O’Reilly Theatre,

Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Wednesday 8th July @ 6pm


PalFest Ireland, an unprecedented arts festival of more than 50 events in support of Palestine, timed to mark one year after the Israeli bombardment of Gaza that left 2200 Palestinians dead including 556 children, will be officially launched in


The O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, reception beginning at 6pm on Wednesday 8th July 2015.


The event will include Palestinian poems read by members of Ireland’s Palestinian community including Fatin al-Tamimi, music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire of The Frames, and the festival will be introduced by esteemed Irish artist Robert Ballagh.

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A full programme of events will be announced, covering all artforms, including more than fifty events in Dublin and nationwide, involving more than 300 artists. PalFest Ireland represents a resounding challenge from Ireland’s arts community to long-term Israeli aggression against Palestine.


PalFest Ireland is a voluntary-run arts festival organised by Irish Artists in support of Palestine to demonstrate solidarity between the Irish arts community and the people of Palestine.