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Latin American Fest       
We are pleased to announce the second edition of LATIN FEST in Dublin, with more artists, performances, cultural activities and lots of fun. The line up includes Latin Bands such as Mariachis, 5 djs, Cuban salsa dance classes, dance performances, kits entertainment until 6:30pm and food from 8 different countries of Latin America.
The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 1             
14th May            
Free for kids
€7 general admission     
 
Culture Date with Dublin 8          
The weekend will see a series of special events and activities taking place in the historical and cultural landmarks Richmond Barracks, Goldenbridge Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol, the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park and IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art. Each of these institutions will welcome you to explore the rich heritage, culture and stories that lie just beyond your doorstep.              
Various Locations around Dublin 8           
13-14th May      
Free      
 
Pets in the City 
A great family day out for animal lovers. Highlights include Dog Show & Dog Agility, Reptile Corner, Small Animal Farm, Children’s Talks & Entertainment, DSPCA microchipping & pet health advice and Retail & exhibition stalls              .
Smithfield Square, Dublin            
14th May            
Free      
 
Painting & Sketching Club Exhibition       
The 139th Annual Exhibition has paintings on a ‘maritime theme’ in celebration of the bicentenary of the building the Dun Laoghaire Harbour in May 1817. A harbour paint-out day for ‘plein air’ artists, open to all artists, to be held on Saturday 13th May and painting demonstrations on ‘marine painting’ on Saturday 20th May. In addition, an artist at work on a painting, daily during the exhibition, painting critique sessions for amateur artists and exhibition guided tours. Whyte’s will be offering a painting valuation session during the exhibition.          
County Hall, Dun Laoghaire         
8-21st May         
Free      
 
Photo Ireland Festival   
Celebrating its 8th edition in 2017, PhotoIreland Festival brings to Dublin another exciting edition packed with free exhibitions, workshops, photobook launches, and talks. This year, the festival explores how Photography is used to share accounts of personal experiences related to conflict: The Recount of Conflict.                   
1-31st May         
Free      
 
Pawsitivity in the City    
Pawsitivity in the City event is back.  It’s going to be a free, fun-filled family dog event taking place in Merrion Square this May.     
Merrion Square, Dublin
13-14th May      
Free      
                                                                               
National Dawn Chorus Day         
The OPW, in association with the Kildare branch of Birdwatch Ireland, is delighted to once again take part in National Dawn Chorus Day. This is a free guided walk of the Castletown demesne and experts will be on hand to help identify individual bird calls from the symphony.   
Castletown House, Celbridge    
14th May            
Free      
 
MUSIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA               
The orchestra was formed in September 2016 as a result of a major re-calibration of the performing groups at the Academy. This concert will be the RIAM Symphony Orchestra’s second concert
They will be performing:
Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) -- Marche Slave
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) -- ""Variations on a Theme by Rossini"" for cello and orchestra
Max Bruch (1838-1920) -- Kol Nidre for cello and orchestra
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) -- Symphonic Suite from ‘On the Waterfront’
Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky -- Swan Lake Suite        
Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan   
14th May            
Tickets - €15
 
Pop Up Record & CD Fair             
Experience the spring edition of the Pop-Up Record & CD Fair at McPhails Bar & Venue in Drogheda on Sunday May 14th. All styles of music!! From bargain bins to high price rarities! Browse through 1000's of LPs, singles and CDs. Bring your unloved Records and CD's and exchange or turn them into cash.              
8-9 St Laurence St, Downtown Drogheda, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
14th May            
Free      
 
Wexworlds        
Science fiction, fantasy and horror fans unite. 2016 plans include a table quiz, film nights, retro gaming, cosplay, DnD, workshops, Buffy and Trek v Wars.         
On The Quay,Wexford 
13-14th May      
Free      
                                                               
Rare and Special Plant Fair          
The rare and special plant fair has taken place in some of Ireland’s most notable and beautiful private gardens. Over 40 specialist nursery growers and plant breeders selling rare and unusual plants at reasonable prices, as well as giving their advice on care and growing.       
Mount Congreve, Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford     
14th May            
€6 per adult, children are free   
 
Beauty and the Beast Musical   
Tale as old as time. Castlerea Musical Society Youth Stage School are staging the amazing Beauty & The Beast on the 13th & 14th of May in the Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea.             
Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea, Roscommon         
13-14th May      
Adult €10, Children €5   
 
