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Events and Tourism

Welcome to our Events and Tourism page – your comprehensive guide to what’s happening  and how to go about planning an event in the City! 

There are lots of exciting events happening in 2014 including the Brian Boru Millennium celebrations which will have the biggest re-enactment event ever staged in Ireland in April and the Giro D’Italia in May. This site will be updated with all the current information as it becomes available. Check the event calendar and the upcoming events section for details of events in the city.



 2014 is the Millennium of the Battle of Clontarf and the Death of Brian Boru. As part of a national programme of events to commemorate this millennium, Dublin City Council is delighted to bring you its FREE Battle of Clontarf Festival over the Easter Weekend, (Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April, 2014). 

Click here for more details


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Our Role

The Events and Tourism Promotion Unit is responsible for granting approval for events and/or activities taking place in the public realm.  We also facilitate and partner events, provide an advisory role and a liaison service for events and initiate events.

We deal with events that expect an audience of less than 5,000 people.  Contact us with details of your proposal  Tel: 01 222 2242 or email events@dublincity.ie.

If you are planning an event with over 5,000 people expected to attend, you need to contact the Planning Department for an Event Licence under Part XVI of the Planning and Development Act 2000. Tel: 01 222 2149 or email: planning@dublincity.ie

Our Objective

It is the objective of Dublin City Council, that the events:

  • Animate the city
  • Bring economic benefits to the city
  • Grow the tourist and local visitor numbers

Event Approval

Approval is required for all events, including

  • Filming
  • Product sampling/ Promotion
  • Charity collections
  • Store launches (which includes any other activity)
  • Cycling /Fun run/ Walking events
  • Strolling Characters

Key Personnel

Ursula Donnellan

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Administrative Officer


For more information

Dublin City Council
Events Section
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Tel.: (01) 222 2242
Fax:  (01) 222 2366
Email: events@dublincity.ie