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Cheap and Free Things To Do This Weekend 21st-22nd October


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  1. Halloween at Glasnevin
A bumper series of events will be held today. It’s Dress Up Day when all you witches and ghouls can dress to distress! View the Halloween Harvest Display and Decorated Pumpkin Exhibition, help spin a Giant Spider Web through the oak trees, and discover all about Magical Plants when you visit the witches in their garden! It all kicks off at 12.00pm. Prize giving for the Decorated Pumpkin.
Admission: Free
  1. Halloween Fair 2017
Come to St Pat's BNS Drumcondra's Halloween Fair 2017. All your favourites and some new attractions.
Admission: Free
  1. Autumnal Park Yoga
2nd Last Saturday Park Class. Come play in the leaves with Marcelle, Laska and I as we joyfully move through the changing seasons
Admission: Free
  1. The Dundrum Dodgeball Tournament
The second annual Dundrum Dodgeball tournament. Cause: Supporting the cause of Open Schools! Invite friends the larger the tournament the better the competition!!
Admission: €5
  1. Dublin Human Rights Festival
Come celebrate activism and advocacy with human rights activists from around the world here in Dublin! Join us for workshops and panels on LGBTI activism, the dangers of defending land rights, cybersecurity for activists, ripping down the patriarchy, and even some fun with Clowns Without Borders!
Admission: Free
  1. The Baby Market Dublin
The Carlton Airport Hotel, Sunday 22nd Oct, 12 to 2pm. 
Join us at our parent to parent indoor preloved baby market. From travel systems to sterilisers and everything between, find all you need at this expensive time. Great quality nearly new; baby, maternity and toddler related items for a fraction of the new price. Buying nearly new not only is kind to your pocket but kind to Mama Earth for our children and theirs! 
Admission: €3
Mensana Festival - Tea & Time Out
Mensana Fest 2017! You are invited to join us on Saturday October 21st for a day of pampering, relaxation and good company all washed down with tea and coffee, a day of self-care made just for you! Looking forward to welcoming you :-)
Admission: Free
Family friendly event. Come along together or just send the kids... your choice!
We will have a short and a long course option, the short course will be as 'buggy friendly' as possible... if you have any little ones to push around! This will be kept to the larger paths in the forest. 
Come along anytime between 2-3pm and take up to 4.30 then to make your way around. 
We will have the playstation set up so kids can practise their slackline & ninjaline skills too!
Admission: €10/family or €5 per individual child.
ReUse17 Monastrevin Festival
Reimagine Halloween ReUse expo at Monasterevin Community Centre join ZeroWaste advocates and climate change solution activists 
Every day factories in Kildare throw away tons of perfectly good quality materials. Martina Shannon from Dross Evolution, Naas and artists are passionate about keeping these materials out of landfill RE-ME is simply "Recycle Me" (as in the material)
Admission: Free
Kilkenny Pumpkin Picking
The Folly Guest House & Farm have come together with Hughes Farming to create Kilkennys first Pumpkin Picking Patch. Come along with your family and friends to pick the perfect pumpkin this year, enjoy scarecrows and witches while playing some old school games. Opens 14th October to 31st October. Located just off the ring road behind Woodies with easy access and parking for your broomsticks. Wellies Advised.
Admission: Free
Cheerios Childline Breakfast & Free Bowling
Join us in Kbowl to host a Cheerios Childline Breakfast.
Come along to enjoy 1 game of FREE bowling on us, breakfast, a sing along on the Karaoke Machine and tea/coffee complimentary. All you have to do is make a donation on the day for a fantastic charity.
This fundraising event is in aid of Childline and the ISPCC. Childline is the only 24-hour listening service which seeks to support and empower children and young people in Ireland.
Admission: Free
Portlaoise Psychic & Holistic Fair
Free Entry to the Psychic & Holistic Fair at the Midlands Park Hotel (formerly Portlaoise Heritage), Jessop St, Portlaoise, Co. Laois on the 22nd October - 11 am to 7 pm. Over 35 stands showcasing,
Some of Ireland's top Mediums, Psychics, Tarot and Angel card readers giving One-to-One private & personal readings on the day.
A wide range treatments, advice and information available on the day provided by a selection of national and local holistic therapists.
Natural skincare & cosmetics product lines, herbal remedies, oils and essences.
Admission: Free
Summer Stars Awards
We will be holding the Summer Stars awards on Saturday the 21st of October from 11 am until 12 pm upstairs here in your library. 
We will have some small treats and certificates for the kids as a little reward for taking part in this years Summer Stars program. 
As we are expecting quite a number of children to come along to collect their certificates, it is very important that all children attending are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
If you know anyone that has taken part in this years Summer Stars Program, that might not be on Facebook please let them know.
Admission: Free

The Festival of Horrors : Quarantine Zone
AVA Corporation have recently set up a new biological weapons testing and research facility on the grounds of Bellurgan Park just outside Dundalk. Military units have set up blockades and checkpoints to maintain the quarantine and protect the site perimeter.
The facility houses a high spec laboratory complete with state of the art equipment and the best scientists the industry has to offer. The site also includes an extensive outdoor testing facility for trialing new weapons developed on site.
The AVA corporation have launched a public appeal for volunteers to help test some of the exciting new projects that are being developed for the bio-weapons industry. All applicants are requested to present themselves to the research facility for processing from October 20th – 22nd and October 27th – 30th.
Experiments are only conducted nightly between the hours of 7pm and 11pm.
Admission: €15
White Wolf Autumn Shoot
All archers are welcome to White Wolf Archers Autumn Shoot in the beautiful surrounds of Drewstown House and Lake Sunday 22nd of October. 
We will shoot a mixture of 3D targets (walk up) and UKIFAC style Round Faces (4 arrows at each target) round of approx 15 targets to be shot twice
Bring your best arrow as our signature Steel Wolf will be making an appearance.
Registration from 8.30am, shoot starts at 10am.
Admission: Adults €10, Juniors and Cubs €5
Family Wellness Day
Family wellness day is a full day for the whole family to come and try tasty tasters of Kundalini Reiki Yoga, Rebel Yoga Fitness Yoga, Shamanic-Trance Dance Yoga, Fixation Fitness Dance, Hatha Yoga, Juniors and Teens yoga, Meditations and more.
Learn to live life to the full for the whole family. Learn to let go of Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Frustrations, Fear and more. Learn to have fun by dancing in the rain. Learn to embrace ancient body movements and therapies to bring balance to Mind, Body and Soul.
Admission: €5

Coláiste Mhuire Open Day
Come along and see all Coláiste Mhuire has to offer on Open Day. Principals welcome address at 9.30am and 10.30am followed by guided tours, refreshments provided for all the family and applications available on the day. Hope to see you all there.
Admission: Free
Pumpkin Demo
Our first ever pumpkin demonstration will take place on Sat 21st of Oct. From 11am to 2pm Lisa will show boys, girls & adults how to carve the most ghoulish pumpkins in Wexford. Luckily for all the boys & girls Fortunes veg will have a trailer load of pumkins to choose from. This event is in line with our pumpkin carving competition, 28th Oct, where there will be lots of tricks, treats, spot prizes & prizes for the best carved pumpkins & fancy dress.
Admission: Free
Halloween Tours
Please note this is a Halloween themed tour. Please read below tour description for all terms and conditions.
Halloween (Samhain) marks the change between “light” and the “darkness”. This change means there is a weakness in the connection between worlds, allowing ghostly spirits to pass into our world more easily.
Ancestors are welcomed, but harmful spirits are avoided and hidden from. Which will you meet on your Loftus Hall Samhain Tour? Let your guide, from the present, and the past, take you on a journey through the ground floor of Loftus Hall, sharing with you some of the most ghostly tales of Ireland’s Most Haunted House... And just in case you meet a harmful spirit, please note that dressing in costume is recommended to all to help keep you hidden from sinister spirits!
Admission: €13 Adult/€8 Child
Free Lego Workshop
The first of two FREE Lego workshops will be held in Charlesland Community Centre on Saturday the 21st of October at 1:00pm. This is an opportunity for you and your children to come and see what Brickx Club Greystones is all about. 
