Official Program of the HCD’16 – HUN_icon_s Magyar nyelvű program

12-15 May 2016, Hungarian tales and Celtic legends


Hungarian Culture Days 2015 was the most popular edition in the 4 year history of the festival. The high quality programs were attended by approximately 700 people over the span of four days. The event also received a highlight in the news on the Hungarian nationwide public television.

Our main goal in 2016 is to present interesting facets of Hungarian and Irish culture through the world of tales and legends to local audiences in an easily accessible way. Most programs will be presented both in English and Hungarian.


Thursday, 12 May 2016 – Opening Ceremony (by invitation)

Venues: Wood Quay & Filmbase. Reception: Canapés & Light refreshments


6.30pm – 9.00pm

  • Dr Angelika Kodai-Pintér and Szabolcs Pintér – “Méhkeréki” Hungarian folk dance
  • Amica Voce Chamber Choir – Hungarian and Irish choral songs
  • Zsuzsanna Bogdánné Kálló and Mihály Magyarics (violin) – Hungarian and Irish folk songs
  • Marty Mulligan – Irish spoken word artist from Mullingar (Midland): The Myth of Sun God Lugh


9.30pm – 11.00pm: Wine Tour & After Party

Venue: Filmbase

  • Opening of photo exhibitions “Mágikus Május / Magical May” and “Photo Journal of Ireland” by Krisztina Nesselfeld-Ary
  • Traditional wine & food tasting, entertainment


Friday, 13 May 2016 – The Day of the Hungarikum & the Night of the Myths  

Venue: Filmbase

All day Photo exhibitions
11.00am – 1.00pm Display of the Hungarikum & tasting (by invitation only)
5.30pm – 6.00pm István Szakács: Hungarian mythology (Táltosok, javasok, látók)
6.00pm – 6.30pm Old Hungarian tales presented by Krisztina Pethő
6.30pm – 7.00pm Candlelight tales A Tale from the Book of Invasions performed by Sorcha and Aron Hegarty
7.00pm – 9.30pm A lovasíjász / The Horsearcher (ticket price: €10) DetailsButton_s
10.00pm – 3.00am Hungarian party by DJ Lenny Cusack. Venue: Big Tree Pub DetailsButton_s



Saturday, 14 May 2016 – The Day of Folklore, Tradition & Literature  

Venue: Filmbase

All day Photo exhibitions

Display of the Hungarikum & tasting

11.00am – 1.45pm Dr Annamária Kádár child psychologist’s lecture: A guide to delicate parenting situations

(ticket price: €8-10) DetailsButton_s

2.00pm – 4.00pm In dialogue with Transylvanian-Hungarian literature
4.00pm – 9.00pm “Soul, Journey & Health” lifestyle counselling by Szilvia Andó
4.30pm – 10.00pm International Folk Dance Presentation & Workshop (Hungarian, Italian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Polish and Irish dances)
8.00pm – open-ended Venue: T.P Smiths Pub

DMT: Monthly meeting of Hungarian people in Dublin & Adrián Csapó Unplugged concert

Sunday, 15 May 2016 – Family Day: Pünkösd / Pentecost      

Venue: Terenure Sports Club

10.00am – 2.00pm “Hungarian breakfast” Gastronomic delicacy tasting offered by local Hungarian food suppliers
10.15am – 11.00am Morning exercise by Zsuzsanna Bánkuti — free lángos for fit Early Birds
11.00am – 12.00pm “Kerekítő” by Ágnes Majorné Perger
11.30am – 12.30pm May tree & election of the Queen of Pünkösd / Pentecost by ÍrMag team (Cork) — Zsuzsanna Bogdánné Kálló and Krisztina Pethő (Sándor Kőrösi Csoma Program)
1.00pm – 2.30pm Lecture on the tradition of Pünkösd / Pentecost & election of the King of Pünkösd by Zoltán Gere (Cork) & playful and challenging competitions for dads
2.30pm – 3.00pm Folk dance performance & workshop by SunDance Folk Group
3.00pm – 3.45pm “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” art workshop by Beatrix Fekete
Whole day

Whole afternoon

Family Point

Traditional Hungarian games for kids

Hungarian Culture Days is an annual, vibrant 4-day cultural festival in Dublin, showcasing the very best in Hungarian culture, art and heritage and connecting with the Hungarian community in Ireland, while building valuable new connections with Irish people and communities. Admission Free but Ticketed & on a First Come First Served basis — please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

This event is organised with the generous contributions of the Embassy of Hungary, Carlow Dental Centre, the Irish Hungarian Business Association, the Hungarikum Committee and Culture Bridge CLG.