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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
20th May 2014
We are delighted to announce that the fantastic Tig Linn will perform as newcomers on the Africa Day main stage ‘Kwassa Kwassa’ at this year’s flagship event on Farmleigh Estate this coming Sunday, 25th May. Tig Linn was formed when a number of Irish and African musicians came together in advance of Barack Obama’s visit in 2011 to record a song, ‘Tig Linn – Yes We Can’. The group were asked to play a concert, and the band was born. The seven… Read More
19th May 2014
We are delighted to announce that the fantastic Square Pegs have confirmed their performance on the Africa Day Dublin Main Stage ‘Kwassa Kwassa’ at this years flagship event on Sunday, 25th May on Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Square Pegs consists of Dublin based seasoned musicians Colm Quearney, Graham Hopkins, Keith Duffy, Justin Carroll, Michael Buckley & Cormac Curran. The gather as often as possible, when not touring with other artists, to pay homage to the sound of Chicago… Read More
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