Free summer Dublin events

Looking for a bargain? Look no further than the many FREE events on offer this August during National Heritage Week at hundreds of venues around Ireland.

 

Tickle your own fancy with a selection of walks, talks, musical, maritime (naval gazing), classical, re-enactments, storytelling and more. Full details from National Heritage week.

 

Book of kells colouring book Chester Beatty shop DublinIn our flying trip around Dublin, we started at the Chester Beatty library in Dublin Castle grounds, where the free events range from robot-making workshops for teens to tours and lunchtime talks on conservation. And of course you may prefer to go at your own pace check out the many manuscripts, paintings and drawings from across the millennia through Christian, Islamic, Asian and Egyptian times. The library itself is a hidden treasure and was named European museum of the year, an accolade not granted on any other Irish museum. Personally, our favourite was the food at the Silk Road cafe, mouth watering delights to suit your palate and oriental drawings at many different palettes.

 

Guinness brewery DublinGuinness opens its doors for a number of free events at its popular Storehouse location in Dublin city centre. Toucan fans can indulge themselves at the The Evolution of Guinness guide which takes a look at Guinness advertising from the roaring 1920s to the present day and a separate talk on Treasures of the Guinness Archive with historian Barry O’Connor who walks visitors through some of the Guinness treasures. Be warned, tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so pre-booking is essential. The offer does not include free pints of the plain stuff.

 

On a more gothic note, the Bram Stoker Clontarf Heritage Walk takes place this week and covers the battle of bram stoker dublinClontarf, the history of Clontarf Castle, Bram Stoker and more. And you get to stretch those legs in the processwhen you might even stroll along Marino Crescent where a young Mr Stoker was born. For fans of the fang-ed one, his author’s birthplace is still standing with no signs of any nocturnal activity out of the ordinary in the vicinity late at night, well not usually. Bring lots of garlic just in case.

 

 

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