Centenary of Bram Stoker’s Death in Dublin

This month there are events happening around the city to celebrate the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death in Dublin. Tonight, we attended readings from Dracula by actor Laurence Foster in the magnificent St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. It was a fantastic evening and amazing to see the cathedral with spooky lighting and to hear the beautiful organ add to the suspense with such pieces as Bach’s toccata and fugue in D minor.

Dracula reading at St. Patrick's cathedral, The Centenary of Bram Stoker's Death in Dublin

Other events are being held around the city until the 10th of July. There will also be a Bram Stoker festival the 27th and 28th of October, and details can be found on the same site.

While Stoker is famous for his Dracula, it is perhaps not so well known that Stoker was born in Clontarf, Ireland, just outside Dublin. And while his famous novel is set in Transylvania, he never actually traveled to Romania. He simply spent years researching the mythology of the region.

If you are in Dublin during the above dates, be sure to check out some of the events! We’re pretty sure nobody will suck your blood in the process 😉


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    Alex and Bell originally met while solo traveling after finishing university in 2002, in Brugge, Belgium. Alex grew up in the USA and Bell hails from Australia. During our nearly 20 year marriage we've lived around the world, including spending six years living in the Netherlands and Ireland. We have traveled to nearly 70 countries and enjoy giving readers authentic and quality travel tips. Alex is an award winning travel journalist and travel planner, who also freelances for other outlets. Bell is an award winning PhD scientist who currently works for a non-profit lung cancer advocacy research organization called Lungevity. Happy travels and if you have any questions leave a comment or drop an email!

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