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1. Dublin
 
A) Wood Quay Summer Sessions
When: 4th -25th July
https://dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/wood-quay-sessions/
The Wood Quay Summer Sessions is returning for its fourth year at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre in Dublin, this July. Music fans can experience some fabulous live music from established acts, to new upcoming artists. Founded by Dublin City Council, each week will focus on a different genre. In addition to the wonderful array of music on offer, there will also be food stalls on site where you can try many cuisines.
Admission: Free
 
B) Mega Wild Wild West
When: 7th July
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mega-wild-wild-west-family-fun-day-tickets-62571160024?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Come and experience a Country Western day packed full of old Wild West style with many Cowboys and Cowgirls. Pop that cowboy hat on and giddy up on  a real pony.  On the day there will be music, dancing and many outdoor games. Let’s hope that the weather is good as there is an American-style BBQ. If you’re in the mood for relaxing, sit down and watch a movie on the big screen.
Admission: Free
 
C) National Botanical Gardens
When: 6th July
http://botanicgardens.ie/event/guided-tour-meadows-and-hedgerows/?instance_id=282
The National Botanical Gardens is holding a guided tour on their extensive range of gardens they have on offer. From wild Irish orchids, you can discover many wonderful plants growing in the meadows. Keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife that you may spot. The tour itself will last for 1 hour and is the perfect way to spend a Saturday.
Admission: Free
 
 
2. Monaghan
 
Muckno Mania Festival
When: 5th-7th July
http://mucknomania.ie/main-page.html
With the festival theme this year as ‘circus’, the organisers have tried their utmost to capture the true essence of the theme. There will be talented street performers and artists who will use their imagination to provide a weekend of magic, music and festivities. Included over the course of the festival will be a street carnival on Friday at 7pm followed by a fire display and spectacular fireworks to finish the night off. On Saturday there will be raft building, sports day and two circus shows. This is guaranteed to be a wonderful weekend for the whole family to enjoy.
Admission: €2-€15
 
3. Mayo
 
Ballina Street Festival
When: 7th-14th July
https://www.ballina.ie/
Ballina Street Festival is back and kicking off in the North Mayo capital where family, friends and diaspora is welcomed for a week-long celebration of the town, including its heritage, culture and the beautiful River Moy. The festival will have both indoor and outdoor live music events, firework displays, art exhibitions, sports events and heritage walking tours.
Admission: €0-€20
 
4. Tipperary
 
Clonmel Junction Arts Festival 2019
When: 1st-7th July
http://www.junctionfestival.com/programme/events
The Clonmel Junction Festival has an array of events ranging from comedy, drama and music. In the first week of July, for one week only familiar places will be transformed. You could find yourself dancing in the streets and wandering down streets where you will find art where you least expect it. There will be many events and workshops on for the course of the week, which include lots of free events.
Admission: €0-€15
 
5. Donegal
 
Strawberry Festival
When: 6th July
https://www.govisitdonegal.com/festivals-and-events/strawberry-festival
Located in the beautiful Castle Grove Country House in Castlegrove, Letterkenny, the Strawberry Festival is back for their 3rd annual event. The perfect place to spend an afternoon, filled with all things strawberry, from face-painting on the lawn to cookery demonstrations, there really is something for everyone. Also on the day there will be live music on the front lawn, a barbeque and strawberry themed menus. It is set to be a great day and perfect for a family outing.
Admission: Free
 
6. Galway
 
Galway Garden Festival
When: 6th-7th July
https://www.galwaygardenfestival.com/
The Galway Garden Festival is back and is in its tenth year. It promises to be a very special weekend with an extensive range of plant stalls which includes plants, trees, seeds, and shrubs. Not only will there be garden plants on display but wonderful musicians as well St. Patrick’s Brass Band and the Silvermoon Jazz and Dixie Band. Over the weekend there will be a variety of food and drink stalls. All profits from this event go to the wonderful work of the Galway Simon Community.
Admission: €10 with children going free
 
7. Sligo
 
PARKFEST Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s BIG Family day out
When: 7th July
https://cairdefestival.com/event/parkfest/
PARKFEST in association with Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, is a large family day out featuring everything from music, art & crafts to delicious food.
The festival presents Fanzini Productions’ Ballet Poulet, Family Yoga with Louise Waters, Mindfulness with John Graham and many more for the whole family to enjoy.
Admission: €3 donation
 
