Africa Day Ireland

Preparations for the Africa Day 2015 programme of events are well underway. Full details of events throughout the country are coming soon!


  • Introducing Timi (Tweety Monkey) as an Africa Day Champion

    We are delighted to officially welcome Timi Ogunyemi on board as an Africa Day Champion and spokesperson. Timi is the editor of award-winning blog Picture This! Dublin.  Timi in his own words… “My name is Timi and I’m of African descent; to be specific, of Nigerian descent. I haven’t always felt at home in Ireland, but […]

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  • Calling all writers – Irish Aid and The Irish Times join forces for writing contest

    To mark Africa Day, which takes place this year on Sunday, May 24th, The Irish Times has teamed up with Irish Aid to run an Africa-themed writing competition, with three categories: for primary school children; secondary school children; and adults. Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem, which should relate to an […]

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  • Highlighting economic links between Ireland and Africa. Spotlight on Irish businesses in Africa.

    At a recent meeting of the Africa-Ireland Economic Forum (October 2014), focusing on the business and development links between both locations, Enterprise Ireland’s Kevin Sherry spoke about Africa being home to eight of the world’s 15 fastest growing economies since 2000. Nigeria’s economy is booming. It’s the continent’s top oil producer and recently overtook South […]

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  • World Health Day 2015

    Today is #WorldHealthDay. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) are highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe.” “Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually and the African Region is without exception. Infants, young children, pregnant women, […]

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  • Irish Aid Schools Workshops

    Did you know that Irish Aid host workshops for schools?  Free workshops are offered for primary and second level classes on global issues and the work of Irish Aid in fighting global poverty and hunger.‌ Second level  “By taking part in the workshops and guided tour of the interactive Khulungira exhibition, students will learn about the realities […]

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  • Come and volunteer at Africa Day Dublin 2015!

    Volunteers play an important part in Africa Day Dublin. All volunteers will be provided with: An Africa Day t-shirt to wear on the day and to keep as a souvenir. Lunch and refreshments during your volunteer shift(s). Training and background information to ensure that you are fully briefed and prepared to work at the event. […]

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  • Africa Day Maynooth – 24th March 2015

    The Afro-Caribbean Society in Maynooth are hosting their annual ‘Africa Day’ festival of events. A day jam packed with music, dance, art, food and clothing. When: Tuesaday, 24th of March from 12.30 to 4pm Where: John Paul II library foyer, South Campus, Maynooth University, Co Kildare. Special guests: Mr. Willie Van Der – Westhuizen Political […]

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  • Galway African Film Festival – How to Enter

    This might be of interest to some of our readers. See below for information on the 2015 Galway African Film Festival.  Galway African Film Festival in partnership with MMBF Trust GAFF Shorts Competition Eligibility: Open to African film-makers (incl. African Diaspora). How does it work? Any African Film Maker can submit a short film (either […]

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  • Events of Interest

    We are busy here in Africa Day HQ getting ready for #AfricaDay15 in May. Recently we’ve come across some fascinating events that might be of interest, so we thought we’d share. 1. Africa’s Solar Grandmothers – Photo Exhibition by Lar Boland. Lar Boland was funded through the Simon Cumbers Media Fund which was established by Irish Aid.  […]

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  • NYCI Media Competition – a chance to win €500 and report live from Africa Day!

    2015 is the European Year for Development. To mark this important year the European Commission Representation in Ireland with the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), are organising a media competition highlighting the positive impact of EU development cooperation around the world. We are delighted that the winner will be joining us in Farmleigh on Africa Day. More details below! […]

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For all information on Africa Day events please contact us.

DHR Communications,
80 Francis Street,
Dublin 8.
Tel: 01-4200580

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