What’s On

Curated events from Dublin.

All-Ireland Business Summit

Croke Park

Held in Croke Park, the All-Ireland Business Summit is the All-Ireland Business Foundation's annual flagship gathering. Since 2014, The Summit has brought together over 2,000 companies. The 6th Annual All-Ireland Business Summit and Awards will have over 1,000 delegates, exhibitors and speakers. The Summit will be packed full of insights and business opportunities. The Summit, hosted by the All-Ireland Business Foundation, exists to promote meritocracy and encourage businesses to aspire to reach the highest level. The event is designed to help develop and cultivate relationships whilst p

Future Health Summit

RDS

The Future Health Summit is the global gathering for Healthcare in Ireland. For 2022, we will welcome our quality C Suite senior level audience, consisting of renowned Irish and International speakers, 500 delegates and 40 Exhibitors back to Dublin. The Future Health Summit 2022 will focus on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Disruption in healthcare and will be held on the 18th & 19th of May at RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. We look forward to you joining us.

Little Women

Mill Theatre

Little Women is a timeless and captivating story brought to life in this glorious musical based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book, with a beautiful score by Grammy Award winner Jason Holland, and book by Allan Knee and Mindi Dickstein. A much loved and timeless classic that will warm audience hearts as it follows the adventures of four young sisters- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March. Guided by their mother “Marmee”, while their father is away serving in the civil war, the girls struggle, but manage, to get through the difficult times. As the sisters grow up, Little Women, te

Standing in Lifts with Strangers

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

It's 2am, the vodka is open and Fiona’s digging in for the night. She is full of chat and strange stories. And Jo hasn’t had someone to talk to for a long time. It seems they have so much in common. This is a safe space… isn’t it? So crank up the vinyl, crack open the memory bank and let the inhibitions crumble. Because remember, a stranger is just a friend you haven't met. And sure, do you ever really know anyone? Standing in Lifts with Strangers is an exquisitely offbeat comedy with a seriously dark streak!

Freehouse

Samuel Beckett Theatre

A happening all day - Come and go as you please Created by: Andrew Bennett, Aedín Cosgrove, Leon Henry,Clare Howe, Faith Jones, Ros Kavanagh, Simon Kenny, Signe Lurey, Anthony Morris, Gina Moxley, Anna Sheils and Gavin Quinn. FREEHOUSE is on from 3pm-9pm at the Samuel Beckett Theatre May 7-21. FREEHOUSE is a live happening featuring live music, film, death masks, kitchen sinks, nerf guns, diaries and more.

National Bike Week

Nationwide

‘Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday 14th May to Sunday 22nd May. Cycling is one of the most sustainable forms of travel and a family friendly activity. As a transport option cycling has one of the lowest impacts on the planet and the environment, impacting positively on air and noise pollution. Events are happening across the county, click through for more details: Dublin City Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Fingal South Dublin

Football Walking Tour of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin

Join Gary Cooke and Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin TD for a walk into sporting history. Starting at 11.30am on Sunday 24th April and 8th & 22nd May this match-winning tour of Dublin features ancient gossip, fascinating facts and cracking stories. The 90-minute tour begins and ends in the Little Museum. On the way, you will discover the history of our great city, but you will also relive some of the most extraordinary moments in Irish soccer history, from The Ban to Jack Charlton. Aprés Match star Gary Cooke is famous for his priceless impersonations. Aodhán talks for a living. Together the

Alliance Française Comic Book Festival

Alliance Française Dublin

This year Alliance Française Dublin and Illustrators Ireland are celebrating 7 years of partnership in presenting the Fête de l’Illustration & de la Bande Dessinée, with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland. Their mutual goal has been to bring together French and Irish talent to showcase the growing platform of comics, graphic novels and narrative art. With the French reputation for outstanding visual language, and the Irish history of storytelling, this blending of talents is sure to result in a festival of exciting international comics work. The 7th Comic Book Festival Du

Sub/Plot

SO Fine Art Editions

Featuring new works by artists Ria Czerniak-LeBov, Richard Lawlor and David McGinn, Sub/Plot is an exhibition of Fine Art Prints, drawing influence from cinema, narrative and the mechanics of lens based media. With visual references to Andrei Tarkovsky, David Lynch and Film Noir, these artists have a shared language, creating and staging scenes into which the viewer may wander. Lawlor’s use of theatrical lighting, pose and costume seem to capture his subjects in action. Similarly, McGinn’s compositions feature intrigue, an inexplicable sense of foreboding, despite there being no indication

Dublin Dance Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Dance Festival will burst back onto Dublin's stages and streets 17th – 29th May with a stunning programme of boundary-breaking, energetic, and thought-provoking works from Africa, Brazil, Europe and Japan, curated by new Artistic Director Jazmin Chiodi. Visionary artists invite us to imagine, to dream, to challenge, to protest, to embrace – reminding us of their vital role as speakers of truth and beacons of hope. With cutting-edge contemporary premieres, dazzling street dance, world-class flamenco, joyous work for younger audiences, and vibrant outdoor performances, the 2022 Editio

Bealtaine Festival

Online and In-Person

Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the leading national development organisation working to enable the best possible quality of life for us all as we age. Age & Opportunity Arts provides opportunities for older people to be more creative more often, to create meaningful participation and representation for all older people in cultural and creative life and to demonstrate and celebrate how our creative potential can improve with age. Established in 1995, Bealtaine is one of Irelan

Constellations

Gate Theatre

Marianne is a quantum physicist. Roland is a beekeeper. They meet. They hit it off. Or maybe they don’t. They go home together. Or maybe they never speak again. In Nick Payne’s multi-award-winning Constellations, every decision you have and haven’t made exists in a parallel universe of infinite possibilities. Epic yet intimate, this funny, sharp and heart-breaking play asks which of our choices make for a life well lived. "A drama about time and memory, about death and grief, playful and profound, comic and mournful. It asks big questions about existence, purpose and free will, but

Van Gogh: An Immersive Journey

RDS

Van Gogh: The Immersive Journey allows visitors to step inside the paintings of one of the world's most famous artists. A first of it's kind, fully immersive 360-degree experience let you see through the eyes of impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. The RDS was secured as the venue for this event as it is one of few Irish spaces with both the size and tech capabilities to house a digital art experience of this scale and impact. Taking over the Shelbourne Hall from May 16th to August 4th, this is going to be a 20,000 square foot digital exhibition where Van Gogh’s most famous works will s

International Literature Festival Dublin

Merrion Square Park

After two years of online events, ILFDublin is delighted to once again welcome authors from around the world to gather in-person in Dublin city for this 11 day celebration of writing and literature. Dublin's Merrion Square will be transformed into Literary Village, a beautiful space in the heart of the city surrounded by a rich and unique literary history. Whether dropping in on lunch break or spending a full weekend exploring the Literary Village, there’s plenty to see and do; pick up copies of this year’s books at the Dubray Festival Bookshop, grab a tasty bite at one of the food sta

David Gray

3Arena

Multi-platinum, multi-Brit award and Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter David Gray announces White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour, to celebrate the trailblazing album’s 20-year anniversary. The show will now come to 3Arena on the rescheduled dates of 19, 20 and 21 May 2022. 19th May this event rescheduled from April 2nd 2020, March 25th 2021 & September 9th 2021 to May 19th 2022, original tickets remain valid. 20th May this event rescheduled from April 3rd 2020, March 26th 2021 & September 10th 2021 to May 20th 2022, original tickets remain valid. 21st May this event reschedule

Love Yourself Today

St. Anne's Park

Love Yourself Today Screening - with Damien Dempsey and Guests. Happenings first Open Air Screening of 2022 is this amazing film with this legend of a man! It will be the first full capacity screening since pre-pandemic and a first for a wonderful collaboration between Happenings, Motherland Films, Damien Dempsey, Coolmine Charity and with funding and partnership support from Dublin City Council. This special screening of "Love Yourself Today" will be a moving and meaningful event, designed to lift people up and give inspiration in these challenging times. "Love Yourself Today" is the

