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 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.

More Details

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

More Details

And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

The Civic Theatre

Fulfilling a long held desire to pay tribute to his hero Stan Laurel, Jeffrey Holland tells this intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication about one of Hollywood’s great film comedians. Jeffrey (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy the show takes place during Laurel’s visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic par

More Details