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Exhibitions, Shows and Awards

Exhibitions, Shows and Awards


17th - 18th October 2017
CONNECT17 is a LIVE Irish Showcase of the events industry featuring over 220 hotels, venues and event suppliers, tastings per region, the best of entertainment and 30 educational seminars. If organising events is what you do, this is an unmissable event to help you plan and enhance your next 12 months of event activity. CONNECT17 is a ground breaking Incubator of Innovative Ireland. It is a meeting place where anyone involved in organising an event in Ireland or globally, will experience and discover the latest in technology, meeting design, new products, new venues, hotels, some of our most talented speakers, exciting entertainment acts, engaging activities and the very best of Irish food and drink. CONNECT17 is not just a powerful showcase of the very best Ireland has to offer, it is a place to network, a place to do business, a place to learn and a place to be inspired.
This expo will be help in Dublin's RDS Arena

Conference Partners Ltd 
11 - 13, The Hyde Building 
The Park 
Dublin 18
Tel 01 296 8688

50 Plus Expo

20th - 21st October 2017
The 50 Plus Expo, (formerly The Over 50’s Show) is Ireland’s only dedicated national consumer event for older people. Launched in 1999 to coincide with the International Year Of Older Persons – the event is now run all over Ireland with 30,000 people and 400 exhibitors attending all our events in 2016
The 50 Plus Expo is designed to be an informative, educational and upbeat event for the 1.2 million people who are over 50 in Ireland. It’s ideal for people who are about to retire or already have and want to take up a new hobby or pastime, want to learn about their rights and entitlements, the financial implications of retirement and most importantly, keeping themselves mentally and physically active in their latter years.
This will be help from 11.30am until 6.30pm

RDS Visual Art Awards Exh...

25th - 30th October 2017
The RDS Visual Art Awards provides a platform for graduating artists as they transition from student into early professional career. A team of independent curators view the end of year degree shows in selected colleges around the country. They will longlist artists, who will be invited to apply online for the 2017 RDS Visual Art Awards.
A panel of five judges nominated by the RDS, RHA, IMMA and National Gallery of Ireland, will select artists from these applications for inclusion in this curated exhibition in the RDS Concert Hall which will take place October 25-30 2017. Nick Miller will be curating the Exhibition in 2017.
This event will be held daily in the RDS Arena from 10 am until 6pm

The permanent tsb Ideal H...

27th - 30th October 2017
The Ideal Home Show is packed with inspiring ideas for your home with lots of exciting features, demonstrations, entertainment and celebrities like The Ideal Home Showhouse, The Irish Time Home Interiors Fair, The Colourtrend Interior Design Forum with seven top Interior Designers, The RIAI Build & Extend Theatre, The First time Buyers Pavilion, Extend & Renovate, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Energy Saving and the permanent tsb Advice Centre.

Tickets are €15 per person 

30,000 people are expected to visit The Ideal Home Show


29th - 30th October 2017
Prepare yourself for quite the fright night at the Freemason’s Hall. An Unmissable experience for any Fan of the Horror Genre. 
Located in the mysterious surroundings of the Freemasons Grand Lodge in Dublin, expect an evening dripping in Fear, Dread and Terror.
In celebration of all things gory and gruesome, Horror Expo is calling upon all fans of the Horror genre to join us in an evening of Q&As, SFX Demonstrations and Special Screenings featuring some of the most talented and celebrated Experts from the world of HORROR.
€26.65 – €37.82

Emily Brontë - Wuthering ...

31st October 2017
Expert Jane Carroll will be speaking about its significance and about just how revolutionary Brontë’s masterpiece was. Most bookworms have a well-used edition close to hand. If you want to look beyond the page and into the academic discussion around the book, head to Trinity College for this event. 
Tickets from €7

In Case Of Emergency

Month of November 2017

In Case Of Emergency at the Science Gallery where catastrophe is the theme of the day. Have you ever been curious as to why apocalyptic happenings are so entertainig to you? Well so does the Science Gallery. Explore the sience behind the sci-fi events that has you curious and interact qith some of the artwork.

This event will be displayed at the Science Gallery, The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street.

Admission is free 

The Knitting & Stitching ...

9th - 12th November 2017
The Knitting & Stitching Shows are the definitive events for anyone with a love of textile based craft. The Dublin show at is the biggest and longest running textile event in Ireland, with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated galleries, as well as 150 of the most loved exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. Spend a day re-stocking your yarn stash, learning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and more. There has never been a better excuse to get involved in craft!

Art Source

10th - 12th November 2017
Art Source 2017 will be the most exciting art event of the year, and with an estimated 100 contemporary artists and 30 Irish and international galleries gathering together to showcase PAINTING, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION, PRINTS AND CERAMIC ART in the RDS. There is sure to be something to suit all tastes. So whether you are interested in cutting edge contemporary art, realism or portraiture, abstract art or landscapes, Art Source 2017 will showcase it all in one place and give visitors a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists and to buy directly from them for 3 exciting days in November.

RDS Gold Medal Award Lunc...

13th December 2017
The Gold Medal is awarded each year to a business person who has made a distinguished contribution to Irish or international business and has demonstrated exceptional achievement in his or her business performance.
Join in celebrating and recognising Moya's achievements at a lunch held in her honour on Wednesday, December 13 in the RDS Concert Hall.

Friday Presents - It's a ...

15th December 2017
It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra. The film is considered one of the most loved films in American cinema and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season.
The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.

Member: €45
Non-Member: €50
Prices (including dinner and movie)


Holiday World Show at the...

26th - 28th January 2018
Planning a holiday for 2018? 
Or just want to dream in a land far away? Then why not visit the Holiday Exhibition in the RDS Arean in January.
Meet hundreds of travel agents and holiday destination planners who will help you decided whats the best decision for you and your dream holiday!
2017 figures state that there were 43,000 in total at the exhibition with more expected this year coming.

You can fill out a registration form which wil give you a 2 for 1 voucher for the exhibition or you can pay on the door as you arrive.