Things to do in Dublin (9-06-14 – 15-06-14)

The World Cup kicks off this week, and there will be two camps, those who will be trying to catch every second, and those who will learn to hate their television. I guess this is aimed at the second camp as the others won’t be leaving their home!

There’s the Dublin Pride Festival which runs from June 14th to 29th. Dublin Garden Festival runs from June 13th to 15th. Bloomsday Festival runs from June 10th to 16th. The festival is extended this year, with much for events, so check it out. Taste of Dublin runs June 12-15th for some grub in a park!

Youbloom also kicks off, with some great free music, June 13th to 15th.

Eigse is in full flight (until 15th June) with Borris – Fesitval of writing and ideas running on June 14th and 15th.



Olympia – Mahagonny – June 13th to 22nd.

The AbbeyAristocrats starts June 18th.

The Gate An Ideal Husband until June 21st. Our review is here.

Project Arts Centre The Separation (until June 14th). Our review is here.

13 Jun 2014 – Records Night #4

Smock Alley The Madman and The Nun (9th – 13th June). Heath Quartet & Olwen Fouéré (12th June at 8pm)

Viking Theatre has Click from June 9th until 21st.

The New Theatre has Téip Dheireanach Krapp from June 9th until 14th.

Samuel Beckett Theatre – between shows

The Gaiety Theatre has Moll until 21st of June. Our review is here.

The Civic Theatre – Pinocchio (June 10th and 14th).

Theatre Upstairs has Zelda until June 14th. Our review is here.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has Swing until June 21st (lunchtime).

Chancery Lane *Check with Theatre* – The Cardinals (June 11th) and The Evertides (June 12th to 14th)

Bord Gais Energy CentreMooney Times (June 13th) & The  June Rodgers Show (June 14th)


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IFI Ken Loach Season Part 2

Sweet Sixteen June 9th, 18.15

Free Afternoon Talk: Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz: Ken Loach’s Takes on Irish History June 11th, 16.15

Ae Fond Kiss June 11th, 18.30

Lighthouse Cinema

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – 22:30, Saturday 14 June

Mistaken For Strangers + Satellite Q&A with Tom and Matt Berninger – Saturday 14 June 2014 18:30

NT Live: A Small Family Business – Thursday 12 June 2014 19:00

Twisted Pepper – Thursday 12th June 2014 – KinoD – 7 Day Kino Screening – 8pm
Milk – 10pm at The Twisted Pepper



Not a classic week on the gig front, but there are two chances to see Snoop, and Wye Oak also visit town.

Mon 09 Jun
Pusha T – The Button Factory

Tue 10 Jun
Snoop Dogg – The Academy
The Ruby Sessions – Doyle’s Pub
Sinatra My Way – National Concert Hall

Wed 11 Jun
Snoop Dogg – The Academy
Dolly Parton – The O2
Karan Casey – The Sugar Club
Redwoods – The Grand Social

Thu 12 Jun
Raglans Live – Leopardstown
The Felice Brothers – Whelan’s
Fangclub – Whelan’s

Fri 13 Jun
Wye Oak – The Sugar Club
Heroes in Hiding – The Grand Social
The Revellions – Whelan’s
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – Whelan’s
RTÉ Concert Orchestra – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Johnny Rayge – The Button Factory
The Soulful – The Village
Fathers Of Western Thought – The Workman’s Club
Amp Fiddler – The Sugar Club
Legends of the Old Skool – The Academy
Kahn – The Twisted Pepper
James Zabiela – The Button Factory
Los Straitjackets feat. Big Sandy – The Grand Social
Jonas Kopp – The Twisted Pepper
Sophie – The Button Factory

Sun 15 Jun
The Old Dance School – Whelan’s
DāM-FunK – The Sugar Club
Richard Farrell and Last Tribe – Whelan’s

Talks/ Lectures

Bloomsday Festival runs from June 10th to 16th.

Irish Writers Festival – 11 June Songbook: exploring the craft of songwriting in music with Cathy Davey

14 June @ 7–8.30pm: Dubliners 100 with John Boyne, Evelyn Conlon and Thomas Morris

Science Gallery – Tuesday Night Bites: Safefood and Science Gallery Cafe – Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – 18:00 – €7

National Gallery of Ireland – Jun 8 2014 15:00 – ‘Key trends in eighteenth-century architecture and ornament in Ireland’, with Dr Christine Casey, Trinity College Dublin.

NLI – The Muse & Mister Yeats – A play for Voices ( 11/6/2014)

IFI Ken Loach Season Part 2

Free Afternoon Talk: Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz: Ken Loach’s Takes on Irish History – June 11th, 16.15



One of the events I look forward to most in the artistic year is the Graduate shows around the county. A great insight into what is on the minds of the students of Ireland and a chance to spot the up and coming stars of tomorrow.

NCAD Graduate Show – June 14th to 22nd.

IMMA – Pat Scott – Image and Space – until 22nd June.

until 22 Jun 2014 Sheela Gowda: Open Eye Policy

RHA Gallery Annual Exhibition – until 9th Aug.

Douglas Hyde – until 30 July
Gallery 1 – Giorgio Griffa
Gallery 2 – Corita

Hugh Lane Gallery – Eva Rothschild – Print  – until 21 September 2014

General Exhibition at the National Gallery

Vestibule – Art on the Square – Merrion Square – until 30th July

Chester Beatty – Permanent Exhibition

Private Galleries:


Kerlin – Mark Gary – 28th June

Oliver Sears – Colin Davidson — 26 Jun 2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Diana Copperwhite & Danny Rolph – Runs Friday 6th June until Saturday 28th June

Taylor Gallery – Philip Moss / Paki Smith – 6 – 21 June 2014

Cross Gallery – between shows

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