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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

Ghost Tour Bus

From sinister surgeons and body snatchers to ghosts and ghouls...Discover mythological villains and real ones too, buried deep in Dublin's gruesome past. Visit a medieval vault at Dublin Castle and a hidden city graveyard.

01 January
31 December

Wild Lights

Dive into an Ocean of Light at this year’s Wild Lights in Dublin Zoo, with an entirely new cast of illuminated giant silk lanterns celebrating the wonders of the life aquatic. From giant squid to polar bears, penguins, colossal blue whales and dainty seahorses, Dublin Zoo, once again, will be transformed into a world of illumination with lanterns tailor-made especially for this year’s event.

01 November
06 January

The Valiant Adventures of Tawara Toda

The Chester Beatty Library celebrated the return of the mid-seventeenth century Tawara Toda scrolls to Dublin following an extensive three-year restoration of them which was undertaken in the Netherlands. The scrolls tell stories of warriors, giant centipedes, daring deeds and romance, offering an engaging insight into Japanese storytelling traditions.

13 November
13 January

Les Miserables

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed Broadway production of Les Miserables comes to Bord Gais Energy Theatre as part of a new UK & Ireland tour. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages, Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the world's most popular musicals.

05 December
12 January


One of the great Shakespearean tragedies, Macbeth is getting a new lease of life in a staggering and bold new production from the British National Theatre. The new reimagining of Macbeth thrusts the story from 17th century Scotland into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty. The visually daring and psychologically intense version of the Scottish Play makes a limited stop at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre for eight unmissable shows.

15 January
19 January