April’s finally here and we can’t quite believe it. It’s the perfect time to get outside into nature, as flowers bloom and the weather (hopefully) starts to warm. There are loads of fantastic things to do this April in Dublin, from parades to immersive art experiences and you won’t want to miss any of them.
1. Experience Van Gogh like never before
The opening dates for Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience have been extended and at €17.90 per person you can’t afford to miss it. This 3D experience brings to life the works of Van Gogh, with stunning visuals projected all over the walls, floor and ceiling.
You can literally step into works like ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Night’, complete with a rivetting VR experience. This exhibition has already sold so many tickets in Dublin, and in cities across the world with incredible feedback from visitors.
2. See the Easter Rising Parade
Every year, Irish troops commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising with a parade outside of the General Post Office. The parade pays tribute to those who were executed after fighting for freedom from British rule and inspired the Irish War of Independence, ultimately winning sovereignty for Ireland.
Troops arrive at the GPO at 11.30 am and civilians are encouraged to get to the viewing area by 11.15 am, but it’s always a good idea to get there early. There will be big screens showing the parade, which takes place on Easter Sunday and both the President and Taoiseach are expected to be in attendance.
3. Candlelight: A Tribute To The Beatles
Calling all Beatles fans! On April 14, St Andrew’s Parish Church will glow with the light of hundreds of tiny candles as a string quartet perform music from world-famous Liverpudlians, The Beatles.
You can expect to hear fantastic tracks like ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ in the most beautiful of atmospheres. It would make for the most romantic date night!
4. Take a 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
As an alternative or addition, to the parade, there’s a 1916 walking tour you can take year-round. It’s led by historian Lorcan Collins who is an expert on the Easter Rising and the events surrounding it.
You can expect him to fill your brain with information that even those with a keen interest in Irish history won’t know. It’s €15 per person and you can book your spot on the website.
5. Candlelight: A Tribute To Ludovico Einaudi
Another spellbinding Candlelight Concert will be taking place on April 28. This time, it’s at the gorgeous O’Reilly Theatre and you’ll hear Ludovico Einaudi’s compositions by candlelight.
As hundreds of candles flicker, they will illuminate a talented pianist, Lance Coburn as he plays. You can expect to hear tracks like ‘Due Tramonti’ and ‘Fairytale’ at this unmissable concert, which is fully wheelchair accessible.
6. Check out Dublin’s newest whiskey bar
Let’s face it, spring does not mean that the sun is shining. In Dublin, it means that rain could start pouring at any point during the day and it’s not exactly toasty weather either. So why not warm yourself up with a delicious whiskey cocktail?
The Devil’s Cut celebrate quality Irish whiskey and it’s new in town! There they have the classics, alongside new, inventive whiskey cocktails and plenty for none whiskey drinkers too!
7. Catch the cherry blossom
Embrace spring with a trip to one of Dublin’s cherry blossom-filled parks and gardens this April. As far as things to do this April goes, it’s something you need to tick off your list. You can expect it to stick around until mid-April but you might just see the stragglers if you go too late. So, go go go!
8. Marvel at Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
The O’Reilly Theatre is always gorgeous but on April 28, it’s set to look spectacular. Piano and violin duo, Lance Coburn and Elaine Clark will perform Fleetwood Mac’s most famous tracks, lit by the light of hundreds of candles.
These phenomenally talented musicians will bring to life tracks like ‘Dreams’ and ‘Go Your Own Way’ in a 60-minute, wheelchair-accessible concert. Fans of Fleetwood Mac really can’t afford to miss this breathtaking performance.
Make sure not to miss out on the best things to do this April in Dublin. It’s set to be a lively month, abounding with new bars, parades and spellbinding concerts. You certainly won’t be bored this April!