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Events in Dublin

The following Bealtaine events are running in this county:

Arts / Culture / Heritage

Architecture Tours Ireland

8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Architecture Tours Ireland
Explore landmark buildings and places through lively and informative walks from Architecture Tours Ireland
16th
Discover how Georgian residences are being adapted to modern lifestyles and juxtaposed with modern infill buildings. At 11.00 am . Meeting Point: Suffolk Street, Outside Information Office . Booking in advance required.
Georgian Dublin - 10 % Special Offer
30th
Architectural walking tour starting from Custom House Quay. At 11.00 am. Meeting point Custom House. Booking in advance required
Dublin Docklands - 10 % offers
Sonila
+353 (01) 6761703

axis Ballymun

Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9
'A Festival within a Festival'
There will be performances of events happening each week in May so there will be something for everyone, including the return of the Group Exhibition.
Group Art Exhibition. Early May - Date to be confirmed.
axis Gallery
9th
The Man in the Woman’s Shoes. It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man in The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks the 5 miles from his wee white cottage to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way. "Today is beginning to feel very special and I've no idea why". It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, The Man in The woman’s Shoes, will leave you uplifted and in love with life again. "I think none of us is old, me heart has never been old ..." The show was written by and stars Mikel Murfi. The Man In The Woman's Shoes was developed with Sligo County Council Arts Service and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of Bealtaine 2012. At 1pm. Tickets €10
axis Ballymun
18th
National Drawing Day: Drawing Trail
Central Library (ILAC), Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, The LAB
26th
Dawn Chorus
Various venues
27th
THE SAPPHIRES is the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Film starts at 2.30pm
axis Ballymun
28th
CoisCeim Performance
axis Ballymun
29th - 30th
'Forgotten' by Fishamble and Pat Kinevane (29th and 30th May)
axis Ballymun
31st
CoisCeim Performance
Irish Film Institute
Niamh Fitzpatrick
+353 (01) 8832123

Ballet with Eileen

c/o The Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
Ladies Ballet Classes for Beginners with Eileen Farrell
Ladies Ballet Classes for beginners with Eileen Farrell.
7th - 28th
Ladies Ballet Classes - This gentle form of exercise for beginners is graceful, slow, painless and most enjoyable. Every Tuesday in May from 11am - 12 noon. Booking essential on 087 9614933. Classes are free.
The Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Eileen Farrell
+353 (087) 9614933

Ballinteer Male Voice Choir

Ballinteer, Co. Dublin
Ballinteer International Male Voice Choir Festival 2013 Gala Concert
Ballinteer International Male Voice Choir Festival 2013 Gala Concert
25th
Ballinteer International Male Voice Choir Festival 2013 Gala Concert. At 8pm
St. John the Evangelist Church Ballinteer
John O'Carroll
+353 (01) 4994203

Ballyroan Writers' Group

c/o Rick Quinn, 9 Knockcullen Rise, Knocklyon, Dublin 16
Ballyroan Rhyme And Reason
The event will be a live version of the Dublin South FM Radio Programme - 'Rhyme and Reason'. Members of the Ballyroan Writers' Group will be interviewed and will be asked to read a piece of their writing and play a record of their choice. The presenter of the programme will be the well-known poet and writer, Helen Dwyer, who presents the radio programme 'Rhyme and Reason'. The event will be recorded before a live audience in the Halla Mór and broadcast at a later date.
23rd
Ballyroan Rhyme and Reason - will be held, with the kind permission of Mr Brian Crowley, Curator of the Pearse Museum, and the OPW.
Pearse Museum, St Enda''s Park, Rathfarnham
1st - 31st
Panels displaying writings by Ballyroan Writers - memoirs,stories and poems - will be exhibited in the museum during the festival
Pearse Museum, St. Enda's Park, Rathfarnham
Rick Quinn
+353 (01) 4941448

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

78 Grafton Stree, Dublin 2.
'Break A Leg'
In 'Break a Leg' Peter Sheridan tells the story of his life from his early teens throught to adulthood and his dicision to move the USA. Along the way Peter grows up, explores his sexuality, finds love and has children, makes theatre, gains and loses friends and writes openly, honestly and movingly about his experiences.
April 29th - May 25th 'Break a Leg' - by Peter Sheridan is an insightful work which touches the wider culture and politics of Ireland in 1960s and 1970s. Opens April 30th (preview 29th). Mon-Sat at 1.10pm (doors open at 12.50pm). Tickets: Low-price Monday €8, Tues - Thurs €10. Frid - Sat €12. Light Lunch available €4.
Bewley's Cafe Theatre.
Bewley's Cafe Theatre.
+353 (086) 8784001

Blow the Dust Off Your Trumpet Orchestra at the National Concert Hall

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Blow the Dust Viennese Concert
Join the Blow the Dust Off Your Trumpet Orchestra this May for an evening concert of Viennese favourites! The concert marks the fourth anniversary of this inspiring group of musicians and is a Bealtaine Festival 2013 event, celebrating creativity as we age.
30th
Blow the Dust Viennese Concert. At 6pm.
Main Auditorium, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Fiona Crosbie (Orchestra Manager)
+353 (085) 8421624

Carnation Theatre

16 New Ireland Road, Rialto, Dublin 8
Hurl! and Music Hall!
Carnation Theatre is offering two exciting new plays specially conceived for the libraries, active retired, community groups, nursing homes and other care settings. Hurl! is set in the competitive inter-county camogie, hurling and football world. Arthur, 59,  desperately wants to make the over 60's county team. Kathleen, 55, his long suffering girlfriend is tired of waiting for her day out.  Why should she wait? She's a World Camogie Champion, three years running with other interested parties snapping at her heels. Featuring late romance, live music, card trickery and killer bingo technique, we invite you to take up your proverbial hurls and wave, sing, even play along! For the West and South, we are offering Music Hall! The year is 1916, the location, The Tivoli, a renowned music hall of the time. Enter Jeremiah Styles who meets and falls in love with Sarah, seamstress, triplet and part of a famous Music Hall Act. This fabulous show is a celebration of a turbulent time as well as remembering the old wives tales, piseogs and home cures of the day. Puppets, a colourful set and all the music of the era provide a fantastic trip down memory lane.
1st - 31st
Carnation Theatre will be performing in libraries, community centres and in care centres countrywide throughout May.
Countrywide
Mairead Devlin
+353 (086) 8362820

Chester Beatty Library

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Create your Artistic Responses to 'Chester Beatty: the Paintings' Exhibition
Join artists Lorraine Lawlor and Anna Kadzik-Bartoszewska to create your artistic responses to the 'Chester Beatty: the Paintings' exhibition and this year's Bealtaine theme 'Grow Happy'. Limited to 10 participants. Free. Booking required.
17th - 18th
Bealtaine Festival Painting Workshop from 10am - 4pm
Chester Beatty Library
Justyna Chmielewska
+353 (01) 4070772

CINE-CAFE/PictureShow

4 Dunville Court, Dunville Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
Older?...Wiser!
A free screening of a programme of short films, all selected to suit the overall theme of Bealtaine, namely the 'celebration of creativity as we age'.
1st - 31st
All films shown will significantly involve older people. For example, some or all of the principal cast and/or crew may be older people; or the script may have been written by an older person; or the film's director or producer might have been an older person. The films chosen will also serve to showcase contemporary Irish filmmaking. Screenings will be at various venues open to the public e.g.: in arts centres, community centres, cafes and hotel lounges. Contact Howard for times, dates and venues.
Ranelagh House, Ranelagh main street
Howard Linnane
+353 (085) 1058848

Civic Theatre

Tallaght, Dublin 24
Bealtaine Fridays @ Civic Theatre
A selection of theatre and dance each Friday during the month of May at reduced prices as part of the Bealtaine Festival.
3rd
Tuesdays with Morrie: Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. It is a heartwarming exploration of friendship and life. It will make you cry, think, feel but above all it will make you laugh. At 8pm, tickets €10 subject to availability.
Main Auditorium @ Civic Theatre
10th
Irish National Youth Ballet with the Orchestra of INYB presents Sleeping Beauty Suite; Oklahoma; & The Princess Iolanthe. At 12 noon, tickets €8 subject to availability.
Main Auditorium @ Civic Theatre
17th
The Factory Girls: Frank McGuinness first came to prominence with his play The Factory Girls, first produced in The Abbey Theatre, Dublin. The Factory Girls tells the story of five women facing the threat of redundancy, who stage a lock-in in a shirt factory in Co. Donegal when faced with losing their jobs. The women characters are five strong and independent women: Ellen, Una, Vera, Rosemary and Rebecca who take on the boss and the union. Described as a truly realistic play filled with humour, charm, fine acting and staging; these "girls" may never get back their jobs, but their brief adventure has brought each of them the insight that will give them the courage to soldier on. At 8pm, tickets €10 subject to availability.
Main Auditorium @ Civic Theatre
Niamh Byrne
+353 (01) 4627477

CoisCeim Broadreach and Dublin City Council Arts , Sport & Leisure and Community & Enterprise Sections.

14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1.
DANCE ACROSS DUBLIN
DANCE ACROSS DUBLIN is a dance theatre performance presented by an ensemble cast of dancers aged 50+. The piece draws inspiration from Dublin communities - the characters, the people. The setting is a dance in which the characters vie fom space and attention. As they weave between each other in a rich and colourful choreography, a dark figure enters threatening to cut the event and tear everything to shreads.....Dance Across Dublin is a partnership project between CoisCéim Broadreach and Dublin City Council Arts, Sport & Leisure and Community & Enterprise Sections.
25th
DANCE ACROSS DUBLIN - Performance
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
28th
DANCE ACROSS DUBLIN - Performance
axis: Ballymun, Main St., Dublin 9.
31st
DANCE ACROSS DUBLIN - Performance
Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
June 4th: DANCE ACROSS DUBLIN - Performance
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Philippa Donnellan.
+353 (01) 8780558

Debbie Paul Gallery

1 Cow's Lane, Old City, Dublin 8
Contemporary Jewellery in Ireland
Alex Ward from the National Museum of Ireland will join Debbie Paul, together they will talk about contemporary jewellery in Ireland. Ward will give an insight into the Museum's collection and Paul will talk about how this art practice is approached from an individuals perspective. The talk will be interactive and informal: duration 40 mins: there is no charge, but pre-booking is required (capacity 20 people).
30th
Talk on Contemporary Jewellery in Ireland. At 11am
Debbie Paul Gallery, 1 Cow's Lane, Old City, Dublin 8
Debbie Paul
+353 (01) 6751814

Draíocht

Blanchardstown Town Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
The Man in the Woman’s Shoes
It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man in The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks the 5 miles from his wee white cottage to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way. "Today is beginning to feel very special and I've no idea why". It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, The Man in The woman’s Shoes, will leave you uplifted and in love with life again. "I think none of us is old, me heart has never been old ..." The show was written by and stars Mikel Murfi. The Man In The Woman's Shoes was developed with Sligo County Council Arts Service and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of Bealtaine 2012.
17th - 18th
The Man in the Woman’s Shoes. At 8.15pm on Friday, 17th and Saturday 18th May. Tickets €16/12 concession, €10(OAP) - free to book by phone or in person - online booking charge €1 per ticket.
Draíocht
Draíocht
+353 (01) 8852622

Dublin City Council Arts Office

The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1
A Variety of Creative Events Across Dublin City
There will be a range of workshops, performances of events across Dublin city across a variety of arts forms including music; dance and film in various venues.
9th
The Man in the Woman’s Shoes. It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man in The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks the 5 miles from his wee white cottage to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way. "Today is beginning to feel very special and I've no idea why". It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, The Man in The woman’s Shoes, will leave you uplifted and in love with life again. "I think none of us is old, me heart has never been old ..." The show was written by and stars Mikel Murfi. The Man In The Woman's Shoes was developed with Sligo County Council Arts Service and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of Bealtaine 2012. At 1pm. €10.
axis Ballymun
18th
National Drawing Day: Drawing Trail
Central Library (Ilac), Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, The LAB
26th
Dawn Chorus
Various Venues
27th
Film @ The Pictures
axis Ballymun
28th
CoisCeim Performance
axis Ballymun
29th - 30th
'Forgotten' by Fishamble and Pat Kinevane (29th and 30th May)
axis Ballymun
31st
CoisCeim Performance
Irish Film Institute
Niamh Fitzpatrick
+353 (01) 8832123

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Charlemont House, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Celebrate Bealtaine at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is celebrating Bealtaine with a variety of events including lectures, Sunday sketching for all ages, public tours, film screenings, art workshops for all ages, a culture trail for the whole family, a dance theatre performance 'Dance Across Dublin', painting classes and also will be marking Bealtaine & International Workers Day by creating an exotic summer garden.
1st
To mark Bealtaine and International Workers Day, this workshop will create an exotic summer garden full of paper blooms and reflect upon the history of May Day. This will remain on exhibition for the month of May. With artist Kitty Rogers. Booking essential and numbers limited: 11am - 12.30pm: €10
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
1st - 29th
Coffee Lectures: Every Wednesday in May at 11am: €5 (includes a cup of coffee/tea): 1st May: 'Dockers', c1933-34, Maurice McGonigal: Lecturer - Tony Suttle. 8th May: 'There is No Night', 1949, Jack B Yeats: Lecturer - Olive Knox. 15th May: 'Evening, Achill', 1912-19, Grace Henry: Lecturer - Ciarán Woods. 22nd May: 'The Eve of St Agnes', 1924, Harry Clarke: Lecturer - Ann Minehane Armstrong. 29th May: 'Fashion in Les Parapluies', 1881-86, Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Lecturer - Emma O'Toole.
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
4th - 25th
Art Workshops: On Sat 4th May: 3.30pm - 4.30pm,'Mythical Magical Island' an art workshop for 5+ year olds with artist Janine Davidson: €5: Grandparents go free to this special Bealtaine workshop! On Saturday 25th May 3.30pm - 4.30pm: Art Workshop for all ages €5: 'Unbelievable Umbrellas! Les Parapluies' art workshop for all ages with artist Kitty Rogers. Grandparents go free to this special Bealtaine workshop!
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
5th - 26th
Sunday Sketching for all ages, 3pm - 4 pm: FREE. 5th May - Francis Bacon's Studio. 12th May - Memories and Stories. 19th May - Catching the Musical Mood. 26th May - Faces and Ages.
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
5th - 26th
Public Lectures, FREE. On Sunday 5th May at 3pm Sean Scully, 'Breaking Doric Down': Lecturer - Dr Kelly Grosvier. On Tuesday 7th and Tuesday 21st May at 11am 'Insights into Conservation' with Jane McCree, Head of Conservation. On Tuesday 14th May at 11am: 'Impressionism' with Dr Margarita Cappock, Head of Collections. On Sunday 26th May at 3pm 'Les Parapluies, Pierre-Auguste Renoir' with Dr Margarita Cappock, Head of Collections.
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
12th - 28th
Public Tours, FREE. On Sunday 12th May at 3pm: Tour of Francis Bacon Archive and Books with Sarah Allen. On Tuesday 28th May at 11am: Architecture Tour of Charlemont House with Elizabeth Wilms
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
19th
Film Screening: 'Art in the Making: Impressionism', FREE, at 3pm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
18th
National Drawing Day, Art Workshops for all ages, FREE: 11am - 1pm 'Drawing Workshop' with artists Joe Coveney and Mary Noonan. 3pm - 4pm 'Tape Drawing' with artist Aoife Flynn. This year we have also joined forces with the Central Library (ILAC) and Dublin City Council Arts Office the LAB, to create a Culture Trail. Pick up a worksheet from any of the three venues and wander with family, young and old, through the streets of Dublin to the next venue, taking in the buildings, street art and history. There will be drawing stations in each of the venues for you to draw what you have seen or even the building you are in!
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane & Central Library (ILAC) & Dublin City Council Arts Office at The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1
25th
'DANCE ACROSS DUBLIN': A partnership project between CoisCéim Broadreach and Dublin City Council Arts, Sport & Leisure and Community & Enterprise Sections, a dance theatre performance presented by an ensemble cast of dancers aged 50+. The piece draws inspiration from Dublin communities - the characters, the people. FREE, at 3pm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
2nd - 30th
Bealtaine Painting Classes: Thursdays, 10.30am - 12 noon: €20 per class. To book classes or for more information please contact the education department on 01 2225553/8. On 2nd May: 'William Leech and Walter Osborne' led by artist Mary Noonan. On 9th May: 'Sean Scully Patchwork Workshop' led by artist Ashleigh Downey. On 16th May 'Mainie Jellett and Evie Hone' led by artist Michelle Browne. On 23rd May 'Paul Henry and Mary Swanzy' led by artist Beth O'Halloran. On 30th May 'Jack B. Yeats and Sean Keating' led by artist Peter Burns.
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Síle McNulty-Goodwin
+353 (01) 2225558

Dublinia

St Michael's Hill, Christ Church, Dublin 8
Tea, Talk, and Things from the Past.
Touch and see items from the Viking and Medieval period including artefacts, clothing and much more. On the 2nd/16th and 30th of May at 11.30am. Pre-booking required.
Tea, Talk and Things from the Past. On on the 2nd/16th and 30th of May at 11.30am. Pre-booking required.
Dublinia
Mary-Therese Byrne
+353 (01) 6794611

Education and Outreach Department, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Be Inspired by your National Museum!
Try your hand at the beautiful art of calligraphy, examine ancient amber fossils and join us for a film to discover some of the treasures from Irish bogs!
10th
Film Screening: Treasures from the Bog 1-2pm. Join us for a screening of this fascinating documentary and learn more about the discovery and conservation of the Faddan More Psalter, an 8th century manuscript found in a bog. No booking required. Not wheelchair accessible.
Viking AV Room, first floor, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Kildare Street, D2.
14th - 17th
Become a Scribe Workshop! From 10.30-1pm. Join expert calligrapher Tim O’Neill for a four day introduction to calligraphy workshop, using the 8th century Faddan More Psalter manuscript as inspiration. Beginners are welcome and materials will be supplied Limited to 15. Booking is essential. Attendance on all four mornings is required. Contact the Education Department at 01 64 86 332. Not wheelchair accessible.
Learning Resource Room, first floor, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Kildare Street, D2.
18th
Ancient Amber Workshop: From 2-4pm. Amber or fossilized tree resin, has been treasured by people in Ireland for thousands of years. Join Matthew Parkes, National Museum Geologist for a bead making workshop using real amber and learn more about how people used it throughout the ages! Limited to 15. Booking is essential. Contact the Education Department at 01 64 86 332 or email mjfitzsimons@museum.ie. Not wheelchair accessible.
Learning Resource Room, first floor, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Kildare Street, D2.
Mary-Jane Fitzsimons
+353 (01) 6486332

First Friday Film Club

Christchurch, Rathgar Road, Dublin 6
Bealtaine Film Tour 2013
Nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups. The main film choice - THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film.
3rd
THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At 2pm
First Friday Film Club
First Friday Film Club
+353 (087) 7949938

Gaiety School of Acting.

Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Special Workshops for Bealtaine
The Gaiety School of Acting has tailored workshops specially for Bealtaine and for a special price. Workshops include: Telling Our Story; Creative Drama; Active Drama.
7th
Telling Our Story: Storytelling throughout the community, emphasizes the importance of storytelling as a method of transmitting culture. The program in Storytelling is designed for persons with an interest in the techniques, theories, and literature associated with ancient and modern art of story telling. Participants learn to research tales, develop tale-related activities, and perform stories. The skills involved in mastering the art of storytelling are discussed with the aim of developing the participants'compentency in this oral tradition. They will encounter a wide variety of stories from many different cultures, learn to identify resources for finding stories, develop skills in telling stories with ease and be encouraged to develop their own personal style of storytelling through workshop exercises. Workshop cost: Special Bealtaine Rate €50. From 10am-5pm.
The Gaiety School of Acting.
8th
Creative Drama Workshops: Do you feel that there's a more creative you waiting to be revealed? This workshop seeks to unlock that creativity. Through the practical approach of drama, art and writing exercises, the course builds confidence in creativity and members of the group will be encouraged to start to view their everday experience in new and creative ways. These sessions are tailor made to meet the needs of a group and are designed for festival group to have fun and learn a new skill. Workshop cost: Special Bealtaine Rate €50. From 10am-5pm.
The Gaiety School of Acting.
12th
The Active Drama Group: The workshop will focus on drama tecniques, development skills through improvisation, devising, storytelling and working in text. No previous experience is required, and all skill levels and backgrounds are wecome; the emphasis is on spending the day creatively with like-minded people to engage with drama and reflect your world. Workshop cost: Special Bealtaine Rate €50 From 10am-5pm.
The Gaiety School of Acting.
Anna Kadzik-Bartoszewska
+353 (01) 6799277

Gallery of Photography

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Family Album Photography Scanning Events
“Gallery of Photography is inviting people to contribute their family album photographs to a new democratic archive gathering photographs of “The Irish”. We are inviting Irish people – wherever they live – to share their old family photographs. We are specifically looking for photographs that capture important events from private family histories and/or family photographs that depict public histories and events. In partnership with Bealtaine Festival and key organisations nationwide, the Gallery invites older people to bring their important family album photos (max 8) to one of our Family Album Photography Scanning Events. At these events the photographs will be scanned and the details recorded. Originals will be returned to the contributors immediately and digital copies will be available by email. The archive will be shared publicly through a designated project website and presented at a series of special indoor and outdoor projections during 2013. This project is supported by the Arts Council”
3rd
Family Album Photography Scanning Event: Contact: Trish Lambe, Curator, Gallery of Photography on 01 6714654
Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin.
13th
Family Album Photography Scanning Event: Contact: Dr Dominique Bouchard, Curator of Education and Outreach, The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick on 061 312833
The Hunt Museum, Limerick
17th
Family Album Photography Scanning Event: Contact: Shirley Clerkin, The Heritage Office, The Market House, Monaghan on 047 73722
The Heritage Office, The Market House, Monaghan
Trish Lambe
+353 (01) 6714654

Glasnevin Museum

Glasnevin Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11
Bealtaine at Glasnevin
Literary tour, Glasnevin Cemetery. Seniors are invited to experience the literary tour at Glasnevin Cemetery. Explore the graves of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Brendan Behan, James Clarence Mangan, John Keegan Casey, Dora Sigerson Shorter, Maude Gonne, James Larkin, John O’Leary and Zozimus. The tour will feature poems and writings said by or about these great cultural and literary figures that all made Glasnevin Cemetery their final resting place. Visitors will be given the opportunity to choose from a list of figures that they will meet on the tour to take away with them and create their own poem or recite an existing poem or story. Then the participants are invited back in two weeks time to present their poem or interpretation at the figure's grave.
5th - 19th
First visit: Sunday 5 May at 1pm. Second visit: Sunday 19 May at 1pm Cost is €7 per person. Advance Booking is required.
Glasnevin Museum
Megan Eves
+353 (01) 8826550

Instituto Cervantes Dublin

Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2
Spanish Film Screening
Screening of two films, a fiction comedy and a documentary, which depict older people from a very positive point of view. The films will be subtitled in English
16th
'Born to Suffer' (Miguel Albaladejo, 2009) 6pm
Instituto Cervantes
29th
'The swinging doll' (David Moncasi, 2007) 6pm
Instituto Cervantes
Lola Rodriguez Camacho
+353 (01) 6311533

Irish Film Institute

6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Bealtaine Film Tour 2013
Nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups. This year's Film Tour includes two films: •The main film choice - THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Also the classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson.
April 24th - THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At 11am
Irish Film Institute
April 26th THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At 11am
Irish Film Institute
Irish Film Institute
+353 (01) 6793477

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Bealtaine: What's on at IMMA May 2013
The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) welcomes the Bealtaine audience to our galleries at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, and Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, and to a variety of events in May, such as tours, talks and workshops. The events are in association with the Museum’s exhibition programme which includes Analysing Cubism, until 19 May at IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and Tino Seghal: This Situation, until 30 May, and I knOw yoU, until 1 September, at IMMA @ NCH Earlsfort Terrace
Public tours of exhibitions: Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays/Sundays 2.30pm, and Saturdays 12noon & 4.00pm. No booking required.
IMMA @ NCH Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, and IMMA, Royal Hospital, Dublin 8
Pre-booked exhibition tours for specific groups: Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 10.00am, 11.45am & 4.00pm, and Wednesdays 11.45am & 4.00pm. Booking required online please at www.imma.ie, email edcommbooking@imma.ie, or tel 6129918. Tours can be booked for Analysing cubisim (RKH) up to 19th May and I know you (EFT) all of May. If possible, tours should be booked at least three weeks in advance of the intended visit. If you have difficulty meeting this requirement please tel 6129918 or email edcommbooking@imma.ie.
IMMA, Royal Hospital, Dublin 8 and IMMA @ NCH Earlsfort Terrace
3rd
Talk: Artist Response at RHK| Mark Joyce, Friday 3 May, 1.00pm. Booking required online please at www.imma.ie, email edcommbooking@imma.ie, or tel 6129918
IMMA, Royal Hospital, Dublin 8
18th
Gallery Talk: Dr Riann Coulter, Saturday 18 May at 1.00pm. Booking required online please at www.imma.ie, email edcommbooking@imma.ie or tel 6129918
IMMA, Royal Hospital, Dublin 8
Block of gallery/studio sessions, 3, 10, 17 & 24 May, 10.00am-12.30pm, combining facilitated exhibition tours, discussions, and art making. No booking required.
IMMA @ NCH Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Helen Gilsenan
+353 (01) 6129918

Irish Writers' Centre

19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
"That's My Experience" Age, Wisdom & New Writing
In keeping with theme of this year's festival, the Irish Writers' Centre will celebrate "growth, spring and positivity by focusing on the emergence of new work from older people. We want to showcase new writing as well as new writers engaging with contemporary issues from a perspective of accumulated wisdom and experience These issues may include the economy (the "Boom-Bust Cycle"), ageing and health. Such voices of experiences provide the entire community with a deep insight and greater perspective in addressing the challenges we find ourselves facing today.
9th
'That's My Experience' Age, Wisdom and New Writing from older people.
Irish Writers' Centre,
Fergal O' Reilly
+353 (01) 8721302

Mill Theatre Dundrum

Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16
Group Exhibition in Mill Gallery
“Grow Happy” Group Exhibition Exhibition by Older Artists in conjunction with Bealtaine at THE MILL THEATRE GALLERY Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16 The Mill Theatre Gallery will hold a group exhibition by artists aged 55+ living in the South Dublin Area during May-June 2013. Run in conjunction with this year’s Bealtaine Festival. Bealtaine is co-ordinated by Age & Opportunity, the Irish national organisation working to promote greater participation by older people in society. May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age! Over 120,000 people now take part in Bealtaine. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists. The theme for the 2013 festival is ‘Grow Happy’ – a call to celebrate growth, spring and positivity for ourselves and our communities. Please contact Aoife for submission information – aoife@milltheatre.ie / 012969340 Or download a form from our website.
May 1st - June 30th: Group Exhibition by Older Artists in Mill Theatre Gallery
Mill Theatre Dundrum
Aoife O'Toole
+353 (01) 2969340

National Centre for Arts and Health

Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24
'Through the Lens' Arts and Health Film Festival
The National Centre for Arts and Health and Rua Red Arts are delighted to announce the return of Through the Lens, Ireland’s only Arts and Health Film Festival. The festival began in 2011 and returns in 2013 for a special season of films aimed at medical professionals, students, service users, artists, filmmakers and the general public interested in discussing and challenging perceptions of older age and how it is represented within film. Each event in the festival will include refreshments, a screening followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with medical professionals and service users from Tallaght Hospital. This initiative builds on significant work at both the hospital and arts centre in terms of arts and health. The aim is to focus on the theme of older age during the month of May, as part of the Bealtaine festival, and to open debate about how the films portray older age from a variety of perspectives.
21st
The Iron Lady - A film which expores the life of Margaret Thatcher and her experience of dementia. 11am
Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght
25th
Up - A film screening for kids, followed by art workshop for children and their parents, exploring older age. 11am
Rua Red Arts Centre
27th
The Intouchables - a delightful film which explores the relationship between a disabled man and his personal carer. 6pm
Rua Red Arts Centre
29th
Brain Freeze - a film of stand up comedian John Kawie and his experience of having a stroke. 1pm
Tallaght Hospital Education Centre
Esther Nyambura
+353 (01) 4142076

National Gallery of Ireland

Clare Street, Dublin 2
National Gallery of Ireland Bealtaine Events
The National Gallery of Ireland holds events for older people year-round. Join us during the Bealtaine festival for free talks, workshops and tours.
8th
Music, Movement and Paintings Join musician and broadcaster Ted Courtney as he opens your eyes and ears to the connections between music and painting. Free, no booking required, at 3pm.
National Gallery of Ireland Lecture Theatre
15th
Life Drawing Workshop Get creative with artist Valerie Moffat for this life drawing workshop. It's free and no booking is required. Places are limited to 25 on a first come, first served basis. All materials are provided. At 3pm.
National Gallery of Ireland Room 17
18th
Nationwide Drawing Day The National Gallery of Ireland will be leading the Nationwide Drawing Day with a drawing session for adults. The event is open to beginners and improvers, and with lots of artists and tutors to assist you, promises to be a fun way to learn more about drawing. This event is free and no bookign is required. Some materials are provided. From 11am to 1pm.
National Gallery of Ireland
6th
Bealtaine Tour: Join one of our Art Historian guides on a tour of the highlights of the National Gallery of Ireland's collection. Tours begin at 2pm and are limited to 15 people on a first come, first served basis.
National Gallery of Ireland
13th
Bealtaine Tour: Join one of our Art Historian guides on a tour of the highlights of the National Gallery of Ireland's collection. Tours begin at 2pm and are limited to 15 people on a first come, first served basis.
National Gallery of Ireland
20th
Bealtaine Tour: Join one of our Art Historian guides on a tour of the highlights of the National Gallery of Ireland's collection. Tours begin at 2pm and are limited to 15 people on a first come, first served basis.
National Gallery of Ireland
27th
Bealtaine Tour: Join one of our Art Historian guides on a tour of the highlights of the National Gallery of Ireland's collection. Tours begin at 2pm and are limited to 15 people on a first come, first served basis.
National Gallery of Ireland
Dr Marie Bourke
+353 (01) 6633504

National Library of Ireland

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Bealtaine at the National Library of Ireland
Join us at the National Library this Bealtaine for a varied programme of events including memoir writing, conservation and the opportunity to have memorabilia associated with the visit of John F Kennedy to Ireland digitized and added to an online archive.
9th
Afternoon Delights: Enjoy a tour of the exhibition on the life and works of William Butler Yeats followed by afternoon tea in the Joly café
National Library of Ireland
13th
Memories into Memoir Lecture with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook. An interactive in-depth lecture and discussion on Memoir Writing and how to weave family history into your story.
National Library of Ireland
Learn to use the NLI: Ever wondered how to use the NLI? Join us for this introduction where we will show you how to get a Reader’s ticket, how to search our catalogues, how to order material and much more. On Thursday, May 16th at 11am and again on Monday, May 20th at 2.30 pm. All welcome. Booking not required.
National Library of Ireland
23rd
Caring for your Collection: Conservation workshop Join one of the library’s conservators for this workshop on caring for your paper-based collections. Aimed at the amateur collector/family historian, this is an opportunity to share and discuss issues around conservation and to learn how best to look after your own collection
National Library of Ireland
30th
Sharing memories of the John F Kennedy visit to Ireland. We invite you to share your memorabilia of the visit of John F Kennedy to Ireland. We will scan and ‘pin’ the images, along with your memory of the event to the John F Kennedy visit to Ireland channel on Historypin, an online history and map site. All items are returned after scanning. This event will take place in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday 30th May from 10am – 4pm. Please indicate your interest in this event by making an advance booking ; learning@nli.ie
National Library of Ireland
15th
Poetry Reading and Poetry Writing Workshop: Join Australian poets, Diane Fahey and Ali Cobby Eckermann for a poetry reading at 1.10 - 2pm Diane and Ali will host a poetry writing workshop from 2.30 – 3.45 Diane's poetry features both distinctively Australian, and European settings and preoccupations. She has written individual poetry collections on Greek myths, fairy tales, and insects. The poetry of place and nature writing, with a special emphasis on birds are abiding creative concerns. Diane has been chosen, along with Ali Cobby Eckermann, for the Australian Poetry International Tour to Ireland in 2013, funded by the Literature Board of the Australia Council. Ali Cobby Eckermann is a celebrated poet and writer. She has performed at prominent literary festivals in Australia and also overseas, including Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali in 2010 and Reaching the World Asia Pacific Summit in Bangkok in 2012 and has published poetry collections, verse novels and her poetic memoir, Too Afraid To Cry, is being released in 2013. All welcome. Booking not required.
National Library of Ireland
Brid O'Sullivan
+353 (01) 6030259

National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History

Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7
Babies on Board - May Day Traditions in Ireland
The Babies on Board Programme is for new parents, grandparents or minders. Normally it takes place on the last Thursday of every second month. There will be a special May Day event for parents and grandparents during the Bealtaine festival. Please see our Calendar of Events for details at www.museum.ie
30th
Babies on Board - May Day Traditions in Ireland. Welcome to Summer at the Museum! As part of the Bealtaine Festival, Babies on Board is all about Irish May Day traditions – this programme is for anyone with babies in tow, but grandparents are especially welcome during Bealtaine! Located in the AV Theatre. Booking required.
National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks
Bookings Department
+353 (01) 6486453

National Print Museum

National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4.
Bealtaine Festival: Reminiscence Evening at the National Print Museum
To celebrate the Bealtaine Festival 2013, the National Print Museum will host a reminiscence evening with the Museum’s valued volunteer active retired printers and typesetters and any letterpress, printing, oral history or Bealtaine enthusiast who wishes to attend. Hear the captivating memories of our volunteers’ time in the printing industry shared in an informal and relaxed setting and pose any unanswered questions you may have about the traditional craft of letterpress which our volunteers will endeavour to answer with plenty of intelligence, wit and charm.
23rd
Reminiscence Evening. Free Admission. Booking for this event is essential as seating capacity is limited. From 18.30pm - 20.30pm
National Print Museum
Gretta Halpin
+353 (01) 6603770

Pavilion Theatre

Marine Road, DunLaoghaire, Co Dublin
The Man in the Woman’s Shoes and Bealtaine Film Tour 2013
It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man in The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks the 5 miles from his wee white cottage to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way. "Today is beginning to feel very special and I've no idea why". It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, The Man in The woman’s Shoes, will leave you uplifted and in love with life again. "I think none of us is old, me heart has never been old ..." The show was written by and stars Mikel Murfi. The Man In The Woman's Shoes was developed with Sligo County Council Arts Service and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of Bealtaine 2012. Screening of 'The Sapphires' as part of the Bealtaine Film Tour 2013.
8th
The Man in the Woman’s Shoes. At 7.30pm. Tickets €5.
Pavilion Theatre
24th
Film screening: 'The Sapphires' at 8pm as part of the nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups.
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Pavilion Theatre
+353 (01) 2312929

Rathfarnham Castle (OPW)

Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Wandering Methods
Wandering Methods is a craft project that takes its time. Artists Maeve Clancy and Liz Nilsson have been working with a group in Rathfarnham Castle. Together, the group has been slowly learning new craft skills in depth, exploring different approaches and investing the time that is needed to make something beautiful for the Bealtaine festival. We have asked the participants to look to the things that they keep in their own lives, the things that hold a memory or mean something way beyond what an outsider could see. Through craft, the group are hoping to show those hidden meanings, to make what is secret into something that people can see and respond to when a public exhibition of the work opens in Rathfarnham Castle from May 16.
From May 16: Wandering Methods
Rathfarnham Castle
Catherine O'Connor
+353 (01) 4939462

Rathfarnham Theatre Group

Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Rathfarnham Revue
A drama presented by Rathfarnham Theatre Group
24th - 25th
Rathfarnham Revue. At 8p on May 24th and 25th
St Mary's Boys' National School, Grange Road, Rathfarnham
Ursula Kilfoyle
+353 (01) 4931948

Royal Irish Academy of Music

36 Westland Row, Dublin 2
Bealtaine Chamber Music Days
Morning, noon and night-time chamber music performances by students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. A chance to hear some of Ireland's finest emerging talents - the musical stars of tomorrow.
16th - 17th
Bealtaine Chamber Music Days: Admission Free.
Royal Irish Academy of Music:
17th
Morning, noon and night-time chamber music performances by students of the Academy - admission free
Royal Irish Academy of Music:
Ciara Higgins
+353 (01) 6325304

RUA RED, The South Dublin Arts Centre

Belgard Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Photo Walk
RUA RED is delighted to offer its first ever photo walk as part of Bealtaine.The guided walk will set off from RUA RED at 12pm and will take in Tallaght and its surroundings. Digital cameras will be provided and on returning to the centre, there will be a short workshop on how to edit and print off photos from a digital camera. There will then be a small exhibition in RUA RED afterwards showcasing the photos produced. Booking reccommended
20th
Come and join us for our first Over 55's Photo Walk this Bealtaine. The guided walk will set off from RUA RED at 12pm and will take in Tallaght and its surroundings. Digital cameras will be provided and on returning to the centre, there will be a short workshop on how to edit and print off photos from a digital camera. There will then be a small exhibition in RUA RED afterwards showcasing the photos produced. The following week, our over 55's Cinema Club will be screening Robot and Frank. Booking for both events is essential.
RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght. 12pm
28th
Robot and Frank Film Screening - 11.30am RUA RED In May, our over 55's Cinema Club will be screening Robot and Frank. 'In the near future, Frank is a retired catburglar living alone while his successful son, Hunter, tries to care for him from afar. Finally, Hunter gets him a robot caretaker, but Frank soon learns that it is as useful as a burglary aide. As Frank tries to restart his old profession, the uncomfortable realities of a changing world and his worsening dementia threaten to take beyond what any reboot can do for him.' Tea/Coffee and biscuits provided. Booking essential. At 11am.
RUA RED Arts Centre
Rebecca Fitzpatrick
+353 (01) 4515860

South Dublin County Council Community Services

County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Grow Happy - Its not life that makes us it is what we make of life!
Community Services Department are working in partnership with our Libraries in the delivery of a number of exciting events to celebrate Bealtaine in South Dublin County. It is an opportunity for people to make new friends and experience new challenges. It is a chance for the novice to discover a talent until then unseen and a chance for a long dormant skill to find a new outlet. We have devised a theme for each week to get people thinking and get involved in a programme of events. There will be a diverse range of activities taking place throughout the county in our parks, community centres and libraries. Our themes are Technology Week, Arts and Culture and Grow Happy.
1st
Opening Ceremony for Bealtaine Festival - Official launch by Mayor Cathal King
Tallaght Stadium
7th - 31st
IT Classes for all Levels - learn how to look up this year's Bealtaine events on www.bealtaine.com
County Library, Tallaght
14th
Craft Workshops - Learn a new Skill
Castletymon Library
16th
Craft Workshop - Find your hidden talent!
County Library, Tallaght
14th
Small Landscapes, Swell Times (facilitated by poet/fiction writer Eileen Casey) The workshop is based around the culture of tea drinking and how this simple ceremony is so important in our lives. In a relaxed, informal atmosphere, there will be an initial presentation about tea culture and how stories can be generated from this culture, both from personal experience and also, how the ‘taking of tea’ is so hugely important as an iconic event in our social, cultural and historical lives. The Workshop promises a sensual experience through tea tasting; together with exploring the shapes at the bottom of the cup (those small landscapes) which swell our imaginatives lives. From 2pm - 4pm.
County Library, Tallaght
21st
Reeling back the years in Tallaght Cinema
IMC Cinema Tallaght
16th
Dublin Deaf Choir - Gospel and Folk Music Performance
The Square Shopping Centre, Tallaght
22nd
Horticultural Workshop- Learn how to grow and plant your own fruit and vegetables
Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght
22nd
Come and enjoy a morning of how Grow Happy and keep yourself young, and open to new possibilities in your life.
County Library, Tallaght
Closing Ceremony for Bealtaine Festival including presentation of prizes by Mayor Cathal King for our Bealtaine Competition. Music, dance and refreshments
Tallaght Stadium
Maria Finn
+353 (086) 3803060

St.Agnes' CCMA (Community Centre for Music & the Arts)

Armagh Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Music in May
Low cost Music Lessons every Wednesday in May - Piano/keyboard, Guitar, Piano-accordian, bodhran & tin whistle.We hope to start a singing class this year.
Music lessons every Wednesday in May.
St.Agnes CCMA
29th
Open evening to showcase our music. We welcome all members of our community and the wider community to come, listen and partake in out music and view our new centre. At 6pm
St.Agnes CCMA
Caitriona Fagan
+353 (085) 8280183

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

FLOORONEGALLERY, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
'Cling'
Cling is a new installation by John Ryan. He will be exhibiting a large site specific installation alongside new studio work.
17th - 15th
John has created a large body of work that will consume the walls of the atrium. These works will act autonomously while at the same time conceptually and materially clinging to one another. Collectively they form one large work: Cling. John Ryan is an artist based in Pallas Projects in The Coombe. His work has been exhibited in Dublin and London. In August 2013 his work will feature in the University of Minnesota press publication Prismatic Ecologies: Ecotheory Beyond Green by literay theorist Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. FLOORONEGALLERY is a curatorial project by Temple Bar Gallery & Studios member Jim Ricks. Open by appointment only. Opening reception 6-8pm April 17th. Website http://www.jhnryn.com/
FLOORONEGALLERY

The Abbey Theatre

26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Backstage Tours, Discovering Text Workshop and Ticket Offers at The Abbey Theatre
The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre has been celebrating creativity since 1904. For more than a century, we have worked with artists and playwrights of every age and established lifelong working relationships with such theatre greats as Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Tom Kilroy and Bernard Farrell to name but a few. This year we are delighted to extend an invitation to attend a complimentatry backstage tour or to see a show for €10.
9th - 16th
Abbey Theatre Backstage Tour 9 & 16 May at 4pm. We have 20 complimentary places available - for more information, click on this website link: http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/your-visit/backstage/ The tour, spread across four floors, gives you an opportunity to visit parts of the Abbey that are usually off limits to the public. You will visit costume, hair and make-up and avail of the chance of a life time by setting foot upon the Abbey stage.
The Abbey Theatre
7th - 8th
€10 tickets for 'Drum Belly' at The Abbey Theatre on the 7th & 8th May. Why not attend the current production at the Abbey Theatre for only €10? It’s 1969. Man has just set foot on the moon. The streets of Brooklyn are tense. A shaky truce between an Irish gang and the Italian mafia must be upheld. Now $100,000 has gone missing and someone will have to pay. Call the box office on 01 8787222 to book your tickets.
The Abbey Theatre
June 6th - June 11th - €10 tickets for 'Shush' at The Abbey Theatre We'd love to invite you to previews of our summer production ‘Shush’; a new comedy from Elaine Murphy, the award winning writer of 'Little Gem'. It’s Breda’s birthday but life’s not been going according to plan of late. She’s in no mood to celebrate. Her friends however have other ideas. Homemade birthday cake and too many Bacardi’s later – it turns out Breda’s not the only one with problems! Join five Irish women with five different stories on a girl’s night in to remember. Call the box office on 01 8787222 to book your tickets
The Abbey Theatre
9th
Discovering Text Workshop: A practical text workshop on the Abbey Stage with Voice Director, Andrea Ainsworth. Discover the rhythms, language and imagery of great Irish writing. Using techniques from the studio and rehearsal room, you will discover how to bring the words of some of Ireland’s most remarkable writers to life in a way that is both challenging and playful. A text will be selected for the workshop from plays by writers including: Sean O’Casey, J.M. Synge, Marina Carr, Seamus Heaney, Tom Murphy, Brian Friel, Mark O’Rowe and Tom Kilroy. No experience is necessary.
The Abbey Theatre
Abbey Box Office
+353 (1) 8787222

The Macushla Dance Club.

Dancehouse, Foley Street, Dublin 1.
Macushla Dance
The Macushla Dance Club is running a series of dance classes for the over 50's, free of charge, every Thursday in May at Dancehouse in Foley St. Open to all levels of experience and mobility. The Macushla Dance Club provides free drop-in dance classes throughout the year for +50s. Newcomers always welcome. Classes are free and can be taken sitting and standing. No previous experience required. Dancehouse is wheelchair accessible. Tea, coffee and chat from 11.30am each Thursday. The Macushla Dance Club is supported by Dublin City Council and Dance Ireland.
2nd
Dance and Healthy Movement with Ailish Claffey, co-facilitator Macushla Dance Club, Dancehouse. From 12noon - 1pm.
Dancehouse, Foley St., Dublin 1
9th
'In the Mood' live music and dance with Rionach Ni Neill, founder Macushla Dance Club & musicians from Brian McCarthy Big Sound. From 12noon - 1pm
Dancehouse, Foley St., Dublin 1
16th
Line-dance themed class. From 12noon - 1pm
Dancehouse, Foley St., Dublin 1
23rd
Body Percussion class with Robert Connor, artist director Dance Theatre of Ireland.
Dancehouse, Foley St., Dublin 1
30th
Michael Jackson dance class with Robert Connor, artist director Dance Theatre of Ireland.
Dancehouse, Foley St., Dublin 1
Dr Rionach Ni Neil.
+353 (087) 4121775

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin
Bealtaine Festival 2013
Join us in celebrating creativity as we age, by taking part in our Bealtaine Festival 2013
13th
Bealtaine House Party Join us in celebrating creativity as we age with the first of our House Parties as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2013. Sing a song, play an instrument, tell a story, or just sit back and enjoy. There'll be music, fun & games, refreshments and more! All welcome!
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre
20th
Bealtaine House Party Join us in celebrating creativity as we age with the second of our House Parties as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2013. Sing a song, play an instrument, tell a story, or just sit back and enjoy. There'll be music, fun & games, refreshments and more! All welcome!
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre
27th
Bealtaine House Party Join us in celebrating creativity as we age with the third of our House Parties as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2013. Sing a song, play an instrument, tell a story, or just sit back and enjoy. There'll be music, fun & games, refreshments and more! All welcome!
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre
30th
THE SAPPHIRES is the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968.
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre
Shane Power
+353 (01) 8020898

Libraries

Dublin City Public Libraries

Cabra Bibliographic Centre, Navan Road, Dublin 7.
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Dublin City Public Libraries are delighted to contribute to the Bealtaine Festival programme again, and the theme ‘Grow Happy’ is close to our heart, with our emphasis on lifelong learning and engagement with the arts. Included in our extensive and varied programme are; talks on the history of the Theatre Royale, Mary Russell discusses her book about Syria, ‘Closing Time’ a new play from Ballymun writers, tips for the ‘mature gardener’, workshops on using social media, photographs from our Digital Archives, Art Exhibitions, a National Drawing Day event, and we will be participating again in the very popular Access Cinema's Bealtaine film tour (film titles and screening dates tbc). Truly, something for everyone.
1st - 31st
See individual entries for Dublin City Public Libraries
Libraries throughout the Dublin City Public Libraries network
Dublin City Public Libraries
+353 (01) 6744842

Dublin City Public Libraries - Ballyfermot Library

Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrate the Bealtaine Festival
Check out Bealtaine on facebook with 'What You Need to Know About Using Social Media' with Bríd McGrath (McGrath Barrett & Associates).
'What You Need to Know About Using Social Media' - check out Bealtaine on facebook. Date to be confirmed. Admission Free. Booking essential.
Ballyfermot Library
29th
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. Film starts at 3pm.
Ballyfermot Library
Ballyfermot Library
+353 (01) 6269324

Dublin City Public Libraries - Ballymun Library

Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrate the Bealtaine Festival
Check out Bealtaine on facebook with 'What You Need to Know About Using Social Media' with Bríd McGrath (McGrath Barrett & Associates).
'What You Need to Know About Using Social Media' - check out Bealtaine on facebook. Date to be confirmed. Admission Free. Booking essential.
Ballymun Library
15th
THE SAPPHIRES is the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968.
Ballymun Library
Ballymun Library
+353 (01) 8421890

Dublin City Public Libraries - Cabra Library

Cabra Bibliographic Centre, Navan Road, Dublin 7
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Bealtaine Film Tour 2013 - Nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups. This year's Film Tour includes two films: •The main film choice - THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Also the classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson.
14th
- THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At 1pm
Cabra Library
16th
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. At 1pm
Cabra Library
Cabra Library
+353 (01) 8691414

Dublin City Public Libraries - Central Library

ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrate the Bealtaine Festival
Join in the fun at our intergenerational and family drawing event on International Drawing Day; learn how to use social media and check out Bealtaine on facebook
18th
National Drawing Day. Admission Free.
Central Library, ILAC Centre
April 29th - 'What You Need to Know About Using Social Media' - (check out Bealtaine on facebook) with Bríd McGrath (McGrath Barrett & Associates)Admission Free. Booking essential. (This event will be repeated in the Central Library, Ballymun Library and Ballyfermot Library.
Central Library, ILAC Centre
15th
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. Film starts 1pm.
Central Library, ILAC Centre
16th
THE SAPPHIRES is the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Film starts 1pm.
Central Library, ILAC Centre
Central Library
+353 (01) 8734333

Dublin City Public Libraries - Charleville Mall Library

Charleville Mall, North Strand, Dublin 1.
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrate the Bealtaine Festival. Nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups. This year's Film Tour includes two films: •The main film choice - THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Also the classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson.
8th
THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At 11am
Charleville Mall Library
22nd
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. At 11am
Charleville Mall Library
Charleville Mall Library
+353 (01) 8749619

Dublin City Public Libraries - Donaghmede Library

Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Grange Road, Dublin 13
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups. This year's Film Tour includes two films: •The main film choice - THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Also the classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson.
21st
THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At 3pm
Donaghmede Library
14th
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. At 3pm
Donaghmede Library
Donaghmede Library
+353 (01) 8482833

Dublin City Public Libraries - Inchicore Library

34 Emmet Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8
Bealtaine Film Tour 2013
Nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups. This year's Film Tour includes two films: •The main film choice - THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Also the classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson.
27th
THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968 6pm
Inchicore Library
20th
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. 6pm
Inchicore Library
Inchicore Library
+353 (01) 4533793

Dublin City Public Libraries - Pearse Street Library

138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups. This year's Film Tour includes two films: •The main film choice - THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Also the classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson.
14th
THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. 2.30pm
Pearse Street Library
9th
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. 2.30pm
Pearse Street Library
Pearse Street Library
+353 (01) 6744888

Dublin City Public Libraries - Raheny Library

Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin 5
Bealtaine Film Tour 2013
Nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups. The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson.
23rd
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. At 11AM
Raheny Library
Raheny Library
+353 (01) 8315521

Dublin City Public Libraries - Rathmines Library

157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrate the Bealtaine Festival
Author visit - Mary Russell discusses her new book 'My Home is Your Home: a journey around Syria'. Bealtaine Film Tour 2013.
8th
Author Mary Russell discusses her new book. At 6.30pm. Admission Free. Booking advised.
Rathmines Library
29th
THE SAPPHIRES - will be the main touring Bealtaine Film. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At 3pm
Rathmines Library
27th
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. At 3pm
Rathmines Library
Rathmines Library
+353 (01) 4973539

Dublin City Public Libraries - Terenure Library

Templeogue Road, Dublin 6W
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrate the Bealtaine Festival
Art exhibition by the Evergreen Art Group; talk on history of Pétanque, also known as 'French boules'.
7th
Art Exhibition
Terenure Library, Templeogue Road
15th
Talk on the history of Pétanque. At 7pm. Admission free, booking advised.
Terenure Library, Templeogue Road
Terenure Library
+353 (01) 4907035

Dublin City Public Libraries - Walkinstown Library

Percy French Road, Dublin 12
Dublin City Public Libraries Celebrate the Bealtaine Festival
Walkinstown Library offers some 'easy options' for working in your garden.
13th
'Easy Options for the Mature Gardener'. At 7pm. Admission Free. Booking advised.
Walkinstown Library
Walkinstown Library
+353 (01) 4558159

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Public Library Service - Cabinteely Library

Old Bray Road Cabinteely Dublin 18
Cabinteely Library celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Try a wet felting workshop with textile artist Maria Kennedy or discover what it was like to live in Cabinteely and Foxrock 100 years ago, with local historian James Scannell of the Old Dublin Society.
9th
Living in Cabinteely/Foxrock 100 Years Ago. 6:45pm. All welcome
Cabinteely Library
15th
Wet felting workshop. 11am-12:45pm. All art equipment supplied. No previous experience necessary. Max 10 people
Cabinteely Library
Cabinteely Library
+353 (01) 2855363

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Public Library Service - Dalkey Library

Castle Street Dalkey Co Dublin
Dalkey Library celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Bestselling author Catherine Dunne discusses her latest book, 'The Things We Know Now' and Dalkey Community Unit for Older Persons displays its artwork.
14th
Author Catherine Dunne in the library - Catherine Dunne is the author of many bestselling novels including 'A Name for Himself', 'Another Kind of Life', 'At a Time Like This' and the non-fiction book 'An Unconsidered People: The Irish in Sixties London'. Her latest book, 'The things We Know', considers some very contemporary concerns; suicide, online bullying and intimidation. 6:45pm
Dalkey Library
1st - 31st
Bealtaine Art Exhibition and Arts Trail by Dalkey Community Unit
Dalkey Library and other venues in Dalkey
Dalkey Library
+353 (01) 2855277

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Public Library Service - Dundrum Library

Upper Churchtown Road Dundrum Dublin 14
Dundrum Library celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Genealogical research, knitting and Dundrum's history are among the topics being covered in Dundrum Library's Bealtaine programme.
8th
Get back into knitting - Have you never knitted before but would like to try, or are you a bit rusty and would like a refresher? Come along for an enjoyable taster session. All equipment supplied. Booking required (max 10 people)
Dundrum Library
14th
Talk by John Lennon of the Dundrum Historical Society. 6:45pm
Dundrum Library
15th
Genealogy and local history research - Join librarian Dr William O'Brien and found out how to research your family history or local history topics, either online or at your branch library. 11am-12:30pm
Dundrum Library
22nd - 29th
Make the most of your library ticket - Join librarian Wayne Bailey for either of these two popular training sessions where you can find out how to download audio books, learn a language online or try out an e-reader. Book in for one of the sessions by phone. 11am-12:45pm
Dundrum Library
Dundrum Library
+353 (01) 2985000

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Public Library Service - Shankill Library

Library Road Shankill Dublin 18
Shankill Library celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Shankhill Library, in association with Shankill Old Folks Association, is hosting two events during Bealtaine in the Old Folks Centre. Dates to be announced.
Art workshop with Maria Kennedy
Shankill Old Folks Centre
Talk by local historian James Scannell
Shankill Old Folks Centre
Shankill Library
+353 (01) 2823081

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Public Library Service - Stillorgan Library

St Laurence's Park Stillorgan Co Dublin
Stillorgan Library celebrates the Bealtaine Festival
Join librarian Wayne Bailey for one of two popular training sessions where you can find out how to download audio books, learn a language online or try out an e-reader. Book in for one of the following sessions by phoning.
13th - 20th
'Make the Most of Your Library Ticket' sessions. Two Mondays in May, 11am-12:45pm
Stillorgan Library
Stillorgan Library
+353 (01) 2889655

Fingal County Libraries

Fingal Library HQ County Hall Main Street Swords Co Dublin
March Away My Brothers
Written and performed by Brendan MacQuaile, March Away My Brothers is a one man show taken from the Book of the same name follows the journey of a young Lad, Lawrence Kelly from Bridgefoot Street in Dublin’s Liberties to the Christmas Truce in 1914. Somewhere near the Messines ridge in Flanders where many Irish fought and died during the course of this terrible conflagration. But Larry’s story is not one of hell and damnation, let’s face it, he is already dead, blown to bits at the now infamous Passchendaele and remembered only as an inscription on the Menin Gate. Larry looks back with the excitement of the early call to arms still palpable, the Guinness Pals brigade forming after Kitcheners call to arms and the sheer chaos and melee of new troops arriving in France, gung ho, ready to serve the crown, and do their bit before it was ‘Over by Christmas’. And there’s the Songs such as ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ and’ There’s a long long trail a winding’ popular hits for singers such as John McCormack and Stanley Kirby during the war years are sung with Gusto in this performance
8th
March Away My Brothers - Starting at 6:45pm
Blanchardstown Library
Siobhan Walshe
+353 (01) 8905532

Fingal County Libraries

Fingal County Libraries, Fingal HQ, County Hall, Main Street, Swords Co Dublin
Baldoyle Village and Races
The story of this old Viking and fishing village, with its famous Little Willie Hospital and Metropolitan Baldoyle Racecourse. The village is dominated by its 1831 RC church and the story tells of the development of the area from quiet rural village to large suburb while still retaining glimpses of a more sedate past.
16th
Baldoyle Village and Races: Starting at 6:30pm
Baldoyle Library
Siobhan Walshe
+353 (01) 8905532

Fingal County Libraries

Fingal County Libraries, Fingal HQ, County Hall, Main Street, Swords Co Dublin
The Road from Portmarnock to Howth
Tells the story of the Plunkett family and their famous brick kilns as we move through the area by Baldoyle Estaury through Baldoyle village with its racecourse. We travel by Sutton with its flavour of open-top trams and fine houses before turning for the historic town of Howth. We will see details of the ancient castle, the harbour, and hear stories of Scottish herring lasses and Cornish and Manx fishermen.
8th
The Road from Portmarnock to Howth: Starting at 11:30am
Malahide Library
Siobhan Walshe
+353 (01) 8905532

Fingal County Libraries

County Hall, Swords, Fingal, Co Dublin
"Hurl" a play by Carnation Theatre
Fingal County Libraries in conjunction with Carnation Theatre will present a performance of “Hurl” a play focusing on senior citizen romance set against the backdrop of cutthroat over 60s inter-county Hurling. The play: Mikey is Hurling mad - all he wants to do is get on the over 60s hurling team but time is running out ! He is only 60 in December but 'it's a sin to tell a lie' unlike his nemesis Festy, gifted curser, smart alec and corner boy. He has been on the under 12s since he was 15 and the over 60s since he was 47. He lives with his Mammy who has had her eye on Mikey since she saw him running about the Warfarin Clinic with all the nurses swooning in his lanky wake! She's got plans for him. Festy's got plans for him. Puppetry, carefully designed sound-scapes, live music and reminiscence will make this one game you don't want to be on the bench for!
8th
"Hurl" a play by Carnation Theatre
Talbot Lodge, Kinsealy
8th
"Hurl" a play by Carnation Theatre
Beechtree Nursing Home, Oldtown
8th
"Hurl" a play by Carnation Theatre
Hartstown Alzheimer Group
13th
"Hurl" a play by Carnation Theatre
Howth Hill Alzheimer Group
Siobhan Walshe
+353 (01) 8905532

Fingal County Libraries

Fingal County Libraries, Fingal HQ, County Hall, Main Street, Swords Co Dublin
Golden Moments
Golden Moments: What makes your day bright? Share your special moment by filling in an entry card at Skerries Library. All kinds of everything welcome - memories; photos; enjoying family and friends; the big events; the small daily routines - all entries will be accepted and shall be entered into a draw with the chance of winning a heart warming prize.
1st - 31st
Golden Moments
Skerries Library
1st - 31st
Exhibition In Library - photos from related groups in community and schools to foster intergenerational ideas among children and adults.
Skerries Library
1st - 31st
Information packs for 55+ on local clubs etc.
Skerries Library
1st - 31st
Display of books to show what Library Resources are available; exhibition of poetry and photos
Skerries Library
Siobhan Walshe
+353 (01) 8905532

Fingal County Libraries

Fingal Library HQ County Hall, Swords. Co.Dublin
'March Away My Brothers'
March Away My Brothers - Written and performed by Brendan MacQuaile, March Away My Brothers is a one man show taken from the Book of the same name follows the journey of a young Lad, Lawrence Kelly from Bridgefoot Street in Dublin’s Liberties to the Christmas Truce in 1914. Somewhere near the Messines ridge in Flanders where many Irish fought and died during the course of this terrible conflagration. But Larry’s story is not one of hell and damnation, let’s face it, he is already dead, blown to bits at the now infamous Passchendaele and remembered only as an inscription on the Menin Gate. Larry looks back with the excitement of the early call to arms still palpable, the Guinness Pals brigade forming after Kitcheners call to arms and the sheer chaos and melee of new troops arriving in France, gung ho, ready to serve the crown, and do their bit before it was ‘Over by Christmas’. And there’s the Songs such as ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ and’ There’s a long long trail a winding’ popular hits for singers such as John McCormack and Stanley Kirby during the war years are sung with Gusto in this performance
13th
'March Away My Brothers'. At 7pm
Balbriggan Library
Siobhan Walshe
+353 (01) 8905532

Fingal County Library

Fingal Library HQ, County Hall Swords, Co.dublin
Talk on Smuggling in the 18th Century
The 18th Century is the classic age of large scale smuggling. The speaker will give an overview of this statement. The reasons why this situation developed will be examined. The different types of smuggling operations in Britain and Ireland will be described. A case study involving smuggling in the West of Ireland in the 1730's will be looked at, as well as the effect of the sale of the Isle of Man in 1757 on Rush smuggling. The lecture will conclude with the effect the end of the Napoelonic wars had on smuggling. The speaker is a member of Malahide Historical Society. A former marine radio officer, He had been a long serving member of the Maritime Institute of Ireland. In 2011-2012, he completed an M.A. in Naval History at the the University of Exeter in England. The theme of above talk developed from course work undertaken at Exeter.
22nd
Smuggling in the 18th Century - a talk by Joe Varley. At 7pm
Rush Library
Siobhan Walshe
+353 (01) 8905532

South Dublin Libraries - Ballyroan Library

Orchardstown Avenue, Dublin 14
Get Creative for Bealtaine at Ballyroan Library
Digital Photgraphy workshop with Denis O'Shea; The Evolution of a Garden, Interactive talk with Helen Dillon; A hands on painting workshop; Dublin in the early 20th Century.
24th
Digital Photography workshop with Denis O'Shea - Bring along your digital camera and learn how to get the best shots in this interactive and informal session. Booking Essential Friday, 24th @ 2pm
Ballyroan Library
16th
The Evolution of a garden, and interactive talk by Helen Dillon, world renowned plantswoman, writer, lecturer and broadcaster. Booking essential Thursday, 16th @ 7pm
Ballyroan Library
20th
Everything you need to know about oils for beginners and more experiences artists. A hands-on painting workshop with artist Deborah Donnelly All materials provided - participants leave with a finished piece on board. Booking essential, strictly 10 places Monday, 20th @ 11am until 1pm
Ballyroan Library
23rd
Dublin in the early 20th Century - exploring the 1911 Census with Caitriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland All welcome Thursday,23rd @ 7.30pm
Ballyroan Library
Ballyroan Library
+353 (01) 4941900

South Dublin Libraries - Castletymon Library

Tymon Road North Tallaght Dublin 24
Get Creative for Bealtaine at Castletymon Library
E-books revealed, learn how to download e-books; Introduction to the internet & email a practical 2-part workshop; "Small Landscpaes, Swell Times" a creative writing event; Digital Photography workshop with Denis O'Shea; Introduction to wellbeing and mindfulness with Sarah Tully; Hands on flower arranging with Mary Cashin; Card making workshop with Ann Foster
9th
E-Books revealed- learn how to download E-Books and Audio-books in this informative session. Booking essential Thursday @ 12-1pm
Castletymon Library
14th - 21st
Introduction to Internet & Email - a practical 2-part workshop to get you started using the Internet and writing emails Booking essential Tuesday 14th and 21st @ 10-11am
Castletymon Library
13th
"Small Landscapes, Swell Times" a creative writing event/tea workshop faciliatated by writer Eileen Casey This workshop is based around the culture of tea drinking and how this simple ceremony is so important in our lives. The workshop promises a sensual experience through tea tasting; together with exploring the shapes at the bottom of the cup which swell our imaginative lives All welcome Monday @ 11am until 12.30pm
Castletymon Library
18th
Digital Photography workshop with Denis O'Shea - bring along your digital camera and learn how to get the best shots in this interactive and informal session. Booking essential Saturday @ 12 until 1.30pm
Castletymon Library
20th
Introduction to wellbeing and mindfulnesswith Sarah Tully An interactive talk including a relaxation session Booking essential Monday, 20th @ 11am
Castletymon Library
21st
Hands on flower arranging workshop with Mary Cashin Booking essential Tuesday, 21st @ 11 until 12pm
Castletymon Library
27th
Card making workshop with Ann Foster Learn how to make cards for special occasions in this hands on workshop Booking Essential Monday, 27th @ 11-12.30pm
Castletymon Library
Castletymon Library
+353 (01) 4524888

South Dublin Libraries - Clondalkin Library

Monastery Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Interactive Talk by Helen Dillon and a Variety of Workshops.
Interactive Talk with Helen Dillon on the garden; practical make-up and beauty workshop with Tina Lyons; Creative writing workshop; 'getting to grips with your camera' - digital photgraphy
9th
The Evolution of a Garden, and interactive talk by Helen Dillon, world renowned plantswoman, writer, lecturer and broadcaster This event celebrates the first anniversary of Clondalkin Grow It Yourself group All welcome Thursday @ 7pm
Clondalkin Library
22nd
"What's in your bag?" a practical make-up and beauty workshop with Tina Lyons providing advice, tips and practical help. Participants are invited to bring along their own make-up bags. Places limited - Booking essential Wednesday @ 6.30pm
Clondalkin Library
14th
'The Short Story of My Life' - Creative Writing Workshop. Did yoy always want to write about your life- a meaningful event in the past perhaps, but did'nt know where to start? Tanya Farrelly will help you get to grips with creating your own short story. Places Limited - Booking essential Tuesday @ 6pm
Clondalkin Library
28th
"Getting to Grips with Your Camera". Get to know how your camera works so you can start taking better pictures! Bring your camera. Photgraphy Workshop with Podge Kelly Booking essential Tuesday @ 6pm until 8pm
Clondalkin Library
Clondalkin Library
+353 (01) 4593315

South Dublin Libraries - County Library Tallaght

County Library Tallaght Town Hall Tallaght Dublin 24
Get Creative for Bealtaine at County Library Tallaght
Book Club for Adults; Celebrate the 1913 Lock Out- 2 part workshop; The Poetry Room, Australian Poetry Event with Diane Fahey and Ali Cobby Eckerman; Battle of Gallipoli Talk; The Great Tallaght Bake off; Knitting Club; Talk on Electing the Popes and how the process came about; Come and share a story - an intergenerational feast of storytelling; The Building of the Dublin Suburbs
7th
Book Club for Adults; Please telphone the County Library at 4620073 for details of this month's book All welcome Tuesday, 7th @ 6.45pm
County Library Tallaght
7th - 14th
Celebrate the 1913 Lock Out by joining in a collaborative glass painting workshop. Two Part Workshop Booking essential Tuesdays 7th & 14th @ 10.30am
County Library Tallaght
9th
The Poetry Room at the County Library for all with an interest in and love of poetry. All Welcome Thursday, 9th @ 6.30pm
The Poetry Room @ The County Library
13th
Austalian Poetry event - following the great success of the event with visiting Austaliant poets last year, we are delighted to welcome Diane Fahey and Ali Cobby Eckerman to our library this year. This initiative is presented by Austalian Poetry www.australianpoetry.org and with the generous support of the Australia Council with the aim of increasing cultural exchange between the two strong literacy countries. All welcome Monday, 13th @ 11am
County Library Tallaght
14th
Battle of Gallipoli a talk by Michael Whelan for the Tallaght Historical Society All welcome Tuesday, 14th @ 7pm
County Library Tallaght
16th
The great Tallght bake off. We are delighted to again present this popular and now annual event. Contact the library at 4620073 for more details. All welcome Thursday, 16th @ 6pm
County Library Tallaght
17th
Adult crafts with Joan Connolly Booking essential Friday, 17th @ 10.30am
County Library Tallaght
20th
Come and join the County Library Knitting Club All welcome Monday, 20th @ 6pm
County Library Tallaght
21st
Electing the Popes: How and why the process came about Presented by Dr.Miriam Moffit, Dept. of History, N.U.I. Maynooth All welcome Tuesday, 21st @ 7pm
County Library
23rd
Come and share a story - and intergenerational feast of storytelling with a creative twist. Facilitated by Carmel Maginn, writer, teacher and broadcaster Booking essential Thursday, 23rd @ 10.30am
County Library Tallaght
28th
The Building of the Dublin Suburbs - an exploration of houses and furniture using newspaper advertisements. Presented by Dr.Miriam Moffit Dept. of History, N.U.I. Maynooth All welcome Tuesday, 28th @ 7pm
County Library Tallaght
County Library Tallaght
+353 (01) 4620073

South Dublin Libraries - Lucan Library

Superquinn Shopping Centre, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co.Dublin
Get Creative for Bealtaine at Lucan Library
Laptops & Lifeskills; Digital photography workshop with Denis O'Shea; Exploring the concept of positive ageing; Brooch/corsage felt-making workshop; Knitting Craft Group; Group exploration with Marion Buckley
7th
Laptops & Lifeskills - how to make the Internet work for you! Booking essential Tuesday @ 10.30-12.30pm
Lucan Library
8th
Digital photography workshop with Denis O'Shea -helping you to take better photographs! All particiapnts bring their own camera Booking Essential Wednesday @ 12-1pm
Lucan Library
14th
Exploring the concept of positive ageing a session with Lilian Harris All welcome Tuesday, 14th @ 11-12noon
Lucan Library
17th
Brooch/corsage felt-making workshop- all participants are asked to bring their own towel Booking essential Friday, 17th @ 10.30-12.30noon
Lucan Library
20th
Knitting Craft Group Monday, 20th @ 10.30-12noon
Lucan Library
28th
Group exploration on the challenges & joys of being an Older person with Marion Buckley. An opportunity to reflect on your life Booking essential Tuesday, 28th @ 11.45am
Lucan Library
Lucan Library
+353 (01) 6216422

South Dublin Libraries - Stewarts Library

Stewarts Library, Stewarts Care, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
Gardening with Peter Donegan
Gardening with Peter Donegan of The Sodshow, Ireland's award winning dedicated gardeing radio show on Dublin City fm. A must for those passionate about gardening!
23rd
Gardening with Peter Donegan of The Sodshow, Ireland's award winning dedicated gardeing radio show on Dublin City fm. A must for those passionate about gardening! Thursday, 23rd @ 7.30pm
Stewarts Library
Stewarts Library
+353 (01) 6518129

South Dublin Libraries - Whitechurch Library

Taylors Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Get Creative for Bealtaine at Whitechurch Library
Spanish for your holidays; Australian Poetry event; Computers for the terrified-free computer classes for absolute beginners; Knitting Circle; Reading with Selina Guinness of Tibradden
2nd
Spanish for your holidays - a fun introduction to reading a menu, ordering a drink etc. Contact the Library for more information Thursday, 2nd @ 2pm
Whitechurch Library
13th
Australian poetry event -following the great success of the event with Australian poets Paul Hetherington and Petra White last year, we are delighted to welcome Diane Fahey and Ali Cobby Eckerman to our library this year. This initiative is presented by Australian Poetry www.australianpoetry.org and due to the generous support of the Australia Council with the aim of increasing cultural exchange between the two strong literary countries. Monday, 13th @ 2.30pm
Whitechurch Library
1st - 31st
Computers for the terrified - free computer classes for absolute beginners. All classes are small and geared towards older people. Contact the library to book a class at a time that suits you or alternatively contact the WEB Project at 01-4952020 Every day during the Month of May
Whitechurch Library
6th - 27th
Knitting Club New members always welcome Every Monday @ 2pm during the Month of May
Whitechurch Library
23rd
Selina Guinness of Tibradden reads from her award winning memoir "A Crocodile by the Door" Booking essential Thursday, 23rd @ 2pm
Whitechurch Library
Whitechurch Library
+353 (01) 4930199

Active Retirement / Community Groups

Abbey Church

5 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1
Memoir Writing
Grow happy with Abbey Church by attending our Bealtaine activities. Abbey is hosting two activities for writing and remembering at its community centre located at No. 5 Gardiner Row.
2nd - 23rd
Have you always wanted to write? Now is your chance. Adrienne, a certified instructor with Amherst Writers and Artists. Introduction to Creative writing workshops will be held on May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 1pm to 3pm. No previous experience needed. Numbers limited.
No. 5 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1
30th
As families are parted by emigration, it is easy to feel disconnected. But this separation does not have to mean a loss of past memories or an inability to create new memories together. Come learn about scrapbooking techniques and themes that will help maintain connection to those you love living abroad. Whether your family is close by or far away this activity can be fun for anyone looking to be creative with photos and memories. Please bring €15 to contribute toward materials.
No. 5 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1
Scott Nimmon
+353 (087) 6087903

Active IT Society

Terenure Enterprise Centre, 17 Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W
An Oral History of Terenure
A group of older people using IT skills and research to produce a short film on the history of Terenure
9th
Terenure: An oral history
Bradys Bar, Terenure
Michelle Hannon
+353 (01) 4903237

ALONE

Olympic House, Pleasants Street, Dublin
'Being' Exhibition
ALONE is an independent charity that works with the 1 in 10 older people who are vulnerable and in need of support. We provide crisis support in the community, supporting housing as well as a befriending service to over 300 older people throughout Dublin. We are hoping to do a series of events to celebrate older people.
13th - 19th
Well known photographer Jason Clarke has taken portraits of a number of our service users. The older people weren’t asked to pose, but just be themselves. Each photo captures the personality and individual’s story and they are truly emotive and powerful images. Some of the images portray mischief, friendship or contentment while others allude to regret or loneliness. I think the images will form a very successful exhibition. We also work closely with RTE’s Brendan Courtney who could help us launch the exhibition. We are planning to select 20 of the most striking images to display for the exhibition. The images will be printed in A1 size and we are looking for a suitable location/gallery to host the exhibition that will do it justice. For more information log on to www.alone.ie or visit our Facebook page ALONE_Ireland. Monday, May 13th - 19th from 10am - 6pm.
Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2
Aine Duffy
+353 (087) 6135090

Ballyfermot / Chapelizod Partnership

4 Drumfin Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Tea Dance
We work with the local city council workers on a social activity for older people. Generally a tea dance with live music and themed maybe around 1920's or 1940's.
17th
Tea Dance.
Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre
28th
Film Screening. At 6.30pm
Base Youth Centre
Catherine Lane
+353 (01) 8989165

Bluebell Community Centre

Bluebell Avenue, Dublin 12
Bealtaine Film Tour 2013
Nationwide Film Tour organised in partnership between access>Cinema and the Irish Film Institute with local groups. Rhe classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson.
8th
The classic film THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954) starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson beams and twinkles as Miller's practical wife Helen while James Stewart, looking remarkably like Miller, is disarmingly eccentric. 7pm
Bluebell Community Centre
Bluebell Community Centre
+353 (01) 2225251

Cairdeas Day Centre, Bru Chaoimhin

Cork Street, Dublin 8
Intergenerational Art Project and Pottery
Pottery session with teacher of pottery and Intergenerational Art project with 5 or 6 children from St. Brigids school in the Coombe.
7th
Pottery session.
Cairdeas Day Centre
15th
Intergenerational Art Project. 5 or 6 children will come up from St. Brigids school and will work with some of our clients on one large art and craft project.
Cairdeas Day Centre

Claremont Residential Services

Seanchara Community Unit, St Canice's Road, Ballygall, Dublin 11
Claremont Residential Services hosting Artistic, Theatrical, Craft and Heritage Events
Arts and crafts exhibitions, Carnation theatre, Gospel Choir, and a trip to the Titanic Exhibition
3rd
Craft Exhibition
Claremont Services
7th - 21st
Art Exhibition
Ballymun Library
12th
Gospel Choir Dublin Theatre
Seanchara Community Unit
15th
Carnation Theatre
Seanchara Community Unit
21st
Line Dancing
Seanchara Community Unit
Heritage trip to the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast Date to be confirmed
Belfast

Community Age Group

43 Stannaway Court, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Cultural Tours
Cultural tours to historical towns and theatre trips
1st - 31st
During the month of May, Community Age Group in Crumlin will be visiting some historical towns in Ireland and theatres in Dublin. Dates to be confirmed
To be confirmed
Martin Murray
+353 (085) 8081113

Diversity 55, Ronanstown CDP

43 Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Museum Visit and Tour
Visit and tour to Glasnevin Museum
7th
A visit to Glasnevin Museum and Tour
Glasnevin Museum

Evergreen Club Terenure North

Terenure Road North, Dublin 6.
Art Exhibition
Art Exhibition in Terenure Library during the month of May
1st - 31st
Art Exhibition
Terenure Library
Suzanne Rush
+353 (01) 4902512

Howth Guild Dublin Federation ICA

c/o Balkill Park, Howth, Co. Dublin
Art and Craft Competition / Exhibition
Art and Craft Exhibition.
18th
Art and Craft Exhibition. Open to the public from 2.30pm - 5pm on Saturday, May 18th.
St Mary's Church Hall, Howth
Kathleen Roberts
+353 (01) 8324426

Inchicore Ladies Active Retirement Group

House of Retreat, Oblate Fathers, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Open Day and Heritage Walk
We'll do a sponsored walk and have a open day/craft fair.
16th
Heritage walk.
Oblate Fathers
28th
Craft Fair/Open Day
Oblate Fathers

Johnstown, Killiney Active Retirement Association.

Johnstown Parish Centre, Churchview Road, Johnstown, Killiney, Co. Dublin.
Arts, Crafts, Photography Exhibitions
Events not yet confirmed but we usually give one or two days to an open display of our crafts, gardening, photography, oils & watercolour paintings. (Our events are only open to the public on special occasions)
Exhibition of Crafts, Photography, Oils & Watercolour Paintings and Gardening. (Dates to be Confirmed)
To be confirmed

Killester Active Retirement Association

25 Killester Park, Killester, Dublin. 5
Arts & Crafts Exhibition
Exhibition of our work. Knitting, crochet, arts and paintings.
Arts and crafts display of work done in our club. Dates to be confirmed.
To be arranged
Jean Owens
+353 (01) 8312589

Kincora/Clontarf ARA, St Brigid's Seniors, U3A Sutton

Dublin
Dawn Chorus
Kincora/Clontarf ARA, St Brigid's Seniors, U3A Sutton will take part in the Dawn Chorus
26th
Dawn Chorus at 8am
Dollymount Strand at the Wooden Bridge
Edel Ryan
+353 (087) 2894674

Nascadh CDP

Sean O'Casey Community Centre, St Mary's Road, East Wall, Dublin 3
Dance and Active Movement
We are hosting a weekly dance and active movement class each Wednesday in May to celebrate Bealtaine
1st - 29th
Weekly Wednesday Dance Class - May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
Sean O'Casey Community Centre
Owen Binchy
+353 (01) 8893985

Oblates Inchicore

Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Dance
Gentle Exercise throught Dance.
14th
Dance class
Oblate Fathers Inchicore

Phibsboro Active Retirement Association

c/o St. Peter's Parish, Phibsboro, Dublin 7
Heritage Tour
Visit to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
23rd
Visit to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre,
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
Bernadette Fennell
+353 (01) 8680531

Portmarnock Guild, Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA)

c/o 97 Seapark, Malahide, Co Dublin
Historical Walk and Dance Exercises
Events suitable for women of all ages and mixed physical capabilities
8th
Dancing/Chair exercises at 8pm
Arch Club, Strand Road, Portmarnock, Co Dublin
11th
Group Guild Historical Walk in the Portmarnock area. Meet at Portmarnock Hotel car park at 10am.
Portmarnock Area.
Ms Brenda Flanagan
+353 (01) 8450197

RAMS

79 Aylmer Road, Newcastle, Dublin 22.
Intergenerational Bealtaine Celebrations
Intergenerational TY'S Rathcoole Community College; Afternoon tea dance; Educational visit to Glasnevin Cemetery, tea in Louis Fitzgerald's Hotel Naas Road; Social Inclusion coffee morning.
9th
Intergenerational event with Transition Year students from Rathcoole Community College
Community Hall Newcastle Dublin 22
19th
Afternoon tea dance. From 3pm - 6pm.
Community Hall Newcastle Dublin 22
23rd
Educational visit to Glasnevin Cemetery and afternoon tea in Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road.
Glasnevin Cementry
30th
Social inclusion coffee morning, eats and treats €2 subscription. From 11am 12.30pm
Community Hall Newcastle Dublin 22
Matt Dowling
+353 (01) 4589007

Rathcoole Active Retirement

Community Hall, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Storytelling
We are doing a history walk, also inviting Brendan Nolan to tell stories.
History Walk. Date and Place TBC
To be confirmed
Storytelling with Brendan Nolan.
Community Hall
Brona Ui Loing
+353 (087) 6457350

Rathogue Activity Club

Deansrath Community Centre, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Canal Bank Walk and Art Activities
For May, Rathogue Activity Club will be hosting a canal walk and arts activities
1st
May Day Walk along the canal
Grand Canal
1st - 31st
Acts Activities - Every Tuesday in May - 10am to 12pm
St Ronan's Community Centre
Mary Brennan
+353 (01) 4576441

St Aengus Active Retirement Club

167 Castle Park, Balrothery, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Painting and Sketching
Art work.
Painting and sketching. Date to be confirmed.
St Aengus Community Centre
Michael O'Toole
+353 (087) 6492074

St Agnes' Parents String Orchestra

St Agnes Primary School, Armagh Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12.
Learn and Perform
Throughout 2013 St Agnes' Parents Orchestra provides the opportunity to learn to play violin, viola, cello or bass, perform together regularly - Monday nights, Tuesday mornings. Intergenerational activities. Regular concerts. Most events are free of charge.
May 13/14, 20/21, 27/28 (Mondays from 7pm - 9pm, Tuesdays from 10.30am - 12.30pm) - an open invitation to come and find out how easy it is to take up music and learn to play alongside others!
St Agnes' Primary School
Joanna Crooks
+353 (087) 2740186

St. Brigid's Seniors (S.B.S.)

St. Brigid's Seniors, St. Brigid's Resource Centre, 306 Howth Road, Killester, Dublin 5.
More Good Old Days of Music Hall
All Era Music presents, More Good Old Days of Music Hall, featuring Dara MacMahon and Gerry Noonan, with Pauline Cooper on piano. A new show, filled with more favourites from the Music Hall - plenty of opportunity to sing along!
8th
More Good Old Days of Music Hall Contact: 853 4030 for ticket information. Please note start time: 11.00 a.m.
St. Brigid's Resource Centre, 306 Howth Road, Killester, Dublin 5
St. Brigid's Resource Centre
+353 (01) 8534030

Swords Senior Citizens Club.

Chapel Lane, Swords, Co. Dublin.
Exhibition and Tea Dance
Swords Senior Citizens Club will be holding a Crafts Exhibition in Swords Library; and an Afternoon Tea Dance. (Dates to be Confirmed).
Crafts Exhibition
Swords Library
Afternoon Tea Dance
To be confirmed

Templeogue & District Active Retirement Association

Templeogue, Dublin 6W
Art Appreciation
We will be attending an Art Appreciation session to celebrate Bealtaine
Art appreciation session. Date to be confirmed
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

The Craft Circle, Art Class

The Craft Circle, Pauline Geoghegan, 46 The Dunes, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin
Craft and Art Exhibition
A extensive range of handcrafts; an exhibition of paintings by the artists of the Afternoon Club. We will have music, tea, coffee and scones and a morning of fun and song.
1st
An extensive range of Handcrafts and an exhibition of Paintings by the Artists of the Afternoon Club. From 10am to 1pm.
St. Anne's Parish Centre, Strand Road, Portmarnock Co. Dublin
Pauline Geoghegan
+353 (087) 6293744

Care Centres

Ashford House Nursing Home

6 Tivoli Terrace East, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Back in the 60s
We will be looking back at life in the 1960s - events, TV, music, food, memories. We will be showing TV programmes from the 60s e.g. The Riordans, Tolka Row and playing music from the 1960s e.g. The Beatles, Cliff Richard etc.
A 1960s Themed Day in early May - date to be confirmed.
Ashford House Nursing Home
Ann Moore
+353 (01) 2809877

Belmont House Nursing Home

Galloping Green, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
Journey Into The Light
At Belmont House our residents are actively engaged in many activities indoor and outdoor, artistic, social and sport and they are keen to try new things, and make new friends. They relax to piano music in our lounge, and savour earlier days. There is a positive and happy environment and resident and staff care about one another very much and there is much laughter to be heard. Our Bealtaine events will show achievements and happy people still growing...surrounded by light! Belmont House will be open for the 4 Saturdays in May, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th for you to come and see for yourself the effects of this journey into the light.
4th
Life Stories: This will showcase how Life Stories help residents savour a lifetime of achievements and memories; it includes photos and personal mementos. It will be accompanied by music appropriate to the period. Sporting accolades, travel, and funny anecdotes make the afternoon fun.
Belmont House
11th
Grow with Nature: the use of paint, poetry and plants to journey into the light.
Belmont House
18th
Music, Food of Love: an exploration of the effect of different music on spiritual and physical wellness
Belmont \House
25th
Discovering my Inner Artist: a workshop where visitors can experience for themselves latent creativity while enjoying our residents' artworks
Belmont House
Joyce Fitzpatrick
+353 (01) 2784393

Dalkey Community Unit for Older Persons

Kilbegnet Close, Dalkey, Co Dublin
Celebrating Creativity of our Residents
We will be hosting a variety of creative events including: Art Exhibition, Active Retired Choir Event, Storytelling and Percy French Group
Art Exhibition, date to be confirmed
Dalkey Library
Active Retired Choir Event, date to be confirmed
Dalkey Community Unit
Storytelling, date to be confirmed
Dalkey Community Unit
Percy French Group, date to be confirmed
Dalkey Community Unit
Alice Harding
+353 (01) 2353200

Graphite Art Classes

Graphite Art Classes Office, 83 Glasnevin Park, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland
Arts & Crafts Display
This year our 2013 Bealtaine Exhibitions are full of vibrant Arts & Crafts from some very hardworking and enthusiastic Bealtaine Artists. We have a mixture of seasoned Bealtaine veterans and new comers who will be exhibiting for the first time with the help and artistic support of Graphite Art Classes.
April 27 - May 24: Talbot Lodge Nursing Home, Kinsealy Lane, Malahide, Co. Dublin, presenting their Arts & Crafts Exhibition for 2013
Malahide Library (open event)
18th
Arts and Crafts for 2013 presented by Church View Nursing Home, Old Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 9
Church View Nursing Home (private event)
6th
Arts and Crafts for 2013 presented by Shrewsbury House Nursing Home, Clonliffe Road, Drumcondra Dublin 9.
Shrewsbury House NH (private event)
25th - 26th
Arts and Crafts for 2013 presented by Riverside Nursing Home,Toberburr, Swords, Co. Dublin
Riverside NH (private event)
23rd - 24th
Arts and Crafts for 2013 presented by Blackrock Abbey Nursing Home, Blackrock, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Blackrock Abbey NH (private event)
Elizabeth Collins Graphite Art Ltd
+353 (086) 3748493

HSE Odins Wood Day Care Centre

Kildonan Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11
Art Exhibition, Tea Dance, Visit to Dail Eireann
Art Exhibition, tea dance and visit to Dail Eireann.
10th - 13th
Art Exhibition
Charlestown Shopping Centre
16th
Tea Dance
Odin's Wood Day Care Centre
28th
Visit to Dail Eireann
Dail Eireann
Paula Bermingham
+353 (01) 8142505

Irish Wheelchair Association (Lucan)

'Broadmeadows', Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co Dublin.
Exhibition and Talk
We will work on a medley of art forms such as glass art, canvas art, mosaic project entitled 'Starry Night' - these will be displayed and service users will talk us through their art pieces.
Glass Art, Canvas Art and Mosaic - display of all pieces and talk will be held on May 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th.
Irish Wheelchair Association, Lucan.
Janet Healy
+353 (01) 6302414

Leeson Park Nursing Home

10 Leeson Park, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Grow Happy through Creativity
Grow happy depicted through creative writing; music, art; theatre. Residents hope to visit Aras an Uachtaraín.
5th
Sing along: Frank and Maeve a trip down memory lane at 3pm
Leeson Park House
12th
Radharc - a celebration through the ages at 3pm
Leeson Park House
15th
Cultural afternoon with creative writing, music, art and an afternoon tea dance with afternoon tea at 3pm
Leeson park House
Residents hope to visit Aras an Uachtaran. Date TBC
Aras an Uachtaran
Veronica Lacey
+353 (01) 4976500

Lorcan O'Toole Day Centre

Off Kimmage Road West, Dublin 12
Music, Movement and Dance - Feel Good Factor
Music, movement and dance and the positive mental benefits and feel good factor for older people
Blue Heaven Barbershop. Date to be confirmed
Lorcan O'Toole Day Centre
Bell Canto Singers. Date to be confirmed
Lorcan O'Toole Day Centre
Perrystown Variety Group. Date to be confirmed
Lorcan O'Toole Day Centre
Old Time Music Hall. Date to be confirmed
Lorcan O'Toole Day Centre
St Agnes Orchestra. Date to be confirmed
Lorcan O'Toole Day Centre
Susan Dunne
+353 (01) 4554532

Marymount Care Centre.

Marymount Care Centre, Westmanstown, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Intergenerational Event, Music, Art, Horticulture
Intergenerational Event with Transition Year students; planting vegetables in our residential garden; Musical Afternoons; Art Project.
1st - 31st
Intergenerational Event with Transition Year students.
Marymount Care Centre.
1st - 31st
Planting vegetables in our residential garden.
Marymount Care Centre.
1st - 31st
Musical Afternoon.
Marymount Care Centre.
1st - 31st
Art Project.
Marymount Care Centre.

Newpark Care Centre

The Ward,Co. Dublin
Bealtaine at Newpark
Fashion show with international flavour. To include residents, family, friends and staff.
Fashion show with international section. Date to be confirmed.
Newpark Care Centre
Newpark Care Centre
+353 (01) 8643465

Newpark Care Centre

The Ward Co Dublin
Fashion and Music
We plan to have fashion show to include community , staff and residents as models in the show .We hope to have a bit of music and light refreshments on the day We hope to run the event at end of May date TBC
Fashion Extravaganza
Newpark Care Centre
Rita Gallagher
+353 (01) 8643465

Orwell House

112 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Choral Concert, Art Exhibition and Artist in Residence
We will celebrate Bealtaine with a choral concert, an art exhibition of our residents work, and for the month of May we will have an artist in residence
1st - 31st
Artist in residence
Orwell House
8th
Orwell Choir Concert
Orwell House
29th
Exhibition of residents art work
Orwell House

Shankill Old Folks Association

Shankill Day Care Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin
Festival of Memories and Community Companionship
Our day care centre provides the older person with the opportunity to meet their friends, feel part of a community and engage in cultural activities,that might otherwise be difficult due to mobility problems. As part of the Bealtanine Festival, we plan to invite to the centre artists, historians and community organisations to entertain our older people.
1st
One Act Play entitled "Beezie" performed by Sheila Flitton
Shankill Day Care Centre, Lower Road.
3rd
Poetry Reading: W. B. Yeats by Cathy Whyte
Shankill Day Care Centre, Lower Road.
8th
Local History Storytelling by Rob Goodbody
Shankill Day Care Centre, Lower Road.
15th
Drama entitled "Memories" by Young at Heart Group
Shankill Day Care Centre, Lower Road.
Visit and talk by Community Garda. Date to be confiremd.
Shankill Day Care Centre, Lower Road.
Liaison with local library. Date to be confiremd.
To be organised
Music appreciation and sing along. Date to be confirmed.
To be organised
Jacinta O'Sullivan or Gill Tipton
+353 (01) 2826364

St Clares Nursing Home

Griffith Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
Exhibitions and Tea Dance
The residents and day care clients of the St Clares Nursing Home will exhibit their art work throughout the month of May in Ballymun Library. Crafts will also be on display in the Nursing Home. We are also planning a tea dance to celebrate Bealtaine.
1st - 31st
Exhibition of art work
Ballymun Library
1st - 31st
Exhibition of Crafts
St Clares Nursing Home
Tea Dance, date to be confirmed
St Clares Nusing Home
Teresa Gilgunn
+353 (01) 7044217

Tara Winthrop Private Clinic

Nevinstown Lane, Swords, Co Dublin
May Festival in Tara Winthrop
We are going to take part in Bealtaine Festival by organising events that are presenting creativity of our residents and connecting them with younger generations.
1st - 31st
Art Exhibition: Displaying artwork created by residents of Tara Winthrop
Tara Winthrop Private Clinic
30th - 31st
"Ring a Ring a Rosie" drama performed by residents of Tara Winthrop Private Clinic and children from the community.
Tara Winthrop Private Clinic
26th
Generations Together Concert - Afernoon full of "old and older songs" sung by "young and younger in heart" performers.
Tara Winthrop Private Clinic

The Marlay Nursing Home,

Kellystown Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
Art and Craft Exhibition
We intend to hold an art and craft display showcasing the work of some of our residents. We will invite friends and relatives of the Marlay residents to a coffee afternoon with a musical entertainer to celebrate their hard work .
29th
Coffee afternoon with live music. Art and Craft Display. From 2:00- 4:30 p.m.
The Marlay Nursing Home

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