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Energia map of free & cheap things to do 6th - 7th October

  1. Dublin
  1. Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival
Friday 5th October – Sunday 7th October
A new independent short film and music festival, DISFMF takes place in the capital and most populous city of Ireland, Dublin. The festival aims to bring the best short films from Ireland, Europe and the world for showcase. There is every imaginable genre available – drama, comedy, animation, music videos, narrative stories, documentaries and horror; and the festival was designed to help build crucial cultural bridges and enhance networking opportunities within the creative industries. This year the festival is taking place from the 5th to the 7th of October in Cineworld, O'Connell Street and The Sugar Club.
Admission: €5
  1. Simon Home Run
Phoenix Park, Saturday 6th October 2018
For the past 34 years, the Dublin Simon Community have hosted Fun Run in the Phoenix Park. However, this 6th October 2018 as we come into our 35th year of the event the homeless situation is the worst we have ever seen. There is a need and an urgency to not only raise essential funds but to show solidarity with the thousands of adults and children who are, as we speak, trapped in the despair of homelessness. We a need a change in direction…we must do more!
At Dublin Simon Community, we see the Home Run as an opportunity for our whole community to get active, enjoy the day together and raise much needed funds.
The race is licenced by AAI, has chip timing, and takes in a unique 5 mile route around the park. We also have a fun festival village at the finish line, with goodie bags, music, food & drinks and lots of entertainment for all the family.
Please join us in the Phoenix Park on Saturday, 6th October and join the movement for homes.
Admission: €25(free entry under 12s)
  1. Busker Fleadh
Smithfield Square, Sunday 7th October, 12pm
Join in the celebration of live performance as the best of independent music is brought together in a lively atmosphere at the Busker Fleadh, taking place in Smithfield Square on Sunday 7th October. Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this FREE family-friendly event will showcase some of the most thrilling musical talent and street performance Ireland has to offer.
Admission: Free
  1. Dublin Festival of History 2018
24th September – 7th October
Over 140 free talks taking place across Dublin as part of this annual festival. The Festival will culminate with a ‘Big Weekend’ series of talks at City Hall and the Printworks, Dublin Castle, taking place from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October featuring many best-selling historians. Michael Palin will bring to life the history of the ship HMS Erebus, Anne Applebaum will discuss Stalin’s war on the Ukraine in the 1930s, while Helen Rappaport will shed new light on the murder of the Russian Imperial Family 100 years after their deaths. Filmmaker Nuala O’Connor and historian Diarmaid Ferriter will showcase their new documentary on the Irish Civil War, “Keepers of the Flame”.
Admission: Free
  1. Oktoberfest 2018
October 6th, 12pm – 4pm
Meine Damen und Herren, mark your calendars because Oktoberfest Dublin is back! Since this is our 10th Anniversary, it's going to be bigger and better than ever before! Join us for a grand total of 20 days and nights of German food, culture, music and (of course) ice cold beer... PROST!
Admission: €15
  1. Carlow
Carlow Autumn Walking Festival
October 5th -7th
The Carlow Autumn Walking Festival provides the perfect opportunity to get out and explore the gorgeous Carlow countryside whether you are a serious rambler or just like to stretch your legs and enjoy the view.  The stunning natural features of the Blackstairs Mountains and the River Barrow provide the perfect backdrop for a range of superb walks to suit beginners, experienced, or advanced walkers. 
Admission: €5 - €40
  1. Kildare
Buaine Na Gaoithe at Kildare Readers Festival
October 6th, 3pm – 6pm
Poet Martin Dyar and composer Ryan Molloy have joined forces to create Buaine na Gaoithe, a stunning and original poetry song cycle for soprano, flute and harp. Renowned American soprano Liz Pearse and Swiss performers Lindsay Buffington (harp) and Chelsea Czuchra (flute) will present Buaine Na Gaoithe along with works by Mamlok and Crumb, in the beautiful setting of the new Athy Library building, as part of the 2018 Kildare Reader's Festival Programme. Dyar and Molloy's song cycle contains five specially commissioned new poems which explore themes of landscape, nature, maternity, light, music itself and the human voice – its power to reveal the deepest of insights. An atmospheric, lyrical and vocally adventurous journey, this landmark work for soprano, flute and harp will appeal both to lovers of music and the written word.
Admission: Free
  1. Kilkenny
Printing Workshop
October 6th, 12pm – 4pm
Come along and get involved with the week of positive mental health events by printing your own positive message on a t-shirt for you to keep and wear.
Admission: Free

