May 14, 2018


Frank Bowling, Moby Dick, 1981. Acrylic on canvas 250.5 x 189 cm 98 5/8 x 74 3/8 in. Courtesy of Frank Bowling and Hales London, New York © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

IMMA is home to the National Collection of modern and contemporary art, showcas...

May 14, 2018

 image: Pat Liddy Walking Tours at Culture Date with Dublin 8, 2017

Over the Culture Date with Dublin 8 weekend, Pat Liddy is hosting 4 guided walking tours each taking place along The Grand Canal in Inchicore and its neighbouring sights and local institutions. 


May 10, 2018

One thing for sure is that I’ll never find a fiver or tenner on the ground in Dublin 8! With a wonderful area full of interesting structures and historic locations you’re guaranteed to see me gazing above in wonder/awe on meandering walks about the area.  Living where...

May 9, 2018

The wait is over!

We now have more tickets available for all events and tours for Culture Date with Dublin 8 across the Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May. 

We ask that because tickets are limited to these events that you book the ones you are certain to go to and please...

May 8, 2018


Where in Kilmainham was Patriotic Terrace? That was the question posed after I had spotted a poem in an old copy of the Irish Weekly Independent written by someone giving that address. That someone was none other than W.P. Partridge, past hero of the w...

May 8, 2018

Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation. Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796 as the new County Gaol for Dublin, and closed its doors in 1924. The Gaol is c...

May 3, 2018

South Circular Road Islandbridge

Guest Blog Post

by Catherine Scuffil, MA (hons) BBS (hons)

Dublin City Council South Central Area Office Historian in Residence 

 Image credit: Illustration of Islandbridge (1960), Dublin City Library and Archive (DCLA) Vital 7 Repository


May 2, 2018

Although we will be releasing more tickets shortly for our Culture Date with Dublin 8 events, we wanted to share with you what activities are available that don't require any ticket booking at all over the weekend which you can enjoy at your own leisure. 

Take the...

May 1, 2018

Tours of the Magazine Fort are taking place over the Culture Date with Dublin 8 weekend on Sunday 20th May.

This tour grants you access to a number of areas within the Fort including one of the magazines and two viewing platforms where you will have the opportunity to...

April 27, 2018

This year Culture Date with Dublin 8 is hosting not one, but TWO flagship events for the festival-style weekend long series of family friendly, free activities across Dublin 8 on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May. Read more about them here...


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