Fighting Homelessness with a Bit of Craic!


Image provided by Siobhán Kane.

The Young Hearts Run Free collective will host two events in Ringsend this Sunday October 23rd to raise money for the Simon Community.

The No Idle Day festival, which the organisation describe as “our version of the Sunday game”, will feature several forms of entertainment. Ringsend Park will play host to community games from 1pm – 4pm including basketball, 5-a-side football, rounders, an egg-and-spoon race, a three-legged-race and much more.

Competitors can have sponsorship from their friends and family and be in for the chance to win some prizes. Teams can have 2 – 6 members and the entry fee is €42.69 per team, and registration can be done here.

The Yacht Tavern will host evening’s entertainment from 6pm onwards, which will include a screening of the film Atlantic, the 150th Banter Event, in which Irish Times journalist Jim Carroll will interview Gaelic games commentator Mícheál Ó’Muircheartaigh, and a panel with Dublin GAA star Michael Darragh Macauley. There will also be musical performances by Shrug Life, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Aoife Forkful and a DJ set by Nialler9 with some surprise guests here and there.

There will be a free tipple for everyone courtesy of Liberty Ale and Dowd’s Lane.

The Yacht Tavern is located at 8 Thorncastle Street, Ringsend and the event will run from 6pm to Tickets are €15.49 and can be booked here. All money raised goes to the Simon Community to help tackle homelessness.

By Kevin Carney