Looking for ideas for things to do while in Dublin in April? Ok here’s what we recommend:
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II Live in Concert is coming to Dublin’s 3Arena on 1st April. Experience sensational footage from the BAFTA and EMMY® award winning BBC series which will bring you closer to our planet’s spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas than ever before. Get your Planet Earth II tickets here.
OFFSET is Dublin’s creative festival and this year it features over 100 speakers on two stages in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April. It promises a programme packed with presentations, interviews, panel discussions and debates, with interactive demos and creative, marketplace and industry networking areas. Read more and book your OFFSET tickets here.
Circle Of Friends
The world premier of Maeve Binchy’s most loved novel is in the Gaiety Theatre on Monday 6th of April and runs to the 2nd of May. Just around the corner from the hotel, look for tickets to Circle Of Friends here.
Thank You For The Music
Every night from 16th to the Saturday 18th of April Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society is taking you on a musical trip down memory lane at the National Concert Hall. From the West End to Broadway and back in an evening of melodies, memories and musicals. With full orchestra, dancers, soloists and the society’s renowned chorus, get your tickets for Thank You For The Music here.
He’s on his way: the Dutch King of Waltz, Maestro of the Masses and Weapon of Mass Happiness is bringing his show back to the 3Arena in Dublin on 17th and 18th of April. With him will be his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, the largest private orchestra in the world, the Platin Tenors and many international soloists. Book your André Rieu tickets here.
The awesome 80s group will be back in Ireland to celebrate 40 iconic years in music with their 2020 world tour. They’ll be in Dublin’s 3 Arena on 22nd of April. Look for Simple Minds tickets here.
Dublin Tech Summit
Dublin Tech Summit is a two-day global tech conference in the RDS from Wednesday 22nd of April to Thursday 23rd. It’s Ireland’s largest tech event as well as “Europe’s fastest growing tech conference” and brings together some of the most influential tech and business leaders for growth, development, knowledge sharing and networking. More information and tickets for Dublin Tech Summit are here.
Dublin Night Run
This year’s Night Run is takes place on Sunday 26th April at 9pm. Join 7,000 people running the streets of in an experience like no other and for all abilities with DJs, parties and fireworks en route. Get all the details for the 2020 Dublin Night Run here.
See a show
There’s always a show in town and April has lots: Ireland’s Call 1st – 11th in the Abbey Theatre, Maeve Binchy’s Circle Of Friends 6th April until May in The Gaiety theatre, WWE NXT UK Live 26th in the 3Arena, Sing-a-long-a The Greatest Showman is in The Olympia on the 26th, The Little Foxes runs until May in The Gate while the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet is in Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 28th April until May.
Catch a band
We’ve got David Gray 2nd – 4th, Pussycat Dolls on the 5th, Snoop Dog on the 9th and Harry Styles 19th – all in 3Arena, Johnny Logan 18th – 19th in Vicar Street Coolio on the 23rd in The Academy and three shows in The Olympia Theatre: Hudson Taylor on the 24th, Milton Jones on the 26th and The Live Last Waltz on the 30th.
Have the best pint of Guinness you’ve ever tasted
You can either go to the Guinness factory and do the Storehouse tour and pour your own pint or go to where we believe the best Guinness is pulled for you: It’s a new bar near the hotel called Thomas Moore which is on Aungier Street. Actually our own Inn On The Green has fantastic Guinness too.
Or a wine
There is a lovely little wine bar called Amy Austin on Drury Street and is a really great place for couples. Also worth a mention is the new cocktail bar (rum tiki bar) OHANA, on Harcourt Street opened, which opened in January. Quite lively and fun.
Or a song or two
We are always asked for recommendations for traditional Irish music pubs and one we say without hesitation is Peader Browns on 1A Clanbrassil Street Lower. Every Saturday from 16:00 to late, local musicians hold a traditional session – the real deal.
Watch the game in style
While we’re on the subject of pubs, if you walk the other direction to Camden Street look for the Camden Bar, which is a fantastic sports bar and has the largest tv for sport in Dublin.
Fantastic new restaurant open on 16 Chatham Street called Glas. It specialises in vegetarian and vegan dining and everything we’ve tried has been delicious.