PICTURE: Free-Kend Map May 19th - 21st
MAY 16 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!
When: May 20th, 12:00-4:00 pm
Where: The Balance House, 118a Lisburn Road, Glenavy, Co. Antrim, BT29 4NY
Admission: Adults £3, under-14 £1, free under 5
The Spring Fair in Antrim is perfect for a nice day out with your family and friends, and it’s very kids-friendly: with craft markets and activities, bouncy and outdoor games and tasty food, we guarantee you’ll have fun!
Friday Trad Session
When: May 19th, 5:30-9:00 pm
Where: The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery, 1-3 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast, BT1 1FP
Meet up at The Deer’s Head with your friends and enjoy some local live music from 5:30 pm every Friday – the perfect chance for an Irish-themed night.
Drink and Draw
When: May 21st, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Fionnbarra’s, 73 Douglas Street, Cork
Take a sip and channel your inner painter with a free drink and draw event in Cork: ready for a bit of artistic craic?
When: May 19th, 9:30-10:15 am or 10:30-11:15 am
Where: Void Gallery, 10 Waterloo Place, Derry, BT48 6BU
Admission: £ 3.96
Let your toddlers explore art with this multiple-dates workshop: it might get a bit messy, but it will surely be plenty of fun!
The Comedy Crunch
When: May 21st, 8:15-10:30 pm
Where: The Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin, D02 TW84
Ready for a night full of fun? Join this free stand-up comedy show and enjoy some free ice-cream between a laugh and a joke!
Design your own character
When: May 20th, 11:00-12:00 am
Where: Blanchardstown Library at Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
Meet illustrator Róisín Hahessy with your kids and enjoy a free, creative workshop that will let you create your own personal character!
Book Club Meet Up
When: May 21st, 10:00-12:00 am
Where: Martello Tower Number 14, Seapoint, Dublin
Organized by Dr. Clodagh Campbell, known online as “The Wellness Psychologist”, this meet up bring together a book chat and a meditation session. Bring a blanket and some snacks with you for a day of fun – and don’t forget your swimsuit if you plan to take a dip in the water!
Sip and Beyond Workshop
When: May 21st, 3:00-4:30 pm
Where: Nun's Island Theatre, 23 Nun's Island, The Claddagh, Galway
If you love tea and art, this workshop is perfect for you! All materials will be provided on site and you will get the chance to meet Pavithra Kannan, an artist based in Galway and your teacher for the day.
Pond Creation and Wildlife Monitoring
When: May 21st, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park, Ballyard Road, Tralee
Enjoy an informative talk about biodiversity and learn how ponds and their aquatic life impact the wetlands environment.
WUA Summer Party
When: May 20th, 9:00 pm
Where: Coppers Music Venue, 16/17 Market Square, Portlaoise , R32 VP99
Admission: € 5.50
If you can’t wait for summer to come, WUA’s themed party will be the perfect chance for you to get into the right mood! Ready for a night of dancing and fun?
Time in the Woods
When: May 21st, 2:30 pm
Where: Edergole, near Dromahair, Co. Leitrim
Feel the beauty of nature and discover more about biodiversity with this immersive and walk in Edergole Woods – a chance for everyone to try “observing through the senses”.
When: May 20th, 9:00 pm
Where: Pharmacia, 8 Sarsfield Avenue, Limerick, V94 E14K
Admission: From € 8 to € 11.70
If you love music and discovering new tunes, CAMP’s latest event at Pharmacia in Limerick will bring you to the jungle “for a percussion exploration”.
Family community cycle
When: May 21st, 12:00-2:00 pm
Where: Courtyard Coffee, Merchant's Quay, Drogheda, A92 YX7N
Bring your friends and family at this community cycle event and enjoy some open-air movement for Bike Week 2023.
Marvellous Moths and Meander
When: May 20th, 9:30-11:30 am
Where: Ballynahone Bog, Ballynahone Road, Maghera, BT46 5DL
Admission: £ 5, Ulster Wildlife members go free.
Discover some fun facts about moths and explore the Ballynahone Bog reserve with a special guided tour, for a fun and informative day outdoors.
Sunrise Spin & Splash
When: May 19th, 6:30-8:00 am
Where: Enniscrone Beach, 1 Bridge Street, Enniscrone
Set your alarm at sunset and be ready to enjoy a social cycling session and a refreshing dip in the sea – there’s really no better way to start the day!
Kilfarrasy Erosion Workshop
When: May 19th, 4:00-5:00 pm
Where: Kilfarrasy Beach Kilfarrasy Beach Waterford Ireland
Looking for different and fun nature activity? Join this workshop and discover the secrets of the Kilfarrasy shoreline thanks to a professional geologist from Geopark.
Dusk Chorus bird walk
When: May 20th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Ardan Wood, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath
If you’re a passionate birdwatcher or you’re interested in learning more about winged species, this walk at Ardan Wood will take you on a fun day outdoors to discover all about local birds.
JFK Arboretum: Bikes & Biodiversity
When: May 19th, 2:00-3:15 pm
Where: John F. Kennedy Arboretum, Ballysop, New Ross
Together with National Bike Week & Bealtaine Living Earth festival, join a professional tour guide with your bike and explore the botanical circuit at the JFK Arboretum: you’ll discover a lot of fun facts about nature and biodiversity!
Ballyraine Campus Gardening Morning
When: May 21st, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Ballyraine Campus, Vale Road, Arklow, Y14 HR53
Celebrate National Biodiversity Week with a morning filled with naturalistic talks, from vegetable gardening to composting and green waste.