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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– Cinema Book Club: Howl’s Moving Castle

Location- Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield

Description- Delighted to announce that our next screening will be Hayao Miyazaki’s animated adaptation of Dianne Wynn-Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle on Monday July 30th at 6.30pm.

Please note this will be a dubbed screening to ensure people of all ages can take part.

Call in to Chapters Bookstore Parnell Street and mention our book club for 10% off your book and show your receipt here in Light House for 10% off your ticket.

Cost- Students €8.50, adults €11

Time- 18.30

Event– Love Island Finale – Live Screening

Location- D2 Bar, Harcourt Street

Description- We will be showing the LIVE FINALE of Love Island 2018 on our screens including our 20 FOOT MONSTER SCREEN in our beer garden.

Mug off all your other plans, we’ll have our Love Island theme cocktails flowing all night long.

Love Island Cocktail Specials 2 for €12

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 21.00


Event– Film Screening: United Ireland (Culture Date with Dublin 8 event)

Location- Richmond Barracks, Saint Michael’s Estate

Description- United Ireland: how Nationalists and Unionists fought together in Flanders tells the story of how two Irish divisions from the different traditions in Ireland fought side-by-side in Flanders during the First World War.

The men from the 36th (Ulster) and16th (Irish) Divisions might have been fighting each other in different circumstances but found themselves facing a common enemy on foreign soil. This feature-length documentary tells the story of victory and defeat during the battles of Messines Ridge and Passchendaele in 1917.

Few soldiers personified the complexities of Irish history more than the poet and nationalist Francis Ledwidge who died on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. His story, along with that of thousands of other Irish men, is told in this documentary which is presented by author and journalist Ronan McGreevy.

Cost- Free

Time- 19.00-21.00

Event– Cigar Masterclass

Location- House Dublin, 27 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2

Description- The History and how to. Unraveling flavours and demolishing myths.
You will learn all the basics to appreciate a good cigar, from choosing the right one for your palate to how to cut, light and smoke.
Our cigar tasting will happen in the beautiful garden @ House Dublin. The experience will include the class, a premium cigar and a drink for pairing (Irish whiskey, Scotch, bourbon or rum).
The activity is focused on basics steps in how to appreciate a cigar but if you are a cigar aficionado you are more than welcome to join.

See you there!

Cost- €40

Time- 19.00-21.00


Event– Evening outdoor bouldering workshop for beginners, Dublin

Location- Towerbay beach:

Description- Introduction to outdoor bouldering workshop – Portrane,Dublin

We are holding our next adult bouldering workshop by the seaside, at Towerbay Beach, Portrane, Dublin.

If you have been climbing indoors and looking for a safe introduction to bouldering outside, our workshop is aimed at providing you with the skills and knowledge for getting you started so you can confidently head out bouldering in your own time.

You’ll be climbing with our highly knowledgeable, qualified and local climbing coach Jono, who will but you at ease and introduce you to the fantastic bouldering Portrane has to offer, in a safe and enjoyable manor tailored to your climbing ability.

The course will be very accessible to all levels, and will suit anyone who has climbed indoors and looking to adventure out on to the real thing!

Some previous indoor bouldering experience is required, but the workshop is open to all levels.

All bouldering pads will be provided, but it will be necessary for you to have climbing shoes. We will gaurentee you a fun and adventurous day out, bouldering on the sandy beach of Portrane. A great place for a swim too so bring the togs if you fancy a dip after!

Portrane is 10 mins from the M50, and easily accessed by public transport with both train and bus links nearby.

Cost- €35

Time- 18.30-21.30

Event– Paint by the Pints – Mermaid Painting on Secret Rooftop Wine Bar

Location- Upstairs in Meltdown’s secret garden rooftop,2 Curved St, Temple Bar

Description- Discover your creative side at our no-experience-required paint night in Meltdown’s best kept secret roof top garden wine bar! Paint by the Pints is a fun-filled evening where guests are guided step-by-step through creating their masterpiece. Don’t worry if you haven’t painted since primary school – that’s the fun of the event!

Tickets are €25 and we provide all materials – even a free a glass of wine to get your evening started on the right note! We participate in a one-for-one program. Each canvas completed at an event translates to €1 donation to the art supplies fund for the non-profit organisation Children in Hospital Ireland!

This event will be held UPSTAIRS in Meltdown’s secret garden rooftop – rain or shine!

Cost- €25- includes materials and a glass of wine

Time- 19.00-21.00


Event– Natural Skincare workshop

Location- Dundrum Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road

Description- If you want to find out how to make your own luxury skincare products that promote healthy rejuvenated skin you’ve come to the right place. Join us for an intensive workshop where you will make your own personal products using only the finest ingredients for your daily skincare regime. You’ll discover which ingredients suit each skin type and get fabulous beauty tips .

