Something for the weekend...

1. Bray Air Display
2. Fairy Tale Festival 
3. Spirit of Mother Jones Festival
4. 
Cork LGBT Pride Festival
5. The Meave Binchy and Irish Writers Walk 

1. Air-mazing

The aerobatic extravaganza that is the Bray Air Display takes place this weekend with the Red Arrows; Italy’s flamboyant Frecce Tricolori; the dare-devil Breitling Wingwalkers and the Irish Air Corps. www.brayairdisplay.com 

2. Tall Tales

Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co Kilkenny is hosting a one-day Fairy Tale Festival tomorrow from midday to 5pm. 

It includes a fairy trail, treasure hunt, storytelling, bouncy castles, and an outdoor games area with an enclosed arts and crafts section. Tickets €15 per person or €50 for a family of four www.beat102103.com 

3. Mother Courage

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School starts this Thursday and runs to August 1. 

All events are at the Maldron Hotel and the Firkin Crane Theatre and speakers include Catherine McGuinness, Jack O’Connor, Justine McCarthy, Dr Sean Pettit and Fergal Keane, while there will also be music and film. www.motherjonescork.com 

4. Take Pride

The Cork LGBT Pride Festival starts tomorrow and ends with a spectacular parade on Sunday July 24. www.corkpride.com 

5. From Tara Road to Dalkey

Every Friday until September, The Meave Binchy and Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey allows participants enjoy snippets from the work of Maeve Binchy, James Joyce, Hugh Leonard and Flann O’Brien, just to name a few while enjoying some of the sights of Dalkey. 

It starts at 1.30pm at the Writers’ Gallery at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.

Booking in advance is essential. margaret@dalkeycastle.com 


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