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12th Jul 2019

Six Things Going On In Dublin On The August Bank Holiday Weekend

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Are we all buzzing for the bank holiday? I know I am.

The August Bank Holiday Weekend is probably the one a lot of us look forward to most. Because it gives us an opportunity to make the most of the warmer weather while we still can.

So, we decided to compile a list of events and things you can get up to this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

1. Dalkey Vintage and Classic Car Festival

Are you a fan of vintage and classic cars? Even if you aren’t, this festival is still well worth checking out on the bank holiday weekend.

Taking place on Monday, August 5, the festival will see many of Ireland’s best classic cars in one place, including Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Triumph and Lancia, as well Ireland’s premier Formula 1 simulator. The day will also feature a treasure trove of vintage clothes, memorabilia and antique stalls.

The festival takes place between 11.30am and 6pm.


Beatyard is probably one of the most hotly anticipated events of the summer. On Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, the festival conveniently takes place at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

This year’s lineup features some unreal acts like CVRCHES, Groove Armada, Grand Master, Jungle, and absolutely loads more.

And you can get tickets here.

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Beatyard buzz of a Friday✨ 7 weeks to go🤞🏼

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3. Delicious Dublin Food Tour

Fancy some delicious food this August Bank Holiday Weekend. Of course you do.

Well, you’re in luck. Because you’re able to hop on a guided tour of some of the best eateries in the city through Delicious Dublin Tours.

You can join a tour for €60, or you can book a private tour for a group of six to 15 people. Delicious Dublin Tours operate from 10am until 6pm everyday and tours last around 3 and a half hours.

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Ready for a busy Saturday! ☘️

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4. Gin & Tonic Vintage Bus Tour

A Gin & Tonic Vintage Bus Tour is probably one of the quirkiest ways to get around the city this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Basically, you board a 1960s vintage London Bus and get driven around some of the prettiest parts of Dublin while you enjoy some G&Ts.

It costs €35 each and usually lasts around an hour and a half.

5. Rockin’ Food Fest Steam Train From Dublin to Enniscorthy

I bet this one caught your attention, didn’t it?

If you’re up for a day trip out to Enniscorthy this August Bank Holiday Weekend, then this is worth checking out.

From Friday, August 2 until Monday, August 5, Rockin’ Food Festival 2019 will see an impressive lineup of chefs, a fabulous Artisan Food Market with over 80 of the best local and artisan vendors, food and drink workshops, live music and loads more.

And to get there from Dublin, you can hop on a steam train and journey along one of the country’s most picturesque train railway lines featuring stunning cliffs, beaches, forests and rivers.

A return ticket on the train costs €35 and you can book them here.

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Some of the crowds out for #rockinfood2018

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6. A Day Trip To Ireland’s Eye

August is no doubt the best time of year to take a trip out to Ireland’s Eye from Howth.

Island Ferries organise trips out to this gorgeous uninhabited island. So pack a picnic and head out here for a day this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

The trip around the Island gives you spectacular views of the island and the colony of adorable seals that hang around the area.

And since there are return boats to Howth every hour on the hour until 6pm, you can spend a whole day here enjoying a packed lunch or maybe a barbeque, chilling on the beach and exploring this little gem off the coast of Dublin.

Boat rides start at 10am, cost €15 and can be booked here.

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week old viewz but stunning nonetheless. 💚

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