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Energia Map 29th-30th August  ☀️

 

Dublin

1. RTÉ Shine Concert

When: Saturday 29th of August at 8:15pm
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Enjoy concerts in a different way this Summer. RTE has gathered your favourite artists and musicians to perform to you from the Iveagh Gardens. Watch this unmissable gig from the comfort of your sitting room. Dermot Kennedy, Denise Chalia, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Villagers are some of the musicians who will be performing.
Admission: Free
 

2. Sotheby’s Irish Art Exhibition with Highlights from Sir Michael Smurfit’s Collection

When: 27th - 30th of August
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Sotheby’s are exhibiting work from their annual Irish art sale in the Royal Hibernian Academy. A variety of work from Louis Le Brocquy to Jack B. Yeats will be displayed alongside the collection of Sir Michael Smurfit.
If you're an art lover, be sure to visit this exquisite exhibition over the weekend. Sotheby’s collection will be sold shortly after it is displayed.
Admission: Free
 

3. Outdoor Yoga in Marley Park

When: 27th of August at 10am
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Find your zen at this open-air yoga session. Immerse yourself in the park surroundings during this session with Sylvia Ferguson. All levels are welcome to join and no matter the weather. An hour long mindful and relaxing yoga session at 10am is sure to set you up for the day.
Admission: €15

 
4. Family Friendly Guided Tour of the National Botanic Gardens

When: Until 30th of August
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Adventure around the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin with the family and enjoy the spectacular flowers, shrubs and trees. Come close to the squirrels and their most recent visitor, the tortoise. These guided tours are carried out by the most knowledgeable horticulturists and passionate experts.
Tour the gardens to discover something new.
Admission: Free
 

5. Virtual Dublin Marathon

When: 29th-30th of August
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Join in on the fun at the Frank Duffy Virtual Marathon as part of the KBC virtual marathon. Visit here for your tickets, but don't delay - make sure you book with enough time to receive your KBC t-shirt for that 10 mile run. A great way to tick a socially distant marathon off your list.
Admission: €12
 

6. Louth
Baltray Beach Walk & Ghost Ship

When: All year
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Walk Baltray Beach and visit the eerie Ghost Ship on your travels. This washed up shipwreck shows how powerful nature truly is. Little by little the ship erodes to become part of the sea.
Don't get too close to the spooky ship because the tide comes in fast to chase you away from the shipwreck.
Admission: Free
 

7. Cavan
Cavan Burren Park

When: All year
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Go back 340 million years to the carboniferous period in this park as you pass by megalithic tombs and marble arch caves. Pack a picnic and spend the day venturing a park full of stories from giants living there to glaciers moving. The Cavan Burren Visitor centre is a great starter point for your journey where you can fill up on the many stories before exploring any of the  in the park.
Admission: Free
 

8. Kilkenny
Elf & Fairy Village

When: All year
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Castlecomer Discovery Park homes many Irish fairies & Elves. Explore the enchanted woodlands & Tip toe around the fairy village to find a bit of magic.
The Elf & Fairy woodlands are part of a wider discovery park where there are many activities for all the family to do (these range in cost).
Admission: Free

 
9. Wicklow
Bray Head Cliff Walk

When: All year
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Trail the east coast of Ireland with the Bray Head Cliff Walk. The linear coastal path takes you from Bray to Greystones where you can enjoy many tasty treats on arrival, or you can opt for a climb to the top and enjoy the views of the Irish Sea. Either way Bray Head Cliff walk is a breath of fresh air.
Admission: Free

 
10. Wexford
Wexford Town Farmers Market in Gorey

When: 29th of August, from 9-1:30pm
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Weekly Farmers Markets in Gorey, Co. Wexford showcase fragrant foods, textiles and tasty treats. If you are looking to support your local farmer, you can pre-order fresh vegetables here.
Enjoy a safe and socially distant market from local producers and artisan manufacturers.
Admission: Free

 
11. Galway
Brigit’s Celtic Garden

When: All year
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Enjoy nature trails, fairy forts, thatched round houses and crannog on the 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. The four gardens within are inspired by the Celtic festivals -Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasa. 
Admission: Free

 
12. Galway City Museum

When: All year
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A gem of Galway exhibiting archaeology, history and sea science which stretches over 3 floors. Engage and be inspired by The Wild Atlantic, Galway & The Great War and Revolution in Galway 1913-23 works in the centre of the City.
Admission: Free
 

13. Leitrim
Portumna Castle & Gardens

When: All year
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A unique renaissance and medieval style castle built by the fourth earl of Clanricarde. Transport back to the 1600s by visiting the grounds which is located on the River Shannon and by the Portumna Forest.
Admission: 15 euro

 
14. Donegal
Wild Alpaca Way

When: All year
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Appreciate the spectacular views from the Donegal hills as these furry creatures guide you on your travels. Alpaca’s are friendly and endearing teddy bear-like animals who walk the Knockamanny bends at Malin Head three times a day. Bounce, Mojo, Chestnut and Badger are some of the alpaca’s you will meet on your visit. Book in advance via their website or Facebook.
Admission: 20 euro

 
15. Antrim
St. George's Market

When: Every Weekend
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Home to the freshest produce and a vibrant buzz. St. Georges market is one of Ireland and the UK’s oldest attractions. The Friday market (which started in 1604) hosts a variety of stalls while Saturday is full of foods, craft and garden and Sunday - food, crafts and antique. All in this Victorian building with a backdrop of live music.
Admission: Free
 

16. Elements Exhibition in Ulster Museum

When: Until December 2020
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Learn all about the elements in this immersive exhibition in Ulster Museum. Humans, stars, viruses are all made up of atoms.  Plug in your headphones and listen to the National Museum NI’s podcast to discover more.
Admission: Free
 

17. Down
North Down Museum

When: All year
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Northern Ireland's most visited small museum located in the centre of Bangor. Displays replicate Bangor Abbey which was controlled by the Monks in Christian Ireland before the Vikings took over. Enjoy an engaging, family-friendly experience.
Admission: Free

 
18.  Limerick
Lough Gur Heritage & Family Centre

When: All year
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Lough Gur dates back 6000 years ago to Neolithic times. The heritage centre homes  all the information you need to explore the trails, solstice park and fairy gardens. Look out for the 22 native tree and woodland species as you ponder around with the Lough Gur map.
Admission: 7 euro
 

19. Waterford
Waterford Walls International Street Art

When: Until Friday 28th
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Friday the 28th is the last day of the Waterford Walls International Street Art festival. See how Irish Artists from across the country and on the International art scene helped to enchant walls in the city over the past 46 days of painting.
Admission: Free
 

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