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Over 50 events taking place across Ireland during Europe Week

03.05.2013, 18:30 GMT

Europe Week, celebrating Ireland’s forty years as a member of the EU and the European Year of Citizens 2013, begins this Sunday 5th May. It is being marked across the country with more than fifty events and activities, with wide appeal.

Throughout the week the focus will be on European music, dance, song, food, poetry, art exhibitions and film. Business networking events and conferences in Dublin, Cork, and Clare will focus on Ireland in Europe.

ank holiday entertainment is taking place in Drogheda with the Fringe and Maritime Tall Ships festival. Latvia’s Culture Day celebrations are in Temple Bar in Dublin on Sunday. Also in the capital, our European heritage is being celebrated at The National Gallery, IMMA, the Temple Bar Gallery & Studios and the Hugh Lane Gallery. And anyone wondering how the Ancient Romans created their beautiful floor mosaics can call into the National Museum of Ireland and create a mosaic to take home. On Bank Holiday Monday, the Ballindereen Community Centre Festival gets underway. Over the next few days, the Galway village will host music, dance and art classes with a European flavour.

These are just some of the activities taking place. Ireland’s Presidency of the EU has brought together the week-long programme of activities in a booklet sent to libraries and tourism centres across the country. Read online in pdf format in English and as Gaeilge.

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Notes to Editors

The events are being organised by:
Culture Connects: the Cultural Programme of Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union
Recipients of the Department of the Taoiseach’s Communicating Europe Initiative awards
The Houses of the Oireachtas
The Gathering
The Arts Council
European Movement Ireland
European Commission Representation in Ireland
European Parliament Office in Ireland
Institute of International and European Affairs
Temple Bar Cultural Trust

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