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Energia Map 25th - 27th September ☀️

 

Dublin:
 
Music Town Festival

When: 9-27th September
Link here
Each year Music Town Festival creates a buzz across the City Centre. This year, it can give everyone a bit of excitement at home. A range of virtual and socially distanced venue events will take place from the 9-27th of September. There is a mix of music, poetry, art and dance performances which are available on Facebook Live and on their website for catch up too!
Admission: Free
 

Dark Dublin Walking Tour

When: Friday & Saturday at 6:30
Link here
Dublin City Centre is full of history, some of it we can walk-by on a daily basis without knowing. This tour offers a socially distanced way of learning about the city while getting your steps in. You will be visiting the Olympia Theatre, Dublin Castle, 40 steps, St. Patrick's Cathedral and many more.
Admission: €10
 

BeActive Bingo

When: 26th September
Link here
Fun for all the family! Eoghan Mc Dermott of RTE hosts BeActive Bingo this weekend. The aim of the event is to raise funds for sports clubs across Ireland. Amongst the winning prizes are a €2000 voucher for Center Parcs. Tickets are available individually or as a family.
Admission: €5-10
 

Sunrise Swim

When: 26th September
Link here
Greet the morning as part of the Sunrise Swim. Based in Malahide, Dublin you will have a dip in the sea and see the sunrise on the Low Rock Beach.
Admission: Free
 

The Great Dublin Bike Ride

When: 27th September
Link here
Barretstown are hosting The Great Dublin Bike Ride a little different to other years. You pick your own route! Gather your family together to clock up some miles on the bike and raise money for charity.
Pick up your ticket here for a worthy cause.
Admission: Up to €5.
 

Louth:

Drogheda Record Fair

When: 27th September
Link here
Vinyl paradise as they say. Whether you are just getting into vinyl or have never stopped loving the sound of a record player, Drogheda Record Fair will have something for you. At this fair you’ll be able to find a treasure of a record!
Admission: Free

 
Westmeath:

Mullaghmeen Trails

When: All Year
Link here
Mullaghmeen was once just a farm, now it's the largest planted Beech forest in all of Ireland. There are 2 trails to explore, the red trail takes you across the forest and the Summit trail leads you up the mountain to spectacular views. Along the walk there are picnic benches to rest and historical excavations dating back hundreds of years to investigate.
Admission: Free
 

Kilkenny:

Connected at the National Design & Craft Gallery

When: Until October
Link here
Kilkenny’s Art Festival has been aimed at highlighting the county's creators and artists. The Connected exhibition at the National Design & Craft Gallery is a unique outdoor sculpture experience. Another exhibition inspired by human connectivity, letting us enjoy arts in a different setting than a gallery and be inspired by nature.
Admission: Free

 
Wicklow:

Lough Tay

When: All year
Link here
Lough Tay is also known as the Guinness Lake simply because it looks like a Guinness glass. It has a pint shape and sand at the top like the head of a pint. The sand was imported by the Guinness family as the lake is part of their estate, See what you think on your visit?
The lake is best seen from military road, near the Wicklow Way junction in Roundwood.
Admission: Free
 

Kilruddery House & Gardens

Link here
When: All year
Enjoy the last of the garden bloom before the leaves start to fall and shrubs start to hibernate for Autumn. Kilruddery House & Gardens is located near Bray, Co. Wicklow and covers 500 acres of land which maintain an 17th century style.
Admission: Free
 

Cork:

Pitch’d Circus Arts Festival

When: 20th - 29th September
Link here
Acrobatics, street performances and comedy acts are a taste of what's to come. Cork City hosts several Circus performances from the 20-29th of September. There is something for everyone, have a browse on their event programme to see what sparks your fancy.
Admission: Free & relatively cheap.
 

Middleton Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday
Link here
Middleton’s freshest produce is sold at this farmers market. Find all the shopping staples and some treats at this market.
Admission: Free
 

Waterford:

Cappoquin House & Gardens

When: All Year
Link here
One of the many spectacular gardens to see in Waterford. The Cappoquin Gardens are managed by the Keane family which have had the mansion & gardens in their family for generations. A Late classic style 18th century Georgian Mansion homed the Keane family in 1735. It was later rebuilt in 1923-30. A garden full of lots of heritage.
Admission: €6-15 euro
 

Tipperary:

The North Tipperary Genealogy Centre

When: All year
Link here
Did you know 8 million people emigrated from Ireland from 1800-1923? Many moved to America, England, Australia and Argentina. The North Tipperary Genealogy Centre has hundreds of records to explore and can help in your quest to learn more about your family tree.
Admission: Free, small fee is charged for service.
 

Galway:

Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden

When: All year
Link here
The Circle of Life park is one of the top 3 attractions to see in Galway according to TripAdvisor. It is known to be a peaceful place amidst the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The park that signifies human connection and togetherness, we can forget how important these things are.
Admission: Free
 

Galway Fringe Festival

When: 21-26th September
Link here
Galway City, the creative capital of Ireland has a range of events celebrating art and culture. Different types of performances are being held across the city including theatre, storytelling sessions, music and photography exhibitions.
Admission: Relatively cheap.
 

Mayo:

Westport House

When: All year
Link here
Westport House grounds have so much history behind them. Famous Pirate Queen, Grace O’ Malley built one of her castles here just outside the heritage town of Westport in the 1500s. As you walk the grounds of the site you will see beautiful gardens, famine pots and Spanish armada cannons. In the house itself there are 30 rooms to roam, each full of history and full of interesting stories which can be told by the staff.
Admission: €0-13
 

Donegal:

Cycle at Malaidh Ghleann Gheis (Glengish Pass)

When: All year
Link here
Grab a few friends and head on this gorgeous scenic route with the bikes. Glengish pass looks over the interlocking Ghleann Gheis and Mulmosog mountains in Donegal. There are a few picnic benches along the way for a pit stop. All in all, a beautiful outdoor adventure.
Admission: Free

 
Derry:

Seamus Heaney HomePlace

When: All year
Link here
HomePlace is a purpose-built Art & Literature centre showcasing the life work of poet Seamus Heaney. It is located in his hometown Bellaghy where he spent his life and created such fantastic work.
Admission: Free to £7
 
 

 
 
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