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Written by on 30/06/2019

Summer Concerts in the Park

summer concerts in parks

In association with the Dublin City Council, Ireland’s leading concert band will be performing a series of free concerts through the summer so bring a picnic basket, blanket and chair and come enjoy at a park near you a selection of enjoyable classics, jazz standards and favourite movie scores!

30th June – 1st September
Various locations 

Info www.dublinconcertband.ie

Wood Quay Summer Sessions

Lunchtime Concerts

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions return for a fourth year of free concerts at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre, Dublin this July. Taking place from 1 pm to 2 pm every Thursday throughout July , the Wood Quay Summer Sessions are the perfect opportunity to gather family, friends and work colleagues and enjoy an hour of live music on your lunchtime.

4th June – 25th July
Wood Quay Amphitheatre 

Info www.dublincity.ie

Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference


The unique Sports  conference returns again this year. It’s open to athletes, coaches, parents and supporters from all sports! Some of Ireland’s top female athletes and experts will come together for education on sport centered around the self-motivational theme “Proud to be Me!”.

3 July , 10am to 4pm
Sport Ireland National Sports Campus
Tickets €20

Tickets/Info www.swimireland.ie

Workshop - How could social enterprises do more to support the people of the NEIC? --


Interested in exploring how social enterprise could do more for the people of the North East Inner City? Join us on 3rd of July for a half-day workshop, which is being organised by Collaboration Ireland and the North East Inner City (NEIC) initiative to help develop a social enterprise plan for the NEIC area. We want to hear directly from residents, community groups, social enterprises and others about where you think the plan should be focused to generate the greatest impact for the people of the north east inner city.

3 July , 9am – 12:15pm
Ballybough Community Centre

More Info  neic.ie

St Anne's City Farm

St. Anne's City Farm

St. Anne’s city farm is a sustainable farm that promotes education and multiculturalism. Run by volunteers set within the boundaries of a busy city park, ‘st. Annes city farm’ is home to 2 pigs, 9 chickens, 3 goats, a guinea pig, and moses the pony. It is also the site of raised beds, a herb garden, and a wooden cabin. They promote holistic education with a program that includes mindfulness, animal therapy and nurturing the whole child, helping children to connect with nature. The park is surrounded by the suburban areas of dublin 3 & 5. They believe that every child and grown-up should have access to a garden and that everyone in the garden is equal. By being a safe and open space for people to share what they know and learn from others, they strive to empower people through knowledge, growing and creating.


Thursday – Sunday (all year)
10am – 1pm

Info – stannescityfarm.ie

The Marigold Festival


Active Retirement Ireland, the country’s largest community organisation for older people, will celebrate Independence Day in style with a US-themed Marigold Festival event on July 4th, from 10am to 4pm, in the Marine Hotel, Sutton. The event is open to the public and will feature a host of exhibitors, guest speakers, live music and dancing.

This year’s festival has several special guests, including Mattress Mick and “RAMS in Rhythm,” an Active Retirement choir. There will also be a prize for the best Independence Day costume as well as a line dancing competition.


4th July, 10am – 4pm 
Marine Hotel, Sutton

Further Info – activeirl.ie

Techies 4 Temple Street

Techies 4 Temple Street

Techies 4 Temple Street is now in its 5th Year and takes place Friday 5th of July, kicking off at 12pm. Over 1,600 members of the Irish tech and business communities will take to the streets of Dublin in teams of 6-10 for a unique treasure trail that combines outdoor activities with digital media challenges whilst making an impact to the lives of sick children in Temple Street Hospital. The success of this incredible event relies on the participation of companies from all walks of industry, large and small, including both indigenous Irish businesses and multinationals.

T4TS Team Entry fee is €1,250. This is broken down into a €750 registration fee per team with a requirement for each team to raise an additional minimum of €500 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Teams raising in excess of this will benefit from advantages on the day of the challenge. Every Monday they they will publish a leader board demonstrating who are the biggest fundraisers. It is also possible for your company to pay the total fee of €1,250 if you prefer.

5 July
12pm, RDS 

Info –  techies4templestreet.ie

Techies 4 Temple Street

After Hours

On the evening of Friday 5th of July, 15 to 18-year-olds are invited to After Hours at Science Gallery Dublin. This event celebrates the role of emerging technology in society, and brings young adults face-to-face with artists, scientists and designers working in the areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, healthcare innovation and art. The gallery will be divided byte-sized stations with demonstrations including virtual reality and biomedical engineering, quick and easy electronics workshops, games, screenings of AI-generated movies, artificial intelligence karaoke and much more.

5 July |  5pm – 8pm,
Science Gallery Dublin

Info –  sciencegallery.com

Dublin Track Cycling International

Dublin Track Cycling International

The Dublin Track Cycling International is one of the top events on the Cycling Ireland race calendar.
This year sees the international event take place for the seventh consecutive year where Olympic and World medallists battle it out with the best Irish track cyclists. It is an opportunity for riders to compete for medals and UCI points, which are necessary if they wish to compete in World Cups and the World Championships.

6 – 7  July
8:30am – 4:00pm  daily
Sundrive Velodrome, Eamonn Ceannt Park

Info –  cyclingireland.ie

Puppy Play Dates

Puppy Play Dates

You must register your place via the link below and  have a puppy to attend puppy play dates. Each session is 45-minutes providing puppies ages 8 weeks to Six month a safe and fun environment to learn social skills.

10am – 10.45am:  Puppies Up to 16Weeks

10.45 – 11.30am:  Puppies from 16Weeks to 6MONTHS

6, 20 & 27  July  (with many more dates throughout the year)
10am & 10:45am
DSPCA Dog Training, Rathfarnham


info & register  – dspcadogtraining.ie

Gamechangers: Upcycle


Learn about upcycling from the people behind two brands that are changing the game in Ireland by creating sustainable and eco-friendly products and accessories: The Upcycle Movement and EtherealBlackDesigns. The second half of the session will be a hands-on upcycling workshop teaching guests how to use upcycled material to create their own work.

6 July, 2pm – 4pm
National Gallery of Ireland, 


Tickets/Info  – www.nationalgallery.ie

Drop In Family Workshop

Family Workshop

These drop-in workshops are where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish.

Suitable for children of all ages.

7 , 14 , 21, 28  July 
11:30am – 1:30pm  
National Gallery of Ireland  (Maples Group Creative Space ) 

Info –  nationalgallery.ie

Wild Wild West Family Fun Day

Wild Wild West

Get ready for a family day like no other! With country-style activities, fun and delicious food. Enjoy line dancing to country music, take part in the sack race, get your face painted and loads more.

7th July 
Scientology Community Centre

Info www.eventbrite.ie

Palmerstown Library July Events

Palmerstown Library

Palmertown Library has a number of events happening this month to keep the little ones occupies including Evening Time Story Time , 3D Printing Workshop and a Lego Workshop.

Evening Time Story Time
Tuesday 9 & 23 July, 7.00 – 7.30pm
Come dressed in your PJs ready for bed, bring your teddy/cuddly toy

3D Printing Workshop
Tuesday 9 and Thursday 18 July, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
(2 separate workshops)
Learn how to design a 3D object and print it for free! For ages 9 to 12.

Lego® Workshop – Make a Comic Strip Story!
Wednesday 24 July, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Create your comic strip story using Lego®, then ‘publish’ it.
For 8-12 year olds.

Booking essential, contact the library
Ph. 01-4678909  |  email: [email protected]

9 – 24 July,
Various Times, 

Palmertown Libarary 

Info –  southdublinlibraries.ie

City Spectacular

Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

The 14th annual Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular returns to Dublin this July with its BIGGEST and most SPECTACULAR three-day programme of events for ALL ages.  Expect 3 days of breathtaking international street and circus performances, a feel good family health and wellbeing area, delicious global flavours at the world food market, rockin’ live music with bop-worthy bands, Pet-tacular fun with the DSPCA, a vintage funfair and a plethora of FREE spectacular programming for ALL AGES.

12 – 14 July 
12pm – 8pm daily, Merrrion Square

Info –  cityspectacular.com

The Kellie Harrington Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Kellie Harrington Family Fun Day, Sunday 14th July, from 2pm to 5pm in Alborough Place 7-A-Side Pitch. There will be lots of entertainment to enjoy on the day.

14 July 
2pm – 5pm, Alborough Place 7

Info – neic.ie

Liberties Festival

Liberties Festival 2019

The festivities will take part in a period of five days, from July 17th to 21st, and consist of different activities, including visual arts, film, dance, music, comedy and literature. Highlights include ‘Opera in the Open‘, an operatic programme held at St. Audoen’s Church,  ‘The Blue Rinse Ball‘ , one of the main events for older people with  lots of food, singing and dancing, ‘Liberties Laughs‘ has a line-up of different guest comedians, and there is a  free Family Fun Day in St. Patrick’s Park.  Also look out for outdoor yoga, a LEGO building workshop for kids, an introduction to music production at The Digital Hub, a walking tour of the area, and sean-nós singing.  Sporting events will include a football match between the Gardaí from Kevin Street and local traders and a bowles competition.

