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There are so many things to do and experience in Dublin. Events and festivals are running in Dublin throughout the year. Therefore if you’re aiming to visit Dublin and haven’t picked the times yet, nevertheless why not participate in one of the Irish events and please your ears, eyes and heart- as there are tons to choose from: classical and modern music, theater, dance arts and events for food lovers. There are plenty things to do with so much activities, entertainment to guarantee you perfect atmosphere, mood and best fun for all family.

October Read more
Dublin Animation Film Festival 26 Oct - 27 Oct

Celebrating the 8th Animation Film Festival in Dún Laoghaire and Blackrock, County Dublin this year!

The full programme will be available to download in September 2018!

One of this year’s highlights will be a screening of CARTOON SALOON‘s Academy Award© nominated feature THE BREADWINNER with a Q&A with a special guest from Cartoon Saloon after the screening. Another special guest is expected over from the UK – so keep checking this website for updates or you can follow on twitter @DUBLINANIMATION or FACEBOOK.

The 2018 programme of Irish and international shorts is anticipated to be the best one yet – so enter your film now!

Films are sought for the following categories:

  • Best Irish Short Animated Film
  • Best International Short Animated Film
  • Best Irish Student or Graduate Student Short Film
  • Best International Student or Graduate Student Short Film
  • Social Recognition Short Film (Awarded to a film that has been created for a good cause or has an important social message).

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD an entry form and the rules/guidelines here.
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD this form also if you have multiple entries.

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December Read more
New Years Festival 15 Dec - 31 Dec

New Year’s Festival Dublin

Dublin City is alight with imagination and wonder for New Year’s Festival Dublin, hosting a series of spectacular events that annually grow more ambitious. Gather in the heart of Dublin with friends and family to celebrate the countdown to midnight, and then explore the best of what this unforgettable city has to offer at the outset of a fresh new year.


Winter is a magical time in Dublin, and the post-Christmas landscape is one of crisp air, festoons of lights and an abiding festive joviality. New Year’s Festival Dublin offers an innovative programme, helping you to start the New Year immersed in fun and a party atmosphere. Events over the years of this festival have included aerial stunts on the River Liffey, symphonic light displays, street performances and the 3Countdown Concert at the Custom House. New Year’s Day provides lots of family-friendly fun, including face-painting and pop-up street performances by jugglers, mime artists, and stilt walkers.

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Lola Gonzàlez. Free event Read more

27th September 2018- 17 th November 2018

Exhibition of work by the French artist Lola Gonzàlez


WHERE: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar

Temple Bar Gallery and Studios will host an exhibition of work by the French artist Lola Gonzàlez this autumn in what will be her first major solo Irish exhibition.

Gonzàlez works in moving image and performance, creating short abstract films which which explore ideas like power, narrative, dreams, and popular culture, often featuring haunting soundtracks created by Gonzàlez with composers, specifically for the work.

In this exhibition of new work, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios will be showing Gonzàlez’s first ever feature length work, telling the story of a man who has lost belief in his future and travels across numerous countries and landscapes to meet different people as a means to avoid complete despair.

This is an amazing opportunity to see a major new work by this powerful and internationally acclaimed artist.

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Beasts From Brazil. Free event Read more

8th September 2018 -9th December 2018

 Frans Post exhibition

Immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes by artist Frans Post at this exciting new National Gallery of Ireland exhibition.

From 1636, Frans Post spent several years exploring Brazil and creating captivating artworks based on the exotic flowers, wild animals, and stunning views that he witnessed on his travels.

At this rare exhibition, you will view Post’s extraordinary depictions of Dutch sugar plantations and an array of eye-catching creatures including alligators, monkeys and anteaters.

Whether you’ve been to Brazil before or it’s always been on your travel wishlist, a visit to Beasts From Brazil at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust and fire your imagination.


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