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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

ESSMA Summit

Aviva Stadium

The ESSMA Summit is the go-to stadium industry event organised by ESSMA (European Stadium & Safety Management Association) in partnership with ECA (European Club Association) and EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues). Last year, in Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon, France), over 350 participants from 30 countries attended the event. The ESSMA Summit stands for trusted industry information by the best in the stadium business to enable discussions on best practices and to guarantee high level networking. A full spectrum is covered, from design to construction to technology and stadiu

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Personal Space

Smock Alley Theatre

A black comedy about good people, none of whom are here. Personal Space tells three stories of mutual acquaintances who bring out the worst in each other. And then there’s a twist. An anthology of short comedies from Stephen Colfer. Hannah Mamalis and Peter McGann. Stephen Colfer is an actor and writer. He’s a co-creator of Dreamgun and a writer/performer of their sell out shows Chaos Theory, Mimes in Time and Dreamgun Film Reads. Hannah Mamalis is an actor, writer and comedian. She regularly writes and performs her own material and recently presented her one woman show The Egg is a

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Beauty and the Beast

The Helix

TheatreworX Productions return to The Helix this Christmas for yet another Christmas Panto success with their hilarious adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Starring Orla Jennings as Beauty and Chris Corron as The Beast and causing as much trouble as possible; Paul Byrom will be rocking in the role of Gaston. Each year we go bigger and better than the year before - which may be one of the reasons we're consistently referred to as "The Best Panto in Dublin". Due to last year’s success we will have a sensory friendly production of the pantomime. Our adapted performance will take place

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The Red Shoes

Gate Theatre

An orphan girl, adopted by a wealthy Dublin family, is given a pair of beautiful red shoes. At first it appears her dreams have come true... but appearances can be very deceptive. In a new version by Nancy Harris, The Red Shoes is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s extraordinary fairy- tale of dance, desire and destruction. Part theatre, part dance, this family Christmas show will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

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Jacob’s Biscuit Factory: An Assorted History Exhibition

City Hall

Having moved into Dublin's City Hall this exhibition explores all aspects of the factory's twentieth century history and its impact on the lives of Dubliners. Through colourful panels, it demonstrates the history of the factory, its workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life. Find out the fascinating history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers, and staff. This exhibition is developed by Dublin City A

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Dinosaurs around the World

Ambassador Theatre

Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World, now open for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! Dinosaurs Around the World invites you to gr

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Forgotten

Pavilion Theatre

Forgotten is one of a trio of plays by playwright and actor Pat Kinevane that will be presented by Fishamble at the Pavilion Theatre this winter and spring. Kinevane brings to life his own words in a spectacular performance that combines Irish storytelling with the traditional Japanese theatre style of Kabuki, which itself combines both dance and elaborate costumes. Forgotten tells the story of four forgotten voices of Ireland, all portrayed by Kinevane, each one left to see out their days in retirement homes around the country, their wisdom and experience lost to the world. A touchin

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Hackathon – Blockchain in Aviation

Dublin Business School

Blockchain is a buzzword one cannot escape these days – but who has hands-on experience from actually working with it? In our next Hackathon, we are not just talking about Blockchain. We are pitting ambitious students and/or young professionals against experts who have real experience with Blockchain technology and who can give a deeper insight into the network linking Nodes, Hashes, Smart Contracts and more. But we are not proposing just one-way technology-focused workshops. Rather, we are looking for new ideas and concepts, ways and possibilities to disrupt the Aviation industry with

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Greg Davies

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Following the phenomenal success of his sold-out UK tour, Greg Davies, BAFTA-nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, takes his critically acclaimed show You Magnificent Beast on tour for the very last time. Having already performed to over 110,000 people on his UK tour, this is your last chance to join ͚undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy͛ (Evening Standard) on the final leg of his smash hit tour. Come witness the magnificent beast.

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Showcase Ireland 2018

RDS

Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo® is the first major trade event of the year. Your chance to explore the best of Ireland’s creativity from over 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and the very best emerging home grown creative talent. Take inspiration from our category curators who will present an edited selection of the most inspirational Irish design and craft at the show. Enjoy thought provoking workshops and presentations from Industry experts in our seminar area. When you are here take some time to discover Dublin, World Design Hub 2015 now one of Eur

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The Irish left and Soviet Russia, 1917-43

Trinity College

Immediately following the February 1917 revolution in Russia, Irish Labour identified with the Petrograd Soviet because it opposed the world war and supported the principle of national self-determination. Contact with the Bolsheviks was established after the October revolution and the Irish Labour delegates sided with the pro-Bolsheviks at the international socialist conference at Berne in February 1919. However, the foundation of the Comintern, and the related emergence of a far-left in Ireland, led Labour to distance itself from Russia, and Irish links with the Bolsheviks became confined to

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Temple Bar TradFest 2018

Temple Bar

TradFest Temple Bar has gained a reputation as the one of the biggest and best traditional Irish music and culture festivals in Ireland. It is now a firm fixture on the National and International festival calendar attracting national and international visitors. The festival takes place over 5 days and 5 nights with over 200 events. The festival has been recognised for its contribution to Irish traditional music and culture with several awards including Best Traditional Music Festival in the Festival Awards. Numerous iconic venues are used to host concerts featuring talented and beloved m

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Flavours of Art

National Gallery of Ireland

Feast your senses with an evening of masterpieces, music, and food at Flavours of Art in the National Gallery of Ireland. This exquisite evening celebrates the return of the JMW Turner watercolours, a much-loved annual exhibition which is showcased at the gallery each January. After you’ve taken a tour of the exhibition and immersed yourself in Turner’s awe-inspiring landscapes, you can unwind with a sumptuous buffet supper, before being regaled with live music. Whether you’re a long-time admirer of Turner’s work, or this is your first time visiting this wonderful annual exhib

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InsurTech Ireland Meet-up

Dogpatch Labs

Their objective is simply to share knowledge and ideas around insurance related technology and to network with other like-minded people. They will have four speakers, followed by a panel Q&A session and plenty of time afterwards to network with other attendees.

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Holiday World Show

RDS

Now is the time to indulge your travel fantasies without breaking the bank! At Holiday World Dublin 2018, taking place 26th to 28th January at RDS Simmonscourt, you’ll have the chance to meet with travel professionals from around the world to plan your ideal holiday and take advantage of show-only specials and deals. With over 55 countries and various holiday options including adventure holidays, cruises, over 50s holidays, city breaks and more represented, you’re sure to find the best holiday at the best price. Whether it’s building sandcastles on the beach in Spain, driving the Wild

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Dublin Smartphone Film Festival

The Generator Hostel

The Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is a brand new international festival dedicated to celebrating work shot on Smartphone and Tablets. ​ No longer is expensive technology a barrier to creativity. The mobile phone has expanded the scope and freedom for filmmakers, providing limitless possibilities in the palm of your hand. The festival was created with the goal of encouraging filmmakers to share the stories they have captured on mobile devices and to provide smartphone filmmakers with a platform to exhibit these stories to a wider audience.

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Songwriting Masterclass with John Spillane

Irish Writers Centre

This half-day masterclass with Meteor award winning songwriter John Spillane, brought to you by the Irish Writers Centre in association with Tradfest, will get to the heart of song writing and storytelling. Participants will examine and enjoy the Irish ballad tradition and see how a story may be told in a song and look at the magical chemical reaction that happens when words and music meet. John will focus on helping participants lose whatever inhibitions and fears they may have about writing songs while also sharing tricks of the trade on verse, chorus, repetition, and rhyme. Songwriter

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The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin

Abbey Theatre

After sold-out shows for the past six years, The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin is back for the seventh year in a row to benefit Dublin Youth Theatre. Within 24 hours, six short plays will be written, rehearsed and performed by the best of Irish writing and directing talent and over two dozen of Ireland’s most recognised and beloved stars of stage and screen. A team of over 30 theatre technicians, including producers from The 24 Hour Company in New York will facilitate the work. All proceeds from this special gala fundraising event go directly to Dublin Youth Theatre. The 24 Hour Plays: Dubl

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I Wish Conference

RDS

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

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Erasure

Olympia Theatre

It’s hard to think of another songwriting partnership as golden as that of Erasure. For 32 years, without a break or break-up, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have mined a rich seam of creativity that has led to chart-conquering singles, a string of immaculate albums, a BRIT, an Ivor Novello Award and now World Be Gone, their seventeenth studio album. Since releasing their first single in 1985, Erasure have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.

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The National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition

Citywest Convention Centre

The National Manufactruing Conference & Exhibition at the Citywest on January 31st 2017 is the perfect opportunity for colleagues in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, electronics and general production and processing industries to network and make new contacts. • Hear from an impressive line-up of speakers from food, pharma, chemical, medical, life sciences, electronic, cleantech & renewable, process engineering and instrumentation, precision instruments, building materials, Machinery & tools, aerospace/aviation manufacturers. • Meet with leading suppli

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Representation, Gender and Politics Past and Present

Royal Irish Academy

A conference to mark the centenary of female suffrage and the extension of male suffrage. 2018 will mark 100 years since the commencement of the Representation of the People Act 1918 and the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 which allowed women to stand for and vote in general elections for the first time. This conference, produced in partnership with the Houses of the Oireachtas, critically reflects upon this history whilst also celebrating the lives and experiences of women in Irish politics, past and present.

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SelfMade

Third Space

The first SelfMade event will be an evening of artwork, acoustic performance, discussion, and zines focusing on the experiences of eight Irish female-fronted acts who are making waves in the music industry. Women are under-represented at all levels in music, and we want to use our first event as a platform to hear from women who have pushed beyond this barrier. We know their stories and experiences will be valuable to people of all genders. The event will feature pieces from contributing illustrators, as well as a panel discussion chaired by vocalist, Jess Kav (BARQ). Acoustic live performa

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Dublin Racing Festival

Leopardstown Racecourse

The Dublin Racing Festival will take place on Saturday 3rd February and Sunday 4th February 2018 at Leopardstown. This inaugural National Hunt weekend places two iconic races – The BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle and The Unibet Irish Gold Cup together with a top quality suite of supporting races back-to-back on Saturday 3rd February and Sunday 4th February 2018 at Leopardstown. The launch was held at Dublin’s iconic landmark – the Guinness Storehouse and it was attended by well-known faces from the racing world including: Champion National Hunt Trainer – Willie Mullins, Noel Mea

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The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down

Olympia Theatre

The hit music & comedy show The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down is returning to The Olympia Theatre from 5th to 10th February 2018 (including a matinee performance on Sat 10th Feb). This will be the show's 7th run at The Olympia, where it has been enjoyed by over 40,000 people to date! Imagine being stranded with the legendary Joe Dolan in a rural pub in Cavan on the night his car breaks down. That’s just the sort of fantasy scenario that’s imagined in “The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down” a play written and directed by Padraic McIntyre. The play is set on a stormy St.

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Beyond the Book of Kells

Trinity College

This lecture is part of a series entitled "Beyond the Book of Kells: The stories of eight other medieval manuscripts from the library of Trinity College Dublin." In this talk Dr Niamh Patwell from UCD will discuss TCD MS 70: A Wycliffite Psalter. The rejection of Latin as the language of religion in favour of vernaculars in the 1960s is well known; attempts to convey the word of God in English in the fourteenth century will be less familiar. TCD 70, with its basic instructional works introducing the fundamental tenets of the Christian faith and text of the Psalms in English, represents just

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3XE Conversion – Digital Marketing Conference

Croke Park

No matter how amazing your marketing is, how pretty it is, how expensive it is... the only question that is worth addressing – Does it sell? To help shine the spotlight in the right direction, 3XE is bringing together leading conversion specialists and educators to Croke Park on 8th February 2018 for the single most important conference for digital marketers, entrepreneurs and business owners - 3XE Conversion. Unrivalled networking opportunities, 20 great talks, 6 workshops and plenty of actionable takeaways which will make an immediate difference to your marketing and sales campaigns.

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Spike Cello Festival 2018

The Workman's Club

Spike is a 3-day festival of alternative cello, including alt-folk, jazz, trad, cabaret, cello yoga and cello clowning, based in the Workman's Club. Friday February 9th - Festival Launch Laura Moody (UK) is a wildly alternative cellist, vocalist and avant-singer-songwriter. Fascinated not only with words and songwriting but also with sounds, noises and textures she eschews laptops and loop pedals to explore what is possible using only solo cello and voice. She creates emotive songs that reveal a multitude of influences and inhabit a unique space between the contemporary avant-garde, classica

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Ireland v Italy – 6Nations

Aviva Stadium

Ireland take on Italy in Round 2 of the NatWest 6Nations championship. Ireland have come out on top in 17 of the 18 fixtures played between the two sides.

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Ireland v Italy – Women’s Six Nations

Donnybrook Stadium

For the Irish women’s rugby team, 2017 started with much promise but ultimately ended in great disappointment. Having set up a Grand Slam decider with England for the last round of the Six Nations after four wins in a row, a game that was extremely tight at half-time slipped away from them in the second half and ended with a heavy defeat. Following that, the team underperformed in the World Cup in the summer and eventually finished eighth. Their performance was made all the more disappointing by the fact that it was being hosted in Ireland and the team had been optimistic of achieving a s

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Scene + Heard Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

We believe that Art is supposed to REACH its audience. We believe that it is the prerogative of the work to sometimes not work. We also believe that the AUDIENCE should be instrumental to the development of ART. Is is for that reason that Scene + Heard was born. A festival of New Work across Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance and Spoken Word genres. We asked the ARTIST to bring their most original, thought provoking, funny and heart wrenching ideas to our stages to inspire our AUDIENCES and to encourage them to give HONEST feedback on the work in development that they see.

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GradIreland Live

RDS

A new event from gradireland providing answers to all your career questions. Find your future career path at gradireland Live! CV clinic | Skills workshops | Career advice | Jobs | Internships | Further study | Upskilling Learn about the career paths out there for you. Are you thinking about your future? Speak to careers advisors, employers, course providers and recent graduates to cut through the jargon and discover what it takes to build a successful career. In every sector, from tax to teaching, media to management and beyond, gradireland Live takes you through what you'd actually

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2018

Across Dublin

Established in 2008, the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) year-on-year celebrates, promotes and deepens the understanding of the Sino/Irish relationship. DCNYF is a Dublin City Council initiative and works closely with the Chinese Community in Ireland to present a diverse and exciting festival. In 2018, from February 16th to March 4th, the festival will celebrate The Year of the Dog and marks the 11th year of this internationally recognised festival.

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Leinster v Scarlets

RDS

Experience the best in European rugby when Scarlets come to Dublin to take on our Boys in Blue. With a lot of our international stars back from injury, along with exciting young talent emerging from the Leinster Academy, it’s safe to say that we’ll be able to put our best foot forward against this Welsh side. Leo Cullen’s troops can expect a brutally physical encounter at their home grounds in Ballsbridge, and with impressive displays from both teams across the tournament to date, you can be sure this match will be one of the highlights of this season’s Guinness PRO14.

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Morrissey

3Arena

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is known as an artist who has a devout following. Year after year, the Mancunian with the misanthropic lyrics plays to devoted audiences around the world and in February 2018, you can experience the show live at Dublin's largest indoor venue, 3Arena. Aside from his work with The Smiths, Morrissey has released a number of classic solo records, dating back to 1988’s Viva Hate, and he brings with him a cartload of caustic and cutting songs. This visit follows the release of Morrissey’s newest album, Low in High School, which mixes the personal with the poli

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Bioenergy Future Ireland

Croke Park

Bioenergy Future Ireland 2018 will attract senior-level executives and decision-makers from the Irish Bioenergy community to create an environment in which to network, do business and access knowledge on the latest developments, trends, strategies and policies relating to energy consumption in Ireland. Bioenergy Future Ireland will: • Create a platform to showcase Ireland’s Bioenergy sector and to highlight competitiveness in the sector. • Lead the way on best practices for applications to the RHI. • Establish a National Conference to showcase what Ireland has to offer and to sha

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Audi 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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Talent Summit Dublin

The Convention Centre Dublin

Talent Summit is Ireland's largest HR conference founded and organised by Sigmar Recruitment. It takes place each March in Dublin and is attended by over 600 HR leaders. The event features international thought leaders who discuss topics such as Diversity, Talent Attraction, Performance Improvement, Leadership, Culture and Employee Wellbeing.

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Katherine Ryan

Olympia Theatre

This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 break-out star. Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4's critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? and also regularly appears on all the UK's major panel shows from BBC's QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave's Taskmaster Series 2 (which she won) and Channel 4's Out of 10 Cats as well as co-hosting two back to back series of Comedy Central's upcoming Your Face or Mine reboot with Jimmy Carr. Originally from Canada and star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO & WOULD I

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Ireland v Wales – 6Nations

Aviva Stadium

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Ireland v Wales – Women’s Six Nations

Donnybrook Stadium

The Irish Women’s Six Nations campaign continues with the second of three consecutive games at Donnybrook Stadium against Wales. Adam Griggs’ team will take on the Welsh women's team to round off the trio of Irish international games against their Welsh counterparts that weekend, following the U20 team on Friday night, and the men’s team at Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Having defeated Wales in last year’s tournament, the Irish will be hopeful of repeating the dose and building a strong campaign.

