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Energia map of free & cheap things to do 16th-17th June

  1. Dublin
  1. Pipeworks festival
13th June – 17th June
Taking its cue from the centenaries of Claude Debussy, Charles Gounod and Lili Boulanger, Pipeworks celebrates the last one hundred years of the French organ and choral tradition.
13th June 2018 7:30pm – “The Submerged Cathedral” at Christ Church Cathedral
Our opening concert features David Adams, premier Irish organist and former Pipeworks' competition winner celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy. Presented in the stunning surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral this programme includes Leon Roques' transcriptions of this great composer's keyboard works including La Cathédrale Engloutie and other repertoire drawing inspiration from Debussy's life and influences.
Artist: David Adams (organ)
Admission: €8 - €25
  1. Ha’penny Market – Summer market
16th June @ 12pm – 5pm
Admission: Free
  1. Taste of Dublin
14th June – 17th June
Taste of Dublin will return to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from 14 – 17 June 2018. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants each fashioned together exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival.
This year’s theme, Food Lovers Playground, will bring a playful and vibrant twist to the event in June, brought to life through the vast array of restaurants, producers, bars, and exhibitors.
Those in attendance have the chance to mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies. You will enjoy a host of interactive demos and masterclasses, inspiring culinary talks, beer and wine tasting, or simply relax and take in the live entertainment. All at Taste of Dublin – ‘Where Food Lovers Feast’
Taste of Dublin has an afternoon and an evening session, each lasting between 4-5 hours (depending on the day) giving you time to enjoy your pick of restaurant dishes, browse the artisan stalls and enjoy some of the many attractions. Tickets are sold for each session and are only valid for the time and date indicated on the ticket.
Admission: Free
  1. Dalkey Book Festival
14th June – 17th June
Dalkey Book Festival, described by Salman Rushdie as “the best little festival in the world”, takes place every year in June. It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned writers, including Booker Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, Impac winners, Oscar winners and Costa winners. Dalkey, “the most beautiful little seaside town on earth”, has a rich literary heritage. The birthplace of George Bernard Shaw, schoolhouse of James Joyce and playground to Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, Dalkey is also home to the likes of Joseph O’Connor, Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan. It’s the perfect spot for a literary festival of books and ideas.
The charm of this festival is undoubtedly the intimate nature of the numerous events, which take place in pubs, cafés, shops, schools and the local town hall as well as the medieval graveyard, the secret garden marquee and the Masonic Lodge. Dalkey is the kind of place where you will casually bump into some of the world’s greatest writers, in the parks, pubs and cafés of this compact town.
Admission: Free
  1. National Bike Week
164h June – 16th June
Dublin City Council presents the Dublin City StreetVelodrome, as part of National Bike Week 2018, from Thursday 14th June through to Saturday 16th June in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. This free 3-day family friendly event will include live entertainment, music, kids' activities, special guest appearances and great cycle sport entertainment! On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June, StreetVelodrome Dublin City will be open to schools and the general public. Cycling enthusiasts are invited to come along to Smithfield Square and test out their skills on the velodrome which will be open from 3pm to 6pm - no booking required! Bikes, helmets and professional coaching will all be provided free of charge. On Saturday 16th June, Dublin will host the Cycling Village on Smithfield Square where cyclists can pick up bike care tips. There will be plenty of family entertainment including face painting and arts & crafts The Wobbly Circus' colourful street performers will also be showing off their cycling skills on penny farthings and unicycles
Admission:  Free
  1. Carlow
Kandle Family Fun Day
16th June @ 2pm – 6pm
Kildare and Leighlin diocese are delighted to announce a Family fun day will be held in Carlow College on the 16th June 2018 from 2pm to 6pm.
This free event is in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August.
Join us for a picnic, sports, music, art and lots of FUN!!
All are welcome! See you there!
 Admission: Free
  1. Kildare
Kildare County Show 2018
Sunday 17th  June @ 11am – 6pm
A date for the diary for this year's show- Sunday June 17th 2018, Athy Showgrounds ! Fun for all the family. Craft Beer tent, FREE Kidzone, Derby Competition and Pony Classes !! A must for all horse and pony enthusiasts, Dog show, Jiving competition, World War 1 display, Lego display in conjunction with, Craft and Home produce tent, indoor and outdoor trade stands, It's A Knockout(obstacle course) competition, Bubble soccer, Bmx bike track, Cattle and Sheep displays, Vintage Tractors and so much more ! It's only a tenner and accompanied children are FREE ! Also Parking is FREE ! Athy Showgrounds June 17th and its Father's Day ! See you at the Show 2018 !!
