Dublin hosts an array of events thought out the year and here are some of the events taking place in and around Dublin in the near future.
Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival 2017 (25th - 29th April 2017)
The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish sporting and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun, dazzling glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere.
The Punchestown Festival is considered the grande finale of the jump season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from both sides of the Irish sea converging on the Kildare venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 12 Grade 1 contests taking place. Punchestown is proud to be the home of Irish National Hunt Racing and host the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the cross country course. It's a "must see" for any racing fan.
Festival Coach Service From Dublin City Centre & Naas Town:
Marathon Travel are the official transport partners for the 2017 Punchestown Festival. The service will cater for Dublin city centre & Naas town. We recommend advance booking to save money and secure your seat.
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Guinness PRO 12 Final (27th May)
Guinness PRO12 Rugby has become one of the hottest tournaments around featuring some of the sport's biggest stars from the best teams in Europe.
The prestigious event will see rugby fans from across the world flock to our capital to experience the two best teams fight it out to be crowned the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 Champions.
A fantastic event for all the family on and off the pitch, with plenty of entertainment for everyone, the Aviva Stadium in Ballsbridge is the place to be this May 27th.
Bloom 2017 (1st - 5th June)
Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 primarily as a promotional vehical for horticulture, providing a showcase for garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture and gardening as a hobby. Now in it's 11th year, Bloom is now a fun filled festival in the heart of the 70 acre Pheonix Park. With a Food Village to sample some of the best Irish food and drink, the fashion stage and stalls to do some shopping, a Children Zone full of immersive farm toys, and entertainment throughout the day there is something for everyone!
Visit www.bloominthepark.com for more details.
Riverfest (3rd - 5th June)
This June Bank Holiday, North Wall Quay will once again play host to the Dublin Riverfest! Dublin Riverfest 2017 will feature activities on the River Liffey from the Ha'Penny bridge in the heart of Dublin City, right out through Dublin Port and into Dublin Bay! On the water, activities will include river ferries and cruises, boat tours of Dublin Port and Dublin Bay, sailing sessions and kayaking!
The Jeanie Johnston (a replica of the original famine ship which made its journeys to North America between 1847 and 1855) will be offering free tours over the course of the weekend.
VHI Women's Mini Marathon (5th June)
The Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon has grown from 9,000 to an immense 40,000 participants since it first began over thirty years ago. Taking place each year over the June Bank Holiday weekend, women from across Ireland and Europe compete in this world-class sporting event.
With over 1,000 volunteers and stewards assisting you as embark on this city centre race, watch the city cheer you on as bands, DJs and many more Dubliners line the streets in support of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.
Dublin Horse Show (9th - 13th August)
The Dublin Horse Show will take place from the 9 - 13 August 2017 over the entire RDS complex in the heart of Dublin. One of the top international equestrian events in the world, The Dublin Horse Show is a wonderful day out for horse enthusiasts and families, with something for everyone to enjoy. With Live Music and Entertainment, award winning Arts ad Crafts Exhibitions, Children's Entertainment, Fashion, Shopping Village with 300 stands, Restaurants, Bars and Snacks to munch on while watching the best National and International Show Jumping, you won't want to miss it!
For the style concious - The Blossom Hill Ladies Day is on Thursday 10th August and promises fantastic prizes for the most stylish attendees!