Well our lovely Isaacs hostellers’ Events and Festival in Dublin get in to full swing in June and the big challenge will be deciding what to squeeze in during your stay. Here are some amazingly diverse events in Dublin for you to get your head around.
Bloomsday Festival 11- 16th June http://bloomsdayfestival.ie/programme/
Whether you ever read James Joyce’s Ulysses or not (more did n’t than did if we are honest! ) you should still partake in some of the madness of Bloomsday which celebrates June 16th a day in Dublin as depicted in Ulysses. From the Bizarre Bloomsday Brunch on Sunday 14th on Great Georges Street North to donning a boater hat and riding a bike around the Dublin to see the City through the eccentric eyes of James Joyce – there is loads happening in 2015 for Bloomsday.You might even be inspired to read the Book!
Science Gallery Homesick until 19th July https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/homesick
Discover the latest Homesick Exhibition at The Dublin Science Gallery . This experience looks at the meanings of home, from rubbish to robots and microbes to micro-dwellings, asking whether the changing nature of home is for better or worse. It’s free and well worth an hour or two out of your day particularly in inclement weather (of which we have to admit does happen in Ireland )
Dublin Midsummer Literary Festival in Howth 5- 7 June 2015 http://www.howthliteraryfestival.com/
Need an excuse to visit the beautiful harbour town of Howth only 20 minutes on the Dart or Bus from Dublin? Then go during the Dublin Midsummer Literary festival attended by some famous Irish Writers from Roddy Doyle. Anne Enright and John Banville. If the weather is good then head up to Howth Head for a bracing walk and amazing views across Dublin Bay.Round off with some Fresh Irish Fish and Chips on the Harbour from Beschoffs and watch the world and the famous seals go by!
Body and Soul Festival 19- 21st June http://bodyandsoul.ie/music/festival-overview/
This small but perfectly formed cult festival in the amazing setting of Ballinglough Castle in Westmeath is an entire experience. Takes place within a 15 century walled garden, it showcases a brilliant line up, secret hideaways and glittering late night discos in the woodlands, an inspirational art trail, spoken word and debate, a magnificent masquerade ball, culinary feasts, steaming hot tubs and seaweed baths and much more. It appeals to both fans of electronic music as to nature lovers, to families with young kids as to the 30 somethings that like the finer things in life, to foodies as to folkies, funksters as to late night revellers.
Check out www.visitdublin .com for all June Events