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26 Happenings

A few things worth checking out this week


Liberties Festival


From Playful Days to Curious Nights – experience a cultural feast of unique, visual and interactive experiences at this year’s Festival of Curiosity. It’s Dublin’s International festival of science, art, design & technology and it’s taking place from July 18-21 across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre. Full details of events can be found online at


A day-long free, family friendly festival of hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and curious inventors will transform Merrion Square on Saturday, July 20. This community run event takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations at individual booths in a carnival atmosphere. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. More info at

The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals and it’s back again from July 17-21. It’s now a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multi-cultural and arts programme encompassing visual art, film, dance, comedy, literature and music. For full details see paintings from both artists, starring vibrant colours and naturalistic motifs that reflect their interests and influences. For more information see www.

take place on Friday, July 19 from 10am to 4pm; Saturday, July 20 from 12noon to 5pm; and Sunday, July 21 from 12noon to 5pm. The exhibition will feature oil-based

Glackin, will take to the stage on July 20. Tickets to attend Hothouse The Swords Summer Festival, which Flowers are available from www. There will also be family runs from Thursday to Sunday, July fun and entertainment in Swords 18-21, will feature a wonderful array Town Park from 12noon to 6pm on of musical and comedy acts over the July 20 and July 21. course of the weekend at Swords Castle. On July 18 Lightening Comedy SUMMER COLOUR will feature a number of talented EXPLOSION comedians including David Gilna, Dublin artists Jennifer Hart and Paul Currie, Christina McMahon Jean Lowndes have come together and Robbie Forde while on July 19 as artists and friends to hold a joint ‘Forever Young’, will be showcasing exhibition in the Copper House the songs and stories of Rod Stewart. Gallery (St Kevin’s Cottages, Synge Hothouse Flowers, along with Street, Dublin 8). special guests Jerry Fish and Eoin ‘Summer Colour Explosion’ will


National Museum of Ireland – Natural History are partnering for the oneday event as part of International Year of the Salmon (IYS) which aims to engage the public around the challenges facing salmon today. Visitors to the museum will learn more about the fantastic collection FISHY FUN of fish on display and how Ireland’s Fishy Fun is being held at the Museum of Ireland - Natural History, most iconic fish species, salmon, is Merrion Street, Dublin 2, on Saturday, facing its biggest challenge yet. July 20 from 10am to 4pm.  There is no charge and no booking required. Fishy Fun will bring a range of interactive activities suitable for all the family. Inland Fisheries Ireland and the CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Squeal; 4 Repair; 9 Independently; 10 Correct; 11 There; 12 Satin; 14 Ideal; 18 Large; 19 Harvest; 21 Qualification; 22 Eleven; 23 Cheers. Down: 1 Stitch; 2 Undercarriage; 3 Ample; 5 Elected; 6 At the same time; 7 Rhymes; 8 Units; 13 Itemise; 15 Plaque; 16 Sheik; 17 Stones; 20 Reach. ▪▪ QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Induct; 4 Assist; 9 Intelligently; 10 Thrusts; 11 Train; 12 Civil; 14 Grass; 18 Brace; 19 Refugee; 21 Unintentional; 22 Dental; 23 Street. Down: 1 Idiots; 2 Determination; 3 Calls; 5 Shelter; 6 Intransigence; 7 Trying; 8 Kiosk; 13 Inertia; 15 Abound; 16 Wrong; 17 Pellet; 20 Faint.

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