WHAT'S ON IN DUBLIN
Dublin plays host to numerous events and festivals each year. From sports to drama, fashion to film, there is something for everyone. Highlights of the Dublin festival and events calendar include;
- Audi Dublin International Film Festival - 16th - 26th February: See the best of Irish and international cinema at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. The festival is to host a gala screening of Ben Wheatley’s dynamic action film Free Fire. Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson and the ubiquitous Jack Reynor indulge in a vast shoot-out that lasts almost the whole duration of the picture. Wheatley, director of cult phenomena such as Kill List and A Field in England, will be among those on the red carpet
- St. Patricks Festival - 16th - 19th March: As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. It sets out to reflect the talents and achievements of Irish people on many national and world stages, and it acts as an exciting showcase for the manifold skills of the people of Ireland, of every age and social background.
- International Literature Festival 2017 - 20th - 28th May: Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress.
- Bloom - 1st - 5th June: Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 primarily as a promotional vehicle for horticulture; providing a showcase for garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture and gardening as a hobby. Based on similar successful formats such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows and RHS Hampton Court Palace shows, Bloom has numerous highly creative gardens and plant displays which are used to inspire and excite the public about gardening and garden design.
- Tiger Fringe Festival - 9th - 24th September: Fringe is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round organisation focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts from Irish and international makers.Followed by fans and first timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 33,000 spectators for 14 days each September and transforms Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe.