A visit to Dublin’s Docklands is a must this June Bank Holiday weekend. Be part of the annual Docklands Maritime Festival running from 29th May to 1st June 2009. Further details on the Docklands Maritime Festival please read on….
Start your summer in style this year with a visit to Dublin’s Docklands Maritime Festival promising a great family day out in Dublin’s fair city. Dublin’s Docklands is a thriving area and is Dublin’s fastest developing area with much to see and do here. Come and soak up the wonderful atmosphere the Maritime Festival has to offer. Enjoy the maritime-related street entertainment, colourful stalls, music, song and dance and of course avail of the wonderful shopping district along the quays.
A visit to the main attraction of course must not go amiss! During the festival you can visit the historic and amazing tall ships that will moor along Dublin’s glistening docks. A selection of tall ships from various corners of the world including our very own Jeanie Johnston which is a replica of one of the most famous ships to sail the Atlantic during the Irish famine, will lower their drawbridge and welcome the public aboard. Climb aboard and explore the wonders and amazing craftsmanship of these beautiful vessels, learn of their journeys, passengers and much more of times past.
Treat yourself to some of the many products and produce on offer at Dublin’s largest outdoor market. Browse the many food stalls and treat those taste buds with the many tempting choices available. Choose from a huge selection of breads, pastries, cheeses, chocolates, crepes and much more from Ireland and beyond. From jewellery to pot plants you name it, the outdoor market has it all. With over 50 colourful stalls you are sure to find something to suit all tastes.
How to get there
Walking: Just a 10-minute walk from O’Connell Bridge in the heart of the city centre you will find the Dublin Docklands. Walk east along Eden Quay and the docklands on your right hand side.
By Rail: The DART commuter train services from Connolly Station, will take you to the Docklands area.
By Bus: the Central Bus Station (Busaras) is located close to the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and the Docklands Authority offices.
For further details on Dublin’s Dockland’s Festival please check out the official website Dublin Docklands.
Dublin is a wonderful European city and has much to offer, from its high-street shops to cosy restaurants and cafés, excellent selection of accommodation, abundance of see and do activities, tourist attractions only waiting to be discovered, festivals and shows, friendly people, traditional bars, vibrant nightlife and much more. Make Dublin your June Bank Holiday destination this year and visit the Dublin Dockland’s Festival.
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