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
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
An unexpected pregnancy. An unknown father. The relationships that matter, and the secrets that don’t. Previews: From Thurs 6th June Opening Night: Wed 12th June Matinees: Selected Wed & Sat – 2.30pm Evenings: Mon to Sat – 7.30pm
For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world.
Green Shield stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It’s Ballymun in 1974 and happiness is at her fingertips. But when 15 friends and family gather to help her claim her winnings, all bets are off! During one fateful night, these determined women bring you into their lives in the ferociously funny The Unmanageable Sisters – Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.
After two sold-out tours of pubs across Ireland and the UK, Roddy Doyle’s ‘achingly, breathtakingly funny’ Two Pints takes to the stage this summer. The hilarious and provocative Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook. Now it’s a play. Two men meet for a pint. They talk about their Da’s, death, Nigella, North Korea, the afterlife… Settle down and listen in as they chew the fat and set the world to rights.
The smash-hit production of ANNIE comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre direct from London’s West End. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family… With its Tony® award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs It’s The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll love it!
For the past four years, Alcázar-Duarte has been working on a project related to current efforts towards space exploration. The resulting body of work will be open to the public at Instituto Cervantes Dublin and it is divided into three chapters: two of them have been completed, with the third in development. The first two chapters are called The New Colonists and Ascension. The work delves into the beginning of an era of technological prodigy. It encourages us to look to the far future with eyes wide open, as there is an imperious need to resolve current legal loopholes regarding space exploration for it to proceed in a peaceful and balanced way. The installation of the work, that takes part in PhotoIreland 2019 programming, includes an Augmented Reality component that works as a virtual portal to add an extra layer to the overall narrative presented. Monica Alcázar-Duarte is a Mexican photographer, currently based in the UK, whose work engages with the way we read and integrate images and information, at a time when information and its context changes at such a rapid pace. Her work examines the relationship between context, interconnection and conclusion. It draws attention to how much we all need to […]
The Open returns to the Island of Ireland for the first time in 68 years and it is going to be one of the best sporting events of the summer and you can get up close to the best players in the world! You can walk the course with them as they plot out their strategy for the week, you can catch some of them in the Autograph Zone or watch them on the driving range! If that’s not enticing enough you can also pick up the clubs and have a lesson in the spectator village where there are plenty of activities for all the family to get involved in. There really is something for everyone at The Open. Tickets for Practice Days (14 – 17 July) are available from just £15! Share The Open with the family and friends and create lasting memories. – theopen.com/tickets
More Dates Added: A new musical about a girl from Kerry and a boy from Dublin who fall in love despite the language barrier. Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is written by Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard and is a love story set on the eve of a Dublin Kerry All Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl, who’s moved to the big smoke for her dream job in The VHI, ends up falling head over her flat-shoes with a true blue Dublin team member. Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker? Only time, some great tunes and a bunch of cloakroom tickets will tell as Paul Howard uses his mighty comedy pen to see Copper Face Jacks: The Musical celebrate the nightclub that has become so much more than just a club and instead is home to millions of love stories and countless lost mobiles. Wednesday 10th July [Preview], doors 7pm, show 8pm Thursday 11th July [Opening], doors 7pm, show 8pm Friday 12th July, doors 7pm, show 8pm Saturday 13th July, doors 5pm, show 6pm Saturday 13th July, doors 8:30pm, show 9:15pm Monday 15th July, […]
Offering four days of open-sea racing by Irish and international teams in one of the most picturesque areas of Dublin Bay, the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019 is a must-do. Welcoming back many old friends from previous regattas, as well as plenty of newcomers, Dún Laoghaire will be the centre of great racing and a lively social scene, with entertainment for all ashore. The sea will be carpeted with up to 470 bobbing boats; cruisers, keelboats and dinghies from all over the UK and Ireland will be hitting the water. For Dubliners who haven’t found their sea legs, a trip out to the south coast during the regatta will mean a fun crowd, stunning views, great food and family events all along the water.
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.
Tickets on sale now Hot 8 Brass Band Announce ‘Take Cover’ European Tour + video for new single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Tru-ThoughtsFor over 20 years one of the most popular and visible funk-style brass bands in community parades and funerals has been the Hot 8 Brass Band. In 1996 sousaphone player Bennie Pete was instrumental in merging two former Fortier High School student groups, the High Steppers and the Looney Tunes Brass Bands, to form the Hot 8. The players grew up together and maintain strong, family-like bonds and regular membership. Most of them were born between 1975 and ’87 in a generation that grew up hearing mainly modern-style brass bands in community functions. The band can be larger than many younger groups often featuring ten members, including three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, bass drum, and snare drum. As is common among some more modern groups, the Hot 8 uses only one reed player and like most of the younger bands, the Hot 8’s funk style is a blend of influences from the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth, with more elements of contemporary r&b, rap, and its local variation, “bounce.” The uniqueness of their sound is mainly due […]
Written by Grace Corry Ronny has never felt worse. In a desperate effort to treat his depression, he turns to the last person he feels he can – his GP. Dr. Marianne Mc Cormack. A pillar of her community for many a year, Dr. Marianne is less than aware of how to approach such problems. Bold and a bit deranged, she sets about a frenzied range of ‘alternative’ treatments and in this single visit, Ronny learns about the power of dance and how the unexpected actions of one dope can help to shed some light into the darkness. An irreverent, thought provoking dark comedy which will make you laugh when you might feel you shouldn’t. But we’re sniggering at depression, not with it. Running time : 55 mins Recommended for ages 14+ WRITTEN + DIRECTED BY: Grace Corry CAST: Teri Fitzgerald & Lorcan Strain DEVELOPED at Smock Allies: Scene + Heard
The Gamelan is a fascinating instrument consisting of a wide variety of gongs, bells, and xylophone-type instruments, that produce a magical sound when played. The National Concert Hall Gamelan Orchestra was established by Dr. Peter Moran in 2014. The group originally began rehearsals in UCD, before moving to the NCH, to play on the specially-built set of gamelan instruments which was donated as a gift from Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta, Java. The ensemble’s first official concert as the NCH Gamelan Orchestra was to perform alongside the Royal Palace Gamelan Musicians of Yogyakarta, who were brought to Ireland to perform before the sultan and members of the Yogyanese royal family, and diplomatic delegates from around the world, for the gamelan’s formal “naming ceremony”. Since then, the ensemble has performed at festivals around Ireland, the UK and Indonesia, including the Electric Picnic, the Bray Jazz Festival, and the Yogyakarta International Performing Arts Festival in Java. In August 2018, the orchestra were delighted to be invited to represent Ireland at the International Gamelan Festival in Java. This year, we are delighted to be returning to perform once again in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Seating will be on the […]
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German industrial metallers Rammstein have confirmed they will be coming to the UK for one-night-only in 2019. The newly announced date will see the band headline Stadium MK in Milton Keynes on 6 July 2019. The gig is part of their first-ever stadium tour. The news comes shortly after the band revealed in a post on their official website that new music is coming, and that their seventh studio album is almost completed. First formed in 1994, Rammstein boast the accolade that their six-man line-up has remained unchanged. No mean feat for a band of their stature and longevity. Comprising of lead vocalist Till Lindemann, lead guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, bassist Oliver “Ollie” Riedel, rhythm guitarist Paul H. Landers, keyboardist Christian “Flake” Lorenz and drummer Christoph “Doom” Schneider, the band helped found a subgenre within German hard rock and metal that later became known as Neue Deutsche Härte. While the majority of their songs are in German, they have also performed songs entirely or partially in other languages including English, Spanish, French, and Russian. Rammstein’s award-winning live shows are known for their pyrotechnic elements and both on and off-stage theatrics. To date, the band have released six studio albums, including […]
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!
American alternative rock band Garbage have announced their first UK show in over two years to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album Version 2.0. They’ll be performing the Grammy-nominated album in full, and will also treat fans to all the B-sides that accompanied the album during its campaign.
From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways. With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe. The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innovative & research-led approach to audience participation and engagement in science, arts, design & technology for all ages and has sold out every year since it’s inception. In 2013 the festival was set up with the support of Founding Partners Dublin City Council, The Matheson Foundation, The RDS and Science Foundation Ireland. The festival brings together the most innovative leaders & strategic partners (local, national and international) in Industry, Education, Culture, Government, Media and Philanthropy who believe in forging a brighter future for Ireland and creating a culture of curiosity. Together we believe we can ignite Dublin’s curious heart.
This workshop encourages creativity and self-expression through the creation of a word or shape, by the participating children, using letterpress and full colour printing. (Max 6 children) 10.30 am-11.30am
During this workshop, children taking part will learn about and explore the basic principles of letterpress printing and discover how, through combining letterpress and new technologies with tinkering and making, they could express themselves in a fun and creative way! Max. 6children 12.30 pm – 13.30pm
The Wood Quay Summer Sessions return for a fourth year of free concerts every Thursday throughout July from 1-2pm. Every week, music fans will have the opportunity to see new and upcoming acts, as well as established acts, from across a wide range of genres performing in the wonderful setting of the outdoor Wood Quay Amphitheatre in Dublin’s city centre. Founded by Dublin City Council and presented in association with First Music Contact (FMC), Improvised Music Company (IMC), Music Network and The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), the Wood Quay Summer Sessions offers something for all music fans from trad to hip-hop, classical to contemporary and jazz to rock. Throughout the four weeks, there will be a food truck for any hungry music fans as well as ticket giveaways to upcoming events and concerts. July 4th presented with First Music Contact (FMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Erica Cody & JyellowL 13.00 – Erica-Cody 13.30 – JyellowL July 11th presented with Improvised Music Company (IMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Charlie Moon Quartet | RBG Trio 13.00 Charlie Moon Quartet 13.30 – The RBG Trio (Redmond, Brady, Gillard) July 18th presented with Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) 13.00 – Garth Knox 13.30 […]
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.