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Things to do in Dublin the weekend


Here is whats on in Dublin the weekend, the weather is terrible for this time of year and looks set to get worse as the weekend goes on but that doesn’t mean we can have some……

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission
10:00 to 17:15 Friday 19 Aug
City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2
Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out at some stage.
To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour
10:00 to 16:30 Friday 19 Aug
Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

Family Workshop – National Gallery
11:00 to 12:00 Friday 19 Aug
National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are: Saturday: Renaissance, Monday: Cubism, Tuesday: Pointillism, Wednesday: Baroque, Thursday: Abstract Art, Friday: Costume

“David” by Michelangelo – Art Documentary Screening
11:30 to 12:30 Friday 19 Aug
National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The BBC documentary “Private Life of a Masterpiece: David by Michelangelo” will be screened.

Admission is free.

National Gallery Talks
11:30 to 16:50 Friday 19 Aug
National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

The Green Door Market
12:00 to 19:00 Friday 19 Aug
18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00

Lisa Hannigan – Album Launch & Gig
13:00 Friday 19 Aug
Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Lisa Hannigan will be in Tower Records to launch her new album “At Swim” with an In-store gig.

Admission is free.

SIAR 50: The Contemporary Irish Art Society
13:00 to 14:00 Friday 19 Aug
Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

A screening of a documentary about the Irish Art Society will take place in the Hugh Lane Gallery. Admission is free.

“The SIAR 50 film tells the story of the Contemporary Irish Art Society (CIAS) and how modern Irish art established itself and grew from the 1960s onwards. It explores the origins of the CIAS when a small group of art lovers including Basil Goulding and others established the society with the objective of buying modern art and donating it to public institutions.”

The Director will attend and be available for Q&A about the film after the screening.

Summer Music at Sandford 2016
13:10 to 14:00 Friday 19 Aug
Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Summer Music at Sandford is a series of lunchtime concerts at Sandford Parish Church. Every Friday in July and August these classical concerts will take place.

The next one is with the Young European Strings Orchestra (Maria Kelemen, Director)

Admission free, but donations in aid of the Sandford Organ Restoration Fund are appreciated.


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