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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

SaaStock | SaaS Conference Dublin

RDS

SaaStock Dublin 2019 - Helping SaaS companies gain traction, grow, and scale. Attend - Ready to grow your SaaS? Join 4000+ SaaS founders, execs & investors for a two jam-packed days of actionable insights. Partnerships - Showcase your brand in front of the world's brightest SaaS stars! Generate qualified, targeted leads with bespoke partnership packages. Startup Program - Fast track your visibility! Dedicated workshops, investor matchmaking and support from partners will amplify your exposure. Bootcamps - A one day accelerator for your SaaS! Hands-on workshops on various topi

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Threesome

Hang Tough Gallery

Threesome - Vanessa Power, Signs of Power: Solo Exhibition. Using traditional woodblock typefaces from the National Print Museum as inspiration, and even recreating three-dimensional versions to be used as precise references, each design in Threesome's large-scale pieces is beautifully crafted directly onto glass using traditional sign-writing gilding techniques. Experimentation is at the heart of Power's work and this is again evident in her application of materials including Italian 23ct gold leaf, mother of pearl shell and iridescent glitter to create her art before each piece is set aga

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Sculpture in Context

National Botanic Gardens

Sculpture in Context 2019 - A thought-provoking collection of work that bridges the gap between art and nature, organic forms, and man-made objects. The natural setting of the National Botanic Gardens will play host to an impressive collection of contemporary works by over 120 Irish and international artists. Over 140 sculptures, from the surreal and simple to the fantastical, will be found nestling in the shrubberies and standing in the shade of the trees throughout the extensive gardens, as well as throughout the ponds, Great Palm House, and Curvilinear Range, with smaller works exhibited in

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Dublin Festival of History

Various Locations

Dublin Festival of History 2019 - An annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for high-profile history talks and debate. This year's Festival will see over 150 walks, tours, exhibitions and talks take place across the city. Talks on the relationship between fashion and the city; a look at the history of housing prices in Dublin; anniversaries such as 50 years since the moon landing; the premiere of a documentary on the famo

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DublinTown Food & Drink Festival

Various Locations

DublinTown Food & Drink Festival is adding more to the table of contents to give food and drink lovers a bigger festival menu. The city centre's restaurants, bars, cafés, bistros and hotels have concocted a programme of events that highlight the city's amazing food and drink offerings. Dublin City itself has a wealth of talent behind the scenes and this festival aims to bring a bigger spotlight to their skills. 2018 marked the inaugural year of the newest festival to hit the streets of Dublin. The 2019 festival promises to be bigger and better and we can't wait for you all to experienc

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Ceramics Ireland Selected Members Exhibition

Rathfarnham Castle

Ceramics Ireland Selected Annual Members Exhibition 2019 will feature the work of makers from the four corners of the country. A diverse range of ceramic practice will be on show including functional, decorative, wall pieces and sculptural forms. Selected by an independent panel, the exhibition will feature the work of approximately 35/45 makers to be selected from 50/60 submissions. There will be something to interest everyone in this exhibition of over 120 pieces. 3 Awards connected to this years show: The Peter Brennan (1916-1995) - Pioneering Potter Award The Gallery Zozimus Awa

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Hamlet

dlr Mill Theatre

Hamlet - A murdered King. A treacherous uncle. A shallow mother. The young Prince who has lost all sense of certainty, whose very sanity is threatened by an obsessive search for truth in the detritus of a world that has changed utterly. Mill Productions are proud to reimagine Shakespeare's masterpiece, in an edited version of the original text and directed by Geoff O'Keeffe in a fast paced, searing and contemporary production. Kyle Hixon stars in the title role and leads a superb ensemble of actors through a potent mixture of treachery, murder and madness, and reminds us why Hamlet remains

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The Nightmare Realm

RDS

The Nightmare Realm - The Devil's Crossroad: The terrifying scare event staged in Dublin's RDS was voted the world's number one Halloween experience by Unilad Adventure - ahead of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations, the London Dungeons visitor attraction, NYC's Village Parade and the Amsterdam Party on Halloween night. The Nightmare Realm walk-through event, now scaring audiences for its third year in Dublin, takes visitors on a terrifying journey with three different scare houses - The Witches' Hovel, Molly's Murder House and Smiler's Abattoir - gruesome scenes, props and characters fr

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The Haircut!

The Ark

The Haircut! - The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new show by Wayne Jordan & Tom Lane for Ages 8+. Labhraidh Loingseach has a secret. He wears his hair long and he has it cut only once a year. Once a year on the same night in the same place and in the same style. But never by the same barber. The Haircut is a cautionary tale with a live musical soundtrack. It's a fairytale remixed and retold. It's a play about secrets and about creativity stifled. About fighting for what you believe in and standing up to power. About music and magic and hair. Set in a magical modern day I

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KBC Dublin Night Run – Halloween Edition

Sandymount

KBC Dublin Night Run - Halloween Edition: Sandymount or 'Spookymount' is an ideal location as it's walking distance from the centre of Dublin. And the course is laid out in long, straight, flat lines making it 'racer' friendly. There are two distances to suit all levels of fitness. A 5km single lap, or a 10km double lap. The course is a single loop starting and finishing beside Clanna Gael GAA club. Entries are limited so don't leave it too late to enter! This is an annual SELL OUT race. Tell your friends. There will be a NEW bespoke Halloween Finisher's Medal to meet you at the finish line

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Squeeze

Vicar Street

Squeeze - The Squeeze Songbook 2019. The South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers when they visit Vicar St, Dublin. With 2 critically acclaimed albums in the past three years, and a live show that has seen them headline numerous festivals in the UK (as well as sell their own sold out shows across the country), "something of a renaissance" seems like an understatement. Ever hardworking, the band bring their scintillating live performances back to adoring Irish fans once more for 2019. Treating th

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New Fish – A Musical

Smock Alley Theatre

New Fish - A Musical: When Dublin girl Anna graduates from drama school in London and finds herself waiting tables instead of waiting in the wings, she struggles to find her place in the world. A story about young adults and their transition into the real world, the challenges they face and how those challenges affect their mental health. A new, original Irish musical with book by Grace O'Malley, and with music & lyrics by Ross O'Connor. Booking information Running time: 120 mins. Age Suitability: 16+.

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John Mayer

3Arena

John Mayer, the GRAMMY Award®-winning artist brings his World Tour to Dublin's 3Arena. Singer/songwriter John Mayer has won seven GRAMMY® awards and has earned a record seven U.S. #1s on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and 25 entries on the Hot Rock Songs chart, the most for any solo artist. In 2018, he released the Gold-certified New Light, while working on his eighth solo album, the follow-up to 2017's critically acclaimed The Search for Everything. For the third consecutive year, Mayer toured with Dead & Company in 2018, who played to over 500,000 people on its third and largest

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Social Enterprise Summit

City Hall

Social Enterprise Summit will bring together leading stakeholders and social enterprise representatives to focus on and discuss the current status and future direction of social enterprise development in Dublin and Ireland. International, national, local stakeholders and social enterprise representatives will discuss key areas and provide insights on context, trends, challenges, opportunities and the social enterprise ecosystem. Key and future plans among various stakeholders will also be highlighted in order to promote opportunities for potential collaboration. As part of the summit, an ex

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Greek Film Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Greek Film Festival 2019 - Features, documentaries and short films along with special events in top cultural venues of Dublin. The aim of the Festival is to promote Greek culture through a variety of films and events and show links between Ireland and Greece. Films The Festival will showcase the latest films by both internationally established directors and emerging filmmakers, who are currently producing many of the most dynamic, innovative and provocative films in the world. Other Events Apart from showing movies we run events introducing Greek culture - see the Festival Progr

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Ladies in the Blues

The Civic

Ladies in the Blues - Celebrate the power of women in the evolution of blues music, from the gospel roots of the 1920's through vaudeville & jazz up to 1960's blues-rock. Having received standing ovations nationwide, this show takes you on a women's journey, honouring pioneers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Nina Simone, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin and many more – through song and iconic visuals. The show journeys from the first recording of the blues by Mamie Smith in 1920 through the decades up to the 60s with Janis Joplin. This all Irish cast includes four female s

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NT Live – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Light House Cinema

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Captured Live). A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Alle

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ConverCon

Light House Cinema

ConverCon 2019 - Bringing together the world's leading conversational interfaces platform players, technology enablers, next level CX design experts and the business community to share enthusiasm, learnings and experiences. Approximately 150 delegates will be brought together, key players and figures in the sector will impart their knowledge and discuss the critical themes that will either hold the industry back, or unleash a Cambrian wave of innovation. Topics such as: How to design customer-centric user experiences. How advances in artificial AI services deliver value creation.

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National Women’s Enterprise Day

Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown

National Women's Enterprise Day - Dublin Region NWED 2019. Fingal LEO will organise the biggest women's networking event in the country, with what they promise will be "a fast-moving, exciting and intensive morning that is simply unmissable for Dublin's women in business!" The theme of this year's Women's Enterprise Day is 'Making It Happen' and the programme includes a variety of guest speakers, female entrepreneurs, lively panel discussion, small-business case studies, an exhibition of enterprise support agencies as well as plenty of opportunities to network with other female entrepreneur

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50 Plus Expo

RDS

50 Plus Expo - Ireland's only dedicated national consumer event for older people. Launched in 1999 to coincide with the International Year Of Older Persons – the event is now run all over Ireland with 20,000 people and 400 exhibitors attending in 2018. The 50 Plus Expo is designed to be an informative, educational and upbeat event for the 1.2 million people who are over 50 in Ireland. It's ideal for people who are about to retire or already have and want to take up a new hobby or pastime, want to learn about their rights and entitlements, the financial implications of retirement and most

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Gearóid Farrelly

Axis

Gearóid Farrelly - Home Truths. Gearóid brings his brand of chatty stand-up comedy to Axis Ballymun, addressing everything from Trump to decluttering and explaining why you shouldn't toilet train a cat. Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world, supporting the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK. This year he toured Ireland with Neil Delamere, and can be heard on his podcast Fascinated, (where he tracks down his childhood heroes) available on iTunes. "To be an audience member in Farrelly's crowd is a joy. Each joke landed perfectly... impeccable comic tim

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The Dig

Draíocht

The Dig by Paul Curley - All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this just another of his tall tales? Performer and writer Paul Curley, designer Ger Clancy and director Robert Alan Evans, bring this brand new adventure to life. The Dig spins

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Jobs Expo Dublin

Croke Park

Jobs Expo is returning to Dublin and will feature hundreds of active job opportunities at home and abroad and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. What can you expect? * Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad. * Specialised areas dedicated to jobs in particular industries. * Educational experts offering advice on up-skilling, part-time and evening courses, and third-level courses. * Start your own business experts offering advice and support networks. * The Career Clinic offering one-to-one CV, job seeking and career adv

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Great Pink Run

Phoenix Park

Great Pink Run 2019 - 5K and 10K charity run. Last year over 8,000 men women and children, all donned in pink, crossed the starting line for Breast Cancer Ireland's Great Pink Run, with Avonmore Slimline Milk, which took place in Dublin's Phoenix Park and in Kilkenny Castle Park last September. TV3's Elaine Crowley, social influencer James Patrice and rugby star Robbie Henshaw, along with a host of others, enjoyed the carnival atmosphere where many of the joggers, walkers and runners ran along to the music. For a map of the route click here. The 10km course will involve 2 laps of the ro

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Impractical Jokers

3Arena

Impractical Jokers - The Cranjis McBasketball Comedy Tour starring The Tenderloins. The four lifelong friends and comedians whose hilariously outrageous hidden-camera dares and punishments have created truTV's and Comedy Central's longest-running and top-rated original comedies, embark on a huge Irish and UK tour starring The Tenderloins called The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour. James 'Murr' Murray, Brian 'Q' Quinn, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano also known as The Tenderloins have an authentic relatability and millions of passionate fans who have translated the television success int

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Yoga Brunch for Temple Street

House Dublin

Yoga Brunch for Temple Street - Join Yoga Parties for a Hatha Yoga class, followed by brunch, at House Dublin in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital. Ticket includes Yoga, brunch and a free gift, with profits donated to Temple Street.

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UpStarter

Mansion House

UpStarter - Ireland's only startup and technology jobs fair, bringing technology companies, startups and jobseekers together. Candidates will get the chance to meet some of Ireland's most innovative companies - all of whom are hiring. Employers on the night will be looking for developers, designers, marketers and students seeking internships. Join us for networking over drinks and why not try out Zero Latency VR at UpStarter. Companies hiring at the event include: Arnotts/Brown Thomas | Autodesk | Cainthus | Client Solutions | Coindrum | Datalex | Ericsson | ESB | Ernst & Young | Int

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Startup Week Dublin

Various Locations

Techstars' Startup Week Dublin 2019 powered by Dublin City Council is a celebration of entrepreneurs, innovation and community in Dublin. Now in its second year, Techstars' Startup Week™ Dublin powered by Dublin City Council brings entrepreneurs, local leaders and friends together over five days to build momentum and opportunity around our community's unique entrepreneurial identity. Join in a celebration led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love! With a community first ethos, over 60% of events are designed, delivered and run by community builders in Dublin C

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Eoin McNamee in Conversation with Kevin Power

TCD

Eoin McNamee in Conversation with Kevin Power - Celebrating the appointment of Eoin McNamee as Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, Trinity College Dublin. Eoin McNamee is one of Ireland's most highly regarded novelists. He is the author of Resurrection Man (1994), The Blue Tango (2001), The Ultras (2004), 12:23 (2007), Orchid Blue (2010), Blue is the Night (2014), and, most recently, The Vogue (2018). He has also published three thrillers under the name John Creed, and, for children, he wrote the Navigator trilogy. To celebrate this appointment, the TCD School of Englis

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UCD Science, Computer Science and BAFS Open Evening

UCD

UCD Science, Computer Science and BAFS Open Evening - This event will focus on an introduction to degree subjects available through Science DN200, Computer Science DN201 and Actuarial & Financial Studies DN230. 6th Year students, 5th Year students, Final year A-Level students, QQI-FET students, Mature applicants, Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Guidance Counsellors are all welcome. You'll be able to speak directly to staff and current students in the Exhibition Area to learn about what it is like to study these degree subjects. Representatives from all degree options will be available

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Electric Vehicle Summit

Croke Park

Electric Vehicle Summit 2019 - It looks like the electric vehicles (EVs) are finally on the road to replace the internal combustion engine. With the help of ambitious emission-reduction targets, growing support from government and rapid industry and technological developments we're close to significant expansion. The Government's much-anticipated Climate Action Plan has recently been published, setting out a roadmap for how Ireland will meet its greenhouse gas targets. Much of the focus is on EVs, with the aim to have almost 1 million electric vehicles on our roads by 2030. The number of ch

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Grey Matter

Smock Alley Theatre

Grey Matter - ballet project[d] presents two new and original works choreographed by Lauren Speirs at Smock Alley Theatre. "I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives" - Jane Austen, Persuasion. An abstract look at how our world shapes us. An exploration of the grey area between negative and positive persuasion. Rational Creatures and Ensnared (Choreography collaboration with Fiona Kania) feature six professional female ballet dancers and music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Zoe Keating, a

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Bram Stoker Festival

Various Locations

Bram Stoker Festival 2019 - Whether you're a resident vampire or visiting from further afield,  there's something for everyone in this inspired programme of events. Get ready for four days and nights of deadly adventures as Dublin gets gloriously Gothic this October Bank Holiday Weekend. The Bram Stoker Festival playfully celebrates the Gothic, the mysterious, the after-dark and the supernatural, and delves into the legacy of one of Ireland's most treasured authors. The packed programme of events devilishly mixes family-friendly adventures with late-night antics for mates, dates and everyt

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Carcanet at 50: Poetry Ireland Readings

Poetry Ireland

Over the last fifty years Carcanet Press has done a great deal for Irish poetry, bringing back into circulation the work of Austin Clarke and Padraic Fallon; for a time publishing Michael Hartnett and Paul Durcan; more recently taking on the Anvil Press list with its large Irish constituency, including Dennis O'Driscoll, Martina Evans, James Harpur, Thomas McCarthy; and most importantly publishing outstanding poetry by contemporaries: fifteen editions of Thomas Kinsella, eighteen of Eavan Boland, and working with new poets including Sinéad Morrissey, Adam Crothers, Tara Bergin, Moya Cannon an

