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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: 02/08 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
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

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
Wild Air Run Dublin
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! Dublin Events - Malahide Castle 3rd June ; St. Catherine's Park, 8th July & Marlay Park 5th August
Start: 03/06 End: 05/08 wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
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
Dublin International Piano Fes
Dublin International Piano Fes
Events include, Alumni Alight, Music is music, an exhilarating twist on a piano recital by Frederic Chiu & this year’s prime Festival highlight, featuring Russian giant, virtuoso pianist Boris Berezovsk and much more.
Start: 30/07 End: 30/07 Times: 12 pm - 1:30 pm Admission: €15 priority booking www.pianofestival.ie
e: info@pianofestival.ie
Phone: 014170000
National Concert Hall, Hugh Lane Gallery 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: 02/08 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
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
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)



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: 02/08 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
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
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

Munster



Wild Air Run Cork
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: 29/07 End: 29/07 wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
Fota House, 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: 02/08 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: 02/08 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Wild Air Run N. Ireland
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! Stormont Estate, 24th June & St Columb's Park, 22nd July.
Start: 24/06 End: 22/07 wildairrun.com
e: info@wildairrun.com
Northern Ireland, Derry & Belfast