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MoLI hosts a programme of events across the museum, including performances, readings, talks and workshops. Join our newsletter below to hear about upcoming events, or become a member to benefit from advance booking.

Previous events at MoLI

Each for Equal

11 March 2020 | 18.30 | Aula Maxima

The theme of International Women’s Day 2020 is ‘Each for Equal’. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in collaboration with MoLI, will acknowledge and celebrate the role of partnerships, mentoring and mutual support in helping women to advance in their creative careers in the past and in the present, with a lively panel discussion moderated by journalist Lise Hand. The panel will reflect on intersectional feminism, male allies, and the ways in which women have worked together to overcome institutional, social and economic barriers, making important contributions to Irish cultural life. 

MoLI Gardens Volunteer Information Session

10 March 2020 | 11.00 | MoLI Gardens

Designed by Ciaran Beattie as an oasis of calm for readers, the MoLI gardens are sensory gardens, with six hundred pink David Austin roses sit alongside the paths trimmed by lavender borders. The sound of running water compliments the shades of purple and blue of the Miss Saigon and Allium irises which were planted last Autumn. They are just coming into bloom now and the gardens will be awash with colour in just a few short weeks.

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers with green fingers who would like to keep this new piece of the public realm growing and beautiful. MoLI’s volunteer gardening committee will work throughout the year deadheading, planting, pruning and training. We're hosting a free drop in information session on Tuesday, 10 March. If you’re interested in becoming involved, or would just like to learn more about this wonderful space, we invite you to join us.

International Women’s Day – The Unmanageable Revolutionaries

8 March 2020 | 18.30 | MoLI

Margaret Skinnider, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Dorothy Macardle – a 1916 sniper and trade unionist, a suffragette and republican political activist, a nationalist propagandist and gothic fiction writer. All teachers, feminists and nationalists. All three knew each other, and all their lives intersected and diverged at times as each navigated Ireland's turbulent history.

Join Dr Mary McAuliffe (UCD), Dr Leeann Lane (DCU) and Dr Margaret Ward (Queen's University Belfast) in conversation with David McCullagh as they invite you to meet, know and celebrate these Unmanageable Revolutionaries.

International Women’s Day: Diva Voces

8 March 2020 | 14.00 | Old Physics Theatre

Join the award-winning Dublin-based female voice choir Diva Voces for a pop up afternoon performance in our beautiful Old Physics Theatre. Diva Voces are a wonderful choir who have a policy of social engagement and of supporting women artists and musicians whenever possible. Under the musical directorship of Duncan Brickenden, the choir now has over 60 women members. Their lively and joyous programme at MoLI will included wonderful settings of work by Yeats, traditional pieces, and contemporary works on the theme of International Women’s day.

Free to MoLI visitors. No booking necessary.

First Fridays

6 March 2020 | MoLI

MoLI is open late with free admission from 6pm to 9pm on the first Friday of every month. Explore the museum, drop down to The Commons for a delicious dinner, and pick up a gift in the MoLI shop. Last admission at 8pm. No ticket required. To reserve a table in The Commons, please see here.

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