October in Dublin – Events, Weather and Travel Tips

october-in-dublinA tour in the city of Dublin in autumn (October) will allow you to discover both the hip and the past; from churches and castles, to clubs and restaurants. If you are searching for the best pint while here, you don’t have try too hard as there are thousands of pubs that can accommodate you with such craving in addition to some of the city events of the month.

October Events in Dublin

Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival: This year, the festival will be celebrating its 52nd anniversary and guarantees to challenge, dazzle and exhilarate the entire planet. Founded in the year 1957, this event is considered the oldest committed theater festivity on the continent. The festival comprises 27 shows in 16 various productions and venues in 12 various countries like Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland and USA, a special celebration of theater designed for the city of Dublin. The festival will take place from September 24 to October 11, 2009.

Dublin City Marathon: Over 10,000 runners are expected to participate at this year’s Dublin City Marathon. The 42.2 kilometer race will begin at Baggot St. and will stop in Merrior Square West, both close to the business district. The course will pass through significant locations like the Trinity College, Georgian Sts., St. Stephens Green, phoenix Park and Herbert Park. Thousands of spectators line the course to witness the race and support the runners. A day before the event, an international breakfast event will be held to welcome international athletes. The event will take place on the 26th of October, 2009.

Samhain Halloween Parade : Thefestivity of Samhain, also called Halloween, signals the end of the harvest season and indicates the coming of winter and Celtic New Year. Together with St. Patrick’s, the Samhain is deemed as one of the not so many authentically Irish cultural mores, attracting travelers from all over the world to celebrate. The parade normally happens on October 31.

October Weather in Dublin

The weather in Dublin is unpredictable every single season, but it is quite humid during fall. So bringing an umbrella is a very good idea. And make sure to wear layers of clothing. Chances are it will be cold, rather than warm and it gets dark by 6 p.m.

Avg. high 55°F/12°C
Avg. low 44.6°F/7°C
Avg. precipitation 2.7 inches/7 cm

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Getting Here

Cheap flights to Dublin during this season are easy to find as there are quite a lot of deals available. If you plan to go to Dublin in October, book your flights in advance to take advantage of the various good deals.

Where to Stay

If you are searching for discount Dublin hotels in autumn, you really don’t need to look for too long. October if off-season and unless you happen to visit the city exactly during the festivals, it’s easy to find a place to stay.

Another good option is to book a bed in a hostel. Do book in advance particularly if you plan to visit during the festivals.