DLR's Must See Events This Winter - Issue 2 - October 2019

October 1, 2019

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Welcome to the latest instalment of the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Tourism Ezine, your one-stop-shop for everything going on across the county. As we spring from Summer into Autumn, we have another busy few months as preparations gear up for Halloween and Christmas Markets across Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. Make sure to have a look at our packed schedule of events and festivals which will excite and delight with an endless array of events and festivals this Winter.

Dublin Animation Festival
18th - 19th October, Pavilion Theatre

Now in its 9th year, this festival will take place with screenings, workshops and lectures on 18th and 19th of October 2019! Truly one of Ireland’s most unique and brilliant festivals, every year members of the local community join organisers, animators, film fans, and sponsors to witness a very special weekend of celebration. See the full line up of films here.

27th October, Marlay Park

The annual spooktacular haunted forest walk is back in all its gory glory with the sounds, shadows and creatures of Marlay Park. Dress your worst, in your most freakily frightening costume, and join us this for this unique fright in the forest. Click here for more information

Halloween Tours
28th - 31st October (excluding Tues. 29th), Dalkey Castle

Pick your steps around a haunted graveyard, discover the secrets of the Viking warrior who captures slaves and imprisons them on Dalkey Island, or stand in the Castle’s murder room and learn of the haunting things that happen there. Book your terrifying tour here.

Meet The Maker Cooking Masterclass
Every Thursday In October, Airfield Estate

Join a member of the Airfield Estate Culinary team and take a guided food tour and cooking masterclass of the award winning food experience in Dundrum. Visit here to book your place.

What else is on in October?

Festival of Inclusion - Féile na nÓg dlr - Ballyogan Junior Park Run - Centenary of the Oratory of the Sacred Heart, Dun Laoghaire - Duffys Circus

Dun Laoghaire Vinyl Festival
1st - 3rd November, Various Locations

From writing, recording, producing and performing, Dun Laoghaire Vinyl Festival will bring together international musicians, writers and filmmakers discussing and playing vinyl across various locations in Dun Laoghaire. Click here for a full list of events, locations and timings.

Tourism Service Providers Network Meeting
7th November, Airfield House

This event is designed for tourism leaders, business owners & managers; the aim of the event is to provide information on future plans and activities in the Tourism sector and to discuss future opportunities for the development of tourism in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. If you are a service provider operating in DLR, please contact chanaphy@dlrcoco.ie for more information on this event.

Meet The Maker - 1/2 Day Experience
23rd & 24th November, Airfield Estate

A truly immersive and one a kind half-day weekend food experience at the award-winning Airfield Estate. Meet the experienced culinary team and receive an introduction to the ‘farm to fork’ philosophy at Airfield Estate. Book your places now here

The True Spirit of Christmas Experience
23rd November - 24th December, Airfield Estate

This seasonal experience reflects the original values of Christmas - family, charity, goodwill and happiness - and encourages an environmentally friendly festive celebration. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the Log Cabin, where little ones will pen their postcard to Santa before entering the magnificent Airfield House, festooned with traditional seasonal decor. Click here to book your space now.

What else is on in November?

Junior Park Run - Junior Irish Open International Bowling Tournament - Irish Science Week - Comhairle na nÓg AGM

The Roaring Twenties Themed Christmas Party
29th & 30th November, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 20th & 21st December, Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Stroll past the lonely saxophonist, the shoeshine and our authentic 1920’s Cadillac to the hot and lively jumpin’ jazz bar featuring our foot-tappin’ resident singers. This 20’s themed Christmas Party will make you feel like you’re a VIP at a glittering Gatsby gala. Click here for more information.

Christmas Events

December is a busy month of Christmas markets, festivals and events across Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown. For more events, festivals and markets in DLR this Christmas, follow our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts to stay up to date on all dates, times and schedules.

What else is on in December?

Christmas Events & Markets: including arts and crafts, family story-time events - Musicians in Residence Concert Series - Workplace Choirs Concert

More Information

For more information on this year’s winter events, and to keep up to date with everything happening across Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Check out the Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown Tourism social media accounts or visit www.dlrtourism.ie.

Contact the DLR Tourism Kiosk on info@dlrtourism.ie or (01) 280 6964 for more information or to feature in the next Ezine.

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