It’s here! The Dublin Irish Festival starts this afternoon! Are you ready? If you’re feeling a little disorganized from all the excitement, don’t worry! We’ve compiled some last minute details that will help on your visit.

Festival Hours

Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight (gates open at 9:30 for breakfast and Sunday Services)

Admission

Adults: $10
Seniors (60+), Military and Students (with valid ID at gate): $8
Children under 12: FREE

*Same day re-entry is allowed. Just be sure to get your hand stamped!

* Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Dublin Food Pantry on Sunday before 9 a.m. and receive free admission!

Parking

The Dublin Irish Festival is located at Coffman Park:
5200 Emerald Parkway
Dublin, Ohio 43017. If you are hoping to walk to the Festival, you can find complimentary parking at these locations:

OCLC – 6565 Kilgour Place (off Post Road) (3/4 mile from Festival)

Dublin Coffman High School – North & South Lots: 6780 Coffman Road (North Lot: 1/4 mile from Festival) (South Lot: 1/10 mile from Festival)

Dublin Schools Administration Building – 7030 Coffman Road (1/2 mile from Festival)

Verizon – 5175 Emerald Parkway (1/3 mile from Festival)

Cardinal Health – 7000 Cardinal Place (3 /4 mile from Festival)

The north parking lot of the Dublin Recreation Center will be designated for handicap parking.

Complimentary bike parking

Bikes

If you prefer two wheels to four, Dublin Methodist Hospital is providing complimentary bike parking, located just west of the Dublin Community Recreation Center at the corner of Emerald Parkway near Dublin Coffman High School.

Shuttle Service

A complimentary shuttle will be running throughout the weekend. Guests can find the shuttle at Metro Center (along with great accomodations like Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, Residents Inn and Extended Stay America)

Festival Map

Looking for a visual layout? The Dublin Irish Festival website has a complete festival map.

Beverage tasting

The Dublin Irish Festival has a number of food vendors on site for hungry visitors. A list can be found here: http://dublinirishfestival.org/food/

In additional to water and soda, the Festival offers whiskey and beer tastings at the Bushmills Whiskey Snug. Tickets can be purchased at the Creekside Token Booth.

Still have questions? Visit the Dublin Irish Festival website: www.dublinirishfestival.org or give us a call at 1-800-245-8387, and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way that we can!


*Note: Congratulations to Bill O’Sullivan, the winner of yesterday’s blog contest! Thanks to all of our readers who submitted their comments, too!

~ Post by Dawn