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03rd Jun 2017

8 Things On This Weekend That Aren’t Forbidden Fruit


This weekend is set to be biggun. 

A beautiful Bank Holiday Weekend set to shorten your week, enough food and drinks festivals for you to shake a stick at, and the possibility that it may actually stop raining for more than ten minutes (a gal can dream).

For those of you not interested in hitting up Kilmainham this weekend, we’ve compiled a list to show off just how many deadly things are going on in the capital over the next few days. 

Now all you have to do is choose…

1. Bloom In The Park 2017

Celebrate all the beautiful things in life at Ireland’s largest and most spectacular gardening event, Bloom. The beaut event will run from Thursday, June 1 to Monday, June 5. 

And it’s not just about flowers… 

The event also boasts a farmers market, entertainment stages, family fun zone and so much more.

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2. International Harbour Food Festival

This FREE festival runs from 11am – 6pm on Sunday and Monday along Dún Laoghaire’s East Pier. 

Food Stalls representing Greece, France, Brazil, USA, Hungary, China, Czech Republic, Nigeria among others will feature everything from Falafel to Langos, Doughnuts to Dumplings and BBQ to Popcorn.

Expect fun, frolics and loads and loads of delicious food. 

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3. Ireland v Uruguay at the Aviva

A warm-up for the Boys In Green’s World Cup qualifier with Austria next week – this match is sure to be a cracker. 

Stuck for a spot to watch the match? Let us help you with that…

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4. Gin Fusion @ The Bernard Shaw

The Dublin Gin Festival is back, and this time they’re taking up residence in The Bernard Shaw. 

They’ll also be spreading out to include the street food market The Eatyard and the brand new ShawYard event space.

The festival will span four days and four nights across the June Bank Holiday Weekend with events, tastings, workshops, pop-up markets, classes, cocktail bars, pairings, food, DJs, live music, CRAIC and lots, lots more. 

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5. The Oak Launch Party

Previously known as The Ivy, Dame Street’s most beautiful bar has been rechristened as The Oak – and they want to celebrate. 

Their launch party is this Thursday evening from 6pm ’til late – where they’ll be offering complimentary bubbles, tasty canapes and whiskey cocktails to those who wish to celebrate too. Spaces are limited however, so get down early in order to avoid disappointment. 

And for those who can’t make it down on Thursday, The Oak is open all Bank Holiday Weekend for your enjoyment. 


6. Prince Night 2017 @ Street 66 Dublin

Sunday, June 4 sees the launch of Purple Grain lager at Street 66. To celebrate, the powers-that-be are having a little shindig at their home on Parliament Street to celebrate the launch in connection with Rascals Brewery. 

Kicking off on Sunday night just after 8pm, this is set to be an event to remember.

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7. 12 Hour Supper Club @ The Karma Stone

Sunday Club is back with another monstrous 12-hour event this Bank Holiday Weekend in Karma Stone. Kicking off at 3pm and rocking across two floors until 3am, this gig is not for the faint of heart. 

The whopper line-up includes everyone from Al Byrne to Emma Farrell and is set to be buzzing all day, and all night, long. 

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8. And finally, Summer Cookout @ The Sugar Club

Get stuck into a BBQ to remember with what the powers-that-be are calling a low-key gathering in the Sugar Club. 

Music will be provided by ChoiceCuts ( DJ Scope & Friends) with food courtesy of Jackrabbiteats (Ian Marconi).

Expect Soul Brasilian Afro Rap Jazz Disco vibes and tasty grub. €15 includes food serving and one cocktail/beer of your choosing. 

For more information and tickets, click here

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See? There’s loads on. 

And now all you have to do is choose…

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