Local family event guide – Friday 17th – Thursday 23rd August 2018

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Local family event guide – Friday 17th – Thursday 23rd August 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.

 

Disney Concert for Families

Join Judith Lyons for a special family performance of some Disney classics in the atmospheric setting of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Dress up definitely encouraged!

When Saturday 18th August at 2pm (running again on Saturday 21st at 1pm)
Where St Patricks Cathedral
How much? Free but registration required here.
Ages suitable for the whole family
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An afternoon to celebrate Diversity and Togetherness!
A Flags Parade, Music, Face-Painting, the Friendship World Cup, “Your Rights Are Working in Stone” Workshop, and much more!!!

When Saturday 18th from 1pm-6pm
Where Mountjoy Square Park, D1
How much? Free
Ages suitable for everyone
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Heritage Week: Sharing Stories at the Dead Zoo

What animal on display has plastic horns and who has the largest antlers in the world? Join zoologist, Sarah Sarsfield, on a tour of stories from the Dead Zoo.

When Saturday 18th August at 12pm and 2pm
Where National Museum of Ireland, Merrion Street (Natural History)
How much? Free, No booking required, places limited and allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts. Not wheelchair accessible.
Ages suitable for children 8+
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Heritage Week Story Trail: The Myths and Legends of Ireland

Go on a Story Trail of the Museum to learn about the myths and legends of Ireland including ‘The Salmon of Knowledge’ and ‘The Táin Bó Cúailgne’. Discover how some of Ireland’s archaeological artefacts feature in Ireland’s ancient stories. Collect your trail at Reception, fill it out and make sure to bring it back if you would like to be in with a chance to win a special prize!

When Saturday 18th, drop in between 2-4pm
Where National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street (Archaeology)
How much? Free No booking required. Meet at Reception. Partially wheelchair accessible
Ages suitable for families
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Drop-in family workshop

Join in the weekly drop-in workshop, where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects.

Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish.

When Sunday from 11.30-1.30pm
Where National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2. Meet in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the Atrium.
How much? Free, drop in and enjoy
Ages suitable for children of all ages
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Family-friendly tour

Join us for a special tour designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers.

Our aim is to make the artworks fun and engaging for kids, and to welcome families and visitors of all ages and encourage them to feel comfortable in the Gallery.

All welcome; no booking necessary.

When Sunday 19th August 12.30 – 13.15
Where National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk
How much? Free, everyone welcome
Ages suitable for children and their guardians
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Bark in the Park sponsored dog walk

This years Bark in the Park sponsored dog walk in Tymon Park on Sunday 19th August will take place at a new starting location. This years event will start from Tymon Park North Entrance (beside the playground) and we’re calling on all our four-legged, furry friends and their human familiy to come along to take part.

You’ll enjoy an afternoon of fun, laughs and plenty of barks and we’re super excited to be partnering with Positive Dog Training who will be hosting some family friendly dog classes and training demos as well as fun games for everyone to enjoy!

STARTING TIMES:
The classes and demos kick off at 2pm.
Our sponsored walk barks off at 3pm.
Come early, bring a picnic and enjoy the fun, games and meet new doggy friends!

STARTING LOCATION:
Beside the playground at the Tymon Park NORTH Entrance.

There’ll be music, games, raffles and very exciting dog competitions to find the Dogs with the Happiest Smile, Waggiest Tail, Shiniest Coat, Best Bark and Best Overall Dog. Is your dog up to the challenge? Our dog competition prizes and participant goody bags are generously sponsored by our Bark in the Park sponsors MAXI ZOO IRELAND.

We’re delighted to welcome the fantastic @philipmurrayphotography to snap some awesome photos of all the gorgeous doggies!

Don’t miss out, register today to take part and help us raise awareness of our services and raise money to support our work.

Pets need our help so we need yours.

When Sunday 19th from 2pm
Where Tymon Park , Dublin
How much? Free
Ages suitable for dog lovers of all ages!

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Tuesday Kids Drop-by Activities

Kids, Join us for fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden! Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art.

When Tuesdays until August 28th at 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm, 3.30pm. No Bookings. First Come, First Served.
Where National Botanic Gardens of Dublin, Glasnevin
How much? Free
Ages suitable for All children and their adults
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Heritage Week: African Stories & Tails

Join Storyteller, Adekunle Gomez, from the African Cultural Project and Africa Institute in Ireland and discover where stories come from, including the tails of a monkey, elephant and sea turtle!

When Tuesday 21st at 11am and 12pm
Where National Museum of Ireland, Merrion Street (Natural History)
How much? Free, Pre-booking essential. Please book by contacting educationnh@museum.ie or calling 01 6486 316. Not wheelchair accessible.
Ages suitable for families
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Family Workshop; Sculpture

Become a sculptor and see the world in 3D! Explore the statues of Saint Patrick and others with artist Anouk Sallansonnet and be inspired to make your own sculpture of Saint Patrick.

When Tuesday 21st August at 11am
Where St Patricks Cathedral
How much? Free
Ages suitable for 7-14 year olds. Admission is free but registration is required.

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Family Workshop; Exploring Medieval Life

Join family workshop facilitator Katherine McCormack for a fascinating, hands on workshop exploring life in the medieval cathedral.

When Wednesday 22nd August at 11am
Where St Patricks Cathedral
How much? Free, but you must register here
Ages suitable for 6-12 year olds
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Heritage Week: The King and the Arctic Fox

What was a king doing in the Museum in 1913 and what did the Arctic Fox find during his mission in 1851? During this hands-on session, discover the stories behind two of the largest carnivores on display.

When Wednesday 22nd drop in between 11am – 1pm
Where National Museum of Ireland, Merrion Street (Natural History)
How much? Free, No booking required but there may be short waiting time. Not wheelchair accessible.
Ages suitable for children 8+

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Heritage Week : Brilliant Brooches!

There are some beautiful brooches to be seen at the National Museum of Ireland, from the famous ‘Tara’ Brooch of Early Christian Ireland, to brooches worn by Viking women, and even brooches given to show love in Medieval times. But what stories can these brooches tell about the people who made and used them? Find out by popping into the Museum and then make your own brooch to take home!

When Wednesday 22nd drop in between 12-2pm
Where National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street (Archaeology). Located in Learning Resource Room, First Floor. Not wheelchair accessible
How much? Free, no booking required
Ages suitable for families with children 6+
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Heritage Week – Pop-up Chat: What is Falconry?

Meet Ellen Hagen from the Museum of Archaeology at the University of Stavanger, Norway for a quick chat in the Irish Room about Falconry; the history with emphasis on the Vikings, the technique and the story of Farah the saker falcon

When Thursday 23rd at 12.30pm
Where National Museum of Ireland, Merrion Street (Natural History)
How much? Free. No booking required. This talk will be 20 minutes long and based in the Irish Room beside the bird of prey cabinet. Wheelchair accessible.
Ages suitable for Adults & Children 7+

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Opera in the Open

Opera in the Open is an initiative of Dublin City Council that presents live performances of operatic work in the open air in Dublin City Centre

August 23rd Gaetano Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)

When 1pm on Thursday’s
Where Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
How much? Free
Ages suitable for everyone can enjoy
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Woodland Magic

Woodland Magic art workshop  with artist Olive Knox.

When Thursday 23 August, 11am-Noon
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? €6To book your place, please register via Eventbrite, here.
Ages suitable for 3-6 year olds
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SUMMER FAMILY WORKSHOP – Mornings at the Museum

Have some creative family time during the summer school holidays. Children and grown- ups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together.

When Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 10:00 ‐ 11:00am running until Wed 29 and Thu 30 Aug
Where IMMA, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
How much? Free
Ages suitable for everyone
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Children’s Workshop: Budding Botanists

Ever wanted to start your very own dried plant collection? Get great tips and discover how you can become a plant collector! Join our guides on an expedition through the Botanic Gardens, identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing your very own flower press. If you like, you can also create some beautiful botanical designs with our pre-dried plants.

When Thursday 23rd August at 11am
Where National Botanic Gardens of Dublin, Glasnevin
How much? Free, although you must book Call (01) 804 0319 / 857 0909 or email botanicgardens@opw.ie.
Ages suitable for 6 and up
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Pre book the events below for future family fun.

The Big Sun

The Big Sun art workshop with artist Kathryn Maguire.

When Thursday 30 August, 11am-Noon
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? €6 – To book your place, please register via Eventbrite, here.
Ages suitable for 3-6 year olds
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Musical Picnic with the ECO Band: Familiar Tunes with a Jazz Twist

Join us for a family picnic lunchtime concert where we bring the outdoors indoors with some great music and other fun activities.
Come early and meet the musicians, try out some instruments, and have some fun with musical face-painting! Then come into the John Field Room to enjoy our interactive family concert and hear some familiar tunes with a classical twist.
When Saturday 25th August, 1.00pm. Foyer activities from 12.15.
Where The National Concert Hall – Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
How much? How much? Adults €12, Child: €10, Family Ticket (family of 4): €37, Young Maestros: €8 Picnics €5 per person
Ages suitable for
the whole family
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Early Years Workshop for 1-3 Year Olds

Trees, Aloes, Ducks and Arks!

Have fun looking and making interspersed with song and rhyme during this four week course forwith artist Frances Coghlan.

When Thursdays 6-27 September, 11am-Noon
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? €22 To book your place, please register via Eventbrite, here.
Ages suitable for  1-3 year olds
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Shorts for Wee Ones – for culture night

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. These short films from a whole host of countries, including Sweden, France, Russia, Germany, Switzerland…
For audiences aged three and older, we’re delighted to present a variety of short tales about going on adventures, making friends, trying out new things and learning new skills. We watch a hungry tiger find a tasty meal (and eat his carrots) and learn how a big, old bear finds his singing voice. A little boy has to save an adventurous fish during a water shortage, and someone desperate to go to sleep learns that there is music all around (whether he likes it or not!).
All these short films are in English or are dialogue-free (except for one with one word of German – and it’s very easy to understand!). These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience as well as moving image literacy.

When 4.30pm on Friday 21st September
Where Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
How much? Free, but must be booked here
Ages suitable for children 3-7 years 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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