This 5 star tripadvisor-rated comedy sketch show returns to the International Bar and the Sugar club. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people, culture and customs using physical comedy and a box of strange props. Sketches include: The Complete History of Ireland in 7 minutes, An Interactive Game of Hurling, A Guide to Irish Music, and many more. This inventive, energetic show is ideal entertainment for the whole family with physical comedy for younger audiences and plenty of satirical comment for the adults. Join Dublin’s finest performers at the home of Irish Comedy- The International Bar at lunchtimes with a superb value lunch or at Dublin’s coolest music venue- TheSugar Club for afternoon performances. Full times and venues on our website. www.irealndasurvivorsguide.com
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon, the National Print Museum is delighted to announce two exhibitions. “To the Moon” is an exhibition, curated by Dr Ciaran Swan, that explores Ireland’s response to the man landing of the moon through print. Given the historical significance of the events of July 20th, 1969, a range of coverage was evident across the island. The front pages of national and regional newspapers, as well as the RTE Guide, give a flavour of the response. The Museum is also delighted to announce an exhibition of work by Year 2 BA [Hons] Illustration students of the National College of Art and Design entitled “A Letterpress Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Moon Landing”. The students worked with illustration Programme Leader Brendon Deacy and Jamie Murphy at Distillers Press to explore the fiftieth anniversary of man landing on the moon through the medium of letterpress. The students created a limited-editioned folio of prints on the theme of ‘the moon’. From Syrian scrolls written in the Second Century AD through to poetry composed by contemporaries, ‘the moon’ has been an inspiration throughout cultural history. The students are responding to selected prose with a […]
Inspired by and filled with the breathtaking images and enthralling artifacts from the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES, this all-new exhibition will drop fans into the center of the Seven Kingdoms for an up-close and personal look at authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the show. Featuring a unique mix of immersive environments, interactives, and multimedia content, visitors will experience the mythical lands of Westeros and Essos and relive the trials and tribulations of the series’ nobles and common folk alike who struggle for survival in the shadow of the Iron Throne. Visitors to the exhibition will see displays of costumes, props, weapons and armor and will explore several dynamic themed exhibition areas featuring series settings such as: The wintry landscapes of the North The tree-lined pathway of the Kingsroad The regal settings of King’s Landing, The conquered city of Meereen with its garrisons of Unsullied warriors and the loyalists of House Targaryen Iconic settings like the House of Black and White The home of the Night’s Watch — Castle Black And the frozen lands Beyond the Wall The show stopping centerpiece of the Iron Throne Room, where visitors can gaze upon the Westerosi seat of power in […]
Irish Famine Exhibition The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland’s turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word ‘Famine’ in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the ‘Famine’ years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. Some historians prefer to use the name ‘Great Hunger’ to describe this period of mass death from starvation and disease. This exhibition tells the story of what happened during those horrific years. We use rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, contemporary sketches as well as maps and statistical information. A 15 minute film with seating is included in the exhibition and the average time spent by visitors is 1 hour. A DVD of the exhibition can also be purchased at the venue. This exhibition is dedicated to all victims of the Irish Potato Famine or The Great Hunger. Please go to Irish Famine Museum for more information
A family struggles to survive. When do bonds bind too tight? And dreams become delusions? Previews: from Thurs 25th April 2019 Opening Night: Wed 1st May 2019 Matinees: Sat – 2.30pm Evenings: Tue to Sat – 7.30pm
Wednesday 1st May DECLAN GREENE plus support ^ Upstairs ^ DECLAN GREENE is a soulful Dublin-born musician who began his songwriting journey at 14. He has hit the top spot on iTunes multiple times and is currently touring Europe as a special-guest-support to GAVIN JAMES. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: SOLD OUT Thursday 2nd May FELONIES ON SALE FRI 15th MAR, 9AM FELONIES plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Formed in 2015, Wicklow-based alt-punks Felonies have striven to define themselves as one of Ireland’s most exciting live acts. Taking inspiration from the reemergence of distorted garage rock and post-punk, the band combines raw lyricism, harsh musicality and melodic hooks to carve their unique […] Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10 Friday 3rd May RYAN MACK ON SALE FRI 15th FEB, 9AM MCD proudly presents RYAN MACK plus support _ Main Venue _ Kildare native Ryan Mc Loughlin (aka Ryan Mack) was previously a member of the boyband Hometown who enjoyed a successful but short career with two number one singles and multiple tour dates under their belts Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15 Friday 3rd May V98 VIA EVENTBRITE.IE V98 plus support ^ Upstairs ^ V98 (Darragh Geoghegan – vocals, Conor […]
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’s line-up is sure to impress. Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrate 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 of 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.
Following our sell-out run at the Galway International Arts Festival, BAOITE comes to the Peacock Stage this May. BAOITE by Darach Mac Con Iomaire is a co-production between An Taibhdhearc and the Abbey Theatre. Scéinséir dorcha faoi lánúin iascaireachta a bristear ó chéile de bharr ciúnas agus bréaga an phobail agus iad sáite in agóid in aghaidh comhlachta fraiceála mara. A fishing family leads a desperate fight to defend their coastal community from the imminent threat of offshore fracking – but as the constant pressure of campaigning mounts, hidden fractures appear in the once-solid clan, as lies, legacies, deceit and ultimate betrayal undermine the family and destroy the community. Having written and directed the multi-award winning TV crime series Corp + Anam, this new Abbey commission by Darach Mac Con Iomaire sees the welcome return to the stage of one of Ireland’s most exciting writers.
The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Irish National Opera with the Irish Chamber Orchestra under Peter Whelan Mozart’s enchanting final opera. His most popular stage work. A timeless moral tale in a world of clashing cultures. “In The Magic Flute he [Mozart] miraculously combines a new simplicity with great seriousness and comedy” — Viking Opera Guide
OH SEES THE BUTTON FACTORY 21st May 2019 Tickets on sale now Aiken Promotions and U:Mack proudly presents Oh Sees live at The Button Factory, 21st May 2019. Tickets on sale now! Oh Sees have spawned another frothy LP of head-destroying psych epics to grok and rock out to. You’ll notice the fresh dollop of organ and keyboard prowess courtesy of “Memory of a Cut Off Head” album and noted key-stabber Tom Dolas…the Quattrone/Rincon drum-corps polyrhythmic pulse continues to astound and pound in equal measure, buttressed by the nimble fingered bottom end of Sir Tim Hellman the Brave and the shred-heaven fret frying of John Dwyer, whilst Lady Brigid Dawson again graces the wax with her harmonic gifts. Aside from the familiar psych- scorch familiar to soggy pit denizens the world over, there’s a fresh heavy-prog vibe that fits like a worn-in jean jacket comfortably among hairpin metal turns and the familiar but no less horns-worthy guitar fireworks Dwyer’s made his calling card. Perhaps the most notable thing about Smote Reverser is the artistic restlessness underpinning its flights of fancy. Dwyer refuses to repeat himself and for someone with such a hectic release schedule, that stretching of aesthetic borders and […]
Fancy a bit of a change at lunchtime? For a gourmet alternative, get down to CoCo Markets at Excise Walk. Mingle with residents and suits in the IFSC and browse stalls featuring a fabulous array of tasty delights from around the world. CoCo Markets already have with a big following in Dun Laoghaire and Marley Park, and offers a mouth-watering display of olives, sun-dried tomatoes, home-made breads and desserts, excellent lunchtime options and much more. The Docklands CoCo Market takes place every Wednesday from 12pm to 2.30pm at the IFSC in Dublin city centre, County Dublin.
Westlife are one of the most popular and best-known Irish bands of all time. Over the course of their 14 year career Westlife amassed enormous numbers of fans in Ireland and the rest of the UK as well as worldwide. Formed in 1998 and signed by Simon Cowell, the band originally comprised five members: Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne, Brian McFadden and Kian Egan. Brian chose to leave the band in 2004 to spend more time with his family, and released a solo single which went to No.1 in the charts. Alongside their many chart achievements, Westlife were also impressive on stage, with 12 international concert tours during their performing career. They visited countries across the world in four continents: Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. For their final farewell tour, the Greatest Hits Tour 2012, almost 85,000 tickets for the night at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin sold out in just five minutes, setting new records for ticket sales and forcing the band to extend the run by adding an additional show. Their final concerts were screened in 200 cinemas in 16 countries, including Ireland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Estonia, Indonesia and Denmark. Over the course of […]
‘No Parlez’ was Paul’s debut album. It reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1983 for 5 weeks and fast became triple Platinum. The album produced Paul’s first UK number 1 single – The Marvin Gaye cover of ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ and hits ‘Come Back & Stay’ & ‘Love of The Common People’. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. Originally in early 80’s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with ‘No Parlez’ and further top 10 hits such as ‘Everytime You Go Away’ & ‘Everything Must Change’. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single ‘Feed The World’ and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with
International singing & songwriting legend, Mariah Carey has today announced that she is bringing her upcoming Caution World Tour to Europe. The tour will open at Dublin’s 3Arena on 22 May 2019 then take over the prestigious Royal Albert Hall for a rare 3-day residency after which she’ll make stops in Paris, Hamburg, Aalborg, Barcelona, Bordeaux and Amsterdam. This announcement comes off the back of the release of her critically acclaimed 15th studio album, Caution. Honey B. Fly is the official Mariah Carey fan community. Legacy members of Honey B. Fly will receive first access to tickets starting Tuesday, February 5th at 10:00am local time. Fans may purchase a “Honey B. Fly Live Pass” today, which gives them access to exclusive Mariah Carey ticket presales, subscription to the MariahCarey.com Newsletter, special offers, contests, promotion and a free membership to Honey B. Fly, the official Mariah Carey fan community. Fans who are already registered simply need to upgrade their account with the Honey B. Fly Live Pass on MariahCarey.com.
Smashing Times: A Creative Celebration of the Centenary Vote for Women uses creative processes of theatre, film and online digital resources to explore the centenary vote for women in 2018, and reflects on the experiences of women today in relation to gender equality, human rights and diversity. The lead artist is Mary Moynihan, theatre and film artist, and Artistic Director of Smashing Times. Using creative processes and a feminist framework, the project brings artists, activist and local communities together to celebrate the centenary vote for women. The project begins with a process of research and identifies five positive stories of change experienced by pioneering women who fought for the vote in 1918, and five positive stories of change experienced by women today including women living in the Grangegorman area. The 10 stories are used to create a theatre workshop model and online exhibition and to inform the creation of a short film, all of which are then offered to the public to bring citizens, artists and activists together to explore the kind of Ireland we want for the future in relation to gender equality, exploring key questions such as ‘What does the vote mean to you?’ and ‘What can we do […]
The Ballymun Farmers Market is now located inside Ballymun Shopping Centre and is held every Thursday from 9am-3.30pm. It offers products from Dublin and the surrounding areas, so why not drop in to see some of our new stalls and see what bargains you can find.
Christ Church Market takes place on Thursday’s from 11.30am to 3pm and Saturday’s from 11am to 4.30pm. The aromatic smells that fill the air will tempt visitor’s taste buds making it irresistible to continue without side stepping inside to flavour the tastes brought to them by Irish Village Markets. Irish Village Markets is an amalgamation of some of Ireland’s finest chefs, growers and producers all under the one umbrella. Visitors to any of the lunchtime markets enjoy the tastes and quality food made with top quality ingredients and flavours from all over the world in the unique setting of Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin city centre. At the market visitors can enjoy a Cornish pasties, Gourmet Kitchen delights, noodles, schnitzels, oysters, waffles and lots, lots more.
