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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

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.

Thursday 16 May 2019 | 7.30am – 10am Location: Temple Bar Gallery +  Studios Tea, coffee and pastries Free admission, click here to book your ticket.   For early risers, join-us for some wake-up refreshments and an introduction to our current exhibition. An ideal pit-stop on your way to work! 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.

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 […]

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

Come and discover top dogs, curious cats and slithering snakes as Smithfield Square is transformed into a pet lovers paradise! The annual Pets in the City, brought to you by Dublin City Council and supported by the DSPCA and the DSPCA Dog Training Academy, will take place on Sunday 19th May 2019 in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. This free, family friendly event promises to be a great day out for animal lovers living in the city with a wide range of activities, stalls and entertainment. The DSPCA Dog Training Academy will host Dog Agility Workshops and Scruffs Dog Show, where members of the public are invited to enter their own furry friends. Pet enthusiasts can expect a range of stalls offering great deals on all kinds of animal accessories, grooming products, toys and novelty items as well as the opportunity to avail of micro-chipping and pet health advice from the DSPCA. (To avail of micro-chipping you must bring ID and proof of address i.e. utility bill). A reptile corner and a small animal farm will give visitors the opportunity to interact with, and learn about, all kinds of animals. Pets in the City is a fantastic day out and offers families the […]

Smashing Times: A Creative Celebration of the Centenary Vote for Women uses creative processes of theatre, film and online digital resources to explore the centenary vote for women in 2018, and reflects on the experiences of women today in relation to gender equality, human rights and diversity. The lead artist is Mary Moynihan, theatre and film artist, and Artistic Director of Smashing Times. Using creative processes and a feminist framework, the project brings artists, activist and local communities together to celebrate the centenary vote for women. The project begins with a process of research and identifies five positive stories of change experienced by pioneering women who fought for the vote in 1918, and five positive stories of change experienced by women today including women living in the Grangegorman area. The 10 stories are used to create a theatre workshop model and online exhibition and to inform the creation of a short film, all of which are then offered to the public to bring citizens, artists and activists together to explore the kind of Ireland we want for the future in relation to gender equality, exploring key questions such as ‘What does the vote mean to you?’ and ‘What can we do […]

Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 primarily as a promotional vehicle for horticulture; providing a showcase for garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture and gardening as a hobby. Based on similar successful formats such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows and RHS Hampton Court Palace shows, Bloom has numerous highly creative gardens and plant displays which are used to inspire and excite the public about gardening and garden design. The OPW’s support and provision of 70 acres at the heart of the Phoenix Park has assisted Bord Bia in developing a show with a greater diversity of content than traditional garden shows. Bord Bia’s wider remit across food, drink and horticulture has enabled the development a consumer show that engages the public with artisan and Bord Bia Quality Assured food, meeting Ireland’s top chefs and cooks and learning more about and experiencing Irish fruit, vegetables and potato production. Bloom, which is organised by Bord Bia, celebrates its 13th anniversary in 2019. Bloom takes place in the Phoenix Park Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend.

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 […]

See full details here Bloomsday Messenger Bike Rally & Lunch Jun 7, 2019 Bewley’s Café Theatre Presents: BLOOMING ULYSSES Jun 10, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 The Dublin Ulysses Tour Jun 10, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 Bloomsday at Sweny’s Pharmacy Jun 11, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 Bloomsday Festival at The James Joyce Tower & Museum, Sandycove Jun 11, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 The Heaventree of Stars at Dunsink Observatory Jun 11, 2019 Strolling Through Ulysses! by Robert Gogan Jun 12, 2019 Bloomsday @ Epic – Ulysses in Distant Lands Jun 12, 2019 A Joycean Serenata by Il Coro Italiano di Dublino Jun 12, 2019 Dr. Anne Marie D’Arcy – The Shadow of Kishinev in Ulysses at the Irish Jewish Museum Jun 12, 2019 Olives, Oysters and Oranges at The Olivier Cornet Gallery. Jun 13, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 Bloomsday Villages across Dublin City Jun 14, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’ Jun 14, 2019 International Bloomsday at the National Library of Ireland Jun 15, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 Dalkey Bloomsday Festival (15&16 June) Jun 15, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 How to Marry a Literary Genius Jun 15, 2019 Merrion Square […]

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.

It’s a celebration of children’s rights, the right to play, to engage in cultural activities and the right to express yourself! Look forward to a whole weekend of art, theatre, dance, games and film. All events are free but ticketed.

Terenure Event organised in partnership with the Evergreen Club Bloomsday Tea Dance: 14 June | 2pm | The Evergreen Centre, 70 Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6W Don your Edwardian garb and dance along to the music of Past Times at this event for older people. Beggars Bush Event organised in partnership with Grainne O’Kelly and BADRA The Citizen’s Breakfast: 16 June | 10.30am & 3pm | €15 | Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4 Breakfast, walking tour and theatre taking in the Shelbourne Road and Beggars Bush. For tickets, call +353 87 223 0833. Harold’s Cross Events organised in partnership with Harold’s Cross Village Community Council Ulysses Goes Wild in Harold’s Cross Park: 16 June | 5pm | Noshington Café, Harold’s Cross Park, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6 Nature tour with RTÉ and TV3 star Éanna Ní Lamhna inspired by the ‘marriage of trees’ from the ‘Cyclops’ episode of Ulysses. Seven Scenes from Ulysses: 16 June | 6pm | Noshington Café, Harold’s Cross Park, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6 Watch Ulysses come to life on the streets of Harold’s Cross in the company of characters from the book. Merrion Square Event organised in partnership with Merrion Square Artists Association Ulysses Goes Wild in […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

After the amazing success and fun of the first Dublin Wizard Con, we’re going again! This time, with far more magic and a bigger venue, Dublin’s famous RDS. We’ll be adding far more to the show, again focusing on friendly interactive activities, in addition to some spectacular set pieces, attractions and a host of magical acts and personalities. Join the fun, make magic, make friends.

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 20th, 2019 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.

Talks, Tastings, Demos, Hot food, Live Music, Cheesy Karaoke & much more Thurs – 12-4:30pm  and 5:30-10.30pm Fri – 12-4:30pm and 5:30-10.30pm Sat – 12-4:30pm and 5:30-10.30pm Sun – 12-4:30pm and 5.30-9:30pm