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Festival Archive 2019

Culture Date with Dublin 8 took place for its third year on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May

Culture Date with Dublin 8 - 2019 Highlights Video

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.

Read the essay here.

Featured in The Irish Times 14/05/19

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

Read the article here.

This article was featured in The Gloss Online, May 2019

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