Top 5 Dublin events: February 26

Discover films of prolific Irish filmmaker Patrick Carey.

This Wednesday will serve us a variety of events, ranging from a wonderful LGBTQ event to a marvellous poetry night near Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral.


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Venue: The Olympia Theatre
Time: 19:00
Admission: €26+. Tickets (low availability) are on sale here.



Patrick Carey (1916–1994) was a prolific Irish filmmaker. As a camera operator, he worked on international features including A Man for All Seasons and Barry Lyndon, but it was in the short form documentary that his remarkable skill as cinematographer and director was fully realised. His passion lay in the natural environment which he approached with awe, meticulousness and endless patience to create films that were supremely assured in their simplicity, and which garnered two Oscar nominations.

Image: Irish Film Institute

Three films of his from the 1970s will be screened: WAVES, REFLECTIONS IRELAND and ERRIGAL. Follow the event on Facebook.

Venue: Irish Film Institute
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Admission: €13. Book tickets here.


Image: Drink n Draw Ireland

Who says you cannot drink and draw at the same time? Bring your own beer and join a paint party night in the Dublin city centre. Create your own masterpiece. Alcohol will help you get creative. You do not need to be any Picasso or Van Gogh.

Venue: Arts Bar Dublin
Time: 20:00
Admission: €28. Plenty of things is included in the ticket price. Book a ticket here. (less than 50 seats left)


Image: Dublin LGBTQ Pride

A new monthly event brought to you by Dublin LGBTQ Pride in association with Age Action. Launched by The Lord Mayor of Dublin as part of our 2019 Winter Pride Festival, its aim is to celebrate those in the LGBTQI+ who are older than Pride (over 50).

The first event of 2020 will include a tour of the National Library of Ireland’s exhibition at the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre – Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, tea in the House of Lords, College Green and some great tunes at Street66.

Venue: various places
Time: 13:00 – 15:00
Admission: free


Image: The Sunflower Sessions

On this month of love, join a literary canoodling on the second floor of the Lord Edward Public House. The night is about poetry, prose and spoken word. NO MUSIC or COMEDY. Each reader will have a maximum of four minutes. It is always better to register in advance if you want to read. Check this event on Facebook for more information.

If you attend and you’re thirsty, use the lounge bar on the first floor!

Venue: Lord Edward Public House (side door beside Burrdock’s Fish shop) opposite Christchurch Cathedral
Time: 19:30
Admission: free.

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