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Shackleton

Project Arts Centre

Ireland’s longest running theatre ensemble, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, return to Project to perform Shackleton, a story of endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea. “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold . . . safe return doubtful.” A visual feast and the tale of Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton’s escape from the Antarctic told by an ensemble cast, complemented by original footage and scaled puppetry.

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Various Locations

The largest Irish language festival in Ireland and around the world! Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival, which is the most popular celebration of our native language and culture in Ireland and many other countries each year. There was an excellent festival again this year, with almost millions of people taking part in hundreds of events around the world.

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International Martial Arts Irish Open

Citywest Hotel

The largest and most prestigious Kickboxing Tournament in the world today. It is a tournament run by an elected volunteer committee in support of The Irish Society of Protection of Children. All profits relating ot the event are donated to ISPCC annually. www.ispcc.ie. 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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Trinity Business & Technology Forum

Trinity College

Trinity Business School is partnering with the Trinity Research and Innovation Group to transform the successful Trinity Global Business Forum into the even more exciting new Trinity Business & Technology Forum. The Forum is an annual event designed to bring the entire Trinity business community together in order to address the main issues facing business, as well as to network and make things happen. It is also an opportunity to see how Trinity research is translated into solutions with global economic and social impact in the Trinity Research showcase. The day will comprise of keynote ad

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Silk Road Film Festival

Various Locations

Founded in 2012, the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) is fast becoming an international acclaimed film festival which is held annually during the month of March in Dublin, Ireland. The festival also holds year-round screenings, talks & events. SRIFF celebrates world cinema where we discover new films and voices from around the world. As well as screening international films there is a “Silk Road Panorama” of films from countries part of the historical network of the Silk Road ancient trade routes. The Panorama includes Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranea

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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

The Convention Centre

Join 10,000 fun loving attendees at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, Ireland’s largest craft beer festival this March 8 – 10, 2018 at The Convention Centre Dublin. 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. The Fair will feature a host of local and international craft beverages as well as local culinary delights. Musical entertainment will be provided by a range of home-grown acts and food producers will be on hand with unique food pairings to excite your ta

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SPECTRUM festival

Various Locations

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, IMC presents SPECTRUM 2018 with another diverse programme of music. SPECTRUM sits at the intersection where jazz and creative music collide, with focus on the live and the improvised. An exciting and eclectic cornucopia of live acts, from spectral beats to full-on free jazz, electro tinged folk to Tuvan throat-singing will play across three Dublin venues on the weekend of 9th-11th March, namely DBD (under The Mezz), the Fumbally Stables and The Grand Social.

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Opera at the Academy

Royal Irish Academy of Music

Singers of the RIAM Vocal Faculty present a programme of operatic favourites following an intensive period working with Brenda Hurley, Director of the International Opera Studio in Zurich.

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Rith 2018

Various Locations

Rith 2018 is a national festival that will take place between 11 and 17 March 2018 as one of the main events of Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish language week). A 500+km course has been laid out for a massive relay-race run, running from morning to night, from Belfast, around the country to finish in Kerry. A special hand-carved baton has been designed that will carry a hidden message throughout Rith 2018. At the end of the run, the message of support for the Irish language will be read out, followed by a party to remember! Anyone can run on any part of the course. You don’t need to pre-reg

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Learn Inbound

The Academy

Learn Inbound is an inbound marketing training provider based in Dublin, Ireland. We’re dedicated to helping marketers upskill their knowledge in the field of Inbound Marketing through our training events and courses. Join us on Thursday 15th March as we welcome three amazing Analytics, Web-App Optimisation, and Facebook Ad speakers to The Academy in Dublin. You can grab a free drink, some light snacks and enjoy presentations from some of the best experts in the industry.pointed. Founded in 2013, our mission has been to provide networking events for businesses or professionals looking

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St. Patrick’s Festival 2018

Dublin

St. Patrick's Festival is Ireland's leading Arts Festival. Enjoy four days and nights of culture, music and entertainment in Dublin, from 15th-19th March 2018. The principal aim of St. Patrick’s Festival, since its inauguration, is to develop a major annual international festival around the national holiday over which the ‘owners’ of the festival, the Irish people, would stand proud. It sets out to reflect the talents and achievements of Irish people on many national and world stages, and it acts as an exciting showcase for the manifold skills of the people of Ireland, of every age an

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Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

Howth Village

Its Festival Time in Howth again and the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival has it all. Whatever way you like your prawns – barbecued, whole, shelled, fried, skewered, marinated, sauced – Howth’s many award-winning restaurants will not disappoint on this not to be missed weekend. Come and join our Foodie revolution as we serve your favourite prawn dishes in bite-sized portions at the Festival Food Village at this year’s Dublin Bay Prawn Festival. However it's not just about the perfect Prawn because this really is a celebration of Seafood, so you can expect to see plenty of Fish & Chips

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Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk 2018

Dun Laoghaire to Howth

The annual Harbour2Harbour Walk for Aware takes place on Saturday 17th March 2018 and we want you to 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 Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Howth Harbour or vice versa, and the 16-mile 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.

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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Pavilion Theatre

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival takes place in Dun Laoghaire every March. It honours the unique and enviable literary heritage of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown by providing opportunities for the public to hear the very best of Irish and international writers. Literary fiction is at the heart of the festival but events cover an array of genres including a family and schools strand and a dedicated poetry programme. The aim of the festival is to engage the public with a quality literary event that has at its core the meaningful engagement between author and audience. THEMES: • CITIES AND STORIES

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OFFSET Dublin

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

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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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 2018 is The Long Gaze Back edited by Sinéad Gleeson The Long Gaze Back is a collection of thirty stories from writers past and present, from the 18th Century to now. Taken together, the collected works of these writers reveal an enrapturing, unnerving, and piercingly beautiful mosaic of a lively literary landscape. Spanning

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Your Business Live

RDS

YOUR BUSINESS LIVE will be Ireland’s largest enterprise event and marketplace where an audience of executives, decision makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers will come together to network and learn from a wide range of speakers and exhibitors of essential products and services aimed at the SME community. Delivered by a mix of experienced entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, representative bodies, government agencies and academics, YOUR BUSINESS LIVE is an opportunity for business owners and managers to gain knowledge, insights and strategies to help them better manage and grow their bus

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Assassins

Gate Theatre

The multiple Tony Award-winning ASSASSINS lays bare the lives of nine people who assassinated (or tried to assassinate) the President of the United States. The nation’s most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream… Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music combine in this bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny musical. Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM - Book by JOHN WEIDMAN Director....Selina Cartmell Musical Director....Cathal Synnott

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MusicTown

Various Locations

MusicTown is a 10-day event founded by Dublin City Council to explore and celebrate the diverse constellation of music cultures that exist in Dublin City. MusicTown aims to unify the city, making its music relatable and accessible, instilling a sense of pride in Dublin’s musical heritage, whilst welcoming newcomers and visiting artists. Get ready for ten days of concerts, master classes, collaborations, workshops and discussions, composers, lyricists, conductors, choirs, musicians, producers, DJs and visual artists, from Opera, choral and contemporary classical to hip-hop, electronic, tradit

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E-Commerce Expo Ireland

Croke Park

eCommerce Expo Ireland is a focused 1 day event where you can attend talks with industry experts and book 1 on 1 time with eCommerce experts. If you are looking to sell online or improve your current solution, then this is a “Can’t miss” event! Hear their stories about the pitfalls of trading online and how best to navigate the waters of eCommerce. This event is perfect for Managing Directors, Marketing staff, eCommerce managers, Financial directors, Content and Operations managers or anyone looking to learn more about selling online and successfully running an eCommerce business.

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Dublin Tech Summit

The Convention Centre

DTS 2018 will bring together global leaders in innovation, technology and business to shape the future of global trends and technologies. Held across Dublin’s iconic silicon docks the two day summit will showcase everything Dublin has to offer as global technology hub with the main conference taking place in the Convention Centre Dublin. By day participants will hear from leaders shaping the future of industries across our seven core pillars and by night, we’ll treat participants to the best of what Dublin’s lighter side has to offer. Find out why we’re doing something new and join

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London Symphony Orchestra

National Concert Hall

Sir Simon Rattle makes a return to the NCH in his first season as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra, heralding what will surely be a golden age for one of the world’s finest orchestras. This concert marks the start of a five year programme of concerts with the LSO that will see it perform here annually with Sir Simon Rattle or one of its other named conductors. For this first visit in the cycle the orchestra will bring us Mahler’s extraordinary Symphony, No.9, the composer’s last completed symphony.

