What’s On

Curated events from Dublin.

Strangers With Guns

The Academy

Dublin grunge band Strangers with Guns play a headline gig at The Academy on Saturday July 13th with special guests Chemical Addiction. Infusing the sounds of the Melvins, Stone Temple Pilots, Fu Manchu, Nirvana…etc., they deliver exactly the juice you’d expect from that blend. Degenerate Art is the band’s debut album and the dozen songs could be summed up by big-wave bass lines, uniformed distortion and laid-back vocal delivery. Any one of these tunes could make the cut for a D.I.Y skateboarding video straight from the 90s."

Hearthfire Tales Live

Smock Alley Theatre

Dungeons and Dragons Live on Stage! Join Hearthfire Tales as they once again take to the Smock Alley Stage with a Semi-Improvised Fantasy adventure where both dice and audience help to tell the story! No gaming experience necessary, come along and watch the adventure unfold before your eyes! Hearthfire Tales are a TableTop Role Playing Games group, performing live shows at conventions across Ireland, Live on Twitch, and anywhere you get your podcasts. Age Suitability: 16+

Mindful Weaving Workshop – Summer Edition

Project 29

Unwind Weave and Find Tranquility at the Mindful Weaving Workshop! Craft your own peace in a small supportive setting. A unique and enriching experience at the Mindful Weaving Workshop. In this intimate workshop you'll learn the basics of weaving while creating your own beautiful piece of textile all while immersing yourself in a meditative and historical exploration of this age-old craft. Here's what awaits you: • Weave your way to tranquillity: Learn fundamental weaving techniques on a cardboard loom and discover the joy of creating a unique handwoven textile coaster. • Experienc

Movies on the West Lawn

Malahide Castle & Gardens

Join us for a day of fantastic films on the West Lawn. We’re excited to present two delightful movies that will make your July 13th unforgettable! Movie Lineup: Wonka 2023 Time: 2:00 PM About the Movie: Armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, young chocolatier Willy Wonka manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time. This captivating story of ambition, creativity, and chocolate is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Dirty Dancing Time: 7:00 PM About the Movie: While holidaying with her parents at a resort, Frances “Baby” Houseman is smitten with Johnn

Pillow Queens

Iveagh Gardens

Formed in 2016, Pillow Queens–made up of Pamela Connolly (lead vocals, guitar, bass), Sarah Corcoran (vocals, guitar, bass), Cathy McGuiness (vocals, lead guitar) and Rachel Lyons (vocals, drums)–burst onto the scene with their debut demo EP Calm Girls, leading to a string of UK and Irish dates and festival appearances. The release of their follow up EP State of the State prompted Hot Press to write the band is, “currently lauded by any critic worth their salt.” Their debut album In Waiting arrived in 2020 and received praise from The Guardian, who called them “2020’s most excit

Dublin City Council Funtropolis

Merrion Square Park

Dublin City Council Funtropolis is set to return to both Merrion Square Park and Mountjoy Square Park for its third year this July & August. The hugely popular, family fun event is already a firm favourite with Dubliners and visitors to the city alike and features the very best in entertainment from exciting street theatre to groovy music and dance, hilarious comedy, delicious food and drink and a whole lot more. The ultimate, free family fun day set in the very heart of Dublin city. Following on from the success of the last two events, this years’ celebrations have been thoughtfully

Ballyfermot / Cherry Orchard Arts Festival

Various Locations

Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that the Ballyfermot Cherry Orchard Arts Festival 2024 will take place from July 7th-14th. The 2024 Committee have come together to create an amazing programme of events for the Festival. It will be 8 days of art, culture and fun-filled activities, with each day serving up the best of what the community of Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard has to offer. Come and take part in some of the 40+ activities and events over the festival from family fun days, music performances, art attack, circus activities, open mic night, film screenings, opera in

Dún Laoghaire Summerfest

Various Locations

Featuring over 50 acts performing at this years Dun Laoghaire Summerfest, the events will take place at the various venues around Dun Laoghaire over a two week period from Friday 5th to Sunday 14th of July 2024. Headline artists include The Beat (Uk) featuring Ranking Junior/ Gemma Hayes/ Bagatelle/ The Frank & Walters / Paddy Casey/ Sack / Mik Pyro/ The George Michael Experience/ Colm Lynch/ Scullion/ Aja Steely Dan experience/ The Rob Strong Band/ The Daft Punk Experience plus our Interactive Karaoke parties and much more...

Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is delighted to host this landmark exhibition that explores the personal stories, the struggles and the triumphs that have shaped the Irish community in Great Britain over the last 50 years. The exhibition, created by the national charity Irish in Britain thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, also features contributions from notable Irish cultural figures, actors Siobhán McSweeney, Adrian Dunbar and Aisling Bea, broadcaster Terry Christian, musician Jah Wobble and Moth Poetry Prize Winner Laurie Bolger, who has composed a bespoke poem.

The Sugar Wife

Abbey Theatre

Dublin, 1850: The delicate balance at the heart of an affluent Dublin couple’s marriage and family business is challenged when two visitors come to Ireland to speak to the public about trade, money and slavery. Exploring the dark side of global commodities like sugar, the play asks the question: if your wealth is built on exploitation, can it really be used to build a better world? By examining the tensions between the local and the global, as well as the personal and the political, this powerful new production written by Elizabeth Kuti and directed by Annabelle Comyn asks urgent ques

DUBLINERS: Counterparts and A Little Cloud

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

Counterparts and A Little Cloud; These two short stories from Joyce’s debut work are vivid ‘slices of life’ of early 20th century Dublin. Against the backdrop of a society in paralysis, desperately awaiting change, a pair of Dublin lives are revealed in stark, sometimes brutal, scenes. In Counterparts, a bad-tempered law clerk is set on having a heavy night’s drinking, while in A Little Cloud, a sensitive soul is embittered by a meeting with an old university friend back from London. At once funny and tragic, relatable and surprising, the stories are populated with an array of

Silent City

National Gallery of Ireland

‘Silent City’ will explore depictions of the deserted urban landscape across the island of Ireland, comprising photography, painting, print and drawing dating from the 20th and 21st centuries. Many artists are compelled by vacant, quiet and ghostly urban settings for their poetic quality, narrative potential, and architectural beauty. Touching on themes of memory, reverie, dereliction, and solitude, this exhibition poses a unique opportunity for visitors to experience new acquisitions and works from the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Ireland featured alongside one anoth

The List and the Line

Casino Marino

The List and the Line with Anne Phelan and Mark Swords brings together two very different art practices in a site specific and responsive installation at Casino Marino. Both artists interconnect conflicting histories through the act of making — with complex collage paintings, layered Joly screen photographs, text works, assemblages and sculptures. The personal is thrown together with the national, consumerism is jumbled with colonialism, visual narratives tumble into abstraction, and pleasure is maybe more pizza box than portico perfection. The Casino is not denounced in our time as a mon

Sacred trust: Donations and their Legacy

Hugh Lane Gallery

Sacred trust: Donations and their Legacy is a stunning new exhibition of recent donations adding to the wealth and critical acclaim of Hugh Lane Gallery’s collection. A stunning new painting Wall Landline Moor by Sean Scully has been donated by the artist to the gallery this month and joins the impressive installation of Untitled by Richard Gorman a series of largescale works on handmade Koso Washi Japanese paper donated by Neil Jordan and Robert Maharry together with two previously unseen works on paper by Alexander Calder To Bambi and Lo Oscuro Invade donated by Madeleine McGahern, a mo

Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition

Theatre of Light, The Point Square

Your ultimate LEGO® experience awaits. A leaping orca, towering rocket and glowing DeLorean take you to the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space and all the whimsical worlds in between. Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition features custom-built LEGO® models, inspired by nothing more than simple letters and boundless imagination. Guests will get hands on while learning about the creation of the largest LEGO® models. Plus, there are dozens of epic selfie opportunities alongside LEGO® brick creations. And, when inspiration strikes, guests

2:22 – A Ghost Story

3Olympia Theatre

2:22 - A Ghost Story began in summer 2021 at the Noël Coward Theatre, starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood, and where it won the WhatsOnStage award for Best Play. It then transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for 10 weeks from 4 December 2021. The production there starring Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher completed its run on 12 February 2022. For the first season at the Criterion (May - September 2022) the cast was Tom Felton, Mandip GIll, Sam Swainsbury and Beatriz Romilly. In late September Laura Whitmore, Matt Willis, Felix Scott an

