Events for the weekend (23&24 Sept)


Dublin Fringe Fest - 9 - 24 Sept



Sculpture in Context in the National Botanic Gardens - 9 Sept - 14 Oct



Alice out of Wonderland at Rathwood - every weekend between 16 Sept and 7 Oct



Culture Night 2017 (various locations) - 22 Sept



Family Day: SandSation Creation at Draiocht - 23 Sept


Dying, pouring, gluing, planning and creating. Sand is not just for making sandcastles - join our artists for this unique sand art workshop. 


Treebeard and Hornbeam Workshop in St Catherine's Park - 23 Sept


Do you have a child that is up for a challenge? This event is a race against the clock to get around the park identifying trees through experiments and games. Before the time is up, your child will have learnt some interesting facts about trees, handy tips on aging, identifying and knowing what trees you can use for various resources. Plus your child will find the best type of tree to climb. The drop event is suitable for children 6 and up. Please contact Mouse at to book a place or for more information.


RTE NSO Stan and Mabel at NCH - 23 Sept


Stan and Mabel, Paul Rissmann's madcap musical adventure based on the magical picture-book story telling the story of a dog, a cat and a bunch of animal friends who end up in Italy auditioning for the Greatest Orchestra in the World. Presented with big-screen images and other musical pieces to introduce the orchestra! Audience participation guaranteed! It’s a joy.


Excellent Equinox: Marvellous Mace Head drop-in activity in the National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology) - 24 Sept



Drop-in to the museum to take a closer look at the mysterious flint mace head found in the ancient Stone Age passage tomb of Knowth Co. Meath and make your own mace head souvenir to take home! Recommended age: 8+


Vintage & Classic Car Show in Bray - 24 Sept



Sunday Sketching at Hugh Lane Gallery - 24 Sept



Fairy Party at Ardgillan Castle - 24 Sept


The Ardgillan Fairies have been weaving their magic around the park, creating towers and more new houses. Our fairy party will give children the chance to learn about the fairies and see where they live. They can even make a wish in the Fairy Grove. 


Little Red Riding Hood in Lambert Puppet Theatre - 24 Sept



Drop-in Workshop: The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife in the National Gallery - 24 Sept


Inspired by the collection and our exhibitions, these workshops are suitable for tiny tots (about 18 months) up to age 8. You can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as works for you. 


Guided Family Mountain Walk in Cruagh Woods - 24 Sept



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