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Cheap and free things to do in Ireland this weekend 16-17th September 2017

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Dublin
All Ireland Final Party

Taking a limited amount of bookings for tables now. There is nowhere better for All Ireland Final Day. 16 Screens, 2 large, upstairs open, full bar menu and that's all before the party even starts, book now ciara@mcgowans.ie
Free admission
17th September
 
 
Terenure Family Fun Day
The Annual Terenure Family Fun Day takes place on Saturday 16th September 2017 from 1pm-4pm.
The event itself takes place on the roadside pitch next to the market and consists of 6 bouncy castles (including Ireland's biggest Zip Line experience), 4 face painters and live music all day long, a bumper market consisting of 40 stalls shocasing Hot Food, Artisan Produce and Craft with compliment the event.
Please walk, cycle or ride where possible, free parking is available @ Our Lady's Senior School on the Rathfarnham Road.
Free admission
16th September 17
 
Flash Mob on Grafton Street
Join IRELAND' S LARGEST FLASH-MOB ON GRAFTON STREET! We will do Queen's "We will rock you" together with Dublin Rock Line choir! You don´t have to read music or have any previous singing experience to take part in this event and you can use your mobile for the lyrics. Director of the event is Hez from LA, California. She is an experienced cinematographer and will give you all information you need on the day. Don' t miss this fantastic chance to be famous on YouTube, have a good laugh and brag in front of all your friends! So book Sunday, Sep 17, 13.00 already now! When: Sun, Sep 17 Time: 1 - 2 PM Location: Grafton street Length: 60 minutes Cost: FREE!! Skill Level: Beginner to advanced What to bring: Your love for singing What to wear: Casual Rocky Welcome! Michael.
17th September 17

Bollywood workshop for KIDS
We will be Holding TWO free bollywood dance workshop for children in Smithfield Square as part of the BlueFire Street Fest '17.
Saturday 16th
Admission: Free 

 
Wicklow
Outdoor Movie Screening
*** FREE FAMILY EVENT ***
Wicklows First Outdoor Movie Screening is coming to the Abbey Grounds on September 16th at 8pm 
All Tickets are completely FREE and can be collected from the 
Sherry Fitzgerald Office,
1 Bridge Street Arcade,
Corner Church Street 
ON SEPTEMBER 9TH between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. 
 
Wexford
 
Beach Cleanup
As part of the national Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean weekend we're planning another cleanup at Kilpatrick. Please join us for an hour or two and help keep this beautiful place clean. We'll have bags and gloves. Let's do it!
17th September 17
Free
 
Fairy Hunt
The Fairies know that the school holidays are nearly over and they are going to miss you all dearly! So they don’t get too lonely we are holding a Fairy Hunt on Sunday the 17th of September!
Join us here at Wells House & Gardens at 1pm and explore our magical woodland as we find our resident fairies that live amongst the trees and collect enchanting clues to create your very own fairy crown along the way. Whether you’re a boy or a girl this crown can be made to suit you!
There is no extra charge for this event – €8 entry per car to the grounds applies.
17th September 17
€8
 
 
Limerick
Psychic & Holistic Fair
Free Entry to the Psychic & Holistic Fair at the South Court Hotel, Raheen, Limerick City on the 17th September - 11 am to 7 pm. Over 30 stands showcasing,
Some of Ireland's top Mediums, Psychics, Tarot and Angel card readers giving One-to-One private & personal readings on the day.
A wide range treatments, advice and information available on the day provided by a selection of national and local holistic therapists.
Natural skincare & cosmetics product lines, herbal remedies, oils and essences.
A selection of quality retailers selling a fantastic array of holistic health products, specialist books, beautiful crystals, gorgeous hand crafted jewellery, angelic gifts and much more.
Holistic heath & Spiritual information stands.
Also be in with a chance to win a 50 Euro Voucher on the day to spend at any of the stands - see our page for detail
Free admission
17th September
 
Derry
'Enough Stuff Festival'
Zero Waste North West invites you to the first ever; 'Enough Stuff Festival', at the Playtrail, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September starting from 11am each day. This beautiful setting will be buzzing with activities for all the family, supporting your relationship with the environment, and a more sustainable lifestyle. Entrance is free. Anyone with an interest in environmental justice or reducing the amount of stuff bought and wasted is welcome. Take part in the 'Bring and Share' lunch 12.30-1.30pm each day, by bringing food to share with others, or bring your own lunch to have in the picnic area. This will be a valuable time to meet with others who are passionate about creating a better world! Activities include music, children's song, art, storytelling, meditation, Aquaponics, organic gardening and composting; repair Cafe, Film, debate and discussion and special guest Casey Neill from the Earth to Trump campaign. 
Join us for a brighter future!
Free admission
1th September
  
Galway
Vegan Pot Luck
Bring your favourite vegan dish, dessert or snack to share! Food can be homemade or shop-bought as long as it's VEGAN (no meat, eggs, dairy, honey etc).
If you don't bring food we won't let you in - sharing is caring :) You don't need to bring a massive amount of food - if everyone brings something there is plenty to go around.
We have had an amazing variety of food at previous potlucks - everything from tri-coloured quinoa salad to tofu quiche, from pizza to pretzels, and from dumplings to donuts!
Please double check the packaging of any shop-bought food you bring to make sure it contains no animal products!
Entry fee: €3. This is to cover the cost of renting the venue and potluck supplies such as paper plates, napkins etc. Any money left over after our costs are covered is being saved to go towards a special Christmas edition potluck party on Saturday 16th December. Save the date...we'll be pulling out all the stops!
Free tea, coffee and dairy-free milk provided.
There is a microwave to heat up food if needed.
No entry fee for under 16s.
Hope to see you there! Wear stretchy pants ;)
€3 admission fee under 16’s go free
17th September
 
Cork

Rebel Pedal Family Fun Cycle & Picnic
Cork's largest and most iconic family fun cycle bringing people together to cycle in a safe environment through the streets of the city. Followed by music and activities at Fitzgerald's Park. Registration from 11am. Bring a picnic!
Free admission
17th september

Record Fair
This is a FREE event. Come down to the Metropole Hotel in Cork to see what vinyl delicacies are on offer! You might find that record you've been searching high and low for or a great record you never knew about for a bargain! More info here - http://www.irishrecordfairs.com/events%202.htm Do you like Awesome Events? Yes. Follow us: facebook.com/AwesomeEventsIreland No. Do nothing
Free admission
16th September  

Kilkenny
New Puppy Parent Class Kilkenny
Are You Becoming a Puppy Parent? Designed for those who have recently, or are about to, become Puppy Parents, this one hour class will cover everything you need to know about bringing a new puppy into your family. Topics covered include: - House Training - Grooming - Obedience Training - Diet & Nutrition - Legal Requirements - Play & Exercise - Vaccinations, Flea, Tick & Worming FREE Admission. Register in advance. Doggy Bag & Exclusive discounts for all new puppy families.
Free admission
16th September
 
 
Laoise

Transmitter Fundraiser For Emo GAA Club
€ 10.00 / Age 18 And Up
Event Organised by Amie O' Reilly, Maebh Owens, Fiona Joyce, Chloe Scully, Rachel Mathews and Ciana Deacy
Additional Info:
Saturday the 16th of Sept - A date for the diary! Come along and join Transmitter for a night of good tunes, great sing alongs and even better craic! This one is a special event as it's a fundraiser for Emo GAA. They're hosting a lip sync battle on the October Bank Hoiliday Weekend but before that they're looking to raise as much money as possible as the club is embarking on a new complex development programme which will benefit their whole community, from life time to members to future stars. Tickets are €10 and are available on Ticketmaster and also at the door on the night . Once again a brillant night is guaranteed and Emo GAA greatly appreciates all the support. Hope to see you all there!
€10 admssion
16th September

 
 
Belfast

Crumlin Road Boot Sale

One Of Irelands LArgest Suppliers And Stock Of Local Artist CD And DVD Media
17th September 17
Free admission
 

Big Breakfast Super Sunday Session!

Now firmly established as one of the best arts and community experiences on Belfast’s cultural calendar, The Big Breakfast Super Sunday Sessions provide the opportunity for everyone to enjoy a high quality FREE arts and music event in the stunning surroundings of The Duncairn. If you enjoy listening to
live music, classic albums, trying your hand at a variety of arts and craft classes or simply meeting family and friends in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, then this is the perfect way to spend your Sunday morning / afternoon. 
These special Sunday events are family friendly and include art workshops for the kids. You can simply come along and chill out reading the papers (provided by us) or grab a coffee or a bite to eat from Café Krem. The Super Sunday Sessions features the work of and performances from the very best of international, local and emerging talent. So if you haven’t been yet, please come along, you’ll be very welcome. And if you have attended before, we look forward to seeing you all again very soon! 
Free admission
17th September 17
 

Student Water Fight

Join the event & invite your friends for details
Summer 2017 plays host to the biggest, most exhilarating water fight event ever to hit Belfast! 
This event is free admission! 
You just show up and be ready for the biggest water fight of your life!
Free admission
17th September 17
  
Fermanagh

BBQ in aid of RNLI

The BFCC at Erne Marine are holding a BBQ at The Moorings in aid of the RNLI
16th September 17
Free Admission ( donations encouraged)
 
Tyrone
Autofest 2017
Tyrones Largest Car, Truck, Bike + Motorsport Show 300+ Vehicles on Show with Non Stop Live Action All Day Food Stalls - Live DJ's - Bouncy Castles - Trade Stands A Fantastic Day out for All The Family! Prizes for each Category - BEST WHEELS BEST PAINT BEST ENGINE BAY BEST MODIFIED CAR BEST AMERICAN BEST VINTAGE BEST CLASSIC BEST RALLY CAR BEST DRIFT CAR BEST LORRY BEST FLEET BEST VAN BEST BIKE BEST TRIKE BEST LADY OWNED | 2nd | 3rd BEST CLUB STAND | 2nd | 3rd SHOWMAN OF THE DAY TOP 5 SHOW CARS OVERALL CAR OF THE SHOW Entry by email - autofest@hotmail.com - Separate Club stand entry available - Trade stands are very welcome (email below) - Single car entry is available on the Day also - Show entrants to be parked by 12 (Gates Open 10am) Please note if your Vehicle is dirty or standard we cannot let you enter as this is a Show N Shine event. Anymore info or entry details needed please contact: autofest@hotmail.com or 07874 745106 or PM me.
Admission - £10 - Under 12's £5 - Under 5's FREE All proceeds go towards - Autism NI Sponsored by - TMG Alloy Wheels
17th September
 
Clare

Clare Garden Festival Autumn Fair

AUTUMN FAIR: Sunday September 17th 2017 at Ennis Showgrounds
17th September
€6 admission
 
 
 
 
Monaghan
McKenna’s Sunday Trad Session
Every Sunday from 7.30 - 9.30pm musicians are welcome to join.
Contact details :
Free Admission
17th September
 
Kerry

Killarney Record Fair

The Killarney Record Fair returns for our Autumn outing. Thousands of Records & CDs for sale. Bring your own to sell or exchange. We'll be playing top tunes all day too!!
Free admission
17th September
 
 
Westmeath
Vintage Wedding fair

On Sunday 17th September, the Shamrock Lodge Hotel will be hosting a Vintage Wedding Fair from 12pm – 5pm. An array of Ireland’s most beautiful unique wedding vendors, products and services presented on the day. Dozens of stalls offering everything from bridal wear, cakes, flowers and favours to cars and musicians.
Relax and plan at their Vintage Tea Party and the gentlemen can take time out at our Man-Creche! Tickets €5 (children FOC) include tea/coffee and biscuits at The Very Vintage Tea Party and goodies for the bride while stocks last.
Tickets available here or on the door on the day.
Tickets €5
17th September
 
Louth
Ravensdale Country Market (Every Sat 10:30 to 12:30))
Every Saturday 2015
Location:Ravensdale
Ravensdale,
Co. Louth
Ravensdale Country Market is open every Saturday from 10:30am - 12:30pm in Ravensdale Community Centre. A morning not to be missed...Enjoy browsing the craft, fruit, flowers, food and more...followed by a cup of tea and some fresh home-cooked baking. Everyone welcome!
 
 
Down

Kilbroney Festival

Vikings are coming to Kilbroney. There will be activities and displays for all the family including things like: textiles stand, axe throwing, tapestry and story telling, weapons display.
16th September 17
Free- Various
 
 
Donegal

Lipsync Battle presented by Carndonagh FC youth committee
A great nights craic and entertainment. Come and see who will be appearing on the night!!! Strictly 16+ Tickets available Friday 25 August Tickets €10 door prize on the night pm Carndonagh FC page if you need a ticket.
€10
16th September

 
Carlow
Rosdillig Vintage Rally and Steam Threshings
Rosdillig Vintage Rally and Steam Threshings displays working machinery including steam engines and vintage tractors. Host of the All- Ireland Vintage Society Rally.
17th September 17
€8 admission children go free.

Clonmel Band Aid 2017

Living History and Battle Site Walk at Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
 Living History: 11am – 4pm & Battlesite Walk: 2-3pm
Living History: Be transported back to the time of the Battle of the Boyne and learn all about the Baroque horses and the training of a Cavalry Trooper. Witness for yourself the skills of a well trained Musketeer and hear about the regiments who fought at the Battle on the 1st July 1690.
Battle site Walk: Why not join our short walk from the Visitor Centre to Oldbridge village and see the stragegic sites important to the events on the day of the Battle. Our soldier guide will bring history to life!
Cost: Free
17th September
 
 
Longford

Roald Dahl Day

Come along on Saturday 16th September at 3pm to celebrate Roald Dahl's 101st birthday. Listen to extracts from some of the famous books, play some games from 100 years ago and if you really want to get into the spirit of the day come dressed as your favourite Dahl character and be in with a chance of winning a Golden Ticket to one of our family events. We'll look at where Dahl got some of his ideas, how writers come up with characters, what makes a memorable character before making our own characters. All ages welcome, €5 per person (tea/coffee included for adults)
16th September 17
€5 admission Fee
 
Armagh

Colour And Life – Lorcan Vallely Exhibition

This is Vallely’s first solo exhibition in Armagh since his last show in the Market Place at the end of 2005 and features new and recent works. The show includes a selection of his instantly recognisable figurative pieces in charcoal and oil, but also a new series of paintings entitled ‘Colour and Life’, which focus specifically on oil painting ‘from life’.
Open until October
Free
 
Leitrim
Go Visit the Glencar Waterfall
Glencar Waterfall is situated near Glencar Lake, 11 kilometres west of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim. It is particularly impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. There are more waterfalls visible from the road, although none is quite as romantic as this one which is mentioned by WB Yeats in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’. 
The facilities on site include Car Park, Picnic Area, Public Toilets, Playground and Tearoom.
Open all year
Free
 
Sligo
Craft Market
Nestled beneath the iconic Benbulben, Rathcormac's covered Food & Craft Market hosts some of the area's finest craft and artisan food producers, in  lively and colourful atmosphere. A must for any visit to the North West.Every Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm.     Ample Free Parking.
16th September 17
Free Admission
 
Kildare

Kwwspca 15th Annual Wag and Bone Dog Show

The KWWSPCA's Annual Dog Show held in the parade ring of Punchestown Racecourse. Every type of dog welcome, especially rescue dogs
Admission: Free
Waterford

Growing and Foraging for Herbs at Dromana House

An afternoon workshop on growing and foraging your own herbs and wild flowers, and using herbs at home for maintaining good health and treating a variety of common complaints. The workshop will take place at Dromana House and Gardens, on the banks of the beautiful Blackwater River in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

This event has taken place on an annual basis for the last few years, and has proven to be extremely popular. This year we have moved the date to September, in order to focus on the plants that are growing at this time of year, so there will be plenty of new information for anyone who has attended in the past. 

The afternoon will begin at 2pm with a talk about the benefits of using home-grown and wild-crafted medicines, and we will then go foraging in the beautiful gardens and woodland around Dromana House. After the walk, I will demonstrate how to make some simple home remedies, such as herb teas, syrups, and ointments. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea and some light refreshments, and I will be happy to answer any questions that people have about making and using herbal medicines at home. 


Admission: €15 for adults, children under 12 are free. Tea and light refreshments are included.
 
Offaly
Family Fun Walk in aid of Meals on Wheels Portarlington
Sunday 17 September
12.00 - 14.00
The event will start & finish at Emo Community GAA Centre. 
Registration from 12pm, starting at 12.30pm.
Admission: Free
 
Mayo
Zipwire at Adventure West
Adventure West activities include Snorkelling, Hillwalking, Coasteering, Rock Climbing and Abseiling, Zorbing and Zipwire!
Some age and height restrictions are in place, it's worth planning thoroughly to be sure what your group can do.
Please note that the address given is a guide as to the area in which activities take place, specific locations will be given at time of booking, please plan your journey thoroughly and independently.
Westport House, Old Head, Westport, County Mayo, IE
Admission: Zipwire from €12 for Adults & €9 for Children (both get a second ride FREE!) 
 
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Dramatic, picturesque & beautiful scenery. Drive carefully though along the wild Atlantic way & watch out for the sheep. Stop off at Doon beach & put your toes in the refreshing Atlantic ocean. Take a break in any village along the way - there are plenty of cafes & pubs!
Admission: Free
 
Cavan
Picnic in the 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.
 
Admission: Free
 
 
Carlow
Pick your own apples
 
Invite you to come "pick your own" apples. Pay max. €5 for a large bucket, follow the PYO trail through the orchard. Let your children experience the adventurous spirit, taste & smell, of picking ripe apples. 
Facebook & website for directions etc.
Kindest regards, Alan & Susan Gilbert
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