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown

Leopardstown Racecourse

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown is back with 5 nights of exciting flat racing followed by top class live music performances. Thursday nights never looked so good! Racing, sun, fun and music - it's the perfect way to kickstart the weekend with friends. Bulmers Live at Leopardstown has a reputation for bringing the best International and Irish acts to the stage and this year is no different. You can expect five days of exhilarating horse racing followed by live entertainment from some of the biggest names in music: Spice Girl Melanie C, legendary hitmaker Bonnie Tyler, trad-house pioneers Cha

Summer In Dublin

Various Locations

For many of us, summer is the highlight of the year. With longer, warmer days, it’s the perfect time to swap cosy nights in for weekends spent out and about. Dublin City Centre is set to become even more vibrant and colourful this summer with a series of arts, culture, music, and performance activities lined up for locals and visitors on Sundays. From July 7th to August 25th, Sunday afternoons and early evenings will celebrate Dublin’s rich cultural tapestry, promising fun for everyone. After a day of shopping or socialising, stay a while longer and see what the city has to offer. A

Stories and Songs of Dublin’s Writers

Pipers Corner

Dublin is famous for its writers and its contribution to global literature. This one hour show presents the history of some of its writers, quotes and songs from them. It deals with their lives in Dublin and abroad. The show focuses on James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan, Sean O Casey and many more. The show contains the unique humour and language of Dublin, its songs and its legendary craic. The show stars actor, comedian, Gary Cooke of Apres Match and I Keano fame. It is a rollicking, rolling rocky road show, that entertains and educates in equal measures. If you ant to know more abo


Gaiety Theatre

Riverdance returns to the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin from 5 June to 8 September, following sell out summer seasons in 2023 and 2022 and hugely successful tours in North America, the UK, Europe and Dubai. This is Riverdance completely reimagined! A powerful and stirring reinvention of the global phenomenon, celebrated for its Grammy Award-winning score and the extraordinary energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking

Dancing at Lughnasa

Gate Theatre

Dancing at Lughnasa centres on the Mundy sisters in Donegal as the Constitution of Ireland is being conceived and the hopes of summer and the possibility of love feel like they are in the grasp of these extraordinary, ordinary women. Dancing at Lughnasa is a play about female resilience and the sacrifices we choose, and are forced, to make. Although inevitably tragic, it celebrates the truth and beauty of these women and reminds us of how far away freedom is for so many.

Time and Time Again

Hugh Lane Gallery

Time and Time Again is an exhibition curated by Young Visionaries about the past, present, and future of society. Ideated and executed by members of Dublin’s next generation of leaders, this exhibition activates a selection of objects from the Hugh Lane Gallery’s collection in an immersive experience that considers both individual and collective narratives underscoring time: growing up, reaching the present moment, and then anticipating the open-ended future.

Irish Famine Exhibition

Irish Famine Exhibition

The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word 'Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the 'Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. This Exhibition tells the story of what happened during those horrific years. W

Dream Tomorrow Today

Theatre of Light

Dream Tomorrow Today is a transformative journey that empowers children to positively impact the future through the lens of STEM. Designed to foster STEM identities, this immersive experience harnesses the power of play to cultivate the skills and mindset necessary to shape a better world for future generations. Visitors to Dream Tomorrow Today embark on a dynamic adventure where they are at the helm of shaping the future. Through interactive and hands-on activities, participants create profiles and utilise their STEM skills to tackle complex future challenges. This gamified approach to lea

More Power to You

Hugh Lane Gallery

MORE POWER TO YOU: Sarah Purser: A Force for Irish Art celebrates Sarah Purser, an indomitable figure in Irish art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition examines Purser’s multifaceted role as artist, activist and collector. Sarah Purser (1848 – 1943) was a hugely influential figure in Irish artistic circles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both as an artist and as an organiser. She played an important role in the founding of Hugh Lane Gallery and helped secure Charlemont House as the gallery’s permanent home. It also marks the centenary of the founding of

Beauty and the Beast

Newbridge House & Farm

Once upon a summer… Experience Beauty and the Beast like never before – a magical outdoor theatre production at Newbridge House and Farm. Don’t miss this limited-time event. Enjoy a brand-new telling of this classic fairy tale by Chapterhouse Theatre this July. When an arrogant prince is cursed to live as a hideous beast, his only hope is a kind young woman in search of a rose. Presented with lively original music and light humour in the delightful surrounds of the walled garden of Newbridge House you know it’s going to be a showstopper. Gates open at 4.00pm and the show start

Fingal 10K

Start/Finish North Street, Swords

The Irish Life Fingal 10k is part of the Irish Life Dublin Race Series and will take place on Sunday July 14th at 9.30am. Runners will be presented with a finishers medal, race t-shirt and goodie bag at the end of the race.

Red Bull Dance Your Style National Final

Wood Quay Amphitheatre

Red Bull Dance Your Style is no ordinary dance event. DJs blast tracks at random, as dancers take to the floor in intense one-to-one battles, challenged to think on their feet and adapt their skills to match the rhythm of the beat. There are no judges – the dancer who wins the crowd, wins the battle. The prize on offer? A once in a lifetime trip to represent Ireland at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals, which take place this November in Mumbai. Last year’s champion Jessie Thompson, who represented Ireland at the 2023 World Finals in Frankfurt, will be defending her title but w

On The Way Out

The New Theatre

The New Theatre presents the Dublin premiere of Vincent Woods new play On The Way Out. Set in Leitrim but hovering on the edge of liminal space and time. How and what do we remember? How is memory trapped in, and defined by, space: a house, a room, a farm, a bordered set of expectations and silences? On the Way Out is based on Vincent Woods’s first play (John Hughdy and Tom John) which was written in New Zealand and produced by Druid Theatre Company in 1991. A dying patriarch (Seamus O’ Rourke) tells his story, defiant, pagan, stubborn; rooted and unexpectedly universal. His son (Dar

The Dublin Story Slam- Summer In The City

Civic Theatre

An open mic storytelling night where members of the public get to share true personal stories inspired by their favourite city and compete for the title of Story Slam Champion. This month we are looking to share your personal true stories inspired by a Summer you spent in a city you’ll never forget. From early childhood adventures under the hot sun, to complete wash outs and being stuck indoors. Summer romances, flings and dates to forging friendships at Summer camps and crazy concerts. Seasonal jobs that you’ll never do again to a summer spent doing nothing and loving every second. Or

Tim Freedman


Tim Freedman is the lead singer, songwriter and pianist of legendary Australian folk rock group The Whitlams. He will perform the best of his renowned nine album repertoire with pedal steel and electric guitarist Ollie Thorpe. His latest album is an Americana tinged collection of songs titled “Kookaburra”, which sat atop the Australian Country Album charts from March to May 2024. Since 2022 a reinvigorated Freedman has led The Whitlams in a resurgence, touring heavily and releasing two new albums. Between band tours he has started performing smaller country towns in duo mode, and thi


The Complex

MusicTown returns to the essence of collaboration for this year’s programme where we make home in the hallowed rooms of the National Concert Hall for three days. The programme, we feel, is a radio dial of everything that is interesting about Irish music in this moment, as some of the most vital artists of this diverse and multi-cultural landscape fulfill new dreams within collaborative conversations. MusicTown is a shapeshifting programme of live music created to reflect this ever-changing world of music. Within this programme we have pop bands, experimental vocalists, contemporary classi

Dublin Handelfest

Various Locations

The annual Dublin HandelFest celebrates and explores the rich cultural legacy left by Handel’s visit to the city in 1741-1742. Handel’s visit to Dublin will forever be associated with the first performance of Messiah at Fishamble Street in 1742. This monumental work has gone on to become one of the greatest and best loved works of Western Art Music, to the extent that it has eclipsed Handel’s other significant achievements during his stay in the stay in the capital. Founded in 2021, the Dublin HandelFest is a gift from the Irish Baroque Orchestra to the city of Dublin. It is an opp


Button Factory

At midnight on Friday 19th July, Shakalak will host their biggest show to date in the Button Factory. Featuring songs from their debut album and previously released singles, they will also be celebrating a new double-single release. Original member of Shakalak DJ Speedloaf will bookend the main set with both ambient and palate cleansing techno. Expect quality original music from one of Ireland's great word of mouth bands.

Faoin Talamh

Unit 44

Faoin Talamh is a brand new ancient Irish music project that combines the sounds of Irish Bronze Age musical instruments with abstracted visuals of native flora. A collaboration between composer Oisín and artist Róisín, this piece explores the sonic world of Ireland from 2,000 years ago.

