5 things to do for the weekend ahead...

1. Yacht fun
Tomorrow the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven in Cork will host almost 100 yachts for this year’s Volvo Cork Week. 

The regatta will feature a European championship race for the first time and the inaugural Beaufort Cup.

www.corkweek.ie 

2. Street cred

The Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship takes place in Dublin today and tomorrow, and Cork July 16 and 17. The free family fun day boasts the Lizard Man, the highly skilled hula hoopist and contortionist Lisa Lottie and contortionist Alakazam - the human knot. The day runs from noon til 8pm both days.

3. Bark in the park

Dogs and their humans will take part in a 4km sponsored dog walk in Tymon Park in Templeogue in Dublin at 3pm tomorrow. Prizes for the dog with the Best Bark, Shiniest Coat, Happiest Smile, Waggiest Tail and a new award for Best Trick in the Pack.

www.barkinthepark.ie 

4. Spud-tacular even

The Culture & Chips Festival takes to the streets of Limerick in style this Tuesday when Daniel O’Connell’s whole block on upper O’Connell Streetwill become party central from noon until evening.Performers and artists combine with cooking demos, local food and drinks stalls, and much more.

www.cultureandchips.com 

5. Art life

The Galway International Arts Festival kicks off on Monday until July 24. Tomorrow night and Monday giant fire-breathing insects, butterflies and dragons will invade the city’s streets as Barcelona’s outside theatre company, Sarruga, give Macnas a run for their money.

www.giaf.ie/ 


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