Dublin has an amazing arts and culture scene.
18 days of the best creative talent from around the world gathers in Dublin for an extravaganza of dance, theatre, comedy and music, and the city can get pretty busy during this time! Designed to support the work of upcoming Irish and international artists and provide them with the opportunity to challenge themselves in their discipline, the fringe plays a vital role in Dublin’s cultural life.
There’s plenty to amuse all ages, with theatre dance, music, comedy and spoken word productions taking place at a range of venues across the city, and the fringe festival is, as always, placing an emphasis on audience participation this year. Productions such as ‘ANU – Thirteen’ is an exploration of the events surrounding the 1913 Lockout and culminating in a day of 13 events set around various locations associated with the dispute – expect creative installations and something a bit different from your average show!
Beyond the Festival
If you need a break from all that entertainment, you’ll find plenty of other things to keep you busy in Dublin. Kids will love Dublin Zoo, the most popular visitor attraction in the country, where you can enjoy daily animal feeds and talks as well as spotting over 400 animals from around the globe. History buffs will enjoy a stroll around Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison now turned into a museum, which was built in 1796. Of course, if you fancy enjoying the summer sunshine, why not pull up a chair at one of the city’s many cafes or bars and enjoy an Irish coffee or a pint of the black stuff? There are plenty of places for drinking and dining, offering everything from traditional Irish fare (try The Pepper Pot for delicious Guinness and pumpkin seed bread with local smoked salmon) to world cuisine.