A celebration of Ireland's affinity with the horse, the Dublin Horse Show i ......
A celebration of Ireland's affinity with the horse, the Dublin Horse Show is something of an institution in the city and is one of the highlights of summer in Dublin. With guests often dressed in their finest suits and dresses, the show is a prestigious affair which sees over 1,400 horses and ponies competing in more than 100 competitions and classes for big prize money. In addition to the many horse displays, visitors are entertained with theatre, live music and magic shows and there is also a shopping area where visitors can pick up a memento of the day. Steeped in tradition, Thursday is usually Ladies' Day during which a cash prize is awarded to the best dressed lady. Each year, the glittering show attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.
Since 1920, spectators turn out to watch swimmers race in the River Liffey ......
Since 1920, spectators turn out to watch swimmers race in the River Liffey from Rory O'More Bridge to the Custom House. Over 250 men and 100 women swim in the historic race, with the Liffey Boardwalk providing a great viewing point.
Free to spectate.
Dublin Fringe Festival
Date (To be confirmed):
September 2016 - October 2016 (September and October.)
Ireland's largest festival for the performing arts has grown from its modes ......
Ireland's largest festival for the performing arts has grown from its modest beginnings in 1995 to become one of the city's best-loved events. It now puts on about 750 performances in 30 venues throughout the city in places as diverse as St Stephen's Green and Mounjoy Prison as well as a variety of pubs and smaller venues. The festival aims to deliver a programme of 'fantastic, beautiful, exciting, head-bending live performances' in the fields of modern theatre, dance, comedy and visual arts. Total audiences exceed 45,000 in what has become a festival of international importance.
The best time to experience Dublin's many theatres is during the city's ann ......
The best time to experience Dublin's many theatres is during the city's annual October Theatre Festival. The programme promises 'a bold, diverse, and entertaining international programme, with dominant themes of passion, politics, and betrayal'. For 16 days, stages across Dublin come alive with a range of productions ranging from puppetry to live theatre. As well as plenty of home-grown talent, visitors have the opportunity to see acts from all corners of the world.
More than 10,000 runners have participated over recent years in the Adidas ......
More than 10,000 runners have participated over recent years in the Adidas Dublin City Marathon. The 42.2km (26.2 miles) race starts at Baggot Street and finishes in Merrion Square West, both near the city centre. The route passes through many of Dublin's most historic Georgian streets, with Trinity College, Herbert Park, St Stephens Green and Phoenix Park among the highlights of a mainly flat single-lap course. Thousands of spectators line the route to watch the race and cheer on the runners. The winners receive the Noel Carroll Memorial Trophy, while all those that cross the finish line get an engraved medal and a commemorative marathon T-shirt. The day before the marathon an International Breakfast race is run to welcome overseas athletes with traditional Irish music.
Temple Bar Trad - Irish Music and Culture Festival
Date (To be confirmed):
This is Dublin's premier celebration of traditional Irish music and culture ......
This is Dublin's premier celebration of traditional Irish music and culture. For five days and nights, Temple Bar in the heart of the city, comes alive to the sound of jigs and reels from the many pubs and cultural centres in the area. Nowhere else in the city do audiences get the chance to see masters of the tradition perform up close in small intimate venues. With live music concerts, pub sessions, workshops, children's events, festival club and much much more, prepare for a barrage of flutes, accordions, bodhráns, mighty sessions and great craic.
Intended to showcase Dublin's fantastic eateries, this week-long event incl ......
Intended to showcase Dublin's fantastic eateries, this week-long event includes special offers for diners, a unique mix of demonstrations, competitions, prosecco evenings, wine-tastings, trad sessions, belly dancing events, and much more.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival runs over the course of a three day ......
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival runs over the course of a three day event. There will be a vibrant selection of live music from home grown talent and visitors can let their feet do the talking at the large Céilí or learn how to pour the perfect pint from the Guinness experts. There will also be family fun, film, sport, comedy and much more.
A walk around the city (starting at the James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great ......
A walk around the city (starting at the James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street) in celebration of the life of James Joyce, as part of the annual Dublin Writers' Festival. The event is named after the main character in Ulysses - Leopold Bloom. Fans of the author dressed in Edwardian costume follow the route around Dublin taken by Bloom and usually have a breakfast of sausages, beans, black and white pudding and toast at some stage along the way. Davy Byrne’s Pub usually figures on the route. Readings and dramatisations from the novel take place, as well as traditional Irish music. Many celebrations are hosted by the James Joyce Centre.