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First Fortnight European Mental Health Art and Culture Festival

Nationwide

First Fortnight: European mental health arts and cultural festival comes to Ireland for the first time with the aim of challenging mental health stigma. A first for Ireland, audiences will enjoy mental health-related music, theatre, film and spoken word from 16 nations (Ireland, Hungary, Scotland, England, Wales, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Romania, Greece, Italy and Lithuania), as Europe aims to start 2019 by challenging mental health stigma and using arts events to create open discussion and understanding of mental health problems. First Fortnight is a men

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Real estate investment firm opens Dublin office with €1bn to spend on housing

Round Hill Capital has opened a new office in Dublin, having appointed John Vaudin as its managing director for Ireland. The real estate investment, development and asset management firm has over €1bn in capital to deploy into the build-to-rent and purpose-built student accommodation sectors in Ireland, according to a statement from the company. Mr Vaudin will lead the expansion of Round Hill Capital's business in Ireland, with responsibility for spearheading the group's investment, development and operational strategy, helping to deliver on its ambitions across Ireland. "I'm excited about joining the Round Hill Capital team and helping to bring their extensive international experience to bear in the Irish student accommodation and residential sectors," Mr Vaudin said. "We have ambitious plans and over €1bn of capital to deploy in Ireland and setting up a locally staffed office is a sign of our intention to invest for the long-term." Mr Vaudin joins Round Hill after over 12 years with WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors, Dublin, where he was a director and shareholder, responsible for investment, development and asset management advisory services to international and domestic investors, government agencies and educational and religious institutions. He has previously worked for Thames Water Property, BAA Lynton and Pillar Property in the UK and Treasury Holdings and Harcourt Developments Ireland. Round Hill is currently funding a pipeline of over 7,000 student accommodation beds across the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe, while the group is aiming to secure 20,000 student beds in these markets by 2020. Meanwhile Round Hill currently has 333,875 sq m of residential and commercial projects under construction across Europe. Since its inception in 2002, Round Hill has invested more than €6.5bn of capital in European real estate assets.

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Opera in the Open

Wood Quay Amphitheatre

Opera in the Open is an initiative of Dublin City Council that presents live performances of operatic work in the open air in Dublin City Centre This much loved annual opera season takes place for the first 4 Thursdays of the month of August at the Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Don Giovanni (Mozart) - 1pm August 2nd Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni - Simon Morgan Leporello - Rory Dunne Donna Anna - Sylvia O’Brien Donna Elvira - Sandra Oman Don Ottavio - Declan Kelly Zerlina - Maria McGrann Masetto - Peer Manning Comendatore - Director: Eoin Cannon

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World Para Swimming European Championships 2018

National Aquatic Centre

The Para Swimming Allianz European Championships Dublin 2018 are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for paralympic swimmers, the swimming community and the whole country of Ireland. Be there to experience the competition, the excitement and the success. Morning Adult Ticket: €5.00 Morning Child Ticket: €3.00 Morning Family Ticket: €10.00 (2 adults, 2 children) Morning Group: €25.00 (2 adults, 8 children) Evening Adult Ticket: €10.00 Evening Child Ticket: €3.00 Evening Family Ticket: €20.00 (2 adults, 2 children)

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Wicked

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Acclaimed as “a joyous spectacle that captures the imagination” (Irish Independent) and “a magical mystery tour through the fantasyland of Oz” (London Evening Standard), WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students and their extraordinary adventures in Oz, which will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters originally created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The

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A Skull in Connemara

The Olympia Theatre

Decadent Theatre Company and The Olympia Theatre - A Skull in Connemara Written by acclaimed writer and director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin Mc Donagh and Starring Pat Shortt. Decadent Theatre Company and the Olympia Theatre proudly present a new production of Martin McDonagh's very funny black comedy, A Skull in Connemara. Starring Pat Shortt in the lead role as local gravedigger Mick Dowd, A Skull in Connemara will run at The Olympia Theatre from 14th August for 3 weeks only. This production is directed by Andrew Flynn.

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The Shaughraun

Smock Alley Theatre

Robert Ffolliott, fiancee of Arte O’Neil, has returned to Ireland after escaping from prison in Australia. Robert, an innocent local gentleman, has been convicted as a Fenian fugitive but it soon becomes clear that he is no such thing. The villain Kinchela, Robert’s fake friend, tries to hunt Robert down and arrest him – his main motive being greed for Robert’s estate & his desire for Arte, Robert’s fiancee. With the help of Conn the Shaughraun Robert escapes various melodramatic cliffhanger situations. Meanwhile, Robert’s sister, Claire, is in love with an English soldier, Ca

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Jimmy’s Hall

Abbey Theatre

Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village

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