Fringe Events

Over the festival period, citywide venues and spaces will host inspiring events presented by exciting collectives, artists and performers. These events will immerse audiences in the vibrant cultural fabric of the city. 2019 fringe events will be announced in early 2019.

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Previous Fringe Events


Thursday 14th March

  • Digital Treasure Hunt for Families at the IFHC

    Digital Treasure Hunt for Families at the IFHC

    Thu 14 Mar, 10:00 AM

    14th - 18th March 2019 Come to IFHC for a fun, digital family treasure hunt! Learn how to be a research detective, follow clues through our interactive screens, check out…

  • The Ark Present: PEAT

    The Ark Present: PEAT

    Thu 14 Mar, 10:15 AM

    The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new theatre show for ages 8+ By Kate Heffernan. Directed by Tim Crouch. How far down is yesterday? On the edge…

  • The Virtue of Light

    The Virtue of Light

    Thu 14 Mar, 10:30 AM

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host Kate Beagan’s second solo show which will open from February 28th – March 28th. The exhibition is called ‘The Virtue of Light’ and…

  • Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

    Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

    Thu 14 Mar, 11:00 AM

    Seamus Heaney is one of Ireland’s most loved poets and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. He donated his archives to the National Library of Ireland, which have been…

  • The Mouth of the Earth

    The Mouth of the Earth

    Thu 14 Mar, 6:30 PM

    It is said that Galicia and Ireland share legends, climate, music, culture and even chromosomes. To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, the Instituto Cervantes joins the festival with a reading of…

  • The Harvest

    The Harvest

    Thu 14 Mar, 7:30 PM

    5th - 16th March (excl. Monday and Sunday) Following a sold out critically acclaimed run in 2018, Jane McCarthy’s tense thriller returns to The New Theatre before embarking on a…

  • The Country Girls

    The Country Girls

    Thu 14 Mar, 7:30 PM

    23th Feb - 6th April Edna O’Brien revisits her era-defining debut novel in a new stage adaptation.  All of Edna O’Brien’s novels published during the 1960s were ruled “indecent and…

  • Just An Ordinary Lawyer

    Just An Ordinary Lawyer

    Thu 14 Mar, 8:00 PM

    11th – 16th March He is Britain’s first Black judge, a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in the Heart of Empire, Nigerian Tunji Sowande muses on…

Friday 15th March

  • The Trail of St. Patrick and the Saints of Ireland

    The Trail of St. Patrick and the Saints of Ireland

    Fri 15 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Thursday 15th March to Monday 18th March To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, come to the museum and join in our special trail! Follow St. Patrick’s trail through the museum and…

  • Digital Treasure Hunt for Families at the IFHC

    Digital Treasure Hunt for Families at the IFHC

    Fri 15 Mar, 10:00 AM

    14th - 18th March 2019 Come to IFHC for a fun, digital family treasure hunt! Learn how to be a research detective, follow clues through our interactive screens, check out…

  • The Ark Present: PEAT

    The Ark Present: PEAT

    Fri 15 Mar, 10:15 AM

    The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new theatre show for ages 8+ By Kate Heffernan. Directed by Tim Crouch. How far down is yesterday? On the edge…

  • The Virtue of Light

    The Virtue of Light

    Fri 15 Mar, 10:30 AM

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host Kate Beagan’s second solo show which will open from February 28th – March 28th. The exhibition is called ‘The Virtue of Light’ and…

  • Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

    Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

    Fri 15 Mar, 11:00 AM

    Seamus Heaney is one of Ireland’s most loved poets and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. He donated his archives to the National Library of Ireland, which have been…

  • Exploring the Irish Aran Knit

    Exploring the Irish Aran Knit

    Fri 15 Mar, 2:00 PM

    Vawn Corrigan, author of IRISH ARAN (O’Brien Press, 2019) teams up with expert knitter Marja Almqvist, founder of The Yarn School, to offer an informative, sociable and interesting afternoon at…

  • The Harvest

    The Harvest

    Fri 15 Mar, 7:30 PM

    5th - 16th March (excl. Monday and Sunday) Following a sold out critically acclaimed run in 2018, Jane McCarthy’s tense thriller returns to The New Theatre before embarking on a…

  • The Country Girls

    The Country Girls

    Fri 15 Mar, 7:30 PM

    23th Feb - 6th April Edna O’Brien revisits her era-defining debut novel in a new stage adaptation.  All of Edna O’Brien’s novels published during the 1960s were ruled “indecent and…

  • Just An Ordinary Lawyer

    Just An Ordinary Lawyer

    Fri 15 Mar, 8:00 PM

    11th – 16th March He is Britain’s first Black judge, a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in the Heart of Empire, Nigerian Tunji Sowande muses on…

