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Events & Festivals In Dublin

Dublin is Ireland's capital city and its most populated. This means there is always something happening, regardless of the time of year. On this page we invite you to have a look at some of Dublin's stand out events and festivals.

Food Festivals in Dublin

  • Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

    Howth, County Dublin

  • Mid-March, Annually
  • Held in the scenic fishing village of Howth, the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival brings together the famous restaurants, bars and diners of the area. Witness seafood cooked in every possible way. Stewed prawns, grilled lobster, baked halibut, barbecued cod... the possibilities are endless. The festival is held in March and usually coincides with the St. Patrick's Day Celebrations.

  • +353 (01) 87 40076
  • italianfusionfestival.com
  • info@italianfusionfestival.com
  • Find on Google Maps
  • Taste of Dublin

    Iveagh Gardens, County Dublin

  • Mid-June, Annually
  • Held annually from a Thursday to a Sunday in mid-June, the Taste of Dublin Festival is a mouth watering celebration of everything food & drink!. Interactive cooking master-classes, beer & wine tasting, an Irish food market, samples from local restaurants and much more!

  • +353 (01) 497 2020
  • tastefestivals.com
  • info@tasteofdublin.ie
  • Find on Google Maps
  • The Big Grill Festival

    Herbert Park, Dublin City

  • August, Annually
  • An annual event held every August in Dublin's Herbert Park. For the grill purists there's all kinds of barbecue methods going on involving all kinds of meats... chicken, pork, beef shrimp, etc. There is also live music, BBQ classes, craft beers, kids events and, oh, waiter table service of the aforementioned meats!

  • +353 (0)66 915 1638
  • biggrillfestival.com
  • pr@biggrillfestival.com
  • Find on Google Maps
  • Italian Fusion Festival

    Dublin City

  • July, Annually
  • An Irish celebration of all things Italian. With 2018 being only the 2nd year in operation and with both years being a success, the organisers are looking to mark the festival in the food festival calender. As well as celebrating Italian food there is also some Italian music and even a Vespa moped display.

  • +353 (01) 87 40076
  • italianfusionfestival.com
  • info@italianfusionfestival.com
  • Find on Google Maps

Film Festivals in Dublin

  • Dublin Greek Film Festival 2018

    Dublin City

  • 18-21 Oct, 2018
  • Taking place in Dublin City from 18th to 21st October 2018. In only its 4th year the Dublin Greek Film Festival has already become a firm favourite with cinema goers looking for something a little out of the ordinary. Enjoy the latest feature length, documentary and short films coming from Greece.

  • greekfilmfestival.ie
  • info@greekfilmfestival.ie
  • Dublin International Film Festival 2019

    Dublin City

  • 20 Feb-3 March, 2019
  • Enjoy the 17th Dublin International Film Festival, from 20th February to 3rd March 2019. The festival has played host to over 600 international film stars including Daniel Day-Lewis and Al Pacino.

  • +353 (01) 662 4260
  • diff.ie
  • info@diff.ie
  • €13 per film. Discounts and special offers available

Music Festivals in Dublin

  • TradFest

    County Dublin

  • 23-27 Jan, 2019
  • Ireland's largest traditional music festival, held at some of Dublin's most iconic locations. The festival was first seen in 2006 and has grown in audience numbers every year since. It now attracts the top Trad performers from across Ireland and abroad. Catch the TradFest in 2019, from 23rd to 27th January.

  • tradfest.ie
  • admin@templebarcompany.com
  • €10 (Seems to be the average for each event)
  • Longitude

    Marley Park, Dublin

  • Mid-July, Annually
  • Longitude has become a staple in the Irish Music Festival circuit over the last years. Held over a weekend in the middle of July and usually featuring up and coming or lesser known acts. Prices are reasonable compared with some of the larger Irish Music Festivals. Dates for 2019 have as yet not been released.

  • longitude.ie
  • info@ballyseedecastle.com
  • €69.50 (For a day ticket in 2018)

Book Festivals in Dublin

  • The Write Time

    Fingal, County Dublin

  • September 2018
  • A month long, (September 2018), celebration of all things literature and creativity based. Feature guest speakers from a broad spectrum of backgrounds including acting, writing, digital media and scriptwriting.

  • +353 (01) 890 5000
  • fingal.ie
  • customercareunit@fingal.ie
  • Find on Google Maps

Cycling & Walking Events in Dublin

  • The Equinox Charity Cycle

    Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, Dublin

    Cycling coast to coast, this year from Dublin to Galway. Starting with your back wheel in the Irish sea at sunrise and your front wheel in the Atlantic ocean at sunset. All in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital.

  • equinoxcycle.com
  • equinoxcycle@gmail.com
  • 2019 date to be confirmed (Last held 22nd September 2018)
  • Great Dublin Bike Ride

    Dublin City

    Merrion Square will be the start point for up to 7,000 riders. You can decide between a 65km route or, if you're feeling a little more adventurous, 105km!

  • greatdublinbikeride.ie
  • info@ballyseedecastle.com
  • +353 66 7125799
  • 23rd September 2018
  • Dublin Free Walking Tour

    Dublin City

    A novel approach to the the walking tour formula. These guys will take you on a walking tour of dublin, for free! They will though accept tips at the end, based on how much you enjoyed the tour.

  • dublinfreewalkingtour.ie
  • dublinfreewalkingtour.ie
  • Throughout July & August Every Year

Farmers Markets in Dublin

  • The Green Door Market Dublin (Daily, except Monday)
  • St. Anne Park Dublin (Open Saturday 9a.m to 5p.m)
  • Howth Market Dublin (Daily, from 7a.m to 8p.m)
  • The Complete Food Market Dublin (Daily, from 7a.m to 8p.m)
  • Dun Laoghaire Sunday Market Dublin (Sundays, 11a.m to 4p.m)
  • Oscar's Gourmeggs Dublin (Sundays, 9.30a.m to 4.30p.m)

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