What’s On in Dublin Summer 2019?
Wood Quay Summer Sessions
Venue: Wood Quay Amphitheatre
Date: Thursday 4th July – Thursday 25th July 2019
The Wood Quay Summer Sessions are free concerts at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre from 1pm to 2pm every Thursday throughout July.
New bands and well known acts perform in a wide range of genres including traditional, RnB, classical, jazz, hip-hop – anything goes!
See more detail at https://www.facebook.com/WoodQuaySummerSessions/
Venue: Abbey Theatre
Date: Monday 24th June – Saturday 10th August 2019
Roddy Doyle’s breathtakingly funny play which started as a conversation on Facebook is on at The Abbey over the Summer months.
Two men meet for a pint. They talk about their fathers, death, North Korea, the afterlife and more and like a lot of pub conversations the problems of the world are solved.
Olaf the Viking Coin Minter at Dublinia
Date: Saturday 1st June – Saturday 31st August 2019
Olaf demonstrates the art of coin minting and shares his knowledge of Viking arts and crafts.
Olaf will be at his workshop every Saturday throughout June, July and August.
Venue: Gaiety Theatre
Date: Tuesday 11th June – Sunday 15th September 2019
Riverdance has been seen live by over 25 million people in 47 countries worldwide and by over 3 billion on TV and is still going strong.
This performance return at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin City gives an opportunity to Dubliners and visitors to the city to experience this exhilirating show.
Burt Bacharach – Live at the Iveagh Gardens
Venue: Iveagh Gardens
Date: Saturday 20th July 2019
Burt Bacharach, famous for I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Anyone Who Had A Heart, I Say A Little Prayer, Walk On By, Do You Know the Way to San Jose and numerous other hits appears at Iveagh Gardens.
His songs are ever popular and have been recorded by countless famous artists including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin and many more.
Waiting For Godot
Venue: Smock Alley Theatre
Date: Tuesday 23rd July – Saturday 10th August 2019
Samuel Beckett’s most famous play in which Vladimir and Estragon wait forever for the arrival of Godot, discussing religion, suicide and nonsense in a comical dialogue of tragicomedy in Two Acts
Directed by: Patrick Sutton and featuring Charlie Hughes, Dónal Courtney, Gerard Byrne and Rex Ryan.
Vodafone Comedy Festival
Venue: Iveagh Gardens
Date: Thursday 25th July – Sunday 28th July 2019
Vodafone Comedy Festival 2019 has lined up some great international and Irish comedians for this four day event in Iveagh Gardens in central Dublin.
Visitors can enjoy the laughs in five in-door venues, as well as thestreet performers, live music, bars and food stalls.
The long list of comics include Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran, David O’Doherty, Deirdre O’Kane, Alison Spittle, Neil Delamare, Jason Byrne, Blindboy, Des Bishop and lots more.
Check out the programme at https://vodafonecomedy.com/
IFI Family Festival
Venue: Irish Film Institute (IFI)
Date: Friday 26th July – Sunday 28th July 2019
The Irish Film Institute Family Festival is a feast of family oriented films including Anime and animations, feature length and shorts from all around the world.
Many of the films share a common theme of characters trying to find their own way against family traditions. Biodiversity and conservation play a part too, in the rainforest-set minibeast opening film and Sunday’s closing film.
Check details at https://ifi.ie/familyfest-2019
Bray Air Display
Venue: Bray Seafront
Date: Saturday 27th July – Sunday 28th July 2019
Bray Air Display is one of the most spectacular shows in the country, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Here you can see some of the best flying teams and vintage aircraft in the world displaying their incredible aerobatic skills.
There are lots of sideshows to entertain all the family including the Seafront Funfair. At the Food Village, you can treat yourself to one of the many different dishes on offer. Lots of other possibilities for fun on the seafront including helicopter rides..
