What’s On in Dublin This Weekend (July 27-29)
Dublin is in for another wonderful weekend of Irish celebrations with music, comedy, a lot of food and great culture for all to enjoy. 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.
Neighbourhood Coffe & Tasty Threads host their Mid Summer Bash – Saturday 28th July
This Saturday, dual businesses Neighbourhood Coffee and Tasty Threads will host another one of their fun community parties, as they invite all to their Mid Summer Bash from 3.30pm. Their store on Middle Abbey Street will welcome you to BYOB, enjoy their tasty Italian styled dishes, which reflect the new lunch menu, with tunes spun out by DJ Trawlerboys.
Madness play the 3Arena – Saturday 28th July
Multi-talented band Madness play in Dublin on Saturday night, and will no doubt perform their classic hits such as House of Fun, My Girl and It Must be Love. Having performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert, and at the Olympic Games 2012 closing ceremony, those attending are in for quite the treat. Tickets are still available from €58.50; while doors are at 6.30pm. Before hopping on the Luas Red Line to the Point Village, head to one of these restaurants for a solid dinner: Marrakesh by Mindo on Capel St, TaKaRa on Upper Abbey St, Madigan’s of North Earl St, or The Italian Connection over on Talbot St.
Hotter Than July at Smithfield Square – Sunday 29th July
Hotter Than July is a feel-good celebration of creativity, culture, diversity and community with high quality music performances from Irish-based and international acts. Returning for its fifth year in Dublin, the free for all event takes place at Smithfield Square from 3-8pm.
Trinity Summer Series closing weekend – Friday-Sunday 27th-29th July
The closing weekend of the Trinity Summer Series will feature Bryan Ferry (Friday, €60.45), Gavin James (Saturday, €49.90), and Imelda May (Sunday, €49.90) – tickets are still available online. The over 18s, open air event will see gates open at 7pm each night, while proceeds will go towards funding Trinity’s recently launched Provost’s PhD Project Awards.
Vodafone Comedy Festival at Iveagh Gardens – Friday-Sunday 27th-29th July
Another great celebration of Irish talent, the Vodafone Comedy Festival returns to the Iveagh Gardens for a barrel of laughs kind of weekend. With over 100 acts this year, acts who’ll be showcasing their witty, entertaining and funny stories and acts include Neil Delamere, Jason Byrne, Aoife Dooley, Blindboy podcast with Gregg Turkinston, Dermot Whelan, Deirdre O’Kane, Eric Lalor, Janelle James, Aishling Bea, David O’Doherty and many more. Tickets are still available from €20, while doors open at 6.30pm on Friday, and 3.30pm on Saturday & Sunday.
Where to recharge after the 8-Bit Gaming Conference – Saturday & Sunday 28th-29th July
“Created by gamers for gamers to bring the best of retro!” If you’re attending the 8-Bit Gaming Conference at Griffith College this weekend (10am-5pm, tickets from €19.99 per person or €44.99 for family ticket), and need a recharge in town thereafter, there are some great spots in town to dive into. These include Duck on Fade St, Smokin’ Bones on Dame St, Alfie’s or Platform 61 on South William St, and P.MACs on Stephen St Lower.
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