Sunday 20 October 2019

If you do one thing this week... Delve into Dylan

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

DylanFest on the Lough, Ireland's only annual festival of the music of Bob Dylan, in Moville, Donegal, will take place from Thursday to Sunday, in this picturesque town as well as on the shores of Lough Foyle.


The nominations are open for the 2015 People of the Year Awards, giving you a chance to honour someone who did something life-changing. The closing date for nominations is Monday, September 14, and the awards, organised by Rehab, will be broadcast live on RTÉ One on Saturday December 5.


In her talk "Life, Love and Death in the Mariners' Parish, 1900 - 1939", writer Julie Parsons will tell the story of the families of the Mariners' Church (now the Maritime Museum) in Dun Laoghaire, where her grandfather, Canon Chamberlain was rector for 35 years, on Thursday at 7pm in the Lexicon, the new library in Dun Laoghaire.


Thousands of people are expected to visit Dun Laoghaire today for the annual Ukulele Hooley by the Sea. The Hooley - named by Trivago (the international online hotel booking website) as one of the "five great British and Irish events to go to in August"- will see the world's foremost ukulele players perform.


The Dalkey Lobster Festival, with the best of local jazz music and delicious Irish seafood, takes place on Castle Street from Friday to Sunday. Performers include Bagatelle and The Cuban All Stars, and the festival aims to promote dining in Dalkey.

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