Our top picks for Easter entertainment

Figuring out what to do over Easter? Here are our recommendations.

With a bank holiday weekend fast approaching and school holidays here, there’s lots to do around Ireland this Easter. Here’s our roundup of some of the best shows, gigs and sporting events happening around the country to help you sort your Easter entertainment.


Events you’ll want to bring the kids to — and a couple you’ll want to leave them at home for.

For the kids

The Addams Family

Everyone’s favourite kooky family returns in this irresistible musical comedy.

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Andy and the Odd Socks

The children’s entertainers bring their high energy show to Dublin on 16 April.

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For the parents

Simple Minds

The Scottish rockers will visit Dublin on 17 April to play the 3Arena.

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RTE Concert Orchestra performs Leonard Cohen

RTE Concert Orchestra performs the music of Leonard Cohen in Dublin on 17 and 18 April.

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Shows you’ll want to show up to.


It would be criminal to miss this classic show, playing at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

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Derren Brown

Fresh from a Broadway run, Derren Brown brings his mysterious production SHOWMAN to the Gaiety Theatre.

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With pop, indie and dance artists visiting Ireland this Easter weekend, we’ve got the gig for you.


Isaac Butler

The breakout singer-songwriter plays a hometown show in Dublin on 14 April.

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Stephanie Rainey

You can catch Stephanie Rainey in Galway or Dublin this Easter weekend.

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Dan McCabe

The country singer will be playing Ballinasloe on Thursday 14 April.

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Nathan Carter

There’s plenty of opportunity to see Nathan Carter this Easter weekend, with shows every day from Friday 15 to Monday 18 April.

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Alternative & Indie

James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow’s tour brings him to Cork on 17 April, where you can bet he’ll be playing tracks from his 2021 album Grapefruit Season.

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The War On Drugs

Grammy award-winning rock band The War On Drugs visit Dublin on 14 April.

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Everything Everything

The critically-acclaimed band take to the stage of The Academy, Dublin on 16 April.

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The Mary Wallopers

The Irish folk group bring their ballads to Dublin on 17 April.

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Rap & Hip-Hop

Mango X Mathman

Mango X Mathman have been celebrated for their finger-on-the-pulse encapsulation of modern Ireland, which they’ll be bringing to Dublin on 15 April.

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Porter Robinson

Experimental dance artist Porter Robinson visits The Academy, Dublin on 17 April.


Laugh-out-loud shows to clear up those April showers.

Foil, Arms & Hog

The comedy trio bring their new show, Swines, to Dublin between 14-16 April.

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Gift Grub with Mario Rosenstock

Mario Rosenstock celebrates 20 years of Ireland’s favourite breakfast show in Cork this Easter weekend.

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Dirt Birds

Comedy duo Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins visit Dublin on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April.

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Joanne McNally

The hilariously frank Joanne McNally plays Vicar Street in Dublin on 18 April.

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The most exciting sporting events taking place this Easter.

Rugby: Leinster vs Connacht

The Heineken Champions Cup match takes place at Aviva Stadium, Dublin on 15 April.

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Ice Hockey: Belfast Giants

The Belfast Giants face off against the Sheffield Steelers on 15 and Coventry Blaze on 16 April.

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Rugby: Ulster vs Toulouse

The two teams will battle it out at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on 16 April.

Looking for more than just Easter entertainment? Check out our Event Guides for events to suit all tastes here.