Things to do in Dublin (23-06-14 – 29-06-14)

There really is no escaping the World Cup, despite our near neighbours awful efforts!  For those of you who are studiously trying to ignore it, there’s another good week in store. There’s the Dublin Pride Festival which runs until June 29th. There’s also Paws in the Park for those you like man’s best friend from June 28th to 29th. There’s also Flavours of Fingal from June 28th to 29th.

A little further afield, there’s Sea Sessions with the Dandy Warhols and Keils from June 27th to 29th. There’s also a rather good one in Marlay Park with Arcade Fire and the Pixies. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham gigs kick off with Paul Weller, Elbow and Jack White.


Aristocrats Abbey

The AbbeyAristocrats officially opens on June 24th.

The Gate The Price by Arthur Millar, previews starts on June 26th.

Project Arts Centre The Last Five Years – from June 25th to 28th.

Smock Alley Dirty Laundry – 23rd to 28th,

Shur I’ll Be Alright Here On Me Own – 26th & 27th June

Sue Callaghan & The Hostages – 28th June

Viking Theatre has Lambo from June 23rd until July 3rd.

The New Theatre has End of Term Presentation series from June 23rd until 28th.

Samuel Beckett Theatre Sleeps

The Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance from June 24th until 21st of June.

The Civic Theatre – We’re going ot the Movies – June 29th.

Theatre Upstairs has Tactics from June 17th to 28th. Sending it out in Style – June 29th.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has Small Plastic Wars from June 23rd until July 19th. Our review is here. 

Bord Gais Energy CentreAgatha Christie’s Black Coffee (June 23rd to 29th)


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IFI Ken Loach Season Part 2

Spirit of ’45 June 24th, 18.30

Lighthouse Cinema – SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

3.30pm, 8.30pm Wed 25th June

3.30pm Sun 29th June


Arcade Fire

Some great gigs around the City, with the Royal Hospital Kilmainham gigs kicking off, with Paul Weller, Jack White and Elbow. There’s also Arcade Fire in Marlay Park. Yes, it’s a pretty exciting one…

Mon 23 Jun
Blue-Eyed Hawk – Whelan’s

Tue 24 Jun
Paul Weller – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Rodrigo y Gabriela – National Concert Hall
Salute to Eugene – Whelan’s
Blue Moon Rising – Whelan’s

Wed 25 Jun
Elbow – Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Thu 26 Jun
Jack White – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Radkey – The Academy 2
Damien Dempsey – Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire
Duke Special – The Liquor Rooms
Sun Ladders – Whelan’s

Fri 27 Jun
Sea Sessions – Bundoran, Donegal
The Wellington Weekender – The Workman’s Club
The Northern drones @ Whelan’s
The Coronas – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Deaf Havana – The Academy
Paddy Hanna – Whelan’s
Crow Black Chicken – Whelan’s
Chris Haze – The Village

Sat 28 Jun
Westport Festival 2014
Sea Sessions – Bundoran, Donegal

The Wellington Weekender – The Workman’s Club
Biffy Clyro – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Bryan Adams – Live at the Marquee
Man In The Mirror – Olympia Theatre
Kodakid – Whelan’s
One Horse Pony – Whelan’s
Tony Joe White – Whelan’s
Ben Prevo – JJ Smyth’s
Benjamin Damage – The Twisted Pepper
Objekt – The Button Factory

Sun 29 Jun
Westport Festival 2014
Sea Sessions – Bundoran, Donegal
Arcade Fire – Marlay Park
The Wellington Weekender – The Workman’s Club

Talks/ Lectures

Irish Writers Festival – 26th June at 7. – Book launch: Prometheus Unplugged by Alan Murphy with Seamus Cashman

27 June Takin’ the Mic – Open Mic Night with host Rob Doyle

Science Gallery –
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 – 18:00 Tuesday Night Bites: The last bite, with Kevin Thornton and Luke O’Neill – €15

Thursday, June 26, 2014 – 18:00 – Burton Lee on product design and innovation in the Irish economy

Friday, June 27, 2014 – 18:00 Stephen O’Rahilly and Donal O’Shea on the science of fat – €5

National Gallery of Ireland – Jun 24 2014 10:30 – Tuesday Lecture 24 June – ‘NGI Directors: Lucius O’Callaghan (1878-1954)’, with Simon Lincoln, Irish Architectural Archive. Free public lecture.

NLI – Place in Poetry: Poetry Reading with Australian poet, Simon West (26/6/2014) @ 1PM
Poetry from Down-Under!Lunch time reading with Australian poet, Simon West



IMMA – Isabel Nolan: The weakened eye of day – 7 June – 21 September 2014

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 (Last Week!)

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

Taylor Gallery – Bernadette Kiely – ‘…Everything Flows’ – Heraclitus  – 27 June – 21 July 2014 Bernadette Kiely

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