Things to do in Dublin (25-08-14 – 31-08-14)


This is the festival everyone has been waiting for, with Electric Picnic kicking off this week. It’s long since sold out, so if you’re without a ticket, you’ll have to make do! There’s plenty on around the city, with Bonnie Prince Billy, Lloyd Cole, And So I Watched You From Afar and the Secret Beats festival (details here)… Plenty to see and do.

There’s also a few new kids in the theatre world with Guerilla Days in Ireland, Out of Print and A Pair of Eyes among others. It’s getting very close to Fringe Festival time, better start making some plans.

There’s much more to see and do around the city, so see some of the best events below. As ever, if you want to advertise some event you’re involved with, hit the comments section below.



Olympia Theatre – Guerilla Days In Ireland by Tom Barry – Tuesday 26th to Sunday 31st August 2014

The AbbeyHeartbreak House (Bernard Shaw) runs until Sept 13th.

Meave’s House – 26th of August until 6th of September.

The Gate Pride and Prejudice until the 20th of Sept.

Project Arts Centre  RGKSKSRG until 13 Sep 2014

Smock Alley –  A Pair of New Eyes – 24th – 30th August 2014

Viking TheatreAlice Devine – Not For Sale – until Aug 30

New Theatre has  Tracer – from 25th August – 6th September

Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until August 31st. (it’s nearly over!)

Civic Theatre sleeps

Theatre Upstairs – Out of Print –  August 26th – September 6th

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has The importance of being Honest until 6th of Sept.

Bord Gais Energy Centre – sleeps

Lir Five Minutes Later – 27th August until 6th Sept

The Teachers Club – Collected Stoires from August 26th – September 6th, (Tuesday-Saturday) @ 8pm.


Valley web

Lighthouse Cinema – VALLEY OF THE DOLLS at 18:30 on Monday 25 July



Ok, the majority of the good music this week will take place in Stradbally, but there’s the Jeffrey Lewis, Bonnie Prince Billy (Yeah!), And So I Watched You From Afar and Lloyd Cole, which would be hard to complain about! Lots to see…

Mon 25 Aug
Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams – The Grand Social
Voxx – Whelan’s

Wed 27 Aug
And So I Watch You From Afar – The Button Factory
Daniel Romano – The Grand Social

Thu 28 Aug
Tiny Ruins – The Workman’s Club
Kevin Casey – The Workman’s Club

Fri 29 Aug
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire
Electric Picnic 2014
Mic Righteous – The Twisted Pepper
The Vinegar Creek Constituency – Whelan’s
Trouble Pilgrims – The Workman’s Club

Sat 30 Aug
Lloyd Cole – Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire
Electric Picnic 2014
Mark Kavanagh – The Button Factory

Sun 31 Aug
Electric Picnic 2014
El Ten Eleven – Whelan’s

Talks/ Lectures

Science Gallery – Strange Weather – until 5-10-14
Ken Perlin on the future of user interfaces – Thursday, August 28, 2014 – 18:00

IMMA – 27 Aug 2014 In Conversation | Isabel Nolan + Sally O Reilly – 18.00
Isabel Nolan (artist) discusses her artistic approach for the current exhibition The Weakened Eye of Day with Sally O Reilly (writer for art and culture publications, including Art Monthly, Cabinet and Frieze)

National Gallery of Ireland – Aug 26 2014 – 13:00 – ‘The world of Jack B. Yeats

NLI –  Genealogy at Lunchtime: Doing Local History (26/8/2014)

Irish Writers Centre – Titter of Wit – lunchtime drama

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 – starts 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  – Ruth E. Lyons – Continues until 30th August, 2014

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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