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A Talk on the First Three Women to Get a Pilot License in the Free State with Myra Gleeson

Time: 12pm

Place: Eventbrite

Adult Learners

Dublin City University is the worlds first Age-Friendly University (AFU) and leads a global network of over 75 universities representing Europe, South East Asia, North America and Australia. DCU offer opportunities for older adults to engage in educational, research, wellness, social and cultural opportunities.

We are very pleased to be part of the UNESCO Learning Festival and to offer a taste of some of our programmes which includes input from our staff and AFU participants. We hope you will enjoy this suite of modules and look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the future

Register here.

Organised by: Dublin City University

Art Exhibition - DCU Campus during COVID with Mary McCarthy.

Time: 2pm

Place: Eventbrite

Adult Learners

Dublin City University is the worlds first Age-Friendly University (AFU) and leads a global network of over 75 universities representing Europe, South East Asia, North America and Australia. DCU offer opportunities for older adults to engage in educational, research, wellness, social and cultural opportunities.

We are very pleased to be part of the UNESCO Learning Festival and to offer a taste of some of our programmes which includes input from our staff and AFU participants. We hope you will enjoy this suite of modules and look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the future

Register here.

Organised by: Dublin City University

A virtual 360 tour 'A Woman's Work' by Clare Gallagher & Csilla Klenyanskzi

Time: Open 24 hours a day

Place: Gallery of Photography Ireland website 

All audiences

We invite you to a virtual 360 tour of the Gallery of Photography Ireland's current exhibition A Woman's Work by Clare Gallagher & Csilla Klenyanskzi. The exhibition features Gallagher’s series The Second Shift and Klenyánszki’s Pillars of Home, a curatorial focus on contemporary women’s practice.

To take this virtual tour click here

Organised by: Gallery of Photography Ireland   

Art workshop with illustrator Alan Nolan

Time: 4.00pm

Place: Zoom

Family

Join Alan Nolan, illustrator of SEAI’s fab new book for children “Climate SOS” and enjoy a fun art workshop! During the workshop you’ll get to meet the Super Energy Activists Ireland kids and learn how to draw the infamous energy-wasting monster Guzzler, as well as Sparkie, the energy-saving wonder dog. Alan will also show you how to create your very own cool Climate SOS comic strip! *All children at the workshop will also receive a free copy of the book*

How to book: Register for this event here

Organised by: SEAI

An Introduction to Expressionistic Painting

Time: 12pm to 1pm

Place: Live Drop-in Google Meet session

All audiences

An introduction to Expressionistic Painting - Inspiration from the work of Chagall.

Join this meeting here no booking required. You may need to login to a gmail account

Organised by: Dundrum College of Further Education

Armchair Azure with the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Time: 2pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

This free event is designed for people living with dementia and their families

Armchair Azure is a free online experience designed for people living with dementia and their families and friends. During Armchair Azure, you will explore a selection of artwork from IMMA’s Collection with a facilitator who has received special training in dementia-inclusive arts programming. Armchair Azure is facilitated online via Zoom.

How to book: Email edcommbooking@imma.ie to sign up.

Organised by: Irish Museum of Modern Art

Assistive Technology for Individuals with Dyslexia

Time: 1.00 – 2.00pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Introduction to assistive technology and how it can facilitate learning for those with dyslexia.

How to book: Book your place here 

Organised by: Dyslexia Association of Ireland   

Can I Have a Story? : Tips for Reading with Children

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram

Family

Children love having stories read to them. This event will provide and demonstrate tips for parents for reading with their children which will help to develop young enthusiastic readers.

Watch this here

Organised by: CDETB and Ballyfermot Adult Education Service

Creative Writing for All Adults

Time: Anytime

Place: Facebook, Instagram

Adult Learners 

Pick up a pen and let your wonderful story-telling brain tell your stories in your own way. In this short video, Clodagh Lynam, creative writing tutor with CDETB Adult Education Service, provides prompts and tricks to get your creativity flowing.

Watch this here 

Organised by: CDETB and Ballyfermot Adult Education Service

Career Connections

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

Young Adults

Career Connections is a collection pre-recorded videos based on the three academic disciplines within Trinity College Dublin: Health Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students that appear in these videos are a part of the Trinity Access Programme. These students discuss subjects needed for entry into their college courses, alternative entry routes as well as career opportunities available to them upon completion of their degree. This video aims to encourage the participation of under-represented groups at higher education but also aims to raise awareness of degrees that don’t put you on a direct path to a certain career. For example: European Studies, Philosophy, Languages and many more!

Watch these videos here:

  1. Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO1CKhUBe8c&t=76s
  2. Health Sciences at Trinity College Dublin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvwyLkUxgNU&t=22s
  3. Engineering, Mathematics and Science at Trinity College Dublin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qem_OL2_Hlo&t=28s

Organised by:Trinity Access Programmes 

Ceramics workshop using airdry clay, paints, household items to make your own bowls

Time: tbc

Place:  Zoom

All audiences

Using airdry clay to make your own bowls, plates or decorative piece, adding extra colour and design with paints.

How to book: to sing up email joanne.mcfall705@gmail.com

Organised by: Joanne McFall

Chinese New Year, crafts, stories, square dancing and dumpling-making

Time: Anytime

Place: Website

Family

We are sharing some videos that local families made for our Chinese New Year online event. The activities include : storytelling in English and Mandarin, Chinese Square Dancing, Dumpling making video, Chinese tea making, puppet show and crafts.

Watch here

Organised by: Hill Street Family Resource Centre

Cooking in the Community - Chocolate Chip Muffins

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences

DDLETB's Adult Education Service Swords/Balbriggan presents: "Cooking with David O'Brien,
Chocolate Chip Muffins"
Find out what it's like to be a community education class by joining David and learning how to make these delicious muffins.

Watch here

Organised by: DDLETB Adult Education Service North East

College Connections

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

Young Adults

College Awareness Week, the Union of Students Ireland and Irish Second-Level Students' Union co-hosted College Connections. This pre-recorded panel discussion consists of a diverse student panel in terms of age, gender and ethnicity with representatives from both further and higher education. College Connections reinforces the message that education and preparing for your future is of utmost importance despite a global pandemic.

Watch this panel discussion here

Organised by: Trinity Access Programmes 

Community Mentoring

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

Young Adults

Community Mentoring will take place during Dublin as a Learning City. Over 200 Community Mentors will deliver online sessions to 2,411 Community Mentees who are studying in secondary schools, community groups and further education institutions across Ireland.

Organised by:Trinity Access Programmes 

Covid Conditioning: Exercise & Nutrition During Lockdown

Time: 11 - 11:45am

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Colaiste Ide, College of Further Education Pre-University Physiotherapy Level 6 bring you an action packed exercise class followed by a step by step nutrition demonstration on some tasty healthy foods! Make sure to be ready to take part in the exercise class and take notes for the nutrition advice!

Join the Zoom here. 

Organised by: Colaiste Íde & CDETB

Cumann Báire Setanta- Athletic Development exercises 2021

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences

Our presentation will contribute in improving the child’s overall development especially their co-ordination,basic movement skills and physical dexterity.
It will help provide the building blocks for more advanced movements used by children as they become involved in a range of sports activities.
Ta leagan Gaeilge ann freisin.

Watch this here

Organised by: Liam Mac Cuirc, Games Promotion Officer, Dublin GAA.

Digital Medical Heritage at RCSI

Time: Anytime

Place: Website

All audiences

As part of VDL 2021, RCSI will promote several digital projects and exhibitions that explore Dublin's medical history, prominent people associated with RCSI and their work. The projects are the Surgeons and Insurgents exhibition, the Women on Walls podcasts, the Medical Dublin: A Historical Walking Tour of Dublin, and the Sir Charles Alexander Cameron website.

Visit Digital Medical Heritage here

Organised by: RCSI

English for Living with 92.5 Phoenix FM

Time: 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm Daily

Place: 92.5 Phoenix FM listen live

All audiences

English for Living is a series which aims to teach listeners the English language through conversations and exercises based around every day situations. Listeners are encouraged to listen to the episodes while completing the corresponding workbooks, which are available for free on our website.

The Episodes will be live streamed on our website for the duration of the Virtual Dublin Learning City Festival 2021 with podcasts being made available after they air and workbooks available for download at any time.

To listen to these episodes click here

Organised by: 92.5 Phoenix FM  

Early Childhood Learning

Time:Anytime

Place: YouTube Video

All audiences

An introduction to Early Childhood Care. Watch this tutorial here

Organised by:Dundrum College of Further Education

Erasmus+ Learning Abroad

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube 

All audiences

A series of videos and resources which showcase some of the opportunities available under this European initiative

Check Erasmus resources here

Organised by: Dundrum College of Further Education  

EVENING SCREENING: The NCAD Gallery continues its Graduate exhibitions programme with the NCAD School of Design 2020 Graduate profiles film screening, 15 - 28 March 2021.

Time: 5.00pm

Place: YouTube, Website

All audiences

This short film includes documentation of the School of Design 2020 Graduate work from the following departments: Department of Design for Body & Environment: BA Jewellery & Objects; BA Fashion Design; BA Textile & Surface Design, Department of Product Design: BA Product Design; BA Interaction Design; MSc Medical Device Design; MA Interaction Design; MA Service Design, Department of Communication Design: Graphic Design; Illustration; Moving Image Design and may be viewed by our passing on-street-audience through the NCAD Gallery window. 

Watch this film here

Organised by: NCAD Gallery, National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Experience what Horticulture and Garden Design is all about

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube Video

All audiences

Experience what Horticulture and Garden Design is all about.

A short video featuring some of the modules we teach with lessons, demonstrations, students'  presentations, speakers etc.

Watch this tutorial here

Organised by: Dundrum College of Further Education  

Executing the camel position in Yoga

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences

A demonstration of the Ustrasana Camel Pose in Yoga – with DDLETB's Sallynoggin College of Further Education
Meet Aoife the Course Coordinator and teacher on the Yoga Teaching Including Wellbeing and Holistic Studies course at Sallynoggin College as she demonstrates the Ustrasana Camel Pose. Those who have an interest and some experience in the practice of Yoga can learn how to complete this pose by following the instructions in the demonstration

Watch here

Organised by: Sallynoggin College of Further Education

Exploring love and heartbreak through drama

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences

A selection of scenes on love and heartbreak recorded live onstage – with DDLETB's Sallynoggin College of Further Education
Meet a range of characters as they work through different challenges and predicaments in trying to find love. Students from the Performing Arts Acting for Theatre, TV and Film at Sallynoggin College of Further Education bring their characters to life in a production that was recorded in front of a live audience.

Watch here

Organised by: Sallynoggin College of Further Education

Ever thought about joining a drama group? Listen to CDETB tutor Lorna describe what her group have been doing

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences

CDETB drama tutor talks about what her students in the F2 centre in Fatima have been creating lately. She encourages people to get in touch with their local CDETB Adult Education Service if they have an interest in drama.

Watch here  YouTube

Organised by: CDETB

Film Screening: The Craft by Monira Al Qadiri

Time: Anytime

Place: Website

All audiences

Monira Al Qadiri is a Kuwaiti artist who creates works that explore gender, politics and petro-cultures. Her works often draw upon personal experiences. The Craft is an exploration of her experience growing up in the 1980s Americanised Kuwait. Interlacing biography, fantasy and science fiction the short film reimagines the last thirty years of Gulf history and the closing stages of the American Century as a series of childish fictions involving a succession of alien encounters.

Watch here

Organised by: The Douglas Hyde Gallery

Finglas Heritage Trail – Digital Learning Project.

Time: Anytime

Place: Facebook

All audiences

The Finglas Heritage Trail is a project that was developed in 2013 by local interest groups and Dublin City Council. Since that time a number of additional places of interest and new historical additions have been developed in Finglas. For this reason Dublin City Council made a decision to update the trail leaflet and use heritage trail drone footage to reignite the heritage project and promote the trail as a digital learning tool for local groups, schools and visitors to the area. The trail pdf can be downloaded from facebook Dublin City Council – Finglas/Ballymun  or by emailing finglascommunity@dublincity.ie . The trail map will lead you along all the historic sites that Finglas has in abundance.

The trail pdf can be downloaded from Facebook Dublin City Council – Finglas/Ballymun  or by emailing finglascommunity@dublincity.ie

Organised by: Dublin City Council, Community & Social Development Finglas

Fitness & Mental Health Awareness

Time: 12 - 12:45pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Colaiste Ide, College of Further Education Pre-University Physiotherapy Level 6, bring you an event that will highlight aspects of Mental Health and Physical Health.

Join the Zoom here. 

Organised by: Colaiste Íde & CDETB

Free and low-cost Assistive Technology for 2nd and 3rd level

Time: 3.00pm

Place: Zoom

Young Adults 

Most assistive technology these days is free or low cost. This session will go through free and low cost options for voice recognition, speech to text and note taking and other technologies on all common laptops, phones and tablets.

How to book: Book your place here

Organised by: IADT Dun Laoghaire

Free Java programming lesson suitable for absolute beginners

Time: Anytime

Place: Website  

All audiences

One hour of free instruction that will teach you some basic Java

Take this lesson here

Organised by: National College of Ireland

From the Brewery to the Bayno-150 years of the Iveagh Trust

Time: 7:00-7:30pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Join local historian Alan Byrne on a trip through the history and stories associated with the Iveagh Trust. This online tour will explore some of the places in the Liberties we pass by every day that have a strong association with the Guinness Family and the Iveagh Trust including: The Guinness Brewery, St.

Join this meeting here. No booking required

Organised by: CDETB and Liberties College of Further Education

Future Talks

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

Young Adults

Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg  bring you Future Talks an outcome from our  2020 working topic on Climate Action. Future Talks is a youth focused webinar but adults can learn from it too!  

There are talks on everything from the future of the planet to sustainable fashion. Featuring Fridays For Future, Tara Stewart, Flossie Donnelly, music by Kenan Flannery and much more.

Watch the video here. 

Organised by: Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg

Guide to Sketching and Colouring

Time: Anytime

Place: Facebook

Adult Learners 

The staff in Kevin Street Library invite you to be creative by following this step-by-step guide to sketching and colouring.

Watch this here

Organised by: Kevin Street Library Dublin City Libraries

Heritage Craft Revival & Renewal

Time: Anytime

Place: Website 

All audiences

Join Paula as she explains all the different techniques used in Heritage Crafts using all natural fibers such as wool, silk, lace, cotton and linen. Enjoy the examples of her work and those of her students. Includes ideas for upcycling, revival and renewal of heritage pieces.

Watch this here

Organised by: CDETB and Liberties College of Further Education

Hear from our student IADT 

Time: Anytime

Place: Website 

All audiences

Interview with Pat Fitzsimons, IADT final year undergraduate (BA Hons Art) and Loreto Meagher, Chartered Psychologist IADT Student Learning Centre about Pat’s learning journey.

Pat left school disillusioned with education at 15 years of age in this video he outlines the steps he took to fill in his educational gaps and he describes all the supports available to help get him to the finish line. He encourages anyone to get involved in lifelong learning.

Watch  Hear from our student

Organised by:  IADT

Hear about our Student Support Services

Time: Anytime

Place: Website 

All audiences

An overview of Student Support Service at IADT

Watch  here

Organised by:  IADT

How to create your own running plan

Time: 6.00pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Whether you are a new or regular runner, this workshop will give you some tips on how to create your own running plan, add variety to your training and answer any of your running questions.

Join this meeting here

Organised by: RCSI

How to draw a bird

Time: Anytime

Place: Facebook, Instagram

All audiences

The tutor will give a demonstration of how to draw a bird.
She will create an outline drawing, constructing the bird using basic geometric shapes which provide a framework around which the bird shape can be defined.

Watch here 

Organised by: CDETB and Ballyfermot Adult Literacy

How to eat better to improve your health and protect the planet

Time: 7.00pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

The workshop is explaining in a simple way the complexity of modern food production and its influence on climate change and individuals health. We will focus on simple actions that each of us can take to eat more healthy and to create a more sustainable future.

How to book: Book your place here

Organised by: Tomato Vine

IADT Disability Support Service FAQ

Time: Anytime

Place: Website 

All audiences

IADT Disability Support Service FAQ

Watch  here

Organised by:  IADT

Irish All Around Us

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences

We invite you to join Cathy Scuffil’s (Dublin City Council’s Historian in residence) who will present a talk titled “Irish All Around Us” highlighting the way we use Irish in our everyday life without realizing it. In popular words, turns of phrase and the history behind it.

Watch this here

Organised by: Dublin City Council – Ballyfermot/Drimnagh Community Team

Introduction to Batik Techniques

Time: Anytime

Place: Website 

All audiences

Join Maria as she explains all the different techniques used in Batik and enjoy the examples of her work and those of her students.

