Féile Na Láibe / Mudstock Festival


This weekend come along to Mudisland Community Garden for our first ever Féile Na Láibe. It is free to attend and packed with music, stories, stalls, food, drink and entertainment as Bearla & Gaeilge!

🐶 Dog friendly
🐣 Family friendly
🇮🇪 Loads Irish crafts and gifts to buy on Sunday at our  Christmas market
🍲 Delicious homemade food brought by mudislanders
☕ Hot & cold drink available for fundraising
,🎶 Traditional music
💃 Irish dancing
🧶 Painting & Craft workshops
🥙 Bric à brac
🗣️ Story telling
⚾ GAA demo
🔥Fire show
🎄 Safe for all ages

Musical entertainment is provided by DJ Gav from Solar Sound, Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh, Mud island Céilí Band, The Tolka Hot Club Band and more! Discover and support local artists and businesses.

Saturday 2nd of December

Caravan stage:

3 pm intro and part 1 of story, singer on stage.

3.30 part 2 of story dancer on stage.

4 pm part 3 of story musicians on stage .

5.15 fire show

6 DJ Gav (Solar Sound)


4pm Traditional music


GAA demo / arts & crafts for kiddos / bric a brac

Thanks to #Forasnagaeilge, we have some goodies to give away, we also will be making some soup so bring your own brown bread to share!

Sunday 3rd of December

12-5pm Market stalls with delicious food and beverages to buy for our garden fundraiser!

The Tolka Hot Club Band will be performing at the market and we’ll finish of the weekend with DJ Gav from Solar Sound!

What’s new?!

We garden every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon 2 to 5 pm and new gardeners are always welcome.

We do an introduction to the garden and planting plan on the first Saturday of each month as and when needed. When it gets warmer and the garden needs more watering we’ll hopefully open up again on Thursday afternoons for gardening, and on Sundays for recreation – we’re all volunteers so it’s dependent on people’s availability.

The Muddy Craft & Crochet Circle meets in the Cottage on Friday afternoons (3-5pm) and our new Repair Cafe was launched on the last Sunday of March, 2.30 to 5.30 pm.  Bicycles were fixed, clothes repaired, crockery mended the Kintsuki way and knives & garden tools sharpened!  The Repair Cafe will continue on the last Sunday of every month. Next one is Sunday 30th of April (same time!).

Repair Café – every last Sunday of the month!

On Sundays, from 2:30 to 5:30, join us for our Repair Café. Bring your bike, buggy, clothes, crockery and garden tools to be fixed (hopefully!). You can learn, you can share skills and you will meet a lot of people!


The idea: We throw away vast amounts of stuff – stuff which could get a new lease of life after a simple repair. Lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Repair Cafés are free meeting places where people come together to repair things together. In a local Repair Café, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need on clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, etc. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Visitors bring their broken items from home and in the Repair Café, they start making their repairs with the specialists. It’s an ongoing learning process.

Repair Cafés help people in the community whose skills may not always be valued to get involved again. It helps neighbours from different backgrounds connect with each other and allows valuable practical knowledge to be shared. Repairing things at a Repair Cafe means things are being used for longer and don’t have to be thrown away. This reduces the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products.

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March in the garden


March will be a great month for the garden!

Friday 24th in the morning – free event with Dermot and planting potatoes – all you ever wanted to know about growing spuds!

Saturday 25th – all day extravaganza with the Five Lamps Arts Festival & our annual spring Fair!

Sunday 26th sees the launch of our #RepairCafé! (More on this later).

Five Lamps Arts Festival + Spring Market = day of fun at Mudisland!!

This year, Mud Island’s popular Spring Fair will be on Saturday 25th March from 12 to 6 pm- we’ll have a wonderful array of local Arts & Crafts, Artisan Products and Mud Island Merc for sale and it will be a perfect opportunity to support the garden and local producers. The Cottage Cafe, also a great source of income for the garden, will be selling teas, coffees and delicious home baked treats. If you’d like to volunteer an hour or two of your time to help out in the cafe, please let us know at mudislandcommunitygarden@gmail.com and we will be in touch.
We’re also delighted to be collaborating again with the Five Lamps Arts Festival – they’ll be hosting events in the garden from 10 am!
10 to 2 pm – Imagination Playground – for 3 to 12 year olds (or anyone who wants to nourish their inner child!). It’s a ‘breakthrough play space concept designed to encourage child-directed free play, using large blue foam blocks of various shapes, chutes, balls, connectors and more“.
2 to 3 pm – Ceoltoiri Cluain Tarbh band – traditional Irish music
3 to 4 pm – Cikada Circus – two acrobats welcome you into a world that yo-yos between harmonious and the absurd, where lines are blurred between humans and nature…
We look forward to seeing you in the garden on the 25th!

Why not can check out the rest of the Five Lamps Arts Festival?