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Furtive Tears is a project by Niamh McCann that explores the dynamic relationship between the audience, object and mode of display. In her new installation at the Hugh Lane, McCann brings together the protagonists Edward Carson (politician) and Hans Poelzig (architect and set designer) and the vestiges of their mythologies to portray the internal language of gesture, meaning, inference and allegiance. It is an exploration of the importance of a viewer’s perspective when confronted with the act of looking and the reading of objects within the context of a constructed landscape. Weaving fact, fiction and history, the installation reveals how we look and how we are looked upon. The work addresses how the mind navigates the perpetual process of coding and decoding our own behaviours when negotiating the positions we take up in society. Niamh McCann is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Recent solo exhibitions include La Perruque (Protest Song) at MAC Belfast and Just Left of Copernicus in Visual Carlow. Group exhibitions include: Future Perfect, Rubicon-Projects Brussels; Changing States: Contemporary Art and Francis Bacon’s Studio, BOZAR, Belgium; Time Out of Mind: Works from the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art; In Other Words, Lewis Glucksman […]

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 […]

Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) is a unique Irish artist. Her level of achievement, world travel and original thinking is unmatched in Irish art, yet this is the first retrospective of her work in 50 years. Born in the late Victorian era, by her early twenties Swanzy had mastered the academic style of painting. She witnessed the birth of Modern art in Paris before the First World War and her work rapidly evolved through the different styles of the day, each of them interpreted and transformed by her in a highly personal way. In 1920, against the background of violence of the Irish War of Independence, she left Ireland in a form of self-imposed exile. Traveling first through Eastern Europe and the Balkans, she then sailed to Hawaii and Samoa from 1923 to 24 – literally crossing the globe. While there she produced a body of work that is unique in an Irish context with images that show her proto-feminism and critique of the colonial system. Best known for her Cubist and Futurist paintings, after 1914 she exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon des Indépendants and the Beaux Arts, alongside artists who are now household names. By 1946 she was included in […]

Ice Skating Whether you are just starting out with ice skating or are a seasoned pro, Dundrum On Ice offers the highest quality seasonal ice skating experience in Dublin today. Book for individual sessions as an individual or small group. Groups Have fun on the ice this festive season alongside your colleagues from work or your club team mates by booking a Group Skating session. It’s an ideal Winter activity suitable for all ages and abilities. Contact our Box Office for more details. Tap to call Box Office (01-5242101) School Skate Schools from every corner of Ireland have been making the annual trip to Dundrum on Ice since 2010. A large proportion of our calendar is reserved for school groups. To learn more, tap to call our booking line. Tap to call Box Office (01-5242101)

Jay Gatsby is throwing another glittering party at the Gate this winter, and you are invited… Following a critically acclaimed, award-winning and sell-out run in 2017, this stunning immersive experience returns for a limited season. Building on the Gate tradition of ‘page to stage’, this production gives the legendary 1920’s jazz age story a whole new spin offering a portal into Fitzgerald’s novel. The theatre will be opened up once more and transformed into the Gatsby Mansion with all its decadent opulence and atmosphere. The seats will be removed from the auditorium and audiences will have access to the stage and backstage areas, the Green Room, hospitality room and the Studio space, allowing them to experience one of Gatsby’s unique and legendary parties, with a bar in full swing. For those who missed it last time, and for those who can’t wait to do it all again, 1920s style costumes are encouraged and dancing shoes are mandatory!

With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto, Robin Hood is the must-see panto of Christmas 2018. Starring some audience favourites and introducing stunning new talent, The Helix Panto always delivers the best family night out. The Helix Panto will run from Friday November 23rd until Sunday January 20th. The Helix and TheatreworX are once again delighted to announce that Temple Street Children’s University Hospital are our Charity Partner for this years run! Last year we managed to raise €12,000 for this wonderful cause and we hope to do it all over again. 100% of the proceeds from this show will go directly to Temple Street Childrens University Hospital. The Helix Panto was the first ever Pantomime to introduce a sensory performance. This has since become an incredibly important part of our Panto run: Adapted performances will take place on Tuesday 18th of December at 7pm which include no sudden noises or bangs, softer and brighter lighting, and music at a suitable level. There will be no flashing merchandise available in the venue during these times. Please see link for specific times and dates

Ice Skating has become part of an Irish Christmas. iSkate-on-Ice was introduced to the RDS in 2012 with huge success. iSkate-on-Ice is now located in Ring 4 at the RDS. Covering an area of 1000 Sq. metres. iSkate-on-Ice presented to you by Funderland – is Ireland’s only OUTDOOR ice skating rink –offering an unrivalled ice skating experience. Skating sessions are generally scheduled every 75 minutes, commencing at 10am until 7th January 2019 but please check our website for session times and availability as there is a maximum capacity permitted on the rink during each skating session. Groups in particular should contact our Agents by telephone (01) 6852439 to ensure they can be accommodated together on the rink. For Junior skaters, iSkate provides a kiddie rink for children from age 3 upwards with its balancing aids and double-bladed skates. iSkate-on-Ice at Winter Funderland will provide the ultimate outdoor ice skating experience this Christmas season. Ice Skates are included in the price and you are welcome to bring your own skates if you prefer. The Ice Rink can operate in almost all weather conditions. The Rink at the RDS is outdoor and skating sessions may be subject to cancellation due to inclement […]

The Dún Laoghaire Christmas Market is a feast for the seasonal senses as carefully selected vendors sell authentic hand-made gifts and delicious treats every weekend from November 24th to December 23rd on the metals and opposite dlr LexIcon from 11am to 7pm. Aromas of gourmet sausages, crepes, baked goods, Hungarian Beef Goulash Soup and Lángos, German Gluhwein and steaming hot chocolate will fill the air. Wander through the Christmas Market with hand-crafted gifts and decorations, jewellery, metal art, sculpture, photography and a whole host of very special quality gifts and treats that are not mass-produced but hand crafted with love. Dún Laoghaire has over 280 retail outlets and businesses. So why not swap city centre crowds and stuffed out-of-town shopping centres to browse, shop, relax and soak up the festive spirit of this magical seaside town. During the Christmas Festival, with every hour of parking purchased on street in the Dún Laoghaire town centre, one hour is free. Shops all over Dún Laoghaire town will be running; special promotional events in the run up to Christmas, extra trading hours and exclusive in-store promotions to add some extra festive cheer.

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! This year’s fabulous Gaiety Theatre pantomime is The Snow Queen

Dreaming of a happier life, the beautiful Belle finds herself transported to a spell-bound castle held captive by a hideous beast. Can she see beyond the monster and fall in love with her captor before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl that has melted his heart? You’ll love our traditional Christmas adventure, brought to you by a fabulous cast of larger than life characters in the intimate surrounding of the Belfast Waterfront Studio.

Well established as Northern Ireland’s biggest and most spectacular family pantomime, the Grand Opera House’s Festive show has entertained generations of families. With over 75,000 people attending the Theatre’s panto each year it’s never too early to book your tickets. Doomed to sell the family’s trusty cow, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil giant and win the hand of the girl he loves! Jack and the Beanstalk features all of the ingredients of the perfect Grand Opera House panto: a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, magic beans, bundles of audience participation, stunning scenery and special effects, and fabulous costumes. With special rates for school parties, groups of 10+ and concessions available, book your tickets today.

Dec 01 Sat 20:00 The 4 of Us Dec 02 Sun 20:00 Declan O’Rourke Dec 03 Mon 20:00 Jon Cleary Dec 06 Thu 20:00 The Blizzards Dec 07 Fri 20:00 The Blizzards Dec 08 Sat 20:00 The Frank and Walters Dec 11 Tue 20:00 The 2 Johnnies Christmas Party Dec 12 Wed 19:30 Aine Cahill Dec 13 Thu 19:30 HamsandwicH Dec 14 Fri 19:30 HamsandwicH Dec 15 Sat 19:30 HamsandwicH Dec 16 Sun 20:00 Jerry Fish Dec 17 Mon 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 18 Tue 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 19 Wed 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 20 Thu 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 21 Fri 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 22 Sat 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 26 Wed 20:00 Made of Stone Tribute To Stone Roses Dec 27 Thu 20:00 Paddy Casey Dec 28 Fri 20:00 These Charming Men Dec 29 Sat 20:00 Mundy Dec 30 Sun 20:00 Something Happens – Cancelled

