Tuesday, 17 March 2015

PolskaÉire 2015

To champion the diversity that Polish people bring to Ireland, PolskaÉire 2015 has been established as a nationwide festival to coincide with the UEFA Republic of Ireland vs. Poland qualifier on the 29th of March.

This initiative is led by the Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality, Aodhán Ó Rí­ordáin T.D. (D
epartment of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Department of Justice and Equality), the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin and the Football Association of Ireland. The festival is supported by Dublin City Council and other local authorities, along with many Polish organisations and cultural, community and sporting groups across the country.

You can download the full programme through the following links:

Dom Polski has a  full programme of events as well, see flier below. Of particular interest is the talk by eminent linguistics professor Jan Miodek. If anyone would like to read some poetry in Polish, or would otherwise like to be involved in the evening on 21 March, please email

To conclude PolskaÉire, the Lighthouse Cinema runs a Polish film festival from 30 March. It is not billed as such on their website, but you can find the relevant films here:

Unrelated, but also of potential interest is the Silk Road Festival, 18-22 March 2015.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Václav Havel evening

This Friday, 6 March, there will be a musical evening to honour Václav Havel and to raise funds for a bust to be placed in the Irish Parliament. The concert takes place at 7:30 at Odessa.