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International Literature Festival Dublin

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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's line-up is sure to impress. Join us from 22 - 28 October, as we host some of the world's leading thinkers for a fantastic online programme. With readings, discussions, debates, workshop

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Quest for Quality

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Quest for Quality is a 2-day forward thinking conference on AI, QA and software testing. This year, we will gather top industry influencers & decision makers ONLINE to demystify AI in QA, AI & Testing. Our consistent annual statistics - 5 Continents, over 35 Nationalities, more than 85 Companies, up to 30 expert talks from industry professionals, over 5,000,000 impressions on social media! Sponsors, speakers & delegates confirm that the conference is impactful and meets it's objectives every year. Conference 2020 is amazingly designed and structured to strike a perfect bal

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UCD Science Postgraduate Open Evening

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Find out about your options for postgraduate study in the UCD College of Science. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the courses and to ask staff questions about Taught Graduate Courses.  This event will take place on Zoom. It will provide an overview of courses in each area before moving to a Q&A session with Course Directors. The event comprises two themed sessions introducing the range of courses available. Please register for the session(s) you are interested in below. Each session will have a different webinar link which will be emailed to registered attende

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LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network – Webinar Series: Máirín Ní Bheacháin, MoStyle

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LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network 'Wednesday Webinar' Series Talk: Managing your Personal Branding in Zoom World We all have our own personal brand but is yours saying what you would like it to say about you when it comes to your business, Zoom, your website and your social media touch points? The world has changed recently and as a result, we are working more remotely. We interact via a screen, from the head down. For now, the face to face meetings are not happening and we have to portray our thoughts, feelings and enthusiasm through a screen. This can be a challenge. I’d like

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Dockers & Demons Festival

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Dockers Demons returns for its 4th festival to D4 and the Docks of Dublin. A plague of dangerous birds has alighted on the village this year bringing a new season of mayhem, madness and horror. The new moon of Oct 16th saw the first of these dark birds arrive. Be alert, look lively, and beware the glowing eyes you may see staring in your window or across the street. The House of Broken Birds has arrived!! Responding to the extreme challenges of Covid 19, the team are enduring and staying with producing and presenting a festival. With no large gatherings allowed, we are working

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Futures Digital Festival: RESET

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Whether you are an art lover, an artist or an art professional, there are plenty of free events to keep you engaged and interested every week throughout October! Futures is a European photography platform that wants to add long term value in presenting curated talents from all over Europe. Futures is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The programme is divided into 5 sections, with online exhibitions, panel discussions, studio visits and more, with some of these events being run privately and in support of artists and arts professionals. If you are intereste

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Nutgrove Arts Festival

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This year celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Nutgrove Arts Festival 🎨🎤🎭 This year you will see Nutgrove Arts Fest moving online with an array of musical performances, Introductions to Artists, online Art workshops, Art competitions, Traditional Halloween story-telling, and much more. Stay tuned and enjoy 🎊 The Doorway Gallery Doodle Box Brilliant Events

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Doorway Gallery Online: Getting to know Yvonne Coomber

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“Getting to know Yvonne Coomber” will launch on October 26th at 3pm. When the works are posted on our website on 26th October at 3pm, why not try this new series of works on your own wall. With our new App, you can get the unique experience of being able to virtually hang one of Yvonne Coomber’s paintings in your own home! Simply download the app from our website, and follow the setup instructions. In addition to our solo exhibitions, we will also be hosting a Facebook Q&A evening, so grab yourself a glass of vino, and sit back to enjoy listening to Yvonne Coomber at 8pm on Thursday O

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Future Human

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Future Human - the first major tech event to go Hybrid in 2020. Live on stage from a purpose built studio in Dublin! Future_ Human_ Dublin > Online > The World Silicon Republic, Europe's leading tech news service, brings you Future Human, the evolution of their successful Inspirefest, and the first major tech event to go Hybrid in 2020. From the stage in a purpose built studio in Dublin, they'll be beaming out to homes and offices around the world in October. Many speakers and collaborators will be live on stage in the state-of-the-art studio, with all the requisite physical distan

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Bram Stoker Festival

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Bram Stoker Festival, which will once again bring fun and adventure to Dublin over Halloween weekend, Friday 30th October – Monday 2nd November, as we playfully celebrate the gothic, the mysterious, the after-dark and the supernatural and delve into the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors. In a year when the stakes have been raised in unexpected ways, the programme for this year’s celebration of Stoker and his infamous creation Dracula will focus on interactive and fun experiences for all ages, celebrating Dublin’s unique link to Stoker, the supernatural and Irish Hall

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Craft Value

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Craft Value: Craftsmanship and its conservation in the architecture of Britain and Ireland (1660-1760) - Virtual Conference hosted by Trinity College Dublin. Superlative historic craftsmanship in wood, stone and plaster is the subject of this one day virtual conference hosted by TCD. Convened by CRAFTVALUE, the Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate project in TCD's Department of History of Art and Architecture, it explores the intersection between research and practice in conserving and documenting craft in the architecture of Britain and Ireland (1660-1760). Bringing together speaker

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Kissing The Witch

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Presented by Corps Ensemble in partnership with axis Written by Emma Donoghue, Oscar-nominated writer of "Room" "They say she gives you one long look and your life hangs in the balance. But they say so many things about her, they can't all be true.' A potent brew of passion, ambition, and courage, Kissing the Witch cracks open the stories we know and love to see what's really going on beneath the cloaks and crowns. Journey through time and tradition as five fantastical stories weave a tapestry of love, lust and everything in between. This is an online screening of a pre-recorded pe

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The Irish Role in the Discovery of the Secret of Life

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As a geneticist, our speaker Mark Lawler has always been fascinated about the research that uncovered the “Secret of Life” as Francis Crick described the discovery of the structure of DNA in, of all places, the Eagle Pub in Cambridge. But Mark’s hero in this seminal discovery was not the cerebral Francis Crick, nor his more brash American colleague James Watson. In his public lecture as part of the celebrations of the 80th Anniversary of the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, Mark will focus on the oft forgotten contribution of Rosalind Franklin, the Dark Lady of DNA, who did so mu

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Finglas Fright Night

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Finglas Fright Night Festival goes virtual for 2020! Enjoy Finglas Fright Night from the comfort of your own home. Fright Night is such a unique and special event each year that we could not just let it go! Tune in on Saturday 31st October at 8pm to Finglas Fright Night Facebook page @finglasfright. This year’s virtual festival will be a mix of the best of the Fright Night Festival including Aslan, The Brilliant Trees, Martin McDonnell, Soundstrand, Just Dave, Colm Dawson Magic and some surprises hosted by Jim McCabe. For more information, please contact Community and Social Developm

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Otherworld 2020

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This year's Otherworld will be a very different experience.Unfortunately due to current restrictions there'll be no fireworks or outdoor festival. That's why this year the festival will be moving online, with loads of opportunities for you to get involved. . . Mun TV will be taking over social media on Halloween Night as part of the Otherworld Halloween Festival and  want YOU to be a part of it. Send a video of yourself showing off your talent to axisplayground@gmail.com or via facebook and your video could be shown on Halloween Night. Not only that but one act will be chosen as t

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The Liberties Haunt

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For one night only we bring you tricks and treats for all ages as we bring you the Liberties Haunt Online! On Halloween night we will be casting a Witchy spell and sending our ghastly gouls, dancing demons, singing sirens and a whole throng of terrifying talent from the halls of Smock Alley straight into your home! For now, stay safe, stay local, stayspooky! Here are the confirmed performers on the night ARTISTS + PERFORMERS • JYELLOWL • SOPHIE DOYLE RYDER • BREADLINE THEATRE COMPANY • PAULIE + AN UNHOLY HOST OF TALENT INCLUDING • LOCAL & PROFESSIONAL DANCERS,

