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Cheap and Free Things To Do This Weekend 13-14th October

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Dublin
 
Childrens Art Classes
 
Budding Artists
http://bit.ly/2glH6Tk
Join our ‘budding’ artists, a creative workshop especially for younger children taking place once a month, under the attentive eye of artist Niamh Synnott. Children are encouraged to take a closer look at the natural world all around them to inspire fun art-making activities. Suitable for 4 to 7 year olds.
Time: 11.00am-12.30pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre
Admission: €10. Booking Essential 
 
Family Day
http://bit.ly/2xrbxNL
Our October Family Day in dlr LexIcon is all about celebrating childrens' books and creativity. October is Children's Book Festival month across Ireland. We have the fab author & illustrator duo, Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve for their not to be missed Pug-a-Doodle-Do shows, as well as yoga storytime, comic book workshops, exhibition launch of creativity by local children, music performances, art workshops, exhibition tours, Irish Language craft event as well as the ever popular face painting, balloon modelling and glitter tattoos! Do come along. All events are free.
Admission: Free
 
Open House Dublin:
https://openhousedublin.com/index.php/listings
Open House Dublin (OHD) is Ireland’s largest architecture festival, inviting all citizens to explore their city. It works through a simple but powerful idea: showcasing outstanding architecture for everyone to experience. Buildings that aren’t usually accessible to the public and buildings of architectural merit open their doors for one weekend, with architectural tours provided by expert guides.
Admission: Free
 
Examples of Open House Dublin:
  • Chocolate Factory Creative Community Dublin
https://openhousedublin.com/index.php/tour/chocolate-factory-creative-community-dublin
Henry Williams, a confectioner, and Robert Woods, a merchant, formed Williams & Woods in the mid-1870’s, on the site of the present-day Parnell Street Cinema, then Simpson’s Hospital. Through the latter part of the 1800’s the property extended northwards along Kings Inn Street. In 1908 a fire destroyed the building and in 1910 the new building, one of the first reinforced concrete structures in Dublin, now known as the Chocolate Factory was completed, custom-designed around the jam-making process. Along with this, the factory produced a variety of chocolates & sweets, such as Toblerone & Silvermints. Admission: Free
 
  • Dublin Port Boat Tour
https://openhousedublin.com/index.php/tour/tour-of-dublin-portTake a tour of Dublin Port aboard the St Bridget boat to view the recent development works of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project from the Masterplan 2012–2040.
Admission: Free
 
  • Airbnb Office Tour
https://openhousedublin.com/index.php/tour/airbnb1
Airbnb’s Warehouse on Hanover Quay is a building of architectural and historical interest, previously home to Dublin Trawling Ice & Cold Storage from 1865 to the 1950s and the Raleigh Bicycle Factory from 1954 to 1980. The warehouse was derelict until 2016, until a careful and faithful restoration and renovation was carried out by RKD architects and fitted out by Heneghan Peng. The three stories of the warehouse are designed around a central atrium amphitheatre, which serves as the heart of the building. Meeting rooms that are replicas of listings on the Airbnb platform, with a few iconic Irish inclusions, invite you to travel around the world and across Ireland as you walk through the space. See also Airbnb listings and Plus events.
First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.
Admission: Free
 
ABC Market Drumcondra
http://bit.ly/2yQPn8A
Craft, Vintage, Upcycling, WholeFoods, Resturant, Music, facepainting,Bake 'n Joy at Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market October 14th.
Admission: Free
 
Hike For Mental Health
http://bit.ly/2xqKdiz
Hey Everyone,
We are running a FREE guided hill walk to raise awareness for Mental Health Ireland during Mental Health Week 2017.
This event is free but it is encouraged that those coming on it give a small donation to Mental Health Ireland which can be done online. 
Please email to guarantee a place as places are limited!
Have a great day !
Admission: Free
 
It's Oct-Sober!
http://bit.ly/2y3H3TT
It's Oct-Sober here at The Clockwork Door and we're putting on a host of great activities for everyone! Across two days (Saturday 14 & Sunday 15th) we will be hosting open board games sessions all day long as well Jackbox, a party series of social games that everyone can play using their smart with audience interactivity running from 4pm each day. Saturday evening will see us hosting Stand-up Comedy from 7:30pm while Sundays highlight will be our Rick & Morty themed Publess Quiz running from 7:00pm and a Poetry to close out the night. Goodies and Giveaways running all weekend so come along and get involved! :)
Admission: Free
 
Wicklow
Halloween Activity Morning
http://bit.ly/2y7eNli
Join us for some spooky storytelling and Halloween crafts in Bray Library. Suitable for over 5's, there is no need to book a spot. Costume not mandatory but feel free to be fancy if you wish!
Admission: Free
 
Kildare
Autumn Racing at Naas
http://www.kildare.ie/events/typedetails.asp?EventID=8446
A full flat card with the feature races including the Garnet Stakes, the Bluebell Stakes and the Birdcatcher Premier Nursery Handicap.
Admission: Free
 
Carlow
Mensana Fest - An Gairdín Beo event
http://bit.ly/2y0Dgcb
We are delighted to be a part of Carlow Mensana Fest this October, where we will be hosting a special community café and talk on the role of nature in supporting mental health and wellbeing. Join us Sunday 15th October at 10.30am for our community café followed by a short talk and tour of the garden at 11am.
Admission: Free
 
Action Breast Cancer 5k Walk
http://bit.ly/2y3wJeo
Registration €10.00 in store or on the day.
We will also be running a draw with some fantastic prizes - €2 per line - can be purchased in store. Draw will take place after the walk.
Admission: €10
 
Kilkenny
 
Kilkenny Pumpkin Picking
http://bit.ly/2yPYrud
The Folly Guest House & Farm have come together with Hughes Farming to create Kilkennys first Pumpkin Picking Patch. Come along with your family and friends to pick the perfect pumpkin this year, enjoy scarecrows and witches while playing some old school games. Opens 14th October to 31st October. Located just off the ring road behind Woodies with easy access and parking for your broomsticks. Wellies Advised
Admission: Varies
 
Laois
 
Lisduff Farm
http://www.lisdufffarm.ie/things-to-do/
Lisduff Adventure Farm has a range of amentities and activities for all the family
Go-karts, Indoor & outdoor soccer areas, older children’s outdoor playground, outdoor draughts, outdoor eating area, Duck pond, Mini farm – which includes tractors, enclosed football pitch, picnic areas, outdoor climbing frame, indoor bouncy castles, indoor football pitch, basketball area, large indoor slide, climbing wall and ball pit. Restaurant with 3 party rooms, an adult area with stove, flat screen television and younger child’s small ball-pit. Animal Pens – with cows, calves, ponies, donkeys, sheep, pigs, rabbits etc.
Admission: Adults: Free Children: €8
 
Longford
 
Derrycassin Walks
https://www.irelandsancienteast.com/see-do/walking/linear-walks/derrycassin-walks
The shortest walk, marked in blue dots is the Nature Trail Walk, takes about 30 minutes. This leaves the inner car park, crosses a stone bridge and follows a track. Take a path down to the river and follow the river's edge past the second stone bridge. Keep left towards the beech grove, where you can view the lake and admire the variety of trees and plants in mixed woodland. Turn left at the next junction around the esker hills and return by outward path. Marked in red dots and taking about 45 minutes, this walk follows the track past the map board away from the car park. Pass the site of Derrycassin House (no buildings) and keep along the woodland path with fir trees on your left and spruce on the right.
Admission: Free
 