  1. Laois
Wolfhill Co. Laois pleasure ride, open to all
7th October @ 11am
IlDRA leinster branch will host a Pleasure ride in wolfhill Co. Laois on the 7th Of October. 
This venue has plenty of car parking a quick access on to forestry tracks ah grass lanes. there is also some road with wide grass verges. 
Pleasure ride only open to all members and non-members. 
Admission: Free
  1. Longford
Ballinamuck Bog Loop
The name Ballinamuck is derived from the original Irish language name Beal Atha na Muice which means 'the mouth of the ford of the pig'. According to legend a famous black pig rooted up a trench, from the Dane's Cast in Armagh, through Ballinamuck until it arrived at the Ford of Lough Gowna where a man struck it with a stone and thus put an end to the pigs rooting! In addition to this walk, the quiet rural village is an ideal base for fishing, cycling and observing nature. 
Admission: Free
  1. Louth
Annaloughan Loop
Nature walk in Rockmarshall Jenkinstown.
Admission: €5
  1. Meath
Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival 2018
October 6th – November 4th
Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival that we now call Halloween, originated here in Co. Meath in the Boyne Valley more than 3,000 years ago. Samhain marks the end of the old Celtic year and the beginning of the New Year, and where the spirits of the dead passed on to the next world. 
Admission: Free
  1. Offaly
Tullamore Vegan Potlucks!
6th October @ 12pm
We want to invite you to bring your favourite VEGAN FOOD to our potluck to share! It can be store bought or home-made so long as it is vegan! (meaning no meat, eggs, dairy or honey). You can join whether or not you are vegan, all are welcome to this social event!
Admission: Free
  1. Westmeath
Disney High School Musical
October 3rd – 7th
Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.
Admission: €12 - €15
  1. Wexford

Junior Park Run
We are delighted to announce that the inaugural junior park run will take place on Sunday 9th September at 9:30am.
This event is a 2k run for juniors only (4 to 14-year-olds) and will be held here every Sunday at 9.30am.
Admission: Free registration here
  1. Wicklow

Redcross beer Festival
October 5th 6th
Annual Redcross Beer Festival with guest beers so far from Wicklow Wolf Brewing CompanyBallykilcavan Farm and BreweryHopfully BrewingO Brother BrewingMont BreweryDungarvan Brewing Company . Bands and Beer Games on each night and delicious Street Food served up in the courtyard from Mickey Finn's Pub.
All Craft Beer sales on the night to Mellon Educate for building schools in South Africa. 
Admission: Donation based entrance
  1. Clare
Clare Walking Tours
Clare Walking Tours are right in the heart of the East Clare Lakelands and are an excellent base for enjoying the walks and sights of this wonderful corner of Ireland. You will stay at the very centrally based and luxurious Clareville House B&B which has Failte Ireland and AA 4Diamond approval and is situated in the beautiful heritage village of Tuamgraney.
Admission: Free
  1. Cork