This insightful evening is not to be missed and your skin will thank you for it as you come away with personalised completely natural skincare products (Cleanser, Moisturiser and Face mask). Tickets are €35 for the evening Inc. all materials used on the night. Booking is essential as we expect places to fill up fast. Call 089 7014922 or 0866182190 for reservations or email

Dundrum Methodist church is on Ballinteer road at Exit 13 of the M50. There is plenty of parking available. If taking public transport it’s a 10 min walk from the Balally Luas stop or on the 14 bus route.

Cost- €37

Time- 20.00-21.30

Event– The Shaughraun  with dinner

Location- Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar

Description- Smock Alley Theatre presents as its tenth in-house production, The Shaughraun, written by Dion Boucicault.

On selected evenings you can enjoy a seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine/beer/soft drink in our magnificent Banquet Hall before heading downstairs to see The Shaughraun and all for only €30

Cost- €30

Time- 18.00


Event– Free Meditation – Sahaja Yoga

Location- 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar

Description- Ready to plug into your inner energy? A Sahaja Yoga Meditation class is a great way to start. A few minutes of your life may be all it takes to connect to your inner energy and light the path to lifelong transformation. Sahaja Yoga is more than a temporary solution or quick relief — it is a journey, rather than a destination. It’s all about energy — guaranteed pure and carbon neutral. You can never have too much of it.

The best part? All classes are free. No strings, no catch.

Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend, bring your self — all are welcome.

Cost- Free

Time- 19.30-21.00

Event– Live Jazz, Soul & Bossa Nova Music (weekly event)

Location- The Tram Cafe, Wolftone Square

Description- Join us every Friday after work for a live performance of Jazz, Soul & Bossa Nova and relax over a glass of wine and great food!

This is Dublin’s only live music session, after work on a Friday
in a very unique setting. This is a very intimate venue with its open top roof, so best get there early on a Friday!

Table bookings: (087) 2340129

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 17.30


Event– Vintage Hair Workshop with The Brush Out Bombshells

Location- The Vintage Rooms, The Workmans Club, 10 Wellington Quay, D2

Description- Is your brush out bothersome? Are victory rolls defeating you? Well fear not, Ruby Noir & DialEmma are here to solve all your vintage vanity needs!

Join the Brush Out Bombshells for a workshop where they will talk you through and demonstrate the fundamentals of vintage hairstyling including pin curl and roller sets, brush outs and maintenance as well as some everyday quick and easy pinup styles.

Participants don’t need to bring anything with them but if you want to do a brush out along with the demo please bring the appropriate tools.

Cost- €55 (includes a Glass of Prosecco & Mini Starter-Kit Goody Bag)

Time- 13.00-16.30

EventEndless Night Dublin

Location- Voodoo Lounge, 40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Description- Endless Night is an internationally renowned series of nightlife events focusing on the Vampire aesthetic and lifestyle. This August join us as Endless Night comes to Ireland for the first time!

This is a double-level dress up/costume nightclub event with dj’s, burlesque and a live performance by Sweden Goth-Rock band The Exploding Boy!

Cost- €15 In Advance, €20 At The Door

Time- 21.00-03.00


Event– The Greatest Showman Sing-a-Long

Location- Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock

Description- Ireland’s Fastest Growing Family Day Out. Retro Drive-In Movies are coming to a city near you in 2018. Rock up, Roll in and watch your favourite movies from the comfort of your car. Grab a Burger, Coffee, Doughnut, Popcorn or Chips & Dips and listen to the movie in your car on your FM Radio! Drive-In Movies are on everyone’s Bucket List!

Cinema is an Experience. Watching Movies on The World’s Biggest Mobile LED Screen is a Magical Experience! Starting as a crazy idea written on a beer mat over a few drinks, Retro Drive-In Movies is a cost-effective Family Fun Movie Day Out. Imagine a TV the size of 2 Double Decker Busses parked side by side? Well, Now you can experience it!

“The Greatest Showman Sing-a-Long” is coming to Dublin for 1 Evening Only at Leopardstown Racecourse!

Sing-a-long to the best movie soundtrack in Decades and watch the iconic movie on The World’s Biggest Outdoor LED Screen!

Cost- €29 per car (max 5 people)

Time- 21.00

Event– Red Cup Summer BBQ Carnival

Location- Meeting House Square (Temple Bar)

Description- Day time Outdoor Activities – Music,  Food ( Suya + More ), Coktails



Cost- €20

Time- Doors 16.00-late, food 17.00-21.00



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