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Health Inside is a new public art intervention about the Irish prison system and prisoners’ health in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Across eight bus shelters and two billboards in Dublin 7, the artwork reflects on prison conditions, the mental health of men and women in prison and the social problems that imprisonment can cause. A collaborative public art intervention by visual artist Sinead McCann with UCD historians Catherine Cox and Oisín Wall. Dates: 10-22 November 2018 Location: Find a map for the location of the
bus shelters and billboards in Dublin 7 here Image credit: Health Inside a public art intervention by visual artist Sinead McCann in collaboration with UCD historians Catherine Cox and Oisín Wall. 2018. Courtesy of the Artist. Photograph of a convict in Mountjoy prison 1857. Courtesy of the Thomas A.Larcom Photographs Collection, New York.

Zeminar is a social enterprise created to bring all those invested in the development and well-being of young people in Ireland to one place. Zeminar is a Wellbeing & Education movement for Generation Z that caters for all 15-20 year olds and their parents, teachers, mentors and coaches, irrespective of academic ability or socio-economic background. Starting in 2016, we host the largest and most inclusive youth gathering ever seen in Ireland and in just 2 outings have already welcomed >30,000 attendees including 2,000 teachers; 220 Exhibitors; 125 Speakers/Performers through the doors. Zeminar facilitates the introduction of young people to some of the best and most innovative organisations on this island. Throughout the event there are workshops, influential speakers, essential resources and fun activities. Attendees will leave the event with new knowledge to help them live happier, safer, and more fulfilling lives. In addition Zeminar Presents is a talks series hosted on both Facebook and YouTube, whereby the messages delivered by Zeminar speakers are recorded and presented for all to see. Therefore, even if attendance is not possible, anyone can share in the impactful messages delivered at the event.

An idea borne out of conversations in a record shop, where else? A common memory of the importance of vinyl in our youth and a belief that it had become relevant again. The look of the cover, the feel of the sleeve, the smell of the record and the purity of the sound.. it was a format worthy of a revival! The Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival will bring together international musicians, writers and filmmakers discussing and playing vinyl records and considering their importance in our culture today. The festival will be a collection of talks and discussions relating to all aspects of vinyl recordings from writing, recording, producing and performing as well as examining sleeve design and liner notes. The venues are The Lexicon Library Studio, The National Maritime Museum and the Eblana Club. Other aspects of the music business will be discussed, e.g. the political power of music, the economics of vinyl and why vinyl matters culturally. There will be a record fair on site for the three days

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 MOVING CRIB , DUBLIN’S OLDEST TREASURE! Yet again, one of Dublin’s oldest treasures, The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 will be opening its doors this Christmas Season from the 27th of November. This is its 62nd year captivating generations of families. Children and adults alike and best of all it’s FREE! It’s history and old world charm is unchanged and has led to many describing it as a wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City and a real Dublin Institution that will give you a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas. The Moving Crib, the mention of which always evokes a smile and fond memories of Dublin in the ‘rare auld times’ is the only one of its kind built in Ireland (if not the world); it is a historical and entertaining experience. This Dublin landmark is as captivating today as it was when it first opened its doors in 1956 and admission is still FREE. Winding your way down to the basement of this stunning Georgian building, you are greeted with a montage of many historical / fun stories, including Noah’s Ark, The Wise Men and many more, its scenes, competitions, an illusion […]

As passionate about running events as we are about sharing the extraordinary accomplishments of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors, The Jonathan Swift Festival now in its second year is hosted by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin and produced by a small but dedicated team of Swift enthusiasts. Supported by Failte Ireland and Dublin City Council, the festival is a vibrant collaboration between a number of creative bodies and cultural institutions across the city who have a historic or cultural links to Jonathan Swift’s life and work. Building upon the success of our inaugural year in 2017 in which the Festival led a nationwide celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Swift, this year’s festival promises to much more ambitious programme as it welcomes EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Trinity College Dublin, The Irish Writers Centre, The Irish Film Institute, National Gallery of Ireland, Fighting Words, The Science Gallery, Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin City Libraries ,HeadStuff and Sweetman Craft Brewery to help us celebrate the life and times of Jonathan Swift.

