There’s never a dull moment around the country at this time of year, with festivals, sporting occasions and much more happening in all four corners.
We’ve rounded up the best ways for you to spend the weekend!
Electric Picnic: Stradbally Co. Laois August 30th-September 1st
The summer of festivals is set to come to a close this weekend, with music lovers descending on Stradbally from this evening onwards.
Florence and The Machine, Hozier and The Strokes are the main headliners of the weekend, but with plenty more entertainment scheduled it’s sure to be a weekend for everyone!
More tickets for the festival have just been released and can be found here.
All-Ireland Senior Football Final: Dublin vs Kerry, Croke Park Sunday September 1st Croke Park, Dublin
The biggest day in the Irish sporting calendar comes to Dublin this weekend, as The Dubs face off with Kerry in the All Ireland final.
It’s set to be a hugely historic day no matter what the result, as Jim Gavin’s side bid to win the Sam Maguire for the fifth time in a row, a feat which has never been done before, and the Kingdom looking to avenge their own ill fated drive for five back in 1982.
Tickets are like gold dust for the big game, but if you missed out head down to Smithfield Square, where Dublin City Council are erecting a big screen for fans to soak up the atmosphere.
Calum Best Celebrity Charity Football match: Tallaght Stadium Dublin – Saturday August 31st @ 3pm
Calum Best is pulling together some major star power for a celebrity football match this Saturday in Dublin, and there will be some big names taking to the field!
The Big Brother star has organised the event in aid of Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force and UK based Charity Naco (National Association for Children of Alcoholics), with his team taking on a famous 11 headed up by singer Brian McFadden.
Tickets, starting at just €12, are still available and can be bought here
Feast Cork Food & Drink Festival: Midleton Co. Cork September 1st-8th
If you’re in the Rebel county this weekend, and consider yourself a foodie, look no further than the fEast Cork Food & Drink Festival.
Taking place in the market town of Midleton, the festival blends the area’s rich food heritage with the wider Cork region, and has added a number of very special guests into the mix.
Make sure to check it out!
Diet Coke Book Club at the Marlin Hotel
Amy Huberman and Darren Kennedy are hosting The Diet Coke Book Club at the Marlin Hotel in Dublin this evening, and it’s sure to be a great night for all book lovers!
The duo will be heading up the discussion from 8pm, and fans without tickets can still take part via Diet Coke’s Instagram live.
The book in question is ‘How To Fail’ by author Elizabeth Day – we can’t wait for this one!