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Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend 4th - 6th November

Cheap & Free Stuff To Do This Weekend

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Emerging Artist Series: Songwriting Workshop      

Have you ever dreamed of performing your own self-penned hit on the chart show? If so, get a feel for the songwriting process with this workshop at the Central Library. This will be a two-part workshop, led by songwriter Niall Donnelly and musician-producer Gavin Ralston. The participants will put their minds together and write and record a song within two hours.     
Central Library  
5th November
Free      

Dublin Honey Show and Craft Fair             

For the sweetest show in town, make sure you buzz down to the Dublin Honey Show and Craft Fair, the Dublin beekeepers' annual event. Show support for your local beekeepers and sample the area’s finest honeys and honey products at this fantastic day out.             
Christ Church Rathgar    
5th November
€2          

Happenings Yoga             

Enjoy relaxing yoga sessions courtesy of event pioneers Happenings every Saturday morning for just €5. On Saturday morning at 11am you can get the weekend off to a relaxing start with some rejuvenating yoga lead by experts in simply beautiful surroundings.             
Dartmouth Square           
5th November
€5          

Huw Warren      

The British jazz scene is particularly vibrant at the moment, thanks to artists like Huw Warren. Huw began his career as a cellist and organist before adopting the piano. He studied with legend John Tilbury and attended the world-famous Guildhall School of Music and Drama, honing his skills. 
Charlemont House, 22 Parnell Square North          
6th November   
Free      

A Feast Of Bones             

Recently returned from a whirlwind US tour, Theatre Lovett bring their classic slapstick, song and theatricality to the Pavilion Theatre with A Feast of Bones.Inspired by the dark and uneasy English folk story of Henny Penny, who, dim-witted and blind with tunnel vision, leads a gullible bandwagon of innocent bystanders into the jaws of tragedy, A Feast of Bones invites you inside the similarly unsettling atmosphere of the restaurant Le Monde Bouleversé.    
Pavillion Theatre,Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire     
6th November   
From €6              

Kildare Special Screening: Mom & Me     

Mom and Me, sees the film-maker venture out to Oklahoma to follow radio show personality Joe Cristiano, who, with Mother’s Day nearing, asks men to call in and discuss their mothers on air. Wardrop drops in on the lives of the men who phone, each of whom have wildly different relationships with the women that brought them into the world. From an imprisoned drug addict desperate to connect with his mother, to a man who’s settling in with the sad realisation that his mother is losing her memory to Alzheimer’s: the relationships Wardrop depicts are all touching and involving.               Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge            
4th November at 8pm     
€8          

Parkrun Kilkenny              

It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. Every Saturday at 9:30am. The event takes place at Castle Park and it's free! But please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.
Kilkenny Castle  
5th November
Free      

Music Generation Laois Tionól    

An evening of pipe and harp music presented by Music Generation Laois featuring some of the talented tutors who will work with young musicians from Laois and surrounding counties as part of this very special Tionól (gathering) of musicians supported by the Music Generation National Development Office.
Dunamaise Arts Centre,Church Street, Portlaoise 
4th November    
€5/€10 

Visit Quaker Island/Inchcleraun  

Just off the shore of Lough Ree, the peaceful island of Inchcleraun. Known locally as “Quaker Island”, it is one of the largest (albeit only 1 mile / 1.5 km long!) and more historically interesting islands of the many on the lake. With the remains of seven churches, including monastic settlements, Inchcleraun is an example of how Ireland got its nickname of "the land of Saints and Scholars". In the middle ages, Inchcleraun was a place of pilgrimage and religious learning. Today, the island is something of a hidden gem, since very few locals, let alone tourists, have visited its shores. Between 800 and 1300 the island and its churches were repeatedly plundered and burned by invaders, so the buildings are in ruins today.  
Quaker Island, Lough Ree             
4th-6th November          
Free      

Carlingford Craft and Food Fair   

With a great atmosphere and delicious aromas, you are invited to browse through the homemade breads and muffins, cute cards and ceramics, jams and chutneys.  The popular event is free to the public and runs on the 1st Sunday of every month. "Everything at the fair is handmade and therefore unique and also most importantly very affordable! The ideal place to pick up some special present" says Frances Taylor - Fair Coordinator.  The fair offers a wide and diverse selection of craft and food in the traditional surroundings of the St Michaels Hall.           
St Michaels Hall Carlingford         
6th November    
Free                                                                                

Meath Exhibition: A Second Coming by Bernadette Kiely 

A Second World- any given day is a new body of work by Bernadette Kiely featuring large scale charcoal drawing’s, Painting on canvas & moving image. Bernadettes recent work, continuing on her theme of the passage of time & the transient, fragile nature of the physical world, evident in her work to date- shifting landscapes cloaked in fog & mist, the burning of fields, flooding on the river Nore, plant life & the sea – references memories of her parents, the life they lived & the life that has died with them.         
Solstice Arts Centre,Railway Street,Navan,            
4th – 5th November          
Free      

Walk in the Slieve Bloom Mountains         

The wonderful thing about the Slieve Bloom Mountains (besides being the most unspoilt and uncongested in the country) is that you’ll find trails to suit every ability; from the experienced hiker to the casual stroller.   Whether you take on the long-distance Slieve Bloom Way or opt for one of the shorter looped trails, you’ll be rewarded by spectacular views stretching across the midlands of Ireland and on a clear cloud free day you can see the four highest points of each of Ireland’s four provinces.All nature lovers will appreciate a visit to the Slieve Blooms as they are rich in flora and fauna and as many as sixty five different bird species have been sighted here and the many glens are alive with the sigh of trees, the rush of water, the sound of birdsong and the bark of deer. And when you’ve finished your day exploring the mountains, drop into one of the cosy pubs in Kinnitty, Cadamstown or Clonaslee and tell us all about it!
Slieve Bloom Mountain  
4th-6th November          
Free      

Halloween at Gleendeer Pet Farm             

Come along to a Spooktastic Halloween at Glendeer …if you dare! Looking for somewhere to bring the kids over the mid-term break, visit Glendeer Pet Farm this Halloween from 29 October until 6 November. With ghosts, ghouls, scarecrows and witches a plenty, you’ll be guaranteed a Spooktastic time!
Cast spells with Willow the witch, toast marshmallows over an open fire, enter the eerie maze but be warned, it’s as your own risk. Follow Pumkin Passage through the Forbidden Forest to see where it takes you, and be scared by lots more ghosts and ghouls at Glendeer Pet Farm this Halloween!        
Glendeer Pet Farm, Curryroe, Drum, Athlone        
5th November                                                                        

Halloween Archery Fun with 3D Archery Ireland   

Shoot at a wide range of Halloween-related archery targets for a  half hour* fun-filled session at our field range. Targets include everything from balloons, pictures, apples and pumpkins to... zombies, spiders, witches, ghouls, werewolves, rats and other strange beings!... None of the latter "real" of course... we are led to believe! Training and instruction provided.              
Kilmokea Gardens, New Ross      
5th November    
€8                                                                   

BYOB Bowling   

Gather a group of friends and enjoy an evening of indoor activity whilst sipping on the drink of your choice! Great option for staff parties and birthday parties before you hit the dance floor! Our Bring Your Own Beer nights take place on the 1st Friday of every month and run from 9pm to 12 midnight!
Dublin Road, Wicklow
4th November    
€10       

Galway Masters International Basketball Tournament       

The 6th annual Galway Masters International open Basketball Tournament will take place at NUIG Kingfisher in Galway on the first weekend of November 2016. Masters basketball denotes players must be over forty and thirty-five years old respectively for men and women, and the objective of this event is to promote competitive basketball for men and women and to offer players of various nationalities the opportunity to compete and socialise together over the two day event.             
Kingfisher Club, NUIG Galway     
5th – 6th November          
€10       

Marbhna 1916 Requiem Mass     

You are warmly invited to attend Marbhna 1916 Requiem Mass taking place in the Basilica on Sunday November 6th at 12 noon.Marbhna – A Requiem Mass with music composed by Odhran O’Casaide and featuring the voice of Sibéal Ní Casaide, is a special Mass to commemorate all those who died in 1916.‘Requiem 1916 Marbhna’, a Mass in Irish, sets out to explore the beauty of sean nós voice, together with chamber choir and orchestra, classical solo voices, traditional and early music instruments. The blend of Irish and classical music reflects two great musical traditions in Ireland at the time of the Rising. The musical motifs are carried seamlessly from genre to genre.  It is the first orchestral setting of a Dies Ires in the Irish language.         Knock Basilca, Knock      
6th November   
Free      

