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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

Celine Byrne’s Christmas Gala

BGE Theatre

The internationally renowned soprano returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Celine Byrne returns for her annual Christmas Gala after last years' sell out concert. For one night only on December 17th, Celine will perform her Christmas Celebration, packed full of captivating Christmas Carols as well as much loved operatic arias accompanied by festive orchestra. Celine has performed extensively throughout Europe, as well as in the United States, China, Russia and Mexico in such venues as Carnegie Hall, New York and the Royal Opera house Covent Garden. She has sung with world renowned tenors

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12 Christmas Poems

Abbey Theatre

Some music and conversations with Mrs Butterdish. An evening of readings of new Christmas poetry by Gavin Kostick, conversations with Mrs Butterdish and some seasonal music to bring us to a festive mood. Me: … Er… I have a request for you Mrs Butterdish. Mrs Butterdish: Yes, Mr Gavin? Me: … Christmas is coming … Mrs Butterdish: It is. Me: And the Abbey have asked me to read some seasonal poetry, arrange for some music and so on. Mrs Butterdish: The house of Yeats. You must be pleased. Me: … I am … but there's a thing. Mrs Butterdish: Is it that they really w

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Dublin Oldschool

Project Arts Centre

With smash-hit runs both at home and abroad, and hot on the heels of its triumphant cinematic release, Dublin Oldschool returns home to Project. Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past: his brother Daniel. Daniel is an educated, homeless addict. They haven’t spoken in years but, over a lost weekend, they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips and their city. Dark comedy, family drama

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Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival

Dún Laoghaire

Dún Laoghaire will be lighting up with festive sparkle to celebrate the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival 2018. The festival will feature the largest ever display of Christmas lights in Dún Laoghaire, the iconic Ferris Wheel from the movie Grease, a Vintage Funfair, Santa's Post Box and the very popular Christmas market with a traditional and nostalgic theme, bringing the magic of Christmas and a Winter Wonderland for the festive season. The Dún Laoghaire Christmas Market is a feast for the seasonal senses as carefully selected vendors sell authentic hand-made gifts and delicious trea

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Christmas Experience at Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Castle & Gardens

It's back again, Dublin's most loved Christmas Experience at Malahide Castle & Gardens. One of the most magical experiences this Christmas - a trip to see Santa & Mrs Claus in their cosy grotto in the enchanted surrounds of Malahide Castle! The fun doesn't stop there! All families are invited to tour the beautiful rooms of the castle where we have special guests awaiting them. This year Santa & Mrs Claus have invited their forest friends, Robin Hood, Maid Marian and Friar Tuck, to entertain Santa's visitors. An experience not to be missed! Make it your special day out thi

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Yuleyard

Eatyard

Eatyard presents… Yuleyard, your very own Winter Wonderland in the heart of the city! Eatyard will be filled with Festive food vendors serving up Christmassy delights. They'll have Box Burger, Lucky Tortoise, Meltdown, Flamin' Marvellous bratwurst & The Big Blue Bus. The Winter Warmers bar will be in full swing with mulled wine and hot whiskeys to heat you up during your cosy chats and catch-ups around our wood burning stoves. Explore your adventurous side with The Schweppes Alchemy bar serving classic and festive cocktails. There'll be pop-up craft fair & farmers' markets every S

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Christmas at Ardgillan Castle

Ardgillan Castle

Santa Claus is coming to Ardgillan Castle! You can visit him every weekend from the 8th of December through to the 23rd of December. Your visit to Santa will include a small gift for every child and afterwards you will have admission to the new indoor Christmas Trail which you can explore at your own pace. The Christmas trail is a celebration of Christmas traditions from around the world and is set inside the beautiful period rooms of the castle. This is an experience for children of all ages and adults too! Weekend admission: Includes visit to Santa Claus & Christmas Trail - Child:

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How to Catch a Star

The Ark

Branar Téatar do Pháistí return to The Ark for the festive season with their gorgeous adaptation of Oliver Jeffers' best-selling picture book. Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, this adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar's signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams. The perfect festive treat for ages 4+.

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Tiny Dancer: A DJ set for kids with Dónal Dineen

Abbey Theatre

Big Beats for Tiny Feet. Let's dance. It's time for the kids to throw some shapes and bust out their best moves as DJ Dónal Dineen hits the decks for a special musical rollercoaster ride. Expect dance tunes from every era and every corner of the globe. So if you're ready to get into the groove, lace up your dancing shoes and grab those glowsticks. Kids just wanna have fun! Booking Information Dates: December 15th, 22nd & 31st - in the Peacock Times: 11am Tickets: €7 adults | €5 kids | under 1s go free, but if you're dancing you need a ticket! Running Time: 1 hour Age Guidance:

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Christy Moore | On The Road

Vicar Street

Christy Moore at Vicar St - 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th December 2018 and 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 14th & 15th  January 2019. One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon. Christy returns with a new album under his belt – On The Road. Many new listeners ask about a collection of his most popular songs. Over the past two years, Christy has recorded all gigs and gleaned this collection which features 24 songs recorded at 17 venues (including 3 tracks f

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Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Dive into an Ocean of Light at this year’s Wild Lights in Dublin Zoo, with an entirely new cast of illuminated giant silk lanterns celebrating the wonders of the life aquatic. From giant squid to emperor penguins, colossal blue whales and dainty seahorses, Dublin Zoo, once again, will be transformed into a world of illumination with lanterns tailor-made especially for this year’s event. Spectacular new themes feature in this year’s enchanting experience - Winter Wonderland, home to Arctic favourites such as polar bears and walruses, Celebrating China bringing a flavour of the East and

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Civic Theatre Panto | Jack and the Beanstalk

Civic Theatre

Fee-fi-fo-fum... Come to the Civic for the best Christmas Fun! The Civic Theatre are excited and proud to present Jack & The Beanstalk. This magical giant of a panto is a spectacular treat for all ages. Produced & directed by Rob Murphy (Cheerios Panto/ Civic Theatre Summer Camp). Featuring an All-Star Cast: Sorcha Furlong (Orla, Fair City) as the Evil Baroness. Enya Martin (Giz a Laugh, YouTube sensation) as the InstaFairy. Morgan Crowley (West End Star) as Dame Dottie. Ciara Murphy as Jill. Cormac O'Broin as Jack. Introducing Dean Mulraney as the Giant.

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Gaiety Panto | The Snow Queen

Gaiety Theatre

This is no ordinary panto, it's the Gaiety Panto! It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873.  Today, families come from far and wide to experience  the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself! This year's fabulous Gaiety Theatre pantomime is The Snow Queen. Group Discounts 10% off each ticket for 10 or more Teachers go free with school groups Group rates from €17  

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Beauty and the Beast

dlr Mill Theatre

A tale as old as time, featuring a host of well-loved characters and lovable crockery! Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and the dreaded Beast in his lonely castle. Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly, and Gaston is still totally in love, with himself! A story of friendship and love, mixing magic and adventure with spectacular song and dance routines and special effects to entertain all the family! *Family Ticket: €55 | Running time: 1 hour | Suitable for ages 4+

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The Moving Crib

St. Martin Apostolate

Yet again, one of Dublin’s oldest treasures, The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 will be opening its doors this Christmas Season from the 27th of November. This is its 62nd year captivating generations of families. Children and adults alike and best of all it’s FREE! It’s history and old world charm is unchanged and has led to many describing it as a wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City and "a real Dublin Institution" that will give you "a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas". Winding your way down to the basement of this stunning Georgian building, you are g

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Les Misérables

BGE Theatre

Les Misérables, one of the most famous musicals of all time, returns to Ireland this winter with a string of shows throughout December 2018 and January 2019. Originally based on Victor Hugo's classic novel of the same name, Le Misérables was turned into a musical with a French libretto by Alain Boubil and songs composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Cameron Mackintosh produced a brilliant new staging of Les Mis that has travelled from Broadway in New York City to a number of cities around North America, South America, Korea, Japan, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai, and

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Dundrum on Ice

Dundrum Town Centre

Ice Skating on real ice in Dundrum Town Centre every Winter since 2010. We are located in the Pembroke District down from the Mill Pond beside the Port House Ibericos. Whether you are just starting out with ice skating or are a seasoned pro, Dundrum On Ice offers the highest quality seasonal ice skating experience in Dublin today. Book for individual sessions as an individual or small group.

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I-Skate at the RDS

RDS

Ice Skating has become part of an Irish Christmas. iSkate-on-Ice was introduced to the RDS in 2012 with huge success. iSkate-on-Ice is now located in Ring 4 at the RDS. Covering an area of 1000 Sq. metres. iSkate-on-Ice presented to you by Funderland - is Ireland’s only OUTDOOR ice skating rink –offering an unrivalled ice skating experience. For Junior skaters, iSkate provides a kiddie rink for children from age 3 upwards with its balancing aids and double-bladed skates. iSkate will provide the ultimate outdoor ice skating experience this Christmas season. Ice Skates are included

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The Great Gatsby

Gate Theatre

Jay Gatsby is throwing another glittering party at the Gate this winter, and you are invited… Following a critically acclaimed, award-winning and sell-out run in 2017, this stunning, immersive experience returns for a limited season. Building on the Gate tradition of ‘page to stage’, this production gives the legendary 1920’s jazz age story a whole new spin offering a portal into Fitzgerald’s novel. The theatre will be opened up once more and transformed into the Gatsby Mansion with all its decadent opulence and atmosphere. The seats will be removed from the auditorium and audi

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The Helix Panto | Robin Hood

The Helix

With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto, Robin Hood is the must-see panto of Christmas 2018. Starring some audience favourites and introducing stunning new talent, The Helix Panto always delivers the best family night out. The Helix Panto will run from Friday November 23rd until Sunday January 20th. The Helix and TheatreworX are once again delighted to announce that Temple Street Children's University Hospital are our Charity Partner for this years run! Last year we managed to raise €12,000 for this wonderful cause and we hope to

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UCD Community Choir Annual Christmas Recital

UCD

Come along to hear the UCD Community Choir perform some Christmas favourites. UCD in the Community's Dublin Simon care package appeal will also be collecting at the event. Items needed include hats/gloves/toiletries/socks/underwear. For more information please contact UCD in the Community. All Welcome (including general public)!

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Thirst (and other bits of Flann)

Abbey Theatre

A moral tale for mainly moral people. Caught serving after hours, a publican tries to talk himself out of trouble with his tale of military service in the desert. Drawing on some of Flann O'Brien's most recognisable and admired works of fiction, together with his witheringly funny play, Thirst (and other bits of Flann) includes excerpts from The Dalkey Archive, Drink and Time in Dublin and The Trade, showcasing the incisive humour and linguistic dexterity of O'Brien's incomparable comic genius. Booking Information Dates: December 18th – January 5th on the Peacock Stage Preview: Decem

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Dell Technologies – Make it real

The CCD

Dell Technologies Forum is a free, one-day event where you can experience the power of Dell’s seven technology powerhouses, all in one place. Connect with peers, engage with thought-leaders and discover how you can make transformation real – every day. This event welcomes technologists and business leaders from the world's leading organisations to discuss how to make transformation real and thrive in the digital era. Sponsors are ready to discuss how their solutions complement your IT innovation strategies, as you take steps to make our digital future real.

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Liberty Panto | Cinderella

Liberty Hall Theatre

It's that time of year. Dublin City is rammed, there are fewer choccies left in your advent calendar, and you've already lost your granny twice in Arnotts. But, this Christmas, the Liberty Hall Theatre has got its tinsel back. Yep, there's a panto coming to the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin 2018. It's Cinderella. Praise be to Santa! ​Pantomime factory Tempus Productions has splashed out. Their production pulls out all the stops, boasting a star-studded cast this year including John Lovett Red Rock, The Tudors & Panto Dame extraordinaire. And Eric Lalor - Comedian & Fair City bad g

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Pavilion Theatre

Direct from the West End, the smash-hit stage adaptation of Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt is coming to Pavilion Theatre! An unmissable adventure through gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the oozy, squelchy mud in search of a bear. Brought vividly and noisily to life by Sally Cookson's imaginative direction and Benji Bower's versatile lively score, this production is the perfect treat for families and groups with children aged 3 and up. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure! Performance Dates and Times Wed 19 Dec:

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A Gospel Christmas on Gardiner Street

St Francis Xavier's Church, Gardiner Street

Join the renowned Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and some very special guests for THE ultimate toe-tapping, sing-along Christmas celebration of the year.

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The Dublin Bach Singers

St Ann's Church

A festive concert to round off the year. The Dublin Bach Singers, under the baton of Blánaid Murphy, was founded in 2002, bringing together a collection of excellent choristers who share a great love of Bach. A prolific new chamber choir was born. Their inaugural performance that year, Handel's Messiah in Donnybrook Church, established the choir as an instant success. Arvo Pärt: Magnificat John Tavener: The Lamb John Tavener: God is With Us GF Handel: Christmas Sequence from 'Messiah' A selection of Christmas carols and seasonal favourites. Soprano: Sharon Lyons Organ: David

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City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival

DIT Grangegorman - Smithfield Sq

Young and old are invited to take part in this year's magical parade which honours the Winter Solstice, marking the shortest day of the year which is celebrated worldwide across a range of cultures. Meet with The Sun Queen and Snow Princesses, place your withies in the flame, join us in the colourful drum led parade to Smithfield Square and be there as we raise our fire to the world in a roaring, climactic moment. Bring warm, colourful clothes to wear for the parade. Red and yellow colours are preferable. Please also feel free to carry your own battery operated lanterns, or a drum or rattle

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Olympia Panto | Polly and the Magic Lamp

The Olympia Theatre

It's that time of year... This year the Olympia is Ireland's most Star-studded panto!!! With family madness to rival Mrs Browns Boys set in our own Fair City of Panto Land, this is the fun filled Polly and the Magic Lamp! This hilarious twist on Aladdin has showstopping numbers that will have you Dancing with the Stars and epic singalongs with one of Ireland's biggest new music sensations! The baddy has a West End touch... Plus there's a magic Genie that'll have you and Mammy Snapchatting the whole family..! WARNING: If you are a sourpuss, a scrooge, a spoil sport or a bah humbug we ad

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Route 66 Big Band at Christmas

dlr Mill Theatre

Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert return with a Christmas Themed Show. With a programme that takes the audience on a magical music trip from the Big Band music of the 40's right up to date with numbers made famous by Glen Miller, Sinatra, Tom Jones, Adele, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, Joe Dolan and many more there is something to please everyone. These numbers, played with a fabulous big band sound, have received standing ovations at every show and a magnificent night's entertainment is guaranteed, definitely a show not to be missed.

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This Way To Christmas Ft. The Snowman

National Concert Hall

A heart-warming affair with NCH Christmas Orchestra and Theatre Lovett Join us for a heart-warming Christmas spectacle with fun and fanfares from our Christmas Orchestra. Theatre Lovett will bring us some of our favourite things… parading Nutcrackers, a little match girl to lighten our hearts, classic Christmas songs and festive dance. Plus Santa Claus of course and loads of laughs for all the family.

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Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular

3Arena

Dinosaurs will once again roam international soil when the globally-acclaimed production, Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns in 2018, starring Michaela Strachan as Huxley the paleontologist. Watched by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world. This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosau

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Guinness PRO14 Leinster vs Connacht Rugby

RDS

Last season, Connacht featured in two fascinating duels with Leinster and came out honours even. In this fixture last year at the RDS, Connacht only succumbed to a narrow 21–18 defeat on New Year's Day, before ending Leinster's regular season with 47-10 demolition at the Sportsground in Galway, in what proved to be a fine send off for retiring captain, John Muldoon. However, given that Leinster are reigning champions of both the PRO14 and the European Champions Cup, they will still be heavy favourites against the westerners, who have yet to rack up a win in Dublin in the professional e

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Noël – Mornington Singers Christmas Concert

Christ Church Cathederal

Mornington Singers and conductor Orla Flanagan return to Christ Church Cathedral for their annual Christmas concert. Soak up the festive atmosphere with a treasury of Christmas carols through the centuries, in this beautiful, ancient cathedral. Online booking finishes at 4.00pm on the day of the concert and any remaining tickets will be available to purchase on the door.

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Sim Simma Xmas Bashment

The Sugar Club

Sim Simma Presents, Sim Simma Xmas Bashment. It's that time of year once again... Celebrate the impending doom of Xmas with the final Sunday session for 2018! We've reached out to the whole family to join us for this special occasion. ❄️ Line up: Fehdah (Afrobeats DJ set) God Knows (Grime special) Good Name Room II Takeover & Sim Simma DJs: Ben Bix, Semi-D, Queen Beats, Soupy Dread, Gully Docktah and Byrna Boy Email for group bookings of 8 or more - simsimmadublin@gmail.com.

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Funderland

RDS

Funderland is possibly the largest travelling Amusement Park event in Europe. Our venues feature Rollercoasters and as many as fifteen different thrilling attractions carefully selected from among the top attractions in Europe. The Logo and Name are registered Trade Marks to ensure that our customers know it is the genuine event and not just an imitation. There are always a host of attractions that are sure to appease even the most seasoned thrill seekers who – more... dare to be suspended upside down, turned over or whisked through the air. We don't neglect our younger thrill seekers eit

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NYF Dublin 2018

Custom House Quay

Gather in the heart of Dublin with family and friends, as the Custom House, one of Dublin's iconic landmarks, becomes the centre of this year's New Year's Festivities. Celebrate with Gavin James at the 3Countdown Concert or ring in the New Year at one of the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment events! Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinée: Families and friends of all ages can celebrate the New Year at the highly anticipated Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinée. Watch in delight and amazement as laser lights and aqua beams dance through the sky as you count down to the New Year. This is fr

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First Fortnight European Mental Health Art and Culture Festival

Nationwide

First Fortnight: European mental health arts and cultural festival comes to Ireland for the first time with the aim of challenging mental health stigma. A first for Ireland, audiences will enjoy mental health-related music, theatre, film and spoken word from 16 nations (Ireland, Hungary, Scotland, England, Wales, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Romania, Greece, Italy and Lithuania), as Europe aims to start 2019 by challenging mental health stigma and using arts events to create open discussion and understanding of mental health problems. First Fortnight is a

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RCSI Undergraduate Open Day

RCSI

RCSI focus exclusively on health sciences. Students, educators and researchers collaborate for the benefit of human health. Discover what it's like to study Undergraduate Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy at RCSI by attending the annual Undergraduate Open Day. Learn how a degree in healthcare can open up varied and exciting career options in Ireland and across the world. The 2019 Undergraduate Open Day will take place at 26 York Street and the St Stephen's Green campus.

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The Axis Panto | Alice in Wonderland

Axis

What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course. So it was with Alice when she followed the white rabbit into the rabbit hole, followed by her mother Dame Stuffy. On their journey they meet the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the Chesire Cat, Dee and Dum and have a mad hatters tea party. Join us for the annual Christmas of music, song and laughter.

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The Scourge

Civic Theatre

The Scourge (Michelle Dooley Mahon) relives visits to her mother Siobhán in a nursing home after she has been struck down by Alzheimer's disease, or what the scourge calls "death by a thousand cuts". Through her hilarious, as well as moving memories, we are introduced to personalities, history, and a nostalgic archive of an ordinary Irish small-town family forced to become extraordinary in their attempt to cope. The production shines a light on an illness that is rarely discussed in detail. It takes us through the stages as the patient declines and describes the family's implosion, the morphi

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Dublin Bowie Festival

Various Venues

Dublin Bowie Festival - Celebrating 50 years of Space Oddity. The Festival program aims to encapsulate the profound influence and inspiration that Bowie had on both popular culture and art. Topped by a heavyweight line up of live music, the program also includes movie & documentary screenings, Q&A's, debates & discussions, literary events, fashion, fine art, merchandise markets, a quiz, a Festival club, illustration, karaoke, DJ's and lots lots more... The venues include the National Concert Hall, The Grand Social, The Olympia Theatre, The Academy, Ebow Gallery, The Lighthous

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BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

RDS

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition; it is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for the students who take part. The Exhibition itself is the final stage in the competition, which is open to all second level students from Ireland, both north and south. As well as the student projects on display, there are a further four exhibition halls filled with science and technology based exhibits and entertainment, making it a thrilling event for those who entered and for general visitors too. In 1963 two physics researchers from the University Colleg

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Pendulum Summit

The CCD

The Pendulum Summit is the world's leading business and self-empowerment summit. Their mission is to enable individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses to achieve excellence by asking the best minds from around the world to stimulate disruptive, game-changing and visionary thinking. A large proportion of companies that attend Pendulum Summit are already running successful internal leadership and developmental programmes. They however realise the significant added value of Pendulum Summit in providing their teams with once in a lifetime opportunities to hear from the most valued and sought aft

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The Goode School of Dance – The Nutcracker

Pavilion Theatre

The Goode School of Dance is celebrating its 30th Anniversary! This year's production is the all-time favourite ballet The Nutcracker. Clara is swept into a fantasy adventure when her Nutcracker doll comes to life. With a ravishing Tchaikovsky score and vibrant dancing from the school's students. They will also perform some of the schools greatest Jazz and contemporary dance hits from the past 30 years that will have everyone up dancing with them! Booking Information Dates: Thu January 10th & Fri January 11th, 7pm. Sat January 12th, 2pm & 7pm. Sun January 13th, 12pm & 6pm. Tickets

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Gradaim NÓS

The Sugar Club

Gradaim NÓS (the NÓS Awards) are back to celebrate Ireland's increasingly-vibrant Irish language music scene. The first and only awards for contemporary acts 'as Gaeilge', this event will see an eclectic mix of performers on stage in addition to the presentation of awards in 8 categories. Gradaim NÓS 2019: Mór-ócáid bhronnta agus ceolchoirm spleodrach ag a gcruinneoidh an chuid is fearr de cheoltóirí agus de bhannaí comhaimseartha na Gaeilge le chéile chun ceiliúradh a dhéanamh ar éachtaí ceoil na bliana seo. Mar aon le bronnadh na ngradam, beidh ceol beo againn ó ghrúpaí m

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Macbeth

BGE Theatre

National Theatre and Rufus Norris' new production of Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare's most intense tragedy on a tour of the UK and Ireland immediately following a sold-out run in London. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse,

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Fat Blokes: Dinner Debate

Project Arts Centre

Scottee has made a new (sort of) dance show about fat bodies showing at Project Arts Centre in February. In the run up, he is inviting you over for tea, a gossip and a think – a chance for us to get together to discuss body politics, fatness and what some people on Instagram are calling 'body positivity'. Why do we worry about how the world perceives us? Why are fat people considered a public enemy? Who polices our bodies and why? Will everything be solved with just one more Dove advert? Join Scottee for an evening of debate and free pizza – ask questions, contribute to th

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The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Citywest Convention Centre

The largest gathering of key decision makers in the Irish manufacturing supply chain. Join us at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Expo to... Hear from an impressive line-up of speakers from food, pharma, chemical, medical, life sciences, electronic, cleantech & renewable, process engineering and instrumentation, precision instruments, building materials, machinery & tools, aerospace/aviation manufacturers. Meet with leading suppliers of technology and services in our dedicated exhibitor area that are helping manufacturers to improve the performance of

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Documenting Jazz

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

The first jazz conference in Ireland will take place at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines. Since it was first named, jazz has been a phenomenon of mass-distributed sound, word and image. While its vernacular origins and emphasis on improvisation give primacy to live performance, the consumption of jazz is largely mediated through documentation of some form. This process of documentation has arguably been just as important as, and in some ways more important, than ‘the music itself’, shaping its reception and spread throughout the world. In

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Rebrandly Meetup

Dogpatch Labs

Online Marketing Dublin is the first meetup in Ireland fully dedicated to digital marketing tools and techniques. We created this group with one goal in mind: to bring together the digital marketing community in Dublin to learn, network and grow alongside experts in a variety of fields including Online Marketing, SEO, Analytics, Brands, Growth Hacking, Content Marketing, Inbound, Social Media. This meetup group is sponsored by Rebrandly.

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IADT Open Day

IADT

Come along to the IADT Open Days - explore the campus and find out more about the fantastic courses on offer. Talk to lecturers and students to see why they chose IADT. From full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to accredited part time courses, IADT has earned the reputation as Ireland's leading creative cultural and technological institute by consistently providing innovative, practical and relevant courses. Gain insight into courses at IADT with our series of talks covering everything from the portfolio guidelines to career prospects and campus life. Take a campus tour du

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Reeling in the Showband Years

Pavilion Theatre

10th Anniversary Tour! Celebrating a decade of sold out concerts, this show offers a nostalgic journey back in time to the magical Showband era. Featuring performances by Red Hurley, Linda Martin, Dave Lawlor, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors and Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg plus RTÉ's Ronan Collins on hosting duties. Reeling in the Showband Years is guaranteed send you home with great memories of wonderful and never-to-be-repeated time in Irish popular music!

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Waltons World Masters Series – Tigran Hamasyan + Special Guests

NCH

World-renowned pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan was trained as a classical and jazz musician but draws on a wide range of influences, including Armenian folk music, rock, electronica, hip-hop, spoken word poetry and more. A restless musical explorer and collaborator, Tigran has performed and recorded as a soloist, with an Armenian chamber choir (performing his reworkings of Armenian sacred music for his acclaimed Luys i Luso or 'Light from Light' project) and in collaboration with a veritable who's who of jazz luminaries. He has recorded two albums each for Universal, ECM and Nonesuch.

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Calendar Girls The Musical

BGE Theatre

Calendar Girls The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This marvellous musical comedy which received fantastic five-star reviews in London's West End now comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Starring Fern Britton, Anna-Jane Casey, Sara Crowe, Karen Dunbar, Ruth Madoc, Rebecca Storm and Denise Welch. The Times described Calendar Girls the Musical as 'pure gold'. Don't miss your chance to see this glorious production straight from London's West End!

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Airfinance Journal Dublin

The CCD

Airfinance Journal Dublin 2019 is the place where the global aviation finance community meets to do business, build new relationships and connect. With over $153 billion worth of aircraft needing financing in 2019, you need to make sure you're having the right discussions with the right people, at the right time, to get deals done. Your ticket will give you access to: Exclusive speakers including John Leahy, Norm Liu & Daniel Roeska in the curated content programme; guided by a new advisory board of leading experts & led by an independent editorial team. New AFJ Airline Conn

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TradFest 2019

Temple Bar

TradFest  is Ireland's largest festival of traditional music. The festival also features artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock'n'roll! We want to keep it special – we are still a boutique Winter festival – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring. TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin's most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St Patrick's Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable. We

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Boyzone | The Farewell Tour

3Arena

After 25 years together, Boyzone announce details of their 25th Anniversary and Farewell Arena Tour. Ronan, Keith, Mikey and Shane: "When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we'd still have an army of fans some twenty-five years later... If you'd seen our famous first TV appearance on The Late Late Show, you'd probably be surprised too! But what followed was the stuff of dreams. We've played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two-dozen hits. We really can't put into words just how much y

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Pint-Sized Marketing

Dogpatch Labs

Once a month, we host a digital marketing meetup in Dublin that invites marketers to learn, connect and grow together in a relaxed and welcoming environment. You can look forward to three short talks (15 minutes each) from industry practitioners on SEO, PPC, Content Marketing (plus much more), enjoy a free drink, some light snacks, and networking with other super-smart marketers. Who is the meetup for? Our meetups are open to anyone! Whether you're working as a freelancer, an in-house marketer, or managing clients within an agency, we'd love to see you at our monthly meetups. Why should

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The Cripple of Inishmaan

Gaiety Theatre

Martin McDonagh's work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike. The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan (Inis Meáin), off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring Inishmore (Inis Mór) to make a documentary about life on the islands. 'Cripple' Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance… or so some believe.

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Eric Bell 50th Anniversary Tour

Civic Theatre

In 1969 Eric Bell walked into a bar in Dublin, ordered a pint and settled down to watch a band play. Two of the members of that band were Brian Downey and Phil Lynott. He was knocked out by what he saw and heard and asked them to form a band with him. Both duly obliged and within weeks Thin Lizzy was born. The three of them worked very hard both in the studio and on the road and were eventually rewarded with a hit single, the anthemic – Whiskey in the Jar – which catapulted them into worldwide recognition. Eric eventually decided to forge a solo career, playing in his favourite 3-piece

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Tears for Fears | Rule The World Tour 2019

3Arena

Tears for Fears have been forced to postpone their forthcoming sold out UK & Ireland arena tour due to unforeseen health concerns and on doctor’s orders. Tears for Fears apologise to their fans and are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused. Tickets for 2018 remain valid for the rescheduled 2019 show (with Alison Moyet remaining as a very special guest). If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, please contact your point of purchase for a refund by Sunday 13th May 2018. Tears for Fears announce plans for their first UK and Ireland Tour since 2005 with a Dublin Show at t

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National Power Summit

Croke Park

NAtional Power Summit 2019 - Powering Ireland's future: technology, decarbonization and new models for Ireland's energy needs. Ireland's energy sector is undergoing huge and fundamental change. Technological innovation, rapidly evolving structures, climate change concerns and new regulatory policies all mean markets are becoming more complex and difficult to forecast. Plus, a balance will need to be achieved for policy design to encourage investment in low-carbon technology whilst safeguarding security of supply. This forum provides the ideal vehicle for the industry to discuss and debate t

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019

Various locations

Sow-prise! Dublin Chinese New Year Festival returns, welcoming Year of the Pig. Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will mark the Year of the Pig with a two week programme of events from Feb 1st – 17th 2019. This is the 12th edition of the festival, which began in 2008, so this year we celebrate the final zodiac animal – The Pig! The programme will include talks, visual arts, performance, film, music and many family-friendly events inviting all ages to be part of this cultural celebration. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture as Dublin City celebrates! Festival highlights include: T

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Dance2Connect

Civic Theatre

Dance2Connect is a 3 day Street Dance Festival, comprising of an evening of Dance Theatre (Friday), dance 'Battles' (Saturday) and Workshops with Internationally acclaimed artists (Sunday). The festival is the first of its kind in Ireland, inviting audiences to view and learn from some of the most exciting dance artists working today. With an emphasis on creating a platform for emerging choreographers, intergenerational exchange, inclusion and diversity, the festival offers a number of different opportunities to get involved. Experimenting with live electronic musicians, videographers, DJs

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First Fridays for Startups

Dogpatch Labs

First Fridays for Startups, powered by Google For Startups, is a platform for the tech startup ecosystem to come together on a regular basis, enabling them to learn, connect and grow. The regular format is: 10.00am-12.00pm - Mentoring: 1-on-1 mentoring in the format of 25-minute slots with a variety of curated mentors. 12.30pm-1.30pm - Lightning Talks: Three guest speakers give short 'lightning' talks on a special topic. 1.45pm-2.45pm - Keynote: a 'keynote' speech from an expert in the field of tech.

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Motown The Musical

BGE Theatre

Motown the Musical comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright's production features a live orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I'll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine and tells the story behind the classic hits. With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Dia

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Ulysses for All

James Joyce Centre

Join in at the James Joyce Centre for the return of the popular lifelong learning course, Ulysses for All. Led by Dubliner and Joycean Caroline Elbay, the group will work through the episodes of Joyce's masterpiece in a structured, accessible and relaxed environment. Beginning on Wednesday 6 February, the course runs over 18 weeks and will finish ahead of Bloomsday on 5 June – just in time for you to boast to the pretenders in costume that you've actually read the book! Joyce's epic has a reputation for inaccessibility and difficulty, but Ulysses for All aims to show that this perception is

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Workplace Summit

Croke Park

The future of Workplace. Workplace Summit is a one-day conference and exhibition which will take place at the Hogan Suite, Croke Park. It is the first conference in Ireland to centre on the three key areas of workplace – People, Place and Technology. Innovative, interesting, disruptive and fun - the best people in their areas will deliver talks which will inspire those involved in the Workplace profession in Ireland to influence their own organisations and push the boundaries of what's possible. Who will benefit from Workplace Summit? The Workplace Summit is aimed at professionals inv

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National Health Summit

Croke Park

Our health service is being challenged. From rising chronic diseases to an ageing and growing population to pressure on healthcare funding, our government and all healthcare stakeholders must find a way to create an effective and sustainable healthcare system. Seemingly, that way is Sláintecare, a 10-year plan agreed by all political parties, which if implemented fully, will create a universal healthcare system with equal access for all citizens. The first concrete steps in the reform process have been taken including the creation of the Sláintecare Programme Office and the appointment of

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Fat Blokes

Project Arts Centre

Fat Blokes is a (sort of) dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public by artist and forward facing fatso, Scottee. Fat Blokes uncovers why fat men are never sexy but always funny, always the 'before' but never the 'after' shot. Made in collaboration with choreographer Lea Anderson and four fat blokes who've never done this sort of thing before. Prepare yourself for a show about pent up aggression, riot grrrl and the hokey cokey. This is fat rebellion. Post-show Discussion: Feb 15th with Scottee and the fat blokes in conversation with Louise McSharry.

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EStars featuring Fortnite

Croke Park

Set in a real-life Fortnite Battleground, jump in and compete against thousands of other contestants for your chance to claim the Victory Royale! That's not all…there's entertainment and swag for everyone, VIP guests and you'll get to perform your favourite Fortnite dances! If you don't make it to the final, you'll still have a shot at winning one of the 600 on-the-spot cash prizes for everything from raking up the most kills to showing off your dance skills. Gear up, grab your ammo and battle your opponents from inside the state-of-the-art Fortnite battleground complete with both Xbox an

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Goldilocks & The Three Bears

Axis

For the first time ever, the much loved story of Goldilocks & The Three Bears comes to the stage in an unforgettable live production of song and laughter. Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Ruff the dog and Mr Bunny, perform live on stage in this exciting and fun-filled musical production. The popular tale takes many twists and turns along the way and features new characters and hopefully a happy ever after. Kids will learn that music can be found everywhere as they sing and dance to all their favourite songs. Throughout the show there are interactive moments that children and parents alik

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A Viennese Strauss Gala

Civic Theatre

Now in its 15th year, and back by popular demand, with a sparkling new anniversary production. World on Stage bring you A Viennese Strauss Gala now a new production of this ever popular show. Recreating the romance of the Viennese Festive season, reminding you of a bygone age of glamorous soirées and Strauss waltzes. The Show features highlights from some of the great Operettas of the Strauss family, Kalman and Lehar; including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and many more. The European Orchestral Ensemble will accompany four Soloists from major Opera companies; including Opera North, Engl

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IADT Taster Days

IADT

Join us for our Taster Days and find out what it's really like to study at IADT. Take part in our hands-on workshops to learn more about the perfect course for you. *You can register for more than one workshop by filling out the form for each choice.

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David Duchovny

The Academy

Known primarily for his television and film work, most notably his portrayal of FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the iconic Fox science-fiction television series The X-Files, actor, writer, and director David Duchovny didn't even pick up a guitar until his early fifties, but by 2015, the 54-year-old had amassed enough material to put out an album of original music. The two-time Golden Globe winner cites artists like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Wilco, R.E.M., and the Flaming Lips as inspirations, and his debut studio long player offers up an evocative blend of country, folk, and brooding alternative ro

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

BGE Theatre

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Col

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Ibec Business Leaders Conference

The CCD

Ibec Business Leaders Conference: A Sustainable Future - Real and Virtual. The conference explores the subjects most relevant to Irish business and provides insights into these key topics through panel discussions, keynote speakers and by providing opportunities for discussion with other attendees. The conference is a must-attend event for business leaders, corporate affairs and public policy professionals and is an exceptional opportunity to network with people from all sectors. The key themes that featured at the 2018 conference was the Irish business model and the rise of its intangible

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Mother Tongues Festival

Tallaght

A celebration of the thousands of languages that exist around the world, the unique Mother Tongues Festival marks UNESCO International Mother Language Day. Enjoy colourful and diverse performances and workshops for all ages in over 20 different languages. This year's festival will take place in Tallaght. As the largest of Dublin's suburbs, Tallaght is the home of hundreds of languages and cultures, and is a busy artistic hub. The Festival will take place in Rua Red, the Civic Theatre and the County Library. These three venues will liven up for two days of mesmerising performances, hands

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LEO | Hi-Start Management Development Programme

Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley

The Hi-Start ‘Get your Business Investor Ready’ Programme is a short, highly focused workshop and one-on-one support process aimed at ambitious start-ups who are targeting international markets. If your business requires high level support to build a platform for successful long term development and to crystallise and deliver a powerful investor pitch then Hi-Start is for you. Running March to October 2019 in Dublin, Hi-Start has been developed and part-funded by the Dublin & Wicklow Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland. The six half day workshops are designed to each con

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Dublin Comic Con

The CCD

Dublin Comic Con: 2019 - Spring Edition - brings media guests from a host of genres! You can also meet a host of Comic creators, international cosplayers, SFX Industry pros, artists, fans and professionals all together for a weekend of talks, workshops, demos, interactive activities and all around great family fun with some amazing guests, panels, cosplay and more! Don't worry, the August show is also returning! So come along to meet actors from your favourite TV shows/Movies, Comic Artists and writers or partake of one of the many activities over the weekend including workshops, compete in

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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

The CCD

3 days of brews, food, fun and entertainment at Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, Ireland's largest craft brews and food festival. It's more than just craft beer; be entertained by home-grown artists and enjoy culinary delights while tasting the latest beers and spirits all under the one roof. Choose from more than 400 of the finest brews crafted by top brewers, cider-makers and distillers from Ireland and overseas. Sample an array of scrumptious eats and delicious treats sure to satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy live rugby on three giant screens and an eclectic mix of homegrown act

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Legends and lore of South Dublin

Civic Theatre

Internationally renowned composer and conductor Vincent Kennedy presents the world premiere of his new musical suite based on the Legends and lore of South Dublin (Oisín's return from Tír na nÓg, The Hell Fire Club). Composed for a Symphonic Wind Band comprising the Rathfarnham Concert Band Society and the Sounds Ensemble (Director Terry Clancy) along with choral and solo elements with Sing and Tonics (Director Maeve O'Hara), Aisling Kennedy (Soprano accompanied by Orlaith Sharkey Piano), Anne Murnaghan (Cello). MC and narrator Declan O'Brien. The new musical suite will form the 2nd half

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AHEAD – Journey to Oz: Travelling together towards inclusive education

Croke Park

Journey to Oz - Travelling together towards inclusive education. Students and staff in our further and higher education system are on significant journeys - students are travelling the road to graduation and staff are navigating the move towards mainstreamed inclusion on campus. Much like in Oz, they find that the journey itself is more important than the final destination and they find what they crave within them. This international conference will ask: How can our college services respond to an increasingly diverse student population and help them to release the potential within a

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Waltons World Masters Series – Lizz Wright

NCH

Acclaimed American vocalist Lizz Wright is a truly extraordinary singer, with a musical palette that encompasses gospel, folk, jazz, pop, blues and spirituals. The daughter of a minister and music director in rural Georgia, and now living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Wright grew up playing piano and singing in her father's church. Her music is imbued with the lively passion of Southern sacred tradition and connects the texture of church music with the groove of jazz, endowing both with new depth and radiance. Her extraordinary voice 'simmer[s] with midnight heat and the ca

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Learn Inbound – Advanced PPC Course

Aviva Stadium

Competition for first page Google listings is increasing, and the learning curve to run successful PPC campaigns is getting steeper and more challenging. This course will empower you to gain advanced intelligence so you can perform advanced targeting, bidding, re-marketing, attribution, and reporting, so your business can thrive and maximise your PPC budget. This full-day training will kick off by connecting your business objectives to PPC goals to inform all your future strategy building and reporting. Then cover a toolkit for you to leverage for keyword research and understanding your cus

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Irish National Opera Presents Madama Butterfly

BGE Theatre

In association with Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and in partnership with RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Irish soprano Celine Byrne joins a host of international and Irish singers to star as Madama Butterfly in Puccini's most heart-wrenching opera. Ben Barnes directs. Timothy Redmond conducts the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Madama Butterfly takes us on the emotional journey of a devoted young Asian woman as she faces the truth about Pinkerton, the US navy lieutenant she marries. Sound advice from her maid, Suzuki, and the American consul, Sharpless, falls on deaf ears. The worldly-wise Pinkerton sets up h

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O’Hanlon Acrobatic Showcase

Civic Theatre

An evening of entertainment in acrobatics, tap ballet with a hint of musical theatre. The O'Hanlon Acrobatic recreational students and competition team are excited to perform their first Acro Show. Watch their beautiful lines leaps and turns as they transport you to a world of wonderful things. It is an evening not to be missed.

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FutureScope

The CCD

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

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Dublin Free Event Guide

The "Dublin Event Guide for Free Events" is a weekly service that provides comprehensive information about all free cultural events in the Greater Dublin area. It consists of this website, an e-mail magazine send to tens of thousands of subscribers and a smartphone web app. This service was started by Joerg Steegmueller in June 2007 as an e-mail to about 10 of his friends to let them know about a small amount of interesting free events in Dublin. They told their friends, more people got interested and now more than 22,000 readers get the e-mail magazine every week. The service is provided completely free of charge and the cost for it is covered by Joerg Steegmueller, a number of sponsors and through voluntary donations from subscribers. In October 2014, Eventbrite - the online ticketing service that allows event organizers to plan, set up ticket sales and promote events - came on board as a main sponsor.

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Dublin concerts is your free online guide of Dublin's upcoming gigs & events.

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