September Events Guide

Whether you're a keen foodie, music buff or culture vulture, there's something here for everyone

Words by Michelle Hanley
September 5th, 2017

What We Wear Swap Shop

A look at What We Wear, with talks, a swap shop, more sustainable clothing options including Sustain Sister´s borrow collection, and even a drop in “how does my sewing machine work?” clinic.

Admission: Free. Time & Date: Thursday 7th, from 5.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Dublin Food Co-Op, 12 Newmarket, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.

Happenings Toy Story

Join Happenings for Toy Story as you delve into the secret life of toys and enjoy the antics of Woody and Buzz as they desperately attempt to make it back home to Andy. Head to infinity and Sandymount Green for the screening at 7 p.m. sharp!

Admission: €5 via the link above or at the gate. Time & Date: Friday 8th, gates from 7 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Sandymount Green, Dublin 4.

Airfield Fest of Food

Airfield’s Festival of Food hopes to inspire people to question how they engage with food in an aim to enhance our health and protect our environment. Enjoy the very best of Irish food and drink over a weekend packed with workshops, talks, food markets, unique dining experiences and activities for all the family.

Admission: Free. Date: Friday 8th to Sunday 11th. Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Talk and Demo by Master Printer Satoru Itazu

Satoru Itazu, a revered master printer and lecturer from Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) will be giving a once off talk and demonstration on lithography free of charge at the Black Church Print Studio.

Admission: Free. Time & Date: Thursday 14th, 2 p.m. Black Church Print Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin.

Floral Design Workshop with Arran Street East and Appassionata Flowers

Spend a relaxing Saturday morning immersed in the art of flower arranging in the Arran Street East artisan pottery studio just a stone’s throw from Dublin’s Victorian Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Markets. Prepare to learn the basics of floral design, focusing on creating a larger and smaller bouquet of flowers which will be yours to take home, along with an Arran Street East vessel to display them in.

Tickets: €150. Time & Date: Saturday 16th, 10 a.m – 12 noon. Arran Street East, 1 Little Green St, Inns Quay, Dublin 7.

Culture Night

The best night of the year for culture lovers with hundreds of events across the country but if you’re in the capital make sure you make it to Dublin Castle or Smithfield Square for the finale.

Admission: Free. Date: Friday 22nd. Location: Varies. See the website for details.

Galway International Oyster Fest

Each year, on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival and the world’s longest running Oyster Festival. Established in 1954, it has welcomed over half a million visitors, consumed more than 3 million oysters all washed down with champagne and stout.

Admission: Varies. Date: Friday 22nd – Sunday 25th. Locations: Varies.

Flea for Choice

Flea For Choice is a brand new pop-up flea market aiming to raise funds for the Abortion Rights Campaign. If you have a heaving book shelf or wardrobe, why not get in touch to sell your formerly loved pieces for a good cause?

Admission: €1. Date: Saturday 23rd. Location: Wigwam, 54 Abbey Street Middle, North City, Dublin.

ABODE a Collaborative and Ethical Interiors Pop-Up

Abode opens in Dublin’s Fumbally Exchange this September 27th until October 1st, with some of Ireland’s best sellers and brands such as White & Green, The Garden, Homework Interiors and Dar Sol all under one roof.

Admission: Free. Date: Wednesday 27th – Sunday 1st. Location: Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2.

Hard Working Class Heroes

If you like being ahead of the curb when it comes to music, then HWCH is the festival for you. Unlike most, this is set across the capital in some of the best old man pubs, grungy venues and open air concerts, turning Dublin into a living, breathing gig for the weekend with some of the best local talent you could ask for.

Admission: Free. Date: Wednesday 27th – Sunday 1st. Location: Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2.

March for Choice

The people will take to the street again for the 6th Annual March for Choice. Marches encouraged by the findings of the Citizens Assembly will be looking to propel the movement to repeal the 8th Amendment from the Irish Constitution. Assembling at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square from 1.30 p.m., before marching on Dáil Éireann at 2 p.m. Make sure you head to Mother for a post-March BBQ!

Admission: Free. Date & Time: Saturday 30th from 1.30 p.m. Location: Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square E, Rotunda, Dublin 1.