After a week of studying English at Oscars Dublin we like to encourage our students to get out into the city itself and see what it has to offer. There is always something to do in this small but lively city and that’s why we love it so much. At City Language School English School Dublin, we let our students know what’s going on in the great city (aka town) and this week we have a look at three events that are happening near Dublin City Centre and further afield.
Totally Terrific Tomato Festival, National Botanic Gardens, Saturday 17th August – Sunday 1st September
\”Knowledge,\” said Irish Rugby star, Brian O\’Driscoll, \”is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.\”
Yes, Brian, it is. You can find out more about the amazingly versatile tomato this weekend at the Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin. There are over two-hundred varieties and even though they turn up in everything from pizza to pasta sauce they have only been in Europe for a couple of hundred years. There will be talks and other saucy events taking place over the weekend. It\’s free and it\’s an excuse to visit these beautiful gardens.
India Day, Farmleigh House & Estate, Sunday 1st September
This is the 5th annual India Day to take place in Farmleigh House. Come and enjoy delightful Indian and world cuisine with colourful Indian Folk, Bollywood dances, fashion shows and concerts.
The costumes, arts, crafts, cuisine and diverse culture of India will be displayed in beautiful Farmleigh Estate by hundreds of performers and various communities. India Day helps build pride in the country’s rich cultural heritage. It also educates people on indigenous communities, the traditions and cultures of the many different regions of India.
Starts 11am – FREE
All- Ireland Football Final, Pubs Everywhere
You won\’t get tickets but the next best thing is to grab some friends, go to the pub and watch the All-Ireland Football Final. Dublin take on Kerry. Between them, these two counties have by far the most All-Irelands. Dublin are going for five championships in-a-row and it has never been done before. If anyone can stop them, it\’s Kerry, but Dublin are hot favourites. It is always a great occasion.
FREE Starts at 3.30pm