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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

Regular Food and Craft Markets Come visit and experience the ambiance of the Farmers Market, which is located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products. Come try the delightful treats, award winning cheeses, organic vegetables, meats, fish, and so much more! Markets take place on the 1st Sunday of the month.

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 […]

Offering four days of open-sea racing by Irish and international teams in one of the most picturesque areas of Dublin Bay, the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019 is a must-do. Welcoming back many old friends from previous regattas, as well as plenty of newcomers, Dún Laoghaire will be the centre of great racing and a lively social scene, with entertainment for all ashore. The sea will be carpeted with up to 470 bobbing boats; cruisers, keelboats and dinghies from all over the UK and Ireland will be hitting the water. For Dubliners who haven’t found their sea legs, a trip out to the south coast during the regatta will mean a fun crowd, stunning views, great food and family events all along the water.

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’ […]