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Malayalee Indians ready for annual Kids Fest

Malayalee Indians ready for annual Kids Fest

Malayalee Indians ready for annual Kids FestOn 13th and 14th April, the Malayalee Indian community is gathering for their annual Kids Fest. It looks like a fascinating event, with competitions in elocution, news reading, Irish dancing and other traditional dances, so check out their website to find out more.

The Venue Is Scoil Mhuire Boys National School, Griffith Avenue, Marino, Dublin 9.

Malayalee Indians (MIND) Ireland is a voluntary community organisation established in February 2008 with a view to providing a platform for Malayalee Indians in Dublin and around to promote the rich culture, heritage and tradition of Malayalees (natives of Kerala, South India). The members understand that community participation is the key for integration and in order to foster community, spirit MIND organises various activities throughout the year, including cricket tournament, badminton tournament, family tour, family day, kids competitions, celebration of Thiruvonam, Christmas and New Year etc. It also organises various workshops and seminars for the benefit of its members and encourages the members to participate in the local government structures.

Information on activities and events can be found at

Mother Tongues Festival 2019. Tallaght, 2nd and 3rd March 2019. Picture Enzo Francesco Testa Photography.

Mother Tongues Festival: an arts festival with a difference

Imagine a place where people have fun speaking many different languages, a place where children and adults learn about culture, stories and languages through art-making, music and dance! This is what the Mother Tongues Festival was all about!

Over the last two weekends we hosted more than 50 events in over 20 languages, we met artists, professionals and performers from India, Ethiopia, Russia, Libya, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Egypt, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Spain, France just to name a few! They filled rooms and entire venues in Galway and in Tallaght with their talent, through workshops, talks, poetry, music, dances and science. Participants of the Festival had a chance to listen to multilingual poetry, try Bollywood dancing, draw Irish wild animals with a Polish illustrator, learn Chinese calligraphy, meet musicians from Congo and Nigeria and learn Japanese through origami making!

The aim of Mother Tongues Festival is to promote languages and cultures in Ireland through the arts. Most of the people we spoke to at the events told us that they were happy to learn something new through languages that are currently spoken in Ireland and many families said they loved the opportunity to cultivate and share their community languages outside of the home.

As we pack our Festival suitcase and go home to prepare our 2020 edition we are filled with the positive energy gained at the event.
There are so many people we need to thank! We are extremely grateful to RuaRed, the Civic Theatre and Galway2020 for believing in our project and making it happen in Dublin and Galway. Without the support of the Arts CouncilSouth Dublin County Council and the Small Town Big Ideas Initiative our festival could not have been so successful. We are honoured to have been granted funding to pursue our dream! The many sponsors that have come on board this year have allowed us to make it an even more special event! We are very grateful to RTE’, the Ambassade de France en Irlande, the Goethe InstitutLanguages Connect, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in DublinSt. Kilian’s Deutsche Schule in Dublin, the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese, Your English Language School in Dublin, the Istituto Italiano di CulturaBrady LanguagesThe Stop B&BAtlas Language SchoolSeachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, the Chester Beatty LibraryUnuhiIrish Architecture FoundationÁras na nGaelCreative Ireland and Massimo Russo.

And last but not least, do not forget that the festival is only good craic if you come!
A MASSIVE thank you, grazie, merci, gracias, obrigados, mulțumesc, go raibh maith agat teşekkürler
to all the hundreds of people who have attended our two Festivals!

See you in 2020!

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Ireland Tamil Sangam

*   Mother tongue -Tamil Language Education Program – Start Event *

tamilPurpose, Action plan, Discussion of the course of the curriculum and explanation of the next move

Parents, Teacher, Student – Discussion

Day: 10 February 2019
Time: Afternoon 3-5
Place: Moeran Hall, Dublin

We invite all the Tamil relations with love!

