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Discover the best options for New Year’s Eve in Ireland

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The end of the year is coming and everyone is already getting ready for New Year’s Eve. to help you know where to spend New Year’s Eve in Ireland, we’ve made a survey of the best options. Check out our suggestions.

Fireworks, party and lots of entertainment. The turn of the year brings together the elements that we all like. However, some people prefer a more festive environment, others want options for children and still others like to spend New Year’s Eve in a more relaxed way. Therefore, we have selected several options, so that you can choose which New Year’s Eve event best fits your personality.


The city of Cork is an option for those who want a quieter New Year’s Eve. Basically, the festivities boil down to the traditional fireworks display and bar options, each with its own schedule.

An event that might be a good option for you is the masquerade ball, at Kino, from 8pm. Entry costs just €9.39 and can be purchased here,. Here, you will have a more elegant atmosphere, with black tie and pleasant music. Therefore, if you want a more elegant New Year’s Eve, this is the best option in Cork.

Location: KINO 23A Washington Street , West Center kino – Cork


The city of Limerick also offers a very different option for Brazilians. At Limercisk’s House you can spend New Year’s Eve in a casino worthy of Las Vegas. Spend New Year’s Eve eating canapés, having a good drink and having fun with the house’s game options. Who knows, you already start the year with extra money?

Tickets cost €32.08 and can be purchased here,

Location: Limerick House Howley’s Quay – Limerick 


For anyone spending New Year’s Eve in Dublin, the options are certainly more varied. For those who want to have an experience closer to the Brazilian carnival, you can try New Year’s Eve on the Tramline, which starts at 10 pm. 

With lots of animation, the place offers a different experience for those who want to make New Year’s Eve a true carnival. Tickets cost €11.43 and can be purchased here.

Location: TRAMLINE 21 D’Olier Street D02 XY31, Dublin 2

Another popular place for the Irish is Pygmalion, which offers a true musical festival to its customers. Unique and delicious drinks, good quality food and a captive audience, the house is a reference in the city.

The bar is one of the most traditional in Dublin, so it’s best to book your entrance as soon as possible. Tickets, which cost €16.91, can be purchased here.

Location: Pygmalion 59 William Street South Dublin 

Dublin’s biggest event is the New Year Festival (NYF), which offers music festivals on December 31st and January 1st. The party starts on the 31st, with a matinee at 4 pm, at North Wall Quay. The event will feature Gavin James, Lyra and Brad Heidi.

The matinee is the ideal party for those with children and serves as a preparation for the countdown later. The Blizzards, Tolü Makay, Bradley Marshall, Dara Quilty’s Bangers, Emma Power from 2FM, Katie Phelan, Kingfishr and Rachel Mae Hannon also perform at the same time. These musicians will perform again at 7 pm, in the main event Westlife, on several stages set up for the festival.

Family matinee tickets start at €7.90 with a family ticket priced at €18.90 – all ticket prices include booking fee. Purchases can be made here.

After New Year’s Eve, the shows take place again at the Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, from 1am on January 1st. The programming of this event is free and does not need reservations. 

The show includes performances by Hothouse Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlaí, award-winning concertina player Cormac Begley, violinist and singer Clare Sands and folk singer Lorraine Nash. 

All NYF information is available on the event’s website.

Plan ahead

These are the best options for you to spend an unforgettable New Year in Ireland. Now all you have to do is choose your option and start 2023 celebrating the beginning of another year, with lots of joy and hope.

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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