Five events you can enjoy locally this weekend

Five events you can enjoy locally this weekend

By Aura McMenamin

Stuck for plans this weekend? There are plenty of events happening locally this weekend and into next week (some kid-friendly) that won’t put you too out of pocket.

From a morning mountain walk to Irish classes, to watching new emerging playwrights, there is something for everyone in the county.



Spend the morning in the mountains

If you’re looking for a guilt (and alcohol) free way to enjoy your weekend, then a walk in the Dublin Mountains is the best way to do it.

The Hazel House cafe in Rathfarnham is hosting a Saturday morning mountain walk in Tibradden followed by lunch in the restaurant.

The walk is two hours so bring warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes. €15 is payable on the morning of the walk or online here:

Tenderfoot is showcasing young talent

The Civic Theatre is holding the last day of its young writers showcase tomorrow (Friday, January 27). 

Tenderfoot is The Civic Theatre’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students in South County Dublin.

According to the Civic Theatre, Tenderfoot brings “15 original plays, written by 15 to 16-year-old playwrights, [which] provide a unique glimpse into the world of our young people articulating their experience and their reality.”

The last showings are tomorrow at 10am and later at 7pm. Tickets are €10 and can be booked online here

There are a number of local schools participating: Assumption Secondary School in Walkinstown; Coláiste Cois Life in Lucan; Collinstown Park Community College in Clondalkin; Holy Family Community School/Rathcoole; Lucan Community College; Moyle Park College in Clondalkin; Old Bawn Community School in Tallaght and Tallaght Community School.

Clean up Sean Walsh Park with the Litter Mugs

2018’s first clean up of Sean Walsh Memorial Park in Tallaght takes place on Sunday, January 28. 

The monthly clean up, organised by the Litter Mugs, will kick off another year of maintaining the park’s beauty

The group is meeting on Sunday at the bottle depot by the council offices in Tallaght at 10am.


Practice your Irish in Clondalkin

If you want to practice your cúpla focal then you should head along to the Aras Chrónain Irish Cultural Centre in Clondalkin’s Irish conversation group next week.

The group kicks off on January 31 and runs from 7pm to 8pm and every following Wednesday night.


Tallaght Cancer Support Group

The Tallaght Cancer Support Group is inviting people who have survived cancer or have had a loved one affected to meet, and sing, with each other.

The group wants people to indulge in the joy signing as they heal. The group’s next rehearsal takes place in the Rua Red in Tallaght on Wednesday, January 31 from 11am to 1pm.


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