Looking for something to do this weekend? There are plenty of cool events on in the city over the coming days.
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Family Fun Day at the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook - Saturday
The Friends of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook (RDH) will host an inaugural Family Fun Day this Saturday. Set to include a number of fun activities for the whole family, the day will be held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital at Bloomfield Avenue to raise much-needed funds for the hospital. The fundraising day will start with a five-a-side children’s football competition hosted by Beechwood FC. The afternoon will then see three 5k runs take place on the grounds of the Hospital – one for Transition Year students; one for family groups; and a third open to all. The Family Fun Day runs from 11am to 5pm, with free entry. To register for one of the 5k runs, click here.
Learn to ride a Harley Davidson, Ballymount - Saturday
Harley Davidson’s Ballymount store are holding a class this Saturday designed to help you learn how to ride one of their signature bikes. The store is hosting an Initial Basic Training (IBT) Harley Davidson Riding Academy monthly class, costing €80 per person. The class covers modules one and three of the IBT, the classroom modules of the IBT. They also offer a buddy training package for two people to try and ‘ride a hog’. To book a place, call 01 464 2211, or email email@example.com.
Yestival, Tivoli Theatre - Saturday
It’s been three years since our fair isle said “Yes” to marriage equality, with 2018 marking the third year of the almighty Yestival. Hosted by Mother at the iconic Tivoli Theatre, the event will take place across two levels of the Liberties haunt for what they title the “biggest gay party of the year”. Headlining the Mother main stage is Mrs Murder on the Dancefloor herself, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, with support from the Mother DJs. There’ll also be a whole host of other acts taking part, including Ireland’s Got Talent’s Paul Ryder, show stoppers Sean Kennedy and Julie Shanley, with more to be announced. Tickets for YEStival are on sale now from Eventbrite.ie, priced €25.
Culture Date with Dublin 8 – Saturday and Sunday
Make a date with Dublin 8 – a Culture Date, that is. It’s a weekend-long celebration of the culture and history of Dublin 8, set to return to Kilmainham and Inchicore this weekend, and featuring a host of free, family-friendly events. This year, the programme has been expanded with the announcement of two flagship events, and a series of pop-up events taking place throughout 2018. The highlights of this year’s Culture Date with Dublin 8’s May line-up include a family fun day with children’s entertainment, historical re-enactments, circus skills and more at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens (below) on Sunday; an outdoor concert at the temple in Goldenbridge Cemetery on Saturday; as well as guided tours of Kilmainham Gaol, walking tours of the Grand Canal and Goldenbridge and exclusive tours of IMMA’s exhibitions and many more events.
Culture Date with Dublin 8 will also be participating in National Drawing Day, taking place on Saturday May 19. All venues will be encouraging the public to explore the theme of “Inspirational Settings in D8” through the course of the day.
Red Bull Flugtag, Dun Laoghaire Harbour - Sunday
Red Bull Flugtag is returning to Ireland on May 20 and promises to be a day full of music and entertainment. Flugtag means “flying day” in German, and that’s exactly what the event is: 47 teams will be launching handcrafted flying machines in a contest to see how far they’ll go. Participants are judged on the flight distance, creativity and showmanship of their human-powered aircraft, and some of this year’s competitors have built crafts inspired by pirates and Vikings, peacocks and teapots and movies amongst other things. Ireland last hosted the international event for its 100th anniversary in Dublin in 2011. This year it’ll take place in Dun Laoghaire Harbour and is free for both participants and spectators alike.
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