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15th May 2014
We are delighted to announce that three highly talented music performance groups from Newpark Music Centre have confirmed to entertain visitors of Africa Day Dublin on Malaika, one of the three stages at the event. Newpark Music Centre is one of Ireland’s prime music education establishments and was founded in 1979 to provide much needed music school facilities in south Dublin. It caters for over 1000 students and is one of the largest private music schools in Dublin. While the emphasis… Read More
14th May 2014
The amazing street theatre company Cork Circus Street Theatre will perform their innovative family circus show ‘Tutti Frutti’ in the ‘Mount Kiddimanjaro’ area at Africa Day Dublin 2014. Tutti Fruitti’ revolves around a fruit and veg stall and demonstrates how so many of the products we in Ireland love and buy every day come from outside of Europe and largely (when considering fruit) from Africa. The show was devised for Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 and has appeared in schools and numerous… Read More
9th May 2014
Africa Day Limerick’s programme of events to celebrate the continent’s unity has been launched in Limerick City today. Limerick will enjoy the sights and sounds of its African communities with a fun filled weekend of colourful events to celebrate Africa Day in May. The following events are taking place: The fifth annual Limerick Sportsfest/Sports Day will take place at Crescent College in Dooradoyle on Saturday, 17th May. There will be African Storytelling for primary school groups and African Drumming at Limerick… Read More
9th May 2014
Galway City Council will be holding a mayoral reception to launch the programme of Africa Day Galway 2014 events. The launch will be hosted by Mayor of Galway City, Cllr Pádraig Conneelly and will take place on Monday, 19th May at 11a.m. in Galway’s Townhall Theatre. The launch event will include the display of a heart-warming community video depicting the meeting of two worlds, a group of Irish artists with intellectual disabilities, and an intercultural group from Ballybane with participants… Read More
8th May 2014
Tomorrow, Friday 9th May 2014, is the deadline for applying to volunteer at the Africa Day 2014 Dublin flagship event! Volunteers play an important role in Africa Day. Some of the volunteer roles include: Providing information to event visitors, including distribution of programmes and maps. Liaising with performers and groups participating in the event. Checking the cleanliness of the venue and providing assistance if cleaning is required. Providing assistance to event partners. Security and supervising equipment in children’s area. As… Read More
8th May 2014
Amazing Justine Nantale and Band have been confirmed to take to the main stage at this year’s Africa Day flagship event on Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday, 25th May. Justine Nantale is a Ugandan native and leads her band in traditional African songs from a variety of African Countries. With talented musicians from Uganda, Congo, Nigeria and Ireland, the Justine Nantale Band approach all their performances with energy and an authentic African flavour. The band will have… Read More
7th May 2014
Over 50 African community groups, NGOs and traders are confirmed to participate at this year’s Africa Day flagship event on Farmleigh Estate on Sunday, 25th May. These 50 organisation will all be present in the African Bazaar area called  ‘Marrakech’ and will display a wide variety of ethnic and cultural items from textiles to art and craft, offer plenty of information about African countries and their work, as well as a plethora of exciting activities for visitors of all ages.… Read More
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