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BLOODY VIK­INGS

÷ At the Coun­try Life Mu­seum, Castle­bar, you can Meet the Vik­ings on July 2 from 2.15-4.15pm. The mu­seum’s res­i­dent Viking, Rag­nar Olaf­son, gives a tour of his camp and shares his bloody ex­ploits, in­clud­ing the Bat­tle of Clon­tarf. No book­ing re­quired. mu­seum.ie

CITY CEN­TRE CUL­TURE

÷ At the Ch­ester Beatty Li­brary in Dublin Cas­tle, art is made ac­ces­si­ble to chil­dren as young as three with free ac­tiv­ity books of draw­ings, jig­saws and puz­zles avail­able on ar­rival. On June 29, there is also a teens’ screen­ing of Sing Street, with pizza. It’s free, but book­ing is re­quired. cbl.ie

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY

÷ On July 16, Wells House and Garden in Gorey, Co Wex­ford, cel­e­brates its fifth birth­day with a Vic­to­rian garden party. Feel free to dress up for cel­e­bra­tions that in­clude pup­pet shows, mu­sic, face-paint­ing and ma­gi­cians. well­shouse.ie

UP, UP AND AWAY

÷ Bray Air Dis­play, July 22-23 has “per­for­mances” from the Span­ish air force, a fly­ing boat and his­toric Stear­man and Chip­munk air­craft, as

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