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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 23 October, 2019
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Three-day New Year festival getting underway in Dublin

Live music and street performances are among the attractions in the capital this weekend.

Musician Paul Brady and Michelle McGrath launch the New Year's Eve Countdown concert in Dublin's College Green in November
Musician Paul Brady and Michelle McGrath launch the New Year's Eve Countdown concert in Dublin's College Green in November
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A THREE-DAY New Year festival is getting underway in Dublin today with a host of events taking place in the city.

The main event will be a concert on College Green in the city centre tomorrow night which will include performances from Riverdance, Paul Brady, Damien Dempsey, and The Coronas.

There is also a concert being held at the Guinness Storehouse where Ryan Sheridan, U2 tribute act Rattle and Hum and The Knights of Leon will be among those performing.

As part of the festival, the area in front of Trinity College will be cordoned off from 2pm tomorrow to 6am on New Year’s Day.

AA Roadwatch advises that diversions will be in place around College Green for the festival with the area closed off from 2pm tomorrow until 6.30am on Sunday. The event runs from 8pm tomorrow night until 12.30am.

As part of the festival there will also be live music and street performances on South William Street. On Dame Lane there will be food stalls and a vintage flea market.

There will also be food and gift markets on Duke Street, Wolfe Tone Square and Barnardo Square while Lower Liffey Street there will be street theatre and film projections on to buildings.

A free children’s disco will be held at City Hall on Dame Street today and tomorrow afternoon between 1pm and 4pm while there will also be children’s entertainment on Meeting House Square in Temple Bar on New Year’s Day.

For more information on events and tickets see the Dublin New Year Festival website.

What’s going on in your area over the weekend to celebrate the New Year? Let us know in the comments section.

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