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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.

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The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 03 December 2022:


Dublin Event Guide 787: Lots of Christmas Markets – St. Enda’s Park Christmas Craft Fair, Dandelion Christmas Market, Christmas at Farmleigh, Family Fun Day at National Museum, Santa Cycle

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Lots of Christmas Markets

 St. Enda’s Park Christmas Craft Fair, Dandelion Christmas Market, Christmas at Farmleigh, Family Fun Day at National Museum, Santa Cycle

Happy Saturday!!! :-)

[I am late again, I know! Christmas Party last night and then trying to write a Dublin Event Guide with lots and lots of events are two quite incompatible feats. ?]

Around 2016 I created a website called “Dublin Christmas Markets” at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com there were years when I didn’t get around to updating it and until this year, it looked a little dated, so I did a refresh and have added the 2022 Christmas Markets and now the website is waiting for you to use it! ;-)

If you are looking for a simple listing of the Christmas Markets in Dublin 2022, you will find them all there. And over time, I will make the website a little more attractive by adding pictures etc. If you go to markets this year and take some good pictures that you are ok to share, please send them to me and I will attribute the pictures to you (put your social media link on them) if I use them!

Only three more weeks to Christmas and time is FLYING! Christmas Parties are in full swing, school concerts for parents, carol singing will start VERY soon and all the other things that Christmas brings every year (in normal years!). And it is just like a normal year in Ireland.

So let’s enjoy the community again that we so need! The friends, the chats, the time together, that we so missed in the last two years.

When I look at the list of event and what sort of events some venues run (and what prices they charge) it is clear that there is not just a simple returning to 2019 happening. Some things will have changed forever (some venues that ran lots of free events before now run not a single free event anymore!) But in general, we are very resilient and my prediction that we will return to (nearly all) our behaviours from before that mess, seem to come true!

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+++ Tiny Tots: Nollaig’s Christmas Adventure (Age: 3-6)
Sun 11 December – 10:00-10:45 – EPIC, chq Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: EUR 15 (1 adult + 1 child)
Bring your 3-6 year old to this interactive storytelling experience at EPIC and meet EPIC’s famous figures on our way to the North Pole!
Did you know that polar bears come from Ireland? Scientists have discovered that they can trace their family tree to Ireland and that they are descended from Irish brown bears that lived during the last ice age.
One such polar bear, Nollaig, needs your help! He has received a letter from his Irish Granny, inviting him home for Christmas day – but some of the instructions are missing! Help him navigate home by finding and making all the items he needs for his journey in this interactive storytelling experience.
This is a special sensory, immersive workshop in which parents and children will work together to bring the magic of the story to life – creating, making, interacting, singing, acting and experimenting along the way. Children will create a very special winter canvas to gift to someone for Christmas.
epicchq.com/event/tiny-tots-nollaigs-christmas-adventure/ (Booking required)

+++ Tinier Tots: Nollaig’s Christmas Adventure (Age: 1-3)
Tue 13 December – 11:00-11:45 – EPIC, chq Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1 – Adm: EUR 15 (1 adult + 1 child)
This is a fun interactive storytelling session for 1–3 years old. Get ready to experiment, create, sing and act as you meet the museum’s famous figures and help them with tasks to complete the story!
Did you know that polar bears come from Ireland? Scientists have discovered that they can trace their family tree to Ireland and that they are descended from Irish brown bears that lived during the last ice age.
One such polar bear, Nollaig, needs your help! He has received a letter from his Irish Granny, inviting him home for Christmas day – but some of the instructions are missing! Help him navigate home by finding and making all the items he needs for his journey in this interactive storytelling experience.
Suitable for tots that can move about and engage with others.
epicchq.com/event/tinier-tots-nollaigs-christmas-adventure/ (Booking required)

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 03 December

+ Car Boot Sales Tallaght 06:00-12:00 Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.facebook.com/irishcarboot
+ 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
+ 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
+ Howth Market – Food stalls, organic produce, freshly baked goods, jewelry, clothing, antiques and more (Sat+Sun) 09:00-18:00 Howth Market, 3A Harbour Road, Howth, Co Dublin www.facebook.com/howthmarket/
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/

++ Christmas at Farmleigh House 10:00-17:00 Phoenix Park, Dublin 15
www.facebook.com/thephoenixpark
++ Terenure Christmas Bumper Village Market 10:00-18:00 Terenure Village Car Park, Terenure Rd North, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket/photos/5434894393296561/
+ St Anne’s Park Market – Food, Arts, Crafts 10:00-16:00 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market 10:00-14:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438

++ Christmas Craft Fair 11:00-15:00 St. Enda’s Park, Courtyard, 273 Harold’s Grange Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=653754373112411
++ Swords Castle Christmas Market  11:00-18:00 Swords Castle, Bridge St, Swords, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal/photos/2209195112595984/
++ Sustainable Christmas Fair 11:00-16:00 The Rediscovery Centre, The Boilerhouse, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/443294655247
+ Festive Home Decorations – Family Drop-in workshop – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00-12:30 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1  www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/3787-festive-family-workshop
+ Highlight Tour of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology 11:00 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/10-122022/Public-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Ireland-(4)
+ 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/

+ Christmas Fair (AkiDwA Y?oung Migrant Women Network) 12:00-17:00 The Circular & The Other Hand Bar, 536-538 South Circular Road, Dublin 8 www.eventbrite.ie/e/462632344797
++ Winter Wonderland Rainbow Umbrella Market 12:00-17:00 Street 66, 33-34 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/473235067827
+ Highlight Tour of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology 12:30 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/10-122022/Public-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Ireland-(4)
+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

+ Themed Tour: Women Artists 13:30-14:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/themed-tour-women-artists

+ Santa’s Christmas Circus at the Square – Circus Performances 14:00-16:00 The Square Tallaght, Belgard Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24 www.thesquare.ie/christmas

+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 14:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)

+ National Gallery Tour 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Themed Tour: Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize Exhibition 15:30-16:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/themed-tour-zurich-portrait-prize-and-zurich-young-portrait-prize-exhibition

+ International Folk Session at Hartigan’s 18:00-23:00 Hartigan’s, 100 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/InternationalBalladGroup

+ EZ/DC (Tribute to AC/DC) – support from Arcadian Shadows – Gigs 20:00-02:00 Fibber Magees, 80-81 Parnell St, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/1173152573596212/
+ Latin Fever – Dublin’s Latin Club with reggaeton, merengue, funk, electrolatino, pachangueo, dembow & more 21:00-02:30 River Bar, 1 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 (adm free from 21:00-23:00) www.facebook.com/LatinFeverDublin
+ + Ian Byrne – Garth Brooks Tribute Night – Gig 22:30 Tolka House Pub, 9a Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/TolkaHousePubOfficial
+ Makings – Gig – Midnight Hour 23:30 Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/471684560217 (Admission free before 22:30)

Sunday 04 December

+ Car Boot Sale Ballymun 08:00-13:00 Ballymun Comprehensive School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/irishcarboot
+ Howth Market – Food stalls, organic produce, freshly baked goods, jewelry, clothing, antiques and more (Sat+Sun) 09:00-18:00 Howth Market, 3A Harbour Road, Howth, Co Dublin www.facebook.com/howthmarket/
++ Christmas at Farmleigh House 10:00-17:00 Phoenix Park, Dublin 15
www.facebook.com/thephoenixpark
+ parkHIIT Phoenix Park – Resistance Training 10:00-10:30 DASH Container Cafe, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7, D07 V663 Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.ie/e/parkhiit-phoenix-park-tickets-475875405147 (Booking required)
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market 10:00-16:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438

+ Art Kart for children – Phoenix Park 10:30-12:30 Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 phoenixpark.ie/event/art-kart-on-sundays-at-the-visitor-centre/?instance_id=4233
+ Christmas Food & Craft Fair 10:30-16:30 Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Main Street, Naul Village, Co. Dublin www.tseac.ie/christmasfoodandcraftfair
+ Tallaght Christmas Fair 10:30-17:30 Tallaght Sports Complex, Balrothery, Dublin 24 www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=588235109973354 (Admission: 1 Euro for adults)
++ Swords Castle Christmas Market  11:00-18:00 Swords Castle, Bridge St, Swords, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal/photos/2209195112595984/
++ Christmas Craft Fair 11:00-15:00 St. Enda’s Park, Courtyard, 273 Harold’s Grange Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=653754373112411
+ Bayside Christmas Fair 11:00-16:00 Bayside Community Centre, Bayside Square North, Dublin 13 www.eventbrite.ie/e/463643368797
+ 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/
+ Walking Tour: Impressions of Temple Bar: A History of Printing & Lettering – Dublin Art Book Fair 11:30-12:30 Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/460863032737
+ Sunday Family Drop-in Workshop – National Gallery 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/sunday-family-drop-0

++ Dandelion Christmas Market – 60 stalls, indoors 12:00-17:00 The Well, 130 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/dandelionmarketdublin

+ Family Tour – National Gallery 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

++ Christmas Family Fun Day – various talks, tours and workshops – Collins Barracks 13:00-16:30 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/2022/122022/Christmas-Family-Fun-Day-at-Collins-Barracks
+ Drop-in-Drawing Workshop with Roxana Manouchehri – Learn line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration – Chester Beatty Museum 13:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/onsite-drop-in-drawing/ (Booking required)

+ Gallery Tour: National Gallery 13:30-14:15 + 14:30-15:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

++ Santa Cycle in Phoenix Park – 5km Cycle for the whole family 13:45-15:00 Phoenix Roundabout, Chesterfield Avenue, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/thephoenixpark/photos/2049182141937943/
+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 14:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)
+ Hugh Lane Gallery Public Tour 14:15 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3525-sunday-tour-29-may-2022
+ Sunday Sketching: Loose Lines – Family Event (Age 6-12 + parents) 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3811-yrtyhmemshfm

+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy with top comedians 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch

And the free events for next week….

Monday 05 December

+ Evaluating China-Russia Relations Nine Months After the Invasion of Ukraine – Lecture – UCD 13:00-14:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/467180137367 (Booking required)
+ Kilbarrack Cemetery and the Irish Revolution – Talk 18:30 Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5 www.dublincity.ie/events/kilbarrack-cemetery-and-irish-revolution (Booking required)
+ Climate Friendly Eating – Learn about the connection between climate change and food – Interactive Programme 18:30 Rathmines Library 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 www.dublincity.ie/events/climate-friendly-eating-0 (Booking required)
+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy with top comedians 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunchMartin Angolo

Tuesday 06 December

+ Ukulele Tuesday – Weekly Ukulele Meetup 20:00 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday/

Wednesday 07 December

+ Better outcomes, healthier people: the power of digital transformation – Workshop 09:00-14:00 Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/463563369517 (Booking required)
+ Little Museum of Dublin – Free Tour 10:00 Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 littlemuseum.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173601013

+ Zurich Portrait Prizes Curators’ Introductory Talk – National Gallery 12:00-13:00 Online www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/zurich-portrait-prizes-curators-introductory-talk (Booking required)
+ The Civil War in Dublin City and its impact on ‘ordinary’ citizens – Talk 13:00 Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 www.dublincity.ie/events/civil-war-dublin-city-and-its-impact-ordinary-citizens (Booking required)
+ Highlight Tour of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology 14:30 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/10-122022/Public-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Ireland-(4)
+ Public Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 17:30 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)

+ Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Walkinstown Library – Music, Choir & Sweet Treats 18:00 Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Dublin 12 www.dublincity.ie/events/christmas-tree-lighting-ceremony
+ The Threads that Bind: Early Bindings in the Chester Beatty Collection – Talk 18:00 Online and in person at Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/the-ties-that-bind-early-bindings-in-the-chester-beatty-collection/ (Booking required for online talk)
+ Reading Diversely with Alan McMonagle – Help readers into writing 18:30 Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10 www.dublincity.ie/events/reading-diversely-alan-mcmonagle-0 (Booking required)

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 08 December

+ Figuring Out Life – True Stories: The science of data helps to uncover important new everyday life insights – Lectures – UCD 10:00-13:00 University College Dublin, Village Auditorium, UCD Campus Belfield, Dublin 4 www.eventbrite.ie/e/452775723377 (Booking required)
+ The National Library of Ireland: History & Heritage – Festive Edition – Talk 13:00-13:45 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/473334033837 (Booking required)
+ Highlight Tour of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology 14:30 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/10-122022/Public-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Ireland-(4)
+ Christmas Ghost Stories – Reading for adults 18:30 Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 www.dublincity.ie/events/christmas-ghost-stories (Booking required)
+ Reading Diversely with Doreen Duffy – Help readers into writing 18:30 Pearse Street Library, 139-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 www.dublincity.ie/events/reading-diversely-doreen-duffy (Booking required)

+ Ma Thursdays Open Mic – Mother Reilly’s Bar 21:00-23:30 Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant, 26 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/mathursdaysopenmi

Friday 09 December

+ Digital Skills for Everyday Living – Online skills for older people 10:30-12:30 Ballymun Library, Ballymun Road, Dublin 11 www.dublincity.ie/events/digital-skills-everyday-living-0 (Booking required)
+ Lavacourt under Snow by Claude Monet – Talk – Hugh Lane Culture Club 10:30 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3801-culture-club-9-december-2022
+  Seamus Heaney’s Christmas Cards – Pop-Up Talk 11:00 Listen Now Again, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx
+ Highlight Tour of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology 14:30 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Events/2022/10-122022/Public-Tour-of-the-National-Museum-of-Ireland-(4)

+ Colm Lynch + Special Guests – Gig – Soft Rock Classics 19:00-21:00 Hard Rock Hotel, 18 Exchange Street Upper, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/1086498125259577

And there is more…

+++ All OPW Event websites are down!!
This weekend all event websites that are run by the OPW are down, so some links that are in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) might not work. The sites that are affected are National Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park Visitor Centre and Farmleigh House. Unfortunately this is not the first time that the sites are all down on a weekend. :-(


The Christmas at Farmleigh events in Saturday and Sunday will be close to this:
Christmas Food & Craft Markets, Farmyard: 10am – 5pm
Festive Crib, Outdoors: 10am – 5pm
Horse & Carriage Rides, Outdoors: 1pm – 4pm
Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords, Outdoors:
2 pm – 4pm Saturdays, 12pm – 4pm Sundays
Christmas Puppet Show in The Cowshed Theatre (Limited tickets available on the day from 10am from the Motorhouse reception.):
12 Noon – 12.30pm / 1.45pm – 2.15pm / 3.30pm – 4pm
Storytelling for Children in The Old Kitchen (Limited tickets available on the day from 10am from the Motorhouse reception):
12.45pm – 1.30pm / 2.30pm – 3.15pm / 4.15pm – 5pm
Christmas Carol Singing in The Ballroom (Limited tickets available on the day from 10am from the Motorhouse reception):
1.30pm / 2.15pm / 3.00pm

+++ Live Animal Crib – Now in Stephen’s Green Park
The current (temporary*) mayor of Dublin did her best to kill off the Live Animal Crib that traditionally was outside of Mansion House to have some new Christmas display there. But after 27 years in Dublin, the Live Animal Crib is too popular and many many people were involved in finding a new place for the crib.
This year it will now be at the Summer House in St. Stephen’s Green park from Thu 08 Dec until midday on Fri 23 Dec. The Summer House is next to the lake in the park. The animals will be there from morning until late afternoon every day.
(*All mayors of Dublin are unelected by the people of Dublin and are appointed for one year only.) www.ifa.ie/resources/live-animal-crib-coming-to-st-stephens-green/

+++ 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. By buying books from Book Depository you will also help the Dublin Event Guide for no additional cost to you, so two good reasons in one. Use this link: shor.by/BookDepository
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+++ “Traditional Henry Street Christmas Market”? Sure?
If you get to Henry Street after Saturday, please let me know: Yesterday I received an e-mail from Dublin City. It was a media invite to a “Henry Street and Mary Street Christmas Market” and it said “Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy will officially open the traditional Christmas Market in the heart of Dublin. Dublin City Council welcomes the return of Dublin’s oldest Christmas Market.”
I know that Street Traders sell goods on Henry Street before Christmas and they do that for many years already, but would you really call that a “traditional Christmas Market”? Unless it is very different from previous years, I would NOT call it that.
What is your opinion? Send it to dublineventguide@gmail.com and if you have a picture, maybe you can include it.
The people in Dublin City Council still seem to be challenged understanding what people expect from a Christmas Market.

+++ Dublin Art Book Fair 2022: A Caring Matter 

The 2022 version of the ” Dublin Art Book Fair 2022″ will take place in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from 24 Nov until 04 Dec. In addition to a big book fair, there will be Talks, Open Studios, Book Launches and discussions. Find all events at www.templebargallery.com/exhibitions/dublin-art-book-fair-2022

+++ Libraries as Places of Sanctuary – Library Week
From 04-10 December this year’s Library Ireland Week will take place and the theme is “Libraries as Places of Sanctuary”. There are lots of events taking place online and in libraries in Ireland and you can find them here libraryirelandweek.ie/

+++ 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 something completely different? Nearly every subject is there! 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 price most of the time is EUR 12.99. Sometimes it even goes down further to EUR 9.99 and when that happens (about once or twice a year), I will tell you. But even 12.99 is definitely a good price for what you get!

Check out the website at www.getthislink.com/Udemy22 And if you buy through that link, you also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

+++ The Moving Crib – On Display 

The Moving Crib at the Saint Martin Apostolate in 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 is on display for the 66th year from 24 November until 08 January from 11:00-17:30 every day.

(Closed: Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day & New Year’s Day. Early closing on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Day at 15:00).

The Moving Crib is a huge installation in the basement of the St Martin Apostolate building that shows a range of crib & bible scenes with moving figures in each scene.

November might still be a bit early, but closer to Christmas, it is a nice destination with your little ones to discover the stories in the display together (as long as the bible is relevant in your or their lives). Admission is free and booking is not required. www.stmartin.ie/crib/

+++ Housing Unlocked Exhibition
The “Housing Unlocked” exhibition is described as a celebration of innovation, optimism and imagination. Eight architect-led proposals will be presented that are intended to unlock the housing potential in our villages, towns and cities.
Housing Unlocked is a partnership between the Irish Architecture Foundation and The Housing Agency.
The exhibition will be open from 14 Oct-18 Dec and from 02-21 Jan (Tues-Fri: 12:00-17:00, Sat: 14:00-17:00). It will take place in the former Science Gallery in Pearse Street (Naughton Institute of TCD). Admission is free. housingunlocked.ie/

+++ Trinity College Talks/Lectures/Seminars
Trinity College is offering really interesting talks and LOTS of them. There are so many that I can’t include them all, so please check out www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/ and if you check before Monday, then click on “NEXT WEEK” towards the top to see all the events that take place next week.Most, but not all talks from the Trinity Long Room Hub are in that list, but often you find more here www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/upcoming.php

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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