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Curated events across Dublin city and county.
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Antibiotics and the cell’s protein factory

The RIA

Nobel Laureate, Sir Venkatraman 'Venki' Ramakrishnan presents an Academy Discourse - the sixth in the series sponsored by Mason, Hayes & Curran. About the discourse: Professor Ramakrishnan's Discourse will address the growing global health problem caused by the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. A large number of antibiotics work by preventing bacteria from making proteins, which are essential to carry out the various functions of all life. Proteins are made using instructions encoded in our genes by a large molecular machine called the ribosome. The ribosome is enormou

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Ulysses

Abbey Theatre

The Abbey Theatre presents Dermot Bolger’s brilliantly adapted, vibrant version of James Joyce’s classic in a thrilling production for theatre. Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets, dancing, clowning, bowler hats and kazoos. It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. Created by Abbey Theatre Director Graham McLaren, our production is absurd, brilliant and oodles of fun.

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Exhibiting Art In Georgian Ireland

Irish Georgian Society

This summer the Irish Georgian Society will host a world-class exhibition of eighteenth-century Irish paintings to mark the restoration of the City Assembly House and to commemorate the Society of Artists in Ireland who erected the building over 250 years ago. Celebrating the building’s original incarnation as the first purpose-built public gallery in Britain and Ireland, the Exhibition will re-assemble works by Society of Artists members such as Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Fisher, James Forrester, Robert Carver, Robert Healy and Hugh Douglas Hamilton, including many pieces which were first

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Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday

dlr Mill Theatre

Eva Kelly is a Dublin based free­lance illustrator, educator and arts facilitator. 'My illustration is about visual commentary that reflects observations from everyday life, people's interactions, interiors and exteriors features. The idea is to create a strong sense of place and stories in each image that the viewer can also create. It is about elevating daily scenes and showing new ways to look at the ordinary.' Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin. Inspired by Ulysses, James Joyce, it traces part of the journey Leopol

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Riverdance

Gaiety Theatre

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued t

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The Snapper

Gate Theatre

The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born… Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult. This production contains adult themes and strong language. Parental discretion is advised.

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Exhibition: The Irish Potato Famine

Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Floor 2.

We look forward to bringing our Famine exhibition back to the Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Dublin in 2018. If you have an interest in Irish History then this will be one of the best things to do in Dublin this summer. This year's exhibition will have a unique Famine era artefact on display. An original 18th century coffin carrier that played a vital role during the Irish Potato Famine. The bodies of those who died in the workhouse were placed on top of the carrier and brought to their final resting place. Some workhouses found a way to cut costs by using a sliding coffin which included

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Gangsta Granny | Live on Stage!

The Olympia Theatre

Watch out! The cabbage-crunching, criminal master-mind, Gangsta Granny is coming to Dublin! Birmingham Stage Company, the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories, George's Marvellous Medicine and Tom's Midnight Garden, are bringing their acclaimed West End production of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny to The Olympia Theatre. Gangsta Granny is the story of Ben and his grandmother. It's Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing - staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure - it's going to be sooooooooo boring! B

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Ivan Oransky: Why science needs a watchdog

Trinity College Dublin

Join us to hear Ivan Oransky, award-winning medical journalist, talk about the misdemeanours in scientific publishing and the importance of reporting when papers have been retracted or corrected. In an age of 'publish or perish', where the pressure to rapidly publish academic research can foster a large volume of poor quality work or even unethical practices, Ivan co-founded Retraction Watch, a tracking service, as he believes "sunlight is the best disinfectant". This event is presented by Science Gallery Dublin and the Irish Science & Technology Journalists' Association in associati

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Dublin Pride Festival

Dublin

In 1983, the 1st Dublin LGBT Pride Parade took place and has been going ever since, getting bigger every year. Dublin LGBTQ+ Parade is Ireland's, and now one of Europe's, biggest LGBTQ+ people parades with up to 30,000 plus people marching in 2017. We had 60+ floats with thousands and thousands of rainbow flags that involved community groups and a mix of corporates. The 2017 parade featured, for the 1st time ever, Ireland's Taoiseach who took part fully in the Dublin Pride Parade 2017 with Irish and International media attention on the parade & festival. Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Parade is th

