Exploring Dublin

What to do during June Bank Holiday 2018

by stephaniehiggins
16 May 2018 · 2 min read
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Make sure you don’t get bored on your extra day off in June! We selected some great events around Dublin that are worth visiting on bank Holiday.

Stroll around at Bloom Festival

Take the whole family to the outdoor Bloom festival in Phoenix Park! The festival will feature more than 30 superb show gardens from Ireland’s top horticultural talent. It also provides many attractions to entertain people both young and old and children will be delighted with the playground located right beside the show gardens and visitor’s centre.

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Did you see Flúirse Fingal at last years Bloom Festival? ‘Flúirse’ is Irish for abundance, and was the central theme of this concept garden from last year #Bloominthepark

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Visit Youbloom Dublin Music Summit

This festival is all about live music. Almost 100 local and international bands are playing over 5 days on the main music stage at the Bloom festival in Phoenix Park and over 3 evenings at indoor and outdoor stages in Dublin’s city centre. Learn from leading experts, masterclasses and keynotes and get connected to musicians, industry professionals and organizations who are active in the music industry.

Admire art at the Emil Nolde exhibition

In the National Gallery of Ireland, the Emil Nolde exhibition is going on. The German expressionist was a printmaker and prolific painter. It’s the first time in Ireland that his work is shown and lots of colourful art is to be expected.

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A friend recommend a while back that I go see the #emilnolde exhibit @nationalgalleryofireland So today after work, I hurried in to see it before closing time. And wow the colours! They're amazing. #feelinginspired #art #artculture #artinspiration #galleryvisit #colourislife #sparetime #culturevulture #colourists #expressionistart

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Have a look at Forbidden Fruit Festival

Electro fans will be in their element on this Bank Holiday at the Forbidden Fruit Festival. The festival is set to return with a vibrant program combining music, art, fashion and food, all across six stages. This 8th edition will be hosted once again on the spectacular grounds of Irish Museum of Modern Art and is considered as the grand-opening to the festival season.

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One month to go until #FF18 ?? See you down the front! ?? #haveyougotyourticketyet #linkinbio

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Visit The Great Hunger: Coming Home exhibition

This exhibition is a special one, because it’s world largest collection of Famine-related art and comes all the way from Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut. The collection constitutes a direct link to the past of almost 6.5 million Irish, and 40 million Irish-American people.

Watch The Last Ship in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The last ship can be admired in the Bord Gaís Energy Theatre on Bank Holiday (till the 9th of June). The Last Ship features an original score with music and lyrics by the well-known musician Sting. It is the first time the show can be seen in Ireland, for more information and tickets visit the website.

These are only a few examples of the great things you can do on Bank Holiday. If you’re not feeling like going to an event, just ask the reception for other recommendations. They will be more than happy to help out and find the perfect thing to do.