24th January – 28th January 2018: Temple Bar TradFest
With over 200 free events including outdoor stages, street performers, pipe bands, and much more, the Temple Bar Tradfest is the best way to discover Irish culture during the chilly days of January.
22nd February – 4th March 2018: Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF)
Since 2003, Dublin plays host to the Dublin International Film Festival, which has welcomed major Irish stars such as Colin Farrell or Daniel Day-Lewis. The DIFF screens films from all over the world to the mostly Irish audience. For some of the films presented, this will be the only chance to enjoy a public screening in Ireland!
17th March 2018: St Patrick's Day
Ireland’s national day is the
time to wear something green, sup on a Guinness and sing folk songs until the early hours in Ireland’s capital city. Live music, funfairs and theatre fill the streets.
30th June 2018: Dublin Pride Festival
The ten day long LGBT festival culminates in a colourful parade. Everyone is invited! (dublinpride.ie
16th June 2018: Bloomsday
Dublin celebrates Thursday, 16th June, 1904, which is the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses about the famous Leopold Bloom. There are different ways of celebrating: dressing up as characters from the book, readings, performances and eating the same breakfast Bloom had on the morning of the 16th of June.
6th July – 8th July 2018: Street Performance World Championship
Ireland’s biggest free summer festival is a fair full of great street performers, family workshops and food villages.
1st September 2018: The Liffey Swim
Brave swimmers race from Watling Street Bridge to the Custom House on the River Liffey. Show your support from the banks of the river.
27th September - 14th October 2018: Dublin Theatre Festival
This annual event unites artists, theatre-makers and audiences from all over the world, participating in a programme that includes theatre, music, dance, artist talks, public discussions and artist development programmes.