Lord Mayor of Dublin / Ardmhéara Micheál Mac Donncha will launch the second wave of Dublin’s Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood at 5.45pm on Monday, 23rd October 2017 at City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.

Dublin’s Culture Connects aims to connect Dubliners to their city by working collaboratively with artists and the National Cultural Institutions on cultural projects that reflect the concerns and ambitions of their communities.

The project brings together the Dublin City Council arts, cultural and community resources in partnership with all eight National Cultural Institutions located in Dublin – The Abbey Theatre, The National Museum of Ireland, The National Library of Ireland, The National Gallery of Ireland, The National Concert Hall, The Chester Beatty Library, The National Archives and The Irish Museum of Modern Art.

More than 1,000 residents from 29 neighbourhoods across the city made cultural projects as part of the initial The National Neighbourhood activities last year.

Plans for the 2017 / 2018 programme will be announced at Monday’s launch event, which will be attended by Dublin City Council chief executive, Owen Keegan, members of Dublin City Council, community groups, artists and representatives of the partnering National Cultural Institutions.


Dublin’s Culture Connects, a Dublin City Council initiative, aims to connect Dubliners to their city through culture and conversation.

These projects include the Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin; The National Neighbourhood; the Cultural Audit & Map, and the EU Lab. We develop activities and events that bring communities together, and to life: all based on people’s stories, wishes and experiences. It’s all about making and taking part in culture.

Dublin City Council has positioned the role of culture as central to its corporate policy, acknowledging its impact on all aspects of the city, including the economy, education, tourism and community. Dublin’s Culture Connects is implementing part of the Cultural Strategy of Dublin City Council.

See for more information on Dublin’s Culture Connects.