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Energia Free-kend Map 22nd-23rd August ☀️

 

Dublin

1. Dublin City Record Fair

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When: 23rd August
The Dublin City Record Fair is taking place in the Generator Hostel in Smithfield this coming Sunday.
With 6 traders, in the wonderful conservatory this is an event you shouldn’t miss! The perfect way to spend a Sunday morning and browse classic EPs, singles and CDs.  Ensure you bring your mask and adhere to the government guidelines when entering the venue.
Admission: Free
 

2. Naked Qigong on White Rock Beach

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When: 23rd August, 10:00-11:00
Qigong is a centuries-old system of coordinated body posture and movement. The Irish Naturist Association offers this event as part of their work to promote body acceptance, positive ageing and both mental and physical health, through; qigong, yoga and swimming. They accept people of all shapes and sizes and promise to never cancel events on account of poor weather!
Admission: Free
 

3. Rascal Comedy Live Stand Up Chat Show

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When: 23rd August @ 19;30
Jack McKenna will be taking to the stage to interview and chat with some of the next generation in Irish comedy talent, in a mix between regular stand-up meets the rose of Tralee.
Admission: €7.25
 

4. Navan, Co. Meath
‘You are made of stardust’ Exhibition

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When: 22nd August (continues until the 28th) Saturday times 11am -4pm
The solstice gallery welcomes New-York based Irish artist George Bolster. The exhibition showcases new and unseen work, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and what a leap it was for man-kind. Face masks are required to enter the gallery and be sure to follow the distancing and safety measures that are in place.
Admission: Free

 
5. Bantra, Co. Sligo
Sligo Sangha Forest bathing

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When: 23rd August
Mindfulness Ireland have organised a socially distant guided walking tour through Longford Demesne Wood in Beltra, Co. Sligo. Though admission is free, numbers for this mindfulness event are limited!
Admission: Free
 

Cork

6. Alfi Performance in Camus Farm

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When: 22nd August, 19:00-22:00
Alfi are a multi-award-winning music trio. Their unique music is composed by a combination of Irish and Appalachian music which produces some truly beautiful work. The Dublin-based trio have performed at a number of festivals and plan on releasing their debut album later this year. They will be performing in Camus Farm in rural Cork, just 6km from Clonakilty.
Admission: Free
 

7. Summer Wedding Showcase 2020 at Kinsale Hotel & Spa

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When: 23rd of August 12pm-5pm
The Kinsale Hotel & Spa will host their wedding showcase this coming Sunday. This event gives those looking to tie the knot a chance to contemplate their dream wedding. They offer expert advice on-hand and will be showcasing; the beautiful Rathmore Banqueting Suite, their exquisite guest rooms as well as their newly renovated bar & restaurant. This event takes place through Facebook live and will also be welcoming couples at the hotel. Social distancing measures are in place and staff have been trained in safety measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Admission: Free
 

8. Masters of Tradition Festival

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When: 22nd / 23rd of August at 20:00
Artistic Director Martin Hayes, the renowned fiddler from County Clare, will be joined by a stellar line-up of traditional Irish musicians. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, these events will be featured online.  But who says you can’t turn up the surround sound and have a trad session from home? Online booking closes 24 hours before the start of the event.
Admission: €10
 
 

9. Tuam, Co. Galway
Centenary commemoration of the Connaught Rangers mutiny

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When: 23rd August, 16:00-19:00
As part of National Heritage week, the Storehouse will be transformed into a museum to commemorate the mutiny of the Connaught Rangers in North India  in 1920. From 4pm to 6pm, visitors will see how the soldiers lived and get to meet representatives from the new Connaught Rangers Association. At 6pm, those who have booked in advance will be treated to a talk by local historian, Damien Quinn.
Admission: Free
 

10. Co. Kerry
Wild Food Foraging and Cooking

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When: 23rd August, 14:00-16:00
Have you ever wanted to learn how to recognise, forage and cook wild food for yourself? Darach ó Murchú will be wild foraging and cooking in a live demonstration at Bunanear estuary from 14:00 to 16:00. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks.
Admission: Free
 

11. Co. Wexford
Wexford Lavender farm

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When: Anytime, opening hours 10:30am - 5pm
Enjoy the country air with a walk through lavender fields and woodlands. Lavender supposedly helps to reduce stress and lets be honest, we could all use that. Walks range from 2-7km and are pet friendly, so feel free to bring the pooch (as long as you clean up after them). There’s also a fairy walk where you or the kids might catch a glimpse of the little folk wandering about.
Admission: Free (small parking fee)
 

12. Oldcastle, Co. Meath
Hand-craft Exhibition

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When: 22nd August, 10:00-17:00
The Kraft Kaffee sewing group have arranged an exhibition to share the story of how handcrafts have evolved throughout the years. They will proudly showcase examples of beautiful lacework, knitwear, patchwork and embroidery at the Kraft Kaffee and Kreative Sewing Shop on Millbrook Road, Oldcastle.
Admission: Free
 

13. Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
Guided walking tour of Newcastle West

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When: 22nd August- 23rd August, 14:00-15:00
On this hour-long guided tourof Newcastle West, you will hear stories about the prominence of the town, the knights’ temple, how the town developed around the castle built by the Fitzgerald’s and other fascinating tales. Social distancing will be strictly enforced, pre-booking and masks will be essential and outdoor mask use is very much encouraged to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all involved.
Admission: €10
 

14. Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
Kilkenny Famine Experience

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When: August 22nd, August 23rd, 12:30-16:00
Accompanied by an audio guide, hear heart-breaking and powerful tales of the human experiences taken from local newspaper articles and other historic sources. Learn about the experiences of both the Workhouse inmates and the staff. Pay respects to the victims at the Famine Memorial Garden. This powerful tour is sure to move you and to help you better understand one of Ireland's darkest periods in history.
Admission: Free
 

15. Online, Nationwide
EPIC stay-at-home library

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When: Anytime
Initially curated for the older people Irish people cocooning, this stay-at-home library brings a range of provocative Irish content to life for people-- all from the comfort of their homes. The library, accessed via their website, hosts a variety of content from podcasts to poetry to sport.
Admission: Free
 

16.  Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
Glencar Waterfall

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When: Anytime
In a secluded wooded area just outside of Leitrim, this waterfall served as the inspiration for WB Yeats. Though always beautiful, it is particularly so after rainfall (if only that could be said for the rest of Ireland!). An onsite car park, playground, picnic area and toilets make it an ideal place to visit for a care-free day trip you’re sure to remember.
Admission: Free
 

17. Kilkenny city, Co. Kilkenny
National Design and Craft Gallery

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When: Until 20th October, open Saturdays (10-17:00) & Sundays (11-17:00)
This event is an external exhibition which features stunning sculptural works in heritage gardens throughout Kilkenny city. In a time where we might feel disconnected and isolated  ‘connected’ invites us to reconnect with culture outside of a museum setting. Starting in the courtyard of Castle Yard, the exhibition trail leads you through Kilkenny’s key cultural and historic sites.
Admission: Free
 

18. Tralee, Co. Kerry
Rose of Tralee Living history walking tour

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When: 22nd August, 23rd August, 15:00
A one-hour walking tour where you will be regaled with the real-life story of William and Mary, ‘the rose of Tralee’. The walk-and-talk tour will be led by a local historian and performer, excited to share with you this incredible love story.
Admission: Free
 

19. Carlingford, Co. Louth
Carlingford Heritage Centre

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When: 22nd August-23rd August (events all week)
As part of Heritage Week, Carlingford heritage Centre will be hosting a number of events, all operating in line with COVID-19 safety protocols. Carlingford Castle will open for free tours at 11am and 3pm daily. Meeting at the Station house for tours of the town, this tour will be an extension of the tour of the castle. Due to restricted numbers and popular demand, booking is highly recommended. Please check out their website to see the range of other free events taking place before the weekend.
Admission: Free

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