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Below are a range of events happening around Ireland suitable for Parents and/or Families



Connaught



Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 07/12 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Dublin County



1916: Tales from the Other Side
1916: Tales from the Other Side
A new exhibition exploring minority experiences of the Irish revolution, especially stories from the Irish Protestant communities. A fact-finding activity sheet is provided for children. Includes ‘Bullet Books’, ancient texts which were machine-gunned during Easter Week and have never been repaired. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays.
Start: 23/04 End: 23/12 Times: 9.30am - 5pm; Saturd Admission: €2-€3; children free www.marshlibrary.ie
e: elaine.doyle@marshlibrary.ie
Phone: (01) 4543511
Marsh's Library, St Patrick's Close, Dublin 8
Take a 1916 Selfie!
Take a 1916 Selfie!
Take a hat, take a seat and take a selfie! At the end of our 1916 Tales from the Other Side exhibition we have a dressing up corner, where everyone can choose a hat from one of the characters from the display cases. We also have the quills & ink as always and you can take a look at some bullet wounded books from 1916 and some modern recreations!
Start: 07/07 End: 23/12 Times: 10am-5pm (excl. Tu & Admission: Children free/Adults & Concess www.marshlibrary.ie
e: julie.burke@marshlibrary.ie
Phone: 014543511
Marsh's Library, St. Patrick's Close Dublin
Fun Children's Workshops
Fun Children's Workshops
Join us for more fun workshops at Christ Church, on the second Saturday of every month. Create your own Tudor accessories, make a circular weaving, learn the art of calligraphy, design your own Viking character, felt your own bird or become a chorister for the day. Further details on our website. Please email ruth@christchurch.ie to join in.
Start: 09/07 End: 10/12 Times: 2-4pm Admission: 2 euro per child christchurchcathedral.ie
e: ruth@christchurch.ie
Phone: 016778099
Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
Richmond Barracks Exhibition Centre
Richmond Barracks Exhibition Centre
A new exhibition centre developed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Set in the historic Richmond Barracks – within whose walls over 3,000 Irish rebels were held – the interactive, multimedia attraction will trace the story of the site from military barracks to housing estate and from school, to exhibition centre.
Start: 17/08 End: 23/12 Times: 10am - 4pm Admission: €3-€17 www.richmondbarracks.ie
e: richmondbarracks@dublincity.ie
Phone: 012228477
Off Bulfin Road, Inchicore Dublin
Family Hang-Out Zone
Family Hang-Out Zone
If you’re feeling adventurous you can explore the building as you follow our special Art Trail, you can take a look at images, posters and artwork from some of our favourite events from our first 21 years, get creative in our drawing and writing stations, share your ideas for events you’d like to see over the next 21 years, or simply curl up with a book from our library!
Start: 22/10 End: 06/01 www.ark.ie
e: boxoffice@theark.ie
Phone: 01 6707788
11a Eustance Street, Temple Bar Dublin
WEST END WORKSHOP
WEST END WORKSHOP
IELAND'S OWN WEST END STAR SHARON SEXTON is hosting a Specialist West End Workshop Masterclass for ONE DAY ONLY Sunday 4th Decemeber from 10.30 2.00 including a 15 minute workshop presentation for students up to 21 years of age. Cost : 25 euro
Start: 04/12 End: 04/12 Times: 10:30-2 Admission: €25 WWW.HUES.PRODUCTIONS
e: huesproductionsco@gmail.com
Phone: 0834113400
DUBLIN Dublin
Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 07/12 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Children’s Crafts Club 2017
Children’s Crafts Club 2017
Craftspeople of the past and present have found inspiration in the plants, animals and landscapes of the Irish woodlands. They explore the forests, foraging for natural materials to make beautiful crafts. This year the Tradfest Crafts club follows in their footsteps and looks to the woods for inspiration. Come and try your hand at some of these natural crafts in our drop in sessions led by three exciting craft artists.Ages 4+. Drop-in sessions will take approximately 30 minute.
Start: 28/01 End: 29/01 Times: 4.30pm Admission: Free www.ark.ie
e: boxoffice@ark.ie
Phone: 01 670 7788
11a Eustace St, Temple Bar Dublin
Tech Week Ireland 2017
Tech Week Ireland 2017
Tech Week is Ireland's nationwide festival of technology, aimed at students, parents and the public. Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and technology are shaping every area of life including Education, Health, the Environment, and more. Objective #1 is to inspire students to engage with STEM subjects, and equip them with the knowledge and experience necessary to make informed choices about their future subject and career choices. Objective #2 is to educate all citizens – of every age and background – about the challenges and rewards of our fast-changing technological society.
Start: 23/04 End: 29/04 Times: 10-4 www.techweek.ie
e: lisa@ics.ie
Dublin Castle

Leinster (outside Dublin)



Parent and Toddler Group
Toddler Story Time
Story time for pre-school children, aged less than 5 years old, takes place in Kilcock Library on Thursday mornings during primary Shool term, from 9.30 - 10.30. Register with the Library to join the group or just come along any Thursday morning. A great way to meet other parents, or Au pairs, especially if you are new to the area.
Start: 15/09 End: 22/06 Times: 9:30 - 10:30pm www.kildare.ie/library
e: kilcocklib@kildarecoco.ie
Phone: 01 6284403
Kilcockl Library, Unit 2, The Lamp, School St., Kilcock Kildare
Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 07/12 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Munster



Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 07/12 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Ulster



Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 07/12 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Engineers Week 2017
Engineers Week 2017
Engineers Week is a week long programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering. Engineers Week 2016 was a great success. Visit the website to find out more about the free interactive events taking place in your county for Engineers Week 2017.
Start: 04/03 End: 10/03 www.engineersweek.ie
e: steps@engineersireland.ie
Phone: 01 665 1340
Bealtaine Living Earth Biodiversity Festival
To raise awareness of biodiversity and Irish natural heritage, and to promote the relationship between sustainabiliy, biodiversity and natural resources.
Start: 21/05 End: 29/05 www.livingearth.ie
e: bmkennedy@wit.ie
Phone: 051302705