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National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country

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Singin' in the Rain

National Concert Hall

The 1952 classic Singin' in the Rain is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. In a feast for the senses, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will bring the iconic soundtrack to life while the re-mastered film is shown on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. Watch the stars of this stunning film, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds on the big screen and at the same time enjoy all the classics such as Good Morning, Moses Supposes, Broadway Rhythm, Should I?, Make 'em Laugh and, of course, Singin' in the Rain Live!

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Angels in the Park II

Merrion Square

Angels in the Park is a powerful, funny and inspiring series of 10-minute plays, by emerging Irish writing talent. This month we team up again with Dublin City Council to bring FREE Performances to Dublin audiences to three parks across the city and suburbs! Our four beautifully crafted tiny plays, which were carefully selected from a large number of submissions, explore themes of mortality, family and the human need to connect. A promenade performance, the show will go on rain or shine, so pack your brolly, and a picnic rug or portable chair! Parental Guidance.

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IMMA Collection: A Decade

IMMA

IMMA, as the national cultural institution for collecting modern and contemporary art, aims to acquire examples of the most significant Irish art of the day as well as key works by international artists many of whom have been part of the museum’s temporary exhibition and residency programmes. IMMA Collection: A Decade provides a snapshot of how the Collection has developed over the past 10 years in series of changing displays.

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Once | The Musical

Olympia Theatre

Once is full of glorious music and authentic Irish charm. With songs including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly, this funny, moving and life-affirming love story has captured hearts around the world.Based on the movie sensation of the same name, filmed and set in Dublin, the show tells the life-changing love story of ‘Guy’ and ‘Girl’, two musicians – he’s Irish, she’s Czech – who meet by chance on a Dublin street and create something wonderful together. Once features music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and a Tony award-winning book by Enda Walsh.

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Billy Elliot

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Billy Elliot the Musical, one of the most beloved shows on stage today, is coming to Ireland for the first time after eleven extraordinary years in London’s West End. Set in a small mining town in the north east of England, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

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Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

Smock Alley Theatre

Smock Alley presents as its sixth in-house production, Bernard Shaw’s most popular and best loved play, Pygmalion. Tickets are €18 / €15. Brunch and dinner menus are available.Eccentric linguistics Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform unrefined flower seller Eliza Doolittle into a Duchess. For a bet.Regarded as one of the greatest comedies in the English language for its sharp wit and subversiveness, this gloriously witty and enchanting story was the inspiration for the Oscar winning film ‘My Fair Lady’.This hilarious classic of world literature is a satirical t

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Opera in the Open

Amphitheatre, Wood Quay

Opera in the Open is a season of free lunch time operas, which take place during August of each year in the Amphitheatre, Civic Offices, Wood Quay Dublin 8. The 2016 programme is as follows:4th August: The Gondoliers - Gilbert & Sullivan11th August: Acis & Galatea - Handel18th August: Die Fledermaus - J. Strauss25th August: Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky

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A Fair Land

IMMA

This year IMMA is collaborating with Grizedale Arts who, following a period of research and development in IMMA’s residency programme, will create an extraordinary new project, in collaboration with IMMA, that examines the ‘usefulness’ of art by inviting artists and creatives to take over the iconic IMMA courtyard this summer. Echoing the role artists played in creating in articulating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916, A Fair Land will be developed and activated by a range of artists and creative practitioners with the aim of creating new, artist-led visions for a functioning future soc

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National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country

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Science And The City: Book Launch

Science Gallery

Irish author and physicist Laurie Winkless will be in the gallery to talk about Science and the City, her new popular science book about the remarkable technologies that keep the world's great metropolises moving. She’ll be signing copies (we’ll have books for sale in our shop) and answering some of your biggest questions about everyday city problems — from why the Luas works take so long to how we can future-proof our cities with yet-to-be-developed technologies.

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Late Make: Rayograph

Science Gallery

In our second LATE MAKE workshop, we are inspired by Man Ray’s photograms, or, as he liked to call them, rayographs. These photos are not taken with a camera, but are instead created using photosensitive paper and exposure to light. Your rayograph can be made up of anything you like, from pens to glasses to lemons — just remember to play around with objects of different levels of transparency. Bring the items you want to use to make your rayograph a masterpiece.

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Angels in the Park II

Merrion Square

Angels in the Park is a powerful, funny and inspiring series of 10-minute plays, by emerging Irish writing talent. This month we team up again with Dublin City Council to bring FREE Performances to Dublin audiences to three parks across the city and suburbs! Our four beautifully crafted tiny plays, which were carefully selected from a large number of submissions, explore themes of mortality, family and the human need to connect. A promenade performance, the show will go on rain or shine, so pack your brolly, and a picnic rug or portable chair! Parental Guidance.

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Dalkey Lobster Fest

Dalkey

Dalkey Lobster Fest is a fusion of local seafood and the best of current global jazz musicians with lots of fun events for all the family to enjoy. There are lots of free events on throughout the day. It’s a fantastic weekend for all the family. So come along and enjoy some crab, lobster and all that jazz. 

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Singin’ in the Rain

National Concert Hall

The 1952 classic Singin' in the Rain is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. In a feast for the senses, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will bring the iconic soundtrack to life while the re-mastered film is shown on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. Watch the stars of this stunning film, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds on the big screen and at the same time enjoy all the classics such as Good Morning, Moses Supposes, Broadway Rhythm, Should I?, Make 'em Laugh and, of course, Singin' in the Rain Live!

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The Art Of Pasta Masterclass at the Dean Dublin

The Dean Hotel, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

On Friday August 26th from 7pm, Peroni Nastro Azzurro presents ‘The Art of Pasta’ in The Blue Room of The Dean Hotel, where you and your friends can come and enjoy a fresh pasta making masterclass!Learn how to make the perfect dough and craft it into 3 traditional shapes of pasta, guided under the watchful eye of Italian chef and pasta maker, Alberto Magnano. As part of the masterclass your pasta will be cooked to your preference and you can then dig in and enjoy it while sipping on a nice cold Peroni Nastro Azzurro drink.As well as Piccola bottles of Peroni Nastro Azzu

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Aslan

Wright Venue

Having recently sold out shows in Dublin’s Vicar Street, the Olympia Theatre and the Cork Opera House we are delighted to welcome Aslan toThe Wright Venue for the first time.

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The Great Pink Run

Phoenix Park

The Great Pink Run has two events on offer - A 10k Challenge & 5km Run, Jog or Walk and, will take place on Saturday 29th August 2015 in The Phoenix Park, where families, young and old will be encouraged to participate, dressed in pink! This event will raise much needed funding for breast cancer research programmes in Ireland. There will be plenty of prizes and lots of fun and excitement for all the family

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People’s Photography Exhibition

St. Stephen's Green

The People’s Photography Exhibition is a unique opportunity to enjoy a showcase of striking images in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Dublin city. This Summer’s event features a diverse selection of work from enthusiasts, clubs and international award winning professionals. Themes on display include landscape, monochrome, photojournalism, portraiture, creative, nature, analogue, digital and abstract photography. The originality and creativeness of the many imaginative displays will be greatly appreciated not only by those looking for a fun day out with a great atmosphere in the city b

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VATeir Fly-in 2016

Carlton Hotel

After an absence of several years VATeir—the Irish vACC of the VATSIM network—is glad to annouce its 2016 Fly-in. Taking place in the Cloud Suite of the Carlton Hotel at Dublin airport, you will be able to watch VATeir's finest controllers in action as they control virtual pilots live on the VATSIM network, while outside you will be able to take in an unobstructed view of Dublin airport's ramp from the outdoor balcony. For VATeir members there will be a €20 charge to cover the cost of the room. Entry to members of the public is free. You are more than welcome to call in to watch VA

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Blanchardstown Family Fun Day

Millennium Park

Millennium Park, Blanchardstown will host a FREE Family Fun Day from 2 – 6pm. It promises to be a fun filled afternoon for all the family with crazy golf, face painting, bouncy castles and lots more. So come along and join the fun, there will be something for everyone.

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Family BBQ with Puppet Theatre

Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Celebrate Summer at the last of our family BBQ’s with entertainment for young and old at 3pm by the wonderful Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre (Ireland’s travelling Marionette Theatre); presenting a cheeky version of Red Riding Hood, featuring the classic fairy-tale characters and a talking dustbin who encourages children to pick up litter. Performed live with music and sound effects, this string puppet production draws plenty of audience participation, as much from adults as from children. Don’t miss the balloon modelling and face-painting from 2:30pm too! Please note; this is an ou

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Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Aviva Stadium

American College Football will return to Ireland for the third time in five years with the Aer Lingus College Football Classic between Boston College and Georgia Tech at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday, September 3, 2016. For the 2012 game, general tickets sold out in four hours in Ireland. With only 48,000 capacity for this exciting game, we expect a similar demand.