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PM Summit 2020

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We are delighted to announce that PM Summit 2020 will be an online event, taking place on Tuesday 3rd November. We will be streaming online from The Convention Centre Dublin via the PM Summit virtual platform, and all sessions will be available for delegates to watch for up to 30 days post event. For the first time delegates will have the opportunity of attending all tracks, and through our virtual platform we will providing you with the opportunity to connect and network with all delegates, speakers and sponsors within the PM Summit virtual platform. This one-day event brings together i

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Imagining Ireland: Paul Brady

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Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs a one-off exclusive global livestream show from the National Concert Hall. One of Ireland’s enduringly popular artists, an evening with Paul Brady on stage 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. For this exclusive one-off livestream show, he invites Irish Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter, Loah, to share the stage.

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Science Week

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Now in its 25th year, Science Week 2020 will take place from November 8th to 15th against a societal backdrop never previously experienced in our lifetime. Now, more than ever, we have turned to the information science provides to guide our decisions. The Science Week community are busy transforming exciting Science Week activities to brand new digital, virtual, and blended formats. The core theme for Science Week 2020 is ‘Science Week - Choosing our Future’ focusing on how science can improve our lives in the future, and in the present. This will explore how science can help us to m

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They Float Up

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A streamed online event Presented by Bewley’s Café Theatre and The Lock Inn on Wednesday 11th, 18th and 25th of November, 2020 Quirky, bubbly Joan walks into a bar in New Orleans. Serious, sullen Darnell is not in the mood to talk. A random encounter between two lost and lonely people sparks this funny, feel-good story of human connection. Bewley's Cafe Theatre is proud to present online, its production of They Float Up by Jacquelyn Reingold, which charmed and entertained audiences in the Cafe Theatre in 2019. This was the European Premiere of this work by Jacquelyn Reingold, write

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Diwali-Festival of Lights: A Civic Celebration

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Ireland India Council in conjunction with Dublin City Council is delighted to invite members of the public to join us in celebrating Diwali-Festival of Lights to be held virtually observing the current COVID-19 protocols. This year four days long festival will start on Friday 13 November and culminate on Monday 16 November 2020. The civic celebration of Diwali is a spectacular event in Ireland that encompasses and invites members and peers from across communities to share the joys and wondrous Diwali celebration with community leaders, and leading personalities from businesses, academics, a

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Run In The Dark Virtual

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As darkness sweeps around the globe in mid-November, 25,000 people worldwide will get up from their armchairs, slip on their red flashing armbands and pull on their running shoes to complete a 5k or 10k. Running separately while connecting socially across 7 continents, this global movement will light up the night as people hit the road to Run in the Dark for the Mark Pollock Trust and donate or fundraise for our charity partner Collaborative Cures to help cure paralysis in our lifetime. Millions of paralysed people worldwide don’t have the option to stand up, walk or run. You can help

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Trinity HistoryCon

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Virtual Conference HistoryCon is an interdisciplinary event celebrating the relationship between popular media and academic research. This year’s theme is “Humanising History” and will focus on the connection between historical research and a personal relationship with popular media. The talks and panels will explore this relationship across different media and eras of history. These talks and panels will be aimed at mixed audiences. HistoryCon seeks to engage and invite the general public into the academic sphere. Although HistoryCon arises from historical research specifically

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Jobs Expo

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Jobs Expo Dublin will now take place as Virtual Recruitment Expo this November 21st (10am-4pm) and will feature hundreds of active job opportunities in Dublin. It will be free of charge to attend. With unemployment still at a high level in Ireland, Virtual Recruitment Ireland will provide job seekers with real opportunities to find new employment across a wide variety of industries. What can you expect at Virtual Recruitment Expo? Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad Specialised recruiters dedicated to jobs in particular industries Professional Career Coa

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MoRun Dublin

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Entries for MoRunning 2020 are now open! Taking place virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, runners can register for 1.5km, 5km and 10km distances. We may not be able to physically come together, but we can still run as one as MoRunners throughout the month of November, we can still dress up and grow a Mo (or paint one on!) and we will still continue to support Movember.

