Top Summer Events In Dublin

Summer Events In Dublin

Check out some of the major events we think our hostellers will love taking place in Dublin over this Summer 2013. Just click on the month by month calendar to see what’s on!   You can also check out Visit Dublin for all Dublin Events happening daily

Dalkey Book festival

14- 16th Dublin

dalkey book festival

For the book lovers among our hostel guests   the annual Dalkey book festival features some top writers like Roddy Doyle, Ann Enright  and Dawn O Porter  and   takes place over 14- 16th  June in the very charming  seaside town  on Dalkey ( home to Bono’s and other  rich people )  Only  a 25 min  Dart ride from the Hostel, It’s a lively village to stroll around loads of great  coffee shops and bars  and you could work the off with a  coastal walk  or stroll  up to the top of Killiney and Dalkey head for amazing views  of  Dublin  and Wicklow/

Taste of Dublin

13-16th June

Foodies  you will love this – in the beautiful Ivegh Gardens in the heart of  Dublin  –  this is now a regular fixture  on the Dublin  social scene with   Dublin’s top restaurants  , celebrity chefs like Clodagh McKenna , Rachel Allen and  lots of delectable  artisan  producers.   For a serious nibble this is the place to be in Dublin from 13- 16th June.  Just a short walk from the hostel across the Liffey to   leafy Southside Dublin. Fingers crossed for good weather

Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival 2013

21st June 2013 – 30th June 2013

Dublin Pride celebrates big this year with a 30th anniversary. This amazing 10 day festival peaks with a colourful and diverse parade through the Streets of Dublin City on Saturday 29th June at 11am. There will be partying in Merrion square at the pride Village  to finish up . The full programme can be viewed at


27th June –  1st September

Riverdance in Dublin  2013If you  are looking for something iconically  Irish during your stay at Jacobs Inn – look no further than the RIverdance  which returns to  the Gaiety theatre  on South King street  Dublin 2 which opens on 27th June – 1st September . Only a 15 minute walk from Jacobs Inn you can book online at ticket PS  you can often get good value at matinees for River dance on Saturdays and Sundays


You Bloom festival

June 28-30 th

If you  love independent music -You Bloom Dublin  is the festival for you , Dublin’s  Dame street will be  the Location for this first annual event featuring  100  independent musical  acts from all over the world .   Venues hosting include some Jacobs Dublin favourites -Twisted Pepper (a) The Grand social Mercantile etc. Sounds perfect for Jacobs  and Isaacs  music loving hostellers , Don’t forget if you are a musician yourself you can stay here  for Free  if you gig fir us !!  For more info check out www.

10 days in Dublin Festival 2013

4- 13th July 2013

Need an excuse  to spend longer  in Dublin with us   – look no further than the 10 days in Dublin Now In its 3rd year this  inclusive and open  arts festival which includes  Comedy music , film theatre , spoken  word is  run wholly by volunteers  ,  Over 100 really unique artists  appearing  In Dublin at  bars , theatres across the City. See  

Laya Healthcare Street Performance Dance festival

12- 14th July 2013

We love this amazing event – based up in Merion Square Dublin 2. It features some of the best Street performance Acts from around the world over 3 days  and IT is FREE   ( but you should throw a few coins in the hat if you  like – these guys  don’t  get   paid  ! )  and it really is a  must see during your stay in Dublin over  12- 14th July.   Jacobs and Isaacs  hostel  staff love the street performance dance festival and we think you will too !

Riverdance The Gathering  

15 – 21st July

Fancy breaking a world record while you are in Dublin?  Join in the Guinness World record attempt to beat the longest chain of dancers to Riverdance (1 km long ) along the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin. This is an amazing opportunity to join the Riverdance Gathering and bring the word record back to Dublin.  Participants all get discounted vouchers to see the actual live show at the Gaiety theatre .  A whole host of family evens master classes and shows will take place over the week, Check out www.riverdancecom/the gathering


Dublin Horse Show

7- 11th August

A massive event on the Dublin social scene- whether you love horses or not this is the place to be seen in Dublin this August . Takes place at the RDS  I Dublin 2 from  August with something for everyone from horse jumping and dressage to fashion shows , food demonstrations . Craft and gift stalls Ladies put on your gladrags to enter best dressed lady competition