If you’re considering a trip to Ireland this summer there is no better place to visit than the country’s capital city Dublin.
With medieval castles and cathedrals standing proudly alongside the architectural wonders of its 18th-century zenith, the city is the perfect destination if you fancy a cultural experience.
However, if entertainment is more your thing then Dublin certainly doesn’t disappoint, with visitors able to choose from a plethora of things to do throughout the year. Read on as we look what Dublin has to offer this summer.
Eyes down at the National Stadium
Bingo has enjoyed a massive resurgence in popularity over the past few years and there is no better place to play than the National Stadium in Dublin.
The venue regularly hosts top class amateur boxing and often stages some of the best bands in the world, but it also doubles up as a superb bingo hall.
Around €27,000 is paid out every week, meaning players who use their heart bingo winnings to play can bag some serious prize money.
With side games, raffles and other entertainment, the National Stadium is a great place to enjoy a unique bingo experience surrounded by hundreds of like-minded people.
Ideas galore at the Dalkey Book Festival
Featuring over 100 speakers from around the world, the Dalkey Book Festival during June is a truly inspirational event.
Three-times Pulitzer Prize winner, Thomas Friedman, is amongst a stellar line-up that also features Stephen Fry and Jony Ive – the man who designed the iPod, iPad, and iPhone.
Former head of the CIA, John Brennan, will also be appearing to share his experiences of working under the Trump administration in the United States.
British broadcaster and best-seller James O’Brien is another major attraction over a four-day festival that is more about ideas than it is books.
Get a survivor’s guide to Ireland
Head down to the International Bar on Wicklow Street from June to August to enjoy a rollercoaster guide to Irish culture and customs.
Using physical comedy sketches, audience interaction and a box of strange props, this Informative entertainment show takes a witty look at Ireland’s history.
Dublin’s finest physical theatre performers will take you on a hunt for the mysterious yet engaging creature that is “The Irish Male”.
You will also witness an interactive guide to the famous Irish sport of Hurling, take a look Irish music and watch many more innovative sketches in a show that is designed to appeal to people of all ages.