The Weekend: What’s On, Where2Go, What2Do!

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Longines Dublin Horse Show (RDS, Dublin, August 9-13)

It’s been up and running since Wednesday, but there’s still a lot left – including the Aga Khan/Nations Cup on Friday; the Puissance on Saturday; and the Grand Prix on Sunday.

GAA: Ladies All-Ireland Football Final (Sunday, August 13, 4 pm; Croke Park, Dublin)

8 August 2023; In attendance at the 2023 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship Finals Captains Day are Carla Rowe of Dublin, left, and Síofra O’Shea of Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

It’s deja-vu, with Kerry and Dublin going head-to-head at Croker for the All-Ireland Football Championship. This time, it’s the Lady’s final – the 50th anniversary final, to boot, and the very first time the two counties have met in the decider. Kerry is gunning for their 12th Brendan Martin Cup and the chance to be out on their own in terms of title wins (they currently share that honour, on 11 wins, with Cork). Dublin is, meanwhile, going for their 6th title.

Kilkenny Arts Festival (Various venues, Kilkenny City, August 10-20)

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2023

The annual festival of classical, orchestral and contemporary music; poetry and all things in between kicks off today (Radiohead drummer and composer/singer in his own right, Philip Selway plays on Friday) and runs to August 20.

India Day (Sunday, August 13, 11 am-5 pm; Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Dublin)

First held in 2015, the annual India Day celebrations for the Irish-Indian community – and anyone else wishing to partake – takes place this Sunday at Farmleigh House Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Food, culture, music, arts & crafts, entertainment and meditation all feature; along with retail opportunities for Indian ethnic clothing, crafts and jewellery. It is now the largest Irish-Indian cultural event in Ireland and plays a significant role in bringing the Irish and Indian communities together.

Make a Flipbook Animation Workshop (Saturday, August 12, 10:30 am-12 pm; Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Blessington Road, Tallaght)

This 90-minute workshop – presented by award-winning stop/motion animator Joseph Orr – is good for young and old, alike, allowing you to learn the basics of hand-drawn animation and how to bring your creations to life. The workshop is a mixture of live demonstrations, easy-to-follow drawing guides and practical hands-on creativity. All materials are provided and you get to take your flipbook home with you.

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