Get your teeth into all the action this season!
We all know the weather in Dublin has been fantastic over the past months, the level of BBQ dining and corona clinking had that fuzzy warm summer feeling lingering in the air for longer than expected.
We’ve been quickly snapped into ‘autumn/winter’ mode that we’ve resorted to our dearest and comforting friends Mr. Couch and Mrs. Vin Rouge and slipped into an X-factor coma for the winter months.
Don’t get us wrong; we’re not complaining, we’ve had the best summer in almost 10 years, it was almost nostalgic with the increase of 90’s hits on the radio, melting tar on the potholed surfaces, and the joy of buying ‘tangle twisters’ to cool down like the good old days. To keep us from going into ‘post-summer depression’ we’ve been checking out what’s going on in Dublin City. So what do we have to look forward to?
Let’s start with a whammy! Running from the 26th-28th of October the Bram Stoker Festival celebrates the life and legacy of Dublin-born author and father of the original vampire antihero – Count Dracula. Can you believe Bram stoker is from Ireland!?
This event is action packed combining Dublin’s favourite time of year, Halloween, with its rich, literary history makes for one mean festival. I know there’s the temptation of shoving on the pyjamas and snuggling up on the sofa but there’s truly great fun for all the family, couples and singles alike. The streets of Dublin will come alive with free pop-up performances of spine-chilling street theatre and sinister sounds, a city-wide Vampire Hunt for families and friends, spooky movies in the open-air, blood curdling literary happenings, terrifying theatre, haunted walking tours and a very special event will take place in the spectacular surrounds of Dublin Castle. Find more information about this spooktacular event at: http://www.bramstokerfestival.com/
From ancient Dublin to Digital heaven. Could you be the next Mark Zuckerberg!?
If you’re the ‘techie’ type, you might like to check out The Dublin Web Summit which takes place in the RDS on the 30th – 31st of October. This year’s Summit is expected to have over a whopping 350 speakers, from the world's leading founders, investors and CEOs to inventors, designers and thinkers.
It is a costly €595 to attend this event, but definitely worthwhile if you’re a budding start-up company looking for inspiration and an excellent opportunity to network with the masterminds of the web as we know it today! Technology is changing every industry, every business and every role faster than at any other point in modern history. This Summit is an opportunity to learn about that change first hand. Definitely one to keep in mind. The impressive attendee list includes facebook, Hootsuite, Paypal, Google and many more! Check them out here!
Attention all book worms! Everyone loves FREE events, and that’s why we love The Dublin Book Festival. It is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2005.The festival is a showcase for Irish publishing and its authors and will be running from the 14th-17th of November.
The event will take place in the beautiful Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar. This beautiful theatre is a reason alone to attend this event. History fact alert! Smock Alley was the first Theatre Royal built in 1662 in Dublin, It was the first custom-built theatre in the city and still remains in substantially the same form, making it one of the most important sites in European theatre history.
Check out tickets for this event on their website. (Although majority of events are free, please note some events are paid)
Dare I move into Decembers events and on to the ‘C’ word that is Christmas! Let’s finish up with the Dublin Docklands Christmas Festival which will be running from the 12th to the 23rd of December. This spectacular festival has been running now for 8 years. It’s definitely an event for all the family with Christmas trees, fairy lights, carol singing, traditional Victorian fairground rides, and lots of gift shopping opportunities and mulled wine and festive food for every taste bud. You can check out more information on: http://www.dublindocklandschristmasfestival.ie/
So there’s definitely a lot of action to keep us ticking over until the Christmas and New Year’s festivities. A great resource for all the action in the city is Visit Dublin.
As always here at The Camden Court Hotel Dublin we like to keep our guests informed of all the happenings in Dublin City. We have spectacular rates all year round ranging from €99.00 per room per night, and in the heart of all the action there’s sure to be something exciting to do on your stay with us. Our team are more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.
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Until next month! Have a spooktacular time!