Get Outdoors – Our top 3 Activities
George Gershwin could have been speaking about Dublin when he wrote the immortal lyrics ‘Summer Time and the living is easy’. This Summer has started with a bang and the second part of July is proving no exception with a wide array of brilliant things to see and do. As with all good outdoor events, don’t forget to pack your sun cream, sun hat (and your brollie and poncho!)
Movie buffs can head to Merrion Square in the heart of Georgian Dublin for the ‘Happenings’ Outdoor screening of cult film ‘Amelie’ on Friday the 17th of July. Gates will open at 8pm, the film commences at 10:15pm finishing just after midnight. Delicious food and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the onsite Irish Village Market. It can get chilly so remember to pack some warm clothes to enjoy the show and the great vibes of this outdoor hangout. As an evening show, admission has been restricted to adults only. Tickets cost just €5.00 at the Gate.
Ireland’s newest boutique festival Longitude runs from the 17th -19th of July in the one of our favourite outdoor gig venues – Marley Park. Singing sensation Hozier, Indie rockers Alt-J and electronic superstars, The Chemical Brothers will be rocking South County Dublin through the mid-July weekend. The quality choice of music is complimented by a Longitudes list of food stalls – festival goers are spoilt for choice with great gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options in addition to all the tried and tested food stalls onsite. To save your cash for the music festival take the number 16 Dublin Bus from College Green which leaves you just outside the Marley Park venue or alternatively take the Marathon Festival Shuttle service from Customs House Quay direct to the gates. Longitude tickets cost €59.50 per day; €149.50 for a weekend ticket and can be purchased online from Ticketmaster. To get a taste of what’s in store check out the video of Longitude 2014 action
Comedy lovers head straight to the Vodaphone Comedy festival in the gorgeous Iveagh Gardens taking place from the 23rd – 26th of July. 80 of Ireland’s top comedians are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and have you chuckling in one of the five fully seated venues. The event is organised so that you get to see four to five performers per 90 minute show. Book you tickets here (average cost €25 per show). If the sun is shining head to the park early and soak in the atmosphere, enjoy some ‘al fresco nibbles’ and listen to the live music. Click here to view a map of the Iveagh Gardens which is a short 5 minute walk from Stop 7 on the City Sightseeing Dublin Bus or a 10-12 minute walk from Trinity College.+