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Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend 27th - 29th 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. 

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

Carlow  5km Fun Run/Walk & Beaver Dash         
5km Fun Run/Walk & Beaver Dash in aid of the 5th Carlow Town Sout Group     
The Den, Carlow Youth Centre, Glendale Avenue, Green Lane  
€ 10       

Dublin  Battle for the Bay           
The annual Dublin Kitesurfing and SUPing Competition takes place this weekend.  The Battle for the Bay’s very special 10th Edition is about to return on Sat 28th & Sun 29 May 2016.  All ages are welcome – free entry for young and old! The concept of the Battle is very simple: Fun, Wind, Water…and Fun!!!           
Dollymount Beach at Bull Island, Clontarf             
28 - 29 May        

Africa Day          
This year Irish Aid will be hosting their flagship Africa Day family event on Sunday, 29th May 2016, from 11am to 6pm, in the grounds of the Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The family-friendly event is also FREE to attend.     
Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Dublin 

Pets in the City
Pet owners all over the city will descend on Smithfield Square where there'll be a host of stalls selling accessories for your furry friend, grooming bits and bobs, and toys. There will also be stands with information and advice from the DSPCA.
Smithfield Square, Dublin            

The Ras Bike Races         
The An Post Rás is an annual, eight-day, stage race around Ireland. The race is Ireland's number one cycling event and will take place from May 22 - 29, 2016.  The action gets underway on Sunday May 22 from Dublin Castle, Dublin City, with stage finishes in Multyfarnham, Charleville, Dingle, Sneem, Clonakilty, Dungarvan, Baltinglass and finishing in Skerries.            
Skerries, Dublin               
22 - 29 May        

Rockin Road Festival     
Rockin Road Festival 2016 is the 7th outing for this fun filled family day of music, Vintage scooters,bikes and cars with lots to occupy the young too. HUGE bouncy castle array, horse & carriage rides, market stall with lots to see and buy.Plenty of space to spread out and relax and for the kids to play safely.     
Grace Park Road, Drumcondra  
Adults €10 Children FREE             

Dublin Walking Tours   
Interactive Walking Tours of Dublin 1. Some for kids & some for the whole family. Made by students of Colaiste Dhúlaigh Media.  Simply get the Soundcloud app on your phone and go to 
Then visit the streets and take a walk!   Various locations in Dublin          

The Bookshop Band at The Gutter Bookshop Temple Bar
The Bookshop Band is comprised of Beth Porter and Ben Please, two literary-minded musicians who write beautiful songs inspired by books. The band have recorded a whopping 120 book-inspired tunes, featuring cameos and readings from authors such as Yann Martel, Ben Okri and Louis de Bernières, and their live performances in bookshops across the UK have gone down a storm. Don’t miss this chance to catch them as they play tracks from their latest album, Curious and Curiouser.
The Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar

Dublin City Soul Festival             
Dublin City Soul Festival is a true celebration of everything that makes Dublin such a buzzy and welcoming city.  Merrion Square Park      
28 - 29 May        

Kildare Fundracer 2016 in aid of Irish Autism Action and The Jay & Ellie Foundation      
Back for the fourth year at Mondello Park, Fundracer Ireland promises to be bigger and better than ever before. With a huge range of cars from supercars, rally cars, touring cars, drift cars and more there'll be something for everybody.       
Mondello Park, Carragh               

Kildare Biodiversity Week         
Kildare Biodiversity Week is a great opportunity for people to get out and find out more about nature and Wildlife in Kildare.
Various towns in Kildare              
21 - 29 May        

Kilkenny International Gospel Singing Festival
The festival brings with it workshops hosted by experts in the field on song writing, performance and running a successful Gospel Choir, public performances and gospel choir tours of the region.
Various locations in Kilkenny      
27 - 29 May        
Mullingar Park Run        
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.            
Old Trail Car Park, Newbrook Bridge, Mullingar  
Every Saturday 

Sheridan’s Irish Food Festival   
What better way to celebrate our 21st Birthday than to bring together the great Irish food producers and our customers for a big family day out.     
Virginia Road Station Headquarters, Meath        

