What to do in Dublin this November

November in Ireland is the runway to Christmas; the month that you take to relax before you get yourself into the Christmas Spirit! So why not take a look at all these events and Festivals that Dublin has lined up for you and relax before the hustle of December really sets in!

From shows to festivals, there is something for everyone this month, we are sure you will find something in our list that will peak your interest.

Irelands Family Pet Expo

The National Show Centre

2nd - 3rd November 2019

A true pet lover’s paradise dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership. Ireland’s Family Pet Expo now in it’s 12th year and under new ownership is proud to deliver a first class, consumer pet show with lots of stands selling products & services, dog breed village, dog demonstrations, entertainment and much more. There is something for everyone: cats, dogs, small animals, birds, reptiles, fish, exotics & even pygmy goats!

At Ireland’s Family Pet Expo we emphasize the importance of responsible pet ownership of a wide variety of pets, teach the principles of proper pet selection and training, offer a vast array of fine pet products, promote pet adoptions, and help people to better understand and appreciate all the wonderful ways in which pets make our lives better.

Ireland’s Family Pet Expo is a fantastic day out for you and your family with hours of fun suitable for all ages.

For more information, click here.

Dublin Mind Body Experience

The Dublin Mind Body Experience Returns to the RDS This November

8th, 9th and 10th of November

With free admission, Four events in one venue, 190 exhibitors, 75 hours of Free talks & workshops and Free yoga & meditation classes, it is well worth pre registering for!

The Mind Body Soul Expo brings together 40 exhibitors, practitioners and speakers from the world of holistic health & wellbeing. The event hosts 50 hours of free talks and workshops and 40 holistic therapists offering mini treatments, advice and information. You will also find a fantastic array of exhibitors providing holistic health products & Information, specialist books, crystals, handcrafted jewellery, angelic gifts, natural skincare, herbal remedies, oils and essences and much more.

Veg Out Dublin celebrates a healthier and more conscious approach, with exhibitors from across Ireland, it is a great space to sample and explore some really interesting plant-based foods, products and ideas. 

After 10 years as standalone events, the Dublin and Tallaght Psychic & Holistic Fairs have joined the Dublin Mind Body Experience, its a must for all those interested in the world of Psychic Readings, Mediumship, Angel and Tarot cards, Palmistry and the Crystal ball.

As part of the Yoga & Meditation festival and the Mind Body Soul Expo “Live Well” is 50 hours of free talks & workshops that will inspire, educate and entertain. The talks & workshops will be as diverse as the presenters but with an underlying focus on inspiring a healthier and happier you.

For more information, click here.

Dublin Book Festival

14th - 17th November 2019

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors.

With a jam packed schedule, there's something for everyone at the Dublin Book Festival. 

The Dublin Book Festival 2019 will take place from 14 – 17 November, with Smock Alley Theatre as the festival hub.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin Book Festival 2019!

For general queries please email info@dublinbookfestival.com

For more information, click here.


26th November - 13th Janruary 2020

iSkate, Ireland’s coolest ‘outdoor’ ice skating venue is located at Ring 4 in The RDS . iSkate offers an unrivalled ice skating experience on an ice rink with over 1,000 square metres of real ice!
The main rink is 1000m2 and it also incorporates a junior ice rink for smaller children. They take great care of their visitors ensuring that your visit is enjoyable and safe.
It is recommended that you pre book your  Ice Skating session at iSkate  and arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
I-Skate welcomes people of all abilities

For more information, click here.

Aladdin at the Gaiety Theatre

24th November - 5th Janruary 2020

It wouldn't be Christmas in Dublin without a fabulous production from the Gaiety Theatre.

Join us as we take you on a magical carpet ride to this year’s Gaiety Pantomime, Aladdin.

An Arabian tale of true love, magic wishes and dastardly dealings, this year’s Panto will excite and delight all ages with the extra helping of song, dance, slapstick and laughter that you would come to expect from the Gaiety’s festive extravaganza.

With a stellar cast of old favourites including Joe Conlan as ‘Widow Twankey’ and Nicholas Grennell as ‘Abanazer’ we also introduce to you West End talent Julian Capolei as ‘Aladdin’ and the gorgeous ‘Suzie Seweify’ as ‘Princess Jasmine’.

This is no ordinary panto, it’s the Gaiety Panto!


For more information, or to buy your tickets click here.

Stay in the Perfect Location!

There are many more gruelling events and activities happening over the Halloween Bank Holiday weekend. 

We promise our hotel isn’t scary at all, you can come back and relax in your cosy room. Our fabulous rooms feature Smart TV’s, free Wi-Fi, mineral water and luxury toiletries.

Book direct and receive complimentary car parking.

 We are a 20 minute walk into the city centre and we are located across the road from the Grand Canal Dock Station making travelling around the city very easy. We are only a 3 minute Dart ride to the city centre. You can also take one of several buses available nearby. See bus timetables here. See DART timetables here

Plan your Spooky Break to Dublin now!