What’s On – Best Festivals in Dublin this September 2022


Best Festivals in Dublin this September 2022

As we wind down from the heat of summer and layer up into the warmth of autumn, you’ll be adding lots of events to your ‘to do list’ from this ‘Best Festivals in Dublin this September 2022‘ article …

Including a SAVE THE DATE for the Irish Film Institute (IFI) who will be celebrating their 30th Birthday with free films and activities on September 30th! According to IFI Director Ross Keane ‘All tickets will be released on the day, one hour before each screening, and in person (not online)’ … so if you’re planning a Free Film Day make it Friday 30th September at the IFI! Why not make a day of it with brunch or dinner at the IFI Café Bar? – there’s also a ‘secret’ terrace onsite if you fancy making it a boozy brunch!


Further Reading: Dinner at IFI Café Bar, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


But first this beautiful reflective poem by Dublin poet Thomas Kinsella (May 4, 1928 – December 22, 2021) ‘Another September here:


Another September by Thomas Kinsella - The LIfe of Stuff


You can also listen to Seán McGinley as he reads Thomas Kinsella’s ‘Another September’ here:



Further Reading: What’s On: Top Festivals this September 2022 in Ireland


The Best Festivals in Dublin this September 2022


  1. It Takes A Harbour Cruise | Custom House Quay | Jul 22 – Sep 10 | ittakesavillage
  2. Dún Laoighaire Folk Festival | Aug 22 – Sep 11 | dunlaoghairefolkfestival.ie
  3. Wonderful Walkinstown Festival | Sep 4 | walkinstownfestival.com
  4. The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival | Donabate/Portrane | Sep 8 – 18 | bleedingpig.ie
  5. Music in Monkstown | Various Venues | Sep 9 – 11 | musicinmonkstown.ie
  6. Dublin Fringe Festival | Various Locations Dublin City | Sep 10 to 25 | fringefest.com
  7. Banff Mountain Film Festival | NCH | Sep 12 | nch.ie
  8. Bleeding Pig Film Festival | Donabate | Sep 12 – Sep 14 | bleedingpigfilmfest
  9. Fingal Poetry Festival | Various Locations | Sep 15 – 18 | fingalpoetryfestival
  10. Soundmate31 Festival | Dublin 7 | Sep 17 | eventbrite.ie
  11. Ukrainian Culture Festival ‘Thank You Ireland’ | Howth Castle | Sep 17 | eventbrite
  12. Irish Whiskey Festival | Convention Ce | Sep 17 – 23 | theirishwhiskeyfestival
  13. IFI Documentary Festival | Temple Bar | Sep 21 to 25 | ifi.ie/docfest
  14. Culture Night | Various Locations |  Sep 23 | culturenight.ie
  15. Area 51 12 Hour Dublin Dance Festival | White House Hotel | Sep 24 | eventbrite
  16. Dublin VegFest | Rathmines | Sep 24 & Sep 25 | dublinvegfest.com
  17. Pickleball Ireland Festival | Ballyfermot Leisure Ce | Sep 25 | eventbrite.ie
  18. Dublin Festival of History | Various | Sep 26 – Oct 16 | dublinfestivalofhistory.ie
  19. Dublin Theatre Festival | Various Locations | Sep 29 to Oct 16 | dublintheatrefestival
  20. Oktoberfest | Bernard Shaw | Sept 29 – Oct 30 | thebernardshaw

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