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Free-Kend Map May 7th - 9th
MAY 03 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! 


Rockbrook Biodiversity Festival 2023 (Dublin)

Where:         Rockbrook Park School Edmondstown Road Rathfarnham Ireland
When:           Sat, 6 May 2023 11:30 - 12:30 IST
Admission:    Free

Rockbrook Park School will host a series of walks and talks about Biodiversity from Tues 2nd May - Sat 6th May. The festival is kindly supported by Capital Credit Union and will include talks and walks on everything from insects to biospheres. All welcome. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Leinster Pipe Band Championships (Dublin)

Where:         Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate, Co. Dublin
When:           Saturday, 6 May 2023, 12:00 - 18:00
Admission:    Free

At 12 noon on Saturday, 6th May 2023, the Leinster Pipe Band Championships will commence in the grounds of Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate, Co. Dublin. Free to attend, this is a family friendly music event. It is expected to conclude by 6pm.

Spring Spectacular at Hillsborough Castle (Belfast)

Where:         Hillsborough Castle & Gardens, Hillsborough, Belfast
When:           06 – 08 May 2023, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission:    £10 per adult, £5 5yo-15yo, free under 5

See the gardens of Northern Ireland’s royal residence erupt in spectacular colour this spring, as over half a million bulbs bloom.

With more blooms and varieties than ever to enjoy in the 100 acres of grounds, spring is the perfect time to relax with loved ones in the Hillsborough Castle gardens.

Baltimore Fiddle Fair (Cork)

Where:         Multiple venues in Cork City
When:           4th-7th May
Admission:    Various prices per event

One of Ireland's best small music festivals, The Baltimore Fiddle Fair, has built a loyal following of music fans from all over the world who return to the beautiful seaside village year after year. They do so to sample the unique delights of this remarkable little festival.

Music at the Malt House 2023 - New England Irish Harp Orchestra + Friends (Laois)

Where:         The Malt House Main St. Stradbally R32 HP98 Ireland
When:           Friday, May 5 · 7 - 9pm IST
Admission:    Full price - €10, Students/Seniors/ U18 - €5

A unique opportunity to hear the New England Harp Orchestra perform in Co. Laois, joined by ensembles from Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois.

Where:         The Malt House Main St. Stradbally R32 HP98 Ireland
When:           Saturday, May 6 · 7 - 9pm IST
Admission:    Full price - €10, Students/Seniors/ U18 - €5

Catriona McKay, Chris Stout, Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra, Uilleann Pipe Quartet + Harpettes.


2023 Sigginstown Castle Tours (Wexford)

Where:         Sigginstown Castle The Norman Way - Use Main Gate Cycle Loop One Y35 XK7D Tacumshane, Ireland
When:           5th – 7th of May, Multiple tours per day
Admission:    €7.78
Tour the tower of Sigginstown Castle and hear about 500+ years of history and the recent renovations to make it live again!

Visitors enter through the attached 17th century house which has also been renovated to a private residence. The renovation adventures have been filmed on RTE “The Great House Revival” and prior on HGTV “House Hunters International”.

May The 4th Sci-Fi Film Festival 2023 (Kerry)

Where:         Portmagee, Gortreagh, Portmagee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
When:           4 May - 6 May 2023
Admission:    Prices vary per event

Ireland's only dedicated Sci-Fi Film Festival takes place on the Skellig Coast where the iconic Skellig Islands were filmed as the centre of the Jedi Universe in the Star Wars film franchise.

The festival will be a mixture of live and online screenings taking place over the three days in Portmagee as well as a Comic-con event and Star Wars treasure trail hunt. Fun for families and Sci-Fi fans guaranteed.

ConTempo Countywide with Athenry Music School and Sligo Academy of Music (Galway)

Where:         Community Hall, Clarke St, Athenry Community Hall Clarke St. Athenry Ireland
When:           Starts on Sun, 7 May 2023 17:00 IST
Admission:    Free

ConTempo Quartet joins forces with Athenry Music School and Sligo Academy of Music for a celebratory collaborative concert. This special event takes place at 5pm on Sunday 7 May at the Community Hall, Clarke Street, Athenry.

Afternoon T Series :‘A Dog’s Life’ 3pm Showing (Westmeath)

Where:         Athlone Little Theatre Saint Mary's Place N37 XR52 Athlone Ireland
When:           Sat, 6 May 2023 15:00 - 16:00 IST
Admission:    €6.34 per ticket

Blue Hat from Cork, perform their hilarious All-Ireland (one act) winning play. Two separate shows at 1 and again at 3. No animals were hurt in the making of this play. Tea afterwards in Green Room.

