Five things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll on the best things to do this week

1|TV|

BYPASSED

Interesting documentary that chats to various people living near the M7 from Dublin to Limerick about how Ireland’s first motorway impacted on their lives.

  • Tuesday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm

2|gig|

FOALS

The Oxford indie merchants are one of the biggest bands in the UK.

  • Live at the Marquee, Cork, Tuesday

3 |music|

KILLARNEY FOLK FESTIVAL

The Waterboys, Christy Moore, and Little Green Cars are among the acts appearing at the INEC in Killarney.

4|cinema|

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Alexander Skarsgård does plenty ab- flexing in this latest take on the story of a European who gets lost as a child in the jungles of Africa.

  • From Friday, cinemas nationwide

5|photography|

IVELEARY

An exhibition of photographs taken from the 1960s to ’80s by US-based Dan McCarthy on his regular visits home to the parish near Macroom.

  • Friday, July 8-28, Town Hall, Macroom

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