Not going to see the Pope this weekend and looking for something else to do instead? We've teamed up with Dublin Gazette to bring you the best events on in the city over the coming days.
NCBI Cycle of Light, Hyde Park - Friday and Saturday
Back for its second year in 2018, this night time cycling tour of Dublin promises something different. Don't miss your chance to take to the darkening coastal streets between Dalkey and Howth for a unique pedal with friends old and new. This is a unique 85km night time cycling tour in and around Dublin city, shining a light for those living with sight loss and raising vital funds for NCBI’s rehabilitation and children services. Beginning at Hyde Park, Glenageary, you'll travel an impressive 85km at your own pace, taking in a new view of the Fair City and accomplishing what for many is a lifetime goal. Shorter distances and relay options are also available.
Dalkey Lobster Festival – Friday to Sunday
The Dalkey Lobster Festival offers a fusion of local seafood, the best of current global jazz musicians and lots of fun events for all the family to enjoy. There are lots of free events on throughout the day, with lots of great seafood available and of course delicious lobster too.
Ukulele Hooley, Dun Laoghaire – Saturday and Sunday
Ireland's International Ukulele Hooley by the Sea is back in Dún-Laoghaire this weekend. This is the ninth year of the festival, making it Europe's longest running ukulele festival. The weekend includes workshops, bus tours, open mics and most likely the odd jam or two. On Sunday at noon, the People’s Park will host the main concert, featuring an amazing line-up of local and international ukulele players.
The below movies hit Irish cinemas this weekend:
Luis and the Aliens
The Children Act
The Spy Who Dumped Me
If you're planning to stay in and chill out on your couch. You can check out what's new to Netflix here.
If whiskey is your thing you’ll be interested to hear that there’s a whiskey and leather making workshop taking place in Dublin next week as part of the #BlackBushStories series.
Irish craftsman Jason Karayiannis will host the hands-on workshop at Drury Buildings in Dublin on Wednesday 29th August in association with Bushmills Irish Whiskey Ambassador and acclaimed bartender, Paul Rocks. During the evening, guests will be treated to specially created Black Bush drinks while learning how to create their own personalised leather pieces.
The event is free to attend but places are limited to 50. To register for a place, click here.
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