Visiting Dublin this month? Check out our top 5 things to see and do in May.
Giro d’Italia Big Start
One of the world’s greatest cycling events, arrives in Dublin on Sunday, 11th of May. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the festivities and cheer on 200 elite cyclists as they battle it out for the coveted pink jersey through the streets of Malahide and Clontarf before they race to the finish line in Dublin’s Merrion Square! Enjoy the family festivities at the Giro Fan Park taking place at Merrion Square on May 10th and 11th. Dubliners and visitors are encouraged to showcase their world-famous spirit and “Pink the City” by wearing pink, waving pink banners, riding pink bikes, and more.
Waterways Ireland Dublin Docklands Summer Festival
17th – 18th May, Grand Canal Dock
Enjoy a weekend of celebrations on and off the water at the annual Docklands Festival. With everything from open air DJ’s, Come Try it Sessions, Wake Boarding demonstrations to international food markets, the Docklands Summer Festival promises an entertaining and fun filled weekend for all.
Dublin Writers Festival
17th – 25th May, Various Venues
Dublin Writers Festival, Ireland's premier literary event, gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthrall. The 16th Dublin Writers Festival returns May 2014 bigger than ever. With readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it's the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, Dublin Writers Festival brings new faces and household names together in ways that surprise and inspire.
Pure Magic Battle for Bay Kite Surfing Festival
24th – 25th May, Dollymount Strand
Don’t miss out on a great family day out at the 8th annual Battle for Bay Kite Surfing and SUPing competition. The best riders from around the country and around the globe will come and compete in one of the best kite surfing spots in the world - Dollymount Beach! This year there will be a special battle of Clontarf theme to the event. There is FREE entry to both young and old.
Dublin City Soul Festival
24th – 25th May, Various venues
Also taking place on the weekend of the 24th and 25th, the Dublin City Soul Festival is one for music fans! The festival is a celebration of peace, unity & love and is a unique annual celebration. There’s lots to enjoy including many free events, music trails, on street entertainment and more!
We’ve lots more great events taking place in Dublin in May and throughout the summer, have a look here.