Archive for Michael D. Higgins

Congratulations to our new President, Michael D. Higgins

Posted in General Tickets There Blog with tags , on October 30, 2011 by Tickets There

Normally political things are avoided on Tickets There (aside from our irate Twitter account) but all of us here would like to congratulate Michael D. Higgins on winning last week’s election. Mr. Higgins will be Ireland’s 9th President since the formation of the office in 1938. The first person to hold the position was Douglas Hyde, followed by Sean T. O’Kelly, Eamon De Valera, Erskine Childers, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Patrick Hillery, Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese. The President elect will be formally inaugurated on November 11th.

Michael conducted an extremely mature, admirable and dignified campaign. He spoke well, made light of the constant references to his age and height, debated miles ahead of the other candidates and won the support and love of Ireland in the past few weeks and months. He is loved and admired by his home constituency in Galway and has been involved in music / film and political movements that have changed the face of this country.

Tickets There will always be open and admit Michael did not have our Number 1 for most of this campaign. Like many others, we learnt a sad truth just a couple of days before the election and Michael’s continued charisma picked up the pieces, securing our vote and support. Tickets There wishes Michael a fruitful term as President and we have no doubts that if anyone can inspire hope and confidence in the Irish people, it’s him.

Adh mór ort!


Dublin ‘Gig for Michael D. featuring The Stunning’ Announced

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , on October 21, 2011 by Tickets There

That’s right, one of Irelands most successful bands, The Stunning are coming back to Dublin…This SUNDAY! A Gig 4 Michael D. has been set up to raise funds for presidential hopeful Michael D. Higgins and the Stunning are lending a hand. This will be the group’s first Dublin show in two years and promises to be a savage night featuring a full set of all their hits.

It all takes place this Sunday, October 23rd at the Village. Tickets are €16.50 and are available from the WAV ticket office outside the venue (beside Whelan’s).  There’s be two support acts on the night (yet to be announced) and discounts for unwaged and students. press release below,

The Stunning have been confirmed as headliners for a special show in The Village, in support of Higgins’ Presidential campaign.

The gig, which will be The Stunning’s first Dublin show in two years, takes place upstairs in The Village, on Sunday October 23, with doors opening at 7pm.

Michael D., who was Minister for Arts, Culture and an Gaeltacht during the ’90s, remains passionate about the role of the arts, and sees creativity as a central plank of his vision for the presidency. “As a candidate for President,” he says, “I offer a vision of a radically inclusive citizenship, in a creative society, worthy of a real Republic – making us proud to be Irish in the world.”

The Stunning will play a full set, making it a great chance to see these Irish rock legends play their most intimate Dublin show since reforming. Two support acts will be announced over the coming days. The gig follows a summer of acclaimed Stunning performances to expectant crowds at a variety of festivals over the summer – from the Sea Sessions to Sligo.

There will be DJs of all shades downstairs on the night, with plenty of surprises in store.

Tickets There will be there. Politics aside – no one should miss an opportunity to rock out with the Stunning. For more information, check out