Multicultural Celebration Family Fun Day

Dublin, 4th June 2024 Dublin City Council is continuing of its partnership with St Patrick’s Athletic and Dublin South City Partnership with a free Multicultural Family Fun Day taking place this Saturday, June 8th.

This is the third year of the event which boasts a range of music, dance, sport and creative activities. The day, which is about providing a fun, free event for all those in the Dublin South City area, takes place from 11am to 2pm in St. Patrick’s Soccer Grounds in Richmond Park.

Regarding entertainment, there is a DJ, traditional Irish music and South African songs to enjoy, among other music. Sporting activities on the day include soccer, GAA and other outdoor activities. There are endless activities to keep the little ones entertained, such as face painting, henna painting, a magician, hair braiding and a drums workshop. We are delighted to have a Sensory van in place this year, which can serve as an additional play area on the day.

After working up an appetite, you’ll be glad to available of a wide range of food at the event. Take your pick between crepes, ice-cream, teas and coffees and goodie bags for children. Also present are a number of pop-ups with key support agencies from around the south city area available to discuss their services and activities.

Speaking on the return of the event, Una Lowry, CEO of Dublin South City Partnership stated that her organisation is “proud to once again partner with local bodies to demonstrate the possibilities integration and inclusion can bring to the locality of Dublin 8. Presenting a welcoming and warm atmosphere for all who arrive to the community is of the utmost importance, and events such as these are an encouraging way to get people involved and engaged.”

Sales and Operations Manager with St Patrick’s Athletic, Karl Stafford, added, “St Patrick’s Athletic are delighted to open the gates of Richmond Park for this event. Days like this allow the community to experience an exciting family day in the heart of Dublin 8. I would encourage everyone to get down to Inchicore this Saturday and get involved in one of the many activities ongoing throughout the day, by trying something new and getting yourself out of your comfort zone.”

Beatrice Casserly, Dublin City Council Social Inclusion Officer, expanded upon the need for events such as these in building healthy community relations and tackling the stigma surrounding refugees and asylum seekers being housed in areas across Dublin. “It is so important that each and every one of us feels a connection to where we live, and feel secure enough in that connection to know that our community supports us. That’s why Dublin City Council are proud to support events like these; events that showcase our existing programmes of inclusion, diversity, community power and strength, thus, further promoting neighbourly support and friendship.”