Ireland Music Week 2023: 3rd - 6th October across Dublin city centre venues ‘Showcasing the Soundtrack to Ireland’s Future’ Welcome to Ireland Music Week! The 21st year of the Festival. Ireland Music Week is an important event in an artists’ development and profile in the music industry. The main aim is to allow both industry and fans to witness the…
Ireland Music Week 2023: 3rd - 6th October across Dublin city centre venues
‘Showcasing the Soundtrack to Ireland’s Future’
Welcome to Ireland Music Week! The 21st year of the Festival.
Ireland Music Week is an important event in an artists’ development and profile in the music industry. The main aim is to allow both industry and fans to witness the next crop of Irish talent. The showcases and the robust and busy conference schedule maintain IMW’s essential presence as a key international-facing showcase event.
Many artists go on to showcase at some of international f
Bewley's Cafe Theatre
Rope-a-Dope is the gripping personal story of a young boy’s obsession with the toughest of sports. Combining thrilling physicality and hilarious stand-up, Terry O’Neill relives his dreams, struggles, triumphs and disappointments as he chases an impossible dream.
In his journey from star struck child to teenage champion, he reflects upon the hard realities and underlying brutality of the world of boxing. He recalls the chequered histories of many of his childhood heroes and questions why anyone would sign up to be punched in the head for a living. But he also celebrates the excitement, t
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
The Dead House
The New Theatre
“We are gathered at the dead house. Such a morbid name, I mean, there is still another person alive in that place, my granny. My grandfather’s cold and lifeless body is laid out so that we can all have a final moment to say goodbye. “Goodbye grandad”, as if he can even hear us.”
Patrick is an Irish Traveller who hasn’t been home in 10 years but returns from self-exile for his grandfather’s funeral.
Comedian and writer Martin Warde’s debut play is a powerful and moving dark comedy that explores complex themes of family, tradition, and self- acceptance.
Set in the house
Dublin Theatre Festival
We bring world-class theatre to Dublin, support artists in creating outstanding work and provide a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world.
At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stories – and a commitment to contributing to the vibrant social and cultural life of our capital. Our mission is to present a programme of exceptional theatrical experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities and visitors that make up our city.
We have a rich history, with much to celebrate, but we are most excited about is what is yet to come. I
Dublin Festival of History
Various Locations and Online
This year’s Dublin festival of History will run from 25 September to 15 October 2023, with our Big Weekend at the Printworks, Dublin Castle from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October.
The programme for the 2023 Dublin Festival of History is LIVE! Book events through dublinfestivalofhistory.ie.
With over 200 FREE events in this year's festival, choose from talks, tours, exhibitions, films, family friendly events and more. Events are in-person and/or online, as Gaeilge, or with Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpretation. Printed programmes are now available from local libraries and from
The Loved Ones
In a remote renovated farmhouse, Nell prepares to scatter her son’s ashes with her grieving daughter-in-law, Orla, while Cheryl-Ann, a visitor from America, settles in for an idyllic break in the wilds of West Clare.
However, their weekend plans will be turned upside down when an unexpected guest arrives looking for shelter, solace and understanding.
In this beautiful world premiere from Erica Murray, a situation as unlikely as it is inevitable will send these four lives reeling, leaving them questioning the true nature of love, loss and birds.
Creative Pathways – Déad
Creative Pathways - Immersive art exhibition DÉAD* celebrates the cultural legacy of Dracula and Nosferatu.
This interdisciplinary art exhibition draws on immersive technologies to celebrate the legacy of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s classic silent film Nosferatu.
Through virtual reality (VR) installations, 3D animations, video projections, sculptures and more, the exhibition brings vampires, monsters and the undead to life and invites visitors to Merrion Square to explore topics including life cycles, (im)mortality, and transience.
Created by studen
The Lion King
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
DISNEY’S THE LION KING returns to Bord Gáís Energy Theatre in September.
With an incredible cast of more than 50 actors, singers and dancers, the story of THE LION KING roars into life using spectacular masks, puppets, and costumes to tell the story of Simba’s journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
Having played in more than 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’S worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.
• Signed Performance: Tuesday
He Sits of a Tuesday
Axis Arts Centre
He Sits of a Tuesday – a play lost in music – highlights the grit and the graft of women living on the margins in Dublin’s inner city.
He Sits of a Tuesday is a heart-swelling, tear-jerking, side-splitting slice-of-life play that centres on six working class women and a young girl as they wait in a local politician’s office, desperate for help with their different, dire situations.
The Nightmare Realm
City Market, Mary's Lane
The Nightmares began in 2009 in the town of Tralee, Co. Kerry. From Kerry to Cork and now Fast forward to 2023.. We’re celebrating our 14th year running and our 8th year open in Dublin, Ireland.
Winning ”Best Scream Park In Europe” 2022 for our show Urban Horror only further pushed the creators of the realm to bring more to the people of Ireland. As well as taking home the titles of ”Most Entertaining Indoor Scream Park 2022”, ‘Most Entertaining Horror Experience 2021”, ‘Best Independent European Haunt 2019” and ‘No.1 Haunt in the World 2018.. it’s easy to see why we�
Murder One | Ireland’s International Crime-Writing Festival
Murder One is Ireland's International Crime Festival, bringing you top Irish and international authors at a range of events. Funded by DLR Libraries and hosted at the incredible Lexicon Venue in Dun Laoghaire, discover new books, authors and story.
Running from 6th-8th October, Murder One is thrilled to be supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries again this year, and we have a gripping programme for you – come and join us at the LexIcon Venue in Dun Laoghaire for a weekend of crime! See the Murder One 2023 programme of events.
Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival
The Sugar Club & Cineworld
DISFMF is an independent festival dedicated to bring together film makers and musicians from around the world in a forum to celebrate short films and music.
The goal of the festival is to show variety of all genres, drama, comedies, animations, documentaries, music videos, narrative stories and horror.
Our aim is to build cultural bridges and network capabilities between the most talented filmmakers and musicians from around the world. Dublin is the most populous city in Ireland and also a multicultural capital with great venues and great people.
Every year the festival is held in the
ECHOES: Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Festival
Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers ECHOES Festival 2023 celebrates the role standing together plays in success. Across fiction, non-fiction, stage and screen, ECHOES 2023 unites some of our finest contemporary creative voices to share their stories.
A day of conversations & readings featuring: Francis Brennan, Aingeala Flannery, Edel Coffey, Emer McLysaght, Donal Fallon, Clodagh Finn, Nicola Tallant, Jim Culleton, Dominic Dromgoole, Karina Molloy, Maeve O’Rourke, Ian Robertson, Katie Hannon, Neil Hegarty, Caroline Erskine, Madeleine Keane, Lia Mills, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Andrew Hughes, Niall
Oktoberfeis features an Irish twist on the traditional Bavarian beer festival.
What does that mean?
• Ireland’s best trad musicians and singers!
• DJs playing the biggest Irish party anthems!
• Tankards of Guinness & Irish beer
• Mountains of confetti showers!
• Hilarious hosts that will have you on the floor laughing!
• Irish dancers and performers
.............And so much more!
Oktoberfeis features an Irish twist on the traditional Bavarian experience - think Irish trad bands and dancers, tankards of Irish stouts & beers, authentic Irish food, DJs and an eclec
Andy Warhol Three Times Out
Hugh Lane Gallery
A unique exhibition of Andy Warhol’s paintings, prints, photographs, films and installations will open at Hugh Lane Gallery in October showcasing the artist’s extraordinary range of artworks produced over four decades.
Andy Warhol Three Times Out has been five years in the making and includes more than 250 works on loan from museums and private collections in the US, Canada, Europe and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The exhibition is curated by Barbara Dawson, Director of Hugh Lane Gallery and Michael Dempsey, Head of Exhibitions, and it is the most exciting show in the arts calendar
Open House Dublin
Open House Dublin is a free festival of architecture with 100+ guided tours, films, exhibitions and events taking place across the city each October. Brought to you by the Irish Architecture Foundation, Open House Dublin celebrates great architecture, urban design and the people that contribute to the creation of built Dublin.
Open House Dublin is part of the Open House Worldwide international network of 50 organisations hosting festivals and conversations about architecture, design and cities across the globe from Lagos to Taipei, and New York to Santiago.
All Open House events are Fre
Gaelforce 10K Howth Summit
A 10km trail run around Howth Hill Summit.
You will be challenged but you will never be bored. Sweeping views, varied terrain and a satisfying climb will keep you on track. This is trail running in Ireland, but not as you know it!
Route and terrain:
Starting beside Howth Castle and taking in the summit of Howth Hill the terrain includes grassy tracks, rough trails and sealed road. No endless straight lines and dull scenery here.
Why not find out why Lonely Planet calls this one of its ‘Epic Runs of the World’? Will it be your best trail run in Ireland this year?
The Dublin Comic Arts Festival (DCAF)
The Dublin Comic Arts Festival is an ongoing series of quarterly small press comic book events in Dublin.
DCAF is a small press comic book event, created to showcase local comic creators and celebrate the spectrum of Irish sequential art. The small press comic scene has been growing in Ireland for years, but Irish comic creators often travel across the globe to find Comic Arts Festivals to exhibit their work. We feel it's time for some Comic Arts Festivals closer to home!
Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall’s brand-new tour, Jack Whitehall: Settle Down Is coming to 3Arena Saturday, October 7 2023..
Following three complete sell-out arena tours Jack is enjoying being back out on the road doing what he does best - entertaining audiences! His biggest-ever stand-up tour to date, Jack Whitehall: Stood Up, sold out arenas across the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. It was the UK's largest comedy tour of 2019, with a ticketed audience over 450,000. Jack has previously sold-out venues across the UK on two earlier tours: Jack Whitehall G
Ahead of the release of his upcoming studio album On Pain, English singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole has announced a new UK and Irish Tour which includes a show in 3Olympia Theatre on 8th October 2023.
Lloyd Cole will release ‘On Pain’ on 23rd June ’23 on the earMUSIC label. On Pain is Lloyd’s twelfth album as a solo artist and features eight new Lloyd Cole songs, four of which are co-written by Commotions founding members Blair Cowan and Neil Clark, who also perform on the record.
Lloyd Cole has released 16 studio albums including three with The Commotions [Rattlesnakes (84), Easy Pi
Cult 80s new wave pop group Haircut 100 will play Vicar Street, Dublin this October in what will be their first ever Irish show. Hot on the heels of their Pelican West 40th anniversary shows in London and Oxford in May this year, which sold out in less than 20 minutes –– the band has delighted fans with the announcement that they’ll be taking to the road. Haircut 100% Live is a 15 date UK and Ireland tour throughout October and November, kicking off in Dublin.
Murder in the Dark
New Year’s Eve. A car crash on a lonely road brings famous but troubled singer Danny Sierra and his extended family to an isolated holiday cottage in rural England. From the moment they arrive, a sequence of inexplicable events begin to occur… and then the lights go out. Are you brave enough for Murder in The Dark?
Starring TV and stage favourite Tom Chambers (Holby City, Casualty, Waterloo Road, Father Brown and Strictly Come Dancing champion).
By Torben Betts. Directed by Philip Franks
K-Trap rose to rap prominence due to his unorthodox flow, finesse and mystery which all remain at the heart of his artistry and sound. Emerging onto the scene in 2017 with ‘David Blaine’, Trap’s consistent stream of releases resulted in co-signs from the likes of
Stormzy, Giggs,and Fredo (to name a few) and earned him a permanent spot in the UK music scene's hall of fame. Since establishing his own label and independence,
Trap has been unstoppable from his critically acclaimed, ‘Trapo’ project late last year, to his Top 20 mixtape this year, ‘Joints 2’ featuring long-term f
Dundrum On Ice
Dundrum Town Centre
Dundrum On Ice - Dublin's best ice skating venue in Dundrum Town Centre returns for 2023.
One of Dublin's largest Ice Rinks returns for both beginners and ice skating aficiondado's.
Dundrum on Ice offers our experienced team of Ice Marshals, Food and Beverages, incredible music and atmosphere.
Bring in the festive cheer with Ireland's favourite Ice Skating experience.
Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival
Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality and Front Line Defenders, and a range of partners, present the fifth annual, international Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival from the 13 to 22 October 2023. The festival features exciting and innovative events that promote equality, human rights and diversity through the arts, taking place in Dublin, Kerry, Donegal and Cork, with artists and speakers in attendance from Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. The aim of the festival is to showcase
Jobs Expo is returning to Croke Park in autumn 2023! Jobs Expo Dublin will take place on Saturday, 14th October(10am-4pm) inside the Hogan Suite. This careers fair will be brought to you by Recruit.ie and will feature hundreds of active job opportunities . Jobs Expo is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION.
What can you expect at Jobs Expo Dublin?
• Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad
• Specialised areas dedicated to jobs in particular industries
• Start your own business experts offering advice and support networks
Dublin Brick Con
National Basketball Arena
Dublin Brick Con is the biggest showcase of LEGO ever seen in the country... The event features over 1,600 sqm of Ireland's biggest & best custom models with over 1 million bricks, fun activities, special guests and more!
Get your chance to meet Ireland's most well known LEGO masters, builders & enthusiasts.
There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy including -
• Free Build Areas
• Brick Pits
• Speed building Competitions
• Master Builder Competitions
• LEGO Themed Colouring Area
• Minifigure Hunt
• LEGO Inspired Wordsearch
• Meet &
Aoife Nessa Frances
Welcome to an audio visual deep dive into the music of Aoife Nessa Frances. Experience ANF & the protector band in a unique environment with special guest performances at The Complex gallery & studios on October 14th. Tickets are limited for this event.
To celebrate the release of her newest single “Fantasy”, Aoife Nessa Frances will bring her collection of music to The Complex, Dublin. On "Fantasy", she builds a lush, pastoral landscape of psych-folk, written as the Irish singer-songwriter was learning to read Tarot cards and taking particular inspiration from the High Priestess card.
JOIN OVER 6000 SaaS Founders, execs and Investors, Operators & more. as they come together to learn from industry experts, get hot leads, fill up their calendars with business development opportunities, and connect with their peers. Build, learn, network and have One Hell of a Good Time!
The main conference days take place at the RDS. Here you’ll be able to learn from the world’s leading SaaS experts, who can help you get to the next level. You’ll find highly targeted and actionable content across various stages and topics, helping you as you figure out how to extend runway, grow your
Red Line Book Festival
The Red Line Festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated, or even just thought!
The Red Line Festival brought to you by South Dublin Libraries and Arts takes place from the 16th- 22nd October 2023. It provides a programme of events and workshops aimed to attract people of all ages and interests. The initiative enhances the experience of culturally curious audiences visiting Dublin and Ireland, offering them an exciting cultural environment in a suburban area of Dublin not normally associated with literary festivals. This year we are exp
Of A Midnight Meeting
Bewley's Cafe Theatre
It's 1926. In the wake of The Great War and the Spanish Flu pandemic, Scientific American runs a high-stakes international contest seeking objective proof that ghosts are real. Acclaimed Medium, Hester O’Brien is determined to be the magazine's first winner, while investigator Nathaniel Harker, sceptical of her claims, is determined to expose her. As the two battle it out, faith and science clash, secrets are revealed and painful truths uncovered.
Of A Midnight Meeting is a new supernatural thriller by writer Katie McCann (Cirque des Rêves) and acclaimed director Jeda de Brí (TRYST) tha
12 Points Festival
12 Points showcases young, creative and ambitious artists in jazz and related music from all points on the continent.
The next edition of 12 Points takes place in DUBLIN at The Complex on 18-21 October 2023.
Further information and programme will be announced in July.
12 Points presents 12 young European jazz acts each year, creating a unique opportunity to showcase of emerging jazz talent.
The Grand Social
Gurriers formed during the pandemic and emerging the other side with a debut gig Halloween 2021 they have since become an important part of an increasingly talked-about Irish scene. For the last two years they’ve honed their incendiary performances from local venues through European festival stages rapidly making a name for themselves in the process. Reverberating guitars, epic melodies and vocals bursting with snotty self-confidence bind Gurriers’ songwriting into a mesmerising live tour de force.
With experience supporting acts like Enola Gay, Surf Curse, Been Stellar, and Goat Girl,
Ideal Home Show
The Autumn permanent tsb Ideal Home Show is taking place at the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 22nd. This is an opportunity for homeowners to get to meet home improvement professionals and suppliers from all around Ireland. There will be hundreds of exhibitors ready to assist homeowners implement their perfect home renovation, extension or new build, and discover a world of furnishings, appliances and lifestyle pieces.
At the Show, visitors will find ideas and products for managing home energy upgrades and grants, extensions, renovations, interior décor, new
National Show Centre
There's so much to see at Pet Expo.
The main arena will host lots of demonstrations for dogs, also our famous breed parade, fun dog show, Perfect Pooch awards, and RSVP Irelands next top madra.
There'll be petting farms with all diferent animals from mice, to rabbits to goats and pigs.
There will be ponies and donkeys and dont forget the amazing Reptile Zoo with lizards, snakes, spiders and even a crocodile! And don't forget the birds of prey where you will be up close with eagles, hawks and owls.
100's of trade stands with 1000's of products and some amazing choices of food fr
Public Service Transformation Week
Public Service Transformation Week returns from the 23rd – 27th October 2023, so mark it in your diary, save the date and spread the word!
Now in its fifth year, Public Service Innovation Week has been rebranded to “Public Service Transformation Week” to reflect the ongoing work on wider transformation initiatives across the public service.
The theme for 2023 is to explore and engage with the next framework for transformation – Better Public Services’.
Public Service Transformation week provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of innovation and transformation in
Sultan Stevenson Trio
The Sugar Club
Led by a trailblazing young pianist and composer the Sultan Stevenson Trio is taking the UK jazz scene by storm. Add legendary saxophonist and Mercury Music Prize winner Denys Baptiste and you are in for a real musical treat this October.
Sultan Stevenson - piano
Jacob Gryn - bass
Joel Waters - drums
Denys Baptiste - tenor saxophone
Stevenson has emerged as a musical force to be reckoned with, and his trio are hotly tipped for international success following the release of his incredible debut Faithful One earlier this year.
This tour brings together four of the very best e
The Irish Startup Conference 2023
Trinity College Dublin
The Irish Startup Conference 2023 will gather 450 Startup Founders, CXOs, Investors, and more, from across Ireland. It is free to attend.
This event is hosted by Startup Network Europe. The Agenda will be announced in the coming months.
Startup Network Europe makes conferences for European Startups, which gather thousands of founders, angel investors, and venture capitalists.
Bram Stoker Festival
Bram Stoker Festival celebrates the legacy of one of Ireland’s most beloved and iconic writers. Now entering its eleventh year, the festival draws inspiration from Stoker, his life, his work, the Dublin of his time and celebrates the Gothic, the supernatural, the after-dark and the Victorian. Over the years, we’ve presented major outdoor spectacles and installations; intimate experiences on hallowed grounds; world premieres of new scores for classic films and award winning theatre productions; outdoor circus at night in dark, foreboding forests; comedy in nightclubs; choral ensembles in da
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of The Breath. And for them, it’s all about the song.
Connolly writes the only way she knows how; a stream of poetic consciousness giving rise to honest, personal, heartfelt songs as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post-colonial injustices and grief. But it’s her deeply soulful, utterly engaging, stop-you-in-your-tracks voice – whether delicate and hushed or powerful and gutsy – coupled with Stuart’s understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted songs, that give The
Irish Life Dublin Marathon
Starts at Fitzwilliam Street Upper
Starting in Fitzwilliam Street Upper, passing through Phoenix Park and finishing in Merrion Square close to the historic Trinity College, the Dublin Marathon features a fast and flat course in the city's heart.
Few marathon courses can boast a route that takes in so many of a city’s landmarks, with a highly accessible start and finish line location. The Irish climate is perfect for distance running, with average temperatures for October between 12 and 14°C.
The race starts at 09:00 meaning you could be in one of the many warm and welcoming pubs with a pint of Guinness in hand by mid-aft
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 most magical vampire. Laugh as Jackula makes his pet ghost dance. Gasp as Jackula balances five glasses of water on his face. Smile as children help him perform fun magic tricks. After the show, every child gets to do a trick! Yes, Jackula invites everyone to stay, perform a trick and receive a treat.
This is a fun magic and juggling show for the whole family. Recommended for children aged 4 to
Cantona sings Eric
Liberty Hall Theatre
Marking his live debut, Eric will play shows a tour titled – ‘Cantona Sings Eric’– the tour will see Cantona bring his great passion for music to life through expression and live performance, which fans will not want to miss!
The news comes after the announcement that Cantona is set to extend his artistic portfolio by releasing his first single via Decca Records. Speaking upon the tour announcement, Cantona expressed, ‘Next year, I’ll be playing with a band, but for now, I’m starting with a modest piano to play alongside me in intimate venues. I’ll be starting in Manchester
Dublin STEM Women Graduate Careers Event
Students and recent graduates...do not miss out on this incredible FREE opportunity!
Join us at the fantastic RDS venue in Dublin on the 1st November 2023 to network with outstanding graduate employers...
Analog Devices / Arup / Bank of Ireland / Bordgais / Dornan Group / EirGrid / Energia Group / Exyte / Flogas / Hertz / John Paul Construction / London Business School / Mercury Engineering / Netapp / Optiver / Pfizer / Shutterstock / SIG / Uisce Éireann / Walls.......and more
Perfect for people who are studying, or recently graduated from, a STEM related course at university and are
There’s a surprising relationship at the centre of Sofia Kourtesis’ debut album Madres. An album in large part dedicated to her mother, there’s also another person, one without whom this album would never have been made. Peter Vajkoczy. Vajkoczy is a neurosurgeon, one of the very best neurosurgeons in the world in fact, and Madres is dedicated to him. The story of how a world-renowned neurosurgeon came to appear in the liner notes of this record is one of tenacity, miracles, all-consuming love and ultimately, of hope.
