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What's on in May

Leopardstown - Derby Trials Family Day 12th May

There will be a jam-packed schedule of entertainment and attractions for all ages, including Face Painting, bouncy castles, horse care education, circus skills workshops and the return of the incredibly popular Leopardstown Hobby Horse Cup!


Friday Night Social - 17th May 2024

Race into the weekend with at our Friday Night Social. The fixture is Leopardstown’s only Friday evening race meeting and whether you are getting a group together from work or sports club, there will be entertainment for all.


DLR Art Net

Join us for Open Mic Night at Walters in Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday, May 8th, at 7pm! It's always a blast on the second Wednesday of every month. All are welcome to join in the fun!


Big Style - Now Open

Big Style Stand Up Paddleboarding is back this May in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Book your session now for some splashing good times!


Dublin Mountains Festival - May 1st to 31st

The adventure awaits in every trail and vista. Mark your calendars and let's explore together!


Bats Walks at Airfield (Fri & Sat, April to Nov 2024)

Join us on the 3rd of May, 1st of June, 13th of July, 3rd of August, 21st of September and 2nd of November, we’ll uncover the secrets of the night as you join us for a captivating Bat Walk.


Dublin Cookery School

From Spanish Tapas & Paella to Gourmet Pizza Masterclass and Friday Night Supper Club, we've got your taste buds covered. Book your course now


Pavilion Theatre

Exciting May lineup at The Pavilion Theatre, From music to cinema, talks to opera, there's something for everyone!


Bats Walks at  (Fri & Sat, April to Nov 2024)

After months of hard work, prep and rehearsals, Motion2Motion School of Dance are proud to present To Infinity and Beyond. A variety of Hip Hop, Commercial, Ballet and Contemporary Dance.


What's on in June

Vintage & Classic Car Festival - Dalkey Village 3rd June

More info to follow.


Dalkey Book Festival 24- 25th August 2024

A festival that celebrates literary talent and hosts some of the world’s leading writers and thinkers since 2010.


A Joycean Evening 13th June

Celebrate the more light hearted elements of Joyce’s works by watching a team of professional actors perform enlightening & entertaining extracts from Ulysses, Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on Thursday, 13 June at 19:30


Blooms Day at Joyce Tower 2024

We look forward to welcoming you to the Tower during the Bloomsday Festival. More info to follow.


A Play On Ulysses - Blackrock 16th June

A Play on Ulysses is a unique Bloomsday event in Dublin, a fully dramatised adaptation of Ulysses compressed into 75 action-filled minutes. Eighteen professional actors plus singers, musicians and dancers, combine to provide an entertaining, comic, poignant, enlightening insight into James Joyce’s greatest novel


Bloomsday Festival 224

Professional Actors provide readings from Joyces Famous Manuscript, along with musicians to mark the event. The programme for Bloomsday Festival 2024 is being finalised. The complete programme will available shortly. Please check our website for updates.


Green Day at  Marlay Park 27th June

Full Day Adult Beekeeping Workshop at Airfield Estate - 20th April.


Longitude at Marlay Park 29-30 June

#Longitude2024 is officially on sale now! 2-DAY / 1-DAY tickets available from Ticketmaster.


Coastival Festival 2024

2 weeks Coastal Festival with over 100 events. Moe info to follow

What's on in July

Hozier - 5th July at Marlay Park 

Hozier is coming to Marlay Park on the 5th of July! Get ready for an unforgettable evening. Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours now.


Kings of Leon - 6th July at Marlay Park 

Get ready to rock, DLR! Kings of Leon are hitting the stage at Marlay Park on July 6th. Tickets are on sale now.


Bulmers Live at Leopardstown - 11th, 18th & 25th

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown is back with 5 nights of exciting flat racing followed by top class live music performances. Thursday nights never looked so good! Racing, sun, fun and music - it's the perfect way to kickstart the weekend with friends.


What's on in August

GAP Irish Downhill Miniseries 2024

Get ready for the GAP Irish Downhill Miniseries 2024. Gear up for thrilling races, breathtaking views, and a weekend packed with excitement. Whether you're competing or cheering. Stay tuned for more details!


Bulmers Live at Leopardstown - 8th & 22nd August

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown is back with 5 nights of exciting flat racing followed by top class live music performances. Thursday nights never looked so good! Racing, sun, fun and music - it's the perfect way to kickstart the weekend with friends.


Ukulele Festival 2024 - 25th & 24th August

Ukulele Festival 2024, happening on the 24th & 25th of August right here in Dun Laoghaire. This family-friendly weekend festival will be strumming its way through various locations around our beautiful seaside town, welcoming ukulele fans from across the globe.


