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Energia Map 1st-3rd October ☀️

 
  1. Sligo

Music's Coming Home

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/musics-coming-home-day-2-tickets-173745265767?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
Music’s Coming Home is a weekend of free music with two great concerts in the Stephen Street Car Park on Friday October 1st and Saturday October 2nd.
Produced by the Sligo Live team on behalf of Sligo County Council and made possible by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Support Scheme.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Galway

Galway City Museum

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/galway-city-museum-ticket-tickets-106635355218?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
 
Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday on four daily timeslots,
10am; 11.30am; 2pm and 3.30pm.
 
Visitors have access to both the ground floor and first floor galleries. The second floor will remain closed until the new Sea Science exhibition works have been completed.

Among the inspiring exhibitions open for viewing are MONUMENT developed in partnership with Galway 2020, former European Capital of Culture; The Corrib: Myth, Legend & Folklore; Caomhnóirí na nGael / Keepers of the Gael and Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923 showcasing recently acquired material relating to Galway revolutionary, James ‘Seamus’ Quirk, killed in Galway in 1920.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Dublin

National Gallery of Ireland

 
Link here - https://www.nationalgallery.ie/
 
The National Gallery of Ireland, founded in 1854, houses a rich collection of over 16,300 artworks. Spanning the history of western European art, from around 1300 to the present day, the collection includes well-known artists from Mantegna and Titian to Monet and Picasso. Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, archival and bibliographical material all feature, in addition to objets d’art, silverware and furniture
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Kilkenny

Jerpoint Glass Studio

 
Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/kilkenny/jerpoint-glass-studio
 
Experience Jerpoint Glass Studio, a true family business. Set up in 1979 by the Leadbetters, they passed on their skills and passion for glass to their four children who are experts in their field.
Take a trip to the glass studio where each piece is lovingly made by hand. Pop over to the viewing area and watch a glassblowing demonstration. See the skilled glassblowers perform their magic as they turn the flowing red-hot molten glass into shapes right before your eyes.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Meath

Hill of Tara

 
Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/meath/hill-of-tara

The Hill of Tara is an archaeological site situated between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath. Containing a number of ancient monuments, it was the seat of the High King of Ireland and the most important centre of political and religious power.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Limerick

Limerick Greenway

Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/limerick/limerick-greenway

If you’re looking for a family friendly adventure, the Limerick Greenway is not to be missed.
Carving a 40km path through the local countryside, the Limerick Greenway offers an authentic experience of rural Ireland to cyclists, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Following the old Limerick to Kerry railway line, the Greenway links West Limerick’s towns of Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale with some fantastic heritage sites in between.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Clare

Pollock Holes, Kilkee, Co Clare

 
Link here - https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/ireland/ten-of-ireland-s-best-outdoor-swimming-spots-1.3536167
 
 
There is something very liberating about swimming in the great outdoors. Nothing quite compares with the feeling of plunging into the frigid waters of a lake or the sea. As the cold water envelops your body and adrenaline pumps through your veins, it makes you feel alive and yet deeply relaxed all at the same time. It is not hard to see why many daily sea swimmers across the country deem the activity totally addictive.
 
The Pollock Holes are popular with Kilkee locals and for good reason. This large network of tidal pools offer crystal clear waters in a breathtaking setting. Located a short stroll from Kilkee Beach, the pools aren’t immediately obvious, but due to their popularity you shouldn’t have too much trouble working out how to get down to them.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Wicklow

Wicklow Mountains National Park


Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/wicklow/wicklow-mountains-national-park
 
Explore the wilds of Wicklow Mountains National Park in County Wicklow. Wander along trails through the park, spanning an area of nearly 20,000 hectares, and see beautiful wildlife in a spectacular setting.
 
Set off on a hike through the striking scenery and check out the leafy forests, stark bogland and wide-open expanses. Wander through mature woodland under mighty canopies as peregrine falcons fly overhead - keep an eye out for rare orchids too. Bring your bike and enjoy a leisurely cycle and take a dip in a lake to round off a great day out.
Admission – Free
 

  1. Dublin

WhistleBlast's Proms in the Park

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/whistleblasts-proms-in-the-park-herbert-park-3pm-tickets-169300415099?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
 
In the Open/FAOIN SPÉIR is a new initiative created by the Arts Council of Ireland to kick start public engagement with our performers in the outdoors as we gradually emerge from a world pandemic.
 
