If you’re one of the lucky suckers who’s getting more than a few days off this Easter, look this way.
You may be wondering how you’re going to spend your week (or 2 weeks) off, and if you’ve not much planned, despite gorging on Easter eggs, then this is for you.
We’ve set out some of the best events happening over Ireland to keep you occupied over the Easter holidays:
1. Musictown 2017 – April 7th to 17th
This festival has been going since 2015 and is becoming quite popular.
It takes place in Dublin and is set to feature a ton of choirs, DJs, music workshops and more.
Check out the schedule here.
2. Galway Theatre Festival – April 18th to 23rd
For the dramatic arts lovers out there, this one’s for you.
Get cultural in Galway city with tons of different amazing shows.
You can check out their website for more information.
3. Cruinniú na Cásca – April 17th
We know what you’re thinking; huh? Well this new festival may be the best one of all, as there’s tons of free stuff at it.
It’s part of a new initiative from RTE to “come together to enjoy our cultural heritage and the work of our artists and performers”. Taking place on Easter Monday, it’s going to feature a heap of cultural events.
The workshops and events will be free – as will the food and drink tastings. Sound. Check it out.
4. Westport Annual Walking Festival – April 14th to 16th
More of a family friendly option here, and a great way to get fit (in order to make room for chocolate).
The festival is into its 9th year now and allows you to explore the mountains of Mayo and Connemara. Better get brushing up on your Gaeilge so.
You can get more information here.
5. Get Up and Go – April 21st to 22nd
If you need a little bit of direction, this is the event for you.
It’s going to be a motivational talk inspired to get you out of your “comfort zone”.
It’ll be taking place in Ballytivnan in Sligo, here’s the event page.
6. Wooly Ward’s Easter Extravaganza – April 14th – 16th
This is definitely one for the kids, as Wooly Ward’s Mobile Farm concentrates on bringing children and animals together using a hands-on approach that’s fun and engaging, while getting the children involved in a range of activities such as grooming and feeding.
Easter is an amazing time of year for Farms as it is the season for mums welcoming new baby animals, and during Wooly Ward’s Easter Extravaganza you can attend live lambing in the maternity ward, pet baby animals in the nursery, hunt for chocolate Easter eggs, and enjoy the spectacular Animal Theatre show!
Gates open on the 15th, and 16th of April from 2-5pm. Get more info here.
7. Mad Hatters Tea Party – April 16th (Easter Sunday)
On Easter Sunday 16 April, from 1 pm to 5 pm in Deerpark, all is not quite what it seems as a white rabbit, a mad Hatter and a little girl called Alice host a most unusual tea party Mad Hatters Tea Party in Dublin complete with lots of kids activities, a tea cup ride, giant chess, croquet, a hat walk, balloons, an Easter egg Hunt and a host of surprises on picnic tables under a tree!
Characters in costume from that famous scene in Alice in Wonderland such as the White Rabbit, Alice, and the Mad Hatter himself will be there to greet ‘guests’ to their very special tea party on long wooden tables with pretty red and white check table cloths under a tree! Take a ride in a teacup or be a pawn in a giant chess game, have a game of croquet, or join in on the Easter Egg Hunt by collecting code words from the back of the signs.
Get more information here.