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Something for everyone this Bank Holiday Weekend in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown!

Date 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Location 
dlr County
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The weather might be changeable over the weekend, but the entertainment will be constant in dlr!

The weekend kicks off with the 2 day Beatyard Festival in Dún Laoghaire Harbour. There will be Boatyard, where you can get your Nautical boogie on in a boat. There is Eatyard with over 50 food areas, demos and workshops on. Gamesyard and Kidsyard will keep the whole family entertained with sports, games and activities.

On Saturday, you and the family can have some extreme fun taking on the 5km inflatable obstacle course in the Super Milk Wild Air Run, in Marlay Park. The hugely popular Weekly Park Runs are still on this Saturday at 9:30am in Marlay Park, Shanganagh and Cabinteely Park.

The Co Co Markets will be open on Saturday in Marlay Park and on Sunday in People’s Park where you can find crafts and irresistible foods from all over the world. 

As part of our continuing Summer of Heritage 2017 programme there is a wide variety of free tours and events being held countywide on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

If you feel like you still have some energy left, why not take part in the local dlr Bay 10k taking place on Bank Holiday Monday? The race starts in Newtownsmith and takes you along the coast, through Monkstown, Deansgrange, and a fast finish along the coast again to bring you into Dún Laoghaire Harbour. There is a family fun run (1.5km) for the whole family to get involved in too and everyone gets a medal with the Bicentenary Commemoration. There are over 1,400 people taking part but there are still places available and you can register on the morning.

And finally, as if all that wasn’t enough, the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup touches down in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown next week with two and a half weeks packed full of rugby action at the UCD. Ireland’s first game, where they will face Australia, will be played on the 9th of August. Other matches included in the Irish pool are Japan and France. All pool matches are all taking place right here in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, in the UCD Bowl and UCD Billings Park, with the finals in Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.

Our dlr Libraries will be close this weekend and reopen on Tuesday however, there will be free on-street parking across the county on Bank Holiday Monday!

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