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Energia map of free & cheap things to do 14th -15th June

  1. Dublin
  1. Dundrum Summer Safari
June - September 2018
It's time to break out the khaki and dust off those binoculars; Dundrum Town Centre is bringing a safari experience to Pembroke Square and helping real animals in the process. Dundrum Summer Safari, a fully immersive safari-themed experience, is taking over Dundrum Town Centre. Dundrum Summer Safari officially opened its doors on June 7th and is running right through to September, Dundrum Summer Safari features a range of safari-themed activities suitable for all the family. Dundrum Summer Safari also aims to raise awareness and funds for endangered animals. For every picture shared on social media using #DundrumSafari, Dundrum Town Centre will donate €1* to Save the Rhino International. Rhino numbers have dropped dramatically in recent years due to persistent poaching and habitat loss over many decades. Save the Rhino International is dedicated to protecting endangered rhinos in the wild across Africa and Asia. The focal point of Dundrum Summer Safari is a huge hot air balloon in Pembroke Square; around the balloon, would-be explorers can wander the trails of Dundrum’s Wildlife Reserve where life-size animals including a Lion, Giraffe, Elephant and more, wait to be discovered. Those seeking a safari-style animal encounter can jump into the Safari Jeep, pop on a VR headset, and find themselves instantly transported to the African savanna. Additional events and activities are planned each weekend, including face painting, arts and crafts, balloon artists and African dance and drumming classes. Dundrum Summer Safari also features a Sundowners Lodge, where grown-ups can kick back with a refreshment in hand and watch the sun go down after a busy afternoon exploring Dundrum Town Centre's retail outlets. Those looking for a fun-filled, exciting day should visit the free Dundrum Summer Safari which runs until September. Share a picture on social media using #DundrumSafari to donate €1* to Save the Rhino International.*Up to a total of €5,000 will be donated to Save the Rhino International.
Admission: Free
  1. The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever Dublin
Saturday July 14th 1pm - 4pm
Heathcliff..? Join us out on the wiley, windy moors in your finest Kate Bush garb for a group performance of the 'Wuthering Heights' dance routine, as Dublin celebrates 'The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' on Saturday July 14th 2018. Here's an idea of what to expect: This year, we are proud to support Women's Aid, a leading national organization that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. Find out more at The event, kindly supported by Dublin City Council Parks and Biodiversityand the Dublin City Rose Festival, is free to attend, but we encourage you to make a €5 donation to Women's Aid when you register. We will gather at 1pm at St Anne's Park in Raheny, Dublin 5 and go through the moves before a public performance. We'll provide a more detailed plan for the day closer to the time. Some points to note: Guys, gals and non-binary pals all welcome, kid friendly. Make sure to come in costume! Check out the photos and videos from last year and you'll get the idea. It's so fun with lots of twirling red dresses, so raid the charity shops, or try borrow a gúna from a friend if possible! Bring along some snacks for a picnic. If you can bring something to share, even better! We will provide some bin bags and ask that you help tidy up afterwards. The Dublin City Rose Festival is an alcohol-free event, so make sure to hold off on the tipples until after the big performance. Please be aware that there may be a video recording of the performance and that members of the public will also likely take pictures and videos
Admission: Free (encouraged €5 donation upon registration)
  1. The Rose Festival
Saturday 14th July - Sunday 15th July from 10am
Dublin City Council invites you to come along and join in the fun at the annual St. Anne’s Park Rose Festival which takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, 2018 from 10.00am to 6.00pm each day. St. Anne’s Park is one of the jewels of Dublin’s northside where the public can enjoy woodland walks, recreational facilities and, of course, the beautiful Rose Garden. We invite everyone to come along over the weekend and enjoy a great day of family fun in this beautiful setting. Some of the attractions on offer are horse and carriage rides, a living history exhibition, the Big Bear Planetarium, live music, and lots more. For those who want a day in the sun there will be a good assortment of trade stands and treats and of course our Farmers Market will be in full swing over the weekend also. For all our gardening visitors we will have plant sellers, nurseries, garden centres, florists, and our Biodiversity Hub will inform you and keep you updated on all environmental issues affecting the UNESCO Biosphere for which St. Anne’s plays an important role. Don’t miss the chance to spend a weekend during the summer enjoying the atmosphere. Admission to the Rose Festival is free. Car parking is available within the park for a small fee.
Admission: Free
  1. Dublin does Country
Saturday 14th July - Sunday 15th July
Dublin Goes Country
A weekend of Country Music, Country Market, food, fun & festivities is coming to Dublin on the 14th & 15th of July. Come out and join as we celebrate the yodelin’ yokels and everything that has made country music so popular around the world, especially in Ireland. We’re planning a weekend of amazing music, a country market with Urban Markets, delicious food, and fun for the whole family as we show off all things country and turn the city into the capital of country. 
Admission: Free

C) Meet me in the garden
Saturday 14th July @ 2pm
This summer, plunge into the gripping 200 year history of Ireland’s National Botanic Gardens. Shiva Productions, in association with the OPW and Dublin City Council, are bringing to life a new site-specific theatrical experience, digging up the ghosts of the gardens’ riveting past. Based on true events and real life characters, spanning the cholera epidemic to the onset of World War II, audiences will be taken on a thrilling ride through time before being jolted back to our technology-drenched present.
Meet me in the Gardens, a series of four short plays, will be performed in various locations within the picturesque grounds of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
Written by Sharon McCoy, and Directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy.
Duration: 60 minutes.
Admission: €11.40
  1. Carlow
Birds of Prey Meet and Greet
Saturday 14 July 1 - 4 pm
Get up close and personal with our visiting birds of Prey on Saturday 14th July as we celebrate our 11th Birthday. Lots of fun to be had - and don't forget your camera!
Admission: Free
  1. Kildare
Learn About Positive Horse Training
Saturday 14th July @ 2pm
How horses learn, how they communicate, and how we can improve our communication with them to be the best equestrians we can be!
The focus will be on using positive reinforcement / reward / clicker training and helping the rescues build positive associations with humans to counter their past fears. Classes include basic theory, fun clicker games, demonstrations and practical training tasks with individual coaching. All levels of experience welcome, we will pair you with suitable rescues. You don't need to ride: weekly lesson themes will focus on behaviours trained on the ground, applicable to all equestrians: Manners around food, teach ponies to come when called, halter (catch) themselves, lead at liberty, foot lifting with confidence, fly spray without fear, introducing washing, introducing tack / rugs, despooking (introduction to scary objects/ places), prepare for the vet (injections, examinations, worming etc.), tricks and agility and much more. Tickets are €15 per person, message me to book. Class numbers are limited to allow individual attention, book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Admission: €15
  1. Kilkenny
Armada Arndale calling all little Chefs
Tuesday 10th July - Saturday 21st July
FREE July School Holiday Fun at Armada Arndale Tues 10th to Sat 21st of July. Learn how to make spaghetti & meatballs, decorate subway cookies & doughnuts, make fruit rockets and create animals from fruit. There will be FREE face painting, balloon modelling, storytelling sessions and colouring in competition! Plus, your kids will love to get creative with decorating their very own apron and a tall chef hat! Please see below for information on times & locations or visit
Admission: Free
  1. Laois
Birthday Party at Petmania Porlaoise
Saturday 14the July 9am - 6pm
Join us for our 11th birthday Party at Petmania Portlaoise. Details to follow.
