Event guide Heading out Heres what is happening around the country

first_img People taking part in India Day in 2016. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4789319 SUMMER MIGHT BE coming to an end but never fear – there are plenty of events to keep you occupied over the weekend.It might feel like the entire country is heading to Electric Picnic, but who needs to sleep in a yurt in Stradbally when you could be heading to a storytelling festival on the edge of the Atlantic or enjoying some classic cinema by the sea. With plenty of events this weekend – including the All-Ireland final – there’s more than enough ways to go out on a high this summer. DUBLINName: All-Ireland Final live screeningWhen: TomorrowWhat: Whether you’re a die-hard Dub, a Kerry true-believer or couldn’t care less about five-in-a-rows, the All-Ireland final is going to dominate the weekend. If you want to get involved in the excitement or didn’t manage to grab a ticket to Croke Park, you could do worse than heading to Smithfield Square to watch the game on the big screen. A word of warning for neutrals or Kerry fans – most people there will no doubt be supporting Dublin. But nonetheless, it should be a fun event in the middle of the city and a nice way to enjoy the buzz of an All-Ireland final. Visit the Dublin City Council website for more details.  Source: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ieName: India DayWhen: TomorrowWhat: If GAA isn’t your thing, head to Phoenix Park for one of the largest Irish-Indian events in the country. Tucked away in Farmleigh, the event promises to be a celebration of Indian dance, food and fashion. Now in its fifth year, thousands of people are expected to attend the free event, so if you’re a member of the Irish Indian community or want to experience Indian culture, pay it a visit. More details can be found here.   Leo Varadkar pays a visit to India Day in 2016. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieCORK Name: Cape Clear International Storytelling FestivalWhen: All weekendWhat: It might be a little tough to get to – being on an island off the coast of Cork – but the Cape Clear Storytelling Festival is certainly worth the trip.Eight miles off the coast of Baltimore, Cape Clear is the the country’s southernmost inhabited island – making it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. With a fantastic line-up of storytellers from around the world, you can immerse yourself in well-told tales on a beautiful island tucked on the edge of the Atlantic.More information on the line-up and how to get there can be found on the festival’s website.  Share2 Tweet Email Event guide: Heading out? Here’s what is happening around the country There’s more than Electric Picnic and GAA to occupy your time this weekend. 1 Comment Short URL Saturday 31 Aug 2019, 9:00 AM Aug 31st 2019, 9:00 AM 12,825 Views Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie By Dominic McGrath LOUTH Name: Blackrock Film FestivalWhen: All weekendWhat: For the fourth year in a row, the seaside town of Blackrock in Louth will be hosting a four-day film festival. From a 1930s classic on show in a 100-year-old hall to open air cinema on the beach, it’s a perfect way to see out the summer. It might not be the warmest weekend (we’d recommend a blanket for the beach-side screening) but tickets are selling out fast so it’s worth a visit for cinephiles. More details and screening times here.  Source: Shutterstock/Melanie LemahieuCLARE Name: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking FestivalWhen: Starts this weekend, but runs all monthWhat: The festival needs little introduction. Lisdoonvarna – the place made famous by Christy Moore – promises love, music and dancing all throughout the month of September. You might not be in the search for love, but don’t let that deter you – there’s music all weekend and the small village will be heaving with visitors, tourists and even the love-sick for the next few weeks. There’s a lot on so take a look at the schedule before you make the trip.  Source: Brian Farrell/RollingNews.ieTIPPERARY  Name: The Ring of Lough Derg BBQ Competition  When: TodayWhat: All throughout September, food producers are bringing locals a “taste of Lough Derg” experience. With events taking place in Galway, Tipperary and Clare, things kick off today with a much-hyped BBQ competition in Ballina. It’s free and all proceeds go to the Irish Heart Foundation. If you want something a little bit chiller, head to Nenagh on Sunday for lake-side yoga – though booking is required. Details of this weekend’s events and for the rest of September can be found here.  Source: Shutterstock/Randall Vermillion People taking part in India Day in 2016. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more