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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: 03/05/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Dublin County



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
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
Play it Forward
Play it Forward
Come join our fundraiser to benefit Shellybanks Educate Together National School. Free activities for kids, free admission
Start: 29/04/2017 End: 29/04/2017 Times: 12:00-16:00 Admission: FREE www.shellybanksetns.ie
e: Vassokoutina@hotmail.com
Phone: 0860626022
Mount Tabor Hall in Sandymount village 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: 03/05/2017 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Cinemagic Film and Television Festival
The annual Cinemagic Film and Television Festival programme returns for a 10thAnniversary feast of film from 5th-14th May, jam-packed with 100 events and diverse creative opportunities to inspire and motivate young people. The festival features guests from the world of film and television with a number of workshops and masterclasses for young people to try. The festival also includes a number of family and teen film screenings open to the public. Check out details and dates on website link below
Start: 05/05/2017 End: 14/05/2017 www.cinemagic.ie
Dublin Baby Market
Dublin Baby Market
Tons of top quality preloved baby, toddler and maternity gear at a fraction of the new price. Save a small fortune at our parent to parent indoor market. Fab local baby businesses/craft stalls too.
Start: 07/05/2017 End: 07/05/2017 Times: 12noon - 2pm Admission: €3.00 per person, €5 for 2 babymarket.ie/
e: roisin@babymarket.ie
Phone: 0863224589
Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel
Moveable Feast
Moveable Feast
Moveable Feast, a free family outdoor event, will be a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a fun afternoon of dance workshops and activities for all ages including a ‘Bubble Baby Boogie’ and ‘Bollyrobics’ workshops, an intergenerational tea dance, pop-up performances by Dublin Youth Dance Company and more!
Start: 21/05/2017 End: 21/05/2017 www.dublindancefestival.ie
e: info@dublindancefestival.ie
Phone: 01 679 86 58
Merrion Square Park Dublin
Broadway and Beyond
Broadway and Beyond
Number Twenty Two and ‘Hues Productions’ Present Broadway & Beyond on May 26th. Broadway and Beyond is a concert series dedicated to showcasing Ireland's current stars and most promising up and coming talent, in a new, fun, and fresh way! Guest Starring Brian Gilligan & Hosted By Rory Hughes and nightlife sensation Bunny O'hare
Start: 26/05/2017 End: 26/05/2017 Times: 7:00pm Admission: €25-€60 Website
e: huesproductionsco@gmail.com
Dublin Kite Festival
Dublin Kite Festival
Fun, fresh air and frolics are promised for the fifth annual Dublin Kite Festival taking place on Sunday 18th June 2017 at North Bull Island, Clontarf. With free entertainment all day long, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends.
Start: 18/06/2017 End: 18/06/2017 Times: 11:00am - 5:00pm Admission: 00.00 www.dublinkitefestival.ie
e: maree.rigney@limelight.ie
North Bull Island Beach, Clontarf Road Dublin

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
The Playground Project at VISUAL Carlow
The Playground Project at VISUAL Carlow
For Spring, the ground floor galleries at VISUAL have been transformed into an indoor playground exploring play and a recent history of playgrounds. We have built a free playground that is suitable for all ages and abilities. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5.30pm Saturday 12noon to 5pm Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Start: 11/02/2017 End: 21/05/2017 Admission: FREE www.visualcarlow.ie
e: info@visualcarlow.ie
Phone: 059 9172400
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Old Dublin Road Carlow
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: 03/05/2017 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
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: 04/08/2017 End: 26/08/2017 Times: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission: FREE www.enniscorthytourism.com
e: info@joconnellmarketing.com
Phone: 0539376931
Enniscorthy Wexford

Munster



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
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: 03/05/2017 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: 03/05/2017 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