FYI, it’s June 21st, so you’ve a bit of time yet to pick something up! And just in case your dad doesn’t want to join you at Body & Soul (which, to be fair, would be a pretty alternative Fathers’ Day gift), we’ve rounded up a few more options.
Dublin Pride Festival
Fathers’ Day also happens to be bam-smack in the middle of this year’s 30 Years of Gay Pride Festival. The recent overwhelming vote in favour of the marriage referendum in Ireland has shown that equal rights is something everyone cares about, across all age groups and classes. So, now that we’ve all worked together to get equality for all, let’s get everybody back out to celebrate together. The website promises to list events for the week, coming soon, but we think it’s safe to say that there’ll be some fun events, so don’t put away those yes badges just yet! (For more details see: http://www.dublinpride.ie/)
Tickets to a show
If your dad’s a Paul Simon fan, what better gift than tickets to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo live in the National Concert Hall? They’re playing for one night only on July 2nd.
If you’re looking for something to attend on the day itself, Sean O’Casey’s The Shadow of a Gunman will be running at The Abbey Theatre between June & August. It promises to be a great show after the success of Director Wayne Jordan’s 2014 production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Bill Murray Movies
June is Bill Murray season at the Lighthouse Cinema and we can’t think of a better way to spend time with dad than going to catch a classic like Ghostbusters or Groundhog Day.
Checking out the Art
This kind of thing is perfect if you’re planning to go for a Fathers’ Day lunch too. Grab a bite to eat and then stroll around Merrion Square and check out the art for sale. Or pop into the National Gallery and catch a free Sunday Highlights of the Collection tour. They also currently have a Sean Scully exhibition, which will be there until September.
Something Personalised for Dad
If you’re not around for the actual day on Fathers’ Day, you can always pick up something totally personalized and special from Love & Robots. Nothing says personal better than choosing his favourite place in the world and giving it to him. You can use our custom map coasters to do just that, for just €28. Or if you’re looking for something with a bit of colourful pizazz, check out our range of 3d printed bow ties!
Above: Customized Map Coasters showing Boston, MA.
Above: The Tennessee Williams Bow Tie