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Dublin Theatre Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Theatre Festival 2016, 18 days of world-class theatre and entertainment. Established in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings together artists, theatre-makers and audiences from Ireland and around the world.

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Oktoberfest Dublin

George’s Dock

If you see people walking down O’Connell Street in Dirndl and Lederhosen, you know it’s Oktoberfest in Dublin again! For 18 days the German Oktoberfest takes place at George’s Dock. The atmospheric, typically Bavarian event offers entertainment for the whole family. You can experience Munich’s Oktoberfest culture with a cold Erdinger Oktoberfestbier, a German pretzel, black forest Kassler and a lot more all around German culture.

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Smithfield Boxfest

Aughrim St. Sports Centre

The Smithfield Boxing Club, in conjunction with the IABA and Dublin City Council, are once again organising an eagerly anticipated event, a big international tournament, the #SmithfieldBoxFest 2016. The dates are: September 29th - October 1st 2016 (Thursday-Saturday) It’s our seventh consecutive year running the tournament, and, as always, it promises to be a magnificent event. We already have ten top boxing nations confirmed and they will be bringing full squads in most weights and ages. Teams from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, England, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Norway, Denmark and a number

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Sculpture in Context

National Botanic Gardens

Experience art beyond the museum walls when Sculpture in Context takes up residence in the National Botanic Gardens. Follow the sculpture map to discover art everywhere, flowering in the herbaceous borders, hanging from the trees, floating amongst the water lillies and appearing out of the undergrowth. Ranging in size and materials, these works of art represent the richly diverse character of Irish and International contemporary sculpture today and is the largest and most exciting outdoor sculpture exhibition in Ireland.

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Oktoberfest Dublin

George’s Dock

If you see people walking down O’Connell Street in Dirndl and Lederhosen, you know it’s Oktoberfest in Dublin again! For 18 days the German Oktoberfest takes place at George’s Dock. The atmospheric, typically Bavarian event offers entertainment for the whole family. You can experience Munich’s Oktoberfest culture with a cold Erdinger Oktoberfestbier, a German pretzel, black forest Kassler and a lot more all around German culture.

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Dublin Festival of History

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The Dublin Festival of History brings authors and historians of national and international renown to Dublin to lecture, debate and engage with audiences on history topics. The festival is aimed at anyone with an interest in history and who enjoys reading history for pleasure. The festival is managed by Dublin City Public Libraries.

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Positive Ageing Week

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Positive Aging Week takes place in October every Year. Young and old turn out in force in their towns and communities to celebrate ageing as Libraries, Theatres, Galleries, Museums, Schools, Nursing Homes, Active Retirement Groups, Clubs and societies, County Councils, Businesses and associations deliver a full programme of age friendly activities and events to mark the week.

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Dublin City Council Social Inclusion Week

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The purpose of the annual Social Inclusion Week is to raise awareness of both social Inclusion and exclusion as it affects the lives of communities, families and individuals. Social Inclusion week also highlights Dublin City Council’s role in reducing social exclusion and poverty as part of its everyday delivery of services including our support for community and voluntary groups across the city as well through its sports and cultural and housing services. Social Inclusion week comprises of a series of events and activities that are held in communities throughout the city over the course of

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Dublin Night Run: Park West

Park West

With both 5k and 10k courses, runners of all levels will have a chance to pound the tarmac in a tidy loop from Park West Business Park and along the Grand Canal. Starting and finishing near the Plaza in Parkwest, the 5km participants will do one circuit, while the 10km will do two. Either makes for a great midweek run for September, to keep you out of early hibernation.

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Dublin Theatre Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Theatre Festival 2016, 18 days of world-class theatre and entertainment. Established in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings together artists, theatre-makers and audiences from Ireland and around the world.

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Exim Summit

Croke Park Conference Centre

Building on the success of 2015, this year's summit will give you direct access to businesses who trade internationally, export-import products / services or are looking to setup operations overseas / establish a base here in Ireland. Meet trade partners and associations who can help you to reach new markets, network and build new relationships with fellow attendees from around the world and hear some of the top business minds share their tips and stories on how to build a global business.

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Smithfield Boxfest

Aughrim St. Sports Centre

The Smithfield Boxing Club, in conjunction with the IABA and Dublin City Council, are once again organising an eagerly anticipated event, a big international tournament, the #SmithfieldBoxFest 2016. The dates are: September 29th - October 1st 2016 (Thursday-Saturday) It’s our seventh consecutive year running the tournament, and, as always, it promises to be a magnificent event. We already have ten top boxing nations confirmed and they will be bringing full squads in most weights and ages. Teams from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, England, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Norway, Denmark and a number

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Oktoberfest @ Open Gate Brewery

The Open Gate Brewery, St James's Gate, Dublin 8

Guinness is celebrating Germany’s Oktoberfest with a two-day beer and food festival at The Open Gate Brewery, Dublin 8 on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September.To mark this famous celebration of beer, three native German Guinness brewers based at St. James’s Gate Brewery; Marcus Bengelstorff, Jasmin Winterer and Peter Vollrath have collaborated on a ‘Oktoberfestbier’ a traditional German style beer, which will be on tap for the festival, and will remain on tap for the month of October alongside a number of other small batch German brews. Oktoberfest @ The Open Gate B

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Fingal Film Festival

Movies at Swords

The Fingal Film Festival was launched in 2012. It is a new entity that offers a platform encouraging and promoting the works of local film community and National, International emerging filmmakers to showcase their work in an environment where they have access to experienced industry professionals. We provide workshops. training programmes throughout the three day festival event every year.

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Codemotion Dublin 2016

Croke Park

Codemotion Dublin is a conference format designed for the programming community and is organised by developers for developers.

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Probe: Research Uncovered at TCD

Trinity College

From the sharing economy to symbiotic microorganisms and music that moves around the room, the diverse world of academic research will be laid bare at PROBE: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin. PROBE is a free event packed with music, comedy, storytelling, screenings, and live experiments, all to mark EU Researchers' Night.

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Predict Conference

RDS

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Signatories

Olympia Theatre

Breaking boundaries in theatre, literature and performance, Verdant Productions in association with UCD are delighted to announce that Signatories, a major theatrical interpretation to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, will be revived at the Olympia Theatre this October following sold out shows at Kilmainham Gaol. Created by eight of Ireland’s most acclaimed writers; Emma O’Donoghue, Thomas Kilroy, Hugo Hamilton, Frank McGuinness, Rachel Fehily, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Marina Carr and Joseph O’Connor – and staging eight unique performances that become one spectacular production.

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Dublin City Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Carmelite Community Centre

Would you like to help others, meet new people and do something you really care about? Dublin City Volunteer Recruitment Fair offers a chance to meet over 20 non-profit organisations from different sectors of the charity world and find a volunteering opportunity that is best for you. If you are new to volunteering, not sure what you would like to do or you are simply looking for more volunteering options you can show-up on the day and browse around.

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UpStarter

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

Sponsored by Accenture Ireland and powered by Jobbio, UpStarter provides jobseekers a chance to meet some of Ireland's most innovative companies who are all hiring. Employers on the night will be looking for developers, designers, marketers and students looking for internships. If on the other hand if you are on the lookout for a co-founder for your own startup, UpStarter will also provide you with a platform to meet other like minded people in a casual setting. Sold out UpStarter events have been ran in February, April and June.

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GradIreland Graduate Careers Fair

RDS

Job hunting? Interested in meeting some of Ireland's leading graduate employers in a whole range of sectors? Ireland's Official Careers Fair is the event for you! With employers including PWC, Aldi, Lidl, Saleforce, Aer Lingus, FDM, Public Appointments, Kerry Group, Jameson, Paddy Power, Smyths Toys, Diageo, ESB, Intel and Musgraves in attendance to name just a few - this is your chance to find out what it's like to work with one of these companies.  The event will also feature a Further Study Zone, the perfect place for you to find out lots of information about postgraduate study, whether it

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Claddagh Author Event

Croke Park Conference Centre

Bringing together Authors, Models, Bloggers and Readers alike from all around the world under one HUGE roof in the Emerald Isles. We are confident Claddagh Author Event – Dublin 2016 will be memorable for all.

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Hard Working Class Heroes

Various Locations

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

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The Construction Industry Federation Conference

Croke Park

Construction underpins Ireland’s competitiveness. It shapes the country’s economic and social fabric by building our infrastructure, attracting foreign direct investment, enabling industries, generating jobs and building our communities. Investment in Ireland’s infrastructure is vital in order to build on the economic gains achieved in the past two years. As the voice of the Irish construction industry, the CIF will launch its 10 year vision for the sector at this year’s conference, focusing on how the industry can shape Ireland’s economic, social, environmental and regional framewo

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Dot IE Net Visionary Awards 2016

RDS

The Net Visionary awards are designed to recognise the best in digital Ireland across the four main pillars of digital excellence; technology, entrepreneurship, digital marketing and innovation. There are 16 great categories and we are excited to see who the wonderful winners will be! Not only our awards a great night but our after party is hard to beat!

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Festival of Inclusion

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Festival of Inclusion has become a flagship event in the dlr events calendar as it continues to develop and encourage communities to celebrate and showcase their work and activities carried on throughout the year. The idea behind Festival of Inclusion community hosted events, is that they raise awareness and provide visitors with opportunities to engage, participate, question and experience things which are unfamiliar to them, the outcome of which is that they are enriched, informed and more likely to take a proactive, respectful approach to living in a diverse and vibrant county.This county

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Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Festival

Smithfield / Stoneybatter

A Celebration of local Food and Entertainment in Smithfield & Stoneybatter. This historic part of Dublin has long had a close association with the food and drink industry from the Cattle Markets of Stoneybatter through to the Fruit and Veg Markets of Smithfield up to our world class Jameson visitor centre (Closed for a major redevelopment until March 2017) and the burgeoning local eating and drinking scene. Each event will be housed in the business’ own premises, allowing attendees to walk our well-beaten paths from pub to bar to restaurant to café, building a festive atmosphere over

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Busker Fleadh 2016

Smithfield Square

Street performers, artists, musicians and many others will rendezvous on Smithfield Square on Sunday 9th October to create the electrifying atmosphere that is the Busker Fleadh! Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this free family event will showcase some of the most exciting street performance talent in Ireland. Buskers actually earn their living by ‘passing the hat’ so if you enjoy their performance let them know when the hat is passed to you. The Busker Fleadh 2016 is the perfect way to discover some of Ireland’s hottest acts while enjoying a fun day out with family and friend

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Zeminar

RDS

Zeminar is a new social enterprise created to bring all those invested in the development and well-being of young people in Ireland to one place. Zeminar is an event for Generation Z, particularly those aged between 15 and 20, and their parents, teachers, mentors and coaches. Zeminar is facilitating the introduction of young people to some of the best and most innovative organisations on this island. Throughout the event there will be workshops, influential speakers, essential resources and fun activities. Attendees will leave the event with new knowledge to help them live happier, safer,

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Red Line Book Festival

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The annual Red Line Book Festival runs in October and takes place in venues across South Dublin County. The festival is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. The programme showcases the best of national and international contemporary writers and performers.

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The Commitments

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The Commitments received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can't Turn You Loose and more! This is a guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.

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King Lear Live Cinema Broadcast

Light House Cinema

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children's loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare's most epic and powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran. Join us for this cinema screening of one of Shakespeare's most

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Search & Social Media Marketing Conference

Croke Park

The Search & Social Media Marketing Conference is the latest in the 3XE Digital marketing series. This time around we have gathered some of the leading minds in Search and Social to show you what the future holds for your business. We will have 16 great talks and 6 workshops with 20 digital experts, all in one action packed day. If you work in digital marketing or communications for yourself or an organisation, you’ll learn how to conceive structure and implement your digital marketing ideas. We have developed the conference with the idea of giving attendees the best possible chance to meet

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Spit

Smock Alley Theatre

If you love wine and are interested in out of the ordinary wines, meeting winemakers and tasting wines made with less intervention at the winery, SPIT is the wine tasting for you. SPIT is a door to wines with a strong and unique sense of identity. Discover more about wine culture in Ireland. Theatre is culture. Wine is culture!

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Open House Dublin

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The 1916 Centenary will be the focus of this year’s curated programme. The architecture of Dublin is a reflection of our culture. The buildings we design and build today, and those we protect, tell a story of Dublin’s development. The buildings on our city’s streetscape tell a very direct and inspiring story about the history of our capital, the past lives of its inhabitants and our aspirations for the future. The annual OHD weekend provides a free and rare opportunity to access and discover the wealth of up to 100 significant buildings that reveal a changing city over the century.

