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Fun January Events in Dublin

To make sure you have the best January visit to Dublin, you need to wrap up nice and warm and read our guide to things to do! Fun in Dublin never stops, and pubs and bars really come alive in winter, as more people flock in to warm up and enjoy a pint by the fire. Go with the flow… enjoy delicious stews we are known for, go for a trad session,  get cosy by the pub fire… you will love every minute of it, guaranteed! While January is probably not the best time to go swimming, it is the perfect time to visit all the free galleries or enjoy some of the best trad music you can find this side of universe. Lets kick this off…

Fun January Events in Dublin:

Rugby

If you never seen rugby match live, you may give it a try while you are in Dublin. It is really amazing sport, with passionate supporters on both sides! Check out Guinness PRO14 Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby on 5th of January or Leinster Rugby vs Scarlets on 25th of January. There is also match off in Heinken Champions Cup where Leinster is playing Toulouse on 12th of January. Make sure to wear blue to support Leinster!

 

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Dublin Bowie Festival

Taking place from 7th till 13th of January, enjoy all things Bowie related in several venues around Dublin. An unbelievable line-up of musicians, photographers, artists, writers, DJs, designers and even an astronaut or two, are set to take over Dublin City for the jam packed festival which kicks off on January 7th, 2019. Hot Press has very good info about the events here.

 

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Boyzone

If you are into boy-bands, Boyzone is back on their farewell tour with a gig in 3 Arena on 24th of January. This is Ireland’s original boy-band, and this gig is the perfect one for all the fans! Even if you are not a fan, they will be performing all the hits, which you are likely to know!

 

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TradFest

From modest beginnings the festival has gone from strength to strength. The past decade has has seen the festival grow in terms of size, ambition and musical breadth, with a line-up that now appeals to the purist and the merely curious alike. Although TradFest today is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music they now also feature artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock and roll! Tickets are on sale, so make sure you grab them while hot!

 

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Galleries

There is a lot to check out in galleries around Dublin! Mary Swanzy, Modern Irish Master is exhibiting in Irish Museum of Modern Art, while Intimacy is being explored in the Science Gallery. Temple Bar Gallery and Studio’s winter exhibition will feature a film installation from Irish artist Ailbhe Ní Bhriain (Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre) and The Chester Beatty Library celebrates the return of the mid-seventeenth century Tawara Toda scrolls to Dublin following an extensive three-year restoration period.

These are all free exhibitions, so make sure to visit during your stay in Dublin!

 

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