Saturday 10th March

Punch Lion presents: Silly Story Telling with Kevin Gildea (Comedy Cellar/Dublin Comedy Improv)

Silly Stories is a bunch of Silly Funny Crazy stories for 8 to 12 year olds. So if you are 8 to 12 or 12 to 8 come and have a big laugh. These are stories straight from the head of the King of Whacky. And there are plenty of laughs in between. Come and see Kevin and his award winning hair and forehead.

Recommended age: 8+

10/03     10am (Duration 40min)    Free
Charleville Mall Library (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)      Website | Twitter      Comedy


‘Going Wild along the Royal Canal with Eanna Ni Lamhna’

‘Going Wild along the Royal Canal with Eanna Ni Lamhna’ and it will be a guided walk along a man made waterway through Dublin city – pointing out the wildlife, trees and plants that are to be seen along this corridor of biodiversity. The walk will last for an hour and this is your opportunity to meet Eanna and ask all the wildlife questions that you have always wondered about.

Eanna Ni Lamhna is well known for her broadcasting work on the long running Mooney goes Wild radio programme and more lately on the Six o Clock TV3 television programme. She is the author of many wildlife books including Wild Things at School and Wild Dublin. She is the current vice-president of the Tree Council of Ireland. She is very firmly on the side of Wildlife and Biodiversity in this New World of Climate Change

10/03     10.30am      Free       Start Point – Main Entrance to Croke Park (Jones’ Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3)    Website | Twitter
Walk tour


Punch Lion presents:  Dan Dan the Great & Graeme (Comedy Magic)

Dan Dan The Great is a newly qualified magician, and Graeme (who tries to call himself Graeme Graeme to be like Dan Dan) is his assistant who’s also learning the trade from Dan Dan. Will Dan Dan and Graeme get to Las Vegas or will they never perform magic again?

Recommended age: 5+

10/03     11am (Duration 40min)      Free     Connolly House, Marino College (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1)      Comedy and Magic


Dance Workshop Library

Charleville Mall Library will host a family dance workshop led by Dance Artist in residence in the Five Lamps Arts Festival, Emily Kilkenny Roddy. Aimed at parents with young children (4-7 years) who like to move, this workshop will cater to both the parent and child, getting everyone dancing together in a fun and creative way.

As part of her residency she is working with local community groups including charities and schools. She is teaching dance and working with young people in Marino Secondary school and Ballybough youth project aiming towards a community performance. She is working with the SAOL project, making an exhibition work using movement to create large scale canvas paintings.

Emily is also teaching family dance workshops during the festival and creating a piece that will be performed by the canal entitled ‘Freight and Passenger’. She has organised for local dance school Francesca Arkins School of dance to feature throughout the event giving a platform for the schools talented students. Her residency also covers the overseeing, producing, guidance or helping of all the dance elements of the festival.

10/03     12am     Free     Charleville Mall Library (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)
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Donal Vaughan Science Magic

Prepare to enter the magical world of science. Forget Harry Potter, Donal is the real wizard. Join him as he does the impossible – always exciting, sometimes messy. Learn all about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part? You can do all the tricks at home using everyday household items. You too can become a science wizard and amaze your family and friends!

Recommended age: 5+

10/03     12pm (Duration 40 min)    Free      Connolly House (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1)     Website | Twitter      Magic show


Market and Picnic Mud Island

Spring Market and Community Picnic. Art, Craft and Photography, Clothes and Bric a Brac, Artisan Food Products, Vinyl and Books, Refreshments, Music and much more!

Bring food to share and eat together. Support local producers and get some unique gifts!

10/03     12-5pm     Free      Through the arch into Newcomen Court, North Strand, Dublin 3 (beside Cloud Cafe)     Website      Market


Royal Canal Day Out

All day events on the Royal Canal from Charleville Mall

Your captain is Jenny Wren and her barge will be the focus for local musicians and poets and performers as all day long from 12-6 there will be music and poetry and craic on the beautiful barge and tours on the barge, check the website for the line-up

Inland Waterways Association will run trips on the canal on their boat.

Adventure Sports will give displays.

East Wall Water Sports will do displays on the canal.

Update: Due to circumstances beyond our control we have to cancel the barge trips 10th March. We are really sorry about this cancellation. Please, look at Waterways Ireland ‘s website and Royal Canal Boat Trips for events in the future. We will have few small boats on the canal from 12 – 6 pm.

10/03     3-5pm    Free      Charleville Mall Library (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)
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Freight and Passenger

Freight and Passenger is a dance piece performed site specifically on the site of original inspiration, the lock gates located at Newcomen Bridge. Is choreographed and created by Emily Kilkenny Roddy with dancers Sibéal Davitt and Millie Daniel-Dempsey.

Inspired by the origins of the Grand and Royal Canal the piece explores the 200 year history of the canal, focusing specifically on the images created by the water, lock gates, aqueducts and other features to produce both structured rhythms and a freedom within the movement. It is important to celebrate our History in new and abstract ways.

10/03     1.30pm and 4pm    Free      Charleville Mall Library  (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)     Website      Performance


Quiet Tree

The Quiet Tree is a magical traditional music, storytelling, and puppetry performance for young children and their families.  

The creatures of Whistleberry Forest have discovered a little oak tree growing deep in the woods.  However, there are no birds singing, no leaves rustling, and no animals scurrying around its trunk.  This delightful music performance takes children and accompanying adults on an adventure through the forest where they explore musical instruments, sing, and dance, and help Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faolán the frog bring the little oak tree to life.

Age range: 2-5

10/03     2.30pm (Duration 45 min)      Free     Charleville Mall Library  (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)     Twitter | Facebook      Theatre


Walk along the Royal Canal with peter Clarke

An Excellent historical walk and rediscover old ground with the inimitable Peter Clarke. The walk  will reference places, people and events of historical interest along the course of Dublin’s beloved Royal Canal.

10/03      2.30pm      Free      Starting point: Blessington Street Basin (Dublin 7) Finish point: Charleville Mall (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)      Website
Walk Tour


Nothing by Outlandish Theatre Platform

Nine performers make a stop on the way from the womb to the tomb and have a conversation about nothing. 

Join us in the void. 

A performance made by participants of Open Theatre Practice supported by the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, the Department of Justice and Equality and Dublin City Council.

10/03    7pm      5€      Connolly House, Marino College (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1)
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Conversation Salons present: A Feast of Strangers

The Feast features a 3 course meal and is a celebration of conversation and connecting with people you might not usually get to talk to. We’re big believers in the pleasures and transformative possibilities of taking to people you don’t know…….talking to strangers. Over a three course dinner we invite you to strike up an interesting conversation with a stranger. You are seated in pairs with someone you have never met. You are each given a Conversation Menu of enticing thought-provoking questions to accompany your starters, main courses and dessert.

Hosted by Heather Bourke.

10/03     7pm-10pm    25€ BYOB (Booking essential Eventbrite)      Cloud Café (43 North Strand Road, Dublin 3)      Book now      Talk


Love in The Wild by Lisa Walsh

Ger Duffy is a dreamer. He mostly dreams about Grainne McManus. There is a hole in his heart from the day she disappeared out of his life. That was five years ago, when they were lovers and addicts together.

One day, Grainne’s Da turns up at Ger’s hall door in Ballymun. Ger assumes that she’s dead; that she has become another statistic to heroin. But the news is different and lights the flame of hope in Ger’s heart.

LOVE IN THE WILD is an emotional roller-coaster of a play that will make you laugh and will leave you, finally, in tears.

“Lisa Walsh has put human faces, emotions and dreams into the stories that lie behind the headlines” – Joe Duffy, RTE.

10/03    8pm    10€      Belvedere House (6 Denmark Street Great, Rotunda, Dublin 1)
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Bilingual Stand Up Comedy

We have a great lineup for this bilingual stand up comedy event, Aoife Dooley of the How to be Massive and How to deal with Poxes on a Daily basis, Giles Brody, Anne Noonan and her Son in the Mick and Mam show, and among others Aedin Darmody and Aine Gallagher

10/03    9pm    10€      Annesley House (70 N Strand Rd, Ballybough, Dublin 3)
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