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Offering four days of open-sea racing by Irish and international teams in one of the most picturesque areas of Dublin Bay, the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019 is a must-do. Welcoming back many old friends from previous regattas, as well as plenty of newcomers, Dún Laoghaire will be the centre of great racing and a lively social scene, with entertainment for all ashore. The sea will be carpeted with up to 470 bobbing boats; cruisers, keelboats and dinghies from all over the UK and Ireland will be hitting the water. For Dubliners who haven’t found their sea legs, a trip out to the south coast during the regatta will mean a fun crowd, stunning views, great food and family events all along the water.

American alternative rock band Garbage have announced their first UK show in over two years to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album Version 2.0. They’ll be performing the Grammy-nominated album in full, and will also treat fans to all the B-sides that accompanied the album during its campaign.

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways. With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe. The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innovative & research-led approach to audience participation and engagement in science, arts, design & technology for all ages and has sold out every year since it’s inception. In 2013 the festival was set up with the support of Founding Partners Dublin City Council, The Matheson Foundation, The RDS and Science Foundation Ireland. The festival brings together the most innovative leaders & strategic partners (local, national and international) in Industry, Education, Culture, Government, Media and Philanthropy who believe in forging a brighter future for Ireland and creating a culture of curiosity. Together we believe we can ignite Dublin’s curious heart.

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions return for a fourth year of free concerts every Thursday throughout July from 1-2pm. Every week, music fans will have the opportunity to see new and upcoming acts, as well as established acts, from across a wide range of genres performing in the wonderful setting of the outdoor Wood Quay Amphitheatre in Dublin’s city centre. Founded by Dublin City Council and presented in association with First Music Contact (FMC), Improvised Music Company (IMC), Music Network and The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), the Wood Quay Summer Sessions offers something for all music fans from trad to hip-hop, classical to contemporary and jazz to rock. Throughout the four weeks, there will be a food truck for any hungry music fans as well as ticket giveaways to upcoming events and concerts. July 4th presented with First Music Contact (FMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Erica Cody & JyellowL 13.00 – Erica-Cody 13.30 – JyellowL July 11th presented with Improvised Music Company (IMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Charlie Moon Quartet | RBG Trio 13.00 Charlie Moon Quartet 13.30 – The RBG Trio (Redmond, Brady, Gillard) July 18th presented with Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) 13.00 – Garth Knox 13.30 […]

The Academic are an Irish band made up of Craig Fitzgerald on lead vocals and guitar, Stephen Murtagh on bass, Matt Murtagh on lead guitar and Dean Gavin on drums.

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 20th, 2019 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.

A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammy Awards, Burt Bacharach will play Iveagh Gardens on Saturday 20th July 2019.

Fun, fresh air and frolics are promised for the 2019 Mayo International Kite Festival taking place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July at Keel Beach, Achill Island. With spectacular sights of hundreds of colourful kites and free entertainment all day long, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer weekend with family and friends. Don’t worry if you’ve never flown a kite – or if you can’t remember the last time you did – because there will be plenty of kiting experts on hand to get you off the ground! Take part in kite flying competitions such as highest kite, best design, most colourful or even best kite crash, and enjoy demonstrations from the pro kite fliers! With exciting games, kite making workshops, and buckets of enthusiasm you’re sure to have a great day at the Mayo International Kite Festival. Let’s go fly a kite! Brought to you by Pure Magic, Mayo.ie, Westnet, Keel Sandybanks Camping & Caravan Park and all our local friends. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Mayokitefest/

JULY 26-28 2019: Spread your film wings this summer with our great programme choices. Stop off in Japan for a brand new anime, or touch down in Australia; root for Sune in Sweden, or feisty Ladhaki girl Chuskit in India. However different the setting, many of the films we’ve chosen share a common theme of characters trying to find their own way against family traditions. Biodiversity and conservation play a part too, in our rainforest-set minibeast opening film and Sunday’s closing film. With Irish premieres and big screen escapades, whatever the weather, you can see the world this July at the IFI. Miniscule – Mandibles From Far Away Friday 26th Jul 2019 18.30 Short Tales 1 Saturday 27th Jul 2019 11.00 Short Tales 2 Saturday 27th Jul 2019 13.00 Chuskit Saturday 27th Jul 2019 15.30 Sune Vs. Sune Saturday 27th Jul 2019 18.30 Peek Zoo Special Sunday 28th Jul 2019 11.00 A Town Called Panic: The County Fair Sunday 28th Jul 2019 11.15 Okko’s Inn Sunday 28th Jul 2019 13.00 Storm Boy Sunday 28th Jul 2019 16.00

Head to Bray this summer and catch some of the best display teams and vintage aircraft in the world as they showcase their incredible aerobatic skills on Saturday, July 27th & Sunday, July 28th, 2019. This is a fantastic free weekend for the whole family to enjoy! There are 2-days of action and entertainment in the air and on the ground. The Bray Air Display is so much more than an air show! Why not enjoy the thrills and spills of the Seafront Funfair, dine alfresco at our Food Village, treat yourself and the family to a meal at one of the many restaurants throughout the town or simply bring your own picnic. You can even experience a breath-taking helicopter ride over Bray Head which all kick off from noon each day. While the Bray Air Display is a free family weekend, our new Flight Deck package is for those looking for an extra special airshow experience this year! Book now here. Why not take a look around our website and plan your visit to Ireland’s biggest air festival this summer. Our comprehensive FAQ section offers some great practical advice including information on our traffic management plan, road closures/restrictions, how […]

As the Rush Harbour Festival will be open from the 2nd to the 5th August, we want you to have fun every night with your Family! On the evenings of the 2nd and 3rd, there’ll be a Free Movie night for Your family! Rush Harbour Festival – on the evening of the 4th August 2019 – welcomes the Spring Break, Europe’s premier good-time super group, are a six-piece act that play the most exciting US floor-fillers of the 1980’s. Based in Dublin, and formed out of repeated encounters at the after parties of show business events, this group have performed thousands of shows throughout the country and abroad since they set out in 2005. To warm up for the big party, we have DJ Hingemaster Flex and to boost it even higher, the NOW 70’s & 80’s will make sure you’ll be prepared to dance ’till the end!

Rockin’ Food Festival Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford 2nd – 5th August 2019 rockinfoodfestival.com After a hugely successful 2018 Festival, we are delighted to announce that #rockinfood2019 will be taking over the streets of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford once again from August 2nd -5th 2019. Wexford’s ultimate Summer festival blends the perfect mix of the things we love most about summer – delicious food, great music and family fun. So, what to expect at Rockin’ Food? Check out some the amazing Rock ’n’ Roll bands taking to our Outdoor Main Stage & Dancefloor or maybe catch some cookery demos and food talks in the Food Marquee for absolutely FREE. Relax with a nice cool drink from the Drinks Marquee and catch a bite to eat from some of the first-rate food vendors from the Artisan Food & Crafts Market. Our younger festival goers can look forward to lots of fun activities, events and workshops in the Kids Marquee or spend some time at the Kid’s Play Zones or Ferris Wheel. Once the little ones are all tired out, the adults can enjoy some of the exclusive Food & Drink Fringe Events. There’s something on offer for all ages, tastes and budgets at Rockin’ […]

What to expect? 3 Music Stages 15+ International Acts 10+ Food Vendors Cocktails, Wine, Prosecco & Craft Beer Kidsyard w/ Family Raves Main Stage hosted by Bodytonic Dance Stage hosted by Wigwam Food brought to you by Eatyard Drinks presented by Brewtonic Art & Design presented by The Bernard Shaw Kidsyard Curated by Dublin City Mum Saturday Groove Armada Todd Terje Grandmaster Flash Boatyard Sunday CHVRCHES Jungle Marc Rebillet Boatyard Eatyard Kidsyard Gamesyard

To promote the Dalkey Vintage Festival, a yearly community event in the heart of Dalkey, based around classic and vintage cars.

Aug 09 2019 Fri 18:00 The Human League Aug 10 2019 Sat 18:00 MK Aug 11 2019 Sun 18:00 Gerry Cinnamon

Formed in 1977, the Human League are a seminal ’80s synth-pop outfit. In November 2016, the box set A Very British Synthesizer Group came out featuring their biggest hits – Don’t You Wan’t Me Baby – and a lot of other great tracks. It covers the entire history of the group from the earliest incarnation to the phenomenon that was Dare.

Playstival is a two day festival dedicated to play and discovery, fun and excitement, great food and live music, and most of all family time together. This summer’s new festival line-up allows parents the opportunity to play with their children, or let them interact with other kids and enjoy the games and interactive shows. Expect a live music stage with dance-worthy bands and DJs, a new world food market and a plethora of hands-on programming for toddlers to tweens as well as the grown-ups. Saturday August 10th: 9am – 6pm Sunday August 11th: 9am – 6pm Remember Under 2’s go Free!

Europe’s largest BBQ & Craft Beer festival returns to Herbert Park Brought to you by Baste, Bodytonic, Neon, Fowl Play & Brewtonic

