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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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. It is a weekly e-mail magazine that lists, describes and recommends 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 are included.

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has currently more than 22,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

This site contains the newest edition below and is updated as soon as it is completed (usually at Friday late at night). If you are reading this and the newest version of the "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is not here yet, please come back a little later!

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 25. April 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 410: Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Pets in the City, Gallipoli Re-Enactment, Dublin Flea Market

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 410 | 24 April 2015

Subscribers: 23,230

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Hi all!

Thanks to the people who helped last week voting for me. I appreciate your help! I didn’t win the prize, but that’s ok! ;-) I won’t bore you with details, but if anybody is interested in details about the whole thing, just drop me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com.

The Dublin Event Guide train is moving along nicely with continuous increases in subscribers and Facebook Likes and next week I will tell you about another company that will provide some support. The biggest challenge is still the one of the late sending time of the weekly e-mail magazine. I absolutely have to improve on that because I know that at the current late time the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is not as useful to you as it should and would be if it arrived earlier with you. I am working on some options, but am always open for suggestions.

Just because some people don’t seem to be too sure what the Dublin Event Guide really is, I want to explain it to you again: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is NOT a company and I don’t make any money from it. I am not the CEO or Managing Director of it, I am just the guy who came up with the idea and then made it happen. I don’t earn a cent from it and the fact that there are 23,000 subscribers and more than 55,000 Facebook Likes is purely down to the usefulness of the service in your eyes. I don’t advertise it, instead you are (hopefully) spreading the word by telling your friends. Some people seem to think that this is a company and that I am employed or paid by the Dublin Event Guide, this is not the case. The reason why I ask for money is not for me, but to cover the monthly cost of sending it and it does NOT include any cost of compiling/editing it. The compiling and editing is all done for free by me.

Because of that, your help is needed every week for two other aspects: Your generous donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week and without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 55,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goal is 50,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook Likes! Big goals, I know, but I believe we can achieve it! Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Would be super!!!! Can you help?

For donations go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm and the link to subscribe is here: www.dublineventguide.com.

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Here is the explanation regarding donations: To send the Dublin Event Guide and for domain names and for web hosting, I have a monthly bill of EUR 190 to cover. This is not for me, but all that money goes directly to external service providers. I am working approx. 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week and don’t make any cent, that’s why I ask you to help with the cost if you can. If you can spare EUR 1 per month (that’s just 25 cent per edition!!) please donate EUR 12 for the year (or more if you can …or even less if you can’t). You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 55,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

And this is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, LivingSocial, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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We are more than 55,000 people on the Dublin Event Guide – Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and are growing every week. Join in and click LIKE on the Facebook page and tell your friends! You will get last minute updates and event reminders through the Facebook Page and you can share your free events directly there with the other people in the Dublin Event Guide Community.

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-mail magazine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and there could be more in the coming week and this section is for the people that want to overcome the hurdles, achieve more and remember that despite all, life is great!

Today’s feel good slot is a video clip of Alice Barker, a chorus line dancer in the 1930s. Two care workers went to search for some footage of Alice Barker’s dancing and showed it to her. The woman is 102 years old and still alive and the video clip shows her when she saw herself dancing the very first time in more than 70 year old recordings.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bktozJWbLQg

Why did I choose this for the Feel Good Slot today? Firstly it is wonderful to watch her and listen to her when she sees the film with herself on it the first time. And the second reason is to suggest to you to live your life in such a way that when you look back (in film or in memories) you can say “Wow, that was a great time!”

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Support

This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

Last week Stephen S, Joseph O’L, Roisin R and Maeve O’N were so great to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. I really appreciate all the help and keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 190 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to here and give something back!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard donation page. If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

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EventbriteThe main sponsor is Eventbrite and their support is hugely appreciated! Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totalling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite is free for free events. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences.

All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

This section is intended to provide some help in picking and choosing from the huge number of events by sharing with you what I will/might or would do. This is not a “best of…” list and if an event is not listed here, it by no means implies that the event is not interesting. Instead my “picks” are just based on my personal preferences. All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

There are a good few interesting events taking place this weekend. The first to mention is the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth on Saturday and Sunday. The event combined with the beauty of Howth on a good day and with the possibilities for walks there are definitely worth a visit.

On Saturday there is a Gallipoli re-enactment at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, which sounds interesting if you are interested in History.

On Sunday the Pets in the City event on Smithfield Plaza and the Dublin Flea Market, which always is a good place to go to when it is on, are my recommendations.

If you like shopping, have a look at the “Shop for Good” initiative in Dundrum Town Centre this weekend. You pay EUR 1 to Suicide charity Console and in return you get a discount (typically 10-20%) from a Dundrum Town Centre Shop. Nearly all shops are participating so you should by many EUR 1 discount vouchers and get lots of discounts because that help the charity most. ;-)

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Competitions

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 23,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-) [Currently I am looking to buy a high spec Android mobile phone and an action camera and would happily "test drive" some candidates.]

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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

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When you click on the link and then buy, your books/products/holidays etc cost exactly the same as if you went to the website directly. But if you go via the links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8% of what you spend as a commission. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it would amount to a fair amount of crucially important money. Use the links often, actually EVERY time you buy from the relevant site, not just once!

Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) THANK YOU!!!

And if you want to donate money directly, then you can do that here: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm

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Snow warning for Dublin!?

Yes, you have read right. Met Eireann has warned that temperatures will drop so much this weekend that there is a risk of snow. Temperatures are meant to go down to -4 as the lowest value and that is – at the end of April – certainly a throwback. Keep the plants in your garden covered up and look a last time at the gorgeous looking cherry blossom trees, because after this weekend with rain and frost, they will be gone.

I don’t know if it is the climate change that causes these jumps, but it certainly seems to go crazier than in in previous years. Keep the winter clothes in reach! ;-)

Dublin G ay Theatre Festival Selfie + Ticket Competition

The organisers from the Dublin G ay Theatre Festival asked me to tell you that they are currently running a competition for people to win free tickets to the shows on the first day of the festival. All details are on their Facebook Page in this post: www.facebook.com/gaytheatredublin/posts/10152876731396247:0

Imaginarium to close Dublin shops

If you are a parent and have children in the age group when educational toys are the most suitable present then check this: Educational toy shop chain Imaginarium will close both of their remaining shops in Dublin at the end of June (Swords shop) and at the end of July (Dundrum shop), probably because the business was not going well enough for them here.

Because there are not many alternatives, you might want to stock up on some of the toys you will need in the near/medium term future for your child.

Imaginarium has approx. 400 shops in 25 countries and they had two more in Ireland (Blanchardstown and Dun Laoghaire), but these two closed a while ago.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) – would particularly like to bring to your attention. Many events listed here will be free, but there will be a non-free event in the list as well and they will be marked as non-free.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

BIG LOVE- USI MARRIAGE EQUALITY WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT- THIS SATURDAY
The Union of Students in Ireland are the national body for third level students in Ireland. This Saturday they aim to set the world record for the biggest love heart. It all takes place in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7 from 12:00.
If you support Marriage Equality and want to be part of a world record attempt then make sure you register here for free.

SWIM BIKE RUN EAT EXPO- THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY
This is an event organised by athletes for athletes. Base2Race have put together a two day event in Fashion City Ballymount Industrial Estate, showcasing the best equipment for your triathlon. They’ve everything from the latest bikes to wetsuit technology. They also will have inspirational speakers from the sports world such as Rio 2016 Swimmer Chris Bryan.
The event begins on Saturday at 09:00. You can register for your ticket here.

DUBLIN GREEK FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS: ANNA
For one weekend The Dublin Greek Film Festival have curated a ambitious programme which will consist of features, shorts films and documentaries. But it’s not all about moving pictures they also want to get you to move your body through special events like a Greek dance workshop! The events is hosted in well known venues such as Filmbase in Temple Bar. A highlight of the festival is the screening of the short film, Anna. It’s a story about an elderly gent, Mr Michalis, who is obsessed with the lead female character in a daytime soap named ‘Anna’. Mary the lead character who looks after Mr Michalis, embarks on an adventure to investigate how important this soap opera star is.
It starts at 12:00 on Saturday in The New Theatre on 43 Essex Street East. Book your free place here.

And you can find more events at www.eventbrite.ie or download the Eventbrite app to find events around you.

Exhibitions

Based on your feedback, I have decided to do the following with the Exhibition section in this newsletter from now on: I will provide you with a link to a near-comprehensive listing of exhibitions provided by www.visualartists.ie . For me to list all exhibitions would only be doubling their good work and would be an inefficient use of my resources. The link is www.visualartists.ie/category/listings/dublin/

On top of that I will every now and then include here a small selection of exhibitions that either are not mentioned in the Visual Artist listing or are note-worthy to be mentioned separately.

The Macabre Gallery Show I

26 March – 01 May (Wed-Sat: 10:00-17:00. Sun: 12:00-17:00)

GalleryX, 3 Herbert Street, Dublin 2

Macabre Gallery is a UK based gallery of artists from the dark world. For the first time they are bringing an exhibition to Dublin and it will include art from 8 international artists. The venue for the show is GalleryX in Dublin. Admission is free.

The names gives a good indication that this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, so maybe check the website before you go to see if this is what you are into.

www.facebook.com/events/1619843628244790

macabregallery.com/en/the-macabre-gallery-show-i-dublin/

Jordi Fornies: Counterpoint

12-30 April (Opening: Sun 12 April at 15:00)

Octagonal Room, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

The Counterpoint is a musical term that describes the combination of two or more melodic lines in such a way that they establish a harmonic relationship while retaining their linear individuality.

Spanish painter Jordi Forniés is currently in Asia for two research masters: one based on the interaction of painting and music, with the Lasalle College of the Arts (in Singapore) and Goldsmiths University of London, and another one based on the use of unconventional materials in painting with The University of Sydney.

This exhibition is organised by the Olivier Cornet Gallery. Admission is free.

www.oliviercornetgallery.com/#/exhibitions-contrapunto/4588680007

Kate Beagan Solo Show

09-30 April

Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

“I came upon a Place” is a new series of paintings by artist Kate Beagan. Inspired by her surroundings in Co. Monaghan, Kate is drawn to the dramatic light cast upon the landscape and how ordinary subjects can become extraordinary when viewed through this light.

www.thedoorwaygallery.com/exhibitions/

Walking the Storyline Exhibition – Jo Jobson

11 April – 30 May (Mon-Sat 12:30-17:30 + most evenings Tues – Sat)

Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre. Dundrum, Dublin 16

Illustrator Jo Jobson is inspired by the narratives that shape our lives: the stories, poetry and drama that we share and are entertained by. She also draws inspiration from the underlying narratives of the mundane, the everyday objects we use and the human experiences we cannot avoid. Her love of fairytales and folklore from all over the world comes across in her work and she likes to explore their underlying themes – along with how they can connect with our own experiences.

Jo has been drawing, painting and illustrating all her life. Whilst living in Japan and Poland, in particular, she was very impressed by the art work produced by the people there. It continues to influence her work to this day.

www.milltheatre.ie/gallery-news

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 25 Apr

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Shop for Good – Shopping Discount Event in Dundrum

09:00 – 19:00, Sat 25 Apr

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

The shops in Dundrum Town Centre are coming together to help Console, the mental health charity that offers support for people in suicidal crisis or people bereaved by suicide through counselling, support and helpline services. In addition to raising awareness, the event will also raise funds for the charity, but instead of having to donate money, you will instead save a significant amount of money.

This is how it works: On Saturday and Sunday you buy a Shop for Good coupon for just EUR 1 from one of the pop-up booths in the shopping centre. Then go to whatever shop you want in Dundrum Town Centre and will get significant discounts (typically 10-20%)!

Nearly all shops in Dundrum Town Centre take part and the full list is here.

Great idea!

www.dundrum.ie/news-events/shop-for-good-next-weekend

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Apr

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 25 Apr

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Parkrun Ireland is organising free weekly runs in parks. It is a timed run over 5km and participation is completely free, but registration before your first parkrun is required.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 25 Apr

St. Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Apr

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Apr

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Apr

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Anar chist Bookfair

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Apr

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Dublin Anarc hist Book Fair will this year be held in the Generator Hostel, Block T and the Cobblestone Pub, all around Smithfield Plaza and not in Liberty Hall as in previous years. In addition to the stalls and book fair, there will also be a programme of talks and workshops and all details can be found on the Facebook Page below,

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/439528806197978/

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

10:00, Sat 25 Apr

Howth (various locations)

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2015 is taking place this weekend and it is a a very popular event. There is good food, but also lots of other events and for many people it is just a good reason to go to Howth for the day.

Many restaurants have special Prawn Festival Dinner Menus and there is a Festival Village near the Harbour with Cooking Demos, Food Stalls and Family Fun from 11:00-17:00. The Howth Coast Guard Station and the RNLI Station are open for visitors. And there are craft stalls, History exhibitions and Music performances in the Arts & Heritage Marquee. Live music is available also in the evenings and on Sunday during the day in Pubs and Restaurants and Family Entertainment will be on the Village Square.

In previous years, the programme on the website gave a nice and useful indication of which events were free and which weren’t with just a Euro sign behind the event. This year, the person putting the events up wasn’t as visitor friendly. You can still see last years list of full day events here. The events are the same again and still have the Euro sign indicator. The new events list for Saturday and Sunday unfortunately lost that useful feature.

It is a wonderful weekend out if the weather is good because you have some good food, some markets and can go for walk on the Pier or around Howth Head. if the weather is not so good, you still have plenty of pubs and restaurants in Howth to at least enjoy some prawns.

dublinbayprawnfestival.ie/

Dublin Orchid Fair

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A wide variety of orchids will be on display during the annual Dublin Orchid Fair on Saturday and Sunday in the National Botanic Gardens (in the Teak House) Both beginners and accomplished growers will enjoy this event and it will be an opportunity to source orchids, sundries and books. As part of the fair there will be a talk on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection.

The talk on Saturday (at 13:30) will be about “Potting Basics” and on Sunday it will be “Tour – Orchids for Beginners” at 15:00.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Apr

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 25 Apr

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Once Upon a Picture – Children Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Apr

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Ark in Temple Bar runs many really good events, but due to the cost of running this cultural centre for children, most events are not free. But every now and then, there is a free event or exhibition and they are always worth a visit.

This time it is an exhibition (for ages 4+) called “Once upon a Picture”: Every artwork has a story to tell! Sometimes worlds cross over and strange things happen – humans take on animal form, objects shrink or grow, people dream enchanted dreams and things are not always as they seem. Let your imagination run wild as you explore this exhibition of artworks that are mysterious, alluring and magical. Have fun imagining what the artworks are about and what stories they tell.

Admission is free and no booking is required. The exhibition will be open on the following Saturdays: 28 March, 11+18+25 April, 02 May.

ark.ie/events/view/once-upon-a-picture-exhibition

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Apr

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 25 Apr

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

www.templebar.ie

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2015

10:30 – 18:30, Sat 25 Apr

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The theme of the 16th edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival is Crime Fiction / Festival du Polar. This will be discussed by 14 Irish and French writers and roundtables, readings and book sales will take place over this weekend. The Festival is organized by the Alliance Française and the French Embassy.

The main day of the Festival on Saturday is full of events and it will take place in Dublin Castle. The only event on Sunday is a Literary Brunch from 11:00-13:00 and it will be in the Alliance Francaise.

The full programme is listed here.

Admission to all events is free (first come first served) and there will be simultaneous translation from French to English.

www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 25 Apr

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Apr

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is from now on a weekly market.

The market has now grown to 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 25 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Progressive Film Club: Cuban Film Festival

11:30 – 15:30, Sat 25 Apr

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Progressive Film Club regularly shows progressive films from all over the world about struggles for people’s rights, for the rights of workers, of immigrants, of women, for national liberation and for social justice.

This Saturday and Sunday a Cuban Film Festival will bring you 3 films on Saturday and 4 films on Sunday (mix of short and feature films). All films are in Spanish with English subtitles and all details can be found on the website below.

The Progressive Film Club wills creen the films this time in the Pearse Centre in Pearse Street. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Big Love – World Record Attempt

12:00 – 14:00, Sat 25 Apr

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Union of Students in Ireland is inviting to a World Record Attempt for “building” the biggest human love heart in the world as part of their Marriage Equality Campaign.

They need 1000 people for it and everybody needs to register (probably so that you can be officially counted) but unfortunately they closed registration already many hours before the event. So you won’t be able to register anymore, but maybe you want to see what is happening? Registration WAS possible via this Eventbrite site here where you also find the event details.

Luckily the Facebook Event Page shows 2200 people going to the event. “I am going” declarations on Facebook are never reliable, but having twice as many declarations as people are needed seems promising.

www.facebook.com/events/435017466666753/

Gallipoli Weekend – Re-enactment – Phoenix Park

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Apr

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

100 years ago on 25 April 1915 during the first World War, the Battle of Gallipoli happened and a lot of Irish soldiers were involved with the British Army.

To commemorate the event, a Re-enactment by “The Lord Edward’s Own” will take place and there will be displays of military weaponry, a field hospital, medals and badges and a WWI trench mock-up. Come and experience a soldier’s life.

Admission is free and the event will run on Saturday and on Sunday.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,33751,en.html

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Apr

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Heavenly Bodies – Irish Youth Chamber Choir

12:00, Sat 25 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Heavenly Bodies is a concert by the Irish Youth Chamber Choir in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

“The programme explores the motion of the stars and planets as they move above our earthbound adoration of each other, combining the texts of great poets and the Song of Songs with the finest choral writers; Gabriel Jackson, Peteris Vasks, Eric Whitacre and Howard Skempton.”

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1332-heavenly-bodies

Trade School Dublin

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Apr

Dominick Street Community Centre, Dublin 2

Trade School Dublin is a super idea! It is an alternative learning community that runs on barter (you give the teacher something small in return for the class/workshop). Trade School helps people share skills, ideas, experiences and resources.

The next two sessions are on Sat 18 and Sat 25 April and you can come to participate or teach a class. Go to the website below to register and find out more.

Confirmed Classes this week, with still places left, are:
12:00-14:00 Grow your own food
12:00-14:00 Introduction to Digital Marketing
14:00-16:00 Introduction to Web Design.

www.tradeschool.coop/dublin/

Don Quixote- Cartoon Screening

12:15, Sat 25 Apr

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

A Cartoon film version “Don Quijote de la Mancha” from the masterpiece of Spanish literature “The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes will be screened in the Instituto Cervantes in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.

It seems as if this screening is the second part of the film. The first part was screened last Saturday.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha99943_16_2.htm

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 25 Apr

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Kingly Attire – National Museum – Drop-in Activity

14:00 – 15:00, Sat 25 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

At this Drop-in activity for Aged 10+, join Laura Fitzachary to explore Ireland at the time of Celtic Kings. Find out more about the mysterious bog bodies and what they may have worn to special ceremonies.

Admission is free and no booking required. The event will take place in the Learning Resource Room, First Floor.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4628

Pillow Fight Flash Mob??? Or maybe not?

14:00, Sat 25 Apr

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

By coincidence I came across an event announcement for a Pillow Fight in Grafton Street, but the same announcement that was also on another website has disappeared, so I have some doubts that this event is taking place. Here is the announcement that I found.

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 25 Apr

Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Vegetarian Society of Ireland invites to the Dublin edition of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale event.

There will be all sorts of cakes, biscuits, cookies etc. Vegan baking means that only ingredients that are of plant origin are used, i.e. no dairy products, eggs or honey.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/825378954208914/

Digiwise – Use Social Media Apps safely

14:30, Sat 25 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Digiwise is a family programme to learn how to use social media apps in a safe way. It consists of two classes: The first one is for parents only. They will learn which are the most popular apps with children & teenagers. (ex. Instagram, Snapchat, What’s App., Facetime, Vibr and Facebook) and the features that can make them safer. The second class is for the same parents, this time bringing one or two of their children. This time the topics from the first session will be discussed from a family viewpoint.

The tutor will also cover the nature of the online environment and how different it is to real life, and demonstrate how to use the privacy settings and security settings of some of the more popular apps for benefit of both parent and child.

The Programme will be facilitated by “Digitise the Nation” and will happen in a number of branches of libraries in Dublin:

Sat 11+25 April
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Ballymun Library (10:30-12:30). Book via 01-8421890
Cabra Library (14:30-16:30). Book via 01-8691414
Coolock Library (14:30-16:30). Book via 01-8477781
Walkinstown Library (14:30-16:30) Book via 01-4558159
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Sat 18+25 April
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Rathmines Library (10:30-12:§0). Book via 01-4973539

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/digiwise-family-fun

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Comic Quests” with Sarah Edmondson is the next Family Workshop, for children aged 4-10, in the National Gallery. Admission is free, but places are limited. Find all details on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/April_25_Family.aspx

Foo Fighters Documentary – Screening

19:00 – 20:30, Sat 25 Apr

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

From Sat 11 Apr until 29 May, the Grand Social will screen 8 episodes (one every Saturday) from the Foo Fighters Documentary “Sonic Highways”. Admission is free,

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/foo-fighters-documentary/

Giulio “Julyo” D’Agostino – Concert

19:00, Sat 25 Apr

City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

The Olivier Cornet Gallery currently shows “Counterpoint”, an exhibition of paintings by Spanish artist Jordie Fornies, in the Octagonal Room in the City Assembly House. On Saturday Giulio “Julyo” D’Agostino will add a musical dimension to the exhibition and will perform a concert on his custom made Mandola.

This is a free performance but booking is recommended (info@oliviercornetgallery.com or 0872887261)

www.oliviercornetgallery.com/

The Shades – Gig

19:30, Sat 25 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Shades are a five piece rhythm ‘n’ blues / rock ‘n’ roll group from Dublin, who are influenced by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Chuck Berry and The Yardbirds.

Admission to this gig is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html

Amazing Apples – Gig

20:00, Sat 25 Apr

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Amazing Apples are a 5 piece multi instrumentalist Indie/Folk/Folk Rock band from Galway. They will be in the Harbour Bar for a free gig.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/amazing-apples-event1

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 25 Apr

Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet in Clontarf on the seafront car park, on Clontarf Road, opposite the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to see if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 25 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Live in Sin É will feature a variety of bands and musicians at this weekly gig night on Saturdays. The event is presented by Super Happy Funtimes. Admission is free and the line-up is can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In short the line-up is The Grande Wake, Kiruu, Curtis Why.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 25 Apr

KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event in the basement Wine Cave of KC Peaches wholefood restaurant/café. Food will be served until 22:00 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 25 Apr

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Steel Drums – Bryan Garbe – Gig

21:00 – 22:00, Sat 25 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Bryan Garbe is based in New York and plays the steel pan / steel drum. His one-man band delivers a unique blend of funk and calypso.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Sweeney Presents – Gig Night

21:00, Sat 25 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Sweeney’s Presents this time has the following line-up: Megacone, The Hard Chargers, Travis Oaks plus special guests.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

We went down – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Apr

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

“We went down” will perform a gig in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Deja Boo – Gig

22:00, Sat 25 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Party Band “Deja Boo” will play in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-deja-boo-2/

The Solely Blues Club – Gig

22:00, Sat 25 Apr

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club on the last Saturday of every month is an open mic night that is restricted to the old time blues numbers from the likes of Skip James, Blind Willie McTell Charlie Patton Blind Willie Johnson Leadbelly Bessie Smith WC Handy etc. It is an acoustic session where you can only use steel guitar, harmonic, piano, double bass, etc.

Admission is free.

Before the Solely Blues Club event, there is a Blues Concert by Roman Puchowski (www.facebook.com/events/850656905000195/) in Saint Catherines Church, Thomas Street with support from Slidin’ PK & The Junkyard Orchestra. Admission to this event is EUR 10 and the Solely Blues Club is the (free) after party.

www.facebook.com/events/1568486583416216/

Swimmers – Gig

22:30, Sat 25 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The band “Swimmers” will be in Whelan’s to launch their newest EP and they will be supported by “Switzerland” and by “Sun Burnt Jets”. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign-up to the guest list via the website below. The gig will start at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-swimmers/

Convoi Exceptional – Gig

23:00, Sat 25 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Rock ‘n’ Roll band “Convoi Exceptional” from Rotterdam in Holland who can be more often found doing street music than playing in pubs, are performing in Sweeney’s and admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Apr

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

10:00, Sun 26 Apr

Howth (various locations)

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2015 is taking place this weekend and it is a a very popular event. There is good food, but also lots of other events and for many people it is just a good reason to go to Howth for the day.

Many restaurants have special Prawn Festival Dinner Menus and there is a Festival Village near the Harbour with Cooking Demos, Food Stalls and Family Fun from 11:00-17:00. The Howth Coast Guard Station and the RNLI Station are open for visitors. And there are craft stalls, History exhibitions and Music performances in the Arts & Heritage Marquee. Live music is available also in the evenings and on Sunday during the day in Pubs and Restaurants and Family Entertainment will be on the Village Square.

In previous years, the programme on the website gave a nice and useful indication of which events were free and which weren’t with just a Euro sign behind the event. This year, the person putting the events up wasn’t as visitor friendly. You can still see last years list of full day events here. The events are the same again and still have the Euro sign indicator. The new events list for Saturday and Sunday unfortunately lost that useful feature.

It is a wonderful weekend out if the weather is good because you have some good food, some markets and can go for walk on the Pier or around Howth Head. if the weather is not so good, you still have plenty of pubs and restaurants in Howth to at least enjoy some prawns.

dublinbayprawnfestival.ie/

Dublin Orchid Fair

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A wide variety of orchids will be on display during the annual Dublin Orchid Fair on Saturday and Sunday in the National Botanic Gardens (in the Teak House) Both beginners and accomplished growers will enjoy this event and it will be an opportunity to source orchids, sundries and books. As part of the fair there will be a talk on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection.

The talk on Saturday (at 13:30) will be about “Potting Basics” and on Sunday it will be “Tour – Orchids for Beginners” at 15:00.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Apr

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Apr

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 26 Apr

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Photofest Ireland 2015

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Apr

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Avenue, Santry, Dublin 9

Photofest Ireland is Ireland’s largest Photography & ImagingTrade Show. Lots of exhibitors will show and sell cameras, lenses, accessories, software, consumables, printers, etc. and there will also be a few free seminars.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. They can be booked via the Eventbrite website here.

photofestireland.com/

Shop for Good – Shopping Discount Event in Dundrum

10:00 – 19:00, Sun 26 Apr

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

The shops in Dundrum Town Centre are coming together to help Console, the mental health charity that offers support for people in suicidal crisis or people bereaved by suicide through counselling, support and helpline services. In addition to raising awareness, the event will also raise funds for the charity, but instead of having to donate money, you will instead save a significant amount of money.

This is how it works: On Saturday and Sunday you buy a Shop for Good coupon for just EUR 1 from one of the pop-up booths in the shopping centre. Then go to whatever shop you want in Dundrum Town Centre and will get significant discounts (typically 10-20%)!

Nearly all shops in Dundrum Town Centre take part and the full list is here.

Great idea!

www.dundrum.ie/news-events/shop-for-good-next-weekend

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Apr

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Apr

Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month and admission is free. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Co-op Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

www.facebook.com/events/1082217185128987/

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dublin-Flea-Market/144081015625205

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Apr

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2015

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Apr

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The theme of the 16th edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival is Crime Fiction / Festival du Polar. This will be discussed by 14 Irish and French writers and roundtables, readings and book sales will take place over this weekend. The Festival is organized by the Alliance Française and the French Embassy.

The main day of the Festival on Saturday is full of events and it will take place in Dublin Castle. The only event on Sunday is a Literary Brunch from 11:00-13:00 and it will be in the Alliance Francaise.

The full programme is listed here.

Admission to all events is free (first come first served) and there will be simultaneous translation from French to English.

www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 26 Apr

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Pets in the City – Smithfield

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Apr

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Dublin City Council invites the pet lovers of Dublin to the second annual Pets in the City event. Supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws, Pets in the City will transform Smithfield Square into a pet paradise for one day only!

This free, family friendly day for all animal lovers will feature a range of activities, stalls and entertainment. The DSPCA King of Pets Training Team will host Scruffs Dog Show and Dog Agility Workshops and you can enter your own dog if you want.

There will also be stalls offering great deals on all kinds of animal accessories, grooming products, toys and novelty items. The DSPCA will will advice you on micro-chipping and pet health. A reptile corner, world of birds, fish aquariums and a small animal farm will let you interact with and learn about all kinds of animals.

The schedule of events is here.

Pets in the City is brought to you by Dublin City Council and by the DSCPA and King of Paws.

www.petsinthecity.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 26 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Armenian Genocide Commemoration

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

A commemoration of the Armenian Genocide takes place and is organised by the group “Armenians in Ireland”. There will be a Photo Exhibition and a Remembrance Service. All details can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/1410741995911604/

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 Apr

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Gallipoli Weekend – Re-enactment – Phoenix Park

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Apr

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

100 years ago on 25 April 1915 during the first World War, the Battle of Gallipoli happened and a lot of Irish soldiers were involved with the British Army.

To commemorate the event, a Re-enactment by “The Lord Edward’s Own” will take place and there will be displays of military weaponry, a field hospital, medals and badges and a WWI trench mock-up. Come and experience a soldier’s life.

Admission is free and the event will run on Saturday and on Sunday.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,33751,en.html

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature the RTE Contemo Quartet presenting their “Father & Sons” Concert Series, which explores the works of Joseph Haydn (Father of the String Quartet) and his 21st Century Irish Disciples.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1326-sundaysnoon-rte-contempo

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 26 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Chester Beatty Library – Japanese Tour

14:00, Sun 26 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese Language with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place.
Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 26 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches.

There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website below or on their Facebook Page where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Apr

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

Storytelling Session – Print Museum

14:00, Sun 26 Apr

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

There will be free Storytelling for 3-7 years at the National Print Museum this Sunday. Children’s books from the Museum’s own Junior Library will be featured at this interactive session. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited (first come first served basis). Will start promptly at 14:00.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/visit-us/event-calendar/

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 26 Apr

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing Sundays in the RHA. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Admission is free. For further information, contact Ruth Carroll on 01 6612558 or via ruth@rhagallery.ie

www.rhagallery.ie/html/educate/educate_family.html

Progressive Film Club: Cuban Film Festival

14:30 – 22:00, Sun 26 Apr

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Progressive Film Club regularly shows progressive films from all over the world about struggles for people’s rights, for the rights of workers, of immigrants, of women, for national liberation and for social justice.

This Saturday and Sunday a Cuban Film Festival will bring you 3 films on Saturday and 4 films on Sunday (mix of short and feature films). All films are in Spanish with English subtitles and all details can be found on the website below.

The Progressive Film Club wills creen the films this time in the Pearse Centre in Pearse Street. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Up Close with Music – Irish Music in an International Context

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 26 Apr

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The last “Up Close with Music” concert in this years Spring Series, by contemporary music ensemble “Concorde” will be run in the Royal Hibernian Academy.

The focus is on new Irish music in an international context and the programme showcases new commissions by Irish composers Linda Buckley, Ed Bennett and Jane O’Leary. Following submission of over 250 scores from composers around the world, Concorde has selected music from the USA, Scotland, Spain, Finland, Australia, Iceland, Hong Kong, Portugal, England and Sweden to feature alongside works by Irish composers.

The concert will run from 14:30-15:15 and from 15:45-16:30. Admission is free.

www.rhagallery.ie/events/up-close-with-music-2014/

Military aspects of the 1916 Rising – Museum Tour

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Apr

National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), 7 Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Lar Joye, curator of the ‘Soldiers & Chiefs’ exhibition will talk about the 1916 Rising in military terms. Suitable for adults and young people aged 14+.

Admission is free and no booking required. Places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before the talk starts.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4630

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Apr

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

National Gallery Sunday Lecture

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 26 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“An image in the context of its time: Le Brocquy’s ‘A Family’, 1951″ is the title of this week’s Sunday talk with Catherine Marshall (Writer, Editor, Curator, and freelance Art Historian).

Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/April_26.aspx

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Brian Keary is a classically trained guitar player who also has experience of different styles / genres of music ranging from ragtime and folk to baroque and contemporary. He will perform in Sweeney’s (Ground Floor) on Sunday afternoon.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Jazz & Tapas Dinner

17:00 – 19:30, Sun 26 Apr

Zaragoza, 18 South William Street, Dublin 2

Jazz Entertainment while you have your dinner? In Zaragoza this is provided every Sunday. This week the performers are Lizanne Kennedy (vocals) and Eamonn Moran (guitar).

www.zaragozadublin.com/

Dublin Vintage Factory Kilo Sale

18:00 – 22:00, Sun 26 Apr

The Hangar, Andrew’s Lane, Dublin 2

The next Dublin Vintage Factory Kilo Sale is on Sunday in the Hangar (former Andrew Lane Theatre). The sale starts at 12:00, but for the time slots from 12:00-18:00 tickets had to be bought via Eventbrite and they are all sold out.

The good news is, however, that after 18:00 you don’t need any tickets and access is freely available. Stock will be replenished throughout the day, so even if you come in the evening slot, you still have a good chance of getting a bargain. Clothes are sold at EUR 20 per kilo.

www.facebook.com/events/561129074029930/

www.facebook.com/dublinvintagefactory

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 Apr

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The LJJ Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 26 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen play their weekly gig on the ground floor in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 26 Apr

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

19:00, Sun 26 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in Whelan’s again and will perform mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-31/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 26 Apr

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass is back after the summer break and invites you to a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

The Wranglers – Gig

20:00, Sun 26 Apr

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Wranglers are a country and bluegrass band from Sligo. Admission to this gig is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-wranglers

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 26 Apr

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

10km Night Run

21:00 – 22:30, Sun 26 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Samung sponsored 10km Night Run in the Docklands will happen in Sunday evening. Start is near Customs House and the Finish line is at Jury’s Hotel on teh Northside.

The race will go towards the Point Theatre and the Port Tunnel entrance and will also cover the area around Grand Canal Square. A race map is on the website if you are interested.

Registration is closed and wasn’t free anyway, but if you want to see and cheer on a few thousand runners in the night on Sunday, this event is a free event for you as a spectator.

Expect road closures in the area between 18:30 and 23:00.

www.samsungnightrun.ie/race-info

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 26 Apr

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 26 Apr

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe. Admission is free.

The Pavement Kings play Rockabilly from 21:00 and
DJs Popocorn Peete and Little Dakota follow from 23:00-01:30 with a white variety of styles (Rockabilly, Calypso, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, etc).

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 26 Apr

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads are playing Ballads, Folk, Trad and Classic Country every Sunday. Featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo.

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 26 Apr

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 27 Apr

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 27 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 27 Apr

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Think Ethics, Think Success – Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Mon 27 Apr

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

The ‘Think Ethics, Think Success’ talk and workshop will deliver practical business advice with a mix of social entrepreneurship and technology.

It will be delivered by Lye Ogunsanya, who is an analyst, technologist, social entrepreneur and CEO of the House of AKI-NA. It will include his experience of the social entrepreneurial sector, ethical production, fair wages and an explanation of the working model behind his business, in addition to a ‘knowledge sharing’ session and Q & A time for participants.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01 8733996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

Dedalus Press – Poetry Book Launch

18:30, Mon 27 Apr

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The launch of four new poetry collections by Dedalus Press will take place in the Irish Writer’s Centre. The four books are
Clasp by Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Muse by Gerry Murphy, Wrong Side of Town by Aidan Murphy and Them’s Your Mammy’s Pills by Leland Bardwell.

There will be readings from Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Gerry Murphy and Aidan Murphy, on the night, and Leland Bardwell’s son will make a brief appearance on her behalf.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre

One City One Book: Barrytown speaks Italian

18:30, Mon 27 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Barrytown speaks Italian” is a public talk in the National Library for the One City One Book Festival.

Join Giuliana Zeuli, the translator of Roddy Doyle’s books as she brings you on her journey of translating Roddy Doyle’s “The Barrytown Trilogy” into Italian.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 27 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Super Happy Fun Times are running an Open Mic night for Music and Spoken Word every Monday in Sin É.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 27 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests every Monday. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Lazy Band – Gig

20:00, Mon 27 Apr

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Country, Folk and Rock ‘n’ Roll with the Lazy Band in Arthur’s this week! Admission is free. Support by Padraig Sweeney.

www.facebook.com/events/860461680689502/

Phenomena from Earth’s Middle Atmosphere – Talk

20:00, Mon 27 Apr

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The Irish Astronomical Society (IAS) is inviting to their next lexture on Monday. “Phenomena from Earth’s Middle Atmosphere” is the topic and the lecturere is Dr.Frank Mulligan (Department of Experimental Physics at Maynooth University).

As with all IAS events, the talk is free and everyone is welcome.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 27 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 27 Apr

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Comedy event in the Woolshed Bar. Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 27 Apr

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 27 Apr

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Every Monday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 27 Apr

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

One Man & His Guitar – Gig

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 27 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

One Man & His Guitar is an event where some of Irelands finest solo performers and acoustic acts perform in Sweeney’s on Mondays (Ground Floor). Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 27 Apr

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Patrick Mahony sings songs from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more every Monday in the Cafe en Seine. Admission is free.

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National Gallery Tuesday Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 28 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Framing the Child – Irish children in photographs (1860-1970)” with Aoife O’Connor (Material Culture Historian) is the title of the Tuesday Lecture.

Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/April_28.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 28 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs on Tuesdays now as well. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 28 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin City and Irish Folklore – City Hall Lecture Series

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 28 Apr

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The next Dublin City & Irish Folklore lecture in the Council Chamber in Dublin City Hall is “Grand dwellings and intimate settings:
Stories of Urban Living” with Kelly Fitzgerald. Admission is free and no booking required (first come, first served basis).

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/city-hall-lecture-series

Irish Monks in Europe and Italy – Talk

18:00, Tue 28 Apr

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

“On the pathways of the world – Irish monks in Europe and Italy” is a talk by by Enzo Farinella.

The history of Irish monasticism, from St. Patrick to the “wanderers” for Christ, is extremely interesting. There are Irish monks everywhere in the known world (in Britain, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, America) and their skills and their knowledge of reading and bookmaking, made them counsellors in Charlemagne’s Court, founders of monasteries, cities and universities, teachers and educators, publishers and very well respected figures in other fields.

Enzo Farinella is a journalist, ANSA’s (Italian News Agency) bureau chief for Ireland and a Vatican Radio correspondent. He was born in Gangi (Sicily) and has been living in Ireland for over 40 years.

Admission is free.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=630&citta=Dublino

Roger Casement and the Putumayo Indians – Talk

18:00, Tue 28 Apr

Ireland Institute, Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin based human rights and solidarity organisation Grupo Raices (Grúpa Fréamhacha) in collaboration with the Ireland Institute invite you to discuss the legacy of Roger Casement in his struggle for the rights of the Putumayo Indians, in the Colombian-Peruvian Amazon, and the situation there 100 years on.

Admission seems to be free. Find more detail on the website below.

www.indymedia.ie/article/105371

The Critical Take – Film Debate

18:30, Tue 28 Apr

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Critical Take is a monthly film club and panel discussion about films that are shown in the IFI.

This month’s panel is made up of Darryl Jones (Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at TCD), Alicia McGivern (Head of Education at the IFI) and writer and filmmaker Stephen Campbell.

Join them for a discussion on the re-issue of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner from 1982, the Cannes Jury Prize-winning Force Majeure from Ruben Östlund and Irish director Gerard Barrett’s Glassland.

Admission is free, but you have to book your ticket by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.

www.ifi.ie/film-the-critical-take-april-2015

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 28 Apr

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 28 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 28 Apr

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Live sessions with the Blue Moon Folk and Blues Collective are taking place every Tuesday at the Beerhouse. Admission is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 28 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Folk Club in Whelan’s will bring you the best in Trad, Ballads, Americana & World Music every Tuesday. The line-up this week is on the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 28 Apr

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday AND Tuesday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 28 Apr

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

The Phoenix Big Band is a 16 piece band playing songs of the 1930s, 1940s and other big band arrangements and they are playing every Tuesday in the Tara Tower Hotel (since 2012!) for adult dancing. If you like to waltz, cha cha or foxtrot, come and enjoy their performance.

Admission is free.

The band plays in the main function room which is occasionally booked, so to confirm that they are playing, please ring the hotel on the day: Phone 01-2694666

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 28 Apr

Wicked Wolf, 2 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

There will be free comedy upstairs in the Wicked Wolf in Blackrock on every second Tuesday. New acts and surprise guests will entertain you and the event is organised by Maxine Jones.

The dates are 14+28 Apr, 12+26 May, 19+23 Jun, 07+21 Jul, 04+18 Aug. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to include the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 28 Apr

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

A totally unplugged Singer/Songwriter night (no PA, no microphones) with original music is taking place upstairs in Anseo every Tuesday from 21:30.

Please check on the Facebook Page below if the event is going ahead as it seems to get cancelled every now and then and if you want to play a 15-30 min set or just want to play one song make yourself heard via the same Facebook Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 28 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 29 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 29 Apr

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

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Barrytown Trilogy – Film Screenings

14:00, Wed 29 Apr

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Pearse Street Library is screening films based on Roddy Doyle’s “The Barrytown Trilogy” on

Wednesday 29 April at 14:00 and
Thursday 30 April at 18:00

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Talk

16:00, Wed 29 Apr

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by Prof John Naughton (Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge) is a public lecture that looks at what was intended and what became of the Internet. The lecture traces the evolution of the Internet from its early days, outlines the forces that have shaped it and argues that we need to rethink both our attitudes to it and our public discourse about it.

The public lecture is organised by the ADAPT Centre, the School of Law, the School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies and the Confederal School of Religions, Theology and Peace Studies.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-04-29youcantalwaysgetwhatyouwant.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 29 Apr

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

The Embryo and the Soul – Asian versus Western Views – Talk

17:00, Wed 29 Apr

Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152-160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Trinity College has set up a Research Ethics Stem Cell Working Group in order to formalise Research Ethics procedures especially when it comes to Stem Cell research. This working group will have their first meeting on Wednesday and as a precursor to the meeting an open lecture by Prof Lee Kok Onn (Senior Consultant, and Head of Division of Endocrinology, School of Medicine, National University of Singapore) on the cultural differences between East and West regarding Stem Cell research will take place.

The lecture will be in the Knowledge Exchangein the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. Admission is free, but spaces are limited. If you would like to attend, contact Ciarán McEvoy (mcevoyci@tcd.ie) to register your interest.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/33136.html

Plants, People and Places – RDS Library Lecture

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 29 Apr

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The next lecture in the RDS Library Speaker Series is “Plants, People and Places” by Dr Matthew Jebb (Director of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland since 2010). He will talk about the historic relationship of people with the landscape and the importance of this in understanding and protecting our flora in the future.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103827

Irish Music in the 80s and 90s – Talk

18:45, Wed 29 Apr

Malahide Library, Main Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Pete Holidai, member of The Trouble Pilgrims, songwriter and producer, looks at the development of the Irish music industry in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8704430

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events

Marriage Equality Debate

19:30, Wed 29 Apr

Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The Marriage Equality Referendum campaigns don’t come with a good discussion about the topic. There seems to be a vast majority on the Yes side and a some strange non-arguments on the No side, but this discussion could be interesting and heated: The question that will be discussed is “Would a No Vote be Good for Irish Society?” and arguing for a Yes vote in the Referendum are Max Krzyzanowski and Brendan Butler and arguing for a No vote are Susan Philips and Tom Carew.

Find more information about the speakers on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1555880427994369/

Blue Brass Quintet – Gig

20:00, Wed 29 Apr

The Blackboard Bistro, 4 Clare Street, Dublin 2

More Jazz and food in Dublin: The Blackboard Bistro will have the Blue Brass Quintet entertaining you during your dinner on Wednesday. Admission is free.

dublinjazz.ie/gigs/gig-listing/blue-brass-quintet

Kevin Healy – Gig

20:00, Wed 29 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Kevin Healy will launch his album in Whelan’s on Wednesday. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/kevin-healy-album-launch/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 29 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 29 Apr

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club, run by comedian Aidan Killian, takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 29 Apr

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 29 Apr

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 29 Apr

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 29 Apr

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Leeson-Lounge/114810058553792

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 29 Apr

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Jazz Pigs with a classic multi-brass front line play a mix of Lounge, lively sixties Jazz and driving Funk. Every Wednesday downstairs in 4 Dame Lane. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 29 Apr

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 30 Apr

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 30 Apr

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 30 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Relatively Speaking – Guided Gallery Walking Tour

13:00, Thu 30 Apr

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Relatively Speaking is a guided walking tour to three art galleries in the City Centre.

The Douglas Hyde Gallery, the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Project Arts Centre are working together to introduce you to their current exhibitions during this walking tour. The whole tour will take about 60 minutes with 15-20 minutes spent in each gallery.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and you can get them here.

www.templebargallery.com/events/event/relatively-speaking-a-guided-walking-tour-across-three-city-art-galler4

Japanese Cloisonne Enamels – In Focus Tour

13:10, Thu 30 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Japanese Cloisonné Enamels from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London” with Laura Muldowney, Researcher of the East Asian Collections, Chester Beatty Library will take place.

Admission is free and no booking required, limited to the first 15 people. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Lunchtime concert: for flute and piano

13:10, Thu 30 Apr

St Stephen’s Church (The Pepper Canister), 2 Mount St Crescent, Dublin 2

This is a Lunchtime concert of music for flute and piano with Emma Kenrick and Adam McDonagh.

This concert features two students from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama currently in final year of their BMus performance degree. Emma Kenrick (flute) will play C.P.E Bach’s Hamburger sonata and the Bizet/Bourne Carmen Fantasy accompanied by Celine Kelly to be followed by pianist Adam McDonagh in Beethoven’s Sonata in A opus 101.

Admission is free.

www.culturefox.ie/en/Music-and-Opera/lunchtime-concert-of-music-for-flute-and-piano-with-emma-kenrick-and-adam-mcdonagh/36293/

Artist’s Talk: Declan Clarke

14:00, Thu 30 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Artist Declan Clarke discusses his film trilogy on view in the exhibition “Wreckage in May”.

Admission is free and there is no booking required, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1342-artists-talk-declan-clarke

Barrytown Trilogy – Film Screenings

14:00, Thu 30 Apr

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Pearse Street Library is screening films based on Roddy Doyle’s “The Barrytown Trilogy” on

Wednesday 29 April at 14:00 and
Thursday 30 April at 18:00

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events

Jazz Supper Club – Clerys

17:30 – 20:30, Thu 30 Apr

Clery’s Department Store, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

A Piano Jazz session on a 150 year old ‘Cottage Grand Piano’ built in London will take place and James Mullen (piano/vocals) will perform on Thursday. The Jazz Supper Club is in Clerys in Doran’s at the Tea Rooms on the 1st floor.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/doransatthetearooms

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 30 Apr

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Forro Night (Brazilian Dance) with a Forro Live Band takes place in the D-One Bar & Brazilian Grill every Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition Launch

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 30 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Come to the launch of HOME\SICK, the newest Science Gallery exhibition, which will explore the nature of home, for better or worse. Meet the artists and curators behind the Science Gallery’s summer show, discover what microscopic beings share the home with you, how robots will add to domestic bliss and make yourself at home in the Science Gallery’s lighthouse.

Admission is free, but booking is required via rsvp@dublin.sciencegallery.com

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/04/homesicklaunchparty

Spanish Film Screening: La Herida

18:00, Thu 30 Apr

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

The Spanish Film “La Herida / Wounded” by Fernando Franco will be screened in the Cinecafe Club series of Spanish film screenings. The film tells the story about a 28 year old woman who doesn’t know that she suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha99574_16_2.htm

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 30 Apr

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale which starts so early (06:00!!) that you need to be an insomniac or a super early bird, there is now a Thursday evening Car Boot Sale in the same location. It starts at 18:30 and runs until 22:00. Late night car boot shopping. :-) Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 30 Apr

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Twice every year, the Central Library together with the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City are running a series of six free Business Lectures for everybody who wants to start or grow a business. The lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

They will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 02 April and 07 May.

Admission is free, but booking is required here. All topics and speakers are listed on that same website, but to make it easier for you, they are also here:

02 April: An Introduction to Self Employment
09 April: Ideas Generation & Market Research
16 April: Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship
23 April: Digital Marketing Strategy
30 April: Financing your Business
07 April: Writing the WINNING Business Plan

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Starting-a-Business/Library-Talks/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 30 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run next Thursday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul – Thursdays at Arthurs – Gig

19:00, Thu 30 Apr

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly live music gig of the genres Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul will take place in Arthur’s Pub with weekly changing performers:

+ 1st Thursday: Ben Prevo
+ 2nd Thursday: Declan Kennedy
+ 3rd Thursday: Dermot Byrne
+ 4th Thursday: Mick Pyro

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 30 Apr

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30), followed by live music (21:00-23:30) by up and coming local and international artists.

Admission is free before 20:00 and free finger food is provided.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Xchange/1472043553072435

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 30 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Gerry O’Connor Trio – Dixieland Jazz – Gig

20:00, Thu 30 Apr

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Dixieland Jazz Band Gerry O’Connor Trio will be for a free gig in the Harbour Bar.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/gerry-oconnor-trio

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 30 Apr

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

A new weekly Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Every Thursdayteams of 4 people (or at least 2 people) will compete against each other over questions from the areas of General Knowledge, Music, Film, Sports & Entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays/2015-02-12/

22 Cooleen – Gig + Party

21:00, Thu 30 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

22 Cooleen is an experimental creative collective that has undertaken the ambitious challenge of writing, recording and producing a music album over the month of April. Friends and strangers from all over the world, both professional and amateur, have gathered in their house at 22 Cooleen Avenue to contribute to this project. 22 Cooleen is a non-profit project, driven purely by the love for music.

On Thursday the project will come to an end with an finale at Sweeney’s, where the finished album will be performed.

Everyone is welcome to witness what 22 Cooleen have managed to create during the course of a month and admission is free. You can also buy the finished album there.

www.facebook.com/events/941105929266925/

Duvet – Gig

21:00, Thu 30 Apr

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

Duvet – the Best of Soul and Funk will play in The Church, featuring Felim Gormley of The Commitments on sax.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 30 Apr

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Every Thursday a Singer Songwriter Night will take place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This is YOUR chance to show everyone what you can do, alternatively you can just listen to the talented Singer/Songwriters. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 30 Apr

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/brady-s-fun-pub-quiz-back-thursday-8th-jan-2015/1001225919300910319322809

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 30 Apr

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Rosemount, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

The next Cabin Sessions in Dundrum will feature The Cabin Crew with Spats Davenport (guitar), Con Butler (bass), Cathy Mc Evoy (fiddle), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Christian Volkmann (harmonica), Dave Hardy (sax/clarinet), Richard Hawkins (Banjo) and Special Guests: Clare Dunne (contemporary), DK Tuesdays (americana), Melina Malone (contemporary).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cabin-Sessions-Acoustic-Music-at-its-Finest/172602396180287

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 30 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 30 Apr

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 30 Apr

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 30 Apr

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The yearly Woolshed Karaoke Competition is running from 23 Apr-30 May. The heats are happening every Thursday and the semi finals are on 14+21 May, with the Grand Final being held on 30 May.

Entry to the competition is free and anyone can participate. Just put your name down on the night. The overall winner will get to record a CD at Temple Lane Studios in Dublin.

If you don’t want to enter the competition you can still come along and sing for fun. Every singer will get a free drink.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Bealtaine Festival 2015

09:00, Fri 01 May

Dublin (various locations)

The Bealtaine Festival “celebrates creativity as we age” and is in essence a month long festival for older people organised by Age and Opportunity, but the term “older people” is a difficult one because we more think of elderly people or old people, but Bealtaine is definitely open for everybody from around 55.

It is a nationwide programme with dance to cinema, painting to theatre and any other type of creative pursuits you could think of.

All events will be listed on teh website below and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will include a selection of events every week until the end of May.

The festival starts on Friday 01 May and runs until Sunday 31 May. It is organised by “Age & Opportunity”.

www.bealtaine.com/

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 01 May

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 01 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 01 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is.

The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’? Is it a uniquely human construct, a right, a state of mind, or a place? From migration to innovation, and from a constitutional right of ‘home’ to the future of homes beyond Earth, the exhibition will give answers and ask more questions.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Lorraine Gavin (soprano) – Lunchtime Recital

13:15, Fri 01 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Lorraine Gavin will perform a lunchtime recital in St. Ann’s. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

HOME\SICK – Talks

15:00 – 16:00, Fri 01 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Meet the artists, scientists, designers and curators of thhe new Science Gallery exhibition, HOME\SICK: Post-Domestic Bliss.

In a series of short talks, the contributors to HOME\SICK will explore everything from family rituals to ownership, lighthouses to building houses. Find out how science and art are asking the tough questions about our definition of ‘home’ and how we might reconfigure it in the future.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/04/welcomehomesickshorttalksteambehindshow

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 01 May

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 01 May

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

The weekly European Folk Dance Workshop/Session takes place in the Tap Bar every Friday.

The dances are French, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese folk and traditional dances and everybody interested to join in or to learn is welcome. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 3) are very welcome

www.facebook.com/pages/Njoy-Dancing-Dublin/251213698276941

Bunk – Instrumental Funk/Soul

20:00, Fri 01 May

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Bunk are an instrumental funk soul quartet from Dublin. They will be in the Harbour Bar for a free gig in connection with the Bray Jazz Festival.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/bray-jazz-festival-bunk

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 01 May

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A weekly Gig Night in Sin É, organised and presented by Super Happy Fun Times takes place every Friday and admission is free. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Jameson Perfect Serve Challenge

21:00, Fri 01 May

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The “Jameson Perfect Serve Challenge” is coming to The Twisted Pepper on Friday.

Learn the craft behind the making of the perfect Jameson Ginger & Lime and walk away with your own hand crafted drink.

Admission is free and no booking required.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/jameson-perfect-serve-challenge/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 01 May

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 01 May

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Tetratonic Quartet – Jazz Gig

22:00, Fri 01 May

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Tetratonic Quartet will play jazz, rock and funk in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

11++18+19+26 April

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

The next walks take place on 11+18+19+26 April

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin: One City, One Book Festival: 01-30 April (some events are free, others are not)

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This is odd

Please note: This section contains observations taken from the world I live in that strike me as odd. I express my personal opinion and you might not share it. ;-) If you are easily offended by opinions that are not identical with your own, please don’t read this section and I am VERY serious about that!

Tacsaí!? Wie bitte?

What I selected today for the This is Odd! section is not really THAT odd and not outrageous, but it is still intriguing and especially for a foreigner causes some consternation.

If you have ever been abroad in a non-English speaking country, I am sure that you have witnessed business owners and their employees going out their way to serve/greet/help you in English instead of their native language. They do whatever they can, to accommodate you. And if you are a business owner or have ever considered to start a business, you probably have thought about what name you would choose. Most think, it should be a name that is easily recognisable, understandable, pronounceable and that ideally provides some relevant information about what you do to your customers.

And then you see a car with “TACSAI” written on the side! :-O

Taxi drivers can choose if they want to have the big sticker on the front door of their Taxi in English or in Irish. The vast majority chooses English (and possibly considers the points above), but a surprisingly large amount of Taxis in Dublin use the Irish language version “Tacsaí”. And the ones that choose Tacsai seem to go against all logical reasons for choosing a specific business name as a service provider in an industry that particularly serves a very international audience. Unsurprisingly – but somewhat inconsistently – they won’t greet you with “Conas atá tú?” when you enter the taxi, but their brand on the outside is not at all considering to accommodate their international customer base.

Without a doubt you might think of “800 years of occupation” and “forced adoption of English” as reasons why some prefer the Irish language brand, but there are also other countries in this world where English was forced upon the population and you probably won’t be too surprised that Indian taxis are called “Taxi” despite the role of Britain in their history.

Even more puzzling, though, is why the word “Tacsai” even exists! The word “taxa” is originally Latin and means “charging”. That word was used in 1890 in Germany to make “Taxameter”, an automatic meter to record the distance and fare. So does “Tacsai” have the same root? Does it go back to the Latin “taxa”? No, not at all! It is a made up word that tries to copy but be different at the same time.

I’d say the Irish that is used nowadays could easily live with some “foreign” words like “Taxi”. It hasn’t done any harm to all the other languages that just use the word “Taxi”. But there seems to be a flavour of Irish speakers that seem to have to translate EVERYTHING just for the sake of it. After all there is even a word for “Internet”, one of these olden Gaelic communication concepts, you know!? In case you want to know, it is the “Idirghréasán”. Oddly, force-translating modern words makes Irish more outdated than if it just adopted the words!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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