Something for the weekend...

Race to the Finish

Killarney Races kicks off its summer racing season tomorrow offering three days of national hunt cards on Sunday and Monday, while Tuesday is devoted to flat racing.

Tomorrow is also the day to get creative with its ‘Mad Hatters Day’ open to children and adults. 

The first race on Sunday is at 2.05pm, the first race on Monday is at 5.10pm and Tuesday’s first race takes place at 5.50pm. Admission from €15 and children under 14 go free.

Open Garden

An Open Garden event takes place tomorrow at Blarney Castle and Gardens in aid of Cork Simon. Between 12pm to 4pm, you can visit the magnificent gardens and historical grounds at Blarney Castle in support of Cork Simon. 

Head gardener Adam Whitburn will give a talk at 2pm on the gardens and the work he undertakes to ensure they are kept in top condition all year round. 

Entry is via the Avenue Entrance and by donation to Cork Simon Community.

Celebrate your Pet

A free family event takes place in Smithfield Square in Dublin tomorrow. The annual ‘Pets in the City’, takes place from 11.30am to 4.30pm and is chance for you to show off your bearded dragon or get some advice on pet care. 

There will be dog shows, a reptile corner, a small animal farm as well as pet care talks and entertainment.

Knit This

This Is Knit will present a weekend of workshops for creative and online businesses in its store in the Powerscourt Centre in Dublin City. The workshops will take place today and tomorrow. 

Successful blogger and podcaster Kate O’Sullivan of A Playful Day will be presenting a weekend of learning based on her experience of creating content online.

Workshops from €45

Run for Life

The Irish Kidney Association’s annual charity fundraiser and family fun run, ‘Run for a Life’ takes place at Corkagh Park, Dublin next Saturday. It aims to celebrate the ‘gift of life’ and raise awareness about the vital importance of organ donation. 

‘Run for a Life’ is open to people of all ages with the option of walking, jogging or running competitively in 2.5km, 5km or 10km distance. Entry costs €20 adult, €10 child and €45 for a


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