Festivals and Events in Dublin

Festivals are central to every culture, and this holds true for Ireland as well. As the capital, Dublin is the epicentre when it comes to celebrations in Ireland, and if you’re planning to visit the city soon, here’s our round-up of some of the top Dublin events that everyone should experience at least once in their life time.

Possibly one of the most famous Irish celebrations around the world, St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin is an experience unlike any other. Taking place in March, this Dublin festival sees the streets of the capital lined with party-goers over the long weekend. The main parade is held on Sunday morning and creates an electric atmosphere that is charged with excitement. This festival isn’t all fun and games though. It honours one of the most important patron saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick, on the day of his death.

A must-do when it comes to Dublin events, this celebration takes place in honour of the Irish writer James Joyce, the author of the world-renowned novel Ulysses. On this day, the city is full of energy, with walking tours, public talks, high tea events and bar crawls taking place throughout the capital.


Whether you’re a musician or simply like to listen, this music festival is one of the best in Ireland, featuring local and international artists who put on world-class, energetic performances. It’s popular with locals and travellers from around Europe, so make sure to purchase your tickets to attend as soon as possible.

If these festivals and events have got you excited, it’s time to start planning your holiday to Dublin! Give us a call, browse through the huge number of Dublin tour packages on our website or simply drop in to chat with us at your nearest SOTC branch, and we will help you get started with your Ireland tour packages.


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