What’s On

Curated events from Dublin.

Jason Byrne

Draiocht

Jason Byrne has had an upgrade. In his brand new show “Unblocked” Jason 2.0 talks about his new lease of life following heart surgery. The Six Million Dollar Byrne has cleared his arteries, his mind and his schedule to bring you an evening of pure unadulterated old fashioned fun.

Trinkets

Whelan's

Trinkets (The soundtrack to your quarter-life crisis) Trinkets are a 5-piece Dublin based Indie pop band that formed while studying music in college. Some characteristics of their music is a sense of melancholy, vulnerability, and honest lyrics that address topics and experiences many people face in their early to mid twenties. The sound of the band draws upon many influences from indie groups of the early 80s, all the way to modern pop, folk, electronic and hip hop music.

Shirley Valentine

Gaiety Theatre

Willy Russell's 'Shirley Valentine' makes a highty anticipated return to the Gaiety Theatre following a sensational sell out run. 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 SHIRLEY VALENTINE. 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) con

Piaf

Gate Theatre

PIAF is a captivating and uncompromising look at Édith Piaf in all her grit and glory, tracing her life from her days singing for change on the streets of Belleville to the high-end nightclubs of New York. Acclaimed singer Camille O’Sullivan will play the iconic French chanteuse in a production directed by Des Kennedy. West End star Aoife Mulholland will make her Gate Theatre debut, alongside actors Kwaku Fortune, Emmanuel Okoye and Ash Rizi. The show’s talented ensemble will include Gate Theatre veteran Phelim Drew; Irish Times Theatre Award winners Kate Gilmore and Rory Nolan; Zar

Jon Richardson

3Olympia Theatre

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon pretend that these aren't his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one. Jon’s best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier, and upcoming sitcom Meet the Richardsons. As well as Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), and Taskmaster (Dave).

The Piece with the Drums

Project Arts Centre

Pulsating with theatrical magic, CoisCéim Dance Theatre is back at Project Arts Centre with THE PIECE WITH THE DRUMS – a driving dance narrative between dancer and percussion. Directed and choreographed by David Bolger, with music, beats and everything in between by pioneering Jazz percussionist Conor Guilfoyle, this major new work is a colourful exploration of relationships, spirituality, and our connection to rhythm, life and the cosmos. With humour and swift sharp dancing from a cast of exceptional artists Diarmuid Armstrong, Justine Cooper, Ghaliah Conroy, Ivonne Kalter, Jonathan Mi

TradFest Temple Bar

Various Locations

TradFest Temple Bar is a joyful celebration of Irish identity through music. Each January, it showcases the best of established and emerging musical talent at a landmark festival which is rooted in the historic and atmospheric setting of Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter. Over 50 live music concerts take place in some of the best pubs in Temple Bar, as well as key historical landmarks in Dublin. TradFest is reimagining and redefining Irish music and reaching growing Irish and international audiences at live events and through digital channels. It adopts a fluid approach to programming

Dublin Lunar New Year 2023: Year of The Rabbit

Various Locations

Dublin Lunar New Year returns for Year of the Rabbit in 2023. Established in 2008, Dublin Lunar New Year (DLNY) celebrates, promotes and deepens the understanding of the East Asian/Irish relationship year-on-year. Dublin Lunar New Year is a Dublin City Council initiative and works closely with the East Asian Community in Ireland to present a diverse and exciting festival. With its renaming in 2021, Dublin Lunar New Year strives to broaden and grow its engagement with all communities that celebrate the Lunar New Year which include China, Vietnam, South Korea, North Korea, Singapore, Thai

Holiday World Show

RDS

The Holiday World Shows attract up to 70,000 visitors each year, allowing consumers plan their holiday with confidence, offering a huge range of thrilling vacation options with hundreds of exclusive Holiday World Show deals available, this is the ideal opportunity for exhibitors to take bookings. The three Holiday World Shows transform into a hub of exotic, vibrant, multi-cultural activity; from the Americas with the Visit USA Pavilion to Asia, Europe to Africa and the Middle East, visitors can literally experience the locations on offer. In January 2020, over 500 international destinatio

Dundrum On Ice

Dundrum Town Centre

Dundrum On Ice - Dublin's best ice skating venue in Dundrum Town Centre returns for 2022. One of Dublin's largest Ice Rinks returns for both beginners and ice skating aficiondado's. Dundrum on Ice offers our experienced team of Ice Marshals, Food and Beverages, incredible music and atmosphere. Bring in the festive cheer with Ireland's favourite Ice Skating experience.

Ice Skating Blanchardstown

Blanchardstown Centre

Ireland's Largest Ice Rink, Ice Skating Blanchardstown, is back this winter to bring a fun-filled, magical experience for everyone to enjoy! The stunning 1000 square metre ice rink will open at Millenium Park, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on November 18th and run until January 29th 2023. Cool Running Events have run Ice Skating Blanchardstown since it started in 2015. The company recently won the tender from Fingal County Council to continue to run the event for a number of years and as a result has made a significant investment by theming the event for the coming year with one of Ireland

Peter Pan

Axis Arts Centre

Join Peter Pan as he takes on the mischievous Captain Hook in the legendary story we all know and love this January, Dame Stuffy Smee will be on hand as Peter attempts to foil Hooks plans, along with some familiar favourites from the Holding Court Panto in this swashbuckling adventure. A show packed with amazing colour, fantastic costumes, music, dance, a tonne of belly laughs and lots and lots of pirates!

Eatyard presents Winteryard

The Bernard Shaw

EATYARD PRESENTS WINTERYARD a festive experience of Xmas decor, drinks, food & games running from November to January 2023! Every Thursday – Sunday It’s time to get jiggy with it with it for the festive season Winteryard is all about festive catch-ups and enjoying some time with friends so we’ve set up lots of Christmasy craic to keep you entertained Winteryard opens Thursday to Sunday with a variety of events big and small to suit any group. WHAT TO EXPECT • A Baileys Winter Warmers Bar • Santa Baby Drag Brunch • Jingle Bell Bingo • Dress the Xmas Tree Challenge

The Cloudspotter

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

Thomas and his Nan live near the Five Lamps. He's sixteen. She's almost seventy. She took him in after his mother died. He'd nowhere else to go. Nan's in the early stages of dementia. Leaves the front door open. Loses her phone and her glasses. But Thomas doesn't worry. Hasn't he just landed a part in a murder mystery film in Wicklow? Or has he? And shortly he'll be heading for Hollywood. And more! He'll be bringing Nan with him. But reality strikes when Nan is caught with a kettle under her coat in Dunnes. And she can't remember her name. The rest of the family want Nan put away. B

Housing Unlocked

Science Gallery Dublin

Eight architect-led solutions to help unlock housing in Ireland The Housing Unlocked exhibition showcases eight architect-led proposals to unlock housing potential in our villages, towns and cities. How do we build affordable homes and resilient communities? How fast can we deliver low carbon homes? Can we increase housing density at the edges of cities? How can we use untapped potential to solve housing problems in our towns? Can towns and cities find extra housing in iconic buildings, church sites and vacant shops? How might we optimise quality of life in a compact urban block? The

Kevin Mooney: Revenants

IMMA

Revenants presents a series of paintings by Cork-based artist Kevin Mooney. Informed by Mooney's interest in Irish mythology, history and cultural migration, Revenants imagines the 'lost' art of an Irish diaspora. Revenants assembles a significant body of recent work by Cork-based artist Kevin Mooney. Bringing together paintings made between 2016 and 2022, Mooney’s practice visualises under-explored areas of Irish history. As a colonised nation, there are large gaps in the record of our art history and material culture caused by poverty, famine and mass migration. Mooney’s work recon

Irish Writers Centre.

Irish Writers Centre Spring Open Day

Irish Writers Centre

Save the date! Everyone is welcome to join us for free writing workshops, writing group sessions and lots of information on who we are and what we do! Here is just some of what we’ll have on offer: • Free creative writing classes • Professional Development Information Session • Novel Fair Information Session • Join in with the Inkslingers and New Irish Communities, the open creative writing groups that meet on Saturdays at the Irish Writers Centre • Free teas, coffees and biscuits Timetable: From 10.30 – 11.00: Welcome! Tea, coffee and biscuits plus an informal cha

Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour

Goldenbridge Cemetery

Visitors can once again experience the atmospheric surrounds of Goldenbridge Cemetery on our guided tours through Ireland's first garden cemetery. Founded by Daniel O’Connell almost 200 years ago, as Ireland's first non-denominational burial ground, visitors can walk through this unspoilt 19th century garden cemetery and learn about its unique history, including the vaults, the watchmen, the Cuban guard dogs and the body snatchers. Led by professional tour guides, the tour will visit the graves of two former Taoisigh as well as the graves of the many men, women and children buried here, whos

Turin Brakes

Whelan's

Selective Memory have announced a show with the legends that are TURIN BRAKES at the Whelans this January. Very special guest for this show with be Dog Byron September 2022 saw Turin Brakes release their ninth studio album – Wide-Eyed Nowhere. The band played a handful of festivals over the summer, which is now followed by an extensive concert tour; and the band are delighted to be adding a Dublin date to their schedule

Chamkoria

Pavilion Theatre

An ordinary man, by virtue of his profession, becomes deeply entangled in some of the darkest secrets of his day and age. The 1920s in Bulgaria are times during which two major military-political groups are entangled in a bitter struggle: the Military Alliance, the Democratic Union and the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization, on the one hand, and the United Front, on the other. Our hero is not an avid supporter of any of these factions, which allows him to remain relatively unbiased. But his dailystruggles and his account of his urban existence reflect the frantic atmosphere of t

Underthings – Comedy Tour of the Gallery

National Gallery of Ireland

Join Underthings - Improv, an improv and sketch duo, for a tour of the Gallery with a twist! Underthings, like all comedians, are subconsciously determined to make themselves the focus of everything. But, for this tour, they will try their best to focus on the beautiful works of art, and not on their own petty existences. Spoiler: they will fail! They will also attempt to deal with some art-history conundrums. Would certain deities have been any good at Twister? Does God even like art? What are all those women with sun-dappled bottoms really thinking? This tour is free and all are welcom

Lunar New Year Community Celebration

Hill Street

Join in the celebration of the Lunar New Year, taking place on Hill Street in Dublin 1 on Saturday 28th January 2023 to ring in the Year of the Rabbit! Brought to you by the Hill Street Family Resource Centre (HSFRC) in collaboration with the North East Inner City initiative, this FREE family-friendly fun event will showcase live performances from South-East Asian communities, as well as traditional interactive workshops. Everyone is invited to share the experience as Hill Street is transformed into a festive wonderland. The event will host a wide range of entertainment on the afternoon, f

Pop-up Theatre in Historic Venues

Various Locations

In these free, pop-up, performances ground-breaking Irish female historical figures are brought to life tell their stories in iconic locations around Dublin city. These non-ticketed events take place across the day on January 28th in sites with connections to the famous figures: EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, the Abbey Theatre, and The National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts and History. Pop up Theatre: Lady Mary Heath Venue: EPIC/ CHQ Time: 12.30, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 Pop-up Theatre: Teresa Deevy Venue: The Abbey Theatre Time: 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00 These are ISL sign languag

Metric

The Academy

Canadian rock band Metric will be performing in @academydublin on 28 January 2023. Metric were founded in 1998, when vocalist/keyboardist Emily Haines met British-born guitarist James Shaw in Toronto. Discovering they shared similar tastes in music, the duo set out to work together and began writing music which quickly became Metric’s debut EP Mainstream. Following the project’s release, the duo moved to Brooklyn, New York before being sent by their label to work with London-based producer Stephen Hague. Within months, the band had completed what they believed would be their debut

The 1975

3Arena

The 1975 will bring a Dublin leg of their 'At Their Very Best' tour to 3Arena on 29 January 2023. ‘I’m In Love With You’ follows recent releases ‘Happiness’ and ‘Part Of The Band’, the band’s acclaimed comeback single which Pitchfork praised as “the kind of grand, playful pop song that only this band could pull off”. All three tracks will feature on ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’, the band’s fifth studio album, released Friday 14th October via Dirty Hit and available to pre-order now at the1975.com. In support of ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’,

Harry Hill

Vicar Street

Agile as a tapir! Cunning as an ant! The self-styled supervarmint returns! Harry is back with brand-new amazing jokes in an all-singing, all-dancing one-man spectacular. “I hadn’t realised how much I missed performing live until lockdown stopped me from doing it,” says Harry, “It’s great to be going back on stage and the good news is I am planning a very silly show.” Audiences will meet Harry’s new baby elephant, Sarah, and Ian, The Information Worm. Harry will also be joined by Stouffer the Cat (his famous sidekick) who commented “what can I tell you? When Harry calls y

Lunar New Year Street Activity

Drury Street, Dublin 2 | Capel Street, Dublin 1

DublinTown & Dublin City Council City Recovery Office are supporting local businesses in their endeavours for the festival with some on street activity on January 29th 2023, 12pm to 5pm. This will be a family friendly, day time celebration (on both sides of the city), Drury Street and Capel Street. The street will be decorated with lanterns and festoon lighting. Activities will include local businesses stalls, on street demonstrations, Asian music performers, dragon & lion dancing as well as a photo opportunity feature. The Dragon and Lion dance will loop through streets of the city

The Rocky Horror Show

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of its sell-out tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank’n’Furter. It is an adventure they’ll never forget, filled with fun, frolics

Editors

National Stadium

Their latest single ‘Heart Attack’ marked their first new music since 2019, and the debut release in their latest incarnation with Ivor Novello winning composer and producer Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass, who joins the band as a full time member. With its pulsating electronic intensity, sweeping 80’s inspired synths and epic, driving drum pads, ‘Heart Attack’ is the perfect introduction to Editors’ new era, whilst also fitting seamlessly into the band’s songbook; its gothic sonics and Tom Smith’s brooding vocals making it instantly recognisable. “Heart Attack

Tales from the Holywell

Abbey Theatre

This world premiere Abbey production is a journey through Damien Dempsey’s life. Directed by acclaimed Irish writer and director Conor McPherson, Tales from the Holywell sees one of Ireland’s great musical storytellers appear and perform onstage like never before. This is a story of a young boy from Dublin’s northside finding his voice, his muse and his tribe. Tales from the Holywell brings to the national stage, in words, music and song, a reflection on Damien Dempsey’s childhood, the early stages of his music-making and life as an Irish musician. Raised on Holywell C

Death Drop 2 – Back In the Habit

Gaiety Theatre

Legendary drag queens and stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, JujuBee (Death Drop), Cheryl Hole (Celebrity Juice, The Only Way is Essex) and Victoria Scone lead an all-drag cast including Drag King superstar LoUis CYfer (Winner – Drag Idol, Death Drop) in this murder mystery comedy. A gaggle of fierce Nuns are confined to their Convent. But their peace and tranquillity is shattered by a serial slayer slashing their way through the sisters. With the help of an unexpected visitor from the Vatican, can Mother Superior and the rag-tag Sisters of St Babs save their convent, save souls, and save the

A World of Appearances: Walking in the Way | Cummins & Mezzetti

The Lab

Walking in the Way is a series of performances by Pauline Cummins and Frances Mezzetti, begun in 2009, where the artists appear as men and represents a decade long collaboration between the artists. It is a timely showcase of contemporary thinking on gender issues and challenges the perceptions of what is culturally viewed as normal public realm negotiations from a gendered stance. Women throughout their lives experience vulnerability in public space, have a sense of not belonging, with the implication of impropriety or deviant sexuality for walking alone on a street – a fact once again a

Stories of Valour and Home Brigit at Living Canvas 2023

Wilton Park

Challenging traditional definitions of what strength might mean, Stories of Valour and Home explores themes of shelter, safety and support, alongside the equally powerful idea of knowing what is worth defending. Through the eyes of ten leading women artists, this special Festival programme at Living Canvas offers food for thought through the lens of a series of extraordinary artworks. Presenting work by Joy Gerrard, Anita Groener, Myfanwy Frost Jones and Carol Freeman. Plus extracts from The Poetry Project, showcasing artwork by Grace Weir, Clea van der Grijn, Susan Tiger, Anne Ffrench, Po

Creative Challenge Family Video: Make a Patterned Cape

Online

Take inspiration from St. Brigit's cloak, and learn how to make a colourful patterned cape. Follow the steps in the video to make your own colourful cape at home. Image: Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.

Bad Bridget

The Gibson Hotel

Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women by Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick Join Elaine & Leanne in conversation with Róisín Ingle as they uncover the untold stories of generations of Irish female immigrants to the USA that history chose to forget. Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was not a good place to be a woman. Among the wave of emigrants from Ireland to North America were many, many young women who travelled on their own, hoping for a better life. Some lived lives of quiet industry and piety. Others quickly found themselves

Outsider People of the Year Awards

The Sugar Club

The annual Outsider Awards event celebrates all of the amazing achievements, milestones and contributions that have taken place in the Irish outdoor community over the past year. One of the top awards is the Sport Ireland Outsider Woman of the Year. At the event, we will also celebrate Ireland’s incredible natural assets with a panel discussion on Ireland’s outdoor spaces and how to protect them, supported by Leave No Trace.

Dublin Sewcial Club

John's Bar & Haberdashery

Meet up for a stitch and bitch with Dublin Sewcial Club! These are free meet-ups for anyone interested in meeting other stitchers. All skill levels and techniques welcome (doesn't have to be embroidery). We started this group to try to meet more stitchers in person, rather than just being friends on social media! Bring along some stitching to do while we drink and chat and share our tips, advice and ideas with each other! Feel free to share tips and advice, but please note, this is not a class or workshop.

Women in Street Art

Meeting Point: Grand Social Pub

Walk the streets of Dublin and learn about the murals, graffiti, stickers, and paste ups that cover Dublin and the incredible women artists behind the masterpieces. Take photos with some of the city's most iconic art pieces and learn to see the city from a new perspective. Presented by Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women in partnership with Alternative Dublin. Walks take place on Wednesday February 1st @ 2pm & Sunday February 5th @ 2pm

Women Walk the City: Brigit’s Imbolg Pilgrimage with Dr Karen Ward

Croppies Acre Memorial Park

On the day we traditionally celebrate Goddess and Matron Saint of Ireland, Dr Karen Ward of Moon Mná Celtic Women's Circles will lead a mini pilgrimage in Phoenix Park, Dublin. This 5km walk meanders from the Anna Livia water sculpture in the Croppies' Acre Memorial Park (beside the Ashling Hotel by the Liffey quays) through the picturesque Phoenix Park as we look for the signs of early Spring at the Celtic Festival of Imbolg (Imbolc). During this sauntering perambulation you will hear Brigid’s myths and legends, understand how they relate to your life as a modern woman and learn how to

Imbolc: Celebrate St. Brigit and Create

Axis Arts Centre

To celebrate Imbolc, St Brigid's Day and the return of spring, Joyce Fitzpatrick - Inspired by Nature - will host a workshop where participants can create traditional St. Brigid's Day crosses and Braith Bhríde (an old tradition of muslin which was hung overnight to catch the dawn dew). Reflecting on the hearth, the diary and all that women did for years, this workshop will draw on traditional Irish stories and mythology.

Revolve & Revolution

Barnardo Square

Barnardo Square lights up with dazzling illustrations by Dublin=based artist and illustrator Bronagh Lee. "Revolve & Revolution tells the story of the Celtic Goddess Brigid in the modern world. I love that Brigid stands for so many different things that are both parallel and perpendicular to one another. From water and serenity to fire and passion. Magic, healing, protection, poetry, and rebellion - Brigid stands for the complexity of the modern-day woman and the power that they possess in being both gentle and strong." Bronagh Lee is a visual artist working in illustration, book design

Brat Bhríde

National Botanic Gardens

On Wednesday 1st February the National Botanic Gardens will be creating a Brat Bhríde, a land based temporary art installation with primary school students from Glasnevin. Taking inspiration from different forms of Brigit/Brigid/Bríd we will co-create a Brat Bhríde using materials gathered from the land which will spread itself across the arboretum. Visitors will be able to view this temporary installation throughout the Brigit: Dublin CIty Celebrating Women programme, running through the new national bank holiday Monday 6th February.

Brigit 2023 Lecture: Irish Women and Plants

National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

As part of Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women, we celebrate Irish women through the ages. Bríd the Goddess and Saint Brigid are associated with healing and the divine feminine. Indeed women gathered significant knowledge of plants and their medicinal uses as part of their traditional caregiving role. Their empirical findings were passed on generation to generation. When botany emerged as a discipline, Irish women made notable contributions to the field despite disadvantages in education, promotion, and attire. This presentation traces a path from the wise women to scientific pioneers such

Brigit 2023: Dublin City Celebrating Women in Business

The Guinness Enterprise Centre

Celebrate the achievements and contribution of women in business to the life of the city as broadcaster and media entrepreneur Aine Kerr talks to four innovative women in business in Dublin about their business stories so far. Followed by a panel discussion on key issues and tips for other women in business, feating: • Madeleine Blaine, The Collective • Lucy O'Reilly, Designs for Growth Ltd • Daisy Mauhay, The Nightingale Agency Ltd. • Anita Donoghue, Annutri Each of these women has a fantastic story to tell with all having invested time in developing their product/service off

Share the Warmth, Share the Blessing

Embassy of the Argentine Republic

St Brigid or Naomh Bhríde is Ireland’s only female patron saint, celebrated on February 1st. St Brigid’s day originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, and not only it was the festival of new life and fertility but also marked the end of the darkness of winter and welcome the arrival of warmer days of spring. As such, celebrations with festive meals and honouring old traditions were common; all in the hope to secure St Brigid’s protection and promise of a new life and abundance for the year to come. One of these old traditions – that still stands in many household

St Brigid’s Day EU50 Lecture-Síofra O’Leary, President of the ECtHR

Online

On 1 February 2023 Síofra O’Leary, President of the European Court of Human Rights, will deliver the second lecture in the Department’s EU50 Iveagh House lecture series. This lecture focuses on Ireland’s European relationships beyond the European Union, namely with the Council of Europe and its European Convention on Human Rights. It will reflect on the importance of the Council of Europe’s work on promoting human rights, democracy and rule of law in Ireland and across Europe since its foundation in 1949. Síofra O’Leary will be introduced by Minister of State for European Affai

Nature in the City

Mansion House

Celebrating Imbolc and St Brigid’s Day, the Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy invites you, on the first day of Spring, to join a panel of experts to consider the role of ’Nature in the City’ in addressing the biodiversity crisis. The event will be opened by the Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan, and guests can enjoy a panel discussion featuring experts working in the field of nature conservation, biodiversity protection and community empowerment. In acknowledgement of ‘Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women’, the panel will feature four change-making women working in variou

Unburying Bríd

The Workman's Club

To celebrate Imbolc/St. Bríd’s Day, QÉIRE is hosting a new event - ‘Unburying Bríd: Performances inspired by colonial/religious erasure and queer resistance.’ The event will take place Wednesday, 1st February 7-8:30 pm in the Vintage Room, upstairs at Workman's. Our line-up includes poetry, music, storytelling and more, and we’re really excited for you all to see. Regrettably, this event is only accessible by stairs, but we will be live-streaming the event for those unable to attend in person. Get your free tickets here, and come, toast Bríd, Imbolc, and the beginning of Spring!

