Dublin to celebrate its 10th Purple Flag Award in November

Dublin is among only 40 European cities to hold this status consistently since 2013

The ‘Dublin by Night Fest’ is set for 2-3 November (Photo by Luciann Photography via Pexels)

Dublin City Centre will be hosting two evening celebrations in November to recognise its tenth consecutive Purple Flag award. 

The Dublin by Night Fest will take place 2-3 November, marking the city’s consistent excellence in its night-time economy. 

Organised by Dublin Town, Dublin City Council, Fáilte Ireland, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media, the festivities will include outdoor activities, live music, animation, art, culture, market stalls, food stalls, cookery demonstrations, and a movie screening. 

Dublin is among only 40 European cities to hold this status consistently since 2013. 

Daithí de Róiste, lord mayor of Dublin, said: “The Purple Flag initiative is about striving to create safe and thriving locations at night for all users and Dublin is rightly satisfied to have received its tenth successive award.” 

Catherine Martin, minister, Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, TD, said: “A safe, vibrant night-time economy is important for any city and needs to be supported.  The Dublin by Night Fest provides an ideal opportunity for Dubliners and visitors to engage with this wonderful city through cultural events, food and beverage offerings, street animation, music and retail.“  

Richard Guiney, chief executive officer, Dublin Town, said: “From market stalls to delicious food stands, Dublin Town is pleased to promote city centre businesses in collaboration with its partners in what will be a fantastic two-day celebration of the city’s amazing night-time economy and Purple Flag status.” 

“The Dublin by Night Fest will act as a brilliant incentive for Dubliners, visitors and families to experience the vast range of music, culture, food and shopping on offer in our capital city” concluded, Liz Halpin, head of Dublin, Fáilte Ireland.

For more information please visit: DublinbyNightFest.ie

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