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OPERA IN THE WEST

Some of Europe’s finest young operatic voices descend on St Senan’s Church in Kilkee,

Co Clare, tonight for a gala evening of opera. The singers have been selected throughout Europe as part of a competition, and tickets are €18/€15. It begins at 8pm. www.kilkeecivictrust.org

KILTHA RIVER FEST

This festival, located in comedian Pat Shortt’s bar in Castlemartyr, ends today with the screening of a rare 1965 film made about the Rolling Stones (above) in Ireland, called Charlie is my Darling. It was released in 1966 but has seldom been shown publicly, and by coincidence, it features the band stopping off for a drink in Shortt’s bar. www.patshortt.com

CHILDREN’S THEATRE

Red Kettle theatre company in Waterford has a long tradition of pioneering summer theatre for children. Tonight at Garter Lane, There Might Be Zombies, written and designed by Ben Hennessey runs at 8pm and features a local cast of youngsters. Tickets are €15/€12. www.garterlane.ie

FAMILY FARM

Dublin Zoo’s newest attraction is a family farm featuring lambs, goats, pigs, geese and hens. A new farmhouse school will teach about rural life, and children will also learn about vegetable growing and the importance of keeping hedgerows. A family ticket (two adults, two children) costs €43.50, and the zoo is open 9.30am to 6pm daily. www.dublinzoo.ie

ABHAINN RÍ FESTIVAL

Held in Callan, this festival runs until next Sunday and features a variety of arts and traditional community events, such as boxing displays and daily creative workshops. Café L’Arche is offering different ethnic meals throughout the festival – tonight the theme is Indian, and it costs €12. facebook.com/ abhainnricallan


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