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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Hello, hello and welcome to the all-new, shiny thread for fire dancers, spinners, object manipulators, drummers, musicians and anyone else interested in these arts anywhere in Ireland.



Our community started coming together a few years ago, and it's grown to include people from all over the country...



If you are new to poi or staff or spinning stuff and want to meet up with any of the Irish spinners, please post in this thread, introduce yourself and feel free to come along to the workshops, gatherings or events that get talked about.



Also, if you'd like to be on my mailing list for fire gatherings and other juggling events, please PM me your email address and I'll add it. The fire gathering takes place fortnightly in Belfast, but it's one way to keep in touch with everyone.



So welcome, and hope to see you soon wave



Clare x



Updates on Circus/spinny gatherings around Ireland



Belfast:



Tuesday:

5pm-7pm

Streetwise (community circus) meet in Morton Community Centre (off Lisburn Road) providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills. Run by Dave from Babcock and Bobbins (on HoP as Bobbins).

8.30pm-10pm

I run a poi workshop for the Crescent Arts Centre (now housed in City Church, Holylands - opposite the Spar), featuring occasional special guests when they visit Please PM me if you are interested in poi lessons.

9.30/10pm-midnight

Fortnightly fire gathering in Crescent Park, Belfast (opposite The Fly/Scratch bar). This is a friendly and informal gathering for anyone interested in spinning fire or learning more. Please PM me if you want to know the dates for the next gathering.



Wednesday:

7pm-9.30pm

Adult circus in Belfast Community Circus (Gordon St, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast). Weekly circus training for adults using various circusy props. 5 per week.



Galway:



Tuesday:

5pm-??

NUI Galway juggling club meet in Aras Na MacLeinn. Providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Thursday:

5pm-??

NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Bank of Ireland theatre.



Sunday:

12pm-4pm

NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Dangan Sports Centre.



Cork:



Tuesday:

5.30pm-8pm

Cork Community Circus meet at Loch Community Centre, at the top of Barracks St, Greenmount providing an indoor space to practice and learn new skills. (Probably) run by Cormac (not on HoP). Three euro cover charge.



Limerick:



Thursday:

7pm-9pm

Limerick Juggling Club meet at the Limerick Youth Centre, on Lower Glentworth Street. Club run by fantastic jugglers Joe McGinley and Richy Brennan.



Dublin:



Monday:

5pm-9pm

DIT juggling club meet in the hall behind Belvedere College providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Tuesday:

7pm-9pm

Trinity juggling club meet in Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Wednesday:

7pm-9pm

DIT juggling club meet in Linen Hall, across the road from Bolton Street. Go through the archway at the side of Bodkins, and it's on the top floor, in the gym.

4.30pm-6pm

NCAD juggling club meet.



Thursday:

6pm-9.30pm

UCD juggling club meet in the Memorial Hall, beside the Architecture buildings providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



(PS:

DIT will meet...

24th September - 5th December 2007

28th January - 14th March 2008

31st March - 25th April 2008)





Dun Laoghaire



Tuesday:

6pm-8pm

IADT meet somewhere a new club, and everyone is welcome!





Events:



British Juggling Convention (April)

UberParis (June)

Play (July)

EJC (July)

Falmouth (September)

Clonakilty JC (September)

Bristol (September)





(If you have any updates on these clubs or events, please PM them to me...)





Take care, happy spinning

X



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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:PS: Strugnell... forum abuse doesn't count tongue

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splinterific
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

splinterific

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Location: , Ireland

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Posted:that address should read antonshaircut@gmail.com - or drop me a message, i have the tickets too smile

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Posted:Hi all,
Looking at the june thingy session it seems people are off to different parts of the world so I'm at a loss as to what to do with it...
There's marquee's ready, i'm waiting on word from Raaf the 'man with the farm' about the field, and I'm hoping to meet someone with a sound-system hitching between now and then, (that is if its worth the effort).
Personally i want to enjoy the splice of nature, fire, friends, and all that goes with that, so I guess I'll find out from those in question if they're up for it and if so we'll do it...if not, then not

If you have an opinion, lets hear it,
In any case enjoy the summer everyone, best wishes to you all on your adventures,
over and out ubbrollsmile


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splinterific
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

splinterific

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Posted:also folks, if your coming to Spirit on friday, bear in mind, its a night club so unfortunatly neat dress is required frown booo

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t04201901
BRONZE Member since Dec 2006

t04201901

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Posted: Written by: flip


Hi all,
Looking at the june thingy session it seems people are off to different parts of the world so I'm at a loss as to what to do with it...



What june thingy session, u planning some sort of party???


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Posted: Written by: t04201901


 Written by: flip


Hi all,
Looking at the june thingy session it seems people are off to different parts of the world so I'm at a loss as to what to do with it...



What june thingy session, u planning some sort of party???



Um...yes or so it would seem...seems?...nay it is, I know not seems, at least it doesn't seem so... one would have to read earlier posts or this one would have to repeat himself....I reckon the former is in order wink


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Ermm.
Or you could just confirm what weekend you're thinking about and what's happening?

But, it seems that loads of people will be away in June... so maybe suggest a couple of options for field availability and see who's free?

smile


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Fireblitz
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Fireblitz

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 186
Posted:Hey,

Just a quick reminder about the Tara Full Moon Fire Gathering to take place on 1st of June (next friday) at the hill of Tara. To get there by bus: Get the Navan Bus to Tara Cross, it leaves every half hour up til 11pm from Busaras. When you get off at Tara cross ring me: 087 914 6920 and I'll come collect you and bring you up to the hill. If you want to stay the whole weekend I suggest you bring a tent, food and fuel of course! you know the drill. Should be an amazing weekend. devil weavesmiley sunny juggle weavesmiley devil devil peace peace

See you there,
Mairead.


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DeepSoulSheep

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Posted:Hey Flipster, I'm game. Let's do I have marked in my diary and am ready to rock.



Can't make Spirit on Friday unfortunately because I have to be in Athy, Kildare. I'm heading to this on saturday though if anyone fancy's a lift / spot of dancing.



It's all free.... freeeeeeee!!!! haahahaha.....I think. smile

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splinterific
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splinterific

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Posted: Written by: Solas


Hey Flipster, I'm game. Let's do I have marked in my diary and am ready to rock.

Can't make Spirit on Friday unfortunately because I have to be in Athy, Kildare. I'm heading to this on saturday though if anyone fancy's a lift / spot of dancing.

It's all free.... freeeeeeee!!!! haahahaha.....I think. smile



I'm going to Athy the weekend after to go camping ubbidea


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shaping_light
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

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member
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Posted:I'm heading to Co Clare this weekend from co antrim smile is there anything else on tonight or anyone fancy a bit of spinning? Thinking maybe of heading donegal/sligo direction so anything that is enroute would be cool- i dont mind a wee diversion here or there:) just adventure smile

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Faberg
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Posted:hiya michelle wave

we're heading down to dublin for work this weekend, so no idea what's on elsewhere. have a wonderful adventure, wherever your road takes you devil hug

L peace


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Posted:Thanks Lisa have a wonderful time smile Oh thanks so much!! I got post today i shall be sporting one (or more) bindi's on sat night you are an angel !!

have fun in Dublin smile


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Xina
BRONZE Member since May 2007

newbie
Location: Co. Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 8
Posted:Hi guys,

My name is Christina, I'm a displaced Texan gal living in Co. Louth, midway between Dublin and Belfast.
I recently discovered poi and I'm hooked.
I would love to join your gatherings to practice with and learn from you, if you don't mind a novice tagging along! smile
I'm new to Ireland so I'm looking to meet cool people and make friends, as the social scene in rural Louth leaves something to be desired! rolleyes
Hope to meet all of you soon!


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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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Posted:Lol... no doubt smile

Welcome to HoP anyways... and keep checking this thread and www.emeraldcircus.com for local news and gatherings.

Best wishes
Clare x


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Wooktastic

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Posted:Yes, I imagine the social life in Louth would be similar to that of Laois (where I hail from). Yeah, Like Clare said keep an eye on this thread.
There's the show on Tara next Friday that Mairead (fench23) has been telling us about.


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t04201901
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t04201901

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Posted: Written by: Xina


Hi guys,

My name is Christina, I'm a displaced Texan gal living in Co. Louth, midway between Dublin and Belfast.
I recently discovered poi and I'm hooked.
I would love to join your gatherings to practice with and learn from you, if you don't mind a novice tagging along! smile
I'm new to Ireland so I'm looking to meet cool people and make friends, as the social scene in rural Louth leaves something to be desired! rolleyes
Hope to meet all of you soon!



