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Temple Bar Tradefest

Temple Bar Tradefest

Banish the January Blues with the Temple Bar TradFest!

Back to work after the prolonged relaxation of the Christmas and New Year period? Doing the dreaded January detox? Don’t despair, there is something enjoyable out there in January, TradFest.

Ireland’s biggest festive of traditional music is expected to draw over 20,000 visitors to the city’s Temple Bar area from 23-27 January 2019, ready to have their post-New Year cobwebs blown off by the sheer quality of music on offer. Organised by the Temple Bar Company, TradFest has been going since 2006 and attracts visitors from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the US to hear the bodhrán banging and the sean nos singers singing.

The Temple Bar TradFest isn’t just about Irish traditional music, this Dublin music festival showcases the very best international traditional and folk music singers and bands from huge crowd-pullers to artists new to Dublin city stages. Many acts will perform free ticketed events in amazing venues like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and City Hall.

The best way to enjoy TradFest is to book a budget hotel room with Travelodge Ireland. Choose from one of our 5 Dublin hotels and you’ll give yourself the opportunity to indulge in the very best of Irish and Irish-influenced music in the city. Book online today for our very best Dublin budget prices.


Travelodge Dublin Airport North, Swords

Travelodge Dublin Airport North is located just off the M1 Dublin to Belfast Motorway at Airside Retail Park, Swords. The hotel is 8 minutes (3.8 km) from Dublin Airport terminals 1 & 2 and 17 minutes from Dublin City Centre (3 Arena). Hotel Facilities include a Restaurant & Bar, Complimentary Guest Car Parking & Wi-Fi and 24 hour reception. The hotel was most recently refurbished in 2016.

Travelodge Dublin Airport South

Travelodge Dublin Airport South is located just off the M50 Dublin Junction 4. The hotel is 10 minutes (6 km) from Dublin Airport terminals 1 & 2 and 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre (O’Connell St.). Hotel facilities include a Restaurant & Bar (Breakfast only), Complimentary Guest’s Car Parking & Wi-Fi and 24 hour reception. The hotel was most recently refurbished in 2016.

Travelodge Dublin Phoenix Park

Travelodge Dublin Phoenix Park is located just off the M50 (Dublin Ring Road) Junction 6 on the Navan Road. The hotel is 17 minutes (12 km) from Dublin Airport terminals 1 & 2 and 10 minutes (6 km) from Dublin City Centre. Hotel facilities include a Restaurant & Bar, Complimentary Guest’s Car Parking & Wi-Fi and 24 hour reception. The hotel was most recently refurbished in 2017.

Travelodge Dublin City Centre, St. Stephen’s Green

Travelodge Dublin City Centre, St. Stephen’s Green is located on Mercer Street Lower, next to Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. The hotel is 15 minutes (3.6 km) from Heuston Train Station and 35 minutes (15km) from Dublin Airport. Hotel facilities include Guest Car Parking, Complimentary Wi-Fi and 24 hour reception. The hotel was most recently refurbished in 2017. There is also a restaurant located next to the hotel. There is a restaurant located next to the hotel.

Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Rathmines

Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Rathmines is located on the R114 Rd, Rathmines Road lower. The hotel is 10 minutes (2.5 km) from Dublin City Centre (St. Stephen’s Green). Hotel facilities include Guest Car Parking, Complimentary Wi-Fi and 24 hour reception. The hotel was most recently refurbished in 2017. There is a restaurant located next to the hotel.