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To celebrate our 10th year in Dundrum Town Centre, the ice rink moves to a great new location in Building 5, Dundrum South. Less than 5 minutes walk from our old home in the Pembroke District, this year’s rink is our biggest and brightest yet. From inside the centre just take the Balally Luas exit between Starbucks and Boots on Level 2 or, from outside the centre take the steps down from the Tesco Car Park beside Intersport Elverys or walk up Sandyford Road from the Mill Pond and turn right just before Asfield College. Monday-Friday : 15:00 – 21:00  (Last Session 20:00 HRS) Saturday & Sunday : 10:00am – 19:00 (Last Session 18:00 HRS) Off-Peak = First three sessions daily* (excluding Dec 22nd to Jan 6th) Adult – €14 Child (Under-12) – €13 Family of three – €36 Family of four – €44 Peak Adult – €16 Child (Under-12) – €16 Family of three – €44 Family of four – €55

Wild Lights, the spectacular night-time experience at Dublin Zoo, is back and it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Showcasing a brand new theme – Stories, Myths and Legends. With magical scenes from well-known stories like the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan and the Jungle Book…to best-loved nursery rhymes and characters from Irish Mythology – all brought to life by dazzling, giant colourful silk lanterns! See over a thousand breath-taking, illuminated lanterns transform Dublin Zoo into an enchanted wonderland as darkness falls. Along the way enjoy the live Chinese performers before visiting the food and drink stalls for some tasty and warming treats! Tickets for Wild Lights are on sale from September 18th for annual pass holders and September 20th, at dublinzoo.ie/wildlights Note: Children and visitors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times and teenagers may be required to show ID.

For the third year running, HeadStuff and Aiken Promotions are thrilled to announce the return of the Dublin Podcast Festival. Back by popular demand, Dublin will host headliner shows and live podcasts across multiple venues this November. Tickets for the events will go on sale from Ticketmaster.ie and outlets Nationwide on Monday, 12th August 2019 at 10AM.   The Podcasts ascinated with Gearoid Farrelly The Podcast Studios – 9th November | €15 Those Conspiracy Guys The Sugar Club – 13th November | €22 Phoning It In The Podcast Studios – 14th November 7PM | €15 Words To That Effect + Shedunnit The Podcast Studios – 15th November 7PM | €15 Off Message, Pat O’Mahony’s Media Podcast Whelans – 18th November | €13 Bandwagons SOLD OUT – The Podcast Studios – 14th & 16th November 7PM | €15 The Alison Spittle Show The Podcast Studios – 16th November 9PM | €15 The Irish Passport + Motherfocloir The Button Factory – 17th November | €18 Where is my Mind? The Sugar Club – 18th November | €24 Fireside The Podcast Studios – 10th November 7PM | €15 Double Love The Podcast Studios – 21st November | €15 Jarlath Regan presents An Irishman […]

October 17th 2019: The 2019 IFI French Film Festival, the event’s 20th anniversary edition, is here. Ireland’s largest French cultural event will run for twelve days at the IFI from Wednesday 13th to Sunday 24th November. With 28 features in total, the festival opens with Céline Sciamma’s critically acclaimed Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and closes with Christophe Honoré’s award-winning On a Magical Night. Director Cédric Klapisch, known for such films as L’Auberge espagnol and Paris, will visit the festival to take part in a Q&A following the Irish premiere screening of Someone, Somewhere. Tickets are now on sale from www.ifi.ie/frenchfest. The festival opens on Wednesday 13th with a Gala Screening of Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which won the Best Screenplay and Queer Palm awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Starring Noémie Merchant and Adèle Haenel, the film centres on the burgeoning love affair between an artist and the woman whose portrait she has been commissioned to paint. A particularly strong representation of female filmmakers at the festival includes new films from Lucie Borteleau (Lullaby), Justine Triet (Sibyl), Manele Labidi Labbé (Arab Blues), and Anne Fontaine (Pure as Snow). The festival will also feature a special tribute to pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché (1873-1968). Guy-Blaché’s […]

In Jack Thorne’s superb retelling of this timeless Christmas fable, Dickens’s dream-like story is transformed into a theatrical experience in which inclusivity and community are centre stage, and the barriers between stage and audience are re-imagined for the 21st Century in a re-configured Gate auditorium. Previews from: Friday 15 November 2019 Opening Night: Thursday 21 November 2019 Matinees: Selected Saturdays and Wednesdays – 2.30pm Evenings: Mondays to Saturdays – 7.30pm Age Guidance: A Christmas Carol is recommended for audiences aged 8+.

With just her sax and a suitcase, Zandra Mitchell joined a jazz band and toured the world.Born in Phibsborough, Dublin in 1903, she was Ireland’s first female saxophonist.While the twenties roared she found her way through Europe to Berlin. The dictators rose; the books burned; the bombs dropped…and Zandra played her sax. Darn Skippy Productions present Zandra, Queen of Jazz — a play with original music, based on an extraordinary true story. The early development of this piece was supported by an Emerging Artist Bursary from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office; with further support from dlr LexIcon Library. Written and Performed by: Roseanne Lynch Directed by: Katherine Soloviev Original Music, Arrangements and Sound Design by: Richard Lennon Poster by: Eugene Korolkov About the company Roseanne Lynch and Richard Lennon, artistic directors of Darn Skippy Productions, also happen to be married. When we first started dating, Richard (a New Yorker) used the phrase “Darn Skippy” in a sentence, and Roseanne (a Dubliner) was completely bewildered. Was he referring to a kangaroo who needed his socks mending? What was he talking about? Richard explained that saying “Darn Skippy” is like saying, not just “yes”, but “YES!!!!” It is now something we say to each […]

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical, starring Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies! Tickets from €21.00. Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London’s West End, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business! Star casting to be announced. Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture. Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009. Please note: Age recommendation 12+. This production contains comic sexual references, light drug use and the occasional curse word. Dolly Parton will not be appearing live in this production. Tuesday 19th November 2019 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 20th November 2019 Show 2:30pm Wednesday 20th November 2019 Show 7:30pm […]

Rex Orange County is set to release a new album, Pony, in late October 2019. It will be his third studio album, following his 2016 debut release bcos u will never be free and his 2017 effort Apricot Princess. Containing the singles Untitled and Never Enough, Apricot Princess was well received by critics and earned the musician a place on the annual BBC Sound of Poll in 2018, where he finished runner up to Norweigein pop powerhouse Sigrid. Shortly after the release of the LP, Rex Orange County was featured on the enigmatic Tyler, The Creator’s fourth studio album Flower Boy, contributing vocals to the tracks Boredom and Foreword. In June 2019 the musician performed at Glastonbury, drawing a huge crowd to the festival’s Park Stage. Rex Orange County will hit the road this autumn, in celebration of his forthcoming album

The Mountain Goats (Duo) come to Button Factory Wednesday, Nov 20th! Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15th at 10am local. https://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/198299/934115

After supporting Metallica in Slane Castle last May, Ghost return to Ireland and will bring “The Ultimate Tour Named Death” to 3Arena on Wednesday November 20th. All Them Witches and Tribulation will support on all dates. Limited VIP packages will be available. Log on to ghost-official.com for all ticketing and VIP information. The tour is in support of Ghost’s critically-acclaimed album Prequelle that earned Top 10 status in 15 countries, received a Best Rock Album GRAMMY nomination in the U.S., a Swedish Grammis nomination as Best Hard Rock/Metal Record of the Year, and was named Best Album of 2018 in Kerrang!, Revolver, and Metal Hammer, with Kerrang! readers themselves echoing this sentiment, voting Prequelle winner of Best Album at the annual Kerrang! Awards ceremony held in central London just last month. Meanwhile, album track ‘Faith’ is currently A-listed at both Kerrang! and Planet Rock radio – the third single in row to make A-List across both stations.

Inish is a small seaside town in Ireland. It has never been on the map, but it has been making headlines lately, for all the wrong reasons. Could the performances of the newly arrived De la Mare Repertory Theatre Company really be the cause of the town’s strange behaviour? Drama at Inish is a much-loved favourite from the Irish canon and was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1933. This new production takes this brilliant farce by renowned Cork playwright, Lennox Robinson, into 1960s Ireland, and features a superb cast of Ireland’s best-loved actors. Director Cal McCrystal, the acclaimed Comedy Director of One Man, Two Guvnors brings his unique style to the Abbey Stage for the first time, where he is joined by some of Ireland’s leading theatre designers. Dates: 21 November – 25 January 2020 On the Abbey Stage Free First Preview: 21 November Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30 Early Bird tickets available until 17 October Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 9 January, 7:30pm

As passionate about running events as we are about sharing the extraordinary accomplishments of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors, The Jonathan Swift Festival now in its third year is hosted by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin and produced by a small but dedicated team of Swift enthusiasts. Supported by Failte Ireland, Dublin City Council and UNESCO City of Literature, the festival is a vibrant collaboration between a number of creative bodies and cultural institutions across the city who have a historic or cultural links to Jonathan Swift’s life and work. November 24 | 15.15 Choral Evensong Saint Patrick’s Cathedral November 24 | 14.00 Georgian Lunch at Dublin Castle Dublin Castle November 24 | 10.00-13.00 Family Printing Day with the Print Museum Marsh’s Library November 24 | 10.00- 20.30 Casual Choir, Handel’s Messiah Carmelite Community Centre/ Saint Patrick’s Cathedral November 24 | Protest and Dissent in 18th Century Dublin, with Donal Fallon Citywide November 23 | 18.00 Second City, 300, 150, Today Saint Patrick’s Cathedral November 23 | 15.00 The Gorgeous Georges National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks) November 23 | 15.00 Georgian Dublin; The Forces that Shaped the City City Assembly House (Georgian Society) November 23 | 14.30 Georgian Dublin […]

Is our rapacious appetite for flesh leading us to eat our planet to death and might bovine flatulence prove fatal? Should we be considering Cow Taxes rather than Carbon Taxes. The Festival of Politics is back to fearlessly answer these and other questions. Forget about the war of the WAGS, we are here to find out just what a political football the game of soccer really is. Meet the US author who says RFK’s killer Sirhan Sirhan is an Innocent Man and hear the proof firsthand. Learn about the Irish American Reporter described by Hemingway as the ‘greatest writer who ever lived’, was she really murdered for uncovering the Truth behind JFK’s assassination? Join us as we expose the dark side of NASA – and the ideas of free love, debauchery, and “Sex Magick” behind the project that took man to the moon. We are just scratching the surface. We are here to plumb the depths of ‘political’ esoterica, armed only with irreverence, unquenchable curiosity and varying degrees of seriousness. This is not a think-in. This is not an Ard-Fheis. This is not your everyday Festival of Politics!

Scotland’s surefire one to watch, Lewis Capaldi released his beautifully stripped back single, ‘Someone You Loved’. The new release follows on from an incredible run of events that has seen the singer-songwriter not only shortlisted for the Brits Critics’ Choice award, but also perform on Top Of The Pops over the new year. Released as part of Capaldis emotionally driven ‘Breach’ EP, ‘Someone You Loved’ currently sits at number 16 in the iTunes singles charts, has surpassed 23 million streams on Spotify and was chosen as Scott Mills’ ‘Track of The Week’ on BBC Radio 1. Previous single ‘Grace’ was performed by Lewis in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, as well as spending weeks on the station’s A List.

Award-winning comedian Brendan O’Carroll presents Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical? which will tour UK arenas from March until December 2019. Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical? promises to take audiences on an exhilarating, side-splitting and musical adventure across a string of UK dates, with both matinee and evening shows across the weekend. In March, the show will be at The SSE Arena in Glasgow, followed by Newcastle and Manchester in April, Cardiff, Birmingham and Leeds in June, London in July, Belfast and Liverpool in November, and Sheffield in December 2019. Mrs. Brown’s Boys appeared first on Irish radio station RTÉ 2fm in 1992, followed by a series of books written by star O’Carroll from the mid 1990s onwards. The multiple award-winning television series Mrs. Brown’s Boys launched on the BBC in early 2011, and Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie was released in 2014. In addition to the musical, their BBC One series All Round to Mrs. Brown’s will continue next year, with record-breaking viewing figures since its launch in 2017, and a third series on the way in 2019.

The ground-breaking Norwegian pop star this month also released the highly-anticipated new single Sucker Punch, following her critically acclaimed RAW EP and incredible jam-packed festival performances at Electric Picnic and Longitude this Summer. Highlighting the breadth of Sigrid’s maturing talent and aptitude for song writing, Sucker Punch cements the 22-year-old’s rise to pop prominence.

He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’ s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, BBC Three’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now. Winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.

A journey to the boundaries of the human mind, Homeland is a collaborative artistic research project, opening a new critical space within which to create/ produce and support a platform for public awareness of Moving Image. The call, open to international artists is fruit of the collaboration between LOOP festival (Barcelona) and the Damer House Gallery (Roscrea, Irlanda). In its sixth year, Homeland includes a selection of 12 artists who will exhibit their work at Damer House (August), Instituto Cervantes Dublín y Loop Festival Barcelona (November). The exhibition at Instituto Cervantes Dublin includes a videoart piece containing the work of sixth artists from Bogotá, Cuba and Spain. The works by Bea Sarrias & Morrosko Vila-San-Juan, Glenda León, Juan David Galindo, Lois Patiño, Fito Conesa and Francesca Llopis, explore the themes of childhood, architecture, marine landscape, technology, the spiritual and poetic aspect of the being or the body. A second piece presents the works of sixth Irish and other international artists who reflect on the relationship of the individual with the world, the effective way of protecting the body when confronting a catastrophe, the relationship between humankind and nature, memory, power or communication, the interpreting and manipulation of today’s communication. The […]

TheatreworX is back with this year’s Helix Panto ‘The Three Musketeers’. With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto! TheatreworX is renowned for it’s hilarious scripts with the perfect cast resulting in the best family Christmas outing. With audience favourites Aidan Mannion and Colin Hughes returning along with Chris Corroon’s Lola amongst others, this year’s production is set to tickle the funny bone yet again. Come along to The Helix this Christmas to see yet another fresh, fun and exciting panto that will leave your face and sides sore from laughing. Sensory Friendly Show: Wednesday December 18th at 7:00pm The changes incorporated into the sensory friendly show include softer and brighter lighting, no sudden noises or bangs, music at a suitable level and a particular allowance is made for children who may need to move around more and may react in different ways to a performance. In addition to these changes, no flashing merchandise will be available in The Helix during the sensory -friendly performance.

Electric Six has often used The Devil as subject matter for its songs because of that last bit, the part about corruption and adulteration. That’s what Electric Six has been trying to do with its music now for quite some time!!!! We want to corrupt young women….just like The Devil!!! There’s nothing more rewarding than the seduction of a young innocent maiden, forcing her to wear demonic dresses, levitating her towards the great fiery skull and watching her eyes turn black as she gives into evil and becomes the bride of The Devil!!!! That….is why we started this band….to help women realize their potential as sexy evil maidens with eyes reflecting the utter darkness of a corrupted soul.

In 1989, The Stone Roses released their seminal debut album ‘The Stone Roses’. In 2019, The Total Stone Roses (UKs no1 Stone Roses tribute) from Manchester celebrate the 30th anniversary of that release by performing the entire album live at Button Factory, Dublin on Saturday 23rd November 2019 plus a second set of B-sides and other hits. If you love I Am The Resurrection, Made Of Stone, Fools Gold, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums and many more then do not miss this exclusive opportunity to hear your favourite album played in full! Tickets €20adv + €2.25bf 18+ Event Box Office: www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-total-stone-roses-button-factory-dublin-tickets-54655544204

The Motorsport Show is a must-attend event for all motorsport fans, experts, collectors and car enthusiasts. The Motorsport Show is an international celebration of the very best in motorsport, performance cars, manufacturers, clubs and motorsport products in a perfect day out for all. One of the show’s highlights features will be an indoor live runway where cars are fired up and driven, displaying many types of motorsport machines and performance cars together under one roof. If you race, race cars run on funding, not on fuel! A Sponsorship and The World of Motor Racing Conference will also be part of the weekend activities.

Liam Gallagher has confirmed details of a forthcoming UK arena tour, in support of his new album Why Me? Why Not. due for release on 20 September 2019. Liam rose to fame as the frontman and lead vocalist of the Manchester rock band Oasis from their formation in 1991 to their heated break up in 2009. One of the biggest British exports of all time, Oasis sold over 75 million records and regularly sold out stadiums across the globe. After the dissolution of Oasis in 2009, Liam founded the band Beady Eye who released albums in 2011 and 2013 before calling it quits in 2014. After a period out of the spotlight, Liam Gallagher returned to music in 2017 deciding to release material under his own name for the first time. He released his solo debut album As You Were in September 2017. The record saw Gallagher return to the sound that first made him famous and was a hit with critics and fans, topping the Official UK Albums Chart on release and receiving praise from the likes of NME, Rolling Stone and Q. Earlier this year the documentary As It Was was released, chronicling the iconic singer’s struggle to […]

Foy Vance will follow the release of two very special new albums this year – ‘From Muscle Shoals’ & ‘To Memphis’ – with an extensive headline North American and UK/Ireland tour throughout October and November. This includes a stop off at The Olympia Theatre for a fully seated show on Wednesday 13th November. The award-winning Northern Irish singer-songwriter will be accompanied by his band for the tour, his first live dates in over two years. Foy Vance: The Tour begins in Woodstock, NY on 12th October and culminates with a hometown show at Belfast Waterfront Hall on 23rd November. Tickets priced from €28 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy

Just announced, Krept & Konan will play an Over 14’s Olympia Theatre show on 23rd November 2019! Tickets priced from €24 including booking fee and €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 60% of all suicides. Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. We fund groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change. Some Events during Movember: 1 November 2:00 PM Movember Walking Tour 10 November 11:00 AM Splash For The Tashe Forty Foot Dun Laoirghe , Dublin 12 November 11:00 AM Movember An Danlann 23 November 9:30 AM Dublin 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun 28 November 7:00 PM Movember Quiz Doyle’s Corner Phibsboro, Dublin

Ireland’s most amazing Santa Train Experience. Located at the 5* luxurious Palmerstown House Estate & with 30,000 visitors annually Santas House Express has become one of Ireland’s best-loved Santa Experiences. Join Mrs Claus, the Elves, and a group of other fantastic characters and attractions, performers and entertainment. Enjoy a host of fun and games before your journey starts. Ride aboard the Santa Train Express through the beautiful grounds of Palmerstown House Estate to Santa’s Magical Kingdom. Explore Santa’s Manor Home, meet and have fun with all Santa’s super amazing characters. Listen to Mrs Claus story and then finally meet the big man himself. View more photos on our Gallery Page

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873. Today, families come from far and wide to experience the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself! The 2019 – 2020 fabulous Gaiety Theatre pantomime is Aladdin

The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band.

Following it’s US premiere ‘Fáinne Óir’ arrives in Dublin! FAINNE OIR – The story of a golden ring! A story of hardship and sadness – of celebration and love born of the West of Ire-land and imbued with the spirit of the west! A story of famine times which takes the audience on a journey! A journey from famine-stricken Mayo to the sights and sounds of New York City – and back home again! This new production, composed by Mayo’s acclaimed choral and orchestral con-ductor Kathy Fahey with choreography by renowned ‘Riverdance’ and ‘Lord of the Dance’ lead dancer, Ciara Sexton, will be narrated by Sarah Lafferty! Featuring contemporary dance and supported by The Mayo Concert Orchestra and vocal group, Vox Fusion, Fainne Oir is an entirely new composition from the pen of Kathy Fahey.

Circus 1903 features talented acts from around that world that are sure to take your breath away while transporting you to the mesmerising Golden Age of circus. Enjoy daredevil performances by acrobats, jugglers, trapeze and high wire performers, contortionists and more. Plus, Circus 1903 includes incredible puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse, who put remarkably created elephants back in the ring as you’ve never imagined. Perfect for all ages, don’t miss this captivating turn-of-the-century circus this Christmas.

