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Save Dublin-area 2020 YEAR END Cuddle Party - December Irish Cuddle Salon to your collection. Here's the guide to enjoying yourself this New Year's EveGet all the very latest news in Dublin straight to your email every single day2018 is nearing its end and what a year it has been.Whether you are celebrating all the memories you've had or trying to forget the year that has passed, there are plenty of things on around the capital.Here is our guide to firework displays and other things to do in Dublin today.Fireworks and laser light shows will light up the Quays tonight as we make our way into 2019.Thousands of people will be gathering in and around the city for this one with a great atmosphere likley.Unfortunately tickets to this have sold out but you can still hang around the general area to get a glimpse of the light show.The 3 Countdown concert takes place in Custom House Quay from 8pm with a great line up.Gavin James, Wild Youth, Hudson Taylor and Inhaler will be performing on the night with a huge crowd expected.In fact the event has already sold out so unless you can nab a ticket off someone you know, it's not looking good. positioned in key locations in and around the city:There is also typically live TV coverage of the Countdown concert

right up to the stirking of the clock at midnight and into the new This event is DUBLIN was lit up last night as the country ended the 2010s with a bang - and welcomed in 2020. New Year’s Eve is the most awaited festival for everyone. U2 legend Bono was among thousands in attendance at Custom House Quay in Dublin's city centreGet all the very latest news in Ireland straight to your email every single dayIreland rang in the New Year with a bang last night as huge parties and celebrations were held across the country.Pop star Gavin James was the main attraction in Dublin as thousands of fans lined the streets for a huge sold-out spectacle at Custom House Quay.The singer-songwriter was supported by talented and exciting new Irish bands Wild Youth and Inhaler -led by Bono’s son frontman Eli Hewson, 18.The U2 legend looked relaxed and content as he watched his third eldest child entertain the large crowd with his exciting and talented rock group.And organisers said over half of the 25,000 people travelled from overseas to countdown to 2019 at Dublin’s iconic landmark.There were a large number of dazzling fireworks and laser light shows in the capital which illuminated the skies as the curtain came down on 2018.Meanwhile in Cork, popular Irish rock band Hothouse Flowers played a memorable New Year’s Eve concert in Cork’s Opera House and in Limerick and Galway there were a host of events.Now in its seventh year, the New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Dublin was organised and produced by Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council and MCD Productions, incorporated three separate events, kicking off with a Matinee at 7pm.Speaking ahead of the night, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Festivals, Ciara Sugrue said: “Over half the tickets that were sold come from overseas this year, which is interesting.“I suppose they kind of plan ahead more than we do so we are very excited about that because it shows people are booking ahead, booking hotels and they really want to celebrate with Irish people in Dublin.”And delighted with the presence of so much world media and international presence at the event last night she said: “We have 16 overseas media coming to cover this from China and India to Canada and Belgium and that is hugely important.“From a tourism point of view, we are really trying to get Dublin on the map as a tourist destination to celebrate New Year’s Eve.“And you know, people are travelling more and more so we want to ensure that Dublin really is the place to travel to for New Years.”For the second year running, the New Year’s Festival Dublin created two seperate spectacular Midnight Moment events to countdown to the new year, Liffey Lights Midnight Moment and Liffey Lights Midnight Moment – Matinee.Families and friends of all ages rang in the New Year together at the first free event with entertainment kicking off at 6pm, leading on to the earlier countdown spectacle at 7pm.Those in attendance watched the dazzling lighting displays in amazement as laser lights and aqua beams danced through the sky in perfect rhythm with the music as they counted down to the New Year.Later on, festival goers attending the 3Countdown Concert sang in the new year with platinum selling artist Gavin James, Hudson Taylor, Wild Youth and Inhaler.Then to celebrate the final moments of 2018 with a bang under a canopy of sparks, the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment signaled the beginning of 2019 with a dazzling free lighting spectacle against the backdrop of the Custom House as live DJs and percussionists performed on the water.Meanwhile, over a million people from around the world watched from home as Dublin’s spectacular countdown celebrations were broadcast on an international stage on RTE and live streams, ensuring the city was showcased and illuminated in all its glory. via RTE, which is also available to watch online via the Custom House Quay, George's Quay and the River Liffey, accompanied Check out our local guide for tourists.If you looking for places to visit in Dublin and things to do in Dublin if you’re visiting the city for the first time, check our local guide.The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is Ireland's most famous attraction.