Admission: Free
  1. Kilkenny
Kids Mini Marathon
17th June @ 1pm – 2pm
Kilkenny Castle is delighted to host the Kids Mini Marathon once again this year in the Castle Park on Sunday 17 June at 1pm.
Registration outside the gates from 12pm with proceeds going to Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin.
Admission: Free
  1. Laois
Father’s Day at the Midlands Park Hotel
17th June @ 12pm – 4pm
We are having a big celebration for Father's day in the Midlands Park Hotel! Bring your Dad along for a delicious carvery meal in our Charter Bar and the good folks from Ballykilcavin will be on site to do beer tastings! 
See you all here!
Admission: Free
  1. Longford
St. Teresa's NS Killoe Junior parkrun Day
 17th June @ 9.30am
Calling all parents and children in St. Teresa's NS Killoe primary school Longford. 
We're hosting an event especially in your name!
We want as many children as possible from St Teresa's running our FREE 2km run on Sunday June 17th in the Mall. 
All we ask you to do is register for free on and choose Longford junior run as your home run. Parents can also register and choose Longford parkrun as their home run. Print off your child's barcode and bring it along on the day so they get their time. 
Admission Free
  1. Louth
Summer Solstice Restorative Yoga workshop with Ann
16th June @ 11am -1.30pm
Celebrate ,nourish and be inspired ,,this workshop will be a beautiful mix of restorative yoga ,yoga Nidra ,creativity. Ritual and amazing Sound bath with Emma Rose ,,, .celebrating the summer solstice ,, Our ritual space /Ceremony will deepen our connection with our true selves,,bringing in the light,,and,allow for a sense of expansion and deep listening ,,,bringing balance harmony and a deep sense of wellness to Body and Soul ,,the cost of the workshop is €25 and includes herbal teas and healthy treats ,,,
for booking please contact Ann on 0872475624 ,,, lets shine ,,,,
Admission: €25
  1. Meath
The Irish Maritime Festival 2018. Drogheda
16th June – 17th June
The Irish Maritime Festival 2018, in association with Virgin Media, hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port
The banks of the River Boyne come to life every summer as the Irish Maritime Festival sails into Drogheda Port.
 Climb aboard the historic Tall Ships and explore what life is like on the high seas. Watch 250+ brave swimmers take on the might of the river in the 2.7km long Boyne Swim.
Kick back and listen to 21 acts perform on the Ballast Quay stage.
 Enjoy the best of local food and craft beer when you visit “A Taste of Ireland’s Ancient East”. Watch chef Tara Walker demonstrate how to turn local ingredients into delicious meals in our cookery demos. 
Build a sandcastle or dig for buried treasures The Sea Shanty. King Neptune’s Stage is dedicated to kids. Settle down to for laughter and entertainment throughout the day with music, shows and discos. 
Admission: Free
  1. Offaly
Blooms Day Lecture- James Joyce: A Portrait
16th June @ 3pm – 4pm
Fidelma Mahon, MA NUIM will give a talk on James Joyce to celebrate Blooms day 2018.
Admission: Free
  1. Westmeath
Midsummer Sunday Mini Retreat
17th June @ 9.30am – 1pm
Take time out in the welcoming, peaceful setting of Uisneach to relax and recharge. Come, gather in community to honour our inner cycles of rest with the cycles of nature. Acknowledge the natural wisdom to be in contact with ourselves, the land, the magic and Uisneach. Find a place of peace from todays world to be in contact with the harmony and stillness ever present within the sacred energies of the hill of Uisneach. Mindfully walking and connecting with the land, calming the body, the surface mind, and coming into present awareness. Finishing with meditation in the Yurt to experience total relaxation and healing by tuning into the powerful healing available at this sacred site. 
Tea and Coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch. 
Bring a yoga mat, cushion and blanket and please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. 
Admission: Donation of €20 would be greatly appreciated. 
  1. Wexford
Stories at the Hook
17th June @ 2pm – 4pm
My summer pop up storytelling event! If the sun shines, I shall be there! Come, listen to fairy tales and win a prize!
Admission: Free
  1. Wicklow
Harbour Brewha
16th – 17th June @ 12pm – 8pm
Wicklow's finest craft breweries join forces for one weekend and one weekend only at The Harbour Bar.
Announcing the HARBOUR BREWHA, a celebration of Wicklow Craft Beer.
Garden County Brewers
Larkin's Brewing Company
O Brother Brewing
Porterhouse Brewing Company
Third Barrel Brewing
third circle
Wicklow Brewery
Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company
Meet the brewers, sample the stock, try once off pours and witness our home brewers live in action!
The perfect weekender for craft beer aficionados, long time or wannabes. Bring the dog, the da's (it's Father's Day weekend)...and come THIRSTY!
Admission: Free
  1. Clare
Doolin Folk Festival
5th June – 17th June
Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70s and 80s – like Lisdoonvarna down the road, and from the deep musical roots of the County, The Doolin Folk Festival presents powerful music in an intimate setting and ensure that audiences and musicians can feel at one and just enjoy the communal spirit of such festivals.
The Doolin Folk Festival takes place annually in the month of June in the Hotel Doolin Marquee. Human contact is at the heart of traditional music in this country. Festivals like Doolin are clearly filling a void in our virtual age. We may be more connected than ever before but we are also more disconnected in other ways. Out there on the edge of the country, Doolin allows both musicians and audiences to reconnect, to take a rest from media and experience that unbroken but changing nature of our rich and nourishing music.
Admission: €99 (weekend ticket)
  1. Cork
Cork Summer Show
16th – 17th June
Food, flower arranging, farming, fashion, drones, music and lots of family fun are on the agenda for this year’s Cork Summer Show , taking place on 16 and 17 June 2018. Organised annually by the Munster Agricultural Society and supported by Cork County Council, Cork Summer Show 2018 promises to be a huge hit this year as the show has expanded it’s line up this year to include drone racing, flower demonstrations, a fashion and catwalk tent and extended horticulture area for ‘grow your own’ enthusiasts.
“The Cork Summer Show has been running for over 200 years in Cork, yet every year we bring something new to the show to ensure that families and individuals coming along really experience the agricultural exhibits and animals while being entertained at the Showgrounds by everything else the show has to offer. 
Admission: Free (Children under 12) €30 (Family ticket)
  1. Kerry
Old Market Flea
17th June @ 10am – 5pm
Our regular Flea Market goes on tour to The Milk Market (behind Quills)! Expect vintage, handmade, jewellery, crafts, art and food along with music all day and plenty of places to chill out with all the gorgeous restaurants and cafes in The Milk Market.
Admission: Free
  1. Limerick
Outdoor Movies at King John’s Castle
17th June @ 3pm – 5pm
King John's Castle is delighted to announce "MOVIES AT THE CASTLE" Sunday June 17th!
Pack a picnic, pick up some snacks when you arrive & sit back, relax & enjoy some classic movies with the stunning King Johns Castle as your backdrop!
Family Favourite: SHREK at 3pm
Admission: Free Book tickets here
  1. Tipperary
Sheila Stone: Charon’s Boats
16th June @ 10am – 5pm
In 2016, 362,753 people fled to the EU by crossing the Mediterranean. Of these 5,000 were reported missing or dead. This loss of life was the largest in a single year. Ceramic Artist Sheila Stone’s work is a personal and political attempt to give meaning to numbers by making space for their enormity. To date, she has, with the help of friends, students, and local community groups, made five thousand boats. For a limited time this project, a reference to Charon – the boatman of Greek mythology who was paid to ferry the dead to the next life, is displayed in The Source. Like his passengers these migrating families; mothers, fathers, children, uncles, grandmothers, were paying out for a doomed passage. Seeing it, laid out in front of you in an exhibition, it’s harder to look away, the connection to a distant hurt becomes stronger.
Admission: Free
  1. Waterford
Festival of Travel Writing
13th June – 17th June
Immrama is held in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, on a weekend in June each year since 2003. Immrama has been dedicated to the art of Travel Writing, Good Music, and Fine Entertainment since its inception. Over the centuries many people have made journeys to and from Lismore and we hope that you will enjoy your lmmram in Lismore.
Admission: Free - €40
  1. Galway
Bia Lover Food Festival
16th June - 17th June
This family friendly weekend promises to be a truly enjoyable occasion. The festival centre piece will once again be its’ producer market where food and drink producers display their wares. This year, along with the usual wonderful mix of local food & drink producers, the festival also welcomes back wine producers from the Anjou region of the Loire Valley in France. There will be music and dance, a multicultural food tasting, baking competitions, BBQ competition, children’s activities and general all round great fun and entertainment.
Admission: Free
  1. Leitrim
5K Fun Run & Family Walk
16th June @ 5pm
Registration opens at 5pm, race starts at 6pm.
Beautiful course along the canal with second half on the Blueway. 
Cash prizes , trophies and medals will be given out on the day.
Barbecue after in Beirnes.
All monies raised goes towards Leitrim NS Parents Association which helps fund projects and equipment for the school.
Admission: Free                            
  1. Mayo
Greenway Markets
16th June @ 11am – 6pm
Home baking, hand crafts and food market at Marty’s Halfway house.
