PhotoIreland Festival

PhotoIreland Festival

Various Locations, Wednesday 1st May - Wednesday 31st July 2019

PhotoIreland Festival 2019 – 10th Anniversary: Ireland's International Festival of Photography & Image Culture, May 1st – July 31st 2019.

Vibrant, friendly, all-inclusive: a festival for all to enjoy. The year 2019 will see the 10th edition of PhotoIreland Festival bringing to Dublin an ambitious programme. May will bring the opening of the main exhibitions, while June will be dedicated to an extended educational programme with activities for all. The fireworks are reserved for July 4th when PhotoIreland Foundation will open The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland in Dublin city centre. Its 2000m2 pop-up space will offer visitors three exciting photographic shows, and a selection of participative events.

Main Exhibitions
The People of the Mud, Luis Alberto Rodriguez + Irish Futures 2019
Running 3 May-25 August 2019, At The Library Project.

The Invention of Memory
Running 5-30 May 2019, At Rathfarnham Castle

Key Event
The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland
With three main exhibitions of works by Irish and European photographers.
Running 5-28 July 2019, At The Printworks, Dublin Castle

Alongside these, PhotoIreland Festival will highlight photographic exhibitions programmed by other organisations and individuals during May, June, and July. All in all, to present visitors with the best of contemporary Photography.

Wednesday 1st May - Wednesday 31st July 2019


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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Two Pints

Abbey Theatre

After two sold-out tours of pubs across Ireland and the UK, Roddy Doyle’s ‘achingly, breathtakingly funny’ Two Pints is on a US Tour before taking to the stage this summer. The hilarious and provocative Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook. Now it’s a play. Two men meet for a pint. They talk about their Da’s, death, Nigella, North Korea, the afterlife… Settle down and listen in as they chew the fat and set the world to rights. #TwoPints

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

St. Enda's Park

NB: Shows will take place from 20th - 22nd June  and from 27th - 29th June. William Shakespeare’s most popular and loved comedy in a refreshing and inventive production at Pearse Park, St. Enda’s, Rathfarnham. Gates open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and seating is available. Do bring a rug as it can get chilly. Duration is 2 hours including a short interval. Tea, coffee, wine is available at the café and picnics are welcome. Twenty two Balally performers are involved in this dynamic ensemble, among them are local favourites and some fresh new faces too. In the garden setting at

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