Things to do in Dublin to brighten your January!

Things to do in Dublin to brighten your January!

By themorgan , Monday, 16th January 2012 | 0 comments

Still feeling those January blues…. We think its time you brushed them off and set your calendar up for an exciting few weeks ahead in Dublin city Centre. Located in the hub of temple bar we at the Morgan Hotel always know what’s going on. So if you’re looking to pack your calendar up with things to do over the next few weeks we think the below should be at top of your list. Check it out-choose from a cultural festival, traditional Irish music festival and a holiday show, hard to believe all this happening over the next two weeks.

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

20th January 2012 – 3rd February 2012

The dragon is coming...

This year’s festival runs from 20th January to 3rd February and celebrates the Year of the Dragon. Dublin, now twinned with Beijing, will celebrate in style and highlights include the Asia Market Chinese New Year’s Carnival on 22nd January and Chinese Opera in the Open sponsored by Kildare Village on 21st January. Both events take place in the newly covered Meeting House Square in Temple Bar. Other events include the Chinese Film Festival with Etihad Airways, a children’s programme at Dublin City Public Libraries, a photo exhibition on Peking Opera, lectures and much more.


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Temple Bar TradFest

25th January 2012 – 29th January 2012            

Dublin’s biggest and best festival of Irish Music and Culture , the Temple Bar TradFest will be back for the 7th year from January 25-29th 2012. The 2012 festival will include headline concerts in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City Hall and The Button Factory.

Other highlights include over 200 free events, music trail, singers club, open sessions, two outdoor stages, the international Celtic Irish dance show, master classes and showcases, gigs for kids, children’s club, pipe bands, street performers, a rural Irish village in the city and much more.

The Iconic surrounds of Christ Church cathedral will play host to Michael Mc Goldrick, Ralph Mc Tell and The Dubliners 50th anniversary concert. Dublin’s city hall will resound to the sounds of Irish Music all week with lunch time and evening intimate concerts with some of Irelands best known artists including Voices and Harps with Moya Brennan and Cormac De Barra, Frankie Gavin, Sean O Riada’s Cor Cúil Aodha, Tommy Sands, Mick O’ Brien, an evening of Irish Culture in Song and story with Noel O’ Grady and a very special gala benefit night for the Pecker Dunne.

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Holiday World Show

27th January 2012 – 29th January 2012

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