Cara Dillon – Upon A Winter’s Night Sat 1 Dec, 8pm Cara Dillon, possessing of one of the most celebrated folk voices to have come out of Ireland, will be touring her Christmas show “Upon A Winter’s Night” for a third year running this December Young European Strings Sun 2 Dec, 2pm A Christmas concert for the whole family with the best young musicians of Dublin with surprise guests. Wajib Mon 3 Dec, 5pm & 8pm A Palestinian father and his estranged son must travel to Israel to hand-deliver his daughter’s wedding invitations to each guest. ABBA Forever Tue 4 Dec, 8pm ABBA Forever returns to Pavilion Theatre for another Christmas night out! Featuring all Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Anni-Frid’s iconic hits including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Fernando and many more. Admission: One Shilling Wed 5 Dec, 8pm Award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane tell the extraordinary story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts. The Nutcracker (Encore Screening) Thu 6 Dec, 3pm & 7.30pm Tchaikovsky’s beloved music is matched the the magical adventure of Clara and her Nutcracker doll to the Land of Sweet. A Christmas treat for the whole family […]

RTE Concert Orchestra presents Sunday Miscellany Wed Dec 5 2018 08:00 p.m. Main Stage The ESB Great Christmas Concert 2018 Thu Dec 6 2018 08:00 p.m. Main Stage DIT Chamber Choir – Conductor Bernie Sherlock Fri Dec 7 2018 01:05 p.m. John Field Room Tea Dance Tunes – Dementia Friendly Concert Fri Dec 7 2018 03:00 p.m. John Field Room Sold Out Ghostbusters Live screening in Concert Fri Dec 7 2018 07:30 p.m. Main Stage The Wild Dog Rose Fri Dec 7 2018 08:00 p.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room Family Christmas Concert with the ECO Band Sat Dec 8 2018 11:30 a.m. John Field Room Sold Out! Family Christmas Concert with the ECO Band Sat Dec 8 2018 01:00 p.m. John Field Room Sold Out Glasnevin Musical Society Diamond Jubilee Concert Sat Dec 8 2018 08:00 p.m. Main Stage Lir Quartet Sun Dec 9 2018 03:00 p.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room Dublin County Choir Christmas Festival Sun Dec 9 2018 07:00 p.m. Main Stage Sold Out Special Schools Christmas Sing-Along Mon Dec 10 2018 11:00 a.m. John Field Room Sold Out Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Mon Dec 10 2018 03:30 p.m. Main Stage Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Mon Dec […]

Written by Charles Dickens in 1866, this classic ghost story tells of a lone Signalman haunted by visions of a terrifying spectre. Brought to life for a new audience in 1976 when filmed for the BBC as part of their Ghost Stories for Christmas series, this new adaptation by Jane McCarthy expands on the relationship between The Gentleman and The Signalman, exploring the classic tale through a modern lens, focusing on class, paranoia and mental health, while retaining the original’s pervading sense of dread.

Following the successful run of the Irish Times Theatre Award winning play Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin by Enda Walsh in December 2017, Reality:Check Productions return once again to Smock Alley Theatre’s Boys’ School for the Irish premiere of this incredible story. Stumbling down the street at 11:30am drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you’d avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we know her, but we don’t know the half of it. Effie’s life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day — till one night gives her the chance to be something more. Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, Iphigenia in Splott drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings. Effie will break your heart.

Everyone’s favourite Panto is back with Snow White & The Adventures of Sammy Sausages and Buffy. “The charm of this panto is lost on nobody. […] Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages draws the kids into this colouring-book world  and Rob Murphy as Buffy is a force of nature” Irish Times

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of a new UK & Ireland tour. This brilliant new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, and has been seen in North America, South America, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel and starring Killian Donnelly in the role of  Jean Valjean, Boublil and Schönberg’s magnificent score of “LES MISÉRABLES” includes the songs, “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “One Day More”, “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”, “Master Of The House” and many more.  Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Cameron Mackintosh’s production of “LES MISÉRABLES” is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John […]

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.

We welcome Branar Téatar do Pháistí back to The Ark for the festive season with their gorgeous adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ best-selling picture book. Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, this adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams. The perfect festive treat for ages 4+. This is a nonverbal, deaf-friendly show. Weekend & Holiday performances Every Sat & Sun 8-30 Dec & Fri 28 Dec @ 2pm & 4pm School Day performances Wed 5-Fri 7, Wed 12-Fri 14 & Tue 18-Thu 20 Dec @ 10.15am & 12.15pm Relaxed Performances Wed 12 Dec @ 10.15am & 12.15pm Fri 28 Dec @ 4pm 45 Mins  

A tale as old as time, featuring a host of well-loved characters and lovable crockery! Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and the dreaded Beast in his lonely castle. Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly and Gaston is still totally in love, with himself! A story of friendship and love, mixing magic and adventure with spectacular song and dance routines and special effects to entertain all the family! Written and directed by Geoff O’Keeffe Running from Friday 7th December up to Sunday 7th January School performances weekday mornings. (for school and group bookings please contact helen@milltheatre.ie or call us on 012969340) Weekends and over the holidays at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

Sorcha Furlong (Orla, Fair City) as the Evil Baroness. Enya Martin (Giz a Laugh, YouTube sensation) as the InstaFairy Morgan Crowley (West End Star) as Dame Dottie. Ciara Murphy as Jill Cormac O’ Broin as Jack Introducting Dean Mulraney as the Giant The Civic are excited and proud to present ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’. Dublin’s most hilarious panto, will feature an all-star cast. This magical giant of a panto is a spectacular treat for all ages. Produced & directed by Rob Murphy (Cheerios Panto/ Civic Theatre Summer Camp). Wednesday 12th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Thursday 13th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Friday 14th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Saturday 15th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sunday 16th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Monday 17th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm UNAVAILABLE Tuesday 18th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE 6:30pm Wednesday 19th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Thursday 20th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Friday 21st December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sat 22nd December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sun 23rd December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Wed 26th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Thurs 27th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Fri 28th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sat 29th […]

The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is a free-to-enter, family-friendly event with a festive feel. This year, back trading indoors at the Point Square, we are delighted to announce the market is being hosted over not one, but TWO long weekends (Thursday to Sunday): 6th – 9th December & 13th-16th December. With an entirely different selection of stalls on each weekend the market will be showcasing 280 Irish creative businesses in total this year. As a social enterprise we are delighted to partner with LEO Dublin City and Dublin City Council. Our aim for the market is to be an accessible platform to market for up-and-coming independent Irish businesses. Not only will shoppers find the best selection of quality antique, vintage and retro collectables, side-by-side with some of the countries most exciting up and coming designers, crafts people and entrepreneurs; they will be directly supporting independent Irish based businesses. Last year we welcomed over 35,000 visitors over four days, with an estimated spend of €1.75m. The market is a highly curated, (this year we received over 500 applications) and no two stalls are alike with no mass produced manufactured goods are on sale. If you want the pick of the pile […]

BOLSTOFF: A Modern Actor’s Introduction to Advanced Contemporary Performance is a rare insight into the revolutionary acting theory of Nikolai Bolstoff. Join Wicker Socks as they share with you the secrets of “doing the acting” and fast-track you on the road to success in the world of theatre. This electrifying ‘workshop’ will include groundbreaking warm-up technique, audition preparation and a mandatory fire announcement. Expect to be sent on a hilarious journey that may be eerily familiar to those working in the arts and delightfully off-the-wall for everyone else. The Wicker Socks trio will guide audiences through every facet of the performing arts, deftly negotiating each semi-disaster as it comes their way.

An evening of readings of new Christmas poetry by Gavin Kostick, conversations with Mrs Butterdish and some seasonal music to bring us to a festive mood.

The Irish National Youth Ballet is staging an all new production of Cinderella with choreography by Kilian O’Callaghan to the wonderful Prokofiev score. INYB’s production of The Nutcracker in 2017 sold out all six of its performances, so early booking is advised! Performances will take place in the Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire, on December 14th, 15th and 16th.

Christmas at Farmleigh is a special time for all the family. Children will be enthralled by Magic Shows and Puppet Shows and will be captivated by Christmas Tales from Storytellers from all over Ireland. Seasonal treats, including Horse and Carriage Rides, a Live Crib and a Children’s Christmas Room will be there for all to enjoy. Christmas Food & Craft Markets, Farmyard 10am – 5pm Festive Crib, Outdoors 10am – 5pm Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords, Outdoors 2pm – 4pm Christmas Puppet Show with Julie-Rose McCormick, in The Cowshed Theatre (Ticketed Event*) 12 Noon – 12.30pm 1.45pm – 2.15pm 3.30pm – 4pm Storytelling for Children with Fiona Dowling, in The Old Kitchen (Ticketed Event*) 12.45pm – 1.30pm 2.30pm – 3.15pm 4.15pm – 5pm Christmas Carol Singing with The Portmarnock Singers, in The Ballroom (Ticketed Event*) 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm  

After spending the majority of this year making waves in the US, Westmeath indie rockers The Academic return the Vicar Street in December. The 4 piece have enjoyed a meteoric rise since releasing their debut EP ‘Loose Friends’ just under 2 years ago. A Choice Music Prize nomination for their debut single ‘Different’ was followed by sold out shows and tours across Ireland, the UK and Europe, millions of streams online, and radio airplay across the world most recently with their hit song ‘Bear Claws’ an “indie banger” according to Clash Magazine.

Skate at the home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants. Enjoy our site-wide pass this Winter and have lots of family fun! Prices: Standard Skate (inc Skate Hire): £8.00 Standard Own Skate (ex Skate Hire): £7.50 Under 5’s (inc Skate Hire): £4.00 Groups 10+ on Standard Skate Ticket: £5.50 each Family Ticket (2A & 2C or 1A & 3C) Children under 12: £25.50 Skating aids (Bobby Seals) will be available for children from the skate desk at £2 per 30 minutes – height restrictions apply. Lockers are available at £1 per use Site Pass – Skating, W5 and Giant’s Game: £59.00 Each ice skating session will last 1 hour and 30 minutes except for those sessions on Belfast Giant’s game days (22nd, 28th, 29th & 30th Dec). These sessions will be 2 hours. Site Pass consisting of Ice Skating, a visit to W5 AND a Belfast Giants game – You will be required to pick your Belfast Giant’s game upon booking (22nd, 28th, 29th or 30th Dec). Flexi tickets for ice skating will be valid on these days. You will also be issued flexi tickets for W5 so you can attend on another day. A flexi ticket can only be […]

Santa has transformed GAA HQ into his secret elf camp, where only the fittest, strongest and healthiest of all elves are trained! In fact, every pointy-eared helper that is chosen for the GAA Museum training programme is a member of the North Pole Hurling, Football and Camogie Club, which is the most Northerly and charmed GAA club in the world and managed by Santa himself! In exciting news, Santa is opening the doors of his training facility to a select number of children, and anyone lucky enough to get a ticket and make it on his ‘list’ will learn the secrets of becoming an elite Elf. At the Santa Experience at Croke Park, your family will wander through a behind-the-scenes candy cane trail, catching glimpses along the way of how the Elves get fit and ready for the season ahead and their big day, which isn’t the All-Ireland for once! You’ll roam in awe through a mesmerising snow tunnel and the North Pole team’s changing room. While you’re there make sure you listen for banter in the shower room to see who’s made it the naughty or nice list! You might also need to hold your nose as you leave […]

A romantic Christmas special. “Christmas Crooners” is jam packed with festive favourites including the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself- Frank Sinatra. Once again this year, we have our beautiful Christmas “belle” singing her favourite Christmas songs, including Santa Baby, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree and many more. This fantastic cast of West-End Singers, are backed by the superb and talented swing band: The Jazz- All-Stars and they perform over 30 well known Christmas hits. Staged in the warm and delightful style of the famous Andy Williams Christmas Shows, this brilliant production comes complete with Christmas Trees, a Rocking Chair and of course a lovely warm fireplace; just right for roasting those chestnuts and toasting the season! Guaranteed to get you in the festive mood.

Join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience with Santa’s Grotto at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum! Begin your magical journey in the atmospheric vaults of The CHQ Building in Dublin’s City Centre. Your family will be welcomed by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves before meeting Santa in his magical grotto. You can find our FAQs listed at the bottom of the page. What’s included Visit Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift Help Mrs. Claus create her world famous recipe of reindeer food and take home your very own pouch to feed the reindeers on Christmas Eve Write and post your letter to Santa Visit our award winning interactive museum Take part in our Discovery Trail map to find out intriguing Christmas facts from around the world. Under 12 months: FREE Age 1-3: €8.50 Age 4-12: €12.50 Adult: €15 Senior: €13

A Fabulous Market is back at The George Bar for 2 dates of a Christmas Market! Join us for an afternoon of Irish Design, Live Music, Free Tarot Reading, Full Bar and sweet treats. Family & Kids Friendly 2 Floors.

Let’s dance. It’s time for the kids to throw some shapes and bust out their best moves as DJ Donal Dineen hits the decks for a special musical rollercoaster ride. Expect dance tunes from every era and every corner of the globe. So if you’re ready to get into the groove, lace up your dancing shoes and grab those glowsticks. Kids just wanna have fun! Commissioned and premiered by TRACKS: an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

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.

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.

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.  

(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

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

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

Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 30 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 36-year-old Los Angeles native is the only artist who has had two albums appear on the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums list of the past decade, according to Billboard. He has appeared in the feature films Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hollars, Coffee Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, as well as on NBC’s The Office, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and CBS’ The Crazy Ones. Groban has released seven studio albums, his 2001 self-titled 5x-platinum debut, 2003’s 6x-platinum Closer, 2006’s double-platinum Awake, 2007’s 6x platinum Grammy-nominated Noel, 2010’s gold-certified Illuminations, and 2013’s gold-certified All That Echoes, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, giving Groban his first No. 1 debut and third chart-topper. In 2017, Groban concluded his Broadway run in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which Time Out New York called, “one of the best musicals of the decade”. He also released his first coffee table book, […]

Bosco is Bosco. not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky,lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-yearold who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see whyBosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Cinderella through this completely interactive live experience in celebration of Bosco’s 40th anniversary. Paula Lambert has been travelling the country for the last 40years, in the early years with her father Eugene Lambert andtheir many beloved characters from RTE, bringing Puppet Theatre to the children of Ireland for the first time. Eugene was founder of Ireland’s first and only Puppet theatre,Paula now tours with third generation puppeteer Johnny Lambert.

Hudson Taylor (previously Harry & Alfie) are an Irish folk duo formed in 2011. The duo consists of brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor. They are signed to Rubyworks Records. They grew up in Dublin, where their father was a musician and their mother was a dancer. They began busking at a young age. Prior to being signed they released their début EP, “Battles”, in August 2012, which peaked at #1 on the Irish version of iTunes and at #14 on UK version of iTunes. In November 2012, the band followed with a second EP, “Cinematic Lifestyle” and a third, “Osea”, in October 2013. It was around this time that the band signed to Polydor Records in the UK.

Mixing the traditional Irish folk sounds with the (then) emerging sounds of rock’n’roll, Christy Moore emerged in the late 1960s as a shining new voice in Irish music. Since then he has carved out an extremely consistent career, both as a solo artist and with his bands, Planxty and Moving Hearts. Credited as a major influence on artists such as U2, The Pogues and Sinead O’Connor, Christy continues to tour and record and the dynamism of his performances, as demonstrated on his live albums Live in Dublin, At the Point: Live and Live at Vicar Street, is not to be missed. Extra Dated Added: Jan 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th

For one night only, Celine will perform her “Christmas Celebration”, packed full of captivating Christmas Carols as well as much loved operatic arias accompanied by festive orchestra. Celine has performed extensively throughout Europe, as well as in the United States, China, Russia and Mexico in such venues as Carnegie Hall, New York and the Royal Opera house Covent Garden. She has sung with world renowned tenors José Carreras, Placido Domingo, Roberto Alagna and Andrea Bocelli and has sung for such dignitaries as President Barack Obama, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. Her compelling and thrilling performances have won her the universal acclaim of audiences and critics across the opera world.

Caught serving after hours, a publican tries to talk himself out of trouble with his tale of military service in the desert. Drawing on some of Flann O’Brien’s most recognisable and admired works of fiction, together with his witheringly funny play, Thirst (and other bits of Flann) includes excerpts from The Dalkey Archive, Drink and Time in Dublin and The Trade, showcasing the incisive humour and linguistic dexterity of O’Brien’s incomparable comic genius. Thirst (and other bits of Flann) is developed by and stars four of Ireland’s leading actors, Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan and Marty Rea.

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 trio released their latest album Kablammo! in May and a new single Machinery is set for release on 9 October. Described by Tim as “probably the most indie pop tune on the record” it’s “essentially a song about someone in modern times trying to find a real connection” he explains. “It was one of the final ones we worked on” says Mark “it’s just a beautiful melody.” Kablammo, released to a fanfare of positive reviews, marks eight years since the release of Ash’s last studio album, Twilight Of The Innocents, the album they vowed would be their last. The ensuing years saw the band embark on the ambitious A-Z singles series and its accompanying A-Z tour taking them from Aldershot to Zennor. Putting the album format to one side allowed Ash to explore a different dynamic to their sound across 26 tracks released over a year.