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Cyber Expo Ireland

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Renaissance, Ireland’s leading Data Security Distributor is delighted to introduce our annual Cyber Data and Compliance Expo & conference – this year held virtually! As usual, we will be bringing together the whole cyber ecosystem- exhibitors, resellers, end users, IT experts and general business thought leaders keen to understand what they can do to mitigate security risks to their business. Cyber Con Ireland will allow the ability to hear case studies of how technology has been applied in different industries, and to speak to multiple Security Experts on a 1-1 for advice, guidance an

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Imagining Ireland: Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi: There Is No Other

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The evolving soundtrack of Ireland, Imagining Ireland showcases the most exciting creative artists at work today. Rhiannon Giddens is an American artist of folk and traditional music, played on fiddle and banjo; Francesco Turrisi is an Italian pianist and percussionist well versed in jazz, early music and Mediterranean music; at first blush, their worlds don’t overlap. But at a chance musical meet-up in Ireland they found that her 19th century American minstrel banjo tunes and his traditional Sicilian Tamburello (tambourine) rhythms fit very naturally together. They soon discovered the

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CIF Health and Safety Summit

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Health & safety in the construction industry has been dramatically altered by Covid-19. The pandemic has impacted all aspects of construction projects including how workers interact with each other on-site, how daily toolbox talks are conducted, how our employees’ mental health and wellbeing is supported, how inspections are performed as well as addressing how the processes around permitting and environmental compliance are managed. The CIF’s annual Health & Safety Summit is the industry’s foremost annual event to focus on the most critical safety, health and risk issues impacting you

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Dublin Book Festival

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Dublin Book Festival - An online programme bringing authors, illustrators and publishers into the homes of book lovers throughout Ireland and the world! Since 2006, DBF has been a mainstay of the Irish writing and publishing scene and a highlight of the literary year. With its special focus on Irish-published authors, the 2020 Festival continues that tradition of promoting and supporting Irish literary voices, both established and emerging. This year the festival will be presenting its programme online due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Programme Director Julianne Siron said, "We wanted

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Pendulum Resurgence: Emerging from Disruption

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The Pendulum Summit team have been working tirelessly to bring you an exclusively world-class, immersive, interactive live virtual event, and we are very excited to be launching our brand new inaugural Pendulum Resurgence. Emerging From Disruption, a Virtual, Live & Interactive event taking place on November 27th 2020. Bringing together some of the biggest names to deliver some thought-provoking and inspiring talks on topics relevant to the times ahead including Business Agility, Perseverance, Remote Leadership, Bounce-back Ability, Self-Motivation & Well-being. It will allow you

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Tech Connect Online

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Tech Connect Online - Visit the Future. Register for your FREE pass to attend. This gathering of 2,000+ key decision makers from the UK and Ireland tech sector will provide a unique online forum for leading technology companies, tech buyers, start-ups, investors to meet and discuss the key tech trends facing the sector in 2020. The format of the event, which includes multiple stages, provides a diverse range of technology strands and how they are impacting on the business environment. Expect lively debate and interactive exhibitors who can educate and inform you of the latest trends in this

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Before

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From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for… Directed by Jim Culleton WINNER: HERALD ARCHANGEL AWARD, Edi

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Mistletown Christmas Festival

Dublin Fruit & Veg Market

Mistletown is a free public Christmas Experience, supported by Dublin City Council. It is a place where everyone can come to get some festive cheer. For the month of December, the city’s Fruit & Veg Market will be transformed into the country’s biggest in-door Christmas Experience. Mistletown will be filled with festive atmosphere, from the Artisan Food & traditional Craft Market to the Victorian Fairground experience. Mistletown will have something for all the family. The event will take place on the following dates in December: • Sat 5th & Sun 6th - 10am to 10pm

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