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Songs of the City

Central Library, Wednesday 1 May at 1pm  

Lunchtime concert performance with singer songwriter Martin Hansard. 

Beneath the Clock

Rathmines Library, Thursday 2 May at 6pm

Celebrate Poetry Day Ireland with poetry readings by members of Rathmines Writers' Workshop.  

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.

The Notabelles in Concert

Rathmines Library, Wednesday 8 May at 7pm

Concert performance by The Notabelles.  Enjoy Barbershop Hits of the 1950's. The Notabelles are an all-female group who sing a capella style.

Jazz Guitar Lunchtime Concert

Central Library, Thursday 9 May at 1pm.

A musical treat awaits as The Acoustic Guitar Duo perform magical jazz pieces. 

Down Memory Lane

Central Library, Monday 13 May at 1pm

Take a walk down Memory Lane with an interative presentation on old Dublin using photos from the collections of Dublin City Libraries. 

Basic Irish Language Course

Pearse St Library, Monday 13 May at 6pm

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

World Dance Music

Pearse Street Library, Tuesday 14 May at 1pm 

Classical Guitar Lunchtime Performance with Boyle Tobin Duo.  

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.

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.