Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

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New Years’ Karaoke Massacre

Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 31st December / 9pm–3am

Let’s leave 2014 with a bang (crash and wallop) and serenade the New Year in. Karaoke will be had, any song available so think of some good ones to murder!

There shall be a pre-music warm up session. (Basically, a musical form of procrastination so people can get their Dutch courage to sing).

Suggested Donation will be €5–€10 depending on your cash flow. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds!)

Remember, these donations go to fund the space. This provides money to run an awesome vegan kitchen, DIY or die bikeworkshop, classy cinema nights and all the naughty radical organising of which you could ever dream.

(The Facebook page for the event is here.)

“Neuromantek” fundraiser for Seomra Spraoi

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 28th November / 10pm–3am

DJs from Nuromantek (Twitter) radio show on Raidió na Life 106.4FM.

Raidió Neuromantek grew out of the weekly electro/electronica club that ran from January 2002 through December 2003 at various Dublin pubs, most frequently in the upstairs of the Thomas House. After the club stopped, cofounders Dee Harvey and Paul Watts started up the radio show, with Krossie and Dee’s brother Mick taking over for her shortly thereafter. Since then, we have aimed to play the stuff other shows don’t (or daren’t) play, hoping that our listeners will hear something they like in the process…

  • DJ Richie Rolfe (Neuromantek / Undercurrent)
  • DJ Paul Watts (Neuromantek / Power FM / Lazy Bird)
  • DJ Krossphader (Neuromantek)
  • Chickener (Neuromantek)
  • Krank Kutz
  • + Visuals

Cost : €5 unwaged / €10 waged (Suggested Donation)
Proceeds go to Seomra Spraoi

Practical Squatting Nights in Seomra Spraoi!

Seomra Spraoi / Thursday 20th November (3rd Thursday of every Month) / 6pm–8pm

Are you interested in squatting in Dublin? Do you want to meet and network with other squatters? Are you looking for other people to squat with? Do you have questions about the law, or other practical aspects of squatting? Do you need help finding an empty building? Then you should come to Practical Squatting Nights in Seomra Spraoi this Thursday!


Over the last three or four years, a squatting community in Dublin has grown and established itself to a point where it now has several long-term “established” squats, a good network of support, and a wealth of knowledge and experience of the practical aspects of squatting. It recently put on the 2014 Dublin International Squatters Convergence, a four-day event which an estimated 100+ squatters from abroad attended. But up until now, there have been few avenues for people who want to get involved in squatting who don’t already have connections to the community.

To tackle this problem, many squatting communities in other cities run regular practical squatting nights for newcomers to squatting. These events offer a venue for new squatters to meet other squatters, potential squatmates and pick up advice and practical help.

Practical Squatting Nights in Seomra Spraoi hopes to address this problem by bringing practical squatting nights to the squatting community in Dublin! There will be a practical squatting night in Seomra Spraoi on the third Thursday of every month, from 6pm–8pm. The first one is this Thursday, the 20th November!

Deep House & Minimal – SAT. 25th October

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 25th October / 11pm–late

This time we gonna bring the finest Deep House and Minimal tunes to your ears. There is loads of space and a deadly outside area. And the best is you can bring whatever you want to drink 😉 So come along, bring some friends and enjoy the ride!

Suggested donation: €15 or whatever you can afford.

Invite your friends!


Facebook event page here.

Sunday, Oct. 19: Halloween Kiddie’s fundraiser for Gaza!

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 19th October / 12pm–4pm

This Sunday, October 19th, 12pm–4pm in Seomra Spraoi — come bring the kiddies for a day of fun 🙂

We want to support of an Irish couple in Gaza who are raising money and building a well for a village who’s water supply has been cut off due to the bombing during Israel’s assault. So we are holding a kiddie fundraiser Sunday the 19th in Seomra Spraoi from 12.

There will be games, story telling, face painting, arts and crafts and hopefully live music for kids — any other suggestions welcome.

There will be a couple of hours of family fun and a good excuse to meet up and bring all the kids together.

The Organisers

For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Friday, Oct. 17: Auntie Underground Cinema – ‘My Father, My Mother and Me’

Seomra Spraoi / Friday 17th October / 7pm

This Friday in Seomra Spraoi, the Auntie Underground film collective are showing ‘My Father, My Mother and Me’, a German documentary made in 2012 by Paul-Julien Robert.

Robert was born in 1979 to a young swiss woman living in Freidrichschof, a famous, and later infamous, Austrian commune that was once the largest in Europe. Like so many utopian communities founded over the past two centuries on the principle of participatory democracy, this one was the brainchild of am individual visionary. He was Otto Mühl, a former Wehrmacht soldier who in the Sixties helped found the actionist art movement in Vienna.

Mark Lilla, ‘Tyrant of the Commune’

This is a BYOB event. Seomra Spraoi is at 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1.


Learn How to Squat

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 13th April / 12pm–12am

Fuck Paying for Housing

A day of workshops, discussion, films, food, raffle and fun to raise funds for and awareness of squatting in Dublin.

Suggested Donation of €7 for workshops and food.

  • 12pm–12:40pm — Treats and Welcoming
  • 1pm–2pm — Research
  • 2pm–3pm — Gaining Entry
  • 3pm–3:30pm — Lunch
  • 3:30pm–4:30pm — Lock Changing
  • 4:30pm–5:30pm — Electricity
  • 5:30pm–6:30pm — Legal/Polics
  • 6:30pm–7:15pm — Dinner
  • 7:15pm–8:30pm — Films
  • 8:30pm–10pm — Discussion
  • 10pm–10:30pm — Raffle Draw
  • 10:30pm–12am — Fun
  • Squatter’s Rights (short animation)
  • 69 (documentary about the Ungdomshuset squat in Copenhagen)
Open discussion about squatting
Raffle Prizes
  • Skipped Food Hamper
  • Crowbar
  • Soviet Earrings
  • Grand Mystery Prize
  • Music
  • Games

All Ireland Community Campaigns Gathering

Seomra Spraoi / Saturday 26th March / 10am–5pm

Are you involved in a campaign in your community? Join us for an All Ireland Community Campaigns Gathering in Seomra Spraoi. This is a free event.

This is an open invitation to all community led campaign groups. By coming together we can share our experiences and find out how we can support each other to win. You and your group are invited to come together for a day with other community led campaign groups to:

  • Learn about each other’s struggles and find common issues
  • Share what we have learned in our campaigns & hear from successful ones
  • Discuss how we act in solidarity with each other
  • Participate in a skills workshop around a common challenge (For workshops see full programme below)


10am–11am — Opening
Introduction to the day and a chance for groups and individuals to introduce their own local situation and to hear some reflections from other campaigns.
11am–12am — Dealing with the Media
Share experiences of dealing with the media and get practical advice on writing and sending press releases, preparing for radio interviews and using alternative media. With Mimi Doran and William Hederman. Mimi Doran is a communications practitioner and media lecturer with interests in social justice and participatory approaches to learning, research, and communication. Mimi has completed research on media literacy with St Michael’s Estate Regeneration Team, at the Equality Studies Centre. Mimi has provided strategic planning, PR strategies and professional media training to a variety of businesses and organisations. William Hederman is an activist, photographer, graphic designer and journalist. He worked as a journalist and editor at The Irish Times and subsequently as a journalist at Village Magazine. He has also lectured in journalism at DCU. He is part of the collective that runs the Seomra Spraoi social centre in Dublin.
12am–12:15am — Tea and Coffee
12:15am–1:15pm — Basic tools for working together
Share your experience of working together in a community campaign group and learn basic tools that can be used to make decisions, facilitate discussions and keep working effectively.
Facilitated by Paula Leonard
2pm–3pm — Dealing with the State
A chance to hear about the experiences of one community campaign group in dealing with state agencies, government departments, the legal system and the Gardai, and to share your own experiences that others may be able to learn from. With Eoin O’Leidhin, activist at Rossport Solidarity Camp. Eoin has been living in Mayo for the past four years and will be sharing experiences of engaging with state agencies, regulators and the legal system.
Facilitated by Mark Malone, Seomra Spraoi.
3pm–4pm — How to Keep Going
This workshop is a space to look at how community organisers can cope with mental and physical stress of long term campaigning, how we can support each other and keep campaigns going in a sustainable way for our communities.
Facilitated by Aoife Cooke
4pm–4:15pm — Tea and Coffee
4:15pm–5pm — Closing
A chance to hear what people got out of the day to discuss how can we support each other and act in solidarity in the future, with the option of creating a short statement expressing solidarity between the different community campaigns for media release.
Facilitated by Paula Leonard
5:30pm–6:30pm — Light evening meal

The event is being organised by people active in a number of different campaigns including supporting the community under threat from Shell in Mayo. This event will be a neutral space and the aim is to support each other and share strategies. It is not a space for winning people over to specific campaign agendas or any party political groups. Discussions and learning from the day will be gathered and disseminated online to participants other community campaign groups after the event.

Venue: Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvidere Court, Dublin 1. Seomra Spraoi is an inspiring example of a community centre run entirely on donations.

Directions: Walk north along Gardiner St, past Mountjoy Square and turn right at the next laneway (Belvedere Court). Seomra Spraoi is about halfway down the lane on the right hand side (number ten).

Food will be by donation, 5 euro or what you can afford. Please contact if you have any special dietary or mobility requirements. Let us know if you will need child care for the day as this can be arranged at the venue.

Please contact or call Jerrieann or Kate (087 6686644 / 085 1171140) if you have questions, are interested in attending or to book a place.

Seed swap

Food action invites you to ‘Seed swap’, a family friendly event. Swap trees, plants and seeds with Dublin’s growing community. Also enjoy the wholefood vegan café, music and more.

There will be a wild food and herb walk starting at Royal Canal, Phibsboro Road (next to Kelly’s Carpets) from 12:30am–1:30pm.

Seomra Spraoi will be open from 2pm–6:30pm for the seed-swapping event & more!

Contact: / 0857296088