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.

Gifted-The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair. Hundreds of makers, designers and artisan food producers. Thousands of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. One fabulous event. We would like to invite you to join us at Gifted-The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair featuring The Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium. For over 30 years we have been welcoming visitors to The National Crafts & Design Fair and we have worked with thousands of creative craftworkers and skilled food producers over the years. The new name is our tribute to these talented makers. On Wednesday 5th December there is a special 10% discount on all purchases at the Fair. So, come and join us in the RDS from the 5th-9th December for Ireland’s premier celebration of craft and design. Be inspired, be amazed-be Gifted!   Adults: €12 OAPs: €10 Children under 16 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian: Free (this does not apply to school groups).

Now in its seventh year, New Year’s Festival Dublin (NYF Dublin) brings you a new and exciting programme of events to ring in 2019. Dublin City will light up with imagination and wonder with 3 spectacular events on 31 December 2018. Gather in the heart of Dublin with family and friends, as the iconic Custom House becomes the centre for NYF Dublin’s Countdown this year. Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee Date: 31st December Place: Custom House Quay and George’s Quay Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm FREE This is a FREE event but tickets will need to be booked in advance. Booking details will be announced on www.nyfdublin.com at the end of November. Families and friends of all ages can celebrate the New Year together at the highly anticipated Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee. Watch in delight and amazement as laser lights and aqua beams dance through the sky as you count down to the New Year together. Matinee – Countdown to Midnight Moment Performance: This is free ticketed event from 6.00pm – 7.00pm Countdown Concert Date: 31st December Place: Custom House Quay Time: 8.00pm Over 18 Event Prepare yourself for a New Year’s Eve night to remember as platinum selling artist […]

Kevin Keegan’s illustrious career in professional football has marked him out as one of the most charismatic, talented and decorated men in the history of the sport. As a player, he is best known for a legendary 1970s spell at Liverpool under Bill Shankly then Bob Paisley. In six seasons Keegan played a pivotal role in Liverpool winning three First Division titles, two Uefa Cups, a European Cup and an FA Cup. He was a vibrant and potent cutting edge in one of the most iconic teams in English football. At the very top of his game, Keegan left Merseyside to challenge himself on the Continent in Hamburg. He left an indelible mark on the club and their fans while he won the highly coveted Ballon D’Or, twice, while in Germany. Keegan finished his playing career with spells at Southampton then Newcastle, immediately establishing himself on Tyneside as a club icon. His ten-year England career, in which he captained his country 31 times, included 63 caps and 21 goals, but only one, brief World Cup finals appearance. Keegan returned to Newcastle, and further bolstered his legendary status in the north-east, in a five-year spell as manager at St James’ Park […]

Kevin Keegan’s illustrious career in professional football has marked him out as one of the most charismatic, talented and decorated men in the history of the sport. As a player, he is best known for a legendary 1970s spell at Liverpool under Bill Shankly then Bob Paisley. In six seasons Keegan played a pivotal role in Liverpool winning three First Division titles, two Uefa Cups, a European Cup and an FA Cup. He was a vibrant and potent cutting edge in one of the most iconic teams in English football. At the very top of his game, Keegan left Merseyside to challenge himself on the Continent in Hamburg. He left an indelible mark on the club and their fans while he won the highly coveted Ballon D’Or, twice, while in Germany. Keegan finished his playing career with spells at Southampton then Newcastle, immediately establishing himself on Tyneside as a club icon. His ten-year England career, in which he captained his country 31 times, included 63 caps and 21 goals, but only one, brief World Cup finals appearance. Keegan returned to Newcastle, and further bolstered his legendary status in the north-east, in a five-year spell as manager at St James’ Park […]

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.

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 […]

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.