Between the 7th and 9th of November comes to Dublin the second edition of The Beatles Festival. The festival which was released last year and intended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the only group performance in Dublin in 1963, was a great success and the fans demanded a new edition.
In this edition we will enjoy a tribute to the band, table quiz, workshops, film screenings and even an interview with Neil Innes, the English writer and performer of comic songs. The Strawberry Sunday is one of the festival's most popular events, the Scottish band Revolver is the most awaited performance, along with the British band Johnny and the Moondogs.
This is an opportunity for the Beatlemaniacs to enjoy a program full of events in the city center of Dublin. If you want to know all the details of the festival or to purchase tickets for any of the events, please visit the official website of the festival.
The streets of Dublin will be filled with sporting spirit, happiness and solidarity during the upcoming 35th edition of the Dublin Marathon on 27 of October.
The route of the marathon, 26.2 miles, is mostly on flat ground and is carried out in a single lap, starting and finishing closeness to the city center. The race will start in three different waves: 9:00 a.m., 9:10 a.m. and 9:20a.m. The money raised will be donated to charitable purposes.
The weekend before the event will be the Dublin Marathon EXPO where you can collect the number for the race, in the Main Hall of the RDS in Ballsbridge. The time to collect the packages will be between 11am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 October. Do not forget to take your ID card. In the package, plus your number, you will find: pins, a road map and a numbered sticker (to identify your bag if you want to leave your personal items in the enabled area). The back number includes a chip that lets you control the time of the race and it is important to carry it.
You can find all necessary information and the registration form for the race on the official event website. Run for good cause!
Ethiopian Airlines will offer a new route between Dublin and Los Angeles. The Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe, said: "California is an important market for Irish tourism and this new service to Los Angeles will help us continue to grow in the number of visitors we receive from USA in the medium term."
The new agreement allows the largest airline in Africa to stop and pick up passengers in Dublin Airport, en route to the American city from Africa. Ethiopian Airlines will operate the route between Dublin, Los Angeles and Addis Ababa starting next summer and throughout the year. The agreement was signed under the rights of the air Fifth freedom, allowing the airline to sell tickets in all sections of the route.
The frequency of the route will be 3 times a week from Addid Ababa to Los Angeles aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The stop in Dublin will be two hours, just enough time for new passengers to go through security checks and check in their bags.
The news came just a few days after the news that Dublin would be connected to Reykjavick from June 2015. The only thing we can do is wait until next summer!
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Two new routes have been added to the schedule at Dublin Airport for next year. Reykjavik and East Midlands will have their own routes in 2015.
The Icelandic low-cost airline, WOW, announced that Dublin and Reykjavik will be connected throughout the year from next summer, three times a week. WOW will thus become the first airline to operate the route between these two countries regularly. Iceland has enjoyed a tourism boom in the last few years due to the increased air routes, the devaluation of the national currency and a sustained international marketing campaign.
Moreover, Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, said the East Midlands Airport in the UK will also have a connection to Dublin with two daily flights. The Irish airline expects to add 70,000 new passengers to each region.
Good news arrives from the Ministry of Finance: the Irish GDP (Gross domestic product) is growing.
The trend has started at the beginning of the year but lately has increased, and it’s dragging along the hope for some cuts on the taxes in the near future.
After the property-market and banking collapse that Ireland faced some years ago and the subsequent austerity period, the Emerald Island seems to have recovered from the crisis.
In the last three month (June, July and August), the GDP grew of the 7.7% more than the same period last year. An incredible data, that makes Ireland the EU country with the faster growth.
The macroecomony research company Capital Economy, predicts that the Irish economy will increase to “something closer to 5%”.
It is still early to claim that the Celtic Tiger is back, but what it sure is that the news is encouraging for all Irish people.
The Euro 2020 will be held for the first time in 13 different locations and Dublin is one of them! The capital of the Republic of Ireland has been chosen by FIFA as one of the venues for Euro 2020, but it is still 6 years away before some details are known.
In total there will be four matches played in Dublin, three games of the group stage and a quarter final games.
The stadium where the matches will take place will be the Aviva Stadium, which opened in 2010 after a major refurbishment of its predecessor, Landsdowne Road Stadium and can accommodate 51,700 spectators. The Aviva Stadium is the only one on the island that has the status of UEFA Elite Stadium.
Euro 2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of the European competition and to celebrate FIFA decided that for the first time in history would take place in different cities over the European continent. Along with Dublin, some cities such as Brussels, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Bilbao, Amsterdam and Budapest will host the group stages and further matches. The quarterfinals will take place in Munich, Baku, Rome and St. Petersburg.
The finals and semi-finals will take place in London at the legendary Wembley Stadium under the watchful eyes of 90,000 spectators. Now we can only hope!
The Dublin Theatre Festival returns from September 25 –October 12. The festival, which started in 1957, has become the event best able to gather artists, stage managers and a passionate audience for this art. For 18 days you can immerse yourself in the world of performing arts, this is Europe's oldest specialist theatre festival.
Besides, it is frequent appearances of some famous actors like Vanessa Redgrave, actress in Letters to Juliet and Oscar-winning for Julia.
One of the main attractions will be the world premiere of "The Mariner" by award-winning director Tony Hugo Hamilton, in the Gate Theatre in Dublin. It’s a play full of intrigue and sincerity at the same time. For people that are looking for a classic play, can attend to the representation of the famous play wrote by William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
You can find information on the various festival events and book your tickets on the official website.
Come and enjoy free the Culture Night for everyone!
As each year in major cities and regions of Ireland take place the Culture Night, which this year will come about on 19th of September. More than 900 places have signed up to offer free events and live performances at the ninth edition. Last year the event gathered about 350,000 people. Will it exceed this number?
The organization of the Culture Night has worked to make it able. More cities, more events, more visibility ... The museums, galleries, cultural centers, schools ... etc. They will open only for that night that assures entertainment, adventure and lots of culture!
Locals and visitors can enjoy the experience in 28 different locations spread throughout the Emerald Isle, a record on this event.
You can visit the GPO or Croke Park Stadium, participate in dance workshops, access to the Flamenco school or go to The Dublin Whiskey Company. There is also space for the children with Dublinia. Besides you can find several tours to Discover Dublin: Temple Bar Tour, Historic Tour, Museum Tour, Docklands Tour or South Georgian Music Trail Tour.
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will participate in the events, like RTÉ that will make a special 3 hour program with live street interviews and participation of recognized characters.
See all events in the festival's official website and keep in mind that some require reservations.
This week, 3 companies have announced the creation of 80 jobs in Dublin and Meath.
In fact, SWG and MDS Global Technologies, which are part of the SmartStart global accelerator programme, has decided to hire each 25 persons over the next two years in Meath. This US-company works in new technologies respectively about telecommunications networks and IP data.
Minister of Innovation in Ireland, Damien English said this is a “very significant development for County Meath the region and indeed Ireland as we continue to attract high potential start-ups and established technology SMEs looking to expand in to Europe”.
Moreover, The Dublin Whiskey Company will invest in its old site in Mile Street in order to renovate it. That means that more than 60 employees will be recruited at the beginning of the construction (2015) and 30 jobs will be permanent. A great news for unemployed people, but also for Whiskey fans!