Festival of Inclusion 2015

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Contact Person

Pat Coffey
Social Inclusion Officer


01 205 4700


10-17 October 2015


Various times




Event Description

Our annual Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Festival of Inclusion provides an opportunity to celebrate the great work being undertaken at a local level to involve and include everybody in our county.

Social Inclusion is about creating a fair and inclusive society. It is about ensuring that people are encouraged to participate in all aspects of social, cultural, economic and political life. Social Inclusion is also about supporting people who may be disadvantaged or marginalised. The Festival of Inclusion is a great opportunity to highlight the work taking place in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown that aims to improve the quality of life for all residents living in the county.

It has taken the collaboration of many organisations to make this successful, and we acknowledge the work of the steering committee.

Together we are dlr!


Friday 09 Oct

Diversity Fashion show



Saturday 10 Oct

Core Credit Union dlr Community 5k


Dún Laoghaire Refugee Project 3pm- 5pm in IADT



Sunday 11 Oct: dlr BIG SING



Monday 12 Oct

Southside Partnership Information Stand DLR: 9:30 am- 5:30pm in Bloomfield Shopping Centre

Men’s Shed Conference 11am Sandyford Community Centre, Lamb's Cross

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre Living History Tour: 10:15am and 11:45am 


Alcoholics Anonymous 50th Anniversary


Southside Partnership DLR information Stand and Showcase of Supports: 9:30am -4:30pm, INTREO Offices, Cumberland Street


Tuesday 13 Oct

Garda Older Persons Association Tea Dance: 2:00pm - 5:00pm Sallynogin Inn

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Childcare Committee, Language and Literacy: 7:30pm, Stillorgan Park Hotel. Booking Essential. 01 289 6600 or info@dlrchildcare.ie

Southside Partnership DLR information Stand and Showcase of Supports: 9:30am -4:30pm, INTREO Offices, Cumberland Street

Wednesday 14 Oct 

Women 4 Women Southside Partnership, Women’s International Women’s Breakfast: Assembly Room, Town Hall:  10:00 – 13:00pm. Contact: 01 7060100

IADT Students Union and Community Gardai discuss 'diversity': 12:30pm - 2:00pm, IADT

Run of the Mill Theatre Group - Carmona Services: 1:00pm in the Concourse, County Hall

African Story Telling: 3:00pm dlr LexIcon Level 4

Primary Schools Drawing Competition, Prize Giving Ceremony: 4:30pm Concourse, County Hall

RehabCare Variety Show: 7:00pm, The Studio LexIcon

Lets Talk Information Evening: 8:00pm, Rathmichael Parish National School, Shankill. Contact letstalk.shankill@gmail.com


Thursday 15 Oct

Southside Partnership DLR information Stand and Showcase of Supports: 9:30am -4:30pm, INTREO Offices Nutgrove

Purple House Cancer Support, Information Talk on Cancer Awareness and Support: 11am Southside Travellers, Furze Road, Sandyford

DLR Arts Office, Sightless Cinema: 1:00pm The Studio, dlr LexIcon

Together we are dlr School Concert: 1:45pm-2:30pm, Sharavogue Junior School, Upper Glenageary Road


Friday 16 Oct

Grandparent's Day 11:00am-1:00pm, Monkstown Educate Together National School. (Invite only) rosariokealy@gmail.com

Enable Ireland Disco (GLEE Themed Disco/ Songs): 2:00pm-4:00pm, Enable Ireland, Northumberland Ave, Dun Laoghaire

'Together We Are a Community', Discoveries Creche and Montessori School, Olcovar, Shankill

Holistic Open Meeting 10:00am -12:00pm Rosemount Family Resource Centre. frcrosemount@gmail.com

Southside Partnership DLR information Stand and Showcase of Supports: 9:30am -5:30pm, Tesco Shopping Centre, Ballybrack


Saturday 17 Oct

Mountains to the Sea Downhill Challenge: 10:00am-12:00pm



There will an exhibition and information stand on display all week in the Concourse, County Hall. 

The following information stands will be there:

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland

DLR Ethnic Minority Integration Forum

Home Instead Senior Care

Dun Laoghaire Garda Diversity Committee

St John of God Community Services Dublin South East

Dun Laoghaire Mental Health Association

DLR Volunteer centre

The Armenian Community in Ireland


HAIL: Housing Association for Integrated Living

Console - The National Suicide Charity

Purple House Cancer Support


The Following will be exhibiting:

African Cultural Project/ Africa Institute

Acquired Brian Injury Ireland

Dun Laoghaire Art Centre

ATD Ireland and the Irish Committee for the UN Day of Eradication of Poverty

Enable Ireland Art Groups

Eigse Laoghaire

Tivoli Training Centre Art Group

Stillorgan College of Further Education



Other Events

INDIE Meeting: Tuesday 13 Oct LexIcon Board Room 11am

ATD Ireland, Conference from Shame to Dignity: Friday 16 Oct 12:30pm- 2:30pm, Trinity College

ATD Ireland, Annual Commemoration of the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Saturday 17 Oct 11:00am – 1:00pm, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

Making Connections Campaign to End Loneliness, UCD. www.makingconnections.ie

Third AGE/ Failte Isteach – Free Conversational English Classes

Beginning Monday 21st September at 5:45pm-7:45pm or 6:15pm-7:45pm, dlr LexIcon Library 5thFloor, Rooms 2&3.






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