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Clever Map of cheap and free stuff to do this weekend 24th-25th June


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The 2017 Pride Parade
This year the parade will assemble at St. Stephen’s Green South speeches and entertainment from the start point at 12 noon. The Pride Parade will embark on its route at 2pm sharp. From there it will head through Dublin and will finish at our brand new Pride Village location which will be announced very soon!
Saturday 24th June

Flavours Of South County Dublin
Flavours of South Dublin Food Festival, sponsored by Energia, is a unique food festival that will showcase the very best cuisine from the locality, and aims to highlight the diversity and vibrancy of the food culture in the county.
The festival will bring together wonderful restaurants, eateries, and suppliers, with cultural elements and crafts also on display. Flavours of South Dublin also aims to bring together all the different communities living in South Dublin and celebrate together through food and cultural entertainment including crafts, art etc. 
Come and join the fun on Sunday 25th June in Rathfarnham Castle Park. Admission Free!!!

Pride Bingo with Shirley Temple bar
Let Shirley Temple Bar and her Bingo Belles nurse those pride hangovers with some ball popping #SundayBingo! You could win big bucks while watching some of Ireland’s most well loved queens doing what they do best.. and no we ain’t talking about drinking were talking about drag! So join us as we wave goodbye to another amazing Pride until next year. The George, Georges Street, Dublin 2
Sunday, June 25th
Free before 10pm
Pipeworks Festival 2017  
Chorale Remix: David Adams & Kirko
One of Ireland’s most youthful and cutting-edge ensembles, collaborates with distinguished RIAM professor of organ David Adams. The event features interlude-improvisations from Kirkos players, as well as a new commission made possible with support from the Arts Council (An Chomhairle Ealaíon), in which composer Tom Lane presents the festival “theme tune” startlingly afresh.
Sunday June 25th
Dublin Trout Juvenile Fishing Competition and family day
DTAA will host its annual juvenile and family angling competition at Courtlough Trout Fishery, Balbriggan, on Saturday 24th June from 10am till 2pm. Entry is free of charge for DTAA Juvenile members.Family and friends of DTAA are cordially invited to participate in this family fun and fishing day.Activities for the day include fly tying, fly casting, fishing for trout and a BBQ. The lake is a small trout fishery, fly fishing only from the bank and they operate a catch and release policy.Each child must have an adult supervising and helping with casting, netting, measuring and releasing as required. Eye protection (glasses) must be worn when fishing or near the lake.
June 24th
Free- €5 
Flavors of Fingal 
Flavours of Fingal County Show is an unforgettable farm, flowers, food and family fun experience in the beautiful surroundings of Newbridge House & Farm.
24th and 25th June
 Admission is FREE!
The Stoneybatter Festival
This weekend see all sorts of events come to Dublin's best urban village as part of the first ever Stoneybatter Festival which runs from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th
Friday sees the official launch by the Lord Mayor followed by Jim Carroll hosting Stoneybanter in Clarke's City Arms at 830pm, a panel discussion with three of the most interesting creative people in the area - film designer Annie Atkins (Bridge of Spies, The Grand Budapest Hotel), writer Colin Murphy (The Guarantee, Inside the GPO) and singer Radie Peat (Lankum/Lynched/Rue) followed by the Ju Ju Club Strikes Back with Claire Moloney.
Saturday sees a wide range of open day events in local museums and churches. The Stoneybatter Slideshow at 530pm in Bí Urban showcases the work of local filmmakers while the highlight of SAturdays's programme is a concert in St Lawrences Church in Grangegorman featuring the Keanettess, Mary & The Pigeons and Chequerboard.
Sunday is the centrepiece of the festival - Manor Street will be closed to traffic from 12-6 with a range of family fun events including the Woofstock dog show and Mrs Doyle's Tea Party where Pauline McLynn (Father Ted) and Anna Nolan (Great Irish Bakeoff) will try to find the best baker in the 'batter with prizes for best cake, best plate of biscuits and best plate of sandwiches.
23rd- 25th June
Free- €5

Busking Competition
The biggest Busking Competition in the midlands takes place in Edgeworthstown Co. Longford
June 24th

Longford Summer Festival
This weekend is set to be an exciting one in Longford town, as the Longford Summer Festival takes place.
Revived last year after a fifteen-year absence, the festival proved to be a huge hit, and by all accounts the 2016 event will be one to remember.
Set to take place in the Connolly Barracks from Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26, the weekend will kick off with a Mega Beach Party on Friday night, with gates open at 8pm.
There will be plenty of musical entertainment throughout the three days, with local favourites Brave Giant, Tomás Skelly, Reprisal and 4 Degrees West as well as Offaly native Mundy taking to the stage. There will be many familiar faces performing during the day, too, while Reuben the Magician, Punch and Judy and Storytime with Maggi will keep the little ones entertained. In addition to the festival of live music, there will be an artisan market and family entertainment on the Market Square, Friday to Sunday, June 23 to 25.
 23rd – 25th June
Free- Various

Arthritis Care Activity Event (Overnight)
This June we will be staying over for one night in East Coast Adventure - there will be (weather permitting!) canoeing, zip-line, pier-jumping and more! meeting in Belfast and transport will be provided. At Arthritis Care they cover the cost for each young person that joins the event. Please also note that whilst we provide these events free of charge, we reserve the right to charge a fee for last minute cancellations within 48 hours of the event.
24th- 25th June
Free ( Provided no cancellations)

Limerick Sings International Choral Festival
Over two hundred American choristers joining local and national choirs for a wonderful weekend of singing. Choristers and audiences can look forward to performances in spectacular venues including St. John’s Cathedral, University Concert Hall and Holy Trinity Abbey Church Adare. The Cliffs of Moher will provide the stunning backdrop for a “Big Sing” on Friday 23rd June when over 100 singers will join together for a poignant rendition of “O Danny Boy”. There will also be a choral trail culminating in a performance in the Augustinian Church, as well as the eagerly anticipated vocal workshop with Anúna, which takes place on the morning of Saturday 24th June and is open to individual singers and choristers not otherwise taking part in the festival.
June 23rd-24th
€10- Various
Divine Invention Live music
Divine Invention are playing in crown bar in Wexford, Saturday the 25th of June, for a very busy and fun night!
25th June
Free admission
The Oughterard Trails Festival
The Oughterard Trails Festival aims to highlight the wonderful walks on our doorstep and to encourage visitors and locals alike to get outdoors and explore! The festival takes place over the last weekend in June and aims to attract tourists and day-trippers to enjoy the village of Oughterard. This walking festival has it all, a fun filled weekend walking programme for all the family on the beautiful shores of Lough Corrib. The main aim of the festival is to highlight the wonderful walks, scenery and heritage of this unique area. We want to offer something for everyone, no matter what your age or ability.  Come along and see what Oughterard has to offer, all only 20 minutes from Galway City.
24th -25th
€10 - Varys
Féile an Dóilín Regatta (Carraroe, Co. Galway)
Regatta displaying unique Irish boats, such as currachs and Galway Hookers including the Bád Mór, Gleoiteog, Leathbhád and Púcán classes of boat traditionally used throughout Galway Bay, along the coast of Connemara and North Clare.
June 23rd-25th
Free to Watch

Guided walking tour of Sligo
Sligo Tourist Development Association Ltd. invites you to join a FREE guided walking tour of Sligo.This tour will include places of Historical, Musical, Sporting and Cultural Interest.
June 24th

2017 Strandhill Show and Craft Fair
One of the longest running country craft fairs in the region, the Strandhill Show and Craft Fair boasts a huge marquee which is host to many exciting events. With an emphasis on local talent, enjoy a cookery exhibition, or interact with the rare animals which will also be in attendance from the Kiltimagh Wildlife Farm.
Take the whole family on an unforgettable country day out to the stunningly beautiful grounds of Lisheen House and Estate, where you can feast upon the variety of new and traditional events lined up for the 2017 Strandhill Show and Craft Fair.
25th June
Walking club
Walks from 3 to 12 miles in unexplored and unspoilt parts of beautiful County Westmeath. The starting point for these walks is from the Cornmill Pub, Boherquill village. Walks each Sunday Meet up point Boherquill Church off N4 at Rathowen. Details in local Westmeath & Longford papers  
25th June
International Pike Classic
Bringing 90 boats and 180 anglers to Lough Ree from June 24th – 25th, the Lough Ree International Pike Classic takes place on the renowned World Predator Boat Championship fishery at Lanesborough, Ballyleague, Longford, Roscommon border. Lough Ree is 16 miles long and the second largest lake on the Shannon system and it has been chosen based on the quality of its pike angling.Join anglers from all over the world for two days of world class fishing at world class venue with top prizes. This event is organised by Camlin & District Anglers Club for the Lough Ree Angling Hub24th - 25th june
Summer in the City  
From June 3rd to August 26th, Waterford City will come alive with Summer in the City every Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 3pm with the best in Live Music, Kid’s Entertainment and Street Theatre!!! On the 24th of June playing live are The Jam Tarts.
24th June

is a  free open air music festival at Bailey’s New Street in The Viking Triangle at the heart of Waterford City every Saturday of the Summer. The atmosphere is always amazing and the music is top class!!
Saturday 24th of june welcomes Worosonso and Chasing Felix
24th June

Westport food festival
2017 celebrates the 7th consecutive year of the Westport Food Festival which will take place over the weekend of June 23rd, 24th and 25th 2017. The festival promises to be bigger and better than other years with a host of all-things-culinary!
The 2017 Westport Food Festival will include an action-packed itinerary, with something for everyone – even the little ones. Several events are scheduled for the three-day festival including the Food Village & Fringe Festival taking place on June the 25th at the Octagon, a Midsummer Banquet at Westport House, Foody Tours, Kids’ Pizza-Making, Seaweed Foraging and Mushroom Foraging. Book your tickets early as many events were sold out last year!
24th and 25th of June
Admission Free - Event Costs Vary

Literary Festival
The Hinterland Festival Kells is a celebration of literature, music and culture - previously known as the Hay Festival Kells,It's an energetic and heady mix of literature, poetry, music, comedy, cookery, fashion, animation, film and history. The essence of Hay is great writing from everywhere - from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, environmentalists, thinkers and novelists. Hay Festival is about the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking and each event looks to unlock those ideas.We’re delighted to bring you Hinterland Festival 2017, taking place in Kells, Ireland, from 22 to 25 June. We'll have talks by Stephen Frears, Chris Mullin, Sebastian Barry, Deirdre Purcell, Patricia Scanlan, Paul Howard, Diarmaid Ferriter and many others.
24th June
€4- €10

Midsummer's Festival
Cork Midsummer Festival is Cork's largest annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration. It provides high-quality arts events, both national and international, for audiences of all ages. The programme provides opportunities for significant public participation and engagement, supports the development of emerging artists across all art forms, and provides a unique platform for work by local and national artists.
Following on from the excitement of 2016's festival, 2017 promises to be bigger and better than ever. Don't miss the enormous range of site-specific performances, art installations, workshops, club nights, lectures and readings, and much, much more.
The Cork Midsummer Festival is truly one-of-a-kind.
From 16th- 25th june
Free- Various  

Farm Market
Your market at Killruddery, for community shopping at its best! Fine foods, locally sourced produce, crafts and more. Come and meet your local food and craft heroes, every Saturday, all year round, bring the family or meet your friends and enjoy hot foods, a nice buzz and seasonal themes. Free parking and admission to the market in the sheltered Horse Yard and Grain Store of Killruddery House and Gardens.
24th June
Free admission
Killruddery Mid-Summer's Garden Party
We’ll be celebrating mid-summer with lots of fun activities for all the family!
All-singing, all-ukulele playing trio " The Kooky Ukes" will turn tracks inside out and serve them back to you with a totally new vibrant flavour on our main lawn from 12pm to 3pm along with lots of garden games for all the family from 11am- 4pm. Killruddery will have our own farmed pig on the spit, sweet and savory crepes and our usual Tea room delights.
This event is free to Killruddery Members, you don't need to book tickets in advance, unless the number of people you are bringing is higher than allowed on your membership. You can book here for the excess number of people if you wish, or pay at the door on the day. (Please be aware that there may be a queue for tickets on the day)
Sunday 25th June from 11.00am till 4pm
Adult - €7.50, Children under 12 - €2.00,  Children under 4 - free.

Old fort Quarter Festival
An exciting new street festival for Portlaoise!
The Old Fort Quarter Festival draws its title and theme from the little known, but fascinating history of the original ‘Fort of Maryborough’ and offers a weekend of free family fun and live music on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 June on Main Street, Portlaoise.
24th- 25th
Cottage Sessions Episode 5 | Waldorf & Cannon - Rebecca Mulhern
Cottage Sessions is an exciting initiative set up to showcase some of our very best local and national talent. This is a home grown project and we believe the start of something great. Don’t miss the chance to say you were there when it all began.
Saturday 24th June will feature Waldorf & Cannon - Rebecca Mulhern.
June 24th

Military Show
The Irish Military Vehicles Group are delighted to announce that our 11th Annual Show will take place on Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th 2017 at Naas Racecourse, Co. Kildare.
Come join us again this year to see even more Military Vehicle Displays, Battle Re-enactments, Living History Displays, Militaria Stalls and Vehicle Movement.
The show will be open from 10am to 6pm on the Saturday and Sunday.
Ticket prices are 10 Euro Adult, 5 Euro Children, Family 20 Euro
24th- 25th June

Explosive power trio hailing from Dublin, Ireland. The band draw influence from heavyweight rockers such as Cream, Stooges, MC5 and Pink Fairies. Their Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Sonics) produced debut LP dropped in January 2017 on US indie label Big Neck Records to critical praise.
24th June
Kytelers live bands
See three live acts every Sunday at Kyteler/s Inn. It starts at 6pm with a trad session. Meanwhile, in the garden area of Kytelers, Generation 5 perform from 6.30pm. Then to finish the night, local musician Tomas Jackman performs from 9pm  
Sunday 25th June
Free admission
Musical Mayhem
Now in their third year in the Market Place Theatre, Stage Stars are back to entertain you with a variety of songs and dances from the some of the best loved musicals. With a cast of over eighty, the talented children and teenagers of Armagh will no doubt have you singing and dancing along!
Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur youth theatre groups.
24th June
£6 tickets
Guided Walking Tours
For those who want to explore everything the City has to offer, a guided walking tour is a must.  You’ll walk through Armagh’s rich history as you hear stories and anecdotes about the area, learn about the city’s renowned Georgian architecture and stroll along the distinct cobble streets as you unearth some of the city’s hidden gems along the way.
Tour times:   Each Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 12:00 noon and 1:00pm – 2.00pm
Departure Point:   Armagh Visitor Information Centre
24th June
£4 tickets
Mini beast & Moth hunt - National insect week
Join us as we hunt for unseen wildlife in habitats throughout the Marble Arch National Nature Reserve. We will hunt, catch and identify invertebrates as we go! Learn a bit more about these mini- beasts fascinating lifestyle and their roles in an ecosystem. Get up close to some of the moth species found in the woodland, as we discover what is inside out moth trap from the night before. This event is being held to celebrate National Insect week.
24th June
Grange Fest
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council invites you to a celebration of summer at Grange
Fes, a free family fun day with music, arts & crafts, sporting activities, performances from Britain’s Got Talent semi finalist, Ryan Tracey of Duff ballons and much more!
24th June
The Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival
The Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival is not only Ireland's premier game fair and county sports event but also one of Ireland's most exciting and action packed “days out” for the whole family.  
24th- 25th June
£10 tickets - Children under 5 go free,  Children 6-15, £5.
West Kilkee Triathlon
This event is an Olympic Distance Triathlon. Not for the feint hearted, come and see men and women challenge their endurance ability in one of the toughest events on the peninsula. Plenty to see and do on Loop Head.
June 24th
 Free to Watch

Cross traditional music Weekend
Enjoy a weekend of traditional music and dance in the village of Cross.Bring along an instrument and join in or just sit and listen and enjoy the atmosphere and the craic!
23rd - 25th June
Free to attend

Raft Race
The 2017 Blackrock Raft Race will take place on Sunday the 25th of June.Blackrock Tidy Towns are currently putting together their programme of events for the day.
Sunday 25th June
Free to watch

Carrickmacross Walking Tour
The Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the Carrickmacross Walking Tour which runs on Saturday at 11am. This tour highlights the rich heritage that Carrickmacross has to offer, including the Workhouse, the Fever Hospital, Carrickmacross Lace, St. Joseph’s Church and the Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, St. Finbarr's Church, Essex Castle and much more. The tour takes a little over 90 minutes to complete and is free of charge, children welcome.
Saturday 24th
Spraoi Chiarrai
The Free Concerts will take place in two venues in the town. The already established venue of St Mary's Church of Ireland and new for this year the outdoor concerts will take place at the wonderful environs of Killarney House & Gardens.  The Concerts will feature a wide range of performance including Irish Harp, Accordion, Flute & Whistle, Irish Uilleann Pipes, Guitar, Bodhrán and Vocals together with (Irish Dancing & Storytelling Killarney House Outdoor Only).
24th June  Free

Nenagh CastleFest
The weekend kicks off with an opening night concert at Nenagh Arts Centre, followed by music sessions in a number of bars around the town. Saturday will see traditional music workshops in the morning, a family funday with live music, food and activities for all the family at The People’s Picnic in the Castle Field. Later on in the Castle Field, the highlight of the festival – internationally renowned artists Mundy, Paddy Casey and friends will take to the stage for a free open-air concert. What better way to round off a great night than to head to your favourite bar to listen to some of the best traditional musicians in the country?
Join us again on Sunday in the Castle Field for a Sunday afternoon barbeque while you listen to live music on-stage. Keep an eye on our facebook page NenaghCastlefest and on twitter @NenaghFest for more details on Historical walking tours, street-entertainment, pub trails and more.
June 23rd- 25th

Join us for an exclusive GroMór Event with GroMór ambassador Jane Mc Corkell Jane is one of Ireland’s leading garden designer’s and recipient of numerous gold medal at Bloom.Learn all things gardening as Jane talks about her top 20 performing garden plants. Jane will be showing how to plant a container using her favourite bedding plants for the smaller and larger garden too. Discover roses and how there is one to suit every garden. Let Jane take the mystery out of pruning and all the rose care tips and expert advice to ensure beautiful roses always. Tickets are €5 for A List members (€10 non members)Pre booking is essential so call 059 9721558 to book your place.Not a member of our A List? Join in-store or online 
24th June
Brandon Hill walk
Group hill walk for Beginners, Meeting at 9:50 at woodies car park
Sunday 25th June.
String Quintet concert
Sunday 25th of June will be the very last concert of the Donegal Camerata String Quintet in its current formation. After 6 successful years of chamber music making in Donegal, this would be the last opportunity to hear the group as you know it.
Violinist/viola player Lucia Spacirova is going back home to Slovakia in July and violinist Claire Cunningham has moved to live in Newry. Show you support and gratitude to those players attending the concert, witnessing this historical performance for the very last time in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny.
June 25th
Admission €10/5. Tickets will be available at the door.

Mourne International Walking Festival 2017
The festival offers an excellent range of walks to suit all levels of fitness and ability, with routes at both high and low level. Join us for three days of walking in the Mourne Mountains, enjoy guided (g) walks with other like minded people or self guided (sg) walks, navigated at your own pace. Choice of walks available (see website for more info):
The Festival Centre is located in Warrenpoint Town Hall, Church Street, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland BT34 3HN. Registration is from 8am each morning.
The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion offer some of the best walking in Ireland and are set within stunning scenery. These designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty not only offer a huge diversity of flora and fauna but also a wealth of heritage, myths and legends.
Free Car Parking is available in the public car parks which are within close walking distance to the Town Hall, please car share where possible. Please note a 2 hour parking limit is enforced on the main street.
June 23rd- 25th
Pre book: 1 Day: £6/€10 – Various

Craft Workshop for kids
Craft Workshop for kids!! 
They will get to create craft pieces to bring home with them
Centrally located in Tullamore town 
Very limited space.
June 24th
Baltic Midsummer fest
Join us on Saturday 24th of June @5pm with Family and friends for an all evening with lots of fun and entertainment. 
Live music;
Baltic folk dances;
Irish dances and folk music (Celtic Blondes);
Lots of Baltic midsummer/St.John's Eve traditions;
Craft fair;
BBQ and food market;
Kids area (bouncy castles, Laser tag, face painting, Ice cream truck)
June 24th
Free – Vary

Lough Key Park Walk & Meal in The Moorings
The walk will be approximately 5 km along one of the many waymarked trails in the park.
Afterwards we shall be heading for a meal to The Moorings Bar & Restaurant in nearby Knockvicar, to arrive by 4:30 pm. If you would like to join us for the meal, please let us know beforehand, so that we have an idea of the number of tables we will need to reserve (ring our info line: 087 972 5586 or email: [email protected])
25th June
Free to attend
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