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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

Jimmy’s Hall

Abbey Theatre

Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the villa

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Big Grill Festival

Herbert Park

Ireland’s first ever international BBQ festival, a celebration of the art of cooking with fire & smoke, comes to the leafy surrounds of Herbert Park this August 17th-20th 2017 The Big Grill will allow you to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of BBQ’ing grilling, smoking, meats and delicacies from around the globe, all washed down with a choice craft beer or cider. There will be demos & workshops from well known chefs, chilli eating challenge, childrens play area with entertainment, a grand BBQ cook-off and loads more.

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Dublin Quays Festival

Various Locations

The Dublin Quays Festival will take place in seven venues: The Workmans Club, The Sound House, The Liquor Rooms, The Grand Social, The Wiley Fox, Sin E and Bagots Hutton. The Festival was set up in order to provide the city centre with an equivalent to the summer festivals taking place in less urban location during the summer. The Dublin Quays Festival also intends to curate 'afternoons of spoken word, cultural talks, literary events, pop up performances and club nights.' The lineup includes Old Hannah from the wild west of Ireland, songstress Cat Dowling, Wicklow’s Birds Of Olympus,

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Dublin Live Art Festival

The Complex

Following our focus on diversity in last years DLAF, in 2017 Dublin Live Art Festival will focus on ideas of unity and the commonalities we share through our exciting programme – Come Together. DLAF17 will invite artists who are connected through subject, vision and context along with artists whose practice crosses over into mainstream media, entertainment and culture presenting exciting and stimulating visual, sonic and embodied performance experiences to a new Dublin audience. In Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 we will continue to bring artists whose work had never been shown in Ireland a

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Once

Olympia Theatre

Once is a funny, moving and life-affirming love story with glorious music… and the city’s only on-stage bar. Where else can you walk onto the set of one of Dublin’s most beautiful and historic theatres; it’s a ‘once’ in a lifetime experience. Based on the movie sensation of the same name, written and directed by John Carney (Sing Street, Begin Again, Once), the show features music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, and a Tony award-winning book by Enda Walsh. Once is about the power of music and following your dreams, wherever they may take you. The stunnin

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Mill Theatre

Directed by Kate Canning, Wilde’s superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language – the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity can still make you laugh out loud. Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell. PERFORMANCE DATES: Th

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Summer Family Fun Day

Temple Bar

During three Saturdays in August (12th, 19th & 26th) Crampton Court will be transformed into a family fun area. Kids, adults and Doggies, will be able to enjoy different activities, including live Music with The Pale, Call The Dancers and Jambo Jambo, ballet Classes, folk Dancing Classes, Scooby Box Doggie Dancing Competition, kids art and book corner, free treats and eats & more. Activities will begin at 11am and run until 3pm every saturday. Come around and join us for some fun with all your family!

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How to make an App

Makeshop, Lincoln Place

The modern smartphone has more computing power than NASA had when they put Apollo 11 on the moon, but your smartphone probably hasn't done anything quite so remarkable... yet! The humble 'app' has come a long way since clunky 20th century computers. They can now be found on everything from watches to fridges, and there's never been a better time to learn how to make your own. Course Dates: Monday, August 14th, 2017 - 18:00 - 20:00 Monday, August 21st, 2017 - 18:00 - 20:00 Monday, August 27th, 2017 - 18:00 - 20:00 This premium course will walk participants through the design, d

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How to Make a Website

Makeshop, Lincoln Place

If you’re considering learning how to code in 2017 then this is the workshop for you. From architects to zoologists, almost everyone has a website these days, isn’t it time you made the leap from browser to builder? Whether you want to promote a business, event or club - or if you just enjoy the challenge of learning something new - our relaxed workshops will show you how the web is made. Being a course about websites, you’ll be provided with lots of online resources. Every week as new topics are introduced you’ll get plenty of helpful practice problems to keep you going between eac

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The Rivals

Smock Alley Theatre

Smock Alley Theatre presents as its eighth in-house production, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners, The Rivals. The wealthy Lydia Languish, brought up on romance novels, is searching for a suitor and only a poor man will do, so it is no wonder she falls for the penniless Beverley. However her formidable aunt Mrs. Malaprop, through a series of hilarious blunders, raises serious objections to Lydia’s choice. As a play where people pretend to be someone they’re not in order to win the day, where appearances are over-valued and realities ignored, The Rivals continues

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Riverdance

Gaiety Theatre

Riverdance returns home to Dublin to the Gaiety Theatre from 21st June to 3rd September 2017. For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, t

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The Great Gatsby

Gate Theatre

The Gate is open as audiences dance into one of Jay Gatsby’s legendary parties. For summer 2017 only, the seats will be removed from the auditorium, and the chandeliers lowered, transforming the beautiful theatre space into the Gatsby Mansion with all its decadent opulence and atmosphere. Building on the Gate tradition of ‘page to stage’, this production will give the legendary 1920’s jazz age story a whole new spin offering a portal into Fitzgerald’s novel. Alexander Wright’s interactive, narrative led, freeform immersive experience played to great success in the UK, and he

