Energia Free-kend Map: 16th-18th September ☘️
- Barack Obama Plaza 6km Kind Colour Run
When: Sun, 18 September
Join us for the Barack Obama Plaza 6km Kind Colour Run. It will be a colorful event with fun for all, goodie bags and craic guaranteed.
- Clifden Arts Festival
When: September 15-25
Admission: Free to paid events
The longest-running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 45th year will take place from September 15-25 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2022 programme.
- Mexican Independence Celebrations Cork
When: Sat, 17 Sep 2022
Join the Mexican community and friends to experience and celebrate Mexican music, dance, culture, food, festivities and fun! The Mexican Independence Day party (El Grito) is on Saturday the 17th of September from 3pm at Tequila Jacks at City Quarter on Lapp's Quay, Cork City.
- Fingal Poetry Festival
When: September 15th-18th
Admission: Free to paid events
Expect to find poetry in unexpected places — on shop windows, pavements, benches — and, colourfully illuminated and projected at Floraville, our lovely little park right in the heart of town beside the Library. With over 20 events scheduled for the weekend, there will be something for everyone — an aerial dance spectacle to poetry walks through the High Woods of Ardgillan Castle and on Red Island, lunchtime poetry readings, glittering evenings filled with poetry and live music and an especially commissioned film poem by Pat Boran.
- Art Sessions for Under 5's
When: Friday, 16 September
Our art sessions for under 5s are always popular with families. Join our learning team for a fun and creative morning of sensory play and art making.
- Sculpture in Context 2022
When: Friday, 17 September
Staged annually at the Gardens, Sculpture in Context is the longest running and most prestigious sculpture exhibition in Ireland, showcasing the inspiring and extraordinary work of both established and emerging artists throughout 50 acres of gardens and glasshouses. Join us for this specially curated guided tour taking in some of the sculptures and highlighting the skills of the artists and the questions their works raise, in the glorious surroundings of the Gardens in autumn.
This year Sculpture in Context will celebrate 35 years exhibiting and promoting sculpture in Ireland.
- Roald Dahl Day
When: Sat, 17 September
Join us from 1-2pm with Anyone 4 Science and Clondalkin libraries to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. Become part of Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory and learn all about chocolate and playdough. Make your very own batch, what are the best ingredients and why? It's sure to be a very "sweet" experience!
When: September 9th-25th
Admission: Events vary from Free to Paid
Circus Factory aims to elevate Circus and Street Arts through innovation and creativity, and street festivals are an age-old activity that bring together young, old, rich, and poor. Pitch’d brings the stories, colour, and life of circus arts to the streets of Cork. And we invite the public to catch up with friends while having the craic by trying hula hooping or stand in awe at an acrobat flipping and tumbling or scratch your head at some silly walkabout characters.
Pitch’d Circus and Street Arts festival is thrilled to be the first to bring Kundle Cru to Ireland with the Irish premiere of Blame Game in partnership with the Everyman. A show of dance, circus, Chinese pole and juggling, this show will have you hooked from the opening scene. We will also see American actor, clown and physical comedian Bill Irwin grace the streets of our own lovely lee.
- Viking Festival
When: Sat, 17 September
Viking festival at Sli Eile farm on the 17th of September:
- Includes 13 re-enactors comprising 11 adults and 2 adolescents
- Equipment / Display of Arms and Armour
- Stocks with Pillory with soft tomatoes
- Tablet weaving
- Tent Saxon / Norman Tent (any number or tents always comes with one or two awnings)
- Kids Battle commands for Kids and shield wall lesson. 2-5 times during the day
- Eastern Style Fights Full Contact fights with Viking/Slavic style helmets and armour
- Viking village
- Vitamin Sea Festival
When: 16 September - 18 September 2022
Take a walk on the 5km Trá Mór, a dip in the beautiful swimming spots or breathe in the sea air. Get your vitamin sea fix and a fill of fabulous food in Tramore on 16-18 September at their food and outdoors festival.
- Listowel International Storytelling Festival
When: 15 September - 18 September
Every September the heritage town of Listowel welcomes a wealth of Irish and international storytellers and musicians for a community gathering full of tales, recitations, music, songs and ballads.
Storytelling is as old as humanity itself. In fact, it’s the oldest form of entertainment, well before the written word and well before radio or television. Celebrating this universal tradition, Listowel International Storytelling takes place in mid-September each year, as the seasons change with long nights drawing families and friends around the hearth, inspired by the Irish Rambling House tradition and its sense of togetherness.
- Cashel Arts Festival
When: 15 September - 18 September
Cashel Arts Festival is a four-day festival set in the town of Cashel in County Tipperary, famous for the ancient and iconic Rock of Cashel forming a dramatic backdrop to a fine selection of contemporary arts events.
This year’s 20th annual festival will see more of the talent they are known for, with lots of art, drama, music and more lining the streets of the beautiful town of Cashel!
Take your pick of music from artists such as Chris Dreever, dance, visual arts, film, theatre, workshops, family events such as storytelling and other literature events.
- Artists' Film International 2022
When: 27 August - 18 September
Artists' Film International (AFI) is a collaborative project featuring film, video and animation from around the world.
Established by the Whitechapel Gallery in 2008, AFI includes 20 global partner organisations. Each organisation selects an exciting recent work by an artist from their region which is shared amongst the networks.
- Festival Lough Erne
When: 10 Sept - 18 Sept
Admission: All activities are available at a reduced rate throughout the festival and will be available to pre book online.
Festival Lough Erne is back for 2022! This year the festival celebrates Lough Erne and all it has to offer with a diverse range of activities spread right across Fermanagh's waterways.
The 2022 programme extends over a full week and offers an opportunity to experience the entire Fermanagh Lakelands offering. The programme includes a myriad of activities on water and on land. Full programme of events will be added once confirmed. Festival Lough Erne is organised and funded by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. All activities are available at a reduced rate throughout the festival and available to pre book online.
- Comic Con
When: 17 – 18 September 2022
Admission: Tickets start at £8.80, Children aged 0-4 go free.
The Eikon Exhibition Centre will host the highly anticipated Comic Con Northern Ireland from 17 – 18 September 2022. This will be the first Comic Con on the island of Ireland run by Monopoly Events, and it promises to be an event to remember with a phenomenal line-up of guests.
Comic Con Northern Ireland will attract comic, tv, and film culture fans from across the globe at this special two-day event taking place at the Eikon Exhibition Centre from Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 September 2022.
- Bushy Park Market
When: From 10am-4pm each Saturday
From 10am-4pm each Saturday, Bushy Park comes alive with dozens of stalls serving food and drink of every description. There are crepes, falafel, organic burgers, paella, Polish pierogi, woodfire pizzas, coffee, smoothies, and juices – to name a few of the items on the menu! Music, outdoor yoga, and craft stalls round out its perfect weekend line-up.
- EAT THE STREETS!
When: Saturday 17th September
Eat the Streets! brings schools, farmers, urban growers, and neighbourhoods together to celebrate Dublin’s food in all its glory. It's all about growing the food, cooking, creating together, helping to dig up the city’s rich food heritage.
Explore food; what we eat defines so much about us as people, our culture, our history, it helps create connections and nourishment and it shapes the cities we live in. Dublin has a rich vegetable growing history that can still be seen in the north of the county today.
- The Great Fjord Swim
When: September 17
Admission: Free to Watch
Come along and spectate as swimmers take on open water swimming in magical Killary fjord Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Killary Fjord with Connaught’s majestic mountains soaring all around. Bring the family along to cheer on the participants.
- Cultural Festival and Big Lunch
When: Fri, 16 September
This is partnership event between Alternatives RJ, Radius and Apex Housing to promote good relations by celebrating a range of cultures and to share the smells, tastes, sounds and sights in a kaleidoscope of colour on Friday 16th September from 12pm - 3pm in CS Lewis Square.
Stage performances include cultural music and dance and compere David Ralston. Tickle your taste buds with Romanian, Caribbean, Indian, Arabic, Irish/N.Irish and fusion food tasting, children's cultural storytelling, craft and activities, treats & refreshments with ice cream and coffee van, Henna Tattooing, information stands and more!
- The Irish National Heritage Park
Admission: Adults €12.50, Kids €7
From the way we talk, to the music we listen to, to the names we call ourselves and the placenames that surround us, our lives have been shaped by our ancestors. But who were they? How did they live? Join us on an exciting 9,000-year journey and see Irish history brought to life, over 40 acres of native woodland, marsh and shoreline.
- Biodiversity Walk & Native Seed Collection at Ardan Wood
When: 18th September
Ardan Wood is a spectacular example of ancient Irish woodland managed by the Native Woodland Trust.
The Trust have recently acquired adjacent fields, which will allow this pocket-sized woodland to branch out and expand for the first time in over 350 years!
Join us on Sunday 18 September for a biodiversity walk to learn more about Ardan Wood and the special plants and animals that live under its canopy. We will also be collecting native tree/shrub seeds, which will be grown at our nursery site and eventually planted-out in the newly acquired fields.
- INDIA FEST 2022
When: 17th September
India Fest is a beautiful celebration organised by Indians who have made Ireland their home over the years. India Fest celebrates the rich heritage, tradition, diversity and culture of India and the event will be hosted collectively by various regional Indian communities of Ireland.
- Glencree Peace Walk 2022
When: 18th September
Glencree, with the support of the Embassy of Finland in Ireland, invites you to join the 6th Annual Glencree Peace Walk fundraiser on Sunday 18 September 2022.
Marking UN International Day of Peace which calls for 24-hours of non-violence and ceasefire, our peace walk aims to highlight the importance of continued cooperation in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, management and resolution, and of working together through partnership to help build a more secure and peaceful future for us all.
In a stunning glaciated valley in County Wicklow, in the sixth century, one of Ireland’s most revered saints founded a monastery. The foundation of St Kevin at Glendalough became one of the most famous religious centres in Europe.
The remains of this ‘Monastic City’, which are dotted across the glen, include a superb round tower, numerous medieval stone churches and some decorated crosses. Of particular note is St Kevin’s Bed, a small man-made cave in the cliff face above the Upper Lake. It is said that St Kevin lived and prayed there, but it may actually be a prehistoric burial place that far predates him.
- Battle of the Boyne
Admission: Adults €5, Kids €3
On 1 July 1690 (Old Style), King William III clashed with his father-in-law, King James II, on the River Boyne at Oldbridge, County Meath.
Both kings commanded their armies in person. There were 36,000 men on the Williamite side and 25,000 on the Jacobite side. It was the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield. At stake were the British throne, French dominance in Europe and religious power in Ireland. William was victorious – and the continent was changed forever.
On the battleground itself, in a recently restored eighteenth-century house, now stands the Battle of the Boyne visitor centre. The centre contains original weapons and a laser model of the battlefield. It is a treasure trove for anyone who wants to find out more about this pivotal episode in Irish and European history.