The Wood Quay Summer Sessions, run by Dublin City Council, are a series of free lunchtime gigs that take place every Thursday in July from 1-2pm in association with First Music Contact (FMC), Improvised Music Company (IMC), Music Network and Contemporary Music Centre (CMC).
“When Dublin City Council came to us and asked ‘Do you want to programme some music for Thursdays during the summer?’ we said, ‘Why don’t we show all of Dublin’s music?'” said Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact. “Events like the Wood Quay Summer Sessions can help to bring artist
New technological university for greater Dublin area to be announced
The State’s first technological university is set to be announced later this week based on the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and a number of Cabinet Ministers are due to make the announcement at an event at DIT’s new campus at Grangegorman. The new university will be developed on three physical campuses – at Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght – and will have a student population of about 28,500. The three colleges have had their joint application to become a new technological university passed by an international panel to ensure it meets standards such as in relation to the qualifications of staff and the quality of research output.
At 7:45pm on Wednesday, 18th of July, St James’s Hospital Foundation will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Liberties Fun Run in aid of St James’s Hospital.
This unique 4 mile timed road race takes participants through the heart of old Dublin and attracts in excess of 1000 participants every year.
Starting & finishing in the beautiful grounds of the Irish Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the route takes in some of the most famous sites throughout the Liberties including St James’s Gate, Francis Street, The Coombe and Fatima.
Registration costs €30 or Free if you fundraise and
A closer look at Dublin’s neighbourhoods
Nestled in the wild and bushy hillsides, overlooking the sea in north county Dublin, you’ll find Howth. A world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s one of those precious resorts that make Dublin so unique: a seaside sanctuary for many Dubliners and tourists on the weekends. There are many treasures to be enjoyed here, history, hiking and seafood amongst them.
The name Howth is thought to be of Norse origin. ‘Hoved’, meaning head, became Howth over the years. Originally an island, it’s now joined to the mainland in the form of a tombolo, as evidenced by the long sandy beaches.
Healthcare IT giant Cerner to create 50 R&D jobs in Dublin
Cerner, a global supplier of healthcare technology services, is to create 50 new roles in Dublin focused on R&D and the management of data for its clients in Europe. Cerner’s intelligent platforms and services connect people, information and care at 27,000 medical facilities to manage the health of 110m people around the world. “I am delighted to see Cerner expand its Dublin operation with the creation of 50 high quality R&D jobs,” Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD said. “This is an exciting announcement, which enhances Ireland’s capability in the healthcare IT sector. I wish the company every success in the exciting times ahead.”
Cricket is enjoying a surge in popularity across the county, so Dublin.ie visited a few of the burgeoning clubs to find out more.
Kamil Mahajan moved from the Punjab region of India to Dublin in 2001. He had been a keen cricket player in his home country, but for his first few years in Ireland he was busy with work and didn’t have much time to spend on the sport that he loved. Then, in 2009, he moved to Adamstown, near Lucan in the west of the city.
Adamstown is “a new development”, Mahajan says. “A lot of Asian people” – from south Asian countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – “had moved there around 2007/2008”. A cricket club would
A FREE music, comedy & spoken word festival taking place in venues along the banks of the River Liffey.
Venues: The Wiley Fox - The Grand Social - Sin É - The Workman's Club - The Liquor Rooms - Winding Stair Bookshop - The Sound House
The Festival was set up in order to provide the city centre with an equivalent to the summer festivals taking place in less urban location during the summer.
The Dublin Quays Festival also intends to curate 'afternoons of spoken word, cultural talks, literary events, pop up performances and club nights.'
PM Summit is an annual event that takes place in Dublin, Ireland hosting a global community of project, program and portfolio managers regardless of whether they use traditional, lean and/or agile approach to their projects. Unlike other project management events, the PM Summit catering to all sectors of industry, from engineering to pharmaceutical, from government bodies to IT and beyond.
We are a gathering of eclectic project managers looking beyond our industries to experience and explore new ideas from other sectors. By bringing together as diverse a group of project management professi
For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued t
From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways.
With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland's annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of its kind in Europe.
The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand ne
This summer the Irish Georgian Society will host a world-class exhibition of eighteenth-century Irish paintings to mark the restoration of the City Assembly House and to commemorate the Society of Artists in Ireland who erected the building over 250 years ago.
Celebrating the building’s original incarnation as the first purpose-built public gallery in Britain and Ireland, the Exhibition will re-assemble works by Society of Artists members such as Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Fisher, James Forrester, Robert Carver, Robert Healy and Hugh Douglas Hamilton, including many pieces which were first
Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 21st, 2018 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, ho
The #GCInnovationDistrict consultation process will culminate in the development of a masterplan proposal for the Grand Canal Innovation District which will be developed over the coming months https://t.co/GAC5MKELOc
Finished my hols yesterday by seeing @Dublinoldschool and was well impressed. Great story, superbly acted 👏👍
Also tickled to have noticed a fun cameo from @griffski, and a @SteveSimpson poster on the wall!
Not a part of Dublin that gets photographed as much as the centre of town but down by the CHQ and surrounding it , there are some great bars, restaurants and coffee shops. As I was taking this one it got photobombed by a bird 🦅 😂😊 #dublin #igersdaily… https://t.co/mZ8VCmjt8b https://t.co/yFPn5mftDb
Heading to a gig in Marlay Park this weekend? The best way to get there is by public transport. For public transport options visit- https://t.co/okEaFrZsmW or @GardaTraffic at https://t.co/VndwXQWcfZ.
You can also download our TFI apps, free of charge, to help you on your way. https://t.co/XsCQseoOUT
There’s a lot of things you can learn at your local library. And how to speak Pirate is one of them.
As a place to learn a foreign language, Dublin’s public libraries have a notable advantage over the city’s other estimable language-learning institutions – the facilities they offer are free!
Aside from the foreign language books you can borrow, your library card gives you access to two other invaluable resources. One is a language app called Mango. The other is the more traditional but by no means outmoded method of improving your French, or your Mandarin; con
All interesting Dublin landmarks tend to polarise. For every champion of The Spire, you’ll find someone who still thinks that it should never have been erected. And so too with the Poolbeg Generating Station. Even the more ardent of its champions would be hard pressed to describe it as it beautiful; its two distinctive red and white chimneys, built in 1969 and 1977 and standing at over 207 metres, poking the city’s skyline, cannot even be described as useful - they were decommissioned in 2010.
Looking for stars? Try BIMM
Spotted a famous musician in Dublin recently? There’s a fair chance they were coming out of DIT’s school of commercial music. Situated on Francis Street in Dublin 8, the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) holds regular masterclasses for its students with world-class musicians: Imelda May, Danny O’Donoghue of The Script, Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain and even Hozier have paid surprise visits. US singer-songwriter John Grant offered a songwriting masterclass. U2’s The Edge has attended a BIMM graduation ceremony.
All of the tutors at BIMM are working mus
Private schools in Dublin
What are your options and is it worth it?
Choosing a school for your child is a big decision and one that weighs heavily on many parents and guardians. If you go for a fee-paying institution, what are your options? If you’re a parent who wants your child privately educated in Dublin, is it really worth paying for? What should you consider before making the call? And what sort of money are you looking at paying?
Here’s Dublin.ie’s Q&A guide to fee-paying schools
How many fee-paying schools are there?
There are 33 fee-paying schools in Dublin, the majority of which are conc
It’s fair to say Mattress Mick is something else.
You are probably familiar with the viral videos and with the persona of the madcap mattress salesman. Are there any rules to what they do? “We want to break the rules” says Mick.
Yet within the madness there is something that resonates with us. And it’s this which makes Mattress Men, the new behind the scenes documentary, such a compelling prospect. In part, the film gives us the backstory. How did this madness come about? How could one man become so inextricably associated with mattresses and great deals? Mattress Men allows us to step back from the persona to see the creators at work.
The most varied and vibrant event series on Dublin’s design scene, Ladies, Wine & Design (LWD) mixes social with professional, cracking the capital-wide open and encouraging its female talent to burn bright.
Founded in New York in 2016 by Jessica Walsh, this creative networking group has since spread to over 120 cities across 50 countries. In Dublin, the monthly get-togethers were started by graphic designer, Meagan Hyland and Aileen Carville, tech CEO and fashion and communications pro. The pair met after LWD New York put out a call for someone to start chapters in other cities, and both pitch