What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin this October 2019

October 2019

September 29th is World Heart Day, but for me it’ll always be October. Because it was in October, on the 16th day in 2018 that my Dad died of a heart attack. It was massive, with no warning. Giving no time for goodbyes. With us one minute. Gone the next. But forever in our own hearts. If you’re looking for things to do this October 2019, there are some great festivals and events listed below, but please consider this one – get your heart checked.

This month’s poem resonates with me for the time of year it is, but I know I’m not alone with this feeling – ‘Memory of My Father’ written by Patrick Kavanagh, a Monaghan man just like my Dad.

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin this October 2019 - Memory of My Father by Patrick Kavanagh

The Best Festivals & Events in Dublin this October 2019

Taste the Island Food Festival | Various Locations | From September 2019

Bauhaus 100 | National Gallery of Ireland | Jul 20th – Dec 1st | nationalgallery.ie

Life above Everything | IMMA | Jun 28th – Jan 2020 | imma.ie

Perfection | Science Gallery | Jun 21st – Oct 6th | sciencegallery.com

Dublin Theatre Festival | Various Locations | Sept 26th to Oct 13th | dublintheatrefestival

Sculpture in Context | National Botanic Gardens |  Sept 5th to Oct 18th | botanicgardens

Dublin Festival of History |  Various Locations | Oct 1st- Oct 20th | dublinfestivalofhistory

Ireland Music Week | Various Venues | Oct 1st – Oct 5th | irelandmusicweek.com

Tradition Now | National Concert Hall | Oct 1st – Oct 6th | nch.ie

Dublin Arabic Film Festival | IFI Dublin | Oct 4th – Oct 6th | ifi.ie/daff

Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival | Various Venues | Oct 4th – 6th | disfmf

Spud Fest | Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate | October 5th | newbridgehouseandfarm

BrewCon 2019 | Rascals Brewery, Inchicore | October 5th | brewcon.ie

Annual Dublin Book Fair | Freemasons’ Hall | Oct 5th & Oct 6th | dublincityofliterature

Red Line Book Festival | Various Locations | Oct 7th – Oct 13th | redlinebookfestival.ie

Open House Dublin | Various Locations | Oct 11th – Oct 13th | openhousedublin.com

DublinTown Food & Drink Festival | Various Locations | Oct 14th- 20th | foodanddrinkfest

Dublin Greek Film Festival | Various Locations | October 17th | greekfilmfestival.ie

Bram Stoker Festival | Various Locations | Oct 25th – Oct 28th | bramstokerfestival.com

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