Top Three For Free

Looking for something to do this weekend that won’t break your bank account? Here are our top three events on this weekend that are free and for all ages.

Dublin’s rave market

With Christmas around the corner there’s bound to be a lot of markets. Why not go for something a little different with Dublin’s rave market.

Camden Street will be home to this unusual event on Saturday at the Palace venue. The market which is inspired by the eccentric Madrid summertime rave markets will bring shopping to a whole new level.

The market is on from 10am to 6pm with a great mix of stalls perfect for all interests. Stalls that are to be there include: the vintage kilo sale, gelato ice-cream bar, yoga, artisan coffee, live graffiti, fire-cooked tapas, a craft whiskey storehouse and much more.

Dublin Book Festival

Dublin Book Festival is running all this weekend with a vast variety of events taking place, most of which are free.

The events take place in Dublin’s Temple Bar district from the 12th of November to the 15th. Friday’s events include a book launch of ‘Waterford Whispers News’ in Smock Alley at 5.30 pm, to RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena live show on in the main theatre at 7.

Other events throughout Saturday and Sunday include: Under the Hawthorn Tree 25th anniversary celebration in the Winter Garden Saturday evening at 7.45pm, and on Sunday afternoon at 4.30pm “The Art of the Book Review with Martin Doyle, Ian Sansom, Juliette Saumande and Eithne Shortall in conversation with Paula Shields”.

For more information on what’s on visit

Grafton Street Christmas Lights

It’s definitely that time of the year again. This Sunday sees the Grafton Street Christmas lights turned on. This annual event kick starts Grafton Street’s Christmas shopping.

The family friendly event will start from 4pm with a special guest to turn on the lights. The Highkings will perform on the evening, with Zena Donnelly also singing on the night.

Although this free event sees the lights along the street being turned on, we will have to wait another while to see the Christmas tree put up and its lights twinkling.

Leave a Reply