Things to do in Dublin (11-08-14 – 17-08-14)

Ballyturk is in full swing and a must see. We loved it and our review from Galway is here.  The Kilkenny Arts Festival is in full swing with lots of music and other events around the city.

The Dublin Holi One Colour Festival looks like it could be fun. Tickets are available here. The Big Grill- BBQ & Craft Beer Festival in Herbert Park sounds like it could be very tasty! There’s also a Rock and Roll Conference in Dame Lane from August 15th to 17th.



Olympia TheatreBallyturk 7th – 23rd August 2014.

The Abbey – Previews of Heartbreak House (Bernard Shaw) start on August 14th.

The Gate The Price by Arthur Miller, until August 16th. Last week! Our review is here.

Project Arts Centre   Interrupted Black Out – The Centre for Dying on StageAugust 14th.

Smock Alley Death Row Cowboy – 11th – 23rd August @ 8pm

So We Beat On – 13th -15th August 2014 at 8:30pm

Waiting for Godot – until 23rd Aug 2014 at 7:30pm.

Viking TheatreAlice Devine – Not For Sale – Aug 11 – 30

New Theatre has [title of show] (not a mistake, that’s actually the name)from August 11th until 23rd

Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until August 31st.

Civic Theatre Camp Fame until August 17th

Theatre Upstairs – Tales from Briar Hall from August 12th to 23rd.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has Crude Mechanicals until 16th of August.

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 12 – 23 Aug 2014

Lir –  Midsummer, The MFA Showcase – Dates: 13/08/2014 — 16/07/2014

Foxfinder, The MFA showcase

Beckett Theatre – 12th – 16th August 2014 – Everlasting Voices/Guthanna Siorai


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The term film maudit, the ‘cursed film’, has its origins in a 1949 festival curated by, amongst others, Jean Cocteau, André Bazin, Robert Bresson, René Clément, and Henri Langlois.

SECONDS – Wednesday 13th August 2014 – 18.15
WE CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN – Saturday 16th August 2014 – 16.00
MARGARET – Sunday 17th August 2014 – 16.00

Lighthouse Cinema – Summer of Musicals – The last of the musicals is…


3.30pm, 8.30pm Wed 13th August

3.30pm Sun 17th August

Hollywood Bablyon The Last Dragon – 22:30, Saturday 16 August

Sugar Club – Sat Aug16 – Film Fatale Presents – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – SOLD OUT


the charlatans

It’s festival season, so not too many bands are playing dates. It’s a slow week in truth. You have the Charlatans and the Jack of Diamonds festival to check out though. Sinead O’Connor is in the NCH on Saturday.

Mon 11 Aug
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – The Button Factory

Tue 12 Aug
Race The Flux, Animal Beats & Yellowbridge – The Twisted Pepper

Wed 13 Aug
Amon Amarth – The Academy
Earth – Whelan’s
Kobhi – The Button Factory
Gamper & Dadoni and Kove – The Academy

Thu 14 Aug
The Charlatans Live – Leopardstown
Select Sessions – 4 Dame Lane
Bilal – The Sugar Club

Fri 15 Aug
Dial M for Murder – NCH
Jack Of Diamonds – Various Venues
Huxley – The Twisted Pepper

Sat 16 Aug
Spirit of Folk 2014 launch night – Whelan’s
Jack Of Diamonds – Various Venues
Gavin James – Whelan’s
Sinead O’Connor – National Concert Hall
The Eskies – The Mercantile

Talks/ Lectures

Science Gallery – Strange Weather – until 5-10-14
DARK & STORMY- Friday, August 15, 2014 – 19:00 to 22:00

National Gallery of Ireland – Aug 12 2014 – 13:00 – ‘The world of Jack B. Yeats’. Free public talk,

NLI –  Genealogy at Lunchtime: The Exile of Erin. Researching the Poor Irish in Victorian London (12/8/2014)
Speaker: Else Churchill – 13.00

Irish Writers Centre – 12 August Milk & Cookie Stories

Rock and Roll Conference – Dame Lane – August 15th to 17th.

Art –

© Shanahan Family From the Photo Album of Ireland project

Gallery of Photography – The Photo Album of Ireland

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

Second Sight: The David Kronn Photography Collection – until 9 November 2014 – Garden Galleries

RHA Gallery – Next Exhibition – Maria Simonds-Gooding – Sept 5th

Douglas Hyde – until 01 October 2014
Gallery 1 – Dukkha, Aleana Egan, Fergus Feehily, Jaki Irvine, Sam Keogh, Paul Mosse

Gallery 2 – Irish Silent Films – (1910-1915)

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

General Exhibition at the National Gallery

Chester Beatty – Permanent Exhibition

Private Galleries:


Kerlin – Deep one Perfect Morning – until 30th August

Oliver Sears – Next Exhibition in Sept.

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Instant Crush-Group show – until August 2nd.

Taylor Gallery – Summer Group Show – until 30th August

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

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