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12th Dec 2013

Five Things To Look Forward to in Dublin This New Year’s Eve

The Three NYE Countdown Concert is the place to be

It’s one of the biggest party nights of the year. We’re waving goodbye to the past twelve months, and looking forward to a new year with our nearest and dearest… but what have you got planned for New Year’s Eve?

As December 31st grows closer, we’re planning our party night and this year it looks as though the capital has a bucketload of fun to offer revelers with the Three NYE celebrations. With a wealth of amazing acts and lots of fun for the whole family, we’ve picked out top five reasons this festival will be the place to be this New Year’s Eve


See The Light

A free event that’s perfect for families with children, the People’s Procession of Light will be a celebration of art, music and dance, led by LUXe, Ireland’s leading specialists in creative, imaginative and illuminated processions and joined by the renowned Fidget Feet, Ireland’s foremost aerial dance theatre company. Expect stunning scenes as thousands of families and friends hold glowing lights and illuminate their way slowly through Dublin’s streets with fire breathers, dancers, stilt walkers and an array of music acts– culminating in spectacular style in St. Stephen’s Green.You can join the free lantern-making workshops, follow the easy online step-by-step home lantern making kit, or you can simply bring your own lantern creation or torch from home.

Absolute Madness

The act line-up is second to none for this gig. Homegrown hot talents The Strypes and Ryan Sherdian will be strumming for the masses. You’ll also get the chance to see the ‘original Sugababes’ back together under their new moniker MKS, and best of all, the legendary Madness will be headlining proceedings.

Making the Headlines

Last year, this festival was nominated as one of the top 5 New Year’s Eve attractions in the world by Lonely Planet. This year, you can expect bigger again, so join in with a crowd of thousands for a New Year’s celebration you’ll never forget.

Spectacular Skies

Is there anything more captivating than an incredible display of light and colour at midnight? Set your eyes skyward for a breathtaking showcase that will light up the skies above our capital, ushering in a new year in style.

Back for Brunch

The festivities don’t end when the sun comes up! Instead, partygoers will be welcomed back on the streets for The Big Brunch in Meeting House Square from 11am on New Year’s Day. Fun for the whole family, you can expect a mix of free events for adults and children alike – as well as delicious food!


Celebrate the last few hours of 2013 at the Three NYE Dublin Countdown Concert – the biggest street party of the year!

Featuring the legendary Madness, pop sensations MKS (Mutya/Keisha/Siobhan), and home grown talent Ryan Sheridan, The Strypes and Seo Linn, it’s the only place to ring in 2014. For more info and tickets visit

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