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Curated events across Dublin city and county.
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I See You

Theatre Upstairs

TWO WOMEN. ONE STORY. A CENTURY APART. Lady Mary Heath: A Limerick-born trailblazer of aviation, lost and forgotten, trapped within the walls of time. Mary: A middle-class Dublin woman, unseen and unheard, trapped in an abusive relationship that has just taken a turn for the worse. This brand-new play by Amy De Bhrún weaves together poetry and an original soundscape by Jack Cawley to shed light on the hidden stories of Lady Mary Heath and her contemporary counterpart Mary – two women, one story, a century apart. A call to arms, I SEE YOU explores the dangerous cyclical nature of fema

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International Literature Festival Dublin 2018

Various Locations

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress. Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrates the very best of Irish and international talent

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Bealtaine Festival

Nationwide

Welcome to Age & Opportunity's Bealtaine Festival - Ireland's national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Established in 1995, Bealtaine is Ireland's largest co-operative festival and the world's first national celebration of creativity in older age, having inspired a number of international festivals such as Luminate in Scotland, Gwanwyn in Wales and others. The Bealtaine Festival takes place each May. The ancient festival of Bealtaine or Beltane (held on May 1), marked the midway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice and heralded the start of Summer. T

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PhotoIreland Festival

Various Locations

PhotoIreland’s international festival is focused around photography and image culture. Explore work of esteemed photographers, as well as that of young and local initiatives in Ireland, presented to you in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. Run by PhotoIreland Foundation, this year the festival presents the works of two photographers working around women’s rights, at a time when Ireland will vote in a referendum about issues concerning access to legal abortion. Launching the festival on 3rd May, Laia Abril’s comprehensive work On Abortion, looks at the history and repercussions for wo

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Assassins

Gate Theatre

The multiple Tony Award-winning ASSASSINS lays bare the lives of nine people who assassinated (or tried to assassinate) the President of the United States. The nation’s most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream… Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music combine in this bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny musical. Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM - Book by JOHN WEIDMAN Director....Selina Cartmell Musical Director....Cathal Synnott

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Exhibition: The Irish Potato Famine

Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Floor 2.

We look forward to bringing our Famine exhibition back to the Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Dublin in 2018. If you have an interest in Irish History then this will be one of the best things to do in Dublin this summer. This year's exhibition will have a unique Famine era artefact on display. An original 18th century coffin carrier that played a vital role during the Irish Potato Famine. The bodies of those who died in the workhouse were placed on top of the carrier and brought to their final resting place. Some workhouses found a way to cut costs by using a sliding coffin which included

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Enterprise Excellence Ireland 2018

Croke Park

On the 23rd of May 2018 Ireland Will Play Host To Europe's Leading Lean Management/Six Sigma event.

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Beck & Yeah Yeah Yeahs

3Arena

MCD Productions announce a double bill of Beck and Yeah Yeah Yeahs live at 3Arena Dublin for one night only. Beck's 13th album Colors was released late last year. Possibly the most aptly titled work in Beck's storied discography, Colors unfolds in an intoxicating rainbow of auditory tricks and treats, making it a shoo-in for summeriest smash of the season. Colors is Beck's first full length offering of new material since 2014's Morning Phase took Album of the Year top honours at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, as well as Best Rock Album and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) category.

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Words on the Street

Various Locations

Crossing political and literary borders, Words on the Street will take you on a journey across the cultural landscape in an evening of celebrity readings of translated work by contemporary European authors. Treat your eyes and ears to a new experience – hear voices from ten European countries across a range of beautiful cultural venues on a trail beginning in Kildare street and ending on Fenian Street, Dublin 2. Our venues this year are The National Library of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians, Alliance Francaise, National Gallery of Ireland, Instituto Cervantes and Literature Ireland

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The Wheel Summit

Croke Park Conference Centre

Become part of the solution by joining us on 24 and 25 May 2018 at The Wheel’s National Summit for the Community, Voluntary and Charity Sector. We will bring together the leaders, the motivators, the thinkers and the doers; together, we will tackle our biggest challenges. Immerse yourself in lively discussions, inspiring stories and energetic networking sessions. Meet those at the forefront of social innovation and see first-hand how fresh ideas are solving big issues. We are turning our annual conference on its head, and you are invited to be part of an extraordinary new experience!

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Building The Future

Citi, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.

Building The Future is a unique careers event aimed at students and graduates with disabilities from higher education. It has now been running for over 7 years and we are delighted to have the event hosted by Citi, 1 North Wall Quay yet again. Registration will open in April 2018. If you are an employer and you wish to host a stand or get involved on the day, please email hannah.kelly@ahead.ie. So what happens on the day..... To get a better idea of what to expect on the day, check out the blogpost. Employer Exhibition Area An opportunity for you to meet and chat with employers abo

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Dublin 7s Festival

Old Belvedere Rugby Club

Back for its third year the Dublin 7s are set to blow you away. Whether you are taking part in the rugby or partaking in a great day out...this is the event for everyone. All tickets and team registrations are on sale now. For an extra special occasion please see our premium offerings and no need for a baby sitter because this is a child friendly event with heaps of activities for all ages. All of our food and drink is of the highest quality local produce. We will be cramming as much rugby as possible into the programme with live music, DJ stages, strong man competitions, dodgeball and much mo

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Coderdojo Coolest Projects International

RDS

A world leading showcase that empowers and inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers and entrepreneurs! Coolest Projects offers young people from the international CoderDojo, Code Club, Raspberry Jam and wider Raspberry Pi community the opportunity to present the projects they have created at their local club. The event is both a competition and an exhibition to inspire and enable innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology skills in young coders aged up to 18. 2018 sees Coolest Projects become a global celebration for more young makers and t

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Bar Monkey Festival

Dalkey Cuala GAA Hall

Ireland's National Calisthenics Competition returns this year on May 26th and it promises to be another special occassion not to be missed ! For all enthusiasts towards Calisthenics and bodyweight movement in general, this is an amazing experience to be involved in, with the best Athletes in the country involved to see who can become Ireland's National Calisthenics Champion in 2018! With open sessions throughout the day for people to come along and learn somemthing new, this is a perfect day for people to come and discover all about Calisthenics! We also have Ireland's Underage Compet

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Battle For The Bay

Bull Island

Battle for the Bay is back in 2018 and takes place on 26th and 27th May, it promises to deliver the usual fun, entertainment and aerial acrobatics which has helped it become one of the best free family weekends in the summer calendar. Battle of the Bay is an entertaining weekend for all the family, young and old, where audiences are enthralled, entertained and captivated by kite surfers from across the world as they weave across the glittering bay. Bring your friends, bring your family to Dollymount Strand to enjoy a weekend of an amazing extreme water show and have a great day at the beach

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Leinster v Scarlets – Guinness PRO14 Final

Aviva Stadium

Leinster Rugby will play Scarlets in the Guinness PRO14 Final at Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 26th May (KO 6pm). Leinster Rugby have received an allocation of tickets exclusively for our Season Ticket Holders. Tickets are now on sale from a link which has been emailed to all Season Ticket holders. Tickets are on sale on a first come, first served basis and are limited to six per transaction. Tickets are priced from €40 to €90 with a limited number of Family (one adult and one Child) tickets available through the Leinster Rugby allocation. For non-Season Ticket holders, tickets are a

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Jason Byrne

Vicar Street

Did you know that Jason Byrne has three brains? This May at Vicar Street, you’ll see his left brain scanning the room looking for improv moments as his right collates material/stunts ready to dish out, while the centre brain, Jason’s coach, pushes the Dubliner to the limit. This brand new show, The Man with Three Brains, peels back the layers to reveal exactly how Jason’s Byrne’s complex mind works. See his three brains kick into action as soon as this top comedian hits the Vicar Street stage.

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Biomimicry – Nature’s Answer to Innovation

National Botanic Gardens

Take a stroll through the beautiful surrounds of the National Botanic Gardens as we explore biomimicry and how nature has inspired some of the most ingenious innovations. Call it forgery or plagiarism but nature's best inventions are becoming the go-to source for companies that need to solve tough problems. This tour will be a fascinating look at how biology informed the research for some of the worlds most ingenious inventions, from satellites to wind turbines find out how the natural world inspires new technology. The guided tours will take place in the National Botanic Gardens. Choose be

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Africa Day

Farmleigh House & Estate

This year Irish Aid will be hosting their flagship Africa Day family event on Sunday, 27th May 2018, from 11am to 6pm, in the grounds of the Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The family-friendly event is also FREE to attend. The event will see three stages of live music featuring well-known African and Irish musicians; children’s entertainment; traditional African drumming and dance workshops; African arts and crafts and much more.

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Future Health Summit

CCD

15 Conferences, 2,000 delegates, 160 Speakers, 10 workshops, 140 Exhibitors, 50 Startups, 12 CPD, 6 ECMEC Credits 28th May – Healthcare Systems Empowering the Patient Acute Services, Health Executives, Hospital Operators, ehealth, Clinical & Nursing Leadership, Payors, Providers, Clinical Research Innovation 29th May – Patient and Digital Health Summits: How we care. How we eat. How we live. Patients Groups, Patients & Families, Community Services, Integrated Care, Mental Health, Life Sciences & Med Tech, Venture Capital, Personal & Corporate Wellness, Food, Public Health

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Switched On

BIMM

Open to 18+ y.o. girls, trans and non-binary folks, each workshop will accommodate up to 10 lucky participants and will be run by awesome GRD coaches who will share their tips and tricks with you. We're really excited to run our event in music college BIMM, which generously granted us full access their facilities and gear for the occasion. Here's the plan. In the first half of the evening you'll focus on the topic you've chosen and you'll have a chance to give it go at creating a mix for a live band, rocking out with pedal effects or having fun with a vocal loop station. In the second hal

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Tech Connect Live

RDS

TechConnect Live in association with Vodafone is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies. The event, which is supported supported by IBEC and the Small Firms Association (SFA) creates a marketplace for a wide range of SMEs experiencing rapid growth. It’s estimated that SME’s account for 99.8 percent of all active businesses here in Ireland. Over 5,000 business owners, key decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from all across Ireland will gather to network, learn and do business. Latest figures show SME’s

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youbloom Dublin Music Summit

Dublin's Dame District

The youbloomDublin Music Summit & Festival is a 2-day Summit and 5-day Music Festival designed for musicians and music executives. Join two intense days of industry networking and artist learning from leading experts in panels, masterclasses and keynotes. Get connected to musicians, industry professionals and organizations who work in the music industry and bring your business to the right people! The festival includes 80 to 100 local and international bands playing over 5 days on the Main Music stage at the Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park and over 3 evenings at indoor and outdoor stages

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Bloom

Phoenix Park

Celebrate garden life at Ireland's largest and most spectacular gardening event. Hosted by Bord Bia, Bloom will run from Thursday 31st May to Monday 4th June 2018. Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 primarily as a promotional vehicle for horticulture; providing a showcase for garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture and gardening as a hobby. Based on similar successful formats such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows and RHS Hampton Court Palace shows, Bloom has numerous highly creative gardens and plant displays which are used to inspire and excite the public about gardenin

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FutureScope 2018

Convention Centre

FutureScope brings together leaders from the technology ecosystem to share perspectives on emerging technologies and how they will shape our future world, providing crucial insights to developing businesses, innovators and investors. The event offers a platform from which to explore collaboration, innovation and business opportunities within the broader ecosystem. FutureScope, which is run by Dublin BIC, has become a must-attend event for those most active in Ireland's vibrant technology ecosystem, including start-ups, scale-ups, multinational companies, innovative Irish enterprise, the

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Gin Fusion

The Bernard Shaw & The Eatyard

The Dublin Gin Festival Gin Fusion is back again this year taking over The Bernard Shaw + The Eatyard 31st May – 3rd June! Free entry, but you can buy €10 tickets in advance too. What does ticket get you? Guaranteed entry to event. Its free anyway, but a ticket means you get in quickly and fast and you also get... €10 worth of Eatyard vouchers (our currency). 1 voucher = 1 euro worth. A Gin & Tonic on arrival into your hand. The festival will span 4 days and 4 nights across the weekend with events, tastings, workshops, pop up markets, classes, cocktail bars, pairings, food, DJs, l

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Virtual Open Evening

Trinity College Dublin, Arts Building

The School of Education are hosting a virtual open evening for potential applicants for the Master in Education programme at Trinity College Dublin. Staff will describe the structure and study options available, and time will be provided for attendees to ask questions about the programme. When registering please provide full name, and possible areas of interest.

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Forbidden Fruit Festival 2018

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival, FORBIDDEN FRUIT, is set to return for its 8th instalment on the June Bank Holiday weekend, 2nd - 4th June 2018. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes. The spectacular grounds of Irish Museum of Modern Art will once again play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which has become firmly fixed in the gig-goers calendar as the grand-opening to the festival season, and the official start of the summer. Set across 6 stages offering a wide selection of different styles

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VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

Dublin

The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women's event of its kind in the world. In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering and the event reached a record attendance in 2014 with over 41,000 women taking part. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more interest in their own health and fitness. A staggering 1 million women have entered the event over its 35 years. Hundreds of charities are also big winners. In 2017, it is estimated that €9.3m was raised on the day for cha

