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Diversity and unity at George’s Street Arcade

The business owners in George’s Street Arcade are a diverse bunch, coming from the likes of Nepal, Poland, France and Venezuela. Join us as we meet them and learn about what brought them to one of Dublin’s best markets. The much-loved George’s St Arcade is more than just a quick way to get to Drury St. It is a living breathing illustration of integration from all over the world, under one uniquely Dublin roof. As we approached the green gates, we noticed an impeccably dressed lady with blossom in her hair; floating gracefully from stall to stall, greeting its inhab

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Alen MacWeeney’s My Dublin 1963 // My Dubliners 2020

Alen MacWeeney, an internationally renowned photographer, born in Dublin in 1939, has launched a new book of photographs entitled ‘My Dublin 1963 // My Dubliners 2020‘. MacWeeney took the 89 black & white pictures that make up the book in Dublin in 1963/5. They are spontaneous images of Dublin and Dubliners in all areas of the city, a street odyssey reflecting a cross-section of the people, their habits and behaviour, ten years before Ireland joined the European Union and the wider world. The text on facing pages consists of social com

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Dublin as a Learning City

Lifelong learning is crucial to the quality of an individual’s life. It boosts self-esteem, increases employability, helps individuals meet new people from a range of backgrounds and transcend social boundaries, all while enriching local communities. That’s why Dublin has joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) and formally became a Learning City in 2019. The initiative seeks to promote the various ways people can learn something new, both inside and outside the classroom, through traditional and non-traditional methods. It aims to ensure that educati

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Meet A Dubliner – Pat Liddy, Tour Guide

Pat Liddy is many things. An artist, historian, writer, illustrator, broadcaster, mapmaker, and environmental lobbyist who has helped make Dublin a global tourist attraction. The author and illustrator of over seven books on the city, as well as others on Irish cultural sites, he is the operator of Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin. I was born and reared in what we might call the inner city, which in this case was Phibsborough. So, in the first place, that qualifies me as a true Dubliner, because the definition is “Born between the canals,” isn’t it? If I wanted to come into t

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Making Dublin City Climate Resilient

When we look back at Dublin’s storied history, it’s clear that we are merely part of a long line of caretakers of the city. Here to ensure future generations get to enjoy all that Dublin has to offer, from the city’s rich natural habitats in the Dublin Bay Biosphere to the Phoenix Park and along the rivers and canals. However, we know that what we once thought was an infinite resource is under threat, and we can no longer sit idle. 2030 has been set as a vital deadline for reaching the goals set out by the Paris Agreement, aiming to turn the tide and take climate action. In 2019, Dublin City Council (DCC) published its

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Bealtaine Festival

Online and In-Person

Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the leading national development organisation working to enable the best possible quality of life for us all as we age. Age & Opportunity Arts provides opportunities for older people to be more creative more often, to create meaningful participation and representation for all older people in cultural and creative life and to demonstrate and celebrate how our creative potential can improve with age. Established in 1995, Bealtaine is one of Irelan

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Dublin Dance Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Dance Festival will burst back onto Dublin's stages and streets 17th – 29th May with a stunning programme of boundary-breaking, energetic, and thought-provoking works from Africa, Brazil, Europe and Japan, curated by new Artistic Director Jazmin Chiodi. Visionary artists invite us to imagine, to dream, to challenge, to protest, to embrace – reminding us of their vital role as speakers of truth and beacons of hope. With cutting-edge contemporary premieres, dazzling street dance, world-class flamenco, joyous work for younger audiences, and vibrant outdoor performances, the 2022 Editio

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Little Women

Mill Theatre

Little Women is a timeless and captivating story brought to life in this glorious musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book, with a beautiful score by Grammy Award winner Jason Holland, and book by Allan Knee and Mindi Dickstein. A much loved and timeless classic that will warm audience hearts as it follows the adventures of four young sisters- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March. Guided by their mother “Marmee”, while their father is away serving in the civil war, the girls struggle, but manage, to get through the difficult times. As the sisters grow up, Little Women, te

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Love Yourself Today

St. Anne's Park

Love Yourself Today Screening - with Damien Dempsey and Guests. Happenings first Open Air Screening of 2022 is this amazing film with this legend of a man! It will be the first full capacity screening since pre-pandemic and a first for a wonderful collaboration between Happenings, Motherland Films, Damien Dempsey, Coolmine Charity and with funding and partnership support from Dublin City Council. This special screening of "Love Yourself Today" will be a moving and meaningful event, designed to lift people up and give inspiration in these challenging times. "Love Yourself Today" is the

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National Drawing Day

National Print Museum

National Drawing Day in Association with the National Gallery of Ireland We have a great day planned for National Drawing Day, Saturday 21 May, 12-4pm. Come along to our free events (some require booking) and help us celebrate the day with our fabulous book and exhibition ‘Blot’s Most Marvellous Historical Guide to Printing Books’. Drawing Workshop with Illustrator, Jennifer Farley: • Time: 12 noon • Duration: 45mins – 1hr • Age group: 8-12 yr olds, • Capacity: 8 In this fun, free and interactive workshop, draw along with illustrator Jennifer Farley as she shows you

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Creating Dublin face masks

As the pandemic wore on into 2020, and the use of face masks became ubiquitous, the Dublin Place Brand team partnered with the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) to create a series of eye-catching designs. This project aimed not only to keep people safe, but also to celebrate what it means to be a Dubliner. We asked the students at NCAD to highlight Dublin’s creative, cosmopolitan and unique elements within their designs and instil them with a sense of place and belonging. Over 30 high-quality designs were presented, from which seven outstanding designs were chosen. We then worked with a small,

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Arbitration: A Key Industry in Dublin

Following a recent major agreement between the Government and the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration, there is a significant opportunity for Dublin to become a centre for dispute resolution. International arbitration in Dublin Dublin has a huge amount to offer as an international arbitration venue, including a highly respected legal system. Following the UK’s departure from the EU, Ireland is also the only fully common law, English speaking country in the EU. Cities like Paris, Zurich and Stockholm are all seen as seats for arbitration. However, newer places like Dublin are now coming to the fore and starting to attract high profile cases. What

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Profit with Purpose: Three Dublin Social Enterprises

The importance of sustainable and social enterprises Making your startup or existing business sustainable or ethical is a smart, future-proof option. Customers are now much more informed and aware of the environmental impact of their purchases. A more sustainable product or service will create a positive brand image that will impact the bottom line of many businesses.

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Startup Scene: WIA

Conall Laverty is the founder and CEO of WIA, a start-up company that works with property owners and developers to deploy Internet of Things hardware to reduce cost and improve their buildings’ performance. WIA provides a simple way for people and things to communicate with just a few lines of code. With over 10,000 clients across 100 countries, it has attracted €1 million in venture capital funding with backers including Suir Valley Ventures, Enterprise Ireland and NDRC. As a result, Conall has become a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem. Conall is one to watch. He h

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