#giveback directory

Introduction
This is a list of products and services that have been made free for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note
Many of these offers have now expired as this website is no longer being maintained. Thank you to all who offered their help since March.

Twitter: @ShaneHastingsIE
Email: giveback@shanehastings.eu

Education


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Audible.com

Audiobooks

Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help kids continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
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Libraries Ireland

Online Services

Free eBooks, audiobooks, online magazines and newspapers online for library members. Registration is free and done online.
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eCollege.ie

eLearning Courses & Certifications

Fully online, tutor supported & industry certified courses. In response to the COVID19 situation eCollegeIRL courses are temporarily being made available FREE of charge to over 16s.
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CJ Fallon

Education eBooks

Free access to school books until the end of the school term, for teachers, students and parents.
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Edco Learning

Education eBooks

Free access to Primary Level, Junior Cert & Leaving Cert ebooks for the duration of the pandemic.
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Folens

Education eBooks & Materials

Access to all Folens digital resources on FolensOnline.ie, including eBooks, printable worksheets, interactive posters, videos, audio exercises, games etc.
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Scribd

Audiobooks, eBooks

Free access to Scribd's digital library of millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more - available to anyone, free, for 30 days.
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Gill Education

Education

Gill Education are supporting teachers, parents and students by providing ANY online resource requested for FREE.
Support: digitalsupport@gill.ie
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Educate Plus

Education

Full access to all Educate Plus school textbooks and resources at Primary and Post-Primary level.
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Codecademy

Education

10,000 free scholarships available for Codecademy Pro to high school and college students across the world for the rest of the school year, with equal access to paid pro memberships.
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365DataScience

Education

Access to all 365DataScience courses. Register with a free account.
Expires: 15th April 2020
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Cambridge Library

Education

Access to over 700 textbooks on Cambridge Core for third level students (college/university login required, free Coronavirus research access and trials of other online resources.)
Expires: 1st May 2020
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Archive.org

Education

Access to the Internet Archive's collection of 1.4 million (and growing) books in their new library, the National Emergency Library.
Expires: June 30th 2020
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Real Python

Education

Access to four paid courses on Real Python for free, forever. Includes course videos, sample code and downloadable materials.
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Twinkl

Education Resources

Access to classroom and educational resources for teachers/parents to support learning from home - free.
Access Codes: IRLTWINKLHELPS / UKTWINKLHELPS / PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
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Collins

Education Resources

Free resources to help support your child's learning at home, while schools are closed.
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David Walliams

Books

David Walliams is releasing a book reading for children every morning at 11 AM. See link for todays reading.
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The Maths Factor

Education

The Maths Factor has been made free for everyone (RRP GBP 8.00/month) to support childrens' continued learning at home for the duration of the Schools closure period.
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National Instruments

Education

National Instruments have made all online courses are available for free to the global engineering community.
Offer Expires: April 30th 2020
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Blinkist

Book Summaries

30 days of free access to an expanded range of content on Blinkist. Register, download the app and enjoy.
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JSTOR

Education

JSTOR, one of the leading academic resources are making an expanded set of content freely available to participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.
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Tribes Press

Books / Publishing

Tribes Press are a Galway based publisher who are running a series of events to keep you occupied. These include an Instagram Live event every weekday at 7 PM about the process of publishing and writing a book and a daily reading of the Kapheus series of children's books at 3 PM. (German readings here!)
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Institute of Health Sciences

Education

The Institute of Health Sciences have launched a free short course called "Survive and Thrive" which is free to enrol in and is aimed at those who want to take the time to improve their education across nutrition and health.
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iRevise

Education

iRevise (formerly mocks.ie) are offering one month of premium access to their study material for Junior and Leaving Cert. students, as well as GCSCE/A Level students in the UK.
Offer Code: STUDYCENTRE / STUDYCENTREUK
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Ella Verbs

Spanish Help

Ella Verbs helps anyone drill and master Spanish verb conjugations. It is available on iOS and Android. They are offering 1 month of Pro access for students and teachers. No credit card required.
Platform: (iOS) / (Android)
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Future Learn

Education

Future Learn have a range of free online short courses from top universities and specialist organisations around the world.
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Rosetta Stone

Education

Free, three month access to Rosetta Stone learning materials for students - though appears to be open to all.
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PwC Digital Fitness

Education

PwC have made their Digital Fitness App available to everyone. You can learn at your own pace and upskill your digital fitness across a range of areas including AI, Cyber Security, Blockchain, VR and much more.
Promo Code: LRNALL

Business Resources


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LinkedIn Learning

Education

LinkedIn Learning are offering a learning path on remote working called "Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success" with 16 courses included. See also the blog post for further details.
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Alison

Online Courses

Alison is one of the largest free learning websites with 1,500 free courses for the workplace, and have removed all advertising on their site within Ireland for the duration of COVID-19. Courses include nine categories, Technology, Language, Science, Health, Humanities,Business, Math, Marketing, and Lifestyle.
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Wrike

Software

Wrike offer collaborative work management software which is perfect for people working remotely. They are providing their Professional edition free for 6 months
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Shopify

e-Commerce

Shopify has increased their free trial from 14 days to 90 days for new customers. Gift cards are also available on all plans now.
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Teach a Brand to Fish

Support Services

For the month of April; B2B business pivot workshops, captured clarity workshops, creative planning workshops; all services Shannon Eastman personally undertakes and delivers are free in April for b2b firms. To book a 15-minute synergy call to ensure we are a good fit.
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D4H Technologies

Software

D4H Technologies create readiness and response software for emergencies and incidents worldwide. If you are involved in public safety or government and would like to use any D4H products for your COVID-19 direct response, they will donate subscriptions to your organization for the duration and purpose of your effort.
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Typewiser

Software

Typewiser is offering their proposal writing SaaS tool that specializes in helping the startups succeed in the EU Horizon 2020 Funding scheme at a 100% discount. The full version can be used at no cost for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.
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ISME / Griffith College

Online Workshops

ISME (Ireland's Small Medium Enterprise Association) in partnership with Griffith College are inviting owners and managers of small businesses to enrol in a series of FREE online workshops to equip you with the necessary management skills, tools and techniques to survive and recover in a post-COVID-19 environment.
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Workhuman

SaaS

Workhuman provide businesses with mission-critical solutions that replace isolation with recognition, connection, and celebration. They are offering access to their cloud platform, Workhuman Cloud© free for one year - until March 2021.
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Possible.ie

Coaching

Possible.ie are offering businesses a complimentary 90 min remote coaching session to support you in thinking through decisions, planning, dealing with overwhelm, managing in the new reality, etc. See below for details.
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LIFT Ireland

Leadership Sessions

LIFT's proven methods connect groups, build resilience and keep spirits high. Their value-based leaderships sessions focus on building positive attitude, innovation and determination - essential skills in the current climate. These 40 minute sessions are open to everyone in Ireland.
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Go Raffle It

Raffling Platform

Go Raffle It is a digital raffling platform that can be used by small and medium sized businesses to raffle services or vouchers online. If you would like to run a raffle for your business, send an email and they can explain how it works and get you setup, this service and your raffle will be provided for free and you will receive 100% of your raffle goal amount.
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Alcatel-Lucent

Software

To help support your business during these challenging times, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is offering 3 months free licenses for their ENTERPRISE RAINBOW solution*:
  • Team collaboration up to 300 participants
  • Video conferencing
  • File / screen sharing
  • Instant messaging
  • * through Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Business Partners
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    eDesk

    Software

    eDesk from xSellco provides customer support software for online retailers. It's free until September to help people handle all their customer support demands during COVID19. No card details required.
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    Ammeon Solutions

    Team Cohesion Survey

    Ammeon Solutions are providing a free survey which will give you an overall score of your current team cohesion. They will will calculate the results and email your result as well as an aggregate of any other responses from your team. See the links below for more details.
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    Vincit

    Consulting

    To do their bit during the pandemic, Vincit are offering small businesses time with their team to receive a customized ecommerce strategy, design & technical advice and free 1 on 1’s with ecommerce developers
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    Sparkhouse

    Media

    Sparkhouse are offering free promotional videos for small shops to get important information out to their community and how people can currently access their valuable products & services. To learn more, check out the link below!
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    ClarityWave

    Software

    ClarityWave is offering 3 months of free access to their employee engagement software. Their software helps businesses to ensure employees stay focused & engaged while working remotely.
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    Jottful

    Consulting

    Jottful is offering small businesses & self employed folk personalized guidance on the best technology and people to get your business not only online, but to succeed. In addition, Jottful is also offering free marketing services!

    Health & Wellbeing


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    Headspace

    Meditation

    Free access to the Headspace collection called Weathering the Storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you're feeling.
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    Balance

    Meditation

    Completely free one-year access to the Balance meditation app. Install, create an account, visit your profile and tap "Upgrade". Email for detailed instructions
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    Breethe

    Meditation

    Breethe are offering a free collection of meditations called Inner Wellness During Coronavirus.
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    Calm

    Meditation

    Calm are offering free meditation resources to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.
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    Contain The Virus

    Health & Wellbeing

    Free downloadable social distancing signs for your home with space for contact details and instructions.

