It’s been a rough year for all of us. As the evenings draw in and the weather gets cooler, it’s still vital that we stay active. Particularly as we’re all staying home more due to lockdown. Whether it’s taking the kids to the park, getting a morning run in, or even a lunchtime walk, the benefits to mind and body health are proven. For now you’re limited to a 5km radius of your home, but we’ve assembled some resources to help you out.
Ireland is currently under Level 5 restrictions. Museums, galleries and cinemas have closed. Cafes, restaurants and pubs operating as restaurants, can operate delivery and take-away only. Non-essential retail is delivery only. At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, or to take exercise within 5km of home. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings. Please see gov.ie for the latest.
Three feelings sum up the Arts Sector’s response to COVID–19. Firstly, a feeling of doom and nothing seeming to work. Secondly, a sense of paralysis, coupled with a curiosity about what might work. Thirdly, there’s an optimism about the future, and a fierce determination to survive and thrive in this trying time. I don’t think these feelings are confined to the Arts Sector, of course, and these feelings alternate with each other even over a single day. Arts organisations are faring better than individual artists. Jobs have some protection, but freelance work sadly does not. Individual artists that have very low incomes, in any case, have lost al
Katie Kavanagh, a Dublin 8 based photographer, had an idea. As we’re generally stuck indoors due to COVID-19 restrictions, she’d take portrait shots of her neighbours at their doors. The idea grew legs and she’s linked up with Purple House Cancer Support Centre for the project, Doors Closed, Hearts Open. Their aim is to create a gallery of 200,000 ‘Doortraits’ to support the 200,000 people living with Cancer i
We promote Dublin to the world, via our website (Dublin.ie) and social media. Over the past couple of months we’ve been collecting photos of essential workers, as the county responds to the COVID-19 crisis. We collected them via social media and email, the call open to all who would send a photo. We present their photos here, along with their professions, in thanks for the work they’ve done, and continue to do.
While much of the population is working from home, there are also thousands of primary, secondary, and college students trying their best to study and learn remotely. The government has confirmed that schools and colleges will not reopen until September/October for the start of the new academic year. If you’re a student, parent or educator practicing remote learning, take a look at some of the resources below. Universities & Colleges Most of the main institutions are continuing to give lectures and seminars using online software, and many are currently exploring ways to host the upcoming exams and assessments online in the near future. Here’s the links to each of t
Stay entertained at home with top Dublin artistry. From films and gigs to publications and podcasts, our creatives have you covered. Online Museums, Activities & Events: Abbey Theatre: Ireland’s National Theatre has a variety of online resources to keep you entertained at home. With online Screenings and Talks & Podcasts, you’re sure to find something to sink your virtual teeth into. National Museum of Ireland: NMI is inviting children and parents to bring the museum int
With COVID-19 restrictions, Dublin’s attractions are currently closed. Tour them here in the meantime, and make sure to visit when they’ve re-opened. National Gallery of Ireland Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s stunning collection in full on their website. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum