Great family events planned via ‘Summer in Dublin’ programme!

by Rose Barrett
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DublinTown, the collective voice of businesses in the city centre, is highlighting the attractions for families in the city with a series of free outdoor events titled ‘Summer in Dublin.’

In partnership with Dublin City Council’s Office of City Recovery, DublinTown is organising a series of four free outdoor family fun days to take place at city centre locations on consecutive Sundays – Suffolk Street, July 23; North Earl Street, July 30; Capel Street, August 6 and South King Street, August 13.

Each Sunday, between 1.00pm and 5.00pm, the free outdoor events will generate a fun atmosphere and positive experiences for families to enjoy together in the city centre.

Inga Jakucionyte (l), Rian Gibney, Daniel Gibney and Valesca Pereira at the launch of Summer in Dublin on Suffolk Street. The series of free family fun days takes place in the city centre on four consecutive Sundays from July 23 to August 13 between 1-5pm. See for details. Pic: Leon Farrell, Photocall Ireland.

Garda charity, the Little Blue Heroes Foundation, is the good cause partner of the events. Its vision is to support families of children with serious illnesses, while empowering them through positive community engagement.

Summer in Dublin will bring free fun, keeping families entertained as they shop, socialise and take in some of the culture the city centre has to offer.

Each Sunday, visitors and residents can enjoy giant board games, oversized deck chairs, costumed characters, face-painting, arts and crafts and local business stalls.

Music will be provided through live outdoor broadcasts by Dublin’s FM104 and there will be a free outdoor movie screening on Capel Street on August 6 at 2.00pm, with the choice of film decided by public vote.

The events will take place with the co-operation and input of local businesses.

“There is so much to do in Dublin City Centre for the whole family. I welcome Dubliners and visitors alike for some free summer fun on a Sunday afternoon,” said Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste.

According to Dublin Town CEO, Richard Guiney, Dublin city centre is a wonderful place to spend a weekend afternoon.

“Summer in Dublin has been organised specially to encourage families to experience all that is good about the city at this time of year.” See


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