‘Dublin Dazzle’ Is Back
The “Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights” are back!
For the month of December, locations all over the city centre will be transformed with colourful projections and lighting displays, including for the first time, Bank of Ireland College Green and the Central Bank Plaza.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Daithi de Roiste says:
“As the dark winter nights close in, the ‘Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights’ illuminate the city centre each December. This year promises to be even better than before, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the full programme of locations. I know the projections and illuminations have been worked on by some of the best artists from around the globe. So come on into town in December and enjoy seeing the city in all its sparkling glory.”
The power used to light the GPO is comparable to that used in six kettles, a domestic iron uses the same power as on the Central Plaza projections, the power used to light the Bank of Ireland projections is the equivalent use of two domestic ovens, while the statues will be illuminated using the same amount of power as a vacuum cleaner.
Artists from all over the world were invited to submit applications for their work to feature on the GPO and Custom House buildings as part of this year’s “Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights” programme. The winning artwork on each building will be announced early next month after consideration by a panel of internationally-recognised judges. The winning artists will each be awarded a prize of €15,000.
After 50,000 people attended the event last year, “Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights” at Merrion Square Park will also return for the third year running, from December 1st. Tickets will be available from November 10th.
A Childrens Art Competition for primary school children is also taking place as part of “Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights”. All artwork will be projected onto Barnardo Square beside Dublin Castle. Three winning artworks will receive a prize from the Lord Mayor, and their artwork will be used on the Lord Mayor’s Christmas cards this year.