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The NeWitch Project

Newbridge House and Farm

The NeWitch Project - Halloween 2019 @ Newbridge House and Farm. 20 years on, experience the terrifying mystery of The Blair Witch Project for yourself. In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared while shooting a documentary. Now, 20 years on from the original Blair Witch Project, discover what happened to them for yourself. Experience a hike like no other in the shadow of Newbridge House this Halloween. Prepare to be terrified by what you find there, or what finds you... Your safety is our primary concern, your comfort is not. Not for the faint-hearted or anyone under 16 y

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Jackula

dlr Mill Theatre

Jackula - Being a vampire sucks, but being Dracula's younger brother is driving Jackula batty. Join Jackula on a spooktacular quest to to step out of his older brother's shadow and become the world's first fun vampire. Laugh as he makes his pet ghost dance. Gasp as he balances five glasses of water on his face. Smile as children help him perform spellbinding tricks. An inspirational Halloween magic show about staying true to yourself. Performed by Jeff Keough, who has entertained at The White House, Leniser House, and his daughter's Senior Infant Class. Jackula has been recommended by the I

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Extravaganza

The Sugar Club

Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland - invites you to celebrate their Halloween Extravaganza in their spiritual home at The Sugar Club, Dublin. Expect the CRAZIEST, WILDEST and most OUTRAGEOUS show yet! With prizes for best dressed, custom cakes, encourage audience participation, free props, feisty phantoms, complimentary hot chocolate, and new scenes performed live and unabashed for your pleasure! And what would a Rocky Horror be without the fabulous Miss Dotty Potts, to wet your whistle before the main event!!! So join in this Halloween weekend for a Double Feature and help to celebrate one

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Hettie’s Hidden Cauldron at Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Castle & Gardens

Hettie's Hidden Cauldron at Malahide Castle & Gardens - It's Halloween, the most magical spell-casting time and Hettie Hagsworth's treasured cauldron has been taken! Without her cauldron, Hettie can't mix her magical potions. And to make matters worse, silly Hettie has forgotten where she left her vision goggles. Now she can't even read her spells properly to bring her cauldron back! She's got no choice but to go on the hunt for it herself along with her black cat Salem..! Join in this Halloween for a slightly spooky trail around the West Lawn as you follow Hettie's trail of magical

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KBC Dublin Marathon

Dublin

KBC Dublin Marathon - The 40th edition is a single lap, starting and finishing close to the City Centre. Conditions for marathon running are ideal. The Irish climate is influenced by the prevailing light South Westerly winds of the Gulf Stream. The average temperatures for October are around 12 - 14°C (53 - 57°F). Dublin has only about 30 inches of rain annually - ideal for running. Each participant of the KBC Dublin Marathon will receive their race bag during registration in the main hall of the RDS on Friday 25th from 12.00pm - 7.00pm, and Saturday 26th from 9.00am - 7.00pm.

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Danse Macabre – Halloween Monster Ball

RDS

Danse Macabre - Halloween Monster Ball. Beware this Halloween for the door between the living and the dead is opening for a night of unspeakable glamour. The beautiful and the damned will rise again for Danse Macabre Monster's Ball - Ireland's most decadent Halloween party. For one night only, the grand Concert Hall becomes a haunted house with a touch of the cirque du freak. Your hosts — the divine temptress and dancefloor slayer, Bonnie Boux, and prince of all things unholy, Beelzebub — will lead you through a party that mixes live music, DJs, dance, variety, immersive performances,

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Sinead O’Connor

Vicar Street

Sinead O'Connor has sold out her Vicar St date. Due to phenomenal demand an extra date has been added for October 28th. 1970's Ireland was the backdrop from which Sinead began her life. Born into tragic times with her own tragic story, one among many from those days, Sinead would not be defined by what was at that time beyond her control. Her spirit would blossom and bloom manifesting her gift, her voice. Discovered by the drummer of well-known Irish band In Tua Nua, she co-wrote their first hit. Shortly after being discovered by Ensign records her first album The Lion and the Cobra, releas

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IADT Taster Days

IADT

IADT Taster Days - Join up for Taster Days and find out what it's really like to study at IADT. Taster Day offers you the chance to experience the courses first hand by taking part in workshops, exploring the campus and talking to lecturers and current students. Please contact info@iadt.ie for more info.

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a-ha

3Arena

a-ha will be performing their debut album Hunting High And Low live. Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy, have never been afraid of revisiting their collective past – the MTV Unplugged tour in early 2018 more-than demonstrated that their songs could be given new settings and remain as impactful as ever. But taking on a whole album – one so well known – and staying faithful to its spirit is audacious. Of course, a toe was dipped in this water in October 2010 when the album was performed just twice: first at Oslo's Konserthus and then at London's Royal Albert Hal

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Responsible Innovation Summit

Smock Alley Theatre

Responsible Innovation Summit 2019 - Join the leaders of change! Connect, learn and cross pollinate ideas to generate value-driven change through innovation! At this unique international conference professionals from different sectors come together to accelerate positive change! Responsible investments, value-driven consumer expectations, major economic changes driven by new technologies and emerging global challenges such as climate change are shaping the next generation of innovation! We are challenging the status quo of "Business as Usual" by exploring Responsible Innovation! Busine

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ESB Creative Tech Fest

The CCD

ESB Creative Tech Fest 2019 -  A national celebration for TechSpacers from across Ireland to create, invent and inspire the TechSpace Network, through STEAM and Digital Creativity awards, workshops and exhibitions. This event celebrates the work of young people, youth workers and teachers who have participated in the TechSpace programme showcasing their digital creativity, engineered inventions and scientific inspiration for future generations. Over 20 awards will be given to TechSpacers and TechSpace Educators from across youth projects and schools in Ireland. This year, any project submit

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Dublin Tattoo Convention

RDS

Dublin International Tattoo Convention 2019 brings together people who share an interest in tattoos and piercing. You will have the opportunity to meet and hang out with thousands of other people interested in tattoos! The tattoo culture itself is amazing and full of open-minded people. Great opportunity to get out and actually meet people. Also a chance to network and exchange information on the latest techniques and trends. There are, booths with products and services, competitions and contests, giveaways, art exhibitions and workshops related to the tattoo industry issues. There's food,

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Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Wild Lights 2019 at Dublin Zoo - Stories, Myths & Legends. The spectacular night-time experience is back and it's like nothing you've seen before! Showcasing a brand new theme - Stories, Myths and Legends. With magical scenes from well-known stories like - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book… to best-loved nursery rhymes and characters from Irish Mythology - all brought to life by dazzling, giant colourful silk lanterns! See over a thousand breath-taking, illuminated lanterns transform Dublin Zoo into an enchanted wonderland as d

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Murder One | Ireland’s International Crime-Writing Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

Murder One - a unique literary festival weekend: a fun, action packed weekend for lovers of crime and mystery in all its guises. After the incredible success of last year's festival Murder One is back with a new line up! This year's festival brings you workshops in Pearse Street Library and in Smock Alley, a mixture of true crime and crime fiction. There will also be a panel dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of all, Agatha Christie. In addition to the main programme in the theatre area, in the Banquet Hall upstairs there's a coffee shop, book shop, and a fabulous free speakers

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Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival

Various Locations

Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival 2019 - Now in its second year, the festival is a coming together of musicians, actors, authors, DJs and filmmakers, celebrating the vinyl record and discussing (and playing) the music that matters to them. The festival will be a collection of talks and discussions relating to all aspects of vinyl recordings from writing, recording, producing and performing as well as examining sleeve design and liner notes. The venues are: The Pavilion Theatre | The Studio@dlr LexIcon | The National Maritime Museum | The Lighthouse. Other aspects of the music business w

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Cher

3Arena

Cher - Here We Go Again Tour. The legend is coming to Dublin in 2019 for her first live Irish show in over 15 years. The multi-talented Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY Award-winning icon, is set to delight Irish fans when she plays 3Arena as part of her World Tour. Holder of the UK record for the biggest selling single of all time by a female artist for Believe, she will treat audiences to an array of hits from her huge repertoire as well as new songs from the Dancing Queen album – Cher's tribute to the music of ABBA.

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Guinness PRO14 – Leinster Rugby vs Dragons

RDS

Guinness PRO14 – Leinster Rugby vs Dragons. Leinster Rugby return to the RDS Arena to face Dragons in Round 5 of the Guinness PRO14! Tickets are on sale now from €25.

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Dublin Beatles Festival

The Workman's Club

Dublin Beatles Festival presents... Not Exactly Carnegie Hall - A short play about The Beatles playing live in an illegal strip club in Liverpool in the summer of 1960, as told from the perspective of Allan Williams, the band's first manager. This play is completely based on fact. It will be performed by Padraic McGinley. The show will also include a set of songs from The Beatles played live by the great Fiach Moriarty. Booking Information Doors: 2.00pm Tickets: €8 Running time: 50 minutes The Beatle Brain of Ireland - A competition to find the person in Ireland who knows the most

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Quest for Quality Conference

Croke Park

Quest for Quality is a 2-day forward-thinking annual software QA and testing conference, discussing the latest trends and topics of the quality assurance, bringing together international thought leaders addressing latest challenges of new technologies. The 2019 conference will focus on the intersection of AI and quality assurance, as well as how AI has become a stalwart for many organisations across almost every industry and a major part of people's daily lives. In particular, the event will explore the issue of efficiency in software testing prior to roll-out, the accuracy and effect

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Christina Aguilera

3Arena

‪Christina Aguilera - The X Tour. Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 43 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and holds the prestigious honour of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rollin

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Dublin Independent Film Festival

Light House Cinema

Dublin Independent Film Festival - A high-quality programme of Indie Films from all over the world creating a platform for filmmakers and audiences to connect. The festival's judges and programmers all come from different film backgrounds and have eagerly put together an exciting, and truly high-quality, selection of Indie Films. Dublin Independent Film Festival aims to discover new talent, films and filmmakers, and to recognise the collaborative work this art-form is funded on. The celebration will take place at one of Dublin's most vibrant cultural spaces: Light House Cinema, Smithfield.

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The Annual Edmund Burke Lecture

TCD

The Future of Ireland: Human Rights and Children's Rights - The Annual Edmund Burke Lecture at Trinity College Dublin with former President of Ireland, Professor Mary McAleese. Ireland's future sets before us a series of questions about constitutional and Church-State relationships. The vast majority of current Church members (around 84% worldwide and considerably higher in Ireland) were baptised as babies. For the Catholic majority in Ireland this has resulted in the imposition of onerous obligations on children long before they are equipped to evaluate them or agree to them. However, a mo

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Dublin Podcast Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Podcast Festival 2019 - Back by popular demand, Dublin will host headliner shows and live podcasts across multiple venues this November. The rise of the podcast as a form of both entertainment and education has been phenomenal. See your favourite podcast come to life as we celebrate the podcasting world and connect fans with the people who make them. The Guilty Feminist - Vicar Street, 6th November | €30. A Gay and a NonGay - The Sugar Club, 10th November | €20. The 2 Johnnies - Vicar Street, 14th November | €27. IT GALZ LIVE! - Vicar Street, 16th November | €25. The Blin

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Dublin: A Global City of Literature – Lecture by Professor Chris Morash

Dublin City Library & Archive

Dublin: A Global City of Literature - Lecture by Professor Chris Morash. The second annual Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Lecture. The Dublin of Patrick Kavanagh, or of Joyce, was at times more like an overgrown village than a modern metropolis, a place where wandering the streets produced chance encounters, and the streets themselves contained layers of history. In the past twenty-five years, that city has been overlaid by another, a global city, connected outwards as a global hub in a connected world. This lecture will explore some of the ways in which these two Dublins have been imagin

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Dundrum One Act Festival

dlr Mill Theatre

Dundrum One Act Drama Festival returns to the dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum. The festival offers an opportunity to see 9 plays produced by drama groups from around Ireland in one whirlwind weekend. Each night will consist of three one act plays followed by an informative review by Festival Adjudicator, Geoff O'Keeffe. Shows will start promptly at 8.00pm on Friday and Saturday night, and 7.00pm on Sunday night.

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UCD Open Day

UCD

UCD Open Day - University College Dublin invites final year secondary school students, mature students, their families, and guidance counsellors to their Open Day. One of the best ways to experience UCD life is to attend. You will be able to gain a real insight into the student experience and life around campus. Explore how UCD, one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities, has become Ireland's Global University.

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Stomptown Brass

The Academy

Stomptown Brass - Fight Tour: After a summer of hard work in the studio, they've emerged bloodied and raring to hit the road once more! Stomptown Brass has emerged as one of the most unique 8-piece acts in Ireland in recent times. Blending the sounds of funk and blues with a raucous cacophony of powerful driving rhythms, they make the most of their impressive line-up: two Drummers, two Trombones, two Trumpets, one Saxophone and one big dirty Tuba. The originality of their sound combined with the unmistakable energy of brass music sets them apart from any other act in Ireland. The set is mad

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WWE – Live Tour

3Arena

WWE Live is a unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment, WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment! See your favorite WWE Superstars as featured on SmackDown Live including: Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, The New Day, Lars Sullivan, Rusev, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Finn Balor, Elias, Bayley, and many more! Line-up subject to change.

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A Gay and a NonGay

The Sugar Club

A Gay and a NonGay's worlds collide, as unlikely friends James Barr and Dan Hudson plus special guests bring their award winning comedy podcast to The Sugar Club – live! James (Gay) explores the "admin" behind gay sex, while Dan (NonGay) promotes his campaign for metal music fans to be recognised as a minority. Expect audience interaction, a hilarious parody of QueerEye (as Dan lends his hetero gaze to the Gay community in NonGay-Eye) and a laugh out loud look at issues affecting Gay and NonGay people in what Time Out call 'a warm, funny take on love, friendship and sex', and Radio Times cal

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TU Dublin Open Day – Blanchardstown

TU Dublin Blanchardstown

TU Dublin Open Day - Blanchardstown: Open days/evenings are aimed at school leavers, mature students, part time students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians, and are a great opportunity to learn about full-time, part-time, post-graduate and springboard courses, meet with fellow students and staff and to see state of the art campuses. With 28,500 students TU Dublin, Ireland's first Technological University, is the place where the arts, business, science, engineering and technology converge. Practice-based and research-informed, TU Dublin offers an inclusive and open learning e

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Run In The Dark

CHQ

Run In The Dark Dublin - As darkness sweeps around the globe in mid-November, 25,000 people in 50 cities worldwide will get up from their armchairs, slip on their red flashing armbands and pull on their running shoes to complete a 5k or 10k. In Dublin, 9,000 people will take over the city streets, starting on the northside of the quays. From Sydney to San Francisco, together they will light up the night as they hit the road to Run in the Dark. Through Run in the Dark, Mark Pollock aims to inspire people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that together they achieve more than

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Joxer Daly Esq.

dlr Mill Theatre

Sean O'Casey's playful scrounger from the classic, Juno and the Paycock, takes centre stage at dlr Mill Theatre in this intriguing new play from the pen of Eddie Naughton (Innisfallen Fare Thee Well). With events that were to alter the course of Irish history as a backdrop, Joxer Daly Esq. charts an everyman journey from the respectable member of The Forresters Association to a vagabond scraping by with only his wit to use as collateral. From the 1913 Lockout, to the Rising – and the events of O'Casey's classic The Plough and The Stars – to the birth of a new divided Nationalism, in Jun

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Othello

Smock Alley Theatre

Othello - Belfast's Bright Umbrella Drama Company present a fast paced, modern military dress version of Shakespeare's classic of jealousy, anger and mistaken revenge. The Turks are attacking Cyprus and General Othello, 'The Moor', is sent with an army by the Venetian Duke to stop their advance. In the claustrophobic atmosphere of a Cypriot military stockade, the psychopathic Iago convinces Othello that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with The Moor's right-hand man, Captain Cassio. The result is an explosion of mistaken motives, violence and murder. Shakespeare's original script ab

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Dublin Book Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

Dublin Book Festival - four days of discussions, debates, performances, workshops, walking tours and lots of book chat! One of Ireland's most successful and vibrant book festivals, DBF showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors. Events will take place throughout Dublin City and the festival hub will be back at Smock A

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Hatch – A Story of Transformation and New Beginnings

The Ark

Hatch - A story of transformation and new beginnings! Meet Bláithín. She loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most colourful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as moths and butterflies. Full of Fidget Feet's unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, science and aerial dance, Hatch weaves Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4-10 year olds and their families. Children will have an opportunity to meet the performer

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TU Dublin – School of Creative Arts Open Day & Portfolio Clinic

TU Dublin Grangegorman

TU Dublin - School of Creative Arts Open Day & Portfolio Clinic: The Dublin School of Creative Arts in TU Dublin, Grangegorman is offering students applying through CAO in February 2020 or any 5th year or Transition Year students the opportunity to visit the School and meet staff and students from all programmes. Applicants will also have the chance to bring their portfolio with them for a short consultation, see the facilities on campus and ask questions they may have concerning our courses. Presentations on each programme will take place on the day. With 28,500 students TU Dublin, Ire

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International Friendly: Rep. of Ireland vs New Zealand

Aviva Stadium

International Friendly: Rep. of Ireland vs New Zealand.  

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Art Source

RDS

Art Source 2019 - Ireland's premier Art Fair returns to the RDS. Art Source Dublin is the most exciting art event of the year, featuring 175 Irish & International artists & galleries gathering together to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, illustration and ceramic and textile art. So whether you are interested in cutting edge contemporary art, realism or portraiture, abstract art or landscapes, Art Source will showcase it all in one place and give visitors a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists and buy directly from them for 3 exciting days in November.

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DCU Open Days

DCU Campuses

DCU Open Days - Dublin City University is now Ireland's fastest growing university, as 2017 saw the completion of a significant transformation programme - the full incorporation of St Patrick's College, Drumcondra (SPD), Mater Dei Institute of Education (MDI) and Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) within DCU. Accordingly, Open Day activities will take place across the Glasnevin, St Patrick's, and All Hallows campuses. DCU are delighted to be hosting Open Day activities in their brand new Student Centre on the DCU Glasnevin campus and look forward to seeing you there. Glasnevin Ca

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TU Dublin Open Day – Tallaght

TU Dublin Tallaght

TU Dublin Open Day – Tallaght: Open days/evenings are aimed at school leavers, mature students, part time students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians, and are a great opportunity to learn about full-time, part-time, post-graduate and springboard courses, meet with fellow students and staff and to see state of the art campuses. With 28,500 students TU Dublin, Ireland's first Technological University, is the place where the arts, business, science, engineering and technology converge. Practice-based and research-informed, TU Dublin offers an inclusive and open learning exper

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RIAM Open Day

RIAM

RIAM Open Day - Each year the Royal Irish Academy of Music hosts an Open Day for prospective full-time students. It is a great opportunity for you to discover if this is the place for you, soak up the atmosphere, and get all your questions answered. Open Day events include: Information sessions on our courses that includes Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in Music Performance and Composition. Breakout sessions with our Heads of Vocal Studies and Opera, Strings, Keyboard, Composition and Wind/Brass/Percussion. Presentations on performance opportunities with student per

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Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster Rugby vs Benetton Rugby

RDS

Heineken Champions Cup - Leinster Rugby vs Benetton Rugby. Leinster begin their Champions Cup campaign against Benetton at the RDS Arena.

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International Charity Bazaar

RDS

International Charity Bazaar - The Diplomatic Corps in Ireland is inviting everyone to 'EXPERIENCE THE WORLD IN A DAY" at their annual International Bazaar at the RDS. The Bazaar is fun-filled, colourful family day out, featuring food and gifts from around the world and there is an extensive cultural programme which features dancers in national costume, song and music throughout the day, hourly raffle draw and a grand raffle draw to end the day! The ICB is the Diplomatic Corps in Ireland's official fundraising organisation, and supports Irish registered charities. Entrance to the Charity

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Zandra – Queen of Jazz

Smock Alley Theatre

Zandra - Queen of Jazz: With just her sax and a suitcase, Zandra Mitchell joined a jazz band and toured the world. Born in Phibsborough, Dublin in 1903, she was Ireland's first female saxophonist. While the twenties roared she found her way through Europe to Berlin. The dictators rose; the books burned; the bombs dropped… and Zandra played her sax. Darn Skippy Productions present Zandra, Queen of Jazz - a play with original music, based on an extraordinary true story. Booking information Matinee: Saturday 3.00pm. Running time: 75 mins.

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EURO 2020 Qualifier: Rep. of Ireland vs Denmark

Aviva Stadium

EURO 2020 Qualifier: Rep. of Ireland vs Denmark. Republic of Ireland take on Denmark in the final qualifier for the EURO 2020 campaign, at Aviva Stadium Dublin.

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UCD Social Sciences Open Evening

UCD

UCD Social Sciences Open Evening - 6th Year students, Final year A-Level students, QQI-FET students, Mature Applicants, Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Guidance counsellors who are interested in UCD Social Sciences degree programmes. Students will have the opportunity to attend short talks and speak to lecturers, students, careers advisors and recent graduates to find out more about the following Social Sciences degree options and career opportunities for graduates: Social Sciences (DN700). Economics (DN710). Psychology (DN720). Social Policy & Sociology (DN750). There

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The Jonathan Swift Festival

Various Locations

The Jonathan Swift Festival 2019 - Georgian Dublin, Behind the Facade. This year's festival explores Jonathan Swift's Dublin! Take a tour of the city themed around the Georgian period, taste food from the period or have a go at singing Handel's Messiah in Saint Patrick's Cathedral. There are a huge variety of events for all interests and ages, including: Talks Swift's Dublin Tour with Pat Liddy - explore the city of Swift's birth, unearthing an intriguing journey through the streets of this Fair City. Thursday-Sunday, 2.00pm. Tickets: €13 | €15. "Dr Cope's Rampant Daughter":

