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
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 […]
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 […]
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
Next 23th May, the personal and creative universe of Miguel Hernández arrives to Dublin in form of exhibition at Instituto Cervantes. “Miguel Hernández, In Broad Daylight”, curated by Juan José Téllez, closes the events to honour the poet from Alicante in the 75th Anniversary of his death: a global portrait of the writer through a comprehensive visual journey that follows Hernandez’s footprint. The opening of this new show will take place on 23th May at 6pm and will include the performance of guitarist Juan José Manzano to get you in the mood for this poetic walk. The show will be opened to the public until the 5th July and admission to the opening and the show are free. Pictures, paintings, letters and different memorabilia provided by the Jaén provincial government (Andalusia, Spain) reveal the essential keys of the author’s life and work, focusing on the young man who made poetry his creed. “Miguel Hernández, In Broad Daylight” includes fifty original pieces, including handwritten correspondence with authors such as Pablo Neruda, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Lorca or Ramón Sijé, in addition to those he sent to his wife, Josefina Manresa, mainly during the Civil War and his time in prison. The […]
Saturday 1st Jun RYAN SHERIDAN Whelanslive.com presents RYAN SHERIDAN plus support _ Main Venue _ Ryan Sheridan announces headline Dublin show ahead of sold out European tour. He plays Whelan’s on the 1st June 2019. Doors: 8pm Tickets: €21.50 Saturday 1st Jun SESKIN LANE SESKIN LANE plus support ^ Upstairs ^ After sold out shows in ‘The Cobblestones’ Smithfield, and ‘The Source’ Thurles, Seskin Lane return to Dublin for their 1st show of 2019 Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10 Saturday 1st Jun MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ CHINESE NEWSPAPER & EASY TIDE MIDNIGHT HOUR presents CHINESE NEWSPAPER plus EASY TIDE Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, Sign up for GUEST LIST Whelanslive.com are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY* Sunday 2nd Jun JAMIE LENMAN VIA TICKETWEB.IE JAMIE LENMAN (REUBEN) plus support NEW VALLEY WOLVES & CHANCER _ Main Venue _ Jamie Lenman is best known as the singer, guitarist and songwriter for underground heroes Reuben, who toured and released relentlessly for most of the noughties. Doors: 8pm Tickets: €20 Sunday 2nd Jun STU DALY & THE DRAM VIA EVENTBRITE.IE STU DALY & THE […]
An unexpected pregnancy. An unknown father. The relationships that matter, and the secrets that don’t. Previews: From Thurs 6th June Opening Night: Wed 12th June Matinees: Selected Wed & Sat – 2.30pm Evenings: Mon to Sat – 7.30pm
This new production of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature the same songs, including the Academy Award-winning Talk To The Animals. Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be directed by Christopher Renshaw. Eccentric Doctor Dolittle embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place. Helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot, the larger-than-life Doctor Dolittle teaches us not only to talk to the animals but to listen to them as well! Leslie Bricusse has written the book, music and/or lyrics for more than 40 musical films and plays. Stage musicals include Stop the World – I Want to Get Off, Pickwick, Harvey, Goodbye, Mr Chips, Scrooge and Victor/Victoria, while films (songs and/or screenplays) include Scrooge, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Goodbye, Mr Chips, Superman, Victor/Victoria, Home Alone 1 & 2, Hook, Goldfinger, You Only Live […]
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.
Our summer programme continues to go from strength to strength and is the ideal way to celebrate the end of term. This year Mill Productions will be performing Roald Dahl’s hilarious tale The Twits: Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough…. Weekends: Sat 15th and Sun 16th at 2pm & 4pm Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd at 2pm & 4pm & 7pm Adults €16 Child U12yrs €14 Groups 10+ €12 p/p
Instituto Cervantes joins Compadrito Tango and the theatre company Teatro Emigrato to celebrate this year’s International Tango Festival in Ireland. As a starter we propose a show that will bring together the poetry of the Chilean Pablo Neruda and Argentine music, in particular tango dancing. As the main course, why not learning the first steps of this elegant dance in a workshop for beginners? If tango revolutionised popular dance introducing a sensual choreography with a partner, we could say that it is also one of the better known and most familiar dances and music worldwide. In 2009, it was declared UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Green Shield stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It’s Ballymun in 1974 and happiness is at her fingertips. But when 15 friends and family gather to help her claim her winnings, all bets are off! During one fateful night, these determined women bring you into their lives in the ferociously funny The Unmanageable Sisters – Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.
The Lisa Richards agency present a week of top stand-up comedy! Each night, two comedians will perform their new work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Sunday, 16 June: Fred Cooke + Gearóid Farrelly Monday, 17 June: Shane Clifford + Stephen Mullan Tuesday, 18 June: Joanne McNally + Eleanor Tiernan Wednesday, 19 June: Joanne McNally + Aidan Greene Thursday, 20 June: Kevin McGahern + Special Guest TBC Friday, 21 June: Neil Delamere + Chris Kent Saturday, 21 June: Neil Delamere + Julie Jay Running Time : 135 mins (one hour per performer with a 15 minute interval) Age guidelines 14 + Strong Language / Sexual Reference
Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and rappers as they transform from star-struck pupils to superstars, Fame The Musical will indeed live forever. This definitive 30th-anniversary tour comes from Selladoor Productions critically acclaimed producers of Flashdance The Musical, Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors and American Idiot. Please note, the recommended age for this show is 12+. Contains adult themes and language. No under 3’s.
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.
Wednesday 19 June 2019 | 5pm – 7pm Location: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Refreshments Free admission, click here to book your ticket. Late View is the perfect wind down after a busy day at work or the perfect activity on your day off. Please drop-in to chat with our curators, visit our current exhibition staring forms, and have a glass of wine or a soft drink. Making Connections Do you live or work in the Temple Bar area? Are you interested in talking about art, visiting exhibitions, meeting artists, or learning about art making? Would you like to meet other people who work or live in the area? Then join us at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for our FREE Making Connections Programme. These early morning, evening and weekend family events are for everyone – no previous experience required. About Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Founded in 1983, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios supports 30 artists in studios and stages an innovative programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
From its beginnings in 1980 as the Dublin International Organ Festival, Pipeworks has brought to Irish audiences a diverse programme of music-making with the organ at its centre, fully exploiting not only the wonderful range of instruments to be found in Ireland, but the splendid cathedrals, churches and concert halls which house them. Since 1980 Pipeworks has mounted sixteen major festivals, centred on the International Organ Competition which attracts young virtuosi from every corner of the world. These festivals have secured Ireland a respected position in the international organ-playing scene and enhanced the appreciation of Irish audiences for the King of Instruments, its unique and thrilling repertoire and the extraordinary talent of its players. In recent years Pipeworks has expanded its remit to explore Ireland’s organ heritage, and developed an education and outreach programme designed to introduce people to the organ, nurture young talent and help local communities in identifying and promoting their own instruments. Pipeworks has also presented ground-breaking series of complete works, including those of J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Dieterich Buxtehude and Olivier Messiaen, as well as the complete organ symphonies of Louis Vierne, all given by organists resident in Ireland.
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Wed 19 – Fri 21 Jun: 4pm Sat 22 – Sun 23 Jun: 11am, 2pm & 4.30pm
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!
George Ezra has announced three dates in Ireland for 2019: June 20 Musgrave Park, Cork, June 21 Malahide Castle, Dublin and June 22 in Ormeau Park Belfast George Ezra first burst onto the scene in 2014 with his hit single Budapest – which reached No.1 in several countries. His debut album, Wanted on Voyage, featuring Budapest and other singles including Cassy O, Blame It on Me and Barcelona, was released in June that same year and went on to become the third best-selling album of the year.
BELSONIC returns to the idyllic setting at Ormeau Park, Belfast. The popular music festival will bring a host of international headline acts to the heart of Belfast city centre across the month of June. Wednesday 12th June 2019 Slash Ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Blackberry Smoke No Hot Ashes Screaming Eagles Friday 14th June 2019 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Disciples Hugel Thursday 20th June 2019 Stormzy Plus Guests Friday 21st June 2019 Ben Nicky Plus Guests Saturday 22nd June 2019 George Ezra Plus Guests Tuesday 25th June 2019 The Killers Lewis Capaldi Wednesday 26th June 2019 Marshmello Jax Jones Thursday 27th June 2019 Hozier Maggie Rogers David Keenan Friday 28th June 2019 Tiësto Loud Luxury
While the term Pride didn’t become popular until the early 1980’s, the tradition, established following the Stonewall Uprising, of holding LGBTQ+ events and protests at the end of June was adopted very early by Dublin. In the early 1970’s this was often marked by a picnic in Merrion Square and on June 27th 1974 there was even a march of 10 people from the Department of Justice on Stephen’s Green to the British Embassy to protest the criminalisation of homosexuality, the law was a hangover from colonial times. In March 1983 the first large scale LGBTQ+ protest march took place in Dublin. It was organised by the Dublin Lesbian & Gay Collective in response to the release of the murderers of a gay man called Declan Flynn. About 900 people marched from Liberty Hall to Fairview Park. That June the National LGBT Federation (NXF) organised the first Dublin Pride Parade, it went from Stephen’s Green to the GPO. While the original route went from St Stephens Green to the GPO on O’Connell Street, in the early 1990’s the starting point of The Garden of Remembrance was established. Dublin LGBTQ Pride Today In 2018 60,000 people marched with us and as […]
The aim of Rinceoil Fingal is to teach, encourage and perform Irish music, song and dance for all age groups and abilities. Music is taught through classes held in Rush, North County Dublin, Ireland. Pupils and members are drawn from Rush, Skerries, Swords, Malahide and other areas in Fingal. Lessons take place in ‘Martin’s Shop’ in Rush on Monday & Tuesday nights. Band meets on Tuesday nights, and plays at community events throughout the year. Currently, we provide classes in tinwhistle, fiddle, bodhrán, guitar and piano accordion, in addition to ceili & Sean-nos dancing. Rinceoil-a Tradition in Irish Music & Dance. Bigi linn!
William Shakespeare’s most popular and loved comedy in a refreshing and inventive production at Pearse Park, St. Enda’s, Rathfarnham. Gates open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and seating is available. Do bring a rug as it can get chilly. Duration is 2 hours including a short interval. Tea, coffee, wine is available at the café and picnics are welcome. Twenty two Balally performers are involved in this dynamic ensemble, among them are local favourites and some fresh new faces too. In the garden setting at St. Enda’s, we follow the lovers and the mechanicals as they journey into the spirit world with Oberon,Titania, Puck and two diminutive fairies and as night falls in the park Balally Players are happy to present this evocative, joyful and funny piece of theatre. Direction is by Karen Carleton. Tickets will also be available at the Gate each evening from 7pm.
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.