What’s On

Curated events from Dublin.

Jason Byrne – The Ironic Bionic Man

Vicar Street

Jason Byrne, half man, half natural disaster. Over the course of his accident-prone life Jason has been rebuilt from the ground up. Bits removed, metal pins, new knee, and an eye that’s been treated, over the years, by the medical profession like a game of Pong. This all culminated last year with heart surgery, twice! He enjoyed it so much he went back for more. Join the most gifted live comedian on the planet as he invites you to laugh at his misfortune.If he tried to say Schadenfreude, he’d probably dislocate his tongue.

Ireland vs Wales – Guinness 6 Nations Championship

Aviva Stadium

Ireland will host Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 24th February during the third round of the 2024 Six Nations Championship. Ireland earned a 34-10 bonus-point victory over Wales during the 2023 Championship. Ireland and Wales have contested a total of 134 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1882. Wales have won 70 of those matches, whilst Ireland have won 57 matches. There have also been seven drawn matches between the two nations.

Queen by Candlelight

St Patrick's Cathedral

Direct from Carnegie Hall, New York and following a run of sell-out shows across the UK and Australia, join us for an incredible night of Queen Anthems, performed at St Patricks Cathedral by Candlelight. Featuring a cast of West End Singers accompanied by and epic live rock band, experience Queen as you have never heard them before. Featuring some of the most iconic songs of all time, including Bohemian Rhapsody, It’s a Kind of Magic, We Are The Champions, Who Wants to Live Forever and many more.

The Dublin Card Show

The Convention Centre

The Dublin Card Show powered by Topps. Join collectors and vendors from Ireland and around the world at the award-winning Convention Centre Dublin this February. Sports cards including Football, Formula 1, NBA, NFL, and MLB will all be available for purchase, trade or to sell on the day. Trading card games will also be represented with Pokemon, Disney’s Lorcana, and others in stock with vendors on the day. Our Headline Sponsor Topps will have the following and more on the day! • The NEW Topps Zone with Take-a-card, Leave-a-card wall & Personalised card photobooth • Topps ‘Sho

Molly Vulpyne

Whelan's

Molly Vulpyne, known as the guitarist and vocalist of dynamic punk rock duo Vulpynes and for recent collaborations with avant-garde punk artist Meryl Streek, is now unveiling her inaugural solo endeavor. In her own words, Molly describes this as “an experiment I miraculously achieved without overthinking, one that feels truly authentic.” The songs featured on this EP were penned over the past few years and reflect a different side of Molly that didn’t quite align with her previous musical projects. Tired of being pigeonholed as the “angry shouty girl,” Molly sought a change of pac

The Friends Experience

Theatre of Light, The Point Square

Immerse yourself in the world of FRIENDS™ like never before with interactive set recreations, like Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica and Rachel’s apartment, and Central Perk. Now's your chance to have a seat on the famous couch in Central Perk, take a peek into Monica's spotless kitchen and learn all about your favorite six FRIENDS™. Were Ross and Rachel really on a break? Are Chandler and Joey's recliners as comfy as they look? Could Ross' couch really not be pivoted up the stairs, and where in Central Perk is the best seat to see Phoebe perform?

Dublin International Film Festival

Various Locations

Taking place every February, the Dublin International Film Festival is one of the most iconic events in Ireland’s cultural calendar. The programme has evolved over the years, but each Festival is guaranteed to offer a mouth-watering mix of cinema from around the world, with many screenings attended by the filmmakers and stars.

Country Music

Glass Mask Theatre

Country Music is the story of a killer. A tale of crime and redemption, spanning over twenty years. It begins with a life choice for Jamie Carris and follows him through time aged 19, 29, and 39, as we see the effects of this fateful choice - the results of what he has done and what he has not. On the twentieth anniversary of the trailblazing original production, Glass Mask Theatre are proud to present the Irish Premiere of Country Music by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time, Seawall, Vanya, Punk Rock, On The Shore of the Wide World) directed by Ross Gaynor.

Sive

Gaiety Theatre

Gaiety Productions presents John B Keane’s classic masterpiece, Sive. A story of greed and bitterness, of a scheming matchmaker and a resentful woman, forcing a young girl to marry a much, much older man. Starring: • Fionnula Flanagan (The Others, The Guard, Waking Ned, Smother) • Norma Sheahan (Bridget & Eamon, Moone Boy, Shirley Valentine, The Matchmaker) • Sade Malone (Hope Street, Pistol, My Left Nut) • Denis Conway (Hangmen, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Aisha, Brooklyn), • Patrick Ryan (Vikings: Valhalla, Game Of Thrones, Pure Mule) • John Rice

Happiness Then

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

A riveting comedy drama delving into the relationship between two sisters, Bridget and Frances, who meet for the first time after their Mother’s death. Eternally at odds, they bicker as only sisters can over everything from the wine to the will! Exploring the fallout of being left behind, loves and losses are examined and re-examined with acerbic wit and delicious put downs. Can Bridget and Frances’ searching need for sisterly support help to mend their broken relationships, not only with each other but with their loved ones, before it’s too late?