8. Cork
 
Tracton Music and Arts Festival
When: 4th-7th July
https://www.theinkwelltheatre.org/
The Tracton Arts Festival is back and is running from Thursday to Sunday. The festival is opening at 7pm, with the great funky soul band, Musical Brotherhood kicking off the festivities. With everyone welcome there is set to be a hive of activity with artisan food and drinks. There will be a real party atmosphere, with fantastic entertainment organised for the four days.
Admission: €10
 
9. Clare
 
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2019
When: 6th- 7th July http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2019/tournamentid=2019058/news/newsid=372068.html
The second Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai will take place this weekend and be hosted by Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley. Stars attending the event include Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry and Danny Willett.
Music over the weekend will be provided by Chasing Abbey on Saturday and Hermitage Green on Sunday. People are advised to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment at the gate. 
Admission: Free for children, €10 upwards
 
10. Wicklow
 
Newgrange Falconry on the Lawns.
When: 6th July
https://killruddery.rezgo.com/details/153262/newgrange-falconry-on-the-lawns
An unforgettable family experience where you will be introduced to some of Nature’s most fascinating predators, including owls, hawks and falcons and participate in exhilarating static, handling and flying displays.
Admission:  €3 to €8.50, kids go for free.
 
11. Donegal
 
When: 6th July
https://www.govisitdonegal.com/festivals-and-events/strawberry-festival
The Castle Grove Country House will be hosting their 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival in association with the Donegal Food Coast. From face-painting on the lawn to cookery demonstrations, there is something for everyone. Throughout the day there will be live music on the front lawn, barbeque & strawberry themed menus, as well as a variety of baked goods, food and beverages on sale.
Admission: Free
 
12. Cavan
 
A Walk in the Shadow of Cuilcagh (Cathal Buί Festival)
When: 7th July
https://www.thisiscavan.ie/fun/article/geopark-events-in-june-2019
As part of the Cathal Buí Festival join local Geopark Guide Séamus O’hUltacháin on a guided tour highlighting the wonderful built and natural heritage of the tranquil lake at Garvagh, located on limestone bedrock.  Features along the walk will include Poll naOwen sinkhole, megalithic tombs, abandoned farmsteads, wildflowers and views of Cuilcagh Mountain. Overall the distance is 6km where attendees are advised to wear sturdy footwear and bring warm waterproof clothing.
Location at Gowlan Church, Blacklion, GPS: 54.25, -7.89
Admission: €5 for adults, children go free
 
 
13. Offaly
 
When: 6th - 7th July
https://slievebloom.ie/whats-on/eco-walking-festival-2019
The Eco Walking Festival is a scenic walk over a 2 day period walking across Cumber Hill in the Slieve Blooms. It’s a 10k grade A walk and takes approximately 4 hours. This is the perfect walk to do with the family on a summer's day so fingers-crossed the weather stays good for the day.
Admission: Free
 
14. Kerry
 
6th - 7th July
http://www.ballyheigue.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BALLYHEIGUEFESTIVALGUIDE2019.pdf
8 day event ending on the 7th of July full of fun and games for all the family taking place in Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry. Activities include everything from Bake offs to King of the DJs where prizes can reach up to €1000. Guaranteed fun for all, down in the Kingdom.
Admission: Varies on events and activities.
 
15. Wexford
 
Wexford Literary Festival
When: 4th-7th June
https://www.visitwexford.ie/directory/wexford-literary-festival/
The Wexford Literary Festival is back and is growing each year with more and more people heading down for a wonderful weekend. The festival hosts a number of children’s writing and arts and crafts workshops for all ages to get involved with. For the adults they can enjoy an extensive programme of readings, workshops, talks and fringe performances. These events will be dotted around Wexford.
Admission: Free
 
16. Belfast
 
Little Seedlings Club
When: 7th July
https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Lisburn/Dobbies-Garden-Centre/Little-Seedlings-Club---Wonderful-Weeds/13558286/
Based in Lisburn, the Little Seedlings Club is a workshop based event for children who love the garden and gardening. Children will learn about weeds, sowing a wildflower seed and looking after their garden. This practical life skill is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Also on the day there will be games and activities for the children to take part in.
Admission: Free
 
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