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This 5 star tripadvisor-rated comedy sketch show returns to the International Bar and the Sugar club.  A rollercoaster guide to Irish people, culture and customs using physical comedy and a box of strange props. Sketches include: The Complete History of Ireland in 7 minutes, An Interactive Game of Hurling, A Guide to Irish Music, and many more. This inventive, energetic show is ideal entertainment for the whole family with physical comedy for younger audiences and plenty of satirical comment for the adults. Join Dublin’s finest performers at the home of Irish Comedy- The International Bar at lunchtimes with a superb value lunch or at Dublin’s coolest music venue- TheSugar Club for afternoon performances. Full times and venues on our website. www.irealndasurvivorsguide.com  

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 […]

The last two people at a house-warming party. Two hearts on the shelf. Are they brave enough to fall? Previews: from Thurs 28th March 2019 Opening Night: Wed 3rd April 2019 Matinees: Sat – 2.30pm Evenings: Tue to Sat – 7.30pm

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon, the National Print Museum is delighted to announce two exhibitions. “To the Moon” is an exhibition, curated by Dr Ciaran Swan, that explores Ireland’s response to the man landing of the moon through print. Given the historical significance of the events of July 20th, 1969, a range of coverage was evident across the island. The front pages of national and regional newspapers, as well as the RTE Guide, give a flavour of the response. The Museum is also delighted to announce an exhibition of work by Year 2 BA [Hons] Illustration students of the National College of Art and Design entitled “A Letterpress Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Moon Landing”. The students worked with illustration Programme Leader Brendon Deacy and Jamie Murphy at Distillers Press to explore the fiftieth anniversary of man landing on the moon through the medium of letterpress. The students created a limited-editioned folio of prints on the theme of ‘the moon’. From Syrian scrolls written in the Second Century AD through to poetry composed by contemporaries, ‘the moon’ has been an inspiration throughout cultural history. The students are responding to selected prose with a […]

Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. The book selected for 2019 is : The Country Girls Trilogy When The Country Girls, Edna O’Brien’s first novel, appeared in 1960, it predated and anticipated the feminist revolution. It stood out and stood alone, upturning every category. There was little to compare with it. The Country Girls grew over time to what we now know as The Country Girls Trilogy, encompassing the title volume, a second novel Girl with Green Eyes, published in 1962, and Girls in Their Married Bliss, published in 1964. It is given to few to write their most important works early on. Quite simply, The Country Girls is a twentieth-century literary masterpiece which anticipates and puts into effect a feminist revolution all of its own. It tells the story of two young girls from Country Clare, Cait Brady and Baba Brennan, and tracks them from childhood through the vicissitudes of adolescence, marriage, emigration to Dublin and then to London and the terrible reckonings of adult life. Cait, the […]

Gigs coming up in Vicar Street in April 2019″ April 1st The Gig For Gav – Vicar Street April 2nd IDLES – Irish Tour 2019 Sold Out April 3rd Nando Reis – Voz e Violão April 4th Deirdre O’Kane – A Line of O’Kane April 5th Dermot & Dave Live! – Vicar St April 6th MusicTown 2019 – Dublin is all about Music April 7th MusicTown 2019 – Dublin is all about Music April 9th Glen Hansard live at Vicar Street April 10th Glen Hansard live at Vicar Street April 11th Marc Maron returns to Vicar St – 11 April April 12th MusicTown 2019 – Dublin is all about Music April 13th Flash Harry – Vicar Street April 13th Flash Harry – A Celebration of Queen April 14th Demetri Martin – Wandering Mind April 16th Dropkick Murphys live at Vicar St April 17th Dropkick Murphys live at Vicar St April 18th Dropkick Murphys live at Vicar St April 19th Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything – Vicar St April 20th Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything – Vicar St April 21st Dean Lewis – Vicar Street April 26th Joanne McNally […]

Composer Lab Start Date Mon Apr 1 2019 10:00 a.m. Main Stage Unreserved €0.00 Gamelan Ensembles Start Date Tue Apr 2 2019 06:00 p.m. Gamelan Room €65.00 Ensemble 1 Term 3 Gamelan Ensembles Start Date Tue Apr 2 2019 08:15 p.m. Gamelan Room €65.00 Ensemble 2 Term 3 Irish-Austrian Society – Glaser Memorial Concert Start Date Wed Apr 3 2019 07:30 p.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room €25.00 UCD Symphony Orchestra: A Russian Festival Start Date Wed Apr 3 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage €6.00 – €18.00 Primary Ensemble Project Collaboration Day Start Date Thu Apr 4 2019 12:45 p.m. Main Stage Unreserved €0.00 Miriam Roycroft, cello; Lance Coburn, piano Start Date Thu Apr 4 2019 07:30 p.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room €17.50 Female Composer Series Legends of Swing – The Best Swing Show In Town! Start Date Thu Apr 4 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage €18.00 – €39.50 Opera at Lunchtime! Start Date Fri Apr 5 2019 01:05 p.m. John Field Room €10.00 – €15.00 RTE NSO Sibelius, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky Start Date Fri Apr 5 2019 07:30 p.m. Main Stage €13.50 – €38.50 Finlandia & The Triple Concerto Perspectives: Anoushka Shankar Start Date Sat Apr 6 2019 08:00 p.m. Main […]

Apr 01 Bohemian Rhapsody | Mon 1st April Apr 02 Bob Reynolds (Snarky Puppy) Apr 03 Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me w/ director Q&A Apr 04 Sing Along Social – Katy Perry vs Kylie Minogue Apr 05 Jimmy’s Cousin Apr 06 Fleetmac Wood Gold Dust Disco Apr 07 Owen Colgan – Woke Tour Apr 10 Tony Cantwell’s LIVE Feed Vol. 2 Apr 13 Georgia Anne Muldrow – FutureJazzSeries Apr 14 Natalya O’Flaherty – More Than Words Apr 17 Milo & Elucid present: Nostrum Grocers – Fearless Vampire Killers Tour Apr 18 Brian Deady | April 18th Apr 19 The Midnight Hour – Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge Live Apr 20 Antibalas – Celebrating 20 Years Apr 21 Antibalas – Celebrating 20 Years, Second Show Apr 23 DabbledooMusic Workshop for Grown Ups Apr 24 Mark Guiliana Apr 25 Terry Riley & Gyan Riley | The Rileys Apr 26 Collabro Apr 26 Black Sheep Apr 30 The Antlers – Hospice 10 Year Anniversary Acoustic Shows

Brought to you by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions, the programme covers an array of musical styles and genres. Setting out to explore and celebrate the diverse constellation of music cultures that exist in Dublin City, MusicTown aims to unify the city, making its music relatable and accessible, instilling a sense of pride in Dublin’s musical heritage, whilst welcoming newcomers and visiting artists. Creative Director Amy Nix said “We’re very happy with how MusicTown has evolved into more than just a programme of concerts over the last few years. We’ve been talking about diversity and collaboration for a number of years as the essence of how live performance works and the wonderful pool of organisations we are working with have responded to this direction brilliantly. This programme takes in everything from events with theatre directors choosing inspirational music, one of the most acclaimed podcasters in Europe, Blindboy, getting under the skin of an artist’s mindset, a skateboarding film with a live score, new arrangements and interpretations of two classic Radiohead albums, free opera being brought across Dublin neighbourhoods, the thought process of making music videos, an original piece of vinyl released by our finest new artists, a spoken-word sensation, […]

One of the most talked-about shows of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 arrives fresh from a sold-out festival run. Jay is the American Oscar-winning actor leading a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the English director who will do anything to get noticed. And Ruth is the Northern Irish playwright whose voice must be heard. The stage is set for success but when they meet to discuss the play’s challenges and provocations a line is crossed, and their heated discussion quickly escalates into violence. Exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice, Ulster American is confrontational and brutally funny – not for the faint of heart, and not to be missed.

