Top 10 free things to do this Patrick's Weekend
Published 14/03/2014 | 13:12
There is a lot going this weekend, but here are pick of the best things on around the capital.
A documentary directed by Sinead O'Brien, produced by Noel Pearson.
Saturday 15th March
Where: O’Donoghue’s Pub, Merrion Row, Dublin 2
Times: 10am & 12pm
Thirty years have passed since the light went out on one of Ireland’s most important cultural icons. In this frank documentary, Remembering Luke, the story of Luke Kelly is revealed, in the appropriate surroundings of O’Donoghue’s where he regularly played with The Dubliners. The film features poignant contributions from Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore, The Dubliners, John Hume and Shane McGowan.
Friday 14th - Sunday 16th March
Where: Gallery 10, Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Times: Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Street Feelings is a creative documentary written and narrated by broadcaster and film-maker Donal Dineen. The short film explores the effect of Donal’s move, from Kerry to Dublin in 1986, on him personally, and the lasting impression that Dublin city has made on him. This specially commissioned visual treat, shot by award winning film-maker Myles O’Reilly is accompanied by an original score created by Irish musician Katie Kim.
DUBLIN ‘THEN & NOW’
Friday 14th - Monday 17th March
Where: City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin 2
The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club marks its long history with a unique exhibition in the City Assembly House, celebrating representational art in Dublin, over a period of almost 250 years. The City Assembly House was founded by the Society of Artists in Ireland in the 1760s, and paintings will be exhibited in homage to the work of some of these society artists and early club members, as well as a selection of work, by current Club members.
FESTIVAL 5 K ROAD RACE
Sunday 16th March
Where: Starting on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Enter online at www.patricksrun.com
The Festival 5K Road Race is a fi rm favourite for families, fun runners and dedicated athletes. The course winds through beautiful Georgian Dublin and runners will be joined by the city’s fi rst citizen, the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Spectators and runners can soak up the lively atmosphere as street performers, face painters and musicians entertain. Make sure to pick up the souvenir t-shirt!
Sunday 16th March
Where: Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4
This ﬂoating cinema in the heart of Ireland’s waterways, will screen Irish classic, Waking Ned, a story about a small town in Ireland called Tulaigh More. One of the 52 inhabitants wins the lotto jackpot of nearly seven million pounds, and when he dies of shock, his fellow town folk attempt to claim the money! A great start to an evening out in Dublin City, but make sure to wrap up warm!
Rated PG, Staring David Kelly and Fionnula Flanagan.
Monday 17th February
Where: The Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Tickets: Free tickets available in advance from The National Concert Box Office: 01 417 0000 / www.nch.ie / firstname.lastname@example.org
An uplifting performance of Irish traditional music and song from a trio of top-class musicians: Phil Callery (vocals, fi ddle), Gerry Harrington, (fi ddle) and Peter Browne (uilleann pipes). Variety is the keynote of this intimate concert with songs by Callery, of the celebrated singing group the Voice Squad, lively slides and polkas from Kerry, haunting slow airs played on the uniquely Irish bagpipe, the uilleann pipes and more. All presented with knowledge and humour.
Saturday 15th March
Where: The Little Museum of Dublin,
15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Times: 11am, 12:15pm & 1:30pm
Dabbledoo Music is a new multimedia experience for young children, combining sound, illustration, performance and animation; encouraging creative music-making and group performance, in a new and exciting way. Children can come along to this 45 minute workshop, pick up an instrument and learn to play together, in a relaxed environment. A special Irish music graphic score, featuring the uillean pipes, will be sure to inspire the children!
8. WALKING TOUR:IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PATRICK
Thursday 13th – Tuesday 18th March
Where: Meet outside Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
Time: 11am (except 17th) & 2.30pm
Tickets: €14 (€12 senior/students)
Available from www.walkingtours.ie
Enjoy one of our very special walks in celebration of Ireland’s national patron saint, in the company of professional and enthusiastic guides, led by
the renowned Dublin historian and author Pat Liddy.
Much of the pre-Viking development of Dublin owed its origins to the legacy of St. Patrick, join us to uncover some of this fascinating history and all that followed! The tour takes in ancient sites, including the two great medieval cathedrals of Christ Church and St. Patrick’s.
9. IRISH CRAFT BEER & FOOD MARKET
Thursday13th – Monday 17th March
Food Market: 10am - 8pm (Free Entry)
Irish Craft Beer & Whiskey Bar: Thursday 5pm - 10pm,
Friday - Monday 12.30pm-10pm
Entry to the Bar is €5
(free on Thursday & Friday before 6pm)
Now in its third year, the Irish Craft Beer & Food Market in Dublin’s Docklands will set the city alight from its new home, not too far from its former, inside the impressive CHQ Building on George’s Dock.
Guests will enjoy mingling with Irish artisan food producers, including chocolatiers, fudge makers, cheese mongers and bakers, as well as tasting
the infamous Pie Man’s vast selection of locally made pies – both sweet and savoury! Outside the CHQ, passers-by will be enticed with the aroma of freshly smoked barbeque fare. Attendees will be entertained with traditional Irish music as well as listening
in on the optional talks about the renaissance taking place within Irish craft industry.
THE ‘ONE BOOK’ BOOKSHOP FREE EVENT
Friday 14th – Sunday16th March
Where: Pop-up city centre location
Times: Check www.stpatricksfestival.ie for more info
A celebration of one of the world’s most famous literary cities through poems and songs, ‘If Ever You Go: a Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song’ is the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature One City One Book choice for April 2014. This beautiful collection will be brought to life in a pop-up bookshop, that sells only one book. Drop in to experience surprise performances by some of Ireland’s greatest poets