‘Medici Lion’ by Siobhán Hapaska

The Douglas Hyde Gallery

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a major solo exhibition by renowned Irish-Parsee artist Siobhán Hapaska. Over the past three decades, Hapaska has created original and formally complex work, which defies categorization. She is a singular voice in contemporary sculpture, consistently pushing the convention of form and materials while astutely probing conflict, faith and the human condition. Having exhibited extensively internationally, including co-representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2001, Medici Lion is her first institutional solo exhibition in the Republic and brings an a

The Making of Mollie

The Ark

The Ark presents a bold new adaption for children aged 8+ by author Anna Carey of her first historical novel, The Making of Mollie. In 1912 Dublin, 14-year-old Mollie Carberry’s life is pretty boring. That is, until she discovers that her older sister Phyllis is a secret suffragette! Mollie starts to realise just how unfair the world can be - and she wants to do something about it. When Mollie and her friend Nora get involved in the movement, they must face an important question: just how far should a girl go for her beliefs? This charming and witty new play invites you to step into a

They Gave The Walls A Talking

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Now on! 'They Gave The Walls a Talking', a special temporary exhibition celebrating the Pogues and the late Shane MacGowan at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and in collaboration with Hot Press, Ireland’s legendary music, entertainment and pop culture magazine. Delve into the extraordinary story of one of the greatest Irish bands of all time, and their legendary lead singer and songwriter Shane MacGowan. The exhibition also illuminates the rise of punk rock and the role of the Irish diaspora on the British music scene. Featuring contributions from Victoria Mary Clarke, Siobhan MacGowa

Audrey or Sorrow

Abbey Theatre

In an old house somewhere in Ireland, a young mother watches over her sleeping baby. But, in Marina Carr’s dark and dangerously funny new play, Audrey or Sorrow, nothing is as it seems. Audrey or Sorrow will bring audiences on a shape-shifting, time-bending deep dive into a world of family secrets, unimaginable loss, ghosts behaving badly and the endless pull of the sea. The play exemplifies Marina Carr’s work to date: storytelling that tunnels deeply into the complicated contours of family dynamics; pushing the boundaries of love, power and desire. It will be the first of two wor

The President

Gate Theatre

In a small, unnamed country, there has been an assassination. However, the gunmen missed their intended targets, the President and the First Lady, killing instead a loyal bodyguard and the First Lady’s beloved dog. As a revolution brews right outside their front door, the First Lady sits with a mixture of hysterics, rage and obsession. The President holds forth in a verbal tsunami of self-aggrandisement and vainglory, while his mistress, an actress, gambles his cash away in the blackjack room next door. With its depictions of the abuses of power, the disdain and paranoia of privilege,

Turning Heads: Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer

National Gallery of Ireland

This exhibition features works by Dutch and Flemish artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who were exponents of the tronie – an intriguing painting of a head. Paintings include Study of an Old Woman by Rubens, The Laughing Man, 1629-1630, by Rembrandt and The Man with the Golden Helmet, c. 1650 from the circle of Rembrandt. Vermeer’s most exquisitely detailed tronie, Girl with the Red Hat, c.1665-1667, is an exhibition highlight. Ticketed, admission from €5. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the National Gallery of Irelan

Talk: Edith Beatty as a Collector

Chester Beatty and Online

Join Dr Jill Unkel, Curator of Western Collection at Chester Beatty for a free lecture in person or online this February. To celebrate International Women’s Day, please join the Curator of Western Collections at the Chester Beatty as she explores the life, interests and collections of Edith Beatty—racehorse owner, collector and gift-giver extraordinaire—and her contribution to the Chester Beatty Collections. Dr Jill Unkel is an art historian whose research interests include manuscript illumination, ecclesiastical architecture, the history of the book, and object histories. She has

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Various Locations and Online

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia is an international Irish language festival , which is the biggest celebration of our native language and culture that takes place in Ireland and around the world every year. Everyone is given the opportunity to enjoy the Irish language by taking part in the festival, including native speakers, learners and those with a few words, by providing a calendar of entertaining and fun events for all types of interest and all age groups. Voluntary and community groups, local councils, schools, libraries, and music, sports, art and cultural organizations organize e

Dublin Coffee Festival

The Complex

For the first-time ever, Cup North, the team behind the renowned Manchester Coffee Festival, Birmingham Coffee Festival and Extracted Development, will be bringing a coffee fiesta to Ireland with the first stop set at The Complex in Dublin on 1 -3 March, 2024 (industry-only session on 1 March). We welcome people of all ages who love coffee to join us and celebrate the wonderful Irish coffee scene in the heart of Dublin. Imagine a jam-packed weekend of all things coffee, with some of the best specialty coffee brands from across Ireland and the UK joining together to showcase their top qualit

Rush Drama Festival

Millbank Theatre

Under the auspices of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland, the Rush Drama Festival was founded in 2004 and is now an important part of the Millbank Theatre calendar. This year is the 20th Anniversary of the festival and it runs from March 1st-9th.

Football Clichés Live

Liberty Hall Theatre

The podcast the streets will never forget. Since launching in 2020, the Football Clichés podcast has been on a relentless search for the true meaning of football. Why do we talk about it the way we do? Just how big is a "pocket" of space? What's the least impressive thing that football could consider "a classy touch"? Which is worse: a "carthorse" or a "donkey"? How many errors constitute "a comedy of errors"? What's the worst football action scene in cinema history? What's the most "kit launch" pose a footballer can strike? After 2022's sold-out tour of the UK and Ireland, the Clic

Calum Agnew

Whelan's

Calum Agnew has put his stamp on the Dublin and Irish Music scene as a unique pop-fused Neo-Soul and R&B band to watch out for. Calums’ intricately catchy melodies make his music instantly recognizable and have been showcased across many gigs on the Dublin and London Music scene to date, including his first sold-out headline gig in the Beehive Bow, London last February, as well as gigs in the Grand Social and Workman’s main room. Calum first established himself as an artist to watch out for after releasing ‘Crazy’, his first independent single that he self-produced from his bedroom dur

Gradireland Live

RDS

This event exhibits a multitude of Ireland’s leading companies and postgraduate providers with ample jobs, internships and courses available to apply for on the day. We are the leading company that put on the largest early careers event in Ireland and is free-of-charge to the public. The gradireland Live careers fair is open to all job seekers including graduates and students, from first year to postgrad. At our event, you can chat and meet with over 60+ diverse employers who are actively recruiting for hundreds of graduate jobs and internships across a broad variety of sectors. Come

WAKE

National Stadium

WAKE, the smash-hit theatrical phenomenon, returns to Dublin’s National Stadium in March. From THISISPOPBABY, the hit-makers of international sensation RIOT, WAKE is a home-grown arena party uniting a ferocious full band with the most extraordinary circus, aerial, dance and spoken word artists in the land. Expect wild acrobatics, Irish trad-with-a-twist, searing hot variety acts and outrageous cabaret. This dazzling explosion of past and future makes for an electric night out with your very best pals. This is a high-octane, heart-thumping night out; a celebration of life, of togethe

East Asia Film Festival Ireland

Irish Film Institute

East Asia Film Festival Ireland 2024 (EAFFI) brings to audiences memories, collective stories, and personal journeys of identity and culture, with themes of understanding, tolerance and hope through works by writers and directors across East Asian cinema. This year we welcome Japanese documentary filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda. Soda will take part in a Q&A session following the premiere of his new documentary The Cats of Gokogu Shrine.

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly

The Helix

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly- featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv Senbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking

Women in Project Management Summit (WiPM)

The Convention Centre

WIPM Summit speakers are key disruptors and influencers in their field, driving everything from large global corporates to awe inspiring personal projects. They explore a range of topics from workflows and best practice solutions to soft skills, emerging technologies, diversity, and scaling, while re-igniting the passions essential for those working as a project manager. Like many other professions, Project Management is capable of gender balance, especially due to the attributes required to perform the role, and this annual event is a forum for women in project management to network with t

International Women’s Day

Online and Various Locations

The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2024 is Inspire Inclusion. When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. Collectively, let's forge a more inclusive world for women. Get involved for IWD 2024 With well over a century of history and change, the first International Women's Day (IWD) was held in March 1911. IWD isn't country, group or organization specific. It's a day of collective global activism and celebration

Giant Rooks

Opium

MCD proudly presents Giant Rooks with support from Andrew Cushin at Opium Live, Dublin on Friday 8 March 2024. Bubbling out of Germany, Giant Rooks are taking the indie game by storm. Founded in 2015, the outfit consists of Frederik Rabe (vocals), Finn Schwieters (guitar), Luca Göttner (bass), Jonathan Wischniowski (keyboard), and Finn Thomas (drums). Giant Rooks announce their UK and Ireland tour, kicking off at Glasgow’s SWG3 Warehouse on 6th March 2024. The tour coincides with the release of their forthcoming full-length album, How Have You Been?, arriving on 2nd February 2024 via

Shorelines

The Substation

“Shorelines” is a vibrant new exhibition chronicling the varied seascapes of Dublin that will come to The Substation at Dublin Port, courtesy of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club and Dublin Port Company. The exhibition will contain brand-new works from some of Ireland’s most exciting and dynamic artists, who will bring an immediacy to the life of the sea across paintings, etchings, and sculptures. The exhibition runs from the 8th-20th of March at The Substation, Alexandra Road, Dublin Port. It is open to the public from 11am-4pm, Monday-Saturday, and admission is free of charge f

Gatsby: The Musical

Civic Theatre

The Great Gatsby has come to be regarded as one of the greatest American novels of all time selling over 30 million copies worldwide. Gatsby: The Musical is a brand new score from composer/lyricist Peter Beckett depicting the raucous and romantic heady days of the Jazz Age in 1922 whilst highlighting class distinction in the pursuit of the American Dream. The authentic nine piece band beautifully captures the style and sound of the flamboyant art deco era. Narrator Nick Carraway guides us through this iconic tale as Jay Gatsby relentlessly pursues his first love – Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby:

Dublin Comic Con - a pop-culture/fandom event, ideal family day out or fan nerd out, movies, tv shows, comics, cosplay, gaming and more! At The Convention Centre Dublin.

