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💖 Energia Map 14th -16th February ðŸ’–

 

1.Dublin

Puppy Love - The Dogs Trust
When: 15th February
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/puppy-love-2020-tickets-90630681809
The annual Valentines themed education event is taking place in the Dogs Trust rehoming centre on Saturday the 15th of February. Attendees of the event will be offered a behind the scenes tour of the amazing rehoming facility where they will be shown how thousands of dogs began their journey in finding their perfect match The ‘Shakespaw in Love’ is a dramatic play that will be shown, where you can expect costumes, scripts and a wonderful cast to showcase this play.
Admission: €5
 
The Recovery Project - The Fumbally Stables
When: 15th February
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-recovery-project-registration-90676370465?aff=ebdshpfsecondarybucket
The first recovery project is happening on the 15th of february in the wonderful space of The Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8. As the beginning of the year can be a challenging time for a lot of people, the recovery project aims to help people get through this tough time of the year. With complimentary massage, energy healing, meditation and other wellness projects there is something for everyone. With a fantastic team at hand offering their expertise, this is an event that will benefit all.
Admission: Free
 
The National Gallery
When: 15th February           
https://www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/apollo-project-my-perspective-henri-cartier-bresson
The National Gallery has constant free tours to suit all ages, all year round. If you’re looking to educate yourself in art, get down and view the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson. With A Legacy of Photographs, this free talk is aimed at a younger cohort where you can connect with artists, designers, makers and creatives.
Admission: Free
 
The National Botanic Gardens
Valentines Day Tour: Blooming Romance
14th & 15th February
An alternative way to spend a Valentine's Day, is to excite the senses with a walk around the gorgeous National Botanic Gardens with your loved one. On this guided tour you will discover the pagan roots of the day, Ancient Greek tales of metamorphoses, and the love lives of birds. The perfect way to spend your Valentine’s weekend, amongst beautiful gardens.
Admission: €5
 

2. Clare


8th Annual Concertina Cruinniú
When: 14th-16th February
https://concertinacruinniu.ie/
Miltown Malbay hosts a Concertina Cruinniú each year. The Cruinniú provides a weekend festival of concertina classes, lectures, concerts and recitals. There are Junior and Adult sessions in the afternoons and free music sessions in the pubs at nighttime.
All the tutors are well known musicians and Noel Hill is the Master Tutor. A great weekend is guaranteed! The concertina classes are held in the new Community Centre, Church St, Miltown Malbay, and the lectures, recitals and concerts are held in various pubs around the town.
Admission: Free
 

3. Wicklow


Bray Comedy Festival
When: 12th-16th of February
http://www.braycomedyfest.ie/index.html
What started with a few gags in The Harbour Bar, has spread its wings beyond its birthplace,  and returns for another from Feb 12 – 16,  2020.
Bray Comedy Festival gets bigger and funnier every year with more of the best comedy acts bringing belly laughs and banter to Bray.   Join us to laugh out loud with Ireland’s best known jokers and the crème de la crème of new Irish funny talent.
Admission: Varies
 

4. Kilkenny 


Snowdrop Month at Shankill Castle
When: 1st Feb-1st March
https://shankillcastle.com/snowdropmonth-2020/
As part of the Carlow Snowdrop Festival, the grounds at Shankill Castle will be open every weekend in February. Visitors are welcome to explore the garden and woodland, and enjoy the first signs of spring with snowdrops, hellebores and other early spring plants.
Admission: €5
 

5. Mayo


Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park
When: All year round
https://www.wildnephinnationalpark.ie/visit-us/visitor-centre/
Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park is situated in county Mayo and has some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Mayo and Achill. It opened its doors in 2009 and has welcomed visitors from all over the world. The Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park Visitors Centre houses an interactive exhibition, experienced guides and access to the very doable 2km trail.
Admission: Free
 

6. Belfast


Northern Ireland Science Festival
When: 13th-23rd February
https://www.nisciencefestival.com/
With over 200 events across over 90 venues, the NI Science Festival returns for its sixth year, offering a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Join NI Science Festival as they celebrate the science of you, the universe and everything in between. These events present some of the best scientists from NI and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold. During the day, the festival offers a range of workshops, talks and interactive activities for young people, parents and schools. In the evening there will be an eclectic mix of scientific debate, talks, theatres, comedy, music and film for adults.
Admission: Varies (mostly free)
 

7. Cork


Bere Island Park Run
When: 15th February
https://www.parkrun.ie/bereisland/
The views across Bantry Bay are spectacular, and the event is suitable for all abilities: walk, jog or run and test yourself against your best time … It’s up to you! The event takes place at the GAA club Rerrin village, Bere Island, Beara, Co. Cork, and it’s free to enter. To collect your time, you’ll need to be a registered parkrunner, and bring your barcode. You can register online here. Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Bakehouse cafe, Rerrin village, on the island – please come and join us!
Admission: Free
 

8. Limerick


Milk Market 
When: 15th February
http://www.milkmarketlimerick.ie/
With almost 50 stalls and over 20 shops, the famous Milk Market is the perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday. Visitors can relax , enjoy and observe the activities from the mezzanine floor which overlooks the now weatherproof market, so you can now enjoy even when the irish weather turns. You can taste local produce and support the farmers, makers and creators from the locality and Ireland.
Admission: Free
 

9. Laois


Glenlahan River Valley Walk
When: 16th February

https://slievebloom.ie/events/slieve-bloom-walks
Guided walks take place in different locations around the Slieve Bloom each Sunday. Only an hour and a bit from Dublin and Limerick and two hours from Cork and Galway the Slieve Bloom are easily accessible from all corners of Ireland. Hike the Irish wilderness, Horse ride off the beaten track, Mountain bike Ireland’s most challenging routes, Golf the scenic countryside or Fish for your supper… dive into the sections below to see what a diverse range of activities & attractions the Slieve Bloom region has to offer.
Admission: €5
 

10. Kildare


Wallaby Woods Donadea
When: Ongoing weekends
https://wallabywoods.ie/
It is a family run Open Farm set in 16 acres of woodland incorporating a number of water features. With 35 species to see and lots of activities on offer, it is a wonderful experience for all ages. Explore all of our nature trails, discover lots of different exotic animals and learn about each animal and their habitat. Activities include: Challenging Assault Course, Zip line, Playgrounds, Climbing frame, Football area, Fairy cottage and an Outdoor aquarium.
Admission: €6

11. Wexford


Magical Journey - Wexford Arts Centre
When: 16th February
https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873610703/events/128247809
Wexford storyteller Joe Brennan will dip into his collection of traditional stories to bring the audience on ‘Magical Journeys’. Each performance is unique as he invites his audience on a journey that will excite, surprise, inspire, challenge, cause the odd fright even and many laughs. Joe’s gift as a storyteller, from many years sharing stories across the globe, is to respond to his audience, to lead them gently on the journey and to ensure they come out the other end feeling all is right in the world.’
Admission: €7.50
 

12. Waterford


The Waterford Walls
When: All year round

https://www.waterfordwalls.ie/art-trail-3/
Waterford Walls offer Guided Art Trails all year round that take you on a two-hour walking tour of Ireland’s oldest (and most colourful!) street art city, showcasing some of the festival highlights from the past 4 years. The tour not only showcases artwork from some of the world’s top street artists, but also gives you a unique view of the city, taking you off the beaten track to experience the real Waterford and what it has to offer.
Admission: €10.00 per adult and €6.00 per under 16’s.
 

13.  Offaly


Lough Boora Cycle
When: All year round
https://www.loughboora.com/things-to-do/cycling/
The Lough Boora Cycle is a relatively easy cycle for the whole family to enjoy. This route follows a network of traffic-free tracks and through the 2,000-hectare park that is home to a sculpture park and five sign-posted trails. Make sure you look up the weather before you embark on this trail. If you don’t have a bike you can rent them in the park.
Admission: Free
 

14. Kerry


Comórtas 2020, Dingle
When: 14th-16th February

http://paidiose.com/football-festival/
GAA clubs from Orange County in California, Edinburgh, London and 14 counties across the four provinces of Ireland will take part in the 31st edition of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé 2020, with 36 adult men’s and ladies club teams descending on the rugged Dingle Peninsula from 21st to 23rd February. The festival, founded by Kerry iconic footballer Páidi Ó Sé, has attracted over 16,000 club players over 31 years and has grown into a major international GAA event. This is followed by live music and events in Páidi Ó Sé’s pub each evening.
Admission: Free
 

15. Galway


Brigit’s Garden
When: All year round
http://www.brigitsgarden.ie/
Brigit’s Garden, a not-for-profit organisation, is located between Moycullen and Oughterard. Its gardens and woodland trails provide the perfect place for kids to run, explore and connect with nature. A natural playground with sandpit, pond, basket swings, a climbing frame and a slide will entertain the energetic while the Fairy Forest and Celtic gardens provide a relaxing environment for a family day out. The newly relaunched cafe serves quality food and good coffee and the gift shop stocks local crafts, artisan food items, books and nature-based toys.
Price: Free
 

16.  Westmeath


Belvedere House Gardens & Park, Mullingar
When: All year round
Belvederes Gardens and Parklands offer stunning views, a Victorian Walled Garden, many splendid woodland & lakeshore walk and four childrens play areas in a safe and serene lakeside setting. At Belvedere there is also a magical Fairy Garden at the bottom of the Walled Garden in an enchanted glen.
Admission: Adult €8.00, Child €4.00
 

17. Carlow


Huntington Castle & Gardens
When: Each weekend in February

https://www.huntingtoncastle.com/
Huntington Castle, voted one of Ireland’s top 20 Hidden Gems by The Guardian in March 2015 is set in over 160 acres of gardens, woodland and farmland. The castle features a fascinating guided tour which explains it’s 17th century history. The tour also features the world famous Temple of Isis located in the old castle dungeons. Huntington offers a fabulous woodland playground and house tours as well as a charming tearoom and gift shop.
Admission: Free
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