Glengowla Klondike Tour            
Come join us on a unique, guided, underground tour of Connemara's only show mine, and a real live Wild West movie set at Oughterard’s Glengowla Mines. The Mines, abandoned in 1865, are a unique reminder of the 19th Century methods of ore extraction and processing. A fantastic family attraction and a great day out.
Glengowla Mines, Oughterard, Connemara, Galway, Ireland
13th May            
€3 per person
 
Strandhill People’s Market         
Every Sunday from 11am to 4pm the market opens its doors selling an array of local crafts, foods and textiles. The market is a fusion of speciality food with stalls specialising in European and Asian cuisine. You will also find home baked goods, fair trade coffee, freshly pressed juices, cheeses, herbs & spices, teas, and fresh meat and vegetables. Don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with a choice of cupcakes, chocolate and ice cream!   
Hangar 1 at Sligo airport, Strandhill          
14th May- reoccurring every Sunday      
Free      
 
Westport Airshow          
The event kicks off at 1pm with a family Fun Fair, Food and Craft Markets along the Quays. You can even experience the Wild Atlantic Way from the sky by taking a Helicopter Pleasure Flight.
Quay westport, Wesport             
14th May            
Free      
 
Embrace Exhibition        
The exhinition consisits of numerous professional artists across various artforms, which include film, painting, ceramics, textiles and sculpture. Be prepared to be amazed and astounded by the dazzling display on show in the gallery space, an explosion of colour and creativity.           
Glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Clare             
3-27th May        
Free      
 
Cork VegFest    
Full of stalls offering the best vegan food by local producer's, lifestyle talks, demo’s, cruelty free products, exhibitors, non-profits, animal rescues, film & lots more! You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy Cork Vegfest; you can just hang out eating great food, try natural ethical products, learn about plant based health benefits or enjoy a talk among a super friendly gathering…        
Cork City Hall, Anglesea St, Ballintemple, Cork
13th May            
€9.11
                                                                               
Feile Cheoil Lixnaw         
The annual Feile Cheoil will incorporate step dancing, music, singing & Comhra Gaeilge competitions as well as a celebrity concert. All events will be held in the Ceolann Cultural Centre, Lixnaw.
Ceolann Lixnaw, Lixnaw
13-14th May      
Free      
 
Piano Day!         
There will be a masterclass in the morning, with a short concert after lunch, followed by an informative Piano Teachers' forum in conjunction with EPTA (European Piano Teachers' Association). Limerick School of Music, Mulgrave Street, Limerick, Ireland              
13th May            
Admission €10 for the full day
 
Gruffalo Trail     
Colin Glen Forest Park is now the proud home of these very famous characters.  With each character magically recreated by sculptor Andrew McIntyre and set against the backdrop of a stunning forest park this is one of the best family attractions in Belfast. From entering through the Gruffalo Archway, through the forest park to a beautiful Gruffalo themed seating area next to the cascading Colin river, your children will be completely amazed at meeting their favourite Gruffalo characters, whilst getting out in the fresh air.            
Colin Glen Forest Park, 163 Stewartstown Road , Belfast               
31 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2018           
Free      
 
Summer Sunday Music 
Steeped in inspiration from the greats of the pre-electric blues – Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White, Willie Brown, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Son House. Their live set is an electrifying reimagining of the Mississippi Delta circa 1930 with the lyricism of Lonesome Chris’ real-world blues and a musical language exquisitely refined from all of rock history in between.           
Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim 
14th May            
Free      
 
Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Fair     
Large variety of items available from model vehicles to militaria, jewellery to china and crystal, antique oil lamps, clocks and furniture, Silver and Gold. Great day out!            
College Hill, Armagh                       
Adults are £1, children are Free)
                               
Remote Photo Festival
Remote Photo is a festival dedicated to photographers creating work in a remote or rural context.  Based in Donegal, on the North western periphery of Ireland, the festival is an invitation to the photographic community to come together in a unique location, away from the usual distractions of large urban areas, but with its own bedrock of resilient artistic endeavour.       
Various locations in Donegal      
12-13th May      
Free      
 
Pipe Band Championship             
This year sees a huge entry of 39 bands, 47 Drum Majors and 55 Highland Dancers taking part in this impressive music and dancing spectacle. There will be delicious food and merchandise available throughout the day so come along to Castle Park and don’t miss this superb event.           
Castle Park, Castle Park Avenue, Bangor, Down
13th May            
Free      
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