Dublin Comic Con – Spring Edition

The Convention Centre

DCC is a pop-culture/fandom event ideal as a family day out or a fan nerd out! Covering everything from movies/tv shows to comics, cosplay and gaming! Whether you are coming to find rare collectibles, meet some Hollywood actors and local artists, have your portfolio reviews by industry professionals or simply cosplay..we will have something to keep you entertained. Oh and all our DCC interactive sets are free! Dublin Comic Con : Spring Edition 2024!: March 9/10 Thanks again to all our fans for the ongoing support and patience and a massive thank you to our team without whom we really could

Repair Café

Rediscovery Centre

Do you have something at home that you have been meaning to fix? Join us at the Rediscovery Centre on the 9th of March 2024 where you can bring along your broken item and work together with our experts to help you repair it. There will be experts in textiles, furniture and bicycles. Places on the day are on a first come and first served basis. Please find below a list of repairs we can provide. While we can’t upcycle or take on big projects on the day we are happy for you to use your timeslot to get advice on how to complete your project at home. This event is kindly supported by Dubli

Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition

Theatre of Light, The Point Square

Your ultimate LEGO® experience awaits. A leaping orca, towering rocket and glowing DeLorean take you to the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space and all the whimsical worlds in between. Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition features custom-built LEGO® models, inspired by nothing more than simple letters and boundless imagination. Guests will get hands on while learning about the creation of the largest LEGO® models. Plus, there are dozens of epic selfie opportunities alongside LEGO® brick creations. And, when inspiration strikes, guests

Feis Ceoil

Varies

Ireland’s leading classical music competition, Feis Ceoil, returns from Monday 11th to Friday 22nd March 2024. Set up in 1896, Feis Ceoil Association promotes excellence in the learning and performance of music across all ages, levels and disciplines. We run an annual festival before Easter each year in Dublin which comprises almost 200 competitions, attracting over 5,000 participants from all over the island of Ireland. We also run non-competitive events and concerts throughout the rest of the year. Feis Ceoil occupies a unique position in Irish life. It is an essential element in the

The Rising of the Moon

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

Lady Gregory's THE RISING OF THE MOON is a thrilling and comic political allegory that’s as provocative now as when it was written in 1907. A secluded pier on a moonlit night. Officers of the state search for a dangerous rebel recently escaped from gaol. They fear he will flee by boat. As the Sergeant keeps solitary watch, he encounters a poor singer who will challenge his authority and his loyalties. Lady Gregory’s The Rising of the Moon is a stark exploration of nationalism, the tensions that arise from it and the questions we ask ourselves when our beliefs are challenged. One o

Sandymount Night Run

Sandymount

The Sandymount Night Run 10km or 5km returns on March 12th, 2024. This unique Night Run presents a great excuse to get out and clear the head with a midweek run! Sandymount is an ideal location being walking distance from the center of Dublin. And the course is laid out in long straight flat lines making it ‘racer’ friendly. There are two distances to suit all levels of fitness. A 5km single lap or a 10km double lap. Entries are limited so don’t leave it too late to enter! This is an annual SELL OUT race. Tell your friends. There will be a Finisher’s Medal to meet you at th

Jamie Duffy

National Concert Hall

From the captivating landscapes of Ireland, 22-year-old musician and songwriter Jamie Duffy has become a notable force in the music scene. Seamlessly blending traditional, popular, and classical influences, Jamie's distinctive musical style captivates with its beauty and evocativeness. In a landmark debut, Jamie unveiled Solas, a piano masterpiece translating to 'light' in Irish. This track not only made history as the most streamed debut song by an Irish artist since Hozier's Take Me To Church but has also achieved remarkable success on Spotify alone, amassing over 65 million streams and a

Joining The Dots

Medley

Joining the Dots brings city leaders from Ireland the UK together to build connections around the shared challenges and opportunities and areas of economic strength for businesses in their respective regions by creating a safe space for confidential discussions. A master class series has been hosted in a number of Places covering a wide variety of topics. The next Joining the Dots event will take place in Dublin on 12th March at Medley, Fleet Street, Dublin 2 The theme of this conference will be on place branding with the overall objective of how councils can use place branding to benefi

Francis Breen: WHITE

Smock Alley Theatre

The year is 2024, a white man does stand-up comedy? What?! In this case he’s a man in a cheap white suit daubed in white paint. For lovers of the absurd. In association with Fly Away Home productions. WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY Francis Breen

Tanyalee Davis: Unstoppable Me

The Sugar Club

Tanyalee Davis, standing at 3’3″, is the Ferrari of comedy—low to the ground and kind of racy. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, she currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the shortest comedian and now calls the USA home. In a short time, Tanyalee has soared to ‘TikTok Famous’ status with over 3.2 million followers, reaching 4 million across various platforms. This summer of 2023, Tanyalee is set to grace the screens in the USA on the Judge Steve Harvey show and the All Access TV show in Canada. Her comedic journey includes features on BBC’s The John Bis

Drawing from the Well: Tommie Potts

National Concert Hall

Drawing from the Well: Tommie Potts will celebrate the life and legacy of great Dublin fiddle player Tommie Potts. The concert, the fifth in the Drawing from the Well series, will feature a line-up of wonderful musicians connected with Tommie Potts and his music. The programme will be presented through the spoken word by award-winning historian and broadcaster Dónal Fallon.

St Patrick’s Festival

Dublin

St. Patrick's Festival - March 15-18- is Ireland's official celebration of our national holiday, St. Patrick's Day. Its origins lie in honoring Ireland's patron saint, St. Patrick. Initially, it was a solemn commemorative feast day dedicated to paying tribute to the saint, but over the years, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a vibrant celebration encompassing the richness of Irish culture. Today, it is a joyful occasion marked by parades, performances, and diverse expressions of Irish heritage; a multicultural international event that is committed to displaying contemporary and tradition

Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk

Dún Laoghaire / Howth

The 16th annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk takes place this St Patrick’s Day, Sunday 17th March 2024. Over 2,000 enthusiastic walkers are expected to take on the 26km challenge, with the option of starting from Howth Harbour or Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The walk is suitable for most fitness levels. Along the way you can take in the scenic Dublin Bay and stop off at the Halfway Hooley hosted at Dublin Port Company’s historic Pumphouse location, with complimentary refreshments and entertainment. The Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk is a flagship fundraising event for Aware, the national charity

Simple Minds

3Arena

Following the huge success of 2022’s rapturously received 40 Years Of Hits Tour – and the recent announcement of Australian and New Zealand tour dates for early next year - Simple Minds announced the March UK and Ireland leg of their Global Tour 2024 which includes a date at 3Arena on 18 March 2024. In the past decade alone, Simple Minds have played to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe, including their largest US tour to date in 2018. Demand to see the band perform well known hits including ‘Promised You a Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’, ‘Someone Somewhere in Summ

The SEAI Energy Show

RDS

Ireland's leading business to business sustainable energy event will return in 2024 with an in person event. The SEAI Energy Show is essential if you work in the energy sector or your business is interested in sustainable energy. The SEAI Energy Show is a business to business event, focused on sustainable energy solutions. It is an exhibition offering expert seminars, technology demonstrations and multiple networking opportunities for visitors. Join us for Ireland's leading business to business sustainable energy event. Essential if you work in the energy sector or your business is inter

Making A Show of Myself

Smock Alley Theatre

Back by popular demand, following a sellout run in November/December 2023, An Irish raconteur shares the most ridiculous, embarrassing, hilarious and tragic episodes of her life, showing there’s a story in every stumble – and a little magic in every story. Mary Kate explores how her lifelong fascination with story has shaped and sustained her and makes a compelling case for how stories shape and sustain the human race. Content Warning: Mild sexual reference WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY Mary Kate O’Flanagan DIRECTED BY Will O’Connell

Techstars Startup Weekend Women Dublin 2024

Droga5 Dublin

Techstars Startup Weekend is a 3 days interactive event for people who want to test/validate and explore their business ideas. You’ll meet the very best mentors, learn from workshops, work as a team and networking. Join us to learn how to Think, Work, and Build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. You don't have to have a business idea to join. • Validate your business idea • Get advice from mentors • Learn new skills from workshops • Build your diverse network • Win great prizes *Men are very welcome too! Join us to start your entrepreneurship journey

John Gallen

The Lark Concert Hall

Homegrown John Gallen kicks off his European live shows in 2024 at the Lark Balbriggan. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist brings his full live band featuring songs from his No.1 debut album 1970s and his No.2 debuting album Rizla Smokes Music & Wine.

Qigong at the Rooftop Garden

Chester Beatty Rooftop Garden

A traditional Chinese form of meditation, coordinating slow movement, deep rhythmic breathing and a calm state of mind. Join in at Chester Beatty for a gentle practice outdoors (weather permitting) or indoors with the view of the rooftop garden. Suitable for all ages. Free, no booking required but places are limited. Meeting point in the 3 floor lobby of the museum.

One Dublin One Book

Dublin

One Dublin One Book is a Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. The One Dublin One Book choice for 2024 is Snowflake By Louise Nealon Eighteen-year-old Debbie White lives on a dairy farm with her mother, Maeve, and her uncle, Billy. Billy sleeps out in a caravan in the garden with a bottle of whiskey and the stars overhead for company. Maeve spends her days recording her dreams which she believes to be prophecies. This world is Debbie’s normal, but sh

Unhooked

Smock Alley Theatre

Our heroine is struggling through the aftermath of an abusive relationship. A detached retina, acute inability to trust and chronic romantic obsessions are the top problems on her list, but she won’t let them stop her from being a great date. With the help of the semi-lucid characters in her love addiction support group, SLAAGs, she’s determined to move on. But in which direction? A dark comedy about love, addiction and starting again – if you can. Show times • 1st April 8pm • 4th, 5th, 6th April 8pm • 6th April matinee 3.30pm

Music Current – Contemporary Music Festival

Project Arts Centre & Contemporary Music Centre

Music Current festival returns this April with a series of visually stunning concerts and electrifying performances. The programme full of Irish premieres focuses on light (and darkness), and the visual experience of concert-going. The annual five-day festival showcases some of the best Irish and international contemporary music makers, hosting five new concerts, including: Black Page Orchestra (Austria), TAK Ensemble (USA), lovemusic collective (France/UK), Dublin Sound Lab, and the return of Nadar Ensemble (Belgium). Festival-goers can participate through a series of workshops explorin

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. This Exhibition tells the story of what happened during those horrific years. W

Dive Ireland Expo

Sport Ireland Campus

Get ready to dive into an unforgettable aquatic adventure at the most anticipated event of the year! Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Sport Ireland Arena, Dublin for a day filled with thrilling watersports, fascinating exhibits, and endless fun. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a curious beginner, this expo is perfect for all water enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in a world of possibilities as you explore the latest diving equipment, cutting-edge technologies, and innovative techniques. Discover a wide range of exhibitors showcasing the best in scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, kay

Slippery When Wet

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

Award-winning Slippery When Wet tells the story of an actor forced to move back to her parents after running out of work and money. To stay afloat she gets a job as a cleaner in a local supermarket. Just when she thinks she's got a firm footing, love unexpectedly slides into her... workplace. We follow this bawdy young woman through drunken nights, embarrassing encounters and ‘bad feminism’, as she debates abandoning her theatrical city dreams for Love (with a capital L).

Five Lamps Arts Festival

North East Inner City

The Five Lamps Arts Festival, located in the heart of the community in Dublin’s North East Inner City, was founded in 2007 by Roisin Lonergan, a former teacher from Marino College. We are a smart and resourceful community–based team working year-round with local people and professional artists to put culture, creativity and diversity at the heart of the area’s regeneration. Since its first edition, the Festival has grown to become a center for the creation and presentation of locally relevant, artistically ambitious works and is a highly regarded and much-loved part of the communit

DCU Spring Open Day

Glasnevin Campus (10am-3pm) / St Patrick's Campus (10am-2pm)

DCU are excited to welcome you to their Spring Open Day on Saturday 13 April 2024 as follows: • Glasnevin Campus (10am until 3pm) • St Patrick's Campus (10am until 2pm) There will be Course Talks on over 75 Undergraduate degrees, a host of Support Talks, lots of Campus Tours and some new additions including: Taster Lectures DCU are offering students a chance to attend a university Taster Lecture in Business, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering & Computing and Science & Health on our Glasnevin Campus. There will be a number of Education sessions on our St Patric

Children of the Sun

Abbey Theatre

In April, Hilary Fannin’s radical adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s Children of the Sun will premiere on the Abbey Theatre stage. Augusta Gregory and Maxim Gorky wrote at a time of profound political change from different corners of Europe. Our mutual history is rooted in those events and their aftermath, in the troubled century that brings us to the present. Children of the Sun is the story of how a small family, their collection of friends and one eccentric stranger distract, entertain and enrage each other at a moment of crisis. Meanwhile, unseen beyond their fragile walls, their world

Silent City

National Gallery of Ireland

‘Silent City’ will explore depictions of the deserted urban landscape across the island of Ireland, comprising photography, painting, print and drawing dating from the 20th and 21st centuries. Many artists are compelled by vacant, quiet and ghostly urban settings for their poetic quality, narrative potential, and architectural beauty. Touching on themes of memory, reverie, dereliction, and solitude, this exhibition poses a unique opportunity for visitors to experience new acquisitions and works from the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Ireland featured alongside one anoth

National Construction Summit

Sport Ireland Campus

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O'Brien TD will address the National Construction Summit 2024. The 10th edition of Ireland’s largest construction industry event will take place on 18th April 2024 in the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, in partnership with Kingspan Group. Key topics will include planning, sustainability, and accelerating the delivery of housing, infrastructure, and a decarbonised built environment. Key topics include: – Housing for All – Planning – Infrastructure – Real estate and industrial development – Modern methods of

Cirque du Soleil OVO

3Arena

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce its return to Ireland and the UK for the first time in six years with its newly revisited high-energy and high-acrobatic production OVO. An exciting Cirque du Soleil experience, OVO is a colourful intrusion into a new day in the life of insects; a non-stop riot of energy and movement. Through show-stopping acrobatics highlighting the unique personalities and abilities of selected insect species, OVO explores the beauty of biodiversity in all its contrasts and vibrancy. Loved by children and adults alike, OVO’s return to Ireland and the UK for its 2024

Jobs Expo

Croke Park

Jobs Expo is returning to Croke Park in 2024! Jobs Expo Dublin will take place on Saturday, 20th April (10am-4pm) inside the Hogan Suite. This careers fair will be brought to you by Recruit.ie and will feature hundreds of active job opportunities . Jobs Expo is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. What can you expect at Jobs Expo Dublin? • Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad • Specialised areas dedicated to jobs in particular industries • Start your own business experts offering advice and support networks • The Car

Sophie Hutchings

Pavilion Theatre

Renowned Australian pianist and composer Sophie Hutchings plays her first-ever Irish show at Pavilion Theatre, Sunday 21st April, as part of a major EU/UK tour for her recently released album, A World Outside on London label Mercury KX. With two nominations for the Australian Music Prize and the National Live Music Awards’ top five live instrumentalists of the year, praise from MOJO, The Guardian, and the release of eight highly acclaimed albums including Echoes in the Valley reaching the impressive milestone of becoming the #1 classical album in the UK in 2021, Sophie Hutchings continues

The Lark in the Afternoon: Caitlin Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

The Lark Concert Hall

Caitlín Nic Gabhann three-time All-Ireland champion on Concertina has performed all around the world including the Cork Opera House and The National Concert Hall. She has toured the world with Riverdance and has performed with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet and Liam Ó Maonlaí. Recently she performed at the Royal Albert Hall, as a guest of President Michael D. Higgins. Her debut release, "Caitlín" was voted ‘CD of the Year’ award by tradconnect.com as well as the ‘top Irish traditional album of 2012’ by The Wall Street Journal. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh is a recipient of TG4 Young Musician

New Music Dublin

Various Locations

For 4 days in Spring, from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April, the National Concert Hall and venues and spaces across Dublin will be vibrant stages for the enlivening, the enlightening, the head-scratchingly bizarre and the purely confounding. Join us for music that’s never been heard before, music that you never knew you wanted, and music that you may never want to be without again. From orchestral blow-outs to concerts that may or may not be concerts, children’s choirs through to disembodied otherworldly electronica, New Music Dublin 2024 will present a deeply intriguing selection

Ideal Home Show

RDS

The PTSB Ideal Home Show returns to the RDS next April 26th – 28th 2024. Over 26,000 potential customers flock to the RDS for advice, inspiration and to explore the choice offered by Ireland’s leading suppliers of home improvement products and services. With three decades of show history, the event is widely publicised across traditional and digital channels. Exhibitors and sponsors benefit from a significant advertising and media campaign to an engaged audience. The Show has long proven itself as an unrivalled opportunity to network one to one, gain new customers and ultimately deli

Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball

Mansion House

The Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball will take place on Saturday, 27th April 2024. The evening is fully sponsored by The Round Room, FIRE Steakhouse & Bar and SOLE Seafood & Grill. The night promises to be an evening of delicious food, live auction, music and raising some much needed funds for the three deserving charities in the beautiful and historic Round Room at the Mansion House.

Maynooth University Spring Open Day

Maynooth University

Maynooth University welcomes back  this spring Open Day on Saturday 30th April 2022. MU Open Days offer lots of opportunities to engage with our staff and students across a wide range of events and chats. Here is the proposed schedule for the day. Campus tours (incorporating a Library tour) will depart from the foyer of the Iontas Building at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm Subject and information stands open across various buildings from 10am until 2pm Tours of Campus Accommodation depart from the Iontas Building at regular intervals throughout the day Talks on Sport in the TSI Buil

Angels of Libra

The Sound House

The Angels Of Libra are coming to town, bringing love and happiness to your soul, blisters to your feet and excitement to eyes and ears alike. The Angels Of Libra are an international, Hamburg-based Soul Collective, a random bunch of people who gather to write and perform music just like it has to be done: Pure, from the heart, rich in sound, message and performance, connecting matters of now and then, art and fun, dancefloor and contemplation. Their first three albums are out there, have a listen. Going "Back To Basics“ as a Band involves much more than the cliché of doing it like

The Manny

Civic Theatre

A dark comedy about an Irish male nanny who works for rich single mums in West London. In it, Manny is enjoying a Peter Pan-esque lifestyle of well-paid cash in hand work & settling for meaningless dates with women who harmonise happy birthday with their eyes closed, just to disguise himself from the fact that he’s letting life go by without following any real purpose, or allowing himself to really feel anything substantial or lasting. Throughout the story, he meets Molly, an actress disillusioned with life, as she sells beetroot brownies in Borough market, as opposed to playing Cleopa

Christy Dignam: A Celebration

Vicar Street

Vicar Street is to host A night to celebrate the life and music of Christy Dignam on Friday May 3rd, 2024. “Christy Dignam A Celebration” will feature a variety of Top Irish Artists performing Dignam's songs that he sang throughout his career up to his final album. The celebration is being organized in response to the massive requests from fans and artists for a night to come together to honour Christy’s legacy. The Dignam family is also directly supportive of the event and would like to thank everyone for their love and support. "Christy loved Vicar Street," said Christy's wife, K

‘May The Fourth Be With You’ – The Music of Star Wars

The Helix

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents an evening of epic music from Star Wars movies. Conducted by Dionysis Grammenos and presented by RTÉ’s Seán Rocks, experience a live orchestra going full tilt in stirring themes from The Phantom Menace, The Attack of the Clones, The Revenge of the Sith, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and more. The force is strong with this one!

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

Various Locations

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

Darkness Into Light

Various Locations

Darkness Into Light 2024, proudly supported by Electric Ireland, will take place at 4:15am on the morning of Saturday May 11th 2024. There are lots of ways to get involved. You can take part in a Darkness Into Light official walk, Take Part in Your Own Way, or you can create your own DIL Fundraiser by holding a bake sale, a car wash, a sponsored silence, a run, or a swim and fundraising with your family, friends and colleagues in your local area. Join an Official Walk With over 200 official walks across Ireland and abroad, you can come together with your community and be part of the mos

Construction Jobs Expo

RDS

Construction Jobs Expo is returning to Dublin in Spring 2024! This careers fair will take place on Saturday, 18th May (10am-4pm) at the RDS. This careers fair will be dedicated to the construction sector and will feature hundreds of active job opportunities . Construction Jobs Expo is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. What can you expect at Construction Jobs Expo? • Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad • Specialised areas dedicated to jobs in the construction and engineering sectors. • Start your own business experts

Teddy Swims

3Olympia Theatre

Atlanta singer-songwriter Teddy Swims plays 2 shows in 3Olympia Theatre on Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st May 2024, as part of his I’ve Tried Everything But Therapy Tour. Singer-songwriter Teddy Swims (born Jaten Dimsdale) found himself on the path towards self-forgiveness when he started putting pen to paper for his debut studio album, I’ve Tried Everything But Therapy (Part 1), via Warner Records. Though he’s released music and toured the world since making his debut in 2019, the 31-year-old Georgia-born artist has spent much of the last four years writing his way towards an album t

