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Riverdance – The Gathering takes place over this weekend:

20 July 2013
Riverdance – The Gathering at the Park
Riverdance – The Gathering Ceili
Riverdance – On Screen presented by The Gathering Ireland

21 July 2013
Riverdance – The Gathering World Record
Riverdance – The Gathering at the Gaiety

For more information, check out the link below:


The Annual Rose Festival will be held at St. Anne’s Rose Garden, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny on this Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of July 2013.

It is set in the 270 acre historic St.Anne’s Park, which hosts a beautiful Rose Garden. The Rose Garden will be in full bloom at this time of the year.

As well as admiring the roses, there will also be Music from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, and the eclectic sounds of the Prairie Dawgs, Young Ballet by Ballet Fusion and lots more!

For those interested in gardening there will be Plant sellers, Nurseries, Garden Centres and Florists, Master composters, Bee keepers, recyclers and upcyclers. The Farmer’s market will also be in full swing over the weekend and there will be a variety of trade stands and treats for all ages.

For a full brochure, click on the link below:

Mid Summer nights dream outdoor theatre at Malahide Castle
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and raucous travelling players. Picnic with family and friends in the magical surroundings of some of the UK and Ireland’s most stunning open-air venues for the perfect evening of theatre under the stars.

This fantastic production will be aired on the beautiful West Lawn with Malahide Castle as the backdrop.

Tickets prices are Adult €17, Child €12 & Family (2 adults & 2 children) €48

Bring your own seating, picnic baskets and blankets

Free parking and only a 10 minute stroll from Malahide Village & DART station.

For more information or to book your tickets contact 01 8169538

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TBEX, the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators – will be holding their 2013 European Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Check out the video to meet some of the Bloggers. It’s coming this October 3rd & 4th, bloggers from all over the world will gather in Ireland for TBEX Dublin.

Woman’s World Show, RDS. Fri 31st May – Sun 2nd June

The annual Woman’s World Show is on in Simmonscourt RDS where women pick up their entry to The Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon due to take place on Monday 3rd June – the largest female event and biggest fundraising event in Ireland. There will be exhibitors and experts from the worlds of Fashion, Health, Food, Beauty, Women’s Health, Fitness and Wellbeing with catwalk shows and plenty of bargains. Admission is free, but only if you have registered on the website to get your free tickets.

Check out the website for more information and to register.

Dublin Port Riverfest, North Wall Quay, Sat 1st Jun – Mon 3rd Jun
The Dublin Port Riverfest is a new festival for Dublin run by the Dublin Port Authority advertised as Ireland’s premier riverside and sailing festival. It takes place on the North Wall Quay between the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the East Link Toll Bridge. There will be a Funfair, a Food and Craft Market and some Tall Ships and 100 Old Gaff sailing boats.

Check out the website for a schedule of events

Dublin Kitefest, Bull Island, Sunday 2nd June

The first Dublin Kite Festival will take place on North Bull Island near Clontarf on Sunday only from 11am – 5pm. There will be Kite Flying Demonstrations, Kite Making Workshops for children and a Kite Making Competition and there will be the Kite Ballet demonstration where kites will be flying to music. All entertainment is free and the event is organised by Dublin City Council.

Check out the website for more information

Have fun and enjoy the sunshine!

The 7th Bord Bia Bloom Festival is on this weekend in Phoenix Park and I visited yesterday. It’s open till Monday 3rd June so plenty of time to visit and it’s well worth it. Bloom is Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family event. Tickets cost €20 for adults and kids go free.

There is plenty to see – the show gardens are truly stunning with a variety of large, medium and small gardens. There is lots for the kiddies – play area, workshops, giant space hoppers and entertainment. Look out for Peppa the pig and Sam the farmer. There is the food area with demo’s and an artisan food market and a craft area full of Irish products. It is really well organised and the good weather makes it even better.


Check out the website to buy the tickets and to find more information.

And remember you can vote for your favourite garden to win people’s choice. My favourite was the Hospice garden, Journey on Earth. The garden moves to Harold’s Cross open to the public from July 28th as part of their Open Gardens fundraising event. Visit for more information.

Join in the fun at the 7th annual Dublin City Soul Festival in Merrion Square Park on Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th 2013.

Founded in 2007, ‘Dublin City Soul Festival ~ a celebration of peace, unity & love‘ is Ireland’s feel-good festival, raising funds for the Musical Youth Foundation children’s charity which is changing the lives of at-risk children through the power of music.

Check the website for the full programme and more details:

If you love your yoga, this is the day for you…
introducing Breathe 2013: Yoga and Green Living Expo on Saturday 25th May in Wesley Hall, Leeson St, Dublin 6.

◦ Take classes with the best of Irish yoga teachers.
◦ Go to lectures by experts in the field of yoga, green and sustainable living.
◦ Browse yoga clothes, mats, superfoods, raw food, green gadgets, bikes, skincare.
◦ Eat delicious healthy organic food from The Happy Pear.
◦ Get a massage or treatment.
◦ Meet friends, old and new. Network with like-minded yoga-loving folk!
◦ Learn how to better look after yourself and the planet.
◦ Stretch, chillout, have fun!

Check out how to register and more details on

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival takes place in Howth this weekend. There is a food village packed with food stalls and tasting sessions with everything from top quality seafood to freshly sourced local foods from some of the region’s finest restaurants and artisans. Other food events include cookery demonstrations, wine-tasting events and prawn shelling competitions. During the day there is street entertainment and a programme of walks, talks and seaside antics. As the sun goes down over Howth Harbour the fun continues as each evening the festival offer choices such as a Mystery Dine Around, Special Festival Menus in restaurants and pubs, fireworks on the Harbour and in-house musical entertainment in Howth’s Pubs.

Click below for the programme:
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival Programme

Open Air Cinema Fest in Fitzwilliam Square
Happenings is introducing a new instant outdoor culture into our city to inspire action and spontaneity and to tackle our unpredictable weather. In no particular order, and with a mere 36 hours notice, four iconic films will be screened over a three week period in the ultimate urban park Fitzwilliam Square starting in April for a fiver.

How it works? As soon as the weather looks favourable, Happenings will send an alert to everyone on Facebook and Twitter. Then its up to you to grab the picnic blankets, share the love and get the gang together on the grass. There will be lots of yummy food and warm beverages on sale. So stay tuned for the programme of cinematic treats under the stars……

Sunday Times Outdoor Film Festival at Temple Bar
Running every Thursday from 25th April to 30th May, the festival will feature some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time. All film screenings will be outdoors and tickets will be available FREE of charge from Monday, April 15th.

Thu 25 April Goodfellas

Thu 2 May Back to the Future

Thu 9 May Cinema Paradiso

Thu 16 May Up

Thu 23 May Citizen Kane

Thu 30 May The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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