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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit

Clayton Hotel

Ireland's Convenience Retailer Summit 2019 - The industry event of the year for everyone involved in food-to-go... Set to be bigger, better and more inspiring than ever before, eight globally-renowned speakers - some of whom have never been seen before in Ireland - will be exploring the theme What's Next For Food-to-Go through a series of high energy, informative presentations. This is a must-attend event for any owner, CEO, director or senior manager of a team within a neighbourhood, convenience, food-to-go, deli, café, symbol group, supermarket, forecourt, wholesale, restaurant or eating

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Fleabag – Live

IFI

See the award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC's hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast Live from London's West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. She may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain, and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose. Booking Information Thursday September 12th - 7.30pm. Monday Sep

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Educating Rita

dlr Mill Theatre

Educating Rita - Starring Róisín Sullivan & Garry Mountaine. Acclaimed comedy by Willy Russell (Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers) which tells the story of a brash, working-class hairdresser and her quest to educate herself for a better life. High-spirited Rita enrols in an Open University course and is paired with Frank, a burned-out, disillusioned professor who has become somewhat reliant on a bottle of scotch to get him through the day. Through a series of both hilarious and moving conversations, an unlikely friendship grows, with each one helping the other to rediscover their zest

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Dublin Fringe Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Fringe Festival 2019: The 25th Edition. 16 days. 80 shows. 36 venues. A curated, multi-disciplinary festival focusing on new and innovative approaches to the arts. DFF supports the development and presentation of new work by Irish and International artists of vision, nurturing artistic ambition and excellence across a range of art forms. An active curator, it provides an environment in which participating artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. DFF provides context for new work and demands audience engagement and dialogue. The scale and environment o

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Foil, Arms & Hog

Vicar Street

Foil, Arms & Hog - Swines. Former children and regular eaters Foil, Arms & Hog return to the iconic Vicar Street with their brand-new show Swines. The show is yet to be reviewed but when it is it will be "utterly spellbinding" and "a triumph". Best known for their YouTube videos (100 million online hits), their live show is what they're most proud of. They've sold out every show in Dublin since 2011 and this show is not to be missed. "Quite simply, a sensation!" - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. "An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines

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Sculpture in Context

National Botanic Gardens

Sculpture in Context 2019 - A thought-provoking collection of work that bridges the gap between art and nature, organic forms, and man-made objects. The natural setting of the National Botanic Gardens will play host to an impressive collection of contemporary works by over 120 Irish and international artists. Over 140 sculptures, from the surreal and simple to the fantastical, will be found nestling in the shrubberies and standing in the shade of the trees throughout the extensive gardens, as well as throughout the ponds, Great Palm House, and Curvilinear Range, with smaller works exhibited in

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UCD Celebration of 10 years of BA in International Modern Languages

UCD

Alumni event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BA in International Modern Languages. The Modern Languages programme is itself a major instrument of internationalisation for UCD. This anniversary will be the first social event that will profile it, bringing together past and former students, along with experts (staff) and guests from various European countries. The event is open to staff, current students, alumni, and possibly some external participants.

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Beckett’s Room

Gate Theatre

Beckett's Room, by Dead Centre with Mark O'Halloran. A writer in the resistance, a siege in the room – Disembodied voices haunt the stage, to shed light on a vanishing world. World Premiere. A play without performers, Beckett's Room tells the story of the apartment in Paris where Samuel Beckett lived with his partner Suzanne during the Second World War. A story of Art and Resistance, the audience listen through headphones and gaze upon a spectacle of absence – the absence of bodies on stage focuses us more intently on their stories, on the world changing around us, and changed by us.

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Sing Street – Happenings

Open Gate Brewery

Happenings, in association with Guinness Open Gate Brewery, bring you an exciting triple bill of movies. On our third date you can see the multi-award winning Sing Street. Sing Street, a 2016 musical coming-of-age comedy-drama, revolves around a boy starting a band to impress a girl in 1980's Ireland. Booking information Open at 6pm with screening on about 7:30pm. Tickets include a pint or paddle of your choice from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery selection of both limited edition innovation brews and classic beers such as Guinness Draught. Yummy food will be on offer as always along w

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Culture Night

National

Culture Night 2019 - Wrap up in culture, as venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland open their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge. The celebration h

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Machine Learning and Deep Learning Day

DCU

Machine Learning and Deep Learning Day - Machine Learning is a field of Artificial Intelligence that uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to "learn" from data, without being explicitly programmed. The "deep" in Deep Learning refers to the number of layers through which the data is transformed. Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to its original goals. In deep learning, each level learns to transform its input data into a slightly more abstract and composite represent

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Dublin WaterBlitz

Dublin

Help monitor the conditions in Dublin's freshwater sites! As a citizen scientist, you can help gather data on our waterways to contribute to our understanding of water health. DCU Water Institute will be collecting water samples from the Liffey and other freshwater sites in coordination with FreshWater Watch. If you live along rivers, streams, ponds or lakes around Dublin or wish to travel to one and assist in gathering data on one of our most precious resources, we'd love your help. The water testing is very easy and sampling could be something to do with friends and family! Free water te

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September Lecture Series: Dictionary of Irish Biography

CCCD

September Lecture Series: Dictionary of Irish Biography - Christ Church Cathedral Dublin will hold four lunchtime lectures in the music room on Fridays, September 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th. The series will look at recent research on the cathedral in the fields of art and architecture, music and biography as published in a number of 21st-century encyclopedias and dictionaries, as well Wikipedia itself. The lecturers will include: Rachel Moss of Trinity College Dublin - Art and Architecture of Ireland Kerry Houston of the Technological University Dublin - Encyclopedia of Music in Ir

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The Legend of Luke Kelly

The Civic

The Legend of Luke Kelly - Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend. On January 30th, 1984, it is said that the whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Dubliner legend Luke Kelly who has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and whose music is widely regarded as one of Ireland's cultural treasures. Dublin singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. Over the past sixteen years he has amazed audiences following powerful se

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Beyond the Barricade

The Helix

Beyond the Barricade - 20th Anniversary Tour, comes to The Helix, Dublin on Saturday  21st September. Featuring past principal performers from Les Misérables and delivering over two hours of songs from the best musicals of the West End and Broadway, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Misérables. This brand new show for 2019 will include many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the UK and includes songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Hamilton, The Lion King, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar

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Children’s Books Ireland International Conference

Light House Cinema

The CBI Conference is back for its 29th year, again at Dublin's Light House Cinema. This year's theme of Belonging examines what is essential to being human – being part of a community or tribe. For children and young adults, books are a powerful tool for exploring the lives and experiences of others and discovering our common humanity. Speakers to include Kwame Alexander, Mary Murphy, Jarvis, Celia Rees and many more.

