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Christmas in Dublin

There is so much to do and see this Christmas in Dublin City, with special events including the a variety of Christmas markets with seasonal food, drink and gifts including the 12 Days of Christmas at George’s Dock, the Christmas Cracker Flea Market (14th -16th Dec) in Smithfield and only a short walk from the Central Hotel, there is the Dame District Christmas Market and the Christ Church Cathedral Christmas Market – held in the 12th century historic Crypt. Also on offer at these events are music and festive acts – all you need for a touch of festive cheer! 

Of for the younger visitors to Dublin, why not pay a visit to the Phoenix Park where you can get the chance to meet some of the young deer born every year in the Park. Or if you prefer to get into the Christmas spirit with a spot of shopping, well the streets that run by the Central Hotel are filled with shopping opportunities all lit up with the Christmas Lights. George’s Arcade is a atmospheric Victorian red brick market full of quirky shops and across the way is the impressive Powerscourt Townhouse Centre – with a selection of shops and eateries, housed in Georgian splendour.

The atmosphere around Dublin City at this time of year is magical and whether you are in the shops, pubs or restaurants there is a special buzz around the place. The Central Hotel, with our award winning Library Bar, is the ideal spot to relax after a busy day in the city.




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Dublin Book Festival 2012

The Dublin Book Festival takes place in a number of venues around Dublin, including Smock Alley Theatre in the Temple Bar district of Dublin City from the 14th to the 18th of November. The Festival includes readings, workshops, guest appearances and children’s events.

Dublin Book Festival 2012The venues include Smock Alley Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in Dublin, also The Gutter Bookshop on Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar, The National Library of Ireland on Kildare Street and Pearse Street Library.All of these venues are only a ten minute walk from the front door of the Central Hotel and where better place to unwind after attending some of the events than in the award winning Library Bar in the hotel.

Throughout the Festival there are talks taking place on just about every aspect of writing and publishing in Ireland, including those aimed at young writers and children.

For more information on the festival download the Dublin Book Festival PDF.