Cork Film Festival

5-21 November: Running for the 66th time, Ireland’s biggest film festival is returning this autumn with in-person and online events. A careful selection of classics, award-wining international films and new discoveries are in the line-up to promise a good cinema experience. There is bound to be something for every interest and age. Whether you want to watch movies directed by women, indulge in culinary films or plan a family day out with kid-friendly movies, you will be spoiled for choice. Enjoy international and local film talent and ignite your creative side this November. For the full programme, visit

The Polar Express, Clonakilty, Cork

27 November-24 December: It is time to start planning your Christmas celebrations. The West Cork Model Railway Village will turn into a Christmas wonderland and supply visitors with a Polar Express-worthy experience. From a dance performance by the elves, a meeting with Santa and helping the elves find Santa’s reindeer, there won’t be a minute to get bored. Of course the beautifully decorated village with Christmas trees and lights helps to keep families occupied. Book at

Iron Annie by Luke Cassidy, Glór, Ennis

18 November: If you are looking to escape the cold winter’s approach, but still want to be entertained, this cabaret might just tick all the boxes. The production features music, theatre and literature. The play is an adaptation of Luke Cassidy’s book Iron Annie. It is based in Dundalk and follows the main characters Annie and Aoife, who develop an attraction towards one another. A lot of drama, some light-hearted relief and a great night are promised to be delivered. For more info visit

Abba Forever, University Concert Hall, Limerick

25 November: You can be a dancing queen! After the release of Abba’s recent album, there is no better time to brush up your lyric knowledge of their original songs. Abba Forever founder Dennis Scally has assembled a group of talented musicians to perform all the classic hits from the Scandinavian band. There will be plenty of opportunity to sing along with friends to your favourite songs, have a dance and a ball and get ready to start the Christmas celebrations early. To book tickets, see

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