Watch this here

Organised by: CDETB and Liberties College of Further Education

Introduction to Wine Course! What is wine and where are the cherries in my Rioja?

Time: 7.00 pm

Place: Zoom 

Adult Learners

In Dublin Wine Training we want to make wine approachable to everyone. There's no need to know anything about wines or to have lots of money in order to enjoy a nice glass. We'll sample three lovely wines and learn a not to be scared of wine.

Places are limited; booking is essential. Note this event is only for people based in Dublin.

How to book: To register, please book your spacehere you will be emailed the Zoom link to access with instructions closer to the event.

Organised by: Dublin Wine Training

Introduction to the Creative Arts Spring School

Time: 11.00am

Place: Zoom

All audiences

The Creative Arts Summer School is an access collaboration between NCAD, IADT, UCD, MIE, TCD AND RCSI. This presentation will give an overview of the programme and will include details of the types of supports that are available to those considering a course in the creative arts.

Join this meeting here

Organised by: National College of Art and Design

IOM Global Media Film Festival

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences

As part of the Global Migration Film Festival 2020, IOM Ireland and EPIC Museum co-hosted this online event in which two films on migration and social integration were premiered.

We were honoured to have the Lord Mayor, Hazel Chu, on an exciting panel discussion.

Wath it here

Organised by: IOM Ireland

Joyce's Monto Walk - self-guided walking tour

Time: Anytime

Place: Website  

All audiences

We have produced a series of beautifully illustrated booklets about the history of the area.

Visit Nighttown in the steps of James Joyce with our booklet illustrated by John D Ruddy and written by local historian Hugo McGuinness.

Booklets available for collection at Cloud Cafe in North Strand Road; K&A in Seville Place; CHQ Buildings or download a PDF on our website.

Get this booklet here

Organised by:The Five lamps Arts Festival  

Key Skills for Adults in Swords

Time: Anytime

Place: Vimeo

All audiences

Would you like to improve your reading, writing and maths? Find out how our free and confidential classes in Balbriggan can help you.

Watch here

Organised by: DDLETB Adult Education Service North East

Key Skills for Adults in Balbriggan

Time: Anytime

Place: Vimeo

All audiences

Join Riona Ward, a teacher in DDLETB's Sallynoggin College of Further Education for a guided Mindfulness Practice Session. Find out what mindfulness is and how it can help you. Rioana runs a regular mindfulness session for students and staff in Sallynoggin College and this is your chance to try it.

Watch here

Organised by: Sallynoggin College of Further Education

Live Manga Drawing Workshop, with life drawing tips and tricks

Time: 11.00am -12.00pm

Place: Live Drop-in Google Meet session

All audiences

Using this fun technique, draw these cute expressive figures using simple easy techniques. Build an array of characters and expressions.

Join to this meeting here no booking required. You may need to login to a gmail account

Organised by:Dundrum College of Further Education

Living in Lockdown: Trinity Access Programmes Primary School Archive Project

Time: Anytime

Place: Website

Young Adults 

Online exhibition from TCD Library and Trinity Access Programmes, showcasing creative submissions from Trinity Access Programme linked primary schools, as well as primary schools affiliated to DCU and UCC, on the subject of life during the pandemic.

Watch here 

Organised by: Trinity Access Programmes

Looking to Change the Story in your Life?

Time: Anytime

Place: Youtube

All audiences

How the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) scheme in DDLETB's Adult Education Service in North County Dublin can support you to overcome barriers an challenges adults face when returning to education or training.

Watch here

Organised by: DDLETB Adult Education Service North East

Marino – The Building of a Garden City

Time: 12.00pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Our guest speaker, Rhona McCord, will guide us through the history of the building of Marino, the first public housing scheme in north Dublin.

Rhona will explore what this development meant for the social and political landscape of 1920’s Dublin, with time for your questions at the end.

How to book: Register for this event here 

Organised by: CDETB Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service

Meet Mirjam, Art Teacher with the CDETB Adult Education Service

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube, Facebook

Adult Learners 

Mirjam will talk to you about her experiences as an Art teacher with the CDETB Adult Education Service in Dublin South West. Enjoy her 8 minute talk, hopefully it is an inspiration to get creative!

Watch here YouTube and Facebook

Organised by:  CDETB

Mental Health for Young Adults

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences

The current pandemic has caused a lot of worry and stress in these unprecedented times. So it is vital that we take care of our mental health. Please join Jenny McGrath from The Mindfultree Wellbeing Hub who will present a talk titled “Mental Health for Young Adults” It is important to mind our mind and take time out for yourselves.

Watch this here

Organised by: Dublin City Council – Ballyfermot/Drimnagh Community Team

Mind the Gap

Time: Anytime

Place: Youtube

All audiences

DDLETB's Adult Education Service Swords/Balbriggan presents:

"Mind the Gap"
A practical and easy-to-follow guide on how you can return to learning to fill in gaps in learning, skills or qualifications. Find out what free learning opportunities there are in the north County Dublin area.

Watch here

Organised by: DDLETB Adult Education Service North East

Minding Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences 

HSE Health & Wellbeing has launched a new, free, online mental health and wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing. This evidenced based programme, focusing on the promotion of mental wellbeing, has been adapted from a face-to-face programme into a series of online videos for everyone at this time.

Check this Mental health and wellbeing programme here

Organised by: Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership

Mindfulness with DDLETB's Sallynoggin Colleg of Further Education

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

All audiences

Join Riona Ward, a teacher in DDLETB's Sallynoggin College of Further Education for a guided Mindfulness Practice Session. Find out what mindfulness is and how it can help you. Rioana runs a regular mindfulness session for students and staff in Sallynoggin College and this is your chance to try it.

Watch here

Organised by: Sallynoggin College of Further Education

Multi-User-Friendly Book of Kells and Long Room Children’s Animations

Time:

Place: YouTube

Family

Enjoy the new children’s animations from The Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition which were funded by The Heritage Council. Featuring versions for children with low vision and children who are hard of hearing, they introduce little ones to The Book of Kells and The Long Room in a simple and enjoyable manner.

Watch this here

Organised by: The Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition

Mudlets

Time: Anytime

Place: Website

All audiences

Short videos teaching garden skills

Watch here

Organised by: Mud Island Garden

National Gallery of Ireland Through a Lens Tours

Time: Anytime

Place: National Gallery website

All audiences

Explore the collections of the National Gallery of Ireland through different lenses - from highlights, to family favourites, to historical work, and architecture. The collection can be looked at from many angles.

Find your favourite and explore more here

Organised by: National Gallery

NLN – Meet the Specialists

Time:10 - 12:30pm

Place:Teams

All audiences

National Learning Network is a specialist training provider and Ireland’s largest non-government vocational training and employment services.  We offer a range of training programmes for those in need of extra support, long term unemployed, have an illness or disability.  Whatever your interests, we have the training programme for you!

To register please contact NLN Ballyfermot either by phone on 01 – 6269979 or email ballyfermot@nln.ie 

Organised by:NLN Ballyfermot

North Wall Campshires - Self-guided walking tour

Time: Anytime

Place: Website 

All audiences

We have an interesting self-guided walking tour of Dublin's North Inner City.

Starting at Connolly Station, going along the Quays and finishing at The Irish Emigration museum - Epic.

The booklets can be collected at Cloud Cafe in North Strand Road; K&A Stores in Seville Place; CHQ Buildings; or download a PDF on our website.

Get this booklet here

Organised by: The Five lamps Arts Festival

Online Audio Description of artworks for people with a visually impaired at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Time: Noon

Place: Hugh Lane Gallery online. The session will be presented by the Zoom online platform

All audiences

We will use audio description, high contrast images and sound to discover the artworks. Altered images will be forwarded in advance to those who have enrolled and the theme is 'Impressionist paintings in the Hugh Lane Gallery’s collection'. Additional information: This Audio Description will be hosted live through the Zoom online platform which is currently accessible through a computer, laptop or smartphone. Once you have registered via

Eventbrite, we will forward in advance of the online session the Meeting ID/password and general advice on using Zoom.

How to book:Free, places are limited and advanced booking is essentialhere.

Organised by:Hugh Lane Gallery

Online Coffee Conversation at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Time:11.00 am

Place:Online Hugh Lane Gallery.The talk will be available to view via the Gallery’s YouTube channel here and the live post talk discussion will be presented via the Zoom online platform.

Adult Learners

This week’s Coffee Conversation will be discussing The Dramatist by Brigid Ganley with Yseult O’Driscoll.

How to book:Free, The talk will be available to view via the Gallery’s YouTube channel here and the live post talk discussion will be presented via the Zoom online platform and places can be booked here

Organised by:Hugh Lane Gallery

Online Storytime: A German Shadow Theatre for Children

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

Family

We invite children to enter the realm of dreams: based on "Das Traumfresserchen" by Michael Ende, the shadow theatre "Schlummerland" is being performed in German by Verena Mähler and Claudia Kunkel. Filmed at the Goethe-Institut Irland.

Watch this here

Organised by: Goethe-Institut Irland

Pilates barre exercise routine

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

Young Adults

Introduction to using ballet techniques for exercise – with DDLETB's Sallynoggin College of Further Education
Karen, the Pilates and Dance teacher at Sallynoggin College of Further Education, near Dun Laoghaire, demonstrates simple ballet techniques that are used by Pilates Teacher Training and SomaticSstudies students as they prepare to deliver professional routines. This crossover technique is a fun and creative way to strengthen core muscle groups and correct posture

Watch here 

Organised by:  Sallynoggin College of Further Education

Podcast Hiberno Goethe: German Irish Conversations

Time:

Place: Website

All audiences

This Podcast dives into the many colours of arts, language and life across cultures. Ciarán Murray and his guests explore the connecting moments of German and Irish life. What do musicians, dancers, artists, writers pick up from either culture? For all listeners who like to go and think beyond borders.

Listen to this podcast here

Organised by: Goethe-Institut Irland/ Near FM

Poetry Workshop with Áine Uí Fhoghlú

Time: 1.00pm

Place: Zoom

Adult Learners 

Join poet Áine Úi Fhoghlú for an engaging hour long workshop where she will examine the influence of bog bodies on poetry. She will take an in depth look at her poem, 'Aiséirí'. Looking at the inspiration behind the poem that links it to Seamus Heaney's poem 'Tollund Man'.

How to book: Book your place here

Organised by:  National Library of Ireland

Prog Rock Grooves: Jaki Liebezeit and the Nature of Rhythm

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

Adult Learners 

This show pays musical homage to one of the great innovators in modern music - Jaki Liebezeit - and the wider German Prog Rock scene of the late 60s and early 70s such as Kraftwerk, Cluster & Neu!
Performed by Bryan O’Connell, Sean McErlaine, Stephen Shannon, Matthew Nolan. Filmed at the Goethe-Institut Irland.

Watch here

Organised by: Goethe-Institut Irland

Questions & Answers Panel with Liberties College

Time: 1.00-1.30pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Join Eilish & Jacqui live on an interesting Questions and Answers panel where you can ask them anything about Liberties College, its courses, its people, activities and ethos. All questions great and small are always welcome.

Join local historian Alan Byrne on a trip through the history and stories associated with the Iveagh Trust. This online tour will explore some of the places in the Liberties we pass by every day that have a strong association with the Guinness Family and the Iveagh Trust including: The Guinness Brewery, St.

Join this meeting here. No booking required

Organised by: CDETB and Liberties College of Further Education

Rebel Irishwomen (History Webinar)

Time:

Place: Zoom

Adult Learners

In 1935 R. M. Fox's Rebel Irishwomen was published for the first time. The book features essays on a dozen women "who figured in the Irish Revolution or whose rebel sympathies brought them into close contact with the sufferings of that eventful time". Dr James Curry, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence (North West Area), will discuss the lives of the women included in the book and their contribution to the Irish Revolution.

How to book: Email ballymunlibrary@dublincity.ie

Organised by: Ballymun Library

Resilience during difficult times - talk by Mike Hackett, counsellor and psychotherapist

Time: 6.30pm

Place: Zoom

Adult Learners

Resilience during difficult times, talk on Zoom 24th March at 6.30pm by Mike Hackett, counsellor and psychotherapist, as part of the Dublin City Libraries Healthy Ireland Programme.

How to book:  Registration is by emailing rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie

Organised by: Rathmines Library - Dublin City Libraries

Rewild in the City with Wild Awake

Time: 11.00 am

Place: YouTube

All audiences

Lucy O'Hagan of 'Wild Awake' will host a series of family friendly videos, designed to get people outside, cultivate resilience in their lives and intimacy with their local place and community. Each video will focus on a theme or skill which connects us to our local natural spaces, as well as to our ancestral past and a more sustainable future.

Watch this series here

Organised by: Wild Awake

Sing & Smile Song-time

Time:10.30am

Place: Zoom

Family

Our Song-time group is a fun 30 minute session for children aged 0-4 where we will sing some of our favourite songs and nursery rhymes, as well as learn some new ones too & craft ideas.

How to book: email eli@ncirl.ie to sign up

Organised by: Early Learning Initiative, National College of Ireland

Stories from the City - Historical Places and Adult Learning

Time: Anytime

Place: Zoom

Adult Learners

Join us on a short history of Dublin, from the Poolbeg Chimneys, through the experience of adult learning and the origins of the Anchorage Café and ending with a history of Boland's Mills. Stories written and told by students of the CDETB South Inner City Adult Education Service.

Watch here.

Organised by: CDETB Adult Education Service 

Showcasing Lino Printing and Ceramic Slabs

Time:YouTube

Place: YouTube - Drop-in

All audiences

The process of lino printing illustrated. Step by step process- Including blade cutting - showcasing the type of image best suited with negatives and positives ,ink type, inking up , registration and printing.

To watch this tutorial click here

Organised by: Dundrum College of Further Education

Sketch Book Concepts

Time:Anytime

Place: YouTube 

All audiences

An Introduction to Sketch Book concepts

To watch this tutorial click here

Organised by: Dundrum College of Further Education

Story Time: The Colour Monster

Time: From 5pm on Monday 22

Place: YouTube

Family

A short story for children to name and reflect on their feelings

Watch this here 

Organised by: Alita Rivero

Sowing Seeds with Eoin - CDETB Horticulture Tutor

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube, Facebook

Adult Learners 

Eoin talks you through a quick guide to sowing seeds, perfect for spring gardening

Watch here YouTube and Facebook

Organised by:  CDETB

Stories From the City: Dublin Waterways & Adult Learning

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube

Adult Learners

Join us for stories from the city including, the first female commissioned as an officer in the Irish Army in 1922, how adult education classes have helped build confidence, the waterways around Ringsend and childhood memories. Stories written and told by students of the CDETB South Inner City Adult Education Service.

Watch the video here. 

Organised by: CDETB South Inner City Adult Education Service

Sense of Grab It Podcast: Remote Leadearship in the virtual workforce Era

Time: Anytime

Place: Spotify / Itunes / Google Podcast

All audiences

In this episode, we will be talking with Khristian Rueda, a migrant entrepreneur and Marketing Director about remote leadership since 10 years ago and how it has evolved during the Covid19 pandemic. We will be listening to its recommendations to engage employees and connect with them even though they are miles away from each other and respecting their mental health and wellbeing balance.

Listen to the podcast here

Organised by:  Sense of Grab It Podcast

Seal Rescue Ireland's Virtual Education Series!

Time: Anytime

Place: Website

All audiences

Learn all about Ireland’s native seals, and what we can all do to protect them and our marine biodiversity in our eight-part video series! An engaging look at how we give sick, injured and orphaned seals a second chance at life in the wild, along with free interactive activity workbooks!

Watch this series here

Organised by: Seal Rescue Ireland

Spotlight Sessions 

Time: Anytime

Place: Website 

All audiences

IADT are delighted to be part of the Festival and offer the opportunity to hear a series of short talks on every CAO course that we offer at IADT

Visit our Spotlight Sessionswhere you will have the chance to hear from our lecturers and listen to our current students talk about what it’s like to study at IADT.

Watch here Spotlight Sessions

Organised by:  IADT

Teatime Talks: ‘‘Bang Bang Shoots The Buses’: Thomas Dudley and his Legacy’ Donal Fallon in conversation with Daniel Lambert

Time: 7.00pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Many Dubliners have fond memories of Thomas Dudley, known affectionately as 'Bang Bang'.

Born in the Rotunda and resident of the Coombe, Bang Bang was well known for travelling on the buses of Dublin in the mid 20th century and holding pretend shoot-outs with the people of the city with a large church key as his 'gun'.

He is fondly remembered by many people who lived in the tenements for the fun and joy he brought to the streets of the city. In this free online Teatime Talk, historian Donal Fallon talks to Bang Bang Café co-owner Daniel Lambert about this much-loved man and his legacy in Dublin today.

