Culture


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... 

Professor Alex Milton Appointed Head of School of Design at NCAD

Professor Alex Milton Appointed Head of School of Design at NCAD Finally the long wait is over; a new Head of School of Design at the National College of Art and Design has been appointed. Professor Alex Milton will take up his position as the Head of Design on the 16th of January 2017 – that is next... 

A Dark Year In The Music History Books

Its december and the new year is closing in on us. Michael Buble has emerged from hibernation to serenade us all with his unholy christmas cheer. Looking back on the year I feel the one thing that stands out is the amount of great musicans we have lost in 2016. What is happening to the music industry?... 

Lines From Rialto

The Rialto Youth Project launched their very own creative writing book consisting of poetry, songs, plays and stories. The book launch took place in St Andrews Community Centre last week. Frankie Gaffney, author of Dublin Seven was invited to the launch and said he was delighted with the quality and... 

A Little Something For The Art Lovers

A Little Something For The Art Lovers The weekend is around the corner and if you are an art lover you are in for a treat. This weekend the Dublin Gallery Weekend will take place from the 25th to the 27th of November. For three days in 36 different Galleries exhibitions, artist and curator talks, walking... 

The Klares

Indie Rock Group, The Klares will play support in the Button factory this December 2016. This four piece from Blackrock Co Dublin, will support, The Academic, sharing the stage with another group called The Girl Talk, on Friday 16th December 2016, at the Button factory here in Temple Bar Dublin City.... 

Nordic Now

Nordic Now is an exhibition exhibiting designs from the Nordic region and has been showing in Dun Laoghaire since the 26th of October. But do not fret, there is one week left for you to enjoy a day out to Dun Laoghaire. The exhibition and events only come to an end on the 17th of November. Eight exhibitors... 
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