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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.

January 2019 is a unique edition of the First Fortnight festival. First Fortnight is hosting the European Mental Health Art & Culture Festival. This festival aims to showcase the vibrancy of modern Ireland with an emphasis on the European community resident in Ireland that lives and works together every day. As it continues to expand, there have been over 140 submissions coming from 22 different countries and this year promises to be better than ever. We are working for an exponential change in how we as people understand and respond to the human challenge of a mental health problem. We do this every day. In a study of perceived stigma in 815 adults with significant mental health disability across 6 European countries, 46.7% reported embarrassment, and 18% reported discrimination experiences, resulting in 14.8% with perceived stigma (Alonso et al., 2009).  Since 2011, First Fortnight has conducted an annual survey to assess the attitudes of festival attendees regarding mental health matters. Out of the 1,517 people who responded in 2018, almost half (47%) of those surveyed would not want people to know if they were experiencing mental health problems, 28% found it hard to speak with someone with mental health illness […]

The ‘First Dáil’ of 1919. This Dáil was an assembly established by Sinn Féin MPs elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in the 1918 United Kingdom general election. Upon winning a majority of Irish seats in the election (many uncontested), Sinn Féin MPs refused to recognise the United Kingdom parliament and instead convened as the First Dáil Éireann (translated as “Assembly of Ireland”): the unicameral legislature of a new notional Irish Republic, and the first Irish parliament to exist since 1801. The first meeting of Dáil Éireann occurred on 21 January 1919 in the Round Room of the Mansion House: the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Being the first and highly symbolic meeting, the proceedings of the Dáil were conducted for the only time entirely in the Irish language. The Dáil elected Cathal Brugha as its Ceann Comhairle (chairman). A number of short documents were then adopted, this included the Declaration of Independence, that asserted that the Dáil was the parliament of a sovereign state called the “Irish Republic”; the Dáil established a cabinet called the Ministry or “Aireacht”, and an elected prime minister known both as the “Príomh Aire” and the “President of Dáil Éireann”.

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

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. They are suitable for schools, students, families, historic groups and individuals interested in local history. The National Maritime Museum are delighted to participate in this again in Winter 2019. The Museum is housed in Dún Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners Church, opposite the dlr Lexicon. Experienced guides will bring you on a voyage of discovery enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea. You will learn about maritime history, exploration, navigation, radio, deep-sea cable technology, nature and art inspired by the sea and relevant to the school syllabus. See the revolving Baily Optic, try the electrified steam engine and pause to reflect at the Titanic exhibit, the Royal Navy prisoner’s docks and the war memorial. Dates: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:00 Monday, 28 January 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:00 Monday, 4 February 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:00 Monday, 11 February 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 11:00 Monday, 18 February 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:00 Monday, 25 February 2019 11:00 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 11:00

Now is the time to indulge your travel fantasies without breaking the bank! At Holiday World Dublin 2019 at the RDS Simmonscourt, you’ll have the chance to meet with travel professionals from around the world to plan your ideal holiday and take advantage of show-only specials and deals. Holidays, city breaks and more represented, you’re sure to find the best holiday at the best price. Whether it’s building sandcastles on the beach in Spain, driving the Wild Atlantic Way or seeing the cherry blossom bloom in Japan, the 2,000 travel professionals present will be able to find the perfect holiday for you. These experts will offer one-on-one guidance and tips on the best travel trends, all without the hassle of scrolling and clicking through endless websites. Everything you need is right there at Holiday World 2019.

Start your next adventure at the Holiday World Show 2019 What:                   Holiday World Show When:                  Friday 25th January to Sunday 27th January 2019 Where:                RDS Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Admission:         Adults €7, Special Family Price 2 Adults & up to 4 children €14 Now is the time to indulge your travel fantasies without breaking the bank! At Holiday World Dublin 2019, taking place 25th to 27th January at RDS Simmonscourt, you’ll have the chance to meet with travel professionals from around the world to plan your ideal holiday and take advantage of show-only specials and deals. With over 55 countries and various holiday options including adventure holidays, cruises, over 50s holidays, city breaks and more represented, you’re sure to find the best holiday at the best price.  Whether it’s building sandcastles on the beach in Spain, driving the Wild Atlantic Way or seeing the cherry blossom bloom in Japan, the 2,000 travel professionals present will be able to find the perfect holiday for you.  These experts will offer one-on-one guidance and tips on the best travel trends, all without the hassle of scrolling and clicking through endless websites.  Everything you need is right there at Holiday […]

Bauhaus Effects will assemble an interdisciplinary collection of papers that analyse the repercussions of the legendary Bauhaus school in the hundred years since its inception, considering the ways in which the broad range of practices have transformed everyday experiences from the 1920s to the present day. Bauhaus innovations and models of thought continue to resonate within the contemporary built environment, from chair construction to skyscraper design, from interior spaces to urban topographies, warranting a thorough, methodologically diverse studies of its effects a century after the school was founded. Bauhaus Effects aims to investigate the continuing impact of the Bauhaus on an impressive range of contemporary practices across the globe. We propose that the Bauhaus was not just a radical art school but in fact initiated a fundamental paradigm shift in design culture whose import is ripe for assessment a century on.

EStars featuring Fortnite brings the biggest Fortnite fanatics together to battle it out solo at Croke Park. Set in a real-life Fortnite Battleground, you will jump inside our bubble and compete against thousands of other contestants for your chance to claim the Victory Royale and win £25,000! That’s not all…there’s entertainment and swag for everyone, VIP guests and you’ll get to perform your favourite Fortnite dances! If you don’t make it to the final, you’ll still have a shot at winning one of our 600 on-the-spot cash prizes for everything from raking up the most kills to showing off your dance skills. Immerse yourself in a Fortnite battleground Gear up, grab your ammo and battle your opponents from inside our state-of-the-art Fortnite battleground complete with both Xbox and Playstation gaming consoles. You don’t have to be the best, ANYONE over 12 can enter the tournament (even noobs and bush campers), so get your tickets now and experience Fortnite like never before! Claim the Victory Royale Play to the death for your chance to win one of our awesome cash prizes! The winner of each game will receive £25 but it’s all about making it on to the leader board at […]

Come and find out how he managed to get back up and the controversial decison in his recent fight with Deontay Wilder. He’s a heavyweight who’s famous for getting the better of Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to become the WBA (Super), IBF, IBO, WBO, and The Ring incorporate heavyweight champ. Fury was refused the opportunity to fight for Ireland at the Olympic Games but was subsequently permitted to fight for Ireland and Great Britain after following his lineage to Belfast. Fury made his professional boxing debut in December 2008 when he got the better of Bela Gyongyosi. In November 2009 he got the better of John McDermott to win the English Heavyweight title. Fury once again got the better of McDermott in June 2010 to win the vacant English Heavyweight title. He conquered Derek Chisora in July 2011 to win the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles.

The X Factor Live Tour is returning for 2019 and tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Friday (19th October) from all usual outlets. X Factor Digital Presenter, Becca Dudley, will be returning as host this year on The X Factor Live Tour. Becca has been hosting MTV UK programming since 2012 and presents multiple shows across the network, as well as covering worldwide music events with World Stage from Brazil to Belgium. In addition to her TV work, Becca DJs reggae, hip hop and dancehall across the UK and festivals, including Glastonbury. Becca is also a presenter on Apple Music’s global radio station Beats 1 and in 2016 she launched her own music platform DEADLY, which encompasses live music, radio and video content. The X Factor Live Tour 2019 starts in Nottingham on 15th February 2019 and will travel across the UK and Ireland to finish at 3Arena Dublin on 5th March and Belfast’s SSE Arena on 6th March. The X Factor Tour has thrilled over three million people since it began 14 years ago, making it one of the UK’s most successful annual arena tours. So get your tickets to The X Factor Live Tour 2019 […]

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund presents The Great Escape with Dan Snow On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult film, starring Steve McQueen. Sunday 24 March 2019 @ 18:30

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 […]

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice lets you relive the magic of your favorite animated Disney films. Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a treasure-filled journey bound for heartwarming adventure. For the first time ever in the UK discover the true meaning of family with everyone’s favorite forgetful fish, Dory. March alongside the seven dwarfs, as they whistle off to work to with “Heigh Ho.” Feel the rush of the stampede as Simba learns to live by the motto of “Hakuna Matata”. Be dazzled by the Genie as he makes Aladdin’s wishes come true. Watch as the ice transforms into the wintry world of Frozen during Elsa’s emotionally powerful performance of “Let It Go.” The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice brings beloved characters, both classic and new, to life through cutting-edge figure-skating, incredible costumes and stunning set designs. Innovative lighting, thrilling special effects and breathtaking skating make ite an experience the whole family will remember forever.

An Evening with Joe Schmidt & Ireland Coaching Team Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and his fellow Ireland coaches Andy Farrell, Simon Easterby and Richie Murphy will host a Rugby World Cup Preview Evening in aid of the Purple House Cancer Support Centre on Thursday 16th May 2019 at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. Rugby fans will have an unique opportunity to hear the thoughts of the Irish coaching group as preparations ramp up ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan. This special event, sponsored by Finance Ireland, will be hosted by Paul Howard aka Ross O’Carroll Kelly and is sure to be a fantastic event for any Irish rugby fan. Tickets cost €30 with all proceeds from the event going to Purple House Cancer Centre and their work supporting families living with cancer. Purple House’s free services include Counselling, play therapy for children, hospital transport, complimentary therapies, support groups, classes and a range of practical support services.

Free admission all weekend to the Dublin Mind Body Experience in the RDS, Hall 4 on the 17th, 18th and 19th May 2019. Four events in one venue, 185 exhibitors, 75 hours of free talks & workshops, yoga & meditation classes and a vegan & vegetarian cafe. https://www.dublinmindbodyexperience.ie/ Pre Register for priority free entry to the venue, priority access to the 75 hours of free yoga & meditation classes, Free talks & workshops and discounts at exhibitor stands at https://www.dublinmindbodyexperience.ie/pre-register The Mind Body Soul Expo brings together exhibitors, practitioners and speakers from the world of holistic health & wellbeing. The event hosts 50 hours of free talks and workshops and 40 holistic therapists offering mini treatments, advice and information. You will also find a fantastic array of exhibitors providing holistic health products & Information, specialist books, crystals, hand crafted jewellery, angelic gifts, natural skincare, herbal remedies, oils and essences and much more. The Yoga and Meditation festival brings together over 60 holistic therapists and yoga teachers for three days of healing, mindfulness and meditation. The yoga zone hosts 25 hours of free yoga & meditation classes and 50 hours of free talks & workshops are held around the venue. As […]