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The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature 2019 conference explores the theme of ‘Young People’s Radical Literature and Culture’. The keynote address will be given Professor Kimberley Reynolds of Newcastle University. The conference will occur during Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2019 in the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9, Ireland. You can view the programme and register for the conference at https://issclblog.wordpress.com/. It is now over ten years since Kimberley Reynolds highlighted the importance of radical dimensions of children’s literature inher book, Radical Children’s Literature: Future Visions and Aesthetic Transformations in Juvenile Fiction. Texts for young people have always been embedded in norms, concepts and systems regarding socialisation, education, and enculturation and offer empowering and disempowering possibilities for everyone who engages with them. Concepts of childhood, youth literature and youth culture are situated and operate within diverse contexts and contested spaces which are negotiated by readers, audiences, publishers, creative industries, authors, librarians, teachers, families, gate keepers, institutions, cultural movements, and political and religious groups. Radical youth literature challenges dominant expectations and norms about childhood, society, socialisation, and young people’s reading, acts as a force for change and encourages children and young adults to question the authority of those in power. […]

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 Five Lamps Arts Festival returns on April 1st. Since 2007 as one of the main festivals in Northside Dublin. Celebrating the Five Lamps landmark and surrounding community, this festival will be showcasing a range of art forms including literature, dance, music, visual art and theatre.

Wednesday 3 April 2019 | 5pm – 7pm Location: TBG+S Gallery 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 latest exhibition Efference Copy Mechanism by Ronan McCrea, 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.

In two short years DTS has emerged as one of Europe’s largest tech conferences, and we have been labelled Europe’s fastest growing tech conference. In these two years we have brought some of the most influential tech leaders and brands to Dublin for two days of growth and development, knowledge sharing, fun networking, and of course…the craic! We are building a community of innovators, thought leaders, and influencers that are affecting change globally, and inspiring younger generations.

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 […]

Sip & sample gins of every kind with bespoke serves, explore food pairings that are unique with gin, attend a masterclass or foraging lesson with Ireland’s leading ambassadors or try a gin cocktail from some of Irelands most esteemed bars and restaurants The iconic Printworks at Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 will host Gin Experience Dublin, immerse yourself in the flavours of botanicals sourced both locally and abroad Date: Friday 12th April & Saturday 13th April 2019 Times: Friday 6.00pm-9.30pm | Saturday 1.00pm-4.30pm | Saturday 5.30pm-9.00pm Venus: Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin Price: €40.00, plus booking fee. Must be purchased in advance. A minimum of €10 per ticket will be donated to Debra Ireland

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.

Coolest Projects International is a world-leading showcase for young innovators who make stuff with technology. If you’re up to 18 and you’re making something with technology for fun, to solve a problem, or as a creative outlet, then we want you to come out and share your project with us! This free event will take place in the RDS Main Hall, Dublin, Ireland on 5 May 2019.

The Festival will take place in Harold’s Cross during the week of 13th May – culminating on Sunday 19th May.

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 […]

Robo Riots brings famous robots from TVs Robot Wars to battle it out live in the National Show Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin. This is the first full length heavyweight combat robot tournament of its kind in Ireland! Featuring robots from the hit TV show Robot Wars where every live event session promises metal-munching, head-to-head, monster matchups that fans have always dreamt of. Each live session will feature one-of-a-kind fights containing multiple main events between legendary Robot Wars All-Stars; Undercard fights from incredible newcomers; and jaw-dropping exhibition matches. There will also be celebrity robots like R2-D2, a Dalek, a minecraft creeper and AL-1X – our very own z-list celebrity robot.  Bounty fights, robot rumbles and grudge rematches will all be on display during the 2019 event. Run by Irish Robot Wars fans for all Robot Wars fans. More information from RoboRiots.ie

Biz Expo is Ireland’s largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event dedicated to small business owners and business professionals. The event has been held in Dublin since 2011. Biz Expo brings together thousands of business and decision-makers to network and shop for products and suppliers throughout Ireland. In additional to our large exhibitor hall, there is a host of networking opportunities including: business-critical workshops, networking, business card exchange and main stage presentations. Admission is free to business owners and professionals. Biz Expo 2019 will take place at Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre on Thursday, 6th June, 2019. BizExpo.ie was created to give you a very Cost Effective way to Exhibit your business. Connect, Network and Grow Your Business. Network with 150 businesses exhibiting and showcasing their business and their products. We expect well over 1,000 business professionals who will visit the event so don’t miss this opportunity! Visit our website for more information: www.bizexpo.ie FREE WORKSHOPS throughout the day Experts available all day to give you FREE advice Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook now! » Amazing opportunity to make new contacts for your business.. » FREE Parking. » Exhibitors supplied with a name tag badge » Super […]

Robert Upshur Woodward (born March 26, 1943) is an American investigative journalist. He has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter and is now an associate editor there. While a young reporter for The Washington Post in 1972, Woodward teamed up with Carl Bernstein; the two did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal. These scandals led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. The work of Woodward and Bernstein was called “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time” by longtime journalism figure Gene Roberts Woodward continued to work for The Washington Post after his reporting on Watergate. He has since written 18 books on American politics, 13 of which topped best-seller lists.

Dublin City Council is the authority responsible for local government in Dublin City and is the largest Local Authority in Ireland. The City Council, in conjunction with our partners, is excited to be bringing this major international cycling conference to Dublin, Ireland in June 2019. Dublin successfully hosted the Velo-city conference in 2005. Since then, Dublin has remained committed to sustainable transport and active mobility and has increased the number of cyclists in the city by 147%. The number of Dublin City residents who mainly cycled for their commute is up 48% from 2011. Dublin has also introduced and expanded one of the most successful bike share schemes in the world, Just Eat dublinbikes. Dublin is implementing an ambitious cycle network that incorporates most of a unique UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Dublin has advanced many initiatives to make the city centre more liveable and less car dominated and is looking for SMART ways to use technology to help increase cycling. Dublin is committed to sustainable transport and active mobility and since the mid 1990’s, there has been strong policy commitment to promote modal shift to sustainable travel. As a Smart City Dublin is exploring how technology can help increase cycling and […]