Admission: Free
  1. Roscommon
Sewing Camp Taster Day - Sat 16th June
16th June @ 9am – 5pm
Summer Camp Taster Sessions are perfect for anyone interested in attending my Summer Sewing Camps in July. Whether you are totally new to sewing or just a little shy about joining a new camp. Suitable for 8yrs+
Come along to the cottage, see the space and try out some sewing. Mums are more than welcome stay for a while too.
Times: Choose From 9-11 | 12-4 | 3-5
Booking online only 
Admission: Free
  1. Sligo
Bards In The Woods - The Glen, Knockranea, nr. Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
17th June
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- slow easy nature walk, up to about 1 km
- bardic session by some heritage trees
- shared picnic blanket
- NO FEE, but bring something for picnic blanket please
- optional, bring your own poems, favourite poems, stories too
- dogs and children very welcome
Questions? Facebook message me or text/phone - 086 208 2873
Admission: Free
  1. Donegal
Sunday Sessions
17th June @ 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Old Classicals and new favourites every Sunday starting May 27that Biddys O’Barnes with live piano and BBQ.
Admission: Free
  1. Cavan
Castle Lake Loop
The loop begins and ends at the car park on the lakeshore and takes you around Castle Lake, with some fine views and interesting sites along the way, including a memorial to those who died at Rebel Hill in 1798. The longer loop (add 3 kilometres) takes you by the graves of the Marist brothers who occupied Bailieborough Castle. The castle (the remains of which are also to be seen in the forest) was built by William Bailie, a Scottish undertaker or planter, who was granted the lands of Tandragee in east Breffni by King James I. He built the castle and enclosed the demesne by 1629. 
 Admission: Free
  1. Monaghan
Free Walking Tours of Carrickmacross
16th June @ 12.00 -13.00
These walks will take place every Saturday morning from May 5 to September 29, departing from the Courthouse at 11am.
The walk takes approximately 90 minutes.
Everyone welcome and no booking is required.
 Admission: Free
  1. Fermanagh
Marble Arch Caves – Explore the Cliffs of Magho
17th June @ 2pm -4pm
Meeting Point Magho Cliffs Car Park off the A34 Enniskillen-Belleek Road. GPS 54.47, -7.90
Guided walk along the Magho Cliffs pathway leading from the Shore Road to the Magho Viewpoint.  The view from the top is arguably one of the best vistas on the island of Ireland and the cliffs are also home to some of the rarest flora and fauna within the Geopark.  Please wear sturdy footwear and warm waterproof clothing.
Admission: £3
  1. Tyrone
Dublin City Ramblers
16th June @ 8pm – 10.30pm
The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk,Humor, Wit and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, Top Ten hits, several Awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s Number 1 Ballad Group!
Admission: £16 | £14 (concession)
  1. Derry
Roe Valley Speciality Market
15th June – 19th Aug
The Roe Valley Speciality Market gives visitors to Benone the opportunity to experience a unique artisan market made up of local food, art and craft producers. Visitors to the market can also meet the producers themselves who are always excited to share their stories of their passion for their unique wares.
The Market is a tantalising array of art and crafts, delicious aromas, fresh produce and sometimes lively music provided by local musicians. There is certainly always a great market atmosphere. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday morning or afternoon whilst at Benone over the Summer holiday period.
Admission: Free
  1. Antrim
Belcycle, cycling festival
16th June @ 11am -4pm
Be inspired to get on your bike – whatever your age or ability – at Belfast’s newest festival dedicated to all things cycling. Belcycle will have something for the whole family to enjoy with a wide variety of free, fun pedal-powered attractions & activities, live music and food. Read more: 
Admission: Free
  1. Down
Kilbroney Vintage Show
16th June @ 10am
Newry Lions Club and the Kilbroney Vintage Show Committee invite you to take part in the Kilbroney Vintage Show. Now in its 33rd year. The show has become one of Europe's largest gathering of classic vehicles from cars, tractors, motorcycles and much more.
Activities and facilities on the day include threshing displays, a funfair, face painting, trade stands, food stands, ice cream/coffee, live music, children's entertainment.
Admission: £3
  1. Armagh
City Walking Tours
13th June – 31st August
Enjoy a guided tour exploring the rich history of Armagh City. From pre-historic Ireland to an unmatched Georgian architecture, modern day Armagh is built against a rich backdrop and open spaces.
For those who want to explore everything the city has to offer, a guided walking tour is a must. You’ll walk through Armagh’s rich history as you hear stories and anecdotes about the area, learn about the city’s renowned Georgian architecture and stroll along the distinct cobbled streets as you unearth some hidden gems along the way.
Sensible footwear and clothing is recommended for this walking tour. Some uneven or narrow streets will be part of the tour. The tour will last 1 hour 15 minutes approx.
of history, clearly visible through its historic buildings
Admission: £3.50
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