Events | 08 May 2020

Open invitation to take part in The National Neighbourhood

Open invitation to take part in The National Neighbourhood
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Would you like to explore culture and connect to people, artists, museums, libraries and creative places across Dublin city?

Last updated: October 8th 2020

COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the cultural life of our communities and our ability to stay connected. From May 2020 The National Neighbourhood began to bring people together from across the city, through a 12-week online project with our cultural partners and artists - exploring all that the city has to offer, and keeping us connected through culture and conversation.

The project features weekly discovery sessions and conversations, focusing on everything from history and heritage, to visual art, music, theatre, performance and more. At the end of the project we will help you identify your next creative or cultural steps, whether that is through developing a project idea with us, engaging in one of our other programmes, or using your new connections to the city’s cultural resources to continue your own adventure!

When does it start?

Our latest round began in late September.

Check back here for details of the next edition of The National Neighbourhood. If you have any queries in the meantime we'd love to hear from you - get in touch via the details below.

How do I take part?

Signing up is easy and is open to anyone aged 18+ who calls Dublin home.

Places are free but must be booked in advance. Sessions take place online using Zoom, a free online meeting platform. If you are not familiar with Zoom our team is available to help and guide you through setting up and using it. You will need an internet connection and a compatible device (e.g. laptop, iPad, tablet, phone) to access Zoom.

For more information, talk to one of our team:


Phone: +353 1 524 0367 from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

What is The National Neighbourhood?

The National Neighbourhood creates ways for people to see and make culture in their place with people they know. We build cultural projects with communities, connecting artists, groups, and villages with libraries, museums and creative places across Dublin City. These new experiences, explorations, and connections are the foundation for people to build creativity into their everyday lives.

Made by Dublin City Council Culture Company in partnership with Dublin City Council (Dublin City Libraries, local area offices, Arts Office, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane) and National Cultural Institutions (Abbey Theatre, Chester Beatty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, National Archives, National Concert Hall, National Gallery of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland).