Well, this it.
The last weekend of the holidays as thousands of children return to school after a summer of fun.
No more mid-week movie nights, no more lie-ins and no more games in the park.
And that's just the parents!
But, there is still one more weekend to create some extra magical memories and there are plenty of events to help.
1) Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival
The 3rd Trim Salmon of Knowledge is a free festival of family fun, music, dramatic performances incorporating the mythical story of the Salmon of Knowledge from the River Boyne, arts/crafts, culture, Boyne Valley Food producers and much more.
2) Loughrea Medieval Festival
Returning for a sixth year, the Loughrea Medieval Festival is a fun and educational free family event where Lords and Ladies of every age can experience the sights, smells and entertainment of medieval Loughrea as the town is brought to life with everything from the festival's Jester to combat fighting on Sunday's Walled Towns Day.
3) Oughterard Show
The Oughterard Show takes place at Corribdale Grounds and Oughterard Community Centre with numerous animal classes and a domestic section suitable for everyone in the family from grandparents exhibiting their traditional skills to children exhibiting their drawings or painted hard boiled eggs.
4) Rose of Tralee International Festival
The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee next Tuesday, but it is also a week long programme of activities and events including street entertainment, concerts, Birds funfair, circus, fireworks and more.
5 )National Heritage Week
National Heritage week continues until Sunday with hundreds of events around the county including Traditional Games Day on Athlone Castle, free tours of Hill of Slane, Moth Morning in Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park, Water Heritage Day Talk and Walk with Seal Rescue Ireland, Viking Heritage Day on the Greenway and lots more.
6) Waterford Walls Street Art Festival
Amazing live painting by some of the world's top street artists, along with a fun-filled family-friendly programme of activities including live music, workshops, guided art trails expert panel talks and a new children’s street art programme.
7) A Taste of Donegal
This year's Festival will once again host local food producers in a tented village on the pier in Donegal Town, celebrating and promoting great local food and drink from Ireland.
8) Ould Lammas Fair
The Ould Lammas Fair has taken place annually in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, since the seventeenth century. Celebrated on the last Monday and Tuesday in August, the fair marks the end of summer and beginning of harvest.
9) Gaming Day | EPIC Irish Emigration Museum
Ever dreamt of travelling the world? This Saturday, follow in the footsteps of the many Irish emigrants that feature in EPIC without stepping a toe out of Ireland in this interactive gaming session, where the floor is the board and you are the games piece! There are three different sessions: 10:00 for Under 12s, 13:00 for ages 12-17 and 16:00 for adults.
10) Dalkey Lobster Festival
The Dalkey Lobster Festival from Thursday to Sunday is the perfect fusion of the best local food, top musical acts and great entertainment with many of the bars and restaurants hosting top musical acts and it is expected that over 6,000kg of lobster will be served over the weekend.
11) Tramore Firework Display
Tramore Amusement Park presents its forth annual Family Fun Day on Saturday with a host of family activities including free face painting, free balloons and balloon art, stilt walkers, fire breathers, clowns, hip hop dancers, drama groups and loads of free giveaways and a spectacular firework display at 9:40pm
3 things to do next weekend:
1) Electric Picnic
Although it is one of the last summer festivals it's still one of the most popular. Headline acts this year include The Strokes, Hozier and The 1975 but Electric Picnic is so much more than a music festival with comedy, talks and chill-out zones ensuring a fun weekend regardless of your tastes.
2) Air Show Port Stewart
One of Ireland's biggest air show with two-days of spectacular displays in Port Stewart. As well as having amazing aerial aircraft displays to watch there is plenty to do and see at ground level with a wide range of attractions and activities.
Feast Cork runs from 1st to 8th September, based in the market town of Midleton with its rich food heritage but with a strong focus on the wider region But it's not just the food; there will also be balloon artists, jugglers, stilt-walkers, face painters, puppet shows, live music and much more.
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