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Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend 11th - 13th November

Cheap & Free Stuff To Do This Weekend

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One to one consultations with DR. EVA   

Dr. Eva Orsmond is a leding expert in her field and Ireland's only private Medical Practitioner exclusively treating obesity in adults and children. Dr. Eva regularly enages with the public to promote understanding of the consequences of being overweight. She has appeared as an adviser on many popular shows including Off the Rails, The Big Pete, Prime Time, The Late Late Show, Meet the Family Corrigan Knows Food and Operation Transformation. Tullow Enterprise Town is delighted to host Dr. Eva! She will be available for FREE one to one consultations.         
11th November

Siobhán Hapaska             

Siobhán Hapaska is an Irish artist of Belfast origin who has been wowing the world since her brilliant 1995 exhibition at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London. Trained in London, first at Middlesex University, then at Goldsmiths, then the heart of the YBA movement, Siobhan has a very outward-looking way of making art. Siobhán combines natural materials such as trees or even macabre skulls with synthetic materials and joins them up with use of cultural symbols belonging to all sorts of different creeds and communities.            
The Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 2          
Until 14th November      

Felt Bird Workshop         

This Saturday afternoon workshop for 8-15 year olds, is led by Jamie Lewis of the Wool Felt Shop. As you spot the decorative birds around Dublin’s Christ Church cathedral, sit down and design your own felt bird using this simple and incredibly versatile textile. Jamie has been making felt for years and now brings his craft and wizardry to this historic cathedral. Discover how you can use felt in beautiful ways and be part of this artistic community at the Felt Bird Workshop in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral.              
Christ Church, Dublin 2   
12th November  
Free ticketed event         

Ireland: A Survivor's Guide            

How do you survive Ireland?  If you asked an Irish person in the street they might suggest you remember your umbrella, or to leave your pint of the black stuff a good five minutes to settle, or maybe you’ll be furnished with a few bits of local slang. High Rock Productions have thoroughly researched what you need in order to survive in Ireland and they’ve even made a comedy show about it. They’ll be arming you with a guide to Gaelic games, chatting up Irish girls, how to understand Irish directions (very important when you’re lost, you see) and most entertainingly of all, a history of Ireland in seven minutes. Expect a whirlwind of wit during this very funny show which will cast light on the most hilarious Irish idiosyncrasies. If you’re new to Ireland, this is a pretty important show to see. How will you survive otherwise?
The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street
11th November  

Dublin Art Book Fair        

Are your shelves heaving with art books? Photography, design and illustration look great online, but there's something about that new book smell, reaching out to turn the pages as the squeaky freshly printed images fire up your imagination. The Dublin Art Book Fair is in its sixth year, and it's as brilliant as ever, welcoming over 50 Irish and international publishers to the city to show off their gorgeous books and zines, while also hosting events. There will be book launches, workshops, panel discussions and much, much more. It will be a real hub for book lovers to converge and discuss their new offbeat favourites.         
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin
10th-13th  November       


Where would you be today if it wasn't for the printing press? No books, no magazines, no easily disseminated information. The 16th Century invention of the printing press by Johann Gutenberg made it possible for communication of ideas, stories and more. The scientific and political ideas that spread like wildfire after the invention of the press were kindling for various industrial and ideological revolutions that built modern society. Printfest will give you the chance to see a press at work, and you'll learn all about typesetting and the science of printing, and the repercussions for society in the far and recent past
National Print Museum, Beggar's Bush Barracks, Haddington Road Dublin 4             
12th November  

Ireland v Canada: Guinness Series 2016   

Canada will face-off against Ireland in the opening test of the 2016 Guinness Series. The last time the two sides met was in the opening game of Pool D at the Rugby World Cup 2015 which saw Ireland beat the Canadians with a seven-try victory. One year on, Canada practice an exciting and skilful brand of rugby and are eager to come to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium for the first time to take on the Boys in Green in 2016.   
Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4  
12th November
From €7.50 adults/€5 or watch on TV      


