If you want to treat yourself to a truly memorable weekend away, try visiting Ireland’s capital during festival season, which runs from September 1st until 31st October. Dublin is easy to get to by plane or ferry and there are plenty of cheap hotels. Try one of the Travelodges in Dublin for a great deal on a room in the midst of the action. Here are just a few of the highlights coming up during festival season this year…
Dublin Fashion Festival, 4-7 September
If hitting the shops is your idea of fun on a weekend away, then make sure you’re in town for this four day celebration of all things fabulous in the world of fashion and beauty. Big names such as Dublin’s most upmarket department store Brown Thomas will be putting on special offers and events, and a fun, friendly atmosphere will take over the whole city’s shopping streets.
Dublin Fringe Festival, 6th-21st September
This innovative festival celebrates all that’s new and exciting in the worlds of entertainment, theatre and dance. And even if you don’t go to a show, the unmistakable buzz the festival creates means you can soak it up in the streets and pubs of Dublin as you explore the city.
Oktoberfest, 18th-5th October
Beer lovers are in for a treat this autumn when the world famous Oktoberfest decamps from its Munich home to Georges Dock in Dublin. It’s not just the beer that’s coming either – traders are arriving to set up a German market packed with traditional crafts and food and there’ll even be some real Bavarian barmaids in traditional dress.
With many other events going on during festival season, you’re bound to find something to entertain you, no matter what your idea of a good craic!
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