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Open House Dublin 2011

Open House Dublin 2011 September 29, 2011 | Events | Read More
Open House Dublin, Ireland’s annual architecture festival, takes place next weekend, from 7th to the 9th October. For three days, more than 120 public and private buildings all over the city open their doors to visitors, who are free to explore the style and design of their interiors. Tours of...

Dublin Theatre Festival 2011

Dublin Theatre Festival 2011 September 23, 2011 | Events | Read More
The ever popular and world renowned Dublin Theatre Festival begins next weekend, and if you are hoping to catch a show while in town, there is no better time. Drama groups from Ireland and around the world will take to the stage at all hours of the day and night, to bring audiences a selection of plays,...

Dublin Contemporary

Dublin Contemporary September 8, 2011 | Events | Read More
After almost two years in gestation, the inaugral Dublin Contemporary visual art exhibition kicked off in Dublin this week. Hailed by the organisers as one the most ambitious art exhibitions ever staged in Ireland, more than 150,000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend the city-wide...

Halloween in Dublin

Halloween in Dublin August 27, 2011 | Events | Read More
Halloween, the night of ghosts, ghouls and all things ghastly, is believed to have originated in Celtic custom. The festival of Samhain was celebrated on 31st October every year as the night when the souls of the departed would return to where they came from, and evil spirits were released from the Otherworld,...

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Dublin

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Dublin August 18, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Prepare for a fest of German fun, food, entertainment, and most importantly, tankards of Bavarian beer served by comely Bavarian barmaids, as Oktoberfest kicks off again in Dublin next month for the second year running. A marquee, similar to the one at the epicentre of the famous annual festival in Munich,...

Where to Watch the Royal Wedding in Dublin

Where to Watch the Royal Wedding in Dublin April 28, 2011 | Events | Read More
Although much of the Western World seems to have gone Royal Wedding crazy lately there’s one place where it will be business (relatively) as usual. And that’s here in Dublin.  Geographically, Ireland may be part of the British Isles but visitors should remember that the Republic of Ireland...

All that Jazz – South Dublin style!

All that Jazz – South Dublin style! April 26, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So, what’s the jive?! Get out of town this weekend to Bray to catch some great musicians at the 12th Bray Jazz Festival. Stars include  BBC jazz singer of the year Christine Tobin; three-times Grammy Award-nominated Hamilton de Holanda from Brazil; American jazz guitar great Kurt Rosenwinkel; gypsy...

Having an Eggs-iting Kids Easter in Dublin!

Having an Eggs-iting Kids Easter in Dublin! April 19, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
For Sporty Types The GAA Museum is hosting a series of Easter Egg Hunts for families at Croke Park Stadium in the build-up to Easter Sunday. Visitors can take part in special guided tours of the stadium, collect clues and find tokens to collect Cadbury Easter Eggs For Country Folk Easter Sunday at...

Good Friday in Dublin

Good Friday in Dublin April 15, 2011 | Events, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Although Dublin has for many years been a relaxed secular city, there are two days out of 365 when the pubs, clubs, off licences/liquor shops, etc. are closed. And one of those is Good Friday, which falls on 22 April this year. The good news for anyone who fancies a pint of Guinness, or indeed any other...

What everyone is reading in Dublin in April

What everyone is reading in Dublin in April April 15, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you’re wondering what holiday reading to pack with you on your trip to Dublin, we – or rather Dublin City Council –  have at least one suggestion for you. Since 2005, Dublin – a UNESCO City of Literature – has encouraged everyone in the city to read the same book during the month of April...
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