Top Choice Theatre in Dublin

Dublin Fringe Festival

Initially a festival for those shows too 'out there' or insignificant to be considered for the main Dublin Theatre Festival, this is now a three-week extravaganza in its own right, with more than 100 events and over…
Top Choice Literature in Dalkey

Dalkey Book Festival

Salman Rushdie is an acknowledged fan, which must help its organisers, Sian Smyth and David McWilliams, to always draw some big award-winning names – in 2017 Louis de Bernières, Marlon James and Bernie Sanders were …
Top Choice Music in Dublin


A three-day alt-music festival in mid-July featuring old and new acts, art installations and food stalls.
Top Choice Art in Dublin

Culture Night

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. Everything is free and fabulous.
Top Choice Parade in Dublin

St Patrick's Festival

The mother of all festivals; 600,000-odd gather to 'honour' St Patrick over four days around 17 March on city streets and in venues.
Music in Southside


Music, art installations, performances and talks across three days and six stages of the Royal Dublin Society Showground's collection of warehouses and venues. Performers in 2016 included Grace Jones, DJ Shadow and …
Literature in Dublin


Every 16 June a bunch of weirdos wander around the city dressed in Edwardian gear, talking nonsense in dramatic tones. They're not mad – at least not clinically – they're only Bloomsdayers committed to commemorating…
Food & Drink in Grafton Street & Around

Taste of Dublin

The capital's best restaurants combine to serve up sample platters of their finest dishes amid music and other entertainment over three food-filled days. It's so popular that tickets are limited to four-hour increme…
Literature in Around Dublin

Mountains to the Sea Dlr Book Festival

This five-day festival, usually held in mid-March, features talks and readings by a host of Irish and international writers and poets. Events are spread between the new (and eye-catching) Lexicon library in Dun Laog…
Theatre in Dublin

Dublin Theatre Festival

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.