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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
17th May 2013
Irish Aid is delighted to welcome LycaMobile as the Africa Day Dublin  Main Stage  sponsor. Speaking about the sponsorship, Subaskaran Allirajah, Group Chairman, Lycamobile said, “We are extremely proud to be part of the Africa Day celebrations in Ireland this year marking 50 years of African unity.  We have many customers living in Ireland who regularly use our service to call their families in Africa and we are certain that these fantastic events across the country will grant another means of… Read More
15th May 2013
The African Embassies accredited to Ireland will be hosting the Africa Week celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity, now the African Union (AU), in May 2013.  The year 2013 has been declared by the AU Member States as the Year of Pan-African is and African Renaissance. In order to celebrate this historic occasion in Ireland, the African Embassies have organised the following free events: Africa Art and Craft Exhibition Date: Monday 20th to Friday 24th May 2013. Time:… Read More