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2017 July Flea Market
A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots.
The last Sunday of each month at the Dublin Food Co-op, The Green Door Market, and on the square at Newmarket, Dublin 8.
Please come by foot, bike or bus - less fumes, less parking stress, more fun.
Free admission
30th July
 
RHA Summer Art Party
On Sunday 30th July join us in the RHA Gallery for an afternoon filled with interactive art experiences including print making, portrait drawing and sculpture classes as well as nail and body art, and Annual Exhibition inspired donuts.
RHA Gallery, Dublin 2
30th July
Individual – €20, Family - €20

Bar Monkey Festival
Monkeying around is what the guys at Bar Monkey Festival excel at, so if you like to live on the wild side, you should definitely check out this festival in Dún Laoghaire. 
Bar Monkey Festival is all about urban movement like parkour, breaking, and making the urban jungle your playground. 
This rambunctious weekend will be full of demonstrations and competitions, including the Junior Bar Monkey Championship and Ireland's National Calisthenics Competition. 
If you also like to trust your animal instincts, maybe you would enjoy one of the many workshops that the festival will be putting on. You can try out calisthenics, parkour, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira. 
You never know, you might have a knack for it, and at the very least, make some memories by getting active. 
29th July
€10- €21
  
Sunrise Yoga in aid of Make a Wish

Join us for sunshine and Yoga on the Clontarf Promenade this July in aid of Make A Wish foundation.
Location: On the Clontarf Seafront, opposite Oulton Road. Look out for the signs on the day!
Classes are a 1 hour yoga flow for all levels. All you need is a mat and some water.
Tickets are free and all we ask is that particpants donate online or on the day.
All proceeds go to Make A Wish Foundation.
30th July
Free
 
World Music Festival
World Music Festival in the Heart of the City
Free Event - Family Friendly
A FREE family-friendly world music festival, celebrating the cultural diversity in Dublin city, Hotter than July is back and grooving with a packed programme of feel-good rhythms and exciting performances of music and dance from around the world this Sunday 30th July in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.
Now in it’s 4th year, Hotter than July is presented by Improvised Music Company and Dublin City Council, in collaboration with the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm, with a full smorgasbord of high quality performances for everyone to enjoy from 3-9pm.
30th July
Free Admission

Bray’s Seafront Fun Fair
Bray’s Seafront Fun Fair is an annual delight; a traditional seaside fair with rides and candy floss, it’s the perfect day out for all the family. 
22ndjuly – 7th August
Free Admission
 
Bray’s iconic Bandstand
Running over selected Sundays throughout the summer months, Summer Sounds is a series of big band performances featuring some of the country’s best, including Quintet from Army No.1 Band, The Garda Band and more.
Taking place on Bray’s iconic Bandstand, these free concerts make for the perfect day out where you’ll be surrounded by spectacular sea views right beside Bray’s charming, bustling town centre and... it’s all just 20km south of Dublin city centre.
Free admission  
9th july – 10th September
 
Cartoon festival
Rathdrum is marking the 25th anniversary of its international cartoon festivalwith another one on the weekend of 29/30 July. We would dearly love to see faces from those festivals of over two decades ago. A big welcome also awaits artists of the newer generation who have had such an impact on the international scene.
So, bring your work, bring your pads and pens, most of all, bring yourself.
29th – 30th July
Free
 
Greystones - Roller Derby Double Header 

This is the central page for roller derby in Ireland. It provides info on Irish leagues, recruitment, and bouts. We're here to support anyone trying to start a new league in Ireland, inform anyone who wants to join a league, and just generally keep the Irish and international derby fans up to speed on what's happening! 
We might be small, but we're fierce mighty! 
If you want to find out more about any of the Irish leagues, go like their pages and get in touch.
€5 per skater
28th July
 
Farmers Market
Clarecastle Village Market is a community based market for local crafters and producers held every first Sunday of each month 9:30am to 2pm
The Abbey Hall
Clarecastle
30th July
Free admission
 
