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  1. Wellfest
https://wellfest.ie
WellFest, Europe's largest outdoor health and wellness festival returns to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Europe’s largest outdoor health and wellness festival returns to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin on 11-12 May 2019
WellFest connects you with the best fitness experts, exciting new forms of movement, global yoga sensations, psychology and mindfulness practitioners, talented foodies, qualified nutritionists, the latest wellness brands and so much more.
Admission: €49
 
  1. Red Bull Cliff Diving
https://www.redbull.com/ie-en/events/AP-1RZDSSCB92111
For the first time ever, the Irish stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will take place in Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2019 from 5pm on both days. The world's elite male and female divers will go head to head in Carlisle Pier in front of thousands of spectators. Don't miss out!
Admission: Free
  1. International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2019
https://www.visitdublin.com/see-do/details/international-dublin-gay-theatre-festival-2019
From May 6th-19th critically acclaimed productions from the UK, USA, Canada, Ecuador, South Africa and Australia, as well as home-grown talent take to Dublin's stages for this jam-packed two week-long event.
Admission: Ranges from €10 to €15 euro.
 
Clare
Burren Slow Food Festival
http://www.slowfoodclare.com
A celebration of the wild Atlantic and showcasing one of its edible treasures, seaweed, the Burren Slow Food Festival 2019 weekend sees some of the island’s best culinary talents working with Irish seaweed and sea vegetables in their dishes – chefs as diverse and exciting as the product with which they are working.
Admission: Free
 
Wexford
Shenot Farm and Market
https://www.shenotfarm.com
The Shenot Family operates a 100+ acre fruit and vegetable farm and retail market. Specializing in the highest quality produce, as well as locally raised meats, cheese, dry goods, and homemade fudge. Also offering educational tours, field trips, and hayrides to the pumpkin patch/corn maze.
Admission: Free
 
Louth
National Leprechaun Hunt
https://www.visitlouth.ie/whats-on/events/leprechaun-hunt.html
Back by popular demand the National Leprechaun Hunt will take place in Carlingford on May 12th 2019.  Registration begins at 12.00 pm on the Village Green.  Registered hunters will be required to have an authenticated license and hand stamp mark. Who will find the gold? €4,000 in prizes to be won!
Admission: €6
 
Laois
Lisduff Adventure Farm
http://www.lisdufffarm.ie/about-the-farm/
Lisduff Adventure Farm is a fun family venue with a wide range of activities for all ages to ensure they are kept entertained regardless of the weather with our indoor and outdoor facilities. Lisduff Farm has an indoor activity area which includes a two storey indoor play area, slides and air guns. Our outdoor area consists of a pet farm with emu, goats, sheep, pigs, donkeys, pony, ducks and many other animals. It also includes playgrounds, a mini farm, a duck pond, picnic areas and a train.
Admission: Free
 
Kilkenny
National Reptile Zoo
https://www.nationalreptilezoo.ie
National Reptile Zoo is Ireland’s only dedicated reptile zoo in Kilkenny providing an entertaining hands on view of various reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Displaying over 100 animals and 50 species, from geckos to giant spiders, cobras to crocodiles
With over 50 exhibits, Animal Encounter Zone, Tropical Walk-through Habitat, indoor and outdoor Picnic Area, Snack Bar, Souvenir Shop and Soft Play Area, at the National Reptile Zoo you can keep the entire family entertained and educated all at once!
Admission: Adult €11, Child €8.50.
 
Waterford
Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo
https://www.familyfun.ie/ardmore-open-farm-waterford/
Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo aimed to set itself apart from other facilities nationwide by combining a large indoor play centre with an open farm with particular emphasis on rare breeds of animals. There’s plenty to keep children of all ages entertained for hours. Their animals were sourced from all over Europe ranging from miniature species to the extremely large, some of which have not been seen in this country before.  More than 60 different species and 100 different animals are usually on display on the farm and are easily accessible, allowing children to appreciate the wonders of nature up close and in a friendly, pleasant and safe environment.
Admission: Adults €11, Children €11.
 
