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Leinster
Dublin
What: Free Kids Acting Class
When: Saturday, 4 January, 10am - 2.45pm
Where: Across 3 locations – Temple Bar, Bray and Malahide
Admission: Free
Acting is a wonderful way for kids to express their creativity, gain confidence and enrich their imagination. If you know a child who’s interested in learning more about acting, The Gaiety School Of Acting is offering a day of FREE drama classes for children aged 4 to 18 years at our 3 Young Gaiety locations.
Young Gaiety Temple Bar Try For Free Schedule:
Ages 4-7        |           10am - 11am
Ages 8-11      |           11:15am - 12:15pm
Ages 12-15   |           12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages 16-19   |           1:45pm - 2:45pm

Booking is essential as these classes are always very popular!
https://gaietyschool.com/product/kids-try-for-free/
 
What: Seamus Heaney, Creativity Workshop
When: Saturday, 4 January, 1pm - 2pm
Where: Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre, Westmoreland Street, Dublin
Admission: Free
Join us for a creative workshop that invites you to respond to Seamus Heaney’s work. Together we will explore Heaney’s creative process, examine one of his poems and then encourage you to create your own unique artistic response through words, drawing or any form of artistic expression! This workshop is suitable for all abilities.
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/creativity-workshop-tickets-84267932655?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
What: Dublin Street Art Walking Tour
When: Saturday 4 January, 11am – 2pm, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Where: Meeting point TBC on Facebook page
Admission: Adults €10, Early birds €8.
Discover Dublin’s street art in this two-hour guided tour of the city. Learn about street art culture, hear the stories behind key pieces and visit over 20 different locations around the city.  
https://www.facebook.com/events/1198146100373917/
 
Louth
What: Historic Drogheda Tour, My Streets Ireland
When: Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5, 12pm
Where: Meet at St. Peter’s Parish, Drogheda
Admission: Adults €10, Children €7.50
Join My Streets Ireland for a unique type of historic tour. At My Streets Ireland, every one of our guides has experienced, or is experiencing, homelessness meaning they understand the streets that run through our towns and cities better than anyone else.

Cyril will distill 1,000 years of history down to one hour taking you through the trials and tribulations of Drogheda chequered past and giving you an idea of how the modern Drogheda came to be.
https://www.tripadvisor.ie/AttractionProductReview-g186605-d17575995-My_Streets_Ireland_Historic_Drogheda-Dublin_County_Dublin.html
 
Kildare
What: Grey Abbey Eco-Park, Kildare
When: Open all weekend
Where: Grey Abbey Road, Kildare
Admission: Free
Grey Abbey Eco-Park is a wonderful and little-known historic Kildare location dating from the 14th century. As the resting place of many important historical figures including the Earls of Kildare, First World War soldiers and Irish Civil War dead, Grey Abbey is a lovely place to learn, stroll or just relax.
http://www.kildare.ie/heritage/Grose-Antiquities-1792/details.asp?GCID=129
 
Offaly
What: Lego Free Play
When: Saturday, 4 January, 11pm  - 12.30pm
Where: Tullamore Library, O Connor Square, Tullamore.
Admission: Free
Lego is a wonderful way to promote better motor skills, teach teamwork and improve a child’s creativity. This weekend let your child’s imagination run wild by unleashing their inner building block artist at our Lego Free Play!
https://www.facebook.com/events/486881778798498/?event_time_id=486881872131822
 
Wicklow
What:  Traditional Music Session
When: Sunday, 4 January, 9pm
Where: Harbour Bar, 1-4 Dock Terrace, Bray, Wicklow
Admission: Free
Traditional Irish music is a shared celebration of sound and storytelling that started in the houses and pubs of rural areas and expanded across the globe. The Irish music scene in WicklowCome along to the Harbour Bar and experience an unforgettable traditional music session first hand.
http://visitwicklow.ie/traditional-irish-music-in-wicklow/
 
Kilkenny
What: National Craft Gallery Kilkenny
When: Saturday 4, 10am - 5.30pm, Sunday 5, 11am - 5.30pm
Where: Castle Yard, Kilkenny
Admission: Free
Come visit Ireland’s leading centre for contemporary craft and design. Featuring designers, artists and makers from a wide variety of disciplines, the gallery provides a platform where work can be explored through wider cultural contexts. Come along and see what Irish talent has to offer, develop an understanding of the traditional roots of Irish craft and design and discover its future potential.
https://www.ndcg.ie
 
Longford
What: Knights and Conquests Heritage Centre, Longford
When: Saturday, 4 January, 10am - 4pm, Sunday 5, 12pm - 4pm
Where: Granard, Co.Longford
Admission: Adults €5, Children €3.50
Located in the picturesque town of Granard, Co. Longford this heritage centre is nestled in the beauty of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. With a history dating back thousands of years to the Norman Era, come visit us and experience Norman Ireland at its height.
https://www.knightsandconquests.ie
 
