Energia Free-kend Map 22nd-24th April ☘️
Kids Comedy Magic Show
When: April 24th
Link: Kids Comedy Magic Show Tour 2022 - ATHLONE Tickets, Sun 24 Apr 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite
Admission: Tickets €11.53, Adults go Free
This show is not to be missed! With only TWO shows in your area, advanced booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment!
Perfect for audiences young and old with Magic, Comedy and entertainment to suit all ages!
Galway City Museum
When: Tuesday - Saturday
Link: Galway City Museum Ticket Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
Admission: Tickets free
Among the inspiring exhibitions open for viewing are MONUMENT developed in partnership with Galway 2020, former European Capital of Culture; 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.
Cork World Book Festival
When: April 19th - 24th
Admission: Lots of Free Events
Cork World Book Festival, a unique celebration of books and readings, is run annually every April by Cork City Libraries.
Cork World Book Fest 2022 will be a vibrant celebration of the book in all its aspects: combining readings by world class writers. It is an inclusive and participative event, attracting audiences who would not normally attend literary events, and enabling them to experience readings by leading international and Irish writers.
The Morning Side Of The Mountain
When: 21st & 22nd of April
Link: The Morning Side of the Mountain - Carlingford Heritage (carlingfordheritagecentre.com)
Admission: Tickets from €5-10
Upstate, Visual Artist Vivienne Byrne and musician/composer Breifne Holohan introduce you to story tellers Peadar and Kathleen Elmore and their home in the Cooley peninsula. Their life story is presented and told through pre-recorded audio conversations with the couple, projected family photographs and film footage of the Cooley landscape along with music especially composed and performed live. Through recorded conversations, the couple tell tales of endurance through the upheavals of World War II, the trials of the Troubles and the delights in the finer things of a simple life in rural Ireland, lived in the beautiful surroundings of Cooley.
Easter Duck Trail at WWT Castle Espie
When: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th 10.30-12pm and 1pm-4.30pm.
Admission: Tickets Adult £9.40 per ticket, Child £5.20 per ticket
Come and have a quacking time at our wetlands as you enjoy our Easter Duck Trail. The perfect opportunity to get outdoors with all the family.
Pick up a trail card and crack the clues to find the bright yellow, cheeky ducks that are hiding around our wetlands and win prizes!
Our Place in Space
When: 22nd April – 22nd May
Link: Derry~Londonderry | Our Place In Space
-When you look at Earth from outer space, our differences of opinion can seem just a little less important. Get a different view with Our Place in Space.
Centered around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers with scientist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre, Our Place in Space is a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programme.
The Our Place in Space sculpture trail will stretch over 10 kilometres and will travel from a riverside location in Derry (April & May) to Divis and the Black Mountain in Belfast (June & July), before heading to Cambridge (July & August) and returning to Northern Ireland at the Ulster Transport Museum and North Down Coastal Path (September & October). An augmented reality app has been created to help support your visit to the trail and to help you learn all about the solar system.
Belfast International Arts Festival
When: 23 Apr 2022 to 24 Apr 2022
Link: Belfast International Arts Festival
Admission: Tickets from Free
Established in 1962, Belfast's longest-running international arts festival, reimagined and reborn as Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF) in 2015, has announced a new extended season of contemporary arts and cultural events as it marks its milestone 60th year.
Opening with the spectacular Cristal Palace by Transe Express in April, which will transform Titanic Quarter into an open-air ballroom, followed by a series of festival events in May, including Between Tiny Cities (6–7 May) at The MAC, an exhilarating hip hop b*boy battle between two dancers, one from Cambodia and one from Australia, and a selection of family-friendly events set to take place in July and August.
