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We have carefully selected events that are outdoors and/or following safety protocols for social distancing.


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Energia Map 5th-6th September ☀️

 

 

Dublin
Virtual Tour: Botanical Fusion

When: Until 17th September
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Transport to Singapore’s Botanic Gardens in this virtual tour of Gerard Byrne’s, The Studio. Feel the vibrance of nature and passion of Gerard’s work from home as you virtually travel through the gallery. Bringing you to last Summer when Gerard was invited to be resident artist in the Gardens.
Admission: Free
 

The City Speaks: Street Art Series 2020

When: All year
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A virtual tour guide brings you to Dublin’s most popular street art. This immersive podcast series tells the tales behind the work by the artists themselves. Subset, Signs of Power, James Early, Stephen Heffernan and Vadis & Tilf bring their art to life as you listen and walk from stop to stop, look & continue to listen.
Admission: Free
 

The Blackrock Market

When: All year
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What looks like a small alley expands and grows as you walk through. This weekly market is full of diverse food, textiles and crafts. Stop in for a peep!
Admission: Free
 

Louth
Cottage Market

When: 5th of September
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Explore local business crafts and produce at this monthly market in Drogheda. Food, candles, art and crafts, books and balms are some of what you can find on Saturday at the local Parish Hall.
Admission: Free

 
Offaly
Lough Boora Discovery Park

When: All year
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It is described as a ‘paradise for outdoor enthusiasts’ and we think so too. The park homes 2 dozen sculptures which have grown to become part of their natural surroundings in the vast landscape. A refreshing adventure for all the family in Ireland's midlands. Accessible for buggies and wheelchairs.
Admission: Free
 

Monaghan
Wildlife and Heritage Centre

When: All year
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Meet some of the 200 species up-close in the purpose-built Wildlife park in Monaghan. This Wildlife & Heritage Centre homes the largest private collection of mounted birds and mammals who now live around the five specifically designed habitats - River/Lake/Coastal, Bog and Moorland, Woodland, Farmland and Garden. Additionally, it is a rehabilitation centre for injured and stressed wildlife, releasing them safely into the natural surroundings of the park.
Admission: Free
 

Wicklow
The Pipers Stone

When: All year
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The Pipers Stone is an ancient site of pagan worship. Local folklore says the outer stone is the Piper and stones forming in a circle were dancers. On the day of Sabbath, the Piper and dancers were turned into stone. Come visit and see what you think!
Admission: Free

 
Meeting at the Waters Yoga Session

When: 5th of September
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Trek up the hills of Avoca, Co. Wicklow to find peace and solace with this enjoyable yoga class joined by spectacular views. Meeting at the Waters brings you back to nature leaving you refreshed for the days ahead. Book early as spaces are limited for socially distancing purposes.
Admission: Free
 

Galway
Galway International Arts Festival

When: 3-26th September
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A range of events are on in the Culture capital of Ireland. Festivities range from talks to debates to shows and art exhibitions. Although this year’s International Arts Festival will be different to many, it is sure to be exciting, thought-provoking and safe. Book in advance to ensure a place, numbers are limited in many cases due to social distancing measures.
Admission: Mix of free & relatively cheap tickets
 

Recharge at 126 Gallery

When: Until 13th of September
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O’ Connor and Macleod have partnered to bring a beautiful exhibition to St. Brigid's Place, Galway City which is part of Meaningful/Encounters 2020 programme curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran. Recharge is aimed to inspire its audience to look at the spectacular planet and country we live and how this is changing.
Admission: Free

 
Mayo
Ceide Fields

When: All year
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A must-see heritage site in North Mayo. The award-winning Visitor Centre at Ballycastle tells you the background of the stone walls, field systems, incomeen closures and tombs, dating from 5,000 years ago across the 1,500-hectare archaeological site. Make sure you wrap up well to explore the site.
Admission: Free
 

Clare
Burren Perfumery

When: All year
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The Burren Perfumery is secluded in the middle of the Burren and is home to a gorgeous garden of flowers, shrubs and trees which are unique to the Burren. Inside the perfumery, there is a fragrant display of perfume, soaps, oils and creams & each day there are showings of how these are made in The Blending Room which can be followed by a tea & scone in The Tea Room.
Admission: Free
 

Kerry
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm

When: All year
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Famine heritage site transports you back to the 1840’s on this heritage site and farm. Visit the ghostly ruins of a family dwelling from the time and see even further back in time with the nearby Neolithic Stone Row that forms part of the ancient sun calendar. There is something for everyone at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.
Admission: Free
 
 

Cork
The Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival

When: 4-6th of September
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The Feile Scealaiochta Cheire first started in 1994. This year storytellers go online to give you the opportunity to be inspired by their art. Even though we listen to the stories separately, we can enjoy them together.
Admission: Free

 
Waterford
Waterford Greenway Cycle

When: All year
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Cycle or walk the old railway line from Waterford City to Dungarvan across a 46km stretch. One of Ireland’s Ancient East routes. Pass by a 9th century Viking settlement, renowned ornamental gardens at Mount Congreve, Waterford & Suir Valley and a former wooden mill and railway station along the way.
Admission: Free

 
Tipperary
Templemore Park Fairy Trail

When: All year
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Pack up a teddy bears picnic and enjoy a day out with the family on Templemore’s fairy trail. Find plenty of picnic benches, a playground and free parking to enjoy the day out. Along the trail you will see the heritage stone bridge, 250-year-old beech, chestnut and oak trees, remains of an old church and man-made lake.
Admission: Free

 
Tyrone
Ulster American Folk Park

When: Until 6th of September
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Experience the lives of Irish emigrants who fled the country to go to America in the 18th and 19th century. Walk through their homes and villages to see how different these people lived. Along the way you’ll be met with stories of these people, the food they shared and the crafts they made.
Admission: Free

 
Antrim
The Dark Hedges

When: All year
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This fantastic roadway is definitely one to walk. Two centuries ago these beech trees were planted by the Stuart Family who wanted to impress visitors to their Georgian Mansion. More recently, they were a feature  in an episode of Game of Thrones. Even stop by to see these trees on your way to the nearby Giants Causeway.
Admission: Free

 
Donegal
Lough Derg Walk

When: All year
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Lough Derg Walk has been known since the 12th century as a Pilgrimage path. This historical trail is 12km (up & back) and is enjoyed by the countryside and lake views. Along the way you will see information boards that tell you the story of its trail.
Admission: Free

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