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2024-01-19 For All of You in Palestine - Fumbally Cafe, Dublin

Another night of song, food and fun in Dublin, whilst those we are raising money for, are dying in the streets of Palestine.  It feels a little perverse, but we do what we can so that people are reminded of the abuse the people of Palestine are being out through on a daily basis, whilst those that should know better, watch one from behind their ministerial desks.

The Fumbally is a beautiful venue in the heart of Dublin 8.  Apart from being a venue, it's also a café, a shop, a bakery and offers classes in everything from yoga and meditation to talks, film screenings, food event series and fermentation workshops.  It's a busy place!!

And tonight was certainly busy, with a large crowd in attendance to see some fantastic musicians and artists perform.

So, just who did we get to see perform?  Let me list them out for you!

Kyla Belle, Jane McNamara, Laura Ann Brady, Leen, Lisa McLaughlin, Sive, Caz9, Naoise Roo, Clara Tracey, Brona Keogh, Andi, Saoirse Duane, Lea W and Wise Wolf.  If I missed out on anyone, I do apologise!

In between all the music, we were treated to some wonderful Palestine desserts such as Orange and Olive Oil cake and Tamarind Cup Cakes.  Now, considering I'm diabetic, I probably shouldn't have ate them, but it was for a a good cause (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...).

To close out the night, there was a fantastic raffle with some superb prizes, and, in a strange turn of events, I actually won something, some beautiful cards celebrating St. Brigid.  I must send them off around the world soon, just to make sure they're received by St. Brigid's Day!

If you're not from Ireland, you might be surprised to find out that fundraisers like tonight are happening every night of the week all over Ireland.  If you are curious about the history of Irelands support for Palestine, take a read of this Al Jazeera article.

One day, hopefully, there will be peace in Palestine, one day.

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