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The Old Chestnut Tree

The Old Chestnut Tree Under the spreading chestnut tree I pondered for a while And touch the trunk in wonderment of its roots within the soil For to bear a weight such as this the grip is deep below And the water that it feeds on that makes it thrive and grow And in its foliage small birds nest when... 

The Dublin Eight Comic Arts Festival

The Dublin Eight Comic Arts Festival is an ongoing series of small press comic book events. Our nest event will be at the Dublin Food Co-Up on Sunday, July 23rd from 11am-5pm. DECAF is run by Matthew Melis & The Comics Lab of the Stray Lines comic collective. Small press comics can be a nebulous... 

The Lost Fashion History of The Liberties

The lost fashion of our capital city is a keen concern for historian Rua Ruth. She spends her days poring over old maps and newspapers finding out about the specifics of Dublin’s old rag trade, and these tours she offers are an opportunity to investigate a fascinating hidden history with her. Ruth... 

The Grand Dublin Swim

The Grand Dublin Swim is a big family fun day event that will take place for the 4th year running starting at Custom House Quay, River Liffey. The swim will be taking place this Saturday, 15th July, starting at 1pm. To swim in the Leinster open sea races you must have a race number, wetsuits are only... 

Artisan Brew Academy

Whether your thing is wine or beer, at Artisan Brew Academy we can teach you how to brew a large variety of hop infused beers under the guidance of our master brewer or with the help of our in house winemaker you can soon be well on the way to making your first bottles of wine. We also sell a range... 

Wood Quay Summer Sessions

Wood Quay Summer Sessions Free Concert kicks off on the 6th July from 1pm-2pm with two amazing acts! Aleka, a Romanian vocalist, cellist, composer and lyricist  who draws influence from her home country, using folk melodies jazz harmony and eastern rhythms. Also performing will be Cian Boylan Quartet... 

Meatopia 2017

For the first time since Meatopia set sail from New York in 2013, we’re packing our bags again and heading over to Dublin for GUINNESS X MEATOPIA on 1st and 2nd July. In partnership with the legendary black beer, Guinness, we’re staging an exclusive two day event within the walls of the... 

Liberties Festival 2017

The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest running festivals. From modest beginnings in 1969 to snagging Festival of the year at the LAMA national community and council awards 2016. For many the Liberties Festival has become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series... 

NCAD Graduate Show 2017

Last Few Days of NCAD 2017 Show !   I was able to drop in to see the Post Graduate students work at The Annex, 101-103 James’ Street, showing both the MFA Art in the Digital World and the MFA Fine Art. An interesting visit that especially if I wanted to see the three virtual reality pieces... 

Dublin Pride Parade 2017

The Parade will be taking place this year on June 24th 2017. Participants will gather from 11am and the parade begins at 2pm sharp. This year the parade route will be different, due to an on going construction with the Luas Cross City Project. We will be assembling at St. Stephens Green South (with... 

Street Velodrome At Smithfield

Dublin City Council presents StreetVelodrome Dublin City, as part of National Bike Week 2017, on Sunday 11th June and Monday 12th June in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. This free 2-day family friendly event will include live entertainment, pumping music, kids activities, special guest appearances and... 

What Will Be The Future We Can Expect In Our Working Life?

Players from  a number of areas influencing and creating that new work environment gathered for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for a fascinating one day conference on the “Future of Work” in Dublin Castle on the 12th of May. The main theme of the conference was that technological... 

NCAD 2017 Show

Students graduating from the National College of Art & Design this year will be exhibiting their work at the College’s annual graduate show, which is open to the public from Saturday, 10th June until Sunday, 18th June. The NCAD 2017 Show will feature the work of graduates from across NCAD’s... 

Dublin Port River Fest

The Dublin Port Riverfest returns this year from Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th of June, 12:00pm – 6:00pm daily. #Riverfest2017 will be activating the River Liffey from the Sean O’Casey bridge, along North Wall Quay right through to Dublin Port and into Dublin Bay, with a wide variety of thrilling... 

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... 
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