What’s on in Dublin October?
So looking to make the most of your stay in Dublin while staying with us at Isaacs hostel in October? If you have not been to Dublin before we suggest that you take our free walking tour of the city which leaves Isaacs around 10.15 am every day. This will give you your bearings, allow you to meet like=minded hostelers and pinpoint some attractions in the city to see. Our crew here have a researched a few of their suggestions for what to do in Dublin this October
Bram Stoker Festival 28-31st October 2016
Bram Stoker author of Dracula was born in Clontarf in Dublin and his annual festival celebrates all things Gothic. From outdoor Dracula screenings to Macna parades through the city, there is something for you to sink your teeth into. We invite you to pack your fangs and cape and join in festivities. Isaacs Hostel will of course have our usual Halloween party to get you in the spirit!
The Commitments at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre 12th- 29th October
We don’t often mention musicals to see in Dublin in this blog because they are usually out of the budget of many of our hostelers, but we think this one is worth a mention. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London’s West End, The Commitments is set to have its Irish premiere, where it all began, in Dublin! The show comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 12 – 29 October 2016. Great soul music, Dublin humour and an insight into 80’s Dublin. The film was brilliant and the show promises to be even better
Dublin Theatre Festival 29th September to 16th October
Love a bit of culture? Then you are in the right city at the right time, Dublin Theatre Festival offer numerous shows and plays to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets. From Shakespeare to Chekov to local comedy, the full programme is here
Autumn Colours in Phoenix Park in Dublin
Don’t fancy any of the above, more an outdoors person? It’s a great time of year for walking and to see beautiful colours of autumn. Head to Phoenix park (just a 5 minute trip on the train Luas) this is the largest city park in Europe and you can hire bikes, mingle with the resident deer, visit the Zoo or the Visitor Centre and the excellent Café. On Saturday mornings you can visit the Presidents House completely free of charge or pick up some goodies at the Farmers market at Farmleigh house