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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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Stoneybatter Festival

Stoneybatter, the suburb neighbouring the National Museum’s Decorative Arts and History department on Benburb Street, will host its own mini-festival from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June this year. In recent years, Stoneybatter has become one of Dublin’s trendiest areas, with its ranks of traditional and popular pubs like Walsh’s, O’Gara’s, and The Glimmerman, being joined by eateries like the hip gastro-pub L Mulligan Grocer or the casual pizza joint Cotto, while the cafés like A Love Supreme, Lilliput Stores, and Slice keep Dublin 7 caffeinated and brunched. The festival wil

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Irish International A Cappella Festival

Various Locations

The Irish International A Cappella Festival returns for the second year taking place across various venues in Dublin city between the 22-24 June 2018. The biggest singing event of the summer, IIACF showcases the best a cappella that Ireland has to offer! Programme Friday June 22nd // ARDÚ VOCAL ENSEMBLE Festival hosts Ardú will launch the festival at the Sugar Club, Dublin with a brand new show, launching their first full album in two years on the same night! The concert will also feature the debut performance of Ardú A Cappella Chorus, a brand new initiative of young a cappella sing

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Inspire Event @ One Microsoft Place

One Microsoft Place

An exciting Inspire Event at One Microsoft Place – Microsoft's fabulous new Corporate HQ in Leopardstown. This is not to be missed! Agenda: John Hoegger, Principal Data Scientist coming in from Microsoft's global headquarters in Seattle as our Keynote speaker. John currently manages a team of Data Scientists focused on discovering rich actionable insights, driving outcomes and developing Machine Learning models. John will share his experience in building a high performing Data Science Organisation. The Microsoft Cloud Leadership Team will discuss Artificial Intelligence and the role

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Flavours of Fingal

Newbridge House and Farm

The Flavours of Fingal County Show is a two day event jam packed with events, combining the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience all taking place within the historic walled garden of Newbridge House and Farm, Newbridge Demense, Donabate, County Dublin. KIDS ZONE There is so much for the kids to do with bouncy castles, face painting, archaeological digs, cycle obstacle courses, the Wild Air Run, kids golf and lots more. Just a stone’s throw from city life, the three day event offers real value for money, unbeatable food and the ult

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Maynooth University Open Day

Maynooth University

The Times Higher Education  Young Universities in the World ranking places Maynooth among the top 50 universities under 50 years old. With over a third of academic staff coming from abroad and many of our own academics and graduates working internationally, Maynooth University has built up a wealth of global connections. Students are at the heart of everything - Maynooth University prioritise your student experience, both academically and socially to ensure that you graduate with the best set of skills to help you succeed in the world, whatever you decide to do. Throughout the Open Da

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Cruinniú na nÓg

Dublin

Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity through performance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings, screenings, special events and much more. Events are free, local and activity-based. It’s a day for ‘doing’, ‘making’ and ‘creating’!

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Flavours of South Dublin

Rathfarnham Castle

This free food and cultural festival will showcase the wide variety of ethnic and cultural groups living and working within South Dublin County Council area through food, entertainment and a craft village. The Flavours of South Dublin Food Festival is scheduled to take place in Rathfarnham Castle Park on Sunday 24 June from 11.00 am – 6.00 pm. This unique food festival will showcase the very best cuisine from the locality, and aims to highlight the diversity and vibrancy of the food culture in the county. This is the second year of the festival, it is free to attend and guarantees to be a

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DCU Open Day

Nursing Building DCU

Offering a unique opportunity for 2018 CAO applicants and their parents/guardians to find out all they need to know to make a more informed decision about DCU before the CAO Change of Mind deadline on July 1st. The event will take place in the Nursing Building. If travelling by car, please park in Car Park 1 – the Multi-storey, which is the first building on the right hand side (after the small roundabout). Please use the Collins Avenue entrance. The Open Day will provide you with the opportunity to speak with DCU staff and current students from all faculties. DCU students will also be

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Docklands 5K Run

Dublin Docklands

The 2018 race will take place on Thursday, June 28th, starting at 7:30pm. The distance is 5k, run over a flat, fast loop in Dublin’s Docklands area. Organised by the runners from Crusaders Athletic Club, the Docklands 5k race is held with the help of the generous sponsorship, provided by many companies located in the Docklands and surrounding areas. The Docklands 5k is a non-profit event. All proceeds will be used to improve the facilities of Crusaders AC and to promote sport, health and well-being in the community. Entry is open to runners of all abilities either as individual participan

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Analytics Institute Masterclass: Storytelling

Chartered Accountants House

As the first in a series of Analytics Institute Masterclasses , we are delighted and privileged to welcome Dr James Mc Cabe and Malcolm Mac Clancy to deliver this compelling and fascinating session. James and Malcolm are professional story-smiths with over two decades of international experience at the highest organisational levels across industry, technology, financial services and many other sectors. Together, they have designed and delivered over three hundred coaching, consulting and creative engagements. Their global clientele has included organisations such as Microsoft, Siemens, Sony

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Laugh Out Loud in Aid of Temple Street

Vicar Street

Ireland’s most loved comedians ‘stand up’ for sick kids in Temple Street. A whole host of Ireland top comedy performers – will offer up their services to the beloved children’s hospital so please come along and join in the fun. Funds raised from this event will go where it is needed most – to help bring hope and healing to Temple Street’s little patients. Angi McNulty, Special Events & Community Manager, Temple Street Foundation says, “You can expect a star-studded line-up of the nation’s favourite comedians coming together for a cause close to their hearts. This ev

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Wood Quay Summer Sessions

Amphitheatre, Wood Quay

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions return for a third year of free concerts from 1pm to 2pm every Thursday throughout July. Every week, music fans will have the opportunity to see new and upcoming acts, as well as established acts, from across a wide range of genres performing in the wonderful setting of the outdoor Wood Quay Amphitheatre in Dublin's city centre. Founded by Dublin City Council and presented in association with First Music Contact (FMC), Improvised Music Company (IMC), Music Network and Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), the Wood Quay Summer Sessions offers something for all music

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#HackAccessDublin Community Event

Dogpatch Labs

The purpose of the Hack Access Dublin Community, which will be run on a bi-monthly basis, is to grow a community of purposeful innovators who're committed to solving the challenges which exclude people with disabilities from not just Dublin, but around Ireland and the world. We are a team who thinks BIG but we cannot spread this movement without your help! So join us and meet the Hack Access Dublin Community team and learn about the goals of Hack Access Dublin 2018 and how you can get involved in making them happen. There'll be talks from some of the winning teams of 2017's hackathon. fo

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Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

Merrion Square

Ireland's Biggest Summer Festival Over 300 spectacular shows, workshops and activities to enjoy 1/4 million are expected at Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular in Dublin's Merrion Square this July. The festival runs over 3 days in Dublin, showcasing the best in international street performance, interactive family activities, delicious artisan producers and street food from around the world as well as a pet wellness area with DSPCA. Entry is 100% FREE!

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EELS | Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

EELS will return to Ireland this summer to play Iveagh Gardens on Friday 6th July. EELS recently released their first studio album in four years, THE DECONSTRUCTION, performed by E, Koool G Murder and P-Boo with The Deconstruction Orchestra & Choir. Mark Oliver Everett, the genius behind EELS is better known as simply E. In 1995 E started to work under the name EELS and the following year released the debut album, Beautiful Freak which included the striking U.S. number one alternative hit, Novocaine For The Soul as well as Susan's House, Rags To Rags and Your Lucky Day In Hell. This

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Wild Air Run – Malahide

Malahide Castle

Super Milk Wild Air Run is an award-winning family fun run that features 10 of Europe’s biggest inflatable obstacles as part of a 5K course. 2018 brings new features such a water guns to the course. Each runner gets a powerful foam water gun, which they take home, to complete new fun tasks around the course, and of course, to give each other a soaking. At the Super Milk Wild Air Run the focus is on fun. From fitness fanatics who will find the run a genuine challenge, to the armchair athlete and everyone in between who will enjoy things at a more relaxed pace. The 10 massive obstacles comb

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The The | Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

The The, the brainchild of songwriter Matt Johnson, are one of the most brilliantly original bands of the 1980s and 1990s. Johnson formed his first band at the age of 11. At 17 he formed THE THE and by the age of 21 he had signed to the American record company CBS. He began releasing a series of albums over the following two decades which earned him a large and loyal international following, not only for his unique style of composition and production, but also for his intensely personal and political lyrics and outspoken interviews. With support from XORDOX (Foetus/JG Thirlwell).

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Michael Bublé

Croke Park

Multiple Grammy and Juno Award winner Michael Bublé is delighted to announce that Emeli Sandé will join him as special guest at Croke Park on Saturday 07 July. Emeli Sandé's critically acclaimed number one record, Our Version Of Events was the biggest selling album of 2012 and second biggest selling album of 2013, scoring three UK number 1 singles and 4.6 million album sales worldwide. Emeli released her second studio album, Long Live The Angels which became the biggest selling album from a UK female released in 2016. She went on to win 'Best Female' at the 2017 BRIT Awards, becoming he

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Bruno Mars

Marlay Park

Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Bruno Mars brings his 24K Magic World Tour to Marlay Park. The music hit-maker is delighted to announce the iconic Sister Sledge & DNCE as special guests. In the history of recorded music, there have been only a handful of musical groups which have managed to transcend time, genre, and culture…and Sister Sledge is indisputably one of these. The group has amassed a string of Gold and Platinum records, accumulating total sales of over 15,000,000 worldwide. Garnering along the way additional Grammy Nominations f

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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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Aslan | Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

2018 is an exciting year for Irish band Aslan as 30 years ago they released their debut album Feel No Shame way back in 1988. To celebrate the band have just announced they will return to headline Dublin's stunning Iveagh Gardens this summer on Friday 13th July 2018.  The Feel No Shame tour will see the band performing songs from their iconic debut album. Aslan's new single Now I Know which was produced by Joe Jewell and Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script) will be released to coincide with the tour.    

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The Rose Festival

St. Anne's Park

Dublin City Council invites you to come along and join in the fun at the annual St. Anne’s Park Rose Festival which takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, 2018 from 10.00am to 6.00pm each day. St. Anne’s Park is one of the jewels of Dublin’s northside where the public can enjoy woodland walks, recreational facilities and, of course, the beautiful Rose Garden. We invite everyone to come along over the weekend and enjoy a great day of family fun in this beautiful setting. Some of the attractions on offer are horse and carriage rides, a living history exhibition, the Big B

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Damien Dempsey | Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

“One of Ireland’s great singer-songwriters”, The Guardian Damien played an epic show at Iveagh Gardens last July and this year he will be joined on the evening by very special guests Beoga and Paul Alwright. Damien Dempsey’s importance as a singer and songwriter of great passion, conviction and beauty has never been more prominent. Dempsey achieves a feeling at his concerts that other artists can only dream of. His connection with his audience is so palpable the most cynical of souls cannot help but be moved by the experience. Seventeen years into an astonishing career, Damien

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NACADA International Conference | Dublin

O'Brien Centre for Science

The NACADA International Conference provides an opportunity to share scholarly research, whether presenting or networking,  that clarifies best practices as well as strategies and programs that engage students in advising. Connect with practitioners in the field of academic advising, tutoring, or mentoring as we search for ways to empower our students.

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PM Summit

The Convention Centre Dublin

PM Summit is an annual event that takes place in Dublin, Ireland hosting a global community of project, program and portfolio managers regardless of whether they use traditional, lean and/or agile approach to their projects. Unlike other project management events, the PM Summit catering to all sectors of industry, from engineering to pharmaceutical, from government bodies to IT and beyond. We are a gathering of eclectic project managers looking beyond our industries to experience and explore new ideas from other sectors. By bringing together as diverse a group of project management professi

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Wicked

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Acclaimed as “a joyous spectacle that captures the imagination” (Irish Independent) and “a magical mystery tour through the fantasyland of Oz” (London Evening Standard), WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students and their extraordinary adventures in Oz, which will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters originally created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The

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The Festival of Curiosity*

Various Locations

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways. With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland's annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of its kind in Europe. The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innov

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Dublin Quays Festival

Various Locations

A FREE music, comedy & spoken word festival taking place in venues along the banks of the River Liffey. The Festival was set up in order to provide the city centre with an equivalent to the summer festivals taking place in less urban location during the summer. The Dublin Quays Festival also intends to curate 'afternoons of spoken word, cultural talks, literary events, pop up performances and club nights.'  

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The Academic | Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

The Academic have announced a date for Dublin's stunning Iveagh Gardens on Friday 20th July 2018 marking their biggest headline show to date. Spending the best part of the last 3 years firmly establishing themselves as one of the most exciting bands on the live circuit both and home and abroad, their captivatingly energetic live shows have won the hearts of people wherever they go. Having already completed a number of  sold out dates across Ireland, the UK, US and Europe, debut album ‘Tales From The Backseat’ is sure to be the next step in what is likely  to be an incredible year f

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Dublin Maker

Merrion Square

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 21st, 2018 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, ho

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Aslan | Live at the Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

With special guests The Valves. 2018 is an exciting year for Irish band Aslan as 30 years ago they released their debut album Feel No Shame way back in 1988. To celebrate the band have just announced they will return to headline Dublin's stunning Iveagh Gardens this summer on Saturday 21st July 2018.  The Feel No Shame tour will see the band performing songs from their iconic debut album. Aslan's new single Now I Know which was produced by Joe Jewell and Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script) will be released to coincide with the tour.

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Trinity Summer Series 2018

Trinity College Dublin

The series opens on July 23rd with singer, songwriter, supermodel, producer, actress and icon Grace Jones. Joining her are three-piece pop sirens Wyvern Lingo. On July 24th, classical crossover stars Il Divo take to the stage. The Trinity Orchestra are special guests. There will be standing and seated tickets available for this performance. Breakout star Rag'n'Bone Man performs on July 25th. His debut album has been a huge hit worldwide and contains the global smash Human, selling nearly 4 million copies. Grace Carter will support. Friday July 27th, one of the most iconic and innovat

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Vodafone Comedy Festival

Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2

The Vodafone Comedy Festival 2018 will feature an impressive line-up of international and Irish comedians who will feature at the four day event in the unique and stunning surroundings of Iveagh Gardens, in the heart of Dublin, from July 26th to July 29th. The festival is the largest and most successful open air comedy event of its type in Ireland with over twenty thousand people expected to attend this year. As well as enjoying the world class comedy in five magnificent, fully seated in-door venues, festival-goers can soak up the playground atmosphere in the beautiful walled gardens and en

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Bray Air Display

Bray Seafront

Enjoy Ireland’s Biggest Air Festival on Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 2018. The event, which is renowned as one of Europe’s best air displays, was recognised as 'Best Festival / Event Experience (large)' at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017. 140,000 people attended the two-day flying extravaganza last year. Visitors will be treated to gravity-defying manoeuvres, flyovers and aerobatic performances that will leave you speechless. We promise you it’s going to be an incredible show! While you wait for the activities to start in the skies over Bray

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Beatyard

Dún Laoghaire Harbour

Ahoy there, Beatyard is back on Bank Holiday Aug 3rd/4th/5th 2018 in Dún Laoghaire Harbour. Beatyard - 80+ music acts & performers Eatyard - 100+ food vendors, demos, food competitions, cooks and stands Brewtonic - 20 craft beers, wine, gin, rum and whisky bars The Back Page Gamesyard - Ping Pong Arena & Arcade Banteryard - arts & discussion Studioyard - design, tech, flea market, demos, activities Boatyard - nautical boogie boat parties on the water Kidsyard - fun, frolics and festivities Over 18s - Under 12s must have a kids ticket.

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Rush Harbour Festival

Rush

The Rush Harbour Festival will be back over the August Bank Holiday weekend and this year we are adding our outdoor movies to the festival! The 2 nightly concerts will be OUTDOOR EVENTS. For the Country and Western night we will be having LINE DANCING to kick off the night and a competition for the best dressed Cowboy and Cowgal , so dust off your boots and hats and join in on the fun. So book early because tickets are limited.

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Dublin Horse Show

RDS

The Dublin Horse Show - an event for all. The Dublin Horse Show continues to be the pinnacle event the Irish Sport Horse calendar and is the ultimate day out for any horse lover, with 1,500 horses and ponies competing in over 130 classes and competitions across the five days. Of course, there will be more on offer than just horses. Fusing the style and elegance of Ladies' Day, with an entertainment programme designed to keep the little ones delighted, along with multiple dining and shopping opportunities, and a renowned lively social scene. For the more cultured, one can enjoy RDS Craft

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Dublin Comic Con

Convention Centre

Returning for its 6th year and 7th show, Comic Con Ireland's , Dublin Comic Con : 2018 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 some amazing guests, panels, cosplay and more! Come along to meet actors from your favorite TV shows/Movies, Comic Artists and writers or partake it one of the many activities over the weekend including workshops, compete in some casual gaming or go try your hand against some tougher competition in our E-Sports

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Rock n Roll Dublin Half Marathon

Starts at DIT Grangegorman

The 6th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon will return the weekend of 11-12 August 2018 and serves as the Irish National Half Marathon Championships. The event will feature the best of local talent with live bands entertaining participants along the course. The 2017 event saw record breaking numbers as 15,000 runners from 57 different countries took part in the event across the four distances. Affidea ExpressCare Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin is the most fun you’ll ever have running. Experience live music along the course and journey along the River Liffey past Christ Church Cat

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Playstival

Airfield Estate

Ireland's new festival for kids & their parents celebrating play, fun & imagination. A 2-day new summer festival for children and their parents. Playstival celebrates play, imagination, and fun with a range of hands-on, fun and imaginative games and themed play universes. Playstival is both interactive and active, kids don’t just sit and watch, they play. The focus is on a more innocent approach to games and play, designed to foster interaction, movement and imagination - no fancy technology or a screen to be found! Playstival showcases eight themed 'play universes' for children to imm

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Wild Air Run – Marlay Park

Marlay Park

Super Milk Wild Air Run is an award-winning family fun run that features 10 of Europe’s biggest inflatable obstacles as part of a 5K course. 2018 brings new features such a water guns to the course. Each runner gets a powerful foam water gun, which they take home, to complete new fun tasks around the course, and of course, to give each other a soaking. At the Super Milk Wild Air Run the focus is on fun. From fitness fanatics who will find the run a genuine challenge, to the armchair athlete and everyone in between who will enjoy things at a more relaxed pace. The 10 massive obstacles comb

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Big Grill Festival

Herbert Park

Europe's largest BBQ & Craft Beer festival returns August 16-19th 2018. A celebration of the art of cooking with fire & smoke, in the leafy surrounds of Dublin 4's Herbert Park. The Big Grill will allow you to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of BBQ'ing grilling, smoking, meats and delicacies from around the globe, all washed down with a choice craft beer or cider. There will be demos and workshops from well known chefs, a chilli eating challenge, children's play area with entertainment, a grand BBQ cook-off and loads more.

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Dublin Tattoo Convention

Convention Centre Dublin

You will have the opportunity to meet and hang out with thousands of other people interested in tattoos! The tattoo culture itself is amazing and full of open-minded people. Great opportunity to get out and actually meet people. Also a chance to network and exchange information on the latest techniques and trends. There are, booths with products and services, competitions and contests, giveaways, seminars and workshops related to tattoo industry issues. There’s food, drink and entertainment. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details. And, yes, you can get tattooed and pierced a

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World Meeting of Families 2018

Various Locations

Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families, guided by the theme "The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World". Held every three years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church. The event has at its heart the following key moments: 21 August 2018, a National Opening of WMOF2018, which will take place simultaneously in all the different dioceses of Ireland.

