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Cheap and Free Things to do in Ireland this weekend 9-10th September 2017

September 07

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Energia map weekly events 9th- 10th September
 

Dublin

The annual Festival of Food
https://www.facebook.com/events/269546576865995/?active_tab=about
The annual Festival of Food is back at Airfield Estate on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September.
With free admission for everyone over the 2 day festival, you’ll get to engage with over 40 local food producers and enjoy the very best of Irish food and drink.
We’ll have lots of fun activities for all the family based around the theme - Food Literacy: Unearthing the Knowledge Gap including:Face painting,Kids craft hubs,Family games,Foraging walks Over the 2 day festival, you’ll get to engage with local food producers and enjoy the very best of Irish food and drink over a weekend packed with fun activities for all the family all based around the theme Food Literacy: Unearthing the Knowledge Gap.
Open from 9.30am to 5pm (last admission 4pm).
Free Admission
9th September
  
Zero Waste Festival, Inchicore
Talks and workshops across the city.
http://zerowastefestival.ie/
 
Nepal Ireland Day, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park
Celebrate Nepalese culture
http://www.nepalireland.org/

Dogs Aid Dog Parade!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/DogsAidDogsForRehoming/events/?ref=page_internal
This year is the 30th anniversary of Dogs Aid!
During that time, Maggie has rehomed thousands of dogs. To celebrate this, we are inviting you to our Dog Reunion at the Red Stables in St Anne's park on Sunday 10th September at 2pm.
We understand that many of our supporters won't be able to make it on the day, but we are asking you to support us by registering with the link below. (€10 or €5 unwaged)
As well as a short parade around the park, we will be having a raffle and prizes for the waggiest tail, most unusual name, most dubious crossbreed and more!
As we are 100% voluntary all the funds raised will go towards looking after the animals in our care, which includes a cattery and a very busy clinic on a Tuesday night.
Without Maggie and her team of dedicated volunteers, our dogs would have had no hope of a second chance. She has spent half her life looking after our four-legged friends, so let's say a big thank you!
All dogs welcome!
€10 or €5 donations encouraged
10th September
 
Lucan Family Fun Day
https://www.facebook.com/lucanfestivalire/
Welcome to the lucan festival 9th annual family fun day. Lots to do rafting down the weir, bouncy castle for the children face painting, balloon shapes. International food stalls. The Philippines Mexico Spain Thai Hungarian and a few more. 2 stages with live performances with local talent and some international performance. Local business craft stalls some charity stalls the big duck race a family favourite. Please remember to keep lucan village tidy please bin your litter we have bin located in the village. Most important enjoy the day this is your festival. Finally traffic management please check the Facebook for traffic restrictions.
10th September
Free
 
Wicklow

Family day and car boot sale

https://www.facebook.com/pg/AvondaleGAA/events/?ref=page_internal
BBQ , wheel of fortune , car boot sale , foot darts , face painting , bouncy castle. Hosted by Avondale Gaa

Fairytale Family Funday

https://www.facebook.com/pg/StagebratzStarz/events/?ref=page_internal
Fairytale Family Funday Date: Saturday 9th September Time: 1pm-4pm Venue: Roundwood Parish Hall - Come meet some of your favourite characters: Minions, Storm Troopers, Princesses, Pirates, Paw Patrol, Mickey & Minnie Mouse and more - Try some Fairytale Delights from Mad Hatters Treat Corner - Make your own Poison Apple or Monster Cupcakes - Design your own Superhero Mask or Magic Wand/Sword - Visit Belle for Storytime in Belle’s Book Corner - Prizes for Best Dressed Fairytale Characters - Magical Fairy Corner, Tattoos, Face Painting, Name the Teddy, Guess the Sweets in the Jar, Tombola and much more! - Monster Raffle – enter our Amazing Raffle to win some Super Prizes! Come along to our Magical Funday - A fun event for all the family from young to the young at heart. Free Entry Hosted by Stagebratz Starz Showchoir
9th september
Free admission
 
