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Connecting Dublin with the arts since 2007…

The Five Lamps Arts Hub has been the place to go for arts and community development in Dublin’s North Inner City. Our focus has always been on helping artists and connecting Dublin’s north inner city with the arts.

We are best known for our flagship event The Five Lamps Arts Festival, an award-winning annual community-based arts festival which has taken place each spring in the North East Inner City. The 2020 edition of this festival took place online.

Today, in addition to the annual festival, we run community arts programmes, guided walking tours across the area, workshops, and events throughout the year. We also provide project management consulting to several volunteer and community groups.

In 2019, 67 events featuring over 200 artists, supported by more than 50 volunteers were hosted across the North East Inner City as part of The Five Lamps Arts Festival. This programme attracted over 5.000 guests from all different backgrounds.



The Five Lamps Arts Hub’s primary commitment is in connecting the north inner city of Dublin with the arts and we achieve this through inclusivity, participation, environmental enhancement, and the creation and presentation of locally relevant, artistically ambitious work. Through this we aim to contribute to the development of the perception of the Five Lamps area as a positive and creative place in which to live and work.



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#5lampschats – Breda Jackson

#5lampschats – Breda Jackson

Breda Jackson is an artist who studied in NCAD and Trinity College Dublin before getting involved in multimedia design. In the last few years, Breda...

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#5lampschats – Tara Kearns

#5lampschats – Tara Kearns

Five Lamps Chats is a new series of conversations between the Five Lamps team and local artists that we carried out over lockdown. We chat about...

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