Dalkey Lobster Festival 24- 25th 2024

Coming soon to the charming streets of Dalkey, this festival combines the finest local seafood with live music to create a feast for the senses. Follow us for updates and get ready to indulge in the best Dalkey has to offer!


IRC Sailing Championships 2024 - From 30th August

From August 30th to September 15th, the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will be the bustling hub of this exciting two-week sailing event. Stay tuned for more details!


What's on in September

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2024 - 7th Sep

The Dublin Animation Film Festival is coming back to the Mill Theatre on September 7, 2024. Whether you're a die-hard animation fan or just looking for a fun day out, this festival is not to be missed! Stay tuned for more details, and prepare to be amazed.


Irish Champions Festival Day - 14th Sep at Leopardstown

Experience the excitement of Irish Champions Festival at Leopardstown on Saturday, 14th September, with five Group races including the Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes.


Dun Laoghaire Folk Festival 2024 at The Pavillion Theatre

Feel the rhythm of the Dun Laoghaire Folk Festival 2024 at The Pavilion Theatre. Mark your calendars for a musical journey featuring folk artists from around the world. Keep an eye on us for updates.


What's on in October

ECHOES Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers Festival 2024

Join us from October 4th to 6th at the historic Dalkey Castle for a vibrant celebration of Irish writing, with a special focus on the beloved Maeve Binchy. Dive into a weekend filled with engaging talks, lively debates, captivating readings, exclusive interviews, and theatrical presentations. Don't miss the unique Guided Literary Walk through picturesque Dalkey.


Alpine Fest 2024

Festival to launch the new ski season and encourage people to come and learn to ski. The festival is connected with Austria, as it is a popular skiing destination for Irish people. Keep an eye on us for updates.


Leopardstown - AutumnFest 2024

Round up your crew and head over to Leopardstown for AutumnFest 2024. Join us for an exhilarating day at the races packed with live music, fun activities, and all the Premier League action live on screens. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon.


What's on in November

Ice Skating DL 2024

Ice Skating Dún Laoghaire is Ireland’s newest and biggest ice rink. Located at the harbour in Dún Laoghaire and easily accessed by the DART, we will have 2 separate ice rinks – a practice rink and a larger rink and free parking on-site.


Dun Laoghaire Comedy Festival 2024

This years ‘Dun Laoghaire Comedy Festival’ is bigger and better than ever before. Secure your peachy cheeks a seat at your favourite shows. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon.


Santa Experience at The National Maritime Museum 2024

Visit Santa this Christmas at the historical Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire in November. Keep an eye on us for updates.


Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival 2024

The magic of the season is coming to town! Get ready for the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival 2024. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.


Dun Santa arrival to Dun Laoghaire Town 2024

Santa Claus is coming to Dún Laoghaire! Join us at Harbour Plaza for a spectacular festive event as we welcome Santa to town! Stay tuned for the date and more details.


What's on in December

Santa Experience at Dalkey Castle 2024

The Dalkey Castle Christmas Experience with Santa is full of fun, stories, singing and games. Get into the Christmas spirit by practising Santa’s favourite song with Jingle. See what food the reindeer eat and the tiny treats for the elves. Tell Twinkle what goodies you will leave out for Santa and the reindeer.


Leopardstown - Christmas Festival

The Leopardstown Christmas Festival with four days of exciting National Hunt racing. It is a hot-spot for post-Christmas get-togethers, offering an exhilarating day out. Stay tuned for the date and more details.


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Blackrock Market

Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5:30pm

An eclectic mix of food, art, cafes, books, flowers, a barber and home to one of Dublin’s most prestigious food experience at Liath Restaurant. Take the DART to Blackrock station and the market is a short walk away nestled off the main street.


Dún Laoghaire CoCo Market

Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Located on the green beside the LexIcon Library & Cultural Centre Dun Laoghaire. The Sunday markets are a big draw to the area. A variety of hot food, fresh produce, bike repair, local art and ice cream are on display. The market will be closed on the 23/24 and the 30/31 Dec.


Whelehans Farmers Markets

Friday: 10 am – 3.00 pm.

Stalls at the market include organic fruit & veg, antipasti’s, hot food, flowers, coffee & a selection of award-winning wines.


Marlay Park Markets

Saturdays: 11am to 4pm

Located beside the 18th century Marlay Park House. The markets are a mix of hot food, coffee, fresh produce, books and art.


Airfield Farmers Markets

Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 2.30 pm.

Airfield estate hosts two weekly markets with produce ranging from locally grown fruit, veg, preserves, chutneys, jams, bread, pastries & meats. A short walk from the Banally LUAS stop & lots of dedicated bike parking available.