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.
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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

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


Anna W x