DublinLand

Smock Alley Theatre

Dublin is in a time of crisis. Rents sky-rocketing, houses turning to hotels, tech conglomerates spreading like wildfire. But don’t worry, the government has a plan to save us... and its called DublinLand! In the near future, the Taoiseach announces that they have sold Dublin to corporate investors who plan on turning it into a Dublin-themed theme park, offering an experience as “more Irish than Ireland itself.” At the press conference launching the scheme, the Taoiseach and the billionaire who bought the city explain why this dystopian plan is in fact a great advancement for industry

Richmond Barracks Summer Fair

Richmond Barracks

Up-cycle, recycle and reuse on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26h May at the Richmond Barracks Summer Fair. Join us in the heart of Inchicore at Richmond Barracks for a fair filled with crafts, fun and lots to do. Our Summer Fair will be all about upcycling, recycling, and reusing. Visit stalls showcasing upcycled gems and recycled treasures made by businesses, artists, and craftspeople, eco-friendly workshops, and locally made treats to eat.

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 6 years DTS has emerged as one of Europe’s fastest growing B2B tech events. DTS is delighted to host our next event on 29 & 30 May 2024 and we are looking forward to delivering another world-class conference that will bring together our international community of innovators, thought-leaders, and influencers once again in Dublin’s mos

Bloom

Phoenix Park

Bord Bia Bloom takes place over five days on the June Bank Holiday weekend (May 30th – June 3rd), running from 9am to 6pm daily. Bloom, which celebrates its 18th birthday in 2024, has been deemed one of the nations’ favourite summer 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. Bord Bia Bloom is a world-class, uplifting and innovative horticulture, food, and drink experience with

Forbidden Fruit Festival

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Can you believe it’s the 12TH Forbidden Fruit Festival? Our city centre festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham returns on the June Bank Holiday Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2024 – giving you Monday to catch your breath. We’ve been working away behind the scenes, and are excited to reveal the first few acts that will be joining us for Forbidden Fruit 2024. Nelly Furtado Four Tet // BICEPpresent CHROMA AV DJ SET // Barry Can’t Swim LIVE // DJ Seinfeld // Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn // Freddie Gibbs // George Riley // Groove Armada DJ SET // Le Boom // Nia Arc

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

Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning. Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many differen

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. With over 500+ entrepreneurs, CEO’s and speakers, the Summit promises to be packed full of insights and business opportunities. At the 2024 All-Ireland Business Summit - you'll learn cutting-edge skills and strategies to IMPLEMENT - from recession proofing your business, scaling your business, selling your business, recruiting and keeping the best talent, the mindset of business success and much much more… You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in our wor

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

Villagers – Trinity Summer Series

Trinity College Dublin

Villagers are delighted to announce an open-air summer show at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 29th June as part of their Summer Series 2024. Villagers’ most recent album Fever Dreams follows The Art Of Pretending To Swim, Darling Arithmetic, {Awayland} and Becoming A Jackal. Conor O’Brien also has a string of accolades under his belt including two Ivor Novello Awards, two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is a previous winner of the Choice Music Prize. Additionally, Villagers’ music has featured in the BBC/Hulu series Normal People and their Spotify session of “Nothing A

Dropkick Murphys

Iveagh Gardens

Dropkick Murphys proudly remain Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions. Since 1996, the boys have created the kind of music that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas, and during the fourth quarter, third period, or ninth inning of a comeback rally. Their celebrated discography includes four consecutive Billboard top 10 album debuts (Turn Up That Dial, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, Signed and Sealed in Blood, Going Out In Style), along with 2005’s gold-selling The Warrior’s Code featuring the near double platinum classic “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.

Park West Night Run 5k & 10k

Park West

The Park West Night Run on 23 July 2024 is at Park West Business Park in Dublin. The race starts just down from the Park West Plaza and brings runners on a flat route around the business park and along Dublin’s Grand Canal. The 5km participants will do 1 loop while the 10km will do 2 loops. This is the perfect Midweek activity for those looking to get a 5k or 10k run under their belt during the long Summer evenings. Finishers medal for each participant. Great atmosphere and flat and accurately measured courses

Aer Lingus College Football Series – Georgia Tech vs Florida State

Aviva Stadium

Georgia Tech vs Florida State Georgia Tech will return to Ireland next year for the second time since 2016, when they defeated Boston College by 17 points to 14 in the Aviva Stadium. Florida State University, known as the Seminoles, will play their first ever game in Ireland this year.

Gossip

National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

Punk revivalists Gossip join James Blunt, THE THE and Deacon Blue as the fourth headliner to be announced for Wider Than Pictures 2024 - Singular Artists’ exceptional series of shows that are fast becoming a staple of summer in Dublin. Real Power, pioneering American trio Gossip’s first album since 2012, finds Beth Ditto, Nathan Howdeshell and Hannah Blilie back together and reunited with super producer Rick Rubin, who helmed their 2009 opus Music For Men. The result is a comeback of magnum force that celebrates the galvanizing might of music, the joy of creative expression, and the pow

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