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Clever Map of cheap and free stuff to do this weekend 15th-16th July


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Wuthering Heights Day
The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever is on its way to Raheny, so get dancing with excitement like a young Kate Bush. 
Raheny may be a far jaunt from the heather-strewn Yorkshire moors but that’s no reason not to balletically spin through the long grass looking for your Heathcliff. 
15th July
Admission Free
98FM Big Waterslide
Get your swimsuit ready because Dublin’s 98FM is bringing back the 260ft waterslide with Dublin City Council!On Saturday 15th of July and Sunday 16th July the two lane inflatable slide will run down Winetavern Street, giving sliders the chance to travel through Christchurch like never before. Wannabe sliders should tune into 98FM and following a cue to listen, be ready for action to go online and register for their wristbands. Watch out for slide giveaways and prizes on our Facebook page -! 
15th- 16th July
Free to watch/ Apply online for wristbands

SPAR 5k Fun run
Join Al Porter, Karl Henry, Derval O'Rourke and Irish Olympian Mick Clohisey in the SPAR Fitlive 5k/10k Run on July 15th at 10am in the Phoenix Park. All participants will receive the following on the race day: • Goodie bag • T-shirt • Medal • Race chip-timing • Finish line video • Baggage storage area. • Refreshment This is a family-friendly event with: • Place prizes for under 18's • Free entry kiddies 500m dash (for Under 10's) • Face Painting • Picnic Area
15th July
Free for Children under 10
The Grand Dublin Swim
The Grand Dublin Swim is a big family fun day event that will take place for the 4th year running starting at Custom House Quay, River Liffey.
This year we have added a even bigger swim our new 10km wave!!
Can you do it??
Our Swim starts at 13:00 hrs
13:00hr 5km and 10km swimmer
15:00hr fun swim 250m and 750m
15:30hr Intermediate and Advance 1600m
16:00hr Leinster Open Sea 1600m Female Swimmers
17:00hr Leinster Open Sea 1600m Male Swimmers
18:00hr Elite Swimmers 1600m
Everyone is welcome to join us for a great BBQ night in the Hartcourt Hotel, please book your ticket so you won't be disappointed.So join us and be part of it! Bring your family and friends along, this is a day not to be missed!
15th July
€10 Fun swim / Free to Watch

Up for the match
Come and show your support in a night of fun and music in our Clubrooms. Kildare V Dublin meet in the Leinster Final on Sunday 16th and we have our 'Up For the Match' the night before live music doors at 9. A great way to prepare for the game!!! Are you a true Lillie fan or a Dub in exile? This night is for you!!
16th July
Free admission
Wing Fest
After a great first year Wings Food Fest returns July 15th & 16th. This weekend food festival is dedicated to the mighty chicken wing and includes a street food market, hot wings challenge, live music and more
Carlow Men's Shed Family day
Come and join us for a cup of tea, coffee and light snacks on Saturday 15th July. Our Family Day is a chance for you to meet us and see what we make and do at the Shed.
15th July
Monster Charity BBQ
Family day BBQ with live music, Headlineing “Point Blank”
Tickets €5 - Available from Club Members
15th July
€5 admission
Seisiún Round The Fire at the Forge
Next seisiun sat 15th July 9.30pm
All the regular musicians and special guests - wide range of music and songs including trad, folk, ballads, sing along, rock, country etc.... and even a bit of and also spoken word and dancing and most of all craic!
Any musicians, singers, dancers, story tellers, poets etc.. who would like to join in - please message Declan Cosgrove or email [email protected] BEFORE the event.
All friends of friends are welcome. Free entry - bring your own bottle. Feel free to also bring along any nibbles / wood for the fire etc... if you like.
15th July
Free Admission
Relay For Life
Relay For Life Kilkenny takes place at Kilkenny Rugby Club on July 15th & 16th. Relay for Life Kilkenny is a 24 hour community event that raises money for the Irish Cancer Society. We'll be back again 15-16 July 2017!This is the fifth year of the local participation in the national event which celebrates life and survivorship.  It’s used by many to remember loved ones lost to cancer & to fight back against the disease.Teams are of 15 people and no minimum fitness level needed.  This is a family orientated event which Celebrates Survivorship and a future with better outcomes for those who have had a cancer diagnosis . Remember those we have lost to  Cancer at the Candle of Hope ceremony.
ll funds raised go to the Irish Cancer Society.
Free to attend (Donations encouraged)
15th 16th
Pug Club
Kilkenny Pug Club, the county’s newest group, is recruiting members!
There will be regular meet-ups for pugs, pug crosses, pug owners & pug lovers to get-together & socialise these funny little dogs.
First gathering is on Sunday, July 16 at 1:30pm in Kilkenny Castle Park.
For more find KilkennyPugClub on Facebook.
16th July
Free to Attened
Comeraghs Wild Festival 2017
The Comeraghs Wild Festival 2017 has a myriad of events lined up to suit all tastes and all ages. It takes place from 14th to the 16th of July. It has become such an established festival since it first graced the Comeragh area in 2013, so much so, that it is now tradition. The Comeraghs Wild Festival 2017 celebrates the culture, heritage and activities associated with the Comeragh Mountains as well as highlighting the natural beauty, diversity and uniqueness of the area.
14th -16th July
Free- Various

Family Floorball Faceoff
Portarlington Community Centre are delighted to be teaming up with Festival Francais de Portarlington 2017 to bring a FREE Family Floorball Faceoff competition to this years festival. Floorball is an indoor team sport similar to hockey.Our FREE Floorball Family League will take place in the Main Sports Hall atPortarlington Community Centre between 2pm - 4pm on Saturday 15th July 2017.A team of 6 (3 must be under 16) can compete for FREE in our Family Floorball Faceoff League to be crowned Port's French Festival Family Floorball Team 2017. The winning family will receive a FREE Portarlington Community Centre Birthday Party Floorball Package.This will be a fun filled FREE Family Event the whole family will enjoy. Registration will be open from Monday July 3rd at Portarlington Community Centre Reception Office during office hours.
15th July

Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular in Cork 2017
For our full festival line-up, see!
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular will return to Cork’s Fitzgerald Park on July 15th and 16th. 
Entry to this family friendly festival is entirely FREE of charge. 
Areas to explore at this summer’s biggest festival include Laya Healthcare’s Greatest Place on Earth; a spellbinding land with family health and happiness at its heart, a world street food village from Just Eat Ireland with a waiter service, and pet wellness area with the Dublin SPCA and Purina. We would love everyone - families, friends, couples and pet pooches - to come join in the celebrations and enjoy our FREE festival this July
15th- 16th July.
Free – Various
Cork Cycling Festival

Cork Cycling Festival 15th to 24th of July 2016. This year's festival have over 30 events with something for everyone. Day, lunchtime and evening cycles.
15th- 24th July
Free- events may vary.
Yoga at Fota
Join our gentle yoga flow class with Bikram Yoga Cork in the beautiful surroundings of Fota Wildlife Park on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of July.
- Classes are free with entry
- Classes @ 11am, 1pm & 3pm
- Children aged 12+ must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
- Fota Wildlife Park – Cypress Lawn - (Across from Entertainment Marquee)
15th – 16th July
Free admission.
Car treasure Hunt
Fun Treasure hunt covering some roads in mid kerry. Clues will be provided and all you must do is find the answers. Prize for overall winner. Cost is 5 euro per car for members and 10 euro for non club members. It's open to all makes, models and age of car.
16th July
€10 – for non members
Limerick LGBT Pride

Limerick LGBT Pride has announced that they are “delighted” to have X-Factor star Saara Aalto lined up for their festival this year.
Saara will headline the Pride Climax party at Dolans’s Warehouse the night of Saturday, July 15th. The evening will be hosted by well known Limerick drag stars Sheila Fitspatrick and Madonna Lucia and will feature performances from Dublin’s Paul Ryder and London’s Shyanne O’Shea. The event will feature 3 DJ’s with DJ Ruth on the main floor, DJ Jules in the Kasbah and Saved by the (0’s upstairs.
15th July
Yeats Exebition
This exhibition will feature nearly 50 works of rarely seen paintings borrowed from mostly private collections, this unique event will encourage visitors to see Ireland through the eyes of two very different artists working before, during and after the establishment of the Irish Free State.In their distinctive ways, both Yeats and Henry offer an insight into the Ireland of their day, the newly independent Ireland, its landscapes and seascapes and the ways of life of its people.Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry: Contrasting Visions of Ireland is open to the public from Friday 2nd June to Saturday 30th September in The Hunt Museum. 
15th- 16th July
€5.50- Various
Ballinvreena Annual Flower, Vegetable & Cake Show
The 41st Annual Flower, Vegetable and Cake show takes place on Monday 10th - Sunday 16th July.
From €5- €20

Carrigaholt Folk & Bluegrass Festival
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.
14th- 16th July
Free- Various

Handmade In Galway- Indoor Market
11 stalls full of only handmade products from your local crafters, designers and artists. Free admisison child friendly
16th July
Free admission
The Galway Fringe Festival

is a boutique multidisciplinary Arts Festival based in Galway City. The festival has an international roster of talented artists and encompasses visual art, music, theatre, dance, literature, cabaret and exciting street spectacles. The Galway Fringe Festival also realises the vital importance of providing a platform for home-grown artists and aims to showcase our national talent to the world and to Galway. As always, we will be extending invitations to international artists across all disciplines, bringing acclaim and attention to our city and breathing life into the Arts. We also aim to encourage the reservoir of Irish-language talent Galway has to offer in terms of the arts and, to present this internationally as a centre of the Irish language.
15th – 30th
Free / Various
All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis 2017
The organising committee are working hard to organise a countywide weeklong programme of events for the Fleadh. These will include a wide selection of outdoor and indoor events, Workshops, Trad sessions in the pubs, Singing, Dancing, Aifreann Tradisiunta, Tours, promotion of Irish Language events, Open air Gig – Rig and most importantly the Leinster Fleadh competitions where competitors from the 12 counties of Leinster will compete for the All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis 2017. We look forward to seeing you in Ballymahon from 10th – 16th July for what promises to be a most memorable Fleadh Cheoil Laighean 2017.
14th- 16th
Free to various

Rock 'n' Country festival
The 4th annual Rock 'n' Country festival in aid of Aoibheanns Pink Tie!
Live music & performances by The Willin' Fools, The Urge, The Long Riders, Off The Record, Dave L & The Beats, Hedcase, Cc Cooper, Brother Bold, Henry Mac, Ceili & James, The Wagtails, Paul Bailey Band, Beyond Nashville, Spin Off, KaceyD, Broadway Babies Stage School, Castlebellingham Ukulele Orchestra & The Ceol Heads!
16th July
Free Entry
Water Music Festival
The 13th annual Carrick Water Music Festival is just around the corner, commencing July 12th, bringing 5 days of musical and artistic discovery to Carrick-on-Shannon. An exciting and innovative line up is planned with something to please all artistic tastes. We have lots of exciting plans in progress!
Free Town Music Trial | Literary Events | Art Exhibitions | Recitals | Workshops | Film | Family Fun
5 Days of Musical and Artistic Discovery in Ireland’s Loveliest Riverside Town In between, experience Fine Art Exhibitions, Literary Events, Children’s Art Workshops and a FREE musical trail throughout the town.
12th- 17th
Free – Various
Coillte Come Home Festival 2017
Begingin on 13th to the 17th of July the Coillte Come Home Festival, Firework displays, Family fun day on Sunday. Local Musicians in the Big Reb Barn. Family friendly events, And lots more!!
12th- 16th
Free- Various

Salmon Festival
The Ballina Salmon Festival is particularly proud of its family-centered focus.  One third of the festival’s entire programme is dedicated solely to children.
The action-packed programme also includes old favourites like International Evening, Heritage Day, Mardi Gras and the Fireworks Display, along with river-based events like fishing competitions and raft races. New events are introduced annually to keep the festival fresh and exciting.
10th – 16th July
Free to Various

Street Fest
Cairde Sligo Arts Festival is delighted to collaborate with the Creative Ireland programme for this year’s closing event.
An afternoon of street theatre, music, circus workshops, arts activities for kids and more. Featuring Ouch Entertainment’s hilarious street show Yodel where contemporary circus meets traditional Alpine culture in a splendid display of stupidity. We will be joined by Realta Entertainment for circus workshops where kids can learn juggling, plate spinning and slack rope walking and by Sligo based screen print and design company Pulled for workshops where kids, young and old, can hand screen print their own post cards or tote bags. We’re also delighted to welcome Wayne O’Connor for an animated, high spirited storytelling session.
15th – 16th July
Free Admission

The Buncrana Festival
Friday 14th - • String Empire 7pm-9pm •• Paddy Casey 9pm-11pm •Saturday 15th -• The Whistling Donkeys 7pm-9pm •
• Little Hours 9pm-11pm •Sunday 16th -• Jj Milligans 7pm-9pm •
• The Pop Gods 9pm-11pm • Mainstreet Music entry: €5.00Kids under 10 go free! Food & Business Expo
14-16th of July
€5- Various

Summer Sunday Music Programe 
Start Date: 16 July 2017 End Date: 16 July 2017Time: 3pm - 4pm
Venue: Jordanstown Loughshore Park
Free Sunday band concert at Jordanstown Loughshore Park. Part of our 'Summer Sunday Music' programme.
This is an outdoor event. Please come prepared for the weather.
Actual bands and programme may change at short notice.
Performances may be cancelled in the event of wet weather.
16th July
Free Admission

Trim Vintage and Veteran Car Rally
All day event, gates open from 9am. This event has something for everyone and all age groups.This is a annual vintage car show which has been taking place for over 30 years. People travel from all over Ireland to Trim as it is always a good day out with lots of other attractions such as The Dog Show Competition.
16th July
€5 per adult, children under 12 are free.
Killyleagh Regatta

Everyone Welcome to the Killyleagh Yacht Club Annual Regatta! First Start 14:00, Regatta Tea after Sailing with,Music by Conal Montgomery 17:00 - 20:00
Followed by Music by Ryan Doyle 21:00 - 12:00
BBQ available for purchase from McGreevy Butchers (cook your own) from 19:00-21:00. Wide selection available
Why not come along and make a day of it!
15th July
Free Admission
Parkrun 5k
Every Saturday at 9:30am.
It’s run in Palace Demesne Public Park,’s free! but please register  before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode If you forget it, you wont get a time
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!Armagh parkrun needs you!It is entirely organised by volunteers – email [email protected] to help.We’re friendly!Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Moody Boar restaurant is on site within the stables courtyard offering fresh homemade food – please come and join us!
Saturday 15th
Free Admission
Pet Farms
Pet Farms are a great place where kids can spend time in an entertaining and educative atmosphere watching and learning about live animals. Children learn all about the farm animals and are allowed to get up close and in some instances participate in feeding the animals. Most of Offaly’s Pet farms run family events throughout the year and offer great value. Check here to find a Pet Farm in Offaly and have a fantastic family fun day out.
€7 Per person, Kids under 2 go free
Open Monday – Friday 12- 6

It’s a long way To Tipparary Festival
It’s A Long Way To Tipperary Festival 2017 from the 14th and 15th of July 2017.There will be churn rolling, craft market, street entertainment, and cos play event.
14th- 15th July
Free Admission
Sperrin Fun Farm

Sperrin Fun Farm is a modestly sized Indoor Play Adventure Area ideal for smaller kids, which features a dual level safety padded climbing structure to wriggle through plus a side section with balls and rockers ideal for even smaller ones to enjoy. You'll also find Bouncy Castles in here which are great for letting the fizz out of the kids!
Open Saturdays 10:30am – 5pm
Adults/Kids: £5.50

Doll Tea Party
Time to have party again. All dolls our invited for afternoon of funny and party. 
There will be great day for photos , catwalk , create new dolls clothes designers and Dolls Competition. 
Come and join in the World of imagination .
15th July
€5 admission
FGB Family BBQ
An opportunity to meet a bunch of men from the Christian Motorcycle association with amazing stories to tell! Add to that good food, good fun and a great group of people.
15th July
Free admission

Petlands Park
We invite you to come and explore Peatlands Park . This extensive park has a wilderness appeal. It is situated near the shores of Lough Neagh just off the MI at exit 13 south of Dungannon. The Park provides a unique opportunity to experience both peatland and woodland habitats and their wildlife. It also offers visitors tranquil walks through peatlands, woodland and traditional orchards, with a bog garden viewed from boardwalks where features include insect-eating plants. The Park is home to a wide range of wildlife including meadow pipits and cuckoos, and many types of insects, particularly butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies. Many woodland and wetland birds and several species of waterfowl nest here. Red and grey squirrels, badgers and hares are also present, while lizards and newts can be found in the open bog areas.
Train; The Peatlands Park Railway is in operation on weekends and Public Holidays from Easter Sunday through to 31 August 2017 from 13:00 to 16:00.
Tickets are available at the train platform:
Adults - £2,Children 5 to 16 - £1
Daily 1:00pm- 4:00Pm
Children Under 5 Free
Vintage car show
All day event, gates open from 9am. This event has something for everyone and all age groups.
This is a annual vintage car show which has been taking place for over 30 years. People travel from all over Ireland to Trim as it is always a good day out with lots of other attractions such as The Dog Show Competition.
16th July
€5 per adult, children under 12 are free.
IF THERES NOT A GARDEN FESTIVAL HERE EVERY SUNDAY IN DANNY BYRNES IS IT EVEN SUMMER? That's right Folks we are yet holding another garden festival here on Sunday The 16th. We have plenty of fun and exciting things to suit everyone going on the night, BANDS, DJ's, FACE PAINT, FREE BBQ, DRINK PROMOS, 2 for 12 COCKTAILS.
16th July
Free admission
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