Young Hearts on the Fringe -Sep 14th


Young Hearts Run Free will be coming back to the Fumbally on Saturday 14th as part of the Fringe Festival. All the usual loveliness and beautiful chaos from Siobhan Kane and friends.

Kevin Barry,
David O’Doherty,
a radio presentation by Sounds Alive, 
Caoimhín Ó’Raghallaigh & Nic Gareiss, 
Come on Live Long, 
Mossy Nolan
Katie Kim, 
David Turpin reading a story, 
Niamh McCormack

and Peter Toomey playing some wonderful records, as ever. 


Tickets  €20 through the Fringe


Food and drink available as always.

Fringe Trailblazing – sun 8th & sun 15th September

Kathy Scott and Claire Mulvany have been inspiring Dublin since 2011 with their series of Trailblaze events. We still remember the first one we went to and the eyes wide, edge of their seats audience who all seemed to leave with a new idea or resolution brewing in their heads.

They will be holding two Sunday afternoon events in the Fumbally as part of the Fringe Festival this year. This type of event is a pleasure to host in the fumbally, intimate discussions with some of the worlds most proactive inspirational go-getters.



Sunday Sept 8: Rites of Passage with John Fox and Sue Gill (UK)

Engineers of the Imagination, co-founders of the renowned Welfare State International, leading practitioners in Rites of Passage Training, authors of The Dead Good Guides and radical cultural provocateurs John Fox and Sue Gill will lead us into an exploration of the role of ceremony and celebration in contemporary society. They’ll be asking what Rites of Passage need to be re-instated or created today and investigating the whys and hows of ritual making. Integrating myth, metaphor and poetry, John and Sue will weave example from their own legendary practice offering insights, practical experience and guidance on crafting safe and creative celebrations to help us, as individuals and a collective, to bravely cross significant thresholds in our lives.

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Sunday Sept 15: Harnessing the Power Within with Emeli Paulo and Tom Harkins (AUS)

Change agent, activist, social entrepreneur and international doer Emeli Paulo will disclose some of her internal processes which she has harnessed to create her best self. By learning how to tap into her vulnerability, power and voice, Emeli has travelled the globe, dared to dream big, found her way through darkness, met the Dali Lama and Oprah Winfrey and now runs international retreats and workshops. With a passion human connection and raw honesty, Emeli will help hold a few mirrors us, inviting us to ask some powerful questions of where we want our dreams to take us.
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Both events are €20 through the Fringe


Tickets include tea and cake.

The Year of Magical Wanking – Sep 4th

We’ve all been waiting for Neil to perform this show again…..and for one night only we are very honored that it will be taking place in The Fumbally.


Following its sell out Irish debut and critically acclaimed Australian tour 2012, The Year of Magical Wanking, this autobiographical tour de force voicing Neil’s unspeakable truth of sex addiction and shame comes to the Fumbally for one night only.
On orders from heaven, Neil Watkins dares to tell his story. In the intimate setting of The Fumbally cafe where Watkins works as a waitor, this is a unique opportunity to see one of Ireland’s most daring performance artist’s up close and personal.

‘A pyrotechnical performer, a writer to be taken seriously.’ The Irish Times
The money from this event goes towards funding ‘Dinner and a Show’, a music and dining experience in Dublin 8 for this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, written and performed by Neil Watkins. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Food and drink will be available

Tickets from or on the door. €10


This Is How We Fly – Apr 30th

This Is How We Fly are an incredible collective of musicians. For those who are unfamiliar with them, expect beautiful arrangements for fiddle, clarinet, synths, percussion and toes. Ten toes and a pair of tap shoes are part and parcel of the band’s percussion!!


As with the End Is Nigh gig back in December, there will be a plate of food included in the ticket price of €20.

Tuesday 30th April, doors 7.30pm. Tickets on sale from the Fumbally only.



This is another ‘Happenings’ gig with Peter O Brien.

Easter Rising – March 31st

Young Hearts Run Free have been putting on inspiring music and literary events for the past 4 years – always in aid of the simon community and always in not so obvious spaces. Great to have them in the fumbally on this coming Easter Sunday.

Music from the wonderful Alasdair Roberts, Peadair O’Riada and Mossy Nolan and a special screening of Hannah Cohen’s ‘Holy Communion’.

There’ll be a pot of something tasty on the go as always, doors 7.30pm.


Rise up!

Buffalo Woman – March 28th

Neil Watkins is an Internationally acclaimed Poet and Playwright. He is. He is also likely to be serving you falafel and eggs on any given Saturday in the Fumbally, which is amazing really. Just like so many of our staff who all have these incredible talents that we are so privileged to see every now and again outside of working hours (sometimes inside of working hours, which is even more of a privilege).

Dipping his nib into so many different milieux (actor, playwright, singer, dancer, all round performer), Neil is one of the most talented people we know and we are delighted to be hosting his first ever rock concert in the fumbally.

Support from the great  Stefano Schiavocampo

Thursday March 28th 7.30pm

There’ll be a pot of something on the stove for hungry folk on the night

all the details here: Facebook


Queens Queers and Tarts – March 9th

Wildside and Queens of Neon

at The Fumbally

Saturday March 9th

6 Course Meal

Performances by Margie Lewis, Neil Watkins & Gar Cox
Music from Amo


Wine available on the night for €22/€32 bottle

Tickets through the Fumbally – we can’t take credit card bookings (sorry) so pop down when you are passing by and we can book a place for you.

Oh Sleep

Myles O Reilly made a lovely video of Lisa Hannigan singing  at ‘The End Is Nigh’ Gig back in December…….






The End is Nigh

Well if it’s the end of the world we may as well all go down together!

We’ll be celebrating la fin du monde on 20/12/2012 with some Mayan inspired food, and wonderfully beautiful music from Aidan Crowley, 3epekano and Lisa Hannigan.


Not a bad way to go….


(event is sold out I’m afraid….)

Diatribe Album Launch

Diatribe will be launching their new Tronix Album in the Fumbally on Friday 23rd, the first of eight new releases from the Independent Irish Label.

Expect some really great visuals from Tim Redfern as well as a great lineup.


Doors 7pm €5
(€8 after 8pm)

AND….. the first twenty in the door get a free vinyl.

The Fumbally 2021