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Monkstown International Puppet Festival

Monkstown

Monkstown International Puppet Festival - Building on the legacy of Monkstown as the spiritual home of puppetry in Ireland, the inaugural MIPF will showcase the world of puppetry from both Ireland and abroad. MIPF will be hosted in the famous streets and venues of Monkstown in South County Dublin, and will offer a wide range of family and adult themed performances, events, & workshops. Performers & Schedule Karromato - MIPF are delighted to welcome Karromato and their Wooden Circus from the Czech Republic. Acrobats! Exotic animals! Clowns! A circus full of imagination, energy, p

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BlueFire Street Fest

Smithfield Square

BlueFire Street Fest - A free open-air intercultural arts festival that takes place in Dublin's historic Smithfield Square. The festival is a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to promote social integration and cohesion amongst young Dubliners across all cultural backgrounds. Now in its 6th year, BlueFire Street Fest has refocused its artistic vision, expanded its team and taken a bold step in the direction of becoming a more socially responsible and 'conscious festival'. 2019 will see the festival and its community of young change-makers embrace a wider public discourse, exploring

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Stable Ground: The Red Stables Festival

The Red Stables

Stable Ground: The Red Stables Festival - A festival connecting food, nature and sustainability through a series of talks, demos and tours, and a celebration of local food and producers in the surroundings of St Anne's Park (...finished off with a party!). Talks: Free, but limited places. First come, first served. 9.30am - 10.30am: Spark Joy in Your Pantry - Food Waste & Food Management. 2.30pm - 3.30pm: What Gives? - Getting our Heads Around Food Sustainability. 5.00pm - 6.00pm - No Such Thing as a Green Lunch? ​ Cooking with Rachel Allen: Tickets €20. TV chef, cook and autho

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Mic Christopher’s 50th

Whelan's

Mic Christopher's 50th - Saturday 21st September, 2019, would have been Mic Christopher's 50th birthday. In his honour, friends, fans and admirers will stage a concert for him in his spiritual home of Whelan's. A vast array of talent will gather to sing Mic's amazing songs together. The line-up will feature a mixture of Mic's close friends and people he never met - all of whom will collaborate on his songs. With each passing year more people discover Mic's incredible songs and this concert celebrates that. Line-up Acko, Ailbhe Reddy, Alice Jago, Ann Scott, Aoife Carton, Clare Sands, Cry Mo

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Gary Numan

The Olympia Theatre

Gary Numan -  40th Anniversary Tour. Celebrating 40 Years of Music, Gary Numan returns to Ireland to play the Olympia Theatre Dublin. In a castle in the San Fernando Valley lies the lair of music icon Gary Numan. Outside is an enormous statue of a dragon, inside a St Bernard (almost as large) greets you on arrival. He's a new addition to the family – a rescue pup, and huge. The lord of this manor could be as outwardly intimidating as this entire set-up, but he's a humble presence. Notorious for hits such as Are 'Friends' Electric? and Cars, Numan's early career was too often miscons

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Ariana Grande

3Arena

Ariana Grande will bring her Sweetener World Tour to Dublin's 3Arena on Sunday 22nd, Monday 23rd and, due to phenomenal demand, Wednesday 25th of September, 2019! With her powerful vocals and astonishing range, Ariana Grande has emerged as one of the most magnetic and massively successful performers in pop music today. At age 25 she's delivered three platinum-selling albums and surpassed 18 billion streams, in addition to nabbing four Grammy Award nominations and landing eight hits in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With 2016's critically acclaimed Dangerous Woman, Grande both b

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ECOC

RDS

ECOC 2019 - The 45th European Conference on Optical Communication. Not only will you see and hear the latest cutting-edge developments in optical communication, you will also get the chance to experience the culture, history and legendary entertainment of Dublin. As a thriving tech hub and home to some of the world's biggest and most influential companies, Dublin is ideally placed to host Europe's most prestigious conference on optical communication. Conference delegates can expect a warm welcome to the capital and will get exclusive access to a number of the city's top sites. ECOC is the l

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Ceramics Ireland Selected Members Exhibition

Rathfarnham Castle

Ceramics Ireland Selected Annual Members Exhibition 2019 will feature the work of makers from the four corners of the country. A diverse range of ceramic practice will be on show including functional, decorative, wall pieces and sculptural forms. Selected by an independent panel, the exhibition will feature the work of approximately 35/45 makers to be selected from 50/60 submissions. There will be something to interest everyone in this exhibition of over 120 pieces. 3 Awards connected to this years show: The Peter Brennan (1916-1995) - Pioneering Potter Award The Gallery Zozimus Awa

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Griffith Avenue Mile

Griffith Avenue

Griffith Avenue Mile is a one mile road race on Marino's Griffith Avenue. You can participate in the Family Fun Run or the Timed Run (open to all levels). As a joint initiative, the All Hallows Area Association and Marino Athletics Club, in association with Athletics Ireland - proudly supported by Dublin City University, Dublin City Council - will be staging the Griffith Avenue Mile Road Race. It's a one mile road race for runners of all levels young and old, which will involve closing off a stretch of Griffith Avenue in Dublin to traffic for several hours on the day. Some 30 years ago,

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Car Free Day

College Green

Car Free Day - As part of European Mobility Week, College Green will be closed to motorised traffic to demonstrate the environmental and health benefits of a more sustainable urban mobility culture on Sunday, 22nd of September. The theme of this year's European Mobility Week is 'Safe Walking and Cycling', which focuses on the importance of walking and cycling and the positive impacts they can have on our health, our bank balance and our environment. This is a free event for the whole family with lots of fun activities, including e-bike and cargo bike demos, Spokeswoman cycle tour, and a liv

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Dublin Sportsfest

Various Locations

Dublin Sportsfest 2019 - Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership host a week-long celebration of sport and physical activity in our city. Increasing participation in sport and physical activity across all sectors in society remains fundamental to DCSWP's over-arching goal. Dublin Sportsfest 2019 reflects this vision – themed activities range from women's wellbeing and young people to disability groups, family groups, school children and older adults. The DCSWP's role in supporting club development also plays a huge role during the week: The Grow Your Club Club Development Seminar

