Furtive Tears is a project by Niamh McCann that explores the dynamic relationship between the audience, object and mode of display. In her new installation at the Hugh Lane, McCann brings together the protagonists Edward Carson (politician) and Hans Poelzig (architect and set designer) and the vestiges of their mythologies to portray the internal language of gesture, meaning, inference and allegiance. It is an exploration of the importance of a viewer’s perspective when confronted with the act of looking and the reading of objects within the context of a constructed landscape. Weaving fact, fiction and history, the installation reveals how we look and how we are looked upon. The work addresses how the mind navigates the perpetual process of coding and decoding our own behaviours when negotiating the positions we take up in society. Niamh McCann is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Recent solo exhibitions include La Perruque (Protest Song) at MAC Belfast and Just Left of Copernicus in Visual Carlow. Group exhibitions include: Future Perfect, Rubicon-Projects Brussels; Changing States: Contemporary Art and Francis Bacon’s Studio, BOZAR, Belgium; Time Out of Mind: Works from the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art; In Other Words, Lewis Glucksman […]
IMMA Collection: Freud Project is a major five-year initiative for IMMA, where fifty-two works by painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011) have been lent to the museum’s Collection by private lenders. During this unique project, IMMA will present a series of Freud-related exhibitions each year. The third exhibition in the series, Gaze, continues to actively explore Freud’s practice by positioning other works from the IMMA Collection alongside selected works by Freud. As the title suggests, the exhibition is concerned with a human gaze; of the artist, the sitter or the viewer of the work. Gaze particularly asks us to examine relationships between the artist and the sitter, and also focuses on the representation of the nude and the oftentimes visceral portrayal of the body in art, particularly in Freud’s work. Unfolding over a series of three floors in the dedicated Freud Centre, the exhibition encourages the visitor to journey from room to room, allowing space for reflection, but always considering who is gazing at whom. At times you are sharing the viewpoint of the sitter, at times the artist, but you are always involved in a constant exchange between all three perspectives in the room; the viewer, artist and sitter Showing alongside […]
Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) is a unique Irish artist. Her level of achievement, world travel and original thinking is unmatched in Irish art, yet this is the first retrospective of her work in 50 years. Born in the late Victorian era, by her early twenties Swanzy had mastered the academic style of painting. She witnessed the birth of Modern art in Paris before the First World War and her work rapidly evolved through the different styles of the day, each of them interpreted and transformed by her in a highly personal way. In 1920, against the background of violence of the Irish War of Independence, she left Ireland in a form of self-imposed exile. Traveling first through Eastern Europe and the Balkans, she then sailed to Hawaii and Samoa from 1923 to 24 – literally crossing the globe. While there she produced a body of work that is unique in an Irish context with images that show her proto-feminism and critique of the colonial system. Best known for her Cubist and Futurist paintings, after 1914 she exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon des Indépendants and the Beaux Arts, alongside artists who are now household names. By 1946 she was included in […]
Ice Skating Whether you are just starting out with ice skating or are a seasoned pro, Dundrum On Ice offers the highest quality seasonal ice skating experience in Dublin today. Book for individual sessions as an individual or small group. Groups Have fun on the ice this festive season alongside your colleagues from work or your club team mates by booking a Group Skating session. It’s an ideal Winter activity suitable for all ages and abilities. Contact our Box Office for more details. Tap to call Box Office (01-5242101) School Skate Schools from every corner of Ireland have been making the annual trip to Dundrum on Ice since 2010. A large proportion of our calendar is reserved for school groups. To learn more, tap to call our booking line. Tap to call Box Office (01-5242101)
Jay Gatsby is throwing another glittering party at the Gate this winter, and you are invited… Following a critically acclaimed, award-winning and sell-out run in 2017, this stunning immersive experience returns for a limited season. Building on the Gate tradition of ‘page to stage’, this production gives the legendary 1920’s jazz age story a whole new spin offering a portal into Fitzgerald’s novel. The theatre will be opened up once more and transformed into the Gatsby Mansion with all its decadent opulence and atmosphere. The seats will be removed from the auditorium and audiences will have access to the stage and backstage areas, the Green Room, hospitality room and the Studio space, allowing them to experience one of Gatsby’s unique and legendary parties, with a bar in full swing. For those who missed it last time, and for those who can’t wait to do it all again, 1920s style costumes are encouraged and dancing shoes are mandatory!
With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto, Robin Hood is the must-see panto of Christmas 2018. Starring some audience favourites and introducing stunning new talent, The Helix Panto always delivers the best family night out. The Helix Panto will run from Friday November 23rd until Sunday January 20th. The Helix and TheatreworX are once again delighted to announce that Temple Street Children’s University Hospital are our Charity Partner for this years run! Last year we managed to raise €12,000 for this wonderful cause and we hope to do it all over again. 100% of the proceeds from this show will go directly to Temple Street Childrens University Hospital. The Helix Panto was the first ever Pantomime to introduce a sensory performance. This has since become an incredibly important part of our Panto run: Adapted performances will take place on Tuesday 18th of December at 7pm which include no sudden noises or bangs, softer and brighter lighting, and music at a suitable level. There will be no flashing merchandise available in the venue during these times. Please see link for specific times and dates
Ice Skating has become part of an Irish Christmas. iSkate-on-Ice was introduced to the RDS in 2012 with huge success. iSkate-on-Ice is now located in Ring 4 at the RDS. Covering an area of 1000 Sq. metres. iSkate-on-Ice presented to you by Funderland – is Ireland’s only OUTDOOR ice skating rink –offering an unrivalled ice skating experience. Skating sessions are generally scheduled every 75 minutes, commencing at 10am until 7th January 2019 but please check our website for session times and availability as there is a maximum capacity permitted on the rink during each skating session. Groups in particular should contact our Agents by telephone (01) 6852439 to ensure they can be accommodated together on the rink. For Junior skaters, iSkate provides a kiddie rink for children from age 3 upwards with its balancing aids and double-bladed skates. iSkate-on-Ice at Winter Funderland will provide the ultimate outdoor ice skating experience this Christmas season. Ice Skates are included in the price and you are welcome to bring your own skates if you prefer. The Ice Rink can operate in almost all weather conditions. The Rink at the RDS is outdoor and skating sessions may be subject to cancellation due to inclement […]
The Dún Laoghaire Christmas Market is a feast for the seasonal senses as carefully selected vendors sell authentic hand-made gifts and delicious treats every weekend from November 24th to December 23rd on the metals and opposite dlr LexIcon from 11am to 7pm. Aromas of gourmet sausages, crepes, baked goods, Hungarian Beef Goulash Soup and Lángos, German Gluhwein and steaming hot chocolate will fill the air. Wander through the Christmas Market with hand-crafted gifts and decorations, jewellery, metal art, sculpture, photography and a whole host of very special quality gifts and treats that are not mass-produced but hand crafted with love. Dún Laoghaire has over 280 retail outlets and businesses. So why not swap city centre crowds and stuffed out-of-town shopping centres to browse, shop, relax and soak up the festive spirit of this magical seaside town. During the Christmas Festival, with every hour of parking purchased on street in the Dún Laoghaire town centre, one hour is free. Shops all over Dún Laoghaire town will be running; special promotional events in the run up to Christmas, extra trading hours and exclusive in-store promotions to add some extra festive cheer.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873. Today, families come from far and wide to experience the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself! This year’s fabulous Gaiety Theatre pantomime is The Snow Queen
Dec 01 Sat 20:00 The 4 of Us Dec 02 Sun 20:00 Declan O’Rourke Dec 03 Mon 20:00 Jon Cleary Dec 06 Thu 20:00 The Blizzards Dec 07 Fri 20:00 The Blizzards Dec 08 Sat 20:00 The Frank and Walters Dec 11 Tue 20:00 The 2 Johnnies Christmas Party Dec 12 Wed 19:30 Aine Cahill Dec 13 Thu 19:30 HamsandwicH Dec 14 Fri 19:30 HamsandwicH Dec 15 Sat 19:30 HamsandwicH Dec 16 Sun 20:00 Jerry Fish Dec 17 Mon 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 18 Tue 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 19 Wed 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 20 Thu 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 21 Fri 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 22 Sat 19:30 Hudson Taylor Dec 26 Wed 20:00 Made of Stone Tribute To Stone Roses Dec 27 Thu 20:00 Paddy Casey Dec 28 Fri 20:00 These Charming Men Dec 29 Sat 20:00 Mundy Dec 30 Sun 20:00 Something Happens – Cancelled
Cara Dillon – Upon A Winter’s Night Sat 1 Dec, 8pm Cara Dillon, possessing of one of the most celebrated folk voices to have come out of Ireland, will be touring her Christmas show “Upon A Winter’s Night” for a third year running this December Young European Strings Sun 2 Dec, 2pm A Christmas concert for the whole family with the best young musicians of Dublin with surprise guests. Wajib Mon 3 Dec, 5pm & 8pm A Palestinian father and his estranged son must travel to Israel to hand-deliver his daughter’s wedding invitations to each guest. ABBA Forever Tue 4 Dec, 8pm ABBA Forever returns to Pavilion Theatre for another Christmas night out! Featuring all Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Anni-Frid’s iconic hits including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Fernando and many more. Admission: One Shilling Wed 5 Dec, 8pm Award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane tell the extraordinary story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts. The Nutcracker (Encore Screening) Thu 6 Dec, 3pm & 7.30pm Tchaikovsky’s beloved music is matched the the magical adventure of Clara and her Nutcracker doll to the Land of Sweet. A Christmas treat for the whole family […]
RTE Concert Orchestra presents Sunday Miscellany Wed Dec 5 2018 08:00 p.m. Main Stage The ESB Great Christmas Concert 2018 Thu Dec 6 2018 08:00 p.m. Main Stage DIT Chamber Choir – Conductor Bernie Sherlock Fri Dec 7 2018 01:05 p.m. John Field Room Tea Dance Tunes – Dementia Friendly Concert Fri Dec 7 2018 03:00 p.m. John Field Room Sold Out Ghostbusters Live screening in Concert Fri Dec 7 2018 07:30 p.m. Main Stage The Wild Dog Rose Fri Dec 7 2018 08:00 p.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room Family Christmas Concert with the ECO Band Sat Dec 8 2018 11:30 a.m. John Field Room Sold Out! Family Christmas Concert with the ECO Band Sat Dec 8 2018 01:00 p.m. John Field Room Sold Out Glasnevin Musical Society Diamond Jubilee Concert Sat Dec 8 2018 08:00 p.m. Main Stage Lir Quartet Sun Dec 9 2018 03:00 p.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room Dublin County Choir Christmas Festival Sun Dec 9 2018 07:00 p.m. Main Stage Sold Out Special Schools Christmas Sing-Along Mon Dec 10 2018 11:00 a.m. John Field Room Sold Out Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Mon Dec 10 2018 03:30 p.m. Main Stage Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Mon Dec […]
Written by Charles Dickens in 1866, this classic ghost story tells of a lone Signalman haunted by visions of a terrifying spectre. Brought to life for a new audience in 1976 when filmed for the BBC as part of their Ghost Stories for Christmas series, this new adaptation by Jane McCarthy expands on the relationship between The Gentleman and The Signalman, exploring the classic tale through a modern lens, focusing on class, paranoia and mental health, while retaining the original’s pervading sense of dread.
Following the successful run of the Irish Times Theatre Award winning play Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin by Enda Walsh in December 2017, Reality:Check Productions return once again to Smock Alley Theatre’s Boys’ School for the Irish premiere of this incredible story. Stumbling down the street at 11:30am drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you’d avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we know her, but we don’t know the half of it. Effie’s life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day — till one night gives her the chance to be something more. Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, Iphigenia in Splott drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings. Effie will break your heart.
Everyone’s favourite Panto is back with Snow White & The Adventures of Sammy Sausages and Buffy. “The charm of this panto is lost on nobody. […] Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages draws the kids into this colouring-book world and Rob Murphy as Buffy is a force of nature” Irish Times
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of a new UK & Ireland tour. This brilliant new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, and has been seen in North America, South America, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel and starring Killian Donnelly in the role of Jean Valjean, Boublil and Schönberg’s magnificent score of “LES MISÉRABLES” includes the songs, “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “One Day More”, “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”, “Master Of The House” and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Cameron Mackintosh’s production of “LES MISÉRABLES” is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John […]
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.
We welcome Branar Téatar do Pháistí back to The Ark for the festive season with their gorgeous adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ best-selling picture book. Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, this adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams. The perfect festive treat for ages 4+. This is a nonverbal, deaf-friendly show. Weekend & Holiday performances Every Sat & Sun 8-30 Dec & Fri 28 Dec @ 2pm & 4pm School Day performances Wed 5-Fri 7, Wed 12-Fri 14 & Tue 18-Thu 20 Dec @ 10.15am & 12.15pm Relaxed Performances Wed 12 Dec @ 10.15am & 12.15pm Fri 28 Dec @ 4pm 45 Mins
A tale as old as time, featuring a host of well-loved characters and lovable crockery! Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and the dreaded Beast in his lonely castle. Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly and Gaston is still totally in love, with himself! A story of friendship and love, mixing magic and adventure with spectacular song and dance routines and special effects to entertain all the family! Written and directed by Geoff O’Keeffe Running from Friday 7th December up to Sunday 7th January School performances weekday mornings. (for school and group bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 012969340) Weekends and over the holidays at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
Sorcha Furlong (Orla, Fair City) as the Evil Baroness. Enya Martin (Giz a Laugh, YouTube sensation) as the InstaFairy Morgan Crowley (West End Star) as Dame Dottie. Ciara Murphy as Jill Cormac O’ Broin as Jack Introducting Dean Mulraney as the Giant The Civic are excited and proud to present ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’. Dublin’s most hilarious panto, will feature an all-star cast. This magical giant of a panto is a spectacular treat for all ages. Produced & directed by Rob Murphy (Cheerios Panto/ Civic Theatre Summer Camp). Wednesday 12th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Thursday 13th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Friday 14th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Saturday 15th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sunday 16th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Monday 17th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm UNAVAILABLE Tuesday 18th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE 6:30pm Wednesday 19th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Thursday 20th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Friday 21st December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sat 22nd December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sun 23rd December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Wed 26th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Thurs 27th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Fri 28th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sat 29th […]
The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is a free-to-enter, family-friendly event with a festive feel. This year, back trading indoors at the Point Square, we are delighted to announce the market is being hosted over not one, but TWO long weekends (Thursday to Sunday): 6th – 9th December & 13th-16th December. With an entirely different selection of stalls on each weekend the market will be showcasing 280 Irish creative businesses in total this year. As a social enterprise we are delighted to partner with LEO Dublin City and Dublin City Council. Our aim for the market is to be an accessible platform to market for up-and-coming independent Irish businesses. Not only will shoppers find the best selection of quality antique, vintage and retro collectables, side-by-side with some of the countries most exciting up and coming designers, crafts people and entrepreneurs; they will be directly supporting independent Irish based businesses. Last year we welcomed over 35,000 visitors over four days, with an estimated spend of €1.75m. The market is a highly curated, (this year we received over 500 applications) and no two stalls are alike with no mass produced manufactured goods are on sale. If you want the pick of the pile […]
BOLSTOFF: A Modern Actor’s Introduction to Advanced Contemporary Performance is a rare insight into the revolutionary acting theory of Nikolai Bolstoff. Join Wicker Socks as they share with you the secrets of “doing the acting” and fast-track you on the road to success in the world of theatre. This electrifying ‘workshop’ will include groundbreaking warm-up technique, audition preparation and a mandatory fire announcement. Expect to be sent on a hilarious journey that may be eerily familiar to those working in the arts and delightfully off-the-wall for everyone else. The Wicker Socks trio will guide audiences through every facet of the performing arts, deftly negotiating each semi-disaster as it comes their way.
An evening of readings of new Christmas poetry by Gavin Kostick, conversations with Mrs Butterdish and some seasonal music to bring us to a festive mood.
The Irish National Youth Ballet is staging an all new production of Cinderella with choreography by Kilian O’Callaghan to the wonderful Prokofiev score. INYB’s production of The Nutcracker in 2017 sold out all six of its performances, so early booking is advised! Performances will take place in the Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire, on December 14th, 15th and 16th.
Christmas at Farmleigh is a special time for all the family. Children will be enthralled by Magic Shows and Puppet Shows and will be captivated by Christmas Tales from Storytellers from all over Ireland. Seasonal treats, including Horse and Carriage Rides, a Live Crib and a Children’s Christmas Room will be there for all to enjoy. Christmas Food & Craft Markets, Farmyard 10am – 5pm Festive Crib, Outdoors 10am – 5pm Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords, Outdoors 2pm – 4pm Christmas Puppet Show with Julie-Rose McCormick, in The Cowshed Theatre (Ticketed Event*) 12 Noon – 12.30pm 1.45pm – 2.15pm 3.30pm – 4pm Storytelling for Children with Fiona Dowling, in The Old Kitchen (Ticketed Event*) 12.45pm – 1.30pm 2.30pm – 3.15pm 4.15pm – 5pm Christmas Carol Singing with The Portmarnock Singers, in The Ballroom (Ticketed Event*) 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm
After spending the majority of this year making waves in the US, Westmeath indie rockers The Academic return the Vicar Street in December. The 4 piece have enjoyed a meteoric rise since releasing their debut EP ‘Loose Friends’ just under 2 years ago. A Choice Music Prize nomination for their debut single ‘Different’ was followed by sold out shows and tours across Ireland, the UK and Europe, millions of streams online, and radio airplay across the world most recently with their hit song ‘Bear Claws’ an “indie banger” according to Clash Magazine.
Santa has transformed GAA HQ into his secret elf camp, where only the fittest, strongest and healthiest of all elves are trained! In fact, every pointy-eared helper that is chosen for the GAA Museum training programme is a member of the North Pole Hurling, Football and Camogie Club, which is the most Northerly and charmed GAA club in the world and managed by Santa himself! In exciting news, Santa is opening the doors of his training facility to a select number of children, and anyone lucky enough to get a ticket and make it on his ‘list’ will learn the secrets of becoming an elite Elf. At the Santa Experience at Croke Park, your family will wander through a behind-the-scenes candy cane trail, catching glimpses along the way of how the Elves get fit and ready for the season ahead and their big day, which isn’t the All-Ireland for once! You’ll roam in awe through a mesmerising snow tunnel and the North Pole team’s changing room. While you’re there make sure you listen for banter in the shower room to see who’s made it the naughty or nice list! You might also need to hold your nose as you leave […]
Join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience with Santa’s Grotto at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum! Begin your magical journey in the atmospheric vaults of The CHQ Building in Dublin’s City Centre. Your family will be welcomed by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves before meeting Santa in his magical grotto. You can find our FAQs listed at the bottom of the page. What’s included Visit Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift Help Mrs. Claus create her world famous recipe of reindeer food and take home your very own pouch to feed the reindeers on Christmas Eve Write and post your letter to Santa Visit our award winning interactive museum Take part in our Discovery Trail map to find out intriguing Christmas facts from around the world. Under 12 months: FREE Age 1-3: €8.50 Age 4-12: €12.50 Adult: €15 Senior: €13
Let’s dance. It’s time for the kids to throw some shapes and bust out their best moves as DJ Donal Dineen hits the decks for a special musical rollercoaster ride. Expect dance tunes from every era and every corner of the globe. So if you’re ready to get into the groove, lace up your dancing shoes and grab those glowsticks. Kids just wanna have fun! Commissioned and premiered by TRACKS: an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.
This picturesque location in Rathfarnham, overlooked by the historic 18th Century Marlay House and within the grounds of the 247 acre park is home to a playground, a par-3 golf course, a model railway, running and walking trails and various sports facilities including tennis courts, football pitches and a cricket ground. The Marlay Park Co Co Market is nestled within the charming craft courtyard of Marlay house. Vendors are keen to build relationships with customers and share their passion for their products.
Blackrock Market was established in 1996, historically a coach inn on the busy eastern trade corridor in Ireland. It has a mixture of products and goods available and is unique in the sense that it combines a broad range of fine art, modern art, collectibles, furniture, soft furnishings and hand crafts with an eclectic mix usually only seen in traditional European flea markets. Blackrock Market is open every weekend, plus Bank Holiday Mondays from 11am-5.30pm in Blackrock, County Dublin. There is usually over 50 traders in attendance. The Market also offers a range of food and beverages.
Every second Sunday of the month, Christchurch Hall at Sandymount Green plays host to the Sandymount Market, where you are invited to sample the best of local food, art and fashion. The market has been going for about four years now and attracts an array of colour, texture and taste, which serves as the backdrop to what has become an exciting social outlet for many of the stallholders.
Buttons and Bows Craft Market is a Craft Fair located at Iveagh Grounds, Crumlin on Sundays from 12-6pm. Stalls include jewellery, cards, candles, home decor, bags, baby items, home bakes goods and much more.
(Dublin 6) The Indoor Eco Fashion & Sustainable Craft Market is a fashion and craft market held at 169 Lower Rathmines Road held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm.
Market located Adjacent to Baldungan Castle, Skerries, Co Dublin. There is a car boot and general market section to this market. Saturday Sunday
Jamestown Market is a weekend market located at 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, and is one of Dublin’s best flea market’s with a combination of new & vintage, modern & retro it is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a day over the weekend.There is a great variety of new, antique and second hand merchandise to suit every bodies taste and budget, including clothes, furniture, household, bric a brac and much more. Saturday Sunday
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
Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 30 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 36-year-old Los Angeles native is the only artist who has had two albums appear on the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums list of the past decade, according to Billboard. He has appeared in the feature films Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hollars, Coffee Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, as well as on NBC’s The Office, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and CBS’ The Crazy Ones. Groban has released seven studio albums, his 2001 self-titled 5x-platinum debut, 2003’s 6x-platinum Closer, 2006’s double-platinum Awake, 2007’s 6x platinum Grammy-nominated Noel, 2010’s gold-certified Illuminations, and 2013’s gold-certified All That Echoes, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, giving Groban his first No. 1 debut and third chart-topper. In 2017, Groban concluded his Broadway run in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which Time Out New York called, “one of the best musicals of the decade”. He also released his first coffee table book, […]
Bosco is Bosco. not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky,lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-yearold who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see whyBosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Cinderella through this completely interactive live experience in celebration of Bosco’s 40th anniversary. Paula Lambert has been travelling the country for the last 40years, in the early years with her father Eugene Lambert andtheir many beloved characters from RTE, bringing Puppet Theatre to the children of Ireland for the first time. Eugene was founder of Ireland’s first and only Puppet theatre,Paula now tours with third generation puppeteer Johnny Lambert.
Hudson Taylor (previously Harry & Alfie) are an Irish folk duo formed in 2011. The duo consists of brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor. They are signed to Rubyworks Records. They grew up in Dublin, where their father was a musician and their mother was a dancer. They began busking at a young age. Prior to being signed they released their début EP, “Battles”, in August 2012, which peaked at #1 on the Irish version of iTunes and at #14 on UK version of iTunes. In November 2012, the band followed with a second EP, “Cinematic Lifestyle” and a third, “Osea”, in October 2013. It was around this time that the band signed to Polydor Records in the UK.
Mixing the traditional Irish folk sounds with the (then) emerging sounds of rock’n’roll, Christy Moore emerged in the late 1960s as a shining new voice in Irish music. Since then he has carved out an extremely consistent career, both as a solo artist and with his bands, Planxty and Moving Hearts. Credited as a major influence on artists such as U2, The Pogues and Sinead O’Connor, Christy continues to tour and record and the dynamism of his performances, as demonstrated on his live albums Live in Dublin, At the Point: Live and Live at Vicar Street, is not to be missed. Extra Dated Added: Jan 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th
For one night only, Celine will perform her “Christmas Celebration”, packed full of captivating Christmas Carols as well as much loved operatic arias accompanied by festive orchestra. Celine has performed extensively throughout Europe, as well as in the United States, China, Russia and Mexico in such venues as Carnegie Hall, New York and the Royal Opera house Covent Garden. She has sung with world renowned tenors José Carreras, Placido Domingo, Roberto Alagna and Andrea Bocelli and has sung for such dignitaries as President Barack Obama, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. Her compelling and thrilling performances have won her the universal acclaim of audiences and critics across the opera world.
Caught serving after hours, a publican tries to talk himself out of trouble with his tale of military service in the desert. Drawing on some of Flann O’Brien’s most recognisable and admired works of fiction, together with his witheringly funny play, Thirst (and other bits of Flann) includes excerpts from The Dalkey Archive, Drink and Time in Dublin and The Trade, showcasing the incisive humour and linguistic dexterity of O’Brien’s incomparable comic genius. Thirst (and other bits of Flann) is developed by and stars four of Ireland’s leading actors, Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan and Marty Rea.
Fancy a bit of a change at lunchtime? For a gourmet alternative, get down to CoCo Markets at Excise Walk. Mingle with residents and suits in the IFSC and browse stalls featuring a fabulous array of tasty delights from around the world. CoCo Markets already have with a big following in Dun Laoghaire and Marley Park, and offers a mouth-watering display of olives, sun-dried tomatoes, home-made breads and desserts, excellent lunchtime options and much more. The Docklands CoCo Market takes place every Wednesday from 12pm to 2.30pm at the IFSC in Dublin city centre, County Dublin.
The trio released their latest album Kablammo! in May and a new single Machinery is set for release on 9 October. Described by Tim as “probably the most indie pop tune on the record” it’s “essentially a song about someone in modern times trying to find a real connection” he explains. “It was one of the final ones we worked on” says Mark “it’s just a beautiful melody.” Kablammo, released to a fanfare of positive reviews, marks eight years since the release of Ash’s last studio album, Twilight Of The Innocents, the album they vowed would be their last. The ensuing years saw the band embark on the ambitious A-Z singles series and its accompanying A-Z tour taking them from Aldershot to Zennor. Putting the album format to one side allowed Ash to explore a different dynamic to their sound across 26 tracks released over a year.
It’s that time of year. Dublin City is rammed, there are fewer choccies left in your advent calendar, and you’ve already lost your granny twice in Arnotts. But, this Christmas, the Liberty Hall Theatre has got its tinsel back. Yep, there’s a panto coming to the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin 2018. It’s ‘Cinderella’. Praise be to Santa! Pantomime factory Tempus Productions has splashed out. Their production pulls out all the stops, boasting a star-studded cast this year including John Lovett (Red Rock, The Tudors & Panto Dame extraordinaire) And Eric Lalor (Comedian & Fair City Bad Guy) But is this a triumphant return to the North-side of the Liffey to one of the best venues in town? You’ll have to wait and see. Join us this year to see if poor old Cinders will get to the ball. That’s if her two ugly stepsisters Whitney & Britney are not up to their usual tricks. But, with the help of her faithful friend Buttons and the Magical Fairy G, it can only be fantastic. What more could a panto ask for I hear you say? Well get your tickets soon for the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes to find out! […]
The Ballymun Farmers Market is now located inside Ballymun Shopping Centre and is held every Thursday from 9am-3.30pm. It offers products from Dublin and the surrounding areas, so why not drop in to see some of our new stalls and see what bargains you can find.
Christ Church Market takes place on Thursday’s from 11.30am to 3pm and Saturday’s from 11am to 4.30pm. The aromatic smells that fill the air will tempt visitor’s taste buds making it irresistible to continue without side stepping inside to flavour the tastes brought to them by Irish Village Markets. Irish Village Markets is an amalgamation of some of Ireland’s finest chefs, growers and producers all under the one umbrella. Visitors to any of the lunchtime markets enjoy the tastes and quality food made with top quality ingredients and flavours from all over the world in the unique setting of Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin city centre. At the market visitors can enjoy a Cornish pasties, Gourmet Kitchen delights, noodles, schnitzels, oysters, waffles and lots, lots more.
(Dublin 2) Located at 60 Camden Street Lower, The Ferocious Mingle Market is a bohemian indoor market that sells food, coffee, clothes, jewellery, antiques and art. Whether you are looking for vintage wear and costume jewellery or just want to enjoy art, music and good food; The Ferocious Mingle Market has something for everyone. Thursday Friday Saturday
Dublin’s famous Liberty Market is located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, on Meath Sreet, off Thomas and the Coombe (near Christ Church). It offers the best bargains around on everything you are looking for from Clothing / Jewellery to toys and garden supplies blowing shop prices out of the water, our slogan says it all…….why pay more? Thursday Friday Saturday
The Market is located at Station Buildings, Park Place, at the corner of Harcourt Street & Hatch Street and operates every Thursday 11am-3pm with 30-40 stalls. All produce sold at the market are grown or crafted by the stall holders and is either organic or a related foodstuff, craft, etc.
Honest2goodness is a natural food market in Glasnevin which is open every Saturday for the best in fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, wines and other treats. We are passionate about wine and food and would like to share this passion with as many people as possible. We welcome with open arms seasoned connoisseurs and food and wine newcomers alike. So, if you’re drinking our wines, shopping in our market, eating our food, taking one of our courses or simply trying one of our recipes we hope you enjoy the experience as much as we do giving it!
On Thursday 20th December St Francis Xavier’s Church on Gardiner Street will swing to the sounds of a festive celebration like no other! Hosted by the renowned Gardiner Street Gospel Choir in collaboration with the Gardiner Street Junior Gospel Choir and some very special guests, attendees will be treated to THE ultimate toe-tapping, sing-along Christmas celebration of the year. As always the GSGC will bring their own unique and uplifting gospel style to all your festive favourites, aided by the talented Gardiner Street Junior Gospel Choir (featuring Larkin Community College and Gardiner Street Primary School) and the Polish Christmas Ensemble (featuring members of the National Symphony Orchestra). It promises to be an eclectic mix of soulful tunes and your favourite carols for young and old alike. And YES, there will be Christmas cake and other tasty homemade treats to ensure everyone goes home merry and bright! Donations on the night go to the very worthy Peter McVerry Trust working tirelessly since 2005 to bring an end to homelessness in Ireland. Tickets €12/10; under 12’s GO FREE but must have a valid ticket. No refunds. Doors 7.30pm, starts at 8pm sharp. Last year was a total sell-out so book now to […]
The $20 million production features new, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world. This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Walking With Dinosaurs is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that Walking With Dinosaurs is embarking on an international tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.” The one-hour, 40-minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign […]
Temple Bar Book Market is held every Saturday and Sunday Dublin city centre. A small but perfectly formed Pandora’s box for book-worms … take time to browse through the wide selection of old and new titles, classics and novels. Shoppers at Temple Bar Book Market in Dublin city centre, County Dublin, will find new, second-hand and rare one off books at stalls for adults and children. The market is held every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm.
Leopardstown Farmers Market is one of the oldest Farmers Markets in Ireland. It is well established with an excellent and loyal customer base. It is situated at Leopardstown Race Course,in South Dublin every Friday from 10am-4pm. It is essentially an indoor market with some outdoor stalls at the entrance. There is free car parking. Leopardstown Farmers Market is an old style food market with an excellent craft and modern jewellery section. The weekly event draws large crowds of eager shoppers from all over South Dublin, and there is a great friendly relaxed atmosphere. Regular stalls include Denis Healys’ Organic delights and jenny Mcnally’s vegetables.
Did you know that the average number of people visiting The CHQ Building on a daily basis is 7,000? Taking place on the first Friday of each month, the market features stalls selling a variety of produce and crafts. CHQ Market has a mix of stalls both inside and outside the building, a new and exciting market right in the middle of the IFSC. Everything from homemade chocolates, olives, muffins, fresh pasta & sauces, something to suit everyone.
Pat Egan and Spotlight Productions are delighted to announce the funniest, most magical Panto in Ireland, returns to the Olympia Theatre this Christmas! With an ALL STAR CAST along with the talented dancers and performers from Spotlight, be prepared to be entertained & dazzled this Christmas! Running from Friday 21st December until Sunday 6th January, matinee & evening shows most days (full list of performances & times below) Please note, there is no show on 24th & 25th December. Preview show on Friday 21st December, at a reduced price. Individual tickets priced from €26 and family tickets priced from €84 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy are on sale Friday 20th April at 9am via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. Friday 21st December 2018 – Preview Show – Doors 2:00pm / Show 3:00pm Friday 21st December 2018 – Opening Show – Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm Saturday 22nd December 2018 – Doors 1:00pm / Show 2:00pm Saturday 22nd December 2018 – Doors 5:30pm / Show 6:30pm Sunday 23rd December 2018 – Doors 1:00pm / Show 2:00pm Sunday 23rd […]
Join us for a heart-warming Christmas spectacle with fun and fanfares from our Christmas Orchestra. Theatre Lovett will bring us some of our favourite things… parading Nutcrackers, a little match girl to lighten our hearts, classic Christmas songs and festive dance. Plus Santa Claus of course and loads of laughs for all the family.
Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Slí and Chroí, in partnership with Dublin City Council and Dublin Institute of Technology, held the 8th annual City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival, which took place on the 21 of December 2017 from 5.30pm – 8pm. This was a family friendly, participatory, and inclusive community event. The indoor festival took place from 5.30pm to 7pm at Rathdown House in the DIT Grangegorman Campus. Members of the public enjoyed storytelling sessions, poetry readings, music, face painting, and craft making, where ivy, rattles, holly broaches and withies (a decorated twig for their blessings, prayers, and wishes) were made, to be worn on the subsequent parade. A céilí also took place, with music provided by the Brian Ború Céilí Band, while Lasair (band members Féilim Ó Brádaigh, Dónal Gunning and Niall Mac Dhonnagáin) provided music as people arrived in. Gemma McGowan and actors from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama were the storytellers. Refreshments were available to buy – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, mince pies, treats – and there was face painting and a children’s colouring corner for the little ones. The Outdoor Festival and parade took place from 7pm to […]
This December, Rocket Octopus will be exploding all over your Christmas like Lidl fairy lights. The fire is roaring. The stocking is stuffed. The mince is pied. The crackers are shit. The turkeys escaped. Anyway. We’re going to rock your manger, or at least gently and politely rock around your Christmas tree. We’ve felt your presents so we know what you’re gonna get- funny laughs! Or at least an hour long sketch comedy show.
A heart-warming affair with NCH Christmas Orchestra and Theatre LovettJoin us for a heart-warming Christmas spectacle with fun and fanfares from our Christmas Orchestra. Theatre Lovett will bring us some of our favourite things… parading Nutcrackers, a little match girl to lighten our hearts, classic Christmas songs and festive dance. Followed by the ultimate family classic The Snowman with Howard Blake’s score performed live by the NCH Christmas Orchestra under the baton of conductor Fergus Sheil. Plus Santa Claus of course and loads of laughs for all the family. This Way to Christmas! Fri Dec 21 2018 03:30 p.m. Main Stage This Way to Christmas! Fri Dec 21 2018 06:00 p.m. Main Stage This Way to Christmas! Sat Dec 22 2018 11:30 a.m. Main Stage This Way to Christmas! Sat Dec 22 2018 02:00 p.m. Main Stage This Way to Christmas! Sat Dec 22 2018 04:30 p.m. Main Stage This Way to Christmas! Sat Dec 22 2018 07:00 p.m. Main Stage This Way to Christmas! Sun Dec 23 2018 11:30 a.m. Main Stage This Way to Christmas! Sun Dec 23 2018 02:00 p.m. Main Stage This Way to Christmas! Sun Dec 23 2018 04:30 p.m. Main Stage
Skerries Mills Farmers Market is held in Skerries, County Dublin every Saturday from 10am-4pm. Stalls include local vegetables, muffins, organic eggs, organic meat, home-made jams, marmalades and lots more. All are invited to enjoy and soak up the market atmosphere.
Malahide Market is held every Saturday in Malahide, County Dublin from 2pm-6pm. With over 20 stalls of quality products at great value, Malahide Farmers Market is worth a visit on a Saturday afternoon. Shoppers will be able to buy fresh local produce and goods such as fruit and vegetables, cakes, cheese and jams, direct from the growers, farmers and producers. They also support local crafts, artists, and businesses with a wide range of stalls with something for everyone.
Something you can’t buy in a shop. Make it, bake it, paint it , knit it , Dream it up Whatever it is and you make it , you can sell it at the Cherrytree Saturday Market Every Sat 10 am to 4 pm
he Grand Social on Lower Liffey Street hosts a weekly Indoor Market every Saturday from 12 noon ’til 6pm.The Market has a mish mash of stalls ranging from Vintage Clothes, Designer threads, Vinyl Records, Retro Furniture, Contemporary Crafts, Bric a brac, Chic Jewellry, Books and lots more. We welcome local designers and collectors selling their one off pieces, Photographers, Illustrators and Craftmakers.We have numerous Vintage stalls who have amazing finds, Vintage Furs, Bags, Dresses and lots lots more, there is something for everyone. We also have many local shops in the city centre venturing out and talking stalls to promote their shops! Such as Shotsy Vintage, Golly Gosh Vintage, Flip Vintage Clothing, Wild Child selling Vinyl Records, Sybil Vein Antiques, Magpie’s Nest Antique, Vintage and Modern Jewellery. We are also proud to have such well know artists like Sean Hillen taking a stall from time to time. No week is the same at the market, as we rotate stall holders.We have the best music playing whist you can have a pint from the bar while browsing the stalls.
The Terenure Village Market (TVM) is now called Bushy Park Market located in Terenure, showcasing new local and established hot food, grocery food and craft stalls. A range of hot food is on offer, including organic burgers, African cuisine, pierogi (Polish dumplings), crepes and much more……… Coffee, tea and cakes are served from the classic three wheel van @ Saltpeter. Core Juicers supply delicious juices …and smoothies. TVM grocery section is host to an organic butchers, fish mongers, and award winning cheese mongers, a wide variety of bakeries, organic fruit & vegetables and also stocks a wide variety of artisan produce, including the best chutneys imaginable! Crafts range from wood-turning to hand-made soaps, from local prints & paintings to books and from knitwear & felt to fabulous home ware and much more…….. Please come and support this community project. Located at its new venue in Bushy Park, Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W. Back by popular demand TVM @ Bushy Park will run every Saturday from 11am-4pm.
The Red Stables Food Market runs every Saturday from 10am to 5pm (10am to 4pm in winter) in St Anne’s Park, Raheny, County Dublin. Stall holders for the Red Stables Food Market include bespoke foods such as hand made chocolates, artisan cheeses and preserves, organic meat, fresh baked bread, cakes and biscuits, toasted nuts and organic produce. The Red Stables is a Victorian two-storey building, located on the Clontarf side of St Anne’s Park which has been sensitively restored by Dublin City Council. The complex includes design studios, artist work spaces, a commercial gallery, café and courtyard area and is managed by the Dublin City Council. Formerly owned by the Guinness family, St Anne’s estate was acquired by Dublin Corporation (now Dublin City Council) in the late 1930s. The park is open to the public and attracts visitors young and old. The Red Stables are located just off the main avenue, between the world famous Rose Gardens and the children’s playground. Saturday
This weekly market takes place every Saturday from 10am – 4.30pm at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar under the new retractable canopy. The reasons to buy your food at the Temple Bar Food Market are endless, low food miles, seasonal produce and a wide range of produce in all weights and portion sizes. The passionate Food Market traders are on hand every Saturday to tell customers all about their produce, how it was made and the very best way to cook and eat it!
The Temple Bar Designer Mart takes place every Saturday from 10am to 5pm on Cow’s Lane which is located in the Old City area of Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This outdoor market showcases the very best of handmade craft & design produced by Irish and Ireland-based artists. This outdoor market showcases the very best of handmade craft & design produced by Irish and Ireland-based artists. Great for browsing for gifts, or a treat for yourself, the independent designers, craftspeople and artists are on hand to give you an insight into their craft and story behind any individual piece. The market includes designers selling; wood turned goods (bowls, decorative pieces, etc),jewelry (precious metal and costume), woolen apparel (hats, scarves, snoods, cowl necks, etc), t-shirts, original drawings and prints, picture frames, amazing coats / jackets, and much more.
An organic market in St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse Street every Saturday from 9:30am-3:30pm. Farmers organic fruit & vegetables, organic butcher, baker, organic wines, cheeses, household goods & groceries, refill eco cleaners, natural cosmetics & vintage clothes. Plus various cafes with a great range to eat there or take away.
Sat 19:45 RDS Arena – Dublin Guinness Pro14 Leinster Rugby v Connacht
To celebrate their 30th year, Kíla have announced a headline Christmas show, Féile Kila, at the National Stadium on Saturday 22 December. Kíla are 30 this year, having formed in Dublin All Irish secondary school Coláiste Eoin in 1988. Their unique and ever evolving sound, while rooted in tradition, is inspired by a myriad of musical influences worldwide. Kíla’s eight members stem from differing musical backgrounds, including Irish traditional, classical, folk and rock. It is has been a busy year for the band which has also seen them release their seminal album, Tóg É go Bog É on vinyl along with exciting documentary, Pota Óir, directed by Anthony White, that showcases the band’s unique energy on stage and which makes them THE LIVE ACT TO CATCH this Christmas.
Little Red Riding Hood by the Lambert Puppet Theatre Bewley’s Café Theatre, located in the former Oriental Room of the Grafton St Café, is Dublin’s foremost stage for lunchtime drama. See the link for various times
Either pay the Admission price and then pay for the individual Attractions you want to experience OR buy one of our All Inclusive POP (Pay-One-Price) Ride Wristbands. You must choose one of these two options.Our POP Wristbands are based on an individual’s height rather than their age. This is due to the various height restrictions imposed by the suppliers and manufacturers of fairground attractions for reasons of safety.Our POP Wristbands cannot be posted to you as they require an expiry time to be printed on them upon collection. You might wish to consider using our Gift Voucher option if you are not sure what date you wish to attend!.Regular POP Wristbands are strictly for people over 1.22 meters in height (Note- for your safety, a few attractions require that you exceed 1.4 meters in height). Junior POP Wristbands are strictly for people under 1.2 meters in height (Note – if booked online, customers will be required to pay the price difference if persons are over 1.2 meters on collection of their POP Wristbands at the venue).Family POP Wristbands are strictly limited to Parents with Children – either 2 Adults with 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children. Children can […]
Dublin band Aslan formed in 1982, taking their name from the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. After the release of a successful demo, This Is, in 1986, Aslan went on to gain a loyal fanbase, playing sell-out shows across the UK and Ireland. In 1998, they produced a double platinum-selling album, Shame about Lucy Moonhead, and have continued to build on their success ever since. In February 2013 Christy Dignam, the lead singer with ASLAN, was diagnosed with cancer and the band stopped performing live shows. With the exception of the Night For Christy which saw performances from many of Irelands best performers including U2, Brezzie, Danny O Rielly, Ryan Sheridan and Horslips, to name a few, ASLAN have not performed as a band for over a year. Christy, having recently received the news that his treatment is working,has decided that now is the time for him and ASLAN to get back to doing what they do best and do a live show. With this in mind the band will be releasing their new single I Need a Little Time and will perform on the Late Late Show on May 23rd. Christy and ASLAN would like to […]
Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and all the way to the National Concert Hall this Christmas for the musical of all musicals – the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Festival Productions – the team that brought you ‘Annie’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Oliver!’ – returns with this all-singing all-dancing production of the classic Judy Garland film, winner of 6 Academy Awards and much loved for generations. All the famous characters are here – the Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Good Witch Glinda, the Wicked Witch of the West, and of course Dorothy and her little dog, Toto! This lavish production features a star studded cast, spectacular costumes and sets, and the wonderful Festival chorus, dancers and orchestra.For 11 performances only, between Dec 27th and Jan 3rd. This Way to Christmas! Sun Dec 23 2018 07:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Thu Dec 27 2018 06:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Fri Dec 28 2018 02:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Fri Dec 28 2018 06:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Sat Dec 29 2018 02:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Sat Dec 29 2018 06:00 p.m. […]
Aiken Promotions and 2FM Live present The Story of Hip Hop Part 2 live at 3Arena, Dublin on Friday 28 December 2018.
Now in its seventh year, New Year’s Festival Dublin (NYF Dublin) brings you a new and exciting programme of events to ring in 2019. Dublin City will light up with imagination and wonder with 3 spectacular events on 31 December 2018. Gather in the heart of Dublin with family and friends, as the iconic Custom House becomes the centre for NYF Dublin’s Countdown this year. Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee Date: 31st December Place: Custom House Quay and George’s Quay Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm FREE This is a FREE event but tickets will need to be booked in advance. Booking details will be announced on www.nyfdublin.com at the end of November. Families and friends of all ages can celebrate the New Year together at the highly anticipated Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee. Watch in delight and amazement as laser lights and aqua beams dance through the sky as you count down to the New Year together. Matinee – Countdown to Midnight Moment Performance: This is free ticketed event from 6.00pm – 7.00pm Countdown Concert Date: 31st December Place: Custom House Quay Time: 8.00pm Over 18 Event Prepare yourself for a New Year’s Eve night to remember as platinum selling artist […]
RTE NSO New Year Celebration Tue Jan 1 2019 03:30 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Wed Jan 2 2019 02:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Wed Jan 2 2019 06:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Thu Jan 3 2019 02:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Thu Jan 3 2019 06:00 p.m. Main Stage Aris Celebration Choir with Very Special Guests Fri Jan 4 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage Chamber Music Gathering 2019 Sat Jan 5 2019 11:00 a.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room Chamber Music Gathering 2019 Sat Jan 5 2019 01:00 p.m. The Studio Chamber Music Gathering 2019 Sat Jan 5 2019 04:30 p.m. University Church NYOI New Year Gala Sat Jan 5 2019 06:30 p.m. Main Stage Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt Sun Jan 6 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage Space Oddity & Other Songs from the Bowie Universe Mon Jan 7 2019 07:30 p.m. Main Stage Mamma Mia – An Abba Celebration Tue Jan 8 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage The Irish Tenors – Coming Home Wed Jan 9 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage The Irish Tenors – Coming Home Thu Jan 10 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage […]
What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course. So if it was with Alice when she followed the white rabbit into the rabbit hole, followed by her mother Dame Stuffy. On their journey they meet the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the Chesire Cat, Dee and Dum and have a mad hatters tea party. Join us for the annual Christmas of music, song and laughter.
As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. The political and the personal are all up for grabs as the only goal of the evening is laughter. Let our struggles be mocked and our cares abandoned. Allow yourself be guided by a language loving and theatrical performer with a half thought out plan, no professional qualifications and a mouth with a mind of its own. Can you trust him? To be silly, yes. To behave, no. Like a bus conductor standing in front of an orchestra with a spoon in one hand and air horn in the other what could possibly go wrong?
An illustrated, poetic, theatrical presentation, written and performed by Daniel Reardon. The show is based on ‘Fond Pageant’, the author’s book of poems published in 2018 and examines the healing and redemptive powers of art The concept for the show was sparked by an unprovoked and inexplicable epileptic seizure suffered by Reardon while attending the opening night of “Ulysses” at the Abbey Theatre in October 2017. The historical and autobiographical links in the show contextualise the paintings and the poems, marking the various milestones in Reardon’s life; from early education in New York, arrival in Dublin, embarking on a career in the arts, marriage, children and career to date as a 72 year old man.
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.
Held on the first Sunday of the month, Pure Vintage Fair is Ireland’s only dedicated monthly Vintage & Craft fair and is located in Newmarket Square, Mill Street. The Fair offers an extensive range of vintage and retro furniture, lighting, collectables, vinyl, accessories and clothing in addition to a unique selection of hand crafts. There is something for everyone.
Sat 17:15 RDS Arena – Dublin Guinness Pro 14 – Leinster Rugby V Ulster Rugby
January 2019 is a unique edition of the First Fortnight festival. First Fortnight is hosting the European Mental Health Art & Culture Festival. This festival aims to showcase the vibrancy of modern Ireland with an emphasis on the European community resident in Ireland that lives and works together every day. As it continues to expand, there have been over 140 submissions coming from 22 different countries and this year promises to be better than ever. We are working for an exponential change in how we as people understand and respond to the human challenge of a mental health problem. We do this every day. In a study of perceived stigma in 815 adults with significant mental health disability across 6 European countries, 46.7% reported embarrassment, and 18% reported discrimination experiences, resulting in 14.8% with perceived stigma (Alonso et al., 2009). Since 2011, First Fortnight has conducted an annual survey to assess the attitudes of festival attendees regarding mental health matters. Out of the 1,517 people who responded in 2018, almost half (47%) of those surveyed would not want people to know if they were experiencing mental health problems, 28% found it hard to speak with someone with mental health illness […]
Monday 7th Jan – 7.30pm Space Oddity & Other Songs From The Bowie Universe National Concert Hall Wednesday 9th Jan – 7.30pm – Buy Tickets A Bowie Celebration The Olympia Theatre Friday 11th Jan – 8pm – Buy Tickets Heroes From Mars / The London Boys The Grand Social Saturday 12th Jan – 7pm – Buy Tickets Rebel Rebel The Academy 9th-13th Jan – 11am-5pm (11-8pm Thurs) – Adm: Free Bowie By Duffy Ebow Gallery Thursday 10th Jan – 8pm- Buy Tickets Miriam Aïda The Sugar Club Thursday 10th Jan – 8.30pm Moon The Lighthouse Cinema Friday 11th Jan – 10.45pm The Man Who Fell To Earth The Lighthouse Cinema Saturday 12th Jan – Midday Labyrinth The Lighthouse Cinema Saturday 12th Jan – 11pm – Buy Tickets Space Masquerade Ball W/ The Salty Dog Allstars The Grand Social Sunday 13th Jan – 3pm 2001 – A Space Odyssey The Lighthouse Cinema Sunday 13th Jan – 7pm – Adm: Free Memory Of A Free Festival The Grand Social
World renowned Bowie keyboardist Mike Garson is excited to announce that there will be more tour dates with fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades for a show called ‘A BOWIE CELEBRATION’ with Bowie band alumni including Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas in addition to Garson.
Following the sell-out successes of ‘The Hall’, ‘Selfie’ and ‘How’s Tings?’ and fresh from starring roles in the hit play ‘A Skull In Connemara’ and the film ‘The Belly of The Whale’, Ireland’s best loved comedian takes to the road with his latest quirky look at Irish life. Featuring all brand new material and sketches, this new show is a rogue’s gallery of odd ball characters, bizarre situations and even a song or two! Hey! delivers a peculiar take on modern life that only the unique imagination of Pat Shortt could conjure up. A show not to be missed. Hey! You have been warned!
Known for their innovative synth-laden take on ’80s pop rock, The 1975 are preparing to release their new album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships on 30 November 2018. To celebrate, the Mancunian quartet are heading out on a UK tour. The band will be joined by rising stars Pale Waves and newcomer No Rome on all dates. Formed in 2002, The 1975 consists of Matt Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald and George Daniel. The band’s name comes from a Beat-era book Healy was given at a yard sale. At the bottom of some wild scribblings, he noticed the date “1st June, The 1975”, and it stuck with him. Following the release of their first EP, Facedown, in 2012, the quartet built up a huge following before releasing their self-titled debut album the following year. The band’s second album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, came out in 2016 and yielded a trio of hits with Love Me, The Sound and Somebody Else.
Kevin Keegan’s illustrious career in professional football has marked him out as one of the most charismatic, talented and decorated men in the history of the sport. As a player, he is best known for a legendary 1970s spell at Liverpool under Bill Shankly then Bob Paisley. In six seasons Keegan played a pivotal role in Liverpool winning three First Division titles, two Uefa Cups, a European Cup and an FA Cup. He was a vibrant and potent cutting edge in one of the most iconic teams in English football. At the very top of his game, Keegan left Merseyside to challenge himself on the Continent in Hamburg. He left an indelible mark on the club and their fans while he won the highly coveted Ballon D’Or, twice, while in Germany. Keegan finished his playing career with spells at Southampton then Newcastle, immediately establishing himself on Tyneside as a club icon. His ten-year England career, in which he captained his country 31 times, included 63 caps and 21 goals, but only one, brief World Cup finals appearance. Keegan returned to Newcastle, and further bolstered his legendary status in the north-east, in a five-year spell as manager at St James’ Park […]
After last year’s sell out inaugural show ‘Personal Space’, an anthology of the dark, weird and deeply funny. Co-Writer/performers Stephen Colfer, Hannah Mamalis and Peter McGann return with three completely new short comedy scripts Personal Space Vol II tells three more stories of the worst people in the worst situations. And then there’s a twist. Contains strong language and secual reference Running time : 80 mins“The entire endeavour is f***ing hilarious.” – Headstuff“You cannot help being blown away by the raw, instinctive talents of Mamalis, McGann, and Colfer. If their writing is often strong, performatively they are supremely funny, both collectively and individually.” – The Arts Review
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy on a tour of the UK and Ireland immediately following a sold-out run in London. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.