Rose Festival

St Anne's Park

Dublin City Council Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services are delighted to announce the return of the Rose Festival to St Annes Park 2024, The festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st July. There will be a number of musical acts throughout the weekend, performances by Fused, Back Stage Bandits and the Dublin Ukelele Collective. The Peak Discovery climbing wall is back this year and Axe Throwing with the Axe Club, BAC Le Gaeilge and of course the our own Biodiversity village. We will also have a number of children’s entertainment items, such as Silly billies so

Skerries Wild Bee Festival

Skerries Mills

Fingal County Council is delighted to announce that the Skerries Wild Bee Festival is returning for 2024. The third annual event will take place on July 20 and 21 at Skerries Mills. The Wild Bee Festival is a family-friendly event with bee themed crafts and activities for children as well as educational events and lectures suited to serious nature lovers. The event is a collaboration between Fingal County Council and Charlie and Marion Heasman from Sustainable Skerries, the Skerries Mills Community Garden and is also supported by funding from Community Foundation for Ireland. View the Sk

Appetite at Airfield

Airfield Estate

Airfield Estate invites young people to explore all that the urban farm has to offer, and enjoy a jam-packed entertainment line-up! This one day event will have a full day of performances from energetic musicians and DJs, hilarious comedy sets, a bustling food and flea market and much more. In addition, Airfield will welcome some of Ireland's top athletes, influencers and media stars who will join lively panel discussions throughout the day.  Who should attend? Young people and the young at heart!

Baroque Brilliance – Handel’s Water Music

The Printworks, Dublin Castle

BAROQUE BRILLIANCE: Handel's Water Music We know that Smock Alley Theatre resonated with the vibrant sounds of Handel’s ‘Water Music’ in 1742, just a stone’s throw away from Dublin Castle. This would have been at the height of ‘Handelmania’ in the city, with audiences eagerly crowding in to performances of Handel’s music at every opportunity. The piece captured the hearts and imagination of audiences then as it continues to do now, combining the delicate dances of the Baroque era with the gleaming brilliance of the high Baroque. Join the bright young talents of the award

Divergent & Dragons

Sin É

Divergent and Dragons: A Live Comedy Adventure! Join us on July 21 for another unforgettable night where Ireland's funniest, officially fuelled by ADHD, stand-up comedians dive into the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Our eager adventurers, having survived the trials and tribulations of their opening sell out show last month, which had the audience in hysterics from start to finish, Divergent & Dragons returns to the table again! Whether you're a die-hard fan of D&D, a lover of comedy, or just curious about both, this show is for you! Expect spontaneous laughter, epic quests, and the chance

Tutto A Dio

St Ann's Church

“Tutto a Dio” – it is a duet of two exceptional Lithuanian musicians: Greta Staponkutė (viola) and Augustinas Rakauskas (accordion). The duet is appreciated for their exquisite performances colored by professional and creative musicality. “Tutto a Dio” won the first prize at the prestigious “Trophée Mondial - 2017” in France. In addition to this, the duo is the 1 st prize winner of the most prominent international competitions as “Coupe Mondiale – 2018” (Lithuania), “Premio Internazionale di Castelfidardo 2017” (Italy), Grand Prix Sion-2014” (Switzerland). “Tut

The Liberties Festival


The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals. From modest beginnings in 1970 it has grown to become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multi-cultural and arts programme. The Festival is an innovative and purpose driven community festival working with local community members and professional artists to put culture, creativity and diversity at the heart of The Liberties. The festival is delivered by two local community development projects- SICCDA (South Inner City Community Development Associat

Grand Fest

Samuel Beckett Theatre

5 Days of play with Spirit Guides. 5 Nights of shows with improv friends. 5 DAYS OF PLAY Mon 22 to Fri 26 Jul Spontaneously facilitated by Darren Yorke over 5 themed days (from 10am-4pm), Spirit Guides is a fun-fuelled, game-oriented laugh trek from schoolyard staples to absolute scenes! Day 1 — SPIRITED PLAYERS Day 2 — OPEN MINDS Day 3 — UNRULY HEARTS Day 4 — BUSY BODIES Day 5 — SOUL MATES 5 NIGHTS OF SHOWS FESTIVAL VIBES We're joining forces with Gather Improv to usher in the festival vibes in the height of Summer with four fresh acts from Ireland's flourishing imp

Oh, Brother

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

Matthew and Michael have both always wanted one thing – a sibling. Now all they have to do is meet. Easy right? But how do you introduce yourself to someone you should already know? Full of fears, hope and unasked questions, join us for this heartfelt tale of two brothers united at last. This witty, emotional rollercoaster of a show follows our two lads as they juggle their expectations versus the reality of having a brother. They are catapulted forward by general anxiety, fear of the unknown and the reason they never got to meet in the first place - their Mam.

Park West Night Run 5k & 10k

Park West

The Park West Night Run on 23 July 2024 is at Park West Business Park in Dublin. The race starts just down from the Park West Plaza and brings runners on a flat route around the business park and along Dublin’s Grand Canal. The 5km participants will do 1 loop while the 10km will do 2 loops. This is the perfect Midweek activity for those looking to get a 5k or 10k run under their belt during the long Summer evenings. Finishers medal for each participant. Great atmosphere and flat and accurately measured courses

Liberties Fun Run

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

We're hitting the cobblestones again and we want you to join us!!! At 7:45 pm on Wednesday, July 24th, St James’s Hospital Foundation will celebrate the 15th annual Liberties Fun Run in aid of St James’s Hospital. This unique 4-mile timed road race takes participants through the heart of old Dublin and attracts in excess of 1500 participants every year. Starting & finishing in the beautiful grounds of the Irish Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the route takes in some of the most famous sites throughout the Liberties including St James’s Gate, Francis Street, The Coombe and Fatima.

Robinson Crusoe

Axis Arts Centre

Take a thrilling voyage with Holding Court Theatre Group and Robinson Crusoe to the Islands of the Caribbean for their 2024 summer pantomime. Follow Robinson and his "Ma" Stuffy Crusoe with a crew of cut throat pirates as they are shipwrecked in search of wealth. There Robinson meets long lost friends & enemies, some dreaded demons & also Buccaneers all under the spell of an Ancient Treasure. Join us for this exotic adventure of Robinson Crusoe with comedy, song and dance for all the family.

Will Butler + Sister Squares

The Grand Social

Miles, Julie, Jenny, and Sara—are Sister Squares. What made them a musical unit was working with Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Will Butler. They’ve all just finished a new record together: Will Butler + Sister Squares. “I had quit my band Arcade Fire very recently, after 20 years—maybe the most complex decision of my life. I had spent the preceding two years at home with my three children. I was 39 years old. I was waking up every morning and reading Emily Dickinson, until I had read every Emily Dickinson poem. I was listening to Morrissey, to Shostakovich, to the Spotify top 50.

Paddy Power Comedy Festival

Iveagh Gardens

Aiken Promotions and Paddy Power are delighted to be returning to the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin for their third year as festival sponsors. Over 90 artists will perform over 35 shows in four fully seated venues in the stunning city centre walled gardens across the four days from July 25th –28th. The festival has always been proud to celebrate the brilliance and diversity of Irish comedy and this year’s festival will be packed to the rafters with home-grown talent. Tommy Tiernan - Deirdre O’Kane - Dara Ó’Briain - Emma Doran Tony Cantwell - Enya Martin - Jason Byrne - Neil Delamere

Swords Castle Summer Concerts

Swords Castle

The lineup for this year’s Swords Castle Town Park Summer Concerts Series has been announced, with two unforgettable summer evenings set to take place in July in the heart of Swords. On Friday 26 July, Irish country star Nathan Carter will rock the main stage, along with The Ennis Brothers & Jem and The BeezNeez adding their vibrant performances and talent. Carter's previous performances at Swords Concert Series have been nothing short of sensational; don't miss your chance to see the Wagon Wheel singer up close and personal at this intimate event by securing your tickets early and av

NSO: Lurline Opera Concert Performance

National Concert Hall

The National Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present Lurline, the exquisite grand opera by Waterford-born William Vincent Wallace in a concert performance. Based on the Lorelei legend of the Rhine mermaid, Lurline is Wallace’s most lyrical and Romantic work and one of his most lavish and dramatic operas. The cast is led by Irish soprano Rachel Kelly, – ‘sheerly lustrous’ and ‘compelling’ (The Times), the Portuguese tenor, Luis Gomes – a ‘riveting performer’ with a ‘thrilling top register’ (The Guardian), Ashley Riches – the ‘rich and profoundly expressive bass-bar

Neil Delamere – Neil by Mouth

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Catch the usual hilarious tall tales, razor sharp observations and quick-witted improvisation for which this awfully funny Offaly funnyman has become notorious. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Countdown, Celebrity Mastermind, The Celebrity Chase, Beat The Chasers, The Blame Game and The Panel.

Ardú: A Decade of A Cappella

Button Factory

A fully amplified evening concert of vocal music in celebration of Ardú's 10th birthday! Join us at The Button Factory on July 27th and celebrate ten magical years of a cappella singing with intricate harmonies, funky rhythms and powerful solos from Ardú's six singers. The show will also feature a performance by a surprise guest performer! What can you expect? • meet Ardú's new lineup of singers • be charmed by our guest performer's unmatched vibes • experience some of Ardú's greatest hits • hear brand new original arrangements • rediscover fantastic covers • enjoy



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Lir Folk Festival

The Grand Social

The Grand Social Presents: ‘Lir Folk Festival’ Dublin's newest folk festival, showcasing some of the best up and coming Artists. Across 3 stages: • Ispíní na hÉireann • katie phelan • Cormorant Tree Oh • We’re Not Together • The Wran • White noise • Seán Birkett

August Craft Month

Various Locations

Celebrating craft in all its forms, from traditional to contemporary, August Craft Month is for everyone. Immerse yourself in the wonderful visual and hands on experience of craft. Highlighting the vibrant local craft scene right across the island of Ireland. August Craft Month provides unique opportunities for people to get involved to learn about, make, see, and buy craft! During August Craft Month, various events, workshops, exhibitions, and activities take place right across the island of Ireland, showcasing the talents of local craft makers and artists. Many of the events embody

Rush Harbour Festival

Rush Harbour

Experience the pulse of cultural fusion at Rush Harbour Festival, where vibrant performances, delectable cuisine, and lively activities converge against the backdrop of the waterfront. Dive into a kaleidoscope of music, art, and community spirit in this annual celebration that ignites the senses and celebrates diversity. Join us for a weekend of unforgettable experiences that capture the essence of the harbour’s dynamic energy

Bray Air Display

Bray Seafront

The award-winning and hugely popular #BrayAirDisplay will make a welcome return for the summer of 2024. And it will be back bigger and better than ever with an incredible lineup The free, family event is one of the most popular air shows in Europe and Ireland’s biggest air festival, attracting thousands to the Co. Wicklow seaside town to marvel at amazing aerobatics. The Bray Air Display is the biggest public free event in Ireland. 2018 saw over 140,000 people attending the overall 2 days event. It also has the largest movement of the public on the Dart network outside of commuting.

Fingal Rush Air Show


Experience the thrill of aviation at the Rush Air Show, featuring breathtaking world class aerial displays and aerobatics. Enjoy a day of excitement and entertainment for the whole family, with food vendors, activities, and a celebration of aviation history.

Sean Kelly – King of the Castle Sportif Dublin

Malahide Castle

Sean Kelly ‘King of the Castle’—a sportive cycling event dedicated to breaking the stigma around men’s mental health. Neglecting men’s mental health jeopardises the well-being of families, workplaces, and communities. When men are discouraged from expressing vulnerability, seeking help, or even acknowledging their mental health, it perpetuates a culture of silence that fosters isolation. Men, like anyone else, deserve the space to articulate their struggles and to seek help without fear of judgment. By dismantling the stigma surrounding men’s mental health, we cultivate an en

Farmleigh and Dublin Book Festival Family Fun Day

Farmleigh House & Estate

Dublin Book Festival, in collaboration with the OPW, is delighted to present a fun-filled summer day of book and creative events for all the family to enjoy, all taking place in the beautiful grounds of Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park. Join us for an exciting and action-packed day of events and workshops featuring some of Ireland’s best-loved children’s authors and illustrators including Niamh Donnellan, Leona Forde, Shane Hegarty, Emma-Jane Leeson, Muireann Ní Chíobháin and Alan Nolan. Get your next book recommendation from the Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic, then try your han

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. Opera in the Open returns for its 25th year this August! The annual opera season is taking place on the last four Thursdays of August, at the Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Each opera performance is presented in an abridged format, narrated in English, and lasts one hour, fitting perfectly into the lunchtime slot from 1 to 2pm. Attendance is completely free of charge, and all are welcome! The Amphitheatre

We’ve Only Just Begun Festival


We’ve Only Just Begun is an annual three night festival which takes place in iconic music venue Whelan’s in the heart of Dublin city. Spread out across two stages, 23 bands, solo acts and DJs play to a sold out crowd across an entire weekend. Headline acts from previous years who have featured in the main room include Pillow Queens, Sorcha Richardson, SPRINTS, Soda Blonde, AIMÉE, Rosie Carney and Cathy Davey. Our second stage showcases some of the most exciting up and coming acts in the Irish music scene at the moment. We’ve Only Just Begun is officially partnered with RTE 2FM, IMRO,

Howth Roots and Blues Festival

Various Locations

Let the rhythm of the sea guide you to the Howth Roots & Blues Festival, Where soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics converge. The Howth Roots and Blues Festival is a music festival in Howth showcasing great Irish and International roots and blues artists. While many of the artists are blues based the festival caters for fans of Country, Rhythm and Blues, Bluegrass, Americanna and we’ve even had Latin and reggae. Basically anything rootsy! For one weekend in August, Howth will be filled with Roots and Blues Music. Wander from gig to gig like you’re at Electric Picnic but without any

Éire is Alba

National Concert Hall

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, under conductor David Brophy, join legendary folk musicians, RTÉ CO Associate Artist Zoë Conway, John Mc Intyre, Julie Fowlis and Éamon Doorley. Celebrating a shared heritage where Ireland and Scotland meet, traditional and folk styles meet classical music. A number of pieces composed by Zoë Conway and arranged by Gavin Murphy include Straif, composed for the film From A Forest to A Fiddle, Ómós Sheamuis, Duirt Bean Liom and Bearna Mheabh. Other selections include the beautiful Faoiseamh A Gheobhadsa and Desert Storm – Rounding Malin Head. Songs from J

Social Unrest Fest

The Grand Social

The Grand Social in association with Foad Musick & Rotatorvinyl.com Presents: Dublin’s most electrifying punk festival is BACK this August at the Grand Social, SOCIAL UNREST FEST, a 3-day Punk Festival. Bringing icons RUTS DC / RISKEE AND THE RIDICULE / CULTURE SHOCK / P.A.I.N / THE RESTARTS plus many more to the North Side. With more acts TBA.

Meat Loaf by Candlelight

The Helix

Join The Helix for an incredible night of Meat Loaf Anthems by candlelight. Featuring a live cast of West End singers including stars of the West End production of 'Bat Out of Hell' accompanied by an incredible live rock band, experience the ultimate tribute to Meat Loaf as you have never heard before. This concert will feature some of the most iconic songs of all time including Anything For Love, Bat Out of Hell, Two Out of Three Ain't Bad, Dead Ringer for Love and many more! For Crying Out Loud... book your tickets now! This unforgettable experience is guaranteed to make your Rock


Smock Alley Theatre

In space no-one gives a shit! A women out of time, locked in stasis and drifting through the cosmos... 57 years later, this woman must now face the consequences of her actions. AILEEN is a comedy horror parody, inspired by the movie ALIEN. Meet the two faces of Aileen Ripley: The strong confident warrant officer and the vulnerable survivor under duress. Hear her internal monologue as the events unfold on the Nostromo. Bouncing between her fellow crew members, we witness a contentious work environment, revealing grand betrayals and unexpected liaisons. The action will shift from feats of

Dublin Horse Show


One of the highlights of the Irish summer, the Dublin Horse Show effortlessly combines sport, style and socialising. Returning from the 14-18 August 2024, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Dublin Horse Show is regarded as one of the best equestrian shows in the world, a celebration of Ireland’s affinity with the horse. But superb horses are just one of the reasons to attend a Show that is also renowned for style, shopping and socialising. It’s also one for families too, with dedicated children’s entertainment and pony rides found around the grounds. Combined with hundreds of browsing

Mari Samuelsen and the RTÉ CO perform Max Richter

National Concert Hall

The Norwegian superstar Mari Samuelsen, an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, directs the RTÉ Concert Orchestra from the violin for an evening of evocative storytelling for strings. Inspirational and groundbreaking, Samuelsen is a sensational performer. She brings her creativity and breathtaking virtuosity to a programme including Max Richter’s 2012 reimagining of The Four Seasons. Richter aimed to reclaim the Vivaldi piece and make people fall in love with it again, and the incredible impact of Recomposed is a testament to his success. Samuelsen and Richter are regular collaborators

National Heritage Week


National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. Since the Heritage Council assumed responsibility for National Heritage Week in 2005, it has grown from a small 500 event to almost 2,000 events in 2023. The Heritage Council assumed the role of coordinator of National Heritage Week from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government. Since then t

Lisa Hannigan & Special Guest – Dani Larkin

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Lisa Hannigan is a versatile Irish folk singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and voice actor. She released her solo debut album, Sea Sew in 2008, a joyous kaleidoscope of love songs, laments, sea shanties and glockenspiels, with a cover hand-stitched by Lisa herself. The self-released album was a runaway success, nominated for a Choice award in Ireland and a Mercury Music Prize in the UK. Dani Larkin: Beguiling, intense, driven folk songs expertly accompanied by guitar and banjo, singer-songwriter Dani Larkin moves through ruminations on love and experiences of wildness, loss and myst

Nature Fest

Airfield Estate

A family festival filled with exploration, learning and lots of fun, unlock the wonder of nature and discover the wild plants and animals that call Airfield Estate home. Families can enjoy a nature scavenger hunt across the 38-acre estate, while learning about biodiversity, science, sustainability and nature through play! Through hands-on workshops, theatrical storytelling, face-painting and expert talks it will be a fun-filled day. Who should attend? Nature-lovers, families, and anyone curious to learn more about biodiversity and wildlife


Croke Park

AC/DC, the legendary multi-million-selling band bring their ‘POWER UP’ European Tour to Croke Park Dublin on Saturday August 17th. The ‘POWER UP’ tour, named for their latest studio album, which reached #1 in 21 countries. The band are playing 21 dates across Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Belgium and France with a final show here at Croke Park. ‘POWER UP’ is the band’s first tour in Europe for eight years and will see them performing at some of the biggest stadiums across the continent. AC/DC played their very first show

India Day

Farmleigh House & Estate

Come celebrate the freedom, friendship, vibrant culture, traditions, and flavors of India at Farmleigh House & Estate on Sun, Aug 18, 2024 starting at 11:00 AM. Get ready for a day filled with music, dance, food, and fun activities for the whole family. Experience the rich heritage of India through traditional performances, colourful decorations, and delicious Irish and Indian cuisine. Don't miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of Indian culture. Join us for a day of celebration and exploration as we showcase the best of India right here in Irel

Phantom of the Opera

Sean O'Casey Theatre

Adapted from the french novel by Gaston Leroux - join us for an exciting suspensive tale of romance, mystery, danger and music. Cristine, an aspiring singer, under the tutelage of a mystery man known as the 'angel of music' is on the cusp of breakout success at the Paris Opera House. However complications ensue when old flame Raol returns and the show begins to derail after a series of strange occurrences caused by a mysterious dark character. A thrilling classic of literature brought to the stage by a talented team of actors and crew.

Big Grill Festival

Herbert Park

After a wildly successful event in 2023, Big Grill BBQ and Food Festival returns to Herbert Park in 2024, running from August 22nd to 25th, where the very best Irish and international chefs, restaurants and barbecue experts come together to celebrate and explore the delicious challenges, skillful techniques, and pure magic of cooking over live fire. Big Grill 2024 will be even more family friendly with a substantially larger Little Grillers section offering more interactive activities, cooking demos and live entertainment.

Wider Than Pictures

Collins Barracks

Fast becoming a staple of summer in Dublin. Wider than pictures Takes place in one of the most visually stunning locations in the city: The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, the venue’s historical courtyard provides unparalleled sound for the diverse roster of world-class live acts curated by promoters Singular Artists. In a review of 2023’s Wider Than Pictures closing concert by Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand, The Irish Times observed, “The sound is perfectly contained within the courtyard of Collins Barracks”. Now in its third year, Wider Than Pictures has played ho


Sean O'Casey Theatre

Join us for the perfect end of summer family treat! This is a fun and lively play with appearances from Snow White, Rapunzel, Dracula and many other characters. Full of fun dance numbers and surprises this is a hugely fun event for all the family. Special family tickets available.

Ukulele Hooley

Dún Laoghaire

Europe's longest running ukulele festival ‘Ukulele Hooley by the Sea’ returns to Dún-Laoghaire in 2024. This is our 13th year of the festival, Europe’s longest running ukulele festival. Over the years we have presented many talented ukulele performers and groups from around the world and we’re planning to continue that tradition in 2024. See you in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Comic Con - a pop-culture/fandom event, ideal family day out or fan nerd out, movies, tv shows, comics, cosplay, gaming and more! At The Convention Centre Dublin.

Dublin Comic Con – Summer Edition

The Convention Centre

DCC is a pop-culture/fandom event ideal as a family day out or a fan nerd out! Covering everything from movies/tv shows to comics, cosplay and gaming! Whether you are coming to find rare collectibles, meet some Hollywood actors and local artists, have your portfolio reviews by industry professionals or simply cosplay..we will have something to keep you entertained. Oh and all our DCC interactive sets are free! Dublin Comic Con : Summer Edition 2024!: August 9th-10th Thanks again to all our fans for the ongoing support and patience and a massive thank you to our team without whom we really

Johnny Logan

Vicar Street

Singular Artists proudly presents Johnny Logan for one night only live at Vicar Street. 24th August 2024. Tickets are available from this Friday at 9 am. Throughout his career, which spans four decades, Johnny Logan has issued at least 40 singles and 19 albums. In the Eurovision Song Contest of 1980, Johnny Logan proudly represented Ireland with the song "What's Another Year," surpassing the runner-up, Germany, by a margin of 15 points. This captivating tune not only claimed the top spot on charts across Europe but also achieved notable success in Ireland and the UK. Fast forward to

Aer Lingus College Football Series – Georgia Tech vs Florida State

Aviva Stadium

Georgia Tech vs Florida State Georgia Tech will return to Ireland next year for the second time since 2016, when they defeated Boston College by 17 points to 14 in the Aviva Stadium. Florida State University, known as the Seminoles, will play their first ever game in Ireland this year.

Dublin City Council Smithfield Fleadh

Smithfield Square

Programme information coming soon!....

The Dublin Philharmonic Society’s 40th Season Celebration

Farmleigh House & Estate

Concert featuring Ella Nagy (piano), Rory Lynch (tenor) and Seán Tester (tenor) in the ballroom of Farmleigh House. Ella Nagy (solo piano) Carl Czerny ‘La Ricordanza’ Variations on a theme by Rode, Op. 33 Franz Liszt Valse-Impromptu S. 213 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 Interval Rory Lynch (tenor) and Seán Tester (tenor) accompanied by Ella Nagy (piano); Rory: Rossini: Ecco Ridente in Cielo Bizet: La Fleur que tu m’avais jetée Donizetti: Quanto’e Bella Serrano: La Roca fria del calvario Stravinsky: Here I stand… since


National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

Punk revivalists Gossip join James Blunt, THE THE and Deacon Blue as the fourth headliner to be announced for Wider Than Pictures 2024 - Singular Artists’ exceptional series of shows that are fast becoming a staple of summer in Dublin. Real Power, pioneering American trio Gossip’s first album since 2012, finds Beth Ditto, Nathan Howdeshell and Hannah Blilie back together and reunited with super producer Rick Rubin, who helmed their 2009 opus Music For Men. The result is a comeback of magnum force that celebrates the galvanizing might of music, the joy of creative expression, and the pow

The Ramparts

O'Reilly Theatre

The Ramparts are coming to the O'Reilly Theatre, Great Denmark Street for two nights this August! The Ramparts are that all male a cappella choir you’ve probably seen somewhere on YouTube, TV, or on the streets of Dublin! Packed full of personality, they are a versatile group of performers known for their diverse repertoire of trad Irish favourites, pop music classics and face-melting barbershop numbers. These lads know how to keep an audience entertained with their big sound and even bigger personalities. Whether on stage, on the street, on the bus, or in the pub - The Ramparts always

Ireland The Show

Civic Theatre

Now enjoyed by a live audience of over 250,00 to nightly standing ovations and rave reviews, join an all-star Irish cast of highly talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Gael Force Irish dancers for an unmissable “Ireland the Show”. Let us take you on a rip-roaring journey through the decades of a globally loved culture. The show will feature well-known ballads and sing-alongs such as the Fields of Athenry, the Irish Rover, Galway Girl, The Black Velvet band, Danny Boy and Whiskey in the Jar – to name but a small few – from i

