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Cheap and Free Things To Do This Weekend 2nd-3rd September

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Dublin
 
Disney Store Star Wars Event – The Ways of the Force
Join us in store for our Star Wars takeover weekend to celebrate the launch of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi product. Take part in ‘The Ways of the Force’ event, learn the skills of a Jedi including using the Force and perfecting your Lightsaber skills.
Saturday 2nd September between 10am – 12pm
Events will run approx. every 20 minutes
Admission: Free
 
Almost Famous Karaoke Party
Join us on Saturday 2nd September for a seriously fun night which will include a screening of Almost Famous, themed cocktails, and a big screen karaoke party. Attendees who wish to sing can pick their songs before the film and karaoke will kick off after the screening (The film is 70's set but you can pick any song you wish) Tickets: https://lighthousecinema.ie//showing/showing-1534 Set in 1973, Almost Famous chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater - fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe, William embarks on an eye-opening journey on the band's chaotic tour.
2nd September
Tickets: €12

Eid Intercultural Festival
Muslim Sisters of Éire in parternership with Human Appeal Ireland and supported by Happy Musim Family - bring to you Eid Intercultural Festival. With fun filled activities for all ages and cultures, this is an event you can not miss. From clown show and face painting to auction and Tarbooka, not to mention various stalls, we strive to bring you the best! We invite you to join us in this unique event and enjoy the many wonderful activities and programs we have for you. Although this event will be hosted in honour of an Islamic holiday, we also aim to create a public platform of entertainment and fun for everyone. Activities to look forward to: *Clown Show *Face painting *Arabic Darbuka *Auction *Goodie Bags *Stalls *Food *Tea/Coffee *Drinks/refreshments Spread the word and share with us in this joyous holiday!!
Children €7.50
Adults €15
 
The Big BBQ Rooftop Party @ Jacobs Inn
It's back!!
The Big BBQ Rooftop Party @ Jacobs Inn
Kick back to the views of the city, meet some travellers from all over the world, share stories and have a drink. 
Burger meal is €5 and includes a complimentary beer!
We will be throwing these for all our guests every Friday and Saturday night while the weather is still good!
Sign up at reception downstairs in advance!
Subject to availability! Beer for 18+ only.
Softdrink alternative available
1st September
Free admission
 
Wicklow

The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival
The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival celebrates all things tomato, particularly its diversity and flavour.
Totally Terrific Tomato Festival at Killruddery House and Gardens. 4th Sept, 2016
Admission: Free
 
Djouce Night Hike
You all know this brilliant hike and a night hike up Djouce from the Crone Car Park is even better....  Aim to start hiking for 7pm with a four hour aim on the hike itself. Make sure you come prepared and as always all the weather and travel updates during the week.
Admission: Free
 
Wexford
 
Tomhaggard Fun Run & Walk
This is a great morning of healthy fun for all the family which in turn helps raise money for our local scoial centre which is used by many with in our community and in the surrounding areas. Join us for a fun healthy family morning for Tomhaggard fun run and walk, Sunday 3rd September at 11amTomhaggard Social Centre 5k run, jog, walk or crawl! All welcome great prizes and lots of fun and food to be had
Admission: Free
 
Kilkenny

Family Fun Day for Baby Chloe Fundraiser
Family Fun Day on Saturday 2nd September from 3pm to 6pm at Lisdowney GAA Club in Kilkenny to support our Baby Chloe Fundraising efforts.
Face Painting, Charity Hurling Match, Bar-B-Q, Bake Sale, Pony rides, Fairy Door Making, Sports, Horse & Trap, Long Puck and loads more.
A great day for the whole family!
Tickets on entry.
Admission: Family, €10, Adult €5
 
Meath

Royal Meath Dog Show
This year the show will be opened by Julie Holmes from Tag n'Rye Dog Services, with an obedience demonstration. 
Entries will be taken on the day from 12.30pm and the dog show will begin at 1.30pm sharp. 
Bring along your canine companions for a fun day!
Royal Meath Show takes place on Sunday 3rd of Sept 2017. 
Entries for this years dog show taken on the day from 12.30pm
Admission: Free
 
Galway

HandMade In Galway- Indoor Market.
11 stalls full of only handmade goodies from your local artists, crafters and designers
Admission: Free
 
Cork

Cork Multicultural Day

Cork Events is delighted to confirm this years Multicultural Day for Saturday 2nd September at Cork City Halls Millennium Hall.
We are calling on the diverse Cork Cultural Community to join with us in celebration of the cultural diversity of our adopted home and share your traditions and culture with other communities in a friendly relaxed celebratory atmosphere.
Proceedings begin at 2PM with some of the various cultural groups giving a display / performance of their cultural tradition. 
After these displays we serve some traditional cuisine and there will also be complimentary drinks served with the food all included in your ticket price. DJ's on the night will be DJ Redwood (Dublin) & DJ Shane (Cork) 
There will be Prizes for Best National Costume & for Best Cultural Demonstration
Sat 2 September 2017
14:00 – 23:30 
Admission: Varies (Family: 2 adults & 3 kids, €30)

