Book Ahead: 13 events to check out in Dublin in March 2024

March 7, 2024

The most Irish month in the calendar is approaching, so you best get prepared for it.

January dragged out like a pair of hair extensions long past their best-before date, hanging on until the bitter end, but February, on the other hand, has been flying despite being a leap year. Before we know it, March will be upon us. For the month that’s in it, there’s tons of Irish pride events happening to ring in March 17th, but across the whole 31 days, there’s plenty to be getting up to, some of which will require a little book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Be it clubbing, cooking, or culturing, these are our top picks for events to book ahead in Dublin for March 2024.

13. St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17th, from midday, kicking off at Parnell Square, more info here

We couldn’t not include the Paddy’s Day parade in a list of what to get up to in Dublin this March. The years we went without it during covid reminded us of how much this tradition means to us as a county, whether we’re watching from our tv screens, or braving the city centre and the cold to see it with our own eyes.

With half a million spectators expected to line this year’s route, the Parade will feature 18 pageants and performance showpieces, 14 marching bands from across Ireland, North America and France and over 4,000 participants in what is shaping up to be the largest ever National St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

12. Bring Your Own Art Art Show 

March 28th, Hen’s Teeth, more info here

If you’re a budding artist who has dreamt of having their work gazed upon and admired, then this BYOAAS at Hen’s Teeth is the opportunity for you. You can bring anything from prints, sculptures, paintings, words – if you can transport it, you can showcase it.

The profits of any pieces sold will be split 70/30, with 30% going towards Doctors Without Borders, Hen’s Teeth’s charity of choice this month, and 70% to the artist themselves.

All the deets for submission are on their website, and you have until March 22nd to register.

Find the rest here.