Something for the weekend...

1. Spraoi Time
Waterford will transform itself this weekend into a vast stage featuring a vibrant multi-disciplinary programme of street arts and daring performers for all the family. 

Its annual Spraoi Parade sees hundreds of locals dressed in exotic costumes parade through the city’s medieval streets at night accompanied by amazing floats, live music, lighting and special-effects. 

2. Picnic Fun

The 4th annual John Saul Picnic and Vintage Fair takes place on Monday in the grounds of Castlemartyr Resort in aid of ‘My Place’ Community Project, Castlemartyr GAA, Castlemartyr Community Council, Ballycotton, and Youghal RNLI. 

There will be food, fun and entertainment for all the family from 12-5pm and free parking on the day. 

3. Music Matters

The Mitchelstown Music Trail will see musicians performing around the town today and tomorrow between midday and 3pm, availing of the huge audiences that Indiependence brings to the town each year. 

There will also be an opportunity for one lucky band or artist to win a slot at next year’s festival by winning an under 18s busking competition. The prize also includes a recording session in Monorail Studios.

4. Ahoy Hook

Pirates and strongmen will descend on Hook Lighthouse in Co Wexford this weekend as more than 15 competitors take part in six grueling challenges to claim the title. 

Alongside the serious display of strength, teams of raggedy pirates from all over the peninsula will take part in pirate battles for coveted treasure. There is also a BBQ, live music and entertainment. 

5. On your Bike 

The four day Annual Tour de Munster cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland takes place from Thursday to Sunday and will see more than 100 amateur cyclists cycle 600km around the six counties of Munster, raising funds for the Munster branches of DSI. 

You can support the cycle and cheer on the cyclists’ attempt to raise €250,000. 

Check or to find out when the tour is hitting your area.


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