What 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 (they call it 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 21st 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.
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 Dublin Fringe across the city in over 40 venues.Dublin Fringe is a highlight of the Dublin Art’s calendar and is well worth a lookhttp://www.fringefest.com
Electric Picnic Festival 1st – 3rd September Stradbally, Laois
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 would be lucky to get a ticket however at this point with headlining acts including Picture This , Kendrik Lammar ,Walking on Cars and Chic https://www.electricpicnic.ie/line-up
September is the culmination of the hotly contested all Ireland GAA Championships for GAA football .This colourful spectacle is keenly followed by most Irish Households as most have kicked a Gaelic ball at some point in their lives to one degree or another. It will be tad tricky to get hold of tickets for the Men’s football finals ( you would need to mug someone ) but you can of course watch the Dublin v Tyrone final here in the hostel on the TV http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/where-to-buy/
For the complete list of events in September in Dublin, check out http://www.visitdublin.com/whats-on/, or ask the staff here at Isaacs hostel for their own inside tips of what to do in Dublin in September .