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



Connaught



Wild Air Run Galway
Avonmore Super MilkAvonmore Super Milk
Are you ready to take part in a fun run like no other? 5KM* + 10 larger than life inflatable obstacles = Extreme Fun! The Super Milk Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first and largest inflatable obstacle course. Join the 20,000+ people that got involved and had EXTREME FUN in Summer 2016. The Wild Air Run craze is sweeping the nation!
Start: 19/08 End: 19/08 wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
Galway Racecourse
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: 06/09 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Dublin County



Hunt the Book Thief
Hunt the Book Thief
Children and adults are welcome to come and find our LEGO minifigure book thief who is lurking around the library ready to steal! He is joined by historical characters from the library's past recreated in minifigure form. So take a hunt sheet and pencil and seek! You can also draw your own minifigure self and have a creative time at the LEGO table.
Start: 22/05 End: 30/12 Times: 10am-5pm Admission: Children free/Adults & Concess www.marshlibrary.ie
e: julie.burke@marshlibrary.ie
Phone: 014543511
Marsh's Library, St. Patrick's Close Dublin
Monks Tours of Christ Church
Monks Tours of Christ Church
Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday morning? Come and dress up as a monk and learn about how they lived on our new children’s tour. Saturday mornings at 12 o’clock from 3 June until 27 September. See www.christchurchcathedral.ie/education for further details.
Start: 03/06 End: 23/09 Times: 12pm Admission: 5 euro www.christchurchcathedral.ie
e: ruth@christchurch.ie
Phone: 016778099
Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
Jervis Shopping Centre Free Kids
Jervis Shopping Centre Free Kids
Free Kid's entertainment every weekend over the summer holidays, bring the family along and enjoy a great day out. Full details on our website
Start: 01/07 End: 27/08 Times: Sat 12-4 Sun 12-4 Admission: FREE www.jervis.ie
e: marketing@jervis.ie
Jervis Shopping Centre Dublin
Children Saturdays Workshops
Children Saturdays Workshops
Saturday workshops are 90min workshops that explore the natural world through hands-on games and activities. The workshops are aimed at children aged 6 to 12 yrs and are suitable for the whole family.15/07 Biodiversity; 22/07 Gardening and Biodiversity; 19/08 Natural Heritage; 16/09 Science; 23/09 Engineering; 07/10 Space; 28/10&11/11 Science; 09/12 Christmas craft.
Start: 15/07 End: 09/12 Times: 11am - 12.30pm or 2pm - 3:30pm Admission: 7eu/child www.rediscoverycentre.ie
e: education@rediscoverycentre.ie
Phone: 01 8933801
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun Dublin 9
Student Enrichment Services
Student Enrichment Services
“SUCCESS IN SCHOOL!” Student Enrichment Services’ annual seminar returns to Dublin & Cork in August & September. This weekend workshop helps students change their attitude to school, increases their confidence and helps them to achieve to their full potential. All presenters are experienced school teachers. Classes for First to Sixth Years. Discover why more than 300 schools throughout Ireland invite SES to instruct their students in their unique learning techniques. Also included: talk for parents “Helping Your Child to Succeed!” Find out more here.
Start: 03/08 Times: 9:30a.m. – 3:15p.m www.studentenrichment.ie
e: info@studentenrichment.ie
Phone: (01) 4947927
The Dublin Rock N Roll Marathon
The Dublin Rock N Roll Marathon
Celebrating music, cars, hairstyles, clothing and everything Rockabilly, this festival is for lovers of all things 50s and 60s! The Dublin Rock-N-Roll Festival will have a variety of live music playing around the Dame District, Dublin 2 - the heart of the City Center. From vintage car shows to dance competitions, the Rock N Roll festival is sure to be a hit.
Start: 11/08 End: 13/08 Times: 12pm - 12pm Admission: Free www.facebook.com/RockabillyIreland/
e: rockabillyireland@gmail.com
28 Dame Lane Dublin
The Wiggles BIG Show
The Wiggles BIG Show
The Wiggles are coming to Ireland this August! Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are so excited to be touring Dublin, Wexford, Limerick and Galway as part of The Wiggles Big Show tour! They will be bringing the Wiggly dancers with them as well as Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus!
Start: 13/08 End: 13/08 Times: 2.00pm Admission: From €18.00 thehelix.ie/what-s-on/all-events/the-wiggles/
e: info@thehelix.dcu.ie
Phone: 01 700 7000
The Helix, DCU, Glasnevin Dublin
ORGAN RECITAL
Come and listen to a recital by Christ Church organ scholar Caroline Richards, who will play a selection of music on the cathedral’s fine organ.
Start: 19/08 Times: 2pm www.christchurchtickets.com
e: welcome@christchurch.ie
Phone: 00 353 1 677 8099
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place Dublin
DISCOVER THE MONUMENTS OF CHRIST CHURCH
Discover the monuments of Christ Chruch with cathedral archivist Stuart Kinsella on this fascinating tour.
Start: 21/08 Times: 1.15pm www.christchurchtickets.com
e: welcome@christchurch.ie
Phone: 00 353 1 677 8099
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place Dublin
Children's Monks Tour of Christ Church
Children's Monks Tour of Christ Church
Come and join us for a very special free chil-dren’s Monks’ tour of Christ Church. Children have the chance to dress up in a monks’ robe and learn all about how monks lived at Christ church; what they ate, what they wore and what they did every day. This tour finishes in the crypt and is aimed at 7-10 year olds though age limits are flexible. This tour is free but places are limited and must be reserved via Eventbrite:
Start: 22/08 Times: 12pm www.eventbrite.com
e: welcome@christchurch.ie
Phone: 00 353 1 677 8099
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place Dublin
NATURE JOURNAL WORKSHOP WITH ILLUSTRATOR MELISSA DORAN
NATURE JOURNAL WORKSHOP WITH ILLUSTRATOR MELISSA DORAN
Join illustrator Melissa Doran (Naturama and My Naturama Nature Journal) to start your very own nature journal, discovering the wildlife around Christchurch Cathedral as part of Heritage Week. You will be drawing and writing about what you see and learn how to document the world around you in your own creative and fun way. All materials will be provided but please wear sun-screen as we will be spending a lot of time outdoors in the garden area. The work-shop will begin and end in the crypt aimed at 8-12 year olds and is limited to 10 places. This work shop is free but places are limited and must be reserved via Eventbrite
Start: 22/08 Times: 2 - 4pm www.eventbrite.com
e: welcome@christchurch.ie
Phone: 00 353 1 677 8099
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place Dublin
Crypt Open Afternoon
Explore the cathedral’s famous crypt– the largest in Ireland– and join us for a line-up of fun events to celebrate its upcoming refurbishment. Free entrance to crypt only via St. John’s Lane entrance.
Start: 22/08 Times: 1– 6pm www.christchurchtickets.com
e: welcome@christchurch.ie
Phone: 00 353 1 677 8099
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place Dublin
WALKING TOUR
Step through 1000 years of history with this short walking tour of the cathedral and neigh-bourhood in the company of historian Mike Neill, including access to nearby St. Werburgh’s church.
Start: 23/08 Times: 1.15pm www.christchurchtickets.com
e: welcome@christchurch.ie
Phone: 00 353 1 677 8099
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place Dublin
MONASTIC LANDSCAPES AND BIODIVERSTIY
Join us for a talk on monastic landscapes and biodiversity by landscape ar-chitect Haley Farrell. Free but normal cathedral admission applies.
Start: 26/08 Times: 2pm www.christchurchtickets.com
e: welcome@christchurch.ie
Phone: 00 353 1 677 8099
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place Dublin
Dublin Fun Fest
Dublin Fun Fest
Join us in Smithfield Square for a last blast of summer fun at Dublin Fun Fest, a family friendly celebration, on Sunday 27th August 2017. Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this event offers free entertainment all day long and is the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends.
Start: 27/08 End: 27/08 Times: 12pm-5pm Admission: FREE www.dublinfunfest.ie
e: maree.rigney@limelight.ie
Phone: 01 668 0600
Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
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: 06/09 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Liberty Insurance All Ireland
Liberty Insurance All Ireland
Camogie is one of the fastest-growing games in the country right now, and on the 10th September the Championship finals take place in Croke Park, we are looking to #raisethebar with attendance this year, come and support you will not be disappointed.
Start: 10/09 End: 10/09 Times: 12pm-5:30pm Admission: Adults from €25 Juveniles €5 www.camogie.ie
e: tickets@camogie.ie
Phone: 01-8658651
Croke Park, St Joseph's Avenue Dublin

Leinster (outside Dublin)



Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival
Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival
This Year’s Enniscorthy Rockin’Food Festival includes everything we all love most about summer with Free Live Music, Artisan Food, Craft & Beer Markets, Family Fun and so much more. With so many FREE events you will have to join us for an action packed weekend full of flavourful fun and kids activities and events. A fun for all for all the family.
Start: 04/08 End: 26/08 Times: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission: FREE www.enniscorthytourism.com
e: info@joconnellmarketing.com
Phone: 0539376931
Enniscorthy Wexford
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: 06/09 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival
Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival
Dust off your fairy wings and fancy dress costumes to help the charity Sensational Kids, located in Kildare Town and Clonakilty, Co. Cork to raise €30,000 in one weekend to raise funds for children with special needs. The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival combines the magic of Sensational Kids and the quality of Rathwood’s facilities and talented staff. Dedicated times for children with special needs are available at 9am and 9.30am each day with reduced numbers and quieter music in the festival area. A limited number of Wheelchair accessible tickets are available during ALL time slots. There is huge demand for tickets to this special event, so early booking is advised!  Pre-booking is essential.
Start: 09/09 End: 10/09 Admission: €13 www.sensationalkids.ie
e: info@sensationalkids.ie
Phone: 045 520900
Rathwood Centre, Tullow, Carlow
Elf and Fairy Festival
Dust off your fairy wings and fancy dress costumes and join us us to raise €30,000 in one weekend for Sensational Kids by supporting The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival at Rathwood. Fairies & Elves of all ages will begin the festival by decorating your very own fairy house, enjoy train ride accompanied by some very special guests into The Enchanted Fairy & Elf
Start: 09/09 End: 10/09 Times: All Day Admission: Tickets €13 sensationalkids.ie/events/fairy-elf-festival-2017/
e: natasha@sensationalkids.ie
Phone: 0871214738
Rathwood, Co Carlow

Munster



Student Enrichment Services
Student Enrichment Services
“SUCCESS IN SCHOOL!” Student Enrichment Services’ annual seminar returns to Dublin & Cork in August & September. This weekend workshop helps students change their attitude to school, increases their confidence and helps them to achieve to their full potential. All presenters are experienced school teachers. Classes for First to Sixth Years. Discover why more than 300 schools throughout Ireland invite SES to instruct their students in their unique learning techniques. Also included: talk for parents “Helping Your Child to Succeed!” Find out more here.
Start: 03/08 Times: 9:30a.m. – 3:15p.m www.schooldays.ie/articles/Student-Enrichment-Service
e: info@studentenrichment.ie
Phone: (01) 4947927
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: 06/09 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: 06/09 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations