February might be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fill it with lots of fun events. And even if you are doing #frugalfebruary,  we have put together a list of 10 free things to do in Dublin this February. So having fun doesn’t have to cost a cent!


Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019

Various Venues

1 -17 February


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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019


Tuesday the 5th of February is Chinese New Year. Celebrate the Year of the Pig at one of the many brilliant free events that are part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Find out more here.


Power, Prayer And Patterns – Life In Medieval Ireland

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

2 February


To celebrate St. Brigid’s day, take a tour of the National Museum of Ireland’s Medieval Ireland exhibition, with a special emphasis on archaeological evidence from the lives of women. More details here.


Silk Road Film Festival

Various Venues

5 -9 February

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SilkRoad Film Festival


Discover new films and voices from around the world, as the Silk Road Film Festival celebrates world cinema. With free screenings of films and documentaries at various venues around Dublin, this is a must for cinephiles. Visit the website for more information : silkroadfilmfestival.com


Interactive Installation: The Curious Cello

The Ark, Temple Bar

8 & 9 February


Discover an unusual cello you can play without having taken any lessons! A fun new music installation by composer Jonathan Nangle. For ages 4+, find out more here.


Family Tour – An Introduction To Collins Barracks

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History

10 & 24 February


Join an introductory tour to learn about the history of Collins Barracks, from the 1700s to the present day and its transition from Barracks to Museum. Take in some of the highlights from the Museum’s military history or decorative arts exhibitions. More details here.


In Focus Tour: Love Stories For Valentine’s Day

Chester Beatty Library

14 February

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Love Stories For Valentine’s Day


Love is in the air. To celebrate St Valentine’s Day, Joan Barnewell’s lunchtime tour will look at love as seen through some exhibits from the Chester Beatty collection. Find out more here


Practice, Policy And Possibilities: A Symposium


19 February


This day-long event is a must for anyone with an interest in performing arts. The symposium will draw on two Draíocht Projects, Mulhuddart Satellite and Home Theatre (Ireland) as a springboard for discussion. For more details see here.


Thursday Lates

National Gallery Of Ireland

21 February


Definitely our favorite night at the museum… Enjoy live music, food and drink, and entertainment in the Gallery spaces.  This month, expect Venetian-themed music, food and activities as they celebrate Canaletto and the Art of Venice. Find out more here.


Pipeworks Organ Recital – David Leigh

National Concert Hall

22 February

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Pipeworks Organ Recital


An evening of beautiful music in the National Concert Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra at this free, but ticketed event. For booking see here.


Prehistory Mysteries! Humans And The Natural World

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

23 February


Get your hands on some replica artefacts and raw materials. Discover how humans cleverly used antler, wood, and clay in centuries past – long before there was plastic! A lovely free, drop in activity. Find out more 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.