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UCD-Food and Health Public Lectures

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Join our Public Lectures to listen to our leading experts discussing the important issues in Food and Health. Explore the evidence in relation to the impact of diet and nutrition on immune function next Monday with @HelenMRoche on Monday 18th January at 7pm

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TradFest

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TradFest, which is run by the Temple Bar Company, have re-imagined their festival for these new and strange COVID-19 times. Due to the public health restrictions, the festival will now run from December 2020 until summer 2021. A full programme of events is available on Tradfest.ie. The first event of Tradfest 2021 ‘Ireland in Music’ will be broadcast on RTE One television on Tuesday, December 29th 2020 at 8pm. Then from January 27th to 31st, our ‘Tradfest@Home’ Concerts will stream live from Dublin Castle. Tickets for these streamed events will be available from January 6th 20

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First Fortnight – The Art of Mental Health

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First Fortnight are a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. Each January, they run an amazing festival programme of events throughout the month. 2020 has been a year when we have been told to lock ourselves away from other people; to not see our friends and family and in some cases to isolate. There has of course been reason for this but the effect has left us lonely, isolated and vulnerable. This is something many people experience when they have a mental health difficulty they feel they can’t share. They feel powerless. When we challenge

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Ballyfermot & Arts Festival 2021

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The 2021 Ballyfermot Festival will be taking place between the 18th and 31st of January. The event is free and will include music performances, drama, film, poetry, a book launch, and historic talks all held virtually and physical aspects including an outdoor photography and visual arts exhibition and poetry and film making competitions for all ages.

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Fingal HomeFit Live Sessions

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Fingal County Council Sports Office are delighted to announce that the Fingal HomeFit Live Sessions will be recommencing in 2021. Starting Monday 18th January for 4 weeks we will be hosting 3 live exercise sessions per week. There will be a variety of exercise classes that are open to all levels of fitness. These free, online classes will take place at 10am (Mon, Wed & Fri) via Zoom and last 30-40 minutes. The classes include Body Mind Movement, Full Body Workout and Chair Exercise.

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Irish History Summit

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A unique one day online event where leading Irish Historians present talks from the Leaving Certificate history curriculum. What is the History Summit? The History Summit is a one day event structured around six one hour online lectures and discussions. Each topic (full list below) has been chosen based on a review of the Leaving Certificate history exam papers over the past decade. Each speaker is a leading historian in their field. Speakers • Dr Mary McAuliffe • Dr Brian Hanly • Liz Gillis • Dr Patrick Mulroe • Dr Leanne McCormick • Dr Richard McElligott • Patri

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Tea Dance Tunes Online

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Days: Wednesdays - 20th & 27th January and 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th February & Tuesdays 16th & 23rd February. Times: 11:00am (Wednesdays) & 2.30pm (Tuesdays) - At Home with NCH Tickets: There is no charge for this event, although donations would be greatly appreciated. About: We invite people living with dementia, their carers and families to enjoy an online concert of favourite songs and music. Join our vocalists and guest musicians for a special Tea Dance Tunes concert of popular ballads, seasonal songs and light opera, in your home.  This Tea Dance Tunes will

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Pathways to the Circular Economy

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Featuring expert knowledge and real-life insights, the MODOS Pathways to the Circular Economy FREE webinar series explores the practicalities of building a thriving #circulareconomy in Ireland The purpose of our webinar series is to create awareness of the circular economy. We will discuss opportunities, challenges and the benefits of circularity. The series topics and dates are as follows:- 1. What is the Circular Economy? 4pm – Wednesday 20th January 2021 What is the case for the circular economy? Discover the opportunities, challenges and gaps. • Peter Corcoran – MBio

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LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network – Webinar Series: Eva Acton

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RAMPUP your Sales for 2021 Eva will discuss her 6 step RAMPUP Sales plan,concentrating on Client Messaging and Creating an Action plan with Achievable goals. wiEva will cover some areas of her 6 step RAMP-UP plan These areas are about: • Creating Customer messaging: one that makes sense to your ideal client • Creating Action Plans & Goals: using this messaging both online and offline and deciding on what you want to achieve Eva will aim to have an interesting and informative session that will allow everyone to leave with some take-home messages that you can put into action.

