James Kavanagh's 5 Best Things To Do in Dublin!

James Kavanagh's 5 Best Things To Do in Dublin!
Rachael Ryan
Rachael Ryan

5 Oct 2017

5 amazing things to do in Dublin this weekend- picked by the fabulous James Kavanagh! 

1) A Night for Clara, Saturday @ The Button Factory  

I didn't know this lovely woman, but it seems everyone in Dublin did. She recently took her life and her friends have come together to host a night in celebration of her. It's a tenner in and all proceeds raised will go to Pieta House. "Music from the Newbridge All Stars (DJ Deece, Conor C, Mix & Fairbanks, Dess Aston), Cormac Hedderman, and Dead Sound". More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/116354245782912

2) Strandhill Food Festival, Saturday @ Sligo Airport  

OK, not quitttteeee in Dublin, but myself and William are doing a cooking demo at it so I thought I better give it a shoutout! We'll be making some delicious seaweed infused Currabinny recipes at 6:45pm in the Terminal Building. "Hangar 1 will become home to over 30 food stalls/producers from across Ireland, whilst the terminal building will host food demonstrations from top food bloggers, local chefs and cookbook authors. Festival goers will be able to tantalise their taste buds while enjoying some of the best live music in the North West. Family friendly entertainment will also be provided. Adults: €5 Children: Free Admission." More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2020143858208744

3) Ranelagh Arts Festival, this weekend @ Ranelagh 

"Ranelagh Arts Festival returns to Dublin with a rich and various programme! Comedy, Music, Literature, Cinema, Visual Arts and fun for all the family. A group of Ranelagh residents came together in 2005 to deliver an innovative and inclusive Arts Festival for the local community. Since then the festival has featured local artists and musicians, performances by children from the area, poetry, plays, film, history and photography. Internationally recognised artists that have been part of Ranelagh Arts include Paul Brady, Maura O’Connell, John Banville, Anne Enright, Anthony Cronin, Ken Doherty, Donal O’Sullivan and our very own Maureen O’Hara." More info: https://www.facebook.com/ranelaghartsfestival/

4) Dublin Festival of History, this weekend @ various locations 

"The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate in the late Autumn. Previous speakers include: Jung Chang, Alison Weir, Tom Holland, Simon Schama, Peter Frankopan, Richard Evans, Charles Spencer, Hew Strachan, Peter Snow and many more. The fifth Dublin Festival of History will take place from 29th September to 14th October 2017. This year’s Festival will have an exciting new Living History day for children and families at Richmond Barracks. Called “Touch, Feel, Live, Love History” you can expect re-enactors, dressing up sessions, drama, history stories and much more, an ideal outing for the young history lover!" More info: http://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

5) Five Points Harolds Cross

I'm always on the hunt for a gorge cafe for lunchy-brunchy bits. Glad I found this place. It's where you wanna go if you fancy indulgent toasties, great coffee and a nice atmosphere. More info: https://www.facebook.com/fivepointshx/?fref=ts