Indie Cork
October 7th – 14th
IndieCork is an annual arts festival that has been running since 2013, celebrating independent film and music from around Cork and Ireland. Each year, the organisers put together a programme of film screenings, talks, workshops, and performances around a handful of Cork City venues including The Gate Cinema, Nano Nagle Place, and Blacknight Festival Centre at the Village Hall on St Patrick’s Quay.
Admission: €0 - €8
  1. Kerry
Dingle Food Festival
5th - 7 October 2018
Join us for a buying and selling extravaganza. Expect in excess of 20 stalls brimming with all things infant, child and maternity. When : 12 noon to 2pm. Contact us now to book a stall or any further information on our Kerry Markets: [email protected]. Click GOING and SHARE this event with your friends to be in with a chance to win FREE EARLY ENTRY for you and a friend!
Admission: €3 adult, €5 for two, Kids go free
  1. Limerick
Lim Brick City
October 6th – October 7th
From the people who brought you Brick Con Limerick, we're back! This time with a bigger and better show (and even a new name) - LimBrick City promises to be an amazing weekend for any Lego fan.
Admission: €12 (general) €4 (child)
  1. Tipperary
Sketching Tipperary
7th – 18th October
Walking workshop of the towns of South Tipperary, taking in the historical sites with a few sketches along the way
Admission: Free
  1. Waterford
Glenshelane Forest
The Glenshelane Forest Walks, consists of one linear and three looped walks.
Blue 2km: Green 3km: Red – 10km: purple - 2.75km.
Glenshelane consists of a long-wooded glen that runs either side of the Glenshelane River and has an extensive network of forest roads, trails and bridges that give the walker a great variety of choice from short strolls to long distance walks. The glen was originally covered in oak which was cleared and replaced with Norwegian spruce, some small pockets of the original oak remain scattered throughout the site under which a second storey of holly, hazel and rowan now grows. Walkers can expect to enjoy beautiful riverside walks through magnificent woodlands of conifers and broadleaves.
Flore: Thick carpets of bluebell cover the forest floor in season.
Admission: Free
  1. Galway
Galway Jazz Festival
4th – 7th October
Over the four days of the festival, we will hear musicians from 14 countries, in 20 venues, and over 50 gigs. Plus plenty of talk, both formal and informal, some cinema, kids stuff, masterclasses and loads of unexpected and unplanned delights. Come and say 'Hi', we're a friendly bunch, and we value you, the listener, and your curiosity and sense of adventure, which was so inspiring for us over the past few years of putting together a cracking festival. Our borders are open. Brexit Schmexit.
Admission: Varied Prices
  1. Leitrim
The Miners Way And Historical Trail
It then meanders through the coal mining territory of the Arigna Mountains, tracing the ancient routes followed by the coal miners on their way to work. Then it goes westward through the Lough Key Forest Park to Boyle as the Historical Trail. It then crosses the Curlieu Mountains and the Bricklieve Mountains, skirting the many megalithic burial mounds of this area. From Castlebaldwin it heads eastwards to rejoin the Miners way near Ballyfarnon.
Admission: Free
  1. Mayo
Paddy Casey
6th October
Paddy Casey will perform at Garbo’s in Castlebar this Saturday.
Admission: €20
  1. Roscommon
Three Identical Strangers
6th October
In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.
Admission: Free
  1. Sligo
Strandhill Food Festival
October 6th – 7th
Get down Sligo Airport this October, where an enormous array of food stalls and producers, food bloggers, cookbook authors and top chefs from across Ireland will have you flying high on flavour for the second Strandhill Food Festival. Enjoy the transformation as Hangar 1 becomes a great food hall, with more than 30 stands where you can learn about and sample delights from fresh dairy and produce to artisan jams, breads and chocolates. 
Admission: €5
  1. Donegal
Maghery Walk
This walk forms part of Sli na Rossan (National Waymarked Way) but is an excellent short walk on its own.  Shortly after leaving the beach/car park you are in quiet countryside with excellent views over the Rosses and out towards Aranmore Island.
Admission: Free
  1. Cavan
Baillieborough Poetry Festival
4th – 7th October
Bailieborough Poetry Festival - Readings, workshops, open mic, competition results, music, art exhibition etc.
Admission: Free
  1. Monaghan
Daxton Monaghan
6th October
Join us at the Davo Saturday 6th October for live music by Daxton Monaghan in our main lounge from 6pm-10pm.
Admission: Free
  1. Fermanagh
Eniskillen 100
6th October
Motorcycle Racing returns to Fermanagh in the form of the Enniskillen 100 Revival - Ulster Superbike Championship Round 9
16 races around the 1.2-mile airfield circuit. Non-stop action which will see Ulster championship titles being won from 125/250 cc right up to 1000cc superbikes. Expect full grids of riders of all abilities and from all over Ireland.
Parking available onsite.
Admission: £10
  1. Tyrone
Beaghmore Stone Circles
Walking among the mysterious Beaghmore Stone Circles will mesmerise you. Pause amid these seven ancient circles, among the finest in Ireland, and you can easily imagine the voices and mysterious echoes of the past. You will feel energy here, and a connection to the land of our ancestors
Admission: Free
  1. Derry
Fashion Show & Sparkling Afternoon Tea
7th October
Join us on Sunday 7th October in the elegant Northern Counties Ballroom at the stunning Bishop's Gate Hotel for an afternoon of sweet treats, delicate finger sandwiches & a live showcase of some of the wonderful products in Tahlia Leathers range.
A pop up shop will be available after the show to allow guests to purchase some of the items featured in the fashion showcase - an ideal opportunity to pick up some early festive gifts! For more information and to reserve your tickets please call Bishop's Gate Hotel on (028) 7114 0300.
Admission: £30
  1. Antrim
Joanna Lumley – It’s All About Me
6th October
Joanna will regale fans with tales from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna questions from the audience that they've always wanted to ask, making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember.
Admission: £29.50
  1. Down
Big Brent Event
6th October
Experience the return of 25,000 Brent geese to Strangford Lough and discover their incredible 3000km journey from the Arctic, through a range of workshops, expert talks, wildlife walks and family fun!
Take a Walk on the Wild Side and immerse yourself with thousands of Brent geese alongside an expert guide and sign up your family for the Junior Bird Watch Safari - perfect for budding explorers.
You can also join wildlife author Anthony McGeehan for brunch as he exclusively discusses his new book, ‘To the ends of the earth: Ireland’s place in migration’, and pick up tips on how best photograph local wildlife with WWT’s Nigel Snell.
For those seeking more family fun, hear stories of Brenda the lonely Brent goose, join local artist Bernice Anderson for wildlife craft and challenge your compass skills with our new Brent navigation trail.
Admission: £5 -£9
  1. Armagh
Apple Sundays at Ardress House
7th October
The autumn colours are a beautiful sight at Ardress. Take the opportunity to see the golden and russet colours and nature’s splendour on the gentle walks around the property such as ‘The Lady’s Mile’. Whilst you’re there, why not say hello to the farmyard animals and feed the chickens. To top off your visit, take a tour of Ardress House to discover the history behind this charming 17th-century farmhouse, famous for the elegant neo-classical drawing room, with plasterwork by Michael Stapelton.
Admission: £5 (adult) £2.50 (child)
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