The list of things to do in Dublin is never-ending. From conferences to concerts, festivals to football, there is always an event in Dublin to keep us busy. If you’re planning a trip in 2023, now is a great time to book accommodation in Dublin in what promises to be a busy year.
Tradfest in January
January in Dublin means all things Irish music. Tradfest is back in January and celebrates traditional Irish music in all its forms. It draws crowds from all over Ireland and the world to share their passion and talent for this unique style of music. This year the festival has branched out of Temple bar and gigs are scheduled in many notable buildings in Dublin. Many events are free of charge but you’ll have to buy tickets for the big ones.
Rugby in February
February is a month to celebrate rugby, particularly the return of the six-nations, a notably successful tournament for Ireland. Head to a local pub to see our brilliant boys in green face Wales on 2nd Feb, and Italy on 25th, or you can buy tickets to see Ireland V France on 22nd Feb in the Aviva Stadium, the home of Irish rugby.
St Patricks Festival in March
St Patricks in Dublin is much bigger than a parade on 17th March. The St Patricks Festival usually takes place over a week in the middle of March and is one of our busiest times of the year. You can enjoy music and dancing, live shows, theatres, gigs, family entertainment and so much more as the city literally turns green in honour of our patron saint.
Poker in April
Irish Poker Open returns to the RDS in Dublin in 2023 from 3rd to 10th April 2023. Attracting crowds from around the world, the winner of this formidable contest of skill and concentration will be rewarded with notoriety and a one million Euro jackpot. There are over 40 events and you can attend as a competitor or a spectator.
Concerts in May
May is the start of the summer season in Ireland and warm weather brings concerts! There are plenty of gigs to choose from this May including Bruce Springsteen who’ll rock the RDS on the 5th of May and Duran Duran follow on the 7th. Michael Bublé graces the stage of the 3Arena on 13th & 14th May – and these are only the headline acts. There are dozens of smaller venues and pubs hosting homegrown talent throughout the month.
Taste in June
Taste of Dublin returns to Dublin Iveagh Gardens from 15th to 18th June 2023. Taste is a celebration of food, cooking and Irish produce. The festival allows visitors to engage with Ireland’s top chefs and producers, purchase artisan ingredients and taste some of the summer’s finest food and drink all against the beautiful backdrop of Dublins’ Secret Garden.
All Ireland in July
In July we celebrate Irish sport in all its forms. After months of fighting their way to the top, The 2023 All-Ireland hurling and football finals take centre stage on for Sundays July 23rd and 30th respectively. Drawing crowds from across the country, the suburb of Drumcondra is overrun with high-spirited sports fans enjoying the biggest day of the year. Up The Dubs!
Comic Con in August
August is a time for creativity and fun in Dublin as the Comic Con Returns. Ireland’s biggest gathering of fantasy, art, sci-fi and alternative entertainment fans returns to the convention centre in Dublin in August. Expect to see fantastic costumes, meet and greets and plenty of ‘nerd’ paraphernalia to buy or admire.
Theatre in September
Theatres are packed in September as the weather cools down in Dublin. Bord Gais Energy Theatre plays host to orphan Annie and her gang of friends from 29th August to 2nd September followed by the classic love story Dirty Dancing from 5th to 16th. The Bodyguard, featuring the music of Whitney Heuston takes over from the 18th to 23rd and is sure to draw a crowd. If you fancy something a little more traditional, Riverdance takes residence in Gaiety Theatre from 15th June all the way to 10th September.
Halloween in October
Bram Stoker Festival returns to Dublin from: Friday 27 October – Monday 30 October 2023 and is sure to cause a few frights. Celebrating the life and times of this world-famous writer, it’s appropriate to celebrate all things spooky in October, around Halloween.
Christmas Starts Early in November.
Christmas lights go up, shop windows are decorated, and Christmas carols are in full swing in Dublin in November. A range of festive events and shows take off in November and endure well into December. More information will be released closer to the date.
Panto in December
Panto kicks off in December in Dublin and there are usually a dozen of shows to choose from. A festive tradition between friends and families for many years, the streets outside the biggest theatres in Dublin are usually packed with children screaming ‘he’s behind you!’ as amused adults try to rush them home to bed with the threat of Santa watching. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year.
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