James Kavanagh's 5 Best Things To Do in Dublin This Weekend

James Kavanagh's 5 Best Things To Do in Dublin This Weekend
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

7 Sep 2017

5 deadly things to do in Dublin this weekend courtesy of our Snapchat pal James Kavanagh!

1) The Fringe Festival, 9th - 24th

The Fringe is back this weekend! Such a perfect opportunity to soak up the theatre talent in Ireland. Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences. More info: http://fringefest.com

2) The Doggie Do with Dogs Trust, Sunday @ Herbert Park

The Doggie Do with Dogs Trust is a family-friendly festival for and about dogs on September 10th 2017 at Herbert Park. We'll have cultural chats and artistic workshops at The Cultured Canine, a chill out area called Doggie & Soul, great ReTail Therapy shopping and of course the crowning of ‘The Dog Of Dublin 2017’ at our Canine Costume Competition. Our friends from Dogs Trust will be onsite with lots of fun & games too. More info:http://www.thedoggiedo.com/

3) Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta, Saturday & Sunday 

Feel like sailing away this weekend? Listen up... "The IDBA in conjunction with Plurabelle Paddlers are holding their 7th international dragon boat regatta in Dublin, Ireland's capital city. Teams are invited to take part in a fun filled day of dragon boat racing. NO previous experience is required. We will provide the equipment and helms, you just provide the paddlers and drummer. Dragon boating-one of the largest team sports in the world today. It's 20 paddlers, a drummer and a helm per boat to stay fit, healthy and have fun!" More info: http://www.dragonboat.ie/events/

4) Startup Salon, Thursday @ Dogpatch Labs

Got an interest in trying to solve life's problems? "Since 2015 Startup Salon has been inspiring aspiring entrepreneurs and corporate innovators to follow their dream of working for themselves. The key question around which our panel discussions have revolved, is what is the founder's purpose and how are they using technology to make an impact on the world? This edition is no different. We are taking a look into the near future. According to many experts the next industrial revolution is upon us and it will be driven by purpose as much as profit. So aspiring entrepreneurs looking to create successful technology businesses; this one is a not-to-miss! Founders and experts, will be sharing their thoughts on the following purpose driven areas: Sustainabilty, Energy, iot and future cities, Social enterprise, Inclusion and disabilty. If you're interested in any of these topics and are driven by the desire to use entrepreneurship to solve some of the most pressing problems of the future, then please join us for another inspiring evening!" More info: https://startupsalondub.com/

5) The Great Pink Run, Saturday @ Phoenix Park 

Breast Cancer Ireland’s Great Pink Run with Avonmore Slimline Milk – Saturday 9th September 2017 in the Phoenix Park. With a 10k Challenge with Irish Olympian, Sonia O Sullivan, setting the pace as well as a 5k Fun Run, Jog or Walk the dog, there IS something for everyone, men, women and children as everyone knows someone who has been affected. This is a great way to come out and show your support and help us in our Race for a Cure. With 1 in 9 women developing the disease in their lifetime, everybody knows someone that has been affected, whether a family relative, friend, or member within the community – making it all the more important to continue investing in research to help transform breast cancer from often being a fatal disease to a long term treatable illness. More info: http://www.greatpinkrun.ie/