Culture


Bloom 2017

Bloom will be taking place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend (1st June-5th June)  in the Pheonix Park from 9am-6pm. Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 primarily as a promotional vehicle for horticulture; providing a showcase for garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture and gardening... 

Family Day at Smithfield Square

Family Day will be celebrated at a day long festival in Dublins Smithfield Square  on Saturday 27th May from 1-5pm. This is the seventh annual Family Day Celebration. The programme offers great entertainment, fun games and activities and useful information for all types of families and for the young... 

Book Launch & Workshop at IMMA

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is hosting a book launch and workshop taking place today, the 23rd of May 2017, to introduce Francis McKee’s new book Even the Dead Rise Up. Even the Dead Rise Up is published by Book Works. The book covers the subjects of spiritualism, the occult and mysticism... 

Docklands Summer Festival 2017

An exciting outdoor, high energy, positive lifestyle event for all the family the Festival showcases Dublin’s regenerated Docklands. Utilising the unique urban setting of Grand Canal Dock 2017 Festival will be held on the 20th & 21st May. Enjoy the exciting urban space of Grand Canal Dock... 

St. Anne’s Park Bike Festival

The St. Annes Bike Fest will be taking place on Sunday the 14th from 12pm – 6pm. The sound of bicycle bells and laughter will fill up St. Annes Park, which will be transoformed into a cycling haven for all the family. The sound of bicycle bells and laughter will fill up St. Anne’s Park, Raheny,... 

Liberty Bell Dublin Trials

  Cars parked in cycle lanes on your way home? No secure racks near local shops? Potholes and uneven roads? A junction that feels too dangerous during rush hour? Never got around to lodging a report to address these issues? Well, now there’s an easier way! Liberty Bell, is a survey tool looking... 

Pets In The City

The annual Pets in the City, brought to you by Dublin City Council and supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws, will take place on Sunday 14th of May in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. This free family event promises to be a great day out for animal lovers in the city with a wide range of activities, stalls... 

Dublin Dance Festival 2017

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 will be taking place 18th-28th May. Heres a guide... 

Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival will be taking place from May 1st – May 14th. The Festival was founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city. With an emphasis on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the... 

Culture Date with Dublin 8

Your Culture, Your History, Your Story Culture Date with Dublin 8 is a new neighbourhood initiative taking place for the first time this Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017. ​ The weekend will see a series of special events and activities taking place in the historical and cultural landmarks... 

Experience Japan 2017

Experience Japan will be taking place this weekend, Sunday 23rd April from 12PM-4PM at Farmleigh House and Estate in the Pheonix Park. Bring your friends, your family, your kids, your dogs (on leads!) and enjoy the huge variety of Japan, from traditional Taiko drumming to modern-day Cosplay. Heres a... 

International Literature Festival 2017

  The 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... 

Institutional Ghost

  In 1554 the city of São Paulo was founded in Brazil. It is considered to be the 12th largest populated city on the planet. Among other things the city has a rich art culture with numerous cultural institutions. Jac Leirner, a Brazilian artist and sculpture, from São Paulo, is currently exhibiting... 

Upcoming Festivals March-May

5 Lamps Arts Festival The Five Lamps Arts 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 this geographic area to residents and to... 

Facts About St. Patrick

St. Patrick himself St Patrick’s colour was blue, not green. In fact the ancient Irish flags were represented by blue. The introduction of green came during the 1798 Irish rebellion. The first Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York in 1762. St. Patrick’s real name was Maewyn Succat.... 

International Women’s Day

In looking for a brief history of International Women’s Day I have found a lot of conflicting stories. Most stories agree that the beginnings were in the American labour union struggles of the early 1900’s and especially those of the immigrant women working in the garment industry in the east coast.   A... 

Easter Events 2017

Wooly Wards Farm Easter Extravaganza Attend live lambing in the maternity ward, pet baby animals in the nursery, hunt for chocolate Easter eggs, and enjoy the spectacular Animal Theatre show! The usual fun activities such as Bouncy Castles, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Arts and Crafts will also be there!... 

Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Events 2017

GPO Witness History: Meet the Archivist Experience the events of the 1916 Easter Rising from the witnesses perspective – from active participants on both sides, to bystanders caught in the middle. Venue: GPO Time: 10-12pm/ 2-4pm, Thursday 16th March Price: Free   In the footsteps of St Patrick... 

National Library of Ireland Funded €500,000 for Yeats Works

National Library of Ireland Funded €500,000 for Yeats Works and Letters The Minister of Art, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD., last week unveiled a collection of manuscripts, letters, a dream diary and press material belonging to the late poet and writer, William... 

Womens March On Washington

I am about to become Fountain Resource Groups foreign correspondent (for the next week)! I am off to the United States to take part in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday 21st and will be reporting on the event. I grew up in the D.C. area but left for Dublin and Ireland in the late 70’s... 
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