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Clever Map of cheap and free stuff to do this weekend 1st-2nd July


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Family Comedy Weekend
We've a great programme of family friendly comedy at the lovely Farmleigh for a whole weekend! including stand-up comedy, comedy workshops, street performers, top joke competition, silly story telling and big board games
 1st – 2nd  July 
The Summer Race
Clontarf Half & 5 mile is not only Ireland’s flattest race but it is also one of the most popular. Clontarf has sold out 7 times in a row! 3,000 people to hang out with. That along with PB potential and the great atmosphere you come to expect.
July 1st
Free to watch
United Against Racism Solidarity Picnic
Sunday, 2 July 2017, 12:00 Noon, Phoenix Park, for the exact location please check out the map that will be published, We would like to welcome our friends, our fellow activists, members of minorty/migrant/Muslim groups, our refugee friends and asylum seeker brothers and sisters in direct provision system, members of the Traveller community and to our Solidarity Picnic.
This will be a family friendly event with children activities. 
We will provide BBQ food including halal meat and vegetarian.
You are most welcome to bring a dish. 
There will be more details announced and we are in contact with various communities, other groups etc to plan the day.
No Charge. Donations accepted.
2nd July
Free to attend
The George Bar Market
A Fab Market with 2 floors of Artists, makers, designers and collectors.
1st of July and 1st Saturday of each month.
Free Entry + Live Music + Full Bar + Beer Garden + Family and Kids Friendly. 
July 1st
Zoological Museum
The Zoological Museum at Trinity College Dublin is once again open to visitors for 2017. The museum includes an exhibition of extinct and endangered species and many other treasures in a truly enjoyable interactive experience suitable for all the family. As well as the usual favourites, we have added a live animal display and new exhibits including 'Extreme Insects’
Open daily from 10.30am - 4pm
Admission:  Adult €3, Children €2
Summer Festival 2017
This Year Maynooth Festival and Events team are working on 2 days and nights of fun for all ages. 
An eclectic mix of Music, Performing Arts, Children’s Activities, Food, Crafts, Colour, Art and History will provide a full program of events for the first weekend in July.
Get your sunscreen ready and get down to the town for what promises to be fun for all ages.
1st – 2nd July
Killruddery Food market
Your market at Killruddery, for community shopping at its best! Fine foods, locally sourced produce, crafts and more. Come and meet your local food and craft heroes, every Saturday, all year round, bring the family or meet your friends and enjoy hot foods, a nice buzz and seasonal themes. Free parking and admission to the market in the sheltered Horse Yard and Grain Store of Killruddery House and Gardens.
1st July
Artisan Food Market
Macreddin Village Food Market allows Artisan Food Producers and Farm Food Producers to showcase and sell their products directly to the public and at the same time is Ireland’s only “no charge to stall holder” market. Market visitors will experience a wide selection of the freshest and highest quality food stalls, live jazz, a spit roast, organic prosecco, creamy pints from Actons Country Pub plus much more. Macreddin Village Food Market – one of Ireland’s longest running Markets, takes place on the first Sunday of the month from April to October and runs from 12 noon to 5pm. Sure to be a fun day out for all the family.
2nd July
Free admission
Maryland State Boychoir concert
Wicklow are proud to host a free concert that will feature the Maryland State Boychoir’s prestigious Tour Choir, along with the tremendously talented Wicklow Community Choir, directed by Tony Norton. There will be a donation box for voluntary contributions.  The Maryland State Boychoir is a diverse group of talented boys who love to sing. The Tour Choir usually consists of a maximum of 20 unchanged voices (trebles and altos) and 15 changed voices (tenors and basses).
4th July
Free admission
Éire Óg Family Fun Day
family fun day hosted by Éire Óg are a GAA Club from Carlow Town which was Founded in 1956. 
July 2nd
Admission €2 – children go free
Ballinabranna Karate Club 5K FUN Run/Walk
Ballinabranna Karate Club Annual 5K FUN Run/Walk €5 Entry per person €15 Family ALL WELCOME - runners, joggers, walkers & pushchairs!! Registration from 9.45am in Ballinabranna GAA Clubhouse. Start 11am sharp
Prizes 1st/2nd/3rd Male & Female, 1st Male/Female youthSpot prizes to be won on the day!Refreshments & raffle afterwardsMoney raised will go to funding Ballinabranna Karate Club National team gear for those who have qualified for the Irish Team competing in the IKU WORLD Karate Championships in Kilkenny 19-22nd October 2017. Karate Ireland will also receive some money raised to go towards hosting the 
2nd July

Wexford Maritime and Food Festival
County Wexford largest free family festival celebrates Wexfords rich maritime history. The Maritime and food festival showcases the very best of Wexford food too. An action-packed weekend on Wexford’s famous quay front with dramatic air-sea rescue demonstrations, sailing, rowing, raft racing, a spectacular stunt air display, a feast of Wexford’s top chefs. There is also a Viking Village, Emercency services Village, Kids Zone, Try it dock, Model Boat Village, a Classic lifeboat rally and lots more. Join us june 30th to July 2nd
June 30th – July 2nd

Strongman Festival
Hook Lighthouse hosts a festival with a difference, as some of Ireland’s leading ‘Strongman’ competitors descend on the 800-year-old tower. Over 15 competitors from all around the country will be battling it out for the title of ‘Hook Strongman 2017’.
Entrants include the Republic's previous strongest man, Italy’s strongest man and world-class power lifters. Alongside the serious display of strength, Hook Lighthouse is planning lots of seaside and piratey fun with events for all the family.
2nd July
Free to Watch
The Abhainn Ri Festival
The Abhainn Rí Festival, is a unique community festival that showcases the diverse and exciting cultural and community life of the small town of Callan. Now in it’s 8th year, the eclectic festival’s ten day programme, running from Friday 30th June to Sunday 9th July, is bursting with visual art, music, theatre, heritage, inclusion, street theatre, architecture and food events. The real star of the Abhainn Rí Festival is the town itself and the programme highlights forgotten and overlooked corners of this handsome town,  such as Bridge Street, The Abbey Meadow, Lockes Hall, The Workhouse, Fennellys,  an old agricultural co-operative, and the streets of the town itself.
30th june – 9th july
Waterford Psychic & Holistic Fair
Free Entry to the Psychic & Holistic Fair at the Tower Hotel, The Mall, Waterford City on Sunday 2nd July - 11 am to 7 pm. Over 30 stands showcasing,
Some of Ireland's top Mediums, Psychics, Tarot and Angel card readers giving One-to-One private & personal readings on the day.A wide range treatments, advice and information available on the day provided by a selection of national and local holistic therapists.Natural skincare & cosmetics product lines, herbal remedies, oils and essences.A selection of quality retailers selling a fantastic array of holistic health products, specialist books, beautiful crystals, gorgeous hand crafted jewellery, angelic gifts and much more.Holistic heath & Spiritual information stands.Also be in with a chance to win a 50 Euro Voucher on the day to spend at any of the stands - see our page for detail.
July 2nd
Free Entry
Churchyard Sessions - Newfoundland (Beers & BBQ)
 Free open Air Concerts Every Saturday at 8pm on baileys new Street.
Newfoundland are SO good we wanted to have them play twice! When we first put on a Live Act out on Baileys New Street on a Saturday Night, Newfoundland were the act that epitomised what the Churchyard Sessions are about. With their unique trad twist on multi-genre music, they set the scene for an unforgettable live music experience!
July 1st

Trilogy Kids Aquathon
Trilogy Kids Aquathon is back again this year! This year we have a Splash & Dash option in all age
categories to cater for the less confident swimmer.
The Splash & Dash swim is 50m in all age categories and then the full run. Your child's age category will be determined by the age they will be on 31 December 2017 as per Triathlon Ireland Rules.
Entry cost €10 (€8 per family member thereafter)
Goodies for all participants on the day.
1st july

Cake Club – Desert Festival
Come along and try some tasty cakes at our "Cake Club" on Sunday July 2nd. Eat Cake & make a donation to the amazing people at CUH Children's unit. If you would like to bake a cake for this event please contact us and let us know! [email protected] Our Cake Club is running as part of Cork Dessert Festival with all the lovely people at Festival Cork!
2nd July
Free admission
LINC's Annual Summer BBQ
Summer time is on the way and what a better way to celebrate than at LINC's annual (and world famous) Summer BBQ!
Saturday 1st of July 7.30pm to 10pm.
Also a chance for a great send-off for those heading to women's camp.
1st July
Free admission
Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 
The event, now in it’s 34th year, is the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Munster, attracting thousands of leisure cyclists who will experience a fun and rewarding day’s cycling, completing 112 miles of the spectacular Ring of Kerry, while at the same time fundraising for worthy Kerry based Charities.
1st July
Free to Watch
OLOL Family Fun Day
Come along with the kids, lots to do - face painting, bouncy castle, cake sale, sporting events, childrens entertainment and much more
1st July

Sundays Outdoor Exhibition
An Exhibition of the best of Limerick Original Art. Each Artist will exhibit their own work. Browse, chat, enjoy great Art.
Any artist interested in participating please contact our website or email [email protected]
2nd July

The Legacy of Percy French
The Legacy of Percy French ( 1854-1920) is a performance of music, stories and song, that celebrates the works and remarkable life of Irelands greatest songwriter.The show and music CD by Peadar MacMahon and Friends has been delighting audiences at festivals in the USA for the past few years. It received a wonderful reception when it had it's Irish debut at the Percy French Festival in Castlecoote, Co.Roscommon in 2016. The show is returning again in July this year to the festival and other venues in Ireland.
1st July

Ankara Carnavil
Ankara Carnival or Nigerians Cultural Day Celebration is to promote the cultural heritage and uniqueness of Nigeria in a special way to enlighten the young, old and the general public about the rich culture through music, dressing, foods, dancing, singing and poem recitation. It is a platform where artists from around the world entertain.
1st July

24hr World Running Championships
Come and watch the worlds best ultra runners compete to see who can go the farthest in 24hrs. We have entries from nearly 40 countries totalling 300 world class athletes.
The 12th IAU 24hr World Championships is taking place in Belfast's Victoria Park in the shadow of the world famous Harland & Wolff cranes and just round the corner from Europe's no.1 visitor attraction the Titanic Centre.
There will be lots to see and do for the whole family so cone al by and help show the world some of our famous Belfast hospitality.
1st- 2nd July

Botanical Art Expo
This is the seventh annual Botanical Art Expo at Claregalway Castle and includes the work of award winning botanical and floral artists. Most of the paintings are for sale and there will be a shop selling related merchandise – cards, prints, book marks, books etc. Credit card facilities available. Free entry to the exhibition for all Garden Festival visitors.
1st July
Free admission
Sea Fest
SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, takes place this year in Galway on Friday 30th of June to Sunday 2nd of July.
Come along and discover all about our ocean – from how we explore, to shipwrecks and creatures of the deep. SeaFest is a fun, free summer festival for all ages and the programme of events includes a seafood fair, seafood cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs and seafaring family fun. There will be tours of ocean going vessels, leisure craft and boats, exhibits on marine life and lots more fun and educational activities.
- See more at:
1st- 2nd July

Backyard festival
Live music in John Dayls
2nd July
Free Admission

National Play day  
There will be Arst and Crafts, Drama, Puppetshows, Penalties, Football Skills, Bouncy Castles, Zumba Dancing, Giant Sack Racing, Story Telling, Obstacle Courses. Everything is Free
1st July

Guided Archaeology & Geology of Cavan Burren Park
As part of the Cathal Buí Festival Community Arts and Heritage Festival 2017 come out and experience a guided tour of the wonderful prehistoric landscape of Cavan Burren Park. Learn more about the magnificent megaliths, the amazing geology and the intriguing folklore of this special landscape with local Geopark Guide Séamus Ó'hUltacháin. Walk will last approx 3 hours. Please wear sturdy footwear and warm waterproof clothing. There is a charge of € 5 for adults and children are free. For more information and to book contact Séamus on +353 (0)87 9653178
2nd July
€5 adults / Kids go Free

Cars and Coffee
We are excited and looking forward to our July meet up which will be held again in the car park of the former Carroll's Tobacco factory at DKIT Dundalk. Please enter via the Crowne Plaza Hotel. We kick off at 9:30am and finish at 1pm but you can drop in and out during those times if you have places to go! As before we would be grateful for a small donation of €2 per car to help offset the costs of running the event.
We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday morning the 2nd of July :-)
2nd July

4th of July party
Come celebrate Independence Day for the USA with us, Food, music and information will be available. Come to the Market Square Yard and meet new friends!
1st July
Admission Free

Fun Run
Moore United FC are hosting a 6km Fun Run/Walk on July 2nd starting at 1pm from our Club Grounds.Entry €10 for adults/over 18s children go free! All funds generated go to the the running of all our Underage structures in the Club.
Please like, share and support if you can.
Up the Parish!!
2nd July
€10 adults/ children go free

Westport Flower Festival
WESTPORT FLOWER FESTIVAL in aid of Church restoration and Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017
Open llam-6pm each day. Admission €5. Light Refreshments from Holy Trinity Café, Crafts and Plant Stall Contact
Steve Brickenden 087 696 1329 Maggie Hadden 087 411 7165
1st July

Land of the Giants walking trail
Welcome to the Land of the Giants, the Forest Walk extension to the Clare Lake Walk in McMahon Park, Claremorris.
A towering yellow door, a red chair that belongs in the world of Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant, an enormous set of keys that can never be lost, dangling from a random tree and a caged T-Rex dinosaur, – these are just some of the sights to behold. 
“Two giants, Clare and Morris, live here, but nobody has ever seen them”. 
Mayo has so many wonderful looped walks but The Land of the Giants is a first for Ireland, with its handcrafted wooden features to help guide you around the 4.5 km route.
Its family, buggy, bike and wheelchair friendly and with a total distance of 5km and with a flat terrain, it’s a walk for all.

