Kilmainham Arts Festival kicks off with comedy 8.30pm Wednesday September 1st -  Inn Jokes in the Patriots Inn. 
Then Friday 3rd  from 8pm sees Shoman and the Purple Trees and The Poison Hearts take to the stage in our launch event in the Patriots Inn. Oona and the Devils mix Memphis soul, country and rockabilly with those driving rhythms to get everyone moving.
The time, the place... Saturday  4th  IMMA, Hilton Hotel, Patriots Inn and outside the Courthouse and Hilton Plaza.
We present a full day and night of activities for you to enjoy for FREE. 
Exhibitions: Art on the Rails (over 30 artists!) plus photographic exhibitions in the Hilton.
Workshops in voice, dance and art, performances all day, street theatre: Oghamzone's "Aspects of Ireland", children's events of many kinds historical slide shows, face painting, clowning, movie screenings, drama,comedy, dance performances and events, Jobot, Syrius, Westpipe, The Mellowcords, Locoswing, Stillhouse, Sarah Franklyn, Maggie Hildrick, Flo Signorini, Robert Doyle, T Bone Kelly, The Bree Harris Band, A busking competition,a party with Peter Sheridan director and writer, events on the grounds of IMMA, an outdoor stage in front of Hilton Hotel...what more can we say?
Events begin at 10am for the full programme. parking is only €5 all day in Hilton, free in IMMA.

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS EVENT... which has emerged from the Kilmainham Arts Club, it is our first festival and we are delighted to be able to invite you to enjoy it...tell your friends, forward this email and come along!!
We are grateful for the invaluable support and assistance given to this event which made it all possible:
  • Dublin City Council
  • Dublin City Council's Arts Office
  • IMMA 
  • Kilmainham Hilton Hotel
  • The Patriots Inn
  • Frank Lyons
  • The Oghamzone (
The full list of local supporters will be on the festival programme on the day from the Festival Office.

Kilmainham Arts Club

Email us at to book places on workshops as places are limited, €5 suggested donation to adult workshops.