Ok, yes, sometimes it can get a little chilly in Dublin in February (as it can nearly everywhere). We call it “fresh” but there are still lots of things to see and do in our wonderful city. Here’s seven of the best:
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Dublin has always embraced the Chinese New Year and this year, 2019, is the Chinese Year Of The Pig. There are events all over the city from February 1st to the 17th so check out the programme here and book the events that tickle your fancy.
The world’s biggest and best rugby championship starts on February 2nd and our first match is against The Old Enemy, England. Well maybe not an enemy any more but we would certainly rather beat them than lose to them. The Six Nations is fought between us, England, France, Wales, Scotland and Italy. Ireland are, quite rightly, the reigning champions. Here’s the schedule.
DUBLIN RACING FESTIVAL AT LEOPARDSTOWN
Leopardstown Racecourse is one of the world’s top horse racing venues and the Dublin Racing Festival is an incredible two days of the finest jump racing on February 2nd and 3rd. The really good news is that it’s only 15 minutes from the hotel door by tram. Tickets here.
ST VALENTINE’S DAY
When did Dublin become so romantic? Well parts of St Valentine are buried here in the city and if that doesn’t turn you off, there are offers and deals here in the hotel, Inn On The Green, Glovers Alley and in bars, pubs and restaurants all over the city. For more, click here.
VIRGIN MEDIA DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The annual Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival takes place all over the city from 20th February. see the full programme and book your tickets to this wonderful event here.
MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE
This is a contemporary take on Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from Tuesday 26th February. This is a production you simply can’t miss – it’s won over 30 major international awards so far, including an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards on Broadway. Get your tickets here.