What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019

April 2019

April, it makes a fool of us all at the start! It brings cherry blossoms, longer days, sunshine and showers. Chocolate. Eggs. Chocolate eggs. My littlest, Cassidy will be two years old this month. And we’ll celebrate this milestone with family and friends. Two years of pure love. With his dark curly hair, and such warm smiling eyes. I’m still trying to interpret their colour. He’s adventurous, clever and mischievous. A great little eater and talker. I warn him about the dangers of doing both, at the same time. Chew chew chew. Good boy. And his dance moves! You’d have to see them to believe them. His moves and sound effects. I never knew a two year old could beatbox. Until now.

It’s also my Dad’s birthday this month.

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - Wet Evening in April

Patrick Kavanagh’s poem ‘Wet Evening In April’ was first published on April 19, 1952. That’s 67 years ago. My Dad was born on April 20th 1952. He would have been 67 years old this year. ‘Twas it all a coincidence? Or none at all, to find this poem, and stumble on that date, as I wrote this post. Am I clutching at straws for little signs? Of what I don’t know. Just because they were both from Monaghan. My Dad, six months gone this April. He’s walking the drumlins made of stars. And I miss him.

My Top Picks of Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019

THE ARTS:

Festival: The Five Lamps Arts Festival

Where: Various locations on Dublin Northside

When: April 1st – April 7th

Website: fivelampsarts.ie

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - ANAM by DCU

 

Festival: ANAM

Where: DCU Glasnevin Campus, St Patrick’s Campus and the All Hallows Campus

When: April 3rd – April 4th

Website: dcu.ie

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - OFFSET DUBLIN 2019

Festival: OFFSET Dublin

Where: The Point Square

When: April 5th – April 7th 

Website: iloveoffset

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - Music Current 2019

Festival: Music Current Festival

Where: Smock Alley Theatre and Contemporary Music Centre

When: April 10th – April 13th 

Website: musiccurrent.ie

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - East Asia Film Festival

Festival: East Asia Film Festival

Where: Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

When: April 11th – April 14th 

Website: eaffi.ie

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - MusicTown

Festival: MusicTown

Where: Various Venues

When: April 12th – April 21st

Website: musictown.ie

LITERATURE:

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - Dublin One City One Book April 2019

Festival: Dublin One City One Book

Where: Dublin City Libraries

When: April 1st – April 30th

Website: dublinonecityonebook.ie

FOR CHILDREN:

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - BIG Bang Festival 2019

Festival: Big Bang Festival

Where: The Ark, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

When: April 5th – April 7th

Website: ark.ie

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - KidsFest 2019

Festival: KidsFest

Where: Main Hall, RDS, Dublin 4

When: April 7th, Doors open 10am

Website: kidsfest.ie

CULTURE:

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - Experience Japan Hanami Festival 2019

Festival: Experience Japan Hanami Festival

Where: Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

When: April 7th, 12pm

Website: experiencejapan.ie

HISTORY:

What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin in April 2019 - Famine Exhibition

Festival: Irish Famine Exhibition

Where: 2nd Floor, Stephens Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2

When: April 15th – October 15th 2019

Website: theirishpotatofamine.com

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