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Language Adventures awarded the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award

Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards 2018Mother Tongues’ new project Language Adventures was awarded the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award this November.
Mother Tongues was one of the many great organisations that work tirelessly with the local community, and we are proud to receive this award for a new collaborative project with Dublin City Libraries.
Language Adventures is a community storytelling project taking place in Dolphin’s Barn Library, Dublin 12. Each month volunteer Language Ambassadors will read or tell stories in their mother tongue and they will engage audiences in fun craft activities, that will then be displayed in the library for a month. The first three Language Adventure sessions will be in Italian, Polish and Mandarin Chinese.
The sessions are free and open to people of all ages.
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The project is led by Claudia Kunkel (Mother Tongues) and Beata Molendowska (Dolphin’s Barn Library).
For a full list of Language Adventures dates, visit our EVENTS page.

Language Explorers. Book launch at the Chester Beatty Library, 18th Sept 2018.

Launch of Language Explorers Activity Book

The Language Explorers Activity Book was launched on 18th September at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin.
The event opened with an address by  Bláthnaid ní Ghréacháin, CEO of Gaeloideachas, on the importance of multilingualism and the relevance of the Language Explorers Activity Book in classrooms.
The launch included a fantastic “Language Explorers” themed workshop organised by Dr La Morgia in collaboration with Jenny Siung, Head of Education at the Chester Beatty Library, who worked together on the book.

“It was an honour to be able to collaborate with Jenny Siung and Justyna Chmielewska at the Chester Beatty Library, because they immediately understood the potential of this multilingual resource and their collection is the perfect starting point for a multilingual treasure hunt” said La Morgia. “I really enjoyed seeing the children walking around the collection and spotting the objects that were portrayed in the book and I hope that many more children will be able to look at this collection and at the world around them with a different attitude after they have completed the activities in the book.”

Dr Francesca La Morgia awarded the European Language Label for the Language Explorers initiative
Dr Francesca La Morgia awarded the European Language Label for the Language Explorers initiative

Since the book launch, the Language Explorers project for primary schools has been awarded the European Language Label, an award that rewards innovative initiatives in the realm of language teaching and learning.

The Language Explorers activity book, published by Mother Tongues, includes activities for primary school children that encourage them to explore the linguistic landscape around them and to play with language. The activity book takes children on a journey of discovery through games, quizzes and word searches. Young Language Explorers will start observing the languages they see every day on road signs, shop fronts and even on their food labels!

The book is available in English and in Irish, thanks to the support of Gaeloideachas.

Get your copy HERE.

Mother Tongues, European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages 2018

Mother Tongues’ very first celebration of the European Day of Languages has been a fantastic multilingual marathon… or langua-thon, with 9 days of events which involved more than 500 people of all ages.

We started on Culture Night – 21st September – with a multilingual reading of The Hare and the Tortoise, one of the best known Aesop’s fables, at the Gutter Bookshop. We told the story in Swedish, German, Irish, Greek, Italian, French, Maltese and Russian. Children loved listening to the sounds of new languages and our storytellers had a great time!

On 22nd September two Native Scientist workshops took place in Trinity College Dublin. In these workshops, 5 Italian speaking scientists and 5 Spanish speaking scientists spoke to more than 50 children about their research and engaged them in fun experiments and games. Children learned about the brain, about cells and DNA, about the oldest rocks in the world, and much more, but more importantly, they learned about science through the medium of their mother tongue.

The highlight of the week was the European Language Label Awards! Language Explorers received the European Language Label from Minister Richard Bruton, and this recognition has given us great energy to start the programme in new schools from next week!

The LexIcon Library in Dun Laoghaire was the home of many of the activities that took place around the European Day of Languages. On Monday 24th September two classes visited the library for Language Explorers workshops. Children learned about Irish Sign Language, about the many languages spoken in Africa and they played games based on similarities between languages. On Tuesday 25th and Thursday 24th Claudia Kunkel ran two multilingual storytelling sessions in collaboration with Erika Piazzoli, Aga Pedrak and Juliette Saumande (pictured here). The library also hosted a talk on raising bilingual children, which was attended by mums, dads, and grandparents who shared a common goal: supporting their family’s multilingualism with a positive attitude and great determination!

