Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and was founded by the Vikings in 841. The city is steeped in history and buzzing with energy. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly cosmopolitan city. Dublin is a thriving centre for culture and is home to a great musical and literary tradition, its native sons include Shaw, Yeats, Joyce, Wilde and Beckett.
Dublin Guides: There is so much to do in Dublin you will leave needing to come back again to see more!
Dublin Website http://www.visitdublin.com/
Dublin Town Website http://www.dublintown.ie/whats-on
Dublin Event Guide (for free events) http://www.dublineventguide.com/
City tours: There are many ways to discover a city and in Dublin we have quite a few covered! Which one is yours? Walk the city with the free walking tours, take a hop-on hop-off bus or discover it from a floating bus with the Viking Splash tours!
Shopping: Dublin has a busy city centre shopping area around Grafton Street and Henry Street. There is a huge range of products to bring home – from traditional Irish hand-made crafts to international designer labels. Shopping hours in general are from 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday, with shops open until 8.00pm on Thursdays, and many shops open from 2.00pm – 6.00pm on Sunday.
What’s on in Dublin this weekend
Dublin Pride Run 2019, Friday, June 21st, Phoenix Park, 7.30 pm
The annual 5K run through Phoenix Park is back for the 2019 festival. This year’s run has the slogan ‘We are the Champions’. Each one of us is a hero, each one of us is a champion. We are the hero of our own story. Now in its eighth year, the Pride Run has raised nearly €60k for LGBT charities. The designated charities for 2019 are Belongto, ShoutOut and HIV Ireland
Stoneybatter Festival, Friday 21st June – Sunday 23rd June
Stoneybatter Festival is a celebration of the local community and the creativity that surrounds us here in the heart of Dublin 7. With events in local pubs, shops and businesses, Stoneybatter will be buzzing with sporting, environmental, culinary, literary and music events all weekend.
A Queer History Kilmainham Gaol, Saturday 22nd June, 10am | 2pm
This special tour of Kilmainham Gaol will focus on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prisoners associated with the building. LGBTQ+ people have played leading roles in the struggle for Irish independence and many of them found themselves prisoners in Kilmainham as a result of their political and revolutionary activities.
The tour is free of charge but places must be booked at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fame The Musical, Saturday 22nd June, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 2.30pm | 7.30pm
Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.