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Free-Kend Map May 26-28th
MAY 24 2023
We've a range of fun activities for you to check out this weekend!

Looking for free events to attend this weekend? We have you covered with our Free-Kend Map! 

Castlewellan Peace Maze Down
When: 26th-28th May
Where: 6-8 Burren Walk, Castlewellan, County Down, BT31 9AF
Admission: Free
Castlewellan maze is one of the world’s largest hedge mazes created in 2000 as a symbol of a new era in Northern Ireland it is perfect for people of all ages. Test yourself this weekend and see who can complete the maze first with family and friends.

Seamus Heaney Homeplace Derry
When- 26th-28th May
Where: 45 Main St, Bellaghy, Magherafelt BT45 8HT,
Admission: £10 Adult, Child £6.50
Seamus Heaney is a perfect day out for those with a keen eye for literature, located in Heaney’s home village Bellaghy and in proximity to his final rest place the museum shows how the poet lived in his early days at home which fuelled his ambition for some of his most famous works.

Drawn to Water by Quentin Blake Comber
When: 26-28TH May
Where: WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA
Admission: £9.70 Adult, £5.35 Child
Learn to have a new outlook on our beautiful wetlands by reimagining them through the lens of one of the UKs favourite illustrators Quentin Blake. Take part in the crafting competitions for a chance to win an authentic Blake print.

Kells Priory Kilkenny
When: 26-28th May
Where: Kells Priory Kells Co. Kilkenny R95 V184
Admission: Free
Step back in time to Anglo-Norman Ireland and explore one of Irelands famous ruins founded by Geoffrey FitzRobert who founded the monastery in 1131.

Untamed Blackwater Valley Makers Gallery Cork
When: 26th-28th May
Where: Blackwater Valley Makers Gallery, 12 McCurtain St., Fermoy, Co. Cork
Admission: Free
Take in some beautiful raw landscape works by native Aislinn at Blackwater Valley Makers Gallery. The exhibition is in collaboration with Cork fire brigade come marvel at the devastating impact of gorse fires on local nature.

Introduction to Natural Materials & Weaving Skills Tipperary
When: Friday 26th May 2pm
Where: 1 Main St, Kiltillane, Templemore, Co. Tipperary, E41 T8K8
Admission: Free
Learn how to create contemporary baskets with Linda Kirkham who is well known for her woven works, who loves to share and uphold traditional skills in Irish society.

Richmond Barracks Summer Fair
When: Saturday 27th- Sunday 28th 11am-5pm
Admission: Free
Come along to the Richmond Fair in the heart of South Dublin for a fun packed day full of arts, crafts and support local vendors. Richmond fair is champions reuse, reduce, recycle in all they do so come and learn how to be more sustainable in your everyday life.
Urban Circus
When: Sunday 28th May 12pm- 6pm
Where: St Michael's Estate, Inchicore, Dublin, D08 YY05
Admission- Free
This extravagant event is to feature Con Horgan’s professional plunger solo show that is famed far and wide, the show will also include Fidget Feet show the leading aerial dance academy in Ireland famed for its visuals and emotional engagement.
CNAG: Ceabairé Neamhleithscéalach Aiteach Gaelach
When: Saturday May 28th 8pm
Where: Merrion Square Park, Merrion Square East, Dublin, Ireland
Admission: €12.50-€15
A unique drag experience that will be take place fully as Ghaeilge, a true celebration of Irish language and Queer culture, the event will play host to names such as Poet Eoin McEvoy ,Maiden Voyage and many more household names.
Bewley’s Café theatre the twenty club
When: Saturday 27th May 2pm
Where: Bewley’s Cafe Theatre 78-79 Grafton Street D02 K033 Dublin 2 Ireland
Admission: €15
Put your detective hat on and transport back to 1940’s Ireland for a night of mystique, this fast-paced female led piece is perfect for those who want a thrilling Saturday activity.

Ennis Comedy Club
When: 26th May 9:30pm
Where: Copper Jug Courtview Ennis Clare
Admission: €15
A night of laughs and giggles provided by local up and coming comics provided by pop up productions who want to spread love and laughs throughout the country. 

Celtic Tales Galway
When: 25th May
Where: The Crane Bar 2 Sea Rd Galway Ireland
Admission: €15
A night of storytelling in Galway, where old Celtic tales from Ireland and Scotland will be told followed by a free trad music session.

Sundays in Spring Carlingford
When: 28th May
Where: Carlingford Heritage Centre, Carlingford
Admission: €15
Sundays in Spring Carlingford heritage centre offers a spectacular line-up on Sunday 28th of May for the final day of their four-week series.

Belfast Spring Continental Market
When: 27th May
Where: Belfast City Hall
Admission: Free
Annual international market showcasing cuisine, crafts and much more for people of all ages. Take in the bank holiday sun with a German curry bratwurst or some Italian Gelato!

Armagh City Fair
When: 27th Map 10:30am-4:30pm
Where: Market Place Theatre Armagh
Admission: Free
Armagh Craft Fair will be running for its 11th year, the fair situated at Market place theatre has become hugely successful for its superb musical acts and range of activities available for all walks of life.

An Ancient Land, Limerick City
When: 26-28TH May
Where: The Hunt Museum, Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City
Admission: Free
Come have a glance at LSAD Student James Wellwood’s unique works of nature with some friends at the Hunt Café

Arigna Mines Roscommon
When:26th-28th May
Where: Derreenavoggy, Arigna, Co. Roscommon, N41 YP78
Admission: €13 Adult, €7 Child
Argina mining experience Argina Roscommon where you can explore Irelands hidden underground heartlands in a guided tour.

Energy of Light Derry
When: 27th May 4pm
Where: Millenium Forum Derry City
Admission: £3
Get your groove on at Millennium forum at the kids disco, perfect for young families where parents and kids can show off their moves.

Tomnafinnoge Woods
When:26th-28th May
Where: Hillbrook, Co. Wicklow
Admission: Free
Unwind this weekend by taking the Hazel trail through one of Irelands last remaining ancient woodlands.

Monster Making Machine Mayo
When: 27th May
Where: Shrule Community Centre Main St Shrule Ireland
Admission: €8
Intimate 2D puppet performance where kids can get hands on and make their own characters for the final show, where kids can admire their work in a fun packed show.

DerryGlad Folk Museum Westmeath
When: 26th-28th May
Where: Derryglad, Curraghboy, Co. Roscommon, N37 X6X8

Admission: €8 Adult, €4 Child
Delve into Irish folklife with a guided tour of over 7500 objects celebrating our rural ways of life, explore our old shops, homes and farming methods and home with a story or two to tell.
Acres lake boardwalk
When: 26th-28 May
Where: Acres Lake, Drumshanbo, Leitrim Village, Co. Leitrim
Admission: Free
Why not take in the peaceful nature of Acres Lake and enjoy the idyllic Leitrim countryside.
Muckross Garden Park
When: 26th-28th May
Where: Carrigafreaghane, Co. Kerry
Admission: Free
Take in the picturesque views of Muckross abbey where some of Irelands most famed poets are laid to rest and have a dander through its surrounding gardens.

Fastnet Fil Festival
When: 24th – 28th May
Where:  Schull Main Street Schull Ireland
Admission: Free
Calling all film buffs to Schull this weekend for a weekend of short screenings of some fantastic independent films followed by a film themed quiz at the Schull harbour hotel.

Ballinakill outdoor swimming pool
When: 26th-28th May
Where Ballinakill, Co. Laois
Admission: €4
Enjoy some splash time with friends and family at Ballinakill outdoor swimming pool!