Sligo Folk Park   

Sligo Folk Park is located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, County Sligo. This community based attraction provides a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage at the turn of the late 19th Century.The Folk Park is set in the grounds of the authentically restored Millview House, which was originally built in 1873 by George Reid a farmer, shoemaker and the local church sexton.Stroll around the park and visit the wonderful museum and evocative exhibition hall which houses one of Ireland’s finest collections of rural history and agricultural artefacts.Open all year round and catering to all ages and group sizes, Sligo Folk Park has something for everyone.         
Riverstown         
4th-5th November          
€5-Children        

Burrenbeo Trust November Walk              

Perhaps the Burren’s most distinctive feature, the geology of the area is fascinating. Colin Bunce will share his vast knowledge on the Burrens geological features on the Burrenbeo November walk. Colin works as a senior instructor at the Burren Outdoor Education Centre with key involvement in providing field study programmes for secondary schools. His background is in geology and he is an avid caver. He has run numerous geology courses and teaches at the Caherconnell Summer School. He has lived and worked in the Burren for many years. Meeting point will be the NUIG Field station at Carron. Please note there is additional parking in the adjacent gravel store. While not a strenuous walk, this will include some walking on limestone pavement and broken rock so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Good walking shoes or boots are recommended along with warm clothes and waterproof’s etc. Since we will be walking on farm land where we may encounter livestock, unfortunately no dogs will be allowed. 
Carron,The Burren          
6th November   
€10 donation advised     

The Planet Entertainment Centre              

We are Cork’s biggest and best family entertainment centre offering something for all the family since 2005. We offer Ten Pin Bowling, Children’s Soft Play Area, Laser Tag and American Poll Tables. We cater for Children’s Parties, Corporate Nights, Student Nights, Stags & Hens, School Tours, Fundraisers, and lots more!         
Old Mallow Road,Cork   
4th-5th November          
Prices Vary, most activities under €10      

God Has No Country       

The play focuses on O’Flaherty’s struggles as he and his colleagues set about the task of protecting those in need from the German occupancy of Rome. The story is told from the Monsignor’s point of view. It is study of the torment and difficulty in the decisions he undertook in his fight for justice. This is re-enacted through the use of storytelling and various characterisations. The play is a dramatization of actual events and while careful research has been carried out in its creation, as a dramatic work certain licence has been taken.   
INEC Acoustic Club, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney     
6th November   
€10       

Friday Night Greyhound Racing   

A night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium provides, live, adrenaline pumped entertainment.Top class facilities ensure it is comfortable to watch the action from inside and out. There is live weekend racing every Friday and Saturday night with gates opening at 6:30pm and the first race at 7.46pm.We cater for all occasions – family events, team nights, corporate nights, hen/stag parties and fundraisers for non-profit organisations.             
Limerick Greyhound Stadium, Dock Road, Limerick             
4th November   
€10       

The Wonderful Winter Vintage and Handmade Fair            

Frock Around The Clock will be returning to Malone House Belfast for the Wonderful Winter Vintage and Handmade Fair on Sunday 6 November and will feature around 50 stalls of vintage, handcrafted and upcycled fashion, furniture, home ware and collectables, textiles and decor, jewellery, sweet treats, toys, art, craft, gifts, artisan food, children and baby wear and much more! Everything you need to get your Christmas shopping off to a great start.
Malone House, Barnett Desmesne  Belfast BT9 SPB           
6th November    
£3          

Brick City            

Brick City is a celebration of some of the world's favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using Lego bricks.  While to many, Lego bricks are 'just a toy', to Warren Elsmore they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These Lego models, however, don't resemble those you remember as a child. A master of his medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, using just Lego bricks, Warren may create a model indistinguishable from the real thing, or evoke the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces. 
Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House, Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH             
4th  6th November            
£5          

Christmas Craft Exhibition – “The Art of Silver and Glass” 

Ruth McEwan-Lyon and Keith Sheppard as highly creative innovators will be exhibiting their work as well as an exclusive collection of collaborative pieces during November and December 2016 in Armagh Visitor Information Centre in their Christmas Exhibition. The pair has been forming an explorative partnership of silversmithing and Kiln Formed Fused Glass, which is creating some very exciting results.              
40 English Street Armagh BT61 7BA          
4th  6th November            
Free      

Run a Di Forest Park        

Dun a Ri Forest Park forms part of what was formerly the Cabra Estate which was owned by the Pratt family. Legend stretches back to the time of Cuchullain the Gaelic warrior who rested in these woods while fighting the armies of Queen Maeve of Connaught. The O' Reilly family owned the lands up until the end of the 16th century when they were acquired by Thomas Fleming who built Flemings Castle . The ruins of the castle can still be seen in the park. The estate was acquired by the Pratt family and they built the town of Kingscourt in the years 1760-1770.  The lands were acquired by the Irish Forest Service in 1959 and were developed into a forest park.     
R179, Mullantra, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan   
4th-6th November          
Free      

Body,Mind,Soul- Holistic Festival               

Don’t miss Northern Irelands largest Health, Wellbeing & Natural Therapies event being held at the majestic Guildhall, in the heart of Derry/Londonderry on the 4th & 5th of Nov. Over the weekend you can speak to and learn from our exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars and workshops, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session and taste some delicious health foods. See, feel, try and buy unique products and gifts including jewellery, organic cosmetics, music, books, giftware, clothing, crystals, educational courses, body treatments and more!        
Guildhall Derry BT48 6DQ             
5th-6th November          
£4          

Colmcille Heritage Trail/ Inishowen 100 Scenic Drive         

The Colmcille Heritage Trail is packed full of history, culture, stunning scenery and folklore, journeying from the mountains, lakes and rivers of the birthplace of Colmcille, County Donegal, to the Gaeltacht Island of Tory, onto the Walled City of Derry and the town of Limavady.                                                                                                          It may sound like a Formula 1 race, but it gets its name from the approximate distance in miles of the signposted drive. You will certainly not wish to break any speed records as you linger and savour the many scenic and historical gems which Inishowen, the biggest of Donegal's peninsulas has to offer.
Donegal Coast  
4th-6th November          
Free      

Kilbroney Forest Park      

The forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest drive to panoramic views over Carlingford Lough. There is also a Play Park with children's play area and tennis courts, an Information area and a cafe. It also has top class mountain biking trails and facilities. The forest drive leads to a car park from where walkers have the opportunity to climb to Cloughmore or 'the big stone', a 30ton erratic, which sits at approx 1000ft above Rostrevor. Geologists explain its presence here as having being deposited during the ice age. Local Folklore claims it was thrown here by Finn Mac Cool during a fight with a Scottish Giant. During the same battle, the Scottish Giant allegedly tore out a handful of earth and flung it back at Finn, which missed. The earth landed in the sea and became the Isle of Man while the divot he made, filled up with water and became Lough Neagh.  Rostrevor Oak wood is a relic of a much larger forest. The woodland contains Oak, Ash, Sycamore, Hazel to name but a few. There are lots of ferns and flowers like wild garlic, primroses and bluebells. The forest is home to jays and squirrels and it hosts a number of rare plants like wood avens and hard shield fern.              
Shore Road, Rostevor,  County Down BT34 3AA   
4th-6th November          
Free                                                                                          

Ballroom Dancing            

We are delighted to run ballroom dancing every Sunday Night throughout the year. With great bands from all over the country playing it’s a great social get together.  Doors Open 9:45pm Every Sunday Night. Supper Served.                    
Creighton Hotel, Clones, Monaghan         
6th November   
Free               

Blood Upon the Rose     

This brilliant new musical/drama written and directed by well-known singer songwriter Gerry Cunningham is based on the life, love and marriage of Grace Evelyn Gifford and Joseph Mary Plunkett and is set against a turbulent period in Irish history, the 1916 Easter rising. It follows the intricate love story of this couple whose marriage took place in Kilmainham prison Dublin the night before Joseph Mary Plunkett was executed for his part in the rising. A stellar local cast will take on the task of bringing this dramatic story to the stage.
The Burnavon, Cookstown           
5th-6th November
8pm      
£10       
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