Get WET project
The GetWET project was originally funded by the European Commission linked to theEuropean Week of Sport but is now a stand alone project. In 2016 we had a really successful flotilla event in Fermanagh and are arranging it again for the last Saturday in July in 2017.
The flotilla is an opportunity for canoeists, rowers and sailors to get together for a great journey down our wonderful waterway on the Erne.
29th July Free

Monster SUP Challege Race
Saturday 29 July 2017, 10:00 till Saturday 29 July 2017, 17:00
Soak up the atmosphere for the afternoon withLive Entertainment
Monster SUP Challege Race
Eagle Flying & Meet & Greet Black Pigs
The Kids will be entertained with the Piggy Picnic, Games and Disco
Saturday 29th July
Free admission
 
Kite Festival
Sunday 30 July 2017, 11:00 till Sunday 30 July 2017, 17:00
The International Mayo Kite Festival is one of the latest cool events on Achill Island. Held on the last Sunday of July, it promises to be a very magical fun Day,Everyone is welcome to attend (pets too!). There is no admission to attend or to participate in the contest. Most folks come out to see the  spectacular sight of hundreds of kites in the sky and to enjoy a summer day on beautiful Keel Beach.
On the Program that day, there will be free Kite making workshop for the little ones, there will be demonstrations by Pro Kite fliers ( check out Andrew Beattie from tug.com with his huge colorful and friendly flying monsters), there will be some fun competitions like highest kite, best design, most colorful, best crash and loads of entertainment all day on the beach!
30th July 17
Free admission

Southeast Country Music Festival
Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan & Lee Matthews will take to the stage in Killag on Sunday July 30th for the second Southeast Country Music Festival.
In addition to this great lineup of country music artists, there is a large dance floor (even bigger than last year), full food and bar service, picnic area, FREE childrens' entertainment and FREE parking.
The free stuff does not stop there....Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult! 
A great day out for all the family. See you there!
30th July
Tickets €27.19 - Children under 12 are Free , Free childrens' entertainment
 
Durrow scarecrow festival

Nominated for the 'Best Festival of 2012' in the Irish Times Ticket Awards, the Durrow Scarecrow Festival is a fun filled value for money event. Being the home of the All Ireland Scarecrow Championships, this unique and quirky festival has something for everyone.
30th July- 7th August
Free- Various

Family fun day
Family fun day to raise money for Sensational Kids in Kildare Town, who offer fantastic services for families including: Occupational Therapy Speech & Language Therapy Educational Psychological Assessment Reading Teacher Orthoscopics Wipe Out Worries Group Transition To Secondary School Group We are having a fun day to raise money for this great service. We will have facepainting, bouncy castles, sports and games, races, challenges, food stalls, carnival games, raffles, spot prizes and much more. Please come and join us on July 30th
Free admission

Cruthú Arts Festival
Cruthú Arts Festival celebrates the wealth of artistic talent in the Midlands region by creating a positive, meaningful and fun engagement with the wider community. By enriching the town with exciting cultural events, exhibitions and installations, the programme helps to improve how Longford is perceived by its residents and further afield.
27th – 30th July
Free- Various

Letterkenny Artisan Market
Letterkenny Artisan Market and The Lemon Tree Restaurant Letterkenny presents a two day Food Festival in the heart of Letterkenny (just off the main street).
With a huge variety of food stalls selling amazing street, fresh local produce & more. Two days of live music by local musicians, live cookery demos in the marquee by local talented chefs and producer story sections where you get to hear the stories behind some of Donegal’s best food producers.
With something for the whole family, this is a weekend not to be missed. A true celebration of the vibrant Donegal Food scene.
€3 Per Person / €5 Couples
FREE FOR KIDS UNDER 12
27th July
 
Feile Thraidisiúnta Chnoc Fola

Feile Thraidisiúnta Chnoc Fola is an intimate celebration of the crafts and traditions of the Donegal Gaeltacht. For the last 30 years, the festival has brought the community together to show off the best the area has to offer. Tourists stop by, and enjoy life at a slower pace, in this place where arts, culture and language remain acutely important. 
People will gather at the thatched Teach Mhuiris, a 150-year old cottage with stunning sea views, and dance, sing, play, recite, and craft. You’ll see people spinning wool, creating the ideal fibres for that world-famous Donegal tweed or perhaps even basket weaving. 
There will be fresh products to buy, like salty mussels pulled straight from the seabed and local eggs, potatoes and conserves. That’s one way to make yourweekly grocery shop a little more fun.
If struck by the hunger at Teach Mhuiris, freshly baked scones will be temptingly moreish and lobsters massive and delicious. You won’t be able to resist. 
Don’t miss this belter of a little festival. Small and perfectly formed, it will probably be the highlight of your summer. 
28th – 30th July 17
Admission Free

