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Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend 20th - 22nd May


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We know that you're money smart, that's why you're with Energia, so we figured you'd like to see what cheap and free things are on around the country this weekend. 

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The Dublin Rave Market              
Market.Share presents The Dublin Rave Market at The Palace Venue on Camden Street.  Inspired by the eccentric Madrid summertime rave markets, Market.Share are bringing this high - energy retail experience to Dublin for our first 2016 event.  
The Palace Venue on Camden Street.   

The Docklands Festival 
A celebration on Grand Canal Dock with a weekend of entertainment and competitions on both the water and the land.
Grand Canal Dock 
21 - 22 May

Open Air Concert in Clane to celebrate the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
As part of the Dubai Irish Open there will be a stage set up on the main street in Clane  
Church Plaza, Main Street, Clane             
The Leprechaun Cavern               
Fire up the kids imaginations with a trip to the Leprechaun Cavern in Carlingford
Shalom Buildings Ghan Road      
From €3.50         

Lough Boora Discovery Park
This vast, unique stretch of bog land is home to a spectacular collection of massive outdoor sculptures, and a sanctuary to countless species of birds, water-foul and fish. In fact, there’s so much to see, why not bring a picnic and make a day of it!
Boora Leabeg, Tullamore             
FREE to visit Lough Boora Discovery Park (Car Parking €2)             

PolskaEire Festival - Family Fun Day      
Come along and join in the fun! "Polish BBQ Lunch" prepared by Taste of Poland, The Kitchen Restaurant, Edys – cakes, crepes and twisted potatoes, Make It Fruity – fruit bouquets and more | Friendly football match Polska-Eire | Sport activities for children and adults | Bouncing trampolines | Face Painting | Kia Ora Mini Farm | Childrens disco | Skate show in Skate Park | Live music on stage | Market Fair of Polish and Irish handcrafts and other | Raffles and Competitions     
Gorey Town Park            

Schoolhouse for Art May Art Fest           
Schoolhouse for art celebrate national drawing day in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow on Saturday- exhibition runs Friday 6:30-8pm Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm         
Enniskerry, Wicklow      

Galway City Museum
Situated behind the famous Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum houses exhibitions which explore aspects of the history and heritage of Galway City.     
Spanish Parade, Galway               

Galway Blue Challenge                
The Galway Blue Challenge involves a charity cycle from Maam Cross to Croagh Patrick, a climb of Croagh Patrick followed by an overnight stay in Westport, then a cycle back to Galway the following day.   All in aid of the Galway Autism Partnership.   A great event to support & spectate.

Keem Bay           
Keem Bay, at the western end of Achill Island, is one of the most picturesque bays in Ireland. It is accessible by road over a twisting clifftop route on the side of Croaghaun mountain. Keem Bay is virtually uninhabited (the only building is a former coastguard station) and provides a peaceful and magnificent retreat from the 21st century.
Keem Bay, Achill, Co Mayo

Féile na Tuaithe              
Féile na Tuaithe is a two day free family event celebrating continuity and embracing change in Irish county life and traditions.          
National Museum of Ireland -- Country Life, Turlough Park          
21 - 22 May        

Aussie Rules Football League of Ireland                
The second round of fixtures of Aussie rules football league of Ireland are taking place in the UCC playing fields, Curaheen, Cork City at 12pm with teams from Cork, Belfast, Galway & Dublin playing.
Games are on from 12-5.             

Caribbean Princess Super Liner                
Caribbean Princess super liner will be in Cobh Co. Cork on Sunday.
Cobh, Co. Cork 

Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium          
Gaze in wonder as you get up close and personal with the magnificent marine life inhabitants.         
The Wood, Dingle, Co Kerry
From €7.80          
King John's Castle               
King John’s Castle is situated on King’s Island in the heart of the Medieval Quarter of Limerick City. The attraction boasts a new visitor experience that brings together the castle’s remarkable archaeology and 21st century technology to help you discover the history of Limerick and King John’s Castle.      
Nicholas St, Limerick          
FREE - €8 Family tickets from €20.60              
Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails
Forest road climbs lead you into twisty single tracks with loads of ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits! The trails range from a moderate 6 kilometre greenwood loop to the demanding Castlepook loop, over 50 kilometres in length!
Kilfinane, County Limerick
Parking Fee: €5.00 Per Car (Coins Only)
Ulster Museum   
Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum.
Botanic Gardens, Belfast, County Antrim BT9 5AB
Botanic Gardens  
In addition to the Palm House and Tropical Ravine, there is a children's playground, beautiful walks around the grounds and a bowling green.                    
College Park, Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1LP                    
Tayto Tour            
Visitors will get the opportunity to experience the full magic of Tayto, will get to see how our fantastic crisps and snacks are made and even meet Mr Tayto our brand mascot.    
Tayto Castle, Tandragee, Craigavon
Cavan County Museum     
Cavan County Museum is a magnificent 19th century building, beautifully situated amid extensive grounds.Exhibition galleries feature unique Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Medieval artefacts.
Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff            
€1.50 - €3.00       

Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975. With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.
Set Dancing Festival           
This 11th annual weekend of set, two hand and sean-nós dancing attracts a crowd from near and far. This dancing festival will be officially opened on Friday night when festival goers can dance the night away to the Annaly Céilí Band.       
Gortahork, Donegal            
19 - 22 May          
Oakfield Park       
Oakfield Park is a beautifully restored 18th Century Georgian Deanery sitting in a lush landscape with 100 acres of parkland and mature woodlands to explore. The grounds include formal walled gardens, ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, Heritage trees, sculptures and extensive walks and trails and a 4.5km narrow gauge railway with a Diesel & Steam Train operating passenger trips.
Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe              
From FREE - €6    

Tropical World     
Family Friendly & Educational Attraction - Full of Tropical Butterflies, Birds and Reptiles      
Loughnagin, Letterkenny  
From FREE - €8.50 Family ticket €28.00          

The Narnia Trail   
These trails in Kilbroney Park bring to life the story of Narnia and other stories, myths and legends associated with this special area of the Mournes.              
Kilbroney Forest Park, Rostrevor     
Forest Park entrance fee  

Castle Ward         
Castle Ward’s historic farmyard is the location of Winterfell, the backdrop for the series pilot and much of season one. It’s also where you will find the Whispering Wood and key scenes including Robb Stark’s Camp, the Baelor battle and when Brienne confronts the Stark men.                     
From £7

Launch Party  - Carrickmacross Arts Festival 2016
There will be live music from Third Smoke, Dara MacGabhann & Band and Litehouse. Also on the night you have a chance to win weekend tickets to this year's arts festival.      
The Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross         
20-May  FREE       
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