Street Performer in Smithfield


Dublin loves a good festival so we narrowed it down to some of our favourite. 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.

Events and Culture

Bloomsday Festival
James 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 29th of June.


Festival of Curiosity

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.


An Irish Worldcon

Showcasing our Irish Culture and love for storytelling, An Irish Worldcon will captivate its audience and introduce a whole new side to being Irish. Taking place on the 15th to the 19th of August 2019, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention attendants are in for a treat with a behind the scenes of Irish creativity. From myths and legends to comic stories and fantasy fiction, An Irish Worldcon promises a unique once off experience for someone looking to share in our culture.
If you want to see what else Ireland can do in the world of fantasy it’s time to think deeper than Game of Thrones and take the Red Luas Line straight to the Convention Centre.


Dublin Fringe Festival

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 7th to the 22nd of September the Fringe Festival celebrates theatre, comedy, dance and art in areas all over Dublin. The festival is celebrating its 25th year and will have much in store for you.


Bram Stoker FestivalBram Stroker Festival

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 25th to the 28th 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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