European Cup Rugby Finals Weekend, AVIVA stadium
17-18 May 2013
Dublin becomes the epicentre of European club rugby with the staging of both Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals in May. The RDS will host the Amlin Challenge Cup final on Friday 17 May and the AVIVA will host the Heineken Cup final. For more information click here.
Bloom, Phoenix Park
30 May-03 June
Ireland’s premier gardening and horticulture event combining food, craft and entertainment with show gardens, live stages and family activities. For more information click here.
Flora Women’s Mini Marathon
03 June 2013
Women’s 10k race, with most of the participants fundraising for the charity of their choice. For more information click here. Check out the Top 10 Foods for runners here.
John Ford Ireland Symposium, Dublin city centre
06-09 June 2013
A four-day symposium and festival celebrating one of the world’s greatest film directors - John Ford. For more information click here.
Riverdane - The Gathering
20-21 July 2013
On Saturday 20th July there will be a full day long of Riverdance events taking place at Merrion Square including a giant ceili and also a night time concert with the full Riverdance Orchestra where you will be able to enjoy Riverdance highlights from the past 19years’ performances. On Sunday 21st July - you will be able to experience a Guinness Book of Records attempt to create the longest Riverdance line along the Liffey and that same day enjoy a special Gathering performance of Riverdance with guests Jean Butler and Moya Doherty.
Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championships
18-21 July 2013
The free family festival brings jaw-dropping jugglers, awe-inspiring acrobats and spine-tingling sword swallowers to Ireland to compete for the Street Performance World Championship title. For more information click here
Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show - The RDS
07-11 August 2013
There’s something for everyone at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, with live music and entertainment, art, fashion, shopping, food and the best in national and internationalequestrian competitions. For more information click here.
Dublin Festival Season
There is no better time to visit Dublin than during festival season. In September and October the city is packed full of theatre and arts festivals. For more information on all of the below evevnts please click here.
Dublin Fringe Festival
07-22 September 2013
Dublin Culture Night
20 September 2013
26 September 2013
Dublin Theatre Festival
26 September - 13 October 2013
28 October 2013
One of the great European city marathons, taking place in Dublin city on the October Bank Holiday. For more information click here.
Dublin Book Festival
12-17 November 2013
The Dublin Book Festival is a showcase for Irish Publishers. There are talks, readings and workshops events for all ages. For more information click here.
IBO Presents Handel’s Messiah
06 December 2013
The IBO presents a period performance of Handel’s famous oratoria, ‘Messiah’ with guest conductor, choir and excellent soloists. For more information click here.
31 December 2013 -1 January 2014
Ring in the New Year in Dublin! Concerts, street performances, and family entertainment create a special countdown to 2014. For more information click here.