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Harvest Festival

Mountjoy Square

Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Workshops, Garden & Food Stalls, Face painting, seed bombs and much more for all the family. This is a day to celebrate and showcase off all the amazing gardens across Dublin. We’d love you to be involved!

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Slam Sunday

Filmbase

Slam Sunday takes place in the heart of Dublin city and sees poets compete against each other using various styles and themes creating the perfect spoken word event. The monthly, literary night is open to all; whether you’re an enthusiastic listener or avid poet, hear or contribute to Slam Sunday as it presents original work in an intimate and friendly setting.

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Dublin Fashion Festival

Various Locations

Over the last decade Dublin has become synonymous with fashion, style and an exciting mix of retail options, from designer and high street to vintage, making it an alluring shopping destination. DFF aims to put the fun and theatre back into shopping and socialising in the city. Bringing fashion and beauty retailers in the city centre together, it offers a heady mix of special offers, live fashion events and in-store activities that are unmissable.

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Cyber Threat Summit 2016

The Mansion House

Now in it’s sixth year, the ICTTF Cyber Threat Summit in conjunction with their media partners Business and Finance will host our best summit ever on September 7th 2016. The very nature of the dynamic content and success of our previous summits has driven demand for this prestigious event. “The biggest cyber vulnerability is lack of human awareness, leadership and execution” Paul C Dwyer President of ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force

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Irish Craft Beer Festival

RDS

Ireland's largest celebration of Irish craft brewing returns to RDS - featuring live music, fabulous Irish artisan food, 200+ beers, ciders, whiskeys and a few cocktails, many of which are available only at the festival!

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PM Summit

Citywest Hotel

PM Summit is the largest gathering of Project Management professionals in Ireland, the PM Summit caters to organizations within and beyond Ireland. Join the PM Summit 2016 in Dublin to empower you and your team with the knowledge, skills and relationships to fully achieve the successes that your company is aspiring to.

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Late Make: Microscope

Science Gallery

In our third installment of LATE MAKE we’re looking through the lens of our microscopes, but first, we’re going to make them. Join us as we take apart old webcams and use them to zoom in on the world around us. We’ll have a range of recycled materials on hand to help create your microscope, and you can choose to build a device that will display images on your computer, or one that attaches to your smartphone

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The Franchise Show 2016

Royal Dublin Society, Anglesea Rd, Dublin 4

Visit the Franchise Show Dublin - this is your chance to receive independent advice & answers to your franchising questions from Franchise industry experts. This will be available in the advice zone throughout the duration of the event, offering free and unbiased advice on any aspect of franchising. So, whatever your query, you can find the answers here.

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Dublin Fringe Festival

Various Locations

Tiger Dublin Fringe is Ireland's leading multidisciplinary arts festival. The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms and offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector.

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Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown

Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 18

Experience the racing, glamour and style of Longines Irish Champions Weekend, the highlight of the Irish flat racing season.Longines Irish Champions Weekend is a spectacular two-day meeting featuring ten Group races (Five Group 1 races) run across two legendary Irish racecourses. Day one is at Leopardstown Racecourse, day two at the Curragh.This year's weekend showcases the iconic fixtures, the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes and the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger. With prize money exceeding €4.5 million, it is one of the richest and most glamorous meetings on the internati

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BAMMA 26

3 Arena

BAMMA is set to return to Dublin for BAMMA 26: Craig Vs. Fields at the 3Arena on Saturday 10th September 2016. The event is headlined by the Light Heavyweight Title Fight between Scottish Champion Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig and challenger Dublin’s own ‘The Housewives Choice’ Chris Fields. In what will be another top night of European MMA action and entertainment.

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Dublin VegFest

Griffith Conference Centre

The Irish capital’s vegan festival, Dublin Vegfest, is a celebration of vegan food, veg business and veg culture under one roof for one day. Amazing foods, lifestyle talks, music, demo’s, cruelty free products, super foods, exhibitors, natural & ethical products, info stalls, performance, non profits, goody bags, film & lots more!

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Great Dublin Bike Ride

Dublin City Centre & Fingal

Sport Ireland, in conjunction with Cycling Ireland has teamed up with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and Fingal County Council for the Great Dublin Bike Ride, which will be held on the 11th September in Dublin.  It is a bike ride for all abilities novice to expert. 60km or 100km routes.  This event will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport.

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The Doggie Do

Herbert Park

The Doggie Do is a family-friendly festival for and about dogs and their humans. Expect a fun afternoon at Herbert Park on September 11th 2016. This year we'll be hosting a very special guest; Mr John Grogan author of the wonderful Marley & Me. We'll also have cultural chats, Doggie & Soul, chow, screenings and a canine costume competition to crown the ‘Dog Of Dublin 2016’. Our friends from Dogs Trust will be onsite with lots of fun & games too. A Mardi Gras for Mutt & Man indeed!

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Phoenix Park Honey Show

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

The Phoenix Park Honey Show, in conjunction with The Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Association (FIBKA), will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Sunday 11th September 2016. There will be a large assortment of honey and bee-related products on display. While the honey judging is taking place, there will be a variety of interesting lectures and guided tours for visitors.

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Mimes in Time: Tiger Dublin Fringe

Science Gallery

Science Gallery Dublin is excited to host the fantastic show MIMES IN TIME by Dreamgun, as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016. Warning! Mimes in Time contains no mime but is full of funny talking. In the future, mimes are no longer physical theatre practitioners and have become the sole operators of the world’s time machines. Two brave mimes - who don’t really like each other - will travel everywhere and everywhen in a desperate attempt to find meaning in an infinite existence. But it’s also mostly jokes about time travel.

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Mandela Trilogy

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The amazing life of one of the world’s most iconic figures is brought vividly to the stage. Told in three parts, by a cast of over 60 South African performers, the music matches the vastly different phases of his journey from freedom fighter to president. A combination of jazz, upbeat songs, contemporary opera and traditional African tribal music bring to life the dramatic story of an extraordinary man.

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Culture Night

Various Locations

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 16th September 2016. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

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Disabled Drivers Motorshow & Conference

RDS

The Disabled Drivers Motor Show provides product and service information for people starting, returning or continuing to drive.  The show has been organised to meet the growing demand for an event that showcases the latest vehicles and associated products and services to people with limited mobility, their families, carers and healthcare professionals. This event provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about motoring with limited mobility. You, your family and friends will be able to view a wide range of cars, wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV’s), the late

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Dublin Park(ing) Day

Dublin

Park(ing) Day was started by Rebar in 2005 in San Francisco. We are turning car parking spaces into public parks, games or art installations for one day every year in September. Park(ing) Day is "intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, unscripted social interactions, generosity and play." -Rebar

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Festival of Women

RDS

The Festival of Women brings together all of the important aspects of the modern woman’s life – fashion, beauty, cooking, interiors, health & wellness. WOMEN’S ACADEMY:  Taking place on Friday 16th September in the RDS, Dublin, hundreds of women will gather for The Women’s Academy – Ireland’s Female Leadership Conference.  The theme is the Confidence Code because when women learn to manage hesitation and fortify their confidence, they develop an advantage in their personal and professional lives.  Confidence is the key to overcoming inertia and taking action.  Early bo

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WellFest

Herbert Park

WellFest is Ireland’s only health, fitness and wellness festival. WellFest is about participation, feeling good and most importantly having fun.

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Celtic The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

Featuring the songs that have rung round Celtic Park over the years, the show tells the amazing story of this legendary club. It takes audiences on an emotion-charged journey from the foundation of the football club by Brother Walfrid and its charitable origins through Willie Maley's legendary successes as manager and the scoring feats of Jimmy McGrory. From the wing wizardry of Jimmy Johnstone to the triumphs of the immortal Jock Stein and the lasting legacy left by icons such as Billy McNeill, Tommy Burns and Henrik Larsson.

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SaaStock – SaaS Conference Dublin

RDS

SaaStock is Europe’s premier Conference for B2B SaaS. Hosted in Dublin's RDS this September 22nd. Turn your SaaS up to eleven and join 700 Founders, VCs and Execs in Dublin for SaaStock 2016, the conference to learn how to build a category leading SaaS business.

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Canalaphonic

Various Locations

Music Arts and Culture come to Portobello and Rathmines for Dublins biggest showcase of independent Irish music curated by Abner Browns Barbershop

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Dublin Festival of History

Various Locations

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

Various Locations

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 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

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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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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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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GradIreland Graduate Careers Fair

RDS

Calling all students and graduates! We are very excited to announce that the year's Graduate Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday the 5th of October in the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. Meet all the key people, find invaluable careers advice and further study information all in one day, under one roof!

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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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Red Line Book Festival

Various Locations

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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Open House Dublin

Various Locations

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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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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Uprise Festival Europe 4

RDS

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

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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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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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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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