From 28th November – 1st December 2019, The Festive Edition of Taste of Dublin comes to the RDS for its inaugural event, transforming it into a foodie haven set to be the unmissable highlight of the festive season. The festive edition of Taste of Dublin offers visitors the unique opportunity to source essential ingredients from artisan producers, engage with Ireland’s top culinary talent, be on the front line of festive masterclasses from cocktail making to tablescaping and relax in the gourmet atmosphere of the season’s finest food and drink festival. Thurs 28 Nov 17.30-22.30 Fri 29 Nov 12.00-16.00 & 17.30-22.30 Sat 30 Nov 12.00-16.00 & 17.30-22.30 Sun 1 Dec 12.00-18.00 Tickets are sold for each session and are only valid for the time and date indicated on the ticket. Sample boutique food markets where a mouth-watering array of food and drink purveyors, artisan producers and manufacturers offer exclusive and unique products

Alec Benjamin simply refers to himself as a ​“narrator​.” Inspired by Eminem, Paul Simon, and Citizen Cope, the Phoenix-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter fashioned a cinematic, lo-fi sound that stirred up a buzz online right out of the gate, landing him a major label deal by the age of 18. A day after he turned in his first album, he was dropped by the label he thought would take his artist project to the moon. However, it was going to take a lot more to stop him. Alec immediately hit the road for a self-booked European tour in May 2016. He performed ​“parking lot shows”​ for fans outside of Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan concerts, handing out business cards to leave a tangible keepsake for those listening and building his brand from the ground up.

Björk announces the European premiere of Cornucopia with 8 upcoming shows including 3Arena on 28 November 2019. According to Björk, this is her “most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators. Cornucopia is probably as expansive as I will get … an effort to find an equilibrium between all areas.” Cornucopia is digital theatre crafted around Björk’s most recent album ‘Utopia’. The show is created and produced by Björk, with music co-produced by Arca, and the staging directed by film director Lucrecia Martel. The digital visuals are by media artist Tobias Gremmler, co-creative.

You know it’s really Christmas when you hear mention of The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 and this year is no different. This wonderful gem will be opened again this year to celebrate it’s 63rd birthday, after welcoming 23,000 visitors last year. Doors open from the 28th November and best of all, it’s still FREE! The timeless charm of the Moving Crib lives on and has become a nostalgic centrepiece of the Christmas season for many. Enjoy a medley of Biblical, historical and fun stories, competitions, an illusion wall all wrapped up in a blanket of Christmas magic. It is guaranteed festive fun for all ages, families and individuals alike, no matter the age. Children can draw and colour a Leaf, cut out the shape and bring it with them so that they can be placed in the Garden of Eden forever and everyone is encouraged to take part in our competitions to be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes! The Crib is a monument of Dublin’s “rare auld times” but one that carries a message for today, helping to banish the winter blues and warm its visitors with excitement and real Christmas […]

Björk announces the European premiere of Cornucopia with 8 upcoming shows including 3Arena on 28 November 2019. According to Björk, this is her “most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators. Cornucopia is probably as expansive as I will get … an effort to find an equilibrium between all areas.” Cornucopia is digital theatre crafted around Björk’s most recent album ‘Utopia’. The show is created and produced by Björk, with music co-produced by Arca, and the staging directed by film director Lucrecia Martel. The digital visuals are by media artist Tobias Gremmler, co-creative.

A conceptual album presented across three chapters, ‘III’ is audacious: every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. The album is darker in tone anything they’ve done before, with each part centering on one main character from a fictitious family known as The Sparks, who span three generations in the album’s storyline. Mixing raw emotional themes with their ear-catching melodies, expressive vocals and trademark acoustic sound, ‘III’ moves masterly in artistic directions not yet travelled by the band. Written by the two founding members, Wesley Schultz and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites, the album sees violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson officially joining the band, after playing on their previous two albums. Lauren completes the touring lineup that includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller.

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand new stand up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh. Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He is also the star of BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Two’sMock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Sky’sA League of Their Own. And he is a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith.

Versatile are a rap group composed of rappers Eskimo Supreme and Casper Walsh as well as their music maker, Evan Kennedy. Versatile are Ireland’s most popular homegrown rap group in history. Fresh from their sold out show in The Marquee in Cork (which sold out in under one hour) and their wildly attended main stage play at Longitude Festival, they now announce with pride, the largest ever show of an Irish rap group to date. “..What you can see, in a show like this, is that they have become much more musically sophisticated. They know how to work an audience, in a way that very few outfits do. Versatile steal the show on Friday at Longitude. It won’t be long before Casper and Eskimo are headlining the biggest festivals in Ireland – and hopefully across the world too.” – Hotpress “Their live performances are not for the faint-hearted, nor are their songs in general, but as the Dublin rap duo continue on their path towards being amongst the most influential rap artists Ireland has ever produced, the opportunity to see them live becomes more and more difficult to turn up.” – Joe.ie “I love Versatile, and how they keep the […]

The “All In A Row” event was established by the rowing community along the east coast of Ireland in 2016 in an effort to raise much needed funds for local charities. 30th November 2019, 8am-3:30pm #AllInARow In 2019 the rowing, kayak & canoe clubs along with private rowing boat owners will endure a 10 hour row/paddle to raise money for both the RNLI and The Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit. All In A Row will take place from St. Patrick’s Rowing Club based at the “Tom Clarke bridge (formerly East Link Bridge) to Heuston Station Bridge and to the Grattan Bridge during high tide. During low tide it can be viewed along the banks of the Liffey. A large amount of planning goes into organising this voluntary event, we would especially like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters for making this event so special.

Presented by Joanne Condon, Joanne Mooney, Darren Heaney and Katrina Carroll Remember all those great intentions at the start of the year to finish your home projects? Don’t know where to start on your home upcycling and DIY projects? Looking for some inspiration to get your home ready for the arrival of Mr.Claus? Well Round Our Gaff is back! Joanne from A Proud Home, Darran from Old Victorian New, Kat Carroll and Joanne Condon are joining forces again after their successful sold out Round Our Gaff event in August. This time it’s going to be bigger and better with a festive twist! Getting your home ready for Mr.Claus can be a stressful task but we have got your back! This time around we will be sharing a whole new set of projects, tips and techniques to get you inspired and motivated to make your home feel brand new so you can enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. What you will learn at this event will be valuable to you all year around and are not just for Christmas. Our event will include upcycling and DIY demos, Christmas style make sessions , a Q&A and an amazing talk all about paint with our guest and […]

Winter Print Fair Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December Following the success of last year’s launch of the Winter Print Fair, a celebration of print and related crafts, we are delighted to invite you to the second annual Fair. The mezzanine level of the museum will showcase a curated group of artists working within the diverse media of print, while the entrance level will feature a selection of artists working in print-associated crafts. The event will suit the whole family, a great weekend to pick up lovely gifts for others, or for yourself! Festive printing activities for all to enjoy. New this year!! Preview starting 25th November! Stop by during the week to get an early peek of prints in the lead up to the Fair! National Print Museum Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December

Dún Laoghaire is all set to be ‘electrifying’ again this Christmas as the iconic Ferris Wheel takes centre stage at the annual Christmas Festival presented by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.  A 55 ft retro Ferris Wheel built in 1958 and reported to have featured in the original ‘Grease’ movie is a highlight. In keeping with the Hollywood theme, the festival also features vintage Chair-O-Planes that were used by AMC in the making of TV series ‘Into the Badlands’ starring Daniel Wu.  The iconic Ferris Wheel and chair-o-planes will provide spectacular views of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour this Christmas with a touch of nostalgia, a sense of adventure and a whole lot of ‘Greased Lightning!’ The vintage carnival will be placed at Moran Park beside dlr LexIcon to compliment the traditional Dún Laoghaire Christmas Market which runs from Saturday November 30th to Sunday December 23rd  It will include classic family attractions full of nostalgic charm such as colourful retro Hobby Horses, candyfloss, a rollercoaster, Santa’s Post Box and a charming Christmas market with a traditional and nostalgic theme bringing the magic of Christmas and a winter wonderland for the festive season. Santa arrives to open the festival and switch on […]

Every Day, The Athletes Of Special Olympics Ireland Overcome Challenges To Compete In A Sport They Love. You Can Play Your Part In Supporting These Athletes And Make Yourself An Early New Years Promise. Go That Extra Mile And Fundraise A Minimum Of €50/£50 Which Will Also Bag You A Cool Polar Plunge T-Shirt. You Will Experience The Exhilaration Of Plunging Into Icy Cold Sea Water And Help Others Through Your Fundraising Efforts. Make Sure To Bring The Whole Family To Witness It!

Dido is back! The multi million-selling singer has announced her first tour in 15 years for May 2019 ahead of the release of her first new album in five years, Still on My Mind, out 8 March 2019. The shows will see Dido perform new songs along with her classics such as Thank You, Here with Me, White Flag and Life for Rent. The tour will be stopping off in the Ireland in May 2019 and December

For a girl raised on the coast of Southwest England, where she did not fit in and life was hard, finding herself in the easy camaraderie of Dan Auerbach’s studio was the realization of a childhood dream. For the last three years, Yola (who previously performed as Yola Carter) has been a standout at the Americana Fest in Nashville. She released a debut solo EP in 2016 after the dissolution of her band Phantom Limb. She also toured as a vocalist with Massive Attack, among other acts. Yola’s debut album Walk Through Fire, produced by Dan Auerbach, is a genre-bending release from one of the most powerful emerging British voices in music today. The singer/ songwriter first came to the attention of Auerbach (The Black Keys) after a chain of people, starting with her manager, forwarded a video of her performing in Nashville that eventually found itself in Auerbach’s inbox.

Rod Stewart is a British musical icon, who has been performing for over fifty years. He’s announced his return to the road in May and winter 2019, celebrating the release of his 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses. The live dates mark Rod’s first UK tour in three years, having sold out venues on his 2016 The UK Hits Stadium Tour and his From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits run. Rod Stewart recently unveiled the video for brand new track Didn’t I featuring New York raised singer Bridget Cady.

Atlantic recording artist Melanie Martinez has announced plans to present a unique theatrical performance on a major world tour. “The K-12 Tour” gets underway 13th October in Washington, D.C. at the All Things Go Fall Classic and then travels North America through late November; European dates follow, beginning 2nd December at Dublin, Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and then continues through mid-December.

SCI:COM 2019 returns in December for another year in our new venue at the Aviva Stadium! This year’s theme is Creativity. Enjoy a day of networking, workshops, new ideas, great speakers and fantastic food. Speakers include Lyubov Kostova (Famelab), Shane McCracken (I’m A Scientist), Jessica Wade and many others. This year we have extended the programme across 2 days. The first day will be a practical workshop day in The Science Gallery with Dr Eric Jensen and the second day is a full conference programme at the Aviva Stadium. Please note: Tickets are available for the conference only or for both days.

Joe Schmidt has just stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland’s first number 1 world ranking. Join Joe Schmidt at this rare live appearance as he discusses his highly anticipated memoir Ordinary Joe. Schmidt will tell the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And he will share intimate insights into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in both victory and defeat, through the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup Don’t miss this thrilling opportunity to get the inside story from Joe Schmidt, and to hear the inspirational story of how an ordinary man helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things. Running time: 120 minutes plus interval

​The lights go down…the truth comes out! Set against the backdrop of Victorian London in the late 19th century, Gaslight tells the tale of Bella Manningham : a gentle, devoted wife who believes that she is slowly going mad. Each night, as her husband leaves the house to attend to business, she hears strange noises in the attic… A gripping tale of suspense, thrills and the pursuit of truth! Written by: Patrick Hamilton Directed by: Malcolm Bolton, Corinna Reichle Cast: Declan Ryan, Elizabeth Ann Doyle, Helen McGrath, Philip Arneill + Siobhan Hickey Producer​: ​Elaine Carroll Production Manager​: ​Jonathan Shorthall By special arrangement with Samuel French ltd. No Drama Theatre has been making theatre in Dublin for over 10 years, and are still as welcoming and open as they’ve ever been. No Drama Theatre runs weekly drama workshops on Tuesdays which anyone can join on a drop-in basis. They offer a friendly and open invitation to anyone who wants to take the stage for themselves. Contains scenes of suspense which may be intimidating to young children. Duration: 120 minutes

In this fast-moving, heartfelt comedy based on true events, young radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre gang are presenting “A Christmas Carol” in New York live ON-AIR on Christmas Eve 1938 … having just lost their Scrooge. Can Orson and his overworked cast survive the last minute chaos and pressure to give this Christmas Carol a happy ending? Featuring a 45-minute version of “A Christmas Carol” in the 1930’s radio style with live sound effects and carols, this is a Christmassy treat for the whole family, with a touch of old Hollywood glamour … 3rd December – 14th December @ 7:30pm (+ Sat Matinees @ 2:30pm) Preview Tues 3rd, Opens Wed 4th. Show Length: 75 minutes