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Energia Map 5th-6th October

  1. Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K
When: 5th October
Want to take part in a fun active event for all the family? If so, register now for the Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K, taking place at 2pm on Saturday 5th October 2019. This event returns for its 11th year in full force with over a thousand participants walking, jogging or rolling the 5km scenic route around Kilbogget Park. Taking place during the Counties ‘Festival of Inclusion’, this annual 5km event prides itself on being fully-inclusive, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. With a DJ on hand to add to the festive atmosphere, each participant receives an event t-shirt at sign-in and a medal for children on crossing the finish line. This year we will again have lots of fun activities for all the family from 1pm that will include a chance to try a range of sports and activities.
Admission: €5 for adults and free for children
  1. Walking Tour of Merrion Square
When: 5th October
Explore the interesting history and statues of Merrion Square on this free walking tour with Dublin City Council Historian in residence, Maeve Casserly. Meet at Oscar Wilde Statue, Merrion Square North-West. Walks take approximately 90 minutes
Admission: Free, but booking is required
  1. Walking Tour of Howth
When: 6th October
See Howth through the eyes of a local. This experience will let you live, feel & breathe the real Ireland as thou you were a native. We start our journey through time, hearing tales of Viking and Norman invasions and learning about the history of the 700-year-old castle. Immerse yourself in Irish culture as we walk through the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey (Built in 1042) and visit sites known only to locals (Hidden Howth). There will be plenty of time for photographs, as you stroll through this picturesque fishing village and meet the local colony of seals and the huge variety of seabirds. Whether you have a passion for Irish history, or prefer listening to the myths and legends you have come to associate with ancient Ireland, there is something for everyone.
Admission: Free - Groups over 10 charged at €5 per person
2. Cork

The Cork Folk Festival
When: 3rd - 6th October
The Cork Folk Festival 3rd Oct -7th October is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s southern capitol, Cork. The 39 year old festival is emerging as one of the most important folk & traditional music events in Ireland and has a growing reputation in Europe. Performances take place in concert halls, music venues, in 30 bars and on the Streets. It features concerts with international, cutting edge and established artists plus lectures, workshops, children’s events, and traditional set dancing. The event has a strong focus on local Cork City, Sliabh Luachra and Irish Traditional and folk musicians and singers, so prepare for plenty of polkas, slides and harrier ballads
Admission: Varies - many free and unticketed events
3. Kerry
  1. Small Roads Theatre Festival - Kenmare
When: 25th Sept- 13 Oct
The Small Roads Theatre Festival is back and is set in the beautiful setting of Kenmare, Co. Kerry. This festival has something to offer everyone  with all shows taking place in the Carneige Theatre, Kenmare. Each play will be shown in the evening and late afternoon, with a total of 15 shows altogether.
Admission: Starts at €8
  1. Dingle Food Festival
The Dingle Food Festival takes place on the first weekend in October every year in the beautiful fishing town of Dingle on the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is organised by a group of local people on a non profit making basis. Highlights of the festival include cookery demonstrations, over 50 market stalls, workshops, street entertainment, childrens events, wine tastings, whiskey tastings and much much more.
Admission: Starts at Free
4. Meath

Apple Harvest Walk
When: 5th October
Come for a family day out, including a walk through the Cooney family orchards with a mulled Cooneys Irish Cider in hand. Located at the foot of the Hill of Tara and just outside the village of Kimessan, the Cooney family orchards have over 6500 apple trees planted. There will be a harvest demonstration and talk on the importance of honey bees on the day .
5. Donegal

The Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival
When: 26th September - 6th October
The Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival is an initiative of Donegal County Council, supported by The Arts Council and Creative Ireland. The event which is now in its 19th year, is set to support artists and engage communities throughout South and South West Donegal, with another packed programme of theatre, music of all kinds, spectacle, literary and visual events and events for children
Admission: Free
6. Monaghan

DreamWorld Promotions presents Adventures on Old Mc Donald’s Farm
When: 6th October, 3pm
Presented by DreamWorld Promotions, Adventures on Old  MacDonalds Farm. Join us down on Old MacDonald’s Farm for fun, songs and excitement. Friendly Scarecrow is enjoying his first day on Old MacDonald’s Farm and loves meeting all of the colourful characters that live there. When a mystery unfolds on the farm, can you help Scarecrow find out what’s going on? With an original script and brand new songs written for this production, along with many singalong favourites , this professionally produced show is a thrill for younger children.
Admission: €10
7. Waterford

Enjoy the animals at Copper Coast Mini Farm
When:  Ongoing
Copper Coast Mini Farm in Ballyadam is a family run pet farm near Tramore which is fun and accessible for all the family. Kids can interact with the animals and enjoy a pony ride, and there are many other activities aside from the animals such as a sand play area and pedal go-karts. Wheelchair and buggy accessible with changing facilities and picnic tables inside and out. The Copper Kettle Tearooms serve drinks and snacks. They also have a playground with swings, slides, tunnels and sandpits with diggers
Admission: €7 for adults and €6.50 for children
8. Clare

A Windy Autumn Day' Storytime & Craft Session

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Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon - Suitable for 3 to 6 year olds
Admission: Free

9. Galway

Flea Style Market - Autumn Style Market
When: 5th October
The market has been up and running for the last four years, and is located inside one of Galway’s coolest haunts; Galway Arts Centre & Club Áras na nGael. Sinead Sheridan hosts this monthly event which showcases some of Galway’s most creative heads, and has become a pure haven for thrifters with a big range of vintage clothing and pre-loved stalls. The market has a relaxed vibe about it, bringing you chilled out tunes while you browse the racks and occasional food stalls
Admission: Free
10. Armagh

Apple Sundays at Ardress House
When: 6th October (every weekend in October)
Autumn at Ardress House is a very special time of the year. The surrounding orchards are ready for harvesting and the lawns are blanketed in lilac crocuses. Marvel at the splendor of the Armagh Bramley in the heart of the orchard county. Pop into the different outbuildings such as the smithy, byre and threshing barn to get a flavour of old-time rural life. Younger visitors can dress up and have a go at paddling the butter. A very popular activity at this event offers the chance to use a traditional apple press to make fresh apple juice.
Admission: Adult £6 / Child £3
11. Derry

Walled City Market
When: 5th October
Guildhall Square welcomes the very best of artisan traders, offering visitors a family friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of speciality foods and handcrafted products. Tickle your taste buds with homemade jams, chutneys & sauces, artisan breads & cakes, a range organic meats and of course some sweet treats! With children’s entertainment and live music.
Admission: Free
12. Mayo

Ballina Fringe Festival
When: 4th - 20th October
Sprung from one of Ireland’s best known and longest established summer festivals, Ballina Salmon Festival, Ballina Fringe Festival is another fish entirely – an artistic exploration of life lived on the edge of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way served up in a festival of words, art and music. Following a highly successful first year, the festival returns this year, running 4-20 October 2019.
Admission: Free
13. Wicklow

Killruddery Farm Market
When: 5th October
Killruddery’s Farm Market offers a  weekly oasis of brightly coloured local produce, grown both in our own Victorian Walled Garden and just a few miles from our home.Local organic farm An Tairseach’s fruit and vegetables; Dunlavin Dairy’s locally sourced glass bottle milk, butter & cream YUM; scrumptious hot food served by Flip’n Awesome, The Crepe Box and Love Falafel; Talented local crafters and makers such as The Birds & The Teas, Loo Vit jewellery, Tom Barry woodwork, Kilcrea Design Studio and many more
Admission: Free
14. Limerick

Family Fun Day on Bedford Row
When: 5th October
The annual Family Fun Day on Saturday 5th October on Bedford Row is an afternoon of inclusive activities, face painting and fun for all ages. The Teddy Bear’s Picnic will be there so bring your Teddy to be a patient and help them get better
Admission: €10
15. Kildare

Sallins Tradfest 2019
When: 3rd - 6th October
Féile na Sollán 2019 has an exciting programme of events filled with music, song and dance for all age groups to enjoy. Many of the festival events are bilingual (i.e. English and Gaeilge), this presents a great opportunity to use whatever Irish you may have be it a lot, a little or none. For younger children there is a circus workshop and performance with Stephen McGinley in the National School, an arts and crafts workshop, Rhymes and songs for younger kids with Julie Ann de Brún in Cafe Grange.
Admission: Free
16. Offaly

Lough Boora Discovery Park
When: Ongoing
First of all, don’t let the word “park” fool you - this is no ordinary grassy space.   This vast, unique stretch of bogland is home to a spectacular collection of massive outdoor sculptures, and a sanctuary to countless species of birds, water-foul and fish. In fact, there’s so much to see, why not bring a picnic and make a day of it!
Admission: Free (Car Park €2)
17. Carlow

Tour of Borris House
Borris House is the ancestral home of the McMorrough Kavanaghs. It holds an important place in the nation’s history as this family are one of the very few ancient Irish families to have remained in possession of their lands in the same place through centuries of upheaval and disturbance. No other family in Ireland can point to a more ancient pedigree with such a continuously inhabited demesne. Join us for a tour and talk and explore the fascinating ancestral home of one of the original Celtic Kings of Ireland.
Admission: €10 - Pre-booking is advised
18. Louth

The Cottage Market
When: 5th October
A showcase of the town & surrounding areas talent.  Homemade, Homegrown and Handcrafted…..Makers, Bakers, Crafters, Artists & Artisan Producers…….baked breads, cakes, pestos, gluten free delights, hummus, honey, pizza, olive oil, Indian Street Food, chutneys & sauces, fresh organic fruit & veg, flowers and lots of craft goodies too!
Admission: Free
19. Laois

Abbeyleix Applefest
Abbeyleix Applefest is back for another year, so come join in at the Abbeyleix Community Garden to celebrate all things apple, community and Autumn! There will be fresh apple juice for sale, pressed right there in the garden by a vintage apple press. Feel free to bring your own apples if you have a few to spare from any trees! Not only that, there will be food stalls, mulled apple juice, and fresh pizza cooked in the garden's own wood-fired oven. Music and spoken word will add to the fun.
Admission: Free
20. Kilkenny

Kilkenny Animated 2019
Kilkenny has become the animation capital of Ireland with the success of local company Cartoon Saloon’s films The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea , The Breadwinner and now with a fourth  Academy Award nomination for the Best Animated Short Category with Louise Bagnall’s short film Late Afternoon. Kilkenny Animated is a festival of visual storytelling incorporating cartoons, animation and illustration in a series of exhibitions, talks, performances and workshops. programme of workshops, talks and slideshows from some of the world’s greatest character designers, illustrators, animators and cartoonists. Exhibitions, comedy nights, previews and installations – this is a treasure chest for animators and fans alike.
Admission: from €8
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