Community is all important in The Liberties and the biggest celebration of community happens each July with the annual Liberties Festival. Now well over 40 and proud of it, its Dublin’s longest-established community arts festival. For a week each summer the streets of Dublin 8 buzz with great family events, night-time favourites and a sense of fun! The Festival is run by SICCDA with proud support from Dublin City Council, Diageo and others.
Meanwhile culture vultures can enjoy a unique weekend of events in the area’s national cultural institutions during A Culture Date With Dublin 8, which runs each May. The new festival opens the door of sights and attractions in The Liberties, Kilmainham, Inchicore and the Phoenix Park.