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8th March 2017
Irish Aid and The Irish Times have joined up again to promote aspiring, emerging and established writers, to celebrate Africa Day 2017! The short story and poetry competition, which is in its third year, seeks to discover new writing talent, as well as showcase established writers. Interested? Here’s how to get involved: Writers are invited to submit a short story… Read More
23rd February 2017
REMINDER – Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications for participation in Africa Day Dublin 2017 is on Wednesday, 1st March at 5pm. As there is a limited amount of space available for groups and individuals wishing to participate, it will not be possible to consider any applications made after this deadline. Wednesday, 1st March is the closing… Read More
16th February 2017
Inspired by Cameroon’s dramatic late victory in the recent African Cup of Nation’s Final, the Africa Day team has taken a look at some of Africa’s shining stars of football. George Weah One of the first superstars of African football, Weah initially made his name during spells with Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco in the early-nineties before moving to Italian giants… 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
27th May 2016
How are you getting to Africa Day’s Dublin flagship event this Sunday? Dublin Bus are on board again this year, providing FREE shuttle buses to and from Farmleigh! The free shuttle buses will be running every half hour between 11am until 6pm from Parkgate Street to Farmleigh and back. For further visitor information, and the full line up of events and… Read More
26th May 2016
As you all know, Africa Day Dublin is taking place at Farmleigh this Sunday, 29th of May, from 11am to 6pm.  We hope to see you there! It will be a busy event, bursting with family-friendly activities, music from around the globe and lots of dancing, African fashion and more.  For any parents / guardians concerned about their children wandering off,… Read More
26th May 2016
Meet Dr Omar Mamad! Dr Omar Mamad is a Moroccan post-doc researcher at Trinity College Dublin’s Institute for Neuroscience. He won the prestigious 2015 award for best PhD thesis from Université Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco, and completed his PhD through a joint programme between Université Mohammed V and Université de Bordeaux.  In January 2014 he joined a research team… Read More
24th May 2016
Meet one of our Africa Day 2016 Champions, Salome Mbugua! Salome Mbugua is a native of Kenya and has lived in Ireland since 1994. She is the founder, former CEO and currently the Honorary President of AkiDwA – the African and migrant Women’s Network Ireland.  She has over 20 years’ experience of working with under-represented groups, in particular women, children and young people, in… Read More
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