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Good Friday

No drink? No problem - here are some Good Friday events for all

Let the fun begin.

JUST BECAUSE YOU can’t buy alcohol tomorrow, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself.

There are definitely things on around the country, if you know where to look.

Some allow you to bring your own alcohol, some are family-friendly, and some are dedicated to a sober night or day out.

Like these events…


True to its name, the Sober Sessions is a great night without the need for the devil’s drink.

Head to Fumbally Exchange on Dame Lane, D2 for 7.30pm in time to catch Miriam Donohue and Stephen James play some lovely tunes.

Get some culture in your life – the James Joyce Museum is open until 6pm AND it costs nothing to visit.

It can be challenging to get a late-night dinner on Good Friday, which is why Fire is opening on the day. No alcohol allowed though.

Samadhi on Cows Lane is celebrating 10 years with a charity yoga marathon, calsses, talks, and more – all in aid for the Capuchin Day Centre.

Take part in the Easter revolutionary tours, which run from Good Friday until Easter Monday, at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Booking is essential however.

Canteen is holding an event in St Patrick’s Cathedral:


Formerly known as the Barn Dance festival, this BYOB music event takes place in the grounds of the Glendalough Estate in Co Wicklow. Expect everyone from Ireland’s own Jape to Detroit techno stalwart Omar S.


Irish film The Stranger will be shown at the Gaelach Gorm Theatre in Kill at 8pm.

Enjoy some great Irish music from 9pm at Soma Contemporary Gallery in Waterford. Catch Band of Clouds and a host of other great acts. BYOB with a €10 cover charge.


Foodies unite – even if you’re not eating meat tomorrow, there are fish and veggie options at this fab festival, which runs until 6 April. Think Irish goats cheese, honey, oysters, discussions, food demos, and even foraging.


Head to the Lifetime Lab for this event from 10am – 5pm. It costs a fiver and your little ones will be distracted having fun for a decent length of time. Happy days. Book tickets here.

This Cork band will launch their debut album (with the help of Hope is Noise) at the Cork Community Print Shop from 8pm. It’s BYOB and tickets are €10 from Plugd Records.

Have an event you want to add? Share it in the comments.

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