Autumn is our favourite season in Dublin , The crowds have thinned out , there are crispy sunny autumn days , Nights draw in which means we Dubliners can cosy up by a fire and generally say goodbye to the trauma of dressing for an Irish summer and exposure of our lily white limbs. Here our picks for 5 things to do in Dublin this Autumn
Nothing more satisfying than jumping and kicking leaves in Autumn and we have no shortage of places in Dublin to discover your inner child . Phoenix Park is the biggest city walled park in Europe and a particularly grand spot for indulging in the beautiful changing autumn colours. Alternatively you could head for the hills or Dublin mountains or the Dublin coastline which are simply stunning this time of year for walking
Well you will need to hurry because in typical Irish style and just to confuse you it starts in September and finishes on the 1st October ! Octoberfest all happens down at the Grand Canal docks which are within staggering distance of Isaacs . The craic is usually mighty aided by vast quantities of beer and sausage.
3.Vamping it up
Dublin was the home of Bram Stoker author of Dracula, and is the perfect place to don your vampire cape for the Halloween weekend. The annual Bram Stoker festival runs October 28-30th and the culmination is the Halloween Macna parade – a spectacle not to miss!
4. Real fires
With a potential nip in the air ,we have pubs aplenty which will offer you an excuse to rest your laurels by a crackling fire with a pint or a whisky ( or ideally both ). Our favourites include Grogans , O Neills , Mulligans of Poolbeg Street and the Brazen Head .
Culture vultures can readily indulge their love of theatre in October with the Dublin Theatre festival which runs from 28 September to 14 October. Shakespeare , Joyce and Beckett classics run alongside brave new plays from talented up and coming playwright. The biggest problem you have is choosing which one!