Experience the Best of Dublin: Stay at Trinity and Enjoy the Live at Iveagh Gardens Concert Series

If you’re a music lover, you won’t want to miss the Iveagh Gardens concert series. This event highlights Dublin’s summer, combining the chance to see both local and international acts in the stunning setting of one of the city’s most loved parks.

In this blog, we’ll give you all the details you need to make the most of the Iveagh Gardens events. From tips on getting to the venue to the best places to stay and a look at why these events are a must-visit, we’ve got you covered.

So, whether you’re here for the music, the atmosphere, or just to explore Dublin at its summery best, read on to find out how to make your experience unforgettable.

The 2024 Live at Iveagh Gardens Line-Up

This year’s Live at Iveagh Gardens events feature an eclectic mix of local and international acts, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

Van Morrison

Renowned for his soulful voice and timeless hits, Van Morrison brings a rich blend of blues, jazz, and folk to the stage. With a career spanning over six decades, Van Morrison has produced an impressive catalogue of music that resonates with fans of all ages. His live performances are known for their intensity and emotional depth, promising an unforgettable experience for all attendees.


This iconic British girl group will light up the stage with their infectious pop melodies and dynamic harmonies. The Sugababes have been a staple in the pop music scene since the early 2000s, delivering chart-topping hits like “Overload” and “Push the Button.” Their energetic performances and strong stage presence ensure a lively and engaging concert that will have the audience dancing along.


The French indie pop band Phoenix will mesmerise the audience with their energetic live performance, featuring catchy tunes and a vibrant stage presence. Known for hits like “Lisztomania” and “1901,” Phoenix combines sophisticated melodies with upbeat rhythms, creating an electric atmosphere. Their unique sound and polished performances make them a must-see act at the Iveagh Gardens.

Damien Dempsey

Known for his powerful voice and poignant lyrics, Damien Dempsey’s blend of folk and contemporary music will captivate and inspire the crowd. His songs often reflect social and political themes, delivered with heartfelt emotion and sincerity. A beloved figure in the Irish music scene, Damien Dempsey’s raw and honest performances connect deeply with his audience, making his concerts memorable and moving.

Christy Moore

Christy Moore is a legendary name in Irish music, captivating hearts with his folk melodies and compelling storytelling for years. His songs delve into social justice, love, and the essence of the Irish spirit, making each performance deeply moving and profoundly connective. Attendees often find themselves singing along, creating a warm sense of unity and togetherness in the crowd. 

Dropkick Murphy’s

Dropkick Murphys, the high-octane American Celtic punk band, know exactly how to pump up a crowd. Mixing punk rock vibes with traditional Irish sounds, they deliver a performance that’s nothing short of electric. Famous for anthems like “Shipping Up to Boston,” their concerts are a lively blend of powerful music and communal chants, promising an experience you won’t forget.

Pillow Queens

This rising Irish band is known for their infectious indie rock sound and compelling live performances. Pillow Queens’ music often explores themes of identity, belonging, and personal growth, resonating deeply with audiences both locally and internationally. Their dynamic stage presence and heartfelt lyrics make their concerts both moving and exhilarating.


The British singer-songwriter Passenger, known for his hit song “Let Her Go,” is famous for his heartfelt lyrics and soulful melodies. His intimate and emotionally charged performances often feature acoustic sets that highlight his distinctive voice and poignant storytelling. Passenger’s concerts are a journey through emotion and melody, offering a captivating experience for all attendees.

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith is set to mesmerize with her commanding voice and dynamic stage persona. A blend of soul, pop, and jazz, her performances are vibrant and filled with character. Known for her theatrical flair and performance style, Paloma will leave a lasting impression, making her one of the must-see acts.

Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard has a way of making every song feel like a personal conversation, filled with raw emotion and that distinct, soulful voice that reaches deep. His lyrics touch on the universal truths of the human experience, delivered with such passion that you can’t help but be drawn in. Known for his mesmerizing performance of “Falling Slowly,” Glen’s live shows are a deeply moving journey, marking a memorable point for any music lover’s calendar. 

heritage double room with double bed and window in trinity college dublin

Staying at Trinity

Located just a 16-minute stroll from the gates of Trinity College, the Iveagh Gardens are practically on your doorstep. As you make your way to the concert venue, you’ll pass through two of Dublin’s most picturesque areas: Grafton Street and Stephen’s Green, both offering a unique blend of shopping, dining, and scenic beauty.

At Trinity, you can enjoy comfortable rooms and apartments at some of the most affordable rates in Dublin city centre, available for all concert nights. Options include double rooms from €184, twin rooms from €154, apartments from €336, and single rooms from €93. Whether you’re looking for a cosy single room or a spacious apartment, Trinity has you covered. 

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Getting to Iveagh Gardens from Trinity Walking (16 min)

  • Exit the College Green gate at Trinity and take a left onto Grafton Street.
  • At the end of Grafton Street, take a right and walk alongside Stephen’s Green towards Harcourt Street.
  • Walk down Harcourt Street, take a left onto Clonmel Street, and head towards Iveagh Gardens.

By LUAS (15 min)

  • Walk to the LUAS Green Line stop at Trinity College (2 min).
  • Take the LUAS Green Line to Harcourt Street Station (7 min).
  • Walk from Harcourt Street Station to Iveagh Gardens (6 min).
Trinity Summer Series stage

Enjoy the Best of Dublin with Visit Trinity

Staying at Trinity College during the Iveagh Gardens concert series offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Dublin’s vibrant music scene while enjoying the comfort and convenience of centrally located accommodation. Trinity is the ideal choice for concert-goers because of its affordable rates, various room options, and easy access to the concert venue. For more information on the exciting events happening at Trinity this summer, check out our Trinity Summer Series 2024 Line-Up blog, where we delve into this year’s lineup.