It’s nearly spring, and as the weather hopefully begins to warm up there are tons of things to do this March in Dublin. Not only are there endless incredible events popping up all over the city but we will also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day! So, check out our list of unmissable events in the city this month.
1. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
The St. Patrick’s Day Festival will return between March 16-19 with a fantastic festival quarter at the National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks. You can expect plenty of hilarious comedy, incredible music, dance and delicious food at the three-day long event and, as always, it’s completely free!
The parade itself, which is set to be just as spectacular as ever, will take place on March 17 and there will be people marching from all over the world. Plus, plenty of fabulous St. Patrick’s Day fun to be had along the way.
2. Check out some live comedy
There are always tons of great comedy sets to catch in Dublin and we couldn’t possibly write about them all but there are a few standouts this month. Alongside the usual Craic Den Comedy nights and Friday Night Live, there’s also the Sam’s Collective Queer Open Mic Night on March 2-3 at Beckett Locke, which promises to be unmissable.
Additionally, on March 4 at Sin É Dublin, you can enjoy some international comedy at the Comedians Without Borders event. There’s also an Hysterical Women night on March 8 in honour of International Women’s Day so be sure to catch at least one of them!
3. Embrace cherry blossom season
This March, as always, the trees will bloom with beautiful cherry blossom and you simply can’t afford to miss the gorgeous display that nature puts on. Check out our list of the best places to see cherry blossom in Dublin for some inspiration and maybe even bring a picnic with you!
4. Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi
On March 24, the stunning St. Andrew’s Parish Church will glow with the light of hundreds of flickering candles as the talented Avoca String Quartet play some of composer Joe Hisaishi’s best-known tunes.
Expect to hear beautiful songs from films like Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke brought to life in a way you’ll have never experienced before. It’s truly unmissable – hands down one of the best things to do this March in Dublin.
5. Take an alternative walking tour
There’s always something new to discover about Dublin, whether you’ve lived in the city your whole life or just a few months, and there’s no better way to do it than on a walking tour. These tours are not the usual affair, where somebody points at the buildings everybody already knows about.
You can take a Romantic Dublin tour, or learn about the 1916 Rebellion. Some offer expert guides that walk alongside you and others are self-guided, so you can do them whenever you want to.
6. Join the International Women’s Day March
Every year, people come together to march in Dublin for International Women’s Day and this year will be no different. On March 8, you can join the march at 5.30 pm at The Spire at Dublin 1.
There are also other events taking place in the city to mark the occasion, including a clay and coffee afternoon at This Must Be The Place where you can craft your own boob pots. Tickets are €28.85 per person and 50% of the profits will be donated to Women’s Aid.
7. Chill out with a film at a stunning cinema
As we all know, spring is not a dry affair in Dublin. There will be days when you can take a picnic to the park but probably far more rainy days. Luckily, this city is equipped to deal with a downpour.
Check out our list of the best cinemas in Dublin for some rainy-day inspiration. A visit to one of Dublin’s luxury cinemas with luxury recliners and tasty cocktails makes for the perfect date night or mates date.
8. Take a hike close to Dublin
On days when the weather is dry and the sun is shining, seize the opportunity to explore just outside of the city. It’s a great way to boost your mental health and feel like that pint at the put afterwards is well deserved.
From gorgeous cliffside routes to seaside strolls, each of the places on our list of the best hikes close to Dublin offers breathtaking views. Plus, they’re all less than an hour from the city itself!