5 Things to Do This Week
Red Line Book Festival
11-17 October, Dublin
Held in October each year, the Red Line Book Festival celebrates the very best in local, national and international writing. The festival takes place in various venues across South Dublin County and is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts.
This year’s festival returns with a blended programme of online and offline events. The events and workshops will appeal to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults and casual readers to book worms. Our line-up of events covers areas such as history, drama, poetry, music and literature.
The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival
Until 7 Nov, Meath
According to legend, Samhain, the ancient Celtic Festival that we now call Halloween, originated here in Co. Meath in the Boyne Valley. Samhain was said to mark the harvest and a time of transition, with feasting and celebration as the long winter nights approached. To this day the Boyne Valley has remained the home of Halloween, the modern equivalent of Samhain. Whether is ‘Fun by Day’ or ‘Fright by Night’, spine-tingling fun awaits for young and old alike in the Spirits of Meath festival. Enter if you dare!
Pipeworks Autumn Festival
16 – 17 & 23-24October, Dublin and Online
Pipeworks has brought to Irish audiences a diverse programme of music-making with the organ at its centre, fully exploiting not only the wonderful range of instruments to be found in Ireland, but the splendid cathedrals, churches and concert halls which house them.
This autumn the celebrate ‘A Festival of Anniversaries’….
Celebrating Josquin des Prez, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Marcel Dupré
ANDREW DEWAR (UK) | VINCENT DUBOIS (FR) | MARTIN JOHNSON | ANDREW JOHNSTONE | DAVID LEIGH | DANIEL MOULT (UK) | ANNE MARIE O’FARRELL | THE MORNINGTON SINGERS conducted by ORLA FLANAGAN
Great Pink Run
16 – 17 October, Nationwide (Virtual)
Again, this year the Great Pink Run will be a virtual event where you can run, jog or walk in your own community. Raising vital funds for Brest Cancer Ireland help turn the world pink this weekend….
Open House Dublin
15-17 October, Dublin
Open House Dublin is the annual celebration of architecture and built heritage presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation. This year the festival will take place Friday 15th October to Sunday, 17th October 2021.
With an exciting mix of in-person and online events, the festival invites you to explore the architecture and experience the city from a different perspective. Join us for guided building tours, workshops, outdoor tours, talks, virtual tours and film screenings.
Pre-book through link below
Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of the current HSE Covid -19 guidelines at all times.
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