5 Events in Community Arts Spaces Across Ireland You Need To Attend in March

Words: Dray Morgan
Header Imagery: Disrupt Festival

Recently, The Arts Council’s ‘Art Insight’ survey found that young people in Ireland may be falling out of love with their communal art spaces. Throughout March, the Arts Council are spearheading the Show Up initiative, inviting you to reclaim art spaces and show them the love they deserve.

Engaging with art you love can be a great way to connect with your community, and championing the artists who resonate with you supports them to continue creating bold and exciting work.

Here are some hubs for creative expression not to miss for the month of March:

01 March

How To Bond With Your Dad When He’s Bad

An Táin Arts Centre, Louth


Irish actress, Ailbhe Casey and British actor, writer and director, Simon Nader have come together for a one night only performance. This dark comedy, two performer show details the struggle of a 17-year-old girls she attempts to reconnect with her imprisoned father through the unconventional method of kidnapping the school therapist.

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Photo Credit: antain

02 March

Ceardlann déanta éadaí le hAerachAiteachGaelach

Rediscovery Centre, Dublin

10:00 & 15:00

Queer Irish collective, AerachAiteachGaelach, are hosting two workshops on how to sustainably design and repair clothing to get the most out of your garments. As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, the group are bringing the conversation about sustainable fashion to the Irish language. Through their methods of flipping everyday clothing into something truly special, create a new fit and hone that Gaeilge at the same time.

If you miss them at the Rediscovery Centre, you can also catch the Aerach, Aiteach, Gaelach crew at Axis Ballymun on March 14 at 19.30 for their performance of Grindr, Saghdar agus Cher – a ‘funny, sexy, reflective and dangerous play’, written and performed in Irish, with English subtitles.

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Photo Credit: AerachAiteachGaelach

04 March

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

07-11 March

Disrupt Disability Arts Festival

Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Ireland’s first ever arts festival dedicated to championing creative minds in the disabled community, will take place from 7-11 March. With inclusivity at the forefront of the festival’s philosophy, a range of online and in-person events are set to kick off, combining various artistic disciplines. Celebrate International Women’s Day, attend disabled-friendly parties or attend workshops to deepen your understanding of disability.

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Photo Credit: Project Arts Centre

07 March

Junk Ensemble’s Dances Like a Bomb

Siamsa Tíre, Kerry


Junk Ensemble’s dance-theatre has garnered national critical acclaim, subverting the expectation of what a performer is and showing another world to perfomative art. Their performance Dances Like A Bomb, has left the confines of Dublin and is on display countrywide. Pushing against normality, the display protests society’s cult of youth, unpacking what it means to grow older.

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Photo Credit: Junk Ensemble