International Women’s Day: 8 things to do in Dublin

04 Mar 2020

The 08 of March each year is globally recognised as International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating women and their achievements. In 2020, the focus is on equality and centres on ‘an equal world is an enabled world’. The ultimate goal of highlighting women on this date is to raise awareness worldwide to eliminate discrimination against women.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we have highlighted some of the top events taking place in Dublin city for everyone to enjoy.

 

Cinema

At the Lighthouse Cinema (Smithfield) The Irish Women Lawyers Association is hosting a drinks reception followed by a screening of Erin Brokovich on Monday 09 March. The acting alone is worth watching and Julia Roberts won an Academy Award for this stunning performance in 2001. This cinema is a 30-minute walk from our Eden Quay bus stop. Tickets €14.

 

Technology

Google are hosting a free (registration required before 17 March) International Women's Day with Women Techmakers on 24 March in their Google HQ on Barrow Street and all are welcome.

 

History

EPIC Museum on Custom House Quay are sharing the stories of pioneering Irish emigrant women throughout history who have shaped the world. Book tickets on their website for the tour on the 08 March called Rebels and Revolutionaries. Tickets €16.50.

 

Sport

Abseil the Hogan Stand in Croke Park on 07 March and support Plan International’s Because I am a Girl campaign. A deposit of €50 is required to secure your place and fundraising of €300 is required thereafter. The funds will go towards a global initiative to transform power relations so girls everywhere learn, lead, decide and thrive, by identifying barriers to girls’ empowerment including child marriage, forced labour, sexual violence, and early pregnancy.

 

Poetry

In 1995 Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize in Literature and some of his great poetry works celebrate ideas of femininity and it is these poems that will be highlighted to mark International Women’s Day in the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre on Westmoreland Street on 07 March. Register here for the free 'Women’s Tour of ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again'.

 

Business

On 19 March, AIB and JCI will host an inspiring speaker event ‘Empowering Women for Innovation and Business Success’ in AIB Bank on Grafton Street. The focus of this event is successful women in business. Tickets are €22.20.

 

Music

On the 07 March, The Sound House will add some music to International’s Women’s day as they host an evening event featuring a whole host of female singer-songwriter talent at 28 Eden Quay. Tickets from €8.

 

Theatre

On the 08 March, the State Apartments in Dublin Castle will host a pop-up walkabout theatre performance titled Smashing Times-Constance and Her Friends "At Home' in Dublin Castle that brings historical figures such as Constance de Markievicz to life using events that happened in and around Dublin Castle. Tickets are €2.45.