23rd January – 27th January 2019: 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.
20th February – 3rd March 2019: 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 2019: 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.
20th June – 29th June 2019: Dublin Pride Festival
The ten day long LGBT festival culminates in a colourful parade. Everyone is invited! (dublinpride.ie
16th June 2019: 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.
12th July – 14th July 2018: City Spectacular
Ireland’s biggest free summer festival is a fair full of great street performers, family workshops and food villages.
September 2019 (TBC): 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.
September - October 2019 (TBC): 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.