By Nicole Hoey
Dublin has plenty of events and celebrations each fall. September is a particularly exciting month, as the city puts on a wide variety of festivals to show off Dublin’s irresistable energy. Here are 7 new ways to experience Dublin this September!
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1. All Ireland Senior Football Championship
Landing right on September 1, the championship game marks the end of yet another season of gaelic football. The sport has been played for over 130 years in Ireland and combines aspects of soccer and rugby into one lively game. Dublin is expecting to win its 5th-consecutive championship title in 2019, a feat never achieved in the history of the game. There's no time like the present to go see the final yourself!
Address: Croke Park, Jones' Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, Ireland
2. Dublin Fringe Festival
Hoping to discover your inner artist? Look no further than the Dublin Fringe Festival, an event focused on bringing multidisciplinary art displays to life. Various art mediums are put on display, boldly daring its audiences to discover what ideas inspire these fresh approaches to art. From Sept. 7-22, you can see the work behind some of the best artists in Dublin and across the globe.
Address: Sycamore Building, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
3. Ireland v. Wales: Guinness Summer Series
There’s no better way to get a true sense of Ireland’s love of rugby than going to a game yourself. Especially when a rival rolls into town! Ireland faces off against Wales in 2019 in the Guinness Summer Series - an event that features prominent games throughout the summer. Come see which team wins this round on September 7th!
Address: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland
4. Culture Night
Dublin’s Culture Night embraces all aspects of Dublin’s society, from the arts to restaurants to everything in between. The stores and venues involved open their doors, inviting the public to enjoy a variety of entertainment. This event is free of charge. Culture Night 2019 is set for September 20th and will be a charming way to explore Dublin’s culture.
5. Dublin Theatre Festival
This festival celebrates Irish artists of a different genre - theatre. The Dublin Theatre Festival highlights the magnificent work of playwrights and actors, ensuring they have a platform to share their vision! This event is embedded in Dublin’s culture; the showcased work embodies the city's diversity. The acting begins September 26, with each spectacular play having its own run in theatres across Dublin.
Address: Dublin Theatre Festival, Festival House, 12 Essex Street East, Temple Bar
From the middle of September to the beginning of October, the weather is just right to celebrate Oktoberfest in Dublin. Enjoy German beer and traditional foods like bratwurst and sauerkraut as you roam around George’s Dock. You can even dress up in your favorite lederhosen or Dirndl - the brightly colored clothes traditionally worn for German celebrations. Above all, Oktoberfest is a fairground. You'll find plenty of games and musical performances to keep you occupied!
Address: George's Dock, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland
7. Dublin Fashion Festival
Ireland’s biggest fashion event is sure to make your inner fashionista go wild. The Dublin Fashion festival unites the city with live fashion events, special discounts, and interactive activities within the stores themselves. The festival explores the newest ideas in fashion, and supports the local retailers lining the streets of Dublin. With over 250 stores, hotels and restaurants participating, you’re sure to find something you'll love.