HX Stay @ Home Festival 2020

Stay @ Home Festival 2020 Launch by Conor O’Mahony

Running Order

Saturday 16th of May11-11:30 amNiki Collier Workshop
Saturday 16th of May1-1:30 pmNiki Collier Workshop
Saturday 16th of May2-2:50 pmDrawing from the Collection with Sheila Flaherty
Saturday 16th of May3 pmTraditional music session/Seisiún Ceoil Traid le Clann Uí Bhriain
Saturday 16th of May4-4:30 pmLocal History Talk as Gaeilge – Eoin C Bairéad
Sunday 17th of May11 amBrunch as Gaeilge
Sunday 17th of May2 pmBeginners Irish Class (International Beginners welcome!)
Sunday 17th of May4 pmBingo in Irish/Biongó as Gaeilge
Sunday 17th of May5-6 pmSteve Wall, Pearse McGloughlin & more
This is the schedule for acts that occur at a specific time. All others can be viewed at any time

A poetry reading recorded for Harold’s Cross Online Festival 2020. Introduced by Amanda Bell and featuring Catherine Ann Cullen, Judith Mok, John O’Donnell, Michael O’Loughlin, Peter Sirr, Adam Wyeth and Enda Wyley. Read More

Steve Wall, Pearse McGloughlin & more

Pearse and Billy (Nocturnes)
Steve Wall
Leonora Bethencourt will MC the event

Hope you enjoy this selection of photographs I’ve taken of my local area in Dublin, Harold’s Cross. I’ve compiled it specially for the Harold’s Cross Festival, which unfortunately this year can’t take place due to the coronavirus crisis. Keep safe. Esther Moline

HX Grow May 2020

The HXGROW project emerged from the Harold’s Cross  as a social capital building strategy based on a simple idea:

That every household in the community has a window box; a balcony; a container; a raised bed; a back yard; a front garden; a back garden; … where plants can be grown for food or for pleasure.

The project has excelled in the COVID-19 emergency as residents get to grow plants, share wisdom and expertise and support each other through success and failure while implementing social distancing protocols.

With Dublin City Council and Harold’s Cross Community Village Council, planning is now underway to create the ‘HUB’ to support the growing community of growers.

The HUB will provide a central facility to grow plants for community growers to grow on to harvest; provide a living archive of heritage apple and fruit trees to help restore the orchard tradition to Harold’s Cross; be a knowledge centre to support urban agriculture; build capacity to cook, conserve and enjoy fresh produce.

Grace Gageby plays ‘The Excursion’ by Nikos Mamangakis

Mount Jerome photostory by Katie McDermott

Harold’s Cross Over Time and Space: Revolutionaries and Luminaries by Patrick Gageby

Slideset for Patrick’s talk

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Art Competition

For all our budding junior artists why don’t  you draw 

or paint a picture which is inspired by your feelings and

experiences at the moment?  It might be about enjoying

 your neighbourhood walks, helping your neighbours, 

missing your friends and family,  staying at home or, 

doing your schoolwork at home! Whatever inspires you!          

Get someone to take a photo or scan your entry and 

submit it by email to the following email address: 


Drawing from the Collection with Sheila Flaherty

Sheila Flaherty gave a virtual brunch-time sketching session from the National Gallery to celebrate #NationalDrawingDay in association with #InternationalMuseumDay
She draws the sculpture of the Crouching Venus from the collection.

Drawing from the Collection at The National Gallery to Celebrate #NationalDrawingDay

Link for virtual gallery tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=x2CZ3Secsu5
Find Sheila at the Art Academy

Local History Talk – Eoin C Bairéad

Johnny from Locura Latina

Johnny from Locura Latina Ireland, come to show you in a shorty video dedicated for kids and all family how to get the look of “de la Cruzito” the little kid from Coco, the movie.

Butterfly Workshop with Niki Collier

Here’s a chance to see Niki and Tanya’s workshops from Saturday

Niki and her daughter Tanya to make butterflies with paint and paper.

How to felt a butterfly
Exploring heritage textiles to develop innovative cross medium techniques, by Niki Collier

Glór Mológa Events:


  • 3pm Traditional music session/Seisiún Ceoil Traid le Clann Uí Bhriain


  • 4pm Bingo in Irish/Biongó as Gaeilge

This can be viewed on Facebook

Looking Back

Ten years of the Harold’s Cross Community Festival. Photos of the concerts, plays, poetry sessions, lectures, art exhibitions, children’s games, children’s drawings, Dublin Sketchers, pop-up gaeltachts, volunteers volunteering and much much more.
10 Year Celebration – Dublin City Culture Club
Highlights from the 2019 Festival

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