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5 Exciting Things To Do In Dublin Over The Long Weekend

By seank

April 28, 2017 at 7:45am


Gotta love long weekends — there's so much time for activities!

We've had a bit of a nose around to see what's happening in and around town over the next few days and it looks like there's plenty to do, see, hear and taste. 

There's bound to be something here for you to enjoy...

Just for laughs

Now if you’re in the mood for a few laughs, you should head to Chaplain’s Bar on Hawkins Street (near the old IMC across from Trinity College), where there will be comedy taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. 

A bunch of local comedians will be performing, including Patser Murray (Love/Hate), Emma Doran (The Al Porter Show), Nate Wilcox, and M.C. Simon O'Keeffe. 

But be warned: it’s a pretty intimate venue and the audience will get picked on. Tickets are €10, you can buy ‘em online HERE or at the door. The show starts at 9pm.

Comedy Club

Sweet, sweet music

How does indulging in a little nostalgia for a one-hit wonder from your childhood sound?

Wheatus — the guys who sang the phenomenon that was ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ back in the year 2000 — will be playing in Whelan's at 8pm on Monday night.

Tickets are €18 and you can pick them up HERE.

A trip to the pictures  

The Irish Film Institute is doing this cool thing called ‘Mystery Matinee’ — which is pretty much exactly like it sounds. 

You buy your movie ticket but you have no idea what the film is going to be, it could be literally anything from the history of cinema or it might be a preview of something that's not yet on general release. 

The event takes place at 2pm on Sunday in the IFI in Temple Bar. Tickets are €9.50 and you can find them HERE.

Full Cinema

A night at the theatre  

If you’re a bit of a culture vulture, then the Bord Gais Energy Theatre could be the place for you this weekend, where the stage adaptation of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is taking place.

It’s about an autistic teenager named Christopher, who is trying to find out who killed his neighbour's dog, but ends up making some unexpected discoveries along the way...

It's sad, funny and the stage production is phenomenal, so it’s well worth checking out.

The play runs till Saturday, with showings on Friday at 7.30pm, as well as Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets range from €15-€55 and you can pick them up HERE.


A big ol' feed

We know you people love your grub, so here are a couple of places to keep in mind this weekend.

The Heinz Meanz Beans pop-up is open on Wicklow Street until Sunday evening. Celebrating the simple tin of beans, here you'll get FREE beans on toast. 

It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it’s not just regular beans on toast, there are combinations like scrambled egg, bacon, beef chilli con carne and many more.

To "pay" for your meal, all you have to do is tweet about it or make an Instagram post using the hashtag #heinzbeanz50.

It’s definitely the hottest spot in town for beans this weekend. We can guarantee that.

Since it’s a long weekend you might want to venture a little farther, maybe to a little seaside town, then you might want to head to Dun Laoghaire and try out a new place called Feast. It’s a modern bistro that’s just opened up about a week ago on Georges Street Lower. 

For breakfast they’ve got stuff like American pancakes or crushed avocado, for lunch they’ve got pork and chive sausage casserole or pork belly on brioche, and for dinner they’ve got citrus cured salmon and sage gnocchi.

It’s a bit on the fancy side but hey, consider it your Bank Holiday treat.

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