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Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend 18th - 20th November


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Family Christmas Market              

Head to the Dublin Co-Op where there will be more than 40 stalls brimming with local art, design, organic gifts and more. This local family Christmas market will keep the entire family entertained. With a special, free zone for kids, the little ones can indulge in some face painting or even get their hands dirty with an art workshop.          
12 Newmarket, Dublin 8
20th November  

BITE Craft and Food        

BITE is Ireland’s premier artisan food and drink fair, showcasing the latest and best in independent and progressive - as well as traditional - edible fare. Come sample the goods while learning all about the fast-growing industry of cottage foods in Ireland. There will be a hands-on kitchen, where you can test your skills and learn a few new ones, a drinks masterclass for the gourmet beverage enthusiasts among you, demos, recipes and more. Learn about the history of some of your favourite foods, or find out how to make your favourites more healthy. With over 90 food producers from organic produce to hand-roasted coffee to craft beer, there’s something for everyone at BITE.       
RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
18th – 20th November      

 The Feminist Film Festival Dublin 2016     

The Feminist Film Festival is now in its third year and it has a lot to celebrate. Every year, more and more people are speaking about gender inequality in cinema and the film industry. Massive Hollywood stars like Jennifer Lawrence are calling studios out on unequal pay. Mothers like Kristen Bell, of Veronica Mars fame, are drawing parameters for paparazzi. Actress Jennifer Aniston has made headlines giving magazines and tabloids that paint her as an unlucky in love, childless, incomplete woman a piece of her mind. The Feminist Film Festival will screen films which address the voices of women, their beliefs and points of view.
The New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
18th – 20th November      

Ireland vs New Zealand Rugby     

Ireland will take on the reigning world champions New Zealand this November. Experience two of rugby’s most high-profile teams battle it out in an adrenaline-fuelled clash at the world-class Aviva Stadium, Dublin.              
Aviva Stadium, Ballsbridge           
19th November  
Watch on RTE   

Mulholland Drive             

David Lynch is arguably one of the world’s most reliable geniuses. Every film or TV show that he creates is an instant hit, featured on Best Of lists with inspiring frequency. That doesn’t mean that David has always simply presumed success. His film Mulholland Drive began life as a failed TV pilot. When it was rejected by the powers that be, Lynch decided to keep going with the project, and the result was one of the all-time neo-noir greats. Test your psychological strengths as Justin Theroux and Naomi Watts star in the confusing, weaving feature - a film that was so oblique that David delighted in frustrating the cast, who could not figure out what was going on at all. Mulholland Drive isn’t about the plot though, it’s about the dark atmosphere, the velvety cinematography, and David Lynch’s twisted, beautiful genius. Soak it all in.    
Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
19TH – 20TH November

David Crone - Echoes and Reflections      

Belfast-born artist David Crone is 79 and his joy in painting is still as bright as it ever was. Looking to the people bustling down the street with shopping bags, or struggling prams on to buses and taking sneaky breaks outside glossy office buildings for inspiration, he's become a keen observer of people and environment. Acidic tones play havoc across the canvas, dappling and mottling scenes of normalcy, elevating the ordinary into art.This will be a wonderful opportunity to peruse the work of one of Ireland's finest artists, David Crone.           
RHA, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2
16th November – 21st December 

Punchestown Winter Festival      

The Punchestown Winter festival has become a real favourite with jump racing fans.           
Punchestown Racecourse, Naas 
19th – 20th December
From €10            

Barnstorm Theatre present "The Messenger"        

A specially-commissioned play, written by Mike Kenny. How one child keeps it together while war breaks out on the streets of his home town…The Messenger looks at the impact of the Rising on ordinary families like the Brady’s, and at the messages that history carries from the past to the present. The play offers the opportunity to take a wider view of children’s lives in conflict today.    
Watergate Theatre, Parliament St, Kilkenny          
18th – 19th November      

Sean-Óg Festival              

Probably the most popular weekend of the year. Music for high energy dancing is played by top ceili bands, and before and after the ceilis there’s plenty of country music for jives and waltzes. Sunday night’s final ceili features music by a brand new band from Co Clare.           Longford Arms, Longford                
19th – 20th November      

Bernadette Kiely: A Second World - Any Given Day

"Featuring large scale charcoal drawing, painting on canvas and moving image. Closed Sundays and Mondays.           
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan          
19th November

