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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.

HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland Foundation, hosted every year at The Library Project. Running for 18 days this year, the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene. Location: The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2 Launch: Thursday 6pm 1st November 2018 Running: 1st-18th November 2018 Free entry Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 11-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-6pm

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

A yearly tradition on the weekend between Temple Bar Gallery’s autumn and winter exhibitions, the Dublin Art Book Fair is an opportunity to leaf through – and buy – art, design, illustration, and photography books and magazines from all around the world. Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous new coffee table tome full of beautiful photography, editions of hard to find imported magazines, art theory texts, or small publications from up-and-coming illustrators, the Dublin Art Book Fair will have it, and a bit of everything else in between. Across a single weekend you will find a lifetime’s worth of inspiration, as well as a slew of must-have books. It is also one of the best places to buy gifts for all the aesthetes in your life.

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 […]

Bray Beach Boutique Christmas Market is back, at Jim Doyle’s pub on Bray Seafront, Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December, 12-5pm. There will be a generous selection of the very finest, hand-picked seasonal stalls showcasing local art, craft, fashion, food & more. Grab yourself a festive drink at the bar, and head upstairs and out to the beer garden to browse for the perfect Christmas gifts. Support local talent and join us to celebrate Christmas in beautiful Bray. Our boutique Christmas Market is free in, and all are welcome. Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December, 12-5pm.

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.

The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is a free-to-enter, family-friendly event with a festive feel. This year, back trading indoors at the Point Square, we are delighted to announce the market is being hosted over not one, but TWO long weekends (Thursday to Sunday): 6th – 9th December & 13th-16th December. With an entirely different selection of stalls on each weekend the market will be showcasing 280 Irish creative businesses in total this year. As a social enterprise we are delighted to partner with LEO Dublin City and Dublin City Council. Our aim for the market is to be an accessible platform to market for up-and-coming independent Irish businesses. Not only will shoppers find the best selection of quality antique, vintage and retro collectables, side-by-side with some of the countries most exciting up and coming designers, crafts people and entrepreneurs; they will be directly supporting independent Irish based businesses. Last year we welcomed over 35,000 visitors over four days, with an estimated spend of €1.75m. The market is a highly curated, (this year we received over 500 applications) and no two stalls are alike with no mass produced manufactured goods are on sale. If you want the pick of the pile […]

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.