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Event PR (Public Relations) 

Culture Date With Dublin 8

Event Public Relations (PR) 


'Culture Date with Dublin 8' a Dublin City Council & Fáilte Ireland initiative with support from the participating venues.


The Brief:

To manage the Event Public Relations (PR). To maximise publicity and awareness of the annual 'Culture Date with Dublin 8' Festival.


The Story:

'Culture Date with Dublin 8' ran from Saturday, 18th - Sunday 19th of May. The festival in its third year, highlights the postal district of D8 as one of Ireland’s top cultural destinations. The weekend included a series of over 30 free and specially curated events taking place across some of Dublin’s top historical landmarks including Kilmainham Gaol, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art. The festival aims to encourage people who are living, working and visiting the area to discover the hidden gem that may be right on their doorstep.

Public Relations Results

The Gloss Magazine

'Six Hidden Gems to Explore in Dublin 8'

"Now in its third year, “Culture Date with Dublin 8” takes place next weekend May 17 – 19 with over 30 free and specially-curated events in some of Dublin 8’s top historical landmarks. We catch up with the custodians of some of the participating venues and ask them to tell us about the hidden gem in their institution" …

Dublin Gazette

"A festival aimed at highlighting Dublin 8 as one of the country’s top cultural destinations will return for its third year next weekend....This year, visitors can explore an ancient crypt and get a chance to ring the bells of Christ Church Cathedral, enjoy an outdoor concert in the temple at Goldenbridge Cemetery or be transported back to World War 1 with theatrical re-enactments at the National War Memorial Gardens..."

Irish Times


Irish Times "On My Radar" interview with Imma Director Annie Fletcher.

"Director of Irish Museum of Modern Art on her picks for Venice Biennale, a podcast on the politics of tech, and her girl crush on Cate Blanchett..."


"Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s over 30 events you can attend for free as part of the Culture Date with Dublin 8 Festival. The festival runs from Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th of May"

"Dublin 8 boasts some of the city’s most renowned and admired cultural locations and landmarks. The Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest enclosed park, sprawling  an impressive 1,750 acres, is one such location. A popular spot during any season, the park offers a beautiful, green oasis in the middle of our capital city" 

Dublin People

"...As part of the festival, visitors can explore the crypts of Christ Church, one of the oldest and largest in Britain and Ireland, and ring the bells of St Patrick’s Cathedral...."

Irish Times

Make a culture date with Dublin 8


"Festival celebrates the area’s cultural and architectural icons with talks and tours"

Essay in The Irish Times by Turtle Bunbury

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