Dublin is the largest city in Ireland and home to our English Language School. It’s truly one of the best places for students to study English while taking in some rich culture and history, mixed together with unforgettable experiences.
Summer might be coming to an end soon, but Dublin’s annual agenda of exciting events certainly isn’t. We wanted to put together a quick list of some of the events still to come this Autumn In Dublin…
Okay so this isn’t technically in Dublin, but the Stradbally Estate in County Laois is just over an hour’s drive away, and plays host to the Electric Picnic. The annual festival of arts and music has been described as “Ireland’s version of Glastonbury” and offers an eclectic mix of music acts combined with international comedy talent. It’s a three day extravaganza, which also offers poetry readings, a cooking stage, along with both a 24-hour cinema and comedy tent. There’s even a Body and Soul village, which offers some holistic experiences.
You’ve probably already heard of the Fringe Festival by now, where aspiring artists, comedians, music acts, and more gather together for a few weeks of wonderful events. Well Dublin has its very own Fringe Festival which takes place across selected venues throughout the city in September. Like every year, both irish and international participants will take part to showcase their often unusual and innovative performances. You can even take part in the workshops found throughout the festival, which usually feature everything from techno dancing to t’ai chi.
Originally founded in 1957, it is the longest running specialised theatre festival in all of Europe, and continues to deliver a spectacular season of international and Irish theatre each and every year. Since its inception the festival has become a fundamental part of Ireland’s cultural landscape, showcasing the very best of Irish and world theatre. As well as emerging local talent, international productions are also attracted to the many theatrical venues throughout Dublin, to deliver a varied and provocative programme of shows.
When it comes to halloween in Dublin, the city marks the end if the harvest season and the start of the dark days of winter, with a traditional Gaelic festival, Samhain (pronounced: ‘sow in’). It’s essentially a celebration of the dead, represented with a massive fancy-dress get-together, complete with some top music acts. It’s one of Ireland’s biggest night events, attracting thousands of people from around the world. A huge Halloween parade sweeps through the city, from Parnell Square to Temple Bar and Wood Quay, plus there’s even a fantastic fireworks display.
Keep in mind that this is just a handful of the events and sites to see in Dublin this Autumn, and before you plan on attending any of these events it’s always best to check ahead because the dates may still be subject to change.
Autumn in Dublin is amazing without a doubt, and this just adds to why the city is a perfect place to study English.
Why wait? Take a look out our English speaking course in Dublin today.