Dublin events this August

We might be slightly spoiled, as we live in Ireland where nobody seems to sleep, ever! And everyone is going out all the time and enjoying their time, and there is always something new to see and discover! Well, yeah, we are spoiled! But you could be too! Check out these cool events taking place in Dublin this August!

While you’re in Dublin you can’t miss Riverdance 20 Returns, performed live in the city where it all began. It has been seen live by millions in hundreds of venues around the world, viewed by billions via global television broadcast and has sold millions of copies of the Grammy-Award winning album. Now, this summer, Riverdance comes home for it’s 20th anniversary show.

Get tickets here !


Not strictly in August, Vodafone Comedy Festival is taking over Ivenagh Gardens in Dublin’s City Center from 23rd – 26th July with over 80 comedians taking part! Audiences will be on their knees with laughter as this four-day event gets into full swing, complete with street performers, musicians and gourmet food and drink adding the final touch to what promises to be one of the biggest highlights of summer in Dublin.


Dublin Rock-N-Roll Festival is taking place just across the street from our Temple Bar hostel, in the Dame District of Dublin. Celebrating the era of the 1950s and 60s when Rock ‘n’ Roll was not only the music of choice but it was also a way of life, the Dublin Rock-N-Roll Festival will once again take over Dublin’s Dame District! Expect great old-time cars, loads of rockabilly clothes and great music! All events are FREE!


Dublin Comicon is always a good fun for those who are into comics, fantasy, games and like! As well as being able to chat with fellow self-confessed geeks, play some newly–released games and grab some highly sought-after merchandise, attendees can browse collectibles, visit the comic village, catch a talk or two with some celebrities of the comic world and even see robots fighting it out live. Taking place just minutes from our Dublin’s hostel, in the Convention Centre, you have no excuse not to visit this awesome con (see what we did there? 8th and 9th of August! )


We Irish are sort of well known for our fondness of drink, so no wonder we devote whole conferences to it! If you are as serious about good tipple as we are, visit Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival, Aug 27-29th! This annual celebration of Irish craft brewing, live music and fabulous Irish artisan food returns to Dublin, August 2015. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to join the gathering of brewers and cider-makers to sample their wares which include products exclusive only to the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival.


There all promise to be excellent events, taking place around Dublin! You will always be able to find something fun here, these are just some of the things we thought you might like that are not necessarily on your tourist radar! For more of the events and insider tips, check out Visit Dublin!