Culture Date with Dublin 8 took place for the first time on 13th and 14th May 2017. Culture Date with Dublin 8 is a new neighbourhood initiative, bringing a series of free family-friendly events, activities, workshops, guided tours and more in a weekend-long celebration of the cultural and historical life of Dublin 8. 

Highlights of the Culture Date with Dublin 8 2017 programme included A concert to launch the re-opening of Goldenbridge Cemetery to its former glory. The reopening featured a concert at the temple with performances by the St. Jamess Band and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí ÉireannAssembly, a touring installation from In Flanders Fields Museum, at Richmond Barracks, accompanied by a sound art installation remembering the 40,000 Irish people who died during the First World War; Bespoke guided tours of Kilmainham Gaol, including ‘Women of the Gaol’ and ‘Alternative KilmainhamExclusive guided tours of IMMAs landmark exhibitions, a creative family workshop, an Open Studio visit with IMMA artist-in-residence Bharti Parmar and free entry to all of their exhibits for the duration of the weekend, as well as self-directed tours of their medicinal gardens.


Check out our highlight's reel from Culture Date with Dublin 8, 2017. Big thanks to Bronto for capturing the weekends events and producing a fab animation of our Culture Date with Dublin 8 map.