Francesca also visited Clones Library for two Language Explorers school workshops, and she shared her knowledge of Irish Sign Language and Italian in exchange for some Gaelige and Lithuanian. Everyone had lovely stories to share, and we discovered that the Italian and the Irish words for LAMP are similar in Italian, Spanish, Russian and Irish!

The week ended with our bimonthly Language Adventures reading project, which saw Italian speaking families sharing stories and reading books in Italian at Dolphin’s Barn library in Dublin 8.


This week has given us great energy to continue with our activities and to keep spreading the message that multilingualism is a great asset for our society! We hope you enjoyed our events too, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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European Day of Languages 2018

Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans are represented in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states and all are encouraged to discover more languages at any age, as part of or alongside their studies. This stems from the Council of Europe’s conviction that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. Therefore, the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.

At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September.
Mother Tongues will mark European Day of Languages with a week-long celebration of multilingualism, with events in Dún Laoghaire, Clones, Lucan, Dublin and Brussels.

Monday 24th September
How many languages are spoken in your classroom? Can you pronounce the longest Lithuanian word? Why do Italian, Romanian and Spanish speakers use the same words to say house? Is it true that Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique? Take part in this interactive session based on games and quizzes to learn about sounds, words and fun facts about the languages of the world!
Tuesday 25th September
EuropeLanguage Explorers has been awarded the European Award for Languages! On 25th September Leargas will be hosting a day-long celebration of European Day of Languages. Keep an eye on our social media for more info on the day!
Come and listen to a story in one, two, many languages, and sing your favourite childhood lullabies!
In this storytelling session, we’ll take your child through a rich journey of sound, movement and imagery, listening to award-winning children stories performed in several languages. The language of story is universal and young children instinctively follow narrative through gesture, intonation and visual cues from the illustrations. After reading the stories, our storytellers will engage the children in play-based activities to re-live and extend the narrative, learn new words and make connections with different languages, meanings and sounds.
Wednesday 26th September
How many languages are spoken in your classroom? Can you pronounce the longest Lithuanian word? Why do Italian, Romanian and Spanish speakers use the same words to say house? Is it true that Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique? Take part in this interactive session based on games and quizzes to learn about sounds, words and fun facts about the languages of the world!
Wednesday 26th September
In this workshop, students will explore a world of languages using activities from the newly published Language Explorers Activity Book.
Wednesday 26th September
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Why do some bilingual children prefer one language over the other? Is it true that bilingual children start speaking late? How can I help my child to develop two languages at the same time? How long will it take for my child to learn the school language? Is it too late to start speaking my mother tongue to my child? These and other questions will be addressed in this informative talk for parents who are raising bilingual or multilingual children. Parents will learn about bilingual language development and about some of the most common strategies to support their child’s linguistic development throughout childhood.  
Thursday 27th September
EuropeMother Tongues’s founder Francesca La Morgia will take part in the conference on Multilingual Education and Cultural Expression, organised by the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture in Brussels. La Morgia will join the roundtable on Strategies and successful practices for language teaching and learning in multilingual countries and the Panel exchange on learning three languages in school.
Thursday 27th September  
Come and listen to a story in one, two, many languages, and sing your favourite childhood lullabies!
In this storytelling session, we’ll take your child through a rich journey of sound, movement and imagery, listening to award-winning children stories performed in several languages. The language of story is universal and young children instinctively follow narrative through gesture, intonation and visual cues from the illustrations. After reading the stories, our storytellers will engage the children in play-based activities to re-live and extend the narrative, learn new words and make connections with different languages, meanings and sounds.
Friday 28th September
On Researchers’ Night young Language Explorers visiting Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork will be entertained with fun languages games based on the Language Explorers Activity Book.

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In Cork or heading to Cork this Culture Night?

If you’re looking for some great language events in Cork have a look at this list!

The Centre for Russian Culture is running a children ceramic art exhibition at Shandon plaza this year. The theme of the exhibition is ‘My Beautiful Cork’. The launch of the exhibition is at 6 pm. We will also provide a free pottery workshop for children and adults between 4 pm and 5.30pm on the day.

19 Dominick St., Shandon
087 148 6403
4pm – 5.30pm

An opportunity to take part in activities through Spanish. Arts and Crafts through Spanish for children Age 4 – 8yrs. Taster class in speaking Spanish. ‘A taste of Spain’: Tapas and Refreshments for those interested in learning more about Spanish cuisine.

19 Patrick’s Hill
086 311 11933
4pm – 8pm


5pm – 6.30pm: Traidisiún Mhúscraí i Halla Uí Riada: Ceardlann trí mheán na Gaelainne agus Taispeántas Amhránaíochta le Conchubhar Ó Luasa ó Screathan, Cúil Aodha. A workshop as Gaeilge with 2017 winner of Corn Uí Riada, sean-nós singer, Conchubhar Ó Luasa, from Cúil Aodha – all welcome!
8pm – 10pm: Spleodar! Ceolta Mhúscraí i Halla Uí Riada. Ceolchoirm spleodrach le Foireann agus Mic Léinn Roinn an Cheoil, UCC i gcomhpháirt le, Conchubhar Ó Luasa Corn Uí Riada i Halla Uí Riada! Bígí linn! Spleodar! A concert as Gaeilge by staff and students of UCC’s Music Department with special guest sean-nós singer, Conchubhar Ó Luasa. Corn Uí
Riada comes to Halla Uí Riada in UCC!

UCC Music Department, Sunday’s Well
021 490 4530

Scoraíocht le ceol agus scéalta ó Loretta Uí Aogáin, múinteoir atá théis an domhan a thaisteal! Amhráin, ceol ón maindilín agus sólaistí! An evening of storytelling and music with the amazing Loretta Uí Aogáin, a teacher who has travelled the world! Songs, music and refreshments, all welcome

6pm – 7.30pm
Lapp’s Quay

CIT BLACKROCK CASTLE OBSERVATORY CIT – Faoi na Réalta – gearrscannáin faoin saol sa spás, faoin gcruinne agus fíricí na réalteolaíochta! Déan luchóga roicéid agus roicéid tuí! Bain triail as teileascóip!
Cosmos at the Castle will be showing short fun videos of life in space, the universe and cosmic astronomy facts. Make rocket mice and straw rockets.

7pm – 10pm: Researchers from BCO Labs and the Cork Astronomy Club will run Globe at Night workshops at MakeSpace. Plus short talks from Cork Sky Friendly Campaign.
8pm – 10pm: Guided stargazing with BCO Labs researchers and Cork Astronomy Club C

Blackrock Castle, Blackrock
021 432 6120

Cork in 1918 – Exhibition

5pm: Alternative Techniques for Music Literacy. Music
Generation Cork City and Cork Academy of Music.
Booking: Eventbrite
6.30pm: Frankenstein – Ocean of Notions Theatre
celebrates 200 years of Mary Shelley’s book. ISL interpreted
7pm: Reading – Patrick Galvin by Mary Fitz-Gerald
7.15pm: Music session with Ger O’Sullivan
7.45pm: Cearta scríbhneoireachta do mhná: Saothair bhanscríbhneoirí ón gcéad seo caite gur deineadh cinsireacht orthu. Sliochta á léamh le Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh agus Peann agus Pár.
8pm: Garth Cartwright, journalist, discusses vinyl with Sheena Crowley – special focus on Rory Gallagher.
9pm: Poetry Collections Launch – with James Harpur and John F. Deane (founder, Poetry Ireland)

5pm – 10pm
Grand Parade
021 492 4902

Casfaidh Cór an Ospidéil, ‘SCRUBS’ agus cóir Gaelscoil Uí Riada amhráin Gaeilge; beidh ceol ó Haley Griffen agus Alison Long; damhsa agus filíocht.
The Hospital Choir ‘Scrubs’ and pupils from Gaelscoil Uí Riada will sing Irish songs; with music from Haley Griffen and Alison Long; dancing and poetry.

5pm – 6.30pm
Cardiac Renal Centre Atrium, Cork University Hospital, Wilton Road

6pm – 7.30pm: Amhránaíocht ar an Sean-Nós 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Damhsa ar an Sean-Nós 8.30pm – 9pm: Club Grinn agus míc oscailte, bígí linn! 6pm – 7.30pm: Sean-Nós singing 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Sean-Nós dancing 8.30pm – 9pm: Comedy Club and open mike as Gaeilge, join us!

6pm – 9pm
22 Cé Uí Shúilleabháin
021 431 0841

‘Idir Dhá Shruth’ – Scannán faisnéise faoin scríbhneoir Frank O’Connor.
Cork Film Festival presents a special Culture Night screening of the documentary film Frank O’Connor- Idir Dhá Shruth (Between Two Streams).
Places Limited: Booking advised –

6.30pm – 7.30pm
North Main Street

Join us in the Quay Co-op Bookshop, for an hour of readings, music and spoken word, celebrating the joy of reading and wordsmithery. Suitable for all ages, including young children and anyone who enjoys the playfulness of the spoken word.

6pm – 7pm
24 Sullivans Quay
021 431 7026

Revival – Poetry of the Counter-Culture 1964- 2017 UCC Library presents posters promoting reading events by iconic poets Allen Ginsberg, Ted Hughes and others. With recordings, and film by original host Tom Pickard who reads on the night. Plus activities for young visitors and amateur wordsmiths.

5pm – 10pm
North Main St.
021 427 8187

Poem-Roam on Culture Night:
5pm – Douglas Street
6pm – Barrack Street
7pm – Grand Parade

7pm – Reading from Patrick Galvin
7.45pm – Ailbhe Ni Ghearbhuigh agus Peann agus Pár
9pm – Book Launches; The White Silhouette by James Harpur and Dear Pilgrims by John. F. Deane, founder of Poetry Ireland and The President of the European Academy of Poetry. Music from violinist Willow Liao.

8.30pm – Poetry-films begin
9.30pm – The Five Word Challenge
10.30pm – Guest performance – Nuala Leonard
11.30pm – Open Mic

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In Galway or heading to Galway this Culture Night?

 If you’re looking for some great language events in  Galway have a look at this list!

Ballybane Library: Mystery Train – Travel through Europe via Three Literary Capitals
Book Club Panel Discussion presents three must–read titles from three different countries.
Ballybane Public Library, Castlepark Road, Ballybane

091 380 590

Russian Cultural Club Alliance at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe
Russian Cultural Club Alliance was established in Galway 14 years ago to support Russian traditions and is actively involved in cultural events in the city. In this event audiences will become acquainted with an outstanding Russian poet’s life and his work which was not only an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought, but also full of poetic intensity. The presentation will be supported by music, visual art and documentaries

15 Middle St
086 284 6463

Charlie Byrne’s: Readings and Radio
The iconic Galway city centre bookshop hosts the now traditional Culture Night literary gathering which invites readings by every Galway author who has had a book published in the last year. Encompassing, fiction, non–fiction, poetry and in any language, authors will read a short selection from their books. Concurrent with the event Galway Bay FM’s Arts Show will broadcast live from the bookshop, with ace presenter Vinnie Browne presenting an evening of live interviews and news, recitals, performances and sessions, drawn from the city’s entire Culture Night programme.

The Cornstore, Middle Street
091 568 766

The Crane: Mick Crehan presents the International Ceilí Band
The Crane Bar is one of Galway’s best known traditional music pubs. It has been a haunt for those who love to play and those who love to listen to them. Join Mick Crehan and a host of Irish traditional musicians from around the world including; Denmark, Japan, Italy, Spain, Brittany, New Zealand and America.

The Crane, 2 Sea Road
091 587 419
9.30pm – late

Le Petit Pois: Screening of Franco Iranian movie – Persepolis
Iconic French restaurant Le Petit Pois returns to Culture Night, screening Persepolis with English subtitles. Persepolis is a 2007 adult animated comedy-drama film based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian revolution.

Victoria Place
091 330 880

Culture Night at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe: Backstage at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe
An Taibhdhearc, the national language theatre, opens its doors to invite you backstage to see behind the scenes and view this famous theatre’s history of favourite productions, in the company of our charming Front of House team. Tours every 20 minutes.

15 Middle St
091 562 024

Salsa Bay Galway: Afro–Caribbean Evening
Afro–Caribbean evening featuring dance workshops and social dance. Experience the Latin Rhythms and its culture – something different for all ages to join. No partner required.


Áras na nGael
45, Dominick Street, Lr
085 138 0719
7.30pm – late

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Culture Night 2018 – an overview of language events!

#CultureNight #OícheChultúir #LanguagExplorers

Friday, 21st September 2018
It’s been already 13 years since #CultureNight has been an amazing and free opportunity to explore a range of venues across Ireland and join the celebration of art, creativity and culture!  If you’re looking for some great language events in Dublin have a look at this list!

Mother Tongues at Culture Night#TheGutterBookshop
Join one of Dublin’s best independent booksellers for the most exciting evening of the year! At 5 pm, The Hellenic Community of Ireland and Mother Tongues invite you to a multilingual storytelling session for children. All welcome.

Time 5pm–5.45pm
Address Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, D8
Tel 01 679 9026



Visit Ireland’s only school specialising in teaching Portuguese. Enjoy an evening of lusophone music, film excerpts and readings from some of the best-known writers and poets in Portuguese from Angola, Brazil and Portugal. Enjoy a cafezinho whilst browsing the mini-library or learning about Portuguese-speaking countries through the school’s exhibition.

Time 5pm–11pm
Address 9 Abbey St Lower, D1
Web portugueselanguage
Tel 087 164 1521

Cuir críoch le Culture Night by immersing yourself in ceol as Gaeilge in Club Chonradh na Gaeilge. A céilí will take place from 9 pm to 10.30pm, with live music and craic galore. Come along and finish your evening with a jig and a reel! There will also be live traditional musical performances by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

Time 7pm–11pm
Address 6 Sráid Fhearchair, D2
Tel 01 475 7401

#ConradhNaGaeilge Heritage
Téigh go Conradh na Gaeilge to experience #Irish language & culture. Take a tour of the historic building where Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera once worked and see it come to life. Glac páirt i dturas treoraithe a spreagfaidh tú le níos mó a fháilt amach faoi athbheochan na Gaeilge. Ticéid ar fáil | Tickets available:

Time 6.30pm–9.30pm
Address 6 Sráid Fhearchair, D2
Tel 01 475 7401

Check out some unmissable family events at the Alliance Française! Bring your team to the library for the multimedia treasure hunt from 6pm to 8pm for a chance to win goodies and prizes, before heading to the building’s French restaurant for a concert by folk-pop group Alcaz. The restaurant will be open serving treats and drinks for guests to enjoy.

Time 6pm–10pm
Address 1 Kildare St, D2
Tel 01 676 1732

The Goethe-Institut is back at 37 Merrion Square! To celebrate the restoration of their gorgeous Georgian building to its former glory, they’re filling it with culture from far and near for Culture Night 2018. Come along and enjoy dance performances, a Sci-Fi reading, art in The Return gallery, film screenings and info on their language classes and library.

Time 4pm–10pm
Address 37 Merrion Square, D2
Tel 01 680 1100

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania #lithuanianembassydublin
Learn about creativity and the artistic potential of Lithuanians in Ireland; folk music and dancing, poetry, and traditional crafts. Artist Jolita Jarutienè will exhibit her paintings on the experience of returning to Lithuania and back again. The embassy will be serving a range of Lithuanian snacks and delicacies throughout the evening.

Time 5pm–11pm
Address 47 Aliesbury Rd, Ballsbridge, D4
Tel 01 203 5757

Italian Institute of Culture #italianinstituteofculturedublin
Promoting Italy’s image from the heart of Dublin city for many years, the IIC celebrates Italian culture by showcasing the nation’s many artistic and intellectual productions. This year, the Institute presents an evening of Italian opera in collaboration with Lyric Opera Productions. All are welcome to enjoy live performances of masterpieces of the opera tradition from talented singers.

Time 5.30pm–9.30pm
Address 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, D2
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Tel 01 662 0509

Take a close look at the arts in Spanish through a multidisciplinary and exciting new programme. Dancing, music, poetry, and gastronomy come together in a combination of traditional and modern artistic expressions, in a vivid journey from Flamenco dance and tapas to hip-hop and spoken word performances.

Time 5pm–10.30pm
Address Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, D2
Tel 01 631 0000

Singer songwriter Enda Reilly will perform a mix of songs in Irish from his album Amhráin Nua i nGaeilge/New Songs and English language songs with Yeats Poetry from his album Whorls. Historian Liz Gillis will give a talk entitled ‘The Irish Women’s Suffragette Movement’.

Time 6pm–8.30pm
Address Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham, D14
Tel 01 494 1900

The Bible is the world’s best-selling book. Explore the story of the Bible and how we can read and interpret it, centuries after it was written, with aids for introducing the Bible to children. Come see displays of the Bible in many different languages, and printed editions from the 17th century to the present day.

Time 5pm–10pm
Address 28 Bachelor’s Walk, D1
Web immanuelchurchdublin. org
Tel 01 873 0829

Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúir #IrishCulturalCentre
Dublin’s premier Irish Cultural Centre invites all to a free event of a guided tour around the wonderful 1840 Georgian headquarters of Muintir Chrónáin. The tour will be followed by a wonderful evening of an Irish set & Céilí dancing lessons, traditional Irish music, dance, song and a cúpla focal for all levels, from 8.30pm.

Time 8.30pm–12pm
Address Watery Lane, Orchard Rd, D22
Tel 01 457 4847

The Sugar Club
Farah Elle will sing a special one-off set in Arabic. Habibi Funk will DJ forgotten treasures from the 1970s / 1980s Arabic world. Yankari will perform another jaw-dropping set of Nigerian afrobeat & DJ Kixx / Papa Lou will play records from all over the world. Lastly, Lil Portie will feed everyone. They specialise in Jamaican & Caribbean food, but for this event will bring a North African / Middle Eastern influence to the table too. Couple more bits TBA as well.

Music: Habibi Funk (DJ, Jakarta Records), Yankari (LIVE, Nigeria / Éire), Farah Elle (LIVE, Libya / Éire), Moving Still (DJ, Éire / Saudi Arabia), Moiketsi aka DJ Kixx (DJ, Lesotho / Éire), DJ Dubble V (DJ, Italy / Eire), Papa Lou (DJ, Rialto / Éire)
Food: Lil Portie //
Woweembeem: occasional parties and mixtapes promoting afrobeat, reggae, latin & rare grooves. Celebratory sounds to nourish the soul. Music from Africa, the Caribbean, South America and all corners of the globe.

Time 9.00pm–03.00 am
Address 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland D02 ET9
Tel (01) 678 7188

Find lots more in #CultureNight brochures on