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Dublin

Pubs & Nightlife

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6 Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dublin

Dublin is always great fun and New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year in Ireland’s capital.

Looking for ideas on how to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dublin? Here’s our pick of ways to see in the New Year:

1. Welcome 2017 In Style

One thing is for certain – every bar, restaurant, pub and club in Dublin city will be very lively on New Year’s Eve.

We recommend you stay in the city all night and there’s no better place to do that than right here with us at Inn on the Green. No only will you get to relish the five star service that has made the Fitzwilliam Hotel famous but you’ll also be staying right in the very heart of all the action, at the top of Grafton Street on St Stephen’s Green. Sorted.

New Year's Eve at Inn on the Green

2. 3Countdown Concert

Guess where the big 3Countdown Concert will be this New Year’s Eve? That’s right – just outside the hotel on St Stephen’s Green.

The music starts at 8pm and the line up features some of the country’s hottest new and established bands, including Walking On Cars, The Blizzards, Brian Deady and Little Hours.

3 Countdown Concert New Year's Eve

3. Luminosity

This is a spectacular 3D light projection display of motion, graphics and 3D animation on Dublin’s Iconic Custom House. At 5pm and 7pm the tempo is turned up with Sky Dance where Luminosity will turn into a mesmerising 4D performance.

It’s a free event but you will need a ticket.

Luminosity New Year's Eve in Dublin

4. Temple Bar Treasure Hunt

On the morning of New Year’s Eve, at 11.30 am, there’s a family-friendly treasure hunt in Temple Bar.

You’ll get a map and a handful of clues, so it’s all up to you and a teammate as you’ll be against the clock and dozens of other teams!

Temple Bar Treasure Hunt for New Year's

5. Dublin’s pubs, bars and clubs

Pick any pub or bar or restaurant or club in Dublin and you know you’re going to have a pretty wild night on New Year’s Eve. There are lots of them around the hotel – we’re slap bang in the city centre after all. Take a look at our list of the 12 best bars you need to visit in Dublin for some ideas.

If you need any more help planning the biggest night of the year, ask our concierge team.

Sam's Bar Dublin

6. New Year’s Eve Festival Music Trail

Dublin has a whole programme of events centred around New Year’s Eve – it’s called the New Year’s Eve Festival Dublin (NYF).

One of the most interesting is the Music Trail with live performances from La Galaxie at Meeting House Square, Ruby Works Sessions at Chapel Royale in Dublin Castle, the Dublin Gospel Choir at Christ Church and Pop Up Live Music and DJ sessions across Dublin pubs and bars.

New Year's Eve in Dublin

Now you’ve got not just your evening but your whole day in Dublin on New Year’s Eve planned out. How’s that for a great start to 2017?