Teatime Talks is a series of talks inspired by the history, people and surroundings of 14 Henrietta Street. By listening and engaging with historians, experts, former tenement residents, local residents and their families, we continue to uncover, record and preserve the history and stories of 14 Henrietta Street and Dublin City.

How to Book: Book now here 

Organised by: 14 Henrietta Street

The Big Fat Podcast

Time: Anytime

Place: The Big Fat podcast website here

All audiences

Enjoy an amazing episode of The Big Fat Podcast with three Traveller women discussing their experiences into and through education. They discuss their education experiences as members of the Irish Travelling community. From segregation to early school leaving, The Big Fat Podcast producer hope that listeners can get an insight into the barriers Irish Travellers can face in education but also, the opportunities available for those interested in progressing to higher education.

To listen to this episode click here

Organised by:The Big Fat Podcast  

The Different Minds

Time: Anytime

Place: Website 

All audiences

Nathan Doran is currently studying in the Advanced Actor Training Course at Liberties College. He is an actor and writer and shares a very moving piece of self written poetry; "The Different Minds".

Watch this here

Organised by: CDETB and Liberties College of Further Education

The Gruffalo – Story Sacks for Parents

Time: 10.30-11.00

Place: Zoom

Family

Explore your creative side in this short version of our Story Sacks workshop.

Your tutor, Deirdre, will guide you and your child through everyone‘s favourite story, The Gruffalo.

We learn to make reading fun and how to make the story come to life with props and puppets.

How to book: Register for this event here 

Organised by: CDETB Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service

The Kevin Street Library No. 7

Time: 10.00am

Place: Spotify and Soundcloud

All audiences

Test your knowledge as No. 7 of the Kevin Street Library's quizzes will go live on Soundcloud and Spotify.

Listen this podcast here

Organised by: Dublin City Libraries

The King Lear Project with Mill Theatre

Time: Anytime 

Place: YouTube

Young Adults

Director Geoff O’Keeffe works with three actors to examine and interrogate key scenes from King Lear by William Shakespeare. This online exploration filmed at DLR Mill Theatre Dundrum combines academic analysis, the creative approach to the work and the presentation of the scenes themselves. Funded by Creative Ireland.

Read more about this project here

Organised by: Mill Theatre  

"The Shape of Stories" Introduction to Screenwriting

Time: 11.30am

Place: Zoom

All audiences

The Shape of Stories explores the way Screenwriters put together the stories of TV and Film. Join Gavin, a professional screenwriter, script consultant and lecturer live as he introduces you to this fine art.

Join this meeting here. No booking required

Organised by: CDETB and Liberties College of Further Education

The Philosophy of Art Education Today NCAD Andrew Wall

Time: 2.30pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

This event hosted by Andrew Wall, sociology lecturer in the School of Education, NCAD, will discuss a variety of philosophical questions about the nature of the artist and how this informs their educational practice. It will seek to explore the link between the art and the artist by considering abstract questions of identity and self within concrete settings.

How to book: Book your place here

Organised by: National College of Art and Design

The Power of Learning

Time: 11.00am

Place: Zoom

All audiences

The Power of Learning begins with curiosity, it can be developed by opportunities but ultimately is about encouragement. Join Ruairí Ó Cuív Live as he explores his locality for the curiosities. Ruairí Ó Cuív is a proud member of the Board of Management of Liberties College. He is a Public Art Officer with Dublin City Council since 2008.

Join this meeting here. No booking required

Organised by: CDETB and Liberties College of Further Education

The iceberg illusion - I'm not college material

Time: Anytime

Place: Website 

All audiences

Join Dee as she talks through the course she teaches and how we at Liberties College have a universal approach to assessment. Take the fear out of learning and being assessed. You CAN Do It!
Dee has worked with Liberties College for many years as Tutor of the Youth & Community Department, where she also delivers a range of modules relating to youth work and community development.

Watch this here

Organised by: CDETB and Liberties College of Further Education

The Fragility of the Tropical Forests

Time: 6.00pm

Place: YouTube

All audiences

Tropical forests are known for their role as air regulators of the whole planet. They’re referred to as the lungs of the Earth. Learn why those patches of bare soil left after deforestation are impossible to recover as the rich ecosystem they once were. This will be a presentation by Veronica Athanasiou, who is an Science and Biology Teacher. Trained also in Agriculture, Statistics and Music and has wrote books about well-being in Spanish and English.

How to book: Book your place here

Organised by:  Venezuelan Community in Ireland

The Science of Health and Happiness - a 10-week course

All audiences

The RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health presents a new online public course entitled ‘The Science of Health and Happiness’.

During this 10-week course, we will explore how the principles of positive psychology and lifestyle medicine can be used to improve our health and optimise our well-being. We will cover a range of topics including whole person health, strengths, mindfulness and meditation, and obstacles and paths to happiness.

Launching on 3 March, this is a practical course, consisting of 10 pre-recorded online lectures, presented at a rate of one per week. No fees are required and the course is open to anyone who is interested in improving their health and happiness.

Registration will remain open for the duration of the course. Once registered, you will receive an email with further details and the link to access the course content.

How to book: Register for this course here

Organised by: RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences

Therapeutic Horseback Riding - An introduction

Time: Anytime

Place: Youtube

All audiences

This presentation was given as a virtual Erasmus mobility to students in Trondheim, Norway. Wellness in essence is the practice of healthy habits on a daily basis to gain better physical and mental health outcomes, so, instead of just surviving, you’re thriving.

Watch this here

Organise by:  Dundrum College of Further Education

The Open Doors Initiative information supports

Time: Anytime

Place: Podcast

All audiences

A range of zoom seminars and podcasts aimed at helping marginalised people into employment and mental health supports

Listen to the podcast here

Organised by:  The Open Doors Initiative

The President's Cat' by Peter Donnelly

Time: Anytime

Place: Facebook

Family

Chris from Kevin Street Library is reading this popular children's book.

Watch this here

Organised by: Kevin Street Library Dublin City Libraries

Trinity College Dublin Virtual Campus Tour

Time: Anytime

Place: YouTube 

All audiences

Welcome to this virtual tour of Trinity College Dublin, located in the heart of Dublin city centre. Your guides on this tour will be our team of friendly and experienced Global Ambassadors, who are all current Trinity students. They will guide you around our historic campus and share their insights into life at Trinity.

Take this tour here  

Organised by:Trinity Access Programmes 

Trinity Access Secondary School Students attend the Maths Inspiration Event with Bank of America

*Private event

Trinity Access Secondary School Students attend a Maths Inspiration Event with Bank of America. Thank you to the support of Bank of America, over 200 secondary school students from Trinity Access-linked schools all over Dublin attend a Maths Inspiration event. Maths Inspiration is a UK, national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers. They give 14-17 year olds a chance to experience the UK's most inspiring maths speakers presenting mathematics live in the context of exciting, real-world applications. Trinity Access wishes to thank Bank of America for their support in helping over 200 students attend this wonderful event.

Organised by: Trinity Access Programme

Thinking Restoratively

Time: 10.30am

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Restorative practices have been used extensively to support learning cultures within organisations, such as schools and youth spaces. The Early Learning Initiative and Belvedere Youth Club have worked closely together on embedding these practices within our youth centre and within our community of the North East Inner City (NEIC). We want to highlight key lessons and introduce how restorative approaches can be applied within our centres, schools, homes and communities.

How to book:email paul.butler@belvedereyouthclub.ie to sign up

Organised by: Belvedere Youth Club

The Queen's Gambit, a psychoanalytic and behavioural take on the hit Netflix show - Student Podcast

Time: Anytime

Place: Podcast

All audiences

Students showcase some of the presentations they complete during their course. Here Kurtis Traynor discusses the latest hit Netflix show.

Listen to the podcast here

Organise by:  Dundrum College of Further Education

Understand the simple symmetry and shapes we see in nature

Time: 12.00pm (noon)

Place: Facebook Live

All audiences

Discover the patterns and shapes we see in natural forms everyday, with simple tips to bring to life the shape and number learning in school.

Watch this Facebook live here

Organised by: The Smart Happy Project

Virtual Change for Life

Time: 1pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Virtual Change for Life programme is an 8-week programme for people of all ages and abilities to get fit and stay active and connected. We have a wide range of fitness classes, nutrition and wellbeing classes and fun challenges for everyone to try out.

How to book: Book your place here

Organised by: Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership

Virtual Rocky Shore Safari with Explore Your Shore!

Time: Anytime 

Place: YouTube 

Family

Join Explore Your Shore! for an amazing Virtual Rocky Shore Safari that will show you just some of the rich diversity of plant and animal species on a typical rocky shore. Our Virtual Rocky Shore Safari will be playing online throughout the duration of the festival.

Watch  here

Organised by: Explore Your Shore 

Virtual Event Finglas: Mental Health & Exercise

Time: 1 - 1:45pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Colaiste Ide, College of Further Education Pre-University Physiotherapy Level 6, bring you an event that will highlight aspects of Mental Health and Physical Health.

Join the Zoom here. 

Organised by: Colaiste Íde & CDETB

Virtual Open Day at DDLETB's Blackrock Institute of Further Education

Time: 2.00- 4.00 pm

Place: Website

Young Adults

Going to College in 2021? Unsure about your choices or options? Have questions? Register for our virtual open day. Talk to teachers from our Beauty, Business, Computing and Design courses.
Talk to the teachers. Ask questions and explore some of our 360-degree virtual campus tours.

Register for a tour here 

Organised by: Blackrock Institute of Further Education

Volunteering is for Learners!

Time: 1.00pm

Place: Zoom

All audiences

Whether it's putting classroom knowledge into practice, exploring an issue more deeply, or learning more about your community, volunteering could be part of your learning journey! Join Dublin City Volunteer Centre staff to learn more about volunteering, how it can support learning, and how to get started!

How to book: Book your place here

Organised by: Dublin City Volunteer Centre

Web Scavenger Hunt

Time:2.00pm

Place: Website

Family 

Web Scavanger Hunt - Learn and Have Fun in a cyber scavanger hunt. Will you be a winner.

To take part in this event click here

Organised by: Dundrum College of Further Education

Whiskey Presentation with Mary McCarthy

Time: 10am

Place: Eventbrite

Adult Learners

Dublin City University is the worlds first Age-Friendly University (AFU) and leads a global network of over 75 universities representing Europe, South East Asia, North America and Australia. DCU offer opportunities for older adults to engage in educational, research, wellness, social and cultural opportunities.

We are very pleased to be part of the UNESCO Learning Festival and to offer a taste of some of our programmes which includes input from our staff and AFU participants. We hope you will enjoy this suite of modules and look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the future

Register here.

Organised by: Dublin City University

Writing for Wellness with Specky Scribbler

Time:7.00pm

Place: Zoom

Young Adults

Writing is a fantastic skill to have. Writing for Wellness is even better. This workshop will give you some tips and tricks into writing for mindfulness purposes.

It's a practical 45-minute workshop that includes writing time, so make sure you bring with you a nice pen and paper.

How to book: Book your place here

Organised by:  Krayon 

Zoom For Beginners

Time: 10.00-11.00

Place: Zoom

Adult Learners

What is Zoom and how do I get started?

Join us to learn to use Zoom for the first time or practice your new Zoom skills.

Connect online with friends new and old. There will be tutors on hand to help you out if you need it.

How to book: Register for this event here 

Organised by: CDETB Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service