Cheap & Free Stuff To Do This Weekend 29th April 2016

April 29

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We know that you're money smart, that's why you're with Energia, so we figured you'd like to see what cheap and free things are on around the country this weekend. 

To promote your event here send a mail to And maybe research the event before packing the car up - we've provided links below. 

Father Ted Festival Kilfenora 2016    
A Festival of all things Father Ted. Daytime entertainment and craic for all the family, and night-time entertainment for adults only.    
Kilfenora, Co. Clare    
29 Apr - 1 May    
Starting from €8 (can be very expensive)    

Loop Head Walking & Heritage Festival    
Vast areas of unspoilt beauty, large sandy beaches and hours of coastal walks to explore.    
Loop Head, Co Clare     
All weekend        

Drogheda Arts Festival        
Various Venues    
Finishes on Monday        

Kilkenny Roots Festival    
A mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and beyond.    
Various Locations      
Music all weekend        

Castletown Tradfest - Half Door Club Festival     
Enjoy ceilis with some top-class ceili bands such as Swallows Tail, the Five Counties, the Brian Boru, the Abbey and Johnny Reidy.    
Castletown, Co. Laois
Music & Dancin' all weekend        

Connemara Mussel Festival        
Renvyle, Co Galway    
Food / Various    
All weekend    
FREE  (€5 for print outs)    

Cup of Tae Festival     
The ‘Cup of Tae’ festival is in honour of a renowned player John ‘The Tae’ Gallagher (generations of his family before him made ‘teas’ on Fair Days and other days of local importance), hence the name of the festival.    
Ardara, Donegal    
29 Apr - 2 May         

Galway Theatre Festival     
Features nine days of exciting theatre, circus, spectacle, and story-telling, showcasing the vibrant performance culture of Ireland’s festival city.    
Various Locations      
All weekend        

Limerick Riverfest     
Limerick will become a mecca for families, foodies, fun runners and watersport enthusiasts during the May Bank Holiday weekend for Riverfest 2016!    
Arthur's Quay    
Various Events    
28 Apr - 2 May        

Bealtaine 'May Bush' Festival    
An ancient Irish custom, the May Bush will be erected and decorated with ribbons, flowers and coloured egg shells.    
Rosenallis - Ireland    
Decorate your bush!    
1 May    

Updog Yoga    
Free Yoga Classes    
MVP, D8    Yoga    
29 Apr 10am – 1pm  

Field Test    
Future of Farming    
Science Gallery, D2    
29 – 30 Apr 12 – 6 pm

Family Workshop    
For 4-10 year olds    
National Gallery, D2    
30 Apr 3pm    

National TableTop Day: Board Games     
Now in it's fourth year, International TableTop Day is a worldwide celebration of all things board, card and dicey!        
Temple Bar, D2    
30 Apr 10am-10pm    

Phizz Fest 
Phizzfest is a vibrant community arts festival which brings the little urban village of Phibsborough alive each year.  It was established to develop an annual celebration of artistic life around Phibsborough, to highlight the rich diversity of culture within our community and to provide a showcase for local talent.   Various events from €5    
Phibsboro, D7    
All weekend        

Wine Festival
Wallace Winebars Presents; VINO 2016, A small outdoor festival of wine, street food, and music.         
Italian Quarter, D1    
Glug glug glug    
€ 8    
30 Apr from 2pm  

Duplo Workshop
The Brickx Club is a social and creative Duplo and Lego brick building activity club for children of all ages.     
Riverbank, Newbridge    
€ 6    
30 Apr from 10am

Mountain Roots Music Weekend, Cahersiveen    
Different genres of music can be enjoyed throughout the weekend, ranging from traditional to bluegrass, folk, country, blues, singer songwriter and jazz.    
Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry    Music    
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Shine a Light on Summer    
A flagship festival will take place across 8 of the 12 Great Lighthouses of Ireland    

U2: Made in Dublin     
Charts the story of the band over the last 40 years.     
Little Museum Dublin    
From €5    

The Green Door Market     
Indoor farmer's/food market with stalls supplying excellent quality produce located in Dublin close to the city centre!     
Newmarket Dublin 8    

Bray Jazz Festival
"One of the very best small jazz festivals in Europe"     
Bray (various)    Music    
Fri 29 Apr     All weekend from 10pm

Star Wars Day at Hamleys!    
Master the Force at Hamleys this May!    
Hamleys, Dublin    
2 May

Park Run 5k
If you're looking to get active there are park runs on in parks         
In parks in towns and cities across Ireland    
Running every Saturday at 9.30am      

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