Things to do in Dublin: Festivals
There are always plenty of festivals in Dublin
Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days are to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. In Ireland we celebrate European Heritage Days with a full week of events throughout National Heritage Week. The Heritage Council assumed the role of coordinator of National Heritage Week from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government in 2005. Since then the week has grown into a highly successful programme of over 2,000 events which take place during the last week of August […]
This year we are delighted to once again host the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival, and share the remarkable story and sheer variety of this amazing fruit – last year’s festival featured a World Record breaking 256 cultivars! The display runs in the Teak House until Sunday 1st September, alongside a series of tomato talks and fun activities for children. Entries accepted Friday 16th August 9.00am – 4.30pm & Saturday 17th August until 10am only Open to the public in Teak House Saturday 17th August from 2.00pm
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee continue to sell out stadiums and arenas the world over. The band’s current live show, described by Rolling Stone as “explosive and euphoric… wild and combustible at the place where Grohl’s love for punk and classic rock coalesce into something raging and tuneful… a show of enthusiasm that has grown over decades,” will be visiting the following cities and venues: • 19 Aug Belfast, N. Ireland @ Vital Festival (headline series) • 21 Aug Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena See foofighters.com for information regarding pre-sales and more. Support on the headline dates to be announced. Having covered ground from Reykjavik to Las Vegas in 2017, the tireless Foo Fighters began 2018 with an Australia / New Zealand stadium tour, and proceeded to play three-hour-plus rock marathons for capacity crowds over multiple nights at some of the world’s most prestigious venues: Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago, London Stadium—plus a return to Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg— the site of the accident that led to the 2015 Broken Leg Tour. 2018 also marked the sophomore year of Foo Fighters’ own CalJam festival. CalJam ’18 […]
Dalkey Lobster Fest is a fusion of local seafood and the best of current global jazz musicians with lots of fun events for all the family to enjoy. There are lots of free events on throughout the day. It’s a fantastic weekend for all the family. So come along and enjoy some crab, lobster and all that jazz.
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Join the National Print Museum’s volunteer retired printers and compositors for an evening of stories and chat! This reminiscence session is themed around print and newspaper houses sports days, clubs and activities for their staff during letterpress printing days past.evening of lively stories! This reminiscence session is themed around print & newspaper houses sports days & activities during printing days past.
We are happy to announce that Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield will be hosting the Dublin Feminist Film Festival again, from the 22nd to the 24th of August 2019. Dublin Feminist Film Festival promotes and celebrates female filmmakers, hoping to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking. This involves considering women on-screen, but also behind the camera, through celebrating and showcasing fantastic female filmmaking, as well as demonstrating that women make compelling and complex characters and subjects.
Ireland’s Festival of Nations 2019 FREE family event takes place in Mountjoy Square Park, Dublin 1 WHAT: Ireland’s Festival of Nations 2019 WHEN: Saturday, 24 August 2019 TIME: 12:00 – 18:00 WHERE: Mountjoy Square Park, Dublin 1 ADMISSION: FREE! Ireland’s Festival of Nations 2019 is taking place on Sunday 24th of August 2019 from 12 noon to 6pm in Mountjoy Square Park, Dublin 1. This is a free event for the whole family with a great line up of performers from around the world, including children’s entertainment and other side attraction taking place throughout the day. A most spectacular and diverse festival representing a global cultural integration, Festival of Nations showcases lots of exciting cultural activities all day long, all happening in one venue. There will be family-friendly activities include the Parade of Nations, Music & Dance performances, with a mix of 52 stands of organisations and various countries showing off their cultures and information displays, face painting, workshop, and much more! Festival of Nations is organised by Diversity & Multicultural Initiative, and funded by the government of Ireland and supported by Dublin City Council’s NEIC program. For more details log onto www.irelandsfestivalofnations.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irelandsfestivalofnations/
The dlr Roger Casement Summer School and Festival is organised to honour the memory of Dún Laoghaire-born Irish revolutionary and international human rights advocate Roger Casement. This is the third year of the Summer School and will include a wide range of national and international speakers.
National Services day is organised each year by FESSEF, an entirely volunteer-led effort. FESSEF’s mission Promote awareness and goodwill among the public for the role played by service personnel in protecting the safety and security of citizens. Create opportunities for the individual services to show their appreciation for the ongoing support they receive from members of the public. As we continue our mission, we encourage communication, co-operation and friendship among the personnel of the Services themselves. Find out more about FESSEF here. FESSEF History Seamus O’Neill, a retired school principal never forgot the support local Frontline Service workers gave to his school.“We’d had no money in the school and the army and the guards used to play football matches to fundraise for us. So in 2013 I was looking around and there was nothing in the State that recognised the work that the emergency and security services were doing.” He decided to do something about it. He pulled together volunteers from all the Frontline Services to form a non-profit organisation: FESSEF. Their mission would be to create events for the public to show their appreciation, while fostering greater collaboration between their services.
The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms and offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector.Followed by fans and first timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 30,000 spectators for 16 days and nights each September, transforming Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe. The scale and environment of the festival broadens arts participation, introducing artists and audiences and playing a pivotal role in the fabric of Dublin and Irish cultural life. Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 20th September 2019. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge. Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations. Culture Night Encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality Reminds us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have locally and nationally Raises the profile of cultural organisations, activities and facilities Encourages people to try new things and to get into the habit of going more often to cultural venues and activities in their locality Makes […]
Ireland’s largest vegan food & lifestyle event. Feast your way through the day in our Vegan Food Village where you’ll find the best and newest vegan plant based cuisines on offer . You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy Dublin Vegfest; you can just hang out eating great food, learn about plant based health benefits, enjoy an inspirational talk, a food recipe demonstration by a leading chef, try natural ethical products, a workshop or performance among a super friendly gathering in our outdoor areas, indoors speakers area, performance space and chill zone. Guest speakers and more to be announced soon. Get your ticket ! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates, info and giveaways! Tickets via Eventbrite (Admission: €10 – €25)
Beware this Halloween for the door between the living and the dead is opening for a night of unspeakable glamour. The beautiful and the damned will rise again for Danse Macabre Monster’s Ball, Ireland’s most decadent Halloween party. For one night only, the grand Concert Hall becomes a haunted house with a touch of the cirque du freak. Your hosts — the divine temptress and dancefloor slayer, Bonnie Boux, and prince of all things unholy, Beelzebub, will lead you through a party that mixes live music, DJs, dance, variety, immersive performances, cabaret and the occasional sacrifice. Beware of the strange and unusual. Our fiendish fan dancers, frightful Follies and avant-garde performers will haunt the stage. There will be terrible beauties and blood-soaked burlesque. Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland will show you the moves for Ireland’s biggest time warp. The Sanderson Sisters will stop by for some spell casting and The House of Jeuje Dancers will raise the roof and the dead with their unearthly moves. Flaunt yourself at our procession as our twisted collective of performers prance and dance. Play old carnival and Halloween games. Find out your future at Madam Mim’s fortune booth. Scream your blood-curdling lungs out at […]