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Cheap and Free Things To Do This Weekend 30th Sept - 1st October 2017


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Thomas Ashe Community Group commemorate 100th Anniversary in Lusk
To commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the death of rebel fighter Thomas Ashe, the Thomas Ashe Community Group has organised a series of events throughout Lusk, on Saturday, September 30.
The centenary celebrations will take place from 11am, as a procession from begins from Corduff National School, where Thomas Ashe held the position of principal, to Round Towers GAA grounds. This will be led by Black Raven Pipe Band and the 5th Battalion Group. The all-day events will range between sporting events, a screening of the brilliant “Fingal’s Finest”, historical talks, music events and the unveiling of a Thomas Ashe sculpture to honour the rebel’s legacy.
The day-long event is an interactive and exciting way to get involved with the history of Fingal and Thomas Ashe, as community groups come together to celebrate his life. 
The Thomas Ashe 100th Year Anniversary Celebrations in Lusk take place as part of The Thomas Ashe Centenary Commemorations, organised by Fingal County Council’s Creative Ireland programme. 
Admission: Free
World Vegetarian Day Festival 2017
If you were at the World Vegetarian Day Festival in 2016, you will want to mark Sunday 1st October 2017 in your diary, so that you don’t miss what will be a bigger and better event this year.
There will be plenty of stalls in the main hall (ground floor) with a focus on:
- vegetarian & vegan food
- animal rights
- the environment
- and much more!
Admission: Free
Kirtan in Dalkey, Singing, Meditation, Connection
Every voice is welcome to this joyful and uplifting Kirtan gathering at the beautiful Yoga Village studio in Dalkey. This will be held on Sunday 1st October, 6.30 - 8pm and the first Sunday of every month thereafter. Kirtan is non-denominational, the universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul. No singing or meditation experience needed just a desire to uplift and nourish your heart and soul.
Admission: Free
Problem-Solving Festival
ADAPT is hosting a family-friendly Problem-Solving Festival in Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 30th September. Info at Registration needed for some workshops. 
Come along to the Examination Hall off Front Square from 11-5pm for a day of interactive workshops, talks and exhibitions from ourselves and STEM exhibitors from all over the country!
Run by Ireland's Problem-Solving Initiative, the event will enable visitors to try out challenging puzzles and mind-bending games. Come along and test your mind, whatever your age!
Admission: Free
Sonas: Mindfulness for Children
Mindfulness class for Children: 2pm-4pm.
Adults and children have the opportunity to learn simple mindful practices to help us live in the present moment.
Through sitting, walking and games, we will cultivate our peace and joy and learn to take care of our difficult emotions
Admission: €5

Lipsync battle - At Large
10 talented contestants battle it out to be Lipsync champion!
€10 entry for a great night's entertainment.
All proceeds go towards At Large's next production This Isn't My Desk, which will be performed in Smock Alley from 24th -28th October.
Admission: €10

Craft Fair
Lots of exciting stalls, including Arts & Crafts, Decoupage, Photography, Jewellery, Books, Soy Wax Melts & Burners, Fairy Accessories, Natures Sculptures, Forever Living, Oriflame, Native American Psychic Tarot Readings, Knitting, Crochet, Fused Glassware, Home Baking, Brambles Cafe etc. Plus Russborough House and Parklands have lots of things, Birds of Prey Centre, Fabulous Walkways, Guided House Tours, Children's Playground, Maze, Artisans Courtyards etc. This is our last fair in Russborough this year, don't miss it!
Admission: Free
Taste of India Food Experience
Taste the Foods, Drinks & Sounds of India here at GSC Social Evneing - All Welcome.
Admission: Free

Wear A Hug Fair
Please put the October 1st in your diaries as once again the Wear a Hug Fair will be held in the Glenroyal Hotel & Conference Centre, Maynooth, Kildare.
Babywearing Ireland is a nationwide not for profit organisation with an aim to promote safe babywearing and equip parents and care givers to make informed choices about carriers or slings.
The fair will include talks by parents and professionals about babywearing, a babywearing fashion show, babywearing demonstrations, stalls, children's entertainment and much more.
Admission: Free
Paper Trail: A guided walk that celebrates Dennis O'Driscoll
A guided walk with poetry readings, celebrating the work of Dennis O'Driscoll, in the company of Martina Clancy, Eibhlin Ni Chearbhaill and friends. Meeting at the Dublin Road entrance, assembling at the grassy knoll. NO BOOKING REQUIRED. ALL WELCOME
Admission: Free
Dragon Boat Paddleathon. A Celebration of Life and Remembrance.
A Celebration of Life and Rememberance Dragon Boat Paddleathon supported by Taxback Group. 
The event will comprise of a timed dragon boat challenge, Flower Ceremony of Rememberance and Pink Afternoon Tea.
8km paddle challange open to teams of 12 to 16 paddlers plus helm and drummer. Individual paddlers can register on the Dolly Mixture team. Some local supporters of Nore Dragon Paddlers will compete in a 2km fun paddle challenge. All breast cancer survivor paddlers are asked to wear something pink for paddling and flower Ceremony.
Challenge commencing at 11.00am. Flower Ceremony taking place at 2.15pm followed by Pink Afternoon Tea in Rivercourt Hotel Kilkenny.
Admission: €10
Vertigo at Ardboyne & Newgrange Open Day
We'll be performing at Ardboyne Hotel's next wedding open day on October 1st for any brides and grooms to be who wish to check us out. We will also have a representative on the same day at the Newgrange Hotel's wedding open day, who can talk through our packages and available dates. Two beutiful venues that are a must see if you are planning your special day. Keep up to date by clicking on "interested" or "going". All welcome.
Admission: Free
Navan Latte Art Competition
Public Navan Latte Art Competition for all Baristas and coffee enthusiastics. 
Rules are simple,:
15 Competitors in first round - spin the rulet and pour selected design 
10 Top pours will continue to round two - Freestyle pour
5 top pours will continue to finals - latte art dice 
Best design in finals will take it all.
Coffee supply for month from Marco's Signature, cash prize € 150 and Very first Navan Latte Art Champion 2017 trophy.
Admission: Free
Mullingar Wellness Festival 2017
Hello Everyone and Welcome to our Wellnes Festival Event. This year the organisers of Mullingar Wellness Festival 2017 are delighted to announce they will be supporting Clare's Wish Foundation with the proceeds from their Wellness Festival.
Admission: Free
Bridge House Hotel Wedding Fair
The Bridge House Hotel is hosting a Wedding Fair Sunday, October 1st from 1-5pm! 
Join us for the day and view our stunning ballroom, our famous vintage wedding arrivals reception, meet our team and much more!
Admission: Free
Rawk Foods Special Olympics Fundraiser.
We will be selling hot foods and drinks (teas & coffee,bacon/sausage baps, bowls of chilli) during the matches with all proceeds going to Dundalk Special Olympics Club in Blackrock also we will be passing a bucket round during the matches.
The Club have 14 Athletes competing in next years All-Ireland Special Olympic Games in Dublin at a cost of €460 per athlete so help is needed.
So why not come on down to Rock Celtic fc pitch in Sandy Lane watch some entertaining schoolboys football grab some delicious food and help out a terrific charity.
Admission: Free
Coffee Morning (In aid of St. Vincent de Paul)
To celebrate INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY, (as well as the chance to show off our incredible new showroom), Food Solutions Ltd would like to invite you the public, to our COFFEE MORNING in aid of St. Vincent de Paul.
Taste the amazing flavour of illy Coffee (on us!), and be in with the chance to win a domestic coffee machine. There will also be demonstrations and lots of fun to be had.
Please drop in for a coffee to see who we are, what we do, and hopefully bag yourself a prize. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Admission: Free

Record & CD Fair - Dundalk - Spirit Store
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!
Buy, Sell, Trade!!
Ample free parking
FREE ENTRY and all are welcome!
Slightly earlier start time than usual so you can go support the Lillywhites in plenty of time without having to support KGs in LPs!
Admission: Free
Fairy & Elf Garden Workshop
Invite Fairies & Elves into your home by making them a beautiful little house and garden to live in. Use your creativity to decorate small wooden bird houses, choose paints, leaves, stones, glitter, jewelled stickers and decorative plants to create a magical home for your little friends. You can even make a tiny clothes line or garden fence. If you believe in magic, our workshop is for you. 
Admission: 10€-15€
October Freestyle 2017
Join us on Sunday 1st October 2017 in the Talbot Hotel, Portlaoise Road, Carlow for an afternoon of Freestyle Modern Jive Dancing. Once again Philip Jay will be playing your favourite dance tunes
Admission: Free
Youth Darts School Youth Event
Youth Darts Ranking is @11.00 am sharp.
All are welcome to play the sport of darts in a non alcohol environment and to improve your game. All players will earn ranking points on the day and will all be recorded on a ranking table which will be updated after each event. Also their will be trophies for the winner, runner-up and semi-finalists
Contact stephen on 085-1555856 for more info.
Thank you

