Energia Free-kend Map: 5-7th August ☀️
Pearse Street Library Toddler Group & Story Time
When: Friday August 5th
Toddler group featuring story-time, songs and rhymes facilitated by the wonderful Early Learning Initiative.
Followed by playtime.
Please note: you only need to register your child/children there's no need to register parent/child-minder.
Aardman Model Making Workshop
When: Sun, 7 August
Back by popular demand! Join George Watson from Aardman Animations for a fun, fast paced and fabulous model making workshop and make your very own clay character. Learn how the pros make their models for animation, including step by step processes and professional tips and tricks.
DSPCA Educational Tour 2022
When: Friday 5th August
The DSPCA providing free educational tours to schools, colleges and community groups. We can work with all ages of children and students and are happy to create an age/ability appropriate session tailored for you.
If you would like to book for your Special Education group please contact Brendan at [email protected] please do not book here, he will make separate arrangements for you.
At the DSPCA we feel it’s important to educate from preschool and beyond that cruelty towards any animal is not acceptable and that animals should be treated with kindness and respect.
Please note we cannot take less than 10 students without special arrangement or more than 30 students per tour and there must be appropriate numbers of adults to supervise.
Our Education service is free but we do always appreciate donations to help us to continue our work caring for sick, injured and cruelly treated animals.
Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Eco Showboat at Acres Lake
When: Sun, 7 August
The Eco Showboat Mayfly expedition is a four month arts voyage from Limerick to Enniskillen on the Mayfly, the flagship of the Eco Showboat project, and the first solar electric boat to make this journey.
On Sunday 7th August the Mayfly will dock at Acres Lake. You are invited to join us for this wonderful afternoon of art,workshops and talks.
Holistic Fair & More in Tramore
When: Sunday August 7th
We have Fantastic and experienced Card readers (Sinead, Amanda x2, Alexio and Bernie) and Healers (Vinny). Also discover handmade and artisan products from Jane. You will be amazed to find healthy products like Aloe Vera from FLP ( founded in 1978) and talk to Eileen about the benefits. Also Franzi will be here with her high quality doTERRA essential oils for people who care about improving their health.Louise will be there with her homemade candles. Also we will have crystals and much more.
Storytime with Barbara
When: Friday August 5th
Storytime with Barbara for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers and their adults on Friday mornings Join in the Storytime and have some fun!
Junior Disco Festival
When: Fri, August 5
The Junior Disco in Ballinaglera is back! 12 to 14 year olds with a Professional DJ.
Balbriggan Beach - Explore the Seashore
When: Fri, 5 August 2022
Explore the biodiversity of marine flora and fauna at Balbriggan Beach with Mona McCrea, Marine Biologist and Environmental Scientist with SEASHOREKIDS. Join other members of your community to discover the plants and animals at your local shore. Participants will learn about Marine Litter and the importance of a clean beach, Climate Change & Dune Restoration.
You will be digging in the sand, searching on and under rocks and seaweed, and in rock pools. All with the aid of a scavenger hunt, bucket and net.
This workshop takes approximately 1.5 hours and is suitable for all ages from 5 years.
Baltinglass Classic Car Show & Classic Run 2022
When: Sunday August 7th
Baltinglass classic car show and road run makes a comeback after two year break due to COVID-19.
This was an annual event up to 2019 and was growing in popularity each year and attracted entrants from all over Ireland as wall as a few from England and Wales.
Over the years the event has raised tens of thousands of euro for local deserving causes. Proceeds from this year’s run will go to the West Wicklow Daycare Service and Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Baltinglass.
The organisers, West Wicklow Classic and Vintage Vehicle Club invite all classic vehicle owners to participate.
The event is on Sunday August 7th with cars assembling in Baltinglass for static display from 11AM and the road Run gets under way at 2 PM sharp.
There will be prizes for vehicles in various categories with a special extra feature for classic Fiats. Meal , raffle and prize giving take place after the road run in Germaine’s of Baltinglass.
This is an excellent day out for all the family and helps support two excellent causes.
