Things to do in Dublin: Family and Kids
This loan exhibition presents a selection of the finest eighteenth-century Venetian works from the UK’s Royal Collection. Paintings, drawings and prints by Canaletto will be shown alongside groups of paintings and drawings by his contemporaries, including Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, and Giovanni Battista piazzetta. Most of these works were acquired by George III directly from Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, who was a passionate collector, dealer and supporter of Venetian artists and Canaletto’s most enthusiastic patron. As well as offering superb examples of eighteenth century Venetian art, the exhibition gives a fascinating insight into the social circles and artistic networks of the period. The exhibition will be complemented by two publications: a full-length 400-page hardback catalogue and a mini-booklet featuring selected highlights.
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
Kids Comedy Magic Show Tour 2019 This show is not to be missed! With only ONE show in your area, advanced booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment! Perfect for audiences young and old with Magic,Comedy and entertainment to suit all ages! Limited Amount Of Tickets Available Book Now https://kidscomedymagicshowtickets.eventbrite.ie/ Venue : Radisson Blu Hotel , Athlone Adults Go Free Doors Open 2:30pm – Showtime 3:00pm Infoline : 0863930929
During the month of the feast of Saint Patrick we are hosting a special Irish plants and folklore tour. Hear about the magical myths and legends surrounding Irish plants from ancient to modern times. Find out which plant is the ‘real shamrock’. Meet the nobles of the wood and learn about fairies in the forests. Tickets €5 available on the day in the Visitor Centre.
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.
Material Memories – a workshop using drawing and light With artist Sophie Behal Saturday 9 March 2019 | 3pm – 4pm Location: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Free admission, click here to book your ticket. Is your head chock-a-block with memories? From the big things like your first day at school, to the little things like what you had for breakfast this morning, there are so many memories crammed into everyone’s mind, some hazy and some moments stay crystal clear. In this workshop for all ages we will explore TBG+S’s current exhibition Efference Copy Mechanism by Ronan McCrea. We will draw out our memories on plastic and project them large-scale onto the gallery walls. Using coloured-lighting gels and moving elements we will animate them and add to them, weaving different peoples memories together, looking at similar events from different angles. Sophie Behal is a visual artist working mainly in sculptural installation, which can include audio, text, photographic and performative elements. Her work is characterised by an attention to the inherent qualities of materials and their relationship to time. It strives to sit in a space between thinking, language and making. Sophie recently completed an MA in Art + Research Collaboration through IADT, and […]
The principal aim of St. Patrick’s Festival, since its inauguration, is to develop a major annual international festival around the national holiday over which the ‘owners’ of the festival, the Irish people, would stand proud. It sets out to reflect the talents and achievements of Irish people on many national and world stages, and it acts as an exciting showcase for the manifold skills of the people of Ireland, of every age and social background. As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. We set out to seize that opportunity, and completely transform the national and international perception of St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. This country is bursting with the kind of creative energy, ideas and enthusiasm required to do the job. Our job has been to harness them, and make our national holiday an unforgettable experience for all. Why was St. Patrick’s Festival started? To offer a national festival that ranks amongst all of the greatest celebration in the world. To create energy and excitement throughout Ireland via innovation, creativity, grassroots involvement, and marketing activity. To provide the […]
From waltzers and bumper cars to old time carousels, there’s something for everyone at the City at Play: Funfair! Dare to be suspended upside down or whisked through the air at amazing speed! A firm Festival favourite, the Funfair will light up the city with colourful carnival fairground attractions. Suitable for all the family, enjoy the thrills and spills of the Funfair experience! Starts 11:00am
Ireland has a deep rooted connection with this year’s theme, Storytelling. Street theatre and pageant companies, gear up to dazzle with their artistic interpretations of the 2019 theme. Their worldly performances and magnificent creations are set to intertwine seamlessly with Dublin’s streets as the capital poses as a backdrop for the extravaganza. Irish and International bands will deliver rhythmically captivating musical scores that are sure to echo through the streets of the capital. The Festival Parade is a monumental occasion for Ireland and boasts an unforgettable atmosphere that cannot be missed. The Festival and its procession are on track to charm a record breaking number of attendees this year. Starts 12:00am
Kids Comedy Magic Show Tour 2019 This show is not to be missed! With only ONE show in your area, advanced booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment! Perfect for audiences young and old with Magic,Comedy and entertainment to suit all ages! Limited Amount Of Tickets Available Book Now : https://kidscomedymagicshowtickets.eventbrite.ie/ Venue : Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore Adults Go Free Doors Open 2:30pm – Showtime 3:00pm Infoline : 0863930929
Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”!
Brought to you by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions, the programme covers an array of musical styles and genres. Setting out to explore and celebrate the diverse constellation of music cultures that exist in Dublin City, MusicTown aims to unify the city, making its music relatable and accessible, instilling a sense of pride in Dublin’s musical heritage, whilst welcoming newcomers and visiting artists. Creative Director Amy Nix said “We’re very happy with how MusicTown has evolved into more than just a programme of concerts over the last few years. We’ve been talking about diversity and collaboration for a number of years as the essence of how live performance works and the wonderful pool of organisations we are working with have responded to this direction brilliantly. This programme takes in everything from events with theatre directors choosing inspirational music, one of the most acclaimed podcasters in Europe, Blindboy, getting under the skin of an artist’s mindset, a skateboarding film with a live score, new arrangements and interpretations of two classic Radiohead albums, free opera being brought across Dublin neighbourhoods, the thought process of making music videos, an original piece of vinyl released by our finest new artists, a spoken-word sensation, […]
Primary Times KidsFest, exciting family fun event at the RDS Dublin, where parents of all children from 0-16 can meet a host of parenting and lifestyle experts as well as education specialists and representatives from Ireland’s leading entertainment, learning & leisure industries. The Serpentine Hall of just over 1,000 Sq. metres will be the main exhibitor area with approx. 40 stands and free entertainment. The day long programme of special talks and workshops on the main stage will run for one day with some well known authors and celebrity guests.
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 Wonderful World of Disney On Ice lets you relive the magic of your favorite animated Disney films. Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a treasure-filled journey bound for heartwarming adventure. For the first time ever in the UK discover the true meaning of family with everyone’s favorite forgetful fish, Dory. March alongside the seven dwarfs, as they whistle off to work to with “Heigh Ho.” Feel the rush of the stampede as Simba learns to live by the motto of “Hakuna Matata”. Be dazzled by the Genie as he makes Aladdin’s wishes come true. Watch as the ice transforms into the wintry world of Frozen during Elsa’s emotionally powerful performance of “Let It Go.” The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice brings beloved characters, both classic and new, to life through cutting-edge figure-skating, incredible costumes and stunning set designs. Innovative lighting, thrilling special effects and breathtaking skating make ite an experience the whole family will remember forever.
One’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom hails from the award-winning animation studio Astley Baker Davies, creators of the global pre-school phenomenon Peppa Pig. The multi award-winning series is broadcast in over 130 territories and top rated show for pre-schoolers on Nick Jr and on Channel 5’s Milkshake. Fiery Light brings all the magic of the television show to the stage in this exciting live musical adventure which returns to Ireland in 2019. The story follows Ben and Holly on their fun-filled journey to help Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, visit The Big World with Nanny Plum and even plan a surprise for King Elf’s birthday party, complete with an unplanned jelly flood! This charming, magical visit to the Little Kingdom is filled with fun, music, colour and songs that will delight young families. Saturday 4th May 2019 – doors 12:00pm / show 1:00pm Saturday 4th May 2019 – doors 3:00pm / show 4:00pm Sunday 5th May 2019 – doors 9:00am / show 10:00am Sunday 5th May 2019– doors 12:00pm / show 1:00pm
Coolest Projects International is a world-leading showcase for young innovators who make stuff with technology. If you’re up to 18 and you’re making something with technology for fun, to solve a problem, or as a creative outlet, then we want you to come out and share your project with us! This free event will take place in the RDS Main Hall, Dublin, Ireland on 5 May 2019.
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!
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’ […]