We know that you’re money smart, so we figured you’d like to see what cheap and free things are on around the country this weekend.
Watch the best riders in the world as they race down several extremely steep and fast timed stages. The rider with the fastest combined stage times on day will be crowned the winner.
Glenealy Village, Wicklow Town
13 – 15 May
FREE – €8
Skerries Traditional Music Festival
Skerries Traditional Music Weekend is a quality festival in Fingal, North County Dublin providing an action packed weekend of music, song and dance.
13 – 15 May
The Civilian Dead of 1916
Civilians who died in Dublin as a consequence of the 1916 Rising will be listed and commemorated in this public exhibition entitled, The Civilian Dead of 1916.
Trinity College, Dublin
13 – 14 May
A night of traveller culture with John Connors
A history of Traveller culture from the creation of the Free State till today by Love/Hate’s John Connors, including music and song by other Travellers The new theatre, Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Carlow Vintage and Classic Motor Club Vintage Car Display
A great opportunity for all the family to enjoy a marvellous display of vintage and classic cars and tractors from pre-war to the 1980s. Various activities for all family members, young and old including craft stalls, auto jumble, fun fair and a tour of the gardens at Duckett’s Grove.
Duckett’s Grove, Carlow Cars
History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique insight into this County Kilkenny landmark. Consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the cave contains some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave
Castlecomer Road, Co. Kilkenny
From €1.90 – €2.90
The Smithwick’s experience is an old Victorian brewing building in the heart of Kilkenny city and is just a five-minute walk from Kilkenny Castle and ideally placed in the middle of Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile.
10% discount off online bookings €7 – €11.70
Mr Middleton’s Tulip Extravaganza
Refreshments available. Short Talk on Growing Tulips each day at 3pm. Groups by appointment at other times. Over 5000 bulbs! 100 Varieties!
The Bay Garden, Camolin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
13 – 15 May
De Niro Vs Pacino Season – Round 1
De Niro or Pacino? Light House Cinema is asking the age-old question and helping you discover the answer by screening a selection of some of the greatest screen appearances by Hollywood heavyweights Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Market Square, Dublin 7
14 & 15 May
€6 – €9
The Indie Disco
The ever nostalgic Indie Disco comes back to Central Arts on May 14 for another disco edition following its massive debut back in January.
Central Arts – 123A Parade Quay, Waterford
Take part in our Glittertastic Workshops where the Luvley team will be on hand to show you how to create the cutest, funkiest glitter and nail art for you to then take to all your friends’ parties.
Saturday 7th May – 5th June
Family Day 2016
Family Day will be celebrated at a day-long festival in Dublin’s Wolfe Tone Square on Sunday 15 May from 11am to 5pm. This is the sixth annual Family Day celebration. The programme offers great entertainment, fun games and activities and useful information for all types of families and for the young and old.
Killarney May racing festival
Come to Ireland’s most scenic racecourse this May for horse racing, sport, atmosphere, scenic and spectacular views, family days out, fine dining, style and culture… all within walking distance of Killarney Town!
Killarney Racecourse, Killarney
15 – 17 May
Afro Brazil 2016
Brazilian style entertainment/music, dancing. Bloco Rebeldia are doing it up in Cork once more! After the success of their last show, we are teaming up with Capoeira Camara Cork and adding the extremely talented Andrea Williams to bring you another red hot evening of Brazilian Style entertainment.
The Hanover, Cork
14 – 15 May
Cliffs of Moher Seabirds Festival
A salty spectacle of seabird shenanigans. Marvel at more than 60,000 seabirds who reside at the Cliffs of Moher during the breeding season.
Cliffs of Moher, Clare
13 – 18 May
FREE for viewing
Burren in Bloom
The Festival will give people an understanding and appreciation of the Burren and its formation, and how it is a source of great botanical, archaeological, and cultural wealth with its unique wild flowers and ancient sites.
13 – 15 May
RePublik present &ME (Keinemusik)
One of the hottest DJs/Producers at the moment, &Me makes his Waterford debut on Saturday May 14th at Project.
Project Night Club 10/12 John Street Waterford
The Curious Adventures of Pinnochio
One of the best loved classics for children comes to life literally.
Challenge Galway Swim Recce hosted by open water swim camp
Open Water Swim Camp will host a fully supported Swim Recci of the Challenge Galway Race courses of 3.8km, 1.9km and 750m on Sunday May 15th.
Rinville Park – Maree Road Oranmor
€10 750m & €15 1.9km swim
The Gourmet Greenway – Discover Mayo’s Finest Food Trail
The Gourmet Greenway is a food trail devised by Mulranny Park Hotel, in association with several Mayo food producers, to showcase the wonderful artisan food in the vicinities of Mulranny, Newport, Westport and Achill. Using the Newport to Mulranny Great Western Greenway as its backdrop, the Gourmet Greenway food trail highlights the great selection of food producers near to and along the route of the Great Western Greenway.
Beautiful botanical gardens, a spiritual faerie land , on- site facilities, make your visit to Gillighan’s World “The Field of Dreams” relaxing and enjoyable
Knocknashee Ancient Hill Fort