Tom Happens: Songs & Stories

Whelan's

Something Happens frontman Tom Dunne has announced a very special night in Whelan’s Upstairs on Thur 19th May. He will be joined by the very talented Alan Connor. Having been derailed by Covid in March, I’m delighted to announce I will be finally taking to the stage, for my first ever solo outings. In these I will be accompanied by the gifted piano player Alan Connor. I accept ‘solo outing’ is inaccurate, but let’s face it, ‘gig without the Happens,’ is just too long. I will be featuring songs from, certainly three but possibly all five, of the albums I have recorded with Some

Light and Dark: Cecelia Ahern & Louise O’Neill

Merrion Square Park and Online

Join us for a conversation between two of Ireland’s most exciting and most cherished authors at this one-off, opening night event! Cecelia’s Freckles is the story of one young woman’s quest for connection in the midst of a lonely life. Louise’s IDOL is an intense and unrelenting interrogation of the world of online influencers, and of the constantly blurring boundaries between the real and the virtual. Both novels are concerned with the search for the self in a chaotic world that seems to demand more and more while giving less and less. Both offer their readers vivid and authentic c

Harold’s Cross Community Festival

Harold's Cross

Annual festival organised by Harold’s Cross Community Council and Harold's Cross Business Association with the support of Dublin City Council Crumlin Area Office, Dublin City Council Events, Dublin City Council Parks Department, Dublin City Council Children Services Unit, Terenure and Rathmines Gardaí, Civil Defence, the Russian Orthodox Community, Local Artists, Musicians and Local Businesses. Founded in 2010 by Harold's Cross Community Council and Harold's Cross Business Association. Our mission is to bring together, entertain and stimulate the people of Harold's Cross.

Dublin Wizard Con

RDS

Dublin Wizard Con is a fan made, fan focused event geared to connecting wizards through magical, interactive activities all housed in Dublin's famous RDS venue. Interactive activities, spectacular set pieces for photo ops, attractions and a host of magical acts and personalities. Join the fun, make magic, make friends and help us raise some money for charity. Your ticket price includes exclusive access to all activities and entertainment.. Please arrive early in order to have time to experience as much as you can. Included in your tickets (subject to availabilty) are the following:

Féile Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival

Marlay Park

Féile Nasc will take place in Marlay Park on Saturday,21st of May 2022. The festival will showcase some of the best Folk and Traditional Music acts in an awesome setting! Féile Nasc is a Folk and Traditional Music Festival that takes place in the iconic Marlay Park, Baile Átha Cliath. Those in attendance will celebrate together the magical role played by our music in creating a bond between the people of Ireland and beyond. There will be a special emphasis on showcasing local musicians as well as more well-known national artists. This years festival will also feature talks and poetry

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

St Patrick's Cathedral

If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces. • Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor • Mozart – Divertimento in D • Bach – Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor • Vivaldi – The Four Seasons • Gu

Shirley Valentine

Axis Arts Centre

Following its sell-out run at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre in October 2021, treat yourself to an evening of laughter and triumph, as Norma Sheahan, one of Ireland’s leading dramatic actors, breathes new life into Willy Russell’s effervescent and iconic character... Trapped in a dreary marriage and humdrum life, Shirley wonders when she lost her hopeful, youthful self. With no support from her demanding husband, snooty neighbour, or self-absorbed teens, Shirley resorts to full-blown (although somewhat one-sided) conversations with her kitchen wall. So, when a divorced friend asks Shirley

Eyes on the Sky: Richard Dawkins

Merrion Square Park

In a book that looks to the sky, Richard Dawkins takes us on a flight of fancy. There is more to flight than flying, it would seem, and Richard Dawkins’s latest work, Flights of Fancy proves this in his trademark persuasive style. An examination of nature, of ideas, and of dreams, this book takes us from the mythological tragedy of Icarus, to the extinct glory of the Argentavis magnificens, to the modern-day pilots who ferry us around the world. One of the world’s most eminent scientists and thinkers, Dawkins is often controversial, though as a conversationalist, he is endlessly enga

The Dublin Comic Arts Festival

Richmond Barracks

The Dublin Comic Arts Festival on 21st and 22nd May at Richmond Barrackes, Dublin 8 is the first of an ongoing series of small press comic art festivals in Dublin. Celebrating the spectrum of Irish sequential art. Organized by Matthew Melis & The Comics Lab. Sponsored by Damn Fine Print! After two years running the DCAF Artists Fund and raising and distributing €5000 to 50 artists to help them weather the pandemic, it's time to get back to hosting festivals!

National Drawing Day

National Print Museum

National Drawing Day in Association with the National Gallery of Ireland We have a great day planned for National Drawing Day, Saturday 21 May, 12-4pm. Come along to our free events (some require booking) and help us celebrate the day with our fabulous book and exhibition ‘Blot’s Most Marvellous Historical Guide to Printing Books’. Drawing Workshop with Illustrator, Jennifer Farley: • Time: 12 noon • Duration: 45mins – 1hr • Age group: 8-12 yr olds, • Capacity: 8 In this fun, free and interactive workshop, draw along with illustrator Jennifer Farley as she shows you

Blade Runner Live

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Experience Ridley Scott’s multi-Academy Award®-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner (2007 Final Cut), on a vast HD screen accompanied by The Avex Ensemble performing Greek composer Vangelis’ original synthesiser led score in sync with the film. Following on from the UK premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, London in October 2019, the 1982 motion picture will come to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with a full 11-piece musical ensemble featuring synthesizers, strings, saxophone, flute, bass and percussion, bringing the film’s stunning soundtrack to life. In this stylish noir thriller, detec

Pedalpalooza Dublin

Fairview Park

Pedalpalooza Dublin is a FREE cycling event for all ages and abilities, taking place in Fairview Park, Dublin 3 from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday 22nd May '22. A wide range of activities will be on offer in the park including children’s cycle skills course, bike maintenance workshops, e-bike and cargo bike demos, information tents, music and much more! So drop by & join in! #PedalpaloozaDublin #CycleDublin #BikeWeek

Our Place in the World: Emilie Pine

Merrion Square Park and Online

Award-winning writer Emilie Pine tackles the human heart and its myriad complexities in her debut novel, Ruth & Pen. Join us for a very special event with Emilie in conversation with journalist and author, Patrick Freyne. Emilie Pine is no stranger to creative intimacy. Her personal Notes to Self – voted Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards – was actually a literary call to generations of Irish women to step into conversations about grief, bodily autonomy, and identity. Now, with her first foray into fiction, she presents her readers with a day in the life of Ruth and Pen, two

Diva Voces presents Fauré’s Requiem

Hugh Lane Gallery

Divas Voces will present Fauré's Requiem accompanied by orchestra at The Hugh Lane Gallery on Sunday May 22nd at 3.30pm. Conducted by Duncan Brickenden Soloists: Soprano: Megan O'Neill Mezzo-soprano: Anna Helena MacLachlan Orchestra led by Brona Fitzgerald Concert duration: 45 minutes From the age of nine Fauré studied music at the École Niedermeyer, the ‘École de musique religieuse et classique’, where Saint-Saëns was a member of staff. Saint-Saëns was regarded as a progressive teacher, introducing his pupils not only to the music of Bach and Mozart but also t

Fingal Pride

Swords Castle

Fingal Pride is part of Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride. Launched in 2021, our mission is to support LGBTQ+ people, their friends, and families in Fingal by organising regular events and activities throughout the county and by increasing LGBTQ+ visibility and integration. The Fingal Pride event will take place at Swords Castle and grounds on Sunday May 22nd. Main Stage: 12.00 - 13.00 DJ Kate Brennan Harding - The Melted Lady 13.10 - 13.55 Sparkle 14.00 - 14.15 Dame Stuffy 14.20 - 14.50 Viscose 14.55 - 15.10 Éire Comme 15.15 - 15.35 Viola Gayvis 15.55 - 16.40 St Bishop

Gary Numan

3Olympia Theatre

The iconic electronic music pioneer Gary Numan has announced his Irish return with a headline show at 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Tuesday 24th May 2022. Gary Numan is touring the UK, Ireland & Europe in support of his 18th studio album ‘Intruder’. Intruder is the follow up to the critically acclaimed, and his highest-charting album nearly in 40 years, ‘Savage: Songs from a Broken World’. Numan explains: “‘Intruder’ looks at climate change from the planet’s point of view. If Earth could speak, and feel things the way we do, what would it say? How would it feel? The songs, fo

The Price of Privilege: Damon Galgut

Merrion Square Park

We are thrilled to welcome Damon Galgut back to Dublin to discuss his writing and his Booker Prize-winning novel The Promise! As a literary form, the novel has a unique capacity to capture the realities of life. The things we shouldn’t forget. A good novelist understands this. A great novelist takes this knowledge and uses the form to do something unexpected. Damon Galgut was praised by the Booker Prize judges for exactly this feat in 2021 when The Promise was awarded the prestigious prize. Set on a farm on the outskirts of Pretoria, and focusing on a seemingly ordinary family in crisis,

My Chemical Romance

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

My Chemical Romance will return to Ireland to play at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on 24th/25th May 2022. Tickets for 24th May 2022 are already close to sold out Formed in Newark, New Jersey, My Chemical Romance made their debut in 2002 with the independently released album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. The band signed to Reprise Records the following year and made their major label debut with 2004’s Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. The album contained the Platinum hit I’m Not Okay (I Promise), the Gold-certified Helena, and The Ghost of You. Rolling Stone haile

Africa Day

Various Locations

Africa Day, designated by the African Union as an annual celebration of the continent’s unity, falls on 25th May each year. Celebrations to mark the day occur across the globe: in some African states, it is a designated national holiday, while in diverse cities – such as New York, London and Washington – academic gatherings and cultural showcases mark the day. Africa Day Celebrations in Ireland. Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been the driving force behind Africa Day celebrations in Ireland since 2006. Initially, it worked to fund and promote a small numb

National Medtech & Biotech Summit

RDS

The National MedTech & Biotech Summit, which is being held on 25th - 26th May 2022 at the RDS Simmonscourt, in Dublin, will highlight the key trends and challenges facing the sector, while also showcasing the latest innovations and developments in best practice, and the technological solutions available. The event will focus on the global growth opportunities, as well as major trends such as digital health and the shift to value-based healthcare and the long-term implications for manufacturers and business models. MedTech companies have a base in Ireland. Indeed, Ireland is one of the t

Women in Project Management Summit

The Westbury Hotel

We are delighted to announce that the Women in Project Management (WiPM) Summit 2022 will be hosted on Thursday 26th May at The Westbury Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. We look forward to welcoming you back to our in-person event once again. This one-day event brings together inspiring thought-leader keynotes, and industry-leading speakers sharing their knowledge throughout the day. Whether you’re an industry veteran or new to project management, whatever your field or industry, don’t miss your chance to attend, and book your ticket today.

Midge Ure

Button Factory

Midge Ure & The Electric Band announces ‘Voice & Visions’ tour Live at The Button Factory Celebrating 40 years since the release of Ultravox’s Rage In Eden and Quartet albums. In those halcyon pre-pandemic days of touring, Midge's last major outing was a world tour, performing the 2 platinum selling albums that were released in 1980 - Ultravox's Vienna and Visage's eponymous first LP in which he was obviously majorly instrumental. He scraped back into the UK on March 19th 2020 just avoiding being stuck in Australia for the duration! Since then of course there really haven't been a

SUUNS

Pepper Canister Church

The canadian masters of experimental indie electro-rock SUUNS return to Ireland for the first time in four years with an intimate show at the Pepper Canister Church this May 2022 The Montreal based band have announced a European tour that will also see them performing in Limerick and Belfast the same week.

A Real Brouhaha: Ardal O’Hanlon

Merrion Square Park

Join us for an evening with Ardal O’Hanlon in conversation with fellow writer and comedian, Colm O’Regan. From his sublimely ridiculous Dougal in Father Ted to his endlessly inventive stand-up, Ardal O’Hanlon has delighted viewers and audiences with his keenly observed characters. Bleak, crude, and wonderfully funny, Ardal O’Hanlon is clearly having fun with his second novel, Brouhaha, a blackly comic mystery about a small town in Ireland losing the head, literally. Dove Connelly is dead – and that’s just the beginning. His best friend Sharkey is looking into the shadows of Tull

Bingo Loco XXL

3Arena

Ireland’s biggest and wildest party BINGO LOCO XXL is coming to Dublin’s 3Arena on Saturday 28th May. Turning the traditional game of bingo on its head, audiences can experience epic dance-offs, the best of 90s/00s tunes, lip-sync battles, comedian MCs and of course, a not so casual game of bingo! Sensational prizes in the past have ranged from a brand new car, a VIP Coachella experience and a trip to Vegas. With festival level production featuring special effects, confetti cannons, outrageous props and even some celebrity special guests. Get ready to dance your socks off along wit

Sunrise ( Movie and live score )

The Law Society

The culmination of one of the greatest careers in film history, F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise blends a story of fable-like simplicity with unparalleled visual imagination and technical ingenuity. Invited to Hollywood by William Fox and given total artistic freedom on any project he wished, Murnau’s tale of the idyllic marriage of a peasant couple (George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor) threatened by a Machiavellian seductress from the city (Margaret Livingston) created a milestone of film expressionism. Made in the twilight of the silent era, it became both a swan song for a vanishing medium and o

Culwick Choral Society Spring Concert

St Patrick's Cathedral

Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria & Gabriel Fauré: Requiem' in the beautiful surroundings of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. About this event Culwick Choral Society Presents: Vivaldi's Gloria & Fauré's Requiem Conductor: David Leigh With the Culwick Ensemble Join us for a magical musical evening on Sat 28th May 2022 at 8 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8.

Resurgam perform Rosenmüller’s Vespers

St Ann's Church

Resurgam with the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble: This unique and special concert features Resurgam - Ireland’s most acclaimed project based vocal ensemble with the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble and a wonderful string section. They will perform Rosenmüller’s Vespers - an epic choral and instrumental extravaganza and a real treat for music lovers in Dublin.

The Soldier’s Tale

Smock Alley Theatre

Igor Stravinsky’s First World War music theatre piece tells the dark Faustian fable of a soldier who makes a trade with the devil on the promise of untold wealth and success… or so he is led to believe. A unique opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s leading Chamber Music Ensembles bring this masterpiece to life alongside Oscar-nominated actor Ciarán Hinds and contemporary dancer Emily Ayers. “You could just call it a successful melding of arts forms wonderfully presented. But that doesn’t do justice to the piece as offered in Kilkenny. Perhaps it’s best to say: it’s a crack

The Wheel Summit

Croke Park

The biggest, brightest, blue-sky-thinking-est event for Irish nonprofits is back! As ever, you can look forward to a well-paced day at the Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin, filled with engaging panel discussions, lively practical sessions and networking opportunities galore. Join your colleagues from the sector and a line-up of top speakers and a stimulating day of discussion, debate, case studies and advice to help you reconnect, energise and reorient for the road ahead. The Wheel is Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social en

Irish Famine Exhibition

Irish Famine Exhibition

The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word 'Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the 'Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. The story boards display rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, conte

Bloom

Phoenix Park

Bord Bia Bloom takes place over five days on the June Bank Holiday weekend, running from 9am to 6pm daily. Bloom, which celebrates its sixteenth birthday in 2022, has been deemed one of the nations’ favourite summer/garden events and takes place across 70 acres in the Phoenix Park. This spectacular gardening event is a great coming together for garden designers, flower growers, landscapers, plantaholics, garden-furniture makers, food fanatics and anyone who loves to garden. Now in its 16th year, Bloom has become one of Ireland’s largest showcases celebrating the best of Irish horticult

Fya Fox

The Sound House

FYA FOX is an exciting artist inspired by sparse electronic pop with emotive lyrical themes. A classically trained vocalist allured by the alternative pop scene, FYA's influences range from London Grammar to Lana Del Rey to Banks.

Deirdre O’Kane

Draiocht

There's a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh, and funnywoman Deirdre O'Kane has well and truly reached it. Catch her brilliant new stand-up show, Demented. The last few years have been something of a whirlwind for O’Kane. A co-founder of Comic Relief in Ireland, she fronted the acclaimed RTÉ Does Comic Relief in 2020 which raised more than €6m to help those in need.

Forbidden Fruit Festival

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

In the heart of Dublin city, Forbidden Fruit is the capital's first and longest-running city-center festival. On the Bank Holiday Weekend June 4 & 5 - 2022, Forbidden Fruit will return as the first festival of the summer, for what will be a special celebration and back to the summer we know best. Marking our 10th anniversary on the incredible grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham… The Forbidden Fruit Festival combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes! Taking up the headline spots are New Zealand sensation Lorde, marking her first

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Starts at Fitzwilliam Place

The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women's event of its kind in the world. In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering and the event reached a record attendance in 2014 with 41,006 women taking part. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more interest in their own health and fitness. A staggering 1.09 million women have entered the event over its 39 years. In 2020, due to Covid 19, the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon went virtual for the first time. The event took place

Waitress

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness. Brought to life by a ground-breaking, female-led creative team, this ‘warm, witty, wise and hilarious’ (EXPRESS) hit features ‘one of the best scores in years’ (THE STAGE) by the Grammy award-winning Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), a book by acclaimed scre

National Biodiversity Conference

Dublin Castle

Ireland’s second National Biodiversity Conference 2022 will be held in Dublin Castle and streamed live online over two days on June 8th & 9th, in accordance with the latest Covid-19 guidelines. The conference is an initiative of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in support of Ireland’s Fourth National Biodiversity Action Plan. The National Biodiversity Conference 2022 will form an important part of the public consultation process on Ireland's new National Biodiversity Action Plan by providing a platform for a diversity of voices to come together to discuss cha

Product Camp Dublin

TU Aungier Street

ProductCamp Dublin is a collaborative, volunteer-organized 'un-conference' focused on product management and marketing topics. Learn from, teach to and network with professionals involved in the product management, marketing and development process! The overriding goal is 'building products that scale'. At the event everyone learns and explores topics of interest to you, the participants. Everyone takes part in some way, either by helping to organise the event or participating on the day. On the day, you can present a topic, lead a round table discussion, share your experiences by att

Dubliners

Smock Alley Theatre

Presented by The Corn Exchange and Smock Alley Theatre Adapted by Annie Ryan & Michael West “Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.” – The Dead The Corn Exchange and Smock Alley Theatre present Dubliners by James Joyce, an extraordinary opportunity to experience Joyce’s masterful collection as part of the Bloomsday Festival 2022. Dubliners offers an astonishing and enduring portrayal of the city – a mirror in which the people of Dublin, as Joyce once wrote, could take “one good look at thems

Public Image Ltd

National Stadium

Selective Memory are delighted to announce a show legendary Public Image Ltd in the National Stadium in Dublin’s City Centre for June 2022. This will be Public Image Ltd’s first Irish show in over 4 years. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PiL’s music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, John Lydon guided the band from their debut album ‘First Issue’ in 1978 through to 1992’s ‘That What Is Not’. After a 17 year hiatus, Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009 by tak

Griffith Creative Show 2022

Griffith College

Come along to Griffith College Dublin's Creative Week, launching on June 9th, to see our Graduate Student Showcase and celebrate the creativity and innovation of our graduating class of 2022. Griffith College's Creative Show encapsulates the creativity, imagination, drive, and determination of our students, offering them a platform to display their work and inspire future years to come. There will be work on display from the following courses: · Fashion Design · Film & TV Production · Graphic Communication Design · Interior Architecture · Interior Design · Interactive Digi

Skerries Traditional Music Weekend

Skerries

Skerries Traditional Music Weekend commenced in 2001 and developed over the years into an action-packed weekend with Concerts, Recitals, Workshops, Sessions and Street Music. Come one, come all and be part of Skerries Traditional Music Weekend. Take a walk about the town and you'll be sure to hear many a great session! Some of Ireland's' top exponents of traditional music will showcase their talents in a more informal and natural setting. All musicians, singers, dancers and listeners welcome - players are welcome to join in the sessions over the weekend!

Ulysses

Abbey Theatre

2022 marks 100 years since the publication of one of the greatest modern novels, Ulysses by James Joyce. Acclaimed actor Barry McGovern has celebrated this famous text for over 20 years, reading excerpts from the novel every Bloomsday. Now, in this centenary year, he takes to the Peacock stage to read the complete book over seven consecutive days, ending on Bloomsday, Thursday 16th June.

Whiskey Live Dublin

RDS

Ireland's premier whiskey tasting event, Whiskey Live Dublin is back once again! This year taking place at the RDS Simmonscourt Hall 1 on Friday 10th of June Evening Session (6.00-9.30pm, last pour 9.15pm) and Saturday 11th June Afternoon Session (1.00-4.30pm, last pour 4.15pm) and Evening Session (5.30-9.00pm, last pour 8.45pm). Tickets for masterclasses will also be available closer to the date. Showcasing both the long established and new arrivals to the Irish whiskey scene, sample the latest Irish whiskey releases as well as whiskies from across the globe including Scotland, Japan and t

Showaddywaddy - Live at Vicar Street Dublin. Retro-inspired rock'n'roll, Sunday, April 26th, 2020.

Showaddywaddy

Vicar Street

Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. They will perform at Dublin’s Vicar Street, Friday 10th June 2022. An incredible live show - acclaimed the world over! In excess of 50 Top of the Pops performances, and countless industry awards! Bill toppers at the prestigious Golden Orpheus World Music Festival before a staggering TV audience of 300 million people - making history in the process by becoming the first western-world band to be screened live in Communist Cuba! As if the band's amazing success through

Neil Delamere: Liminal

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Neil Delamere, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz, hits the road again with his riotous new stand-up show, Liminal. Expect an evening perhaps best described as Schrodinger’s chat as our wisecracking comedic hero struggles to figure out this strange new world.

Things Fell Apart – Jon Ronson Live!

Liberty Hall Theatre

Things Fell Apart, with Jon Ronson LIVE! Jon shares unexpected and spellbinding human tales of the Culture Wars featuring new stories and ones from his hit BBC Radio 4 podcast with special guest and Q&A live at Liberty Hall Theatre, 10 June 2022. These past few years Jon has watched friends get caught up in the online culture wars to such a degree they've lost everything – their careers, their wellbeing. And by culture wars, Jon means the battle for dominance between conflicting values. Jon wanted to understand how things fell apart, and so he went back in time to find the origin storie

The Tin Soldier

Gate Theatre

This creative co-production between the Gate Theatre and Theatre Lovett recasts Hans Christian Andersen’s quintessential tale as a mirror, to illuminate and reveal its author as a warrior for the imagination, a revolutionary outsider. Inimitably narrated by Louis Lovett, and with original music by Conor Linehan, the production delicately moves between beauty and horror, comedy and despair, and features French dancer Kévin Coquelard and Ukrainian singer Olesya Zdorovetska. The Tin Soldier lifts Andersen’s complex and moving story off the page and into an unforgettable theatrical expe

Bloomsday Festival - A literary carnival in honour of James Joyce and his famous novel, Ulysses, that was set in Dublin on June 16th, 1904.

Bloomsday Festival

Various Locations

The Bloomsday Festival is Ireland's most unique literary event, celebrating the 16th June 1904 which was immortalised in James Joyce's Ulysses. James Joyce (1882 – 1941) is one of Ireland’s most influential and celebrated writers. His most famous work is Ulysses (1922) which follows the movements of Leopold Bloom through a single day on June 16th, 1904. Ulysses is based on Homer’s The Odyssey. Some of Joyce’s other major works include the short story collection Dubliners (1914), and novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939).

UCD Festival

Belfield Campus

The UCD Festival returns to the Belfield Campus on 11 June 2022 for an in-person celebration of the best of UCD. Don’t miss this unique day of celebrations, connections, discovery and exploration. The festival will feature a variety of cultural and literary conversations, masterclasses, workshops, science demonstrations, performances, Irish language events and digital resources. These events reflect the four themes of UCD’s ‘Rising to the Future’ strategy; Creating a Sustainable Global Society, Transforming through Digital Technology, Building a Healthy World, and Empowering Humani

Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.

Cruinniú na nÓg

Online and In-Person

Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 - Ireland's National Day of Creativity for children and young people. Unleash your creative spirit on 11th June 2022 A Day of Youthful Creativity Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018 with over 500 events taking place in cities, towns and villages acr

Duran Duran

St. Anne's Park

Duran Duran announce a headline Dublin show at St. Anne’s Park on Sunday 12th June 2022 with very special guests, Goldfrapp & Sinead O’Brien. Duran Duran were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s. With a distinctive style and sound more recognisable and individual than many new romantic groups, they became renowned for their stylish music videos. Classic tunes such as Girls on Film, Wild Boys, Hungry like the Wolf, Rio and Save a Prayer were all accompanied by iconic videos, making the band internationally famous. After recording the soundtrack for the James Bond film A V

William Basinski

Pepper Canister Church

Iconic New York-based ambient electronic pioneer William Basinski plays his first Dublin show when he plays at Pepper Canister Church on , Monday 13th June 2022 William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in NYC and most recently, California. Employing obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops received internati

Mondays at the Mess: A Century of Ulysses

Richmond Barracks

Mondays at the Mess is a series of talks at Richmond Barracks that celebrate the rich stories and experiences of the local community, past and present. All of Dublin life is contained within James Joyce's book Ulysses, including the passing reference to Richmond Barracks life, "an Inchicore tram unloaded straggling Highland soldiers of a band". But what makes Ulysses so important, and how did it come to be? Frankie Gaffney will explore James Joyce and the book which put Dublin on the literary map. Frankie Gaffney is the author of the novel Dublin Seven (Dublin, 2012) and presenter of

Dublin Tech Summit

RDS

Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) is a two-day conference that sits at the heart of the international tech scene. As one of the world’s most active technology hubs, Dublin has become the EMEA base for some of the biggest global tech companies and over the last 5 years DTS has emerged as one of Europe’s fastest growing B2B tech events. After two years of virtual events, DTS is delighted to host our next LIVE event on 15-16 June 2022. We will deliver another world-class conference and will adhere to all government Covid safety guidelines. We are extremely excited to bring together our internationa

Taste of Dublin

Iveagh Gardens

Taste of Dublin takes place in the Iveagh Gardens each year transforming it into a foodie haven that’s the unmissable highlight of the summer. Taste is the most exciting food and drink experience of the year. Imagine foodie heaven – outstanding dishes food prepared by famous chefs and restaurants, superb drink, interactive and educational culinary features, exciting entertainment and more! Taste of Dublin offers visitors the unique opportunity to source essential ingredients from artisan producers, engage with Ireland’s top culinary talent, be on the front line of masterclasses and

Dalkey Book Festival

Dalkey

Founded in 2010 by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams, Dalkey Book Festival celebrates and fosters literary talent in Ireland as well as hosting some of the world’s leading writers and thinkers. Pulling from the strong literary heritage and natural beauty of Dalkey the annual festival runs across the third weekend in June. Over the years the event has welcomed internationally renowned writers, world leaders, Oscar winners and Nobel Laureates. From compelling conversations to live performances and debate, Dalkey Book Festival has fostered a community that ignites dialogue, facilitates conv

Lucia: A Suite for Guitar and Strings

Axis Arts Centre

Axis Ballymun is delighted to present the world premiere of ‘LUCIA’ - a suite for guitar and strings composed by multi-award nominated musician Joe Chester. This new composition will be brought to life by ‘The Sound of Bells’ a quartet featuring long-time collaborators Trevor Hutchinson, Vyvienne Long, Steve Wickham alongside Chester. Lucia Joyce spent 47 years in institutions as a result of mental illness, including long periods in isolation. She died in the notoriously cruel St. Andrew’s asylum, Northampton at the age of 75. And yet, in her youth she had shown enormous potential

Stoneybatter Festival

Stoneybatter

The Stoneybatter Festival is a 3-day neighbourhood festival in the heart of Dublin 7 from June 17 - 19th, 2022. There will be many events over the 3 days in locations throughout Stoneybatter, Arbour Hill, & Grangegorman, with d Heritgae trails, pop-up libraries, park concert, local food village and picnic area.

Gospel Rising Music Festival

Various Locations

The Gospel Rising Music Festival is coming to Dublin City centre for its 2nd time over the weekend of Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June. Promising to bring singing back to Dublin after 2 years of silence. Visitors are guaranteed a social, fun and energetic weekend made up of workshops, social events and a major outdoor concert showcasing Ireland’s many talented gospel choirs! Taking place in a number of venues across Dublin City, the Festival aims to spread the joy and positivity of singing with others. Leading Irish and international choral experts will lead workshops in gospel choir musi

Kodaline

Malahide Castle

After the storming success of their recently released studio album ‘One Day At A Time’, which has now been streamed more than 60 million times and seen them garner another 100 million YouTube views, Kodaline have announced an acoustic tour across Ireland in March 2022. In 2019, Kodaline played some of the biggest shows of their career. At home in Dublin, they sold out two huge outdoor shows at St. Anne’s Park, while a ten-date UK tour culminated with a packed show at London’s historic Roundhouse. Further afield, they hit festivals including Lollapalooza, Benicàssim and Open’er be

Ardú

Liberty Hall Theatre

Ardú will officially launch their new album ‘Songs From Here’ on Friday 17 June 2022 at Liberty Hall in Dublin supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sports and Media, and Dublin City Council. This event will be hosted by ‘father of a cappella’ Deke Sharon who is best known for his work on the Pitch Perfect movie franchise. Ardú’s new album ‘Songs From Here’ is a collection of songs with origins in Ireland including traditional tunes ‘Carrickfergus’ and ‘The Coolin’ as well as covers from some of the best Irish musicians: ‘I Wouldn’t Be’ (Kodali

Dublin Choral Festival

St Patrick's Cathedral

Dublin Choral Festival at St Patrick’s Cathedral - Dr. Edith Copley, Artistic Director and conductor ‘Faith, Song and Light’ Works by Dan Forrest, Ola Gjeiilo, Michael McGlynn, Charles Wood, and more! With musicians from the Kaleidoscope Ensemble. Free admission with retiring collect to the Irish Hospice Foundation. A splendid evening awaits all lovers of choral music when the fifth Dublin Choral Festival Concert takes place in the glorious surroundings of St Patrick’s Cathedral. The combined choirs of over 100 voices from across the United States of America will delight

The RTÉ C.O Celebrates The Beatles

The Helix

As Paul McCartney turns 80, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, David Brophy and guests tip the hat with a very special Beatles night. From one of the most extraordinary of all songwriting catalogues, and one of the most iconic of all groups, enjoy a concert packed with classic songs. Eleanor Rigby, Yesterday, The Long and Winding Road, Hey Jude, Penny Lane, The Fool on the Hill, In My Life, All You Need is Love, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Strawberry Fields Forever, A Day in the Life and lots more. The RTÉ CO has won rave reviews, awards and packed houses for its concerts celebrating great pop

The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien

Pavilion Theatre

A thriller, a hilarious comic satire about an archetypal village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender, brief, unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle, and a chilling fable of unending guilt, The Third Policeman is comparable only to Alice in Wonderland as an allegory of the absurd. Distinguished by its endless comic invention and a delicate balancing of logic and fantasy from author Flann O’Brien is unique in the English language and is described as a masterpiece of black humour. Presented here for musical ensemble (led by Colin Reid) and

Smithfield Fleadh

Smithfield Square

Dublin City Council is delighted to announce a new, free, folk and traditional music event in Dublin City Centre. The first ‘Smithfield Fleadh’ will take place this year on the 18th and 19th of June between 12pm - 6pm each day at Smithfield Square. Smithfield Square is Dublin city centre’s largest dedicated event space, and this year’s Fleadh is the first of its kind to take place in the location. The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland said “I am delighted to launch the Dublin City Council Smithfield Fleadh to give families and young people a space to enjoy the Fleadh fe

Docklands 5K Run

Dublin Docklands

The 2022 race will take place on Thursday, June 23rd, starting at 7:45pm. The distance is 5k, run over a flat, fast loop in Dublin’s Docklands area. Organised by the runners from Crusaders Athletic Club, the Docklands 5k race is held with the help of the generous sponsorship, provided by many companies located in the Docklands and surrounding areas. The Docklands 5k is a non-profit event. All proceeds will be used to improve the facilities of Crusaders AC and to promote sport, health and wellbeing in the community. Entry is open to runners of all abilities either as individual particip

Dublin Pride Parade

GPO

Dublin Pride Parade is coming back and it's coming back big. Join the fun on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 and march from the GPO on O’Connell Street, across the city to Merrion Square. If you plan to take part as an individual or with your friends or family, there is no need to register. You can rock up on the day, watch from the side or join in and march, or a bit of both. Remember, Pride is both Protest and Celebration, you’re welcome to bring your own banners and make as much noise as you like, however they must be respectful and inclusive of our LGBTQ+ community and not create a safety

Mother Pride Block Party

National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th the Mother Pride Block Party is back with a bang for a full weekend of celebrations! After three years without a Pride party, we’ve pulled out all the stops and we’re throwing a full weekend long queer city centre festival! With performances across the weekend from Brazilian superstar Anitta, the incredible Rina Sawayama, queer ICON Peaches, electro-pop sensation Le Boom, choice nominee and mother fave Elaine Mai, Ru Pauls Drag Race UK VS The World winner Blu Hydrangea, Jodie Harsh, the Mother DJs, Panti Bliss and an absolute ton of local queer ta

Children’s Workshop: The Battle of Dublin

Richmond Barracks

Join Dublin’s Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche for this free, interactive workshop for children aged 9 - 12 at Richmond Barracks. Learn about the Battle of Dublin, a conflict in the city 100 years ago that marked the beginning of the Irish Civil War. Find out about what led to the war, the places in Dublin where fighting took place, and the stories of people involved. Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the workshop.

Street Feast

Nationwide

Street Feast is Ireland’s national day of community lunches– it’s about building community and tackling isolation. Get together with your neighbours to share food and enjoy some conversation and camaraderie this summer. It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment or house, all you need is a space to bring people together. We have had feasts organised in front gardens, on streets and greens, in car parks, laneways, local parks and community centres and can’t wait to see what you come up with! Host a Feast Register now to get planning your Street Feast. Here you can apply for

Trinity Summer Series 2022

TCD

Once again Dublin prepares itself for another Summer soiree with the Trinity Summer Series returning in 2022 with an incredible line-up featuring The Specials, Keane, Crowded House, Michael Kiwanuka & Beck. Check out the details of the full updated line up below. Trinity Summer Series 2022 Dates: Michael Kiwanuka - to 27 June 2022. Crowded House - 29 June 2022. Keane - 30 June 2022. The Specials - 02 July 2022 Beck - 03 July 2022.

Foals

Fairview Park

Foals have just announced their much-anticipated live return to Ireland with a special outdoor performance under canvas at Fairview Park, Dublin on June 27th 2022. Ambitious in scale and execution, Foals’ two-part album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ took them to new heights as they shot to #1 on the Official Album Charts for the first time and earned the BRIT Award for Best Group. Now Foals share their brand new single ‘Wake Me Up’ as the first taste of their eagerly anticipated new album, which will follow in 2022. A pared-back counterpoint to the sheer scale of ‘Every

Longitude

Marlay Park

Longitude 2022 - The countdown to this year's festival is on! The line up for the  weekend features some of the best international and homegrown talent. The lineup for Longitude 2022 has been announced. Dave and Doja Cat headline the Friday, Tyler, The Creator and Megan Thee Stallion headline the Saturday, and A$AP Rocky and The Kid Laroi headline the Sunday. Longitude returns to Marlay Park this summer from Friday July 1st to Sunday July 3rd 2022. Joining Dave, Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion and The Kid Laroi across the weekend are: Polo G, D-Blo

Flavours of Fingal

Newbridge House and Farm

The Flavours of Fingal County Show is a two-day event jam packed with events, combining the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience all taking place within the historic walled garden of Newbridge House and Farm, Newbridge Demense, Donabate, County Dublin. KIDS ZONE There is so much for the kids to do with bouncy castles, face painting, archaeological digs, cycle obstacle courses, kids golf and lots more. Just a stone’s throw from city life, the two-day event offers real value for money, unbeatable food and the ultimate farming experi

Fontaines D.C.

Iveagh Gardens

Fontaines D.C will perform 2 nights at the Iveagh Gardens Dublin on July 2nd & 3rd 2022 in a gig that's not to be missed “One of the best new bands of our time” – The Times ★★★★ “The most electric rock’n’roll band of the 2020s” – MOJO “A maudlin and manic triumph” – Pitchfork 8.1 “Open intensity and proud sensitivity might explain why a traditional white-dude rock band has hit a nerve, when the world seems to need anything but more white-dude rock.” – The New York Times

MegaCon Live

RDS

Content – Guests – Features and more are added regularly check back for details and follow our socials for announcements. Get ready for MegaCon Live, Kidtropolis & TokFEST The ultimate Popular Culture Show with Guests, Games, Anime, Manga, Movies, Steampunk, Yu-Gi-Oh, Stormtroopers, Cosplay and so much more. We have teamed up with Kidtropolis and TokFEST to bring visitors the Kidtropolis Zone and TokFEST Zone. MegaCon Live will combine so many aspects of modern popular culture. The amazing news is that Kids 10yrs & Under, go FREE subject to T&C’s Get your Tickets NOW! Formerly Comi

I Poured The Tea

Smock Alley Theatre

Seamus and Boxer seem to have it made, on their paid-for holiday in the tropics ... until their island starts to feel a bit deserted and rather dangerous. Meanwhile over in the Chairman's office of an investment bank, Fitzsimons is feeling the heat and seeking to pass the buck, in this fast-moving comedy of the blame game and the financial crisis.

PhotoIreland Festival 2022

Various Locations

Under the title Opening The Gates, the 13th edition of PhotoIreland Festival presents the most comprehensive overview on the History and Practice of Photography in Ireland to date, running 7th July to 28th August 2022 in various locations, with the main venue at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. The main exhibition Images Are All We Have traces the thematic development of the discipline and contextualises the historical background, bringing together the diverse and socially engaged set of contemporary art practices that define Irish Photography today. This survey exhibition on the discipline i

An Evening With Fran Lebowitz

National Concert Hall

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. An American original and purveyor of urban cool, the cultural satirist and author is pointed, forthright, unapologetically opinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on American life. Lebowitz’s recent Netflix documentary series directed by good friend Martin Scorsese, Pretend It’s A City, was an unmitigated hit with its offering of a tantalizing snapshot of New York in full bloom, along with Lebowitz’s lively and unap

Caribou

Iveagh Gardens

Caribou is Canadian Dan Snaith, Known for altering his sound with each subsequent release, he incorporates electronic psychedelia, krautrock rhythms, and breakbeat drums and creates a swirling, lush, musical panorama. Caribou’s eclectic live performances are renowned, in part for their use of simultaneous drummers and synchronized visuals. Caribou has partnered with PLUS1.org so that EUR1 from every ticket will go to organizations bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it. www.plus1.org

Tosca

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Elemental passions. Repressive politics. Unbridled lust. Puccini’s Tosca is an operatic thriller that boasts some of the composer’s greatest scenes and most touching arias. Tosca, a highly-strung, big-hearted singer, is possessive about her lover. He, the painter Cavaradossi, is under political suspicion and is tortured by Scarpia the corrupt chief of police. Scarpia wants to bed Tosca, and deceives her so cleverly that his double-cross still works, even after she has killed him. INO’s production features a stellar cast. Dramatic Irish soprano Sinéad Campbell Wallace sings the tit

The Liberty Panto – Snow White & The Seven Dwarfts

Liberty Hall Theatre

This Summertime at the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin, we make a much-awaited return to Pantoland. Join Nellie Nu Nu, Snow White, Muddles and Prince Harry Hunkadore - played by the wonderful Jake Carter (winner of Dancing with the stars 2018). But life is not that simple, for the Wicked Queen Dragonella – played by none other than Ireland’s first lady of Musical Theatre, Rebecca Storm, who truly believes she is the fairest in the land and wants rid of poor Snow White. But will she? With help from seven little friends, how will things turn out? You’ll have to wait and see…Lots of fun, musi

Villagers – Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

Villagers - Live at the Iveagh Gardens with special guest Gruff Rhys. Villagers first came to prominence in 2010 with the release of their debut album, Becoming a Jackal. Released to critical acclaim, the album was shortlisted for the 2010 Mercury Prize and the Choice Music Prize. Their second studio album, {Awayland} was released in 2013. It won the Choice Music Prize that year and was also shortlisted for the 2013 Mercury Prize. In 2015 Conor released Villagers' third album, Darling Arithmetic, and the following year Where Have You Been All My Life?—a compilation of live reworkings of s

Medtech Careers Expo

Online

Virtual Recruitment Ireland will be hosting their Medtech Careers Fair this summer. This will be a live, online, career fair on Thursday, 14th July, 2022 from 10am to 4pm. The jobs fair will be dedicated to those looking for work witin the Irish medtech sector. Interested in a new role? Learn about openings and chat directly with hiring managers and recruiters at this great, online, recruitment event. The Medtech Careers Fair will feature some of Ireland’s leading medtech employers, as well as a full day of exciting talks and webinars to give you career advice and more information about

Fidelity Beer Festival

The Mansion House

Fidelity Beer Festival is an annual event created by Whiplash & The Big Romance. The concept is simple; your ticket includes all your beer! Just arrive and check in, collect your glass at the door and head inside to sample some of the best beers from our favourite breweries, alongside some special beers created by Whiplash too. There’s no tokens or cash – your ticket is all you need to sample (responsibly) at your leisure and meet the amazing people from each brewery as they serve you their beer. Nearly every beer will be doing its’ first ever pour in Ireland, with some of the

Rex Orange County

Iveagh Gardens

Rex Orange County will perform his Who Cares? Tour live at The Iveagh Gardens, Dublin this July 15th. This is Rex's first since 2020's Live at Radio City Music Hall EP taken from his two sold-out shows at the venue in 2020 just before his international Pony tour was cut short in Berlin due to Covid-19. As it turns out, however, that tour being cut short is part of the genesis of this album. After spending the bulk of 2020 quarantined back home in the UK, Rex made the trek to Amsterdam that fall to record with Benny Sings, with whom he crafted the 2017 platinum selling breakout single "Lovin

The Steward of Christendom

Gate Theatre

For the first time in over a quarter of a century, Sebastian Barry’s seminal play The Steward of Christendom returns to the Gate stage. Set in a county home in Baltinglass in 1932, the play centres on Thomas Dunne, played by Owen Roe, reliving moments of his career as a senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), including the handover of Dublin Castle to Michael Collins in 1922 following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. This profoundly moving play also features reimagined memories of his family: his daughters, Annie, Maud, and Dolly, and his son, Willie, killed in Wo

Seasick Steve

Vicar Street

Seasick Steve has come a very long way in the 15 years since he burst into the public consciousness with his amazingly raw, powerful and emotional performances on TV, becoming a household name overnight. It is those astonishing and engaging live performances that have turned Steve and drummer Dan Magnusson into such a powerful force both Iive and on record (selling over 1m albums), and selling out venues all over the world in the process. Steve is having the time of his life, and it’s the energy of putting new songs on record and the electricity of playing live that continue to drive him.

Dublin Maker

Merrion Square

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held in Merrion Square, on Saturday 23rd of July. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, h

Bray Air Display

Bray Seafront

After a two-year hiatus the award-winning and hugely popular #BrayAirDisplay* will make a welcome return this summer. And it will be back bigger and better than ever with an incredible lineup including none other than the world-famous Red Arrows. The free, family event is one of the most popular air shows in Europe and Ireland’s biggest air festival, attracting thousands to the Co. Wicklow seaside town to marvel at amazing aerobatics. This year’s event will see the #BrayAirDisplay team up with the Irish Air Corps who are celebrating 100 years of Irish military aviation. We are really

True Dating Stories

The Sugar Club

Story Party returns with a brand new show with all-new stories! At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better, because, let’s be honest, it could be worse. Story Party has played to sold-out audiences in over 65 countries because the dating struggle is real worldwide! We are in town for a short time only, so grab your tickets. You’ve had enough coffee dates to master the art of fake laughing, now come to our show and laugh for real!

Joe Lycett

Vicar Street

Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion. His first tour in years promises to be packed with MORE jokes, MORE comedy anecdotes and MORE inappropriate and arguably disturbing paintings, all in the hope of answering the age-old question: How do you Lycett? How do you Lycett?

Madness – The Ladykillers Tour

3Arena

Madness have rescheduled their upcoming show and will now come to 3Arena on 6th August 2022. British pop giants Madness have today announced their sure-to-be triumphant return to the road with ‘The Ladykillers Tour’. After 18 months cooped up considering their career options (punctuated by excursions out for critically acclaimed docu-series ‘Before We Was We’ and last night’s magnificent ‘The Get Up!’ more on which later) the Nutty Boys finally get back to doing what they do best - uniting the people for a right raucous live bash. And with a live set teeming with hits from th

Herbie Hancock

National Concert Hall

First Irish show in over a decade by one of the most influential artists of the last century. The jazz fusion pioneer has won some 14 Grammy awards across 6 decades and recently celebrated his 80th birthday and will take a 6 piece band on this tour. Don’t miss this timeless maestro in such an intimate setting.

Big Grill Festival

Herbert Park

The Big Grill is Europe’s largest BBQ festival, and returns for its seventh year from 11th – 14th of August 2022 in Herbert Park, Dublin 4. The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire & smoke bringing chefs cooks and pitmasters from Ireland, UK and further along with over 20,000 visitors to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks. Over 20 restaurants join for the weekend, with the only rule being they must cook with live fire using natural charcoal and wood only; no gas or electricity. Cue co

National Heritage Week

National

National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. National Heritage Week is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and run in association with Fáilte Ireland. At county level, National Heritage Week is co-ordinated and supported by Local Authority Heritage Officers, their colleagues and with numerous local heritage groups and organis

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show takes place from August 7th - 11th, 2019, at the RDS.

Dublin Horse Show

RDS

One of the highlights of the Irish summer, the Dublin Horse Show effortlessly combines sport, style and socialising. Returning from the 17-21 August 2022, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Dublin Horse Show is regarded as one of the best equestrian shows in the world, a celebration of Ireland’s affinity with the horse. But superb horses are just one of the reasons to attend a Show that is also renowned for style, shopping and socialising. It’s also one for families too, with dedicated children’s entertainment and pony rides found around the grounds. Combined with hundreds of browsing

Passenger

Vicar Street

Passenger, aka Mike Rosenberg, is a multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. Although still known for his busking, he made the journey from street corners to stadiums with 'Let Her Go', which reached number 1 in 19 countries and which has now notched more than two billion plays on YouTube. Yet ‘Let Her Go’ is just one song from a catalogue that extends across 12 albums in 13 years. The consistency of his output, and his authenticity both on and off stage, has won Passenger a global fanbase and he continues to tour the world headlining some of its most

Ukulele Hooley

Dún Laoghaire

Europe's longest running ukulele festival, returns to Dún-Laoghaire in 2022. The Ukulele Hooley is Ireland's international ukulele festival in the lovely seaside town of Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and will take place over the weekend of 27th and 28th August. It’s been too long and we are really looking forward to seeing all of our ukulele friends again. We have a fun packed agenda planned and we will share all the details in the coming weeks. Hopefully see you in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland in August.

Dublin Brick Show

Citywest Hotel

What to expect Our shows bring to life the world of Lego with huge custom made models, dioramas and MOC's made by Lego enthusiasts. These cover a range to the favourite Lego themes including Lego City, Star Wars, Ninjago, Technic and Castle to name but a few. Our shows are targeted at children aged 4-12 who already like Lego. As well as a variety of custom made models you will see some older and harder to find Lego sets on display. - As the show is aimed at children we have a Lego 'free play' area for children to sit /stand and play. Due to covid this is at tables and not in brick p

Aer Lingus College Football Series

Aviva Stadium

The Northwestern Wildcats will pack up and head to Ireland when opening the 2022 season against Big Ten-foe Nebraska as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Series in Dublin. Northwestern University, the University of Nebraska and Irish American Events Limited are partnering to take an American Football game to Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Aug. 27, 2022. The Northwestern-Nebraska game is the first in a series of games in the Aer Lingus College Football Series and will be the first Northwestern Wildcats game played outside the United States. The 2022 game will be the 13th meeting for Nor

RTÉ CO presents: Thin Lizzy Orchestrated

National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents Thin Lizzy Orchestrated on 27th August 2022 Join the World’s Favourite Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as they perform songs of Thin Lizzy this August with conductor Stephen Bell. Expect to hear your favourites from the Thin Lizzy back catalogue from ‘The Boys are Back in Town’, ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ and ‘Old Town’ with special guest musicians and vocalists on the night. Thin Lizzy are one of the most recognisable names in music worldwide with twelve studio albums and twelve live albums under their belt. Thin Lizzy paved the way for

National Services Day

Dublin Castle

National Services Day - the first Saturday in September sees the bands, personnel and vehicles of the nations emergency and security services parade from Parnell Square to Dublin Castle. Dublin Castle itself shall host displays of each of the services - Dublin Fire Brigade, RNLI, Irish Coast Guard, Revenue & Customs, Airport Fire & Police, Civil Defence, Order of Malta, St John's, Irish Prison Service, ONE, Irish Water Safety, Community First Responders, Blood Bikes and An Garda Síochána, to celebrate the dedication of staff and volunteers alike in their service to the state and all

Dublin Fringe Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Fringe Festival is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round artist support organisation focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts from Irish and international makers. The festival next takes place 10-25 September, 2022. 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. It offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector. Followed by fans and first

TechConnect Live

RDS

TechConnect Live is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies. The event, which is supported by Ibec and the Small Firms Association (SFA) creates a marketplace for a wide range of SMEs experiencing rapid growth. It’s estimated that SME’s account for 99.8 percent of all active businesses here in Ireland. Over 5,000 business owners, key decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from all across Ireland will gather to network, learn and do business. Latest figures show SME’s are crucial to the private sector, pro

Culture Night

Various Locations

The seventeenth edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday 23rd September 2022. Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is brought to you by the Arts Council; it is a national moment, celebrating all that makes up the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today, connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and aims to open up pathways to ongoing engagement. Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir celebrates culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, t

Dylan Moran

Vicar Street

How can it be you have spent a whole ten minutes staring at a banana? Why do you always do stuff like that? Why do you never do the other really great things where it’s much, much better – and afterwards you don’t want to saw off your own face and post it back to yourself with not quite enough stamps? Also, learn how to make breakfast not even knowing you are out of bed Diagnose the mirror, reason with the mice and boil yoghurt blindfolded. Enjoy the fruits of hurtling cognitive decline and your neighbours sprawling ghastliness, absence of humanity and so, so much more. These ti

Connected Cities & Towns Summit

Croke Park

The Connected Cities & Towns Summit brings together both the public and private sector to discuss the future of our cities and towns. The Summit will be attended by practitioners, city and town policymakers & administrators, infrastructure operators, digital champions, CEOs, MDs and other industry leaders to delve into current and emerging best practices aimed at leveraging technology and innovation to tackle identified regional and local challenges.

Jobs Expo

Croke Park

Jobs Expo is returning to Dublin in 2022! Jobs Expo Dublin will take place on Saturday, 15th October (10am-4pm). This careers fair will feature hundreds of active job opportunities and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. After a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are delighted to return to the capital. Jobs Expo Dublin will provide job seekers with real opportunities to find new employment. What can you expect at Jobs Expo Dublin? • Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad • Specialised areas dedicated to jobs

Gaelforce 10K Howth Summit

Howth

A 10km trail run around Howth Hill Summit. You will be challenged but you will never be bored. Sweeping views, varied terrain and a satisfying climb will keep you on track. This is trail running in Ireland, but not as you know it! Route and terrain: Starting beside Howth Castle and taking in the summit of Howth Hill the terrain includes grassy tracks, rough trails and sealed road. No endless straight lines and dull scenery here. Why not find out why Lonely Planet calls this one of its ‘Epic Runs of the World’? Will it be your best trail run in Ireland this year?

FutureScope

The Convention Centre

FutureScope, Ireland’s #1 innovation event is back and in person. Save the date - 21st October 1600+ of those most active in the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems will gather at FutureScope in the Convention Centre Dublin to explore the implications of emerging technologies. Business leaders will share insights on the challenges coming down the track, how emerging technologies will impact on business and society, the market opportunities that will arise and the implications of disruption and innovation. FutureScope attracts innovators and innovation seekers. It aims to identify colla

Run In The Dark

North Dock

As darkness sweeps around the globe in mid-November, 25,000 people worldwide will get up from their armchairs, slip on their red flashing armbands and pull on their running shoes to complete a 5k or 10k. Running separately while connecting socially across 7 continents, this global movement will light up the night as people hit the road to Run in the Dark for the Mark Pollock Trust and donate or fundraise for our charity partner Collaborative Cures to help cure paralysis in our lifetime.

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