Stories & Crafts with Esther
This storytime features stories and crafts: colour in a Room On The Broom wand!
This is a free event and all are welcome, if you require additional assistance to fully participate in this event please contact the librarian on 0539236055
Admission: Free
Best of Wexford from Head to Toe in aid of Wexford Rape Crisis

Cookery demo by Kevin Dundon, fashion blogger Denise ( with style tips and a live make-over! 30 plus stands on beauty, wellness, art, jewellery..bubbles on arrival, live music..all for only €10! Tickets from Clayton Whites Hotel.
Admission: €10
Miniball - Basketball skills for kids!
What: Miniball - Basketball skills for kids!
Where: Gym of Mercy Secondary School Waterford
When: Starts Saturday 9th September 2017
Cost: €3 per child
Ages 7 & 8 from 9:30 to 10:30am. 
Ages 9 & 10 from 10:30am to 11:30am. 
Ages 11 & 12 from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Note that Miniball does not take place during school holidays. Details will be confirmed by coaching staff
Admission: 3€
Villierstown 250 Sailing Race 2017

The Villierstown 250 is a race for sailing dinghies that will be hosted by Villierstown Boating Club (VBC) located on the picturesque Blackwater River. The event takes place on Sunday 1st October 2017. This exciting event is open to all dinghy sailing classes and through generous sponsorship from Union Chandlery a top prize equivalent to €250 is on offer to the overall winner of the event.
Admission: Free
Déise Dolls Day
Déise Dolls Day in aid of Pieta House. Saturday 30th Sept from 11am until 2pm.
Tickets €10 available from the Pharmacy (€5 redeemable against products on the day and €5 donated to Pieta House)
Admission: 10€
Trip To Tipp 2017 - Walk, Run or Cycle
22nd Annual Trip to Tipp
In aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland
Dedicated to the memory of Lorraine Shanahan
Sunday 1st October: Thurles Sarsfields G.A.A. Club , Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Admission: 10€ to take part
Circus, Coffee and Cookies!
This is Sunday Brunch, circus style! Pitch'd Circus Arts Festival are delighted to invite you to join the Circus Factory community for coffee, tasty baked treats and beginner-level taster workshops in a number of circus disciplines including arco, aerial, juggling, object manipulation and more. Absolutely no experience necessary. Suitable for ages 16 - 116.
Admission: Free
Circus Open Day for Kids
Have You Always Wanted To Be A Circus Hero??
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmh Yyyyyyyaaaaaaa!!!
Well Then This Is Your Opportunity To Come And Learn Some Super Cool Circus Tricks!
Join Us For An Hour Of Games And Workshops From 11.30am To 12.30pm, And Again From 2.30pm To 3.30pm. No Need To Pre-Book, Just Come Along And Join The Fun!
Admission: Free
Cork National Antiques Fair
Our biggest Co.Cork Fair of the year. 27th year,3rd time here in it's new and permanent home The International Hotel Cork Airport,ex Silver Springs.This is a sister Fair to our Kinsale & Rosscarbery Fairs, just 4 times bigger than either.
Admission: Free
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.
Admission: Free
The Pink Moonlight Walking Challenge 
It will take place at Midnight on September 30th walking to very early morning on October 1st (Breast Cancer awareness Month). Walkers will complete a 10 mile walk in Ennis Co Clare To support and raise vital funding as well as awareness for Breast Cancer Research. Entry is €35 and includes Technical T-shirt, Snack Bag to keep your energy up during the walk, a finishers medal and tea/sandwiches at Treacys West County afterwards. Entrants are also asked to take a sponsorship Card. This is a challenging walk and a decent level of fitness will be required. It’s open to children over 13 but they must be accompanied by an Adult.
Please Note this is a Walking Challenge and whilst you can Power walk the route, we will not be accepting runners for this event.
This is also a prelude to the ‘Walk the Pink Midnight Marathon” which will take place in June 2018 a longer walking challenge.
Admission: Free to support (€35 to take part)
Ballinclare Horse Fair

