Can’t nod off? Eating these foods should help you get a better night’s sleep
Can’t nod off? Eating these foods should help you get a better night’s sleep

Jennifer McShane

‘Bridgerton’ author on the female gaze and why the show’s sex scenes are revolutionary, not raunchy
‘Bridgerton’ author on the female gaze and why the show’s sex scenes are revolutionary, not...

Sarah Finnan

The best new beauty launches this week
The best new beauty launches this week

Holly O'Neill

‘Doing Dry January, I realised it wasn’t actually about the alcohol at all’
‘Doing Dry January, I realised it wasn’t actually about the alcohol at all’

Lauren Heskin

‘I was essentially raped on camera’: Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of abuse in new documentary
‘I was essentially raped on camera’: Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of abuse in...

Jennifer McShane

Once again, Taylor Swift is being forced to defend herself against a man
Once again, Taylor Swift is being forced to defend herself against a man

Sarah Finnan

Karen Millen launches a gorgeous new collection focused on sustainability
Karen Millen launches a gorgeous new collection focused on sustainability

Shayna Sappington

2021 was the year of the deranged celebrity couple and now 2022 is following suit
2021 was the year of the deranged celebrity couple and now 2022 is following suit

Holly O'Neill

‘I may have felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now’: Lena Dunham on her plans to adopt
‘I may have felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now’: Lena Dunham...

Sarah Finnan

This Ballsbridge home is on the market for €1.25 million
This Ballsbridge home is on the market for €1.25 million

Megan Burns

Image / Editorial

4 great family-friendly events going on in Ireland this weekend


By Erin Lindsay
28th Feb 2020
4 great family-friendly events going on in Ireland this weekend

The weekend’s forecast is dismal again this weekend (what else is new?) but there’s plenty on for you and the kids to escape to


Saturday: National Library Open Day around the country

Libraries are an essential part of community life around Ireland, and this weekend is the perfect time to introduce your kids to the brilliant resources they hold. This weekend sees the country’s first ever National Library Day take place, to give patrons a taste of the workshops, classes, exhibitions and activities available at libraries, and staff will show visitors how to get the most out of their library.

Saturday: Engineering Our Future: Family Fun Day at NUI Galway

If you have any budding engineers in the house, bring them up to NUI Galway on Saturday to get them excited about a future in the world of engineering. NUI Galway is holding a family fun day with science and engineering shows, movie screening, workshops and hands-on activities that will inspire young (and older) people and help them learn about the world around us.  Tickets for some events can be pre-booked.

 

Sunday: Printfest for Engineer’s Week at the National Print Museum in Dublin

Another for Engineers’ Week, kids and adults can discover the history behind the traditional printing press at this dedicated day at the Irish Print Museum. Live demonstrations, Q+A and drop-in PrintLab workshops will all be available to visitors.

Sunday: Community Seed Exchange Day, Co.Clare

The Irish Seed Savers Association in Scariff, Co. Clare, invites families to come together and swap your seeds at their Community Seed Exchange Day on 1st March. Enjoy a walk through twenty acres of Organic Seed Gardens, Heritage Orchards and Native Woodland trails. With a feed from the Cob Pizza Oven waiting for you.


Read more: WATCH: Two pathologists debunk commonly believed coronavirus myths

Read more: Perimenopause: The symptoms you may not know about

Read more: 10 lessons I learned at my first Fashion Week