Hey Xina!!!

where abouts u livin? I live in Louth 2, near Dundalk!! And yeah the county leaves alot to be desired. If your up for some spinniness fun or something now the that the weather is good, give me a PM or post here.

Holla!!

weavesmiley


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Xina
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Location: Co. Louth, Ireland

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Posted:Thanks for the welcome guys!!! thankx

yeah, what's up with this thing at Tara? sounds sweet, gonna try to make it friday, prolly won't be able to get there til reeeally late tho... is most everybody camping out?


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Fireblitz
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Fireblitz

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Posted:Hey Xina,

The story with Friday is that a bunch of us are going up to visit the protesters (see www.tarawatch.org for info on why they're protesting) to cheer them up with some firey fun. Bring a tent and fuel if you can (cookies etc are optional), call me on: 0879146920 if need any other info or if you need me to collect you from the bus stop (it's a bit of a walk up to the hill), hope to see you there

Hugz,
Mairead.


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TheDee
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Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Posted:Just a quick reminder for anyone planning on heading to Athens for the EJC this summer that pre-registration https://prereg.eja.net closes tomorrow (31st May)

Dee


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Xina
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Location: Co. Louth, Ireland

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Posted: Written by: french23


Hey Xina,

The story with Friday is that a bunch of us are going up to visit the protesters (see www.tarawatch.org for info on why they're protesting) to cheer them up with some firey fun. Bring a tent and fuel if you can (cookies etc are optional), call me on: 0879146920 if need any other info or if you need me to collect you from the bus stop (it's a bit of a walk up to the hill), hope to see you there

Hugz,
Mairead.



You guys ROCK!! What an awesome idea to provide moral support and firey entertainment to the protesters (and yeah even tho I'm new here, I'm aware of the atrocities planned for Tara... thanks for the link, just signed the protest petition).
I'm definately gonna try to make it...
I'm still very much a beginner and haven't yet attempted fire (a bit chicken!) but I'd love to offer support any way I can...

Christina smile


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Fireblitz
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Posted:Cool Christina,

Hope to see you there, the more the merrier.

Mairead.


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t04201901
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t04201901

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Location: Co Louth, Ireland

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Posted:Hey! I'm thinkin about headin to this fire gathering on the hill, but i'll probably be on my own, would it be cool to come down and ring urself to meet me somewhere??? I'll probably drive down myself, but i'm not too sure where it is?

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Posted:bounce2 bounce!Happy Birthday Lisa! bounce2 bounce
Enjoy the Day, the Year, the Life and especially the Moment
Love and Hugs,
Eimhin


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Posted:Oh and for some general information:
The weekend of June 7th-June 9th in Birr is CANCELLED
Tell anyone who may be thinking of coming.


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splinterific
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splinterific

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Posted:HAPPY BIRTHDAY U!!!!

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mosey101
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mosey101

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Posted:Are there going to be any celebrations on for the solstice this year on in Tara Hill?

Wonder how the fire gathering went...hmmm


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Xina
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Location: Co. Louth, Ireland

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Posted:There is the Midsummer solstice festival http://www.myspace.com/summersolsticetara
Anybody going or got anything planned for it?

Yeah, sorry I wasn't able to make it to the fire gathering... how did it go??


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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
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Posted:Yep yep... most happiest of birthdays lady... hope it was a splendid weekend smile

(there will be a solstice gathering on Tara this year, not sure of any more details yet... but it's on June 21st and it's on Tara biggrin)


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Fireblitz
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Posted:Hello Sweeties,

The Tara Fire Gathering was a HUGE success, over 80 people were there over the course of the night and of course the fire was the highlight so thanks so much to those of you who turned out for it. Tara (that is actually her name and she's a Tara protester) said that it was exactly what they needed, a total break and a chance to blow off some steam after a week spent jumping in front of diggers and construction workers. All the protesters had a great laugh and they asked me to spread the word for the solstice. It's on Thursday 21st of June, and it's going to be big, big BIG!! It's on a Thursday, I know that some of you won't be able to make it for the actual solstice but they said to let you all know that the celebrations will continue till the end of the weekend so get those tents ready, you won't want to miss this party. I'll be adding some photo's of the Tara Full Moon gathering as soon as I figure out my new external hard drive so have a peck into my gallery.

Hugz,
Mairead.


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