Irish beer festival set for May 10
Dublin has become the epicentre of the world’s beer festivals, with the Irish Beer Festival having grown exponentially in the past few years.
With the annual Dublin International Beer Festival (DIBF) scheduled to take place on May 10, this year’s edition is set to be the biggest in the festival’s history, with more than 10,000 beer aficionados expected to gather in the city’s north.
“It’s not a big deal, but the crowds will be there,” said Conor Murphy, a 26-year-old beer-loving man from Clonmel, Co Kildare.
“The festival will be one of the biggest events in Ireland.”
In recent years, there has been a growing trend in Dublin for people to travel to the city for the annual event, with some pubs even offering discounted prices for those who visit the city on their own.
“I’m a bit nervous, but I know I’ll be able to get there with friends and families,” said Patrick Molloy, a beer enthusiast from Dublin.
“We’ve been looking forward to the festival since we first went to Dublin and the crowds have grown every year, but this year we are going to have to prepare ourselves for the crowds and get ready for the festival.”
The Irish Beer Festivals in Ireland, as well as the International Beer Cup, are held annually in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, but only Dublin has its own version.
The Dublin International Festival is the largest in the world and is held each year in the heart of the city, and has attracted thousands of people to the area for over 40 years.
The festival has grown to a large international following with the festival attracting over 1.5 million visitors annually, and the event has become a hugely popular festival amongst the general public, with people visiting the city and its surrounding area on their way to the event.
The Guinness Book of Records says that it is the world record holder for the most people to visit a single festival site.
The International Beer Festivities, which take place every three years, draw tens of thousands of spectators in Dublin, and is the longest running and most successful of its kind in the country.
Tickets for the event are €25 for adults, €15 for children under 18, and €10 for families with two adults and two children.
Tickets can be purchased at the Dublin International Food Market or online.