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Celebrating our Diversity - dlr Festival of Inclusion

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Friday, September 29, 2017
dlr County
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The dlr Festival of Inclusion is a fantastic initiative taking place in the area this Autumn. Celebrating our heritage and unique history, the series of events begins today 6 October.

As part of our ongoing commitment to foster inclusive communities the dlr Festival of Inclusion will take place from the 6 – 14 October 2017. The theme of this year’s festival is “Connecting Communities”.  

The dlr Festival of Inclusion is a celebration of our diverse communities and the people in them. Each year we recognise, celebrate and enjoy the work done by the many volunteer and professional groups who every day create positive outcomes, all the while enhancing the lives of families, friends and neighbours. This all helps make our county the most attractive place to live, work and visit.

This flagship event continues to develop and encourage groups to celebrate and showcase the work and activities they do in their communities.

dlr Festival of Inclusion aims to provide everyone with opportunities to engage, participate, question and experience things which are unfamiliar to them.

The week-long festival features 5 core events all across the county, so it will give everyone in our county the chance to take part in a truly diverse range of activities.

The Festival launches at 3pm on Friday, 6 October with the Diversity Fashion Show in Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rathfarnham. Saturday features the ever popular Community 5k run in Kilbogget Park with the Big Sing in Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre on Sunday, 8 October. The Connecting Communities Exhibition kicks off in the concourse of County Hall on Monday, 9 October and runs all week. The Mountains to the Sea Downhill Challenge; a spectacular hike from Ticknock or Barnaslingan Woods to Shankill, brings proceedings to a close on Saturday, 14 October.

There will be lots more happening during the Festival, so for all the latest information gets your hands on a dlr Festival of Inclusion brochure or check online here.