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Clever Map of cheap and free stuff to do this weekend 8th-9th July


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Teddy Bears Picnic
Every bear that ever there was will gather in Blackrock Park on Sunday July 9th 2017 because that's the day when Teddy Bears Picnic is on.
Teddy Bears Picnic, incorporating National Playday, from 1pm to 5pm will be a celebration of all things Teddy with lots of fun, games and surprises all over the park. Everybody, young and old is invited to bring their bears and blankets to the picnic in Blackrock Park.
9th July
Choral Festival at Christ Church Cathedral
Have you ever considered what a musical depiction of the Book of Kells might sound like? Find out when John Cameron’s Missa Celtica is performed live as part of the 2nd Dublin Choral Festival at Christ Church Cathedral this July. Written with the intention of musically depicting 6th and 7th century religious illustrations such as the Book of Kells, this work is just one featured on this truly unique evening of live music.
8th July
LAYA City Spectacular
Ireland’s biggest & most-loved free summer festival, Laya Healthcare City Spectacular comes to Dublin’s Merrion Square on July 7th – 9th, 2017! Discover just some of the amazing events and entertainment 
7th-9th July
The Midsummer Groove Garden
Welcome all to the begining of the vibrant rebirth of art and fun. Check out the moment it begins as ReGroovanation launch the first of their parties feutring some truly terrific irish talent. Expect an un expected day! Families welcome till 9:PM
9th July

Forlula Vee Festival
Co. Kildare Motor Clubs' annual race meeting which once again hosts the Formula Vee festival in aid of the Laura Lynn Foundation
July 8th
Free to Watch

BT Ireland Athletic and Social Club Sailing day
BT Ireland Athletic and Social Club Sailing day.Taste of Sailing, Powerboat Trip/spin, BBQ.
 8th july
Free to watch
Wicklow Dance Club w/ DJ Nigel Woods
The Wicklow Dance Club is back at the Hot Spot Music Club. Two comfortable rustic rooms for dancing, sitting, chatting, drinking at the bar, and dancing again.... The rhythms remain the same – always different – from all corners and all comers. The punters are warm, friendly and gesturally expressive! We hope you can make it! Free Dance / All Ages.
July 8th
 €8 - €10
Carlow Hillclimb weekend
A Motor club organising and running motorsports in all disciplines including rallys,sprints,rallycross for over 50 years.
Home of the Ford MK2 Challenge. 8th/9th of july will host the Hillclimb and Sprint championships for the Frank Keane Trophy.
8th 9th July
Free to Watch.
Kilmore Seafood Festival 5K
Kids race starts at 6:45, Ladies 5k at 7:00pm,Mens 5K at 7:30
This year we have a Dash for Cash. 1st person across the line after the end of the 1st full lap picks up a cash bonus.
8th July
Kids Free *
Adults €15
Shirley Lanigan talk at Kilmokea Gardens 
Sunday 9th July 3pm.
Walk & Talk around Kilmokea Gardens with Shirley Lanigan the author of’100 Best Gardens in Ireland’, a must-have for gardeners and tourists as well as those lovers of beauty planning their summer outings!
9th July

Shane Joyce & Band at Cleeres Theatre
With support from the excellent Richie Healy.A first listen to many of the new album tracks.
8th July
Adm: €10 on the door.
Open Air Concerts
Scoops are an Irish band hailing from Dublin & Waterford and its members are: Stephen ‘Scoops’ Cooper (Lead Vocaluitar), Stephen O’Rourke (Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals) and Kevin Murphy (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals).Scoops himself is a Dublin born singer songwriter who was honing his craft for a number of years, gigging relentlessly all over the country. Stephen O’Rourke originally from Waterford Ireland made the move from his home to Dublin in late 2014 to join Scoops and they began to tour as a two-piece playing original music. It was then in early 2016 that Kevin Murphy joined to finalise the line up of Scoops and they began working on their debut EP.
8th July
Kids Club Art 
11.30-12.30 Sunday, 9th July 2107. In this GIY themed art class kids will experiment with different types of paints and materials. Perfect for any budding Pea-casso, aged 6-11.
9th July

