The weather isn’t looking the best for the weekend, sadly, so we’ve picked five things to do in Dublin come rain, hail, or (fingers crossed) shine.
Ah, the weekend! For those who don’t work in retail or bars (soz, guys) it’s a welcome break at the end of the week. This weekend there’s so much happening around Dublin, and it finally feels like we are starting to crawl in the summer. It was looking shakey there for a while, so we’re glad to see a few days of uninterrupted sun. With everyone’s sights set on the weekend, it’s good to have a plan of action so you can make the most of it. To that end we’ve gathered some of the best things to do in Dublin over the next couple of days. So grab your crew and get out and about as we shared our top tips for the weekend ahead.
5 Things To Do In Dublin
Fancy starting your Friday evening with vintage, designer and high street clothes for a fraction of the cost? This Friday The Fashion Revival are holding a pre-loved fashion evening in the Ranelagh Arts Centre. Pop along for a evening fun and shopping, as you get to browse a carefully curated selection of vintage, designer, and high street items. You can expect to find pieces from contemporaries such as The Kooples or Massimo Dutti, as well as loads of vintage gems. And if you’ve something you’d like to give in, then you’ll be given a voucher to pick up something free on the night. More details can be found on their Facebook event page.
Pursued by Dogs are relatively new to the Irish music scene, but are already gathering a good name for themselves. Their debut album will be launching later this year, but to give you a taster of things to come they are launching their EP “A Tunnel | Whiskey Ruin” on May 13th in The Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay. Described as “indietronica” they make music with guitars, keys, bass, synths and computers. But they prefer to but they prefer this description “…at the line between sad and blissful, a fuzzy end-of-the-night type of music that’s simultaneously affecting and rousing.” Tickets are €8 on the door (€5 for you early birds) and support will be from MKAI. We’re also running a competition on the HQ page to win two tickets to this event, you can enter here.
Culture Date with Dublin 8 is a new initiative that will take place over the weekend. The idea is to get people out and about to explore some of Dublin’s most famous landmarks, including Richmond Barracks, the Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park, and IMMA. All the events are free but we suggest booking asap as many do require tickets. Tickets for some of the events have sold out, but they’ve added more to some tours due to popular demand. Our top picks for this event would be the guided tour of IMMA, or The Women of the Gaol tour in Kilmainham Gaol. You can find more information here.
David O’Doherty is just fantastically brilliant, and he’s bringing his new show “Big Time” to Vicar Street on May 14th. Supported by a special guest, you can expect his usual blend of mad-cap humour, brand new jokes, and songs. The first time I saw David O’Doherty was back in college, and I’ve seen him countless times since. You are guaranteed to have a great night, and Vicar st is a brilliant venue to see a comedian. Tickets are priced €25, and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets. You can find more information here.
We couldn’t pick five things to do in Dublin without including something active, and something from our members. And yes, we know it’s Wicklow and not Dublin, but it’s only a short jaunt away. For those who are looking for something a little more outdoorsy, our Guys and Girls group are heading for a hike a Tonelagee. The route is roughly 4hrs, and is a little tough in parts so it’s best suited for intermediate/regular hikers. This event is members only, but you can find all the details here. You can expect stunning views like the one below.
So there you have it, our picks for things to do in Dublin this weekend. We know that there’s loads of other stuff going on too. So if there’s anything you’d like to shout about – pop it in the comments! And if you’re out and about with the crew, we’d love to see some snaps. Make sure you tag @GirlCrewHQ or use #GirlCrew to share some crew love. Whatever you get up to this weekend, have fun.