What’s to do in Dublin in September?
September is one of our favourite months in Dublin at Isaacs hostel. The Tourists have thinned out a little, you can be sure an Indian summer will arrive once all the Kids go back to school (Murphy’s Law!) and really good festivals are in full swing. So what’s to do in Dublin in September? Here are a few random highlights worth checking out:
Culture Night Friday 16th September
This amazing night of entertainment takes place across the country and Dublin .It enables thousands of people to experience culture and entertainment in places and venues they may not otherwise be able to access at nighttime . Hundreds of arts and cultural organisations will stage events on this one night across Dublin and Ireland .
Over 200 events will take place across Dublin alone in venues including Christ Church Cathedral, the National Museum of Ireland, the Science Gallery Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle State Apartments, and The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, the Chester Beatty Library and many more. http://www.culturenight.ie/
Tiger Dublin Fringe is one of Ireland’s biggest multidisciplinary arts festivals. There is something for everyone in theatre, music, art, comedy, dance, circus, and spectacle. This is the prelim to the massive Dublin Festival Season when Dublin is besieged up to 800 events of the Tiger Dublin Fringe across the city in over 40 venues.Tiger Dublin Fringe is a highlight of the Dublin Art’s calendar and is well worth a look. http://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on
So not strictly Dublin, but as half of the City will be there at one of the biggest parties in the Irish social calendar we thought it was worth a mention. A very popular festival with much more than Music. It’s about an hour from Dublin. You might be lucky to get a ticket however at this point with headlining acts inclding the Chemical Brothers, New Order and Lana del Rey https://www.electricpicnic.ie/line-up
September is the culmination of the hotly contested all Ireland GAA Championships for GAA football Hurling and Camogie .This colourful spectacle is keenly followed by most Irish Households as most have kicked a Gaelic ball or picked up a Hurl at some point in their lives to one degree or another. It may be tad tricky to get hold of tickets for the Men’s football and hurling finals (you have more chance of getting World cup football tickets!) but you should be able to get your hands on tickets for the Ladies Finals at the magnificent Croke Park stadium on Sunday 24th September. Don’t miss it, try for tickets here! http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/where-to-buy/