It’s the week before Electric Picnic and you may be keeping a low profile whilst you save your pennies. But for those of you that won’t be making the annual pilgrimage to Stradbally, we have your social diary sorted with an eclectic mix of events that are happening this week in Dublin.


Business Networking Event

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If you like building your network for work or for pleasure, this event will be right up your street. If you feel confident enough, you can try your hand at the one minute elevator pitches. There will be complimentary food. Don’t forget your business cards!

Where: Cafe En Seine
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 2nd @ 6:30pm
Cost: Free

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Liffey Odyssey 2015


I imagine that you never envisaged spending your Saturday paddling in a canoe on the Liffey in fancy dress or did you?! This charity event in aid of Barretstown promises to be a fun day out and also a great way to see the city from a different angle.

Where: Island Bridge
Date & Time: Saturday, September 5th @ 3pm
Cost: €10

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Celtic Throwdown



This event is perfect for gamers. Celtic Throwdown is a game fighting tournament, you will go head to head with fellow gamers playing titles such as Super Smash BrothersMortal Kombat X, TTT2, Guilty Gear XXrD, 3rd Strike, Street Fighter 2 Super Turbo, & Bomberman.

Where: Ashling Hotel Dublin
Date & Time: Saturday, September 5th @ 11am
Cost: From €10

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This event plays host to people telling their personal stories. The presenters come from various backgrounds. Each event has a different theme and they tell their story within it, this month’s theme is Risk. The speakers will be:

1. Feilim Mac An Iomaire – Jobless Paddy & PR manager for Paddy Power

2. Kate McGrew – Sex worker & TV personality

3. A retired army bomb disposal officer

4. Colm Fitzgerald – Risk analyst & university lecturer on risk analysis

Where: The Sugar Club
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 2nd, at 7:30pm
Cost: €20

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Technology and all that Jazz


This is an opportunity for you to network with other tech minded people, to soak up some jazz and to enjoy some free food. It sounds like a great combination!

Where: 4 Dame Lane
Date & Time: Wednesday, 2 September @ 19:00
Cost: Free

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Eargoat: A Night of Playful Talks


Colour is the theme of this evening’s talk. The speakers will pick their favourite colour and discuss it. It’s definitely the most original event happening in Dublin this week!

The speakers for the event are:

Julian Gough: Sexy, chair-shaped writer. Sang in Toasted Heretic. Writes the Jude novels, BBC radio plays, .01% of Minecraft, etc. Lives in Berlin.

Eve-GoldenWoods: Games critic, writer, poet – Sea Blue

Louise-Adelaide McKeown: Games maker, artist – Pink

Breogán Hackett: Games maker- Icy Blue

Where: 1st Floor, Fumbally Exchange, Dame Lane
Date & Time: Wednesday, 2nd September @ 7:30pm
Cost: Free

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BJARKI @ Hangar


He’s the golden boy from Iceland and Nina Kraviz’s protégé, Bjarki burst onto the techno scene this summer with his record called ‘I Wanna Go Bang.’ This guy will be massive.

Where: Hangar, Andrews Lane
Date & Time: Friday, 4th September @ 10:30pm
Cost: €10

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Nitro Wednesday


The next trend that we are importing from The States is something called Nitro Coffee, essentially it comes straight from a tap just like Guinness. Krust bakery are inviting you to sample it for free this Wednesday. This style of coffee boasts more caffeine, more vitamins, more anti-oxidants and less acids.

Where: Krust Bakery, Georges Bakery
Date & Time: Wednesday, 2nd September @ 8am
Cost: Free


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Phromo 666


Phromo has always gone from strength to strength under the watchful eye of Cormac Cashman. They’re now 6 weeks into their new venue and it seems to be going swimmingly! Drinks are cheap so a night here will be kind on your pocket too!

Where: The Hub, Eustace Street
Date & Time: Thursday 3rd September from 11:00pm
Cost: From free

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For regular updates on what’s going on around Dublin and beyond be sure to check out Eventbrite. If you have any event suggestions just tweet me @williammeara!

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