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Dublin 2014 events

Heineken Green Energy Music Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2014

A lively programme of outdoor rock concerts by well-known artists at Dublin ......

A lively programme of outdoor rock concerts by well-known artists at Dublin Castle and smaller indoor gigs featuring lesser-known bands over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Venue:
Various venues throughout the city.

Category:
Music

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Pipeworks Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 (10 days in Jun every 3rd year. Dates TBC.)

Since it began in 1980 (as the Dublin International Organ & Choral Festival ......

Since it began in 1980 (as the Dublin International Organ & Choral Festival) this high calibre event has delivered an innovative and diverse programme of music-making with the organ as its focal point. The event makes full use of the wonderful range of organs in Dublin and also of the splendid cathedrals, churches and concert halls which house them. The festival features an organ-playing competition which attracts young virtuosi from every corner of the world. Masterclasses are given, and performances by celebrated international ensembles such as the Swingle Singers and the Mannheim Hochschule Kammerchor. In addition, Ireland's own premier ensembles feature, including the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, National Chamber Choir, RTE Philharmonic Choir and the three cathedral choirs of Dublin

Venue:
Various venues.

Category:
Music

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Bloomsday Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 (June.)

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 dramastisations from the novel take place, as well as traditional Irish music. Many celebrations are hosted by the James Joyce Centre.

Venue:
Various venues throughout the city.

Category:
Art & Literature

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love:live music

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 (June.)

As part of Ireland's National Music Day, Dublin will host Lá Ce ......

As part of Ireland's National Music Day, Dublin will host Lá Ceoil, a free concert between 1800-2200, showcasing Ireland’s indigenous music. The line-up includes Buffalo in the Castle, We Banjo 3, The Unwanted, Tarab, Mick O’Brien, members of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and DIT Traditional Music Ensemble and special guest Seán Mac Erlaine.
 

Venue:
Meeting House Square.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Music

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Dublin Horse Show

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014

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 prize money in excess of €500,000. And, 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.

Venue:
RDS Arena.

Event cost:
Various.

Category:
Sport

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The Liffey Swim

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014

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.

Venue:
River Liffey.

Event cost:
Free to spectate.

Category:
Spectacle

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Dublin Fringe Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2014 (September.)

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.

Venue:
Various venues in Dublin.

Event cost:
Various.

Category:
Comedy

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Dublin Theatre Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2014 - October 2014 (September-October.)

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.

Venue:
Various Dublin theatres.

Event cost:
Various. Tickets are individually priced.

Category:
Theatre & Film

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Dine in Dublin Restaurant Week

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2014 (October and March.)

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. It takes place twice a year in March and October.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:
Varies.

Category:
Food & Drink

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Dublin City Marathon

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2014

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.

Venue:
Streets of Dublin.

Event cost:
Free to spectate.

Category:
Spectacle

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Samhain Halloween Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2014 (Halloween Night.)

One of the city's few genuinely Celtic traditions, with parties and celebra ......

One of the city's few genuinely Celtic traditions, with parties and celebrations climaxing in fireworks and a thrilling night-time procession of witches, devils, druids and dragons.

Venue:
Venues throughout the city.

Event cost:
Free

Category:
Entertainment

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Leopardstown Races

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014 (December.)

One of the annual horse-racing highlights of Dublin's prestigious racecours ......

One of the annual horse-racing highlights of Dublin's prestigious racecourse, attracting riders from around Europe.

Venue:
Leopardstown Racecourse.

Address:
Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin, Ireland

Category:
Spectacle

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Dublin 2015 events

Temple Bar Trad - Irish Music and Culture Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015 (January.)

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!

Venue:
Various venues and locations around Temple Bar.

Address:
27 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Category:
Culture

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Six Nations Rugby Tournament

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015 - March 2015 (February-March.)

Ireland takes on England, Wales, Scotland, France and Italy in a series of ......

Ireland takes on England, Wales, Scotland, France and Italy in a series of games.

Venue:
Croke Park (home games only).

Event cost:
Various.

Category:
Sport

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Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015 (February.)

A celebration of the best in contemporary world cinema with over 100 film p ......

A celebration of the best in contemporary world cinema with over 100 film premieres during 10 days.

Venue:
Various venues throughout the city.

Event cost:
Varies.

Website:

Category:
Theatre & Film

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St. Patrick's Day Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015

The Guinness Storehouse will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival ......

The Guinness Storehouse will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival 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.

Venue:
Guinness Storehouse.

Event cost:
€14.40

Category:
Sport

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St Patrick's Day Parade

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015 (March 17th.)

Ireland's largest street party consists of parades, fireworks, family carni ......

Ireland's largest street party consists of parades, fireworks, family carnivals, street performances and ceilidh dancing throughout the city in honour of the patron saint of Ireland.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:
Free

Category:
Culture

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Colours Boat Race

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2015 (April TBC.)

A spectacular rowing race on the River Liffey between Trinity College and U ......

A spectacular rowing race on the River Liffey between Trinity College and University College Dublin.

Venue:
River Liffey.

Category:
Spectacle

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Edited by Tina Banerjee
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