Channel your inner Michael Flaherty and learn to dance the Irish jig, listen to Irish music, shop eat and drink in Historic Dublin.

Richens Timms instructor Lyndsey Faherty teaches the Irish Jig at the Dublin Library.

Jig Thursdays

The first Thursday of every month is "Jig Thursday" in Dublin. The evening's events begin at 4 p.m. and run through 8 p.m. Businesses in the area will be open late for the event. Learn the Irish Jig dance at the Dublin Library before heading off on the trolley bus. A bagpiper will be strolling about the Bri-Hi (Bridge and High streets) area helping patrons get in the spirit along with live music in other venues such as the Dublin Village Tavern. Shop at Ha' Penny Bridge Imports and Thread and then stop by Jeni's for ice cream or Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt for a cool treat.

Many other shops and businesses can be found downtown, including one of my favorites, Tehku Tea, where I buy my matcha green tea.

Free parking is available in the "Public" downtown spaces. Also, bike racks and complimentary valet parking will be available.

If you plan on learning the Irish Jig, I recommend you wear thin soled shoes and change back into your walking shoes for strolling around downtown.

Watch a primer on how to do the Irish jig here

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