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Barrow River Arts Festival
This festival will be hosting an Aladdin's Cave of gems, kicking off with art from Bernadette Kiely, Clotilde Peters and Alastair Proud before giving way to some Songs from the Mediterranean from Savina Yannatou, much-revered pianist Francesco Turrisi, and Barry Guy on bass.
Borris House, Borris, Carlow       
21-23rd April     
Free      
 
Experience Japan Festival           
Experience Japan Festival from 12-4pm in the beautiful surrounds of Farmleigh to celebrate Japanese and Japanese-Irish culture. Bring your friends, your family, your kids, your dogs (on leads!) and enjoy the huge variety of Japan, from traditional Taiko drumming to modern-day Cosplay.
Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park, Dublin     
23rd April            
Free      
 
Dublin Mountains Walk
This loop is an enjoyable walk along part of the Dodder before looping around the upper reservoir and back to the car park.               
Bohernabreena Upper Reservoir loop   
22nd April           
Free
 
SuperNatural Food Market         
The SuperNatural Food Market is a producer’s market located in St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse St., Dublin 2. The market offers a nutritious & relaxing blend of community ambience with top quality organic food & products.   
114-116 St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 
22nd April           
Free      
 
PUT YOURSELF IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY           
Children are the focus of this portrait gallery, with a collection of 12 portraits by acclaimed Irish artist Brian Maguire alongside a range of self-portraits drawn by children. Having seen all these, you will be able to use our portrait drawing stations to draw your own self-portraits to add to the collection.              
11A Eustace St, Dublin 2               
4 March - 23 April            
Free      
 
Foil, Arms & Hog              
In Dublin’s favourite comedy venue, Vicar Street, experience this hilarious trio impart their wisdom with stories of the human smart phone, the Lanyard Guy and what it means to be the tallest person in the room.
58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin
23 April - Saturday 6 May             
Free      
 
HP 40 Covers Exhibition
Running in conjunction with the National Library of Ireland, this exhibition of Hotpress covers creates a detailed landscape featuring the musicians, film stars, celebrities and others who have taken centre stage in Ireland. To grace the cover of the magazine was a prized objective for many stars with Danny O’Donoghue of The Script and Imelda May describing it as a life-long ambition.
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar,Dublin 2     
20 April - 8 September  
Free      
                                                                                                                                               
ANTIQUE FAIR  
After a hugely successful Antique Fair in 2016, we're absolutely delighted to welcome back over 20 members of the Irish Antique Dealers Association to Castletown. Come and see unique antique pieces at this very special event.       
Castletown House , Celbridge   
22-23rd April     
Free      
 
Children's Art-Making   
Children aged 8-12 years are invited to discover Martina Galvin's exhibition 'Cubus' with a local artist Rachel Burke - let your imagination run wild and make your own art in response!            
Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny   
23rd April            
Free                                         
                                                                               
Earth Day Beach Clean  
Join Seal Rescue Ireland and Clean Coast for a beach clean starting at noon. We will be cleaning the beach and then that will be followed by rescued Seals being released around 2pm! There will be small snacks and contests for the kids with some fun prizes such as passes to our BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCE at Seal Rescue Ireland! This is a great learning experience for kids of all ages. Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park, Morriscastle, Kilmuckridge, Ireland
22nd April           
Free      
 
Relay For Life    
Relay For Life is a massive, 24-hour, community event that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we've lost to the disease, and encourages the community to fight back. As a team-based fundraiser, they raise vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society and to help fund cancer reasearch for a cure. Relay for Life is a family-friendly event, where live entertainment, food and games abound, creating a lively atmosphere for all to enjoy. At sundown, the beautiful Candle of Hope Ceremony begins, honouring those who have been lost to the disease as well as those currently fighting. Candle bags, each dedicated to a loved one, remain lit throughout the night as a symbol of hope and remembrance. Few families remain untouched by cancer, but as a community we can fight back together.   
Pairc Charman, Wexford              
29th - 30th April               
Free      
 
Sumo Run          
The Purple House Sumo Run Ireland is a fun charity event in inflatable sumo suits with a 5km route in Marlay Park on April 23rd and on the seafront in Bray, Co.Wicklow on August 27th 2017 in aid of Purple House Cancer Support. The event is organised and operated by Purple House. The aim of the event is to raise funds to support families affected by Cancer in Ireland, through the work of Purple House.                        
23rd April            
Free      
 
Waterford festival of food          
This is one festival where there is definitely something for everyone - a full children’s programme, foraging trails, bus tours, cooking demos, dining experiences from high end to very casual plus of course our markets.  Taste the best of the county with our local Farmer’s Market on Thursday, our weekly Country Market on Friday, the festival’s quayside market on Saturday with a seafood theme, all culminating in our famed Festival Market on Sunday when over 100 stalls fill the town centre to bring you the best of local and Irish artisan food. Bígí linn!        
Various locations, West Waterford         
21-23rd April     
Numerous events are free         
 
Ring of Cuilcagh               
Three route options (120K, 90K or 55K) through the middle of the UNSECO Marble Arch Geopark taking in picturesque roads through counties Cavan, Fermanagh & leitrim, including the Ballavally gap, a regular feature of An RAS. Fully supported event from the Slieve Russell Hotel, with changing and shower facilities. Special overnight deals available for a perfect cycling weekend with nearby events the following day. Funds raised for Ataxia ireland.                
Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Ireland             
23rd April            
Free      
                                                                               
JOHN CONNEELYGIG     
A collection of musicians and friends playing some unique renditions of some well known Jazz and Blues tunes along with some of John's original material. With a big voice and an even bigger beard he makes every song his own.           
Roisin Dubh, Dominic street, Galway, Ireland
23rd April            
€ 5         
                                                                                                                                                            
Love Lannagh Festival   
An amazing music line-up accross two stages. Silent Disco Tent, Urban Beach, Noga Yoga, Amazing Food, Free Watersports, Games Zone, Bike Trail, Teddy Bear Picnic, Orienteering, Story Telling, Impromptu Gig Spot, The Biggest Dress-Up Box in Ireland & All the other good stuff we can pack in. Lough Lannagh, Mayo, Castlebar          
22nd April           
Free     
                                                                                                                                                            
Boeing Boeing Comedy
Amateur Drama Group Clara presents, “Boeing Boeing” a nonstop comedy, which is taking place from Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd April from 8.15pm, in Scoil Bhrides, Clara.               
Scoil Bhrides, Clara         
22nd April           
€ 10       
 
Fota House Plant and Garden Fair           
For a blooming lovely day filled with horticultural happiness, look right to the Fota House Plant and Garden Fair. Those with green fingers can tour about 80 speciality nurseries, looking for the perfect flower or shrub to make their garden designs pop.      
Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork          
23rd April            
€ 8         /
                                                                               
Dingle Running & Fitness Festival             
The first of its kind! The Dingle Running & Fitness Festival takes place April 2016! Lots of races, seminars, talks, demos and kids activities!   
21-23rd April     
Free      
 
JOHN MCNAMARA EXHIBITION
John McNamara, from South Circular Road in Limerick, died in 2015. He graduated in fashion from the Grafton Academy Dublin and Kingston University London and was regarded as one of Ireland’s most talented designers with an eye for glamour and tailoring.   
The Hunt Museum, Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City              
6-30th April        
Free      
                                                               
Waterford Festival of Food         
There's something for everyone in West Waterford at the 2017 Festival of Food. Based in the seaside town of Dungarvan, this festival continues to grow as more and more food producers and lovers of food participate in the most relaxed and fun weekend you will have while tasting great food, hearing great stories and meeting great people.            
Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Waterford, Republic of Ireland
21-23rd April     
Free      
                                                                               
Traditional Music Sessions          
Traditional music sessions are happening at a number of pubs and venues in Belfast including:
21 Social on Sunday: 5pm - 7pm.
An Chultúrlann Every Saturday: 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
Duke of York on Monday to Saturday: 10pm, selection of Irish and country music and Sunday: 5pm - 8pm (Irish music).
Fountain Tavern on Friday: 9pm to late. And Saturday: 6.30pm - 9pm.    
2 Queen's Quay, Belfast
31 Mar 2017 - 29 Feb 2018           
Free      
 
Food and Craft Market 
Sample the delights of our food and craft market. With a variety of home-made and locally sourced food to craft stalls featuring handmade products, there is plenty to choose from!
 Carrickfergus Castle, Antrim      
22nd April           
Free      
 
Elements – The Art Of Craft Exhibition  
Leahy’s artworks seize passing moments, capturing altered time and emotion. These moments reminisce on the space of discomfort, awkwardness or deep joy, poking at its familiarity.
Her work frequently uses the human figure, now exploring themes through a wider palette of colours and range of media than previously seen. Expression and movement are conveyed through the sensibilities of the materials. Stitch carries the work. Synaesthesia informs the collaborative video installation of manipulated stitch with original sound, composed by Oisin L Furlong.
Market Street, Armagh
21st April- 17th June      
Free      
                                                                               
Walled City Market        
Guildhall Square will welcome the very best of artisan traders, offering visitors a friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of speciality foods ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and preserves, artisan breads, cakes, sweets and treats plus handmade crafted products.      
Guildhall Square, Derry
1st Apr-3rd March 2018 Free      
                                                                               
Family Fun Weekend    
Weekend family fun for all - crafts, music and so much more! Enjoy fun CSI workshop and Crafts on Saturday and entertaining Mr Hullaballoo Puppet Show on Sunday.    
Cockle Row Cottages, Main Street, Groomsport, Co Down          
22nd - 23rd April              
Free     
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