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Sound Check

Science Gallery

What do amps and alloys, 3D printers and piccolos have in common? How does your favourite tune sound when it’s played on a physically impossible instrument? Can we invent or hack together instruments that will open up unheard sounds and be used in the music of tomorrow? At SOUND CHECK, the summer exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, everyone can make music. Visitors will become performers alongside hackers, designers and scientists, inventing new instruments and collaborating to explore the outer edge of tomorrow’s sound. Join us at the launch party to explo

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National Heritage Week

Various Locations

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. National Heritage

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India Day

Farmleigh House & Estate

India Day is a commemoration of the Indian Independence Day (15th August, 1947). This is the 3rd India Day celebration at Farmleigh Estate & will feature an array of spectacular performances of traditional Indian song, dance, music and folk culture of various states of India. This year the event will include a variety of Indian craft exhibitions and showcase Indian cuisine. The event will also celebrate harmonious integration of over 30,00000 members of Indian diaspora in Irish society, culture and economy. INDIA DAY celebration is supported by the Indian Embassy in Ireland, OPW, Dublin

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Within a Mile of Dublin (part 1)

ITMA

Songs & Tunes live from ITMA is the first of a two-part live radio broadcast from ITMA on Merrion Square in association with Near FM & Phoenix FM Featuring: Aidan Connolly, fiddle, Dublin Liam McGonigle, button accordion, Mayo Nellie Weldon, singer, Dublin These events are taking place during Heritage Week 2017. The Irish Traditional Music Archive – Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann – is a national reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland.

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Outdoor Movies in the Park

Marlay Park

Outdoor Movies in the Park is back for its annual series of fantastic films in Marlay Park on Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th 2017. We will be presenting a great mix of movies with some classics, recent hits and family favourites in the beautiful surroundings of the lawn at the back of Marlay Park House. Not only will all screenings be free of charge to enter but our screen, which at 646 square feet is as big as a good size apartment, will shown everything in the highest definition possible. Why not bring a picnic and blankets to have all the comforts of home in Dún Laoghaire-R

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IRONMAN 70.3

Dublin City/Dun Laoghaire

Swim. Bike. Run. With Dublin’s reputation as one of the most hospitable cities in the world, IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin is sure to be an incredible athlete and spectator experience. Dublin has a great sporting heritage through Irish sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football who stage their annual championships at Croke Park, along with one of the top European rugby teams, international running events, and even a stage of the Giro d’Italia. IRONMAN will add to this sporting pedigree and combine both the best athletes in the world with newcomers to the sport. For Traffic information please links be

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Opera in the Open

Amphitheatre, Wood Quay

Opera in the Open is an initiative of Dublin City Council that presents live performances of operatic work in the open air in Dublin City Centre This much loved annual opera season takes place every Thursday during the month of August at the Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. August 24th Gianni Schicchi (Giacomo Puccini) As Buoso Donati lies dead in his curtained four-poster bed, his relatives gather round to mourn his passing, but are really more interested in learning the contents of his will. They find that he has left all his money to a Monastery.

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Happenings: The Wizard of Oz

Merrion Square Park

Do you ever wish you could bring your dog to the cinema ? Well now’s your chance! In celebration of The Doggie Do on September the 10th, Happenings in partnership with Dublin City Council present the open-air cinema screening of The Wizard of Oz on the 24th of August in Merrion Square at 8pm. A musical fantasy for all ages, The Wizard of Oz was introduced to us in 1939, a story of a young girl who befriends a scarecrow, tin man and lion on the her way to the Emerald City. Join us on a journey down the yellow brick road on the 24th of August in Merrion Square, where we would love fo

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Dalkey Lobster Festival

Dalkey

The Dalkey Lobster Festival takes place in the chilled out village of Dalkey. The festival presents a fusion of local seafood with the best of current global jazz musicians and lots of fun events for all the family to enjoy. There are lots of free events on throughout the day. It’s a fantastic weekend for all the family. So come along and enjoy some crab, lobster and all that jazz. The Dalkey Lobster festival is the perfect fusion of the best local food, top jazz acts and great entertainment. Lots of great seafood available And of course delicious lobster too!

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Kilmainham / Inchicore Community Festival

Kilmainham/Inchicore

The Kilmainham/Inchicore Community Festival is a collaboration between the Kilmainham Arts Club/Festival and Inchicore-based groups and showcases the talents of the people of the area and encourages all to enjoy the wonderful resources that the area has to offer. We’ve joined forces to offer a wide variety of events including: an architectural walking tour, ‘Ideal World’ group art exhibition, a powerful one-man play ‘Trilogy’, an exciting spoken word event, music, children’s activities and film screenings of documentaries made by local film makers. These events are all free and

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ShipItCon 2017

Mansion House

ShipItCon is a community event for engineers involved in the building and deployment of software. This is a non-profit event, organised by volunteers and any remaining funds will be donated to a local charity. ShipItCon's Platinum sponsors are Demonware, DIGIT Game Studios, and Workday.

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Charolais

Axis Theatre

A surreal, black comedy of love, longing and one woman's intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. Set on a farm in rural Ireland, Siobhan is forced to share the affections of her farmer boyfriend with the other women in his life - a sneering mother-in-law figure, and a sexy French cow. This is a muddy place of simmering desire, mixing the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex. Developed as part of Show In A Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

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IFI Family Festival

Irish Film Institute

Round off your family summer with some of our great festival films! In our animal-packed programme, we have talking cats, teaching frogs, racing buffaloes and loyal dogs. There are fierce wolves and very big elephants too. Our film adventures come from around the world, so we’ve some special guests to help with subtitles if you need them, and a chance for you to read and swap stories too!

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Ukulele Hooley

Dún Laoghaire

The Ukulele Hooley is Ireland's national ukulele festival in the lovely seaside town of Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin over the weekend of August 26/27 2017. Among the many artists who’ve appeared at the Ukulele Hooley are Belgium’s Winin’ Boys, Ukulele ZaZa, Minnie & The Illywhackers, Del Rey, Andy Eastwood, Peter Moss, Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave, Janet Klein, France’s Les Poupees Gonflee, Fred Sokolow, Shine (from Spain), Gus and Finn Trio, Ukulele Red & Li’l Mamie Brown, The East River String Band, Ireland’s West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, Ukeristic Congress and Aisling

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Within a Mile of Dublin (Part 2)

ITMA

Songs & Tunes live from ITMA is the second of a two-part live radio broadcast from ITMA on Merrion Square in association with Near FM & Phoenix FM Featuring: Liam O'Brien, concertina, Clare (TG4 2017 Young Musician of the Year) Brid O'Donohue, flute/whistle, Clare Barry Gleeson, singer, Dublin This event is taking place during Heritage Week 2017 and in association with Merrion Square Open Day. The Irish Traditional Music Archive – Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann – is a national reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland

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Living in Victorian Dublin: Free Seminar

City Hall

Living In Victorian Dublin is a free full day seminar exploring a wide range of contrasting topics relating to this influential era in Dublin’s history including architecture, tenements, bourgeoisie homes, and homelessness. Confirmed speakers include Michael Barry, Dr. Jacinta Prunty, Dr. Susan Galavan, Barry Kennerk, and Elizabeth Smith. Full program details will be published closer to date at www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie The Seminar is organised by Dublin City Archives for Heritage Week 2017 and as part of the 2017 Community Heritage Grants Scheme.

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Dublin Fun Fest

Smithfield Square

The fun, party atmosphere of Summer ’17 is coming to Smithfield Square with Dublin Fun Fest, a family friendly celebration of the last weekend of the summer holidays, on Sunday 27th August 2017. Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this event offers FREE entertainment all day long and is the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends. Highlights • Street Games • Kiddies Fun Decathlon • Inflatable Games • Face painting • Dance Performances • Sports including boxing demonstrations • Food stalls

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Blanchardstown Family Fun Day

Millennium Park

Join us in Millennium Park, Blanchardstown for our annual FREE Family Fun Day. It promises to be a fun filled afternoon for all the family with crazy golf, face painting, bouncy castles and lots more. So come along and join the fun, there will be something for everyone.

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Dublin City Triathlon

Phoenix Park

Triathletes, grab your bike, swimming togs and running shoes, because the Dublin City Triathlon is calling. Depending on your experience, you can choose from three races: there’s the Olympic option with a 1500-metre swim, 40km on the bike, and a 10km run to finish off. For those who like the variety of a triathlon without the daunting distances, there is a sprint option, with 750km in the water, 20km on bicycle, and a 5km run at the end. If the final sprint isn’t for you, maybe you’d be up for the Aquabike option, with a 1500m swim and 40km bike ride. The Phoenix Park-based cycle

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Fore-plays

Civic Theatre

Join Aois Nua as we portray a round of independent pieces this coming September. Foreplay(s) is a collection of four different original pieces written by four of our own writers that combine comedy and drama to reveal our perspectives on life, love and human relationships. These pieces will make you laugh and cry through relatable circumstances along with quirky scenarios. Our show is comprised of four carefully chosen pieces which include three short plays and one long play that explore friendships, relationships and even the hatred in between. This show is bound to be an evening of fun and e

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

National Concert Hall

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor & Gautier Capuçon, cello Peteris Vasks Cantabile Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 For the opening concert in our 2017/18 International Concert Series we welcome the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its exciting new Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. The CBSO has a remarkable record in identifying great young conducting talent and this most recent appointment continues the trend. At the age of 29, she has already enjoyed meaningful and lasting relationships with top orchestras all

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#1stFriBrekkie

DDDA Building

Do not miss out on a morning of strong coffee, great networking and the best Brekkie in Dublin city. Ciara Clancy, CEO and Founder of Beats Medical, will talk to us.

