Local family event guide – Friday 20th – Thursday 26th April 2018

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Local family event guide – Friday 20th – Thursday 26th April 2018

There are many fun activities happening over the next week for you to enjoy.
Please check that they are still running before setting out, as sometimes even the best events have to be postponed.

 

MOXIE – Trad Gigs for Children

Don’t miss your chance to catch a young band at the forefront of new Irish trad music in a series of special concerts for young audiences of all ages. Part of MusicTown 2018

Fast becoming a festival favourite around the world, MOXIE are building a reputation for their highly charged live performances, brimming with youthful vitality.

Featuring banjo, guitar, accordion, keyboard and percussion, MOXIE’s music has a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounds of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences creeping in. Their heady and distinctive sound puts them at the forefront of the new wave of acoustic Irish music.

MOXIE first played to sold-out audiences of children at The Ark during TradFest 2017. Since then they have performed several gigs for children at venues around Ireland.

When Friday 20th at 10,15 and 12,15 Saturday 21st at 2 and 4pm
Where The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Dublin 2
How much? €12.50
Ages suitable for all ages
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Bake off in Aid of Temple Street

All money raised goes direct to Temple Street Hospital and there will be a prize for the best cake donated.

When Friday 20th April from 11am – 3pm
Where Lloyds Pharmacy Ringsend
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Family Yoga

Family Yoga is an unique way to tighten your family bonds. Creative Yoga games, activities, poses and stories will awaken your imagination and provide you with lots of creative ideas to use at home.

When Saturday 21st April at 3.30pm ** MUST PREBOOK**
Where Yoganamara Yoga studio, Strand House, South Strand, Skerries
How much? €12 per adult, €5 per child (kids from age 3 up) – Contact the studio on hello@yoganamara.com or 087 9927933 for bookings
Ages suitable forthe while family
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We would like to invite you to COME ALONG TO THE SPRING FAIR.

Saturday afternoon is perfect time to pop in and browse our various stalls, have a cuppa and a chat at this very special community event.

• Specialty Handmade Chocolates
• Handmade Jewellery
• Handcrafted Journals & Cards
• Unique wall art & kid’s decoration.
• Clothes and accessories for children
• Indian food cookery class info
• Craft demonstrations
• Art Instillation
• Educational & Community Information
• Young entrepreneurs
• Homemade Cakes
• Tea & Coffee
• Plants sale
• Sample some international delicacies
• Popcorn Machine
And more!

This is an event for adults and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult & must be supervised at all times.
For more information you can email us on tyrrelstownsocialclub@gmail.com

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Hair Braiding classes 

Do you find it difficult to create different braiding styles for your daughter? No problem we have found a solution for you!!!!
Here at Be Unique salon and academy we will hold hands on on mother daughter braiding classes. The classes will start in April and be held once a month. Limited places available. Follow us on Facebook for further details

When 21st April (Saturday) from 3pm till 5pm
Where V Styles, 1 Church View, Lower Main Street, Lucan
How much? I couldn’t see a price
Ages suitable for everyone with longer hair and their parent (not sure why they say mum’s when dad’s do hair also!!
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Resilient Parenting with Dominic Cogan

Parenting in the 21st Century can be very difficult, with so many challenges facing us, who wouldn’t find some help and advice helpful?

Join Dominic Cogan on this intensive one day course introducing parents and caregivers to practical mindfulness tools that can build resilience in responding to the challenges of:

the anxious, worrying child
the angry child
the child with low self-esteem

Come and learn strategies that increase your own awareness of how you are responding to your child. Learn tips that will support your child in dealing with every day worries or in cooling the flames of anger.

Find time to reflect on ways you can build your child’s confidence and sense of self worth.

When Saturday the 21st April from 10am to 4.30pm
Where The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street, Dublin 7
How much? €70
Ages suitable for This workshop is primarily aimed at parents of children 4 – 12 years.
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dlr Spring into Heritage 2018

As part of the dlr Spring into Heritage season, you can visit attractions for free on the following days of the week. Some you can just turn up to and others need booking. Their website appears not to be working, so all info below was taken from Facebook. These tours run until May 27th.

MONDAYS TOURS:

JAMES JOYCE TOWER & MUSEUM:
Two Guided Tours 10.30am & 2.30pm
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All Tours are FREE.

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM OF IRELAND:
One Guided Tour at 11am
This tour must be pre-booked via the museum.
Email: bookings@mariner.ie
TEL: 01 214 3964
TEL: 01 280 0969
W: mariner.ie

TUESDAY’S TOURS:

CABINTEELY HOUSE:
Four Guided Tours
11am to 3pm with the last tour at 2pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All tours are FREE.

JAMES JOYCE TOWER & MUSEUM:
Two Guided Tours
10.30am and 2.30 pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All tours are FREE.

