A Trip to the Seaside

Welcome to the second installment of Dublin’s FuckUp Nights. This time we decided to move from the city centre to the suburbs, and as we were doing this we thought, why not move nearer to the sea?

So we find ourselves in the surroundings of Dun Laoghaire –  it’s time to pack the sun cream, get set for the queue at Teddy’s and rock ‘n’ roll at the seaside…maybe at some stage we will be in the sea, who knows!

Dublin2020 and the Centre for Creative Practices 

Fuckup Night Ireland Vol. II

A Trip to the Seaside! 

23 July 2015 at 7.30pm

National Maritime Museum of Ireland
Haigh Terrace
Dun Laoghaire
Admission Free

July Fuckpreneurs

Our Fuckpreneurs this month include those from the arts, advertising, business and innovation:

Jo Mangan: 
Jo Mangan is CEO The Performance Corporation – theatre and festival production company. Jo has directed a range of site-specific plays and theatrical events on 3 continents, and won plaudits and awards internationally and nationally including a number of Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards comprising Best Director and Best Production nominations. She was awarded the Jerome Hynes Clore Cultural Leadership Fellowship for 2011/12. Jo works as a director, programmer and creative consultant.
Sean Hillen:
Now recognised as one of the most significant artists of his generation, Hillen first became known for photomontage works based on his own gritty documentary photos from the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’, which have since have become more widely-known and studied as ‘masterworks’ of the medium.
In the 1990’s he moved back to Dublin from London and began a new series of collage works titled ‘IRELANTIS’, which have come to be seen as “the most vivid and emblematic expression of the dreams and anxieties of ‘Celtic Tiger’ Ireland”- as another critic put it: “the Ireland manufactured from equal parts of sacred presence, and fit-up hucksterism”.  Almost twenty of these works now feature on the covers of books, including many academic works on aspects of contemporary Ireland.
Vanessa O’Loughlin:
Ireland’s leading literary scout. Vanessa has assisted many award winning and best-selling authors to publication, including Jax Miller whose deal for Freedom’s Child was the hot news at the 2014 London Book Fair. She has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book.

Vanessa is the Chair of Irish PEN and the Irish and Eurozone Adviser to the international organisation The Alliance of Independent Authors.

Artistic Entrepreneurship at work


Because failure sucks, but instructs. Because one can learn more from stories of failure than from stories of success. Because the majority of professionals don’t create the “project of the year” in their first attempt.

Because people feel the need to break free from the stigmas surrounding “failure”.

We deeply believe in communicating failure as a positive step everyone must overcome on the road to success.

This is what we have set about to change in Dublin.

So come and join the fun and banter! Mark the 23 July in your diary!


We are competing for the European Capital of Culture 2020 to build a new story for Dublin, based on shared ideas, inclusion and confidence. Dublin can be a leading city in Europe; we can take advantage of our talented young population, our informed older population and everyone in between to initiate major progress in communities and neighbourhoods. We need everyone in Dublin to join in. If you are part of Dublin you are part of Dublin2020. #TeamDublin

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