Ballinclare Fair is an old horse fair. Its probably one of the oldest horse fairs in Ireland! It falls on the first Sunday of October. It strengthens from year to year. The fair is a good family day out. It attracts crowds of people. There are stalls and all types of animals from horses to chickens to sheep. Live music in all pubs, the famous Mutton Pies, various sheep shows etc. People come from all over Ireland and gather to enjoy the atmosphere of the day and buy and sell animals.
Admission: Free
Dingle Food Festival
The Dingle Food Festival takes place on the first weekend in October every year in the beautiful fishing town of Dingle on the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is organised by a group of local people on a non profit making basis.
Locals call it ‘The Best Weekend of the Year’. The town comes alive with locals and tourists alike. Everyone comes home for the Dingle Food Festival and tourists come from far and wide across the globe that weekend just for the festival.
Admission: Free
Famous Saturday Food Market
Every Saturday, 8am - 3pm: A don't miss for locals and visitors alike, Limerick's celebrated Milk Market the best of fresh, natural produce.
Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices.
You’ll also be able to snack on gourmet sandwiches, wraps, pastries, chocolates, delicious crepes, soups and freshly brewed teas & coffees or buy fresh flowers and vibrant plants.
Along with almost 50 stalls and 21 shop units to tempt even the most discerning shopper, the Famous Milk Market also allows the visitor to relax, enjoy and observe the activities of this celebrated market from the vantage of the Mezzanine floor which is located above the Pavilion shops and accessible by stairs and lift.
Of course you cannot but notice that the Milk Market venue is now weather proofed, as it is housed under the cover of Ireland’s largest single column support canopy.
Admission: Free
Drop in Arts & Crafts
Time for families to get arty with help from our volunteers.
Explore a different theme each week using a range of mixed media.
Suitable for kids aged 2+
Parents must take part in sessions.
No booking required. 
Admission: €2 per craft
Art SPACE Kids Activity Sessions

