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2nd May 2014
We are delighted to announce that the fantastic Manden Express have confirmed their performance on the Africa Day Dublin Main Stage at this years flagship event on Sunday, 25th May on Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Manden Express is a thrillingly explosive Dublin-based international band, fusing traditional and contemporary styles of West African music from Mali and Burkina Faso. Inspired by village, Wassalou styles (Oumou Sangare) and the explosion of new musical influences that merged with African music in… Read More
23rd April 2014
The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, yesterday announced a nationwide programme of events to mark Africa Day 2014. The main event will be a family festival in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday, 25th May. Regional events will take place during the same week, from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th May, around the country, in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. Launching the programme, Minister Costello said: “This year’s Africa Day aims to… Read More
12th March 2014
To celebrate Africa Day 2014, Irish Aid is hosting Africa Day Dublin – the flagship family event to celebrate Africa Day in Ireland – on Sunday, 25th May from 11am to 6pm in Farmleigh, in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. We are now accepting applications from organisations who would like to participate in Africa Day Dublin. Applications are being accepted under the following categories: Community groups; NGOs; Embassies; Commercial concessions (non-food) To apply, please download the relevant application form here:, and email the completed form to: The deadline to submit applications is Friday, 28th March 2014… Read More
14th June 2013
Another year of fantastic Africa Day celebrations supported by Irish Aid has come to an end. Events included Africa Day Dublin, a flagship family event in Dublin on Sunday, 26th May 2013 for which 34,000 people attended!  In addition to this, a series of events were held throughout Ireland in partnership with the city councils in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.   A big thank you to everyone who participated volunteered and attended the events throughout the country and made… Read More
31st May 2013
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24th May 2013
An array of well-known personalities from the worlds of music, media, politics and sports will gather in the grounds of Farmleigh in Dublin’s Phoenix Park this coming Sunday, 26th May, for Ireland’s flagship Africa Day festival. Read More
24th May 2013
In the longstanding Pan-Africanist tradition, I would like to extend my greetings to African brothers and sisters all over the continent and beyond. Read More
22nd May 2013
As part of the local celebrations of Africa Day 2013 Waterford One World Centre local primary schools are invited to a screening of Adventures in Zambezia, which will be shown in Garter Lane. Read More
22nd May 2013
Irish Aid is delighted to welcome MoneyGram as the Africa Day Dublin Stage 2 (Hip Hop) sponsor. The MoneyGram brand is recognized throughout the world as a leading global payment services company. The diverse array of products and services they offer enables consumer and businesses to make payments and transfer money around the world. From New York to Russia or London to India – in more than 197 countries – MoneyGram’s money transfer service moves money quickly and easily around the… Read More