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What to Do in Dublin in March

Updated: July 28, 2023

This post contains our top 10 list of fun things to do this March in Dublin.

It includes free entertainment, after-dark activities, family-friendly things to do, concerts, festivals, and tours.




Below are our favorite 10 events and activities to do this March in Dublin.

For more ideas, take a look at our post about things to do in Dublin at any time of year!

For more tips and things to do in Dublin, take a look at our other popular posts: 

1) See a Concert

Dublin is a city that loves music. Great artists and bands are playing year-round, and March is no exception. Find all the March concerts in the city here.



Find more concerts in Dublin here.

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

2) See Some Live Stand Up with Big Name Comics

If you’re looking for a good laugh, there are several touring comedians performing stand up this March

Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming off of a successful Netflix special release.

Their show will be a mix of stand up, playful bantering, and musical numbers.

And most will recognize Trevor Noah of The Daily Show fame.



Steve Martin and Martin Short

Trevor Noah

Chris Kent

Find all comedy in Dublin here.

3) Find the St. Patrick's Day Festivities

This Irish festival is celebrated all over the world, so it is no wonder that Ireland's capital of Dublin attracts huge crowds of visitors over St. Patrick's Day weekend.



The festival usually takes place over 4 or 5 days. March 17th is always the date of the main parade that makes its way through the city centre.

For the rest of the days, various venues throughout the city will be hosting bands and other live entertainment.

Find more information on the website.

For more cheap and free things to do in Dublin, read our full post. 

4) Star Trek and a Conversation with William Shatner

Trekkies everywhere, rejoice! This is the perfect opportunity to chat about Trek with William Shatner himself.



There will be a screening of Star Trek II on a large cinema screen, followed by Captain Kirk himself talking about his experiences filming and taking questions from the audience.

5) Save Money With an Attraction Discount 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) Sporting Matches

Sporting events slow down a bit during the winter and early spring, but there is still a Six Nations rugby match.

Don’t miss out on any sporting events - find them here.




Croke Park

The Croke Park is one of the biggest stadiums in the city, and a tour is included with the Dublin Pass.

Find games in Dublin here. You can find more family-friendly activities in our full post.

7) Take a Sightseeing Tour

March is still a bit chilly, but you're beginning to see the first hints of spring a few days of the month. 

You can take advantage of hop-on-hop-off bus tours to take you directly to the popular spots, with commentary as you go.

If you have the whole family with you, this is a great opportunity to get a bit spooky with the Ghostbus tour.



If you want to get out on a nice day, you can find plenty of pay-what-you-like walking tours.

Or keep to your own schedule with a self-guided tour that can be completed at any time of day. 

These tours are all great for kids, as well! If you're looking for more family-friendly fun, check out our full post.

8) See Blade Runner Live

Ridley Scott's Academy Award-nominated film from 1982 has a cult following.

Now, fans can see it once again on the big screen while a 14-piece ensemble plays the score live.



9) Join the Guinness Storehouse's St. Patrick's Festival

One of the most iconic places to celebrate this Irish holiday is going to the annual festival at the Guinness Storehouse itself.

There will be plenty of live entertainment, including bands and bartenders to pass out pints of Guinness.

A ticket to the festival will give you access to the self-guided tour!


Whiskey enthusiasts can tour the popular Jameson Distillery and the newest-in-town Teeling Distillery.

If you’re a fan of Ireland’s most famous beer but aren't around during the festival, you can still take a self-guided tour to learn how the drink is made in their storehouse!

10) See a Holographic Whitney Houston in Concert

Fans of Whitney Houston can enjoy watching a holographic display of the late singer belt out her greatest hits for one night in early March.



The hologram will be backed by live musicians and backup dancers in the theatre, so there will be plenty happening on stage for the whole evening.



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,, and more.
Updated: July 28th, 2023
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