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10th March 2015
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.  When: 4th – 27th March Where:  Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Dublin 12. 2. Our friends in AkiDwA are hosting an International Women’s Day event… Read More
4th March 2015
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! Theme  The European Year for Development 2015: How has Europe contributed to development in the world? What NYCI are looking for News stories highlighting the positive… Read More
30th January 2015
Preparations for Africa Day 2015 are well underway with new, intriguing elements to be added to this year’s line-up.  Irish Aid’s flagship event ‘Africa Day Dublin’ will return to the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, 24th May. Africa Day 2015 is guaranteed to be an exciting, engaging and highly entertaining experience. As always, it will be family-focussed and free of charge to attend. We are lining up some very talented performers and special guests to ensure that it will be… Read More
29th May 2014
Following Africa Day last Sunday, 25th May, a lot of great events have happened across Ireland to celebrate the African Union, and some are still about to happen! The Africa Day flagship event was celebrated last Sunday, 25th May and, despite intermittent showers, was a roaring success with 27,000 people of all ages attending the event. A great number of live music performances including KÍLA and Colours Afrobeat Foundation provided an electric atmosphere and ensured there was a great deal of… Read More
22nd May 2014
Dublin Bus will provide a free shuttle bus to visitors of Africa Day Dublin this Sunday, 25th May from the bus stop at Parkgate Street/Heuston Station (stop number 1474) to Farmleigh Estate. The bus will drive up Chesterfield Avenue and drop passengers within a very comfortable walking distance to Farmleigh House. Visitors are encouraged to use public transport where they can as parking is very limited. The following Dublin Bus routes will bring you to Phoenix Park, dropping you at Parkgate Street:… Read More
22nd May 2014
We’re delighted to reveal the stage times for all activities at the flagship Africa Day event in Farmleigh, taking place this Sunday. This FREE event kicks off at 11am & runs until 6pm, with music performances across three stages, as well as a jam-packed schedule of entertainment & family-friendly activities throughout the venue. The countdown is on!!                                     Read More
22nd May 2014
We’re delighted to reveal the stage times for all activities at the flagship Africa Day event in Farmleigh, taking place this Sunday. This FREE event kicks off at 11am & runs until 6pm, with music performances across three stages, as well as a jam-packed schedule of entertainment & family-friendly activities throughout the venue. The countdown is on!!                                 Read More
21st May 2014
A free family festival to celebrate Africa Day will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh inDublin’s Phoenix Park this coming Sunday, 25th May.  The event will feature a jam-packed schedule of live music over three stages, with headliners including the internationally renowned Irish folk and world music group Kíla and Colours Afrobeat Foundation, as well as children’s entertainment, food, dance, drumming and sports.   The free event will run from 11am to 6pm and all are welcome to attend. Dublin Bus will provide a free shuttle-bus service from the Heuston Bridge / Parkgate Street… Read More
21st May 2014
Africa Day is only three days away!  If you’re planning how to get here, remember that the best option is to take public transport. Take Luas to Africa Day in Farmeigh, Phoenix Park, this Sunday. The closest Luas Stop to Phoenix Park is Heuston on the Luas Red Line, Heuston is just a 7 minute walk to the gates of the Phoenix Park. For information on Luas routes go to www.luas.ie/routes To see a walking map to Phoenix Park and… Read More
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