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LCD Soundsystem

Malahide Castle

LCD Soundsystem have announced Lykke Li & Shit Robot as special guests for their outdoor show at Malahide Castle, Dublin. LCD Soundsystem from New York formed in 2005, gaining immediate attention and critical acclaim for their self-titled Grammy-nominated debut album. Splitting in 2011, they reformed in 2015 marking their hotly-anticipated return with a whole host of major festival slots including Coachella, Primavera Sound, Lovebox Festival, Electric Picnic to name a few. LCD Soundsystem's long awaited fourth album AMERICAN DREAM is out now. Pitchfork raved the songs "couldn't sound tim

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“So, What Do You Want to Know?” | Conversations with Nick Cave

Abbey Theatre

"I don’t know, I've got a good feeling about this one" - Nick Cave Nick Cave recently appeared for a short run of evenings of open discussion with audiences in the United States, inspired by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' 2017 world tour and Cave's evolving relationship with his audience. He now brings this event to the Abbey Stage for one night only on 5 June 2018. "To be honest I am not sure what is going to happen at these events. I have always loved the Q&A format – not the formal onstage interviews that precede them but the questions from the audience afterwards. The audi

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GradIreland Summer Fair

RDS

The gradireland Summer Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to meet employers and course providers’ to discuss their options. Visit our CV clinic to avail of the opportunity of a professional review of your CV. In addition, we will be running seminars throughout the day and our jobs wall will showcase ‘live’ job opportunities & internships.

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds perform at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

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Republic of Ireland v Norway

Tallaght Stadium

“They beat Slovakia and scored a vital 3 points, before a narrow loss to European Champions, The Netherlands in front of a record crowd in April. Now the Republic of Ireland Women’s Team face a crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifier against 3rd placed Norway - on Friday, June 8th at 5.30pm in Tallaght Stadium. Come witness the Girls in Green in their penultimate game on the road to France 2019.

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UCD Festival

University College Dublin

The UCD Festival is a special day in the University’s calendar of events. It is an opportunity for alumni, current & retired staff, and our local community and friends to come to campus and enjoy a great day out. The second UCD Festival took place on Saturday 10 June 2017 and was a great day of free events. Over 65 events took place across campus, there were, talks, interactive exhibits with UCD Scientists and researchers, creative workshops, live performances, a Mind and Body zone, family fun, campus tours and an International Food Fair. There was something for everyone to enjoy.

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National Bike Week

Nationwide

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that's great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland. Cycling is fun. Did you know that anyone from 6 to 100 year olds can ride a bike - It's a perfect chance to spend quality time with family - Biking is a very flexible form of exercise. From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There's somet

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Gorillaz | Humanz Tour

Malahide Castle

Gorillaz have confirmed De La Soul, Little Simz and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will join the line-up at their biggest Irish show to date – the upcoming open-air concert at Malahide Castle on 9th June. The Humanz Tour hits Dublin this summer and will see Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) joined on stage by the Gorillaz live band – Damon Albarn, Gabriel Wallace, Mike Smith, Jesse Hackett, Jeff Wootton, Karl Vanden Bossche and Seye Adelekan – as well as selected performers from the stellar roll-call of Gorillaz' family of featured artists. Gorilla

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Dublin Kite Festival

North Bull Island

The Dublin City Council event will provide a jam packed day of exhilarating fun for all the family in North Bull Island, Clontarf on Sunday 10th June 2018. Last year’s Dublin Kite Festival attracted attendees from around the country, brandishing an array of kites ready to take to the skies and beautify the Dublin skyline with a jumble of colour. There was free entertainment all day long ensuring that attendees enjoyed a carefree Sunday afternoon reliving childhood memories of kite flying whilst having fun with friends and family. Whether attendees were brilliant kite fliers, or failing

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Street Feast

Nationwide

Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on 10th June, hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really — out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden. There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it's really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you.

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DCU Open Day

Nursing Building DCU

Offering a unique opportunity for 2018 CAO applicants and their parents/guardians to find out all they need to know to make a more informed decision about DCU before the CAO Change of Mind deadline on July 1st. The event will take place in the Nursing Building. If travelling by car, please park in Car Park 1 – the Multi-storey, which is the first building on the right hand side (after the small roundabout). Please use the Collins Avenue entrance. The Open Day will provide you with the opportunity to speak with DCU staff and current students from all faculties. DCU students will also be

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Bloomsday Festival

Various Locations

Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning. Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different

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The National Food and Drink Industry Summit

Croke Park

Ireland has a deserved reputation for producing the highest quality food in the EU with no one doubting the critical role the food and drink industry has on our nation’s growth and prosperity. Indeed, the manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland's most important indigenous industry with turnover approaching €26 billion annually. It is also deeply integrated into the wider economy with spending of €18 billion per year on intermediate consumption in other sectors and a further €2.1 billion on employee compensation. Who should attend? Producers Food & Drink Compa

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Dublin Choral Festival

Christ Church Cathedral

Facing the haunting outline of the majestic Wicklow Mountains, Ireland’s Fair City holds true to a 1,000-year Celtic heritage that inspires her music and artistry to this day. The inaugural Féile Córúil Dublin, or Dublin Choral Festival, will celebrate this great heritage of Celtic musical inspiration. The 2018 festival will take place June 13-17 and the 2019 festival will take place June 19-23. This event will feature mixed-voice choirs and individual singers from a variety of backgrounds joining together to sing en masse. Three days of rehearsals will lead participants to a grand fin

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Taste of Dublin

Iveagh Gardens

Taste of Dublin will return to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from 14 – 17 June 2018. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants each fashioned together exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival. This year’s theme, Food Lovers Playground, will bring a playful and vibrant twist to the event in June, brought to life through the vast array of restaurants, producers, bars, and exhibitors. Those in attendance have the chance to mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies. You wi

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Dalkey Book Festival

Dalkey

Dalkey Book Festival, described by Salman Rushdie as “the best little festival in the world”, takes place every year in June. It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned writers, including Booker Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, Impac winners, Oscar winners and Costa winners. Dalkey, “the most beautiful little seaside town on earth”, has a rich literary heritage. The birthplace of George Bernard Shaw, schoolhouse of James Joyce and playground to Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, Dalkey is also home to the like

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Product Camp Dublin

DIT Aungier Street

In the spirit of BarCamp, Product Camp Dublin is a collaborative, user organised unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing topics. At Product Camp Dublin there are no “attendees,” since everyone participates in some manner: This means you get to present, lead a roundtable discussion, share your experiences, help with logistics, help secure sponsorship, or volunteer. Product Camp Dublin is a great opportunity for you to learn from, teach to, and network with professionals involved in the Product Management, Marketing and Development processes!

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Taylor Swift

Croke Park

Taylor Swift has just announced that Charli XCX & Camila Cabello as support acts for her upcoming Reputation Stadium world tour which rolls into Dublin this Summer. Taylor will play two huge gigs in Dublin's Iconic Croke Park on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th June. Taylor Swift's critically acclaimed sixth studio album, reputation, topped iTunes album charts in 111 countries and debuted at no.1 on the both the Official UK Albums Charts and the Billboard 200 album chart. Selling over 1.29 million copies in the U.S. week of release, it is the highest selling album there this year. Tay

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The National

Donnybrook Stadium (Energia Park)

The National have revealed additional acts to their weekend line-up for Energia Park on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th June 2018. Tickets are now SOLD-OUT for the latter date on Saturday 16th June 2018. The weekend line-up is as follows: Friday 15TH June 2018: John Grant, Lisa Hannigan, Jay Som, Preoccupations. Saturday 16TH June 2018: (SOLD-OUT) Villagers, Cate Le Bon, Rostam. & very special guests to be added! JOHN GRANT John Grant will take to the stage at Energia Park on Friday 15th June 2018. Grant is fast-becoming an adopted-son in Ireland, adored for his candid and irreve

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Dublin Pride Festival

Dublin

In 1983, the 1st Dublin LGBT Pride Parade took place and has been going ever since, getting bigger every year. Dublin LGBTQ+ Parade is Ireland's, and now one of Europe's, biggest LGBTQ+ people parades with up to 30,000 plus people marching in 2017. We had 60+ floats with thousands and thousands of rainbow flags that involved community groups and a mix of corporates. The 2017 parade featured, for the 1st time ever, Ireland's Taoiseach who took part fully in the Dublin Pride Parade 2017 with Irish and International media attention on the parade & festival. Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Parade is the se

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InspireFest 2018

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Inspirefest is a unique international festival of technology, science, design and the arts. The main two-day conference takes place in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin’s Silicon Docks. Tickets also include free entry to our legendary Fringe festival, with live music, spoken word, comedy and an unmatched networking experience.

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Irish International A Cappella Festival

Various Locations

The Irish International A Cappella Festival returns for the second year taking place across various venues in Dublin city between the 22-24 June 2018. The biggest singing event of the summer, IIACF showcases the best a cappella that Ireland has to offer! Programme Friday June 22nd // ARDÚ VOCAL ENSEMBLE Festival hosts Ardú will launch the festival at the Sugar Club, Dublin with a brand new show, launching their first full album in two years on the same night! The concert will also feature the debut performance of Ardú A Cappella Chorus, a brand new initiative of young a cappella sing

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Flavours of Fingal

Newbridge House and Farm

The Flavours of Fingal County Show is a two day event jam packed with events, combining the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience all taking place within the historic walled garden of Newbridge House and Farm, Newbridge Demense, Donabate, County Dublin. KIDS ZONE There is so much for the kids to do with bouncy castles, face painting, archaeological digs, cycle obstacle courses, the Wild Air Run, kids golf and lots more. Just a stone’s throw from city life, the three day event offers real value for money, unbeatable food and the ult

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Maynooth University Open Day

Maynooth University

The Times Higher Education  Young Universities in the World ranking places Maynooth among the top 50 universities under 50 years old. With over a third of academic staff coming from abroad and many of our own academics and graduates working internationally, Maynooth University has built up a wealth of global connections. Students are at the heart of everything - Maynooth University prioritise your student experience, both academically and socially to ensure that you graduate with the best set of skills to help you succeed in the world, whatever you decide to do. Throughout the Open Da

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Docklands 5K Run

Dublin Docklands

The 2018 race will take place on Thursday, June 28th, starting at 7:30pm. The distance is 5k, run over a flat, fast loop in Dublin’s Docklands area. Organised by the runners from Crusaders Athletic Club, the Docklands 5k race is held with the help of the generous sponsorship, provided by many companies located in the Docklands and surrounding areas. The Docklands 5k is a non-profit event. All proceeds will be used to improve the facilities of Crusaders AC and to promote sport, health and well-being in the community. Entry is open to runners of all abilities either as individual participan

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Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

Merrion Square

Ireland's Biggest Summer Festival Over 300 spectacular shows, workshops and activities to enjoy 1/4 million are expected at Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular in Dublin's Merrion Square this July. The festival runs over 3 days in Dublin, showcasing the best in international street performance, interactive family activities, delicious artisan producers and street food from around the world as well as a pet wellness area with DSPCA. Entry is 100% FREE!

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EELS – Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

EELS will return to Ireland this summer to play Iveagh Gardens on Friday 6th July. EELS recently released their first studio album in four years, THE DECONSTRUCTION, performed by E, Koool G Murder and P-Boo with The Deconstruction Orchestra & Choir. Mark Oliver Everett, the genius behind EELS is better known as simply E. In 1995 E started to work under the name EELS and the following year released the debut album, Beautiful Freak which included the striking U.S. number one alternative hit, Novocaine For The Soul as well as Susan's House, Rags To Rags and Your Lucky Day In Hell. This

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The The – Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

The The, the brainchild of songwriter Matt Johnson, are one of the most brilliantly original bands of the 1980s and 1990s. Johnson formed his first band at the age of 11. At 17 he formed THE THE and by the age of 21 he had signed to the American record company CBS. He began releasing a series of albums over the following two decades which earned him a large and loyal international following, not only for his unique style of composition and production, but also for his intensely personal and political lyrics and outspoken interviews. With support from XORDOX (Foetus/JG Thirlwell).

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Michael Bublé

Croke Park

Multiple Grammy and Juno Award winner Michael Bublé is delighted to announce that Emeli Sandé will join him as special guest at Croke Park on Saturday 07 July. Emeli Sandé's critically acclaimed number one record, Our Version Of Events was the biggest selling album of 2012 and second biggest selling album of 2013, scoring three UK number 1 singles and 4.6 million album sales worldwide. Emeli released her second studio album, Long Live The Angels which became the biggest selling album from a UK female released in 2016. She went on to win 'Best Female' at the 2017 BRIT Awards, becoming he

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Bruno Mars

Marlay Park

Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Bruno Mars brings his 24K Magic World Tour to Marlay Park. The music hit-maker is delighted to announce the iconic Sister Sledge & DNCE as special guests. In the history of recorded music, there have been only a handful of musical groups which have managed to transcend time, genre, and culture…and Sister Sledge is indisputably one of these. The group has amassed a string of Gold and Platinum records, accumulating total sales of over 15,000,000 worldwide. Garnering along the way additional Grammy Nominations f

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Longitude

Marlay Park

Winner of 'Best New Festival' and 'Best Medium Festival' at Irish Festival Awards 2014, the 2018 Festival kicks off on Friday 13th July in the beautiful setting of Marlay Park.

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Aslan – Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

2018 is an exciting year for Irish band Aslan as 30 years ago they released their debut album Feel No Shame way back in 1988. To celebrate the band have just announced they will return to headline Dublin's stunning Iveagh Gardens this summer on Friday 13th July 2018.  The Feel No Shame tour will see the band performing songs from their iconic debut album. Aslan's new single Now I Know which was produced by Joe Jewell and Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script) will be released to coincide with the tour.    

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The Rose Festival

St. Anne's Park

Dublin City Council invites you to come along and join in the fun at the annual St. Anne’s Park Rose Festival which takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, 2018 from 10.00am to 6.00pm each day. St. Anne’s Park is one of the jewels of Dublin’s northside where the public can enjoy woodland walks, recreational facilities and, of course, the beautiful Rose Garden. We invite everyone to come along over the weekend and enjoy a great day of family fun in this beautiful setting. Some of the attractions on offer are horse and carriage rides, a living history exhibition, the Big B

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Damien Dempsey – Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

“One of Ireland’s great singer-songwriters”, The Guardian Damien played an epic show at Iveagh Gardens last July and this year he will be joined on the evening by very special guests Beoga and Paul Alwright. Damien Dempsey’s importance as a singer and songwriter of great passion, conviction and beauty has never been more prominent. Dempsey achieves a feeling at his concerts that other artists can only dream of. His connection with his audience is so palpable the most cynical of souls cannot help but be moved by the experience. Seventeen years into an astonishing career, Damien

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NACADA International Conference | Dublin

O'Brien Centre for Science

The NACADA International Conference provides an opportunity to share scholarly research, whether presenting or networking,  that clarifies best practices as well as strategies and programs that engage students in advising. Connect with practitioners in the field of academic advising, tutoring, or mentoring as we search for ways to empower our students.

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The Festival of Curiosity*

Various Locations

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways. With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland's annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of its kind in Europe. The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innov

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Dublin Quays Festival

Various Locations

A FREE music, comedy & spoken word festival taking place in venues along the banks of the River Liffey. 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.'  

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The Academic – Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

The Academic have announced a date for Dublin's stunning Iveagh Gardens on Friday 20th July 2018 marking their biggest headline show to date. Spending the best part of the last 3 years firmly establishing themselves as one of the most exciting bands on the live circuit both and home and abroad, their captivatingly energetic live shows have won the hearts of people wherever they go. Having already completed a number of  sold out dates across Ireland, the UK, US and Europe, debut album ‘Tales From The Backseat’ is sure to be the next step in what is likely  to be an incredible year f

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Dublin Maker

Merrion Square

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 21st, 2018 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, ho

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Aslan – Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

With special guests The Valves. 2018 is an exciting year for Irish band Aslan as 30 years ago they released their debut album Feel No Shame way back in 1988. To celebrate the band have just announced they will return to headline Dublin's stunning Iveagh Gardens this summer on Saturday 21st July 2018.  The Feel No Shame tour will see the band performing songs from their iconic debut album. Aslan's new single Now I Know which was produced by Joe Jewell and Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script) will be released to coincide with the tour.

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Bray Air Display

Bray Seafront

Enjoy Ireland’s Biggest Air Festival on Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 2018. The event, which is renowned as one of Europe’s best air displays, was recognised as 'Best Festival / Event Experience (large)' at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017. 140,000 people attended the two-day flying extravaganza last year. Visitors will be treated to gravity-defying manoeuvres, flyovers and aerobatic performances that will leave you speechless. We promise you it’s going to be an incredible show! While you wait for the activities to start in the skies over Bray

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Beatyard

Dún Laoghaire Harbour

Ahoy there, Beatyard is back on Bank Holiday Aug 3rd/4th/5th 2018 in Dún Laoghaire Harbour. Beatyard - 80+ music acts & performers Eatyard - 100+ food vendors, demos, food competitions, cooks and stands Brewtonic - 20 craft beers, wine, gin, rum and whisky bars The Back Page Gamesyard - Ping Pong Arena & Arcade Banteryard - arts & discussion Studioyard - design, tech, flea market, demos, activities Boatyard - nautical boogie boat parties on the water Kidsyard - fun, frolics and festivities Over 18s - Under 12s must have a kids ticket.

