Big Events in Dublin April and May 2011

Handel’s Day 13 April 2011 Venue: Temple Bar
A celebration of music and history in 18th century Dublin from 10am until 12 midnight. There will be lots of free activities going on in the Temple Bar Area. Handel’s Messiah was first performed on Fishamble Street in Temple Bar and will be commemorated with an outdoor event Messiah on the Street, as well as a special performance of A Global Hallelujah by three national schools in Dublin.
Featuring children’s vocals, instrumental music and percussion, Handel for Children will be performed by Harold’s Cross National School and Tullamore Classical String School.

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2011 03 May 2011 – 16 May 2011
The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival celebrates the great contribution of gay people to theatre down through the years.
The Festival was founded in 2004 on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde and emphasizes new or recent works with a gay theme or relevance. This Festival draws a large attendance from Ireland and all around the world.

Dublin Dance Festival 13 May 2011 -28 May 2011
Dublin Dance Festival is dedicated to presenting contemporary dance from around the world. It offers a diverse programme of performance, films, talks, master classes, workshops and outdoor events at several venues around the city centre.
One of the highlights is the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s Songs of the Wanderers, in the Grand Canal Theatre Dublin for one night only on May 26th.
There will be a major focus on Asian choreographers and will also offer the work of many artists from Ireland, Europe and North America.

UEFA Europa League Final 18 May 2011 Venue: Aviva Stadium
Dublin will host its first major European club final on Wednesday 18 May 2011 at the Aviva Stadium. over 50.000 football fans will se two of the top European clubs battle for this coveted trophy.

The Carling Nations Cup 23 May 2011 – 27 May 2011 Venue: Aviva Stadium
The Carling Nations Cup will be the first senior international tournament played in Ireland. There will be six matches between the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
Monday May 23: Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland
Tuesday May 24: Wales v Scotland
Thursday May 26: Wales v Northern Ireland
Friday May 27: Republic of Ireland v Scotland

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