Weekend loves: This week's must do, see & buy

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Weekend loves: This week's must do, see & buy

Part of the Get Animated programme, this is an interactive exhibition of original drawings, prints, storyboards and animation showing what it really takes to make a movie.

Plus, on August 14 and 27 there’s a chance to meet Rory Conway, one of Cartoon Saloon’s animators from 10.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm.

www.ark.ie

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Mark your diaries. A Taste of West Cork Food Festival returns next month with a mix of food markets and demonstrations, cookery competitions, talks and exhibitions. Looking for the perfect base?

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is offering a two-night stay with a West Cork breakfast each morning and a ‘Taste of West Cork’ tasting menu on September 10 and 17 in the Gulfstream restaurant.

It features ingredients from West Cork producers including Ummera Smokehouse, the famous Clonakilty Black Pudding, Coolcower Meats, and the Real Olive Company.

Prices start from €245 per person sharing and include two nights’ accommodation with breakfast each morning and the Taste of West Cork tasting menu, available Saturday evening only.

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All eyes are on Rio. Perfect timing then for the ‘Ireland’s Olympians’ exhibition at the GAA Museum in Croke Park, Dublin.

Showcasing the country’s winning medalists, there’s a special emphasis on 1924 when Ireland first competed as an independent nation.

Think medals and memorabilia from many of Ireland’s 26 successful Olympians, including the first medal won by Ireland post-independence by Jack B Yeats at the 1924 Paris Games, awarded in the Arts & Literature Category.

Given Ireland’s boxing success at the Olympics, it is no surprise it dominates, with the gold medal won by Katie Taylor also on show.

www.crokepark.ie

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