Kildare

Cottage Market Newbridge
Our fourth great local food and craft market
Free admission
 
Laoise

Photography Club Open Day
Join us in Portarlington Community Centre on Saturday, September 2nd between 11am and 3:30pm where Portarlington Photography Club will be doing lots of fun photo shoots and family portraits.
As part of our Open Day we will be offering a limited number of FREE family portraits. Due to time constraints, only a limited number of slots will be available so booking is essential.
2nd September
Free admission
 
Antrim 

Antrim Action Cancer ride out 2017
Hiya folks welcome to the 3rd ride out in aid of action cancer, all bikers from all stages are welcome to join us for a fantastic ride around the antrim coast. reg fee is £7.50 per bike. light refreshment are also provide upon return. looking forward to seeing you all again.
3rd september
£7.50
 
Belfast 

Belfast flea market
Belfast flea market
is a magic little market that happens once a month.. The first Sunday of every month.Come along for all things second hand, vintage,retro,antique,bric a brack,preloved and bargains galor!! Great food,drink and music too!!. A great day out for all the family!
3rd September
Free admission
 
Street Food BBQ Party
Join us for our first Street Food BBQ Party when we'll be stokng the hot coals for a day of delicious eats.. Expect Gourmet Chargrilled Burgers, Duckdogs, Halloumi Burgers and more!! With Live DJ's and BYOB, this is an end of summer party not to miss out on!
2nd september
Free admission
 
Derry

Smart Mums Market
Indoor market selling a large range of quality used, nearly new as well as new baby and kids items ag Indoor market selling a large range of quality used, nearly new as well as new baby and kids items aged 0 -10 years. * BABIES – Car seats, Pushchairs, Cots, Moses baskets, Highchairs & many more.......... * KIDS TOYS (Ideal presents for the Festive Season) Bikes, Electric Cars, Dolls Houses & Doll & Prams, Kids Play Kitchens, Babies Activity Toys .............. Admission to event: Adults £2, Kids Free
 ed 0 -10 years. * BABIES - Carseats, Pushchairs, Cots, Moses baskets, Highchairs & many more.......... * KIDS TOYS (Ideal presents for the Festive Season) Bikes, Electric Cars, Dolls Houses & Doll & Prams, Kids Play Kitchens, Babies Activity Toys ..............
Admission to event: Adults £2, Kids Free
2nd September
 
Fermanagh

Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival
This Happy Days comes on the back of our successful Beckett Festival in Paris, and henceforth the two festivals will work in tandem together. 
There’s the return of old favourites such as the Schubertiade and Precious Little concerts, the morning boat rides out to islands on the lough for Beckett readings, and of Festival Associate Adrian Dunbar’s acclaimed productions Ohio Impromptu and Catastrophe. We’re delighted that Enniskillen Royal Grammar School (formerly Portora Royal School) is hosting talks and we welcome a new performancen piece by director Alan Gilsenan based on some of Beckett’s poems, and a site-specific reading of From An Abandoned Work by director and Festival Associate Netia Jones. We close with a rare opportunity to watch Quad (performed by Pan Pan Theatre Company), the only work of Samuel Beckett’s to be inspired by dance. 
For a full programme of events see www.artsoverborders.com
Enniskillen
31 Aug - 03 Sep
 
Tyrone

Bluegrass Music Festival 2017
There’ll be strumming on the porches of the log cabins, dancing in the cobbled streets and jamming outside the General Store at the 26th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival.This famous Festival is jam packed with some of the biggest names in Bluegrass and Old-Time music. This year we are proud to present direct from the USA, Dale Ann Bradley as our headline act. From driving, energetic bluegrass to gentle acoustic ballads, Dale Ann Bradley and her multi-talented band deliver fresh, compelling songs in performances that have captured the hearts of audiences around the world. It's no wonder that this Kentucky Girl has won the International Bluegrass Music Associations' Female Vocalist of the Year Award 5 times since 2007.Joined by 14 other artists including Viper Central from Canada, Robirohi from Estonia, Flats & Sharps from England, Dirty Beggars from Scotland and Rackhouse Pilfer from Ireland, we invite you to stroll around the toe-tapping afternoon sessions before experiencing the electric atmosphere of a party in the park after dark.Adult £15.00Child (17 and under) £6.00Family Ticket £35.00 (A Family Ticket admits up to 5 persons with a MAXIMUM of 2 Adults or a MINIMUM of 1 Adult)Children 4 years and under are admitted free of charge.
September 1st- 3rd

