Enjoy Free Music Here
Canalaphonic returns this weekend, showcasing the best of Irish independent musicians and artists with over 29 live shows taking place across the weekend in Whelan’s and Opium Rooms. There’s something to cater for all music taste too – from rock and roll and jazz, and punk and electro. Performers include The Fontaines, Dawn Chorus, Ten Ton Slug, Gavin Glass, and Elephant. Click here to see the full Whelan’s lineup and here to see the full schedule in Opium Rooms. For more info on Canalaphonic click here.
March For Choice Here
The 5th annual public march for choice takes place today, Saturday, March 24th. Crowds will assemble in The Garden of Remembrance at Parnell square at 1:30PM before marching to Dáil Éireann at 2PM. Amending the Constitution Act of 1983 will mean that women in Ireland will be able to decide whether or not they want to continue or terminate a pregnancy. Current laws protect the life of the unborn child but do not protect the mother, even in cases of severe fatal foetal abnormalities where both the child and babies’ lives are in serious danger. For more info on the march and the full days’ schedule of events click here.
On the last Sunday of every month, sellers, buyers, and trinket collectors flock to the Food Co-op at New Market, Dublin 8, for the Dublin Flea Market. Situated in the heart of the city, the market is a great way to sample local produce in a welcoming environment with other like-minded people. There are over 60 stalls each month selling everything from vintage clothes to second-hand bikes, retro furniture, and random odds and ends – pretty much everything you would expect to find at a flea market. The market also neighbours the Teelings Whiskey Distillery, so your thirst can be easily quenched afterwards. The market runs from 11am to 2pm. For more information click here.
Take A Cruise Here
Looking for something different and unique to do this weekend? Why not take a cruise around Dublin harbour with Dublin Bay Cruises and take in the city as you’ve never seen it before. This full day trip will take you from the city centre passing through Dun Laoighre and finishing at Howth at a cost of only €12 per person. For more information on these trips and more visit the Dublin Bay Cruise website here.
Drink German Beer Here
Oktoberfest returns to Dublin’s George’s Dock for the next 18 days bringing with it world-class entertainment, culture, art, food, fashion, and of course, beer. Now in its ninth year, the event traditionally celebrates beer and travelling funfair culture in Bavaria, Germany. The original event is still held in Germany and attracts more than six million people annually. It’s estimated that at the 2013 Oktoberfest in Germany, 7.7 million litres of beer were served! To see the full timetable and available schedule for this year’s Oktoberfest click here. Prost!