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Sensory Truck

We are delighted to welcome Dublin City Council’s Sensory Trailer as part of the Made in Darndale Festival this Saturday.

The trailer, which was purpose built for individuals with Sensory Processing Differences, is an allocated ‘Quiet Space’, which can make attendees experience within the festival environment a more positive one, knowing they can have use of a sensory-friendly place within the setting. A ‘Quiet Space’ is a calm, relaxing environment within which attendees and their families can access when their surroundings become overstimulating.

Access to the Sensory Trailer is provided on a first-come-first-served basis. We will have a member of staff managing the trailer on the day, who you can leave your name with to join the queue.

📅 Saturday 20th April, from 1-6:00pm

📍 Darndale Park

This event is free and ticketless!  Everyone is welcome!

Venue Darndale Park

Date 20 April 2024

Time 13:00

Ticket Free

What's On

Walk About Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz goes walk-about in Darndale! Come and meet Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion and the Witch!

The History of Darndale Walking Tour with Pat Liddy

Have you ever wanted to know more about where you live? Join Pat Liddy for a walking tour through the various locations and landmarks of Darndale and find out lots of interesting stories about your area. This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

Aerial Cirque

Breathtaking performance by Aerial Cirque  as they dance in the sky, seemingly weightless on a vertical stage.

Cruinniú na nÓg – Sphere 17

Join the young people at Sphere 17 for the unveiling of their new artwork as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2022!

Circus Performance with Jitterbug Jackson

Join Hugh Brown as Jitterbug Jackson for a fun-filled performance at the Bell Square! This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

Street Art Tour of Dublin City

Creative Places Darndale, Sphere 17 RYS Darndale and Alternative Dublin will take to the streets of the Dublin to explore the work of the city's most talented street artists.

The Voice of Darndale Choir

Embrace the spirit of Christmas this year and join The Voice of Darndale Choir who will be performing live at the Mansion House on Thursday 15 December from 7pm.

Darndale Together After Dark 2023

Join us for an enchanting evening of Halloween entertainment in Darndale Belcamp Village Centre on October 31st, from 4 to 7 pm. We have a spellbinding lineup of activities for you to enjoy, including the Terminator, Carousels, Haunted House, a Cabaret Show with special guests and local talent and a grand finale with fireworks in Darndale Park.

Made in Darndale Arts Exhibition

Swing by the Darndale Belcamp Village Centre and see local artists of all ages, both amateur and professional, display their art works to demonstrate the amazing talent in the area. This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

The Gruffalo: Puppet Show with No Strings Theatre Company

No Strings Theatre Company presents a hand-crafted puppetry performance of ‘The Gruffalo’ for all ages to enjoy.

Afternoon Sounds with Tadhg K

Get ready to dance to the sounds of the electrifying Tadhg K, a standout talent on Dublin’s electronic music landscape, as he takes the stage at Darndale Park on Saturday, afternoon, 20th April, from 2 to 3pm!

Stilt Walking and Puppetry Shows

Look out for our stylish stilt walker, Hugh Brown, who will show you some of his magic tricks and juggling. Hugh will be accompanied by puppet maker Martin Cahill of No Strings Attached Theatre.

Cruinniú na nÓg – Go Fly Your Kite

Fly your kite in Darndale Park as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2022!

Made in Darndale Festival

The Made in Darndale Summer Festival takes place from 16 - 19 June. Join us for this FREE celebration of Darndale's own artists and talent!

The Voice of Darndale Choir

The Voice of Darndale Choir is an amateur ensemble group. The group was formed to perform a specially commissioned work by composer Conor Mitchell, inspired by our experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This project is presented in partnership with Faoin Spéir Artane.

Traveller Oral Traditions – Music & Poetry

On Sunday, 29 May, Creative Places Darndale will take part in the International Literature Festival Dublin with a once-off event. Join gifted performers from the Travelling Community as they share the music, poetry, and stories that resonate within their cultural heritage.

Pop Up Dance Workshop

Sarah Ryan is a dance artist based in Dublin. Sarah is a stable and multifaceted freelance dance artist in the dance sector. She has worked with a wide range of choreographers, directors and companies from artistic backgrounds. See her perform in celebration of International Dance Day at the Belcamp Village Square.

Hip-Hop Workshop with Chris Dylus

Learn some of the latest Hip-Hop moves in this free workshop with Chris Dylus, Dublin based hip hop and breakdancer extraordinaire!

No Strings Theatre Puppet Show

The No Strings Theatre is actively involved in Dublin's cultural scene, showcasing unique puppetry performances that capture the imagination of both children and adults. Come and see these incredible hand crafted and mesmerising puppets come to life at this extraordinary puppet show. 

A Snail’s Tale.

Join us for "A Snail’s Tale" in Darndale Park on Saturday, April 20th, from 2pm. This street theatre show features Sir Babosa and his unique snail, Mishelle, on a slow-paced adventure inspired by medieval manuscripts.

Festival Village: Traveller Arts and Culture

Join us at Darndale Park and explore the rich cultural heritage of the Irish Travelling Community. From tinsmithing and storytelling, to music and folklore, immerse yourself in Traveller culture. This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

Stilt Walking Workshop

Our Stilt Walking Workshop takes place every Thursday from 3-5pm at Sphere 17 Priorswood. Aimed at 10-13 year olds, this course commences on 28 April and runs until mid-June. Enrolment is on Monday 25 April at Sphere 17 Priorswood from 2.30pm - 5pm.

Made in Darndale Festival 2024

The Made in Darndale Summer Festival takes place from 19 - 20 April. Join us for this FREE celebration of Darndale's own artists and talent!

Culture Night in Darndale

Come and celebrate Culture Night with us in Darndale! We have a wonderful selection of cultural events taking place in and around Darndale on Friday 23 September 2022 from 12.20pm onwards! All events are free and everyone is welcome!

Jitterbug Jackson Presents Faces of Darndale

Jitterbug Jackson presents the 'Faces of Darndale'show: an interactive community extravaganza where the vibrancy of drumming, the melody of song, and the power of spoken word collide in a spectacular showcase featuring the most talented local performers.

Darndale Through The Years

Join us for an afternoon of history and storytelling. Learn about how Darndale came to be and share your own memories with other residents - all while enjoying some tea and cake! This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

Darndale Heads: Portrait Project for the People of Darndale

On Fri 26 May, the Darndale Heads project will be exploring Darndale taking photo portraits of residents across the village. Contact us to have your portrait taken!

Darndale Street Parade

To kick off the Made in Darndale summer festival, students from Our Lady Immaculate Junior and Senior School, St. Francis National School and Sphere 17 Priorswood will join together in a colourful parade to entertain their family and friends.

Mark Flynn Sings on Walkabout

Keep a lookout for local talent, Mark Flynn who will be serenading the residents of Darndale with his beautiful voice and guitar playing.

Dublin International Film Festival with Sphere 17

DIFF has invited members from Sphere 17 to become shortlisters for the short film category for this year's festival. Young peoople from Bonnybrook and Kilbarrack have been tasked with selecting 8 films for screening on 1 March at St Benedicts Resource Centre in Kilbarrack at 6.30pm. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome!

Preview: The Dare to be Darndale Cabaret

Roll up, roll up! Join us for what is sure to be a spectacular afternoon of performances, including Courtney's Daredevil Circus, in our big top tent at Darndale Park.

The Darndale Dog Show

Calling all dogs of Darndale... it's time to strut your stuff! Join comedian Willie White as he hosts The Darndale Dog Show. Lots of prizes to be won by pooches of all shapes and sizes. This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

Culture Night in Darndale

Creative Places Darndale invites you to 'Made in Darndale', a free cabaret extravaganza that will be taking place on Culture Night, Friday 17th September at Darndale Belcamp Village Centre.

Live Mural Painting with Klo Wi and Zurdie

Join members of the all-female street art collective, Minaw, as they paint a mural specially commissioned for the Made in Darndale summer festival. Come and see the large scale painting evolve before your eyes - you might even get the chance to make your mark on it too!

Darndale Together After Dark

Come and join us for a wonderful evening of spooky fun Halloween entertainment in Darndale Belcamp Village Centre on 31st October from 4 - 7pm. Creative Places Darndale is delighted to be working with Darndale Together on this amazing new festival!

Painting and Stencilling Workshops

Join us at the park on Saturday, April 20th, from 1:00 to 5:30pm for a delightful family afternoon featuring two exciting workshop led by local artists.

The Fabulous Mr. H

Enjoy a thrilling Solo Circus Acrobat performance when Mr. H visits selected areas of Darndale to surprise and dazzle with his skills and trickery attempting to turn the world inside out and upside down.

Live at Darndale Park: Shakalak and The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow

Join us for an evening of live music from local legends to close out this year's Made in Darndale festival with a bang!

Pop Up Urban Dance

Pop Up Urban Dance performance in Darndale environs with MATT SZCZEREK, a Dublin based (contemporary-urban) Dance Artist and a professional member of Dance Ireland.

Festival Village

Fun for all the family. Join us at the park for circus, music, dance, workshops and more! This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

Children’s Garden Games

This year, we are thrilled to invite families to an afternoon of delightful children's garden games in Darndale Park. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20th, and join us from 1:00pm to 5:30pm for a series of fun-filled activities that promise to enchant and entertain.

Ballet in Darndale

Ireland’s Prima Ballerina Niamh O’Flannagain will perform Waltz of the Flowers, a beautiful dance from Tchaikovsky's famous Nutcracker Ballet.

Art Workshop at Sphere 17

Our Art Workshop takes place every Thursday from 3-5pm at Sphere 17 Priorswood. Aimed at 10-13 year olds, this course commences on 28 April and runs until mid-June. Enrolment is on Monday 25 April at Sphere 17 Priorswood from 2.30pm - 5pm.

The Dare to be Darndale Cabaret

Roll up, roll up! Join us for what is sure to be a spectacular evening of performances in our big top tent at Darndale Park. With Ringmaster John Connors, the Dare to be Darndale Cabaret is not to be missed! This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

Virtual Reality Screening: Francis Footwork by CoisCéim Dance Theatre

Multi award-winning dance company, CoisCéim Dance Theatre, brings their magical Virtual Reality show Francis Footwork to Darndale.

Street and Break Dance Workshop with Don King

Come and join in on this pop up street and break dance workshop with Don King on Tuesday at the Belcamp Courtyard.

Opera in Darndale

Irish Tenor, John Scott will be singing excerpts from well-known operas in various locations around Darndale.

Family Fun at Darndale Park

Join us for face painting, street performances, outdoor painting and modelling workshops, food trucks and much more!

Main Show: The Dare to be Darndale Cabaret

Roll up, roll up! Join us for what is sure to be a spectacular evening of performances, including Courtney's Daredevil Circus, in our big top tent at Darndale Park.

Citizen Commissioners at the Chipper

Meet us at Di Lucia's to learn more about our Citizen Commissioners project, so you can have a say about art in your area!

Circus Performance with Jitterbug Jackson

Join Hugh Brown as Jitterbug Jackson for a fun-filled performance at the Bell Square! This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

Interactive Dance Workshop

Prepare to be wowed by the incredible dance skills of Vithoria Escobar, Favour Odusola and Giulia Culoma at this year’s Made in Darndale Festival. Get ready to feel the rhythm and dance this coming Saturday!

The Dare to be Darndale Cabaret (Matinée)

Roll up, roll up! Join us for what is sure to be a spectacular afternoon of performances in our big top tent at Darndale Park. With Ringmaster John Connors, the Dare to be Darndale Cabaret is not to be missed! This event is part of the Made in Darndale summer festival.

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