Mountjoy Square Park abuzz with colour as Dublin celebrates Ireland’s Festival of Nations

Dublin’s North East Inner City is coming alive with colour as Ireland’s Festival of Nations takes place in Mountjoy Square Park this Saturday, 24th August, from 12pm to 6pm.

The free event is a celebration of diversity and inclusion and is the ideal family-friendly event to close the summer season.


Now in it’s fourth year, Ireland’s Festival of Nations attracts people from all over Dublin, and Ireland, to celebrate the vibrant multiculturalism enriching modern Ireland. Bursting with fun and activities for all ages, visitors can take part in classes or watch performances of the Zouk Dance, Alma Bolivina,  Bollywood Fusion, Casa Peru and Mundo Capoeira, among others!


Hosting a range of food from near and far, as well as face painting and kids’ entertainment all day long, there is something for the entire family to enjoy.


Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul Mc Auliffe, said of the Festival, “Ireland’s Festival of Nations is one of Dublin City’s most vibrant and exciting public events all year long. The creativity on display and the pride in cultures originating from far and wide are a joy to experience. I was delighted to hear that more than 27 nationalities are represented at this year’s Festival and I encourage anyone in the city this Saturday to join us in the celebrations.”


Organised each year by the Diversity and Multicultural Initiative, this is a voluntary group dedicated to promoting cultural diversity and celebrating the many ethnic heritages in Ireland today.


Carol Azams, Director of Ireland’s Festival of Nations, said, “I’m so excited to see the fourth Festival of Nations come to life in Dublin’s Mountjoy Square Park. From the parade of nations to the wide variety of live music and performance, there’s something new for everyone to discover. I welcome everyone in and around Dublin to come along with their family and friends this weekend to be a part of the party.”


Brian Mongey, of the North East Inner City Initiative (NEIC), said, “The NEIC is thrilled to be working alongside the Diversity and Multicultural Initiative to bring this fantastic festival to life. Located in the heart of our diverse and multicultural local community, Mountjoy Square Park is the perfect venue to host the inclusive and celebratory ethos of the Festival. It also gives a wider audience an opportunity to visit and experience all that is positive about the North East Inner City.”


Festival of Nations is organised by Diversity & Multicultural Initiative, and funded by the government of Ireland and supported by Dublin City Council’s NEIC program.