102% Funded


Target: €3000


€3,065 Raised


36 Funders

Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018

By Five Lamps Arts Festival


The Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018 is a week long festival in the north inner city of Dublin taking place from 7 th to 11th March. There are 40 events that celebrate the new and older cultures of this historic area. The festival is a bottom up approach to community development. This year we are delighted to be celebrating our 11th 


The festival costs €40,000 in total, we have over 40 events, each event costs an average of €1000 each (to facilitate paying artists and performers). 
Our team are all volunteers who are passionate about the arts, nobody gets paid except the artists and performers. All money raised goes directly to the artists. We have many free events for the local community and always ensure that all children's events are free. We work closely with local schools and community centres throughout the year to produce arts events and activities.  

We rely on social media and digital marketing to market our events and get our message out to as many people as possible. Please help us to spread the Five Lamps love! 

Our aim is creating paid jobs for artists. We get support from the Dublin City Council Arts Office and also the Community Development office, The Arts Council, Waterways Ireland, The NEIC Fund. We take a percentage of the box office takings which helps us to cover our costs. 

Help us make the Five Lamps shine!
Thank-you thank-you thank-you thank-you thank-you thank-you thank-you thank-you thank-you.
Without you this festival will not be possible,

Roisin Lonergan

Artistic Director




The Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan joined organisers and guests at Belvedere House on Dublin City’s northside for the launch of the programme of the Five Lamps Arts Festival. The extensive programme, which was officially launched by the Minister, will feature more than fifty arts events with up to one hundred participating artists. The festival, now in it’s eleventh year, will take place from 7th to 11th March at various venues across Dublin’s North Inner City.

The programme is available on our website. Do not miss it!!!


Correcting the date for the Programme.


Apologize for the wrong information.

Actually the programme will be available from Wednesday the 21st February. 


Thank you everyone . We got it!!!

It couldn't be possible withot you. Thank you everyone who gave your support to this unique festival.

The brochure will be on our website from Monday 19th February, please check it out and save the dates for the events, it will be awesome.

See you then.

A big thank you from

The Five Lamps Arts Festival Team.


The Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018

The festival's brochure is ready and we will have it on Friday, we are so happy but our campaign still having few hours to go and we need to raise the total to get it. Please share your love for this very important festival with your family and friends.

We can do it! 

A big thank you for our first founder.

The programme is getting ready, and we need all the help to make the Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018 the best experience possible!!!

A huge thanks. 

funders (36)

There are 28 public funders of this project

There are 8 anonymous funders of this project