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Octocon

Camden Court Hotel

Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is a weekend celebration of our favourite stories from books, comics, TV, Films and games, attracting artists, writers, film-makers and fans from across the human sphere of influence. Running since 1990, where our first Guest of Honour was Terry Pratchett, some of our guests have included Anne McCaffrey, JG Jones, Tanith Lee, Mike Carey, George R.R. Martin and Gail Simone. For one weekend in October, we delve into the unsung genres and curious concepts of Speculative Fiction, with workshops, panel discussions and cha

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Health Sector Jobs Fair

RDS

Taking place in Dublin Saturday 15 October 2016, Irelnad's largest healthcare job fair, Health Sector Jobs will offer job opportunities throughout Ieland, the UK, Singapore and Australia. This is a must attend event for all Nurses, Midwives, Doctors, Dentists and Allied Health Professionals.

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Free From Ireland

Croke Park

Free From Ireland is Ireland’s largest event dedicated to those suffering from intolerances, allergies and / or leading a gluten free, wheat free, sugar free and / or dairy free life. It is a family oriented expo of information, advice, seminars and demonstrations, as well as a showcase of the best free from suppliers in the country, all offering their latest products for you to try.

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Career Zoo

Convention Centre

Career Zoo, Ireland’s premier networking and career event for professionals, returns to The Convention Centre Dublin on October 15th 2016. At Career Zoo you can meet leading employers hiring now for professional jobs in Ireland, and take part in workshops, hacks and panel discussions led by industry leaders in technology, life sciences, finance, professional services and other sectors.If you want to meet leading employers hiring for professional roles in Ireland, you need to be at Career Zoo this October.

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Uprise Festival Europe 4

RDS

The open festival for Tech Startups, Workshops, DJs, Investors, Corporatesm, Games, Jobs and General Mayhem

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Digital Biscuit

Odeon Cinema

Digital Biscuit is an international film and technology festival that aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production. The 3-day event in Dublin acts as a platform for filmmakers, technologists and creatives to meet, create, share knowledge and get inspired. Digital Biscuit explores the future of the moving image through masterclasses, new technology demos, screenings and talks from world-renowned experts at the forefront of new digital filmmaking techniques.

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Lingo Festival

Various Locations

LINGO is a spoken word festival, the first of its kind in Ireland. Our vision is to be a dynamic and inclusive celebration of words and living language that will present the exciting underground Spoken Word scene to a broad audience and develop new spoken word artists. Long live the LIVE literature!

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DojoCon 2016

Royal Marine Hotel

DojoCon 2016 will take place from Friday, Oct 21st until Sunday, Oct 23rd. Events will take place in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire & the DLR Lexicon Library while socials will take place throughout the town. Attendees can look forward to high profile guest speakers, workshops, debates, demonstrations and of course highly enjoyable social evenings.

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StartUp Weekend Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire

Startup Weekend is an exciting 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.Digital Dun Laoghaire (supported by the Dun Laoghaire Business Improvement District) are working to bring the Startup Weekend to Dun Laoghaire for the first time. Our goal is to run it on the weekend that Dun Laoghaire hosts the global CoderDojo annual conference (October 21st

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Bram Stoker Festival

Various Locations

The fifth Bram Stoker Festival will take place from Friday 28th to Monday 31st October 2016.The festival takes the legacy of Dublin horror novelist and Dracula author Bram Stoker as inspiration. Get ready for four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures. Bram Stoker Festival is brought to life by Dublin City Council and Failte Ireland.

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Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival

RDS

Ireland's largest holistic and wellbeing showcase, taking place from the 29th to the 31st of October next, in Dublin's RDS, features some of the world's leading experts, authors and presenters on inspiring healing therapies and alternative wellbeing practices.Take an alternative look at life, channel personal strengths, and find the route to happiness and well-being that is within everyone's reach.

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SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

Dublin

This is the 37th year of the Airtricity Dublin Marathon which goes through the historic Georgian streets of Dublin.

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Horror Expo Ireland 2016

Freemason's Hall

Crazy about horror and looking for something a little different? Well Horror Expo Ireland is ready to deliver a one of a kind event which promises to please even the most ardent horror fan. Taking place on Halloween Eve, the impressive surroundings of the Freemasons Grand Lodge will host a full day dedicated to the world of horror as hearts and minds unite in a love of all that is dark and macabre.

