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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

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.

A ripping yarn about a gang of Irish rebels taking on the Chicago underworld Chicago, 1923. After a failed assassination attempt on Eamon de Valera, a rogue Cumann na mBán unit flee across the Atlantic to escape the law. With Prohibition in full swing, they earn their keep by making bootleg poitín and selling it on to the Chicago mob. From Devious Theatre, the Kilkenny company behind the 2016 smash hit The Hellfire Squad, comes the second blood-soaked, blackly-comic installment of the Ripping Yarn Trilogy. Written by: Peter McGann + John Morton Directed by: Sarah Baxter Produced by: Clara Purcell About the company: Devious Theatre were founded in Kilkenny in 2006. We perform different works in different spaces for different audiences using different methods. Our work hops genre but stays rooted in a style of comedy we have honed over the years. We don’t like labels. Thus, our artistic credo is mostly ADHD based and fairly guerrilla. To this end, our goal is to kidnap as many young people away from gigs and cinemas and pubs and drag them to the theatre. We have performed 25 productions to date, become the first theatre artists in residence in Kilkenny Arts Office, […]

This year we are delighted to once again host the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival, and share the remarkable story and sheer variety of this amazing fruit – last year’s festival featured a World Record breaking 256 cultivars! The display runs in the Teak House until Sunday 1st September, alongside a series of tomato talks and fun activities for children. Entries accepted Friday 16th August 9.00am – 4.30pm & Saturday 17th August until 10am only Open to the public in Teak House Saturday 17th August from 2.00pm

Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) KINKY BOOTS is coming to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Don’t miss the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) as it embarks on its first ever UK and Ireland tour! It’s the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show. Monday 19th August 2019 Show 7:30pm Tuesday 20th August 2019 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 21st August 2019 Show 7:30pm Thursday 22nd August 2019 Show 2:30pm Thursday 22nd August 2019 Show 7:30pm Friday 23rd August 2019 Show 7:30pm Saturday 24th August 2019 Show 2:30pm Saturday 24th August 2019 Show 7:30pm Monday 26th August 2019 Show […]

A Story about Mourning What extent would you go to see the person you love again? Bright Eyes is a Dark Comedy which follows four near perfect strangers who are brought together through circumstances and end up spending an alcohol laced evening connecting with each other. They discover over the course of wine, whiskey and music that their meeting was not accidental and perhaps is far more sinister than they could have imagined. Written by: Joe O’Neill Directed by: Eimear Keating Lighting Design: Einne O Connachtáin Set Design: Josh Roxby Cast: Cat Coyle, Eoghan Collins, Joe O’Neill Kevin Maher

Tickets from €37.50 (additional charges may apply) go on general sale this Friday 22 February at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie. Be the first to secure tickets for Beirut with Selective Memory’s exclusive pre-sale. Register for access now and don’t miss out on tickets at http://bit.ly/Beirut_SM. Pre-Sale is live from 10am on Thursday 21 February. Zach Condon, the mastermind behind Beirut, released his fifth studio album Gallipoli on February 1st 2019. To celebrate the release, Beirut are currently touring headline shows throughout North America and Europe and today have just announced 2 highly anticipated shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street this August 2019. The 12-track Gallipoli started life in the winter of 2016, with Condon returning to his old Farfisa organ, the same one used to write the first two Beirut albums (2006’s Gulag Orkestar and the following year’s The Flying Club Cup). Following recording stints in New York and Berlin (where he now calls home), Condon settled in Sudestudio, a studio complex deep in rural Puglia, southern Italy. It was here that he rediscovered the old joys of music as a visceral experience which became the founding principle for Gallipoli.

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer…

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.

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!

Following a sold out run at Garter Lane, Abi Morgan’s Lovesong is a story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives – as young lovers in their late 20s and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. Their past and present selves collide in this beautiful tale of togetherness. All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience. Love is a leap of faith. It will be performed in the Civic Theatre, Tallaght on Thursday 29th of August and Friday 30th August at 8pm. ‘Compelling, understated perfection, both poignant and uplifting’ The Stage  ‘Deeply moving, potently mixing memory and desire’ The Telegraph ‘This portrait of enduring love tugs on the heartstrings’ The Independent

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.

The dlr Roger Casement Summer School and Festival is organised to honour the memory of Dún Laoghaire-born Irish revolutionary and international human rights advocate Roger Casement. This is the third year of the Summer School and will include a wide range of national and international speakers.

This picturesque location in Rathfarnham, overlooked by the historic 18th Century Marlay House and within the grounds of the 247 acre park is home to a playground, a par-3 golf course, a model railway, running and walking trails and various sports facilities including tennis courts, football pitches and a cricket ground. The Marlay Park Co Co Market is nestled within the charming craft courtyard of Marlay house. Vendors are keen to build relationships with customers and share their passion for their products.

Skerries Mills Farmers Market is held in Skerries, County Dublin every Saturday from 10am-4pm. Stalls include local vegetables, muffins, organic eggs, organic meat, home-made jams, marmalades and lots more. All are invited to enjoy and soak up the market atmosphere.

Blackrock Market was established in 1996, historically a coach inn on the busy eastern trade corridor in Ireland. It has a mixture of products and goods available and is unique in the sense that it combines a broad range of fine art, modern art, collectibles, furniture, soft furnishings and hand crafts with an eclectic mix usually only seen in traditional European flea markets. Blackrock Market is open every weekend, plus Bank Holiday Mondays from 11am-5.30pm in Blackrock, County Dublin. There is usually over 50 traders in attendance. The Market also offers a range of food and beverages.

Malahide Market is held every Saturday in Malahide, County Dublin from 2pm-6pm. With over 20 stalls of quality products at great value, Malahide Farmers Market is worth a visit on a Saturday afternoon. Shoppers will be able to buy fresh local produce and goods such as fruit and vegetables, cakes, cheese and jams, direct from the growers, farmers and producers. They also support local crafts, artists, and businesses with a wide range of stalls with something for everyone.

Something you can’t buy in a shop. Make it, bake it, paint it , knit it , Dream it up Whatever it is and you make it , you can sell it at the Cherrytree Saturday Market Every Sat 10 am to 4 pm

he Grand Social on Lower Liffey Street hosts a weekly Indoor Market every Saturday from 12 noon ’til 6pm.The Market has a mish mash of stalls ranging from Vintage Clothes, Designer threads, Vinyl Records, Retro Furniture, Contemporary Crafts, Bric a brac, Chic Jewellry, Books and lots more. We welcome local designers and collectors selling their one off pieces, Photographers, Illustrators and Craftmakers.We have numerous Vintage stalls who have amazing finds, Vintage Furs, Bags, Dresses and lots lots more, there is something for everyone. We also have many local shops in the city centre venturing out and talking stalls to promote their shops! Such as Shotsy Vintage, Golly Gosh Vintage, Flip Vintage Clothing, Wild Child selling Vinyl Records, Sybil Vein Antiques, Magpie’s Nest Antique, Vintage and Modern Jewellery. We are also proud to have such well know artists like Sean Hillen taking a stall from time to time. No week is the same at the market, as we rotate stall holders.We have the best music playing whist you can have a pint from the bar while browsing the stalls.

The Terenure Village Market (TVM) is now called Bushy Park Market located in Terenure, showcasing new local and established hot food, grocery food and craft stalls. A range of hot food is on offer, including organic burgers, African cuisine, pierogi (Polish dumplings), crepes and much more……… Coffee, tea and cakes are served from the classic three wheel van @ Saltpeter. Core Juicers supply delicious juices …and smoothies. TVM grocery section is host to an organic butchers, fish mongers, and award winning cheese mongers, a wide variety of bakeries, organic fruit & vegetables and also stocks a wide variety of artisan produce, including the best chutneys imaginable! Crafts range from wood-turning to hand-made soaps, from local prints & paintings to books and from knitwear & felt to fabulous home ware and much more…….. Please come and support this community project. Located at its new venue in Bushy Park, Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W. Back by popular demand TVM @ Bushy Park will run every Saturday from 11am-4pm.

The Red Stables Food Market runs every Saturday from 10am to 5pm (10am to 4pm in winter) in St Anne’s Park, Raheny, County Dublin. Stall holders for the Red Stables Food Market include bespoke foods such as hand made chocolates, artisan cheeses and preserves, organic meat, fresh baked bread, cakes and biscuits, toasted nuts and organic produce. The Red Stables is a Victorian two-storey building, located on the Clontarf side of St Anne’s Park which has been sensitively restored by Dublin City Council. The complex includes design studios, artist work spaces, a commercial gallery, café and courtyard area and is managed by the Dublin City Council. Formerly owned by the Guinness family, St Anne’s estate was acquired by Dublin Corporation (now Dublin City Council) in the late 1930s. The park is open to the public and attracts visitors young and old. The Red Stables are located just off the main avenue, between the world famous Rose Gardens and the children’s playground. Saturday

(Dublin 6) The Indoor Eco Fashion & Sustainable Craft Market is a fashion and craft market held at 169 Lower Rathmines Road held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm.

Market located Adjacent to Baldungan Castle, Skerries, Co Dublin. There is a car boot and general market section to this market. Saturday Sunday

This weekly market takes place every Saturday from 10am – 4.30pm at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar under the new retractable canopy. The reasons to buy your food at the Temple Bar Food Market are endless, low food miles, seasonal produce and a wide range of produce in all weights and portion sizes. The passionate Food Market traders are on hand every Saturday to tell customers all about their produce, how it was made and the very best way to cook and eat it!

The Temple Bar Designer Mart takes place every Saturday from 10am to 5pm on Cow’s Lane which is located in the Old City area of Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This outdoor market showcases the very best of handmade craft & design produced by Irish and Ireland-based artists. This outdoor market showcases the very best of handmade craft & design produced by Irish and Ireland-based artists. Great for browsing for gifts, or a treat for yourself, the independent designers, craftspeople and artists are on hand to give you an insight into their craft and story behind any individual piece. The market includes designers selling; wood turned goods (bowls, decorative pieces, etc),jewelry (precious metal and costume), woolen apparel (hats, scarves, snoods, cowl necks, etc), t-shirts, original drawings and prints, picture frames, amazing coats / jackets, and much more.

An organic market in St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse Street every Saturday from 9:30am-3:30pm. Farmers organic fruit & vegetables, organic butcher, baker, organic wines, cheeses, household goods & groceries, refill eco cleaners, natural cosmetics & vintage clothes. Plus various cafes with a great range to eat there or take away.

Jamestown Market is a weekend market located at 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, and is one of Dublin’s best flea market’s with a combination of new & vintage, modern & retro it is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a day over the weekend.There is a great variety of new, antique and second hand merchandise to suit every bodies taste and budget, including clothes, furniture, household, bric a brac and much more. Saturday Sunday

Every second Sunday of the month, Christchurch Hall at Sandymount Green plays host to the Sandymount Market, where you are invited to sample the best of local food, art and fashion. The market has been going for about four years now and attracts an array of colour, texture and taste, which serves as the backdrop to what has become an exciting social outlet for many of the stallholders.

Buttons and Bows Craft Market is a Craft Fair located at Iveagh Grounds, Crumlin on Sundays from 12-6pm. Stalls include jewellery, cards, candles, home decor, bags, baby items, home bakes goods and much more.  

At our weekly drop-in workshop, children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. These workshops are suitable for children of all ages, and take place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in our Atrium. These free workshops take place weekly, every Sunday from 11.30am. Join us for a special tour designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers. Our aim is to make the artworks fun and engaging for kids, and to welcome families and visitors of all ages and encourage them to feel comfortable in the Gallery. All welcome; no booking necessary. 12:30pm

This September, Off The Ball’s Roadshow, in association with Cadbury, are bringing Premier League legends Roy Keane and Gary Neville to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The former Manchester United captains will join us for a special off-air event on September 4th, discussing their careers at the highest level and giving their analysis and predictions on the new Premier League season. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Aware, providing support and information for people who experience depression. Between them, Keane and Neville won 15 Premier League titles. They know everything there is to know about winning what is still considered the best league in the world of football. Having both also gone into management post their playing careers, we’ll also get their analysis on modern day management. As box-office TV pundits in their own right, we’ll also be discerning how two of the most forthright talkers on the game express their opinions with millions watching.

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point.) The Rising Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing professional musical theatre pieces to Irish stages with Irish casts, and looks to integrate younger performers with seasoned professionals in all their productions. Written by: Adam Gwon Musical Director: David Wray Directed by: Andrea Basquille Cast: Niall Gallagher, Julie Power, Sean Riddick, Roisin Sullivan

A beautiful one-man show, an elegy to life, love and loss, Incantata tells the story of a man celebrating and remembering a great love affair. Incantata is written by one of Ireland’s most revered writers, the New York based, Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon which premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival. Irish actor Stanley Townsend is mesmerising in this highly visual production directed by Sam Yates, designed by Rosanna Vize with video design by Jack Phelan. Incantata features a haunting and stunning score by the composer Teho Teardo, lighting design is by Paul Keogan with sound design by Sinéad Diskin.

