Category: Dublin culture
Dublin has always punched above its weight when it comes to contributing to the pool of Hollywood legends. Gabriel Byrne, Brenda Fricker, Colin Farrell, Colm Meaney, Brendan Gleeson and Neil Jordan are just a few. As a filming location, easy access to world-class production facilities as well as mountains, sea and historical sites means Dublin has been a star performer in several international productions.
A UNESCO City of Literature, home to the Book of Kells, birthplace of James Joyce and Nobel Prize winners William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett, Dublin is truly an inspirational city with a literary tradition that dates back over a thousand years.
This walk will bring you along the edges of some bustling shopping streets before inviting you into the quiet oasis of the 18th century heart of Trinity College and from there into one of the best preserved quarters of Georgian Dublin with its terraces and squares of impressive period houses. The journey is roughly circular and the distance covered is about 2 kilometres. Casually strolling, it should take on verage about 1.5 hours to complete. obviously you may visit the several museums and parks along the way at your own leisure but such visits will, of course, add to the overall duration time. There are many coffee shops, cafés and restaurants along the way where you may seek refreshment. The tour commences from outside the Dublin Tourism Centre on Suffolk Street.
The inaugural Bram Stoker Festival will take place in Dublin city centre on this upcoming October bank holiday weekend. Inspired by the legacy of our very own classic horror novelist, this multi-discipline festival will appeal to a broad cross-section of local and international visitors by offering an atmospheric weekend in the heart of Dublin. 27th October 2012 – 28th October 2012.
The International Puppet Festival is delighted to celebrate its 21th anniversary this year with a wide and exciting range of performances from across the world, joined by some of the best Irish puppeteers to provide some evocative and memorable entertainment for Irish audiences. 19th October 2012 – 28th October 2012.
The Dublin Theatre Festival, the oldest dedicated theatre festival in Europe, celebrates its 55th anniversary this year and presents a world class programme showcasing both national and international renowned productions from 8 different countries including Ireland, Russia, UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Germany.
Now in its 9th year, Skerries Soundwaves Festival is organised by the Skerries Community Association. It aims to bring many different music genres and arts forms to beautiful Skerries, for all to enjoy. Events include a fantastic Lego Day for all enthusiasts, workshops, Equinox Celebrations with Fingal Mummers and a variety of concerts from pop/rock to singer/song writer, some in unusual venues. 20th September 2012 – 30th September 2012.