- 03 May 18
Free family-friendly events highlighting relationship between Ireland and Africa to take place in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Meath, Waterford and Wexford
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D. has today (02.05.18) launched a nationwide programme of events to mark Africa Day 2018, supported by Irish Aid. These will include a flagship family day in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday, 27th May and regional events in Cork, Galway, Meath, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford.
This year’s Africa Day Dublin event will feature three stages of live music, with performances by well-known African and Irish musicians, traditional African drumming and dance workshops and cultural performances. The flagship event will also feature an African bazaar showcasing food, hair-braiding and traditional fashion designs from various African countries, and a dedicated children’s area, ‘Mount Kiddimanjaro’. A special emphasis will be placed on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the simple ways attendees can contribute to their achievement.
Across the country, a diverse programme of events will take place. Highlights include: