Our Venue Partners

Gifts of Light

An ancient shadow, Cailleach Queen of Winter, emerges from the hills with her gift of light. The light of the moon and stars are at her fingertips and she can see what has emerged over time in each corner of South Dublin. With her gift of light she reveals that there is strength within each community through their care and kindness, diversity and creativity.

Beautiful illuminated window art depicting the gifts they would like to share with our winter visitor will be seen throughout South Dublin from 8 December. How will you welcome this winter visitor and what will the light reveal about your community and neighbourhood?

For Unwrapped ’20, Shining a Light, artists from Tallaght Community Arts have continued to engage South Dublin’s communities. Like many cultural processes, the artists have adapted their programme to the Covid19 pandemic guidance. In place of their annual Unwrapped outreach programmes in schools, libraries and community centres, participatory workshops have been happening through online resources to ensure that all participating groups and individuals can fully engage with the project in a safe environment. Tallaght Community Arts have distributed hundreds of packs containing materials and instructions to eight community organisations. Through the Unwrapped web site everyone can access a video demonstration created by the artists, Sharon Devlin, Sharon Doyle and Caroline Hyland.

See How You Can Get Involved

The following community groups and schools have created window art displays in venues all across South Dublin.

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St Aidan's Community School


Kingswood Community College


Deansrath Community College

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Mount Seskin Community College

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Citywise Education


Kingswood Community Choir

The Round Tower Clondalkin Logo (Portrait)

Round Tower Visitor Centre

Kingswood Community Centre

Kingswood Community Centre


Rua Red

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Mother Tongues Festival


The Civic Theatre

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North Clondalkin Library


South Dublin Libraries


North Clondalkin Probation Project