Now in its fifth year, Photoireland Festival 2014 is the only festival dedicated to the art of Photography in Ireland. This annual festival brings together the cream of Ireland’s photographic talents together with top photographers and enthusiasts from all over the world.
Highlights of this year’s festival include “Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies”, a collaborative project themed involving 27 photographers and 2 artists/curators collectives with a storytelling theme, “slow journalism” practitioners Rob Hornstra and Arnold Van Bruggen’s “The Sochi Project”, which is about the controversial Winter Olympics in Russia, and landscape photographer Yvette Monahan’s “The Time of Dreaming The World Awake”.
The festival takes place between the 1st and the 31st of July across over 40 locations in Dublin including established photographic spaces such as the Gallery of Photography and the National Photographic archive, emerging community art spaces such as Exchange Dublin and The Complex, as well as spectacular and unconventional settings such as the National Botanic Gardens and Dún Laoghaire Pier.
With so much to see and do, it can pay to make some plans beforehand, and the festival catalogue and website provide comprehensive information about all the various exhibitions around the capital. There are also free guided tours available during the festival, which need to be booked in advance.
For more information about where to find local Dublin hotels and information about how to buy tickets, please see below.