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Large bags and backpacks will NOT be allowed in to the festival, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm x 11.7in/29.7cm) will be permitted into the event. Bags smaller than A4 will be searched on entry, to avoid lengthy queues we strongly advise that you do not bring a bag. No food or drink can be brought in either, unless its for babies&kids.

There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities. Bags must not be left at entrances or surrounding areas. Any items left will be removed and disposed of accordingly.

Buggies, prams & 1 chair per person are ok to bring in. Small umbrellas are ok.

Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. We cannot process name or day changes.

There will be no ATM on site but Credit & Debit Cards will be accepted at all of our bars and do offer cashback.



Beatyard Festival
When ? August 5th&6th 2017
Where?  Dun Laoghaire Harbour
On Social : #beatyard #nauticalboogie #eatyard


Eatyard Dublin’s favourite street food market with 50+ food areas, demos, food competitions, workshops and the Bernard Shea Flea Market. In the Eatyard tent we’ll have various craft beers, a rum bar, Dingle Rum bar, and wine & bubbles plus entertainment, talks, food, the Irish Street food awards, Banter with Jim Carroll, Drawing with Don Conroy, Sing A Long Social and Bingo Loco.
Gamesyard  Sports & games for adults & kids. And a Bumper Disco.
Studioyard Art, Design, & Tech Installations. Coding with Coder Dojo. Beatyard Site Model by Studio 9, Music Making with Create Sound and much more…. located on Level 2, the top deck, of the Terminal Building.
Boatyard Get your Nautical boogie on, literally, on the water with our infamous boat parties. Saturday is Fulton & Gold and Sunday is hosted by Lime & Fancy. Both are now sold out.
Kidsyard – Not an area per se,  but we’ll have various kid friendly activities over the weekend, like Draw With Don Conroy [ Saturday – Eatyard Tent ] , Facepainting, Gamesyard, various carnival bits, and a special area hosted by Imaginosity.


Saturday: Horse Meat Disco & Conor L on support – Get your tickets here. We’ll have the Melodic DJs playing all of your favourite guilty pleasures in the bar. 
Sunday: Mood II Swing   with Bodytonic DJs on support – Get your tickets here. We’ll have the Hipdrop records DJs playing in the bar upstairs.




When: August 5th & 6th (Bank Holiday Weekend)

Gates Open: 12pm both days

Event Finishes: 10.30pm both days

Bars Close: 10pm both days

Where: Dun Laoghaire Harbour (Old Stena Ferry Terminal) – See photos below

How Much?: Kids 0-2 go Free | Kids 2-12 €5 Day | 13-17 No Admittance | Adults €59 Day, €89 Weekend

Tickets available here.

Please note: Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. We cannot process name or day changes.

Ticket Collection: If you already have an Eventbrite printout or screenshot on your phone, then head straight to the site entrance . All tickets will be scanned at the gates. Also please have valid photo ID. There will be a box office on site all weekend if you wish to purchase tickets at the gate.




How Do I Get There? 

DART: Dun Laoghaire station is right opposite the site. Take the DART Southbound from City Centre and Northbound from Greystones/Bray.

Bus 46A, 7 & 8 all serve Dun Laoghaire form City Centre, 75 from Rathfarnham. The terminus is right opposite the site.

Taxi: Rank is located on Marine Road

Family Friendly?: Yes ! Babies up to 2 years old go free, kids 3-12 are e5 per child, and can be purchased here

Supervision: Kids MUST be supervised at all times.

Baby changing: There’s a baby changing facility in the toilets in the Terminal building inside, and beside the Imaginosity area. If you want to get in touch to arrange this and other details, get in touch via

Volume: The Main Stage area will have high volume, so we recommend protective headphones for young children if you plan to take them over to the stage.

Do I need an adult ticket with my kids’ tickets? Yes.

Readmission: Weekend ticket holders can come & go. No readmission for day ticket holders, however exceptions will be made for those wishing to drop kids home!

Parking: We do not have any on site parking. The nearest car parks are Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, DLR Lexlcon Library and Queen’s Road Car Park. (Charges apply at all)

Can I bring my own food/drinks: No, we have a great range of food & drink vendors on site in our Eatyard.

Buggies for kids are allowed.

Folding chairs are allowed.

Here’s how the site looks like at the moment, it’s very subject to change so always check this page for the latest

Please note: Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. We cannot process name changes.

Check out our Spotify playlist for this year


This year we are proudly support the RNLI. They provide an invaluable service to Irish waters, and have a lifeboat station based in Dun Laoghaire. You can donate here.




Beatyard would like to thank the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company for all their assistance in running the festival




Here’s a little taster of what to expect…2016 action: