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04th Sep 2017

This Week’s Definitive After-Work Events Guide


Pause Netflix and put down that glass of wine- you’re going out this week.

With the last of the long Summer evenings ahead of us, it’d be a crime to stay cooped up at home after work. Dublin has a jam-packed calendar for the week ahead, with events to suit every interest and age-group. 

Sure who says you can only have fun at the weekend? 

Irish Craft Beer Festival

Whether you’re a die-hard craft beer fan or more of a Heineken person, this looks like it’s going to be a fantastic event. 

Held in the RDS, the Irish Craft Beer Festival starts on Thursday and stretches all the way into the weekend. There’ll be a selection of over 200 craft beers on offer, with an average half-pint coming in at €3. 

For beer-sceptics, there’ll also be a wide range of whiskey, cider and even a few cocktails. 

It’s not all about the booze though, with live music, artisan food and celebrity demonstrations on the agenda. 

TV chef, Kevin Dundon will be explaining how to match beer with food on Thursday evening, while you can take in panel discussions with industry experts on Friday and Saturday. 

Tickets cost €5 for a single day pass, or €20 including five half-pints. The festival will run from Thursday 7th September- Saturday 9th September.

You can have a gawk at the lineup here. 

Sound Check, Science Gallery

Don’t miss the Science Gallery’s annual interactive exhibition, which centres around the theme of music this year. 

Visitors will be invited to meet hackers, designers and scientists to learn about the instruments already available to us, as well as the ones we could be playing in the future. 

Prepare for futuristic designs, quirky facts and a interactive displays. 

The exhibition runs in affiliation with Trinity College Dublin and will finish up on September 24th, so make this the week you pay a visit. Admission is free, you have no excuse. 

Words on the Street

This event pretty much does what it says on the tin. 

Words on the Street will be in Dublin this Thursday and will see well-known Irish personalities read aloud from the translated works of European literature. 

Taking part will be RTÉ’s own Sharon Ní Bheoláin, Fair City actor Bryan Murray, comedian Katherine Lynch and radio host Rick O’Shea. 

The event is set to span a number of locations, including Abbey Presbyterian Church, Belvedere College, Belvedere School, the James Joyce Centre, Dublin Writer’s Museum and Poetry Ireland. 

So inject a bit of culture into your working week and head to a reading. Admission is free and most sessions last from 6.30-9pm. 

Republic of Ireland v Serbia

Grab a last minute ticket and head along to the Aviva this Tuesday to support the boys in green. Martin O’Neill’s side is set to face off with Serbia in hopes of qualifying for next year’s FIFA World Cup. 

If you can’t be there in person, cheer on the team from one of Dublin’s many sports bars. The Living Room is renowned for its electric atmosphere and wall to wall screens, so there’s no chance you’ll miss a crucial goal. 

The Back Page in Phibsborough is also a great option, with board games, table tennis and foozeball on offer to fill half-time boredom. They also have some great drinks deals and a range of scrummy pizzas. 

Music in Monkstown

The Monkstown in Music festival is set to return for its fourth year, starting this Friday (September 8th) and running until Sunday. 

If you’re a lover of chamber music, you’re sorted here. The festival will host five concerts over the course of three days, each with a different theme and focus. 

Children are invited to take part in an interactive concert during the Sunday session, while performances by various Irish artists will continue into the evening. 

Take a look at the full lineup here.

So round up your friends and explore some of Dublin’s quirkiest events this week. Between beer, books or just drinks in The Back Page, there’s surely something for everyone. 

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(header image courtesy of Irish Craft Beer Festival)