Whats On in Dublin in 2019
The following is our selection of the best events in Dublin in 2019. There are, of course many other events in the entertainment, sport and literary scene in Dublin, If any organiser of any event wants to have their event listed here , please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silk Road Film Festival
5th February – 9th February
Screening of international films especially films from countries that were part of the the Silk Road ancient trade routes. Includes Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean and European cinema.
Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019
1st February – 17th February Various locations
This is the Year of the Pig which will be welcomed with a programme including talks, visual arts, performance, film, music and numerous events for all ages. Chinese culture on the streets of Dublin.
The Cripple of Inishmaan
25th January – 9th March 2019 at the Gaiety Theatre
The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh is set on Inishmaan (Inis Meáin), off the West Coast of Ireland in 1934.
‘Cripple’ Billy Claven, eager to escape Inishmaan, tries for a part in a Hollywood film being shot on Inis Mór and to everyone’s surprise, he gets his chance… or does he?
The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down
11th February – 16th February at The Olympia Theatre
This the 8th showing of music & comedy show The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down at The Olympia, where it has been attended by over 60,000 so far.
Friday 15th February at 3Arena,
This concert is part of his ‘60 Years of Music’ World Tour and will feature Portuguese fado legend Dulce Pontes as a special guest singer.
Dublin International Film Festival 2019
Various Venues 20th February – 3rd March
A feast of Irish and International films on screen as well as talks, masterclasses and lots of other events.
See full programme at https://www.diff.ie/
Guinness PRO14 Leinster Rugby vs Southern Kings
Friday 22nd February at RDS
Southern Kings from South Africa will pose a significant threat to Leinster because the game taking place in the middle of the Six Nations Championship and with many of Leinster’s internationals with the Irish squad, some of Leinster’s younger players will get a chance to shine.
The Country Girls
23rd February – 6th April at The Abbey Theatre
A new stage adaptation of Edna O’Briens novel which was banned in Ireland in the 1960s as “indecent and obscene” but went on to become a best seller.
28th February – 23rd March 2019 at The Gate Theatre
Lucy Kirkwood’s darkly funny play, The Children, in which three retired nuclear scientists are forced to question their responsibility towards future generations explores the themes of ageing, personal responsibility, and climate change.
The Royal Moscow Ballet presents Swan Lake
Saturday 2nd March at The Helix
The Royal Moscow Ballet makes a return visit to The Helix on March 2nd 2019 with its production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The combination of drama and tragedy, good and evil makes Swan Lake an evergreen favourite.
Country to Country
8th March – 10th March at 3Arena
Europe’s biggest country music festival is at 3Arena for its sixth with another great lineup of country stars including international superstar Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Ashley McBryde, Drake White & The Big Fire, Brett Eldredge, Chase Rice, Dustin Lynch, Carly Pearce and Lyle Lovett.
6 Nations Championship – Ireland vs France
Sunday 10th March at The Aviva Stadium
A huge crowd is expected for Ireland’s home game against France in the 2019 Six Nations championship
Aslan – Goodbye Charlie Moonhead Tour
15th March – 16th March at The Olympia Theatre
Aslan is celebrating 25 years since the release of the album Goodbye Charlie Moonhead and the will be playing songs from the album including Crazy World, Rainman, Where’s the Sun, Games, Sweet Time and Goodbye Charlie Moonhead and many of their other favourites.
St. Patrick’s Festival
Thursday 14th – Monday 18th March
Irish National Opera Presents Madama Butterfly
BGE 24th March – 30th March at Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Irish soprano Celine Byrne joins a multitude of Irish and international in Madame Butterfly in Puccini’s most famous opera with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Euro 2020 – Republic of Ireland vs Georgia
Tuesday 26th March at The Aviva Stadium
This will be Mick McCarthy’s first competitive home game since taking over from Martin O’Neill. Will his second spell as manager be better than the first?
The Glass Menagerie
25th April – 1st June at The Gate Theatre
The Glass Menagerie by is a memory play by Tennessee Williams. The plot is drawn from the memories of Tom Wingfield, an aspiring poet who works in a shoe warehouse to support his mother and sister.
Royal Opera: Faust (Live)
Light House Cinema, Tuesday 30th April 2019
A live broadcast shown on the big screen of the Royal Opera performance of this well known opera by Gounod performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.
Dublin Dance Festival 2019
1st – 19th May
“Working nationally and internationally, Dublin Dance Festival acts as a vital interchange between contemporary dance artists and audiences; creating and sharing extraordinary dance experiences, generating opportunities for artists and deepening engagement with Dance in Ireland.”
The Magic Flute
21st May – 25th May at The Gaiety Theatre
The Magic Flute, by Mozart, performed by Irish National Opera with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Turn Of The Screw
4th June – 8th June at The Gaiety Theatre
A new adaptation of Henry James’ famous novel is described as “a masterclass in stage-craft, with captivating performances, deliciously atmospheric set and lighting design and an evocative soundtrack”.
Various venues: 11th – 16th June
A celebration of James Joyce, especially his novel ‘Ulysses’ set in one day 16th June 1904 in Dublin.
Readings, theatre, walking tours, lectures, dissertations, and dressing up in the fashion of the time.
An annual favourite.
See full programme at http://www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/2019-programme
Taste of Dublin 2019
Iveagh Gardens 13th -16th June at Iveagh Gardens
Taste of Dublin has become an annual event at the Iveagh Gardens and is a favourite destination of foodies from all around the country and abroad. Many of Dublins best restaurants get together to prooduce signature dishes and tastes and some great chefs give cookery classes and demonstrations. Food, beer and wine tasting with lots of live music.
Elton John @ 3Arena
12th – 13th June at 3 Arena
This may be your last opportunity to see Elton John live as he states that this Three-Year Final Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will be his last before he closes that chapter of his life.
Dublin Pride Festival
June 20th – 29th at various locations
Parades, theatre, music, cookery, cinema, talks and lots more in this festival which is celebrating 40 years of fight back by the LGBTQ community.
More information at http://dublinpride.ie/
Laya Healthcare City Spectacular
12th – 14th July Merrion Square
Over 300 Spectacular Show & Activities including the best in international street performers, street artists, family activities, tasty street food and a pet area.
Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019
11th – 14th July at Dun Laoghaoire Harbour
Dún Laoghaire will be the centre of great boat racing in all classes with lots of entertainment for everybody.
See more at https://www.dlregatta.org/
Dublin Horse Show
7th – 11th August at RDS
The Dublin Horse Show features the best show horses and the best international show jumpers.
It is one of Ireland’s biggest sporting events which attracts tens of thousands of people annually from home and abroad.
Entertainment fr all ages.
See http://dublinhorseshow.com for programme, visitor information and tickets.
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship Finals
Sunday 18th August at Croke Park
GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals
Sunday 1st September at Croke Park
Dublin Fringe Festival 2019
7th – 22nd September at various venues
Dublin Fringe Festival is home to bold ideas, brave performing arts in theatre, music, comedy, dance and much more.
Dublin Theatre Festival
26th September – 13th October at various Dublin Theatres
Dublin Theatre Festival is Europe’s oldest theatre festival, bringing world-class theatre to Dublinand showcasing the best of Irish theatre to the world.
Look out for the festival programme coming at https://www.dublintheatrefestival.com
We will be adding to this list of events in Dublin in 2019 throughout the year. If you want to know whats on in Dublin check back here.
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