 
Wexford
Taste of Wexford Farmers Market at the Ashdown Park Hotel
http://www.visitwexford.ie/events/taste-of-wexford-farmers-market
The Ashdown Park Hotel in Gorey hosts this monthly farmers market on the second Sunday of each month. The market is fullof wonderful artisan food made by local Wexford producers.
The Ashdown Park has its own Redmond Farm which produces Bord Bia award-winning beef alongside vegetables, herbs and salads for the hotel's kitchens. Understanding the importance food can play along with its provence and quality, the concept for the Taste of Wexford Farmers market was born.
Come along to discover the fantastic Taste of Wexford for yourself.
Sunday 10th September
Free admission
 
 
Kildare
The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival
http://www.hardlystrictlyacoustic.com/festival-about.html
The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival is back for the 4th year in a row and we are bringing you superb original live music. Having previously been held in Naas, Racecourse, the Marquee @ The Ivy and many other locations this with names such as Paddy Casey, The 4 Of Us, Ryan O’Shaughnessy and more, this year The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival has teamed up with the wonderful Wild Food Festival to bring you music live at The Harbour, Naaswith the festivities continuing into the evening in two of Naas’ most popular eateries; PS Coffee Roasters and upstairs at FATE Restaurant. Saturday 9th September will see the Wild Food Festival return to The Harbour in Naas from 12-6PM where an eclectic host of artists will entertain the masses from the jetty on the water. See the likes of indie–shimmer pop band Montauk Hotel, the energetic Vagabonds & Thieves, Davie Furey, Keith Plunkett, Olivia Burke & more perform against this picturesque backdrop.
Later that evening upstairs in FATE at 8PM you can see Kildare’s finest reggae infused folk-rock band Bunoscionnplay an epic live set with special guest Sina Theil.
From the 7th-10th September
Tickets vary from event to event €10-€20
 

Limerick
Elemental, Limerick Arts Festival
https://www.elementalfestival.com/
Elemental, Limerick Arts Festival, encompasses the arts in all their guises, including but not limited to:visual art, street theatre, music, crafts, forgotten skills, youth theatre, comedy, print, acrobatics, film, photography.The title, Elemental, relates to the fact that all the elements of Nature - earth, fire, water, air and metal, are the jump-off point for the festival. We want to place special emphasis on the people of Limerick, given that they are one of the key elements, without which there would be no festival. All the elements will be represented in the type of acts and performers we are inviting. We want to place special emphasis on the people of Limerick, given that they are one of the key elements, without which there would be no festival. All the elements will be represented in the type of acts and performers we are inviting.
Elemental Limerick Arts and Culture Festival will take place in September 2017 in Limerick City. The festival will encompass the arts in all their guises.
9th- 10th September
Pricing Varys some free events some have charge.
 
 
Galway
Gort Community Market
https://www.facebook.com/Gort-Community-Market-700556940128994/
Come join your community for a day of music, local arts, crafts, and books, food, archery, and more!! FREE entry. Sunday 10th September in the (hopefully) sun-filled garden (every 2nd Sunday of a month!). Entrance through the green gates on Loughrea Road. Bring a book to swap on our swap shelf. If you want a space to sell call Sarah on 086-1081007 or Sibylle on 086-2508985.
Sunday 10th September
Free

Cuddle a Kitten with Galway Cat Rescue

https://www.facebook.com/PetmaniaGalway/
Cuddle a Kitten with Galway Cat Rescue and find out everything you need to know about owning a Cat. 
Help Galway Cat Rescue build cat shelters for the winter months and help house Galway's feral cat population in comfort this winter.
Find out how you can offer a forever home to a needy kitten. 
More details to follow.
9th September
Admission Free
 
Cork
September Coffee Morning
https://www.facebook.com/pg/basicmanners/events/?ref=page_internal
We at The Bark Park are excited to be hosting our September Dog Park Coffee Morning on Sunday the 10th of September! The Dog Park morning will take place between 10am-11.30am. Barkers and their families are invited to join us for an hour and a half of play-time.This is a great opportunity to see all of what our centre can offer you and your dog! Sara and Eve will be on hand to offer advice and to answer any questions. Price is €10 per dog. Tea & Coffee will be served. All dogs attending must have passed an initial trial day with us at The Bark Park. Dogs must be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with their kennel cough vaccine. Owners are responsible for their own dogs whilst attending the Dog Park Morning. We ask that you ensure your dog is behaving in a social manner at all times. We also ask that owners please clean up after your dog as we always have lots of kids in attendance.
€10
10th September
 

