Past Events - News

24th May 2016
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Meet one of our Africa Day 2016 Champions, Salome Mbugua! Salome Mbugua is a native of Kenya and has lived in Ireland since 1994. She is the founder, former CEO and currently the Honorary President of AkiDwA – the African and migrant Women’s Network Ireland.  She has over 20 years’ experience of working with under-represented groups, in particular women, children and young people, in… Read More
19th May 2016
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Meet one of our Africa Day 2016 Champions, Zane Kirchner! Zane Kirchner is a 31-year-old international rugby union player from South Africa’s Western Cape province. In 2013, the fullback moved to Ireland with his wife and daughter, and joined the Leinster Rugby team for an initial two-year contract. He recommitted to Leinster in April 2015. We caught up with Zane… Read More
18th May 2016
NO REPRO FEE 11/5/2016 Pictured today at the launch of Africa Day 2016, which is supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs, were Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, centre, with Michael Yohannes, 3rd from left,, General Manager Ethiopian Airlines, Dublin Bus members, performers, and Miss Africa Ireland Chanceline Kangayan, to right of Minister Flanagan. Irish Aid's flagship Africa Day event will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate, Dublin on Sunday the 29th May. The free event will run from 11am to 6pm and all will see will see free live music performances on three stages with Kila, Ajo Arkestra, Feather, Sidiki Dembele Sextet, Jafaris and many more. There will also be a dedicated 'kidzone' and African Bazaar offering traditional African drumming and dance workshops, hair-braiding, storytelling and face-painting. Dublin Bus will provide a free shuttle-bus service from the Heuston Bridge / Parkgate Street bus stop into the Phoenix Park. Ethiopian Airlines has come on board as a sponsor of the 'Mount Kiddimanjaro' children's area. Africa Day events will also take place in other locations across Ireland (including Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford) in the week leading up to 29th May. For further information on Africa Day please visit www.africaday.ie. Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
NO REPRO FEE 11/5/2016 Pictured today at the launch of Africa Day 2016, which is supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs, were Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, centre, with Michael Yohannes, 3rd from left,, General Manager Ethiopian Airlines, Dublin Bus members, performers, and Miss Africa Ireland Chanceline Kangayan, to right of Minister Flanagan. Irish Aid's flagship Africa Day event will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate, Dublin on Sunday the 29th May. The free event will run from 11am to 6pm and all will see will see free live music performances on three stages with Kila, Ajo Arkestra, Feather, Sidiki Dembele Sextet, Jafaris and many more. There will also be a dedicated 'kidzone' and African Bazaar offering traditional African drumming and dance workshops, hair-braiding, storytelling and face-painting. Dublin Bus will provide a free shuttle-bus service from the Heuston Bridge / Parkgate Street bus stop into the Phoenix Park. Ethiopian Airlines has come on board as a sponsor of the 'Mount Kiddimanjaro' children's area. Africa Day events will also take place in other locations across Ireland (including Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford) in the week leading up to 29th May. For further information on Africa Day please visit www.africaday.ie. Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
We’re very excited to share a special behind-the-scenes video from the Africa Day 2016 launch, which took place on Wednesday, 11th May at Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park. At the launch, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan TD, announced this year’s programme of events to mark Africa Day 2016, supported by Irish Aid. Featured at the launch were: Minister for… Read More
13th May 2016
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The Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho in Dublin is one of the youngest Lesotho Missions abroad. The Embassy was officially opened in 2005. At that time, the Mission was only accredited to the Republic of Ireland. Since 2008, it has been accredited to the five Nordic countries on a non-resident basis, namely, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. H.E.… Read More
12th May 2016
NO REPRO FEE 11/5/2016 Pictured today at the launch of Africa Day 2016, which is supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs, were Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, centre, with Michael Yohannes, 3rd from left,, General Manager Ethiopian Airlines, Dublin Bus members, performers, and Miss Africa Ireland Chanceline Kangayan, to right of Minister Flanagan. Irish Aid's flagship Africa Day event will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate, Dublin on Sunday the 29th May. The free event will run from 11am to 6pm and all will see will see free live music performances on three stages with Kila, Ajo Arkestra, Feather, Sidiki Dembele Sextet, Jafaris and many more. There will also be a dedicated 'kidzone' and African Bazaar offering traditional African drumming and dance workshops, hair-braiding, storytelling and face-painting. Dublin Bus will provide a free shuttle-bus service from the Heuston Bridge / Parkgate Street bus stop into the Phoenix Park. Ethiopian Airlines has come on board as a sponsor of the 'Mount Kiddimanjaro' children's area. Africa Day events will also take place in other locations across Ireland (including Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford) in the week leading up to 29th May. For further information on Africa Day please visit www.africaday.ie. Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
NO REPRO FEE 11/5/2016 Pictured today at the launch of Africa Day 2016, which is supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs, were Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, centre, with Michael Yohannes, 3rd from left,, General Manager Ethiopian Airlines, Dublin Bus members, performers, and Miss Africa Ireland Chanceline Kangayan, to right of Minister Flanagan. Irish Aid's flagship Africa Day event will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate, Dublin on Sunday the 29th May. The free event will run from 11am to 6pm and all will see will see free live music performances on three stages with Kila, Ajo Arkestra, Feather, Sidiki Dembele Sextet, Jafaris and many more. There will also be a dedicated 'kidzone' and African Bazaar offering traditional African drumming and dance workshops, hair-braiding, storytelling and face-painting. Dublin Bus will provide a free shuttle-bus service from the Heuston Bridge / Parkgate Street bus stop into the Phoenix Park. Ethiopian Airlines has come on board as a sponsor of the 'Mount Kiddimanjaro' children's area. Africa Day events will also take place in other locations across Ireland (including Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford) in the week leading up to 29th May. For further information on Africa Day please visit www.africaday.ie. Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, 11th May 2016 Minister Flanagan invites the public to attend Africa Day events in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford Minister launches Africa Day 2016 programme Free Family-Friendly Events highlighting Ireland-Africa Links The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D., has today (11.05.16) announced this year’s programme of events to mark Africa Day 2016,… Read More
12th May 2016
17/06/2015 - NEWS  ON LINE  - BOOK WINNERS    
(from left) Mary O'Connor, winner adult category, Barbara Wilson, Irish Aid, Anne Wambua, winnner secondary school category, Martin Doyle, assistant literary editor The Irish Times, and Shane Healy, winner primary school category, at the presentation of prizes in The Irish Times / Irish Aid Africa Day Writing Competition. 
Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times
17/06/2015 - NEWS  ON LINE  - BOOK WINNERS    
(from left) Mary O'Connor, winner adult category, Barbara Wilson, Irish Aid, Anne Wambua, winnner secondary school category, Martin Doyle, assistant literary editor The Irish Times, and Shane Healy, winner primary school category, at the presentation of prizes in The Irish Times / Irish Aid Africa Day Writing Competition. 
Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times
The deadline has been extended for The Irish Times Africa Day writing competition. Entries will now be accepted until Friday, 20th May 2016 at 5pm. Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem relating to the relationships and interactions between Ireland and Africa. Entries are being sought in three categories: Primary school (maximum word count 250 words) Secondary… Read More
11th May 2016
Ethiopian Airlines Sponsorship
Ethiopian Airlines Sponsorship
We’re delighted to announce that Ethiopian Airlines has come on board as a sponsor for the Africa Day Kids’ Zone, Mount Kiddimanjaro, at the Africa Day 2016 Dublin flagship event! Ethiopian Airlines is recognised as both the fastest growing airline on the African continent and the most profitable. Ethiopian’s fleet is modern with an average age of 5 years and a… Read More
10th May 2016
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Meet one of our Africa Day 2016 Champions, Onai Tafuma! Onai Tafuma is 17 years old and was born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. She moved to Donegal when she was two years old and lived there for two years before moving to Drogheda, which has now become her home. Onai is very passionate about dancing and has been… Read More
9th May 2016
Malaika final announcement
Malaika final announcement
*UPDATE: NC Grey has been moved to the main stage, Kwassa Kwassa. See the full event listing here.* We’re thrilled to announce that NC Grey, Kiruu and Strange Attractor complete the Malaika stage line-up at ‪#‎AfricaDay2016‬! NC Grey NC Grey is a Soul singer/songwriter. She is influenced by icons like Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Jill Scott. Growing up in church choirs,… Read More
6th May 2016
Final Atilogwu Announcement
Final Atilogwu Announcement
We’re very excited to announce the acts who will complete the Atilogwu stage line-up at #AfricaDay2016 are Fabu-D and DJ V-King! DJ V-King South African born Vusi Nkosi aka DJ V-King, fell in love with music from a very young age. Over the years DJ V-King has been influenced by many musical genres, such as soul, gospel, R’n’B and hip-hop. He fell in love with house… Read More