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Written by on 04/08/2021

Candlelight: The Best of Movie Soundtracks

Surrounded by the gentle glow of candlelight, you’ll listen to musical masterpieces created by the brilliant minds of Ennio Morricone, Henry Mancini, James Horner and John Williams, among others. No doubt these tracks will sound familiar, as they give life to films such as Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and Star Wars. Still, with this concert’s sublime performance and stunning atmosphere, you’ll feel as if you’re listening to them for the first time.

1st August
Smock Alley Theatre, 1662, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin
Tickets From €25.00-€40.00

Dublin True Crime Tour

A two hour walking tour through Dublin exploring the crimes of the past. Delve into art thefts, kidnaps, murder, robberies and so much more!

1st August
Suffolk Street, D01 C3N0, Dublin 1
Tickets From €12.50

AfroBeats n Brunch

Relive the glory days of AFROBEATS and get the BEST AFrobeats Brunch experience Dublin has to offer. In this new and special brunch format to ensure COVID SAFE brunching, there will be a seating at 6pm only and go through until 10pm.

1st August
Vela Restaurant, Liffey Valley Complex, Dublin
Tickets From €22.20 – €54.23

Neuro Pride Ireland

In a diverse world full of differing opinions and information overload, it can be difficult to know how to support the neurodivergent people in our lives. Neurodiversity is an umbrella term for many conditions and neuro-profiles and even within each community (Autistic, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, etc.), views, interests, abilities, and needs differ from person to person.

2nd-8th August

Corduff Sports Centre Fun Football 10-12yrs

Football Fresher Camp (10-12)- Activities Involved: – Fun-based games – Fundamental Movement Skills – Technical and Tactical Skills Intoduction (i.e. Passing, Dribbling, Shooting and Defending). – Mini-league tournament.

2nd August
Corduff Sports Centre, Blackcourt Road, Dublin 15

Wheelchair Basketball Camp

South Dublin County Sports Partnership and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership are teaming up with IWA Sport and Basketball Ireland to provide a wheelchair basketball camp for children and teenagers with physical disabilities!

3rd-5th August
Éanna Basketball Club, Hillside Park, Dublin
Tickets From €27.55

Dublin Quays Festival

Dublin Quays Festival – a multi venue Music Festival taking place along the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey – are delighted to announce that it takes to the water again with another line up of new, exciting music and top quality established acts. Established in 2017, the Festival has hosted brilliant acts like The Murder Capital and Pillow Queens over its short tenure and thanks to crucial funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media we can now continue to showcase some of the best acts that Ireland has to offer.

4th-26th August
Online and Various Locations
Tickets Varies

MART Annual Awards show Performance 2021

The exhibition has been curated by Ciara Scanlan with the aim to provide a showcase and support opportunity to emerging artists whose work is both engaging and experimental.

4th August
MART HX Studios, 18A Greenmount Lane, D12 C953 Dublin

Do Fish Ever get Seasick?

Through performance, song and storytelling, performers Sinéad Murphy and Darina Gallagher bring to life the child characters in Ulysses and present the elements at the heart of the book– curiousity, learning and respect; the trickiness of family relationships and love; and why everyone needs a place to call home.

4th August
Ballymun Library, 9 Ballymun Road, Dublin 9

CuriousB - Outdoor Workshop

A pop-up festival site that YOU and your family will dream up, design and play in. Outdoor den building, statement bunting, personalized yoga mats and festival fashion are some of things you’ll get to experiment with when you step inside CuriousB. This workshop is part of ReCreate Ireland’s Curious Play Summer Series.

4th August
Ballymun Library, 9 Ballymun Road, Dublin 9

Juncture: a place where things join

Juncture is an exhibition that brings together the artwork of a group of Pallas Projects workers and volunteers.

5th August
Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Cnr The Coombe & St. Lukes Ave, Dublin

Ciarán Moran - The Workman's Club

Guided by the creative minds of Christy Moore, Roddy Doyle and Colm Quearney as he was finding his musical feet, the Dublin North Inner City singer explores the darker side of society’s issues with references to substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.He also pens a mean chorus, which is attracting rapidly increasing amounts of airplay.

6th August
The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, D02 VX36 Dublin 2
From €14.73

The Legend Of Luke Kelly

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend. On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Ireland grieved the early death of Dubliner Luke Kelly. He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and his music is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s cultural treasures.

