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HAPPENINGS:

Tuesday, 21st August, 2018 7:00pm
HAPPENINGS:

The Leo Halpin & Supporters’ Great Cappagh Walk will take place at 4pm on Sunday, August 26 at Oldtown

HAPPENINGS:

The Leo Halpin & Supporters’ Great Cappagh Walk will take place at 4pm on Sunday, August 26 at Oldtown

Leo Halpin Walk

The Leo Halpin & Supporters’ Great Cappagh Walk will take place at 4pm on Sunday, August 26 at Oldtown in north county Dublin.

A firm fixture on the events calendar of the hospital’s fundraising arm – Cappagh Hospital Foundation - the day promises fun and entertainment for young and old alike, including free children’s entertainment, farmers’ market, home baked bread, cakes and scones, a vintage car display and more.

The walk will be followed by a family BBQ kindly sponsored by SuperValu Balbriggan. For information contact Leo Halpin on 087-2435040.

Back-to-school event

A FREE back-to-school event will take place at Clarehall Shopping Centre on Saturday, August 25 from 1pm to 4pm.

Meet the Clarehall Shopping Centre chef who will have plenty of healthy tips for your children’s lunchboxes. There will also be Facepainting on the day.

Parkrun

All walkers and runners are welcome to take part in parkruns every Saturday at 9.30am at a number of local venues including Tolka Valley Park, Poppintree Park, St Anne’s Park, Fairview Park, Darndale Park, Father Collins Park, Newbridge Demesne and Ardgillan Demesne. 

Parkrun is a timed 5k walk/run and is a completely free to participate community-based, volunteer-led initiative, and a great way to meet people and keep fit.

Junior Parkruns for four to 14-year-olds take place on Sundays at a number of venues over a 2km distance. For further details and to register, visit www.parkrun.ie.

Grand Slam Walk

The first ever Grand Slam Walk, from Malahide RFC to Greystones RFC is taking place on Sunday, August 26. This walk is a fundraiser for the IRFU Charitable Trust Funds to raise badly-needed funds for the 34 paralysed players in Ireland that the IRFU charity helps.

The walk leaves Malahide RFC at 6am and aims to be finished before 6 pm in Greystones.

It’s a beautiful coastline walk through Sutton, down by Clontarf and then along the coastline of Sandymount and Blackrock and finishing in Greystones.

There will be jump on and jump off points at different DART stations along the route for people who can only do sections on the walk. See irfucharitabletrust.com for details.

The Public Image is Rotten

A behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s most influential and controversial characters comes to the comes to Irish Film Institute (IFI) on Saturday, August 25, at 8pm. This documentary reveals John Lydon’s – aka Johnny Rotten - trademark acerbic wit and unpredictable candour. Former and current bandmates, as well as fellow icons like Flea, Ad-Rock and Thurston Moore, add testimony to electrifying archival footage.

Who do you think you are ?

Do you want to trace your Family History? The Genealogical Society of Ireland is holding a series of open days where you can explore the opportunity and resources to start tracing your family history. The society will host four information briefings on August 22 and 25 in the Genealogical Society, Loughlinstown Leisure Centre. All are welcome to call in any time between 10am-5pm for this free event.

Ranelagh Arts presents

Shakespeare in the Park returns with The Comedy of Errors (in association with Ranelagh Arts Centre and the Stanislavski Acting Studio) promising hilarious fun for all the family in one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies on mistaken identity, falling in love and family misunderstandings. Madcap confusion unfolds in this laugh-out-loud tale of bad behaviour, finding love and future happiness. A 'mini-tour' takes in Merrion Square Park on Wednesday, August 22 at 2pm and Dartmouth Square on Thursday, August 23, also at 2pm. 

Event Day

Childhood and all that it means will be highlighted in a special Event Day to be held in Dún Laoghaire on Saturday, August 25, as part of the Heritage Week celebrations. It will include a host of activities ranging from important presentations and speeches to children’s games and archaeology digs. Creative Writing Workshops will take place in the Lexicon Library, while an Archaeology Dig for Children, Childhood Games, Seanachi storytelling and music will feature in the grounds of St Michael’s Church. All events are free but booking is required for some through Eventbrite.ie. Full details of Event Day are available on: www.museumofchildhood.ie

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