What to do in Dublin in April

Great Ireland Run Phoenix park DublinMad March is full of crazy Paddy’s Day parties around Dublin and Ireland . April is a more relaxed month in the City with time to chill out and prepare for Easter . Here are a few of my ideas as what to do in Dublin in April which take you slightly off the beaten track !.

1-30 April – One City One Book Festival 2014 -  this festival is hosted in many venues around Dublin. Libraries are hosting public readings and theatrical events to bring the book to life.
for more details check :
http://www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/

6th April – Great Ireland Run – set in the heart of one of Europe’s largest city parks, Phoenix Park. If you would like to participate, its only €29 euro if you don’t feel like running just go to watch this amazing great race.

more details http://www.greatirelandrun.org/

 19 – 20 April – Clontarf Viking Festival – it will be largest Viking village and living history battle re-enactment ever produced in Ireland. Should be very impressing event (that what organizers promising on their website) The festival located in St. Anne’s Park (Raheny Dublin 5)

More info:  http://www.brianborumillennium.ie/dublin/2014/04/battle-clontarf-viking-festival/

24 April – 4 May 2014 – The Beatyard 2014  - music festival in various locations, mostly in Dublin 2 area (Lighthouse Cinema, The Grand Social, The Button Factory and Tower Records… etc.) Artists, all venues and prices for some of the events on the website
http://www.the-beatyard.com/

 Until 27 April in Science Gallery (Trinity College) exhibition “Fail”. Check how the failures have to do with innovations and creativity. more details https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/failbetter

25-27 April 2014  - Dublin Bay Prawn Festival – one of the tastiest festivals, located in Howth – fishing village on the suburbs of Dublin. It’s easy to get there from  Jacobs or Isaacs. Just take a train from Connolly station to Howth and enjoy taste of Irish prawns. There will be some street entertainment and walks.

Full pprwansrogramme : http://www.fingaldublin.ie/interior-pages/about-fingal/culture/cultural-events/dublin-bay-prawn-festival-programme/#

Enjoy

Anna W x