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Selfbuild Live Dublin

Citywest Hotel

Formerly known as The SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show, the new look Selfbuild Live comes to the Citywest Hotel on 14-16 September 2018, open 10am-6pm on all 3 days. If you do not already have a promo code you can use the code 'WEB'. Selfbuild Live Dublin is the ultimate showcase for people who are building, extending, improving or simply decorating their home. Visitors are presented an abundance of ideas, inspiration and advice via 1-2-1 Clinics, Theatre talks and hundreds of Irish based exhibitors.

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Career Zoo

CHQ

Career Zoo is where the world's most innovative employers meet Ireland's smartest talent. Our next event is taking place on Saturday 15th September at our new location at CHQ and Dogpatch Labs from 10.30am to 4.30pm. At Career Zoo you can: • Meet leading employers hiring now for professional jobs in Ireland - in areas like IT, engineering, finance, pharmaceuticals, sales, multilingual positions and professional services. • Talk to companies that are reinventing how we work and get an insider's view of some of the world's most innovative organisations - their cultures, careers and te

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Dublin VegFest

Griffith College Campus

Dublin Vegfest 2018 is in the making and we hope it’ll be big and bold, just like the one before. This year’s 2 day event happens in September 22nd & 23rd in Griffith College Campus. Large outdoor areas, Speakers area, Vegan Food Village and Chill Zone. Awesome guest speakers and more announced soon. Dublin Vegfest is Ireland’s largest vegan food & lifestyle event. A celebration, full of stalls offering the best vegan food by local producer’s, lifestyle talks, demo’s, cruelty free products, exhibitors, non-profits, animal rescues, film & lots more! You don’t have to

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50 Cent: Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ | EU Tour

3Arena

The MJR Group with Mutiny Festivals and G Unit presents - 50 CENT - Get Rich or Die Tryin' - EU Tour 2018. Hip Hop Superstar 50 Cent celebrates the 15th Anniversary of his debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin' with a 4 date arena tour of Europe in September. One of the biggest names in hip hop, 50 Cent returns to Europe for four arena shows in September, celebrating the 15th anniversary of Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. The record that took him from the streets to the top of the charts after being discovered by Eminem and Dr Dre. Get Rich Or Die Tryin spawned a slew of hit singles including the pl

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Great Dublin Bike Ride

Merrion Square

Sport Ireland, in conjunction with Cycling Ireland has teamed up with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and Fingal County Council for the Great Dublin Bike Ride, which will be held on the 23rd September in Dublin. It is a bike ride for all abilities novice to expert. 70km or 105km routes. This event will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport. On the 23 September 2018, up to 7,000 riders will set out from Merrion Square to take part in the Great Dublin Bike Ride. The event will offer a 70km route for those looking for

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Quest for Quality Conference | Reinventing QA for the New IT Era

The Marker Hotel

Quest for Quality is a 2-day forward thinking annual software QA and testing conference, discussing the latest trends and topics of the quality assurance, bringing together international thought leaders addressing latest challenges of new technologies. Software testing in the environments where multiple platforms and application programming interfaces interconnect with each other has become challenging not only for dedicated testing specialists but also for the test managers who must manage things using Agile and DevOps methodologies. That's why we decided for the 2018 conference to put a

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Jobs Expo Dublin 2018

Croke Park

Jobs Expo is returning to Dublin! Jobs Expo Dublin will be held at Croke Park on Saturday 13th October 2018 (10am-4pm). 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. 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 * Educational experts offering advice on upskilling, part-time and evening courses, and third-level courses * Start your own business e

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Responsible Innovation Summit

Croke Park

Are you part of the transition towards a value-driven economy? Explore new dimensions of innovation!   Identify key factors which are shaping the next generation of innovations and investments! Join the community of leading professionals from different sectors to share ideas that matter regarding future-shaping concepts. Inevitable trends are here to stay towards responsible investments, value-driven consumer expectations and major economic changes driven by new technologies and emerging global challenges. Discover more about the concept of responsible innovation and how it means great power

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BluesFest 2018 | 26 October

3Arena

Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty, who as lead singer of multi-million-selling blues-rock outfit Creedence Clearwater Revival penned a string of hits including Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary and Have You Ever Seen The Rain, is the first headliner announced for this year's BluesFest, which returns to 3Arena in October. Fogerty, performing his first headline show since 2008, will be joined on the bill by one of the top-selling acts of the '70s, Steve Miller Band, who this year celebrate 50 years since the release of their debut album Children Of The Future. Fogerty and St

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BluesFest 2018 | 28 October

3Arena

BluesFest 2018 Presents, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters and Van Morrison With special guest: Colin Macleod BluesFest has added two superstar acts to the line-up for this year’s event with former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and visionary singer-songwriter Van Morrison both confirmed for the festival, which returns to 3Arena, Dublin in October. Both Plant and Morrison will perform full sets at 3Arena on Sunday October 28th. Plant, who appeared at BluesFest London as a special guest for Bill Wyman's 80th birthday show in 2016, is widely regarded as one of the gr

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Chemical Brothers

3Arena

The Chemical Brothers have announced their Irish return with a show at 3Arena, Dublin, with very special guests Stephan Bodzin & James Holroyd. Tickets from €49.50 inclusive of booking and facility fees go on sale at 9am this Friday, May 25th via Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.ie For twenty years The Chemical Brothers have redefined the idea of live electronic music. In that time, their live show has evolved from humble beginnings in dank London nightclubs into one of the most in demand festival headline sets in the world. All the while, it has adhered to the same basic idea: t

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Hack Access Dublin -Hackathon

Google, Barrow Street

The objective of #HackAccessDublin is to make Dublin inclusive to people of all abilities by hacking the access obstacles in our way. Engineers, developers, designers, urban innovators, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in innovation; here’s your opportunity to make an impact on your city! Join us to find innovative solutions to Dublin’s accessibility challenges. Help us create a more diverse, open and engaging environment for everyone who lives in this amazing city. A hackathon brings people with various skills and interests together with the intention of finding innovative so

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UCD Open Day

UCD

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Cast

The Academy

Pedigree Britpop legends CAST announce the Greatest Hits Tour is coming to the Academy Dublin. Cast are set to release two new 'vinyl' only packages in November 2018 and are hitting the road to celebrate, performing their greatest hits. Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La's and Shack, Cast released four albums, the second Mother Nature Calls also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001. All Change became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Re

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Boy George & Culture Club | Life Tour

3Arena

Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club have revealed they will play 3Arena Dublin with special guests Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. "We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer's best night out," said Boy George. After more than two decades and 150 million singles & records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in 20 years. The tour setlist will celebrate some of their biggest hits and will

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NCAD Open Day

NCAD

There are a number of events throughout the year that are open to the public, all of which are opportunities to visit the College, meet staff and students, and find out more about the area of study you are interested in. The NCAD College Open Day is on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Open Day is an opportunity to vist the NCAD campus, visit different departments, meet students and tutors, attend taster lectures, talks, tours, demonstrations and view First Year Entrance Portfolios. More information coming soon.

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Lauryn Hill | World Tour

3Arena

Ms Lauryn Hill announces a 3Arena date as part of her World Tour, celebrating twenty years of her anthemic debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale from €67 including booking fee and restoration levy to the general public Friday, 25th May at 9am. Ms. Hill uses her platform to raise money and awareness for frontline charity initiatives through touring. A portion of the ticket sales go towards the MLH Fund, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology, and community based businesses and development ini

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Hothouse Flowers

The Olympia Theatre

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. Hothouse Flowers are a rock'n'roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band... Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own organic jam

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Tears for Fears | Rule The World Tour 2019

3Arena

Tears for Fears have been forced to postpone their forthcoming sold out UK & Ireland arena tour due to unforeseen health concerns and on doctor’s orders. Tears for Fears apologise to their fans and are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused. Tickets for 2018 remain valid for the rescheduled 2019 show (with Alison Moyet remaining as a very special guest). If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, please contact your point of purchase for a refund by Sunday 13th May 2018. Tears for Fears announce plans for their first UK and Ireland Tour since 2005 with a Dublin Show at t

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