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Leinster
 
Dublin
1. What: Walking Tour of Howth
When: Sunday 24th November at 11:15am
Admission: Free
This free walking tour lets you experience Howth through the eyes of a local while strolling through this historic and picturesque fishing village. Along the way you’ll discover more about the history of the area, learn the local myths and legends and even meet Howth’s huge variety of seabirds and famous resident seal colony.  To join this fancy ramble, book your free ticket at the link below and meet at Howth Dart Station on Sunday 24th November at 11:15.
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/free-walking-tour-howth-sunday-tickets-55020715441?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
2. What: Become a Yoga Teacher, Dublin
When: Saturday 23rd November at 14:00-15:30pm
Where: The elbowroom, 32 Brunswick Street North, Stoneybatter, D07 A070 Dublin
Admission: Free
Ever dreamt of teaching yoga for a living? Experienced yoga practitioner and lead teacher, Bev Porrino, will be holding a free class and Q & A to demonstrate her teaching style, yoga studio and answer any and all questions aspiring yoga teachers might have! This free 1 and half hour session will take place on Saturday, 23rd November, and will include a practice, so please bring your gear.
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/become-a-yoga-teacher-open-day-tickets-74974248997?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
3. Kildare
What: Bricfeasta as Gaeilge, Kildare
When: Saturday 23rd of November. 11:00-12:30pm
Where: Aroma Mocha Café, Moat Mall, 5 The, N Main St, Naas, Co. Kildare
Admission: Free
Are you passionate about the Irish language and looking to meet other gaeilgeoirs? On Saturday 23rd November from 11 am to 12:30 pm join our free ‘Bricfeasta as Gaeilge’ at the Aroma Mocha Café in Moat Mall. Come along, meet new people and share a cupla focail!
https://www.facebook.com/events/596277280819077/?event_time_id=596277444152394
 
4. Wexford
What: The Wexford Winterland Festival
When: Saturday 23rd November at 16:00pm
Where: Through Main Street, Wexford Town
Admission: Free
On Saturday 23rd November at 4 pm, the Wexford Winterland Festival will launch with the spectacular Winterland Parade! Brought to you by Wexford Retailers, this colourful procession of energy, excitement and music, will wind its way through the streets of Wexford and end with the switching on of Wexford’s Christmas lights.
https://wexfordwinterland.com/event/wexford-winterland-parade/
5. Wicklow
What: Irish Coffee Throwdown, Wicklow
When: Sunday, 24th November at 18:00-
Where: Copper & Straw, 70 Main Street, A98 P3F6 Bray
Admission: Free
Copper & Straw and D.W.D. Whiskey are delighted to announce a free Irish Coffee Throwdown on Sunday, 24th November, in aid of Living Life Counselling in Bray. This Throwdown will raise money for this wonderful charity by showcasing the fusion of coffee and whiskey and doors will open at 6 pm. There'll be beer, pizza and maybe even a little whiskey tipple on the night!
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-coffee-throwdown-tickets-75125240617
 
6. Offaly
What: Lough Boora Discovery Park
Where: Boora, Leabeg, Tullamore, Offaly
Admission: Free
Once a commercial bog where peat was harvested to heat homes across the country, Lough Boora Discovery Park is now home to countless species of birds and wildlife, fish-filled lakes, a magical fairy avenue and a powerful permanent exhibition of huge outdoor sculptures. Explore it on foot or by bike! Free to enter, the Visitor Centre opens daily from 10 am to 6 pm and parking costs €2.
https://www.loughboora.com
 
Munster
 
Cork
7. What: Quiet Lights Festival: The Chapel Sessions, Cork
When: Saturday, 23rd November at 15:00-19:00pm
Where: The Chapel, Griffith College, Wellington Road, Cork
Admission: €10
On Saturday, 23rd November, between 3 pm and 7 pm, Quiet Lights will assemble some of Ireland’s most exciting artists to bring together folk music, experimental sound art and pure originality to the atmospheric surrounds of The Chapel in Griffith College. Featuring announced artists and surprise guests, The Chapel Sessions will be an all-day event. Admission is €10.
https://www.quietlights.net/the-chapel-sessions
 
8. What: Cork Baking and Chocolate Weekend
When: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November
Where: Cork International Hotel, Cork Airport Business Park, Cork T12 H516
Admission: €5
For one weekend from 22nd to the 24th November, world-renowned chocolatiers and bakers from across Ireland and abroad will flock to Cork to showcase their powerful love for all things sweet.  A large marquee will host chocolate, baking and cookery demonstrations throughout the weekend, while visitors can also indulge in 30 minute tasting sessions in our mini tasting rooms and a children’s zone will provide energy and entertainment for the younger guests and budding bakers. The event will take place at Cork International Hotel and admission is €5.
https://www.corkbakingandchocolate.com
9. Clare
What: Birds of Prey, Clare
Where: The Bird of Prey Centre at the Aillwee Caves, Clare
Admission: Adults: €10, €8 online. Kids: €8, €6 online
The Bird of Prey Centre at Aillwee Cave, County Clare, is home to birds from all around the globe as well as rare and endangered species including falcons, hawks, owls, eagles, vultures and each enclosure offers an opportunity to see, hear, and interact with these majestic creatures and learn about the ancient sport of falconry. The centre is open all weekend from 10 am to 4 pm and discount admission prices are available online.
https://www.aillweecave.ie/birds-of-prey
10. Kerry
What:
Swap Shop Social, Kerry
When: Sunday 24th November, 15:00-17:00pm
Where: Social 15, 15/16 Main Street, V93 P46Y Killarney
Admission: €5
One of the biggest sources of waste in modern society is fashion. It takes resources and energy to produce every item of clothing and swapping extends the life cycle of clothes! By swapping clothes as a community we can achieve a changing wardrobe, have the flexibility to try out new styles, lower consumption, support sustainable practices, and save money. On Sunday, 24th November, from 3 pm to 5 pm at Social 15, Main Street, Kerry there will be a Swap Shop Social.
€5 admission and bring along 5 items of clothing … then swap till you drop and go home with an all new wardrobe.
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/swap-shop-social-tickets-71076554889
 
11. Limerick
What: Home Alone Screening, Limerick
When: Sunday 24th November at 15:00pm
Where: University Concert Hall, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick
Admission: €7.50. Concession €6 and €5
On Sunday, 24th of November, at 3 pm don’t miss your chance to see this 1990 Christmas classic on the big screen at University Concert Hall, Limerick! Written by the legendary John Hughes, this comedy gem tells the story of Kevin McAllister’s (Macaulay Culkin) hilarious efforts to protect his parentless home from two bungling burglars. This film is the perfect way to get in the festive spirit!
https://www.uch.ie/event/home-alone/
 
12. Waterford
What: Waterford Walls Art Trail
When: Saturday 23rd November at 10:30-12:30pm
Where: Meet Waterford Walls HQ, 5 Great George's St, Waterford X91 VP20
Admission: €10
On Saturday, the 23rd  November, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm take part in a unique and energetic tour of Waterford City with a difference! Admission is €10 and our experienced guides will take you on a two-hour walking tour of Ireland’s oldest (and most colourful) street art!
https://waterfordwalls.ie/art-trail-3/
 
13.Tipperary
What: Christmas Farmers Market, Tipperary
When: Saturday 23rd November at 9:30-12:30
Where: Thurles Farmers Market, Thurles Greyhound Stadium, Tipperary
Admission: Free
Get in the festive season on Saturday, 23rd November, with the free Thurles Christmas Farmer’s Market at Thurles Greyhound Stadium. Browse the stalls, soak up the atmosphere and fill your Saturday with some festive energy!
https://www.facebook.com/events/456367848332148/
 
Connaught
 
14.Mayo
What: Achill Experience; Aquarium and Visitor Centre
Where: Crumpaun, Keel East, Achill, Co. Mayo
Admission: Adults: €6.50 Kids: €4.50 Under 2’s go free.
Open all weekend, the Achill Experience helps visitors explore and learn more about many the different species of sea creatures from around the waters of Achill Island and from the World beyond. As Mayo’s only Aquarium, the Achill Experience captures many aspects of Island life both present and past.  
https://achillexperience.ie
 
15.Sligo
What: Leave No Trace Awareness Course, Sligo
When: Saturday 23rd November 10:00am-16:00pm
Where: Kilglass House and Woodland, Enniscrone
Admission: Free
An important part of outdoor exploration and adventure is having minimal impact on the environment in the process. It is in your power to do this. To find out more, there will be a free Leave No Trace Awareness Course in Kilglass House on Saturday 23rd November from 10 am to 4 pm. This one day course, packed with very short classroom discussions, outdoor lectures and outdoor activities, is designed for individuals who are interested in learning more about Leave No Trace Ireland outdoor ethics and for those who will be delivering Leave No Trace Ireland Awareness workshops.
https://www.facebook.com/events/533922900740638/
 
Galway
16. What: Open Mic Night, Galway
When: Sunday 24th November at 20:30pm
Where: Róisín Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway.
Admission: Free
There’s a unique energy that comes from discovering a great new musical talent! On Sunday 24th November, the Róisín Dubh Open Mic Night will kick off at 8.30 pm and all are welcome. If you’d like to perform just sign up at 9 pm in the beer garden or if you’d rather sit back and relax then find a comfortable spot and help create a great, encouraging atmosphere. Everyone is given attention, support and a chance to do their thing! A house guitar is provided for all.
https://www.roisindubh.net/gig-details.html?listingID=9651
 
17. What: Galway Speedfriending Festival
When: Saturday, 23rd November at 14:00-16:00pm
Where: Electric Garden & Theatre, 36 Upper Abbeygate St, Galway
Admission: €4 when booked online. €6 at the door.
Make friends fast or fast friends at the Galway Speedfriending festival at the Electric Garden & Theatre on Saturday 23rd November from 2 pm to 4 pm. Expect to meet lots of great people from many different countries and enjoy delicious food and a full bar. Each table will have a different MC to help run the event and ensure you get to know as many people as possible! This event is strictly over 18s.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1380471552111638/
 
Ulster
 
18.Antrim
What: Discover Ways to Reduce your Waste, Antrim
When: Saturday 23rd November at 10:30-14:30pm
Where: Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House
Admission: Free
Come along to our free Waste Reduction Event on Saturday, 23rd November, at Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House to connect with like-minded eco-conscious folk and find out more about waste reduction and sustainability.
https://antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/events/2019-(1)/november/discover-ways-to-reduce-your-waste/
 
19.Down
What: Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam, Down
When: Sat, 23 November 2019 13:00 – 17:00pm
Where: School of Maths and Physics Teaching Centre Queens University,7-9 College Park E, Belfast
Admission: Free
Raspberry Jam is a free event for kids and adults of all ages to come together and learn a bit more about the Raspberry Pi computer system and coding/electronics in general. Try out computer programming, hack some electronics or just generally have some fun inventing. All equipment is provided and we have activities for ages 6-106!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/northern-ireland-raspberry-jam-12781086687
 
20.Derry
What: Derry Christmas Lights Switch-On
When: Sunday the 24th of November 14:00-18:00
Admission: Free
Mark the start of the festive season in Derry on Sunday, 24th of November, with the Derry Christmas Lights Switch-On from 2 pm to 6 pm.  Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon of free Christmas themed activities and entertainment, live music, a chance to see Santa and of course the big countdown to lighting up the city centre. Plus don't forget to call into the Guildhall Artisan Food & Craft Fair to pick up unique handmade gifts and delicious festive treats! Open until 7pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/989004234781259/
 
 
21.Donegal
What: Parkour in Bundoran
When: Sunday 24th of November. Two sessions; one at 3-3:45pm, the second at 4-4:45pm
Where: TBC. Location will be given on page on day.
Admission: €10
Get energised and jump into some confidence boosting, muscle strengthening, motor control refining parkour in Bundoran on Sunday, 24th November! JumpNI will be running a one-off session to gauge interest levels for a weekly course and teaching how to crawl, head stand/handstand and use your own body weight for a functional, fun training method that you can take and do anywhere. Sessions start at 3:45 pm and 4:45 pm and admission is €10.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1292498607597017/?active_tab=discussion
 
 
 
 
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