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IMMA Collection: Freud Project is a major five-year initiative for IMMA, where fifty-two works by painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011) have been lent to the museum’s Collection by private lenders. During this unique project, IMMA will present a series of Freud-related exhibitions each year. The third exhibition in the series, Gaze, continues to actively explore Freud’s practice by positioning other works from the IMMA Collection alongside selected works by Freud. As the title suggests, the exhibition is concerned with a human gaze; of the artist, the sitter or the viewer of the work. Gaze particularly asks us to examine relationships between the artist and the sitter, and also focuses on the representation of the nude and the oftentimes visceral portrayal of the body in art, particularly in Freud’s work. Unfolding over a series of three floors in the dedicated Freud Centre, the exhibition encourages the visitor to journey from room to room, allowing space for reflection, but always considering who is gazing at whom. At times you are sharing the viewpoint of the sitter, at times the artist, but you are always involved in a constant exchange between all three perspectives in the room; the viewer, artist and sitter Showing alongside […]

This loan exhibition presents a selection of the finest eighteenth-century Venetian works from the UK’s Royal Collection. Paintings, drawings and prints by Canaletto will be shown alongside groups of paintings and drawings by his contemporaries, including Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, and Giovanni Battista piazzetta. Most of these works were acquired by George III directly from Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, who was a passionate collector, dealer and supporter of Venetian artists and Canaletto’s most enthusiastic patron. As well as offering superb examples of eighteenth century Venetian art, the exhibition gives a fascinating insight into the social circles and artistic networks of the period. The exhibition will be complemented by two publications: a full-length 400-page hardback catalogue and a mini-booklet featuring selected highlights.

Martin McDonagh’s work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike. The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan (Inis Meáin) off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew’s arrival in neighbouring Inishmore (Inis Mór) to make a documentary about life on the islands. “Cripple” Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film, and to everyone’s surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance…. or so some believe.

Thursday 31st Jan BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents TBC Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, FREE ENTRY The Manuscript & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY Friday 1st Feb LARRY DEAN Aiken Promotions presents LARRY DEAN plus support _ Main Venue _ Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry Dean has a new hour of ‘unexpected and excellent’ ★★★★★ (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem. Doors: 8pm Tickets: €14.50 Saturday 2nd Feb THE PALE Born Optimistic presents THE PALE plus support STRANGE BY NATURE _ Main Venue _ The Pale return to Whelan’s to mark the start of what will be a frenetic year for the Dublin stalwarts. Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15 early Bird / €20 Sunday 3rd Feb THE UNELECTABLES THE UNELECTABLES (Nick Kelly, Paul Byrne, Sean Millar, Leslie Keye) _ Main Venue _ Due to popular demand our election rally has been moved to the man venue in Whelan’s. THE UNELECTABLES are five stately ruins of former […]

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production features a live orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine and tells the story behind the classic hits. With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.  Motown the Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. Tony nominated Motown the Musical received its world premiere in April 2013 in New York and recouped its $18 million investment by the end of 2014.  The first US National Tour opened to critical acclaim in Spring 2014 in Chicago, grossing $20 million dollars during its standing room only sixteen-week run, and continues to play to packed houses across America.

Smock Alley Theatre is delighted to announce our 4th Festival of New Work – SCENE + HEARD 2019. A festival of new work across Music, Theatre, Comedy, Circus, Dance, Drag, Children’s Theatre & Spoken Word. We asked artists to bring their most original ideas to our stages to inspire our audiences, and to encourage them to give honest feedback on the works in development. These artists delivered. With over 105 companies showcasing new work this year, the fabulously restored 17thcentury playhouse that is Smock Alley Theatre will come alive with the most playful, inventive, absurd, terrifying, comic and heart wrenching performances from Ireland’s rising and established theatre, radio, stand-up, spoken word, musical, drag and dance stars. The 2019 programme offers the best tasters of never-before-seen works in progress from all corners of the island. A variety of wild and wonderful performances are programmed within 60 minute slots at very happy prices. Theatre delicacies abound with stories overheard on the bus in Routeless, twitter meltdowns in 140 Characters, moving statues in Pilgrimville, self acceptance in Belly, an epidemic of disappearances in Have You Seen This Girl?,a new take on Waterford Crystal (the horse not the manufacturer), resurrection of the dead in The Common Task, and crazy weeding shenanigans in Gone Full […]

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to present Efference Copy Mechanism, a large-scale installation by Ronan McCrea. The exhibition comprises a complex arrangement of superimposed slide and 16mm film projections that draw on the artist’s personal archive and accumulated image bank, continuing his ongoing exploration of celluloid materiality, appropriated and found images, instructional film and pedagogy, reproduction and indexicality. The darkened gallery space is divided by a line of steel archive storage shelves. From within this structure – at once functional and symbolic – an array of signals, control boxes, cables, looping mechanisms and projectors orchestrate the combination of images onto the surrounding walls. This spine-like structure is a key to the exhibition’s title. In neurological terms an efference is a motor signal from the central nervous system to the periphery. A copy of this signal – an efference copy – is created as the signal exits the brain and is re-routed to other areas of the sensory cortex, thus explaining our perception of stability despite constant eye movement, and how sensory signals generated from external stimuli can be distinguished from signals resulting from one’s own actions. Efference Copy Mechanism acts as a metaphor and framework for the artist’s thinking on his […]

Glasgow-based CHVRCHES released their third full-length album Love Is Dead earlier this year, having previously dropped The Bones of What You Believe in 2013, and Every Open Eye in 2015. The summer has already seen the Scottish synth-pop trio appear at TRNSMT Festival, Parklife and Citadel, as well as festivals in mainland Europe and the US. Their third successive top 10 UK album, Love Is Dead features the singles Miracle and Get Out, as well as the sultry My Enemy alongside The National’s Matt Berninger, and Never Say Die.

DIFF curates and presents the best in emerging International and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience through its flagship annual festival, along with a range of year-round events. DIFF aims to offer memorable experiences through audience interaction and engagement with filmmakers, actors and industry professionals, along with informed debate about the future of film as an art form.

February 1st Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse – Extra dates confirmed for 2019 February 2nd Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse – Extra dates confirmed for 2019 February 3rd Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse – Extra dates confirmed for 2019 February 5th Steel Panther – Sunset Strip Live! Tour February 6th Steel Panther – Sunset Strip Live! Tour February 7th Kieran Quinn Theme Night – The Story So Far February 8th Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance – Vicar Street February 9th Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance – Vicar Street February 10th Behemoth – Vicar Street February 14th Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything – Vicar Street February 15th Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything – Vicar Street February 16th Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything – Vicar Street February 17th Smokie live at Vicar St February 18th Microdisney – Vicar Street February 20th Eddi Reader live at Vicar St February 21st Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling – Seven Extra Dates Added! February 22nd Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling – Seven Extra Dates Added! February 23rd Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling […]

Glasgow-based CHVRCHES released their third full-length album Love Is Dead earlier this year, having previously dropped The Bones of What You Believe in 2013, and Every Open Eye in 2015. The summer has already seen the Scottish synth-pop trio appear at TRNSMT Festival, Parklife and Citadel, as well as festivals in mainland Europe and the US. Their third successive top 10 UK album, Love Is Dead features the singles Miracle and Get Out, as well as the sultry My Enemy alongside The National’s Matt Berninger, and Never Say Die.

Fresh from Edinburgh Fringe, Ireland’s top comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog return to road with their new show Craicling. With their great chemistry and witty humour, audiences can expect belly laughs right from the start! Foil, Arms & Hog announce seven extra dates to Vicar St with new show Craicling due to popular demand. Former children and regular eaters Foil, Arms & Hog return to Vicar St with their new show. Craicling is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a class on how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about life as a monk and the assassination of a classically trained actor. Best known for their YouTube videos (100 million online hits), their live show is what they’re most proud of. Foil, Arms & Hog’s show on March 10th will be suitable for Deaf / Hard of Hearing patrons. A sign language interpreter will be present during this performance.