Saturday 16th March

  • The Trail of St. Patrick and the Saints of Ireland

    The Trail of St. Patrick and the Saints of Ireland

    Sat 16 Mar, 10:00 AM

    Thursday 15th March to Monday 18th March To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, come to the museum and join in our special trail! Follow St. Patrick’s trail through the museum and…

  • The Virtue of Light

    The Virtue of Light

    Sat 16 Mar, 10:30 AM

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host Kate Beagan’s second solo show which will open from February 28th – March 28th. The exhibition is called ‘The Virtue of Light’ and…

  • Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

    Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

    Sat 16 Mar, 11:00 AM

    Seamus Heaney is one of Ireland’s most loved poets and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. He donated his archives to the National Library of Ireland, which have been…

  • Digital Treasure Hunt for Families at the IFHC

    Digital Treasure Hunt for Families at the IFHC

    Sat 16 Mar, 12:00 PM

    14th - 18th March 2019 Come to IFHC for a fun, digital family treasure hunt! Learn how to be a research detective, follow clues through our interactive screens, check out…

  • The Ark Present: PEAT

    The Ark Present: PEAT

    Sat 16 Mar, 2:00 PM

    The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new theatre show for ages 8+ By Kate Heffernan. Directed by Tim Crouch. How far down is yesterday? On the edge…

  • Mirai (cinema screening)

    Mirai (cinema screening)

    Sat 16 Mar, 2:00 PM

    From visionary anime director Mamoru Hosoda, this charming fantasy tells the story of four-year-old Kun, spoilt rotten and resentful of his newborn sister Mirai. Ingenious and heartfelt Mirai will inspire…

  • The Country Girls

    The Country Girls

    Sat 16 Mar, 2:00 PM

    23th Feb - 6th April Edna O’Brien revisits her era-defining debut novel in a new stage adaptation.  All of Edna O’Brien’s novels published during the 1960s were ruled “indecent and…

  • The Harvest

    The Harvest

    Sat 16 Mar, 2:30 PM

    5th - 16th March (excl. Monday and Sunday) Following a sold out critically acclaimed run in 2018, Jane McCarthy’s tense thriller returns to The New Theatre before embarking on a…

  • Just An Ordinary Lawyer

    Just An Ordinary Lawyer

    Sat 16 Mar, 3:00 PM

    11th – 16th March He is Britain’s first Black judge, a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in the Heart of Empire, Nigerian Tunji Sowande muses on…

  • The Harvest

    The Harvest

    Sat 16 Mar, 7:30 PM

    5th - 16th March (excl. Monday and Sunday) Following a sold out critically acclaimed run in 2018, Jane McCarthy’s tense thriller returns to The New Theatre before embarking on a…

  • The Country Girls

    The Country Girls

    Sat 16 Mar, 7:30 PM

    23th Feb - 6th April Edna O’Brien revisits her era-defining debut novel in a new stage adaptation.  All of Edna O’Brien’s novels published during the 1960s were ruled “indecent and…

  • Just An Ordinary Lawyer

    Just An Ordinary Lawyer

    Sat 16 Mar, 8:00 PM

    11th – 16th March He is Britain’s first Black judge, a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in the Heart of Empire, Nigerian Tunji Sowande muses on…

Sunday 17th March

Monday 18th March

  • The Virtue of Light

    The Virtue of Light

    Mon 18 Mar, 10:30 AM

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host Kate Beagan’s second solo show which will open from February 28th – March 28th. The exhibition is called ‘The Virtue of Light’ and…

  • Digital Treasure Hunt for Families at the IFHC

    Digital Treasure Hunt for Families at the IFHC

    Mon 18 Mar, 12:00 PM

    14th - 18th March 2019 Come to IFHC for a fun, digital family treasure hunt! Learn how to be a research detective, follow clues through our interactive screens, check out…

  • The Trail of St. Patrick and the Saints of Ireland

    The Trail of St. Patrick and the Saints of Ireland

    Mon 18 Mar, 1:00 PM

    Thursday 15th March to Monday 18th March To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, come to the museum and join in our special trail! Follow St. Patrick’s trail through the museum and…

  • The Ark Present: PEAT

    The Ark Present: PEAT

    Mon 18 Mar, 2:00 PM

    The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new theatre show for ages 8+ By Kate Heffernan. Directed by Tim Crouch. How far down is yesterday? On the edge…

  • The Country Girls

    The Country Girls

    Mon 18 Mar, 7:30 PM

    23th Feb - 6th April Edna O’Brien revisits her era-defining debut novel in a new stage adaptation.  All of Edna O’Brien’s novels published during the 1960s were ruled “indecent and…