This year we are delighted to once again host the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival, and share the remarkable story and sheer variety of this amazing fruit – last year’s festival featured a World Record breaking 256 cultivars! The display runs in the Teak House until Sunday 1st September, alongside a series of tomato talks and fun activities for children. Entries accepted Friday 16th August 9.00am – 4.30pm & Saturday 17th August until 10am only Open to the public in Teak House Saturday 17th August from 2.00pm
The dlr Roger Casement Summer School and Festival is organised to honour the memory of Dún Laoghaire-born Irish revolutionary and international human rights advocate Roger Casement. This is the third year of the Summer School and will include a wide range of national and international speakers.
National Services day is organised each year by FESSEF, an entirely volunteer-led effort. FESSEF’s mission Promote awareness and goodwill among the public for the role played by service personnel in protecting the safety and security of citizens. Create opportunities for the individual services to show their appreciation for the ongoing support they receive from members of the public. As we continue our mission, we encourage communication, co-operation and friendship among the personnel of the Services themselves. Find out more about FESSEF here. FESSEF History Seamus O’Neill, a retired school principal never forgot the support local Frontline Service workers gave to his school.“We’d had no money in the school and the army and the guards used to play football matches to fundraise for us. So in 2013 I was looking around and there was nothing in the State that recognised the work that the emergency and security services were doing.” He decided to do something about it. He pulled together volunteers from all the Frontline Services to form a non-profit organisation: FESSEF. Their mission would be to create events for the public to show their appreciation, while fostering greater collaboration between their services.
The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms and offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector.Followed by fans and first timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 30,000 spectators for 16 days and nights each September, transforming Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe. The scale and environment of the festival broadens arts participation, introducing artists and audiences and playing a pivotal role in the fabric of Dublin and Irish cultural life. Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 20th September 2019. 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. 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 locally and nationally Raises the profile of cultural organisations, activities and facilities Encourages people to try new things and to get into the habit of going more often to cultural venues and activities in their locality Makes […]
Ireland’s largest vegan food & lifestyle event. Feast your way through the day in our Vegan Food Village where you’ll find the best and newest vegan plant based cuisines on offer . You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy Dublin Vegfest; you can just hang out eating great food, learn about plant based health benefits, enjoy an inspirational talk, a food recipe demonstration by a leading chef, try natural ethical products, a workshop or performance among a super friendly gathering in our outdoor areas, indoors speakers area, performance space and chill zone. Guest speakers and more to be announced soon. Get your ticket ! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates, info and giveaways! Tickets via Eventbrite (Admission: €10 – €25)
Beware this Halloween for the door between the living and the dead is opening for a night of unspeakable glamour. The beautiful and the damned will rise again for Danse Macabre Monster’s Ball, Ireland’s most decadent Halloween party. For one night only, the grand Concert Hall becomes a haunted house with a touch of the cirque du freak. Your hosts — the divine temptress and dancefloor slayer, Bonnie Boux, and prince of all things unholy, Beelzebub, will lead you through a party that mixes live music, DJs, dance, variety, immersive performances, cabaret and the occasional sacrifice. Beware of the strange and unusual. Our fiendish fan dancers, frightful Follies and avant-garde performers will haunt the stage. There will be terrible beauties and blood-soaked burlesque. Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland will show you the moves for Ireland’s biggest time warp. The Sanderson Sisters will stop by for some spell casting and The House of Jeuje Dancers will raise the roof and the dead with their unearthly moves. Flaunt yourself at our procession as our twisted collective of performers prance and dance. Play old carnival and Halloween games. Find out your future at Madam Mim’s fortune booth. Scream your blood-curdling lungs out at […]