The second ‘Made in Darndale’ Festival filled the area with colour, music, song, stories and wonderful events.
The community joined together with local and visiting artists and performers for the one of the biggest celebrations Darndale has ever seen, from Friday to Sunday last.
The festival celebrated Darndale through a diverse array of artistic presentations including music, song, dance, storytelling, circus performances, and more.
Made in Darndale featured an incredible line up of artists and entertainers including the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Courtney’s Daredevil Circus.
Local talent on show included the Voice of Darndale Choir, Sharyn Ward, Mark Flynn, Amber Kidd and the DanceX Youth Academy. All events were free of charge.
The event was a Creative Places Darndale initiative, a three-year Arts Council project supported by Dublin City Council to incorporate arts into the daily life of Darndale.
Dr Jack Nolan, chair of the Darndale Economic and Social Plan implementation oversight group, said the festival promoted the area in a wonderfully positive light, as well as bringing great fun and colour.
“Following the success of the recent 5K fun run, it was wonderful to see another event which celebrated the superb community spirit of the people of Darndale,” he said.
“The Darndale Economic and Social Plan implementation oversight group was delighted with a festival programme which celebrated the area’s creativity.
“Most importantly of all, it showcased the bonds which tie the community together and make it such a special place.”
Pic: Siobhan Taylor
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