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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

Festival of Russian Culture

Various Locations

The 9th Festival of Russian Culture will run from the 11th to the 21st of February 2018 in various locations throughout the city of Dublin. The festival has become a traditional feature of vibrant Dublin cultural life. Concerts, literary talks and readings, children’s art competition, music master class, children’s activities, lively performances, lectures and talks are just some of the events taking place during the festival in venues across the city. The festival will commence with Family Day on Sunday the 11th in the National Show Centre, Swords. Dancers, singers, spoon players, c

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The Approach

Project Arts Centre

Listen carefully … Three women. Three conversations. As the details of what they share begin to diverge, we realise that a subtle game of survival is being played. Both psychological puzzle and quietly devastating tragedy, The Approach explores the inner lives of Anna, Cora and Denise as they desperately try to make sense of their world. What will their conversations reveal? And what does each of them have to hide? Starring three of Ireland’s leading actors: Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan, The Approach is Mark O’Rowe’s first new play since the smash

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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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SIVE

The Gaiety Theatre

The Gaiety Theatre presents Druid’s major new production of John B. Keane’s most famous play, Sive, in a welcome return to The Gaiety Theatre. Following on from their award-winning productions of The Beauty Queen of Leenane (2016, 2017) and Big Maggie (2016), Druid commences another busy year with this giant of the Irish canon. The production runs at the Gaiety Theatre from 26th January until 3rd March. Nana and Mena bicker and provoke one another in the small smoky cottage in which they live with Sive and Mena’s husband, Mike. While Nana dotes on her illegitimate granddaughter, Sive,

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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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Porcelain

Abbey Theatre

A new play by Margaret Perry, Porcelain weaves past and present, myth and fact to explore the parallel stories of two Irish women. Tipperary, 1895. Bridget Cleary’s not feeling quite herself. Her husband believes she has been taken by fairies and a changeling left in her place, with devastating consequences. London, 2017. Hat is a new mother. She has a great life. So why does she want to disappear? The real-life tragedy of Bridget Cleary provides a harrowing backdrop to a modern-day thriller.

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Look Back in Anger

Gate Theatre

John Osborne’s groundbreaking play, Look Back in Anger focuses on the life and marital struggles of Jimmy Porter, an intelligent, rebellious young man and his upper-middle class wife, Alison. Tackling themes of sex, class, religion, politics, the media, and the sense of a country stifled by an official establishment culture, Look Back in Anger is widely considered to have changed the course of English drama in the 1950’s. Award-winning director, Annabelle Comyn, takes a fresh look at this world-renowned, blistering play, at a time when class and gender politics are once again to the fore.

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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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MacBeth

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s most fear-filled tragedy erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production. Unrivalled on the battlefield, Macbeth is rewarded with rank and favour by a grateful king. But war has left scars. With each enemy Macbeth butchers to serve his own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a more menacing grip. Spectres slaughtered on the battlefield drip poison in his ear, and passions erupt as he ferociously seizes the throne. But, violence breeds violence, and a reign born in blood quickly spirals out of control as Macbeth's demons return t

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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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Film Screening: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

The Hugh Lane

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016, Dirs. Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Bartek Dziadosz, Christopher Roth) Duration: 1hr 30 mins. Introduced and followed by a discussion led by Alice Butler, writer and co-curator of aemi. Composed of four vignettes, this film is a documentary about intellectual storyteller John Berger. Introduced and followed by a discussion led by Alice Butler, writer and co-curator of aemi - (Artists' & Experimental Moving Image) is a creative platform dedicated to the support and exhibition of artists and experimental moving image. The fil

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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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Digital Construction Summit

Croke Park

At the 2018 Digital Construction Summit we will discuss the barriers that must be overcome to ensure the construction industry can effectively catch up with technical innovation and digitalization. We will assess what’s next in the digital roadmap towards BIM and what impact innovations like additive manufacturing, robotics, automation, drones, artificial intelligence, VDC technology and IoT will have on the way in which building projects are planned, funded, designed and delivered. The Summit will bring together technologists, developers, planners, architects, engineers, contractors, mat

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Technology Ireland Innovation Forum

Ibec

As businesses pour resources into AI, Blockchain, IoT and other emerging technologies, many business leaders struggle to keep up. They focus on the technology as creating new sustainable competitive advantage, yet all businesses have access to most of the same resources. The key difference between the digital innovators and those that are simply 'doing digital' can be found in the traits of the leadership. Some of the best business leaders of global technology firms are not technical. They rise above the technology and use data driven decision making to help with strategic planning. Those s

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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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Love in the Wild

Axis Theatre

Ger Duffy is a dreamer. He mostly dreams about Grainne McManus. There is a hole in his heart from the day she disappeared out of his life. That was five years ago, when they were lovers and addicts together. One day, Grainne's Da turns up at Ger's hall door in Ballymun. Ger assumes that she's dead; that she has become another statistic to heroin. But the news is different and lights the flame of hope in Ger's heart. LOVE IN THE WILD is an emotional roller-coaster of a play that will make you laugh and will leave you, finally, in tears. Written by Lisa Walsh Performed by Anto Seery D

