Stay entertained at home with top Dublin artistry. From films and gigs to publications and podcasts, our creatives have you covered.

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.
  • National Museum of Ireland: NMI is inviting children and parents to bring the museum into their home this spring. Children can learn about the animals that lived in Ireland 30,000 years ago that are now extinct (hyena, wolf), discover how the Ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphs, a series of pictures and symbols to write and about how the Egyptian gods were sometimes depicted with animal head and human body and they can hear nature-based stories connected to NMI’s Fairy Trail.
  • 20 Shots of Opera: Irish National Opera’s 20 Shots of Opera series features 20 new compact operas from composers in Ireland. These operas showcase the breadth and depth of Irish operatic talent.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Podcasts

Second Captains

Normally they’d be chatting about live sport, but in the absence of any, Eoin, Ken, Murph and the gang are still producing compelling content.

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Dubland

An Irish comedy podcast with broadcaster Suzanne Kane and comedian PJ Gallagher chatting, ranting, raving & laughing at all life has to offer.

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The Dublin Story Slam

A collection of short personal and true stories recorded at our monthly open mic competitive storytelling night in Dublin.

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Publications

  • Dublin Inquirer: Independent and original local journalism for Ireland’s capital.
  • Totally Dublin: the city’s biggest freesheet, dedicated to covering Dublin high and low, North and South, upside down and inside out.
  • District: Arts. Music. Culture.
  • The Locals: An independent guide to Dublin’s doers and creators.

Great Dublin movies

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