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Liberties, Wednesday 17th July - Sunday 21st July
Liberties Festival 2019 – 5 days of music, comedy opera, yoga, stories, song, dance, coffee, conversation, football, cinema, poetry, art, walking tours, discovery, gardening, printing, family fun and much more. The festival is one of Ireland's oldest, from modest beginnings in 1970 it has grown to become a highlight of summers in Dublin. This year is the 49th edition.
Festival Launch: Expect performances, speeches, nibbles, refreshments, and a packed show from Stomptown Brass! (Invitation or Online Registration)
Liberties Fun Run: The 11th annual fun run in aid of St James's Hospital. This unique 4 mile road race takes participants through the heart of old Dublin. The Guinness Open Gate Brewery will be opening its doors to the finishing fun runners with complimentary food and drink – first come first served!
Guinness Walking Tour – Diageo: St Patrick's Cathederal @ 11.00am. Guinness has been a defining influence in this area since Arthur Guinness famously signed the lease on the St James's Gate site in 1759. Step back in time and take a guided tour through the historic streets of the Liberties and learn more about these deep connections.
Pallas Exhibition Preview – How Long After Best Before: Pallas Studios @ 6pm-8pm. Dublin based French Artist Liliane Puthod brings together new and existing works in a large scale installation.
Gardaí vs Traders – Football Match: Oliver Bond Football Pitch @ 7.30pm. Watch the Gardaí battle it out with the Street Traders of the Liberties! This is the 30th year of the competition with Kevin St Garda Station. It's all to play for.
Outdoor Cinema – Song of the Sea: St Patrick's Park @ 9.30pm. Blankets and beanbags at the ready for award winning cinema in this outdoor setting.
Blue Rinse Ball: Tailor's Hall @ 7.00pm-10.00pm. One of the main events for older people of the Liberties – dine in style, sing some songs and dance until your feet hurt… even more..!
Wine Tasting: The Blue Anchor @ 7.00pm. Make sure to book one of the mere twelve available places for this highly palatable event.
Older Bowls: Donore Avenue Community Centre @ 11.00am. Annual Seniors bowling competition. Always great craic – watch the many teams battle it out for this year's trophy.
In Our Shoes Walking Tours: Merchant's Quay @ 2.00pm. Local guides will give you an idea of what it's like to live in this ancient area. Off the beaten track, through local history and folklore, by landmarks both famous and hidden, through high street and back lanes – right to the heart of Dublin's Liberties.
Opera in the Open: St Audeon's Park @ 7.30pm. A mixed programme of operatic favourites from works such as La Boheme, Carmen and many more.
St Audeon's Tours: St Audeon's Visitor Centre @ 9.30am – 5.30pm. Sited at the heart of medieval Dublin, St Audeon's Church is the oldest remaining Parish Church in Dublin which is still in use. Visit the historic building which dates back to 1169 and view its many original features including a 12th Century Baptismal Font, a charming Cenotaph commemorating a Knight and his lady, ornate 17th Century wall memorials, the so-called Lucky Stone of Dublin, the surprise that is the Portlester Chapel, invisible from the street and the remains of a 13th Century laneway uncovered during excavation.
MOVE with Yoga Kitchen: St Patrick's Park @ 10.00am. Outdoor yoga to start your day.
Open Day @ Flanagan's Fields. (All Day)
In Our Shoes Walking Tours: Merchant's Quay @ 11.00am & 2.00pm. Local guides will give you an idea of what it's like to live in this ancient area. Off the beaten track, through local history and folklore, by landmarks both famous and hidden, through high street and back lanes – right to the heart of Dublin's Liberties.
Alfi @ Marrowbone Bookes: Marrowbone Bookshop @ 3.00pm. An intimate gig in one of the smallest bookshops in Dublin.
Artfully Market at Lucky's: Lucky's Bar @ 3.00pm – 8.00pm. Artfully is a not-for-profit project created by and for artists. It was inspired by a commitment to promote creative work in Dublin. Monthly Flea Markets in Lucky's Bar and on Meath Street. These markets bring local artists and musicians together.
Barrel of Laughs @ Teelings – Comedy Night @ Teeling Whiskey Distillery 6.30pm. A stellar line-up featuring Colm O'Regan, Emma Doran, Patser Murray and MC Steve Cummins.
Family Fun Day: St Patrick's Park @ 12.00pm – 4.00pm. This festival favourite returns with an exciting array of fun and frolics! DJing for children with the one and only Dónal Dineen, the fabulous Ballet Poulet, Wooley Farm, Drag Story Time, The Big Dig and the Discovery Gospel Choir.
Aeropress Masterclass @ Legit Coffee – 4.00pm. Learn to make the best Aeropress coffee with the current reigning Irish Aeropress champion.
- Wednesday 17th July - Sunday 21st July
- Free | Register online
- The Liberties, Meath Street, D08 A526, Ireland