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  • Entertainment


Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 7:00pm

Darkness into Light

With just days to go until Darkness into Light on May 11, the event organisers, Pieta, proudly supported by Electric Ireland since 2013, are calling on as many people as possible to join them to raise much need funding and awareness for the prevention of suicide and self-harm and the promotion of positive mental health.

To join the thousands of people around Ireland who are taking part in this year’s Darkness into Light 5k walk, go to


Some of the world’s leading health and fitness experts will descend on Dublin this May for WellFest 2019, Europe’s largest outdoor health and wellness festival. It takes place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on May 11/12 and features 15 stages, over 150 health and fitness experts, a vast array of talks, workshops, cookery demos and workouts, and a dedicated schedule for children at the WellKids area. Weekend tickets for the festival costing €79 are on sale from

Just Guff 

Theatre Company Hot Potato Productions presents ‘Just Guff’, by Jim Ward, on May 9 and 10 at 1pm in the Connolly Hall Theatre, Liberty Hall.

Set in a small Post Office, retired political hack Seán T muses on a life misspent in local politics and, over the course of a day, a series of revelations turn a life of certainty in the old monoliths on its head for the protagonist.

Cast includes Michael Irwin, Colette Devaney, Anne Ronayne and Vera Kilgallon.  

Tickets are available on the door and in advance, phone 01-8588217/email The cost is €10 (ticket only) or €15 (includes tea/coffee and sandwiches).

Stepping Out

O’Connell Musical Society presents ‘Stepping Out’, a comedy play with music and dance by Richard Harris (by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd), in the Sean O’Casey Theatre, St Mary’s Road, East Wall on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 8th, 9th and 10th, at 8pm. 

Tickets are €12. Group booking price is available. Phone 089-6024856 or email: for booking details.

Swords Quiz Night

A fun table quiz in aid of St Francis Hospice takes place every Monday in the Estuary Pub, North Street, Swords starting at 10pm. 

Why not go along, test your knowledge and enjoy the craic? It’s for a very good cause!

UCD Show Off 

Final year Master students from UCD School of Architecture are hosting an exhibition that represents a chronological exploration of their architecture studies, including drawings, sketches and models. From 1st year to 5th year, the work on display will demonstrate how the class of 2019 have developed as Ireland’s future architects. Show Off is open to all, from prospective students to the wider community. 

The exhibition runs until May 12  in the dlr Lexicon.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is celebrating its 10th year of touring the UK and Ireland, bringing over 100 adrenaline-packed shows to almost 60 venues from January - May 2019.

The tour features two different collections of brand-new films from the world’s most intrepid film- makers, starring pioneers and explorers tackling extraordinary expeditions in the wildest corners of the planet.

It comes to the National Concert Hall on Wednesday May 8 and Tuesday May 14. Tickets costing €16 (concessions €13.50) from

Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

Ireland’s most exciting and diverse theatre festival returns to the capital from May 6-19, kicking off the summer season with 21 world class performances from the four corners of the world, across five stages for two glorious weeks.

The Festival creates new opportunities for visibility and affirmation for existing and emerging gay artists and theatrical works.

For full details see ;

Jando exhibition

Julie and Owen McLoughlin, the duo behind multi award winning Dublin printmaking studio, Jando, have launched a new exhibition of their work at the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street. The exhibition, which runs until May 12, features some of their most acclaimed pieces including the award winning Liberty Moon print and the iconic Landmark collection. Jando’s work is fresh and modern, with a strong emphasis on kineticism and the playful use of colour.


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