Looking for things to do this weekend? We have you covered!

There's lots on around the country!

For anyone in need of some inspiration or ideas for things to do around the country this weekend, look no further than our weekend event guide!

Here are VIP’s top five things to do:

 Pure Magic Battle for the Bay Watersport Festival 2017:

Dollymount Strand at last year's festival
Dollymount Strand at last year’s festival

Dollymount Strand hosts the year’s first big summer event this weekend, May 20th and 21st. With activities and events for all the family including a beach market, kids zone and main stage performances from the likes of Midnight Therapy, The King King Ban and Davie Furey, there’s something for everyone. This two day event is completely free and also has a host of after parties lined up around the city. Head on down between 10am and 6pm to soak up the atmosphere.

International Literature Festival Dublin:

International Literature Festival Dublin Pic: Instagram
International Literature Festival Dublin Pic: Instagram

Dublin welcomes some of the biggest names in Literature as the ILFDublin takes centre stage. The events span out over 18 different locations across so the city, so there’s sure to be something on near you. There’ll be a whole range of events for both adults and kids across the city, so book your tickets to all events here:  www.ilfdublin.com

Dublin Dance Festival:

Dublin Dance Festival Pic: Instagram
Dublin Dance Festival Pic: Instagram

The leading dance event in Ireland takes place this weekend, which will bring out some of the world’s best dancers and choreographers to perform for Irish audiences. The festival, which has been taking place annually since 2004, will have events running across Dublin from the 18th to the 20th of May. Tickets for all events, which range in price starting at €8, and a few which are free, are available here: http://www.dublindancefestival.ie/book-tickets

Litfest-A food and drink literary festival in Ballymaloe:

Ballymaloe LitFest Pic: Instagram
Ballymaloe LitFest Pic: Instagram 

Cork’s biggest food and drink festival comes to tow over the weekend. With an host of guest speakers including David Prior, Michelle Darmody and Hazel Allen, tickets for each event are individually priced and specific to each location. Book your tickets to any of the huge range of events here, and remember any individual event tickets entitles you to free entry in the festival’s Fringe Festival that features the likes of Cully and Sully . The events span across the whole weekend!

The Buff Day Spa:

Buff Day Spa
If you’ve had a hectic few days, whether it be at work or with the kids, why not put your feet up this weekend, and enjoy a gorgeous pamper session over the week. The Buff Day Spa offers a Dermalogica Spa Custom Facial, which will not only help you relax, but rejuvenate your skin. Firstly a skin therapist will analysis your skin, before drafting up the perfect facial to suit your particular needs. The treatment entails a cleanse, exfoliation, extraction plus a mask, which leaves the skin glowing. Treatments cost €85 and last almost one hour.


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