(Dublin 2) Located at 60 Camden Street Lower, The Ferocious Mingle Market is a bohemian indoor market that sells food, coffee, clothes, jewellery, antiques and art. Whether you are looking for vintage wear and costume jewellery or just want to enjoy art, music and good food; The Ferocious Mingle Market has something for everyone. Thursday Friday Saturday
Dublin’s famous Liberty Market is located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, on Meath Sreet, off Thomas and the Coombe (near Christ Church). It offers the best bargains around on everything you are looking for from Clothing / Jewellery to toys and garden supplies blowing shop prices out of the water, our slogan says it all…….why pay more? Thursday Friday Saturday
The Market is located at Station Buildings, Park Place, at the corner of Harcourt Street & Hatch Street and operates every Thursday 11am-3pm with 30-40 stalls. All produce sold at the market are grown or crafted by the stall holders and is either organic or a related foodstuff, craft, etc.
Honest2goodness is a natural food market in Glasnevin which is open every Saturday for the best in fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, wines and other treats. We are passionate about wine and food and would like to share this passion with as many people as possible. We welcome with open arms seasoned connoisseurs and food and wine newcomers alike. So, if you’re drinking our wines, shopping in our market, eating our food, taking one of our courses or simply trying one of our recipes we hope you enjoy the experience as much as we do giving it!
Walking On Cars are creating sounds as beautiful and dramatic as the landscape that envelops them. From the Dingle Peninsula, the five creatives friendship gave way to a tuneful collaboration, borne out of a desire to write music. With songs reflecting both the isolation and consolation of Dingle, this year Walking On Cars look set to add to their increasing number of admirers. Singer Patrick Sheehy is comfortable to characterize their music with the ambiguous description “powerful and almost pop”. Pushing the sound higher, Sorcha Durham (pianist) and Dan Devane (lead guitar) give life to these Melodic imaginings. Paul Flannery on Bass guitar and drummer Evan Hadnett provide an intelligent and bodily support to their carefully crafted songs. Central to the house that they share is the rehearsal space, where each of The five can document song ideas at anytime – “ an advantage” of their environment and something not possible living in a city.
International bestselling author Lorna Byrne will be in conversation at The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 7.30pm. Lorna is the author of seven bestsellers, selling beyond a million books worldwide and is published in more than 30 countries around the world. She is also the founder of the Lorna Byrne Children’s Foundation, a charity that helps vulnerable and marginalised children across the globe. All proceeds from the evening will go towards its projects for 2019. Lorna will be interviewed about the extraordinary gift she has had for as long as she can remember, that she sees and talks to angels, physically. She will also share what they have taught her about hope, faith, love, peace, and of course angels. The event will also include a questions and answers session with Lorna and a blessing for those who wish to receive it at the end. Tickets are available from www.lornabyrne.com
Next 23th May, the personal and creative universe of Miguel Hernández arrives to Dublin in form of exhibition at Instituto Cervantes. “Miguel Hernández, In Broad Daylight”, curated by Juan José Téllez, closes the events to honour the poet from Alicante in the 75th Anniversary of his death: a global portrait of the writer through a comprehensive visual journey that follows Hernandez’s footprint. The opening of this new show will take place on 23th May at 6pm and will include the performance of guitarist Juan José Manzano to get you in the mood for this poetic walk. The show will be opened to the public until the 5th July and admission to the opening and the show are free. Pictures, paintings, letters and different memorabilia provided by the Jaén provincial government (Andalusia, Spain) reveal the essential keys of the author’s life and work, focusing on the young man who made poetry his creed. “Miguel Hernández, In Broad Daylight” includes fifty original pieces, including handwritten correspondence with authors such as Pablo Neruda, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Lorca or Ramón Sijé, in addition to those he sent to his wife, Josefina Manresa, mainly during the Civil War and his time in prison. The […]
Temple Bar Book Market is held every Saturday and Sunday Dublin city centre. A small but perfectly formed Pandora’s box for book-worms … take time to browse through the wide selection of old and new titles, classics and novels. Shoppers at Temple Bar Book Market in Dublin city centre, County Dublin, will find new, second-hand and rare one off books at stalls for adults and children. The market is held every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm.