WhistleBlast Quartet launched the first In the Open/FAOIN SPÉIR concerts at Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre Wood Quay and Finglas Church/Axis Ballymun as part of Dublin City Council outdoor events. All events are FREE but you need to book your tickets to ensure a place at these fun filled short concerts with music from James Bond to Prokofiev. Music for everyone and everybody is welcome. What a great way to hear live music for all the family!
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Tipperary

Nenagh Castle


Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/tipperary/nenagh-castle
 
Nenagh Castle is a great example of a medieval building from the 13th century, with a stone spiral staircase all the way to the top. There are 101 steps in all. Access to the tower is through a passageway within the base of the wall.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Laois

 
Rock Of Dunamase

 
Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/laois/rock-of-dunamase

Spectacular views of the surrounding countryside make the towering Rock of Dunamase a place of strategic importance. The site of an early Christian settlement pillaged by the Vikings in 842,  Dunamase became one of the most important Anglo-Norman strongholds in Laois. It was part of the dowry of Aoife, the daughter of Diarmuid Mac Murrough, King of Leinster, when she was given in marriage to the Norman conqueror Strongbow in 1170. When Isabel, the daughter of Strongbow and Aoife, wed William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, Dunamase was given as part of her marriage's wedding gift.

 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Roscommon

 
Martin Parr: 40 Years of Photography in Ireland

 
Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/roscommon/martin-parr-40-years-of-photography-in-ireland
 

Since the late 1980’s the esteemed British documentary photographer, Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Ireland. Between 1980-1982 he lived in the West of Ireland where he embedded himself in the land and culture capturing the area.

Since then he has returned many times to continue this work, during which time, he captured the changing Ireland and created a series of images that present the effects of wealth and Americanisation on the country.

To date this expansive series of images made in Ireland over a 40-year period has not been exhibited in its entirety. In 2021 this will no longer be the case as a new tour presenting all of Parr’s works exploring a variety of themes and events of historical and social significance in Ireland is planned.

Roscommon Arts Centre open Tuesday to Friday. Opening hours are 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Cork

Cleire Goats

 
Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/cork/cleire-goats
 
For many years the well known Cleire Goats farm, on the dramatically beautiful Cape Clear Island in West Cork, has welcomed visitors.
 
Set against the stunning backdrop of Roaring Water Bay and the West Cork coastline, Cleire Goats has a herd of 12 milking goats plus associated males and kids. Individual visitors are welcome to meet the goats at any time of year and organised groups are also catered for.
Cheese, ice-cream and sausages made from the herd are for sale most of the year, and always during the summer. The seasonal craft shop, Harpercraft, located at North Harbour, sells a variety of products from the farm and lovely gifts.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Cork

Cork Folk Festival

 
Link here - https://www.corkfolkfestival.com
 
The Cork Folk festival this year runs from the 29th September- 3rd October 2021, as expected it will be a blended festival, part online and part live. It will include live gigs at the Triskel (with limited audience), openair concerts and sessions in parks and gardens and a walking tour, we will also be running online concerts, singer club events, and Zoom classes in fiddle, song etc.

Admission – Free
 

  1. Sligo

Doorly Park


Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/sligo/doorly-park
 
A fine riverside amenity, Doorly Park is around 15 minutes walk from Sligo town centre. Once a wetland, now a semi wild landscaped park, it was transformed in the 19th Century by Colonel W.G Woodmartin. Today, lakes, woodland and wetlands offer great picnicking and walking. There is a nature trail that takes in the best plant life, wildlife and views. Highlights include reed beds, native woodland and magnificent mountain views. The park is named after the late bishop of Elphin, Dr Edward Doorly.
 
Recent developments include new cycling and walking trails. There is a walking trail with looped link pathways to connect existing woodland and cycling pathways. Additional facilities include a car park and picnic tables.
 
Admission – Free
 
 

  1. Dublin

National Botanic Gardens

 
Link here: https://botanicgardens.ie/
 
The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, just 3 kilometres from Dublin city centre, are renowned for the exquisite plant collections held there. They are home to over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world.

The jewel in the gardens’ crown is a set of exquisitely restored and planted historic glasshouses. Most notable among these are Richard Turner’s Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both winners of an award for excellence in conservation architecture.

Admission – Free
 

  1. Donegal

Lough Derg Walk

 
Link here - https://www.loughderg.org/lough-derg-pilgrim-path/

Lough Derg Walk has been known since the 12th century as a Pilgrimage path. This historical trail is 12km (up & back) and is enjoyed by the countryside and lake views. Along the way you will see information boards that tell you the story of its trail.

Admission: Free
 

18. Wexford
 
The Irish National Heritage Park

 
Link here - https://www.irishheritage.ie/

The Irish National Heritage Park truly is the cornerstone of ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’. An outdoor museum depicting 9,000 years of re-created Irish History situated within natural forestry & wet woodlands. Take an unforgettable journey through Ireland’s past and experience stories, sights and sounds that shaped our country. The world you enter is an authentic recreation of Ireland’s heritage. Homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes and long forgotten remains will enlighten the casual visitor and interest the scholar.

Admission: Adults €11, Kids €6
 

19. Belfast
 
Ulster Museum

 
Link here - https://www.nmni.com/our-museums/Ulster-Folk-Museum/Ulster-Folk-Museum-Were-Ready-For-You/Ulster-Folk-Museum-Were-Ready-For-You.aspx

Ulster Museum is the home of Northern Ireland’s treasures – past and present. Our rich collections of art, history and natural sciences take you on a journey across the globe and to the far reaches of space. Your favourite stories and objects are waiting for you.

Admission: Free

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