19 September: Culture Night

Enjoy a late FREE night of culture for everybody, adults and child! For the Culture Night only the Dublin’s galleries, museums, historic houses, churches, artists studios, cultural centers and more, will open their doors late for a free night of discovery, entertainment and adventure. The Culture Nights offers hundreds of talks, tours, performances and events […]

18 september – 5 october 2014: Oktoberfest

The original Oktoberfest is coming from Germany to Dublin, giving Irish people the opportunity to experience the authentic Oktoberfest festival. A marquee – representative of that in the Oktoberfest in Munich – and German markets, as well as 24 authentic Oktoberfest bartenders will descend on Georges Dock for some German fun, food and entertainment and […]

23 September: James Taylor

Over the course of his song-writing and performing career, James Taylor has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and has been inserted into both the Rock and Roll and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and unique style of guitar-playing for […]

What’s on in Dublin in June

Dublin Pride Festival near Isaacs Hostel

June in Dublin – The Leaving Cert Summer Here are my highlights of What’s on in Dublin this June, There is myriad of Choice but first a note about the expected weather in June or the “Leaving Cert Summer”. I hope that someday the RTE TV weather forecast begins and the poor sap that is […]

Quirky markets in Dublin

dublin markets

Interesting and Quirky Markets in Dublin Dublin has a mountain of weird and wacky markets, ranging from the indoor to outdoor, with either a selection of world cuisines, fine art and jewellery, to someone’s old junk that turn into treasures for other people to enjoy. Firstly my favourite market in Dublin is Dublin’s Flea market […]


Isaacs Hostel – Dublin

Boo Hoo …Elaine O’ Connor ( Isaacs Hostel and Jacobs Inn staff) is sadly leaving us to head to the Big Apple or a year ..We will miss you Elaine and your blagging …Here are her final musings …. TOP 3 THINGS I’LL MISS ABOUT DUBLIN. Like many an immigrant before me, I’ve got my […]

What to do on a Rainy Day in Dublin

Things to do on a rainy day

Dublin is no stranger to bad weather so (as a home-grown Dubliner) knowing the best places to avoid those pesky wet days is key to living in this city. I’ll let you in on the best ones if you’re nice.

What to do in Dublin in April

Dublin Bay Prawn festival

Mad March is full of crazy Paddy’s Day parties around Dublin and Ireland . April is a more relaxed month in the City with time to chill out and prepare for Easter . Here are a few of my ideas as what to do in Dublin in April which take you slightly off the beaten […]

Wild Ireland Holiday Competition

Isaacs Hostel Holiday

to mark the launch of the Wild Ireland Tour on the 24th of March, we’ve teamed up with the guys at TurfnSurf Tours to give one lucky winner the ultimate Irish experience. You and a friend will travel around Ireland’s top tourist highlights and those beautiful secret spots. The package (valued at‚1000!) is put together […]

Urban Surfers at WakeDock

WakeDock wakeboarding Dublin

Dublin is full of activities. It is a giant playground to the intrepid traveller. Pretty much anything you can think of is going on somewhere in the city. That’s why when we heard you could go wakeboarding in the canal, we weren’t even surprised. We went off down to WakeDock in the Grand Canal Dock to try it out for ourselves.