Circular Economy Hotspot is coming to Dublin. Now in its sixth year, Circular Economy Hotspot has become the flagship event on the circular economy calendar. First organised by the Netherlands in 2016, Circular Economy Hotspot highlights ground-breaking circular economic initiatives, best practices and innovation. Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023 (CEHSD 2023) will revolve around three key themes: Policy in Practice,…
Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the leading national development organisation working to enable the best possible quality of life for us all as we age.
Age & Opportunity Arts provides opportunities for older people to be more creative more often, to create meaningful participation and representation for all older people in cultural and creative life and to demonstrate and celebrate how our creative potential can improve with age.
Established in 1995, Bealtaine is one of Irelan
Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin
Circular Economy Hotspot is coming to Dublin.
Now in its sixth year, Circular Economy Hotspot has become the flagship event on the circular economy calendar. First organised by the Netherlands in 2016, Circular Economy Hotspot highlights ground-breaking circular economic initiatives, best practices and innovation. Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023 (CEHSD 2023) will revolve around three key themes: Policy in Practice, Citizen Engagement and Innovation & Collaboration. The themes will be explored across four focus areas: Social Enterprise, Design & Manufacturing, the Built Environm
The Twenty Club
Bewley's Cafe Theatre
As the war in Europe rages with a ferocity unmatched in history, the young Irish Free State watches with growing concern. Its strategic importance to both Britain and the Nazis means its fragile neutrality is constantly under siege.
Irish Army Intelligence confronts the increased spy activity in Ireland with an unorthodox approach, the most daring of which is the formation of a unit comprised of female agents. After they complete basic training, Joan, Norah and Ellen are assigned their first mission- infiltrate the German legation in Dublin and acquire information about Nazi
Green & Blue
Project Arts Centre
The award-winning Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict.
An officer from the Royal Ulster Constabulary in his green uniform and Eddie from An Garda Síochána, resplendent in blue, communicate via crackly radios until an explosive incident forces them to meet across a field only farmers know the location of.
Focusing on what it’s like to be hunted when you’re protecting a man-made line on the ground, the play looks at the societal and human cost of borders.
Winner of The Lus
The National Stadium
Counterpunch, a new exhibition made with women boxers from Dublin's north inner city, by artist Sharon Kelly, opens with a launch event on Thursday May 25th at 5pm and runs from Friday May 26th to Monday June 5th at the National Stadium Gym, Dublin 8. Made as part of a Creative Residency programme by Dublin City Council Culture Company with the Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership, Counterpunch is open daily from 10am - 5pm. Entry is FREE, to both the launch event and the exhibition, and all ages are welcome.
Artist Sharon Kelly has been working with sport through her art since 201
Exhibition: Dublin in Black and White
Visitor's Centre, Central Bank of Ireland
This photographic exhibition will take us to the heart of Dublin on a journey through the city in ways not often seen. From dark alleys, to lone walkers, through finding the unusual, and noticing the everyday, Missy explores those moments we both lose and are ourselves.
"Dublin in Black and White captures how my heart beats. It embraces the changing moods and changing times, both mine and dear Dublin's." Missy Brinkmeyer
“As I tread her streets thoughtfully, I see her grin,
While she holds my heart carefully, her people let me in.”
Two estranged brothers, one a policeman who sacrificed his education to care for his invalid father, the other an eminent surgeon who walked out on family to concentrate on personal success, meet to settle their father’s estate and arrange its sale.
Amid the belongings of their once-wealthy father, old hostilities and grudges resurface as they confront the truth about their past, the choices they made, and the legacy they now face.
Arthur Miller’s compelling story of property, ambition and the burden of family duty remains as relevant as when it was first produced in 1968.
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
Dublin Tech Summit
Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) is a two-day conference that sits at the heart of the international tech scene. As one of the world’s most active technology hubs, Dublin has become the EMEA base for some of the biggest global tech companies and over the last 6 years DTS has emerged as one of Europe’s fastest growing B2B tech events.
DTS is delighted to host our next event on 31 May-1 June 2023 and we are looking forward to delivering another world-class conference that will bring together our international community of innovators, thought-leaders, and influencers once again in Dublin’s most
Building The Future
Citi and Online
GetAHEAD are delighted to bring you our annual careers event for students and graduates with disabilities, Building the Future! Building the Future will be a hybrid event, which means you can choose to attend the event in person at Citi, 1 North Wall Quay from 10am - 3pm or online at designated times!
Attendees going to the in-person event have an opportunity to meet directly with employers in the Exhibition Area and find out what opportunities they have in their company or what diversity and inclusion initiatives they have. Attendees can also choose to have a mock interview and get feedbac
Photographs as historical sources
National Photographic Archive
Are historians visually illiterate? Does colourisation bring old photographs to life or is it just a passing fad? ‘Coffee-table’ history books—good or bad? In conjunction with the ongoing People & Places: Ireland in the 19th & 20th Centuries exhibition at the National Photographic Archive, these are some of the questions that will be posed by editor, Tommy Graham, to Sarah-Anne Buckley (University of Galway), Emily Mark Fitzgerald (UCD), and Sara Smyth (exhibition curator, National Library of Ireland).
Malahide Poetry Slam
This is the second poetry slam of the 2023 series, leading up to the final at the Fingal Poetry Festival, September 2023.
Poets of all levels of experience are invited to participate and win a chance to perform at the Grand Slam event in this year's Fingal Poetry Festival.
Featured poet: j.j.f.
Music: Mairead Carroll
Now in its 17th year, Bord Bia Bloom has become one of Ireland’s largest showcases celebrating the best of Irish horticulture, food and drink. Originally created to promote plants, garden design, horticulture and gardening, Bord Bia’s role in promoting food and drink has allowed Bloom to develop further. The show has grown into something which not only makes for a great day out, but also offers a huge range of practical information on everything from gardening, to growing fruit and vegetables, cooking and culture.
Bloom spans over 70 acres in the Phoenix Park and in 2022 showcased 19 sh
The Guinness Choir: Summer of Vivaldi
St Patrick's Cathedral
The Guinness Choir and orchestra, under the direction of Ciarán Kelly, will present its Summer of Vivaldi Concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 2 on Friday, 2nd June 2023 at 7.30p.m. Doors open: 7.00p.m.
One of the greatest of the Baroque composers, Vivaldi, born in Venice, had an enormous musical output and his influence across Europe was widespread. His accessible, lively compositions are still greatly loved worldwide. This programme displays multiple permutations of solo voices, choir and orchestra of which Vivaldi was a master. His Gloria composed between 1713-17, was lost for o
Most Peculiar Dreams
Set in 1950’s New York, Stage Musical ‘Most Peculiar Dreams’ centres around Irish American Family the Donnelly’s. Their son Shawn Donnelly Junior decides to miss his high school graduation ceremony in favour of leaving home to seek his fame and fortune. The show examines how chance encounters and small interventions, can influence a person’s fate and how utterly strange and unlikely our existence is. Book, songs and lyrics by Fergus Foran, the show tells a heart-warming story reflecting on love, family, friendships and how we triumph over loss.
Most Peculiar Dreams is an original
Revealing Grangegorman: A Celebratory Event
TU Dublin, Grangegorman Campus
Join in on 2nd & 3rd June for two days of FREE fun, history, activities, outdoor film screenings and much much more as we celebrate Grangegorman's past and future!
Revealing Grangegorman is a jam packed two days of celebration and fun for all ages taking place in Grangegorman from 12pm-4pm. The GDA, along with TU Dublin, HSE and Workday are hosting a series of free activities and welcome our community neighbours to take part in the fun with us.
June 2nd will feature an open campus, with educational and historic talks and tours to demonstrate the cultural heritage of Grangegorman.
Forbidden Fruit Festival
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
In the heart of Dublin city, Forbidden Fruit is the capital's first and longest-running city-center festival. On the Bank Holiday Weekend June 3 & 4 - 2023, Forbidden Fruit will return as the first festival of the summer, for what will be a special celebration and back to the summer we know best. Marking our 10th anniversary on the incredible grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham…
We’ll be kick starting 2023 festival season with Eric Prydz * Central Cee* Rina Sawayama * slowthai * Honey Dijon * Ben Böhmer * Knucks * Eliza Rose * DJ EZ * ROMY * Geo
Dublin Smartphone Film Festival
MART Gallery & Rathmines Omniplex
Now in its 6th year, The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival returns to the Capital for another weekend of mobile movie brilliance. Taking place on June 3rd, DubSmartFF has the usual exciting mix of shorts, features and workshops, but this time at the beautiful MART Gallery & Rathmines Ominplex in Dublin 6.
This year’s festival is bigger than ever with filmmaking workshops, a range of short films from 15 countries around the globe, and an Irish premiere of the heartbreaking documentary 'Everybody’s Oma', from award-winning with director Jason Vangenderen.
The festival organizers have met
St. Anne's Park
SOFT CELL will perform a live open-air concert at St Anne’s Park on Saturday 3rd June 2023, with very special guests ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK and HEAVEN 17.
Celebrating the most defining music of the 80’s, this seismic synth-pop spectacle brings a line-up of three acts who continue to release ground-breaking new music.
Soft Cell (Marc Almond and Dave Ball) released four UK Top 20 albums between 1981-1984, spawning hits such as Memorabilia’, ‘Torch’, ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’; and of course their boundless, era-defining No.1 hit ‘Tainted Love’.
Skerries Ukulele Festival
Our festival will bring Ukulele lovers together from all over Ireland and abroad to make music, learn new skills, have fun and share our love of music and song with all. The festival will feature a full day of entertainment including a beginners Introduction to Ukulele Workshop, with instruments provided, Master Class Workshops on Chords and Rhythm , a Busk on the Festival Bus visiting three local landmarks for tunes and crack at Balbriggan Harbour Summerfest, Ardgillan Castle and the Man O ' War Pub, an evening Concert in Skerries Sailing Club featuring Skerries Ukulele Strummers, The Paris U
Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon
Starts at Fitzwilliam Place
The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women's event of its kind in the world.
In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering and the event reached a record attendance in 2014 with 41,006 women taking part. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more interest in their own health and fitness. A staggering 1.09 million women have entered the event over its 40 years.
Hundreds of charities are also big winners. The women decide themselves which charity they will support and many
GradIreland Summer Fair
This event hosts some of Ireland’s leading organisations and postgraduate providers with various jobs, internships, and courses available to apply for on the day. So, whether you're looking for your first job after graduation or trying to secure an internship to kickstart your career, the gradireland Summer Fair is the perfect place to get started.
Join us at the RDS Dublin on the 7th of June for the gradireland Summer Fair. Meet with a wide range of employers looking to recruit students and graduates like you! So, whether you're looking for your first job after graduation or trying to se
Talks at the Mess: Soccer and Society in Dublin
Talks at the Mess is a series of talks at Richmond Barracks, Inchicore that celebrate the rich stories and experiences of the local community, past and present.
Inchicore has a long and rich footballing tradition. Within this talk, Conor Curran will explore the history of soccer in Dublin and the game’s role within society taking us from the late 1800s to the early twenty-first century.
Conor Curran is an adjunct lecturer in the School of Education, TCD, who has published extensively on the history of sport and society.
Dublin Graduate STEM Women Careers Event
The Westin Dublin
Students and employers, join us at this Dublin In-Person STEM Careers Event at The Westin.
Network in-person, enjoy live talks from exhibiting employers and ask questions during a Q&A session.
STEM Women has held over 60 inspiring events for STEM students and graduate employers since 2018. Attendees will be able to hear first-hand accounts from women working in various roles and be inspired to follow in their footsteps!
• Targeting students who identify as female and non-binary, but open to all regardless of gender.
• Predicted 800 student sign-ups and over 20 exhibiting employer
Dublin International Chamber Music Festival
This unique annual summer event, held in intimate non-traditional concert venues, has welcomed such luminaries as Vladimir Ashlenazy, Ute Lemper, Mischa Maisky and Pinchas Zukerman. Others who graced the salons of some of Ireland’s historic houses over the years include the Labèque Sisters, Frederica Von Stade, Janet Baker, Angela Hewitt, Krystian Zimerman, Richard Goode, Stephen Isserlis, Michael Collins and Guy Johnston. More recent visitors to this ever-developing summer attraction have been Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Sean Shibe and the Belcea, Casals, Doric, Heath, Pavel Haas and Éb
Ruining The Act
Anxiety, people pleasing, going through the motions, existential dread; what do we do to fight and continue putting on the Act? What is it to ruin the act? We’re going to lean into our reflexes. Send in the clowns. Take your money and leave you with nothing or leave you with everything. We know we can’t change the world in an hour, but we’ll try to.
RUINING THE ACT is a dance performance that both questions and celebrates how we, as people, perform. It’s a look inside the social construct of performance and what that means to the individual. RUINING THE ACT explores how we navigate
Bulmers Live at Leopardstown
Bulmers Live at Leopardstown is back with 8 nights of exciting flat racing followed by top class live music performances. Thursday nights never looked so good! Racing, sun, fun and music - it's the perfect way to kickstart the weekend with friends.
Bulmers Live at Leopardstown has a reputation for bringing the best International and Irish acts to the stage and this year is no different.
• 8th June: Wild Youth
Irish band Wild Youth open Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, bringing elements of rock and R&B to their exuberant pop. The band are Ireland's 2023 Eurovision hopefuls and will be
The UCD Festival returns to the Belfield Campus on 11 June 2022 for an in-person celebration of the best of UCD. Don’t miss this unique day of celebrations, connections, discovery and exploration.
The festival will feature a variety of cultural and literary conversations, masterclasses, workshops, science demonstrations, performances, Irish language events and digital resources. These events reflect the four themes of UCD’s ‘Rising to the Future’ strategy; Creating a Sustainable Global Society, Transforming through Digital Technology, Building a Healthy World, and Empowering Humanit
Cruinniú na nÓg
Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 - Ireland's National Day of Creativity for children and young people. Unleash your creative spirit on 10th June 2023
A Day of Youthful Creativity
Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018 with over 500 events taking place in cities, towns and villages acr
National Concert Hall
On June 10 and 11, the National Concert Hall, together with the Arts Council, present the 11th instalment of the Tradition Now Series.
This summer’s edition features main stage performances by Dublin folk act a lazarus soul on June 10 and a special one-off concert on June 11 Reflecting Migrations, in association with the Irish Traditional Music Archive, celebrating the living tradition, with Steve Cooney, Nava, Moxie, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, John Blake, Brían MacGloinn & Jesse Smith, Kseniya Rusnak, Esosa Ighodoro and more.
The series, which has garnered a growing audience, has evo
Falling Through The Universe
The Little Theatre
Loughshinny actor, Declan Gorman, renowned for his interpretations of Joyce will give a one-off performance in The LIttle Theatre, prior to the London premiere of his solo show on Bloomsday.
A telling of “The Dead” by James Joyce – framed in a personal memoir written & performed by Declan Gorman.
January 1982, a young Irish emigrant walks into a German bar and reads a copy of “The Dead” over one evening. His life is changed forever!
Sense and Sensibility
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer at Newbridge House & Farm for a performance of Sense & Sensibility as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. This exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.
Picnic in the beautiful gardens and enjoy a night of magical theatre under the stars.
dlr Age Well Expo
The Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse
On Sunday June 11th 2023, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council presents the dlr Age Well Expo in association with the dlr Age Friendly Alliance. The event will take place in the Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse to celebrate and showcase services and products available to older people in Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown.
Entry to the event is free of charge.
The dlr Age Well Expo will also provide an opportunity to connect, engage and hear about topics of interest, particularly around the subjects of participation, health and security thus empowering older persons to participate in society a
Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.
Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many differen
Bewley's Cafe Theatre
Blooming Ulysses is a one-man stage adaptation by Gerry Farrell of James Joyce's Ulysses that invites the audience to accompany the central protagonist Leopold Bloom on his wanderings around Dublin. It is a humorous and energetic performance that has been acclaimed by theatre goers and academics alike and serves as an excellent introduction to the novel. This fine production has travelled the world receiving rave reviews wherever it goes and we are delighted to present it at Bewley's for the Bloomsday festival.
International Men’s Health Week
International Men's Health Week (MHW) always begins on the Monday before Father's Day and ends on Father's Day itself. During 2023, it will run from Monday 12th until Sunday 18th June.
MHW is celebrated in many European countries, as well as in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and a number of other places worldwide. The overall aims of the week are to:
• Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages.
• Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.
• Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in m
Robert Cray Band
National Concert Hall
Blues guitar maestro, Robert Cray, along with his band, will return to Ireland for the first time since 2010 to perform tracks from his latest Grammy Nominated album Thats What I Heard.
“Robert Cray is not only making music, he’s also making history,” writes Guitar Player Magazine. Over the past four decades, Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots, blues, soul and R&B, with five Grammy wins, 20 acclaimed studio and live albums that punctuate the Blues Hall of Famer’s career.
Docklands 5K Run
The 2023 race will take place on Thursday, June 15th, starting at 7:45pm. The distance is 5k, run over a flat, fast loop in Dublin’s Docklands area. Organised by the runners from Crusaders Athletic Club, the Docklands 5k race is held with the help of the generous sponsorship, provided by many companies located in the Docklands and surrounding areas.
The Docklands 5k is a non-profit event. All proceeds will be used to improve the facilities of Crusaders AC and to promote sport, health and wellbeing in the community.
Entry is open to runners of all abilities either as individual particip
Taste of Dublin
Taste of Dublin takes place in the Iveagh Gardens each year transforming it into a foodie haven that’s the unmissable highlight of the summer.
Taste is the most exciting food and drink experience of the year. Imagine foodie heaven – outstanding dishes food prepared by famous chefs and restaurants, superb drink, interactive and educational culinary features, exciting entertainment and more!
Taste of Dublin offers visitors the unique opportunity to source essential ingredients from artisan producers, engage with Ireland’s top culinary talent, be on the front line of masterclasses and
Dalkey Book Festival
Founded in 2010 by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams, Dalkey Book Festival celebrates and fosters literary talent in Ireland as well as hosting some of the world’s leading writers and thinkers.
Pulling from the strong literary heritage and natural beauty of Dalkey the annual festival runs across the third weekend in June. Over the years the event has welcomed internationally renowned writers, world leaders, Oscar winners and Nobel Laureates.
From compelling conversations to live performances and debate, Dalkey Book Festival has fostered a community that ignites dialogue, facilitates conv
Product Camp Dublin
TU Aungier Street
ProductCamp Dublin is a collaborative, volunteer-organized 'un-conference' focused on product management and marketing topics.
Learn from, teach to and network with professionals involved in the product management, marketing and development process! The overriding goal is 'building products that scale'.
At the event everyone learns and explores topics of interest to you, the participants. Everyone takes part in some way, either by helping to organise the event or participating on the day.
On the day, you can present a topic, lead a round table discussion, share your experiences by att
Hibernian Orchestra Summer Gala Concert
National Concert Hall
The Hibernian Orchestra, under the baton of John Finucane, presents an evening of romantic classics.
Billy O’Brien, winner of The Hibernian Orchestra’s annual concerto competition will perform Chopin's beloved Piano Concerto No 2, between Verdi’s Overture to La forza del destino and Dvořák's timeless Symphony No 9 “From the New World”.
Presented by the Hibernian Orchestra
Verdi Overture to La forza del destino
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2
Dvořák Symphony No 9 “From the New World”
Dreamgun Film Reads
Smock Alley Theatre
Dreamgun return to Smock Alley with their ever popular, always hilarious parody comedy show Film Reads! Since 2017, Dreamgun have taken some of our favourite movies, (The Lion King, Toy Story, Lord of the Rings) rewritten them and pumped them full of nonsense. A different film every night, performed by unprepared comedians and actors? What could go wrong!
• Thurs 15th: The Matrix
• Fri 16th: Jurassic Park
• Sat 17th: Titanic
WRITTEN BY Stephen Colfer, Gavin Drea and James McDonnell
CAST: Tony Cantwell, Ronan Carey, Stephen Colfer, Finbarr Doyle, Hannah Mamalis, Erin McGathy an
The Stoneybatter Festival is a 3-day neighbourhood festival in the heart of Dublin 7 from June 16th - 18th, 2023.
There will be many events over the 3 days in locations throughout Stoneybatter, Arbour Hill, & Grangegorman, with d Heritgae trails, pop-up libraries, park concert, local food village and picnic area.
Dublin Pride Run
GET READY TO RUN 5K WITH PRIDE!
Celebrate, walk, jog or run with Pride at the Dublin Front Runners' annual 5K Dublin Pride Run as part of the city's LGBTQ+ Pride Festival. Back for its 11th year, the fun-filled friendly race that welcomes all. It starts at 7.30pm on Friday June 16th 2023, at Acres Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Dublin Pride Run isn’t just your ordinary 5K race. It’s a celebration of movement, energy and physical activity. Championing inclusivity, identity, self-expression and queerness in an open,
friendly, safe space, to be yourself and to connect and be with others i
Cathal is 30, flirty, and having a breakdown at his best friend's wedding.
Best Man is a new comedy from ‘A Few Words Theatre’. Written by Dublin based comedians Mikey Fleming and Colman Hayes. It tells the story of Cathal, a man in his 30’s who’s spent the last 2 years watching all of his friends settle down, get married and have kids.Every. Single. One.And here he is, the best man, about to give his speech. Only he appears to have lost it! And he continues to ‘lose it’, completely unravelling in front of all his friends and family. And you get to be there to watch it all unfol
Dublin Summer Flea Market
The Grand Social
Music, fashion, art, crafts, homeware, treats right in Dublin city centre.
Register for a free ticket to skip the queue on the day.
4 areas | 25+ Sellers | DJ.......and some suprises.
Expect something a bit different with the Dublin Summer Flea Market.
The event will be spread out across the full venue of The Grand Social with multiple rooms and a huge mixture of sellers. We will be carefully curating all sellers taking part.
David Rovics the infamous American Folk Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Storyteller is coming to Ireland in June, as part of his World Tour.
One of his most famous songs is 'Saint Patrick's Battalion'. He has an abundance of original music and songs. The acoustic sets he will be playing in Ireland are a must see.
He is also a YouTube indy music icon, with millions of views and he has Streamed Millions of downloads world wide.
David Rovics is known as a internationally acclaimed artist, whose arrangements are praised for their originality and emotional impact.
This is an opportunity fo
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
All Saints Church
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream at All Saints Church.
Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre, and one of Chapterhouse’s most popular shows.
Linda May Han Oh & Fabian Almazan
The Sugar Club
The lingering days of midsummer will be the perfect time to delight in the music of two leading jazz artists of our time: Malaysian-Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh and pianist Fabian Almazan.
These two hugely accomplished performers, improvisers and composers visit Ireland this year with over a decade of stunning musical collaborations, and their concerts will highlight mostly original works that express virtuosity and imagination in generous measure.
Almazan draws profound inspiration from his Cuban heritage, its natural environment, and his musical training in jazz and classical id
Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls, Extraordinary) plays Winnie in Beckett’s masterpiece, directed by Caitríona McLaughlin.
Critics described Siobhán McSweeney’s performance as ‘a dream’ (Irish Mail on Sunday’ and ‘superb ... a remarkable feat' (Irish Examiner) when it was streamed live from the stage of the 3Olympia Theatre in 2021. Now audiences will have the opportunity to see one of Ireland's best-loved actors play Samuel Beckett’s iconic heroine live on stage for 5 performances only.
Winnie is buried up to her waist. The merciless sun beats down. Her husband Willie bare
Dublin Pride Parade
The Pride Parade is a celebration of LGBTQ+ people and culture, the highly visible spectacle of the parade plays an important role in promoting diversity, inclusion and belonging within society. It’s an opportunity to showcase the many LGBTQ+ organisations working within our community along with ally groups who take a visible stand in support of LGBTQ+ people. Since the first Dublin Pride Parade in 1983, it has grown to become one of the most popular and loved events within the city and continues to change the hearts and minds of many people.
The Pride Parade is also a major fundraising e
Yann Tiersen will embark on a tour like no other when he departs from his home – Ushant, an island off the Breton coast – this summer and sets sail for a tour of Celtic lands and the Faroe Islands.
Tiersen & fellow artist QUINQUIS will be travelling on their sailboat, Ninnog – named after a medieval mother superior, born in 414 who travelled from Wales to Brittany, becoming a protector of women and a champion of sustainability and forestry – to a series of performances in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and the Faroe Islands. Please note that QUINQUIS will not be appearing at Yann
Big Girls Don’t Cry
Big Girls Don't Cry - The Internationally-acclaimed Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. They skyrocketed to worldwide stardom 60 years ago with No1 hit Sherry – so, come out tonight as we celebrate all of their million-selling hits.
Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night, Silence is Golden. . . in one incredible concert show! Time to hang on to what you got. . . 8pm - it's the time, Dublin - it’s the place, The Helix - it’s the motion.
This non-stop hit machine, authentically recreated by their phenomenal cast and live band will transport you back in time to 1963 and b
Street Feast is Ireland’s national day of community lunches– it’s about building community and tackling isolation.
Get together with your neighbours to share food and enjoy some conversation and camaraderie this summer. It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment or house, all you need is a space to bring people together. We have had feasts organised in front gardens, on streets and greens, in car parks, laneways, local parks and community centres and can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Host a Feast
Register now to get planning your Street Feast. Here you can apply for
Following the release of his debut album Close To Home and two sold-out nights in Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre, Manchester hip-hop artist Aitch is set to return to play Fairview Park on Sunday 25th June 2023.
Aitch has soared from underground rapper to chart-dominating, platinum-selling, BRIT Award-nominated household name in just three years. Standing at the vanguard of a fresh wave of talent from Manchester, Aitch weaves wit, humour, and confidence through his high-octane releases. Previously hopping on tracks with Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, AJ Tracey, Pa Salieu, and Headie
Trinity College Dublin
Following their sold-out show in 3Olympia in 2022, Texas have announced a headline Dublin show at Trinity Summer Series at Trinity College, Dublin on Monday 26 June 2023.
Inspired by the Wim Wenders classic , ‘Paris, Texas’ , the band were formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1987 by singer Sharleen Spiteri and bassist Johnny McElhone and had a global hit with their debut single, “ I Don’t Want A Lover’ in 1989.
To date, the band have sold over 40 million albums. "Hi" is the 10th album from the band and was released on May 28th 2021. It includes the singles ‘Hi’ (feat Wu Tang Clan)
Trinity College Dublin
After their hugely successful worldwide concert tours, the Electro pioneers Kraftwerk today announce a show in Trinity College Dublin on 29th June 2023 as part of Trinity’s Summer Series. Bringing together music and performance art, Kraftwerk concerts are a true "Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art.”
The multi-media project Kraftwerk was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. They set up their electronic Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, where they conceived and produced all Kraftwerk albums. By the mid 1970’s Kraftwerk had achieved international recogn
The Secret Garden
Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents magical theatre in the magical surroundings of Ardgillan Castle and Demesne with an open-air theatre production of the children's classic The Secret Garden.
This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner... As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has a burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key?
This enchanting story, loved by children and adul
Longitude returns to Marlay Park on July 1st & 2nd 2023.
Global superstar producer / DJ Calvin Harris will headline Saturday night at Longitude – his first show in the Republic of Ireland in 10 years. Harris has received 18 Brit Award nominations – winning British Producer of the Year and British Single of the Year in 2019, as well as five Grammy nominations. He has received an Ivor Novello Award, and was named the Top Dance/Electronic Artist at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.
Producer, remixer & Area10 label boss MK will also perform on Saturday.
Having headlined Longitu
Flavours of Fingal
Newbridge House and Farm
Flavours of Fingal, Ireland’s largest Summer family fun event.
Taking place at Newbridge House and Farm, just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport, these beautiful rolling parklands come to life for 2 amazing days of music, entertainment, farming, food, sport and fun.
Flavours of Fingal, now in it’s 11th year, has to be experienced to be believed.
With over 80,000 visitors in 2022, and plans for bigger and better in 2023 Flavours of Fingal is much more than just an agricultural event, it promises a fun-filled family day out for all ages, showcasing the best of food and drink produce, of
Ballyfermot / Cherry Orchard Arts Festival
Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that the Ballyfermot Cherry Orchard Arts Festival 2023 will take place from July 1st-9th.
The 2023 Committee have come together to create an amazing programme of events for the Festival.
It will be 9 days of art, culture and fun-filled activities, with each day serving up the best of what the community of Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard has to offer.
Come and take part in some of the 40+ activities and events over the two weeks from family fun days, music performances, art attack, circus activities, open mic night, film screenings, opera in
Coastival 2023 will run 1-9 July and will celebrate everything we love about Dún Laoghaire. This new week-long festival will coincide with the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta.
• Maritime movies on the green,
• Live music at Coastival Nights including KILA, Jerry Fish, Mack Fleetwood and much more,
• Comedy club with Dave McSavage and Dublin Improv,
• Boat cruises and boat trips,
• Family fun day at the dlr LexIcon Library,
• Free sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding,
• Summer of heritage events and much more!
Waiting For The Offo
The New Theatre
“Do you ever wonder why we do this to ourselves?”
It’s 7 am Sunday morning, the party was two nights ago but Terry and Niall are still awake and trying to keep the sesh alive…
In this coming-of-age-late comedy-drama, Terry Joyce and Niall Freeman are two loveable Millennials who can’t grow up. After a year abroad, Terry has returned home from exile on the continent to the familiar dull round of Irish parties and living in his mother’s spare bedroom. A self-proclaimed session master, his best friend, Niall, never left and supplements his Monday-Friday insurance sales job with
The Wailers are a rare breed of musicians who have earned their place in the annals of music history. Their culture-defining music, embodying the spirit of the 70s reggae movement, has left an indelible mark on the industry.
Experience the magic of their timeless classics and incredible cuts from Bob Marley’s vast repertoire in a set that is truly unforgettable. Under the guidance of Aston Barrett Jr, son of the legendary “Familyman”, The Wailers continue to preserve the legacy of their iconic sound.
Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta
Dún Laoghaire Harbour
The Regatta will see boats from all over these island take part in four days of competitive racing afloat and great craic ashore.
Ireland's largest regatta will take place from Thursday, 06 July to Sunday, 09 July 2023 and the biennial regatta is planned to coincide with 'Coastival', a new week-long festival celebrating Dún Laoghaire's Maritime heritage, presented by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score, the Gate Theatre is proud to present the Irish Premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s Fun Home, adapted from the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.
After the sudden death of her father, graphic novelist Alison is forced to confront long-hidden familial secrets that come to light. Fun Home features Alison both past and present: her memories as a child playing in the family’s funeral home merge with her time as a college student coming out and finding first love, and her adult life as a successful graph
Smock Alley Theatre
The last day of anyone’s retirement is usually calm and peaceful, that is unless your name is Victor ‘The Knuckles’ Norman. This is the dark and gritty story, based loosely on true events, of one man’s rise and fall and all the chaos that ensues in-between.
“Wow!!!!! What a production! Powerful, gritty, earthy”
“Commanding the stage from beginning to end, Paul Black
bared his soul in giving an unequivocally breath-taking
About the company…
Gurnwah Productions is a punk Rock
theatre company who give local working class valley stories a
place for their
Like the legendary Vicar Street shows, the summer evening shows in Iveagh Gardens have become an unmissable event in the Damo live calendar.
This year Damo will be performing 2 shows with very special guests on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th July 2023.
7th July - Starsailor
8th July - Tau & the Drones of Praise
After amassing over 4+ Billion global streams, 60+ international certifications, countless sold-out headlining shows, appearances at such noteworthy festivals as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo plus a direct support slot opening for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, the Rolling Stones, GRAMMY nominated, Icelandic rockers, KALEO, has proven to be a worldwide phenomenon.
Known for their electrifying live performances alongside frontman JJ Julius Son’s towering, blues-soaked vocals, KALEO toured nonstop for 3 years in support of their debut album, A/B, which has since gone platinum and spawne
On Monday 10th July Christy will perform a gig at Vicar Street to Benefit people experiencing homelessness. All proceeds to Focus Ireland, founded by Sr Stan.
Focus Ireland is a national voluntary organisation that aims to advance the rights of people in homelessness, and works to prevent, alleviate and eliminate homelessness in Ireland.
Focus Ireland is committed to the prevention of homelessness in Ireland. Today, there are 11,988 people in Ireland who are homeless.
Focus Ireland offers individuals and families advice, support, education and housing to help them find and sustain a hom
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Liberty Hall Theatre
Based on the Bible’s book of Genesis and originating from a cantata written for a school choir, Joseph is a much-loved family classic. Written in 1968 and featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph features iconic pop and musical theatre classics known around the world such as UK #1 Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and Go Go Joseph. Joseph has been performed in 86 countries and has starred many famous faces around the globe, including Jason Donovan, Donny Osmond, Phillip Schofield, Alexandra Burke, Sheridan Smith, Darren Day, Stephen Gately, Gareth Gates,
IMMA Summer Party – Continuous Patterns
Continuous Patterns, the IMMA Summer party, returns to the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham over two atmospheric midsummer evenings on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July, 2023 complete with a dazzling array of music, talks, art, food and drink as we celebrate another wonderful year of artistry from our cherished artistic community.
