At Oscars International English School Dublin, we like to let our students know what’s going on in the great city of Dublin. Dublin is a small but vibrant city with great galleries, wonderful parks and some of the best pubs in the world. This week we have a look at three events that are happening near Dublin City Centre.
Now in its third year, the Stoneybatter Festival is a celebration of this bustling and increasingly fashionable local community in the heart of Dublin 7.
The festival will be launched on Friday evening by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and you can expect a weekend of fun, frolics and, hopefully, lots of free stuff! Highlights of the weekend include Mrs Doyle’s Tea Party, with Mrs Doyle from Father Ted herself pouring the tea, while the bizarrely named, Woofstock, will feature a best dressed dog competition. Promises to be a bit of fun.
Dublin Pride kicks off this week and there are a whole series of events taking place across Dublin over the next ten days. The pick of the bunch for this weekend is probably this really interesting tour of Kilmainham Gaol which focusses on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prisoners associated with the building.
Find out more about the role played by gay men and women in the struggle for Irish independence and how the jail was used as a place of punishment for those convicted of homosexual crimes in the 19th and early 20th century. There are some fascinating stories. The tour is free but you will need to book in advance. You will also need to be up early. The tour starts at 10a.m.
If you like your superheroes and your comics then this weekend’s Comic Con is the only place to be this weekend. Star Trek star Walter Koening (Pavel Chekov) is in town. David Mazouz, who played the young Bruce Wayne in Fox’s Gotham is also there for the two days and there are a whole list of events, talks and workshops happening over the weekend. Weekend tickets cost €30, with the lowest price, €15, for a day pass. It promises to be fun.