When she began work on her debut, Kourtesis was seemingly unstopp
Dundrum One Act Festival
The Dundrum One Act Festival brings a feast of exciting and compelling drama to the dlr Mill Auditorium in November.
This is a competition between the best amateur companies in the country to achieve first place and an entry into the All Ireland Finals. Each of the nine companies will bring their most challenging and entertaining drama, their best actors and their most innovative directors to Dundrum.
So what do we offer – Three plays each evening followed by an engaging and enjoyable summing up by adjudicator Michael McCabe! And there’s an Audience Award so you can have your favou
Dublin Beatles Festival
The Workman's Club
This year is the 60th anniversary of the only time that The Beatles ever played in Dublin (November 7th, 1963, at the Adelphi Cinema on Middle Abbey Street), and the Dublin Beatles Festival is going to mark the occasion in style on November 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th.
There will of course be lots of live music – including BEATLES FOR SALE playing the exact same set of songs which The Beatles played in Dublin in 1963… 60 years to the night after it originally happened. And HAMBURG BEAT are coming over from the UK to play the raw rock ‘n’ roll which The Beatles played in Germany in the ear
The 4 of Us
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
Thirty years of playing together, and with a brand new album release on the way , the creativity of brothers, Brendan and Declan Murphy, shows no sign of abating.
The pair have forged a unique musical identity, producing original and award-winning recordings and building a loyal fan base along the way.
With an enviable catalogue of timeless songs including Mary, Washington Down, She Hits Me, Sunlight and Sugar Island, expect some beautiful songs, stunning interplay and great stories from the road.
The Library Project
The 9th Edition of HALFTONE Print Fair will be hosted in November 2023
HALFTONE is the ideal place where to get to grips with a diversity of printing techniques while discovering new work for your collection or finding an excellent present. It is a great opportunity to purchase fantastic artworks at enviable prices!
HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland hosted every year at The Library Project. Every edition, the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene.
Come and enjoy a great selection of artwor
Join Peter Pan as he takes on the mischievous Captain Hook in the legendary story we all know and love this January, Dame Stuffy Smee will be on hand as Peter attempts to foil Hooks plans, along with some familiar favourites from the Holding Court Panto in this swashbuckling adventure. A show packed with amazing colour, fantastic costumes, music, dance, a tonne of belly laughs and lots and lots of pirates!
Liberty Hall Theatre
Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?
Comedian Jenny Clare Hargreaves is best known by her stage name Jenny Eclair. Born in Malaysia in 1960, her family spent a few years in Berlin before settling in the English town of Lytham St Annes. The daugh
Dublin City’s Inclusion & Integration Week
Dublin’s Inclusion & Integration Week 2023 is a series of FREE events organised by Dublin City Council and various partner organisations, for all citizens of Dublin to participate in.
There is an event for everyone. The week aims to bring on board those in Dublin who may face barriers to social inclusion. It is particularly targeted at young people, older people, people living with disabilities, members of the Traveller community, early school leavers and migrants. By celebrating this week together, we can truly make “Dublin a City for All.”
‘Inclusion & Integration Week 2022’
Electric Vehicle Summit
On 7 November 2023 at the RDS, Dublin, we are excited to be back for the 9th Annual Electric Vehicle Summit, Ireland’s annual premier industry forum.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet face to face at a pivotal time for the EV sector. With demand rising, new market entrants like BYD coming to Irish shores, and ZEVIs Charging Infrastructure Strategy underway, we aim to unpack the opportunities, and roadblocks that we face in accelerating EV adoption in Ireland.
NEW TO 2023 – ZERO FLEET FUTURES STAGE
Given the pressure on businesses to operate more sustainability and meet ESG
Dublin Book Festival
The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public festival 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.
The Dublin Book Festival was established in 2006 by Publishing Ireland, the all-island trade association for book publishers, establish
The Curious Case of Albert Cashier
Smock Alley Theatre
Quintessence Theatre, In association with Droichead Arts Centre, Present The Curious Case of Albert Cashier: Lincoln’s ‘Lady’ Soldier
“Lincoln wanted soldiers. I wanted excitement”
Belvidere, Illinois, 1862: A young Irishman, Albert D.J. Cashier, enlists with the Union Army in the Civil War and becomes a decorated hero. But unknown to his comrades, Private Cashier is waging an internal war all of his own. When he is fifty years a veteran an indiscreet doctor reveals to all of America that Cashier was assigned female at birth, born under the name Jennie Hodgers, from Clogherhead
The Grand Social
singular artists proudly present Sunny War live at The Grand Social, Dublin.
