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Energia Map 27-29th August ☀️


  1. Dublin

The Big Bang Festival of Rhythm: Ghanaian Dancing & Drumming Workshop FREE

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The Big Bang Festival of Rhythm is back with bang this August and September with FREE dancing and drumming workshops suitable for the whole family. Reserve your space now as numbers are limited.

Sunday August 29th:
2:00pm Ghanaian Dancing w/ Godfred Asare
3:15pm Ghanaian Drumming w/ Thoams ‘Panny Paddy’ Annang
4:40pm Final Jam
Admission – Free

  1. Dublin

Ringsend Comedy Festival

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Join three of Irelands best performers for a jam packed hour of family friendly stand-up comedy, magic and more!

Featuring: Jack Wise-Magician, Ventriloquist, Sword Swallower and well . . .messer!

Admission – €10

  1. Cork

The Tales Of Fionn MacCumhaill

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Scéalta productions are thrilled to be a part of the Cork Coco Pops series around County Cork and are excited to bring The Tales of Fionn MacCumhaill, a family friendly comedic play approximately 50 minutes in length, involving 4 actors, who all play multiple roles as they tell various Fionn MacCumhaill stories through storytelling, sword fighting and movement to audiences around the county FREE of charge.

These are outdoor events so bring a picnic, bring an umbrella and come prepared for all weathers.
Admission - Free

  1. Cork

Open Farm

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For the first time since March 2020, we are opening our gates to the public. We know you are excited to visit our donkeys and we are looking forward to welcoming you once again to our Open Farm. To visit our Open Farm, you must pre-book your ticket. Visitors who have not booked tickets will not be allowed to enter the Open Farm.

We have enhanced protocols and procedures in place as we play our part in reducing the spread of Covid-19 in our community. With everyone's safety and comfort in mind, reduced numbers of visitors will be allowed on the farm at any one time.

Admission – Free

  1. Waterford

Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

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Taking place over 4 days, all acts performing at this year's festival will hail from Ireland. The timetable will be published on August the 1st. There will be over 40 gigs taking place during the festival and some events may be ticketed. All events will comply with Covid-19 guidelines.

If banjo pickin', foot tappin' mandolin' pluckin', barnstormin', step dancin' fiddle playin', double bass clawin' sessions are for you, then the beautiful picturesque coastal village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford is the only place to be from August 26th to August 29th!
Admission – Free

  1.  Sligo


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Snapshot is set in the early days of the first lockdown, exploring how we remember and the different ways in which we cope. It is a story of two sisters trying to connect in a disconnected world and finding their footing in a changing landscape. Through their relationship, it will explore loss, loneliness, and shared memories, all with humour and a lightness of touch.
Admission: €15

  1. Galway

Galway International Arts Festival

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The Festival features exciting live in-person arts experiences across theatre, music and visual arts, as well as a wide range of in person conversations in the 2021 edition of First Thought Talks.

The 2020 edition of the festival reached audiences across Ireland and the world through its engaging digital programme. Keen to keep that connection with those who may not be able to attend in person, GIAF 2021 includes an enhanced digital element, which will see a number of live streams and view on demand events. Audiences can choose how they wish to engage – in person or online.
Admission – Free

  1. Dublin

Themed Tour – Meet the Natives

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As well as grand glasshouses and ornamental beds, the National Botanic Gardens also contains corners teeming with the wilder life – the flowers and plants which festoon meadows and hedgerows, providing food and shelter for all sorts of creatures. Meet the Natives, our themed tour for August, takes us on a journey through the wildflowers of late summer, exploring their colours and scents, their names and uses, their variety and beauty, and their value as part of precious natural ecosystems.
Admission - Free

  1. Mayo

Fairy Trail: Of Fairies and Fairy Folk

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Of Fairies and Fairy Folk is an enchanting trail through the Museum grounds, exploring fairy dwellings and tree folklore with artworks produced by local artists Carmel Balfe and Tom Meskell, of Wandering Lighthouse Artworks.

Of Fairies and Fairy Folk also delivers a timely message about sustainability and biodiversity. Curious families of all ages can find out more about the native and introduced tree species dotted across the grounds of Turlough Park House, in our magical woodlands, wonderful waterways and beautifully restored gardens.
Admission - Free

10. Kildare

Gardening Workshops with Sharon Curran

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Get your green fingers busy and join Sharon in the library's Sensory Garden for a fun gardening workshop, planting bulbs, flowers, shrubs, and herbs.
Suitable for ages 6–10 years.
This event will be held outdoors in the library garden.
Admission:  Free

11. Kilkenny

TENI Community Activity Day

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Come join us at Castlecomer Discovery Park for a day of fun for all the family!
Set in the former grounds of the Wandesforde Estate, Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of stunning natural woodland and lakes and began as a community project to rejuvenate the town of Castlecomer following the closure of the coal mines in 1969.
Please reserve a ticket for each member of your family. Every general admission ticket includes the opportunity to participate in team challenges.
Admission - Free

12. Newry

Lúnasa Festival 2021 - Creatures of the Night Talks

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Come along to the Ring of Gullion Lúnasa Festival 2021 and immerse yourself in the rich landscape, culture and heritage of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This festival is part of the Mourne-Gullion-Strangford Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark of events and is funded by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. To find a full list of events visit
Admission: Free

13. Belfast

Encounter Summer Weekend

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Fun, games, craft, lesson, music.

Children can attend from 11-12 only, or if parents wish they can bring a packed lunch and stay for a parent/guardian supervised outing. Outing destination to be decided on the day - depending upon weather, availability etc.

Event for primary school aged children and over. P1 children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Admission - Free

14. Westmeath

Mollie Moo’s Pet Farm

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When: Always
Mollie Moo’s is an award-winning family run pet farm in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Mollie Moo’s Pet Farm is a fantastic day out for families, groups and school tours. It’s a great opportunity to interact with animals. Children are provided with a bag of food to feed the animals. It is both an educational and fun experience. The farm is a safe place for children to roam and learn about the animals and for adults to relax. With so much to see and do, it’s easy to spend the day at Mollie Moo’s Pet Farm. From pedal cars to crazy golf, Mollie Moo’s ensures a great day out for all the family.

Admission: €9


15. Wicklow
Bray Head Cliff Walk

When: All year

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Trail the east coast of Ireland with the Bray Head Cliff Walk. The linear coastal path takes you from Bray to Greystones where you can enjoy many tasty treats on arrival, or you can opt for a climb to the top and enjoy the views of the Irish Sea. Either way Bray Head Cliff walk is a breath of fresh air.

Admission: Free

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