Clare

Be a Sheep Farmer for a Day
Be a Sheep Farmer for a Day Farm Walk and story and a chance to Catch and weigh lambs. Farm walk and story, all about our premium quality assured Burren Lamb and what we do to make it happen.You will have a chance to catch lambs and record there weights, see our sheep dogs working. We will talk on why grass is so important to our business. Fun day out for everybody and enjoy our fabulous lamb burgers or lamb stew . Special offer on orders taken on day. booking is required. No dogs please. Talk about how we manage our lamb business. 11.00 am, €10 per person, Book:086 8128129; Email farmdirect@ymail.com Gleninagh Lamb, Gleninagh, Ballyvaughan Fanore Road Tel: 086 812 8129
€10 per person
3rd September

Monahan

Blues Festival
International Blues acts over three nights in the Marquee. Supported by three days and nights at the Market House for the acoustic artists followed by ten top blues bands on the Blues Trail in great bars of Monaghan.
a 4 day Blues Festival held in Monaghan Town,. Ireland in September since 1991. We programme 3 parts to the festival , The Late Night Marquee which host International Calibre Blues acts with Music from 10:30pm until 03:00am , 9 acts in total perform here tickets per night are €20 or €50 for the 3.The acoustic room is held in The market House which incorporates 5 Artists who perform on a rotation basis over the 3 Days tickets here are €12 friday and €15 Sat/Sun each and finally the Blues Trail which has 10 Blues bands working the trail over the 3 days.The Finalé is the Survivors nights which is hosted by some of the international artists lodging with us over the weekend
Tickets from €12- €20
1st - 4th September
 
Kerry

South Kerry Ploughing Championships & Harvest Show 2017
Ireland's #1 Piano-Bar Entertainer & Killarney's Liberace will be performing at the annual South Kerry Ploughing Championships and Harvest Show. Entertainment will commence at Flemings Farm, Fossa on
Sunday 3rd September.

 
Waterford

All Ireland Final on Baileys New Street - Hosted by DJ Andy Mac
Join us for the biggest All Ireland Final Party the city has ever seen on Sunday 3rd September! The entertainment begins from 2pm with Beat Fm's Andy Mac (DJ & MC) will get the atmosphere rocking in the run up to the BIGGEST hurling game Waterford has seen in many many years! We are going to win, so DJ Andy will be there straight after the game to help us all celebrate in style :) Live Band on the Churchyard Sessions Stage soon after to keep the party going! Resident DJ Shay Searson continues the celebrations inside The Reg from 10pm til Late!
Free admission
3rd September

Louth

Saturday Movie - Some Like It Hot - The Claremont Arms
The Blackrock Tourism and Development Group are delighted to announce the inaurgual “Blackrock Film Festival” taking place over 4 days from Thursday 31st August to Sunday 2nd Sept 2017 in the village. The festival which is an expansion of the hugely popular “Cinema On The Sand” event which has run on Blackrock Beach for the past few years and has drawn hundreds of spectators. The plan this year is to continue to show a Cinema On The Sand on Friday 1st Sept 2017 but also to show three other movies in venues around the village over the weekend.Details of these venues and films will be released at a later date but its sure to enjoyable weekend for all the family.
The events will all be FREE and the Cinema On The Sand in cooperation with an Garda Siochana will be family friendly and alcohol free.
The Film Festival is supported by Louth County Council and Centra.
Further sponsorship oppertunies for onscreen ads the “Cinema On The Sand” will be available soon.For further information email info@visitblackrock.ie or contact Conor Hughes
31st- 2nd September
Free

Offlay

Classic Car Meet
Classic Car Meet Saturday 2nd September at The Plough. From midday onwards.Cars, bikes, BBQ food, beer, live music and more!
and make a day of it. In aid of the RNLI and Keech Hospice Care
2nd September
 
Down

Walks the coastal fringe around Murlough Nature Reserve 2017

Join Jo Whatmough as she walks the coastal fringe around Murlough Nature Reserve2017 is a very important year for Murlough National Nature Reserve, as it will be 50 years since its establishment as a Nature Reserve by the National Trust, on July 1st 1967 and the very first nature reserve to be designated in the whole of Ireland.
This series of guided walks is intended to celebrate what is so special about Murlough. As the Murlough dunes are now enjoyed by many people using the large network of footpaths through the reserve it is hoped that these events will encourage walkers to look in more details at the many features of interest, plants and animals which may be seen through the seasons.
Free
 
