What’s On in Dublin This Weekend (Aug 24-26)
We know that Pope Francis is coming to Dublin, as there is plenty to do and see as Dublin Town remains open for business this weekend. Read up on what’s on in Dublin Town!
DublinTown features on Dublin City FM every Friday morning to talk about some of the many things happening in the city. If you missed us on air, don’t worry as below are a number of things you can do this weekend in the city.
Stiff Little Fingers at The Academy – Friday 24th August
Northern Irish Punk Rock Band perform tonight at The Academy on Middle Abbey Street. Having been on the forefront of the 1970s punk movement, the band will perform many of their greatest tracks including Alternative Ulster and Tin Soldier. The show is at 7pm, tickets are still available at €25 via Ticketmaster.
Cineworld – Friday-Sunday 24-26th August
Take a few hours to enjoy one of the many great films in the cinema now, or treat the kids before they go back to school. There are family-friendly films on including Christopher Robin, Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and The Wasp as well as Luis and The Aliens. Or, if you are looking for an adults-only cinema trip with something more exciting, why not enjoy a film in 4DX. These screenings feature extra high-tech motion seats and special effects including wind, fog, lightning, bubbles, water, rain and scents! Enjoy The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington or The Meg starring Jason Statham, with tickets from €17.90.
Jervis Shopping Centre host Enchanted Jungle Garden – Saturday 25th August
Let the kids explore their wild side as the Dublin One shopping centre have reptiles and snakes running wild! There are three shows for the kids to come and brave the jungle animals – at 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm. The event is also free, and you can then enjoy the many tasty offerings of Jervis Shopping Centre.
DublinTown business is open during his Holiness Pope Francis’ visit this weekend
All visitors to the city will receive the same legendary Dublin welcome as they would on any weekend. Business is open throughout town, with some special and fun souvenirs available to remember this Papal Visit from Maktus in Georges’s Arcade and Dealz on Liffey Street. Mary’s Bar on Wicklow Street will even host a “Pope-a-cabana” to help kickstart the weekend while the Wax Museum Plus on Westmoreland Street have brought out an original Pope-Mobile for Saturday’s festivities. You can take photos with their wax firgure of his Holiness Pope Francis, as well as avail of transport to and from the Phoenix Park Mass, which can fit 15 people – and it’s all for charity. A countrywide fundraiser will begin after visit.
Extra Dublin Buses will be put for staff working in town this weekend – though be advised there may be some diversions or road closure that may affect Dublin Bus routes as well as Luas Lines and Irish Rail.
For visitors looking to sample great Irish food, The Hairy Lemon on Stephen’s Street is well-known for their Steak & Guinness Pie or Coddle. O’Neills Pub opposite the Molly Malone statue off Andrew Street, which is also near one of our Information Kiosks, is excellent for Irish carvery, and the Priory Café at St. Teresa’s Church on Clarendon Street is a lovely quiet spot to enjoy a cuppa.
Dublin Festival History – September & October 2018
The Dublin Festival History launched their programme yesterday for the forthcoming autumnal festival that celebrates our Irish heritage, history as well as culture. From talks and workshops to exhibitions, there will be 140 FREE history events throughout town. Venues will include Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St and Arnotts who will host a 175 Years celebratory talk, as well as St. Stephen’s Green, The LAB Dublin City Arts Office on Foley Street, and Central Library in Ilac Centre. Registration is advised for many of the events, even those which are free.
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