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Online Museums, Activities & Events:
Abbey Theatre: Ireland’s National Theatre has a variety of online resources to keep you entertained at home. With online Screenings and Talks & Podcasts, you’re sure to find something to sink your virtual teeth into.
Chester Beatty: Take a virtual tour in 3D, visit the Digital Collections or explore the Learning Resources for parents and teachers, you may even catch an Online Talk. There is always something fun to do at the Chester Beatty even when you are stuck at home.
Culture Club Online: Dublin City Council Culture Company invite you to see and experience cultural events, talks and performances virtually, from the comfort of home. Events span art, literature, theatre, history, and even engage with some Dublin museums and galleries, albeit in a new way.
Dublinia: Explore Viking and Medieval Dublin with three categories of online resources – Primary School, Secondary School and Everyone.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum: 5 ways for you to stay curious, connected, to keep learning and experience over 2000 years of Irish history – Take a VR tour, Add your family name to EPIC’s Power of a Name exhibition, Download their History-at-Home pack, Visit their YouTube channel or Read about Ireland’s most extraordinary emigrants – all whilst staying safe at home.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum: Virtual Museum Experience – Explore The City of the Dead exhibition and The O’Connell Tower in 3D.
Hugh Lane Gallery: Featuring a programme of digital art ideas and resources for all ages along with YouTube talks and other gems from the archive – #MuseumFromHome.
IMMA Online: Explore IMMA from home with lots of online material and activities for you to do – explore the IMMA Collection Online with over 3,500 artworks; join their weekly art activity Explorer at Home; listen to extensive talks; watch exhibition videos; read the online magazine; join the #IMMAInsideOut Collective Online project and lots more!
Kilmainham Gaol Museum: Explore Kilmainham Gaol on Lockdown. Discover political graffiti, the basements, prison yards and a hidden corridor in this series of Lockdown videos.
Let’s Play Ireland – Let Children Play: Dublin City Council Parks & Landscape Services – Play Development have been working with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and other local authorities and organisations to develop the new initiative Let’s Play Ireland. The aim of the initiative is to highlight the importance of play for children, particularly in the challenging time and to provide information and resources for families to support their children’s play.
National Concert Hall: At Home with NCH – Your go to place for articles, videos, features and more for all the family during these unprecedented times.
National Gallery of Ireland: Stay connected with lots of different ways to engage with the National Gallery’s collection – Discover Virtual Tours, Videos, Podcasts, Activities for Children, Blogposts, and much more.
National Library of Ireland: The NLI invite you to join them for a series of online events. You can also follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for lots of content from the collections, and ways to stay in touch.
National Museum of Ireland: Reflections on Resilience – The museum’s team reflect on our current shared resilience in the face of this challenge, and examine our national collection through this lens. They have selected a range of objects and specimens – some well known, others less so – and many not on display but from their reserve collections. These objects tell their own stories of resilience, endurance and hope, and we hope they provide a moment for reflection in these challenging times.
NovelTeens – MoLI:NovelTeens is the latest in MoLI’s free-to-access creative online learning programmes. Following on from the huge success of the Bright Sparks Creative Bursts series with children’s author Sarah Webb, MoLI has now turned their attention on teenager writers with a fun online series of creative writing mini-masterclasses.
RadioMoLI – Lockdown Literature: The Museum of Literature Ireland has launched a new on-demand section to its popular digital radio station, RadioMoLI, enabling visitors to the museum website to stream dozens of podcasts, lectures, interviews and readings from the Museum’s digital archive from the comfort of their home.
While we wait for the day when we can bring you live performance again, we are excited to announce the DDF Digital Capsule from 29 May–7 June, a dedicated space to share dance with the artists, audiences, friends and supporters who would have gathered in venues across the city this May.
We invite dance lovers, practitioners, and curious newbies to enjoy ‘10 days of movement in a world of restriction’, with a new event launched each day to watch, experience, or reflect on.
During this time, we will also offer ‘3 moments of connection’ for our dance community to come together and
The Ark @ Home: Love Song Installation - The Ark Dublin are creating an online version of their Love Song Installation and are asking children aged 6+ to record their own "Love Songs" at home to be a part of it!
The Love Song Installation is a project by Belgian composer Serge Verstock, but the main participants are 200 heart-shaped recording devices, on which Irish children recorded their own Love Songs in the form of a song, their favourite sound or in some other playful way. It's an auditory encyclopaedia of love! The installation was due to be displayed as part of the BIG BANG Dublin! 2
permanent tsb Ideal Home Show: Online Edition - With the RDS Spring Edition provisionally postponed until the 19th-21st of June, and the Autumn Edition scheduled for the 23rd-26th of October 2020, why wait?
While the show is currently postponed, Homeowners are invited to use the Product Finder and to browse the extensive Exhibitor List where you can advance and plan for your home improvement projects right now. Many exhibitors are available to undertake consultations, to quote for projects and/or to deliver products directly to your home! You'll find it all at the permanent tsb Ideal Home S
EPIC Museum – Stay at Home Library for Older People
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has developed a Stay At Home Library curated especially for older Irish people abroad who are cocooning at home.
For anyone missing Ireland, the Stay At Home Library brings entertaining, evocative and interesting Irish conversations, dramas, music, podcasts, poetry, scenery and sport to their screens. There's no need to spend ages searching online for something to watch - it's on one link. Everything featured is available to view internationally, and free to watch or listen to.
There are currently over 40 works featured in the Library, handpicked to appea
Abbey Theatre: Dear Ireland - A national conversation led by Ireland's artists. 50 writers, 50 actors, presented on digital channels.
Dear Ireland was screened in four parts from Tuesday 28th April – Friday 1st May on Abbey Theatre's YouTube channel.
Part One: 11 monologues
Part Two: 12 monologues
Part Three: 13 monologues
Part Four: 14 monologues
Parts One – Four: All 50 monologues are available to view online for six months.
What do we want to be to one another?
What do we want our society to look like?
What are we not paying enough attention to?
Where do we want to go ne
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Dublin event is a virtual event which brings the Women in the limelight for their role in Data Science by featuring outstanding women and their work in the field of Data Science.
It is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in data related careers. The event also helps in connecting women in technology from various walks of life.
This event coincides with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide.
What is it giving:
• A lot of opportunities f
We promote Dublin to the world, via our website (Dublin.ie) and social media. Over the past couple of months we’ve been collecting photos of essential workers, as the county responds to the COVID-19 crisis. We collected them via social media and email, the call open to all who would send a photo. We present their photos here, along with their professions, in thanks for the work they’ve done, and continue to do.
Communities across the county are coming together to do whatever they can to help in the current crisis. We’ve collected a few of the initiatives here but if we’ve missed yours, please drop us a line at together [at] dublin.ie!
Feed the Heroes: A nationwide initiative to provide essential and nutritious meals to frontline heroes. Has served over 100k meals and raised over a million euro.
On Call for Ireland: Over 60k people have responded to the HSE’s COVID-19 recruitment drive.
Take an online trip through some of the Dublin’s best attractions
National Gallery of Ireland
Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s stunning collection.
Visit the Grand Gallery, Rooms 45-48 and the Shaw Room