From Germany to Dublin: OKTOBERFEST 2014!
As we told you, September is a month that doesn’t pass unnoticed. Today the most important festival of German is coming to Dublin! the Oktoberfest! From 18th September to 5th October, we can live this original Germany party, as if we were in Munich.
The event is being held in George’s Dock in the IFSC Docklands, in the open air with some marquees, to enjoy the food, the music, the entertainment, and authentic German beers. Here is the Schedule:
Monday-Thursday 12.00 pm – 11.30 pm
Friday + Saturday 12.00 pm – 00.30 am
Sunday 12.00 pm – 10.30 pm
All is ready to be not hungry or thirsty! You will find a taste of Germany everywhere that will water your mouth: “Schmankerlteller”, “Bratwurst”, “Sauerkraut”, “Leberkäs”, roasted potatoes, hot dog & fries, crepes, German candies, German Pretzels... More than 24 authentic Oktoberfest bartenders will descend to Dublin to serve you the best of their cuisine.
The traditional German market will represent over thirty German speciality food producers and
German traders. Visitors will be introduced to the very best of Bavarian food and specialities from sausages, meat, pastries, Käsespätzle (cheese noodles) to mountain cheese and ginger bread hearts (typical Munich’s souvenir)
Of course, it won’t leave out beer! Paulaner and Erdinger as principal. However, there will be also beer without alcohol for pilots and pregnant women. Don’t you like beer? Don’t worry, you are welcome too. There will be a German wine bar with excellent German white and red wine, longdrinks (havanna-coke, vodka-red bull) and many more! If it’s getting late you will need a bit to keep awake – we recommend you the coffee-bar (coffee, tea and hot chocolate)!
Visitors will have the chance to experience an authentic Bavarian style wheat beer. Learn to sing a yodel or dance a polka, as traditional Bavarian musicians, Die Alpen-show, will also play throughout the 18 day event.
Be one of the attendants/participants competing against others and show your friends how to be a real Bavarian.
During the whole time of the Oktoberfest Dublin our DJ Udo will play the games with you, sometimes in the evening and sometimes at lunchtime. You can have fun and win great prices! Following disciplines will challenge the participants.
- Mass stemming
- Dress up and show us your Bavarian outfit
- Fliegerlied dance
- Jodel contest
- Show your muscles- who can carry the most steins
Dare to play and have fun with your friends, how it usually says “the most important is to participate!”
HOW TO GET THERE?
The Oktoberfest Dublin is being held in George’s Dock in the IFSC Docklands.
There is an excellent pedestrian linkage between the North and South of the city via the Sean O’ Casey Bridge. George’s Dock is located within the IFSC development. Access is beside the CHQ building about a 5 minute walk from O’ Connell bridge.
Connolly Station and Tara Street Station are within five minutes’ walk of the George’s Dock Area (IFSC) in Docklands. At peak times, the DART runs every 10 minutes. For more information visit. www.iarnrodeireann.ie
The IFSC is served by the 151 and 90 bus services – for more information visit www.dublinbus.ie
The Docklands Area is also accessible by Luas. The nearest Luas stop is at George’s Dock. For more information visit www.luas.ie/
WRISTBANDS AT NIGHT
If you still want to participate the event past 10pm you need a wristband combined with a voucher for a substantial meal that you can receive at the reservation office or the bars in the tent. This year we will charge €6,00 per wristband, €5,00 for the food and €1,00 for charity projects. The reason why you need a wristband: To get the Irish late license,to be able to be open till 12am.
With 18 days to go, you can’t miss this event! As you can see Dublin is a cheerful and fun city, ideal place to come to learn English and live an unforgettable experience. So when you want, here we are waiting for you. See you at Oktoberfest? 😉
Greetings from the team Travelling Languages! … your English school on the road.