Loughcrew Cairns           
Visit Loughcrew Cairns, the best kept secret in archaeological Ireland.    
Loughcrew Gardens, Oldcastle 

Tullamore Food Fayre Anniversary Market         
A great family day out with lots of food & craft stalls and fun activities for the kids.
Spollenstown, Tullamore             

Spring into summer with Tonnta Arts    
This Arts and Craft Fair in Athlone will have over 25 stalls & lots of activities for kids.  You might even bump into Minions, Mickey & Minnie Mouse or Olaf!    
Classic Car Show at Wells House and Gardens  
Classic Car Show where motoring enthusiasts display their collection from modern day sports to vintage cars!   
Wells House & Gardens, Ballyedmond, Gorey
Entry for drivers of Classic Cars €10 to include BBQ for the driver.  Normal gate entry of €8 applies. (Proceeds to the Make a Wish Foundation). 

Wexford Food & Wine Festival 2016     
The Wexford Food and Wine Festival is having its 8th Birthday, and following the huge success of the last seven festivals, the festival has established itself as a must attend premier food and drink event here in the South East.
Wexford Town 
27 - 29 May        
FREE - Food producers market  

Seal Release and Beach Picnic  
Join Seal Rescue Ireland this weekend for a fun time down at the northern beach of Courtown (Co. Wexford) to watch a large group of seals go back into the sea after being rehabilitated at Seal Rescue Ireland's rescue centre in Courtown. There will be food stands such as tasty burgers from A Taste of Poland from 4PM         
Courtown Harbour, Wexford     
Conamara Bog Week    
Conamara Bog Week is a  celebration of all that is magical about the Conamara landscape. The festival celebrated its 30th birthday in 2014 and has grown to be a wonderful and unique festival with something to interest all age groups              
Letterfrack, Galway       
29 May - 6 June

Westport House Open Day in aid of Western Care
Join in the family fun of the Pirate Adventure Park, visit the historic house, try out the zip wire ride, high ropes climbing fun and archery tag.             
Westport House, Quay Road, Westport

Children of Lir Festival 
Celebrate with the people of Belmullet and Erris at the Children of Lir Festival, celebrating one of Ireland's most famous legends.              
Belmullet, Mayo              
27 - 29 May        

Aos Óg Concer 
As part of Fleadh Nua @ glór this key event in the Fleadh calendar will feature some of the best young Traditional musicians, singers and dancers from Co. Clare and beyond.        
glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare      
€ 10       
Fleadh Nua 2016             
Fleadh Nua 2016 will include concerts, céilithe, sessions, street entertainment, Irish language classes, set dancing competitions, Sean-Nós dancing competitions and performances, storytelling, Singing Sessions and much more. The wide range of activities, many of them free of charge, will offer something of interest to everyone at this year’s Fleadh Nua. 
Ennis, Clare        
22 -30 May         

Summer Jam 2016          
Voiceworks and Stevie G (in association with Cork city council) present the 3rd annual summer jam in Fitzgeralds Park.  This is a family friendly free event open to all, and as usual there will be great entertainment all afternoon. A free showcase of local Cork music and entertainment at the Bandstand of Fitzgeralds Park            
Mardyke Walk,Cork       
Moto Cross Ireland - Grass Championship          
Motocross Ireland are holding a grasstrack race in Glanworth, North Cork. It includes motox bikes and quads racing. A great day out for spectators.     
Glanworth, Co Cork       
€ 5         
Fastnet Film Festival     
Each year, over the last weekend in May, the 5-day Fastnet Film Festival plays host to 300+ short films and features.      
Schull, Co. Cork
25 - 29 May        
Various free events/ other events starting from €5         

Kildorrery International Food Fair          
This year's Kildorrery International Food Fair takes place on Sunday May 29th, 2pm-4pm in the Community Car Park. Tickets €6, Family Pass €15 - All you can eat authentic food from around the world          
Kildorrery, Cork               
€6 or Family Pass €15     

Wetlands Centre            
Wetlands Experience - includes interactive experience, guided nature boat tour, access to the grounds & 20 metre viewing tower, bird hides & nature walks             
Ballyard, Tralee, Kerry   
€4 or Family Pass €20     

