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Dublin Festival Season

Dublin Festival Season 2013

The season of non-stop festivities is descending on the capital. Come to Dublin almost anytime in September or October and you can't miss it.

Attending a festival? Stay at the Stillorgan Park Hotel and avail of our FREE courtesy bus service* to local areas and Dublin City!

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      *Monday – Friday from 7.30am – 11.15am and 2.30pm – 6.30pm
     Contact hotel to check availability for special events & conferences


The Main Events:

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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival: 3rd – 8th September 2013 www.mountainstosea.ie
The Festival hosts acclaimed writers from all over the world alongside the very best of Irish literary talent reading from their work.

Arthur’s Day: 26 September, www.guinness.com/en-ie/arthursday/index.html 
Music and craic. Big concerts and intimate gigs all over the city, along with a couple of pints of the black stuff.

Dublin Fringe Festival: 5th - 22nd September 2013 www.fringefest.com 
Dublin Loves Drama! An amazing array of Irish and International theatre productions.

Open House: 4-6 October 2013, www.openhousedublin.com 
Buildings of all types open their doors allowing all to explore the city’s architecture for free with guided tours and talks by architects and enthusiasts.

Oktoberfest September 19th to October 6th 2013 www.oktoberfest-dublin.de
The original Oktoberfest will come from Germany to Dublin, giving Irish people the chance to experience the authentic Oktoberfest festival. A marquee - representative of that in the Oktoberfest in Munich - and German markets, as well as 24 authentic Oktoberfest barmaids will descend on Georges Dock for some German fun, food and entertainment and authentic Bavarian beer.

Hard Working Class Heroes (Indie Music Festival), 3-5th October 2013 www.hwch.net

Some interesting facts and figures about the festivals:

-Your only chance to peek inside over 100 buildings cool and classic, modern and medieval opening their doors for free tours, talks and debates by architects, architecture enthusiasts and craftspeople (Open House Dublin).
-553 performances of the very best theatre from Ireland and around the world (Dublin Theatre Festival).
-100 gigs in 3 days at six venues where Irelands brightest young indie musical talent show their stuff (Hard Working Class Heroes).
-Throw in Guinness’ glorious Arthur’s Day, a fabulous Fashion Festival and 18 days and nights of Bavarian Beer fun at Oktoberfest.