Health Board


Get your dancing feet on: DanceHouse, the purpose-built dance studio on Foley St, Dublin 1, is inviting people of all ages to come along tonight from 6.30pm to join in some of the 19 free dance classes.

The drop-in taster classes include everything from zumba to hip hop, ballet, jazz, Irish dance, Latin American and ballroom and flamenco. No pre-registration required. See also danceireland.iefor more details.

Mental health debate: Sopranos actor Joe Pantoliano and British actor Stuart Semple will join a debate on mental health in the Lecture Theatre, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin tomorrow at 7pm. The event, which will be chaired by Colm O’Gorman from Amnesty, is part of the First Fortnight festival of events exploring mental health. For more details, see also

Meditation workshop: A workshop which combines meditation, chant and the Alexander Technique will be held in Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick on Saturday, January 19th.

It will be run by meditation teacher Marsha Eger and Alexander Technique teacher Niall Kelly.

Cost €80 (including lunch and snacks). Advanced booking required on 087 184 5370 or

Crystal clear writing: The closing date for entries to this year’s Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards is February 1st. Health professionals can enter categories for best project in general practice, best project in a hospital, best project in the community, best health promotion project.

Journalists can enter the category for best health communication through journalism. See also healthliteracy.iefor full details.