A Share A Day
Sunday 4th June - Sunday 11th June
Wherever you were!
Global Sharing Week was on from the 4th to the 11th of June and we joined in with A Share A Day. We pledged to share 1 thing each day for the whole week, and asked our sharers to do the same.
And what a great week it was. Sharing soared on our website, with everything from guitars to football boots, from lifts to maths lessons being offered and asked for. A big thank you to everyone who took part!
Of course it doesn't have to be Global Sharing Week to share, so get the stuff from the attic, the knowledge in your head and get sharing!
WeShare Dublin May Meetup
Monday 22nd May @ 7PM
Long Stone Pub, Townsend Street, Dublin 2
We were delighted to have a presentation by WeShare member Kevin Flanagan entitled: What is the Commons and what is Social Solidarity Economy?
Kevin introduced these topics and presented some inspiring examples of how communities are taking action to create economies that put community and environment first.
We welcomed Mary and Siobhán for the first time ad Ana was back from her travels fresh with new enthusiasm and flyers for our Dublin 1 group.
WeShare Meath May Meetup
Tuesday 2nd May @ 7PM
Sally Rogers pub, Trim
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Earth Day Birthday
Saturday 22nd April @ 11AM
St. Stephens Green
The weather was lovely(ish)! It was warm, it didn't rain and there definitely wasn't a hurricane or snowstorm, which always helps. St. Stephens Green was unusually quiet for a Saturady morning and the calm morning proved a lovely backdrop for our picnic.
Thanks to everyone who came, it was a great way to spend Earth Day - sitting on the Earth. We had a kick around, a little dance in the bandstand (those of us under 2 did anyway) and got to try some lovely food we all brought.
Christmas Potluck Party
Wednesday 14th December @ 7PM
The Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8
We celebrated Christmas by sharing a meal! We had a potluck party and brought along our favourite dishes to share with everyone. And we got to taste fabulous food made by others. We used what we grew ourselves and rescued food that would otherwise have gone to waste. We also had a few drinks!
Dublin Community Growers Harvest Festival
Saturday 3rd September, 12 - 5PM
Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1
We took part in the Dublin Community Growers Harvest Festival. It was a free event, with lots of family fun! The weather conspired against us and we were absolutely drenched, but we got to meet loads of wonderful gardeners and interesting people, including Barry and Fernanda who had randomly wandered over, braving the driving rain. Eoghan, with all his growing expertise (cough), was roped into judging the harvest basket competition. The Dublin Community Growers were very welcoming and we had a great day!
WeShare on 2FM
We wereinvited to the Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene
Out of the blue in the summer of 2016 we got a call from Zbiszek - a producer from the Nicky Byrne show asking if we would like to appear on the radio. Of course we had to say yes! It's not every day you're invited to talk to the nation. Zbiszek, Nicky and Jenny were all so friendly and we had great craic talking to them. You can listen to the podcast below.
A Wonderful Evening at the Mansion House
Thank you so much to everyone who came to help us celebrate the Launch of our new website!
It was such a fantastic evening and could not have been possible without all the help from so many people form all over Dublin. We had a lot fun. The food everyone brought to share was absolutely amazing - we heard from so many people just how delicious it was. Potlucks are definitely the way forward.
The gang with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke
We had three gift circles on the night, a first for Dublin. It was pretty surreal having three big gift circles going on at once in the same place - and in the Mansion House of all places. It was a proud moment for us to be able to share our idea with our guests in such wonderful surroundings. There were so many asks and offers - and loads of connections as well. There should be a lot of sharing going on over the next few weeks.
"WeShare are a fantastic group of people who's positive outlook on life and enthusiasm for the gift economy are an inspiration to us all." - Christy Burke
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke was kind enough to offer us the use of the Mansion House for the night. He said many kind and supportive words about what we are doing in a very supportive and encouraging speech.