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Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin. Inspired by Ulysses, James Joyce, it traces part of the journey Leopold Bloom makes through the streets. Starting on the north side with the Oval public house on Abbey street to Lower O’Connell street to Bachelor’s walk crossing over to O’Connell street bridge and following on to south side locations Westmoreland street and finishing on College street. Applying the idea of the flâneur observing city life and acting as a witness to each scene drawn and photographed on of different perspectives. Working from these twelve illustrations were made which show the exterior urban spaces, streets and people of each place and interior view points from a cafe, bus window and various shops. The idea of this exhibition is to visually capture the energy and the ‘stream of life’ of contemporary Dublin.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com – Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents – Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!) – Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people – Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born. Roddy Doyle’s second installment of the celebrated Barrytown Trilogy is a story that remains fresh, vivid, astute and relevant for today.

For the first time in 30 years you will be able to view the incredible paintings and graphic work of Irish artist Roderic O’Conor, so don’t miss this rare opportunity at the National Gallery of Ireland. This exciting exhibition will illustrate how O’Conor’s dissatisfaction with Impressionism led to his signature Expressionist style. You will see many artworks which have previously never been on display before and also get a sense of O’Conor’s place among contemporaries like Van Gogh and Gauguin. Whether you’re a major art buff or you just fancy spending an afternoon immersed in some truly captivating landscapes, visiting Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to be time well spent.

Wednesday 4th Jul LALAH HATHAWAY Aiken Promotions presents LALAH HATHAWAY plus support _ Main Venue _ honestly – a fitting title for the new album from artist, songwriter, producer and DJ, Lalah Hathaway. Both low-key and legendary, the gentle power of Hathaway’s irrepressible and boundary-defying voice has gone unmissed by those with their ear to the ground… Doors: 8pm Tickets: €39.05 Wednesday 4th Jul THE BINGO w/ STEVE BENNETT THE BINGO w/ STEVE BENNETT ^ The Parlour ^ Join Steve and friends for a madcap comedy gameshow with great prizes, mystery boxes and bloody good craic! From musical bingo to crazy mini games to ‘normal bingo’ that’ll frustrate the hell out of your gran, this is a great night of silly good fun. Doors: 8pm in The Parlour Tickets: €6 / €11 Wednesday 4th Jul ALL IN THIS TOGETHER ft. DREAMING OF JUPITER & ALEX SMYTH in aid of Pieta House ALL IN THIS TOGETHER featuring DREAMING OF JUPITER & ALEX SMYTH ^ Upstairs ^ A very special third edition of All In This Together, a double header with hour long sets from the amazing Dreaming of Jupiter and Alex Smyth. This is gonna be amazing and definitely not to […]

Summer Piano Master Classes with Therese Fahy Start Date02-07-2018 10:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room Musical Play: Teacher Training for Early Years Music Start Date02-07-2018 15:00 National Concert Hall – Room 103 Summer Piano Master Classes with Therese Fahy Start Date03-07-2018 10:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room RTE NSO Summer Lunchtime Series Start Date03-07-2018 13:05 Main Stage National Concert Hall Tour Start Date03-07-2018 14:30 NCH foyer Sold Out! Summer Piano Master Classes with Therese Fahy Start Date04-07-2018 10:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room An American Celebration: In aid of Pieta House Start Date04-07-2018 20:00 Main Stage Kevin Fitzpatrick plays Chopin Start Date06-07-2018 13:05 John Field Room National Concert Hall Tour Start Date06-07-2018 14:30 NCH foyer RTE NSO A Nat King Cole Celebration Start Date06-07-2018 19:30 Main Stage with Gary Williams Bring Along a Baby Start Date07-07-2018 10:30 John Field Room Sold Out! Bring Along a Baby Start Date07-07-2018 12:30 John Field Room Sold Out! ‘The Three Tenors 10th Anniversary Start Date07-07-2018 20:00 Main Stage An Evening with David Sedaris Start Date08-07-2018 19:00 Main Stage Sold Out! Songschool Summer Camp Start Date09-07-2018 10:00 The Studio RTE NSO Summer Lunchtime Series Start Date10-07-2018 13:05 Main Stage Rufus Wainwright – Solo Start Date10-07-2018 20:00 Main Stage […]

Michael hasn’t been home in almost twenty years. Having been kicked out of the seminary and exiled from his family home, he found himself in London, by accident rather than design. But now, the death of his mother sees him back in the small town where he grew up. The place that chewed him up and spat him out. Reunited with his two brothers, their partners and the local clergy, there are questions that want answering and old scores that need laying to rest. Where do you find home, when your family and faith have abandoned you? An Irish funeral brings out the best and worst in people, and a long night of truths lies ahead.

The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born… Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult. This production contains adult themes and strong language. Parental discretion is advised. There will be a post-show discussion with Roddy Doyle and members of The Snapper cast on Monday 30 July. For more information, please see here. There will be a Sign Language Interpreted Performance (SLIP) on Thursday 30 August at 7.30pm. Patrons availing of this service are advised to book via boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie to access a discounted ticket rate and seats with the best sight lines. Amanda Coogan will be the ISL Interpreter for this performance.

We’re delighted to announce that Amy Ross (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Aaron Sidwell (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Emily Shaw (Nessarose), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Nikki Bentley (Standby for Elphaba) will lead the cast of the spectacular, critically acclaimed and multi record-breaking UK & Ireland Tour when it returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 17 July to 1 September 2018. Acclaimed as “a joyous spectacle that captures the imagination” (Irish Independent) and “a magical mystery tour through the fantasyland of Oz” (London Evening Standard), WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students and their extraordinary adventures in Oz, which will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters originally created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED has become a global phenomenon featuring astounding technical wizardry, stunning costumes, a compelling ‘untold’ story and show-stopping songs, including the incredible ‘Defying Gravity’.

A new musical about a girl from Kerry and a boy from Dublin who fall in love despite the language barrier!

Chloe doesn’t like her new school. With scary exams, stressful subjects and mountains of homework, Chloe just can’t seem to adjust to her new secondary school life. So she and her parents start the “School for Dinosaurs”, a lively lizard alternative approach to scary school subjects! But the clocks ticking down to exam time! Will Chloe make the grade in time? School For Dinosaurs is a fun reptilian romp for the whole family! Appropriate for all ages Suggested age 8-12

Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government.

Vodafone Ireland and Aiken Promotions today announce the unmissable line up of acts that are set to take centre stage at the Vodafone Comedy Festival 2018. This year’s Festival is shaping up to be the most exciting yet, with over 120 acclaimed performers from Ireland and across the globe confirmed to bring laughter and craic to Dublin’s beautiful Iveagh Gardens. The festival will take place across five fully seated venues over four fun-packed days from 26th – 29th Thursday 26 July Tommy Tiernan / Aisling Bea / Joe List / MC Joanne McNally 19:30 The Gas Station Thursday 26 July Foil, Arms & Hog / Jarlath Regan / Eleanor Tiernan / Julie Jay MC Gearoid Farrelly 21:30 The Gas Station Thursday 26 July Rory Scovel / John Early / Kate Berlant / MC David O’Doherty 19:30 The Punch Line Thursday 26 July Abandoman / Michael Che / Glenn Wool / Yvonne Orji MC Joe Rooney and Cipha Sounds 21:30 The Punch Line Thursday 26 July Jason Byrne / Enya Martin / Al Foran / MC Barry Murphy 19:30 The Funny Bone Thursday 26 July Alison Spittle / Nicole Byer / Rhea Butcher / Lolly Adefope MC Emma Doran 21:30 The […]

The Malahide Chamber of Commerce presents the Malahide community Festival each year in late July. The Festival will features family orientated activities on The Green and various entertainments on New Street.

Kris Kristofferson made his name in 1970s as a country music singer and songwriter with songs like Me and Bobby McGee and Help Me Make It through the Night. His songs have been performed by legends like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, along with Kris himself. A Star Is Born, the 1976 film in which he starred with Barbara Streisand, gave Kris his first hit movie appearance (and another hit album), a feat which has been repeated in the 1990s with appearances in films like Blade and Payback.

Saturday July 28th Gavin James will headline The Summer Series. Gavin has had a whirlwind two years which saw him sell over 2 million singles worldwide, perform to over 3 million people and hit No.1 with his breakout single ‘Nervous’. Little Hours open the show.

Formed in the late 1970s, Madness achieved immediate success with their debut album, One Step Beyond, which reached No.2 in the British album charts. Between 1980 and 1983 the band went on to score 13 UK top 10 singles including My Girl, Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and House of Fun. Firmly established as one of the UK’s favourite acts and pioneers of the SKA movement, Madness have since released over 11 albums. In 2016 they launched their inaugural House of Common festival in Clapham, a one-day festival with a line-up full of SKA and reggae peformers, at which they headlined. House of Common returned for a second year in 2017.

The Grand Dublin Swim is back in 2018! It’ll be fun for all the family with 250m and 750m fun swims for the kids or those new to open water swimming, events taking place on the day for kids, and longer swims of 1.6K, 5K and 10K for parents or those who want to challenge themselves in the water. There is also races for those registered with Leinster Open Sea. Starting Times: 10.00 5k & 10K swims 10.30  250 Meter / 750 Meters swims 11.00  1.6K GDS Intermediate Wave swim 12.00 1.6K GDS Advance & Elite Wave swim 13.00 Leinster Open Sea Ladies swim 14.00 Leinster Open Sea Mens swim So join us and be part of it! Bring your family and friends along, this is a day not to be missed!

The two-day aviation spectacle will kick off at 12 noon each day starting with the ‘on the ground’ activity followed by the Air Display. The Air Display will kick-off at 3.30pm on Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday. This year’s line-up includes over 40 aircraft as well as parachute teams and helicopters. The calibre of the aerobatic displays at Bray is really second to none: Saturday’s display line-up is as follows: Irish Air Corps The Black Knights Make-A-Wish CAP 232 & the Flying Dentist Catalina PBY-5A Shamrock 1940 (DC-3) Gardaí helicopter ‘The Flying Cow’ Vans RV7 solo display (Gerry Humphries) Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Stearman) Irish Parachute Club Richard Goodwin Airshows (Pitts special) Strikemaster Search & Rescue Coastguard Royal Jordanian Falcons ME109 & Mustang Viggen Display Wildcat Aerobatics In addition to the above, Sunday’s display line-up will also include: The Red Arrows Aer Lingus, Shamrock 1936 The Blades Aerobatic Team Tranchant Jet Team (Fouga jets) Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Chipmunks) There will also be Helicopter Pleasure Flights on both Saturday & Sunday