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Culture Date with Dublin 8 took place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2022. It featured a host of free, family-friendly events, concerts, activities, guided tours and workshops, encouraging people to explore and connect to the cultural life and history of their local neighbourhood.


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

An outdoor concert at the temple in Goldenbridge Cemetery featuring a performance by harpist Valerie Armstrong and spoken word performances of work by the recently deceased Dublin 8 native, Thomas Kinsella, by actresses Mary Murray, Una Crawford O’Brien and Emmet Kirwan

Flagship 'Sing Again' concert by The Guinness Choir at St Patrick's Cathedral and free admission into the cathedral

'Twilight Market' at The Digital Hub, featuring D8 makers and creatives  by We Love Markets

A D8 lego hunt, featuring significant Irish figures from the library's past at Marsh's Library

A Walking Tour of Viking City & Self-Guided visit to Dublinia

The launch of ‘Illuminations’ - A Richmond Barracks Writing Group Publication and a children's history workshop 'What was there before Inchicore?' at Richmond Barracks

A walking tour 'Dublin 8’s Liberties’ Quarter with the Guinness Archives'

Walking tours "With or Without the Walls, The Liberties in Context" and "The Guinness Legacy in the Liberties" by The Liberties Cultural Association

A guided tour of The Irish National War Memorial Gardens and Bookrooms

Guided tours of The Edward Worth Library

Walking Tour of The Liberties by In Our Shoes Walking Tours


Free guided tours of the exhibition 'Queer Embodiment: Chapter One', Family Explorer Workshop and 'Exploring the Green Cube' Bio-diversity tour of the gardens at IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art

Free Entrance and new audio guide tour at Christchurch Cathedral 

Open Studio with local artist Pat Curran with CommonGround at The Lodge, Goldenbridge Cemetery


Guided tours of Kilmainham Gaol for children aged 8 -12 years old. 


Guided Tour of St Mary's Hospital and tour of the new Biodiversity Centre at The Phoenix Park

Programme Launch 2022

The programme was launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland with a ceremony at Goldenbridge Cemetery with performances by actresses Mary Murray and Una Crawford O'Brien and harpist Valerie Armstrong.

Culture Date with Dublin 8 2022 also saw the launch of the new Dublin 8 Cultural Attractions Map and Passport initiative. 

Una Crawford O'Brien performs '38 Phoenix Street' by Thomas Kinsella

Harpist: Valerie Armstrong

Venue: Goldenbridge Cemetery, Inchicore

Mary Murray performs 'Model School, Inchicore' by Thomas Kinsella

Harpist: Valerie Armstrong

Venue: Goldenbridge Cemetery, Inchicore


This year we teamed up with local historian Mark Jenkins who delivered a special series of blog posts highlighting some of the fascinating histories and character that makes Dublin 8 a truly unique place. 

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