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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

Bealtaine Festival

Nationwide

Welcome to Age & Opportunity's Bealtaine Festival - Ireland's national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Established in 1995, Bealtaine is Ireland's largest co-operative festival and the world's first national celebration of creativity in older age, having inspired a number of international festivals such as Luminate in Scotland, Gwanwyn in Wales and others. The Bealtaine Festival takes place each May. The ancient festival of Bealtaine or Beltane (held on May 1), marked the midway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice and heralded the start of Summer. The w

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PhotoIreland Festival

Various Locations

PhotoIreland’s international festival is focused around photography and image culture. Explore work of esteemed photographers, as well as that of young and local initiatives in Ireland, presented to you in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. Run by PhotoIreland Foundation, this year the festival presents the works of two photographers working around women’s rights, at a time when Ireland will vote in a referendum about issues concerning access to legal abortion. Launching the festival on 3rd May, Laia Abril’s comprehensive work On Abortion, looks at the history and repercussions for wome

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VHI Women's Mini Marathon

Dublin

The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women's event of its kind in the world. In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering and the event reached a record attendance in 2014 with over 41,000 women taking part. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more interest in their own health and fitness. A staggering 1 million women have entered the event over its 35 years. Hundreds of charities are also big winners. In 2017, it is estimated that €9.3m was raised on the day for chariti

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GradIreland Summer Fair

RDS

The gradireland Summer Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to meet employers and course providers’ to discuss their options. Visit our CV clinic to avail of the opportunity of a professional review of your CV. In addition, we will be running seminars throughout the day and our jobs wall will showcase ‘live’ job opportunities & internships.

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Product Camp Dublin

DIT Aungier Street

In the spirit of BarCamp, Product Camp Dublin is a collaborative, user organised unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing topics. At Product Camp Dublin there are no “attendees,” since everyone participates in some manner: This means you get to present, lead a roundtable discussion, share your experiences, help with logistics, help secure sponsorship, or volunteer. Product Camp Dublin is a great opportunity for you to learn from, teach to, and network with professionals involved in the Product Management, Marketing and Development processes!

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Bloomsday Festival

Various Locations

Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning. Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different

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Taste of Dublin

Iveagh Gardens

Taste of Dublin will return to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from 14 – 17 June 2018. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants each fashioned together exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival. This year’s theme, Food Lovers Playground, will bring a playful and vibrant twist to the event in June, brought to life through the vast array of restaurants, producers, bars, and exhibitors. Those in attendance have the chance to mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies. You will

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Irish International A Cappella Festival

Various Locations

The Irish International A Cappella Festival returns for the second year taking place across various venues in Dublin city between the 22-24 June 2018. The biggest singing event of the summer, IIACF showcases the best a cappella that Ireland has to offer! Programme Friday June 22nd // ARDÚ VOCAL ENSEMBLE Festival hosts Ardú will launch the festival at the Sugar Club, Dublin with a brand new show, launching their first full album in two years on the same night! The concert will also feature the debut performance of Ardú A Cappella Chorus, a brand new initiative of young a cappella singers f

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The Snapper

Gate Theatre

The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born… Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult. This production contains adult themes and strong language. Parental discretion is advised.

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The Start Summit

Dublin Castle

The Start Summit's aim is to inspire early stage entrepreneurs and accelerate their business journey. Over the course of the day, attendees can expect to be inspired through keynotes and panel discussions from some of Ireland's most successful business-people. They'll learn through workshops focusing on delivering best-in-class advice for starting and growing their business. They'll also be supported through one to one advice from our 20 exhibiting experts across an array of services, such as accounting, taxation, marketing, sales, PR and more. Attendees will leave with a fresh perspective o

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Women's Voices: Then and Now – A Creative Celebration of Women's Stories from 1916-1923

Pearse Museum

Women's Voices Then and Now – Celebrating Women's Stories from 1916 to 1923 – featuring Constance and Her Friends and Grace and Joe by Mary Moynihan, presented by Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company. In Constance and Her Friends, by Mary Moynihan, Constance Markievicz and her friends, Helena Moloney, Margaret Skinnider and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, reflect on memories of the 1916 Rising, the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, their time in prison, and the suffrage movement. Grace and Joe sees Grace Evelyn Gifford tell the story of her time with Joseph Mary Plunkett, one of the le

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The Magic Flute

Gaiety Theatre

The Magic Flute, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Irish National Opera with the Irish Chamber Orchestra under Peter Whelan. Mozart's enchanting final opera. His most popular stage work. A timeless moral tale in a world of clashing cultures. "In The Magic Flute he [Mozart] miraculously combines a new simplicity with great seriousness and comedy" — Viking Opera Guide.

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Electrolyte

Axis

Electrolyte is a multi-award winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from 'blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness', this 'unstoppable' production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling. Follow Jessie through gigs, parties, city streets and warehouses, as she journeys from Leeds to London, on a quest to find her mother. Winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award, The Stepladder Award, The LET Award, The Voic

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International Literature Festival Dublin

Various

International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland's premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as 'boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent' and 'the country's most successful and easily the best annual literary event', ILF Dublin's line-up is sure to impress. Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrates the very best of Irish and international talent. With readings, discussions, debates,workshop

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The Glass Menagerie

Gate Theatre

American Classic Drama. A family struggles to survive. | When do bonds bind too tight? | And dreams become delusions? Booking Information Previews: from April 25th Opening Night: May 1st Matinees: Sat, 2.30pm Evenings: Tue - Sat, 7.30pm

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The King and I

BGE Theatre

The King and I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – adored by the public and critics alike – with one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers and a full-scale orchestra. Hailed as “The Theatrical Event Of 2018”, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical is coming to Dublin direct from its record-breaking sold-out season at The London Palladium. ‘Breathtaking. Remarkable. Exquisite.

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The Irish Potato Famine

Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Floor 2.

The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word 'Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the 'Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. Some historians prefer to use the name 'Great Hunger' to describe this period of ma

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VHI Women's Mini Marathon

Dublin

The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women's event of its kind in the world. In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering and the event reached a record attendance in 2014 with over 41,000 women taking part. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more interest in their own health and fitness. A staggering 1 million women have entered the event over its 35 years. Hundreds of charities are also big winners. In 2017, it is estimated that €9.3m was raised on the day for chariti

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GradIreland Summer Fair

RDS

The gradireland Summer Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to meet employers and course providers’ to discuss their options. Visit our CV clinic to avail of the opportunity of a professional review of your CV. In addition, we will be running seminars throughout the day and our jobs wall will showcase ‘live’ job opportunities & internships.

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Bloomsday Festival

Various Locations

Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning. Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different

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Taste of Dublin

Iveagh Gardens

Taste of Dublin will return to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from 14 – 17 June 2018. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants each fashioned together exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival. This year’s theme, Food Lovers Playground, will bring a playful and vibrant twist to the event in June, brought to life through the vast array of restaurants, producers, bars, and exhibitors. Those in attendance have the chance to mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies. You will

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Product Camp Dublin

DIT Aungier Street

In the spirit of BarCamp, Product Camp Dublin is a collaborative, user organised unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing topics. At Product Camp Dublin there are no “attendees,” since everyone participates in some manner: This means you get to present, lead a roundtable discussion, share your experiences, help with logistics, help secure sponsorship, or volunteer. Product Camp Dublin is a great opportunity for you to learn from, teach to, and network with professionals involved in the Product Management, Marketing and Development processes!

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The Snapper

Gate Theatre

The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born… Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult. This production contains adult themes and strong language. Parental discretion is advised.

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Irish International A Cappella Festival

Various Locations

The Irish International A Cappella Festival returns for the second year taking place across various venues in Dublin city between the 22-24 June 2018. The biggest singing event of the summer, IIACF showcases the best a cappella that Ireland has to offer! Programme Friday June 22nd // ARDÚ VOCAL ENSEMBLE Festival hosts Ardú will launch the festival at the Sugar Club, Dublin with a brand new show, launching their first full album in two years on the same night! The concert will also feature the debut performance of Ardú A Cappella Chorus, a brand new initiative of young a cappella singers f

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The Start Summit

Dublin Castle

The Start Summit's aim is to inspire early stage entrepreneurs and accelerate their business journey. Over the course of the day, attendees can expect to be inspired through keynotes and panel discussions from some of Ireland's most successful business-people. They'll learn through workshops focusing on delivering best-in-class advice for starting and growing their business. They'll also be supported through one to one advice from our 20 exhibiting experts across an array of services, such as accounting, taxation, marketing, sales, PR and more. Attendees will leave with a fresh perspective o

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Spice Girls

Croke Park

Spice Girls kick off their 2019 Spice World Stadium Tour in Dublin! 21 years since their last Irish show - they are the first girl-group to headline Croke Park. Colours of the world... every boy and every girl... people of the world... AHHHH! The era defining, history making, best-selling female group of all time are bringing girl power back in full force as they reunite on stage for the first time since the London 2012 Olympics, proving you never give up on the good times. Here's the story from A-Z... After their iconic 1996 debut single Wannabe topped the charts in 37 countries, Spice Girls

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Global Women in Tech Hackathon

The Digital Hub

The Girls in Tech Hacking for Humanity is a hack for good, working with local NGOs/Charities so that attendees can solve pressing and relevant business challenges that will make a difference in their community. Who will be there? Developers, designers, business backgrounds (HR, Marketing, Sales, Consulting, etc), scientists, students, product developers, entrepreneurs, intraperneurs, educators and the likes. Do you need any technical skills? NO. Hackathons are a chance for everyone with any background to contribute. You don't need any technical skills to contribute. Come see for yourself. What

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The Classic Beatles – Abbey Road at 50

Pavilion Theatre

The Classic Beatles - Abbey Road at 50. Stars of the multi-award winning Get Back show, The Classic Beatles, are set to go on the road in 2019 to celebrate the iconic Abbey Road album as it reaches the 50th anniversary of its release. The only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin. The band will play the album in its entirety, featuring memorable songs including Come Together, Something, Golden Slumber and Here comes the sun. This is a show not to be missed by any Beatles fan, so come together and join us for what promises to be a memorable fab four experience.

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Féile Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival

Marlay Park

Féile Nasc will take place in Marlay Park on Saturday, 25th of May 2019. The festival will showcase some of the best Folk and Traditional Music acts in an awesome setting! Féile Nasc will give a platform to Irish folk and traditional music in Dublin. Those in attendance will celebrate together the special role played by our music in creating a bond between the people of Ireland and beyond. There will be a special emphasis on showcasing local musicians as well as more well-known national artists. Féile Nasc will be run on an eco-friendly basis with all vendors committing to the use of compos

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The Dublin May Choral Concert

St Patrick's Cathedral

Carmichael presents, The Dublin May Choral Concert 2019. Will Todd: Mass in Blue - An upbeat jazz setting of the Latin mass and Pater Noster by Igor Stravinsky Featuring: Goethe Choir Conductor John Dexter Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Choir Choristers Conductor Steward Nicholson Soprano: Hilary Cronin Saxophone: Patrice Brun And the Will Todd Trio

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Amélie The Musical

Gaiety Theatre

The stunning Broadway Musical, Amélie, based on the French film, has its Irish première this May. Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she'll have to risk everything and say what's in her heart. Amélie is a new musical based on the much loved five-time Oscar®-nominated film, and an 'enchanting act of theatrical reinvention

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Forbidden Fruit Festival

IMMA

Dublin city centre's multi-stage music and arts festival, Forbidden Fruit, is set to return for its 9th instalment on the Bank Holiday weekend, June 1st - 3rd, 2019. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes. The spectacular grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) will once again play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which has become firmly fixed in the gig-goers calendar as the grand-opening to the festival season, and the official start of the summer. Set across 6 stages offering a wide selection of different styles

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Finbar Furey

Vicar Street

Finbar Furey, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller and actor, has announced his return to Dublin's Vicar St. The Irish folk legend, who has left his mark on the music of Ireland for more than four decades as the lead singer and uilleann pipes player for the Fureys, has always been at the forefront of musical change. He has worked with Martin Scorsese, was lauded by John Peel, featured on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, performed with The Clancy Brothers and many other luminaries, and has always been at the forefront of musical change. After thirty years touring the wo

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The Girl on the Train

BGE Theatre

The Girl on the Train, Rachel Watson, longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play w

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Turn Of The Screw

Gaiety Theatre

1840. A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly's troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself up to The Others. Years later, confronted by the past she is compelled to account for what actually happened to her and the innocents under her protection. This new adaptation of Henry James' iconic tale, which was the original inspiration for Susan Hill's The Woman in B

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Biz Expo 2019

Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre

Biz Expo is Ireland’s largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event dedicated to small business owners and business professionals. The event has been held in Dublin since 2011. Biz Expo brings together thousands of business and decision-makers to network and shop for products and suppliers throughout Ireland. In additional to our large exhibitor hall, there is a host of networking opportunities including: business-critical workshops, networking, business card exchange and main stage presentations. Admission is free to business owners and professionals. Biz Expo 2019 will take place

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Phelim Drew & Band

Axis

Phelim Drew, son of Ronnie Drew renowned member of iconic Irish band The Dubliners, brings his fabulous music show to Axis. Phelim and his band will bring you on an intimate musical journey through songs, music and great stories. Songs of The Dubliners and songs that were very close to Ronnie’s heart will make up part of the performance. Phelim shares his memories of growing up in a home surrounded by music and will put his own twist on the collection made famous by one of Ireland’s most beloved raconteurs.

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2019 Union Cup Dublin

DCU

Union Cup is Europe's biggest LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament. The two-day festival of rugby will be held this June 7th-9th, at Dublin's DCU with an expected 45 teams from 15 countries to participate, making it the biggest Union Cup to date. Union Cup Dublin will host a dedicated women's tournament for the first time, with teams competing for the Union Cup Women's Cup. As an inclusive tournament, both IGR and non IGR teams and players are welcomed to this inaugural tournament. Union Cup is a biennial LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament. The aim is to make sporting accessible for LGBT individuals

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Bon Jovi – This House is not For Sale Tour

RDS

Bon Jovi This House is not For Sale Tour. Special guests - Manic Street Preachers. After thousands of sold out shows, it's clear - Bon Jovi = One Wild Night. One of the planet's biggest rock bands return to Ireland. A huge year of 80 shows and counting has also seen them inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Their This House Is Not For Sale European Tour is set to be another blockbuster. Bon Jovi will play the RDS Stadium, something of a spiritual home for the band in Ireland, they sold out two consecutive nights at the RDS in June 2011 and played there 3 times before that. "Those huge

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Ladies in the Blues

Draíocht

Ladies in the Blues, after sell-out shows at Cork Jazz Festival and standing ovations across the country, takes you on a women's journey through the blues. From the gospel roots of the 1920's to vaudeville, jazz and blues rock – immerse yourself in songs by all those great women – Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith and many more. Ladies in the Blues pays homage to these female artists who transformed the blues from local folk music into the art form it is today, bringing black culture into American main stream music.

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Athletics Ireland Race Series – Irish Runner 5 Mile

Phoenix Park

Athletics Ireland Race Series will include 3 road races within the Phoenix Park; Irish Runner 5K (May 4th), Irish Runner 5 Mile & Irish Runner 10 Mile (July 13th). These races will also incorporate the National Championship for 5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile. Each race within the 2019 Series will be chip timed. Complete all 3 races to form the interlocking Athletics Ireland Race Series medal. All 3 races can be purchased via the Race Series Bundle for €50 (plus processing fee).

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Fame The Musical

BGE Theatre

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York's High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers,

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Kris Kristofferson & The Stranglers

The Helix

Legendary singer-songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson will play The Helix, Dublin, joined by Merle Haggard's band The Strangers. Heralded as an artist's artist, the three-time GRAMMY winner has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was honoured with the American Veteran's Association's "Veteran of the Year Award" in 2002. In 2007, Kr

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Velo-City 2019 – 'Cycling for the Ages'

The CCD

Dublin City Council host the Velo-City 2019 international cycling conference in the Convention Centre Dublin. The Velo-City conference is the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit organised by the ECF and selected host cities. The Velo-City conference is the world's largest conference in the area of; cycling, cycling infrastructure, bicycle innovations, bicycle safety, and social/cultural changes driven by cycling on a global scale. The conference attracts those involved in technology, health, behavioural change, urban & infrastructure policies, mobility and tran

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Athletics Ireland Race Series – Irish Runner 10 Mile

Phoenix Park

Athletics Ireland Race Series will include 3 road races within the Phoenix Park; Irish Runner 5K (May 4th), Irish Runner 5 Mile (June 15th) & Irish Runner 10 Mile. These races will also incorporate the National Championship for 5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile. Each race within the 2019 Series will be chip timed. Complete all 3 races to form the interlocking Athletics Ireland Race Series medal. All 3 races can be purchased via the Race Series Bundle for €50 (plus processing fee).

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Visit Dublin

VisitDublin.com is Dublin’s official tourism information website providing comprehensive information to inspire holidaymakers to visit Ireland’s vibrant capital city, assist with trip planning and offer the most up to date relevant information to you during your stay. Search See & Do for a comprehensive listing of information on things to do in Dublin, accommodation, the best nightlife, special offers, events and a whole lot more. Browse Insider Tips and be inspired to explore Dublin with top tips, suggestions and insider knowledge from the people who know Dublin best. Don’t miss a trick – What's On showcases highlights over the coming three days while My Dublin Map helps you to plan your perfect trip using Pins to save your trip ideas to an interactive map that can be edited, printed or shared with friends.

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Dublin Free Event Guide

The "Dublin Event Guide for Free Events" is a weekly service that provides comprehensive information about all free cultural events in the Greater Dublin area. It consists of this website, an e-mail magazine send to tens of thousands of subscribers and a smartphone web app. This service was started by Joerg Steegmueller in June 2007 as an e-mail to about 10 of his friends to let them know about a small amount of interesting free events in Dublin. They told their friends, more people got interested and now more than 22,000 readers get the e-mail magazine every week. The service is provided completely free of charge and the cost for it is covered by Joerg Steegmueller, a number of sponsors and through voluntary donations from subscribers. In October 2014, Eventbrite - the online ticketing service that allows event organizers to plan, set up ticket sales and promote events - came on board as a main sponsor.

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Dublin Concerts

Dublin concerts is your free online guide of Dublin's upcoming gigs & events.

DUBLINCONCERTS.IE