By the time that October rolls around, it is safe to say that we are truly in Autumn. The leaves have turned golden, and Ireland takes on a whole new light.
Autumn in Ireland may be as beautiful as you can imagine, but it is also a fantastic month for events. Indeed the balmy warmth of Summer is behind us, and Winter creeps on our doorstep, but the social calendar is just heating up.
For those of you wondering how best to spend the month, here are the ten unmissable events on in Ireland this October.
10. Hootie and the Blowfish
This American rock band formed in South Carolina in 1986. The much-loved band was on hiatus since 2008, but the 2019 reunion tour is finally upon us, and fans are rejoicing!
Top hits include “Let Her Cry” and “Only Want To Be With You”, and we have no doubt this gig will be one to remember.
When: Fri 4 Oct 2019 @ 6:30 pm Where: Address: 3 Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland How Much: €48 – €179 Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/hootie-and-the-blowfish-dublin-04-10-2019/event/1800569DBDF88D53
9. Impractical Jokers
This merry bunch of old school friends now go by the name of Impractical Jokers. Having found a funny alliance during their school days, the foursome now shares a slot on a smash-hit US TV show.
Fans will be delighted to learn that the team are playing a series of shows in Ireland this October. Act fact – tickets will sell out quick on this one!
When: various dates and times Where: Dublin & Belfast How Much: various prices Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/impractical-jokers-tickets/artist/1754209
8. Hot Chip
This English synth-pop band have been on the scene since the turn of the Millenium. Top dance floor classics like “Over and Over” under its belt remain everlasting. And, this is set to be one of the top unmissable events on in Ireland this October.
The fivesome is set to play two gigs: one in Dublin, another in Belfast. We reckon these will sell out soon, so all we can say is get on it!
When: various dates and times Where: Dublin & Belfast How Much: various prices Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/hot-chip-tickets/artist/1009619
7. Tommy Tiernan
This Irish funnyman is a local legend by now. Hailing from Donegal, Tommy Tiernan is now known worldwide and excels in the forms of acting, writing and presenting, as well as comedy stand-up.
Although he is playing a series of shows, most are flagging “low availability” already. If you’re planning on being there, jump on board now.
When: various dates and times Where: Limerick & Dublin How Much: €31.24 – €36.50 Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/tommy-tiernan-tickets/artist/973899
6. Two Door Cinema Club
This Northern Irish rock band are set to play three dates in October and needless to say, these will be some of the most unmissable events on in Ireland this October.
Two Door Cinema Club’s top tracks include “Undercover Martyn” and “What You Know”. Put those dancing shoes on!
When: various dates and times Where: Belfast & Dublin How Much: various prices Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/two-door-cinema-club-tickets/artist/1407642
5. Asking For It
Asking For It was first written as a book by budding Irish author, Louise O’Neill. Having made waves in the literary scene, it is now an accomplished play.
Exploring the topics sexism, mental health and social media abuse, this is a play for the ages.
When: various dates and times Where: Belfast & Dublin How Much: €14 – €419 Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/asking-for-it-tickets/artist/5298915
4. Savour Kilkenny
Savour Kilkenny has become one of the biggest events in Ireland’s food calendar. All we can say is that if you’re a bona fide foodie, this is one of the most unmissable events on in Ireland this October.
When: 24th – 28th October 2019 Where: Address: Burrell Hall, St. Kieran’s College Kilkenny, College Rd, Kilkenny, Ireland How Much: Most events are free
3. Dublin Theatre Festival
The Dublin Theatre Festival runs for 18 dynamic days from September into October. Showcasing some of the most epic performances across the Emerald Isle, this is certainly not worth missing.
There is an electric calendar of events to mark the occasion, so check on its website to see what tickles your cultural fancy!
When: 26th September – 13th October 2019 Where: various locations How Much: various prices Tickets: https://dublintheatrefestival.ie/
2. John Mayer
American singer-songwriter John Mayer has been charming us since the late 90s, and there is clearly no stopping him.
With classics such as “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland” up his sleeve, we have no doubt this will be a sell-out.
When: Wed 16 Oct 2019 @ 6:30 pm Where: Address: 3 Arena,N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland How Much: €73 – €249 Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/john-mayer-tickets/artist/807327
1. Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
This epic music festival is for those of you looking for a unique international experience in a local setting. The jazz on showcase is second to none, and we promise the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival will not soon be forgotten.
When: 24th – 28th October 2019 Where: Location: Cork, Ireland How Much: various prices Tickets: https://www.guinnessjazzfestival.com/en-row/headliners/