Top 5 events in Dublin Monday 17th February

Happy Monday folks! We at Babylon Radio know that a good start can make or break your week, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 events happening in Dublin tonight. 

With storm Dennis still knocking over bins and whistling down our chimney’s, your best bet today is to stay cosy. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top indoor events which will keep you occupied while the last of this storm blows over. 

Restorative Yoga & Slow Flow

We all love a slow start to our day, why not try a slow start to your week? Leader Valentina offers a restorative yoga practice which involves meditation, conscious breathing, and dynamic poses designed to relieve stress and encourage relaxation. If you’ve ever wondered about the science-backed benefits of yoga, check this out.

Where: Dublin Wellness Centre, 28 William Street South, Dublin

When: 6.50pm – 7.50pm

Price: €10 on eventbrite or €12 at the class. 

Poitín Masterclass 

Poitín is an integral part of Irish identity and history. Bar 1661 in Dublin is the only cocktail bar on the island of Ireland that specialises in this classic Irish delicacy. If you’re baffled by this Gaelic word, check out this article which explains all you need to know about it. This event includes a welcome “Belfast Coffee”, followed by a guided tasting tour which incorporates four different poitíns and delves into each of their histories. 

Where: BAR 1661, 1-5 Green Street, Dublin

When: 6pm-7pm

Price: €25 here

Monday Night Comedy Improv

Hosted by The Tightrope group and located upstairs in Anseo bar this is a perfect way to start your week. Sit back and get ready to belly laugh at the wit of a selection of hilarious comedians and improv experts. 

Where: Anseo 18 Camden St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 8

When: 7.45pm doors open. Show starts at 8pm. 

Price: Only €5 here

Irish Language Art Song Project

Another thing that Irish people should have enormous pride in is the Irish language. Even if it is mainly spoken in a few Gaeltacht regions on the west coast of Ireland, it is the oldest vernacular written language in Western Europe, and has survived complete colonisation by the British Empire. Connect with Irish culture and celebrate the Irish language through an exhibition  of fifty newly commissioned Irish language art songs in the National Concert Hall. Experience the exquisite sounds of traditional Irish instruments combined with Gaelic lyricism.

Where: National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland

When: 7.30 – 9pm

Price: €17.50 here

Paint by the Pints 

Hoping to get in touch with your creative side? Fancy doing it in an environment led by a teacher who nurtures your artistic expression? While drinking pints? Then this one’s for you. Paint by the Pints is an organisation which hosts social painting classes and this Monday they’re coming to Gourmet Food Parlour in Dún Laoghaire. Let your creativity (and beer) flow ! 

Where: Gourmet Food Parlour, Unit 3, Harbour Square, Crofton Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin

When: 7pm – 9pm

Price: €28 covers all your equipment, a pint, and a donation to charity. Tickets found here


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Nicholas Lane
Student of English and French. Born in Essex, bred in Donegal, buttered in Dublin. Writer with Babylon Radio and UCD Tribune. Radio presenter with UCD Belfield FM.

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