3 Dublin sci-tech events to enjoy on St Patrick’s Day weekend

16 Mar 2016

St Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, with fun and festivities planned throughout the country. But where can you get your fill of science-themed events?

St Patrick’s Day lands on a Thursday this year, tomorrow, to be exact. This means the whole weekend is suited up for events all over the country.

We looked for science-themed specials (finding only Dublin examples, unfortunately) so here are three of the best:

1. Imaginosity

A special St Patrick’s Day show is on at Imaginosity, the children’s museum in Sandyford, with in-house parades throughout Thursday 17 March. There are a few other themed events like arts & crafts workshops, which run right up until Sunday.


2. The Big Day Out

When it comes to festivities, Merrion Square is Dublin’s go-to place. This year’s Big Day Out will be no different. A carnival will be running from 12-6pm on Sunday 20 March.

The SFI Science Zone, in particular, is always a good spot. TOG will be there, showing off member-makers’ wares, with plenty of other events letting budding scientists take part in experiments and workshops.

3. Guided Tour: Irish Plants

The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin is always a good spot, regardless of the time of year, but after lunch on St Patrick’s Day attendees are in for a treat. A full tour of Irish botany takes place at 2.30pm, highlighting conservation efforts for rare and endangered native plants.

Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, image via William Murphy/Flickr

Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, image via William Murphy/Flickr

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Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic