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Winter Lights Dublin


Dublin City Council's Winter Lights 2020




Dublin City Council’s extremely popular ‘Winter Lights’ returns for the third year this Christmas.

From December 1st to January 1st, 17 locations (see map below) across the city are transformed with colourful projections and lighting displays to cheer us all up in what has been a challenging year.





Full List of Projection Locations:

  • City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2 (community created artworks)

  • Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 (community created artworks)

  • Covanta Dublin Waste to Energy Plant, Poolbeg, Dublin 4

  • The Custom House, North Dock, Dublin 1

  • The GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

  • The Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 (community created artworks)

  • The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

  • Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

  • Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2

  • The Mater Hospital (community created artworks)



Full List of Lighting Locations:

  • Millennium Bridge

  • O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

  • Parliament Street, Dublin 2

  • Samuel Beckett Bridge (community created artworks)

  • Capital Dock

  • The Jeanie Johnston Ship

  • CHQ Triumphal Arch





Dublin City Council Culture Company has worked with community groups and artists across Dublin to create four brand new artworks for Winter Lights. They are:

  • ‘Keep on Moving’ by Richmond Barracks Over-55s Movement Group for the Samuel Beckett Bridge: a bespoke four-minute dance around the themes of strength, resilience and fun, featuring several styles of dance and the groups’ very own haka.

  • ‘Home Truths Stories from The Croft and Hollybrook Lodge’ care homes for Dublin City Hall is a four-minute storied animation of reminiscences from residents of their childhoods, their life experiences, the challenges they face with COVID-19, and their messages of hope.

  • ‘HACE’ (Henrietta Street Adult & Community Education) worked with artist Helen Barry to create ‘The Heart of Dublin’ for the Civic Offices at Wood Quay: a three minute shadow-puppetry-based animation on Christmas and Dublin.

  • And The National Neighbourhood created ‘Look Out For The Light’ for the Mater Hospital – a four-minute digital animation celebrating the power of hope, community, positivity and togetherness.




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