Festival Directions & Accomedations
The Seacoast Irish Festival takes place in heart of Downtown Dover as The Rotary Arts Pavilion and the upper end of Henry Law Avenue are transformed into the festival site. Festival-goers are encouraged to walk or ride bicycles to the festival site, however, those choosing to drive may park in the following locations and walk to the site.
- Transportation Center Lot - 33 Chestnut Street
- Library Lot - 73 Locust Street
- Third Street Lot - Third Street
- Orchard Street Lot - Orchard Street & Central Avenue
- Portland Avenue Lot - Portland Ave
- As well as ample On-Street Parking on Central Avenue and Washington Street
All of these locations are no more than a 5 minute walk to the Festival Site.
Automobile - Served by Exits 6 through 9 on NH Route 16 (Spaulding Turnpike), Dover is just minutes away from Interstate 95. Routes 4, 9, and 125 provide east and west corridors to and from interior New Hampshire and southern Maine.
Train - Dover is one of three New Hampshire stops on the Amtrak Downeaster line with service from Portland, ME to Bostonís North Station. Connecting service to the Amtrak system is available via a short transfer to Bostonís South Station. Doverís Transportation Center is in the heart of our downtown.
Bus/Taxi - C&J Buslines provides service from Boston (downtown and Logan Airport) to Dover, NH, with connections in Portsmouth, NH and Newburyport, MA. Local intercity bus transportation is provided by COAST and Wildcat Transit. Taxi service is readily available at Transportation Center, Bus Terminal and an on-call basis.
The Dover area boasts charming country inns, elegantly restored Victorian bed and breakfasts, and a wide variety of properties representing major hotel brands. Regardless whether your stay is for business, pleasure or both - youíll find Doverís lodging options conveniently located near the action.
Comfort Inn & Suites
10 Hotel Drive • Dover, NH
603-750-7507 • http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel/nh014
96 well appointed rooms, suites with microwave, fridge & wet bar. Meeting room, indoor pool/spa, guest laundry, complimentary breakfast buffet. No pets.
Silver Fountain Inn
103 Silver Street • Dover, NH
603-750-4200 • http://www.silverfountain.com
Lovely Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn located in Dover's historic district. Walking distance to downtown. 9 elegant guest rooms with private bath, modern amenities. Full breakfast.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
21 Members Way • Dover, NH
603-516-0929 • http://www.dovernh.homewoodsuites.com
88 suites equipped with fridges, microwaves and stovetops. Breakfast incuded in daily rate & welcome home reception nightly Monday - Thursday.
9 Hotel Drive • Dover, NH
603-516-5600 • http://www.dover.hamptoninn.com
A Select Service Hotel. Our goal to provide superior guest service at competitive rates. Indoor pool & whirlpool, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, meeting rooms, Internet, exercise room. 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Dover Durham Days Inn
481 Central Avenue • Dover, NH
603-742-0400 • http://www.dover-durham-daysinn.com
In the heart of Dover within walking distance of anyone's needs. Prestigious Chairman's Award and Five Sun Burst Award for outstanding quality and service. Accepts pets.
Ayers Lake Farm Campground & Cottages
557 Route 202 • Barrington, NH
603-332-5940 • http://www.ucampnh.com
Seasonal campground and cottages open May 20 September 20, waterfront and wooded R.V. and tent sites. Daily, weekly, seasonal rates. Quiet family atmosphere. Canoe and kayak rentals. Free hot showers and flush toilets. Dumping station. 46 sites with electric, water, and septic.
78 Wakefield Street • Rochester, NH
603-332-0107 • http://www.governorsinn.com
The Governor's Inn provides fine dining & accommodations with large, spacious, elegant suites with private baths. There is a function room for 150 people & a lounge for our guests.