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Your guide to New Year’s Eve in Dublin

If none of your friends have willingly sacrificed their house for New Year’s Eve or you simply can’t face watching your ex snuggle up to you at 11.59pm, then here is a few of the events on this evening in Dublin. It’s worth having a glance, as many events are charging admissions fees which may be above budget, while others have set the age entry at 23 or even 25. As expected, many are already sold out.

For just under €30, tickets are still available for the countdown concert in Custom House Quay. With Hudson Taylor and Gavin James playing at the event, the only interruptions to the festivities will be the lights across the Liffey at midnight. A spectacular sight with the backdrop of some seriously good music.

If you’re looking for a more traditional boozy binge to welcome in the New Year, many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs are opening their doors. The Wright Venue have tickets on sale for €20 with a themed Mad Hatter party. Hucks on Camden Street entry is also €20; a cocktail bar which promises an atmosphere like New York, this place may be the step up from Coppers without having to leave the comfort of Camden Street. Alternatively, Studio 10 have tickets priced at €20 as well. Pygmalion are joining the crew of cocktail bars opening their floors, promising a wide variety of DJs from Lil Louis to East End Dubs, this event costs is €20 and is a 20 plus event.

Stick to the traditional local pub by heading somewhere like McGowans in Phibsborough, where there is free entry to a masquerade ball. Xico’s are twisting a masquerade with their own style with a Mexican mascarada, though this is similarly priced at €20 and the event is over 23’s. Everleigh offer a more affordable night in the city centre for New Year’s with early bird tickets still available for €10 and, if your New Year’s resolution is to be more spontaneous, then tickets are €15 on the door. You even have the promise of building your own prosecco. Lemon & Duke have tickets for sale at €15 and you get a bottle of beer or prosecco when you arrive.

New Year’s may be all about the promises you make to improve yourself, so what’s a better way to start than with a few mistakes on New Year’s Eve?

Georgina Francis

Georgina Francis is a former Managing Editor, Life Editor and Assistant Life Editor of Trinity News.