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We're absolutely devastated to let you know that The Bernard Shaw and Eatyard will close its doors for good in October.

The beloved pub posted to their website as well as their Instagram and Twitter accounts to announce the end of their Bernard Shaw adventure, and we'd be lying if we said we didn't shed a tear.

"At the end of October 2019 we will close the Shaw, Eatyard, all organisational, art and performance spaces and everything else in the building and yards – for good. We've tried really hard over the last few months to renew the lease, stay on longer, or buy the place. A lot of things didn't go our way over the last 12 months either, but it's out of our hands now unfortunately."

They continued; "We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was part of this 13-year adventure. Our landlord, our neighbours & the council were by and large all brilliant and very helpful & supportive.

"The artists, makers, designers, bands, DJs, promoters, hustlers and lunatics who did their thing at the Shaw – we couldn't have done it without you. We have had amazing, loyal customers, many who came, and left, and came back again over those 13 years as life got in the way while we were busy making plans and being busy fools."

They made sure to thank their crew;

"Past and present we have had incredible people work with us. Everything we do is about people…. their ideas, trying things out, making a mess of it, trying again, getting it right, having fun, making memories, and when the party's over, lets plan another party."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Their last paragraph honestly sent us straight to the tissue box;

"Parties weren't meant to last… Dublin is changing, we can all see and feel it but we are going nowhere and we won't go down without a fight. We'll start something else, somewhere else (plans are afoot), and keep fighting the good fight.

"There are so many young creative, clever, smart people in Dublin & Ireland at the moment – there's lots to be optimistic about – but they need the spaces to meet each other, make plans, and make them happen!" they added.

Both the Bernard Shaw and Eatyard will remain open as usual until the end of October; "We'll have more info, lineups, events, wakes, next steps out over the next few days and weeks."

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Music festivals are absolutely infamous for producing mass amount of waste, especially single-use plastic. This Dublin festival hopes to change the sustainability of their event, and we love it.

Beatyard takes place on August 3 and 4 this summer in Dun Laoghaire, with a stellar musical line-up, delicious food stalls, boat parties, pop-up fashion shops as well as games and entertainment.

Not to mention some class afterparties in The Lighthouse and Wigwam, if you have a weekend ticket. The party never stops during this August weekend, and if the sun decides to shine it's set to be stunning.

The acts scheduled to play on Saturday and Sunday include Groove Armada, Jungle, Chvrches, Soulé, Erica Cody, SG Lewis, Fleetmac Wood, Mount Kimbie, Todd Terje, Grandmaster Flash and Icarus. 

Boat parties are also taking place on both days for €15 a ticket (if you have a Beatyard pass) and are hosted by Gxrl Cøde, District Magazine, The Midnight Disco and Yachty by Nature.

Eatyard will of course be making an appearance, with Teddy's ice-cream, The Vegan Queen, Lala Putine, Pieman, Hells BBQ, Zero Zero Pizza, Sweet Churro, Big Blue Bus, Handsome Burger, 3FE, Taco Truck, Crepe Box, Maki, Kono Pizza, Doghouse Dogs and Buttercream Dream.

The bar closes at 10pm each day, and gates open at 12pm. Kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. The tickets are just €59 for one day, of €99 for the whole weekend.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The festival has a new scheme for garnering help to clean-up the litter from the sesh, and it's a decent deal if we do say so ourselves.

If you volunteer and help them sort waste for just one hour, you’ll get a free ticket to the festival that day. It sounds too good to be true, honestly, but we can vouch for the legitimacy.

According to the organisers; “The main issue we have had with waste over the years was not cleaning it up, but organising the waste into the correct containers, and bags, so that nothing gets spoiled, and the waste we put away can be efficiently recycled or wasted in the correct format.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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All you have to do is fill in your contact info, and then Beatyard will mail you the meeting point and information three weeks before the festival. You'll be put into a team with a specific but simple job for one hour.

What's in it for you? A free Sunday ticket or a ticket for the festival for 2020 if you’re there on Monday. They've also continued their 'Bin It To Win It' campaign, which allows you to score a free pint.

Collect a bin bag from any of the bars, fill it with plastic pint glasses, bring it back to the designated recycling point and BOOM: Free pint. It couldn't be simpler.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As if this wasn't incredible enough, the festival is also running it's eco-brick initiative to reduce non-biodegradable waste. They aim to build a DJ riser out of all the eco-bricks they create and collect.

For each two-litre eco-brick you produce, they'll give you a pint token for the bar. Drop it off at The Bernard Shaw when you get a chance and it's free pint city. Here's instructions on how to make them.

Get your tickets for Beatyard here, and sign-up for volunteering by filling out this quick form

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Calling all crisp fans – this will be the event of the season for you. 

Coming the Dublin's Eatyard, nestled beside The Bernard Shaw, is The Eatyard Crisp Festival. 

Stretching across the weekend of June 15-17, the festival is bringing together new and retro crisp flavours, washed down with delicious cans.

Described as a bottomless brunch, but with crisps, the festival promises to bring crisp specialists to us average crisp eaters at the three day event. 

One of the highlights of the weekend is set to be a heated and academic debate on Tayto vs Kings crisps – so get your banners at the ready to show your support for your side. 

There will also be a DIY crisp sandwich station, where the debate can continue depending on what you squish between your slices of bread. 

If you can put away a family share bag to yourself (can't we all) you might consider entering the crisp eating competition. 

We're BEYOND ready for this festival. 

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Eatyard has definitely brought some extra life onto South Richmond Street, as the uber-cool food stall collective has attracted tons of foodie fanatics.

The food market has played host to a number of cult vendors, including Bubble Waffle, Veginity and Box Burger, but this weekend those old favourites have made way for a themed few days. 

Baileys have teamed up with the culinary collective to create Treatyard, a limited weekend run nof sweet treat stalls inspired by the festive beverage.

 

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From Baileys hot chocolate to cupcakes, churros and doughnuts, there's more sugar on South Richmond Street at the moment than we've ever dared to dream of. 

The confectionery has been popping up all over social media this weekend, and we're drooling. 

It's free entry as always, but you have to be 18 or over thanks to the alcoholic theme. 

 

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A haven for those with a sweet tooth, the bad news is tonight is the last night of Treatyard. 

If you have a hankering for a sugar rush, you better head down before it closes at 8pm. 

Can't make it? Check out the SHEmazing Instagram this evening for a sneak peek.

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It's the end of the month and we're all feeling the pinch in the run-up to pay day. 

However, that doesn't mean you have to hole yourself up on the couch every night eating whatever remains in the fridge. 

There are plenty of delightful, cheap or free things to try in Dublin, and here are a few of our faves: 

1. Cherry Comedy – €5.00

Cherry Comedy brings the laugher to Whelans every Monday night. 

For a very reasonable €5.00, comedy fans are treated to a line-up of both new and seasoned comedians.

Just last night, both Neil Delamere and Foil, Arms and Hog took to the stage as secret guests at the show. And did we mention that gin and tonics are only €5.00 too?

 

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2. Bubble Waffles at Eatyard €4.50

As if delicious confectionery wasn't enough to get you down to Eatyard, the Instagram opportunities from the Bubble Waffle Factory should seal the deal. 

A bubble waffle, for those not in the know, is a delectable dessert inspired by the street food of Hong Kong.

The factory describe themselves as creating 'a bubble waffle, filled with ice cream, fruit, sprinkles, and any topping you can dream of, all so it looks like a cone.' We're so ready for dessert before dinner…

3. The Botanic Gardens – Free

If you feel like getting lost in the beauty of nature, The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland is the place to be. 

If sprawling acres of beautful flower beds wasn't enough, the labyrinth of glasshouses is enough to keep any budding botanist enthralled for hours. 

Check out the Palm House for truly breathtaking plants you won't see anywhere else in Ireland. And the little cactus room? We could stay there forever. 

4. Aungier Danger – €3.00

Aungier Danger has become a Dublin institution. 

The store creates some of the fluffiest, most delicious pastries, many of which have a great cause behind them such as raising awareness for homelessness or abortion rights. 

Aungier Danger has a few locations dotted around Dublin, so find your closest one and get munching. We recommend the Very Berry or the Alice In Dangerland. 

 

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5. Women Should Be Both Seen & Heard – Free

Feel like brushing up on your feminist theory and gender equality knowledge for free?

Head down to Trinity College for the third in  a series of seminars for women and other under-represented groups, including non-binary folks, in research and academia.

The talk will focus on women making waves in the academic world, and Angela Mezzetti will lead the seminar. 

It's free, but you have to register here

 

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Temperatures this weekend are set to hit 19 degrees, and there is no way we're going to let this fine weather pass us by.

There are plenty of amazing things to do in the capital and beyond while the sun is out.

Here are a few of our recommendations: 

5. Eatyard

If you haven't already had the chance to hit up Eatyard, then this weekend is the perfect opportunity.

The foodie festival has a vast range of delicious food stalls ready to be plundered, with everything from delicious sweet potato fries at Box Burger to the insanely poplar bubble waffles at Bubble Waffle Factory.

 

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4. Dine al fresco in the park 

Ireland has plenty of beautiful parks that are well worth a visit on a sunny weekend like this.

Grab a few nibbles from the supermarket and lay out a blanket to sunbathe, because this great weather isn't going anywhere. 

This is ideal if you have the misfortune of working this weekend, as lunching in the park is the perfect way to see a bit of sun, even if it is just for an hour.

 

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3. City Kayaking

City Kayaking Dublin gives sporting enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the river Liffey and see the entire city from a very unique vantage point. 

If you don't happen to be in the capital this weekend, there are plenty of other companies around Ireland that provide delightful kayaking experiences in rural rivers. 

 

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2. Pints. That's all. 

Park yourself at a comfortable table outside your favourite pub and people watch with your favourite drink in hand.

After all, when else do we get the opportunity to don a pair of sunglasses and drink in the sun? 

1. Head to the beach

This one is pretty obvious, but Ireland has so many beautiful beaches that don't get half as much use as they should thanks to our usually lacklustre weather. 

Bring the sun cream and some change for a 99 and you're all set. 

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Eatyard has definitely brought some extra life onto South Richmond Street, as the uber-cool food stall collective has attracted tons of foodie fanatics.

The mini food festival will be back up and running this Thursday from 12 noon, and it has announced some intriguing new additions.

First and foremost, there is an amazing waffle stall setting up shop called Bubble Waffle, and their cone-shaped confectionery treats are what dreams are made of. 

The treats take their inspiration from the street food of Hong Kong, and describe themselves as creating "a bubble waffle, filled with ice cream, fruit, sprinkles, and any topping you can dream of, all so it looks like a cone." *drools*

Next up, we have Umi Falafel, who are uprooting themselves from their location on Dame Street to make a cameo at Eatyard.

Kerala Kitchen, an Indian street food experience, and Pow Boa, a Taiwanese steamed bun stall, are also opening their doors.

 

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The newcomers will sit alongside veteran stalls like Veginity, Pitt Bros and Box Burger to create a diverse mix of sights, scents and, most importantly, tastes.

Eatyard have also added a new stage to the market, and it will host weekly gigs, talks, demos and workshops, which will be held alongside the food vendors.

The foodie fest will run from Thursday to Saturday each week, from 12 noon. We're whipping out our eating pants. 

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