Excitement in The Liberties as local festival kicks off today

by Juliana Reyes

Liberties locals are getting ready for another exciting Liberties Festival, with this year’s jampacked festival promising to be the best yet.

Set in the heart of Dublin 8, the festival promises five jam-packed days of music, comedy and other family-friendly activities in locations across the historic locality, and gets started today, July 17.

The Digital Hub hosted the festival’s launch event with performances, speeches and more events last Wednesday, helping to pave the way for the following.

Thursday and Friday will feature a Guinness Walking Tour of the Liberties area, an outdoor cinema showing Song of the Sea, Opera in the Open, and an ‘In Our Shoes’ local walking tour through the Liberties.

Roe & Co Distillery is inviting festival attendees to their opening of their new home on James Street.

On Saturday, festival attendees can participate in The Liberties Trail and go through various events, tours and workshops about the D8 area.

There will also be outdoor yoga in St Patrick’s Park, and an Artfully Market at Lucky’s bar.

A great family fun day will be held on Sunday at St Patrick’s Park, with some great performances and a DJ for children, making it something that mums, dads and their kids can truly enjoy.

Most of the events during the Liberties Festival are free and to participate, you just need to register for tickets on the website.

The Liberties Festival has been a cornerstone of the community since 1970 and has been a summer highlight ever since.

The five-day festival aims to get people exploring and learning more about the area as it continues to grow, and is for everyone who is new to the area, just visiting, or who has been in The Liberties for many years.

For further information on the events and to register for tickets, see www.libertiesfestival2019.com.

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