Dublin Events

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Irish Music & Irish Dancing Show

What is it? The Merry Ploughboy’s Irish Music & Irish Dancing Show, which is widely regarded as the best traditional music show in Dublin. Enjoy a night filled with Irish music, dancing and food.
Tickets: adult €49.50, child €29.70

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Joanne McNally

What is it? Comedy. With comics like Joanne McNally representing Irish women in comedy, it’s clear that the future of jokes and jest is in good hands. She’s just landed herself a starring role on Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ’s Republic of Telly, where she’ll be spoofing and goofing around for viewers’ pleasure. However, stand-up is where she started and it’s where she really excels. Tickets: 13 €

When? January 13th, 2016

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Chali 2na & The Funk Hunters

What is it? Music. Chali 2na, formerly of hip-hop supergroups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, has done anything but turn into a dinosaur. He’s bringing his LA cool to the Sugar Club, where there’s always a legion of old-school hip-hop fans waiting to show their appreciation. It doesn’t matter whether the star’s east coast cool or west coast smooth, the venue is a magnet for hip hop lovers of all creeds. Tickets: 20 €

When? January 14th, 2016

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The Maccabees

What is it? Concert. This January, experience expertly-crafted songs performed live on the Olympia Theatre stage as one of Britain’s best and original bands, The Macabees, bring their stunning sound to Dublin. Armed with tracks from their best album yet, Marks To Prove It, find out why The Maccabees are exploding out of the British music scene as US fans, producers and promoters are crying out for a piece of these chart-topping musicians. Tickets: 27,90 €

When? January 16th, 2016

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Kevin Hart

What is it? Comedy. Kevin Hart is one of comedy’s biggest stars with a celebrated and award-winning career that has seen the talented entertainer become one of the industry’s most important and influential voices. Superstar actor and comedian Kevin Hart brings his juggernaut of an international world tour, What Now?, to Dublin’s comedy-lovers on January 22nd. Tickets: 54,65 €

When? January 22nd, 2016

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TradFest Temple bar

What is it? Festival. 2016 will mark the 11th year of TradFest – a festival based in Dublin’s Temple Bar, showcasing the full spectrum of traditional and folk music in some of Dublin’s most unique venues. The festival presents both established and up-and-coming artists, giving new voices a chance to be heard as part of this internationally renowned musical celebration, as well as offering a full programme of events suitable for families. Tickets: from 10 €

When? January 27th – 31st, 2016

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King’s Mountain 200

What is it? Biking. If you’re planning to get fit in the new year and you’re of the mindset that two wheels are better than four, think about participating in this cycle organised by Audax Ireland. Keen cyclists always relish a challenge whether it is navigating the city at rush hour or tackling hills and valleys on a long-distance tour at the weekend. Think you can handle 200km? Why not try? Tickets: 50 €

When? February 6th, 2016

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X Factor Live

What is it? Music. You’ve taken the journey with them from the first auditions, sat at the edge of your sofa during the six-seat challenge, before watching those young hopefuls take on the judges’ houses and following live shows, but here is your chance to see the best of 2015’s X Factor stars perform at Dublin’s 3Arena. Tickets: 26,90 €

When? February 19th, 2016

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Dine in Dublin

What is it? Food. Save some room for dessert as you embark on another culinary adventure with the Dine in Dublin team. Returning for another season, the festival will take place at various locations around the city with well-known restaurants and top chefs taking part in the fun. Tantalize your taste buds and be part of the exciting atmosphere as Dublin city comes to life with an array events from live cookery shows, cocktail classes, musical meals and disco brunches.

When? February 20th – 29th, 2016

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Africa Run Ireland

What is it? Running. The first annual Africa Run Ireland takes place in Raheny, organised by the VLM, a non-for-profit organisation that sends volunteers to under-developed areas in Africa. If you fancy a little adventure without going all the way to the African continent, join the VLM’s fun run through the woods and rose gardens in St. Anne’s Park. You can choose between the 5k and 10k runs, so you should get into training soon. It’s the perfect start to the new year. Africa Run Ireland is a rewarding way of raising money for charity, and you might even get fitter and sportier as a result. It’s a win-win situation. Tickets: 15-20 €

When? February 27th, 2016

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What is it? Concert. Adele is back with a stadium-storming show which comes to Dublin for two shows at the 3Arena. You’ve worn out her previous albums and now it’s time to see the star perform live in concert. Tickets: from 53 €

When? March 4th – 5th, 2016

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Laser Round the Island Races

What is it? Sailing. Laser Round the Island Races is the perfect excuse to go out and explore the north Dublin coastline, so make sure you have your walking shoes with you for this fantastic day out. Sailing in March is chilly but thrilling. Battling the wind and the unpredictable Irish sea takes prowess and a lot of hard work. If you feel like seeing some brave souls take on the waves off of Howth, while you are wrapped up in coats and scarves standing safely on dry land, you should absolutely check out Laser Round the Island Races. Tickets: FREE

When? March 12th, 2016

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St. Patrick’s Festival 2016

What is it? Festival. St Patrick’s Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of identity, arts and culture, will showcase the very best of Irish and international talent and entertainment with a whole host of fun festivities from. With countless activities planned for the festival, make sure you fit in as much as you can. But most importantly, get out into the city centre in your best greenery for the sheer spectacle that is 2016’s St Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday, March 17th. The legendary parade will travel across the city and will certainly astound and amaze with its myriad of talented performers, vivid colors and awesome hand-crafted structures. This world-famous festival is set to be the best yet so make sure you’re at the heart of it.

When? March 15th – 20th, 2016

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Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

What is it? Food Festival. Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, one of Ireland’s largest food festivals, is set in the beautiful seaside fishing village of Howth. With a huge range of restaurants, pubs, cafes and retailers offering a vast array of food, much of it produced on Howth’s doorstep, its no wonder Howth has become synonymous with great food.

When? March 18th – 20th, 2016

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Dublin Walking Festival

What is it? Walking. It’s hard to believe the Dublin and Wicklow mountains are right at the foot of our city so get your walking shoes on and join in the fun. This festival is suitable for everyone from young to old, novice to experienced and includes a packed programme.
From a full moon walk overlooking the lights of Dublin city, to plenty of scenic walks which take in the beauty of our countryside, bring the whole family out on an adventure on Easter Weekend and book the activities you want to take on at the Dublin Walking Festival. Tickets: from 12 €

When? March 25th – 27th, 2016

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Ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance

What is it? The Garden of Remembrance is one of the most peaceful places in Dublin. It’s perfect for personal and public reflection and despite being in the centre of the city, everything feels calm, even if it is full of people, as it will be for this momentous ceremony as part of the Ireland 2016 programme of events. Tickets: FREE

When? March 26th, 2016

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Dublin Port River Fest

What is it? Festival. The Dublin Port River Fest provides a wide range of activities on and around the River Liffey and the river quays for families over the June Bank Holiday Weekend 2016. The festival activities and attractions include a Festival of Sail along the River Liffey where you can visit large old sailing ships; a race in the River Liffey between Beckett and East Link Bridges; a Pirate Village with arts and crafts for children; a Dublin Port Tug Boat Dance with Water Canon on the river; face painters; balloon artists; port boat tours; a fun fair; food market; and live entertainment. Tickets: FREE

When? June 3rd – 6th, 2016

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Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

What is it? Running. The Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon has grown from 9,000 to an immense 40,000 participants since it first began over thirty years ago. Taking place each year over the June Bank Holiday weekend, women from across Ireland and Europe compete in this world-class sporting event. Tickets: 20 € ( watching is free)

When? June 6th, 2016

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