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 […]
Sunday, 22nd April 2018 12pm to 4pm at Farmleigh House & Estate in the Phoenix Park Join us in the beautiful surrounds of Farmleigh to celebrate Japanese and Japanese-Irish culture. Bring your friends, your family, your kids, your dogs (on leads!) and enjoy the huge variety of Japan, from traditional Taiko drumming to modern-day Cosplay. The best way to get to the festival is the free Dublin Bus return shuttle service running 10:30am-6pm between Parkgate Street and Farmleigh. Top Tips to enjoy the day: Bring a picnic to enjoy under the cherry trees Bring cash, as there are no ATM or card services available on site Bring a reusable water bottle and fill up at the drinking fountains Follow us for updates on Facebook and Twitter and use the tag #ExpJapan Respect your surroundings and please leave Farmleigh as beautiful as you find it! Download the Festival Map MAIN STAGE EVENTS *Please note that this is a provisional schedule!* 11:50 Opening performance: Experience Japan Taiko Team EJ Japanese ‘Soranbushi’ dance Short series of community performances EJ Japanese J-Pop dance 12:40 Taiseiyo Taiko CosPlay presentation 13:00 Junshi Murakami & Philip Horan– Fusion of Japanese and Irish traditional music Philip Horan lived […]
Our annual Orchid Fair will take place again this year in the Teak House.
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is delighted to lead on this year’s programme of events for Trinity Week. We look forward to welcoming you to Trinity College Dublin during Trinity Week, where you can enjoy our beautiful campus, and take part in events organised around the theme of Silence. The week’s diverse activities are designed to show you what goes on in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as elsewhere in College.
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.
We believe in the power of dance to move, connect and inspire change. With so much of Ireland’s culture tied up in the past, dance has a unique power to explore and express what it is to be human, right now. Each year in May, DDF presents the best Irish and international dance performances in venues throughout the city to a growing and evolving audience. DDF is a vital platform for artists and the creation of new work. We generate opportunities for artists, both nationally and internationally, through residencies, commissions and partnerships and by encouraging artistic collaboration, experimentation, risk-taking and innovation in dance. DDF actively seeks-out, establishes and evolves collaborations with like-minded organisations, venues and strategic partners to create opportunities year-round for audiences and artists, exploring new models for producing and touring dance.
Join us for the award-winning #RiverfestLimerick and celebrate the River Shannon this May Bank Holiday Weekend! With fun for foodies, families, fun runners and water sports enthusiasts, we’ve got a jam packed schedule of events lined up. Highlights of the festival include Riverfest on the Shannon, the Riverfest BBQ Competition, Riverfestival Village at Arthur’s Quay Park, the Regeneron Great Limerick Run, and a spectacular fireworks display featuring world class Fidget Feet Aerial Dance! Check out www.riverfest.ie for full details
Register now to get planning your Street Feast. Here you can apply for your free Street Feast party pack, complete with bunting, posters, invites and a brilliant DIY guide! We ask that you host your Street Feast on our big day, Sunday 5th May 2019. We’re excited to announce that Street Feast 2019 is part of the new National Community Weekend, which is being hosted by the Department of Rural and Community Affairs and your local County Council in early May. Once again we’ve teamed up with ChangeX.org to help us look after the Street Feast community. ChangeX.org is an Irish organisation that provides a great platform to register and plan your feast. (It’s basically an initiative to help you start or get involved in great projects in your community – they make it easy for you to participate in your neighbourhood!) We really hope you’ll join us in taking to your street, laneway or park with your neighbours on Sunday 5th May. It’s going to be a very special day!
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.
The Festival will take place in Harold’s Cross during the week of 13th May – culminating on Sunday 19th May.
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival will be held on Friday 17th – Sunday 19th of May and is the ultimate celebration of this special prawn taking place in the beautiful fishing village of Howth. Celebrating the famous Dublin Bay Prawn Howth’s finest restaurants, bars and cafés will host a variety of amazing food experiences at the Harbour Festival Food Village serving the freshest, most delicious seafood, cooked every way imaginable, including a selection of special Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.
Workshop booking is now available for our gospel choir music festival this May 17th-19th 2019! Included in your full weekend ticket is the Opening Group Workshop on the Friday night, 3 pre-selected workshop sessions on the Saturday, and the closing group workshop on the Sunday. Along with this, you also get access to our late night social events, and of course a Big Gospel Choir Concert on the Saturday night, and (free for everyone) Outdoor Concert in Mountjoy Sq on the Sunday. Early Bird Full Weekend Tickets are priced at €65+fees, and these are available until the 6th April, then the price goes up to €75+fees. So two great reasons to book now – it’s cheaper, AND you’ll a much better chance to get the workshop options you want. We restrict the number of spaces in each workshop to ensure everyone gets a great experience from the session and has enough contact time with the facilitator. We do normally release individual workshop tickets after the early bird full weekend ticket phase, but there is no guarantee that the workshop you want will then be available, and with such great value for the full weekend ticket, why not give yourself the […]
The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin’s line-up is sure to impress. Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrate the very best of Irish and international talent. With readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix of poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that suprise and inspire. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. Come celebrate many specially commissioned events in the City of Words.