Dripsey Funday / Hills Challenge 2017
https://www.facebook.com/pg/dripseyfunday/events/?ref=page_internal
Dripsey Community Association and Dripsey Tidy Towns are hosting a 6km Dripsey Hills Challenge/ Fun Run Followed by a Fun Day in aid of Dripsey Community Association and Dripsey Tidy Towns. It will be a great day to spend with family, friends and neighbours while raising money for a our community. The day kicks off with the 6km Dripsey Hills Challenge, registration starting at 12.00 and race commencing at 1.00pm sharp. Afterwards there will be a BBQ provided by the Weigh Inn Bar, bouncing castle, face painting, games, races and lots more for both young and old. There will be open air music from 3pm and to finish off the day we have a trad session in the Bar afterwards from 7pm. ALL WELCOME
10th September
Free to various
 
Belfast
Food & Record Fair
https://www.facebook.com/pg/BullittBelfast/events/?ref=page_internal  
Head to the Bullitt courtyard on Sunday 10th September and check out our stalls selling an amazing slection of second-hand and vintage records, craft beers, Irish charcuterie, wagyu beef, fresh vegetables, tasty teas and our very own range of treats from Taylor & Clay. We'll have a range of sellers on the day
10th September
Free admission
 
Community Open Day
https://www.facebook.com/pg/LoweChurch/events/?ref=page_internal
Our annual Community Open Day is back!! There will be lots of activies including inflatable rides, Phil's Farm and lots of other things to keep you busy! 
All activities are free, but just bring a few pounds for a burger and a pancake!
9th September
Free Admission
 
Down
Autumn Market
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ndcraftcollective/about/?ref=page_internal
The North Down Craft Collective will be welcoming in the new season at their Autumn market on Saturday 9th September.
Join your favourite artisan makers and food producers along with a fantastic bunch of new guests for a relaxing day browsing, catching up and meeting the makers.
This month the North Down Craft Collective will be supporting cancer support and awareness charity - Here I Am.
Check the website for further information....
www.northdowncraftcollective.com
9th September
Free admission.
 
Derry
The Carnival of Colours 2017
https://www.facebook.com/inyourspacecircus/
In Your Space Circus Proudly Presents: The Carnival of Colours 2017 9th and 10th September This year is our 10th Birthday and we are having a PARTY!!! So excited to bring some shiny, new, amazing circus acts to your faces... along with a few extra surprises!! If you've never heard; The Carnival of Colours is a two day circus, music and arts festival which showcases local and international circus, theatre, arts and music talent! All taking place in the grassy grounds of St. Columb's Park, Derry/Londonderry. If you would like to get involved please contact In Your Space Circus
9th – 10th September
Free- Various

Fermanagh

Free Fat Burning Circuit Class Taster Event

https://www.facebook.com/pg/active4healthCIC/events/?ref=page_internal
Join us for Free Circuit Class taster session in 3G pitch, Lurganboy Park (Weather permitting). This is the rescheduled event from August, Limited to 24 places only. Please advise if Interested/Going
9th September
Free
 
Tyrone

3rd Annual Patsy Mullan Tractor Run

https://www.facebook.com/pg/An-Taite-Riabhach-GAC-800347593440038/events/?ref=page_internal
The 3rd Annual Patsy Mullan Tractor Run will attract a large variety and of participating tractors from vintage style led out by Patsy's very own Ford 4000 to the modern New Holland models valued in excess of £75,000. There were over 100 participants last year with food ob sale on the day for the spectators and plenty of grub for the participants- also there will be numerous prizes and categories - hopefully we will be blessed with good weather as per the first 2 years
10th September
Free- Various  
 
Clare
Burren Peaks Weekend of Walking Festival
http://www.clare.ie/event/burren-peaks-walking-festival/
Burren Peaks Weekend of Walking Festival promises you a real taste of the Burren and offers guided hill and lowland walks varying in distance and grade catering for all walkers. Enjoy walking in this wonderfully rich unique limestone pavement with its Karst landscape, grykes, clints, paths, and green trail roads… the land of the fertile rock with its precious and delicate terrain.
The Burren Peaks Walking Festival is a fantastic way to explore the Burren landscape in a safe and friendly manner.
8th – 10th September
Free
  
Monaghan

Irish Bog Snorkelling Championship

https://www.facebook.com/bogsnorkelling/
Blayney Academy are proud to be co-hosting this years annual Bog Snorkelling Championship at Alice's Loft & Cottages in Doohamlet. This promises to be a great family day out with assault courses, facepainting, barbecue and much more. Not forgetting the chance to be crowned fastest bog snorkeller 2017.
 9th September
Free to watch 
 
Kerry
The Baby Market Killarney 10th September
https://www.facebook.com/TheBabyMarketIreland/
Join us at the Brehon Hotel Sunday September 10th from 12 noon to 2pm for a buying and selling extravaganza. Expect in excess of 20 stalls brimming with all things infant, child and maternity accompanied by an exclusive selection of local businesses displaying their baby related goods and services. Why not make it a family day out and bring the gang along? With Gymboree Kerry and Clay Fun providing entertainment for your little ones on the day (and some downtime for dads!), as well as dozens of deals to be had, it’s a market not to be missed! Or on the other hand if your smallies are not so small anymore and you find your house (our yourself) crying out for a major de clutter of all things baby child and maternity why not book a stall? Or use our Drop off Service where we can organise your pre loved baby goods be sold on your behalf! Contact us now to book a stall or any further information on our Kerry Markets: info@babymarket.ie. Entrance fee: €3 per adult, €5 for two, kids free and don't forget Click GOING and SHARE this event with your friends to be in with a chance to win FREE EARLY ENTRY for you and a friend!
September 10th
Entrance fee: €3 per adult, €5 for two, kids free and don't

 
Waterford

MUSICAL THEATRE COMPETITION On The Square.

https://www.facebook.com/DungarvanGreenwaySepFest/
For all you Musical Theatre Lovers. Each person must perform a Song from a Musical. Please submit your entry at the Dungarvan Tourist Office. 5 euro per Entry. Minimum age to enter is 10years. Maximum age is 20years. 1st prize -250 euro. 2nd Prize 100 euro 3rd Prize 50 euro. All prizes come with 2 Tickets for Dungarvan Town Pantomime Beauty & The Beast 2017.
€5 entry Free to watch
10th September

Charity Cycle, Waterford Greenway
Multiple starting points - fun for all the family
https://www.facebook.com/DOCMemorialCycle/


West meath
Family Fun Day
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Westmeath-Food-Network-123310247825296/events/?ref=page_internal
A FREE fun day out for the family!
Lots of local food and craft producers on site, good coffee, live music, free activities for the children, Mullingar Town Band, Face Painting, Storytelling....bring your picnic blankets and spend the afternoon!
10th September
Free Admsision
 
Louth
Annual Knockbridge Vintage Day
https://www.facebook.com/pg/knockbridgevintage/events/?ref=page_internal
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY DECLAN NERNEY
Steam Engines | Sheep Racing | Horse Ploughing | Flower Arranging | Vintage Car and Tractor Display | Vintage Threshing | Working Area | Craft Area | Dog Show | Trade Stands | Novelty Events | Cookery Demonstrations | Cookery Demonstrations | Vintage Fashion Show | Childrens Corner | Puppet Shows | Animal Farm | MUCH MUCH MORE!!!
Guaranteed to be a fun day out for all the family
All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to local charities
For more information contact 087 220 4261 / 087 976 3355 or send us a message on Facebook
10th September
Free – Various Donations encouraged
 
 
Offlay

Breakfast flyin and open day

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ormand-flying-club-164303499070/events/?ref=page_internal
Ormand flying club are hosting our annual breakfast flyin and open day. The day gives pilots from all over the country an opportunity to fly into our grass 585m grass strip and enjoy the famous Birr breakfast. We also very much want to meet anyone interested in learning how to fly and join our club. Weather permitting there will be opportunities for people who are thinking about learning to experience a flight in our club aircraft
10th September
Free

Rashina Field Day, Offaly 
https://www.facebook.com/RashinaVintage/

Mayo
Food  Fleadh Market – Ballina  
http://www.northmayo.ie/food-fleadh-ballina/
Food Fleadh Ballina is known for its intimate, friendly atmosphere, great food and fun events for adults and children alike. Visitors can expect the best that Mayo has to offer with locally produced artisan foods, cookery demonstrations, tasting and best of live music. Food businesses in attendance will include some of the fine dining businesses in the region such as Belleek Castle, Luskin’s Bistro and Wine Bar as well as local foragers and artisan producers. The full programme of events for the weekend, including the Food Fleadh Market.
Postponed to the 8th \9th September
Free Various
 
Donegal

Flight of the Earls Weekend

https://whatsondonegal.com/flight-of-the-earls-weekend/  
410th Anniversary Weekend
Rathmullan: Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September 2017
 Enjoy a rich cultural experience in the heart of Rathmullan … following the trail of the Earls through mainland Europe 10 years after they departed Rathmullan’s Shores.The anniversary weekend will feature traditional and folk music in the local pubs and cafes, historical tours of Rathmullan, Spanish and Italian themed food events.There will be a talk focusing on the Earls 10 years on from their departure from Rathmullan. The Flight of the Earls Exhibition will be open upstairs at An Bonnan Bui Restaurant.The weekend will finish on Sunday Night with a Ceili Dance and the Great Earls Tea Party in the Ray Community Centre.
8th – 10th September
Free- Various
 
Carlow

Sensational Kids Fairy Event For Charity

https://www.baby-and-child.com/fairy
We support with children of all abilities, including those with additional needs, by providing vital affordable and accessible Early Intervention & Assessment services, such as speech & language and occupational therapy.
Last year we took 725 children from around Ireland off public waiting lists into our early intervention services, saving families €102,623 in speech & language and occupational therapy fees. Since opening our doors at our child development centre, over 4,000+ children have benefited from our intervention services.
Your support for this fundraising event will help us continue and expand our essential early intervention services for children of all ages and all abilities, by positively impacting their physical, mental, social, emotional and sensory needs.
TICKETS INCLUDE
Craft Activity for every ticket holder to take home
Train Ride Trail with lots of surprises and characters along the way
Admission into The Maze of Ireland
Free hot chocolate voucher for the onsite restaurant with each ticket
Free onsite car parking
TICKET INFORMATION
This is a ticketed only event and tickets must be purchased online
Babies under 12 months are free of charge
A limited number of Wheelchair accessible tickets are available during ALL time slots
Dedicated Special Needs Times are available at 9am and 9.30am each day with reduced numbers and quieter music in the festival area.
We advise early booking to avoid disappointment
Children Under 12months go Free Adults €13/ children €13
9th- 10th september
 
Tipperary
Tipp's Got Talent Auditions  
https://www.facebook.com/tippsgottalent/
Tipps Got Talent has become an annual talent competition run in conjunction with Tipperary Excel & Tipperary Musical Society. The competiton is open to all acts 10yrs+. Auditons will take place in the Art Gallery, Tipperary Excel on Saturday, September 9th. This year we have a prize fund of €1000; meaning there is a cash prize for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Application forms are available from Tipperary Excel or pm your interest on the TGT facebook page. The entry fee per act is €10
€10 entry fee.
9th September
 
 
Meath
Sandyachting Championships
http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/whats-on/52nd-european-sandyachting-championships-laytown-bettystown-beach
The Best Sandyacht pilots in Europe who have qualified to represent their countries will compete against each other along the Meath Coastline to find the European Champion.
During the event based at Laytown, 12 European titles will be decided during this exiting and spectacular week long sporting event on the beaches of Co.Meath.Spectators are welcome to come along and view this unique event where competitors from Europe and further afield will display their skills in piloting these wind powered craft. Ireland last hosted this event in 1983 and the beautiful beaches of Co.Meath look forward to welcoming the international competitors to The Boyne Valley Region.
10th -15th September
Free to Watch
 
 
Kilkenny

LIVE TRAD WITH WALLOP THE CAT

http://visitkilkenny.ie/wallop_the_cat_at_matt_the_millers
John and Matt have been gigging on the ballad and trad scene for many years. John spent most of his time on the London and UK music circuit. Matt has played mostly on the Irish circuit. Since joining forces in 2001 they have covered most of Ireland and travel to the UK frequently. There music can only be explained as Irish ballads, trad and folk with a twist of american country.
Time and Date: 
Daily at 6.30pm
Venue: 
Matt the Millers, John St
 
Laois

Free Fitness Weekend

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheKilleshinHotel/events/?ref=page_internal
 The Killeshin Hotel & Leisure Club, Portlaoise
We are Só excited to invite you to our health and fitness weekend here at Zest @ The Killeshin, come and join in the family fun with activities, hourly classes and healthy food samples. Special guests and much much more to be announced
9th September
Free.  
 