7th August
Tramline, 2 Hawkins Street, D02 K590 Dublin
Tickets From €23.69

Dublin Gallery Crawl

They will take you to several different galleries in Dublin city center to explore the art scene in Dublin. On this tour you will visit a mixture of different types of galleries from established places to smaller lesser known places and spaces.

7th August

Dublin Circus Project Show

Let Dublin Circus Project knock you off your seat and tickle your funny bone with a pop up circus show. Dublin’s finest circus performers have been sewing costumes and practicing their tricks all lockdown and now they are rearing to show you what they’ve got!!

7th August
Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, D17 C950 Dublin

The Dead, An Opera

The Dead, An Opera occupies a musical space all of its own between opera and music theatre. This production features a sterling cast of Suxannah De Wrixon, John Molloy, Kathy Rose O’ Brien and Rachel O’ Byrne, accompanied by a quartet of Katie O’ Connor, Jane Hughes, Una O Kane and Aoife Durnin.

7th-8th August
The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tickets From €31.00

Class Comedy Returns!

Join your host Kyle Philip as he introduces some of the funniest people Dublin has to offer! All proceeds on the night will be donated to Debra Ireland.

8th August
The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, D02 VX36 Dublin 2
Tickets From €10.00

Her Outdoor Week

HER Outdoors Week is an opportunity to re-ignite and re-introduce females to the power of outdoor sports. This week will be a first of it’s kind in Ireland and is an opportunity for ALL females to escape to the outdoors and try something new. For such a tiny island, there are so many incredible outdoor activities on offer so let’s celebrate the outdoors. It’s time to FIND YOUR OUTDOORS!!

9th-15th August


Tai Chi in the Park

This class will introduce participants to the fundamentals of the Chinese practice of Tai Chi. Tai Chi can promote health, wellbeing and relieve stress and is suitable for adult participants of all ages.

9th August
Rathfarnham Castle Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14


Corduff Sports GAA Camp 10-12

GAA Football Fresher Camp (10-12 ) Mixed – Activities involved: – Fun Games – Fundamental movement skills – Basic and Advanced GAA skills (i.e. kicking, handpassing, soloing). – Game based exercises – Mini-league tournament.

9th August
Corduff Sports Centre, Blackcourt Road, Dublin 15

EPIC Explorers: Adventurers Camp

Do you love discovering new things? Think you have what it takes to be the next expert explorer? Grab your explorer’s notebook and join EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum for this imagination-based summer camp.

10th-12th August
Tickets From €9.00

European Solidarity Corps Information and Quality Label Workshop

This workshop is for organisations who want to apply for a Quality Label to take part in the European Solidarity Corps.

11th August
Léargas Training Room, 2nd floor, Avoca House, 189 Parnell Street, D01 H578 Dublin

HIVE MIND - the ultimate brainstorm

Hive Mind is a fast-paced, fun-filled, free-flowing hour of pure creativity, spontaneity, and laughter.

12th August
Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin

The Big Grill Festival 2021

The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire & smoke bringing chefs cooks and pitmasters from Ireland, UK and further along with over 20,000 visitors to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks.

12th-15th August
Herbert Park, Dublin
Tickets From €22.49 – €24.68

Outdoor Yoga Mutton Lane

Tucked away in the Dublin Mountains, on a quiet lane behind wooden gates you will enter a little haven of nature, peace and tranquillity. Mutton Lane Yoga Studio is a purpose-built studio with a stunning spacious deck.

13th August
Mutton Lane Yoga Studio, Grasslands, Mutton Lane, D16 WV10 Rathfarnham
Tickets From €18.00

National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week 2021 will take place from Saturday, 14th – Sunday, 22nd August 2021. The Heritage Council will once again invite individuals, communities and organisations to develop Heritage Week projects.

14th-22nd August

The first ever Plein Air Club meet up!

Interested in drawing? Love the outdoors? Missing the connection with other like minded people because of lockdowns? Well look no further! Experience the amazing benefits of drawing outdoors surrounded by the sound of birds and nature.

14th August
Phoenix Park, Criminal Courts entrance, Dublin 8
Tickets From €15.00

The Storybook Treasure Trail - Outdoor

A pop-up festival site that YOU and your family will dream up, design and play in. Outdoor den building, statement bunting, personalized yoga mats and festival fashion are some of things you’ll get to experiment with when you step inside CuriousB. This workshop is part of ReCreate Ireland’s Curious Play Summer Series.

14th August
Ballymun Library, 9 Ballymun Road, Dublin 9

Class Comedy: Summer Session

Join your host Jack McKenna as he introduces more of the funniest people Dublin has to offer! Their headliner is the inimitable Emman Idama. Emman is one of the best known, and loved, acts on the Dublin comedy circuit. He’s appeared on RTE and is a regular at all the major comedy festivals. His infectious laugh and talent for story-telling will leave you in stiches!!!

15th August
The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, D02 VX36 Dublin 2T
Tickets From €10.00

Children's History Camp

Join Dublin’s Historian-in-Residence for Children, Dervilia Roche, and Tour Guide, Justine Murphy, for an in-person two-day summer camp this August, exploring history through games and crafts in the historic setting of 14 Henrietta Street. This camp will be in-person, mixing indoor and outdoor activities, if government guidelines allow at that time. Otherwise, it will move online.

16th-23rd August
14 Henrietta Street, Dublin
Tickets From €10.00

Corduff Sports Centre Mixed Sports Camp 10-12yrs

Mixed Sports Camp Mixed 10-12 – Range of Different Sports including: – Basketball – Tennis – Football – Badminton – Gaelic Football – Orienteering – Rounders – Hockey – Volleyball.

16th August
Corduff Sports Centre, Blackcourt Road, Dublin 15

Chester Beatty: Paper Chain of Kabuki Actors

Kabuki is a type of theatre which is known for its drama, dance and amazing costumes!
This is a family workshop and is perfect for anyone who loves drawing, cutting and playing. This workshop has been organised to mark Heritage Week.

17th August


Histrionix is a show designed to tell you a story from history while totally confusing you as to what actually happened.
It’s a mixture of comedy improvisation and historical lecture. A historian tells a lesser-known, true story from history but is interrupted with re-enactments by a team of improvisers who have never heard the story before and don’t know what they’re talking about.

18th-21st August
Smock Alley Theatre, 1662, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin
Tickets From€20.00

National Gallery's Glamour and Governance

Join Adrian le Harivel, curator of our current exhibition, Glamour and Governance, and Donna Rose (Fellow, ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art) for this special Heritage Week 2021 event as they share selected dress examples from paintings, illustrations from the archives, and rare books.

19th August

Environmental archaeology in Ireland: new perspectives

This event which is part of our seminar series will feature short presentations on recent research findings from Dr Steve Davis, Assistant Professor at UCD School of Archaeology (insects), Dr Daisy Spencer, Environmental Archaeologist at IAC Ltd (pollen) and Dr David Stone, recently completed PhD at UCD School of Archaeology (plant macro-remains).

19th August

Meadows Festival

A series of eight socially distanced events taking place on one main stage across one weekend in the historic and beautiful setting of IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

20th-22nd August
IMMA, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Tickets From €19.50

Phoenix Cricket Club - Heritage & History Open Day for Heritage Week

As part of Heritage Week on Friday 20th August Phoenix Cricket Club are hosting an afternoon of stories , charting our heritage and history from our founding in 1830 by Charles Stewart Parnell’s father, through the bombing by the Nazis, the first female president in the Park (before Mary Robinson), our brilliant cricketers, and great triumphs, to our present culturally diverse club .

20th August
Phoenix Cricket Club, Camogie Road, Off Chesterfield Avenue, Phoenix Park, Dublin


Join National Gallery of Ireland online for the special Heritage Week 2021 event in which we’ll explore LGBTQIA+ stories through the Gallery’s Library & Archives collections and through a selection of the Gallery’s paintings, prints and drawings.

20th August

The Bash For Philo

The Button Factory presents ‘The Bash of Philo’

21st August
Button Factory, Curved Street, Dublin
Tickets From €50.00

Chester Beatty: Edo in Drag? Introducing Niwaka Festival

The lively Niwaka festival was used to promote Edo’s Yoshiwara brothel district. This festival was particularly known for dances and skits in which the district’s female geisha (trained entertainers) dressed and performed as men.

22nd August

The Narrow Land By Christine Dwyer Hickey

This August, Richmond Barracks Books Club will read and discuss ‘The Narrow Land’ by Christine Dwyer Hickey.

26th-31st August

Ringsend Comedy Festival: 18:30 Show with Karl Spain & Emma Doran!

A Huge night of some of Irelands best stand-up comedians come to Ringsend Comedy Festival with the hilarious Karl Spain, Emma Doran & more!

27th August
Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre, Thorncastle Street, Dublin
Tickets From €13.83

Féile Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival

Dublin’s Summer Folk and Traditional Music Festival.

28th August
Marley House, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin
Tickets From €32.66 – €85.78