Location- EPIC Irish Imigration Museum, CHQ Building
Description- As part of TRANS-FUSION Festival Ireland, EPIC is delighted to welcome TENI – Transgender Equality Network Ireland chair Sara R. Phillips to host this fascinating talk charting the history of the Irish Transgender diaspora.
In recent years, Transgender people have stepped out of the shadows and and are beginning to participate fully in Irish society. But did you know that there have been Transgender individuals in Ireland for over 250 years? While many remained on the Emerald Isle, some individuals felt they had to emigrate in order to live their true identity. In conjunction with EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, The TRANS-FUSION Festival, the Irish Trans Archive and TENI, Sara R Phillips will provide a fascinating look into the lives of many of these individuals over the past 250 years, while also charting the journey of Trans rights in Ireland over the past 30 years.
Children’s event– St Mochta’s Parish Family Funday
Location- Luttrellstown Castle, Castleknock
Description- Another day of Fun at the Castle, live entertainment all day, Market place, Pony Rides, Auld Style Carnival, Archery, Amusements and much more…
NEW! Health and Wellness Area: Yoga, Flower Arranging Displays, Physio, Massage and more…
Marketplace – Stall of treasure both new, old, fun and fresh – everything goes! If you are interested in taking stall space please message us.
Big BBQ, & refreshments provided by Luttrellstown Castle Resort.
KIDS AREA – Punch & Judy, Face Painting, Toddler Play Area –
Kiddies Funfare & Bunji Trampolines
Old Style Carnival: crack the coconuts, smash n’ distress, Footie and more
Mini Leagues Tournament/Puck Fada: local GAA clubs
Tug o War & much much moreTickets are available in St Mochta’s Parish Centre or at the gate on the day.
THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AND EVERYONE WELCOME
Cost- €10 per car/family.
Event– Swap shop pop up
Location- MVP, Upper Clanbrassil Street
Description- Looking to refresh your wardrobe but don’t know where to start? You are looking for more sustainable solution to your clothing habits and have a low budget?
We have a solution for you! Just follow these 6 steps and you will relook your wardrobe in only two hours 😉 Wanna bet?
Step 1. Look into your wardrobe and select all the items you have not worn for a while just because you don’t love them anymore. Beware, they need to be clean and wearable!
Step 2. Bring them with you to the MVP in Dublin 8 on the 4th of June. Someone else might love to have them!
Step 3. Get a token in exchange to any clothing item donated
Step 4. Use your tokens to get new clothes and give them a second life.
Step 5. Have a drink, sit back and relax. It’s time for a chat, there will be loads of lovely people at the event
Step 6. Go home happy with new clothes
Clothing items might be clothes, shoes or accessories and jewellery. The only requirement is that they are clean and wearable.
There will be a donation box if you run out of tokens. All items that did not get a second chance will be donated to a local charity shop after the event.
The event is free but donations are always welcome. They help us organise always more events and have unique speakers talk during our festivals and pop ups!
There will also be access to the bar downstairs at the MVP, they do amazing drinks with no straws 🙂
You like the concept and want to take part? We are always looking for volunteers! The best part in volunteering at a swap shop? You get the first dibs on any item you like…. Send us a quick message to join the team, we know you want to!
Children’s event– ASD Friendly Sensory Storytime
Location- Lucan Library
Description- Join Sharon Curran (MSEN, Ba Mont ED, Dip Hort) in Tallaght Library for a fun, interactive sensory story time. This event is tailored specifically to meet the needs of children with ASD. For ages 5-10 years.
Location- Sophie’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace, 33 Harcourt Street
Description-Keen to learn the Art of Aperitivo? Immerse yourself in the Italian culture of aperitivo at our cocktail making masterclasses, held on Terrazza Peroni at Sophie’s. Dublin’s newest rooftop experience, Sophie’s has been reimagined into an Italian summer experience, with music, masterclasses, delicious food and the best view of the city!
So, what exactly will you receive?
Let’s start off with a Peroni welcome drink.
Shared antipasti boards will be brought out, delicious Mortadella, Parma Ham, Chorizo, Dips & Bread. The perfect pairing with your drinks!
Then learn how to make aPeroni inspired cocktail, taught by an expert Peroni Italia Master of Mixology. Refreshing and delicious. Great for sipping with your mates, al fresco, in the sun.
Sophie’s is the ideal spot to while away a summer evening. Watch the sun go down, enjoy some great bites and refresh yourself with some ice cold Peronis. Once the sun goes down, things get toasty with blankets. Lounge on the amazing day beds and keep the summer night going.
Children’s event– Ruaille Buaille – Early Years Music Workshop (1-2 yrs)
Location- Lucan Library
Description- For 1-2 year olds, involving song, movement, various instruments, cuddly animals and fun!
Book one ticket per child attending. Parent/guardian to attend also.
Location- Pallas Projects 115-117 The Coombe
Description- Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Tadhg Ó Cuirrín—Lift Yourself the fourth exhibition of our Arts Council Ireland funded 2019 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.
It isn’t hard to see, ooh
The hangups we have today
Said we need to strive for more liberty
Lift yourself up on your feet, let’s get it on
…and I was thinking of a mountain that was once an ocean.
Wait, what? No.
There are other worlds (they have not told you of)
My dad used to tell me you could see Hybrasil from our house on a fine day. My mom reckoned it was only Mt Brandon.
I read somewhere the last day that there’s a moving island made of plastic in the Pacific Ocean. A kind of plastic Hybrasil. Every colour, every shape. Opaque, then translucent. Beautiful and terrible. A monument to our own intemperance and our love of convenience.
Do you think you could go there? Like is there enough to walk on?
Mountains and valleys and so on. Ups and downs, peaks and troughs. I could stand and watch the hollow hills expand and contract like a pair of lungs in a Junior Cert science experiment.
The sounds fall in to my mind. Like rustling. Like breathing. The lungs of the world. World of the lungs. A big bag of slippery lungs.
There are other worlds. (They have not told you of)
I’ve always believed I could see things other people couldn’t, ya know? Elements falling in to place. A design. A shape in the chaos of things.
I mean who knows man? What is the diameter of the earth? Why is the earth not a cube? Where are we really?
You don’t know right?
I’m just asking questions.
I just want to hear all sides of the story.
What if they’re lying to us?
Children’s event– Ruaille Buaille – Tunes for Tiny (2-4 yrs)
Location- Lucan Library
Description-Join tin-whistle and uilleann pipes player Thomas Johnston for an early years music workshop packed with interactive tunes and songs that little ears and voices will love.
There will be lots of singing and dancing, and there might even be an appearance by some of the creatures of Whistleberry Forest. Everyone gets an instrument and everyone gets to join in. This is live music making at its most fun and a great way to enjoy music-making together that your family can continue at home!
Please book a ticket for each child and adult attending.
Location- Dublin 2
Description- Discover the best wine bars in Dublin with a guided wine and tapas tasting trail that is steeped in local flavour. Learn about the vast world of wine in a relaxed and fun atmosphere with other wine lovers and enthusiasts. Wine trails are suitable for those who are already in love with the world of wine and those who are just beginning to appreciate it.
Children’s event– Ruaille Buaille – Whistleberry Tunes
Location- Lucan Library
Description-Fun and engaging tin-whistle workshop – developed especially for children ages 7+.
A workshop for anyone who would like to learn basic skills and Irish tunes on the tin-whistle.
This workshop can also be continued online in Thomas Johnston’s ‘Whistleberry Tunes’ series of fun and engaging online lessons developed especially for children. Access codes to access this course for free will be distributed on the day.
Bring your own tin-whistle OR buy one for the special price of €3 on the day.
AGES: 7 – 100 (yes, one hundred!)
Location-Blanchardstown, Millennium Park, Millennium Park, Coolmine
Description- Safer Blanchardstown, in partnership with Ger Conroy Fitness and Foroige, is proud to promote this 1.5K family fun run as part of our Safer Together Summer Festival.
The event is a fundraiser for Suicide Awareness D15 . We have adopted the idea from the popular ancient Hindu festival of Holi, which is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal.
This Family Run promises to be great fun for people of all ages and don’t worry the powder is made from cornstarch and is completely non-toxic. The wearing of glasses/sun glasses/ goggles is advisable to avoid getting powder in your eyes as it may be unpleasant but not an irritant, a drop of water will sort it out.
So please support this very worthy cause and sign up today for just €5 and take part in the Family Fun Color Run. Watch out for posters advertising Safer Together Summer Festival 19 where there will be lots of free activities for children and information for adults. All proceeds going directly to Suicide Awareness D15
Children’s event– ChildVision Annual Garden Party 2019
Location- Childvision, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra
Description- Join us for our annual thank you for our families, friends and wonderful donors.
There will be something for everyone in the family including Pony Rides, Bouncy Castles, Ice Cream, Strawberries and Cream. Learn to ‘Braille Your Name’, join in ‘Explore the Senses‘ Workshops, pop by the Garden Centre for bargain plant or two, visit Pets’ Corner and see if you can spot the Fairies in our Fairy Village.
It’s a fun, free day for young and old, blind and sighted!
All welcome…bring your friends.
Event– Mr Boylesque Ireland 2019
Location- Button Factory, Curved Street
Description- Azaria Starfire & The Miss Burlesque Ireland team are proud to host the FIRST EVER Mr Boylesque Ireland event.
Join us in the Button Factory, Temple Bar on Sunday, June 9th to see the cream of Irish boylesque talent take to the stage and battle it out across three categories to win the crown and the title of ‘Mr Boylesque Ireland’
This promises to be an evening of wild entertainment & ferocious talent.
Children’s event– St. Anne’s City Farm – Family day
Location- Dublin City Farm and Ecology Centre, All Saints Road
Description- St. Anne’s City Farm is open free to the public every Sunday.
Morning session 10 am to 12 pm
Afternoon Sessions 1 pm to 2.30 pm
Please book the whole family in, tickets are free!