Citywide Events

Citywide Events

Over the festival period, citywide venues and spaces will host inspiring events presented by exciting collectives, artists and performers. These events will immerse audiences in the vibrant cultural fabric of the city. 2018 citywide events will be announced in early 2018.

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Festival Events 2018


Thursday 15th March

Friday 16th March

  • Dublin Discovery Trails

    Dublin Discovery Trails

    Fri 16 Mar, 12:00 AM

    Unlock the treasures and stories of Ireland’s capital city with the Dublin Discovery Trails, a new series of free self-guided walking trails. Let magical tales of the city’s colourful past…

  • Saints and Sinners at Pearse Lyons Distillery

    Saints and Sinners at Pearse Lyons Distillery

    Fri 16 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Join our guided tours where local storytellers will regale you with tales of Dublin’s Saints and Sinners who are buried on the grounds of the former St. James’ Church; now…

  • Irish Family History Centre Treasure Hunt

    Irish Family History Centre Treasure Hunt

    Fri 16 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Free Event Time:10 am - 4 pm Come and visit the Irish Family History Centre and get involved in our Treasure Hunt. Explore your Irish roots, search for Irish Ancestors…

  • The Little Museum of Dublin Free Tour

    The Little Museum of Dublin Free Tour

    Fri 16 Mar, 10:15 AM

    As part of our official St. Patrick’s Festival Programme, we invite you to join a Free tour of The Little Museum. The Little Museum of Dublin tells the amazing story…

  • Visit IMMA Exhibitions

    Visit IMMA Exhibitions

    Fri 16 Mar, 11:30 AM

    Visit IMMA and see five separate exhibitions, these include The Ethics of Scrutiny an exhibition of the work of Lucian Freud shown alongside the work of contemporary artists as part…

  • Dublin’s Theatre Royal, Remembered

    Dublin’s Theatre Royal, Remembered

    Fri 16 Mar, 1:05 PM

    Price: €17 (Concessions: €15) Time: Concert Starts 1.05pm | The Jimmy Campbell Orchestra overture starts at 12.50pm. Recapture the glory days of Dublin’s long lost Theatre Royal. Enjoy the songs,…

  • War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings

    War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings

    Fri 16 Mar, 1:15 PM

    Join curator Ben Stafford for an insightful walkthrough of the exhibition War Changes its Address: The Aleppo Paintings by Irish artist Brian Maguire. The Aleppo Paintings document the ruined buildings…

  • Abbey Theatre: The Unmanageable Sisters

    Abbey Theatre: The Unmanageable Sisters

    Fri 16 Mar, 7:29 PM

    Time: 7.30pm Running Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm / Wed matinees 28 Mar & 4 Apr, 2pm Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30 Ger…

  • PUCCINI’s TOSCA!

    PUCCINI’s TOSCA!

    Fri 16 Mar, 7:30 PM

    Time: 7.30pm Tickets: €35 - €120 through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.ie - or call 01 677 7770) A joint RUSSIAN/IRISH production, this operatic masterpiece of love, lust, intrigue and murder features Irish…

  • Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society present: Oliver

    Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society present: Oliver

    Fri 16 Mar, 8:00 PM

    Time: 15th-18th 8pm. Matinee show: Sunday 18th 3pm Tickets: €20 | Concession Rate - €18 only on the 14th March. Box Office: 01 231 2929 Free Booking Online: www.paviliontheatre.ie Dun…

Saturday 17th March

Sunday 18th March

  • Dublin Discovery Trails

    Dublin Discovery Trails

    Sun 18 Mar, 12:00 AM

    Unlock the treasures and stories of Ireland’s capital city with the Dublin Discovery Trails, a new series of free self-guided walking trails. Let magical tales of the city’s colourful past…

  • Saints and Sinners at Pearse Lyons Distillery

    Saints and Sinners at Pearse Lyons Distillery

    Sun 18 Mar, 9:59 AM

    Join our guided tours where local storytellers will regale you with tales of Dublin’s Saints and Sinners who are buried on the grounds of the former St. James’ Church; now…

  • Irish Family History Centre Treasure Hunt

    Irish Family History Centre Treasure Hunt

    Sun 18 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Free Event Time:10 am - 4 pm Come and visit the Irish Family History Centre and get involved in our Treasure Hunt. Explore your Irish roots, search for Irish Ancestors…

  • The Little Museum of Dublin Free Tour

    The Little Museum of Dublin Free Tour

    Sun 18 Mar, 10:15 AM

    As part of our official St. Patrick’s Festival Programme, we invite you to join a Free tour of The Little Museum. The Little Museum of Dublin tells the amazing story…

  • Teeling Whiskey Spirit of Dublin Craft Fair

    Teeling Whiskey Spirit of Dublin Craft Fair

    Sun 18 Mar, 10:30 AM

    FREE EVENT The Spirit of Dublin Craft Fair will be a sublime celebration of some of Ireland’s most established and up – and – coming artisan producers. With a host…

  • Visit IMMA Exhibitions

    Visit IMMA Exhibitions

    Sun 18 Mar, 12:00 PM

    Visit IMMA and see five separate exhibitions, these include The Ethics of Scrutiny an exhibition of the work of Lucian Freud shown alongside the work of contemporary artists as part…

  • Explorer Family Workshop

    Explorer Family Workshop

    Sun 18 Mar, 2:00 PM

    in the galleries. Children and grown-ups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together. Explorer is drop-in, fun and free.

  • Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society present: Oliver

    Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society present: Oliver

    Sun 18 Mar, 3:00 PM

    Time: 3pm & 8pm Tickets: €20 | Concession Rate - €18 only on the 14th March. Box Office: 01 231 2929 Free Booking Online: www.paviliontheatre.ie Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic…

  • PUCCINI’s TOSCA!

    PUCCINI’s TOSCA!

    Sun 18 Mar, 7:30 PM

    Time: 7.30pm Tickets: €35 - €120 through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.ie - or call 01 677 7770) A joint RUSSIAN/IRISH production, this operatic masterpiece of love, lust, intrigue and murder features Irish…

Monday 19th March

  • Dublin Discovery Trails

    Dublin Discovery Trails

    Mon 19 Mar, 12:00 AM

    Unlock the treasures and stories of Ireland’s capital city with the Dublin Discovery Trails, a new series of free self-guided walking trails. Let magical tales of the city’s colourful past…

  • Irish Family History Centre Treasure Hunt

    Irish Family History Centre Treasure Hunt

    Mon 19 Mar, 9:59 AM

    Free Event Time:10 am - 4 pm Come and visit the Irish Family History Centre and get involved in our Treasure Hunt. Explore your Irish roots, search for Irish Ancestors…

  • Saints and Sinners at Pearse Lyons Distillery

    Saints and Sinners at Pearse Lyons Distillery

    Mon 19 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Join our guided tours where local storytellers will regale you with tales of Dublin’s Saints and Sinners who are buried on the grounds of the former St. James’ Church; now…

  • The Little Museum of Dublin Free Tour

    The Little Museum of Dublin Free Tour

    Mon 19 Mar, 10:15 AM

    As part of our official St. Patrick’s Festival Programme, we invite you to join a Free tour of The Little Museum. The Little Museum of Dublin tells the amazing story…

  • Rosalie Blum

    Rosalie Blum

    Mon 19 Mar, 5:00 PM

    Presented in partnership and with the support of the Embassy of France and Institut Français. Tickets: €7.50/6.50 Time: 5pm & 8pm Please note: All seating for cinema screenings is unallocated…

  • Abbey Theatre: The Unmanageable Sisters

    Abbey Theatre: The Unmanageable Sisters

    Mon 19 Mar, 7:29 PM

    Time: 7.30pm Running Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm / Wed matinees 28 Mar & 4 Apr, 2pm Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30 Ger…