Quiksilver & County Sligo Surf Club Junior Event
Welcome to the event page for the 2017 Quiksilver County Sligo Surf Club Junior Tour Event to be held over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July in Strandhill. This year we are delighted to welcome and thank our sponsors Quiksilver, Tribe Clothing, O'Briens Sandwich Bar and Good4U.
1st- 2nd July
Free to watch
Summer Festival
Donegal Town Summer Festival 2017, the Diamond, Donegal Town, Fri 30th June - Sun 2nd July. Another Great weekend guaranteed!
30th June – 2nd July
Free – Variuos

The Legend Ted Keenan
 – Triple Channel Swimmer (1934-2013)
2 July 2017 – 24 September 2017
This exhibition celebrates the unique achievement of Enniskillen born Ted Keenan. On the 13 August 1972 he became the first Irish man to swim the English Channel; a year later Ted swam the North Channel and in 1975 he swam the Bristol Channel. He was the first Irish man and the second in the world to achieve this remarkable feat. This display made possible by Ted’s family, offers us a wonderful personal insight into the life of Ted Keenan.
Normal admission rates apply.
2nd July
£5.00 adults £3.00 children.

Family Fun Day
Come along and join in the fun at our family fun day. Let the kids enjoy the bouncy castles, face painting, football dartboard and much much more! Britain's got talent star 'DUFF BALLOONS' will also be making a special appearance!! Admission costs £5 including one bbq item and a drink
1st July

Flea market
Belfast flea market is a magic little market that happens once a month.. The first Sunday of every month.Come along for all things second hand, vintage,retro,antique,bric a brack,preloved and bargains galor!! Great food,drink and music too!! We will have movies and live music too. A great day out for all the family!
2nd July
Free entry
Kelly's fun day
On 1st July Kellys will be THROWING A PARTY and EVERYONE'S INVITED!!
We'll have Q-Radio's Big Bus broadcasting LIVE with radio DJ Kevin McAllister!
 We'll have lots of free burgers and hotdogs on the BBQ (get down early to make sure there's some left) We'll have FREE ICE-CREAM (come down early to make sure you get some!)We'll have a bouncy castle AND laser tag provided by The Funhouse, Newry We'll have FACE-PAINTING We'll have games and competitions We'll have lots of prizes and goodies to give away!
1st July

Lazy Sundays - The Argory
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
2nd July

Borrisoleigh Festival
Wheelbarrow Extravaganza will feature at this years Borrisoleigh Festival which takes place on July 1st and 2nd.
The competition is open to everyone to submit their modified wheelbarrows to be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Your imagination is the only limiting factor in this unique competition!
The wheelbarrows must meet the eligibilty criteria of having one single wheel at the front and two supporting legs and two handles at the rear and be capable of being moved by one person.
There is fantastic scope for individuals, community groups and businesses to come up with their own unique designs, decorations and modifications. Whether you want to make a wheelbarrow from old pallets, show off your prize begonias, decorate in your club colours or add solar panels and gadget charging stations to your wheelbarrow, the choice is up to you and the fame and glory is yours for the taking!
The wheelbarrows will be on display to the general public on Sunday 2nd July when the judging will also take place.
1st 2nd July

Cricket and sports festival
Beach Sports Ireland is an initiative to bring out fun, entertainment aspects of all sports to Ireland Beach. Sports include Cricket, Volleyball, Soccer, Tag rugby, Athletic Races, Wind surfing, and more..
This year Beach Sports Festival is on Saturday, 1st July 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm at Bettystown-Laytown Beaches.
All sporting activities are organised by by various clubs and organisations in one fine summer day on the beach during low tide. Beach sports concept is open to all sports and all levels of players. Beach Sports idea is to have fun in sun, getting fit and play with family & friends.
Please come along, play and enjoy.
July 1st

Live Music show in the Outpost.
Benjamin Hamilton and Nate James are playing too.
Limited tickets, so don't wait around.
Doors at 8. BYOB.
1st July
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