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June Community Guide

Written by on 01/06/2019

Dublin South City Ability Programme

The Ability Program 1

The Ability Program 2

Dublin South City Ability is a new intitative, lunched in June,  that assists young adults aged 18-29 who experience emotional, psychological and mental health challenges to find suitable education, training and employment. It also encourages them to take part in community life. DSC Ability Guidance Workers will work with atendees on a 1:1 basis.

To find out more or to make a referral, please contact the Ability Programme on (01) 4732196 or email [email protected]

Visit  – dublinsouthcitypartnership.ie

Sustainable Gardening Course


Learn how to live more sustainably, plant and manage your garden for wildlife, propagate your own plants (save money) and meet like-minded people. With time split between walks and talks, classroom discussions and practical sessions. Sessions will focus on alternatives to spraying, planting for bees, the benefit of trees, wildflower gardens, urban food production, hedgerows and much more.

Book by sending an email to [email protected] with ‘De Courcey Square’ in the subject line. Choose either Monday or Tuesday sessions. Dates are below.

Mon 3rd June | Mon 10th June | Mon 17th June | Mon 24th June | Mon 1st  July

Tue 28th May | Tue 4th June | Tue 11th June | Tue 18th June | Tue 2nd July

28th May – 2nd July
De Courcey Square Community Gardens
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Africa Day

Africa Day

Africa Day is designed to celebrate the continent’s unity. In some African states, it is a designated national holiday, while in diverse cities – such as New York, London and Washington – academic gatherings and cultural showcases mark the day.

Activities will include a football tournament in the Adamstown Astro pitch, a panel discussion on African history and lot’s more.

1 June 
Adamstown Community Centre

Info  – africaday.ie


Public Speaking Group

Public Speaking

Public Speaking Club – meeting chaired by Stephen Kane. Meetings held in the Exhibition Room at Rathmines Library on the first Thursday of every month at 11.00am (except August). No booking required.

6 June, 11am
Rathmines Library

For further info –    01 4973539 /   [email protected]


Scrabble Club


Scrabble Clubs meet in two branch libraries (Ballymun and Cabra) on a weekly basis. Days and times do vary (see below) so it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance.

Ballymun Library – Ballymun Library Scrabble Group: a group of adults who meet in the library to play scrabble every Tuesday from 11.00am to 1.00pm.
Tel. 8421890 or email [email protected]

Cabra Library – ‘Scrabble Club’ for adults every Thursday from 3.00pm to 4.30pm.
Tel. 01 869 1414 or email [email protected]



ChildVision Annual Garden Party 2019

Child Vision

At ChildVision there is activities for all 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 a bargain plant or two, visit ‘Pets Corner’ and see if you can spot the Fairies in our Fairy Village.

8 June , 12:00 – 4:00pm
ChildVision Centre,  Drumcondra
Adult €5 / FREE for children , OAP , blind & sighted

Info/ Tickets   – eventbrite.ie


1.5k Family Fun Colour Run for Suicide Awareness

Family Fun Colour Run

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.

This is a fundraiser for Suicide Awareness D15,  organised by Safer Blanchardstown, in partnership with Ger Conroy Fitness and Foroige.

8 June , 1:00pm– 5:00pm
Millennium Park,  Blanchardstown

Info/ Register   – eventbrite.ie


Dublin Kite Festival

Dublin Kite Festival

Kite flying is an ideal activity in Dublin, especially with our windy weather conditions, and is an ideal activity for both young and old. The Kite Festival is always a guaranteed great day out. The festival attracted attendees from all over the country, brandishing an array of kites ready to take to the skies and beautify the Dublin skyline with a jumble of colour.  There is free entertainment all day long ensuring attendees enjoy a carefree afternoon reliving childhood memories of kite flying whilst having fun with friends and family.

9 June , 11:00am – 6:00pm
North Bull Island

Info   – dublinkitefestival.ie


Blooms Day


Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.

Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places and establishments referenced in the book.

11 -16  June
Various locations, Times & Events. Some are FREE and some require tickets.

Info / Tickets   – bloomsdayfestival.ie


ReCreate Family Fun Day

ReCreate Family Fun Day

ReCreate invites you and your family to Corkagh Park for a fun filled afternoon of making and creating. To celebrate the national day of creativity and culture for children and young people, the ReCreate team will bring an array of creative activities to this beautiful green space. Be curious and inventive together with materials such as wool, plastics, fabric and foil and celebrate ReCreate’s first Family Fun Day for Cruinniú na nÓg 2019.This free event is supported by Creative Ireland – South Dublin.

15 June , 12pm – 5pm
Corkagh Park, D22

Info   – recreate.ie


Soundscape – Immersive Multisensory Experience for Children With Autism

Soundscape – Immersive Multisensory Experience for Children With Autism

Enjoy a space where children can wander freely and explore a variety of sights, feelings and sounds. Sound artist Slavek Kwi and performer Niamh Lawlor guide children and their families on a sensory and immersive journey unique to the moment, which responds to the ability of the child. Children are invited to connect with and make sound with the artists. Families can experience how sound and music, combined with tactile experiences, can help children with communication difficulties relate to the world around them in new ways.

Each session is for two families only, so be sure to book by email to avoid disappointment.​​​​​​​ Please state any access needs upon booking and we will tailor the workshop to your family.  Send and email to [email protected]

Session 1 – 10.30am-11am;  Session 2 – 11.10am-11.40am;  Session 3 – 1pm-1.30pm; Session 4 – 1.40pm-2.10pm;  Session 5 – 3pm-3.30pm;  Session 6 – 3.40pm-4.10pm;

15 June
Cabra Library

Info / booking  :   helium.ie    [email protected]



Intercultural Day

Intercultural day

Intercultural Day will take place on 20th June 2019 in Killarney Court Community Hall, Upper Buckingham Street, Dublin 1, at 10:30am. There will be many activities to enjoy on the day.

20th June, 10:30am
Killarney Court Community Hall,  D1


Further info – neic.ie

Stoney Batter Festival

Stoney Batter Festival

Stoney Batter Festival

The Stoneybatter Festival is a celebration of the local community and the creativity that surrounds us here in the heart of Dublin 7.  Friday  evening 21st June at 7:30pm will mark the launch of the Festival with the Lord Mayor of Dublin followed by events in local pubs, shops and businesses.

21 – 23 June,
Stoneybatter , Dublin 7

Info   – stoneybatterfestival.ie


Flavours of South Dublin

Flavours Of South Dublin

Flavours of South Dublin Food Festival is coming back for its third edition! This unique family-friendly food festival showcases the very best cuisine from South Dublin, and aims to highlight the diversity and vibrancy of the food culture in the county. This year again, Flavours of South Dublin Festival will bring together wonderful restaurants and eateries from the area; with cultural and crafts on display, a demo kitchen and lots of children and family entertainment.

23 June, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Rathfarnham Castle

Info   – sdcc.ie


Flavours of Fingal

Flavours Of Fingal

Flavours of Fingal County Show is an unforgettable farm, flowers, food and family fun experience in the beautiful surroundings of Newbridge House & Farm. The Farm section of the show will feature livestock competitions, equestrian and dog trials, and vintage farm machinery. Meanwhile the food village, based in the Walled Garden of Newbridge House, will offer an array of favourite local foods, crafts and musical entertainment, expert classes, tastings and more!

29 – 30 June, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Newbridge House and Farm

Info – flavoursoffingal.ie

Dublin LGBTQ Pride


The annual pride parade and festival has grown from a handful of people to become one of the biggest and most popular events in Ireland. Assembling on O’Connell Street and Parnell Square on Saturday, June 29th, 7,000 people from over 150 different groups with floats and marching bands and colourful costumes and lots and lots of noise will lead out the Parade.

29th June, 1:00pm
Starting @ Garden Of Rememberance

Info – dublinpride.ie

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