If you’ve always wanted to visit Dublin, 2012 is the year you just might not want to miss! With a little bit of luck you just might get what you are looking for with appearances of famous actors, to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, to viewing the lighting of the Olympic torch. This year’s list of Dublin Events will provide the whole family with a variety entertainment beginning at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and ending with a new year’s celebration at the NYE Dublin special event.
Book a long holiday and check out 130 films with famous actors Al Pacino, Glenn Close, Mark Wahlberg, and Martin Sheen at the Jameson Dublin International Festival February 16th though 26th and then check out Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Festival March 16th through 19th. Here you will take in the sights and sounds of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, as well as enjoy amusement rides at Fun Fairs, comedy routines at The Laughter Lounge, performances at Festival Ceili, viewings at the Irish Film Institute along with street art at Merrion Square and the chance to see a Russian Spectacular. Children and adults alike will also want to celebrate the end of the St. Patrick’s Day Festival by participating in the Dublin University Boat Race and Treasure Hunt.
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If you are a classical music enthusiast you just may want to visit Dublin in remembrance of Handel’s Messiah in April. This event will include a variety of 18th century music commemorating Handel’s famous piece, which premiered in Dublin on April 13, 1742. Or perhaps you will ask “What kind of old do you want to be?”, the theme of this year’s Bealtaine 2012, a unique opportunity to explore the creativity of the Irish elderly through film, theater, photography, and performance. June Bank Holiday Weekend also brings music, art, and sports alive at Forbidden Fruit Festival June 2nd-4th, Bavaria City Racing Dublin June 3rd, as well as the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon June 4th.
Perhaps one of the most remembered events in Dublin this year will be the city’s honor in joining London in the lighting of the famous Olympic Torch for the 2012 Summer Olympics, June 3rd through 7th. Other fun summer festivities include “Taste of Dublin,” June 9th through 12th, Street Performance World Championship June 14th through 17th, along with sporting events such as the Dublin Super Cup, Dublin Viking Festival, Dublin Horse Show, and The Tall Ships Races 2012.
Later, as Autumn appears, Dublin Festival Season begins followed by Oktoberfest 2012, Children’s Book Festival, and International Puppet Festival Ireland. By spending time at all three, you will get a taste of more than 30 German specialty food producers, hear readings from famous Irish authors, and enjoy famous puppeteers of the 21st anniversary of this wondrous occasion. Finally start 2013 at NYE Dublin with unforgettable pyrotechnic shows, DJs, live street theater, and dynamic circus acts. There’s lots to look forward to this year in this busy city, so if you’re not already planning on visiting Dublin, be sure to make arrangements accordingly because you won’t want to miss out on all Dublin has to offer. See you in Dublin!