Due to large interest, we ask that you register your child by sending their name and age to 0862508072 or emailing [email protected] Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Admission: Free
Clare’s Got Talent
Clare FM is delighted to present a chance for one lucky act to win €3,000 sponsored by DNG O’Sullivan Hurley.
Performances will feature local acts singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians, street performers and much more with solo performers and groups vying for the support in the audience vote and the seal of approval from the panel of expert Judges.
Admission: Free
Annual Breast Cancer Walk
Registration takes place at 11.45 after mass outside kearneys centra, we will continue up to do 2 laps of carriganes with the final lap finishing at the shop. Registration is €10 with proceeds going to the Irish cancer society
Admission: €10
45th Annual Cork Suzuki Concert
Nearly 180 children aged 5 to 15 will perform Classical and some Irish music on Violin and Cello by composers such as Bach, Handel, Beethoven and many more.
ALL WELCOME. Wheelchair Accessible.
Admission: €5
Sing Along Social
Pop Royalty Battle at The Roundy, Cork City
Do you feel the need to sing along to Fleetwood Mac, Abba, Queen and Prince in the company of friends and strangers? 
As part of our Mostly Coastal Irish Tour, The Sing Along Social are bringing our Pop Royalty Battle to The Roundy in Cork City on Sunday 22nd of October. Doors will open at 7pm sharp and we'll be singing by 7.45pm sharp. We'll be heading off into the sunset by 9pm so don't miss our pop-up pop battle. 
Admission: €5
Lough Gur Sinister Dusk Walk
Join us if you dare for a halloween scare......Lough Gur's sinister dusk walk on sunday 22nd october at 5pm. Suitable for all ages.
Admission: €5

Family Circus Saturdays
Due to its sucess last term the Irish Aerial Creation Centre are bringing family circus back! So 1-5 year olds can bring along mummys and daddys to have fun with the whole family. From rolling on the ground to swinging in the air there will be plenty magical games and colourful fun for all the tots in town.
Admission: €8 per family
Orienteering Event
Open Orienteering event hosted by Kerry Orienteers, everyone members and non members welcome.
Admission: Free
Kerry Film Festival 2017
Kerry Film Festival (KFF) is an internationally recognised short film festival which takes place in Killarney, Co. Kerry from 19th to 22nd October 2017.
Kerry Film Festival 2017 will present outstanding short and feature films an celebrates emerging filmmaking talent, introduces filmmakers to the industry and creates new film experiences for audiences.
Crocuse, La Douleur Equise, The Wedding Speech, I am Vader, Blood + Ink, Pendulum The Movie and Stranger At The Door are among the new films which will be screened.
Admission: €5
Buggy Brigade Fitness Family 5k Fun Walk
The Buggy Brigade Fitness 'Family 5k Family Fun Walk' aim is to get the family out for a walk on a Sunday morning along & by the picturesque Marlfiend Lake route to encourage you to get out & active with your little ones, hopefully it could be the start of a new routine!
Join us on Sunday 22nd October for on our 5k walk, donations on the day going to the Evan Hickey Brain Surgery Fund so come along & show your support for Evan & his family. Registation is in the Clonmel Park Hotel from 10am & walk starts at 11am sharp. All Welcome
Admission: Free
Pumpkin Festival 2017
Join us on Saturday October 21st and Sunday 22nd from 12 to 4pm for our 7th annual Pumpkin festival. Come along and help celebrate the story of Spookley the Square pumpkin who showed us all that it’s ok to be different! A hugely popular, fun-filled day for all the family
Admission: Free for Adults €6 for kids
Battle Of The Blaas
The Apple Market will be transformed into a futuristic battlefield on October 22nd for the Imagine Arts Festival, with a live historical reenactment of a conflict from a thousand years into the future: The Battle of the Blaas! 
Partakers are encouraged to go all out with their fancy dress, with themes like Mad Max, Viking, Pagan or Huguenot amongst those suggested. There will be a kids battle first, followed by an adults battle with some live entertainment sandwiched in between. 
Admission: Free
Galway Judo Festival 2017
Two fun filled days of quality Judo in the West of Ireland.
Open to all Judoka. All ages, All grades and All abilities.
Train with players from all over Ireland with sessions led by some of Ireland’s top coaches and a number of specialist guest coaches.
Admission: Free
Me, Sara
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children – Sara invites us into a world where people are made by the stories they tell.
Sara Tansey’s father is just back from overseas and he is being very annoying! Just because he’s bought her oranges doesn’t mean he can say nothing happens in their town. He wasn’t there when the murderer came. But was he really a murderer? Or a Playboy? Or both?
Passionate, lyrical and angry, Sara invites us into a world where people are made by the stories they tell and parents need to be told who their children really are. Based on Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World this is the third of Abbey Theatre’s Priming the Canon series.
Admission: €9
Carnevil – An Exorcise In Fear
Carnevil is the west of Ireland’s first scare attraction, housed in the haunted former Cuba Live nightclub… It was an empty space. Until now.
Carnevil begins on Wednesday October 12th and will end at midnight on Halloween night. The opening times are 7pm to 10pm (October 12-16, 20-21); 6pm to 10pm (October 22-27); 4pm to 11pm (October 28-31). The event is strictly over 16s.
Admission: €10

We Come From Far, Far Away
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children – Using live music, storytelling, clowning, comedy, shadow puppetry and a small tent, this show tells a big story in a beautifully intimate way.
Inside a traditional Mongolian yurt there is a small tent, and inside this tent there is a boy. He is called Abdullah, and he comes from Syria. Abdullah has travelled a long way, mostly on his own. He can show you the things he has brought with him and he can tell you the reasons for his journey, but he can’t tell you where the story ends.
Using live music, storytelling, clowning, comedy, shadow puppetry and a small tent, this show tells a big story in a beautifully intimate way.
Admission: €9
Craft Demonstrations, Music and Dance at Leitrim Design House
Fun for all ages. Pop in to see us between 3pm and 5pm on Saturday 21st October for craft demonstrations, music and dance. The event will include music & dance with Edwina Guckian, rope making with Steffi Otto,basketmaking & interactive demo with Lukasz Jurgowiak & childrens clay workshop with Ciara McCormac. Well worth a visit!
Admission: Free
Pop Up Record & CD Fair - Castlebar
Join us for our of first ever Record & CD Fair at the Ivy Tower Hotel, Castlebar on Sunday October 22nd from 11am. Come and browse thousands of LP's, 7", 12" & CD's all in one place with traders from all over Ireland. All styles of music. From bargain bins to rarities and collectables, come along, browse and find those albums you've been searching for!
Admission: Free
Charlestown 10k 2017
Admission: €5
Lollipops Children’s Festival
The month of October at Roscommon Arts Centre means it’s Lollipops Children’s Festival time! We’ve planned a host of children’s events here at the arts centre for families, schools and crèches to enjoy. From theatre performances, music events, workshops, and exhibitions, the month of October is all about our youngest audience members! We hope you will come along and join us in some Lollipops fun!
Admission: Varies
Visit Sligo Abbey
An official heritage site of the Office of Public Works now combining the ruins with an exhibition centre. It is a Dominican friary which was founded by Maurice Fitzgerald and dating from the mid thirteenth century. It is known for its tomb carvings and preserved cloisters and is one of the few buildings remaining with traces of the original medieval structure as well as later periods of Renaissance and Gothic rebuilding. Apart from the historical insights it gives into the history of the area and Sligo, it is the source of the Legend of the Silver Bell, which only the pure can hear.
Admission: Adults € 2.10. Child and family concessions available.
Visit Malin Head
The Malin Head Coastline is rugged, unspoilt and spectacular. The area is steeped in history and folklore. Malin Head is an area for all tastes, including walking, fishing, swimming, photography, studying rock formations or rare flora and it is close to Inishowen’s splendid golf courses.
Admission: Free
Autumn Wedding Fair
Come join us for our Wedding Fair Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 2pm to 5pm. We will feature a host of professional exhibitors from around the country who will advise and assist you in planning and booking your dream wedding stress free. 
