Things to do in Dublin (7-07-14 – 13-07-14)

It’s the last week of the World Cup. Honest, it’s nearly over. Yes, with only three matches left  (if you don’t include the third and fourth place play off!), people will again start to venture out and see what’s out there. In you need some ideas, there’s more than a couple below.

It’s a week without a major festival, which is odd at this time of year. Still, lots to see with the Arctic Monkeys in Marlay Park, Ben Folds in the National Concert Hall and lots of good plays, talks and other events around the city.



The AbbeyAristocrats until 2nd August. Our review is here.

The Gate The Price by Arthur Miller, until August 2nd. It’s worth seeing, our review is here.

Project Arts Centre Timons of Athens – until 19th July 2014. Here me Sing your Song/with Raised Arms – July 10th to 12th. (image above)

Smock Alley The Boyz of Harcourt Street – 7th to 12th. Lapse – 3rd to 12th.

Viking Theatre has Not a Game for Boys until July 7th to 12th.

The New Theatre has The Assassination of Brian Boru from July 7th to July 12th

The Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until 31st of Aug.

The Civic Theatre – The Lonesome West – July 10th to 12th.

Theatre Upstairs closed for renovations. Returns July 15th.

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

Bord Gais Energy CentreDirty Dancing – July 8th to 26th.



IFI Season – Beyond the Bechdel Test – IFI Cinema – July 3rd – 30th

“Named after American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, who introduced the idea in her 1985 comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, the Bechdel Test requires that a film include at least two female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man… ”

CINEMATIC VOICES (SHORTS PROGRAMME) – Tuesday 8th July 2014 – 18.30

TEN – Thursday 10th July 2014 – 18.30


LOVELY & AMAZING – Saturday 12th July 2014 – 14.00

CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 -Sunday 13th July 2014 – 16.10

Lighthouse CinemaSummer of Musicals

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (G) – 3.30pm, 8.30pm Wed 9th July

3.30pm Sun 13th July

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (18) – 10.30pm Sat 12th July



Another good week of gigs, with Artic Monkeys and Macklemore up in Marlay Park. Ghostface Killah, the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Ben Folds are also in town. It’s a busy one, and something for everyone really!

Mon 07 Jul
Pleasing Features – The Workman’s Club

Tue 08 Jul
Ben Folds – National Concert Hall

Wed 09 Jul
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – The Academy
Aindrias de Staic – Whelan’s
The Sisters of Mercy – Vicar Street

Thu 10 Jul
Ghostface Killah – The Sugar Club
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Marlay Park
Peter Hook and The Light Live – Leopardstown
Kacey Musgraves – The Academy
Red Queen Contest – Whelan’s

Fri 11 Jul
Christy Moore – Iveagh Gardens
Soulfly – Whelan’s
Kris Wadsworth – The Twisted Pepper

Sat 12 Jul
Arctic Monkeys – Marlay Park
Little Green Cars – Iveagh Gardens
The Souljazz Orchestra – The Sugar Club
Lethal Dialect – The Grand Social
The Choir Invisible – Whelan’s
Ejeca – The Twisted Pepper
Simon Shackleton – The Grand Social
Tom Trago – The Button Factory

Sun 13 Jul
Onslaught – Voodoo Lounge
Erin McKeown – The Workman’s Club
My Tribe Your Tribe – The Grand Social
Earthship – BelloBar

Talks/ Lectures

Irish Writers Festival – 9 July Songbook: exploring the craft of songwriting in music with Cathy Davey

9 July – Come On Live Long

10 July Launch of The Stinging Fly – Summer Issue

National Gallery of Ireland – July 9 2014 13:00  – Lunchtime Talk – Sabatté’s ‘The Arras Belfry’, with Andrew Moore

NLI –   WW1 Roadshow – Trinity College Dublin, Saturday 12 July, 10am – 5.30pm



IMMA – Isabel Nolan: The weakened eye of day – until 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 – until 12th July

Oliver Sears – PAUL GAFFNEY, We Make the Path by Walking – 3 Jul 2014 — 31 Jul 2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Instant Crush-Group show – Opens Thursday July 3, 2014

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

Cross Gallery – Group Summer Show – featuring work by Andrew Thompson, Graham Crowley, Michael Wann, Alan Graham

1 reply »

  1. Hi there. I was wondering could I have an event added for the week of July 20th as I’m trying to promote an event in T36@The Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square? many thanks, Niamh

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