Welcome to my weekly Dublin events posts, published every single Sunday sharing the best things happening around the city each week. I really hope you enjoy them.
Location-BRAHMA KUMARIS IRELAND, 11 Clare Street (The Basement – separate entrance)
Description- Quiet Space… a place to be still, to relax, meditate and be at one with yourself
Time to Relax, Refresh & Recharge
LET GO… take time out for 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes to
Relax, Refresh, Rejunevate, Recharge & Refocus in our Quiet Space.
Children’s event– Baby & child nutrition with SMA
Location- Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt, Cornelscourt Shopping Centre, Bray Road
Description- Book now to avoid disappointment! Expert advice on baby & child nutrition at Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt (Cabinteely, Dublin 18) in association with Aveen Bannon and SMA® Nutrition! GET SHARING with your friends!
Is your little one a fussy eater? Are you going through the weaning process? Or maybe you’re looking for some healthy ideas for lunch boxes.
As part of the Dunnes Stores Baby Event, Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt are hosting a nutritional event on Monday 21 January 2019. The guest speaker is Aveen Bannon from The Dublin Nutrition Centre and all topics ranging from weaning to lunchbox contents are going to be discussed.
Aveen Bannon is a household name when it comes to kiddy nutrition and is currently considered one of the top dietitians in the country. Founder of The Dublin Nutrition Centre, Aveen regularily appears in national media. Aveens’ qualifications include a Honors Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and she has a keen interest in health promotion and nutrition education.
Event– Death Cafe Dublin No.6
Location- McGrattan’s pub, 76 Fitzwilliam Lane
Description- Many of us wish to talk about death, dying and bereavement but feel unable to. A Death Cafe is a place to do this in a relaxed and agenda free setting over tea and cake. Our Death Cafes have an Irish twist; they are held in a pub and sometimes we are lucky enough to have music!
Children’s event– 5 Week Baby Massage Course
Location- Yoga Dublin, 28a Darthmouth Road, Ranelagh
Description- WHAT IS BABY MASSAGE?
Baby Massage is a carefully balanced combination of Indian and Swedish Massage Strokes combined with Baby Reflexology. Each class finishes with a cuppa, something tasty and of course plenty of chat!
BENEFITS OF BABY MASSAGE:
Relieves Colic, Constipation & Wind
Relaxes baby and encourages better sleep patterns
Calms Infant and De-stresses Regulates Breathing and Relieves Nasal Congestion
Improves Skin Texture and Blood Circulation
Brings Relief for Teething Pain
Great way to spend quality time with your baby
Helps you learn more about your baby
Brings relaxation to the parent who is massaging
Classes are run for an hour a week over 5 weeks. Each class covers new massage strokes, concluding with a full body massage for your infant on the last class. Participants massage their baby while being guided through a step-by-step massage routine. Classes are suitable for infants up to around 1 year old (if they are not too active!). Saffron also covers baby reflexology and baby yoga during each class.
Cost- €120 for the 5 Weeks
Event– Peter McVerry Charity Gig
Location- Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street
Description- Fr Peter McVerry has been working with young people experiencing homelessness for more than 30 years. In 1974, Fr McVerry moved to Summerhill in Dublin’s north inner-city where he witnessed firsthand the problems of homelessness and deprivation.
In 1979, he opened a small hostel to provide accommodation for homeless boys between the ages of 12-16. Four years later in 1983, he officially founded The Arrupe Society, a charity to provide housing and support for young people experiencing homelessness as a response to the growing numbers of individuals becoming homeless in Dublin and has since been a leading advocate for addressing the issue of homelessness in Ireland.
Tickets to this gig are free of charge but is recommended to make a donation of €10 per ticket.
The line up features:
ELKIN are already making waves on the Irish music scene after just one year as a four-piece. Their collaboration with Tebi Rex, ‘She Hated Love Songs II’, received praise from Dan Hegarty and Eoghan McDermott amongst others. Following the release of their debut single ‘Paro’, ELKIN were named as one of State.ie’s Faces of 2018 and performed at the Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2018 Festival in January.
Eve Belle is a young singer, songwriter and chronicler of sorrows from deepest Donegal. Her songs and stories are imbued with an uncommon world-weariness seldom found in writers of such tender years. In Eve Belle’s songs, someone is always leaving; or is about to be left. Her gaze is unblinking, she says: “I try to create emotional portraits of my own experiences through my lyrics. I think the best songs come from the most earnest emotions, so I try to put minimal filters between what I feel and what I say in the song.
BARQ are a high energy four-piece, shoving groove into the belly of the rock-beast and creating agrosoul. This is music to dance dangerously to.
