Know Your Neighborhood: Things to Do in Dublin
Located northwest of Columbus, the suburban city of Dublin has strong ties to Ireland and traditional Irish events. Named after the birthplace of an Irish settler, the city has quietly hosted one of the best Irish festivals and St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country, in addition to one of the biggest events in golf, the Memorial Tournament.
Outside of these notable events, Dublin’s downtown area is experiencing a major revamp with the Bridge Park development project. With new restaurants and businesses being announced every day, Dublin may be taking the lead as Columbus’ most exciting suburb.
Continue reading on for more things to do in Dublin:
Celebrate “Irish Attitude” at Festivals and Events
The Dublin Irish Festival is one of the largest Irish festivals in the country, attracting a reported 100,000 attendees every year since 2009. The festival features Celtic rock, traditional Irish dancing, storytelling, folklore, and the Highland Heavyweight Games, where teams compete in games of hammer toss, stone put, and weight throw.
Dublin has also been ranked a top 10 city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, with a parade and pancake breakfast included in the festivities. The day can otherwise be spent at a number of Irish pubs and businesses. Flannagan’s sports bar hosts a day party that includes live music and a 5K run; and the Dublin Village Tavern serves a number of Irish menu items like Irish egg rolls and braised beef shepherd’s pie.
Work on Your Swing, or Leave it to the Pros
Every late spring, Dublin hosts the Memorial Tournament, a key stop on the PGA Tour golf tournament. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus, who is from the Columbus area, designed the course hast hosted the tounament since its foundation in 1976.
The city also has a number of additional courses and golf clubs, like The Range indoor course and training center, Tartan Fields Golf Club, the Golf Club of Dublin, and several others.
Visit Bridge Park
The Bridge Park mixed-use development has brought a number of businesses and restaurants to the city of Dublin. Ohio-based businesses like Bend Active and 16-Bit are planning expansions here, while Cap City Fine Diner and Midwest-based Kilwins Chocolates have already opened their doors.
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