☘️ Energia Free-kend Map 27-29th May ☘️
Dublin Kilo Sale
When: Sun, 29 May 2022
Admission: Tickets €2
Be ready to shop over 5 tonnes of vintage and preloved garms and pay by weight for only €30 per Kilo! You can buy as much or as little as you want. No restrictions!
Interactive Kids Concert
When: Sat, 28 May 2022
Admission: Tickets €16
These concerts are a lovely way to introduce your little ones to the joys of live classical music. Bring your children along to meet the instruments, play musical games, get their groove on and learn about the music. Did we mention how much fun it is?? It's fun!
Storytelling and Outdoor Play
When: Sat, 28 May 2022
Come along to explore the many ways we can enhance the outdoor storytelling experience for young children by using props, puppets and passion (ourselves). Additionally, we will consider how we can support children to devise their very own outdoor play inspired stories.
Things to bring: Your favourite children’s story book, leaves and branches. Wear comfortable clothes as we will be working with natural and art materials.
Vintage and Classic Car Show
When: Sun 29, May
Admission: Tickets from €4
A carefully curated selection of cars and motorbikes from the 1900’s to 1970’s will be on display, including the iconic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The Dublin Music Tour - The Sounds of the City
When: Sun,29th May
Discover the music and sounds of Dublin on a guided tour through the city centre.
You guide will bring you to over 10 locations across Dublin and give you an insight into the Dublin's music scene and its history.
Biodiversity Week Guided Tour
When: Sat 28th May
Admission: Tickets €5, Children under 12 go free.
What do bees, bats, birds, lizards, and humans all have in common? They are linked through the phenomenon of pollination, plants using animals to carry their pollen from flower to flower, giving rise to new plants, for a price. This Biodiversity Week, take a guided tour of the Gardens, and uncover the heroes, tricksters, and villains of the world of pollination.
Guided Dawn Walk through Sheskinmore Nature Reserve
When: Sat 28th May
This will be a lovely early morning walk across Sheskinmore with Emer Magee, the ranger for the area for the last 18 years and Rob Wheeldon, the ranger for North Leitrim. We will convene at McGlincheys, Sandfield and a bus will take everyone to the Mullyvea entrance where the walk will commence.
The guided walk will focus on bird and plant identification. Rob worked with BirdWatch Ireland on the Bird Atlas 2007-2011 and has a quick eye and ear for identifying songbirds. Emer has a keen interest in plant identification, especially dune species.
Medieval Galway Tour
When: Sat 28th May
Admission: Tickets from €5.85-13.66
Take a walking tour of Medieval Galway with experienced regional guide and member of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland, Marteen Lane.
Outdoor Gym Open Day
When: Fri, 27 May 2022
Learn how to use the outdoor gym equipment in Albert Reynolds Peace Park. Each machine is fitted with a QR code that gives instructions on how to use the machine in Irish Sign Language, spoken language and closed captions. This system will be explained on the day as well as a Longford Sports Partnership tutor giving instruction on how to use the machines.
THROUGH AIR AND WATER - ECO SHOWBOAT
When: Sun 29th May
Sound artists Mick O'Shea and Irene Murphy propose an immersive sonic experience where the audience becomes part of a sonic ecosystem.
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 29th May the Mayfly will dock at Clonmacnoise marina to host a performance by sound artists Irene Murphy and Mick O'Shea.
Murrisk Beach Clean
When: Sun 29th May
Join us for a couple of hours as we try keep our coastal area and ocean ecosystem free from washed up rubbish which pollutes our community and often kills marine life. We will meet at Murrisk Abbey carpark at 11am. Gloves and bags will be provided but please bring your own litter pickers if you have them. All ages, children and dogs on leads are welcome.
When: Sat, 28th May
Highlanes Gallery is excited to welcome you. Book for one of our 30-minute timeslots here (Visitors are free to stay as long as they wish) and remember you may choose to wear a face covering when visiting.
Gardens of Waterford Festival
When: 21 May - 29 May 2022
Admission: Tickets €6
Gardens of Waterford hold an annual festival at the end of May every year. Events include Wisteria Week in Fairbrook House, Foraging for Herbs, Dromana, Charity Day, Abbey Road Gardens and a Special Tour of Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Tramore.
Fastnet Film Festival
When: 25 May - 29 May 2022
The Fastnet Film Festival takes place in the seaside village of Schull in West Cork over 5 days at the end of May each year.
The Fastnet Film Festival is a major showcase for Irish and International short film production, screening hundreds of short and feature length films each year. It focuses on the craft of film and has gathered increasing respect and a strong reputation from local, national and international filmmakers since its inception in 2009.
Africa Day Laois 2022
When: 28 May 2022
This May Laois will celebrate African culture and heritage through live performance, drumming, food tasting, sporting games for adult and kids, afro dancing, craft stalls, hair-braiding, children's activity, and more.
This family friendly event from the Laois African Support Group will include, live performances, sporting competitions for adult and kids, food tasting, drumming workshop, art and craft stalls, face painting, drama, and more!
Oldbridge Floral and Food Fair
When: Sunday, 29th May, 2022
Following on from the success of the Oldbridge Harvest Fair and our ever-popular Oldbridge Christmas Fair, we have decided to introduce a new fair for 2022 - The Floral and Food Fair.
This fair will take place in the beautiful Walled Garden on Sunday 29th May, from 11am to 4pm.
So why not save the date and join us here in Oldbridge to soak up the atmosphere -watch floral demonstrations, or get some cooking tips, while tapping your toes to live music. It promises to be a fun day for all the family.
Scarva Summer Band Concerts
When: Sunday, 29th May 2022
Enjoy the free band concerts each Sunday from 1 May - 25 September at Scarva Bandstand.
A variety of different bands will play each week from 3-4pm.
Admission is free and some seating will be provided.
Belfast Free Walking Tour
Belfast Free Walking Tour is the only local, independent free tour company in Belfast.
All of the guides love to share their city and its stories with visitors. On the tour, explore the history of the city and its people, visiting iconic landmarks. The tour will discuss Belfast's troubled history, languages, culture, the 1798 rebellions, legends and folklore and much more.
The Limerick Opera Festival 2022
When: 27,28th May
Admission: Tickets from
Hosted by the museum’s very own curator, Dr. Matthew Potter, the exhibition highlights are material from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and La Scala, Milan. Bringing you through a global journey of opera’s rich history in our region.
Una Hunt, pianist, will be joined by Dean Power, tenor, and Mairead Buicke, soprano, in the atmospheric surroundings of St. Mary’s Cathedral
Galway Dark Tour
Admission: €10.85 – €13.66
Take a walking tour of the dark side of Galway City with experienced regional guide and member of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland, Marteen Lane. Hear stories of hangings, executions, murders, and much more.
Mallow Home & Garden Festival
This year’s Mallow Home and Garden Festival promises to be better than ever with a spectacular range of exhibits, events and entertainment for the entire family