Admission: Free
  1. Longford
Old School New School Vintage and Modified Car Show
Sunday 15th July 9am - 5pm
Autopia are delighted to sponsor the Old School, New School Motor Show this July in St. Mel's College, Longford. We'll have a stand at the show, selling our top detailing products including Autopia Black, Tac System, Gyeon, Angelwax, Poorboys, Rupes, Mothers, Klin Korea to name a few! Show cars entry 9am-12pm strictly. Public 12pm-5pm. On site canteen, drivers club, fun for all the family, awards for Top 10 cars and lots of prizes to be won. Raising much needed funds for St Christopher’s Services Andrew O'Malley Fund.
Admission: Adult €10, Car and driver €10,  €15 including food (optional), Kids under 12 free
  1. Louth
Sea Food Rocks
Friday 13th July - Sunday 15th July 2018
A family festival to celebrate our love for the Sea, Food & Irish Culture. Intertwining seafood, music, film and entertainment in an unforgettable weekend this summer. 
Admission: €12 adult, 3-13 yr olds €7, 14-17 yr olds €9.50, OAP €7
  1. Meath
The Midsummer Groove Garden
14th July @ 4pm
ReGroovanation are having another one of their famous parties. this time it will be in their wonderful hometown of Trim in the most happening spot around: the famous High Horse Beer Garden!
The line-up includes local indie rock band MyÇide and the touring DJ Al-Jive Mestizo.
Al Jive Mestizo is a phenomenal Italian DJ playing mostly house music remixes of various world music of all ethnicities.
Admission: Free

  1. Offaly
Grand Canal Adventures
If you’ve ever fancied having a go at kayaking, paddle-boarding or even zorbing (those big inflatable balls that sit on the water!) you’ve come to the right place. Grand Canal Adventures in Daingean have a reputation for combining fun with safety and learning, so whatever activity you pick, you’ll be in good hands. Along with all the water sports equipment you could shake a wetsuit at, Grand Canal Adventures also hire-out bikes with tag-along buggies for those who’d rather stay on dry land. Catering for individuals, families and larger groups, this is the perfect opportunity to discover your inner water-baby!
Admission: €25pp (family)
  1. Westmeath
Vintage Vibes – Music in Mullingar
14th  July
Our first night in the Midlands Venue. Come on Down for a night of classic Disco, Funk, Motown, Soul, Old time Rock n roll and some modern classics
Admission: Free
  1. Wexford
Relay for Life Wexford
14th July
Relay for Life is a massive Community event that brings people from all over County Wexford together in the fight against cancer. 
We celebrate those who are surviving cancer, remember those we've lost and we do our best to raise awareness and encourage the community to fight back, while at the same time raising vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Do you want to get involved? Team Registration is open so if you'd like to register you can do so by messaging our Facebook page or by phoning Gemma on 085 1498143.If you've ever heard those words 'you've got cancer' then we'd love to invite you to come along and help us to celebrate those who are surviving this disease. If you'd like to register as a Survivor you can do so by messaging our Facebook page or phoning Julie on 086 8432579.If you have any questions or concerns about cancer please make sure to contact the Cancer Nurseline on their free phone number 1800 200 700
Admission: Free
  1. Wicklow
Outdoor Movies on the Beach
Thursday 12th July - Thursday 16th August
Outdoor Movies on the Beach is a series of films which will be projected onto a big screen at Bray Harbour across the months of July and August. All you need to do is a bring a blanket and your popcorn and enjoy a wonderful evening underneath the stars watching some of your favorite movies. The films will be screened on Thursday 12th July, Thursday 9th August and Thursday 16th August with the exact films being shown to be determined by votes on social media. The films will start to play when the sun is down, which is usually between 9.30pm and 10pm around this time of year. Join in this great way to experience cinema outdoors.
Admission: Free
  1. Clare
Folk & Bluegrass Weekend
14th July – 16th July
Carrigaholt Folk & Bluegrass Festival takes place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July.  Come along and enjoy a feast of blues, folk and bluegrass music throughout the weekend.
Admission: Prices vary
  1. Cork
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular Cork
Saturday 14th July - Sunday 15th July
Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular is going to be even bigger, better and more spectacular than ever as it takes to Fitzgerald Park, Mardyke in County Cork. Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular features some of the best in international street performance including Sara Twister - the woman who can fire a bow and arrow using her feet, Charlie Caper - the award winning magician from Sweden, a piano juggler, and lots, lots more to keep the whole family oohing and aahing at every corner. Once you've had your fill of spectacular street performance go for a refreshing fun run the length of the Rose Garden in Cork's Fitzgerald Park. When you're feeling peckish, go for a stroll down the Just Eat Street to sample some of the best in international street food. There'll be lots more exhibitions and absorbing interactive workshops, including Pet-acular with the DSPCA, a celebration for your special four-legged family members. Make sure to save the dates from 14th - 15th July when Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular comes to Cork.
Admission: Free
  1. Kerry
July Racing Festival
15th July @1pm -8pm
Come Racing, enjoy the actions at the most scenic racecourse in Ireland.
Admission: €15 - €60
  1. Limerick
July Outdoor Art Exhibition
Sunday July 15th from 12pm
A great way to display art. A wonderful way to meet artists. We are getting a group of 30-40 artists together. We welcome any artist who would like to display their own work for sale. Contact us if you would like to participate in any of the 5 weeks. Venue is Little Catherine Street. A wonderful sheltered street in the middle of town, with lots of character of its own. If interested, please send an email to [email protected] or send a message from Many thanks
Admission: Free
  1. Tipperary
Clonacody 2018
Saturday July 14th 8pm - 11.45pm - Sunday 15th July @ 7.30pm
Clonacody '18 on the lawns of Clonacody House, Fethard, July 14th and 15th 2018. Saturday the 14th @ 8 pm. 'Moonlight Serenade' with Derek Ryan and Ryan Morgan. All your favourite easy listening classics under the stars. Sunday afternoon from 2pm Pat Marnane and Fran Garry with Limerick piper Matt Bashford. Sunday Night @7.30 pm 'The Clonacody Proms'. The Very Best Of Rodgers and Hammerstein staring The Two And A Half Tenors and special guests Deirdre Ryan and Sarah-Ellen Murphy. In Aid Of The Cystic Fibrosis Association Of Ireland and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). Bring a picnic, bring a chair. Bring the family. All welcome. Full bar and food service too. Bouncy castles, face painting etc etc etc
Admission: Weekend €30, Sunday €20 per family, Individual €20
  1. Waterford
Comeraghs Wild Festival 2018
Thursday 12th July - Sunday 15th July
Titled “Comeraghs Wild”, the Festival will highlight the natural beauty, diversity and uniqueness of the area using Walks and Talks, traditional music, poetry and film, with a strong emphasis on nature and adventure. While many of the villages in the vicinity of the Comeragh Mountains have their own highly successful festivals and events, the Comeraghs Wild Festival will see communities right across the Comeraghs working together to collectively market the area to visitors from home and abroad.
