Something for the weekend...

1. Show Time
The annual Cork Summer Show takes place this weekend at the showgrounds in Curraheen. 

From pig agility courses to pet dog shows, best in breed livestock competitions, vintage motors, live music with great food and craft beers, the 200-year-old show is getting better with age. 

From 9am to 6pm, tickets from €15 for adults and children go free. 

www.corksummershow.com 

2. Street Fest

The second annual Clonakilty Street Carnival takes place today with a day of free entertainment and fun. 

Last year’s highly successful ‘longest dinner party’ is back with even more of the town’s restaurants lined up to serve street food along the full length of Pearse Street from 3pm, with adult meals priced at €10 and kid’s meal for €5 with street performers and buskers; live music; a kids zones and giant games.

3. Midsummer Fun

Cork Midsummer Festival, the annual arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration, is up and running until June 25. 

Returning favourites such as ProdiJIG at Cork Opera House, the Long Table Dinner on the South Mall and family favourite the Picnic in the Park which is on tomorrow from 11.30am-4.30pm in Fitzgerald’s Park, feature in a strong programme of theatre events. 

www.corkmidsummer.com 

4. High Notes

Limerick Sings hosts its fifth International Choral Festival from Thursday through to Sunday. The festival hosts choirs all traditions and nationalities for a weekend of festive non-competitive singing. 

www.limericksings.com 

5. Open Garden Fundraiser, Dunmanway

Tina Bills (née Treutler) was born and raised in West Cork, and now lives in the United States with her husband and her 18-month-old daughter Zoey. 

To aid with exorbitant costs of treatments for Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer, and bucket list plans, her mother Erika is holding an Open Garden Fundraiser on June 25th, from noon until 6pm, at the Pinetree Lodge Garden, Cloonkirgeen, Ballinacarriga, Dunmanway. 

Tina herself was scheduled to be there for the fundraiser but due to radiation treatment over the coming weeks, the 28-year-old cannot travel to Ireland. 

“I am hoping people will come and enjoy the garden, a cup of coffee or tea, and a piece of cake“, says Erika Treutle. 

To book, call 085-7020061.

colette.keane@examiner.ie 


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