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Tradfest is one of those annual events that you have saved in your calendar, afraid of ever double booking and being denied the opportunity to revel in the marvels of some rollicking trad and folk. The festival occurs at the beating heart of Dublin’s arts and culture district, Temple Bar. It’s a place where buskers traditionally test out their newest songs and galleries open late for exhibition openings. In January, Meeting House Square is set alight with the luminescent joy that Irish traditional music brings to proceedings. There will be international acts performing shoulder to shoulder with the most awe-inspiring session musicians you’ve ever heard. You’ll be moved by lilting celtic airs or perhaps you’ll let your feet do the talking with a jig or a reel. Either way, Temple Bar Tradfest 2018 is a weekend to dive into, heart and soul. Experience the true essence of Irish life, with good times soundtracked by great music. Tom Doorley – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Big Country – St. Patrick’s Cathedral , Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 The Mulcahy Family & Mick O’Brien and Family – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Radiant […]

The annual SUBTITLE European Film Festival comes to Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire! FEBRUARY 1ST – 4th 2018 SUBTITLE: Where Cinema Speaks One Language: 4 Days – 15 Films – 8 Irish Premieres The hugely popular European film festival, SUBTITLE 2018 is coming to Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire in a brand new partnership bringing together a selection of European subtitled films that invite you to see cinema in a whole new way. For the festival’s inaugural year at Pavilion, there’ll be a cracking set of movies; some old, some new and some comedy classics. With a total of 15 films, there’ll be something to offer all tastes. The15 European films will be screened from Thursday 1st February to Sunday 4th. The festival hosts some of the most popular European films that rarely show up at the multiplex and it’s a great honour for Pavilion Theatre to screen the SUBTITLE Film Festival this year. If you’re looking for provocative, funny, accessible and smart European films, then SUBTITLE is for you! The festival was founded in Kilkenny in 2012 and it brings together a selection of European films that invites you to see cinema in a whole new way. Many of the films in the […]

2018 Marks the year of the Dog – see whats on around the capital Scroll-Making Workshop Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 10:30 – 13:00 Fee Free, Booking Required Guinness Storehouse Tours In Mandarin Venue Guinness Storehouse Date Fri 16 Feb – Sun 4 Mar Time 10:30 Fee €15 When Pre-Booked Tall Tail Venue Smock Alley Theatre Date Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb Time 11:00 (Fri) | 13:00 (Sat) Fee €6 Children / €10 Adults Dumpling Day Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 11:00 – 18:00 Fee Free, No Booking Required friday Lunchtime Chinese Culture Tal The World Of Dumplings Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 13:00 – 14:00  Fee €15 Rock Dog (2017) Venue Light House Cinema Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required How Lucky Are You? (Fully Booked) Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required Chinese New Year Family Workshop Venue National Museum Of Ireland – Collins Barracks Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:30 – 16:00 Fee Free, Spring Festival Gala Ireland 2018 Venue The Convention Centre Dublin Date Fri 16 Feb Time 19:30 (Doors […]

The largest Irish language festival in Ireland and around the world! Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival, which is the most popular celebration of our native language and culture in Ireland and many other countries each year. There was an excellent festival again this year, with almost millions of people taking part in hundreds of events around the world.

Various Locations, Wednesday 7th March – Sunday 11th March 2018 Founded in 2012, the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) is fast becoming an international acclaimed film festival which is held annually during the month of March in Dublin, Ireland. The festival also holds year-round screenings, talks & events. SRIFF celebrates world cinema where we discover new films and voices from around the world. As well as screening international films there is a “Silk Road Panorama” of films from countries part of the historical network of the Silk Road ancient trade routes. The Panorama includes Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean and European cinema. SRIFF identifies emerging international talent and connects them with audiences and industry.

Join 10,000 fun loving attendees at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, Ireland’s largest craft beer festival this March 8 – 10, 2018 at The Convention Centre Dublin. It’s more than just craft beer; be entertained by home-grown artists and enjoy culinary delights while tasting the latest beers and spirits all under the one roof. The Fair will feature a host of local and international craft beverages as well as local culinary delights. Musical entertainment will be provided by a range of home-grown acts and food producers will be on hand with unique food pairings to excite your taste buds! Thursday, March 8: 5pm – 11pm Friday, March 9: 5pm – 11pm Saturday, March 10: 12.30pm – 11pm

With over 2,500 attendees each year, Offset has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. Since 2009, from our Dublin base, we have attracted such creative icons as Massimo Vignelli, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, David Carson, Milton Glaser, Kyle Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Micheal Bierut, Shepard Fairey, Tomi Ungerer, JR, Lance Wyman, George Lois and Louise Fili to grace our wonderful stages. Takes place at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

This annual festival celebrates the contributions of gay people to the theatre, past and present. With an emphasis on new or recent works, and a broadly gay theme, the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival creates new opportunities for emerging gay artists and theatrical works. In its 15th year, the festival will celebrate in style with a packed programme. The material is rich; masculinity, feminism and politics all get covered in an imaginative way at this irrepressible and headstrong festival – it truly is a rebellious 15-year-old at heart. Join in the fun and creative brilliance at this festival which celebrates and embraces diversity in Dublin today. Times and Ticket Details TBC

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress. Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrates the very best of Irish and international talent. With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that suprise and inspire. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. Come celebrate many specially commissioned events in the City of Words.

Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival, Frobidden Fruit, is set to return for its sixth instalment on the June Bank Holiday weekend. The spectacular grounds of Irish Museum of Modern Art will once again play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which has become firmly fixed in the gig-goers calendar as the grand-opening to the festival season, and the official start of the summer. Set across four stages (Original Stage, Undergrowth, Lighthouse, Someplace Else), offering a wide selection of different styles of music, to suit all tastes, you can expect the usual fruity cocktail of great cutting-edge sound, comedy, art, good food, and festival fun. And we’ll see the return of the ever-popular Bulmer’s Lounge. Following the huge success of the inaugural Forbidden Fruit Night city take over last year, plans are in place for an even bigger offering of festival after-parties in official locations around the city running until 3am over the three nights of the festival and featuring some of Dublin’s best collectives joined by international guests off the festival line up. Headlining this year’s event, Australian rock outfit TAME IMPALA, with their new album “Currents” will be bringing their raucous synth sound to the […]

Timothy Jude Smith (better known by his stage name, Timmy Trumpet) is an Australian house DJ and producer. Smith became popular in Ibiza; playing live trumpet solos over electronic dance music tracks during DJs shows. He has supported and played alongside Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Fedde le Grand, Dizzee Rascal, Fatboy Slim and the Stafford Brothers. Timmy also makes regular appearances on the FOX8 reality TV show The Stafford Brothers. Timmy Trumpet has become known internationally for his jazz elements in the realm of global dance music. Now as a combined DJ/instrumentalist, he is ranked in the top 3 DJs in Australia (ITM Poll), performed at Ibiza’s Pacha and Miami’s WMC, and mixed both Ministry of Sound and Pacha albums. Signed to Ministry of Sound, three of his singles have reached the No. 1 spot on the ARIA Club chart. Timmy performs over 200 shows per year, including major festivals and international clubs. He is the No. 1 ranked DJ in Australia according to the 2015 inthemix DJ Awards.

News just in: Summer In The City is Ireland’s newest and most exciting open air event coming to RDS Dublin. It will run over two days featuring Ireland’s band of the year Picture This and the hottest artist producers in the world, The Chainsmokers. Picture This, will perform on Saturday, 23rd June along with Clean Bandit, JP Cooper and Little Hours.  The following day, Sunday, 24th June the hottest artist producer duo The Chainsmokers will take to the stage alongside Pop sensation Rita Ora. Picture This have had a phenomenal year with the release of their self-titled album storming into the charts at #1, the highest charting entry for a debut artist this year. Already certified platinum, the album has dominated the Top Five album charts since its release.  The band have just come off the back of a sold-out UK and Ireland tour, including two dates at 3Arena Dublin. Clean Bandit best known for their hit singles “Rather Be” and “Rockabye” featuring Sean Paul, will join the line up on Saturday. Their number #1 single for 9 consecutive weeks “Rockabye” has been nominated for numerous awards including “Best Song” at this year’s MTV EMAs. The Chainsmokers released their brand-new […]