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  1. Dublin
  1. Dublin Kite Festival
http://www.dublinkitefestival.ie/
When: Sunday 9th of June
Dublin Kite Festival – Dublin City Council event providing a jam-packed day of exhilarating family fun in North Bull Island, Clontarf. Last year's Dublin Kite Festival attracted attendees from around the country, brandishing an array of kites ready to take to the skies and beautify the Dublin skyline with a jumble of colour. There was free entertainment all day long ensuring that attendees enjoyed a carefree Sunday afternoon reliving childhood memories of kite flying whilst having fun with friends and family. Whether attendees were brilliant kite fliers, or failing kite triers everyone got off the ground in the end as there were plenty of kiting experts ready to lend a hand. The day also boasted lively music, exciting games, kite making workshops and a kite flying competition!
Admission: Free
 
  1. Dodder Clean Up
https://www.dodderaction.org/
When: Saturday 8th
Those living in and around Dublin draw so much pleasure from hiking and running along this beautiful river. We have linked up with Dodder Action to clean the banks of this beautiful natural resource from its source at Bohernabreena to where it hits the sea in Dublin city. Rack up over 20km so it’s an ideal training hike too! This is a great way to meet up with fellow trekkers and meet some of our expedition leaders and doctors. There's mighty craic to be had throughout the day and nibbles provided for everyone in the Vintage Inn after the event.
This event is open to anyone so please bring friends and family along. You need to bring your hiking gear, a good pair of gardening gloves, water and a packed lunch. One person will win a Columbia Outdry Extreme Eco Jacket during the day. We'll be announcing how you can win this closer to the time, so keep an eye on this event page. We are organizing a bus in the morning to take people from the Vintage Inn to Bohernabreena Reservoir. This will save you the hassle of getting back to your car after the event. The bus will be leaving at 9.15 am SHARP. You need to book your ticket for the bus so we know who is coming on the day. If you are driving to Dublin for the day there is plenty of free on-street parking near the Vintage Inn. If you want to make your own travel arrangements we will meet you at the Bohernabreena Reservoir Car Park at 10am.
Admission: €5 for bus ticket
 
  1. Dublin Yoga and Vegan Festival
https://yogific.org/dublin/
When: Sunday 9th
Join Dublin's second annual Yoga and Vegan Festival in the heart of the city at Trinity College Dublin. You can participate in Yoga and meditation sessions, treat your taste buds to some delicious plant-based foods, try henna body art, enjoy relaxing massages, attend talks on subjects of health and wellbeing (including mental health) and do lots more. There will also be free Yoga classes for children to make this a perfect family day out. Please see below to know the format of the festival.
Admission: €3-€5
 
2. Clare
Burren in Bloom Festival
https://www.burreninbloom.com/
When: Friday 7th - Sunday 9th
Welcome to Burren in Bloom, our celebration of the wonderful wildlife of the Burren as it emerges into its full seasonal glory of orchids and gentians, bumblebees and butterflies. The festival will take place between June 7th – 9th when you’ll get a chance to immerse yourself in Ireland’s best biodiversity, hang out with some of our leading ecologists, explore the Burren’s hidden heartlands with local farmers and meet like-minded nature enthusiasts. This year’s Burren in Bloom will focus on the theme of ‘pollinators’ and we are delighted to be teaming up with our friends at the National Biodiversity Data Centre who coordinate the All Ireland Pollinator Plan. Burren in Bloom is supported by the Heritage Council and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Admission: Many free events. Paid tickets €5 - €10
 
3. Cork
Seafest
https://www.seafest.ie/en/
When: 7th - 9th of June
With over 100 free events to choose from, you are spoiled for choice. Kids of all ages can discover the seabeds with virtual reality excursions into the deep; or can ‘mussel’ up and explore the equipment displays of the Defence Forces. Get out on the water with a kayak, a sailboat, a currach or a dragon boat – the world really is your oyster! From docked vessel tours to currach seminars, delicious seafood demonstrations to intriguing marine workshops, you can dive right in at SeaFest 2019.The festival, which had taken place in Galway for the past three years, has been increasingly drawing public with 100,000 visitors in 2017 and 2018. SeaFest is Ireland’s national maritime festival. Come along and discover all about our ocean – from how we explore, to shipwrecks and creatures of the deep.
Admission: Free
 
 
4. Carlow
Carlow Arts Festival
When: 4th- 9th June
https://carlowartsfestival.com/about-the-festival/
Carlow Arts Festival marks a special time in the town’s annual calendar, providing an opportunity for everyone to experience something out of the ordinary, soak up the celebratory atmosphere and be part of the thrill of knowing that in the hands of exceptional artists anything is possible.
Admission: 80% free
 
4. Laois
The Loopline Collection at Heritage House - Patrick Kavanagh - No Man’s fool - Documentary
When: 8th June 2019
https://www.discoverireland.ie/whats-on/the-loopline-collection-at-heritage-house/519753
This award-winning documentary is a rich visual journey highlighting the contradiction between Kavanagh’s public
persona and his poetry. A unique and in depth look at one of our country’s most lauded literary heroes.
Admission: €5 to €15
 
7. Limerick
National Antiques Fair
When: 8th & 9th June @ 11AM - 6PM
https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/art-exhibitions/national-antiques-fair-0
Ireland’s biggest & longest running Antiques Art & Vintage Fair, now in its 28th year, takes place in the Great National South Court Hotel, Limerick on Saturday, 10th November and Sunday, 11th November. There will be over 100 Antique shops, Antique Dealers, Art Galleries & Vintage Dealers from all over Ireland attending over the weekend with over 1,000,000 items all priced for sale.
The biggest display of jewelry to be found in Ireland.
Admission: Adults - €5 / Children – Free
 