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Re-imagining Future Talent in the Workplace

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Our line-up of expert speakers will include Jim Gavin, 6-time All-Ireland winning former Dublin Men's Senior Football Manager and Assistant Director with the Irish Aviation Authority, Professor David Collings, Director of DCU's Leadership and Talent Institute and Priscilla O'Regan, Head of Communications at BT Ireland together with DCU Access students. This event will be of interest to companies that are committed to diversifying and maintaining their talent pipelines, and those who wish to learn more about DCU's award-winning Access to the Workplace Programme, which offers high quality wor

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Axis Hacks: King Lear Speeches & Scenes

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Join Theatre Director & Coach Aoife Spillane-Hinks and actor Jonathan White as they explore the iconic speeches and scenes from Shakespeare's tragedy - King Lear. This live event will take place FREE on our Facebook Page our audience is invited to join in the conversation with Q&A section towards the end of the session. Aoife Spillane-Hinks  Aoife is a director who works in Ireland and the United States. She is the co-founder of  Then This Theatre and an associate artist with Axis, Ballymun PICT Classic Theatre (Pittsburgh, USA). Her American credits includeSharon

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The Approach by Mark O’Rowe – Live Broadcast

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Post-show Talk: Join the cast and writer/director Mark O’Rowe in conversation with Louise O’Neill on Saturday 23 January. Live Captions: You can book for the live captioned stream on Thursday 21 January. Show Time: 21 & 23 Jan at 7:30pm, 24 Jan at 9pm “It takes a crisis of some sort sometimes, or an upheaval, for people to really evaluate how they feel about one another, doesn’t it?” Utterly riveting and engrossing, Mark O’Rowe’s remarkable play reveals a profound truth about relationships, and our deep, abiding need to make sense of our world. Three conversatio

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Going Green is good for your Business

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As we prepare for what 2021 has in store, we should look for the opportunity to build resiliency to now only survive but thrive in the years to come. Sustainability is a core component of resilience. When you build sustainable business operations, you're less like to face losses of critical functions and you bounce back quicker when facing economic, social, and environmental challenges. Join Digital Dún Laoghaire and Bank of Ireland for a lunchtime webinar on January 21, 2021 as we dedicate an hour to building financial resiliency for your business - through a focus on sustainability.

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Can Literature be Therapy? In Conversation: Carlo Gébler and Edwin Higel

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Author Carlo Gébler and publisher Edwin Higel believe that literature can be therapy. Following a sleepless night at the beginning of the lockdown the concept for Tales We Tell Ourselves was born. Selecting 28 tales from Boccaccio's the Decameron, this collection is masterfully retold for a contemporary readership whose experiences of the current pandemic mirror what Boccaccio’s characters endured. Gébler’s central focus, as was Boccaccio’s before him; the fortifying and restorative powers of fiction in the face of tragedy. By looking to the past we can find hope for the future and thi

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Science Gallery: Living with Vaccines

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As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, we were warned that it can take up to ten years for a vaccine to be developed - but the first Covid-19 vaccines were approved for use in the EU on 21 December. What did this process involve, and how did it happen so fast? And what will be involved in distributing and administering the vaccines globally? On 21 January at 13.00, join us to discuss the race for a vaccine for COVID-19. Our panel includes experts from science, research and immunology, racing to find a cure; a volunteer who has experienced the vaccine for themselves; and a member of the Departmen

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Piece By Piece: VICKY LANGAN

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Following the international success of the series Piece By Piece in April-May 2020, Improvised Music Company (IMC) returns with a second season of this unique musical ‘chain letter’ of online improvisation, with eight exciting new artists from Ireland creating new work in sequence. The first series of Piece by Piece demonstrated the rich possibilities of the online medium, as some of Ireland’s finest improvising artists created new musical works. Creative use of film and manipulated visuals showed the artists’ inspirations and thought processes, and became as much part of the experi

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Smashing Times: Equality Workshop

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99 years have lapsed since that loaded moment on 16 January 1922, when the new state was ceremonially born in the all too familiar courtyard of Dublin Castle. Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality and Dublin Castle, Heritage Services of the Office of Public Works, are partnering to host an Equality Workshop, taking place online on Saturday 23 January 2021, from 3 to 5pm. We will make space to consider that moment from our diverse perspectives today, to explore in action processes of intersectionality and equality-building in remembrance and to critically consider

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The Irish Times Winter Nights Festival

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Winter Nights - when internationally renowned guests and Irish Times journalists get together for a festival of conversation, culture and ideas. Ok, Let’s Do Their Stupid Idea Ross O’Carroll-Kelly creator Paul Howard and Irish Times features writer Patrick Freyne are two of the funniest people writing in Ireland today. They talk about the sometimes underestimated art of making people laugh. Lessons For Living In conversation with Irish Times columnist Róisín Ingle, celebrated psychologist and Holocaust survivor Edith Eger explores ways to change the thoughts and behavi

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The Axis Winter Sessions; Zeinab

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axis are delighted to present one of Ireland's up and coming R&B vocalists and singer songwriters Zeinab This R&B / singer songwriter from Dublin who has collaborated with artists like Joe Cleere and 5th Element. An experienced artist at this point with performances all across Ireland and the UK. This Event will be FREE on axis Facebook page here

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The Public History of Slavery in Dublin

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Dublin was one of the largest and busiest ports in Britain or Ireland throughout the era of the triangular slave trade and yet slavery barely figures in popular memory or heritage. This exploratory paper will examine the many reasons for this 'invisibility'. Dr. Ciaran O'Neill, Ussher Assistant Professor of History at Trinity College Dublin, will deliver the 24th annual Sir John T. Gilbert commemorative lecture. This online lecture is free but please register to attend.

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Pride at Work

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Pride at Work is the annual workplace diversity training, recruitment and education conference brought to you by Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride. One of the most successful events of Winter Pride last year, Pride at Work returns as a two day event as part of Winter Pride 2020/21. This year we will have a particular focus on adapting to new working conditions caused by Covid19 and the specific challenges LGBTI+ people face. The second day of the event will be tailored to those who have lost or are at risk of losing employment due to the covid crisis and those entering the workforce. This will be more

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DIY Irish: How to learn the Irish Language for free online

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"Not to learn Irish is to miss the opportunity of understanding what life in this country has meant and could mean in a better future; it is to cut oneself off from ways of being at home." –Seamus Heaney Join Úna-Minh Kavanagh for this special Zoom workshop with the Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition as she guides you through the online resources available to learn Irish. This workshop is suitable for beginners or those who want to brush up on their Irish. It is a chance to upskill and enjoy the Irish language this New Year. Úna-Minh Kavanagh is a Gaeilgeoir. She’s a journali

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Piece By Piece: CHRIS ENGEL

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Following the international success of the series Piece By Piece in April-May 2020, Improvised Music Company (IMC) returns with a second season of this unique musical ‘chain letter’ of online improvisation, with eight exciting new artists from Ireland creating new work in sequence. The first series of Piece by Piece demonstrated the rich possibilities of the online medium, as some of Ireland’s finest improvising artists created new musical works. Creative use of film and manipulated visuals showed the artists’ inspirations and thought processes, and became as much part of the experi

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StartUp 2021 Ireland

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If 2021 is the year to become your own boss, StartUp 2021 is the event for you. A one day event filled with experienced entrepreneurs and trusted advisers who will offer all you need to know to start your business in the space of a day. If you are: Working a day job and building a business at nights and weekends A student looking to start a business rather than get a job Operating from your kitchen table, spare room or attic and dreaming of turning a passion project into profit StartUp 2021 has been tailor made for you. Hosted by small business network, Enterprise Nation, and suppo

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Dublin Smartphone Film Festival

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Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 2021 - Ireland's only international festival dedicated to celebrating work shot on Smartphones and Tablets. The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is a international festival dedicated to celebrating work shot on Smartphone and Tablets.   ​No longer is expensive technology a barrier to creativity. The mobile phone has expanded the scope and freedom for filmmakers, providing limitless possibilities in the palm of your hand. The festival was created with the goal of encouraging filmmakers to share the stories they have captured on mobile devices and to

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Dublin Chinese Lunar New Year 2021

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This year’s programme celebrates the strength, resilience and energy of the mighty Ox. “Powerful and balanced, the Ox always manages to find the energy needed to get back on its feet, even when going through difficult times.” With this, we hope to bring together all cultures and communities who celebrate the Lunar New Year, despite the difficult times that we have all endured. This year, our programme consists of talks, performances, visual arts, workshops, music and family friendly events. About the OX The zodiac sign Ox occupies the second position in the Chinese Zodiac. The 1

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Silk Road International Film Festival

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The Silk Road International Film Festival returns to Dublin, Ireland for its ninth edition between the 9th & 13th February 2021 screening an exclusive array of world cinema showcasing a rich diversity of features, documentaries, shorts, music videos & student films. As well as screening international films there is a special selection of films from the “Silk Road”, countries part of the historical network of the Silk Road ancient trade routes. The selection called “Belt & Road” includes Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean and European cinem SRIFF provi

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Teatime Talks: ‘The makings of the people’s game – Football in Dublin 1880-1970’

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Teatime Talks is a series of talks inspired by the history, people and surroundings of 14 Henrietta Street. By listening and engaging with historians, experts, former tenement residents, local residents and their families, we continue to uncover and record the history and stories of 14 Henrietta Street. Do you have a memory of Dublin’s tenements or know someone who does? Whatever your connection, we would like to hear from you. The makings of the people's game - Football in Dublin 1880-1970 In this online talk, Gerard Farrell of the Bohemian Foundation talks about one of Dublin’s most

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The Secrets of Primrose Square

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Welcome to Primrose Square, where life is like a cross between The Valley of the Squinting Windows and The Good Life. All human life is here; love and heartbreak, tragedy and loss, sex, lies and not forgetting outdoor Pilates classes on the Square, followed by chai lattes to go. At number eighteen, there’s Susan - an ordinary woman dealing with the unimaginable, while her teenage daughter Melissa desperately tries to keep the family together. Next door we have sixty-something Jayne, who’s found love again - or has she? A visit to Primrose Square provides us with tears, laughter and g

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

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Is féile idirnáisiúnta Ghaeilge í Seachtain na Gaeilge, atá ar an gceiliúradh is mó dár dteanga agus dár gcultúr dúchais a bhíonn ar siúl in Éirinn agus fud fad an domhain gach bliain. Tugann an fhéile deis do gach éinne sult a bhaint as an nGaeilge, idir chainteoirí dúchais, fhoghlaimeoirí agus lucht an chúpla focal ar aon, trí fhéilire imeachtaí siamsúla agus spraíúla a chur ar fáil do gach cineál suime agus gach aoisghrúpa. The largest Irish language festival in Ireland and around the world! Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international fe

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Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

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Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is back March 3rd - 14th 2021 as a multi-platform Festival: a new, re-imagined format bringing the full Festival experience to our longtime fans and new audiences in the safest way possible! The 2021 programme will include cinema, drive-in, outdoor events as well as online screenings on our new Eventive streaming platform. This means you can join us in a celebration of the excitement, beauty and enjoyment of film without leaving the house! The 2021 Festival programme will have a line-up of exciting new Irish and International feature films

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I Wish Conference

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I WISH is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young female students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM can change our world. We have so many world problems to solve – food shortage, climate change, pollution, ageing population. These will be solved through STEM if you help us harness the power of thousands of girls to shape a better world. I WISH (Inspiring Women in Stem) features a conference and interactive exhibitions. The conference also feature workshops, daily keynotes and engaging talks by women and men who have seen the opportunities

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Biz Expo

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Biz Expo will be going virtual in March 2021! Biz Expo is Ireland’s largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event, dedicated to small business owners and business professionals. The event has been held in Dublin since 2011. Biz Expo brings together thousands of business and decision-makers to network and shop for products and suppliers throughout Ireland. In additional to our large exhibitor hall, there is a host of networking opportunities including: business-critical workshops, speed networking, business card exchange and main stage presentations. Admission is free to business

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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 2021 is Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession. Leonard and Hungry Paul are two quiet friends who see the world differently. They use humour, board games and silence to steer their way through the maelstrom that is the 21st century. ‘The figure in Munch’s painting isn’t actually screaming!’ Hungry Paul said. ‘Really, are you sure?’ replied Le

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Maynooth University Open Day: Spring ’21

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Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university. Spring Open Day 2021 On Saturday 24th April 2021 from 10am to 2pm you can find all the information you need about studying at Maynooth University - at your fingertips! Usually we welcome our prospective students, their family and friends to our beautiful campus during Open Days. This time we’re coming to you as it all takes place online.

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