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 Energia Free-kend Map: 7-9th October â˜˜ï¸


📍 Dublin

  • Medieval Dublin Symposium 2022

Where: Trinity Long Room Hub College Green Dublin 2 Ireland
When: Sat, 8 October 2022, 09:30 – 17:00 IST
Admission: Free
The 23rd Medieval Dublin symposium, presented as part of the Dublin Festival of History, will showcase new research in the history and archaeology of medieval Dublin.
11 different talks about different topics through the day.


  • Build a Star Dome

Where: Fingal Makerspace 1st Floor Blanchardstown Library
When: Sat, 8 October 2022, 14:00 – 16:00 IST
Admission: Free
This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in Space, the stars, electronics, and the fun parts of geometry problem solving.
Learn how to solder and how to make 3D objects from 2D shapes, bring the night sky into your home!
** participants must be 9 - 12 yrs old**


  • Children’s History Workshop

Where: Walkinstown Library Percy French Road D12 FK18 Dublin Ireland
When: Sat, 8 October 2022, 14:30 – 15:30 IST
Admission: Free
Children’s history workshop for children aged 9-12, with Dublin City Council’s Historian-in-inResidence for Children. In this workshop children can explore Dublin’s past, through hidden animals, people and symbols found on buildings, before creating their very own history-inspired sculptures and drawings.

Suitable for children aged 9-12 accompanied by an adult.

  • Introduction to Fashion Upcycling Workshop

Where: Community Centre Upper Main Street Rush Ireland
When: Sat, October 8, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM IST
Admission: Free

Have you always wanted to know how to upcycle your clothes and make them into something unique? Join Arran Murphy, Rediscover Fashion programme manager, from the Rediscovery Centre for an introduction to fashion upcycling workshop. This demonstration-based workshop will show you how to give a second life to your clothes and guide you through various upcycling techniques and clothing hacks.


📍 Belfast


  • Acoustic Picnic October 2022

Where: Oh Yeah Music Centre 15-21 Gordon St Belfast
When: Sat, 8 October 2022, 12:00 – 15:00 BST
Admission: Free
Acoustic Picnic is Oh Yeah Music Centre’s established family fun day. It is a great opportunity for families, especially those with young children to come down to the centre free of charge, to bring a picnic and get stuck into the lively atmosphere of music, art and dancing!

Classic sing-along hits provided by the wonderful OTH Collective and a café on-site, this is not to be missed!

📍 Galway


  • Claregalway Forge

Where: Claregalway H91 C789 Rooaunmore Galway Ireland
When: Sat, 8 Oct 2022, 14:00 IST
Admission: Free
Demonstration of traditional forging wrought and cast iron.

Demonstration of the traditional skill of forging wrought and cast iron to create the gates, railings and rainwater goods evident in towns and villages and in the country side. Master blacksmith Stephen Quinn will explain the skilful techniques and material he uses in this ancient art. The venue is at the restored forge to the north of the village of Claregalway.


📍 Mayo


  • Guided tour of Westport House

Where: Westport House The Demesne F28 TY45 Westport Ireland
When: Sun, 9 Oct 2022, 14:00 IST
Admission: Free
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.


📍 Kilkenny


  • Kilkenny Day

Where: Along the Canal Walk, Kilkenny
When: 9th October 2022 1pm – 6pm
Admission: Free
Kilkenny Day 2022 is on October the 9th along the Canal Walk from 1pm-6pm. A free family fun day packed with kids shows, stilt-walkers, unicyclists, dance performances, live music, traditional funfair stalls, fairground rides, family games and pet farm. At 3pm is the unveiling of Adam King’s Virtual Hug sculpture at the Band Stand.


📍 Donegal


  • Kids Drive-In Cinema

Where: The Regional Culture Centre, Letterkenny, Donegal
When: 8th October, 15:00
Admission: Free
Part of Wainfest (Children’s arts and book festival).
Build your own car from cardboard box and art materials and settle in to watch a movie at our pop-up drive in cinema.

Children must be accompanied by adult. From ages 5-10. Bring your own box.

📍 Cavan


  • Mindfulness at Cavan Burren Park

Where: Cavan Burren Park Cavan Burren Park Interpretive Centre Blacklion Ireland
When: Sun, 9 October 2022, 11:00 – 13:00 IST
Admission: Free
Join Geopark Guide Bee Smith for a relaxing journey through Cavan Burren park. Use the stroll through the ancient landscape to unwind and learn mindfulness techniques to be more present in everyday life.

Please wear sturdy footwear and warm waterproof clothing.

📍 Laois


  • Farmers Market

Where: Dublin Road Business Park, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 RPX8
When: 10am – 2pm Every Saturday
Admission: Free
Our weekly Farmers’ Market includes a range of over 20 stalls selling Fresh Vegetables and Fruit, Bread and confectionary, Fish and Meat, Artisan Foods & Ethnic treats from local suppliers.

📍 Kerry


  • Red Deer Rut Watch Event

Where: Killarney National Park, Killarney, Kerry
When: Sun, 9 Oct 2022, 09:00 IST
Admission: Free
The breeding season for wild deer known as the “rut” is one of the highlights of the wildlife calendar.
This event is kindly hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and is free of charge. The walk takes place at the peak of the red deer rut on Sunday October 9th.

The event is family friendly event and suitable for all fitness levels, with no specialist clothing required. There will be talks by a Conservation Rangers and the Irish Deer Commission, along with a display of native red deer antlers.

📍 Westmeath


  • Murtaghs Organic Farm

Where: Ballinacarrigy, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
When: October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Admission: Free
A great family day out with lots of great stalls at Murtaghs Organic Farm, where you can also see all the farm animals.

📍 Limerick


  • Autumn Art Fair

Where: Cornmarket Row, MilkMarket Limerick
When: Sunday 9th Oct 11am to 3pm
Admission: Free
35 Stalls, Hundreds of artworks, lots of reasons to stay at Limerick Milk Market for a while this Autumn. You'll be delighted to meet some of your old favourites and thrilled to see new artists and makers. Keep supporting Local.


📍 Louth


  • Nadia's Trails with Maxol

Where: Maxol Service Station Dublin Road, Dundalk
When: Sat, 8 Oct 2022, 10:00 IST
Admission: Free

We're back for the final in the Nadia's Trails series and this one is an absolute wowser offering incredible views across a 9km trek.

The meeting point for this hike is the Maxol Service Station, Dublin Rd, Dundalk, Co Louth A91HDK0 at 10.00am.

Here, you'll receive your mandatory safety briefing and meet your host Nadia El Ferdaoussi and your hike guide, Wayne Jenkins. Each participant will receive a Maxol goodie bag at this point.

From Maxol, you will make the short drive to the start of the hike at the Carlingford Tourism Visitors Centre. Your hike guide will provide you with directions on the day!

Time: Meet at 10.00am at Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk. The hike will commence circa 10.30am.

📍 Sligo


  • Critters TV

Where: Bundoran Community Library Station Road Bundoran Ireland
When: Sat, 8 Oct 2022, 11:00 IST
Admission: Free

Critters TV shows the native wild animals of Ireland as you’ve never seen them before - at home, with their feet up, watching wildlife documentaries on TV. It’s like Gogglebox for animals and will have you laughing out loud. This comedy series for 4 - 8 year-olds fuses animation with live action footage, provided by Dublin’s award-winning Crossing The Line Films.

Ages: 4-8


📍 Kildare


  • Kildare Readers Festival

Where: Main Festival - Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
When:  Multiple times all weekends
Admission: Free
Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you every year in October by Kildare County Library and Arts Service. Our ethos is to connect our readers with authors and artists, working to bring the very best from the world of literature to our audiences through the provision of exciting, innovative and accessible events.

As always, our events are free. Events will take place in library branches throughout the week, with the main festival weekend taking place in the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.
Names such as Donal Ryan coming, as well as Marguerite Penrose, Michelle Gallen, Olivia Fitzsimons, Patrick Freyne , Sinead Gleeson, Belinda McKeon etc will be attending.

📍 Cork


  • Guided Tours of Doneraile Park & Gardens

Where: Doneraile Park & Gardens, Doneraile Estate, Doneraile, Cork, Ireland
When: 9th Oct, Sun, 14:30 - 16:30 IST
Admission: €6.19
We're thrilled to introduce a series of very special guided tours of OPW's Doneraile Park & Gardens for the 2022 season, with exclusive access to the 17th century private Pleasure Gardens, Parterre, and Walled Gardens.

Come and enjoy this beautiful event filled with pageantry, history, and storytelling set in the majestic Doneraile Estate's surroundings.


📍 Armagh


  • Elmfield Market

Where: Moyallan Road, Gilford, County Armagh, BT63 5JX
When: 8 Oct 2022   10:00 - 15:00
Admission: £4.00 per ticket
The Elmfield Market brings together local food producers, artisans and wellness experts, to create an experience that realises the ethos of Elmfield Estate as a place of natural wellbeing through the power of whole foods.

Gathered in the newly renovated courtyards, the market features passionate food producers, natural self-care products, plants and flowers, and art & artisan crafts. You can also participate in taster wellbeing experiences, take a tour of the gardens or listen to live music with a coffee and street food treat in the cobbled courtyard, so that when you leave you feeling that you have treated yourself to a few hours of well-deserved me-time.

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