Dublin City FM

Current track


What’s on October 2020

Written by on 01/10/2020

National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland have loads of online exhibitions and workshops. They also have ideas for arts and crafts that you can make at home!


October Family-Friendly Tours

Discover the most rare, iconic, helpful, and quirky plants of the collections. On this tour, you will gain access to some behind-the-scenes areas which are closed to the general public at this time. Experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history of the National Botanic Gardens. Highlights in October include autumn colour and the harvest. Please note that for now the glasshouses remain closed to the public, so our tours will take place outdoors. Tours will take place with a minimum of 2 people.

3rd & 31st October
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasniven, Dublin 9
Tickets From € 5.00

Busker Fleadh Online

A variety of busking acts from Dublin will perform online on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October as part of the Busker Fleadh! This free family event will showcase the best of independent music and performance. The diverse line up of performers will cover a range of genres, ages and cultural backgrounds, allowing audiences to experience the diverse music offered in Ireland. The Busker Fleadh is brought to you by Dublin City Council to celebrate Dublin street performers and the best live music in town.

3rd & 4th October

Culture Club

Culture Club is a series of hosted talks and tours that introduce and encourage people to connect with the cultural spaces of the city. They invite people to see, experience and learn about Dublin’s cultural places.

2nd – 30th October
Ticket Varies

Ireland Music Week

IMW is delighted to announce that it will be going ahead with the international facing showcase and conference for 2020. The showcase and conference will take place online across four days in October, with the music showcases taking place over three nights – Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th. As with so many other events, in these COVID-19 times, IMW has adapted the event to suit current restrictions. In order to give 2020 applicants and showcasing artists the best possible opportunity to reach international music industry professionals, they’re taking the festival, including the showcases, online.

6th-9th October
Tickets Varies

Online Talk: Siam Maritime Trade in ‘The Golden Age’

Siam Maritime Trade in ‘The Golden Age’ 1350 to 1767
The Scottish photographer John Thomson first travelled to Asia in 1862 and reached Siam, present day Thailand, in 1865. This was only some 100 years after the fall of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya in Siam, which rose to power in 1350 bringing with it ‘the age of commerce’, otherwise known as ‘The Golden Age’.

8th October

Themed Tour: The Edible Garden - from the Common to the Curious

Discover a world of gourmet gardening delights, from foraging hedgerow berries to growing superfoods such as yacón and quinoa. You might just be surprised at what epicurean delicacy may be growing in your own garden!

7th-28th October
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Tickets From € 5.00

National Library of Ireland

Don’t worry about missing out on the National Library’s Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition! There are online talks and workshops available so that people of all ages can enjoy the work of this wonderful poet. Check out their website to see the full range of events.

8th-30th October

Open House Dublin

This extraordinary year, Open House Dublin will celebrate the resilience, exceptional potential and talent in architecture and urban design within our city and nation. Inevitably, this year’s festival will look quite different compared to previous years: the safety and wellbeing of visitors comes first. While they hope to include some on site tours they will embrace the opportunity to reach new audiences nationally and internationally, to innovate and explore new ways of connecting and collaborating and to occupy new spaces and platforms.

11th October

The Crossroads

Hugh Hick’s new play, ‘The Crossroads’ will be presented as a rehearsed reading next Monday October 12th at 8pm by the Corps Ensemble in association with Axis Ballymun. It’s a claustrophobic play about the people we need, the people we wish we didn’t, and the people we want to destroy. Due to continuing Level 3 restrictions, the play will be streamed online only. Streaming tickets are available for €5 on the Axis Website.

12th October
€ 5

Red Line Book Festival

Held in October each year, the Red Line Book Festival celebrates the very best in local, national and international writing. The festival takes place in various venues across South Dublin County and is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts.
This year’s festival returns with a blended programme of online and offline events.

12th October

Dublin Tech Summit

Dublin Tech Summit Virtual will draw the most influential tech and business leaders from across the world. For one day, experts from over 70 countries will come together to share knowledge, debate the latest trends, and network, all from their live virtual event space. Are you interested in scaling your start-up? Do you want to future-proof your business? Learn more about diversity in tech? Make global change? Join the community of leaders at DTS20, the chosen platform to help accelerate growth across the globe.

14th October 
Tickets From € 49.00

Worlds Without End Exhibition: Homework - borders within and without

Join Hugh Campbell, Dean of Architecture, UCD and contributor to the Worlds Without End exhibition catalogue, who will be looking at Architecture in the context of boundaries both within and without.
The talk will be presented through the Zoom online platform. Advanced booking required.

15th October 

The Virtual Great Pink Run

Due to Covid-19, the Great Pink Run is now a virtual event.
They are asking you to help them run the circumference of the globe for Breast Cancer this October. Run, jog, walk or wheel, the more km you log, the quicker they can reach our goal of turning the world pink for Breast Cancer.

17th & 18th October 
Tickets From € 10.00 – € 15.00

Responsible Innovation Summit

Make waves in 2020. Connect, learn and cross-pollinate ideas to generate value-driven change through innovation! Professionals from different sectors will come together to accelerate positive change!

20th & 21st October 
Tickets Varies

The KBC Virtual Dublin Marathon

Despite the cancellation of this year’s marathon, the virtual race will ensure runners still have a goal to target. There are also options to sign up the KBC Virtual Race Series distances; 4 Mile, 10km and Half Marathon. Runners, participating with their smartphone, can complete the distances safely in their local area and will be supported by the Dublin Marathon app, which will record their distance and upload their time automatically.

24th October 
Tickets From € 15.00


The fair is an initiative of PhotoIreland, hosted every year at The Library Project, bringing together artists working in disciplines whose output manifests in printed form, and to showcase the best photographic works. In addition to the hundreds of prints visitors will discover, this year HALFTONE proposes events dedicated to that passion for accumulating more books than one can read, what the Japanese call Tsundoku.

29th October – 22nd November 
The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin

Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan is arguably the greatest female singer to have emerged from Ireland in recent times. Whether you’re into folk, blues or jazz, you can’t fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression and power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life.
Mary has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career, with a legion of devoted fans worldwide. To hear Mary sing is truly to be at the core of the human heart.

30th October
The Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin
Tickets From € 35.00

Bram Stoker Festival

Bram Stoker Festival, which will once again bring fun and adventure to Dublin over Halloween weekend, Friday 30th October – Monday 2nd November, to playfully celebrate the gothic, the mysterious, the after-dark and the supernatural and delve into the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors.

30th October – 2nd November