February in Dublin, What's on!

Sporting events like RBS Six Nation Championship and Leopardstown International Racing festival will keep you on the edge of your seat. Whether attending the live show or enjoying it in the local crowded pub , the entertainment and excitement is ensured.

This year the Six Nations Championship starts on the 3rd of February in Cardiff and comes to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on the 10th of February with Ireland vs Italy, 24th of February with Ireland vs Wales, and on 10th of March with Ireland vs Scotland. Which of the six proud nations – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – will win this year? We all hope that our Shamrocks, guided by the super fly-half, Johnny Sexton, will make Irish fans proud again as in 2015 and 2014.

If you are not into Rugby but still want to experience a typical Irish sporting event, you should definitely plan your visit to Dublin on the first weekend of February when the Leopardstown International Racing festival is taking place. The festival features 7 Grade One Races and a total of 1.5 Million Prize Money. The organisers are promising great fun and excitement for everybody: jumps racing combined with music, fashion and food. Savour the atmosphere that is unique only to Dublin – full of welcome, easy conversations, wit, warmth and humour. Green LUAS (tram) line will bring you in 20 min from the city centre to the racecourse.

Sporting events are not the only reason why it is totally worth visiting Dublin this February, as culture is another aspect of the Dubliners daily life.

Dublin’s openness to creativity makes its statement with Scene + Heard: Festival of New Work 2018. The Festival is taking place at the Smoke Alley Theatre, where from 14th of February to 3rd of March you will get the chance to take part in a variety of performances including Music, Dance, Comedy, Theater and Spoken Word. The programme is always fresh, bold, funny and exciting. The festival provides a risk free environment for artists to meet, collaborate and stage bold new ideas in front of a live audience, who in turn play advocate and share their opinions on what they’ve just seen. Cheap tickets draw an audience of all ages.

Another opportunity to immerse yourself in the audiovisual arts will be offered by ADIFF, Audi Dublin International Film Festival, taking place from 22nd of February to 4th of March 2018. The festival not only offers the opportunity to see the best of Irish and International cinema, but also to take part in trademark events in the screenwriting industry, public discussions, exhibitions, ADIFF Inspirations, Fantastic Flix, international juries and more. Special guest to this years edition is Paul Schrader, acclaimed US Screenwriter and director with a rich CV including co-screenwriting for Martin Scorsese, and movies like Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999).