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Various Locations, Tuesday 7th May - Sunday 12th May
The James Connolly festival, now in its 5th year, is an annual community-centred celebration of music, film, theatre and debate, with a radical twist.
Connolly was one of the founders of the Irish trade union movement, so one of the main goals of the festival is to highlight the importance of trade unions for workers, especially among the young. More broadly the festival is committed to promoting art, feminism, culture and politics, embracing progressive ideas in a comfortable space for debate that promotes the exchange of ideas.
Every year there is a wreath-laying ceremony at Arbour Hill on Sunday, to mark the occasion of Connolly's execution and to pay tribute to him and to the other leaders of the 1916 rising.
- Tuesday 7th May - Sunday 12th May
- The New Theatre, Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland