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25th May 2020
This year’s celebration of Africa Day (25 May) will take place online with contributions from community groups and others all across Ireland. Speaking ahead of Africa Day, Minister for International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., highlighted the contribution that Irish Aid had made to sustainable development in Africa over the last 50 years and said:   “Irish citizens can be extremely… Read More
22nd May 2020
Africa Day will take place this Monday – 25th May. Although public events cannot take place in Ireland due to current COVID-19 social distancing requirements, this important anniversary will still be celebrated across Ireland on social media. For well over a decade, Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has supported events to mark Africa Day in… Read More
25th June 2019
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the thousands who attended Africa Day 2019 festivities throughout the country over the past number of weeks. The nationwide programme of free family-friendly events to mark Africa Day 2019 and highlight Ireland-Africa connections has now drawn to a close. Supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,… Read More
14th May 2019
Free family-friendly events highlighting Ireland–Africa connections to take place in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Laois, Limerick, Meath, Waterford and Wexford. Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., has launched a nationwide programme of events to mark Africa Day 2019. Supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this year’s Africa Day… Read More
1st May 2019
Africa Day 2019
Africa Day 2019
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D. has today (01.05.19) welcomed the indication by ten local authorities across Ireland that they will either host or facilitate events and initiatives to mark Africa Day 2019. Supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Africa Day events will take place across the country… Read More
5th April 2019
Africa Day 2019
Africa Day 2019
Opportunity to Bring the Sights and Sounds of Africa to Local Communities Across Ireland – Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 10 April Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., is inviting local authorities across Ireland to get involved in helping communities to celebrate Africa Day 2019. Having hosted annual Africa Day celebrations over the past several… Read More
25th May 2018
First and foremost, a very happy Africa Day to our colleagues, friends and family. Here at Africa Day 2018 HQ, we are in the final stages of preparations for Sunday’s flagship event and we can’t wait to welcome you to the celebrations! To help you prepare for a fun-filled day out, we have put together some tips and things to… Read More
24th May 2018
In keeping with Irish Aid’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we invite patrons to walk, cycle or take public transport to the 2018 Africa Day Dublin flagship event. A FREE Dublin Bus shuttle service will operate from bus stop no. 7078 on Parkgate Street between 10.30am and 7pm on Sunday, 27th May. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AVAILABLE… Read More
23rd May 2018
The big day is almost upon us! Africa Day’s flagship Dublin event takes place at Farmleigh Estate, the Phoenix Park this Sunday, 27th of May, from 11am to 6pm! As always, it will be a busy event, bursting with family-friendly activities, music from Irish and African musicians, dancing, African fashion and much more.   For any parents / guardians concerned about… Read More
22nd May 2018
In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals were put in place to improve the lives of people everywhere. The United Nations are mobilising efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. These are the goals that are saving this earth and our future generations. Africa Day is a sustainable event. We are… Read More
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