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DIVERSIONS 2005 - Ireland's longest and largest festival of free outdoor events

Welcome to Temple Bar for Diversions 2005 - Ireland's longest and largest festival of free outdoor events.

This year's Diversions festival gives you a wonderful opportunity to experience the energy and imagination of Dublin's Cultural Quarter in the wonderful open-air setting of Meeting House Square.

Immerse yourself in the largest one-day gathering of arts events in the city at the Temple Bar Open Day; marvel at the magic of the movies in Stella Artois movies on the square; seek out unusual performances in unusual spaces in Live on the square; and let the sensational world class Family Fun season take your breath away!

Diversions reflects the ever changing landscape of arts and cultural activities in Ireland and beyond in an exciting, fresh and fun programme of events for people of all ages and experiences.

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin's Cultural Quarter this summer!
     


Stella Artois Movies on the Square


Commencing Saturday 11 June. Programme starts at 10pm sharp [except from 13 August where movies begin at 9.30pm]. Venue is Meeting House Square.

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Stella Artois Short Film Award


Commencing Saturday 11 June immediately preceding the STELLA ARTOIS movies on the square feature presentation. Programme starts
at 10pm sharp [except from 13 August where movies begin at 9.30pm]. Venue is Meeting House Square.

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Temple Bar Open Day


Sunday 19 June, begins at 1pm. Temple Bar – Dublin’s Cultural Quarter.

So you think you know Temple Bar! Well, you’ll be amazed at what you discover at the Temple Bar open day – the largest one-day gathering of arts and cultural activities in the City.

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Weekly Diversions


Sample the Weekly Markets in Temple Bar - Dublin's Cultural Quarter.

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Live on the Square

Commencing Monday 26 June. Venue is Meeting House Square unless otherwise stated.

An exciting and innovative performance programme that features classical music and film in association with the Waltons Guitar Festival of Ireland; theatre on screen with Pan Pan theatre company; performances in new spaces by Tall Tales Theatre Company; and multicultural images and sounds from around Dublin in a co-production with Dublin Youth Theatre.

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Family Fun


Sundays 10, 17, 24 July – 7, 14 and 21 August. Programme starts at 2pm unless otherwise stated. Venue is Meeting House Square unless otherwise stated.

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Season of Middle-Eastern and Arabian Culture


Monday 4 July - Sunday 10 July. Venue is Meeting House Square unless otherwise stated.

Season of Middle-Eastern and Arabian Culture will present a snapshot impression of contemporary arts and culture from the Middle-Eastern and Arabian world through music, photography, film, readings, storytelling and markets.

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Outside Visual Arts


The latest addition to the OVA legacy will be a fifteen-minute silent movie called ‘On that street’ which is set in 1928 and tells the story of how a young man encounters life in a big city for the first time.

For more details on screening dates and times, check this website and watch the press for more details from October onwards.

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TICKET INFORMATION

All evening events on Meeting House Square are FREE and TICKETED. Tickets are available for collection in person from 9am Monday morning in the week of an event from the Temple Bar Information Centre, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Alternatively, send an SAE to Temple Bar Properties, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 clearly stating the specific event for which you would like tickets, for receipt no later than two weeks before the event. Tickets will be posted in the week of that event. Tickets will not be sent unless the number of the party requesting tickets over 18 is indicated.

PLEASE NOTE ...

Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Latecomers are admitted onto Meeting House Square at the discretion of the management.

Natural light factor may mean films cannot always start on time.

Events are sometimes subject to change. Please check press for confirmation of event and start time.

Events are not cancelled unless persistent, heavy rain occurs - so do come prepared!