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Emerald Haze-Heavy Psych Festival

Voodoo Lounge

EMERALD HAZE, Dublin’s brand new heavy psych festival, takes place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September 2017 over two adjacent venues - Smithfield’s Voodoo Lounge and On The Rox. Performers will be a mix of Irish and international headline acts, alongside established and emerging talent from Ireland and abroad. EMERALD HAZE is a not-for-profit venture, supported by Dublin City Council. Heavy psych in Ireland Heavy psych is a phrase used to encompass a wide range of related styles. From its origins in the 1960s, when the likes of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin turned their amplifi

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Grant Thornton Run

Dublin Docklands

The Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge, run in association with Athletics Ireland and Athletics Northern Ireland, is aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Grant Thornton’s support also makes a positive difference to young, promising athletes with event organisers Athletics Ireland channelling funds raised from these races into their Junior High Performance programme which enables these emerging athletes to fulfil their potential. In addition, 10% of each entry fee will go to Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children who

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Irish Craft Beer Festival

RDS

Ireland's largest celebration of Irish craft brewing returns to RDS - featuring live music, fabulous Irish artisan food, 200+ beers, ciders, whiskeys and a few cocktails, many of which are available only at the festival!

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Words on the Street

Various Locations

Join us for a literary evening, listening to well known personalities such as Sharon Ní Bheoláin, Bryan Murray, Rick O’Shea, Johnny Ward and Katherine Lynch read from translated works of European literature. We’ll also be joined by UK author Kit de Waal, who will read from her novel My Name is Leon. Venues are: Abbey Presbyterian Church, Belvedere College, Belvedere School, the James Joyce Centre, Dublin Writers Museum and Poetry Ireland The first reading is at 6.30pm with readings every half hour after, the final one  at 9pm. This event is in partnership with Alliance

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re:publica

Light House Cinema

Come and re:connect EUROPE with us! Join the second edition of re:publica in Ireland. After a first, very successful re:publica in Dublin in 2016, we’re at it again: Let the journey begin! Under the re:connecting EUROPE motto, we’re launching a field trip from the north of Europe to the south. It gets rolling on September 7 and 8 2017 in the Irish capital. The first #rpDUB felt quite a bit like the first re:publica in Berlin. There was lots of room for discussions and a great exchange with the Irish digital community. Participate and get a part of re:publica with our Call f

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The Franchise Show 2017

Royal Dublin Society, Anglesea Rd, Dublin 4

Visit the Franchise Show Dublin - this is your chance to receive independent advice & answers to your franchising questions from Franchise industry experts. This will be available in the advice zone throughout the duration of the event, offering free and unbiased advice on any aspect of franchising. So, whatever your query, you can find the answers here. The Franchise Industry has recently boomed, and is now ripe with opportunities for franchise first-timers and for hardened business owners looking to expand their business portfolio. Thousands of people are discovering why Franchising

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Music in Monkstown Festival

Monkstown Parish Church

Music in Monkstown is the brain-child of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra's principal clarinetist and Monkstown resident John Finucane, supported by other enthusiastic local music lovers. After three incredibly successful years, MIM will back from 8 - 10 September 2017 for its fourth festival. Our aim has always been to offer to the people of Monkstown and surrounding areas chamber music of the highest international standard and this year is no exception. Five fantastic concerts, each with a different outlook on the world of music and each one brought to your doorstep! Music in Monkst

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The Golden Age of Big Band Vegas

Draíocht

A Larger than life show, a Larger than life Band and a Larger than life era. Las Vegas due to its very nature has been a melting pot for musicians and acts from the early 1940’s to the present day. Legendary acts such as The Rat Pack, Louis Prima, Elvis Presley, Liberace and much more have all been a huge part of the city's history. The Ultimate Big Band Show are bringing that history back to life with this explosive new show. From the lonely corner Jazz club to the heyday of the legendary Sands Hotel Ballroom to today’s MGM Grand Arena, this scene was and is one of the most exciting m

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Dublin City Liffey Swim

River Liffey

The Dublin City Liffey Swim is unique in that Dublin is the only capital country in Europe to have a swimming race through the middle of the city. The Dublin City Liffey Swim is the highlight of the open sea swimming season and in particular for the native Dubliners there is something special about being able to swim down the Liffey. This also provides a great spectacle for the Dublin public who line the quays, boardwalks and bridges along the mile and a quarter course to catch a glimpse of this unique event.

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The Great Pink Run

Phoenix Park

Breast Cancer Ireland’s Great Pink Run with Avonmore Slimline Milk – Saturday 9th September 2017 in the Phoenix Park. With a 10k Challenge with Irish Olympian, Sonia O Sullivan, setting the pace as well as a 5k Fun Run, Jog or Walk the dog, there IS something for everyone, men, women and children as everyone knows someone who has been affected. This is a great way to come out and show your support and help us in our Race for a Cure. With 1 in 9 women developing the disease in their lifetime, everybody knows someone that has been affected, whether a family relative, friend, or member

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Dublin Fringe Festival

Various Locations

Fringe is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round organisation focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts from Irish and international makers. The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms and offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector. Followed by fans and first timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 30,000 spectators for 16 days and

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Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

Grand Canal Dock

The IDBA in conjunction with Plurabelle Paddlers are holding their 7th international dragon boat regatta in Dublin, Ireland's capital city. Teams are invited to take part in a fun filled day of dragon boat racing. NO previous experience is required. We will provide the equipment and helms, you just provide the paddlers and drummer. Dragon boating-one of the largest team sports in the world today. It's 20 paddlers, a drummer and a helm per boat to stay fit, healthy and have fun!