 
Longford

Parish parkrun II

https://www.facebook.com/Longford-parkrun-1767208576834752/
Oh yes Parish parkrun is back due to popular demand.This is the run that spread word of parkrun right throughout the county last year. Last year we wanted 10 participants from each parish of Longford taking part... this year the aim is to get 20 yes 20 participants from each parish running or walking parkrun. Don't forget parkrun is for people of every ability. Calling on people of:Dromard, Killoe, Mullingachta, Longford Town, Newtownforbes, Newtown Cashel, Granard, Abbeylara, Colmcille, Mostrim, Kenagh, Ardagh, Carrickedmond, Ballinalee, Stonepark, Drumlish, Ballinamuck, Shroid, Ballymahon, Legan, Lanesboro, Moydow and Killashee. Sorry if I left a parish out. Not from Longford?? Gather 10/20 from your parish and come along and have the craic like last year. To grow our lovely community event I've booked the Rugby Club in Longford as our post run coffee house for that morning due to the expected high numbers. Come along at a discount and enjoy your community's company for longer. Share share share and tag tag tag.
9th September
Free
 
Armagh
Family Fun Day
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Darkley-Rural-Community-Group-1740546132886260/events/?ref=page_internal
Darkley Rural Community Group will celebrate 180 Years of Darkley Village by holding a Family Fun Day, Vintage Rally and Townland Challenge. A fantastic fun day for all the family!
9th September
Free
 
Cavan
NYAH cross-border trad music weekend 8-10 September
http://www.thisiscavan.ie/fun/article/nyah-cross-border-culture-weekend-9-10-september
From 8-10 September, the Nyah Comhaltas will be present a weekend of traditional music and dance which celebrates the music that unites all corners of the island of Ireland.
Ireland is a multi-hued tapestry composed of the threads of its people. The rich and varied traditions of this land add to the vibrancy and colour of that tapestry.
Those traditions are the music, songs, dances and stories of all who dwell in her. Throughout the ages Ireland has grown with each addition, but there have also been divisions. What divides us, an adherence to tradition, is also what will bring us together and this is most apparent in an number of North/South initiatives. The most recent manifestation of this is the co-operation between the Northern Ireland Funding scheme & Creative Ireland in bringing together communities from both sides of the border in a celebration of what makes us unique and binds us together.
Music, as we say, is a universal language that speaks to all races and creeds. The latest NYAH County Cavans Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann's project aims at harnessing that language to unite.
The project will bring musicians and singers from the North's two main traditions together in a three day celebration of music with the intention of showing that there is much more common ground than they imagined. It also offers a showcase for some of the finest local, national and International traditional music talent.
8th – 10th September
Free- Various
 
Letrim
A&C Country Jiving provides a professional dance class for your hen party
http://www.mycarrick.ie/to-do/arts-and-entertainment/503/A%26C-Country-Jiving
A&C Country Jiving provides a professional dance class for your hen party filled with plenty of fun and laughter.  Learn to jive with Annette and Colin, two young energetic dance teachers.  We will ensure that your hen party will leave our class ready for a night of jiving on the town and you can be sure to show off your fancy jiving moves on the dance floor at the wedding.
A bottle of bubbly is provided and also the bride goes FREE!!!!!!!!  The venue is in the town centre.
Hen parties are more than welcome to come dressed in their country style gear such as a check shirt, blue jeans and boots.  This is optional for your group.
Just contact us to arrange a time that is suitable for your hen party.
We also provide private first dance classes for the bride and groom on their wedding day, include your bridal party in the dance lessons to keep the dance floor alive all night.
Any time
Bride goes Free!
 
 
Sligo
CANNONBALL, on Saturday 9 Sept at 6.30pm!
http://www.sligotourism.ie/page/cannonball-9-sept-at-6-30pm
190 supercars and novelty cars, free family festivals, celebrities, over 1000km of Irish open roads, almost €900,000 raised for Irish charities and the awesome sight of over 160,000 excited spectators coast to coast waving chequered flags from September 8th -10th 2017.On Saturday, September 9th at 6.30pm, CANNONBALL is coming back to Sligo with the support of Sligo County Council, Sligo BID and Purple Flag. Top mark cars including McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce and Bentley will blaze a trail through Dublin, Kinsale, Limerick, Galway Plaza, Claremorris, Sligo, Mullingar and Moneygall with a dramatic finish line in Kilkenny but this year, for the first time, the supercar spectacle will be preceded by some EPIC free family fun.  The Hone Energy Transformer Truck is a gigantic mobile rig coming from The Netherlands to Ireland for the first time ever.  The rig transforms into a three-story children's play zone including crawling tubes, rope ladders, a network of tunnels, slides, a stage, a ball pit, transparent floors, screens and a fog machine!  Hone, the revolutionary new renewable energy provider, is the CANNONBALL main headline Sponsor for 2017.Also headlining this year and taking to the streets ahead of the Cannonball convoy are the Audionetworks Action Heroes and Robots.   Transformer supercar legend Bumblebee will be body popping and meeting fans along with his co-star, the 12ft Robot Ted and action hero Batman.  Optimus Prime will also join the Cannonball Conboy this year in his gigantic 'vehicle mode'!The Cannonball Official Grid Girls and Brazillian Dancers will set temperatures soaring and the Monster Truck will have fire breathers and some great tunes to get the party started and some great free giveaways.  Doc and Marty McFly will be Back to the Future this year in the fully kitted out Delorean and the notorious NYPD, German Polizei, Fr Willie and colourful Cannonballers in crazy costumes add to the melee.  It is an unmissable and totally unique free family day out.Thousands are expected to line the streets of Sligo this year at 6.30pm on September 9th as the Cannonball Official Finish Line for Day 2 in the town centre. Spectators can get up close and personal with 190 of the finest cars on the planet and enjoy the unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for. Drivers will rest up in Sligo overnight with over 350 bed nights books for the crew and drivers alone.  Spectators are also expected to flock to the town from neighbouring counties. Now in its ninth year, CANNONBALL has raised almost €900,000 for Irish Charities and this year, proceeds will go to Make-a-Wish Ireland.Cannonball has always had a star-studded celebrity following including former Miss World Rosanna Davison and husband Wes Quirke, Models Roz Lipsett, Hazel O Sullivan, Georgia Salpa, Emma Quinlan, Holly Carpenter, Roz Purcell and many more.  BRUNO MARS even showed up one year to join Shane Lynch for a quick pit stop in Cork!  Ryan Tubridy, Eoghan McDermott, Glenda Gilson, Nicky Byrne, Soap Stars Ryan and Adam Thomas, Miriam O Callaghan, An Taoiseach and Former President Mary Robinson have all dropped the famous chequered flag and this year will not disappoint in the celeb stakes!CANNONBALL is the brainchild of Kildare Businessman and AB Signs proprietor, Alan Bannon and the benefit to the Irish economy of this event is estimated at €2,567,000 per year.  With 2 National Awards and 4 nominations this year, this Supercar event shows no signs of slowing down and is now gearing up for the US in October and Japan in 2019.Hone, the revolutionary new renewable energy provider, is the CANNONBALL main headline Sponsor for 2017.  Also headlining is Ireland’s leading event entertainment agency; Audionetworks and AMA Music Agency.   Cannonball official partners include Manhattan Popcorn, Advance Security, Krystle, Top Oil, Asystec, Mellett Electrical, Supermacs, Autokey, Karl Goodwin Motors, Monster, AB Signs and StitchMagic.See www.cannonball.ie for further details, routes and events.
9th September
Free
 
Roscommon
The Boyle Parkrun 
http://www.localendar.com/public/unabhantourism
The Boyle Parkrun will take place as usual this Saturday morning at 9.30am in Lough Key Forest Park.
The Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5k event in Lough Key Forest Park.
All you have to do is register (www.parkrun.ie) and print your barcode to bring with you so that your time will be recorded.
It’s all inclusive, it doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are, it’s all about getting out there and enjoying the exercise, the atmosphere and the view!!
Follow the path to the zipit hut and you’ll see the signs to the start of our parkrun.
Words courtesy of Brian Nerney (Boyletoday.com)
9th september
Free
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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