Social Inclusion Celebrations Calendar 2017

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Event /Activity


Sept 14 - Thurs

Dublin:  A  Welcoming City


The Lord Mayor will announce a calendar of diverse events and activities to celebrate social inclusion in the city



Palace Street

Sept 17 - Sun

MEASC - Family Day: 

Festival celebrating the rich diversity of cultures, faith and communities in Dublin

Merrion Square Park


12 – 6pm

Sept 18 – Mon

Arts Facilitation Programme:  

For parents and children availing of Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People Services


Dublin Regional Homeless Executive / North West Inner City Network

Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People Services

Sept 19 - Tues

Culture, Faith, Cohesion:  Moving from Tolerance to Inclusion

Conference to raise of growing religious diversity in our cities and highlight the important contributions our faith communities make to civil society


Dublin City Interfaith Forum / Council of Europe

Richmond Barracks


9.30 – 5.00

Sept 20 - Wed

Dublin Comhairle  na nOg

Showcase event to launch the video on Youth Homelessness and Aftercare System.


Smock Alley Theatre


1.45 – 4.00

Sept 20 – Wed


Irish Sign Language Week:

Drumming Traditions of the World Workshops:


Workshop 1: Students from Holy Family School for the Deaf participate in a hands-on workshop on drumming traditions of the world.


Workshop 2: Hands-on energetic workshop where participants will learn to play traditional rhythms together on congas, djembes, bongos and dun duns.



Dublin’s Culture Connects / Irish Deaf Society

National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts & History

Collins Barracks








Sept 27 - Wed

Premiere of Sightless Cinema 2017

A programme of short radio plays in surround sound, where all the pictures will be in your head!  Project is a lively mix, devised and performed by groups of blind and visually impaired people.


White Cane Audio Theatre / NCBI / DCU

Light House Cinema



6.45 (running time 90mins)

Sept 27- Wed

Sports Day for Older Adults:

55 + Multi sports and activities.

Dublin City Sports & Well-Being Partnership

Trinity College


10.00 – 3.00

Sept 27 – Wed

Voters Registration Awareness:

Promotion of migrants rights to vote in local elections.  Information stand and workshop to extend and enhance the understanding of democratic engagement and participation


Immigrant Council of Ireland / Public Libraries

Central Library

Ilac Centre


12.00 – 3.00



Sept 27 – Wed

“Memories and Melodies”

A musical tour of Richmond Barracks and experience the lost untold chapters of Irish History for older people.


Age Friendly, Housing & Community

Richmond Barracks

Sept 28 - Thurs

Launch of book “Our Stories"- an  Intercultural Storytelling Project

The ISP was set up to encourage community building and a two way model of integration between the established communities and the new Irish who are coping to understand the language and culture of their new home. 


Dublin City Intercultural Language Services

Central Library

Ilac Centre

Sept 28 – Thurs

"KNOWING DUBLIN" – Public Libraries

 Launch of an updated guide to how Dublin City Council works; how it achieves its aims and where to find out more about issues that affect all citizens and encourages civic participation.

Central Library

Ilac Centre



Sept 28 - Thurs

National HIV Conference:  HIV Social Inclusion,  Stigma & Social Policy 1987-2017

Conference will focus on Irish policy responses to date, gaps and barriers that exist today in responding to rising figures in Ireland and proposed solutions.

Smock Alley Theatre

Oct 4 - Wed

Photographic exhibition showcasing the social inclusion work being done by the Housing & Community Department  throughout the year


Civic Offices




Oct - tbc

Thrive Program: 

Multi activities for adults with mental health difficulties.


Dublin City Sports & Well-Being Partnership


Oct 4 - Wed

“Dear Me”Postcard Campaign

Campaign to raise awareness in society of the challenges and difficulties of “coming out”.


All Sorts LGBT / Talk About Youth Project /  St. Andrew’s Resource Centre


Civic Offices

Oct 20 - Fri

Let’s Walk & Talk for Migrants

By Eanna Ni Lamhna


Botanic Gardens

Oct -  11 – 13


An Eduction, Empowerment & Well-Being movement dedicated to GenZ – aged 15-20.  This event provides a supportive and innovative environment to highlight and address what really matters to young people in Ireland today.

It brings all those invested in the development and well-being of young people to one place.

Main Hall,


Oct 19 - Thurs

Diwali - Festival of Lights

Festival to celebrate Irish Indian contemporary culture.

City Hall


7 – 10pm

Oct 21 – Sat

Dublin Human Rights Festival: 

Celebrating human rights in Dublin.  Diverse series of workshops, talks, debates and exhibitions.  Opportunity to engage with the audiences on issues such as women’s rights, LGBTI rights, refugee rights.

Science Gallery


12 – 6 pm