In March 2016, BARQ released their debut single “Gentle Kind of Lies” to critical acclaim and a surge of media attention. The track was picked up by Spotify’s new music playlist in both the UK and Brazil. Since then, BARQ have been one of the most talked about bands in Ireland. Lead singer, Jess Kav, featured on the front cover of Ireland’s premier music magazine, Hot Press, and BARQ were included in The Irish Times “50 People to watch in 2017”.
There will also be special guests attending the night. Donations can be made on the night also.
Location- Tallaght Library
Description- Raising Happy Kids in an Anxious World – Stella O’Malley
We all want to raise happy kids. However, life’s stresses often get in the way! This talks helps parents to rekindle the joy of family life with practical tips and strategies for parents to use in daily life.
Stella O’Malley is a psychotherapist, best selling author and public speaker with many years’ experience as a mental health professional.
Much of Stella’s counselling and teaching work is with parents and young people which culminated in the publication of her book ‘Cotton Wool Kids’ by Mercier Press in 2015. ‘Cotton Wool Kids’ reached no.5 on the Irish bestseller charts and remained on the Eason’s bestselling list for some time while in August 2017, Stella’s new best-selling book ‘Bully-Proof Kids: Practical tools to help kids grow up confident, resilient and strong‘ was released by Gill Books.
Location- dlr LexIcon Library, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
Description- An evening with bestselling authors Rangan Chatterjee and the The Happy Pear where they show you how you can live a healthier, less stressed life.
As a practising GP, Rangan Chatterjee sees first hand how stress affects his patients. In his new book The Stress Solution Rangan offers simple and achievable interventions in the areas of Body, Mind, Relationships and Purpose which can help you lead a more fulfilled, calmer life.
The Happy Pear’s philosophy is simple; your happiness is about the food you eat, the exercise you take and managing your head. In Recipes For Happiness they show us how to eat well with simple fast recipes, exercise more and take time away from the busy modern world to ensure better mental wellbeing.
Children’s event– Alice in Wonderland – The Axis Panto
Location- Axis, Ballymun
Description- What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course. So if it was with Alice when she followed the white rabbit into the rabbit hole, followed by her mother Dame Stuffy. On their journey they meet the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the Chesire Cat, Dee and Dum and have a mad hatters tea party. Join us for the annual Christmas of music, song and laughter.
Location- Various locations
Description- WE ARE BACK TO DUBLIN !! JANUARY 2019. vegan Foodie Festival part 2. A celebration of vegan eating out and vegan life in the city. TICKETS COMING SOON.
A festival like no other!! A citywide celebration of vegan eating out, restaurants festival in Dublin.
The first event of its kind, a few days long Vegan Foodie Festival is coming to Dublin’s Vegan and Vegan Friendly restaurants!
Interactive and unique festival that connects people to vegan & vegan friendly business.
24th-27th January attendees will enjoy new menus or discounted prices menu from: ( LIST IS UPDATING ALL THE TIME! )
The Bombay Pantry ( all branches )
McGuinness Take Away
Brother Hubbard North & South
The Electric Vegan
The Hungry Mexican
DiFontaines – Authentic New York Pizzeria
Steps of Rome
Bliss Bites Bakery
The ThunderRoad Cafe
What The Falafel?
Sova Vegan Butcher
The goal of Vegan Foodie Festival is to introduce people to new vegan things and places while stimulating vegan friendly local business, build greater public awareness through participation, find unique ways to promote vegan products, increase sales for vegan & vegan friendly restaurants, while offering something different for foodies in the city.
We want to create more demand for vegan food and products!
Vegan Foodie Festival will take place in few best vegan & vegan friendly local establishments.
Foodies will walk from one place to another to try new delish dishes & they will be asked tag us and restaurant on fb / instagram and vote what’s best they ate that day to vote for best dish !
Cost- €2.75 donation plus cost of food
Children’s event– Seedlings Workshops: Sewing Someone to Love
Location- The arc Dublin, 11a Eustace Street
Description- Our Early Years Artist in Residence, Lucy Hill explores handmade crafts in this engaging workshop for ages 2-4. Part of the TradFest Children’s Hub 2019
Inspired by Tradfest we are returning to the idea of making our own handmade toys – bringing our very own softies to life using lots of lovely material scraps, ribbon, googly eyes, wool and fabric markers.
With help from your grown-up and a sewing machine (you can work the pedal!), do your own designing, stuffing, add eyes and maybe a tail, it will be a unique one of a kind, just like you!
Ideal for getting little ones (and their grown-up!) imagining and creating together.
Location- D-Light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street
Description- Four Hours Gong Meditation
Our sound meditation will take place in D-Light Studios in Dublin. It will start at 8pm and will finish at midnight. There will be two people running this meditation – Anna and Michael. They are both qualified sound therapists.
WHAT IS GONG MEDITATION
Gong meditation is a unique type of sound practice that involves using therapeutic sounds and vibrations of gongs to promote the ability of self-healing. This practice is also sometimes referred to a “sound bath” as gongs are not emitting one sound or key as known in modern music but rather a wall of sounds and frequencies resonating with all objects in its range, especially participants. Attendees often describes their experience as being “immersed” in sound waves.
Sound therapy has long history of being use to manage a broad range of health conditions. The treatments are based on the understanding that all forms of matter – including our body’s cells – vibrate at different frequencies. Factors such as stress, depression and disease cause cells and organs within our bodies to vibrate at changed frequencies.
Gong sound therapy has been practiced for thousands of years in sacral centres, shamanic experiences or healing rituals. Today we know that gong baths can help reduce stress and liberate emotional blockages. Some tones are promoting vitality and healing, and also to increase happiness by reducing stress. Sound therapies has been shown to relieve a number of problems, including pain, loneliness and depression.
The gong works have a clearing effect on emotional issues, breaking up limiting and negative thought patterns, and as a result, is an excellent therapy option for stress related issues, such as light depression, anxiety, helps to return to once-balance and connect back to ourselves.
It is effortless state of relaxation, deeply rejuvenating for our bodies and cells, and it may promote unblock emotions. Everything you see around you is vibrating at a frequency, whether we realise it or not. Sound frequencies can affect us on a cellular level, influence how we feel and function. Sound healing practices uses vibrational sound and frequency to enhance happiness, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace and well being for better health.
Number of healthcare clinics and addiction centers are offering sound therapies such as gong meditation, singing (Tibetan) bowls to help manage various ailments is growing globally. Music therapy is now frequently offered in clinical settings such as hospitals, clinics, and hospices.
How is gong meditation practiced?
Individuals who perform gong baths usually do it while lying down on their backs. To make yourself comfortable, bring a meditation mat, a pillow and a blanket when attending a gong meditation. All that’s required is for you to lie down in a comfortable position. The gong is initially played very softly. As the meditation session progresses, the volume is increased gradually. And since the purpose of the meditation gong sound is purely therapeutic, the volume is never amped to unbearable levels.
The gong playing technique is changed frequently to avoid sustaining a fixed, monotonous rhythm. This results to entrainment, a process in which brainwave frequencies change. Your brain first achieves the Alpha brainwave state that exists in frequencies lying between 8 and 12 Hertz. Alpha brain waves are associated with feelings of relaxation. In this state, individuals experience daydreams, associative thinking and elevated imagination. This is quickly followed by an influx of Theta brainwaves. Theta waves fall within the frequencies lying between 4 – 7 Hz. Activities related to theta brainwave state occur either when you’re deep in meditation or during REM sleep.
What you need to bring?
Everyone is asked to bring warm blanket,yoga mat (or something that will make it comfortable and warm when laying on the floor) and a pillow.
You can have your own intention /prayer in heart and all of them will be included make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing like sweat pants or leggings and bring water with you.
Anyone with a Pacemaker, epilepsy, schizophrenia or pregnant are not permitted to attend the sound meditation. No alcohol or any other psychoactive substances are allowed on the day for your safety.
Tickets €40 per person paid at the door or €35 when booked in advance .
Please arrive 15 minutes early
Children’s event– Ceili Family Fun
Location- The National Wax Museum
Description- Temple Bar Tradfest is a favourite part of Irish culture at The National Wax Museum Plus! It gives us a chance to shake it out Irish style with all the Trad Kids! On Saturday the 26th the Irish Writer’s room will be transformed into a traditional celebration of the Irish Céilí. There’ll be craic agus ceol and some Irish Dancing lessons amongst some of the most traditional Irish Writers this January.
Staff will be on hand to teach the little ones a few jigs and reels!
Cost- €31 per family
Location- The Liquor Rooms, 6-8 Wellington Quay
Description- Join us on January 27th to hear Bob Dylan’s ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ like you’ve never heard it before.
At this intimate listening party, the classic album will be played from start to finish on high-quality vinyl on a spectacular sound system, provided specially for this event by Cloney Audio.
There will also be an in-depth expert panel discussion about the album’s production, recording and legacy. Dylan fans, this event is not to be missed!
Children’s event– Give Trad a Try 2019
Location- The Arc, Eustace Street, Temple bar
Description- Have a go at playing traditional music on one of a range of instruments at our popular drop-in sessions for beginners. Part of the TradFest Children’s Hub 2019
Suitable for beginners or newcomers to Irish music, each participant will enjoy a short 15 minute introduction to playing one traditional instrument and complete a simple musical task on that instrument. Participants will get a certificate of participation at the end of the session.