Events for the weekend (20&21 May)
Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland.
Over the course of nine days, from 19th – 28th May 2017, up to 50 FREE, family friendly events will be taking place all over Ireland celebrating our diverse species and habitats.
Using unique video interactions, this multimedia dance show encourages young audiences to discover fun new ways to get creative with technology.
Workshop content will be adapted to suit the level of the participants and will include contemporary dance techniques as well as short choreographies imagined by the children together with Roberta.
There will be a family fun day from 2 with a bouncy castle, face painting and games for the kids. Also some local celebrities will be there so kids can get photos with them and the trophy.
A range of self-guided drawing materials will be provided for families who visit to celebrate National Drawing Day. For adults and young people there will be a number of sketching stations available, with inspirational sketches of the collection on display to get the creative juices flowing.
Hour long drawing workshops for Juniors (5-7 years) and Seniors (8-12 years) with cool but challenging drawing projects with qualified Art Teachers. Workshops roughly every hour from 11am finishing at 5pm on first come, first served basis.
On the day we will be inviting you to add your own drawing to Airfield’s giant mural! And why not take part in Airfield’s drawing competition themed 'Your Visit to Airfield' and be in for a chance to win some Airfield goodies!
Explore the Museum and its Iron Age objects and learn about ancient Irish Celtic stories to help inspire you to create your character.
Join the WhistleBlast Quartet for a musical adventure through popular fairy tales and children’s stories. Listen out for some favourite familiar pieces, and see how music can bring a story to life! There will be plenty of opportunity for participation in this engaging concert for all the family.
Draw and sketch in the elegant surroundings of the castle. You can also stop by our art table and draw a portrait of your favourite famous person which will be displayed in our Entrance Hall alongside OUR celebrity profile portraits of Dante, Petrarch, Michaelangelo and others!
National Drawing Day began at the National Gallery of Ireland, and now takes place in Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Cultural Centres across Ireland. It’s the ideal opportunity to try your hand at sketching, and to pick up some valuable hints and tips.
With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. Come celebrate many specially commissioned events in the City of Words.
Docklands First and Dublin’s Best free family event; on land markets, amusements and entertainment. On water Wakeboarding, Raft Races, Come try it Sessions, Floating Golf Challenge and Docklands World Famous Rubber Ducky Race!
All ages are welcome – free entry for young and old! The concept of the Battle is very simple: Fun, Wind, Water…and Fun!!!
A chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum's collection of objects for handling with Museum educators - a fascinating drop-in handling session for all ages.
It’s the start of summer but we’re celebrating all the seasons at this year’s Moveable Feast. Pack a picnic and gather family and friends for an afternoon of fun dance experiences for all ages in Merrion Square park.
The event will be a fun and educational afternoon out for all the family with a range of science and technology attractions from the past, present and future.
Design and build your own sail boat using materials we find around the park. Then enter your brand new boat in the OWLS boat race around the lake. Suitable for all the family!
During these workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond to our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions such as Port Life: Eugeen van Mieghem, through discussion and drawing. Parents must stay with children at all times. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided.
Get creative together as a family, explore artworks with IMMA staff, and enjoy a hands-on workshop in the galleries. Explorer’s drop-in, fun and free.
The event will see three stages of live music featuring well-known African and Irish musicians such as Kíla, K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade, Discovery Gospel Choir, AikJ and BARQ. There will also be children’s entertainment; traditional African drumming and dance workshops; African arts and crafts and much more.