Things to do in Dublin: Festivals.
Smock Alley Theatre is delighted to announce our 4th Festival of New Work – SCENE + HEARD 2019. A festival of new work across Music, Theatre, Comedy, Circus, Dance, Drag, Children’s Theatre & Spoken Word. We asked artists to bring their most original ideas to our stages to inspire our audiences, and to encourage them to give honest feedback on the works in development. These artists delivered. With over 105 companies showcasing new work this year, the fabulously restored 17thcentury playhouse that is Smock Alley Theatre will come alive with the most playful, inventive, absurd, terrifying, comic and heart wrenching performances from Ireland’s rising and established theatre, radio, stand-up, spoken word, musical, drag and dance stars. The 2019 programme offers the best tasters of never-before-seen works in progress from all corners of the island. A variety of wild and wonderful performances are programmed within 60 minute slots at very happy prices. Theatre delicacies abound with stories overheard on the bus in Routeless, twitter meltdowns in 140 Characters, moving statues in Pilgrimville, self acceptance in Belly, an epidemic of disappearances in Have You Seen This Girl?,a new take on Waterford Crystal (the horse not the manufacturer), resurrection of the dead in The Common Task, and crazy weeding shenanigans in Gone Full […]
DIFF curates and presents the best in emerging International and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience through its flagship annual festival, along with a range of year-round events. DIFF aims to offer memorable experiences through audience interaction and engagement with filmmakers, actors and industry professionals, along with informed debate about the future of film as an art form.
DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is a conservatoire centre of excellence for education in the performing arts. We offer high quality, performance-based study programmes in music from age 3 through to doctoral study, an undergraduate programme in drama performance, and courses for adults.
This year’s festival will take place in Tallaght, the largest town of South Dublin, and the largest suburb of the city of Dublin. Tallaght is the home of hundreds of languages and cultures and it is a busy artistic hub. The Festival will take place in Rua Red, the Civic Theatre and the County Library. These three venues will liven up for two days of mesmerizing performances, hands-on workshops and a full immersion in a world of languages.
Returning for its 6th year along with an extra date, Dublin Comic Con : Anime Edition brings media guests from TV and film, Comic creators, artists, fans and professionals together for a weekend of talks, workshops, demos, interactive activities and all around great family fun with stronger focus on Anime, think of it as the best of DCC August mixed with some amazing Anime guests, panels, cosplay and more! Our flagship show is also returning the 11th and 12th of August 2018 If you are not a hugr anime fan, don’t worry we will have sci-fi, pop culture, media guests, sets etc for the non Anime fans too. Come along to meet actors from your favorite TV shows/Movies, Comic Artists and writers or partake it one of the many activities over the weekend including workshops, compete in some casual gaming or go try your hand against some tougher competition in our E-Sports area, attend panels, watch SFX artists turn attendees into monsters, see our photo ops with lifesize movie sets and costumes, raise money for charity in our Wasteland area with a variety of games and much much more!
Enjoy all the latest and best of Ireland’s craft beers, ciders and spirits. All under one roof! Be entertained by live musical talent, enjoy Six Nations rugby and tempt your taste buds with delicious artisan food. Thursday, 14th March: 5pm – 11pm Friday, 15th March: 5pm – 11pm Saturday, 16th March: 12.30pm – 11pm Do you have a social committee or work get together planned in the new year? Working in the trade? We have special rates for groups (10+ people) and those working in the industry. Email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more than 50 people in your group and for more info on these promotions. Choose from more than 400 of the finest brews crafted by top brewers, cider-makers and distillers from Ireland and overseas Cornude Artisan Popcorn Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair Sample an array of scrumptious eats and delicious treats sure to satisfy your taste buds band Enjoy live rugby on three giant screens and an eclectic mix of homegrown acts on stage
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
One of our guests at the 2018 festival, Ali Smith described ‘the act of storytelling as an act of profound generosity’. It always has been; story is an ancient form that will tell us everything we need to know about the contemporary world. The theme of the 2019 Festival will be ‘Speaking with Strangers’ and in the sharing of stories the individual selves we all are, meet and transform in the telling, into something open and communal. In 2019 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is thrilled to welcome some truly gifted storytellers who will share with us their worlds of poetry, fiction and non- fiction. Mountains to Sea venues in Dún Laoghaire are dlr LexIcon and the Pavilion Theatre. Dún Laoghaire has excellent public transport connections and can be easily accessed by Bus, Rail, Air and Sea. Dún Laoghaire is also easily accessed by a comprehensive local and national road network.
Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. The book selected for 2019 is : The Country Girls Trilogy When The Country Girls, Edna O’Brien’s first novel, appeared in 1960, it predated and anticipated the feminist revolution. It stood out and stood alone, upturning every category. There was little to compare with it. The Country Girls grew over time to what we now know as The Country Girls Trilogy, encompassing the title volume, a second novel Girl with Green Eyes, published in 1962, and Girls in Their Married Bliss, published in 1964. It is given to few to write their most important works early on. Quite simply, The Country Girls is a twentieth-century literary masterpiece which anticipates and puts into effect a feminist revolution all of its own. It tells the story of two young girls from Country Clare, Cait Brady and Baba Brennan, and tracks them from childhood through the vicissitudes of adolescence, marriage, emigration to Dublin and then to London and the terrible reckonings of adult life. Cait, the […]
With over 2,500 attendees each year, Offset has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. Since 2009, from our Dublin base, we have attracted such creative icons as Massimo Vignelli, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, David Carson, Milton Glaser, Kyle Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Micheal Bierut, Shepard Fairey, Tomi Ungerer, JR, Lance Wyman, George Lois and Louise Fili to grace our wonderful stages. Representing industry at all levels, our speakers are key disruptors and influencers in their field driving everything from huge global campaigns to awe inspiring personal projects.
The Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the five days preceding the first Monday in May. Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts, Schools Concerts, National and International Competitions, and world-class performances, as thousands of participants bring the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms. One of Europe’s premier international choral festivals, Cork is noted for its high standards, eclectic and wide-ranging programme, and the friendliness of its welcome. Festival events and performances centre around Cork’s City Hall (capacity 1,000), one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland.
Dublin’s New Music Festival 2019 Featuring the very best new and breaking artists over six nights in some of Dublin’s best music venues: The Sound House // The Workman’s Club // Grand Social // Whelan’s // Button Factory: 7th – 12th May 2019 Eastbound is about capturing the spirit of new and breaking artists and capturing the imagination of a devoted, music-hungry city like Dublin and bringing it all together to create making meaningful beginnings.
After playing to a sold out crowd at Malahide Castle last summer, Kodaline have just announced two 2019 summer dates for St. Anne’s Park in Dublin on 31 May and 1 June 2019. Kodaline have racked up sales of almost 2 million albums across their three releases – “Politics of Living” ,”Coming Up For Air”and their debut “In A Perfect World”. They topped the album Irish album charts with their highly anticipated third album ‘Politics of Living’ in October after receiving massive airplay for hit singles “Head Held High”, “Follow Your Fire’ and “Brother”. The album sees them team up with some of the hottest production and writing talent imaginable including hitmaker supreme Steve Mac (‘Shape Of You’ by Ed Sheeran), pop guru Johnny Coffer (Rag’N’Bone Man, Beyonce), Jonas Jeberg (Dizzee Rascal, Kylie Minogue), Stephen Harris (Miles Kane, Kaiser Chiefs) as well as long-time collaborator Johnny McDaid (‘What About Us’ by Pink). ‘Politics Of Living” is the follow up to their 2nd album ‘Coming Up for Air’ which reached no 1 in Ireland and top 5 in various other territories. Their debut album, ‘In A Perfect World’ has sold over a million copies worldwide and imprinted itself on the nation’s […]
Over three decades the lifelong friends that are the members of ELBOW have created one of the most remarkable stories in British contemporary music. We are thrilled to have this incredible band headlining the Monday of Forbidden Fruit 2019. Having always had such a fierce legion of Irish fans – this is sure to be a very special show, hopefully with some fan favourites in the mix with the likes of ‘Lippy Kids’, ‘One Day Like This’ and ‘Mirrorball’. We’re super excited to announce that one of the hottest rising stars of the grime world, the hugely talented SKEPTA will be joining us next year. Since emerging as a producer and MC in 2004, Skepta has become one of the most significant British artists in music today. The Mercury Prize winner and BRIT Award nominee has built a diverse audience through both recordings and live performances, and his enduring influence is felt throughout contemporary culture. Next up it’s the turn of MURA MASA, the stage name of British producer Alex Crossan. Last year he headlined the debut All Together Now and having collaborated with Christine & The Queens, Damon Albarn, ASAP Rocky, it’s been quite the year for Crossan so […]
At the end of May, Snow Patrol released Wildness, their first album in seven years. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive. Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: “There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.” To celebrate the release of Wildness, Snow Patrol debuted new music videos for A Youth Written in Fire, Life and Death, Wild Horses and A Dark Switch. The band has previously released music videos for Empress, What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?, Life on Earth and Don’t Give In.
It’s the return of the European summer vacation! Following the attendance breaking indoor arena run that ended in May of this year, we are psyched to announce that we will be returning to Europe in May of next year to do an outdoor run of our own shows, primarily in stadiums, but also the occasional park and even a castle thrown in for good measure! Kicking off May 1, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, the tour will visit 25 cities across 20 countries including many cities we did not stop in on the most recent excursion. Milan, Zürich, Dublin, Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest, Göteborg and Brussels (first time since 1988!) are all on the itinerary this summer. We also have three firsts (go figure!) with shows in Trondheim Norway, Hämeenlinna Finland, and Tartu, Estonia. Joining us for the festivities will be Ghost and Bokassa. This tour also marks the appearance of another first in Europe with the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket, a wildly popular addition to our menu of options for the current North American tour. The Black Ticket is your one-stop shop; a single ticket that allows you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2019 European […]
Are coming to Live at the Marquee Cork June 8th 2019!!!! Delighted to announce Mr Damien Dempsey and his full band as our special guest!
Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning. Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places and establishments referenced in the book. Joycean Pub Crawl Jun 12 The Bloomsday Eve Bus Jun 15, 2019 The Poetry Brothel: Bloomsday Eve Jun 15, 2019 Bloomsday Walks Jun 16 Bloomsday Guided Tour – 10AM Jun 16, 2019 Bloomsday Guided Tour – 11AM Jun 16, 2019 Bloomsday Guided Tour – 12PM Jun 16, 2019 Bloomsday Guided Tour – 1PM Jun 16, 2019 Bloomsday Guided Tour – 2PM Jun 16, 2019 Bloomsday Guided Tour – 3PM Jun 16, 2019 The Bloomsday Bus – 10am Jun 16, 2019 The Bloomsday Bus – […]