Very Pink Run

Leopardstown Racecourse

The Very Pink Run is a family fun event offering a 10k and 5k distance for people to run, jog, walk or wheel. It attracts a pink tribe of men, women and children, all showing their support – helping to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Ireland’s ongoing research and awareness efforts and an eagerness to help positively change the landscape of this disease into the future. Event Description: Our goal at Breast Cancer Ireland is, through research, to transform breast cancer, from often being a fatal disease, to a chronic illness that can be maintained long term through treatment. He

Dublin Maker

Richmond Barracks

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held in Richmond Barracks, on Saturday 31st August and Sunday September 1st 2024. 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 c

Hothouse Flowers

Vicar Street

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by almost forty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. There is an unpredictable energy in the band that harkens back to their "Risk" days playing on the dancefloors of Dublin’s late-night clubs. They call upon their grand reper

Dublin City Council Ceol Country

Smithfield Square

Dublin’s Newest, Family-Friendly, Country Music Festival! Tickets are on sale now Hang on to your hats country music fans because some of the biggest and brightest musical stars are headed for Dublin’s Smithfield Square this August for Dublin City Council Ceol Country! Along with a full weekend of amazing tunes from some of your favourite acts, this brand-new, alcohol-free, family friendly event promises a superb weekend for young and old alike, with something for all ages, from dancing to face-painting, arts & crafts and much, much more!  Saturday August 31st Line-up: Mike

National Organic Food Fair

Merrion Square Park

Merrion Square will be host to an array of Irish culinary talents on 31st August and 1st September, for the National Organic Food Fair 2024 brought to you by Organic Trust. Clodagh McKenna will be joined by Fused by Fiona, Marc Michel and many more, for a series of live cooking demonstrations using only organic produce. So, whether you like sweet or savoury, there will be something for everyone. The fair is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September. Tickets are €5 per adult with up to two children under 12 years for free and are available from Eventbrite. All

Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson.

Dublin Oldschool


With smash-hit runs both at home and abroad, and hot on the heels of its triumphant cinematic release, Dublin Oldschool returns home to Project. Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past: his brother Daniel. Daniel is an educated, homeless addict. They haven’t spoken in years but, over a lost weekend, they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips and their city. Dark comedy, family drama

Danny O’Brien


After a complete sell-out nationwide tour including a live special recording at Liberty Hall this year, the multi-award-winning Wicklovian comedian is back in Dublin with a nostalgia-packed high-energy stand-up show bringing the big laughs to Whelans for one night only this September! O’ Brien has revisited all the simple joys of a late 80s/early 90s Irish childhood (to find the undisputed winner!) and sought to find out if a simpler time was indeed a happier one? Last year he toured all over the world, including a month-long tour around New Zealand, Canada & Newfoundland represen

Dublin Fringe Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Fringe Festival is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round artist support organisation focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts from Irish and international makers. The festival next takes place 07-22 September, 2024. Established in 1995, Dublin Fringe Festival is the agenda-setting festival for new work in Ireland, devoted to talent development and artform development. It is a platform for new and emerging artists in Ireland to showcase their work and offers artists at every stage of their career an opportunity to challenge, subvert and invigorate the

National Services Day

Dublin Castle

National Services Day - the first Saturday in September sees the bands, personnel and vehicles of the nations emergency and security services parade from Parnell Square to Dublin Castle. Dublin Castle itself shall host displays of each of the services - Dublin Fire Brigade, RNLI, Irish Coast Guard, Revenue & Customs, Airport Fire & Police, Civil Defence, Order of Malta, St John's, Irish Prison Service, ONE, Irish Water Safety, Community First Responders, Blood Bikes and An Garda Síochána, to celebrate the dedication of staff and volunteers alike in their service to the state and all

The Live Last Waltz - Rescheduled - at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Sunday February 28th, 2021.

The Live Last Waltz

3Olympia Theatre

The Live Last Waltz, a spectacular live re-enactment of the music from Martin Scorsese's documentary ‘The Last Waltz' with ten-piece band, full brass section and all the special guests presented by The Group, returns to 3Olympia Theatre on Saturday 7th September 2024. It started as a concert, it became a celebration, and then one of the best loved music films of all time. Now Dublin rock'n'roll troupe The Group have brought their own spin to The Band's magical farewell concert by creating the ultimate tribute to this sensational show! This fantastic re-enactment of Martin Scorsese's aw

Howth Maritime & Seafood Festival


fantastic weekend filled with everything you love – from free family fun to toe-tapping live music – all while supporting our beloved local businesses. Celebrate the Sea and Beyond: The Howth Maritime & Seafood Festival is a celebration of our deep-rooted maritime heritage and the delectable bounty of the sea. Dive into the heart of Howth's charming harbor, where fishing boats bob gently on the water, and the scent of freshly caught seafood fills the air. A Weekend for Everyone: Whether you're a seafood connoisseur or a family looking for a fun day out, we have something for e

Republic of Ireland v England – UEFA Nations League

Aviva Stadium

The Republic of Ireland welcome England to the Aviva Stadium for the two countries' first competitive match since 1991 in a UEFA Nations League clash. Ireland will be looking to build on their last home game where they secured a dramatic victory over Hungary in an international friendly with Troy Parrott's late goal securing a 2:1 win.

Dublin Climate Action Week

Various & Online

Dublin Climate Action Week will take place from the 9th-15th of September 2024 and is organised by the four Dublin Local Authorities, the Dublin Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) and the Dublin Energy Agency Codema. The full events programme will go live in August 2024.

The Bootleg Beatles

The Helix

It’s time to 'Come Together' to see The Bootleg Beatles perform live at the Helix, Dublin on 10th September 2024! From Love Me Do to Let It Be, from the Cavern to the Apple rooftop, from black and white to psychedelic technicolour, the world’s Premier Beatle band returns to take you on a whistle-stop journey through the most vibrant revolutionary and divisive decade of all-the Swinging Sixties. It’s all here...the iconic mop tops and the Chelsea boots, the Sgt Pepper tunics, and the Chesterfield suits. Each tiny vocal inflection and each witty Beatle quip, all meticulously studied on thi

Fingal Poetry Festival

Various Locations

The Fingal Poetry Festival team are busy planning for this September and the fifth outing as Ireland’s friendliest, most inclusive poetry festival. Along with new and exciting events still being plotted, they'll be bringing back some already firm favourites — the Poetry Walks by the sea or through the forest, the unique, ISL (Irish Sign Language) interpreted lunchtime readings in Joe May’s (the best pub in Ireland, in our opinion!) and the Family Fest for younger poetry lovers — all, as usual, in the company of music, poetry’s first cousin. Keep checking in for all the news… lis

Dublin Beer Festival


Dublin Beer Fest aka Irish Craft Beer Fest returns to the RDS this September! Started in 2011 by Seamus & Bruce with just 15 brewers, we grew to 8,000 attendees by 2018. Now there are about 75 local breweries scattered across Ireland, and we’re bringing a whole bunch of them back together for a party! The festival is a showcase of Ireland's premier craft beer, featuring over 100 renowned brewers, live music, delicious food pairings, and engaging activities.

Gilbert O’Sullivan accompanied by Bill Shanley

National Concert Hall

Gilbert O’Sullivan’s career has spanned 50 years. His first single success ‘Nothing Rhymed’ was released in 1970 and almost overnight it achieved Top 10 status In the UK and Europe charts. His 1971 debut album Himself was littered with the most perfect examples of his art and craftsmanship. His second, 1972’s Back To Front, firmly cemented Gilbert amongst the world’s best, with Top 10 singles and no. 1’s around the world, including the classic ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’ which topped the US charts for six weeks and earned him three Grammy nominations. British recognition

Urban Harvest

Airfield Estate

At Dublin’s sustainable food hub and urban farm, where better to host the Urban Harvest Festival than Airfield! This event aims to deepen understanding and appreciation of farming and to diminish the urban/rural divide of communities. Amidst the bustling city, attendees will be immersed in a tapestry of agricultural traditions such as sheep-shearing, sheep-dog trials and cattle displays. Traditional craftsmanship will be showcased with wood turning and wool spinning. While butter-making and butchery demonstrations will reveal the age-old skills behind farm-to-table cuisine. Amidst it all, vi

101 Dalmatians – The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

Direct from London comes the smash hit family musical 101 Dalmatians When fashionista Cruella de Vil plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to create her fabulous new fur coat, there’s trouble ahead for Pongo and Perdi and their litter of adorable, tail-wagging young pups. Dodie Smith’s classic canine caper is brought to life on stage with spectacular puppetry, show-stopping choreography, witty songs and irresistible puppies! This new musical is written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris.


Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now. HAMILTON has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow’s biograph


The Helix

Celebrating 50 years of Showaddywaddy ‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy have lived up to that title for the last 5 decades! Formed in Leicester in 1973 from an amalgamation of several local bands, Showaddywaddy have gone on to sell more than 20 million records and tour all four corners of the globe. Their 50th Anniversary shows will be dynamic and uplifting, featuring all their greatest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts across Europe. ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, �

Dublin Mind Body Experience


Ireland's largest holistic event returns to the RDS, Dublin on the 20th, 21st & 22nd of September 2024. Free Admission, 200 Exhibitors, and 150 Complimentary Talks, Workshops & Classes. The event is comprised of four different elements all in one venue, the Mind Body Soul Expo, the Yoga and Meditation Festival, Live Well - Talks & Workshops and the Dublin Psychic Fair. The Mind Body Soul Expo: Bringing together exhibitors and practitioners from the world of holistic health & wellbeing. The event hosts over 60 holistic therapists from all modalities offering mini treatments, advice, and info

The International Dublin Writers’ Festival

Academy Plaza Hotel

Since 2015 the Dublin International Writers' Festival has welcomed writers to learn, network and improve their craft. The mission is to help writers excel and to provide opportunities for writers to learn from key industry professionals. Dublin is a World Heritage City and home to some of the most famous writers. This event is an opportunity for all writers, everywhere, to connect with the literary culture of Dublin and to learn from experts and peers. Writers, both aspiring and experienced, are all welcome. The speakers are renowned, highly-experienced, published authors, and worl

RTÉ CO performs the music of Leonard Cohen


After a sold-out concert at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in April 2022, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is set to take the stage at Dublin's 3Arena for an even grander event. They will celebrate Leonard Cohen's songs in a very special 90th Birthday Celebration Concert on Saturday, September 21st, 2024. This event will be conducted by Gavin Maloney. Between 2008 and 2013, Leonard Cohen treated Ireland to a dozen captivating performances, with six held at the esteemed 3Arena. His Irish farewell unfolded over two poignant nights on September 11th and 12th, 2013, at the 3Arena. The recording of his

Amplify Summit

Dublin Royal Convention Centre

Amplify 24 showcases vibrant Irish Innovation in all forms on a global stage. Its goals are to deliver for all businesses attending in the shape of practical, focused learnings, advice, tips and valuable relationships during the one day event on September 26th in Dublin. What to Expect? Workshops We have workshops running throughout the day serving practical advice and tools for companies. Panels Interactive, authentic and fun to witness to. This is how our panels run. Expect something different. Keynotes Our keynotes are the highlights of our day. Experience world class spea

Mark Thomas

The Sugar Club

Jokes, rants, politics, play and the occasional sing-song. If you don’t know what he does, ask your parents. In his time, Mark Thomas has won awards (current total is now officially ‘f*ckloads’), forced a politician to resign, changed laws on tax and protest, become the Guinness Book of Records holder for most number of protests in 24 hours, taken the police to court 3 times and won, walked the length of the Israeli Wall in the West Bank and generally mucked about trying to have fun and f*ck the right people off. This show will be more of the above.

Dublin Festival of History

Various Locations

The Dublin Festival of History will run from 27 September to 13 October 2024, with the Big Weekend at the Printworks, Dublin Castle from Friday 27 September to Sunday 29 September. The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company. Now in its twelfth year, the festival has built a reputation for shining a fresh perspective on history and its importance in our everyday lives, attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin


Gate Theatre

AGREEMENT is set in April 1998 as the main political parties in Northern Ireland, the British government and the Irish government, all under the watchful eye of Senator George Mitchell, try to hammer out a deal that could pave the way for peace in Northern Ireland. The production revisits the days leading up to the signing of the historic accord and features the main players involved in the discussions, including Mo Mowlam, Senator Mitchell, John Hume, Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern, Gerry Adams and David Trimble. AGREEMENT is produced by Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, and was first produced as pa

Positive Ageing Week

Various Locations

Positive Ageing Week (PAW) is an initiative by Age Action to celebrate the contributions of older people and to promote their agency. The event emphasises the positive aspects of aging and the significant roles older individuals play in our communities and families. The week-long event happens yearly, with a new theme, and aims to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about aging and to highlight the positivity and vitality of older age. 2024 Theme: Challenging Ageism September 30 – October 6 Positive Ageing Week 2024 will carry on the theme of Challenging Ageism – Reframing How

Ireland Music Week

Various Locations

Ireland Music Week 2024, 1st - 4th October Taking place across venues in Dublin city centre. Ireland Music Week is an important event in an artists’ development and profile in the music industry. The main aim is to allow both industry and fans to witness the next crop of Irish talent. The showcases and the robust and busy conference schedule maintain IMW’s essential presence as a key international-facing showcase event. Many artists go on to showcase at some of international festivals that Music From Ireland partners with each year.

GradIreland Graduate Careers Fair


Ireland’s largest careers fair, the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair, is a free annual careers event held at the RDS Dublin in the autumn. This is the largest careers event of its kind in Ireland, exhibiting a multitude of Ireland’s leading companies and postgraduate providers with ample jobs, internships, and courses available to apply for on the day. This year promises to be as popular as ever, be sure to pre-register your interest! Why attend? Build your network and interact with top employers and postgraduate providers at over 130 stands. Get the answers and information you

Learnovation | Global Learning Summit

Aviva Stadium

The Learnovation Global Learning Summit is organised annually by the Learnovate Centre, a leading learning technology research centre in Trinity College Dublin funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. The Learnovate Centre supports organisations in developing solutions for our society’s current and future learning challenges. We provide thought leadership to the world’s L&D community. Since the first Learnovation in 2018, attendees have joined learning and development managers, educators, learning providers, entrepreneurs, innovators, trainers, startup founders, learning des

International Dublin Tattoo Convention


Welcome to The ALL NEW International Dublin Tattoo Convention's third edition. Under new stewardship, and partnered with Total Tattoo Magazine, this iconic festival of body art will be a celebration of International and Irish tattooing, and much much more. We hope to bring you the best tattoo event ever held in Ireland. The show will bring together world class international tattoo artists with the amazing tattoo talent of Ireland and exhibit their incredible skills 'live''. Artists will compete in prestigious competitions, and you can have the chance to become a model or get a tattoo y

The Craft Spirit Show – Gin, Rum & Vodka Festival


Dublin's Biggest Gathering of Craft Distillers. An Aladdin’s cave of craft spirits await all that attend as craft distillers old and new unite to take you on the ultimate spirit filled adventure. You’ll be able to enjoy unlimited tasting samples as you work the room, with a choice of over 300 craft spirits including Gin, Rum, Vodka & More. Unlimited Tasting Samples? Yes, that’s right! Walk the room and sample with a wide variety of craft distillers all part of your ticket fee. After all, how else were you going to find a new favourite with trying them? Like what you’ve tried?

Open House Dublin

Various Locations

Open House Dublin is a free festival of architecture with 200+ events taking place each October and the flagship architecture festival of the Irish Architecture Foundation. Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is Ireland’s independent organisation for the advancement of culture and communication of architecture to audiences. In 2024 the Open House Dublin festival will take place in Dublin city and county over 9 days, starting with an Open House Junior weekend with workshops, tours and activities dedicated to young people and families. Our programme for this year w

Gaelforce 10K Howth Summit


The final event of the Gaelforce 10K Trilogy is city trail running, but not as you know it. You'll run on grassy tracks, rough trails, woodland paths and sealed roads in a looped route right to the top of Howth Summit and back. Lonely Planet calls this one of its ‘Epic Runs of the World’ and you’ll see why! With two assents of the steep terrain of Howth Hill to conquer, this route will repay the challenge with stunning views over Dublin Bay. New for 2024, we've added a walkers wave so you can take on this scenic challenge at your own pace.

Gorm Gathering

The Complex

The GORM Gathering is an event that unites community and industry leaders to celebrate and promote narrative change in the Irish media. This inaugural gathering promises to be a groundbreaking experience, offering a unique fusion of entertainment, education, and engagement to promote Irish creative screen talent connecting with local and underserved audiences. It’s time to change the narrative, for too long the stories of underrepresented communities in Ireland have been painted with a single stroke. We want to add colour to the picture and create a space where these stories are front and

The Billie Barry Stage School presents ‘DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER’.

