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Events to drop into, from fairs to con­certs to ar­ti­san fes­ti­vals

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Ex­ten­sive group show. Door­way Gallery, 24 South Fred­er­ick St Un­til Jan 31 the­do­or­way­gallery.com

Works by Ibrahim Ma­hana. Unit 7, White Swan, Donore Ave Un­til Jan 10 el­lisk­ing.net

Han­nah Brown, Cristina Bunello, Gra­ham Crow­ley, An­drew Thomp­son and Alan Gra­ham. Plus, The Cross Col­lec­tion: 20th cen­tury fur­ni­ture, col­lectibles and paint­ings. Cross Gallery, 59 Fran­cis St Un­til Jan 31 cross­gallery.ie

New works by Ro­nan Goti and other gallery artists. Gorm­leys Fine Art, 25 South Fred­er­ick St Un­til Dec 24 gorm­leys.ie

Ki­netic sculp­tures, a video pro­jec­tion, ta­pes­try and draw­ing by Vera Klute. The LAB, Fo­ley St Un­til Jan 10

Light­ing by Groppi, pho­tograms and photographs by Lynch. Nag, Base­ment, 59 Fran­cis St Un­til Jan 9

Tam­sin Sow & Sarah Ty­nan’s two-part in­stal­la­tion trans­forms the gallery into a the­atri­calised va­cant com­mer­i­cal space and an ab­stracted ad­ver­tise­ment. Part I un­til Jan 9, Part II Jan 15-Feb 12 oon­aghy­oung.com

An­nual survey of Ir­ish con­tem­po­rary art prac­tice, with a great line-up. Pal­las Projects/ Stu­dios 115-117 the Coombe Un­til Jan 17 pal­laspro­jects.org

Stephen Bran­des, Mark Clare, Cliona Harmey, Vagabond Reviews, Stéphanie Nava and Mary-Ruth Walsh. Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Par­nell Sq Un­til Mar 29 hugh­lane.ie

Paint­ings by Linda Gra­ham. Ori­gin Gallery, 37 Up­per Fitzwilliam St

Am­bi­tious news works in­clud­ing sculp­ture and tex­tiles by Eoin Mc Hugh. Ker­lin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, South Anne St Un­til Dec 23 ker­lin.ie

Stephen Lawlor’s riffs on clas­si­cal Euro­pean paint­ings. Oliver Sears Gallery, 29 Molesworth St Un­til Jan 8 oli­v­ersears­gallery.com Gary Coyle, An­thony Haughey, Emma John­ston, Sabina MacMa­hon, Julie Mer­ri­man, Lisa Re­burn. Mu­nic­i­pal Gallery, dlr Lex­i­con, Queen’s Road, Dun Laoghaire Un­til Jan 24 dl­r­coco.ie/arts Damir Ocko uses ‘the shiv­er­ing body as a metaphor for re­sis­tance and un­rest.’ Tem­ple Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@ir­ish­times.com

BELFAST

Ger­man-style Christ­mas mar­ket in St Anne’s Sq (Fri 3-8pm, Sat/Sun noon-8pm Adm free lidlchrist­mas­mar­kets.com. Also, an­nual Con­ti­nen­tal Christ­mas mar­kets have ev­ery­thing from gifts to gourmet out­side Belfast City Hall (Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 1-6pm Adm free Ends Dec 21 belfastc­ity.gov.uk) Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost join forces in the hit movie

Fam­i­lies are in­vited to get into the Christ­mas spirit with face paint­ing and lots of fun. Belfast Water­front Tues Opens 2pm, movie 3pm £3 water­front.co.uk 028-90334455

DUBLIN

Food and craft mar­kets, sto­ry­telling and pup­pet shows for chil­dren, bar­ber­shop quar­tets,carol Bar Gallery, 5-9 Tem­ple Bar Un­til Jan 24 tem­ple­bar­gallery.com

Paint­ing, sculp­ture, print and glass by over 30 artists. Solomon Fine Art, Balfe St Un­til Jan 17 solomon­fin­eart.ie Gallery and in­vited artists. Molesworth Gallery, 16 Molesworth St Un­til Jan 30 molesworth­gallery.com

KILKENNY

Gypsy Ray’s singing and horse & car­riage rides. Sat/Sun 10am-5pm Ends Dec 21 Adm free farm­leigh.ie

Ex­pe­ri­ence Christ­mas of yes­ter­year with ginger­bread houses, roasted chest­nuts and Santa with his elves on this ur­ban farm, Air­field, Dun­drum Ends Dec 22 adults chil­dren (incl Santa present) 01-9696666 air­field.ie

A great hit for those fi­nal Christ­mas pur­chases. Gallery 1, The Mart, Rath­mines Mon-Wed 11am-6pm A popular spot to buy brica-brac, re­pur­posed fur­ni­ture, vin­tage cloth­ing, col­lectibles, hand­made jew­ellery and craft. Mart­cade base­ment café, 46 Lwr Rath­mines Rd (near Por­to­bello Bridge) Sun 11am-5pm mart.ie

Try spiced Gluh­wein, home­made choco­late and Ger­man sausages as you wan­der through the Christ­mas craft and food mar­ket. Lan­tern pro­ces­sion and fire­works dis­play Dec 20 4pm from Peo­ple’s Park, Pavil­ion Quar­ter, Dún Laoghaire Sat/Sun 11am-7pm Ends Dec 21 Adm free dl­revents.ie

Sam­ple the ar­ti­san food at the food fair in the Up­per Yard in Dublin Cas­tle (Dec 30-Jan 1). Join the pho­to­graphic por­traits of 14 stu­dio artists at KCAT Art and Study Cen­tre. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, Bridge St, Cal­lan

LEITRIM

More than 100 works by North­west based artists (Un­til Jan 24) Vir­tu­ally There: Tour­ing show of work made by artists, pupils and teach­ers (Un­til Apr) The Dock, Car­rick-on-Shan­non the­dock.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Gil­lian Kenny, Michael Can­ning, cu­rated by New Year’s Eve peo­ple’s pro­ces­sion of lights from Stephen’s Green to Dublin Cas­tle (Dec 31 6.30pm). En­joy New Year’s Day with a Big Brunch in Meet­ing House Square, Tem­ple Bar (Jan 1 11am-5.30pm). See nyf­dublin.com for spo­ken word per­for­mances, de­bates, etc (Dec 30th/31st)

The Dublin Gospel Choir (above) lead the evening with a post-per­for­mance cham­pagne re­cep­tion be­fore the count­down to mid­night. Christchurch Cathe­dral Dec 31 from 8.30pm en­ter­tain­ment.ie

GAL­WAY

An­nual feast of in­ter­na­tional food and Christ­mas gifts. Eyre Sq Un­til Ends 22 gal­way­christ­mas mar­ket.ie

WATER­FORD

Now in its third year, this sea­sonal fes­ti­val has fun rides, food mar­kets, craft stalls, walk­ing trails, light shows, sto­ry­telling and an ice rink. Var­i­ous venues, Water­ford city Un­til Dec 23

WEX­FORD

Join in carol singing and Christ­mas med­leys and en­joy per­for­mance of Corelli’s Christ­mas Con­certo by the newly formed Wex­ford Quar­tet. Sel­szar Sq, Wex­ford Sun 3pm Ailbhe Bar­rett. John Shin­nors: New paint­ings. Col­lect­ing and Cu­rat­ing: Dr John Lo­gan se­lects work from LCGA’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. Lim­er­ick City Gallery of Art, Pery Sq Un­til Jan 8 gallery.lim­er­ick.ie See Seven Days. Maps and images of Lim­er­ick through the cen­turies. The Hunt Mu­seum, Rut­land St (Closed Dec 25-26, Jan 1) Un­til Feb 15 hunt­mu­seum.com

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