A Guide to Temple Bar Trad Fest

A Guide to Temple Bar TradFest

The Dublin Temple Bar TradFest is the king of the Irish music festivals. It lasts for five days and five nights only and has been running every year since 2005. With over 200 events throughout,  it can be a little overwhelming. We've done the hard work for you and come up with the things you have to see while you're there:MusicThe HeadlinersThe Dublin Legends ( formerly world famous “The Dubliners“ ): 'They have been performing throughout the world for over 60 years. The band garnered international success with their lively Irish folk songs, traditional street ballads and instrumentals.'Paul Brady:...
NYE Guide

What To See At The Dublin New Year Festival

New Year celebrations aren't just about the final countdown in Dublin, and they’re extra special this year. The NYE Dublin Festival 2013 marks the end of The Gathering 2013, which is a year-long celebration of everything awesome about Ireland. 2013 has seen clan gatherings, festivals and sports events take place all over the country, and the New Year celebrations are the perfect way to finish off a great year.The festival begins with The People’s Procession of Light early in the evening on the 31st, then follows on with The NYE Dublin Countdown Concert. Celebrations come to an end at...

Guide To Dublin Culture

For once staying up late in Dublin doesn't have to be all about the beer and dancing (although, of course, there's nothing stopping you doing that as well!). Dublin's Culture sees museums, galleries, churches, historic buildings and more all open their doors for you to discover and adventure through.Here is a selection of some of the best bits to tempt your intellectual palette.Ingenious Ireland Guided ToursGuided tours may seem a little kitsch nowadays, but it's a good way to get a little bit of Dublin under your nails. This tour of the architecture, history and geology of the city...
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The Generator Guide To Irish Sport This Summer

Dublin is a hotbed of running, jumping and sweaty bodies this summer. So if you have had your fill of music festivals why not check out Dublin's sporting prowess instead? There’s loads of stuff on and a huge variety too, something for everyone.GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship – Until SeptemberLet’s kick off with some Football - but maybe not the type you're used to. This is Gaelic football, which sits somewhere between rugby and football. To help you pick a team to support here are a few interesting facts: Kerry has been the most successful winning 36 times,...

Who To See At Longitude in Dublin

Marlay Park, just outside Dublin, will be host to one half of a pair of amazing festival twins, Longitude. This is the rock festival of the year in Ireland and with more drums and guitars than the more pop oriented Oxegen later in the summer. Kraftwerk – Sunday 21st JulyThe big name this year is a band that virtually invented electronic music in the 70’s and 80’s, Germany’s Kraftwerk. An act that changed the face of pop music forever and spawned the likes of Gary Numan, Franz Ferdinand and, Icelandic pop diva, Bjork. You will probably know their biggest hit...

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