Energia Map 8th-9th August
Retro Drive-In Movies @Leapordstown
When: Saturday 8th & 9th August
Watch your favourite movies from the comfort of your car. Listen to the movie in your car on your FM Radio! Drive-in Movies are on everyone's Bucket List! Arrive in your car. Scan your tickets through your car window. Watch the movie in your car and exit in your car. You don't even need to leave your car! There will be no food trailers on site due to current government restrictions. All movies are shown in HD with the sound broadcast to your car radio on Retro Drive-in's Radio Station! Watch The Greatest Showman/ The Young Offenders or Black 47
Admission: Average €8pp/ €32 per car
Monumental Music Tours
When: Saturday 8th August, 14.30 - 16.00
It’s called the Monumental Music Tour because each stop is an important monument and the story is accompanied by a song about it.
Perfect for anyone interested in Irish music and history, the guides will perform folk songs relating to the iconic Dublin landmarks like the G.P.O. Daniel O'Connell, Molly Malone and many more.
Love songs, rebel songs, pub songs and even some poetry along with a wide variety of instruments will keep everyone engrossed and entertained.
The tour begins at the famous Molly Malone statue, it’s a lively 90 minutes full of songs and stories.
It’s only about 1 km walking distance around Dublin city centre so it’s suitable for all ages and a great family activity.
‘Assemble’ Exhibition by Atelier Maser
When: Saturday 8th August, 12.00pm - 18.00
Assemble is the first ever group exhibition presented by Atelier Maser and will bring together seven of the leading names in Contemporary Irish Art - Leah Hewson, Deirdre Breen, Jane Fogarty, Helen Steele, Lola Donoghue, Alice Fitzgerald and Aoife Scott.
The exhibition will showcase new work by all seven artists, with the ambition to present an engaging and accurate snapshot of contemporary art today. Representing a wide variety of disciplines including painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, the exhibition will be ambitious in nature and will celebrate Irish artists at varying stages of their careers.
Individually, the artists are at the forefront of their creative practices and are making waves in the creative industry.
Visitors can expect an immersive exhibition bursting with colour, form and collaboration.
Admission: Free, but registration is required
Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Gaol Walking Tour
Saturday August 8th, 15.00
The walk from Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham is steeped in Dublin’s rich historical, political and cultural landscape. Starting in Richmond Barracks, where the signatories of the Proclamation were held and court-martialled before being taken to Kilmainham Gaol.
Airfield Estate - Online
Sunday August 9th, 10am - 11am
A perfect Sunday morning for any Master chefs in the making! Help your little ones create tasty treats and learn about new flavours, all from the comfort of your own home! The session is fully guided and a list of ingredients and equipment required are provided beforehand.
On the menu will be some strawberry muffins and a savory snack.
Wild Atlantic Festival
When: Saturday August 8th, all day
Enjoy live music and dancing on the final day of this family friendly festival that celebrates all that is unique about the town and Ardara and its place on the Wild Atlantic Way.
SEEK Urban Art Festival, Dundalk, Co Louth
When: Saturday August 8th - 9th
SEEK is a contemporary urban art festival based in Dundalk. By inviting some of the best outdoor muralists and urban artists, it is SEEK's aim to celebrate Dundalk's history and heritage, using the town as a blank canvas.
In it's second year, the festival is focused on promoting Dundalk as a vibrant hub for creativity. SEEK 2020 will highlight the important influence art can have in the public domain, its role as a catalyst for change, reinvigorating and refreshing town centre spaces. The themes behind the artwork are instrumental in telling Dundalk's story and connecting people to it's past, with an eye on the future.Guided walking tours will run daily throughout the festival. Guides will explore the themes behind each artwork from SEEK 2019-2020, and their relevance to Dundalk.
When: Saturday 8th August, 10am
Bring your yoga mat down to Salthill Park at 10am on Saturday to start your weekend with some yoga beside the ocean.
All levels of expertise are welcome at the class, just bring your mat and bottle of water and you’re ready to go.
