This concert will explore the theme of oneness through the traditional music of Ireland and sufi music. The concert will present poetry, music and artwork which explore how the concept of spiritual oneness is expressed in a myriad of ways and crosses boundaries of space […]
DCNYF is a programme of the City Arts Office, part of the Culture, Community & Recreation Department of Dublin City Council (Chief Executive Owen P. Keegan, Assistant Chief Executive Richard Shakespeare). The work of the Arts Office is made possible by the support of the […]
CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE
Come and join us this festive season to experience the magic of Dublin Castle at Christmas.
Set in the heart of the nation’s capital, Christmas at the Castle will have something for everyone, with a boutique open air Christmas Market, evening carol singing, a Neapolitan crib and complimentary evening access to the traditionally decorated State apartments among some of the festive offerings.
The historic courtyard of Dublin Castle will be filled with over 30 traditional alpine market stalls featuring an array of decorative crafts and inspiring gift ideas. Come and indulge in traditional fare sold by artisan producers and soak up the festive atmosphere with evening carol singing.
There will be a vintage carousel on site for children and at weekends a horse and carriage rides around the Castle grounds and gardens.
With over 1,000 years of history in Dublin Castle and plenty of festive food, crafts, music and entertainment – there will be something for everyone to enjoy this festive season
Boutique Open – Air Christmas Market
Festive food and drink
Artisan craft stalls
Complimentary evening access to the State Apartments
Meet characters from the Nutcracker
Carriage Rides (weekends)
Special events programme
This December, Guinness Winterfest comes to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. About this Event This is no ordinary Christmas festival, at Guinness Winterfest guests can also expect a music and entertainment line-up full to the brim with Christmas feels, programmed by music promoter and Dublin […]
We should never underestimate the vast importance of the role that food and drink play in the culture of a nation. When people are displaced and arrive in a foreign land, they bring with them traditions and rituals that are bred in the bone and vital to their sense of who they are and where they come from. Religion, language, music, dance, sports, literature – all of these are at the heart of a national culture. And the whole culture surrounding food and drink can be a daily reminder of the old country and the old ways.
In this talk, Margaret Hickey, bestselling author of Ireland’s Green Larder, will look at the way that the Irish brought with them attitudes to food and drink that they shared with their newfound neighbours. As the Irish became accustomed to new foods and new ways of preparing and eating food, so, too, they exerted an influence, introducing their own ways of dealing with, often, the same ingredients but in a different way. A symbiotic relationship grew up wherever the Irish settled. They learned from the customs of their new land, and they taught what had been passed down over the centuries in their native land.
During the event you will hear Margaret speak about:
- Bread making and baking in general
- The Irish methods of distilling and how they were taken up overseas
- The many manifestations and permutations on cooking with oatmeal. Irish stew and its evolution.
- The rituals attendant on food preparation and cooking
The talk will also be accompanied by a live traditional music performance by one of Ireland’s most accomplished fiddlers.
The development and progression of the conference (formerly Hard Working Class Heroes) has earned Ireland Music Week both local and international stature for being a must-attend event for anyone working in music in Europe. It is one of the largest gathering of music industry professionals […]
The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and […]
We bring world-class theatre to Dublin, support artists in creating outstanding work and provide a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world.
At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stories – and a commitment to contributing to the vibrant social and cultural life of our capital. Our mission is to present a programme of exceptional theatrical experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities and visitors that make up our city.
We have a rich history, with much to celebrate, but we are most excited about is what is yet to come. In the future, we want to see more people participating in culture and more artists creating bold new work that challenges and inspires.
Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 will take place from 26 September – 13 October.
The festival programme incorporates theatre, music, dance and family events, as well as artist talks, public discussions and artist development programmes, with performances taking place in venues and locations across the city and the greater Dublin area.
Present Excellent Irish and International Theatre
We present a wide range of theatre in venues large and small, classic drama by celebrated artists and companies, alongside work by exciting, emerging theatre-makers from home and abroad.
Theatre for Children
Dublin Theatre Festival and The Ark, a cultural centre for children, collaborate to present a programme of fresh and engaging shows created for children that adults will also delight in.
Festival+ is a series of free events, open to the public, comprising interviews with artists and creatives that enrich festivity and public’s experience of the festival.
Dublin Theatre Festival is committed to the development and support of artists and their work. Through artist development programmes, presenting in development works and engaging with international networks, the festival supports both Irish and international projects aimed at inspiring, cultivating and celebrating emerging and established artists.
Féile Nasc is Dublin’s new Summer outdoor folk and traditional music festival. It will take place in Marlay Park on Saturday, 25th of May 2019. Nasc will be Dublin’s only outdoor folk festival and will run from 2pm until 10pm.
The park itself will provide the magical backdrop for a full day of amazing music and fun! The festival will take place in the area directly in front of Marlay House (VIP area for Longitude).