BACKGROUND

WHAT TO EXPECT AND BACKGROUND OF INDIA DAY IN IRELAND

India Day in Ireland started in 2015 to commemorate the Indian Independence and Irish-Indian friendship. It has since grown into the largest Irish-Indian celebration in Ireland. India Day celebration plays an essential role in bringing all Indian communities together and also plays a significant role in bringing the Irish and Indian society at one place to experience Indian Culture, Heritage, Music, Art & Craft, Meditation along with Indian & Continental Cuisine with exciting entertainment.

The costumes, arts, crafts, cuisine and diverse culture of India will be displayed in beautiful Farmleigh estate by hundreds of performers and various communities. India Day helps build pride in the country’s rich cultural heritage besides familiarising the indigenous communities about the traditions and culture of different regions of India.

Come and enjoy a family fun day in the beautiful Farmleigh gardens with Colorful Indian Folk, Classical & Bollywood dances. Food, Fashion, Music and markets featuring Indian Ethnic Dresses and Jewelry will be the highlights in the 5th India Day in Ireland.

INDIA DAY celebration is supported by the Indian Embassy in Ireland, OPW, Dublin City Council, Dublin City Arts Office and Bank of Ireland.

EVERYBODY WELCOME

Ireland India Council with the support of Farmleigh, OPW, and the Indian Community in Ireland are proud to host India Day again this year Everyone is welcome to join this fantastic day to commemorate India’s Independence and Irish – Indian friendship.

FIVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE-Grateful for the Support 

We have received support in establishing India Day from Mr Seán Ó Fearghaíl the 19th Ceann Comhairle (Speaker) of Irish Parliament, An Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar and Mr Enda Kenny. Tánaiste Ms Frances Fitzgerald and Ms Joan Burton and Ambassadors of India in Ireland Mrs Radhika Lokesh and Mrs Vijay Thakur Singh, Leader of Labour Party Mr Brendan Howlin and Ireland-India Parliamentary Friendship Group among many dignitaries and celebrities, came forward to celebrate freedom and Irish-Indian friendship at India Day.

This year again we will have many Indian and world cultural activities. A great day out with Family and friends. Come and enjoy delightful Indian and world cuisine with colorful Indian Folk, Classical & Bollywood Dances, Fashion Show, Concert and Shopping of Indian Ethnic Dresses and Jewellery will be the highlights in the 4th India Day in Ireland.

HOW TO REACH FARMLEIGH

IF TRAVELLING BY CAR OR PRIVATE BUS

Farmleigh is accessed through the Phoenix Park. When entering the park at Parkgate street ( main entrance near Heuston Station ) drive up along the main avenue. Go straight through the first two roundabouts, and take a left at the third roundabout (near Castleknock end of park). After taking a left at third roundabout, take the first right (50 yards from roundabout). Farmleigh is at the end of this road.

If entering the Phoenix Park through the Castleknock gate, take a right at the first roundabout, and then take your first right again (after 50 yards). Farmleigh is at the end of this road.

If travelling via the M50, take the N3 exit  (exit 6)  and follow the lane for city centre. Once you are clear of the exit, you will find yourself on the navan road heading eastbound for town. Drive down this road, under the flyover and turn right at the roundabout. After taking a right turn at the roundabout, drive for 50 yards until you see the Ashtown Gate of the Phoenix Park in front of you. The road naturally veers to the right, but you want to slow down and drive straight off the main road, through the gates. Use caution here, as cars can converge from 4 directions!

Farmleigh co-ordinates:   53.365925 ,  -6.352299

IF TRAVELLING BY DUBLIN BUS

Take the number 37 bus from Baggott Street ( via Suffolk Street and the Quays ) and get off at  the Castleknock Gate. Enter the Phoenix Park and take the narrow pedestrian pathway through the field to your immediate right. Walk down this path until you reach a road. Turn right and you should see the gates of Farmleigh a short distance away. Farmleigh is a fifteen minute walk from the Castleknock Gate.

PLEASE NOTE

There is free car, coach, and motorcycle parking on site. Please note that there is a five-minute (approx.) walk from the car park to the venue.