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 to hold a meeting or 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 for all requests.



We’ve started working with the guys at to collect hygeine products. The drop off point is just inside the front door of The Shaw, any q’s just ask one of our staff

More about their philosophy

“At The Hygiene Bank, we believe each and every one of us should have a dignified life. It’s not right that feeling clean should be a luxury or a privilege for anyone in our society, yet many of us are living in poverty and can’t afford to be clean. That’s why our network of projects exists – to give people access to the basics they need. We’re a grassroots, people-powered charity and social movement, grounded in community. Our passions stems from a sense of injustice that anyone should be locked out of living a decent, dignified life, so we work to inspire social change.”



We initially started this idea 2 years ago when we were close to the Grand Canal. Now we’ve moved the same idea with us , and now we’re right beside the Royal Canal – the same project/principles apply Bin it to Win it campaign. It’s simple really – call into the 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 our beers, and yes that means Guinness until what stock we have runs out !


Bohs 2020 Sponsorship – It’s been a few months now since the big move and we’re settling in well and getting to know the neighbours. A big one for us this year is that we’re a proud sponsor of Bohs for the 2020 season – we’ll be selling Boh’s light on draught with 50c of each pint going straight to Bohs.


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 –


New project coming from us in June 2020 and we’ll be bringing back our annual social hops project too. More info to follow shortly


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.

Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 17.38.21


Ecobricks — a new initiative we’re starting in Bodytonic HQ, and you’ll see in The Bernard Shaw very very soon. We go through massive amounts of non-biodegradable waste. We’ve reduced our usage as much as we can, but some of it you just can’t avoid. That’s why when we heard of Ecobricks we knew we HAD to try em’ out.

We’re no longer taking Eco Bricks but anyone wh0 would like to come use our bricks to make anything creative – let us know.


‘Wipe out plastic’ is made entirely out of single use plastic from around The Bernard Shaw – a sustainable art piece made to urge the reuse of non-recyclable plastics creatively. It highlights the problem we have with single use plastic entering our seas.

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in Europe generating an average of 61kgs per person every year.

More than 60 percent of plastic waste still comes from packaging – but only 40 percent of that packaging is recycled.

If we do our part in helping to “wipe out” the use of single use plastic we can help cut down on our waste by recycling – reusing & recreating.



October 4th we hosted a fundraiser night for Multiple Sclerosis Ireland.

With sets from Brame & Hamo, DeFekt, Caít, Bob Standard, Dancing For Money and we even had a rave in our storage room.