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Five Things To Do In Dublin This Bank Holiday Weekend

By Jen

May 30, 2018 at 12:56pm

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Bank Holidays are beautiful aren't they? 

We look forward to them as much as we look forward to Christmas. Well, nearly as much as Christmas anyway. Planning what to do with those three glorious days can be hard though, because there is so much to choose from. 

So, we've rounded up five events this weekend to make the decision a little bit easier. 

1. Sandyford Summer Festival

Sandyford Summer Festival Poster

The inaugural Sandyford Summer Festival is kicking off with a family fun day this Saturday at Sandyford House.

There will be bouncy castles, face painting and games for the kids from 2-5pm and on Sunday, the legendary Smash Hits will take to the stage from 6pm bringing you the guilty pleasures of the '90s.

It looks like the whole village will come to life over the weekend, with General Manager of Sandyford House Dan Foley explaining:  

'We wanted to get more involved with the local community, the local businesses and with the local Sandyford Initiative and what better way than to create a village festival.

'The local businesses in the village are also getting on board putting on entertainment outside their premises.' 

The best bit? It's all completely free.

Ps. Check out our review of Sandyford House's delish menu here.


2. Ireland V U.S.A.

Ireland and the U.S. of A. will go head to head this Saturday at the Aviva. 

Kick off is at 8pm and tickets are still available for the international friendly. It will also be John O' Shea's last match for Ireland. 

3. Dun Laoghaire People's Market

One of the best Sunday markets in our opinion, it is always packed with a variety of vendors. 

You'll easily spend a couple of hours here and when you're done you can go for a stroll along the pier. That's your Sunday sorted.


4. What's She Doing Here Exhibition at the Little Museum

This exhibition celebrates women at work in history and includes photographs of women at work by Beta Bajgartova and beautiful illustrations of System-Rockers in Irish History. 

Tickets cost €10.


5. Hermitage Green at Whelan's

Hailing from Limerick, these guys have made a big impact in a short space of time and they are taking over Whelan's this bank holiday weekend showcasing their newest album, Gold & Rust.

Tickets are €26 each and some are still available for Saturday night but they are expected to sell out soon.


Are you planning to head to one of these events this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

READ MORE: 10 Darling Neighbourhood Cafés To Check Out If You're On The Southside


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