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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

Irish National Opera Presents Madama Butterfly

BGE Theatre

Madama Butterfly takes us on the emotional journey of a devoted young Asian woman as she faces the truth about Pinkerton, the US navy lieutenant she marries. Sound advice from her maid, Suzuki, and the American consul, Sharpless, falls on deaf ears. The worldly-wise Pinkerton sets up house with Butterfly. But he deserts her, leaving her isolated from family and friends. Puccini's orientally-tinged and compassionate score includes the famous Humming Chorus and the rose-tinted expectation of the aria Un bel dì. Butterfly holds on to hope as she longs for the "one fine day" on which her departed

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Peat

The Ark

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

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The Country Girls

Abbey Theatre

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

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Opera Briefs

Abbey Theatre

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

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Euro 2020 – Republic of Ireland vs Georgia

Aviva Stadium

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

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Madagascar – The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

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

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Boy Child

The New Theatre

Boy Child is a spoken word play set in Lagos Nigeria, exploring the nuanced life of a modern day man coming to terms with his masculinity from childhood to adulthood, and how this journey is affected by the women in his life. Boy Child is the story of a boy trying to be a better man than his father.

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ISEC

Citywest Hotel

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

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Finbar Furey

Vicar Street

Finbar Furey, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller and actor, has announced his return to Dublin's Vicar St. The Irish folk legend, who has left his mark on the music of Ireland for more than four decades as the lead singer and uilleann pipes player for the Fureys, has always been at the forefront of musical change. He has worked with Martin Scorsese, was lauded by John Peel, featured on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, performed with The Clancy Brothers and many other luminaries, and has always been at the forefront of musical change. After thirty years touring

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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

dlr LexIcon | Pavilion Theatre

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

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FutureScope

The CCD

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

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

The Ark

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

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Beginning

Gate Theatre

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

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Dublin Intreo Careers Fair 2019

The Printworks

What can you expect at the Intreo Careers Fair? • Employers actively recruiting for jobs at home and abroad • Seminars on relevant career topics • Bookable coaching sessions with our Career experts • Various education & training options to be discovered • A wide range of industry sectors offering jobs • Networking opportunities Don’t forget to bring your CV!

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Marlay House Traditional Irish Music Nights

Marlay House

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

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Construction Management Summit

Croke Park

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

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Keywest

The Olympia Theatre

Keywest are a 4-piece band that has created an infusion of folk, rock and pop. They began playing on the cold streets across Ireland, busking. However from their first performance it was evident that something special was happening, as the band began to attract a following and crowd the streets wherever they played. Award winning multi-platinum selling artist return to the Olympia Theatre for a headline show. Fresh from signing a major record deal in the UK at the BBC introducing week with Marshall Records in London, Keywest bring their electric show back to Ireland as part of the launch o

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Nursing & Midwifery Job Fair

RDS

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

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Hatch – A Story of Transformation and New Beginnings

Draíocht

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

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Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

Aviva Stadium

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

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Thrive Festival

The CCD

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

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Enya Martin – Would You Be Able?

Axis

Enya Martin, stand up comedian, writer and creator of the famous Facebook page, has successfully made the transition from creating comedy videos online to performing on the live stage. Enya has performed in the Laughter Lounge, Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Vodafone Comedy Festival, she also sold out at this year's Jest Fest in Wexford, as well as 3 different nights at Dublin's Vicar Street. RTE's Joe Duffy regularly has Enya on his Funny Friday radio show. Enya's stand up show is comedy dynamite. Family, boyfriends, shop assistants, self-serve scanners and taxi drivers are on her hit list. But

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Pinchas Zukerman

NCH

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Pinchas Zukerman, Violin/Conductor - The multi Grammy® Award winner returns to the NCH as Principal Guest Conductor of the RPO who have been described as 'one of the best and most prestigious symphonic orchestras in the world' - Daily California. Zukerman remains a phenomenon in the world of classical music; his musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics alike. It is our great pleasure to welcome both orchestra and conductor/soloist, following their 2012 NCH performance, for this eagerly anticipa

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Croke Park Matchday – League Finals

Croke Park

Croke Park Matchday - League Finals. A full weekend of GAA action in camogie, hurling and football!

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Dublin: One City, One Book

Dublin

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

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Five Lamps Arts Festival

Various Locations

The Five Lamps Arts Festival returns. Since 2007 as one of the main festivals in Northside Dublin. Celebrating the Five Lamps landmark and surrounding community, this festival will showcase a range of art forms including literature, dance, music, visual art and theatre. The festival is a creative encounter at the heart of an inner-city community. The mission of this annual festival is to promote community development and social inclusion through the arts, and to showcase the uniqueness of the area to residents and visitors. The geographic location of the Festival centres around the Five Lam

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Menopause The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

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

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EuroMAB Conference

Dublin Castle

EuroMAB 2019, hosted by Dublin Bay Biosphere, is a biennial four-day conference for stakeholders from 302 UNESCO Biospheres in 36 countries across Europe and North America. Meet and discuss collective approaches to managing the interactions between people and nature to support the conservation and celebration of natural and cultural heritage, and ultimately test innovative solutions that promote sustainable development. EuroMAB 2019 will welcome and inspire practitioners, managers, policy-makers, researchers, educators, ecologists, scientists, social entrepreneurs, creatives and community l

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18th World Congress of the Academy of Human Reproduction

The CCD

The 18th World Congress of the Academy of Human Reproduction takes place from 3 to 6 April 2019. The Congress, which takes place every three years, aims to promote excellence in reproduction and to bridge gaps between the expansion of information and its implementation in clinical practice. The congress attendees are made up from the fields of clinical medicine, medical and biological sciences, and other fields related to reproductive health and medicine.

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ANAM

Various Locations

Anam is ​an exciting, two-day celebration of music, poetry, drama, film and workshops hosted at DCU and showcasing North Dublin culture and creativity. Curated and produced by South Wind Blows (the team behind Other Voices), Anam will bring together talented students and staff from DCU and leading Irish artists, musicians and writers from the North Dublin region. Anam will take place across DCU's three campuses, the Glasnevin Campus, the St Patrick’s Campus and the All Hallows Campus, and will mark the first steps in DCU’s plans to play a central role in developing a North Dublin Cultura

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Dublin Will Show You How

Abbey Theatre

Dublin Will Show You How is a provocative play that offers a gut-wrenching glimpse into the intimidation and isolation of women living in the culture of coercion and crime. It speaks of oppression and ultimately women's ostracisation, where you cannot leave your home for fear of hearing or seeing something you shouldn't, or being implicated in somebody else's business. It is based in the north inner city of Dublin but it is about women everywhere and their survival. Dublin Will Show You How is based on a concept by Vanessa Fielding, Artistic Director of The Complex, and inspired by workshop

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OFFSET Dublin

The Point Square

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

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BIG BANG Dublin!

The Ark

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

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MusicTown Jr

Various Locations

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

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David Gray

BGE Theatre

David Gray confirms release details for a new album Gold In A Brass Age, alongside a seventeen-date tour of the UK & Ireland. Commencing in Cardiff, culminating with a show at Dublin's Bord Gáis Theatre. Gold In A Brass Age is defined by an intuitive approach from Gray, exploring new electronic textures and sound palettes, along with new production techniques in the process. Using a cut and paste approach to the arrangement of songs, the album's atmospheric and experimental undertones are evident throughout. It sees Gray's unmistakable vocal hushed in many places to an intimate falset

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It’s a Kinda Magic – Coolmine Musical Society

Draíocht

It's a Kinda Magic - Coolmine Musical Society. You are invited to be their guest for a whole new world of entertainment, from Disney melodies to Queen anthems and some surprises along the way. They'll provide the magic you need for a great night out!

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Carvin Jones Trio

Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club

Carvin Jones is an explosive blues guitarist and vocalist who has played in 37 countries on 3 continents and has been well received by critics and fans alike and currently averages around 330 live performances a year. Carvin has an over 25 year history of success worldwide. He has pleased music fans around the globe with his high energy show and electrifying guitar style. He has shared the stage and toured with legends including BB King, Santana, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Albert Collins, The Animals, REO Speedwagon, Jimmy Vaughan, Double Trouble and many more, and has himself performed with J

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Maynooth University Open Day

Maynooth University

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

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Norgemesterskapet Poker

Citywest Hotel

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

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Princesses Can Be Pirates

Axis

Princesses Can Be Pirates, for children 4+ and families, is a highly energetic, fun and enjoyable dance performance that seeks to playfully question and explore what is considered “typical” or “normal” behaviour for girls and boys. Play is everything and everywhere, so brave or foolhardy, the two extraordinary performers join forces as they journey into unknown territory. In a series of hilarious and lively escapades, they swap toys and activities, in their question to defy stereotypes and break the norm. The world has much to offer and this duet celebrates it in a dynamic and humor

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Anoushka Shankar – Shiraz: A Romance of India

NCH

Anoushka Shankar - Shiraz: A Romance of India with live score. Sitar master Anoushka Shankar celebrates the majesty of the Taj Mahal with the live score to the film Shiraz. Shiraz tells the story behind the construction of the Taj Mahal. It's a tale of love and undying devotion, following Shiraz, the building's designer, and his childhood sweetheart, the princess who became the Empress Mumtaz Mahal - to whom the mausoleum was dedicated. Taught by her father, the celebrated Ravi Shankar, a pivotal figure in the popularisation of the sitar. She continues to open up new possibilities for th

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Shiver for Simon

Sandycove Beach

Shiver for Simon is a charity sea swim to raise money for the Dublin Simon Community. There is no distance to swim it's just about getting people in the water! Most of us are lucky enough to have a door to close behind us - protection from the harsh reality of the cold Irish climate. However, thousands of Irish citizens don't have that basic protection and face the elements every day. Join Shiver for Simon and connect with the cold in aide of the Dublin Simon Community.

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RCSI – Graduate Entry Medicine Open Day

RCSI

Royal College of Surgeons - Graduate Entry Medicine Open Day. A day in the life of an RCSI GEM student. Discover what life is really like as an RCSI Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) student at the annual GEM Open Day, in 26 York Street, on Saturday, 6 April 2019. The Open Day offers prospective GEM students an insight into RCSI's history, renowned reputation for medical education & research, and the opportunity to meet staff & students currently on the GEM programme.

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Experience Japan – ‘Hanami’ Festival Day

Farmleigh House & Estate

Experience Japan is a series of events designed to celebrate Japanese culture and the Japanese community in Ireland. Our events promote integration and cultural understanding between all communities. The centrepiece of Experience Japan is a Hanami festival day where families and friends come together to enjoy free music and dance performances, along with demonstrations of Japanese culture. Hanami is the traditional Japanese custom of viewing flowers, especially cherry blossom, to mark the arrival of spring. Experience Japan is an entirely non-commercial, community organisation operated by vol

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KidsFest

RDS

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

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Easy Life

The Workman's Club

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

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Grease

Draíocht

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

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Glen Hansard

Vicar Street

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

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Stones in his Pockets

Gaiety Theatre

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

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Sean Bradford – The Nomad Tour

The Workman's Club

Can underground dance music and pop coexist? Sean Bradford tackles this with a modern sound that is equal parts Robyn and Nina Simone. The Broadway actor turned Europe based singer/songwriter/DJ crafts emotional music that burns the dance floor while breaking down the boundaries of genre – a bridge between emotion and the beat. Having already played one of Broadway's most iconic roles by the age of 22, a desire to tell original stories led Houston born Sean to songwriting. He has crafted four viral songs which have been streamed 10 million times and counting all while gaining consistent c

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Dublin Tech Summit

The CCD

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

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Music Current

Smock Alley Theatre | Contemporary Music Centre

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

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War Horse

BGE Theatre

Following 8 record-breaking years in London's West End, and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre's acclaimed play War Horse returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. Albert, who remained on his parents' Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he e

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R&R Sings! The Sound Of Musicals

NCH

R&R Sings! The Sound Of Musicals - The Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society makes a welcome return to Dublin's NCH this spring with a musical trip down memory lane. From The West End to Broadway and back; you're invited to an evening of melodies, memories and most of all… musicals! With full orchestra, dancers, soloists and the renowned Chorus of the R&R Sings, this fully staged production is sure to sell out fast so book now!

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MusicTown

Various Locations

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

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Ideal Home Show

RDS

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

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Gin Experience Dublin 2019

Dublin Castle

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

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

Aviva Stadium

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

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A Day in May

Civic Theatre

A Day In May - On May 23rd in 2015, Ireland made history by becoming the first nation in the world to introduce marriage equality by popular vote. In his book, A Day In May, Charlie Bird presented the stories of some of those people most deeply affected by the referendum result. Colin Murphy's theatrical adaptation takes us from the dark days of 1983, through the Norris legal battle and decriminalisation, through the divisions within the gay community over civil partnership and right up to #hometovote. Directed by Gerard Stembridge, it's an often hilarious political masterclass in the styl

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DCU Open Days

DCU Campuses

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

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The Deadly World of Opera

Axis

The Deadly World of Opera - Why do opera singers make such an unusual sound? What exactly is an aria? Can I clap at an opera? Why does everyone sing in Italian? What’s Pavarotti’s deal? Does the seminal 1975 album A Night at the Opera by Queen have anything to do with actual opera? Join Irish National Opera in this free show as they introduce you to a truly amazing art form. Over the course of an hour, artists from the INO studio will perform operatic music spanning several hundred years as well as guiding you through some of the curious terminology and traditions. Absolutely no prior e

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BNA 2019 Festival of Neuroscience

The CCD

BNA 2019 Festival of Neuroscience, the largest event of its kind throughout Europe in 2019, the British Neuroscience Association - in partnership with Neuroscience Ireland and the British Society for Neuroendocrinology - is delighted to bring this international festival to Dublin, a city of culture, excitement and neuroscience! Delegates can expect a jam-packed scientific programme with the top experts in their field offering research findings from the hottest topics in neuroscience. As well as the scientific programme, BNA Festivals include a parallel programme of activities which are free

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Great Ireland Run 10k

Phoenix Park

The 19th annual running of the Great Ireland Run 10k will take place on Sunday April 14th in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Set in the iconic surroundings of Europe's largest urban park, runners can take part in a truly inspiring celebration of running, as you make your way through the spectacular natural surroundings of a park filled with rich history and natural beauty. National 10K Championship Race New Improved Route for 2019 Official AAI measured route & Chip timed Race T-shirt, Medal, and Goodie Bag all included

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The Irish Potato Famine

Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Floor 2.

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. Some historians prefer to use the name 'Great Hunger' to describe this period of ma

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The Seamster’s Daughter

Smock Alley Theatre

The Seamster's Daughter - Megan always dreamt of meeting her birth father, but after discovering she was conceived through rape she sets out in search of a monster. Through Megan's story Glass Mask presents a challenging and conflicting drama that looks at consent, choice and the right to life. We all know what she should do, but what would you do…? After the success of Glass Mask Theatre's debut production Idlewild by Jimmy Murphy, Smock Alley's company-in-residence invites you back to the Boys' School for Jimmy's latest play.

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The Verdict

Gaiety Theatre

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

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Dropkick Murphys

Vicar Street

Celtic punk-rock legends Dropkick Murphys will return to Dublin for three nights at Vicar St. Their new album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, represents a high-water mark for Dropkick Murphys as they invite listeners everywhere to once again take an active part in their story. "We've stayed true to what the band is and has always been. And we're still expanding on our sound and lyrical content," offers Brennan. A look back at childhood life, a snapshot of a clueless Masshole, a stop-you-in-your tracks reflection on a terrorist tragedy... it's all there across the record's 11 track

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Age of Arts

Paccar Theatre

Experience an interesting, fun afternoon of discussion about how creativity, science and the brain can work together through an arts and social spectrum as we age. Artists and scientists will give informative talks and participate in an open discussion with the audience. This will be followed by an interactive music workshop to spark your creativity. Speakers include: • Prof Brian Lawlor (Global Brain Health Institute, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, Trinity College Dublin) • Prof Román Romero Ortuño (Global Brain Health Institute, Mercer’s Institute for Successful

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Dublin City Ramblers

dlr Mill Theatre

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

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Spotless

Smock Alley Theatre

Spotless is a darkly humorous and gripping suburban thriller from award-winning writer Gary Duggan. Forty-something Genevieve has downsized from an affluent suburb and struggles with life in her new home backing onto a grim block of flats. Jenny, a leaving cert student who lives in the flats, wants a way out. While Genevieve clings to her last chance of having children, Jenny avoids unwanted attention from the opposite sex. When these two very different women become entangled with a mysterious young man, neither woman's life will ever be the same again.

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Truffle Elevate: Dublin

Science Gallery Dublin

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

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European Mentoring and Coaching Council

The CCD

The International Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference takes place from  April 24th-26th, 2019 at The Convention Centre Dublin. The theme for the 25th annual conference is to reflect, learn and transform. There will be sessions from Keynote speakers along with session speakers and the option to upgrade to a pre-conference Master-Class.

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The Glass Menagerie

Gate Theatre

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

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Raimonda Sings Gospel, Soul & Jazz

Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club

Raimonda sings with passion, love and memories from the depths of the heart. Born in Northern Europe and supported by renowned Irish musicians she brings to the stage some of the most beautiful love, jazz, and classic melodies. Performing gospel, swing and jazz standards; this group of exceptionally talented musicians is not to be missed. With Drums, Double Bass, Piano, Guitar and backing vocals that blend together effortlessly supporting Raimonda's unique voice the superb sound and infectious energy of this group embodies the spirit of soul. Her voice enchants and has taken her all over th

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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's Cusack Suite on Saturday 27th April 2019 (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 o

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Orchid Fair

National Botanic Gardens

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

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The Greatest Showman

Axis

The Greatest Showman - special screening with guest performances from local dance troupe, Threads. Step right up and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all. Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America's original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a brash dreamer who rose from nothing to prove that anything you can envision is possible and that everyone, no matter how invisible, has a stupendous story worthy of a world-class spectacle.

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Beyond The Horizon

Draíocht

Beyond The Horizon - Ireland's New Pink Floyd Tribute Show. Played by fans, for fans. Beyond The Horizon brings together session musicians and singers from what's best on the current Irish music scene, for this Pink Floyd Tribute Show. Everyone in the band is a life-long Floyd fan and it comes across in their set-lists and stage show. Combining great musicianship, amazing singers and their own custom light/laser show, Beyond The Horizon promises a top class experience while making lots of new friends along the way.

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Words+Ideas: Rose McGowan

NCH

Words+Ideas: Rose McGowan gained global recognition as a leading actress and is now best known as a feminist whistle-blower, activist and agent of change. Interviewed live on-stage, McGowan will explore the realities of exposing the truth about the inequality and injustice of the entertainment industry and shining a light on a multi-billion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny. How can we dismantle the concept of 'fame'? How do we continue to maintain the strength required to be Brave? The past 18 months have been an incredibly turbulent time in McGowan's life, but her most recent and

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Dublin Night Run

Starts @ Custom House

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

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Take That – Greatest Hits Live 2019

3Arena

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

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Royal Opera: Faust (Live)

Light House Cinema

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

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The Antlers – Hospice | 10 Year Anniversary Acoustic Show

The Sugar Club

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

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Trad

Abbey Theatre

A poignant, absurd and hilarious tale of a 100-year-old Irishman... and his father. “There’s a child belonging to me wandering around out there for seventy years and I never met him. I’ve a trip left in me… Get me leg!” Mark Doherty’s award-winning Trad tells the hilarious story of 100-year-old Thomas… and his father. Together they set out to discover the son they never knew he had. Featuring live traditional Irish music, Trad is a side-splitting, heart-warming saga, directed by renowned actor Aaron Monaghan. #Trad

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Dublin Dance Festival

Various Locations

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

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Poetry Day

Nationwide

Poetry Day Ireland is a major one-day festival of Irish poetry. In 2019 we'll be celebrating Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday May 2nd and the theme for 2019 is Truth or Dare? The 20th century writer Jean Cocteau reckoned that 'a poet is a liar who always speaks the truth'. We think he was on to something. In today's world of endless spin, our relationship with the truth has become, well, complicated! The distilled language of great poetry cuts straight to the truth. It dares us to reveal our most honest emotions and sharpens our focus on the world. Or if the truth makes you despair, pl

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All-Ireland Business Summit

Croke Park

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

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

Draíocht

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

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Before

Axis

Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery's of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts – for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn't seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father's journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O'Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for… "Kinevane's performance works like a spell… a real showstopper" - ★★★★ Irish Times "extraordinary collaboration… soul-searching, achingly touchin

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DabbledooMusic Workshops

Axis

DabbledooMusic provides an accessible, engaging and fun way for all the family to enjoy playing music together, regardless of previous experience or ability. Their resources have been developed to encourage creativity and collaboration through the power of music. They use a system of animated, colour-coded notation that anyone can understand to get everybody making music in no time. Set up in 2010 by Shane McKenna and Killian Redmond, both artists and educators who shared a mutual love of music. Since then, they have developed an entire music curriculum. In this workshop children will be pr

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Haughey | Gregory

Draíocht

Fishamble's Haughey|Gregory by Colin Murphy, directed by Conall Morrison, follows the deal made between Tony Gregory and Charles Haughey in 1982, when Gregory took a surprise Dáil seat - and suddenly found himself holding the balance of power. Can Gregory use his vote to achieve something for his constituents? To do so, he will have to face off against the dominant personality of Irish politics - Charles J Haughey. Following a short, sold-out tour of Haughey|Gregory in 2018 - to the Abbey Theatre, Mountjoy Prison, Dáil Éireann and Croke Park - Fishamble tours the production nationally in

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Athletics Ireland Race Series – Irish Runner 5K

Phoenix Park

Athletics Ireland Race Series will include 3 road races within the Phoenix Park; Irish Runner 5K, Irish Runner 5 Mile (June 15th) & Irish Runner 10 Mile (July 13th). These races will also incorporate the National Championship for 5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile. Each race within the 2019 Series will be chip timed. Complete all 3 races to form the interlocking Athletics Ireland Race Series medal. All 3 races can be purchased via the Race Series Bundle for €50 (plus processing fee).

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Coderdojo Coolest Projects International

RDS

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

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RuPaul’s Drag Race – Werq the World

BGE Theatre

Werq the World: The Official RuPaul's Drag Race World Tour comes to Dublin for two nights with an all new production for 2019! Mission leader Michelle Visage takes voyagers on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O'Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change and Violet Chachki! Recommended for ages 14+. U16s must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18+) who is also attending the performance.

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Smart Cities & Regions Summit

Croke Park

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

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WellFest

RHK

WellFest, Europe's largest outdoor health and wellness festival returns to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Connect with the best fitness experts, exciting new forms of movement, global yoga sensations, psychology and mindfulness practitioners, talented foodies, qualified nutritionists, the latest wellness brands and so much more. Learn from the best - 150 health and wellness experts from Ireland and abroad. 15 stages. WellFest gives you the opportunity to train, listen and learn from the top names in wellness. Handpick your own day or weekend of wellness from the large selection of c

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Harold’s Cross Community Festival

Harold's Cross

Harold's Cross Community Festival is an annual festival organised by Harold's Cross Community Council and Harold's Cross Business Association with the support of: Dublin City Council Crumlin Area Office, Dublin City Council Events, Dublin City Council Parks Department, Dublin City Council Children Services Unit, Terenure and Rathmines Gardaí, Civil Defence, the Russian Orthodox Community, Local Artists, Musicians and Local Businesses. Lots of events in a number of locations in Harold's Cross - culminating with the BIG Family Day in the Park on the afternoon of Sunday May 19th.

