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Free-kend Map: 12-14th August
AUGUST 10 2022
  • Down

Elmfield Market

When: 13 Aug 2022
Admission: £4

The Elmfield Market brings together local food producers, artisans and wellness experts, to create an experience that realises the ethos of Elmfield Estate as a place of natural wellbeing through the power of whole foods.
Gathered in the newly renovated courtyards, the market features passionate food producers, natural self-care products, plants and flowers, and art & artisan crafts. You can also participate in taster wellbeing experiences, take a tour of the gardens or listen to live music with a coffee and street food treat in the cobbled courtyard, so that when you leave you feeling that you have treated yourself to a few hours of well-deserved me-time.

  • Antrim

Dreamachine | UNBOXED 2022

When: 25 July 2022 - 4 Sept 2022
Admission: Free

Collective Act and UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK presents Dreamachine in partnership with NI Science Festival and Visit Belfast.

Dreamachine is an immersive experience like no other. Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore the extraordinary potential of your own mind. This powerful new kind of collective experience will come from within, conjured entirely by light and music. The colourful world of the Dreamachine will unfold behind your closed eyes – created by your own brain and completely unique to you. The most complex technology required is the brain itself.
The 21st Century Dreamachine is a seated multisensory experience with an immersive lightscape and 360 degree spatial sound. It has been created by a team of leading minds in architecture, technology, music, neuroscience, and philosophy, including Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble and Grammy-nominated composer Jon Hopkins.
Like a modern kind of campfire, you'll share your Dreamachine journey with a group of up to 22 people at a time. After your experience, you'll be invited to reflect on what you saw, what you heard and how you felt – by yourself, or with others.


  • Laois

Laois Vintage Road Run

When: 13 August 2022
Admission: Free

On 13th August Laois Vintage will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary of Vintage Road Runs in Aid of Laois Hospice.

To-date Laois Vintage have raised, on behalf on Laois Hospice, €966,598. As they celebrate 25 years of Sponsored Road Runs, please join them and help to achieve the 1MILLION EURO mark of donations!!

  • Waterford

Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival

When: 12 August - 21 August 2022
Admission: Free

Join 30 National and International street artists across Waterford City and the county for large scale mural artworks, live art, music, workshops, guided tours and so much more! Waterford Walls is back for the 8th year from 12 - 21 August 2022.

Waterford Walls is the largest National and International Street Art Festival in Ireland. The festival began in 2015 after the economic crisis when Waterford was still reeling from the crash. A small grass roots voluntary group took on the challenge to enhance and regenerate forlorn buildings and facades with large scale mural art. The festival brings joy, colour and life back into the city.
Waterford will unite as a community again with neighbours coming out of their houses to chat to each other and learn from the artists. Workshops will be in full flow for people of all ages and a flurry of people will venture to Waterford for a fun, family event.
Supported by Waterford Council, The Arts Council of Ireland and RTÉ Supporting The Arts

  • Wicklow

The Big Dig - Glendalough

When: Sun, 14 August
Admission: Free
Join us June 14th of August in Glendalough, for family fun and entertainment! Throughout the day we will be exploring the past through our Viking House excavation workshop - The Big Dig! Places are limited so reserve your ticket online now! This event is organised by Wicklow County Council as part of Heritage Week 2022.

  • Limerick

Charity Hurling Match - Limerick Legends vs Tipperary Legends

When: Sat, 13 August
Admission: Adult €10, Child €5
Charity hurling match between Limerick legends and Tipperary legends to raise money for Crumlin children's hospital.

  • Wexford

Tours of Sigginstown Castle Tower

When: 12,13,14th August
Admission: Tickets from €6-8
Enjoy a tour of the recently renovated rooms of the 16th century tower. We will provide some general history of the castle, and tell you of our efforts to bring these rooms back to life, as they might have been in the period and with some modern concessions. You will get to see some of the Big House interior, as seen on The Great House Revival television show (Season 3, Episode 6 - available on RTE Player)
The tower has 5 levels up to the roof. There are stone circular stairs to climb with railings on each side. Please wear closed-toe shoes if possible, and you will need to sign a safety waiver. All children must be closely supervised, and no animals may enter the buildings. You do not need to climb all the levels.
On June 17-19 the 2:30 pm timeslot will be a Meet the Maker Tour featuring Martin Ruzicka, who is making a mass-masonry stove in the Big House. The focus of the 2:30 tour will be on construction methods used in our project (and you will still get a little history and to see all the tower!)

  • Laois

Family Orienteering Event

When:  Friday 12th August
Admission: Free
Come and Try Orienteering for the Family is a family event on the 12th August 2022
The Orienteering will take place in Emo Court from 1.00 PM
Once registered, you will be sent an email on a step by step of how to use the orienteering app. This is a fun activity for the family.
All results will be recorded on the day and the family who completes the course the fastest, will receive a prize.
Tutors from LSP will be there on the day to guide you through instructions on how to complete the Orienteering course.
It is a fun way to spend quality time outdoors with your family whilst learning a new skill by navigating the family through the course.

  • Leitrim

Fenagh Heritage Tours

When: 13,14th of August
Admission: Free
Explore the fantastic historical attractions of Fenagh with our tour guide Karin Holzschneider. Tours are available in English, German or Spanish.
The tour takes 1.5 hours and starts from Fenagh Visitor Centre and takes in standing stones, the Abbeys, St. Catherine’s Church and much more.
We recommend you wear comfortable shoes and bring water / a snack. Hi-Vis Vests are available from the Visitor Centre.

  • Kildare

Naturally Wild Biodiversity Workshop

When: 14th August
Admission: Free
A fun event for children to learn and discover aspects of biodiversity, wildlife , bugs and plants. Robbie the robin & some prehistoric Dinosaurs will be making an appearance , Get you hands dirty and join in with planting our new orchard too. Free Event , Family friendly , geared at younger and primary school aged kids.

  • Donegal

Abbey of Donegal Tour

When: 13 - 19 August
Admission: Free
The Abbey of Donegal, built in 1474, is a Franciscan Abbey which has a tragic history linked to Donegal and the O'Donnell family who ruled the land of Tír Chonaill for nearly 400 years. By bestowing the land and the fishing rights the O'Donnell's created a place of piety and learning which lasted for 150 years. It was here that the Four Masters wrote the first history of Ireland and that the young Red Hugh O'Donnell was educated.
You will hear about how the young prince was kidnapped by the English and imprisoned in Dublin Castle before his dramatic escape back to Donegal and then being crowned the 'The O'Donnell'. The Abbey was later to be taken by the English and laid siege by O'Donnell's army until the arrival of the Spanish Armada at Kinsale in 1601. The destruction of the Abbey was followed by the Plantation of Ulster and the demise of the Gaelic chieftains.
The tour will include a description of the Abbey buildings and how it functioned on a day-to-day basis. Visits to some of the more prominent graves will also be included.

  • Galway

Athenry Walled Towns Day 2022

When: 14 August
Admission: Free
Athenry Walled Towns Day is a free family day event curated by the Athenry Heritage Centre and Galway County Council which showcases the rich Anglo-Norman history of the best preserved medieval town in Ireland. The programme is inclusive and accessible for all ages to enjoy. The event commences at 1:00pm in Athenry Park, with further activities in the Athenry Heritage Centre.

Experience the thrill of having a go archery, battle reenactments, medieval music, arts & crafts, food stalls and children's puppet shows. Its a welcome return of Animal Magic with their amazing display of birds of prey and discover the world of blacksmithing in Maddens Forge. There are guided walks of the medieval town and children can become an archaeologist with Dr. Christy Cunniffe, Irelands 2020 Heritage Hero. Now in its 16th year, Athenry Walled Towns Day is the ideal day out for Heritage Week and is accessible by road, rail and bus.

  • Kerry

Biodiversity Walk

When: 13th of August
Admission: Free
A lighthearted walk around Gortbrack Organic Farm (9 acres), experiencing the many habitats to develop an understanding of their value both to wildlife and us human beings.
Vegetable growing, meadows, woodlands, ponds, bog-land, hedgerow.

  • Roscommon

Biodiversity Walk & Picnic

When: 13th of August
Admission: Free
The Native Woodland Trust invites you to their Nature Reserve in Lecarrow, County Roscommon, on Saturday, 13th August 2022.
Come along for a biodiversity walk and picnic at our Lecarrow Reserve and experience woodland creation first hand. We’ll guide you through our reserve on foot; reveal its story and show you the variety of life that call the woodland home.
We’ll follow this up with a sit-down picnic (tea, coffee and biscuits are provided) to get to know one another and discuss what we’ve seen.

  • Westmeath

Coolronan Bog Walk and Talk

When: 14th of August
Admission: Free

Join us on a walk exploring various peatland and woodland habitats at Coolronan Bog. The walk will be led by an ecologist Goska Wilkowska. Please be aware that parts of the walk will be away from a beaten track and may include muddy areas. Remember to bring water and snacks.

  • Dublin

Guided Tour of Viking/Medieval Exhibitions

When: 13 - 21 August
Admission: Free

Dublinia, located at the heart of Viking and Medieval Dublin, is a step back in time and a journey through the city as it was back then. Experience what life was like onboard a Viking warship, visit a Viking house, take a trip down a Viking street, and learn of the myths and the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy. Journey through Medieval Dublin and witness the sights, sounds and smells of the busy city, visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling medieval street. See a magnificent range of Viking and Medieval artefacts, and experience an immersive audio-visual show of one man’s life growing up in Medieval Dublin.
This year we are offering families a chance to have a guided tour with one of our costumed living historians.

  • Dublin

Make a Seat, Take a Seat Family Workshop

When: 14 August
Admission: Free
Join ReCreate Ireland and The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks Sunday, 14th August for a creative exploration workshop.
The workshop theme draws inspiration from the 'Take a Seat' and the permanent Eileen Gray exhibitions. Using furniture design and commonly used materials such as fabric and cardboard, participants will be supported in experimenting with different building techniques. Creative Design Facilitators will guide families on a design thinking journey to make and create their own chair inspired by our carefully designed examples and put your own unique embellishments using repurposed and unloved materials from ReCreate Ireland HQ. You will be able to take your uniquely designed seat at the end of the session to exhibit at home.
This workshop is suitable for age 7+. We actively encourage curious grandparents out there to take part too.

  • Meath

Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival 2022

When: 14th of August
Admission: Free
The picturesque town of Moynalty, Co Meath will once again be filled by the sounds and sights of a bygone era as the 47th Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival gets underway.
On the day the stage will be set by the Steam Threshing Committee where displays of vanishing work practices and food production can be seen along-side craft making and vintage displays.
There'll be something for everyone - displays and demonstrations remind us of how things were for our fore-fathers, horse and steam power, reaping and binding, threshing and flailing. Traditional crafts such as basket weaving, steel forging, hot shoeing, tin craft, wood turning and harness making are all to be seen while the local ladies will give demonstrations on making butter at the full-size replica cottage. Brown bread, colcannon, boxty and pancakes will all be cooked on the open fires to taste and available for sale.
There will be music and craic all day long and this year we are proud to announce that the ever-popular Nathan Carter will take to the stage in a grand finale of music. Music entertainment throughout the day by the very popular Paul Leavy, Matt Leavy, The Ennis Brothers, Gavin Gribben and entertainment from our local Jennifer Brady school of Irish Dancing. We expect that the venue will be heaving with fans of country music, culture and crafts of modern and by-gone days.

  • Cavan

Local Walk & Music Session

When: 14 August
Admission: Free
This local hall was built by the Foresters Group in 1915, the current group are planning to renovate the hall. This heritage week event will highlight the group's plans going forward and depict the history of the hall and the local area.

  • Mayo

Lahardane Harvest Fair Day

When: 14 August
Admission: Free
One of Mayo North’s oldest events, with a tradition of over 100 years. The festival originated a a Harvest Festival, designed to give thanks for the summer crops in the area. Cattle and sheep were sold on the streets along with all manners of food, drink and crafts. Street stalls, funfair, Wheel of fortune, auctions etc. are all back with a bang this year. All money raised goes to Lahardane NS.


  • Cavan

Ballinagh Folly Festival 

Admission: Free
The Ballinagh Folly Festival 2022 is almost here!!
The weather is going to be good, so a great weekend of music, entertainment and family fun is anticipated.

Here is the programme of events for the weekend ahead.
(All music will be on the stage at The Market House - beside Michael Gaynors Butchers)
7 - 9pm Damien Quinn Ballad Singer 
The Crowning of Lord Mayor or Lady Mayoress of Ballinagh.
9 - 11pm Derek Warfield & The Young Wolftones
4.30pm - Childrens Tractor Run - Come in fancy dress and bring along your tractor, truck or bike *(STRICTLY NO SCOOTERS)*
Meeting from 4.30 Onwards in Bradys yard and taking off at 5pm SHARP. Children will be lead by the Grand Marshall to the community centre.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
6pm - BBQ on the street (beside Michael Gaynors)
(All music will be on the stage at The Market House - beside Michael Gaynors Butchers)
6.30 - 8.30pm Music on the street with a host of local talent on the stage.
8.30pm Ballinagh Cycle Folly Rockets returning to Ballinagh on their 10th Anniversary Croagh Patrick Cycle.
9 -11pm Johnny Brady 
10.30am Honda 50 Run in aid of Ballinagh Tidy Towns 
Registration at Ballinagh Community Centre from 10.30 onwards, Run taking off at 12noon sharp.
3 -5pm Family Fun Day at Ballinagh GAA Grounds.
Ballinaghs Fittest Family, Kids Zone, Facepainting, Amusements, Take Your Shot Penalty Shoot Out and so much more 
Our local Firebrigade, Civil Defence and Garda Representatives will be on hand to teach kids about their role and their demonstrate their work carried out.
(All music will be on the stage at Fresh Today on the Dublin Road)
5-7pm Seamus McPhillips and Friends
7-9pm Drops of Green 
 Amusements will be based at Ballinagh GAA Grounds all weekend