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Drones Data X Conference

Croke Park Conference Centre

Drones Data X brings some of the world's most important companies in the UAV and drone industry to Ireland. Learn from leaders in Google, Facebook and DJI about the impact of drones around the world and how you can get involved in this new industry

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Metropolis Festival

RDS

Metropolis Festival returns for its second year in November 2016, after its sell out first year.The event takes place at the warehouses and venues at the RDS, Dublin, there's an opening party on November 3, while the main festival takes place on November 4-5. The indoor event offers music, art installations, performance and conversation over six stages.

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Eirtakon

Croke Park Conference Centre

Eirtakon is the largest and longest-running anime (Japanese animation) and manga convention in Ireland, held every year by a dedicated volunteer committee put in place by the DCU Anime & Manga Society.Over 4000+ anime and manga fans, cosplayers, video and trad gamers joined us in our new home at the Croke Park Conference Centre last year, absolutely smashing our previous attendance records.This year we're getting even bigger to celebrate our first big milestone of 12 years!

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Whiskey Live Dublin 2016

Printworks

Whiskey Live Dublin is Ireland’s premier whiskey tasting event, showcasing both the long established and new arrivals to the Irish whiskey scene. Since last year’s event the event also offers wonderful food pairings and cocktails provided by some of Dublin’s most esteemed bars and restaurants. The event will also feature the ever expanding range of other Irish craft spirits and some whiskey barrel aged craft beers.This event is intended to be enjoyed by anyone who likes whiskey - from the occasional drinker, to those heavily involved in the Irish whiskey trade. There is something for eve

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Dublin Book Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public Festival showcases, supports and develops Irish Publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish Publishing sector and its authors.

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Coach and Bus Show

RDS

Ireland's largest and most successful Bus Show returns on the 12th & 13th of November 2016 from (10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily) to the RDS Simmonscourt.  The Show is the highlight of the Coach and Bus Calendar Year.  Admission is Free.

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Dublin Doc Fest

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Dublin Doc Fest is a short documentary film festival and screenings based in Dublin, Ireland, showcasing the work of both Irish and International filmmakers. Founded in 2013 by documentary filmmaker Tess Motherway, the festival's objective is to create a new platform for short documentary film in Ireland - to give it its own space and context for exhibition - in carefully curated programmes. We believe Ireland fosters a high standard of documentary filmmaking. We want to create opportunities for these films to have a longer life - to place Dublin firmly on the map as an international destinati

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Run In The Dark

Starts at Custom House Quay

As darkness sweeps around the globe on Wednesday, November 16th, thousands will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and head for the door. In over 50 cities worldwide, they will be part of a living light show flowing through the streets like lava. Those same people will be helping to fast-track a cure for paralysis as part of the Run in the Dark.

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Feminist Film Festival

The New Theatre

Now in its third year, this year’s festival will focus on the theme of ‘Othered Voices’, with a programme of films which capture the female voice in its many forms.

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Dublin Web Fest

Filmbase

DubWebFest is a celebration of the storytelling power of the Internet. Uniting digital media and tech worlds, the festival provides a platform for original web series and digital content, as TV and Film production professionals gather in Dublin for this unique annual event. Part of a worldwide network of festivals, DubWebFest is an opportunity for web series and digital content makers, movers and shakers to unite for 3 days to celebrate online storytelling. The festival provides digital story-makers with a unique opportunity to showcase and partake in original screenings, workshops from leadin

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Professor Brian Cox

Olympia Theatre

Get ready to expand your mind with the popular and acclaimed Professor Brian Cox, OBE. His hotly anticipated tour is a must-see for science professionals, enthusiasts, and novices alike. Making highly complex ideas accessible for folks of almost every age, Cox’s infectious zeal for physics and the cosmos is impossible to resist.

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Future in Food Ireland

Croke Park

Future in Food Ireland will attract senior-level executives and decision-makers from the Irish food and drinks processing industry and create an environment in which to network, do business and access knowledge on the latest developements, trends, strategies and policies relating to one of Ireland’s most important manufacturing sectors. Future in Food Ireland will bring together delegates from the Irish food and drinks manufacturing sector who are responsible for the energy efficiency, environmental policies and financial performance of their operation within Ireland.

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