Culture and Entertainment


Since opening in 2001,Draoicht (Irish for 'magic') has transformed the cultural life of the Dublin 15. Ireland's largest purpose-built arts centre, Draoicht is located just 7 miles from Dublin City Centre and has over 6500 free parking spaces. More than 50,000 people a year visit this cultural hub to enjoy drama, music, comedy and dance performances. And thousands more attend the two exhibition galleries which feature works by national and international artists. The funky Bar and ‘Betelnut Café are also big hits when patrons are feeling peckish.
Draíocht is fully accessible and aspires to reach as wide an audience as possible. With well over one third of Dublin 15's population under 15, the Centre provides outreach and education programmes to children and families, placing Draíocht firmly in the heart of its community. The week-long annual children’s arts festival ‘Spréacha’, meaning ‘Sparkles’, is now in its fifth successful year and caters for well over 3000 children. With a programme that’s entertaining, exciting and, at times, challenging and provocative, this venue is well worth a trip beyond the city limits.


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Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun.
Betelnut Café open Mon-Fri 08:00 – 19:30, Sat 09:00 – 19:30.


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