Dublin festivals in March

There is loads more happening in Dublin this March, not just world famous St Patrick’s festival! This is roundup of the bigger Dublin festivals in March – as you can see, you are spoiled for choice!

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival  -19 to 29th March

Established in 2003, The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) has fast become Ireland’s premier feature film festival and takes place in Ireland’s capital city over the course of eleven days and nights each Spring. There is always plenty of new movies, Hollywood stars and great parties, so if you are into movies, this is not something you should miss! Russell Crowe and Kim Catrall are just some of the stars that will grace this year’s red carpet!

For latest news, tickets and film info, go to their website: http://www.jdiff.com/


Irish Beer & Whiskey Festival – 13 – 17th March  


Are you a connoisseur when it comes to whiskey and beer? Do you have an interest in the craft of whiskey-making and beer-brewing? If so, you can’t miss this Dublin-based festival which is complete with Irish craft beer, Irish whiskey, Irish cider, live music, artisan food, brewer talks, souvenir glass and much, much more.

Taking place in Dublin’s RDS, only short bus ride away from us!


Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival – 18 – 22nd March

Mountains to Sea Book Festival will take over the stunning Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown area for five whole days. With a programme bursting with events and activities, there is something for everyone at this exciting festival.

Highlights include guest appearances from two of the hottest young thriller writers, SJ Watson and Paula Hawkins, panel discussions, poetry events, appearances from non-fiction guest speakers such as LA Times crime reporter Jill Leovy, and there’ll also be an audio-visual recital to tie in with music publication.

Village of Dun Laoghaire is awesome place to visit for a day anyways – pretty marina, great walk and Teddy’s Ice cream!


St. Patrick’s Festival 2015 – 14 – 17th March

This is how it went down last year around our Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel:


And read more about what is planned for this year here 🙂