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Friday 18 August, 2017 to Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Friday 18 August, 2017 22 Events

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Date: through .
Time: 10:00 am - 6:45 pm
Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Address: CHQ, Dublin, D01 T6K4, Ireland
Price: EUR 0 - EUR 35
Category: Convention / Conference
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ building in Dublin's Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland's emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

EPIC is also home the Irish Family History Centre, a professional genealogy service that can help you piece together your Irish ancestry. The centre's dedicated staff can also help advise you on how to research other aspects on out family history. Through it's use of interactive displays they can teach you some of the secrets of Irish genealogy, and provide access to multiple historical archives and databases, and how to use them.

EPIC is open daily from 10:00am - 6:45pm (last entry 5pm). The Irish Family History Centre is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm each day.

Booking

Farmleigh House +

James Joyce In The Park An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House

Date: through .
Time: 10:15 am - 4:15 pm
Location: Farmleigh House
Address: Phoenix Park Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
James Joyce In The Park
An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House
Books on display from the Benjamin Iveagh Collection, Farmleigh House courtesy of the Governors and Guardians of Marsh's Library

19th May- 1st September 2017

The Oak Room- Farmleigh House

James Joyce (1882-1941) is one of the most influential writers of his era. His works have been the subject of worldwide scholarly scrutiny particularly the iconic work, Ulysses (1922). Although he spent the majority of his adult life abroad, Joyce's works are meticulously rooted in the topography of Dublin and in the Phoenix Park area in particular. In Finnegans Wake, The Dead and The Painful Case, The Phoenix Park and Chapelizod are central locations, whilst Joyce makes numerous allusions to Phoenix Park in Ulysses. He explained he's preoccupation with Dublin when he said "For myself I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal".

This exhibition is free to attend and can be viewed as part of the guided tour of Farmleigh House. Free OPW guided tours run 7 days a week from 10.15am-4.15pm.

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

Date: through .
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro
Category: Comedy
Ireland A Survivor's Guide, The 5 star Tripadvisor-rated comedy sketch show returns to the International bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people, culture and customs. Sketches include: History of Ireland in 7 minutes, How to chat up and Irish person, An interactive guide to hurling and many more. Fast,physical comedy suitable for all ages and all levels of English. Great lunchtime comedy theatre. Lunch deal available.

www.irelandasurvivorsguide.ie

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

Date: through .
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro / 8 euro online
Category: Theatre / Dance
5 Star Trip Adviser-rated Comedy sketch show returns to the International Bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people culture and customs using physical comedy ,crazy props and audience interaction.

Booking

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Trouvees Metrage

Date: through .
Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: The MART Gallery
Address: 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6
Category: Arts / Exhibits
MART are proud to present Trouvees Metrage, an exhibition of experimental French digital media artwork in July 2017. Curated by Deirdre Morrissey and supported by directors Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scanlan, the exhibition opens at the MART Gallery, Dublin on Thurs 20th July and runs until 18th August 2017.

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Outlying Islands by David Greig

Date: through .
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Samuel Beckett Theatre
Address: Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, College Green
Price: 12/17/20
Category: Theatre / Dance
Award-winning Sugarglass Theatre returns to Dublin and the Samuel Beckett Theatre with its New York City-premiere production of David Greig’s critically lauded play, Outlying Islands.

Dates: 12 Aug - 2 Sep. No shows on Sundays
Previews: 10 -11 Aug, 7.30pm
Time: 7.30pm, Duration: 2 h
Matinee: 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 2.30pm

Summer, 1939. With the world on the brink of war, two young naturalists leave Cambridge and venture to a remote Scottish island to conduct a study for the Ministry of Defence. Arriving on the island with its sole inhabitants, the elderly owner and his 19-year-old niece, the scientists soon discover they have been duped and things are not what they seem. Very soon they are drawn into a primaeval world of emotional discovery, sexual passion and murder in a race against time to save the island.

Based on true events, David Greig’s poetic, intense and gripping Outlying Islands is a tale of breath-taking beauty and poignancy packed with moments of pure comedy and mystery.

Comic, touching, powerfully erotic
- The Telegraph

A beautiful play, richly laden with moving symbolism - British Theatre Guide

AGE Guidance: over 16
Contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

Praise for Sugarglass Theatre

Dizzyingly ambitious... Wonderfully inventive and richly immersive... Heavenly... A theatrical company to watch
- The Irish Times

Palpable Magic
- Exeunt Magazine

Book online

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Firedoor Theatre 'Uncut 2017'

Date: through .
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: The Pearse Centre
Address: 27 Pearse Street
Price: 10eur
Category: Theatre / Dance
Firedoor Theatre are proud to present UNCUT Summer 2017 - a vibrant showcase of original short plays, performances, and monologues.

Covering a range of styles and genres, this is a unique chance to experience an original and varied night of theatre, and to see what the talented folks at Firedoor have been cooking up so far in 2017!

Thursday, August 17th, Friday August 18th and Saturday August 19th
Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8.00pm
Tickets are 10 euro, available at the door.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bic +

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Address: Dun Laoghaire
Category: Festival
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary
01 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Dún Laoghaire
Dún Laoghaire Harbour has been a place where relatives have waved off ships of emigrants, and where cruises have stopped off, heaving with eager tourists.

It has long has been a place of industry, tourism, and as its uses have changed, it has undergone facelifts, from rudimentary harbour to a modern hive of activity.

This festival will celebrate two hundred years of Dún Laoghaire harbour with history talks, contemporary art exhibitions, and even a live recording of the RTÉ Sunday Miscellany boasting stories, songs, and spoken word.

A highlight is sure to be the Dún Laoghaire Historical Society Exhibition as it explores the lives of the seaside townspeople and how they lived.

Children can enjoy workshops, and everyone is welcome to feast at the International Harbour Food Festival. Watch sailing boats bob on the horizon or perhaps tour the harbour with a knowledgable guide... whether it's music, history or sport you're into, you'll find something to love at the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary.

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Vegan Dublin Food Tours +

Vegan Dublin Food Tours

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Exchequer Street
Address: Dublin
Category: Food Special
Vegan Dublin Food Tours
0 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Exchequer Street
The plant-based diet is one that’s really taking off as people become more conscious of their health, the environment and animal welfare. Whether you’re a full or part-time herbivore, enjoy this tour of some of Dublin’s most delicious vegan-friendly spots during the Vegan Dublin Food Tours.

This three hour jaunt will involve six pitstops at hip vegan-friendly joints where you’ll enjoy a smorgasbord of dishes including dessert, tea or coffee, while also stopping at a few interesting sites as you weave around the city with your fellow fruit and veggie-loving tour attendees.

Essentially, this will be a guide to exactly where those looking for a plant-based meal should be focusing their search - you’ll see the most innovative spots in the city as you walk up an appetite (1.8km, no less).

If you’re looking to eat your way around Dublin, stay hungry for this very special tour.

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Vivienne Dick - 93% Stard +

Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: IMMA
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust
16 June - Sunday 15 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
Vivienne Dick is an Irish artist who is synonymous with New York’s alternative art scene.

Since the 70s, Vivienne has made work marked by pop culture, feminism and politics; urgent and forceful, she has used video art and documentary to express herself.

Vivienne is considered one of the leading figures in the punk, avant garde/No Wave film-making movement and is widely considered now to be one of Ireland’s most important film-makers ever.

This exhibition will run concurrently with Nan Goldin’s, as they have been friends since the early days in New York and have even appeared in each other’s work. Independently, their work is awing, but in the same gallery? You will be stunned by the scope and power expressed by these trailblazing grand dames of punk art.

Admission Free

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The Addams Family +

The Addams Family, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
The Addams Family

15 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood!
Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK & Ireland premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?
Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!

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Dalkey Castle +

Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Dalkey Castle
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey
01 June - Friday 29 September 2017
Venue: Dalkey Castle
Beginning at Dalkey Castle, wander through the places and spaces which were special to renowned author Maeve Binchy and many other Irish writers.

Listen to anecdotes about the writers themselves and hear readings from their most famous works.

As you hear extracts of Binchy’s writings in The Maeve Binchy Garden, you’ll quickly discover what it was about her hometown of Dalkey, which had shaped Maeve as a person and inspired her as an artist.

Featuring stops at Finnegan’s where Maeve used to frequent for lunch, to the special public mosaic created in her honour, The Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers’ Walk is an afternoon well spent for lovers of Irish literature

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Freud Project, +

Freud Project, IMMA

Irish Museum of Modern Art
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: IMMA
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Freud Project
21 - 21 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
50 works by Lucian Freud come to IMMA and are presented in a dedicated Freud centre in the stunning Garden Galleries. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest realist painters, Freud is renowned for his stunning portrayal of the human form.

Staff at IMMA are delighted to have secured this important long term loan which features the artist’s finest paintings as well as his personal etchings offering visitors the perfect insight into Lucian Freud interests and enduring artistic practice

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Howth Harbour +

I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips Howth Harbour

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Howth Harbour
Address: Dublin
Category: Sports
I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips
13 June - Tuesday 19 September 2017
Venue: Howth Harbour
Long summer evenings provide outdoorsy types with ample opportunity to make the most of Dublin’s diverse landscapes. Whether you want to watch the sunset after a balmy evening hike or take the plunge into the sea for a daring dip, the longer days just mean there’s more time to really enjoy mother nature’s gifts.

I-Canoe’s evening sea trips are a perfect example. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings until September, you can cool off from a hot day in the city by cruising out to Howth in North Dublin and getting to grips with kayaking.

Instructor Conor Ryan is fully qualified and will be there to ensure your evening paddle goes smoothly. You will have the chance to learn kayaking techniques and perfect them over a few hours. You will build on any existing skills you have, and by the time your summer holiday rolls around, you’ll be able to show off to your friends and family.

This will be a fun way to test yourself on the open waters as you make the most of those sultry summer nights.

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Tunes in the Church

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Dublin Unitarian Church
Address: , 112 St Stephen's Green West
Category: Cultural
MUSIC + THEATRE
Tunes in the Church is a series of the most perfect little evenings of Irish traditional music and dance at the Dublin Unitarian Church.

Wander the church and listen to some of Ireland’s finest fiddlers, concertina players, pipers and tin whistlers fire up the session as a concert of reels and jigs is performed with passion.

You will be uniquely placed to chat to the musicians, singers and dancers, many of whom are bona fide champions, about their love of the craft and learn a little more about what life is like in the world of trad.

The organisers include Cormac Begley, himself a legendary performer, so you can expect to witness the cream of the crop on the altar at the Dublin Unitarian Church.
Fri July 28th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 29th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 30th20:00 - 22:00

August
Fri 4th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 5th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 6th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 11th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 12th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 13th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 18th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 19th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 20th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 25th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 26th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 27th20:00 - 22:00

Tickets
€15

http://tunesinthechurch.com/dublin-tunes-in-the-church.html

Womenâs Rugby World Cup 2017 +

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Dublin & Belfast
Category: Sports
In May 2015, the Irish Rugby Football Union was awarded the hosting of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. The event will take place from 9-26 August, 2017 at stadia in Dublin and Belfast.

The tournament comprises 12 teams in three pools of four with the pool winners plus the best runner-up progressing to the semi-finals.

Women’s Rugby World Cup is now regarded as a key event in the global sporting calendar that has grown from an invitational tournament to one with a robust qualification process, live broadcast, good attendances and an enthusiastic worldwide following.

See fixture list at https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

Riverdance +

Riverdance comes home to Dublin

Gaiety
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Time: Times Vary
Location: The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
Riverdance

comes home to Dublin
21st June – 3rd September 2017


“The original ….the best.”
The Irish Times



Tickets now on sale

Riverdance returns home to Dublin to the Gaiety Theatre from 21st June to 3rd September 2017.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com


- Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents
- Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!)
- Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people
- Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

See new footage from the Anniversary tour:
https://youtu.be/jizyqqdwjW4

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR Riverdance:

“As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!” - EDINBURGH NEWS

“Riverdance is the No. 1 dance show of the world.” - SHENZHEN DAILY

“A family evening unlike anything else!” - THE TIMES OF LONDON

“Riverdance is as much a phenomenon as a show.” - NEW YORK POST

“An Irish phenomenon.” - PARISCOPE

“A show of superlatives.” - NEUES DEUTSCHLAND

“Entertainment doesn’t come much better than this.” - THE IRISH EXAMINER

“One of the most entertaining shows you will ever see.” - THE EVENING HERALD

“Dance does not often get so good.” - THE GUARDIAN

“The phenomenon rolls on! There will always be a Riverdance!” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - THE WASHINGTON TIMES

“The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Triumphant! A perfect Gem.” - NEW YORK POST

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Michelangelo +

Michelangelo: Life and Death, Light House Cinema

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Light House Cinema
Category: Film / Movie
Michelangelo: Life and Death
13 June - 27 August 2017
Venue: Light House Cinema
Michelangelo is currently the subject of an extensive new exhibition at the National Gallery in London, and this documentary has been made to coincide with the historical celebration of the infamous artist who was born nearly 550 years ago.

Famed for his pivotal role in the Renaissance, and famously patronised by the Florentine power family De Midici, Michelangelo was the Damien Hirst of his day, widely regarded and treated as a celebrity.

His canvas was sometimes a block of marble, and sometimes the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He lived a long and productive life, dying at the age of 88, having revolutionised arts and culture alongside contemporaries like Leonardo da Vinci.

Learn about what really makes a renaissance man as the Light House Cinema screens this masterpiece.

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Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

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The Rivals +

The Rivals Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners,

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Smock Alley
Address: Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
The Rivals

Love triangles abound, manners are thrown aside.
Smock Alley presents as its eighth in-house production, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners, The Rivals.
“How charming will poverty be with him!” Lydia Languish
The wealthy Lydia Languish, brought up on romance novels, is searching for a suitor and only a poor man will do, so it is no wonder she falls for the penniless Beverley. However her formidable aunt Mrs. Malaprop, through a series of hilarious blunders, raises serious objections to Lydia’s choice.
The whirlwind plot and wondrous wit of Sheridan’s play has delighted audiences for over 240 years. This historical play was first performed at The Theatre Royal at Smock Alley in the late 1700’s.
31 July – 2 Sep | 2:30pm + 7:30pm | Main Space
NO SHOWS ON MONDAYS
Directed by: Liam Halligan
Historical tours of Smock Alley Theatre one hour before every show included in ticket price!
Discounts available for groups of 8+. Call us on 01-6770014 for more information.
On selected evenings you can enjoy a specially designed seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine in our Banquet Hall AND see The Rivals for only €30!

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The Olympia Theatre +

Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents Once

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: The Olympia Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents
Once
The Olympia Theatre
Friday 30 June to Saturday 26 August 2017
**Once Comes Home to Dublin**
For more see: Once website | Once Facebook | Once Twitter | #OnceinDublin
WINNER!
8 Tony Awards including Best Musical
Grammy Award - Best Musical Theatre Album
Oscar - Best Original Song, Falling Slowly
Due to phenomenal demand, the record-breaking stage show Once returns to the Olympia Theatre, Dublin for 8 weeks only from 30 June - 26 August.
Buy tickets here. And now you can buy special Once e-gift cards! You can even have them delivered whatever day you want. Buy them here
Tickets priced from €25 inclusive of booking fee and €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.

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Exhibition: Hidden Treasu +

Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

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Saturday 19 August, 2017 25 Events

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Date: through .
Time: 10:00 am - 6:45 pm
Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Address: CHQ, Dublin, D01 T6K4, Ireland
Price: EUR 0 - EUR 35
Category: Convention / Conference
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ building in Dublin's Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland's emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

EPIC is also home the Irish Family History Centre, a professional genealogy service that can help you piece together your Irish ancestry. The centre's dedicated staff can also help advise you on how to research other aspects on out family history. Through it's use of interactive displays they can teach you some of the secrets of Irish genealogy, and provide access to multiple historical archives and databases, and how to use them.

EPIC is open daily from 10:00am - 6:45pm (last entry 5pm). The Irish Family History Centre is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm each day.

Booking

Farmleigh House +

James Joyce In The Park An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House

Date: through .
Time: 10:15 am - 4:15 pm
Location: Farmleigh House
Address: Phoenix Park Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
James Joyce In The Park
An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House
Books on display from the Benjamin Iveagh Collection, Farmleigh House courtesy of the Governors and Guardians of Marsh's Library

19th May- 1st September 2017

The Oak Room- Farmleigh House

James Joyce (1882-1941) is one of the most influential writers of his era. His works have been the subject of worldwide scholarly scrutiny particularly the iconic work, Ulysses (1922). Although he spent the majority of his adult life abroad, Joyce's works are meticulously rooted in the topography of Dublin and in the Phoenix Park area in particular. In Finnegans Wake, The Dead and The Painful Case, The Phoenix Park and Chapelizod are central locations, whilst Joyce makes numerous allusions to Phoenix Park in Ulysses. He explained he's preoccupation with Dublin when he said "For myself I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal".

This exhibition is free to attend and can be viewed as part of the guided tour of Farmleigh House. Free OPW guided tours run 7 days a week from 10.15am-4.15pm.

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

Date: through .
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro
Category: Comedy
Ireland A Survivor's Guide, The 5 star Tripadvisor-rated comedy sketch show returns to the International bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people, culture and customs. Sketches include: History of Ireland in 7 minutes, How to chat up and Irish person, An interactive guide to hurling and many more. Fast,physical comedy suitable for all ages and all levels of English. Great lunchtime comedy theatre. Lunch deal available.

www.irelandasurvivorsguide.ie

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

Date: through .
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro / 8 euro online
Category: Theatre / Dance
5 Star Trip Adviser-rated Comedy sketch show returns to the International Bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people culture and customs using physical comedy ,crazy props and audience interaction.

Booking

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Outlying Islands by David Greig

Date: through .
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Samuel Beckett Theatre
Address: Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, College Green
Price: 12/17/20
Category: Theatre / Dance
Award-winning Sugarglass Theatre returns to Dublin and the Samuel Beckett Theatre with its New York City-premiere production of David Greig’s critically lauded play, Outlying Islands.

Dates: 12 Aug - 2 Sep. No shows on Sundays
Previews: 10 -11 Aug, 7.30pm
Time: 7.30pm, Duration: 2 h
Matinee: 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 2.30pm

Summer, 1939. With the world on the brink of war, two young naturalists leave Cambridge and venture to a remote Scottish island to conduct a study for the Ministry of Defence. Arriving on the island with its sole inhabitants, the elderly owner and his 19-year-old niece, the scientists soon discover they have been duped and things are not what they seem. Very soon they are drawn into a primaeval world of emotional discovery, sexual passion and murder in a race against time to save the island.

Based on true events, David Greig’s poetic, intense and gripping Outlying Islands is a tale of breath-taking beauty and poignancy packed with moments of pure comedy and mystery.

Comic, touching, powerfully erotic
- The Telegraph

A beautiful play, richly laden with moving symbolism - British Theatre Guide

AGE Guidance: over 16
Contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

Praise for Sugarglass Theatre

Dizzyingly ambitious... Wonderfully inventive and richly immersive... Heavenly... A theatrical company to watch
- The Irish Times

Palpable Magic
- Exeunt Magazine

Book online

Mack Fleetwood â Rumours +

Mack Fleetwood – Rumours Civic Theatre

Date:
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: CIVIC THEATRE
Address: TALLAGHT
Category: Concert / Live Music
19 August // 8pm
Mack Fleetwood – Rumours
The Premium Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
It is 40 years since the iconic Rumours album was released and the songs are still as fresh and relevant today. Mick Fleetwood called Rumours ‘the most important album we ever made’, because it was this record’s success that allowed Fleetwood Mac to continue making music for years afterwards. Rolling Stone ranked it number 25 in its ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list. This show features all the greatest hit songs on the Rumours album plus many more. A must for Fleetwood Mac fans

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Firedoor Theatre 'Uncut 2017'

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Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: The Pearse Centre
Address: 27 Pearse Street
Price: 10eur
Category: Theatre / Dance
Firedoor Theatre are proud to present UNCUT Summer 2017 - a vibrant showcase of original short plays, performances, and monologues.

