What’s On

Curated events across Dublin city and county.

Dropkick Murphys

Vicar Street

Celtic punk-rock legends Dropkick Murphys will return to Dublin for three nights at Vicar St. Their new album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, represents a high-water mark for Dropkick Murphys as they invite listeners everywhere to once again take an active part in their story. "We've stayed true to what the band is and has always been. And we're still expanding on our sound and lyrical content," offers Brennan. A look back at childhood life, a snapshot of a clueless Masshole, a stop-you-in-your tracks reflection on a terrorist tragedy... it's all there across the record's 11 track

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Age of Arts

Paccar Theatre

Experience an interesting, fun afternoon of discussion about how creativity, science and the brain can work together through an arts and social spectrum as we age. Artists and scientists will give informative talks and participate in an open discussion with the audience. This will be followed by an interactive music workshop to spark your creativity. Speakers include: • Prof Brian Lawlor (Global Brain Health Institute, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, Trinity College Dublin) • Prof Román Romero Ortuño (Global Brain Health Institute, Mercer’s Institute for Successful

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And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

The Civic Theatre

Fulfilling a long held desire to pay tribute to his hero Stan Laurel, Jeffrey Holland tells this intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication about one of Hollywood’s great film comedians. Jeffrey (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy the show takes place during Laurel’s visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic par

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The Verdict

Gaiety Theatre

The second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation The Verdict. Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the unforgiving medical establishment he courageously refuses an out of court settlement, believing it is negligence that has condemned a young mother. Smelling a cover up, he instead takes the case and the entire legal system to court. Set in the Irish enclave of Boston in 1980, this is

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Beginning

Gate Theatre

The last two people at a house-warming party. Two hearts on the shelf. Are they brave enough to fall? Beginning is a tender and funny play about the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance on someone new. Described as an '(anti) romance for [the] 21st century' - Evening Standard, David Eldridge's Beginning is an insightful and touching look at the challenges of connecting and sharing in the era of social media and online dating.  

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MusicTown

Various Locations

An eclectic 2-week musical celebration, this year MusicTown applauds collaboration and diversity in all its forms. From 12th – 21st April artists from across the musical spectrum will gather in Dublin to collaborate and create unforgettable musical moments. An exciting new addition to the programme this year will see a specially curated programme of events for children, MusicTown Jr, run from 5th – 12th April, encouraging music lovers of all ages to take part.

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The Vienna Model – Housing for the 21st Century

Various Locations

The Vienna Model - Housing for the 21st Century, is internationally regarded for its continued achievement of sustainable, high quality residential development using a cost-rental approach that in effect delivers housing for all. This inspiring exhibition is visiting Dublin for the first time. The exhibition centres on sixty prototypical Viennese projects from the last hundred years, with a special focus on the public art that has complemented Vienna's housing since the First Republic. It presents architectural images and information, videos and works of art on scaffolding arranged across t

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War Horse

BGE Theatre

Following 8 record-breaking years in London's West End, and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre's acclaimed play War Horse returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. Albert, who remained on his parents' Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he e

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Dublin: One City, One Book

Dublin

Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. The One City, One Book choice for 2019 is The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien. When The Country Girls, Edna O'Brien's first novel, appeared in 1960, it predated and anticipated the feminist revolution. It stood out and stood alone, upturning every category. There was little to compare with it. The Country Girls grew over time to what we now know as The C

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The Seamster’s Daughter

Smock Alley Theatre

The Seamster's Daughter - Megan always dreamt of meeting her birth father, but after discovering she was conceived through rape she sets out in search of a monster. Through Megan's story Glass Mask presents a challenging and conflicting drama that looks at consent, choice and the right to life. We all know what she should do, but what would you do…? After the success of Glass Mask Theatre's debut production Idlewild by Jimmy Murphy, Smock Alley's company-in-residence invites you back to the Boys' School for Jimmy's latest play.

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The Irish Potato Famine

Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Floor 2.

The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word 'Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the 'Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. Some historians prefer to use the name 'Great Hunger' to describe this period of ma

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Easter at Dublinia

Dublinia

There's so much going on from Good Friday to Easter Monday from 11am to 4pm every day at Dublinia, including.... Viking tablet weaving - From medieval spinning to weaving, to complicated braid making, see how our experts use these skills using traditional Viking fabric and looms. Viking weapons demonstration - Join Claoimh and find out all about arms and armour in Ireland c. 795 – 1171. Explore the weapons of Viking Age Ireland including swords, shields, spears, bows, and axes, and find out the skills and tactics of using them. See a range of domestic Viking goods including unique Iris

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Fur City

Smock Alley Theatre

Fur City is an improvised soap opera… with puppets! Completely made up on the spot based on suggestions from the audience, this hilarious soap parody features some of Ireland's most talented comedy performers and improvisers, and a cast of puppet pals. Directed by: Dave Coffey & Kelly Shatter Cast: Luke Benson Tony Cantwell Dave Coffey Ali Fox Peter McGann Pearl O’Rourke Kelly Shatter Age suitability 18+

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Church – The Good Friday, Meat / Sex / Booze / Rave

Button Factory

Church - The Good Friday, Meat / Sex / Booze / Rave. James, Dave and Kyle started Church. Church was a party where you could be who you want, kiss who you want and do what you want. It was the complete opposite of the actual church. After a hiatus, they returned for a series of one off parties. Church – The Reunion was too much fun that there was no way that they would not throw one more party for the hundreds of sinners that turned up to repent. This time around they're back on the holiest of nights, Good Friday, and hosting the inaugural MEAT / SEX / BOOZE / RAVE. Once again, James,

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Swords Viewfinders Photography Club Exhibition

Malahide Parish Pastoral Centre

Swords Viewfinders Photography Club Exhibition - Easter weekend sees the annual photographic exhibition by Swords Viewfinders at the Malahide Pastoral Centre in Malahide, Co Dublin. The exhibition opens on Easter Friday 19th Apr and runs until May the 1st. Around a hundred images will be on display, covering a wide range of subjects.

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Dublin City Ramblers

dlr Mill Theatre

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of ballads, folk, humour, wit and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, Top Ten hits, several Awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland's Number 1 Ballad Group!

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Leinster v Toulouse

Aviva Stadium

Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at Aviva Stadium between Leinster Rugby and Stade Toulousain will be the 12th tournament meeting between the two sides in the European Cup. The only two sides that have met on more occasions are Munster Rugby and Castres Olympique (16). This will be the third semi-final meeting of Leinster and Toulouse. The French side defeated Leinster on 1 May 2010 in Toulouse on the way to their fourth European title. The following season Leinster overcame Toulouse 32-23 at Aviva Stadium to reach the final where they produced a stunning second-half comeb

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Spotless

Smock Alley Theatre

Spotless is a darkly humorous and gripping suburban thriller from award-winning writer Gary Duggan. Forty-something Genevieve has downsized from an affluent suburb and struggles with life in her new home backing onto a grim block of flats. Jenny, a leaving cert student who lives in the flats, wants a way out. While Genevieve clings to her last chance of having children, Jenny avoids unwanted attention from the opposite sex. When these two very different women become entangled with a mysterious young man, neither woman's life will ever be the same again.

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Rock Against Homelessness

Olympia Theatre

Rock Against Homelessness, in aid of Focus Ireland will take place on Tues 23rd April at Dublin's Olympia Theatre. Line-Up • Camille O'Sullivan • Aidan Gillen • Tommy Fleming • Natty Wailer • Jerry Fish • The Celtic Tenors • MC: Laura Whitmore Plus some very special guests!!

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Live Collision International Festival

Project Arts Centre

Live Collision International Festival creates extraordinary experiences for audiences and supports the most groundbreaking and challenging artists of our time; carving a space within our cultural landscape that previously did not exist. They support the most challenging artists & ideas of contemporary culture by foregrounding new Irish voices, inviting international practitioners of world repute and building frameworks for the development of artists and audiences with new platforms for collaboration and the presentation of live art practice. Live Collision is regarded as the leading cur

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Truffle Elevate: Dublin

Science Gallery Dublin

Truffle is proud to introduce Truffle Elevate, a three-day deep dive blockchain development workshop and community event. Truffle are thrilled to host the first ever Truffle Elevate in Dublin! Their goals are to elevate your development skills, empower you to build streamlined decentralised applications, and inspire you to bring your ideas to the world! Elevate is designed to up-skill both traditional and blockchain developers by empowering them to leverage Truffle's tasty blockchain development suite and connect more seamlessly to the entire blockchain ecosystem. There'll be morning Truffl

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European Mentoring and Coaching Council

The CCD

The International Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference takes place from  April 24th-26th, 2019 at The Convention Centre Dublin. The theme for the 25th annual conference is to reflect, learn and transform. There will be sessions from Keynote speakers along with session speakers and the option to upgrade to a pre-conference Master-Class.

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Dublinia Big Dig

Dublinia

Dig for ancient Viking treasure at the Dublinia Big Dig. Put your hard hat on and get your hands dirty to experience life as an Archaeologist. The Big Dig is all included in your entrance fee to Dublinia! So come and join the Big Dig in the grounds of Dublinia from the 24th to the 27th of April, where visitors will get to take part in our very own simulated archaeology excavation. It promises to be a fun packed family event where children will get a chance to discover how archaeologists excavate and hopefully find some artefacts and treasures of their own. Dig Times are at 10.30am/11

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An Evening with Edna – (Dublin: One City, One Book)

The Mansion House

An Evening with Edna - (Dublin: One City, One Book) Spend the evening in the company of Edna O’Brien, author of this year's Dublin: One City, One Book, and one of Ireland's most treasured writers. Edna will be interviewed by writer Colum McCann about her enormous contribution to world literature. She will be joined by singer Moya Brennan and harpist Cormac de Barra, playing some of her favourite music. Selected excerpts from The Country Girls Trilogy will be read by actor Seána Kerslake at this very special event.

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The Glass Menagerie

Gate Theatre

American Classic Drama. A family struggles to survive. | When do bonds bind too tight? | And dreams become delusions? Booking Information Previews: from April 25th Opening Night: May 1st Matinees: Sat, 2.30pm Evenings: Tue - Sat, 7.30pm

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Raimonda Sings Gospel, Soul & Jazz

Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club

Raimonda sings with passion, love and memories from the depths of the heart. Born in Northern Europe and supported by renowned Irish musicians she brings to the stage some of the most beautiful love, jazz, and classic melodies. Performing gospel, swing and jazz standards; this group of exceptionally talented musicians is not to be missed. With Drums, Double Bass, Piano, Guitar and backing vocals that blend together effortlessly supporting Raimonda's unique voice the superb sound and infectious energy of this group embodies the spirit of soul. Her voice enchants and has taken her all over th

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Marlay House Traditional Irish Music Nights

Marlay House

dlr Heritage Events are delighted to host three evenings of Local Traditional Irish Music and Song from award winning Local traditional musicians in the wonderful setting of Marlay House. If this event does not sell out, there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door each evening. Friday 26/4/2019 - Cathal Croke (Uilleann Pipes)/ Colm Ó Coisdealbha and Brian Dillon (Folk Singing).

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Jobs Expo Dublin 2019

Croke Park

Jobs Expo is returning to Dublin! Jobs Expo Dublin will be held at Croke Park's Cusack Suite on Saturday 27th April 2019 (10am-4pm). Jobs Expo Dublin will feature hundreds of active job opportunities at home and abroad and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. What can you expect at Jobs Expo Dublin? * Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad * Specialised areas dedicated to jobs in particular industries * Educational experts offering advice on upskilling, part-time and evening courses, and third-level courses * Start your o

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Orchid Fair

National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland - Orchid Fair. A wide variety of orchids will be on display during the annual Orchid Fair, being held in the Teak House. This event is of interest to both beginner and accomplished growers and will provide an opportunity to source orchids, books and sundries. As part of the fair, there will be talks on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection.

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The Greatest Showman

Axis

The Greatest Showman - special screening with guest performances from local dance troupe, Threads. Step right up and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all. Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America's original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a brash dreamer who rose from nothing to prove that anything you can envision is possible and that everyone, no matter how invisible, has a stupendous story worthy of a world-class spectacle.

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Beyond The Horizon

Draíocht

Beyond The Horizon - Ireland's New Pink Floyd Tribute Show. Played by fans, for fans. Beyond The Horizon brings together session musicians and singers from what's best on the current Irish music scene, for this Pink Floyd Tribute Show. Everyone in the band is a life-long Floyd fan and it comes across in their set-lists and stage show. Combining great musicianship, amazing singers and their own custom light/laser show, Beyond The Horizon promises a top class experience while making lots of new friends along the way.

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Words+Ideas: Rose McGowan

NCH

Words+Ideas: Rose McGowan gained global recognition as a leading actress and is now best known as a feminist whistle-blower, activist and agent of change. Interviewed live on-stage, McGowan will explore the realities of exposing the truth about the inequality and injustice of the entertainment industry and shining a light on a multi-billion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny. How can we dismantle the concept of 'fame'? How do we continue to maintain the strength required to be Brave? The past 18 months have been an incredibly turbulent time in McGowan's life, but her most recent and

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Electric Bike Show

Corkagh Park

Electric Bike Show combining electric bike test-rides, family fun & tasty food. Ireland's first ever eBike Show, at Dublin's Corkagh Park cycle test track, with options to test and trial eBikes on a special test cycle track. Some of the biggest and best electric bike brands will be in attendance over the weekend including: Haibike, Raleigh, Winora, Stromer, Riese & Muller, Orbea as well as eCargo bikes from Urban Arrow and Tern. Trial one, some, or all of the best models from the world's greatest eBike manufacturers in all categories including cargo, sport & city and off-road. T

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Dodder Action Day

Various Locations

Dodder Action Day - Dodder Action is an umbrella group of volunteers who want to maximise the potential of the River Dodder as an amenity for the people of Dublin. Working groups are organised to go out and clean the river banks with equipment from Dublin City Council, dlr County Council and Dublin South County Council. The group are partnered with UCD's Citizen Science projects and have built a vigilant community along the river to safe-guard this wonderful resource for the enjoyment of the hundreds of walkers, anglers, dog-lovers, naturalists and cyclists who use it every day. Equipment

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Dublin Night Run

Starts @ Custom House

The Night Run is back for 2019 - Running through the streets of Dublin City Centre once again! Runners of all abilities and ages are welcome to take part in Night Run Dublin 10K 2019, and every participant will receive a reflective premium technical race top to wear on the night, as well as a goodie bag and finisher's medal. Sanctioned by Athletics Ireland, the race is chip-timed, allowing returning runners to benchmark their performance on previous years, and new participants to record their progress. With great scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience, it's no wonde

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Trinity Week

TCD

Trinity Week - The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is delighted to lead on this year's programme. Join us for a week of events on the theme of 'Silence' - from public talks and music to film screenings, guided walks and sports.. Trinity Week commences at 10am on "Trinity Monday", April 29th, when Trinity College Dublin celebrates the announcement of new Honorary Fellows, Fellows and Scholars of the College. The ceremony is one of the oldest and most colourful at Trinity College and refers back to the foundation of Trinity College in 1592, as a corporation consisting of the P

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Dublin Painting & Sketching Club Exhibition

CHQ

Dublin Painting and Sketching Club's 141st Annual Exhibition will be held at CHQ, in the IFSC, in Dublin city centre from Monday April 29th - Sunday May 12th 2019, exhibiting 170 paintings from the clubs 70+ members. Recently, the arrival of younger painters has revitalised the Club. Many of these are Art School graduates who, in defiance of Establishment values, have learned to paint. They are fine representatives of the revival of expressive painting that is changing the world of art. The ancient idea of painting as visible poetry is also returning. It will be what we look forward to s

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Take That – Greatest Hits Live 2019

3Arena

Take That celebrate 30 years with Greatest Hits Live 2019 Special guest - Rick Astley. To celebrate their milestone, the band have announced a massive UK & Ireland arena and stadium tour performing all their much loved greatest hits live. They will be joined by special guest Rick Astley. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are Take That in 2019 and continue the legacy of one of the most successful bands in chart history. Formed as a five piece in 1989, they enjoyed immediate success with their first two albums charting at No.2 & No.1 respectively. Third album Nobody Else confi

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How Open Data can help our Environment

The Wood Quay Venue

Open Data is a valuable resource that can provide key insights to help protect our environment and support sustainability. Open Data can be used to build new applications, enhance existing products or provide additional context for decision-making There is a large amount of Open Environment Data available in Ireland, from meteorological and waste data, to information about air and water quality, and land usage and energy consumption. In this third session of the Open Data Impact Series, we will talk to both publishers and users of Open Environment Data. We will look at how the data is being

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Royal Opera: Faust (Live)

Light House Cinema

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod's opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870's Paris. Above all, the music includes seve

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The Antlers – Hospice | 10 Year Anniversary Acoustic Show

The Sugar Club

Dear Friends, It's been some time! And we've got some news for you. We're reissuing the Hospice LP on March 8th, 2019, in honour of its 10th anniversary. It will be newly pressed on double white vinyl, with deluxe artwork and packaging courtesy of the album's original artist, Zan Goodman. We'll be playing a limited number of acoustic shows to celebrate, too. But it will be a bit different this time as the core band now consists of Peter Silberman and drummer Michael Lerner — longtime multi-instrumentalist, producer, and engineer Darby Cicci is no longer with the band. Though we've

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International Jazz Day

Various Locations

International Jazz Day was designated by UNESCO in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact. Fundamentally it’s a great opportunity to celebrate this incredible genre of music, its history, variety and innovation, and for us at IMC it’s a wonderful way to celebrate the constant creativity of Irish jazz artists. The United Nations and UNESCO now bot

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Trad

Abbey Theatre

Trad - A poignant, absurd and hilarious tale of a 100-year-old Irishman... and his father. "There's a child belonging to me wandering around out there for seventy years and I never met him. I've a trip left in me… Get me leg!" Mark Doherty's award-winning Trad tells the hilarious story of 100-year-old Thomas… and his father. Together they set out to discover the son they never knew he had. Featuring live traditional Irish music, Trad is a side-splitting, heart-warming saga. Directed by renowned actor Aaron Monaghan, featuring Emmet Kirwan as Da, Clare Barrett as Fr. Rice & S

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Bealtaine Festival

Nationwide

Bealtaine is Ireland's national festival which uniquely celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the national organisation that promotes active and engaged living as we get older. 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 festival takes place each May. The ancient festival of Bealtaine or Beltane (held on May 1), marked the mi

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PhotoIreland Festival

Various Locations

PhotoIreland Festival 2019 - 10th Anniversary: Ireland's International Festival of Photography & Image Culture, May 1st - July 31st 2019. Vibrant, friendly, all-inclusive: a festival for all to enjoy. The year 2019 will see the 10th edition of PhotoIreland Festival bringing to Dublin an ambitious programme. May will bring the opening of the main exhibitions, while June will be dedicated to an extended educational programme with activities for all. The fireworks are reserved for July 4th when PhotoIreland Foundation will open The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland in Dublin c

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Dublin Dance Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. The festival provides a platform for Irish choreographers to develop their work in an international context, premiering major new Irish works during each Festival and providing key networking opportunities. Each year the Festival attracts many prominent dance promoters from overseas for whom Dublin has become an exciting place to discover new dance.

