The bricks and mortar of Dublin’s streets provide the stage to what is a truly great city, a city built on hundreds of years of history and culture. But to find the heart of Dublin you must look to the people who call it their home. Both new and old Dubliners alike bring the city to life. The warmth, the welcome and the wit applied to daily life have made Dubliners known the world over and truly make it one of the best places to live in.
Dublin takes pride in its rich history and culture. With its ancient past, Dublin is built upon a collage of the generations which have come before us. From Vikings to Georgians you will find their ideas imprinted upon the city’s DNA. However, today Dublin’s heart beats with a vigour brought by the many cultures that reside within it. We are a truly global city, and while walking around our streets you will hear the many languages of a new Dublin. These new influences and adopted voices now play a role in defining the multi-faceted culture which resides in Dublin today.
Through this mixture of new and old you will find a Dublin which has grown into the cosmopolitan and vibrant city it is today; a city proud of its rich past but continuously striving towards the future.
“When I die Dublin will be written in my heart”, a line which captures Dublin’s affinity with creativity and written by one of the city’s much celebrated cultural greats, James Joyce. Dublin cannot be fully explained without the use of an artist’s brush or a writer’s pen. Some of the world’s greatest writers, musicians, playwrights, and artists have called this unique city their home and it’s streets and their many characters have been their muses, immortalised in some of the most famous pieces of literature known to the world.
Packed full of imagination, walking around Dublin you will find that our city has become a canvas for its citizens. Creativity is etched upo
Dublin is a city steeped in cultural significance and hosts some of Ireland’s finest national treasures including the Book of Kells and the fine cathedrals of Christ Church and St Patrick’s. Dublin’s medieval streetscape is faithfully preserved around Temple Bar, where it provides the backdrop to a vibrant cultural quarter. Stretches of the City’s walls can still be found in Wood Quay and at St Audoen’s Arch.
Dalkey Creates is a Writing Festival dedicated to encouraging and nurturing new writing.
Its purpose is to nurture, create and celebrate New Writing. It takes place in the pretty seaside town of Dalkey in South Dublin which has been home to internationally renowned writers for generations. At Dalkey Creates, we would like to invite you to become part of Dalkey’s strong and vibrant literary tradition.
At the heart of the festival are writers’ workshops. They run over 1, 2 and 3 days covering a range of genres. They are designed to inspire, motivate and support writers through the wr
Lost Fridays – reinventing the art gallery experience at the RHA
Hennessy has such a compelling tradition of supporting the arts in Ireland that recognising they would be a perfect partner for the RHA didn’t take a lot of deliberation. However, pitching the correct type of collaboration did. The hope from our end was to attract a new, young, culturally aware and visual arts interested crowd and engage them with the best in contemporary Irish art through our exhibitions programme. The idea to invite younger, up-and-coming artists from all disciplines to perform and work along-side our exhibitions – especially artists and disciplines that you might not expect to see in a space like the RHA - was also imperative to the concept. But we also knew anything we did would need to be completely different from the usual Friday night fare. And so, Hennessy Lost Friday was born.