Come and discover top dogs, curious cats and slithering snakes as Smithfield Square is transformed into a pet lovers paradise! The annual Pets in the City, brought to you by Dublin City Council and supported by the DSPCA and the DSPCA Dog Training Academy, will take place on Sunday 19th May 2019 in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. This free, family friendly event promises to be a great day out for animal lovers living in the city with a wide range of activities, stalls and entertainment. The DSPCA Dog Training Academy will host Dog Agility Workshops and Scruffs Dog Show, where members of the public are invited to enter their own furry friends. Pet enthusiasts can expect a range of stalls offering great deals on all kinds of animal accessories, grooming products, toys and novelty items as well as the opportunity to avail of micro-chipping and pet health advice from the DSPCA. (To avail of micro-chipping you must bring ID and proof of address i.e. utility bill). A reptile corner and a small animal farm will give visitors the opportunity to interact with, and learn about, all kinds of animals. Pets in the City is a fantastic day out and offers families the […]
Féile Nasc will take place in Marlay Park on Saturday, 25th of May 2019. The festival will showcase some of the best Folk and Traditional Music acts in an awesome setting! Féile Nasc will give a platform to Irish folk and traditional music in Dublin. Those in attendance will celebrate together the special role played by our music in creating a bond between the people of Ireland and beyond. There will be a special emphasis on showcasing local musicians as well as more well-known national artists. Féile Nasc will be run on an eco-friendly basis with all vendors committing to the use of compostable packaging and locally sourced food. Beer will also be supplied by local brewers. We will welcome suggestions as to how we can improve our environmental sustainability in the coming years. The beautiful trees and shrubs that will provide the natural backdrop for the Féile will be focal points within the festival area. Féile Nasc strongly encourages those attending the festival to come on foot or by public transport where possible. Festival parking will be limited to the overflow section of the main Grange Road car park. We look forward to sharing the experience with you!
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 […]
May 31st Deacon Blue It is now 29 years since the band – founded in Glasgow and famously named after a Steely Dan song Deacon Blues” – released their million-selling debut album, Raintown, in 1987. A string of bestsellers followed, then a reunion show in 1999 and a follow-up album in 2001, and the band continued to reconvene whenever there was a good reason to do so… But it the success of their 2012 release, The Hipsters, which marked the beginning for the band: a return to days when a new, ground-breaking album and a major UK tour was never more than a couple of years away. Their new album, Believers, was released this year. Basement Jaxx The British production duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are the talents behind some of the biggest dance floor hits in recent years. Their works include hits such as Samba Magic, Da Underground and, off course, above all, the chart topping Remedy. Needless to say, house music hasn’t quite been the same since. Stereo MCS Formed in 1985, Stereo MCs hit the public’s attention with 1990 album Supernatural and single Elevate My Mind. It was 1992 follow up Connected, with hit singles […]
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 […]
June 1st Madness Formed in the late 1970s, Madness achieved immediate success with their debut album, One Step Beyond, which reached No.2 in the British album charts. Between 1980 and 1983 the band went on to score 13 UK top 10 singles including My Girl, Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and House of Fun. Firmly established as one of the UK’s favourite acts and pioneers of the SKA movement, Madness have since released over 11 albums. In 2016 they launched their inaugural House of Common festival in Clapham, a one-day festival with a line-up full of SKA and reggae peformers, at which they headlined. House of Common returned for a second year in 2017. Friday 31 May: Deacon Blue with Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Stereo MCs. Early bird tickets priced €39.90 inclusive of booking fee. Saturday 1 June: Madness with Lightning Seeds and Something Happens. Early Bird Tickets prIced €49.90 inclusive of booking fee. Sunday 2 June: Primal Scream with The Charlatans and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Early bird tickets priced €39.90 inclusive of booking fee.
Nile Rodgers & Chic live at St. Anne’s Park is set to be one of the best live shows of the summer filled with hit after hit after hit from Le Freak, Everybody Dance, Good Times, I Want Your Loveto many more fan favourites. Music legend Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music.Joining Nile Rodgers & Chic are the multi million selling Kaiser Chiefs. With a catalogue of chart topping singles from their 6 studio albums, Kaiser Chiefs fans can expect a high energy show filled with live favourites from Oh My God, I Predict A Riot, Ruby, Everything Is Average Nowadays, Never Miss a Beat to Everyday I Love You Less and Less alongside future hits from their 7th studio album set to be released early this year.