The annual garden festival returns to Phoenix Park for the June bank holiday weekend, exploring practical gardening and taking in reams of colourful displays, as well as talks on anything from health to politics, culture to cooking. June1-5
Dublin Flea Market
The monthly flea market series in Newmarket sees the fantastic Dublin Food Co-Op expand outside its front doors, with half of Newmarket square filled with treasures for sale. May 28
Guns N Roses
The legendary and notoriously unreliable American rockers are as close to their original form as they have been in years, and will turn up in Slane for the wonderfully named Not In This Lifetime tour. May 27.
Once the controversial financial minister tasked with saving a collapsing Greek economy, Yanis Varoufakis’ reputation in the economic world precedes him. He’ll talk about economies and his new book at the Literature Festival at the RDS. May 28.
Damo Suzuki Network
The legendary Japanese artist – once the frontman of Can – brings his musical improvisation to the Grand Social, where he’ll be accompanied by members of local star acts Girl Band and Meltybrains? as they explore the world of Krautrock. May 27.
Fast-rising act from Kildare, Picture This are the hottest property in Irish music, having formed in just 2015. To date they only have a single EP, but will be playing their brand of pop rock in the Olympia Theatre for an incredible run. May 30-June 4.
IADT Graduate Exhibition
The artsy side of the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology put their work on display ahead of graduation, with works in photography, television production, art, 3D design on display from May 26 to June 1.
Opium Closing Party
The popular three-room nightlife venue on Wexford Street is having one last blow out before shutting down for a refurb that will take until the end of the summer, after which they say they’ll be ‘unrecognisable’. May 29.
New album of the week
New Order – NOMC15. A live album from the descendants of Joy Division, NOMC15 features live versions of many of the tracks from latest album, as well as delivering the classics .