Festivals in Dublin in September

Believe it or not, September is one of the busiest months for Festivals in Dublin! There is something for everyone, but if you love theater and art, you will be forever in love with Dublin! Did you know there is festival dedicated to books and tea as well? Read on about recommended weird and wonderful Festivals in Dublin in September: 

Dublin Fashion Festival

Taking place from September 5th-11th, Dublin Fashion Festival 2016 was bigger and better than ever, with over 250 retailers, restaurants, bars and hotels taking part in the week long event. This year, it will be even greater event! Taking place over a week in several key Dublin’s stores and shopping centers, this is the unmissable event for any fashionista! 

FEstivals Near Barnacles Dublin Hostel

Dublin Fringe Festival, 9-24 September

This one is all about truly immersive art experience! Celebrating local and international acts, with theater, dance, music, burlesque and many other events, Fringe is not to be missed! As many events are taking place around venues in Temple Bar, we encourage you to challenge yourself and go and see something new this year! What will you see?

Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival, 11-13 September

Do you like coffee? How about tea? And cakes, where do you stand on cakes? If you answered with yes to any of this, visit RDS for Dublin Coffee and Tea Festival! Festival features barista championships, fringe events and food village, and we are already there!

Oktoberfest, 14 September – 01 October

Bringing the German culinary traditions of food and beer to the docklands of Dublin is the popular Oktoberfest. The event celebrates the art of German beer (and wine, if you prefer it). Besides beer, the food is usually our favorite, as you can expect delights such as Bratwurst, Leberk√§se, Haxn, Sauerkraut, Burgundian ham, Schmalzkuchen, and pretzels! 

 Culture Night, 22 September 

One of our favorite nights in Dublin! Go out and explore cultural attractions, closed buildings, and secret places in town with a night of free events and late access! Expect art on every step, installations that will confuse you, challenge your perception and leave you in awe. Did we say it’s our favorite night Go out and explore! 


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 Dublin Theater Festival, 28 September – 15 October

Explore the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival programme – 18 days of live performance showcasing pioneering international productions, engaging and provocative Irish work, theatre for children, as well a series of critical talks, artist development programmes and industry events.

Dublin Festival of History, 29 September – 14 October

If history is your thing, you will love Dublin Festival of History! The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate.

Whatever you end up seeing, we hope you will make Barnacles Temple Bar hostel your home in Dublin! Pick from dorms or private rooms (all ensuite) and remember, your booking always includes breakfast, free WiFi and free walking tour of Dublin! See you soon!