First Ecuadorian Festival of its kind to take place in Dublin


A press release from Ecuadorians in Ireland (Ecuadorianos en Irlanda) about what looks to be an excellent inaugural festival showcasing Ecuador's culture. The events will also raise funds for the victims of the earthquake, geared towards long-term projects related to education and construction, inter alia. There was an event held in the Mansion House earlier this year to raise funds. Photos and vidcaps from that event courtesy of Yeah! Espanol's youtube channel. Yeah! Magazine director Raffael Abarca (in the photo below) is one of the organisers of the Ecuadorian-Irish community's events.

Ireland for Ecuador fundraising Festival 2016
 Ireland’s first-ever ECUADORIAN Dance FESTIVAL takes place in DUBLIN this October
The Ecuadorian Community in Ireland is organising a Fundraising Festival called Ireland for Ecuador 2016 in an effort to support reconstruction projects across an area of Ecuador which was very badly affected by the massive earthquake there in April, when thousands were injured and hundreds lost their lives.

The Festival takes place over the weekend of October 14th, 15th and 16th. 
Day one of the festival kicks off on Friday, October 14 2016 with dancers launching a photo exhibition at Trinity College, followed by three events on Saturday 15th October in the impressive surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral where there will be a craft fair and dance displays from 3pm to 9pm.   

The Ireland For Ecuador 2016 Festival will showcase Ecuadorian culture and traditions through folk music & dancing, spoken word narrations, images and a display of handicrafts.

The Ecuadorian Community in Ireland is a not for-profit organisation which has been set up to help Playa Prieta, a relief organisation based  in Ecuador which is rebuilding houses and shelters as well as feeding around 160 people every day who have been affected by the disaster in Manabi province.

 • Playa Prieta will use the funds raised to buy essential machinery to support jobs in food production. The organisers are calling on everyone living in Ireland  to support this initiative by coming to the festival in October and by making a donation to help fund reconstruction efforts in Ecuador.
Trinity College Dublin is one of the main sponsors of the Ireland for Ecuador 2016  fundraising festival, thanks to funds provided by its Schools of Education and Visual and Performing Arts faculty.
Further information is available from the Ecuadorian Community in Ireland blog

 Press Enquiries to  Shan Kelly   089 2390884
or by email to 

Tickets for the two performances at Christchurch on Saturday evening are on sale now at Christ Church Cathedral reception and online. 

Please email your requests for tickets to or call  086 3367879