Apr 18, 2015 Saturday

Introduction to the Irish Language

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Dominick Street Community Centre Multipurpose room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1 IE

Do you keep seeing signs in Irish? Or hearing people on TV or radio use Irish phrases? But what is this language and is it dead or alive? This class will give some background on the language and its place in Irish society. You will also learn some basic phrases and words. After this class, you should be able to surprise your Irish friends with some Irish phrases. If you have children, it may help you to help them at school. If you are single, it may help you to chat up Irish people in pubs! And overall it should help you to understand Ireland a little bit more ...

Bring one of the following:
A beginner guitar lesson
A poem
A promise to practice your Irish afterwards!
A small portion of home made food
A surprise
Your interest!

About the teacher, Finbar McDonnell

Finbar has a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Irish from University College Dublin and speaks Irish when he can. He has visited many of the Irish-speaking areas in Ireland and is a member of an Irish language hillwalking group based in Dublin. Finbar formerly worked as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in France. An economist by training, Finbar now works in the property sector in Dublin.

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Dominick Street Community Centre Computer room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1 IE

This class will attempt to answer this question by teaching participants about Google Drive. We will be covering the basics of: *sharing and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets and slides *file management *creating and sharing forms and questionnaires *emailing, downloading and converting files to other formats. Google Drive can be really useful as a cloud-based alternative to Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, for work, jobseeking, budgeting, researching and loads of other stuff. It's also free and available automatically to anyone with a Gmail account. You will need to have basic computer skills to take part in this class. Please make sure you have set up a Google/Gmail/Drive account before coming to the class. And please make sure you know your email address and password! :) Email Trade School Dublin if you don't know how to set up a Google/Gmail/Drive account and I'll get in touch to help you.

Bring one of the following:
a jar of coconut oil
a lesson on fingernail manicuring
a nice bottle of wine
flower or veg seeds for post-April planting
lovely soap
wood for a small stove

About the teacher, Laura Howe

I'm Laura and one of my jobs is to teach people digital skills. I've been doing this for nearly 5 years, everything from teaching beginners to teaching organisations how to use Wordpress, social media etc. I've spent time in the UK teaching 3rd sector organisations about Google Drive and how it can help their clients and service users deal with changes to the welfare system. I use Google Drive for everything; planning, organising projects, developing training, group work, everything, and so I'm happy to share my zeal with other people.

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Apr 25, 2015 Saturday

Grow your own food

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Dominick Street Community Centre Multipurpose room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1 IE

Learn the fundamentals you need to get started in growing chemical free fruit and vegetables - soil management, choosing what to grow, specific plant requirements, pest and disease control and the basics of permaculture. I will have a wide range of seeds and each person can sow one crop each in a small container to bring home (if they like)! Growing even a small percentage of the food you eat is a highly enjoyable as well as sensible activity in many ways. I plan for this class to be fun and interactive and will do my best to answer any questions you may have. This class is suitable for beginners as well as experienced gardens.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Advice or assistance in advertising a gardening business
Compost
Home made crafts
Pre-loved books
Pre-loved clothes (size 8)
Seeds, cuttings or plants
Your own personal cooking recipes

About the teacher, Siobhan Lavelle

I developed an interest in growing food while travelling and working on organic farms. I have been growing most of my own vegetables and some fruit for the past 4 years. I did a FETAC level 5 in organic horticulture at The Organic College in Limerick, as part of which I was unofficially taught a lot of permaculture. I then completed a FETAC level 6 in horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens, specialising in food production. I am currently working as a freelance gardener and am involved in an inner city community garden. I am also interested in music, writing and ecology.

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Basic DIY

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Dominick Street Community Centre Multipurpose room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1 IE

A class on hanging shelves, wiring a plug, energy efficient bulbs, attic and wall insulation, leds lights, some plumbing maybe. Please feel free to bring any questions you might have and feel equally free to not get upset if I can't answer them

Bring one of the following:
A self portrait
A short poem you've written
Items with chocolate inside or outside
Logs for my stove
Lyons teabags

About the teacher, Rob Byrne

I'm passionate about diy and trying to improve my home. When I finished my degree in computer science I worked as a chimney sweep for a year, naturally. I worked 1 year in computers and am now trying to make my way as an artist working with stone.

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