Nigerian Carnival Ireland comes to Ballymun

Dublin City Council is proud to support Nigerian Carnival Ireland (NCI) as they bring the sight, sound and taste of Nigeria to Ballymun, from 17th – 23rd August 2015.  

Ballymun will come alive with an explosion of entertainment and cultural celebration. The event will be the biggest and most popular mainstream Nigerian outdoor event in Ireland bringing Nigerians and many other cultures together.

Activates are designed to educate and enlighten people about Nigeria and Nigerians while showcasing the rich culture and commercial vibrancy of the country.  The aim of the NCI is to promote integration, celebrate cultural diversity and heritage, and to inform and educate people about the diverse cultures of Nigeria.

The carnival is open to the public and participants can take part in the Carnival Parade on Saturday 22nd August at the Plaza, Ballymun from 12 noon. An exciting journey into Nigeria through various activities lined up for the day include hair braiding, head gear tying, learning Nigerian dialects and drumming and dancing workshops.  Children can enjoy fun rides, games, face painting, story-telling and dancing.  There will also be tastings of delicious, palate tingling, mouth-watering, traditional Nigerian foods and drinks for all to enjoy.

"Nigerian Carnival Ireland is so excited to be moving into its new home in Ballymun this 6th year. The festival is a platform for all cultures to come together to share their culture and learn about other cultures, so all are welcomed to come and enjoy an informative, educative and fun filled week from 17th-23rd August, especially on Saturday 22nd August at the Plaza Ballymun. Bring your family and friends" said Yemi Adenuga, Carnival Director, NCI.

Brian Mongey, Events Co-ordinator in Ballymun says “Dublin City Council is proud to support the Nigerian Carnival Festival coming to Ballymun this August. This free family friendly event will guarantee lots of fun with live performances from various Nigerian, local and other cultural music artists. It is the first of its kind to come to Ballymun”.


Notes to the Editor:

The line-up of events for the week:

Date  Time  Venue Event
Mon. 17/8  7pm-9pm Axis Ballymun Theatre Welcome Ceremoney and Photo Call (Open Event)
Tues. 18/8  12pm -2pm Take-off from Axis Ballymun Int'l Participants Tour (Closed Event)
   3pm-6pm Axis Ballymun Children's Cultural Day (Open Event)
Wed. 19/8  2pm-4pm Take-off from Axis Ballymun NCI Fundraising Charity Walk (Open Event)
   6pm-8pm  Sandy Hill Celtic, Coultry Park  Charity Football Match (Open Event)
       (both events in support of Aisling Project Ballymun)
Thurs. 20/8 10am-3pm Civic Centre, Ballymun  Business Investment and Tourism Expo (Open Event)
7pm - 10pm Civic Centre, Ballymun  Fashion Show/Costume Night (Open Event)
Sat. 22/8 12pm-8pm The Plaza, Ballymun NCI Grand Carnival Day (Open Event)
Sun. 23/8 4pm-9pm Civic Centre, Ballymun NCI Award Gala ( Strictly Invitation only)

All events are FREE to attend.
Businesses and organisations are invited to book a stand at the various events to promote their products and services. They can also advertise in the Official NCI Magazine. For booking and advert details visit: