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Energia map of free & cheap things to do 22nd-23rd Septemebr

  1. Dublin
  1. Dublin Vegfest
Saturday 22nd September - Sunday 23rd September
Dublin Vegfest is back with a two-day celebration of the vegan lifestyle. The country’s biggest vegan food event, it features a large outdoor area, a speaker’s area, a Vegan Food Village and a chill zone. Expect to sample the best vegan cheeses, falafels, burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, ice cream, chocolates, healthy salads, cakes and drinks. There’ll be cruelty-free cosmetics and body care producers, too, along with diet and nutrition talks by experts, demos, performances, live music and lots more. With an expected attendance over the weekend of thousands of folks, it's set to be bigger and better than ever. Not vegan or vegetarian? You certainly don’t have to be in order to enjoy this event. Everyone is welcome to try new foods, enjoy a talk or simply hang out in a super friendly, open-minded environment.
Admission: €10-25
  1. Brewtonic Beer Festival
Friday 21st Saturday - Sunday 23rd September
After the success of launching our first ever Brewtonic Beer Fest last year, we're back this September at The Bernard Shaw & Eatyard. Some of the beers on board… Rascals, Kinnegar, Beavertown, Hopfully, 5 Lamps & Grand Cru Sours as well as our very own delicious Brewtonic brews. Loads of fun things to do over the few days; Tastings, Drink & Draw, Beer Bingo, Beer Pong Championships, Social Hops Project & much more.
Admission: €10
  1. Dogs Unite Dublin
Sunday 23rd September
Calling All Super Dogs! Join our dog walk and become a hero with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Dogs Unite is fun, it’s easy and it’s a great way for you and your dog to help change lives by supporting our four-legged heroes!
It’s a 5km walk for dog lovers taking place in Phoenix Park on Sunday, September 23rd from 11.30am. You can even bring your own dog along to the walk (although you don’t need a dog to take part!). All entrants receive a cape for their super hero dog and all tickets purchased go towards supporting our services changing the lives of people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism.
Registration starts from 11.30am at the Papal Cross car park. The walk begins at 12pm.
Admission: Individual €10, Family €20
  1. New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted
Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd
When the snow swept across the country at the beginning of March 2018, Ireland's foremost festival of new music quickly became one of its many victims and was cancelled. Not to be deterred, the festival will be remounted in a condensed form on 21-23 September 2018 in the National Concert Hall. New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted will open with two free events on Culture Night; Composers in the Classroom and From There to Hear with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and DJ Dave Kerr and continue with a packed schedule of the best of Irish and International New Music. Highlights include Continental Drift, a concert that celebrates two celebrated contemporary composers: the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will perform Unsuk Chin’s Šu – for Sheng and Orchestra with virtuoso Wu Wei and the world premiere of Kevin Volans' Gol Na mBan San Ár – for Uilleann Pipes and Orchestra, with David Power; 22nd September 2018 7.30pm. The festival is delighted to be able to reschedule Sir James McMillan who will conduct the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir Ireland who perform his monumental Stabat Mater. Also included in the festival will be a two-hour lock-in concert with pianist Simon Smith who will perform Stockhausen's last piano composition Natural Durations. There will be a late-night concert of music from Garth Knox and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh‘s recent highly acclaimed album All Soundings Are True – a rare chance to experience the beauty of Ó Raghallaigh's hardanger d'amore and Knox‘s viola d'amore as they explore the frontiers of traditional music. For those that want a hands-on experience should book the family into All Aboard Concorde or bring their instruments and enthusiasm along to The Totally Made-Up Orchestra both on Saturday 22nd September. And for those who like their New Music outside the confines of the concert hall should join Ergodos on a mystery music trail around the city.
Admission: €15-25


e)Legally Blonde the Musical

Friday 21st September - Saturday 22nd September
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde the Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humour, wit and sass – leaving audiences seeing pink! Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle’s boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious” enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, charming her way into law school. Stagecraft Musical Group is open to young people aged 14-18 from South Dublin. The group is supported by South Dublin County Partnership and Crosscare Youth Service Clondalkin. “Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by glittery pink storm in this fun and upbeat adaptation of the hit film and award-winning Broadway musical.” Presented by Stagecraft Musical Group.
Admission: €6-8
  1. Carlow
Relay for Life Carlow 2018
Saturday 22nd September
Relay for Life events raise vital funds to support the work of the Irish Cancer Society. At the heart of each Relay for Life event, teams of friends, neighbours, families and colleagues come together in groups and commit to keeping participants walking around a track or path for 24 hours. Fun and exciting activities take place throughout the 24 hours to create a wonderfully festive atmosphere. The event starts with a cancer survivors’ lap of honour and is followed at sunset by the very moving Candle of Hope ceremony were luminaries are lit around the track in honour of, and in memory of, loved ones who have fought cancer. These candles light the way to guide our participants all night as they walk around the track. We are looking for teams, volunteers, and enthusiastic community support!
Admission: Free, Donations welcome
  1. Kildare
Jimmy Byrne Annual Vintage Run
Saturday22nd September
The Jimmy Byrne Annual Vintage Run 2018 will be held on Saturday 22nd September to Sunday 23rd September 2018. The vintage run is in aid of NCBI working with people with sight loss, St. Vincent’s hospital Alzheimer’s Unit Athy & Oldfolks Ballitore. On Saturday 22nd there will be a duck race in the river greese at 6pm and a barrel race in the evening at 8pm. There will also be live music on the street. On Sunday 23rd September tractor, car, truck and motorcycle registration for the vintage run will begin at 12pm with a fee of €20. The vehicle run will commence at 1.30pm starting from Ballitore square. At 2pm there will be music & family fun day fancy dress, bouncy castles, pony rides, face painting, bottle stands, darts and much more. There will be a bonny baby competition (€5 entry) and a BBQ & pig on a spit. At 4.30pm there will be the auction.
Admission: Free, donations welcome
  1. Kilkenny

16KM Inistioge Loop Walk Fundraiser
FirstLight was established in 1977; we supports suddenly bereaved parents and families of a child or young person. FirstLight provides crisis intervention and free professional counselling and in 2017 over 2,000 children and family members received professional support from FirstLight. Funding our free services continues to be a significant challenge for FirstLight, particularly in light of the increased level of referrals. However, despite these financial constraints we have maintained delivery of the services free of charge for 41 years. FirstLight are conscious that suddenly bereaved families are faced with unexpected financial costs and believe that financial concerns should not be a barrier to the provision of support to families at this traumatic time. The inaugural 16km Inistioge Loop Walk fundraiser will help us raise much needed funds to continue providing free professional counselling services nationwide.
Admission: Registration €20
  1. Laois
Superman Supermarathon Fundraising Challenge
Saturday 22nd September
AKSI are excited to announce that we will host the first ever Irish IKMF Super Kettlebell Marathon challenge event. This event will see athletes attempt 2-hour nonstop kettlebell lifting in the hope of setting National Records. This event will also be the platform for the first ever 2 hour double long cycle attempt! This attempt will be undertaken by AKSI member David Keohan. The event will be a fundraiser for AKSI. For more info and to register please contact us.
Admission: Free, Donations welcome
  1. Longford
GAA Intermediate Championship Final
Sunday 23rd September
Intermediate Championship Final Rathcline V Ardagh/Moydow at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park. Kick off for the final starts at 4pm so make sure to get down to support your local club.
Admission: Free
  1. Louth
Taste of Togher
Saturday 22nd September
The small fishing village of Annagassan, County Louth will host its annual Taste of Togher Food Festival on Saturday 22nd of September from 12pm. Admission is free and there is a wide range of local products and produce to try, from cheese and honey to jam, cupcakes,  and locally produced drinks to sample.  Cookery demonstrations will be staged throughout the day to highlight local produce.  You can also expect to see Vikings on your visit that will bring you through their living history.  A really fun day out for all the family. This event is part of the Boyne Valley Food Series.
