Saturday 1st January 2011 to Monday 7th February 2011
Picturing New York
Picturing New York comprises 145 masterworks from the photographic collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, covering the period from the 1880s to the present day.
It celebrates the tradition of photographing New York, a tradition that frames and influences the perception of this vibrant urban centre. Including photographs by such influential photographers as Berenice Abbot, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Lisette Model, Alfred Stieglitz and Cindy Sherman, it explores both New York and its inhabitants, highlighting associations – from the vast, overwhelming architecture and bright lights, to the diversity of people that lie at the soul of the city.
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Saturday 16th January 2010 to Monday 24th May 2010
Witness to War: the War of Independence and the Civil War through the lens of W.D. Hogan
The photographer WD Hogan had unique access to the events of the War of Independence and Civil War in Ireland between 1920 and 1923. Hogan had a ringside seat at many historically significant events during these years. While many critics argue that his photographs of this key period in Irish history are one-sided, they provide an undeniably powerful record nonetheless.
The exhibition will be of particular interest to schoolchildren
National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar
Sunday 26th September 2010 to Friday 31st December 2010
A fabulous evening of traditional entertainment at The Irish House Party
For anyone interested in a night of authentic Irish music and dancing, this is one party you really shouldnt miss.
Set in a cozy Georgian house-hotel in leafy and historic Dublin 4, The Irish House Party is dinner and entertainment with a twist, a musical and dance celebration, where guests can participate in the action.
The Irish House Party was something of a revolt by Dublin musicians against the cheesy and the twee. It is traditional Irish music and dance at its best performed by All Ireland champion musicians, dancers and entertaining presenters.
A four course dinner, with a choice of delicious Irish dishes kicks off proceedings. Guests are give a song book and are taught a song in the Irish language, while rookie Riverdancers get trhe chance to learn some Irish dancing steps.
More reserved types meanwhile, can simply sit back and enjoy the show.
A light-hearted introduction to Irelands literary and musical legacy, and some great stories about Dublin and its characters, further enhance this unique mix of entertainment with a touch of education.
The intimate setting of The Lansdowne Hotel, one of Dublin's quaint Georgian house hotels, adds to the nights charm- and gives you the welcome option of booking a room for the night.
And when you return home, you can amaze your friends and family with your local knowledge and hidden talents.... what a great souvenir.
Adult Prices: Dinner and Party €48 / Party Only €20
Children Prices: Dinner and Party: 15 Euro / Party only: 8 Euro.
Activity suitable for kids:
On arrival you are welcomed by the Fear an Tí for an evening suitable for all the family that will both entertain and educate! Reservation is essential.
The Irish House Party
Saturday 12th June 2010 to Wednesday 16th June 2010
June 16th is BLOOMSDAY, the day in 1904 on which all the action of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses takes place. It is celebrated every year on 16th June by Joyceans all over the world.
In Dublin, where the novel is set, Bloomsday celebrations go on for a week from the 12th to the 16th June, with most of the attention on the day itself.
It is traditional to dress up and go out for the day, visiting the locations of the book and taking part in readings, walks and convivial activities of all sorts which in some way connect with Ulysses, its author and its world.
Dublin City Centre
Wednesday 15th December 2010 to Saturday 5th February 2011
Arrah na Pogue
A rip-roaring romantic adventure
As night falls on the Wicklow mountains, popular rebel Beamish MacCaul is lying in wait. He’s out to ambush Michael Feeny and relieve him of a ‘big lump of money’ from rent collected. That done, he’s off to marry Fanny Power. There’s no stopping our man Beamish!
Down in the valley, love is in the air for Shaun the Post and our heroine Arrah Meelish too. But Arrah has a secret. And Michael Feeny’s found out. As Shaun and Arrah celebrate their wedding, revenge comes a-calling.
Now, love must conquer all – including the hangman’s noose.
Enjoy Arrah na Pogue – a rollicking good tale of romance and rmisadventure with rascally rebels, villainous villains, love struck young ‘uns … and sheep.
Delightful entertainment for all the family.