The Dublin Beer Circus Is Back For The Second Year Running! Family Fun, Craft Beer, Local Foodie Favourites At Leinster Cricket Grounds To Close Off The Festival Season 2019 5th / 6th / 7th September 2019 @ Leinster Cricket Grounds Dublin Beer Circus Is Open From 5pm-10.15pm (Last Call) On Thursday 5pm-10.15pm (Last Call) On Friday And… Bring Along The Kids From 10.30am-3.30pm On Saturday For Some Family Fun (Free Entry Until 3.30pm) Doors Are Then Open Until 10.15pm (Last Orders) Last Entry 9pm Each Night!

From the producers of the World’s Most famous circus ‘The Moscow State Circus’ and The Extreme Stunt Show; comes the all new and sensational CIRCUS EXTREME® – This year there should only be one date in your diary to come and see this adrenelin-packed performance, filled with stunts and acts never seen before in Ireland. With something for all the family CIRCUS EXTREME® combines world-famous circus artists, clown escapades and hair-raising extreme stunts that will have you on the edge of your seat. Circus Extreme is thrilled as part of the World Tour to be coming to Ireland  in 2019. A one-of-a-kind performance, that has been five years in the making and features some of the most talented performers in the world. Ireland was specifically chosen as the location for Circus Extreme due to its diverse cultural background. Ireland is a major centre of the creative industries, and one of the most visited countries in Europe with an outstanding reputation for hospitality, where better to celebrate the vibrant, artistic and awe-inspiring nature of the circus. Merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the jam-packed Circus Extreme which features show-stopping performances […]

Russell Howard has announced UK tour dates, bringing his latest show Respite on the road. The tour follows the record breaking success of Round The World in 2017, and marks the comedian and presenter’s biggest global stand-up tour to date. He will be kicking things off on 19 September 2019 in Newcastle, and tour arena around the UK through autumn 2019.

National Services day is organised each year by FESSEF, an entirely volunteer-led effort. FESSEF’s mission Promote awareness and goodwill among the public for the role played by service personnel in protecting the safety and security of citizens.​ Create opportunities for the individual services to show their appreciation for the ongoing support they receive from members of the public. As we continue our mission, we encourage communication, co-operation and friendship among the personnel of the Services themselves. Find out more about FESSEF here. FESSEF History Seamus O’Neill, a retired school principal never forgot the support local Frontline Service workers gave to his school.“We’d had no money in the school and the army and the guards used to play football matches to fundraise for us. So in 2013 I was looking around and there was nothing in the State that recognised the work that the emergency and security services were doing.” He decided to do something about it. He pulled together volunteers from all the Frontline Services to form a non-profit organisation: FESSEF. Their mission would be to create events for the public to show their appreciation, while fostering greater collaboration between their services.

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breath taking show spectacular has been perfectly created for hen nights, birthday parties and girls nights out with all your friends. With special guest appearances on some of the UK’s biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, This Morning, Geordie Shore and The Only Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out Worldwide tours, it’s no wonder The Dreamboys are the only show of its kind in history to have celebrity status. If you’re looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible hunks. An action packed 2 hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more.

The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms and offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector.Followed by fans and first timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 30,000 spectators for 16 days and nights each September, transforming Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe. The scale and environment of the festival broadens arts participation, introducing artists and audiences and playing a pivotal role in the fabric of Dublin and Irish cultural life. Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.

Following their sold out shows at Vicar Street and Ulster Hall last year, The Proclaimers come to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of their highly anticipated return to Ireland. It has been 32 years since Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans throughout the world. All prices include a €1 facilities fee per ticket. Telephone & Internet bookings are subject to a maximum s/c of €6.85 per ticket/ Agents €3.30.

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As creative now as ever, Gilbert O’Sullivan returns for a series of rare solo performances that will see him present new songs alongside classics in an intimate and unforgettable setting.

Ireland will play four fixtures as part of the 2019 GUINNESS Summer Series in preparation for next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Tickets for Ireland’s final Summer Series match against Wales on Saturday, September 7 are selling fast as fans prepare to bid farewell to the team ahead of the Rugby World Cup. It may not be the last international for Rory Best and Joe Schmidt but it will mark their final appearance at the Aviva Stadium before they head off to Japan a few days later. Ireland kicked off the build-up with a five-try win over Italy last Saturday. The squad now head to Portugal for a warm weather training camp before taking on England in Twickenham on Saturday week (August 24) and Wales in the Principality Stadium on Saturday, August 31. A week later Ireland will host the Grand Slam champions at the Aviva Stadium in what promises to be an enthralling final game before the Rugby World Cup.

Future Beauty is the worlds first, interactive, clinical and aesthetic show and exhibition dedicated to bringing women into one venue to meet the countries best dermatologists, cosmetic dentists, aesthetic doctors, nurses and plastic surgeons to discover and learn about the latest treatments and technologies in the fields of medical beauty, cosmeceuticals, clinical treatments and aesthetic dentistry. The weekend will revolve around our main stage line up which will see the above mentioned experts host hourly talks on everything from clinical skincare (retinol to rosacea), laser treatments (Fraxel v IPL), cosmeceuticals (salicylic v hyaluronic), fat loss treatments (freeze v heat, suck v cut), tweak-ments (Botox, fillers, profhilo, sukenos ), pelvic floor / gyne issues (incontinence to prolapse), smile alignment (gum grafting to implants),and even plastic surgery (breast reduction, to thread facelifts). And best of all is attendees can access the best aesthetic doctors, surgeons, dentists, and dermatologists in the country.

A live graphic novel created via a wildly physical fever pitch of dance, theatre, and animation, Villains by Luke Murphy premieres 8-13 September at Project Arts Centre as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. An evening length work for five performers, Villains investigates the roles of hero and villain in contemporary culture in an era where your 15 minutes of fame is often followed by a lifetime of infamy. Inspired by Twitter rants, incredulous outrage and outrageous hypocrisy, world leaders stepping from the world of reality TV, protest and protesting protests, Villains looks at the myths we conjure up, accept, destroy and forget all within the course of a week. Villains weaves a new fable of mysterious characters, conflicted heroes, innocent bystanders and big big bad guys.  Performers reveal their alter egos and origin stories to rise to meet and defeat the great threats around them. Then as the perspective skews and perceptions shift each hero becomes a villain and  a new hero must rise… Video Designer David Fishel generates a comic book world with a multi-screen video installation of animated and real life film segments, pulling the fantastical from the every day, while projected animations are mapped onto bodies to […]

September 9th to 14th. Bord Gais Theatre/ €21+ In a major musical adaptation, Frank McCourt’s memoir ANGELA’S ASHES returns to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre stage in an emotional telling of a childhood in Limerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies, told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour. As his parents struggle to provide for him and his brothers in 1940s Ireland, we follow young Frank’s escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken father, a helpless mother, pompous priests, bullying schoolmasters, money-lenders and dancing-teachers, culminating in his defiant escape to a new life in America. A haunting score adds to the emotional impact and the humour of the story. ANGELA’S ASHES THE MUSICAL has that rare gift of bringing an audience to tears one minute, laughing out loud the next – by turns deeply moving and riotously funny. Described by The New York Times as a “stunning memoir”, back in 1996 the publication of Frank McCourt’s ‘Angela’s Ashes’ caused a literary sensation. The book climbed quickly to the top of that newspaper’s Bestseller lists and remained there for nearly three years selling 4 million copies in hardback alone. Since then, […]

Senior Men Friendlies Three International Friendly | Aviva Stadium 10 Sep 2019 19:45 Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria

Senior Men Friendlies Three International Friendly | Aviva Stadium 10 Sep 2019 19:45 Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later. 7.30pm

She began her career as a pop music songwriter, penning tracks that have been given to Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, and Gwen Stefani. Michaels released her debut solo single with Republic Records in 2017, “Issues”, which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and garnered her Grammy Award nominations for Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Her major-label debut extended play, Nervous System (2017), peaked at number 48 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. She has also received nominations for MTV Music Video, Billboard Music, and American Music Awards.

Frank Skinner returns for his first live shows in five years. Catch him at the Leicester Square Theatre in London from 3 June – 4 July as he performs a one-hour show in the heart of the capital’s comedy circuit. From September, Frank will tour the UK with brand new show, Showbiz. Frank Skinner’s live career began in 1987 when he spent £400 of his last £435 booking a room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Four years later, he returned to the city and beat fellow nominees Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard to take home comedy’s most prestigious prize, The Perrier Award. Frank’s last live stand-up show, Man In a Suit, sold out its debut run at London’s Soho Theatre and a subsequent five-week residency at the Leicester Square Theatre. Away from the stage, Frank’s TV credentials include The Frank Skinner Show (ITV), which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated for BBC Two. In 2014 Frank guest starred in an episode of Doctor Who. With David Baddiel, Frank created and presented Fantasy Football and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. As England made their World Cup run last summer, the iconic football […]