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NYF launch Ireland’s biggest New Year celebration


NYF Dublin have launched a three-day citywide festival celebrating the best of contemporary Irish talent in Arts, Music, Culture and Live Entertainment. Now in its second year, NYF Dublin has expanded to include many new elements and events for all ages.

Running from December 30th to January 1st, NYF celebrates a multi-platform experience inspired by the diversity and complexity of Ireland’s contemporary culture. NYF showcases the evolution of its shining talent in music, design, art, and spoken word over the last 100 years as we approach the celebration of the centenary of our nation in 2016.


Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, today endorsed the variety of the NYF Dublin programme:

“The partnership approach between Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland in recent years has ensured the growth of the Festival to its position as one of Dublin City’s annual headline events that appeals both to locals and visitors.  I am looking forward in particular to the free public events and would encourage the general public to turn out in numbers to enjoy the festivities in the unique atmosphere of the City Centre. Finally, I would like to extend the warmest Cead Mile Fáilte to all visitors who join us to celebrate the New Year. Ath bhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh go léir.”

Participants in this year’s festival will be able to join in the magical candlelit Procession of Light and take part in the World Record Attempt for the Biggest Bodhrán Session amongst other activities.  Festival-goers can also watch as city streetscapes come alive with Luminosity 3D animations and be spellbound by the outstanding Spoken Word Festival and [email protected] and check out the Love Dublin events and culture trails happening across the city.

Revellers can ring in the New Year at either the Three Countdown Concert or the NYF Street Fest and, the day after, look to the future with positivity at Resolution Day.

All special events will be announced over the coming weeks, for more information click here or follow NYF on Facebook here or Twitter here.