Your Guide To The Dublin Irish Festival 2019

Céad míle fáilte! A hundred thousand welcomes to you! The Dublin Irish Festival is back, celebrating decades of good, old fashioned Celtic fun.

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The Dublin Irish Festival is back for another year. The largest three-day Irish Festival on the planet, and until a group of scientists tells me otherwise, the Universe, will be held August 2-4 at Coffman Park in Dublin.

Every year, over 100,000 guests gather to attend the festival, enjoy the music, have a beer, and enjoy life. General admission to get into the Dublin Irish Festival is $15.

Weather

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Friday

Sunny, with a high near 84.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 85.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 86.

Parking

There are seven different lots designated as public parking during the festival, and they’re all within a mile of Coffman Park, so don’t worry about making a long trek.

  • Dublin Schools Administration Building (1/2 mile away) – 7030 Coffman Road
  • Dublin Coffman High School (1/4 mile away) – 6780 Coffman Road
  • Emerald Campus (1/4 mile away) – 5175 Emerald Parkway
  • XPO Logistics (1/3 mile away) – 5165 Emerald Parkway
  • Coffman Grass Lot (1/4 mile away) – Across from 5165 Emerald Parkway
  • Cardinal Health (3/4 mile away) – 7000 Cardinal Place
  • OCLC (3/4 mile away) – 6565 Kilgour Place
  • Bike parking is offered at the southwest entrance of Dublin Methodist Hospital at the corner of Coffman Road and Emerald Parkway. You can take the COTA bus to the Dublin to Metro Center, Metro Place North and South. There will be a complimentary shuttle service going to-and-from Metro Center throughout the duration of the festival. Tell your Uber and Lyft drivers to drop you off and pick you up at 5175 Emerald Parkway. You can also enter the code DUBIRISH2019 to receive $10 off your ride with Lyft.

    For more info on parking, shuttles, and taxi locations check out the interactive map below.

    The Festival

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    There are hundreds of things to see, eat, and do at the Dublin Irish Festival.

    The Greenfields Sports area is the place to visit if you want to watch some highlands games, boxing, and sheep herding. For all you dog lovers out there, the Celtic Canines area is a section of the festival dedicated to Irish pooches. From the giant, but gentle, Irish Wolf Hound to the Glen of Imaal Terrier, these pups are precious, and honestly, it’s my favorite part of the whole weekend.

    If you want to learn more about your Irish roots, the Geneology Tent can help you find out more about your ancestry. Marketplace & Emerald Isle have dozens of vendors selling a huge assortment of stuff. Stock up on your Celtic jewelry, shirts, and other garb, like that kilt you’ve always wanted.

    The festival even offers a variety of Sunday services for its guests. You can join in on a Traditional Mass, Interdenominational Mass, Druid Mass, and Eucharistic Mass.

    The Dublin Irish Festival hours are:

  • Friday, August 2: 4:00 p.m. – midnight
  • Saturday, August 3: 11:00 a.m. – midnight
  • Sunday, August 4: 11:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Entertainment

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    The entertainment alone is reason enough to make it out to the Dublin Irish Fest. Dancers, bagpipes, fiddles, and kids shows will have hundreds gathered around each of the stages. Looking forward to seeing a band in particular? Better take a look at the lineup below so you know where and when you’ve got to be at one of the stages.

    Festival headliners include Gaelic Storm, Altan, We Banjo 3, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Scythian, Slide, and more. To view the full festival schedule, and to make note of your favorite bands, please click here.

    Food

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    The Irish Fest is a day to eat, drink, and be merry. Once you’ve had your fair share of Guinness and Irish whiskey, fill your tummy with amazing foods. Some festival all-stars include scones from the Irish Baker, Irish stew (choose the lamb) from Whole World, potato pancakes from Hey Hey, and, of course, fish and chips from Old Bag of Nails. There are a total of six different food courts. If you’re looking for a particular vendor, should give you an idea of where to find them.

    Family Activities

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    The Wendy’s Wee Folk and the Pot O’ Gold Playland are where the action’s at for families. The Wee Folk Area and Playland are teeming with all sorts of things for your kiddos to do. You’ll want the $10 wristband for the Pot O’ Gold Playland, so the little ones can run around on the inflatables all day. The playland is for ages 2–12.

    The Wee Folk Stage Stage will be providing all sorts of child-center entertainment over the course of the weekend. And the kids will love visiting with the dogs in the Celtic Canines area, too!

    Have fun at the Dublin Irish Festival, Columbus, and leave the dancing to the professionals. Sláinte! 🍻

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