Dublin Docklands Festival

The Dublin Docklands Festival continued today on a scorching bank holiday Monday in Dublin. The festival runs for three days and admission is free of charge. This is the 6th year the festival has been running.

It is estimated the over one hundred and thirty thousand people will attend the event with the good weather waking the Irish people from their rain swept slumber.  The event is taking place at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Jeanie Johnston which was made in Quebec in 1847. People were allowed board the ship and get a feeling of what travel was like back in the mid nineteenth century. The ship was used during the Irish famine to transport people to Canada and the USA.

There are over one hundred stalls at the festival with lots of varied food types available from Italy, Spain, Germany and France. The festival has had to run on a vastly reduced budget this year.

All in all the festival is a great day out for all the family with plenty to enjoy for both adults and children.

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