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The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is Dublin's most popular event magazine that focuses on the vast amount of cultural events for no admission charges. For more than 11 years it was a weekly e-mail magazine that listed, described and recommended 170-200 free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area. Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups were included. After 600 editions, the Dublin Event Guide was semi-retired and now continues in a new format.

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has more than 24,000 readers. Instead of a weekly e-mail, there is now an e-mail only when significant events happen and you can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

This site contains the newest edition below and is updated as soon as it is completed (check the date!). But even if there is no new edition here, you probably find some event information on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide!

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 25 September 2021:


Dublin Event Guide 725: What’s in a name? – Dublin Festival of History, Dandelion Market, National Botanic Gardens Tours

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

What’s in a name?

Dublin Festival of History, Dandelion Market, National Botanic Gardens Tours

Hi all!

With so many events last week and lots of press releases that all announce some type of events, I totally forgot to ask you what you think of the rebranding of the Olympia Theatre. The Olympia is owned by MCD and MCD signed an 8-year contract with 3Ireland to rename the theatre to “3Olympia Theatre”. What do you think about that? Is that a good name? Or a silly name? Will you call the Olympia Theatre by its new name of will you stick to the old name?

What do you think in general about the commercialisation of names? Lansdowne Road Stadium Or Aviva Stadium? Grand Canal Theatre or Bord Gais Theatre? Point Theatre or 3Arena? What will be next? Will Croke Park be Vodafone Park soon? Or maybe Axa Park?

In 2018, Three Ireland signed a 55mio contract with Live Nation (who also own MCD) to keep the “3Arena” name for the Point Theatre for the next 10 years. 55mio!!?? And the 5 year extension to the original 10 year contract for naming Lansdowne Road Stadium “Aviva Stadium” did allegedly cost more than 40mio.

Do you know anybody who wants to put their name on a popular event guide for a lot of money??? I might be able to help! :-)))))

Until a big sponsor will slap their name on the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”, your help will continue to be required.

Donations in September: 

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The counter on the left shows the current donation status. By the end of the month EUR 200 will be extracted to pay the bills. If more money has been donated, the rest will be carried forward. If donations have stopped below the EUR 200, the missing amount will be carried over.

Last week the wonderful people that donated were Anne, Thomas, Claudiu, Luana and Paul. THANK YOU! Your donation has arrived and you are appreciated!!

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Thank you!!

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“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are currently sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

+++ Frank’s Story: Family Histories of Ireland’s LGBTQ+ Diaspora – Dublin Festival of History
Thu 07 October – 18:30-19:30 – Online – Adm: Free
Frank Egan left Galway aged just 15 and travelled to London, where he lived with the ga y theatre troupe, The Brixton Faeries. Join us as we look back on his extraordinary life and the story of a generation of Irish LGBTQ+ migrants in this unique talk as part of the Dublin Festival of History. epicchq.com/event/franks-story-family-histories-of-irelands-lgbtq-diaspora/

+++ EPIC Explorers Women In Space
Sat 09 October – 13:00-14:00 – Online – Adm: EUR 5
It’s time to climb aboard your rocket and venture out into the galaxy in this Space Week special where we discover the influence of Irish women in space travel. Suitable for ages 6–12, meet Irish astronauts such as Eileen Collins, the first female pilot and commander of a space shuttle – and astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, whose discovery of a new type of star won a Nobel Prize. epicchq.com/event/epic-explorers-women-in-space/

+++ Tiny Tots Space
Sat 09 October – 10:30-11:30 – Online – Adm: EUR 5
Join some of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum’s famous characters in these monthly fun, interactive storytelling sessions. Suitable for ages 6 and under, each month we’ll take part in an original adventure tale composed by EPIC, including singing, drawing, mathematics and sensory exploration. All you need is your imagination to take part! epicchq.com/event/tiny-tots-space-epic-museum-virtual/

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 25 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ Irish Car Boot Sales – Market 06:00-12:00 Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 irishcarboot.ie/
+ Airfield Estate Farmers’ Market 09:00-14:30 Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (lower car park) www.airfield.ie/farmers-market-at-airfield-estate
+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ An Indian Summer Art Exhibition – St Anne’s Park 10:00-16:30 Red Stables, St Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/events/920814131865417 + 22nd Medieval Dublin Symposium – Day 2 – Dublin Festival of History 10:00-13:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/167081169275 (Booking required)
+ Sculpture in Context 2021 – National Botanic Gardens (02 Sept-15 Oct) 10:00-17:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/event/sculpture-in-context-2021
+ Bushy Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Red Stables Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket

+ Marlay Park Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/marlay-park-coco-market
+ Art on the Veranda – Outdoor Art Exhibition – Dun Laoghaire 10:00-17:30 Veranda opposite DLR Lexicon, Queen’s Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/800629304149453
+ Michael O’Donoghue: The Life of a 19th Century Kevin Street Police Sergeant – Dublin Festival of History 11:00-12:15 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/166531021769 (Booking required)
+ Urban Picnic Market – Corkagh Park 11:00-17:00 Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 www.facebook.com/UrbanPicnic.ie
+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/14:00-15:00/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required) The tour at 14:00 is themed “Wild Ireland – Meet the Native Trees”.

+ Tradition Now: Portraits of Seán Ó Riada – 50th Anniversary Celebration – Concert – National Concert Hall 14:00 Online www.nch.ie/Online/article/Tradition-Now-Sean-O-Riada-25Sept21 (Free Online!)
+ Dublin Alive: Eavesdrop – Spoken word with music 14:30 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 (Entry from Red Stables) axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173615949 (Booking required)
+ Nazis and Nobles: Stephan Malinowski in Conversation – Dublin Festival of History 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/166303396937 (Booking required)
+ Tradition Now: Portraits of Seán Ó Riada – 50th Anniversary Celebration – Concert – National Concert Hall 20:00 Online www.nch.ie/Online/article/Tradition-Now-Sean-O-Riada-25Sept21 (Free Online!)
+ Mik Pyro’s Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig 21:00 Online Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club www.facebook.com/arthursbluesandjazz/posts/867018783936203

Sunday 26 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ Irish Car Boot Sales – Market 08:00-13:00 Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Rd, Ballymun, Dublin 9 irishcarboot.ie/
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market/Food Fair 09:00-17:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/events/196345175872132
+ An Indian Summer Art Exhibition – St Anne’s Park 10:00-16:30 Red Stables, St Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/events/920814131865417
+ Sculpture in Context 2021 – National Botanic Gardens (02 Sept-15 Oct) 10:00-17:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/event/sculpture-in-context-2021
+ Marlay Park Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/marlay-park-coco-market
+ People’s Park Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 People’s Park, Park Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-coco-market
+ Art on the Veranda – Outdoor Art Exhibition – Dun Laoghaire 10:00-17:30 Veranda opposite DLR Lexicon, Queen’s Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/800629304149453
+ Bremore Castle Food & Crafts Market 11:00-17:00 Bremore Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin www.balbriggan.info/bremore-castle-food-crafts-market-returns/
+ Street Safari by 14 Henrietta Street – for Kids (Age 6+) accompanied by adults 11:00 14 Henrietta Street Museum, 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873627005 (Booking required)
+ Herbert Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:00-16:00 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/Herbert-Park-Market-405930226496273
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ St. Catherine’s Park Urban Market 11:00-17:00 St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin (beside overflow car park) www.facebook.com/St.CatherinesParkUrbanMarket/
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/14:00-15:00/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required) The tour at 14:00 is themed “The Edible Garden – From the Common to the Curious”.
+ Sundays@Noon: Cassiopeia Winds – Wind chamber music – Hugh Lane Gallery 12:00-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1015912342500417
++ Dandelion Flea Market – Vintage, Fashion, Crafts, Accessories 12:00-17:00 The Well, 130 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/1039612113467838

+ The Darkness Echoing: Gillian O’Brien in Conversation – Dublin Festival of History 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/166303774065 (Booking required)

What’s on and free next week….

Monday 27 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required)
+ Introduction to the National Library of Ireland – Dublin City Culture Club 14:00 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873627003 (Booking required)
+ Andrew Carnegie: The Man Who Funded Libraries for Dublin’s ‘Toiling Masses’ – Talk – Dublin Festival of History 19:00-20:15 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/166325557219 (Booking required) +

Tuesday 28 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ Lifting the Stigma Against Migrant Women – Online Conference 10:30-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/4250359821738589 (Booking required)
+ Work–Life Balance: Strategies for Busy People – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Georgie&Me 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/work-life-balance-strategies-for-busy-people/ (Booking required)
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required)
+ NDRC Startup Accelerator Demo Day 14:00-15:45 Online hopin.com/events/ndrc-accelerator-demo-day (Booking required)
+ Revolutionary Phibsborough (1913-1923) – Talk – Phibsborough Library – Dublin Festival of History 2021 19:00-20:15 Online www.facebook.com/events/1196147397562769 (Booking required)
+ Book Club: ‘Inti mate City: Dublin Essays’ by Peter Sirr – Dublin City Culture Company 20:00 Online richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173613305/events/428389532 (Booking required)

Wednesday 29 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ WB Yeats: Folklore and Fairy Tales – Talk – National Gallery 11:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ Figurazione by Willi Baumeister – Art Discussion – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3282-coffee-conversation-29-september-2021 (Booking required)
+ Love Your Heart – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Nutritionist Nichola Flood 12:30-13:10 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/love-your-heart/ (Booking required)
+ Chester Beatty Highlights Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 17:30 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/onsite-highlights-tours/ (Booking required)
+ Beuys 100: Film Screening – Hugh Lane Gallery 18:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3298-beuys-29-september-2021
+ David Bowie’s Kabuki Spirit – Talk – Chester Beatty Museum 18:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/live-online-talk-david-bowies-kabuki-spirit/ (Booking required)
+ 1921: Bliain na Cinniúna – Year of Reckoning – Talk – Dublin Festival of History (in Gaelic?) 19:00-20:15 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/167525769085 (Booking required)

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 30 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur & Idea Generation – Talk – Dublin City Libraries 09:30-11:00 Online www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Free-Library-Talks-Becoming-A-Successful-Entrepreneur-Idea-Generation11.html
+ What’s Your Leadership Style? – Webinar – Iconic Offices & ETC Consult 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/whats-your-leadership-style/ (Booking required)
+ Ask the Conservator with National Archives of Ireland – Dublin City Culture Club 11:00 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873620498 (Booking required)
+ Living with Pride: Photographs by Christopher Robson – Tour – National Library 11:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required)
+ Projecting a Que er Republic: Identity & Representation – Panel Discussion – National Library 19:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ Book Club: ‘Inti mate City: Dublin Essays’ by Peter Sirr – Dublin City Culture Company 20:00 Online richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173613305/events/428389532 (Booking required)

Friday 01 October

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ Free Fitness for all! – Group Session 07:00 Grand Canal Dock, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 www.meetup.com/project-awesome-dublin
+ gradireland Graduate Careers Fair 11:00-17:00 Online gradireland.com/events/gradireland-graduate-careers-fair-virtual (Booking required)
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required)
+ Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky with Joshua Weilerstein – Concert – RTE National Symphony Orchestra 19:30 Online orchestras.rte.ie/events/3697/rachmaninov-and-tchaikovsky-with-joshua-weilerstein/?ticketID=1633116600 (Free online streaming)

And there is more…

+++ Festivals this week 
The totally free Dublin Festival of History continues:
++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/
The Theatre Festival and the GAZE LGBTQ+ Film Festival also take place but do not seem to have any free events (or they hide them so well that I couldn’t find them.)
+ GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival 29 Sept-03 Oct www.gaze.ie/
+ Dublin Theatre Festival 30 Sept-17 Oct dublintheatrefestival.ie/programme/programme-2021

+++ Open House Dublin 2021
Open House is organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation and it will return on 15-17 October. In normal times, over the weekend there are lots of interesting buildings open in Dublin where architects give a guided tour and explain what the original thinking was when the building was created.
I got a completely new perspective of Liberty Hall and Busaras after being on an Open House Tour. Other interesting buildings that I saw over the years: Old Terminal at Dublin airport, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Enterprise, Irish Lights Headquarters in Dun Laoghaire, Conference Centre Dublin, Four Courts, Criminal Courts of Justice and many more.
This year I expect a LOT more pre-booking will have to be done and because the tickets will be released on 28 Sept, I need to tell you about Open House this week already. Rush to your computer on Tuesday to book tickets! The full programme is at www.openhousedublin.com

+++ National Gallery tickets available here
The National Gallery is usually free anyway, but in current times you will have to book tickets to get access and you have to enter the building on the Merrion Street side. Tickets are available here: www.nationalgallery.ie/visit-us/book-your-ticket The National Gallery also is running events again and because the events have limited number of spaces, they can book out relatively fast, at least before I can write about the events, so check out the events 1-2 weeks in advance here www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on and then book tickets for them.

+++ Visit Dublin Castle for free
Until the end of 2021, entry to Dublin Castle is free for all visitors. You will be able to visit the State Apartments on a self-guided tour. There are currently no guided tours and therefore the Medieval Undercroft and Chapel Royal are not accessible. Opening hours are Mon-Sun & Bank Holidays: 09:45-17:45 (last admission 17:15). Tickets can be booked at dublincastle.admit-one.eu/?p=calendar&ev=SELFGUIDE for free there will also a limited number of tickets available at the ticket desk.

+++ Low Priced Books with free delivery 
Book Depository is the place where you can buy low priced books, usually for better prices than on Amazon and Book Depository always delivers for free. And by buying books from Book Depository you will also help the Dublin Event Guide for no additional cost to you. Use this link: shor.by/BookDepository
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+++ LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES
Is there ever a wrong time for learning a new skill or enhancing what you are already interested in? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or NLP or some Business related “soft skills”? Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available. Nearly all the courses are REALLY affordable!
The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

And this is it for another week! Have a great weekend and good new week.

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)

 


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