Admission: Free
Siamsa Variety Show
Performers of local and national artists and artists who will celebrate the Irish culture of Siamsa and its evening of celebration of Irish language, music and culture by local and national artists organized by Muineachán Le Gaeilge will be a showcase.
Admission: €15/€12
Visit Glaslough heritage trail
Take a walk through Glaslough village and hear us tell you the stories of the Leslie family and the village community and the way the two have been closely linked for over 350 years. Starting beside the Famine Monument and finishing at Saint Salvator’s Church the trail follows a route of 2 kilometres, open for all to enjoy, around the village and into the Castle Leslie estate. The trail reveals many stories of time past and present, telling us why railways were once the life of rural communities, how superstition once influenced burial practices and explaining Glaslough’s past role as a centre of agricultural innovation and market town. It also describes the differences between life upstairs and downstairs in a great house, and discusses some of the colourful characters who have stayed in Glaslough over the years. This easy to follow trail through the village of Glaslough is part of Ireland’s Ancient East, a network of stories in the landscape stretching back 5,000 years.
Admission: Free
Enniskillen Spooktacular 5K
Race starts at Belmore Street (beside Tech-Doc), finished on High Street (at LittleWings Pizza) 
Register at St Michael’s Community Hall behind Clinton Centre on Thurs 26 Oct from 6.30-9 pm or on race day from 5 pm-6.30 pm sharp! 
Entrants must be over 11 years old on the day of the race. All entries under 16 must be signed by parent or guardian. Prizes worth £1500+ technical t-shirt for first 1100 runners. Bespoke medals for first 1100 finishers. 
Admission: Entry pre race day £12, under 18 £8. Entry fee race day £15, under 18 £10
Ulster American Folk Park
Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Immerse yourself in three centuries of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Meet costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.
Admission: Varies
Guildhall Organ Festival
The first Guildhall Organ Festival will showcase the hall’s recently restored organ in a wide variety of events this October. The festival will introduce this important part of the city’s cultural heritage to participating audiences.
The festival is presented by The Guildhall supported by the Royal College of Organists in association with The Honourable the Irish Society and Viscount Organs.
Admission: Varies
Mask making: Horrid Henry Masks
Your little ones will use collage techniques to cut, stick and create their very own ‘Horrid Halloween’ mask.  Make sure you bring protective clothing and dress for mess at the spooktacular workshop.
Admission: €12
Ghosts in the Glens Storytelling Festival
Listeners of all ages will be welcome at venues in Glenariffe, Cushendall, Cushendun, Ballycastle and Rathlin Island. As well as evening concerts featuring fine storytelling and music there will be special highlights such as "Ghosts on the Coast", a story-telling boat trip to the magical Rathlin Island. A family story-walk around Glenariffe Forest Park with its beautiful waterfalls will enable listeners to enjoy the tales in a spectacular location.
Admission: Some free events, some with admission fee
Seapark Fireworks
See the skies come alive with the annual Seapark fireworks display this Halloween season in an evening of food, fireworks and fun.
Keep the winter cold at bay with delicious refreshments and watch as the spectacular fireworks display lights up the autumn sky at approximately 7.45pm. The fun continues to 9pm.
Car parking is limited, so why not take the train? Seapark is just a 10 minute walk from Marino and Holywood train stops. Make a day of it and spend some time in Holywood before ending the day with a fantastic evening out.
Admission: Free
Folktown Market Bank Sq
Folktown Market is lovely market experience with local traders and products, situated in the quiet Bank Square surrounded by historic buildings - a hidden gem in the busy city centre.
Admission: Free
Pumpkinfest is back! Join us for another year of pumpkin carving, scarecrows, trails, music, craft stalls and more. Check outfor all the details of the weekend. See you there!
Normal admission applies, members free.
Admission: Pumpkin Small £2, Medium £3, Large £4
Navan Centre & Fort
The visitor centre offers a very comprehensive overview of Ulster mythology and history. There is a very good mock up of what a settlement would have looked like and well informed actors playing the part of ancient inhabitants. The climb to the hill fort of "Emain Macha" is well marked with informative information boards. The view from the top of the fort is spectacular and well worth the short climb. This site is child friendly but it's not just children who will appreciate the experience. 
Admission: Varies
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