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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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Father Ted Festival Kilfenora 2016
A Festival of all things Father Ted. Daytime entertainment and craic for all the family, and night-time entertainment for adults only.
Kilfenora, Co. Clare
29 Apr - 1 May
Starting from €8 (can be very expensive)
Loop Head Walking & Heritage Festival
Vast areas of unspoilt beauty, large sandy beaches and hours of coastal walks to explore.
Loop Head, Co Clare
Drogheda Arts Festival
Finishes on Monday
Kilkenny Roots Festival
A mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and beyond.
Music all weekend
Castletown Tradfest - Half Door Club Festival
Enjoy ceilis with some top-class ceili bands such as Swallows Tail, the Five Counties, the Brian Boru, the Abbey and Johnny Reidy.
Castletown, Co. Laois
Music & Dancin' all weekend
Connemara Mussel Festival
Renvyle, Co Galway
Food / Various
FREE (€5 for print outs)
Cup of Tae Festival
The ‘Cup of Tae’ festival is in honour of a renowned player John ‘The Tae’ Gallagher (generations of his family before him made ‘teas’ on Fair Days and other days of local importance), hence the name of the festival.
29 Apr - 2 May
Galway Theatre Festival
Features nine days of exciting theatre, circus, spectacle, and story-telling, showcasing the vibrant performance culture of Ireland’s festival city.
Limerick will become a mecca for families, foodies, fun runners and watersport enthusiasts during the May Bank Holiday weekend for Riverfest 2016!
28 Apr - 2 May
Bealtaine 'May Bush' Festival
An ancient Irish custom, the May Bush will be erected and decorated with ribbons, flowers and coloured egg shells.
Rosenallis - Ireland
Decorate your bush!
Free Yoga Classes
MVP, D8 Yoga
29 Apr 10am – 1pm
Future of Farming
Science Gallery, D2
29 – 30 Apr 12 – 6 pm
For 4-10 year olds
National Gallery, D2
30 Apr 3pm
National TableTop Day: Board Games
Now in it's fourth year, International TableTop Day is a worldwide celebration of all things board, card and dicey!
Temple Bar, D2
30 Apr 10am-10pm
Phizzfest is a vibrant community arts festival which brings the little urban village of Phibsborough alive each year. It was established to develop an annual celebration of artistic life around Phibsborough, to highlight the rich diversity of culture within our community and to provide a showcase for local talent. Various events from €5
Wallace Winebars Presents; VINO 2016, A small outdoor festival of wine, street food, and music.
Italian Quarter, D1
Glug glug glug
30 Apr from 2pm
The Brickx Club is a social and creative Duplo and Lego brick building activity club for children of all ages.
30 Apr from 10am
Mountain Roots Music Weekend, Cahersiveen
Different genres of music can be enjoyed throughout the weekend, ranging from traditional to bluegrass, folk, country, blues, singer songwriter and jazz.
Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry Music
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Shine a Light on Summer
A flagship festival will take place across 8 of the 12 Great Lighthouses of Ireland
U2: Made in Dublin
Charts the story of the band over the last 40 years.
Little Museum Dublin
The Green Door Market
Indoor farmer's/food market with stalls supplying excellent quality produce located in Dublin close to the city centre!
Newmarket Dublin 8
Bray Jazz Festival
"One of the very best small jazz festivals in Europe"
Bray (various) Music
Fri 29 Apr All weekend from 10pm
Star Wars Day at Hamleys!
Master the Force at Hamleys this May!
Park Run 5k
If you're looking to get active there are park runs on in parks
In parks in towns and cities across Ireland
Running every Saturday at 9.30am