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What to do Dublin August 2018

Looking for what to do in Dublin in August 2018. There are stacks of events in Dublin this August that the crew at Isaacs Hostel would recommend . Events include Beatyard ,the Rock n roll half marathon,  the Big Grill festival and hundreds of free events during the National Heritage week. In Dublin there’s always something happening and the biggest challenge for you will be to choose what to fit into your trip during your stay at Isaacs Hostel!

Beatyard 3-5th August 

Beatyard is a fantastic music and arts festival in Dun loaghaire ( just a dart ride away from Isaacs) which features food areas, demonstrations, workshops, markets, a Gamesyard for board games and computer games, Brewtonic Bars dedicated to craft beer whiskey, rum, gin and fine wines, Banteryard with talks, panels and debates, Studioyard with art, design and tech installations, Boatyard with on-water boat parties, Kidsyards with music, games and competitions, not to mention the many exceptional music performers including Little Dragon, Kamasi Washington, the Skatalites, John Talabot, Joy Orbison, I Am The Cosmos, Le Boom, Bad Bones, a DJ set by Modeselektor, and much, much more

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon  11-12th August 2016

rock n roll marathon Dublin near isaacs hostelThis half marathon , 10k and 5 k course highlights the beauty and vibrancy of Dublin. .Local bands and entertainers will provide music every mile along the course. Rock ‘n’ Roll is the theme but there will also be plenty of local flavour to the musicians. A celebratory atmosphere at the finish line includes a free concert and great entertainment, sponsor activities, food vendors and VIP hospitality.

The All-Ireland Gaelic Football championships   August  2018

all ireland football Gaa atcroke park august 2016This uniquely Irish sport of GAA has its home at Croke Park in Dublin and during August the All Ireland championship is in full swing  with the hotly contested super 8  quarter finals and semi finals  finals are in full swing . Whose county and colours will you be waving on match day?

For each of these games, the iconic Croke Park stadium will packed to the rafters, creating an atmosphere perhaps unparalleled to any other sporting occasion across Europe.With Gaelic football having been a national pastime since the 16th century, catching a game is an incredible dose of Irish culture as much as it is a thrilling sporting showcase. www.crokepark.ie

The Big Grill Festival  16-18th August 2018

If you look for good food and amazing flavours you’ll surely find them at The Big Grill festival. It takes place 16-18th August at Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Apart from being able to taste some of the best BBQ’s places in the world, the Big Grill also offers people competitions (mostly extra spicy challenges), craft beer stands (to help you prepare for the last weekend of August), Talks+demos and so much more. Be sure to get tickets on-line for this incredible festival

 

National Heritage Week  18-26th August 2018

NatiNHW_2015_Logoonal Heritage week is week long event with lots of free heritage activities and tours . You can choose from bell ringing tours of  Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for example ,get a free admission in Casino at Marino, and join an Open day at The Georgian Townhouse, Art talks and tours, etc. If you are interested in Irish history and heritage get your fix here

These great Festivals and Events in Dublin this August 2018  are a perfect excuse to come to Dublin so come join us at Isaacs Hostel and we will point you inn the right direction