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
Open House Dublin (OHD) is Ireland’s largest architecture festival, inviting everyone to explore Dublin city. It works through a simple but powerful idea: showcasing outstanding architecture for everyone to experience. Buildings that aren’t usually accessible to the public and buildings of architectural merit open their doors for one weekend, with architectural tours provided by expert guides. Tips: It’s a busy weekend, with plenty of things to see and do, so to make sure you get the most out of the festival, here are some top tips for your Open House Dublin (OHD) weekend! 1. Study the programme – full details are available on our Open House Dublin website, but if you’re out and about, why not grab a copy of the September Totally Dublin to get the OHD pull-out programme. Alternatively, pick up an OHD map at the Open House Dublin Info Hub in the IAF HQ at 15 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1 from Monday, 7 October through Sunday, 13 October, 12pm-4pm. Our Open House Dublin volunteers are also on hand to assist with any general queries. Maps will also be available at your local public library in the run up to OHD weekend at key locations across the city. […]
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
Enjoy a range of self-guided hair-raising Halloween crafts and activities at the Museum’s Education Area for all the family during the school holidays!
During this Halloween themed workshop (10.30-11.30am), children will have fun tinkering and making with letterpress printing and discover how to combine printing and new technologies to express themselves in a creepy and creative way.
During this Halloween themed workshop (12.30-1.30pm), children taking part will learn about and explore the basic principles of letterpress printing and discover how, through combining letterpress and new technologies with tinkering and making, they can express themselves a creepy and creative way.
You will have the opportunity to meet and hang out with thousands of other people interested in tattoos! The tattoo culture itself is amazing and full of open-minded people. Great opportunity to get out and actually meet people. Also a chance to network and exchange information on the latest techniques and trends. There are, booths with products and services, competitions and contests, giveaways, art exhibitions and workshops related to the tattoo industry issues. There’s food, drink and entertainment. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details. And, yes, you can get tattooed and pierced at the convention. If anything, it is one of the best places because you have an opportunity to get tattooed by artists of note who might otherwise be out of reach due to geographical distance or availability. Even if you are not sure if you want a tattoo, going to the convention will help you become more comfortable with the process as you can watch tattoos being done and talk to the artists. You might even leave with your very first ink… Tattoo Wars – Two artists have 2 hours head to head to complete their tattoos. Then the audience votes. Every year is […]
Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 60% of all suicides. Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. We fund groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change. Some Events during Movember: 1 November 2:00 PM Movember Walking Tour 10 November 11:00 AM Splash For The Tashe Forty Foot Dun Laoirghe , Dublin 12 November 11:00 AM Movember An Danlann 23 November 9:30 AM Dublin 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun 28 November 7:00 PM Movember Quiz Doyle’s Corner Phibsboro, Dublin
The Spectacular Vintage Wedding Fair is Ireland’s most fabulous wedding fair, showcasing all things vintage, bespoke, handmade and quirky, for a couple’s big day. Our nationwide events are a hub of pop-up boutiques, performances and information booths showcasing the very best of Irish talent. From couture and vintage dresses and suits, to quirky accessories and decorations, and unique cakes and foodie options, our fairs have suppliers you won’t find at your standard wedding event! On top of that, our attendees can enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and nibbles at our Vintage Tea Party on the day, and luxe ticket holders also get a glass of bubbles and gourmet goodies on arrival! Tickets are just €5 (or €10 for the luxe ticket) as we know wedding planning can be an expensive business! Grab yours today and come join us for a relaxing, fun few hours planning the wedding day that you really want! Join us on Sunday 10th November 2019 from 12 – 4pm at Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, for The Spectacular Vintage Wedding Fair!
Robo Riots brings famous robots from TVs Robot Wars to battle it out live in the National Basketball Arena, 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. Book your tickets at ticketmaster.ie More information from RoboRiots.ie
From 28th November – 1st December 2019, The Festive Edition of Taste of Dublin comes to the RDS for its inaugural event, transforming it into a foodie haven set to be the unmissable highlight of the festive season. The festive edition of Taste of Dublin offers visitors the unique opportunity to source essential ingredients from artisan producers, engage with Ireland’s top culinary talent, be on the front line of festive masterclasses from cocktail making to tablescaping and relax in the gourmet atmosphere of the season’s finest food and drink festival. Thurs 28 Nov 17.30-22.30 Fri 29 Nov 12.00-16.00 & 17.30-22.30 Sat 30 Nov 12.00-16.00 & 17.30-22.30 Sun 1 Dec 12.00-18.00 Tickets are sold for each session and are only valid for the time and date indicated on the ticket. Sample boutique food markets where a mouth-watering array of food and drink purveyors, artisan producers and manufacturers offer exclusive and unique products
You know it’s really Christmas when you hear mention of The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 and this year is no different. This wonderful gem will be opened again this year to celebrate it’s 63rd birthday, after welcoming 23,000 visitors last year. Doors open from the 28th November and best of all, it’s still FREE! The timeless charm of the Moving Crib lives on and has become a nostalgic centrepiece of the Christmas season for many. Enjoy a medley of Biblical, historical and fun stories, competitions, an illusion wall all wrapped up in a blanket of Christmas magic. It is guaranteed festive fun for all ages, families and individuals alike, no matter the age. Children can draw and colour a Leaf, cut out the shape and bring it with them so that they can be placed in the Garden of Eden forever and everyone is encouraged to take part in our competitions to be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes! The Crib is a monument of Dublin’s “rare auld times” but one that carries a message for today, helping to banish the winter blues and warm its visitors with excitement and real Christmas […]
Planet Earth II Live In Concert – 1 April 2020 Hosted by Liz Bonnin. Music by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe. For Bleeding Fingers Music City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Matthew Freeman Planet Earth II Live in Concert, from BBC Studios and the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit that created TV sensations, Blue Planet II and Dynasties, has announced a UK & Ireland arena tour for Spring 2020 which will include a date at 3Arena on 1st April 2020. Experience sensational footage from the BAFTA and EMMY® award winning BBC series which guarantees to bring audiences closer to the planet’s spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas than ever before. Following on from the recent success of the 2019 Blue Planet II Live In Concert tour, these not-to-be missed live concerts will feature breathtaking, specially-selected footage shown in 4K ultra high-definition on a gigantic LED screen, as the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Freeman, play the remarkable music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music.