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Dublin Horse Show

RDS

The Dublin Horse Show - an event for all. The Dublin Horse Show continues to be the pinnacle event the Irish Sport Horse calendar and is the ultimate day out for any horse lover, with 1,500 horses and ponies competing in over 130 classes and competitions across the five days. Of course, there will be more on offer than just horses. Fusing the style and elegance of Ladies' Day, with an entertainment programme designed to keep the little ones delighted, along with multiple dining and shopping opportunities, and a renowned lively social scene. For the more cultured, one can enjoy RDS Craft

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Playstival

Airfield Estate

Ireland's new festival for kids & their parents celebrating play, fun & imagination. A 2-day new summer festival for children and their parents. Playstival celebrates play, imagination, and fun with a range of hands-on, fun and imaginative games and themed play universes. Playstival is both interactive and active, kids don’t just sit and watch, they play. The focus is on a more innocent approach to games and play, designed to foster interaction, movement and imagination - no fancy technology or a screen to be found! Playstival showcases eight themed 'play universes' for children to imm

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Big Grill Festival

Herbert Park

Europe's largest BBQ & Craft Beer festival returns August 16-19th 2018. A celebration of the art of cooking with fire & smoke, in the leafy surrounds of Dublin 4's Herbert Park. 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 and workshops from well known chefs, a chilli eating challenge, children's play area with entertainment, a grand BBQ cook-off and loads more.

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Dublin Tattoo Convention

Convention Centre Dublin

You will have the opportunity to meet and hang out with thousands of other people interested in tattoos! The tattoo culture itself is amazing and full of open-minded people. Great opportunity to get out and actually meet people. Also a chance to network and exchange information on the latest techniques and trends. There are, booths with products and services, competitions and contests, giveaways, seminars and workshops related to tattoo industry issues. There’s food, drink and entertainment. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details. And, yes, you can get tattooed and pierced a

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Selfbuild Live Dublin

Citywest Hotel

Formerly known as The SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show, the new look Selfbuild Live comes to the Citywest Hotel on 14-16 September 2018, open 10am-6pm on all 3 days. If you do not already have a promo code you can use the code 'WEB'. Selfbuild Live Dublin is the ultimate showcase for people who are building, extending, improving or simply decorating their home. Visitors are presented an abundance of ideas, inspiration and advice via 1-2-1 Clinics, Theatre talks and hundreds of Irish based exhibitors.

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Responsible Innovation Summit

Croke Park

Are you part of the transition towards a value-driven economy? Explore new dimensions of innovation!   Identify key factors which are shaping the next generation of innovations and investments! Join the community of leading professionals from different sectors to share ideas that matter regarding future-shaping concepts. Inevitable trends are here to stay towards responsible investments, value-driven consumer expectations and major economic changes driven by new technologies and emerging global challenges. Discover more about the concept of responsible innovation and how it means great power

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BluesFest 2018 – 26 October

3Arena

Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty, who as lead singer of multi-million-selling blues-rock outfit Creedence Clearwater Revival penned a string of hits including Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary and Have You Ever Seen The Rain, is the first headliner announced for this year's BluesFest, which returns to 3Arena in October. Fogerty, performing his first headline show since 2008, will be joined on the bill by one of the top-selling acts of the '70s, Steve Miller Band, who this year celebrate 50 years since the release of their debut album Children Of The Future. Fogerty and St

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BluesFest 2018 – 28 October

3Arena

BluesFest 2018 Presents, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters and Van Morrison With special guest: Colin Macleod BluesFest has added two superstar acts to the line-up for this year’s event with former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and visionary singer-songwriter Van Morrison both confirmed for the festival, which returns to 3Arena, Dublin in October. Both Plant and Morrison will perform full sets at 3Arena on Sunday October 28th. Plant, who appeared at BluesFest London as a special guest for Bill Wyman's 80th birthday show in 2016, is widely regarded as one of the gr

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UCD Open Day

UCD

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Cast

The Academy

Pedigree Britpop legends CAST announce the Greatest Hits Tour is coming to the Academy Dublin. Cast are set to release two new 'vinyl' only packages in November 2018 and are hitting the road to celebrate, performing their greatest hits. Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La's and Shack, Cast released four albums, the second Mother Nature Calls also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001. All Change became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Re

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Hothouse Flowers

The Olympia Theatre

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. Hothouse Flowers are a rock'n'roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band... Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own organic jam

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Tears for Fears ‘Rule The World’ Tour 2019

3Arena

Tears for Fears have been forced to postpone their forthcoming sold out UK & Ireland arena tour due to unforeseen health concerns and on doctor’s orders. Tears for Fears apologise to their fans and are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused. Tickets for 2018 remain valid for the rescheduled 2019 show (with Alison Moyet remaining as a very special guest). If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, please contact your point of purchase for a refund by Sunday 13th May 2018. Tears for Fears announce plans for their first UK and Ireland Tour since 2005 with a Dublin Show at the 3

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