Dublin

In recent years Dublin has suffered the effects of an economic downturn, including unemployment, emigration and the closure of many of its once bustling shops and restaurants. Housing is less expensive than it was during the booming Celtic Tiger years, from the late 1990s until 2008, but in 2013 pri...

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Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre

2-28 Oct. Be prepared for Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, warns the Abbey Theatre, which presents Dermot Bolger’s vibrant interpretation of Joyce’s masterpiece. Billed as a "pandemonium...
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Jimmy's Hall

28 July-19 Aug. Ken Loach's 2014 film Jimmy's Hall has been adapted to the stage in a lively new Abbey production directed by Graham McLaren.  The singing-and-dancing play is based on the true story...
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The Great Gatsby

6 July-16 Sept. This immersive, interactive production is sure to be one of Dublin's most popular cultural events this summer. The Gate has removed its theatre seats for the show, which leads the aud...
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Room

24 June-22 July. The Abbey Theatre hosts Emma Donoghue's stage adaptation of her award-winning book Room, based on the 2008 Fritzl case in Austria. The play shows how Ma (Witney White) her five-ye...
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Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

17 June-17 Sept. Exhibition focusing on the network of relationships between Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) and Dutch genre painters between 1650 and 1675, providing insights into the artists' mutual ad...
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Michelle Rogers: Tread Softly

16-23 June. Rathfarnham Castle presents a mid-career retrospective dedicated to the work of Rome-based Irish artist Michelle Rogers. The exhibition, a comprehensive look at 25 years of Rogers' pain...
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Hennessy Portrait Prize

26 Nov-26 March. The Hennessy Portrait Prize, an annual competition now in its third year, is designed to stimulate interest in contemporary portraiture as well as raise the profile of the National Po...
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Turner: The Vaughan Bequest

1-31 Jan. The National Gallery of Ireland presents its annual tribute to groundbreaking British landscape artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) whose oils and watercolours are seen as the R...
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Open House Dublin

14-16 Oct. Many of Dublin’s museums, libraries, galleries and contemporary buildings to which there is normally limited public access are open free of charge over the weekend of 14-16 October. The...
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Donegal: A Musical Play

6 Oct-19 Nov. Frank McGuinness, one of Ireland’s most important playwrights, presents a new musical play about family, place and country music. The story centres around country music legend Irene...
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The Remains of Maisie Duggan

26 Sept-29 Oct. All is not what it seems when Kathleen returns to Ireland for her mother Maisie's funeral, as long-buried family troubles simmer to the surface. Brid Ni Neachtain stars as Maisie i...
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Eclectic Images: Recent Acquisitions 2011-2016

13 Aug–7 Dec. The National Gallery of Ireland presents an eclectic display of prints and drawings that it has acquired over the last five years. Divided in two parts, the first section of the exhi...
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Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

6 Aug-24 Sept. A century after the 36th Ulster Division fought in the Battle of the Somme, one of the worst battles in history, the Abbey Theatre presents a major new co-production directed by Jeremy...
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Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

4 May-17 July. As the title suggests, ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci on loan from the Royal Collection in London are presented at Ireland's National Gallery in Dublin. Exhibition organisers say the...
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The Plough and the Stars

9 March-23 April. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the 1916 Easter Rising, Seán O'Casey's play focuses on the upheaval facing the residents of a Dublin tenement shelter as they are encircled by...
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Juno and the Paycock

16 Feb-16 April. The Gate Theatre stages a production of Seán O'Casey's classic play set in the working-class tenements of Dublin in the early 1920s, during the Irish civil war era. Following its p...
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Turner: The Vaughan Bequest

1-31 Jan. The National Gallery of Ireland presents its annual tribute to groundbreaking British landscape artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) whose oils and watercolours are seen as the R...
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You Never Can Tell

2 Dec-6 Feb. This 1897 four-act comedy of errors by George Bernard Shaw is a witty and unpredictable play revolving around several confused identities. Returning to England from an extended stay a...
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Sir Hugh Lane, a centenary perspective

17 Oct-17 Jan. The life and towering legacy of art dealer Sir Hugh Lane (1875-1915) is examined with a display of art works and archival material at the National Gallery of Ireland, on the centenary o...
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A View from the Bridge

Arthur Miller's much-loved tale of illicit desire is set in 1950's New York and is centred on Eddie Carbone and his family who host their Italian cousins, illegal immigrants Marco and Rodolpho. Whe...