Lynk’s August Event Guide
The Summer feeling may be fading, but there is still a lot of fun to be had! Our August Event Guide breaks down six exciting and very different events taking place in Dublin this month. If you’re stuck for ideas for your weekends off, you’ll be sure to find something of interest below.
7th – 11th August
Dublin Horse Show
Get your gladrags on, the Dublin Horse Show is back! While world-class equestrian entertainment takes the centre-stage at the RDS, you will also find shopping and trade stands, delicious restaurants and bars and even wellness talks at this year’s edition!
More info: https://www.dublinhorseshow.com/
8th – 11th August
The Wine & Cheese Festival
Brought to you by those behind Eatyard, The Wine & Cheese Festival takes place in Iveagh Gardens over two days. After initially starting off as a simple idea and a Facebook page, this event outgrew their Portobello Eatyard location and now finds a home in the lush surroundings of this Dublin 2 park. While not everyone is a fan of cheese, you’ll definitely find a wine to enjoy here!
10th – 11th August
Dublin Comic Con
The Summer edition of this family-friendly event takes place over two days in The Convention Centre. Tickets start at €12. Whether you want to meet the actors from some of your favourite shows and movies, enter the Cosplay competition or find some rare collectables at the traders hall, there’s plenty to do at this unique event. If you’re a budding artist, you will also have the chance to meet some of those who are at the top of the industry and get their feedback on your portfolio.
10th – 11th August
After Airfield’s revamp a number of years ago, we began to see a lot more events pop up at this southside location. Playstival promises a fun day out for families. Food markets and live music will please the adults while games and interactive shows keep the little ones busy. With summer drawing to a close, Playstival is a fantastic opportunity to spend some quality time with the family before the madness of school runs begins again! Tickets begin at €13 but children under 2 go free.
15th – 18th August
The Big Grill Festival
If you like BBQ, you will love the Big Grill Festival. Much like The Wine & Cheese Festival, this foodie’s dream takes place in Iveagh Gardens but will have even more on offer. The annual Chili Eating Challenge is a particular highlight as attendees look on in horror at the poor souls who challenge each other for the chili crown. Local restaurants such as Clanbrassil House, Lucky Tortoise, Kinara Kitchen and Fowl Play will be on-site sampling some of their best-loved dishes. Tickets tend to sell out nearer to the event so act quickly if you fancy going.
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
While Dublin won’t be represented in this match (we always have football), the Hurling Championship is one of the most-anticipated events in the Irish sporting calendar. While tickets will be like gold dust, there is always that uncle of a friend’s friend who might be able to nab you one! If you have to settle for watching it on TV, head to your local or a sports bar in town to soak up the atmosphere of this clash between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Who are you up for?
As always, if you’re looking for a taxi to take you to any of these events, choose Lynk! Our pre-booking option allows you to plan your travels well in advance and ensures you arrive on time.