Admission: Free - €30
  1. Galway
Teddy’s Bear Picnic
Sunday 15th July 12.30pm - 5.30pm
The magical Teddy Bears’ Picnic will take place at Brigit’s Garden on Sunday July 15th 2018 starting at 12.30pm. Children and their families are welcome to bring along their favourite teddy and join us for a day of fun-filled activities. Schedule of Events: 12.30pm – Teddy Bears’ Picnic Opens, 1pm & 2pm– Musical Stories with Carol, 2.30pm – Teddy Bears’ Disco. All Day Events include: Teddy Bear Arts & Crafts: Make a very special beaded necklace for your teddy bear to take home. Get creative and take some time to colour in teddy bear pictures using crayons and pencils and create a teddy bear collage. Honey Bear Treasure Hunt: Little Bears can hunt for honey pots around the four Celtic Gardens and Big Bears can hunt around the nature trail. All children will receive a small prize. Teddy Bear Hospital: How is little Teddy Bear feeling? Meet the doctor at the Teddy Bear Hospital and make sure he is in tip-top shape. Also there is Pond-dipping, Chalk Portraits and face-painting. To avoid disappointment and guarantee a place, book online at
Admission: Child €10, Adult €8, Senior €6.50, Family of 4 €32, Family of 5 €40
  1. Leitrim
Carrick Water Music Festival
11th – 15th July
Annual 5 day festival in Ireland's loveliest riverside town incorporating music of all genres - Classical, Jazz, Indie, Trad and world music. Also Workshops, Drama, Literature and Children’s Activities,
Admission: Free
  1. Mayo
Dooagh Day
Sunday 15th July
Dooagh Day was established in 2015 to celebrate that the village and its remarkable heritage. Dooagh Day is based around the Currach Racing which are the feature event of the day. There are men’s and women’s events for teams of two. The races were traditionally run each year until the 1980s when the traditions began to die out. The currach races are both incredible physical feats and a sight to behold for those watching on the bay. There's lots of entertainment to go along with the currach races, including a rubber duck race, a load of activities for kids like face-painting and a bouncy castle, live music, exhibitions of photography and artefacts from the area, and a performance from the Dooagh Pipe Band. This special day revives many of the great traditions of Achill, and make for a wonderful excuse to travel out to the far west of Connemara this summer.
Admission: Free
  1. Roscommon
Strings Festival
An Event not to be missed - A fine Celebration of Music awaits for all in 
The Church Gallery @ Ballinasloe Library.

Admission: Free
  1. Sligo
Family Day at Sligo Races
Sunday 15th July @ 12pm
Come and enjoy FAMILY DAY AT SLIGO RACES.  It’s that time of year again and we have a great programme of activities lined up for the children including: ‘Front Runner – Racing Club for Kids’  gives children an insight into racing in a fun and interactive way. Scruffy Duffy is here again with all his fun and games. Face Painting by Elaine, free Ice Cream and Goodie Bags for all the kids. For the Adults and exciting 7 card National Hunt Meeting.
Admission: €15, Student/OAP €10, Family €25
  1. Donegal
Sligo Dark Tales Walking Tour
Join us as we explore Sligo's dark history on a walking tour revealing Sligo's turbulent past with stories of the undead, executions, jail-breaks, disease & macabre tales.On the tour discover Sligo's connection to Bram Stoker, the Irish author, best known for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. The tragic history of Sligo Abbey that inspired W.B. Yeats. Grim tales of crime and punishment in the nineteenth century.
Admission: €10
  1. Cavan
NAG Gallery at Farnham Estate
14th July
nagOffsite invites you to a wine and cheese reception sponsored by Farnham Estate and Sheridan Cheese on Saturday July 14 2018 at 7.30 pm to view the installation of nag artists in the Farnham Estate. Farnham Estate and Cavan Artshave sponsored this event with a publication which will be available free on the night. Farnham Estate has generously offered all guests attending the opening a  25% discount on a room to stay the night of the launch. Please quote the code nag Gallery when making a booking to avail of the offer.
Farnham Estate is one of the largest period dwellings in County Cavan. The nagOffsite project is to place the work of the nagGallery artists in domestic and commercial environments of interest and it is with pride that is does so in this period dwelling which offers a visual juxtaposition to the viewer, by exhibiting contemporary work in a traditional historic setting.
Admission: Free
  1. Monaghan
Monaghan Town Country Music Festival
Thursday 12th July - Sunday 15th July
Monaghan Town Country Music festival is a charity fundraising, open air, four day country music and jiving festival.  This festival is a fine example of a community, from a medium sized boarder town, coming together to create a wonderful event for all to take part in and enjoy. The festival is organised by a voluntary committee with the assistance of An Garda Síochana Monaghan, Monaghan County Council and local business.  The festival was first held in 2013 and since then all proceeds have gone directly to local charities and good causes.
Admission: €10pp, €5 for children accompanied with a paying adult.
  1. Fermanagh
Lady of the Lake Festival
Friday 13th July - Sunday 22nd July
Northern Ireland's largest cross community festival and a Special 40th Anniversary of when it started in 1978. A special homecoming festival.
Admission: Free
  1. Tyrone
Lazy Sundays
Every Sunday in July
Come and join us every Sunday in July for laid back tunes and relaxation. Chill in the Courtyard while the kids are entertained and feast on our summer BBQ.
Admission: Adults £6.50, Children £3.25, Family £16.25, Members Free
  1. Derry
Foyle Maritime Festival
Saturday 14th July - Sunday 22nd July
The Foyle Maritime Festival returns to Derry~Londonderry from 14th – 22nd July 2018 and will host the stopover of the Clipper Race 2017-18 as they near the end of their Round the World Journey.  Queens Quay will once again be transformed into a maritime wonderland full of fun, activities, music, arts and crafts as we prepare to welcome the Clipper Race yachts back!
Admission: Free
  1. Antrim
Dalriada Festival
Saturday 14th July - Sunday 15th July

The Dalriada Festival is well established as N.Ireland's biggest cultural family festival taking place at the iconic Glenarm Castle & Village annually in July. Attracting in excess of 30,000 annually, the main objective of the Dalriada Festival is to recycle and share talent, renew passion and belief in our local area, and regenerate excitement in our land, its people and our shared cultural heritage. The Festival has something for everyone and encompasses a varied programme of action packed events to include World Class Highland Games, Europe's Strongest Man, Live Wrestling, Wife Carrying Championships, Pipe Band Championships, Fine Foods, Chef Demonstrations, Pop-up Restaurants, numerous music and dance stages featuring over 50 acts, craft/trade stalls and exhibitions, performing arts, children's entertainment featuring an appearance by the official stars of children's television and much more including our main stage which to date has featured the likes of Bay City Rollers, Bagatelle, Hothouse Flowers, The Commitments, The Priests, General Fiasco, Duke Special, Amici, Lisa McHugh, Horslips, INNOVA, Philomena Beagley, Mike Denver, The Fureys, Ronan Keating, Nathan Carter, Sharon Corr and many others. The Festival also continues to host major sporting events including a Rowing Regatta, Triathlon, Duathlon, 5k - 10k run, Super Endurocross (N.Ireland's only outdoor super endurocross), Horse Hunt Chase etc. The local village of Glenarm plays a vital role in the many different community events including a street fair, competitions, music, and so on.

Admission: Adult £20, Senior/Youth £17.50, Children U12 Free
  1. Down
Castlewellan Agricultural Show
Saturday 14th July 9am - 5pm
Set across 50 acres in the beautiful surroundings of Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan Agricultural Show always takes place from 09:00 – 18:00 on the first Saturday after the 12th of July each year. Featuring classes for cattle, sheep, goats, horses, ponies, donkeys poultry, pigs, rabbits, dog agility and home industries. A wide range of trade stands, food and craft producers showcase their wares alongside live music, vintage tractors, carriage driving, demonstrations of countryside pursuits, Young farmers competitions, pet show, fashion tent, vintage tea tent and children’s amusements which will entertain all day long. The Show is organised by an enthusiastic committee and we are keen to welcome visitors from towns and cities to profile all the countryside has to offer. We have lots for children and young people to do and see with those under 16 admitted free
Admission: Adults £10.00, Young Farmers (with card) £5.00, Under 16 Free
  1. Armagh
Discover Lough Neagh
Perfect for a whole day out, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre is in the middle of a haven of natural beauty – Oxford Island Nature Reserve. Teeming with wildlife and with fantastic views of Lough Neagh, the miles of walks, bird watching hides, restaurant and children's play areas make this is a great spot for discovering the marvels of Lough Neagh. 
Admission: Free
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