8. Antrim
Mount Druid Vintage Rally
When: 8th June 2019
https://discovernorthernireland.com/Mount-Druid-Vintage-Rally-Ballintoy-Ballycastle-P83889/
Set in the beautiful north coast with magnificent views of Whitepark Bay, Rathlin and beyond Mount Druid Vintage Rally has been a very enjoyable day out for locals and visitors alike for the past 16 years. A grand display of vintage vehicles is the main attraction but this is scaffolded with a range of other events. Children can enjoy the bouncy castle, petting farm and a specially set up “Children's Corner”. For the adults there are various stalls, car boots and local interest stands. A dog show is always well supported and there are ample refreshments; tea tent, burgers and ice cream. Music and dancers add to the atmosphere. A raffle always boasts some exciting prizes
Admission: £4 / Under 12s free
 
9. Waterford
Tide Line, Cheekpoint, Waterford
When: June 8th, 7:30pm
http://www.waterfordinyourpocket.com/events/tide-line-with-waterford-harbour-tides-and-tales-at-cheekpoint/
To celebrate the fifth year of the blog www.tidesandtales.ie you’re invited to an evening of stories and memories based on the past four years of blogs showcasing the maritime heritage of the three sister rivers and Waterford Harbour.
Admission: Free
 
10. Fermanagh
Exploring the Cliffs of Magho
When: 08 Jun 2019 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
https://www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com/event/exploring-the-cliffs-of-magho/
Guided walk along the Magho Cliffs pathway leading from the the Magho Viewpoint to the Shore Road.  The view from the top is arguably one of the best vistas on the island of Ireland and the cliffs are also home to some of the rarest flora and fauna within the Geopark.  Please wear sturdy footwear and warm waterproof clothing.
Admission: Free / Booking is essential
 
 
11. Derry
The Memory Detective
When: 9th June 2019
http://www.millenniumforum.co.uk
 The Millennium Forum’s resident theatre company for adults with disabilities, Stage Beyond, present The Memory Detective – In a retirement home somewhere in the city, Grace Campbell searches her memories of dance halls, shirt factories and childhood streets, looking for her lost love. But Grace needs help. She hires a memory detective. Expect a fun-filled play with songs, laughter and some smooching.
 
Admission: £10
 
12. Kildare
2nd Irish Military Seminar
When: 8th to 9th June
http://www.kildare.ie/ehistory/index.php/2nd-irish-military-seminar-8-9-june-2018/
2nd Annual Irish Military Seminar: Liz Gillis will speak on the theme of women in the struggle for Irish freedom and Neil Richardson will speak about the significance of Irish involvement in the First World War. Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare
Admission: €5
 
13. Westmeath
Riding Clubs Festival
When: 8th and 9th June 2019
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/riding-clubs-festival-camping-ticket-2019-tickets-59948161565
The Riding Clubs Festival is one of Irelands’ biggest amateur equestrian sporting events. It takes place at Mullingar Equestrian, Co. Westmeath on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019. Sponsored by The Irish Field, Horse Sport Ireland and TRI Equestrian. Over 80 dressage, show jumping, showing and working hunter classes take place over the two days. If you intend on camping onsite, you must pre-book a camping ticket!
Admission: Free
 
14. Donegal
 Donegal Airport Runway Run 2019
When: 8th June 2019
https://www.govisitdonegal.com/festivals-and-events/donegal-airport-runway-run-2019
Run/ Walk on the world’s most scenic runway. Donegal Airport has announced, in partnership with the Rosses Athletics Club, the 4th annual charity 5k on the runway at Donegal Airport on Saturday June 8th 2019. Runners and walkers will Take-Off at 11am and complete a 5km course with a difference. All are welcome to attend and support this year’s charity Pieta House. Registration – 9.30 – 10.30 Terminals
Admission: Adults - €10 / U16 - €5
 
 
 
15. Laois
Laois Garden Trail
When: 8th June 2019
http://laoisgardenfestival.com/
From top gardening speakers and leading plant specialists, to local food producers and entertainment zone, it’s all here. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear some of Ireland’s leading gardening experts – one day, one venue.
Admission: Adult - €10, Student - €5, Under 12s - Free
 
16. Louth
Co Louth Agricultural Show
When: 9th June 2019
https://boynevalleyflavours.ie/boynevalleyfoodseries/co-louth-agricultural-show/
For the third year running, County Louth Agricultural Show will have an Artisan Food and Craft Marquee, where all the best produce will be available to showcase the Boyne Valley region. This one day festival celebrates all that is local to our region and seeks to encourage and develop a better farm to fork culture, highlight best agricultural practice and adherence to quality production as well as the preservation of farming traditions handed down through generations which must not be forgotten. In the last few years. The Show has reached record numbers in terms of exhibitors, display animals, farm and home produce, practices and traditions. We invite you to join us at the picturesque agricultural landscape of Bellurgan Park for a family fun day with free bouncy castles, free magic show, fashion show, Irish dancing, picnic area and much, much more. Come & experience the best of country life.
Admission: Adult - €10, Child - Free
 
 
17. Armagh
Armagh County Agricultural Show 2019
When: June 8th June 2019
https://www.armaghshow.com/
Armagh County Agricultural Show is a large one-day Agricultural Show and Country Festival held each year in the beautiful surroundings of Gosford Forest Park on the main Armagh / Newry Road beside the village of Market hill in County Armagh. Make a date in you diary and come and enjoy all the fun with your family at the Armagh County Agricultural Show on Saturday 8th June  2019 in the beautiful surroundings of Gosford Forest Park …… a day not to be missed!
Admission: Adult - £9 / Under 16s - Free
 
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