World Refugee Week 2016 Murals and Celebration

When: 18th - 24th June 2016
Where: Ireland

DSC_0214444Following on from our #RefugeesWelcome mural at the home grounds of Bohemian Football Club in Dalymount Park last year, we will be marking and celebrating World Refugee Week 2016 by painting murals across Dublin city.

With themes of welcome and solidarity, the murals will send the message that refugees are welcome in Ireland, that the people of Ireland stand for the protection of refugee rights and to ensure that people’s rights are not eroded once they arrive here the system of Direct Provision needs to end.

We have teamed up with some Dublin street artists and walls have been kindly donated by Busyfeet & Coco Cafe and All-City Dublin. The artist will be hitting the pavements from the 18th of June bringing colour and positive messages to our streets. Dates, locations and times will be announced early next week, so be sure to stop by, say hello and have a look at the murals in progress.

Other events and activities happening across Ireland to mark World Refugee Week:

(PM us if you know of any activities in your area)

19th June, Dublin
SARI – Sport Against Racism Ireland and UNHCR Ireland are hosting their annual Fair Play Cup on the grounds of the Law Society on Sunday the 19th. It is usually a glorious day weather wise and definitely one for the footie fans.

19th June, Waterford
To mark World Refugee Day, on Sunday 19th June, Waterford Against Racism are holding a silent walk in solidarity with and to raise awareness of the plight of millions of refugees across the world. Event page:

19th June, Cork
Nasc Ireland are organising a silent walk through Cork City Centre on Sunday, 19th of June at 3pm. This is to coincide with World Refugee Day which falls annually on the 20th of June, giving us an opportunity to show solidarity and to remember the men, women and children seeking protection throughout the world. Event page:

20th June, Dublin
United Against Racism invites you to a solidarity walk to mark the World Refugee Day. “20 June – World Refugee Day, international observance observed June 20th each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.” Event page:

24th June, Dublin
Irish Refugee Council are deligted to be co-hosting a free community event with BlueFire on Smithfield Square on the evening of Friday 24th. This is also the launch of BlueFire‘s monthly #SmithfieldSessions. There will be Djembe (West-African drumming) workshops, Forró Ireland Dance Workshops & Performances, music performances & spoken word, arts & crafts for adults, pavement chalking and a world cafe! Event page: