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31st Aug 2019

Here’s How To Occupy Yourself This Weekend If You’re Not At Electric Picnic

Sarah Finnan

It may seem that everyone and their mother is at EP, but don’t let FOMO stop you from having a ball this weekend. There’s loads on around the country and I’ve rounded up my top five things to do below!

Dublin Vintage Treasures & Antiques Fair

Open every Sunday, there’s something for every taste and budget. From crafts to vintage clothes and millinery, you really can find it all here. All hosted inside the Shelbourne Park Stadium in Dublin. Free admission for all so happy thrifting!

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Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Sure to deliver on craic, you don’t have to be single to enjoy the Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival…though if you are, you might just bag yourself a partner! Running from August 30 to September 29, there’s plenty of time to check out the goings on. Read more here.

Athlone River Festival

Ideal for families and water-sport enthusiasts, this festival celebrates ‘both the rich history and culture of the medieval town and its unique connection to the River Shannon’. Activities for all ages. Athlone to the bone as they say. Find more information at

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Blackrock Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, the Blackrock Film Festival in Louth is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. Amélie, Back To The Future and The Man Who Wanted To Fly all on the cards for the weekend. Book tickets here.

Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival

Housed on the idyllic Cape Clear Island, the line-up includes a wide range of MC’s, professional storytellers and the sweet lyrical musings of Colum Sands. This year’s programme promises to be the biggest so far.

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