by / October 12th, 2016 /

Young Hearts Run Free ‘No Idle Day’ mini-fest coming up

Set up in 2008 in order to help promote the creative community in Ireland, as well as raise funds for the Simon Community, Young Hearts Run Free are set to follow up a string of successful events with the second edition of their biannual mini-festival ‘No Idle Day’. Taking place from Friday, 21 – Sunday, 23 October, there’s plenty in store. Here’s how things are looking:


Magical Mystery Tour

On a vintage bus tour, around the city, featuring bus conductor Alison Spittle, musicians Dónal Lunny, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Annie Tierney, No Monster Club, Shrug Life, The Run-Ons, and surprise guests, followed by a DJ set with Donal Dineen. Drinks provided by Dungarvan Brewery.


Paint Your Wagon

An hour of drawing with Don Conroy in the beautiful environs of The National Gallery, for children and childlike adults.

The Lost Fashion of History of Dublin

A walking tour with fashion historian Ruth Griffin (Rua Ruth)

Paperback Writer

Joanna Walsh (Vertigo, Tramp Press), and Lara Williams (Treats, Freight Books) read from their hugely acclaimed shory story collections, and discuss the beauty of the short story form, and its enduring power.

No Idle Night

An eclectic night featuring; an appreciation of Anne Briggs, and performances by Woodpigeon, Cian Nugent, Paddy Hanna, Raymond Scannell, and much more to be announced.


Community Games

Teams of 4 – 6 people come together for basketball, football, rounders, egg and spoon, the three-legged race and more at Ringsend Park.

The Sunday Game – Across the Sea

At The Yacht Tavern in Ringsend, our own version of “The Sunday Game”, which will feature a screening of the film Atlantic, the 150th Banter event, with Jim Carroll interviewing Mícheál Ó’Muircheartaigh, musical performances by Shrug Life, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, some singing in rounds, a nostalgia- flavoured spread by Aoife Forkful, DJ sets by Nialler9 among others, surprise guests and more to be announced.

Tickets are priced from €12 to €60 (weekend ticket) and are available from