Easy treesie with An Taisce at HSE’s Dr Steevens’ Hospital for Culture Night 21st September 6pm-9pm


Tree-planting ceremony, Art for All and activities especially for children (please note children must be accompanied by a supervising adult)

Let’s tame the Dragon of Climate Change!

This event will be wheelchair accessible and Irish Sign Language Interpretation will be available from 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 A special event will take place in the Boardroom where the Climate Ambassador Programme will invite visitors to “Grow Your Share of Fresh Air”. 


An Taisce Climate Ambassador and Crann – Trees for Ireland Director Orla Farrell, together with the Health Service Executive, invite visitors to join in a tree-planting ceremony at 6.00pm. It’s all part of the Easy treesie project in which children around Ireland and in over 100 countries are participating in a UN-backed trillion tree planting initiative. Children and their families are welcome to drop in to the family friendly event, “Come and meet the 28 native trees of Ireland and create some of your own artwork with Mrs Olive Tree!  Did you know trees are all magical; they can talk using their roots. Imagine! “How on earth are we going to plant a million trees with Irish school children in five years? Who will help? Why do we need to do it?


From 6.30pm -9.00pm An Taisce Climate Ambassadors invite tree lovers of all ages including families and children to drop in and build a Lego bird house for our Willow Wagtails of the Worry Tree and become a windy musician and try our wooden and woodwind instruments – can you play the didgeridoo? Try making some artwork to celebrate world peace day.

A documentary film will be shown explaining how climate change is affecting Africa and an art exhibition of stunning climate themed artwork will also be on display. There will also be a finger puppet corner with theatre.

Enjoy family friendly atmosphere with tours of historic Edward Worth Library and Climate Change children’s activities


Dr Steevens’ Hospital, opposite Heuston Station in Dublin 8, is to open its doors to the public for Culture Night which takes place next Friday, September 21st. In addition to the Climate Action Tree Culture event in the Board Room visitors are encouraged to take a free tour of the building’s historic Edward Worth Library and also visit the Boardroom between 6pm and 9pm on the night. Library tours will run at 6.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm and the last tour will be at 8.00pm. Each tour will have a maximum of 20 people so please arrive in time for your chosen tour and register at reception.


Librarian and Researcher at the Department of History, Trinity College, Dublin, Dr Elizabethanne Boran and Antoine Mac Gaoithín, library assistant will be the guides for visitors to the Edward Worth Library, a fascinating medical and scientific early modern library. The Library, one of Ireland’s most distinguished eighteenth-century medical establishments, features the original book-shelves, cases, glass-panes and other fittings as they were in the 1730s.  The library collection is made up of some 4,400 volumes, the earliest dating from 1475. Most are sumptuously bound in decorated leather or are preserved in original bindings covered with vellum. Approximately one third of the collection is made up of medical and related scientific works, with classics, history, literature, philosophy, reference, and travel accounting for much of the remainder.


Visitors of all ages are welcome and the events are specifically family friendly. Find out more about the current library exhibition on “Mythical Creatures”. Here you will find Unicorns, Dragons and some of the creatures you might even see in Game of Thrones, a rare insight into the Library.




For further information on the event contact Elaine Birkett, HR Division on 087 711 4090 or check out details on the HSE website


See Edwardworthlibrary.ie for more information and follow the event on twitter @HSE_HR  #CultureNight


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