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Welcome to my weekly Dublin events posts, published every single Sunday sharing the best things happening around the city each week. I really hope you enjoy them.

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


EventDigital Storytelling Workshop: Create videos using your phone

Location- Fatima f2 Centre, Reuben Plaza

Description-Would you like to learn to make quality video reports on your phone about what’s going on in the environmental movements of Dublin? Learn how to make films using your mobile phone at this free workshop from Cityscapes!

“CityScapes” is a media project where people from groups across Dublin will make video reports and a TV show of news, developments and discussion about our communities.

Video storytelling is a powerful tool which is coming into the hands of all people – from the smartphones in their pockets! In this practical workshop participants will make one or two different videos each (time permitting) and bring back some skills to their organisations. We’ll also have a discussion about future uses and projects in this area.

Just bring a working smartphone with the ‘kinemaster’ app installed, and have some stories in mind. No special skills are required.

This workshop is being delivedered by Cityscapes, and supported by Dublin Commuity Environmental Network and Fatima Groups United. The F2 Centre is located beside the Fatima Luas stop.

Cost- Free

Time- 18.30-21.00

Children’s event2019 Mini World Cup

Location- Knocklyon United Football Club

Description- Our Mini World Cup will take place this year at our Ballycullen Park pitches from Monday June 10th to Friday June 14th.
All children born from 2007 to 2013 inclusive are eligible to play, you don’t need to be a Knocklyon player or even to have played before, all children are welcome.

Cost- €30

Time- 18.30-21.00


EventBrí, Live at Whelan’s

Location- Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street

Description- Brí is an independent singer-songwriter based in Dublin.

During her time singing with “The Inklings”, they won the King Kong competition prize of playing Whelan’s main stage, were selected to play ‘The Black Door Showcase’ in 2017 as some of Dublin’s best young up-and-coming artists and supported acts such as David Keenan in The Liquor Rooms.

Cost- €10

Time- 20.00

Children’s eventTiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

Location- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Description- EPIC is peppered with tales of messers and mischief-makers across the Irish diaspora!

Join their ranks in this messy play session with Karen from SENSEable Tots, who will be running another fun sensory workshop for your little ones.

Learn through sensory play and exploration at this session, and be sure to wear clothes suitable for mess and mayhem! There will be free tea and coffee provided by Bakehouse CHQ, as well as some lovely treats and a chance to sit back, relax and have a chat with other local families.

This event is suitable for children aged 6 months – 3.5 Year

Cost- €12

Time- 10.30-12.00


EventBefore the Flood Film Screening

Location- Bewleys Cafe, Grafton Street

Description- To mark World Environment Day 2019 Tearfund Ireland invites you to join us in Bewley’s Theatre Café on Dublin’s Grafton Street on Wednesday June 12th at 7 pm to learn more about climate change and what you can do about it.

Tearfund Ireland will be screening the National Geographic’s documentary Before the Flood, which features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change first-hand.

The documentary presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.

We hope that the documentary will stimulate our thoughts about the climate and afterwards we will present some practical lifestyle changes people can make to prevent climate change – we will also have some great spot prizes to give away!

The cost of the tickets includes Bewleys tea/coffee and delicious cookies.

Cost- €5

Time- 19.00-21.00

Children’s eventMonkstown: Music for Babies – Woodwind Trio

Location- Knox Hall, Monkstown

Description- We are delighted to welcome our woodwind trio to end the current Music for Babies series. Rebecca Halliday (oboe), Mairéad English (flute) and Cliona Warren (bassoon) will entertain us beautifully with a morning of popular classics.

Fear not! We’ll be back in September, replenished and ready to bring you lots more beautiful music. Keep an eye on the facebook page for all the details.

Classical music concerts for grandparents, parents and babies in a relaxed, local setting.
Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.

Cost- €13

Time- 11.00-12.00


EventVice City 80’s Disco Night

Location- Drop Dead Twice, Francis Street

Description- Music Policy : 80’s (GTA Vice City Themed )

*The Outfield* *Gary Newman* *Kim Wilde* *A Flock Of Seagulls* *Wang Chung* *The Buggles * *Lovefist * *Ozzy Osbourne* *Bryan Adams* and much much more

Cost- Free entry

Time- 20.00

Children’s eventFamily Festival Of Fun

Location- Santry Demense, Dublin 9

Description- Family festival of Fun

Cost- Free entry

Time- 16.00-18.00


EventDalkey Book Festival 2019

Location- Various Dalkey locations

Description- Over one long weekend, from 13th to 16th June, one hundred speakers from around the world (Italy, Russia, Germany, Lebanon, India, France, UK, US, Korea, Trinidad, Jamaica, Turkey, Singapore, China, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, and Canada) will gather in Dalkey to mark ten years of the festival.

Global superstars like a Stephen Fry and Jony Ive, the man who, by designing the three most iconic products of our age the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, has changed your world probably more than any other single living human being, will join some of the world’s leading intellectuals such as three times Pulitzer prize winner, Thomas Friedman and giants of literature Marlon James, Deborah Levy, Richard Flanagan and Donal Ryan. We will also be hearing hotly-anticipated new work from Joseph O’Connor and Kevin Barry.

Alongside these established names we are delighted to include debut writers such as Emma Dabiri, Sinead Gleeson, Emilie Pine, Lynn Ruane, and Wendy Erskine.

Dalkey has always been much more than a book festival, we prefer to think of it as an ideas festival; with 70 events squeezed into four inspirational days, we cover a truly broad canvas.

Join us with Donald Trump’s nemesis, former head of the CIA John Brennan or hang with the new voice of liberal Britain broadcaster and best-seller James O’Brien, as we dissect Brexit and Trump. Listen to Turkish firebrand Ece Temelkuran as she warns that good countries do go bad and we have no room for complacency. As we celebrate our first decade, some old friends of the festival, like Fintan O’Toole and Robert Fisk, will be back this year to share their latest thoughts with you.

Thank you to all our partners, including in particular our lead sponsor, Zurich, as well as our media partners, The Irish Times and The Financial Times Weekend.

Cost- Some events are free, some are ticketed

Time- 11.00-19.00

Children’s eventLEGO Sea Explorers

Location- Sea Life, Bray Aquarium

Description- Join the LEGO Sea Explorers on a mission to record discoveries about our amazing sea creatures. Stop at the interactive LEGO pods located along your underwater journey and participate in their individual missions. Draw, colour and create the amazing creatures you see and display them for all to enjoy.

Cost- Starts at €7

Time- 10.00


EventNot So Secret Rooftop Party

Location- Opium, 26 Wexford Street

Description- Research x Subject
Rooftop Party
15 June

Cailín [House Set] Con Allen
Galactic Beat Club
Fintan Lalor

We’re going back to the scene of our favourite Summer party by a mile last year, the Opium Rooftop.

This time headlining the party we welcome Cailín, who’ll be getting to show off her more housey side in the sunshine.

Sharing the line up we also have the man behind the Breakfast Club, Con Allen. Brekkie regular Finatan Lalor, Subject head honcho Galactic Beat Club and all round good timers Bubble Gum.

This will also be an all vinyl party to make it extra nice 🙂

Last year our rooftop party sold out in advance and we had a huge demand on tickets, so don’t sleep on this capacity is limited.

Cost- €12-14

Time- 14.00-22.30

Children’s eventReCreate Family Fun Day

Location- Corkagh Park, Clondalkin

Description- ReCreate invites you and your family to Corkagh Park for a free, fun filled afternoon of making and creating. To celebrate the national day of creativity and culture for children and young people, the ReCreate Team will bring an array of wonderful materials to this beautiful green space. Be curious and inventive together and celebrate our first Cruinniú na nÓg. Family Fun Day.
Supported by Creative Ireland – South Dublin

Cost- Free

Time- 12.00-17.00


EventDublin Gay Men’s Chorus – Summer CAMP!

Location- St.Anne’s Church, 18 Dawson Street

Description- The Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus proudly presents ‘SUMMER Camp’. We decided this summer we would camp it up a little with a mix of traditional Irish pieces and some the “Gays” and allies will know very well.

Start spreading the news as we will be in St Ann’s Church, right in the heart of the city on Dawson street, on June 16th for our 8th annual summer concert.

We are really looking forward to serenading you.

Cost- Children €5, adults €10

Time- 18.00-19.30

Children’s eventDublin City Mum + Bodytonic Presents a special Father’s Day Rave

Location- Wigwam, 54 Middle Abbey Street

Description- Fancy an alternative Father’s Day Experience? Dublin City Mum and Bodytonic have teamed up to bring you a Fathers Day Rave!

Dance, dance, dance baby with your Dada and loved ones! Prepare to take to the dance floor on a special Father’s Day Rave with your kids. Expect neon crafts, face painting, bubbles, balloons and parchute games on the dance floor for the kids with decent coffee for the grownups…And the best dance tunes for everyone! We’ll also have a ‘Best Dad Dancing’ competition and the lucky winner with the best dance moves will will a family ticket to The Beatyard on 3-4 August 2019 .

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles you are all encouraged to have just as much fun as the little ones. This rave is for the whole family to enjoy. Dancing with your kids is the ultimate sensory experience as they love seeing the big people in their lives letting loose and having fun. Suitable for ages 0-10

The restaurant upstairs will be taking bookings for lunch either before or after the raves. The menu is €30 and includes a bottomless brunch! You can also order from the main menu.

Cost- €6-10

Time- 13.00-16.30



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