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Energia Free-kend Map 2nd-3rd November:


1. Dublin

Dublin Beatles Festival
When: 2nd November
The Workmans Club is hosting a Beatles inspired events on the 2nd of November to begin the Dublin Beatles Festival. These include a short factual play about the story of the Beatles playing live in an illegal club in Liverpool in the 1960’s, as well as a Beatles knowledge and music quiz with amazing prizes to be won and a Mastermind format finale!
Admission: €5-€8

Murder One - Ireland’s International Crime-Writing Festival
When:  2nd-3rd November
Murder One is a unique literary festival weekend: a fun, action packed weekend for lovers of crime and mystery in all its guises. After the incredible success of last year's festival Murder One is back with a new line up! This year's festival brings you workshops in Pearse Street Library and in Smock Alley, a mixture of true crime and crime fiction. There will also be a panel dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of all, Agatha Christie.
Admission: Free-€10
Craft Festival
When: Sunday 3rd November
Held in Dun Laoghaire’s Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin's Craft Festival is known for its high standard of quality Craft and Irish Contemporary design. There is something for everyone as well as it being a fantastic opportunity to get all the Christmas shopping done in one place. Avoid the struggle of searching for that perfect gift, this festival offers thousands of unique and personalised ideas all under one roof. This festival is held in the Royal Marine Hotel.
Admission: Free

2. Limerick

The Nightmare Before Christmas Screening
When: 3rd November
Produced and conceived by Tim Burton, this stop-motion, animated musical/fantasy film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin King, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” This screening will be held in the University Concert Hall.
Proceeds from this screening will go towards the Live 95 Helping Limerick Children 2019 charity campaign.
Admission: €5-€7.50

3. Offaly

Hullabaloo Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival
When: 2nd November
Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival is coordinated by the Offaly County Council Arts Office and Birr Theatre & Arts Centre for the county of Offaly.  Festival workshops and family performances take place in Birr, Clara and Edenderry and Offaly Libraries during the Festival dates. The aim of this festival is to get children engaged in arts activity and showcase theatre for young audiences to develop their arts interest.
Admission: Free-€5

4. Laois

Tionól Festival
When: 2nd-3rd November
This year Music Generation Laois hosts the biggest and most ambitious Tionól, residential festival to date. Reaching out to over 80 children from across the 32 counties of Ireland, the unique 3-day program of workshops and performances, brings together players of two of Ireland’s most beloved instruments; The Harp and The Uilleann Pipes. The Tionól program is a weekend of workshops and performances that include composing, collaborating and, importantly group performing.
Admission: Free

5. Sallins, Co Kildare

Kildare Fermented Food Festival
When: Saturday 2nd November
Kildare Fermented Food Festival as part of the Taste the Island country wide event is showcasing fermented & preserved foods from the Summer 2019 harvest. Awaken your taste buds & your healthy flora with Kombucha, Kefir, Fresh Local Beer & all things fermented with talks about how to brew both Kombucha & Beer at Kildare Brewing Company. There will also be Fine Dining Chefs discussing fermented food techniques & foraging. This will all be under one roof at Lock 13 Brewpub Hop Terrace.
Admission- €10

6. Loughrea, Galway

Halloween Festival at Slieve Aughty
When:  2nd-3rd November
It’s a spooky time at Slieve Aughty during the Halloween Festival, with ghosts and goblins galore, haunted houses, Halloween tricks and treats. Scary stories, costumes and face painting, horses and ponies to pet and ride, nature walks, and arts and crafts! A family event, enjoy the fresh air of autumn with a walk to Bloody Mary’s haunted house and dare yourself to see her in the mirror of her ruin. Recommended for ages eight and up.
Admission: €7.50

7. Belfast

Belfast International Arts Festival
When: 2nd-3rd November
The mission of Belfast International Arts Festival is to be the pre-eminent, progressive international arts event within Northern Ireland, actively engaging both global and local communities in the richness and diversity of contemporary arts practice. With partners throughout the entire city, they seek to create a distinctive environment for audiences to enjoy and participate in inspirational and transformative aesthetic experiences from world-class artists, thinkers and leaders. Theatre events, dance, music and film will be showcased during the weekend.
Admission: Varies

8. Athboy, Meath

Samhain Fest
When: 2nd-3rd November
As part of the Boyne Valley Food series, Samhain Fest is being held as part of the Halloween festivities in the area. On Saturday, November 2nd there will be complimentary tasters with a hint of Halloween dress style and on Sunday the 3rd, Samhain fest will host a  Spooky Brunch/Lunch with fun for the wee ones!
Admission: Free

9. Tipperary

Parsons Green Open Farm
When: 2nd-3rd November
Parsons Green offers the ideal venue for a day out for all the family there is something enjoyable and interesting around every corner. The pet farm has some old farm yard favourites and a few not so common. Try your hand at Crazy golf or just take a walk down by the river. Bring a picnic or enjoy a snack from the coffee shop. Hours of entertainment are guaranteed in a healthy and wholesome atmosphere. There are also river boats and pony rides to enjoy.
Admission: Adults €5, Kids €4.50

10. Drogheda, Louth

Púca Parade
When: 2nd November
A free family event at in Drogheda. When light turns to dark and the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thins, the creatures of Samhain, Ireland’s ancient Halloween tradition, come to life. This event salutes the Halloween spirits through folklore, food, myth and music, and light up the night sky with awe-inspiring and unearthly illuminations. The parade takes place on the last day of the event with dances, characters and folklore spread across the town.
Admission: Free

11. Cavan

The Cottage Market, Ballyconnell
When: 2nd November monthly community market showcasing the skills and talents of the local people of West Cavan. All produce is handcrafted, homemade, homegrown and locally produced. A great way to spend a family day immersing yourself in the wonderful things Cavan has to offer.
Admission: Free

12. Mayo

Dark Sky Festival
When: 2nd-3rd November
From 1 - 3 November 2019, the 'Friends of Mayo Dark Skies' in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy will host the fourth MAYO DARK SKY FESTIVAL - a three-day feast of talks, workshops, walks and stargazing.
Admission: Free-€10

13. Carlow

Chocolate Garden of Ireland
When: 2nd-3rd November
Heaven for lovers of chocolate and ice cream everywhere, the Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a working chocolate and ice cream factory, offering chocolate workshops, with a cafe-ice cream parlour and free play area on the site. The chocolate garden also offers daily chocolate mold making. Here you can decorate your own coco creation and enjoy delicious ice cream while you wait for your mold to set.  The Gardens is sure to be a favorite with kids, boasting slides and sandpits and other leisure activities in the play zones.
Admission: Chocolate mould making and ice cream tasting €10

14.  Waterford

Waterford Walls Art Trails
When: 2nd November
Guided Art Trails are held every Saturday. The experienced guides take you on a two-hour walking tour of Ireland’s oldest (and most colourful!) street art city. These tours give you a unique view of the city, taking you off the beaten track to experience the real Waterford and what it has to offer.
Admission:  €10

15. Wicklow

Halloween campout in Red Cross
When: 2nd November
This event includes food cooked over open fires, Pumpkin Soup, Hot Drinks, costume parades, a bonfire and magic shows.  There is also a night train around the grounds and a pumpkin hunt.
Admission: Day trip -

16. Westmeath

Halloween in Glendeer Pet Farm
When: 2nd-3rd November
Cast spells with a scary witch, toast marshmallows over an open fire, enter the eerie maze but be warned, it’s as your own risk. Follow Pumpkin Passage through the Forbidden Forest and see lots more skeletons, ghosts and ghouls at Glendeer Pet Farm this Halloween!
Admission: €9


17. Kenmare, Kerry

Kenmare Halloween Howl
When: 24th October- 2nd November
The festival takes place in the square in Kenmare. You can visit Bonane Heritage Park, sit by the bonfire and hear all the traditional Samhain stories, get involved in some Halloween arts and crafts, visit the haunted forest, wander the haunted house and much much more! This festival is extremely family friendly and children’s activities are the main focus.
Admission: €3 (general admission)

18. Cork

Pumpkin Patch at The Farm, Grenagh
When: Oct 29th-November 5th
Help the Good Witch, Esmeralda, get ready her tricks & treats ready for Halloween. Visit the Pumpkin Patch on the farm and choose the Pumpkin that’s just right for you. The children will help the Good Witch, Esmeralda, to practice her spells for Halloween and make some sweet treats to take home. There are lots of pumpkins to choose from hidden in the farm. Choose the one that is just right for you and the witches will carve it with you.
Admission: €8


19. Derry

Londonderry Walled City Market
When: Oct 29th-November 5th
Head along to the Guildhall Square to see the very best of artisan traders, offering visitors a family friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of speciality foods and handcrafted products. Tickle your taste buds with homemade jams, chutneys & sauces, artisan breads & cakes, a range organic meats and of course some sweet treats! With children’s entertainment and live music.
Admission: Free

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