St Patrick's Day

The world-famous St Patrick's Festival, Ireland's national celebration of identity, arts and culture, showcases the very best of Irish and international talent and entertainment with a whole host of fun festivities. The legendary St Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17th travels across the city and will certainly astound and amaze with its myriad of talented performers, vivid colours and awesome hand-crafted structures…so make sure you get into the city centre to eexperience this spectacle.

Dublin Horse Show

First held in 1864 the Horse Show is a Dublin institution, celebrating Ireland's affinity with the horse, from the best show horses to the best international show jumpers. It is one of Ireland's largest events, a highlight of the summer, each year welcoming tens of thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world.
Complementing the equestrian programme, there is an excellent lineup of music and entertainment with 300+ trade stands offering art and antiques, fashion, and equestrian lines- you will be spoiled for choice!
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Fringe Festival

Dublin Fringe Festival has a whole lot of attitude reflecting Dublin’s long history of rebelliousness – not just political, but social and cultural. While theatre, dance and performance art is still very much the core, like its Scottish counterpart its comedy billing treads the line between edgy and established. And then there's the rest. There are disco dinners and public-generated productions, tidal-powered fashion experiments and 3D electro gigs.  Fringe’s venues range from the traditional, to the modern, to the virtual.

Bram Stoker Festival

Inspired by the heritage of Dublin-born Gothic author Bram Stoker and his notorious novel Dracula, Dublin's Dark Side comes alive at the Bram Stoker Festival. Join in as the festival infiltrates the very crevices of the city, awakening the dormant gothic that sleeps in the heart of Dublin with a devilish mixture of family fun, adventurous arts, major installations, literature, drama and the unexpected.
This spooktacular festival has plenty to suit thrill seekers of all ages.

Theatre Festival

First staged in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is Europe's longest established specialist theatre festival bringing the world's best theatre to the city's stages each autumn, staging classic plays by celebrated companies alongside work by exciting, emerging theatre makers from home and abroad.
Throughout the festival, performances take place in venues and locations across the city. The programme incorporates theatre, music, dance and family events as well as talks, public discussions, works in progress showcases and artist development programmes.

Christmas in Dublin

Ireland loves Christmas. Some highlights…Dublin floating market: the Docklands 12 days of Christmas festival is moored over George’s Dock in the city centre, with gifts, mulled wine, hot chocolate and live music. Dublin families visit the Christmas windows of Dublin’s prestigious Brown Thomas department store while enjoying the atmosphere and Christmas lights on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Dublin’s Phoenix Park is a playground of deer, and each Christmas the park offers the chance to meet some members of Bambi’s herd and hear a talk given by the park’s keepers.
After Christmas dinner horseracing is the next Christmas tradition to try.