Munster
Clare
What: Christmas Tree Throwing Competition
When: Sunday, 5 January, 1pm - 3pm,
Where: Tim Smythe Park, Ennis, Co. Clare
Admission: Free
Looking for a new and novel way to take down your Christmas decorations? How about taking part in our annual Christmas Tree Throwing Competition?
Since 2012, flingers, flippers, hurlers and heavers have been launching 5 foot firs to see whose lands first! Join in and develop your own signature technique.
https://www.clare.ie/event/christmas-tree-throwing-competition/
 
Cork
What: Free Yoga Class, Cork
When: Saturday 4 January, 7pm - 8pm
Where: Pilates Mode On, 28 North Main Street, Youghal, Cork
Winter is the perfect time to warm both your body and soul. Join us for a free Yoga Class featuring gentle movements and stretches and then finishing with a meditation session. All levels welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/events/450517692472772/?event_time_id=450517699139438
 
Limerick
What: Choral Concert, Limerick
When: Sunday, 5 January, 5pm
Where: St.Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street, Limerick City
Admission: Free
A New Year always brings new opportunities, new experiences and new connections.
2020 sees the formation of Sagittarius Hiberniensis - a new group drawn from members of the Cathedral Choir, staff at the Limerick School of Music, former students of the Limerick School of Music and Laurel Hill Coláiste, plus a few guests and friends.
Our launch concert will take place this weekend. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/christmas/sagittarius-hiberniensis
 
Kerry
What: Milltown Food Market
When: Saturday 4 January, 10am - 2pm
Where: Old Church, Church Street, Milltown, Kerry
Admission: Free
Held in a beautiful old church, the Milltown Food Market offers a huge variety of fresh, locally grown produce plus craft stalls and a “Mad Hatter's Tea Party” tea table. Everyone is welcome and all proceeds from the tea table will go to local charities.
https://www.facebook.com/MilltownFarmersMarket/
 
Waterford
What: Waterford Nature Parkrun
When: Saturday, 4 January, 9.30am - 11am
Where: Waterford Regional Sports Centre
Admission: Free
Join us every Saturday morning for a fun, free and friendly, timed 5k walk/jog/run. Organised entirely by volunteers and open to all ages and abilities we’d be delighted to welcome you along!
https://www.facebook.com/events/405137806814234/?event_time_id=405137833480898
 
Connaught
Galway
What: The Burren Nature Sanctuary
When: All Weekend, 10am - 6pm
Where: Cloonasse, Kinvara, Galway
Admission: Adults €8, Children €6 (3 and under) Children €11 (4 and over)
The Burren Nature Sanctuary is the perfect place to discover the magical karst landscape of this internationally renowned environmental area. Follow the nature trails, stroll through ancient ash and hazel woodland, meet friendly farm animals or visit the Burren Botany Bubble.
https://www.burrennaturesanctuary.ie
 
Mayo
What: Lake Lannagh Hiking Trails
When: Open all weekend.
Where: Lake Lannagh, Castlebar, Ireland
Admission: Free
A hidden gem in a busy town, Lake Lannagh’s hiking trails are a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle. The trails are perfect for children with well-laid out footpaths, beautiful views and an entertaining playground.
https://www.mayo.me/a-walk-around-lovely-lough-lannagh
 
Leitrim
What: Lough Melvin Eco Park
When: Open all weekend
Where: Lough Melvin, Kinlough, Co, Leitrim
Admission: Free
Lough Melvin Eco Park features a 17-acre woodland site, lake shore, wildlife habitats, walking trail, picnic area, car parking and play area. Come visit us and check out the Kinlough Community Garden & Allotments, the Bundoran Anglers’ Boathouse and Lough Melvin boat quay.
http://www.ldco.ie/lough-melvin-eco-park-kinlough.html


Ulster
Donegal
What: Cluain na dTor Nursery Garden, Donegal
When: Saturday 4th January 10am-5pm
Where: Ballyconnell, Falcarragh, Donegal
Admission: €5
Cluain na dTor Nursery Garden is well known as the tropical garden of Donegal. Tended to by Seamus and his caring staff, this garden contains a variety of interesting plants and was awarded the Donegal Garden Trail Medal of Distinction in 2009. Make an appointment to visit during the winter months by calling 074 913 5640.
https://www.govisitdonegal.com/things-to-do/places-to-see/cluain-na-dtor-nursery-garden
 
Down
What: Classical Guitar Society of Northern Ireland, January Meeting
When: Saturday 5 January, 3pm - 6pm
Where: Ulster College of Music, 13 Windsor Avenue, Belfast
Admission: Free
The Classical Guitar Society of Northern Ireland is an amateur music society with an interest nylon strung Spanish/classical guitar performance. Come along to experience a great afternoon of classical guitar music and classical guitar education. All are welcome – both players and non-players alike! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1998347570265031/
 
Cavan
What: Erica’s Fairy Forest
When: Open all weekend
Where: Halton’s Amenity Park, Cootehill, Cavan
Admission: Free
Erica’s Fairy Forest is the perfect day out for children and adults alike! Bring a picnic, explore the forest and be sure to visit the numerous fairy houses dotted all around. All children, big and small, welcome.
https://www.tripadvisor.ie/ShowUserReviews-g1050091-d11899037-r701054537-Erica_s_Fairy_Forest-Cootehill_County_Cavan.html#REVIEWS
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