January 2011

Dublin 3 - 22/01/2011
Schools Embracing Diversity - Anti-Racism Teacher Training
Venue: Marino Institute of Education
Saturday November 27, 2010 and Saturday January 22, 2011
Registration from 9.00. Workshops from 10.00 to 16.00

Fee: €50 for two days (First day was 27/11/2010)

Links to download documents elsta.ie/upcoming-seminar/49-schools-embracing-diversity.html

World Holocaust Memorial Day - 27/01/11

27 January has been chosen throughout Europe as Holocaust Memorial Day (UN International Day of Commemoration of the Holocaust). It is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz – Birkenau concentration camp in 1945.


The national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place on the Sunday nearest to 27 January every year. The Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration 2011 will take place in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, between 6 and 8pm on Sunday the 30th of January 2011.

To receive an invitation, please contact the phone number or email address below, giving the name, address and contact details of each person requiring an invitation:

Telephone + 353 1 669 0593

Further information about the event can be found at the following link:


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February 2011

Dublin 1 - 03/02/2011
"Till the Tenth Generation"
Holocaust Education Trust Ireland are launching the DVD and Teacher's Guide (including CD of Teaching Materials) of the story of Tomi Reichental, survivor of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Time: 14:30

Venue: Larkin Community College
Champions Avenue
Cathal Brugha Street
Dublin 1

Telephone + 353 1 669 0593

Dublin -17/2-27/02/2011
African Movies @ The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

For further press information contact Sue Murphy, Press and Publicity Officer.
Telephone + 353 1 662 4260
Email: jdiffpressofficer@gmail.com

Dublin 1 - 18/02/2011
Challenges of Building Culturally Competent Organisations
This conference is organised by The Globe All Ireland Programme for Immigrant Parents.

Venue: Clock Tower, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1
Time: 10am to 2pm

For further details please contact:



Laois - 21/02/2011-25/02/2011
"Speak the Language Week". Students of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) from Laois VEC are taking part in AONTAS Adult Learners' Festival Week. They have designed posters for a campaign to encourage people from ethnic minority communities in Ireland to learn English, in particular to register with Co. Laois VEC for English language classes.

Dublin - 28/02/2011 - 07/03/2011

Festival of Russian Culture

Traditional Russian music, dance, performance, artisan food, theatre, cinema, exhibitions and lectures are just some of the wealth of vibrant activities on offer across Dublin this week as part of the second annual Russian Cultural Festival. The week long festivities will culminate in a family day on Sunday March 6th, traditionally celebrated in Russia as “Pancake Day”, where numerous events to appeal to all ages will take place in and around Cow’s Lane and Essex Street, Temple Bar. The Festival is a city-wide event, with associated activities certain to suit all cultural tastes taking place in Temple Bar, Civic Offices Wood Quay, Trinity College Dublin, The National Library of Ireland, the Irish Film Institute and the Dublin Writers Museum.

The Festival is organised by Dublin City Council’s Office of International Relations and Research and takes place with the kind assistance of Easons, Trinity College Dublin, The Russian Gazette, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, National Library of Ireland, Dublin’s Writers Museum, The Russian Irish Cultural Foundation and the Irish Film Institute.

Programme of Activities

For further details please ring

Kathryn Byrne (085 233 6033) or Tara Carey (01 668 0600)

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March 2011

Dublin - 28/02/2011 - 07/03/2011

Festival of Russian Culture

Traditional Russian music, dance, performance, artisan food, theatre, cinema, exhibitions and lectures are just some of the wealth of vibrant activities on offer across Dublin next week as part of the second annual Russian Cultural Festival. The week long festivities will culminate in a family day on Sunday March 6th, traditionally celebrated in Russia as “Pancake Day”, where numerous events to appeal to all ages will take place in and around Cow’s Lane and Essex Street, Temple Bar. The Festival is a city-wide event, with associated activities certain to suit all cultural tastes taking place in Temple Bar, Civic Offices Wood Quay, Trinity College Dublin, The National Library of Ireland, the Irish Film Institute and the Dublin Writers Museum.

The Festival is organised by Dublin City Council’s Office of International Relations and Research and takes place with the kind assistance of Easons, Trinity College Dublin, The Russian Gazette, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, National Library of Ireland, Dublin’s Writers Museum, The Russian Irish Cultural Foundation and the Irish Film Institute.

Programme of Activities

For further details please ring

Kathryn Byrne (085 233 6033) or Tara Carey (01 668 0600)

Ennis, Co. Clare - 08/03/2011
International Women's Day. This is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. 2011 marks the centenary of the first ever Intenational Women's Day.

Clare Women's Network have organised an event on Tuesday 8th March to celebrate International Women's Day. Suara are launching their CD and Melanie Jones' tapestry group will be displaying their creation based on international women's experience of settling in Ireland.

Venue: Clare Women's Network, Clonroad Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare
Time: 11am to 2pm

For further information please contact: Sarah 065 682 8731

St Patrick's Festival - 16/03/2011-20/03/2011

Programme of Events

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - 21/03/11

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21st March.
For further information see the websites below:

Young people's websitewww.un.org/cyberschoolbus/iderd/

European Week Against Racism - 21-27/03/11

Ireland is celebrating European Week from 21-27 March 2011. The European Week Against Racism is a series of events, run by people and organisations actively opposed to racism in Irish society. It’s co-ordinated by ENAR Ireland.

Telephone01 889 7110


Longford - 21/03/2011
"Home from Home"
This photo exhibition “Home from Home” will be launched in Longford Library on 21/03/2011 at 19.30 to celebrate European Week Against Racism. Music and refreshments provided. This initiative has been co-financed by the European Commission under the European Refugee Fund and is supported by the office of the Minister for Integration and Pobal and Longford Community Resources Ltd.

Admission is free and ALL are welcome.

For further details, please contact

Telephone:043 3345555

Limerick > - 31/03/11

Doras Luimn Census 2011 Information and Awareness Evening at Perys Hotel, Glentworth Street, Limerick on Thursday 31st March 2011 at 6pm

For further details, please contact Siobhan O Connor, Advocacy and Campaigns Office

Agra, India -
The Indian Embassy in Dublin has announced a scholarship under the scheme "Propagation of Hindi Abroad at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan" Central Institute of Hindi, Agra, for the academic session 2011-12 commencing from August 1, 2011. One scholarship has been earmarked for an aspiring applicant from Ireland. Applicants must be non-Indian nationals, between 21 and 35, who have been learning Hindi for one year or longer. Those interested should submit the completed application form to the Embassy before April 21, 2011.

Please note that there are further conditions attached to the scholarship. For more information, please contact

Telephone: (00 353 1)4970987/4970806
Address:Embassy of India, Ireland,
6 Leeson Park
Dublin 6

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    April 2011

    Dublin 6 - 02/04/2011
    Festival Under the Clock
    This is a family festival in the Town Hall, the Swan Centre and on the streets of Rathmines. There will be Breton and Latvian celebrations, and performances by Liam O Maonlai, Jarlath Regan, John Spillane, Cora Venus Lunny and many more.
    Time: 11am till late
    Venue: Rathmines

    Admission is free but capacity in the Town Hall is limited.


    Dublin 2 - 26/04/2011 - 05/05/2011
    OPENCities will open on 28th April with the launch of the photographic exhibition "Faces" and the OPENCities programme of seminars and public events, in addition to the "Sounds of the City" competition.

    OPENCities is a British Council project in conjunction with Dublin City Council and cities around the world.

    Time: 6.30 pm
    Venue: Creation Arcade, Dublin 2

    Telephone:00 353 1 402 3006

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    May 2011

    Galway - 18/05/2011
    Inequality and Diversity across the Lifecourse: an Intercultural Perspective
    This is the second Lifecourse Institute Distinguished Lecture addressing the issues of diversity and inequality and their effect across the lifecourse. Professor Jagdish Gundara holds the UNESCO Chair in the University of London, and Dr Siobhn Mullally is a senior law lecturer in University College Cork.
    Time: 5.30 to 7.00 pm
    Venue: Aras Moyola, Room MY243, NUI Galway

    Light refreshments will be served and the lecture is open to all, but RSVP please to:

    Iwona Jakubczyk:

    Africa Day – 25/05/11
    Africa Day, the official day of the African Union, takes place on 25th May every year. In recognition of fact that the day presents an opportunity to celebrate African diversity and success and to highlight the cultural, social and political life of the African continent, Ireland hasofficially marked this day each year since 2008.

    The programme is sponsored by Irish Aid and a small working group each year co-ordinates plans and assesses applications for funding. Events supported by Irish Aid are intended to promote a more comprehensive awareness and understanding of Africa and African culture and to provide an opportunity to engage and communicate with the public on the strong relationship that exists between people in Ireland and in Africa.

    Community initiatives throughout the country will organise events that build a positive image of Africa and its diversity in Ireland.

    Africa Day Events Funding Application Form
    Africa Day Events Funding Guidelines

    Please send any queries to

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    June 2011

    Dublin 2 - 22/05/2011
    "Inclusive and Innovative Approach to Addiction Services in Multicultural Ireland"
    Seminar to launch CKU on how to make addiction services accessible to ethnic minorities in Ireland.
    Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
    Venue: Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

    To confirm your attendance contact

    Telephone0860861018/ 0857588915

    Dublin 4 - 26/06/2011
    Asian Food Festival and Bazaar.
    Event organised by the India Club Ireland in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and the Hope Foundation (working with the street children of Calcutta). Activities include a fashion show, dancing, face painting (children under 12 enter free), magician and more.
    Venue: RDS
    Time: 11.30am to 8.00pm
    Tickets: €12
    Children under 12: FREE

    For more information contact:

    Telephone086 358 9317/ 087 249 6545

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    July 2011

    Dublin 2 - 7/07/2011 - 5/08/2011
    "Not Natasha" - a photographic exhibition of by Dana Popa in collaboration with the London-based organisation, Autograph APB, and the Immigrant Council of Ireland, in the context of the anti-trafficking national campaign ‘Turn off the Red Light’.

    Venue: 22-23 Creation Arcade, Duke Street, Dublin 2.

    For more information on the exhibition, please contact:
    Telephone(01) 402 3006

    For more information on the "Turn off the Red Light" campaign, please contact:

    Telephone(01) 6740202

    Dublin 7 - 30/07/2011
    Family Day. This is the second Family Fun Day organised by the New Communities Partnership (NCP), with support from Dublin City Council. Activities include music, dancing, football and much more. Admission OMI Web (DoJ) V6FREE.
        Time: 12 to 5
    For more information, please contact NCP at 10, Cornmarket, Dublin 8.
    Telephone: 01 671 3639

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    August 2011

    Dublin 8 - 10/08/2011
    New Communities Partnership (NCP) launches their Autumn 2011 training programme. Training begins in September 2011 and will provide adult education training and employment programmes with national and international recognised accrediation bodies. Courses are available in:

    (1) Graphic Design (Adobe Visual Communication - PhotoShop CS5 -Aca)

    (2) Web Design (Web Communication through Adobe Dreamweaver - Aca)

    (3) Social Research and Strategic Planning

    No formal qualification in computing is required. The programme is open to men and women from ethnic minorities who are available to complete the module and live in Dublin.
    Training takes place in the evening.

    Cost: Course participants pay for accreditation.
    Facilities Available: All participants have access to a place to bring children when attending, and to a laptop, and the internet.

    For initial appointment for interview:
    Telephone01 671 3639

    Limerick -20/08/2011
    Islamic Cultural Festival
    Discover Islam Ireland (DII), in collaboration with the Irish Muslim Magazine and local Muslims, is organising the first Islamic Cultural Exhibition open to the public in Limerick. People are invited to come to the exhibition on Islamic history, literature and art, and to ask question at short discussion forums regarding Islam and Muslims..

    Although it is the month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, tea, coffee and some refreshments will be available to visitors.
    Admission FREE. Men, women and children are all welcome to attend.
    Venue: Savoy Hotel, Henry Street, Limerick
    Time: 11am to 5pm.

    For further information, please contact Abdul Haseeb

    Irish Muslim Magazine,
    17 Synge Street,
    Dublin 8
    Telephone01 405 3868
    086 322 5963

    Nationwide -20/08/2011 - 28/08/2011
    National Heritage Week
    This year the week has hit a new record with over 1400 events due to take place nationwide. From medieval fairs, night time bat walks, classical music, poetry, theatre, traditional music, storytelling, historical re-enactments, local history walks and talks, maritime and coastal events, food fairs, traditional skills workshops and archaeological digs.

    There’s something for everyone and the majority of events are FREE to attend and the message from the Heritage Council, coordinators of the week, is to get out and experience the heritage on your doorstep.

    For updates on events throughout the week, download the free iPhone app Heritage Week Events 2011 or log on to www.heritageweek.ie You can also follow the event on Twitter @heritageweek or the Heritage Week Facebook page

    Meath and Dublin - 22-8-2011 - 28-8-2011
    Nigerian Carnival Ireland
    Week long showcase for diverse cultural activities. Fashion show, dance festival, football competition, comedy performance and much more. Events take place throughout the week, culminating in a Grand Finale in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 27th August 2011.

    For further information, please contact
    Telephone087 7621660

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    September 2011

    Shankill, Bray - 04/09/2011

    EID Intercultural Family Day hosted by New Communities Partnership. There will be food, dancing, music, sporting activities, board games, henna, tennis, competitions for children and parents, organised tennis sessions with professional coaches from Shankill Tennis Club.


    Supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Co, Shankill Tennis Club, Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Department of Justice & Equality.

    Time: 3pm to 7pm
    Venue: Shankill Tennis Club, Quinns Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin

    Dublin - AUTUMN 2011
    One City, One People
    Dublin City Council’s Office for Integration (OFI) is leading this key initiative this autumn. The Campaign focuses on city’s immigrant population to promote inclusion, integration and to combat racism and discrimination. The One City One People Campaign is using a variety of mediums to promote the message that Dublin is an open city, a city which respects and embraces difference, is accessible, safe and equal and does not accept racism and discrimination.

    The OFI with the support of the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration within the Department of Justice and Equality, together with the participation of the city transport companies Veoila, Dublin Bus, DART Irish Rail and many migrant networks, organisations along with museums, libraries, galleries, and open spaces that will promote this campaign for a month. This year's focus will be on examining invisible and hidden discrimination and racism and uncover the areas where such practice is occurring. The campaign can also be seen on Facebook at Intercultural Dublin

    The city is also hosting the Council of Europe and the European Commission’s Intercultural Cities Project Study seminar on Community and social space.

    MakingSpace : by Noel Bowler

    National Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Admission is free.

    Sky Ride

    11/09/2011Dublin City Council's Roads

    Akidwa Migrant Women's Photo Exhibition

    12/09/2011Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

    Milk and Cookies

    13/09/2011Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

    Anti-Racist Network First Anniversary Symposia

    17/09/2011Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

    The Storyteller

    Fishamble Street Walkway, City Council Offices, Dublin 2

    Irish Polish Annual Art Exhibition

    19/09/2011 - 22/10/2011Fishamble Street Walkway, City Council Offices, Dublin 2

    Development Policy: Aid and Poverty Reduction: Multiple Views from the South

    21/09/2011TO BE ARRANGED

    Intercultural Cities Study Visit - Council of Europe

    21/09/2011 - 24/09/2011DETAILS TO FOLLOW

    Suitcase Stories

    21/09/2011DETAILS TO FOLLOW

    Culture Night: Launch of Dublin as an Intercultural City

    23/09/2011City Hall and multiple other locations

    Intercultural Voice: concert in Saint Patrick's Cathedral featuring the Anglican, Georgian and Latvian choirs with soloists.

    to be confirmedSaint Patrick's Cathedral

    Dublin Gospel Festival

    24/09/2011Liberty Hall

    Intercultural Boxing Competition

    26/09/2011 - 03/10/2011TO BE ARRANGED

    Inter Faith Seminar and Workshop

    29/09/2011Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

    UNHCR Exhibition: Stories of Survival and Safe Haven


    Mama Awards

    TO BE CONFIRMEDLiberty Hall

    Dublin 8 - 10-11/09/2011
    SARI Soccerfest CONCERN Kitefest
    Sports Against Racism Ireland (SARI) established Soccerfest in 1997 and the event has now developed into the largest intercultural soccer tournament in Ireland. There will be more than 40 men's teams from all over Ireland with players from more than 40 countries, and 8 women's teams. There will also be the first Under-13 Fair Play tournament - matches with no referee.

    At the Concern Kitefest, kite flyers from around the world will display their amazing kites as well as hosting kite workshops for children.

    The two-day festival also includes a wide variety of entertainment for all the family, with teddy-bear parachuting, face painting, DJs, clowns, capoeira, sports workshops and demonstrations, African dancing, drum circles, FAI soccer skills, GAA Have-A-Go, and lots more.

    SARI and Concern are joining forces to create one big festival, promoting integration & social inclusion in Ireland, and creating awareness of the issue of global hunger, particularly the current crisis in the horn of Africa.

    Time: 11am to 5pm
    Venue: Garda and Camogie Sports Grounds, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

    Telephone01 873 5077

    Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Sligo - 12/09/2011-23/09/2011
    AkiDwA, a national network of migrant women living in Ireland, will celebrate their tenth anniversary with a programme of activities across the country. AkiDwA, ‘Akina Dada wa Africa’, was established in August 2001 and has grown into a national organization with a diverse membership, actively working in the area of gender based violence, employment and gender discrimination. Planned events include a talent show, photographic exhibition, workshop, book launch, seminars and an anniversary dinner at the Gresham Hotel.

    The anniversary dinner is a fundraising event (ticket prices available from contact points below). All other events during anniversary celebrations are FREE.

    For further information, please contact AkiDwA's Development and Event Officer, Amaka Okonkwo

    Telephone01 834 9851
    Website: www.akidwa.ie/archives/472

    Dublin 2 - 13/09/2011
    Launch of the Pathways to Parental Leadership Toolkit

    This project was launched in September 2008 and its main objective is to promote migrant parents’ involvement in the school life of their children. Guest Speaker: Prof Nihad Bunar - Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University and National Police Academy. This event is co-funded by the European Programme for Integration and Migration – an initiative of the Network of European Foundations.

      Registration: 09:30am
      Launch: 10:00 -12.30 followed by light lunch
      Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

      RSVP by September 8th, 2011
      Telephone01 674 0202


      Dublin - 22 - 23/09/2011
      Nollywood Ireland Film Festival
      The Mirror Boy is a Nigerian adventure fantasy drama film written & directed by Obi Emelonye and starring Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme (Mirror Boy), Fatima Jabbe, Peter Halpin and Edward Kagutuzi. The film received 3 nominations at the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards. This is the story of a young teenage African British boy who is taken back to the land of his mother's birth, where he embarks on a magical journey that teaches him about himself and the mystery of the father he has never seen.

      The Impostor, starring: Alex Osifo, Yemi Blaq, Leo B, Nse Etim, Sydney Idiala, Thelma Okodua, Ayo Emmanuel, De Senator.

      Tickets: €10

      22nd September
      Venue: Screen Cinema, Townsend Street, Dublin 2
      Time: 4.30pm

      23rd September
      Venue: Red Cow Complex, Naas Road, Dublin
      Time: 6pm
      Followed by Award and After Party

      For more information, ticket booking & reservation, please call: 0876987554, 0879654669, 0877666117

      Ireland -23/09/2011
      Culture Night Ireland
      Local people and visitors across the island of Ireland will enjoy the unique experience of Culture Night, a free night of entertainment, discovery and adventure taking place in a record 30 towns, cities, counties and islands in Ireland. Museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres will open their doors late into the evening welcoming people of all ages to taste and sample their cultural delights for free on the evening.

      Limerick - 23/09/2011
      Culture Night Multicultural Fashion Show Doras Luimni with the Hunt Museum are presenting this show of traditional clothing from India, Nepal, the Philippines, Nigeria and Kenya.

      Venue: Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick
      Time: 6pm

      For more information, contact Doras Luimni's Integration and Intercultural Officer, Abed Aldakar at

      Telephone061 310328

      Dublin -23/09/2011
      Dublin Culture Night 2011 – Dublin city will be open to everyone, in the most creative and imaginative ways possible. 156 venues and organisations are taking part in the biggest and most diverse ever Culture Night event in Ireland. Culture and the arts survive through resilience, imagination and ambition joined together by creativity and vision. Culture Night is owned by you, it’s all about you and it’s for you!

      Guidebook and Map

      Dublin 1 - 24/09/2011
      Dublin International Gospel Music Festival
      This festival in two parts. A programme of free educational workshops starts at 11am, covering subjects including digital music production, choreography, voice training, faith and integration, and more. The concert in the evening presents the work of several fine choirs and musicians. The festival is supported by Metro ireann, the US Embassy Dublin, Dublin Bus Community Support Programme; The Irish Times; Jaipur, MK Design Studio, DHR Communications, and Dublin City Council’s Office for Integration.

      Venue: Liberty Hall Theatre, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

      Educational Workshops: 11am

      Concert: 7pm
      Workshops are FREE. To register for a workshop please contact:

      Telephone(01) 878 3441
      To buy tickets for the concert, visit

      Cork - 26/09/2011
      Conference on Integration in Cork City
      Cork City Integration Strategy Steering Group have organised this conference on behalf of Cork City Development Board. Speakers will deliver local, national and EU perspectives on integration best practice. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in strategic planning groups. The conference will examine a new publication from European Network Against Racism and MPG called "Integration Beyond Migration: Kicking off the Debate," which proposes a radical rethinking of EU integration policies.

      Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm
      Venue: Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork

      RSVP before Monday, 19th September 2011

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      October 2011

      Limerick - 05/10/2011
      Voter Awareness Session for Naturalised Citizens. Doras Luimni is holding this session in advance of the presidential election and the two referenda scheduled for 27th October. All citizens of the Republic of Ireland are entitled to vote in the upcoming presidential election and the referenda to change the constitution. However, it is possible that those who have been recently naturalised have not yet registered to vote in national elections. With the date of the election approaching it is important to be registered to vote if you want your voice heard. Many people would like to know a little more about these and ensure that they are registered as citizens on the register of electors. Doras Luimn will provide information on registering, explain the process and address the issues of concern.

      Venue: Doras Luimni Training Room, Mount St Vincent, O'Connell Avenue, Limerick
      Time: 2pm

      For further information please contact Doras Luimni Advocacy and Campaigns Officer Siobhn O’Connor:

      Telephone:061 310328

      Limerick - 07/10/2011
      Intercultural Women’s Day. Doras Luimni is organising this celebration involving performances and crafts exhibitions by women’s groups in Limerick.

      Venue: Centre Space Studios, St Alphonsus Street, Limerick
      Time: 6.30pm

      For more information contact Doras Luimn’s Integration and Intercultural Officer, Abed Aldakar:

      Telephone:061 310328

      Show Racism the Red Card has a new mascot - Jeff the Ref
      Tallaght, Dublin 24 - 10/10/2011
      Launch of the Show Racism the Red Card programme of activities for 2011-12
      The new programme of activities includes:-
      • - Anti-racism education workshops in schools & youth services
      • - Anti-racism Creative Competition for schools & youth services
      • - Intercultural Summer Camps [- launch of Ambassador mascot 'Jeff the Ref'
      • - 10,000 wristbands on sale promoting the anti-racism message
      Mr Eamon Gilmore, TD, Tnaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs will be a keynote speaker with Elin L'Estrange (who survived the recent massacre in Norway).
      Venue: Tallaght Stadium
      Time: 12.15 - 1.45

      RSVP Email:

      Cork - 10/10/2011
      Launch of Cork County Integration Network. This network of ethnic organisations and individuals living in County Cork has been set up to ensure that ethnic minority groups have meaningful participation in policy and service provision throughout the county. The Network will be launching its Strategic Plan, 2011-2014 on this occasion. All are welcome.

      Venue: County Hall, Cork City
      Time: 2pm

      Telephone:021 2399910
      RSVP Email:

      Dublin 4 - 22/10/2011
      Festival of Lights - Diwali 2011
      Diwali in India is like Christmas in Ireland. Diwali is celebrated throughout South Asia - it means the victory of light over darkness and the reaffirmation of hope. There will be music, dance, drama, comedy, arts and crafts, different Indian cuisines, a children's corner and fireworks.

      To embrace true multiculturalism and to further cultural integration in today's Ireland the celebration of Diwali - Festival of Lights is coming to Dublin. This event is supported by Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council.

      Time: 12 noon to 7.30pm
      Venue: RDS, Simmonscourt Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

      Tickets: €10 (€8 if purchased before 2nd October)
      Children under 12 FREE


      17 -23/10/2011

      Limerick Language Alive Week is kicking off on Monday 17th with events taking place throughout Limerick City and County. Limerick Language Alive Week is a Limerick Integration Working Group initiative which aims to bring language alive, connect communities and break down communication and cultural barriers. From Monday October 17th to Monday October 28th an extensive programme of events will bring together people of all ages and nationalities to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of language in their community. Events will be organised throughout the county – including Newcastle West, Kilmallock, Croom, Hospital and across Limerick City. There will be a diverse range of events bringing the language and languages of Limerick alive in politics, community, sport, technology, arts and culture through different and dynamic mediums. Brochure with full details and programme of events attached in PDF and JPG formats. [http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163602567063255

      Limerick Language Alive Week Brochure.pdf Limerick Integration Working Group (LIWG) logo.jpg

      Dundrum, Dublin 16 - 29/10/2011

      Venue: Taney Parish Hall, Taney Church, Taney Road, Dundrum, Dublin
      Time: 7.30pm

      Admission (including dinner): Adult €15
      Child (10-15) €5
      Child below 10 FREE

      For further information


      Limerick - 28/10 - 4/11/2011
      Living Place Exhibition
      This is a collaborative project between Faber Studios and Doras Luimn, organised as part of Limerick Language Alive Week. In the first stage of the project (Living Place 1: Expression), people from non-Irish backgrounds were invited to respond to a series of questions about the places where they live, work, rest and play - both in their native home and in their Irish home. These contributions will now be presented through an exhibition (Living Place 2: Exhibition) at Faber Studios, running from Friday, 28th October to Friday, 4th November, which will explore experiences of public space as a potentially profound and meaningful expression of culture.
      For more information telephone Faber Studios: -
      Caelan Bristow087 7863241
      Aaron Lawless085 7298138

      or Doras Luimni

      Abed Aldakar061 310328

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      November 2011

      Dublin 2 - 4/11/2011
      Realizing the Promise of a Diverse Ireland: a Dialogue on Inter-cultural Policing and Access to Third Level Education
      Metro Eireann and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, North Carolina, USA are jointly organising this conference. Ireland is an increasingly diverse nation. Today, 12% of the population is foreign born. In other countries, diversity has been a source of energy, creativity, and wealth. But it has also been a source of economic competition, social conflict and exclusionary policies. The promise of diversity can only be realized if the challenges that naturally accompany migration are addressed in a respectful and inclusive manner. The conference examines Irish diversity in a comparative context and focuses on two critical issues that impact Ireland's ability to realize the full benefits of its diversity: intercultural policing and access to third level education.

      Attendance by invitation only.

      Venue: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
      9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (with light refreshments to follow)

      Dublin - 05/11/2011
      India Club will be celebrating the Club’s 40th Diwali in Ireland on this Saturday. India Club is a non political and non religious organisation and is open to all friends of India. Anyone interested in participating or performing at Diwali celebration please contact:


        4/11 - 19/11
        Polish Culture Festival. My Cork Polish Association is organising the 5th Polish Culture Festival in Cork. The Festival will take place over 3 consecutive weekends in November from November 4th, to the 19th. This is the largest festival celebrating Polish culture in these islands. The theme of the festival is integration. Events will include children's attractions and a children's art competition, poetry, photo and art exhibitions, film, dancing and concerts, and more.

        Dublin 2 - 10/11/2011
        Making Ireland Home
        Launch of this film, which was made by the mPower youth empowerment project, under the aegis of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, and funded by the European Integration Fund (EIF) through the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration. The film documents the stories and experiences of young Non EU migrants who have made Ireland their home, the problems they have encountered such as racism as well as their hopes for the future, a future they all see very much in Ireland.

        Places at the launch are limited - please RSVP to

        Time: 6.30pm
        Venue: Film Base, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

        Dublin 4 - 13/11/2011
        International Charity Bazaar: Experience the World in a Day. The Bazaar is hosted by the Diplomatic Corps in Ireland. It is a day when Embassies showcase traditional food and drinks, exotic crafts, fine arts and entertainment from their home countries.

        There will be 50 country-specific stalls selling traditional food, crafts and gifts, a raffle, a silent auction, children's activities and entertainment. This year, all proceeds and donations raised will go to nominated Irish charities.

        Time: 11am to 5pm
        Venue: Burlington Hotel, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2


        Tallaght, Dublin 22 - 16/11/2011

        Launch of South Dublin Migrant Integration Forum. Mayor Caitrona Jones & the members of South Dublin County Council will officially launch the South Dublin Migrant Integration Forum on Wednesday 16th November 2011 at 11.00 am.

        For further information on the South Dublin Integration Forum, contact Dominika Topolska, New Communities Partnership Tel 01 6713639 /E mail dominikat@newcommunities.ie / http://socialinclusion.southdublin.ie ..

        Limerick - 16/11/2011
        Information Seminar on the Work Experience Opportunities available in Limerick
        Doras Luimn will present this event, which is open to refugees and all migrants with a Stamp 4. There will be guest speakers from FAS, Department of Social Protection and host employers who will provide information on the programmes available including the JobBridge National Internship Scheme and the Work Placement Programme.
        Venue: Pery's Hotel, Glentworth Street, Limerick
        Time: 6 - 7.30pm

        For more information about this event plese contact Rabiya Ali at

        Telephone061-310328 or 087-177584

        Ennis, Co. Clare - 17/11/2011
        Intercultural Training: an Introduction
        This workshop is aimed at people who work in private sector, state agencies, voluntary and community organisations that provide services to communities in Co Clare. Training is provided by IBEC Panel of Facilitators; funding is from the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration and Clare County Development Board.

        Time: 9.30 to 3.30
        Venue: Clarecare, Harmony Row, Ennis, Co. Clare

        Please note that places are limited. To book a place please contact Anne Loftus:


        Dublin 4 - 19/11/11
        Conference for Polish Teachers Working in Ireland
        This is the first annual conference for Polish teachers working at Polish schools in Ireland. There are 12 Polish schools in Ireland which operate under the remit of the Polish Department of Education and which cater for over 4,000 Polish children living in Ireland. The work of these migrant-led schools is essential in the area of first language maintenance, which is important for educational, cognitive, as well as social and economic reasons. Keynote speakers include experts from the Ministry of Education in Poland and ORPEG (the agency responsible for training Polish teachers who work abroad). Also attending will be the Chairperson of the Network of Polish Schools in Britain (Polska Macierz Szkolna), Ms. Aleksandra Podhorodecka, who will kickstart a discussion on the creation of a similar network in Ireland. Representatives from the Education for Democracy Foundation and the MyMind Psychological Centre will also deliver presentations. Migrant-led schools play a very important support role in improving literacy levels.The conference has been made possible through the support of Wsplnota Polska, the Polish Embassy in Ireland, the Irish Polish Society, and Forum Polonia.

        Time: 8.30am to 7pm
        Venue: The Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin, Dublin 4


        Telephone086 3961430
        087 6707837

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        December 2011

        Dublin 14 - 16, 17, 18/12/2011
        Failte and MarhabaAnne X. Bevan/JELR/SECTOR
        The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland invites you, your friends, neighbours, acquaintances, to Neighbourhood Weekend 2011, full of of food, arts, crafts and children's activities.


        Friday, 16th, 2.30 to 5.00

        Saturday, 17th, 12.00 to 5.00

        Sunday, 18th, 12.00 to 5.00


        Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, 19 Roebuck Road,

        Clonskeagh, Dublin 14.

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