Something for the weekend: Five things you need to check out (26 - 28 July) 4 years ago

Something for the weekend: Five things you need to check out (26 - 28 July)

The weekend is finally here.

This weekend's suggested activities include something for people of all ages. From beer to air shows to music and good family fun, this is a perfect weekend sure to keep you entertained.




Now that we have your attention, there is an international brewery festival called Hagstravaganza this weekend that is a must see. Hosted by The White Hag Brewing Company, Sligo, this festival invites the best breweries in Ireland and globally to come and share their beers with attendees.


With each brewery required to bring 3-6 beers each, there will be an opportunity to try up to 80 different types of beer throughout the weekend. Besides the brewery booths for tasting, there will be a food court, beer Olympic yard games, and a Sligo pub crawl.

Tickets are going fast so be sure to get one before they’re gone.

Bray Air Display


The Bray Air Display is Ireland’s biggest airshow and has developed into one of the biggest events of the type in Europe. A free and fun family weekend, this display provides entertainment both in the air and on the ground.

To accompany the excitement in the air, the Seafront Funfair will also be on throughout the weekend which has games, rides, and food. There is also a Flight Deck package available for purchase which includes a private, covered seating area, a complimentary drink, a BBQ lunch, a private bathroom, and a private bar.

Galway International Arts Festival

The Galway International Arts Festival is a more than 40-year-old tradition that brings together artists from multiple disciplines to over 30 venues in Galway. The festival features theatre, music, performing and visual arts, displays, talks and more.


The festival comes to an end this weekend providing a great opportunity to see some of the acts that wrap up this compilation of talent. This festival, which has been regarded as one of the top 5 summer festivals in Europe, is the perfect opportunity to fully immerse oneself with a combination of art and culture.

Earagail Arts Festival

The Earagail Arts Festival is a week-long festival that takes over Donegal with events scattered all across the county. Though this weekend presents the last few days of the festivities, there is no shortage of acts to see.

Throughout the weekend, there will be various shows displaying a range of art forms including dancing, music, circus shows, theatre and more. You will need tickets to each event but many of them are available for €5-10.


Malahide Has It

The Malahide Has It festival is in its 9th year providing family fun activities throughout the weekend.

There will be an inflatable village, face painting, balloon modelling, local drama productions, music and more. Some of the notable music performances include Paul Harrington, Loose Change, and several local bands.

In addition to the festival itself, there will also be a funfair on the beach that runs through the weekend.