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Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend 19th - 21st August

August 18

Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend! 

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Dublin   India Day           
Get a taste of India in Ireland at this year’s annual India Day. On the beautiful grounds of Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park, it promises to be a riot of colour and flavour.     
Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park   
20-Aug 
FREE     

HACKfest 2016  
Celebrating their official new status as a fully-fledged business, Dublin-based HACK are kicking off HACKfest 2016, featuring the very best in animation - from feature length films and shorts to music videos and ads - at this relaxed, fun and creative event.                   
20-Aug 
€ 5         

Mud Fest 2016  
Get down and dirty at Mud Fest 2016 and learn how to make, use and source materials for earth-based paints in order to live a happier, healthier, planet-friendly lifestyle. Led by Earth Building UK and Ireland, a trans-national charity which promotes awareness and understanding of earth as a building material, this educational and fun event will help you and your friends foster a better understanding and conservation of our rich earth-built heritage
20-Aug 
FREE     

Grease Sing-along
You better shape up and get yourself to these very special Grease sing-alongs.                                   
20-Aug 
€6/€9   

The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race            
The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race is an open-water swim off of the south coast of Dublin. Founded in 1932, it is the second oldest continuous swimming race in Ireland - impressive, eh?                              
21-Aug 
FREE     

Ukulele Hooley 2016      
Ukulele Hooley is Ireland’s international ukulele festival and this is its seventh year.              
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin            
20 - 21 August   
FREE     

Olympic Fun Fest            
The party atmosphere of Rio is coming to Smithfield Square with Olympic Fun Fest, a family friendly celebration of the Olympic Games, on Sunday 21st August 2016. Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this event offers free entertainment all day long and is the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends.          
Smithfield Square, Dublin 7          
21-Aug 
FREE     

Smithfield Market Fair  
Monthly market fair will feature the usual favourites including vintage clothing, thrift stores, vinyl reocrds, jewellary aand arts & crafts.       
Smithfield Square, Dublin 7          
21-Aug 
FREE     

Carlow  Heritage Week  
Week of indoor and outdoor events celebrating the rich heritage the county has to offer and promoting awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage. Activities range from fairs, night time bat walks, wildlife tours and lectures to music recitals, historical re-enactments and outdoor activities.
 20th -28th August                  
Various FREE activities   

Tullow Agricultural Show            
Tullow Agricultural Show is one of the most established agricultural shows in the country. Tullow Agricultural Show  has something to interest both rural and urban visitors and young and old. Features food and craft halls, trade stands, competitions in horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, art and much more.                                           
Adults €10 Students & OAP €5 Under 14's FREE     

Kildare  Prosperous Music Festival           
The festival has always been free to the public thanks to the kind donations from their 4 main sponsors, Dowling’s Bar & Restaurant, Larry’s Bar, Christy’s Bar and Kildare County Council.  A new addition to the festival weekend is the Family Fun Day in St Farnan’s Post Primary School Field. There will be an outdoor stage set up for the younger performers of the area to get up and showcase their talents to family, friends and their community and neighbouring communities.
Prosperous, Co Kildare   
19 - 21 August   
FREE     

Athy Heritage Week       
Join the Athy Heritage Centre Museum and local community organisations for local events, as part of the National Heritage Week Programme- supported by the Heritage Council and Kildare County Council              
Athy Heritage Centre, Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare   
20 - 28 August

Kildare Town Medieval Festival 
This festival will be a fun family day out celebrating some of the rich history of one of Ireland's oldest towns.  
Kildare  
21-Aug 
FREE     

Peninsula Ploughing & Field Day              
Lots of of fun for all the family! Including ploughing, vintage display of machinary, amusements & dog show! All proceeds in aid of Childrens Respite Lordship      
Dundalk, Louth   21-Aug  is €10 and under 12s are FREE 

Bord na Mona presents OurLand
Bord na Móna is delighted to launch ‘OurLand’ – a brand new family festival in Lough Boora Discovery Park on August 20th. The festival is being headlined by singer songwriter Mundy, the fabulous Dublin Gospel Choir, and the star of RTÉ’s Insiders Phil Smyth.
20-Aug
Family tickets from €14

Canal Quarter Festival   
The sixth annual Canal Quarter Festival returns in August 2016 bringing with it another jam packed weekend of free entertainment with Hugh Lynch’s. 
Tullamore, Offaly            
19 - 20 August   
FREE     

31st Tagoat Steam & Vintage Rally          
The Annual Rally which is one of the largest in the south east has over 250 exhibitors displaying their much loved vintage vehicles such as vintage tractors, cars, motorbikes & stationary engines. Of course a steam rally would not be complete without the stars of the show - the steam traction engines which we have three of coming this year. Prizes will be given out for the best in show in all the different classes.
Tagoat, Wexford             
21-Aug 
Entry to the show is just €5 for adults and children are free.            

The Hollywood Fair 2016             
Reaching out to our emigrants overseas, the 2016 Fair promises to be even better than the hugely successful previous ones. The pre-1950s rural heritage theme of the Fair has proved a real hit with people. Whether it's nostalgia for the past or something else but country and townspeople alike have been flocking to Hollywood in the last 5 years to be part of the celebration.              
Hollywood, Co Wicklow
19 - 21 August   
Adults €3 Childen Under 12 FREE

Galway Pride Festival    
Events throughout the weekend will include evenings of information and awareness, arts and performance, music nights and the colourful parade on Saturday 20th August.
19 – 21 August
FREE         

Aughnanure Castle Heritage Week                                        
If you’re planning a trip out to Connemara or looking for a last bit of family fun for the last weeks of summer, look no further.  Lots of fun activities for all the family to enjou.
20 – 21 August
FREE

Elves & Fairies Day                                                      
The Fairy Queen and Elf King are on their way to Brigit's Garden inviting all fairies and elves, young or old, to join them for a day of fairy magic and fun in Ireland's award winning Celtic Gardens, on Sunday 21st August, from 12.30p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Single Adult/Child Ticket €8, Family 4 Ticket €28 , extra child with family €6, Brigit's Garden Member Adult/Child €7.20 , Under 3, it's free!
 
Féile Chill Damhnait                      
19 – 20 August                 

Foxford Riverfest            
Foxford River Fest will be a fun filled festival for all held in the Capital of the Moy, Foxford Co.Mayo from 19th to 21st August 2016.                  
19 - 21 August
FREE     

Castlebar Summer Family Farm
The Summer Farm is running from Thursday the 19th of August to Sunday the 28th of August.  Guests will include rescue donkeys, a mini pony, chickens, ducks, geese and of course our own rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and Terry the tortoise.  The Summer Farm is running from Thursday the 18th of August to Sunday the 28th of August. Guests will include rescue donkeys, a mini pony, chickens, ducks, geese and of course our own rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and Terry the tortoise.  The Summer Farm is running from Thursday the 18th of August to Sunday the 28th of August. Guests will include rescue donkeys, a mini pony, chickens, ducks, geese and of course our own rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and Terry the tortoise.    
Turlough Store, Castlebar             
19 - 28 August   
FREE     

Inchigeela Festival          
  • Friday 19th: 5k Fun Run/Walk
  • In the Marquee - Mike Denver, Saturday 20th: Day Events: Family Fun Day
  • In the Marquee - Hot Fuss followed by DJ Jenny Greene
  • Sunday 21st: Evening Events - Vintage Display & Live Music in the square
  • In the Marquee - Bog the Donkey
  • Full Bar in the Marquee for the weekend.
Inchigeela,  Cork                             
Various FREE activities   

Youghal Medieval Festival 2016
Celebrating its 10th year Youghal Medieval Festival has become a must-visit for families of all ages. The Annual Free Family Fun Event takes place in the stunning surrounds of St.Mary's College Gardens.These Medieval Gardens are within the 13th Century Town Walls and showcase Youghal's unique history and heritage – bringing Youghal's history to life. This years festival will feature Medieval Battle Re-enactments, Medieval Cookery Displays, Archery, Blacksmith displays. The Kids' Kingdom will feature traditional Arts and Crafts making (including 'make your own Shield & Mask'), Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Puppet Shows by Corks Favourite " Dowtcha Puppets", Magician and much much more. . Food will be supplied by top quality food suppliers.
FREE     

Cappamore Show           
Cappamore Agricultural Show is one of Ireland’s leading One Day Shows and is very highly regarded among exhibitors and regular Show supporters throughout the Munster region as well as nationally.              
Cappanuke, Cappamore, Co. Limerick      
20-Aug 
FREE     

Glin GAA Family Fun Day             
This club fundraiser begins with a 12K Road Race at 1.30pm, Registration is from 12.30pm and entry costs €10.  A walk for families will take place at this time also, around the Knight’s Walk beginning in the Church car park.  Afterwards, there will be a BBQ in the Square as well as children’s activities, including a penalty shootout, slow bicycle race, face painting and much, much more
Glin, Co Limerick              
20-Aug 
FREE (12K Road race €10)             

Fairy Tales of Ireland     
Family Fun at the Fairy Tales of Ireland storytelling event!  Inspired by the works of Sinead de Valera, hear tales of ancient legends, myths and lore.  Children are invited to come dressed up in their favourite costumes whether mythical or Marvel!    
De Valera Museum and Bruree Heritage Centre    
21-Aug 
FREE       

Family Fun Day 
The day will run from 12-4pm. There will be no charge at the gate. There will be fun activities run by Guide leaders, bouncing castles, face painting, refreshments, balloons, treasure hunt, picnic on the lawn, arts and crafts, mini-Olympics, entertainers and much, much more...              
Rockwell College, Cashel, Tipperary         
21-Aug 
FREE

The Sean Kelly Cycling Tour        
The Sean Kelly Cycling Tour of Waterford is celebrating its 10th year in 2016 and plans to be the best yet. The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st August. The Sean Kelly tour caters for all cycling levels from the experienced to the family leisure spin     
Dungarvan, Waterford   
20 - 21 August   
FREE     

Yoga in the Park              
Yoga in the Park! Every Saturday 11am at the Park in Dunmore East this summer, join House of Yoga Waterford for an all levels yoga class for just 5 euro! Bring a Yoga Mat & Meet your teacher at the park gates for an open air, hour long, ease into the weekend yoga practice and Savasana in the Sun!
Dunmore East Park         
21-Aug 
€ 5                  

GAA Sundays in the Viking Triangle                       
Baileys New Street.         
21-Aug 
FREE    
              
GIY Summerval Food Trail           
The GIY Summerval Food Trail will be a multi-station urban food trail around Waterford City Centre, taking visitors on a 1-hour journey through the joys of growing their own food. It will be an educational, aesthetically beautiful and fun food tourism experience that will develop a deeper understanding of how food works. This will be Ireland’s first GIY food trail, therefore presenting an opportunity to create a unique food tourism experience in the heart of Waterford.           
Bishops Palace  
20 - 21 August ( 2pm & 4pm)                       
             
Causeway Coast Artists Craft Fair             
Causeway Coast Artists is a group of selected artists, photographers, jewellers and artisan craft makers who are inspired by or live on the Causeway Coast. Their work can be purchased at this event.                         
20-Aug 
FREE     

Vikings & Dragons Family Fun    
Get the opportunity to meet with the Vikings and see what exactly makes a dragon breathe fire!             21-Aug 
£6.50 per seat, Under 4's go FREE         

Ulster Rally        
The Ulster Rally is one of the premier motor rallies in Ireland. It is a round of the Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Championship, The British Rally Championship and the Northern Ireland Rally Championship – all of which means it provides a package of entertainment which will attract huge media and public interest in Ireland, the UK and throughout Europe.                           
19 - 20 August   
FREE to spectate             

National Heritage Week               
There are over 100 events registered with the County Donegal Heritage Office for the 2015 Heritage Week Event Guide including family open days, guided walks, built heritage open houses, heritage site visits, fieldtrips, exhibitions, illustrated presentations, photographic competitions, children’s activities, genealogical research, storytelling sessions, traditional music, craft fairs and traditional skills demonstrations                
20 - 28 August   
Various FREE activities     
 
Donegal Marathon                        
Letterkenny, Donegal     
21-Aug 
FREE to spectate                   
    
Groomsport Music and Fireworks            
Join Visit Ards and North Down in Groomsport for a spectacular fireworks display, live music, family entertainment and food stalls.    
Groomsport Harbour, Co Down  
20-Aug 
FREE     

Wake the Giant Newry
 Mourne and Down District is full of Giant Adventures this month as the region plays host to two new free Festivals, WAKE THE GIANT in Warrenpoint and FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOREST at Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Both two day events feature myths, magic and theatrical flair which will enthral visitors to the coastal village of Warrenpoint, Co Down and the breath-taking Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.               
20 - 21 August   
FREE     
        
Erne Vintage Club Annual Weekend and Charity Parade
The action starts Friday 19th August in the Diamond, Enniskillen at 11.30am. There will be a display of Vintage Vehicles and music through-out the afternoon.     
Drumcoo, Enniskillen      
19 - 21 August   
FREE     
              
Tydavnet Show
This annual show is a great day out for all the family, it includes children's entertainment, trade stands, demonstrations, horse & pony classes, Beef, Dairy Sheep and Poultry Classes.            
Drumshevra Showgrounds, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan      
20-Aug 
€10 Adults | Under 10s go FREE Load More

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