Things to do in Dublin (16-06-14 – 22-06-14)

The World Cup continues apace but if that’s not your scene, Dublin has plenty to offer. There’s the Dublin Pride Festival which runs until June 29th. Bloomsday Festival finishes on June 16th. The World Flower Show is in the RDS from June 18th to 22nd.

A little further afield, the Body and Soul Festival runs from June 20 to 22nd, with John Grant, Caribou and more.



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 A Dangerman and Some Baffling Monsters – Dick Walsh Double Bill (Pan Pan).

Mountain – June 20th and 21st.

Smock Alley Fusion in Motion (June 21st)

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

The New Theatre has Girls Like That from June 16th until 21st.

Samuel Beckett Theatre Earnest and the Pale Moon (June 20th and 21st)

Teacher’s Club – Losing the Plot – (16th thru. 21st June, 8pm + matinee at 2.30pm on Sat. 21st.).

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

The Civic Theatre – Reeling in the 60’s (June 18th) and Declan Sinnott (June 20th).

Theatre Upstairs has Tactics from June 17th to 28th.

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

Bord Gais Energy CentreLet it be(June 16th to 21st)



IFI Ken Loach Season Part 2

It’s a Free World… June 17th, 18.30

Looking for Eric June 18th, 18.15

Route Irish June 21st, 16.00

Lighthouse Cinema – ENO: Terry Gilliam’s Benvenuto Cellini (Live) – Run Time: 190 – Tuesday 17 June 2014 19:00

Sugar Club – Mon Jun 16 – At It Again & Film Fatale – Romping through Ulysses



John Grant is at Body and Soul! That’s where you really should be, and you know it! Otherwise, Jurassic 5 might be a good option?

Mon 16 Jun
Jurassic 5 – Vicar Street

Tue 17 Jun
Jurassic 5 – Vicar Street
Bob Dylan – The O2
Trivium – The Academy
Solas – Whelan’s
Blue Moon Rising – Whelan’s

Wed 18 Jun
Leaders Of Men – Whelan’s
The Treatment – The Academy 2
Imelda May – Vicar Street
Jun Sekou Kouyate & Joe Driscoll – The Sugar Club

Thu 19 Jun
Fred Wesley Trio – The Sugar Club
Heathers Live – Leopardstown
Imelda May – Vicar Street
Tom Jones – Live at the Marquee
Suilven Heights – Odessa
The Revelator Orchestra – Whelan’s
The Statics – Whelan’s
I’m Your Vinyl – Whelan’s

Fri 20 Jun
Body and Soul – Ballinlough Castle Estate
Ryan Dolan – The Button Factory
Kid Coy – The Workman’s Club
Slackers’ Symphony – The Twisted Pepper
The Minutes – Whelan’s
Seán Millar – The Grand Social
Hunting the Brave – The Village
Route 94 – The Twisted Pepper
Mind Against – The Button Factory

Sat 21 Jun
Body and Soul – Ballinlough Castle Estate
Sleep Thieves – Whelan’s
Jurga Šeduikyte – The Sugar Club
A Night on the Town – National Concert Hall
Yung Lean – The Twisted Pepper
Morgan Geist – The Twisted Pepper

Sun 22 Jun
Body and Soul – Ballinlough Castle Estate
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – The Grand Social
Sharon Shannon – Whelan’s

Talks/ Lectures

Bloomsday Festival on June 16th.

Irish Writers Festival – Book Launch Malcom Orange Disappears by Jan Carson

Science Gallery – Tuesday Night Bites: Thursday, June 19, 2014 – 18:00 – The Future of the Body, featuring ORLAN and Rachel Armstrong

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 18:00 – Tuesday Night Bites: Natasha’s Living Food – €10

National Gallery of Ireland – Jun 17 2014 10:30 – Tuesday Lecture 17 June
‘Quality not Quantity: Alfred and Otto Beit as collectors’, with Dr Adriaan Waiboer, National Gallery of Ireland.

NLI – Bloomsday at the NLI – JOYCED! A One Woman Show by Katie O’Kelly followed by Open Evening (16/6/2014)

Yeats and Heaney as ‘National Poets’ -The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture (20/6/2014)



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. (Last Week! Just go now…)

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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