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Nov
24
Sat
Rudolf Heltzel: In Precious Metal @ State Apartments Galleries
Nov 24 2018 @ 9:45 am – Mar 24 2019 @ 5:15 pm
Rudolf Heltzel: In Precious Metal @ State Apartments Galleries | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Office of Public Works presents a stunning exhibition of sculptural pendants and rings by master-goldsmith Rudolf Heltzel, at the State Apartments, Dublin Castle – on tour from the National Design & Craft Gallery and Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. An icon of Irish craft and design, Rudolf Heltzel has gained an international reputation for the originality, quality and timeless aesthetic of his craftsmanship with each piece created meticulously by hand using some of the world’s oldest jewellery techniques. This exhibition will showcase many of his most ambitious and technically complex designs, presenting pieces selected from his personal archive alongside new work in three of his sculptural pendant collections – Rock Crystal, Tourmaline Butterfly and Druzy. A series of spectacular gem rings designed by Heltzel will also be presented in the exhibition.

Dec
14
Fri
Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018 @ Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens
Dec 14 2018 @ 10:00 am – Feb 3 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018 – a Pop-Up Museum, explores 100 years of women’s participation in politics and public life. This exhibition shines a spotlight on the stories of very familiar and lesser-known women, who have contributed significantly to Irish political and public life over the past century – on the challenges they faced and the obstacles they overcame.  It is a wonderful opportunity to encourage people of all ages to reflect upon the journey that this country has taken, particularly over the past 100 years. Told with films, interviews, interactives, objects and information panels it will stimulate discussion, debate and analysis in ongoing explorations of our history and raise awareness of the considerable work remaining to be done.

The exhibition has been curated by historian Sinéad McCoole and supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme. It will  travel to locations in Munster, Ulster and Connaught during 2019.

Open daily at the Coach House Gallery in the Dublin Castle Gardens from 10 am to 5 pm until 3 February, except for the following closures over Christmas:

CLOSED on 24 December, 25 December, 26 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.

 

Jan
21
Mon
Curator’s tour: Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018 @ Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Curator's tour: Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018 @ Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens | County Dublin | Ireland

Join Sinéad McCoole, historian and curator of Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018, for a free tour of the exhibition.

All welcome on a first come, first served basis. Meet at the entrance of the Coach House Gallery, in the Dublin Castle Gardens.

Curator’s tour: Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018 @ Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Curator's tour: Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018 @ Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens | County Dublin | Ireland

Join Sinéad McCoole, historian and curator of Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018, for a free tour of the exhibition.

All welcome on a first come, first served basis. Meet at the entrance of the Coach House Gallery, in the Dublin Castle Gardens.

Jan
22
Tue
Curator’s tour: Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018 @ Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Curator's tour: Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018 @ Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens | County Dublin | Ireland

Join Sinéad McCoole, historian and curator of Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018, for a free tour of the exhibition.

All welcome on a first come, first served basis. Meet at the entrance of the Coach House Gallery, in the Dublin Castle Gardens.

Jan
25
Fri
Tradfest 2019 @ Printworks, Dublin Castle
Jan 25 @ 8:30 pm – Jan 27 @ 9:30 pm

Our festival started out in 2006 as a small niche traditional music festival, a first for Dublin. We wanted to create something special – a festival showcasing the cream of both Irish and international trad and folk artists while also providing a stage to promote the next generation of Irish musicianship. From modest beginnings the festival has gone from strength to strength. The past decade has has seen the festival grow in terms of size, ambition and musical breadth, with a line-up that now appeals to the purist and the merely curious alike. Although TradFest today is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music we now also feature artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock and roll! We want to keep it special – we are still a boutique Winter festival – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring. TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable. The full programme of events for the Castle can be found here https://tradfest.ie/venue/dublin-castle/

We invite you to join us, to feel every note.

Feb
7
Thu
Chester Beatty Annual Lecture 2019 @ Hibernia Conference Centre, Dublin Castle
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chester Beatty Annual Lecture 2019 @ Hibernia Conference Centre, Dublin Castle

The Architecture of Coexistence: The Shrines of the ` Alids in Medieval Syria

Dr Stephennie Mulder

Stephennie Mulder will speak on the theme of her award-winning book The Shrines of the ` Alids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi’is, and the Architecture of Coexistence (published by Edinburgh University Press, paperback edition 2019). This is the first illustrated, architectural history of the ` Alid shrines, deeply endangered by the conflict in Syria. A specialist in Islamic architectural history and archaeology, Mulder has spent years in the field in Syria and throughout the Middle East. Her work includes the conservation of antiquities and cultural heritage sites endangered by war and illegal trafficking, and she is a founder of UT Antiquities Action, a group dedicated to raising awareness of the loss of cultural heritage.