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Family Fairs 


To kick off STEPS Engineers Week 2023, our Dublin Family Fair will be taking place in Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March 2023. Come and watch Scientific Sue's Climate Show or attend hands-on workshops from a range of performers including Scientist and TV Presenter Mark The Science Guy, e² Young Engineers, The Rediscovery Centre, and The National Reptile Zoo.

If you can't attend the family fair, Silly Billy will also be performing in Jervis Shopping Centre on Saturday, 4 March and Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on Sunday, 5 March at 12pm and 2pm.


Join us on Saturday, 4 March 2023 for the 'Engineering Our Future: Family Fun Day' in Alice Perry Engineering Building at University of Galway, where we celebrate Engineering as part of the STEPS Engineers Week 2023! This Family Fun Day will provide plenty of science and engineering shows, workshops and hands-on activities that will inspire young (and older!!) people and help them learn about the world around us!


The Engineering Fair, in person, at ATU Sligo will include a wide range of performances, interactive displays, workshops and demonstrations for all the family to enjoy. 

Free to all and open between 12-5pm on Sunday, 5 March 2023, come along to design, build, and discover.


“Meet the Engineers” Family Fun Day at Old Cork Waterworks, Sunday, 5 March from 12 - 4pm. Admission is free and children and adults can enjoy a series of stands and activities to help discover more about the many different types of engineering.

“Meet the Engineers” Open Day is offered as part of STEPS Engineers Week 2023, incorporating a range of engineering activities offered by Lifetime Lab including electricity workshops, MathsWorks Mobile school visits and enquiry based science workshops. Activities, staffed by volunteers from Engineers Ireland Cork Branch, will include programming VEX robots, LEGO construction challenges, snap circuits, engineering trails, make & do and lots more.

Old Cork Waterworks is located on the Lee Road. The site, now a popular visitor attraction, contains a Visitor Centre with interactive environmental exhibits, a steam museum with the original boilers and steam engines, a school’s resource centre, a coffee dock and is fully wheelchair accessible. 


Join us from the comfort of your home at our live online workshops taking place on Sunday 5 March.

Share your involvement

The STEPS team would love to see how you are getting involved in STEPS Engineers Week.

Make sure to tag us and use our special hashtag #STEPSEngineersWeek and tag us:

Twitter               @engineerireland

Facebook         @engineersireland

LinkedIn             @EngineersIreland

Record your impact

As an activity organiser it is critical for you and your students to evaluate your STEPS Engineers Week experiences, so we can analyse the positive impact of all your hard work. You can do this via our online evaluation or via a printable evaluation sheet.

Please share the survey and have your students/attendees share their STEPS Engineers Week experience. Taking part in the survey lets participants know what they would like to see for future STEPS programmes. The survey is confidential and takes less than five minutes to complete.