The Summer Sensational Festival

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Country and Region IrelandDublin
Type of Festival Drama, Music
Location of Festival Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Festival Contact Information

Temple Bar Cultural Trust
12 East Essex Street
Temple Bar, 
Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 677 2255

Festival Description

We are delighted to present a new summer celebration in the city — The Summer Sensational! An age friendly festival bursting with exciting events for you, your family and friends to participate in and enjoy, from family films, baby discos and kids workshops, to world music nights, outdoor movies screenings and inspiring exhibitions. 
Whatever the weather, Temple Bar will be warm and welcoming — enjoy all that the city’s vibrant cultural centre has to offer and experience culture in every sense!

Festival Dates July 8 - 11, 2010
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Festival Events:

Programming highlights 2010:
  • Children’s Workshops
    • The festival will feature special workshops for children including Feast for the Senses, in association with The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, special visual arts workshops where the five senses — taste, touch, sight, sound and smell – will be explored.
  • Family Film Screenings
    • We are also linking up with the Irish Film Institute for their annual IFI Family Festival. Families will enjoy exclusive screenings of family classics, new releases, animation workshops and a special outdoor family screening of Ireland’s Oscar-nominated, The Secret of Kells under the stars on Meeting House Square.
  • Classic Summer Movies
    • The Summer Sensational also promises lots of fun for adults with the return of the hugely popular Movies on the Square with Dirty Dancing (1987), Jaws (1975) and Stand by Me (1986).
  • Other Highlights for children and families
    • Programming includes Rattle & Roll Club — a dance extravaganza for 3-8yrs old, the action packed award winning street theatre show Cliffhanger and the hilarious walking tour Colin Farrelly’s Tour of the Temple. If walking tours are not your thing, why not join Galway girl, Julie Feeney, when she takes to the stage of Meeting House Square for an extra special free outdoor performance.
  • Summer Sunday On The Square
    • On Sunday 11th July, grab your picnic blanket and bring your family and friends down to Meeting House Square for Summer Sunday On The Square. Pick your spot on the grass, as Meeting House Square will be transformed into a green city oasis for a jammed packed day of free entertainment including performances from Dublin Gospel Choir and Ottoni Brass Ensemble, Leprechaun Storytelling, street theatre and more
  • Free Transport tickets
    • Getting into Temple Bar couldn’t be easier; LUAS are offering 2,000 FREE TICKETS (Adult 1 day all zones ticket valid for unlimited travel on both Red and Green LUAS lines) during The Summer Sensational. These tickets will be issued one per person on a first come, first served basis and will be available to pick up in person at Temple Bar Cultural Trust, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 as well as at all the festival venues from the 17th June.
  • Entrance/Information
    • Most events are free, some are ticketed and a few have admission charges. For more detailed information and booking details, click here to download the full programme of events


Practical Info:

  • Tickets and Booking
    • Most events are free, some are ticketed and a few have admission charges. Please refer to each event for tickets and booking information.
  • Temple Bar Cultural Trust Box Office
    • 12 East Essex Street
      Temple Bar, Dublin 2
      Phone: +353 01 677 2255


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