Dublin Made Easy: Events

by Gazette Reporter
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Summer is a great time for children, and Dublin has plenty of fun things to take the kids to. However, as much as we all love spending time with the kids, there’s plenty going on across town to hire a babysitter for and head off for some quality ‘me time’, too.

This week, we take a look at some of the things going on that are perfect for grown-ups (although green-fingered kids will like Bloom). Come rain (inset) or, hopefully, shine, these different events are well worth going along to.

Bloom 2018

LOCATION: The Phoenix Park
Highlight: Cookery demonstrations with Ireland’s best loved chefs

Hairy Gardeners, Moving Statues and Climate Change, it’s just another June Bank Holiday weekend at Bord Bia’s Bloom! The festival returns from May 31 to June 4.

Quality Kitchen Stage
Neven Maguire, Cooking or Family & Friends

The five-day event which showcases the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry will feature 20 spectacular show gardens and endless garden and floral features.

Bloom offers a great day out for all the family featuring arts, crafts, music, food and drink as well as talks, debates, workshops and live cookery demonstrations with some of Ireland’s best loved chefs.

Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster and can also be purchased on the gate. Ticket prices vary from €16 – €25 and children under 16 go free. For more information visit www.bloominthepark.com


Bulmers Forbidden Fruit

LOCATION: The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
Highlight: The 100% Irish stage

Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival is set to return for its 8th instalment on the June Bank Holiday weekend, June 2-4.

The spectacular grounds of Irish Museum of Modern Art will once again play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes.

Set across six stages offering a wide selection of different styles of music, to suit all tastes, you can expect the usual fruity cocktail of great cutting-edge sound, comedy, art, good food, and festival fun.

Acts include; the War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Warpaint, Thundercat, Spoon, Glass Animals, Bonobo, Vincent Stables, Superorganism, Idris Elba and David Kitt.
Tickets on Ticketmaster.

Ginfusion 2018

LOCATION: The Bernard Shaw and The Eatyard

Highlight: Afternoon G+Tea

The Dublin Gin Festival Gin Fusion is back again this year taking over The Bernard Shaw and The Eatyard from May 31 – June 3.

The festival spans across four days and four nights with events, tastings, workshops, pop up markets, classes, cocktail bars, pairings, food, DJs, live music, craic and lots more.

On Saturday, Whitley Neill are hosting a Gin Blending Workshop which will take place in the Eatyard Bunker Kitchen where you can forage for your own botanicals on the roof top and blend your own gin.

Then on Sunday, the hugely popular Afternoon G+Tea will be back as Bloom Gin partner again with The Cupcake Bloke for a decadent gin-based afternoon tea. See www.thebernardshaw.com/ginfusion/

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