Farmers market
Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices.You’ll also be able to snack on gourmet sandwiches, wraps, pastries, chocolates, delicious crepes, soups and freshly brewed teas & coffees or buy fresh flowers and vibrant plants.  Along with almost 50 stalls and 21 shop units to tempt even the most discerning shopper, the Famous Milk Market also allows the visitor to relax, enjoy and observe the activities of this celebrated market from the vantage of the Mezzanine floor which is located above the Pavilion shops and accessible by stairs and lift.
Of course you cannot but notice that the Milk Market venue is now weather proofed, as it is housed under the cover of Ireland’s largest single column support canopy
29th July
Free admission
 
Camogie Club are holding a Family Fitness Fun Day
Sarsfields Camogie Club are holding a Family Fitness Fun Day with a 30K Cycle and a 5K walk suitable for all the Family on Sunday 30th July starting and finishing at Ward`s Ballyfa!
Registration begins at 2pm 
Followed by Music and a Barbeque for all to enjoy :)
30th July
Walk €10
 
The Hearts Festival

The Hearts Festival runs for two weeks and one day from 16th to the 30th of July making it Galway’s longest Arts Festival of the year. Music, Dance, Art from the people who spend week in week out doing and not talking about how much goes on in this silly city of ours.nMost events free admission. Strictly over 18’s.Full Festival Ticket a paltry €20 + booking fee. Includes a free pint at the event of your choosing.
Individual events an even paltrier €6 + booking fee.Opportunity to buy full festival tickets first – individual event tickets to be released later as available.
Saturday 29th July, 9pm – Festival Club with 110th Street (free)
Sunday 30th July, 7pm – Closing party with Good Ol Trusty (free)
 
The Galway International Arts Festival presents the street spectacle “iPuppets”
 Galway International Arts Festival presents the street spectacle “iPuppets”. Roving eyes are watching you; they watch your every move.
Close–Act’s illuminated and mysterious skeletal i–Puppets are from another time and place. Exploring the city streets nothing can stand in their way. In search of something…could that something be you?
The performance will start in Eyre Square and end at the Spanich Arch.
i–Puppets will visit the Absolut Big Top for the final gigs and parties of GIAF 2017 featuring Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on Friday 28 July and The Coronas on Saturday 29 July.
28 – 29 July 6pm and 11pm
Free admission
 
Movies at the Museum - Bambi
Join Cinemagic at the Ulster Museum for our July "Movies at the Museum" selection, "Bambi"!
The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety..
July 29th
£3

Family Open Day 
Join Sparky at the home of Ulster Rugby, Kingspan Stadium, on Friday 29th July from 3pm to 6pm for our annual Family Open Day. 
Bring the whole family along to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. Activities include: 
> Meet Ulster players, including our new signings
> Take part in rugby skills sessions with player mentoring
> Inflatable slides and games
> Arts and crafts for kids,Petting Farm,Teddy Hospital
> Climbing wall, Archery, Competitions and giveaways
> Autograph and photo opportunities
> Q Radio Street Team
> Food Village including BBQ
> And much more! 
Friday 28th
£5- £3
 
Water Activity Day
All children aged 8 + & teens with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and their siblings are invited to this amazing iCAN event taking place this Sumer 2017!
Baysports in Athlone is the fabulous setting for a days water activities! All teens & children with JIA are invited, along with their siblings.
This promises to be a great day for our iCAN children and their siblings, and out Water Activity Days in the past have been a huge sucess - and very popular! This is an iCAN sponosred event, so free to all children with JIA and their siblings. If you would like to attend, please register by sending us an email as soon as possible as the day is quickly approaching!! Emails to: icanireland.events@gmail.com with BAYSPORTS in the subject line. Include your children's names and ages.
See you there as the kids have fun in the sun and the parents get to chat and chill. It's one you WON'T want to miss!
29th of July
Free admission

Markethill Community Festival
Markethill are once again holding a local cross community festival with a wide and varied programme with something to suit all ages and interests with all proceeds going to charities.
Every year events and activities run from the last week of July through to mid-August.
In Markethill town open air events to suit all ages are on the main street and in the local halls. Other events are in the outlying villages and countryside.
With a wide range of events, there is something for everyone so come along and enjoy as spectator or participant.
28th july -11th August
Free

Bog Day Celebration
Cuilcagh Mountain Park
Join us in Cuilcagh Mountain Park to find out a bit more about
the fascinating bog habitats that dominate the Geopark. Learn or
refresh your memory on how people hand cut peat, listen to stories
from days gone by in the bog and take part in some bog pool
dipping activities along with many more fun interactive activities
which will be available for the day. This event promises to be a
great day out for all the family.
Sunday 30th July 1:00 pm– 4:00pm
Free

Red sails festival
On the Final day of the Red Sails festival, in addition to the events, there will also be various stalls at the Crescent, a craft and collectables fair in the Town Hall and boat trips from the Harbour
Saturday 29th July 2017
Free admission

Rancho Reilly Pet Farm and Childrens Activity Centre
Rancho Reilly is the ideal place for a family day out, birthday party and school tour. Soft play area for children up to 3 years - Soft play area including slides for 4-11 years - Coffee Shop with a log burning stove serving homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches and snacks - Party area.
The animals at Rancho Reilly include Reindeer, Minature goats, Minature ponies, Lambs/sheep, Calves/cows, Turkeys, Pot bellied pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs,Hamsters, Bearded Dragons, Cornsnakes, Hens, Ducks, Geese, Chipmunks, Canaries and many more.
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th 11.30am to 6pm
€7 per child, €3 per adult
 
Family Fun at Cockle Row
Magic Tricks (Limited Numbers) Crafts
Plant and Play - Fairy Garden, Glitter Tattoos and Ulster-Scots Agency Entertainment
29th- 30th July
Free
 
Finnegan’s Farm Fest
Finnegan's, the potato mad farming family are hosting their FarmFest on Sunday the 30th of July 12 - 6pm.
Join us for a fun filled day of activities including:
Tractor & Trailer Rides,Farm Tour, Dig Your Dinner, Meet the Animals, Sample Local Produce,Kiddies Spudtivities, Walk on the Wild side (in Balrath Woods), Finish off the day sampling our tasty potato chips and wedges washed down with some local beer & cider.
July 30th
€5 per adult (Children Free)

Ardmore pattern festival
Ardmore Pattern Festival is a free fun-filled festival for all ages in the beautiful seaside & heritage village of Ardmore in West Waterford, Ireland.
"Pattern" is derived from the Irish word "Patrún" meaning "Patron". The Patron saint of Ardmore is St. Declan, and it is in Declan's honour that we celebrate the Pattern Festival. Pattern Day, 24 July, is an integral part of the festival, and has been celebrated in the village for hundreds of years. It was mainly as a day of religious devotion. The modern Ardmore Pattern Festival was esablished in 2007, to maintain our community's connection to it's ancient and cultural past, by promoting and staging family-friendly, community-based activities and events.
July 28th & July 29th
Free admission.
 
Cork Ska & Reggae festival

New Festival!! Time to stomp your feet to the Ska & Reggae beat, The best National & International bands & DJ's July 28th -30th 2017 Leeside's newest festival - Cork Ska & Reggae festival partnered with Risings Sons Brewery is in it's first year of existence. Filling the gap in the cities festival market which has been long overdue for a good foot stomping and jamming summer vibe party.
Cork Ska & Reggae festival is reviving a scene that has never grown old and some of the bands are still around, live and gigging in 2017 as they did in the Cork Arcadia ballroom back in the late 70's/80's such as The Specials, The Beat and many more. Future plans bring exciting times for the Ska and Reggae community.This festival has one united goal to fulfil , Spreading a "One Love" vibe and uniting people though the power of music and dance.
July 28th -30th 2017
Free
 
