There are thousands of Brazilians living around Ireland with likely well over 11, 000 based in Dublin. So whether you’re Brazilian yourself and reading this looking for a taste of home and some people to speak Portuguese with for a break from speaking English all the time, or if you’re not Brazilian but you’ve heard the rumours about their incredible food and fun, friendly attitude to life and want to dip into their culture and maybe even learn some Portuguese, Dublin has lots on offer. It’s like a Brazilian holiday without the air fare. You definitely don’t need to travel to travel! It’s a state of mind. Go and try something new on your doorstep.
Taste of Brazil
This restaurant, located in the heart of Temple Bar, claims to be the first 100% Brazilian restaurant in Dublin. They’ve been running since 2011 and have brought a little piece of Brazil to Dublin. You will be welcomed by our cosy restaurant and our friendly staff when you get into the door. they have two floors with seating so you can choose to people-watch out the windows downstairs or retreat to their cosier and quieter upstairs seating area. Their menu is composed of traditional dishes from different Brazilian regions, offering a great variety of recipes and flavours made with the finest ingredients. tasteofbrazil.ie
Learn to Samba
MaSamba Samba School was born on the wave of enthusiasm following the success of the 1994 ‘Big Bang Festival’ at the City Arts Centre in Dublin. They’re passionate about Brazilian culture, and have worked hard to become the best samba group in Ireland. Their enthusiasm and passion and dedication so the celebration of Samba has seen them receive great acclaim from audiences in Ireland, throughout Europe, and even Brazil! So they are the real deal. With a drum core of over 20 experienced drummers, a dance section featuring the best Brazilian dancers in Ireland, and a huge stock of authentic, high quality carnival costumes, produced for the group in Brasil, MaSamba have the capacity to perform at everything from an intimate soirée to a full-on carnival parade. They rehearse together on a weekly basis and new members are always welcome.
“Each year we deliver over 120 workshops within our organisation, hosting a minimum of three workshops per week. Most of these are open to the public and are affordable or free.” Sounds good! masamba.com
Brazil Day Dublin
Dublin also hosts and annual Brazil Day to celebrate everything Brazilian. While we are just that little bit too late posting about it this year, as the festival takes place in June, it’s run every year for the last three years so we’re pretty sure it’s safe to say you could pencil it in for next summer!
Watch a video from this year’s festival for a taster below and find them on Facebook here.