Amazing Women in Irish History

Meeting Point: Abbey Theatre

Stroll around Dublin and discover some of the most iconic women in Irish history and the roles they played in shaping Irish politics, art, and culture. Learn about some of the well known and forgotten legends of the past, from iconic labour organisers like Rosie Hackett to titanic figures like Countess Markievicz; hear stories of an Ireland changed by women who fought for the future they believed in. These women shaped who we were and who we are now, and their stories are as amazing as they were. Presented by Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women in partnership with Alternative Dublin.

Palestine From Different Angles

Online

Four short films explore different angles from Palestine will be presented, followed by a discussion between the Ambassador Dr. Jilan Abdalmajid and Ms. Manal Dasouqi, Director General of Trade at Ministry of National Economy, State of Palestine.

Follow Your Passion Art Competition

Online

St Brigid is the patron saint of poets and scholars amongst many other things. On the first of February, the Embassy of Argentina in Dublin will celebrate another woman who, like St Brigid, inspired many people through her dedication to following her passion: Maria Elena Walsh. An Argentine poet, novelist, musician, playwright, writer, and composer, Walsh created a unique type of children's literature in Argentina, and was highly committed to human rights. She was the daughter of an Irish descent railway worker. Through posts on social media, we invite children around the country to create

Full Moon In Leo | In-Person Women’s Circle

Tea Garden

Welcome to the workshop for the Full Moon in Aquarius, a safe space to practice your spiritual gifts, find women who are similar and learn all about the Leo Full Moon. The Theme: Leo Full Moon The Leo Full Moon is officially on the 5th February but the workshop is 2 days before. I like to do the Full Moon workshops 2 days before so we can go through the potent energy of the night itself in our own homes. This particular moon marks the blossoming of the seeds planted during the Aquarius New Moon. It forces us to question our own identities and really see were our true values come from. Our

Sing for Fun

Sing For Fun!

Richmond Barracks

Lift your spirits and put a smile on your face at Sing for Fun! This weekly drop-in workshop is for anyone who is interested in singing as part of a group. You will get to sing different types of songs and learn how to do fun vocal warm-ups and exercises. You don’t have to have singing experience or be able to read music to take part. All you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to take part. This workshop is facilitated by Michael McCartan. Michael is an experienced choir leader, conductor and musician. He holds a BA Honours degree in Music from Trinity College Dublin.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Smock Alley Theatre

On the eve of what she knows will be her final birthday, Ronnie reflects on the good and bad of an ordinary yet interesting life,settling scores, making peace with the major players in her life - both living and dead - while struggling to contain a guilty secret she has buried deep for over twenty years, in the knowledge it's revelation would destroy her already fragile family. Should I Stay Or Should I Go? is an irreverent, entertaining, sad and hilarious comic drama about a terminally ill, broad-minded, complex and risque old woman with a punky attitude to life. Through all the drama t

Leave the Door Open

Hugh Lane Gallery

Leave the Door Open is an evening of new performances and music for St. Brigid’s Day at Hugh Lane Gallery. Taking the wild plays of the Biddy Boys for inspiration, the evening will be hosted by artist Isadora Epstein with musicians/artists Aisling-ór níAodha, Stéphane Béna Hanly, Róisín ní Haicéid, and Meabh McKenna. Traditionally on St. Brigid’s Eve, the front door would be left unlocked to welcome in St. Brigid and on 3 February the Hugh Lane Gallery will be open late to welcome in audiences. St. Brigid’s Eve was a time when the Biddy Boys, local mummers, would go from house

Create Your Own Boob Pots

The Grá Bar

Create your own boobs out of clay with no experience necessary in this hand-building clay art event with music and craic! Get creative with clay and make your own boob pots. In under two hours, participants will create two clay pieces. This event is designed for complete beginners with no experience necessary. Expect music, surprises, and tea or coffee for everyone attending! Over 18s only. No alcohol is allowed on the premises. Presented to you by Brigit: Dublin CIty Celebrating Women in partnership with Alternative Dublin

Dublin Racing Festival

Leopardstown Racecourse

Dublin Racing Festival never fails to deliver the ultimate social and racing experience. The showcase returns to Leopardstown on 4th and 5th February 2023. Make the most of the February Bank Holiday weekend and expect something different! Every year, a massive crowd of almost 25,000 fans flocked to Leopardstown, in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, to enjoy top-class racing as well as live entertainment and delicious food. All of the best horses, trainers and jockeys competing over the weekend for the eight Grade One races and over €2 million Euro in prize-money on offer, wit

Lore & The Dublin Gospel Choir

Mill Theatre

Lore & The Dublin Gospel Choir have teamed up for a unique musical collaboration which promises to produce a captivating evening of music. Having shared the stage with music industry heavyweights such as Rod Stewart, John Legend, Kodaline and Take That, The Dublin Gospel Choir are best known for their gospel, soul and RnB repertoire & their creative interpretation of contemporary pop and rock numbers. Lore, hailing from N. Ireland, will bring their soulful harmonies and finely crafted songs to the Mill Theatre for the first Time. Famed for turning the legendary song Teenage Kicks on it

Richmond Barracks St Brigid’s Day Fair

Richmond Barracks

Join us in the heart of Inchicore at Richmond Barracks for a fair filled with crafts, fun and lots to do. Our fairs have workshops to attend, entertainment to enjoy, food to feast on and a huge variety of items from over 30 stalls to purchase such as clothing, crafts, design and art. Visitors of all ages will have the chance to take part in the free Spring themed drop-in creative workshops for all ages. Free workshops are a regular part of the Culture Connects @ Richmond Barracks programme. Facilitated by experienced artists and practitioners, the workshops include juggling, upcycling fabri

Head, Heart

Pepper Canister Church

An evening of music exploring love and freedom, choice and inevitability, the romantic and the philosophical. Led by Paul Hillier, Chamber Choir Ireland performs songs about love, humanity, and free will, this February at the Pepper Canister Church. Sibelius' Six Songs create several vignettes on life and love: a fair voice silenced by sadness; a man striking out on his own as he heads to sea; and a groom building a blazing fire to tar his sled, ready to carry his new bride. David Lang's love fail is a meditation on the timelessness of love, weaving the story of Tristan and Isolde

Choirs for Cancer 2023

O'Reilly Hall, UCD

This is a community tribute to those whose lives have been touched by cancer. 'Choirs for Cancer 2023’ brings together cancer patients, family members, allied medical professionals and cancer researchers to share the story of their cancer journey. These stories will be interspersed with inspirational songs from choirs and very special guest singers, many linked with cancer support centres, fundraising or awareness raising efforts. Joining us for this truly inspirational and uplifting event are: Sea of Change Choir (Ireland's Got Talent 2019 finalists) Sing for Life Choir (North

Women Walk the City: Foraging with FeeBee Foran

Meeting Point: Herbert Park, Dublin

Join Herbalist & owner of Forager.ie, Feebee Foran for a fun and engaging foraging walk through Herbert Park and discover just how “Ditch Witchery” can add a new-found joy to your life as we walk, forage and learn about the amazing wild weeds growing at our feet. You don’t need to be an avid gardener to enjoy this walk - all you need is an interest in nature. Together will discover and deep dive the wild herbs that grow in abundance in an urban setting amidst the biodiverse landscape of Herbert Park, giving you an insight into plant identification, understanding their uses, their lore

Create Your Own Vulva

This Must Be The Place (Studio)

Create your own felted vulva in a two-hour workshop with artist Tamara Fiabane! Join us in Dublin's newest art studio This Must Be The Place in Temple Bar for tea and coffee, biscuits, and plenty of craic. Absolutely no experience is needed to take part and the instructor will walk you through the creation step by step. During the event you will felt your own unique piece you can keep forever. Tamara Fiabane is originally from the Italian Alps. Her upbringing in nature has greatly inspired the creation of her textile art & crafts using all recycled material that would otherwise go to lan

SPINSTER- Brigid’s Bash @The Grand Social

The Grand Social

DANCE IN AWE OF ALL MNÁ: Move over, Paddy's Day! It's the first time we will get a holiday celebrating Brigid. We are on a mission to make this the event of the year. RAGIN SPICE and DJ GRETA pumping out all the tunes you love at SPINSTER, with some extra special guests (TBA). Let's have a bash for Brigid. All sounders welcome ( LGBTQIA+ Space) Make sure you don't miss out...

Women Walk the City: Drawing the City with Eva Kelly

Rosie Hackett Bridge

Join artist and illustrator Eva Kelly for an informal wander through Dublin streets sketching and exploring everyday places steeped in history by significant Irish Women. Eva, who takes her inspiration from people, places, everyday experiences and from the subversive flâneuse, will invite you to observe, sketch and renew your connection to well-known landmarks with important links to the women who walked the city long ago. Discover landmarks that represent known and lesser known trailblazing women as we capture these everyday scenes through discussion and sketching.

Women Walk the City: Night Walking and Reimagining with Ruby Wallis

Eileen McLoughlin Park

Artist Ruby Wallis will lead a night walk through Dublin city, focusing on the figure of the flâneuse - a subversive imaginative explorer, who wanders the city according to her own desire. Participants will be invited to engage with psychogeography and ways to reimagine the urban landscape through a feminist lens. Each urban walker will be invited to respond to the overlooked spaces of the city and create images of plant life, trees, and pathways. The group will create a body of images to address an urgent need for safety and a reimagining of the city through a female gaze.

Imbolc Fair – Celebrating Brigit

Meeting House Square

Welcome Spring with a celebration of Brigit and the traditional festival of Imbolc. This year, Brigit takes over Meeting House Square for an afternoon of activity embodying the spirit and traditions of Brigit. Drop in for a demonstration in blacksmithing, join a wise women weaving circle, unlock your inner goddess with a tarot reading, and so much more. Details of planned activities below! - Join critically acclaimed author and tarot reader Moïra Fowley for a mini tarot session. Using the Imbolc tarot spread, connect with the goddess Brigit and your own inner goddess as we leave behind the

Guided tour: Féile Bhríde – History, Mystery & Magic

National Botanic Gardens

Discover the many and varied tales associated with Brigid in Ireland, her links with the ancient Festival of Imbolc, and spot signs of spring emerging in the Gardens. This tour is run in conjunction with Brigit 2023: Dublin City Celebrating Women.

Revolve & Revolution: Aerial Performance

Barnardo Square

Gather round in Barnardo Square as Bronagh Lee's projected artwork Revolve & Revolution provides the backdrop for an unmissable aerial performance by Nicola Moran & Kate Finnegan. With music by Irish multidisciplinary composer Ellen King aka ELLL. "Revolve & Revolution tells the story of the Celtic Goddess Brigid in the modern world. I love that Brigid stands for so many different things that are both parallel and perpendicular to one another. From water and serenity to fire and passion. Magic, healing, protection, poetry, and rebellion - Brigid stands for the complexity of the modern-day

Wake & Skate Beginner Workshop with 50 First Skates

Ballyfermot Sports Complex

Want to learn how to skate? Come join us on Feb 5th for Wake & Skate and try out skating! We'll have some free coffee, fruit and scones to make the morning that bit easier! Make some new pals and learn a new hobby. Message our insta @50.firstskates if you have any questions. Follow the link to register your interest and well be in touch with confirmation: https://forms.gle/JyfGsyoRygeTW8dNA

Tarot & Oracle Reading Practice | In-Person Women’s Meetup

St Stephen's Green Food Court

Practice Your Tarot & Oracle Skills This event is the perfect way to practice your tarot and oracle skills with complete strangers. The concept came from when I first started practicing tarot - I would meet with people and in exchange of a tea or coffee I would do a reading. It helped increase my confidence as a reader and also inspire to make it what is now my career. We will do different tarot and intuition card exercises and combine talking, practicing and really getting to know our tarot cards better. Mainly though we will practice the traditional 3 card spread on another person and

The Few

Glass Mask Theatre

Northern Idaho. A trailer office on the eve of the Millennium. Bryan arrives home after disappearing for two years to save a newspaper for wayward truckers he helped create. He quickly realises that he has arrived home to try save not a newspaper, but his love and his life. Rex Ryan directs GMT's first piece of new international writing. This deeply emotional and often hilarious tale of loneliness written by acclaimed American playwright Samuel D Hunter graces the Glass Mask stage February 2023 to open our Season 5.

Experience Glasnevin – Women’s Tour

Glasnevin Cemetery

As part of Brigit 2023: Dublin City Celebrating Women, Experience Glasnevin is hosting a special complimentary tour which will focus on the women buried here who have played pivotal roles in Irish history and culture. This offers an opportunity to explore the lives of some of Ireland’s most influential women who have played their part in the social, cultural, and political life of the country. You will visit the graves and discover the incredible stories of Countess Markievicz, Maud Gonne MacBride, Elizabeth O’Farrell, Jennie Wyse-Power, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, and more legendary wo

Women Walk The City: Souvenirs from Uncharted Territories

National Memorial Gardens

Why do some places resonate and inspire an artist? How do ideas form on a morning walk and what happens with them after that? Join visual artist Rachel Fallon for a walk through Uncharted Territories and discover how histories both geographical and familial collide to create her political, textile and sculptural works. What stories will you find along your path? This walk in honour of St. Brigid’s Day will take place on Monday 6th February commencing at 12pm at the main entry gates to The National Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge. Rachel Fallon is a visual artist who makes sculptural an

Brigid’s Night in Portobello

St Kevin's Community Centre

This year Ireland celebrates a new national holiday devoted to Brigid… Join writer and yoga teacher Gráinne Conroy with special guest Ola Majekodunmi in the heart of Portobello to celebrate this new holiday The festival of Imbolc marks the beginning of spring – a time associated with new beginnings. Gather in Portobello to mark this threshold, this historic day in Ireland – and spark some new connections and beginnings in your own life… RITUAL – YOGA – CONVERSATION Connect in with… • ritual for the Celtic festival of Imbolc • seasonal yoga flow Come together

Blood Brothers

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Mill Theatre

Balally Players present its 40th Anniversary production “The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ by Martin McDonagh. Prior to his success with ‘In Bruges’ and the ‘Banshees of Inisherin’, this was McDonagh’s debut play, that launched his career and electrified audiences. It introduced the world to McDonagh’s darkly comic style - at times hilarious, at times vicious. First produced by the Druid Theatre Company in 1996 ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ tells the story of spinster Maureen Folan trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with her scheming and manipulative mother Mags, in

The Commitments

3Olympia Theatre

The smash-hit west end musical Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Commitments’ is coming to Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre as part of the UK and Ireland Tour from Tuesday 7th to Saturday 18th February 2023. It is 35 years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel. The world's hardest working and most explosive soul band are set to return in an all new stage production, kicking off a huge nine month tour opening in Bromley in September. The show will then tour across the country before culminating in Newcastle in July 2023. This major UK and Ireland tour of

The Wedding Singer

Pavilion Theatre

Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society are taking to their local theatre in February with The Wedding Singer! This musical adaptation of the much-loved comedy classic sees Robbie, a sought-after wedding singer and rock star wannabe, jilted at the altar of his own wedding. Robbie’s heartbreak transforms him into THE worst wedding singer... until he connects with Julia, a pretty young waitress who dreams of her own perfect wedding. There’s just one problem: she’s already engaged to Glen, a rich, shallow Wall Street broker. Sit back and enjoy this tonic of a show with laughs aplent

National Health Summit 2020 - Ireland's longest running healthcare management conference @ Croke Park, Dublin. Thursday, February 6th.

The 19th National Health Summit

Croke Park

The Business Post’s 19th annual Health Summit, taking place live and in-person for the first time in 3 years, will bring together leaders from across the health service to explore the impact of current reforms on service delivery and share experiences of the reality of working on the ground in this complex and challenging system. Attracting a wide-ranging audience this event enables delegates to share best practice and explore the wider opportunities and issues facing the healthcare system, and how these affect staff, patients, and communities. Healthcare is undergoing fundamental chan

Chester Beatty Annual Lecture

Online

Dr Sara Parks (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia) When it comes to ancient women’s lived experience, all we have are fragments. A scrap of a handwritten letter from mother to daughter, preserved two millennia in a fortuitously arid microclimate. A tiny metal amulet worn around the neck, bearing a rolled-up incantation to protect the wearer from menstrual pain. One or two verses, ignored by readers of the canonical gospels, implying that a woman may have personally bankrolled the earliest Jesus movement. Evidence for ancient women is virtua

Potted Potter

Gaiety Theatre

Calling all wizards and muggles… The show takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic! Created by double Olivier Award Best Entertainment nominees Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the show is a must-see for Potter addicts and a great introduction to the series for anyone wh

Monumental Ireland Photo Exhibition

The Printworks, Dublin Castle

Monumental Ireland is a photographic exhibition of some of Ireland’s finest archaeological monuments and will take place at the Printworks, Dublin Castle, from 8-12 February 2023. The exhibition is curated by the National Monuments Service (NMS) in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW). Offering fresh new perspectives on these ancient monuments, the exhibition highlights both the resilience of these monuments and their vulnerability. The exhibition provides in one space an accessible and breathtaking gaze at a range of monuments that tell the story of Ireland. The exhibitio

GomBean

Civic Theatre

GomBean is a comedy set in a smalltown in Sligo. Delivering a lock-down dose of caffeine-fuelled fun GomBean opens a lid on Grace O’ Malley’s new coffee van venture, but a blast from her past, wrestling rival Ruby Stephens arrives in town, decades after making it big. Her arrival literally turns Grace’s world upside down, as she contends to win back her title which she lost at the U18’s Community Games in ’94. Some dreams can’t be stomped on! Presented By: Niamh McGrath

Albert Niland

Mill Theatre

Although best known for his acoustic version of “Wuthering Heights” on Irish Radio in 2006, Albert has worked with the cream of Irish musical talent. In 2003, he released his debut album–Dirty Day–, and has since gone on to record nine solo albums and build a loyal fanbase throughout Europe. Having collaborated with Freddie White , and written songs for Christy Moore, Niland was also invited to perform at both the reunions of Planxty, and Moving Hearts in 2007. In a recent article, the SUNDAY TIMES said .. “Albert has yet to achieve the widespread recognition his talent merits.

Ireland vs France – Guinness 6 Nations Championship

Aviva Stadium

Ireland take on France at Aviva Stadium in Round 2 of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations on 11th February 2023, 2.15pm GMT. It’s obviously a huge year, with France set to host the upcoming Rugby World Cup. They have that Grand Slam fresh in the memory, but Ireland are ranked number one in the world right now.

Student Medical Summit - A student-run medical conference @ Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin. February 15th, 2020.

Student Medical Summit

UCD

The SMS, is a student-run medical conference that gives a platform for students to present and engage with research. Feb 11th 2023 | UCD Belfield The Summit is a showcase of excellence in student research in the fields of health and life sciences. The Summit serves to: Act as an opportunity for students to demonstrate and share the results of original research.​ Promote interest in research among students with opportunities to hear from scientific leaders, to see the impact that research has on the world first-hand, to meet and share ideas with other students and more. Award

27th Festival Of Youth Orchestras

National Concert Hall

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is delighted to return to the National Concert Hall Dublin for their annual Festival of Youth Orchestras! The Festival of Youth Orchestras is the annual celebration of Irish youth orchestras and their talented members with a great variety of music played by young people for young people. The 2023 Festival of Youth Orchestras will see over 400 young players from across Ireland take to the stage for two concerts to perform classical works and modern arrangements for youth orchestra in a variety of styles. The concert will feature classics such as

DCU Music Leadership Day 2023

DCU

DCU Music Leadership Day takes place on Saturday 11th February, 10.30am-5pm Suitable for: conductors, music teachers, music leaders of all kinds, musicians, singers Led by Dr Róisín Blunnie and Dr Barbara Dignam (DCU) with leading experts in choral, instrumental and classroom music from Hungary, Finland, Scotland, and Ireland. The event includes the presentation of a wide range of free digital learning resources for music created as part of the Erasmus+ PRESTO project, a music research partnership involving DCU, Sing Ireland, National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS), Caprice Oy (Fin

Royal Autumn

The Sound House

Royal Autumn are a five piece, Dublin based, (mostly) hard rock band who released their first single “The Bounce” at the start of 2018, followed by their self-produced EP titled “Songs and Music for The Bourgeoisie” in late 2018. The EP was released on vinyl and digitally on all major digital distributors. After the release of 2018’s ‘Music for the Bourgeoisie’ E.P, Royal Autumn played capacity shows in Drop Dead Twice, The Mercantile, Bello Bar & Whelan’s prior to the pandemic. With extra time on their hands, the Dublin 5 piece worked tirelessly on cultivating countless tracks

Oh, Brother

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

OH, BROTHER by Callum Maxwell Directed by Lee Coffey Starring Callum Maxwell as Michael and Ruairi Lenaghan as Matthew Matthew and Michael have both always wanted one thing. A sibling. Now all they have to do is meet. Easy right? But how do you introduce yourself to someone you should already know? Filled with anxiety, hope and no questions unasked. A tale of two brothers united at last. This witty, hard-hitting show follows our two lads as they juggle the expectations versus the reality of having a brother. All catapulted forward by general anxiety, fear of the unknown and the reason

Law Society of Ireland: Public Lecture Series

Law Society of Ireland

You are invited to join an evening of lectures at the Law Society of Ireland on Wednesday 15 February 2023. Programme: Dr Barry Whelan, Law Society of Ireland: Advancing Irish Freedom: the Law and the War of Independence 1919-21 Mr John Biggins, Maynooth University: Finding and Losing the 'Brehon Laws' Through Time Refreshments will be available after the lectures in the Main Foyer from 8pm. Attendance is free, but you must register in advance. For more information, contact Dr Barry Whelan: [email protected]

Mother Tongues Festival

Various Locations

Mother Tongues Festival is the largest festival celebrating linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland. Its mission is to showcase the country’s rich artistic and cultural tapestry, and connect people through the power of language. The Festival encourages everyone to colour outside the lines, learn something new and have fun while celebrating their mother tongue and the rich kaleidoscope of languages spoken in Ireland. Year after year, our Festival demonstrates that multilingualism is a reason to come together and celebrate. 2023 is no exception. Join us for live music, creative

David Goggins Live In Dublin

The Convention Centre

David Goggins, one of the world’s greatest endurance athletes and bestselling author is making his first appearance at a speaking event in Ireland. The Convention Centre Dublin will play host to this very special, fire side chat on February 17th 2023 and it will be MC-ed by one of the Off The Ball presenters. At this live, in-person event you will learn what it takes to develop a will of iron, and to create a mindset that all but guarantees eventual success. David will share untold stories and lessons from his new book where he takes you inside his Mental Lab, which he used to develop the

Qigong at the Rooftop Garden

Chester Beatty Rooftop Garden

Join Chester Beatty this summer for Qigong at their Rooftop Garden, a traditional Chinese form of meditation. 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.

