Thursday, February 21, 2013

St. Patrick’s Festival Dublin 16th - 18th

St. Patrick’s Festival Dublin 16th - 18th 

The festival kicks off from Thursday the 14th at 12pm at the Irish craft beer village. The following few day a jam packed with things to do for the whole family. From street music to the wonder of snakes, there really is something to keep the whole family entertained. A lot of these shows are free and the other have a nominal entrance fee. To see the full line-up of events go to:

On the 17th of March, as part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ for the first time ever, St. Patrick’s Festival is inviting up to 8,000 people around the world to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. The Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade has gained considerable momentum over the years and 2013 is set to be the best yet. The parade will march through the streets of Dublin, passing historic landmarks along the way including the GPO, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and City Hall. The route is 2.5 km long. For more information go to

Going Green for St. Patricks Day 2013

‘Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar and Tourism Ireland today announced that the Pyramids of Giza and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro are among world landmarks that will “go green” to mark St Patrick’s day this year.’

Some of the famous Irish building that are turning green this year! 
• Irish Architectural Archive
• Dublinia
• O’Connell Tower at Glasnevin Cemetery
• The Custom House
• Convention Centre
• The Mansion House
• Dublin City Council Building, Palace Street
• Bank of Ireland, College Green
• County Hall, Marine Road DĂșn Laoghaire
• Stillorgan Obelisk Tower
• National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street
• Guinness Store House

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013

Running from the 14th to the 24th of February, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will be presenting over 140 films from the four corners of the globe. Over that last number of years this festival has gained major momentum. The majority of films shown at the Film Festival are Irish premieres, and for some of the films shown, the festival represents the only public screening that will take place in Ireland. Only a short time away and with a few of the shows already sold out its important to book your tickets as soon as you can. Visit Jameson Film Festival Tickets to buy your tickets and for more information on sold out events! The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival takes place in all of the Dublin City Centre Cinemas including Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield.
For more information go to If you are planning on staying in Dublin for a few nights over this festival, check out the Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin 4. The Hotel has some great offers on over these dates. Call 00353 1 646 1000 or go online to

Monday, February 4, 2013

Dublin Chinese New Year

2013 celebrates the year of the snake in Chinese culture. Dublin will be joining in with all the festivities from February 8th to the 22nd. The well established Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will showcase the best of the Sino Irish Culture. The 2013 festival not only marks the year of the snake, but it’s also the 6th year of the internationally recognised festival.
Snake Years are sixth in the cycle, following the Dragon Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Snake Year actually begins.
Visit for more information and a list of what’s on. For more information or to make a room booking call 01 646 1000 or go online to