WEDNESDAY’S TOURS:

JAMES JOYCE TOWER & MUSEUM:
Two Guided Tours
10.30am and 2.30pm
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All tours are FREE

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM:
One Guided Tour at 11am
This tour must be pre-booked via the museum.
Email: bookings@mariner.ie
TEL: 01 214 3964
TEL: 01 280 0969
W: mariner.ie

THE ORATORY DÚN LAOGHAIRE:
Four Guided Tours
11am-3pm on the hour with the last tour at 2pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All tours are FREE.

SEAPOINT MARTELLO TOWER:
Four Guided Tours
11am-3pm on the hour with the last tour at 2pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All tours are FREE.

THURSDAY’S TOURS:

JAMES JOYCE TOWER & MUSEUM:
Two Guided Tours
10.30am & 2.30pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All tours are FREE.

MARLAY HOUSE:
Four Guided Tours
11am to 3pm tours on the hour with the last tour at 2pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All tours are FREE.

FRIDAY’S TOURS:

JAMES JOYCE TOWER & MUSEUM:
Two Guided Tours
10.30am & 2.30pm
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All Guided Tours are FREE.

SATURDAY’S TOURS:

MARLAY HOUSE:
Four Guided Tours
1pm-5pm Tours on the hour with the last tour at 4pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All Guided Tours are FREE.

LAURELMERE COTTAGE, MARLAY PARK:
Two Guided Tours.
10am & 11am
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All Guided Tours are FREE.

SEAPOINT MARTELLO TOWER:
Four Guided Tours
1pm-5pm on the hour with the last tour at 4pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All Guided Tours are Free.

THE ORATORY DÚN LAOGHAIRE:
Four Guided Tours
1pm-5pm Tours on the hour with the last tour at 4pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All Guided Tours are FREE.

JAMES JOYCE TOWER & MUSEUM:
Two Guided Tours
10.30am & 2.30pm.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
All Guided Tours are FREE.
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Cherry Blossom Festival

A celebration of all things Japanese with exciting food sampling, cooking demonstrations, a competition to win 2 amazing family tickets including a VIP tour of the wonderful Japanese Gardens in Kildare. We will have free Culture talks on Japanese Pop Culture, Tips for travelling in Japan and all you need to know about Bonsai Trees. Please check our website for more details.
When Saturday 21st April 10am – 6pm
Where Asia Market 18 Drury Street Dublin 2.
How much? Free
Ages suitable for the whole family
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EXPLORER Family Workshops

Get creative together as a family, explore artworks with IMMA staff, and enjoy a hands-on workshop in the galleries.

When Sundays from 2-4 until May 27th
Where Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
How much? Free, just drop in
Ages suitable for everyone

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Two Little Frogs From Gorsty Knoll The Book Launch

S.B Morgan will be launching his new children’s book, Two Little Frogs From Gorsty Knoll. S.B. will be doing a reading and will be available to sign books purchased.

When Thursday April 26th from 6.30-9.30pm
Where Oil Can Harry’s, 31 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2
How much? Free, unless you’d like to buy a copy of the book
Ages suitable for everyone most welcome
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Pre book the events below for future family fun.

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox

Following on from the Sell-Out Success of Summer 2017’s James & the Giant Peach, this year Mill Productions will be bringing another Roald Dahl Classic to the dlr Mill Theatre stage in June 2017 – Fantastic Mr Fox!  This production will certainly end the academic year on a high note but it will book out fast so please book early! Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe, with Matthew O’Brien as Mr Fox and Evelyn Shaw as Mrs Fox and a supporting cast.

When 13th – 24th Jun at 2pm and 4pm
Where dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum Town Centre Dublin 16
How much? Full price:€16 / Children U12:  €14 / Family of 4:  €55 /Groups of 10+: €12 (to book a group please contact Box Office
Ages suitable for  ages 4+. Duration approx 1 hour with no interval.

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Donal Vaughan Science Magic

Triple-award-winning Irish comedian and scientist Donal Vaughan brings his hugely popular science and comedy show back to dlr Mill Theatre. With some brand new tricks and some old favourites too, learn about science using everyday objects and laugh your pants off while you do it. You too can become a science wizard and amaze your family and friends.

When Saturday 30th June at 2.30pm
Where dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum Town Centre Dublin 16
How much? €9
Ages suitable for children 5+ and their adults

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We hope that you have a great week.

ClapHandies PlayLabs  happen around the Dublin area during term time

If you have a baby, wobbler or toddler, why don’t you book and join one of our PlayLabs?

ClapHandies also run baby massage courses and First Aid courses 

If you are looking to organise a party, we offer PlayParty for 1-2-year-olds.

For 3, 4 & 5-year-olds we offer Classic Parties and children 6+ there are 4 great themed parties that school children seem to LOVE!

Take a look at RealPartyKids .

If you have an event you would like us to promote, please email marie@claphandies.com or message us through our Facebook page.

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