Signs of Spring Poetry and Music Walk

National Botanic Gardens

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than at a unique poetry and music event immersed in the beautiful and peaceful surrounds of the National Botanic Gardens. Join poets Jane Clarke and Katrina Naomi, and piper James Mahon, for this relaxed and uplifting walk around the gardens, pausing along the way for music and poetry tuned to the signs of spring in the Botanics. Jane Clarke is the author of two poetry collections, The River and When the Tree Falls (Bloodaxe Books 2015 & 2019), as well as an illustrated chapbook, All the Way Home,(Smith|Doorstop 2019). Jane’s awards inclu

Eastbound

The Grand Social & Workman’s Club

Eastbound Dublin makes its highly anticipated return in 2023. The festival will host a range of diverse performances spread across various venues in the city in late February 2023. In its fourth year, Eastbound Dublin still is about capturing the spirit of new and breaking artists and capturing the imagination of a devoted, music-hungry city like Dublin, and bringing it all together to create meaningful beginnings. Eastbound Dublin aims to bring another year of emerging talent to Dublin’s city centre from 22nd - 26th February 2023. Previous Eastbound artists include The Murder Capital, sh

Lord of the Dance

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

For a quarter of a century, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance has been dazzling audiences across the globe with its unique combination of high-energy Irish dancing, original music, storytelling and sensuality. Now it comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations. Since its premiere 25 years ago, it has become one the most successful touring productions in entertainment history, having been seen by over 60 million people. The show will go to the next level in 2023 for its 25th anniversary tour. Fans can expect new staging, new costumes and choreograph

Dublin International Film Festival

Various Locations and Online

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. Since its inception in 2003, Dublin International Film Festival has established itself as Ireland’s leading film festival, showcasing the best in home-grown and international cinema over two action-packed weeks every year. Filled with world premieres and star-stud

Neil Delamere – Delamerium

Mill Theatre

Neil Delamere is back with a brand new show, Delamerium, see him at dlr Mill Theatre this February 2023. Expect the usual hilarious stories, wry observations and quick-witted improvisation as our comedy hero tries to makes sense of the world around him.

Swan Lake Ballet

The Helix

For the very first time the Internationally esteemed Ukrainian National Ballet will perform with pleasure its critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake at the Helix next February 23 rd at 8pm. Set to Tchaikovsky’s delightful score, Swan Lake is one of the most famous and best loved Ballets in the world. The Ukrainian National Ballet’s production of Swan Lake is a magical combination of drama and tragedy and the perpetual battle between good and evil. From the splendour of the palace Ballroom to the moon lit lake where Swans glide in perfect formation. Through the use of sumptuous

National Sustainability Summit

Leopardstown Racecourse

The National Sustainability Summit, being held on the 23rd February in The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, will focus on the new opportunities for businesses and enterprising individuals arising from the Government’s recently published Climate Action Plan, which aims to achieve a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future for Ireland. Embracing every relevant sector – electricity, enterprise, housing, heating, transport, agriculture, waste, and the public sector – the Climate Action Plan identifies how Ireland will achieve its 2030 targets for carbon emissions, and put

An Evening with Randy Newman

Vicar Street

Randy Newman has announced a series of international ‘An Evening With Randy Newman’ tour dates for 2023 will include Dublin Shows at Vicar Street. Newman began recording in 1968 with a self-titled album. Throughout the 1970s, he released several other acclaimed albums such as 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. He began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s, and his work includes all four Toy Story pictures, A Bug’s Life, Cars and Cars 3. In addition to Dark Matter, most recently Nonesuch released The Randy Newman Songbook, comprising solo recordings of songs from throug

The Murder Capital

Vicar Street

Following The Murder Capital's return at the end of July with their first new material since 2019, “Only Good Things", today they share the news of their much-anticipated second album "Gigi's Recovery" set for release on January 20th via Human Season. The John Congleton produced new LP follows the Irish band’s celebrated 2019 debut album, "When I Have Fears", which reached a Top 20 chart position in the UK, a #2 position in their native Ireland, and featured in media end of year lists internationally. The Murder Capital also made their live return this year performing at the likes o

I Wish Conference

RDS and Online

I Wish is a community committed to showcasing the power of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math’s to teenage girls. We bring STEM education to life in a high energy, fun space, igniting a flame in the minds of girls. I Wish 2023 comes back with a bang, bigger and brighter than ever before. We will offer our students and teachers a choice of physical (in-person) or for those unable to travel and for our overseas international audience we will continue to offer a high impact TV style experience online. I Wish STEM Train

The Table

Abbey Theatre

The Table lies at the heart of the Ó Flatharta home. Crafted from the felled tree of their ancestors, down through the generations the family have rested cradles upon it, children played underneath it, adults rejoiced at it and goodbyes were said over it. A trick is played, a deal is made, a family is changed forever. The Table that brought them together now stands between them. Branar sensitively explores the impact of the Civil War through this resonant story of how a family can be divided. Written by Christian O’Reilly and directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, The Table is performed b

Dublin Night Run

Sandymount

The Sandymount Night Run 10km or 5km returns on March 7th, 2023. This unique Night Run events take place at 7:20pm on Tuesday the 7th and 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. Th

Gradireland Live

RDS

Get tips and inspiration for your next career steps! This is the largest careers event of its kind in Ireland, exhibiting a multitude of Ireland’s leading companies and postgraduate providers with ample jobs, internships, and courses available to apply for on the day. This year promises to be as popular as ever, be sure to pre-register your interest! Join us at gradireland Live and get tips and inspiration for your next career steps! Learn more about the opportunities and job offers available to you, from a wide range of attractive employers across multiple sectors. • Enhance y

International Women’s Day

Online and Various Locations

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2023 is 'Embrace Equity'. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together w

Women in Project Management Summit (WiPM)

The Convention Centre

We are delighted to be hosting our fourth WiPM Summit event on Thursday 9th March 2023 at the Convention Centre, Dublin. This one-day event features inspiring thought-leader keynotes and industry-leading speakers. At WIPM Summit HQ, we challenge the project management profession to constantly strive for diversity and equality by breaking down the barriers between different sectors and methodologies, allowing the focus to be on knowledge sharing and relationship building. The WiPM Summit is a forum for women in project management to network with their peers, hone their skills and engage i

Gold in the Water

Project Arts Centre

One Thousand Pieces in a co-production with Mermaid Arts Centre, Project Arts Centre & The Ark present Bart and Harvey have never been happier. They have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary with all their friends. When a mysterious goldfish lands on their doorstep, leading them to meet a very angry and righteous pet shop owner, their perfect lives are upended, and their world is changed forever. Gold In The Water is the fabulous, funny and heartfelt new Irish musical from Shane O’Reilly with Paul Curley, composed by Denis Clohessy and directed by Ronan Phelan. This flamboy

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

Thanks again to all our fans for the ongoing support and patience and a massive thank you to our team who we really couldn’t make any magic happen without you all! Returning for its 9th year and 12th show, Comic-Con Ireland's, Dublin Comic-Con: 2023 - Spring Edition - brings media guests from a host if genres! Alongside media guests, you can meet a host of, Comic creators, international cosplayers, SFX Industry pros, artists, fans and professionals together for a weekend of talks, workshops, demos, interactive activities and all around great family fun with some amazing guests, panels,

Paul Young

The Helix

Superb singer, song writer and musician Paul Young has enjoyed an illustrious career which has seen him front various bands, become a teen idol, enjoy chart success in the UK plus the USA and be invited to take part in the infamous 1985 Live Aid event held at Wembley Stadium, London. His achievements have seen him earn many awards including Best British Video for Everytime You Go Away in 1986. Paul Young is heading back to Ireland in 2023!

Hangmen

Gaiety Theatre

Gaiety Productions in association with Decadent Theatre Company proudly presents the IRISH PREMIERE of Hangmen by Martin McDonagh from 11 March – 8 April 2023. In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? Amongst the local reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit… This major new production comes hot off the heels of the release of McDonagh’s new award-w

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, contem

St Patrick’s Festival

Dublin

One of the world’s biggest cultural celebrations, St. Patrick’s Festival returns to Dublin 16-19 March 2023 with a dynamic showcase of Ireland’s rich culture and heritage and a programme of events to suit all ages. St. Patrick's Festival has an action-packed 4-day programme that takes place in Ireland’s capital city featuring live music, pageantry, family entertainment, storytelling, street theatre, dance and Irish language activities. The flagship event, the Festival Parade takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th featuring over 4,000 musicians and performers in an explosion

Feis Ceoil

Varies

Ireland’s leading classical music competition, Feis Ceoil, returns from Monday 20th to Friday 31st March 2023. 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

Engineering Summit

Sport Ireland: National Indoor Arena

The purpose of the National Engineering Summit has a singular focus — Bring together senior engineers and management from leading global and Irish construction companies , building owners, energy companies, utility companies, technology companies, data centre owners etc that are instrumental in building, maintaining and improving the performance of Ireland’s buildings & infrastructure. The purpose of the event is to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration and to connect buyers and sellers. The speaker line up is drawn from senior management and engineers that have direct responsi

Unthank | Smith

Liberty Hall Theatre

Two North-Eastern Mercury Prize-nominated artists from different musical worlds find common ground with an exploratory merging of voices and acoustic sounds. After first meeting backstage at an Africa Express show in Middlesbrough Town Hall, Paul approached Rachel to see if she would like to sing together, given his interest in folk music and their regional connections. As one of two lead singers of The Unthanks, Rachel Unthank has dedicated much of her career to celebrating folk songs by writers little known beyond the North East, such as Graeme Miles, whose 'Horumarye' appears on the album.

The K’s

The Grand Social

The K’s: Jamie Boyle (Vocals/Guitar), Ryan Breslin (Lead Guitar), Dexter Baker (Bass) and Jordan Holden (Drums). The K’s formed in Earlestown (a suburb directly in between Manchester and Liverpool) in late 2017 by four school friends who have now become impossible to ignore. With just six singles released, their streaming numbers are comfortably in the millions, with 37,310 monthly Spotify listeners and self released debut single ‘Sarajevo’ notching 2.2 million streams.

The SEAI Energy Show

RDS

Ireland's leading business to business sustainable energy event will return in 2023 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

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 2023 is THE CORONER’S DAUGHTER By ANDREW HUGHES 1816 was the year without a summer. A rare climatic event has brought frost to July, and a lingering fog casts a pall over Dublin – a city stirred by zealotry and civil unrest, torn between evangelical and rationalist dogma. Amid the disquiet, a young nursemaid in a pious household conceals a pregnancy an

The Young Dubliners

The Grand Social

After thirty years as one of the world’s leading Celtic Rock bands, The Young Dubliners have begun work on their tenth studio album while still maintaining their busy tour schedule. Having survived the crushing impact of the lockdown on their industry they have returned stronger than ever and determined to bring their fusion of Celtic and rock music to as many people as they can. The band is Keith Roberts (vocals / guitar), Chas Waltz (Violin, keys, vocals),Justin Pecot (guitar, vocals), Dave Ingraham (drums) and Ethan Jones (bass guitar). With a solid line up, a new batch of songs

Dublin Learning City Festival

Online

We are delighted to announce the return of Dublin Learning City Festival 2023. Get ready for a three day long festival from 3rd-5th April 2023. The festival will feature online and in person events from walking tours, talks, arts & crafts, workshops, exhibitions, music and much, much more. Dublin Learning City Festival has an event for everyone. About the Festival Dublin is a member of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities since 2019, this is a collaboration among Dublin City Council and other educational and community stakeholders. Annually we celebrate Learning with a thre

M(h)aol

The Workman's Club

M(h)aol announced they will embark on an Irish National Tour for 2023, performing shows in Galway, Cork, Limerick and finally, Dublin. The band recently announced their debut album Attachment Styles via TULLE Collective and now Rough Trade Publishing. Based between Dublin, London, and Bristol, the band is formed of Róisín Nic Ghearailt (She/Her), Constance Keane (She/Her), Jamie Hyland (She/Her), Zoë Greenway (She/Her), and Sean Nolan (He/Him). Attachment Styles is a record about social connection, queerness and healing where the listener goes on a journey. When Róisín was writ

New Music Dublin

Various Locations

Save the dates for New Music Dublin 2023! New Music Dublin will be in the National Concert Hall & beyond from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd April and we can't wait to bring you 4 days of new music for curious minds! Stay tuned to our social media for full programme which will be announced at the end of February.

Ideal Home Show

RDS

Up to 30,000 high calibre visitors attend this event in search of information and suppliers for their home improvement projects. With The Irish Times as the event’s media partner the visitor demographic is 79% ABC1 with over 70% undertaking a major project bringing real high value business to our 200+ exhibitors. Visitors spend as a result of attending is consistently estimated at over €100 Million. The permanent tsb Ideal Home Show is widely promoted across all traditional and online channels, to over 170,000 previously registered visitors and via an extensive PR and social media campa

Jobs Expo

Croke Park

Jobs Expo is returning to Croke Park in 2023! Jobs Expo Dublin will take place on Saturday, 22nd 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

Procurex Ireland

RDS

Procurex Ireland – featuring P4H Ireland, the procurement event for health – brings together key decision makers and market-leading suppliers who contribute to the ongoing delivery and strategic development of public sector and healthcare procurement from across Ireland. Officially supported by the leading procurement and healthcare organisations, Procurex Ireland and P4H Ireland provides both buyers and suppliers with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills, in addition to sharing best practice through the extensive networking and collaboration opportunities. This o

Poetry Day

Online and Various Locations

Poetry Ireland is thrilled to announce Poetry Day Ireland 2023 will take place on Thursday 27 April. Now in its ninth year, Poetry Day Ireland is an annual island-wide celebration of poetry which invites the nation to read, write, and share a poem on the day. All are welcome to get involved, with participation encouraged from artists, venues, schools, hospitals, community groups, poetry-lovers, and more. Poetry Day Ireland welcomes acclaimed poet Martina Evans on board as this year’s curator. Martina chose ‘Message in a Bottle’ as the theme for Poetry Day Ireland 2023, reminding us,

Spring Forward

Various Locations

After Umeå, Barcelona, Pilsen, Aarhus, Sofia, Paris and Elefsina, Springback Academy will once again offer aspiring dance writers the chance to be mentored in the fundamentals of quality dance criticism in the action-packed environment of Spring Forward. Aerowaves’ annual festival will take place this year in Dublin (Ireland). The Academy will take place during the festival between on 26 – 29 April inclusive 2023. Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. We identify the most promising new work by emerging dance artists and then promote it through cross-border performances. Aer

Andrew Maxwell

Liberty Hall Theatre

He's the winner of the Time Out Award for Best Live Comic, Chortle's Best Live Comedian and Channel 4's King Of Comedy. As seen on Live at the Apollo, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, Have I Got News For You, QI, Mock the Week and the winner of Celebrity Mastermind. Andrew Maxwell is also the voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach. Throughout his career, Andrew has enjoyed many sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, most recently in 2022 with KRAKATOA, which was met with critical acclaim. KRAKATOA is a genius metaphor for everything going on in the world right now, and as terrible

Cage Warriors

3Arena

Cage Warriors have announced their long-awaited return to 3Arena on Saturday, April 29 2023. A monumental welterweight title unification bout between champion Rhys McKee and interim champion Jim Wallhead will headline Cage Warriors’ long-awaited return. In what is sure to be one of the biggest and most important European MMA bouts of 2023, one man will leave Dublin as the undisputed 170lb CW champion. Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee (12-4-1) won the title in June 2022, after an all-out war with England’s Justin Burlinson, a bout recently voted ‘Fight of the Year’ by CW fans. The Ballymena

Construction Jobs Expo

RDS

Construction Jobs Expo is a jobs and recruitment event for the construction and engineering sectors. Our unique events focus on connecting skilled talent with employers seeking to fill key job vacancies. Nowhere will you find the key players – employers at home and abroad and skilled, keen professionals – under one roof. We've had thousands of people attend our fairs, and Construction Jobs Expo will give employers in the construction sector a huge pool of prospective employees to choose from, making it quick and easy to find the right person for the right job.

National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

RDS

It has been a turbulent year with Economic activity in the manufacturing sector ascended to a new peak on the back of record rates of growth in output and new orders and another severe lengthening in suppliers’ delivery times. The volume of new orders received by Irish manufacturers rose at the fastest in many decades. Companies have reported strong inflows of new work as customers reopened and lockdown restrictions began to loosen. The event will cover various topical themes including: Industry 4.0, 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing, Smart Factory, Lean & Continuous Improvement, Robo

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