An exciting September has rolled by so quickly we hardly noticed that it took the summer with it. Now that October is on the Horizon, let’s have a look at the events and activities that will make the darker nights and cooler mornings come to life.
Positive Ageing Week
October kicks off with Positive Ageing week, a nationwide event celebrating everything silver & grey. Judging by last year’s line-up 2014 looks to be in good hands, with Tea & Technology events, Boots Health & Beauty Days, an over 50’s Event in Dublin Zoo, an Intergenerational Orchestral Performance in the National Concert Hall and more. Positive aging week is a great way for young & old to connect with the city and each other. So get out there and try to keep up! from the 1st -9th of October.
Open House Dublin
The Irish Architecture Foundation brings us Open house Dublin for one special weekend in October. This event sees the doors of some of Dublin’s best buildings opened to the public, by the people who are most intimately acquainted with them. The tours are free and on a first come first served basis. So check out the website, pick where you want to go and get there early. There are family activities, workshops and over 100 events over the weekend of the 17th-19th of October. Now there’s nothing stopping you from exploring a previously hidden side of the city.
The Bram Stoker Festival
The highlight of October is The Bram Stoker Festival. This celebration of one of Ireland’s best known authors is perfectly timed to coincide with Halloween and really adds a bit of fun to those creeping winter evenings. The Festival includes a movie screening in Christchurch Cathedral and red floodlighting… just for fun. Judging by last year’s line up a bucket load of fun & scary activities for all ages is in store, with a bit of street theatre, giant puppets and ghostly book readings. So have a great build up to fright night from the 24th-27th of October. And don’t forget to see the new ‘Dracula Untold’ movie by Irish director Gary Shore.
If all that doesn’t keep you going for the month, you can check out the Children’s Book Festival , the Otherworld Halloween Festival or just go run a marathon!