Killarney Beer Festival 
Learn the Beer 101 from the best in the business with brewing demonstrations, tastings; meet the brewers, beer & food pairing classes and a whole lot more.    
27 - 29 May        
Day Pass from €10          

Limerick Classic Car Show           
The show now boasts over 800 exhibits (including the largest gathering of German cars in Ireland) and attracts approximately 4,000 spectators.              
Limerick Racecourse      
€ 5         

Waterford Truck & Motor Show              
THE Show for Truck Owners, Truck Drivers, Fleet Managers and Motor Enthusiasts to attend in Ireland.
Tramore, Waterford      
28 - 29 May        
€5 (Kids under 12 go free)           

Into the Wild    
Into the Wild by Tom McDonnell:A beautifully crafted exhibition of wildlife photographs by Tom McDonnell.      
Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart     
7 - 27 May          

Titanic Quarter Scavenger Hunt               
Learn about the history of the Titanic Quarter and put your navigational skills to the test by taking part in the FSC's Scavenger Hunt!             
Meeting point: Field Studies Council NI, Block 1 Ground Floor ARC Development              
£2 per person   

Titanic Taster Photography Tour              
Become a Titanic inspired photographer for the day, learning tips and techniques, while exploring the Titanic Quarter's maritime heritage. 
Meeting point: Titanic Brown Sign next to Titanic Belfast.             
27 - 28 May        

The Big Titanic Pop-Up Picnic    
During the event, visitors can kick back and relax enjoying a mix of maritime activity including live music, dance style flash performances, Titanic mascots, games for kids and the kids at heart, whilst enjoying a delicious picnic. 
Next to Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic 
28 - 30 May        

Armagh Craft Fair           
This free event, now in its sixth year, brings high quality Craft to the heart of Armagh City and features over 45 high quality craft stalls from makers across Ireland.                
Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh.   

Jungle Book
Indigo Moon Theatre presents Jungle Book which tells a surprisingly good story that harks back to the poetry and spirit of Rudyard Kipling's original books.              
Ardowen Theatre, 97 Dublin Road, Enniskillen BT74 6FZ

North West Angling Fair              
The first ever North West Angling Fair will welcome a host of world class Fly Dressers, Casters and Angling Celebrities including Andrew Toft, Gordon Armstrong, and Jason O’Riordan             
Melvin Sports Complex, Melvin Road, Strabane, Co Tyrone         
28 - 29 May        

The Tramore Inn             
Free live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Downings, Donegal        

Sliabh League in Donegal            
Standing at the viewing point on Sliabh League in Donegal Ireland an amazing sea vista and landscape open before you. From here we can see across Donegal Bay to counties Letrim, Sligo and Mayo, out to the west is the Atlantic ocean as far as the eye can see.               
Teelin Carrick Donegal Ireland   

Maxi Zoo Ireland
This weekend is jam packed full of fun free activities in Maxi Zoo across Ireland! On Saturday the 28th of May we will host our Dog Days Family Fun Day, where dogs can meet new friends and owners can get lots of free pet care advice! On Sunday the 29th of May our stores will have a Grain Free feeding awareness day where our Pet Experts will give lots of free information on high protein, healthy food for pets!
Various store locations
28th & 29th May

Hanging Basket & Container Weekend
Having a problem with a garden or plants? Not sure what to do? There will be hanging basket demonstrations at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 28th May. Gardening Experts will be on hand to help solve your garden problem and offer advice to get your garden back in full bloom. 
Horkans Castlebar, Sligo, Galway & Glen of the Downs
28th May

Free Pet NCT Weekend at Petworld Ireland
Petworld’s  Pet NCTs, which take place twice a year, are the perfect opportunity to give your pet a health check-up and catch any problems before they get out of hand. 
Terryland, Galway, Athlone, Castlebar, Portlaoise, Nutgrove Dublin 

28th & 29th May
FREE –booking is essential

The Anchor Inn
Every Friday night Traditional Irish music Seisùn all musicians welcome.
Every Saturday night Live Bands.
1st Sunday of every month kids and adults Traditional Seisún

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