Dublin rings in 2011 with three-day festival

Tuesday, 21 December 2010 5:51 PM

The Irish capital is celebrating the start of 2011 in style with a brand new festival of music, food, drink and entertainment across the city from December 30 to January 1 to rival Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festivities.

For a traditional seasonal feeling, the Dublin Gospel Choir will perform a choral recital at Christ Church Cathedral which will be followed by the sounds of the Christ Church Bells. Elsewhere in the city, families can enjoy street performances, fun fairs and circus workshops.

New Year Live at the award winning Guinness Storehouse is expected to be the hottest ticket in town with four floors of eclectic entertainment, food, drink and plenty of famous Irish hospitality on offer. 

Popular Irish group the Republic of Loose will provide the entertainment along with tribute bands the Knights of Leon and The Joshua Tree as well as guest DJs.

There is also great value on offer for visitors to Dublin, as a recent survey by hotels.com found that Dublin is the most affordable destination in Western Europe.

For more Dublin New Year Festival information and tickets, visit: www.visitdublin.com/dublinnewyearfestival

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