Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy (above second left) with from left: Kenyans Anne Waithira Burke, Susan Ngereso McDarby and Zambian Michael Chanda, all members of the NoWahal dance crew, gather to announce details of Africa Day 2022.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the African Union and is celebrated on May 25. It is supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Mr Brophy is wearing traditional Fine Gael native garb.
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Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Irish aid’s flagship day Africa Day 2017 celebrated in style and captured by Donal Moloney.
More scenes from yesterday’s Africa Day 2017 by Fran Cassidy.
Irish Aid’s Africa Day, in Farmleigh House grounds, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Earlier: Donal Does Dollyer
Pics: John Gallen
Sinéad Kathy Rice writes:
Inner-city Olympians at the Samuel Beckett Bridge yesterday evening
Friday at The Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin
There are two free daytime music festivals of note happening this weekend OUTDOORS in Dublin: Dublin City Soul Festival in Merrion Square Park both Saturday and Sunday and Africa Day on Sunday. Both are good for bringing the kids to. If the rain doesn’t hold up though, head down to The Grand Social on Friday night for the launch of indie/electro three-piece Sounds Of System Breakdown’s excellent second album Nomad. They’ll be joined by Liza Flume and a guy from the UK called Pikachunes. €10 in but I’m giving away tickets on the site (link below) Here‘s the band’s new single ‘Neon Contrails’
Nialler9’s Gig Guide May 21-27 (Nialler9)
A familiar brew from Kenya (if you’re lucky).
Thanks Sally Hayden