Sunny War has crafted a set of songs that draw on a range of ideas and styles, as though she’s marshalling all her forces to get her ideas across: ecstatic gospel, dusty country blues, thoughtful folk, rip-roaring rock and roll, even avant garde studio experiments
She melds them together into a powerful statement of survival, revealing a probing songwriter who indulges no comforting platitudes and a highly innovative guitarist who deploys spidery riffs throughout every song.
Dublin Gallery Weekend
Galleries across Dublin
Dublin’s leading art galleries have come together to launch a new flagship event in the cultural calendar, Dublin Gallery Weekend. This three-day annual event celebrates Dublin’s contemporary art scene, showcasing the vibrancy of the capital’s galleries through exhibitions and specially programmed events. The inaugural edition of Dublin Gallery Weekend will take place from 10–12 November, inviting art enthusiasts and newcomers alike to embark on a journey through the city’s vibrant art scene.
Dublin Gallery Weekend promises to be a fun and engaging weekend of art, with a rich publ
Irelands biggest and best art fair is returning to the RDS in November 2023.
Art Source will feature work from hundreds of artists and galleries. There will be a range of events and activities taking place during Art Source including workshops, demonstrations and talks.
We will also have a zone just for kids where your little one can use their imagination to create their own works of art.
Art Source is the most exciting art event of the year, featuring 175 Irish & International artists & galleries gathering together to showcase PAINTING, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION, P
Fingal Inclusion Week
Fingal Inclusion Week runs from 13th – 19th November 2023 and is an initiative of Fingal County Council Community Development Office In collaboration and the Fingal Integration Team. It aims to highlight the positive work of communities, agencies and other organisation’s involved in reducing social exclusion and poverty in Fingal. The week also seeks to raise awareness of the barriers experienced by citizens of Fingal that lead to social exclusion and promote an understanding of inclusion in Fingal.
Run In The Dark
As darkness sweeps around the globe this November, 25,000 people worldwide will get up from their armchairs, slip on their red flashing armbands and pull on their running shoes to run in the dark.
Events kick off in Dublin at 8pm on Tuesday 14 November before thousands of others take part on Wednesday 15 November in 50+ cities.
Run in the Dark offers both 5k and 10k options; walkers are welcome to take part in 5k. Start time is usually 8pm, although this may vary, depending on your location.
If you prefer to run your own route on your own schedule, sign up to the AppRun event and ti
Improv Fest Ireland
Ireland's Original International Festival of Improvised Theatre & Comedy
Improv/Improvisation is an art form where performers create scenes, stories and characters in the moment live in front of an audience. There is no script, no planning and no safety net! Modern Improvisational theatre includes a wide spectrum of performances - from fast-paced comedic 'shortform', to silent shows, to improvised puppet performances, to audience-inspired concepts, to musicals to full length improvised plays. This dynamic art form takes theatre and comedy to a whole new level - one that has audiences on
Singular Artists proudly present Declan O’Rourke at Vicar Street as part of his National Irish tour for 2023.
From an album scheduled for the making in 2024, the Dublin born songwriter will take to the road this October and November, bringing audiences an airing of his first new material since the landmark, Weller-produced Arrivals, of 2021 (nominated for 'International Album Of The Year,' at the Americana UK awards), alongside classic gems from across his rich and broad career. Always entertaining, ever-engaging, always evolving; don’t miss a chance to glimpse this phenomenal artist a
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Irish National Opera Present Puccini’s LA BOHÈME is coming to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The Paris of love and art. A poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher.
Living hand to mouth in a freezing garret. Christmas cheer and a heart won by the girl next door. The tragedies of love and poverty. Puccini’s best-loved opera is touching, comic, realistic and romantic, true for any time in which deep bonds can flower in the face of adversity.
The Sugar Club
Following on from his sold out show last March, iconic New York-based ambient electronic pioneer William Basinski returns to Dublin.
Known for his mesmerizing ambient compositions and experimental soundscapes, Basinski has garnered critical acclaim and a devoted fan base worldwide. His masterful tape loop manipulations create ethereal and haunting melodies that transport listeners to another realm of sonic beauty.
The AI Awards offers a unique chance to interact with the most exceptional minds and organizations in the Irish Artificial Intelligence community. This event warmly invites Data Scientists and their teams to participate in various roles, such as sponsors, nominees or enthusiasts, providing a significant AI-focused platform.
It presents an outstanding opportunity to connect, establish relationships, and actively engage with the wider community, potentially opening doors to new prospects in the rapidly evolving AI field.
