If you spend a weekend in Dublin in early June, do not miss the Maritime Festival, organized by the Dublin Docklands Authority. In a lively area where new attractions keep appearing, this festival celebrates everything that is maritime! You can ask at your youth hostel which days the festival will be taking place.
Most activities take place on the docks of the northern and southern banks of the Liffey: street theater, music, and a great outdoor craft market where you can taste the cheeses and other specialties of Dublin.
You can also visit the three-mast vessel Jeanie Johnston, a replica of a ship built in Quebec in 1847, and a enjoy mini-cruise on the Liffey River.
The Docklands quarter is only minutes from downtown and several youth hostels. You can get there by different ways: walking, cycling or using public transport. The extension of the red line (C1) streetcar, Luas, which opened last December, serves this quarter very well.
This same festival received 150,000 visitors last year, so remember to book your accommodation! Use our secure reservation system and go in peace to discover the treasures of Dublin. We offer a large selection of youth hostels and hotels at affordable prices.