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

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

22 Jun 2017

Here are the five BEST things to do in Dublin this weekend courtesy of Snapchat star James Kavanagh!

1) Body & Soul 

My favourite festival of the year is back, and tickets are still available! It's v magical and chill but you still get loose. Check out the Bulmers Lounge, where I'll be for most of it because it's gorge and has loads of deadly performances and Irish music. Tickets and more info: http://bodyandsoul.ie/

2) Mother Pride Block Party, Saturday @ The Tivoli  

Loreen will be performing at this, as in EUUUUPPPHHHOORRIIAAA! I'll say no more. "Get ready for our biggest party of 2017! We're loading up the glitter cannon, stocking the bars and re-building our Pride festival site up in the grounds of the Tivoli Theatre! We’ll be installing a massive main stage, bars, food stalls, bespoke interactive installations & everything needed for a bangin proud block party. Join us after the parade!" Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mother-pride-block-party-2017-sat-june-24-tickets-34595454937
 
 

3) The Reopened National Gallery 

If you want some chill vibes, head to the refurbished National Gallery - a wing of it has been closed for 6 years and is now brand new and shiny and is getting rave reviews. The first exhibition to open in the revamped space is the ‘Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry'. More info: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/
 

4) The Gayest Ball Ever, Friday @ The Generator  

Get ready to vogue! Celebrating Dublin Pride, a group of fab queens are throwing a Vogue ball to raise some much needed funds for HIV Ireland. They'll be teaming up with some of Irelands fiercest Queens in order to make it the Grandest and Gayest ball ever. Categories are: Butch queen 
Drag Queen & Femm Queen. More info: https://tinyurl.com/ydcecopr

 

5) The Stoneybatter Festival, Saturday & Sunday   

This is the first year and it sounds so cute. There'll be food, music and lots of lovely things to walk around and look at - a proper neighborhood festival! This is the best bit: "local resident Pauline McLynn of Fr Ted fame with assistance from Anna Nolan of the Great Irish Bake-off will judge cake and sandwich competitions with tea-cosies specially knitted by Mrs Doyle herself as prizes for the winners." More info: http://stoneybatterfestival.ie/