SOME­THING FOR THE WEEK­END

Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Feature -

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Fairy Fun

The third an­nual Fairy­tale Fes­ti­val at Wood­stock Gar­dens in Inis­tioge in Co Kilkenny takes place to­mor­row from 11am to 6pm. The day out in­cludes a fairy trail, train ride, archery, bouncy cas­tles, sto­ry­telling, arts & crafts, and fairy­tale char­ac­ters to meet. It costs €15 per per per­son or €50 for a fam­ily of four and kids un­der two go free. Ev­ery­thing is free af­ter the ad­mis­sion

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price, in­clud­ing park­ing. Just Desserts Can­cel the diet: The first Dessert Fes­ti­val is on the way. From Mon­day, restau­rants, cafes, bak­eries, pubs and ho­tels will be pulling out all the stop­sto take part in the Fes­ti­val, which runs for the week. Busi­nesses can get in­volved in the fun by reg­is­ter­ing at hefes­ti­val­crew.com/dessert-fest

3 Famine Art Com­ing Home: Art and the Great Hunger, an ex­hi­bi­tion of the world’s largest col­lec­tion of famine-re­lated art is be­ing shown at the West Cork Arts Cen­tre in Sk­ib­bereen, Co Cork. Ac­com­pa­nied by a rich and di­verse pro­gramme of per­for­mances, talks, lec­tures and events at Uillinn and in other lo­ca­tions, Com­ing Home is a unique op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence art­works by ma­jor Irish and Irish Amer­i­can artists of the past 170 years such as Daniel Macdon­ald, Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, Wil­liam Crozier, Hughie O’Donoghue, Dorothy Cross and Alanna O’Kelly. west­corkarts­cen­tre.com or phone 028 22090 info@west­corkarts­cen­tre.com

4 G’Day Mate Around 1,500 Aus­tralians will ar­rive in Cobh in Co Cork on Fri­day aboard the cruise ship Sea Princess to a true Irish ‘Aus­tralia Day’ wel­come. Cobh’s Fes­ti­val at­mos­phere will in­clude non­stop free en­ter­tain­ment from 11am in the town’s wa­ter­front Prom­e­nade. This will in­clude tra­di­tional mu­sic and Irish danc­ing, mar­ket stalls and a farewell mu­si­cal knees up with Cobh Con­fra­ter­nity Band. vis­it­cobh.com

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Moon Shadow

Join CIT Black­rock Cas­tle Ob­ser­va­tory in Cork in cel­e­brat­ing the up­com­ing lu­nar eclipse. It will host a se­ries of free events to mark the eclipse, in­clud­ing ob­ser­va­tions of the moon and plan­ets via tele­scope with the Cork As­tron­omy Club. While a film screen­ing has been com­pletely booked out, the re­main­ing events are still free to at­tend from 7:30pm on Fri­day. bco.ie/events/red-moon-serene-uni­verse,

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