Things to do in Dublin (14-07-14 – 20-07-14)

The World Cup has finally departed, and congratulations to Germany! To fill the massive gaping hole in your life, you could take up making models of ships in bottles, pick up a copy of war and peace or else… explore the events that Dublin has to offer below.

The National in the Iveagh Gardens and Longitude festival in Marlay park are probably the two big musical events of the week. There’s also Phosphorescent in the Workman’s Club or Owen Pallet in Whelans. In the world of theatre, there’s a few new ones, with Smock! (Smock Alley) and Low Level Panic (New Theatre). Check out the full list below.


Measure for Measure

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

The Gate The Price by Arthur Miller, until August 16th. It’s worth seeing, our review is here.

Project Arts Centre Timons of Athens – until 19th July 2014. Measure for Measure (work in progress) July 17th. (image above)

Smock Alley Smock – 14th to 20th of July.

Viking Theatre has Not a Game for Boys until July 7th to 19th.

The New Theatre has Low Level Panic from July 14th to July 19th

The Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until 31st of Aug.

The Civic Theatrequiet this week.

A picture of us

Theatre UpstairsA Picture of Us – 15th to the 26th. This is the first production in their new space, so check it out!

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

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


skylight web

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… ”

FROM THE VAULTS: MAEVE – Wednesday 16th July 2014 – 18.30
GIRLFRIENDS – Thursday 17th July 2014 – 18.30

National Theatre Live – Skylight – 19:00 Thursday 17 July 2014 – Lighthouse cinema and others.

Sugar Club – Tue Jul – 15 – A River Changes Course – Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance

Lighthouse CinemaSummer of Musicals

SOUTH PACIFIC (G) – 3.30pm, 8.30pm Wed 16th July

3.30pm Sun 20th July

Hollywood Babylon: Return of the Living Dead – 22:30, Saturday 19 July



The National descend on the Iveagh Gardens and Longitude festival takes place in Marlay. If you’re looking for something on a smaller scale, we’d recommend Phosphorescent in the Workman’s Club or Owen Pallet in Whelans. Check out the full list below.

Mon 14 July
Bastille Day Celebration Concert – The Sugar Club

Tue 15 July
Daryl Hall and John Oates – The Olympia Theatre
HamsandwicH – Whelan’s
Emily Portman Trio – Odessa

Wed 16 July
Cat Power – The Olympia Theatre
Square Pegs – Whelan’s

Thu 17 July
The Stunning Live – Leopardstown
Derek Ryan – The Olympia Theatre
Theo Parrish – The Sugar Club
Phosphorescent – The Workman’s Club
Sarah Jarosz – Whelan’s
Leaders Of Men – Whelan’s
Bombino – The Twisted Pepper
The Academic – The Grand Social
Mid Term – Whelan’s

Fri 18 July
Longitude 2014 – Marlay Park
The National – Iveagh Gardens
Sam Brookes – Whelan’s
Contour – The Grand Social

Sat 19 Jul
Longitude 2014 – Marlay Park
The National – Iveagh Gardens
Glassgears – BelloBar
Ian McLagan – Whelan’s
Rocstrong – Whelan’s
The Gina Trio – Bewley’s Cafe Theatre
Ed Davenport – The Twisted Pepper
Buffalo Sunn – Whelan’s

Sun 20 Jul
Hotter Than July Festival – Meeting House Square
Longitude 2014 – Marlay Park
Birdy – Iveagh Gardens
Owen Pallett – Whelan’s
The Shires – Whelan’s (Upstairs)
The Dublin Blues Cartel – Whelan’s

Talks/ Lectures

Strange Weather lead image crop

STRANGE WEATHER Launch Party- Thursday, July 17, 2014 – 18:00 to 20:00

Irish Writers Festival – 17 July Michigan State University – Poetry Showcase with Noel Duffy

National Gallery of Ireland – Jul 14 2014 13:00 13:30 – ‘Masterpieces of the European Collection’

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

IMMA – Summer Rising Festival – 18th to the 26th of July – Talks, screenings, music, theatre and more…



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

Summer Rising Festival – July 18th to 26th.

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 – Deep one Perfect Morning – 18th July to 30th August

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

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Instant Crush-Group show –

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.