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EVENTS 2022

Sept. 8th. – 18th.

FESTIVAL LAUNCH

Sponsored by: Tesco

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Festival Launch

“Polkas, Pipes and Passion”

The Festival Launch is back on Thursday 8th. Sept in The Brook, Portrane @9.00pm

Eamonn Galldubh and friends are back  providing the music and you provide the Craic!

The Festival Launch is back on Thursday 8th. Sept in The Brook, Portrane @9.00pm Eamonn Galldubh and friends are back  providing the music and you will provide the Craic! Eamonn Galldubh Eamonn Galldubh – uilleann piper Éamonn Galldubh is an All-Ireland champion with a teaching diploma from Comhaltas Ceoltóirί Éireann as well as a Maters degree in Music Performance with First Class Honours. He learned the traditional piping technique from Dublin pipers Ivan Goff and Mick O’Brien. Éamonn has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Clannad, Riverdance, Moya Brennan, Cara Dillon,Damien Dempsey, Druid Theatre and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.------- Alan Burke is an Irish singer and songwriter with a wide repertoire of traditional, Gaelic and contemporary songs, on stage mostly [Read more...]

Friday 9th Sept.

Adult Workshops

Fern therapies

Venue: STUDIO 2  Community Centre
Time: 12.00 – 3.00pm
Catherine Connolly, experienced Clinical Aromatherapist with Fern Therapies follows her excellent talk and demonstration at International Women’s Day with “Lotions and Potions” workshop. Each participant will blend and create his own unique natural products to take away. All raw materials – essential oils, butters, bottles, jars etc will be supplied.

Venue: STUDIO 2 Community Centre
Time: 10.30am. – 3.00pm
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 skills of willow weaving with step by step instructions. By the end of the session, you’ll have completed your own basket.

LAMBAY CINEMA CLUB

Date and time: 9th. Sept. 8.00pm

Venue: Parish Hall

Lambay Cinema Club presents “Licorice Pizza”  as our first film in a new season of films from this new venture on the peninsula.

Writer-Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s ode to the 1970s Californian teenager,

“Licorice Pizza” is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love. The film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love with potentially star-making performances from the fresh-faced leads. It is enjoyable, captivating, and chaotic with an eclectic supporting cast of interesting oddballs.

We will soon announce details of our scheduled screenings for the coming months so follow us on our Instagram and Facebook pages

@lambaycinema

facebook.com/lambaycinemaclub

Saturday 10th Sept.

Children’s Workshops

SHAMROCK BRICKS

Venue: Studio 2, Community Centre
Time: 1.00 – 5.00pm

Ireland’s Leading LEGO® experts, Shamrock Bricks, visit Donabate Portrane Community Centre with an exciting programme of Custom LEGO models, Scavenger hunts, Master builder competitions, Speed building competitions, Face painting and Vendors selling LEGO.

Shamrock Bricks

“Let’s Drum” – Children’s Workshop

Venue: Studio 1, Community Centre
Time: 11.00 – 12.00
5 -7 year olds, MUST be accompanied by an adult

Through games, activities and performing, our drumming workshops allow children to explore the percussion family, develop their understanding of rhythm, improve their rhythmical ability, and perform as part of a drumming ensemble. Our drumming sessions incorporate station learning and ensure that each child gets an opportunity to play a range of percussion instruments. Let’s Drum culminates in an end-of-workshop performance that combines the different rhythms and activities covered during the session together.

Sponsored by Keelco Donabate Town Centre.

Fingal Libraries Sensory Resources

Venue: Donabate Library
Time: 10.00 – 12.00 and 2.00 – 4.00

Fingal Libraries sensory resources will be on display. Children’s Occupational Therapists,  Mairead and Aoife Dempsey will be available to talk to people about them and demonstrate / explain how they can be used and to answer questions.   The Sensory Resources can be loaned out at a later date, if people have a library card.

Read more here

DONABATE LIBRARY EVENTS

Venue: Community Centre.

Date and time: Various

Saturday 10th September
11.00am – 12.00pm
Toddler Storytime with Sharon
Ages 0 – 5 years

2.30pm – 4.00pm
Nature Arts and Crafts Session
Ages 6 – 12 year olds

Saturday 17th September
Sarah Sparkles Stories and Songs
Ages 0 – 5 years

2.30pm – 4.00pm
Chess and Board Games Afternoon.
Ages 6 – 12 years

Booking required
Library on 01 8905609
Or
donabate.library@fingal.ie

Tour of Newbridge House to incl. ISL interpreter and visit to Farm

Venue: Newbridge House
Time: 10.00 am

Courtesy of The Bleeding Pig Cultural festival and Newbridge House and Farm a free tour of Newbridge House has been organised for Sat. 10 Sept. at 10 am sharp.LocationNewbridge House & Farm.Hearse Road.Donabate.Co. Dublinnewbridgehouseandfarm.comStep back in time at Ireland’s best intact Georgian mansion and experience our full “upstairs-downstairs” guided tour. Our passionate and knowledgeable tour guides will take you through three centuries of Irish history as you enjoy some fine examples of Georgian architecture and fine period Irish furniture. Learn about the Cobbe Family who resided at Newbridge House since 1747. See one of the most spectacular Georgian Drawing rooms in the country and explore one of few remaining ‘Cabinet [Read more...]

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PIZZA’ TRAD

 Sponsored by Dough Box, Portrane and ‘The Brook’

Venue: The Brook, Portrane
Time: 4.00 pm

A PIZZA ‘TRAD is the new Trad ‘n Chips! A big thank you to Pipers for all the years of Trad ‘n Chips, this year though we are moving up the coast just a little bit to The Brook, our new venue for dancing and music and to savour a new culinary delight! Don’t worry though the Cois Farraige Ceili Band are back again this year to bring some stability but hopefully no lack of movement on the road to young and not so young, experienced and not so experienced or like me with two left feet. Hope to see you all there.

Sunday  11th Sept.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

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“Sunflowers”

Venue: Studio 1, Community Centre.
Time: 1.00 -2.00 pm

Contemporary Irish Artist, Robert Shaw, whose paintings have been selected for the Fingal County Council Municipal collection, will hold a workshop for children

Robert Shaw – Born in Dublin – 1964   robertshaw.ie
Shaw trained at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design in the late nineteen eighties. He is native of Malahide, a coastal village north of Dublin city. Shaw’s studio was for nine years situated high on the most easterly point of Howth head.
From here he was inspired by the land and seascapes that stretch as far as the mountains of Mourne in the north, to the coast of Wales in the east. His work is also strongly influenced by the rich historical and spiritual heritage of the north Leinster coastline. Today he paints at his studio in Donabate and on the nearby beaches and shores.

Tours; Sunday 11th. Sept. and Sunday 18th. Sept.

Church of Ireland tours.

Venue: Church of Ireland, The Square.
Date: Sun, September 11.
Time: 3.00 – 4.00 pm.
Date: Sun, 18 September
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 pm.

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 only remnant of that first stone church, and the monastic community buildings that once existed around it, is the square tower, which served as its watch tower and belfry. Today a church that was built in the late 17th century and extended in the 18th century stands on the site. As you can see, one unusual feature of the present church is the sundial above the church door. Church [Read more...]

Go Fly Your Kite

Venue: Studio 2, Community Centre.
Times: Workshop 1, 1.00 – 2.00 pm— Workshop 2, 15.00 – 16.00 pm
5 – 11 year olds

Our in person workshops provide a great opportunity to learn, be creative and imaginative whether designing your own kite freehand or tracing a graphic onto a kite. We will discuss the arrangements well in advance with the coordinator. We normally set up 1 hour before your workshop time. We will require adequate space, shelter if outside, and the use of trestle style tables. The workshop can focus on a particular theme that can be suitable for the relevant age range. If the workshop is taking place indoors the use of trestle style tables may not be necessary as floor space can be used if suitable. The In person workshops allow us the opportunity to fly the kites with the participants, weather and location permitting.

Sing-a-Song or Singalong

Led by Alison

Venue: Shoreline Hotel.
Time: 7.30pm

Sponsored by The Shoreline Hotel

Sing a Song
sing a song or sing along

Mon. 12th. Tues. 13th. Wed. 14th. Sept

The Bleeding Pig Film Festival.

The Bleeding Pig Film Festival

Film Festival

The Bleeding Pig Film Festival is back for its fourth edition from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th September. This year the venue will change to St. Patricks Church of Ireland in The Square. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen and his staff at Keelings of Donabate for their years of hospitality and welcome to The Bleeding Pig Film [Read more...]

What’s on.

Thursday  15th Sept.

TAI CHI ON THE GREEN, with Mario and Declan
Portrane Green, 11.00 am

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What is Tai Chi? The question most asked by many as they watch the graceful movements of practitioners of the art.

The forms taught by Declan Jones and Mario Mc Cormick come from the Yang style via the lineage of Master John Ding and Master Charles Thackberry .
Declan Jones with 25 years experience with Tai Chi Master John Ding while also studying many other related practices of Shotokan and QiGong.
Mario Mc Cormick 20 years with master Charles Thackberry while also studying the related practices of Reiki, Aikido and yoga.

In the west Tai Chi is taught primarily for its meditative and health benefits, it’s also known as “Taijiquan”, casually referred to as “Tai Chi” – which is a deep, meditative, internal Chinese practice. At its original core, it is a martial art but is nowadays commonly practiced and taught in a manner that strengthens and promotes the mind/body health of the dedicated
millions – who practice it daily around the globe.

Tai Chi on the green is every Thursday from 11 pm to 12 noon ( it’s free) all are welcome.

Tai chi is also on Wednesdays from 10.30 to 11.30 in The leisure centre and is run by the active age group.

Community Well.
The Community Well – “ Press Pause – Mindfulness and Compassion with Laura” – 6.30 – 7.30pm – 10 people

BOOKED OUT

Santoria

Sponsored by; Roughan & O’Donovan, civil, environmental and structural engineering.

15th. Sept.  Keelings @ 9.00pm

Santoria are a Professional Irish Neo-Soul outfit fronted by Vocalist Lynsey Mckeon-Smith & Multi-Instrumentalist Shane Smith.

The band have performed a large number of shows across Ireland, including venues such as The Roost Maynooth, The Court Yard Leixlip, Raheny Inn, Quinlan’s Clondalkin, The Olympia Theatre, Trinity Rooms, INEC Killarney, The Button Factory, Whelan’s, Sky Venue and Croke Park, as well as the Women’s Wini Marathon, RocknRoll Marathon and Dublin City Soul Festival.

Overseas, the group have also performed in locations such as Mexico, Los Angeles, New York and the UK.

Leading lady Lynsey also appeared as Special Guest vocalist with the Hot House Big Band, a 17-piece Jazz Orchestra with residency in The Mercantile in Dublin.

santoria.ie

Friday  16th Sept.

GALA CONCERT

Friday 16th September, St. Patricks R. C. church @8.00pm

Sponsored by; Progressive Credit Union

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 Dublin String Quartet, David Scott, Blanchardstown Brass Band and Skerries Ukuele Strummers. Venue; St. Patricks Church, Donabate. Friday 16th. Sept. 8.00pm. Dublin String Quartet is one of Ireland’s finest string quartets and is available for weddings, receptions, functions and corporate events. Based in Dublin, we provide a reliable, friendly and professional service, always aiming to meet your individual requirements to make your event memorable. The members of our quartet perform regularly with RTE National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and the Orchestra of the National Concert Hall, and distinguished artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Hayley Westenra. Blanchardstown Brass Band, Dublin is one of the oldest bands in Ireland. The band have been performing at events and venues around Dublin and beyond for 186 years now. After being established in 1826 as the St. Brigid’s Brass & Reed Band, the name was changed in 1971 to reflect the all-brass nature of the band. We are always on the look out for new players, especially experienced players, who may be interested in joining, just visit our website for further details. The band is committed to [Read more...]

Saturday 17th Sept.

Art Demonstration

Venue: Studio 1, Community Centr
Time: 11.00pm – 12.30pm

“From Sea to Sky”

Local Artist Robert Shaw will hold and adult art demonstration and talk in Community Centre.
Robert Shaw – Born in Dublin – 1964   robertshaw.ie
Shaw trained at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design in the late nineteen eighties. He is native of Malahide, a coastal village north of Dublin city. Shaw’s studio was for nine years situated high on the most easterly point of Howth head.

From here he was inspired by the land and seascapes that stretch as far as the mountains of Mourne in the north, to the coast of Wales in the east. His work is also strongly influenced by the rich historical and spiritual heritage of the north Leinster coastline. Today he paints at his studio in Donabate and on the nearby beaches and shores.

Donabate Quilters

Exhibition of Quilts

Venue: Church of Ireland
Time: 11.00pm – 4.00pm

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donabate quilters
donabate quilters
donabate quilters

Mol an Oige

Mol an Óige Date and Time Sat, 17 September 2022 13:00 – 14:00 Location Community Centre, Donabate Groups taking part Drama [Read more...]

Drama @ Community Centre

Short play by Noelle Date and Time Sat, 17th. September 2022 15:00 – 16:00 IST Location Cafe @ Community Centrel, Donabate

A NIGHT AT THE CASINO

Venue: Balcarrick Golf Club.
Time: 9.00 – 12.00 pm.

"Shaken, not stirred" For one night in Sept. you too can imagine you are part of the Casino Royale set. Shuffling your chips, ordering your vodka martini shaken, not stirred just like Bond..James Bond, this time though closer to home in Balcarrick Golf Club amid the sand and trees surrounding the bunkers. The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival presents 'A Night At The Casino', a fun night at the blackjack and roulette tables. Sit down with your chips under the watchful eye of the croupiers and dealers. Place your bet and watch the croupier spin the wheel, hold your breath is it red or black...Jackpot. Maybe [Read more...]

Sunday 18th Sept.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Take a Walk on the Wild Side… Biodiversity  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 be found on Earth (plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms) as well as to the communities that they form and the habitats in which they live. Hans Visser is the Biodiversity Officer with Fingal County Council. In his capacity as ambassador for all things biological, Hans is passionate about his subject, and his enthusiasm for his topic is contagious. This Years talk revolves around Turvey Island Nature Reserve near Donabate in north Co Dublin. The nature reserve is a 220-acre local authority owned park that was bought in the 1970’s but designed and built by the local community. This included 30,000 trees planted by local schools over the past 15 years. It was farmland but has now been turned into an area that has grass and wetlands, wildflowers and other habitats. Hans Visser, Biodiversity Officer at Fingal County Council said there are a lot more species in the area now and this is [Read more...]

Exhibition of Paintings, Photographs '16
Exhibition of Paintings, Photographs '16

Art Exhibition

Venue: Parish Hall
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival would like to welcome back our regular art exhibitors and any new artists who would like to display their work in the newly refurbished Parish Hall.
This exhibition has been a regular feature of The Festival for many years and a great place for artists to display their work.

‘In The Beginning’ A short play by Donabate/Portrane Dramatic Society

Singing Session – led by Tower Singing Circle

Venue: The Brook, Portrane

Time: 2.00pm

Tower Singing
September Miscellany '15

September Miscellany

Date and time: Sunday 18th September. 11.30 am Venue:  Church of Ireland

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 [Read more...]

Martello Tour 2

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 [Read more...]

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