From climate strikes to music and arts festival — here’s what’s happening around Ireland this weekend
Making plans for the weekend? Here are some of the very best events taking place across Ireland from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September.
Fridays for Future Ireland’s Climate Strike
2pm, 23 September / Eyre Square, Galway
This afternoon, climate strikes will be taking place in cities throughout Ireland, inviting people to come along and stand up for the future of our planet. Organised by an Irish grassroots youth movement, Fridays for Future encourage school-striking for climate justice — because what use are English, Irish and Maths on a dying planet? Galway’s demonstration takes place at 2pm in Eyre Square.
23 September / Towns, cities and villages throughout Ierland
Tonight’s the night! Oíche Chultúir is finally here, and events are already taking place around Ireland at this very moment. An evening dedicated to celebrating culture, creativity and the arts while promoting the belief that this rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day, all activities are made available to the public free of charge thanks to the support of the Arts Council and local Authorities across the island of Ireland. Find a complete list of events here.
Éalú Le Grá
23-25 September / Ballyglunin, Galway
A celebration of art, music, food, creativity, passion and the undulating nature of this wonderful life, Éalú Le Grá are bringing a community of people together through love, dance, and wholesome shared experiences. A culmination of ten years’ worth of ideation, this festival encourages self-expression, co-creation and promotes authenticity in how we show up in the world. Find out more here.
Night and Day Festival
24-25 September / Clonalis House, Castlerea, Roscommon
How about spending the weekend celebrating the Autumn Equinox at the inaugural Night and Day Festival? The Equinox is a time when the Earth is in perfect harmony, evenly split between night and day, north and south, warm and cold. The festival is made up of a magical, musical medley of performance, art and interaction with an inventive programme of live music, discussion, culinary feasting, locally brewed craft beers and a whole lot of dancing.
Sister Act The Musical
20 September – 01 October / Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
The show’s first weekend on the stage of the Bord Gáis, Sister Act The Musical is bringing disco diva Deloris’ story to life as she becomes a nun on the run. Placed under protective custody, our lead is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found — a convent! Encouraged to lend her expertise to the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. For an extra special night out, combine your visit with dinner and drinks at the new look Circle Club, the beautiful private members club at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.