It’s that time of year. Dublin City is rammed, there are fewer choccies left in your advent calendar, and you’ve already lost your granny twice in Arnotts. But, this Christmas, the Liberty Hall Theatre has got its tinsel back. Yep, there’s a panto coming to the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin 2018. It’s ‘Cinderella’. Praise be to Santa! ​Pantomime factory Tempus Productions has splashed out. Their production pulls out all the stops, boasting a star-studded cast this year including John Lovett (Red Rock, The Tudors & Panto Dame extraordinaire) And Eric Lalor (Comedian & Fair City Bad Guy) But is this a triumphant return to the North-side of the Liffey to ​one of the best venues in town? You’ll have to wait and see. Join us this year to see if poor old Cinders will get to the ball. That’s if her two ugly stepsisters Whitney & Britney ​are not up to their usual tricks. But, with the help of her faithful friend Buttons and the Magical Fairy G, it can only be fantastic. ​ What more could a panto ask for I hear you say? Well get your tickets soon for the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes to find out! […]

The Ballymun Farmers Market is now located inside Ballymun Shopping Centre and is held every Thursday from 9am-3.30pm. It offers products from Dublin and the surrounding areas, so why not drop in to see some of our new stalls and see what bargains you can find.

Christ Church Market takes place on Thursday’s from 11.30am to 3pm and Saturday’s from 11am to 4.30pm. The aromatic smells that fill the air will tempt visitor’s taste buds making it irresistible to continue without side stepping inside to flavour the tastes brought to them by Irish Village Markets. Irish Village Markets is an amalgamation of some of Ireland’s finest chefs, growers and producers all under the one umbrella. Visitors to any of the lunchtime markets enjoy the tastes and quality food made with top quality ingredients and flavours from all over the world in the unique setting of Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin city centre. At the market visitors can enjoy a Cornish pasties, Gourmet Kitchen delights, noodles, schnitzels, oysters, waffles and lots, lots more.

(Dublin 2) Located at 60 Camden Street Lower, The Ferocious Mingle Market is a bohemian indoor market that sells food, coffee, clothes, jewellery, antiques and art. Whether you are looking for vintage wear and costume jewellery or just want to enjoy art, music and good food; The Ferocious Mingle Market has something for everyone. Thursday Friday Saturday

Dublin’s famous Liberty Market is located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, on Meath Sreet, off Thomas and the Coombe (near Christ Church). It offers the best bargains around on everything you are looking for from Clothing / Jewellery to toys and garden supplies blowing shop prices out of the water, our slogan says it all…….why pay more? Thursday Friday Saturday    

The Market is located at Station Buildings, Park Place, at the corner of Harcourt Street & Hatch Street and operates every Thursday 11am-3pm with 30-40 stalls. All produce sold at the market are grown or crafted by the stall holders and is either organic or a related foodstuff, craft, etc.

Honest2goodness is a natural food market in Glasnevin which is open every Saturday for the best in fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, wines and other treats. We are passionate about wine and food and would like to share this passion with as many people as possible. We welcome with open arms seasoned connoisseurs and food and wine newcomers alike. So, if you’re drinking our wines, shopping in our market, eating our food, taking one of our courses or simply trying one of our recipes we hope you enjoy the experience as much as we do giving it!

On Thursday 20th December St Francis Xavier’s Church on Gardiner Street will swing to the sounds of a festive celebration like no other! Hosted by the renowned Gardiner Street Gospel Choir in collaboration with the Gardiner Street Junior Gospel Choir and some very special guests, attendees will be treated to THE ultimate toe-tapping, sing-along Christmas celebration of the year. As always the GSGC will bring their own unique and uplifting gospel style to all your festive favourites, aided by the talented Gardiner Street Junior Gospel Choir (featuring Larkin Community College and Gardiner Street Primary School) and the Polish Christmas Ensemble (featuring members of the National Symphony Orchestra). It promises to be an eclectic mix of soulful tunes and your favourite carols for young and old alike. And YES, there will be Christmas cake and other tasty homemade treats to ensure everyone goes home merry and bright! Donations on the night go to the very worthy Peter McVerry Trust working tirelessly since 2005 to bring an end to homelessness in Ireland. Tickets €12/10; under 12’s GO FREE but must have a valid ticket. No refunds. Doors 7.30pm, starts at 8pm sharp. Last year was a total sell-out so book now to […]

The $20 million production features new, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world. This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Walking With Dinosaurs is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that Walking With Dinosaurs is embarking on an international tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.” The one-hour, 40-minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign […]