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Here’s what’s happening around the country this weekend

When it comes to planning your weekends during the summer season, you really are spoiled for choice. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Mastercard® to bring you the ultimate event guide every weekend for the rest of the summer. Your weekend starts here:


‘Cassettes Vs Vinyl’ Ebow Gallery Launch

Old-skool music lovers rejoice: an art exhibition of the transient nature of pop music culture will see Ebow gallery (of David Bowie photography show fame) transformed into a record store filled with paintings, prints and sculptures of supersized collectables and mixtapes.

With work by ‘The Specials’ bass player, Horace Panter and artist friends Morgan Howell and Chris Barton, this music-themed bonanza showcases hits from The Sex Pistols, The Clash and Bowie in a nostalgia evoking manner.

P.S. It’s also the perfect opportunity to pick up a limited edition print to add a retro vibe to those bare millennial walls of yours.



Loading the flight case for #cassettevsvinyl #dublin🍀 @ebowdublin

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Vodafone Comedy Festival

If you only do one thing this weekend, make it an outing to this year’s annual side-splitting festival in the Iveagh Gardens.

With an impressive line up of international and Irish comedians, festival-goers can soak up the playground atmosphere in the beautiful walled gardens and enjoy the colourful array of street performers, live music and gourmet food and drinks. Highlight jokesters over the weekend include PJ Gallagher, Tommy Tiernan, Alison Spittle and Foil, Arms and Hog.

Buy any ticket for any show, and the ticket will be your festival pass for the entire day to hang out in the gardens and see even more comedy at the free Laughter Lab tent.

Music Under The Bridges

Now this is a unique way to spend a Sunday. City Kayaking has called in some of the best musicians in town to play UNDER the most iconic bridges in Dublin for a kayaking excursion with a twist.

Hop into your kayak and paddle through the city, stopping at different bridges along the Liffey, where musicians will play a 20 minute set of their own original tunes. The whole experience lasts about three hours, and don’t worry - it’s guaranteed to be a high tide, which makes for easy paddling. You won’t find a better live gig setting than this.

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Bar Monkey Festival

A celebration of ‘bodyweight movement’, this active festival in Loughlinstown features workshops and demonstrations in Calisthenics, Parkour, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira, and is a must-visit for anyone interested in new forms of training (or those who just want to marvel at how amazing the human body is).

There’s exciting Calisthenics competitions on the day of Calisthenics with athletes from all over the country, so you’re sure to leave this fit fest feeling inspired for the week ahead - think of it as instant motivation to pack a gym bag as soon as you get home.



Omey Races

Often referred to as ‘The other Galway Races’, Omey Races take place this Sunday, with horses racing on the stretch of sand connecting Omey island to mainland.

With up to nine races on the card, there’s opportunities for young, upcoming jockeys to hone their skills, while providing a great day out for spectators. More suited to those who prefer sandals over stilettos (you won’t find any fancy Ladies Day fashion here), the Omey Races are great craic and the perfect excuse to pack a gourmet picnic for the beach.

Bring a blanket (and let’s be real here, a raincoat too) and see if you can strike lucky.


#omeyraces #omeyisland

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Brewery Tour of Connemara

A chilled way to discover some of the most amazing beers from micro breweries along the Wild Atlantic Way, this guided brewery tour on Sunday takes you on a hoppy journey through Connemara.

Start the tour in the oldest bar in Galway trying some almond milk beer from Soulmates then over to the Galway Bay Brewery in the Oslo where you’ll have a light bite to eat with a selection of their stunning beers before skipping over to Independent brewery, who brew a range of beer inspired by the sea and marine life of Connemara.

The tour finishes up in the famous Galway Hooker brewery, where beer master Alain will explain the entire process before ending in their custom built tasting room to sample their creations alongside local cheese. Is this the dream day out or what? You betcha.


Skibbereen Arts Festival

Now in its 9th year, Skibbereen Arts Fest is a world-class programme of music, film, theatre, exhibitions, poetry, installations, workshops, walks, talks and a spectacular 1970s street disco.

Saturday’s top picks include an outdoor screening under the stars of Saturday Night Fever, an experimental overnight (BYOB in this case stands for Bring Your Own Bedding) art project,This is Not a Dream, which encourages people to engage creatively with urgent social and political issues, and an historical walking tour of Skibbereen.

Sunday sees live music from Eddie Reader and the chance to pop into ongoing exhibitions of photography, sculpture, and art.

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