Covering a range of styles and genres, this is a unique chance to experience an original and varied night of theatre, and to see what the talented folks at Firedoor have been cooking up so far in 2017!

Thursday, August 17th, Friday August 18th and Saturday August 19th
Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8.00pm
Tickets are 10 euro, available at the door.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bic +

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary

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Location: Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Address: Dun Laoghaire
Category: Festival
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary
01 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Dún Laoghaire
Dún Laoghaire Harbour has been a place where relatives have waved off ships of emigrants, and where cruises have stopped off, heaving with eager tourists.

It has long has been a place of industry, tourism, and as its uses have changed, it has undergone facelifts, from rudimentary harbour to a modern hive of activity.

This festival will celebrate two hundred years of Dún Laoghaire harbour with history talks, contemporary art exhibitions, and even a live recording of the RTÉ Sunday Miscellany boasting stories, songs, and spoken word.

A highlight is sure to be the Dún Laoghaire Historical Society Exhibition as it explores the lives of the seaside townspeople and how they lived.

Children can enjoy workshops, and everyone is welcome to feast at the International Harbour Food Festival. Watch sailing boats bob on the horizon or perhaps tour the harbour with a knowledgable guide... whether it's music, history or sport you're into, you'll find something to love at the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary.

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Vegan Dublin Food Tours +

Vegan Dublin Food Tours

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Location: Exchequer Street
Address: Dublin
Category: Food Special
Vegan Dublin Food Tours
0 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Exchequer Street
The plant-based diet is one that’s really taking off as people become more conscious of their health, the environment and animal welfare. Whether you’re a full or part-time herbivore, enjoy this tour of some of Dublin’s most delicious vegan-friendly spots during the Vegan Dublin Food Tours.

This three hour jaunt will involve six pitstops at hip vegan-friendly joints where you’ll enjoy a smorgasbord of dishes including dessert, tea or coffee, while also stopping at a few interesting sites as you weave around the city with your fellow fruit and veggie-loving tour attendees.

Essentially, this will be a guide to exactly where those looking for a plant-based meal should be focusing their search - you’ll see the most innovative spots in the city as you walk up an appetite (1.8km, no less).

If you’re looking to eat your way around Dublin, stay hungry for this very special tour.

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Vivienne Dick - 93% Stard +

Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust

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Location: IMMA
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust
16 June - Sunday 15 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
Vivienne Dick is an Irish artist who is synonymous with New York’s alternative art scene.

Since the 70s, Vivienne has made work marked by pop culture, feminism and politics; urgent and forceful, she has used video art and documentary to express herself.

Vivienne is considered one of the leading figures in the punk, avant garde/No Wave film-making movement and is widely considered now to be one of Ireland’s most important film-makers ever.

This exhibition will run concurrently with Nan Goldin’s, as they have been friends since the early days in New York and have even appeared in each other’s work. Independently, their work is awing, but in the same gallery? You will be stunned by the scope and power expressed by these trailblazing grand dames of punk art.

Admission Free

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The Addams Family +

The Addams Family, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

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Location: Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
The Addams Family

15 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood!
Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK & Ireland premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?
Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!

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Dalkey Castle +

Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey

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Location: Dalkey Castle
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey
01 June - Friday 29 September 2017
Venue: Dalkey Castle
Beginning at Dalkey Castle, wander through the places and spaces which were special to renowned author Maeve Binchy and many other Irish writers.

Listen to anecdotes about the writers themselves and hear readings from their most famous works.

As you hear extracts of Binchy’s writings in The Maeve Binchy Garden, you’ll quickly discover what it was about her hometown of Dalkey, which had shaped Maeve as a person and inspired her as an artist.

Featuring stops at Finnegan’s where Maeve used to frequent for lunch, to the special public mosaic created in her honour, The Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers’ Walk is an afternoon well spent for lovers of Irish literature

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Freud Project, +

Freud Project, IMMA

Irish Museum of Modern Art
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Location: IMMA
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Freud Project
21 - 21 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
50 works by Lucian Freud come to IMMA and are presented in a dedicated Freud centre in the stunning Garden Galleries. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest realist painters, Freud is renowned for his stunning portrayal of the human form.

Staff at IMMA are delighted to have secured this important long term loan which features the artist’s finest paintings as well as his personal etchings offering visitors the perfect insight into Lucian Freud interests and enduring artistic practice

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Howth Harbour +

I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips Howth Harbour

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Location: Howth Harbour
Address: Dublin
Category: Sports
I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips
13 June - Tuesday 19 September 2017
Venue: Howth Harbour
Long summer evenings provide outdoorsy types with ample opportunity to make the most of Dublin’s diverse landscapes. Whether you want to watch the sunset after a balmy evening hike or take the plunge into the sea for a daring dip, the longer days just mean there’s more time to really enjoy mother nature’s gifts.

I-Canoe’s evening sea trips are a perfect example. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings until September, you can cool off from a hot day in the city by cruising out to Howth in North Dublin and getting to grips with kayaking.

Instructor Conor Ryan is fully qualified and will be there to ensure your evening paddle goes smoothly. You will have the chance to learn kayaking techniques and perfect them over a few hours. You will build on any existing skills you have, and by the time your summer holiday rolls around, you’ll be able to show off to your friends and family.

This will be a fun way to test yourself on the open waters as you make the most of those sultry summer nights.

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Dodder Walk History of the Mills

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Category: Sports
SPORTS + OUTDOOR
Enjoy a gentle stroll along the Dodder river as you take in the fascinating history of the mills, old buildings and wildlife.

With so much to view, including the old girder bridge, Wesleyan Church and the beaver hat factory, as well as packhorse bridge and the old Dublin laundry chimney, you’ll be gasping for that cup of coffee at the end of the walk where you can enjoy a rest to chat about all that you’ve seen.

As part of National Heritage Week, the Dodder Walk History of Mills is just one of the many events taking place across the country to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
Sat, 19 August 2017 10:30 - 12:00

Admission Free

http://www.visitdublin.com/see-do/details/dodder-walk-history-of-mills#dates

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Tunes in the Church

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Location: Dublin Unitarian Church
Address: , 112 St Stephen's Green West
Category: Cultural
MUSIC + THEATRE
Tunes in the Church is a series of the most perfect little evenings of Irish traditional music and dance at the Dublin Unitarian Church.

Wander the church and listen to some of Ireland’s finest fiddlers, concertina players, pipers and tin whistlers fire up the session as a concert of reels and jigs is performed with passion.

You will be uniquely placed to chat to the musicians, singers and dancers, many of whom are bona fide champions, about their love of the craft and learn a little more about what life is like in the world of trad.

The organisers include Cormac Begley, himself a legendary performer, so you can expect to witness the cream of the crop on the altar at the Dublin Unitarian Church.
Fri July 28th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 29th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 30th20:00 - 22:00

August
Fri 4th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 5th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 6th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 11th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 12th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 13th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 18th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 19th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 20th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 25th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 26th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 27th20:00 - 22:00

Tickets
€15

http://tunesinthechurch.com/dublin-tunes-in-the-church.html

Merrion Square West +

The Lost Fashion History of Merrion Square

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Location: National Gallery of Ireland Clare Street Entrance
Address: Merrion Square West
Category: Cultural
The Lost Fashion History of Merrion Square
National Gallery of Ireland
Clare Street Entrance
Merrion Square West
Dublin Saturday 19 August 2017

Venue: Merrion Square

Merrion Square is Dublin’s most awe-inspiring Georgian quarter. Lofty houses overlook a lush green, housing the city’s most well-heeled citizens, and that is the way it has always been.

Allow Ruth Griffin, fashion historian, to take you on a tour of the quarter’s finest looks. She will teach you about the almost competitive wearing of fine Parisian silks in the 18th century, and about how that gave way to Lady Wilde ruling over the bohemians at No. 1, where they discussed art and politics in only the finest velvet smoking jackets.

The tour will then move on to the 20th century, when Sybil Connolly’s atelier at No. 71 produced fashion for everyone from Jackie O to the Rockefellers.

Even today, fashion ateliers buzz away in the square, while Dublin’s most stylish shoppers frequent sample sales in the former haunts of Lady Wilde and her chic followers.

Past, present and future fashion all get a look-in on this ever-informative tour of one of Dublin’s most iconic locations

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Womenâs Rugby World Cup 2017 +

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

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Location: Dublin & Belfast
Category: Sports
In May 2015, the Irish Rugby Football Union was awarded the hosting of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. The event will take place from 9-26 August, 2017 at stadia in Dublin and Belfast.

The tournament comprises 12 teams in three pools of four with the pool winners plus the best runner-up progressing to the semi-finals.

Women’s Rugby World Cup is now regarded as a key event in the global sporting calendar that has grown from an invitational tournament to one with a robust qualification process, live broadcast, good attendances and an enthusiastic worldwide following.

See fixture list at https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

Three Centuries of Irish +

Three Centuries of Irish Childhood Royal Marine Hotel

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Location: Royal Marine Hotel
Address: Dun Laoghaire
Category: Educational
Three Centuries of Irish Childhood
Royal Marine Hotel
History of childhood is always fascinating; playing, learning and growing up are such universal experiences that it is always interesting to consider how it has changed through time.

This day-long seminar will journey through time in the company of noted historians and experts. You will hear about how children spent their leisure time in 1700s Ireland from Gaye Ashford, and about how children dressed in the years between 1800 and 1900. Youth culture in the 1900s, which included the birth of the teenager, will be covered by NUI Galway lecturer Sarah-Anne Buckley.

Three engaging talks will be delivered, providing history nerds and sociological observers with much to ruminate upon. Intended to raise awareness about the proposed National Museum of Childhood, this event will be sure to get you excited about the prospect of a museum dedicated to the infant experience.
Saturday 19 August 2017
Admission Free

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Riverdance +

Riverdance comes home to Dublin

Gaiety
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Location: The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
Riverdance

comes home to Dublin
21st June – 3rd September 2017


“The original ….the best.”
The Irish Times



Tickets now on sale

Riverdance returns home to Dublin to the Gaiety Theatre from 21st June to 3rd September 2017.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com


- Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents
- Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!)
- Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people
- Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

See new footage from the Anniversary tour:
https://youtu.be/jizyqqdwjW4

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR Riverdance:

“As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!” - EDINBURGH NEWS

“Riverdance is the No. 1 dance show of the world.” - SHENZHEN DAILY

“A family evening unlike anything else!” - THE TIMES OF LONDON

“Riverdance is as much a phenomenon as a show.” - NEW YORK POST

“An Irish phenomenon.” - PARISCOPE

“A show of superlatives.” - NEUES DEUTSCHLAND

“Entertainment doesn’t come much better than this.” - THE IRISH EXAMINER

“One of the most entertaining shows you will ever see.” - THE EVENING HERALD

“Dance does not often get so good.” - THE GUARDIAN

“The phenomenon rolls on! There will always be a Riverdance!” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - THE WASHINGTON TIMES

“The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Triumphant! A perfect Gem.” - NEW YORK POST

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Michelangelo +

Michelangelo: Life and Death, Light House Cinema

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Location: Light House Cinema
Category: Film / Movie
Michelangelo: Life and Death
13 June - 27 August 2017
Venue: Light House Cinema
Michelangelo is currently the subject of an extensive new exhibition at the National Gallery in London, and this documentary has been made to coincide with the historical celebration of the infamous artist who was born nearly 550 years ago.

Famed for his pivotal role in the Renaissance, and famously patronised by the Florentine power family De Midici, Michelangelo was the Damien Hirst of his day, widely regarded and treated as a celebrity.

His canvas was sometimes a block of marble, and sometimes the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He lived a long and productive life, dying at the age of 88, having revolutionised arts and culture alongside contemporaries like Leonardo da Vinci.

Learn about what really makes a renaissance man as the Light House Cinema screens this masterpiece.

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Hidden Treasures of the +

Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
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Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

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The Rivals +

The Rivals Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners,

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Location: Smock Alley
Address: Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
The Rivals

Love triangles abound, manners are thrown aside.
Smock Alley presents as its eighth in-house production, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners, The Rivals.
“How charming will poverty be with him!” Lydia Languish
The wealthy Lydia Languish, brought up on romance novels, is searching for a suitor and only a poor man will do, so it is no wonder she falls for the penniless Beverley. However her formidable aunt Mrs. Malaprop, through a series of hilarious blunders, raises serious objections to Lydia’s choice.
The whirlwind plot and wondrous wit of Sheridan’s play has delighted audiences for over 240 years. This historical play was first performed at The Theatre Royal at Smock Alley in the late 1700’s.
31 July – 2 Sep | 2:30pm + 7:30pm | Main Space
NO SHOWS ON MONDAYS
Directed by: Liam Halligan
Historical tours of Smock Alley Theatre one hour before every show included in ticket price!
Discounts available for groups of 8+. Call us on 01-6770014 for more information.
On selected evenings you can enjoy a specially designed seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine in our Banquet Hall AND see The Rivals for only €30!

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The Olympia Theatre +

Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents Once

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Location: The Olympia Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents
Once
The Olympia Theatre
Friday 30 June to Saturday 26 August 2017
**Once Comes Home to Dublin**
For more see: Once website | Once Facebook | Once Twitter | #OnceinDublin
WINNER!
8 Tony Awards including Best Musical
Grammy Award - Best Musical Theatre Album
Oscar - Best Original Song, Falling Slowly
Due to phenomenal demand, the record-breaking stage show Once returns to the Olympia Theatre, Dublin for 8 weeks only from 30 June - 26 August.
Buy tickets here. And now you can buy special Once e-gift cards! You can even have them delivered whatever day you want. Buy them here
Tickets priced from €25 inclusive of booking fee and €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.

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Exhibition: Hidden Treasu +

Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
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Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Time: 10:00 am - 6:45 pm
Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Address: CHQ, Dublin, D01 T6K4, Ireland
Price: EUR 0 - EUR 35
Category: Convention / Conference
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ building in Dublin's Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland's emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

EPIC is also home the Irish Family History Centre, a professional genealogy service that can help you piece together your Irish ancestry. The centre's dedicated staff can also help advise you on how to research other aspects on out family history. Through it's use of interactive displays they can teach you some of the secrets of Irish genealogy, and provide access to multiple historical archives and databases, and how to use them.

EPIC is open daily from 10:00am - 6:45pm (last entry 5pm). The Irish Family History Centre is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm each day.

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Farmleigh House +

James Joyce In The Park An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House

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Time: 10:15 am - 4:15 pm
Location: Farmleigh House
Address: Phoenix Park Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
James Joyce In The Park
An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House
Books on display from the Benjamin Iveagh Collection, Farmleigh House courtesy of the Governors and Guardians of Marsh's Library

19th May- 1st September 2017

The Oak Room- Farmleigh House

James Joyce (1882-1941) is one of the most influential writers of his era. His works have been the subject of worldwide scholarly scrutiny particularly the iconic work, Ulysses (1922). Although he spent the majority of his adult life abroad, Joyce's works are meticulously rooted in the topography of Dublin and in the Phoenix Park area in particular. In Finnegans Wake, The Dead and The Painful Case, The Phoenix Park and Chapelizod are central locations, whilst Joyce makes numerous allusions to Phoenix Park in Ulysses. He explained he's preoccupation with Dublin when he said "For myself I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal".

This exhibition is free to attend and can be viewed as part of the guided tour of Farmleigh House. Free OPW guided tours run 7 days a week from 10.15am-4.15pm.

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

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Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro
Category: Comedy
Ireland A Survivor's Guide, The 5 star Tripadvisor-rated comedy sketch show returns to the International bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people, culture and customs. Sketches include: History of Ireland in 7 minutes, How to chat up and Irish person, An interactive guide to hurling and many more. Fast,physical comedy suitable for all ages and all levels of English. Great lunchtime comedy theatre. Lunch deal available.

www.irelandasurvivorsguide.ie

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

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Time: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro / 8 euro online
Category: Theatre / Dance
5 Star Trip Adviser-rated Comedy sketch show returns to the International Bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people culture and customs using physical comedy ,crazy props and audience interaction.

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Outlying Islands by David Greig

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Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Samuel Beckett Theatre
Address: Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, College Green
Price: 12/17/20
Category: Theatre / Dance
Award-winning Sugarglass Theatre returns to Dublin and the Samuel Beckett Theatre with its New York City-premiere production of David Greig’s critically lauded play, Outlying Islands.

Dates: 12 Aug - 2 Sep. No shows on Sundays
Previews: 10 -11 Aug, 7.30pm
Time: 7.30pm, Duration: 2 h
Matinee: 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 2.30pm

Summer, 1939. With the world on the brink of war, two young naturalists leave Cambridge and venture to a remote Scottish island to conduct a study for the Ministry of Defence. Arriving on the island with its sole inhabitants, the elderly owner and his 19-year-old niece, the scientists soon discover they have been duped and things are not what they seem. Very soon they are drawn into a primaeval world of emotional discovery, sexual passion and murder in a race against time to save the island.

Based on true events, David Greig’s poetic, intense and gripping Outlying Islands is a tale of breath-taking beauty and poignancy packed with moments of pure comedy and mystery.

Comic, touching, powerfully erotic
- The Telegraph

A beautiful play, richly laden with moving symbolism - British Theatre Guide

AGE Guidance: over 16
Contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

Praise for Sugarglass Theatre

Dizzyingly ambitious... Wonderfully inventive and richly immersive... Heavenly... A theatrical company to watch
- The Irish Times

Palpable Magic
- Exeunt Magazine

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Unhinged Comedy Club on Sunday

Date:
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Location: The Ha'penny Bridge Inn
Price: 8
Category: Comedy
Unhinged Comedy Club runs every Wednesday and Sunday in The Ha'penny Bridge Inn. Top-notch line-ups provided, along with loads of laughs. Laughter will be flying! Doors at 9pm. Mention 360dublincity.com and get in for a discounted price of 6euro.

http://conmcflynn.com/clubs/unhinged-comedy-club-dublin

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bic +

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary

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Location: Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Address: Dun Laoghaire
Category: Festival
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary
01 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Dún Laoghaire
Dún Laoghaire Harbour has been a place where relatives have waved off ships of emigrants, and where cruises have stopped off, heaving with eager tourists.

It has long has been a place of industry, tourism, and as its uses have changed, it has undergone facelifts, from rudimentary harbour to a modern hive of activity.

This festival will celebrate two hundred years of Dún Laoghaire harbour with history talks, contemporary art exhibitions, and even a live recording of the RTÉ Sunday Miscellany boasting stories, songs, and spoken word.

A highlight is sure to be the Dún Laoghaire Historical Society Exhibition as it explores the lives of the seaside townspeople and how they lived.

Children can enjoy workshops, and everyone is welcome to feast at the International Harbour Food Festival. Watch sailing boats bob on the horizon or perhaps tour the harbour with a knowledgable guide... whether it's music, history or sport you're into, you'll find something to love at the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary.

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Vegan Dublin Food Tours

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Location: Exchequer Street
Address: Dublin
Category: Food Special
Vegan Dublin Food Tours
0 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Exchequer Street
The plant-based diet is one that’s really taking off as people become more conscious of their health, the environment and animal welfare. Whether you’re a full or part-time herbivore, enjoy this tour of some of Dublin’s most delicious vegan-friendly spots during the Vegan Dublin Food Tours.

This three hour jaunt will involve six pitstops at hip vegan-friendly joints where you’ll enjoy a smorgasbord of dishes including dessert, tea or coffee, while also stopping at a few interesting sites as you weave around the city with your fellow fruit and veggie-loving tour attendees.

Essentially, this will be a guide to exactly where those looking for a plant-based meal should be focusing their search - you’ll see the most innovative spots in the city as you walk up an appetite (1.8km, no less).

If you’re looking to eat your way around Dublin, stay hungry for this very special tour.

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Vivienne Dick - 93% Stard +

Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust

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Location: IMMA
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust
16 June - Sunday 15 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
Vivienne Dick is an Irish artist who is synonymous with New York’s alternative art scene.

Since the 70s, Vivienne has made work marked by pop culture, feminism and politics; urgent and forceful, she has used video art and documentary to express herself.

Vivienne is considered one of the leading figures in the punk, avant garde/No Wave film-making movement and is widely considered now to be one of Ireland’s most important film-makers ever.

This exhibition will run concurrently with Nan Goldin’s, as they have been friends since the early days in New York and have even appeared in each other’s work. Independently, their work is awing, but in the same gallery? You will be stunned by the scope and power expressed by these trailblazing grand dames of punk art.

Admission Free

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The Addams Family +

The Addams Family, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
The Addams Family

15 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood!
Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK & Ireland premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?
Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!

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Dalkey Castle +

Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Dalkey Castle
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey
01 June - Friday 29 September 2017
Venue: Dalkey Castle
Beginning at Dalkey Castle, wander through the places and spaces which were special to renowned author Maeve Binchy and many other Irish writers.

Listen to anecdotes about the writers themselves and hear readings from their most famous works.

As you hear extracts of Binchy’s writings in The Maeve Binchy Garden, you’ll quickly discover what it was about her hometown of Dalkey, which had shaped Maeve as a person and inspired her as an artist.

Featuring stops at Finnegan’s where Maeve used to frequent for lunch, to the special public mosaic created in her honour, The Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers’ Walk is an afternoon well spent for lovers of Irish literature

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Freud Project, +

Freud Project, IMMA

Irish Museum of Modern Art
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Time: Times Vary
Location: IMMA
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Freud Project
21 - 21 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
50 works by Lucian Freud come to IMMA and are presented in a dedicated Freud centre in the stunning Garden Galleries. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest realist painters, Freud is renowned for his stunning portrayal of the human form.

Staff at IMMA are delighted to have secured this important long term loan which features the artist’s finest paintings as well as his personal etchings offering visitors the perfect insight into Lucian Freud interests and enduring artistic practice

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Howth Harbour +

I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips Howth Harbour

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Howth Harbour
Address: Dublin
Category: Sports
I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips
13 June - Tuesday 19 September 2017
Venue: Howth Harbour
Long summer evenings provide outdoorsy types with ample opportunity to make the most of Dublin’s diverse landscapes. Whether you want to watch the sunset after a balmy evening hike or take the plunge into the sea for a daring dip, the longer days just mean there’s more time to really enjoy mother nature’s gifts.

I-Canoe’s evening sea trips are a perfect example. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings until September, you can cool off from a hot day in the city by cruising out to Howth in North Dublin and getting to grips with kayaking.

Instructor Conor Ryan is fully qualified and will be there to ensure your evening paddle goes smoothly. You will have the chance to learn kayaking techniques and perfect them over a few hours. You will build on any existing skills you have, and by the time your summer holiday rolls around, you’ll be able to show off to your friends and family.

This will be a fun way to test yourself on the open waters as you make the most of those sultry summer nights.

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Tunes in the Church

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Dublin Unitarian Church
Address: , 112 St Stephen's Green West
Category: Cultural
MUSIC + THEATRE
Tunes in the Church is a series of the most perfect little evenings of Irish traditional music and dance at the Dublin Unitarian Church.

Wander the church and listen to some of Ireland’s finest fiddlers, concertina players, pipers and tin whistlers fire up the session as a concert of reels and jigs is performed with passion.

You will be uniquely placed to chat to the musicians, singers and dancers, many of whom are bona fide champions, about their love of the craft and learn a little more about what life is like in the world of trad.

The organisers include Cormac Begley, himself a legendary performer, so you can expect to witness the cream of the crop on the altar at the Dublin Unitarian Church.
Fri July 28th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 29th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 30th20:00 - 22:00

August
Fri 4th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 5th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 6th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 11th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 12th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 13th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 18th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 19th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 20th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 25th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 26th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 27th20:00 - 22:00

Tickets
€15

http://tunesinthechurch.com/dublin-tunes-in-the-church.html

Womenâs Rugby World Cup 2017 +

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Dublin & Belfast
Category: Sports
In May 2015, the Irish Rugby Football Union was awarded the hosting of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. The event will take place from 9-26 August, 2017 at stadia in Dublin and Belfast.

The tournament comprises 12 teams in three pools of four with the pool winners plus the best runner-up progressing to the semi-finals.

Women’s Rugby World Cup is now regarded as a key event in the global sporting calendar that has grown from an invitational tournament to one with a robust qualification process, live broadcast, good attendances and an enthusiastic worldwide following.

See fixture list at https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

Riverdance +

Riverdance comes home to Dublin

Gaiety
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Location: The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
Riverdance

comes home to Dublin
21st June – 3rd September 2017


“The original ….the best.”
The Irish Times



Tickets now on sale

Riverdance returns home to Dublin to the Gaiety Theatre from 21st June to 3rd September 2017.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com


- Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents
- Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!)
- Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people
- Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

See new footage from the Anniversary tour:
https://youtu.be/jizyqqdwjW4

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR Riverdance:

“As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!” - EDINBURGH NEWS

“Riverdance is the No. 1 dance show of the world.” - SHENZHEN DAILY

“A family evening unlike anything else!” - THE TIMES OF LONDON

“Riverdance is as much a phenomenon as a show.” - NEW YORK POST

“An Irish phenomenon.” - PARISCOPE

“A show of superlatives.” - NEUES DEUTSCHLAND

“Entertainment doesn’t come much better than this.” - THE IRISH EXAMINER

“One of the most entertaining shows you will ever see.” - THE EVENING HERALD

“Dance does not often get so good.” - THE GUARDIAN

“The phenomenon rolls on! There will always be a Riverdance!” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - THE WASHINGTON TIMES

“The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Triumphant! A perfect Gem.” - NEW YORK POST

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Michelangelo +

Michelangelo: Life and Death, Light House Cinema

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Light House Cinema
Category: Film / Movie
Michelangelo: Life and Death
13 June - 27 August 2017
Venue: Light House Cinema
Michelangelo is currently the subject of an extensive new exhibition at the National Gallery in London, and this documentary has been made to coincide with the historical celebration of the infamous artist who was born nearly 550 years ago.

Famed for his pivotal role in the Renaissance, and famously patronised by the Florentine power family De Midici, Michelangelo was the Damien Hirst of his day, widely regarded and treated as a celebrity.

His canvas was sometimes a block of marble, and sometimes the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He lived a long and productive life, dying at the age of 88, having revolutionised arts and culture alongside contemporaries like Leonardo da Vinci.

Learn about what really makes a renaissance man as the Light House Cinema screens this masterpiece.

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SScotman's Baycotman's Bay +

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunday 20 August 2017

Date:
Time: Times Vary
Location: Scotman's Bay
Address: Dublin
Category: Sports
IRONMAN 70.3
Sunday 20 August 2017
Venue: Scotman's Bay
IRONMAN is more than the world’s most challenging endurance event, it’s a lifestyle. With 190 events taking place globally, the series is the largest participation sports platform in the world and this summer, the 70.3 race comes to Dublin.

See athletes make the impossible possible as they cross the finish line in the Phoenix Park following a 12.1 mile run, 1.2 mile swim in Dublin Bay and 56 mile bike ride through the city centre.

Recognised for excellence through distinguished events and world class athletes, IRONMAN is a force to be reckoned with and it takes over our capital on August 20th.

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Hidden Treasures of the +

Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
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Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

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The Rivals +

The Rivals Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners,

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Smock Alley
Address: Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
The Rivals

Love triangles abound, manners are thrown aside.
Smock Alley presents as its eighth in-house production, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners, The Rivals.
“How charming will poverty be with him!” Lydia Languish
The wealthy Lydia Languish, brought up on romance novels, is searching for a suitor and only a poor man will do, so it is no wonder she falls for the penniless Beverley. However her formidable aunt Mrs. Malaprop, through a series of hilarious blunders, raises serious objections to Lydia’s choice.
The whirlwind plot and wondrous wit of Sheridan’s play has delighted audiences for over 240 years. This historical play was first performed at The Theatre Royal at Smock Alley in the late 1700’s.
31 July – 2 Sep | 2:30pm + 7:30pm | Main Space
NO SHOWS ON MONDAYS
Directed by: Liam Halligan
Historical tours of Smock Alley Theatre one hour before every show included in ticket price!
Discounts available for groups of 8+. Call us on 01-6770014 for more information.
On selected evenings you can enjoy a specially designed seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine in our Banquet Hall AND see The Rivals for only €30!

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The Olympia Theatre +

Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents Once

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Time: Times Vary
Location: The Olympia Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents
Once
The Olympia Theatre
Friday 30 June to Saturday 26 August 2017
**Once Comes Home to Dublin**
For more see: Once website | Once Facebook | Once Twitter | #OnceinDublin
WINNER!
8 Tony Awards including Best Musical
Grammy Award - Best Musical Theatre Album
Oscar - Best Original Song, Falling Slowly
Due to phenomenal demand, the record-breaking stage show Once returns to the Olympia Theatre, Dublin for 8 weeks only from 30 June - 26 August.
Buy tickets here. And now you can buy special Once e-gift cards! You can even have them delivered whatever day you want. Buy them here
Tickets priced from €25 inclusive of booking fee and €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.

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Exhibition: Hidden Treasu +

Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
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Time: Times Vary
Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

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Monday 21 August, 2017 20 Events

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Time: 10:00 am - 6:45 pm
Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Address: CHQ, Dublin, D01 T6K4, Ireland
Price: EUR 0 - EUR 35
Category: Convention / Conference
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ building in Dublin's Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland's emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

EPIC is also home the Irish Family History Centre, a professional genealogy service that can help you piece together your Irish ancestry. The centre's dedicated staff can also help advise you on how to research other aspects on out family history. Through it's use of interactive displays they can teach you some of the secrets of Irish genealogy, and provide access to multiple historical archives and databases, and how to use them.

EPIC is open daily from 10:00am - 6:45pm (last entry 5pm). The Irish Family History Centre is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm each day.

Booking

Farmleigh House +

James Joyce In The Park An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House

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Time: 10:15 am - 4:15 pm
Location: Farmleigh House
Address: Phoenix Park Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
James Joyce In The Park
An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House
Books on display from the Benjamin Iveagh Collection, Farmleigh House courtesy of the Governors and Guardians of Marsh's Library

19th May- 1st September 2017

The Oak Room- Farmleigh House

James Joyce (1882-1941) is one of the most influential writers of his era. His works have been the subject of worldwide scholarly scrutiny particularly the iconic work, Ulysses (1922). Although he spent the majority of his adult life abroad, Joyce's works are meticulously rooted in the topography of Dublin and in the Phoenix Park area in particular. In Finnegans Wake, The Dead and The Painful Case, The Phoenix Park and Chapelizod are central locations, whilst Joyce makes numerous allusions to Phoenix Park in Ulysses. He explained he's preoccupation with Dublin when he said "For myself I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal".

This exhibition is free to attend and can be viewed as part of the guided tour of Farmleigh House. Free OPW guided tours run 7 days a week from 10.15am-4.15pm.

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

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Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro
Category: Comedy
Ireland A Survivor's Guide, The 5 star Tripadvisor-rated comedy sketch show returns to the International bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people, culture and customs. Sketches include: History of Ireland in 7 minutes, How to chat up and Irish person, An interactive guide to hurling and many more. Fast,physical comedy suitable for all ages and all levels of English. Great lunchtime comedy theatre. Lunch deal available.

www.irelandasurvivorsguide.ie

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

Date: through .
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro / 8 euro online
Category: Theatre / Dance
5 Star Trip Adviser-rated Comedy sketch show returns to the International Bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people culture and customs using physical comedy ,crazy props and audience interaction.

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Outlying Islands by David Greig

Date: through .
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Samuel Beckett Theatre
Address: Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, College Green
Price: 12/17/20
Category: Theatre / Dance
Award-winning Sugarglass Theatre returns to Dublin and the Samuel Beckett Theatre with its New York City-premiere production of David Greig’s critically lauded play, Outlying Islands.

Dates: 12 Aug - 2 Sep. No shows on Sundays
Previews: 10 -11 Aug, 7.30pm
Time: 7.30pm, Duration: 2 h
Matinee: 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 2.30pm

Summer, 1939. With the world on the brink of war, two young naturalists leave Cambridge and venture to a remote Scottish island to conduct a study for the Ministry of Defence. Arriving on the island with its sole inhabitants, the elderly owner and his 19-year-old niece, the scientists soon discover they have been duped and things are not what they seem. Very soon they are drawn into a primaeval world of emotional discovery, sexual passion and murder in a race against time to save the island.

Based on true events, David Greig’s poetic, intense and gripping Outlying Islands is a tale of breath-taking beauty and poignancy packed with moments of pure comedy and mystery.

Comic, touching, powerfully erotic
- The Telegraph

A beautiful play, richly laden with moving symbolism - British Theatre Guide

AGE Guidance: over 16
Contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

Praise for Sugarglass Theatre

Dizzyingly ambitious... Wonderfully inventive and richly immersive... Heavenly... A theatrical company to watch
- The Irish Times

Palpable Magic
- Exeunt Magazine

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bic +

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Address: Dun Laoghaire
Category: Festival
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary
01 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Dún Laoghaire
Dún Laoghaire Harbour has been a place where relatives have waved off ships of emigrants, and where cruises have stopped off, heaving with eager tourists.

It has long has been a place of industry, tourism, and as its uses have changed, it has undergone facelifts, from rudimentary harbour to a modern hive of activity.

This festival will celebrate two hundred years of Dún Laoghaire harbour with history talks, contemporary art exhibitions, and even a live recording of the RTÉ Sunday Miscellany boasting stories, songs, and spoken word.

A highlight is sure to be the Dún Laoghaire Historical Society Exhibition as it explores the lives of the seaside townspeople and how they lived.

Children can enjoy workshops, and everyone is welcome to feast at the International Harbour Food Festival. Watch sailing boats bob on the horizon or perhaps tour the harbour with a knowledgable guide... whether it's music, history or sport you're into, you'll find something to love at the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary.

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Vegan Dublin Food Tours +

Vegan Dublin Food Tours

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Exchequer Street
Address: Dublin
Category: Food Special
Vegan Dublin Food Tours
0 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Exchequer Street
The plant-based diet is one that’s really taking off as people become more conscious of their health, the environment and animal welfare. Whether you’re a full or part-time herbivore, enjoy this tour of some of Dublin’s most delicious vegan-friendly spots during the Vegan Dublin Food Tours.

This three hour jaunt will involve six pitstops at hip vegan-friendly joints where you’ll enjoy a smorgasbord of dishes including dessert, tea or coffee, while also stopping at a few interesting sites as you weave around the city with your fellow fruit and veggie-loving tour attendees.

Essentially, this will be a guide to exactly where those looking for a plant-based meal should be focusing their search - you’ll see the most innovative spots in the city as you walk up an appetite (1.8km, no less).

If you’re looking to eat your way around Dublin, stay hungry for this very special tour.

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Vivienne Dick - 93% Stard +

Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust

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Time: Times Vary
Location: IMMA
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust
16 June - Sunday 15 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
Vivienne Dick is an Irish artist who is synonymous with New York’s alternative art scene.

Since the 70s, Vivienne has made work marked by pop culture, feminism and politics; urgent and forceful, she has used video art and documentary to express herself.

Vivienne is considered one of the leading figures in the punk, avant garde/No Wave film-making movement and is widely considered now to be one of Ireland’s most important film-makers ever.

This exhibition will run concurrently with Nan Goldin’s, as they have been friends since the early days in New York and have even appeared in each other’s work. Independently, their work is awing, but in the same gallery? You will be stunned by the scope and power expressed by these trailblazing grand dames of punk art.

Admission Free

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The Addams Family +

The Addams Family, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
The Addams Family

15 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood!
Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK & Ireland premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?
Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!

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Dalkey Castle +

Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Dalkey Castle
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey
01 June - Friday 29 September 2017
Venue: Dalkey Castle
Beginning at Dalkey Castle, wander through the places and spaces which were special to renowned author Maeve Binchy and many other Irish writers.

Listen to anecdotes about the writers themselves and hear readings from their most famous works.

As you hear extracts of Binchy’s writings in The Maeve Binchy Garden, you’ll quickly discover what it was about her hometown of Dalkey, which had shaped Maeve as a person and inspired her as an artist.

Featuring stops at Finnegan’s where Maeve used to frequent for lunch, to the special public mosaic created in her honour, The Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers’ Walk is an afternoon well spent for lovers of Irish literature

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Freud Project, +

Freud Project, IMMA

Irish Museum of Modern Art
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Time: Times Vary
Location: IMMA
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Freud Project
21 - 21 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
50 works by Lucian Freud come to IMMA and are presented in a dedicated Freud centre in the stunning Garden Galleries. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest realist painters, Freud is renowned for his stunning portrayal of the human form.

Staff at IMMA are delighted to have secured this important long term loan which features the artist’s finest paintings as well as his personal etchings offering visitors the perfect insight into Lucian Freud interests and enduring artistic practice

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Howth Harbour +

I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips Howth Harbour

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Howth Harbour
Address: Dublin
Category: Sports
I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips
13 June - Tuesday 19 September 2017
Venue: Howth Harbour
Long summer evenings provide outdoorsy types with ample opportunity to make the most of Dublin’s diverse landscapes. Whether you want to watch the sunset after a balmy evening hike or take the plunge into the sea for a daring dip, the longer days just mean there’s more time to really enjoy mother nature’s gifts.

I-Canoe’s evening sea trips are a perfect example. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings until September, you can cool off from a hot day in the city by cruising out to Howth in North Dublin and getting to grips with kayaking.

Instructor Conor Ryan is fully qualified and will be there to ensure your evening paddle goes smoothly. You will have the chance to learn kayaking techniques and perfect them over a few hours. You will build on any existing skills you have, and by the time your summer holiday rolls around, you’ll be able to show off to your friends and family.

This will be a fun way to test yourself on the open waters as you make the most of those sultry summer nights.

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Tunes in the Church

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Dublin Unitarian Church
Address: , 112 St Stephen's Green West
Category: Cultural
MUSIC + THEATRE
Tunes in the Church is a series of the most perfect little evenings of Irish traditional music and dance at the Dublin Unitarian Church.

Wander the church and listen to some of Ireland’s finest fiddlers, concertina players, pipers and tin whistlers fire up the session as a concert of reels and jigs is performed with passion.

You will be uniquely placed to chat to the musicians, singers and dancers, many of whom are bona fide champions, about their love of the craft and learn a little more about what life is like in the world of trad.

The organisers include Cormac Begley, himself a legendary performer, so you can expect to witness the cream of the crop on the altar at the Dublin Unitarian Church.
Fri July 28th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 29th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 30th20:00 - 22:00

August
Fri 4th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 5th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 6th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 11th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 12th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 13th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 18th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 19th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 20th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 25th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 26th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 27th20:00 - 22:00

Tickets
€15

http://tunesinthechurch.com/dublin-tunes-in-the-church.html

Womenâs Rugby World Cup 2017 +

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Dublin & Belfast
Category: Sports
In May 2015, the Irish Rugby Football Union was awarded the hosting of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. The event will take place from 9-26 August, 2017 at stadia in Dublin and Belfast.

The tournament comprises 12 teams in three pools of four with the pool winners plus the best runner-up progressing to the semi-finals.

Women’s Rugby World Cup is now regarded as a key event in the global sporting calendar that has grown from an invitational tournament to one with a robust qualification process, live broadcast, good attendances and an enthusiastic worldwide following.

See fixture list at https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

Riverdance +

Riverdance comes home to Dublin

Gaiety
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
Riverdance

comes home to Dublin
21st June – 3rd September 2017


“The original ….the best.”
The Irish Times



Tickets now on sale

Riverdance returns home to Dublin to the Gaiety Theatre from 21st June to 3rd September 2017.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com


- Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents
- Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!)
- Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people
- Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

See new footage from the Anniversary tour:
https://youtu.be/jizyqqdwjW4

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR Riverdance:

“As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!” - EDINBURGH NEWS

“Riverdance is the No. 1 dance show of the world.” - SHENZHEN DAILY

“A family evening unlike anything else!” - THE TIMES OF LONDON

“Riverdance is as much a phenomenon as a show.” - NEW YORK POST

“An Irish phenomenon.” - PARISCOPE

“A show of superlatives.” - NEUES DEUTSCHLAND

“Entertainment doesn’t come much better than this.” - THE IRISH EXAMINER

“One of the most entertaining shows you will ever see.” - THE EVENING HERALD

“Dance does not often get so good.” - THE GUARDIAN

“The phenomenon rolls on! There will always be a Riverdance!” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - THE WASHINGTON TIMES

“The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Triumphant! A perfect Gem.” - NEW YORK POST

For more details

Michelangelo +

Michelangelo: Life and Death, Light House Cinema

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Light House Cinema
Category: Film / Movie
Michelangelo: Life and Death
13 June - 27 August 2017
Venue: Light House Cinema
Michelangelo is currently the subject of an extensive new exhibition at the National Gallery in London, and this documentary has been made to coincide with the historical celebration of the infamous artist who was born nearly 550 years ago.

Famed for his pivotal role in the Renaissance, and famously patronised by the Florentine power family De Midici, Michelangelo was the Damien Hirst of his day, widely regarded and treated as a celebrity.

His canvas was sometimes a block of marble, and sometimes the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He lived a long and productive life, dying at the age of 88, having revolutionised arts and culture alongside contemporaries like Leonardo da Vinci.

Learn about what really makes a renaissance man as the Light House Cinema screens this masterpiece.

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Hidden Treasures of the +

Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

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The Rivals +

The Rivals Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners,

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Smock Alley
Address: Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
The Rivals

Love triangles abound, manners are thrown aside.
Smock Alley presents as its eighth in-house production, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners, The Rivals.
“How charming will poverty be with him!” Lydia Languish
The wealthy Lydia Languish, brought up on romance novels, is searching for a suitor and only a poor man will do, so it is no wonder she falls for the penniless Beverley. However her formidable aunt Mrs. Malaprop, through a series of hilarious blunders, raises serious objections to Lydia’s choice.
The whirlwind plot and wondrous wit of Sheridan’s play has delighted audiences for over 240 years. This historical play was first performed at The Theatre Royal at Smock Alley in the late 1700’s.
31 July – 2 Sep | 2:30pm + 7:30pm | Main Space
NO SHOWS ON MONDAYS
Directed by: Liam Halligan
Historical tours of Smock Alley Theatre one hour before every show included in ticket price!
Discounts available for groups of 8+. Call us on 01-6770014 for more information.
On selected evenings you can enjoy a specially designed seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine in our Banquet Hall AND see The Rivals for only €30!

For more details

The Olympia Theatre +

Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents Once

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: The Olympia Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents
Once
The Olympia Theatre
Friday 30 June to Saturday 26 August 2017
**Once Comes Home to Dublin**
For more see: Once website | Once Facebook | Once Twitter | #OnceinDublin
WINNER!
8 Tony Awards including Best Musical
Grammy Award - Best Musical Theatre Album
Oscar - Best Original Song, Falling Slowly
Due to phenomenal demand, the record-breaking stage show Once returns to the Olympia Theatre, Dublin for 8 weeks only from 30 June - 26 August.
Buy tickets here. And now you can buy special Once e-gift cards! You can even have them delivered whatever day you want. Buy them here
Tickets priced from €25 inclusive of booking fee and €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.

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Exhibition: Hidden Treasu +

Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

For more details

Tuesday 22 August, 2017 21 Events

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Date: through .
Time: 10:00 am - 6:45 pm
Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Address: CHQ, Dublin, D01 T6K4, Ireland
Price: EUR 0 - EUR 35
Category: Convention / Conference
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ building in Dublin's Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland's emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

EPIC is also home the Irish Family History Centre, a professional genealogy service that can help you piece together your Irish ancestry. The centre's dedicated staff can also help advise you on how to research other aspects on out family history. Through it's use of interactive displays they can teach you some of the secrets of Irish genealogy, and provide access to multiple historical archives and databases, and how to use them.

EPIC is open daily from 10:00am - 6:45pm (last entry 5pm). The Irish Family History Centre is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm each day.

Booking

Farmleigh House +

James Joyce In The Park An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House

Date: through .
Time: 10:15 am - 4:15 pm
Location: Farmleigh House
Address: Phoenix Park Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
James Joyce In The Park
An Exhibition of Rare Books in Farmleigh House
Books on display from the Benjamin Iveagh Collection, Farmleigh House courtesy of the Governors and Guardians of Marsh's Library

19th May- 1st September 2017

The Oak Room- Farmleigh House

James Joyce (1882-1941) is one of the most influential writers of his era. His works have been the subject of worldwide scholarly scrutiny particularly the iconic work, Ulysses (1922). Although he spent the majority of his adult life abroad, Joyce's works are meticulously rooted in the topography of Dublin and in the Phoenix Park area in particular. In Finnegans Wake, The Dead and The Painful Case, The Phoenix Park and Chapelizod are central locations, whilst Joyce makes numerous allusions to Phoenix Park in Ulysses. He explained he's preoccupation with Dublin when he said "For myself I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal".

This exhibition is free to attend and can be viewed as part of the guided tour of Farmleigh House. Free OPW guided tours run 7 days a week from 10.15am-4.15pm.

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

Date: through .
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro
Category: Comedy
Ireland A Survivor's Guide, The 5 star Tripadvisor-rated comedy sketch show returns to the International bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people, culture and customs. Sketches include: History of Ireland in 7 minutes, How to chat up and Irish person, An interactive guide to hurling and many more. Fast,physical comedy suitable for all ages and all levels of English. Great lunchtime comedy theatre. Lunch deal available.

www.irelandasurvivorsguide.ie

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Ireland:A Survivor's Guide

Date: through .
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: International Bar
Address: Wicklow Street
Price: 10 euro / 8 euro online
Category: Theatre / Dance
5 Star Trip Adviser-rated Comedy sketch show returns to the International Bar. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people culture and customs using physical comedy ,crazy props and audience interaction.

Booking

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Outlying Islands by David Greig

Date: through .
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Samuel Beckett Theatre
Address: Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, College Green
Price: 12/17/20
Category: Theatre / Dance
Award-winning Sugarglass Theatre returns to Dublin and the Samuel Beckett Theatre with its New York City-premiere production of David Greig’s critically lauded play, Outlying Islands.

Dates: 12 Aug - 2 Sep. No shows on Sundays
Previews: 10 -11 Aug, 7.30pm
Time: 7.30pm, Duration: 2 h
Matinee: 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 2.30pm

Summer, 1939. With the world on the brink of war, two young naturalists leave Cambridge and venture to a remote Scottish island to conduct a study for the Ministry of Defence. Arriving on the island with its sole inhabitants, the elderly owner and his 19-year-old niece, the scientists soon discover they have been duped and things are not what they seem. Very soon they are drawn into a primaeval world of emotional discovery, sexual passion and murder in a race against time to save the island.

Based on true events, David Greig’s poetic, intense and gripping Outlying Islands is a tale of breath-taking beauty and poignancy packed with moments of pure comedy and mystery.

Comic, touching, powerfully erotic
- The Telegraph

A beautiful play, richly laden with moving symbolism - British Theatre Guide

AGE Guidance: over 16
Contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

Praise for Sugarglass Theatre

Dizzyingly ambitious... Wonderfully inventive and richly immersive... Heavenly... A theatrical company to watch
- The Irish Times

Palpable Magic
- Exeunt Magazine

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bic +

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Address: Dun Laoghaire
Category: Festival
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary
01 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Dún Laoghaire
Dún Laoghaire Harbour has been a place where relatives have waved off ships of emigrants, and where cruises have stopped off, heaving with eager tourists.

It has long has been a place of industry, tourism, and as its uses have changed, it has undergone facelifts, from rudimentary harbour to a modern hive of activity.

This festival will celebrate two hundred years of Dún Laoghaire harbour with history talks, contemporary art exhibitions, and even a live recording of the RTÉ Sunday Miscellany boasting stories, songs, and spoken word.

A highlight is sure to be the Dún Laoghaire Historical Society Exhibition as it explores the lives of the seaside townspeople and how they lived.

Children can enjoy workshops, and everyone is welcome to feast at the International Harbour Food Festival. Watch sailing boats bob on the horizon or perhaps tour the harbour with a knowledgable guide... whether it's music, history or sport you're into, you'll find something to love at the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary.

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Vegan Dublin Food Tours +

Vegan Dublin Food Tours

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Exchequer Street
Address: Dublin
Category: Food Special
Vegan Dublin Food Tours
0 May - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Venue: Exchequer Street
The plant-based diet is one that’s really taking off as people become more conscious of their health, the environment and animal welfare. Whether you’re a full or part-time herbivore, enjoy this tour of some of Dublin’s most delicious vegan-friendly spots during the Vegan Dublin Food Tours.

This three hour jaunt will involve six pitstops at hip vegan-friendly joints where you’ll enjoy a smorgasbord of dishes including dessert, tea or coffee, while also stopping at a few interesting sites as you weave around the city with your fellow fruit and veggie-loving tour attendees.

Essentially, this will be a guide to exactly where those looking for a plant-based meal should be focusing their search - you’ll see the most innovative spots in the city as you walk up an appetite (1.8km, no less).

If you’re looking to eat your way around Dublin, stay hungry for this very special tour.

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Vivienne Dick - 93% Stard +

Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: IMMA
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Vivienne Dick - 93% Stardust
16 June - Sunday 15 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
Vivienne Dick is an Irish artist who is synonymous with New York’s alternative art scene.

Since the 70s, Vivienne has made work marked by pop culture, feminism and politics; urgent and forceful, she has used video art and documentary to express herself.

Vivienne is considered one of the leading figures in the punk, avant garde/No Wave film-making movement and is widely considered now to be one of Ireland’s most important film-makers ever.

This exhibition will run concurrently with Nan Goldin’s, as they have been friends since the early days in New York and have even appeared in each other’s work. Independently, their work is awing, but in the same gallery? You will be stunned by the scope and power expressed by these trailblazing grand dames of punk art.

Admission Free

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The Addams Family +

The Addams Family, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
The Addams Family

15 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood!
Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK & Ireland premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?
Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!

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Explore Dublinâs Phoenix Park +

Explore Dublin’s Phoenix Park

Date:
Time: Times Vary
Location: Phoenix Park
Address: Dublin
Category: Cultural
Explore Dublin’s Phoenix Park

Tuesday 22 August 2017
Venue: Phoenix Park
Explore Dublin’s Phoenix Park on an exciting orienteering course suitable for beginners and active participants. The first course begins at the Papal Cross and the final one at the Furry Glen so there’s no excuse to miss out on this fun evening.

Armed with special maps to help you find a series of points around the park, the electronic chip timing system will allow for instant results to keep you on your toes throughout. You can start at anytime between 6pm and 7pm with the course closing at 8pm.

For a perfect evening spent enjoying one of our many heritage sites, don’t miss Explore Dublin’s Phoenix Park this National Heritage Week, 2017.

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Dalkey Castle +

Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey

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Time: Times Vary
Location: Dalkey Castle
Address: Dublin
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk in Dalkey
01 June - Friday 29 September 2017
Venue: Dalkey Castle
Beginning at Dalkey Castle, wander through the places and spaces which were special to renowned author Maeve Binchy and many other Irish writers.

Listen to anecdotes about the writers themselves and hear readings from their most famous works.

As you hear extracts of Binchy’s writings in The Maeve Binchy Garden, you’ll quickly discover what it was about her hometown of Dalkey, which had shaped Maeve as a person and inspired her as an artist.

Featuring stops at Finnegan’s where Maeve used to frequent for lunch, to the special public mosaic created in her honour, The Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers’ Walk is an afternoon well spent for lovers of Irish literature

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Freud Project, +

Freud Project, IMMA

Irish Museum of Modern Art
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: IMMA
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Freud Project
21 - 21 October 2017
Venue: IMMA
50 works by Lucian Freud come to IMMA and are presented in a dedicated Freud centre in the stunning Garden Galleries. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest realist painters, Freud is renowned for his stunning portrayal of the human form.

Staff at IMMA are delighted to have secured this important long term loan which features the artist’s finest paintings as well as his personal etchings offering visitors the perfect insight into Lucian Freud interests and enduring artistic practice

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Howth Harbour +

I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips Howth Harbour

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Howth Harbour
Address: Dublin
Category: Sports
I-Canoe Evening Sea Trips
13 June - Tuesday 19 September 2017
Venue: Howth Harbour
Long summer evenings provide outdoorsy types with ample opportunity to make the most of Dublin’s diverse landscapes. Whether you want to watch the sunset after a balmy evening hike or take the plunge into the sea for a daring dip, the longer days just mean there’s more time to really enjoy mother nature’s gifts.

I-Canoe’s evening sea trips are a perfect example. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings until September, you can cool off from a hot day in the city by cruising out to Howth in North Dublin and getting to grips with kayaking.

Instructor Conor Ryan is fully qualified and will be there to ensure your evening paddle goes smoothly. You will have the chance to learn kayaking techniques and perfect them over a few hours. You will build on any existing skills you have, and by the time your summer holiday rolls around, you’ll be able to show off to your friends and family.

This will be a fun way to test yourself on the open waters as you make the most of those sultry summer nights.

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Tunes in the Church

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Dublin Unitarian Church
Address: , 112 St Stephen's Green West
Category: Cultural
MUSIC + THEATRE
Tunes in the Church is a series of the most perfect little evenings of Irish traditional music and dance at the Dublin Unitarian Church.

Wander the church and listen to some of Ireland’s finest fiddlers, concertina players, pipers and tin whistlers fire up the session as a concert of reels and jigs is performed with passion.

You will be uniquely placed to chat to the musicians, singers and dancers, many of whom are bona fide champions, about their love of the craft and learn a little more about what life is like in the world of trad.

The organisers include Cormac Begley, himself a legendary performer, so you can expect to witness the cream of the crop on the altar at the Dublin Unitarian Church.
Fri July 28th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 29th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 30th20:00 - 22:00

August
Fri 4th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 5th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 6th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 11th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 12th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 13th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 18th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 19th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 20th20:00 - 22:00
Fri 25th20:00 - 22:00
Sat 26th20:00 - 22:00
Sun 27th20:00 - 22:00

Tickets
€15

http://tunesinthechurch.com/dublin-tunes-in-the-church.html

Womenâs Rugby World Cup 2017 +

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Dublin & Belfast
Category: Sports
In May 2015, the Irish Rugby Football Union was awarded the hosting of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. The event will take place from 9-26 August, 2017 at stadia in Dublin and Belfast.

The tournament comprises 12 teams in three pools of four with the pool winners plus the best runner-up progressing to the semi-finals.

Women’s Rugby World Cup is now regarded as a key event in the global sporting calendar that has grown from an invitational tournament to one with a robust qualification process, live broadcast, good attendances and an enthusiastic worldwide following.

See fixture list at https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

https://www.rwcwomens.com/fixtures

Riverdance +

Riverdance comes home to Dublin

Gaiety
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
Riverdance

comes home to Dublin
21st June – 3rd September 2017


“The original ….the best.”
The Irish Times



Tickets now on sale

Riverdance returns home to Dublin to the Gaiety Theatre from 21st June to 3rd September 2017.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com


- Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents
- Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!)
- Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people
- Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

See new footage from the Anniversary tour:
https://youtu.be/jizyqqdwjW4

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR Riverdance:

“As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!” - EDINBURGH NEWS

“Riverdance is the No. 1 dance show of the world.” - SHENZHEN DAILY

“A family evening unlike anything else!” - THE TIMES OF LONDON

“Riverdance is as much a phenomenon as a show.” - NEW YORK POST

“An Irish phenomenon.” - PARISCOPE

“A show of superlatives.” - NEUES DEUTSCHLAND

“Entertainment doesn’t come much better than this.” - THE IRISH EXAMINER

“One of the most entertaining shows you will ever see.” - THE EVENING HERALD

“Dance does not often get so good.” - THE GUARDIAN

“The phenomenon rolls on! There will always be a Riverdance!” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - THE WASHINGTON TIMES

“The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Triumphant! A perfect Gem.” - NEW YORK POST

For more details

Michelangelo +

Michelangelo: Life and Death, Light House Cinema

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Light House Cinema
Category: Film / Movie
Michelangelo: Life and Death
13 June - 27 August 2017
Venue: Light House Cinema
Michelangelo is currently the subject of an extensive new exhibition at the National Gallery in London, and this documentary has been made to coincide with the historical celebration of the infamous artist who was born nearly 550 years ago.

Famed for his pivotal role in the Renaissance, and famously patronised by the Florentine power family De Midici, Michelangelo was the Damien Hirst of his day, widely regarded and treated as a celebrity.

His canvas was sometimes a block of marble, and sometimes the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He lived a long and productive life, dying at the age of 88, having revolutionised arts and culture alongside contemporaries like Leonardo da Vinci.

Learn about what really makes a renaissance man as the Light House Cinema screens this masterpiece.

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Hidden Treasures of the +

Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

For more details

The Rivals +

The Rivals Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners,

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: Smock Alley
Address: Dublin
Category: Theatre / Dance
The Rivals

Love triangles abound, manners are thrown aside.
Smock Alley presents as its eighth in-house production, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners, The Rivals.
“How charming will poverty be with him!” Lydia Languish
The wealthy Lydia Languish, brought up on romance novels, is searching for a suitor and only a poor man will do, so it is no wonder she falls for the penniless Beverley. However her formidable aunt Mrs. Malaprop, through a series of hilarious blunders, raises serious objections to Lydia’s choice.
The whirlwind plot and wondrous wit of Sheridan’s play has delighted audiences for over 240 years. This historical play was first performed at The Theatre Royal at Smock Alley in the late 1700’s.
31 July – 2 Sep | 2:30pm + 7:30pm | Main Space
NO SHOWS ON MONDAYS
Directed by: Liam Halligan
Historical tours of Smock Alley Theatre one hour before every show included in ticket price!
Discounts available for groups of 8+. Call us on 01-6770014 for more information.
On selected evenings you can enjoy a specially designed seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine in our Banquet Hall AND see The Rivals for only €30!

For more details

The Olympia Theatre +

Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents Once

Date: through .
Time: Times Vary
Location: The Olympia Theatre
Address: Dublin
Category: Entertainment
Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents
Once
The Olympia Theatre
Friday 30 June to Saturday 26 August 2017
**Once Comes Home to Dublin**
For more see: Once website | Once Facebook | Once Twitter | #OnceinDublin
WINNER!
8 Tony Awards including Best Musical
Grammy Award - Best Musical Theatre Album
Oscar - Best Original Song, Falling Slowly
Due to phenomenal demand, the record-breaking stage show Once returns to the Olympia Theatre, Dublin for 8 weeks only from 30 June - 26 August.
Buy tickets here. And now you can buy special Once e-gift cards! You can even have them delivered whatever day you want. Buy them here
Tickets priced from €25 inclusive of booking fee and €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.

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Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection

National Botanic Gardens
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Location: National Botanic Gardens
Address: Glasnevin, , DUB, 9
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the Museum Collection
Wednesday 5th July - 27th August
The National Botanic Gardens holds a remarkable museum collection of plant products and plant-derived artefacts. This collection was established in 1853 by David Moore, Curator of the Gardens from 1838-1879, with support from the Royal Dublin Society. The collection was originally housed in a prefabricated iron house, and later in the Natural History Museum, before being returned to the Gardens in 1970. These donations, along with many individual acquisitions from all over the world, have created a rich and diverse collection of almost 6,000 artefacts and plant specimens. Rarely on public display, these objects are stored in the National Herbarium. A selection of this unusual collection will be on display during the summer months.
Daily in the Gallery Space of the Visitor Centre

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