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6th April 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 6th April 2017 Minister McHugh Announces National Africa Day 2017 Flagship Event Free Family-Friendly Programme of Activities at Farmleigh on Sunday 21 May Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh T.D. has today (06.04.17) announced that a national flagship event to celebrate Africa Day 2017, supported by Irish Aid, will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday 21st May from 11am to 6pm. The Dublin Africa Day event will feature free public performances… Read More
31st March 2017
This week, the Africa Day team has taken a look at a number of traditional African musical instruments. We are all music lovers here and can’t wait for the performances on the Africa Day Dublin stages Kwassa Kwassa, Atilogwu and Malaika on Sunday, 21st May. Keep an eye on the Africa Day website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and… Read More
22nd March 2017
Feeling hungry? You will be after this! The Africa Day team has taken a look at some of the tastiest African traditional dishes the continent has to offer. Bunny chow, South Africa: One of South Africa’s most treasured street foods, the dish consists of a hollowed-out half- or quarter-loaf of white bread filled with a spicy curry. The meat and vegetable… Read More
16th March 2017
Join our team for Africa Day 2017! We’re looking for volunteers for this year’s Dublin flagship event taking place in Farmleigh Estate, the Phoenix Park on Sunday, 21st May. What’s Involved? Volunteer roles for Africa Day typically include: Providing information to event visitors, including distribution of programmes and maps. Liaising with performers and groups participating in the event. Checking the cleanliness… Read More
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