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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 26 August, 2019

6 free, fun activities to check out this evening around Ireland

Make the most of your Monday.

THE DAYS ARE getting longer and the weather’s getting better, so doing something after work of an evening is not a far-fetched notion anymore.

There are plenty of activities on around the country this evening and with all the Easter Rising commemoration events on around the country it’s even easier to find something to do. So, here are six fun free things to do this evening.

Get out there and make the most of your day.

1. Citizens in Conflict: Dublin 1916

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This exhibition in Pearse Street library is put on by Dublin City Library and Archive and focuses primarily on events that happened in and around Pearse street as well as on Padraig and Willie Pearse.

The exhibition is based around eye-witness accounts and seeks to remember the many civilians, including the 40 children, who died during the Rising.

2. A kickaround in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork

Source: Donncha Ó Caoimh via Flickr/CC

As the days are that bit longer, there’s nothing like heading to a park in the evening and really stretching out the day.

Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork has plenty for the kids to do, such as a playground and lots of space to run around in, but there’s also loads for adults to enjoy too.

3. Seachtain na Gaeilge, Sligo

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Seachtain na Gaeilge is the largest Irish language festival, not only in Ireland but around the world too. There are loads of free (and paid for) events on during more than two weeks it’s on (1-17 March) such as music sessions, literature, theatre and sports events as well as conversation exchanges.

4. The Gruffalo Trail, Colin Glen Forest, Belfast

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There’s an eight-foot tall Gruffalo lurking in Colin Glen forest, and this evening is a chance to hunt him down through Gruffalo Archway, spotting the Mouse, the Owl, the Fox and the Snake – all sculptures created by artist Andrew McIntyre.

5. Little Stories, Little Prints exhibition, Central Library, Dublin

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This roving exhibition, moving around six libraries in Dublin from February to December 2016, features fifty printmakers’ work all based on little known events or incidents during the time of the Rising. It will be in the Central Library in March and April 2016 and there are plans to bring it all the way to Maynooth, Westmeath and Athy.

6. The Americanics, Coughlans, Cork

Source: John W. Tuggle via Flickr/CC

If you fancy a little country and folk music this evening, head over to Coughlans in Douglas Street, Cork for some Americanics – and treat yourself to some of the hits of the genre.

Are you doing anything fun this evening? Let us know in the comments below.

Feel like getting out of the house this evening now? No matter where you’re going around Ireland, the National Journey Planner helps you plan and cost your public transport options using your browser or mobile phone. Transport for Ireland - your journey starts here. 

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