Cork LGBT Pride Family Fun Day
The Cork LGBT Pride Family Fun Day From: 12 Noon – 6:00pm at Fitzgerald's Park Join us as we launch this year’s Cork LGBT Pride Festival with a fabulous afternoon of family fun, rainbow festivities, doggy devilery and activities to delight the young, the old, the tame and the bold, from a sensational line up of live music with Phil and the Blanks, The Gypsy Fish Band and a kiddies disco courtesy of the one and only DJ Stevie G. Enjoy a plethora of kiddies entertainment from stilt walkers, magical roving Disney and Marvel characters, plate spinning, balloon tricks, colourful face painting, our annual “Scruffy Doo” fun dog show and a Pride market serving only the best of carnival food to give you the courage to face a round of air archery, a game of giant Twister or a bout in the giant Sumo wrestling suit ring! So why not join us and soak up that summer sun as we celebrate all things PRIDE!
30th July
Free
 
The big squeeze

Due to popular demand The Big Squeeze 2017 Festival takes place again in Kilkenny from Jul 28th - 30th. Greatest Gathering of Accordionists in Ireland
28th – 30th July
 
Party in the park
Bring a picnic for this free family event featuring live music from European Elvis Champion 2012 Ciaran Houlihan with his TCB Band and the Sweet Sensations.
30th July
Free
 
Art gallery open
My name is Ligi Joy. I live in Roscrea. I am a native of God’s own country, Kerala, India. I started drawing and painting as a toddler and have participated in several competitions, during my school age. I am a nurse by profession. I have not received any formal art training as a child or student. I like to do oil, acrylic, watercolour, glass paintings and multi- media paintings, although, I enjoy different subject matter, my favourites are landscapes and flowers.
 This is my second art exhibition in Ireland. I would like to give a positive contribution from this, to help the poor and diseased people. Because, I believe that, extending one hand to help others is worth more than joining two hands in prayers. I am not able to put in words how much I love colours! Colours are everywhere and we all see the power of colours daily, often unconsciously.
 For me, colours are reflection of life and I believe that “Images speak louder than words”.
29th July
Free

TYDAVNET JAMBOREE IN THE VILLAGE
There will be a treasure hunt starting after 10am mass.
After the treasure hunt there will be a family fun day from 2.00pm so why not come along for a fun packed afternoon for everyone.
For further information contact:
Tel. Seamus McCarvill 087 668 4428
30th July
Free

Garth Brooks Tribute Night - Joe Campell & Red Strokes
Joe Campbell & The Red Strokes A 6 Piece Live Band playing all the Big Hits from Country Music Legend himself.... Garth Brooks... Doors open 9pm Tickets
29th July
£10 admission
 
Inflatable Colour Run
The Inflatable Colour Run is about to bounce into Kerry this Summer!
This is ONE EVENT YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS! 
The very best parts of inflatable runs and colour runs, combined, to make one EPIC day out , suitable for abilities. Start the run dressed in white, then walk , run, dance or bouce your way around the route, making your way through the colour stations and of course the Fun Inflatables!
Laugh as we celebrate taking part with some music and even more colour at the finish line party!
At the end, we have a medal for each and every participant to add to their collection!
€8.00- Various

Athlone Towncentre
Don’t worry, Athlone Towncentre has you covered with their FREE Summer Kids Entertainment Programme, running every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm, until the end of August. t’s jam-packed with a whole host of fun and free activities, like face painting and creative workshops, to keep the kids busy and help keep the boredom at bay. Plus, a promise to the kids area will buy you even more shopping time to browse over 60 big brand names in Athlone Towncentre, including H&M, ZARA and TK Maxx.
Running all summer
Free

Rostrevor to Warrenpoint
A 2017 H20PLAY NI Swim series swim
Distance 3.8k / 3800mPlease note registration is in Warrenpoint at the old baths – this is the finish line and closes at 3pmYou must make your way to the start line in Rostrevor in good time for the race briefing at 315pm and swim start at 3.30pm**Registration for this swim is by online entry only** Details to follow
30th July
Free to watch
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