The splendid city of Dublin is celebrated worldwide for its exciting cultural events that run throughout the year. This autumn/winter is no exception as visitors will be able to attend and enjoy a whole host of traditional Irish festivities. With this in mind, here is my top pick of cultural events to be held in Dublin this up-coming season, so book your flight and reserve a hotel in Dublin on Venere.com, and visit one or more of these fun cultural events listed below.
1. Temple Bar TradFest 2014
This wonderful festival celebrates the best of Irish music and culture over a period of five days and five nights. The Temple Bar TradFest is now in its ninth year and this year’s line-up featuring over two-hundred free events is set to be the best yet. This festival has something for all ages and even includes a family programme to enable everybody to get involved in traditional Irish culture. Throughout the festivities, held from the 22nd to the 26th of January, music and art will be brought in full force to the streets of Temple Bar making this an unmissable event for all!
2. Dublin Docklands’ Christmas Festival
This magical Christmas market is returning to George’s Dock for the ninth consecutive year. Visitors will be able to revel in a little festive cheer as they explore the unforgettable Victorian Carnival, the artisan food and craft market and Santa’s splendid grotto. Dublin’s Christmas Festival will be in full swing from the 12th of December until the 23rd of the month making this a fantastic event for everybody looking to get into the festive spirit.
3. Dublin Beatles Festival 2013
This music festival is set to be Dublin’s newest and most exciting of the year. Celebrations will begin on the 7th of November and draw to a close on the 12th of the month. The festival will mark the 50th anniversary of the only Beatles performance ever held in the Irish capital. Over twenty Irish and international groups will be taking to the stage to play homage to the iconic rock group. The festival will also feature memorabilia fairs, art exhibitions, fashion shows and street art displays.
4. Dublin Book Festival 2013
This vibrant and informative festival is now coming into its eighth year and has always proved to be a great success for the city. The Dublin Book Festival aims to showcase, develop and support Irish publishing through the marketing and sale of works produced in the region. This is a fabulous and family-friendly cultural event that will be held at the city’s Smock Alley Theatre from the 14th to the 17th of November.
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