Monday 22 April 2024


12.45 - 2.30 pm


Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 PD85


Free. RSVP at email below. Walk-ups will be welcome on the day subject to availability.

When the Last Drop Saw the Sky is a short film about the positive mental health journeys of members of Suaimhneas Clubhouse HSE/EVE in Raheny. The film was created in collaboration with artists Aisling Byrne and Shaun Dunne as part of a three-year cultural participation project led by Dublin City Council Culture Company.

The film premiere will take place on Monday 22 April at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) followed by a light lunch and celebration with the participants.

Register your place at Walk-ups will also be welcome on the day subject to space.

About the project
The National Neighbourhood is an initiative of Dublin City Council Culture Company. This year-round programme creates ways for people to see and make culture in their place with people they know. Cultural projects are created with communities, connecting artists, groups and villages with libraries, museums and creative places across Dublin City.

Suaimhneas Clubhouse, a long-term mental health resource and recovery centre, first got involved with The National Neighbourhood in 2021.

Starting with introductory visits to cultural places in Dublin, the group progressed to drama and improv workshops with film and theatre artists Aisling Byrne and Shaun Dunne, before deciding they wanted to make some culture of their own. Together with the artists, they developed a short film which explores their positive mental health journeys.

About Suaimhneas Clubhouse HSE/EVE
Suaimhneas Clubhouse is a dynamic programme of support for individuals embarking on their journey towards mental health recovery. It is first and foremost a community that offers individuals hope and an opportunity to achieve their full potential. The Clubhouse is a non-medical model and therefore the focus is on the strengths of the individual rather than their illness. Clubhouse provides an environment of support, acceptance and is committed to enhancing the potential of each member, enabling individuals with mental health difficulties to live full and productive lives in the community.

Programme partners
The National Neighbourhood is made by Dublin City Council Culture Company in partnership with Dublin City Council (Dublin City Libraries, local area offices, Dublin City Arts Office, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane) and national cultural institutions (Abbey Theatre, Chester Beatty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, National Archives, National Concert Hall, National Gallery of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland).


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