Flying Kites for kindness

Lord Mayor joined children at Inclusion Integration week flagship event

Children had great fun today learning how to make their own kites and flew them at a heartwarming celebration of community this afternoon in TU Dublin Grangegorman. The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste joined in on the fun and flew a kite of his own.

Kindness is a Light in the Darkness, an Inclusion Integration Week flagship event by Dublin City Council spread joy and brought light to the world by remembering the importance of kindness. Participants learnt how to make their own kite at workshops and covered the sky with their creations.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste commented, “Kindness is a central element to my time as Lord Mayor and this event today once again proves its importance in Dublin communities. Seeing children from various different backgrounds come together to fly their kites was really special and a reminder for everyone that we are happier when we are kinder.

“Kindness is a Light in the Darkness, is just one of the many important and heart-warming events we have on this Inclusion and Integration Week. Our ambition is to make Dublin a city for all and there are amazing events happening this week that will let our citizens do this. I would encourage everyone to check out what is happening this week and attend events of interest to you.”

Other Inclusion and Integration Week flagship events that are free to attend can be found on  Some of the events taking place throughout the week include photography exhibitions, health & wellbeing seminars, film screenings and live concerts.

The aim of the week is to highlight the positive work carried out by Dublin City Council and other agencies to promote social inclusion, integration and diversity in our city.  The week’s events are organised by Dublin City Council’s Housing and Community Services Department working collaboratively with a range of delivery partners.

More information about the week is available from