5 Fun Things To Do Around Ireland Before November Is Up

Keep your week interesting with these fun events.

It’s that time of the evening where you’re itching to get out of the office and begin your weekend planning. If you’ve already mentally checked out of your work, we’re here to help you get a head start on your planning. November is nearly over and there are lots of fun things to do this coming week. Here’s our round up of the best things to do around the country before December creeps up on us.

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival starts in Dublin this weekend and will run all the way until December 23rd. The festival will feature the largest ever display of Christmas lights in Dun Laoghaire, the iconic Ferris Wheel from the movie Grease, a Vintage Funfair, Santa’s Post Box and the very popular Christmas market with a traditional and nostalgic theme, bringing the magic of Christmas and a Winter Wonderland for the festive season. Admission is free at the festivities start at 11:00am and finish at 7:00pm every day.


Ireland’s largest winter festival began in Waterford last weekend and will continue until December 23rd. The festival will showcase a range of events and lots of them free. From ice skating to christmas markets and cocktail classes, there’s sure to be fun things for you to do here all month. For more information visit winterval.ie

Free Vegan Ice Cream With Ben & Jerry’s

On Saturday the 24th, Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy is collaborating with three of Ireland’s most premier vegan restaurants to give out free ice cream as a celebration of World Vegan Month.  Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy offers fans of the ice cream a chance to enjoy three of their most popular flavours without having to compromise on their vegan or dairy free dietary choices. Vegans and ice cream lovers in general will be able to sample three delicious non-dairy flavours: Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey and Peanut Butter & Cookies. Pop into one of these restaurants to get your sweet fix this weekend: 

  • The Garden of Vegan (Ranelagh, Dublin)
  • Loving Salads (Cork City)
  • The Lighthouse (Galway City).

Vegan & Gluten Free Christmas Afternoon Tea

Wild Sage Bakery will be popping up in the wonderful Platform 61 on Dublin’s South William Street this coming Sunday the 25th for a Vegan & Gluten Free Christmas Afternoon Tea.  There will be a delicious selection of sweet and savoury baked goods, sandwiches and petit fours. Everything will be handmade from scratch using some home-grown herbs and flowers, and with no palm oil. Tickets are €43.80 at this link.

Renew Clinic’s Evening Of Skincare At The Shearwater Hotel

On the 29th November, The Spa at the Shearwater Hotel in Galway will host a fabulous, fun & informative Evening of skincare & beauty! Live demo on fillers, informative talks on anti-aging from the award winning Renew Skin Clinic. Book in advance for your private skin consultation and receive a goodie bag on the night. The evening will begin with a prosecco & gin reception with sweet and savoury treats at 6:30pm followed by a live presentation from Renew. To book call 0909630400!


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