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Finally, we are updating the Dublin Guide again…

COVID-19 caused a setback for tourism all around the world. We had a setback as well, and if you look at the time of our last blog post, you will see that we were quite slow to produce content also the last two years before COVID. But, now we are back again!

Today, we have updated lots of our articles. We had quite a lot of broken links here and there. As a result, we have spent lots of time updating broken links and we have also tried to update some outdated information.

We have also added information about some upcoming events in Dublin, including the annual Christmas market at Dublin Castle. Besides information about the Christmas market, we have also created some other events for our events calendar. Take a look at all of it and thank you for dropping by our Dublin Guide.

Dublin Fringe Festival 2018

In the period between September 8th and September 23rd, the annual Fringe Festival will be arranged in Dublin. Are you a fan of culture, art, and discovering talent, the Fringe Festival might be something for you.

Every year there are Fringe Festivals arranged all across the world. In Dublin, the festival brings more than 30,000 people to the city, and every year they see performances and groups they have never seen before. After all, that is often what a fringe festival is about.

Few people go to the theatres, and tickets for such well-known theaters can be very expensive. At the fringe festival, smaller theater groups and artists get the chance to bring their work and acts out to a greater audience. This is a fantastic opportunity, not only for the artists but also for the audience to see and demystify the world of actors and theaters.

You can see these girls as well during the Fringe Festival in Dublin.
You can see these girls as well during the Fringe Festival in Dublin. Source

A Fringe festival definition

“Fringe festivals are all about providing an accessible avenue for independent theatre artists to produce and perform their work in front of an audience. The Fringe is really the essence of theatre; virtually anybody can submit a show to the Fringe and the festivals place no limits on content so shows can be bold, raw and uncensored.” (source: Huffington Post)

Dublin Fridge Festival 2018

It will be held between September 8th and September 23rd. Some of the topics that will be covered during the festival are Cabaret, Circus, Club, Comedy, Dance, Gig, Installation, Live Art & Visual Art, Music, Party, Radio, Spoken Word, Talks, Theatre, Young, and Radicals.

You can read more about the actual artists and program for the festival at the official website of the festival.

Enjoy your stay in Dublin. For more information about the most famous attractions in Dublin, the most popular activities, and other topics, look around in our Dublin Guide.

Erection in the Intersection and other cool stuff in Dublin!

Are you coming to Dublin for the first time? Are you looking for ideas on what to discover, what to see and what to do?

There are lots of information on such topics on the Internet, including our Dublin Guide which you are visiting right now. Here you can read about some of the most famous attractions in the city, you can find out more about how to take part in a pub crawl, and how to visit the Guinness Storehouse.

Discover Dublin
Discover the beautiful city of Dublin – Source: Pixabay

But, there are other sources available online as well, and recently we discovered a very good article on Steemit discussing what to do in Dublin. In the article, you can see some great pictures of the city, and read a lot about programs and activities. The article also contains some historical data and other interesting information.

Did you know that there is an attraction in Dublin that is titled “Erection at the Intersection” by the locals? And did you know that there is an attraction that will bring you luck if you touch its breasts?

There are lots of stuff worth experiencing and seeing in Dublin. Look around in our Dublin Guide for further inspiration, or check the article referred to earlier!

 

Can I watch ZDF/ARD online in Ireland?

Is it possible to watch ZDF/ARD online in Ireland? I live here, but would love to watch German TV, and especially the upcoming FIFA World Cup on ZDF/ARD. Can that be done from abroad?

That is a brilliant question, and the answer to your question is yes. It can be done, but you need to trick around a bit. The upcoming FIFA World Cup will be broadcasted in Ireland as well, so you can watch the matches on Irish TV, but if you want to watch them on German TV (which is understandable as you cheer for Germany), you will need to give the ZDF/ARD website the impression that you are in Germany.

zdf live in Ireland

To do so, you will need to make the ZDF/ARD website believe that you are in Germany. The best way to do so is by using a VPN service. Such a service will let you connect to a server in Germany, which will result in you getting a German IP address, which again will make you able to watch German TV online in Ireland.

For this purpose, I recommend using the VPN services of IPVanish. That is an American VPN service with servers all across the world, also in Germany. Sign up, connect to a server in Germany, and you are good to go.

If you later move back to Germany and miss Irish TV, you can also use IPVanish to get an Irish IP address, in order to stream RTE and other Irish TV channels from abroad.