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Top 6 things to do in Dublin this weekend

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Have you fixed your plans for the weekend? If not then we are more than happy to help. From dance festival to literary festival, mountains challenge, family day, food and drinks and what not….  lots of events are taking place in Dublin this weekend which will definitely trigger your interest. So here is the list of events/exhibitions/activities which will keep you busy and filled with excitement this weekend. Take your pick and enjoy!….

Dublin Dance Festival 2017

The Dublin Dance Festival started on 18th May and is on till 28th May. So this weekend is your last chance to witness some of the breathtaking performances by finest international choreographers and dance companies, programmed alongside emerging and established artists from Ireland. The festival, each year in May, brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. There will be performances by Syrian choreographer and dancer, Mithkal Alzaghair, Chris Haring team from Austria and Company Philip Connaughton among many others on Saturday and Sunday.

For full information regarding tickets and venue for various performances visit their website dublindancefestival.ie.

International Literature Festival Dublin 2017

Founded in 1998, the International Literature Festival Dublin is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and nonfiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and household names together in ways that surprise and inspire. The event started on May 20 and will end on May 28. So if you are a bookworm or an aspiring writer or just a normal human being who loves to engage in intellectual discussions and debate then get down to attend some interesting sessions this weekend.

For more information on the events logon to their website ilfdublin.com.

House 2017

​​Get the inspiration and advice you need to transform your house into the place of your dreams. House can make it happen, all under one roof, with top designers, architects, artists, craftsmen, trend professionals, furniture and home improvement geniuses, all dedicated to beautiful interiors. And all yours for one weekend only. Taking place in Dublin’s RDS from 26th-28th May 2017, house 2017 is an unmissable celebration of interior design, a definitive showcase of world-class interiors with what’s best and what’s next in design.

Visit their website house-event.ie for further information.

Family Day Festival

Weekends are all about family but this weekend is special because Family Day Festival will be celebrated on Saturday 27 May, from 1 to 5pm, in Smithfield Square. So go and join with your family for a fun-filled day of free family entertainment in the heart of Dublin city. Now in its seventh year, Family Day Festival is presented by One Family, Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, or separating. A jam-packed programme of free family-friendly fun includes magician Brian Daly with his blend of tricks and comedy, workshops with Brown Bag Films, Ireland’s Biggest Family Tree, games, storytelling, face painting and lots more for free.

Visit website familyday.ie for more info of events.

Barretstown Dublin Mountains Challenge

Barretstown, the children’s charity for children with serious illnesses, is hosting its 4th annual Dublin Mountains Challenge on Sunday 28th May to raise much needed funds for the charity. Walkers can take on the spectacularly picturesque routes as an individual or as part of a team of four, and there will be volunteers along the route to make sure all those taking part are well looked after. The event will offer two options available to participants. The first route (42km) takes a scenic mountain route from Tallaght Stadium and finishes in Shankill, with about 9/10 hours of walking time. The second route (24km) is shorter and will take approximately 4/5 hours to complete, beginning in Tallaght Stadium and ending in Three Rock.

Logon to barretstown.org for more information.

The House of Peroni

The House of Peroni makes its eagerly anticipated return to Dublin for the second year this coming May. The two week residency will run from Thursday, 25th May until Sunday, 4th June, reprising its spot on the rooftop of 1 Dame Lane in the heart of the city centre. The House of Peroni 2017 will bring to life Gusto d’Italia, the flavours of Italy. It will offer guests a fresh and innovative take on contemporary Italian food, a taste of Peroni Nastro Azzurro’s unique infusions, and one of the best views in the city. Open to the public each night, there is no booking required.

Visit thehouseofperoni.com regarding full details.

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