The Big Limerick Seisiún (Limerick)

Where: The Locke Bar, 3 Georges Quay, Limerick
When: Every Night From 9pm
Admission: Free

With musicians playing classic Irish & contemporary tunes, accompanied by live Irish dancers - this true taste of Ireland is not to be missed! Nightly sessions kick off each evening from 9pm until late. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first served basis each evening.

Ceol na gCruach (Donegal)

Where:         Edeninfagh Parish Hall,The Glen of Glenties,Glenties
When:           5th - 7th May 2023
Admission:    Various Prices

Ceol na gCruach is an annual traditional Irish music festival, hosted by The Glen Tavern, Glenties, that is designed to encompass and include the music and dance traditions of the local Croaghs area and bring it to a local and also a wider audience of musicians.


Westport House Guided & Group Tours (Mayo)

Where:         Westport House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland. F28 TY45, Ireland
When:           6th May 2023
Admission:    Adult €14.50, Children €7.00

Immerse Yourself in Folklore & History With A Guided Tour Of Westport House
Learn of incredible history and be amazed at the endless connections Westport House has with the world, over its hundreds of years of existence.


Cavan and Leitrim Railway (Leitrim)

Where:         Cavan and Leitrim railway Station, Clooncolry, Drumod, Co. Leitrim, N41 R504, Ireland
When:           Saturdays and Sundays
Admission:    Family ticket €20, Adult ticket €9, Child ticket €6

Discover the magic and charm of a late 19th century narrow gauge Irish railway, located in Dromod village, County Leitrim.

Wonderland Wood (Antrim)

Where:         Antrim Castle Gardens Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH
When:           Thu, 6 April - Thu, 30 November, 10.00AM - 4.00PM
Admission:    £1.50 per adult and £3.00 per child

If you are looking to experience the magic of Antrim Castle Gardens, then our Wonderland Wood interactive Fairy Tale Trail is a must do for all the family.

EZxploring Trail Monaghan Town (Monaghan)

Where:         Monaghan Town
When:           Any time
Admission:    Free

Take a self-guided tour of Monaghan town with EZxploring! The trail provides a fun activity based trail that can be completed within a short radius, encouraging visitors to get out and about to explore and engage with their immediate surroundings, learning more about the unique characteristics and heritage of the town along the way.

Sperrin Fun Farm (Derry)

Where:         574 Glenshane Road, Feeny,Co ,Derry, BT47 4TG
When:           Every weekend until the end of June
Admission:    £7.50 for children, £7.50 for adults, £4 for oaps, £35 Family Pass
(5 people), Babies Under 1 free

Lots of indoor and outdoor play areas for children of all ages, including bouncy castles, indoor climbing frames, trampolines, swings, slides, go-karts, a zip line, climbing frames, sandpits, a water based slide, a man shed, a country kitchen, a nature trail, a fairy garden, our small animal barn, animal paddocks outside or why not take a turn on our very popular quad train ride!

The Big Community Paddle (Fermanagh)

Where:         Broadmeadow, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 7EF
When:           8 May 2023 * 11am-5pm
Admission:    Free Admission to Enniskillen Castle Museums

Fermanagh is hosting a Big Community Paddle, Picnic & Volunteer Village at Enniskillen Castle on Monday 8th May 2023 in association with the Eden Project –‘ Big Lunch’ The Big Lunch | Eden Project Communities and ‘The Big Help Out’ The Big Help Out.

Mount Congreve Gardens (Waterford)

Where:         Mount Congreve, Mountcongreve, Kilmeaden, Waterford, X91 PX05
When:           Monday – Sunday, 9am to 6pm, 1st – 31st May
Admission:    €9 adult, Child(4+ years) €5.50, Under 4 free

Located in the heart of County Waterford and open all year, Mount Congreve Gardens are a haven for plant and history lovers alike, as well as for those simply looking to relax in nature.


The Cottage Market (Louth)

Where:         Ground Floor, Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Drogheda, Louth
When:           Starts Saturday, 6 May 2023, 1st Saturday of each month
Admission:    Free

Be sure to visit an artisan food and craft market takes place in Drogheda on the first Saturday of each month. With over 30 local stalls, entertainment & workshops, there’s loads to see and do.


Maria Edgeworth Festival (Longford)

Where:         Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford
When:          4th – 7th May 2023
Admission:    Events are free but need to be booked

Visit Edgeworthstown this weekend, where the town will come alive for the weekend to celebrate its rich literary past through the towns association with the great literary figure Maria Edgeworth.

From poetry, short story readings, drama and music to an 18th century costume tea party, poetry- and biodiversity workshops, conversations with literary figures such as Emilie Pine and children workshops on Saturday morning.