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This weekend in Ireland

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So many things happening around us in both Dublin and Galway!

Big thing in Dublin this weekend will have to be Pride Parade! It is second largest parade in Ireland (right after Paddy’s Day) and probably the most colourful one :) Parade will be passing through O’Connell Street towards Trinity College and Ending at Marrion Square – all places which are within only few minutes walk away from Barnacles Dublin hostel in Temple Bar.

Parade starts at 12.00 noon on Saturday 29th June, but festival is on already with plenty of events around the city!

See pride festival in Dublin or Galway when staying at our hostel

For music lovers, You Bloom is taking over Dublin city centre venues with this mini 3 day festival showcasing best of Irish and International acts! All this is happening in 5 venues, all of which are only few short minutes walk away from Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel - Mercantile, Odessa, Workman’s Club, Grand Social and Twisted Pepper.

Independent musicians from around the world will be joining Irish artists in what has been heralded by Bob Geldof as “an amazing opportunity for independent bands / artists and has the potential to become Dublin’s SXSW”

You can expect to see bands from different countries around the globe like US, UK, Denmark, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Israel, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Austria and Switzerland.

Check out map of different Dublin venues here.

 

Best place to stay in Galway is Barnacles Hostel on Quay Street

In Galway, hilarious  Neil Delamere is previewing his Edinburgh chow called  Smartbomb. Be prepared to laugh until you cry! This show is happening at Roisin Dubh (1 minute walk from our Barnacles Galway hostel) on Sunday 30th June.

For those who want to hear some of the best music in Ireland has to offer, we would recommend Cabin Collective in Kelly’s Bar on Friday 28th June. The Cabin Collective take their name from the Scandinavian style log cabin where they rehearse in Tuam. This group consists of singer-songwriter Noelie McDonnell, Keith Mullins plus Leo Moran from The Saw Doctors. Their debut gig at last month’s Cúirt festival was completely sold out.

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