Looking to keep busy while indoors? Here are a few ideas

Here are some of the things that are happening online to keep you entertained.

Looking to keep busy while indoors? Here are a few ideas

With social distancing the order of the day, you may begin to feel bored or restless as the days pass by.

But there are things to keep you occupied.

Here are some of the things that are happening online to keep you entertained.


Artists around the country are offering their drawings in black and white so that kids off school - and adults off work - can colour them in.

Will Sliney, Dynamite Studio and Jill & Gill are among the artists

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You can print off some of the drawings on the groups' social media channels or if you're feeling creative, Marvel artist Sliney is encouraging people to draw their own superheroes.

Read a book

Irish Libraries are giving people access to Borrowbox, where you can access eBooks and audiobooks.

Simply log on to librariesireland.ie to register, where you will be given a temporary pin.

Once you have that and a library number, you can access any of the eServices Libraries Ireland offer.

You can follow the instructions here.

Watch a film

Looking to pass some time with a film?

There's plenty of options on a host of streaming services including the RTÉ Player and Netflix.

With St Patrick's Day coming tomorrow, we've highlighted seven of the best Irish films on Netflix

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Irish comedian Alison Spittle has been hosting a nightly #CovideoParty, encouraging people to watch a film together on Twitter while at home.

On Monday night,

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Do some yoga

Dublin yoga teacher Maura Rath is hosting online yoga gatherings twice-a-day, from Monday to Friday.

She is hosting the yoga classes on her Instagram page at 8am and 5pm daily.

Her first class saw more than 200 people take part.

Ms Roth decided to host the classes to give students some light relief while they can not attend her regular class during social distancing.

"Yoga really has the power to bring people together, and ease stress and anxiety using movement and breath, especially in challenging times such as these," she said.

"I felt it was something I could do to give back and help ease collective anxiety.

"I have been overwhelmed with the positive response and invite anyone missing their regular yoga fix, or simply wants to give it a go, to escape for an hour. Come and play!"

Watch a concert

Plenty of gigs have been cancelled, but on Wednesday you will be able to watch a live concert from the comfort of your couch.

Live From Home will be a concert performed live on Facebook at 6pm on Wednesday.

The concert will feature a host of Irish musicians, including Emma Langford, Sara Ryan, Jordan Run, Beyond The Wash, Paddy Dennehy, Eve Clague, Mide Houlihan and Dylan Howe.

Concert viewers are set to enjoy music from artists with everyone - including the performers - in their own home.

Promoters Unemployable Promotions want to show staying in isn't all doom and gloom.

Each act will play a 20-minute set, and will then direct the viewer to the next act through a link on their page.

Find details on where and how to tune in here.

Anyone how wishes to donate to the musicians can do so at the GoFundMe page.


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