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With a world-class restaurant scene, cobbled alleyways that brim with attractions, and storied bars that throb to jig-worthy sounds, it’s not hard to find entertainment in the Irish capital – and at pretty much any time of year. But as our calendar of the biggest and best events in Dublin shows, if you want to make your stay extra-special, it’s definitely worth trying to coincide with one of the city’s many food, drink or arts festivals. Everyone from Guinness-obsessed tipplers to Irish music aficionados will find something to suit in this quick run-through of the best annual goings-on in Dublin.
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