For ful details see https://brayairdisplay.com/
Opera in the Open
Venue: Wood Quay Amphitheatre
Date: Thursday 1st August – Thursday 22nd August 2019
Live performances of operatic work in the open air in Dublin City Centre. These performances take place on the first 4 Thursdays of the month of August at the Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre, Wood Quay.
These free performances are shortened versions of the Operas with English narration and last one hour at lunchtime.
This year’s programme is: August 1st – The Impresario (Mozart), August 8th – The Rakes Progress (Stravinsky),August 15th – Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), August 22nd – Faust (Gounod)
Dublin Horse Show 2019
Venue: RDS Ballsbridge
Date: Wednesday 7th August – Sunday 11th August 2019
This is one of Ireland’s biggest sporting occasions and one of the world’s leading show jumping meetings.
The Nations Cup of Ireland (formerly known as The Aga Khan Trophy) has been one of the world’s most coveted horse jumping International Team trophies for decades.
There are lots of other competitions for all classes and ages involving about 1,500 horses and ponies.
There is lots of other entertainment for adults and children and lots of shopping, dining and drinking opportunities.
See more at https://www.dublinhorseshow.com/
The Wine & Cheese Festival
Venue: Iveagh Gardens
Date: Thursday 8th August – Sunday 11th August 2019
The Wine and Cheese Festival 2019 at the Iveagh Gardens is all about the fun side of wine and cheese in a less formal setting with lots of produce from many suppliers with tasting of wine and cheese and lots more.
There are two sessions per day: Afternoon: 12.00pm-4.30pm | Evening: 5.30pm-10.30pm (Sunday 9.30pm)
See more at https://www.wine-n-cheese.com/
Dublin Comic Con
Venue: The Convention Centre Dublin
Date: Saturday 10th August – Sunday 11th August 2019
Dublin Comic Con: 2019 – Summer Edition is an ideal family day out and has everything from movies, tv shows, comics, cosplay, gaming and more.
There will be something to keep you entertained whatever your interest in all things comic and cosplay as well as food and drink.
See details at https://www.dublincomiccon.com/
Guinness Summer Series 2019 – Ireland v Italy
Venue: Aviva Stadium
Date: Saturday 10th August 2019
Ireland v Italy at Aviva Stadium in the Guinness Summer Series is a warm up for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Ireland would be expected to win this tie but Italy will be no pushover as they have been improving under the guidance of Conor O’Shea.
Big Grill Festival
Venue: Herbert Park
Date: Thursday 15th August – Sunday 18th August 2019
Dublin 4’s Herbert Park is the setting for Big Grill Festival – Europe’s largest BBQ & Craft Beer festival. The Big Grill is an exhibition BBQ’ing grilling, smoking, meats and delicacies from all around the world as well as a plethora of craft beers or ciders. Tickle your tastebuds and wet your whistle in style!
There will be demos and workshops, children’s play area with entertainment, a BBQ cook-off and loads more with many great chefs.
Wild Air Run – Marlay Park
Venue: Marlay Park
Date: Saturday 24th August – Sunday 25th August 2019
Wild Air Run is a family fun run with lots of big inflatable obstacles on the 5K course. The course is made up of 10 huge obstacles which you can fight your way through.
Suitable for adults and children and all fitness levels and all ages between 7-70. This is a great fun run for all.
After the race there is a Chill Zone with refreshments and seating and games.
Get more informatuion at https://wildairrun.com/
A Murder is Announced – A Miss Marple Mystery
Venue: The Olympia Theatre
Date: Monday 26th August – Saturday 31st August 2019
Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned murder mystery?
A Murder is Announced – A Miss Marple Mystery by the queen of murder mystery, Agatha Christie comes to the Olympia.
This classic mystery will keep audiences enthralled as Miss Marple solves the complex relationships of the participants and uncovers the killer.
This production features a cast of well known TV stars including Sarah Thomas (Last Of The Summer Wine), Kazia Pelka (Heartbeat), Tom Butcher (The Bill), Lucy Evans (Coronation Street) and Tom Gibbons (The Archers).
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