CHALLENGE yourself at Dingle’s Mountain Challenge this Saturday, 18 August. The annual event is organised by Brighter Communities Worldwide, an organisation that's been working since 2002 to respond to the needs of the people of Kenya. Their focus is on improving health, access to clean water, better education and increased household income. Funds raised at this annual event will help support rural families in Kenya to live healthy lives. Choose between climbing Mount Brandon or walking part of the Dingle Way (8km). Participation costs €60. See

ENJOY the Canal Quarter Festival in Tullamore this weekend from Thursday, 16 August, to Sunday, 19 August, as the festival of music, food and craic returns once more. Some of the acts include the Wolfe Tones, Damien Dempsey, Ruaile Buaile, The Harleys and many more. Closing the festivities on Sunday night is Smash Hits, bringing back the best of the '90s music, which is not to be missed if you're a '90s child. See for more.