After a week of Learning English at Oscars International, we like to encourage our students to get out into the city itself and see what it has to offer. There is always something to do in this small but lively city and that’s why we love it so much. At Oscars International English School Dublin, we let our students know what’s going on in the great city (aka town) and this week we have a look at three events that are happening near Dublin City Centre and further afield.
Fancy some Opera on your lunch break? This much loved annual Opera Season takes place for the first four Thursdays of this month (starts today!) at the Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. This is about a five minute walk from the school. There is no fee for attending these performances. The Amphitheatre includes a raised stage, surrounded by a seated area and grass verge, ideal for a picnic lunch. The Amphitheatre is easily accessible from Winetavern Street and space is made available for wheelchair users.
August 1st – The Impresario (Mozart)
August 8th – The Rakes Progress (Stravinsky)
August 15th – Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
August 22nd – Faust (Gounod)
This year’s event is celebrating 100 years, making it the oldest continuous river race in Europe. Over 500 swimmers of all ages, abilities and nationalities compete to win the coveted Cup. Wetsuits are not allowed so these brave participants need your support as they make their way 2.2km through the River Liffey. You can watch them as they swim under twelve bridges, battle with the freezing cold and tackle whatever else the river might throw up. This is thoroughly unique event and one that really shouldn’t be missed.
This sounds like a nice day out and if you are into cars, it is a must. From 11.30am to 6pm, the main street in Dalkey will close to welcome hundreds of of classic cars from years gone by.
There will be music, food stalls, antique stalls, vintage clothes and memorabilia.
It is free but bring a few euro for a couple of pints in Finnegan’s. Even if you don’t like cars, it is a nice chance to see Dalkey. Bono might even show up.
You can check out some of the cars that you could see right here: Dalkey Vintage Car Festival