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Fessef Parade

Parnell Square

FESSEF aims to increase public awareness of the role played by the security and emergency services in protecting the safety and security of the state’s citizens and the protection of the state itself. Services that will participate on the day include; • Defence Forces, • An Garda Síochána, • The fire Brigade, • The Ambulance services, • Irish Prison Service, • Irish Coast Guard, • Defence Force Veterans’ Associations (ONET & IUNVA) • RNLI, • Customs • Civil Defence, • Red Cross, • Airport Police and Fire Service.

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The Doggie Do

Herbert Park

Doggie Do 2017 will offer an afternoon packed with events, appealing both to those who like to play dress-up and those who don’t all in the beautiful surroundings of Herbert Bark, Dublin 4. The glamour event of the day is of course,  The Dog of Dublin, a canine costume competition, culminating with the crowning of the ‘Dog of Dublin 2017’. If your dog likes to show off and you like to express yourselves in costumes enter now! 'The Cultured Canine' tent returns this year after a great success in 2016. It should come as no surprise that a lot of people in the arts community are as

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New Now Next: Winy Maas

The Printworks, Dublin Castle

New Now Next, our popular architecture talks series, is back for a fifth year. Curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation and sponsored by ARUP, the purpose of this free event is to bring inspirational speakers to Dublin to excite and inspire audiences who are interested in the design and construction of buildings and cities. It’s about disseminating NEW Ideas, regarding contemporary issues relevant NOW that can impact on the sustainability of NEXT generations. On September 13 we have the return Winy Maas to Dublin, who was last here ten years ago at the invitation of the Irish Architec

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Get Connected with Pervasive Nation

Croke Park

This is your opportunity to learn how our Pervasive Nation network can help with your Internet of Things research and innovation. The half-day event will include case studies to illustrate how SMEs, start-ups, industry, academics, and researchers are already making use of our Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN). We will also include a walk-through demonstration of how sensors can easily be added to the network. Pervasive Nation is operated by CONNECT - the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks at Trinity College Dublin - and is a resource for academic research an

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Oktoberfest Dublin

George’s Dock

When would you get the chance to sing and dance along to an authentic Bavarian Brass Band on your lunch break? Well, now you can from Thursday, 14th September to Sunday, 1st October. Come on down to Oktoberfest in George's Dock and listen to the traditional Bavarian band Mostland Stürmer followed by a Bavarian DJ playing traditional music from the region. EVENINGS: Wind down after a busy day with the Bavarian band Mostland Stürmer and enjoy some excellent Erdinger Weiss Beer and some German sausages from the charcoal barbecue. Like all live bands they will need a little break and we will

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Tommy Tiernan – Under The Influence

Vicar Street

As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. The political and the personal are all up for grabs as the only goal of the evening is laughter. Let our struggles be mocked and our cares abandoned. Allow yourself be guided by a language loving and theatrical performer with a half thought out plan, no professional qualifications and a mouth with a mind of its own. Can you trust him? To be silly, yes. To behave, no. Like a bus conductor standing in front of an orchestra with a spoon in one hand and air horn in th

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Park(ing) Day Dublin

Dublin

Park(ing) Day was started by Rebar in 2005 in San Francisco. We are turning car parking spaces into public parks, games or art installations for one day every year in September. Park(ing) Day is "intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, unscripted social interactions, generosity and play." -Rebar Park(ing) Day is about re-imagining how we see our city, one parking space at a time. It's a simple, fun concept. For a single day, on-street car parking spaces around the city will be transformed into imaginative public spaces instead. Artists, designers, urban, enviro

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Irish Design Awards 2017

Meeting House Square

The annual IDI Irish Design Awards event, hosted by the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), will take place on FRIDAY 15th September 2017. Award winners will be announced at this gala ceremony. This is the 19th Annual Irish Design Awards, recognising, celebrating and promoting exemplary design vision, uncovering emerging talent and honouring outstanding achievement across all disciplines of Design in Ireland.

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Fingal Fleadh & Fair

Swords Castle

The inaugural Fingal Fleadh and Fair will take place this September 15th -17th in Swords, Co. Dublin as part of the Fingal County Council Creative Ireland Programme for 2017. This event celebrates the strong tradition of music in the Fingal community and will be centred around tuition, participation and performance. The weekend will feature Free Workshops, Concerts and Talks by some of the biggest names in Traditional Irish Music. Swords Castle will be at the heart of the event, opening with a very special concert featuring Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker and A Stór Mo Chr

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The Rainbow Run

Dún Laoghaire west pier

The Rainbow Run is now one of Ireland's BIGGEST fun runs! In its 4th year now, this unique run involves participants of all abilities and ages being doused from head to toe with coloured powder paint while they run, jog or walk our beautiful route along Dun Laoghaire’s West Pier on 16th September 2017. The Rainbow Run is entirely focussed on FUN so there is no competitive atmosphere, no recorded times and no age restrictions, all that matters is that you enjoy yourself and finish covered in loads of colour! You can be an Olympic athlete or someone entering a run for the first time in your

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BlueFire Street Fest

Smithfield Square

The annual BlueFire Street Fest is back and bigger than ever on September 16th in Smithfield Square for a colourful celebration of diversity! It's a very special year for us as we will be celebrating the festival's 5th birthday! Get ready for a fun-filled day featuring some of Ireland's best musicians, artists and street performers. Lots of different activities like youth talks and dance workshops will be taking place through the day so there is really something for everyone. The best part? It's absolutely FREE!

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SaaStock – SaaS Conference Dublin

RDS

We believe that when the SaaS community comes together the result will be a mutual improvement. That's why we built SaaStock. Join us for SaaStock 2017 in Dublin Ireland: Grow your network Leverage the community of 1500 leading SaaS Founders and Investors" 3 days, 3 stages, 100 speakers, in one city. Turn your SaaS up to eleven! The networking, the learning, the demoing, the deal making, the investing. SaaS.City Lots of fringe events to choose from across the City as a precursor to SaaStock. Think of it as the SaaStock ice breaker. Learn Learn how to build a leading category

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46th World Congress on Microbiology

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Conference Series takes immense pleasure in inviting the scientists, researchers, professors, delegates across the continents to its upcoming “World Congress on Microbiology.” Conference Series organizes about over 1000 Global Events which are inclusive of the 400+ Conferences, 300+ Workshops and about 300+ Symposiums every year throughout the world- across USA, Europe & Asia-Pacific with the support of over 1000 scientific societies, while having already published about more than 500 Open access journals containing over 50,000 eminent and reputed scientists as editorial board membe

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Dublin Podcast Festival

Various Locations

For those who love listening to podcasts, and people who haven't discovered them yet, there’s a brand new festival coming to town! HeadStuff and Aiken Promotions are thrilled to present the first Dublin Podcast Festival. This inaugural festival will bring 10 nights of headliner shows, live podcasts, comedy showcases, discussions and workshops taking place in various venues across Dublin city. The rise of the podcast as a form of both entertainment and education has been phenomenal. Join us at the Dublin Podcast Festival as we celebrate the podcasting world and connect fans with the people

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Secure Computing Forum 2017

Aviva Stadium

Now in its fifth year the Secure Computing Forum is Ireland’s largest conference dedicated to cyber security and provides a platform aimed at fostering dialogue amongst key security players in Ireland. Cybercrime has changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organisations are attacked. As cyber threats increase in sophistication targeting both people and companies, organisations must evolve to remain one step ahead of the threats. These threats, and the cyber-criminals behind them, are experts at remaining hidden from traditional security while exhibiting an intelli

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Culture Night

Various Locations

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 22nd September 2017. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge. Culture Night is a free, country-wide event, on Sep 22 2017, that promotes culture and the e

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Startup Weekend EDU Dublin

Udemy Ireland

What is Startup Weekend Education ? Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation. Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to put your idea into action within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to... • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship • learn the process of going from concept to creation • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Dublin, Ireland • join or b

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Dublin VegFest

Griffith College Campus

Dublin Vegfest is back bigger and better than ever. This year’s 2 day event happens in September 23rd & 24th. With new large outdoor areas, a new Speakers area, Vegan Food Village, Chill Zone, amazing food, Live music, Demo's, Great talks, Cruelty Free products, Yoga, Super Foods, movies and lots more ! you don't need to be vegan to hang out enjoying amazing plant based foods, health talks,cruelty free natural products, live music or a performance among a super friendly crowd. Dublin Vegfest is Ireland’s largest vegan food & lifestyle event. A celebration, full of stalls offerin

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Ennio Morricone

3Arena

World famous Italian film composer Ennio Morricone announced today that he will perform a farewell concert at Dublin’s 3Arena on Saturday 23 September.He will not return again as he turns ninety years of age this year. The Maestro says: “I have been moved by the passion for my music and the appreciation shown by Irish audiences on previous visits. I must play one final show in Dublin before I retire. I expect this to be an emotional and very special evening for all". The announcement follows a hugely successful European arena tour last year, which featured an unforgettable sold out 3

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Great Dublin Bike Ride

Starts at Smithfield

Sport Ireland, in conjunction with Cycling Ireland has teamed up with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and Fingal County Council for the Great Dublin Bike Ride, which will be held on the 24th September in Dublin. It is a bike ride for all abilities novice to expert. 60km or 100km routes. This event will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport. The event will offer a challenging 100km route for experienced riders and a 60km route for beginners or those looking for a slightly less strenuous day in the saddle. Great Dubl

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Dublin Theatre Festival

Various Locations

This year Dublin Theatre Festival is celebrating 60 years with 18 days of Irish and international world-class theatre from 28 September – 15 October. Established in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is Europe’s longest running theatre festival, and runs for 3 weeks each autumn. 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. Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 will take place from September 28 – October 15. At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stor

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Hard Working Class Heroes

Various Locations

HWCH is an annual music showcase and convention in Dublin's city centre and will host some of the best up-and-coming Irish artists alongside a series of daytime events for professional development, including panel discussions, workshops, mentor sessions and showcases.

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Dublin Festival of History

Various Locations

The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate in the late Autumn. Previous speakers include: Jung Chang, Alison Weir, Tom Holland, Simon Schama, Peter Frankopan, Richard Evans, Charles Spencer, Hew Strachan, Peter Snow and many more. The fifth Dublin Festival of History will take place from 29th September to 14th October 2017. This

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ConneXions

Richmond Barracks

As new technologies are shaping our lives and environment, they have already entered our cities and started to deeply change the way we live in them. ConneXions is a two-day free event which concentrates on digital technology, culture and education in France and Ireland. It brings together French and Irish professionals, investors, students, accelerators and companies from these fields around the general topic of Digital & Creative City. Cities are the perfect field to develop creative and innovative ideas through digital technology but what will the city of tomorrow be like? What ty

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PM Summit

Citywest Hotel

PM Summit is an annual event that takes place in Dublin, Ireland catering for a global community of project, programme and portfolio managers in both traditional and agile methodologies. Unlike other project management events, the PM Summit caters to all sectors of industry, from engineering to pharmaceutical, from government bodies to IT. We are a gathering of eclectic project managers looking beyond our industries to experience and explore new ideas from other sectors. By bringing together as diverse a group of project management professionals as possible, we create a unique opportunity f

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Busker Fleadh 2017

Smithfield Square

A variety of busking acts from around the country performed in Smithfield Square on Sunday 8th October as part the Busker Fleadh! Organised by Dublin City Council, this free family event showcases the best of independent music and performance in an electrifying atmosphere. Last year the line up of performers covered a range of genres, ages and nationalities, from folk band Sonnets and Sisters to 14-year-old Mullingar native Ashley Tubridy and Australian artist Sam Brittain. High Hopes Choir, Ireland’s first choir for homeless people, also made a special appearance on the square treating t

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Responsible Innovation Summit

Croke Park

We have the ambition to bring innovation, social, and environmental factors under one roof to generate positive real life changes. Here, leading thinkers can get together to share ideas that matter in any discipline regarding future-shaping concepts. Our focus is to empower leaders to find new ways on how they can to turn actual challenges into responsible solutions. The aim of this international conference is to introduce responsible innovation as an adaptable business concept. Exciting conversations, workshops and case studies are going to take place to inspire and activate innovation lea

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Trinity Evening Lecture Series: English Literature 2017

Trinity College

This course will provide an introduction to major authors of poetry, drama and prose through close examination of selected texts, chosen from among those prescribed for the Leaving Certificate. The course will be of special interest to teachers and pupils preparing for the examination but the lectures will be directed towards a more general audience as well. Date: There will be ten weekly lectures beginning on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Time: All lectures take place from 7 pm to 8 pm Venue: All lectures take place in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin •

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Red Line Book Festival

Various Locations

The Red Line Book Festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated or even just thought! We provide a programme of events and workshops that appeal to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults and casual readers to book worms. Our line-up of events covers areas such as history, drama, poetry, music and literature. Do not be put off attending if you are not a big reader! You don't have to read to be inquisitive and that is what this festival is all about. Fuelling the imaginations of people who are eager to learn and explore

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Connect17

RDS

CONNECT17 is a LIVE 360° view over Irelands’ events industry, featuring 290 event suppliers from hotels, venues, entertainers, activity providers, artisan producers and the latest in event technology and design. If organising events is what you do, this is an unmissable event to help you plan and enhance your next 12 months of event activity. CONNECT17 is a ground breaking incubator of innovative Ireland under one roof. It’s not just a powerful showcase, it is a place to network, a place to do business, a place to learn and a place to be inspired.

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Greek Film Festival

Various Locations

The third Dublin Greek Film Festival will present features, documentaries and short films along with special events in top cultural venues of Dublin. 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. Apart from showing movies we run events introducing Greek culture.

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Jobs Expo Dublin 2017

Cusack suite

The twelth bi-annual Jobs Expo will be held at Dublin’s Croke Park Conference Centre, Cusack Suite, St Josephs Avenue on Saturday 21st October 2017 from 10am to 4pm. Established as Ireland’s largest recruitment fair, Jobs Expo Dublin features hundreds of active job opportunities at home and abroad and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. With economic recovery underway and increasing levels of competition for jobs and employment, Jobs Expo Dublin 2017 will provide job seekers with real opportunities to find new employment. What can you expect at Jobs

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European Cyber Threat Summit

The Helix

Now in our seventh year, this year's Cyber Threat Summit will have a very European focus. The largest event of it's kind, it will attract cyber security experts from all over Europe to discuss all aspects of cyber security including issues such as GDPR, the NIS Directive and of course BREXIT. We have three distinct streams running concurrently; "Strategic", "Operational" and "Technical". 2017 will also see the introduction of a Cyber Startup Zone giving innovators a chance to shine and network with potential investors. Women in Cyber, the Safety of Children, the Cyber Skills Gap and Ireland'

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Bram Stoker Festival

Various Locations

The sixth Bram Stoker Festival will take place from Friday 27th to Monday 30th October 2017. The festival takes the legacy of Dublin horror novelist and Dracula author Bram Stoker as inspiration. Get ready for four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures. Bram Stoker Festival is brought to life by Dublin City Council and Failte Ireland. More information coming soon...

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Metropolis Festival

RDS

Metropolis is Irelands first and award winning multi-stage, indoor winter music festival. Metropolis launched in the RDS in November 2015. We created a whole new experience in the Irish festivals, tailored for the Irish weather and the Irish audience. The last two years music has flowed out from bespoke stages housed in multiple warehouse spaces within the RDS, riveting Conversations took place on the stage of the Concert Hall and installations challenged the senses.

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Learn Inbound

Mansion House

Learn Inbound is an inbound marketing training provider based in Dublin, Ireland. We’re dedicated to helping marketers upskill their knowledge in the field of Inbound Marketing through our training events and courses. Join us and enjoy insightful presentations from leading inbound marketing experts. Network with some of the brightest minds in the Inbound Marketing industry and learn about the latest tools, tactics and strategies in content marketing, SEO and more... Enjoy breakfast, lunch, snacks and  free drinks.... You won’t be disappointed. Founded in 2013, our mission has been t

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Coworking Europe 2017

Croke Park

Coworking Europe is a yearly global event bringing together European and global coworking space managers, entrepreneurship activists, nomad and innovation experts, as well as representatives from the public and of the corporate sector. The concept is simple : professionals from different working areas, independent workers, nomad workers and entrepreneurs find themselves in the same physical space to work on their own projects. They don’t only seek to break with their isolation and to find an alternative solution to their home office or to the company office they are used to work from;

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Run In The Dark

Starts at Custom House Quay

Join us and thousands of fellow runners in Dublin to Run in the Dark on Tuesday 14th November and support our ongoing research to find a cure for paralysis. For the first time, Dublin will lead the way of this global event, followed by runs in 40 cities around the world the following night. Take part in this unique multi location event and run in the dark for 5k or 10k. If your trainers are a little dusty you can even walk the route. Everyone who takes part on the night will be playing a big part in finding a cure for paralysis. The Dublin event will leave from Dublin City Centre at 8.00pm

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Feminist Film Festival

The New Theatre

Dublin Feminist Film Festival is an annual event at The New Theatre (all profits go to Sasane Nepal). The 4th DFFF will run in November 2017. You might ask why we need to promote and celebrate women in film (great filmmakers as well as great female characters). Well, here’s some food for thought… *Of the top 2,000 biggest grossing films over the past 20 years… • Women accounted for only 13% of the editors, 10% of the writers and just 5% of the directors • More than three-quarters of the crew have been men, while only 22% were women • Visual effects, usually the largest d

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The Jonathan Swift Festival

Various Locations

Join us this November to celebrate the life and work of Ireland’s most popular author. Listen to ballads from 300 years ago, take walking tours around Swift’s Dublin, watch a theatrical performance or sit down to eat a dinner in the beautiful surrounds of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Immerse yourself in Swift's life and work, and hear from contemporary writers, musicians, historians and performers taking up Swift's challenge to "Go, traveller, and imitate if you can this earnest and dedicated champion of liberty." The Jonathan Swift Festival is run by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

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VisitDublin.com is Dublin’s official tourism information website providing comprehensive information to inspire holidaymakers to visit Ireland’s vibrant capital city, assist with trip planning and offer the most up to date relevant information to you during your stay. Search See & Do for a comprehensive listing of information on things to do in Dublin, accommodation, the best nightlife, special offers, events and a whole lot more. Browse Insider Tips and be inspired to explore Dublin with top tips, suggestions and insider knowledge from the people who know Dublin best. Don’t miss a trick – What's On showcases highlights over the coming three days while My Dublin Map helps you to plan your perfect trip using Pins to save your trip ideas to an interactive map that can be edited, printed or shared with friends.

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Dublin Free Event Guide

The "Dublin Event Guide for Free Events" is a weekly service that provides comprehensive information about all free cultural events in the Greater Dublin area. It consists of this website, an e-mail magazine send to tens of thousands of subscribers and a smartphone web app. This service was started by Joerg Steegmueller in June 2007 as an e-mail to about 10 of his friends to let them know about a small amount of interesting free events in Dublin. They told their friends, more people got interested and now more than 22,000 readers get the e-mail magazine every week. The service is provided completely free of charge and the cost for it is covered by Joerg Steegmueller, a number of sponsors and through voluntary donations from subscribers. In October 2014, Eventbrite - the online ticketing service that allows event organizers to plan, set up ticket sales and promote events - came on board as a main sponsor.

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CultureFox

Culturefox.ie an online guide to Irish cultural events, brought to you by the Arts Council. It is designed to be as useful as possible for anyone promoting events, and for the millions of people each year who enjoy Irish culture, at home and abroad. Designed to be fast, beautiful and easy-to-use, culturefox can also be personalised – it will even send you a ‘last-chance’ e-mail when you are about to miss an interesting event!

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