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All-Ireland Business Summit 2017

Croke Park

The All-Ireland Business Summit returns to #Dublin on April 19th 2018, to inspire and connect leaders within the Irish business community! Imagine spending the day networking with Ireland’s finest businesses, getting to rub shoulders with potential clients/customers, partners and peers, learn from some of the top business leaders in the world and connect and grow your business on a scale unparalleled in Ireland. All of this is possible at the All-Ireland Business Summit! Here's what you can expect to take from the day: - Inspiration and motivation to take your business to the next le

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Tech Week 2018

Various Locations

Tech Week is a festival of technology that will give students, parents and the public hands on opportunities to learn about 3rd-level and career options in computing and other technology fields. Tech Week will help everyone see the hidden technology in practically everything they do and also how they can apply that technology to other things they may be passionate about e.g. sport, music, health, business, charity. Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public takes place from April 22nd - 28th 2018!

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Poetry Day

Various Locations

Poetry Day Ireland is a major one-day festival of Irish poetry. In 2018 we'll be celebrating Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 26 April and our theme for 2018 is Poetry Surprises! This year's theme: Poetry Surprises Poetry surprises. It knocks on your door and runs away. It greets you on the street with a face you haven't seen in years. Look in the mirror and poetry shows you the back of your head. It can rearrange the stars and resurrect the past. When your breath snags and your heart thumps; when something strokes your neck and makes you jump: that’s poetry. We want to hear about the t

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Jobs Expo Dublin 2018

Croke Park

Jobs Expo Dublin will feature hundreds of active job opportunities at home and abroad and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. With unemployment still at a high level in Ireland, Jobs Expo Dublin will provide job seekers with real opportunities to find new employment. What can you expect at Jobs Expo Dublin? • Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad • Specialised areas dedicated to jobs in particular industries • Start your own business experts offering advice and support networks • The Career Clinic offering one-

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Dublin Dance Festival 2018

Various Locations

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. The festival provides a platform for Irish choreographers to develop their work in an international context, premiering major new Irish works during each Festival and providing key networking opportunities. Each year the Festival attracts many prominent dance promoters from overseas for whom Dublin has become an exciting place to discover new dance.

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Bloom

Phoenix Park

Celebrate garden life at Ireland's largest and most spectacular gardening event. Hosted by Bord Bia, Bloom will run from Thursday 31st May to Monday 4th June 2018. Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 primarily as a promotional vehicle for horticulture; providing a showcase for garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture and gardening as a hobby. Based on similar successful formats such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows and RHS Hampton Court Palace shows, Bloom has numerous highly creative gardens and plant displays which are used to inspire and excite the public about gardenin

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VisitDublin.com is Dublin’s official tourism information website providing comprehensive information to inspire holidaymakers to visit Ireland’s vibrant capital city, assist with trip planning and offer the most up to date relevant information to you during your stay. Search See & Do for a comprehensive listing of information on things to do in Dublin, accommodation, the best nightlife, special offers, events and a whole lot more. Browse Insider Tips and be inspired to explore Dublin with top tips, suggestions and insider knowledge from the people who know Dublin best. Don’t miss a trick – What's On showcases highlights over the coming three days while My Dublin Map helps you to plan your perfect trip using Pins to save your trip ideas to an interactive map that can be edited, printed or shared with friends.

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Dublin Free Event Guide

The "Dublin Event Guide for Free Events" is a weekly service that provides comprehensive information about all free cultural events in the Greater Dublin area. It consists of this website, an e-mail magazine send to tens of thousands of subscribers and a smartphone web app. This service was started by Joerg Steegmueller in June 2007 as an e-mail to about 10 of his friends to let them know about a small amount of interesting free events in Dublin. They told their friends, more people got interested and now more than 22,000 readers get the e-mail magazine every week. The service is provided completely free of charge and the cost for it is covered by Joerg Steegmueller, a number of sponsors and through voluntary donations from subscribers. In October 2014, Eventbrite - the online ticketing service that allows event organizers to plan, set up ticket sales and promote events - came on board as a main sponsor.

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CultureFox

Culturefox.ie an online guide to Irish cultural events, brought to you by the Arts Council. It is designed to be as useful as possible for anyone promoting events, and for the millions of people each year who enjoy Irish culture, at home and abroad. Designed to be fast, beautiful and easy-to-use, culturefox can also be personalised – it will even send you a ‘last-chance’ e-mail when you are about to miss an interesting event!

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