Irish Famine Exhibition The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland’s turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word ‘Famine’ in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the ‘Famine’ years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. Some historians prefer to use the name ‘Great Hunger’ to describe this period of mass death from starvation and disease. This exhibition tells the story of what happened during those horrific years. We use rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, contemporary sketches as well as maps and statistical information. A 15 minute film with seating is included in the exhibition and the average time spent by visitors is 1 hour. A DVD of the exhibition can also be purchased at the venue. This exhibition is dedicated to all victims of the Irish Potato Famine or The Great Hunger. Please go to Irish Famine Museum for more information
The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms and offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector.Followed by fans and first timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 30,000 spectators for 16 days and nights each September, transforming Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe. The scale and environment of the festival broadens arts participation, introducing artists and audiences and playing a pivotal role in the fabric of Dublin and Irish cultural life. Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.
Olympia Sep 16th to 20th The Miami Showband Story, a new production written by Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets) and Martin Lynch (Dancing Shoes The George Best Story), will host its Dublin premiere at the Gaiety Theatre this September 2019.
Grittier and more glamorous than ever before, this brand-new production is direct from a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Leicester Curve. After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is bought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic. Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and starring very special guest artist – Peter Andre as Teen Angel* – reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving. So round-up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and re-discover why Grease really is the one that you want this term! *Please note: Peter Andre will appear in performances from 24 – 28 September only.
Educating Rita is a well-loved comedy by Willy Russell which was made famous by the popular 1983 film starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Rita is a brash, working-class hairdresser on a personal quest to educate herself for a better life. When she enrols in an Open University course she is paired with Frank, a burned-out, disillusioned professor who has become somewhat reliant on a bottle of scotch to get him through the day. Through a series of both hilarious and moving conversations, an unlikely friendship grows, with each one helping the other to rediscover their zest for life. Having charmed Dublin audiences as Eliza Dolittle and Henry Higgins in ‘My Fair Lady’ at the Gaiety Theatre over a decade ago, actors Róisín Sullivan and Garry Mountaine reunite to present this alternative Pygmalion-inspired play; once again teaming up to interpret the characters of the knowledgeable professor and his unlikely protégé.
‘If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are the next best thing!’ Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell-out performances across the UK. ‘There can only be one Kate Bush’ says vocalist Mandy Watson, who never attempts to mimic Kate on stage. ‘When you sing her music the characters in the songs take over – they are what you become, not Kate. We’re just fans, amazed at this opportunity to perform this music we love so much’. Many of Kate’s original collaborators from stage and studio have been inspired to join the band on stage, including bass player Del Palmer, drummer Preston Heyman and dancer Stewart Avon Arnold, all of whom performed with Kate on her legendary Tour of Life live shows 40 years ago. ‘I could have been listening to Kate herself!’ – Preston Heyman Running Up That Hill, Wuthering Heights, Hounds of Love, Babooshka, This Woman’s Work, Wow… Cloudbusting can’t wait to whip up a storm of love for […]
A play without performers, Beckett’s Room tells the story of the apartment in Paris where Samuel Beckett lived with his partner Suzanne during the Second World War. A story of Art and Resistance, the audience listen through headphones and gaze upon a spectacle of absence – the absence of bodies on stage focuses us more intently on their stories, on the world changing around us, and changed by us. From the makers of LIPPY, Chekhov’s First Play and Hamnet, this is the biography of a room, and an invitation to bear witness to a world as it disappears.
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.
(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
Ready to Culture Night? Drop in Instituto Cervantes in Dublin to have a close look at the arts in Spanish through a multidisciplinary programme prepared for this special night. Be ready to immerse yourself in the Hispanic flavour! Embark on a journey across the musical traditions as diverse as the Eastern-Mediterranean Sephardic cancionero, the songs of Central Europe, the Iberian Peninsula and Ireland with the live music by Katerina García & Band. Free in! Treat yourself with a special selection of tasty delights at the Hispanic Food Fair or Sail away with Sorolla! making your own model boat to take to the beach, and then the sunhat you will need at the National Gallery! Here is the programme they have prepared: Sail away with Sorolla! 18:00 – 20:00 h – Exhibition Room (ground floor) Concerts by Katerina García & Band 18:30 – 18:50 h / 19:30 – 19:50 h / 20:30 – 20:50 h – Auditorium (ground floor) Hispanic Food Fair 17:30 – 21:30 h – Exhibition Room (ground floor) Find out more in https://cultura.cervantes.es/dublin/en/Culture-Night/125379
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 20th September 2019. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge. Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations. Culture Night Encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality Reminds us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have locally and nationally Raises the profile of cultural organisations, activities and facilities Encourages people to try new things and to get into the habit of going more often to cultural venues and activities in their locality Makes […]
Help monitor the conditions in Dublin’s freshwater sites! As a citizen scientist, you can help gather data on our waterways to contribute to our understanding of water health. DCU Water Institute will be collecting water samples from the Liffey and other freshwater sites in coordination with FreshWater Watch. If you live along rivers, streams, ponds or lakes around Dublin or wish to travel to one and assist in gathering data on one of our most precious resources, we’d love your help. The water testing is very easy and sampling could be something to do with friends and family! Free water testing kits will be provided to everyone who signs up and then participants can go and carry out simple and quick tests on any river, stream, lake or pond in their area and upload their results using an app. We will then use this data to gain an insight into water quality around Dublin and create an event report for all the participants. This event is being run by DCU Water Institute and EarthWatch alongside events in London, Paris and Luxembourg and offers a real chance for you to make a difference and ensure the continual monitoring and safety of […]