Following 8 record- breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play WAR HORSE will return to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 10 – 27 April 2019 as part of its 10th Anniversary Tour. At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to […]

Life long Dublin docker Patrick has passed away surrounded by his beloved wife Esther, his son and his grandchildren. As they remember his life, Esther recounts a tale they are yet to hear. A new play by Lee Coffey, In Our Veins follows their family through 100 years of Dublin, from the notorious madams of the Monto to love in the dark tenements. This is the story of a Dublin City that no longer exists, where it came from and the people that helped build it.

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 […]

We all know what she should do, but what would you do…? After the success of Glass Mask Theatre’s debut production ‘Idlewild’ by Jimmy Murphy, Smock Alley’s company-in-residence invites you back to the Boys’ School for Jimmy’s latest play, The Seamster’s Daughter. Megan always dreamt of meeting her birth father, but after discovering she was conceived through rape she sets out in search of a monster only to be conflicted when she doesn’t find one. Through Megan’s story Glass Mask presents a challenging and conflicting drama that looks at consent, choice and the right to life.

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

Following the phenomenal success of its world premiere tour, presented by Middle Ground Theatre, who brought you Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced this is the second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation The Verdict. Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the unforgiving medical establishment he courageously refuses an out of court settlement, believing it is negligence that has condemned a young mother. Smelling a cover up, he instead takes the case and the entire legal system to court. Set in the Irish enclave of Boston in 1980, this is a stunning courtroom thriller made famous by the five times OSCAR nominated Sidney Lumet film with Paul Newman and James Mason.

An improvised soap opera… with puppets! Fur City is an improvised soap opera… with puppets! Completely made up on the spot based on suggestions from the audience, this hilarious soap parody features some of Ireland’s most talented comedy performers and improvisers, and a cast of puppet pals. Directed by: Dave Coffey & Kelly Shatter Cast: Luke Benson (Twitter/Instagram ) Tony Cantwell (Twitter/Instagram) Dave Coffey (Twitter/Instagram) Ali Fox (Twitter/Instagram) Peter McGann (Twitter/Instagram) Pearl O’Rourke (Instagram) Kelly Shatter (Twitter/Instagram) Age suitability 18+ When Kelly Shatter and Dave Coffey merge their comedy powers (like Captain Planet’s Planeteers) they form the hybrid super-creative known as ‘Shaffey’. After a year of sell-out shows with ‘Improv TV’, where they parodied reality shows like ‘First Dates’ and ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’, Shaffey are back to turn their particular brand of improv parody on the beloved soap opera – with a little help from some friends, both human and puppet.

EARLY BIRD 5e TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2C22tE5 ‘Church – The Reunion’ was too much fun that there was no way we could not throw one more party for the hundreds of sinners that turned up to repent. This time around, we are back on the holiest of nights, Good Friday, and hosting the inaugural MEAT / SEX / BOOZE RAVE Once again, James, Dave and Kyle will be taking over the main room of The Button Factory and transforming it into your very own depraved chapel. Expect a host of holy surprises as we MEAT, SEX, BOOZE and RAVE All the Church DJs will be playing your favourite hymns so expect big room House, Pop and Disco bangers. Doors 11:00PM Admission 5e/8e/10e BLESSED BE #CHURCHDUBLIN Hymn Sheet: Aeroplane, Cyril Hahn, Ali Love, The Magician, Paul Kalkbrenner, Alex Metric, Daft Punk, Chic, Die Antwoord, Duke Dumont, Eurythmics, Fleetwood Mac, Jessie Ware, Austra, John Talabot, Julio Bashmore, Lime, Little Dragon, M.I.A., Cassius, The Sound of Arrows, Hot Natured, Joe Goddard, Boney M, Jacques Renault, M83, Todd Terje, LCD Soundsystem, Azealia Banks, Azari and III, Blondie, Chromeo, The Knife, Donna Summer, Depeche Mode, New Order, The Human League, Prince, Disclosure, Route 94, Major Lazer, Ben […]

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.

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 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 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

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    

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 Story of Swing… Performed by Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats!! A musical timeline of swing classics from the 1920’s to the modern day. Featuring the music of Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Bobby Darrin, Andy Williams, Luis Prima, Michael Buble, Paolo Nutini and more… Also including original hit songs from their No.1 Album “Dance With Me”. Never before has a show captured the full evolution of swing music like this. From its birth in the 1920’s to the big band era of the 30’s and 40’s. From the golden age of the 50’s and 60’s with household name’s like Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Andy Williams to the +modern era of Buble and Nutini. Hear such classics as “King of the Swingers” “Puttin on the Ritz” “When The Saints Go Marching In” “Mack the Knife” “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” “Mr Bojangles” “New York, New York” and many more along with original hit songs from their No.1 selling Irish Album “Dance With Me” performed live by Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats! Do not miss one of the most exciting and in demand acts in the country right now!

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of ballads, folk, humour, wit and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, Top Ten hits, several Awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s Number 1 Ballad Group!

A musical timeline of swing classics from the 1920’s to the modern day. Featuring the music of Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Bobby Darrin, Andy Williams, Luis Prima, Michael Buble, Paolo Nutini and more… Also including original hit songs from their No.1 Album “Dance With Me”. Never before has a show captured the full evolution of swing music like this. From its birth in the 1920’s to the big band era of the 30’s and 40’s. From the golden age of the 50’s and 60’s with household name’s like Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Andy Williams to the +modern era of Buble and Nutini. Hear such classics as “King of the Swingers” “Puttin on the Ritz” “When The Saints Go Marching In” “Mack the Knife” “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” “Mr Bojangles” “New York, New York” and many more along with original hit songs from their No.1 selling Irish Album “Dance With Me” performed live by Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats! Do not miss one of the most exciting and in demand acts in the country right now! The Swing Cats lead by award winning vocalist Luke Thomas have amassed a huge following throughout Ireland and Europe thanks to their […]

DC AND LIZZY FANS!! Only 3 weeks to go until the big one at the Button Factory!!! Two rockin’ acts, one rockin’ night!! Tickets on sale now at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/iedc-with-special-guests-thinner-lizzy-live-at-the-button-factory-tickets-52990302421

Everything with a beginning also comes to an end, the same goes for this semester. However, we will not grieve because it’s over, but we will celebrate because it happened. Expect a club filled with all the people you managed to survive this semester with. Bring your housemates, classmates, girlfriends, boyfriends and get ready for one last night out with everybody.. 🤵💃 “The better you dress, the worse you can behave” ▬▬▬ Tickets ▬▬▬ The only difference between the rounds is the price, so make sure you get the cheapest one available. Tickets sell out in advance, so make sure you get an online ticket to guarantee entrance. □□□□ Round 1: € 1.5 □□□□ Round 2: € 5.5 □□□□ Round 3: € 7.5 □□□□ Round 4: € 9.5 Tickets order here: https://bit.ly/2JFz5tk ▬▬▬ Event Details ▬▬▬ 💃Ball 🕒23:00 – 04:00 📅Saturday the 20th of April 📍Curved Street, Temple Bar · Dublin, Ireland 🔞Please take a valid ID (ID, Driver License or Passport), age 20 and above.

This Saturday 20th Of April legendary London punks Sick On The Bus take to the stage of The Underground on Dame Street in Dublin. Also playing on the bill are Dublin’s own The Nilz, and Nomatrix. Entry on the night is €12 on the door. No advance tickets. https://www.facebook.com/events/2276714955896584/

Almost three years ago Dublin singer-songwriter Gavin James released his debut album Bitter Pill. Since then he’s toured the world supporting Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith as well as headlining his own shows. James’ will be releasing his sophomore album Only Ticket Home at the end of October and following it with a worldwide tour that starts in January 2019.

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

Rodrigo y Gabriela is a duo from Mexico City who specializes in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitar. Their unique sound, strongly influenced by Latin rhythms and harmonies, straddles both world and rock, and includes covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion”. After meeting in a trash metal band, the two grew tired of the domestic scene and decided to move to Dublin. After busking in Copenhagen and Barcelona for a few years, they got their break in 2005 when asked to tour the UK with Damien Rice, a former busking buddy. Their self-titled debut album, produced by John Leckie, was released shortly after, and entered the Irish Albums Chart as number one – beating both Arctic Monkeys and Johnny Cash.

Easter may be late this year but make sure you’re not late for a very important date with the Mad Hatters Tea Party starting at 1pm in Deerpark, Mount Merrion this Easter Sunday April 21st. Not only will we be celebrating Easter but also we will be starting a whole new season of exciting dlr Events. This year’s, Mad Hatters Tea Party will feature Curious World an Alice in Wonderland themed trapeze show. Watch the antics of the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit as Alice’s world gets curiouser and curiouser. After the show you can interact with the characters and learn some circus skills! We have lots of Easter treats to give away on our Easter Trail throughout the day. All you’ve got to do is solve the clues spread across Deerpark to win one of the hundreds of Easter treats that our Easter Bunny specially delivered. If fashion is more your thing why not make your own Mad Hat and be in with a chance to win the Grand Prize for the Maddest Hat at the Tea Party in our Hatwalk Fashion Show. You don’t even have to bring a hat because our expert Make and Do team will […]

I don’t think the word “iconic” even comes close to describing this mans productions since the early 90’s. We all know his music under his different aliases and we’ve all danced to them a lot over the last 2 decades. He is responsible for some of the most recognizable anthems of all time such as.. Artemisia- Bits and pieces, La Luna- To the Beat of the Drum, Peppermint lounge, Castle Trancelot and all the Moving melodies productions like the massive Dublin favorite P.A.R.T.Y and that’s exactly what we’re gonna have this Easter Sunday in the Button factory…a massive PARTY!!! Unbelievably he has never played on Irish soil until now and we are thrilled to have him come to play his LIVE AUDIO AND VISUAL SHOW playing his biggest anthems as our HOUSE SPECIAL guest. Ladies and gents… we give you… the legendary PATRICK PRINS with his Full live production show!! Support on the night comes from Al Byrne, Orbit and Keno Flanagan Ltd EARLYBIRD and VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE (VIP are Balcony and seating access with seperate bar area but get them fast as this event is going to sell out 100%) #HOUSESPECIAL #PATRICKPRINS #BUTTONFACTORY #EASTERSUNDAY #GIVEUSTHENIGHT

A Military ceremony will place outside the GPO, Dublin on Easter Sunday 21st April, 2019 to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The Defence Forces have upwards of 350 troops from all formations on parade to mark this occasion. Representatives from across the Defence Forces are involved in the ceremony, including Reserve Defence Forces, the 1 Bde and 2 Bde, as well the Defence Forces Training Centre, the Air Corps and Naval Service. Musical accompaniment for the ceremony is provided by a combination of the Defence Forces Brass, Reed and Pipe Bands.

People don’t always get what they deserve. Spotless is a darkly humorous and gripping suburban thriller from award-winning writer Gary Duggan. Forty-something Genevieve has downsized from an affluent suburb and struggles with life in her new home backing onto a grim block of flats. Jenny, a leaving cert student who lives in the flats, wants a way out. While Genevieve clings to her last chance of having children, Jenny avoids unwanted attention from the opposite sex. When these two very different women become entangled with a mysterious young man, neither woman’s life will ever be the same again. CAST : Ciara O’Callaghan and Emma Willis WRITTEN BY: Gary Duggan DIRECTED BY: Aoife Spillane-Hinks SOUND DESIGN BY: Denis Clohessy Age Suitability 15+ Running time : 90 mins Rise Productions is Company in Residence in Smock Alley’s Main Space. A multi-award winning company, Rise has toured extensively both nationally and internationally with shows such as Fight Night, The Games People Play, At The Ford, The Good Father, Celebrating Christie and Kicking All The Boxes. Visit the Rise Productions website. Follow Rise on Twitter. Like them on Facebook.

Sunday, 22nd April 2018 12pm to 4pm at Farmleigh House & Estate in the Phoenix Park Join us in the beautiful surrounds of Farmleigh to celebrate Japanese and Japanese-Irish culture. Bring your friends, your family, your kids, your dogs (on leads!) and enjoy the huge variety of Japan, from traditional Taiko drumming to modern-day Cosplay. The best way to get to the festival is the free Dublin Bus return shuttle service running 10:30am-6pm between Parkgate Street and Farmleigh. Top Tips to enjoy the day: Bring a picnic to enjoy under the cherry trees Bring cash, as there are no ATM or card services available on site Bring a reusable water bottle and fill up at the drinking fountains Follow us for updates on Facebook and Twitter and use the tag #ExpJapan Respect your surroundings and please leave Farmleigh as beautiful as you find it! Download the Festival Map MAIN STAGE EVENTS *Please note that this is a provisional schedule!* 11:50 Opening performance: Experience Japan Taiko Team EJ Japanese ‘Soranbushi’ dance Short series of community performances EJ Japanese J-Pop dance 12:40 Taiseiyo Taiko CosPlay presentation 13:00 Junshi Murakami & Philip Horan– Fusion of Japanese and Irish traditional music Philip Horan lived […]

Following the 2015 release of the critically acclaimed Fast Forward, legendary songwriter Joe Jackson has announced the release of his new studio album Fool. The record, which is the 20th studio album of Jackson’s career, was the fulfilment of a career-long dream: to finish a tour and head straight into the studio with the band firing on all cylinders. So, on July 29th, Joe wrapped up his 2018 summer tour at The Eqyptian Theater in Boise, Idaho – and the following day set up shop at Tonic Room Studios in town.

Currently lighting up the dance floor on Dancing with the Stars, Clelia Murphy will take on the role of the mother, Eileen. A familiar face from film and TV (including her role as Niamh in Fair City) Clelia has also performed in a number of theatre productions including Elvis is My Daddy and Boom. Taking on the roles of Aisling and Elizabeth will be Kate Gilmore and India Mullen. Kate’s recent theatre credits include The Great Gatsby and The Snapper (both at The Gate), as well as Town is Dead (Abbey Theatre) and Little Gem (Breda Cashe Productions). India can be most recently seen in the BBC production of Little Women, and Warner Brothers / DC production Krypton. Her theatre credits include The Critic (Rough Magic) The Wise Wound (Smock Alley) and The Eurydice Project (Lee Wilson) Maeve Binchy is one of those rare writers – like Dickens, Wilde, Shaw, Behan – whose work springs from their larger-than-life personalities. Their unique voices are captured in their work. This novel was ahead of its time. Maeve highlighted some of the major social issues we are still dealing with today, all through the prism of Maeve Binchy’s trademark wisdom, warmth, and humour.

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.

Take a journey back in time to remember Michael Jackson – the man, the music and the magic. Michael Starring Ben is a hit theatre production starring the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the Prince of Pop, but he’s honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself. The show features a live band, dazzling costumes and the performer’s iconic dance routines. It also showcases the greatest hits of Michael Jackson and also of The Jackson 5 including Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller and Man in the Mirror.

Dig for ancient Viking treasure at the Dublinia Big Dig Put your hard hat on and get your hands dirty to experience life as an Archaeologist. The Big Dig is all included in your entrance fee to Dublinia! So come and join the Big Dig in the grounds of Dublinia from the 24th to the 27th of April, where visitors will get to take part in our very own simulated archaeology excavation. It promises to be a fun packed family event where children will get a chance to discover how archaeologists excavate and hopefully find some artefacts and treasures of their own. Dig Times are at 10.30am/11.30am/12.30pm/2.30pm and 3.30pm.  No booking is necessary and entrance is part of the normal admission price.

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.