Festivals and events of all varieties on the doorstep of Cliff at Lyons.

Cliff at Lyons provides the perfect base for those visiting Ireland for a festival, be it cultural, sporting or food-orientated.

There are numerous annual events to take note of, including festivals of film, theatre, opera and more.

To keep a track of whatā€™s on in Dublin, visit The Dublin Event Guide publishes listings on a fortnightly basis.

For the convenience of guests, we have listed the principal annual events below.

Concierge can also advise by emailing


Dublin Horse Show

The Dublin Horse Show in August is an Irish institution.

The event attracts tens of thousands to its various equestrian events, including world-class showjumping. At, the Royal Dublin SocietyĀ on Merrion Road.

Driving time: 40 minutes


Dublin Fringe Festival

This 16-day festival runs each September.

The largest multi-disciplinary arts festival in Ireland. The Dublin Fringe Festival features over 525 events in over 40 venues, including theatre, comedy, music, dance and other avant-garde spectacles.

Driving time: 30 minutes


Dublin Theatre Festival

A two-week-long festival running in September and October.

Since 1957, The Dublin Theatre FestivalĀ has seen Dublinā€™s major theatre venues host productions by the worldā€™s most highly regarded artists, while also premiering work by the giants of Irish theatre.

Driving time: 30 minutes


St. Patricks Festival

The St Patrickā€™s Day Parade in Dublin is a cultural landmark.

The parade marks the culmination of the cityā€™s five-day St Patrickā€™s Festival. More than half a million people line the one-and-half-mile parade route, which takes place in March each year.

Driving time: 40 minutes


Irish Derby

Horse-racing in Ireland is a must.

Ireland’sĀ most famous course, The Curragh, is located just 35km from our hotel.

The biggest events include the 1000 Guineas, St Leger and in late June or early July, the crowd-thrilling Irish Derby.

Driving time: 25 minutes


The Six Nations

Held each year in February and March.

Irelandā€™s home matches during The Six Nations take place at Aviva Stadium. This impressive venue, formerly known as Lansdowne Road, is where the giant rugby games are held.

Driving time: 40 minutes


Punchestown Racing Festival

One of the highlights of the Irish sporting and social calendar.

The five-day Punchestown Irish National Hunt FestivalĀ isĀ held annually,Ā usually in April.

Thrilling sporting action, live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun and glamour are all complemented and heightened by the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere.

Driving time: 23 minutes


Goffs Bloodstock Sales

Synonymous with Irish bloodstock sales for 150 years.

Goffs is Irelandā€™s leading bloodstock sales company.

Doncaster Bloodstock Sales, with which it merged in 2007, is the second-largest and fastest-growing UK thoroughbred auction house.

Many champion thoroughbred horses have passed through its sales ring, including Grand National winners, and many sales records broken.

Driving time: 16 minutes


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