After a sell out edition in 2022, we are excited to continue to develop Continuous Patterns as a widescreen, open ended interpretation of the artistic output of Dublin city – a snapshot of what is both current and continuous in the cannon of expression tha
Liberties Fun Run
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
We're hitting the cobblestones again and we want you to join us!!!
At 7:45 pm on Wednesday, July 19th, St James’s Hospital Foundation will celebrate the 15th annual Liberties Fun Run in aid of St James’s Hospital.
This unique 4-mile timed road race takes participants through the heart of old Dublin and attracts in excess of 1500 participants every year.
Starting & finishing in the beautiful grounds of the Irish Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the route takes in some of the most famous sites throughout the Liberties including St James’s Gate, Francis Street, The Coombe and Fatima.
London Astrobeat Orchestra
The Grand Social
The London Astrobeat Orchestra have ignited a movement where cult western band repertoires are blended with African influences and have made quite an impact in doing so.
The band bring together the finest West African session musicians in the UK with legendary band leader & bassist Edd Bateman hosting rhythmic influences from Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Mali,
Nigeria and Congo. Featuring Jeannot Bel on guitar, Oluwatobiloba McQuitty on drums, blues rock and astropheric soundscaping guitarist and vocalist Julian Burdock, and renowned Guinean Master Griot kora player ‘Mosi Conde’.
Irish Runner 10 Mile
The Irish Runner 10 Mile on 23 July 2023 is the final event in the 2023 Athletics Ireland Race Series at Phoenix Park in Dublin.
This event incorporates the National 10 Mile Championships.
Each event in the series will be chip timed and will include a finishers medal. Non-Athletics Ireland Members will require a One Day License to take part in these events (can be added when registering).
the Liberties Festival is back! Come over for a SEVEN day festival in the Liberties, the village in the city, from 24th - 30th July 2023 celebrating: Music, Culture, Environment, Old Classics, Young People, Health and Wellbeing and a Family Fun Day.
The Liberties Festival is an innovative and purpose driven community festival working with local community members and professional artists to put culture, creativity and diversity at the heart of The Liberties. The festival is delivered by two local community development projects- SICCDA (South Inner City Community Development Association
Park West Night Run 5k & 10k
Park West has it all. A long flat course with the variety of the business park and The Grand Canal. Limited to 1,000 entries you don’t want to miss this unique Night Run. Starting and finishing near the Plaza in Parkwest the 5km participants will do 1 loop while the 10km will do 2 loops.
Finishers medal for each participant. Great atmosphere and flat and accurately measured courses
James Yorkston & Nina Persson
Liberty Hall Theatre
James Yorkston, the gentleman-songwriter of the East Neuk of Fife, has released a series of albums of tenderness and melody, insight and empathy. His eye for the details in life and the richness of his brogue make a Yorkston song instantly recognisable. His 2021 collaboration with Karl-Jonas Winqvist – the Swedish music producer, leader and conductor of The Second Hand Orchestra – resulted in the soothing, warm and sublime The Wide, Wide River (a Guardian Top 10 Folk Album of the year). Shifting from writing on guitar to piano in early 2021, James sent 5-6 songs to Karl-Jonas, and a second
Swords Castle Summer Concerts
Join us for some great Concerts in the Castle in Swords Castle on July 28th & 29th.
As part of the Swords Castle Summer Concert series, the brilliant Nathan Carter will be performing with support from Andy Coogan on the 28 July
The Fantastic Martin Kemp will be performing with the support from Cher Tribute and Choons on the 29 July.
For more information see:
Nathan Carter: https://www.fingal.ie/events/swords-castle-summer-concerts-nathan-carter
Martin Kemp: https://www.fingal.ie/events/swords-castle-summer-concerts-martin-kemp-…
Bray Air Display
The award-winning and hugely popular #BrayAirDisplay will make a welcome return for the summer of 2023. And it will be back bigger and better than ever with an incredible lineup
The free, family event is one of the most popular air shows in Europe and Ireland’s biggest air festival, attracting thousands to the Co. Wicklow seaside town to marvel at amazing aerobatics.
The Bray Air Display is the biggest public free event in Ireland. 2018 saw over 140,000 people attending the overall 2 days event. It also has the largest movement of the public on the Dart network outside of commuting.
Dublin Horse Show
One of the highlights of the Irish summer, the Dublin Horse Show effortlessly combines sport, style and socialising. Returning from the 9-13 August 2023, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Dublin Horse Show is regarded as one of the best equestrian shows in the world, a celebration of Ireland’s affinity with the horse. But superb horses are just one of the reasons to attend a Show that is also renowned for style, shopping and socialising. It’s also one for families too, with dedicated children’s entertainment and pony rides found around the grounds. Combined with hundreds of browsing o
National Heritage Week
National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation.
National Heritage Week is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and run in association with Fáilte Ireland. At county level, National Heritage Week is co-ordinated and supported by Local Authority Heritage Officers, their colleagues and with numerous local heritage groups and organis
Dublin Comic Con – Summer Edition
The Convention Centre
DCC is a pop-culture/fandom event ideal as a family day out or a fan nerd out! Covering everything from movies/tv shows to comics, cosplay and gaming! Whether you are coming to find rare collectibles, meet some Hollywood actors and local artists, have your portfolio reviews by industry professionals or simply cosplay..we will have something to keep you entertained. Oh and all our DCC interactive sets are free!
Dublin Comic Con : Summer Edition 2023!: August 12/13
Thanks again to all our fans for the ongoing support and patience and a massive thank you to our team without whom we really co
Big Grill Festival
The Big Grill is Europe’s largest BBQ festival, and returns for its eighth year from 17th – 20th of August 2023 in Herbert Park, Dublin 4.
We are delighted to share our 2022 lineup with you. This is our biggest lineup yet with lots of new additions. Join us on 17th-20th August 2023 in Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, for 4 days of Fire, Food & Fun.
• 50 + Chefs & Guests
• 20 + Restaurants
• Rancho Relaxo
• Little Grillers – bigger & better
• Bastecamp – demos & talks
• Brewcamp – demos, talks & tastings (new for ‘22)
• OFFSIDE Dining
• Long Table Feasts
First Aid Kit
Singular Artists proudly announces the return of Wider Than Pictures - a series of exceptional shows taking place at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks – this August.
The first headline artist to be announced for 2023 is First Aid Kit – the renowned Swedish folk duo will open the WTP series on Monday 21 August 2023, along with very special guest Nick Mulvey.
Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit bring a familial creative harmony to their music, weaving together elegant folk, breezy Americana, and contemplative pop. The Swedish duo, nominated twice for th
After two breath-taking headline performances at Dublin's 3Arena and SSE Arena last year, part of their worldwide 10 Year Anniversary Greatest Hits tour, The Vamps are set to make a special one-time outdoor appearance in Dublin this August at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks with special guests New Hope Club.
