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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

UCD Social Sciences Open Evening

UCD

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

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UEFA Under-21 Euro 2021 Qualifier: Rep. of Ireland vs Sweden

Tallaght Stadium

UEFA Under-21 Euro 2021 Qualifier: Rep. of Ireland vs Sweden. Sitting top of their qualification group, the Republic of Ireland take on Sweden at Tallaght Stadium. Stephen Kenny's side will take on Armenia on November 14th before flying back to Dublin to take on Sweden. Kenny's squad, featuring stars like Southampton striker Michael Obafemi and Liverpool's Caoimhín Kelleher, are looking for all 3 points from the fixture and this promises to be a tie not to miss. Tickets are priced at just €5 for adults, €2 for students/OAPs and FREE for U-16s, FAI & Shamrock Rovers Season Ticket

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Zandra – Queen of Jazz

Smock Alley Theatre

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

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9 to 5 The Musical

BGE Theatre

9 to 5 the Musical - Tumble outta' bed and stumble to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to see Dolly Parton's smash-hit musical starring Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies! Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London's West End, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the 'Q

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IFI French Film Festival

Irish Film Institute

The 2019 IFI French Film Festival, the event’s 20th anniversary edition, is here. Ireland’s largest French cultural event will run for twelve days at the IFI from Wednesday 13th to Sunday 24th November. With 28 features in total, the festival opens with Céline Sciamma’s critically acclaimed Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and closes with Christophe Honoré’s award-winning On a Magical Night. Director Cédric Klapisch, known for such films as L’Auberge espagnol and Paris, will visit the festival to take part in a Q&A following the Irish premiere screening of Someone, Somewhere. Sp

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Dublin Podcast Festival

Various Locations

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

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Halftone

The Library Project

HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland Foundation, hosted every year at The Library Project. Running for a month in this 5th edition, the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene. 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!

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Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

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

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Dundrum On Ice

Dundrum Town Centre

Dundrum On Ice - Dublin's best ice skating venue in Dundrum Town Centre returns for 2019. 500m2 of crisp, white ice in a great new location in Dundrum South to get you skating from Halloween till the New Year. Ice Skating on real ice in Dundrum Town Centre every Winter since 2009. This year the rink is located in Building 5 over the Red Car Park just off the Sandyford Road, or take the Luas exit, beside Boots, on Level 2 from inside the centre. The rink will be open from October 25th right up to January 12th 2020.

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Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference

Croke Park

Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference 2019 - The Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers' annual conference explores the issues and challenges facing today's treasury sector generally, and its treasurer professionals specifically. Interact with key national and international opinion leaders and decision makers. 8:00 Welcome Address. Dympna Donnelly - President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers. 8.10 Conference Chairman – Opening Address. George Lee - Current Affairs Correspondent, RTÉ. 8.15 A Panoramic outlook of Global Markets and Interest Rates in 2020

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Ghost – The Ultimate Tour Named Death

3Arena

Ghost - The Ultimate Tour Named Death After supporting Metallica in Slane Castle last May, Ghost return to Ireland and will bring The Ultimate Tour Named Death to 3Arena Dublin. The tour is in support of Ghost's critically-acclaimed album Prequelle that earned Top 10 status in 15 countries, received a Best Rock Album GRAMMY nomination in the U.S., a Swedish Grammis nomination as Best Hard Rock/Metal Record of the Year, and was named Best Album of 2018 in Kerrang!, Revolver, and Metal Hammer, with Kerrang! readers themselves echoing this sentiment, voting Prequelle winner of Best Album at

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The Jonathan Swift Festival

Various Locations

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

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Dublin Art Book Fair

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

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

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Festival of Politics

Tailors' Hall

Festival of Politics - A time for debate, discussion & raising the roof on political points that keep us talking both at home & abroad. Is our rapacious appetite for flesh leading us to eat our planet to death and might bovine flatulence prove fatal? Should we be considering Cow Taxes rather than Carbon Taxes. The Festival of Politics is back to fearlessly answer these and other questions. Forget about the war of the WAGS, we are here to find out just what a political football the game of soccer really is. Meet the US author who says RFK’s killer Sirhan Sirhan is an Innocent Ma

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Yuleyard

Eatyard

Eatyard presents Yuleyard… Winter Wonderland in the heart of Dublin City. Eatyard will be filled with festive food vendors serving up Christmassy delights. There'll have Box Burger, Lucky Tortoise, Meltdown, Flamin' Marvellous Bratwurst and The Big Blue Bus. The Winter Warmers Bar will be in full swing with mulled wine and hot whiskeys to heat you up during your cosy chats and catch-ups around the wood burning stoves. Explore your adventurous side with the Schweppes Alchemy Bar serving classic and festive cocktails. There'll be pop-up Craft Fair & Farmers' Markets every Saturday &

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UCD Arts & Humanities Open Evening

UCD

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

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Class

Pavilion Theatre

A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers. So are they going to trust this one? And should they? CLASS is an explosive triple-confrontation in a classroom over learning difficulties, love and entitlement. Funny, heartbreaking and beautifully observed, with rave reviews and a sold-out run

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IADT Open Days

IADT

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

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The Winter Wine & Cheese Festival

Jam Park

The Winter Wine & Cheese Festival - Praise Brie! The Wine & Cheese Festival is back, just in time for your Christmas parties and get togethers. We’re taking over Jam Park during November and December, Baby Cheesus and all… Tickets: €15 (or table of 8 group deal €100) – gets you wine on arrival some festive cheesy treats AND... Pop-up wine bars Pop-up cheese shops Brewtonic Winter Warmers bar – all the mulled drinks Eatyard Cheese Shop menu – loads of cheese, fondue, mac and cheese, hamburgers & more Music, entertainment & games Add-ons for y

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Sigrid

3Arena

Sigrid - BBC Sound of 2018 winner and the most exceptional breakout star of the year will play her biggest Irish headline show to date at Dublin's 3Arena. The ground-breaking Norwegian pop star also released the highly-anticipated new single Sucker Punch, following her critically acclaimed RAW EP and incredible jam-packed festival performances at Electric Picnic and Longitude this Summer. Highlighting the breadth of Sigrid's maturing talent and aptitude for song writing, Sucker Punch cements the 22-year-old's rise to pop prominence. From winning the BBC Sound of 2018, to moving Helen Mir

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The Helix Panto – The Three Musketeers

The Helix

The Three Musketeers - TheatreworX Productions return to The Helix this Christmas for the 12th year of Panto fun with this hilarious adaptation. With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from The Helix's hilarious panto! TheatreworX is renowned for its hilarious scripts with the perfect cast resulting in the best family Christmas outing. With audience favourites Aidan Mannion and Colin Hughes returning along with Chris Corroon's Lola amongst others, this year's production is set to tickle the funny bone yet again. Sensory-Friendly Show: Wednesday December 18t

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Whiskey Live Dublin

The Printworks, Dublin Castle

Ireland's premier whiskey tasting event, Whiskey Live Dublin is back once again! This year taking place at our usual destination: The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2, on Friday 22nd November Evening Session (6.00-9.30pm, last pour 9.15pm) and Saturday 23rd November Afternoon Session (1.00-4.30pm, last pour 4.15pm) and Evening Session (5.30-9.00pm, last pour 8.45pm). Showcasing both the long established and new arrivals to the Irish whiskey scene, sample the latest Irish whiskey releases as well as whiskies from across the globe including Scotland, Japan and the U.S.A. Delic

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MoRun Dublin

Phoenix Park

MoRun Dublin - MoRunning is back and without a doubt it will be an epic year to be a MoRunner celebrating our 10 year anniversary with us. With the inclusion of the 1.5km Mini MoRun, as well as a virtual MoRun, we expect to see loads more MoBro's and MoSista's, as well as kids and families enjoying everything MoRunning is about! Good fun, lots of laughs, loads of smiles, high fives and not forgetting the fancy dress and funny moustaches! Timings - Mini MoRun 9.30am | 5k MoRun 10am | 10k MoRun 10.10am. Thank you – together we are changing the face of men's health.

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Trinity Open Day

TCD

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

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Liam Gallagher

3Arena

Liam Gallagher - with special guest Miles Kane. Huge demand for tickets has been a hallmark of Liam's solo career. His debut UK arena tour saw all 100,000 tickets sell out within a morning, while all 40,000 tickets for his Finsbury Park show were snapped up within minutes. Liam Gallagher has announced an extra date at 3Arena on Saturday 23rd November due to demand. Sunday 24th November is sold out.  

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Gaiety Panto – Aladdin

Gaiety Theatre

Aladdin - It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! Take a magical carpet ride to this year's Gaiety Pantomime, Aladdin. An Arabian tale of true love, magic wishes and dastardly dealings, this year's Panto will excite and delight all ages with the extra helping of song, dance, slapstick and laughter that you would come to expect from the Gaiety's festive extravaganza. The mystical 'Cave of Desire' holds the magic lamp that can only be recovered by one of true heart. Our hero Aladdin, is tricked by his devious "Uncle" into retrieving the lamp and we enter a world of wo

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Mac DeMarco

Vicar St

Mac DeMarco Live at Vicar St - with special guests Los Bitchos. De Marco's latest album Here Comes The Cowboy is out now. This is the follow-up to 2017's This Old Dog, which featured "the best romantic tunes the well-known romantic has ever penned" - Entertainment Weekly, Here Comes The Cowboy is the debut release on Mac's Record Label. As described by DeMarco, "This one is my cowboy record. Cowboy is a term of endearment to me, I use it often when referring to people in my life. Where I grew up there are many people that sincerely wear cowboy hats and do cowboy activities. These aren't the

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UCD Computer Science Open Evening

UCD

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

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NCAD Open Day

NCAD

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

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Circus 1903

BGE Theatre

Circus 1903 - Described as "The Greatest Showman meets War Horse", this dazzling show brings all the glamour and romance of the Golden Age of Circus to the stage. Experience all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus when Circus 1903 rolls into the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The show includes sensational life-sized elephants, Peanut and Queenie - undoubtedly the most charming elephants on any stage around the world - stunningly brought to life by puppeteers from War Horse. It boasts a huge cast of jaw-dropping and dangerous acts from all corners of the gl

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National Analytics Summit

The Convention Centre Dublin

The major Analytics and AI event in Dublin in 2019. Speakers from NASA, CERN, Alan Turing Institute, Formula 1, Microsoft, IBM and more.. About this Event The Analytics Institute is delighted to invite you to join over 1,000 fellow professionals for a fascinating day of insights, learning and networking at the National Analytics Summit. We have an incredible line up including global thought leaders from NASA, CERN, ALAN TURING INSTITUTE, FORMULA 1, IBM, MICROSOFT, EY, AIB, ORACLE and ACCENTURE. The Summit takes place in the Main Auditorium of the Convention Centre, Dublin.

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The Moving Crib

St Martin Apostolate

The Moving Crib - A hidden jewel in Dublin's Crown! You know it's really Christmas when you hear mention of The Moving Crib and this year is no different. This wonderful gem will be opened again this year to celebrate its 63rd birthday, having welcomed 23,000 visitors last year, and best of all it's still FREE! The timeless charm of the Crib lives on and has become a nostalgic centrepiece of the Christmas season for many. Enjoy a medley of Biblical, historical and fun stories, competitions, an illusion wall all wrapped up in a blanket of Christmas magic. It is guaranteed festive fun for al

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Taste of Dublin – Festive Edition

RDS

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

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Björk – Cornucopia Tour

3Arena

Björk - Cornucopia Tour. According to Björk, this is her "most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators. Cornucopia is probably as expansive as I will get... an effort to find an equilibrium between all areas." Cornucopia is digital theatre crafted around Björk's most recent album Utopia. The show is created and produced by Björk, with music co-produced by Arca, and the staging directed by film director Lucrecia Martel. The digital visuals are by media artist Tobias Gremmler, co-creative.

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Maynooth University Open Day

Maynooth University

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

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TU Dublin Open Day – City Centre

TU Dublin City Campus

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

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The Lumineers – III World Tour

3Arena

The Lumineers - III World Tour. After the triumph of their UK and US No.1 record, The Lumineers are back with their third studio album, III. A conceptual album presented across three chapters, III is audacious: every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. The album is darker in tone anything they've done before, with each part centring on one main character from a fictitious family known as The Sparks, who span three generations in the album's storyline. Mixing raw emotional themes with their ear-catching melodies, expressive vocals and trade

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Bell X1

Vicar St

Bell X1 - Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings. 2018 witnessed Bell X1, one of Ireland's most treasured bands, celebrate 20 years together with a remarkable five-night sold-out residency at Vicar Street. The band will end 2019 performing their very special Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings show at the venue in November/December. Dowry is the solo project of composer Éna Brennan. "The shows with Dowry strings were such a joy, and we found ourselves imagining what we could do with many more of our songs. So we're going to get into it again with them, and are looking forward to flinging more pain

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All In a Row

River Liffey

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

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Versatile

3Arena

Versatile - Rap group composed of rappers Eskimo Supreme and Casper Walsh as well as their music maker, Evan Kennedy. Versatile are Ireland's most popular homegrown rap group in history. Fresh from their sold out show in The Marquee in Cork (which sold out in under one hour) and their wildly attended main stage play at Longitude Festival, they now announce with pride, the largest ever show of an Irish rap group to date. "…What you can see, in a show like this, is that they have become much more musically sophisticated. They know how to work an audience, in a way that very few outfits do.

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Endgame

Project Arts Centre

Pan Pan present Endgame, by Samuel Beckett. Endgame tells the story of Hamm, a blind man who cannot stand; Clov, his servant, who cannot sit; and Nagg and Nell, Hamm's parents, who have no legs and live in rubbish bins. Ah the old questions, the old answers, there's nothing like them. What more is there to tell? (Somehow, human civilisation arrived at the point where someone made this play.) What remains? (The things in the world, already few, are becoming gradually more scarce.) What is there besides the three-legged dog? The alarm clock? (Old wall. The gaff. The sheet

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Felted Sheep and Mini-Advent Wreath Workshop

Christ Church Cathedral

Felted Sheep and Mini-Advent Wreath Workshop - Olivia Ashmore will lead this workshop in creating a felted sheep ornament, using wool from her own flock in Co Kildare. Participants will also have the chance to make a mini-Advent wreath and get a sneak peek at the Advent Sheep Trail experience! This is a family-friendly workshop and all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking information Email the Dean's Vicar on Abigail@christchurch.ie to secure your place. Booking deadline November 25th. No payment is required for booking but there is a suggested donation o

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Sandycove Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ireland

Forty Foot

Sandycove Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ireland - Freezin' for a Reason! Plunge into the Christmas period this November as the Polar Plunge returns for its 11th year and is one not to be missed! Jump, run or tiptoe into the cold waters and support these amazing athletes by taking part in this fun, family-friendly event! With Santa on hand to raise those spirits, as well as Bear Chills - the event mascot, this event is just as fun for the spectators as it is the BRRRAVE Plungers! Register through the Get Tickets link below to take part in the event. Registration will also be available

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Improv Fest Ireland

Teacher's Club

Ireland's Original International Festival of Improvised Theatre & Comedy #MakeItUp19 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

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Dido

3Arena

Dido has announced a huge headline show at 3Arena Dublin where she will play songs from the new album alongside her classic megahits such as Thank You, Here With Me, White Flag and Life For Rent.

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SCI:COM

Aviva Stadium

SCI:COM 2019 returns in December for another year, this time  at the Aviva Stadium! This year's theme is Creativity. Enjoy a day of networking, workshops, new ideas, great speakers and fantastic food. Speakers include Lyubov Kostova (Famelab), Shane McCracken (I'm A Scientist), Jessica Wade and many others. This year there's an extended the programme across 2 days. The first day will be a practical workshop day in The Science Gallery with Dr Eric Jensen and the second day is a full conference programme at the Aviva Stadium. Please note: Tickets are available for the conference onl

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UCD Physics Transition Year Week

UCD

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

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Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s A Not So Silent Night

NCH

Rufus and Martha Wainwright's A Not So Silent Night is a family Christmas show with a lot of special guests. The shows are a Wainwright/McGarrigle family Christmas tradition that have their deepest roots with the sisters Kate, Anna, and Jane McGarrigle singing Christimas carols and songs with their father Frank and mother Gaby in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts. They grew into almost annual concerts in New York, Montreal, Los Angeles, Nashville or London. For this special show, Rufus and Martha are joined by special guests for an evening of the holiday spirit. When Kate was diagnosed with sarcom

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Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol

The New Theatre

Orson Welles' Christmas Carol - AboutFACE's much-loved festive "radio-play-within-a-play" for the whole family returns for an extended run this December at The New Theatre. In this fast-moving, heartfelt comedy based on true events, young radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre gang are presenting A Christmas Carol in New York live ON-AIR on Christmas Eve 1938… having just lost their Scrooge. Can Orson and his overworked cast survive the last minute chaos and pressure to give this Christmas Carol a happy ending? Featuring a 45-minute version of A Christmas Carol in the 193

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Aldous Harding

Vicar St

Aldous Harding - live at Vicar St. Following her spectacular performance at Iveagh Gardens last summer, Aldous Harding announces her return to Dublin. She will perform her biggest headline show at Vicar Street. Aldous is finishing her third studio album. The upcoming release reunites her with John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) with whom she worked on the acclaimed Party. Released in 2017, this second album catapulted Harding onto the world stage, featuring on numerous end-of-year polls and was named Rough Trade Shops' Album of the Year.

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Gifted – The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair

RDS

Gifted - The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair is the ultimate destination for anyone interested in craft, design, unique independent brands and artisan food producers. Whether you are a confirmed shopaholic or completely phobic about shopping, the annual National Crafts & Design Fair, is just the place for you. For those who love shopping it’s the chance to browse and enjoy the unique work of more than 500 designers, artists, and craftspeople who will be taking part in the country's largest celebration of crafts. But if shopping just isn't your thing, think of it as a heaven se

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Love Actually in Concert

BGE Theatre

Love Actually - the seasonal romcom that has become a revelation and synonymous for so many with the festive period, will return to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack live to picture, in what is becoming an annual highlight of the holiday calendar for many. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells ten separate yet interweaving stories of love around Christmas time. The film features an all-star ensemble cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, A

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Rod Stewart

3Arena

Rod Stewart - In support of the release of his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses, Rod is hitting the road in 2019 and extending his tour to include a show at 3Arena Dublin. 2019 will see Rod's first return to Ireland in three years following the success of two sold-out tours in 2016 – The Hits Stadium Tour and the arena tour From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits. With his signature voice, style and songwriting, Stewart has transcended all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, and even the American standards; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping a

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Pharma 4.0

The Davenport Hotel

Pharma 4.0: Building Ireland's high-tech manufacturing skills for the future. Innopharma Education and BioPharmaChem Ireland invite you to join them for an exciting opportunity to hear one of the world's foremost thinkers and strategists on Industry 4.0 deliver a keynote speech in Dublin, on his first visit to Ireland. This is an unmissable event for those working in Pharma or Medtech and seeking to understand how technology will shape the skills and operational requirements of the industry in future. Keynote Speaker: Henrik Von Scheel is best known as the originator of Industry 4.0 and

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John Sheahan – A Dubliner and his Guests

Vicar St

John Sheahan - A Dubliner and his Guests: An 80th Birthday Celebration. John Sheahan added an extra date to his Birthday celebrations following his The Late Late Show special, aired with special guests Damien Dempsey, Declan O'Rouke Ralph McTell and Phelim Drew. John began playing the tin whistle while at school and soon picked up a fiddle he found at home. He studied classical music at the Dublin School of Music for 5 years before playing with some céilí bands. Meanwhile Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna & Ciarán Bourke were starting to play and sing around Dublin. It wasn'

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Celine Byrne’s Christmas Celebration

BGE Theatre

Celine Byrne's Christmas Celebration - An evening of favourites from the world of opera and seasonal delights. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is delighted to announce the return of internationally acclaimed Soprano Celine Byrne for her annual Christmas Gala after previous years' sell-out concerts. For one night only, Celine will perform her Christmas Celebration, packed full of captivating Christmas Carols as well as Viennese favourites. Celine will be accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by David Brophy.

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Denzel Curry

The Helix

Denzel Curry - with special guest guapdad4000. Miama-area rapper Denzel Curry balances rhymes packed with intense and introspective content and an evolving production palette that can draw upon hazy cloud rap and classic hip-hop songcraft. After issuing a series of well-received mixtapes in the early 2010s, he made his official studio debut with 2013's underground favourite Nostalgic 64, later entering the charts for the first time with his 2018 major-label debut TA1300. Denzel then shared a new single, marking his first official release since his critically-acclaimed breakout album TA1

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A Joyous Culwick Christmas

NCH

A Joyous Culwick Christmas - with Irish National Opera star Rachel Croash. Dublin Soprano Rachel Croash joins the Culwick Choral Society and Ensemble, and award-winning conductor Bernie Sherlock, for an unmissable performance for Christmas. There will be carols, solos and music from across the ages, and chances for the audience to join in the singing. This year's centrepiece is Marc-Antoine Charpentier's beautiful Baroque masterpiece, Messe de Minuit pour Noël, exquisitely composed from traditional French Christmas songs into a joyful and charming celebration of the nativity. Castle

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Happy Mondays

Vicar St

Happy Mondays - Greatest Hits Tour. Legendary Manchester band Happy Mondays' classic line-up of front man Shaun Ryder, Bez (freaky dancing and percussion), Rowetta (vocals), Gary Whelan (drums), Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar) and and Dan Broad (MD/guitar/keys) will perform timeless hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Hallelujah, W.F.L., Loose Fit, Judge Fudge and 24 Hour Party People, amongst many others. Frontman Shaun Ryder said, "Be great to be back out on the road for some pre-Christmas partying! Looking forward to playing all the hits and more at these shows." Bez said, "Real

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The Snowman Christmas Special

BGE Theatre

The Snowman Christmas Special - A Magical Family Show. This phenomenally popular show returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. A magical concert designed for all the family, Raymond Briggs' captivating film has established itself as part of the Christmas festivities for young and old, accompanied by Howard Blake's score, played live by the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra. Suitable for young children, this is an opportunity for the whole family to share the magic of Christmas. Featuring Walking in the Air, and a selection of popular Christmas Songs, bring your jingle bells, wear your fancy dress,

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Handel’s Messiah: Irish Baroque Orchestra

St Patrick's Cathedral

Handel's Messiah - Irish Baroque Orchestra's annual production of Handel's masterpiece is a memorable and glorious affair. The performance tells the universal story of triumph over trial, where life's sorrows and despairs are met by overriding hope and unbridled joy. These concerts are simply unmissable! Celebrate Handel's great choral masterpiece in one of Ireland's finest buildings, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. This year Messiah is directed by esteemed Artistic Director, Peter Whelan. IBO will be joined by the superb chorus Sestina and first class soloists Emma Morwood (soprano), Rache

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Sustainable Christmas Market

D-Light Studios

Sustainable Christmas Market - Brought to you by Native Events and D-Light Studios, this indoor market will host a range of sustainable gifts and products from 30 Irish traders including Celtic Fusion Design - ethical high quality designer wear with a Celtic inspiration; Jump The Hedges - recycled yoga and fanny bags; IMARA Earth - conscious brand and creator of the hag (hat/bag); Bear With Nature - handmade natural skin and hair care; Organic Movement - ethically and sustainably produced yoga wear; Attention Attire - sustainably procured and handmade outerwear; ReTale Vintage - clothes and ac

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Jim Jefferies – The Night Talker Tour

3Arena

Jim Jefferies - The Night Talker Tour One of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. He was recently named one of the top 5 touring comedians in the world. After receiving rave reviews for his 2018 international stand up tour, The Unusual Punishment Tour, Jim is back on the road with an entirely new routine for his The Night Talker Tour.

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Brian Burke: Artist Talk

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Brian Burke: Artist Talk - ArtNetdlr presents one of the most prolific Irish artists working today, to discuss his extraordinary ideas and creative processes. Dublin born artist Brian Bourke studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and St. Martin's School of Art, London. He represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1965, claimed first prize in the Irish Exhibition of Living Art competition in 1967, and received the O'Malley Award from the Irish-American Cultural Institute in 1993. Bourke is well known for his very distinctive portraits and self portraits which combine

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Christmas Market Park

Jam Park

Christmas Market Park - Eatyard & Urban Markets are bringing you the biggest Christmas Market this December in Jam Park. 100+ vendors, live music & DJs, Kiddies workshops, entertainment, Santa's Grotto, Jam Park games, Eatery Park Xmas inspired menu with mulled wine & Xmas bites & lots more.

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Sankta Lucia 2019 – “Darkness to Light”

Christ Church Cathedral

Sankta Lucia 2019: "Darkness to Light" - The Adolf Fredrik's Chamber Choir from Stockholm will be singing in Christ Church Cathedral celebrating light in the winter darkness and heralding the arrival of Christmas. A procession of singers will emerge from the darkness of the cathedral led by a maiden wearing a wreath of candles and will lead you into the magic of Nordic yuletide celebration. The Adolf Fredrik's Chamber Choir was the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition Prize Winner in the 2018 Cork International Choral Festival. This event is organised by the Swedish Chamber of Co

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Fontaines D.C.

Vicar St

Fontaines D.C. - with special guests Warm Drag. Over the last year Fontaines D.C. have released four hotly received double A-side singles, all of which were named as singles of the week by Rough Trade, and garnered early support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and others on BBC 6 Music, as well as earning feature space from every major Irish and UK publication. They have toured sold-out shows across Ireland, the UK and Europe throughout 2019.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert

3Arena

The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas as you never have before, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and 3 original cast! Conductor John Mauceri with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & the original singing voices from the film Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara & Ken Page. Never before seen in Ireland, multiple award-winning composer, songwriter and reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman will be bringing Disney's timeless classic to life at 3Arena as part of the movie's 25th anniversary celebrations. Performing his role of Jack Skellington, Da

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The Guinness Choir

St Patrick's Cathedral

The Guinness Choir Christmas Concert with special guest Mary Coughlan. The Guinness Choir will perform their annual Christmas Concert in St Patrick's Cathedral. The choir will sing wonderful carols from across Europe, including English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and will also perform alongside special guest Mary Coughlan. The evening will finish with a selection of well-loved carols. This concert will warm your heart on a winter's night and provide a perfect start to your Christmas season. Guaranteed to sell-out so early booking is advised!

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Chamber Choir Ireland – “A Babe is Born”

Christ Church Cathedral

Chamber Choir Ireland: A Babe is Born - A Classical Choral Concert celebrating the story of Christmas. The festive voices of Chamber Choir Ireland will resound in a joyous programme of choral works drawing on influences from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, right up to modern day, inviting us once again to rejoice in the Christmas story. Artistic Director, Paul Hillier, has crafted a beautiful seasonal programme featuring festive works by Arvo Pärt, William Byrd and Tomás Luis de Victoria, resulting in a unique Christmas experience. This programme also presents the world premiere o

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Designers in the City #ThirdSpace

Third Space

Designers in the City #ThirdSpace - The #DITCDUB project aims to promote local, ethical and sustainable designers by organising events like pop-up markets, discussion panels or a table quiz. This event will feature 10+ designers stalls, drinks, food and live music! A regular craft market followed by a table quiz focused on sustainability. The profits of this night will go to Oxfam Ireland. The donation will go towards tackling fast fashion in Ireland. The Designers 3witches - Skincare. Claire Prouvost - Artcraft. Minimore - Jewellery. Mio print - Accessories. Lulu bordot - Accessories.

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Christy Moore – Magic Nights

Vicar St

Christy Moore – Magic Nights. Christy Moore announces 10 nights at Dublin's Vicar Street - December 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th, 2019. January 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 13th & 14th, 2020. One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore will play 10 nights at Vicar St in support of his forthcoming new album Magic Nights, released November 22nd.

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MAMMA MIA!

BGE Theatre

MAMMA MIA! - The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. The sensational feel-good musical returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin as part of a UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999. From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer's ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll. To date, it has been seen by over 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different lang

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Hozier – Wasteland Baby! World Tour

3Arena

Hozier - Wasteland Baby! World Tour Following his headline performance at Electric Picnic, Hozier is bringing his Wasteland Baby! World Tour home to 3Arena. Special guest will be Freya Ridings. Hozier is currently on a sold out tour of Europe, USA and Canada, including 5 sold out shows at London Palladium in October and 5 sold out shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom this November. His number one, debut studio album Hozier was released in October 2014 and includes the multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated anthem Take Me To Church, which later won Best Song at the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards

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Carols by Candlelight Concerts

Christ Church Cathedral

Carols by Candlelight - Sung by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral is delighted to announce the return of the annual Christmas Concert featuring the resident Cathedral Choir. Truly there is no better way to celebrate the season than by enjoying Christmas in the magnificent and beautiful setting of Christ Church Cathedral. Singing a wide variety of classic carols and modern favourites, the renowned choir will inspire and entertain, whilst the rousing audience carols will really get you into the Christmas spirit. Complimentary festive refreshments will be served

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An Evening with Paul Brady

NCH

An Evening with Paul Brady - Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and one of Ireland's most enduring popular artists. In his first concert at the NCH in over three years, An Evening with Paul Brady is a captivating experience, as he invites you into his world of songs and music in a way that will surprise in its intimacy, sense of fun and raw power. Born and raised in Strabane, Northern Ireland, on the border with the Irish Republic, he was into a wide variety of music from an early age. A 50's child, his first sounds the Swing, Jazz, Show tunes of his parents generation. Then 50's

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Foil, Arms & Hog

Vicar St

Foil, Arms & Hog - Swines. Former children and regular eaters Foil, Arms & Hog return to the iconic Vicar St with their show, Swines. The show is yet to be reviewed but when it is it will be "utterly spellbinding" and "a triumph". Best known for their YouTube videos (100 million online hits), their live show is what they're most proud of. They've sold out every show in Dublin since 2011 and this show is not to be missed. "Quite simply, a sensation!" - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. "An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines." - Chortle.

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Jazz Connective Dublin

Project Arts Centre

Jazz Connective - Improvised Music Company (IMC) are connecting the European dots, celebrating contemporary improvisers and how they work and play together at this 2-day festival of creative interplay at Project Arts Centre. Jazz Connective is based on one of the central tenets of jazz - improvisation, and features musicians from Ireland, France, Finland and the UK coming together, playing, collaborating and sometimes creating completely new music for this once-off, 2-day event. Jazz Connective is is a collaborative project supported by the Creative Europe - Cooperation Project. It is pr

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The Coronas

Olympia Theatre

The Coronas bring their Long Way Home Festival tour to Dublin! Over the past few months The Coronas have travelled the length and breadth of Ireland on their Long Way Home Festival tour. Each show featured support from some of the band's favourite up-and-coming Irish acts followed by their own headline show in which they interspersed some brand-new songs along with tunes from their beloved back catalogue. Now, they're bringing the festival home to Dublin this Christmas. As the band themselves explain, "No matter how busy we've been or even when we lived abroad, Dublin at Christmas has al

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‘baaa’ Humbug! A Stocking full of Show-Tunes

Project Arts Centre

'baaa' Humbug! A Stocking full of Show-Tunes - Three Wise Men they are not… but stars from the hit musical Les Misérables they are! Join West-End, Broadway and International performers Earl Carpenter, Paul Wilkins & Chris Holland in an evening fully packed with musical anecdotes, witty banter and an abundance of Christmas merriment! Twas a time before Christmas, three musical singers, Joined forces in song to pay for their dinners, Their voices were tuneful and the banter was funny, Singing all of the show-tunes for not that much money! Cast: Earl Carpenter (Les Misérables, Th

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The Chicago Blues Brothers’ Christmas Party

The Helix

The Chicago Blues Brothers' Christmas Party. The Award Winning Chicago Blues Brothers are having a HUGE Christmas party this year... and you're invited! Celebrate Christmas with this tinsel-tastic party show, featuring a festive feast of Christmas, Blues, Soul and Motown Classics performed in the show stopping style that only they can deliver. Direct from debuting in the West End and performances all over the world, The Chicago Blues Brothers are finishing 2019 with a BANG. Infectious, dazzling, riotous, exuberant and spirited, the legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a ne

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Champions of Dance

Project Arts Centre

Champions of Dance. Bombastic and fantastically flamboyant dancing duo Famous Séamus and Seán-tastic have teamed up with comedy powerhouse National Lampoon to create a dance-fantasy-opera of pure comic mayhem! In this farcical origin story the brothers transcend time and theatre convention with hilarious and surreal physical comedy. Guided by their impassioned Momager, the dysfunctional family are charged with defeating a secret organisation whose sole aim is to destroy dance. Catapulted towards destiny as the chosen ones, our heroes must tackle a family feud, save the very soul of th

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Villagers

Vicar St

Villagers - with special guest Conchúr White. Following Villagers breathtaking sold out outdoor show at Iveagh Gardens, Villagers announce a very special intimate show in Vicar St. Villagers have released a brand-new single Summer's Song. Written and produced by Conor O'Brien and mixed by the legendary Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, MGMT). In Conor's words: "Summer's Song is the closest I'll ever get to writing a pure pop song. I just had to roll with it and I'm glad I did; it was really just an excuse to make the horns sound like sunbeams. Boy it's fun to play live. I can't

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Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints

Aviva Stadium

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

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Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes – Best Christmas Party Ever!

The Helix

Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes - Best Christmas Party Ever! The iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes – pop music's ultimate "Girl Group" – will return to Ireland in December 2019, this time with their acclaimed multi-media show Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes' Best Christmas Party Ever! This holiday extravaganza is a raucous, rocking, and intoxicating blend of Ronnie's Christmas classics; such timeless Ronettes hits as Be My Baby, Baby I Love You, Walking In The Rain, and Do I Love You; cult gems from her back catalogue and plenty

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Now May We Singen

St Andrew's Church

Cuore Chamber Choir proudly present their Christmas concert, Now May We Singen, conducted by Amy Ryan. Hear a feast of European Advent music spanning across centuries and borders, featuring polychoral works and contemporary pieces from composers including McDowall, Victoria, Praetorius, Weelkes, Howells, Busto, Gjeilo and more. Cuore Chamber Choir is an award-winning ensemble at the heart of choral music making in Dublin. Since its formation in 2014, the choir has won 1st prizes at most of the major competitions in Ireland, including multiple trophies at Cork International Choral Festiva

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Carols for Christmas with New Dublin Voices

Christ Church Cathedral

Carols for Christmas with New Dublin Voices - Now a long-running annual tradition, the concert always features a truly superb selection of much-loved carols and songs, ranging from the ancient to the very new, and includes age-old favourites dressed-up in fresh new apparel. This year will feature several pieces from their CD, Make We Merry - The Sunday Times' favourite Christmas CD of 2017 with a Five-Star rating. Enjoy the beautiful music of the Christmas season amidst the history and majesty of Christ Church Cathedral, and one of the best acoustics in Ireland. Enjoy an evening filled with

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Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Gala

NCH

Vladimir's Viennese Christmas Gala - Join violin sensation Vladimir as he adds a festive glow to some of the most beautiful classical melodies from the Romantic era, together with a flurry of seasonal evergreens to get you set for the most wonderful time of the year. These 2019 Gala concerts will feature Vladimir's most memorable performances of the past decade, along with many new surprises. Vladimir will be joined by his parents, sister and brothers. The Jablokov's will be joined on stage by Vladimir's hand picked orchestra, tenor Sean Costello, star soprano Margaret Keys and the amazing

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The Park Singers – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Christ Church Cathedral

The Park Singers: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - This Christmas, the Parks bring you an exciting variety of carols; from old favourites to modern classics and a few surprises in between. Audience members may even have the chance to join in to sing a few of their favourites, so do come in full voice! The Park Singers were founded in 1970 by Dr Seán Creamer. Since then the Parks have gone from strength to strength and have been recognised both on Irish and international stages. In 2018 they won the ladies and sacred music choir competitions at the Mayo International Choral Festival

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Well That’s What I Heard

Project Arts Centre

The Breadline Collective, Well That's What I Heard. Welcome to the Blessed Virgin Community School, the establishment responsible for seasoning the cardboard bland cottage pie that is Sean McDermott Street with a beaushiful selection of bedroom DJs, gangland tearaways and Crayola MUA's. Behind these walls, social hierarchy is king, Instagram is queen and no Princess is safe. Join Zara, Kelis and Amber as they duck and dive their way through school, parties, InstaFollowers and the brutal reign of Tell.Com.

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The ESB Great Christmas Concert

NCH

The ESB Great Christmas Concert - For over two decades audiences have made this concert the start of their Christmas Season! Not only will you experience the joyful and uplifting sounds of the voices of children in Piccolo Lasso combined with their adult colleagues in The Lassus Scholars - all blended together with The Orlando Chamber Orchestra - but you will also have the opportunity of uniting your voice with theirs as conductor Dr Ite O'Donovan invites you to join in the audience carols! The programme of festive music includes Christmas favourites from O Holy Night to Jingle Bells; ch

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Jack Whitehall: Stood Up

3Arena

Jack Whitehall: Stood Up. The award-winning comedian, actor and writer has announced his biggest UK and Ireland arena tour ever for 2019 with his brand-new show. Following two complete sell-out arena tours, Jack Whitehall Gets Around in 2014 and Jack Whitehall: At Large in 2017, which premiered on Netflix, Jack Whitehall: Stood Up promises to be the most hilarious yet from one of comedy's most electric talents. A joy to watch on stage and a comedian who is firmly on the road to becoming a global megastar, this show is not to be missed. Jack said, "I couldn't be more thrilled to be going

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RTÉ NSO – The Wizard Of Oz

NCH

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents, The Wizard of Oz. Join the RTÉ NSO for a truly magical seasonal favourite, a live screening of the wonderful The Wizard of Oz with Dorothy, Scarecrow the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Wicked Witch of the West and Toto. With lyrics and songs by Edger Harlburg and Harold Arlen and a lush old style Hollywood score by Herbert Stothart, this will be the perfect musical start to the Christmas season that the whole family will love.

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The Glory of Christmas

NCH

The Glory of Christmas - A National Concert Hall tradition returns with a selection of joyous, seasonal and traditional music perfectly capturing the true spirit of Christmas. Featuring Zadok the Priest - Handel. Silent Night - Gruber. Shepherd's Pipe Carol - Rutter. The Shepherds' Farewell - Berlioz. Hallelujah Chorus - Hanel. Gloria (First Movement) - Vivaldi. Carols for all O Little Town of Bethlehem. Once in Royal David's city. O come, all ye faithful. The First Nowell. Performers Trystan Llyr Griffiths - Tenor. Crispian Steele-Perkins - Trumpet. John Pryce-Jones - Co

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The Liberty Panto – Robin Hood

Liberty Hall Theatre

The Liberty Panto - Robin Hood Join Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Nurse Nellie Nu Nu & the Merry Men, as they try to defeat the wicked Sheriff of Snottingham (Simon Scowl) in this fantastic traditional Panto this Christmas time. The show features all the usual singing, dancing, fun and laughter you have come to expect from The Liberty Panto and if you fancy being a part of the show it's not too late. Robin Hood is recruiting his Merry Men and you could be picked for a walk on part in this year's show! Why not meet the cast for photos afterwards and join in the fun! Starring Dublin's wickedly

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Guinness PRO14 – Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

RDS

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

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The Olympia Panto – Cinderella

Olympia Theatre

The Olympia Panto - Cinderella: The Story of Cinders & Her Fella. As everyone has discovered, the Olympia Theatre Pantomime is now the 'Must-See Panto' in Dublin! Ireland's funniest family Panto is back and bigger than ever - it's simply unmissable! With a glittering Celebrity line-up, traditional Panto values and the funniest script, this year will be as star studded and surprising as ever. There's something for everyone in this magical panto with stars of stage and screen and social media's biggest and brightest! Individual tickets priced from €27 and family tickets priced from

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Carols By Candlelight

NCH

Carols By Candlelight - A sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics, staged in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting. Featuring Joy to the World - Cullen. Christmas Sequence from Messiah - Handel. Air on the G String - Bach. Zadok the Priest - Handel. Sussex Carol - Ledger. In the Bleak Midwinter - Darke. Carols for all Good King Wenceslas Once in Royal David's City While Shepherds Watched O come, all ye faithful Hark! The herald angels sing Performers Gemma Summerfield - Soprano. Michael Bawtree - Conductor. New Dublin Voices - Choir.

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Damien Dempsey

Vicar St

Damien Dempsey brought the house down with an unforgettable performance to a packed audience at Iveagh Gardens during the summer. It was announced that Damien will return to play Dublin's Vicar Street for three nights this December. Damien Dempsey's importance as a singer and songwriter of great passion, conviction and beauty has never been more prominent. He achieves a feeling at his concerts that other artists can only dream of. Damien's connection with his audience is so palpable the most cynical of souls cannot help but be moved by the experience. He is that rare gem of an artist, an ex

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Mornington Singers Christmas Concert – Noël

Christ Church Cathederal

Noël - Mornington Singers Christmas Concert 2019. Mornington Singers, and conductor Orla Flanagan, return to Christ Church Cathedral for their annual Christmas concert. Soak up the festive atmosphere with a treasury of Christmas carols through the centuries, in this beautiful, ancient cathedral. Mornington Singers is an award-winning mixed-voice chamber choir based in Dublin, and was the winner of the 4th International Baltic Sea Choir Competition held in Jūrmala, Latvia in September 2019. The choir was also named Ireland's Choir of the Year 2019 at the 65th Cork International Choral F

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2FM Xmas Ball

3Arena

2fm Xmas Ball 2019 - Picture This will headline in aid of the ISPCC. Following the success of last year's event, which raised almost €500,000, RTÉ 2FM and MCD have come together again to host the biggest Xmas Ball yet, in aid of Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Picture This will headline on the night along with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many more to be announced. The Ball will be hosted by various 2FM presenters. Celebrate Christmas with Ireland's top music acts and all help a worthy charity. All parties involved are providing their services free of charge

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This Way To Christmas ft. The Snowman

NCH

This Way To Christmas ft. The Snowman. The magical Christmas show, produced and directed by Theatre Lovett - described by The Irish Times as "one of the most imaginative and indispensable companies at work today" - features The Snowman with Howard Blake's score performed live by the NCH Christmas Orchestra. In true Christmas spirit the show, featuring Louis Lovett and guest performers also includes Christmas treasures of parading Nutcrackers, a little Match girl, classical Christmas songs and festive dance. No Christmas is complete without a visit from Santa Claus who will make an appear

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The Magic of Christmas with Claudia Boyle

BGE Theatre

The Magic of Christmas with Claudia Boyle - With the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are delighted to present an enchanted evening of classical delights for all the family. Presented by Marty Whelan, The Magic of Christmas with Claudia Boyle and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will feature much-loved favourites from the concert hall, opera stage and cinema screen. Claudia will be joined by very special guests including the Oscar and Olivier Award-nominated, BAFTA Award-winning actor Stephen Rea reading The Night Before Christmas and the Arabella Voice Choir.

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Dermot Kennedy

3Arena

Dermot Kennedy - Global star on-the-rise, having released his incredible single Outnumbered, and his debut album Without Fear, embarks on his biggest ever UK and Ireland tour this December. On Outnumbered Dermot said, "Outnumbered is an attempt to comfort anybody who is feeling overwhelmed. A reminder that beauty can be found no matter how dark the night may seem. I hope it can be a source of reassurance to anyone going through hard times. To know that things will get better and that hard times will become a thing of the past." The single comes in the wake of a career highlight run of so

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Aslan – Goodbye Charlie Moonhead Tour

Vicar Street

Aslan's album 'Goodbye Charlie Moonhead' was released 25 years ago back in 1994. With this in mind the band will be touring the album throughout 2019. Songs such as Rainman, Where's the Sun, Games, Sweet Time, Goodbye Charlie Moonhead and of course Crazy World will be performed LIVE. Don't worry, the band will also be playing crowd favourites This Is, Too Late For Hallelujah and more. 27th, 29th & 30th December 2019.

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Oliver!

NCH

Oliver! - Consider yourself at home this Christmas at the NCH! Festival Productions – the team that brought you The Wizard of Oz, Annie, The Sound of Music and Bugsy Malone - returns with this all-singing all-dancing production of the ever-popular Oliver! - much loved by generations of Irish audiences. This lavish production features a top class cast headed by the incomparable Tony Finnegan as Fagin. With spectacular costumes and sets, and the wonderful Festival chorus, dancers and orchestra. Director Vivian Coates is joined by a multi-award-winning production team to create this magi

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The Fureys

The Helix

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs I will love you, When you were sweet 16, The Green fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare to Here, Her Father Didn't Like me Anyway, Leaving Nancy, Steal away and many more... return to The Helix Dublin. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 41 years, audiences have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul, while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Green Fields o

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ELF – A Christmas Spectacular

3Arena

ELF - A Christmas Spectacular: The hit West End and Broadway musical based on the Hollywood blockbuster movie! ELF is to be supersized at Dublin's 3Arena this December. The show will star award-winning Coronation Street actress and singer Kym Marsh as Buddy's girlfriend, Jovie, and Shaun Williamson (Barry Evans in EastEnders, Extras) as Buddy's dad Walter Hobbs. Kym Marsh's daughter Polly will also be part of the cast. In her first acting role, eight year old Polly will play a naughty child who shares a scene with Santa.

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The Dublin Legends

Vicar St

The Dublin Legends - Alive-Alive Oh 2019! Following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012 and John Sheahan's decision to retire, it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and The Dublin Legends were born. The Dublin Legends - Seán Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O'Connor & Shay Kavanagh - have over 100 years of performing experience between them and Seán was the lead singer with The Dubliners for over 30 of them! They will, of course, continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty

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New Year’s Eve Gala: An Evening with Killian Donnelly

NCH

New Year's Eve Gala: An Evening with Killian Donnelly. Celebrate New Year's Eve with multi-Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The Irish West End and Broadway star who has taken the musical world by storm in Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, The Commitments and Kinky Boots joins the RTÉ CO and David Brophy for a night of entertainment all the way to midnight and beyond. This sparkling night includes a complimentary glass of bubbly!

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RTÉ NSO – New Year Gala

NCH

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: New Year Gala - Welcome in the New Year in style with ravishing music and songs from the concert hall and operatic stage together with a be-jewelled splash of Viennese ballroom glamour. Rumon Gamba, one of today's most dazzling conductors, leads the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra tenor Atalla Ayan ("a find… with a quality that calls to mind the young Plácido Domingo" - New York Times, and "force of nature" - Sunday Times), along with Wexford Festival Opera 2019 star, soprano Máire Flavin. Featuring music by Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, Catalani, Lehár a

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Guinness PRO14 – Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

RDS

Guinness PRO14 – Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby.

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Theo Von

Vicar St

Theo Von - Dark Arts Tour 2019. Theo Von can be seen in his very own Netflix Original comedy special titled, No Offence. Theo's podcast, This Past Weekend, is one of the top comedy podcasts, garnering 3.5m listens a month. Theo has appeared numerous times on Joe Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, regularly on Joey Diaz's The Church of What's Happening Now, and was voted guest of the year on The Fighter and the Kid by TFATK listeners in both 2017 and 2018. Previously, Theo was the host of TBS's hidden camera show Deal With It from EP Howie Mandel, which ran for three seasons. He a

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Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster Rugby vs Lyon

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Heineken Champions Cup - Leinster Rugby vs Lyon (Round 5).

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Showcase Ireland

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Showcase Ireland - Set trends and discover emerging brands. Network and be inspired by our daily seminars and fashion shows. Discover the very best new products made and designed in Ireland at Design Ireland the specially curated area from the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Visit the Local Enterprise Showcase to see the newest emerging makers from around the country. And best of all, take time to Explore Dublin - one of Europe’s most exciting capital cities. With a proven track record over 40 years we’re ready to do business at Showcase 2020. Showcase is presented by Design and C

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Holiday World Show

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Holiday World Show 2020 - Now in its 30th year, it is firmly established as Ireland's largest and best attended annual public exhibition. The event is a rich global marketplace for deals and destinations, featuring exhibitors from close to home and from all four corners of the world. Holiday World Show presents just about every style of vacation experience, alongside an array of travel-themed entertainment, complimented by competitions, attractions and special show-only offers. Get a chance to snap up dozens of great Show-only deals & free-to-enter prize holiday draws. Book your ho

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VisitDublin’s Event Guide

See what's on in Dublin with the Visit Dublin guide to highlights and must-see events taking place over the coming days and weeks...

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DublinTown

A guide of What's On in Dublin now, including event listings, shopping, festivals in the city and much more...

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Entertainment.ie – Free events Dublin

A guide to some of the Free events taking place in Dublin over the coming weeks. Entertainment.ie also provides information on upcoming comedy, festivals and theatre shows and music in Ireland, as well as celebrity news and gossip.

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