In 2013 we attracted 120,000 visitors into Docklands during two great events. The Docklands Summer festival and the Dublin Port River Festival attracted a massive crowd to enjoy all the fun the Docks has to offer.


The Waterway’s Ireland Docklands Summer Festival utilises the unique urban setting of Grand Canal Dock in the heart of Dublin’s regenerated Docklands to showcase exciting on water sporting activities and on land family amusements and attractions. Our 2013 Festival was title sponsored by Waterways Ireland and attracted 80,000 visitors into the Docklands over the weekend. 

The Dublin Port River Fest provides a wide range of activates on and around the River Liffey and the river quays for families over the June bank holiday weekend.

The festival uses the recently refurbished Campshires along North Wall Quay to brilliant effect. Families will have an opportunity to stroll along carefully selected food & craft markets and fun fair amusements while enjoying all the activity on the river. A celebrity DJ will entertain with music, commentary and competitions all weekend, great fun for all the family.