    Relationship Mentor

    Support

    Rioghnach Cantwell is a qualified Relationship / Parent Mentor and is available for on line mentoring sessions free of charge from Monday - Wednesday from 10am - 11am. See the below link for details.
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    FitBit

    Health & Wellbeing

    FitBit are extending their Pro trial to 90 days for new customers, as well as offering premium content free in their app.
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    Down Dog

    Health & Wellbeing

    Free access to all Down Dog apps - Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout.
    Offer Expires: May 1st 2020
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    Helplink Mental Health

    Health and Wellbeing

    The charity Helplink are offering free counselling services, nationally and internationally (Irish abroad) online; 7 days a week, during the crisis:
  • Free counselling for people laid off work by the COVID 19 crisis.
  • Free counselling for people with addictions to gambling, alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Free counselling for Irish returning home.
  • Free counselling for Irish living abroad.
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    Own Your Goals Davina

    Health and Wellbeing

    Free 30 day access to workouts and nutritional information with Own Your Goals Davina, no credit card details required for sign up.
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    Peloton Digital

    Health and Wellbeing

    Peloton have extended the free trial of their app to 90 days which gives you access to thousands of live and on-demand classes anywhere, anytime, with or without equipment. It includes a diverse selection of indoor cycling, running, walking, bootcamp, strength and outdoor (audio-only) classes. Card details required.
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    Look Good Feel Better

    Health and Wellbeing

    Look Good Feel Better are an Irish charity who use the power of make-up to help rebuild self-confidence and self-esteem for women who have gone through and are undergoing cancer treatment. They have put together a range of free virtual masterclasses and makeovers for these women.
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    Mindfullness.ie

    Health and Wellbeing

    Mindfullness.ie are offering twice daily guided meditations at 12 PM and 8 PM on Zoom. These sessions are offered freely but you might consider making a donation to support the teachers during this difficult time or indeed one of the charities supported by same.

    Parental Support

    Support

    Sheelagh O'Grady and Aoife Ryan are qualified Parent/Relationship Mentors with HDips in Parent/Relationship Mentoring from UCC. They are making themselves available, free of charge, to parents between the hours of 10am-11am and 7pm-8pm Monday-Friday (for this acute phase of the COVID19 pandemic).
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    Michael Ryan Yoga

    Meditation Sessions

    Michael from Michael Ryan Yoga is beginning a 21 day meditation course beginning on April 1st - streaming on Instagram Live. See the below links for details.
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    Now and Zen

    Meditation Sessions

    Kevin from Now and Zen mindfulness courses is streaming live guided meditations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30pm. See the below links for details.
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    Advocate Consultants

    Coaching & Mentoring

    Advocate Consultants are Personal, Business & Executive Coaches.Paul is offering his services without charge or obligation for the duration of the current crisis. See the link below for more details.
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    Connect a Coach

    Coaching

    Free online coaching for all frontline staff. View our directory of coaches on our website and avail of up to 4 free sessions. Coaching provides a safe confidential space where we listen and enable you to, exhale and de-stress, recharge and feel more resourced for life and work. This service is available to medics, pharamacists, Gardaí, healthcare workers, first responders...if you're working, right now, this service is for YOU.
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    Chen Tai Chi

    Tai Chi

    Shifu Niall O Floinn, Director of Studies at Chen Tai Chi Ireland, has set up a YouTube channel and put together a number of free online Tai Chi classes to help people during these difficult times. Tai Chi is an exercise that can be practised by all ages from the very young to the not so young! See the link for classes.
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    Donna Dunne Fitness

    Kids Fitness

    Donna from Donna Dunne Fitness is doing free Kids Fitness classes every weekday at 12:05 PM on her Facebook page, conveniently airing right after RTE's Home School Hub broadcasts.
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    Carers Network Ireland

    Carers Support

    Carers Network Ireland are now offering a range of digital support services for free across Wellness, Mental Health, Social Support and Collaborations. You can find more information at the links below.
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    Sparkle.ie Tai Chi

    Tai Chi

    Sinéad from Sparkle is providing FREE online Tai Chi / Chi Kung exercises on Facebook on Tuesdays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 11am. They are suited to people of all abilities with the Tuesday class being a little more challenging and the Wednesday class is seated and aimed at people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities and residents in nursing homes.

    Family Wellbeing

    Support

    Jackie Furlong is a Parent and Relationship Mentor who has a certificate in Interpersonal Communications and a Level 8 HDip in Relationship Mentoring. She is offering free support to anyone who needs it. For more informaton, please see the link below.
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    Naas Holistic Centre

    Meditations

    Therapists from Naas Holistic Centre and International guests have come together, in service, to offer free meditations & seminars. You can find the free sessions on their Facebook page, and visit the website below for more information.

