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Energia map of free & cheap things to do 23rd-24th June

  1. Dublin
  1. Flavours of South Dublin
24th June 11am – 6pm
Flavours of South Dublin Food Festival is coming back for a second edition! This unique food festival showcases the very best cuisine from South Dublin, and aims to highlight the diversity and vibrancy of the food culture in the county.
This year again, Flavours of South Dublin Festival will bring together wonderful restaurants and eateries; with cultural elements and crafts also on display, and bring together all the different communities living in South Dublin to celebrate together through food and cultural entertainment.
Come and join us on Sunday 24th June in Rathfarnham Castle Park for a free family-friendly fun day!
Admission: Free
  1. Flavours of Fingal
23rd June - 24th June
The Flavours of Fingal County Show is a two day event jam packed with events, combining the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience all taking place within the historic walled garden of Newbridge House and Farm, Newbridge Demense, Donabate, County Dublin.
There is so much for the kids to do with bouncy castles, face painting, archaeological digs, cycle obstacle courses, the Wild Air Run, kids golf and lots more. Just a stone’s throw from city life, the three day event offers real value for money, unbeatable food and the ultimate farming experience for the whole family to enjoy!
With a large number of competitions for livestock, sheep, horse and ponies why not enter your prized stock? We have plenty competitions to choose from each day!
Admission: Free
  1. Dublin Pride Festival
21st June – 30th June
In 1983, the 1st Dublin LGBT Pride Parade took place and has been going ever since, getting bigger every year.
Dublin LGBTQ+ Parade is Ireland's, and now one of Europe's, biggest LGBTQ+ people parades with up to 30,000 plus people marching in 2017. We had 60+ floats with thousands and thousands of rainbow flags that involved community groups and a mix of corporates. The 2017 parade featured, for the 1st time ever, Ireland's Taoiseach who took part fully in the Dublin Pride Parade 2017 with Irish and International media attention on the parade & festival. Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Parade is the second biggest festival in Ireland next to St. Patrick's Festival.
The 2018 festival will take place from June 21st to 30th, with Pride pre-Parade festival from 12noon and the Parade taking place at 2pm on Saturday, June 30th, 2018.
Admission: Free
  1. Cruinniú na nÓg
23rd June
Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity through performance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings, screenings, special events and much more. Events are free, local and activity-based. It’s a day for ‘doing’, ‘making’ and ‘creating’!
Admission: Free
  1. Irish International A Cappella Festival
22nd June – 24th June
The Irish International A Cappella Festival returns for the second year taking place across various venues in Dublin city between the 22-24 June 2018. The biggest singing event of the summer, IIACF showcases the best a cappella that Ireland has to offer!
Admission: €15|€20
  1. Carlow
Summer Sunday at Delta Sensory Gardens
24th June
Fantastic selection of activities, including face painting, treasure trail and more.
Lunch, tea/coffee and snacks available from the on-site café.
Summer bedding, shrubs and hanging baskets available from the garden centre.
Voted the number one thing to do in Carlow by TripAdvisor, Delta Sensory Gardens are set on a 2.5 acre site with 16 interconnecting gardens located on the outskirts of Carlow Town. The gardens have so much to offer the visitor during all seasons, from the bright and beautiful daffodils and tulips in spring to the breath-taking colours of the autumnal foliage.
 Admission: €7 (Child) €5 (Adult)
  1. Kildare
Music Industry Talk
23rd June
Are you interested in working in the music industry? If you have any questions about working in the industry, then this is for you. This is an open forum talk with 3 of Irelands leading musicians, John Spillane, Luan Parle and Sadhbh O'Sullivan. Listen to them talk about how to make a living from working in the Music Industry. The floor will be open for questions at the end of the session. This is a free event and open to anyone from 12yrs upwards, but places are limited. Book yours today from the link below.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Admission: Free
  1. Kilkenny
Dunmore Caves
Mid-June to 06 Sept: 9.30 to 6.30pm
The show cave at the Dunmore Cave is very well-developed and includes an exhibition centre.
History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique insight into this County Kilkenny landmark. Consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the cave contains some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave. The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads. The most interesting reference however, comes from the Annals which tells of a Viking massacre at the cave in the year 928 AD. Archaeological finds within the cave confirm Viking activity.
