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What’s Happening in Dublin this weekend (December 22nd) – Free Events

We’re rounded up five cool things happening this week in Dublin for Free!

It’s Christmas, and I won’t lie theres so many event this week but also no big events! A lot of community things happening, so look at your local event boards and get involved with your friends and family 🙂 

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We’ve got 5 cool things to do in Dublin this weekend!

The Holly & The Iveagh

People and Places Exhibition

The Christmas Eve Busk

Tie-Dye Christmas Market

Santa Dash

The Holly & the Iveagh

Farmleigh House – Saturday 23rd – 11am

Explore the enchanting world of holly and uncover the captivating stories of the Guinness Iveaghs at Farmleigh House. Join us for an outdoor walk led by a knowledgeable guide, as we embark on a journey to discover the hidden gems of this magnificent estate.

On Saturday 23rd December at 11:00 a.m., we invite you to join us for this immersive tour that will last approximately one hour. Delve into the fascinating history of the Guinness Iveaghs, distinguished Lords and Ladies who have left their indelible mark on the Estate. Learn about their unique contributions, from the creation of magnificent follies to the cultivation of stunning flora that adorns Farmleigh.

Please note that the tour involves walking along garden paths, which vary in surfaces such as gravel and grass. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather, ensuring you are both comfortable and prepared to fully enjoy the experience.

This tour is suitable for adults and children over 12, providing an educational and enjoyable experience for all ages. Please keep in mind that the maximum number of participants for this tour is limited to 20, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience for each attendee.

To secure your place on the tour, we kindly ask that you make a booking online through Eventbrite. Book now through the link here!

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Farmleigh House while discovering the captivating tales behind the holly and the legacy of the Guinness Iveaghs. We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 23rd at 11am for a truly memorable experience.

People and Places Exhibition

Everyday – National Photographic Archive

Step into a visual journey through 150 years of life in Ireland with the captivating “People and Places” exhibition at the National Photographic Archive. Prepare to be immersed in a stunning collection of images carefully selected from the National Library of Ireland’s renowned photographic collections.

With over five million photographs in our possession, the National Library of Ireland presents a unique and captivating record of Ireland’s history. This exhibition serves as a window into the past, revealing the remarkable stories of the people and places that have shaped the island of Ireland.

Through these 50 curated photographs, you will witness scenes that span from the 1850s to the turn of the 21st century, giving you a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Irish life. Each image provides a fascinating insight into the diverse landscapes, bustling cityscapes, and the everyday experiences of the Irish people throughout the decades.

The exhibition invites visitors to take a step back in time, viewing the dynamic evolution of Ireland through the lens of talented photographers. From historical events to ordinary moments of daily life, these captivating images offer a deep understanding of our shared heritage.

The People and Places Exhibition is open and accessible to all from Monday to Sunday, with operating hours from 10:00 to 16:00. Admission is free, and no bookings are required. We encourage you to embark on this remarkable visual journey and explore the extraordinary history and culture of Ireland through the power of photography.

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The Christmas Eve Busk

Dublin City Centre – Time TBC – Christmas Eve

Get ready to experience the return of the legendary Busk to our streets on Christmas Eve. After a two-year break due to Covid, we are excited to bring back this beloved tradition. This year, you have the opportunity to join us again for an unforgettable evening filled with music and support for a great cause.

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Dublin City Centre as talented musicians, including the likes of Dermot Kennedy, Imelda May, Gavin James, and Loah, take the stage alongside the renowned Glen Hansard. Together, they will create a magical lineup of performances that will captivate both your heart and soul.

By attending the Christmas Eve Busk, you will be making a significant impact. Not only will you be helping raise vital funds, but you will also be uplifting the spirits of over 8,500 individuals experiencing homelessness in Dublin. Your presence and support will make a meaningful difference in their lives during this holiday season.

Stay tuned for the specific time of the event, as they are currently finalizing the details for this memorable gathering. Mark your calendar, prepare to join us in Dublin City Centre on Christmas Eve, and be part of this incredible celebration of music and compassion.

Together, let’s make this year’s Christmas Eve Busk an extraordinary experience, filled with joy, solidarity, and the power to make a positive change in our community.

Tie-Dye Workshop

Moore St Market – 11am – Saturday 23rd

🔔 Jingle All The Way to Christmas at Moore Street Market! 🔔

Indulge in surprises with entertainment, busking performances, engaging decor workshops, and delightful carol singing. This year, we’re bringing you our grandest Christmas celebration yet!

As part of the festivities, They’re offering a free tie-dye workshop to commemorate the most wonderful time of the year.

Come and join us for a vibrant and hands-on experience, where you can create your own colorful masterpieces. Discover the joy of tie-dye, experiment with different patterns, and let your creativity shine. Our skilled instructors will be on hand to guide you through the process and ensure you have a fantastic time.

Furthermore, immerse yourself in the bustling ambiance of Moore Street Market, surrounded by cheerful decorations, friendly faces, and the delightful sounds of the holiday season. Explore the stalls filled with unique crafts, find that special something, and enjoy the festive atmosphere that will leave you brimming with holiday cheer.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join our tie-dye workshop and embrace the magic of Christmas at Moore Street Market. We can’t wait to see you on Saturday 23rd at 11am!

Santa Dash

Tynon Park – Saturday 23rd – 9.30am

Get ready for an exciting Santa Dash, just for you, at Tynon Park this Saturday! Prepare yourself for a thrilling experience as you put on your running shoes and embrace the festive spirit. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or simply looking for some holiday fun, this event is tailored to meet your needs.

Arrive a little earlier to ensure you’re registered and ready to go before the Santa Dash begins promptly at 9.30am. Don’t forget to dress the part by wearing your Santa hat or something red, adding an extra touch of excitement to the event.

So rally your companions, whether it be friends or family, and join us for a morning filled with laughter, joy, and a delightful run! Let’s make this Santa Dash an unforgettable event, perfectly tailored for you. We look forward to seeing you at Tynon Park on Saturday 23rd at 9.30am.

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We’re working on something new to bring to the free events scene in Dublin and hope to publish soon.

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Snap of the Week

I went to the Belfast Xmas Markets! A great trip!

Olivia Sinclair

Olivia is the founder of The Dublin Buzz, believing that you don’t need to spend big in Dublin to have a great time. She began with a weekly free event newsletter to showcase some of the great things to do for free in Dublin each week.