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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Top 10 free things to do this Patrick's Weekend

Published 14/03/2014 | 13:12

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There is a lot going this weekend, but here are pick of the best things on around the capital.

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1.

REMEMBERING LUKE

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.

 

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STREET FEELINGS

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.

3.

DUBLIN ‘THEN & NOW’

Friday 14th - Monday 17th March

Where: City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin 2

Times: 10am-5pm

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.

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FESTIVAL 5 K ROAD RACE

Sunday 16th March

 Where: Starting on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

  Time: 12pm

 

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!

 

 

5.

FLOATING CINEMA

Sunday 16th March

Where: Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4

Time: 7:30pm

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.

 

6.

TRAD TRIO

Monday 17th February

Where: The Kevin Barry Room, National Concert  Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: Free tickets available in advance  from The National Concert Box Office: 01 417 0000 / www.nch.ie / info@nch.ie

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.

 

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DABBLEDOO MUSIC

 

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!

 

 

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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.

 

10.

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

 

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