Cork
Race & Taste Festival  
https://www.corkracecourse.ie/event/friday-10th-saturday-11th-may-race-taste-festival/
This event is a unique, weekend opportunity in Mallow to showcase and celebrate Corks fantastic food & arts scene along with the official opening of the new 7f sprint horse racing track. There will be a vast array of food stalls from the country’s leading producers & suppliers, cookery demonstrations, live music and children's entertainment.
Admission: Adults €15. Children u14 go free
 
Limerick
Darkness Into Light Limerick City
https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/sport/darkness-light-limerick-city
Symbolically the walk represents the therapeutic counselling journey.  It sparks conversation about the importance of mental health and wellbeing in all our lives. The entry fees raised around the world allow Pieta House and our international charity partners to continue to deliver our vital services.
Admission: Adult €20/ Child €5
 
Kerry
Killarney Park Run
https://killarney.ie/event/killarney-park-run/2019-05-11/
A timed and measured 5k run which takes place at Muckross house. Best of all it is a free event open to all, both adults and children. It is a social event which attracts everyone from the fastest runners to beginners and to those just looking for an excuse to walk 5k in the wonderful National Park.
Admission: Free
 
Galway
The Bealtaine Festival 2019
http://bealtaine.ie/events_list
The Bealtaine Festival 2019 will see hundreds of events for, by and featuring older people all across Ireland, offering theatre, visual arts, music and more. This year’s theme is ‘And catch the heart off guard’ from Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘Postscript’. The Bealtaine Festival is Ireland’s unique nationwide celebration of creativity as we age and is an initiative of Age & Opportunity.
Admission: Varies
 
Belfast
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2019
https://visitbelfast.com/whats-on/events/cathedral-quarter-arts-festival-2019#overview
One of the sassiest, brassiest and classiest acts in the Irish cultural calendar, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, is pulling the stops out for its 20th birthday. The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival is an annual festival of music, comedy, theatre, art and literature that takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Admission: Varies
 
Meath
Meath Beo 3: traditional Irish music series in Hamwood House
http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/whats-on/meath-beo-3-traditional-irish-music-series-hamwood-house
A series of traditional Irish music performances, set in beautiful historic properties right across County Meath. Mícheál O’ Raghallaigh & Louise Mulcahy will be playing the Concertina and Flute in Hamwood House.
Admission: €15
 
Westmeath
RTE All Ireland Drama Festival
http://dramafestival.ie
The RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival comprises of nine nights of the best in Irish amateur drama performed at the Dean Crowe Theatre Athlone for the prestigious Festival Trophy as well as for other major acting and technical awards.  The festival is supported by an active fringe which involves street theatre, art exhibitions, workshops and events for all age groups.
Admission: €18.50
 
Carlow
The Teddy Bear Picnic
https://www.baby-and-child.com/teddy/event/trains/index/20/3bc630b714426aa1218c7bb2b6483dff
The Teddy Bear Picnic takes place at Rathwood Home & Garden in Carlow. You can go on an adventure with Goldilocks and the three bears and visit the teddy bear factory where you will create your very own bear with Goldilocks and her friends. You can hop on board the Rathwood Express Train with the three bears and your new teddy bear friend. The Rathwood Express Train takes you down to the woodland to feed the ducks and geese. After the train journey, children enjoy a picnic with their new friends. There are plenty of surprises and fun along the way.
Admission: Children €10
 
Kildare
Family Fun Day at Naas Racecourse
https://www.familyfun.ie/naas-racecourse-family-fun-day/

A family fun day where there will be lots of free children’s entertainment on the day and an exciting new afternoon fixture at Naas where the feature race is Blue Wind Group 3. All entertainment for the children is FREE: Reptile Zoo, Bouncy Castles, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Playground, Costume Characters & lots more!
Admission: €20 for the family
 
Wicklow   
Killruddery Farm Market
http://www.killruddery.com/kilruddery-farm-market/
Kilruddery’s Farm Market offers a weekly oasis of local produce, grown both in their own Victorian Walled Garden and just a few miles from their home. With scrumptious hot food served along with talented local crafters and makers, it is the perfect day out for the family. The Farm shop is always well stocked with freshly laid Killruddery orchard eggs, freshly baked bread from the Bakers Table, with lots more.
Admission: Free
 
Cavan
Cavan walking festival
https://www.thisiscavan.ie/fun/article/spring-alive-geopark-walk
Cavan Walking Festival takes place over eight days from 3rd - 10th May 2019, with trails, rambles and hikes all led by local trained guides. Explore the dramatic landscapes of Ireland's HIdden Heartlands and Ireland's Ancient East over one week in County Cavan.
Admission: Free
 
 
Mayo
The Acoustic Yard Music Festival
https://www.theacousticyard.com/?page_id=1801
The 4th Acoustic Yard Music Festival takes place from 10th - 12th May 2019 in Westport, Co. Mayo. This boutique festival is growing in stature and promises a weekend of great original music, fun and a unique friendly atmosphere.
Admission: €40 euro for a weekend ticket. Single event tickets range from €15 to €20.
 
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