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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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Royal Moscow Ballet Presents: Romeo & Juliet

The Helix

The Royal Moscow Ballet brings the worlds greatest Love story to The Helix , next March 10th 2018 . Romeo and Juliet has inspired ballets greatest Choreographers and Ballerinas throughout the world . Romeo and Juliet meet at a ball and fall passionately in love but their families are sworn enemies , consumed by a bitter feud , this heartbreaking tale is the perfect marriage of a dramatic musical score and a passionate but tragic love story , its every ballet fans dream production . Come witness the worlds greatest tragic love story and exhilarating musical score come to life right bef

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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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The Forgotten Irish Who Changed the Face of Latin America

EPIC

Join author and researcher Tim Fanning as he explores the history of Irish emigration to Latin America during the independence era. Thousands of Irish soldiers crossed the Atlantic to fight for the patriot armies against the Spanish in Latin America during the nineteenth century. They came from every corner of Ireland and were from very different political, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. Their motives were mixed. Some fought for financial reward, others for political ideas. Among them were the members of the Batallón de San Patricio (Saint Patrick's Battalion), Irish-born soldie

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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 Comic Con

Convention Centre

Returning for its 6th year along with an extra date, Dublin Comic Con : Anime Edition brings media guests from TV and film, Comic creators, artists, fans and professionals together for a weekend of talks, workshops, demos, interactive activities and all around great family fun with stronger focus on Anime, think of it as the best of DCC August mixed with some amazing Anime guests, panels, cosplay and more! Our flagship show is also returning the 11th and 12th of August 2018 If you are not a huge anime fan, don't worry we will have sci-fi, pop culture, media guests, sets etc for the non A

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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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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 will be back with a bang this April, with a ten-day musical celebration taking place from April 13th – 22nd , brought to you by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions. Setting out 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. The overall programme this year focuses on the themes of collaboration and community.

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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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Exim Summit

Croke Park Conference Centre

The Exim Summit 2018 is a must attend event for businesses who trade internationally, export - import products or are looking to setup operations overseas or establish a base here in Ireland. Meet trade partners and associations who can help you to reach new markets, network and build new relationships with fellow attendees from around the world and hear some of the top business minds share their tips and stories on how to build a global business.

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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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The Bad Times: The First Famine Graphic Novel

EPIC

The Bad Times is the first graphic novel to be produced on the topic of the Great Hunger. More than simply telling a good story based on a tragic event in Irish history, it is a new approach to interpreting this significant aspect of our heritage and provides insight into the impact An Gorta Mór had on children. Author Professor Christine Kinealy will guide us on a journey alongside Brigit, Daniel and Liam, three teenage children from the west of Ireland who live through the horrors of the Great Hunger also known as An Draoch Shaol or “The Bad Times”. She will also highlight the impact

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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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The Ball

St. Michael's Pier

The Ball is back after an epic debut in 2017! The Ball is Ireland's first multi-stage STUDENT ONLY music festival which will be returning to Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Friday 27th April 2018. End your college year in style…#WeBeBallin Expect 3 stages, over 20 acts, food yard, funfair, bars, Dublin's best festival location and much more.

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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

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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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Darkness into Light

Phoenix Park

Darkness Into Light (DIL) is Pieta House’s flagship annual fundraising and awareness event. It started with approximately 400 people in the now iconic yellow DIL T-shirts walking the 5km course in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in 2009. This year, we will have roughly 150 DIL venues across Ireland and worldwide. Last year we had 130,000 people sharing the light and helping us to promote suicide prevention and to tackle the stigma that leads people to the doors of Pieta House centres. Pieta House was founded in Lucan, Co Dublin, in 2006 and now has services right across Ireland. Pieta offers free

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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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Forbidden Fruit Festival 2018

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival, FORBIDDEN FRUIT, is set to return for its 8th instalment on the June Bank Holiday weekend, 2nd - 4th June 2018. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes. The spectacular grounds of Irish Museum of Modern Art will once again play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which has become firmly fixed in the gig-goers calendar as the grand-opening to the festival season, and the official start of the summer. Set across 6 stages offering a wide selection of different styles

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InspireFest 2018

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Inspirefest is a unique international festival of technology, science, design and the arts. The main two-day conference takes place in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin’s Silicon Docks. Tickets also include free entry to our legendary Fringe festival, with live music, spoken word, comedy and an unmatched networking experience.

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Longitude

Marlay Park

Winner of 'Best New Festival' and 'Best Medium Festival' at Irish Festival Awards 2014, the 2018 Festival kicks off on Friday 13th July in the beautiful setting of Marlay Park.

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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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