What’s Still On in Dublin this Autumn?

Planning your Autumn Staycation but not sure where to start? Despite what you may think a Dublin Staycation still has plenty to offer. Festivals have changed but they haven’t disappeared completely and as such Dublin still has a busy event line up over the next few months.

Continue reading below to find out what’s on in Dublin this Autumn for foodies, culture vultures and film lovers alike.

Culture Night 2020

Friday, 18th September 2020

Credit: Failte Ireland, Merrion Square Art Gallery
Credit: Failte Ireland, Merrion Square Art Gallery

An all-island event celebrating culture, creativity and the arts, Culture Night has been an important event in the Dublin calendar for years and thankfully, 2020 is no different!

This year’s theme, Connect Through Culture / Le Chéile Trí Chultúr, is more relevant that ever before. A blended programme of online and offline events means there’s still plenty to bring you to the City.

Experience the magic of historic Merrion Square Outdoor Gallery under lights, spend a night at the Museum with late openings across the National Museum of Ireland properties or event paint your own portrait our President, Michael D Higgins. See the full list of events in Dublin.

Bram Stoker Festival

Friday 30th October – Monday 2nd November

Bram Stoker Festival
Credit: Failte Ireland, Bram Stoker Festival 2016

This frightful festival is a 4-day annual event celebrating one of Ireland’s most famous authors, the man behind Dracula himself, Bram Stoker, who spent many years living just around the corner from us on Kildare Street.

While we don’t have details of the events just yet the festival have guaranteed they’re going ahead this year with a mixture of live and online events that will focus on interactive and fun experiences for all ages, celebrating this City’s unique link to Stoker, the supernatural and Irish Halloween traditions. Keep an eye on their website for updates on the schedule.

Dublin Theatre Festival

Thursday 24th of September – Sunday 11th of October

Smock Alley Theatre
Credit: Failte Ireland, Smock Alley Theatre

For two weeks every September world-class theatre comes to Dublin. Enjoy the vibrancy of the city with immersive performances across an array of platforms both in-person and online – including shows at Smock Alley Theatre, The Ark and O’Reilly Theatre.  Tickets and a full programme are available online.

Irish Film Institute Documentary Festival

Monday 21st September – Sunday 27th September

Dublin Doc Festival
Credit: Failte Ireland, Doc Fest

A fond favourite of movie lovers across the country the Irish Film Institute’s Documentary Festival is back! Like the other festivals mentioned this one has been reimagined with some of the films being available online.

However, if you want to make the most of the festival come to Dublin City and enjoy live events such as the Irish Premier of Rebuilding Paradise followed by a Q&A with Oscar-winning Director, Ron Howard and the cinema only screening of Michael McCormack’s inspirational Breaking Out. Find out more and book your tickets online here.

Dublin Fringe Festival

Saturday 5th September – Sunday 20th of September

Dublin Fringe Festival
Credit: Failte Ireland, Fringe Festival

Discover the best new, emerging Irish art across an array of platforms including music, art, dance, design, spoken word, comedy, culinary and more. Set over 16 days and night the Festival promises to ‘Keep her lit’ this year creating new and safe ways to showcase the artists work. If you’ve been missing live shows than this is the Dublin City Staycation for you! To find out more and book your tickets, click here.

 There’s no better time to rediscover the charm of Dublin than Autumn.

Experience the City as the leaves turn golden from the picturesque Clayton Hotel Charlemont along the banks of the tranquil Grand Canal.

Our elegant hotel is the perfect base whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a cultural escape or a sophisticated city break with the girls. Find out more.

Bedroom at Clayton Hotel Charlemont

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