February Fun

I’ve put together some activities that might interest you for this weekend and for February in general.  If you are looking for more information about events in your area, then take a look over previous posts that I’ve written under this header. :)
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Leinster

Dublin: Want to do something completely different this Saturday? The ever quirky Bernard Shaw pub is hosting an event called ‘The All City Graffiti Wars’. This is a free event from 1-6pm. It looks like great fun. Check our more on the Lovin’ Dublin link page to find out more: http://www.visitdublin.com/see-do/details/all-city-graffiti-wars/511597/#53.331708|-6.264573|16

The ‘Dine in Dublin‘ Food Festival runs from Mon 22nd of Feb – Sun 28th of Feb. Indulge your taste buds!!!

The Dublin Film Festival runs until the end of February: http://www.diff.ie. Don’t miss out!!

And if you’re enjoying a leisurely day in Dublin City, here’s a café that isn’t too well known but will always have you calling back. It’s so nice to sit here on a Saturday and take in the incredibly eclectic surroundings. Reasonably priced and always enjoyable. Located near the Italian Quarter and well, well worth a visit: http://foamcafe.ie

Wexford: Lots of family friendly activities on offer here this midterm break. Worth a look! :) http://www.wellshouse.ie/february-midterm-fun-at-wells-house-and-gardens/Connaught

Munster

Cork: The Big Night out in the Secret Garden with Gavin James looks to be a good one! He’s a brilliant performer, so this is definitely not one to be missed if you are out and about in Cork!

Clare: Suggesting a walk here. Obviously be sensible here, stick to the route and don’t walk on cliffs if the weather is bad. I walked the Cliff’s of Moher last February and then went on to Ennistimon and had the most delicious crepes in the Oh La La creperie. It’s one of the best creperies I’ve eaten in. Here’s the link to the walk: http://www.walkingroutes.ie/1092-Cliffs-of-Moher.html and to the creperie: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_Review-g212534-d2314579-Reviews-Oh_La_La-Ennistymon_County_Clare.html (Always goes down well after a brisk walk in the fresh air, and necessary when on your midterm! :) )

Ulster

Belfast is a beautiful city to visit with lots of hidden gems. I’ve visited friends there often and always had a great time. I have yet to visit The Titanic Museum, but their website is advertising a week of family fun from Feb 13th – 20th: http://titanicbelfast.com/Explore/whatson/Midterm-Family-Fun!.aspx. If you don’t have a family, and are looking for a place to go for a few days, then I’d recommend Belfast for that too. The Cathedral Quarter is a bustling hub of food and culture, a bus tour around Fall’s Road is a must, visit the Botanic Gardens, St. George’s Market and take a look at The Alice Clock at Fountain Centre. Here’s a link to a list of the 10 best pubs and eateries in Belfast: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/belfast-10-bars-cafes-and-restaurants-you-wont-want-to-miss-this-summer-31278238.html. And don’t forget to try an Ulster Fry!

Connaught

Roscommon: Athlone Castle is offering a free pass to under 15’s this midterm week and charging a mere 4euro for all other admissions. Not bad!! Check it out here: http://www.athloneartsandtourism.ie/news/midterm-madness-in-athlone-castle-kids-go-free

Roscommon: Lough Key Forest Park – this fantastic park and all of it’s wonderful facilities are now open following the Winter’s flooding. Go here for a walk and catch up with a friend, have even more fun and giggles with a group of friends with the Boda Borg challenge or even bring your family to check out bike trails, play ground fun and more!! When you’re finished, why not check out all the local town of Boyle has to offer, home of the wonderful Moone Boy! Depending on which way you’re traveling from, lunch in the beautiful Lough Rynn Castle is always a good idea! Sit in front of one of their roaring fires in the their drawing room and spend the evening laughing, chatting, enjoying good food and playing board games.

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