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Gods of Rap Tour

3Arena

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

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InspireFest

BGE Theatre

InspireFest - Conference & festival for the brightest minds in international tech, science & design. The annual two-day conference takes place in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin's Silicon Docks. Hear from the greatest minds on key trends in science and technology from Blockchain to AI, Med Tech to Biodiversity, Future of Work to Augmented Reality. With over 3,000 professionals attending from 48 countries, and so many fun, intimate and informal networking opportunities, make quality connections - and friends - for life. Whether you're a leader or an intrapreneur, bring bac

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Growth

Axis

Growth, By Luke Norris, presented by Coláiste Dhúlaigh BA Honours Drama students (Accredited by University of Wolverhampton). Declan is young, free and having a ball. Sort of. He's successfully ignored his lump for two years but it's started to get in his way – cramping his style and, worse, affecting his sex-life. So now there are pants to be dropped, and decisions to be made… It's a real ball ache. ‘That? That's. I mean. That's a lump in a bag of lumps.’ This is a comedy about growing up and manning up, and tells the story of one young man's journey for testicular clarity. Th

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David O’Doherty – You Have To Laugh

Draíocht

David O'Doherty - You Have To Laugh: Unhook your mindbras. David O'Doherty is back in Draíocht with a brand new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2's Live At The Apollo and Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

Howth Village

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival has it all. Whatever way you like your prawns – barbecued, whole, shelled, fried, skewered, marinated or sauced – Howth's many award-winning restaurants will not disappoint on this not to be missed weekend. Join the Foodie revolution as they serve your favourite prawn dishes in bite-sized portions 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. You can expect to see plenty of Fish & Chips , Oysters, Fish Cakes, Stir-Fries, Paella and Smoked Salmon to name but a few

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International Literature Festival Dublin

Various

International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland's premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as 'boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent' and 'the country's most successful and easily the best annual literary event', ILF Dublin's line-up is sure to impress. Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrates the very best of Irish and international talent. With readings, discussions, debates,works

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Gospel Rising Music Festival

Various Locations

The Gospel Rising Music Festival is Ireland's biggest social, fun and energetic gospel music and choral festival. Much of the programme consists of peer-lead workshops and performances showcasing Ireland’s many gospel choirs and gospel music styles. There's no competition – instead, it's a weekend for getting together, sharing, learning and of course, plenty of singing! Whether you're in a gospel choir or just enjoy singing in the car, we think there's something in this festival for you! Now in its tenth year, the 2019 Gospel Rising Music Festival is heading for the "Big Smoke", righ

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Enchiriadis Treis – The Armed Man

St Andrew's Church

Enchiriadis Treis - The Armed Man, a mass for peace, by Karl Jenkins. A mixed adult choir of about 120 voices, based in Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland. Founded by Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden in 1994, it is committed to achieving musical excellence through performance of the great classical choral works. The performance will also include a selection of choral favourites such as, works by Faure, Mozart, Vivaldi, Lloyd Webber and others - together with the Enchiriadis Treis Orchestra and soloist, Sarah Power. Conducted by Cathal Clinch.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/Petrushka (Live)

Light House Cinema

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

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The Magic Flute

Gaiety Theatre

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

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The King and I

BGE Theatre

The King and I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – adored by the public and critics alike – with one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers and a full-scale orchestra. Hailed as “The Theatrical Event Of 2018”, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical is coming to Dublin direct from its record-breaking sold-out season at The London Palladium. ‘Breathtaking. Remarkable. Exqu

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Electrolyte

Axis

Electrolyte is a multi-award winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from 'blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness', this 'unstoppable' production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling. Follow Jessie through gigs, parties, city streets and warehouses, as she journeys from Leeds to London, on a quest to find her mother. Winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award, The Stepladder Award, The LET Award, The V

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Spice Girls

Croke Park

Spice Girls kick off their 2019 Spice World Stadium Tour in Dublin! 21 years since their last Irish show - they are the first girl-group to headline Croke Park. Colours of the world... every boy and every girl... people of the world... AHHHH! The era defining, history making, best-selling female group of all time are bringing girl power back in full force as they reunite on stage for the first time since the London 2012 Olympics, proving you never give up on the good times. Here's the story from A-Z... After their iconic 1996 debut single Wannabe topped the charts in 37 countries, Spice

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The Classic Beatles – Abbey Road at 50

Pavilion Theatre

The Classic Beatles - Abbey Road at 50. Stars of the multi-award winning Get Back show, The Classic Beatles, are set to go on the road in 2019 to celebrate the iconic Abbey Road album as it reaches the 50th anniversary of its release. The only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin. The band will play the album in its entirety, featuring memorable songs including Come Together, Something, Golden Slumber and Here comes the sun. This is a show not to be missed by any Beatles fan, so come together and join us for what promises to be a memorable fab four experience.

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Amélie The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

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

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Forbidden Fruit Festival

IMMA

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

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The Girl on the Train

BGE Theatre

The Girl on the Train, Rachel Watson, longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new pla

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Turn Of The Screw

Gaiety Theatre

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

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Product Camp Dublin

TU Aungier Street

ProductCamp Dublin is a collaborative, user-organised 'un-conference' focused on product management and marketing topics. Learn from, teach to and network with professionals involved in the product management, marketing and development process! The overriding goal is 'building products that scale'. At the event everyone learns and explores topics of interest to you, the participants. Everyone takes part in some way, so you can present a topic, lead a roundtable discussion, share your experiences by attending a session of interest to you, help out with logistics, help secure sponsorships,

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The Snapper

Gate Theatre

A homegrown hit returns. An unexpected pregnancy | An unknown father | The relationships that matter, and the secrets that don't! The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980's. 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… Booking Information Previews: From June 6th. Opening Night: June 12th. Matinees: Selected Wed & Sat – 2.30pm.

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Phelim Drew & Band

Axis

Phelim Drew, son of Ronnie Drew renowned member of iconic Irish band The Dubliners, brings his fabulous music show to Axis. Phelim and his band will bring you on an intimate musical journey through songs, music and great stories. Songs of The Dubliners and songs that were very close to Ronnie’s heart will make up part of the performance. Phelim shares his memories of growing up in a home surrounded by music and will put his own twist on the collection made famous by one of Ireland’s most beloved raconteurs.

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The Start Summit

Dublin Castle

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

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Taste of Dublin

Iveagh Gardens

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

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Bon Jovi – This House is not For Sale Tour

RDS

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

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Ladies in the Blues

Draíocht

Ladies in the Blues, after sell-out shows at Cork Jazz Festival and standing ovations across the country, takes you on a women's journey through the blues. From the gospel roots of the 1920's to vaudeville, jazz and blues rock – immerse yourself in songs by all those great women – Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith and many more. Ladies in the Blues pays homage to these female artists who transformed the blues from local folk music into the art form it is today, bringing black culture into American main stream music.

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Athletics Ireland Race Series – Irish Runner 5 Mile

Phoenix Park

Athletics Ireland Race Series will include 3 road races within the Phoenix Park; Irish Runner 5K (May 4th), Irish Runner 5 Mile & Irish Runner 10 Mile (July 13th). These races will also incorporate the National Championship for 5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile. Each race within the 2019 Series will be chip timed. Complete all 3 races to form the interlocking Athletics Ireland Race Series medal. All 3 races can be purchased via the Race Series Bundle for €50 (plus processing fee).

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Fame The Musical

BGE Theatre

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York's High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singer

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Kris Kristofferson & The Stranglers

The Helix

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

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Velo-City 2019 – ‘Cycling for the Ages’

The CCD

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

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Athletics Ireland Race Series – Irish Runner 10 Mile

Phoenix Park

Athletics Ireland Race Series will include 3 road races within the Phoenix Park; Irish Runner 5K (May 4th), Irish Runner 5 Mile (June 15th) & Irish Runner 10 Mile. These races will also incorporate the National Championship for 5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile. Each race within the 2019 Series will be chip timed. Complete all 3 races to form the interlocking Athletics Ireland Race Series medal. All 3 races can be purchased via the Race Series Bundle for €50 (plus processing fee).

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