As 2019 begins, a visit to Dublin is the perfect start to the year. There is always lots to do in Dublin at any time of the year and January is no exception. If you’re looking for ideas and suggestions then read on because we’ve got a few that you might like very much…
RUGBY, RUGBY, RUGBY
Just before the start of the world’s greatest annual rugby competition, The Six Nations, there is plenty of action in Dublin with both the Guinness Pro 14 and the Heineken European Rugby Champions Cup in full swing. Leinster, who are based here in the city, host Ulster on the 5th and Scarlets on the 25th in the former and Toulouse on the 12th in the latter.
A genuine institution and a part of most Dubliners’ childhoods, Funderland is a temporary funfair installed in the RDS Showgrounds that seems to get better and better every year. A huge Ferris wheel, rollercoaster and all of the other thrills that seemed so amazing back in the day – they’re all here and bigger and scarier than ever. Open every day until Sunday January 13th.
BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION
Ireland’s iconic Young Scientist Exhibition is one of the one of the world’s largest and longest-running project based science and technology initiatives in the world. The exhibition is the final stage in the competition and runs from Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th January.
TEMPLE BAR TRADFEST 2019
This wonderful festival is back: Temple Bar TradFest 2019 is a showcase for traditional Irish music and culture from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th January. Come along and see some of our most famous international acts together with the brightest new and upcoming local singers, dancers, musicians and bands performing in pubs, clubs, theatres and open spaces in and around Temple Bar.
CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL
The hot musical Calendar Girls by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is coming to Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from Tuesday 22nd January to Saturday 2nd February. Don’t miss this amazing, award-winning musical comedy which received fantastic five-star reviews in London’s West End.