By taking part in the event, you can establish connections with the b
Queens Of The Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age come to 3Arena on November 22 2023 as part of their The End Is Nero tour...with Special Guests: The Chats & Deep Tan.
The End Is Nero tour is an invitation from Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore to come celebrate the end of the world, which we hear is “in a month or two." They would like to encourage the obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between to attend, this is where you belong. Leave your judgement at the door, bring anything and everything else.
This year’s ‘150th’ Gaiety Pantomime is none other than the most loved fairytale of them all… ‘Cinderella’…!
Bursting at the seams with Panto antics, song and dance, breathtaking costumes and mesmerising magic, this updated rags to riches tale will show us what dreams are really made of…And a dream isn’t just a wish your heart makes…!
As always, true love finds a way and good conquers evil in this enchanting story, because there’s no room for bullies at the ball…
So, if the shoe fits, then please join us for the biggest, the best and most magical Panto of them al
Making A Show of Myself
Smock Alley Theatre
With a modern twist on the tradition of Irish storytelling, Mary Kate takes a journey through the most ridiculous, excruciating, heart- breaking, uplifting episodes of her life (so far). She explores how her lifelong fascination with story has shaped and sustained her and makes a case for how stories shape and sustain the human race.
An Irish raconteur shares the most ridiculous, embarrassing, hilarious and tragic episodes of her life, showing there's a story in every stumble - and a little magic in every story.
Foil, Arms & Hog – Hogwash
With over 1 billion views online, Foil arms and Hog are one of the internet's most renowned comedy sketch groups, but it’s live performance where they thrive. Back home in Ireland, following sell out performances from New York to Berlin and Vancouver to Helsinki, they present ‘Hogwash’; a fast paced mix of sketches, improvisation, audience participation and talking suitcases. Come and see why the Irish trio have become the top selling act at the Edinburgh fringe festival for three consecutive years.
Foil,Arms & Hog will play 2 dates at Vicar Street this December 3rd & 10th.
The Workman's Club
Legendry Punk Band, The Members, Return to Dublin to Play their First Show in Over 10 years at The Workmans Club, Sunday December 3rd
Formed in Surrey, England, in the summer of 1977, The Members played at the Roxy and all the other Punk clubs on the London circuit. Their first single, Solitary Confinement, was released on Stiff records in 1978 and is now a collector’s item. They then signed to Virgin Records and their first single there, The Sound of the Suburbs, was a British Top Ten hit selling 250,000 copies in 3 months and it has since sold over 1,000,000 copies.
Gifted – The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair
The Iconic Christmas Craft Fair is Back, Featuring Hundreds of Designers, Makers and Artisan Food Producers.
The Fair is the ultimate destination for anyone interested in craft, design, unique independent brands and artisan food producers.
If you are looking for the widest range of exciting and innovative designers, then Gifted is the Fair for you.
Over 100 Artisan Food Producers
With everything you could possibly need for your Christmas entertaining as well as a wide variety of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan foods and a host of healthy ideas
The biggest Craft & Design Fair in
SCI:COM is back on the 6th December for another year of inspiring ideas at the Aviva Stadium!
This year's theme is "Reality?". Whether it's the anti-science movement, AI, the environment or alternative medicine, it's getting hard to know what's really happening out there. We say we care about ethics, our planet and our food, but does the evidence say different? Enjoy a day of networking, workshops, new concepts, great speakers and fantastic food as we explore the narratives that challenge how we communicate science to our audiences.
David O’Doherty: Tiny Piano Man
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre is pleased to announce the arrival of hilariously funny David O'Doherty as he takes to the TSEAC stage with his show 'Tiny Piano Man'.
The dishevelled prince of €10 eBay keyboards tries to make you feel alive with a new pageant of laughter, song and occasionally getting up from a chair. It’s gonna be a big one!
Star of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Live At The Apollo (BBC) and Along For the Ride with David O’Doherty (Channel 4).
Over four decades since the band performed their legendary weekly three night residency in the Baggot Inn and just short of forty years from the release of the “genre defining” instrumental album The Storm, traditional Irish band Moving Hearts are delighted to announce that they are set to return once more to play the 3Olympia Theatre on 10th December 2023.
Following their 2 sold-out shows in The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre earlier this year with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the band returns to the familiar surroundings of the 3Olympia for a night of blistering music with the much loved li
Like the legendary Vicar Street shows have become an unmissable event in the Damo live calendar.We are delighted to announce that Damo will be performing 6 shows.
2023 will also see new releases, the first new tracks since 2018’s Union collaboration album
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