Chinese New Year in Dublin has become a fixed spot in the Irish capital's event calendar – well, as fixed as a moveable feast can be at least. After all, the Chinese community is one of the strongest immigrant communities in Ireland.
Irish Celebrations for the incoming Year of the Snake (2013/2014 or 4017, and to be precise it is the year of the Water Snake - 癸巳) will run in January and February . A very accessible highlight will be the Chinese New Year Carnival in Meeting House Square (Temple Bar) on Sunday, February 10th.
This will include art workshops, Chinese food and craft stalls, dragon and lion dances, tai chi and martial arts displays. Unfortunately, Meeting House Square seems to be a less suitable location than Wolfe Tone Square ... used until 2011 is offered more space and a much less cramped atmosphere.
See the full programme at the Dublin Chinese New Year website.