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Page Turner: Dalkey Book Festival

Creative Ireland takes to the road with a special series of talks, debates and discussions at this year’s Dalkey Book Festival.

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Creative Ireland in the European spotlight

Long considered the heart of Irish culture in France, the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris continues its artistic showcase of Ireland with exceptional residencies, exhibitions and events. 

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Cruinniú na Cásca a nationwide sensation

Ireland’s first-ever Cruinniú na Cásca celebration went off with a bang on Easter Monday, with more than half a million people across the country taking part in the visionary new festival. 

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Music & Dance at Cruinniú na Cásca

An exciting variety of free, family-friendly events are taking place nationwide for the first ever Easter Monday Cruinniú na Cásca celebration and fans of music and dance are in for a very special treat.  
 

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What’s Happening in Dublin for Cruinniú na Cásca?

There’s so much happening this Easter Monday in Dublin to mark the first-ever Cruinniú na Cásca, a national day of creativity with something for everyone to explore and enjoy. Find out what’s on in a zone near you. 

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Talks & Tours at Cruinniú na Cásca

There are so many things to see and do around Ireland this Easter Monday at the inaugural Cruinniú na Cásca celebration, and, for the curious, even more ways to learn about the many diverse aspects of Irish life, past and present. See for yourself by attending a discussion, talk or tour. 

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Cruinniú na Cásca: What's Happening Nationwide?

On Easter Monday, April 17, the very first Cruinniú na Cásca celebration takes place across the country. This new, large-scale, free festival invites members of the public nationwide to join in a vibrant celebration of contemporary Irish life and creativity. While Dublin hosts the festival’s largest hub, the programme of events nationwide is as culturally captivating as it is varied.

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Creative Ireland's public workshops are now open

Open meetings are currently taking place across the country, inviting members of the general public, as well as representatives from all sectors of the local community, to join the discussion about how the Creative Ireland programme will enable creativity for all citizens. 

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Creative Ireland Programme presented in London

Minister Heather Humphreys, TD was at a special event in London this week to present details of the Creative Ireland Programme / Clár Éire Ildánach to key stakeholders from across the UK arts and cultural sector and members of the Irish diaspora in Britain.

Culture Ireland has already pledged more than €140,000 in funding for Irish artists performing in the UK this year, and it was confirmed that a further grant will be announced in April.

The Minister also revealed exciting plans for the re-opening in June 2017 of the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith.

The Centre, which has showcased Irish artists for over 22 years, has undergone extensive renovations with financial support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Emigrant Support Programme, and when it once more opens its doors to the public this summer, is set to act as a thriving hub for the Irish arts and culture community in Britain.