TWELVE more reasons not to miss your free Family Day 2012…


One Family and EBS announce TWELVE more reasons not to miss your free Family Day 2012…

Media Release, 1 May 2012 – One Family and EBS today announced an exciting line up for the free Family Day Picnic they are hosting on the 13th May in Iveagh Gardens, Dublin from 11am – 5pm. Imaginosity, Fighting Words, Al Kazam the party king, Gaiety School of Acting, Grow it Yourself, Football Association of Ireland, Dublin Fire Brigade, Jane Shorthall Dancers, Ballyfermot Superjettes, Daria and Paul’s story time, Dress For Success with RTE’s Sonya Lennon, Family Day sports field – and that’s just for the kids…

Hosted by One Family, Ireland’s leading organisation for one-parent familes, and EBS, the free event in the Iveagh Gardens is a must for everyone who wants to celebrate their own family and to support family diversity. People are being reminded today to log onto to find out more details for Family Day activities.

As broadcaster Ian Dempsey explained at the launch, ‘Families come in all shapes and sizes and Family Day is a day for everyone to celebrate their family, no matter what its make up, and to think about what family really means.’

Marvel at the magician Al Kazam as he performs throughout the day; push your way to the front of the crowd and get moving with internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Jane Shortall; start twirling those batons with the Ballyfermot Superjettes; lose your inhibitions with the Gaiety School of Acting drama workshop; have a go at goal scoring with FAI’s giant inflatable target wall; meet RTE’s / Dress For Success ‘s Sonya Lennon who will have a big bag of tricks for children’s dressing-up time;  sow seeds with Grow it Yourself and then take them home and watch them grow; enjoy interactive puppet shows and music workshops with Imaginosity; join a Fighting Words workshop and write your own story; get competitive in our egg-and-spoon, wheelbarrow and three-legged races and then chill out listening to Daria and Paul’s story time – and, vroom vroom, here’s your chance to see a real fire engine up close thanks to Dublin Fire Brigade.

Aidan Power, Head of Marketing and Communications EBS, says: ‘We have a great line-up and want as many families as possible to join us on the day. We have something for all ages and under 18’s can also enter our Family Portrait Art competition to be in with a chance of winning €500*.  We’ve even thought of the parents who will be treated to free massages and make up lessons on the day. EBS are very excited to support Family Day and we’re looking forward to a fun day out.’

Karen Kiernan, Director of One Family, adds, ‘Bring your own rug and picnic – and an umbrella just in case! But don’t worry if you don’t have time to make a picnic – you can visit our on-site food village if you’re hungry. All the details are on’

To register for the free family day picnic log onto

For photographs of children with One Family, EBS and Ian Dempsey at the launch or further information please contact:
Hilary Fennell, Communications Manager, One Family 01-6629212 /087 2359515