Many ukulele luminaries have performed including Belgium’s Winin’ Boys, Ukulele ZaZa, Minnie & The Illywhackers, Del Rey, Andy Eastwood, Peter Moss, Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave, Janet Klein, France’s Les Poupees, Fred Sokolow, Shine (from Spain), Gus and Finn Trio, Ukulele Red & Lil’l Mamie Brown, The East River String Band, Ireland’s West Cork Ukulele, Ukeristic Congress, Aisling Goes Walking, the Dublin Ukulele Collective, UK’s Hot Potato Syncopators, Casey McGill, James Clem, The Mourning Glories and many many other fine artists and groups. We will be featuring all the elements that have made the Ukulele Hooley one of the most friendly and enjoyable festivals. Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’re promising a weekend of ukulele fun and frolics! Saturday @ the Ukulele Hooley 2018 Saturday morning kicks off with a selection selection of workshops with amazing ukulele musicians. Workshop Schedule Casey McGill at 10.45 am – Intermediate level Poupees Gonflees at 10.45 am – All levels (including beginners) Angie McLoughlin at 12.15 pm – All levels Frederick Gosseens at 12.15 pm – Intermediate level Ukulele Uff at 13.30 pm – Intermediate level And you know ukulele players, there’s usually a Jam […]

A next generation two-day music and arts festival aimed at the LGBT+ community and their many friends, Love Sensation sees LILY ALLEN, CLEAN BANDIT, GOSSIP & KELIS top the bill across the weekend. Who else could host the main stage for the weekend, there really is only one woman for the job, step forward Panti Bliss! Expect tons of surprises from The George stage, a Mother Dance Tent you won’t want to leave and a host of RuPaul Drag Queens brought to you by Dublin drag legends ‘Dragged Up’ including Monet X Change, Naomi Smalls, Jujubee, Laganja Estranja & Sonique! The weekend will also see performances from Daithí, Horse Meat Disco, Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair), Kelly-Anne Byrne, Soulé & more Joining together thousands of the LGBT+ community with their allies, The Royal Hospital is going to sparkle this August for the most colourful festival Ireland will see. Party the end of summer away with friends to the sounds of pop, dance, electronic and so much more! With further line up details to be announced in the coming weeks, get ready for a new Love Sensation coming your way this long hot summer!

Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days are to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. In Ireland we celebrate European Heritage Days with a full week of events throughout National Heritage Week. The Heritage Council assumed the role of coordinator of National Heritage Week from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government in 2005. Since then the week has grown into a highly successful programme of over 2,000 events which take place during the last week of August […]

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee continue to sell out stadiums and arenas the world over. The band’s current live show, described by Rolling Stone as “explosive and euphoric… wild and combustible at the place where Grohl’s love for punk and classic rock coalesce into something raging and tuneful… a show of enthusiasm that has grown over decades,” will be visiting the following cities and venues: • 19 Aug Belfast, N. Ireland @ Vital Festival (headline series) • 21 Aug Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena See foofighters.com for information regarding pre-sales and more. Support on the headline dates to be announced. Having covered ground from Reykjavik to Las Vegas in 2017, the tireless Foo Fighters began 2018 with an Australia / New Zealand stadium tour, and proceeded to play three-hour-plus rock marathons for capacity crowds over multiple nights at some of the world’s most prestigious venues: Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago, London Stadium—plus a return to Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg— the site of the accident that led to the 2015 Broken Leg Tour. 2018 also marked the sophomore year of Foo Fighters’ own CalJam festival. CalJam ’18 […]

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee continue to sell out stadiums and arenas the world over. The band’s current live show, described by Rolling Stone as “explosive and euphoric… wild and combustible at the place where Grohl’s love for punk and classic rock coalesce into something raging and tuneful… a show of enthusiasm that has grown over decades,” will be visiting the following cities and venues: • 19 Aug Belfast, N. Ireland @ Vital Festival (headline series) • 21 Aug Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena See foofighters.com for information regarding pre-sales and more. Support on the headline dates to be announced. Having covered ground from Reykjavik to Las Vegas in 2017, the tireless Foo Fighters began 2018 with an Australia / New Zealand stadium tour, and proceeded to play three-hour-plus rock marathons for capacity crowds over multiple nights at some of the world’s most prestigious venues: Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago, London Stadium—plus a return to Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg— the site of the accident that led to the 2015 Broken Leg Tour. 2018 also marked the sophomore year of Foo Fighters’ own CalJam festival. CalJam ’18 […]

Post Malone is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and producer who released his first single White Iverson in 2015. He has gone on to break streaming records with albums such as Stoney, Beerbongs & Bentleys and hit singles including Rockstar, Psycho and Better now. He is widely respected and has gained critical acclaim for his signature blend of musical styles.

Ireland’s largest vegan food & lifestyle event. Feast your way through the day in our Vegan Food Village where you’ll find the best and newest vegan plant based cuisines on offer . You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy Dublin Vegfest; you can just hang out eating great food, learn about plant based health benefits, enjoy an inspirational talk, a food recipe demonstration by a leading chef, try natural ethical products, a workshop or performance among a super friendly gathering in our outdoor areas, indoors speakers area, performance space and chill zone. Guest speakers and more to be announced soon. Get your ticket ! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates, info and giveaways! Tickets via Eventbrite (Admission: €10 – €25) 

Dublin Bowie Festival held annually each January. Live Music, Q&A’s, Memorabilia & Merch, Movies, Concert/Documentaries, Quiz & more.