Dublin Irish Festival

AUGUST 2-4, 2024

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Accessibility Guide

Festival Guide for Seniors and Guests with Disabilities

Tickets

The Dublin Irish Festival offers discounted admission for seniors and veterans.

Caregivers

The Dublin Irish Festival offers a free admission to the Festival for a caregiver accompanying guests who have a disability. Tickets are available on site at any Ticket Sales tent. To be eligible, the caregiver must assist the participant in order to facilitate the individual’s full participation.

Sensory Area/ Take-a-break Space

Located inside the in the Development Building near the East Entrance, the Autism Society of Central Ohio and City of Dublin offer a calming place with sensory activities and equipment for anyone.

Accessibility Access Station and Wheelchair Rentals

There is an Accessibility Access Station located at the North Entrance Gate. A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the Accessibility Access Station located near the north admission gate, East Info Tent, Southeast Info Tent and at Festival Operations inside the Dublin Community Recreation Center. There is no cost for these wheelchairs, although an ID is required to be left for security.

The Accessibility Information Tent can also provide information regarding our Sensory Area, which is located inside the Development Building, and can provide limited volunteer assistance for those with visual disabilites.

The Dublin Irish Festival offers Guidebooks printed in large text. The Guidebook features schedule of events as well as Dublin Irish Festival general information.

Large print guides are available and can be requested by emailing events@dublin.oh.us or calling 614-410-4545. A limited supply of large print guides are available at the Accessibility Access Station.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The Dublin Irish Festival is wheelchair accessible. The Dublin Irish Festival takes place in Coffman Park and contains areas of grassy terrain which may be more difficult to maneuver. The majority of areas in the Festival are accessible via sidewalks and streets.

Reserved raised viewing areas are available on a first-come, first serve basis at the Celtic Rock Stage and the Dublin Stage. Due to the limited size of the reserved raised viewing areas, we ask that guests who need to utilize the space only bring one companion to the reserved seating area. All stages have tables and chairs for additional seating.

Abbey Theater of Dublin

The Abbey Theater of Dublin will present Moby Dick’s Gone Missing as part of the 2024 Dublin Irish Festival Experience. Wheelchair accessible seating is available in the front row for this show. Moby Dick’s Gone Missing is included as part of your Dublin Irish Festival Ticket and is approximately 45 minutes in length. An assisted listening device is available for the Abbey Theater of Dublin upon request.

Restrooms and Companion Restrooms

The Dublin Irish Festival offers accessible restrooms throughout Festival grounds. All accessible restrooms have grab bars. Companion assisted restroom facilities are also available at various locations throughout Festival grounds. The Dublin Community Recreation Center has facilities with additional space and privacy for individuals who may need assistance from a member of their party, including an adult changing table.

Rest Stops/Water

The Dublin Irish Festival offers covered shaded areas to rest throughout the Festival. In addition, the Dublin Irish Festival offers water refill stations free of charge. In order to take advantage of the refill station, please bring a reusable water bottle.

Accessible Parking/Shuttles

Accessible parking is available on a first-come, first serve basis at the Dublin Community Recreation Center. Please have your placard visible in order to access the Recreation Center Parking Lot. Additional accessible parking is located at Metro Place. Accessible shuttles are available from Metro Place to the Dublin Irish Festival.

Additional Seating

The Dublin Irish Festival offers covered seating areas in both the north and south areas of the Festival near the Dublin Stage, Ceili stage and Celtic Rock stage.

Dublin Connector

The Dublin Connector bus will operate special hours for the Festival. Seniors and individuals with disabilities can call 1.833.742.7333 to schedule a ride. The Dublin Connector is reserved for City of Dublin residents.

  • One caregiver may join the rider and must be included in the reservation.

Pickup/Drop-off location
Main entrance of the Recreation Center (near the flagpole and the Abbey Theater)

Hours
Friday 4-8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lighting Sensitivity

Lighting effects are used extensively throughout our stages at the Dublin Irish Festival. Should you or any member of your party have a photosensitivity or seizure disorder, we recommend consulting your physician prior to your visit.

Accessibility For All

The Dublin Irish Festival strives to be accessible to all who visit. We would like to hear any recommendations our guests may have.

Please contact the City of Dublin Events team for further information at events@dublin.oh.us. or call 614.410.4545.