What’s on: Top 10 live events in Ireland this January

With the New Year almost upon us, here are the top 10 unmissable events in Ireland this January.

What's on: Top 10 live events in Ireland this January

Now only a couple of months away, 2020 is fast approaching, and it is time to start preparing to make the most of what Ireland has to offer in the New Year.

As soon as the Christmas hangover wears off, keep the spirits high by attending one of the many events filled with comedy, musicals, sports, and concerts.

Here are the top 10 unmissable events in Ireland this January.

10. Colin Geddis (Belfast)

Colin Geddis is one of the top 10 live events in Ireland this January
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Due to popular demand, local comedian Colin Geddis has added an extra show to his live tour “Gedzilla.”

Geddis made his way from your screen on YouTube to Belfast’s finest arena, which is reason enough to invest in a laugh for the night.

When: Saturday 11 and Friday 24 January 2019

Address: SSE Arena, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ

How much: £25

Event link: HERE

9. Belfast Giants v Glasgow Clan (Belfast)

The Belfast Giants v Glasgow Clan game is one of the top 10 live events in Ireland this January

Two of the Elite Ice Hockey League’s best sides come face to face in Belfast’s SSE Arena as January comes to a close.

The modern arena provides for an electric atmosphere fit for the intensity of the game, filled with net-to-net action.

When: Saturday 25 January 2019

Address: SSE Arena, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ

How much: £9-20

Event link: HERE

8. Hermitage Green (Mayo)

Hermitage Green is one of the top 10 live events in Ireland this January
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The lads from Limerick come to the west of Ireland for their opening show of the year.

With new tunes “Heaven,” “All in All,” and their own rendition of the Cranberries classic “Dreams” added to the setlist, this night in Castlebar is not to be missed.

When: Saturday 11 January 2019

Address: The Royal Theatre and Event Centre, Old Westport Road, Garryduff, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

How much: €28

Event link: HERE

7. The Jonas Brothers (Dublin)

The Jonas Brothers concert in Dublin is one of the top 10 events in Ireland this January
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The Jonas Brothers recently announced their first European tour in almost ten years and have added Dublin to their list.

Fresh off the back of the band’s biggest ever tour across the Americas, the former Disney stars provide one of the most unmissable events this January.

When: Friday 31 January 2019

Address: 3 Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €59-226

Event link: HERE

6. The Fureys (Portlaoise)

The Fureys gig in Portlaoise is one of the top 10 events in Ireland this January
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Make the perfect start to the New Year with a trip to Portlaoise for the famous Irish folk band on the road from the 1970s.

Lose yourself in the night with their graceful performances of “When You Were Sweet Sixteen” and “Green Fields of France.”

When: Thursday 2 January 2019

Address: Midlands Park Hotel, Jessop St, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 KV20, Ireland

How much: €33.20

Event link: HERE

5. The Sound of Music (Dublin)

The Sound of Music is one of the top 10 events in Ireland this January
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One of the greatest musicals of all time returns for a marathon run throughout January, with thirteen unmissable shows.

The magnificent musical production reignites the famous 1949 novel and one of the world’s most famed singing families.

When: 10-11, 14-18, 21-22, 25 and 28-31 January 2019

Address: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin, Ireland

How much: €40-65

Event link: HERE

4. Christy Moore (Dublin)

Christy Moore is playing in Dublin in January 2020
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Legendary Irish folk singer Christy Moore takes centre stage in the capital this January.

Six shows in the intimate Vicar Street venue in Dublin provides the perfect setting for the “Ride On” and “Ordinary Man” classics.

When: 2-3, 7-8, 13-14 January 2019

Address: Vicar Street, 58-59 Thomas St, The Liberties, Dublin 8, Ireland

How much: €43-52

Event link: HERE

3. Leinster v Connacht (Dublin)

Leinster will play Connacht in Dublin in the New Year

Provincial rivalry is renewed as Leinster host Connacht in the Guinness Pro 14 League clash at the RDS Arena.

Two of the country’s top teams and the country’s best players will go head-to-head for bragging rights and a push for league success.

When: Saturday 4 January 2019

Address: RDS Arena, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

How much: €10-65

Event link: HERE

2. Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour (Dublin)

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour comes to Dublin in 2020

Strictly Come Dancing takes its live tour to the Irish capital for an unmissable night of breathtaking dance and glamour.

The BBC show’s 17th series is hosted by 2018 winner Stacey Dooley, who will be flanked by a number of celebrities and professional dancers for a dazzling evening of entertainment.

When: Tuesday 28 January 2019

Address: 3 Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €40-100

Event link: HERE

1. Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny (Derry)

Jimmy Carr comes to Northern Ireland in January 2020
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One of Britain’s top comedians, Jimmy Carr, takes his tour to Ireland in the New Year to entertain the Walled City.

The unmissable event of January, make sure to find a way to the Millennium to warm yourself on this cold night with an evening filled with drink and never-ending laughter.

When: Saturday 25 January 2019

Address: Millennium Forum, 3 Newmarket St, Derry BT48 6EB

How much: £31

Event link: HERE

Don’t let your New Year’s resolutions go to waste in 2020. Make sure you make your way to one of the many events in Ireland this January and start your year off in the best possible way.