What’s on this November? Best Events around Ireland this Month

An interesting and eclectic selection of events around the country that has something for everyone!

Check out these great events this November and have a listen to our event podcast!

November events coast 2017

1. Gaelforce Turf Warrior | Killary Harbour, Galway 4th November

Feel up for a challenge why not try Ireland’s most innovative and exciting obstacle course! This is one of the toughest courses in Ireland so prepare to get mucky as you leap, crawl and swing your way through obstacles on the banks of Killary Fjord.

More info: Turf Warrior

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RMS Leinster departing Kingstown on a mail run

2. The Last Voyage of the Leinster – Book Launch | Dublin  9th November @ 7:30 pm

Next year marks the centenary of the sinking of the Dun Laoghaire mailboat RMS Leinster. An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Tom Murphy, will officially launch the centenary book of the Mail Boat Leinster. ‘The Last Voyage of the Leinster’ will be launched in the Dun Laoghaire Club at 3 Eblana Avenue. This event is open to the public and all are welcome.

More info: The Last Voyage of the Leinster

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3. Cork Film Festival | Cork  10th – 19th November

Ireland’s oldest film festival returns celebrating film music and art. With 100’s films being screened with features, short films and documentaries from around around the world this festival is a must for any film fanatic.

More info: Cork Film Festival

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4. Listowel Food Fair | Kerry  9th- 12th November

Head to beautiful Listowel in Kerry for a weekend of amazing local food and fun. There’s lots happening with food trails, cooking demos, market stalls whiskey experience and more. The festival is running for over 20 years now and you’ll surely be in for a great time!

More info: Listowel Food Fair

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5. Science Week | 12th – 19th November – All across Ireland

Science Week is an annual celebration of the fascinating worlds of science, technology, maths and engineering. 100 of events are taking place all across the country to get people interested and involved with science and technology. Log on to their website to find some science week events near you.

More info: Science Week

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6. Sneem Storytelling Festival | Kerry  10th – 12th November

These days storytelling has become a lost art but it once played an integral part of our heritage. The Sneem International Storytelling & Folklore Festival breathes new life into this lost art with a weekend of the best storytellers weaving their tales into the night. There will be plenty to enjoy for children and adults alike. Get down to the beautiful Ring of Kerry for an unforgettable weekend.

More info: Sneem Storytelling Festival

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7. Astronomy on the Burren – Geopark Burren Centre | Clare  17th November 

The clear skies of the Burren is the perfect location to watch the stars. Join Terry Moseley, from the Irish Astronomical Association, who will have several telescopes and powerful binoculars to show the wonders of the night sky, including beautiful double stars, star clusters, giant nebulae where stars and planets are currently being born, and the amazing Andromeda Galaxy, the ‘big sister’ of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Terry will also use a powerful laser pointer to point out the constellations and interesting stars, and the background stories as to how they got their names. You will also have the opportunity to see a meteorite – a piece of a broken-up former planet that collided with Earth very many years ago.

More info: Astronomy on the Burren

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8. Guided tours of Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Wexford | Weekdays throughout November

Head to the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve for free guided tours. Tours will take place each weekday afternoon at 3 and no booking is required. On the tour you will learn  history of the North Slob from its reclamation from the sea in 1847 to the establishment of the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve in 1969 and the continuing conservation of the Greenland White-fronted Geese and other wildfowl that winter here in their thousands. Look over the fields for birds and other wildlife. Binoculars and telescopes are provided and visitors are welcome to bring their own.

More info: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

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Ann Robinson
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