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Fun in the Dock This Weekend

2nd June 2010
Fun in the Dock This Weekend

The Dublin Docklands Maritime Festival starts this Friday lunchtime, with tall ships, Lifeboat demonstrations, live music, street performance and the Docklands swim all taking place over the long weekend. A full food market will be located on-site, with a children's area to keep the young ones entertained.

New to this year's festival is Bui Bolg from Co. Wexford, who are experts in the field of spectacle and street theatre. Bringing pirates, sea horses and stilt-walking Dublin Bay prawns to the riverside, Bui Bolg offer a combination of originality, impeccable professionalism, a unique sense of humor with just a touch of mischief to add to the magic!  Conor Lambert's Custard Pie Puppet Theatre will perform four free puppet shows a day in the chq building to keep the younger visitors amused!

Luas is partnering with the Docklands Maritime Festival and is offering 10,000 free Luas tickets over the June Banking Holiday weekend to those who wish to travel to the seventh annual maritime festival.

Last year, 150,000 visitors came to Docklands to the Festival and this year promises to be even better. Since last year the Luas Red Line has gone into service in the Docklands area with the opening of Luas Docklands (Line C1) at the end of 2009.

Admission to the festival is free for all, and


Music Stage Located on Custom House Quay

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
1-3pm The Roaring Forties The Swinging Bluecats The Bugle Babes
3.30-5.30pm Gypsy Jazz Quartet The Roaring Forties Soul Purpose
6-8pm The Bugle Babes (5-7) Roots and Rye (6-7.30) Gypsy Jazz Quartet
8-10pm The Swinging Bluecats (7.30-9.30) Soul Purpose

Quayside Performance Area Located on Sir John Rogerson's Quay




Dublin Shakespeare Festival


Dublin Shakespeare Festival



1-1.30pm Crash Drumming Group Torann Torann
2-2.15pm Tango Ireland Tango Ireland Tango Ireland
2.30-3pm Torann
3-3.15pm Tango Ireland
3-3.30pm Crash Drumming Group Torann Dublin Shakespeare Festival (3.30 - 3.40)
4-4.15m Tango Ireland Tango Ireland Tango Ireland
4.30-5pm Torann
5-5.15pm Tango Ireland
5-5.30pm Crash Drumming Group Torann
6-6.30pm Tango Ireland Tango Ireland

Free Children's Puppet Show Performances in chq Building

Saturday Sunday Monday
Daily at 1, 2.30, 4 and 5.30pm Custard Pie Puppet Company Custard Pie Puppet Company Custard Pie Puppet Company

Outdoor Song/Dance Shows Located on George's Dock Platform

Saturday Sunday Monday
12pm,2pm and 4pm NPAS NPAS
1pm, 3pm and 5pm McCormack Fay Irish Dancers Celtic Dance Fusion McCormack Fay Irish
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