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1.Dublin

Festival of Food
https://www.festivaloffood.ie/
When: 7th-8th September
The Festival of Food is a sustainable food and zero waste festival. With Artisan & Street Food, kitchen demos, live music and much more. This family focused weekend will take place in Airfield’s award-winning food and farm destination. All food vendors will only use compostable or recyclable food containers and festival goers have been asked to bring their own Tupperware. With over 50 producers showcasing the very best of locally produced goods, it is set to be a wonderful event for all.
Admission: Free
 
Cabinteely Carnival

https://events.dlrcoco.ie/event/cabinteely-carnival-2019
When: 8th September
The annual Cabinteely Carnival is back and will take place in front of Cabinteely House. With circus performers, many activities and a chance to learn some of your own circus skills, this carnival has something for everyone! Also, there on the day will be a bouncy castle, an Antique Carousel, Face painters, Stilt Walkers and mime artists.
Admission: Free
 
Happening Balbriggan

http://www.happenings.ie/events/234/la-la-land-millponds-park-balbriggan
When: 7th September
Happenings and Our Balbriggan are delighted to bring La La Land, one of the biggest films of the last 10 years, to the big screen. The film will start when it’s dark enough so around 8:45pm. Gates open from 7:30pm. There will be food vendors selling some delicious foods that you can eat while enjoying the movie. Don’t forget to bring your picnic blanket and lots of layers as we know all about the Irish weather.
Admission: Free
 
2. Waterford

Waterford Harvest Festival
When:  6th - 8th September
http://www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie/events
Eleven years in the running, the Waterford Harvest Festival returns for another year to fill the streets with people who make good food great. Throughout the 3 days there will be a wide selection of both free and priced events for all the family including cooking and tasting demos, yoga sessions and plenty of music - all in the heart of Waterford city.
Admission: From Free
 
3.  Galway

John Conneely Inc.
https://thisisgalway.ie/event/john-conneely-inc-7/
Looking for something to round up your weekend? Why not consider heading to the Roisin Dúbh this Sunday night for a performance by John Conneely Inc. The act consists of a 10-piece band that shuffle all musical genres that span decades. You’ll hear everything from big band arrangements like Django Reinhardt and Nina Simon to more recently contemporary music from the 80s and 90s. A great way to finish off the weekend.
Admission: €6
 
4.  Mayo

Mayo Street Food Festival
https://mayostreetfoodfest.com/
When: 8th September
This Sunday in the new location of Bridge Lane, the 3rd annual Mayo Street Food Festival returns for another year in showcasing the best of what Mayo’s food scene has to offer. Throughout the day there will be displays from top class local chefs with plenty of music and entertainment along the way. This event is part of Taste the Ireland.
Admission: Free
 
5.  Louth

The Cattleboat
https://www.cattleboat.com/
When: 7th September
Following the success of last year, head down to the Spirit Store from midday to try a selection of food and cuisines as part of this year’s Cattleboat. This year there will be two food trucks with the bar open to offer tea and coffee. Entertainment will be provided on the day. Entry is free this year where everyone is welcomed based on a first come, first served policy as capacity is limited.
Admission: Free
 
6. Limerick

The Soul’s Journey
https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/art-exhibitions/souls-journey
When: Starting 7th September
An exhibition of paintings and sculptures will be opened by artist Brian Maguire this coming Saturday in Friars Gate Theatre at 7pm, a free event for everyone to come along to. The artwork displayed at the exhibition will be inspired by Maguire’s own life will incorporate elements of his own life, including his love for Buddasim and more. The event exhibition title ‘The Souls Journey’ comes from the name I given to a series of three paintings he in 2018. An intriguing event, not to be best!
Admission: Free
 
7. Wexford

Preab Meadar
 https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873607463
When: 7th September
The Presentation Centre Enniscorthy is hosting an exciting music event  by two very talented and respected performers Daire Ó Breacáin and Lorcán Mac Mathúna. Their music is inspired by metrical techniques of Old Irish Poetry which they have processed and developed over the last 4 years. Their duet of voice and fiddle is, exciting, unexpected and refreshing which has allowed the duo to play their best.
Admission: Adult €10, child €7.50
 
8.  Roscommon

Flavours from the Heart of Ireland Food & Drink Fair
https://www.discoverireland.ie/whats-on/flavours-from-the-heart-of-ireland-food-drink-fair/520480
When: 7th - 8th September
Now in its 4th year, the Heart of Ireland Food and Drink Fair returns for another year of fun for everyone. The fair, which was launched in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Strokestown Agricultural show in 2016 has been growing in popularity each year and this year is no exception. During the weekend there will be over 50 food products and chef demonstrations as well as many classes with horses, ponies and dog shows as well as a new All Ireland competition for the Original Irish Draught Horse. There will also be a team of volunteers throughout the 2 days to assist visitors and answer questions.
Admission: €10
 
9. Cork

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival
https://www.atasteofwestcork.com/
When: 6th-15th September
A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is back and has an action-packed programme for the whole family! With the much-loved traditional open air street food and craft market, interactive workshops, food demonstrations and tastings, themed nights in restaurants, traditional music sessions and much more!
Admission: Free
 
10. Wicklow

Victorian Field Day
https://www.enniskerryfestival.ie/index.html?anchor=activities
The Victorian Field Day is back and it's bigger and better than ever. This year the children’s area has been expanded where there will be loads of bouncy castles, bungee trampolines, pony rides and so much more.
For the grown-ups they will have the opportunity to browse the Craft and Art Fair, admire the selection of vintage cars and dine at the food village. Free parking available.
When: 8th September
Admission: Adults €10, Kids go free
 
11. Belfast

Sensory Day - Belfast Zoo
http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/news-and-events/events/Events-5125.aspx
When: 7th September
Following the success of its first Sensory Day in 2018, Belfast Zoo is delighted to once again host Sensory Day in 2019. This is a special day which allows visitors on the autism spectrum and those with other sensory requirements to enjoy a day out to the zoo in a stress-free environment. There will be Mini Explorers and trained professionals throughout the day to assist parents as well as offer tips on therapeutic sensory play and activities. Activities throughout the day will include fast track entry, baby bonding areas and animal- themed sensory play.
Admission: From €6.50 for children and seniors.
 
12. Clare

IFI Family Festival
https://glor.ie/events/ifi-family-festival-2019/
When: 7th September
Taking place in glór Ennis, the IFI family festival is back with a selection of new films from around the world for young audiences.  Children from as young as the age of 4 can enjoy a selection of feature films and short films which explores stories about family life, school, friendships and more.
Admission: €4
 
13. Cavan

Mullagh Fair Day 2019
http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/whats-on/mullagh-fair-day-2019
When: 08th September
The Mullagh Fair Day takes place this Sunday with a wide range of activities for all the family, both young and old. On the day there will be entertainment and music along the streets, with an impressive vintage car display and a craft and farmers market. There will also be opportunities for local farmers to see their cattle, horses, pigs and sheep. A day not to be missed.
Admission: Free
 
14. Derry

Walled City Market
https://www.visitderry.com/Details/Walled-City-Market-Londonderry-Derry-P83676
When: 7th September
This Saturday head along to the Guildhall Square where they welcome the very best of artisan traders. There will be everything from homemade jams, chutneys & sauces, artisan breads & cakes, a range of organic meat and of course some sweet treats. There will also be children’s entertainment and live music.
Admission: Free
 
15. Kerry

Dingle Tradfest 2019
https://www.shannonferries.com/page/events-in-september/80
When: 6th - 9th September
Now in its 8th year, Dingle’s Tradfest returns for another weekend of great Irish music. The 4-day event offers a platform for both nationally and internationally acclaimed performing artists to showcase their impressive musical talents in the stunning location of the Dingle Peninsula. This is a festival not to be missed!
Admission: Free
 
16. Sligo

Fred Cooke
https://www.hawkswell.com/events/event/fred-cooke
When: 7th September
Dancing with the Star comedian is on the road with his latest tour full of musical madness. Having been crowned Irish Comedian of the Year 2018 (Tatler Magazine), Fred has supported Irish comedy legend Tommy Tiernan on his nationwide tour and is set to take centre stage for his own show in Sligo’s Hawk's Well Theatre. Tickets can be booked online or through telephone where you are guaranteed a hilarious night.
Admission: €15
 
17. Tipperary

http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/south-east/cahircastle/
Cahir Castle
When: 7th - 8th September
Spend an afternoon sightseeing in the scenic and popular Cahir Castle, once owned by the powerful Butler family. Today it is known as Ireland's largest and best-preserved castles. It is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir. The castle's attractions include an excellent audio-visual show which informs visitors about the castle.
Admission: Adult €5, Children €3
 
 
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