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Energia Map 8th-10th October ☀️

 

  1. Dublin

Dublin Festival of History

 
Link here - https://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/
 
The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company.
Now in its ninth year, the festival has built a reputation for shining a fresh perspective on history and its importance in our everyday lives, attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile programme of history talks and debate each Autumn.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Dublin

HOST Exhibition

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/host-exhibition-exchange-tickets-173574645437?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Starting from a single sentiment, “host”, each artist travelled a distance into their own narrative world, using the group prompt as a conceptual and methodical challenge. The work in the exhibition includes meditations on our relationships with the natural world, with places and traditions, with architecture, with each other, and with our own thoughts and emotions.
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Cork

Ballyhoura Walking Festival 2021

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mitchelstown-heritage-walk-ballyhoura-walking-festival-2021-tickets-170198567497?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
The autumn evenings may be starting to close in, so there’s no better time to get your walking boots on for the 25th Ballyhoura Walking Festival, taking place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th October in Kilfinane, Co Limerick.

Established as Ireland’s first-ever walking festival back in the day, it provides an opportunity to explore some of Ballyhoura Country’s stunning scenery. Many of the walks are led by members of the Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club–who have in-depth knowledge of the area and its heritage, history, flora and fauna–and are suitable for all abilities, from the enthusiastic well-equipped walker who relishes the challenge of the A & B level walks to the gentle ramblers who are out to enjoy pleasant C walks.
 
Admission – €6.19
 

  1. Dublin

WALK+TALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH DAY by Gym+Coffee

Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/walktalk-for-mental-health-day-tickets-176177530737?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
 
Join us for a free Walk+Talk event on Sunday, 10th October to mark World Mental Health Day. This is an open invite for our community, and all their friends + family, to come along to our Clubhouse, meet new people and walk with us to raise mental health awareness and to show our support for one another.

It all kicks off at 09:00am at our Clubhouse and we’ll be joined by our mental health partners who will lead us through the Walk+Talk session. Make sure to save the date, sign up here and we’ll keep you posted on all the finer details as we get closer to the day! This event is also taking place in Cork and Limerick.

 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Kildare

 Kids Gardening Workshop for with Sharon Curran

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/gardening-workshop-with-sharon-curran-tickets-176368421697?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
Get your green fingers busy and join Sharon in the Leixlip Library's Sensory Garden for a fun gardening workshop, planting bulbs, flowers, shrubs, and herbs.

Suitable for ages 6-10 years.

 Admission – Free
 

  1. Galway

 NUIG SU Monthly Clean Up @ Glantachán Míosúil

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/su-monthly-clean-up-tickets-181107376037?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 

Join us for our second SU Clean Up!
 
We will be meeting at the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn and then going for a socially distanced clean up.
 
Help us to make Galway a cleaner, greener place!
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Galway

John Behan RHA | Shifting Ground

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/john-behan-rha-shifting-ground-new-works-in-bronze-tickets-178795721817?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
 
Shifting Ground is an outstanding new collection of sculpture in bronze from renowned Irish artist John Behan. The exhibition, which will open at the Kenny Gallery, Galway in October will include works touching on the artist’s experience through the Pandemic, a fleshing out his previous ‘Emigrants’ work including striking new versions of his iconic Famine Ship and examples of the origins of that theme in his Broighter Boat and Oar Boat series.

The exhibition will be officially launched by RTÉ’s BRYAN DOBSON at 6.00pm on Friday the 8th October at Kenny’s Liosbán Gallery in Galway.

 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Waterford

Fun Family Fitness

Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/come-try-fun-family-fitness-for-families-with-children-aged-6-14-tickets-167594195751?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
Come and try Fun Family Fitness for families with children aged 6 to 14 taking place on Sunday the 10th of October from the hours of 11:30A.M TO 12:30 at Affane/Cappoquin G.A.A Club
 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Mayo

Westport House Restoration Tour

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/westport-house-restoration-tour-tickets-182708775867?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
 
Westport House was commissioned by John Browne, first Earl of Altamont, to a design (1731) by Richard Castle on the site of the earlier O’Malley tower house in the picturesque landscape of Clew Bay. Other distinguished architects involved in the later improvements to the house included James Wyatt & Benjamin Dean Wyatt. Westport House is currently undergoing restoration works to protect the external and internal built fabric under the guidance of Consarc Conservation, a specialist RIAI Grade 1 Accredited practice.

Westport House will provide guided tours of the exterior of the house followed by a tour of the piano nobile level to see interior works. Visitors will be met at the Construction Site Gate at the House Bridge at the tour start time and will be escorted back to the bridge gate to exit.
 
High-vis. vests and hard hats will be supplied for use during the tour. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Tour duration - 60minutes.
 
The Estate grounds are open 8am to 9pm for free to walkers and you are asked to show your love of Westport House and #LeaveNoTrace
 
TOURS:
9th October 2021 10am
10th October 2021 10am
Admission – Free
 

  1. Kilkenny

Kilkenny Day


Link: https://kilkenny.ie/festivals-kilkenny/kilkenny-day/
 
Taking place on Sunday October 10th ‘Kilkenny Day’ is a celebration of all things Kilkenny. There will be events taking place around the county, that are open to locals and visitors with something to suit all ages and interests.
 
In Kilkenny city there will be live music, outdoor movies, children’s workshops, Viking re-enactments, art installations, a food and craft market and more…
 
Around the county: Festival in a Van will be performing in different villages, Castlecomer Discovery park will be a hub of activity and nursing home residents will be entertained by visiting musicians. Most events are free but some are still ticketed, so check us out @KilkennyDay to find out more.
 

  1. Galway

Guided Tour Kylemore Abbey


Link here -
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/kylemore-abbey-victorian-walled-garden-tickets-182850118627?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Over the last five years, Kylemore Abbey has developed a number of capital projects to support heritage, tourism, conservation, education and monastic life. Castlebar-based, Axo Architects have been to the fore on these projects; Michael Horan of Axo will introduce and lead a tour of some of these projects, focussing on the sensitive setting of Kylemore Abbey and estate and the festival theme of ‘Alternative Futures’.

Admission – Free
 

  1. Louth

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/book-your-gallery-visit-tickets-112092050340?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
Highlanes Gallery is proud to be reopening again and excited to welcome all visitors returning & new! Book your 30 minute slot here!

In order to comply with government regulations and further protect both visitors and staff, we have made numerous changes to ensure your visit can be as enjoyable and safe as possible.
We require all visitors to book their visit beforehand to reduce overcrowding within the gallery. You may select how many will be attending for your allotted 30 minutes (up to 6 within one grouping)

 
Admission – Free
 

  1. Limerick

Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival


Link here - https://www.discoverireland.ie/limerick/bualadh-bos-children-s-festival-2021
 
Lime Tree Theatre & Belltable are delighted to announce the return of their annual Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival this October.
 
One of the highlights this year is the Family Day at Belltable on Saturday the 09 October to encourage family audiences back into the venue in a safe manner. Best-selling children’s author Dave Rudden will kick off the day with a 40 minute talk.

Families can also pick up a Modernist Trail map by OpenHouseLimerick and explore the city with fresh eyes for an hour or two. Their Bualadh Bos Human Library “drop-in” event will take place in the Belltable Hub throughout the afternoon.

Other festival events in a screening of Wolfwalkers and family theatre; Alice and the Wolf, Wild Atlantic Tales and Hansel and Gretel.

Admission – Free
 

  1. Sligo

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery


Link here : https://heritageireland.ie/visit/places-to-visit/carrowmore-megalithic-cemetery/
 
Wow the family with tales from ancient times as you make your way around Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, a short drive from Strandhill Beach in Sligo. Take in views of Benbulben while walking around the 5,000-year-old stone circles. End the evening with ice cream from Mammy Johnston's and a family stroll on the beach.
 

  1. Antrim

Belfast International Arts Festival

 
Link here - https://belfastinternationalartsfestival.com
 
Belfast International Arts Festival returns for our 59th edition from 6 October to 7 November with an extensive programme that gives audiences opportunities to both experience live performances again whilst also enjoying a selection of online events at home!
 
As Northern Ireland's largest contemporary arts festival and cornerstone of the annual cultural calendar, this year's programme will once again feature the best in theatre, dance and music performances as well as a hybrid of talks and ideas to enjoy live and in the comfort of your own home!
 
The 2021 edition continues to explore contemporary matters of interest to our audiences such as gender equality, multi-culturalism, representation, the climate crisis, and democracy.
 
Admission – Lots of free events
 

  1. Dublin

Dublin Castle

 
Link here -  https://www.dublincastle.ie/
 
Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction.
 
Admission – free
 

  1. Waterford

Lismore Castle

 
Link here - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/october-visit-the-gardens-at-lismore-castle-lismore-castle-arts-tickets-136610536793?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
The current exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts, Light and Language, is now open. The exhibition celebrates the work of the late artist Nancy Holt and includes a selection of Holt’s work spanning 1966 through to 1982. The exhibition also presents the work of contemporary artists A.K. Burns, Matthew Day Jackson, Dennis McNulty, Charlotte Moth, and Katie Paterson who respond to ideas of light and language.
 
 
 Admission: €0–€20

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