Social Development & Inclusion

Get ready to run, hike or sing at the dlr Festival of Inclusion

Thursday, September 28, 2017
dlr County
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Today, dlr launched their Festival of Inclusion “Connecting Communities” to celebrate and promote the activities of community groups and volunteers in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. This diverse festival will take place between 6th-14th October with exciting events such as the Community 5k run, The Big Sing which includes a live orchestra in the heart of dlr town, and The Mountains to the Sea Downhill Challenge, a spectacular family friendly community walk following the new route of the Dublin Mountain Way.

Speaking at the launch, Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Cllr. Tom Murphy said "The Festival of Inclusion has become a flagship event in the dlr events calendar. We hope to provide the public with opportunities to engage, participate, question and experience things which are unfamiliar to them, the outcome of which is that they are enriched, informed and more likely to take a proactive, respectful approach to living in a diverse and vibrant county."

In addition to the numerous events, there will be the chance to visit the annual art exhibition at County Hall, which will display the tremendous work by dlr's network of volunteers and community organisations who work hard to address disadvantage and marginalisation.

If you would like more information about all the events or view the brochure, please see here.