Dublin Festival Season to Showcase Dublin’s Exciting Festival Scene

6th September, 2015

Art, fashion, culture, music and everything in between – the city’s festival season is prepped, primed and pumped as Dublin Festival Season begins

Dublin’s festival scene will be busy this autumn as more than 220 venues around Dublin prepare to host events throughout September and October as part of Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin Festival Season which begins Monday, 7th September 2015 with the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.


Dublin Festival Season is a culmination of nine Dublin festivals which have come together to re-inforce Dublin’s diverse and exciting festival scene, offering potential visitors yet another reason to come to Dublin. Fáilte Ireland has invested approximately €90k into Dublin Festival Season through promotion of the initiative and through direct investment in the festivals involved and it is estimated that Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin Theatre Festival and Bram Stoker alone will bring 15,000 international bed nights to Dublin.


Once it commences Dublin will be awash with things to see and do, with plenty for everyone during the week and across every weekend. The festivals included are – Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin Fashion Festival, Culture Night, Dublin Theatre Festival, Hard Working Class Hero’s, Open House and the Bram Stoker Festival who recently announced their 2015 programme. Two new additions have also been added to the line-up – the ‘Lingo Spoken Word Festival’ which is now in its second year and the brand new ‘Dublin Gallery Weekend’ which commences Friday, 11th September.


Speaking about the festival, Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin Manager, Helen Mc Daid said: ‘Dublin Festival Season is an opportunity to build awareness of Dublin’s diverse exciting festival scene and drive tourism growth as we head out of the high season. Animating the city and showcasing Dublin as a vibrant must-see destination full of energy, excitement and lots of things to see and do, we believe this initiative will enhance Dublin’s reputation as a happening place to have a break during the autumn. Dublin is a vibrant capital city bursting with a variety of surprising experiences and the Dublin Festival Season has something for everyone, from traditional to funky, unusual and at times unexpected’.



A number of promotional activities have been undertaken by www.VisitDublin.com to promote the Dublin Festival Season. A dedicated webpage featuring all of the details has been developed by VisitDublin.com to entice potential visitors to Dublin and provide them with all the information they need once they get here. This is being complemented by a new promotional flyer which is available in key locations across the city and a comprehensive digital media campaign which includes the following PROMOTIONAL VIDEO.


Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD said: ‘Not only do festivals and events provide invaluable opportunities for Ireland to showcase all that it has to offer both the domestic and international market, but the direct spending by festival goers (locals and visitors) on hospitality, accommodation and other services also provides a valuable boost to local economies, supporting employment and creating jobs. The coming together of so many Dublin festivals to create the Dublin Festival Season capitalises on the most entertaining and culturally diverse offerings within our capital city. This presents a unified vision of all that is great about Dublin and encourages tourists to pay us a visit and local people to explore what’s on their doorstep. The promotion of the Dublin Festival Season by Fáilte Ireland helps us to compete with other cities and to ensure that the positive tourist numbers that we have been seeing so far this year continue beyond the summer season’.


Find out more about Dublin Festival Season here


Access a collection of images from Dublin Festival Season here