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Things to Do in Dublin in July

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In this post, you’ll find all the best events and things to see and do in Dublin this July. We have a Top 10 list of things to do that is updated for 2022. 


TOP 11 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN JULY IN DUBLIN

Below are our favorite events and activities to do this July. For more ideas, take a look at our post about things to do in Dublin at any time of year!

Don’t forget to take a look at our other popular Dublin posts: 


1) Attend a Concert

Dublin is a city that loves music. Great artists and bands are playing year-round, and this July the city is full of amazing concerts by big-name artists on tour. 

Find all the July concerts in the city here

The Pixies will be performing at Iveagh Gardens on July 16.

Sinead O'Connor will be performiong at Iveagh Gardens on July 17.

If you’re looking for more fun ways to spend an evening, check out our post on things to do at night


2) Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is famous all over the world for its ethereal choreography and aerial stunts. The Corteo show includes some traditional circus themes, as well as fairy tale-like costumes and extravagant props. 

You'll see aerial routines hanging from giant chandeliers, gymnasts performing synchronized stunts, and a ringmaster.


3) Longitude Festival 2022

Marlay Park hosts the 3-day Longitude Festival this year, taking place over the first weekend of July. It is one of the country's largest music festivals with four separate stages hosting over 60 different artists and bands. 

This year's lineup of headliners includes Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Megan Thee Stallion, The Kid Laroi, Baby Keem, and more.


4) See School of Rock the Musical

This popular musical, based on the Jack Black film, has delighted theatre-going audiences for years and is described by some as "the modern day The Music Man".

With a score composed by Andrew Llyod Webber and a feel good storyline, it is sure to entertain all ages.

  • Dates: throughout the month of July 2022
  • Times: 14:30 (2:30 pm) & 19:30 (7:30 pm)
  • Location: 3Olympia Theatre
  • Find tickets here

Find all theatrical performances in Dublin here


5) See More with a City Pass

If you’re planning on visiting a lot of popular attractions while you’re in Dublin, you could save some money with a Dublin city pass

The biggest pass offered in this city is an all-inclusive pass which includes entry to the most popular attractions in Dublin.

There is also a travel pass which makes utilizing public transportation easy and includes some other perks.

Here are some of the best locations and tours included with a Dublin tourist pass:

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Distillery Tours
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Croke Park Tour
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Zoo

To see how much money a pass could save you, please read our post covering Dublin tourist passes.


6) Tour Croke Park

Croke Park is the third-largest sports stadium in all of Europe, and a tour is included with the Dublin Pass.

The Gaelic Games are held at Croke Park. They're run by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), which means you can find the GAA museum right at Croke Park.

In addition to museum access, the behind-the-scenes tour will show you the media centre, dressing rooms, and the players' tunnel.

Check out the Dublin Pass for an included Croke Park experience.

Find sporting events in Dublin here

You can also find more family-friendly activities in our full post.


7) Explore the Landscapes Around Dublin

Dublin in the summer is the perfect time to see the famous and beloved Irish landscapes all around you! 

Up for a day trip? There are several tours offering transport to the most well-known landmarks. The Cliffs of Moher tour will give you some time to explore the windswept cliffs.

Giants Causeway is in Northern Ireland, and this volcanic rock formation is a once-in-a-lifetime sight.

If you're looking for family-friendly spots, St. Stephens Green has excellent footpaths, grassy areas, and a playground with swings, slides, and other fun play equipment.

Phoenix Park is an even larger urban park, which was once royal hunting grounds. If you keep an eye out, you'll probably see some deer!

We have more family-friendly activities and free things to do listed in other Dublin posts.


8) Visit the Trinity College Library and Dublin Castle

At Trinity University Libruary you will find the Book of Kells, an 800 AD illunimated manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament and one of Ireland's most famous treasures.

During the tour you willview the intricacy, detail, and magnificence of the book while a guide explains it's significance to medieval history in Ireland.

This tour also includes a walk past the exterior of Dublin Castle. Guides will explain to the history of the castle, and it's role as "court, fortess, treasury, and jail".

Find tickets and more information here


9) Take in a Traditional Irish Show

Music plays a big part in Irish culture. Their music tells the story of their land and people.

Irish dance has been influenced by various settlers of the past and some of the dances date back centuries.

If you would like to experience traditional Irish song and dance, and perhaps join in for a dance as well, this show is for you.

A 3-course meal is included as well.

Learn more here.


10) Take a Sightseeing Tour

One of the most popular tour options is the hop-on-hop-off buses that take you directly to the popular spots, with audio guides to narrate the route.

If you want to discover the best foodie spots, why not take the Dublin Secret Food Tour? This walk includes 6 stops and a variety of great dishes including Irish stew, whiskey, cheese, and ice cream.

Alternatively, pay-what-you-like walking tours are a budget-friendly way to enjoy a summery Dublin day. 


11) Trinity Summer Series

Each summer Trinity College in Dublin hosts an outdoor summer concert series in June and July. The headliners are a mix of big names in different genres. Vampire Weekend, Janelle Monae, and HAIM have all performed.

Currently Announced Headliners:

NOTE: Summer Series concerts are 18+ events. No backpacks or large handbags are allowed on the premises.


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
Updated: June 24th, 2022
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