Making plans for the long weekend? Here’s what’s happening around Ireland
From naked yoga to street feasts and beyond, the ways you could spend your bank holiday weekend are endless — but in case you need some inspiration, here’s a taster of what’s happening across Ireland.
The Spraoi International Street Arts Festival
29, 30 & 31 July, Waterford City
Celebrating its 30th year of festivities, the Spraoi International Street Arts Festival rolls out across the streets of Waterford this weekend, and it’s going to be incredible. Ireland’s biggest summer street party, the occasion draws performers from all over Europe, and offers entertainment for fun lovers of all ages. Headlining with heir annual parade and fireworks display on Sunday, visit the Spraoi website for more information.
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever
30 July, Fairview Park, Dublin
Join the sea of red descending on the wild and windy moors of Fairview Park for part of a global event inspired by the 300 Kate Bush impersonators, or Shambushes, who took to the streets of Brighton in force back in 2013. Don your finest Kate Bush garb for a performance and dance routine of the iconic tune ‘Wuthering Heights’, all in support of Women’s Aid. To find out more, click HERE.
The groundbreaking GUIDES exhibition
Running until September 3, The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Launching at the Linenhall Arts Centre on 15 July in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Arts Council of Ireland’s permanent collection, GUIDES is a visual arts exhibition and events programme like no other, devised by Séamus Nolan. The project presents a series of configurations informed by the concerns and practice of various groups and individuals, made up of contributions from those who advocate for the sharing of public space, of amenities and services for all members of our communities through their work. Click HERE for the full programme.
Naked Beach Yoga
31 July, White Rock Beach, Vico Road, Dalkey
Fancy a bit of yoga in the nip? By no means a new thing, naked yoga is an ancient practice known as Nagna yoga or Vivastra yoga, and this weekly free event focusses of the physical aspects of yoga through posture and breath control. Run by the Irish Naturist Association, the class is open to beginners and experienced yogi alike. For more information, click HERE.
Raven Terrace Street Feast
31 July, Raven Terrace, Galway’s Westend
A beloved event finally returning after a two year break, Galway’s Westend will once again host their Street Feast in celebration of community, great local food and enjoying time spent together. Taking place in an area known for its food, nightlife and culture, a pedestrianised Ravens Terrace will transform into a stellar outdoor dining plaza, playing host to vendors ranging from Bótown Burgers and Hooked on Henry Street to Murphys Ice Cream, Handsome Burger, and Boychik Donuts.