The Trailblazery: We Need To Talk About Ireland



Monday, 17 March 2014


We Need To Talk About Ireland is a 90-minute creative celebration of Ireland past, present and future which will take place in front of a live audience from The Round Room at Dublin's Mansion House on St Patrick's Night, Monday 17 March, 2014.

The brainchild of Irish creative collective, The Trailblazery, this innovative cultural event challenges some of Ireland's brightest innovators, thinkers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to explore what it means to be Irish in 2014. Featuring inspiring TED-style talks, interspersed with music, comedy, poetry, film and a large-scale choral spectacle, We Need To Talk About Ireland is produced by The Trailblazery in association with RTÉ and will be streamed internationally on RTÉ Player from 9pm GMT and on Washington Post WorldViews at 5pm EST.

Over 90 minutes, the speakers and performers will tell the story of Ireland, from our ancient past to our potential future. The vision of the project is to evoke a new cultural storyline about our social, political, cultural and spiritual evolution on this island and beyond, and aims to re-imagine the kind of Ireland we want to live in. The running order for the event is as follows:

Partners & Sponsors: The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, RTÉ and The Washington Post.