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Dylan Moran

Vicar Street

Dylan Moran - Dr Cosmos Irish Tour 2019. Following his unbelievable appearances at the Vodafone Comedy Festival and his recent 7-night sellout run at Vicar St, the wonderful Dylan Moran has announced 2 extra dates at Vicar St on September 23rd and 24th. These are the final 2 European dates of his Dr Cosmos Tour and will be filmed live. Moran will once again offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation. Moran has been called the Oscar Wilde of comedy and his famed styl

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Live Electric – Designing a Low Carbon Future

The Mansion House

Live Electric - Designing a Low Carbon Future. A major international conference on the future of urban design and electrification. This Conference, jointly hosted by ESB and the IIEA, will feature a distinguished line-up of international experts on climate leadership, electrification, sustainable design, architecture, city planning and low carbon transport. This unique event will focus on smart and sustainable cities and buildings, and electric transport to show how consumer engagement with emerging technologies will transform the way we live. Speakers Carla Cammilla Hjort is the co-fou

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Digital Government Conference

Croke Park

Digital Government 2019 - The size of the digital transformation market has exploded in recent years - driven largely by organisational needs to serve changing customer preferences and enhance operational efficiency. The drivers of this have been the rapid proliferation of mobile devices and apps, the increasing penetration of IoT, the growing adoption of cloud services, and the need to improve operational performance to gain competitive benefits in the market. It is therefore inevitable that most nations are now tackling the challenge of creating a smarter government, driven by digital. A

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48

Smock Alley Theatre

48 - The lives of four friends are changed forever when they enter the Stardust Nightclub on Dublin's Northside on February 13th, 1981. The new, lionhearted and savagely funny play 48, by Dublin playwright Gemma Kane, tells the gut-wrenching true story of Kane's parents' escape from the fire, and captures the pulsating youth of 1980's Dublin on the brink of irreparable social change through sharp-tongued narrative and visceral movement, set to the backdrop of a haunting, 80's inspired soundscape by composer Dylan Tonge Jones. This is a true story. Booking information Running time: 70

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Khalid

3Arena

Khalid - Free Spirit World Tour. With Special guests, Mabel & Raye. International multi platinum-selling artist and five time Grammy Award nominee Khalid, will take to the stage in Dublin's 3Arena as part of the European leg of his World Tour. Since releasing his debut hit single Location in 2016 - which went quadruple platinum - he has continued to cement his global status as one of music's most promising breakout stars. Already accumulating a stellar array of awards and wins from the likes of MTV, Billboard and BET, his European tour offers his legion of loyal fans a chance to exp

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IFI Documentary Festival

IFI

The Irish Film Institute's 17th IFI Documentary Festival. With fifteen features and its perennially popular shorts programme, the festival will once again showcase the very best of Irish and international documentary filmmaking. The festival will open with the Irish premiere of Benjamin Berman's The Amazing Johnathan Documentary. This year's line-up will also include the world premiere of Peter Kelly's Journey to the Edge, Paul Duane's Best Before Death featuring a live performance from Bill Drummond and Tam Dean Burn, plus a whole host of invited guests and panellists. Wednesday 25th 2

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CIO & IT Leaders Summit

Aviva Stadium

CIO & IT Leaders Summit - Few things have the power to transform our world as rapidly and radically as digital technology. Organisations are digitising business processes, often including entire core capabilities. Managing the resulting information and being able to maximise its value will be the key differentiator for the intelligent and connected enterprise. Today's CIO needs to be a digital innovator, cultural champion and business leader. CIOs have the opportunity to step forward and create direction for the business and its digital ambitions. Indeed, today's CEO will be looking to

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Exploring Baby Boogie with Jo Quinn

Draíocht

Exploring Baby Boogie with Jo Quinn - Draíocht and Early Years: Exploring More With Early Years Arts. Baby Boogie is a fun movement class lead by Jo Quinn, with musical instruments, parachutes, bubbles, feather blowing and scarf dancing. This series of individual monthly workshops are intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way. There will be mess and there will be fun. Booking Information Booking and further information from Box Office on 018852622. These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age lim

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Dublin Theatre Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 brings world-class theatre to Dublin, supports artists in creating outstanding work and provides a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world. At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stories – and a commitment to contributing to the vibrant social and cultural life of our capital. Our mission is to present a programme of exceptional theatrical experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities and visitors that make up our city. We have a rich history, with much to celebrate, but we are most excited about

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Tommy Tiernan

Vicar Street

Tommy Tiernan - Paddy Crazy Horse. The stand-up comedian has announced a string of extra dates at Vicar St following the total sell-out of his previous shows at the venue. Back on the road again Tommy Tiernan has a new show. He rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time. He mixes a love of comic rebellion and a refusal to be conscripted into a rational view of the world with a deep grá for talking and the poetry of everyday speech. Using high theatricality and lots of dirty words, this is a fast-paced and exuberant celebration of everyt

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Jethro Tull – 50th Anniversary Tour

NCH

Jethro Tull celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2018, beginning a series of tours across the world and now extending through 2019. Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, celebrates his 51st year as a recording and performing musician. Ian was born in 1947 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. After attending primary school in Edinburgh, his family relocated to Blackpool in the north of England in 1959. Following a traditional Grammar school education, he moved on to Art college to study fine art before deciding on an attemp

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Pixies

The Olympia Theatre

Pixies play Dublin's Olympia Theatre to coincide with the release of the band's new studio album: Beneath the Eyrie. Pixies' shows are simultaneously electrifying and lo-fi with focus on the music and almost no between-song banter. The band will rehearse and be prepared to play some 90 songs from all points of its career as well as introducing songs from the new album. And, as there is no nightly set list, the songs that are performed at every show are determined mere seconds in advance. From a live onstage mic that feeds only to the band members, sound engineer and lighting director Black

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Poetry by the Pond

dlr LexIcon

Poetry by the Pond brings like-minded people together in a very simple accessible way. Read your own poetry or someone else's, come along to listen if you prefer. All welcome. Thursdays: July 25th, August 29th & September 26th. Haigh Terrace entrance (by the pond).

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The LaFontaines

The Workman's Club

The LaFontaines at The Workman's Club. The LaFontaines fuse the guitar swagger of Kasabian with the no nonsense delivery of The Streets. Their songs pull from the same rock foundation as Twenty One Pilots but with a working class bravado and punk angst added to the mix. Their live shows are akin to the likes of The Beastie Boys setting off fireworks after a Scottish Cup Final. There is no band in the world quite like The LaFontaines.

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Pasolini’s Salò Redubbed

Abbey Theatre

A live redubbing of Pier Paolo Pasolini's controversial 1975 film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. Pasolini's Salò Redubbed daringly transposes Pasolini's notorious final film to Ireland. This radical adaptation by Dylan Tighe explores the beliefs and values behind "coercive confinement" and their enduring impact on the power relations and injustices of contemporary Ireland. Pasolini's Salò Redubbed is a fearless allegory of abuses of power, structural violence, masculinity and class supremacy. Please note: This performance contains graphic scenes of a violent and sexual nature. Boo

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Bellator MMA

3Arena

Bellator MMA's hugely anticipated return to Dublin with the fourth instalment of the Bellator European Fight Series. Bantam Weight Main Event Gallagher vs Ellenor Lightweight Feature Fight Scope vs Queally With a sell-out crowd expected on the night, Bellator Dublin promises to once again provide Irish MMA fans with an unforgettable night of MMA action.

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September Lecture Series: Wikipedia

CCCD

September Lecture Series: Wikipedia - Christ Church Cathedral Dublin will hold four lunchtime lectures in the music room on Fridays, September 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th. The series will look at recent research on the cathedral in the fields of art and architecture, music and biography as published in a number of 21st-century encyclopedias and dictionaries, as well Wikipedia itself. The lecturers will include: Rachel Moss of Trinity College Dublin - Art and Architecture of Ireland Kerry Houston of the Technological University Dublin - Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland Terry Clavi

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BigKidLittleKid

The Ark

BigKidLittleKid - Are you a big kid or a little kid? Or both? Find out as we welcome Anna Newell to The Ark with the world premiere of her new non-verbal show for ages 3-6. BigKidLittleKid is a quirky, playful, energetic and engaging look at being on your own and being with someone else; and how size can really matter. It promises to delight and enchant its audiences with its unique and wordless take on the complicated world of sibling rivalry. Created by Anna Newell, described by The Guardian as "a hero of children's theatre" and by the Irish Times as an "early years theatre pioneer" with

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Dublin VegFest

Griffith College

Dublin Vegfest 2019 - a two-day celebration of vegan food and plant based lifestyles. You don't have to be vegan to enjoy the event! Everyone is welcome to try new foods, take a talk by an inspiring speaker or expert in diet and nutrition or just hangout in a super friendly environment. Vegan Food Village will have vegan cheeses, vegan fried chick'n, barbecue, falafels, burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, ice-cream, chocolates, healthy salads, cakes and drinks. There'll be cruelty free cosmetics, body care and clothing producers inside too. Activities on the day include food demos, talks by expert

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Great Dublin Bike Ride

Phoenix Park

Great Dublin Bike Ride 2019 - 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 September 29th in Dublin. It's a bike ride for all abilities novice to expert. 60km or 100km routes.  This event will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport. Featuring brand new routes for 2019 and a new home in the Phoenix Park for the start/finish line. Cyclists will take in some of the most famous landm

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Bosco and Sleeping Beauty

dlr Mill Theatre

Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you'll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the enchanted story of Sleeping Beauty where an evil Fairy-Night filled with jealousy tries to harm Beauty but luckily she has very good fairy friends. With its brilliant array of Characters, lots of fun and excitement through this complete

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Ocean Energy Europe

The CCD

Ocean Energy Europe Conference and Exhibition 2019 - The meeting point for the whole ocean energy sector. Network - Make valuable contacts and nurture existing relationships with 400+ ocean energy professionals. Business intelligence - Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the sector via the conference programme. Profile - Position your company in front of senior decision-makers from industry and the public sector. OEE 2019 is themed around the vision of ocean energy as a mainstream power source. Increasing cost-competitiveness and zero carbon emissions have propelled w

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Dublin Festival of History

Various Locations

Dublin Festival of History 2019 - An annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for high-profile history talks and debate. This year's Festival will see over 150 walks, tours, exhibitions and talks take place across the city. Talks on the relationship between fashion and the city; a look at the history of housing prices in Dublin; anniversaries such as 50 years since the moon landing; the premiere of a documentary on the famo

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Ireland Music Week

Various Locations

Hard Working Class Heroes is changing its name, the showcase festival and music conference will now be known as Ireland Music Week. Ireland Music Week will continue to project a confident and inclusive sense of responsibility for Irish music in an international context, showcasing 50 of the most export-ready emerging Irish talent to the best of our national and international industry. For artists of all levels, the conference will give them a chance to learn and develop their craft and create new opportunities with agents, labels, bookers, music supervisors and services from all over the wo

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gradireland Graduate Careers Fair

RDS

The gradireland Graduate Careers Fair returns to the RDS Simmonscourt. This is an event not to be missed with over 100 exhibitors to include; employers, course providers & professional bodies. Employers Meet with employers, course providers and professional bodies to discover all of the options available to you. Seminars, workshops & gradireland Talks Come along to one of the seminars, interactive sessions or panel discussions on the day which will be covering topics such as CV writing - hints & tips, interview skills and life after graduating - what to expect. CV Clinic

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Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference

Croke Park

Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference 2019 - Building a profitable and sustainable industry fit for the future. The Irish economy depends on a thriving, dynamic and innovative construction industry. Most government strategies such as Project Ireland 2040, the National Development Programme, Rebuilding Ireland, the government's housing strategy and the recent Climate Action Plan are all contingent on the construction industry's capacity, adaptability and innovativeness. What are the barriers impacting the industry's ability to deliver on these ambitious strategies? With an acute

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Emma Donoghue

TCD

Emma Donoghue - an evening with the bestselling author who will discuss and read from her new novel Akin, followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The School of English, Trinity College Dublin, in association with Picador Books. In her first contemporary novel since Room, acclaimed author Emma Donoghue returns with her next masterpiece, a brilliant tale of love, loss and family. Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room a huge bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy who unpi

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The Nightmare Realm

RDS

The Nightmare Realm - The Devil's Crossroad: The terrifying scare event staged in Dublin's RDS was voted the world's number one Halloween experience by Unilad Adventure - ahead of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations, the London Dungeons visitor attraction, NYC's Village Parade and the Amsterdam Party on Halloween night. The Nightmare Realm walk-through event, now scaring audiences for its third year in Dublin, takes visitors on a terrifying journey with three different scare houses - The Witches' Hovel, Molly's Murder House and Smiler's Abattoir - gruesome scenes, props and characters fr

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Hootie and the Blowfish

3Arena

Hootie and the Blowfish - Group Therapy Tour. A wave of excitement surrounds the band's first full tour in over a decade with new music under a new record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish sold over 25 million records worldwide after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994 with hits such as Hold My Hand, Let Her Cry and Only Wanna Be With You. One of the biggest misconceptions is that Hootie & T

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Mik Pyro

Whelan's

Mik Pyro returns to Whelan's playing tracks from him his upcoming debut solo album and hits from the Republic Of Loose back catalogue.

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Architecture & Building Expo

RDS

Architecture & Building Expo is now the established place to meet the country's top architects, architectural technologists and other professionals and specifiers. This premium construction sector exhibition uniquely runs in partnership with the annual Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland's annual RIAI conference which drew a record attendance last year. Strictly trade only - trade identification will be required for entry i.e. Business Card, Letterhead or correspondence with an Architecture & Building Expo 2019 exhibitor.

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RIAI Conference

RDS

RIAI Conference 2019 - Climate Change | Housing | Placemaking. The biggest architectural gathering of the year and an important forum to meet, network and debate new ideas. RIAI President David Browne has set the theme 'Climate Change | Housing | Placemaking', as three key skills that define the architectural professional. An impressive line-up of international and national speakers will discuss the themes. The conference experience is further enhanced by the Architecture & Building Expo which runs alongside the conference and is a platform for over 60 exhibitors, showcasing product and

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Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K

Kilbogget Park

Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K - Want to take part in a fun active event for all the family? If so register now for the 11th year of this event -  with over a thousand participants walking, jogging or rolling the 5km scenic route around Kilbogget Park. Taking place during the County's Festival of Inclusion, this annual event prides itself on being fully-inclusive, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. With a DJ on hand to add to the festive atmosphere, each participant receives an event t-shirt at sign-in and a medal for children on crossing the finish line. This year wi

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BrewCon

Rascals HQ

BrewCon 2019 - the fundamental ingredients of brewing, pushing the boundaries of what you can achieve in a glass of beer and broaden your brewing skills to achieve even more in improving your brewing ability. For their 5th event, BrewCon have decided to do something different. This year they're raiding the Rascals. Yes, that's right, they'll be taking over Rascals for the day at Rascals HQ; hosting a more dynamic open plan event in a live & kicking brewery. Not only that, they'll have a fantastic line-up of speakers from these various backgrounds: Ron Pattinson – Historical Beer

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The Murder Trial Live

Hilton Dublin Airport

The Murder Trial Live 2019 - Innocent or guilty… you decide. Ever wondered what it's like to sit on a Jury? Or to assess the evidence and convict a criminal? Well now you can. For the first time in history a murder trial is on tour… and following an evening meal you will become the jury and the decision, quite literally will be yours. Working with a team of leading criminal barristers this completely accurate murder trial will unravel right before your eyes… but before the court room drama unfolds you'll enjoy a two course meal with your fellow Jurors. When dinner is finished defenda

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Red Line Book Festival

Various Locations

Red Line Book Festival 2019 - Held in October each year, the festival celebrates the very best in local, national and international writing. The festival takes place in various venues across South Dublin County and is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. To celebrate Votáil 100, one hundred years of women's suffrage in Ireland, there are a number of events celebrating the role of women in history and politics, society and literature. Highlights of this strand include Mná na hÉireann - a one-day series of talks on Saturday October 14th look

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UXDX

RDS

UXDX - Build the right product, faster, together. The conference that bridges the gap between UX, UI, Dev and Product. It takes a community to rethink how we build software. In the interest of promoting continuous learning for attendees, UXDX continues to expand their community events all over the world. Attendees use this as an opportunity to touch base on their progress throughout the year, to get the wider team involved in the conversation, or to visit other cities and learn from new areas. Events are centred around the UXDX model which integrates UX into the Development loop by breaking

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Little Mix

3Arena

Little Mix - LM5 Tour. Three dates at Dublin's 3Arena will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new album LM5, alongside their greatest hits including Touch, Shout Out to My Ex, Black Magic and Wings. The band have spent the last year writing and recording the album with an A-List cast of writers and producers such as Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, Camille Purcell, MNEK, Timberland, Loose Change, TMS and RAYE. The collection is their strongest work to date, being as the girls themselves say "the album we always wanted to make". The album's first single Woman Like Me, featuring Nicki Min

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Belinda Carlisle

Vicar Street

Belinda Carlisle is one of those rare talents who continues to remain relevant after nearly four decades in the business. Amidst changing tastes, the gifted and glamorous singer-songwriter has indelibly touched the hearts of pop fans around the world with her unique blend of gutsy vocals, emotively charged melodies and picturesque lyrics. With a multi-dimensional, internationally acclaimed recording catalogue and countless tours showcasing her chameleonic musical prowess, the woman who began her career as co-founder and lead vocalist of ground breaking all-female new wave/rock band The Go-G

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JyellowL

Whelan's

JyellowL - Born of Jamaican and Nigerian parents and raised in Ireland, rapper JyellowL has drawn on all three aspects of his background to create a sound and vision that sets him apart. Having been named as one of 2FM Rising's acts for 2019, the year has seen a string of video and audio releases, culminating in the fiery Tek Time (via Dutch label Gentlemen Records). This was featured on Spotify's New Music Friday and influential Who We Be playlists. Live JyellowL has made great strides with his London and Belfast debuts (A very memorable co-headline with Kneecap in Belfast) and appeared at

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The Haircut!

The Ark

The Haircut! - The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new show by Wayne Jordan & Tom Lane for Ages 8+. Labhraidh Loingseach has a secret. He wears his hair long and he has it cut only once a year. Once a year on the same night in the same place and in the same style. But never by the same barber. The Haircut is a cautionary tale with a live musical soundtrack. It's a fairytale remixed and retold. It's a play about secrets and about creativity stifled. About fighting for what you believe in and standing up to power. About music and magic and hair. Set in a magical modern day I

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Open House Dublin

Various Locations

Open House Dublin - Explore Ireland's Biggest Architecture Festival with over 150 free tours & events! Buildings that aren't usually accessible to the public, and buildings of architectural merit, open their doors for one weekend with architectural tours provided by expert guides. The majority of the tours are on a first come first served basis so just turn up during the listed opening times and join the next available tour. A small number of tours operate on a lottery system and you can register for lottery tours until 24th September. Open House Junior - An exciting mix of workshops

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Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit

Croke Park

Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit - The only event of its kind in Ireland and has now established itself as one of the most important events of the year to attend to obtain genuine, practical information and education on coping with and managing mental health.​ The Summit attracts attendees from all sectors including the public, corporate, sporting, educational and medical. People travel from all corners of Ireland, the UK, the USA and further afield to obtain essential information about coping with mental health at work, at home or in day to day life. This Summit has something for eve

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Squarehead

The Workman's Club

Squarehead - High Time: Album Launch, with special guests Soft On Crime live at The Workman's Club, 12th October 2019. Squarehead formed in 2010. Since then they've released a slew of albums, singles and EPs. Their sound ranges from 1950's-tinged bubblegum pop to a more aggressive 1990's alt rock, with space jams in-between. Vocalist/guitarist Roy Duffy and Bass player/backing vocalist Ian McFarlane met in the oppressive environment of an all-male Catholic boys' school. The grey uniforms and greyer Dublin skies inspired the pair to find colour and beauty in music. Having tried out numerous

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Brad Paisley

3Arena

Brad Paisley will perform his first Dublin show since he headlined the renowned Country To Country festival two years ago. Special guest is North Carolina's rising star Chris Lane. Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley's successful 2017 Weekend War

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SaaStock | SaaS Conference Dublin

RDS

SaaStock Dublin 2019 - Helping SaaS companies gain traction, grow, and scale. Attend - Ready to grow your SaaS? Join 4000+ SaaS founders, execs & investors for a two jam-packed days of actionable insights. Partnerships - Showcase your brand in front of the world's brightest SaaS stars! Generate qualified, targeted leads with bespoke partnership packages. Startup Program - Fast track your visibility! Dedicated workshops, investor matchmaking and support from partners will amplify your exposure. Bootcamps - A one day accelerator for your SaaS! Hands-on workshops on various topi

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DublinTown Food & Drink Festival

Various Locations

DublinTown Food & Drink Festival is adding more to the table of contents to give food and drink lovers a bigger festival menu. The city centre's restaurants, bars, cafés, bistros and hotels have concocted a programme of events that highlight the city's amazing food and drink offerings. Dublin City itself has a wealth of talent behind the scenes and this festival aims to bring a bigger spotlight to their skills. 2018 marked the inaugural year of the newest festival to hit the streets of Dublin. The 2019 festival promises to be bigger and better and we can't wait for you all to experienc

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Squeeze

Vicar Street

Squeeze - The Squeeze Songbook 2019. The South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers when they visit Vicar St, Dublin. With 2 critically acclaimed albums in the past three years, and a live show that has seen them headline numerous festivals in the UK (as well as sell their own sold out shows across the country), "something of a renaissance" seems like an understatement. Ever hardworking, the band bring their scintillating live performances back to adoring Irish fans once more for 2019. Treating th

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New Fish – A Musical

Smock Alley Theatre

New Fish - A Musical: When Dublin girl Anna graduates from drama school in London and finds herself waiting tables instead of waiting in the wings, she struggles to find her place in the world. A story about young adults and their transition into the real world, the challenges they face and how those challenges affect their mental health. A new, original Irish musical with book by Grace O'Malley, and with music & lyrics by Ross O'Connor. Booking information Running time: 120 mins. Age Suitability: 16+.

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John Mayer

3Arena

John Mayer, the GRAMMY Award®-winning artist brings his World Tour to Dublin's 3Arena. Singer/songwriter John Mayer has won seven GRAMMY® awards and has earned a record seven U.S. #1s on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and 25 entries on the Hot Rock Songs chart, the most for any solo artist. In 2018, he released the Gold-certified New Light, while working on his eighth solo album, the follow-up to 2017's critically acclaimed The Search for Everything. For the third consecutive year, Mayer toured with Dead & Company in 2018, who played to over 500,000 people on its third and largest

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Greek Film Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Greek Film Festival 2019 - Features, documentaries and short films along with special events in top cultural venues of Dublin. The aim of the Festival is to promote Greek culture through a variety of films and events and show links between Ireland and Greece. Films The Festival will showcase the latest films by both internationally established directors and emerging filmmakers, who are currently producing many of the most dynamic, innovative and provocative films in the world. Other Events Apart from showing movies we run events introducing Greek culture - see the Festival Progr

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Ladies in the Blues

The Civic

Ladies in the Blues - Celebrate the power of women in the evolution of blues music, from the gospel roots of the 1920's through vaudeville & jazz up to 1960's blues-rock. Having received standing ovations nationwide, this show takes you on a women's journey, honouring pioneers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Nina Simone, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin and many more – through song and iconic visuals. The show journeys from the first recording of the blues by Mamie Smith in 1920 through the decades up to the 60s with Janis Joplin. This all Irish cast includes four female s

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NT Live – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Light House Cinema

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Captured Live). A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Alle

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ConverCon

Light House Cinema

ConverCon 2019 - Bringing together the world's leading conversational interfaces platform players, technology enablers, next level CX design experts and the business community to share enthusiasm, learnings and experiences. Approximately 150 delegates will be brought together, key players and figures in the sector will impart their knowledge and discuss the critical themes that will either hold the industry back, or unleash a Cambrian wave of innovation. Topics such as: How to design customer-centric user experiences. How advances in artificial AI services deliver value creation.

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50 Plus Expo

RDS

50 Plus Expo - Ireland's only dedicated national consumer event for older people. Launched in 1999 to coincide with the International Year Of Older Persons – the event is now run all over Ireland with 20,000 people and 400 exhibitors attending in 2018. The 50 Plus Expo is designed to be an informative, educational and upbeat event for the 1.2 million people who are over 50 in Ireland. It's ideal for people who are about to retire or already have and want to take up a new hobby or pastime, want to learn about their rights and entitlements, the financial implications of retirement and most

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Gearóid Farrelly

Axis

Gearóid Farrelly - Home Truths. Gearóid brings his brand of chatty stand-up comedy to Axis Ballymun, addressing everything from Trump to decluttering and explaining why you shouldn't toilet train a cat. Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world, supporting the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK. This year he toured Ireland with Neil Delamere, and can be heard on his podcast Fascinated, (where he tracks down his childhood heroes) available on iTunes. "To be an audience member in Farrelly's crowd is a joy. Each joke landed perfectly... impeccable comic tim

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The Dig

Draíocht

The Dig by Paul Curley - All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this just another of his tall tales? Performer and writer Paul Curley, designer Ger Clancy and director Robert Alan Evans, bring this brand new adventure to life. The Dig spins

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Jobs Expo Dublin

Croke Park

Jobs Expo is returning to Dublin and 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? * Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad. * Specialised areas dedicated to jobs in particular industries. * Educational experts offering advice on up-skilling, part-time and evening courses, and third-level courses. * Start your own business experts offering advice and support networks. * The Career Clinic offering one-to-one CV, job seeking and career adv

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Impractical Jokers

3Arena

Impractical Jokers - The Cranjis McBasketball Comedy Tour starring The Tenderloins. The four lifelong friends and comedians whose hilariously outrageous hidden-camera dares and punishments have created truTV's and Comedy Central's longest-running and top-rated original comedies, embark on a huge Irish and UK tour starring The Tenderloins called The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour. James 'Murr' Murray, Brian 'Q' Quinn, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano also known as The Tenderloins have an authentic relatability and millions of passionate fans who have translated the television success int

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Startup Week Dublin

Various Locations

Techstars' Startup Week Dublin 2019 powered by Dublin City Council is a celebration of entrepreneurs, innovation and community in Dublin. Now in its second year, Techstars' Startup Week™ Dublin powered by Dublin City Council brings entrepreneurs, local leaders and friends together over five days to build momentum and opportunity around our community's unique entrepreneurial identity. Join in a celebration led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love! With a community first ethos, over 60% of events are designed, delivered and run by community builders in Dublin C

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Electric Vehicle Summit

Croke Park

Electric Vehicle Summit 2019 - It looks like the electric vehicles (EVs) are finally on the road to replace the internal combustion engine. With the help of ambitious emission-reduction targets, growing support from government and rapid industry and technological developments we're close to significant expansion. The Government's much-anticipated Climate Action Plan has recently been published, setting out a roadmap for how Ireland will meet its greenhouse gas targets. Much of the focus is on EVs, with the aim to have almost 1 million electric vehicles on our roads by 2030. The number of ch

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Grey Matter

Smock Alley Theatre

Grey Matter - ballet project[d] presents two new and original works choreographed by Lauren Speirs at Smock Alley Theatre. "I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives" - Jane Austen, Persuasion. An abstract look at how our world shapes us. An exploration of the grey area between negative and positive persuasion. Rational Creatures and Ensnared (Choreography collaboration with Fiona Kania) feature six professional female ballet dancers and music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Zoe Keating, a

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Bram Stoker Festival

Various Locations

Bram Stoker Festival 2019 - Whether you're a resident vampire or visiting from further afield,  there's something for everyone in this inspired programme of events. Get ready for four days and nights of deadly adventures as Dublin gets gloriously Gothic this October Bank Holiday Weekend. The Bram Stoker Festival playfully celebrates the Gothic, the mysterious, the after-dark and the supernatural, and delves into the legacy of one of Ireland's most treasured authors. The packed programme of events devilishly mixes family-friendly adventures with late-night antics for mates, dates and everyt

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Carcanet at 50: Poetry Ireland Readings

Poetry Ireland

Over the last fifty years Carcanet Press has done a great deal for Irish poetry, bringing back into circulation the work of Austin Clarke and Padraic Fallon; for a time publishing Michael Hartnett and Paul Durcan; more recently taking on the Anvil Press list with its large Irish constituency, including Dennis O'Driscoll, Martina Evans, James Harpur, Thomas McCarthy; and most importantly publishing outstanding poetry by contemporaries: fifteen editions of Thomas Kinsella, eighteen of Eavan Boland, and working with new poets including Sinéad Morrissey, Adam Crothers, Tara Bergin, Moya Cannon an

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KBC Dublin Marathon

Dublin

KBC Dublin Marathon - The 40th edition is a single lap, starting and finishing close to the City Centre. Conditions for marathon running are ideal. The Irish climate is influenced by the prevailing light South Westerly winds of the Gulf Stream. The average temperatures for October are around 12 - 14°C (53 - 57°F). Dublin has only about 30 inches of rain annually - ideal for running. Each participant of the KBC Dublin Marathon will receive their race bag during registration in the main hall of the RDS on Friday 25th from 12.00pm - 7.00pm, and Saturday 26th from 9.00am - 7.00pm.

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Danse Macabre – Halloween Monster Ball

RDS

Danse Macabre - Halloween Monster Ball. Beware this Halloween for the door between the living and the dead is opening for a night of unspeakable glamour. The beautiful and the damned will rise again for Danse Macabre Monster's Ball - Ireland's most decadent Halloween party. For one night only, the grand Concert Hall becomes a haunted house with a touch of the cirque du freak. Your hosts — the divine temptress and dancefloor slayer, Bonnie Boux, and prince of all things unholy, Beelzebub — will lead you through a party that mixes live music, DJs, dance, variety, immersive performances,

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Sinead O’Connor

Vicar Street

Sinead O'Connor has sold out her Vicar St date. Due to phenomenal demand an extra date has been added for October 28th. 1970's Ireland was the backdrop from which Sinead began her life. Born into tragic times with her own tragic story, one among many from those days, Sinead would not be defined by what was at that time beyond her control. Her spirit would blossom and bloom manifesting her gift, her voice. Discovered by the drummer of well-known Irish band In Tua Nua, she co-wrote their first hit. Shortly after being discovered by Ensign records her first album The Lion and the Cobra, releas

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a-ha

3Arena

a-ha will be performing their debut album Hunting High And Low live. Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy, have never been afraid of revisiting their collective past – the MTV Unplugged tour in early 2018 more-than demonstrated that their songs could be given new settings and remain as impactful as ever. But taking on a whole album – one so well known – and staying faithful to its spirit is audacious. Of course, a toe was dipped in this water in October 2010 when the album was performed just twice: first at Oslo's Konserthus and then at London's Royal Albert Hal

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Responsible Innovation Summit

Smock Alley Theatre

Responsible Innovation Summit 2019 - Join the leaders of change! Connect, learn and cross pollinate ideas to generate value-driven change through innovation! At this unique international conference professionals from different sectors come together to accelerate positive change! Responsible investments, value-driven consumer expectations, major economic changes driven by new technologies and emerging global challenges such as climate change are shaping the next generation of innovation! We are challenging the status quo of "Business as Usual" by exploring Responsible Innovation! Busine

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ESB Creative Tech Fest

The CCD

ESB Creative Tech Fest 2019 -  A national celebration for TechSpacers from across Ireland to create, invent and inspire the TechSpace Network, through STEAM and Digital Creativity awards, workshops and exhibitions. This event celebrates the work of young people, youth workers and teachers who have participated in the TechSpace programme showcasing their digital creativity, engineered inventions and scientific inspiration for future generations. Over 20 awards will be given to TechSpacers and TechSpace Educators from across youth projects and schools in Ireland. This year, any project submit

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Dublin Tattoo Convention

RDS

Dublin International Tattoo Convention 2019 brings together people who share an interest in tattoos and piercing. 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, art exhibitions and workshops related to the tattoo industry issues. There's food,

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Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival

Various Locations

Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival 2019 - Now in its second year, the festival is a coming together of musicians, actors, authors, DJs and filmmakers, celebrating the vinyl record and discussing (and playing) the music that matters to them. The festival will be a collection of talks and discussions relating to all aspects of vinyl recordings from writing, recording, producing and performing as well as examining sleeve design and liner notes. The venues are: The Pavilion Theatre | The Studio@dlr LexIcon | The National Maritime Museum | The Lighthouse. Other aspects of the music business w

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Cher

3Arena

Cher - Here We Go Again Tour. The legend is coming to Dublin in 2019 for her first live Irish show in over 15 years. The multi-talented Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY Award-winning icon, is set to delight Irish fans when she plays 3Arena as part of her World Tour. Holder of the UK record for the biggest selling single of all time by a female artist for Believe, she will treat audiences to an array of hits from her huge repertoire as well as new songs from the Dancing Queen album – Cher's tribute to the music of ABBA.

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Dublin Beatles Festival

The Workman's Club

Dublin Beatles Festival presents... Not Exactly Carnegie Hall - A short play about The Beatles playing live in an illegal strip club in Liverpool in the summer of 1960, as told from the perspective of Allan Williams, the band's first manager. This play is completely based on fact. It will be performed by Padraic McGinley. The show will also include a set of songs from The Beatles played live by the great Fiach Moriarty. Booking Information Doors: 2.00pm Tickets: €8 Running time: 50 minutes The Beatle Brain of Ireland - A competition to find the person in Ireland who knows the most

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Quest for Quality Conference

Croke Park

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. The 2019 conference will focus on the intersection of AI and quality assurance, as well as how AI has become a stalwart for many organisations across almost every industry and a major part of people's daily lives. In particular, the event will explore the issue of efficiency in software testing prior to roll-out, the accuracy and effect

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Dublin Podcast Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Podcast Festival 2019 - Back by popular demand, Dublin will host headliner shows and live podcasts across multiple venues this November. The rise of the podcast as a form of both entertainment and education has been phenomenal. See your favourite podcast come to life as we celebrate the podcasting world and connect fans with the people who make them. The Guilty Feminist - Vicar Street, 6th November | €30. A Gay and a NonGay - The Sugar Club, 10th November | €20. The 2 Johnnies - Vicar Street, 14th November | €27. IT GALZ LIVE! - Vicar Street, 16th November | €25. The Blin

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Dundrum One Act Festival

dlr Mill Theatre

Dundrum One Act Drama Festival returns to the dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum. The festival offers an opportunity to see 9 plays produced by drama groups from around Ireland in one whirlwind weekend. Each night will consist of three one act plays followed by an informative review by Festival Adjudicator, Geoff O'Keeffe. Shows will start promptly at 8.00pm on Friday and Saturday night, and 7.00pm on Sunday night.

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Stomptown Brass

The Academy

Stomptown Brass - Fight Tour: After a summer of hard work in the studio, they've emerged bloodied and raring to hit the road once more! Stomptown Brass has emerged as one of the most unique 8-piece acts in Ireland in recent times. Blending the sounds of funk and blues with a raucous cacophony of powerful driving rhythms, they make the most of their impressive line-up: two Drummers, two Trombones, two Trumpets, one Saxophone and one big dirty Tuba. The originality of their sound combined with the unmistakable energy of brass music sets them apart from any other act in Ireland. The set is mad

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Hatch – A Story of Transformation and New Beginnings

The Ark

Hatch - A story of transformation and new beginnings! 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 colourful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as moths and butterflies. Full of Fidget Feet's unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, science and aerial dance, Hatch weaves Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4-10 year olds and their families. Children will have an opportunity to meet the performer

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International Charity Bazaar

RDS

International Charity Bazaar - The Diplomatic Corps in Ireland is inviting everyone to 'EXPERIENCE THE WORLD IN A DAY" at their annual International Bazaar at the RDS. The Bazaar is fun-filled, colourful family day out, featuring food and gifts from around the world and there is an extensive cultural programme which features dancers in national costume, song and music throughout the day, hourly raffle draw and a grand raffle draw to end the day! The ICB is the Diplomatic Corps in Ireland's official fundraising organisation, and supports Irish registered charities. Entrance to the Charity

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Zandra – Queen of Jazz

Smock Alley Theatre

Zandra - Queen of Jazz: With just her sax and a suitcase, Zandra Mitchell joined a jazz band and toured the world. Born in Phibsborough, Dublin in 1903, she was Ireland's first female saxophonist. While the twenties roared she found her way through Europe to Berlin. The dictators rose; the books burned; the bombs dropped… and Zandra played her sax. Darn Skippy Productions present Zandra, Queen of Jazz - a play with original music, based on an extraordinary true story. Booking information Matinee: Saturday 3.00pm. Running time: 75 mins.

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NCAD Open Day

NCAD

NCAD Open Day - Meet staff and students, tour the campus, visit studios and workshops and view current students' work in progress. Anyone interested in studying at NCAD is welcome - applicants, teachers, family and friends.

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Taste of Dublin – Festive Edition

RDS

Taste of Dublin - Festive Edition comes to the RDS for its inaugural event, transforming it into a foodie haven set to be the unmissable highlight of the season. The festive edition of Taste of Dublin is the perfect event to kick start the festive season, offering visitors the unique opportunity to source essential festive ingredients from artisan producers, engage with Ireland's top culinary talent, be on the front line of festive masterclasses from cocktail making to tablescaping and relax in the gourmet atmosphere of the season's finest Food & Drink Festival. Taste of Dublin - Fe

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