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Dublin Art Book Fair

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Dublin Art Book Fair 2019 - The 9th edition of Ireland's only Art Book Fair will take place over ten days at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. It has grown into an impressive cultural event and platform for creative and cutting-edge publishers, big and small and a centre for the contemporary artist book. As a meeting ground across disciplines, DABF reaches out to a wide audience through a curated programme of learning and discussion in a relaxed and stimulating environment. You'll discover a vibrant mix of books and publishers inclusive of art, architecture, design, visual culture, philosophy, sel

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UCD Arts & Humanities Open Evening

UCD

UCD Arts & Humanities Open Evening 2019 - The evening will cover the UCD degrees in Arts & Humanities, DN520 Arts, new DN530 Humanities & DN541 Modern Languages with a focus on: The courses and subjects available New BA Humanities degree Skills acquisition Careers Student experience Alumni community The College of Arts and Humanities offers the widest range of Arts and Humanities programmes available in Ireland. It is a vibrant and dynamic environment where creative, critical and analytical thinking are developed and promoted. Our world class teachers and res

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IADT Open Days

IADT

IADT Open Days - explore the campus and find out more about the fantastic courses on offer. Talk to lecturers and students to see why they chose IADT. From full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to accredited part time courses, IADT has earned the reputation as Ireland's leading creative cultural and technological institute by consistently providing innovative, practical and relevant courses. Gain insight into courses at IADT with our series of talks covering everything from the portfolio guidelines to career prospects and campus life. Take a campus tour during Open Days and

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Trinity Open Day

TCD

Take the opportunity to visit and learn about Ireland's leading university at Trinity College Dublin Open Day. Go to course presentations, take tours of the campus and meet professors and current students.

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UCD Computer Science Open Evening

UCD

UCD Computer Science Open Evening - Transition Year, 5th and 6th year secondary school students, mature applicants and QQI/FET applicants who are considering a BSc in Computer Science or a BSc in Computer Science with Data Science, parents, teachers and guardians are all very welcome. A UCD Computer Science degree equips you with the necessary skills to work as a computer programmer, software engineer or architect, database designer, web developer, network engineer, systems administrator or manager, and IT consultant. Some graduates also go on to start their own companies. With a BSc in Com

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NCAD Open Day

NCAD

NCAD Open Day - Meet staff and students, tour the campus, visit studios and workshops and view current students' work in progress. Anyone interested in studying at NCAD is welcome - applicants, teachers, family and friends.

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Taste of Dublin – Festive Edition

RDS

Taste of Dublin - Festive Edition comes to the RDS for its inaugural event, transforming it into a foodie haven set to be the unmissable highlight of the season. The festive edition of Taste of Dublin is the perfect event to kick start the festive season, offering visitors the unique opportunity to source essential festive ingredients from artisan producers, engage with Ireland's top culinary talent, be on the front line of festive masterclasses from cocktail making to tablescaping and relax in the gourmet atmosphere of the season's finest Food & Drink Festival. Taste of Dublin - Fe

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Maynooth University Open Day

Maynooth University

Maynooth University Open Days - Start planning your visit. Throughout the Open Days student ambassadors lead guided tours of the campus and facilities, and are available to answer all of your questions about student life. In the Íontas, John Hume, Eolas and new School of Education Buildings, lecturers are on hand to discuss the finer details of the courses that interest you. Talks on a diverse range of subjects from psychology, to primary teaching, to careers and subject choice throughout the Open Day. Registered for Friday and/or Saturday, and you'll get a voucher for a free h

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TU Dublin Open Day – City Centre

TU Dublin City Campus

TU Dublin Open Day - City Centre: Open days/evenings are aimed at school leavers, mature students, part time students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians, and are a great opportunity to learn about full-time, part-time, post-graduate and springboard courses, meet with fellow students and staff and to see state of the art campuses. With 28,500 students TU Dublin, Ireland's first Technological University, is the place where the arts, business, science, engineering and technology converge. Practice-based and research-informed, TU Dublin offers an inclusive and open learning expe

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All In a Row

River Liffey

All In a Row - Established by the rowing community along the east coast of Ireland in 2016 in an effort to raise much needed funds for local charities. For 2019, Rowing, Kayak & Canoe Clubs along with private rowing boat owners, will endure a 10 hour row/paddle along the River Liffey to raise money for both the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (IUSRU). All In A Row will take place from St Patrick's Rowing Club based at the Tom Clarke Bridge (formerly East Link Bridge) to Heuston Station Bridge, and to the Grattan Bridge during

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UCD Physics Transition Year Week

UCD

UCD Physics Transition Year Week - The UCD School of Physics hosts a TY Week each year. A new exciting one-day programme which will include interactive seminars, thought-provoking lectures and fun experiments allowing students to experience Physics in the real world. Each of the 4 days is a repeat of the same workshop so there are 4 different opportunities to attend. Participants cannot attend on more than one day. This programme is a must for any Transition Year student who is passionate about pursuing a career in Science and has an interest in Physics. Participants will be exposed to the

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Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints

Aviva Stadium

Heineken Champions Cup - Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints. Leinster Rugby take on Northampton Saints in a Christmas cracker at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday, December 14th. Tickets are on sale now!

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Guinness PRO14 – Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

RDS

Guinness PRO14 - Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby. Leinster Rugby return to the RDS Arena to face Ulster Rugby in Round 8 of the Guinness PRO14! Tickets are on sale now.

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