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.

(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    

As the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, Keith Barry has been blazing a trail across the globe for many years. His mind-blowing skills have been showcased in over forty international television shows, including his most recent series, You’re Back in the Room. The first hypnotism format on TV in the UK for several years, this show garnered huge audiences and proved to be a big prime-time hit for ITV. As well as his own hugely successful US TV series, Deception with Keith Barry, Keith has appeared many times on some of the most prestigious US shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Conan O’Brien Show. He has also brain-hacked many celebrities including Woody Harrelson, Bono, Nicole Scherzinger, Morgan Freeman and many more. One of Keith’s recent projects saw him working as chief mentalist and hypnotist consultant for the blockbuster movie, Now You See Me. Shot in New Orleans and Paris, it starred Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine and grossed over $360M at the box office. His huge success in working extensively with Woody Harrelson, who plays a mentalist, ensured he was hired as chief magic […]

Feb 01 Fri 19:00 Elvana Feb 06 Wed 19:00 The Lemonheads Feb 08 Fri 19:00 Sleaford Mods Feb 09 Sat 19:00 God Is an Astronaut Feb 10 Sun 20:00 Witt Lowry Feb 14 Thu 19:00 Maggie Rogers Feb 15 Fri 19:00 Maggie Rogers Feb 16 Sat 19:00 Neneh Cherry Feb 20 Wed 19:30 David Duchovny Feb 22 Fri 19:00 Amine Feb 25 Mon 19:00 Sleeping with Sirens Feb 27 Wed 19:00 An Evening with Brian Fallon – Songs From the Hymnal – Feb2019

Get that Friday Feeling! Get a truly behind-the-scenes perspective on the workings of the IFI Irish Film Archive and let us show you the film vaults deep beneath our Temple Bar building. We’ll talk through the incredible collections held in the IFI Irish Film Archive, show you around the climate controlled film vaults and talk through how we safeguard our collections that span from 1897 to the present day. We preserve over 30,000 cans of film and 10,000 broadcast tapes, and our collections include newsreels, feature films, home movies, travelogues, advertisements and documentaries; as well as film collections from such internationally renowned film directors such as Jim Sheridan, Lenny Abrahamson and Alan Parker. You’ll then be treated to lunch at the IFI Café Bar located in of the most unique film houses in Dublin.

Dlr Heritage Events are delighted to host three evenings of Local Traditional Irish Music and Song from award winning Local traditional musicians in the wonderful setting of Marlay House. Book your tickets here for each night. If this event does not sell out, there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door each evening. The music nights will take place on the following nights at 7:30pm: Friday 22/2/2019 Woods Family (Traditional Music and Singing)/ Róisín Chambers (Singing) Friday 29/3/2019 Moynagh Family (Traditional Music)/ Mac Uilleagóid Family (Traditional Music) Friday 26/4/2019 Cathal Croke (Uilleann Pipes)/ Colm Ó Coisdealbha and Brian Dillon (Folk Singing)

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is a conservatoire centre of excellence for education in the performing arts. We offer high quality, performance-based study programmes in music from age 3 through to doctoral study, an undergraduate programme in drama performance, and courses for adults.

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.

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.

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

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!

The likes of Chad Valley, Disco Dick, Polly Ester and Bri Nylon will all join Brutus on stage to make it a night to remember along with a special appearance by former Rose Royce lead singer Gwen Dickey performing some of their iconic hits live including Car Wash, Is it Love You’re After and Wishing on a Star. Leeds based legendary DJ Steve Luigi will also be going back to his disco roots to help get the party started as part of the evening’s entertainment.

