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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: 05/04/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Dublin County



The Unicorn and Fencing Mouse
The Unicorn and Fencing Mouse
Back by popular demand our exhibition of 33 books displaying hidden marginalia, annotations and doodles on the pages of our collections. There is opportunity for visitors to create a doodle of their own and add a scribbling to our 'Communal Doodle'!
Start: 05/01/2017 End: 31/03/2017 Times: 9.30am-5.00pm Admission: €3/€2 (Children free) www.marshlibrary.ie
e: julie.burke@marshlibrary.ie
Phone: 014543511
Marsh's Library Dublin
Healthy Food Made Easy courses
Healthy Food Made Easy courses
HSE led 6 week cookery and nutrition courses available in various Dublin suburbs. Can arrange groups through schools or parents can access local public courses. Learn the healthy way to shop, cook and eat
Start: 10/01/2017 End: 30/06/2017 Times: flexible Admission: free for school parents www.northsidepartnership.ie
e: linda.scanlan@nspartnership
Phone: 018320995
Dyslexia and Mindfulness
Dyslexia and Mindfulness
It will be the first ever mindfulness course to have a focus on and support adults with dyslexia. The course will provide an opportunity to gain practical experience of mindfulness and how you can apply it in your daily life.
Start: 01/03/2017 End: 04/05/2017 Times: 6pm to 8pm Admission: Total Cost 80 euros www.dai.ie
e: maria.mcloughlin69@gmail.com
Phone: 086-8323520
Dyslexia Association of Ireland, 5th floor, Block B, Joyce's Court, Talbot Street, Dublin
Put Yourself in the Portrait Gallery
Put Yourself in the Portrait Gallery
Children are the focus of our portrait gallery, with a collection of 12 portraits by acclaimed Irish artist Brian Maguire alongside a range of self-portraits drawn by children. Having seen all these, you will be able to use our portrait drawing stations to draw your own self-portraits to add to the collection.
Start: 04/03/2017 End: 26/03/2017 Times: 10.30am & 4pm Admission: Free www.ark.ie
e: boxoffice@ark.ie
Phone: 01 670 7788
11a Eustace St, Temple Bar Dublin
Templeogue Afterschool Academy
Templeogue Afterschool Academy
Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone will visit Templeogue Afterschool Academy at St Marys Rugby Club on Friday 31st March 2017 at 4pm. The children will participate in activities such as Speech & Drama and Art. Join us for tea & coffee and an opportunity to meet the Minister. For enquiries please contact us on 086 2530875. Thank you
Start: 31/03/2017 End: 31/03/2017 Times: 4 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. Admission: No Admission www.taa.ie
e: info@taa.ie
Phone: 0862530875
Templeogue, D 6 Dublin
Give It A Blast - Cricket4Girl
Give It A Blast - Cricket4Girl
Free "Give It A Blast" Cricket4Girls Event at Leinster Cricket Club Rathmines - a Boy-free fun filled zone - register online and show up on the day to have a chance of winning two tickets to see Justin Bieber in concert
Start: 01/04/2017 End: 01/04/2017 Times: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission: FREE! www.giveitablast.com
e: info@giveitablast.com
Phone: 087 2343463
Leinster Cricket Club Rathmines 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: 05/04/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
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: 23/04/2017 End: 29/04/2017 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: 15/09/2016 End: 22/06/2017 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
Mini Muckers Family Mud Run
Mini Muckers Family Mud Run
An obstacle family mud run. Distance 2.5km with the option to run as many laps as you like. Ideal for teams, coaches, families and friends. Minimum age, 7 years old. For more information check out our website.
Start: 01/04/2017 Times: 11am Admission: €15 www.minimuckers.ie
e: info@minimuckers.ie
Puchestown Racecourse, Nass. 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: 05/04/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Hell & Back Junior
Hell & Back Junior
Ireland’s Toughest Physical and Mental Endurance Challenge for Children, HELL & BACK Junior is a fun and exhilarating obstacle course mud run for primary school kids seeking the ultimate adventure!
Start: 18/06/2017 End: 21/06/2017 Times: 9 - 6 Admission: €25 www.hellandback.ie
e: info@aliveoutside.ie
Phone: 01 214 7355
Kilruddery Estate, Bray Wicklow

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: 05/04/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
First Cut! Film Festival for Young Filmmakers
First Cut! Film Festival for Young Filmmakers
First Cut! Youth Film Festival, April 27-29, showcases new films by young filmmakers over three days packed with screenings, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals. Every type of film is screened: fiction, documentary, animation, music video and more.
Start: 27/04/2017 End: 29/04/2017 www.firstcutfilmfestival.com
e: firstcutfilm@gmail.com
Phone: 0868139019
Mail Arts Centre, Youghal, Cork

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: 05/04/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
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: 21/05/2017 End: 29/05/2017 www.livingearth.ie
e: bmkennedy@wit.ie
Phone: 051302705