Louth
 
The Táin Way
https://www.irelandsancienteast.com/see-do/walking/long-distance-way-marked-ways/the-táin-way
Like all places off the beaten track, the Cooley has an aura of agelessness and has become a popular place to escape to, however briefly, and overnight accommodation options are plentiful. The Táin Way is a circular route that loops around Carlingford Mountain (590m) and its western outliers, touching the top of one at Clermont, which has a Bronze Age cairn. Terrain consists mainly of quiet roads, forestry tracks, and open mountain paths, and from the high points the views are spectacularly good, northwards across Carlingford Lough to the Mournes, and southwards down the east coast. Total aggregate ascent is about 1000m, including a few long ascents. Dogs are not permitted on farmland.
Admission: Free
 
 
Meath
 
Storytime with Tatyana Feeney
http://bit.ly/2z78s7m
Tatyana Feeney will be joining us to read her new book 'Socks for Mr Wolf' on Saturday Oct 14th at 2pm. After hearing the story Tatyana will have cutouts of socks for everyone to design a new pair of socks for Mr. Wolf. Suitable for children age 3+
Mr Wolf loves looking good. Mr Wolf loves to dance.
But more than anything in the world Mr Wolf loves his beautiful socks.
Until one day, a hole appears in one … WHAT can he do?
Follow the rather dapper Mr Wolf on a woolly adventure around Ireland as he tries to save his socks!
Admission: Free
 
Antiques & Vintage in Trim
http://bit.ly/2fW2UUQ
The Antiques & Vintage Fair will feature antique and vintage jewellery, art, decor and other items for the home, collectables and quirky curios, rare books, vintage fashion and accessories, and much more.
Admission: €3.50
 
Offaly
 
OFFline Film Festival
https://offline.ticketsolve.com/event-categories/126494220
A film festival dedicated to making and screening quality films in the Irish midlands
Admission: Free
 
Westmeath
 
Singing In The Rain
http://www.mullingarartscentre.ie/index.php/reviews?id=911
The classic Singin’ in the Rain is coming to Mullingar Arts Centre, beloved since the moment it premiered, Singin' in the Rain “pours” down delight, capturing the waning days of the silent screen era as they give way to new-fangled “talkies.” With The Jazz Singer premiere making Hollywood frantic, the studios are forced to suddenly change all the movie-making rules at once, to accommodate sound.
Admission: Varies
 
Wexford
 
Teddy's Day on the Farm
http://entertainment.ie/show-Wexford/Wexford-Arts-Centre/Teddys-Day-on-the-Farm/Family-2805809.htm
Theatre, mime, puppetry and songs bring this story of Eddy the teddy to life, promising to provide fun for all the family. Suitable for children aged 2 - 6 years. 
Admission: Free
 
Clare
 
Ennis Food Festival
http://www.clare.ie/event/ennis-food-festival/
A celebration of food from Ennis, Co Clare and beyond over a busy weekend from 12th to 15th October.  Ennis Food Festival aims to promote quality food and hospitality in Ennis making Ennis town a first class foodie destination.
The festival will see a series of foodie events in Ennis restaurants and food venues, a Gourmet Food Village and a gourmet food trail.
More information, event details and updates about Ennis Food Festival can be found on Facebook Ennis Food Festival, Twitter @EnnisFoodFest.
Admission: Free
 
Cork
 
2017 Munster Maths & Science Family Fair
http://bit.ly/2hWTih1
The seventh Munster Maths and Science Family Fair 2017 will be held on Sunday, 15th October in the Mallow GAA Complex, Carrigoon, Mallow, Co Cork. This one day event is one of the biggest Maths and Science Fairs in Ireland attracting large attendances year on year.
Admission: Free
 
Sober Lane sleep out for Focus Ireland
http://bit.ly/2z6LP34
Sponsorship Cards now available for collection behind the bar.
The sleep out is in Cork on Oct 14th and while it in no way is comparable to actually being homeless, its a good way to raise awareness and money and to be honest feel good that your doing something to help someone else - so sign up pronto
Admission: Free
 
Kerry
 
Small Roads Festival Of Theatre And Dining
http://www.kenmare.ie/events/small-roads-festival-of-theatre-and/
In Kenmare we are building a culture of world class theatre and dining. A regalement of food, drink, drama and comedy. A delectation of captivating stories delightfully portrayed. A festival celebrating that, in this beautiful part of the world, whether enjoying a proud brown cow on a roadside rock, a hare among the sheep in the autumn sunset or a bright new play at the Carnegie, it’s all theatre. Every second of it. Each enthralling moment.
Admission: Varies
 
Limerick
 
Culture & Chips
https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/festivals/culture-chips-eatinthecity
Culture & Chips is back, bigger and better than ever.
Cancel your plans and get on to your people, you won't want to miss this! 
Admission: Free
 
Tipperary
 
Nire Valley Walking Festival Sunday Walks
https://www.facebook.com/events/1925068047747815/
Sunday 15th October 2017. All walks register at Ballymacarbry Community Centre.
B+ walks register from 8.00 to 8.25 am each morning , bus leaves @ 8.30 am sharp. . 
A historical walk of the local Deerpark loop on country lanes taking in the detailed history of the area from one of our local guides. Approx 8kms.
Family Walk (Sunday Only/no fee) a short loop of the Clonanav Loop and Woods suitable for families to enjoy. Registering @ 12.00 at Ballymacarbry Community Centre.
Admission: Free
 
Waterford
 
Well Festival Family Screening
https://www.facebook.com/pg/wellfestivalartswellbeing/events/?ref=page_internal
Join us in Garter Lane Arts Centre for a FREE family screening of 'Inside Out'. Go inside teenager Riley's head and meet her emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust. Riley is struggling to adjust after being uprooted to a new life in San Francisco. When Sadness accidentally gets herself and Joy lost inside the depths of Riley's mind, an emotional rollercoaster ensues. Can Joy and Sadness find their way back and restore order to Riley's emotional state?
Admission: Free
 
Mayo
 
Westport Dog Show
http://bit.ly/2z7T4aU
Dog Show for all breeds and types. Entries on the day.
Admission: Free
 
Castlebar Arts & Crafts Fair at Bridge St.
http://bit.ly/2yQJAje
Castlebar Arts & Crafts Fair will take place at Bridge St. Castlebar. Providing local Artists and Craftworkers with a chance to share their work with you all.
Admission: Free
 
Sligo
 
Beltra County Market
http://www.sligotourism.ie/page/beltra-county-market
Beltra County Market is 15 minutes from Sligo town. It runs every Saturday from 10am - 12 midday, selling fresh baking, savouries, vegetables,eggs and crafts.
Admission: Free
 
Rathcormac Food & Craft Market
http://sligo.ie/event/RATHCORMAC FOOD & CRAFT MARKET/1788
Nestled beneath the iconic Benbulben, Rathcormac's covered Food & Craft Market hosts some of the area's finest craft and artisan food producers, in a lively and colourful atmosphere. A must for any visit to the North West.
Every Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm.     Ample Free Parking.
Admission: Free
 
Leitrim
 
Visit Costello Memorial Chapel
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/county-leitrim/attractions/costello-memorial-chapel/a/poi-sig/1177800/359719
This diminutive place by the corner of the road measures just 5m by 3.6m, making it one of Europe's smallest chapels. It was built in 1877 by Edward Costello, distraught at the early death of his wife Mary. Both husband and wife now rest within the grey limestone interior lit by a single stained-glass window. Their embalmed bodies were placed in lead coffins, which sit on either side of the door. If the door is locked, ask at St George's Heritage Centre for the key.
Admission: Free
 
Galway
 
The Sing Along Social
https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/sing-along-social-2940579973
The Sing Along Social is a zero-commitment choir where friends and strangers gather together to sing along to their favourite tunes. You don't have to practice, you don't need to know the words and you don't even need to be able to sing. 
Admission: €9
 
Flea Style Market
http://thisisgalway.ie/event/flea-style-market/
Galway’s longest running in-door market is back again for October’s event with the best thrifting grounds in Galway!
Delighted to announce to all my lovely thrifters that our next event and thereafter will be taking place in Aras Na Ngael on October 15th! Smaller then the last venue but much prettier and a great little location back Galway’s Westend. 
Admission: Free
 
Madra 5k Doggy Dash
http://thisisgalway.ie/event/madra-5k-doggy-dash/
Come along and run, jog or walk to support MADRA. The 5k route takes you around the Cappagh Park playing fields and through parts of scenic Barna Woods. The course is flat and fast so is perfect for first timers and also a great PB opportunity for the more seasoned runner.
Feel free to bring your furry friend along. Running/walking duos of owners and their dogs will have their own race starting at 12.30pm.
Admission: Free
 
Roscommon
 
Run Walk N Roll 2017
http://bit.ly/2glXtPx
Run Walk N Roll 2017, in its 22nd year in Boyle, will take place on Sunday the 15th of October at 3pm at St. Joseph's Hall Boyle. 
Admission: Free
 
Halloween Crafty Saturdays
http://bit.ly/2z8peDi
Join me at the cottage for some spooky crafts making your own Halloween Decorations and stitch a witch that you will have forever.
Suitable for 8yrs
Admission: Free
 
Antrim 
 
A Musical Spectacular
http://www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Things-To-Do/Events/A-Musical-Spectacular
Featuring the very best of local Co. Antrim talent this spectacular night of music and dance features over 100 performers ranging from 8 to 80 years of age. The evening is hosted by Conor Taggart and his 8 piece Big Band, The Phat Katz, performing Swing classics from Sinatra to Michael Buble.  The Gillian Dougan School of Dancers will take to the stage with their amazing tap and ballet dancing routines and the Thompson Primary School Choir will also appear singing songs from the shows. To round things off the fantastic 40 strong Ballyclare Male Voice Choir will also entertain us, as well as a few surprise guests performances throughout the evening. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of entertainment.
Admission: Varies

Belfast
 
The Irish Vegan Festival
http://www.irishveganfestival.com/the-show/
The Irish Vegan Festival running for the 2nd time at the New Watefront on SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER. A Farplace Animal Rescue charity event.
We will be hosting 100 stalls serving delicious homemade food, healthy drinks, selling quirky clothes and accessories, and speaking to you about their inspiring charities. We will have special guest speakers to engage with you their work and views along with educational documentaries about how our food choices effect our environment, health and animal welfare. 

Our festivals attract 1,500-2,000 people and if you would like to host a stall email Rachael events@farplace.org.uk or Kerri festivals@farplace.org.uk. 
Email us if you would like to help in any way via flyering or volunteering. We offer free entry and soya hotdog to all those who support raising funds for FARPLACE ANIMAL RESCUE.
Admission: £3
 
Cinemagic: Tales At Twilight- Muppet Treasure Island
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/414915
Cinemagic has up with No Alibis Bookstore to offer movie fans a number of early evening Twilight Screenings celebrating book to screen film adaptations. Each screening will be introduced by a local author who will read their favourite passage from the original text! These relaxed, cosy and friendly events will take place in No Alibis and are ideal for story lovers young and old! 
When young Jim Hawkins inherits a long-lost treasure map, he hires a ship, a crew (a Muppet crew at that!) and sets sail for adventure.
Admission: £5
 
Armagh
Armagh parkrun – Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
http://www.armagh.co.uk/event/armagh-parkrun-weekly-free-5km-timed-run-64/
It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.
When is it? Every Saturday at 9:30am. Where is it?
It’s run in Palace Demesne Public Park, Armagh.
Admission: Free
 
Cavan
 
Ed Reavy Trad Music Fest Oct 13-15, 2017
https://www.facebook.com/EdReavyTradFest/
Cavan Town Branch CCÉ present a celebration of the music of Ed Reavy. renowned Irish-American musician & composer of traditional dance tunes. Ed was born in Barnagrove, near Cootehill, Co. Cavan in 1897. He emigrated with his parents to Philadelphia in 1912 and only returned twice to Ireland, first in 1922 and again in 1969. 
Admission: Free
 
Derry
 
Fashion Fest
http://www.visitderry.com/Details/Fashion-Fest-Londonderry-Derry-P63202
Now in its 4th year, Fashion Fest 2017 returns to the city of Derry, where the landmark Fashion Showcase will take place in the historic Guildhall. With the latest the emerging designers sharing a platform with NI’s most recognised designers and a headline celebrity to be announced this is not to be missed.
Admission: £15
 
 
Donegal

Seamus Grant Weekend 2017
http://seamusgrantweekend.com/
The weekend aims to honor the memory of Seamus Grant by celebrating the local music, tradition and culture of Clonmany. Events of the Seamus Grant Weekend will all take place in the small village Clonmany and the surrounding area.
Admission: Free
 
Down
 
Red Squirrel Walks in Slieve Gullion Forest Park
https://www.ringofgullion.org/events/red-squirrel-walks-in-slieve-gullion-forest-park/
As part of Red Squirrel Week 2017, Newry Mourne and Down District Council will be hosting special guided walks at Slieve Gullion Forest Park all based around the loveable red squirrel!
Come and learn all about the wonderful Red Squirrels at these FREE guided walks!
Led by Dave Tosh, these walks will tell you all about the work we are doing to save this much-loved and iconic creature… and hopefully we will see a few too!
Admission: Free
 
Fermanagh
 
The Elvis Spectacular show
http://www.fermanaghomagh.com/event/elvis-spectacular-strule-arts-centre/
The Elvis Spectacular show returns for the third consecutive year to Strule Arts Centre for what promises to be a fantastic night!! Last year’s show had the audience on business!! Combine this with the vocal talents of the  beautiful SWEET SENSATIONS and the superbly talented band and you are in for a night to remember!! Early booking is advised.their feet and shouting for more!!! The show is now in its 20th year! And 2012 European champion Ciaran Houlihan is quite simply the best Elvis performer in the
Admission: £15
 
Waterways Ireland Erne Pike Fishing Classic
http://www.ncffi.ie/new/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Booking-Form-Pike-Classic.pdf
Welcome to the 11th “Waterways Ireland Erne Pike Fishing Classic”
The “Waterways Ireland Erne Pike Fishing Classic” event is organised by Erne Anglers Angling Club in partnership with Waterways Ireland, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and NCFFI. Bank and Boat Fishing Competitions with an estimated prize fund of £11,500! The event will take place over three days from the 13 - 15 October 2017. Friday 13 October - Bank Fishing Competition
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October - Boat Fishing Competitions
Admission: Free to watch
 
 
Monaghan
 
Hen and Little Chick Afternoon Tea
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hen-and-little-chick-afternoon-tea-tickets-38432091420?aff=es2
If you are planning a hen for all the ladies in your life! Explore our Hen and little chick parties, available for all ages, so everyone gets involved! Enjoy private dining in our luxury Willow Room and get ALL the girls together over afternoon tea before your big day! Little chicks can feast on mini afternoon tea with coco milk and treats while your hens can feast on bubbles and fresh pastries and sandwiches! Dainty and unique!
Admission: €8.95 – €19.95
 
Tyrone.
 
Strabane Market
http://www.ireland.com/en-us/events/destinations/northern-ireland/county-tyrone/all/2-67566?type=2&start=14-10-2017&end=15-10-2017
Fresh local produce & street food. Organic meats, artisan breads & cakes. Craft, coffee & much more.
Admission: Free Load More

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