Bellator is set to return to 3Arena on Saturday, February 23, as trash-taking Irish prospect James Gallagher (7-1) looks to defend his home turf against Steven Graham (6-3) in the bantamweight main event of Bellator: Gallagher vs. Graham at 3Arena. The event will be broadcast free on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, as well as DAZN.com, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. GMT and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.ie and Bellator.com, as well as the 3Arena box office. James Gallagher readies for his highly anticipated return to Dublin on Feb. 23, where he will look to start his 2019 campaign off with a bang. Fighting out of Strabane, Ireland, “The Strabanimal” hopes to notch his eighth career win and fifth since joining Bellator two years ago. With seven victories and six finishes over a three-year stint, the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) product is undoubtedly one of the brightest young stars in the MMA world. With impressive finishes over Chinzo Machida and Anthony Taylor, Gallagher hopes to duplicate that same success inside 3Arena in front […]

All of Edna O’Brien’s novels published during the 1960s were ruled “indecent and obscene” under the Censorship of Publications Act. This started when the publication of The Country Girls caused outrage. It was banned in Ireland by the authorities and publicly burned by the clergy. Notoriety quickly turned to fame and this coming of age story of two young women in 1950s Ireland became a best-seller.

Malcolm Middleton Fri, 01 Feb Former member of Scottish indie legends Arab Strap who released 6 critically acclaimed albums through the Glasgow based Chemikal Underground label before disbanding in 2006, guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Middleton comes to Dublin and the Grand Social. Nicki Bluhm Sat, 02 Feb After nearly a decade spent with the Gramblers, and recent high-profile collaborations (Phil Lesh, Infamous String Dusters, Ryan Adams), and a split from her husband and musical mentor, vocalist and songwriter Nicki Bluhm is stepping out on her own with her new album, TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL. Messthetics live in the Grand Social 03 Feb, 20:00 The Messthetics are an instrumental trio featuring Brendan Canty (drums), Joe Lally (bass), and Anthony Pirog (guitar). Paisley Presents: The Limiñanas 08 Feb, 20:00 “Sounds as if they have stepped out of Quentin Tarantino’s dreams…. a 60s-saturated stunner”- Uncut Don’t miss Paisley Presents: The Limiñanas in on Feb 8th The Limiñanas 08 Feb, 20:00 – 23:00 The Loft Doors 8pm Admission €14 Academy Lane in the Ballroom 08 Feb, 20:20 Dublin band, Academy Lane is Ireland’s answer to new-wave rock and roll. ISLAND 09 Feb, 20:20 Oxford-formed and London-based Alternative quartet, ISLAND, have already built a […]

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

Peace Proms promises to be a huge celebration of youth, music, energy and sheer talent on an epic scale. Peace Proms is an outstanding production, suitable for all the family – young and old! The critically acclaimed Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland will perform with the Belfast Children’s Peace Choir which is made up of 3,500 Primary School children from all over Northern Ireland. The choir will sing a programme filled with family favourites including Disney and Pop Medleys, and powerful peace anthems like Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’. The programme is packed full of fun and has something for everyone – there’s even a Disco Medley.

Kids Comedy Magic Show Tour 2019 This show is not to be missed! With only ONE show in your area, advanced booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment! Perfect for audiences young and old with Magic,Comedy and entertainment to suit all ages! Limited Amount Of Tickets Available Book Now https://kidscomedymagicshowtickets.eventbrite.ie/ Venue  :  Radisson Blu Hotel , Athlone Adults Go Free Doors Open 2:30pm – Showtime 3:00pm Infoline : 0863930929

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique. Sun 24 Feb 2019 14:00

Brian Eno inspired exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Academy until the Conceived by Eno as ‘visual music’, 77 Million Paintings, a constantly evolving sound and image-scape born from his continuous exploration into light as an artist’s medium and the aesthetic possibilities of generative software, will be installed at the RHA Gallery, January 2019. This ever-changing, large-scale music and light installation evolves slowly around the audience, who can relate to it as a conventional painting while aware that the same combination of images will never be seen again. 77 Million Paintings is an example of what Brian Eno calls ‘generative art’: “One of the things which strongly draws me to generative art is the idea that the thing is so big, in that there are so many variations, that not even the artist can see all the possibilities. Since my first experiments with light and sound in the late 1960’s, I’ve never ceased to be fascinated by the amazingly intricate, complex and unpredictable results produced by simple deterministic systems. Out of simplicity, complexity arises. That is for me the most incredible idea of evolution theory and of cybernetics. John Cage once said: “The function of art is to imitate nature in […]

Mezzanine XX1 will be a totally new audio / visual production featuring Elizabeth Fraser and designed by Robert Del Naja with collaborators to be announced at a later date The show will re-imagine Mezzanine twenty one years on from its release using custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences Robert Del Naja says: “It’s going to be a one off piece of work; our own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip”

With a career now spanning over four decades, Adams is a rock’n’roll icon. Since the release of his debut Self-Titled album in 1980, the Canadian has gone onto sell more than 65 million records worldwide, has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and completed multiple sold-out arena tours across the globe. A hit machine, some of Bryan’s best-known singles include (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, When You’re Gone, All for Love, Please Forgive Me and the iconic Summer of ’69. Watch the official video for the timeless anthem below: One of the most accomplished live performers in music today, Adams has toured the world multiple times and sold out iconic venues such as the Royal Albert Hall in London, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and Madison Square Garden in New York City. His last UK tour was a hot ticket, taking in venues such as The O2 in London and Manchester Arena. Bryan is currently gearing up for the release of his 14th studio album. Details are a well-kept secret, but the album is expected to arrive shortly after the newly announced tour.

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. They are suitable for schools, students, families, historic groups and individuals interested in local history. The National Maritime Museum are delighted to participate in this again in Winter 2019. The Museum is housed in Dún Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners Church, opposite the dlr Lexicon. Experienced guides will bring you on a voyage of discovery enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea. You will learn about maritime history, exploration, navigation, radio, deep-sea cable technology, nature and art inspired by the sea and relevant to the school syllabus. See the revolving Baily Optic, try the electrified steam engine and pause to reflect at the Titanic exhibit, the Royal Navy prisoner’s docks and the war memorial. Dates: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:00 Monday, 28 January 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:00 Monday, 4 February 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:00 Monday, 11 February 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 11:00 Monday, 18 February 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:00 Monday, 25 February 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 11:00

Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult. Standing tickets are recommended only for those over 14 years of age. Over 18’s ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times. 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.

Catfish and The Bottlemen’s third album will be titled The Balance, set for release on Friday 26th April 2019. In a rush of confirmations following the successful release of new single, Longshot, earlier this month, it’s now known that the new album release will be closely followed by a run of live shows across UK and Europe this Spring, including a return visit to The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 30th April, after their sell out show there on 26th February. New songs from the 11-track album will feature in a 12-show run that kicks off in Galway, the Republic of Ireland. The newly announced arena dates throughout the UK will offer disappointed fans, who missed out on their imminent and SOLD OUT arena dates this February, another chance to score tickets. The guarded four-piece remained tight-lipped during the recording sessions for their new album, but now offer further insights into the new material set to soundtrack their journey onto yet bigger stages. In the breaks between electrifying outdoor and festival shows in 2018, Van McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert ‘Bob’ Hall (drums) and Benji Blakeway (bass) retreated with Irish producer, Jacknife Lee, to carefully craft The Balance over […]

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.

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.

The Grammy Award-winning jazz rock band Steely Dan is returning to the UK early next year. With co-founder Donald Fagen in the lead, they’ll perform at arenas across the country with legendary British artist Steve Winwood as a special guest. Founded in 1972 Steely Dan have sold over 40 million albums worldwide. Their debut album Can’t Buy a Thrill, 1974’s Pretzel Logic and 1977’s Aja were named on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. Released in 2000, Steely Dan’s album Two Against Nature won four Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Although band members have changed throughout the years, Fagen has been assembling a crack group of acclaimed musicians to support him on recent tours. Known for their intelligent lyrics and infectious harmonies, Steely Dan boasts an extraordinary catalogue of material to showcase that’s packed with hits.

The biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jason Byrne’s inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him and his sell out shows have attracted accolades including the highly coveted Perrier Newcomer Award Nomination and the Perrier Award Nomination.