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Dublin loves a good festival so we narrowed it down to some of our favourites. Events and festivals run year round, always within close proximity to The Hendrick, so you won’t be shy of opportunities to get a different feel for our city.

Dublin Cultural Events


TradFest is Ireland’s largest traditional music festival showcasing a range of talents both established and new. This Dublin festival will host a range of traditional, folk, nu-folk and rock and roll concerts perfect for the fans of these genres or the curious visitor. For more information and to see who is playing, visit the TradFest website.

St. Patrick’s Festival

13-17 March 2021

If not yet on it, St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin should definitely be on your travel bucket list. St. Patrick’s Day sees celebrations all over the world and nowhere is it better than in the Irish capital. Come for the parade or arrive early and take part in a weekend full of events and celebration honouring Irish culture and our patron saint. Drink Guinness, wear green and meet some of the friendliest people around. The Hendrick’s city centre location will ensure that you get to and from the St. Patrick’s Festival events with ease.

Bloomsday FestivalJames Joyce - Bloomsday

Bloomsday is an annual celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses and to mark the occasion in style Dublin comes to life in a street carnival designed to appreciate the literary arts. This Dublin tradition is not the one to miss! For the festival that’s in it people gather dressed of the book’s period and spend the days enjoying a range of activities. From lectures to workshops to theatre to pub crawls Bloomsday is meant for everyone.
Bloomsday Festival takes place all over Dublin so it’s easy to get involved. Hop on the Luas or Dublin Bus into the city centre and be swarmed by Bloomsday fanatics enjoying the merriment. Hot spots to look out for include Sweny’s Chemist and Davy Byrne’s Pub.


Arrive in Dublin for a huge LGBTQ round of celebrations with the festival with events and parties all week long to enjoy. Dublin Pride will conclude with a bang like no other following a spectacular parade walk through the city centre and a free open air event in Merrion Square on the 27th of June.

Festival of Curiosity

16-19 July 2020

Coming to Dublin for more than just a break, want to do some thinking while you’re here? The Festival of Curiosity needs people like you to engage with. The Festival of Curiosity inspires people to discover more by creating visual and interactive experiences all over Dublin highlighting the scientific tech savvy aspects to our Irish personality. Activities include interactive installations, pop up playgrounds, immersive experiences, secret tours, urban escapes and night cycles.

Dublin Fringe Festival

5-10 September 2020

Want to grasp our culture and see it unveiled? The Dublin Fringe Festival promises to showcase the fresh and imaginative approaches to the arts from both Irish and international markets. It requires you to open your mind, question what you know and attempt to understand the things we see. Spread over 16 days and nights from the 5th to the 20th of September the Fringe Festival celebrates theatre, comedy, dance and art in areas all over Dublin.


Bram Stoker FestivalBram Stroker Festival

23-26 October 2020

Get down to get creepy at the Bram Stoker Festival this October Bank Holiday Weekend. Celebrating yet another aspect of Irish culture and the works of the inspiring author himself, Bram Stoker Festival embraces your wacky and spooky side. Events run from the 23rd to the 26th of October suitable for families, mate dates and, not mate dates. Follow the hashtag #BiteMeDublin and find the performances, workshops and audio tours and more that take place all over the city.


New Year’s FestivalDublin New Years Eve

Finishing out the year with us Dubliners? Excellent choice! The New Year’s Festival in Dublin is special, gathering at the heart of our city, the Custom House, to reign in the New Year as one. The headline gig is always unbelievable bringing the New Year in the only way the Irish know how. As per the norm, the reliability of the Red Luas line won’t let you down, brining you straight to the heart of the New Year craic in 15 minutes.

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