The 10 Best Activities to do in Dublin this November

By Megan Millisky

Dublin is a warm and welcoming city full of history. There’s so much to do! Start your vacation by trying different types of Irish beers or whiskeys. For travelers looking for souvenirs, there are craft festivals and book fairs. Dublin has a wealth of churches and historical buildings which provide events that are family-friendly. Take advantage of all Dublin has to offer this November!

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1. Taste of Dublin

This exciting food festival takes place from November 28-December 1. Foodies can meet with Ireland’s top culinary experts. You can even take a masterclass about cocktail making or tablescaping.

Address: 4 Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 NX33, Ireland

2. Craft Festival

Find unique or personalized souvenirs for everyone on your list! This craft festival is a popular event before the holidays. Shoppers can purchase cards, woodworking, toys, jewelry, and much more. The fun begins on November 3.

Address: Marine Rd, DĂşn Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland

3. Ireland's Family Pet Expo

Did you know there are more sheep in Ireland than people? Come to meet some of Ireland’s other animals from November 2-3. Cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, fish, and even exotic animals will all be in one location. There’s even a petting zoo for children!

Address: Stockhole Lane, Cloghran, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland

4. Dublin Book Festival

November 14-17, discover Irish authors and the best new books! Children’s programming, art, and many genres of books will available to peruse.

Address: 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 PX27, Ireland

5. Whiskey Live

The Irish love of whiskey dates back centuries. Don’t miss this year’s festival, occurring November 22-23. Tickets are inexpensive, meaning you can attend masterclasses or food pairings without blowing your budget.

Address: Dame St, Dublin 2, Ireland

6. Thanksgiving Dinner at the Gallery Restaurant at the Church

If you’re in Ireland on Thanksgiving, don’t miss out on this mouth-watering meal! November 28, contemporary Irish food will be served. The 300-year-old building features the restored Renatus Harris organ as its centerpiece!

Address: 350 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

7. Antique and Vintage Fair

Discover Irish history from not so long ago with this vintage fair. On November 10, shop through a variety of Irish antiques. The fair is held at the beautiful Clontarf Castle Hotel.

**Address: Castle Ave, Clontarf East, Dublin 3, D03 W5NO, Ireland

8. CHQ Food & Drink Experience

Try canapes and beer at this awesome pub event. Celebrate this popular night by trying unique craft beers paired with finger foods. There will be enlightening talks on the longstanding traditions of Irish beer brewing.

Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin City

9. Christ Church Dublin Craft Workshop

This event is perfect for families! Marvel at Christ Church: established in 1028, it’s one of the most historic churches in Dublin. Make a felt sheep or a mini-Advent wreath craft as a souvenir. This free event is on November 30.

Address: Christchurch Pl, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland

10. Handel’s Messiah at St. Peter’s, Philbsorough

This powerful musical group will be performing on November 24. Visit the iconic St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church and enjoy the sweet sounds of a chorus, soloists, and or an orchestra.

Address: Saint Peter's Church, Cabra Rd, Dublin, D07 N152, Ireland

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