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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

David Duchovny

The Academy

Known primarily for his television and film work, most notably his portrayal of FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the iconic Fox science-fiction television series The X-Files, actor, writer, and director David Duchovny didn't even pick up a guitar until his early fifties, but by 2015, the 54-year-old had amassed enough material to put out an album of original music. The two-time Golden Globe winner cites artists like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Wilco, R.E.M., and the Flaming Lips as inspirations, and his debut studio long player offers up an evocative blend of country, folk, and brooding alternative ro

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Developer Lunch & Learn

The Digital Hub

Peter from Kubicle is the organiser of this monthly Developer Lunch & Learn meetup, which is an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with Developers from other companies in The Digital Hub. Each month features a main presentation followed by some Q&A and a chance to share your experiences and opinions on the topic if you wish. In the February edition of the Digital Hub Developer Lunch & Learn, Rodhán Hickey, the original Lunch & Learn Founder will be back in The Digital Hub with a very exciting talk. Rodhán will show us a home automation side project that he ha

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The National Biodiversity Conference

Dublin Castle

The National Biodiversity Conference: New Horizons for Nature. We are losing global biodiversity at a rate unprecedented in human history. In Ireland, many of our protected habitats are in poor condition and 14% of assessed species are thought to be endangered. The number of plants, insects, mammals and birds that are threatened or endangered is growing year-on-year. This matters for people as well as the planet. As the web of life breaks apart, the natural systems that give us food to eat, air to breathe and water to drink are increasingly vulnerable. Is that something we are prepared to a

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IADT Taster Days

IADT

Join us for our Taster Days and find out what it's really like to study at IADT. Take part in our hands-on workshops to learn more about the perfect course for you. *You can register for more than one workshop by filling out the form for each choice.

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Lego Animation Workshops

The Ark

Make your own Lego movie in this practical workshop with Brick Flicks. Part of Fantastic Flix at The Ark. All you need to bring is your favourite Lego character to cast as the star of your film. With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, you will work in small groups to create a set, storyboard and plan for your movie, which you will then film, edit, and record using iPads. Age Range: 8-12 Duration: 2.5 hours.

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Motown The Musical

BGE Theatre

Motown the Musical comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright's production features a live orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I'll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine and tells the story behind the classic hits. With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Dia

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This is What Happened

Civic Theatre

Did your dad ever give you lollipops for good behaviour? Would you like me to give you a lollipop now? Would you give me a lollipop now? A trippy triptych of verbal warfare, media spin, and shocking talk-show showdowns. Disarming and alarming This Is What Happened is an unflinching interrogation of objectification. Presented by the highly acclaimed Civic Theatre Company Theatre in Residence, The Corps Ensemble in collaboration with one of The Civic's Associate Artists for 2019: award-winning poet and one of Ireland's most provocative emerging playwrights, Adam Wyeth. Booking Information

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Tangent 28 | Trinity’s Innovation Festival

TCD

Featuring a range of activities, Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace will host its inaugural Tangent 28 Innovation Festival, which will include masterclasses, guest talks, lunch & learn events, open pitch nights, drop-in-advice sessions, and a number of pop-up events. Tangent 28 will bring together students from across Trinity with staff and community partners to explore innovation and entrepreneurial thinking and ideas. [caption id="attachment_46767" align="aligncenter" width="880"] *More events are still being confirmed but register now for the ones you definitely don't want to miss![/

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Scene + Heard Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

Scene + Heard is a Dublin 8 based festival that showcases the best tasters of never-before-seen theatre, comedy + music from the North, South, West + East of Ireland. This year we have programmed a variety of wild + wonderful performances [over 105 in fact!] within 60 minutes, at very happy prices. You (the audience) can become part of the work by giving your review - by Secret Ballot, Video Booth, Tablet Tale or the 4word Twitter Challenge.

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The Tide

The New Theatre

Strangers on a beach. Both like to swim to forget the reality of their lives. Ivy: a middle-aged woman in a deeply unhappy marriage. J.C, a young man trapped with the step mother he inherited. Each of them dreams of a different life. Ivy dreams of being swept away by a passionate relationship, she yearns for a lover to come to her out of the sea. J.C dreams of the Monte Carlo rally, of swimming the channel and going to America. We all dream! The Tide is a black comedy about the lengths this unlikely pair will go to, to make their dreams a reality. How far would you go for a dream? The Tide is

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Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Various Locations

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland's biggest celebration of Irish and International Feature Film. The festival takes place each year in Spring and in 2012 showed over 140 of the very best films from 30 countries worldwide. As well as a jam packed program of film, the festival presents a wide array of movie events ranging from the glitz and glamour of the red carpet to outdoor cinema installations that take place right across the city to industry masterclasses.

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The Cripple of Inishmaan

Gaiety Theatre

Martin McDonagh's work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike. The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan (Inis Meáin), off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring Inishmore (Inis Mór) to make a documentary about life on the islands. 'Cripple' Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance… or so some believe.

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Unibet Premier League Darts

3Arena

The Unibet Premier League will return to Dublin as the sport's top stars take to the stage at the 3Arena. The ten-player tournament feature league nights across the UK, Netherlands and Germany in 2019, alongside the hugely popular annual visit to Dublin. The sell-out success of previous visits to the 3Arena will see the tournament return to Dublin on February 21 for the third night of the season. Five matches on the night are set to see the likes of world number one Michael van Gerwen and current World Champion doing battle on the oche. Booking Information Tickets cost €56 for Table

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Guinness PRO14 Leinster Rugby vs Southern Kings

RDS

The visit of the Southern Kings to the RDS will be an opportunity to see many of Leinster's talented youngsters get a chance to shine on the hallowed RDS turf. With the game taking place in the middle of the busy Six Nations schedule, many of Leinster's frontline senior internationals will be away with the Irish squad, giving the boys in blue an opportunity to blood some of the long line of talented players from their youth ranks. At last season's 67-7 blowout win, up-and-coming outhalf Ciarán Frawley bagged 19 points and the Man of the Match award in his first start for Leinster. The S

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Marlay House Traditional Irish Music Nights

Marlay House

dlr Heritage Events are delighted to host three evenings of Local Traditional Irish Music and Song from award winning Local traditional musicians in the wonderful setting of Marlay House. If this event does not sell out, there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door each evening. The music nights will take place on the following nights: Friday 22/2/2019 - Woods Family (Traditional Music and Singing)/ Róisín Chambers (Singing). Friday 29/3/2019 - Moynagh Family (Traditional Music)/ Mac Uilleagóid Family (Traditional Music). Friday 26/4/2019 - Cathal Croke (Uille

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Dublin Guitar Symposium – Back to the Future

TU Dublin

Expanding on the success of the inaugural Dublin Guitar Symposium, this event will gather some of the most distinguished and highly regarded scholars and musicians of the classical guitar. Over the past twenty years or so, an explosion in classical guitar research has been gradually redressing the balance for what James Tyler described as a 'neglected' instrument. It is now understood that musical practices, and to some extent the study of musical practices, of the classical guitar are technically, aesthetically and culturally mediated by the instrument. The theme of the Dublin Guitar Sympo

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Reeling in the Showband Years

The Helix

 The Ronan Collins Showband Show, Reeling In the Showband Years, has been a smash hit for the past 9 years, and returns to The Helix to Celebrate its amazing 10th Anniversary Tour. And what a line-up it is this year - Ronan Collins will act as as Host and Compère and will also perform his renowned tributes to the great Joe Dolan, The Eurovision and more! Red Hurley, Linda Martin, Dave Lawlor, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors Showband, Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg, and more to be announced. The show's exciting finale is an All Cast Salute to the Showband Era. All of the stars

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The Country Girls

Abbey Theatre

Edna O'Brien revisits her era-defining debut novel in a new stage adaptation. All of Edna O'Brien's novels published during the 1960s were ruled "indecent and obscene" under the Censorship of Publications Act. This started when the publication of The Country Girls caused outrage. It was banned in Ireland by the authorities and publicly burned by the clergy. Notoriety quickly turned to fame and this coming of age story of two young women in 1950s Ireland became a best-seller. The Country Girls is the Dublin: One City, One Book 2019 Choice. #TheCountryGirls Booking Information Times: M

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NCAD | CEAD Open Day

NCAD

Open Day is an information event for all current and prospective art and design students who want to progress through part-time accredited study to certificate and diploma level. Whether you are currently on a non-credit beginners or intermediate course, or are a certificate student, this is a must for anyone who wants more information on CEAD Certificate courses, or the CEAD Part-Time Diploma in Art and Design. Tutors and students from the certificate and diploma courses will be available to chat and answer questions about the teaching and learning experience at CEAD, NCAD. There will be p

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Palace

The Workman's Club

Leo Wyndham, Matt Hodges and Rupert Turner have been friends since they were thirteen and released their debut album So Long Forever in 2016. Following extensive touring of the festival circuit and a sold-out UK headline tour including Shepherds Bush Empire, the London based three-piece have been busy writing and recording at their own studio in Tottenham.

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Bat the Father Rabbit the Son

Draíocht

It's Dublin in the 1980's. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something's wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. Their voyage out of Howth and up the River Liffey builds to a climax described by The Guardian as, "one of the strongest dramatic conclusions I've ever seen". An explosive exposition of the generation that led us to Boom and Bust.

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Shurikon

Griffith College

DIT Japanimation and Game Society will be hosting their annual anime, gaming and cosplay convention Shurikon 2019 in Griffith College. The event is a non-profit charity fundraiser run by students and volunteers. The goal is to provide an event celebrating uniqueness and hobbies through cosplay and gaming events. Shurikon gives attendees a chance to experience a real sense of community and an opportunity to have a lot of fun and laughs. This year the convention will have many exciting events and wonderful special guests. These include, but are not limited to: Lara Wegenear, a German cosplaye

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Planting with Bees (and Other Pollinators) in Mind

National Botanic Gardens

No matter how small a space you may have to plant flowers, Mary Montaut aims to help you choose plants which will encourage both honey bees and wild pollinators to visit. Mary will show how attracting bees and other pollinators to your garden will have the added benefit of increasing your yield of crops of soft and tree fruits too. Mary Montaut has been keeping honey bees in her garden in Wicklow for the past twenty years. Her passion for gardening began as a child when she was inspired by her favourite aunt who lived close to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Mary is currently editor of An

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The Wickedness of Oz

Project Arts Centre

A story of unfilled potential, The Wickedness of Oz follows a day in the life of a travel agent with a penchant for 1960's musicals. Debbie McInerney's day spirals into a mire of self-doubt when she wakes up to a newsfeed clogged with expats having the time of their lives. Convincing herself that there's no place like home, Debbie is forced to face reality when her boyfriend tells her he has some news. Booking Information Preview: 7.45pm - February 25th, €18. Matinee: 3pm - March 2nd, €18.

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

BGE Theatre

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Col

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Ibec Business Leaders Conference

The CCD

Ibec Business Leaders Conference: A Sustainable Future - Real and Virtual. The conference explores the subjects most relevant to Irish business and provides insights into these key topics through panel discussions, keynote speakers and by providing opportunities for discussion with other attendees. The conference is a must-attend event for business leaders, corporate affairs and public policy professionals and is an exceptional opportunity to network with people from all sectors. The key themes that featured at the 2018 conference was the Irish business model and the rise of its intangible

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BBC World Service – The Conversation

Dublin Castle

The BBC World Service's women's Programme The Conversation, is staging a series of debates to explore the complexities, joys and hardships of being a woman in different parts of the world. "On February 26th we are coming to Dublin Castle to explore the hopes and frustrations of Irish women today. We have brought together a panel of successful and outspoken influencers, each a trailblazer in their field and responsible for pushing the boundaries of what women are allowed to have and achieve. They will discuss life after the referendums, and what's next in the fight for equality in Ireland."

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New Music Dublin

National Concert Hall

Presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland, the National Concert Hall and RTÉ, New Music Dublin 2019 returns to full strength and will feature Irish premieres of major works by Kaija Saariaho’s Graal théâtre (with Ensemble Intercontemporain’s Hae Sun Kang on violin) and Louis Andriessen’s Vermeer Pictures both performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Musikfabrik will perform their extraordinary Frank Zappa programme alongside Michael Wertmüller's wild "antagonisme contrôlé" with the legendary saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, and members of Ensemble Intercontemporain

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International Martial Arts Irish Open

Citywest Hotel

The largest and most prestigious tournament in the world a WAKO World cup and WAKO World Kickboxing Series tournament. The tournament is run by an elected volunteer committee in support of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. All profits relating to the event are donated to the ISPCC annually. It is an offical WAKO World Cup and a founding member of the Kickboxing World Series. We host competitive matches in the following WAKO Kickboxing Diciplines: • Pointfighting • Lightcontact • Full Contact • K1 Rules • Musical Forms

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Peat

The Ark

The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new theatre show created especially for children aged 8+. How far down is yesterday? On the edge of a town, in the middle of a bog, half way between a school and a housing estate, Rayy and Jo have come to dig a hole. Peat is the story of the things they bury, and the things they find. With lightness and humour, this new play for children asks big questions about life, death, time and history. A conversation between two 11-year olds who find themselves standing on top of everything that has ever happened, it is a story of friendship, loss, an

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The Children

Gate Theatre

Three retired nuclear scientists. A crumbling cottage by the sea. The fallout from life, love and nuclear power stations. As the world grapples with the aftermath of a catastrophe at a nuclear power station, two retired nuclear engineers are enjoying a quiet life in their remote cottage by the sea. The arrival of an old friend, however, forces them to face the crumbling world outside and interrogate their responsibility towards future generations. Lucy Kirkwood's provocative and darkly funny play, The Children, explores ageing, personal responsibility, and the effects of climate change.

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Careers in Screen Day

IFI

Following the huge success of last year's inaugural event, the IFI and the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival will once again offer an inspiring and innovative day of events for young people interested in finding out more about working in the film industry. The first guests confirmed for the 2019 event are Lenny Abrahamson, the Oscar-nominated director of Room, Adam and Paul, Frank, and The Little Stranger and Consolata Boyle, three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer of The Queen, Florence Foster Jenkins and Victoria & Abdul. This event, aimed at Senior Cy

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First Fridays For Startups

Dogpatch Labs

First Fridays for Startups, powered by Google For Startups, is a platform for the tech startup ecosystem to come together on a regular basis, enabling them to learn, connect and grow. The regular format is: 10.00am-12.00pm - Mentoring: 1-on-1 mentoring in the format of 25-minute slots with a variety of curated mentors. 12.30pm-1.30pm - Lightning Talks: Three guest speakers give short 'lightning' talks on a special topic. 1.45pm-2.45pm - Keynote: a 'keynote' speech from an expert in the field of tech.

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Guinness PRO14 Leinster Rugby vs Toyota Cheetahs

RDS

Leinster welcome the Cheetahs from Bloemfontein in South Africa to the RDS for the very first time. The teams met just once last season at high altitude in the Free State in a match which saw Cheetahs come out on top with a handsome 38-19 win. The Cheetahs had a successful first year in the Guinness PRO14 which saw them rack up 12 wins and qualify for the play-offs. Leinster were the first team to visit the Southern Hemisphere as a part of the expanded Guinness PRO14 line-up, and were unable to complete a double over the South African teams. They'll be looking for a better result this year

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Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show

RDS

Let's face it, Motorbikes are cool. The Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show is more than just a fun event to visit, it's got the new 2019 bikes for you to check out, a huge selection of clothing, helmets, equipment and lots more to do and see. As Ireland's largest motorcycle centre in 2019, the show will be the place to visit to bag the 'Best Ever Biking Bargains'. Don't miss all the live action, the bargains, the babes and the fun! This is the best day out all year. Fun for all the family! Opening Times: Friday, March 1st, 2.00pm - 8.00pm Saturday, March 2nd,10.00am - 6.00p

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Engineers Week

Various Locations

Engineers Week is a week-long festival of nationwide events celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The annual event is coordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland's STEPS programme – a strategic partner of Science Foundation Ireland's (SFI) Smart Futures Programme. The aims of the week include:  Encourage young people, their teachers and parents to explore the fun world of engineering. Generate interest and enthusiasm for engineering in their everyday lives. Inspire young people to explore engineering career paths. Highlight the diverse opportunities engi

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Mother Tongues Festival

Tallaght

A celebration of the thousands of languages that exist around the world, the unique Mother Tongues Festival marks UNESCO International Mother Language Day. Enjoy colourful and diverse performances and workshops for all ages in over 20 different languages. This year's festival will take place in Tallaght. As the largest of Dublin's suburbs, Tallaght is the home of hundreds of languages and cultures, and is a busy artistic hub. The Festival will take place in Rua Red, the Civic Theatre and the County Library. These three venues will liven up for two days of mesmerising performances, hands

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The Royal Moscow Ballet presents Swan Lake

The Helix

A firm favourite with the Helix audience annually , The impressive ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET makes a return visit this March 2nd 2019 with its inspiring production of Swan Lake. Set to Tchaikovsky's magical and mystical score , Swan Lake is one of the most famous and best loved works in the Ballet repertoire worldwide . The Royal Moscow Ballets production of Swan Lake is an irresistible combination of drama and tragedy set against the dramatic battle between good and evil. From the splendour of the palace Ballroom to the moon lit lake where Swans glide in perfect formation. All brought to l

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Royal Irish Academy of Music Orchestra Concert

Christ Church Cathederal

A feast of orchestral music performed by the RIAM Symphony Orchestra and the RIAM Intermediate orchestra. James Cavanagh, conductor. The exuberant members of the RIAM Intermediate and Symphony Orchestras perform under the baton of James Cavanagh in the magnificent setting of Christ Church Cathedral. In addition to a delightful potpourri of music played by the RIAM Intermediate Orchestra, audiences at Christ Church can also look forward to a performance of Shostakovich's colourful First Symphony, delivered with spirited aplomb by the young musicians of the RIAMSO.

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Shamrocks and Shillelaghs – Guided Tour

National Botanic Gardens

Guided Tour - Shamrocks and Shillelaghs. During the month of the feast of Saint Patrick, the National Botanic Gardens are hosting a special Irish plants and folklore tour. Hear about the magical myths & legends surrounding Irish plants from ancient to modern times. Find out which plant is the 'real shamrock', meet the nobles of the wood, and learn about fairies in the forests. Tickets available on the day in the visitor centre.

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BC Camplight

The Workman's Club

Alongside trusted drummer Dawson is Luke Barton (guitars, synths), guitarist Tom Rothery and multi-instrumentalist/backing singer Ali Bell. Leading them is a man that a bartender in Manchester recently described as, “like Mozart and Tony Soprano had a kid.” Brian Christinzio, and BC Camplight, genius and pain, may be here to stay at last. Rescheduled date for BC Camplight live at The Workman's Club. The show was cancelled on 27th October. Tickets for the original date are still valid.

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LEO | Hi-Start Management Development Programme

Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley

The Hi-Start ‘Get your Business Investor Ready’ Programme is a short, highly focused workshop and one-on-one support process aimed at ambitious start-ups who are targeting international markets. If your business requires high level support to build a platform for successful long term development and to crystallise and deliver a powerful investor pitch then Hi-Start is for you. Running March to October 2019 in Dublin, Hi-Start has been developed and part-funded by the Dublin & Wicklow Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland. The six half day workshops are designed to each con

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The Blindboy Podcast Tour

Vicar Street

Blindboy's increased notability away from Rubberbandits, has allowed for him to explore wider avenues and create perhaps outrageously mind-altering brainchildren which can only be described as courageous, yet bonkers. With a number one selling book under his belt and a podcast that has reached interest not only in Ireland but internationally, the satirist could possibly single-handedly change people's mind set on mental health and the deafening stigma it surrounds. Outspoken, informed and empathetic, Blindboy engages his audience with an unusual touch of realism. There is a very authentic f

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The Gloaming

NCH

The Gloaming have performed an unprecedented 24 sold out concerts at NCH since their inception, celebrated a #1 Album, won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, won a Meteor Choice Music Prize Album of the Year, and topped multiple 'performance of the year' polls.

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Met Opera: La Fille du Régiment (Encore)

Light House Cinema

Marie was found on a battlefield as a baby, and raised by the entire 21st Regiment as their 'daughter'. Her foster-father Sulpice has decreed that she should marry a soldier from the Regiment. When Marie falls for the Tyrolean Tonio, it looks as though she may have to choose between her family and true love. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

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AI & Machine Learning Summit

Croke Park

Thanks to industry collaboration and the IDA striving to position Ireland as one of the destinations at the forefront of the AI and machine learning world, opportunities abound for indigenous tech companies, start-ups and R+D. Indeed, a new report on 2019 tech trends from the disruptive technology research and advisory firm Ecosystm predicts that 2019 will be the first year that AI will start to impact employee and customer experiences, from 'the board to the living room'. This inaugural Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summit aims to explore firstly the opportunities for the te

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SPECTRUM festival

Various Locations

SPECTRUM presents a diverse programme of music that flows through the prism of the jazz approach; its output a miscellany of sound, covering the full spectrum from jazz, progressive, rock, alt-folk to electronica. Presented by Improvised Music Company (IMC) in association with Note Productions, SPECTRUM is a weekend festival of stimulating sounds at the creative intersection where jazz, contemporary, rock and electronic music collide, with focus on the live and improvised. SPECTRUM takes place each March in a selection of venues in Dublin city centre. Thurs March 7th: Peter Brotzmann

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The Game

The Helix

The Game went from Gangsta to great musician right before our eyes. He recharged legendary west coast captain Dr Dre, delivering the producer's last true Cali-themed classic in The Documentary and then took it upon himself to keep West Coast hip-hop relevant – #1 hit single, #1 album and $20 million-dollar film role at a time. His official foray into Hip Hop, The Documentary, was a #1 Billboard 200 debut, selling an impressive 586,000 units in the first week continuing to 2.5 million plus units in the US. The Game is Rap's MVP. Support on the night from JyellowL and CreativeCrime. St

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Country to Country

3Arena

Country to Country; Europe's biggest country music festival is back at 3Arena Dublin for its sixth year from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2019, with yet another incredible line up from the C2C team. With his first show in Ireland for over ten years, a major coup for C2C, the celebrated four time Grammy™ Award winner, chart record breaker and international superstar Keith Urban will play C2C for the first time ever, while one of Nashville's most revered and hugely acclaimed musicians, Chris Stapleton, makes his much-anticipated return to the festival in a headline spot. Superstar trio a

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The Examination

Axis

The Examination is a new theatre performance by Brokentalkers, focusing on the theme of healthcare in the Irish prison system through a combination of historical research and testimony from prisoners and former prisoners. Featuring Brokentalkers distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality, The Examination is an uncompromising and revelatory look at an aspect of our society that is all too often ignored. Over a 12-month period, Brokentalkers' directors Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon held theatre workshops and interviews with prisoners and former p

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Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance

Draíocht

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Draíocht with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again, he would think that, wouldn't he? 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** Herald.

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Startup Weekend Immigration Dublin

Udemy

54 hours to create and develop startup ideas that will have a positive impact on our planet. Do you think that in diversity comes strength? That our cities and society should be more inclusive? You are passionate about innovation? You also always have ideas that you want to share with the world? Then look no further as we have the perfect event for you! Our goal is to create a healthy environment where entrepreneurs from a non-traditional background can create, collaborate and build firm contacts in the Irish business scene as well as finding innovative solutions to make the world more dive

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Women’s Voices: Then and Now – A Creative Celebration of Women’s Stories from 1916 – 1923

St Laurence's

Smashing Times presents this celebratory evening which marks International Women's Day 2019 and features a performance of Constance and Her Friends by Mary Moynihan, performed by Megan O'Malley, a film screening of a new short film and a panel discussion titled Women's Voices: Then and Now, celebrating the lives of women in Irish history from 1916 - 1923 and women's voices today. The Compere for the evening is Orla O'Connor, Head of the National Women's Council of Ireland. Guest speakers on the panel include Mary Moynihan - Theatre and Film Maker, Artistic Director of Smashing Times, Edel O

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Dublin Comic Con

The CCD

Dublin Comic Con: 2019 - Spring Edition - brings media guests from a host of genres! You can also meet a host of Comic creators, international cosplayers, SFX Industry pros, artists, fans and professionals all together for a weekend of talks, workshops, demos, interactive activities and all around great family fun with some amazing guests, panels, cosplay and more! Don't worry, the August show is also returning! So come along to meet actors from your favourite TV shows/Movies, Comic Artists and writers or partake of one of the many activities over the weekend including workshops, compete in

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The Legend of Luke Kelly

dlr Mill Theatre

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend. Dublin singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh, was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. His performances capture the depth and passion of the great man he was so heavily influenced by. Over the past sixteen years he has amazed audiences abroad and has sold out prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street & The Cork Opera House, with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly's family. Chris released his own album of original material "Voice Of The People" in

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6 Nations Championship – Ireland vs France

Aviva Stadium

The 2019 Six Nations will once again see the international rugby union teams of Ireland, France, England, Scotland, Wales and Italy, take each other on over the course of five thrilling rugby-packed weekends of fixtures. This is an international competition that takes place annually, with each of the six sides playing each other once.

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Jekyll & Hyde

Pavillion Theatre

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London. As his fiancée Emma grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, a prostitute,

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The Mirror Crack’d

Gaiety Theatre

Times are changing. Girls are wearing trousers and Hollywood has come to a sleepy English village in the shape of a beautiful film star. Miss Marple begins to question her place in the world until a mysterious death calls into question the past of all those present. Everyone's version of events is different. Can Miss Marple unravel the tangle of lies? This thrilling new play, based on Agatha Christie's novel and featuring Susie Blake (Coronation Street, Mrs Brown's Boys) and Simon Shepherd (Peak Practice), explores how we all colour our own memories, our own truths, to disguise the darkness

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PM Summit

The CCD

The PM Summit is an unique event insofar as it is not aligned with any one institution, professional body or for that matter methodology. The PM Summit caters to all sectors of industry, from engineering to pharmaceutical, from government bodies to IT. We are a gathering of eclectic project managers looking beyond our industries to experience and explore new ideas from other sectors. By bringing together as diverse a group of project management professionals as possible, we create a unique opportunity for true knowledge transfer and maturing of ideas. In its simplest term the PM Summit is a co

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Unquiet Graves: The story of the Glenanne Gang

IFI

Unquiet Graves: The story of the Glenanne Gang, details how members of the RUC and UDR were centrally involved in the murder of over 120 innocent civilians during the recent conflict in Ireland. It will detail how members worked hand in hand with known sectarian murderers in the targeted assassinations of farmers, shopkeepers, publicans and other civilians, in a campaign aimed at terrorising the most vulnerable in society. Now known as the Glenanne Gang, the group of killers rampaged through Counties Tyrone and Armagh and across into the Irish Republic, in a campaign that lasted from July 1972

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St Patrick’s Festival

Dublin

The 2019 National St Patrick's Festival celebrates Ireland's rich heritage of Storytelling in a spectacular five-day programme showcasing the very best of traditional and contemporary Irish storytelling. The Festival will feature a host of fun-filled family experiences, breathtaking large scale events, diverse and challenging newly commissioned performances, a myriad of musical treats, the magnificent National St Patrick's Day Parade and new for 2019, a three-day Festival Village at Merrion Square, Dublin. St Patrick's Festival is the biggest celebration of a National identity in the world.

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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

The CCD

3 days of brews, food, fun and entertainment at Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, Ireland's largest craft brews and food festival. It's more than just craft beer; be entertained by home-grown artists and enjoy culinary delights while tasting the latest beers and spirits all under the one roof. Choose from more than 400 of the finest brews crafted by top brewers, cider-makers and distillers from Ireland and overseas. Sample an array of scrumptious eats and delicious treats sure to satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy live rugby on three giant screens and an eclectic mix of homegrown act

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Legends and lore of South Dublin

Civic Theatre

Internationally renowned composer and conductor Vincent Kennedy presents the world premiere of his new musical suite based on the Legends and lore of South Dublin (Oisín's return from Tír na nÓg, The Hell Fire Club). Composed for a Symphonic Wind Band comprising the Rathfarnham Concert Band Society and the Sounds Ensemble (Director Terry Clancy) along with choral and solo elements with Sing and Tonics (Director Maeve O'Hara), Aisling Kennedy (Soprano accompanied by Orlaith Sharkey Piano), Anne Murnaghan (Cello). MC and narrator Declan O'Brien. The new musical suite will form the 2nd half

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Trinity and the Changing City – Dublin’s Languages

TCD

The growing linguistic diversity of the city presents residents and policy makers with challenges and opportunities. Aligning perspectives drawn from recent research with the lived experience of those moving between different languages in the city, this session will feature contributions from: Francesca La Morgia, Assistant Professor in Clinical Speech and Language Studies at Trinity and director of the social enterprise Mother Tongues; Rory McDaid, Lecturer in the Sociology of Education at Marino Institute of Education; and the Nigerian/Irish gaeilgeoir and radio presenter Ola Majekodunmie

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National Construction Summit

Citywest

The purpose of the National Construction Summit is simple — Bring together over 2000 construction companies, developers, policy makers, project owners, building owners, government & municipal bodies, lenders & private investment firms, architecture & design firms, planners, facility managers, property managers, large industrial companies, technology companies, legal & tax professionals, equipment & machinery providers, building material providers, professional advisers, energy & environment professionals — in order to stimulate debate, enrich knowledge and connect s

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Nicki Minaj with Juice Wrld

3Arena

Global hip-hop icons Nicki Minaj with Juice Wrld hit the road together for the first time on their NickiHndrxx tour, stopping off at Dublin's 3Arena on Friday 15th March, 2019. The Nicki Wrld Tour is a 'can't miss outing' for fans of the hitmakers who dominate the modern hip-hop and mainstream charts. The multi-award winning artists are also known for their high energy performances of their chart-topping hits. Together, they are bound to bring the heat to the stage for an unforgettable night on this massive joint tour.

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Aslan – Goodbye Charlie Moonhead Tour

The Olympia Theatre

Aslan's album Goodbye Charlie Moonhead was released 25 years ago back in 1994. With this in mind the band will be touring the album throughout 2019. Songs such as Rainman, Where's the Sun, Games, Sweet Time, Goodbye Charlie Moonhead and of course Crazy World will be performed LIVE on this tour. Don't worry, the band will also be playing crowd favourites This Is, Too Late For Hallelujah and more. To coincide with the Goodbye Charlie Moonhead Tour, the album has been released on vinyl for the very first time!

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Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk

Dún Laoghaire to Howth

The annual Harbour2Harbour Walk takes place along the scenic Dublin Bay on St Patrick's Day 2019. Grab your walking shoes and come along for a guaranteed fun day out! It's an alternative way to celebrate St Patrick's Day. You can choose to walk from Dún Laoghaire Harbour to Howth Harbour or vice versa, and the 16 mile/26km route is suitable for most fitness levels. The walk takes participants along the spectacularly scenic Dublin Bay and more than 2,000 people are expected to take part. Don't forget to stop off at the Halfway Hooley hosted by Dublin Port Company to enjoy music and refr

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Electric

Smock Alley Theatre

Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two walks of life and residing on two sides of the festival, the pair unexpectedly meet in the neon fields of Electric Picnic. Hysterically riotous and soul-stirring, Electric probes our innate prejudices and preconceived notions of who we are while taking you on the session of a lifetime! The show transports you to the fields of Stradbally where a 72 hour party is in full swing, Electric Picnic. Amidst the mayhem two young girls unexpectedly find their paths crossed. Be ready to dance,

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American Idiot

Gaiety Theatre

This story of youthful disillusion and mistrust of society and government has never been more current; particularly with the modern parallels in the USA where school children have mobilised to form an impressive campaign for gun law reform. The musical's hit songs include Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day's 2009 release 21st Century Breakdown, and an unreleased love song, When It's Time.

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AHEAD – Journey to Oz: Travelling together towards inclusive education

Croke Park

Journey to Oz - Travelling together towards inclusive education. Students and staff in our further and higher education system are on significant journeys - students are travelling the road to graduation and staff are navigating the move towards mainstreamed inclusion on campus. Much like in Oz, they find that the journey itself is more important than the final destination and they find what they crave within them. This international conference will ask: How can our college services respond to an increasingly diverse student population and help them to release the potential within a

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Waltons World Masters Series – Lizz Wright

NCH

Acclaimed American vocalist Lizz Wright is a truly extraordinary singer, with a musical palette that encompasses gospel, folk, jazz, pop, blues and spirituals. The daughter of a minister and music director in rural Georgia, and now living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Wright grew up playing piano and singing in her father's church. Her music is imbued with the lively passion of Southern sacred tradition and connects the texture of church music with the groove of jazz, endowing both with new depth and radiance. Her extraordinary voice 'simmer[s] with midnight heat and the ca

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Ireland’s Call

Axis

Follow the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin's northside. What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime? Examining issues of class, religion and identity, this new play is an unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche, bringing our collective guilts, secrets and flaws to the surface. 'A stark anthem to life on the margins' - The Irish Times.

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Absolute Eagles

The Sugar Club

Playing all the hits from 1972 right up to the modern day classics, Absolute Eagles are devoted Eagles fans and have worked to reproduce every nuance of the original records. From tight five-part vocals to intricate guitar harmonies, Absolute Eagles will take you on a musical journey through the hits of one of the greatest bands of all time!

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Learn Inbound – Advanced PPC Course

Aviva Stadium

Competition for first page Google listings is increasing, and the learning curve to run successful PPC campaigns is getting steeper and more challenging. This course will empower you to gain advanced intelligence so you can perform advanced targeting, bidding, re-marketing, attribution, and reporting, so your business can thrive and maximise your PPC budget. This full-day training will kick off by connecting your business objectives to PPC goals to inform all your future strategy building and reporting. Then cover a toolkit for you to leverage for keyword research and understanding your cus

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Gaelforce Dublin

Tallaght Stadium

This is no urban myth. This is real. Choose your adventure challenge: GFD 49KM or GFD 29KM. The route crosses the divide between city and country making this a unique adventure challenge. Trail & mountain running/walking. Cycling Kayaking Find yourself on tracks, trails, sealed roads and a shimmering reservoir. Only 20mins from Dublin city centre. Two distances, One city. No limits to the adventure. #EntertheElements

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Irish National Opera Presents Madama Butterfly

BGE Theatre

In association with Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and in partnership with RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Irish soprano Celine Byrne joins a host of international and Irish singers to star as Madama Butterfly in Puccini's most heart-wrenching opera. Ben Barnes directs. Timothy Redmond conducts the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Madama Butterfly takes us on the emotional journey of a devoted young Asian woman as she faces the truth about Pinkerton, the US navy lieutenant she marries. Sound advice from her maid, Suzuki, and the American consul, Sharpless, falls on deaf ears. The worldly-wise Pinkerton sets up h

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O’Hanlon Acrobatic Showcase

Civic Theatre

An evening of entertainment in acrobatics, tap ballet with a hint of musical theatre. The O'Hanlon Acrobatic recreational students and competition team are excited to perform their first Acro Show. Watch their beautiful lines leaps and turns as they transport you to a world of wonderful things. It is an evening not to be missed.

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Blue Planet II – Live in Concert

3Arena

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, along with conductor Matthew Freeman, will provide the live accompaniment to the stunning visuals of Blue Planet II – Live In Concert. Bringing the wonders and mysteries of the planet's oceans and its inhabitants to the arena stage, Blue Planet II – Live In Concert, will present a selection of incredible visuals from the BAFTA Award winning BBC One landmark series, highlighting the amazing natural wonders of our blue planet in breath-taking detail, projected on a giant state of the art 4K Ultra HD LED screen. Accompanied by the original immersi

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Opera Briefs

Abbey Theatre

An introduction to the next generation of singers and stage technicians in the first-known opera by a female composer. Francesca Caccini: La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola di Alcina. The RIAM, in collaboration with The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art, returns to the Abbey Theatre for Opera Briefs, a creative partnership between these two dynamic educational institutions. Set on Alcina's magical island, Francesca Caccini's La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola di Alcina is the first-known opera by a female composer and her only surviving opera. First performed in Florence in 1625, t

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Euro 2020 – Republic of Ireland vs Georgia

Aviva Stadium

Mick McCarthy's second spell as Ireland manager will begin on March 23rd with an away game against Gibraltar. The first home game of the campaign will come three days later as we welcome Georgia to the Aviva Stadium. A June double header begins on June 7th with a trip to Denmark, while Gibraltar will be the visitors to Dublin on June 10th. Ireland have one game in September - a home tie against Switzerland with an away double header on the cards in October against Georgia followed by Switzerland. The campaign concludes at home on November 18th against Denmark.

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Madagascar – The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them

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ISEC

Citywest Hotel

ISEC, Ireland's Fire & Security Expo, for the past 15 years is a well established biennial event for the Irish Security & Fire Industry. Visitors include Security & Fire Installers, Facility Managers, Electrical Contractors, Consultants & Engineers, Building & Procurement Managers.

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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

dlr LexIcon | Pavilion Theatre

One of the guests at the 2018 festival, Ali Smith, described 'the act of storytelling as an act of profound generosity'. It always has been; story is an ancient form that will tell us everything we need to know about the contemporary world. The theme of the 2019 Festival will be 'Speaking with Strangers' and in the sharing of stories the individual selves we all are, meet and transform in the telling, into something open and communal. In 2019 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is thrilled to welcome some truly gifted storytellers who will share with us their worlds of poetry, fiction and no

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FutureScope

The CCD

FutureScope brings together leaders from the technology ecosystem to share perspectives on emerging technologies and how they will shape our future world, providing crucial insights to developing businesses, innovators and investors. The event offers a platform from which to explore collaboration, innovation and business opportunities within the broader ecosystem. Run by Dublin BIC, it has become a must-attend event for those most active in Ireland's vibrant technology ecosystem, including start-ups, scale-ups, multinational companies, innovative Irish enterprise, the research community, in

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Talk for Grown Ups: A Year of Early Years Visual Art

The Ark

Join artist Lucy Hill, The Ark's inaugural John Coolahan Early Years Artist in Residence, and her residency mentor Dr. Christina Macrae from Manchester Metropolitan University, to celebrate, reflect on and discuss their experiences together as Lucy's residency draws to an end. The fascinating discussion will include illustrations of key moments and learning during the residency, the mentoring process, as well as research and ideas in early years and visual arts practice more generally. Thought-provoking for parents, preschool and primary teachers, artists, arts managers and anyone with an i

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Beginning

Gate Theatre

The last two people at a house-warming party. Two hearts on the shelf. Are they brave enough to fall? Beginning is a tender and funny play about the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance on someone new. Described as an '(anti) romance for [the] 21st century' - Evening Standard, David Eldridge's Beginning is an insightful and touching look at the challenges of connecting and sharing in the era of social media and online dating. Booking Information Previews: from March 28th Opening Night: Apr 3rd Matinees: Sat, 2.30pm Evenings: Tue - Sat, 7.30pm

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Construction Management Summit

Croke Park

Construction activity in Ireland is steadily increasing and the recovery in employment, which was decimated in the crash, has been one of the central features of the recent economic turnaround. Whilst growth has definitely gained momentum, construction businesses must ensure that this growth is sustainable, productive and efficient to protect against the boom and bust cycles of the past. This event addresses the management issues directly affecting construction businesses and how they can compete and maintain their competitive edge. You will gain real-world and practical knowledge, learning a

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Nursing & Midwifery Job Fair

RDS

Ireland's only dedicated job fair for all Nurses and Midwives. Whether you're recently qualified, graduating this year or an experienced Nurse or Midwife, there's never been a better time to check out your options both at home or abroad. Leading employers will be holding interviews and making job offers on the day. Previous fairs have resulted in thousands of Nurses and Midwives just like you finding their first or their next job. Whatever your experience or grade, make sure you visit the Nursing & Midwifery Job Fair.

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Hatch – A Story of Transformation and New Beginnings

Draíocht

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, in association with Siamsa Tíre, present an immersive aerial dance children's show for young audiences and their families, suitable for 4-8 year olds. Meet Bláithín, "she loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies". Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colourful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as butterflies and moths. Hatch is full of Fidget Feet's unique blend of live music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial danc

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Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

Aviva Stadium

Tickets for Leinster Rugby's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final match with Ulster have now sold out, subject to returns. Tickets released in the public sale were all snapped up within three hours of their release. Leinster Season Ticket Holders had access to a pre-sale window in advance of the public sale. Ulster Rugby were allocated 25% before the public sale as per tournament rules. The all-Ireland clash takes place at Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 30 March (KO 5.45pm).

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Thrive Festival

The CCD

Thrive Festival is a brand-new bespoke health, fitness and wellness event taking place in The Convention Centre, Dublin. Over 2 days, we will host over 200 fitness classes, wellness workshops and cookery demos in one state of the art venue! Thrive Festival unites fitness fans and wellness warriors for the ultimate wellbeing event of 2019. What makes the festival unique is that the day is built by YOU, tailoring your experiences, matching them to your goals. Choose up to 5 experiences over 20 stages of fitness, talks, demonstrations, nutrition, mindfulness and wellness.

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Dublin: One City, One Book

Dublin

Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. The One City, One Book choice for 2019 is The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien. When The Country Girls, Edna O'Brien's first novel, appeared in 1960, it predated and anticipated the feminist revolution. It stood out and stood alone, upturning every category. There was little to compare with it. The Country Girls grew over time to what we now know as The C

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Menopause The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

Following multiple sell-out Irish Tours the ultimate girls night out, Menopause the Musical, is embarking on another Irish nationwide tour with an all-star cast. Fully armed this fabulous comedy hosts a cast of hormonal women, memory loss one-liners and innuendo-laden versions of pop classics. Starring Katherine Lynch (RTÉ's Wagons Den), Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders' Heather Trott), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans) and Casualty's Rebecca Wheatley, the hysterical Menopause The Musical has entertained and inspired women across the world since 2001. Menopausal or just in need of a laugh out loud kin

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OFFSET Dublin

The Point Square

With over 2,500 attendees each year, Offset has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. Since 2009, from our Dublin base, we have attracted such creative icons as Massimo Vignelli, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, David Carson, Milton Glaser, Kyle Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Micheal Bierut, Shepard Fairey, Tomi Ungerer, JR, Lance Wyman, George Lois and Louise Fili to grace our wonderful stages. Representing industry at all levels, our speakers are key disruptors and influencers in their field driving eve

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BIG BANG Dublin!

The Ark

Ireland's first ever annual international music festival for young audiences. You can look forward to lots of amazing music performances and exciting installations for children aged 2 - 12. A first of its kind festival for Ireland, BIG BANG Dublin! will be a thrilling new music festival for young music lovers of all kinds as The Ark building transforms into an adventurous musical labyrinth of delights for the ears. You may also find some really fun music happening outside and in other buildings too! Expect a colourful and curious programme full of music by amazing musicians from lots of oth

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MusicTown Jr

Various Locations

From 5th – 21st April artists from across the musical spectrum will gather in Dublin to collaborate and create unforgettable musical moments as part of MusicTown. An exciting new addition to the programme this year will see a specially curated programme of events for children, MusicTown Jr, run from 5th – 12th April, encouraging music lovers of all ages to take part.

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Maynooth University Open Day

Maynooth University

Start planning your visit to Maynooth for the next Open Day. Throughout the Open Day student ambassadors lead guided tours of the campus and facilities, and are available to answer all of your questions about student life. In the Iontas, John Hume, Eolas and new School of Education Buildings, lecturers are on hand to discuss the finer details of the courses that interest you. Talks on a diverse range of subjects from psychology, to primary teaching, to careers and subject choice throughout the Open Day. Once you've registered you'll get a voucher for a free hot drink and your n

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Norgemesterskapet Poker

Citywest Hotel

The Norwegian Championships will be returning to Ireland for the sixth year in a row, and is the largest single nation poker event in the world with over 1200 players participating in their main event. The tournament schedule is available here.

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KidsFest

RDS

Primary Times KidsFest, exciting family fun event at the RDS Dublin, where parents of all children from 0-16 can meet a host of parenting and lifestyle experts as well as education specialists and representatives from Ireland's leading entertainment, learning & leisure industries. An action packed fun family learning experience, with lots to inform, entertain and educate. KidsFest will have all the latest workshops, camps, 'Hands-on' interactive play, fun imaginative games and of course lots of events for you to plan your Easter and Summer fun. The Serpentine Hall of just over 1,000

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Easy Life

The Workman's Club

Aiken Promotions present: Easy Life. The Workman's Club, April 7th, 2019.

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Grease

Draíocht

Cecilian Theatre Arts return to Draíocht with the No.1 greatest musical, Grease - celebrating 40 years of the smash hit movie which taught the world to hand jive. It's the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You're The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin' and many, many more. Grease is STILL the word! A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!

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Glen Hansard

Vicar Street

Glen Hansard is a founding member of The Frames who celebrated 25 years as a band in 2015. He is one half of The Swell Season, which also features pianist Marketa Irglova. Together in 2007 they wrote the music for and starred in the movie Once. The song Falling Slowly from the film was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2013 the film was adapted for Broadway as Once, The Musical, winning eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize itself and an Olivier Award in London for Outstanding Achievement in Music. Hansard released Between Two Shores, his third solo

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Stones in his Pockets

Gaiety Theatre

A small village in rural Ireland is turned upside down when a major Hollywood film studio descends to make a historical blockbuster on location. The story is told through the eyes of Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, employed as extras along with numerous other locals. As cultures clash, it becomes clear that Tinseltown's romanticised dream of Ireland is a long, long way from reality. Just two talented actors brilliantly bring to life a multitude of extraordinary characters, ranging from the spoilt American starlet to the English director and the village old timer. Often hysterically funny,

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Dublin Tech Summit

The CCD

In two short years DTS has emerged as one of Europe's largest tech conferences, and has been labelled Europe's fastest growing tech conference. In these two years we have brought some of the most influential tech leaders and brands to Dublin for two days of growth and development, knowledge sharing, fun networking, and of course…the craic! We are building a community of innovators, thought leaders, and influencers that are affecting change globally, and inspiring younger generations.

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Music Current

Smock Alley Theatre | Contemporary Music Centre

Music Current is an annual contemporary music festival produced by Dublin Sound Lab. The festival offers Dublin audiences a showcase of contemporary Irish electronic music and new international repertoire and includes a participation scheme for composers to take part in masterclasses, discussions, collaborations and performances. The festival will feature guest composers Frank Corcoran (Ireland) and Steven Kazuo Takasugi (USA), performing groups Ensemble TZARA (Switzerland), RETRO DSICO trio (Switzerland), and STOCK11 (Germany), and presenting works by international and Irish composers, in

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MusicTown

Various Locations

An eclectic 2-week musical celebration, this year MusicTown applauds collaboration and diversity in all its forms. From 12th – 21st April artists from across the musical spectrum will gather in Dublin to collaborate and create unforgettable musical moments. An exciting new addition to the programme this year will see a specially curated programme of events for children, MusicTown Jr, run from 5th – 12th April, encouraging music lovers of all ages to take part.

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Ideal Home Show

RDS

Tens of thousands of Home Owners, Home Makers, Movers and Improvers attend the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show in search of new ideas, inspiration, information and the products and services they need to help them achieve their Ideal Home. Some are looking for the interior design, décor and furnishing that they can be proud of, others are planning building projects, extensions, renovations and new builds while many are looking for appliances, home technology and automation, security systems, energy efficiency and lifestyle products.

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Gin Experience Dublin 2019

Dublin Castle

An event created exclusively for ginthusiasts with a drop of passion and a squeeze of expertise - Gin Experience Dublin. You are invited to join the best gin producers from Ireland and across the globe. Sip & sample gins of every kind with bespoke serves, explore food pairings that are unique with gin, attend a masterclass or foraging lesson with Ireland's leading ambassadors or try a gin cocktail from some of Irelands most esteemed bars and restaurants. The iconic Printworks at Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 will host Gin Experience Dublin, immerse yourself in the flavours of bot

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Rep. of Ireland Legends vs Liverpool Legends – Sean Cox Fundraiser

Aviva Stadium

In aid of the fundraising drive for Sean Cox, a team of LFC Legends will take on a team of RoI Legends in a unique game at Aviva Stadium on Friday, April 12th. Former Reds will line up against an Ireland XI legends team with proceeds raised from the game donated to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust. Sean, who hails from County Meath, was badly injured whilst attending a UEFA Champions League game at Anfield and there has been a huge swell of support in the aftermath to aid his recovery.

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DCU Open Days

DCU Campuses

The DCU Spring Open Day is an opportunity to come and explore what Dublin City University has to offer. DCU has more than 65 undergraduate courses on offer and caters to over 16,500 students across five faculties: DCU Business School, Engineering and Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences, DCU Institute of Education, and Science and Health. Both DCU Glasnevin Campus and DCU St Patrick's Drumcondra Campus will be open at the Spring Open Day, the DCU All Hallows Campus will not be open - you can contact the University directly if you would like a tour of the All Hallows Campus. Who i

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The Verdict

Gaiety Theatre

The second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation The Verdict. Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the unforgiving medical establishment he courageously refuses an out of court settlement, believing it is negligence that has condemned a young mother. Smelling a cover up, he instead takes the case and the entire legal system to court. Set in the Irish enclave of Boston in 1980, this is

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Dublin City Ramblers

dlr Mill Theatre

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of ballads, folk, humour, wit and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, Top Ten hits, several Awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland's Number 1 Ballad Group!

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Truffle Elevate: Dublin

Science Gallery Dublin

Truffle is proud to introduce Truffle Elevate, a three-day deep dive blockchain development workshop and community event. Truffle are thrilled to host the first ever Truffle Elevate in Dublin! Their goals are to elevate your development skills, empower you to build streamlined decentralised applications, and inspire you to bring your ideas to the world! Elevate is designed to up-skill both traditional and blockchain developers by empowering them to leverage Truffle's tasty blockchain development suite and connect more seamlessly to the entire blockchain ecosystem. There'll be morning Truffl

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The Glass Menagerie

Gate Theatre

American Classic Drama. A family struggles to survive. | When do bonds bind too tight? | And dreams become delusions? Booking Information Previews: from April 25th Opening Night: May 1st Matinees: Sat, 2.30pm Evenings: Tue - Sat, 7.30pm

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Orchid Fair

National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland - Orchid Fair. A wide variety of orchids will be on display during the annual Orchid Fair, being held in the Teak House. This event is of interest to both beginner and accomplished growers and will provide an opportunity to source orchids, books and sundries. As part of the fair, there will be talks on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection.

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Dublin Night Run

TBC

The Night Run is back for 2019 - Running through the streets of Dublin City Centre once again! Runners of all abilities and ages are welcome to take part in Night Run Dublin 10K 2019, and every participant will receive a reflective premium technical race top to wear on the night, as well as a goodie bag and finisher's medal. Sanctioned by Athletics Ireland, the race is chip-timed, allowing returning runners to benchmark their performance on previous years, and new participants to record their progress. With great scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience, it's no wonde

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Take That – Greatest Hits Live 2019

3Arena

Take That celebrate 30 years with Greatest Hits Live 2019 Special guest - Rick Astley. To celebrate their milestone, the band have announced a massive UK & Ireland arena and stadium tour performing all their much loved greatest hits live. They will be joined by special guest Rick Astley. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are Take That in 2019 and continue the legacy of one of the most successful bands in chart history. Formed as a five piece in 1989, they enjoyed immediate success with their first two albums charting at No.2 & No.1 respectively. Third album Nobody Else confi

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Royal Opera: Faust (Live)

Light House Cinema

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod's opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870's Paris. Above all, the music includes seve

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The Antlers – Hospice | 10 Year Anniversary Acoustic Show

The Sugar Club

Dear Friends, It's been some time! And we've got some news for you. We're reissuing the Hospice LP on March 8th, 2019, in honour of its 10th anniversary. It will be newly pressed on double white vinyl, with deluxe artwork and packaging courtesy of the album's original artist, Zan Goodman. We'll be playing a limited number of acoustic shows to celebrate, too. But it will be a bit different this time as the core band now consists of Peter Silberman and drummer Michael Lerner — longtime multi-instrumentalist, producer, and engineer Darby Cicci is no longer with the band. Though we've

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All-Ireland Business Summit

Croke Park

Serious about scaling? The 2019 All-Ireland Business Summit focuses on the key goal for every business: GROWTH. 'Scaling for Success' looks at how big thinking can lead to even bigger businesses. The All Ireland Summit at Croke Park is a gathering for business people by business people, an event designed to help begin and cultivate relationships whilst providing clear actionable strategic insights. Save the date for the 5th All-Ireland Business Summit, Croke Park, May 2nd 2019. #pitch4progress

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Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything

Draíocht

Back by popular demand following 2 sell-out shows in January! Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything. A brand new show from 'The Outright King of Live Comedy' - The Times. The star of 'Ireland's Got Talent', Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don't miss the chance

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Coderdojo Coolest Projects International

RDS

Coolest Projects International is the world's leading technology fair for young people. It gives young people from around the world the chance to showcase the great ideas they have created in Code Clubs, CoderDojo clubs, Raspberry Jams, as a student of a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, or in other initiatives. It inspires and rewards innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology skills.At Coolest Projects, young makers bring projects to share with fellow creators and with the public, and they explore others' work. Outstanding entries can win awards in different categories. Al

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Smart Cities & Regions Summit

Croke Park

The overarching aim of a smart city is to enhance the quality of living for its citizens through smart technology. Ireland has seen some recent successful initiatives that could realise our potential to be a world-leading player in the smart technology economy which is forecast to be worth €1.25 trillion by 2020. This event will look at our current urban living challenges and ask what is needed for the cities and towns of tomorrow and who will be leading the way? We will bring together those who are passionate about sharing their ideas for smart cities to network, learn and engage with to

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Gods of Rap Tour

3Arena

Three of the world's most influential rap groups have announced they will perform a Dublin show together, hosted by legendary producer DJ Premier. The triple-header, billed as part of the 'Gods of Rap' tour, will hit Dublin's 3Arena on May 14th. The tour will mark the anniversary of three iconic records: Wu-Tang's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turns 25, Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back turns 30, and De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising turns 30. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was the thrilling 1993 debut breakout from the Wu-Tang Clan, and largely considered on

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Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/Petrushka (Live)

Light House Cinema

This season presents the greatest classics for a cinema exclusive experience featuring the Bolshoi Principals and Corps de Ballet. Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.

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The Magic Flute

Gaiety Theatre

The Magic Flute, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Irish National Opera with the Irish Chamber Orchestra under Peter Whelan. Mozart's enchanting final opera. His most popular stage work. A timeless moral tale in a world of clashing cultures. "In The Magic Flute he [Mozart] miraculously combines a new simplicity with great seriousness and comedy" — Viking Opera Guide.

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Amélie The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

The stunning Broadway Musical, Amélie, based on the French film, has its Irish première this May. Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she'll have to risk everything and say what's in her heart. Amélie is a new musical based on the much loved five-time Oscar®-nominated film, and an 'enchanting act of theatrical reinvent

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Forbidden Fruit Festival

IMMA

Dublin city centre's multi-stage music and arts festival, Forbidden Fruit, is set to return for its 9th instalment on the Bank Holiday weekend, June 1st - 3rd, 2019. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes. The spectacular grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) will once again play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which has become firmly fixed in the gig-goers calendar as the grand-opening to the festival season, and the official start of the summer. Set across 6 stages offering a wide selection of different styl

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Turn Of The Screw

Gaiety Theatre

1840. A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly's troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself up to The Others. Years later, confronted by the past she is compelled to account for what actually happened to her and the innocents under her protection. This new adaptation of Henry James' iconic tale, which was the original inspiration for Susan Hill's The Woman i

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The Start Summit

Dublin Castle

The Start Summit's aim is to inspire early stage entrepreneurs and accelerate their business journey. Over the course of the day, attendees can expect to be inspired through keynotes and panel discussions from some of Ireland's most successful business people. You'll learn through workshops focusing on delivering best-in-class advice for starting and growing their business. You'll also be supported through one to one advice from the 20 exhibiting experts across an array of services, such as accounting, taxation, marketing, sales, PR and more. Attendees will leave with a fresh perspec

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Taste of Dublin

Iveagh Gardens

Taste of Dublin, Ireland's premier food and drinks festival, will return to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from June 13th-16th,  2019. Over four indulgent days the city's latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will fashion exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival. Visitors will have the chance to mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies. Enjoy a host of interactive demos, masterclasses, inspiring culinary talks, beer & wine tasting, or simply relax and take in the live entertainment. Taste of Dublin

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Bon Jovi – This House is not For Sale Tour

RDS

Bon Jovi This House is not For Sale Tour. Special guests - Manic Street Preachers. After thousands of sold out shows, it's clear - Bon Jovi = One Wild Night. One of the planet's biggest rock bands return to Ireland. A huge year of 80 shows and counting has also seen them inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Their This House Is Not For Sale European Tour is set to be another blockbuster. Bon Jovi will play the RDS Stadium, something of a spiritual home for the band in Ireland, they sold out two consecutive nights at the RDS in June 2011 and played there 3 times before that. "Thos

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Kris Kristofferson & The Stranglers

The Helix

Legendary singer-songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson will play The Helix, Dublin, joined by Merle Haggard's band The Strangers. Heralded as an artist's artist, the three-time GRAMMY winner has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was honoured with the American Veteran's Association's "Veteran of the Year Award" in 2002. In 2007,

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Velo-City 2019 – ‘Cycling for the Ages’

The CCD

Dublin City Council host the Velo-City 2019 international cycling conference in the Convention Centre Dublin. The Velo-City conference is the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit organised by the ECF and selected host cities. The Velo-City conference is the world's largest conference in the area of; cycling, cycling infrastructure, bicycle innovations, bicycle safety, and social/cultural changes driven by cycling on a global scale. The conference attracts those involved in technology, health, behavioural change, urban & infrastructure policies, mobility and t

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