French Festival
Fancy a visit to the Paris of the Midlands? If so, make the trip during the Portarlington French Festival, or as you should say in the spirit of proceedings, Festival Francais de Portarlington. 
During the 17th century, this market town was a place where French, as opposed to Irish or English, was spoken, thanks to an influx of French Huguenot refugees. Their legacy lives on in beautiful Huguenot style homes and landmarks like St Paul's French Church, Arlington House, Lea Castle and Emo Court House. 
The festival is an excuse for everyone in the town to contract French fever. Irish and French standards hang everywhere and the World Snail Eating Competition separates the brave from the bewildered. With arts, theatre, street entertainment, music, dance, and sports, there's something to everyone's tastes...even if you're not a fan of l'escargot. 
Celebrate the strange and wonderful history of Portarlington. You'll be left thinking je ne regrette rien, promise. 
7th- 10th July
Admission Free
The Flare In the Square
The Flare In The Square is a small festival in Rathdwney, County Laois, with many local musicians taking to the outdoor stage in the square. We are really happy to be playing in our home town. Come along!
9TH July
Free Admisison

Arts, Festival, Music, Comedy, Exhibitions in 18 Parnell Street, Clonmel
This years Clonmel Junction Festival will from 3rd - 9th July - Over the course of 7 days the Festival 
presents a programme of events including live music, theatre, street performance, comedy, visual art, and much much more... 
JULY 3, 2017 — JULY 9, 2017

Creedons Pawty with Irish Guide Dogs
Creedons Dog Care are celebrating 7 successful years of making Cork dogs happy! We have teamed up with the Irish Guide Dogs to arrange a FREE family fun day out at Creedons. Come and check out our shiny new premises, 
meet the Irish Guide Dog superheros, find out how you can help to support this wonderful organisation, enter our family dog show, see how your dog gets on at our dog agility obstacle course, enter our fun competitions 
and much more....
8th July
The annual Liz Lucey Memorial Vintage Run, Walk and Cycle 
The annual Liz Lucey Memorial Vintage Run, Walk and Cycle in aid of Marymount Hospice will take place on July th in Inchigeela. Great routes have been organised allowing participants view the scenery available locally.
This run includes tractors,cars,cyclists,walkers and Motorcycles.
Registration for tractors,cars,cyclists and Motorcyclists will take place at 11.30am sharp at Inchigeela Hall.
Registration for walkers will take place at Inchigeela GAA Pitch at 1pm with scenic walks for all levels from beginners to well seasoned walkers.
Refreshments will be served on the day followed by a huge trad session in the evening.
This is a great day for all the family!
Your support would be very much appreciated for this worthy cause and we look forward to welcoming old and new faces to this years event.
Sunday 9th July
Free to attend donations encoraged 

Disco É Cultura in Cork
The DÉC crew return to the best yard in the city - The Vicarstown, for another evening of music from the tropics, from folk to funk, Jeremy and mick t-woc have the hot records, Vicarstown got the cold drinks. Afro Funk / Latin Rhythms / Brazilian Grooves / Caribbean Heat Sunny yard vibes !Pet friendly
Lovely people dancing ! 
9th July
Yoga beach house
Love Yoga? Love the beach? Love music? Join Maeve and DJ Jonno Brien and combine these 3 major loves in life together! Practise Yoga with your friends & family, the sounds of a live House Music DJ and the beach as your backdrop. Its a unique practice of aligning our movements in tune with our breath, as we inhale and exhale to the rhythm of house music. A synergy of Body, Breath. Beat and Beach.Join us on Saturday 3.45pm for a 4pm start at the stone circle overlooking Ballyheigue Beach. No experience necessary, flexibility not a requirement!!! Spaces are limited - first come, first served basis - so arrive early ;)
8th July
Pet and Rescue Dog Show and Family Fun Day 
Games, refreshments, parking on site.
9th July
Preachin' Blues live at Goat Street Blues Festival
Preachin' Blues play live at Goat street Blues Festival. Full band
9th July

Clarecastle Village Market
Clarecastle Village Market takes place on the second Sunday of every month at the Abbey Hall (Opposite the Church).A community based market for local crafts, businesses and artisan food producers. Lots of home-baking, jams, chutneys, culinary delights, arts, crafts, plants and much more.
9th July
Pig on a Spit
In aid of the Irish Guide Dogs at Murty Brownes the 9th of July, the Munster hurling final will be broadcasted onto a big screen in the car park, along with a pig on a spit, BBQ, inflatable bar, chipper van and much more.
Tullycrine Clare, Clare, Ireland.
9th July
Free admission
Inis Mór Regatta
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. 
more info:
8th -9th July
Free to watch
Landed Estates Conference
The Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna, in partnership with the South East Galway Archaeological & Historical Society, present a free conference on ‘The Place of the Big House and Estate in Irish History’ at the Irish Workhouse Centre. Conference from 10am – 5pm.

Agricultural show
Mullingar Show is run by the Committee of the Westmeath Show Society Limited, a not-for-profit company and a registered charity, on their showgrounds at Culleen, Mullingar and attracts entries from across Ireland.
There are classes to reflect the traditional agricultural strengths of Westmeath in pedigree & commercial cattle and sheep showing. Horse and pony showing are traditionally very strong at Mullingar Show, with the large entry in show-jumping continuing an old tradition of excellence.
Of course, there are classes for poultry and a vibrant dog show with horticulture and cookery well-represented in the indoor section of the Show along with arts, crafts and photography.
Mullingar Show has a large trade stand area, indoor and outdoor, with stands reflecting all aspects of country and town life and living – from jodhpurs to jewellery, wellies to wine, food to fire extinguishers.
As always at Mullingar, there is entertainment for all the family.
9th July
Free admission
Tractor and Pony run
Great news folks! The Tractor Run is back  Tractors , Cars , Vintage , Bikes ALL WELCOME  Contact 086 8502024 for more details! Contact 086 8291170 for more information on the Pony Run *Please note there is NO JUMPS on the track* All register at 11:30 a.m , run begins at 12:30 p.m ! LOTS OF FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY  BBQ, Bouncy Castles , Tea/Coffee and more !
9th July
Free- €10
Vintage Club Road Run and Coffee morning
Knockbridge Vintage Club are holding a Road Run and Coffee Morning on Sunday 9 July in memory of one of our founding members, Paddy Fox who passed away earlier this year. All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to North Louth Hospice. The day will kick off at 11.30am with a Coffee Morning in Knockbridge Community Centre just outside Dundalk, Co Louth. The Road Run will depart at 2 o'clock. Vintage cars and tractors are all welcome to join the Road Run to Blackrock Beach where the vintage vehicles will park on the beach for all to see. After the stop-over, the convoy will then return to the Community Centre for a BBQ and entertainment.
9th July
Free admission
Music at Stephenstown Pond
Open Air Concert at Stephenstown Pond.
9th july
Admission Free.
Ballina Salmon Festival
Ballina Salmon Festival first took place in Ballina in 1964, and was at the time called the ‘Moy Salmon Festival’, based on the fact that Ballina was home to one of the best rivers in Ireland, with the best fishing waters and salmon in the country. This is of course the case to this day!
In time, the festival was renamed the ‘Ballina Salmon Festival’, and today it remains one of the highlights of the summer months in the West of Ireland. Every year over 200,000 people descend on the North Mayo capital to enjoy our fantastic, community-based family-friendly festival.
The Ballina Salmon Festival is particularly proud of its family-centered focus.  One third of the festival’s entire programme is dedicated solely to children.
The action-packed programme also includes old favourites like International Evening, Heritage Day, Mardi Gras and the Fireworks Display, along with river-based events like fishing competitions and raft races. New events are introduced annually to keep the festival fresh and exciting.
July 9 - July 16
Free- Various
Cairde Arts Festival
Events to inspire, enthrall, amuse, engage, challenge, take part in. July 9th - 15th 2017. Save the date! Programme to be announced in April. Highlights include our annual Park Fest on Sunday July 09th 2017.
9th -15th July
Free- Various
Earagail Arts Festival
Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual, multi-disciplinary event that takes to the road this July.Enjoy inspiring performances from a host of new, award-winning national and international artists as they bring their captivating works to a variety of venues and locations on along the Wild Atlantic Way, from purpose-built theatres and galleries, to village halls, forests and beaches. The iconic festival is now famous across Europe as an opportunity for different cultures to come together in celebration of the arts. 
4th- 23rd July
From free
Show up on the Strip
Show Up on the Strip is running alongside Drag Race Ireland as part of their 3rd championship round of 2017, to be staged at Enniskillen Airport / St Angelo. We are running a Show 'n' Shine open to all makes, models and eras. As something that is unique to Drag Race Ireland; show cars have the chance to participate in the 'Fun Runs' on the strip, making it possible to get the full race experience as you line up into 'Stage' and then to race your car in a safe and controlled environment. Entry is just £10 (including admission to the event and the Fun Runs.) Prizes will be presented for Best Euro, Best Jap, Best in Show (1st, 2nd, 3rd.)
9th July

