Events in Dublin over the coming months
Summer is a time of fun, excitement and making lots of great memories with your friends and family and as much as we may not like it, summer is really coming to an end now. But fear not, we’ve pulled together a list of all the great events that you have to look forward to over the coming months.
Grand Canal Hotel is located so close to everything happening here in Dublin so whether you are already planning to go to one of the below events or looking for an inspiration for a city break make sure to visit our website for great deals now!
Oktoberfest (19.09.14 – 05.10.14)
Taking place in the IFSC, Oktoberfest is always a brilliant event. Last year over 120,000 people visited this unique FREE Bavarian event. Experience traditional German fun, food and entertainment with over 30 German barmaids dressed in traditional Dirndl's.
Enjoy ice-cold, fresh tapped German Erdinger “Fischer’s Hell” and “Weizenbier” (wheatbeer) or non-alcoholic wheatbeer! If you’re not a beer drinker, you will be happy to know that there will also be a German wine bar with excellent German white and red wine, longdrinks (havanna-coke, vodka-red bull) and many more! There will also be a coffee-bar (coffee, tea and hot chocolate) for you to try out. Taste some delicious German cuisine with your drinks. There will be over 30 German food stalls at the Oktoberfest.
Theatre Festival (25.09.14 – 12.10.14)
Going back as far as 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings together artists, theatre-makers and audiences from Ireland and around the world. Dublin city, its people and its stories, is at the very heart of the festival.
Throughout the festival you can see performances in venues & locations all across the city. The festival combines theatre, music, dance and family events as well as artist talks, public discussions and artist development programmes.
Bram Stoker Festival (24.10.10 – 27.10.14)
From 24th – 27th October, Dublin City will celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel “Dracula”. The festival incorporates a range of events from large-scale spectacles including a gothic ball, to intimate performances in unusual spaces and a whole range of film and literary events. Last year’s festival saw more than 20,000 visitors from near and far descend upon the city. Check out the many events that took place last year: http://www.bramstokerfestival.com/events/.
Shows at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre
The Bord Gais Energy Theatre is just an 8 minute stroll from the Grand Canal Hotel. We have a fantastic theatre package which includes show tickets, dinner, night’s accommodation, full Irish breakfast the following morning and free car parking during your stay. You can get all of this from just €109pps. If you already have your ticket for a show you can also get this package minus the ticket from €69pps. There are many great shows coming up between now and the end of the year.
Blood Brothers (29.09.14 – 11.10.14)
Elvis Costello (16.10.14)
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (17.10.14 – 18.10.14)
Shrek the Musical (21.10.14 – 9.11.14)
The Mousetrap (10.11.14 – 15.11.14)
The Snowman Special (13.12.14 – 14.12.14)
Shows at the Gaiety
The Gaiety Theatre also has many great shows coming up. It’s located just off Grafton Street and is about a 15 – 20 minute walk from the Grand Canal Hotel or a short 5 minute bus ride. Here is what you can look forward to;
Grease (05.11.14 – 16.11.14)
Ballet Ireland Swan Lake (19.11.14 – 22.11.14)
Peter Pan Christmas Pantomine (01.12.14 – 11.01.15)
Concerts at the O2
The O2 line-up is packed full of a variety or great concerts and events over the next few months. We also have a great O2 package for you to avail of when attending an event at the O2. Get dinner, transport to & from the O2, night’s accommodation, full Irish breakfast the following morning and free car parking all from just €79pps. Upcoming shows at the O2;
Ed Sheeran (03.10.14 – 06.10.14)
Lady Gaga (17.10.14)
One Republic (19.10.14)
Il Divo (26.10.14)
The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour (02.11.14)
Paolo Nutini (03.11.14)
WWE Live (06.11.14)
Lee Evans (11.11.14 – 12.11.14)
Andrea Bocelli (14.11.14)
James Blunt (20.11.14)
Enrique Inglesias (23.11.14)
The War of the Worlds (27.11.14)
John Bishop (04.12.14 – 05.12.14)
André Rieu (06.12.14 – 07.12.14)
Elton John (09.12.14)
Peter Gabriel (10.12.14)
Ennio Morricone (12.12.14)
Imelda May (019.12.14 – 20.12.14)
The Grand Canal Hotel is located in the picturesque and leafy areas of Ballsbridge with many lovely walks around the area including the banks of the Grand Canal and Herbert Park. Modern rooms at the contemporary style hotel feature free high-speed Wi-Fi and interactive smart TVs. Executive rooms & suites are also available. Guests can enjoy casual food and drink in the lively Gasworks Bar or opt for more formal dining in the Epic Restaurant. The Grand Canal Hotel has a fully equipped gym and offers guests free private parking in its 2-story car park.