Join Newbridge Musical Society for their annual Singathon fundraiser in Whitewater Shopping Centre on November 13th.  Join them for their annual fundraiser by coming along and showing them your support."      
Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge, Kildare

The Secret Lives of Ravens & Crows         

Join ornithologist Ricky Whelan from BirdWatch Ireland for a talk on the secret lives of crows, the most intelligent birds in the animal kingdom. Crows or Corvids are a family of birds to which many species including Ravens belong, often described as the birds that think like humans. Mankind has a long and checkered past with crows and ravens: They have been feared as symbols of death, because most species are totally black and a bit sinister in appearance, revered as creators of the world and worshiped as trickster gods, because of their baffling intelligence.              
Portlaoise Library, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 
12th November  

Leaves Literary Festival 2016       

An intimate evening of readings and music at the recently opened Library of Civilisation in Roundwood House, Mountrath features Peter Fallon and Vona Groarke of Gallery Press, joined by former Laois-Writer-in-Residence, Eoin McNamee and Musician, Colm Mac an Iomaire. This event will be chaired by Seamus Hosey and commences at 8.00pm on Friday 11th Nov.      
The Dunamaise Arts Centre          
12-13th Nov      
Free to various  

Irish Military War Museum History to Life              

10am-5pm bring history to life! Real life demonstrations of the time. See WW2 club interact with museum visitors.             
Slane, Meath     
12th – 13th November

World Shore Angling Championships        

The IFSA invite you to come and enjoy our hospitality in Wexford. The venues will be the East and South coast of County Wexford. These venues are a short drive from our headquarters in Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford. Bring your friends and families to this most welcoming of counties and we will ensure that your visit is one to remember!
East and South coast of County Wexford
12th - 19th November      
Free to spectate              

Wild & Slow 2016            

Slow Food Ireland presents Wild&Slow 2016, a unique festival that celebrates everything that is good about Irish food: fresh, local, traditional and wild. It's a yearlong event culminating in November, when the eyes of the nation will once again be on Wicklow as Ireland's sixth Wild Food Harvest Festival takes place in Brook Lodge & Macreddin Village. 
The BrookLodge Hotel, Macreddin Village, Aughrim, Wicklow
12th - 13th November
€4 per workshop              

Polish Independence Day Celebrations     

A candle lit concert of Polish patriotic songs, folk paper cut-outs workshops, demonstrations of scout skills, tasting of Polish cuisine and other surprises… This is how Bardzo Ładnie Foundation in cooperation with the Polish Scouts in Galway intends to celebrate Polish Independence Day in Galway City Museum. To give the Poles living in Ireland a unique experience and also bring Polish tradition and history closer to Irish people, the organizers have planned a concert of patriotic songs, which is going to be a journey through the Polish history, starting from the days of slavery, through World War I, until the present day.
Galway City Museum      
11th – 12th November

Westport Sea 2 Summit 

Over 1, 800 athletes will take the ultimate challenge of Westport Sea2Summit, one of Ireland's largest adventure races. The gruelling course will take competitors through an intense journey of road running, mountain cycling and the challenging uphill run to the summit of Croagh Patrick and finishing with a sea dash before ending up in the middle of Westport town.
12th November  
Free to spectate              

Sligo International Choral Festival             

The 28th Sligo International Choral Festival, the second largest in Ireland, will include a street parade of choirs, workshops, concerts, competitions, street and church performances. Overseas choirs are expected from all parts of Europe. Categories include Mixed Choirs, Male Voice, Female Voice, Sacred Music, Gospel, Barbershop and School Choirs - not forgetting a new competition for The W.B.Yeats Trophy. Check out the website for further updates.            
Across Sligo Town           
11th – 13th November
Free to spectate              