5k Fun Run
Come along and Join us for our First Ever 5 Mile Run (or 3 or 5mile walk) Taking Of from Kellys Inn BACK Carpark at 11am Sharp. This fantastic event is suitable for the first time runner to the elite athlete. A fab chance for everyone to take part. With Refreshments Available and A Prize Draw For All Entrants, its sure to be a fun filled morning for all the family.
Entrance Fee : Adults - £10/ 11-16yrs - £5 
For further information contact Eamon on 07899675088
8th July
£5 - £10
Hogwarts/ Harry Potter Summer party
HOGWARTS/HARRY POTTER SUMMER BALL. As part of our Harry Potter weekend, we are bringing you a very special event: Harry Potter Summer Ball. Grab your muggle and wizard friends and dance into the wee hours to your favourite Pop, Rock, Indie, Alt & dance tunes throughout the last twenty years since Potter first came into our world.Dress up as your favourite charcter from the wizarding world,Harry Potter themed drinks/cocktails,Potter themed room,Potter photo booth props,Movies, music, comics and gamestations 
Tickets are only £5 and can be bought in advance via our website.
This is a strictly 18+ event. Be prepared to show ID.
8th July
Annual Funday
Silvercove Holiday Parks annual Funday is taking place on 9th July! All are welcome, includes Bouncing castles on the day and free admission.
9th July

Art Exibition  
During the month of July Craftswirl @ Armagh Visitor Information Centre will host a beautiful exhibition by Leona Devine . Leona’s work is greatly inspired by the natural landscape and environment where she lives and works. Based in the countryside, she draws inspiration from the rural landscape and the animals which inhabit it.
Month of July
Walking Festival
The Slieve Bloom Eco Walking Festival is possibly the best way to stop and breathe in the beauty of Slieve Bloom's rolling mountainside, dotted as it is with thriving fauna and flourishing fauna. 
The Eco Walks are designed to entice walkers of all abilities - from seasoned professionals with broken-in cagoules and state of the art walking sticks, to casual strollers in their sturdiest boots or trainers. With special walks suited to all abilities, the one thing you won't have to compromise on is the scenery, glistening green under the summer sun (everybody hopes, anyway).
8th -9th July
From €5
The Causway Market
The Causeway Speciality Market is a bustling speciality food and craft market held around Coleraine Town Hall on the second Saturday of each month.
It is the largest regular outdoor market in Northern Ireland offering fabulous cheeses, home baked speciality breads, cupcakes, meringues, tray bakes and cakes, olives, spices, pesto, vegetarian food, jams and chutneys, relishes, chocolate, curry sauces, cooking sauces and oils, fudge, cookies, coffees, fish, goats cheese, fruit and vegetables and a superb range of quality crafts such as handmade jewellery, wood crafts, hand stitched cushions, handbags, candles and soaps.
 8th july
Adult Dance Classes with Ella Clarke at the Solstice Arts Centre
Due to the success of our recent series of Over 50’s Dance Classes, instructor Ella Clarke runs a 4-week dance class for adults of all ages, skills and fitness levels, teaching various dance styles and techniques. 
8th July

A Self Guided Tour which includes two 19th Century Servant Tunnels, the Moylurg Viewing Tower and Irelands Only ‘Tree Canopy Walk’ which is totally unique in Ireland. No Time Limit for this Experience!
Adult €7.50 children €5
All year round
Aura Leitrim Leisure Centre
at Aura they have a wide range of facilities and services across all of the centres.
Adults €7.00 Children €4.20
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