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Wondering what to do this weekend? Here's what's going on around the country

A quick round-up of the long weekend’s best days out.

LOOKING FOR WEEKEND plans? Here are our picks.

Galway: The county may still be celebrating its win against Tipperary in the hurling, but Tuam Stadium plays host to a different kind of celebration this weekend.

Sugar Beat music festival takes over the stadium for two days with The Stunning and Ryan Sheridan among the main acts playing.

beat 2 Source: Facebook/Sugar Beat

Dublin: This weekend sees the late Phil Lynott’s birthday and with the Thin Lizzy frontman still inspiring such devotion among his fans, there’s a few celebrations to be had.

The Bash for Philo takes place in The Academy with number of tribute acts performing like Dizzy Lizzy and Just Lizzy.

Howth was Lynott’s home in his latter years and the Bloody Stream Pub at Howth’s Dart station will also host number of bands celebrating his music. It’s free too.

Ray Sherlock - Phil Lynott as Charlie Chaplin 101 Artist Ray Sherlock has created a caricature that was presented to Lynott's mother this week. Source: Ray Sherlock

Limerick: Billed as the county’s ‘largest family festival’ the Limerick Show takes place on both days this weekend at Limerick Racecourse. It has fresh food, stalls from local retailers and a kids zone with live entertainment and bouncy castles.

There’s even the Limerick Dog Show which will also give advice on animal care if you don’t want to get competitive with your pooch.

limerick Source: Facebook/Limerick Show

Cork: The Irish Redhead Convention in Crosshaven will undoubtedly see the year’s biggest gathering of gingers in one place.

The sixth edition of the popular festival will feature ginger speed dating, a carrot tossing championship, a ‘Foxygen’ music festival and range of awards.

The awards include furthest travelled redhead, most porcelain skin and most freckles per square inch. It’s all in good fun and raises money for the Irish Cancer Society.

red Source: Facebook/IrishRedheadConvention

Westmeath: The Community Games are on for a second weekend in a row in Athlone on Saturday and Sunday.

A full list of events is available on the website for one of Ireland’s longest running sporting occasions. Most of the action takes place in the grounds of Athlone Institute of Technology.

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