10 Great Events In Dublin This October
1. Guinness Storehouse Seafest
Guinness Storehouse – Dublin, Saturday 7th September – Saturday 30th November
This Autumn, taste and experience the very best of Irish seafood and Irish stout (Guinness of course!) at the Guinness Storehouse Seafest. Guinness and oysters are a match made in heaven since 1837, and will feature on the menu, as well as some new curated seasonal Storehouse Seafest specialities. Visit Guinness Storehouse during the Autumn for your chance to taste these mouth-watering beer and seafood pairings. The festival is open until November and also hosts some Showcase Supper Clubs on Friday, 11th October and Friday the 8th November.
2. Playboy of the Western World
Gaiety Theatre – Dublin, Tuesday 1st October
This classic Irish play by J.M. Synge returns to the Gaiety for the Dublin Theatre Festival. It was first performed in the Abbey Theatre in 1907, to much controversy, but it has since stood the test of time, for its hilarious and ruthless take on country life. The play is sometimes seen as a cultural marker of the time of rebellion in Ireland and charts the story of Christy Mahon, a young man who has run away from his family farm, claiming he killed his father. The locals however, seem to be more interested in the tale than the deed. Oddly, he soon captures the romantic attention of bar-maid Pegeen Mike. The play is best known for its use of Hiberno-English and is said to have a lyrical quality.
Bord Gais Energy Theatre – Dublin – Tuesday 1st October – Saturday 5th October
Back for another run at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the ever popular Caberet by Kander and Ebb has been delighting crowds for over 40 years and it’s easy to see why. If you’ve never seen it before, now is your chance to soak up the atmosphere during this spectacular showstopper, featuring dazzling costumes and supremely talented performers. Sing along to classics such as Money Makes The World Go Round, Maybe This Time, and of course, Caberet. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris, and choregraphed to perfection, this is one Dublin show not to miss! (*hotel near The Bord Gáis)
4. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Bord Gais Energy Theatre – Dublin, Sunday 8th October – Saturday 12th October
As the song goes ’Any dream will do!’. This fantastically colourful musical is a popular favourite for both adults and kids alike, with its catchy and whimsical numbers that have delighted audiences for decades. The famous technicolour coat is the story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. Why not check out the newest rendition and sing along to all the old favourites this October?
5. Sculpture In Context
National Botanic Gardens – Dublin, Thursday 5th September – Friday 18th October
Running daily until the 18th October, Sculpture in Context is an art exhibition of a different kind. The collection features nature themed sculptures that focus on organic forms in a contemporary style, interplayed with modern man-made objects and concepts. Over 120 Irish and International artists will contribute to the exhibition, which features works such as ‘Fungus Internet of the Forest’, by Gabrielle Sampson. The exhibition is set in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens and the the Gallery, Education & Visitor Centre.
6. Dublin Festival Of History
Across Dublin City, Tuesday 1st October – Sunday 20th October
The Dublin Festival of History is a fascinating look back at the city through the ages and runs until the 20th October in various locations. Some notable events include Women In The History Of Science at City Hall on the 2nd October at 1pm and ‘The Balm Of Laughter’: Cartoons And The Irish in the Central Library on the 9th October at 1.10pm.
7. Dublintown Food & Drink Festival
Across Dublin City, Monday 14th October – Sunday 20th October
If you’re a foodie, you simply must check out this festival, for some gourmet delights on your trip to Dublin. Sample some of the ‘10 Weirdest Foods To Eat Before You Die’ at Asia Market, an opportunity to try some weird and wonderful delicacies. (Tickets €40) Or how about some ‘Cockles and Mussels’ with The Molly Malone Experience at Cooks Academy (Tickets €20). There’s also some great free events such as a ‘Walk Through the Flavours of Asia’ at Oriental Emporium.
8. Sinead O’Connor
Vicar Street – Dublin, Sunday 27th October – Monday 28th October
After a recent appearance on the Late Late Show, Vicar Street will once again host the gifted Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor. The comeback marks a 4 year break from music for the singer, who write the smash hit ‘Nothing Compares To you’ in the late nineties. After the first date sold out due to popular demand, a second night was announced for the 28th October.
9. John Mayer
3Arena – Dublin, Wednesday 16th October
American singer-songwriter John Mayer performs in the 3Arena, Dublin on the 16th October to much anticipation. The gig is part of the European leg of his world tour, with a number of dates in London, Manchester, Amsterdam and more. The show will feature hits such as ‘I Guess I Just Feel Like’, ‘New Light’, and the smash hit ‘Your Body Is a Wonderland’.
10. Little Mix
3Arena – Dublin, Tuesday 8th October – Friday 11th October
Pop sensations, Little Mix take to the 3Arena stage this October, as part of their UK and Ireland Arena Tour for 2019. The stars will perform from their new album LM5 as well as some of their biggest hits such as ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’.