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Cheap and Free Things To Do This Weekend 12-13th August

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Dublin
Run Rock n roll Dublin Half Marathon
All runners and spectators are treated to a concert at the Finish Line Festival.  Concert admission is FREE and open to the Public.
Read more at http://www.runrocknroll.com/dublin/the-weekend/entertainment/#KzqLBwT6rf5cG3PC.99
Music every mile makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Live bands and DJs will be playing a variety of music from alternative to classic rock, punk, funk and blues to jazz it up.
12th – 13th
Free to watch/ Free concert after
 
Maxi Zoo Care workshop
Travel time advisory dates; all our stores will have workshops this day focused on care, appropriate transport, feeding and advice for these families who are going to be travelling with their pets this summer
12th August
 
Back to the Future Trilogy Marathon
We always like to test the stamina of our audiences, so this year we're inviting you to hang out with Marty McFly and Doc Brown on their three very complicated adventures through time. On August 12th we will screen all three back to back, followed by midweek screenings of each film over three nights. You know you want to!- the light house cinema.
12th August
€8.00- €10.00

The Big BBQ Rooftop Party @ Jacobs Inn
Kick back to the views of the city, meet some travellers from all over the world, share stories and have a drink. 
Burger meal is €5 and includes a complimentary beer!
We will be throwing these for all our guests every Friday and Saturday night while the weather is still good!
Sign up at reception downstairs in advance!
Subject to availability! Beer for 18+ only.
Softdrink alternative available
Saturday 12th August
Free admission

Wicklow
Look to the lady Fest
Come down to the abbey grounds on the 12th of August to see talented local acts as we celebrate our 5th year together as a band. Lineup TBA. All welcome to this family friendly event taking place within the spectacular ruins.
 €2 Adimission
12th August
 
Arklow Rugby Club is hosting a Rugby Tag Tournament
Back after Popular Demand , Arklow Rugby Club is hosting a Rugby Tag Tournament where teams of 10 compete to win the Tag Trophy or the Toilet Brush !!! Beginners more than welcome , no experience necessary !! Each Team consists of 10 Players ( 7 Players / 3 Subs ) mixed between boys and girls. Subs are rolling so everyone gets a chance. €5.00 per person / €50.00 for a team. Teams can sign up on the day or PM the page to sign up before. Facepainting , Bouncy Castles , BBQ , Bar and much much more to be announced closer to the time !!!!
€5 per player
 
Wexford
The Taste of Wexford Farmers Market
The Taste of Wexford Farmers Market is Wexford food by Wexford Producers held in The Ashdown Park Hotel in Gorey and is on the 2nd Sunday of each month called Taste Of Wexford Farmers Market. Browse artisan foods while sipping your coffee, choosing between fish, meats, cheese, breads, cakes, chocolates and more! We have listed up to 20 excellent artisan products, many of which are award winning, all of which are produced locally to the hotel and in the county of Wexford. The next Taste of Wexford Farmers Market takes place on Sunday 13th of August - 10am to 4pm at the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. The market will then run every 2nd Sunday monthly until October
13th August
Free admission
 
Bike run and BBQ in Camross  
Bike run and BBQ in Camross CO. Wexford, Saturday 12th of August in Rochfords Bar, Music by Freeway, bike run starts at 3:00pm- BBQ 9:30
€10 fee
12th of August
 
Limerick
Line Dancing Workshop
We are delighted to announce we are hosting a LINE DANCING workshop on Saturday the 12th of August for two hours in the marquee. It's being ran by a professional instructor and places are limited so if you want to attend please contact us to reserve your place. It promises to be great fun and will get us in the mood for Johnny Brady later in the evening 💃🏻🎉💃🏻. Tickets are €10 for the two hours and can be paid in advance to any committee member so pm us here or contact any one of us to reserve you place.
As part of the Castle town Festival
12th August
€10 tickets
 
Galway
Baile An Salsa
This exciting Irish based international band who won the hearts of so many since their formation in 2012, perform original material composed by the band and blended with traditional Irish tunes.Andres Martorell, the lead vocalist and founder of the band, brings melodies from various styles including Salsa, Flamenco & Irish Sean Nós. Don’t be surprised when you hear songs in English, Irish and Spanish!Last year the band recorded with multi Grammy Award winning composer/producer Walter Flores who travelled from Central America to add his golden touch to their already unique and magical sound. The hugely versatile Flores is a long time collaborator / conductor for Latino superstar Ruben Blades, and has recorded and toured the world with countless world performers.Following an extensive tour of the USA earlier this year, Baile an Salsa have since been bringing their amazing salsa-trad fusion back to the Irish circuit.
 
Gort Community Market
Come join your community for a day of music, local arts, crafts, and books, food, archery, and more!!
Sunday August 13th in the (hopefully) sun filled garden. 
Entrance through the green gates on Loughrea Road.
Bring a book to swap on our swap shelf.
More information will soon follow, till then spread the joyful news!
If you want a space to sell call Sarah on 0861081007
13th August 17
Free Admission

Cork

2017-18 Cork Youth Darts Ranking Event 5
Open to all Dart players, Boys and Girls, aged 9-17, from Cork city and county. All levels welcome, beginners to experienced. Round Robin Singles Tournament. Just €5 Entry on the day.
12th August
€5 admisison

Annual Classic & Old skool Toyota gathering 2017
Following on from the success of our first static park up show in 2016 which raised €17,064 for Samaritans, we are delighted to announce the 2017 event will take place on Saturday 12th of August 2017. We will be doing this event in aid of Samaritans once again as we have built up a great relationship with the charity and it's a great cause to help out.
This event wouldn't be possible with out all the volunteers on the day and with the help of our sponsors.
12th August 17
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Kilkenny
Kilkenny arts festival
Since its foundation in 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has gathered many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city each August.  For ten days, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between audiences and artists. 
August 11th – 20th
Free- Various Depending on event
  
Antrim
Sunday band concert at Antrim Castle Gardens
Free Sunday band concert at Antrim Castle Gardens. Part of our 'Summer Sunday Music' programme.
Notes:
This is an outdoor event. Please come prepared for the weather.
Actual bands and programme may change at short notice.
Performances may be cancelled in the event of wet weather.Start Date: 13 August 2017
End Date: 13 August 2017
Time: 3pm - 4pm
Venue: Antrim Castle Gardens
Free
13th of August
 
Belfast
Spiderman Day
SPIDERMAN DAY!
Saturday 12th August from 12:30pm-5pm
My Spidey sense are tingling for this event in August! We'll be celebrating all things Spiderman and here's what's happening...
- Spidey/Hero themed room
- Screenings
- Themed Spidey Cocktails
- Themed Milkshakes
- Themed Food!
- Over 300 comics to read including the one and only Spiderman!
- Game Stations
Family friendly, no reservations necessary, just come on down!
12th August  
Free admission
 
Derry
Féile 2017
The organizers of Féile 2017 have revealed details of the 25th edition of Derry’s biggest community arts and cultural festival which will take place at various venues across the city from Wednesday August 9th until Tuesday August 15th. This year’s packed programme features more than 60 events ranging in form from music, literature, sport, visual arts, fun days, health, discussions, lectures, community consultation and tours.
Highlights include Return of The Phoenix - A Festival of Fire at The Gasyard Park on Tuesday 15th August. Following the success of their fire show at Féile 2016, acclaimed landscape theatre company, LUXe will produce an evening of unique and beautiful fire featuring collaborations with local young people and international artists. The event will also feature a massive music lineup including headline performances from two of Ireland’s biggest bands, The Strypes and Kíla, supported by three of the city’s hotly tipped acts, Roe, Scenery and Lavengro. 
Other key outdoor events for all the family include the Meenan Square Village Fair on Friday August 11th Big Bog BBQ and International Food Fair at Free Derry Corner on Saturday August 12th, Outdoor cinema at The Gasyard Park on Sunday August 13th and Wan Big Street Party on Central Drive on Tuesday August 15th. 
 9th- 15th August
Free – Various
 
Fermanagh
Belcoo Sports & Festival 2017
Sat 15  Annual Sports Day, Belcoo
Food, Arts and Crafts Competition 12 pm in Marquee (entry forms in local shops, must be in by 10 am)
Photography & Arts Exhibition in Belcoo Enterprise Centre all week-end.
Parade starting from Community Centre at 2 pm – all floats, fancy dress (incl groups) and vintage cars
and tractors welcome.  Full bar facilities and music all day.  Wide range of activities to suit everyone –
scarecrow competition, face painting, circus skills, archery, football, clay pigeon shooting, dog show,
tractor reversing, sheep shearing, amusements, bouncy castles, balloon modeling etc.
From 10th – 18th August
Free – Various

Clare
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the most important event in the traditional music calendar. For many, it is the culmination of months of hard work and practice as they compete against fellow musicians, singers and dancers to achieve the recognition of being an All-Ireland champion. For others it is a unique and welcoming festival of the best of traditional arts that offers a wide range of activities to be enjoyed by all.
Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2016 in Ennis was an outstanding success, drawing almost 400,000 visitors to the town, recalling the magic of the 1956 and 1977 Fleadhanna. Now Ennis and Co. Clare are preparing to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann once again and through a co-operative effort involving Comhaltas branches, local authorities, business people, sporting organisations and local volunteers, we will work hard to ensure that The Fleadh Down In Ennis 2017 is not just the best Fleadh yet, but maybe the best Fleadh ever!
13th -21st August
Free- Various
 
Monahan
Monaghan Town run
Formed in 2012, Monaghan Town Runners is a running club that caters for athletes of all levels of fitness.  From absolute beginners to marathon runners; the focus is on fitness and fun. New members are always welcome.MTR runs an Absolute Beginners 8 Week Training Program for people who want to take up running / jogging.  The program runs (pun intended!) 3 times a year – keep an eye on our Facebook page for when the next training is starting.Monaghan Town Runners train on a Tuesday & Thursday at 6.45pm.  Stay up to date with all our training, news & events by liking us on Facebook
13th August
Free to Watch
 
Kerry

Puck Fair 2017
Over the three days of Puck there are Lots of Stalls,Horse Fair, Cattle Fair,Birds Bazaar Amusements,Free Workshops,Live Music during the day as well as FREE Open Air Concerts each night ...Plus hours of Free Family Street Entertainment each day and lots, lots more.
10th,11th and 12th August
Free

 
Waterford
Craft Fair
Dunmore East craft fair on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August in the Fisherman's Hall, Dunmore East, Waterford. Pop out for a while and browse the array of quality hand crafted items some of our members have been creating 😉 #IrishCrafts #WaterfordCrafts
12th -13th August
Free admission
 
West meath
Picnic in the Park
BRING YOUR FAMILY DAY
Bring your Family along to a Relaxed Picnic in the Park. Chance for us all to met each other families and have some coffee and Chats. 
Keeping it simple this time with no Hikes or Steps to complete just a nice relaxing Social afternoon. 
TIME: 12-2pm 
Date : 13th Aug 
Location: Mullingar Park 
Bring your Sambos in the Tinfoil and Flask of Tae and a blanket to sit the bums on. 
13th August
Free
 
Louth
Black Rock summer carnival
Carnival on the Sea front in blackrock Co. Louth
Blackrock summer carnival is back bigger than better than before.
All new rides 
Stalls - Fun food - Music 
12th – 15th August
Various Pricing
 
Offaly
Tullamore Show
Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show is the Premier Livestock Show in Ireland and attracts breeders of quality cattle and sheep from all over the country. Tullamore Show is affiliated to Irish Shows Association (I.S.A.), Show Jumping Association of Ireland (S.J.A.I.), Irish Pony Society (  I.P.S.) & Clydesdale Society. Tullamore Show have been trying to capture what people love most about the Show and haven’t managed it!
That's because no one single thing makes it special. What Tullamore Show does offer is an eclectic mix of the expected and unexpected which enthralls the thousands who flock to Tullamore coming back year after year. For those who think it's just cows and tractors, then what can we say? Be prepared for an unexpected experience like no other. We guarantee that if you come, you'll be back year after year. Agriculture was originally the Show's main focus but this has broadened considerably over the years to adapt to Ireland's changing culture. However, Tullamore Show still promotes an enhanced awareness and positive appreciation of our heritage, traditions and way of life.
13th August
€13.00- €17.00
 
Down
CRAFT FEST 2017
Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August 2017, 11am to 4pm
CRAFT FEST – Northern Ireland’s original Craft Festival event.
Now in it’s fourteenth year and, once again, full of wonderful things!
Why not head to Castle Ward on the sumptuous shores of Strangford Lough? You couldn’t find a more idyllic setting for a 2-day extravaganza of all things Craft.
CRAFT FEST is a Craft Festival that includes a Craft Fair, Craft Demonstrations and a Craft Exhibition ‘In The House’. 
CRAFT FEST provides a wonderful opportunity to meet, learn about and buy Craft, Applied Art and Design directly from the talented people who make it. 
CRAFT FEST is organised by the Craft & Design Collective in partnership with the National Trust Castle Ward.
12th – 13th August
£4.00- £9.00

Mayo
Greenway Summer Cycle
A social spin with a few stops along the way.. Meet at Westport Bike Shop @11am. Ride to Mulranny and back to Newport for bbq and refreshments.. Everyone welcome..
12th August
Free

Clare Island Food Festival
 Now in it’s 4th year, the Clare Island Food Festival looks to encompass what is native to Clare Island’s shore, in keeping with the island’s drive towards sustainability. With only a few operators on the island, this is a boutique festival which honours what is naturally provided by the environment and produced by the islanders. It focuses on quality fare.
Clare Island has a long tradition of fishing and making a living from the sea and so there is a strong focus on seafood. This festival is in celebration of all those seafarers gone before us, as well as those who work the land.
11th -13th August
Free – Various 
 
Donegal
Letterkenny Gamers Guild - Tír na nÓg
Hi everyone, we will be holding a tabletop day on the 12th of August in the event room in the Tír na nÓg bar, all welcome, entry is free. 
We will have wargames, (Dropzone, Warhammer 40k, Bolt Action etc) Boardgames and RPGs ready to play and ample space to play whatever you want to bring on the day. We will also have access to our clubs boardgame collection. 
Free Admisson
12th August
 
Carlow
Carlow Lawn Tennis Club Open Day
Carlow Lawn Tennis Club will host our annual Open Day on Sunday the 13th August from 2pm. This is the ideal time to drop into the club if you or your kids are thinking of getting involved in a new sport once the school term begins, tennis, badminton and squash all at one location.
All the club coaches will be available for a chat on the day including lots of on court games and play. There will also be a Bouncy Castle and BBQ for everyone to enjoy.
13th August
Free Admission
  
Tippary  

Mountain Bike Fest 2017
FREE Event for boys and girls under 18 who want to come and try mountain biking. Also open to those already involved in MTB. Trails and cycling areas to suit all ages and abilities, certified instructors and leaders available on the day, food and drinks available in the cafe and lots, lots more. Bring your bike, your helmet and a massive smile for what promises to be a super day. More details TBC.
Adult riders welcome if accompanying under 18's. #GearingUpOffRoad
13th August
Free Admission

Meath
The Moynalty Steam Threshing
The Moynalty Steam Threshing is one of the biggest and best vintage outdoor events held over the past 41 years.
It’s a great day out for young and old as it has something for everyone, displays and demonstrations remind us of how things were for our fore-fathers:  Horse and steam power, reaping and binding, threshing and flailing.  Traditional crafts such as basket weaving, turf making, steel forging, hot shoeing, tin craft, wood turning and harness making are all to be seen while the local ladies will give demonstrations on making butter at the full size replica cottage. Brown bread, colcannon, boxty and pancakes will all be cooked on the open fires to taste and for sale. Culminating on Sunday evening with a full live concert featuring Mike Denver and Derek Ryan.
Free Shuttle Bus From Kells, Co. Meath Pick up Times 11am     12am      1pm Return Times 6pm      7pm      8pm
13th August
Free- Varius
 
Rally of Lugh Longarm 
The lands of Louth will rumble once more as we follow the path of the ancient God Lúgh whose name has been given to this county. In Louth, we pride ourselves on being the region where most Irish myths and legends take place. But to us, it’s not considered folklore.... it’s our DNA. Not only does he lend his name to this county but the month August is also named in his honor and August is the Irish month of the ancient Chariot so we ride with the Gods and Goddesses of the land keeping their memories alive and strong.
If you’re a rally fanatic or rally first timer these 3 days have got 2 things in mind – YOU the biker and FUN.... Are you ready? We’re gonna rock so let’s R.O.L.L. The Rally Of Lúgh Longarm is a rally for all bikers of all levels. Whether you are thinking if biking is for you (it is), we have quality experts to show you the ropes, to the saddle hardened veterans who ride the tarmac when mere mortals are done, this is an event where people will return again and again. It is a rally for meeting new folks and having annual reunions. Join us in celebrating 3 days of the best scenery, history, music and old school revelry that all bikers will enjoy. All the while making new lifelong friends.
Friday 11th Aug to 13th in Rossin, Co Meath. 
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Roscommon
Annual Church Yard Sale
Come and take part in our annual church yard sale at light for the people community church, all welcome free admission from 10:00am- 4:00pm  
Unit 6 Office 1-2 Brogans Lane - F42 HK13
Roscommon
Free Admission
12th August
 
Armagh
KAC 3D Fun Shoot & BBQ
Kilmore Archery Club 3D Fun Shoot & BBQ Saturday 12 August 2017 at Kilmore Archery Centre. Registration: 10.00am - Start time 10.30am sharp The shoot will consist of 14 x 3D targets shot twice. Normal distances for those who are happy to shoot them AND ALSO trial pegs with distances from 15yds to 30yds. Entry Fee costs: £5.00 including BBQ Please feel free to bring a little something for dessert after the BBQ. No medals to be awarded - this is a fun & social event. Entry via Facebook 
£5 admission
12th August 

Lazy Sundays
Come and join us every Sunday in August for laid back tunes and relaxation. Chill in the Courtyard while the kids are entertained and feast on our summer BBQ.
Free Admission
13th August 
 
Cavan
Taste of Cavan
Taste of Cavan returns on 11 and 12 August 2017 with even more great local producers displaying their wares, demonstrations from internationally-renowned chefs and lots of exciting fun for all the family.In 2016, the event drew record crowds to Cavan Equestrian Centre and cemented its reputation as one of the country's very best food events.Making full use of this wonderful venue's three large arenas and top facilities, Taste of Cavan 2017 will be even bigger and better, with a stellar line-up of chefs, and over 120 stalls showcasing the very best of local and regional produce.Once again, in 2017, Taste of Cavan will be more than just a food festival, and there will be a wide variety of fun, exciting activities for all the family to enjoy, ensuring the little ones are entertained while the grown-ups sample the delights of Cavan food provenance.Now in its sixth year, Taste of Cavan has firmly established itself as one of the country’s top food events and is the largest show of its kind in the region, attracting the very best chefs and food producers.So save the date, 11th and 12th August 2017, and see what Cavan has to offer - we’ve got great taste!
11th - 12th August
admission €7
 
Letrim
The Dock - Tales for Toddlers with Bernadette Larkin
The Dock offers the best of contemporary art, music, theatre in beautiful gallery spaces and a bespoke performance space.
The Dock presents a year round artistic programme spanning visual art, theatre, music, dance, comedy and performance art and is augmented by an arts education and outreach programme that provides people of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunities to engage in a meaningful way with all aspects of our artistic programme.Tales for Toddlers with Bernadette Larkin For ages 2-4 years This session for children and parents or guardians will use some new books along with old favourites in an interactive storytelling session. There may be a chance to discuss books or perhaps not - it all depends on how active your little readers are. Please bring along some of your favourite stories to share with other parents. The session will finish with a book related activity.
Free admission
12th August
 
Lough Gill Hospice Swim
Fundraising for The North West Hospice this event includes a 10km marathon distance swim - the length of Lough Gill!
12th August
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Sligo
The Co Sligo Surf Open
The Co Sligo Open is scheduled for Strandhill on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August. 
The event will include Open Mens & Womens, Longboard Mens & Womens, Bodyboard, SUP and Masters (over 35). Irish Surfing membership required to enter. You will need your log in details to registered, the email address and password associated with your membership.
Thanks to Andrew Kilfeather for the use of images.
Register at https://www.irishsurfing.ie/event-calendar.html#!event/register/2017/8/4/co-sligo-open
12th August 17
Free admssion to watch

Kildare
The Leinster Loop Charity Cycle
The 130, 90 and 50km route events will take place on Sunday, 13th August. The family 12km and the 25km cycles will take place on the Saturday evening. 
All funds raised are for Breast Cancer Research and St. Laurences Community Complex. Bring along some friends for an enjoyable & challenging day in the saddle along side Tour de France winner Stephen ROCHE! Online registration will be open soon. Make sure you save the dates in your diary and spread the word!
The Leinster Loop is Ireland's Premier Charity Cycle Sportive, nominated as Cycling Ireland's best leisure event in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and only 45 minutes from Dublin in beautiful south Kildare.
13th August
Free to watch
 
Laoise
Local Band Half the Truth play live
Local musicians Paul Tynan and James Moore combine their talents to form the band "Half The Truth" playing live at the Anvil Inn Portarlington Playing your favourite songs from classic to modern!
12th August
Free Admission
  
Longford

SECTION O REVIVAL V Sligo Rovers
Longford Town FC, League of Ireland, football.
We want to see a huge crowd in Section O for the FAI cup match against Sligo Rovers on Saturday, August 12th (KO 7-30pm). We will be organising a pre match meet up in one of the local pubs so that Town fans can congregate ahead of the match. There will be mini busses/taxi's put on and we hope this will only cost around €2 per person out to the ground for anyone who wants to enjoy a few pints before kick off. With the league as good as over, this is our one last chance to make 2017 a special season and go on a cup run. Sligo Rovers are in huge relegation trouble and will be nervous off a slip up here, as supporters we need to make the City Calling Stadium an intimidating place for them to come while backing our lads in the process. The players really want to see and hear you for this big game so we are encouraging everyone following this page to get involved and come over to Section O for this game. It doesn't matter if you've never been in Section O before we will welcome everyone with open arms. Be sure to wear your colours and bring scarfs, flags etc as we want to be seen as well as heard. Tell your friends Section O is back and we want them to join us for this massive game! Now get inviting!
12th August
€2- Various

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