The Vamps (consisting of Brad Simpson, Connor Ball, Tristan Evans, and James McVey) had never really had the chance to take a breather prior to the pandemic. Following the success of their platinum-selling debut album, ‘Meet The Vamps’, which debuted at number 2 on
Europe's longest running ukulele festival, returns to Dún-Laoghaire in 2023.
The Ukulele Hooley is Ireland's international ukulele festival in the lovely seaside town of Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and will take place over the weekend of 26th and 27th August.
It’s our 12th Ukulele Hooley, and we’re really excited to bring you a fun filled musical weekend.
Here’s where you will find an overview of what you can expect over the weekend at the Ukulele Hooley. As we are busy planning the festival many of the following details may change, so keep an eye on the website and social media
Aer Lingus College Football Series
Notre Dame vs Navy
The Fighting Irish will pack up and head to Ireland when opening the 2023 season against rival Navy as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Series in Dublin. The University of Notre Dame, the Naval Academy and Irish American Events Limited are partnering to take an American Football game to Aviva Stadium in Dublin for a Week Zero game on Aug. 26, 2023.
The Notre Dame-Navy game is the second in a series of games in the Aer Lingus College Football Series and will be the third time the Fighting Irish and the Midshipmen have played in Dublin.
Dublin City Council is delighted to announce the return of ‘Smithfield Fleadh’, a free, folk and traditional music event in Dublin City Centre.
The two-day event includes a programme of live music with over 20 acts from the Irish folk and traditional music scene, as well as music and dance workshops for all the family to enjoy.
More details to be confirmed soon.
A Druid production of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy: The Plough and the Stars, The Shadow of a Gunman, and Juno and the Paycock
A century ago, Ireland was reborn in the fires of rebellion and war. The playwright Sean O’Casey bore witness to these seismic events and dramatised them as the Dublin Trilogy, three great works of Irish theatre, full of history, humanity and humour.
100 years later, Druid will weave O’Casey’s three plays into an epic theatrical event of conflict, national identity and the human toll of war, DruidO’Casey.
Audiences will experience O’Casey’s wo
Franz Ferdinand plus special guests PILLOW QUEENS
Live at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.
Fresh off the back of their ‘Hits To The Head’ world tour featuring a 20 track greatest hits collection showcasing the world-conquering success of the band’s career to date; Franz Ferdinand announces a special outdoor concert at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks this Aug 27th.
Franz Ferdinand released ‘Hits To The Head’ in 2022 via Domino records, who signed the Scottish rock band in 2003. Their second single ‘Take Me Out’ exploded onto the interna
The Trash Taste Boys - Joey, Garnt and Connor - are back at it! Come and watch them on stage as they talk, rant and challenge you, the audience, about everything and anything!
Trash Taste is hosted by three of the biggest names in the anime community: Connor "CDawgVA" Colquhoun, Garnt "The Anime Man" Maneetapho and Joey "The Anime Man" Bizinger. Together, these presenters discuss everything related to anime and manga, including reviews of current and classic series, manga recommendations, news and industry discussions. Their insights are both humorous and enlightening, making for an enterta
National Services Day
National Services Day - the first Saturday in September sees the bands, personnel and vehicles of the nations emergency and security services parade from Parnell Square to Dublin Castle. Dublin Castle itself shall host displays of each of the services - Dublin Fire Brigade, RNLI, Irish Coast Guard, Revenue & Customs, Airport Fire & Police, Civil Defence, Order of Malta, St John's, Irish Prison Service, ONE, Irish Water Safety, Community First Responders, Blood Bikes and An Garda Síochána, to celebrate the dedication of staff and volunteers alike in their service to the state and all
Karate 1 Premier League Dublin 2023
Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena
The season of Karate 1-Premier League concludes in Dublin (Ireland). The highly anticipated event is scheduled for September 8 to 10.
For the first time ever, Karate’s first-class series of international events travel to Ireland. The Irish capital city of Dublin will host the final event of the season of Karate 1-Premier League in a celebration of the greatness of Karate.
The Karate 1-Premier League Dublin not only wraps up the year of Karate’s biggest event; it will also be the place where the new Grand Winners will be crowned.
Dublin Fringe Festival
Dublin Fringe Festival is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round artist support organisation focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts from Irish and international makers.
The festival next takes place 09-24 September, 2023.
The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms. It offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector.
Followed by fans and first
Howth Maritime & Seafood Festival
Glorious seaside treats await visitors to the 2022 Howth Maritime and Seafood Festival this coming September.
The Howth Maritime and Seafood Festival is the ultimate celebration of Irish seafood. Howth’s fine restaurants, bars and cafés host a variety of amazing food experiences at the event serving the freshest, most delicious seafood, cooked every way imaginable, including a selection of special Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.
It’s not just the culinary offerings that make the festival so memorable, the Howth Maritime and Seafood Festival is also famous for music & entertainment, wal
Richmond Barracks Harvest Fair
Eat, grow and make on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September at the Richmond Barracks Harvest Fair.
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 a variety of local vendors to purchase such as clothing, crafts, design and art.
As we welcome Autumn, this Fair celebrates the abundance of the Harvest, growth and nature with a cornucopia of seasonal related foods and stalls showcasing crafts by local businesses.
The Head2Head Walk is one of the most popular events in our calendar of events each year. This iconic walk from Howth Head to Bray Head takes you along a stunning coastal walk from Howth to Bray, through the city centre and stopping at Sandymount strand for lunch. Here you have the option to finish your walk and receive your finishers medal or for the more determined, continue on the 2nd part of the walk finishing at the sea front in Bray.
Our walk in 2023 takes place on Sunday, 10th September and this will be the 11th Annual Head2Head Walk. This is a huge testament to the tireless work of
TechConnect Live is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies. The event, which is supported by Ibec and the Small Firms Association (SFA) creates a marketplace for a wide range of SMEs experiencing rapid growth. It’s estimated that SME’s account for 99.8 percent of all active businesses here in Ireland.
Over 3,000 business owners, key decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from all across Ireland will gather to network, learn and do business. Latest figures show SME’s are crucial to the private sector, pro
Dublin Mind Body Experience
Ireland's largest holistic event returns to the RDS, Dublin on the 15th, 16th & 17th of September 2023. Free Admission, 200 Exhibitors, and 100 hours of Complimentary Talks, Workshops & Classes. The event is comprised of four different elements all in one venue, the Mind Body Soul Expo, the Yoga and Meditation Festival, Live Well - Talks & Workshops and the Dublin Psychic Fair.
The Mind Body Soul Expo: Bringing together exhibitors and practitioners from the world of holistic health & wellbeing. The event hosts over 60 holistic therapists from all modalities offering mini tre
Fingal Poetry Festival
Once again this year we will be kicking off with the hugely popular Fingal Poetry Slam on Friday, September 15th at Skerries Mills.
This will be followed The Big Poetry Day Out on Saturday, September 16th with various events around Skerries.
We are delighted to present a programme packed with something for everyone.
Keep an eye out for our exciting programme which will be available shortly.
In the meantime, you might like to check out our Fingal Poetry Festival podcast featuring some of our wonderful poets who took part in the festival in 2022!
Great Dublin Bike Ride
Sport Ireland Campus
On the 17th September 2023, 5,000 riders will set out for the Great Dublin Bike Ride
The event will offer a challenging 100km route for experienced riders and a 60km route for beginners or those looking for a slightly less strenuous day in the saddle. This year we will include a new 140km timed route. Great Dublin Bike Ride is the only cycling event of its kind to happen in Dublin.
The event will start and finish in the Sport Ireland Sports Campus in Blanchardstown, with feed stations available for riders, as well as medical and mechanical support along the route.
All finishers will r
The eighteenth edition of Culture Night Dublin will take place on Friday, 22 September 2023. The programme of events features an exciting programme of cultural discovery across Dublin, with the usual myriad of fantastic events and activities.
Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is brought to you by the Arts Council; it is a national moment, celebrating culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day. It is delivered nationwide in cities, towns, villages and rura
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 owners and professionals.
Biz Expo provide
Elvis by Candlelight
St Patrick's Cathedral
We are ‘all shook up’ as one of the UK’s leading Elvis tribute acts along with an incredible live band perform in ‘Elvis by Candlelight’ at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin!
Grab those ‘blue suede shoes’ and join us for an incredible night of hits including Jail House Rock, Suspicious Minds, Devil in Disguise, The Wonder of You and many more!
Featuring an incredible live band, epic backing vocalists and one of the UK’s leading Elvis tributes, don’t be ‘lonesome tonight’ and book your tickets now- they will definitely not be ‘returned to sender’!
Dublin Festival of History
Various Locations and Online
The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company.
Now in its tenth year, the festival has built a reputation for shining a fresh perspective on history and its importance in our everyday lives, attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile programme of history talks and debate each Autumn.
The 2023 festival will run from Monday 25th September to Sunday 15th October. Programme details will be announ
Tadhg Hickey-The Marxist Terrorist Supporting Scumbag Tour
Liberty Hall Theatre
For a long time Tadhg has campaigned to end the scourge of Corkophobia in Dublin. Now, he needs YOU to join him.
Tadhg's political comedy sketches, including 'Brexit, but it's a houseshare in Cork', have amassed millions of views online, the acclaim of esteemed comedians, journalists and academics all over the world, as well as a sprinkling of death threats.
Join him on his very first stand-up tour and hear him ráiméis about family, fatherhood, colonialism and of course his raison d'être: trying to break up the United Kingdom through the unusual medium of comedy.
WARNING: show like
Dublin Theatre Festival
We bring world-class theatre to Dublin, support artists in creating outstanding work and provide a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world.
At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stories – and a commitment to contributing to the vibrant social and cultural life of our capital. Our mission is to present a programme of exceptional theatrical experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities and visitors that make up our city.
We have a rich history, with much to celebrate, but we are most excited about is what is yet to come. I
The Lion King
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
DISNEY’S THE LION KING returns to Bord Gáís Energy Theatre in September.
With an incredible cast of more than 50 actors, singers and dancers, the story of THE LION KING roars into life using spectacular masks, puppets, and costumes to tell the story of Simba’s journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
Having played in more than 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’S worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.
• Signed Performance: Tuesday
International Dublin Tattoo Convention
Welcome to The ALL NEW International Dublin Tattoo Convention's second edition. Under new stewardship, and partnered with Total Tattoo Magazine, this iconic festival of body art will be a celebration of International and Irish tattooing, and much much more.
We hope to bring you the best tattoo event ever held in Ireland.
The show will bring together some world class international tattoo artists and mix that in with the amazing tattoo talent of Ireland's best tattoo artists. The show also will feature incredible entertainment, acts, shows, music, a stunning art gallery, photo booth, mark
Ireland Music Week
Ireland Music Week 2023: 3rd - 6th October across Dublin city centre venues
‘Showcasing the Soundtrack to Ireland’s Future’
Welcome to Ireland Music Week! The 21st year of the Festival.
Ireland Music Week is an important event in an artists’ development and profile in the music industry. The main aim is to allow both industry and fans to witness the next crop of Irish talent. The showcases and the robust and busy conference schedule maintain IMW’s essential presence as a key international-facing showcase event.
Many artists go on to showcase at some of international f
12 Points Festival
12 Points showcases young, creative and ambitious artists in jazz and related music from all points on the continent.
The next edition of 12 Points takes place in DUBLIN at The Complex on 18-21 October 2023.
Further information and programme will be announced in July.
12 Points presents 12 young European jazz acts each year, creating a unique opportunity to showcase of emerging jazz talent.
The Irish Startup Conference 2023
Trinity College Dublin
The Irish Startup Conference 2023 will gather 450 Startup Founders, CXOs, Investors, and more, from across Ireland. It is free to attend.
This event is hosted by Startup Network Europe. The Agenda will be announced in the coming months.
Startup Network Europe makes conferences for European Startups, which gather thousands of founders, angel investors, and venture capitalists.
Irish Life Dublin Marathon
Starts at Fitzwilliam Street Upper
Starting in Fitzwilliam Street Upper, passing through Phoenix Park and finishing in Merrion Square close to the historic Trinity College, the Dublin Marathon features a fast and flat course in the city's heart.
Few marathon courses can boast a route that takes in so many of a city’s landmarks, with a highly accessible start and finish line location. The Irish climate is perfect for distance running, with average temperatures for October between 12 and 14°C.
The race starts at 09:00 meaning you could be in one of the many warm and welcoming pubs with a pint of Guinness in hand by mid-aft
Dublin Book Festival
The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors.
The Dublin Book Festival was established in 2006 by Publishing Ireland, the all-island trade association for book publishers, establish
Irelands biggest and best art fair is returning to the RDS in November 2023.
Art Source will feature work from hundreds of artists and galleries. There will be a range of events and activities taking place during Art Source including workshops, demonstrations and talks.
We will also have a zone just for kids where your little one can use their imagination to create their own works of art.
Art Source is the most exciting art event of the year, featuring 175 Irish & International artists & galleries gathering together to showcase PAINTING, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION, P
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VisitDublin’s Event Guide
See what's on in Dublin with the Visit Dublin guide to highlights and must-see events taking place over the coming days and weeks...
A guide to some of the Free events taking place in Dublin over the coming weeks. Entertainment.ie also provides information on upcoming comedy, festivals and theatre shows and music in Ireland, as well as celebrity news and gossip.