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The Broke Bucket List - A Guide to Dublin’s Best Free Events This August

By fiodhna_hm

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


Summer is nearly over and we’re all rushing to make the most of it..

Chances are you were on the verge of impulse booking that last minute sun holiday in the Algarve before your bank balance quietly reminded you to calm the fuck down. Or if you’re like ourselves, you don’t even check your bank balance anymore because you’re sick of being told how much money you don’t have.

Not to worry though because we’ve got your back. We’ve rounded up all the best events on in Dublin this month and every single one of them is completely free!


Canal Bank Market Fair

If you didn’t make it out to Canalaphonic back in May then here’s your chance to redeem yourself. Hosted on the beautiful banks of Portobello square, the market will have an eclectic mix of stalls selling everything from vintage clothes to vinyl records. This hipster's paradise will also have some artisan food stalls and live music sets to top it all off!

Venue: Portobello Square

Date: 15th August 2015

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Shakespeare in the Park

This is one for the sophisticated yet skint crowd. Enjoy a dreamlike evening of riveting drama set against the stunning natural backdrop of the Iveagh Gardens and all of this for free! Fortune’s Fool Productions promises us a raucous performance with this controversially misogynistic Shakespearan comedy. Is Dublin ready?

Venue: Iveagh Gardens

Date: 6th - 16th August 2015

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As the name would suggest, this exhibition is shrouded in secrecy. However, we do know that it will be exploring the future of surveillance, espionage and privacy. They have a ‘Whisper Your Secrets’ feature where you can anonymously upload your darkest, deepest secrets and they will be retold to strangers. This is either an incredibly novel concept or the best prank ever. Either way, count us in!

Venue: Science Gallery

Date: 7th August - 1st November 2015

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Opera in The Open

For the month of August, you can escape the office and enjoy an outdoor French opera on your lunch break. Forget your troubles, kick back and savour the music while taking in the beautiful surroundings of one of Dublin's hidden gems. Believe us - you don’t have to be an opera buff to enjoy the show!

Venue: Amphitheatre, Wood Quay

Date: 6th - 27th August (Every Thursday at 1pm)

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iStreet Photography Exhibition

A stunning assortment of photographs from Ireland and all over the world will be on display here. Each photo has been carefully selected by international judges to be showcased at this exhibition and every one of them has a story to tell. Some have been captured by novices and others by esteemed street photographer, we wonder if you’ll be able to spot the difference?

Venue: Sol Art Gallery

Date: 14th - 27th August

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