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Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin. Inspired by Ulysses, James Joyce, it traces part of the journey Leopold Bloom makes through the streets. Starting on the north side with the Oval public house on Abbey street to Lower O’Connell street to Bachelor’s walk crossing over to O’Connell street bridge and following on to south side locations Westmoreland street and finishing on College street. Applying the idea of the flâneur observing city life and acting as a witness to each scene drawn and photographed on of different perspectives. Working from these twelve illustrations were made which show the exterior urban spaces, streets and people of each place and interior view points from a cafe, bus window and various shops. The idea of this exhibition is to visually capture the energy and the ‘stream of life’ of contemporary Dublin.

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways. With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe. The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innovative & research-led approach to audience participation and engagement in science, arts, design & technology for all ages and has sold out every year since it’s inception. In 2013 the festival was set up with the support of Founding Partners Dublin City Council, The Matheson Foundation, The RDS and Science Foundation Ireland. The festival brings together the most innovative leaders & strategic partners (local, national and international) in Industry, Education, Culture, Government, Media and Philanthropy who believe in forging a brighter future for Ireland and creating a culture of curiosity. Together we believe we can ignite Dublin’s curious heart.

Fun, fresh air and frolics are promised for the 2018 Mayo International Kite Festival taking place on Sunday 22nd July at Keel Beach, Achill Island. With spectacular sights of hundreds of colourful kites and free entertainment all day long, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends. Don’t worry if you’ve never flown a kite – or if you can’t remember the last time you did – because there will be plenty of kiting experts on hand to get you off the ground! Take part in kite flying competitions such as highest kite, best design, most colourful or even best kite crash, and enjoy demonstrations from the pro kite fliers! With exciting games, kite making workshops, and buckets of enthusiasm you’re sure to have a great day at the Mayo International Kite Festival. Let’s go fly a kite! Brought to you by Mayo.ie, Mayo County Council and Pure Magic. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Mayokitefest/

July 19th presented with Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) 13.00 | Kirkos Ensemble: Sebastian Adams (viola), Jane Hackett (violin) & Siún Milne (violin) July 26th presented with First Music Contact 13.00 | Super Silly 13.30 | Pillow Queens

The Malahide Chamber of Commerce presents the Malahide community Festival each year in late July. The Festival will features family orientated activities on The Green and various entertainments on New Street.

njoy Ireland’s Biggest Air Festival on Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 2018. The event, which is renowned as one of Europe’s best air displays, was recognised as ‘Best Festival / Event Experience (large)’ at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017. 140,000 people attended the two-day flying extravaganza in Co Wicklow last year.Visitors will be treated to gravity-defying manoeuvres, flyovers and aerobatic performances that will leave you speechless. We promise you it’s going to be an incredible show! While you wait for the activities to start in the skies over Bray there’s some great events/activities on the ground from 12 noon. They include a static display, food, craft & business village, helicopter pleasure flights, a fun fair and live music. Why not take a stroll along the magnificent Victorian prom, checking out the spectacular views from Bray Head or the Cliff Walk & visit Bray’s vibrant town centre where there is an excellent choice of places to shop, stay, dine and socialise. Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else. The event is FREE with ground activities to start at 12 noon. Our first round of acts for the 2018 festival will […]

The Grand Dublin Swim is back in 2018! It’ll be fun for all the family with 250m and 750m fun swims for the kids or those new to open water swimming, events taking place on the day for kids, and longer swims of 1.6K, 5K and 10K for parents or those who want to challenge themselves in the water. There is also races for those registered with Leinster Open Sea. Starting Times: 10.00 5k & 10K swims 10.30  250 Meter / 750 Meters swims 11.00  1.6K GDS Intermediate Wave swim 12.00 1.6K GDS Advance & Elite Wave swim 13.00 Leinster Open Sea Ladies swim 14.00 Leinster Open Sea Mens swim So join us and be part of it! Bring your family and friends along, this is a day not to be missed!

The Rush Harbour Festival will be back over the August Bank Holiday weekend and this year we are adding our outdoor movies to the festival! The 2 nightly concerts will be OUTDOOR EVENTS. For the Country and Western night we will be having LINE DANCING to kick off the night and a competition for the best dressed Cowboy and Cowgal, so dust off your boots and hats and join in on the fun. So book early because tickets are limited.

The six organ symphonies of Louis Vierne were written to showcase the new exciting organs of  visionary organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll in 19th century Paris. Acknowledged as one of the crowning glories of the repertoire, this Heritage Week you can experience all 6 of these great works performed across 4 concerts by Cathedral Organist DAVID LEIGH. Sit back and listen as the 4,000 pipes of the Cathedral’s magnificent Willis organ fills the Cathedral. All the action from the organ loft is then relayed via a giant screen in the Nave. Admission is free, pre-booking is advised.

Immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes by artist Frans Post at this exciting new National Gallery of Ireland exhibition. From 1636, Frans Post spent several years exploring Brazil and creating captivating artworks based on the exotic flowers, wild animals, and stunning views that he witnessed on his travels. At this rare exhibition, you will view Post’s extraordinary depictions of Dutch sugar plantations and an array of eye-catching creatures including alligators, monkeys and anteaters. Whether you’ve been to Brazil before or it’s always been on your travel wishlist, a visit to Beasts From Brazil at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust and fire your imagination.

Dragon Boat RaceThe Irish Dragon Boat Association (IDBA) is the National Governing Body of the sport of dragon boat racing in Ireland. The IDBA is responsible for all aspects of the sport from community development through to managing Irish teams racing abroad. Dragon boating was originally introduced to Ireland in the early 1990’s when boats were brought from the UK to hold events. In 2005 the IDBA was formed, though only really in name, until the Association was formally launched in Dublin in October 2010. The IDBA is a member of both the European Dragon Boat Federation (EDBF) and the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) and as such is recognised as the only Governing Body in Ireland. Date: Saturday & Sunday, 15th & 16th September 2018 Location: Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4 Partners: In conjunction with Plurabelle Paddlers Entry Fee: €425 / team (Adult) €255 / team (U18s) Timings: SAT 08.45 – Crew Manager’s Meeting 09.30 – Briefings Commence SUN 08.45 – Crew Manager’s Meeting 09.30 – Briefings Commence

Switch On Culture Night With Us Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 21st September 2018. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge. Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations. Transport Information on free bus services in Dublin, provided by Dublin Bus can be found here. Information on free bus services in Cork, provided by Bus Éireann can be found here. Culture Night Encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality Reminds us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have […]