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BBQ, beer and music fests - lots still to do this summer

As September looms there is a host of events taking place in the capital making the most of the final few weeks of sunny 

The Big Grill BBQ and Craft Beer Festival takes place this Friday to Sunday in the leafy surrounds of Ballsbridge's Herbert Park.

Top chefs will be preparing the best quality Irish meat and visitors will have the chance to taste steaks cooked in a variety of styles from around the world.

Also kicking off this weekend is the Jack of Diamonds Rhythm and Roots Festival.

The free event, which runs 
until the following Monday, will be held in a number of different locations throughout the Dame District and Temple Bar areas.

It will comprise of 100 
live acts across ten stages 
showcasing Dublin's best blues, 
roots, folk, Americana and 
traditional Irish music.

Over 400,000 people nationwide are expected to take part in National Heritage Week which runs from August 23 to 31.


The majority of the 1,600 
events on offer are free with 
highlights in Dublin including a Family History Open Day held 
at the Dublin City Library and 
Archive on Pearse Street on Tuesday, August 26.

There will be help and advice from a team of genealogists from Eneclann as well as a series of talks on Irish family history.