Admission:€13 (Family)  €5 (Adult) €3 (Child)
  1. Laois
Celtic Con 2018
23rd June – 24th June
Comic Con Portlaoise 2018
Admission: €30
  1. Longford
Day for Choristers
23rd June @ 2pm – 6pm
Choristers of all denominations are invited to this celebratory singing day in the beautiful setting of St Mel’s Cathedral. This is a wonderful opportunity for young choristers from around Ireland to sing and participate in the liturgy together. There is no cost for this event. Please contact Thérèse Gaughan ([email protected]) on +353 (0)87 762 4380 to confirm your attendance.
Admission Free
  1. Louth
The Book of Hours
22nd June - 23rd June
Taking place over two days in June, The Book of Hours music festival will be filled with profound live music by contemporary composers from across the globe. Five concerts are lined up and include Gavin Bryars’ iconic Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, Linda Buckley’s haunting Revivalist and much more. The Books of Hours opens with the presentation of the Belmont Prize for Contemporary Music which honours innovation, daring, and courage in music. It’s the perfect precursor to a festival which will feature just that. 
Admission: €0 - €10
  1. Meath
Hinterland Festival of literature
21st  June – 24th June
Hinterland is an arts and literature festival based in the original home of Ireland’s most famous book, that is, The Book of Kells. The festival will feature interviews, panel discussions, lectures, debates, and film screenings all circulating around the written word. And that’s not evening taking into account the numerous chats had over cups of tea or pints after all the official events have wrapped up. Amongst the names touted for the 2018 edition of the are Colm Tóibín, Catriona Crowe, Lisa McInerney, and John Banville with many more interesting voices to be announced. The whole town really gets involved in the effort, turning Kells into a “Sea of Green” for Hinterland.
Admission: €0 - €15
  1. Offaly
Roscore Clinic Open Day
24th June @ 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Roscore Clinic in the Blueball is holding an Open Day on Sunday 24th June from 2:30PM-6:30PM. Emmett Walsh, Medical Herbalist; Dr Meghana Rao, Ayurveda Practitioner and the staff of Roscore Clinic will be attending throughout the day. 
• A WALK AND TALK IN THE HERBAL GARDEN led by Medical Herbalist Emmett Walsh.
• A TALK AND DEMONSTRATION ON PANCHAKARMA by Dr Meghana Rao, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Roscore Clinic.
• A BRIEF HISTORY OF HERBAL MEDICINE –a talk by Medical Herbalist Emmett Walsh.
• THE PATH TO BECOMING A MEDICAL HERBALIST - a talk by Amy Slevin and Lorraine Kavanagh, Medical Herbalist students.
• HEALTHY CAN BE TASTY- free samples of healthy refreshments on the day prepared by the Roscore team.
• MEDITATION - end your day with a session of relaxation and meditation with Dr Meghana Rao, Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Admission: Donations welcome
  1. Westmeath
Midsummer Sunday Mini Retreat
22nd June – 24th June  
Body&Soul is one of the country’s most loved arts and music festivals. It takes place on the weekend nearest the summer solstice each year in the grounds of Ballinlough Estate in County Westmeath.  This year, it boasts a stunning line-up of musical performers with the headliners including Fever Ray, the side project of Karin Dreijer of the Knife, who is also helping to curate the festival; organic techno producer Jon Hopkins, and James Holden and the Animal Spirits. But Body&Soul isn’t simply about the music, it’s about discovery, it’s about sustainability, it’s about celebrating the summer at its height. Beyond the music there will be plenty to enjoy from a masquerade ball to culinary delights from independent producers from all around Ireland, from steaming hot tubs and seaweed baths to spoken word performances and poetry readings, from late night raves to early morning magic. 
Admission: €199 ( Weekend Family Camping Ticket)  
  1. Wexford
Wexford Maritime Festival
23rd June – 24th June
Wexford has a rich maritime heritage and culture which will be celebrated this June 23rd -  24th at the Wexford Maritime Festival. Take the whole family out for the weekend to join the party where there is an endless list of events taking place. Jump on board one of the visiting boats, or take on the many water activities available like sailing and rowing.  There’ll be so much to learn at the search and rescue demonstrations, plus with live entertainment setting the tone of the weekend, you can be confident that the Wexford Maritime Festival will be one of the highlights of your summer 2018.
Admission: Free
  1. Wicklow
Summer Sounds
24th  June @ 2.30pm – 4pm
A series of free Sunday afternoon concerts on Bray band stand.
Admission: Free
  1. Clare
Midsummer’s Eve Bonfire Festival
23rd June
St John’s Eve is the day before the feast of St John the Baptist which, around Ireland, has traditionally been celebrated by the lighting of bonfires. The Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan will host a special bonfire night of celebration at the height of midsummer this June. It will be a night of food, wine, art, and music on one of the longest days of the year with everyone invited to gather around the spectacle of the bonfire.  Music on the night will be provided by Lost Paddys de las Pampas who mixture Irish trad and Argentinian folklorico, as well as Matthew Noone performing on sarode, a North African stringed instrument, and a performance from Ballyvaughan’s Ukulele Orchestra. 
Admission: €12 - €15
  1. Cork
Cork Midsummer Festival
15th June – 24th June  
Cork Midsummer Festival is a ten-day multi-disciplinary arts festival that takes place each summer and uses Cork City as its backdrop and inspiration. Each summer, a variety of venues around the city, from large to small, present music, theatre, dance, installations, and talks from both emerging and established artists. Amongst the highlights of the 2018 edition of the Cork Midsummer Festival will be the premiere of a brand new stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s 2015 novel, Asking For It at the Everyman Theatre. Asking For It grappled successfully with the difficult theme of sexual assault, and quickly became an influential and highly acclaimed work in the two years since its release.
Admission: €5 - €30
  1. Kerry
Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2018
20th June – 24th June
Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2018 Milltown 20th - 24th June
Admission: Free
  1. Limerick
Colour Dash Limerick
23rd June @ 12pm – 3pm
Ireland's most fun 5k family fun run is back this summer, returning to UL on Saturday, June 23 2018! How Colour Dash works: At Colour Dash, participants run, walk or jog as they are pelted by powdered paint at each kilometre along the route. Each km represents a different cancer as well as cancer survivorship.
Buy your ticket online or by calling us on Call Save 1850 60 60 60. 
Once registered you'll receive a letter with your wristbands which you bring to the event to get your Colour Dash t-shirt.
Admission: € 5 ( Child ) €30 (Adult)
  1. Tipperary
Tipperary Foxhounds Puppy Show
23rd June @ 4pm – 8pm
Puppy Show at The Kennels, Tullamaine Saturday 23rd June at 4pm
Admission: Free
  1. Waterford
Charity Day for Irish Guide Dogs
24th June   
Join us for a fundraiser for the Irish Guide Dogs at stunning Fairbrook House and Museum. Enjoy a ramble through the gardens and the museum with teas on the terraces and in the conservatory. All funds raised go to the charity
.Admission: Free
  1. Galway
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia
24th June  
Enjoy this free concert featuring the Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia at St Nicholas' Collegiate Church in Galway. The Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia are the performing ensembles of one of the USA's largest youth music programmes. They champion musical excellence and giving talented youngsters the opportunity to learn and perform the world's greatest orchestral literature. This performance, conducted by Helen Martell, is a part of an Irish tour in which they will be performing a programme of classical, spiritual and traditional music, with works by Holst, Bach, Telemann, Kerr and Adams on their bill.
Admission: Free
  1. Leitrim
Free trial Self Defence - ladies event
24th June @ 11am – 2pm
Conor of Shannon Side Shinken-Do has kindly offered a 3 hour workshop as an introduction to his martial arts class. It will be held in Victoria Walkers School of dance in Carrick on Shannon.  The class will be a maximum of 20 ladies. 8 from the Luna Nua group will also be in attendance so there are 12 places remaining. 
Booking essential so let us know asap if you are interested to avoid disappointment. 
Admission: Free
  1. Mayo
Cruinniú at The Barracks
23rd June @ 12pm – 6pm
Meet the newest festival kid on the block - Cruinniú @ the Barracks. A family gathering for young and old, with lots of exciting things to do, see, hear and taste.
Admission: Free
  1. Roscommon
Midsummers Day with the Stars 2018
24th June @ 2pm – 7pm
Shannonside Northern Sound's Midsummers Day with the Stars returns to Roscommon Racecourse for its sixth year on Sunday June 24th.
This year's stellar line-up so far.Gates open midday and the show begins at 2pm.
Tickets priced €25 and are now on sale in Etl RoscommonMulveys House of Gifts Carrick on Shannon, Toweys Ballaghadereen, Golden Discs Athlone, Donlons Newsagents Longford, Joe O'Brien Lanesboro, McDonaghs Topaz Boyle, Lyons Mace Castlerea, Ticketmaster and in our Longford Studios.
Children under 12 accompanied by an adult admitted free.
So save the date - it's going to be epic!
Admission: €25 (Adults) Free (Children)
  1. Sligo
Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival
22nd June – 24th June
The 2018 edition of Sea Sessions will be the festival’s tenth birthday, and they have ample reason to celebrate. From humble beginnings, the festival has grown to become one of the highlights of the Irish summer, attracting high profile international acts, as well as the best of Irish. It has also cemented Bundoran’s reputation as the Irish surf capital.  This year the festival boasts a line-up featuring Dizzee Rascal, Rudimental, Hannah Wants, and Everything Everything. As well as the musical side of things, there will be Ireland’s biggest surfing event, skating, BMX, beach sports, and big old beach party to celebrate the festival’s birthday. Get some sand between your toes and some music in your ears this June. 
Admission: €44.50 - €144.50
  1. Donegal
The Band Festival
22nd June – 24th June
The festival is a Bluegrass And Nashville Dunfanaghy 3 day music event. The festival is a community initiative to promote the wonderful village of Dunfanaghy and the surrounding area as a great place to visit.
We have assembled a top line-up of Bluegrass musicians, as well as multi-talented Nashville inspired bands. With an incredible amount of free performances, as well as a number of ticketed special performances, there is something for everybody at The BAND Festival.
Admission: Prices Vary
  1. Cavan
Arts & Craft For You & Your Child
23rd June
Art & Craft for You and Your Child.
Free Creative Workshops
Cavan Monaghan Education & Training Board
Admission: Free
  1. Monaghan
Freya Chocolate visits Flemings Monaghan
23rd June @ 10am – 4.30pm  
Meet and greet Freya and have your photo taken with her!
Flemings, Toymaster, Church Square, Monaghan, Ireland
 Admission: Free
  1. Fermanagh
Mini-Beast & Moth Hunt at Marble Arch Caves – National Insect week
23rd June
Come along and join staff at the Marble Arch Caves in a hunt for unseen wildlife in the Marble Arch National Nature Reserve. We will hunt in habitats throughout the Nature Reserve, catching and identifying invertebrates as we go! 
Why not learn a bit more about these mini-beasts fascinating lifestyles and their roles in an ecosystem? You will also get an opportunity to get up close to some of the moth species found in the woodland, as we discover what is inside our moth trap from the night before! 
Please bring warm waterproof clothing and suitable footwear. Unfortunately, the Nature Reserve is not suitable for pushchairs. 
Admission: Free
  1. Tyrone
23rd June
Saturday 23rd June 2018
The biggest summer jam live music festival is in Strabane this year with headline act “Hothouse Flowers”
It all takes place at the Canal Basin on 23rd June. 
Five top local bands will be supporting the spectacular Hothouse Flowers, on two stages, namely the Paul Brady stage and the Flann O’Brien stage. 
The fun starts at 6pm with “Nineteen 80 Something” with the main act taking to the stage at 9.30pm. 
We will have a fully licensed bar area and a selection of food vendors covering the whole area. 
So, summer is here and it’s time to party - Strajamba 2018.
Admission: £5
  1. Derry
23rd June
The Roe Valley Speciality Market gives visitors to Limavady the opportunity to experience a unique artisan market made up of local food, art and craft producers. Visitors to the market can also meet the producers themselves who are always excited to share their stories of their passion for their unique wares.
Admission: Free
  1. Antrim
Bioblitz Festival
22nd June – 23rd June
Join us for a 24-hour festival of science and nature starting at Jubilee Farm, Bankheads Lane.
A free programme of walks, talks and activities for all ages with good food, music and good fun.
Admission: Free
  1. Down
Jazz in Mount Stewart
24th June
Pack a picnic and laze on the lawns to the sounds of soothing jazz. What better way to spend a summer’s day?
Admission: Free
  1. Armagh
Buskfest 2018 – Banbridge
23rd June  
The streets will literally come alive with the sound of music in this annual busking competition.
Admission: Prices Vary
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