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Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend 24th - 26th June


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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. 

To promote your event here send all the information  to [email protected]. And maybe research the event before packing the car up - we've provided links below. 

Carlow  Relay for Life     
Relay for Life is a 24 hour community celebration and empowering, fun event. At the heart of the Relay is the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors and to remember those who have left us.Teams of people will take turns walking around the walled garden path in Duckett's Grove in Carlow. Because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times throughout the 24 hours of Relay.  Otherwise, team members are free to socialise, picnic, play games, dance & participate in the fun activities going on all around them.

Dublin   Flavours of Fingel           
Just a stone’s throw from city life, the two day event offers real value for money, unbeatable food and the ultimate farming experience for the whole family to enjoy!      
Newbridge House & Farm            
25 - 26 June       
Ticket Price €20 (2 Adults and 2 Children) and OAP Price €5             

Show Works Presents Paw Patrol & Friends Tour              
An interactive show filled with fun for all the family! Bring your kids dreams to life!               
Ballinteer St John's GAA, Grange Road, Rathfarnham         
€7 each or family of four €20      

Taste of the Boyne Valley           
An exciting Artisan food, craft & gardening weekend, featuring celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin with lots of gardening advice and tips! Come along for a fun filled family event at Kilsaran Paving Centre, Clonee. 
Kilsaran Paving Centre, Clonee    
25 - 26 June       
Admission €5 per car with contribution to Louth/Meath Down Syndrome Association
Wellington Weekender Craft Fair             
The fair will be part of the annual Wellington Weekender festival in The Workman's Club. This is the fourth year of the festival. There will be live entertainment in the venue on the day and entry to the event is free!     
The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland 2

The Green Door Market
The Green Door Market is an indoor food market located in Newmarket Dublin 8    
Newmarket, Dublin         
Every Saturday  

The Comedy Crunch
The Comedy Crunch @ The Stag's Head    Dublin is a city brimming with good humour and infectious laughter, so where better to experience the wit that Ireland is famed for than at one of the city’s premier comedy nights - The Comedy Crunch - every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at The Stag’s Head.              
The Stag's Head, Dublin 

World Rugby Women's Sevens Olympic Repechage Tournament                                            
World Rugby Women's Sevens Olympic Repechage Tournament     16 Countries, two days and one winner. The World Rugby Women's Sevens Olympic Repechage Tournament comes to UCD for a weekend of top level rugby to determine which team will qualify for the final remaining place in the 2016 Rio Olympics.          
University College Dublin              
25 - 26 June       
Adult From €5 | Child €0

Seeing: More than Just Looking                                                                                          
Seeing: More than Just Looking    "The Science Gallery is notorious for explaining difficult scientific concepts with brilliant, beautiful and interactive exhibitions. In this case, they’ll be asking whether beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or the optic chiasm.   Are there other elements that affect what you see? Can your sex, species, or general world outlook change it?

The Science Gallery will tackle the big questions head on. How can you see without eyes? And how do your eyes and brain work together? How will technological advancements change what you see? What is the importance of vision, and how can you best use it?
The Science Gallery, Dublin          
24 June - 18 Sept             

Stella Maris Regatta                                     

Kildare  Midsummer Arts Festival             
Showcasing the vibrant creative talent in Arts in Kildare.     Naas and Sallins, Naas, Co. Kildare           
24 - 25  June      
Abhainn Rí Festival 2016              
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 7th year, the eclectic festival’s ten day programme, running from Friday 24th June to Sunday 3rd 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.
24 June - 3 July  
Various FREE activities        
Fisherstown Trad Festival            
A celebration of traditional music featuring some of Ireland's finest artists.
The Fisherman's Inn, Fishertown, Co Laois             
24 - 26 June       
Friday & Sunday €10 Full weekend €20     

The Old Fort Quarter Festival      
An exciting new street festival for Portlaoise has been announced! The Old Fort Quarter Festival draws its title and theme from the little known, but fascinating history of the original ‘Fort of Maryborough’ and offers a weekend of free family fun and live music on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June on Main Street, Portlaoise                                                                                                                                                                         
Fairy Forest        
Why not collect a free Fairy map & do a fairy hunt with the kids? Simply collect the map from Jenny's Flower & Gift Shop in Ballymahon. You can also call back to Jenny's Flower & Gift Shop and collect a fairy treat.          
Ballymahon, Co. Longford           
Longford Summer Festival          
A summer festival celebrating Longford! Top live acts & great family fun!  
24 - 26 June       
Admission for adults is €10 and €5 for children or there is also the family ticket capped at €30 for two adults and two plus children.       

Car Boot Sale                   
Drogheda Presbyterian Church, Cople Road          
Meath   Hay Festival       
This year's Festival brings more new imaginings from our most diverse programme yet of writers, artists, musicians, politicians and personalities.    
Various locations across Meath   24 - 26 June       
From FREE          

Meath Bulldogs vs Louth Mavericks       
Love sport? Why not check out an American Football game this weekend!  
Navan Rugby Club, Old Balreask

Strawberry Festival        
The Strawberry Festival celebrates the strawberry, every year on the last weekend of June. Celebrating since 1967 with an art & literary trail, buskers, youth events, WeXpose, A Taste of Wexford Strawberries and of course MUSIC !!!       
Enniscorthy, Wexford     
24 - 26 June       
From FREE          
Wexford Maritime Festival          
Free family fun festival with maritime fun, rescue village, aircraft displays, artisan food and live entertainment   
Wexford Quay   

Blackwater Open Farm
Visit Blackwater Open Farm for a fun day out for the whole family, meet the animals, play in the playground, milk Jessie our model dairy cow, ride the tractors and enjoy a bite to eat in our restaurant.              
Ballinaclash, Blackwater, Enniscorthy      
Adults €6 Children €3 Under 1's go free      
Galway Vegan BBQ        
A vegan barbecue along the Claddagh Quay… Bliss Bites Bakery and Moodley Manor are teaming up for a foodgasm outside the Flea Style Market on Sunday, June 26. Sample heaps of different sorts of vegan burgers here, pair ’em with loads of fresh made sauces and yummy treats… What else could you want?              
Claddagh Hall, Galway City

Flea Style Market            
Galway’s Best Indoor thrift style market   Claddagh Hall, Galway City
Westport Food Festival 
The 2016 Westport Food Festival will include an action-packed itinerary, with something for everyone even including the little ones. Several other events are scheduled for the three day festival including the Food Village & Fringe Festival taking place on June the 25th at the Octagon, Food Fest Forum, Foody Tours, Bike Buffet, Kids’ Pizza-Making, and Mushroom Foraging.       
Westport, Mayo              
24 - 26 June       
From FREE          
Quack In the Park           
Claremorris Community Radio are hosting a day for the Radio dedicated to inviting everyone to come and celebrate the Summer Solstice a few days late!! Lots of FREE entertainment including an introduction to becoming a DJ for a day! Showcasing how and where the production team create the station
Clare Lake & McMahon Park Claremorris

Cong Food Village          
Cong Food Village aim is to educate our youth on good quality food and where it comes from. To put Cong on the Map as a good quality food destination.          
Cong, Co Mayo 
24 - 26 June       
Various FREE events       

Fleadh Cheoil an Chlair 2016 Kilrush        
Fleadh Cheoil an Chlair will take place in Clare from 24th – 26th June. Competitions will take place on Friday for set dancing and the music & singing competitions will take place on Saturday for U12s and U15s and on Sunday for U18 and Adult.   
Kilrush, Co Clare              
24 - 26 June       

Family Fun Day In Aid Of Temple Street Children’s Hospital              
A Family Fun day in honour of Ivy Guilfoyle to give back to the wonderful hospital that helped bring her home! On the day there will be lots going on to keep everyone entertained!            
Eire Og Ennis, Co Clare   

Chareville Agricultural Show      
A great day out for all the family!              
Charleville, Cork              
25 - 26 June       
Saturday Adults - €10
OAPS & Students - € 5

Travara Regatta Weekend                         
Urhan, Co Cork  24 - 26 June       
Ballineen & Enniskeane Community Festival       
Festival Bingo followed by a Midnight Walk in aid of West Cork Civil Defence.  There will be lots of fun activities at the Ballineen & Enniskeane Community Festival.  Activities include: Bingo Night, Midnight Walk in aid of West Cork Civil Defence.                   
24 – 26 June       

Con Curtin Music Festival            
Lots of live music, pub trails, street busking, set ceili, master workshops, singing and plenty more! Brosna, Co Kerry              
24 - 26 June       
From FREE          

The Enchanted Fairy Festival      
Come along & dress up in an enchantment theme, bring a picnic & embrace a sense of adventure & discovery            
Kilflynn near Tralee, Co. Kerry     
25 - 26 June       
FREE - €4            

Movie day at The Raceway Outdoor Cinema      
Outdoor cinema Kids movie 3.30pm Family Movie 6.30 pm Moonlight movie 9.30 pm            
Tipperary Raceway Rosegreen Cashel Co. Tipperary          
Tickets €5 for all three movies    

Dunmore East Food Festival       
A weekend for all the family packed with foodie treats, music, entertainment and lots and lots of FUN!!!  
Dunmore East, Co Waterford      
24 - 26 June       
From FREE to €10             

Belfast  Belfast Carnival Village  
On Saturday 25th June, our colourful Carnival will transform the south end of Ormeau Park (Ormeau Road gates) into a theatrical set where performing puppets, mad hatters, crazy golfers, orchestrated musicians will play, dance and just sit around the Village's Carnival Street, Village Green, Bandstand and Samba School. Landmarks such as the H&W Cranes(!) and Albert Clock(!) will be part of the fun & games and you can take part in carnival arts sessions and a Join-In Village Parade. 
Ormeau Park, Blefast     
Antrim   The Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival             
The Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival at Shanes Castle in Antrim, now in its 38th year, is a two-day extravaganza of all things country and a superb day out for all the family (even the dog).    Shanes Castle    
25 - 26 June       
Adult £10; Family £25 (2 adults and up to 4 children); Child (5-15) £5. Pay at gate.

Letterkenny Artisan Market       
Letterkenny Artisan Market in association with Letterkenny CDP, are delighted to announce a day of fun, face painting, photo booth, kids crafts, live music AND a kids eat FREE BBQ!
This fun day is to help raise awareness of the fantastic work that the Letterkenny CDP does in the local community of letterkenny.
 Letterkenny, Co Donegal             

Comber Earlies Food Festival      
Come along and sample the world famous Comber Earlies or some delicious locally produced food from the artisan Food Fair. Local chefs will be providing live cookery demonstrations at the festival kitchen throughout the day.        
Comber, Co Down           

Newry Show     
The Show is a great family day out with something for everyone to enjoy. There are Horse, Sheep, Cattle, Goat, Birds and Dog competitions as well as competitive categories in Flower Arranging, Poetry and Writing, Children will also get an opportunity to show off their painting skills.
Newry, Co Down             
£7.50 per adult.  Children under 16 FREE   
BuskFest is an international busking festival which takes place in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. The event, which is now in its 13th year, attracts 6000+ people from across the globe to Banbridge Town Centre.               
Banbridge, Co Down       

Tyrone Living Vintage Fashion Show      
Living Vintage will bring their unique show of authentic clothes and accessories from the 1940s – 50s from their private collection. This amazing show is set in an atmosphere of fun and nostalgia, suitable for all ages, could be a trip down memory lane for some or a peek into grandma’s wardrobe. Early booking is advisable for this very exciting and memorable show.    
Alley Theatre, Railway Street       

Night at the Dogs            
If you’re driving the Wild Atlantic Way, taking a city break in Dublin or exploring Ireland’s Ancient East, you’re never too far from a Night at the Dogs.  For more information visit

Various locations including Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kildare, West Meath & Kerry     
Admission, Race Card, 1/4 Pounder, Chips & Beer/Wine/Soft Drink for €10.95pp! This package must be pre-booked via or telephone 00353 61 448080   

Maxi Zoo 10th Birthday Roadshow - Liffey Valley 
Free family event including face painting, balloon modelling & pets zone!
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