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Music: Bounce club night for people with intellectual disabilities at the Róisín Dubh, Galway

7 Oct 2019 (Past)

The Róisín Dubh, Galway

Bounce Club Night is a club night for people with intellectual disabilities.

Bounce’s aim is to create a fun, safe and accessible space for young adults with intellectual disabilities to socialise, listen to music and dance in a club environment.

All our DJs and VJs with intellectual disabilities are supported by experienced Galway DJs and VJs and play a wide range of music including pop, rock, hip hop and r’n’b.

The first night, which took place in March 2017, was a huge success and received a lot of positive feedback.

For eight years That’s Life have been hosting Club Tropicana in the Black Box and it has always been a sell out event, given the ongoing success of this they decided to create more opportunities for their DJs, VJs and club goers to access club nights more regularly.

The next Bounce club night takes place on Monday 7th October from 8pm-10.30pm in the Róisín Dubh. Further club nights will take place on 4th November and 2nd December.

€5 admission charge. Wheelchair accessible. Over 18s.

READ: thejournal.ie feature on Bounce, May 2019

That’s Life is an arts programme which is part of The Brothers of Charity Services Galway and aims to make the arts more accessible to people with intellectual disabilities.

Their mission is to offer opportunities for people to discover and realise their artistic potential through participation in high quality arts programs and to support the creation of beautiful work that enriches people’s lives and the life of their community.

Ongoing DJ and VJ training is one of the elements That’s Life have developed, as well as Electric Dreams, a six piece indie pop outfit consisting of four people with ID and two professional Galway musicians.

Video: Our night at Bounce – the club night for people with intellectual disabilities – thejournal.ie feature 26th May, 2019

Bounce nightclub in full swing in the Button Factory as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2019.

It's actually been great, all the staff are helpful. I'm out here for a great night, and also I'm looking out for Mr Right tonight.

Daragh Daly, Bounce club-goer.

Electric Dreams perform in the Button Factory, as Bounce nightclub takes to Dublin Dance Festival 2019!


Brothers of Charity
Club Night
Róisín Dubh
That's Life