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Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend 2nd - 4th September


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UCD Woodland Walkies
Join UCD for a day of dog-filled fun! Take a guided woodland walk around UCD, take part in a vet Q&A and meet some UCD staff and friends of UCD for some friendly pet care advice       

DCG Harvest Festival 
The day will include family events with games and face painting, live music and dancing as well as community gardening events such as the herbal workshop and balcony garden display!​
Mountjoy, Square, Dublin

Arthur Dunne Memorial Swim   
"Do you ever wish you were tough enough to battle the elements, particularly the tides and underwater life in an open sea swim?""  One man who did that, regularly and bravely, was Arthur Dunne, who managed the Half Moon Swimming Club. He was an inspiration to many of the swimmers he worked with, and one in particular dedicated his first marathon swim to him. Arthur is being remembered with this Dublin Bay swim which will invite enthusiastic swimmers to honour him by making a literal splash. You'll feel inspired by the camaraderie and support of your fellow swimmers, so if you are a keen open water swimmer, you'll definitely have a great time and meet new friends to share your post-swim flask of coffee with." 
South Wall, Ringsend      

Kill Bill Volume I & II      
Join The Sugar Club for 1 or 2 of these gruesome and gory Tarantino classics                           
Tickets: €15 (both films) €10        

WAKO World Kickboxing Championships: Cadets and Juniors     
At the state-of-the-art facilities in the Citywest Hotel & Conference Centre, Dublin, be part of the excitement as young teams from around the world come together to perform and celebrate the martial art of kickboxing.             
Citywest Hotel & Conference Centre, Dublin         
2 - 3 September               
€ 10      

GAA/ODEON Cinemas Live Screening - All Ireland Hurling Final                  
Various locations across Ireland   04-Sep   *** This is a FREE event; however Odeon ask customers to book tickets on-line via this website in the standard manner using a credit/debit card. Your card will not be charged. ***


Silicon Drinkbaout Dublin September Meetup    
Catch up with the Dublin startup community on the first Friday of every month in the evening from 6pm at Izakaya George's St. Dublin 2. 
YAMAMORI IZAKAYA - 12/13 South Great George's Street, Dublin 

Family Fun Day - Support for Saoirse 
There will be lots of fun for all the family this Sunday at Carlanstown Village.  Activities include carnival, funfair, face painting, bouncy castles & dunking chair plus lots, lots more!

The Kildare Maze            
Leinster’s largest hedge maze is a fabulous attraction located just outside Prosperous in the North Kildare countryside.  Activities Include: The Hedge Maze, The Wooden Maze, Crazy Golf, Assault Course, Picinc Area, Zip Wire                      
From €6              

The National Reptile Zoo             
With over 50 exhibits, Animal Encounter Zone, Tropical Walk-through Habitat, indoor and outdoor Picnic Area, Snack Bar, Souvenir Shop and Soft Play Area, The National Reptile Zoo can keep the entire family entertained and educated all at once!         
Demesne Road, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny     
Family (2 adults + 1 child) €27.00               

Lough Boora Discovery Park                     
Lough Boora Discovery Park, Visitor Centre, Boora, Co.Offaly          
 Free to visit Lough Boora Discovery Park (Car Parking €2)

Dancing at the Crossroads          
A free community event in Wexford, on Saturday September 3rd, to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the 1996 All Ireland win. The event will include showing highlights of the 1996 All Ireland Final, games and events from community groups such as the local soccer and GAA clubs and ICA, and music until late.            
Killinick, Wexford            

National Sea Life Bray - Dory & Friends  
Dive into SEA LIFE this weekend and learn all about blue tangs and clownfish like Dory and Nemo. Join Sea Life on an interactive trail where you'll discover facts about the real life versions of your favourite Disney•Pixar characters.  Complete the trail and you’ll have earned your exclusive Finding Dory reward!
Online Prices: Adult €9.50 Child €7            

The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival         
On Sunday 4th of September, The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival makes its home at Killruddery for a fabulous celebration of all things tomato! The festival is dedicated to tomatoes and all their weird and wonderful varieties – from tiny tomberries to their big beefsteak cousins, and anything and everything in between. Tomato fans from all over the country are invited to join us for exhibitions, competitions, recipes and discussions – all in the name of this totally terrific fruit!                            

Live Music at Garavans
Playing everything from swing to trad to American bluegrass, wesht locals The Supernovas hit Garavans every Sunday night from 6:30 to 8:30. With a new saxophone player added to the mix, they’re sure to play something you want to tap your feet and get up and dance to. Chill out with a pint — it’s a great way to stretch the weekend just a little bit longer.              
Garavans, 46 William St, Galway 04-Sep  

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival      
The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, one of Ireland’s oldest traditional festival takes place in the small spa town every September. The festival now over 150 years old attracts up to 60000 people from all over the world, who come for the music, the dancing and the ‘craic’. Dancing takes place in venues all over town and in the newly reopened Spa Wells. Third generation matchmaker Willie Daly is on hand to bring hopeful singles together and boasts many marriages to date.                        


Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival 2016              
The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival is now in its 22nd year, and has become one of the most renowned festivals in the world storytelling calendar.      
Cape Clear, Cork              
2 - 4 September               
Various FREE events       
Super Heroes Vs Super Villains Table Quiz            
Limerick Roller Derby invites you to join them to take part in the annual  Superheroes vs Supervillains Table Quiz.  Fancy dress is encouraged - there will be an award for best costume!   
Dolans Warehouse, 3-4 Dock Road, Limerick        
2 September      
€ 10      

Storytime with Roisín Meaney   
Half an hour of stories, songs, dancing and other tomfoolery at 11.30am on Saturday 3 September in Limerick's Granary Library. Official age group 3 to 6 but anyone can sneak in.......shhh.  Well-behaved parents welcome too. Teddies mandatory!            
Limerick's Granary Library.           

Children's Tennis Coaching Day 
Free coaching, fun games and great coaching offers.         
Catholic Institute Athletic Club, Rosbrien, Limerick             

Air Waves Portrush 2016             
The largest airshow in Ireland. A two day airshow and festival with no admission fee in Portrush, Co Antrim. 
Portrush, Co Antrim                       

Brownlow Festival          
Annual family friendly festival featuring a range of activities to suit all ages including a family picnic, family fun day, water based obstacle course and dragon boat racing.          
Brownlow Community Hub, Craigavon, Armagh   
2 - 3 September               

Carnival of Colours         
The Circus, Arts and Music festival will be jam-packed with top treats featuring the very best of International Street Theatre and local acts interspersed with an eclectic mix of side shows and attractions to guarantee a full quota of belly laughs and a truly magical experience for folk of all ages.              
St Columbs Park, Derry/Londonderry                       

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival & British Street Food Awards  
Now in its 24th year, Hillsborough International Oyster Festival is one of Northern Ireland’s premier events, attracting thousands of visitors each year from across the world.
Hillsborough, Co Down   2 - 4 Sep              
Price per event will vary.               
Pride in Newry  
The Pride In Newry parade is a major event and an annual landmark in the life of Newry City. Pride in Newry has created a broad platform to showcase the diversity of communities within Newry City and across Newry Mourne and Down District  Newry, Co Down              

Cookstown Continental Market
Cookstown will be ‘looking good, tasting great’ for the 2016 Continental Market, as the town gets ready to mark the completion of the public realm scheme and to celebrate the Year of Food.             
Cookstown, Co Tyrone  
2 - 4 September               
Entrance is FREE              
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