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.
Howth, County Dublin
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.
Iveagh Gardens, County Dublin
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!
Herbert Park, Dublin City
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!
An Irish celebration of all things Italian. The organisers are looking to make a mark in the food festival calender. As well as celebrating Italian food there is also some Italian music and even a Vespa moped display.
Taking place in Dublin City annually towards the end of October. The Dublin Greek Film Festival has 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.
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.
Marley Park, Dublin
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.
Fingal, County Dublin
A month long celebration of all things literature and creativity based. Feature guest speakers from a broad spectrum of backgrounds including acting, writing, digital media and scriptwriting.
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.
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.
These top attractions are all too good to put in a strict order. So just think of them as ten of the best. The ten attractions and destinations that you won't want to miss.
Discover the face of Ireland that interests you most. We've broken Ireland's attractions, locations, and events into categories so you can easily find what appeals to you and your group.
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Explore Adare Village along the Wild Atlantic Way
Originally built in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills was mainly used for the spinning and weaving of wool. After it closed in 1973, it reopened in 1975 — as an Irish heritage shop.