Art SPACE will be a set of weekly art sessions for children.
Ages 5 - 8yrs from 10.30am - 11.30am &  9 - 12yrs from 12pm - 1pm will engage with the exhibits in Limerick City Gallery of Art in a fun and inspiring way.
The sessions will be run by trained artists and facilitators.
Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian and remain in the art space hub during the session. 
Admission: Free
Westport Art’s Festival
Listen Up! A Journey in Young Adult Fiction - HELEN FALCONER
As strange as it might seem in this digital age, Young Adult fiction has been selling like never before – driving the growth of major publishers, and filling the shelves of mainstream bookshops. Thankfully, generation after generation continues to hunger after a good story, and the teenage reader loves to explore the world around her/him and is also ever ready to take the risk of venturing into places of fantasy.
Admission: Free
Aerial Dance Spectacular
Fidget Feet are a pint-sized aerial circus company from Ireland. We tell our stories anywhere we can think of; in theatres, from cranes, hidden in forests, or swinging from buildings all over the world. Our performances are for everyone and we love to find new ways of telling our stories to new people. Since 2004 Fidget Feet has performed across five continents and to hundreds of thousands of people in some of the biggest festivals and venues across the globe. In addition to creating work, Fidget Feet is a strong advocate for the development of aerial work in Ireland.
“Fidget Feet shuns empty virtuosity for the richer expression derived from contemporary dance.”
– The Irish Times
Admission: Free
With A Song In My Heart
Westport Arts Festival invites those of us in the community who remember the old songs, the old movies, and the old times to join in an afternoon of music and singing for the young at heart. Nuala and her audience journey back together to a time when the songs were a little gentler and the heart a little mellower. Join us for an afternoon of memories, music and perhaps even a cup of tea.   
Admission: Free
Rathcormac Food & Craft Market
Nestled beneath the iconic Benbulben, Rathcormac's covered Food & Craft Market hosts some of the area's finest craft and artisan food producers, in a lively and colourful atmosphere. A must for any visit to the North West.
Every Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm.     Ample Free Parking.
Admission: Free
Strandhill People's Market
“This ‘farmer’s market’ takes it to the next level by having such a beautiful variety of bakers, chefs, and artists. Everyone is local, the food is great, and I had to pull myself away to not buy a million adorable things. Go on an empty stomach, buy gifts for people at home here, where local people can benefit from your spending rather than international chains that filter money out of the local economy
Admission: Free
Ladies Lough Gill Cycle Tour 2017
Innisfree Wheelers cycling club once again host the Womens Tour of Lough Gill for 2017. This event is funded through Sports Ireland Women in Sport programme and is a leisure event for all abilities. The tour is designed for women that are interested in getting back on the bicycle with very little training required. The tour will be conducted at a steady pace with no cyclist being dropped behind and full assistance being provided along the route. There will be a food stop at Dromahair and again at The Sligo Park Hotel at the finish of the event.
Admission: Free (€15 if taking part)
Building With All Sorts
Children’s Workshop with Vanya Lambrecht-Ward
A workshop for children and families exploring everyday objects, re-purposing and reusing them in new ways. We will explore not only how we can build in new and innovative ways but also invent new techniques and create incredible structures. Saturday 30th september, 11am - 12:30pm Family (from 5yrs)
Places are limited so booking is essential €6pp.
Vanya Lambrecht Ward is an artist/designer currently working as a design consultant for a small studio providing architectural services.
Admission: €6
Galway Psychic & Holistic Fair
Free Entry to the Psychic & Holistic Fair at the Ardilaun Hotel, Taylors Hill, Galway City. on the 1st October - 11 am to 7 pm. Over 40 stands showcasing,
Some of Ireland's top Mediums, Psychics, Tarot and Angel card readers giving One-to-One private & personal readings on the day.
Admission: Free
Marty’s RUN 2017
On Sunday October 1st 2017 Marty’s Run 5 Km run and walk will take place. This is the eighth year of the event which is in memory of Marty Gallagher, a much respected and gifted member of Foyle Valley Athletics Club who lost his life tragically in 2009. 
Admission: Free
Connemara Tour
This tour showcases the magic of Connemara and highlights innovative architecture which contributes to the unique character of the area. Architect & expert led tours.
The tour is approximately seven hours long, with a short lunch stopover between 1.15pm - 2pm.
Admission: €10
Roscommon Solstice Choir in Concert
Roscommon Solstice Choir in Concert. In Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon. On Sunday 1st October 2017, show starts at 8 pm. With VERY SPECIAL GUESTS on the night (see Facebook for further details: A fabulous evening of entertainment not to be missed. Raffle on the night. This is a fundraising concert on behalf of the choir.
Admission: €11
Saturday stroll with greyhounds
Due to numerous requests by Adopters who cannot make our Sunday walks our next walk will be held on SATURDAY 30th September . We will be in ANTRIM castles grounds .As always we will be there with teas,coffees buns etc for before and after the walk .The walk will start at 2pm walking through antrim castle grounds then out along the loughshore.All dogs (breeds) are welcome .We have bumbags , AAG clothing, lovely bracelets and beautiful handmade braided tag collars all available.
Admission: Free
SDFR Doggy Fun Day & Reunion
We have teamed up with our friends at the amazing REDWOOD DOGGY PLAY PARK in Carrickfergus for a day of fun with our doggies. This is a day that is open to everyone. All of our supporters, all of our previously adopted SDFR doggies and their humans and doggy siblings, All of our current SDFR foster dogs, All of our family and friends and their 4 legged babies, All of our homecheckers, our are all wlecome and we would love to see you there and thankyou in person for your support. 
Its going to be a fun day with craft stalls, sheepdog herding displays, Refreshments, Raffles, Puppy Cuddle station, Complimentary doggy treats on arrival and much more. Its a great oppertunity to come and let the dogs play socilaise and have a ball safely off lead in one of the best dog parks in Ireland.
Admission: Free
Game of Thrones Quiz Night
GOT fans SAVE THE DATE and join us for Ownies Game of Thones Quiz Night, Sunday 1st October 2017 from 7pm. 
Be sure to click going or interested to be kept up to date with information, prizes and entry fees etc.
Admission: Varies
Come along in fancy dress costume as a T-Bird or one of the Pink Ladies for this fun-filled event! Stock up on cherry fizz & popcorn and with Leonie Pony as your host learn some fresh 50's style dance steps to accompany the film. There will be plenty of opportunity to sing and dance along to all your favourite Grease songs! This event is in partnership with the Black Moon Film Club for young adults and adults with learning disabilities – giving people a chance to socialise in a cool, modern environment, to meet new people and learn new skills. Supported by Film Hub NI - Part of the BFI Film Audience Network.
Admission: £3
5km Wake Up Pyjama Walk & Brunch
Join the Wake Up Pyjama Walk this September to raise awareness, take action for your own heart health and raise funds to fight heart disease!
Bring your family and friends, kids and even the dog along in your favourite PJs and enjoy a 5km morning walk with entertainment, music and a tasty brunch at the finish!
Sign up now and receive your welcome email, fundraising guide and event information in the lead up to the walk!
Admission: £10, u 16’s free
Magical Unicorn Weekend
Due to such popular demand... Sparkles is returning to the farm!
Unicorn weekend will launch on Sat 30th of September and Sunday the 1st of October! Follow the magical trail around the farm to find Sparkles ✨, her princess and the fairy. We will also have magical story telling sessions, face painting and bouncy castles. Not to mention a magical craft workshop for the kids to enjoy. No need to book.
'Those who don't believe in magic will never find it'
Admission: Free
Belfast Comic Mart
Northern Ireland's only dedicated comic mart! Kids Go Free - Maximum of two children under age of 10 with a General Entry ticket holder.
Admission: £5.00 (+ £0.75 booking fee) for Early Bird and £3.00 (+£0.75 booking fee) for General 

The Assistant's Revenge | The Market Place Theatre, Armagh
The Assistant's Revenge is a detective story for children and adults alike from the multi-award winning theatre company, Cahoots NI ; a murder mystery with a magical twist created by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, Charles Way and Ursula Burns. 
A phone rings in the dead of night. Sam Sullivan, a small-time Private Eye hears a frightened voice on the end of the line - ‘Someone’s trying to kill me’. 
The voice leads him to a strange travelling show at the edge of town where he meets Felix, an escapologist, and his assistants Molly and Crystal, one of whom appears to have murder in mind. Sullivan is plunged into a world of danger and deceit in a case with more twists and turns than a ten-inch corkscrew. 
Expect music, glamour, magic, death-defying escapology and even a little…murder!
Recommended for ages 7+. Duration: 55 mins
Admission: £6
Apple Sundays - Ardress House
Set in the middle of orchard county, this is the ideal location to hear all about Armagh's famous apples and have some family fun. Have a go on the apple press, take a guided orchard tour and taste some local cider!
Admission: Free

Cavan Colour Fun Run
Cavan Colour Fun Run is a fantastic 'crawl, walk, or run' Colour event suitable for all ages and abilities. Celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community. Cavan Colour Fun Run is a family fun event in which participants of all ages from 1 to 100 years are covered from head to toe in different colours as they make their way through the Virginia town and Deerpark forest. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color celebration,” using more coloured powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid colour combinations. In aid of local charities So Sad Cavan and Orla's Guiding Light. Trust us, this is one event not to be missed!! With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow: 1. Wear white at the starting line 2. Finish plastered in colour Bring the family along, we have lots happening on the day for the whole family! With facepainting, music and more we have something for everyone!
Admission: Free
Ladies Lunch & Vintage Fair
We are delighted to be holding our annual Ladies Lunch and Vintage Fair at the City Hotel on Sunday 1st October 2017. This exciting event will incorporate a Ladies’ Lunch and Fashion Show, compered by TV presenter Sarah Travers, with a number of exhibitors on hand to provide information and offer advice on beauty, style and fashion to local women. One of the highlights of the event will be the opportunity for a Questions and Answers Session with RTE current affairs presenter, Miriam O’Callaghan. Miriam also presents the very popular radio show Sunday with Miriam, a live stimulating mix of lifestyle, music, human interest and great interviews, the perfect soundtrack to your Sunday morning. Enjoy a sparkling drinks reception on arrival, followed by the Vintage Fashion Show which will showcase a wide range of merchandise that is available in the Foyle Hospice outlet as well as shops in Waterloo Place, Strabane, Limavady and Castlederg and also a special Catwalk display by Junk Kouture. Following lunch Miriam O’Callaghan will talk to Sarah Travers about her life as a TV and radio presenter. Tickets for the Vintage Fair and Ladies Lunch event are already selling fast. Priced at only £15, inc light lunch & sparkling wine reception, can be purchased from our website or Fundraising Centre, our Shop in Waterloo Place or at the City Hotel, Queens Quay
Admission: £15
Castle Grove Country House Hotel Wedding Show
What a stunning, unique and beautiful location for a Wedding!
Castlegrove House Hotel located in Letterkenny will be on display on Sunday October 1st between 2pm and 5pm for you to pop along and view, sample our delicious food, have a glass of bubbly and speak with over 20 quirky Wedding Suppliers..
Admission: Free
Strabane Market
On the last Friday of every month from April - December, the Alley Theatre will welcome the very best of artisan traders, offering visitors a friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of speciality foods and handmade crafted products. Opening times: 11am – 4pm on the last Friday of the month (excluding January)
Admission: Free
Letterkenny Cruise and Carshow
Diff and Drifting , Show and Shine Competition , Head to Head Race, Promo Girls live DJ and Trade Stands.
Admission: €10 per person accompanied children u-12 free.
Dunfanaghy Food Festival
A festival highlighting the vast array of local artisan food producers with demonstrations, special offers, traditional music and entertainment.
Admission: Free
Bundoran Railway Heritage Festival
2017 marks 60 years since the closure of the Great Northern Railway and the last train to leave Bundoran station. The closure happened on September 30th 1957 and across the weekend of Friday 29th September to Sunday October 1st 2017 we will be commemorating this with a series of talks, exhibitions, screenings and more. If you’re a railway fan or travelled on the line before the closure, then a weekend of nostalgia lies ahead!
Admission: Free

