Program creates year-round Irish entertainment for visitors and residents

DUBLIN, OH – The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today the approval of $16,250 in grant monies to eight Dublin businesses to create a monthly Irish Entertainment Series in 2018. Now in its fifth year, the program was created to increase Dublin’s inventory of Irish experiences and product and to enhance the City’s destination brand “Irish is an Attitude,” to attract more visitors and their travel dollars to Dublin. To date, the program has created 219 new Irish Experiences totaling $129,000 in grants for the Dublin community.

“A recent study indicated that although visitors are attracted to Dublin because of the unique Irish feel of the community, they are disappointed with the amount of Irish product and entertainment apart from the Dublin Irish Festival and St. Patrick’s Day events,” said Scott Dring, executive director at the Bureau.

The following are the 2018 Irish Entertainment Series Grant Recipients

         Dublin AM Rotary - Irish Entertainment at Dublin's Blarney Bash

         Historic Dublin Business Association - Irish "Second Saturday"

         Historic Dublin Business Association - Harvest Market

         Boho72 Boutique - Irish Entertainment, in-store event

         Bridge Park - Irish Entertainment at Fado

         Dublin Arts Council - Irish Musicians and Dancers at Sundays at Scioto

         Ha'penny Bridge Imports of Ireland - Irish Shopping Saturday

         Ha'penny Bridge Imports of Ireland - Irish Christmas in Dublin

         Columbus Marriott Northwest - Irish Entertainment at Two Brother Bar & Kitchen

         Vine & Tap - Irish Entertainment, in-store event

For a complete list of Irish experiences in the City of Dublin, visit  For additional information, contact Allie Humes or (614) 792-7666.