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 Energia Free-kend Map: 14th-16th October ☘️


📍 Galway

  • Baboró International Arts Festival

Where: Various venues across Galway’s theatres, galleries and public spaces
When: Various times from the 14-23 October 2022
Admission: Various prices including free events

A space for children to enjoy time together with their schools and families, as they explore all that the festival has to offer.

A moment in the year where children are put first as the doors of Galway’s theatres, galleries and public spaces are thrown open for their exploration and play.

📍 Dublin

  • Fingal Festival of History

Where: Swords Castle Bridge Street K67 X439 Swords
When: Sat, Oct 15, 4pm – 4:30pm
Admission: Free

Fingal Festival will commence on the 15th of October all day. Rinceoil Fingal will perform traditional music and songs specific to Rush County Dublin. The session will provide an excellent finale to a day of history at Swords Castle.

  • History of the GAA in 100 Objects

Where: Tallaght Stadium Whitestown Way Dublin 24
When: Sun, 16 October 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 IST
Admission: Free
Join Siobhán Doyle as she offers a new perspective on the GAA by presenting a range of objects from museums, pubs and private collections, from Michael Cusack's blackthorn stick to Brian Cody's baseball cap, to create a history of the GAA that also functions as a history of Ireland and its people.


📍 Louth

  • The Spero Quartet

Where: Averna House Anaverna House Ravensdale
When: Sun, 16 Oct 2022, 15:00 IST
Admission: Free

📍 Donegal

  • Wild About Nature

Where: Buncrana Community Library Saint Marys Road Buncrana
When: Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 13:00 IST
Admission: Free

Éanna Ni Lamhna is the author of Wild Things at School, a member of the panel on the RTÉ Mooney Goes Wild radio programme since 1994 and the wildlife expert on The Six O’Clock Show. Join Eanna for a biodiversity workshop on common Irish mammals, birds and insects and how we need these for a healthy environment.

📍 Offaly

  • OFFline: Offaly Film Festival 2022

Where: Venues in and around the town of Birr
When: 12th – 16th of October
Admission: Event prices vary, free shows available

OFFline is a somewhat unusual film festival based in Birr, Co Offaly. The festival has at its heart a competition, which requires teams to shoot & edit short films (less than 10 minutes) with a top prize worth €5000 at stake, but just as importantly also a guaranteed slot for the winning filmmakers in the Galway Film Fleadh..

📍 Westmeath

  • Sustainable Gardening Course

Where: Dún Na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park Lake Road N37 P271 Moate
When: Sun, 16 October 2022, 10:00 – 16:00 IST
Admission: Free

Westmeath County Council with funding from the Heritage Council are delighted to offer this FREE one day Sustainable Gardening Course to people living in the Westmeath area. The course will cover everything from gardening chemical free, pollinator planting, veg growing, mini pond building, pruning, cuttings and much more.

The course is run by horticulturist and environmentalist Aoife Munn and will take place on Sunday 16th of October from 10 am to 4 pm in Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park
This course is suitable for adults who want to garden for biodiversity but especially Tidy Towns groups, Green schools coordinators and Allotment Holders.

📍 Longford

  • Halloween Art for All

Where: St. Marys Hall, Lanesborough, Longford Town, Co. Longford
When: 16th October 2022, 13:00 – 16:00
Admission: Free

Hanlon Art Works presents Halloween Art for All in St Mary’s Hall, Lanesborough on 16th October from 1pm to 4pm.

FREE Admission, FREE Halloween art activities. FREE face painting, FREE glitter tattooing, FREE Halloween face painting demonstration, FREE SFX demonstration.

📍 Mayo 

  • Art Exhibition from Nuala Clarke & Shona Macdonald 

Where: Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St, Carrowcushlaun West, Ballina, Co. Mayo 
When: 10/09/2022 - 29/10/2022     
Admission: Free 
Hosted by Ballina Arts Centre, Moving Outwards Incrementally is an exhibition by artists Nuala Clarke and Shona Macdonald. 
Open from Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, the exhibition runs until the 29th October. For full details please visit the Ballina Arts Centre Events page. 

📍 Kerry 

  • Children’s Book Festival 

Where: Across the county 
When: October 1 – October 31   
Admission: Free 
Happening in libraries countywide, the festival is aimed at readers of all ages and interests and features story-time sessions, author visits, craft and STEM workshops, book clubs and movie days. 

📍 Cork

  • Free Sunday Tours Crawford Art Gallery


📍 Armagh

  • Moira Specialty Food Fair

Where: Moira Demesne, 110 Main Street, Moira, County Down, BT67 0DS
When:  15 Oct 2022, 10:00 - 18:00
Admission: Free

Moira Speciality Food Fair returns to the parkland setting of Moira Demesne for day of food and fun on Saturday 15th October from 10am -6pm.

There will be artisanal producers of charcuterie, Irish cheeses, vinegars and oils, preserves, chutneys, pickles and seasonings, not to mention chocolates, fudges, breads and cakes, ice cream and a range of gourmet street food options and more on offer.

This year’s ‘outdoor living’ trend will be reflected in the kitchen sessions with chef demonstrations providing easy to replicate tips for outdoor cooking. The edutainment factor will continue for families with safely planned activities for children. The tented café bar is back too, serving local craft beers, ciders, spirits, liqueurs, and a range of soft drinks all produced within a few miles of Moira.

📍 Cork

  • 2022 Cork Mind Body Experience

Where: Cork City Hall, Cork
When: 15th & 16th October 2022
Admission: Free
Ireland's Largest Holistic Event returns to the Cork City Hall on the 15th & 16th of October 2022, Free Admission, 110 Exhibitors and 80 hours of Complimentary Talks, Workshops & Classes. The event is comprised of five different elements all in one venue, the Mind Body Soul Expo, the Yoga and Meditation Festival, Conscious Life Cork, the Cork Psychic Fair, and the Live Well - Talks & Workshops.

📍 Clare

  • Kids Comedy Magic Show Tour

Where: Treacy's West County Hotel Limerick Road H62 Y189 Ennis Ireland
When: Sun, 16 October 2022, 16:30 – 17:40 IST
Party Time Entertainment presents Kids Comedy Magic Show Tour 2022.
This show is not to be missed! With only TWO shows in your area, advanced booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment!


📍 Dublin

  • Alternative Side to Dublin Tour

Where: The Spire, Upper O' Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland
When: 15TH Oct, Sat, 11:00 - 13:00 IST
Admission: Free

Discover a different side to Dublin.

Ever wonder..what's down there? Well my friend today is the day we explore the alternative side to Dublin.Come check out a chocolate factory, fruit market, hidden bar, time house, art gallery and many more unique places.

This will be a two hour tour and end in Temple Bar.


📍 Clare

  • Ennis Friary

Where: Abbey Street, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 AN28
When: Daily 10:00 – 18:00 ( April – September), Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Admission: Adult: €5.00, Child/Student: €3.00

The O’Briens of Thomond, who once ruled much of north Munster, founded this medieval Franciscan friary. It grew quickly into a huge foundation, with 350 friars and a famed school of 600 pupils by 1375. It was the very last school of Catholic theology to survive the Reformation.

The building contains an exceptional wealth of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century sculptures carved in the local hard limestone, including one of St Francis himself displaying the stigmata. An arch between the nave and transept bears a remarkable image of Christ with his hands bound.

Don’t forget to visit the sacristy, an impressive structure with a ribbed, barrel-vaulted ceiling. Take especial note of the beautiful east window, with its five lancets, as it lights up the chancel.


📍 Wexford

  • Harp Day 2022 Celebration

Where: St. Iberius' Church North Main Street Wexford Ireland
When: Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 19:30 IST
Admission: General Admission €10, Under 18s €5

Harpists Séamus Ó Flatharta and Aisling Ennis will play in this event.


📍 Wicklow

  • Hill Skills Day

Where: Drumgoff Wicklow Wicklow Ireland
When: Sat, 15 October 2022, 10:00 – 15:00 IST
Admission: €10

Mountaineering Ireland are delighted to announce their Happy Hiking Programme. This is a great opportunity for anyone new to the hills or those who want to learn navigation to join a qualified instructor for a full days training and gain useful information and skills that will help keep you safe on the hills.

📍 Dublin

  • Pumpkin World Pumpkin Patch

Where: Reynoldstown Farm, Reynoldstown, Naul, Dublin, Ireland
When: Oct 15th & 16th, 10am - 12noon & 1pm - 3pm
Admission: Entry fee €10 Per person . Booking online only.

Come and choose your own pumpkin also FREE parking - which is in a field. Also bring wellies and raincoats - This is an outdoor event and can get muddy, as you are on a farm.


📍 Antrim

  • Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival

Where: Bushmills, Bushmills, County Antrim, BT57 8QA
When: 15 Oct 2022 - 16 Oct 2022, Saturday – Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Admission: Free Admission
The Salmon & Whiskey festival, which celebrates the local heritage and fine produce in the area, returns from 15th-16th of October. An array of fantastic entertainment and activities will spread across Bushmills Main Street, Millennium Park, Bushmills Distillery and The Salmon Fisheries.

On Saturday 15th October you’ll find a warm welcome in the village’s array of cafés and restaurants with menus offering fresh local ingredients, along with music and entertainment. A Taste Causeway showcase will let you enjoy many of the fabulous products made in Causeway Coast and Glens.
The Salmon Fisheries will be open to the public (on both Saturday and Sunday) so make sure to drop in to find out more about its fascinating work.

Sunday 16th October will see the village transformed into a street market scene where you’ll be greeted by the traders from Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market and Taste Causeway producers. At Millennium Park, live music will be provided, creating a perfect way to spend your Sunday.

With many ways to enjoy unique food experiences this Festival is not one to miss.

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