We partner and run various initiatives in our local community. If you are running a charity event in our area, and would like us to donate tickets, or food/drinks vouchers, or use our venue for a fundraising event please get in touch. We might not be able to honour every request, and its important that it be local to us , but other than that, thats it . Please email us at [email protected] for all requests.

Bin it to win it
We had been racking our brains trying to come up with an idea for everyone to help keep our beautiful Portobello canal tidy when the sun shines so we decided to come up with our Bin it to Win it campaign. It’s simple really – call into the Eatyard/Shaw, we’ll give you a Brewtonic bin bag, you bring it back full of rubbish you cleaned up from the canal and we’ll sort you a free pint of one of our Brewtonic beers. Thats it!

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What’s Greentonic you ask? It’s an extension of Bodytonic which focuses on all aspects of being green/reducing waste/energy efficient/environmentally friendly. We want to reduce our waste, remove single use plastic, be environmentally friendly and overall try to make the world (or our gaff for now) a better place. We got rid of plastic straws and single use plastic cups. We’ve got reusable plastic cups and metal straws for our events, which not only look the business but reduce our plastic waste. We’ve also banned takeaway coffee cups in the office – Keep Cups all round’ baby. We’re also learning day by day, getting things wrong, making mistakes, and trying to make things right. If you have any ideas or see us doing silly things we can easily improve on, please let us know, we’re open to learning and doing as much as we can – [email protected]

Brewtonic Balcony Garden 

Our Brewtonic Garden is something we’re all immensely proud of here, it sits at the back of our office overlooking the whole venue (a bit of a Lion King “Everything the light touches is yours” kinda vibe). We use the herbs we grow in our drinks and cocktails and the veggies in our staff lunches – plus help the bee population whilst we’re at it.

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We’ve recently introduced a new scheme in The Shaw Cafe where we save our used coffee grinds to use as fertiliser for our plants. Not only does it cut down on waste going to landfill (which is also very costly), it helps to nourish our lovely plant pals too. Also in the spirit of being green, our Bar manager + head gardener Brendan came up with the Brewtonic grow tower. It’s made from upcycled key kegs, uses rainwater and is a vertical growing system perfect for herbs and bee friendly flowers.

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Re-usable Glassware 

At our Wine & Cheese festival and at all of our events we try to use all re-usable cups and we don’t allow plastic use in the Eatyard. We got our own wine glasses made last year so we could give these out at our events & re-use them every year instead of wasting so much plastic. We try our best aye! Any better ideas of how we can reduce our waste? – [email protected]

Biodegradable Cutlery & Plates

At the Eatyard we ask all of our vendors that they use biodegradable knives, forks, napkins, plates so we can reduce our carbon footprint in the food market. It is something we have always promoted! If you have anymore insights into other ways we can improve this let us know – [email protected]

Upcycling old furniture

When we re-opened Eatyard back in March we set a task for ourselves to try & re-use as much furniture & pieces as possible by taking them from our other venues and upcycling them to suit Eatyard. Here we can see the use of an old Absolut bottle turned into an artistic piece, the seating has been painted & the tree stumps re-used as seating too. Easy!

Eatyard Festivals being as Green as possible

At all of our festivals this year and in previous years we try our best to be as green as possible. Whether this is keeping an eye on our general waste/recycling, using bio-degradable packaging, bringing re-usable cups, re-filling your own re-usable water bottles & much more. If you have anymore insights into other ways we can improve this let us know – [email protected]

Check out what we’re doing at Wine & Cheese – HERE

Check out what we’re doing at Beatyard – HERE

My Goodness Food & CUSP

One of our lovely talented vendors in the Eatyard at the moment, My Goodness, are doing some really amazing things beside serving up UNREAL grub.

They have set up their own community compost project & are getting volunteers involved.

Their mission is::

‘We believe that waste is a matter of perception. We also believe that climate change resilience is best built by communities.

Our theory is that if we change the way we view waste through community action then:

(a) a solution is found for current farmers’ market biowaste now.

(b) our communities become more resilient for challenges in the near future.’

They are now testing their ideas by doing the following:

  1. Creating a closed-loop waste management system that connects the organic waste material and compostable packaging generated by a weekly farmers’ market in Cork City to a biodigestor ie a fast composting machine.
  2. Collecting and testing the soil generated by the biodigestor every 48 hours.
  3. If feasible, creating links with community urban growing projects and supporting them with usable soil created by the farmers’ market’s organic waste.

Pretty amazing right?

Want to learn more go to their website HERE.


Tickets for Charity Fundraiser

We gave two tickets to our Wine & Cheese festival to Kick Cancer in the Ass Fundraiser. Got a charity event you want us to help out with prizes on? Get in touch – [email protected]

Karaoke for the Simon Community
Last year at Yuleyard we raised money for Dublin Simon Community . All of the proceeds from our Caravan Karaoke went straight to their charity and we will also had buckets to drop in some money at our Winter Warmer’s bar. We also donate all our lost property from the pub to the Simon Community.

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Do you have any ideas for us? Drop us a mail [email protected]


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