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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  

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

Culture Date with Dublin 8 is a neighbourhood initiative, which aims to celebrate Dublin 8’s rich cultural, historical and architectural heritage while encouraging people who are living, working and visiting the area to explore what is on their doorstep. This initiative offers a year-long programme of free, family friendly events, activities and workshops during a weekend-long festival in May and a host of free events that take place across the calendar year. Culture Date with Dublin 8 also offers a workspace engagement scheme helping to connect people who work in the area with their local cultural heritage.​Culture Date with Dublin 8 is hosted by some of the leading institutions in Dublin 8 including IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham Gaol, The Phoenix Park, The Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Richmond Barracks and Goldenbridge Cemetery (Glasnevin Trust) with the aim to expand and collaborate with more cultural, historical and educational institutions in the area in the coming years. ​This collaborative project and programme of events aims to connect with and amplify the wider efforts being made to regenerate the area, highlighting all the great things there are to see and do in Dublin 8 to locals and visitors alike. […]

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

Mountjoy Square Park, in Dublin’s City centre, will come alive with Gospel Music as Super Soul Sunday takes over from 1pm to 6pm on Sunday, 19th May. The free event is perfect for all ages, offering a day packed with musical performances, workshops, dancing and children’s entertainment.   Performances will include Ardú Vocal Ensemble, Dublin Gospel Choir, Shannon Gospel Choir, Sandymount Gospel Choir and many more. The workshops are open to the whole community, one specifically for young people, one for the whole community as a short taster gospel choir music experience and the final workshop, which is a ticketed session, is run by members of The Delorentos.   Promising to be the biggest Gospel event yet, visitors to Super Soul Sunday are guaranteed a social, fun and energetic weekend made up of events and gigs showcasing Ireland’s many talented gospel choirs!   Super Soul Sunday is the flagship event of the Gospel Rising Music Festival which is taking place across North East Inner City locations throughout the weekend, 17th-19th May.   Organised by Gospel Rising Music Festival in partnership with the North East Inner City (NEIC) initiative, this colourful event is the perfect way to spend a summer’s day […]

Join us at 11am for a special tour designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers. Our aim is to make history fun and engaging for kids. Suitable for 6 years and over. This tour is free of charge but booking is essential. Please email: dublincastle@opw.ie

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

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.

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

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 […]

A tantalizing festival world awaits family and friends, as Russborough House in Blessington swings open its gates for its first EVER festival on the 28th – 30th June. Kaleidoscope Festival will provide three days of high energy, full colour, multi–stage entertainment over 15 stages, designed to entice and enthrall all, from babes in arms to those eligible for a bus pass! Born out of Electric Picnic, Kaleidoscope harnesses the magic of Picnic’s entertainment and family campsites, tailoring the overall festival experience to the desires of the festival-going family and bringing the essence of Electric Picnic to a brand-new venue. Kaleidoscope heralds a new era of programming for the sophisticated taste of modern parents, discerning kids and all-knowing teens! Our extensive creative programme has been tailored to cater for each and every member of the modern Irish family. Kaleidoscope offers specific programs for ‘smallies’, for 4-8, 8-12 and 12-16 year olds, together with all the festival favourites for adults of all ages! Children and teen programmes will take place within Russborough’s walled garden and an utterly enchanting fairy fort located on the forests edge. Every element of the programme has been carefully selected because it is thought provoking, interactive and inspirational, […]

Flavours of Fingal is an unforgettable farm, flowers, food and family fun experience in the beautiful surroundings of Newbridge House & Farm. One of the highlights of the Fingal summer will once again return to Newbridge House and Farm. Enjoy two days of family jam packed fun at Flavours of Fingal, with an unforgettable weekend of food, fun and farm activities.

The smash-hit production of ANNIE comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre direct from London’s West End. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family… With its Tony® award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs It’s The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll love it!

Over 300 spectacular shows, workshops and activities to enjoy Over 300 Spectacular Show & Activities to enjoy 250,000 festival-goers are expected at Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular in Dublin’s Merrion Square and Cork’s Fitzgerald Park this July. The festival runs over 3 days in Dublin and 2 days in Cork, showcasing the best in international street performers, the world’s leading living statue artists, free family activities, delicious street food from around the world as well as a pet area with charity partner the DSPCA.

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.

This summer, join young Mary on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner… As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? This enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike, is presented in Dublin city centre’s very own secret garden at Dublin Castle. Relive this classic tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of our summer programme. This is an outdoor event. Guests should bring their own seating/blankets if required as chairs will not be provided. Picnics will be permitted at this event. July 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rockin’ Food Festival Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford 2nd – 5th August 2019 rockinfoodfestival.com After a hugely successful 2018 Festival, we are delighted to announce that #rockinfood2019 will be taking over the streets of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford once again from August 2nd -5th 2019. Wexford’s ultimate Summer festival blends the perfect mix of the things we love most about summer – delicious food, great music and family fun. So, what to expect at Rockin’ Food? Check out some the amazing Rock ’n’ Roll bands taking to our Outdoor Main Stage & Dancefloor or maybe catch some cookery demos and food talks in the Food Marquee for absolutely FREE. Relax with a nice cool drink from the Drinks Marquee and catch a bite to eat from some of the first-rate food vendors from the Artisan Food & Crafts Market. Our younger festival goers can look forward to lots of fun activities, events and workshops in the Kids Marquee or spend some time at the Kid’s Play Zones or Ferris Wheel. Once the little ones are all tired out, the adults can enjoy some of the exclusive Food & Drink Fringe Events. There’s something on offer for all ages, tastes and budgets at Rockin’ […]

Playstival is a two day festival dedicated to play and discovery, fun and excitement, great food and live music, and most of all family time together. This summer’s new festival line-up allows parents the opportunity to play with their children, or let them interact with other kids and enjoy the games and interactive shows. Expect a live music stage with dance-worthy bands and DJs, a new world food market and a plethora of hands-on programming for toddlers to tweens as well as the grown-ups. Saturday August 10th: 9am – 6pm Sunday August 11th: 9am – 6pm Remember Under 2’s go Free!

Europe’s largest BBQ & Craft Beer festival returns to Herbert Park Brought to you by Baste, Bodytonic, Neon, Fowl Play & Brewtonic

Following a hugely successful first tour, Marvel Universe LIVE! is back with a brand new show featuring more than 20 of your favourite marvel super heroes and villains for 2019. In this all-new production, produced by Feld Entertainment, Spider-Man, The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy will join forces with Doctor Strange – the master of the mystic arts – as they do battle against Loki. Fans will witness cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. With aerial stunts, martial arts and daring motorcycle skills, fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel universe in a show unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

Following a hugely successful first tour, Marvel Universe LIVE! is back with a brand new show featuring more than 20 of your favourite marvel super heroes and villains for 2019. In this all-new production, produced by Feld Entertainment, Spider-Man, The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy will join forces with Doctor Strange – the master of the mystic arts – as they do battle against Loki. Fans will witness cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. With aerial stunts, martial arts and daring motorcycle skills, fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel universe in a show unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

Circus 1903 features talented acts from around that world that are sure to take your breath away while transporting you to the mesmerising Golden Age of circus. Enjoy daredevil performances by acrobats, jugglers, trapeze and high wire performers, contortionists and more. Plus, Circus 1903 includes incredible puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse, who put remarkably created elephants back in the ring as you’ve never imagined. Perfect for all ages, don’t miss this captivating turn-of-the-century circus this Christmas.

Never before seen in Ireland, multiple award-winning composer, songwriter and reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman will be bringing Disney’s timeless classic, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to life on 8th December 2019 at 3Arena Dublin as part of the movie’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Performing his role of Jack Skellington, Danny Elfman will be joined by other original cast members Catherine O’Hara as Sally, and Ken Page as the voice of Oogie Boogie with full orchestral accompaniment by the Orchestra of Ireland. Conductor John Mauceri, Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, will be leading the full orchestra and choir performing the film’s classic score and songs live to picture. The concert will also include featured violin soloist, Sandy Cameron.  

As everyone has discovered, The Olympia Theatre Pantomime is now THE MUST SEE Panto in Dublin! With a glittering Celebrity line-up, traditional Panto values and the funniest script in the country, this year will be as star studded and surprising as ever. Cinderella –The Story of Cinders & Her Fella – is the most entertaining, magical and funniest family Panto you are ever likely to see! Running from Friday 20th December until Sunday 5th January, matinee & evening shows most days (full list of performances & times below) Please note, there is no show on 24th & 25th December.

ELF, the hit West End and Broadway musical based on the Hollywood blockbuster movie starring Will Ferrell, is to be supersized into a Christmas spectacular which will play 3Arena Dublin this December. Don’t miss this Christmas spectacular on 28 & 29 December 2019, tickets go on sale this Thursday 11 April at 9am from Ticketmaster. The show will star award-winning Coronation Street actress and singer Kym Marsh as Buddy the Elf’s girlfriend, Jovie, and Shaun Williamson (Barry Evans in EastEnders, Extras) as Buddy’s dad Walter Hobbs. Kym Marsh’s daughter Polly will also be part of the cast. In her first acting role, eight year old Polly will play a naughty child who shares a scene with Santa. Reprising his role as Buddy the Elf will be comedy actor Tam Ryan, who counts Priscilla Presley amongst his past leading ladies. The cast also features Father Christmas and a line- up of 70 performers, including children.

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road-trip full of adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans! Saturday 28th March 2020 – doors 9am / show 10am Saturday 28th March 2020 – doors 12pm / show 1pm Saturday 28th March 2020 – doors 3pm / show 4pm Sunday 29th March 2020 – ddoors 9am / show 10am Sunday 29th March 2020 – doors 12pm / show 1pm Sunday 29th March 2020 – doors 3pm / show 4pm