Blackwater Open Farm   

Blackwater Open Farm and Fun Zone in Wexford is a day for the whole family to enjoy. Meet the animals, enjoy a picnic or have a bite to eat in the cafe, ride the tractors and play in the playground. There are plenty of animals to meet and learn about including donkeys, llamas, rabbits, horses, rare breeds of pigs, various birds, sheep, cows, goats and more.           
Ballinaclash, Blackwater, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford           
19th – 20th November
Free - €6             

YARN Storytelling Festival            

We’re often told we have the gift of the gab here in Ireland, but what does that actually mean? We are known throughout the world for the art of storytelling, for our ability to talk readily, glibly, and convincingly. Stories, seancaithe and scéalaí have been shared by the tradition bearers and storytellers from generation to generation. These stories won’t be found in books, but in the minds of the story tellers. There is no set script, a story will be recreated each time it is heard. For stories to live, they need the hearts, minds and ears of listeners. Without the listener there is no story.              
19th November
Free to various  

LOCAL Food and Craft Fair           

LOCAL Food & Craft Gift fair returns to the Blackbox Theatre for its 5th year running. This will be the biggest event yet with over 60 Food & Craft producers from accross Galway city & county. Products range from a selection of homemade and artisan foods; ceramics; jewellery; textiles; quilts; pottery; wood crafted pieces and blacksmiths.      
Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway    
19th – 2-th November

Xpose! Swinford Style     

Swinford’s Cultural Centre gets a glittering makeover on Saturday November 19th and Sunday November 20th in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Swinford Hospice Shop presents Xposé – Swinford Style on Saturday November 19th with fashion shows at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, makeovers, stylist tips, hair stylist demos and a nail bar.  All clothes and much more is available for purchase over the two days at the Cultural Centre Rail Sale, with our stylists giving fashion tips and doing makeovers, helping you select the perfect pieces to take home. There will be entertainment and festive treats throughout the weekend and a chance to win an amazing prize in the Showstopper Raffle.  Sunday sees the return of the Rail Sale and Festive Food & Craft Fair for yet more retail therapy.    
Swinford Library & Cultural Centre, Swinford, Mayo           
19th – 20th November      

The Glucksman Craft 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. The Craft + Design Fair offers unique work aimed at a range of budgets and provides you with a wonderful way to buy and give Irish this Christmas. The opportunity to purchase crafts directly from the makers is an experience not to be missed, featuring leading and emerging craftspeople selling their stunning designs in jewellery, ceramics, woodturning, lighting, textiles & new technologies. Throughout the Craft + Design Fair weekend, the creative team at the Glucksman will run art workshops in the River Room enabling parents to shop and children to have fun making their own craft masterpieces. 5 – 12 year olds. Hour long workshop €8 per child. All materials provided.            
UCC, Western Road, Cork            
18th – 19th November      

Clare Youth Traditional Singing Circle       

The aim of the circle is to provide a social outlet for young people in the county who have are interested in traditional singing. It gives them an opportunity to meet like-minded young people, to share songs and ideas in a fun environment. Presented by Clare Arts Office in Glór, Ennis from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Glór, Ennis          
19th November  

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
17th – 19th November
Free to various

Cork Birdathon

The first ever Cork Birdathon will take place on November 19th. It is a free event taking place on Saturday in Cork.  A fun & interactive day out birdwatching! There will also be 3 meet the experts events, where people can learn more about the birdlife & biodiversity in the area. 

Torc Set Dancing Weekend          

A weekend in a small hotel on the edge of Killarney featuring great local bands and teachers.           
Torc Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry    
20th November

Limerick Science Week   

Science Week brings everyone together from children and adults, to scientists, engineers and technologists and is designed to spark curiosity, inspire imagination and unleash the potential that can help shape the future. The festival aims to challenge stereotypes so young people can see the diversity of people that work in STEM. This year’s festival features a range of scientists and engineers from various backgrounds, ages, and disciplines. A variety of interactive talks, workshops, quizzes, cafe science and fun activities will take place across the week of the Festival.   
Limerick City and County locations           
17th – 20th November      

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 

Watch the latest film following on from the infamous Harry Potter series in cinemas across the country, this weekend!  
Waterford Odeon and other Odeons across the country   
18th – 20th November      

White Witch

Written and performed by Maria Connolly, this is the story of how Jadis, the evil Queen of Narnia, came to earn her title, The White Witch. Jadis has placed a spell upon herself and the children are invited to wake her. Suitable for daughters of Eve and sons of Adam aged 8+ along with their parents.              
Linen Hall Library
17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, BT1 5GB
19th November

Frock Around The Clock at Belfast Cathedral

Northern Ireland's favourite vintage and handmade fair, Frock Around The Clock, will be appearing at Belfast Cathedral from 12-5pm on Saturday 19 November. Featuring around 60 stalls of vintage, handcrafted and upcycled fashion, furniture, home wares and collectables, textiles and decor, jewellery, sweet treats, toys, art, craft, gifts, artisan food and much more this will be the perfect opportunity to do your Christmas shopping in style while supporting local artisans and small businesses at the same time!            
Belfast Cathedral, Donegall Street, Belfast
19th November  

Ballymoney Big Christmas Weekend         

Celebrating Christmas with arts, crafts and culture at Ballymoney’s Big Christmas Weekend. With entertainment for the whole family. Lots of Children’s activities from pony rides to large animal petting farm, arts and crafts, carol singers, kid’s amusements, Santa’s Grotto and large Winter Wonderland, the event certainly caters for everyone in the build up to Christmas.   "Ullans Centre
65 Main Street, Ballymoney
18th – 19th November

Kilmore Parish Craft Fair

St Aidan’s Kilmore (Armagh) Parish Church are hosting their annual Christmas Craft Fair in the Parish Hall on Saturday 19 November 10:00 - 16:00. Those looking for that special and unique Christmas gift should look no further. There will be stalls featuring sweet treats, jewellery, craft, gifts, art and textiles and much more! There will also be lunch and refreshments available - soup, sandwiches, tea, coffee & tray bakes.       
38 Vicarage Road, Portadown, Co Armagh            
19th November
£2/ Free              

Foyle Film Festival

Foyle Film Festival, a flagship project of the Nerve Centre, is the annual celebration of independent films, acclaimed feature length movies, documentaries and short films. Over the last 28 years the Festival has become renowned for attracting high profile names such as Brendan Gleeson, Ray Winstone, Wim Wenders, Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kenneth Branagh, Roddy Doyle, Jimmy McGovern, Sam Shepherd, Danny Boyle, Paul Greengrass, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Stephen Rea, Julien Temple, Andrea Arnold - to name but a few.             
7-8 Magazine Street, Derry/Londonderry
17th – 20th November      
Free to £6           

Bellaghy Christmas Craft Fair       

After a great success last year we will be holding another craft fair on Sunday 20th November 2016 12.00pm to 4.00pm
Bellaghy Parochial Hall, Magherafelt
20th November

Bangor Christmas Light Switch On and Fireworks Display  

Kick off the festive season at the Bangor Christmas light switch on. The skies above the Bangor will sparkle with the fantastic annual fireworks display following the switch on of the Christmas tree lights.
 Bangor Town Centre Time: 17.30
19th November

The Coffe Shop Sessions
Acoustic music session - All welcome to come and play or sing or just to enjoy live music without going to the pub. Great for kids and families.  Paying an eclectic mix of well known instrumental tunes in the Good Thyme Cafe
Mayoralty Street, Drogeheda
19th November

Super Saturday at Share 

Lots of great activities for low prices - Enjoy 1 hour sessions for £6 when prepaid and £8 to pay on the day. Indoor activities to keep everyone entertained. Suitable for kids aged 4yrs + (children aged 4yrs must be accompanied by an adult)
221 Lisnakea Road, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh
19th November  

Veteran & Vintage Club Auto Jumble & Collectors Fare

Monaghan Veteran and Vintage Club Largest auto jumble in the North East, established 30 years ago large number of stalls both indoor and outside, 20th November 2016 Clontibret community centre. Thousands of parts for vintage cars tractors motor cycles oil engines, house hold and farming by gones, books, clothing and collectables of all descriptions. Tea soup and sandwiches all day.            
Clontibret Community Centre      
20th November

Car Boot Sale    

This Car Boot Sale takes place on the 2nd Saturday of every month in the School grounds. Sellers are advised to arrive at 8.30am, there are both Indoor and covered pitches available.
2nd Saturday of Every Month | From 9am
Omagh Integrated Primary School            
19th November
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