Love Sensation

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Love Sensation - A next generation two-day music and arts festival aimed at the LGBT+ community and their many friends. A brand new shining beacon in the Irish festival scene has just launched at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Love Sensation sees Lily Allen, Clean Bandit, Gossip & Kelis top the bill across the weekend. Who else could host the main stage for the weekend, there really is only one woman for the job, step forward Panti Bliss! Expect tons of surprises from The George stage, a Mother Dance Tent you won't want to leave and a host of RuPaul Drag Queens brought to you by

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Dublin Uncovered: Skerries

A seaside town that’s worth its salt all year round. North of Dublin city in Fingal you’ll find the seaside town of Skerries. Bustling in summer months, the beaches are full to the brim with tourists and city dwellers looking to dip a toe in the sea. But Irish seaside towns take on a different vibe during the autumnal months and Skerries is still worth the excursion beyond September. At this time of the year, you’ll find plenty of people braving some wind for a good ol’ stroll along the seafront. The sea air, a tried and tested cure for what ails ya, feels just as good in your lungs in November as it does in July. The name Skerries originally comes from the Norse w

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Learn Inbound

Aviva Stadium

Learn Inbound brings together the brightest minds in the digital marketing industry to share next-level tips, tactics and strategies in SEO, PPC, CRO, Analytics, PR, Content Marketing and Growth Marketing. At our annual two-day, single-track conference we will welcome 20 industry leaders to share their knowledge and insights with you. By combining the very best of speakers with an active and engaged community for you to get involved with, we’re trying to build something different around Learn Inbound. From tactics and tools to campaigns and case studies, our talks will make you more ef

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Historic Dublin Fruit & Vegetable Market to close ahead of redevelopment

Dublin's Fruit and Vegetable Market near Smithfield will close next week for refurbishment, 16 years after its redevelopment was first planned. Opened in 1892 to facilitate Dublin’s market traders, Dublin City Council plans to advertise for expressions of interest in the coming months for the refurbishment and conversion of the Victorian redbrick building on the city’s northside into a retail and commercial space. TheJournal.ie understands that a number of the eight wholesale traders at the market – some whom have traded there for several decades – are seeking an extension from the council but that the local authority has not agreed to this and will close as planned on Friday, 23 August. The council – which owns the building – plans to issue a tender to a private operator for the future management of the redeveloped space.

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Howth Roots & Blues Festival

Howth

Howth Roots & Blues Festival - previously known as Howth Jazz and Blues Festival - is broadening its scope to encompass Americana. Don Baker will headline this year's festival. Still performing the songs of Blues legends and adding to the Blues canon with songs and compositions of his own, Don Baker has developed his talent from musician to gifted songwriter in his own right. Howth Roots and Blues Festival will have 25 gigs and all - bar two of them - will have FREE ENTRY. Friday August 16th 7.00pm - Gavin Povey Band - The House - Dinner and Show €35 - Booking Essential. Call 01

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Opera in the Open

Wood Quay Amphitheatre

Opera in the Open is an initiative of Dublin City Council that presents live performances of operatic work in the open air in Dublin City Centre. This much loved annual Opera Season takes place for the first 4 Thursdays of the month of August at the Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Each performance of Opera is undertaken in an abridged format, is narrated in English and lasts one hour during lunchtime. There is no fee for attending these performances. The Amphitheatre includes a raised stage, surrounded by a seated area and grass verge, ideal for a picnic

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National Heritage Week

Various Locations

Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate in Heritage Week by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year.

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Skin Tight

The New Theatre

Restless Ecstasy and The New Theatre present the Dublin Premiere of Skin Tight. New, dynamic, boundary-pushing theatre company Restless Ecstasy brings the award-winning play by New Zealand's premier playwright - Gary Henderson - to The New Theatre, Temple Bar. Tom and Elizabeth, an ordinary couple with an extraordinary love, relive their darkest secrets, deepest passions and heart-breaking truths. No matter what life has thrown at them, as they live, love, fight, make up, got to war, sell the farm and grow old, so long as they can be together they wouldn't change a thing. One of New Zeal

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SCRAPEFOOT

The Ark

So you think that you know the story of Goldilocks? Think again! This summer, enter the world of SCRAPEFOOT, a walk-through visual art experience for audiences of just four people at a time. Goldilocks wasn't always blonde! In fact, over time she has morphed from a fox called SCRAPEFOOT into an old hag, and finally into the Goldilocks we know today. What remains the same in each version of the story, is that they each entered a house in the woods (when nobody was home), to feast, sleep and shelter. Now it's your turn to explore this enchanting house but beware of the three figures who might

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Little Miss Sunshine - The Musical

The Olympia Theatre

Little Miss Sunshine - The Musical. The road to happiness is a bumpy ride. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). The Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile in to their rickety yellow camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from

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Dublin 2019 - An Irish Worldcon

The CCD

Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon. The 77th World Science Fiction Convention, the longest running SF convention in the world. Ireland has a rich tradition of storytelling. It is a land famous for its ancient myths and legends, great playwrights, award-winning novelists, innovative comics artists, and groundbreaking illustrators. It has a well established science fiction and fantasy fandom, and active gaming scene. Worldcon has lots of activities for attendees - multiple programming tracks, Exhibits, Events, an Art show and Dealers' Room. All these activities together make up the Worldcon ex

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Dublin Treasures – The GPO

On one count at least, the GPO is a disappointment to its visitors. ‘People come in looking for a big green post box. it’s a bit of let-down when I tell them there isn’t one’, says security guard David, who’s from Peckham but has Irish roots. In place of the single green box you might have expected, there are two magnificent brass-and-mahogany receptacles for your letters, one labelled ‘Dublin only’, the other ‘All other places’. Careful observation of the postman who collects the letters from these would suggest, however, that whether you put your letter in the one or the other, it’ll end up in the same bag: not everything is quite as it seems at the General Post Office.

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BIMM: Music in the making

Looking for stars? Try BIMM Spotted a famous musician in Dublin recently? There’s a fair chance they were coming out of DIT’s school of commercial music. Situated on Francis Street in Dublin 8, the The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) holds regular masterclasses for its students with world-class musicians: Imelda May, Danny O’Donoghue of The Script, Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain and even Hozier have paid surprise visits. US singer-songwriter John Grant offered a songwriting masterclass. U2’s The Edge has attended a BIMM graduation ceremony. All of the tutors at BIMM

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Looking Up

Dubliners… Think you’ve seen it all? Cast your eyes skyward. As charming as Dublin’s skyline is, it’s never exactly been noted for its towering buildings. Quite the opposite, in fact, with the highest towers in Dublin reaching an average of 60 metres, although construction is well under way for ‘The Exo‘, a 73m high structure that will sit alongside the 3Arena in Dublin’s Docklands. It’s perhaps because of Dublin’s low-rise nature that neither inhabitants nor visitors tend to look up very often. There’s also the likelihood that stopping and standing on a city centre street to

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Dublin Uncovered: Crossing Harold’s Cross

Why do any of us choose what part of the city we live in? Budget usually dictates, as well as practicalities – Is it near a Luas stop? What are the local schools like? – or sometimes, well, it’s just for random reasons. Occasionally, we’ll get a yen to live somewhere in particular, because we’ve decided we like its village vibe. When I moved to Harold’s Cross six years ago, my motivation was less notional and more prosaic. We’re talking about a room in a very nice house, with people I liked and most importantly of all, it was only twenty minutes’ walk into Dublin’s city centre.

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Museum Dublin: Rock’n’Roll

Walking through Temple Bar on a midweek afternoon, the sounds of céilí bands and lads on guitars belting out U2 covers tumble out onto the street every time a pub door swings open. Buskers are so much a part of Dublin culture that Glen Hansard starred in an Oscar winning film about them. Phil Lynott’s statue off Grafton Street is often draped in rocker pilgrims from around the world, a replica of Rory Gallagher’s rusty guitar hangs over his own designated corner near Meeting House Square, and Whelan’s is a mecca for any serious music lover. Dublin’s rock heritage is as legendary as its literary one, with the city punching well above its weight on the international scene

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