Festival Info Point
Find out about the exciting exhibitions, workshops, films and events going on throughout PhotoIreland Festival, with leaflets and the free festival catalogue on offer at the National Photography Archive, and the Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. Our friendly volunteers will help you with all the information you needed to make sure you will enjoy the Festival in full!
Yes, it is free
Almost all the exhibitions and events programmed are free, so make sure to enjoy them. Check the full list of exhibitions, and the full list of events before you leave on route to the festival. Look at the Google map and plan those exhibitions or events that interest you, and make sure you note their locations and, most importantly, the opening hours. Make use of the handy Day by Day: a handy list of events is shown per day, so you can find out quickly what is on offer that day.
New Irish Works
A must see this year, New Irish Works, it brings together a selection of 25 Irish and Irish based photographers, underlining the diversity of practices that constitute contemporary Photography in Ireland. The exhibition states and celebrates the emergence of a new wave of artists, and it is accompanied by a dedicated publication. Planned as a multi-city experience, it is hosted at various locations in Dublin, Limerick, and Cork. Read about it, and see what is programmed.
The Summer Campus
We recommend you not to miss the Summer Campus that runs from the 11th to the 14th of July at Moxie Studios (Pembroke Row, Lad Lane, Dublin 2). A one day ticket for the Summer Campus is €5, and a 4 days tickst is €10. You can book your tickets online or at the venue on the day. The Summer Campus offers you a series of talks and exhibitions in a relaxed atmosfere, where you can browse through hundreds of books from the Book & Magazine Fair, join one of the many programmed talks, or grab some freshly made food from the kiosks in the food market. It was conceived as ‘a space to converse, reflect and create’, and the ideal place to meet people with similar interests.
Please note: all Summer Campus events are free for ticket holders, except Andy Adam’s talk and Cristina De Middel’s three days workshop – you need to book these. All other events are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces may be limited in some cases, so arrive well ahead of time.
Know the city
While you will find a succinct map in the catalogue, we recommend you to have a good one at hand if you are not familiar with the cities. It is always a good idea to ask at one of the venues you are visiting for other venues nearby, so you can trails your way through the programme.
Apart from the PhotoIreland Festival 2013, there are loads of interesting and entertaining offerings in Dublin, Limerick and Cork. Click on a city below to display more information.
Dublin Tourism Centre is located next to Grafton Street on Suffolk Street. The tourist office offers a range of useful information services and can assist with booking a tour around Dublin, recommending places to visit and to eat and drink.
To See & Do
National Gallery of Ireland
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College
National Museum of Ireland
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
National Library of Ireland
Dublin Writers Museum
Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane
James Joyce Centre
GAA Museum at Croke Park
The Old Jameson Distillery
Trinity College, the Book of Kells
Christ Church Cathedral
But there is loads more to do in Dublin! Check VisitDublin.ie, Le Cool, Totally Dublin, Entertainment.ie, and Temple Bar Cultural Trust for a good selection of listings.
How To Use the bus
Full List Of Timetables
Intercity services run from Dublin’s Heuston and Connolly Stations to the major towns and cities in the country. The DART – Dublin’s coastal train, is ideal for exploring beyond the city. Download the DART Map (447KB)
Luas (translated into English means speed) is Dublin’s fast, frequent and reliable tram. There are convenient stop locations to some of Dublin’s visitor attractions such as National Museum of Ireland, Guinness Storehouse and the National Library of Ireland to name but a few. Download the LUAS Map (2.01MB)
Dublin Bike has 40 Dublin Bike stations throughout the city center. The service is free, but you must register your details. Or why not discover the largest urban park in Europe, the Phoenix Park, and hire a bike and travel at your leisure!
If you are searching for accommodation, we would recommend that you stay within the following areas: Temple Bar, Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green, Aungier Street, Merrion Square, Leeson Street, Haddington Road or Harcourt Street. We have pre-reserved a number of rooms at the Mespil Hotel at a special rate for PhotoIreland festival visitors. To avail of the discounted rate (subject to availability), please mention the PhotoIreland reference code PHOT130712 at the time of booking. Other options nearby include:
For low budget accommodation, we recommend the Avalon House.
You can find further hostel listings at hostelworld.com
The Cork Tourism Centre is located on the Grand Parade. You can find out about more attractions, accommodation and booking information here!
To See & do
Crawford Art Gallery
Cork Vision Centre
Triskel Arts Centre
Cork Opera House
Kinsale Arts Festival
Titanic Trail, Cobh
Jameson Distillery, Middleton
University College Cork & The Glucksman Gallery
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
To travel from Dublin to Cork direct, Aircoach runs a regular direct service. Bus Eireann also provide inter city services to Cork and inner city travel.
The River Lee Hotel
Isaacs Hotel and Hostel
For much more information about what to do, where to stay and how to get around in Limerick, please call or visit the Limerick Tourist Office.
To See & Do
The Hunt Museum
Limerick City Museum
Limerick City Gallery of Art
King John’s Castle
St. John’s Cathedral
Curraghchase Forest Park
Whiskey Tasting, Michael Flannerys
Dublin Coach offer an express service daily from Dublin to Limerick. Bus Eireann offer inter city service to Limerick. They also provide inner city travel.
The Pier Hotel