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Free-kend Map 28th-1st of May
APRIL 25 2023
We've a range of fun activities for you to check out this weekend!
Looking for free events to attend this weekend? We have you covered with our Free-Kend Map! 


Lord Mayor’s Day (Belfast) 

Where: Belfast City Hall & 2 Royal Avenue
When: Sat, 22 Apr 2023 12:00 - 5:00pm
Admission: Free

Largely taking place in the grounds of City Hall with some activity at 2 Royal Avenue, the theme for the year is ‘Celebrating Belfast’ and will feature some of the brilliant talent Lord Mayor has met during her year in office.
The free, fun-filled day will be packed with lots of activities, for the young and young at heart.


City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival (Derry)

Where: Various venues across the city, Derry~Londonderry, County Londonderry, BT48 6RG
When: 27 Apr 2023 - 1 May 2023
Admission: Prices vary per event

Anyone looking for the perfect way to start to summer should look no further than Derry, where the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival returns this May Bank Holiday weekend, from 27 April – 1 May 2023.
This is the 22nd iteration of the Festival which has grown year on year to become the biggest and best Jazz showcase in Ireland, making it the favourite stop off for hundreds of musicianson the jazz circuit. Artists travel from around the world to take part, many making it anannual pilgrimage and building a huge local fanbase who turn out each year to see their favourites.

Scarva Summer Band Concerts (Down)

Where: Scarva Bandstand, Main Street, Scarva, County Down, BT63 6LS
When: Every Sunday from 15:00 – 16:00, 16 Apr 2023 - 24 Sept 2023
Admission: Free

Sunday Concerts in Scarva Taking place every Sunday from 16 April – 24 September 2023 from 3-4pm. Free admission, no booking required. Visit the award winning floral Scarva village and enjoy a varied programme of summer band concerts adjacent to the Victorian style band stand.


The Boulevard Street Art Workshop With Danni Simpson (Down)

Where: The Boulevard - Banbridge The Boulevard, Outlet Park Banbridge BT32 4LF United Kingdom
When: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 10:00 - 12:00 BST, Kids Drop-in session 2-4pm
Admission: Free event, that requires prebooking

Danni Simpson is an Australian Artist, based in Northern Ireland, who specialises in Commercial murals and Illustrations. Danni continues to travel the world leaving her mark wherever she goes and hopes to ignite a creative spark in everyone who sees her art.
Adult Workshop commences 10am and requires booking
All equipment will be provided on the day which means all you have to do is show up and get creative!
Kids Drop-in session 2-4pm, this does not require pre-booking
From 2pm onwards, feel free to pop in with your little ones for a fun and engaging street art workshop with Danni Simpson.

Rock Out With The Cave Crew (Fermanagh)

Where: Marble Arch Caves, 43 Marlbank Road, Florencecourt, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, BT92 1EW
When: 30 Apr 2023, Sunday 11:00 - 12:30,  14:00 - 15:30
Admission: £4.00

The Cave Crew of the Marble Arch Cave are excited to host a new above-ground event exploring the rich heritage of Killykeeghan National Nature Reserve. Visitors will delve into the local human history and heritage of this hidden gem nestled within the landscape of Cuilcagh Mountain. They will uncover the treasures of the fascinating geology, stunning landforms and the unique biodiversity of this special place through an exciting new interactive guided trail..
Equipped with an activity booklet and accompanied by a knowledgeable Event Guide this is a fun, interactive activity for all the family.
Suitable for families with children 7yrs – 12yrs of age. Come dress to explore the great outdoors.


Themed Tour: The Silk Road (Dublin)

Where: National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Botanic Road Glasnevin Dublin 9 Ireland
When: Sat 29th April, 14:00 - 15:00
Admission: €5

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that wound through China and the Mediterranean. Though silk was the major trade item, many other plant derived goods were exported along this route, such as cotton and wine. Hear the fascinating tales surrounding the uses and folklore of these plants.

The Camino Walks: Dun Laoghaire Loop walk via Shankhill (Dublin)

Where: Dun Laoghaire Station Harbour Road Dublin Ireland
When: Sat, 22 Apr 2023 10:00 - 15:00 IST
Admission: €12

Whether you’re looking to kickstart your Camino training or just want to join in on a walking group with some like-minded people and see some beautiful Irish scenery, you should sign up for our Follow The Camino training morning.


Second Life Sale (Dublin)

Where: Bayside Community Centre Bayside Square North D13 X8H4 Sutton Ireland
When: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 15:00 - 18:30 IST
Admission: Free

Come join us at Bayside Community Centre (Sutton, Dublin) on Saturday, April 29th where you can buy and sell pre-loved fashion, accessories and homeware at our Pop-Up Second Life Sale!
A small number of tickets will be available at the door, but we highly recommend pre-booking to guarantee your entry.
What you'll find?
A great atmosphere and plenty of pre-loved garments and items (e.g. clothing, shoes, accessories, towels and linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware, books, toys, collectables and antiques) for you to give a second life to.

Lá Mór Na Gaeilge (Dublin)

Where:         Parnell Square, Dublin
When:           Sunday 30th April
Admission:    12pm – 5pm

Lá Mór na Gaeilge 2023 is a compelling celebration of the Irish language. This year there are a series of workshops on the evolution of Irish and how it has grown during this time, music and dance workshops, decoding old Irish text seminars, new communities on their journey with Irish, history walks, Yoga Oga, an Irish twist on the pop classics of Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush and Cher and 50 bodhrán banging children! All events are free (but most are ticketed).


Experience Japan Hanami Festival (Dublin)

Where:         Farmleigh House & Estate, White's Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15
When:           Sunday 30th April, 12:00
Admission:    Free

Come down to the Experience Japan Hanami Festival, a family-friendly day out where you can enjoy and celebrate Japanese–Irish culture!
The festival is held in beautiful grounds of Farmleigh House. witness performances, demonstrations, seminars, and traditions both old and in the making!


N.I.C.E Italian Film Festival (Dublin)

Where:         Light House Cinema, Market Street South, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Ireland
When:           Friday 28th April - Monday 1st May
Admission:    €9.50-€10.50

The N.I.C.E. Italian Film Festival Ireland has returned for it’s second year. This is an unmissable opportunity to watch a selection of 9 new films which tell the story of Italy’s past and present.


DB on the Qauy (Wexford)

Where: Wexford Harbour
When: 30th of April

We are glad to say that with some help from our local Co.Co and the amazing support from all our followers DB on the Quay is back for another year and this year we hope to make it even better. The show once again with all its proceeds going to charity is well under way of planning, organizing and finalizing. 

This years charity of choice is the one and only BUMBLEANCE national children's ambulance service. This amazing cause has caught our attention since 2021 and the start of our FUELED series with some serious funds and projects being fueled by the club. The event is once again on the beautiful quay front of Wexford harbor and so setting the perfect back drop to get a snap of your pride and joy in the sun. 


Ballydehob Jazz Festival (Cork)

Where: Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland
When: Fri 28 April - Mon 01 May 2023
Admission: Multiple events at different prices

The Ballydehob Jazz Festival takes place across the village of Ballydehob, gateway to the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way.
The village hosts over 40 live music and dance performances that range from big name concerts to small workshops; from lively pub gigs to intimate side shows and a healthy dose of fringe attractions to compliment.


Cork International Choral Festival (Cork)

Where: Multiple venues
When: 26 -30 April 2023
Admission: Multiple events at different prices

Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the five days preceding the first Monday in May in venues across the city, centring around the City Hall, one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland.


Curragh Building Demonstration at Bonane Heritage Park (Kerry)

Where: Bonane Heritage Park, Kenmare, County Kerry
When: Sunday 30th April from 2-4pm
Admission: Admission to the heritage park is €5, and admission to the demonstration is free.

Ireland has a long history of using skin boats known as curraghs or currachs. Around fourteen types are still in use along the west coast of Ireland.
A master builder will be demonstrating the building of the Dunfanaghy style currach, a type that incorporates hazel rods in the construction, at Bonane Heritage Park on Sunday 30th April from 2-4pm.


FESTIVAL FRINGE 2023 (Westmeath)

Where: Multiple venues across Athlone
When: 22nd April – 6th May
Admission: Prices vary per event.

One of Europe’s largest amateur theatre festivals this hotly contested battle between drama groups from all over Ireland invariably stages some terrific productions, many of them reaching the standard of any professional company.
Celebrating 70 Years Of Amateur Drama Council Of Ireland, Adci.
Free Exhibitions Daily During The Festival.


Riverfestival Village (Limerick)

Where: Arthur's Quay Park, (opposite the Arthur's Quay Shopping Centre), Limerick
When:          Friday 28th April: 12.30pm – 10pm
Saturday 29th April: 10am – 10pm
Sunday 30th April: 10am – 10pm
Monday 1st May: 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free

Sample delicious artisan food and fabulous crafts; check out the stunning vintage amusements along with colourful street performances and live musical entertainment, all in one riverside location!


Barrow Bluebells Funday (Kildare)

Where: Moore Abbey Wood Gorteenoona, Co. Kildare
When: May 1st 2023, 2pm – 5pm
Admission: Free

A fantastic funday for the family in Moore Abbey Woods. Enjoy the games and activities among the bluebells that are in full bloom!


Kilcar Country Music Street Festival (Donegal)

Where: Kilcar Main street Kilcar Ireland
When: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 18:00 - Sun, 30 Apr 2023 22:00 IST
Admission: €10 - €15

Come along to Kilcar Country Music Festival on the 29th and 30th of April on Kilcar Main Street!


Children's Mini Mini Fun Run 2023 (Mayo)

Where: Ballina Ireland
When: Sun, 30 Apr 2023 12:00 - 12:30 IST
Admission: Free, registration required

Mayo Sports Partnership are pleased to announce ‘Mayo Sports Partnership Mini Mini’ Fun Run for Primary School Children in conjunction with Mayo Day
April 30th 2023 in Ballina, celebrating 300 years of Ballina !!
Suitable for boys and girls of all ability ‘Kids run for fun’ is the theme. The ‘Mini Mini’ will take place at 12.05 pm directly after the start of the Women’s Mini Marathon.


Galway Theatre Festival 2023 (Galway)

Where: Multiple venues in Galway
When: Friday 28 April to Saturday 6 May 2023
Admission: Various events at different prices

Galway Theatre Festival features 9 days of exciting theatre, circus, spectacle, and storytelling, showcasing the vibrant performance culture of Ireland’s festival city. The goal of Galway Theatre Festival is to bring a fresh and lively programme of performance to the streets and venues of Galway, evoking a raw energy and adventurous spirit in our audiences.


Visit The Gardens At Lismore Castle & Lismore Castle Arts (Waterford)

Where: Lismore Castle Gardens Lismore Castle P51 F859 Lismore Ireland
When: 28th – 30th April, 10:30 – 17:30
Admission: €9 adult, €6.50 child, Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children) €25.00

We are delighted to welcome visitors to the Gardens at Lismore Castle and Lismore Castle Arts for the 2023 season.
The beautiful gardens of Lismore Castle, set within the outer defensive walls, are divided into three parts, the Reilig Garden, the Upper Garden, and the Lower Garden and collectively cover 10 acres/four hectares. In them you can find many horticultural gems including a large collection of rhododendrons, camellias, and magnolias as well as a working kitchen garden.


Féile Oriel 2023 (Monaghan)

Where: Various locations in Monaghan
When: 28th - 30th April 2023
Admission: Prices vary per event

Féile Oriel returns to Monaghan after an 11 year hiatus. It is sure to be a very eventful weekend of craic agus ceoil. Some of our main events are ticketed so grab yours now to be sure you don't miss out on this fantastic showcase of Irish talent.