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Artist Residency Róisín de Buitléar

The National Museum of Ireland welcomes internationally celebrated Irish Artist Róisín de Buitléar, as Artist in Residence for 2018. An exciting and diverse public engagement programme is planned around the year's residency.

01 January
31 December

Beyond the Book of Kells

To over 600,000 visitors a year, Trinity is synonymous with the Book of Kells. But that ninth-century manuscript is only part of the story. This series of lectures from manuscipt experts Irish and International will offer the public a priveleged opportunity to meet eight other extraordinary books from Trinity's collections.

16 January
01 May

2018 GAA Championship Matches

The GAA 2018 Season promises to be another exciting year for counties, clubs, players and fans alike. 

27 January
16 September


Winner of 85 International awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company's touring production of Matilda the Musical comes to Bord Gais Energy Theatre in what will be one of the biggest theatrical events of 2018. 

04 April
28 April

Poetry Day Ireland

Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 26 April 2018 and the theme is Poetry Surprises! Whether you share a poem, read a poem, or programme your own event, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate. 

26 April
26 April

Dublin Dance Festival

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland

02 May
20 May

The Dublin International Piano Competition

The Dublin International Piano Competition has grown in stature, and now ranks among the most important piano competitions in the world. Previous winners have launched highly succesful international careers from this springboard. 

18 May
29 May

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Critically acclaimed Game of Thrones live concert experience featuring Ramin Djawadi brings the world of Westeros to 3Arena.

24 May
24 May

Bloom Festival-Phoenix Park

Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce's novel Ulysses. Celebrations come In many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places referenced in the book.

31 May
04 June