Easter Farm Fun at Newbridge House & Gardens, Dublin
When: April 9th to 24th
Link: Easter Farm Fun April 9th-24th - Newbridge House & Farm (newbridgehouseandfarm.com)
Admission: Tickets Adult €8.50 Child 3+ €6.00
Gerty has hidden her Golden Eggs throughout the farm but how many can you see? Follow the trail as you visit all of our residents, making sure to take a good look into each enclosure! Count the eggs as you go and pop your guess in Gerty’s special post box on completion to be in with a chance to take home your very own plush Gerty!
Saturday Art Club
When: Every Saturday
Link: Ticketsolve - Wexford Arts Centre
Our Saturday Art Club gives older children the opportunity to learn about the technical aspects of art-making while working with our team of professional artists. This season children will paint, draw and create mixed media pieces. Taking a close look at the work of famous artists, children will discover what the artists made and how they worked; taking inspiration to create their own pieces in response.
Clare Garden Festival
When: 24th April
Admission: Tickets from
The festival will be back with an exciting range all-day Expert talks on its main stage supported by demonstrations in several areas all over the festival. As usual there will be music, food and childrens entertainment and of course the festival’s popular Garden, Plant, Craft & Food Fair with stalls from all over Ireland.
Link: Visit Coney Island with Discover Ireland
Coney Island, off the coast of Sligo, is so named because of the vast quantity of rabbits that call it home. It is accessible by boat from the pier at Rosses Point, or you can make your way over across Cummeen Strand at low tide.
Visitors to Coney Island like to visit Carty’s Strand, the secluded beach to the rear of the island, or walk around the island to spot ‘fairy forts’, the remains of ancient stone circles and hill forts. Other sites of interest include St Patrick’s Well, as well as his wishing chair.
Visitors should check tide times locally.
Ards Forest Park, Co. Donegal
Link: Visit Ards Forest Park with Discover Ireland
With its varied trails, Ards Forest Park’s habitats range from beaches with Atlantic views to oak woodland. Pick a family friendly walk like the 0.5km Salt Marsh Trail or rise to the challenge of the 13km Red Trail. To make a day of it, stitch together the paths to complete a full circuit. As you tour around the park you can see ringfort ruins, a holy well and megalithic tombs or visit the playground with its wheelchair friendly swing. To refuel, stop at a picnic table or pop into the Ards Coffee Tree for a treat.
Baysports Water Sports
Link: Baysports | Bay Sports Athlone | Water Sports Athlone
Admission: Tickets from €12.50
Baysports Water Sports Centre is located on the shores of Lough Ree in Hodson Bay and is home of the World’s Tallest Floating Slide.
This water adventure centre covers almost an acre of interlinking walkways, slides, towers and obstacles. Baysports is a playground for children and adults alike.
Glin Fairy Trail
Come with the kids and explore the magical fairy trail where you may catch a glimpse of some of the little fairies who have made Glin their home.
The Round Tower Clondalkin
When Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
The Round Tower Clondalkin is one of only four remaining round towers in County Dublin. The Visitor Centre Museum brings the story of The Round Tower Clondalkin and the surrounding area to life through an exciting interactive experience. The fun and educational exhibition can be enjoyed through eight distinctive themed spaces in the refurbished 19th century Mill Cottages.
Hike to the Hell Fire Club on Montpelier Hill by taking the newly refurbished walking trail. This is a popular site, and at the top of the hill you’ll find the ruins of an old shooting lodge that has many legends associated with it.
The city views from the Hell Fire Club are sprawling and unlike anywhere else. Pack a picnic to enjoy at the top or walk the woodland in search of pixies and fairies.
Admission: Tickets from
The Blue Pool is a magical tidal harbour located in a rock basin in the woods and hidden in the middle of Glengarriff.
The Blue Pool is a tidal harbour hidden in the middle of Glengarriff. Pedestrian access to the harbour is beside Quills, in the centre of the village. The pool is formed where the river meets the sea, a wonderful rocky inlet surrounded by lush vegetation. Ferry trips to Garinish Island run from the picturesque Blue Pool and there are a number of beautiful walks through the woods with views of the harbour that are well worth exploring.