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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 Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few. Visit website linke below for details of participating locations. (Note - not applicable at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle and Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre)
Various Locations
Santa Express at Oakfield Park
Santa Express At Oakfield Park
  01/12 to 23/12
074 9173068
Board the Santa Express at the station and enjoy an enchanting train ride through Oakfield’s magnificent woodlands to meet Santa and his special helpers. All the boys and girls who have been good this year will receive special gifts from Santa. Hop back on the train to Buffers, Oakfield’s beautiful bistro, for a free glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate, making sure to post your Christmas letter to Santa in the Post Box Admission: Children €18, Infants €10, Adults €15
Oakfield Park, Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe, Donegal
Pumpkin Carving 2018
Pumpkin Carving 2018
  31/10 to 31/10
Come along with the whole family for an enjoyable and creative afternoon out, get your face painted and maybe win a prize for the best pumpkin! We’ll also have a photo booth area so make sure to come in your fancy dress! We will have a bunch of Halloween related props for you to use so it’s the ideal opportunity to get that spooky family photograph to remember your halloween break in Bundoran. Prizes, provided by local businesses, will be on offer for the best family dress costumes!
Times: 3:30pm to 5:30pm Admission: €10
Atlantic Apartotel, Main Street, Bundoran Donegal
Santa's Kingdom Inishowen
Santa's Kingdom Inishowen
  23/11 to 23/12
074 9361144
Our Santa's Kingdom show is an exciting fun filled indoor Christmas spectacular. Make a magical journey around Santa's Kingdom where you will be guided through the spectacular illuminated maze of Christmas magic. You will meet Mrs Claus, the Elves and of course Santa Claus himself.  Admission: Non resident Show prices: Adults €10, Kids €15
Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Inishowen, Donegal
Donegals Lapland
Donegals Lapland
  23/11 to 22/12
353 (0) 74 93 78078.
Christmas in Donegal can be a magical and fun-filled experience, especially if you visit Santa’s Island at Donegal’s very own Lapland. The longest running and most popular Christmas show in Donegal is back again for 2018 and you do really have to pass the North Pole to get here, we kid you not! The whole show takes place in the dark of night with thousands of lights for special effects to add to the whole experience. Admission: Child & Adult Tickets are €14.50 each
Doagh Famine Village, Doagh Island, Clonmany Donegal
Halloween Spooktacular
Halloween Spooktacular
+353 (0) 74 9531699
Join us for our Annual Halloween Party. Face Painting, Story Telling, Traditional Games, Magic Man, Haunted Forest Walk and of course our Spectacular Fireworks Display !
Times: 6:30pm - 9:30pm Admission: €9 per person Check out their facebook event!
Dunlewey Centre, Moneybeg, Letterkenny Donegal