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What’s on: 10 unmissable live events in Dublin this March

There’s no shortage of things to do in Ireland’s capital city this month. Here we take a look at the most anticipated upcoming events in Dublin this March.

From music to theatre to comedy, there is a phenomenal range of great events in Dublin this March to suit everyone’s tastes.

With so many great happenings to choose
from, you’ll want to grab your tickets fast, as some of these stellar shows are
almost booked up! Read on to find out which events made it into our top ten…

10. Marina Carr’s The Mai – a modern Irish classic returns to the Dublin stage

Marina Carr's The Mai is another top event happening in Dublin this March.
Credit: gaietytheatre.ie

This dreamlike tragicomedy from one of the
country’s greatest living writers, in a new production by Decadent Theatre, is
set to be one of the most must-see events in Dublin this March for theatre-goers!
This captivating story of a four-generation family grappling with lost love,
change, and tradition is well worth a watch.

When: Tuesday 24th March –
Saturday 28th March 2020

Address: South King St, Dublin 2, Ireland

How much: €20 – €35

Link: HERE

9. Conversations with Roddy Doyle – an evening with one of Dublin’s most famous writers

Roddy Doyle is one of Ireland's most famous writers in Ireland and an event you cannot miss.
Credit: Roddy Doyle / Facebook

Well-known for such classics as The Snapper, The Commitments, and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Roddy Doyle will talk about his life and work with fellow Irish writer and eminent podcaster Blind Boy, alongside giving readings from his books, in this unmissable event in Dublin this March.

When: Wednesday 25th March 2020

Address: Earlsfort Terrace, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, D02 N527, Ireland

How much: €25 – €29

Link: HERE

8. Lisa Hannigan Sings Pomes Penyeach – James Joyce gets an indie-folk makeover

Lisa Hannigan will be honouring James Joyce and singing Ulysses inspired songs.
Credit: @lisahannigan / Facebook

This exciting project, as part of the St.
Patrick’s Day festival, will see singer Lisa Hannigan take to the stage of the
National Concert Hall to musically interpret the poems of James Joyce, with
Matthew Nolan and Adrian Crowley.

When: Monday 16th March 2020

Address: Earlsfort Terrace, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, D02 N527, Ireland

How much: €27.50 – €32.50

Event link: HERE

7. The 1975 – one of the hottest acts in the pop-rock scene

The 1975 always host a great performance, be sure not to miss their live show.
Credit: 3arena.ie

With three UK number-one albums under their belt, a ticket to see The 1975 is one of the hottest tickets in town this season for sure!

When: Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €45.20 – €50.20

Link: HERE

6. Zero Zero: Crash Ensemble with Mango X MathMan – a musical journey through modern Dublin

Looking a mix of classical and electronic music mix check out Zero Zero, one of the top events in Dublin this March.
Credit: @mangoxmathman / Facebook

Another event presented as part of the St. Patrick’s
Festival, this show is a collaboration between two of the most innovative
groups on the Irish scene right now, blending electronic and classical
influences to recreate stories of contemporary Ireland.

When: Monday 16th March 2020

Address: 39 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 RD45, Ireland

How much: €21

Link: HERE

5. Des Bishop: Mia Mamma – a heartfelt show from one of Ireland’s most beloved comedians

The comedian Des Bishop's new tour is another of the top events in Dublin this March.
Credit: @desbishop / Facebook

This poignant show from Irish-American comedian Des Bishop, was inspired by the death of his mother in 2019 and deals with the possibility of finding humour in grief and loss.

When: Monday 23rd March – Saturday
4th April 2020

Address: 39 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 RD45, Ireland

How much: €24 – 27

Link: HERE

4. Sasha Velour: Smoke & Mirrors – a drag show spectacular comes to Dublin

Another of the top events in Dublin this March is Sasha Velour: Smoke and Mirrors, a great drag show.
Credit: @sashavelour1 / facebook

Winner of the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Sasha Velour will be bringing her signature eccentric brand of drag to Dublin, intermingled with multimedia magic, in this electrifying show!

When: Wednesday 11th March 2020

Address: Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin, Ireland

How much: €36.50 – €83.00

Link: HERE

3. Santana – one of the most legendary bands in rock history 

Santana, a legendary rock band is one of the top events in Dublin this March you need to visit.
Credit: 3arena.ie

Known for their historic performance at Woodstock in 1969 and hits such as “She’s Not There”, the coming of Santana, fronted by renowned Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana, is set to be one of the most exhilarating music events in Dublin this March.

When: Sunday 29th March 2020

Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €69.64 – €89.64

2. Horslips – spend St. Patrick’s Day with Irish rock legends

Horslips, one of St. patrick's Day Irish rock legends is one of the most unmissable events in Dublin this March.
Credit: @horslips / Facebook

Founded in 1970, Celtic rock band, Horslips,
are one of the most innovative groups in Irish music history and this special
St. Patrick’s Day performance will provide a rare chance to see them live!

When: Tuesday 17th March 2020

Address: The Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 K135, Ireland

How much: €34 – €38

Link: HERE

1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade – the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country

One of the best events in Dublin this March is of course the St. Patrick's day parade.

As with every year, the annual St.
Patrick’s Day Parade is set to be the most popular of all events in Dublin this
March.

One of the world’s largest parades, and the
centre of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, the festivities are sure to be
showstopping, filling Dublin’s streets with colour and music!

When: Tuesday 17th March 2020

How much: Free!

Link: HERE

Dive in and explore the city like a local.

Read our tips on where to go, what to do and what not to miss…

In compact Dublin, you can easily cover a lot of ground on your own

From nocturnal pub crawling (for educational purposes) to high-adrenaline outdoor activities to fun family-friendly pursuits, choices abound.

You might start with the capital’s supremo tourist attraction, the Guinness Storehouse. Most people do.

Prefer being under the watchful eye of a knowledgeable guide?

There are tons of tours – walking, traveling by bicycle or bus, amphibious vehicle or horse-drawn cart…or even by boat or kayak.

However you choose to get about, you can also experience the true spirit of traditional Irish culture and history through architecture, dance, storytelling, music, theatre, museums and galleries.

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