Red Squirrel Day
Join us for a guided walk around the Red Squirrel Trail and learn all about the work of the Trust to save these endangered animals. There will be a range of squirrel related activities for children to enjoy.
Admission: Free
Waggy Races X - the Finnebrogue Woods 5k
Can you imagine a training partner who is always enthusiastic, never misses a session and who will even pull you along when you are tired? Your dog is a great companion and training part
The 10th (and 11th!) Waggy Races will take place in Finnebrogue Woods, a beautiful new lakeside wedding venue set amidst the rolling Co Down countryside.
Admission: Free for Spectators, £15 to take part
Steam Around Fermanagh!
It’s sixty years since, on Monday 30 September 1957, the very last train pulled out of Enniskillen station.
Charles Friel, Enniskillen-born railway author, photographer and founder member of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, returns to The Ardhowen with an illustrated talk which recreates the railways which disappeared 60 years ago. Or, in the case of the Clogher Valley Railway, a mere 75 years ago!
Admission: £10

Railway Film Weekend
In association with Fermanagh Film Club and Headhunters Railway Museum.
'The Railway Children'
Saturday 30th September, 11am 
Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen 
Join us for the screening of one of the most iconic children’s films which all the family will enjoy as part of the weekends events to commemorate the closure of rail services in Fermanagh.
Admission: Free
Cycle For Suicide Spinoff- Enniskillen
Enniskillen SpinOff on Saturday 30th September 2017.
Admission: Free for Spectators
Monaghan's Fittest Family
To celebrate National Fitness Day we are launching our first ever Monaghan's Fittest Family competition.
Teams of 4 must make their way through 3 elemination stages that will test fitness, strength & endurance in order to be crowned Monaghan's Fittest Family.
It's free entry to participate and the winning team will recieve a free 1 year pool & gym family membership worth €950.
Particpants must be 14 years or older to enter & each team must have at least 1 parent included. 
Admission: Free
Humpy Dumpty
For the first time ever The classic nursery Rhyme Humpty Dumpty is brought to the stage in this wonderful live interactive all singing and dancing production. Humpty is going on a big adventure to climb the highest wall in the Kingdom, but Humpty needs your help! Sing along; solve puzzles, and meet lots of famous children’s charters along the way including, The Three Little Pigs, Little Bo Peep and all the animals on Old MacDonald’s Farm and many more! With amazing costumes, dazzling stage sets and a host of colorful characters to bring you on the journey of a lifetime.
Admission: €10
Big Breakfast, Coffee Morning and Craft Fair
Come and join us for our Big Breakfast, Coffee Morning and Craft Fair and help us raise funds for our three charities, Friends Of The Cancer Centre, CLIC Sargent and NI Cancer Fund For Children
Admission: Free
Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness

McVities Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness is the muddiest , muckiest adventure race in Ireland. Since our first event 11 years ago it has grown to be a regular Sold Out event and has raised thousands of pounds for our Charity Partner, Marie Curie.
Admission: Free for Spectators
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