Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend 23rd - 25th September

September 21


An Siopa Glas Local Artisan and Food Shop         
An Siopa Glas is a local artisan food and craft outlet and is a must visit, situated right in the heart of the historic riverside village of St. Mullins in south County Carlow.         
St Mullins                           

Canalaphonic Music and Culture Festival             
Showcasing the best of Irish independent music and arts across various locations in Rathmines and Portobello. Get a true sense of what community is all about.           
Rathmines and Portobello            
23rd-24th Sept  

Dublin's financial quarter comes alive with German music, culture and, of course, plenty of deliciousness to eat and drink.     
George's Dock, Dublin 1 
On until 2nd October        

Dublin Festival of History             
The 4th annual festival: lectures, film, exhibitions, walks, family and children events all feature on the programme; a must for the history lover. 
Various city locations     
23rd Sept - 8th October 
Finding Nemo   
Break free from your fish tank for an evening and bring your friends and family to see one of Disney Pixar’s most heartwarming classics, Little Nemo, at the Sugar Club.             
The Sugar Club  
24th September

RHA Kids, Why the Sky is Green?             
This children’s painting class allows your young artists to approach painting in a very different, fun way.     
RHA, Dublin 2    
24th September

Futuristic Afro Soul doesn’t get any better than Feather, the sensational eight-piece band from Sierra Leone led by Emma Garnett.        
The Bernard Shaw, Dublin 2         
24th September

Japanese Car Fest           
Ireland’s only festival of Japanese Motoring and Motorsport           
24-25th September         

Autumn Festival at the School of Food  
Our Artisan Food Market will take place in the old school yard and will feature a host of local food producers.          
25th September

Lisduff Adventure Farm               
€8 children Free adults   

The Taste of Togher
Annual food festival with a wide range of local food and drinks, cookery demonstrations, workshops, the Chowder of the Year competition, and live music in the evening. Fun for all the family
24th September

Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival   
A fantastic annual fun-filled festival with music, drama, dance, heritage events, food & craft markets, country sports and plenty of good old-fashioned games for the children. 
23rd – 25th September     

Anne-Marie Gaughran Memorial Truck Run        
Free family fun and live music.    
Ballinlough, Kells, Co.Meath        
24th -25th September       

Wexford Walking Trail Festival 2016        
The third annual Wexford Walking Trail Festival   
Various locations around Wexford            
23rd – 25th September     

Original Garden of Ireland Run  
Two day vintage & classic weekend event taking in Co. Wicklow’s spectacular scenic county hosted by Bray Vintage Car Club     
24th - 25th September      
Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival           
The oldest oyster festival in the world and deemed one of Europe’s longest-running food extravaganzas. The day consists of live cooking demos, activities for children as well as our Seafood Trail.     
Galway City        
23rd -25th September       
Sunday Kids under 12 go free       

Flea Style Market            
Galway’s Best Indoor thrift style market – Flea Style Market is Galway’s original and best thrift market.   Wheelchair & buggy friendly.      
Claddagh Hall, Galway City          
25th September

Cavan and Leitrim Railway Museum       
Transport museum, established in 1993 and run entirely by volunteers.       

Clew Bay Half Marathon              
Louisburgh – Clew Bay Half Marathon and 10km race event will take place on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. Stunning scenery, chip timing, tasty homemade refreshments, medals and t-shirts
24th September
Free to spectate              

Ballyforan Fair
Great day out for the whole family            
24th – 25th September     

Celtic Fringe Festival      
A varied programme of music, walks, talks, workshops, tours and food events explores Irish history, culture and heritage in the beautiful and iconic landscape of the North West.          
Grange, Sligo     
22nd – 25th September

Burren Peaks Walking Festival   
Hosted by The Ballyvaughan Fanore Walking Club, the festival weekend promises you a real taste of the Burren. There will be guided hill and lowland walks, varying in distance and grade to cater for walkers of all levels.        
Ballyvaughan, The Burren             
23rd - 25th September      

Paddy’s Irish Dance Party           
Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett at "The Frisky Whiskey Bar" Paddys Irish Dance Party -Experience the Irish social phenomenon of Set Dancing, with a mixture of ceili dances and a few waltzes. There is no previous dancing experience is required, as there will be people here more than willing to help you.
Cork City             
24th-25th Sept  

Roll Up Your Sleeves      
An exhibition featuring collaborative, interactive and participatory works. These works invite you to get involved and need you to activate them. Aaron Bevan presents a colour-by-numbers wallpaper installation where you can pick up a crayon and colour in between the lines.             
CIT, Cork City    
24th September

Macroom Food Festival
Macroom Food Festival is a feast for all the senses. Three days of tasty artisan local food, music and fun on 23rd 24th & 25th September 2016               

Killarney 10 Mile Race                  
24th September
Free to spectate              

Kerry Motor Club Autosolo      
The Kerry autosolo is the most fun yet competitive event in the country. It's a great introduction to motorsport on an affordable budget. All are welcome. Free to come spectate if you would like to see some of Munster's best drivers in action! 
Tralee Racecourse, Ballybeggan, Tralee. Kerry.                   
Free to spectate              

Famous Saturday Food Market
You’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices.   
Limerick City      
24th September

The Celtic Box Cup         
The second biggest boxing tournament in Europe and considered the toughest to win outside of the European Championships.             
Dungarvan Sports Centre, Dungarvan       
23rd - 25th September      
€10 per day/ €20 for the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)         
I Draw, I Do Family Day 
A fun-filled family Saturday to celebrate our David Hockney exhibition.       
24th September
£3 donation recommended          

Free 5km Run                  
Palace Demesne Public Park, Armagh       
24th September 

Cavan County Museum
Award-winning museum in a beautiful Georgian building.   Playground, tea room, events, WW1 Trench, shop and garden.             
Hooked! 2016   
Hooked! Killybegs 2016 is a family friendly event which invites you to experience the many sides of the fishing industry in Ireland's premier fishing port.   
24th September 

Lower Mourne Threshing Day    
Experience the rich heritage of the Mourne area at this family themed event such as Animal Corner and Vintage Tractors.             
24th September 
Adults £5 children

Autumn Plant Fair at Rowallane Garden
Enjoy and celebrate the autumnal charm of Rowallane Garden, Saintfield with the annual Autumn Plant Fair.      
24th September

Magnus Barelegs Festival            
Magnus Viking Association is pleased to announce that Magnus Barelegs Festival is back in Delamont Country Park. Come for the day and see the Vikings. Activities on the day may include: Children's Battle Drill. Have a go at archery, Axe throwing, Story Telling, Living History Village, Viking Battle Reenactment, BOAT BURNING   
Delamont Country Park  
24th September
£2 per child, £5 per adult, £12 family of four (2 adults and 2 children)

Ballynahinch Harvest Festival     
Northern Ireland's rich rural traditions and scenic Autumn splendours will be cause for celebration at the second Ballynahinch Game & Harvest Festival which is expected to draw more than 15,000 people to the County Down town.            
24th – 25th September

Festival Lough Erne        
Taking place for the 2nd year, celebrating food & the waterways at the newly refurbished Enniskillen Castle.  
24th - 25th September      
£3/day and U12 go free.

Readers Day      
Monaghan County Library Reader's Day, Carrickmacross  
24th September 

Castleblayney Vintage Club Annual Fair Day       
Attractions: Vintage Tractors and Machinery, Threshing, Steam engines, Blacksmiths, Saddler's, Craft Displays, Animals, Old time Fun and Games, Music and Dancing on the street, Home produce for sale.              
24th September                

Annual Castlederg Soapbox Derby          
The third annual Castlederg Soapbox Derby will see dozens of home-made carts take to the street as another huge crowd is anticipated for an event that attracted some 3,500 spectators in its first event back in 2013.     
25th September               
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