Dublin is most famous for the St Patrick’s Festival, which takes place around St Patrick’s Day (17th March), each year. However there are lots of other festivals spanning music, literature, film, theatre, culture, food and dance. If you can name it, we’ve probably got a festival for it. You can view upcoming festivals below or see our full What’s On listings.

Dublin Book Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland's most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors. Most DBF 2018 events will take place in Smock Alley Theatre in the heart of Temple Bar. There will also be events in the National

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Festival of Politics

Various Locations

Whether you agree with Frank Zappa’s view that “Politics is the entertainment branch of industry”, or lean toward Jay Leno’s less charitable interpretation that “Politics is showbusiness for ugly people”, it’s hard to deny that we live in a time of unprecedented politicisation and polarisation. Our unique events ‘occupy’ spaces that within their very walls, have borne witness to historic tumult and machination. Tailors’Hall, described by some as a Political monument, has seen a lot in its 300 year history, most notably as the ‘back lane parliament’ and meeting place

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Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival

Various Venues

Welcome to the inaugural Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival. A weekend festival celebrating music and vinyl through interviews and discussions with musicians and writers as well as playing loads of records! A celebration of music and the vinyl record. An idea borne out of conversations in a record shop, where else? A common memory of the importance of vinyl in our youth and a belief that it had become relevant again. The look of the cover, the feel of the sleeve, the smell of the record and the purity of the sound.. it was a format worthy of a revival! The Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival will bring

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The Jonathan Swift Festival

Various Locations

Join us this November/December to celebrate the life and work of Ireland's most popular author. Awaken Your Inner Giant at The Jonathan Swift Festival as we explore the life and legacy of one of Ireland's greatest luminaries. Challenge yourself at one of our public debates and discussions. Have your funny bone tickled at “Swift Laugh's." Relax and join us for a “Swift Beer” at our 18th Century Tasting Session. Transport yourself to fantastical lands of music and performance. Lose yourself in the magic and mayhem of “Gulliver's Fair” in which the market place of Swift's most famous

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New Year's Festival


  • PoliticsFestDub Festival of Politics

    The @IFI_Dub and festival of Politics Present... 'When The War Comes' a documentary by Jan Gebert that explores the very topical themes of nationalism and the mechanism of power. Book your seat today: https://t.co/H46N2hkZVG https://t.co/P9m9aU5e7v

  • mountainstosea Mountains to Sea

    Publishers, the closing date for both poetry competitions is Fri, Nov. 30th. Judges for the Poetry Now Award are Moya Cannon, Lucy Collins & Bernard O'Donoghue. The judge for the Shine / Strong Poetry Award to be announced. Entry Form and full details at https://t.co/NyDNeIPB1O https://t.co/OX2ITw9pnL

  • events_DCC Events DCC

    #WinterLightsDublin is coming soon https://t.co/4k5R7sWcxj

  • improvfestirl Improv Fest Ireland

    They make stuff up. Sometimes funny stuff. Sometimes in front of people. Mostly in Dublin. The Irish Dublin. The one and only TINY perform at The Tightrope's night on 3 Dec @tightropedub The Tightrope https://t.co/jH3YztO7nA

  • ExpJapan Experience Japan

    Post-concert party putting up collages of photos on the wall, celebrating everyone's #achievements ⁦@MofaJapan_en⁩ #intercultural #diversity #fusion #Ireland #Japan https://t.co/R71ITI8X7p

  • FemmoFilmFest Dublin Feminist Film Festival

    Have you picked up tickets for our IRISH PREMIERE of THE SEEN AND UNSEEN (Indonesia, 2017)? Directed by Kamila Andini, w/ sumptuous cinematography by Anggi Frisca. Don't want to miss the opportunity to see this on the big screen @LightHouseD7. Tickets: https://t.co/pXsCwE5dCV https://t.co/bIlbJfj6Wc

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Dublin Games Festival


The Dublin Games Festival will be an event that will bring a new experience that has not been seen before at Irish gaming events. It will feature esports, expo, experiences, marketplace, business and music. Join the gaming revolution!

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Dundrum on Ice

Dundrum Town Centre

Ice Skating on real ice in Dundrum Town Centre every Winter since 2010. We are located in the Pembroke District down from the Mill Pond beside the Port House Ibericos. Whether you are just starting out with ice skating or are a seasoned pro, Dundrum On Ice offers the highest quality seasonal ice skating experience in Dublin today. Book for individual sessions as an individual or small group.

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Trinity HistoryCon

Trinity Long Room Hub

A Most Excellent Adventure Begins… Calling all Jedi, Wizards, Hobbits, Goblin Kings, and Timelords… In the internet age, many people outside of academia wonder how scholars stay relevant and connected. We have all heard in the classroom, “why should I learn this when I can Google it?” The truth is we, like the Jedi, help others see otherwise invisible connections in the world, “the Force”. Academic rigour brings to light causes, correlations, and questions in our history, our culture, our environment, and ourselves. A twelve-year-old watching Star Wars for the first time may

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