Led by Olwyn Lyons


Rockfield Park, Artane

18 JUNE 2022 | 2.30pm


A workshop for lovers of dance in Artane, Dublin! 

All ages were welcome to join in this free, energetic dance workshop led by the fantastic Olwyn Lyons.  Jumping to the beat and having fun dancing in the park was all part and parcel of a day of festivities in Rockfield Park for Faoin Speir. 



In the lead up to Faoin Speir on Saturday 18 May 2023, choreographer Olwyn Lyons worked with a group of older people from the Artane area over several weeks. Together they developed movement ideas and choreography through creative investigation and dynamic dance workshops leading to the creation of a short dance film. Check out the finished film below!


LeChéile Donnycarney Community & Youth Centre. 
Final two sessions on 14 & 17 June at CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s studio at 42 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3. 
Tuesdays: 17, 24, 31 May & 7, 14 June 
Saturdays: 21, 28 May & 4 June
Friday: 10, 17 June
Tuesdays: 6 – 8pm
Saturdays: 12 – 2pm
Fridays: 6 – 8pm




Olwyn Lyons is an independent choreographer, dance artist and community dance facilitator who specialises in contemporary and commercial dance. With over 10 years experience delivering, developing, directing and facilitating arts projects with professionals and the community, Olwyn’s choreographic work explores human identity, relationships, self-expression and communication through movement and music. The work is highly gestural, using movement motifs and has an athletic quality emphasised by a strong rhythmic pace.

Olwyn has engaged with a wide range of community groups ranging from primary school children to developing dance for people aged 50+. She is passionate in advocating the importance of dance and health for older people, reflected through her continued work with seniors and Parkinson’s Disease. Currently Olwyn is working on an ongoing collaboration and study with Beaumont Hospital Neurological Department exploring Dance for Parkinson’s.

In 2021 Olwyn was awarded Arts and Inclusion Exploration Commission, (Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Arts Council of Ireland) and in her role as Co – Director of Macushla Dance Club 50+ she received the Dublin City Council Neighbourhood Arts Grant 2022. Currently Olwyn is part of the TAP Teacher Artist Partnership Residency Programme with Navan Education Centre.

Olwyn has collaborated and engaged with various organisations over her career including Dance Ireland, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Age & Opportunity, NOISE Moves Youth Dance Festival, Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease, Cruinniú Na nOg, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Tallaght Community Arts and VISUAL Theatre Carlow.

Photo by Kirsty Lyons.


Funded by Arts Council Ireland & Dublin City Council, this project was commissioned as part of Artane FAOIN SPÉIR and aimed to bring people together to try something new, create connection and develop movement and poetry in a collaborative setting.