Wow, the days have gotten short all of a sudden. But there is still enough daylight to get out and explore our capital city. And of course there are plenty of nocturnal events happening to keep you busy. Here are 10 great things to do in Dublin this November. And best of all they are all free, so plenty left for the presents….

 

Lynda La Plante’s CSI Murder Room

Smock Alley

3rd and 4th November

 

CSI Murder Room

 

Part of Murder One, Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival, this interactive event is brought to you by international bestselling author Lynda La Plante and hosted by Think Forensic whose experts include CSI’s, forensic scientists, and senior investigating officers. Find out more here.

 

The Seal Of Approval With Seal Rescue Ireland

National Museum of Ireland – Natural History

2nd November

 

During this free family fun event meet the team from Seal Rescue Ireland and learn all about the important work they do to protect our native seals. Visit the touch table in the Discovery Zone to see real seal skulls, pelts and parasites. Find out more here

 

International Uilleann Piping Day

Chester Beatty Library and Collins Barracks

3rd November

 

Celebrate International Uilleann Piping Day with ‘The Sound of Ireland’. Alphie Ó Maolagáin will perform and demonstrate the instrument in the Chester Beatty Library. You can also get a chance to ‘Try the Pipes’ and get all your piping related questions answered!  For details see here. Or join Na Píobairí Uilleann at Collins Barracks in a special event to mark International Uilleann Piping day. Find out more here.

 

Kerr’s Kids – Irish Footballs Golden Generation – Premiere

Sugar Club

12th November

 

For the first time ever captured on screen the players from Irish footballs Golden Generation – who swept the boards at various youth levels through the summers of 1997 to 1999 – reflect on that golden period and also on the trajectory of their careers in the aftermath. Filmed over the course of the summer of 2018, there is no cover charge on the door for the premier, though voluntary contributions to Dublin’s Simon community will be taken on the night. To book, see here

 

Dublin Book Festival 2018

Various Venues

15-18 November

 

Things to do in Dublin
Dublin Book Festival

 

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals. There are lots of entertaining, accessible events, many of them free, taking place over the course of the weekend. Find out more here

 

A Slice Of Science

15 November

Teagasc Ashtown Research Centre

 

How do we use all our senses to relate to food? How clean are your hands? What makes a good steak? Meet some of the Teagasc researchers in food, horticulture and spatial science during Science Week and find out more about the science of food. Get the details here.

 

Caravaggio 25th Anniversary

15 November

National Gallery of Ireland

 

things to do in Dublin
Caravaggio 25th Anniversary

 

This very special talk celebrates the 25th anniversary of Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ being revealed to the public. Find out more here.

 

ChildVision Toy Fair 2018

22 November

ChildVision

 

The annual ChildVision Toy Fair showcases toys and games that have been selected based on their educational and therapeutic value for visually impaired and multi disabled children. Find out details here.

 

Furry Friends Tour

24 November

The Dead Zoo

 

things ot do in Dublin
National Museum of Ireland – Natural History

 

Why do all mammals have fur or hair, and what else do they share in common? Join the Furry Friends Tour to find out this and more at the Dead Zoo! Get the details here.

 

The Jonathan Swift Festival

29th November – 2nd December

Various Venues

 

Awaken Your Inner Giant at The Jonathan Swift Festival. Lots of free events and plenty of fun happening all over the city celebrating the life and legacy of one of Ireland’s greatest luminaries. Find out the details here.

 

Lots more Free Things to Do in Dublin and Around Ireland

But this is only a small selection of the fantastic events happening around Dublin and all over the country. To find out what’s on near you visit InspireMe.ie. And of course don’t forget to sign up to get reminders of these great events.

Finally all details were correct at time of publication. But please check with local organisers before you travel.