Brown Bread and Jam Club          

Join Joe Corscadden and Friends for the Brown Bread & Jam Club Saturday 12th November at 8 p.m for a fun filled evening of humorous verse and storytelling with delicious homemade brown bread.
11th November

Ennis Trad Festival           

Ennis Trad Festival celebrates the traditional Irish music in County Clare - an area recognised worldwide as an Irish Music hub. The festival provides a platform for local, national and international musicians to reconnect on an annual basis. Run 'by musicians for musicians', the trad festival provides over 100 free events including CD launches, book launches, art exhibitions and trad 4 teens. It also features an organised session trail which has now become the template which most traditional music festivals use worldwide. This innovation has secured Ennis Trad Festival as a stand out event for music lovers. Experience traditional Irish music in its natural environment and hone your skills alongside renowned musicians.      
Ennis, Clare        
10th – 14th November
Free - various events      

61st Cork Film Festival    

Ireland's oldest film festival and Cork's flagship cultural happening, the Cork Film Festival lights up and delights the Rebel City this November. Cork Film Festival's log line is 'Films. Music. Ideas'. As well as playing a rich selection of the best of contemporary world cinema, it has a lively and varied music on film programme, and a timely event series which uses films to explore some of the burning issues of our time. The extended networking and training initiative 'the Talent Development Campus' in 2015 augmented Cork as the site of development and learning for emerging film professionals. The festival operates out of the Cork Opera House, the Triskel Christchurch, and the Gate Cinema as well as a host of unusual venues for 'pop-up' cinema events.     
Cork City             
11th – 20th November      
Tickets from €6 

Cork Science Festival      

The Cork Science Festival is Cork's premier event showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics to young people, their parents and teachers. The main focus of the event is the City Hall family-friendly exhibition on 12 and 13 November which combines with a range of workshops and shows taking place in communities and schools across the county such as local legends Lifetime Lab and CIT/Blackrock Castle Observatory, regular visitor Rob Hill from the Northern Ireland Space Office and guided tours of Cork Education & Training Board's Mimic Production training facility in Carrigaline.
Cork City and County      
13th – 14th November      
Free to various  

Glucksman Craft + Design Fair     

The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair showcases high quality Irish craft and design in the beautiful setting of the gallery’s award-winning exhibition spaces. The Craft + Design Fair has been established since 2008 and has developed into a successful partnership between the gallery, craft makers and designers within Ireland, as well as becoming one of Ireland’s most prestigious fairs.              
UCC, Cork          
11th – 13th November

National Circus Festival

The National Circus festival is one of the most exciting emerging festivals in Ireland, lighting up Tralee every November in an explosion of theatre, clown, aerial, fun, skill, laughter and absurdity. The Tralee Circus Festival began in 2001 as a juggling convention. It was a way for the diverse strands of a contemporary circus culture to meet, share ideas, fun and create an Irish expression for this exciting artform. Over the years, the Tralee Circus Festival has evolved to be Ireland's annual contemporary circus festival. At the heart of the festival is Circus Siamsa - a public variety show, held in Siamsa Tíre Theatre. This is the national showcase for contemporary urban circus and features top national and international performers handpicked and hosted by Fanzini Productions.   
10th - 13th November      
Free to various events    

Upperchurch Walking Weekend  

The Upperchurch Walking Weekend boasts a wide variety of scenic walks to suit all levels of ability, along with associated events such as traditional music, set dancing, history lecture, climbing wall, race night and more. Upperchurch is a traditional rural village which has held on to its rural character. The area is famous as the birthplace and homeland of Eamon an Chnoic, he of the famous Irish song. Walkers can enjoy ten different walks from seven to twenty kilometers through scenic uplands over farmland, road and forestry road. There are three National Loop walks and a number of special one-off walks over new routes. All walks are guided by experienced leaders and sweepers.        
11th – 13th November      
Registration fees from free for primary school children     

Robert Boyle Science Week         

Hands-on science activities, workshops, demonstrations, interactive shows and exciting evening lectures for schools, families and everyone interested in science. Part of Science Week Ireland        
WIT, Cork Road, Waterford         
13th – 20th November

Opportunity Frocks 2016              

Ireland's biggest and fiercest drag contest returns for its 9th year. This year's contest is set to be the most exciting yet as the Belfast Empire welcomes nine new hopefuls back to the stage. They will battle over three rounds to grab the crown and trophy. Who will take the title of Opfrocks Champion 2016?
Belfast Empire, 40-42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast
12th November  

The Big Light Switch 2016             

Victoria Square Belfast's magical Christmas Light switch-on is back! Gather around the famous Victoria Square Christmas tree and enjoy activities for all the family, with Santa's very own reindeer and festive face-painting from 15:00, before Santa takes residence in Victoria Square with an official light switch-on parade at 6pm. It's the perfect way to soak up some Christmas spirit.   
Victoria Square, Belfast 
12th November  

30th Annual Art & Woodturning Exhibition             

Featuring work of local Artists and the Ulster Woodturners, this excellent combination of art and woodturning ensure this Exhibition continues to be one of the most popular and highly anticipated events in the Borough’s programme. As well as the established Artists and Woodturners, the Annual Art Exhibition, with work from over 60 Artists, continues to attract new names each year giving amateur artists from the local area and further afield a platform to exhibit their work and show off an excellent range of paintings. These paintings are in varying styles, giving visitors an opportunity to see a wonderful range of watercolours, oils and acrylics. This exhibition has always been very popular with both artists and visitors alike and this year promises to be no exception.
1 Townhead Street, Ballymoney, Antrim

Cavan Craft & Food Fair 

Showcasing local and national crafts with over 90 stalls including crafts and food, arts and crafts for children. Great day out for all the family to soak up a bit of Christmas atmosphere and do some early Christmas shopping. Ninety stalls for you to explore with free face painting for our little visitors from 1-4 pm and Bear Essentials will run a Build YOUR Bear workshop at 2pm (pre booking is essential).  
Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Road, Cavan           
13th November  

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement         

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns for an expanded fourth edition from 10th to 26th November with an outstanding programme of dance, movement and physical theatre performances. Come and see some shows and join us for a packed programme of daily classes and workshops, artist talks, funk soul maestros Velvet Alibi in concert, Festival Symposium Conversations on Moving and Being Moved, and family friendly Dance Picnic.
Waterloo House, Magazine Street, Derry-Londonderry
10th - 26th November      
Free to various  

A Step in Time: The Story of Irish Dance

The exhibition charts the history of Irish Dance from the late 1800s to present day, through costume, embroidery, images and film. The exhibition includes reference to the 1904 Feis in the Glens of Antrim, a landmark event in Ulster's recent cultural history, with competition in music, drama, craft work and dance.  Embroidered costumes, medals and certificates will tell the story of the development of both dance schools and governing bodies for Irish Dance.
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, Holywood           
Until 22nd January            

Picasso Blue Collection – Exhibition

Belleek Pottery and ArtsCare have teamed up to present visitors with a delightful collection of handcrafted pieces from the Here and Now in Full Bloom Project. Inspired by Picasso, The Picasso Blue Collection has been created by a group of 60 years +, (from across five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland) many of whom live with challenging conditions such as Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and Respiratory conditions. The collection is a series of 8 handcrafted pieces inspired by Picasso’s Blue period and will be on display at Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre from 29th October 2016, during opening hours.    
3 Main Street, Belleek, County Fermanagh
Until 29th November

Christmas Coffee Shop at the Craft Suitor Gallery

Celebrate this special time of year, relax, meet friends and get organized early. Relax in our coffee shop with seasonal specials. Traditional mince pies, short bread and Christmas pudding with ice cream. Visit our designer gift shop for special presents.   
Ballygawley Roundabout, 17 Grange Road, Ballygawley"
From 1st November
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