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EVENTS THIS AUGUST – Heritage Week and the DCC Opera!

Heritage Week and the DCC Opera!

Dublin Opera

This August will see a number of events in the Dublin 8 environs to finish up the summer on a bang! A mixture of high culture, local open days and heritage week will provide more than ample opportunity to escape the home and get involved in something really interesting outside.

DCC Lunch Time Opera
Dublin City Council will be hosting an opera every Thursday at 1pm to 2pm in the amphitheatre (it’s part of their offices at the Fishamble Street end) for the month of August. Each opera will be narrated in English to allow people to follow the story. The selection this year is “Orphée et Euridice” by Gluck, “The Magic Flute” by Mozart, “La Rondine” by Puccini and “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by Rossini. The Dublin Institute of Technology will be providing some of their most capable performers.


National Heritage Week

As part of a joint initiative between the Council of Europe and the European Union, every year 40 countries across our continent host a number of events celebrating their national culture and of course, Ireland is no different. The week spanning 23rd to 31st of August will see a number of exhibitions in the National Gallery, open historic buildings and lectures about our wonderful and often surprising culture. Here are a few of our highlights of an event filled week in the Capital.
From Womb to Tomb: How Guinness cared for its Community

Guinness pensioner and author Tony Corcoran looks at the way in which the company looked after its employees and the wider community. Over 18s only, 27th of August 1 pm to 2pm at St James’ Gate. This could be of great interest to a number of people from the area who have had a relative or indeed relatives working in the brewery. Spaces limited to 30.


Irish Ideas and Inventions That Changed the World

Guided walking tour through secret Dublin, where you’ll discover the great Irish ideas and inventions that changed the world, including the Irish equation that put a man on the Moon. This entertaining stroll will delight and amaze you. You’ll amaze your friends afterwards with all you’ve learned. Plus: A delicious Butlers chocolate for everyone — come along to find out why! Our stroll takes us from Trinity College Dublin to St Stephen‘s Green returning to Science Gallery in time for lunch. Look for the guide in the white coat! Please arrive 10 minutes before departure. The talk is on the 30th of August from 11am to 1pm, meeting at the entrance to the Science Gallery. Admission €12

Guided Tour of Freemasons Hall

Who hasn’t been curious about this fascinating and clandestine organisation and its premises on Molesworth Street (so close to the Dail, din din dinnnnn!)? Booking is essential as places are limited. There are two tours per day 11.30-13.30 and again at 14.30-16.30 between 23rd and 30th of August. It is free but not suitable for children.

Children’s Day at Aras an Uachtarain
A children’s tour of the President’s House, followed by a visit to the Garda horses and working dogs for under 12s. Who wouldn’t want to see Mr Higgins and family lives? Event for under 12s, Places are limited. Booking essential. Strictly one adult per child/children. Event held on the 23rd August 11:30 AM to 13:00 PM and at 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM.
No admission cost.

For more information on the National Heritage Week Click Here

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