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Energia Map 16th - 18th October ☀️

Dublin

Red Line Book Festival:

When: 12-18th October
Link here
Join in on the fun over the week-long Red Line Book Festival. Writing workshops, readings, discussions and many more online events have been arranged to inspire you from your home. The Red Line Book Festival’s programme has lots to choose from, have a browse and see what interests you.
Admission: Free
 

Stand Student Festival:

When: 12-24th October
Link here
Have you ever wanted to learn more about climate change and what we can do? Stand is hosting a range of online workshops, discussions that are aimed at informing and educating people to come together to drive change and take care of our planet.
Admission: Free

 
Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival:

When: 16-25th October
Link here
10 days of the Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival will go online this year. Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival shares, explores, celebrates human rights while reflecting on the past through a series of multidisciplinary performances, film, documentaries, poetry, discussions, workshops, visual and digital art exhibitions.
Admission: Free
 

Chester Beatty Museum:

When: All year
Link here
The Chester Beatty Museum is Dublin Castle’s hidden gem. Although all museums in the country are closed at the moment, you can make it into the museum through their website via a 3D Tour. The 3D tour will give you a snippet of what the museum is like to visit and gives you inspiring art from different cultures to look at from your home.
Admission: Free
 

Virtual Great Pink Run:

When: 17-18th October
Link here
Help the world turn pink! Taking part in the Great Pink Run gives you the ability to make a difference by raising money towards cancer research. Everyone who is taking part this year is asked to log their distance on the Great Pink Run website to see how far around the world we have ran or walked together - how magical! Register for the run and you will be sent out a pack before the 17th.
Admission: €10
 

Kildare

Donadea Forest Park:

When: All year
Link here
Donadea Castle & Estate is a National Heritage area filled with historical gardens, castle remains, a church, ice and boat house. On the grounds you will spot ducks in the lake and squirrels running the hundred year old trees. A lovely walk to enjoy peaceful surroundings.
Admission: Free
 

Meath

Hill of Slane:

When: All year
Link here
The Hill of Slane is a great place to visit at any time of the year. It is enriched in Christian history and full of stories told over hundreds of years through manuscripts and ancient scribes. When you visit the Hill of Slane you will be greeted with signs that detail some of its history.
Admission: Free
 

Wexford

Wexford Festival Opera:

When: 11-18th October
Wexford hosts the annual Opera Festival. This year it is accessible across the country and can be watched live stream, through catch up on YouTube, RTE player and on RTE lyric FM. Their programme lists the events that are taking place and detail how to view them. It is set to be a beautiful arrangement of music over the week.
Admission: Free
 

Cork

Sunday Cycle with Cork Tri Club:

When: 18th October
Link here
Cork Tri Club invites you to take part in their Sunday cycle this week. There are 3 routes, each one is suited to your ability and experience. Join in on the fun and be part of a group in a socially distanced way. Ensure you are wearing suitable clothing and protective gear and that your bike is safe.
Admission: Free
 

Ballynahinch Walk:

When: All year
Link here
Ballynahinch Walk is an interesting forest walk with a mix of woodlands and waterways. It has an abandoned railway station on the grounds that used to bring travellers between Galway and Clifden. Some of the railway can still be seen today! The Castle on the grounds was owned by the Martyn family and built in the 17th century, it is now renovated and has been transformed into a hotel. There is also a private lake on the grounds famous for its Salmon fly fishing.
Admission: Walking the grounds is free.
 

Tipperary

Keeper Hill Trek:

When: All year
Link here
The Irish name for Keeper Hill is Sliabh Coimeálta meaning the mountain of guarding. That is because it is located in North Tipperary and has views over Tipperary, Clare and Limerick. The loop trail is 14km and can take up to 4.5 hours to complete on the forestry track. Keep an eye out on the signposts to stay on the Keeper trail as there is a 30km trail that intersects. Wrap up well and plan ahead of your hike.
Admission: Free
 

Galway

Circuits:

When: 17-25th October
Link here

European Capital of Culture, Galway, is hosting a week-long arts festival featuring poetry, musical performances and spoken word. Once again, watching these performances online and engaging with these displays of art give us a much needed pop of culture while we stay at home. Keep up-to-date on their Instagram page for the latest news.
Admission: Free & relatively cheap
 

Baboro International Arts Festival for Children:

When: 5-18th October
Link here
Barboro has a range of exciting events suited to children of all ages. Storytelling sessions Interactive online shows, a kids concert are some of the events for the kids to take part in this weekend virtually.
This festival is aimed at interesting the kids and helping them to become involved even if it is online.
Admission: Free & relatively cheap

 
Sligo

Achonry Farmers Market:

When: Every Saturday morning
Link here

Achonry Farmers Market has a fantastic selection of stalls to explore. Supporting local business is super important at the moment, all stalls are filled with local produce. You will find sweet & savoury treats, home baking, homemade crafts and products at the Market stalls. Located along the N17 and just 4 mins from Tubbercurry.

Admission: Free
 

Mayo

Ballina Fringe Festival:

When: 9-18th October
Link here
Ballina celebrates the arts as part of their Fringe Festival. Many performances have now gone online but are just as exciting to see and take part in. The town’s new vibrant murals can be seen as you pass by or on their Facebook page and their programme of events are updated there too.
Admission: Free, one event is €15
 

Fermanagh

Halloween Pumpkin Farm:

When: 17-31st November
Link here
Have a pumpkin filled day! On the pumpkin farm you can take a halloween themed train out to the pumpkin workshop where you can carve out a lantern to bring home. A treasure hunt is included in your ticket price and a petting zoo adds to a fun of the day.
Admission:  £6-8 per person
 

Antrim

Belfast Arts Festival:

When: 12th October - 1st November
Link here
Theatre, dance, music, poetry - you name it! Belfast Arts Festival has a major line up for this year. You will be able to visit many online showings if you cannot attend in person and enjoy a diverse range of performances of many kinds.
Admission: Majority are Free, some range from £5-20
 

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