Social Development & Inclusion

‘Celebrating the Generations’ in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s annual Festival of Inclusion kicks off shortly, with this year’s theme being Celebrating Generations. This year’s festival has grown to include over 100 events on offer between the 4th and 12th of October 2019, there will be something for all citizens of the County to enjoy!

The Festival aims to showcase best practice, highlight social inclusion, diversity and intergenerational activities as well as encouraging residents to more actively participate and engage in the community.

There are numerous exciting events, talks, and activities for everyone to enjoy, and we would encourage you all to get involved, have fun and be a part of the 2019 dlr Festival of Inclusion.

An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Shay Brennan said

The dlr Festival of Inclusion has become a flagship event in the dlr events calendar as it continues to develop and encourage communities to celebrate and showcase their superb work and activities carried out throughout the year.  This year’s festival theme “Celebrating Generations” involves events taking place throughout the County that focuses on this theme, and I want to acknowledge the wonderful support and engagement of our partners, community groups and volunteers for supporting their local communities and celebrating the generations ”

This year’s festival begins with the Diversity Fashion Show, taking place on Friday the 4th of October at the Nutgrove Shopping Centre. The Diversity Fashion Show showcases diversity and style, with models from all walks of life. 

Some of the many other festival highlights will include:

  • The Core Credit Union - dlr Community 5K
  • New Communities Partnership - Multicultural Variety Show
  • Airfield Estate Farm & Garden - Granny Skills Kitchen
  • Enable Ireland – Zumba for the Ages
  • Men’s Shed’s – Open days
  • dlr LGBTQ+ Book Club - Movie screening
  • Southside Traveller Action Group – (Play) “Glimpses of High Society with Travellers”
  • dlr Leisure Services – Multi-Generational Fitness Classes
  • Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland – Bridging the Gap workshop
  • dlr Mill Theatre – Make a Book Workshop with Eva Kelly
  • Music Generation dlr – Inclusion Disco
  • HSE / An Garda Síochána – “Health, Safety & Security of Older People” Workshops
  • Southside Partnership, St. John of God’s and Spinal Injuries Ireland – “Leave No One Behind” Seminar
  • Living Well with Dementia – Back to Bridge
  • dlr Primary Schools Drawing Competition
  • New Communities Partnership – Lunchtime talk
  • Grow  Community Mental Health Ireland – Lunchtime talk
  • Southside Traveller Action Group – Lunchtime talk
  • dlr Libraries – ASD Friendly Sensory Storytime: “The Gruffalo”
  • Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre – Living History Tour
  • This is Nicholas film screening / Q&A
  • dlr Network for Older People – Intergenerational Speed Talking Session

The full dlr Festival of Inclusion Programme of Events is now available via with hard copies also available via branch libraries.

For further information about the Festival of Inclusion please call 01 205 4893 or alternatively e mail: