An Event-Full June Bank Holiday weekend ahead

Dubliners and visitors to the city alike will be truly spoilt for choice this June Bank Holiday weekend with the schedule of events planned for the capital.  

Dublin Port Riverfest 201Starting on our doorstep, literally, Dublin Port Riverfest 2017  will take place along Dublin’s North Wall Quay from Saturday the 3rd of June to   Monday the 5th of June.

The arrival of the Tall ships marks the opening of the festival as they sail into Dublin in advance of Saturday’s event. An action-packed couple of days include many water based activities, headlined by ThunderCat Racing who will perform four times daily. The festival schedule is available here.

ThunderCat Racing Dublin Riverfest 2017

Bloom 2017

The Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest city park, will play host to Bloom 2017 from Thursday the 1st to Monday the 5th of June 2017.  Bloom in the Park celebrates Irish horticulture, food and drink and showcases garden design.

The event has multiplied in size since its conception by Bord Bia and this year features hundreds of exhibitors alongside the show gardens. Bloom is open from 9am to 6pm daily and tickets are available online and at the entrance to the show.

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

This annual event celebrates its 35thanniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the race organisers are awarding heart shaped medals to participants.  The race takes place on Monday June 5th with a starting time of 2pm in Fitzwilliam Street.

The event is renowned as a successful fundraiser for many Irish charities, with most participants having their own story to tell as to which charity they are supporting and why.

For those of you taking part in the event and indeed your supporter’s arrangements for the day can be viewed here .


ely bar and brasserie are now taking reservations for brunch and dinner on Saturday and all-day brunch on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

The bar and brasserie, is located on the side of the chq building over looking George’s Dock not far from the reunion meeting point for Mini Marathon runners at Merrion Square.

ely is the perfect spot to celebrate the achievements of your day with a bite or to enjoy a specially selected cocktail.

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