Admission: Free
  1. Meath
The Baby Market Navan
Sunday 23rd September
The Ardboyne Hotel, Sunday 23rd September 12 to 2pm. Join us at our parent to parent indoor preloved baby market. From travel systems to sterilisers and everything between, find all you need at this expensive time. Great quality nearly new baby, maternity and toddler related items for a fraction of the new price. Buying nearly new is the smart way to shop. Baby related business/craft/service and info stalls include BIOLA Organic baby skin care, Abosca, Rainbow KIDS - handmade, Kidstar Gifts,, DummyClipsie,, Crochet & Crafts and Eire Aloe Vera. For a chance to win FREE EARLY ENTRY with a friend simply click going and watch out for the competition posts on the Facebook event page. To book a stall >
Admission: €3, Kids go free

  1. Offaly
Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships
Sunday 23rd September
Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre is delighted to announce the return of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships to the demesne this September. This event is the longest running national ballooning event in the world and is the biggest of its kind in Ireland with this year being the 48th Championship. These huge ancient aircraft create quite a spectacle, flying totally dependent on the wind for direction. Launches will take place in the demesne in the evening time, weather permitting. Evening tickets are valid from 16:30 – 19:00 on your chosen date. Evening tickets include access to the Science Centre, gardens, Great Telescope and Treehouse Adventure Area between 16:30 – 19:00, as well as activities cantered around the launches. Launches are weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice. Tickets are valid for your chosen date. However, if the balloons are unable to launch due to adverse weather, this ticket can be used another evening between 23-28 September only. Children age 16 and under must be supervised at all times in the demesne.
Admission: €5 Adults, Family €15, Children U4 free, Friends of Birr Castle Free
  1. Westmeath
Little Women
Friday 21st- Saturday 22nd September
The Mullingar Arts Theatre presents Little Women. Presented by Mullingar Student Players. Four teenaged sisters and their mother, Marmee, live in a new neighbourhood (loosely based on Concord) in Massachusetts in genteel poverty. Having lost all his money, their father is acting as a pastor, miles from home, involved in the American Civil War. The women face their first Christmas without him.
Admission: €15
  1. Wexford
Harvest Moon Celebrations
Saturday 22nd September
For the third year running, Hook Lighthouse will host Harvest Moon Celebrations. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that is closest in date to the autumnal equinox, which occurs on Sunday 23rd September. The Harvest Moon gets its name from it being the traditional time at which farmers would start gathering their crops to prepare for winter under the bright full moon which would allow them to work a little longer out in the fields. From 5.30pm on the night, visitors will be invited to gather around on the lawns of Hook Lighthouse and where there will be straw bales to sit on and fire pits to keep everyone warm. There will be traditional harvest fare on offer from the Hook Lighthouse Café from a Wexford baked potato to Hook Chowder and even some locally produced craft beer, such as the Hook Pilsner from Arthurstown Brewing Company. There’ll also be live music soundtrack this magical event, and a photography competition open to all.
Admission: Free
  1. Wicklow
Wicklow Film Festival
Friday 21st September - Sunday 23rd September
Wicklow Film Festival is back at Mermaid Arts Centre for a weekend of screenings and discussions between September 21st and 23rd 2018. Now in its third year, this community film festival has gone from strength to strength, engaging local people in the selection of films that shine a light on some of the most relevant social issues impacting Ireland today. This year’s festival is a collaboration between Mermaid and Bray-based filmmaking collective, No WiFi (North Wicklow Films). As founding members of No WiFi, David Butler and Gerry Cannon led the selection of films under the theme of ‘Ireland, Past and Present’. The films making up the 2018 programme are socially-minded but at the same time hugely entertaining explorations of a country that has changed almost beyond recognition over the last 100 years. Each film will be accompanied by engaging post-film discussions with filmmakers and social commentators.
Admission: €6-8
  1. Clare
Ennis Street Arts Festival 2018
Friday 21st September - Sunday 23rd September
Welcome to the 13th annual Ennis Street Arts Festival from July 2nd to 8th, bringing you 7 days of engaging, entertaining, and exciting arts and cultural events for the whole family. Whether you want to participate in a community arts event, join in a workshop, listen to some music or simply enjoy the arts and entertainment there will be something here for you. Our theme this year is Urban Wildlife; this refers to the many other amazing creatures that share our habitat here in Ennis such as bees, bats and hedgehogs… but it could also refer to all the wild and wonderful people we share our gorgeous town with! So, come and join us in the Ennis Market Building, this year’s Festival HQ, where you will discover a host of exciting events and workshops happening all week long, including the fabulous Lantern Company who will be holding open workshops there from Monday to Friday creating loads of Urban Wildlife Lanterns for our Festival Parade. Look out for the giant Gramophone blasting out stories and songs; beware the Viking Battle raging on the streets; discover the world of bees in Me & My Bee showing in glór and also through the wonderful interactive art work of our Commissioned Artist Eileen Hutton; learn to make your own interactive art work through circuits and electronics with the Make Create Innovate Team; enjoy music and street entertainment, bring your kids to the kids disco, learn all about Hedgehogs, sponsor a duck in the Duck Race, and so much more….. just come and have some fun!
Admission: Free
  1. Cork
Kinsale Urban-O Race
Sunday 23rd September
Cork Orienteers invite you to race with us around Kinsale town centre! Navigate your way through the colourful and winding streets to visit all the checkpoints (controls) in the quickest time possible. Then join us afterwards for some Sunday brunch! No experience necessary and beginners are very welcome. It is over 10 years since this area has been used for orienteering and it has been completely re-mapped for this event. Because we want the streets to ourselves, the starts for this event will be between 9.00am and 10.00am, and we plan to close the courses at 10.30am. There will be two courses planned by CorkO's Cillín Corbett - one for complete beginners and another longer, more challenging Sprint course for the more experienced orienteers. REGISTRATION AND PARKING for our Urban O race on Sunday will be at "Sáile", the new Sports and Community Centre in Kinsale. Registration for beginners/families between 08.45am and 09.30am, registration for experienced orienteers between 08.45am and 09.45am. Please follow the orienteering signs and approach Sáile via the coastal route, to avoid crossing through the race area (the entrance to Sáile is opposite Kinsale Community School). BRUNCH? We will have refreshments available at the registration area and a bake sale to raise funds for the Irish Junior Orienteering Squad. ENTRIES: All participants will be asked to sign a form at registration to acknowledge the risks associated with racing on public streets. We will be using our Summer League pricing system: Adults €5; Juniors €3; Families €10. Participants will also require timing chips (SI cards) and these are available for hire at €2 each. We look forward to welcoming you to Kinsale. If you are in Cork on Saturday also, why not make it a weekend of urban orienteering and check out the event taking place on University College Cork campus at midday. If you've any questions, please post a message on the Event page. And invite your friends!
Admission: Adults €5, Junior €3, Family €10
  1. Kerry
Tralee Food Festivals Food & Family Day
Sunday 23rd September
Bank of Ireland hosts the Tralee Food Festivals Food & Family Day on Sunday 23rd of March in the Bank of Ireland, Tralee. There will be cooking demo's, food producers, family entertainment, music and celebrities. Showcase includes our Celebrity Chef Challenge and Kid's Doughnut Decorating with John Doughs.
Admission: Free
  1. Limerick
Limerick Food Tour
Saturday 22nd September
This unique walking tour will explore Limerick’s food heritage. The tour starts the in the heart of the Georgian Quarter and continues to landmark to experience food influences and tastes of today. This tour combines architectural, social and food trends from the Georgian Period in Limerick. Limerick enjoys some of the finest examples Georgian Architecture in Ireland. These houses allowed for large kitchens and entertaining. We will explore foods the Georgians made popular and which ones still inspire us today. We will also look at what foods were just a passing fad. We look forward to showing you all about Pigtown Limerick! Saturday Morning 10.30am - 11.30 am Tour starts at No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa and ends at Limerick Milk Market. All other days & evenings: book 24 hours in advance by phoning +353 61 402 402
Admission: €15
  1. Tipperary
Cashel Arts Festival
Thursday 20th September - Sunday 23rd September
Cashel in County Tipperary is famous for the ancient and iconic Rock of Cashel. This four-day festival features a fine selection of contemporary arts events set amongst the dramatic backdrop of significant heritage sites in the town. Take your pick from music, dance, visual arts, film, theatre, workshops, family events and literature events. Involving and encouraging visitors and the local community to participate in a wide variety of arts is key to this festival. Whether you want to sit back and be entertained or get stuck in and learn something new, there's something for you in Cashel this autumn. Placing great importance on inclusivity ensures that many events are free, and some even feature special offers or concessions. Cashel Arts Festival has strong links to the community it serves and plays an integral part in connecting community groups in the locality. It also welcomes visitors to Cashel, giving them an opportunity to extend their stay by offering exciting arts events in this wonderfully historic town. Supporting professional artists in developing their work and giving them a platform to perform is also a vital role of the festival, with most artists involved in the festival usually based in Ireland. Strong links with artists built up over the 15 years the festival has been running ensures that high quality events are the hallmark of CAF.
Admission: €0-20
  1. Waterford
Midnight Run
Saturday 22nd September
American Bluegrass Band, Midnight Run comes to Tramore's Coastguard Cultural Centre on Saturday 22nd of September at 8pm. Brought to Ireland by the promoter who previously gave us “Mile 12” & “Jeff Scroggins & Colorado”, Midnight Run is a high energy, Tennessee based bluegrass band made up of four like-minded musicians who set out to create a band that ties to the rich traditions of bluegrass music and offers up fresh approach to that “high lonesome sound”.
Admission: €15
  1. Galway
Tapas Showcase Evening
Saturday 22nd September
Come along and try our fabulous Tapas dishes. We'll greet you with a glass of wine or prosecco and then give you a sample platter of our dishes - garlic & chilli prawns, calamari, chicken & chorizo, steak tostadas, patatas bravas, croquettas, sticky bbq pork belly. Enjoy this on us, if you would like more wine or food, our menus are available on the night. Spaces limited so book early on 091 877494
Admission: Free
  1. Leitrim

Fauns and fairies - Plant activities around the year
Sunday 23rd September
This is a year long course with 8 events in total which will take place on Sunday afternoons roughly every 6 weeks. These can be booked as a complete course or individually.  'Fauns and Fairies' is a special theme course which focuses on plant activities throughout. The activities will be playful, but also practical. The children will do fun games and crafts having to do with plants. They will learn to identify some useful plants, forage, prepare food with them, and make plant medicines like infused oils and ointments. They will hear stories about plant spirits, tree dryads, the Celtic 'Sidhe Draoi' and some more modern stories about plants and their spirits, too. They will learn a conscious and respectful approach with plants and learn to see them as living beings. All events will centre around the 8 festivals of the year and incorporate their basic theme. Every time we will also share a picnic at the end of the session. The course is a family event and aimed at children between 3 and 7 years of age, but younger children are welcome to join in if looked after by their parents or older siblings. Children have to be accompanied by a parent (or both). Please, book with me, if you are interested, and let me know with how many people you will be attending. Locations will vary but will all be within reach in the counties of Sligo and Leitrim and will be announced with each individual event later on.
Admission: €8 per child plus a food donation for the picnic to share with everyone.
  1. Mayo
Sheebeen Shoreline Clean-Up
Saturday 22nd September
Westport Eco-Congregation invite you to join us to this National Clean-Up Campaign
Date: Saturday 22nd Sept 2018! Time: 11am. Duration: as much time as you can give.
Meet at The Sheebeen, Rosberg, Westport. This year we are joining up with lots of local groups in County Mayo for the National Clean-Up Day 2018 (15th Sept). HEALTH AND SAFETY - You are already a hero! Have fun & stay safe on World Clean Up Day. The clean-up fashion accessories: Wear your gloves to keep your hands clean, wear high visibility clothing – Be Safe Be Seen, wear strong shoes, tie your lovely long hair back.
Admission: Free
  1. Roscommon
Boyle Curlew Walkers Open Weekend
Saturday 22nd September
Open weekend, please spread the word that all are welcome to join our walks this weekend Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September. Both days we will meet on the Crescent in Boyle at 10am. Saturday walks programme. Level C. Castlebaldwin to Balinafad, route will follow the historical trail over the Bricklieve Mts, length 12km with 200m climb, time 3 to 4 hours. Level A.Castlebaldwin to Boyle, route will follow the historical trail over the Bricklieve and Curlew Mts, length 18km with 400m climb. Water proof boots needed for the Curlews, time 6 hours approx. Sunday walks programme. Level C. Arigna Mining Experience to Keadue, This route will follow a steady climb up the slopes of Kilronan Mountain, yielding a fine view of Lough Allen. The route takes us past the Mining Experience and continues towards the top of Kilronan Mountain, then sweeping downwards into Keadue. Length 7 km with 200 m climb, 3 to 3.5 hours. Level A. Arigna Mining Experience to Lough Key, This route will follow a steady climb up the slopes of Kilronan Mountain, yielding a fine view of Lough Allen. The route takes us past the Mining Experience and continues towards the top of Kilronan Mountain, then sweeping downwards into Keadue. The route will then follow the historical trail past Lough Meelagh on to the Bogside Inn and then on to Crossna.From Crossna we continue on the Historical trail to Lough Key. Length 20km with 260 m climb, time 6 hours approx. For further information Contact Philip James 086 3353000 or Tom Browne 087 2379632 For reasons of safety and personal comfort, all members and guests walking with the club must have the following basic items of equipment: Strong waterproof boots, Waterproof clothing and a walking stick, Woollen hat and gloves, Adequate food and liquids, A whistle and a rucksack for all items.
Admission: Free
  1. Sligo
All Ireland Wheelbarrow Championships
Sunday September 23rd
Join us at our next event where we aim to raise vital funds to open a maternity bereavement room in the hospital. Free to the general public to attend and support. There will be bouncy castles, face painting, ice cream van, food, music etc. Race: 100m, 8-10 racing teams of 2 adults, handicap system in place. Pre-race parade, bookie system, and lots of FUN guaranteed. Organised in conjunction with North Sligo Athletic Club.
Admission: Free
  1. Donegal
Campview Farm Kids Arts & Crafts Club Opening
Saturday 22nd September
Campview Farm is a fully functional family business with a broad range of agricultural machinery that operates throughout the year. Its current mixed enterprises include dairy, beef and sheep. The farm operates with 30 lambing ewes and a herd of 40 spring calving cows in which the calves are reared from birth for the beef enterprise. Campview Farm is now opening a kids arts and crafts club which will run on a Saturday commencing on the 22nd Sept. To secure a place for your child please contact Grace on 087 44 300 33.
Admission: €0-10
  1. Cavan
Cavan Arts Festival
Friday 21st September - Sunday 23rd September
Starting small, growing strong, this new annual arts festival in Cavan Town creates a stage for Cavan Artists to share their brilliant talents as well as national & international artists to bring their creations to Cavan. A multi-disciplinary outdoor arts festival, launching its maiden voyage in conjunction with Culture night 2018. With the heart of the action happening in our beautiful Con Smith Park, there will be performances, installations & events to float every kind of boat, from classical music concerts, poetry readings, comedy, circus, sculpture, film, spoken word, dance, theatre and more. There will be workshops in everything you’ve ever dreamed of trying. And the best news…. apart from the news that there’s a new festival in Cavan…It’s ALL free! The excuse to come to Cavan you’ve always been looking for.
Admission: Free
  1. Monaghan
McKenna’s Trad Session
Sunday 23rd September
Sunday Trad Session this Sunday in McKenna’s Bar. The session will last for 2 hours and run from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. It is a formal/open session, no need to make a reservation.
Admission: Free
  1. Fermanagh
Florence Court Kitchen Garden Get-together
Sunday 23rd September
Join us as we celebrate everything from past to present in the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court. Come along and 'Have a Go' with our gardening activities, live music, garden BBQ, face-painting, garden tours, Question-time and more! As part of the restoration project, we are celebrating everything that has been achieved so far from past to present, with lot's more still to come in the beautiful Kitchen Garden! Normal admission applies. NT Members free. For more information visit
Admission: Adult £9.90, Children £4.95
  1. Tyrone
Craignamaddy Nature Walk 10Km Glenelly
Sunday 23rd September
Craignamaddy is a ridge that rises between Glenelly and Owenkillew valleys, behind the village of Plumbridge. It provides a vista on both valleys and an upland bog rich in biodiversity. This walk will be led by an expert in local flora and fauna. It will focus on this unique habitat and finish in Plumbridge Village for traditional refreshments. Distance: 10km, Ability: Moderate/ Bog and Hillside Walk. Suitable for those with average levels of fitness who have hiked before. Minimum age for children is 14 and must be accompanied by an adult. Meeting Point: Watts Bar Plumbridge. Start Time: 10am (Please arrive no later than 9.30am). Transport will be provided from meeting point to and from the walk start/end. Duration: 5 - 6 hours - Break for lunch (Please bring own packed lunch and at least 1 litre of water). Participant Consent/Medical Forms to be completed on the day. Hiking boots are essential wear and waterproof clothing is highly recommended. Organisers reserve the right to refuse admission if not fully equipped for the terrain and conditions. Cost: £5. Join the fun after in Watts Bar Plumbridge for tea, scones, music and banter
Admission: £5
  1. Derry
Ramble with the Ranger
Saturday 22nd September
A National Trust Ranger will lead you around the Demesne, including into neighbouring Downhill Forest, the former working heart of the 1770’s designed landscape. This is an opportunity to find out more about the Demesne, past and present, as you and your fellow walkers benefit from the National Trust Ranger’s knowledge.
Admission: £5.60 Adult, Child £2.70
  1. Antrim
45th Anniversary Walk - Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association
Sunday 23rd September
Let's meet at Ormeau Park bandstand with our pugs for a short walk followed by a picnic :) for this charitable cause. Please bring food and drinks to share with other pug carers. Many thanks. Please note all breeds are welcome
Admission: Free
  1. Down
Owl Man at Castle Espie
Sunday 23rd September
Don Scott returns to Castle Espie with his amazing selection of owls this September. The Owl Man is always very popular, as he offers the chance for you to get close to these fascinating birds. Sunday 23 September, Midday - 4pm. For further information call, 028 9187 4146
Admission: Member Free, Adult £8.18, Children £4.54
  1. Armagh
Amy's Art Workshops
Saturday 22nd September
Art Workshops for Ages 3-15 years. Saturday mornings 10-11am at The Blackberry Path- Art Studios. All materials, snack and refreshments included. Pay weekly. Please PM Amy Wyatt Rafferty or text her on 07855013459 to book a place as class sizes are small. Spaces are limited- first come, first served basis. Amy Wyatt Rafferty is a qualified teacher and a professional artist. We use proper artist's materials and the workshops take place in a real artist's studio. Week 3: Clay workshop: making bowls (22nd September)
Admission: £6.50
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