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About Invasion

From the producers of “Toys 4 Big Boys”

Imagine, you’ve just walked onto a film set and you’re surrounded by Jabba the hutt, Yoda, a Jedi Academy,  R2D2, Actors from the Star Wars movies, Stormtroopers, and even the great dark lord Darth Vader himself.

At Invasion Dublin, starring Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Kenny Baker (R2D2), Tim Dry(J’Quille) and Sean Crawford (Yakface), you don’t need to imagine, you’re already there.

Described by the voice of Obi Wan Kenobi as “an amazing adventure into the world of Star Wars” and something “which is totally family friendly” Invasion Dublin is Ireland’s best celebration of all things Sci Fi.

Featuring life sized replica props and sets from the original and new trilogies, and costumed characters so lifelike that even David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) commented were even better than the original. The Emerald Garrison brings imagination to life in a way which amuses, informs, entertains and educates like no one else can.

That’s not all, with something for all the family, from face-painters, to Q&A sessions with actors and special guests, from Force Training for the kids (little kids that is, adults can’t be trusted with lightsabers!) to traders selling collectables and memorabilia, Invasion Dublin is now a fixture in the events calender not to be missed whether you’re a massive  fan or a complete newbie.

Join us on facebook, follow us on twitter and watch in awe as we bring your Sci Fi dreams to life.


The National Show Centre is located on the main Du­blin to Belfast road, a short distance from Du­blin Airport, the M50 and M1 motorways and Swords. Dublin city centre is 20 minutes away and Belfast is just a 2 hours drive. The venue is easily accessible and is well serviced by bus routes.

National Show Centre
Co Dublin

Opening Hours

Saturday 17th October 10am – 5pm

Sunday 18th October 10am – 5pm


Saturday | October 17th | 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm | Buy Now

Sunday | October 18th | 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm | Buy Now

Both sessions on both days will all include the same guests and the same features.

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Special Guests

Guests from the original movies

Peter Mayhew300
Peter Mayhew

One of THE iconic characters in Star Wars. Peter Mayhew (aka Chewbacca) has been in 4 of the original movies and also appears in "The Force Awakens". This will be Peter's first appearance at Invasion Dublin.

Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker, One of only 2 actors to have a role in all 6 Star Wars movies to date played the role of the iconic R2D2. A hero to Star Wars fans around the world. Kenny returns to Dublin to meet fans and participate at Invasion this year for the last time before his retirement.

Sean Crawford

Sean Crawford studied mime in London and Paris in the late 70's, creating his own style of abstract technical mime movement. His first success came with 'Plastic Jo' an 80's dance craze. He went on to produce shows and and played roles in Return of the Jedi as "Yak face".

Tim Dry
Tim Dry
J’Quille | Mon Calamari Officer

Tim Dry played J'Quille - Whiphid and a Mon Calamari Officer in Star Wars Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi. He also played The Alien in the cult Horror / Sci Fi movie XTRO. Like Sean, Tim studied Mime and Physical Theatre for four years and created Tic and Toc with Sean.

The Emerald Garrison

The Emerald Garrison is an “Award Winning” Star Wars costuming club that brings together enthusiasts from all over the world

Based in both Northern and the Republic of Ireland, our professionalism and dedication to costuming has brought us to some of the largest events throughout the UK and Ireland, including Invasion Belfast, Invasion Dublin, Toys 4 Big Boys, Star Wars in Concert and the Download music festival being just some of them!

Stay up to date with all our upcoming troops and events, check out some of our life-size props, our patches, club senators and much more.

Emerald Garrison

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From retailing to brand awareness, there are lots of opportunities to take part at Invasion Dublin.

Email us at info@invasion.ie to find out more.


Invasion Dublin supports the work done by Irish Autism Action.

Irish Autism Action is a young dynamic, innovative and passionate organisation formed in 2001 which is bringing positive change into the lives of those affected by autism. The range of services which Irish Autism Action provides includes awareness raising, early detection diagnosis, education support, advocacy, counselling, helpline, home based support, transition planning, social housing, research information and advice for families upon receiving diagnosis.

Irish Autism Action is an umbrella organisation with over 40 member groups and also individual members. Our members range from the 13 Special Schools for Children with Autism to local support groups and are located in practically every county in Ireland. We have set up Ireland’s first National Diagnostic and Assessment Centre known as Solas which is based in Dublin. In April 2009 we launched our National Autism Helpline which is operated by parents. It is Ireland’s first autism helpline which provides impartial and confidential information, advice and support for people with an autistic spectrum disorder, their families and professionals.

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For ticketing queries:

Tickets.ie | office@tickets.ie | 0818 333 231 (office hours)

For commercial / press queries:

Craig | craig@invasion.ie | 01 9055879

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