Past Events - News

24th May 2018
In keeping with Irish Aid’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we invite patrons to walk, cycle or take public transport to the 2018 Africa Day Dublin flagship event. A FREE Dublin Bus shuttle service will operate from bus stop no. 7078 on Parkgate Street between 10.30am and 7pm on Sunday, 27th May. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AVAILABLE… Read More
23rd May 2018
The big day is almost upon us! Africa Day’s flagship Dublin event takes place at Farmleigh Estate, the Phoenix Park this Sunday, 27th of May, from 11am to 6pm! As always, it will be a busy event, bursting with family-friendly activities, music from Irish and African musicians, dancing, African fashion and much more.   For any parents / guardians concerned about… Read More
22nd May 2018
In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals were put in place to improve the lives of people everywhere. The United Nations are mobilising efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. These are the goals that are saving this earth and our future generations. Africa Day is a sustainable event. We are… Read More
18th May 2018
We have been very lucky to have so many talented performers at our previous Africa Day events that have made the day so enjoyable for everyone. This year is no different. We are so excited to see Ines Khai, a singer from Guadeloupe, perform on the Kwassa Kwassa Stage. With only a guitar and her voice, her beautiful songs capture… Read More
15th May 2018
Entries are being sought for The Irish Times Africa Day 2018 writing competition, launched by Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D. The newspaper has again teamed up with Irish Aid on an African-themed writing competition, marking Africa Day 2018. Now in its fourth year, the competition offers a platform for emerging talent, as well… Read More
4th July 2017
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate Africa Day 2017 with us on Sunday, 21st May in Dublin. We hope you enjoyed the sights and sounds as much as we did! The festival was one of our best yet with our highest ever number of participants. Relive some the magic of the big day and check… Read More
6th April 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 6th April 2017 Minister McHugh Announces National Africa Day 2017 Flagship Event Free Family-Friendly Programme of Activities at Farmleigh on Sunday 21 May Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh T.D. has today (06.04.17) announced that a national flagship event to celebrate Africa Day 2017, supported by Irish Aid, will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday 21st May from 11am to 6pm. The Dublin Africa Day event will feature free public performances… Read More
30th January 2017
We are delighted to announce that Irish Aid’s Africa Day 2017 flagship event will return to Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park on Sunday, 21st May. The festivities will take place from 11am until 6pm and planning for the day is now underway. Applications for Community Groups, NGOs, Performers and Traders are now open. For further information and to download the application forms,… Read More
15th June 2016
Take a look at our slideshow featuring a number of our brilliant Africa Day Dublin 2016 images! Sunday, 29th May saw close to 34,000 attendees with a total of 130 participants involved in the celebration, including our two sponsors, Dublin Bus and Ethiopian Airlines! You can find the full event listing from the day here. You can check out the official Africa Day 2016 highlight video here. You can also… Read More
1st June 2016
Congratulations to Shannon Coady, Stephanie Iwuala, Miriam Onwule and Wasekera Chiphazi-Banda, who were named as the winners of The Irish Times Africa Day Writing Competition. Shannon Coady, a 6th class pupil at St James’s Primary School in Dublin 8, and Stephanie Iwuala, a 6th class pupil in Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell, Dublin 12 were announced joint winners of… Read More