The Potato Market
Craft and Gardening Market
The Limerick Milk Market have announced a new Market at the Potato Market in response to Covid restrictions and physical distancing. Some of the Craft and Gardening Stalls you know and love will commence trading in the large open space at the Potato Market over the summer starting this Saturday. Come by to see some locally produced crafts in a safe, outdoor environment. There is something for everyone with stalls selling flowers and plants, delicious food and a variety of unique crafts.
Rose Inn Street
2 Hour Walking Tour of the streets of Kilkenny
This two hour walking tour of Kilkenny is the perfect opportunity to get some insider information on the beautiful city from your local tour guide. The tour will give you an in depth look at the history of Kilkenny, while exploring the many features of the city that make it unique and memorable.
Tours are offered in a number of languages and can be tailored to your groups interests.
Wells House and Gardens
Visit the beautiful, historic grounds of the Wells House and Gardens. Reopened for the 2020 summer season, it is the perfect day out for all the family. An star attraction in Ireland's Ancient East, Wells House and Gardens offers a chance to explore the house Victorian heritage while also taking advantage of the many on site activities such as the playground and petting zoo.
Admission: Free, €10 car park fee
Brookfield Farm,Nenagh, Tipperary
Flower Meadows Walk and Honey Tasting
Experience a farm walk through acres of flower meadows on the shores of scenic Lough Derg, Co. Tipperary. Enjoy magnificent lake views, lovely flower meadows and crops, friendly sheep, birds and wildlife, beautiful broadleaf trees.
Brookfield Farm are specialists in bee keeping and producing beautiful products from honey and beeswax. The experience includes an in depth talk on bee keeping and the opportunity to taste the beautiful honey produced at Brookfield Farm.
Garden Talks at Lismore Castle Gardens
Enjoy an afternoon of talks in the award winning gardens of Lismore Castle. Learn from the team that maintain these prized gardens what is required to maintain this famously high standard. Talks will cover a number of topics including how the team maintain the history of the gardens while maintaining to a high modern standard.
Hazel Mountain Chocolate Tour
Meet our Hazel Mountain chocolate experts, who will show you the wonders of bean to bar chocolate. Discover how a tropical fruit is being changed into one of Europe's finest chocolates. Your 30 minute tour will take you through all the stages of our chocolate making - roasting, cracking, winnowing, stonegrinding and tempering and it will include sampling of chocolate at it's various stages & finishing with tasting of some of the best single origin chocolates.
Our tour experience is much like touring a microbrewery/winery. Participants taste their way through chocolate from cacao be to the finished product.
Visitors will come away with a great appreciation for the growing craft chocolate movement of bean to bar. A must for all chocolate lovers!
Masterapiece Painting for Children
Leck Road, Monaghan
A perfect afternoon for any budding artist. Classes go through the step by step process of painting and all materials are supplied. Parents can relax while the class is on. The focus of the session is to enjoy the process of painting and creating works of art.
Drive in Bingo
Moneygall, Barrack Obama Plaza
August 8th, 6pm
Fun for all ages is being organised by the Midlands Drive In Movies. Brining the fun of Bingo straight to your cars, using your car radio. Come along as there are great prizes to be won and everyone can get involved. Everyone will be required to stay in their cars throughout the event so it is the perfect spot of socially distant fun.
Glendeer Pet Farm,
Athlone, Co. Roscommon
Come to Glendeer Pet Farm for a fun day out for an unforgettable, interactive experience you’ll never forget. Get up close and even hold some baby animals, and everyone is given a bag of feed to give to the farms many friendly animals, including emus and goats.
Once you have visited all the animals at the farm, children can enjoy the indoor and outdoor playgrounds or go for a walk along the Fairy Trail. There is even a zip line for the bravest in the bunch. Summer is the perfect time to visit Glendeer and meet the new baby animals in the farm.
Killarney Town Trails
Walk the beautiful streets of Killarney at your own pace, with your very own personal audio guide. Download the trail map and the audio guide before you set off and then you’re ready to explore. The trail takes you through the many beautiful streets of Killarney and gives you an overview of the towns history as you walk through the centre of the town. The route is suitable for all levels of fitness and can usually be completed in 2 hours but feel free to take it at your own pace.