Leopardstown Farmers Market is one of the oldest Farmers Markets in Ireland. It is well established with an excellent and loyal customer base. It is situated at Leopardstown Race Course,in South Dublin every Friday from 10am-4pm. It is essentially an indoor market with some outdoor stalls at the entrance. There is free car parking. Leopardstown Farmers Market is an old style food market with an excellent craft and modern jewellery section. The weekly event draws large crowds of eager shoppers from all over South Dublin, and there is a great friendly relaxed atmosphere. Regular stalls include Denis Healys’ Organic delights and jenny Mcnally’s vegetables.
Did you know that the average number of people visiting The CHQ Building on a daily basis is 7,000? Taking place on the first Friday of each month, the market features stalls selling a variety of produce and crafts. CHQ Market has a mix of stalls both inside and outside the building, a new and exciting market right in the middle of the IFSC. Everything from homemade chocolates, olives, muffins, fresh pasta & sauces, something to suit everyone.
Grace Gifford hailing from a Dublin middle-class Unionist background falls in love with leading Irish revolutionary Joseph Plunkett. Both agree to marry on Easter Sunday 1916 but a rising against British Rule in Ireland has been planned for that very day. Plunkett is vital to the revolutionaries plans as he is the military director of operations. Grace while sympathising with his cause prefers to wait until the outcome of the rising before giving her hand in marriage. In some of the most incredible scenes ever staged, the rising is defeated and Plunkett along with his comrades are sentenced to death by execution shortly afterwards in Kilmainham Gaol. Grace and Joseph plead to marry in the small chapel in the prison that very night. Their wish is granted and after exchanging wedding vows in the dark damp confines of the prison chapel, Plunkett is taken out the next morning and executed. Their tragic love story to this very day has found a place in the nation’s heart. Set against the background of the Easter Rising 1916, Cunningham in his well-researched writing introduces us to the lesser known internal difficulties within the Irish Volunteers. Eoin McNeil, leader of the Volunteers struggles to […]
Mark Knopfler, one of the most critically and commercially successful artists of all time, has announced a world tour with his band in 2019. The ‘Down The Road Wherever’ tour commences in Barcelona in April and will continue all over Europe including Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday 24 May before heading to the US through August and September. Knopfler, who will release his ninth solo studio album ‘Down The Road Wherever’ on 16th November, has always viewed touring as an integral part of the process of releasing an album, going from songwriting through recording and ending up on the road performing old and new songs. Says Mark: ‘My songs are made to be performed live. I love the whole process of writing them alone and then recording them with the band, but ultimately the best part is playing them to an audience live. I enjoy the whole circus, travelling from town to town and interacting with this group of players is a total pleasure. I’m really looking forward to it.’ Knopfler, who recorded ‘Down The Road Wherever’ in his west London studio, British Grove, will be performing on tour with an expanded ten-piece band most of whom have been working with […]
The Spice Girls 2019 stadium tour as they added a staggering five additional dates in quick succession over the weekend, and now with nearly all dates already sold out, the girls announce another new date kicking off the tour at Dublin’s Croke Park on Friday 24th May 2019, tickets for which go on sale this Thursday 22nd November at 9am. Subject to licence. With Ticketmaster UK’s MD Andrew Parsons going on to say “Demand for Spice Girls was off the chart. They have smashed through Ticketmaster UK’s records becoming the busiest ever sale. There were millions of people on our site searching for tickets, with a queue at one point of well over 700,000….from what we saw, they could have played nearly every night for a year.” Following the band’s first TV interview back on The Jonathan Ross Show last Saturday, they have announced their support for Comic Relief with the release of their #IWANNABEASPICEGIRL T-shirts. Emma, Melanie C, Mel B and Geri have shared more information on their campaign to raise funds to support Gender Justice for Comic Relief. The T-Shirts are available to purchase globally from www.represent.com/spicegirls. The era defining, history making, best-selling female group of all time […]