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Mary Swanzy, Voyages

Mary Swanzy, Ireland's first modernist painter will have her works displays as part of the Modern Irish Master series at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. This is the first extensive retrospective of Swanzy's work since 1968, which hopes to show her work in a new perspective. 

26 October
17 February

The Great Gatsby

Following a critically acclaimed award-winning sell-out run in 2017, Jay Gatsby is back to throw another glittering party this winter at The Gate. This prodcution gives F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel a whole new spin. In this incredible immersive experience, The Gate will be turned into Gatsby's Mansion with all its decadent opulence and atmosphere. 

15 November
16 February

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on the small Aran Islands community if Inishmaan, off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighboring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands.

25 January
09 March

Silkroad International Film Festival

SRIFF celebrates world cinema where we discover new films and voices from around the world. As well as screening International films there is a special selection of films from the "Silk Road", countries part of the historical network of the Silk Road ancient trade routes.

05 February
09 February

Dublin International Film Festival

DIFF curates and presents the best in emerging International and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience through its flagship annual festival, along with a range of year-round events.


20 February
03 March

The Country Girls

All of Edna O'Brien's novels published during the 1960's were ruled "indecent and obscene" under the Censorship of Publications Act. This started when the publication of The Country Girls caused outrage. It was banned in Ireland by the authorities and publicly burned by the clergy. Notoriety quickly turned to fame and this coming of age story of two young women in 1950's Ireland became a best seller.

23 February
06 April