GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival Dublin celebrates LGBTQ+ storytelling. Our exciting programme of films and events engages filmmakers and audiences in a vibrant social experience at IFI Dublin, Light House Cinema and The Complex. 2022 is our 30th anniversary year and our festival takes place 28 September-2 October Full programme details.
How can it be you have spent a whole ten minutes staring at a banana?
Why do you always do stuff like that?
Why do you never do the other really great things where it’s much, much better – and afterwards you don’t want to saw off your own face and post it back to yourself with not quite enough stamps?
Also, learn how to make breakfast not even knowing you are out of bed Diagnose the mirror, reason with the mice and boil yoghurt blindfolded. Enjoy the fruits of hurtling cognitive decline and your neighbours sprawling ghastliness, absence of humanity and so, so much more. These ti
Make Way Day
“Make Way Day” is a campaign that brings the disability and wider community together to consider the needs of people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share.
It is led by the Disability Federation of Ireland and is a unique collaboration across Ireland and the voluntary and local government sectors. But most of all it’s about people with disabilities.
But everyone can get involved. And everyone should get involved because we’ve discovered thoughtlessness is the big issue. We’ve compiled a terrible top three of obstacles that stop people with disabilities in their tr
Irish Famine Exhibition
Irish Famine Exhibition
The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word 'Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the 'Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee.
The story boards display rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, contem
Autumn Sounds with Duo Chagall
Duo Chagall, who have run the popular classical music series since 2010, will be performing again live in venues around Fingal, after two years of absence. OPW are delighted to resume their partnership by hosting the series at the magnificent Ballroom, Farmleigh, on Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October, doors 7.30, 8pm start.
The longest established classical music partnership in Ireland, Duo Chagall is comprised of Fingal-born violinist Gillian Williams and French cellist Arun Rao. Gillian led their dedicated outfit, the Fingal Ensemble, in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Malahide and Drai
Dublin Painting & Sketching Club Exhibition
1 Windmill Lane
Dublin Painting and Sketching Club's 144th Annual Exhibition will be held at 1WML (1 Windmill Lane) in Dublin City from Monday Sept 19th - Saturday Oct 1st 2022, exhibiting over 150 paintings from contemporary Irish Artists.
The Club was formed in October 1874, its aims were 'to bring together artists, amateurs and others interested in art and the holding of public exhibitions.' In the 21st century these aims remain in place.
Positive Ageing Week
Positive Ageing Week 2022 (PAW) celebrates ageing and the contribution and agency of older people. The theme of PAW 2022 is Challenging Ageism -Reframing How We Think, Feel and Act towards ageing and older persons.
Reframing How We Think, Feel and Act towards ageing and older persons is the theme for Positive Ageing Week 2022 which seeks to challenge negative stereotypes about ageing and older people. Positive Ageing Week is an Age Action initiative to promote the agency of older people and to celebrate the contribution they make to our families, workplaces, communities and society as a who
Dinner with Groucho
Presented by b*spoke theatre company, in association with The Civic as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.
Two men, together, on the edge of heaven.
In a strange restaurant two American giants who revere each other, Groucho Marx and TS Eliot, meet for dinner. Both in their own ways great defiant spirits, they create magic and anarchy, revealing secrets and sorrows. The evening is presided over by the Proprietor, who seems to control the workings of the universe.
Or does she?
In Dinner With Groucho all is revealed, or nearly so…
From the award-winning writer of such iconic plays as
Sister Act The Musical
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast, including TV and West End legend Lesley Joseph, Olivier Award-winner and star of Tracy Beaker Clive Rowe, West End sensation and Hairspray favourite Lizzie Bea and Emmerdale and Waitress star Sandra Marvin as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!
Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she
GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival
IFI & Light House Cinema
GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival Dublin celebrates LGBTQ+ storytelling.
Our exciting programme of films and events engages filmmakers and audiences in a vibrant social experience at IFI Dublin, Light House Cinema and The Complex.
2022 is our 30th anniversary year and our festival takes place 28 September-2 October
Full programme details.
The Twenty Club
Glass Mask Theatre
“The Twenty Club” is a fast paced, female-led genre piece which will delight fans of history and spy stories in equal measure.
As the war in Europe rages with a ferocity unmatched in history, the young Irish Free State watches with growing concern. Its strategic importance to both Britain and the Nazis means its fragile neutrality is constantly under siege.
Captain Farrell, the head of Irish Army Intelligence, confronts the increased spy activity in Ireland with an unorthodox approach, the most daring of which is a small group of female agents under his direct control.
How To Be A Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons
Following the success of MÁM and Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, Teaċ Daṁsa returns to the Dublin Theatre Festival with this intimate new co-production with the Gate Theatre.
A story of innocence and experience, sexuality and shame, humiliation and defiance, identity and nationality, endings and ancestry. Written and choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan, and performed with dancer Rachel Poirier, this world premiere presents the profound, accidental, ridiculous banality of lives lived and lives imagined.
Ce que j’ai fait, ce soir-là
Ce qu’elle a dit, ce soir-là
Dublin, 1971. Sisters tells the story of Bernadette Boland, a single mother shunned by her community, her sister Kathleen, a newlywed dreaming of a perfect life, and the youngest, Noleen, a shop girl eager to embrace the sexual revolution. When Bernadette takes a job at Gaj’s Restaurant, she gets swept up in the urgency of the times and the growing women’s liberation movement. Her journey to empowerment, the discovery of a broader sisterhood and the search for “home” will ultimately put everything at risk.
One of Ireland’s greatest contemporary writers turns her attention to the life of one of the country’s greatest novelists, in a powerful new play Joyce’s Women.
Written for the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Ulysses, this world premiere from Edna O’Brien gives voice to the women who were central to the life of James Joyce.
On the Abbey stage as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, this audacious world premiere is directed by Conall Morrison.
Dublin Theatre Festival
We bring world-class theatre to Dublin, support artists in creating outstanding work and provide a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world.
At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stories – and a commitment to contributing to the vibrant social and cultural life of our capital. Our mission is to present a programme of exceptional theatrical experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities and visitors that make up our city.
We have a rich history, with much to celebrate, but we are most excited about is what is yet to come. I
Dublin Festival of History
Various Locations and Online
The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company.
Now in its tenth year, the festival has built a reputation for shining a fresh perspective on history and its importance in our everyday lives, attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile programme of history talks and debate each Autumn.
The 2022 festival will run from Monday 26 September to Sunday 16 October. Programme details will be announced
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
From the producers of the World’s Most famous circuses The Extreme Stunt Show; comes the all new and sensational CIRCUS EXTREME® Circus Extreme is coming to Ireland with its latest and greatest production to date.
Acts include the sensational high wire and Irelands own flying Roller Skaters. Just back from the European Championships, the EXTREME® FMX team will be bringing you its jaw-dropping stunts to the Big Top as our pilots fly through the air displaying cliff-hanger stunts such as the superman and nac nac to name a few. Battling for air space, our resident riders are sure to get th
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Festival of Inclusion
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) County Council is delighted to host the dlr Festival of Inclusion every autumn. The aim of the annual dlr Festival of Inclusion is to highlight and celebrate social inclusion initiatives and to support and encourage all to actively participate and engage in the community.
dlr Festival of Inclusion is a community based social inclusion events programme that promotes the many groups, organisations and volunteers organising activities and events and offering supports in the community. All events involve groups and organisations bringing people together to connec
Simon Home Run
Simon Home Run is a fun and challenging, five-mile race through our capital’s beautiful Phoenix Park, taking place on 1st October 2022.
This is more than just a run; each year members of the public, the business community, students, teachers, Simon staff, volunteers and clients, all take part in this fantastic event. They run, walk or jog through the park; coming together as a community to challenge themselves and show their support for those living through the nightmare of homelessness.
Join us this year for our theme of 45 Minutes of Hope – as the average runner can complete the ci
The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert
Liberty Hall Theatre
The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert is Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual flagship concert. For many years the concert has presented some of the finest traditional musicians, singers and dancers from Ireland and abroad.
Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to be returning to an in-person concert this year in front of a live audience at Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin. The concert will take place on Saturday 1st October at 8pm in Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin.
Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes)
Deirdre Collis (whistle / button accordion)
Mary Corcoran (piano)
Steve Cooney (guitar)
Dublin Art and Technology Association (D.A.T.A) 20th Anniversary
2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of Dublin Art and Technology Association (D.A.T.A) - a Dublin based platform for artists, makers and thinkers to share knowledge about digital cultures and practices. To celebrate, D.A.T.A, in association with NCAD Gallery, is hosting an event on Saturday 1st October 2022, 1PM-8PM, that includes a series of talks, workshops, screenings and performances from past D.A.T.A participants. The series will look at the work of former DATA presenters since their time presenting as part of D.A.T.A. All events are free, All are welcome.
Participants: Jonah Brucker-Cohe
Ireland Music Week
Ireland Music Week is an independent festival & music conference dedicated to showcasing the very best in new Irish music. Formerly known as Hard Working Class Heroes, Ireland Music Week will take place from October 4th - 7th 2022.
50 acts will be showcasing in this internationally-recognised event showcasing Ireland’s best emerging talent.
For artists of all levels, the conference at the festival will give them a chance to learn and develop their craft and create new opportunities with agents, labels, bookers, music supervisors and services from all over the world.
The conference w
Murder One | Ireland’s International Crime-Writing Festival
DLR Lexicon / Online
Murder One - a unique literary festival: a fun, action packed event for lovers of crime and mystery in all its guises.
Brought to you online for the past two years, Murder One, Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival is back with a bang from 4th-9th October with a host of in person events at a new venue, Dun Laoghaire’s stunning dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre, many of which will be live streamed online.
Cultural historian and TV presenter, Lucy Worsley, will be discussing her latest biography of Agatha Christie while man of the moment, Mick Herron, talks to fellow cri
No Magic Pill
This is the (mostly) true story of Martin Naughton AKA Michael Collins in a wheelchair. Martin is an agitator. A disruptor. A seeker of justice and planter of (truth) bombs. But will his anarchic quest for equality be derailed by dreams of love and new horizons? Based on the real life of Martin Naughton and his campaign for independence for disabled people in Ireland, No Magic Pill, written by Christian O’Reilly and directed by Raymond Keane, is a joyful, shameless, no-holds-barred story of one man’s fight for justice and love.
Grant Thornton 5K Challenge
The GT5K Corporate Challenge is back with its in-person event in Dublin and it's promising to be bigger and better than ever!
Over the last two years the absence of social work events has been largely felt. The GT5K is back to help workforces to stay active and healthy while also enjoying some social team building.
GT5K 2022 invites corporate teams, family teams, sports club teams or the individual runner to take part and compete. Teams are made up of 4 runners, with team categories of male, female and mixed. This year there is also an option to run as an individual!
When you register
Homeless, middle-aged Myra McLaughlin is a foul-mouthed, feisty, Dublin street drinker. She is also immensely funny and self-deprecating as she gives an hilarious, moving, and ultimately heart-breaking re-enactment of her fall from grace from fresh-faced teen bride living in Tallaght, to her pitiful condition of today.
Along Myra’s rollercoaster journey, we experience working class life and death at its maddest, funniest and cruelest. And meet an amazing bunch of Dublin characters who have coloured her life. Including Bob Dylan fan Tommy ... habitual scrounger Tina the Tap … heavy smoke
SoCircular - Celebrating Dublin’s Social & Circular Economy Ecosystem
SoCircular is an event to celebrate Dublin’s social and circular economy ecosystem and culture. It will:
Showcase local social enterprises and circular enterprises and their products and services in an extensive trade expo
Feature panel discussions on key social / circular economy themes as part of a summit
Highlight ecosystem supports, resources and support organisations
Celebrate through social and circular themed arts and cultural performances
The event aims to help transform Dublin by: highligh
Formed of childhood friends Matt Thomson and guitarist Chris Alderton, The Amazons is completed by Elliott Briggs (bass) and Joe Emmett (drums). They hit upon their current sound after being inspired by a Foals gig at Alexandra Palace in 2014 which shifted their perception of what a contemporary rock band could be. They focused their energies on their early influences – Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin – and their music evolved to become heavy, loud and primal.
The Amazons play Whelan's main venue on Wednesday 5th October 2022.
Therapy? bring their So Much For The 32 Year Plan tour to 3Olympia Theatre on Thursday 6th October 2022.
Formed in Belfast in 1989, Therapy? have been described as the bridge between Metallica and Nirvana.
One of the many bands whose careers were jump started by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel, when he played their debut single Meat Abstract on his show. Debut album for A&R records, Nurse, was released in 1993, but it was 1994's Troublegum and single Screamager that really made people take notice. This was followed in 1995 with Infernal Love and in 1998 with Semi-Detached.
'HEAVEN is set in County Offaly, during the weekend of a local wedding. Mairead and Mal are struggling to keep their marriage together. Perhaps attending a wedding will help, or it might raise questions that are difficult to answer.
This poignant, funny, beautiful, new play is full of humanity. HEAVEN is presented by the Olivier Award-winning Fishamble, written by Eugene O’Brien (winner of the Rooney Prize for Literature for EDEN), and directed by Jim Culleton (Irish Times Best Director Award winner 2019).
The Nightmare Realm
City Market, Mary's Lane
Dark rumours are circulating that The City Market at Mary’s Lane has been possessed by nightmarish characters.
The Nightmare Realm, which was awarded as the most entertaining Halloween experience in Ireland last year, is moving to the famous 130-year-old Victorian red brick building in inner Dublin city this October. The freaky and fun event will be twice the size with a new show and lots of surprises, so you’re in for a scare festival experience like never before.
Get ready for spine-tingling Urban Horror at its best with shocks and scares, dazzling special effects, immersive sce
Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival
The Sugar Club & Cineworld
DISFMF is an independent festival dedicated to bring together film makers and musicians from around the world in a forum to celebrate short films and music.
The goal of the festival is to show variety of all genres, drama, comedies, animations, documentaries, music videos, narrative stories and horror.
Our aim is to build cultural bridges and network capabilities between the most talented filmmakers and musicians from around the world. Dublin is the most populous city in Ireland and also a multicultural capital with great venues and great people.
Every year the festival is held in the
National Basketball Arena
For their 21st live event, Robo Riots brings famous robots from BBC’s hit TV show Robot Wars, to battle it out live in Dublin.
