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  • Entertainment


Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 7:00pm
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Dublin City Liffey Swim

The 99th annual Dublin City Liffey Swim takes place at 1.30pm on Saturday September 1 at Rory O’ More Bridge, Sráid Watling. The event is unique in that Dublin is the only capital country in Europe to have a swimming race through the middle of the city. It’s the highlight of the open sea swimming season and in particular for the native Dubliners there is something special about being able to swim down the Liffey. This also provides a great spectacle for the public who line the quays, boardwalks and bridges along the mile and a quarter course to catch a glimpse of this unique event.

India Day

Enjoy a family fun day in the beautiful Farmleigh gardens in Phoenix Park with folk, classical and Bollywood dances. There will also be food, fashion, music and markets featuring Indian ethnic dresses and jewellery. It’s all part of the 4th India Day in Ireland to commemorate Indian Independence Day and it’s the largest Irish-Indian celebration in the country. For more information on events throughout the day see

Wedding & Honeymoon Show

If you’re getting hitched soon, then head down to the RDS for the Wedding & Honeymoon Show taking place on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2.

Experience everything under one roof – from wedding dresses and outfits for mother of the bride to venues, accessories, and entertainment.

The show is on from 11am-5pm both days. Tickets are available at or at the door on the day.

Car boot sale

A car boot sale will take place in the field beside St Doulagh’s Church, Balgriffin on Saturday, September 1 from 9am to 3pm. 

Gates open at 7.45am. The cost for vendors is €20. Cars and car vans only, no transit vans allowed. You are advised to bring your own foldable table. For further information contact Ian Watkins on 086-8446354.

Autumn Show

Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society will hold its annual autumn show on Saturday, September 1 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at St Nessan's Community School, Moyclare Road, off Warrenhouse Road, Baldoyle. 

Enjoy the exhibits and a fabulous plant sale where you may pick up some rare plants that you will not find in garden centres together with great plant information and advice from the experts. 

Admission is €2 and there is no charge for members, exhibitors and accompanied children. For more information visit or follow on Facebook. All are welcome.

Flower Show

Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society’s annual flower show will take place on Sunday, September 2. 

Exhibits can be staged on Saturday (September 1) from 7pm to 10pm or 
8.30am to 11.30am on Sunday morning (September 2). 

The show is open to the public from 2.30pm to 5pm in Balbriggan Community College, Drogheda Street, Balbriggan. For more information, phone 087-7520506.

Charity Business Breakfast

 Sean Gallagher will discuss his own business experience and stories from some of the Irish companies featured in his new book ‘Secrets To Success’ at a Charity Business Breakfast Networking Event in aid of Cystic Fibrosis on Tuesday, September 4 in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel at 7.30am.

This event offers business people the chance to meet other business owners, promote their business and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. All money raised will go to Cystic Fibrosis Dublin West.

Photography Exhibition

An exhibition of photographs by photographer Liam Mulcahy will go on display at Stars of Erin GAA Club in Glencullen on Saturday, September 1 from midday. There will also be a barbeque to mark the opening day for the club.

Gabriel's Choir

Gabriel's Choir meets on Thursday mornings, from 11am till 1pm at St Raphael's Convent, Stillorgan. With a new term starting on Thursday, September 6, you can improve your wellbeing and build confidence, make new friends and have great fun. There is no experience required and no auditions. Everybody welcome. Call Anni on 086-2573536 for more.

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