Discover 10 Incredible Events Happening in Dublin this October

By Megan Millisky

Dublin, Ireland has much to offer when it comes to exciting music and fresh local foods. Dublin is the largest city in Ireland, and with so much to see and do, you'll want to plan your vacation around these must-sees this October.

1. The Bram Stoker Festival

One of Dublin’s most famed festivals mixes creepy with cute. The Victorian-themed Bram Stoker festival has something for all ages - street theatre, face-painting, carnival rides and games and, of course, food! Check out a comedic restaging of “Sound of Wood on Muscle: A Modern Radio Dracula,” happening October 25-28.

Address: Patrick Street, Dublin 8, Dublin

2. Dublin Theatre Festival

With over 350 performances, the Dublin Theatre Festival is not to be missed. Aside from the best theatre from around the world, the festival features music and dance events, master classes, movie screenings, panel discussions, and art workshops. It runs September 26 - October 13.

Address: Patrick Street, Dublin 8, Dublin

3. Four Corners of Ireland Whiskey and Cheese pairing

Ireland is having a Renaissance of an unlikely food pairing: whiskey and cheese. From October 11 - October 25, you can taste local artisanal cheeses from all four corners of Ireland. And, not to mention, four acclaimed types of Irish whiskeys.

119 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 E620, Ireland

4. BrewCon 2019

On October 5, head to Rascal’s Brewery for BrewCon 2019. For the fifth annual Con, you’ll learn all about how the National Homebrew Club crafts their beers while touring the brewery and enjoying some tastings too!

Goldenbridge Estate, Tyrconnell Rd, Inchicore, Dublin, D08 HF68, Ireland

5. Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

This unique festival highlights the best short films submitted from all over the world. The festival. which runs from October 4-6, also features exciting live music.

The Generator, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Ireland

6. 1900s Irish Halloween Experience

This October 30, party like it’s 1900! Chow down on traditional Irish foods like Samhein Stew and Colcannon. For dessert, you’ll dine on a traditional Barnbrack Halloween cake that is used for fortune telling.

20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

7. Puca Festival - Trim Castle Concerts

This quirky festival, which runs October 31-November 2, has quickly become an Irish classic. Stop in for the Electric Slideshow, which blends circus, cabaret, and music to create some truly wicked entertainment.

Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland

8. Dublin Festival of History

Known for hosting high-profile speakers, the Dublin Festival of History will be sure entertain history buffs. October 1-October 20, join local and international speakers as they debate and bring history to life in this free festival.

144 Pearse St, Dublin 2, Ireland

9. CYM Halloween Party: Boos and Booze

Party it up before Halloween with a classic costume party! Get ready for drinks and dancing this October 25. Oh, and - not to mention - the person with the best costume wins a little over $50 USD.

54 Terenure Rd N, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Co. Dublin, Ireland

10. Biggest 80s-90s Disco Concert

Check out the Irish nightlife scene with this throwback concert. You’ll dance all night long on October 19 to the best 80s and 90s disco Dublin has to offer!

N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

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