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Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries. The festival gives an opportunity to everyone to enjoy Irish, whether you are a fluent speaker, learner or have a cúpla focal, with a calendar of entertaining and fun events for every type of interest and every age group. Voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools, libraries, and music, sports, arts and culture organisations organise events for Seachtain na Gaeilge in their local area. Irish is for everyone, Seachtain na Gaeilge is for everyone – Bain Triail Aisti – Surprise Yourself!

The principal aim of St. Patrick’s Festival, since its inauguration, is to develop a major annual international festival around the national holiday over which the ‘owners’ of the festival, the Irish people, would stand proud. It sets out to reflect the talents and achievements of Irish people on many national and world stages, and it acts as an exciting showcase for the manifold skills of the people of Ireland, of every age and social background. As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. We set out to seize that opportunity, and completely transform the national and international perception of St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. This country is bursting with the kind of creative energy, ideas and enthusiasm required to do the job. Our job has been to harness them, and make our national holiday an unforgettable experience for all. Why was St. Patrick’s Festival started? To offer a national festival that ranks amongst all of the greatest celebration in the world. To create energy and excitement throughout Ireland via innovation, creativity, grassroots involvement, and marketing activity. To provide the […]

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

(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

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.

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

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    

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.  

The 14th annual Harbour2Harbour Walk for Aware takes place on Sunday 17th March 2019 and we want you to grab your walking shoes and come along for a guaranteed fun day out! It’s an alternative way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It starts at 10.30am and you’re welcome to arrive from 9.30am to pick up your t-shirt. Once you have your t-shirt you can start walking. Walk alone, in a group, with your family, you can even bring the dog! You can choose to walk from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Howth Harbour or vice versa, and the 16 mile/26km route is suitable for most fitness levels. The walk takes participants along the spectacularly scenic Dublin Bay and more than 2,000 people are expected to take part.

Ireland has a deep rooted connection with this year’s theme, Storytelling. Street theatre and pageant companies, gear up to dazzle with their artistic interpretations of the 2019 theme. Their worldly performances and magnificent creations are set to intertwine seamlessly with Dublin’s streets as the capital poses as a backdrop for the extravaganza. Irish and International bands will deliver rhythmically captivating musical scores that are sure to echo through the streets of the capital. The Festival Parade is a monumental occasion for Ireland and boasts an unforgettable atmosphere that cannot be missed. The Festival and its procession are on track to charm a record breaking number of attendees this year. Starts 12:00am    

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 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.

One of our guests at the 2018 festival, Ali Smith described ‘the act of storytelling as an act of profound generosity’. It always has been; story is an ancient form that will tell us everything we need to know about the contemporary world. The theme of the 2019 Festival will be ‘Speaking with Strangers’ and in the sharing of stories the individual selves we all are, meet and transform in the telling, into something open and communal. In 2019 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is thrilled to welcome some truly gifted storytellers who will share with us their worlds of poetry, fiction and non- fiction. Mountains to Sea venues in Dún Laoghaire are dlr LexIcon and the Pavilion Theatre. Dún Laoghaire has excellent public transport connections and can be easily accessed by Bus, Rail, Air and Sea. Dún Laoghaire is also easily accessed by a comprehensive local and national road network.

Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. The book selected for 2019 is : The Country Girls Trilogy When The Country Girls, Edna O’Brien’s first novel, appeared in 1960, it predated and anticipated the feminist revolution. It stood out and stood alone, upturning every category. There was little to compare with it. The Country Girls grew over time to what we now know as The Country Girls Trilogy, encompassing the title volume, a second novel Girl with Green Eyes, published in 1962, and Girls in Their Married Bliss, published in 1964. It is given to few to write their most important works early on. Quite simply, The Country Girls is a twentieth-century literary masterpiece which anticipates and puts into effect a feminist revolution all of its own. It tells the story of two young girls from Country Clare, Cait Brady and Baba Brennan, and tracks them from childhood through the vicissitudes of adolescence, marriage, emigration to Dublin and then to London and the terrible reckonings of adult life. Cait, the […]

The Five Lamps Arts Festival returns on April 1st. Since 2007 as one of the main festivals in Northside Dublin. Celebrating the Five Lamps landmark and surrounding community, this festival will be showcasing a range of art forms including literature, dance, music, visual art and theatre.

Brought to you by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions, the programme covers an array of musical styles and genres. Setting out to explore and celebrate the diverse constellation of music cultures that exist in Dublin City, MusicTown aims to unify the city, making its music relatable and accessible, instilling a sense of pride in Dublin’s musical heritage, whilst welcoming newcomers and visiting artists. Creative Director Amy Nix said “We’re very happy with how MusicTown has evolved into more than just a programme of concerts over the last few years. We’ve been talking about diversity and collaboration for a number of years as the essence of how live performance works and the wonderful pool of organisations we are working with have responded to this direction brilliantly. This programme takes in everything from events with theatre directors choosing inspirational music, one of the most acclaimed podcasters in Europe, Blindboy, getting under the skin of an artist’s mindset, a skateboarding film with a live score, new arrangements and interpretations of two classic Radiohead albums, free opera being brought across Dublin neighbourhoods, the thought process of making music videos, an original piece of vinyl released by our finest new artists, a spoken-word sensation, […]

The Night Run is back for 2019! We will be running through the streets of Dublin City Centre once again on Sunday 28th April at 9pm. Runners of all abilities and ages are welcome to take part in Night Run Dublin 10K 2019, and every participant will receive a reflective premium technical race top to wear on the night, as well as a goodie bag and finisher’s medal. Sanctioned by Athletics Ireland, the race is chip-timed, allowing returning runners to benchmark their performance on previous years, and new participants to record their progress. With great scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience, it’s no wonder thousands have crossed our start line! This is one not to be missed!