16 – 21 July 

Various times, events & loctions

Info –  libertiesfestival2019.com

Thursday Lates at The National Gallery

Thursday Lates

Start your weekend early and join us for Thursday Lates!  Thursday Lates events are a great opportunity to enjoy the Gallery after hours. Enjoy live music, food and drink, and entertainment in the Gallery spaces. All ages welcome: individuals, families and friends. Food and drink will be available to purchase until 8pm.

18 July 

The National Gallery 

Info –  nationalgallery.ie

The Festival of Curiosity

the festival of curiosity

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) they create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways. With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe. The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innovative & research-led approach to audience participation and engagement in science, arts, design & technology for all ages and has sold out every year since it’s inception.

18 – 21 July 


Info – festivalofcuriosity.ie



The shores of the blessington lakes, a site of unparalleled beauty, will once again become a playground of electricity as musicians, artists, revellers and crew come together to celebrate the very best in modern Irish culture. A truly diverse and eclectic line-up and a sense of wonder, freedom and genuine goodwill makes KnockanStockan the place to discover independent music and art in Ireland.

18 – 21 July,
Blessington Lakes
€22 – €161

Info – eventbrite.ie

Rose Festival

Rose Festival 2019

Dublin City Council invites you to come along to St. Anne’s Park in Raheny this weekend for the annual Rose Festival.

There will be entertainment and activities for the whole family. From The Big Dig, Archaeology workshop to Wooly Wards Farm or the Big Bear Planetarium for the kids or you can take a tour of the Biodiversity Village. There will also be live music, with a great eclectic mix of music including; Brian Buru, Trad with edge, The Ukulele Collective, The Rat Deppers, Blue Grass Collective and the Ojo Band. You also can enjoy listening to a String Trio on Saturday and Tropical Storm on Sunday in the Red Stables. The Farmers Market will also be in full swing over the weekend.

This year our Eco Hub will provide information and keep you updated on all environmental issues affecting the UNESCO Biosphere for which St. Anne’s plays an important role.


20th & 21st July  | 10am – 6pm daily 
St. Annes Parkm, Raheny

Info –  dublinmaker.ie

Dublin Maker

Dublin Maker

Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.

20 July 

10am – 6pm,  Merrion Square 

Info –  dublinmaker.ie

Vodafone Comedy Festival

vodafone comedy festival

Vodafone Ireland and Aiken Promotions  reveal the impressive line-up of acts set to perform at the Vodafone Comedy Festival 2019, taking place from the 25th- 28th July at Iveagh Gardens Dublin across five fully seated venues. With over 100 Irish and international names taking to the stage, the festival promises to be a fun-filled weekend of outstanding comedy. This year’s festival is full to the brim with home-grown talent, from household names such as Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran, Deirdre O’Kane, David O’Doherty, Foil, Arms & Hog, Alison Spittle, Neil Delamare, Jason Byrne to emerging acts like author, comedian and illustrator Aoife Dooley and online stars Enya Martin, Tony Cantwell & The 2 Johnnies. As podcasts continue to explode in popularity, the festival will feature the best of Irish talent including Blindboy and Lindsey & Jenny from the It Galz Podcast as well as stand up from Deborah Frances-White, host of the international smash hit podcast The Guilty Feminist. We have another outstanding line up of American stars including Jim Gaffigan, Michelle Wolf, Des Bishop, Jena Friedman, Josh Wolf, Cameron Esposito, Dan Soder, Liza Treyger, Tone Bell, Langston Kerman and Catherine Cohen. They will be joined by amazing UK acts including Sindhu Vee & London Hughes, rising Australian comic Laura Davis plus Loyiso Gola from South Africa & Danish comedian, author and podcaster Sofie Hagen

25 – 28 July 
6.30pm,  Iveagh Gardens 
€30 per Day

Info – aikenpromotions.com

Hotter Than July Festival

hotter than july festival

Now in its 6th year, Hotter than July is a FREE, family-friendly world music festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Dublin city through music and dance from around the world. Presented by Dublin City Council and Improvised Music Company, in collaboration with the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm, Dubliners and visitors to the city can enjoy a musical kaleidoscope of feel-good rhythms and grooving melodies, with food traders and fun interactive workshops adding to this perfect day out celebrating ‘summer in the city’. Everybody welcome!

28 July 
3 – 9pm,  Smithfield Square

Info – improvisedmusic.ie

Free Yoga Classes in Merrion Square

free yoga

Join for free Yoga Classes by Camile Thai, every Monday this summer with certified yoga instructor Veronica Vincenzi. All levels are welcome! Event brought to you in partnership with Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership.

Every Monday , 6.15 pm – 7 pm
Merrion Square

Info www.eventbrite.ie