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Energia Free-kend Map 22nd - 24th October ⚡

 

  1. CORK

The Cork Jazz Festival

DATE: 22nd - 25th October 2021
LINK: https://www.guinnessjazzfestival.com/en-row/
ADMISSION: Lots of free events
 
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is returning back to the City of Cork this year, taking place 22-25 October – and it welcomes back much loved performances, as well as emerging local talent, to the streets and venues of Cork this bank holiday weekend.
 

  1. Galway

David Kitt

DATE: Fri, 22 October 2021
LINK: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ceol-an-tsamhraidh-presents-david-kitt-tickets-184822488037?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
ADMISSION: Free
 
As part of the Government’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme, Galway County Council Arts & Tourism Office is proud to present Ceol an tSamhraidh, a series of live music events throughout the County this year.

Ceol an tSamhraidh presents David Kitt
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Clifden Station House, Co. Galway,
 

  1. Monaghan

Clones Film Festival

DATE: Thursday October 21st - Sunday October 24th 2021
LINK: https://clonesfilmfestival.com
ADMISSION: Screenings range from €5-€8
 
Clones Film Festival is back!
This October Bank Holiday weekend, we present to our live audiences the best films, the best atmosphere, in a range of venues in a town that is small enough to appreciate the guests, smart enough to show the best films and grateful for the support of the Arts Council and all our other sponsors.
 

  1. Dublin

Halloween Magical Plants Trail

DATE: 18th - 31st October
LINK: https://botanicgardens.ie/event/halloween-magical-plants-trail/?instance_id=50701
ADMISSION: Free
 
Kids! Bring your families along to find out how to use plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants to murder your evil enemies and even some rarely seen invisible plants!
 

  1. Dublin

Hellfire Club Sunrise Hike

DATE:  Sat, 23 Oct 2021
LINK: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hellfire-club-sunrise-hike-tickets-184191751487?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
ADMISSION: Free
 
At Sunrise Social Leinster, we love Halloween and want to mark the occasion with a special Halloween event - a sunrise hike to the eerie Hellfire Club where we can soak in the stunning autumnal views over Dublin City - and maybe even swap ghost stories!
We'll do the Montpelier Loop up to the top which is about 4km long and takes approximately one hour. Once we reach the top, we'll stop with our flasks and take in the views - and for those brave ones, maybe even explore the Hellfire ruins!

After we make our way back down, you have the option of joining us at the nearby Timbertrove Café for a spot of breakfast or a coffee and cake!
 
 

  1. GALWAY

Beach School Onsite Workshop 2021

DATE: Sat, 23 Oct 2021
LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beach-school-onsite-workshop-2021-tickets-104036540092?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
ADMISSION: Free
 
What is a Beach School?
STE(A)M based learning in your local coastal environment
Opportunity and potential for children to explore, discover, question and learn about seashore wildlife
Educate children to look after their environment through interactive sensory beach school experiences
 

  1. OFFALY

Hullabaloo! Offaly's Children's Arts Festival

DATE:Wed 27 - Sat 30 October 2021
LINK: https://www.hullabaloofestival.ie
ADMISSION: Free

Offaly County Council Arts Office and Birr Theatre & Arts Centre for the county of Offaly.  Festival workshops and family performances take place in Birr, Clara and Edenderry and Offaly Libraries during the Festival dates.   We endeavour to provide a balance of workshops for primary school children (up to age 12 years) – older children are, of course, welcome to family shows.   We programme quality workshops and  performances that will see children engaged in arts activity and showcase theatre for young audiences and develop their arts interest.
 

  1. KILKENNY

Kilkenny Catwalk Art Trail

DATE: 15 October 2021 - 18 April 2022
LINK: https://www.discoverireland.ie/kilkenny/kilkenny-catwalk-art-trail
ADMISSION: Free
 
The Kilkenny Catwalk 2021 is a trail of 21 wonderful Cat sculptures which have been decorated by some of our most talented artists, mainly local, for public display around Kilkenny City. Running from Kilkenny Day (Sun 10th Oct 2021) until Easter 2022.

The Catwalk trail is fun, bright and engaging. Children have fun figuring out which Cat is their favourite, as they exercise, engage with art and explore the city. While for adults it's a great guide to Kilkenny, a walking route with a difference, and a free way to spend an afternoon.

This trail can be engaged with outdoors, regardless of restrictions, and has been designed to bring local businesses, arts and community together. Simply download the 'Kilkenny Catwalk Trail' app and go!
 

  1. MAYO

Achill International Harp Festival

DATE: 22 October - 24 October 2021
LINK: https://www.discoverireland.ie/mayo/achill-international-harp-festival
ADMISSION: Free
 
This October Achill International Harp Festival will bring the very best of harp music to the world stage. A festival with something for all interests and ages. Concerts, Harp Tutorials, Talks, Recitals, Children's Events and much more.

A feast of music and culture! Tune in online to hear some of Ireland's leading harpers and musicians perform at a range of concerts and recitals. Enjoy the stunning film ‘Casadh na Taoide' which explores the cultural connections of five of Irelands western islands.

Expert online tuition from leading Irish tutors is available to suit all levels from absolute beginner all the way up to advanced level. Take a virtual walk along the Paul Henry Trail or sit down with your children and enjoy the tale of The Dagda's Harp.

There is something for everyone at this year's Achill International Harp Festival so tune in, sit back, relax and enjoy!
 
 

  1. MEATH

Púca Festival

DATE: 23 October - 31 October 2021
LINK: https://www.discoverireland.ie/meath/puca-festival
ADMISSION: Free
 
Púca is back and out to make mischief this Halloween. Returning in 2021 with music, fire, feasting and merriment across Ireland’s Ancient East, join in to celebrate the Celtic New Year with the spirits of Halloween.

When light turns to dark and the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thins, the creatures of Samhain, Ireland’s ancient Halloween tradition, come to life.

Roaming the darkness like a shadowy spectre, the shape-shifting spirit of Púca comes alive! Changing the fortunes of all who cross her path as she transforms the night into a colourful playground of hallowed celebration.

Through the spectacular nights at Púca Festival, they salute the Halloween spirits through folklore, food, myth and music reopening the pathways of reflection and celebration carved by travellers over 2,000 years ago, and lighting up the night sky with awe-inspiring and unearthly illuminations.

 

  1. ROSCOMMON

Lough SpooKey

DATE: 23 October - 31 October 2021
LINK: https://www.discoverireland.ie/roscommon/lough-spookey
ADMISSION: €10
 
Samhain at Lough SpooKey will draw you into its snare for a week of festive fare Enter if you wish into the home and woods of Cecilstein, a Puca of the past! Wander freely through his illuminated world of magic trees and scenes from Samhain of old

It will be a week full of song and dance under the trees where some is expected and more maybe not! Join in ‘Cecilstein’s’ expedition of discovery, enjoying all that is beautiful about our forest at this time of year. He will also allow you into his illuminated seasonal Tree walk .

For 2 days only, the younger tribe can hear tales from the tunnels of Samhain celebrations gone by, whilst by low light braver warriors can follow the steps into the Dark tunnels of Rockingham’s past.
Festive Food can be enjoyed outdoors where characters will roam and some ominous roars. All will be encouraged to join in where best dressed for Samhain will win!

 

  1. ANTRIM

Hillsborough Castle: Scarecrow Parade

DATE:  22 October - 24 October 2021
LINK: https://visitbelfast.com/event/autumn-family-activities-at-hillsborough-castle-scarecrow-parade/
ADMISSION: Adult Ticket £9.90, Child Ticket £4.90
 
Visit the Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle during October to see a gathering of scarecrows made by local schools and community groups in partnership with local artists.

Visit the Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle during October to see a gathering of scarecrows made by local schools and community groups in partnership with local artists.  With so many famous faces from history guarding the crops - the castle is expecting a bumper harvest this year! Who will you spot?

 

  1. DERRY

City of Derry International Choir Festival

DATE: 20 - 24 October 2021
LINK: https://www.derrychoirfest.com
ADMISSION: Free Events
 
The City of Derry International Choir Festival has announced plans for a ninth edition of the annual autumn festival, due to take place from 20 – 24 October 2021.

Following a hugely successful online festival in 2020, which racked up over 250,000 views from 50 countries worldwide, this year’s event will feature a programme of both live and digital concerts, performances, workshops, podcasts and events.

 

  1. WICKLOW

 Alice & The Wolf

DATE: 22 October 2021
LINK: https://www.discoverireland.ie/wicklow/alice-the-wolf
ADMISSION: €10
 
Alice spends virtually all her time in Wolf Wood. You know, the world’s deepest, darkest online game. Why not? Her dad isn’t around, her mother’s gone to Canada to meet a lumberjack and her best friend dumped her for a YouTube star.

But what happens when the people you meet online come looking for you in real life? Who can you trust, and who is the Big Bad Wolf? This re-telling of the Little Red Riding Hood story is a digital fairy tale that's deliciously funny and full of dangerously dark twists.
 

  1. DONEGAL

Fomhair Festival 2021

DATE: Oct 22 – Oct 31
LINK: https://m.facebook.com/events/3454585907943808
ADMISSION: Free & Paid Events
 
The North West's newest Autumn festival - Féile An Fhómhair hits Gaoth Dobhair in 2021 with many different concerts, shows, events and activities planned throughout various venues and locations from Oct 22nd until 31st Oct!
 
Clár imeachtaí i mi Deireadh Fómhair 22ú - 31ú ar fud Ghaoth Dobhair le raon leathan siamsaiochta..
 
A special carnival featuring both International and National performers in Music, Comedy, Spoken Word and more, to complement many activities & events throughout the 9 days at some amazing venues and locations with the full schedule to be revealed soon!!!
 

  1. CLARE

Fancy Dress @ Moher Hill Open Farm

DATE: 24th of October 2021
LINK: https://www.moherfarm.com/the-farm/
ADMISSION: €8 Adult (€6 Senior Citizens) €9 Child (€6 under 3 years)
 
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park is located on the Western Seaboard beside the famous Cliffs of Moher. It is run by the Canavan Family, Delia, Martin, Shane, Lorraine and Alan. The farm opened its doors on the 16th of June 2000 comprising of  6 acres and since then has expanded and developed into a 15 acre family farm and zoo.
 
This year we encourage all visitors, children and adults, to come in fancy dress Sunday the 24th of October 2021 to feed and pet the animals.
 
 

  1. WEXFORD

HALLOWEEN TUNNEL OF TERROR AT JOHNSTOWN.

DATE: 23rd - 31st October
LINK: https://johnstowncastle.ie/halloween-tunnel-of-terror-at-johnstown/
ADMISSION: €13 Adult, €8 Child
 
Johnstown Castle is back open but the resident ghosts are non-too happy! They’ve had the Castle all to themselves and cruel Cromwell & other devilish ghouls want to keep the Castle closed but luckily we have some good ghosts who will lead our spook-tacular family tour and with our brave visitors help get rid of the ghastly ghouls for good.

Our spook-tacular family tour, led by some of our good ghosts such as Sir John Esmonde, will take our visitors through our dungeons to banish the evil ghosts for good!
 

  1. DUBLIN

Samhain Family Festival

DATE: 24 -25 October
LINK: https://epicchq.com/event/samhain-events-family-festival-epic-museum/
ADMISSION: FREE
 
Immerse yourself in an authentic Halloween experience this October as spirits young and old will gather at EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, for Samhain, Ireland’s Family Halloween Festival.
 
Modern Seanchaís and colourful characters will share spine-tingling tales and there will be plenty of treats in store for all ages as we invite you to celebrate the magic of the spoken word.

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