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Culture Date with Dublin 8 took place for its third year on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May. This year saw the expansion of the programme with the inclusion of our new programming partners: Christchurch Cathedral, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Marsh’s Library and The Edward Worth Library. 


Highlights of Culture Date with Dublin 8’s May line-up included

Free guided tours at Kilmainham Gaol and an exhibition presenting new, and never previously exhibited, civil war artefacts. 

A LEGO® Minifigures treasure hunt of historical writers at Marsh’s Library

Speciality guided tours of Christchurch Cathedral including their underground crypt

Speciality guided rooftop tours of St Patrick’s Cathedral

Speciality tours in Richmond Barracks and a workshop in local Biodiversity

A Photographic Walking Tour - From the Digital Hub to Thomas Court hosted by the Liberties Cultural Association

A family fun day with children’s entertainment, historical re-enactments, puppetry, circus skills, poetry and more at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens

An outdoor concert at the temple in Goldenbridge Cemetery

Walking tours on the history of the Grand Canal and Goldenbridge by Pat Liddy

Exclusive guided tours of IMMA’s exhibitions, free entry to their landmark exhibitions all weekend, family workshops, activity packs and self-guided garden trails


Did you know that Dublin 8 is the only postal district in Dublin that crosses both the South and the North side of the Liffey? This year we teamed up with historian Turtle Bunbury who tells us why this is and how it happened,  in his special feature on the historical account of Dublin 8 as a postal district.

Featured in The Irish Times 14/05/19


We find out about some of the hidden gems of Dublin 8 from the custodians of some of the areas's top cultural landmarks.

Find out more by clicking below. 

*This article was featured in The Gloss Online, May 2019

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