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February Event Guide: From celebrations of Saint Brigid to romantic excursions, here’s what’s happening this month


By Sarah Gill
03rd Feb 2023

@herstory_ireland

February Event Guide: From celebrations of Saint Brigid to romantic excursions, here’s what’s happening this month

Making plans for the month ahead? Here are some of the very best events happening across Ireland.

Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women from Wednesday

Friday 3 — Monday 6 Feb, Dublin city

Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this city-wide celebration inspired by the Celtic goddess Brigit honours the contributions and achievements of women through the ages, promoting their immense contribution to our society, and welcoming the beginning of Spring. From inspiring tours and insightful talks, to workshops, exhibitions, and mesmerising performances, take a look at the multitude of events taking place across the weekend right here.

Carrying Her Flame spectacle of light & fire

Saturday 4 Feb, Main Square, Kildare

At Imbolc, the Celtic Festival of Spring, Carrying Her Flame is a spectacular illuminated procession to celebrate Celtic Goddess and Matron Saint of Ireland highlighting her pilgrimage path. Kildare County Council and Brigid 1500 invited LUXE, Ireland’s finest makers of visionary landscape theatre, to create stunningly beautiful imagery that celebrates the Celtic Festival of Imbolg. They have invited the Brigid’s Way pilgrims to carry her flame (from the entrance of her Fire Temple, in the Cathedral grounds) around the Market Square, Kildare.

The Commitments (Touring)

Tuesday 7 — 9 Feb, Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre

It is 35 years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel. The world’s hardest working and most explosive soul band are returning in an all new stage production starring Coronation Street legend Nigel Pivaro (Terry Duckworth). He will be swapping the cobbles for the stage and performing the role of ‘Da’ in this all-new production.

The Dublin Valentine’s Flea Market

Saturday 11 Feb, The Grand Social, Liffey Street Lower, Dublin

Whether your love language is gift giving or quality time, or you and your other half bonded early on over your shared love of vintage clobber, heading along to a Valentine’s themed flea market might just be the perfect option. Bringing over 25 sellers together across four different rooms in The Grand Social, you can expect a huge amalgamation of everything from fashion and art to handmade crafts and creative services.

PYE Dundrum Doggy Valentine’s Ball

Tuesday 14 Feb, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin

You weren’t planning on celebrating without your four legged friends now, were you? Opening their doors this past December, PYE in Dundrum is quickly positioning itself as one of the city’s most dog-friendly spots. In addition to hosting a dedicated doggy ball for all you love puppies, they’ve got a vending machine filled with dog-friendly treats, and a wall of polaroids of their puppy patrons. Where else would you rather be?

The Love Ball

Friday 17 Feb, Centre Point, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

Returning due to popular demand, the Love Ball is bringing the all-inclusive, magical vibe of the 80s New York Vogue scene to Dublin city. While the full lineup is yet to be announced, you can expect two rooms, nine acts, face painting, vogueing, and an incredible catwalk. Naturally, the theme is all things love, and music stylings will range from disco and synth-pop to deep house and techno.

Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

Tuesday 21 Feb, Town Hall Theatre, Galway

In Happy Days we find Winnie, a woman in her 50s, buried waist-deep in the centre of a mound of scorched earth, with little else around other than a large black bag and a collapsed parasol. Behind her and hidden from view sleeps Willie. A piercing bell rings, stops, rings again, and Winnie wakes and looks at the sky.

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