Whatever takes your fancy this September you can be assured Dublin has it all. From concerts to sporting events, festivals to shows, you name it, Dublin is sure to entertain you this September with a packed feast of entertainment that will satisfy all tastes. The following article takes a look at just a selection of some major events taking place this September in Dublin’s fair city…
Electric Picnic 2009 – 4th to 6th September 2009.
Electric Picnic is a very exclusive outdoor Irish music festival that has over the years proved to be a huge success, and continues to grow even more each year. Although the Electric Picnic takes place in Stradbally Hall in County Laois, this super venue is just a mere 50-minute journey from Dublin City Centre and well worth going the distance. This is a spectacular setting in a 600-acre estate and promises a massive line up showcasing the very best in music that include big names and many successful up and coming bands.
Leopardstown Irish Champion Stakes – 5th September 2009.
Fancy a flutter at the races? The Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes promises to be the highlight of the racing calendar this year at Leopardstown. This is a meeting not to miss and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping with the thrill of the racing, excitement of the crowd, and all the glitz and glamour that comes with it. This year we will witness the highly anticipated rematch of the Irish Derby winner: Fame and Glory and John Oxx’s super Sea the Star – go on, place your bets! This year’s top prize is a massive €1 million, so come along and witness top jockeys and fillies battle it out for this year’s title.
The Dublin Fringe Festival – 5th to 20th September 2009.
Now in its 14th year, The Dublin Fringe Festival continues to entertain and excite. Promising an even bigger and better line up this year that will include the amazing and award winning: La Clique’s – circus sideshow with a giant man-filled test tube, acrobats, Opera-singing diva’s, high speed skaters and much more. This is a festival with a twist that promises, new, funny, dangerous and mind-blowing acts.
Bulmer’s International Comedy Festival – 6th to 27th September 2009.
Get ready to laugh your socks off at this years Bulmer’s International Comedy Festival. Now in it’s 6th year, The Bulmer’s International Comedy Festival has become one of the top comedy festivals in the world, showcasing the very best in national and international comedy talent. This years line up will certainly have you in stitches.
GAA All Ireland Hurling Final – 6th September 2009.
Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium plays centre stage each September to both the Hurling and Football All Ireland Finals. Each September Dublin becomes awash with colour from the thousands of fans who descend on its city streets. Tickets are like gold dust, and if you manage to get a ticket to this years All Ireland Hurling Final then you are one of the lucky ones. The Hurling All Ireland referred to as ‘The Clash of the Ash’ takes place this year on: Sunday 6th September 2009.
GAA All Ireland Football Final – 20th September 2009.
The All Ireland Football Final is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. This is certainly the climax of one of Ireland’s most popular sporting events and again attracts massive crowds to the spectacular Croke Park Stadium. With crowds of 82,300 people, the atmosphere is electric and the game spectacular. This years All Ireland Football Final takes place on: Sunday 20th September 2009.
So there you have it, just a selection of some exciting events taking place this September in Dublin.
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