Gaiety Theatre

The Billie Barry Stage School presents ‘DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER’. Celebrating 60 fabulous years, the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. Starring Susan Mc Fadden – Celtic Woman & West End star, Louise Bowden – West End Star, David Whelan – Wild Youth & Dancing with the Stars, Richie Hayes – Panto legend and very special guest Brian Mc Fadden – Westlife Featuring over 600 of the very talented students of the Billie Barry Stage School. This year the Billie Barry Stage School is proudly celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. 60 years! – what an incredible milestone. It is a testament

Greg Davies – Full Fat Legend

Vicar Street

Greg Davies is heading back out on tour for the first time in 7 years with his brand-new 2025 stand-up show “Full Fat Legend” and will be live at Vicar Street on Oct 17th-19th 2025. Star of shows such as Taskmaster,The Inbetweeners, The Cleaner, Never Mind TheBuzzcocks, ManDown and Cuckoo, this is Greg’s biggest live tour yet. “A 6ft 8in bundle of excitability, emotion, and punchline-rich storytelling”- The Times

Ruby Wax

Pavilion Theatre

After a complete sell-out first run in 2023, Ruby Wax's rawest, darkest, funniest and most compelling stage show yet announces brand new dates for 2024, thanks to enormous demand. "The original idea behind this show was based on the extreme journeys that I wanted to take in order to find an antidote to living a frazzled life. Along the way I wanted to find meaning, peace, happiness – the stuff we’re all chasing. However, after some transcendent experiences, I ended up in a mental institution. Obviously, I didn’t find what I was looking for." I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was is

Sandymount Night Run

Sean Moore Park

The Sandymount Night Run 10km or 5km returns on Tuesday October 22nd, 2024. This unique Night Run events take place at 7:20pm and presents a great excuse to get out and clear the head with a midweek run! Sandymount is an ideal location being walking distance from the center of Dublin. And the course is laid out in long straight flat lines making it ‘racer’ friendly. There are two distances to suit all levels of fitness. A 5km single lap or a 10km double lap. Entries are limited so don’t leave it too late to enter! This is an annual SELL OUT race. Tell your friends. There will

Enya Martin “Is It Just Me?”

Vicar Street

Dublin are you ready for belly aching laughter ? Roll on October at Dublin's premium comedy venue Vicar Street.Enya Martin’s new show, "Is it just me?" is Enya’s search for answers……Is it just my relationship that's like this? Was it just my upbringing that has me this way? Is it just me who experiences this on holiday!? And finally, where she gets most of her inspiration…. Am I the only one with friends like this, on and offline!?"

David O’Doherty: Tiny Piano Man

Civic Theatre

The dishevelled prince of €10 eBay keyboards tries to make you feel alive with a new pageant of laughter, song and occasionally getting up from a chair. It’s gonna be a big one. Star of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Live At The Apollo (BBC) and Along For the Ride with David O’Doherty (Channel 4).

Dublin Book Festival

Various Locations

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Ireland's writers and publishers, all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish writing community and publishing sector. Events include authors in conversation, panel discussions, book launches, walking tours, poetry, professional development events and workshops, the family and childrens' programme, and the schools' programme. Taking pl

Fairytale of New York

Gaiety Theatre

Direct from the West End and after two sell-out tours of Europe, the ultimate feel good Irish-inspired Christmas show is back in Dublin with an even bigger production for 2024. From the producers of Seven Drunken Nights-The Story of The Dubliners and featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favorite Christmas songs including Driving home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course The Fairytale of New York. ……and just when you think the party couldn’t get any better,

Niamh Bury

Liberty Hall Theatre

Niamh Bury has been hailed as one of Irish folk’s most exciting new talents – a particularly prestigious coup during a time when the genre is garnering so much attention around the world. Ever since Niamh Bury debuted her first single – the mesmerising ‘Beehive’ – in July 2023, listeners have been entranced. Her vocals and songwriting prowess are rightfully lauded, but the technically-skilled musicianship possessed by Niamh is so evident on her debut album, Yellow Roses, that it cannot be overlooked – this is an incredibly accomplished debut record.

The Borrowers

Gate Theatre

Based on Mary Norton’s beloved adventure novels, THE BORROWERS follows the fortunes of the tiny Clock Family. The Clocks live secretly in the walls and floors of a country house and “borrow” from the big people in order to survive. Their lives are plunged into chaos one day when the family’s youngest member, independent 11-year-old Arrietty, is seen by a ‘human bean’, a boy who has recently returned from India. To survive, the Clocks must spread their wings and take a perilous and adventure-filled journey into the outside world to find a new home and search out their long-lost f

Stephanie Rainey

Vicar Street

Cork’s Stephanie Rainey is pleased to announce a headline show in Vicar Street on November 14, 2024. In 2015, Stephanie emerged onto the music scene with 'Please Don't Go,' a song born from the depths of her soul, dedicated to her one-year-old nephew, Fionn, who tragically lost his life to meningitis. At a time before ‘going viral’ was even coined, the single reached 5 Million people worldwide on YouTube and Facebook when it was first released. Almost 10 years since its first release ‘Please Don’t Go’ has found new audiences with over 8 million Spotify plays and a staggering 40

Art Source


Irelands biggest and best art fair is returning to the RDS in November 2024. Art Source will feature work from hundreds of artists and galleries. There will be a range of events and activities taking place during Art Source including workshops, demonstrations and talks. We will also have a zone just for kids where your little one can use their imagination to create their own works of art. Art Source is the most exciting art event of the year, featuring 175 Irish & International artists & galleries gathering together to showcase PAINTING, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION, P

Rapunzel – The Helix Panto 2024

The Helix

The Helix Panto 2024 will be the hair-larious tale “RAPUNZEL” running from the 22nd November 2024 until 12th January 2025! Produced as always by TheatreworX Productions, "Rapunzel," promises to bring you everything that you can expect from the most magical Panto in Dublin! Join Lola, Buddy, Laurel along with a host of new colourful characters as they untangle a fresh new adventure filled with non-stop laughs and exciting twists and turns, guaranteed to keep the entire family on the edge of their seats!

Elf Town Dublin


‘Elf Town Dublin is a magical 75-minute Christmas experience for all of the family to enjoy! Meet the band of the wondrous Elves and explore the exciting world of Elf Town! Including Santa’s two real reindeer Comet and Cupid! During each visit, every family will have a private visit with Santa himself – the children will be amazed when he knows a little secret about each child! This year, you have the option to receive an Elf Town branded gift pack that includes our unique Golden Tickets, a personalised invitation to Elf Town from Santa, a map of the Elf Town journey and a personalised p

Peter Pan

Gaiety Theatre

The Gaiety Theatre will set sail on a spectacular journey to Neverland, announcing Peter Pan as the 2024 Gaiety Pantomime, from Sunday 24th November 2024 – Sunday 5th January 2025. The Gaiety Panto, directed by Daryn Crosbie, brings to life and “Panto-ifies” this classic adventure about the free spirited and mischievous young boy, who never grows up. Join Peter and the Lost Boys as they swashbuckle their way through Neverland and strive to outwit the dastardly Captain Hook and his brutal band of pirates, with a sprinkling of fairy dust help from Tinkerbell of course. Don’t mis

AI Awards

Marker Hotel

The AI Awards offers a unique chance to interact with the most exceptional minds and organizations in the Irish Artificial Intelligence community. This event warmly invites Data Scientists and their teams to participate in various roles, such as sponsors, nominees or enthusiasts, providing a significant AI-focused platform. It presents an outstanding opportunity to connect, establish relationships, and actively engage with the wider community, potentially opening doors to new prospects in the rapidly evolving AI field. By taking part in the event, you can establish connections with the b

Tickles and the Beanstalk

Civic Theatre

A Giant of a Panto Tickles might not always have the brightest ideas, but with his Ma Dottie by his side, they can conquer anything. BUT! They're facing a big challenge: the Evil Baroness wants to take their home away.... What's a family to do? Sell their hilarious all-singing, all-dancing pet cow, MOOTilda? Maybe Jill, the Baroness's niece, can help change her aunt's mind about being so mean? Or perhaps a giggly fairy will swoop in, sprinkling magic dust to ensure Tickles and Dottie find their happily-ever-after? Find out at TICKLES AND THE BEANSTALK this years spectacular and hilari

Freezin’ – The Panto


This year marks the 20 Year Anniversary of Pat Egan & Spotlight’s panto run at 3Olympia continuing the over century long tradition at the theatre! Their time has seen panto at 3Olympia Theatre reach new heights with a reputation for thrills, big laughs and big surprises. Whether it was One Direction’s Niall Horan singing to Polly, Saoirse Ronan soaked by a water gun , Jedward’s hundreds of fans storming the stage, Johnny Logan’s ballad belting cameo, Louis Walsh exec producing (and his wacky video link) or the many other hilarious cameos from Mattress Mick to Nathan Carter, PJ Gallaghe

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