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4 events for... alternative New Year's Eve celebrations

Fancy ringing in the New Year on the Titanic?

IF THE THOUGHT of spending New Year’s Eve in a nightclub, bar or on a busy city street fills you with dread, we have the solution for you.

From heading aboard the Titanic to watching the last sunset of the year, we’ve rounded up four of the best alternative New Year’s Eve events around the country to finish 2018 and start 2019 on the right note. 

*New Year’s kiss not included

1. Achill Island, Co Mayo

When: December 31, 4:27pm

Where: Minaun View

Start celebrations early by enjoying the final sunset of the year at Minaun View, overlooking Keel and Achill Head and across the Atlantic. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat before counting down to midnight with some of Achill’s most popular pipe bands performing after the clock strikes 12. 

Find out more information here.

2. Titanic Belfast

 When: December 31, 8pm

Where: Titanic Belfast, Queen’s Road

Ring in 2019 in style at Titanic Belfast, with cocktails, a bit to eat, a live band and a DJ. You can even get your photo taken at the iconic Titanic staircase and fulfill your ’90s fantasy.

Book tickets (£40) and find out more information here.

3. The Charleston Party, Dublin

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When: December 31, 7:30pm

Where: Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road

Take a trip back to the 1920s with a Charleston party at the Clayton Hotel. Get into character with flapper dresses, homburg hats and dance the night away. Tickets include a prosecco reception and a four-course dinner, with casino entertainment and a DJ.

Book tickets (€79) and find out more information here.

4. Dingle, Co Kerry

When: December 31, 10pm

Where: Dingle town

Venture to the west for a celebration worth braving the crowds for. With a spectacular fireworks display, a parade by Dingle Fife and Drum Band and an outdoor countdown, you’ll be grateful that you didn’t stay at home.

Find out more information here.

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