What’s on this June bank holiday
Need to know what’s on this sunny (fingers crossed!) bank holiday weekend, well read on and you’ll find out!
When the long weekend comes around, the city lights up – day and night – to make sure locals and visitors are having a pretty awesome time. What’s great about the city is that there is something to do for people from every walks of life, family, single, couples, music lovers, gardeners… you name it the city has it.
As it’s the long weekend there is an abundance of things happening, here are the top 5 things to do this June Bank Holiday:
Can’t make the forbidden fruit festival, well don’t worry we’ve got you covered! This is the latest edition of the Dublin Live Music Trails developed by Hard Working Class Heroes and First Music Contact. The project brings the city to life with a variety of performers playing in unconventional venues like museums, coffee shops, book shops and tourist sites across the city. The event is in association with Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival which is also on this weekend.
When: Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th
Not heading in to the Phoenix Park for Bloom, well then make your way to the city for Bloom Fringe. This is the younger more edgier version of the Bloom in the Park with street smart guerrilla style gardening taking place throughout the city as well as workshops, cycle tours, film screenings, urban installations, panel discussions and more.
When: Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 5th
There will be a range of activities on and around the River Liffey and the river quays for families during this event.
Activities include a Festival of Sail along the River Liffey where you can visit large old sailing ships; a race in the River Liffey between Beckett and East Link Bridges; a Pirate Village with arts and crafts for children; a Dublin Port Tug Boat Dance with Water Canon on the river; face painters; balloon artists; port boat tours; a fun fair; food market; and live entertainment.
When: Saturday June 4th to Monday June 6th.
GPO Witness History is a brand new permanent visitor attraction in the iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. This highly immersive and engaging exhibition puts you right inside the GPO during Easter Week in 1916.
When: All year
Price: Between €5 – €25
With the sun beaming from the sky, there’s no better place to go than The Church, which boasts an impressive outdoor seating area. So if you’re thinking of having a little shindig, this could be the place for you this weekend! It also offers a BBQ package for parties or corporate events (advance booking is a must).
Right beside The Church is The Tram Cafe, where you can sit out and enjoy some delicious cafe food and beverages. Speaking of food, DublinTown’s very own Lauren was down at an event for Dubliner Cheese at the Tram Cafe to social share for DublinTown, she took part in the competition to create a unique sandwich with ingredients including Dubliner Cheese. Her creation – The DublinTown Hottie – was created with wholegrain mustard, Ballymaoloe relish, chicken pieces, red grapes, balsamic carmelised onion and of course Dubliner Cheese. This is now on The Tram Cafe menu for a limited time, so go down and try it out!