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Held every year for 10 days from late July into early August...
More than 40 private and public gardens participate in the yearly Wicklow Gardens Festival , which runs from Easter roughly through to the end of August.
The Bray Jazz Festival brings some pretty decent players to the seaside town over the May Bank Holiday – the first weekend of the month.
A five-day extrav aganza of music, poetry, comedy and workshops that usually takes place in mid to late May.
The capital's best restaurants combine to serve up sample platters of their best dishes amid music and other entertainment over three food-filled days.
Classical music is small fry, but it's getting better all the time, thanks to the efforts of promoters who attract performers and orchestras from abroad; one local success has been the Anna Livia International Opera ...
A two-day alternative music festival over the first weekend in June in the ground of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
The best flat race in the country is run during the first week of June at the County Kildare course. A great occasion for racing fans and people with fancy hats.
Five hundred lunatics swim 2.5km from Rory O'More Bridge to the Custom House in late July – one can't but admire their steel will.
Four-day literature festival in early June that attracts Irish and international writers to its readings, performances and talks.
This 10km road race for charity (on the second Sunday in June) – the largest of its kind in the world – attracts around 40,000 runners each year.
For one night a year, museums, galleries, artists' studios, historic homes and churches open their doors and host performances, lectures and workshops for the public.
Ten-day green festival in late June on sustainable living, with a diverse program of workshops, exhibitions and children’s activities.
Free outdoor music, children's and film events at weekends from June to September in Temple Bar's Meeting House Sq.
Traditional music festival in the bars of the cultural quarter over the last weekend in January.
Three-day mega-music festival in mid-July at Punchestown Racecourse, featuring heavyweight pop, rock and dance acts.
Not the traditional feast that precedes the Catholic Lent but a week-long festival of theatre, performance, music, readings and – inevitably – a high-energy, colourful parade through the city centre for the city’s qu...
An international film and documentary festival held at the Irish Film Institute in August.
Initially a festival for those shows too 'out-there' or insignificant to be considered for the main festival, this is now a three-week extravaganza with more than 100 events and over 700 performances...
For two weeks in October most of the city's theatres participate in this festival, originally founded in 1957 and today a glittering parade of quality productions and elaborate shows.
The highlight of the comedy year is the annual Bulmers International Comedy Festival, which takes place at 20-odd venues over three weeks, usually in September, and features a barrel-load of local and international t...
Despite the unwieldy title, the only event of its kind anywhere in the world, with more than 30 gay- and lesbian-themed productions over two weeks in May.
Local flicks, arty international films and advance releases of mainstream movies make up the menu of the city's film festival, which runs over two weeks in mid-February.
Every 16 June a bunch of weirdos wander around the city dressed in Edwardian gear, talking nonsense in dramatic tones...
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