August is a great month to visit Dublin. The days are long, the evenings are warm and there’s no end of Dublin events and things to see and do in the city.
Here’s our pick of what’s on in Dublin this August:
Crestfall is a stunning stage play by Mark O’Rowe – a crime story told through reeling verse that is riveting and unique. It’s in the Abbey Theatre from August 1st to the 12th.
2. Wild Air Run Dublin
On Saturday August 5th you can take part in a 5km run in Marlay Park that’s unlike any other. Wild Air Run is a bouncy, fun-filled, adrenaline rush for everyone.
3. Dublin Horse Show
The Dublin Horse Show at the RDS is the biggest annual sporting and social event in Ireland, with over 100,000 visitors from home and abroad. From August 9th to the 13th.
4. Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017
With most matches in Dublin (and some in Belfast), it will be quite easy to catch some of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 games between the 12 best rugby nations as they play between Aug 9th to the 26th.
5. Dublin Comic Con 2017
Dublin Comic Con still surprises everyone with just how popular it is. This year it’s at the Dublin Convention Centre on Saturday August 12th and Sunday the 13th.
6. Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race
The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race is a 2.2km open water race taking place on 13th August. It’s one of the biggest tidal races of the year – it has been running since 1931 – so if you’re feeling energetic, jump in. Or watch it from the shore with a pint in your hand.
7. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
This is a half marathon, 10k, 5k and family fun run held on August 13th. The routes of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon pass most of Dublin’s most popular sights, including the Guinness Brewery, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and Dublin Zoo.
8. The Big Grill Festival
Barbeques, cooking demonstrations and workshops with the very best chefs, live music and DJs make this a really unusual festival. Catch The Big Grill Festival in Herbert Park on August 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th.
9. Ironman 70.3
The world’s most challenging endurance event is coming to Dublin on August 20th. The Ironman 70.3 mile race includes a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike race and a 13.1 mile run.
10. Dublin City Triathalon
Sunday August 27th sees one of the toughest sporting events return, the Dublin City Triathlon. Including a swim in the Liffey, finishing is an incredible achievement. Watching is eminently more sensible.
11. IFI Family Festival
Movie screenings, workshops, activities and fun for all the kids, the Irish Film Institute Family Festival runs from August 25th to the 27th.
12. LeakyCon 2017
This is the 19th year of LeakyCon and Harry Potter fans from all over the world will descend on CityWest in Dublin for a week-long celebration of The Boy Who Lived. Starts August 31st.
13. Queens of Comedy Tour
Hit TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race brings the Queens of Comedy Tour live show to the Olympia Theatre on August 31st and it promises to be a truly fantastic night in the city.
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