They clash, spin, flip. Sparks fly. See your favourite robots take to the arena in our action packed family show.
The biggest, baddest, strongest and fastest next-generation 110kg robots from BBC’s Robot Wars and newcomers from all over Ireland and UK competing in three-minute bouts in which the goal is to destroy or disable the opponent to reign supreme in Robot Combat Sports.
Robot Wars Champions will be taking to the arena including; Thor, Diotoir, Beast
Pepper Canister Church
A sensation of the contemporary classical streaming world, Joep Beving makes his Irish Debut at the beautiful and intimate Pepper Canister Church this October
The Dutch composer’s latest album Hermetism will be released on April 8th and see a return to his roots – solo piano.
Beving has used music to explore some of life’s big philosophical ques.ons in three hugely successful albums – Solipsism, Prehension and Henosis.
With nearly 2 million monthly plays on Spotify alone, Joep Beving is firmly planted himself as one of the best composers and performers working today
The Music of James Bond by Candlelight
St Patrick's Cathedral
From Russia With Love comes this incredible night of best loved Bond themes, performed in the beautiful St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin by candlelight. Featuring a live cast of West End singers accompanied by an incredible live band, experience the music of James Bond as you have never heard it before- truly Nobody Does It Better! Guaranteed to leave you on an All Time High, this concert will feature some of the most iconic songs of all time including Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, A View to A Kill, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall and many more! Book now and join us and The Man With The Golden
DLR Community 5K
Want to take part in a fun active event for all the family and all abilities? If so register now for the dlr Community 5K, taking place at 2pm on Saturday 8th October 2022. This inclusive event returns for its 13th year in full force with over a thousand participants expected to be running, walking, jogging or rolling the 5km scenic route around Kilbogget Park.
Taking place during Dun Laoghaire Rathdowns ‘Festival of Inclusion’, this annual 5km event prides itself on being fully inclusive, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. With a DJ on hand to add to the joyful atmosp
An Evening with Uriel Herman
St Ann's Church
Uriel Herman is at the pinnacle of Israeli musical excellence and we are honoured to be able to present him in Ireland.
Over the past number of years Uriel Herman has taken up the mantle of Israel's greatest piano export. He has developed his craft to a point where he is now a regular feature on the European Jazz Festival circuit and a much sought after performer both Solo and with his quartet.
After several years of trying we can now proudly announce a Solo performance in Dublin in the superb setting of St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street.
Jazz pianist and composer, Uriel Herman has been
Great Pink Run
Since 2011, the Great Pink Run has raised in excess of €5 million, to support our ongoing research and education programmes nationally
The Great Pink Run with Glanbia offers the opportunity for men women and children to participate in a fun filled morning of a pinktastic showcase with music, face painters and fun for all the family. We have a 5k fun run, jog, walk or wheel and a 10K Challenge – there is something for everyone
Join us for the 2022 event on Sunday 9th October
National Concert Hall
Orchestra Baobab play their first Irish concert in over a decade.
Adored both at home in Senegal and across the world, Orchestra Baobab occupy a special place in the history of African music. Their epic story begins in the heart of Dakar’s Medina in the 1960s and extends across the world and into the 21st century, featuring a brilliant assembly of diverse musical personalities and encompassing a unique blend of Afro-Latin styles, international pop, West African griot music, and an after-dark West African nightclub ambience of lilting, mellifluous rhythms. In the 1970’s a new fashionabl
Dancing In The Moonlight: A Play About Phil Lynott
Smock Alley Theatre
A solo show exploring the formative years of Phil Lynott.
Set in 1960’s Dublin, Phil tells his life story, from birth to the formation of Thin Lizzy. This one-man show explores Phil’s experience as a musician, from earlier bands, first girlfriends and the difficulties of being the only black kid in his school. This is the story of how a young man who grew up in Crumlin went on to become one of the greatest rock icons of the 1970’s.
“…The sky’s the limit for one of rock’s hidden stories that deserves wider attention” – The Edinburgh Reporter
“…This complexity of cha
Red Line Festival
The Red Line Festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated, or even just thought!
The Red Line Festival brought to you by South Dublin Libraries and Arts takes place from the 13th- 16th October 2022. It provides a programme of events and workshops aimed to attract people of all ages and interests. The initiative enhances the experience of culturally curious audiences visiting Dublin and Ireland, offering them an exciting cultural environment in a suburban area of Dublin not normally associated with literary festivals. This year we are ex
National Women’s Enterprise Day
National Women’s Enterprise Day, Ireland’s largest female enterprise event is a full day programme to promote, encourage and stimulate female entrepreneurship across Ireland. It is designed and led by women and is an annual high point in promoting entrepreneurship to women in Ireland. The Local Enterprise Office along with Enterprise Ireland provide a wide range of help, incentives, training, and development programmes to female entrepreneurs.
While help is available all year round, National Women’s Enterprise Day allows us to turn the spotlight on female entrepreneurship. It attracts
ISLA – Irish, Spanish, Latin American Festival – is an admission free, bilingual, multicultural and interdisciplinary three-day festival with a strong view on literature that celebrates Spanish speaking culture in Ireland and the shared connections. It brings together participants from Ireland, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain and Peru, every October.
Ireland is both lighthouse and port, the starting point and destination of continuous adventures of kinship, history and literature that have seeded our memories and our outlook on the world. This endless and boundless dialo
The Last Return
A Druid Theatre production presented with the Gate Theatre.
Not all good things come to those who wait.
One final night. One last chance. Five people queue for a ticket to the hottest show in town. All they must do is simply wait in line. But what in life is ever simple? Who will triumph, who will fail, and who will walk away with… The Last Return?
This new play by acclaimed playwright Sonya Kelly (Once Upon a Bridge, Furniture) is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost.
The Last Return at Dublin Theatre Festival follows its world premie
The Fumbally Stables
From small town Ireland to the dance floors of Buenos Aires, this dark and witty coming of rage story is as sharp as a tango heel.
She had hoped to move calmly and quietly into middle age, but sometimes passion refuses to be suppressed, and as for feet, well now they just want to tango the night away....
Baggage is the story of a woman unpacked. Her seams have burst, the lid is lifted, her secrets are out. Fusing theatre, comedy and dance, this solo show takes the audience on a rip roaring adventure. This is not a coming of age story – she’s far too old for that. This is a coming of
Open House Dublin
This autumn, Open House Dublin, Ireland’s largest architecture festival, will be a city-wide celebration.
Join us for over 100+ free events across the city. Open House Dublin celebrates great architecture, urban design and the people that contribute to the creation of built Dublin.
Brought to you by the Irish Architecture Foundation, the festival is part of the Open House Worldwide international network of 50 organisations hosting festivals and conversations about architecture, design and cities across the globe from Lagos to Taipei, and New York to Santiago. We are uniquely positioned
Stella Bass & The Johnny Taylor Trio: “Phil Ware-By Prior Arrangement
National Concert Hall
As celebrated jazz pianist Phil Ware recovers from illness, Stella Bass, long-time friend and collaborator, joins forces with The Johnny Taylor Trio, to perform some of the arrangements Phil wrote for her. Expect Kern, Porter, Gershwin…and a few surprises!
Phil Ware is widely considered Ireland’s leading jazz pianist and arranger who, in June 2020, suffered a severe stroke, but continues to make great strides back to health.
Stella Bass is a longtime friend and collaborator of Phil’s. They first started working together in 2005 and over the years, Phil wrote many song arrangements
COP ON! The Festival
TU Dublin, Grangegorman
Bringing you COP ON, a unique, first of its kind festival to socialise and mobilise. A free festival that brings well-being, creativity and community to centre stage. We know climate issues are so large, it can feel overwhelming. ’Normal people’ switch off, activists burn out, and those in power seem to endlessly delay and defer.
Taking to the stage are an inspiring mix of great speakers from Ireland and around the world along with legendary Irish bands, comedians and spoken word artists.
Throw in an open-air cinema, award-winning workshops, street food, reggae yoga, special DJ sets
Jobs Expo is returning to Dublin in 2022! Jobs Expo Dublin will take place on Saturday, 15th October (10am-4pm). This careers fair will feature hundreds of active job opportunities and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION.
After a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are delighted to return to the capital. 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
Gaelforce 10K Howth Summit
A 10km trail run around Howth Hill Summit.
You will be challenged but you will never be bored. Sweeping views, varied terrain and a satisfying climb will keep you on track. This is trail running in Ireland, but not as you know it!
Route and terrain:
Starting beside Howth Castle and taking in the summit of Howth Hill the terrain includes grassy tracks, rough trails and sealed road. No endless straight lines and dull scenery here.
Why not find out why Lonely Planet calls this one of its ‘Epic Runs of the World’? Will it be your best trail run in Ireland this year?
Dublin Brick Con
National Basketball Arena
Dublin Brick Con is the biggest showcase of LEGO ever seen in the country... The event features over 1,600 sqm of Ireland's biggest & best custom models with over 1 million bricks, fun activities, special guests and more!
Get your chance to meet Ireland's most well known LEGO masters, builders & enthusiasts.
Let yourself get carried away by history with a minifig scale version of Trim Castle featuring almost 1,000 LEGO knights! This is truly Ireland's largest LEGO castle.
You'll also have a chance to see the Easter Rising unfolding brick by brick for the first time ever!
Circus The Musical – Celebrating Diversity
Acclaimed Omagh-based theatre group for people with a learning disability or autism, Skyzdalimit, brings you its latest production, “Circus”.
Circus is an immersive musical tour de force. A thoroughly enjoyable and captivating immersive experience for all the family, where the audience have the opportunity to be directly involved in the performance- singing and dancing along and joining in some of the scenes.
Circus is a rousing, inspiring ode to celebrating individuality and uniqueness; a charming, lively, and energetic musical with endlessly catchy, toe-tapping original songs and
Irish Book Week
Irish Book Week 2022 takes place 15 – 22 October. Irish Book Week was created by Bookselling Ireland, a committee of Booksellers Association members representing bookshops big and small across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, in partnership with Publishing Ireland. Irish Book Week launched in 2018.
Irish bookshops play a crucial role in championing homegrown talent and putting great Irish books into the hands of readers. Irish Book Week celebrates Irish authors and illustrators, publishers, and Irish interest books, as well as the many brilliant bookshops that sell them. Just
Don Mescall & Band
Glass Mask Theatre
Glass Mask Theatre are delighted to present the Internationally acclaimed award winning Songwriter Don Mescall and his band back to our stage by popular demand! An intimate acoustic evening of songs from the #1 Album 'Lighthouse Keeper'.
SportAbility Day 2022
Sport Ireland Campus
The aim of Dublin SportAbility Day is to put a focus on the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport and physical activity in Dublin and nationwide. This event will promote disability sport organisations, National Governing Bodies, and local clubs and organisations that offer inclusive opportunities and adapted sports.
Dublin SportAbility Day will take place on the 16th of October 2022 in Sport Ireland’s National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown, Dublin from 11am-3pm. It will be a highly interactive day including practical ‘’Come and Try’’ sessions delivered by National Governin
RDS and Various Locations
Join 5,000+ SaaS founders, execs and investors as they come together to learn from industry experts, get hot leads, fill up their calendars with business development opportunities, and connect with their peers.
The main conference days take place at the RDS. Here you’ll be able to learn from the world’s leading SaaS experts, who can help you get to the next level. You’ll find highly targeted and actionable content across various stages and topics, helping you as you figure out how to extend runway, grow your team, and escape the valley of death.
SaaS.City is a series of
The Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff
Playing to sold out audiences all over the world, the Olivier Award nominated POTTED POTTER The Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes.
Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, POTTED POTTER will make you roar with laughter.
Created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter is
Learnovation | Global Learning Summit
After two year’s of hosting the annual summit Learnovation online, it returns to an in-person event in one of Ireland’s premier venues, Croke Park in Dublin on 20th October 2022.
This years’ theme “The Future of Learning is Now” will focus on the huge strides made in the world of learning in the last two years and will examine the trends we can expect in this area into the future.
There will be a stellar line up of speakers with a schedule that will have something for everyone from the schools, third level and corporate sectors.
There will also be extensive networking opport
Marcus Conway has come home to his kitchen in Louisburgh Co. Mayo. Everything seems normal, yet he is haunted by the feeling that nothing is quite right. Poring obsessively over the details of his relationships, his world, and his work as an engineer brings him closer to an understanding of how the things and people he loves have come together, and how they have and must inevitably come apart.
Mike McCormack’s multi-award-winning novel is brought to life by Stanley Townsend (Best Actor, Irish Times Theatre Awards) in a performance directed by Lynne Parker (Best Director, Irish Times Theat
The Convention Centre
Furthr Festival (formerly Futurescope) is back and in person on the 21st October 2022. Join 1,600 + of those most engaged in the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems as they explore the business opportunities arising from transformative technologies and the big global challenges.
At Furthr Festival we will:
• Explore global challenges and the role of emerging tech in finding the solutions
• Put the spotlight on game changing innovation for sustainability and digital transformation
• Identify opportunities for business growth and success
• Support innovators and ambitious founders
Halloween Drive-in Movies at Leopardstown
Retro Drive in Movies is returning with a spooktacular roster of beloved Halloween classics (for both adults and kids) from Friday October 21st to Monday October 31st at Leopardstown Racecourse.
Expect flicks like Hocus Pocus, Ghostbusters, Scream, The Exorcist, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Beetlejuice, Halloween, Poltergeist, Gremlines, Monsters Inc & more...
RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition
The RDS Visual Art Awards is the most important platform for visual art graduates in Ireland. It provides a curated exhibition opportunity and a significant prize fund of over €30,000, as well as vital exposure for emerging visual artists as they move into early professional practice. The 2022 RDS Visual Art Awards exhibition will take place in the RDS Concert Hall from October 21-29.
The Workman's Club
Selective Memory are delighted to announce a show with Dublin band Pigeon Millers at the Workman’s Club Cellar on October 21st '22.
The band are releasing their latest single ‘The Only One’ from their debut album ‘The Onlooker’s Redemption’
Pigeon Millers debut album ‘The Onlooker’s Redemption’ deals with someone becoming a darker version of themselves and their journey to get back to being a person they recognize. It’s a journey they mostly keep to themselves.
Annual Dublin Book Fair
Royal Marine Hotel
Esteemed booksellers from across Ireland, Scotland and England descend on one of Ireland’s finest hotels for the annual PBFA book fair. From general secondhand books to exceedingly rare items, the fair encompasses books, prints, manuscripts and ephemera.
Established for some twenty years, the Dublin book fair has been opened in the past by various writers, including not one, but two Booker prize winners in John Banville and Anne Enright.
Parking is available at the hotel and there is easy access to train and bus services. The Royal Marine offers full disabled access and enviable bar an
Healthcare Job Fair
The Healthcare Job Fair is Ireland’s premier recruitment event for medical, nursing, health and social care employment opportunities both at home and abroad.
As the only event of its kind across the island of Ireland including Northern Ireland, this job fair brings together an unrivalled pool of highly skilled professionals as well as the industry’s leading employers from Ireland, the UK and Australia.
The global pandemic hasn’t stopped healthcare staff from changing jobs, if anything it has accelerated the process and the return of our job fairs are expected to be busier than ever
Anne-Marie O’Farrell & Cormac de Barra
Farmleigh House & Estate
Dynamic harp duo Cormac De Barra and Anne-Marie O'Farrell perform a lively programme of harp duets, spanning Europe's musical traditions from the baroque to the present. Featuring works by Handel, O'Carolan, Tarrega and O'Farrell, their music reflects the marriage of Ireland’s oral musical heritage and the classical tradition.
The Irish Whiskey Festival
The Convention Centre
The Irish Whiskey Festival will take place at The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2022.
Spread over four Sessions, the festival will include exhibition stands, tasting events, cocktail masterclasses, Q+A sessions and much more.
Niamh Duffy & Band
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
Niamh Duffy and Band Present The Emmylou Harris Songbook
North County Dublin singer Niamh Duffy was raised on a cocktail of great American Country Musicians like Meryl Haggard, Hank Williams and Willie Nelson. But thanks to her father’s borderline obsession, the artist that dominated her childhood home and influenced her most was Emmylou Harris.
With her captivating voice and stunning beauty, coupled with her ability to perform heart breaking love songs and dirty country rock in the next breath, Harris is the quintessential Americana Artist.
Wanting to present the music of Harris to
The T. S. Eliot Lecture
The seventh lecture in a series inspired by T. S. Eliot’s impact on modern literature.
The 2022 T. S. Eliot Lecture returns to the Abbey Stage on 23 October.
The T. S. Eliot Lecture has been presented at the Abbey Theatre since 2016. Inspired by Eliot’s legacy, previous speakers include Paul Muldoon, Steven Pinker, Samantha Power, Sean Scully, Edna O’Brien and Es Devlin.
In 2022, the centenary year of the publication of Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’, the lecture will be delivered by writer Sally Rooney, followed by an in-conversation with Anne Enright. The event will be introd
Public Service Innovation Week
National Public Service Innovation Week returns from the 24th-28th October 2022.
Now in its fourth year, the week offers public servants a chance to celebrate and showcase innovation in the public service, share learnings and best practice, and identify opportunities to collaborate and work together to solve pressing public sector challenges and deliver world-class public services.
The week will feature of number of events for public servants on areas including creative thinking and service design.
Festival of Female Entrepreneurs
Meta, Serpentine Avenue
Whether you are just starting out or focused on scaling, this event is a must in your entrepreneurial calendar.
Hosted in association with #SheMeansBusiness, attend to have a day of working ‘on’ the business, not ‘in’ the business. Hear from inspiring entrepreneurs and experts on topics ranging from getting in the press to raising finance, embracing technology, and managing people.
Ireland's biggest and best Marketing conference is BACK!
Learn Inbound brings together the brightest minds in the digital marketing industry to share next-level tips, tactics and strategies in SEO, PPC, CRO, Analytics, PR, Content Marketing and Growth Marketing.
At our annual single-track conference, we will welcome 12+ industry leaders to share their knowledge and insights with you. By combining the very best of speakers with an active and engaged community for you to get involved with, we’re trying to build something different around Learn Inbound.
From tactics and tools to campai
The Big Scream Festival
The Big Scream North East Inner City Halloween Festival It has been created by, and for the Community, and is led by the Community, Youth Projects and Residents.
Five Days of activites from Oct 27th. There'll be plenty of scary stuff, a funfair and many more family events over the course of the festival
Ballybough – North Strand
Sean MacDermott Street – Summerhill
Sheriff Street – North Wall
Bram Stoker Festival
Bram Stoker Festival, after a two year hiatus, will finally crawl out of our underground crypt into the streets of Dublin City this October Bank Holiday Weekend.
We’ve had lots of time to conjure up deliciously dark treats for Dubliners this year, including an epic spectacle, the return of some family favourites and all the devilish craic you’ve come to expect.
Bram Stoker Festival celebrates the legacy of one of Ireland’s most beloved and iconic writers. Now entering its tenth year, the festival draws inspiration from Stoker, his life, his work, the Dublin of his time and celebrat
Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo
Wild Lights, the spectacular, night-time experience at Dublin Zoo, is back with an exciting brand new theme – The Magic of Life!
Over a thousand breath-taking, dazzling lanterns will portray a fascinating and important story by shining a light on biodiversity.
Travel through the illuminated and magical woodland scenes before encountering the wondrous pollinators including giant bees and bee-hives. See some of nature’s most amazing transformations from the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a stunning butterfly to the intriguing co-operation between ants in a colony.
The Irish Startup Conference 2022
Trinity College Dublin
Hosted by Startup Network Europe, The Irish Startup Conference 2022 is our second annual conference for Irish Startup Founders, VCs, Executives, and Seed Fund Partners.
This event will gather 400 people in the Edmund Burke Theatre in Trinity College. It follows our 2021 Conference, which was online and got 940 Zoom Attendees.
Dublin Marathon Expo
Dublin Marathon Expo is the largest and most prestigious dedicated running event in Ireland.
In addition to hosting the registration facilities for all intending Dublin Marathon runners the Expo has become a Focal Point for all people with a love of running whether participating in the marathon or not. Each year the Expo gets bigger and better with new and improved features.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Dublin Marathon Expo 2022.
Axis Arts Centre
Being a vampire sucks, but being Dracula’s younger brother is driving Jackula batty.
Join Jackula on a spooktacular quest to to step out of his older brother’s shadow and become the world’s most magical vampire. Laugh as Jackula makes his pet ghost dance. Gasp as Jackula balances five glasses of water on his face. Smile as children help him perform fun magic tricks. After the show, every child gets to do a trick! Yes, Jackula invites everyone to stay, perform a trick and receive a treat.
This is a fun magic and juggling show for the whole family. Recommended for children aged 4 to
The Library Project
The 8th Edition of HALFTONE Print Fair will be hosted in November 2022
HALFTONE is the ideal place where to get to grips with a diversity of printing techniques while discovering new work for your collection or finding an excellent present. It is a great opportunity to purchase fantastic artworks at enviable prices!
HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland hosted every year at The Library Project. Every edition, the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene.
Come and enjoy a great selection of artwor
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Extravaganza
The Sugar Club
This Halloween we are delighted to welcome you back to The Sugar Club to celebrate in style our Annual Halloween Extravaganza.
Expect a night to remember as friends old and new come together to celebrate our favourite time of the year.
Expect the CRAZIEST, WILDEST and most OUTRAGEOUS show yet!!
With guest performances, prizes for best dressed, complimentary goodies and audience participation – hold on to your fishnets and behold as Richard O Brien’s 1975 cult classic comes alive on The Sugar Club stage just for you!!!!
With lots to trick and treat- make The Rocky Horror Picture S
There's a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh, and funnywoman Deirdre O'Kane has well and truly reached it. Catch her brilliant new stand-up show, Demented.
The last few years have been something of a whirlwind for O’Kane. A co-founder of Comic Relief in Ireland, she fronted the acclaimed RTÉ Does Comic Relief in 2020 which raised more than €6m to help those in need.
“O’Kane quickly sets up a rhythm of her own and when she exits, applause follows her all the way down the street.” – The Scotsman
“O’Kane is an instantly charismatic stage presence and her br
Irish Life Dublin Marathon
Starts at Fitzwilliam Street Upper
The is a single lap, starting and finishing close to the City Centre. Conditions for marathon running are usually ideal at this time of year.
The Irish climate is influenced by the prevailing light South Westerly winds of the Gulf Stream. The average temperatures for October are around 12 – 14°C (53 – 57°F). Dublin has only about 30 inches of rain annually–ideal for running.
If you’re tackling a marathon, you will have trained hard for months to get in great shape and ready to line up at the start of those 26.2 miles.
Fingal Festival of Fire
Fingal Festival of Fire returns this Halloween with spooktacular events in Swords, Malahide, Blanchardstown and Balbriggan
Come along to the Spooky Disco at 7pm followed by a magical firework display at 7:30pm in all locations.
Make sure to wear your Halloween costume and bring a torch.
The 502s return to Dublin for a headline show at Vicar St. on 31st Oct.
Known for their viral music videos on TikTok and raucous live shows, their new album finds the 6-piece indie folk band revelling in the thrills and joys of living their dreams, yet resilient in the face of heartbreak and relentless upheaval which comes with the passing of time. Led by earnest banjo-strumming songwriter Ed Isola, The 502s are a band of brothers whose sound has received critical acclaim as celebratory, wholesome, and thoroughly life-affirming.
The 502s provide the soundtrack for adventure, and that’s
The Grand Social
Basht, comprising of Jack Leavey, Sam Duffy, Louis Christle, Luke O’Neill, and recent addition Rossa Healy, combine a fascinating mix of styles, incorporating intimate lyricism, new-wave bass tones, hip-hop drum beats, and raw guitar riffs into their tunes.
2022 has seen them play Forbidden Fruit, Eeryies and Otherside Festivals. With numerous guest appearances including an upcoming special guest slot of Modernlove at the end of November.
”... one of the most exciting young rock bands to emerge in Ireland in aeons. You can immediately hear that these guys know what they’re at”
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
The Boys are back and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are delighted to announce the return of the true-life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical production: JERSEY BOYS which comes to Dublin in November 2022, for a 2 week run! Written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, JERSEY BOYS will play Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from Tuesday 1st of November until Saturday 12th of November 2022.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Olivier Award-wi
International Dublin Tattoo Convention
Under new stewardship, this iconic festival of body art will be a celebration of International and Irish tattooing, and much much more. We hope to bring you the best tattoo event ever held in Ireland.
The show will bring together some world class international tattoo artists and mix that in with the amazing tattoo talent of Ireland's best tattoo artists. The show also will feature incredible entertainment, acts, shows, music, a stunning art gallery, photo booth, market stalls and traders & much more
When The Fureys make their eagerly awaited return to Draíocht's Main Stage, on Friday 4th November they will treat their audience to one of popular music’s richest legacies.
They are one of Ireland’s all-time most acclaimed and influential middle of the road, folk and traditional bands. Fureys classics like 'I Will Love You', 'When You Were Sweet 16,' 'Red Rose Café', 'Leaving Nancy', 'The Old Man', 'From Clare to Here' and 'The Green Fields of France' have become the soundtrack to the lives of fans all over the world.
The Fureys indelible musical footprint is rivalled only by thei
Beatles Day @ The Workman’s Club
The Workman's Club
BEATLES DAY in Dublin will take place at the Workman’s Club in the city centre on Saturday, November 5th.
2pm - LENNON & SHOTTON / JON WARD
Lennon and Shotton is a short play about John Lennon and his best friend Pete Shotton. It follows the two teenage boys through their wild years at Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool and is completely based on fact.
It will be performed by Padraic McGinley. It is written and directed by Stephen Kennedy.The show will also include a set of songs from The Beatles played live by the great Jon Ward. The show has a total running time of 50 minutes.
Jim Gaffigan is a six-time Grammy®-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, two-time Emmy®-winning top touring performer and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life.
In addition to two seasons of the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical The Jim Gaffigan Show, which he wrote and produced with his wife Jeannie, and his widely popular stand-up comedy specials, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and drama
A Wind Full of Space
Pepper Canister Church
Paul Hillier leads Chamber Choir Ireland through the storm of Franke's Rilke Madrigals to the 'cool purity' of Poulenc's Mass in G major.
"The nights - those nights when the infinite wind eats at our faces!"
Rainer Maria Rilke conceived the opening lines of his Duineser Elegien on a stormy January day in 1912, standing on cliffs above the Adriatic Sea near the castle of Duino. Recognised as one of the greatest lyric poetic achievements of the 20th century, fragments from these elegies were set to music by German contemporary composer Bernd Franke in 2005.
Through the storm of Franke's
Dundrum On Ice
Dundrum Town Centre
Dundrum On Ice - Dublin's best ice skating venue in Dundrum Town Centre returns for 2022.
One of Dublin's largest Ice Rinks returns for both beginners and ice skating aficiondado's.
Dundrum on Ice offers our experienced team of Ice Marshals, Food and Beverages, incredible music and atmosphere.
Bring in the festive cheer with Ireland's favourite Ice Skating experience.
Dublin Book Festival
The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors.
The Dublin Book Festival was established in 2006 by Publishing Ireland, the all-island trade association for book publishers, establish
Pepper Canister Church
The Delines play Pepper Canister Church Dublin on Tuesday 8th November 2022.
The Delines are a retro country band from Portland led by vocalist Amy Boone (The Damnations TX), alongside the keyboard work of Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) as well as fellow Portlanders Sean Oldham and songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and on pedal steel, Tucker Jackson (Minus 5) founded in 2012.
They describe themselves as a "retro country band".
Run In The Dark
As darkness sweeps around the globe in mid-November, 25,000 people worldwide will get up from their armchairs, slip on their red flashing armbands and pull on their running shoes to complete a 5k or 10k.
Running separately while connecting socially across 7 continents, this global movement will light up the night as people hit the road to Run in the Dark for the Mark Pollock Trust and donate or fundraise for our charity partner Collaborative Cures to help cure paralysis in our lifetime.
Electric Vehicle Summit
WIth fuel prices soaring, many drivers are making the move to electric vehicles sooner than initially planned. Both passenger and commercial vehicle owners are looking to the government and industry for the information and stability they need to make this transition.
Challenges around model supply and affordability, access to charging infrastructure, fluctuating energy costs and range anxiety continue to be ongoing. But with electric vehicle demand rapidly increasing and electric vehicles being seen as one of the key avenues to achieving transport sector decarbonisation, it is imperative fo
Irelands biggest and best art fair is returning to the RDS in November 2022.
Art Source will feature work from hundreds of artists and galleries. There will be a range of events and activities taking place during Art Source including workshops, demonstrations and talks.
We will also have a zone just for kids where your little one can use their imagination to create their own works of art.
Art Source is the most exciting art event of the year, featuring 175 Irish & International artists & galleries gathering together to showcase PAINTING, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION, P
Fingal Inclusion Week
Fingal Inclusion Week will run from the 14th to 20th November 2022. It is an initiative of Fingal County Council Community Development Office, Fingal Integration Team, and the Fingal Public Participation Network. It aims to highlight the positive work that communities, agencies, and other organisations are involved in to reduce social exclusion and poverty in Fingal. The week also seeks to raise awareness of the barriers experienced by citizens of Fingal that lead to social exclusion and promote an understanding of inclusion in Fingal. The theme for 2022 is “Health and Wellbeing”.
Singular artists proudly present The Snuts live at The Button Factory, Dublin 16th Nov.
One of the most exciting acts in the UK right now, The Snuts deliver 11 slices of sonic brilliance on Burn The Empire. Produced by longtime collaborators Detonate and Clarence Coffee Jr the album continues the band’s evolution both sonically and lyrically. A voice for the next generation lead singer Jack Cochrane attacks subjects affecting the youth of today. Opening with the album’s title track, a no holds barred protest against the corrupt corporations and politicians, the album delves into the neg
Improv Fest Ireland
Ireland's Original International Festival of Improvised Theatre & Comedy
Improv/Improvisation is an art form where performers create scenes, stories and characters in the moment live in front of an audience. There is no script, no planning and no safety net! Modern Improvisational theatre includes a wide spectrum of performances - from fast-paced comedic 'shortform', to silent shows, to improvised puppet performances, to audience-inspired concepts, to musicals to full length improvised plays. This dynamic art form takes theatre and comedy to a whole new level - one that has audiences on
Football Clichés Live
Liberty Hall Theatre
The Football Clichés podcast, created and presented by Adam Hurrey, was launched by The Athletic in 2020 to dive deep into the subconscious code of the world's most talked-about and written-about sport. FootballClichés is a show about the language of the game, from words and phrases to gestures and crowd noises, and all the things you didn't realise you cared about but - trust us - you will.
After a first-ever live show sold out in just three days in July, Football Clichés takes the stage again to bring its unique perspective on the minutiae of the modern game to London, Manchester and
National Analytics Summit
The Convention Centre
The National Analytics Summit is one of the largest Data events in Europe, bringing together the most inspiring and innovative global players in this rapidly evolving industry. Taking place in the Convention Centre, Dublin, the Summit presents the most advanced and innovative technologies from the world’s best companies. With leading speakers from around the world and an exhibition showcasing the best in the business, the Summit brings together our community of data, analytics and AI practitioners to learn, network and collaborate.
RIAM Open Day
RIAM Open Day - Each year the Royal Irish Academy of Music hosts an Open Day for prospective full-time students. It is a great opportunity for you to discover if this is the place for you, soak up the atmosphere, and get all your questions answered. Open Day events include:
Information sessions on our courses that includes Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in Music Performance and Composition.
Breakout sessions with our Heads of Vocal Studies and Opera, Strings, Keyboard, Composition and Wind/Brass/Percussion.
Presentations on performance opportunities with student per
Dublin Art Book Fair
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
This is the twelfth edition of Ireland’s only art book fair takes place from 24 November — 04 December 2022, sponsored by Henry J Lyons. The Dublin Art Book Fair Guest Curator for 2022 is Rosie Lynch, Creative Director of Workhouse Union.
This year's theme for Dublin Art Book Fair 2022: A Caring Matter, considers ideas of care and the role of publishing, both formal and informal, in building communities of solidarity and belonging. The programme of events will explore the role of care in society through diverse perspectives and experiences.
DABF is the centre for contemporary artist
The Moving Crib
St Martin Apostolate
This year The Moving Crib will be opening it’s doors for it’s 66th year!
The Moving Crib has been a key feature of Christmas in Dublin for so long that parents and grandparents, who visited The Moving Crib as children, are now bringing their children and grandchildren to enjoy and re-live this amazing Christmas experience!
The Moving Crib, the mention of which evokes a smile and fond memories of Dublin in the ‘rare auld times’ is the only one of its kind in Ireland (if not the world); it is an historical and entertaining experience. This Dublin landmark is as captivating today as
Beauty and the Beast
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Disney’s beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of a UK and Ireland Tour.
Spectacularly re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by the original award-winning creative team, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will play at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 24 November 2022 – 8 January 2023.
This beloved ‘tale as old as time’ will be brought to life on stage like never before, with members of the original creative team reuniting on this new production that features all of the spellbinding music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howar
Hansel and Gretel
The Helix Panto this year is Hansel & Gretel
Produced as always by TheatreworX Productions, this years show ‘Hansel & Gretel’ promises to be as fun, fresh and magical as ever. Creating an exciting new script with plenty of twists, turns and adventure, our panto promises yet another hilarious production for all the family to enjoy.
Join Hansel and Gretel as they journey through the magical pantosphere of intrigue and adventure. With panto favourites Buddy (Colin Hughes), Laurel (Aidan Mannion), the wickedly wonderful Paul Byrom, the multi talented Orla Jennings and the outrageous Dame
Fresh off their sold out show at Vicar St in June, one of the hottest acts in the world right now, Confidence Man are returning to Dublin to blow your minds once again with their biggest Irish headline show to date at the National Stadium, Dublin on Friday 25th November.
Australia’s favourite power pop darlings are back with a brand new UK & Ireland tour. A tour that has already seen them sell out two shows in London and THREE dates in Manchester, and now they’ve added a date for Ireland at the unique venue that is National Stadium, Dublin.
The band’s latest album ‘TILT’ was re
Lisa O’Neill: Tones that are tender and Tones that are Gruff
National Concert Hall
Lisa O’Neill is a songwriter like no other. Her roots may be sourced in folk and traditional music but her work opens up a landscape beyond any settled sense of genre. For this once-off curated show, Lisa gathers together with fellow writers and composers as they perform their songs, explore their origins, share their stories.
Songwriter Lisa O’Neill is one of the most singular and exciting talents in Irish music today. Her latest release Heard A Long Gone Song has garnered huge acclaim both at home and abroad. The album see her set her remarkable incisive voice against impressionistic
Forget about your worries and your strife as we bring you this year’s Gaiety Pantomime, ‘The Jungle Book’.
Join us on a tropical adventure with Mowgli, the man-child, as he swings and sings his way through this jungle journey. Filled with Panto monkey-business and hiss-sterical shenanigans, we meet all your favourite jungle friends along the way, plus a few familiar animal crackers.
But beware, as who knows what could be lurking in the leafy shadows as danger is never very far when evil is on the prowl.
So, for the bare necessities of life look no further than this year’s Gaiety
The Food Retail & Hospitality Expo
Sport Ireland: National Indoor Arena
The Food Retail & Hospitality Expo, which is being held on December 1st at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, will highlight the key trends and challenges facing food retailers, food service operators and hospitality providers while also showcasing the latest innovations, developments in best practice and new technological solutions available. It will address key issues such as attracting new customers; stafﬁng retention and recruitment; modernising premises and facilities; and anticipating changing consumer preferences.
Rising consumer concerns about health and wellness, convenien
PIAF is a captivating and uncompromising look at Édith Piaf in all her grit and glory, tracing her life from her days singing for change on the streets of Belleville to the high-end nightclubs of New York. Acclaimed singer Camille O’Sullivan will play the iconic French chanteuse in a production directed by Des Kennedy.
West End star Aoife Mulholland will make her Gate Theatre debut, alongside actors Kwaku Fortune, Emmanuel Okoye and Ash Rizi.
The show’s talented ensemble will include Gate Theatre veteran Phelim Drew; Irish Times Theatre Award winners Kate Gilmore and Rory Nolan; Zar
National Concert Hall
Conor O’Brien’s Villagers Acoustic Tour 2022 comes to the National Concert Hall with new arrangements of classic Villagers songs from his 2010 debut Becoming a Jackal to last year’s acclaimed fifth studio album, Fever Dreams.
Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol
Smock Alley Theatre
AboutFACE’s much-loved festive “radio-play-within-a-play” for the whole family returns by popular demand this December!
In this fast-moving, heartfelt comedy based on true events, radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre gang are presenting “A Christmas Carol” in New York live ON-AIR on Christmas Eve 1938 … having just lost their Scrooge!
Can Orson and his overworked cast survive the last minute chaos to give this Christmas Carol a happy ending? Featuring a 45-minute version of “A Christmas Carol” in the 1930's radio style with live sound effects and carols, t
The Pantomime Dreams are Made of, Spinning Into The Civic this December.
A spellbinding tale of Sleeping Beauty. At her 18th Birthday party, the beautiful Princess Aurora pricks her finger on a spindle wheel which has been cursed by the evil Maleficent. Our Good Queen casts a magical spell which should break the curse. The Princess can only be woken from her sleep by... True love's kiss. Will she find her true love and live happily ever after?
Starring Fair City’s Sorcha Furlong (Orla) returning to The CivicPantoas our glamorous Baddie, also returning is our loveable Tickles played
SCI:COM 2022 returns in December for another year in our new venue at the Aviva Stadium! This year's theme is Representation. Enjoy a day of networking, workshops, new ideas, great speakers and fantastic food.
More details to follow soon!
Little Red Riding Hood
Oh Granny, what sharp teeth you have! . . . All the better to gobble you up with!!
There’s a wolf lurking in the magical panto woods. He’s big, he’s bad and he’s bonkers! And was that a Unicorn that went flying by? And what has happened to Granny Hood, why has she that big toothy grin? Wolfie may have met his match in our Red who needs no boy to save the day!
With a surprise or three, Mill Productions’ one hour panto is packed with colourful costume, sparkling songs, dazzling dance routines and enough laughs to keep the whole family buzzing.
The Mill’s Christmas One Hour
Clannad is celebrating an exceptional award-winning 50-year career with the exciting announcement of a farewell Dublin show date in 3Arena, Friday 9th December 2022.
The multi award-winning Clannad have without doubt done more than any other group to take Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience. Fusing elements of traditional Irish music with more contemporary folk, new age, and rock they have created a beautifully unique and ethereal sound which combines haunting melodies and mesmerising vocals to transcend the sands of time whilst appealing to a worldwide audience of al
Toy Show The Musical
The Convention Centre
This Christmas, Toy Show The Musical brings the magic of the Late Late Toy Show to the theatre stage for the very first time. Step inside one little girl's Toy Show adventure as she and her family prepare for the biggest night of their lives. It's a story about family, tradition and how the magic of the Toy Show brings the whole world together each year for one truly amazing night. Pyjamas? Check! Treats? Check! TV? Obviously!
It's a mischievous, musical experience for the whole family - where the children are in charge and the adults get to be kids again!
Sammy Sausages & Buffy return in Snow White, which returns this Christmas to the National Stadium.
Mirror Mirror on the wall, which is the fairest panto of them all?
The action-packed, fun-filled show will feature plenty of laughs, dance routines, pop hits and audience participation
A Dublin Gospel Christmas
Dublin Gospel Choir return to Draíocht, bringing a selection of Christmas favourites; some joyful, some uplifting, some nostalgic and some just downright funky!
Dublin Gospel Choir have long been a household name in Ireland – versatile, passionate and vibrant, they uplift and energise with powerful voices and rich harmonies. They have shared the stage with industry heavyweights such as Rod Stewart, John Legend, Kodaline, Outkast, Damien Rice and Ennio Morricone, to name but a few.
Start your Christmas season in style with Dublin Gospel Choir!
Singular Artists proudly present Mick Flannery live at Whelan’s, 20th and 21st December 2022.
Mick Flannery is a multi-platinum selling artist. To date, Mick has released eight studio albums, three of which reached No. 1. His latest full length ‘In The Game’, a collaboration with Susan O’Neill, was the biggest independent selling record in Ireland in 2021, It was nominated for The Choice music award, and also the RTE Radio 1 Folk awards for best album. Mick has been described by Clash magazine as ‘a complete master of his craft’ whilst The Sunday Times says of his songwritin
Olly, Polly and The Beanstalk
Join Olly, Polly and their dancing Cow in this hilarious Beanstalk Climbing, Roof Raising, Action Packed spin on the classic tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'
With a laugh-a-minute script, dazzling dancers and all-star cast, Olly, Polly & The Beanstalk is bursting with magic and madness and is not to be missed!
Delivering big laughs and even bigger surprises this GIGANTIC pantomime will most certainly be Fe-Fi-Fo-FUN for all the family this Christmas & will be the perfect Happily Ever After to 2022!
THE MUST-SEE Panto in Dublin! Ireland’s funniest family Panto is back and bigger tha
The Liberty Panto-Aladdin
Liberty Hall Theatre
Come with us this December as we take you on a magical carpet ride to a whole new world!
Join 'Dame Nellie Twankey', Aladdin, Wishee Washee plus all the Liberty Panto gang in Peking for lots of fun and mayhem as they embark on a panto journey like no other, far across the orient! When Aladdin meets the Princess Jasmine, it's love at first sight. but an evil magician named 'Abanazar' comes calling, and things don't seem what they are.
But with the help of a Genie and some traditional panto fun and magic... there might just be a chance that love will find a way. Will there be a happy endi
Award-winning writer, actor, and comedian John Mulaney has announced he will be bringing his tour John Mulaney: From Scratch to 3Olympia Theatre Dublin on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th January 2023.
John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer, actor, and comedian.
Currently on tour, John Mulaney: From Scratch has sold out massive venues around North America from Madison Square Garden multiple times to the Hollywood Bowl.
Jason Byrne has had an upgrade. In his brand new show “Unblocked” Jason 2.0 talks about his new lease of life following heart surgery. The Six Million Dollar Byrne has cleared his arteries, his mind and his schedule to bring you an evening of pure unadulterated old fashioned fun.
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