FunTime Kids Show
When: Saturday 6th August
Admission: From €10
FUNTIME Kids Character & Variety Show
Join us under the Big top for our Kids haracter and Variety show. Kids and all the family can Dance, sing along and make magical memories under the Big Top.
Howth Cliff Walk & Picnic
When: Saturday 6th August
Come Join us on the 6th of August for a beautify scenic hike followed by a picnic in Howth
Children’s Summer Swim Sessions
When: Tue 2nd – Friday 5th of August
Kids can enjoy an hours fun free in their very own heated pop up pool, every day Monday to Friday 1-2pm.
Howth Roots & Blues Festival
When: Friday 5th August - Sunday 7th August
Howth Roots and Blues Festival is a free music festival in the fishing village of Howth on the outskirts of Dublin. The festival showcases the best in Irish roots and blues artists with some international artists also. While many of the artists are blues based the festival caters for fans of Country, Bluegrass, Americanna and reggae. Anything rootsy!!
Summer Sunday Family-Fun
When: Sunday 7th August
Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that College Green and Dame Street will host a family friendly Summer Sunday Event from 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday August 7th.
On that day the area will be traffic-free, offering a unique opportunity for all ages to enjoy on-street entertainment and free family-fun. The event will have a colourful carnival theme with performers, stilt walkers and jugglers all providing an unmissable afternoon out for a Summer Sunday in the city.
There will be lots to see and do like a ride on an antique carousel, circus skills workshops, face painting and lots of outdoor furniture to relax and take in the sights or eat a picnic with sounds and aromas of summer floating through the air.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy said “Summer Sunday will be an unmissable occasion to see and appreciate College Green and Dame Street in a whole new light with no traffic. The carnival theme will be full of joy and colour and is sure to bring lots of family fun and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.”
Kilkenny Arts Festival
When: 4 August - 14 August 2022
Kilkenny Arts Festival returns with it’s first full, in-person Programme in Ireland’s medieval city since 2019. Artistic Adventures set in Ireland's Medieval City, Kilkenny's unique and iconic spaces set the stage where tradition and innovation meet.
This year’s programme sees the return of the Festival’s core classical music programme featuring the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir Ireland, along with many more to be announced.
Opera plays a central role in this year’s Festival with Opera Collective Ireland and Kilkenny Arts Festival presenting Semele featuring Akadamie für Alte Musik Berlin, along with the return of Irish National Opera for the world’s first VR community opera.
The Secret Garden Music series and the Marble City Sessions also return, and with lots more to announce including Visual Arts, Multi-Media, Design, Poetry and Literature Programmes, Kilkenny Arts Festival is at the centre of the return of the arts to their streets, gardens and venues this summer.
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
When: 31 July - 8 August 2022
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is THE premier cultural event in Ireland and the world’s largest annual celebration of Traditional Irish music, language, song and dance.
Hundreds of thousands will gather in Mullingar from 31 July to 08 August for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Mullingar 2022, which has been named “The Homecoming”, celebrating the Fleadhs return to Mullingar after the founding of Comhaltas there in 1951!!
Festival programming includes music and concerts in a variety of outdoor and indoor locations, including 2 gig rigs with national and internationally renowned traditional music artists, Competitions with 200 + competitions in music, singing, dancing, comhrá Gaeilge & storytelling, Scoil Éigse – an international Summer School, with over 60 master performers tutoring over 700 students, Seachtain na Gaeilge – week-long immersive events in the Irish language.
Cork City's Playful Pirate Culture Trail
When: 13 July - 1 September 2022
A new Playful Pirate Culture Trail has launched in Cork City. Throughout July & August, the city’s vibrant museums, galleries and visitor attractions will encourage families to explore culture, heritage and the city’s green spaces in a playful way.
Get kids to say ‘aye-aye’ to cultural adventures using a new Playful Pirate Culture Trail treasure map of Cork City. The map leads to treasure at Museums, galleries, green spaces and historic sites long with other challenges. It also lists 20 child friendly activities to do in the city from spotting pirate ships and cannons, to digging for hidden loot and searching for golden angels!
In addition to a treasure hunt at each venue on your voyage, there will be pirate photo opportunities, fun facts, lots of pirate colouring, and suggested activities to try where X marks the spot. Make sure you also look out for the play trail mascot Bláithin, a little green environmentalist pirate lizard, who will play hide and seek at each venue.
When: 6 Aug 2022
Admission: Admission up to £10.00
Inspired by the ancient Tailteann Games, enjoy a packed afternoon of family fun at Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh.
It is believed the Celts would have trained young warriors in the use of the hurl before they moved on to wielding a sword. Hone your own warrior skills in our Poc Fada assault course, crawling under hessian sheets, dribbling a ball around a series of posts, balancing the ball and striking at a target.
Learn how to use a spear & throw a javelin and hunt for your own food! Discover the different animals that the Red Branch Knights would have hunted, before taking part in your own self-led food hunt in the woods.
Meet Laeg, Cu Chulainn’s famous charioteer as we celebrate the horse as a royal animal, used in warfare alongside the chariot! Our special hobby horses can lead you to victory in the Tailteann Derby!
No Tailteann Games would be complete without a special hand-fasting ceremony. Gather around the Sacred Stone and witness our special trial marriages!
Seisiun at the Teach Ceoil
When: 9 August
A performance of Irish traditional music, song and dance in the Teach Ceoil, Tully, Renvyle H91 V638
Seisiun is a magical performance of Irish traditional music, song and dance with performances by musicians, singers and dancers from Connemara. Seisiun takes place in the Teach Ceoil in Tully, Renvyle H91 V638 every Tues in July and August. The first part of the show is a performance and the second half is less formal and the audience are encouraged to participate.
Seisiun start at 9pm and the doors open at 8.30pm.
EastSide Arts Festival
When: 4–14 August
Admission: Varies from free to paid events
EastSide Arts Festival celebrates its 10th birthday this summer, 4–14 August and everyone is invited
Packed full of unique, exciting events, festival goers will enjoy music, theatre, film, literature, walks, talks & tours, comedy & cabaret, family focused and community events for all ages.
The celebrations will feature over 100 artists across more than 80 events taking place in a range of venues in east Belfast including: Strand Arts Centre, Vault Artist Studios, The Ballyhackamore Social Club, Banana Block (Portview Trade Centre), C.S. Lewis Square and many more
Wildlands 2nd Birthday
When: August 5 – 7
Admission: Free Park Passes for Wildlands from August 5 – 7
Discover the Wild and celebrate Wildlands 2nd Birthday! Just 10 minutes from Galway city, Wildlands has indoor and outdoor adventures for thrill-seekers of all ages. Choose from Zip ‘n’ Trek, Zip ‘n’ Trek Junior, Celtic Challenge Rooms, new Cloud Climb and Ninja obstacle course, Fun indoor climbing walls, Bushcraft, SAFE Archery, Disc Golf, Mini 4x4 Driving, Baile Beag miniature play village, woodland walks, Fairy Trails and lots more to explore.
In celebration of their birthday, Wildlands are offering FREE Park Passes (passes give access to their Playground, Fairy Trail, Woodland Walks and Junior Orienteering) from August 5-7. These passes give access to their Playground, Fairy Trail, Woodland Walks and Junior Orienteering. There will be free face painting and some ‘wild’ surprises on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August!
Crinkill Soapbox Derby & Family Fun Day
When: August 6th
Join us for our Soapbox Derby and family fun day with face painting & lots of food stalls.
With over 20 cars navigating through obstacles down the hills of Crinkill.... excitement and entertainment guaranteed!
Monster Raffle with over €1000 worth of Prizes up for grabs.
Official opening 2pm.
First car down the downhill 3pm.
Outside entertainment- with "Rock on Paddy".
Inside entertainment from 10pm- with "Easy Singles"
A fun filled day for all the family.
Tarry Fest 2022
When: August 5-7th
After a 2-year Siesta, TarryFest is back!
Join us for a crazy weekend full of fun, laughter, music, craic and everything Tarry!
Celebrating our village, celebrating community, and celebrating life.