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2019 GAA Championship

The GAA 2019 Season promises to be another exciting year for counties, clubs, players and fans alike. 

crokepark.ie

26 January
15 September
National Botanical Gardens

National Botanical Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free. A premier scientific institution, the gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world. The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin are located in Glasnevin and are famous for the exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. 

botanicgardens.ie

22 May
31 December

The Snapper

The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon's baby 'the snapper' is born..

gatetheatre.ie

06 June
03 August
Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival

Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival

A global celebration of 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the start of Pride movement worldwide.

dublinpride.ie

20 June
29 June
Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Don't miss your chance to see this sensational production. 

bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

24 June
29 June

Westlife 'The Twenty Tour'

Celebrating Westlife's 20th anniversary, 'The Twenty Tour' ends its run of live shows with nights at Croke Park. 

crokepark.ie

05 July
06 July
Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

This summer's festival integrates the old and the new, with festival favourites that everyone knows and loves, and a new  mix of exciting programming to elevate Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular to a whole new level.

cityspectacular.com

12 July
14 July
Festival of Curiosity

Festival of Curiosity

Playful days & Curious Nights. Experience a cultural feast of unique, visual and interactive experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts.

festivalofcuriosity.ie

18 July
21 July
Dublin Horse Show

Dublin Horse Show

Since it was first held in 1864 the Horse Show has become a Dublin institution. A celebration of Ireland's affinity with the horse, from the bets show horses to the best international show jumpers. It is one of Ireland's largest events, a highlight of the summer, each year welcoming tens of thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world.

dublinhorseshow.com

07 August
11 August
Wine & Cheese Festival

Wine & Cheese Festival

Bigger, better AND in a brand new, leafy green, city centre location - The Iveagh Gardens - it's going to be a stunning spot for quaffing wine and scoffing cheese.

the-eatyard.com/wine-cheese-festival

08 August
11 August
The Big Grill Festival

The Big Grill Festival

The Big Grill is Europe's largest BBQ festival, and returns for its sixth year. The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire & smoke bringing chefs cooks and pit masters from Ireland, UK and further along with over 20,000 visitors to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks. 

biggrillfestival.com/

15 August
18 August
Love Sensation Festival

Love Sensation Festival

A next generation two-day music and arts festival aimed at the LGBT+ community and their many friends, Love Sensation sees LILY ALLEN, CLEAN BANDIT, GOSSIP & KELIS top the bill across the weekend. Who else could host the main stage for the weekend, there really is only one woman for the job, step forward Panti Bliss!

lovesensation.ie

17 August
18 August
Dublin Fringe Festival

Dublin Fringe Festival

Dublin Fringe Festival is home to bold ideas, brave performing arts and adventurous audiences. 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. 

fringefest.com

07 September
22 September