Bealtaine

Sound Bath Meditation

Kevin Street Library, Tuesday 21 May at 1.30pm

Coinnect to your creative self with this Sound Bath Meditation workshop. Facilitated by Simone Meschnig, Sound Therapist, Yoga and Meditation teacher. Be immersed in the beautiful sounds of Tibetan Singing bowls, Gong, Drum and Chimes. 

The Days of the Showbands

Showbands Photo Central Library, Ilac Centre, Tuesday May 7th at 1pm. This lunchtime presentation by Dr Joe Kearney and PJ Cunningham will take an affectionate look back at the golden age of the showbands and their impact on Irish music culture.

Walking the Camino Santiago

Drumcondra Library, Thursday 30 May at 6.30pm

In this talk Andrea Ryan will cover the history of the Camino, how to train, how to cover the mileage and will recommend tips and hints on how to get the most from your journey.

Greyhound on Train - play by Carnation Theatre

Cabra Library, Tuesday 28 May at 2.30pm
Ballymun Library, Wednesday 29 May at 11am


The War of Independence story that no one has told. Meet four women, not ordinary women, but fghters in a struggle to achieve Irish Independence. This play is a jolt back in time to a turbulent period in Irish history. The title refers to the code used by Bridget Fitzpatrick, a central fgure in the Knocklong Ambush. Greyhound on Train is based on the real testimonies of these four extraordinary women.

Sustainable Eco Crafts workshop

Walkinstown Library, Tuesday 28 May at 11.30am

Learn how to live without plastic and create homemade personalised eco gifts from cordial to Japanese wrapping.

Card Making and Découpage

Phibsboro Library, Thursday 23 May at 10.30am
Raheny Library, Thurday 30 May at 10.30am ***FULLY BOOKED***


Learn to create beautiful and distinctive cards for all occasions. Materials provided – all you need is a little patience and plenty of imagination!

The Séamus Ennis Field Diary 1942 - 1946

Finglas Library, Wednesday 22 May at 6.30pm

A talk by author Ríonach Uí Ógáin, Director of the National Folklore Collection, UCD. A Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebration event in partnership with Séamus Ennis Arts Centre.

Poetry and Prose Readings

Kevin Street Library, Thursday 16 May at 6.30pm
Founded in 1990, Rathmines Writers’ Group has been home to hundreds of writers. For Bealtaine, original members will read from the work of their departed friends, some poems inspired by them, and maybe a few new ones.

Gardening for Mind, Body and Spirit

Dolphin's Barn Library, Wednesday 15 May at 6.30pm

Horticulturalist Aoife Munn looks at ways to garden which provide the most benefits through healthy eating, using the garden for mindfulness and creating your own therapy garden to ensure you reap all the benefits.

Basic Irish Language Course

Pearse St Library, Monday 13 May at 6pm

This five-week course is designed and taught by tutors from Gaelchultúr.

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