Category Archives: Event Calendar

This page looks at real-life events happening around the Irish games industry. You can submit information on your own events for this section by clicking here.

Insomnia Gaming Festival – Dublin

Insomnia Gaming Festival Coming to Ireland International expansion continues of popular gaming festival Insomnia is coming to the Republic of Ireland this November as part of a multi-year agreement with Irish events company, Omega Events Ltd. Established over 20 years ago, Insomnia now attracts more than 70,000 consumers for each[...]

FutureScope 2019

Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland (in collaboration with Eirmersive, VR Ireland, Animation Ireland and IMIRT) are programming two rooms with sessions and content on the theme of “Creative Technologies” at FutureScope 2019, which takes place at the Convention Centre in Dublin on Thursday 28th March. Some of the biggest[...]

Galway Game Jam 12

Galway Game Jam 12 is coming soon! Venue     PorterShed, Galway Date 30 March 2019 Time 9am – 9pm Saturday Cost Admission Free   Reserve your place Facebook event page Description Challenge yourself to make a (tiny) game in a day. Jam solo or in a team. Meet[...]

Schoolism Live 2019

Schoolism Live –Dublin 2019, in collaboration with Animation Skillnetand Screen Skills Ireland, will take place on the 9th and 10th November 2019 in the Paccar Theatre at the Science Gallery, Dublin ( The Schedule is as follows: DAY 1: Saturday November 9th CHARACTER DESIGN 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Daniel[...]

Animation Skillnet Events

Animation Skillnet Upcoming Master Class (Dingle)

Animation Skillnet are delighted to be teaming up with Animation Dingle to offer the master classes outlined below at Animation Dingle 2019 (with support from Skillnet Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland and the BAI). Please note that places on each of these master classes are limited and will be allocated on[...]

WRAP Fund Information Event in Galway

A funding seminar, entitled Funding for Video Games, will be held in Galway on 9 January 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30am at Cluian Mhuire, Wellpark Road. The goal of this seminar is to provide information to prospective funding applicants for the WRAP Fund (Western Regional AudioVisual Production Fund). The seminar is[...]

GamerFest Returns to Limerick, 2-3 March 2019

GamerFest is returning to Limerick on 2-3 March 2019. This year’s event will include a Fortnite Competition, interviews with some of your favourite Irish Youtubers, 1v1 Gaming challenges, Cosplay competitions, and so much more! The event will be held at Thomand Park. Tickets are on sale now and range in[...]

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2019 Games Fleadh Robocode Competition

In 2019 Games Fleadh will be celebrating the Platformer Genre of Games, we will also have our first year undergraduate Robocode Competition. The competition will take place on Wed March 6th in our Thurles Campus. For more info visit

MindCauldron 3D Modelling

3D Modelling with Blender

Learn the fundamentals of 3D modelling in this practical workshop series. When: Day 1 – Saturday, November 24th Day 2 – Saturday, December 1st Where: The PorterShed, Galway Tickets: €100 per place, book your place here. A Certificate of Completion will be presented by Mind Cauldron to each workshop participant[...]

State of Play 2018 May 4th (DIT Aungier St.)

State of Play 2018 is an Irish Independent Game Maker event hosted by the School of Media in the Dublin Institute of Technology, in association with the Irish Game Makers Association – IMIRT. The event will take place on Friday, May 4th at DIT Aungier St and will be primarily organised[...]

ARVR Innovate Conference 2018 to host a ‘Startup Zone’

The 5th annual ARVR Innovate conference will take place on May 10th between 8:30 am – 5:30 pm at the RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The event is one of Europe’s most recognised augmented reality and virtual reality conferences, hosting over 40 national and international speakers, and an expo[...]

Call for Papers: IEEE Games & Entertainment Conf (Galway)

IEEE Games Entertainment & Media conference, will be held in Galway, Ireland 15th-17th August. The IEEE GEM 2018 conference aims to bring together researchers, developers,industry & government partners working on gaming technologies, entertainment, multimedia, Virtual & Augmented reality,IoT, Artificial intelligence & interdisciplinary areas. GEM encompasses all aspects of gaming and interactive[...]

Animation MasterClasses in Dingle

As if you need another excuse to go to Dingle! Sign up by Fri. 16th of March. Animation Skillnet are teaming up with Animation Dingle to offer the master classes outlined below at Animation Dingle 2018 (with support from Skillnets, Screen Training Ireland and the BAI). Please note that places on each[...]

Imirt Inspire – an evening of talks, June 28th (Dublin)

Wed June 28th 5pm – 7:30pm Neill Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin Imirt, the Irish Game Makers Association is proud to present an evening of talks about game design and culture on June 28th from 5pm to 7:30pm. The event is in collaboration with the MSc in Interactive[...]

ShipItCon 2017 – tickets available

  ShipitCon is a community event for engineers involved in the building and deployment of software. ShipItCon is being organised primarily by engineers and managers working within the games industry in Ireland including Demonware and Digit Game Studios. This is a non-profit event, organised by volunteers and any remaining funds[...]

Updated: State of Play 2017 – Talks & Expo, 5th April

State of Play is Ireland’s premier Independent Game Maker Event hosted by the School of Media in the Dublin Institute of Technology, in conjunction with IMIRT, the Irish Game Makers association. This year it will take place on Wed the 5th of April. From 18.30 there will be an exciting and[...]


Now in its 24th year, Q-Con takes place annually in Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union, and is a weekend long celebration of everything gaming and anime related, from eSports and Tabletop, to Cosplay and Movie Screens.  Major events already confirmed to make a welcome comeback in 2017 include The Irish[...]

SoP GameJam

DIT are running a gamejam for State of Play on the 1st of April. It will be located at the grangegorman DIT campus. Tickets cost 10 euro and give you free entry to state of play. Each game will be shown at SoP and the crowd will vote on their[...]

Games Fleadh 2017 update

LIT Tipperary, will host Games Fleadh on Wednesday March 8th 2017, the annual colleges and schools game development competition, and the theme for the 2017 event is Racing Game. Games Fleadh will also feature games development and research talks by industry veterans and researchers. The full list of speakers is now available[...]

The Games Co-Op. A new monthly meetup in Dublin

There is a new games meetup starting in the Liquor Rooms, Dublin, at 7pm on Tuesday, March 7th. (ID REQUIRED!!! Over 18s event, and the venue were quite specific about everyone bringing ID.) The Games Co-Op is a new, monthly, multi-discipline event that aims to bring people with different skills together[...]

Games Fleadh 2017 news

LIT Tipperary will host Games Fleadh on Wednesday March 8th 2017 and the theme for the 2017 event is Racing Game. Games Fleadh 2017 is only 3 weeks away – so it is time to register teams and prepare your game trailer. Register your teams at Supporters are welcome. Please also register[...]

Animation Skillset Graduate Programme launch

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet will launch the next round of the VFX and Animation Graduate Traineeship Programme with a one day symposium packed full of exciting talks on the latest technological advances in the area of VFX, animation, games and VR. It will take place in Dublin on Saturday[...]

MindRising 2016 Competition

      Given the year that is in it this looks like a nice initiative revolving around games and creativity. Last week saw the launch of MindRising 2016, a competition celebrating 200 years of the island of  Ireland. Teams of primary and secondary school children will work on their[...]

The Midlands as a Gaming Technopolis?!

The next Midlands Information Technology ( MIT) meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th January at 7pm, Old Reading Room, Annebrook House Hotel. Mullingar. MIT are delighted to announce Rob Acton as a guest speaker who will be giving a presentation entitled “The Midlands as a Gaming Technopolis”. Rob will discuss the current gaming[...]

Richard Barnwell at StartUp Grind Dublin – reader offer

Richard Barnwell from DIGIT is speaking at Startup Grind Dublin next week. Richard is CEO and founder of DIGIT Game Studios, based in Dublin. He was interviewed for recently. StartUp Grind Dublin events are focused on delivering an inspirational and educational meetup for aspiring entrepreneurs, or those looking for[...]

Games Ireland GIG 2015 – speakers

With new speakers being added all the time there is now an extensive list of speakers for the Sept. 10th event in the Mansion House, Dublin which this year has a focus on product innovation. Games Ireland, Riot, Digit, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA are co-organising the event. Tickets (€49)[...]

Contemporary art and mathematical data in Cork

Recently Lord David Puttnam opened the exhibition BOOLEAN EXPRESSIONS which is currently at the Glucksman Gallery in University College Cork.  This exhibition explores the ways in which artists use mathematical concepts and systems in their work. Inviting audiences to investigate ideas of Boolean algebra, the impact of ‘big data’ on contemporary life, and how[...]

Shindig – informal summer meetup

Occasionally organises informal social gatherings. What is infrequent is special – and on Thurs the 25th we aim to bring all the different groups together for a summer meet up, some drinks and if you wish, some food. Find out what is happening, see who is hiring, discuss courses and[...]

5th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning: Call extended to 22/04/15

The 5th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning (iGBL2015) will be held at IADT on 4th and 5th June 2015. There will be presentations and workshops from a wide range of topics related to the use of games and game-based approaches for formal and informal learning. Teachers/developers/researchers who are interested in presenting and[...]

Games in Education conf.

The ICT in Education conference will take place on the Thurles campus of LIT on Saturday 25th April. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Make, Bake, Take’. The theme places an emphasis on creativity and a series of presentations and workshops will showcase how technology can be used effectively[...]

GameCarver Workshop

Zoodazzle is happy to announce a GameCarver Workshop in the Synergy Centre, I.T. Tallaght on Saturday, January 31st. The workshop will run from 9am to 1pm. Over the 4-hours, you will learn how to: – make games in GameCarver (covering 2D and 3D, gadgets, inventions and game templates) – collaborate[...]

Games Fleadh, 2015.

  We have just received advance notice of the date and theme for Games Fleadh 2015, Wed., March 11th! Games Fleadh 2015 will consist of the Game Studio Endless Runner competition, Direct X Endless Runner challenge and Robocode as well as Games Pro talks by Industry veterans (including a video[...]

On Now – Fused – a live adventure game

Those of you who were at the recent Prototype Play festival in the Project Theatre in Dublin will have had a chance to playtest this new game/theatre event created by Dan Bergin, who also works for SixMinute, an independent game design studio in Dublin. FUSED is an immersive work of fiction,[...]

World Record Server Test

Abydos Entertainment is an independent game development/server tech studio. Our studio is based in Dublin at the GEC (Guinness Enterprise Centre). Most independent developers want to create, either a world, character or mechanic that brings people together. The concepts from games span many other platforms and genres. And we love that,[...]

[17-19 Oct.] Prototype play and interaction festival

PROTOTYPE is a brand new festival in Dublin 17-19 October 2014 – “A weekend of Playful Design and Novel Interactions.” run by Make and Do in the Project Arts Centre Temple Bar, Dublin. Talks, workshops, events and familiar faces. Prototype is a brand new festival of play and interaction. This is your chance[...]

[29/09/14] dubLUDO XV with @br

So to kick off the final week of the Romeros in Ireland dubLUDO is hosting an event upstairs in Whelans at 25 Wexford St. in Dublin and Brenda Romero will be sharing some of her wisdom and experience of Design Documentation. This is a free to attend event and all are welcome,[...]

Women In Games Cfp 2007

Over the past 3 years, The Women in Games conference has become the European forum for women working in and around the computer games industry.

Ibm Cell Cpu Workshop

The following was sent to us by Steve C in Trinity. ***** The Interaction, Simulation and Graphics Lab, School of Computer Science and Statistics, TCD, is delighted to announce, in collaboration with IBM Ireland and IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, a workshop on the new Cell Broadband Engine (BE). The[...]

Ken Perlin Talk

“Interactive direction of virtual actors” Professor Ken Perlin Media Research Laboratory Department of Computer Science New York University 7:00pm Monday 20th November Joly Theatre Hamilton Building 4, Trinity College Dublin For further details, please see the website at: Presentation Abstract The Interaction, Simulation and Graphics (ISG) Lab in Trinity[...]

Darklight Podcasts

Some of the following podcasts from the Darklight festival in June 2006 will be of interest to people on this site. *In conversation with Gavin Kelly of Piranha Bar, multi-award winning animation wizards Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes gave a talk at the Darklight Festival Salon 2006 in association with[...]

Ernest Adams Workshops

Part of the week of games related events in Dublin and the CGames conf., Ernest Adams will give one of his well-received workshops on Games Design in Dublin. For more details and to register contact the organisers via  Saturday 25th November, 2006 09:00 – 10:00 Registration 10:00 – 12:30[...]

Dave Perry Talent Lab

The David Perry Talent-lab event will take place on Thursday 30th November, 2006 at Queen’s University. Registration is via Cinemagic at

Dave Perry Update

Dave Perry - founder and CEO of and formerly President of Shiny Entertainment.

Cinemagic Film/Animation Fest

The 17th Cinemagic World Screen Festival takes place in Northern Ireland from the 17th November- 3rd December. Packed full of premiere screenings, masterclasses and educational packages there is something for everyone. As usual there will be animation related events. For more see or call 02890 311900 for more info.

Call – Digital Hub Projections

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PROJECTED WEEKENDS: From November 2006 until March 2007, The Digital Hub will run a series of outdoor projections from their premises in Dublin 8. The projections will run for the entire weekend and each weekend a new piece will be shown. This is an open ended call[...]

Idate Workshop On Games Industry

SEE URL Workshop / Seminar New dynamics in the video game industry