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The Clever Map of Free & Cheap things to do on 21st-22nd April

  1. Early Years Workshop 1-3 year olds
5TH -26TH  April, 11am-Noon
Inspired by the gallery’s collection, we will play with texture, line and colour with artist Jane Fogarty. On this journey, we will make, touch, experiment, see, discover and be fully immersed in a sensory world of simple shapes, colours and textures.
Admission: €20 for four weeks or €5 for one class
  1. Free Concert – Lebanon High School Concert Band
21ST  April at 8pm
The Lebanon High School Concert Band is touring in Ireland and will perform in Killarney, Dungarvan will they will finish their tour in Christ Church Cathedral on 21st April! They will be performing a variety of music: Artistic Director and Conductor Lauren Haley has led the band for the past 4 years. Haley earned her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her Master of Music from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Known as an accomplished saxophone player, Haley plays by request for various community groups. She enjoys working with the Concert Band, and has seen a 50% increase in participation during her tenure. Haley is delighted to bring her love of music and her love of travel together by organizing the 2018 trip to Ireland. We are thrilled to experience the beauty of Ireland and we thank you for your warm hospitality.
Admission: Free
  1. Tech Week 2018
Various Locations, Sunday 22nd April - Saturday 28th  April 2018
Tech Week is a festival of technology that will give students, parents and the public hands on opportunities to learn about 3rd-level and career options in computing and other technology fields.
Tech Week will help everyone see the hidden technology in practically everything they do and also how they can apply that technology to other things they may be passionate about e.g. sport, music, health, business, charity.
Admission: Free
  1. Inclusion Ireland
14th April at 11am
We are hosting two upcoming Connect Family Network events in Dublin this April. The dates for the two events are Wednesday, April 13th and Wednesday, April 20th (both 11.00am to 1.00pm). The free events will be held at our head office at The Steelworks, Foley Street, Dublin 1. These events are free of charge, but please register as space is limited. To register, please call Inclusion Ireland on (01) 8559891 or [email protected]
 Admission: Free
  1. Dublin Comic Arts Festival|-6.277839|13
Discover the range of small press comic talent in Ireland at the Dublin Comic Arts Festival at Generator Hostel - the DCAF's very first event of 2018. Part of a quarterly series of small press comic book events, this day out in buzzing Smithfield is the place to be if you're a comic artist or simply just curious about independent art. Meet local artists and comic creators, learn about the different ways of making indie comics - from handmade and self-published to small press publisher-released - enjoy workshops and talks, try the tasty coffee and food at Generator Hostel, and celebrate the colourful spectrum of Irish sequential art. 
Organized by Matthew Melis and The Comics Lab of the Stray Lines comic collective, and sponsored by Avery Hill Publishing (who will lead the book launch for Permanent Press by artist Luke Healy), this is a wonderful showcase of the diverse array of talent in Ireland, all gathered together in one hyper-creative place. Don't miss it. 
 Admission: Free
  1. Carlow
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & George Bernard Shaw Theatre
Bring your family to the Visual Arts Carlow. Explore this stunning building in the heart of Carlow town and visit the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and George Bernard Shaw Theatre. Engage with amazing artwork by national and international artists and be inspired by Ireland’s largest and most spectacular space for contemporary art. There’s lots of activities to enjoy, from weekly parent and toddler art classes to family art workshops, youth theatre, intimate music gigs in the GB Bar, talks, workshops, tours, plus a 320-seat theatre with a packed program of drama, film, dance and comedy.
Admission: Free
  1. Kildare 

An Taisce National Spring Clean
The key objectives of the campaign are to:
• Encourage clean-ups throughout the whole month of April
• Promote personal responsibility for litter
• Heighten awareness of litter and waste issues
• Highlight the importance of Recycling and Re-use
• Increase the number of events and participants annually
• To Foster community spirit through local environmental action
Admission: Free
  1. Kilkenny

Live Music at Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant
Join us for live music every day starting at 6pm! Live Traditional Irish music, cover bands and DJs stop at our door on the regular. Check our website for further entertainment listings
Admission: Free
  1. Laois

The Sensory Gardens
The Sensory Gardens appeal to the five senses of the visitor and provide a peaceful haven of both spiritual and sensory nourishment. The gardens are located at Dove House in Abbeyleix, County Laois.
Admission: Free
  1. Longford
Granard Motte and Bailey
Granard Motte and Bailey is one of the best examples of an Anglo-Norman fortifications in the country.
Admission: Free.
  1. Louth
County Museum Dundalk
County Museum Dundalk is located in a beautifully restored late 18th century warehouse in the town of Dundalk, County Louth. The award-winning museum features permanent exhibitions, temporary displays, music recitals and film.
Admission: Free
  1. Meath
Meath Championship Super Sunday
The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in gaeilge, was once the ancient seat of power in Ireland – 142 kings are said to have reigned there in prehistoric and historic times. In ancient Irish religion and mythology Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the otherworld. Saint Patrick is said to have come to Tara to confront the ancient religion of the pagans at its most powerful site.
Admission: Free
  1. Offaly
2018 All American Car Truck and Bike Show
Sunday, 22ND April at 11 AM - 5 PM
Admission: Free
  1. Westmeath
National Alpaca Show
Fabulous day out for the whole family. Shearing exhibition. Junior handling. Alpaca Show. Spinners and crafts. Great chance to learn more about alpacas
Admissions: Free
  1. Wexford
Imelda Kehoe Album Launch "How To Be Human"
The result of a yearlong collaborative music project with song writer Michael Egan featuring full band performance from some of Wexford's finest musicians.
"Imelda Kehoe is that rare thing: a singer of remarkable subtlety and emotional resonance who also writes songs that act as touchstones that everyone can grasp. Her voice is of the folk tradition but it also brings a freshness and vitality that is both exciting, compelling and all her own. Imelda's songs are distinctive, delicate powerhouses leaping genres effortlessly, they often embrace unusual time signatures and challenging melodic structures, while managing to appear deceptively simple. She is something special"
 Admission: €0
  1. Wicklow
The Hardchargers Live at The Harbour Bar, Bray
April 21st -22nd
The Hardchargers feat. Lonesome Chris Todd return to The Harbour Bar to deliver a mostly original set of electrified Country Blues fused with Roots driven Blues/Rock and more.
Led by Lonesome Chris Todd, The Hardchargers are steeped in inspiration from the greats of the country blues – Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White, Willie Brown, Lightnin’ Hopkins. Their live set is an electrifying reimagining of the Mississippi Country Blues with the lyricism of Lonesome Chris’ real-world blues and a musical language exquisitely refined from all of Blues and Rock history. The Hardchargers have played over 80 gigs a year throughout Ireland since their formation. They have been repeat guests at numerous Irish festivals including Monaghan’s Harvest Time Blues Festival, Wicklow’s Knockanstockan Festival, and the Hilden Brewery Festival, Lisburn. The Hardchargers released their nationally distributed debut album, ‘Scarecrow’ on Market Square Music on January 5th, 2018. More recently, The Hardchargers were added to the BBC Radio 2 Blues playlist and were nominated in the regional category of the UK Blues Awards.
 Admission: Free
  1. Clare
12 O’Clock Hills Guided Walks
Why not experience the breathtaking 12 O’Clock Hills with a guide?  You can choose from either a 5km RED route or an 8.5km BLUE route.  The Red route will take approximately 1 hour and the Blue route takes approximately 2 hours.
Ring 087 9691415 to make a booking.
 Admission: A nominal charge of €2 per person is sought with all the proceeds going towards route maintenance.
  1. Cork
Shamboola at Reardens
Three of the finest musicians playing on the live music scene at the moment. Focusing on powerful vocals and vocal harmonies with rhythm, lead and bass guitar. Covering a range of songs from Elvis to The Jackson Five to Jack Johnson. Focusing on feel good sounds and happy rhythms.
Admission: Free
  1. Kerry
Tarbet Cuckoo Walking Festival
Feel the wind in your face and forget your cares as you ramble around the hidden gems of the Shannon Estuary. The Cuckoo Walks take you through natural woodland, bog land and farmland and along quiet country roads that offer spectacular scenic views.  
Admission: Free
  1. Limerick
Frontline Stage School | Adare & Raheen 2018
Frontline Stage School Adare & Raheen present their annual ‘Theatrical Spectacular’. Sit back, relax and enjoy a jam-packed journey through song and dance with the students of Frontline.
Admission: €14/€12
  1. Tipperary
Killurney Garden
A charming country garden, Killurney is a 1 hectare expanse located at the foot of Slievenamon near Clonmel, County Tipperary. The garden features rare trees and shrubs as well as the ruins of a 16th-century church.
Admission: Free
  1. Waterford
Dungarvin Greenway Bicycle Hire
Situated at the heart of Dungarvan and near the start of the Greenway Bob Troy And Co. is the leading bike shop in the area for Bike Hire, Bike Sales and Bike Repairs/Servicing, and offer a full collection of first class bicycle related services.
Admission: Free
  1. Galway
Youth Ballet West
21st April -22nd April 12 at 7pmSwan Lake / Paquita / Laws of Infinite Motion – Youth Ballet West presents a spectacular evening of classical and contemporary dance. Join incredibly talented young dancers for a diverse evening featuring some of classical ballet’s greatest moments, the iconic white act from Swan Lake, the dynamic Paquita and the world premiere of Laws of Infinite Motion.
  1. Leitrim
Leitrim Dance Project
Come to the shore of Lough Allen in lovely Leitrim to experience the dance styles of Ireland’s best known dancers with music and dance sessions, workshops, outdoor adventures and live music for workshops with Caitlin Nic Gabhann, Ciaran Ó Maonaigh and Jim McGrath.
Admission: Free
  1. Mayo
The Great Western Greenway
The Great Western Greenway's development was made possible by agreement of local landowners who allowed permissive access to users to pass through their lands.The route offers gentle gradients and some of the most idyllic scenery in the West of Ireland. It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands. The route forms part of the National Cycle Network, and it is the longest off-road cycling experience in the country. The ends of the Greenway lie at Westport and Achill, both in County Mayo and the route passes through the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny.
Admission: Free
  1. Roscommon
Roscommon County Youth Theatre present: The House of Oedipus
FRIDAY 20th & SATURDAY 21st APRIL | 8pm
An epic Greek Tragedy following the story of one man’s family who are doomed from the beginning. Are pride and stubbornness the cause of Oedipus’ downfall or did he commit some unknown sin against the Gods? He committed a crime but did not know it was a crime, was he guilty? Bringing four Greek tragedies together, this full-length play brings us three generations, two countries, five kings, two plagues and one war.
Admission: €12
  1. Sligo
Take Off Your Cornflakes
Sat 21 April, 8pm
Take Off Your Cornflakes is a portrait of a marriage, and yet, a love story!  
Tom and Trish have celebrated their silver wedding anniversary but what happens when he wakes up with a strange woman beside him and she tells him she’s his wife?   Trish has to make a choice. Which she does, armed only with humour, music and love. This play is inspired by Rose’s Dad, Jack, who had Alzheimer’s and couldn’t remember he had cancer. “He taught us about staying in the present, because that’s where he lived. We had to learn to never ask a question that didn’t have the answer in the room. His intelligence made life a crossword puzzle to be solved. I believe humour is the only way to survive, if this topic visits you. “Who am I without my past?  Who am I without my partner? 
When we go out of our mind, where do we go?  
You will laugh, you may cry, but you will find a tender story of the true meaning of love.
Admission: Free
  1. Donegal
The Donegal Rose Selection 2018 with R McCullagh Jewellers Tipperary Crystal
The search for the 2018 Donegal Rose is underway. The Donegal Rose Selection takes place on Saturday 21st April in the Central Hotel, Donegal Town Host for the evening Lee Gooch. Show starts 8pm.
Admission: €15
  1. Cavan
Live at Cavan County Museum
20th April at 7pm
This is going to be a very special concert, in a very special, beautiful location.
Me, my faithful Martin guitar and my mandolin will be bringing a mix of songs from the land and the sea as well as a few of my own tunes. Including some new heavy-hitters as well as old faves! 
Delighted to have the young pride of Bailieborough trad, Liam Lynch and his good pal James opening the night with some full-on tunes as well.
It'll be a gorgeous gig and I can't wait!
Make the trip to this one, it'll be worth it.
Admission: €10
  1. Monaghan
The Monaghan Way
County Monaghan is an inland county in the north midlands of Ireland, a rolling landscape of drumlins, lakes, and tiny fields.
Admission: Free
  1. Fermanagh
True places don't map by Kikki Ghezzi & Bob Gallagher
Strule Arts Centre Gallery, in Omagh, presents ‘True Places don’t Map’, an exhibition exploring the layered theme of memory and landscape as home, seen through the lenses of two contemporary artists: Bob Gallagher and Kikki Ghezzi.
Bob Gallagher’s video Shelter, created in collaboration with musician Stephen Tiernan (Participant), and played out through the microcosmic drama of two snails, is a piece about home as a nomadic construct formed through a relationship, and the fragile nature of taking refuge in the life of another. 
A series of images in different formats narrate the dynamics of Kikki Ghezzi’s titanic effort CHI. CHI stems from the Cornish word for house: “Chi”, a theme quite familiar in Ghezzi’s poetics. In particular, CHI is connected to Cape Cornwall, where the artist chose to physically take care of an abandoned house, used in the past by miners to store explosives, wrapping it in blue fish net and fish rope. The artist has documented her experience in an intimate diary. 
‘Oh to Have a Little House’, created in response to the project CHI, is a piece devised as a result of attempting to reconstruct another artist's experience. Through embracing artificial processes, it creates a manifestation of the desire for home through sonic sculpture. Presented as video piece, it captures the physical effects of the spoken word using cymatic technique to transform poetry into motion. 
Admission: Free
  1. Tyrone
Hill of The O’ Neill
From this ancient site the famous O'Neill dynasty ruled Gaelic Ireland for over 300 years. As it did for the chieftains, it still offers panoramic views of Ulster as far as the eye can see. The Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre multi-media exhibitions narrate the site’s importance in Irish and European history, and is a perfect base to begin an exploration of County Tyrone. 
Admission: Free
  1. Derry
Marvel at Mussenden Temple
This circular temple built in 1785 totters on a cliff edge high above the Atlantic Ocean. It's in the grounds of the ruins of historic Downhill Demesne, which are wonderful too. Hike around the estate and clifftop walks for stupendous views. Downhill beach and the temple exterior were used in Game of Thrones, but this is a fabulous site, even if you're not a fan.
Admission: Free
  1. Antrim
Saturday 21st April and Saturday 28th April.
Walking is a great way to keep fit and lose a pound or two.
We are offering a choice of 6 scenic routes to enjoy plus a D.I.Y walk.
Walking offers quality time for sharing with family and friends and your dog can join in too.Walking for Hospice is a great way to help others who are dependent on hospice care to help them cope with their illness.
Admission: Free
  1. Down
Huntsile Hoe-down!
Snappa playing!! from 9pm
Hog Roast, veggie option, salads & desserts
Dancing - Cash Bar - Hog Roast
Admission: £50 (family ticket)
  1. Armagh
Run Armagh
Starting to take names for the run Armagh event. Proud to be raising money for southern area hospice, very simple to sign up. hit your name and 5k or 10k on reception desk in the gym plus your t-shirt size. Great local event to be taking part in and proud to have our name on the medals we expect everybody from the gym to come out and support.
Admission: Free
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