    Sports

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    NBA On Demand

    Sports

    Complimentary on-demand access to all NBA League Pass content, with no credit card required.
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    NFL Gamepass

    Sports

    Complimentary access to NFL Game Pass which includes: Game Replays. NFL Shows and Live NFL Network (excl. Canada, Mexico, China).
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    Coerver Coaching

    Sports

    Free access to Coerver Homestudy which includes 36 skills, drills, tests and challenges. The content on the site allows players to practice on their own or with a partner (siblings / parents) at home!
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    RGT Cycling

    Sports

    RGT Cycling, the new innovative virtual cycling platform, has today announced that it is making all of its Premium features available for free to all indoor cyclists, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    WWE Network

    Sport

    Free access to a large portion of content from the WWE Network. See link for more details on the content available.
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    All Aspects Fitness

    Sport

    Benny, a personal trainer and owner of All Aspects Fitness has launched a YouTube channel providing free training to people of all skill levels.

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    Adidas Runtastic

    Sport

    Adidas Runtastic have extended their free access to a premium subscription to 90-days with access to all workouts and training plans in the adidas training app.
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    Pumatrac

    Sport

    PUMATRAC is now available on the web, and is always free. It provides workouts for different levels of fitness, led by expert coaches. See the link below for free access.
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    Nike Training Club

    Sport

    Nike Training Club gives you access to on-demand class-style workouts, programs, and expert tips on nutrition, sleep, and more. They have made it free to all Nike Members until further notice.

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    NowTV

    Entertainment

    Free NowTV Kids Pass which includes 1000s of ad-free episodes, Inspirational Kids TV and 6 great channels, including Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.
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    National Theatre

    Entertainment

    The National Theatre (UK) will be broadcasting some of its most popular productions weekly on Thursdays at 7 PM. Productions will also be on demand for 7 days after each broadcast.
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    Sadler Wells

    Entertainment

    Sadler Wells are launching a Digital Stage and will be screening productions as well as online dance workshops tailored for families with young children and over 60s to take part in at home.
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    Irish Museums Online

    Arts

    Irish Museums Online are curating a fantastic list of content from museums around Ireland. Including virtual tours, podcasts, online exhibitons, activites, resources and much more!
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    ReCreate.ie

    Activities

    Recreate are offering workshops to give you and your family a range of different activities to take part in from the comfort of your own home. Whether you have access to ReCreate materials, or just working with items you have discovered around your house, these sessions are simple and easy to take part in
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    Druid

    Theatre

    Druid and Wildfire films have made The Playboy of the Western World by JM Synge, directed by Garry Hynes available online for free as a helpful resource for Leaving Cert students studying the text.

    Music


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    Home School Piano

    Music Lessons

    Free access to anyone who is interested in learning the piano at home, which includes full access to HomeSchoolPiano Level 1 which takes most students 6 months to a year to complete. Available until September 1st.
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    Fender Play

    Music Lessons

    Access to Fender Play's guitar, bass and ukulele lessons free for 3 months to the first 500,000 who sign up.
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    Berliner Philharmoniker

    Music

    30 days of free access to the Digital Concert Hall with over 600 orchestral concerts, bonus videos and documentaries.
    Redeem by: 31st March 2020
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    Montreux Jazz Festival

    Music

    Over 50 Festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple, Carlos Santana, and more.
    Access Code: FREEMJF1M
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    Ticketmaster

    Music

    Ticketmaster are maintaining a comprehensive and regularly updated list of live-stream gigs happening across the globe.
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    Met Opera

    Music

    Met launches "Nightly Met Opera Streams", a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure.
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    Bachtrack

    Music

    Bachtrack are curating a list of performances that can be streamed online from opera houses and theatres.

    Technology


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    Leaders of Tech

    Technology

    Leaders of Tech (LoT) is a cross-industry, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing community for current and future Tech Leaders, that is focused on the belief that innovation and new ideas are stimulated through collaboration. All workshops, conferences and meet-ups will be online only during this phase of the pandemic and membership is free during this period.
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    Unity Learn

    Software

    Three months of complimentary access to Unity Learn Premium which includes courses, projects and tutorials to learn Unity.
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    Electronic Service Centre

    Technology

    Electronic Service Centre are offering free on line support for all electronics and electrical appliances. They will talk you through fixing it yourself.
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    JigZen

    Gaming

    JigZen is an Irish made intuitive, atmospheric jigsaw app. The developer has made all in app purchases free for the duration of this emergency.
    Platform: (iOS)
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    Pilcrow Apps

    Gaming

    Pilcrow Apps have made their Irish developed Lonely Beast childrens apps free on the app store. Another great option to keep younger kids occupied!
    Platform: (iOS)
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    PlayStation

    Gaming

    PlayStation are offering Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey free for everyone to download and keep in their libraries for a limited period.
    Platform: (PlayStation 4)
    Offer Expires: May 6th 2020
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    Stadia

    Gaming

    Stadia is a cloud based game streaming service from Google. They are now offering free access to the platform for two months for new users, and not charging existing customers for the same period!