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Weekend Guide: From outdoor cinema to festivals of lost skills, here’s what’s on around Ireland


By Sarah Gill
12th May 2023

Festival of Lost Skills

Weekend Guide: From outdoor cinema to festivals of lost skills, here’s what’s on around Ireland

Making plans for the weekend ahead? Whether you’re in the mood for a spot of theatre, a celebration of craft beer, or a top notch gig — here’s the best of what’s on from Friday 12 May to Sunday 14 May.

Soup Day at Caribou

12 May, Caribou, Woodquay, Galway

Teaming up with the folks at garage beer co, Galway’s Caribou are dedicating Friday to being one of many bars across Europe to hold a day dedicated to their beautiful flagship beer ‘Soup’. If you like your IPAs hoppy and feel your craft beer palate may be in need of broadening, head down to this Woodquay watering hole to sample some Soup El Dorado, Soup Enigma, and Soup DIPA from 4pm.

The Open Gate Brewery Outdoor Cinema

13 & 14 May, OGB, 53 James St, St. James’s Gate, Dublin

Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Happenings, in association with this year’s Culture Date with Dublin 8, are hosting an exciting double bill of classic Irish movies, Sing Street on Saturday and Intermission on Sunday. The bar will be open, and there’ll be a complimentary beer with your name on it, so bring some picnic blankets and comfy things to curl up on. Also, while the area is covered, you’re still outdoors, to make sure you wrap up warm.

The Shawshank Redemption

Until 13 May, The Gaiety Theatre

Despite protests of his innocence, Andy Dufresne is handed a double life sentence for the brutal murders of his wife and her lover. Incarcerated in the notorious Shawshank facility, he quickly learns that no one can survive alone. Andy strikes up an unlikely friendship with the prison fixer Red, and things start to take a slight turn for the better. However, when Warden Stammas decides to bully Andy into subservience and exploit his talents for accountancy, a desperate plan is quietly hatched… More information here.

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

Until 14 May, various venues across Dublin city

Marking 20 years of theatre for everybody this May, the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is a celebration of love, diversity, and creativity that brings together some of the best LGBTQ+ theatre talents from around the world. Creating new opportunities for visibility and affirmation for existing and emerging gay artists and theatrical works, the festival includes works by gay writers, works that have a gay relevance or theme, or works that include either performance or another artistic contribution by gay people.

Rekindle: Festival of Lost Skills

14 May, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Clare

Rekindle is an intergenerational festival of lost skills celebrating and showcasing the knowledge of older people in our communities that can help us all to live a truly sustainable life. Exhibitors will display and share their skills ranging from blacksmithing, weaving, basket making and water divination, to storytelling, traditional music playing and much more at The Courthouse Gallery and partner venues. In addition to demonstrating skills, the festival will have a market at this year’s festival featuring businesses making products by hand and with traditional methods!

Featured image via Festival of Lost Skills