New Year’s Eve 2013 in Dublin

Dublin City is blazing into party overdrive for its New Year’s Eve Festival. The Countdown Concert is going to be one giant House of Fun!

Pure Madness! 

Lonely Planet knows a good festival when they see one. That’s why they selected Dublin City in their top five best destinations for New Year’s Eve (NYE). Couple that with the fact that Dublin City has been voted Europe’s friendliest city, not once, but twice (according to Tripadvisor)! 

There’s no two ways about it, Dublin is a rock ‘n’ roll city. The NYE 2014 Countdown Concert is set to shake, rattle and roll Dublin City into the New Year. This year’s going to be mad…literally. We’ve got the sultans of ska, the kings of swing: Madness headlining this epic gig. 

Joining Madness, we’ve got a musician who stormed onto the music scene in Ireland and internationally: Ryan Sheridan. Fresh from reaching number one in the German iTunes charts, Ryan’s hook-filled, guitar stompers are sure to get the crowds jumping. There’ll be plenty more big name artists announced in the run up and tickets are a mere €25, which has got to be the bargain of the year! What better way to see in the New Year than with rockin’ tunes and a feel-good party atmosphere all over Dublin’s Fair City! The countdown to The Countdown Concert is on! 

Get your tickets for the Countdown Concert

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. December 31st begins with a magical event...

People’s Procession of Light

Procession of Light in Dublin City

On December 31 a magical event will takes place through the streets of Dublin CityThe People’s Procession of Light. The city will twinkle and sparkle as hundreds of participants and performers illuminate Dublin with dazzling light displays, music and dance. This is a free family event and will be the perfect start to your NYE in Dublin. 

Kick off the New Year with The Big Brunch!

When the morning sun shines out over Dublin City on January 1st 2014, you might think the festivities have ended. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We have the perfect event to kick-start 2014: The Big Brunch

The Big Brunch has everything you need to revitalise after the night before. Temple Bar’s Meeting House Square will transform into a delicious food market with local entertainment to boot. 

Did you know that traditional Irish dancing is a known cure for late nights out? You didn’t!! See, that’s why we’ve organised the Giant Ceilí. Meeting House Square will morph into a dancehall complete with traditional Irish musicians. 

So join in the craic. Don’t know the steps? Who cares? It’s all about taking part. 

Here’s to you 2014

When the clock strikes 12 on December 31st, The Gathering will come to a close. What a year it’s been! From the Town of a Thousand beards, to the Riverdance world record success and all the other whacky Gatherings in between, The Gathering brought out the very best in Ireland.  

It’s going to be a real challenge to top the year of The Gathering 2013. But that’s exactly what we’re going to do. We’ve gotten a taste for being the festival centre of the world. So expect bigger and better things in Ireland for 2014. 

Now the only question left is: when are you visiting?