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Temple Bar Trad Fest

Temple Bar Trad Fest

Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin’s biggest festival of Irish Music and Culture takes take place over 5 days and nights from Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26th of January 2014. Just some of the acts performing at this year’s concert : ·         Carlos Nunez; ·         Altan plus very Special Guest Mary Chapin Carpenter ·         A double bill […]

New Year's Eve Dublin 2013

New Year in Dublin

  New Year in Dublin will be all bells and whistles with final Gathering event of the year and big New Year Eve open air concert at the College Green (around 1 minute walk from Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel!). This year will see  MKS (Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan- the founding members of Sugababes), hot new act The […]

Galway Christmas market


The Galway Continental Christmas Market Ireland’s longest running Christmas Market, the Galway Continental Christmas Market, will return to its home in Eyre Square, Galway City, from Friday 22nd November until Sunday 22nd December 2013. Building on the successful format of previous years, the market will be a hive of activity with lots of entertainment promised. Over fifty […]

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Dublin Gigs this weekend

Dublin is getting ready for two huge gigs this weekend! In Aviva stadium, only 10 minute bus drive away from our Temple bar hostel, Robbie Williams is taking the stage. Did you know that when on 15 July 2010, it was announced he had rejoined Take That and that the group intended to release a […]


On this week

This might be one of the best weeks to be in Ireland ever! Sun finally made an appearance and its absolutely scorching! Weather forecast is hitting 30 degrees in both Dublin and Galway over the next few days! Long may it last Sunshine means that your lunch time is likely to look like this: If […]

This weekend in Ireland

Summer is here, ice creams are melting and there is plenty of outdoors events in both Dublin and Galway to keep you entertained! Dublin: 4th Indian Film Festival of Ireland  The Indian Film Festival of Ireland is an annual gathering of people from the Indian film industry in Ireland. The festival shows the best of […]


September Events in Dublin and Galway

Around Dublin hostel Dublin Fashion Festival 5th – 8th September Dublin Fashion Festival is an absolute must for fashionistas. The festival will feature some of the usual favourites, celebrating design, style and culture with an exciting on street fashion shows, workshops, competitions and much more. Make sure to get a glimpse of guerilla shows and […]

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This weekend in Ireland

So many things happening around us in both Dublin and Galway! Big thing in Dublin this weekend will have to be Pride Parade! It is second largest parade in Ireland (right after Paddy’s Day) and probably the most colourful one Parade will be passing through O’Connell Street towards Trinity College and Ending at Marrion Square […]

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Easy Eoghan

From our buddies at Saint Jordi Hostel in Barcelona:   Good times with a good friend from Ireland – Easy Eoghan, everyone’s favorite leprechaun. Good, old Easy Eoghan the traveling leprechaun who is always up for a pint and can’t resist the ladies, he can drink all night and somehow never misses the free-walking-tour the next day. He […]