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Energia map of free & cheap things to do 9th-10th June

  1. Dublin
  1. Ruaille Buaille
Wednesday 6th June - Saturday 9th June 2018
Ruaille Buaille is a children's music festival taking place in Lucan, Co Dublin from Wednesday 6th June until Saturday 9th June, 2018, with workshops and performances taking place in schools and libraries and culminating in Griffeen Park on the final day.Hosting an exciting programme of music workshops, performances and outdoor events, suitable for children of all ages, Ruaille Buaille 2018 is the perfect environment for children and their families to celebrate making and experiencing music. With over 40 events taking place there is something for everyone to look forward to this year.
Admission: Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) €14.00
Single Ticket €6.00 | Under 10's €4.00

  1. Bike Week
Saturday, 9th June – Sunday, 17th  June
Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that's great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland.
Cycling is fun. Did you know that anyone from 6 to 100 year olds can ride a bike – It's a perfect chance to spend quality time with family – Biking is a very flexible form of exercise.
From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There's something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year's Bike Week. Where will your bike take you?
Admission: Free
  1. Dublin Kite Festival
Sunday 10th June 2018 @ 11am
The Dublin City Council event will provide a jam packed day of exhilarating fun for all the family in North Bull Island, Clontarf on Sunday 10th June 2018.
Last year’s Dublin Kite Festival attracted attendees from around the country, brandishing an array of kites ready to take to the skies and beautify the Dublin skyline with a jumble of colour. There was free entertainment all day long ensuring that attendees enjoyed a carefree Sunday afternoon reliving childhood memories of kite flying whilst having fun with friends and family.
Whether attendees were brilliant kite fliers, or failing kite triers everyone got off the ground in the end as there were plenty of kiting experts ready to lend a hand. The day also boasted lively music, exciting games, kite making workshops and a kite flying competition!
Admission: Free
  1. Street Feast
Nationwide, Sunday 10th June 2018
Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on 10th June, hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really — out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden.
There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it's really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you.
Admission: Free
  1. Scentsational: A story of perfume and pollinators
Saturday, 9th June @ 2.30pm
A heady tour of the most fragrant summer flowers including a brief history of perfume. Of course, plants do not produce their scent just for our pleasure but to entice pollinators and give chemical warning signals. On this tour, we will also explore how plants use scent to exploit animals to their advantage. 
per person. No booking necessary.
Admission:  €5
  1. Carlow
Carlow Arts Festival
6th June – 10th June  
Carlow Arts Festival is the first big cultural event of the summer. Taking place across a week in June, the festival boasts a line-up with music, theatre, visual art, dance, circus, as well as plenty of family events and delicious food and drink.In its 39th year, the festival continues to grow and reach out to talented artists from both Ireland and abroad. Amongst the highlights of the festival’s programme are a double-bill concert of folk from Lisa O’Neill and Radie Peat in the O’Hara’s Festival Pavilion, a performance of Mouthpiece by the Quote Unquote theatre collective from Canada at VISUAL Arts Centre, and What Am I Worth? which is an extraordinary display of acrobatics and dance by a group of disabled and non-disabled performers, taking place at the Festival’s HQ in Carlow College
Admission: Free - €27

  1. Kildare
Family Theatre: Tom Thumb
Sunday 10th June @ 2:00pm
One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking – there’s nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest!
Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they’ll never be hungry again.
Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Cbeebies Patrick Lynch, who has been performing it for more than a decade, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.
Ages 3+
Admission: €8
  1. Kilkenny
Mapping Musical Kilkenny
Saturday, 9th June @ 12 PM - 3:30 PM
Come along to this public mapping event, gathering and sharing Kilkenny's musical stories, histories and experiences. Musicians, musical audiences and members of the public, of all ages, from Kilkenny and beyond, are warmly invited to bring their own stories and perspectives to this collaborative community mapping. Bring your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues along. This will be an enjoyable, engaging, open, informal and fun event, with some cakes and sweets there too to make it all the sweeter! I'd so appreciate if you could spread the word by sharing or inviting people to this event, where I will also keep attendees up to date closer to the time. Thank you :)Mapping Musical Kilkenny is part of a larger four year doctoral study facilitated by Aoife Kavanagh. The study is funded by the Irish Research Council, and this event is kindly supported and facilitated by Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny.
Admission: Free
  1. Laois
Kid’s Comedy Magic Show Tour - Portlaoise
Sunday, 10th June @ 1pm – 2.15pm
Kids Comedy Magic Show Tour 2018
This show is not to be missed! With only Two shows in your area, advanced booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment!Perfect for audiences young and old with comedy and entertainment to suit all ages! Kids Admission €10 / ADULTS GO FREE / UNDER 2'S GO FREE
Doors Open 12:30pm - Showtime 1:00pm
Infoline : 0863930929
Admission: €11.40
  1. Longford
Longford Junior parkrun' 1st Birthday
Sunday, 10th  June @ 9:15 AM
Wowzers! Hard to believe this will be our 1st birthday and what a fantastic year it has been We've got a couple exciting items lined up before our run from 09:15am that morning.
1. Music to keep the kids going.
2.We'll be laying tables out on the morning of the run and we'd appreciate people bringing drinks, cakes and goodies along on the day.
3.You're more than welcome to join us in Esquires cafe after for our post run coffee. As for the run itself, if you've never been before this is a must attend event. Register on and print off and bring your barcode to get a time. No dogs allowed.
Admission Register on
  1. Louth
Co. Louth Agricultural Show
Sunday, 10th June @ 12 PM - 6 PM
Fun Filled day for all the family!
* Demonstrations from “The Grass Lads” - mini silage outfit
* Free Bouncy Castles and Picnic Area. 
* Craft & Food Marquee
* Baking Competitions
* Art & Craft Competitions
* The Long Riders
* Dog Show
* Baby Show
* Fashion Show
* Best Dressed Competitions
* Sheep Competitions
* Cattle Competitions
* Show Jumping
Admission: Free
  1. Meath
Babe (1995) - Free Screening
Saturday, 9th [email protected] 2pm – 3.30pm
English | USA | 91 mins | Cert: G | Dir: Chris Noonan
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.As this screening is in connection with our exhibition Industry (Running until 22nd June), please visit our gallery on the third floor as part of your visit to Solstice Arts Centre.
Admission: Free
  1. Offaly
Lego Club
9th June – 16th June
Create, Play, Build and Learn with LEGO Bricks
Brick Club are people that want to have fun whilst they encourage children in creativity...Each session uses play to encourage creativity introducing different concepts! So come along to one of the sessions as there is plenty to do. 
Suitable for Ages 3.5 up Boys & Girls 
Club will run for 3 weeks
Registration free of €12 
Applys to keep Childs Place
Admission: €8
  1. Westmeath
Athlone Castle Medieval Fair
Saturday, 9th June @12:00 pm – Sunday, 10th June @ 5:00 pm
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is delighted to host its 6th annual Medieval Fair in association with the Society for Creative Anachronism on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June. Awaited by many and a must visit by any living history and Medieval enthusiast, the fair will feature arts, crafts, food, games, educational demonstrations, a puppet show, jousting and market stalls.
 Medieval Fair Visitors will get an opportunity to step back in time and experience live demonstrations of fencing and Medieval weapons, taste samples of Medieval food treats challenge themselves with some Medieval games as well as learning about the dress and customs of our Medieval ancestors.
There will be a selection of market stalls for visitors to explore and see fine examples of hand crafted products, ceramics, jewellery and clothes while also trying some tasty treats from Athlone and the surrounding area.
 Living History facilitators interested in taking part in the Medieval Fair are invited to email Athlone Castle on [email protected] with details of their services/products.
Admission rates will apply.
Admission: Rates will apply.
  1. Wexford
Carnival of Culture
Sunday, 10th [email protected] 1pm -4pm
Carnival of Culture - Sunday 10th of June 
Our communities are steeped in heritage and full to the brim with talent so join us in celebrating our communities with a fun-filled day of culture for all the family! With crafts, games and more!
Admission: Free
  1. Wicklow
Wicklow Parish Fete
Saturday, June 9th @ 10.30am -2.30pm
Garden Fete with all the fun for a great family day out. Grand Raffle, Live Music, BBQ, Teas and Coffees, Cake Stall, Face Painting, Children's Entertainers, Bouncy Castle, Tool Sharpening, Gifts, Crafts, Handbags, Cosmetics, Jewellery, Cd's and Vinyl, Toy Stall, Furniture, Book Stall. Only €2 entrance and children free.
Admission: €2
  1. Clare
Book Club Favourite - Ruth Fitzmaurice
Saturday, 9th June 4pm -5.30pm
In conversation with Mick Heaney
An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can, and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, family, friends, the natural world and the brightness of life by a wonderful writer.
Admission: Tickets €12/€10 (concession)  
  1. Cork
Sea to Sky
Saturday, June 9th @ 11am – 5pm
A day of free, family-friendly activities that bring the importance of marine and astronomy science to life for all. Come along and learn about marine life, how technology is used to monitor our waters, go on a journey of exploration, find out about whales, dolphins and octopus species in Irish Waters, map your way using the sky, hear about climate change mapping and discover the link between Neolithic Art and the sea! CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, with Cork Institute of Technology; Cork Environmental Forum; Cork Nature Network; MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy; Cork Astronomy Club; National Maritime College of Ireland; The Halpin Centre; Ocean Research & Conservation Ireland (ORC Ireland). 
Admission: Free, check timetable here
  1. Kerry
Old Market Flea
Sunday, 10th June @ 12pm – 5pm
Regular flea market with vintage sellers, crafters, artists, closet clearouts, bric a brac, baking, music and much, much more...always a great day out! Free admission
Admission: Free
  1. Limerick
Limerick Food Tour
Saturday, 9th  June @ 10.30AM
This unique walking tour will explore Limerick’s food heritage. The tour starts the in the heart of the Georgian Quarter and continues to landmarks to experience food influences and tastes of today. 
The tour combines architectural, social & food trends from the Georgian period in Limerick.
Limerick enjoys some of the finest examples Georgian architecture in Ireland. These houses allowed for large kitchens & entertaining. 
You will explore foods the Georgians made popular and still inspire us today and also what foods were just a passing fad.
Admission: €16.81
  1. Tipperary
Fethard Self-Guided Historic Town Walk
For a small, quiet town fording the Clashawley River in South Tipperary, Fethard boasts a huge number of medieval ruins. A good portion of its original 14th-century town walls remain intact, and its 2km heritage trail takes about an hour to complete. Fethard’s name derives from ‘Fiodh Ard’ (High Wood), which may refer to the forests that once covered the area, but its settlement history most likely began with Anglo-Normans who arrived in 1208 and built the town’s first curtain of stone walls. An Augustinian Friary was added in 1305, followed by the antiquities still so beautifully visible today
Admission: Free
  1. Waterford
Waterford Country Fair 2018
Sunday, 10th June  @ 10am – 6 pm
A date for your diary all - Waterford Country Fair 2018 runs on Sunday, June 10 and we're back at stunning Curraghmore. We've added more family-focused events - a well as all the popular competitions and classes. It's going to be a massive carnival event for all the family. So PLEASE save the date!
Admission: Free
  1. Galway
Galway African Film Festival
Saturday, June 9th – Sunday, June 10th  
This year's Galway African Film Festival will take place in the Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway, on June 9th - 10th. Founded in 2008, this year's festival includes Africa Movie Academy Award-winning "Queen of Katwe", and Muhr Feature Award winner "Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim", amongst other African cinematic brilliance
Admission: Free
  1. Leitrim
Game Show Night - Audience win BIG Prizes!
Saturday, 9th June @ 8pm – 11pm
An interactive game show with lots of audience participation and loads of chances of winning BIG prizes including a supermarket sweep for one lucky winner in a local supermarket!! The Landmark Ballroom will be transformed into a TV studio with each of the game shows played live. This new event promises to be one of the big hits of this year’s Carrick Carnival festival!
Admission: €15                             
  1. Mayo
Explore Mayo Cycle 2018
Saturday, June 9th @ 9am -6pm
Explore Mayo Cycle 2018
Mayo is fast-becoming one of the leading counties in Ireland for cycling. 
Already leading the way with fabulous cycling greenways and scenery it now has some of the top Sportive cycles. This is the sixth year of the 'Explore Mayo Cycle' and this year there are three routes to suit all levels of cyclists. The 50km route is geared towards the beginner from Breaffy to Castlebar to Partry where refreshments will be served.The 100km route is more suitable for intermediate level cyclists and takes in the beautiful countryside of Tourmakeady, Finney, Clonbur/Cong and back through Ballinrobe. The third and final route is 150km and passes through the picturesque village of Lecanvey (via Westport), Louisburgh, Delphi, Leenane and then joins up with the 100km route.This year's participants can look forward to getting a free one off jersey with their entry. There will be a limited supply on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be a goody-bag per entry in addition to refreshments before and after the event.The event starts and finishes at Breaffy. Rooms are available from Breaffy House Hotel at a special discounted-rate (subject to availability).Registration will take place in Breaffy on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm and again on Saturday morning from 7.30-8.30am with Safety briefing starting at 9am and first group off at 9.10 (150k). Group offers are available for ten or more entering as a group at a rate of €35 each. We will have an after event BBQ on the night of the event in Castlebar, more details will be posted on our facebook page. Click here to go to get all the up to date news.
Admission: €45|€35(group booking)
  1. Roscommon
Launch of Structural Process & Possibility | Siobhan O'Connor
Saturday, 9th [email protected] 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Castlerea born artist Siobhan O’Connor’s work explores architectonic construction and buildings or structures that are constantly been built, changed or shifted creating our landscape today. The exhibition will feature scultpural structures created using modern building materials such as concrete, metal and wood. Through these sculptural works, the material properties of these often-unyielding materials will be pushed, reconfigured, signified. Process and materiality play a central role in O’Connor’s work where she is interested in the potentiality of building from simple lines, basic colours and simplified shapes. Her work considers how structures holds up one another; tension and suspension weight and balance. Her drawings are presented as almost procedural blue prints that can be executed and further used as a plan for works that don’t necessarily exist. 
Admission: Free
  1. Sligo
Duck Race
Sunday, June 10th @ 1pm
North Sligo Agricultural Show is holding a Duck race on Sunday 10th of June 2018. In the car park opposite the church. 
€5 a duck and lines for each duck will be sold in the coming weeks leading up to it. All ducks will be let off all at once and first 3 home wins.
Admission: Free
  1. Donegal
1st Birthday
Saturday, June 9th @ 11am – 5pm  
Join us Saturday 9th June to celebrate our 1st Birthday! We will have lots of cake and prosecco, discounts on many products plus 10% off total spend over €25 
A gorgeous party bag filled with goodies for the first 20 customers
We would love to see you all.
Admission: Free
  1. Cavan
Cavan County Museum
Every Sunday during the Summer.
Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff will open on Sundays between 2pm and 5.30pm for the months of June, July, August, and September commencing Sunday, 3 June. The museum is home to many fascinating exhibits, including the award-winning World War One replica trench, the 1916 Rising Experience, and Road to War: Path to Reflection and boasts a gift shop and café facilities. It is an ideal place to relax and wander through tens of thousands of years of Irish history.
The museum is open year-round from 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and guided tours are available for groups.
Admission: Free
  1. Monaghan
Bonfire Sports
Sunday, 10th June @ 3pm
Our annual Bonfire Sports will be the finale to our fabulous Hooley in the Heather. There are bouncy castles, a fun children’s football blitz, races for all ages, face painting, vintage cars, ice cream, a dog show 🐶, the final of the adult’s pool and soccer competition and a fun farm (rumor has it, that there is a meerkat on a lead). Take the whole family out for the day, get some dinner in the Sliabh Beagh first and then enjoy all the sports. The perfect end to the perfect weekend 
Admission: Free
  1. Fermanagh
Cuilcagh Mountain Jeep Safari
10th June @ 10am – 12pm
Jump on board one of the Geopark Landrovers and explore the stunning scenery of Cuilcagh Mountain Park. Ranging from the rugged upland cliffs to the weathered limestone landscapes on the lower ground, this safari is a chance for you to experience and explore the patchwork of landscapes found on Cuilcagh Mountain. Not Suitable for children under the age of 12 years old.
Please note this tour does not go to the summit of Cuilcagh.
Booking Essential 
Admission: £5
  1. Tyrone
The Circle of Mead-Holistic and Well-Beeing
June 9th @ 10am – 6pm
The day includes talks and demonstrations and participation with a number of talented and gifted speakers. Dolores Whelan, Author of: Ever Ancient, Ever New and part creator of the beautiful Perpetual Celtic Calender, will talk about: The Importance of Protecting and Perserving the Sacred Places in Ireland.
MaryAnne Goosling will be introducing: The Holistic Approach to Healing using Plant Protein and will be demonstrating on Sprouting, Making Smoothies [or a nut milk] Pesto/Hummus.  Wyn Tyrie will be introducing: The Dark Sky Flower Essences and Katie Rudtledge will be doing a taster workshop on:    Walking with Heart – A Journey into Wholeness.  A few other speakers are lined up for the days events, with a lovely selection of stalls to browse and experience.
We encourage you to make the most of your day, discovering this beautiful central location in the Heart of the Sperrins which is situated in close proxmicity to the Ancient Beaghmore Stone Circles and Davagh Forest Mountain Bike Trails and the Scenic Coneyglen Valley behind it. Get busy like a Bee and come visit Broughderg. 
Admission: £2.50| Kids free Proceeds to Brainwaves NI
  1. Derry
Foyle O-Bon Japanese Festival
Saturday, June 9th @ 5pm
Foyle O-Bon festival truly has something for everyone. From 5pm, the Playtrail becomes Little Tokyo with a host of stage entertainment and intercultural activities. A feast of traditional Japanese music, song and dance – come and hear the power of the Taiko drums, as well as the beautiful shinobue flute, marimba and harp. At its heart is Taiko, traditional Japanese drumming which is dynamic, energetic and loud! There will be performances from local and international Taiko players, including our young (and not so young) students who have be preparing for this all year. The Festival is the highlight of our year-round cultural outreach programme where participants of all ages and backgrounds have been learning and taking part in the fields of Japanese dance, song, taiko drumming and Manga art. They come together at the festival to showcase their skills and celebrate their achievements.
Admission: £5 adults/ £3 children / under 5 free
  1. Antrim
Toy Story Screening and Q&A with Pixar Editor Torbin Bullock
Saturday, June 9th @ 2pm
Belfast Photo Festival is delighted to welcome Pixar Editor, Torbin Bullock to the 2018 edition, and to celebrate we are hosting a special screening of the studio’s classic, Toy Story.  Toy Story is about the 'secret life of toys' when people are not around. Two toys, Woody and Buzz Lightyear despise each other like no other. But, when the toys are separated from their home, a truce is formed between them all in an effort to journey home. A Q&A with Pixar Editor Torbin Bullock will precede the film. 
Admission: £10pp | £30 (Family Ticket) 
  1. Down
Dromantine Family Fun Day
Sunday, June 10th 1pm – 6pm  
Our Family Fun Day takes place this year on Sunday 10th June 2018 commencing at 1.00pm
Admission: £5
  1. Armagh
Photo Exhibition ‘Within Reach’ by Mel Hughes
1st June – 30th June
Craftswirl @ Armagh Visitor Information Centre are delighted to be showcasing a wonderful photo exhibition ‘Within Reach’ by Mel Hughes.
As a lifelong lover of nature, it was when Mel’s father passed away, that he took comfort in the local beauty of Carnagh Forest just outside of Keady. Circumstances in life can start you on a new path for an unexpected journey.
Armed with a tiny compact camera in hand, he wanted to take some photos of Carnagh Forest in which he could base some drawings on as he wanted to return to this medium that he once loved. He found himself enjoying the photographic adventure, the in the moment aspect of it. Focusing on its beauty, it opened a whole new world for him and he has continued on this path as it continues to inspire and awe him. With the help and encouragement of a local photographer the late Eugene Nugent he continued to be inspired and decided to buy a little bridge camera in January 2015 and devote more of his time to exploring the beauty that was in front of him.
He would describe his style of photography as intimate landscape, in touch with its soul and moods as he dander’s around his local woods, glens, forests here and further afield. The beauty of nature is on our doorstep and Within our Reach.
Entry is free to this magnificent exhibition and everyone is very welcome.
Admission: Free
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