DLR's Must Visit Events This Summer - Issue 1 - July 2019

August 29, 2019

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We’re delighted to introduce the new Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown ezine, your one-stop-shop for all the coming and going across DLR this summer! Our events log is bursting at the seams and our packed schedule will cater to all walks of life. If you need convincing, have a look at the below schedule – DLR is Dublin’s must visit attraction this summer. For the latest news and views across DLR, follow us on social media!

Summer of Heritage
24 June – 1 September, various locations

Summer of Heritage events are a series of free tours that bring DLR’s rich history to life. From first time tourists to lifelong residents, a fascinating past is waiting to be uncovered. Click here for more information.

Teddy’s Picnic
10th July, Blackrock Park

Summer would be un-bear-able if we didn’t have our annual Teddy Bear Picnic! An afternoon of fun and games, laughter and teddys of all shapes and sizes! Bring your bears and blankets for a brilliant day at Blackrock Park.

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
11 – 14 July, Dun Laoghaire Seafront

500 boats and over 2,500 sailors will all compete in the 8th edition of Ireland’s biggest sailing event. A festival of fun for all ages with guaranteed smiles and excitement, there is no better way to spend summer days. Click here for more information.

Loco Land
13 July, Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Loco Land takes over the harbour with a fully immersive festival featuring the now infamous Bingo Loco, fairground rides, a Christmas market, a 10-meter marathon, Dustin the Turkey and Ireland’s largest ever karaokeDun Laoghaire may never be the same again! Click here for more information.

What else is on in July?

AIG Irish Open Tennis Championships - Musicians in Residence concert series: Izumi Kimura - Guided Living History Tour DLR SOH - Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk in Dalkey

3 – 4 August, Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Beatyard is our annual family favourite festival which features some top acts from the music industry. All the fun of a major music festival in a perfect central location, what more could you want? Click here for more information.

Bay 10k
5 August, Dun Laoghaire Bay

Now in its 9th year, the DLR Bay 10k is one of the most popular events of the summer with over 1600 participants taking part in the road race. The course takes in some of the most spectacular sights along Dublin’s famous coastline. Click here for more information.

10 – 11 August, Airfield Estate, Dundrum

A two-day festival dedicated to play and discovery, fun and excitement, great food, live music, and most of all family time together. The festival line-up allows parents the opportunity to play with their children or let them interact with other kids and enjoy the games and interactive shows. Click here for more information.


25 August – Dun Laoghaire Area

Starting at Sandycove’s iconic Martello Tower before winding through Wicklow’s incredible hills and finishing back in the picturesque Dun Laoghaire Harbour, this special event welcomes thousands of supporters and athletes to DLR for one of Europe’s top Ironman competitions.

Click here for more information.

What else is on in August?

Marine Art - Musicians in Residence concert series: Izumi Kimura - The President's Cup and Hansa Nationals - Summer of Heritage Programme - Retrofit Band - Flying 15 East Coast Championships - Ukulele Festival - Elmo Trophy - Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk in Dalkey

Airfield Food Festival
7 – 8 September, Airfield Estate, Dundrum

This is a two-day extravaganza of artisan food, cookery, gardening, workshops, wellness, live music and kids play. Airfield Festival of Food is primed to become an unmissable annual event on the Irish food festival calendar. Click here for more information.

Ski Club of Ireland Ski Championship
28th – 29th September, Kilternan Ski Club, Co. Dublin

The Ski Club of Ireland Ski Championships, one of the most popular race events on the circuit promises to be a great event with over 100 entries ready to slalom their way to victory! An exciting event for everyone. Click here for more information.

What else is on in September?

Elmo Trophy - Dublin Long Table Feasts (NEW) - Marine Art Exhibition - Star Breeze Cruise Call - Culture Night - Launch of Clann Exhibition by artist Theresa Nanigian - Subaru Flying Fifteens World Championships - European Blind Tennis Tournament - Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk in Dalkey

More Information

For more information on this year’s summer events, and to keep up to date with everything happening across Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Check out the Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown Tourism social media accounts or visit www.dlrtourism.ie or www.dlrevents.ie. Contact the DLR Tourism Kiosk for more information or to feature in the next Ezine.

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