Something for the weekend...

1 Party in the Park
The inaugural Quarter Park Party, a free, day-long summer event in Fitzgerald’s Park takes place on Saturday (June 23) from noon to 6.30pm. 

 

The fun-filled day will feature activities from live music to summer sing-alongs, performances, storytelling and community games, including egg and spoon races and three-legged football. 

Write Stuff

Readings, workshops , seminars and children’s events are just a small sample of things to do at the West Cork Literary Festival, which starts tomorrow and runs for the week.

Workshops from song writing to playwriting, memoirs to travel writing, form the epicentre of the festival where experts in their field share their knowledge. 

Guests include Zadie Smith, Nick Laird, Christina Lamb, John Banville, Claire Keegan, Kevin Barry, and Theo Dorgan. 

www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie or lo-call 1850 788 789.

3 Horse Sense

For thrills and excitement, not much can beat the annual Dublin Horse Show at the RDS, which starts on Wednesday and runs until Sunday.

Enjoy international show jumping, suffer the thrills of puissance wall or the excitement of the Aga Khan competition.

Tickets from €22. www.dublinhorseshow.com 

4 Classic Cars

Ballincollig and District Vintage and Classic Car club hosts its Summer Show from Friday at the Ballincollig Shopping Centre, Co Cork.

There will be a vintage bicycle parade through the town, an army display, vintage car show, music, dog shows and entertainment. 

The Sliabh na mBan, the Michael Collins film car, will also be part of the weekend-long events. www. ballincolligvintageclub.com 


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