It may not feel like it, as you head off to work under an umbrella, but it's still summer.

The season continues this weekend with loads of fun activities and events all across the country.

There are thousands of ideas for things to do in Ireland on but, as always, we've done the hard-work and selected some of our favourites.

It doesn't matter where in Ireland you are this weekend, there is plenty to do. So grab your brolly (you never know...) and enjoy the rest of the summer!

1). National Heritage Week
This year's National Heritage Week runs from August 19th - August 27th, with thousands of events all across the country organised by national and local organisations.

Most of the events are free, and aim the highlight and promote our cultural heritage.

The Natural History Museum is even bringing back the dinosaurs - you can hang out with a life-sized Megalosaurus and get to hold REAL dinosaur fossils in the palm of your hand this Saturday.

2). Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Clare
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, the most important event in the traditional music calendar, continues all week until the 21st August.

It's a celebration of Irish traditional music, song and dance, with musicians, singers and dancers competing for the honour of an All-Ireland title.

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann takes place all week until the 21st August 

3). The Hollywood Fair, Wicklow
This popular Wicklow fair is rumoured to be taking a break next year, so enjoy it while you can.

This year's fair has a 1950s theme, which is sure to add some colour to a wonderful lineup of fun activities which include ceili/set-dancing, children’s fun and games, a slow-bicycle race, live music, stalls, sheepdog trials and more.

4). Rose of Tralee International Festival
The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 58 years on the go in 2017.

The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee, but there is also a week-long programme of activities and events starting on the 16th August that includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and Rose Parades.

Bird's Euroshow and Fossett's Circus will be back in Tralee, entertaining families throughout the week.

5). The Big Grill Festival, Ballsbridge
Ireland’s first ever international BBQ festival, a celebration of the art of cooking with fire & smoke, comes to the leafy surrounds of Herbert Park from August 17th to 20th.

There will be demos & workshops from well-known chefs, a chilli eating challenge, a grand BBQ cook-off and children's play area with entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday.

The big grill
The Big Grill Festival takes place in Ballsbridge this week

6). Carrigaholt Family Festival, Clare
The 24th Carrigaholt Family Festival runs from August 17th - 20th.

The festival has something for everyone from young children to adults, with loads of fun events including a Bay Swim, Slow Bicycle Race, Car Treasure Hunt, Horse Show Throwing, Fancy Dress Parade, Sheaf Throwing and more.

7). Tullow Show, Carlow
The Tullow Agricultural Show is one of the most established agricultural shows in the country.

The event, which has something to interest both rural and urban visitors and young and old, takes place on Sunday the 20th of August at the showgrounds in Coppenagh.

8). Groove Festival, Wicklow
Set in Kilruddery Estate, Groove is billed as a family-friendly festival with designated activities for kids.

There will be live music from headline acts like The Hot House Flowers, UB40 and Primal Scream, along with designated areas for family activities - and children Under 12 go FREE!

9). Sunnydaze Children's Festival, Meath
Celebrate the end of summer with a two-day children’s festival in the popular Rathbeggan Lakes in Meath.

Weekend ticket holders can camp overnight; there will be three covered stages with live music and entertainment, giant wooden games, puppet shows, magicians and workshops.

Festivals for children
Treat your kids to a weekend of puppet shows, magicians and workshops

10). Tom Duffy Circus, Clonmel
This year's Duffys spectacular features motorbike riders from Brazil, Mexican clowns, Kenyan acrobats, Liberty horses, performing poodles, high-speed Juggling and the 5th generation of the Duffy family, Tom & Jamie, with their award-winning Wheel of Death! 

The show moves to Clonmel from the 17th - 20th of August, before heading to Wexford for rest of the month.

11). Elves and Fairies Day, Galway
The Fairy Queen and Elf King are on their way to Brigit's Garden inviting all fairies and elves, young or old, to
join them for a day of fairy magic and fun in Ireland's award winning Celtic Gardens, on Sunday from 12.30p.m. – 4.30 p.m

Women's Rugby World Cup
The finals of the Women's Rugby World Cup will be held in Belfast next week

Three things to do next week:

1) Women's World Cup

The exciting tournament concludes with the semi-finals and final scheduled for Belfast next week. 
Will Irish eyes be smiling?

2) A Taste of Donegal
Running from August 25th - August 27th, you can taste and purchase some of the finest food and drink available from all over Ireland and the UK.

There will be live demonstrations from top Irish chefs, and a closing fireworks display over Donegal Bay on Sunday evening.

3) Dalkey Lobster Festival
The Dalkey Lobster Festival takes place in the chilled out village of Dalkey from the Thursday 24th to Sunday, 27th August.

The festival presents a fusion of local seafood with the best of current global jazz musicians, plus lots of fun events for all the family to enjoy.