5 Things to Do This Week

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5 Things to Do This Week

3 May – 9 May – Our top 5 things to do this week

Hopefully everyone is having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and excited about the imminent lifting of restrictions. We have to stay put for another short while. But fear not… We have lots of lovely online events to keep us entertained this week. Here’s our pick of what’s on…..

FESTIVAL: Bealtaine Festival

Bealtaine Festival is Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Taking place throughout the month of May, there is a superb variety of online events to be enjoyed. You could try your hand at making an origami mandala. Or you could take a virtual visit to an artists studio or enjoy an online concert. Check out the link below to see the full programme of events.

Link: Bealtaine Festival

FESTIVAL: May the 4th Be With You

Lightsabers at the ready! Join the Skellig Coast online for a 4 day ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival. An online celebration of all things Star Wars for fans across the globe to commemorate the Star Wars Universe and it’s link to Skellig Coast.​
​This year the festival will bring fans together online to celebrate the galaxy far, far away with a host of fun events for all-ages taking place online. Join in and watch 100 of the best fan made films in the world. Chat to the directors, watch some of their pre-recorded interviews with stars from the Star War universe, learn how to make a storm trooper costume and join in with the ultimate Star Wars Quiz. On now!

Link: May the 4th Be With You Festival

THEATRE: This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

This on demand audio stream is suitable for young audiences 8+.

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Finegan Kruckemeyer, is presented by The Everyman and Graffiti Theatre Company as part of Play It by Ear, a programme of shows performed on The Everyman stage, and available as an audio stream. Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought Vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.

Link: Everyman Cork

HISTORY: ‘Admirals for a Day’: Take-over of the KIldare Street club by the anti-Treaty Republicans in May 1922

This Wednesday evening, Cormac O’Malley will read an unpublished humorous but historic vignette written in 1935 by his War of Independence father, General Ernie O’Malley, called ‘Admirals for a Day’.

Following the reading, Cormac O’Malley and Charles Lysaght will discuss the takeover of the Kildare Street Club (KSC) by Republican soldiers in May 1922 just before that start of the civil war. They will then talk about the background of the Kildare Street Club, what happened in the immediate aftermath of the takeover and how the Free State government reacted to those events including compensation. The conversation will be moderated by Dr Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library of Ireland. This is a free event.

Link: National Library of Ireland.

CHARITY: Darkness into Light 2021

For the second year in a row, Darkness into Light is staying socially distant. Join Pieta and Electric Ireland for a special Darkness Into Light sunrise on May 8th. You can give the gift of hope to those impacted by suicide and self-harm. Join in any way you can – walk, swim, bike or simply share your sunrise moment.

Link: Darkness into Light

Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of the current HSE Covid -19 guidelines at all times.

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