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dlr Festival of Inclusion 2024

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Festival of Inclusion 2024
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Celebrating diversity and empowering differences

dlr Festival of Inclusion | Féile le Chéile 2024

Building Friendships in the Community

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) County Council is delighted to host the annual dlr Festival of Inclusion on May 15 – 26 to highlight and celebrate social inclusion initiatives and to support and encourage all to actively participate and engage in the community.

This year’s festival will run from Wednesday 15th - Sunday 26th May 2024 and the theme of this year’s festival is “Building Friendships in the Community”. dlr Festival of Inclusion is a community based social inclusion events programme organised by numerous community groups and organisations bringing people together to connect and celebrate community well-being and raise awareness, provide supports and promote friendship, equality, diversity, integration and social inclusion across dlr.

You can view and download the full dlr Festival of Inclusion 2024 Brochure at this link. Each year dozens of community groups and organisations host activities, exhibitions, performances, talks, coffee mornings, training events, seminars and workshops etc. and some of the highlights of this year’s festival include:

 

  • Mental Health Ireland ‘Hello How Are You?’ walk on Dún Laoghaire East Pier, Wed 15 May, 11am
  • ‘Building Connections’ - dlr Public Participation Network (PPN) Friendship & Networking Event open to all, Wed 15 May, 7 – 9pm, Stillorgan Talbot Hotel
  • dlr Integration Forum Seminar - ‘Promoting Integration & Inclusion in the Community’, Thurs 16 May, 9.30 – 1pm with speakers from the Garda National Diversity Unit; Southside Partnership DLR; Southside Travellers Action Group; HSE and more
  • UCD Campus Tours & Taster Lectures & free transport on Dublin Bus from Dún Laoghaire Dart Station, Thursday 16 May, 10am
  • Garda Older Person’s Association ‘Road & Mobility Safety for Older People’ Information Seminar, Friday 17 May, 10am - 1pm, Stillorgan Talbot Hotel
  • ‘The Big Sing’, Large-scale Choirs & Community singing event, St. Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, Sunday 19 May, 3.30 – 5pm
  • Seniors Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Monday 20 May, dlr LexIcon Studio
  • Global Brain Health Institute, TCD & dlr County Council series of talks & workshops in dlr LexIcon Library curated by Mike Hanrahan, 16, 21 & 22 May
  • LGBT Allyship Training, Tuesday 21 May, 10 - 2pm
  • Multicultural Women’s Breakfast, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Thursday 23 May, 10am
  • Community Tea Parties in De La Salle College, Churchtown; The Gathering Grounds, Kilternan; Shanganagh Park House & Dementia Inclusive Tea Dance in Stillorgan Talbot Hotel
  • Bealtaine events – Celebrating the Arts & Creativity as we Age’ across dlr Library branches  
  • Southside Travellers Action Group celebrating 40 years
  • Age-Friendly activities, Coffee morning, Nature event & Africa Day celebrations in Rosemount, Hillview & Ballyogan Family Resource Centres
  • Men’s Shed’s open days in Ballinteer & Dún Laoghaire
  • A wide variety of physical activities and events organised by dlr Sports Partnership
  • Africa Day celebrations including Panel Event curated by Ola Majekodunmi, Monday 20 May, dlr LexIcon & ‘Africa Can Smile’ cultural afternoon, Friday 24 May, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire
  • An evening of music in Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Sunday 26 May

 

Speaking at the launch of the dlr Festival of Inclusion, Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Denis O’Callaghan said:

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are proud to be hosting the annual dlr Festival of Inclusion once again in 2024 and building friendships in our community. I encourage everyone to get involved and enjoy the variety of activities planned and I look forward to experiencing the many diverse communities and cultures that make up our beautiful county”. 

Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council welcomed “the activities and events programmed for this year’s dlr Féile le Chéile/Festival of inclusion to promote building friendships in the community of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. We want to sincerely thank the many community groups and organisations that are running events during the festival with ‘friendships in the community’ celebrated through music, song, dance, drama, food, conversation, talks, training, arts, crafts, sports and much more!"

Events as part of the national Bealtaine festival, Street Feast, Dublin Mountains Festival, Bike Week, Volunteering Week and an array of concerts, coffee mornings, open days, dance, training sessions and much more will take place during dlr Festival of Inclusion 2024!

All events are free and open to all the public to attend but registration / booking may be required.

