We've trawled the net, the papers, and kept our ears open so we could bring you our top 5 events happening around the country this month. They're all accessible by train and/or Luas, so remember to use parkbytext - the quick, easy and convenient way to park - when parking in these locations!
1. Dublin Fringe Festival
09 - 24/09 (free/vaying prices)
Celebrating 23 years as Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary arts festival, the 2017 Dublin Fringe Festival features the freshest new theatre, music, live art, comedy, dance and spectacle from Irish and international artists in multiple locations across the city.
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2. Foil, Arms and Hog - OinK
09 - 22/09 (varying prices)
Foil, Arms and Hog are Ireland’s most popular comedy troupe. Stand around the water cooler in any Irish office and everyone will be talking about their latest YouTube video. This showing is part of the Fringe Fest and is playing in the Abbey Theatre.
3. Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival
22-24/09 (free/vaying prices)
Held on the last weekend of September every year, the Galway (city) International Oyster and Seafood Festival is the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day and, established in 1954, is the world’s longest-running oyster festival.
4. Temple Bar Tradfest
24-28/09 (free/vaying prices)
The festival occurs at the beating heart of Dublin’s arts and culture district, Temple Bar. It’s a place where buskers traditionally test out their newest songs and galleries open late for exhibition openings.
5. Hard Working Class Hereos
28 - 30/09 (free/vaying prices)
Known for its ever-stellar lineup, the Hard Working Class Heroes festival is bursting at the seams with top quality young music acts. You're sure to find your new favourite artist or band when it takes over Dublin, in various locations from September 28th.
5.5 Culture Night 2017
Switch on Culture Night with venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland as they open their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Now in its thirteenth year, Culture Night returns in 2017 with its biggest programme to date.