Mayo

Murrisk Pattern and Oyster Festival 2017
A weekend festival in the historic and picturesque village of Murrisk. Join us for a weekend of events such as Oyster foraging, live bands, kids entertainment including a petting zoo and games.Murrisk Pattern and Oyster Festival will take place from Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd September in Murrisk on the shore of the beautiful Clew Bay.The whole village is involved in the event which includes the Oyster Opening competitions, the Murrisk oyster bed walk and foraging tour and the guided Murrisk Loop Walk.Music will be performed over the weekend in locals pubs.
1st -3rd Septeber
Various

Donegal

Family Fun Day
To celebrate our recent revamp and your continued loyalty, we will be throwing a little party on Saturday September 2nd between 2pm and 4pm. Expect face-painting for the kids, some local supplier tastings, prizes, loads of laughs and maybe a couple of other surprises..
2nd September
Free 

Letrim

The Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day 
Now entering it's 23rd year, the Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day continues to grow from strength to strength. Visitors to the festival will enjoy a wide range of old Irish farm arts and crafts demonstrations and re-enactments, as well as a large high quality vintage display.
Organized by the Bornacoola Development Association the Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day is affiliated to the Irish Vintage Society and is firmly established amongst community and vintage organization’s nationwide.
With FREE car parking right beside the all-weather main venue, visitors can be assured of hassle free parking, fast entry and a pleasurable experience of Irish vintage culture.
For information on admission, accomodation listings, directions and more, please visit our FAQ's section.
3rd September
Free- Various
 
Sligo

Roisin Kilgannon Live
Live Acoustic Session in the Bar with Roisin
2nd September
Free
 
West meath

Mulingar Town Band
Roll up Roll up.
Mulingar Town Band along with The Downes GAA, for their first time, are hosting the All Ireland Marching Bands Final Competition featuring just the top three remaining drum corps/marching bands in the Irish league of Drum Corp Europe!! That's right folks, while the competition is small, the victory is huge! The winning band will be crowned the All Ireland Wiinners on the day and will hold the winning title of Irelands topmarching band for the year 2017/2018! Only three of Irelands top bands remain in this tight competition; Vikings Drum Corp hailing from Tallaght Co.Dublin, Inbheaer Mor Performance Ensemble from Arklow and Mullingars very own Mullingar Town Band. You might witness a day for the history books at this event folks as MTB have never (in it's 140 years!) won an All Ireland Final! You never know!! So, show MTB you're support and get to The Downes on Saturday 2nd September. Competition starts SHARP at 2pm and will be over before you know it! So please get there by 1.45pm. :)
2nd September
Free

Carlow

Last dance of Summer
Join us on one of the best dancefloors in Ireland at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow, for an afternoon of Modern Jive Dancing as we say goodbye to summer. Philip Jay will once again be spinning your favoutire Modern Jive Dance Tunes
3rd September
Free
 
Roscommon

The 40th Annual Elphin Agricultural Show
Showing classes for Cattle, Sheep, Cookery, Farm & Garden Produce, Horses, Ponies, Pets and Poultry, Handcrafts and Photography with Trade Stands, Novelty Events and much more.
2nd September
Free- various
 
Armagh

Autumn Book Fair - The Argory
Calling all bookworms. Browse through the hundreds of second hand books in our Courtyard and stock up on your winter reads. There's sure to be something for everyone.
2nd September
Free admission

Tippary

Start Together
South Tipperary Arts Centre will host a 
fair in the Arts Centre on Nelson St. (across from the Courthouse)
2nd September 2pm -5pm
Free
 
Cavan

Killykeen Forest Park
Killykeen Forest Park is located in a very scenic area of Co Cavan. It lies on the shores of Lough Oughter which is part of the River Erne system. The forest park consists of approx 240 hectares. The predominant species are Norway and Sitka Spruce with a considerable amount of mixed woodland including Ash, Oak and Beech. Lough Oughter is renowned for course fishing with the main species of fish being pike, bream and perch.
Open all year
Free
 
Longford

U-19s | Longford Town vs. Dundalk FC
DundalkFC19's travel to City Calling Stadium to take on Longford Town Football Club,in the SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division. Come along and cheer on the young Lilywhites.
1st September
Free 

Limerick

The Cottage Market Kilmallock

Hello, my name is Mary Mc Donnell and I'm chairperson of The Cottage Market Kilmallock, a monthly community food and craft market in Kilmallbock, Co. Limerick, promoting homegrown, handmade and handcrafted items. I'm just wondering if you might be able to share our upcoming event. We have a Facebook page - The Cottage Market Kilmallock. We would love to be added to your map of cheap and free things to do. Our next market is this Saturday, and the one after that is 2nd September. All are welcome and entry is free.
 2nd September
Free admission  
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