See Daily list of Events at bottom of this Page for  the dlr Festival of Inclusion 2024 

Further information available from: Community Section, dlr County Council, 01 205 4893 / community@dlrcoco.ie / www.events.dlrcoco.ie

Contact Details
Contact Person
Community Department
Email
community@dlrcoco.ie
Telephone
01 205 4893
Wednesday 15th - Sunday 26th May 2024

Dun Laoghaire

Events Map

dlr mens shed
dlr Men's Shed Community Barbecue
Festivals
Dublin South FM
Sporting Friendships in the Community
Festivals
Kung fu
Kung Fu and Self-Defence and Tai Chi classes
Festivals
dlrppn
Building Connections - dlr Public Participation Network -(PPN) – Networking and Friendship Event
Festivals
De La Salle
De La Salle College Community Tea Party
Festivals
Dance Theatre of ireland
Dance Theatre of Ireland Modern, outdoor Well-Dance with Music class
Festivals
Textile Journey
Craft weekend with Textile Journey at Marlay Park
Festivals
Textile Journey
Craft weekend with Textile Journey at Marlay Park
Festivals
multi cultural
Multicultural Women’s Breakfast
Festivals
FOI
Hear Yourself Ireland - Peace Education Programme Ireland
Festivals
UCD
UCD Lifelong Learning Tours and Talks
Festivals
dlr Libraries
Studio Saturday with Active Kids Academy
Festivals
VR
Get Lost in VR
Festivals
Sandyford Youth Band
Sandyford Youth Band Summer Concert
Festivals
The Big Sing
The Big Sing
Festivals
Africa Day
Africa Day Panel
Festivals
Eurofound update
Eurofound Open Day
Festivals
Sofa to Saddle
Sofa to Saddle
Festivals
Creative Brainwaves
Creative Brainwaves: The Art of Hope - Acquired Brain Injury
Festivals, Library Event
Creative Brainwaves
Creative Brainwaves: The Art of Living – Younger Onset Dementia
Festivals, Library Event
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Creative Brainwaves: The Poetry of Dance for Brain Health  
Festivals, Library Event
Rehab care dlr
'It's got to be 50:50!' - Rehab Care Festival of Inclusion Annual Concert
Festivals
Shanganagh park house
Community High Tea in Shanganagh Park House
Festivals
coffee morning
Loughlinstown Over 50's Coffee Morning for the Community
Festivals
Fest Of Incl ASC
Accessible Services Collection: Pop-Up Information Sessions
Library Event
Kung fu
Kung Fu and Self-Defence Shaolin Kung Fu Academy Ireland
Festivals
Tai Chi
Kung Fu and Self-Defence + Tai Chi Shaolin Kung Fu Academy Ireland
Festivals
LGBTQ
'Promoting LGBTQI+ Awareness in the Community – In-person Training Session'
Festivals
Yoga
Yoga in Fernhill
Festivals
Festival of Inclusion
Promoting Cultural Integration & Inclusion in the Community Seminar
Festivals
Active Academy
Active Movement Intermediate Taster Sessions with Active Academy
Festivals
Senior Craft Show
Seniors' Crafts Showcase & Crafts Demonstrations
Festivals
RehabCare
Rehabcare - HOPS Art Exhibition
Festivals
Men Shed
Ballinteer Men’s Shed Open Day
Festivals
coffee morning
Holly House Community Coffee morning.
Festivals
SSPS
Southside Partnership Community Wellbeing Event
Festivals
forsa flyer
"Tackling Racism and Other Forms of Hate in the Workplace"
Festivals
Hillview Resource Centre
NATURE BRINGING COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Festivals
dlr
Dementia Inclusive Tea Dance
Festivals
Congo
Ireland and the Congo Reform Association: Remembering an anti-slavery network
Festivals
SportsAbility Day 2024
SportsAbility Day 2024 – Promoting Inclusive Sports & Activities in dlr
Festivals
Sports
Over 55's Activities Fest organised by dlr Sports Partnership
Festivals
Filipino
Fitness In Mind, Uplifting Soul at MARLAY PARK with the Filipino Multicultural Society
Festivals
Nutgrove QR
Nutgrove Shopping Centre Evening of Music & Chat
Festivals
GOPA
dlr Garda Older Persons Association (GOPA)
Festivals
Africa Can Smile
'Africa can Smile'
Festivals
The Wagon
Southside Traveller Action Group (STAG) bring The Wagon Project to dlr LexIcon
Festivals
Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh – a shadow puppetry event
Festivals
Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh – a shadow puppetry event
Festivals
Archive Day
DLR People's Archive Day
Festivals
ASC
Accessible Services Collection - Pop-Up Information Session
Library Event
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Chair Yoga Rosemount Family Resource Centre
Festivals
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Jewellery Making Workshop Rosemount Family Resource Centre
Festivals
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Africa Day celebrations in Rosemount Family Resource Centre
Festivals
28 May.
2024
Tues 28th May 2024
dlr Lexicon
29 May.
2024
Tues 28th May 2024
dlr Lexicon
26 May.
2024
Sunday 26th May:
Nutgrove Shopping Centre
25 May.
2024
Tuesday 21 May noon - 4pm and Saturday 25 May noon - 4pm
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
25 May.
2024
May 16th to May 25th 2024
24 May.
2024
Friday 24th May 2024
Stillorgan

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