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Poetry Day

Nationwide

Poetry Day Ireland is a major one-day festival of Irish poetry. In 2019 we'll be celebrating Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday May 2nd and the theme for 2019 is Truth or Dare? The 20th century writer Jean Cocteau reckoned that 'a poet is a liar who always speaks the truth'. We think he was on to something. In today's world of endless spin, our relationship with the truth has become, well, complicated! The distilled language of great poetry cuts straight to the truth. It dares us to reveal our most honest emotions and sharpens our focus on the world. Or if the truth makes you despair, pl

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All-Ireland Business Summit

Croke Park

Serious about scaling? The 2019 All-Ireland Business Summit focuses on the key goal for every business: GROWTH. 'Scaling for Success' looks at how big thinking can lead to even bigger businesses. The All Ireland Summit at Croke Park is a gathering for business people by business people, an event designed to help begin and cultivate relationships whilst providing clear actionable strategic insights. Save the date for the 5th All-Ireland Business Summit, Croke Park, May 2nd 2019. #pitch4progress

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Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything

Draíocht

Back by popular demand following 2 sell-out shows in January! Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything. A brand new show from 'The Outright King of Live Comedy' - The Times. The star of 'Ireland's Got Talent', Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don't miss the chance

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Before

Axis

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… "Kinevane's performance works like a spell… a real showstopper" - ★★★★ Irish Times "extraordinary collaboration… soul-searching, achingly touchin

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Invasion 1169

TCD

Invasion 1169 - May 2nd, 2019, marks, perhaps to the very day, the 850th anniversary of the first landing in County Wexford in 1169 of the Anglo-Norman adventurers enlisted by the king of Leinster, Diarmait Mac Murchada. Their arrival marks the start of the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland. Within two years, Henry II would become the first reigning English monarch to set foot on Irish soil. In what was arguably the single most formative event in Irish history, King Henry formally brought the island under the lordship of the English crown, a constitutional relationship that endures to the pr

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ODI Ireland vs England

Malahide Cricket Club

One Day International between Ireland and England at Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin.

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Finnegans Wake-End

The James Joyce Centre

Press Release To mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of Finnegans Wake, the James Joyce Centre is delighted to host Finnegans Wake-End, a weekend celebrating this outrageous epic of 20th Century literature. Since its publication in 1939, Joyce’s final work Finnegans Wake has baffled, delighted and inspired countless readers. The Finnegans Wake-End is sure to entertain both seasoned readers and newcomers with its range of activities celebrating the book’s legacy and discussing its contemporary relevance. "This event provides a valuable opportunity either to get to know Joyce

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DabbledooMusic Workshops

Axis

DabbledooMusic provides an accessible, engaging and fun way for all the family to enjoy playing music together, regardless of previous experience or ability. Their resources have been developed to encourage creativity and collaboration through the power of music. They use a system of animated, colour-coded notation that anyone can understand to get everybody making music in no time. Set up in 2010 by Shane McKenna and Killian Redmond, both artists and educators who shared a mutual love of music. Since then, they have developed an entire music curriculum. In this workshop children will be pr

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Haughey | Gregory

Draíocht

Fishamble's Haughey|Gregory by Colin Murphy, directed by Conall Morrison, follows the deal made between Tony Gregory and Charles Haughey in 1982, when Gregory took a surprise Dáil seat - and suddenly found himself holding the balance of power. Can Gregory use his vote to achieve something for his constituents? To do so, he will have to face off against the dominant personality of Irish politics - Charles J Haughey. Following a short, sold-out tour of Haughey|Gregory in 2018 - to the Abbey Theatre, Mountjoy Prison, Dáil Éireann and Croke Park - Fishamble tours the production nationally in

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Athletics Ireland Race Series – Irish Runner 5K

Phoenix Park

Athletics Ireland Race Series will include 3 road races within the Phoenix Park; Irish Runner 5K, Irish Runner 5 Mile (June 15th) & Irish Runner 10 Mile (July 13th). These races will also incorporate the National Championship for 5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile. Each race within the 2019 Series will be chip timed. Complete all 3 races to form the interlocking Athletics Ireland Race Series medal. All 3 races can be purchased via the Race Series Bundle for €50 (plus processing fee).

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Leinster Pipe Band Championships

Swords Castle

The Leinster Pipe Band Championships will be held in the grounds of Swords Castle, Swords, County Dublin on Saturday, 4th May 2019. This is the second year these championships are being held, thanks to the support of Fingal County Council. The bands will be from all parts of Ireland - last year, bands from Armagh, Carlow, Dublin, Killeshin, Limerick, Newcastlewest and New Ross competed. While there is a serious side to the competition, as the rules of the competition must be obeyed, it is a family event and an opportunity to catch up with old friends, after the long practice season.

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Dimitri From Paris

Button Factory

When it comes to disco Dimitri from Paris is a genuine authority; a gentleman DJ who loves an image yet eschews spectacle in favour of fastidiously executed musical selections, drawing on four decades of glorious music. A global and hugely popular DJ for no other reason than he can educate and create a real party at the same time, Dimitri is a modern-day maestro who has fans that span the spectrum, from 'heads' to occasional musical thrill seekers.

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Coderdojo Coolest Projects International

RDS

Coolest Projects International is the world's leading technology fair for young people. It gives young people from around the world the chance to showcase the great ideas they have created in Code Clubs, CoderDojo clubs, Raspberry Jams, as a student of a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, or in other initiatives. It inspires and rewards innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology skills.At Coolest Projects, young makers bring projects to share with fellow creators and with the public, and they explore others' work. Outstanding entries can win awards in different categories. Al

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Street Feast

Nationwide

Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on Sunday 5th May 2019, hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really — out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden. Register your feast on the Street Feast website and you'll be sent out your free party pack to help you get started. Street Feast is supported by the Department of Community and Rural Development and the Local Authorities. 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 l

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ODI Tri-Series

Clontarf / Malahide Cricket Clubs

ODI Tri-Series in Dublin - Ireland, Bangladesh and West Indies will battle it out in some top-class international cricket action in Clontarf and Malahide Cricket Clubs, May 5th - 17th 2019. It's set to be a big year for Irish cricket - be there and ensure you're #BackingGreen! • 5 May: Ireland v West Indies (Clontarf Cricket Club) - Buy tickets • 7 May: West Indies v Bangladesh (Clontarf Cricket Club) - Buy tickets • 9 May: Ireland v Bangladesh (Malahide Cricket Club) - Buy tickets • 11 May: Ireland v West Indies (Malahide Cricket Club) - Buy tickets • 13 May: W

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International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

Various Locations

The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is an annual event, celebrating contribution of gay people to theatre, past and present. The Festival was founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city. With an emphasis on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the Festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world. The Festival creates new opportunities for visibility and affirmation for existing and emerging gay artists and theatrical works. The Festival’s criteria for inclusion into the pr

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RuPaul’s Drag Race – Werq the World

BGE Theatre

Werq the World: The Official RuPaul's Drag Race World Tour comes to Dublin for two nights with an all new production for 2019! Mission leader Michelle Visage takes voyagers on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O'Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change and Violet Chachki! Recommended for ages 14+. U16s must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18+) who is also attending the performance.

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Smart Cities & Regions Summit

Croke Park

The overarching aim of a smart city is to enhance the quality of living for its citizens through smart technology. Ireland has seen some recent successful initiatives that could realise our potential to be a world-leading player in the smart technology economy which is forecast to be worth €1.25 trillion by 2020. This event will look at our current urban living challenges and ask what is needed for the cities and towns of tomorrow and who will be leading the way? We will bring together those who are passionate about sharing their ideas for smart cities to network, learn and engage with to

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Feminists Don’t Wear Pink Live

O'Reilly Theatre

Feminists Don't Wear Pink Live - Scarlett Curtis, Saoirse Ronan and Sinéad Burke discuss what the F word means to them in a one off special event. Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan and writer and activist Sinéad Burke will join Scarlett Curtis for a live podcast recording of the hit podcast. The event will also feature a stand-up set from feminist and comedian, Grace Campbell. Hosted by journalist, activist and writer Scarlett Curtis, Feminists Don't Wear Pink podcast features bold and pioneering women discussing what feminism means to them, and why it matters. The podcast is inspi

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WellFest

RHK

WellFest, Europe's largest outdoor health and wellness festival returns to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Connect with the best fitness experts, exciting new forms of movement, global yoga sensations, psychology and mindfulness practitioners, talented foodies, qualified nutritionists, the latest wellness brands and so much more. Learn from the best - 150 health and wellness experts from Ireland and abroad. 15 stages. WellFest gives you the opportunity to train, listen and learn from the top names in wellness. Handpick your own day or weekend of wellness from the large selection of c

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Red Bull Cliff Diving

Dún Laoghaire

The world's elite male and female divers will go head to head in Carlisle Pier in front of thousands of spectators. The 2nd stop of the World Series event will be a FREE family event and tickets will not be required. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the show! The finals on Sunday 12th May will be broadcasted LIVE at 7PM local time on www.redbullcliffdiving.com/dublin, Red Bull TV, Facebook & Youtube. The 2019 World Series will set foot in three brand new locations, Ireland’s Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, El Nido in the Phillipines’ Palawan region, and one of th

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DFBCC – Staying in the Saddle for Prostate Cancer

DFB Training Centre

Dublin Fire Brigade Cycling Club - Staying in the Saddle for Prostate Cancer, will support these chosen charities for 2019; Irish Cancer Society, Action Prostate Cancer, and the Beaumont Hospital Foundation. The goal is to raise funds for these charities and also raise awareness for men's health in Ireland, and all profits will be shared between these organisations. There will be a free event jersey given to the first 50 online registrations. There are 2 routes available on the day; 115k and 50k, both along the scenic coast and North County Dublin. There will be a food stop at Bellewstow

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Harold’s Cross Community Festival

Harold's Cross

Harold's Cross Community Festival is an annual festival organised by Harold's Cross Community Council and Harold's Cross Business Association with the support of: Dublin City Council Crumlin Area Office, Dublin City Council Events, Dublin City Council Parks Department, Dublin City Council Children Services Unit, Terenure and Rathmines Gardaí, Civil Defence, the Russian Orthodox Community, Local Artists, Musicians and Local Businesses. Lots of events in a number of locations in Harold's Cross - culminating with the BIG Family Day in the Park on the afternoon of Sunday May 19th.

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Gods of Rap Tour

3Arena

Three of the world's most influential rap groups have announced they will perform a Dublin show together, hosted by legendary producer DJ Premier. The triple-header, billed as part of the 'Gods of Rap' tour, will hit Dublin's 3Arena on May 14th. The tour will mark the anniversary of three iconic records: Wu-Tang's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turns 25, Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back turns 30, and De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising turns 30. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was the thrilling 1993 debut breakout from the Wu-Tang Clan, and largely considered on

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InspireFest

BGE Theatre

InspireFest - Conference & festival for the brightest minds in international tech, science & design. The annual two-day conference takes place in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin's Silicon Docks. Hear from the greatest minds on key trends in science and technology from Blockchain to AI, Med Tech to Biodiversity, Future of Work to Augmented Reality. With over 3,000 professionals attending from 48 countries, and so many fun, intimate and informal networking opportunities, make quality connections - and friends - for life. Whether you're a leader or an intrapreneur, bring bac

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Growth

Axis

Growth, By Luke Norris, presented by Coláiste Dhúlaigh BA Honours Drama students (Accredited by University of Wolverhampton). Declan is young, free and having a ball. Sort of. He's successfully ignored his lump for two years but it's started to get in his way – cramping his style and, worse, affecting his sex-life. So now there are pants to be dropped, and decisions to be made… It's a real ball ache. ‘That? That's. I mean. That's a lump in a bag of lumps.’ This is a comedy about growing up and manning up, and tells the story of one young man's journey for testicular clarity. Th

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David O’Doherty – You Have To Laugh

Draíocht

David O'Doherty - You Have To Laugh: Unhook your mindbras. David O'Doherty is back in Draíocht with a brand new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2's Live At The Apollo and Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

Howth Village

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival has it all. Whatever way you like your prawns – barbecued, whole, shelled, fried, skewered, marinated or sauced – Howth's many award-winning restaurants will not disappoint on this not to be missed weekend. Join the Foodie revolution as they serve your favourite prawn dishes in bite-sized portions at this year's Dublin Bay Prawn Festival. However, it's not just about the perfect Prawn because this really is a celebration of Seafood. You can expect to see plenty of Fish & Chips , Oysters, Fish Cakes, Stir-Fries, Paella and Smoked Salmon to name but a few

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Irish Craft Beer Festival

Dún Laoghaire Harbour

Irish Craft Beer Festival is back, but... a little different than before! International stars mixed with local heroes bringing Festival-only-specials to Dún Laoghaire Harbour for the first festival of the season. The Festival is open from 5pm-10.30pm Friday, and from 2pm-10.30pm Saturday. Last entry 9pm each night!

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International Literature Festival Dublin

Various

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', ILF Dublin's 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. With readings, discussions, debates,works

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Skerries Traditional Music Weekend

Skerries

Skerries Traditional Music Weekend commenced in 2001 and developed over the years into an action-packed weekend with Concerts, Recitals, Workshops, Sessions and Street Music. The 2019 festival will consist of pub sessions Friday, Saturday, Sunday, a singing session at The Mills on Saturday evening and a Sunday morning recital at The Mills. All other activities such as Workshops, Ceílí and Concerts are on hold this year and we hope to have our normal full program of events again in 2020. Come one, come all and be part of Skerries Traditional Music Weekend. Take a walk about the town an

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Gospel Rising Music Festival

Various Locations

The Gospel Rising Music Festival is Ireland's biggest social, fun and energetic gospel music and choral festival. Much of the programme consists of peer-lead workshops and performances showcasing Ireland’s many gospel choirs and gospel music styles. There's no competition – instead, it's a weekend for getting together, sharing, learning and of course, plenty of singing! Whether you're in a gospel choir or just enjoy singing in the car, we think there's something in this festival for you! Now in its tenth year, the 2019 Gospel Rising Music Festival is heading for the "Big Smoke", righ

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Enchiriadis Treis – The Armed Man

St Andrew's Church

Enchiriadis Treis - The Armed Man, a mass for peace, by Karl Jenkins. A mixed adult choir of about 120 voices, based in Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland. Founded by Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden in 1994, it is committed to achieving musical excellence through performance of the great classical choral works. The performance will also include a selection of choral favourites such as, works by Faure, Mozart, Vivaldi, Lloyd Webber and others - together with the Enchiriadis Treis Orchestra and soloist, Sarah Power. Conducted by Cathal Clinch.

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Dublin Mind Body Experience

RDS

The Mind Body Soul Expo brings together exhibitors, practitioners and speakers from the world of holistic health & wellbeing. The event hosts 50 hours of free talks and workshops and 40 holistic therapists offering mini treatments, advice and information. You will also find a fantastic array of exhibitors providing holistic health products & Information, specialist books, crystals, hand crafted jewellery, angelic gifts, natural skincare, herbal remedies, oils and essences and much more. The Yoga and Meditation festival brings together over 60 holistic therapists and yoga teachers fo

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Songs in the Key of U2

Liberty Hall Theatre

After a sell out show in November, Songs in the Key of D (SitKoD) are back to Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre on Friday, 30th November with ‘Songs in the Key of U2‘. Audience members will enjoy choral, band and soloist arrangements of a wide variety of U2 songs. Led by musical directors KC Fusion, expect to hear your favourite U2 songs uniquely arranged for the 50 person, 5 part choir with full band. The SitKoD choir have performed sell out shows in the National Concert Hall, The Olympia, Smock Alley and Trafalgar Square in London. They’ve also performed on the Late Late Show accom

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The Seattle Grunge Experience

Button Factory

The Seattle Grunge Experience return to Dublin on 18th May 2019 to perform their critically acclaimed double bill of Acoustic and Electric performances, featuring the music of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and more. This show will be the biggest Grunge Night of the year, featuring both an Acoustic & Electric Performance followed by a 90s Rock club night!!! Ticket price includes access to the live show & the club. Doors Open 7:30pm 'til late.

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Pets in the City

Smithfield Square

Come and discover top dogs, curious cats and slithering snakes as Smithfield Square is transformed into a pet lovers paradise! The annual Pets in the City, brought to you by Dublin City Council and supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws, will take place on Sunday 19th May 2019 in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. This free, family friendly event promises to be a great day out for animal lovers living in the city with a wide range of activities, stalls and entertainment. The DSPCA King of Paws Training Team will host Dog Agility Workshops and Scruffs Dog Show, where members of the public are

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Gallery of Photography – Wet Plate Collodion Photography Workshop

Gallery of Photography

This intensive one day workshop led by experienced wet collodionist Monika Fabijanczyk gets you preparing plates, making exposures, developing, and varnishing your own wet collodion plates. Ideal for any photographer who wants to try something new – you can achieve results you will be proud of, and of course, you get to keep your work. Everything is supplied, including 5 x 4 cameras, lights, all the chemistry, clear glass, black glass and metal plates. Bring a steady hand and be prepared to fall in love with this most bewitching of processes! Monika Fabijanczyk is a photographer and an

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Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/Petrushka (Live)

Light House Cinema

This season presents the greatest classics for a cinema exclusive experience featuring the Bolshoi Principals and Corps de Ballet. Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.

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Future Health Summit

RDS

The Future Health Summit is the global gathering for healthcare in Ireland. With 500+ delegates, 50+ Exhibitors and 80% senior level audience. The Future Health Summit is the Collaboration is key to Excellence in Healthcare held on 20th & 21st May 2019 at RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. Topics to Include • The New Health Mandate: Realising Ireland’s Healthcare Potential • Are we at the end of hospital centric healthcare? • Achieving Interoperability: The Price of Optimal Care • People at the Core: The Argument for Clinician-Led Transformation • Demographics: Aging populati

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The Magic Flute

Gaiety Theatre

The Magic Flute, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Irish National Opera with the Irish Chamber Orchestra under Peter Whelan. Mozart's enchanting final opera. His most popular stage work. A timeless moral tale in a world of clashing cultures. "In The Magic Flute he [Mozart] miraculously combines a new simplicity with great seriousness and comedy" — Viking Opera Guide.

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The King and I

BGE Theatre

The King and I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – adored by the public and critics alike – with one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers and a full-scale orchestra. Hailed as “The Theatrical Event Of 2018”, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical is coming to Dublin direct from its record-breaking sold-out season at The London Palladium. ‘Breathtaking. Remarkable. Exqu

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Electrolyte

Axis

Electrolyte is a multi-award winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from 'blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness', this 'unstoppable' production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling. Follow Jessie through gigs, parties, city streets and warehouses, as she journeys from Leeds to London, on a quest to find her mother. Winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award, The Stepladder Award, The LET Award, The V

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Women’s Voices: Then and Now – A Creative Celebration of Women’s Stories from 1916-1923

Pearse Museum

Women's Voices Then and Now – Celebrating Women's Stories from 1916 to 1923 – featuring Constance and Her Friends and Grace and Joe by Mary Moynihan, presented by Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company. In Constance and Her Friends, by Mary Moynihan, Constance Markievicz and her friends, Helena Moloney, Margaret Skinnider and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, reflect on memories of the 1916 Rising, the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, their time in prison, and the suffrage movement. Grace and Joe sees Grace Evelyn Gifford tell the story of her time with Joseph Mary Plunkett, one of

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Spice Girls

Croke Park

Spice Girls kick off their 2019 Spice World Stadium Tour in Dublin! 21 years since their last Irish show - they are the first girl-group to headline Croke Park. Colours of the world... every boy and every girl... people of the world... AHHHH! The era defining, history making, best-selling female group of all time are bringing girl power back in full force as they reunite on stage for the first time since the London 2012 Olympics, proving you never give up on the good times. Here's the story from A-Z... After their iconic 1996 debut single Wannabe topped the charts in 37 countries, Spice

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Global Women in Tech Hackathon

The Digital Hub

The Girls in Tech Hacking for Humanity is a hack for good, working with local NGOs/Charities so that attendees can solve pressing and relevant business challenges that will make a difference in their community. Who will be there? Developers, designers, business backgrounds (HR, Marketing, Sales, Consulting, etc), scientists, students, product developers, entrepreneurs, intraperneurs, educators and the likes. Do you need any technical skills? NO. Hackathons are a chance for everyone with any background to contribute. You don't need any technical skills to contribute. Come see for yourself

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The Classic Beatles – Abbey Road at 50

Pavilion Theatre

The Classic Beatles - Abbey Road at 50. Stars of the multi-award winning Get Back show, The Classic Beatles, are set to go on the road in 2019 to celebrate the iconic Abbey Road album as it reaches the 50th anniversary of its release. The only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin. The band will play the album in its entirety, featuring memorable songs including Come Together, Something, Golden Slumber and Here comes the sun. This is a show not to be missed by any Beatles fan, so come together and join us for what promises to be a memorable fab four experience.

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Féile Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival

Marlay Park

Féile Nasc will take place in Marlay Park on Saturday, 25th of May 2019. The festival will showcase some of the best Folk and Traditional Music acts in an awesome setting! Féile Nasc will give a platform to Irish folk and traditional music in Dublin. Those in attendance will celebrate together the special role played by our music in creating a bond between the people of Ireland and beyond. There will be a special emphasis on showcasing local musicians as well as more well-known national artists. Féile Nasc will be run on an eco-friendly basis with all vendors committing to the use of

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The Dublin May Choral Concert

St Patrick's Cathedral

Carmichael presents, The Dublin May Choral Concert 2019. Will Todd: Mass in Blue - An upbeat jazz setting of the Latin mass and Pater Noster by Igor Stravinsky Featuring: Goethe Choir Conductor John Dexter Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Choir Choristers Conductor Steward Nicholson Soprano: Hilary Cronin Saxophone: Patrice Brun And the Will Todd Trio

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Amélie The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

The stunning Broadway Musical, Amélie, based on the French film, has its Irish première this May. Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she'll have to risk everything and say what's in her heart. Amélie is a new musical based on the much loved five-time Oscar®-nominated film, and an 'enchanting act of theatrical reinvent

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Forbidden Fruit Festival

IMMA

Dublin city centre's multi-stage music and arts festival, Forbidden Fruit, is set to return for its 9th instalment on the Bank Holiday weekend, June 1st - 3rd, 2019. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes. The spectacular grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) 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 styl

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Finbar Furey

Vicar Street

Finbar Furey, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller and actor, has announced his return to Dublin's Vicar St. The Irish folk legend, who has left his mark on the music of Ireland for more than four decades as the lead singer and uilleann pipes player for the Fureys, has always been at the forefront of musical change. He has worked with Martin Scorsese, was lauded by John Peel, featured on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, performed with The Clancy Brothers and many other luminaries, and has always been at the forefront of musical change. After thirty years touring

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VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

Starts at Fitzwilliam Place

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 41,006 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 36 years. Hundreds of charities are also big winners. The women decide themselves which charity they will support and many loc

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The Girl on the Train

BGE Theatre

The Girl on the Train, Rachel Watson, longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new pla

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Turn Of The Screw

Gaiety Theatre

1840. A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly's troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself up to The Others. Years later, confronted by the past she is compelled to account for what actually happened to her and the innocents under her protection. This new adaptation of Henry James' iconic tale, which was the original inspiration for Susan Hill's The Woman i

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GradIreland Summer Fair

RDS

The gradireland Summer Fair is the perfect opportunity to explore the next steps in your career and/or education. With plenty of top employers on hand recruiting for their internships and graduate opportunities, as well as a large number of course providers’ discussing further study options, this fair is the perfect careers launchpad for students and graduates alike. Features of the gradireland Summer Fair: • Top employers recruiting for jobs and internships across all sectors and disciplines • Jobs walls with hundreds of live graduate jobs and internships • Further study provide

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Product Camp Dublin

TU Aungier Street

ProductCamp Dublin is a collaborative, user-organised 'un-conference' focused on product management and marketing topics. Learn from, teach to and network with professionals involved in the product management, marketing and development process! The overriding goal is 'building products that scale'. At the event everyone learns and explores topics of interest to you, the participants. Everyone takes part in some way, so you can present a topic, lead a roundtable discussion, share your experiences by attending a session of interest to you, help out with logistics, help secure sponsorships,

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Biz Expo 2019

Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre

Biz Expo is Ireland’s largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event dedicated to small business owners and business professionals. The event has been held in Dublin since 2011. Biz Expo brings together thousands of business and decision-makers to network and shop for products and suppliers throughout Ireland. In additional to our large exhibitor hall, there is a host of networking opportunities including: business-critical workshops, networking, business card exchange and main stage presentations. Admission is free to business owners and professionals. Biz Expo 2019 will t

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The Snapper

Gate Theatre

A homegrown hit returns. An unexpected pregnancy | An unknown father | The relationships that matter, and the secrets that don't! The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980's. It is salty and sweet, and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to The Rotunda Hospital where Sharon's baby, The Snapper, is born… Booking Information Previews: From June 6th. Opening Night: June 12th. Matinees: Selected Wed & Sat – 2.30pm.

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Moby – The It Fell Apart

Liberty Hall

What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? Moby reflects on these questions in a candid and revealing conversation with Tony Clayton-Lea. Twenty years after his milestone album Play, the iconic Musician, DJ, and activist talks about the harrowing temptations that lie at the dark heart of fame. Moby's shocking and riotous journey is chronicled in the second volume of his extraordinary life story, Then It Fell Apart. Their conversation, including an audience Q&A, wi

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Phelim Drew & Band

Axis

Phelim Drew, son of Ronnie Drew renowned member of iconic Irish band The Dubliners, brings his fabulous music show to Axis. Phelim and his band will bring you on an intimate musical journey through songs, music and great stories. Songs of The Dubliners and songs that were very close to Ronnie’s heart will make up part of the performance. Phelim shares his memories of growing up in a home surrounded by music and will put his own twist on the collection made famous by one of Ireland’s most beloved raconteurs.

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2019 Union Cup Dublin

DCU

Union Cup is Europe's biggest LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament. The two-day festival of rugby will be held this June 7th-9th, at Dublin's DCU with an expected 45 teams from 15 countries to participate, making it the biggest Union Cup to date. Union Cup Dublin will host a dedicated women's tournament for the first time, with teams competing for the Union Cup Women's Cup. As an inclusive tournament, both IGR and non IGR teams and players are welcomed to this inaugural tournament. Union Cup is a biennial LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament. The aim is to make sporting accessible for LGBT indiv

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The Start Summit

Dublin Castle

The Start Summit's aim is to inspire early stage entrepreneurs and accelerate their business journey. Over the course of the day, attendees can expect to be inspired through keynotes and panel discussions from some of Ireland's most successful business people. You'll learn through workshops focusing on delivering best-in-class advice for starting and growing their business. You'll also be supported through one to one advice from the 20 exhibiting experts across an array of services, such as accounting, taxation, marketing, sales, PR and more. Attendees will leave with a fresh perspec

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Bloomsday Festival

Various Locations

Bloomsday Festival is an annual celebration of James Joyce's modernist epic Ulysses, the events of which take place in Dublin on 16 June 1904. The name is inspired by the main character Leopold Bloom. The first Bloomsday in Dublin took place in 1954 and was organised by a group of literary and cultural figures including Patrick Kavanagh, Brian O'Nolan, John Ryan and Anthony Cronin. Bloomsday Festival has developed into a colourful and diverse celebration of Joyce and Ulysses. This world famous literary street carnival typically takes place from 11-16 June in Dublin, the heart of the Hibernian

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Taste of Dublin

Iveagh Gardens

Taste of Dublin, Ireland's premier food and drinks festival, will return to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from June 13th-16th,  2019. Over four indulgent days the city's latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will fashion exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival. Visitors will have the chance to mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies. Enjoy a host of interactive demos, masterclasses, inspiring culinary talks, beer & wine tasting, or simply relax and take in the live entertainment. Taste of Dublin

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Bon Jovi – This House is not For Sale Tour

RDS

Bon Jovi This House is not For Sale Tour. Special guests - Manic Street Preachers. After thousands of sold out shows, it's clear - Bon Jovi = One Wild Night. One of the planet's biggest rock bands return to Ireland. A huge year of 80 shows and counting has also seen them inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Their This House Is Not For Sale European Tour is set to be another blockbuster. Bon Jovi will play the RDS Stadium, something of a spiritual home for the band in Ireland, they sold out two consecutive nights at the RDS in June 2011 and played there 3 times before that. "Thos

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Ladies in the Blues

Draíocht

Ladies in the Blues, after sell-out shows at Cork Jazz Festival and standing ovations across the country, takes you on a women's journey through the blues. From the gospel roots of the 1920's to vaudeville, jazz and blues rock – immerse yourself in songs by all those great women – Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith and many more. Ladies in the Blues pays homage to these female artists who transformed the blues from local folk music into the art form it is today, bringing black culture into American main stream music.

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Athletics Ireland Race Series – Irish Runner 5 Mile

Phoenix Park

Athletics Ireland Race Series will include 3 road races within the Phoenix Park; Irish Runner 5K (May 4th), Irish Runner 5 Mile & Irish Runner 10 Mile (July 13th). These races will also incorporate the National Championship for 5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile. Each race within the 2019 Series will be chip timed. Complete all 3 races to form the interlocking Athletics Ireland Race Series medal. All 3 races can be purchased via the Race Series Bundle for €50 (plus processing fee).

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Fame The Musical

BGE Theatre

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York's High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singer

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Kris Kristofferson & The Stranglers

The Helix

Legendary singer-songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson will play The Helix, Dublin, joined by Merle Haggard's band The Strangers. Heralded as an artist's artist, the three-time GRAMMY winner has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was honoured with the American Veteran's Association's "Veteran of the Year Award" in 2002. In 2007,

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Velo-City 2019 – ‘Cycling for the Ages’

The CCD

Dublin City Council host the Velo-City 2019 international cycling conference in the Convention Centre Dublin. The Velo-City conference is the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit organised by the ECF and selected host cities. The Velo-City conference is the world's largest conference in the area of; cycling, cycling infrastructure, bicycle innovations, bicycle safety, and social/cultural changes driven by cycling on a global scale. The conference attracts those involved in technology, health, behavioural change, urban & infrastructure policies, mobility and t

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Irish International A Cappella Festival

Various Locations

The Irish International A Cappella Festival returns for it’s third year taking place at Liberty Hall Theatre, Eden Quay, Dublin between the 28-30 June 2019. The biggest singing event of the summer, IIACF showcases the best a cappella that Ireland has to offer and this year features a host of international ensembles for the first time! Programme • Friday 28 June// APOLLO5 + THE APEX SINGERS The Irish International A Cappella Festival is back with an exciting 2019 programme beginning with an opening gala concert featuring Apollo5 and The Apex Singers! • Saturday 29 June// IRELAND

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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, kids golf and lots more. Just a stone’s throw from city life, the two-day event offers real value for money, unbeatable food and the ultimate farming experi

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Dublin Wizard Con

RDS

Dublin Wizard Con - Ireland's fan gathering of The Boy Who Lived. After the amazing success and fun of last year, they're going again! This time, with far more magic and a bigger venue, Dublin's famous RDS. Adding far more to the show, focusing on friendly interactive activities in addition to some spectacular set pieces, attractions and a host of magical acts and personalities. Join the fun, make magic, make friends. An annual home to gathering the houses and celebrating the amazing world JK Rowling created. Dublin Wizard Con believes that fandom's greatest strengths lie in its creat

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Athletics Ireland Race Series – Irish Runner 10 Mile

Phoenix Park

Athletics Ireland Race Series will include 3 road races within the Phoenix Park; Irish Runner 5K (May 4th), Irish Runner 5 Mile (June 15th) & Irish Runner 10 Mile. These races will also incorporate the National Championship for 5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile. Each race within the 2019 Series will be chip timed. Complete all 3 races to form the interlocking Athletics Ireland Race Series medal. All 3 races can be purchased via the Race Series Bundle for €50 (plus processing fee).

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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 20th, 2019 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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