What’s On in Dublin This Weekend (Aug 31-Sept 2)
There is a lot on this weekend from celebrating our National Services Day to the All Ireland GAA Final, as well as plenty of music in between and a swim down the Liffey River. 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.
National Services Day at Dublin Castle – Saturday 1st September
Celebrate our national emergency services! This free for all event will take place from 11am-3.30pm at Dublin Castle, while at 12pm there will be a parade from Parnell Square down O’Connell Street to Dublin Castle. This is a great way to thank our men and women within the Gardaí Siochana, Civil Defense, Dublin Fire Brigade, Dublin Ambulance Service, and Coast Guard. Enjoy with the family, climb aboard one of the vehicles, or if you can nab a Gardaí’s hat for a photo!
Jones’ Engineering Dublin City Liffey Swim – Saturday 1st Septmeber
This Saturday will mark the 99th annual Liffey Swim, that kicks off at 2.30pm at the Rory O’Moore Bridge near Heuston Station. Swimmers will make their way down our iconic river and finish at the Loopline Bridge. So if you’re out and about in Dublin town, cheer them on along the quays and boardwalk! Registration is still open (€35 adult, €20 under 18s), and swimmers are encouraged to have warm clothing at the finish line to wrap up afterwards!
Horizons: A Concert of Sacred Music from Dublin City Choral Union – Saturday 1st September
A wonderful evening awaits at St. Andrews Church, Westmoreland Row, as the Dublin City Choral Union take stage. Performing music by John Tavener, Gorecki, Bruckner, Tallis and Bairstow, the choir comprises of Dublin’s finest choral singers under the baton of Duncan Brickenden. The 90 members-strong choir prides themselves on their symphonic sound and energy. The concert starts at 8pm, with tickets available at €10 via Eventbrite until 3pm on Saturday, and on the door too.
The Big Flute Festival 2018 at Royal Irish Academy of Music – Friday-Sunday August 31st – September 2nd
This flute festival celebrates one of our heritage instruments, with a kick-off Gala Concert tonight at Friday at 7.30pm at Royal Irish Academy of Music, Westland Row. Tickets cost from €20 via Eventbrite. Then, during Saturday and Sunday, the venue will host flute masterclasses, recitals, concerts, trade stands, lessons, flute choir and feldenkrais, as well as the launch of the National Flute Orchestra of Ireland. Musicians and writers in attendance will include Patricia Morris, Stephen Clarke, Join William Bennett, Bill Dowdall, Mike Cox and more, for what will be an exciting weekend of flute in the the historic city of Dublin! Tickets cost €50 for adults, €35 for students, and €20 for accompanying parents. For more information visit
Sunday Sweat Yoga with Maura at Brown Thomas – Sunday 2nd September
For all early birds, this is a fun, fiery vinyasa yoga flow class at 9.45am, aimed at all levels of experience and fitness. Maura is full of positivity and humor, which is reflective of her classes, that will provide you with a dynamic movement-intensive practice to get the sweat rolling. The class provides mats, but do bring your own towel and water bottle. This is a free yoga class but registration via Eventbrite is required, the class takes place on the rooftop of Brown Thomas.
All Ireland Gaelic Football – Sunday 2nd September
It’s the big one – Dublin VS Tyrone play the All Ireland Final on Sunday at 1pm! If you didn’t manage to nab tickets to the game at Croke Park, head to pubs Sinnott’s, Murray’s, The Old Stand, and The Boar’s Head to watch game, and raise a glass to our boys in blue!
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