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The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival is once again pleased to present Lá Idirnáisiúnta na mBan or International Women's Day. Continuing our compliance with current regulations we will be showcasing "Ban Na Leithinse" or Women of the [Read more...]


International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day Lá Idirnáisiúnta na mBan Sunday 8th March 2020 On Sunday 8th March The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival will celebrate International Women’s Day in the Community Centre. Our celebration of the day begins at [Read more...]

International Women’s Day2020-03-01T18:32:38+00:00

Newbridge House Experience


The Newbridge House Experience includes a FREE guided tour of Ireland’s only intact Georgian house. You are then free to follow the new interactive discovery trail through the courtyard, paddocks and pastures of Newbridge Farm. The [Read more...]

Newbridge House Experience2019-07-25T05:59:17+00:00

Where Did You Get That Hat?


Where Did You Get That Hat? Hat Decorating Workshop Join us in the Parish Hall, Donabate On Thursday 5th September 11.00 – 1.00pm And embellish your lovely chapeau for the “Good Old Days Concert” in Donabate [Read more...]

Where Did You Get That Hat?2019-07-23T17:42:29+00:00

Drama @ The Brook


Lunch Hour... I'm delighted to welcome Louise Foxe as MANAGERESS, Eimear Regan as GIRL, and Jim Smyth as MAN, all three new to the Donabate stage.GIRL and MAN meet up for Lunch Hour at an unusual [Read more...]

Drama @ The Brook2019-07-22T12:09:52+00:00

Children’s Willow Weave Workshop


This workshop is for 9-12-year-olds. We will be making a traditional harvest love knot from straw and a willow head garland for both boys and girls. Both these skills teach the children that nature can provide [Read more...]

Children’s Willow Weave Workshop2019-07-22T10:50:33+00:00

Blooming Fabulous


Reva makes flowers in any style from any material. She reuses materials and makes bouquets from wedding dresses and memory makers from other materials. At this workshop you will be shown how to make a rose [Read more...]

Blooming Fabulous2019-07-22T10:42:25+00:00

Children’s Bodhrán Workshop


Beginners Bodhran Workshop Age: 9 - 12 year olds CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT Learn the bodhran in fun friendly group setting. Learn the basics of the heartbeat of traditional Irish music. Bodhran fundamentals, jigs [Read more...]

Children’s Bodhrán Workshop2019-07-15T16:36:25+00:00

Children’s Tin Whistle Workshop


Beginner's Tin Whistle Workshop with Éamonn Galldubh Ages: 9 - 12-year-olds CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT Learn tin whistle fundamentals in a group setting. This workshop will cover basic technical aspects of the instrument and [Read more...]

Children’s Tin Whistle Workshop2019-07-15T16:27:11+00:00

Drama @ Café Natural


Lunch Dates - a selection of scenes in a cafe setting, first dates, blind dates, speed dates, something for everyone! Café Natural on Saturday 7th. September at 4.00pm. Cast: Julian Nolan, Clíona O’Dea, Christina Fahy, Jim [Read more...]

Drama @ Café Natural2019-08-23T18:49:27+00:00

Martello Tour 2


Tour 2 starts with a historical Walk and Talk along the Cliff Walk in Portrane led by local historian and author Peadar Bates. Starts at 12.00 noon sharp. Hidden away in North Dublin, is Portrane’s lovingly restored [Read more...]

Martello Tour 22019-07-10T18:33:39+00:00

Martello Tour 1


Hidden away in North Dublin, is Portrane’s lovingly restored Martello Tower & Gardens. Explore two centuries of history encased in 8ft thick stone walls built to withstand maritime attack by Napoleon. Tour is given by experienced guide [Read more...]

Martello Tour 12019-07-10T15:59:17+00:00



Harvest: A Tribute To Neil Young will play Keelings, Donabate on Thursday 12th September - celebrating the best of the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter. Donabate residents, Sean O'Leary and Alison Blood (O’Leary) are members of the band. [Read more...]


P.P.A.I. Exhibition


We are delighted to announce an exhibition of award-winning photographs on loan from the Press Photographers of Ireland. This exhibition features photographs from some of our best-known press photographers. The 2019 exhibition features 101 prints and [Read more...]

P.P.A.I. Exhibition2019-07-07T13:05:29+00:00

Art & Photography competition.


The Bleeding Pig is staging the Amateur Art & Photography Competition for the second year, as a result of a fantastic response to last year’s Competitions. The Sponsor of both Competitions is Ray O’Rourke of Easy [Read more...]

Art & Photography competition.2019-06-17T16:03:48+00:00

Take a Walk on the Wild Side


Take a Walk on the Wild Side… Biodiversity Beach Walk & Talk with Hans Visser Biodiversity is the shortened form of two words "biological" and "diversity." It refers to all the variety of life that can [Read more...]

Take a Walk on the Wild Side2019-07-16T17:26:59+00:00

Gala Concert


This year's Gala Concert in St. Patricks Church, Donabate sees the return of some old favourites alongside new acts which we hope you will all enjoy. Back again are The Young Dublin Symphonia, Navan Community Singers, [Read more...]

Gala Concert2019-08-03T11:42:10+00:00

Sing A Song


Sing A Song or Singalong Venue: Shoreline Hotel, Donabate. Tower Singing Circle Smyth's Crew The NoName Band

Sing A Song2019-05-06T12:39:01+00:00

Exploration Dome


Exploration Dome – Pop Up Planetarium The mobile planetarium is designed to explore science, astronomy, geology and geography in a fun and interactive way. It provides a fully mobile digital planetarium dome with astronomy and science [Read more...]

Exploration Dome2019-07-16T06:48:00+00:00

Festival Launch


Launch Thursday 5th September Venue The Brook, Portrane------- The newly formed Comhaltas Leithinis Donabate Portrane is going from strength to strength. The group has a wide range of musical performers and will be starting [Read more...]

Festival Launch2019-07-29T16:05:00+00:00

Church of Ireland tour


During the tours of the Church of Ireland church in The Square, Donabate, Brian Scott will guide visitors through the historic interior and exterior of this fine building which dates back to the 13th. century. The [Read more...]

Church of Ireland tour2019-05-04T19:44:23+00:00

Art workshop


From our Peninsula to Outer Space!  Join artist Robert Shaw for a unique opportunity to see how our Peninsula has inspired his 20 year career as an artist. His paintings hang on walls across the world and even [Read more...]

Art workshop2019-08-27T17:31:26+00:00

Film Festival


The Bleeding Pig Film Festival is back for its fourth edition from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th September in its usual venue Keelings of Donabate and there are some exciting new changes afoot this year. The [Read more...]

Film Festival2019-09-01T08:21:57+00:00



Mokhuhanga - Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop for Beginners. Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock print) is a beautiful, ancient printmaking technique dating back to the 8th Century. This one-day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with some [Read more...]


Basket Making


Basket Making Workshop. Come explore your creative side and discover one of the world’s oldest crafts. In this beginner basket-making course, Ronan and Elaine from Newgrange Willow Design will introduce you to the basic techniques and [Read more...]

Basket Making2019-04-30T22:01:01+00:00

The Good Old Days


The Good Old Days come to the Peninsula during The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival Work is well on the way organising the themed concert during The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival in September. The Concert is based [Read more...]

The Good Old Days2019-08-04T06:53:38+00:00
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