Experience Dublin: Local Festivities

GrĂ¡inne Hand Assistant Director


June 8, 2022

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind for everyone at the Arcadia Center. We are so excited to have welcomed first out Limerick Students, and now our Dublin students have arrived are settling into their accommodations. Having students participate in classes and events in our center this summer is something we have been so looking forward to and are excited to kick off.

In Addition to our summer programs (click here to check those out!), our students have come at the best time, as this is the first summer that Ireland is back to its full host of events in 3 years! Trails, festivals, beaches, and exhibits are in bloom this week and below are some of are favored recommendations in Dublin:

Ulysses @Abbey Theatre, 10-16 June

“2022 marks 100 years since the publication of one of the greatest modern novels, Ulysses by James Joyce. Acclaimed actor Barry McGovern has celebrated this famous text for over 20 years, reading excerpts from the novel every Bloomsday. Now, in this centenary year, he takes to the Peacock stage to read the complete book over seven consecutive days, ending on Bloomsday, Thursday 16th June.” More info on this Bloomsday event here!

UCD Festival @Belfield, 11 June

“The festival will feature a variety of cultural and literary conversations, masterclasses, workshops, science demonstrations, performances, Irish language events and digital resources. These events reflect the four themes of UCD’s ‘Rising to the Future’ strategy; Creating a Sustainable Global Society, Transforming through Digital Technology, Building a Healthy World, and Empowering Humanity.” More on UCD festival here!

Irish Famine Exhibition

“The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word ‘Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the ‘Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. The story boards display rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, contemporary sketches as well as maps and statistical information. Experience the deeply moving story of the Irish Potato Famine, a catastrophic event in Irish History.” Check out more here!

There are more recommendations to come later this month. For now, don’t forget to tag us in your adventures with #arcadiaireland to be featured on our Instagram page. Cheers!