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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 23,000 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 30. July 2016:


Dublin Event Guide 476: Atmosphere Festival, Phoenix Park Fun Day, Hotter Than July, Howth Jazz & Blues Festival, Dublin Flea Market, Live Music Trail

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 476 | 29 July 2016

Subscribers: 24,100

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Hi all!

Bank holidays are always special treats and after a bank holiday-free July, we have another bank holiday Monday coming up this weekend. And while plenty of you are probably on holidays (This is the busiest weekend of the year at Dublin airport with more than 2500 flights taking off and landing.) there are some great events for everybody who is staying back to hold the fort.

So, have a great extended weekend wherever you are and if you are away, bring me a rock back from your travels. (Only people that grew up in Ireland will get what that means. ;-) )

The Dublin Event Guide is currently published in two stages. The first stage is an update on the website and the smartphone app. More events will be added after that and the smartphone app will be updated continually. When all events are entered the second stage is to send the e-mail to all subscribers.

This is the PRELIMINARY version of this week’s Dublin Event Guide. More events will be added, before the final version will be sent out.

Update on the bills: After some more helpful donations last week, EUR 135 are needed in August to cover all the cost and with the month only starting, we are in a promising position. It would be sooo cool to get the money well before the end of the month. It worked in July, maybe it will work again with your help? Thanks so much to all supporters! If you can help in any way, your help will also be VERY much appreciated!!! Can YOU help here?

And here is my weekly appeal: The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

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This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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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!

For the last few weeks, I am quoting Tony Robbins here in the feel good slot. That has a number of reasons: 1) A free seminar about his courses will be in Dublin next Saturday and I plan to be there myself. 2) I have been at his main event “Unleash the Power Within” and it is an amazing event. So good that I am considering going to the one in London in May next year again. It is not free at all, but – in my opinion – very much worth the money. 3) He really and truly has some good quotes, so you could fill this Feel Good SLot just with Tony Robbins quotes for months.

Today something different than the usual quotes or video clips is linked here in this Feel Good Slot. A motivational quote or a great video can lift the spirits, but a really good laugh can do the same and today it is all about a laugh or a giggle. I found a TED talk that is about spam mails and how a guy felt tempted by them. He describes how – on behalf of you and me – he is for the last three years engaging with spammers. It is hilarious! ;-)

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Last week Mona O’R, Helen B and Justin M were so great to help the Dublin Event Guide with a donation! Thanks a lot! I really appreciate your help! Please 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 please go to here and give something back if you can!

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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.

About 200 events are in this Dublin Event Guide ad considering that bank holiday weekends sometimes are a little quieter, that is a LOT. Among these 200, there are a lot of events (too many!) that I would like to go to. My list for this weekend (but I know that I won’t make it to all) is:

+ Saturday:
The Argentinian Tall Ship “Libertad” / City Hall for the exhibition in the basement / the Festival of Chariots (something quiet unusual for Dublin) / the Music & Record Fair in Filmbase / Phoenix Park Family Fun Day / Atmosphere – Kite, Balloon and Flight Festival in Dun Laoghaire / Howth Jazz & Blues Festival

And if you forced me to decide, I would chose Atmosphere in Dun Laoghaire and maybe the Phoenix Park Fun Day.

+ Sunday:
Dublin Flea Market / Dublin Live Music Trail / Howth Jazz & Blues Festival / Hotter Than July Music Festival / Music & Record Fair in Filmbase

And again if I HAD to pick two, it would be the Dublin Flea Market and Hotter than July.

And this week, I also have to consider Monday:

+ Monday:
Dalkey Vintage Festival / Dublin Live Music Trail / Comedy Crunch

During the week, the Free Wednesday is happening and on Thursday the Shakespeare plays in the Dublin Castle Gardens start. On Friday then the Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival starts.

What a busy week!

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Competitions

SpeedFriending – Ticket Competition

Sun 06 August – 18:00-20:00
Trinity Bar, Dame Street, Dublin 2

I made a misake in the text for this comeptition last time, so for that reason we will run another competition for this event this time:

SpeedFriending is a new way to meet new people and to make long-lasting friendships and connections. It works like this: You get 5 minutes with each participant to see if you like them and if they are someone you would like to hang out with.
Make new friends, expand your social circle and have an entertaining evening at SpeedFriending.

Admission is EUR 10 and you can get your ticket at the door. Please RSVP on the website below.

Dereck, the organiser of the meet-ups, has made 5 tickets available for Dublin Event Guide readers. If you want to win a ticket, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject SPEEDF08 and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Wednesday 03 August.

www.meetup.com/Events-Drinks-Talks-Dublin/events/232561963/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 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 gear. ;-)

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

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The Story of the Capital

Did you know that the basement of City Hall is the home of a permanent exhibition called “The Story of the Capital” and also of a temporary exhibition about the Dublin Fire Brigade in 1916? The Story of the Capital exhibition is really good and I would recommend it strongly.

There is normally an admission charge, but I found out a few days ago that in 2016 admission to that exhibition is completely free in connection with the Easter Rising commemorations.

This is really good news!

(It is a little surprising that it took until July and a total coincidence that I found out and there definitely has not been a Press Release or other media notification at the beginning of the year, but we have another 5 months to visit the exhibition now, so we will get over that unexpected lack of communication. ;-) )

Put “The Story of the Capital” on your To Do list!! The exhibition is open from Monday until Saturday from 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

North & South Quays at O’Connell Bridge closed

Due to Luas works, the North and South Quays are closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at O’Connell Bridge until 06:00 on Tuesday 02 Aug. Keep that in mind over the weekend.

ESPECIALLY if you plan to use the car to get to Lansdowne Road/Aviva Stadium for the football match (Celtic vs Barcelona) on Saturday (Kick off is at 18:00), you should check the best route. The whole area around Ballsbridge will be congested and there are no car parking spaces really close to Lansdowne Road.

Speed Limit Consultation

The speed limits in Dublin City are being reviewed at the moment and a public consultation is running. Dublin City has the nonsensical plan to limit the speed in ALL areas of Dublin and on ALL streets to 30 km/h. In my opinion, it makes sense in areas of higher risk (near schools, playgrounds etc), but it doesn’t make sense as a general limit.

Check out the details here www.dublincity.ie/speedreview and if you have ANY opinion, make it known. Do not rely on other people, YOU have to voice your concerns or opinions if you want them to be counted.

Submissions can be made online until 17:00 on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

Summer of Heritage 2016 – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

The Summer of Heritage 2016 programme in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, is a series of free guided tours running for 10 weeks from 27 June – 04 September. There will be 29 events at locations like Dalkey Castle, Cabinteely House, National Maritime Museum, Monkstown Castle, Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, Milltown, The Metals, Seapoint Martello Tower, Dun Laoghaire, Killiney Hill and there will also be a Maeve Binchy walking tour, a 1916 Graves tour of Deansgrange Cemetery, a 1916 Social History tour of Dún Laoghaire and a 1916 Exhibition in Marlay House.

No other part of Dublin runs such an interesting and extensive heritage programme with plenty of free guided tours, so have a look at the programme on the website here. You find a link on the same site where you can download the full booklet in PDF.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to give recommendations, tips & tricks on how to organise and run good events. Eventbrite is the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and their support is very much appreciated! All information in this section is supplied by Eventbrite.

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THE 15 BEST NEW APPS FOR EVENT PLANNERS
We probably all have a number of apps on our phones and tablets that we don’t use very often (if at all). Don’t waste space with useless applications! Now is the time to have a clear out and make way for the best and most useful apps to hit the market this year. Eventbrite has compiled a list with 15 of the most interesting apps to be published so far in 2016, helping to give your productivity a boost and make your job (and your life) a little bit easier.
Read the full article here.

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If you are regularly or occasionaly organising events, keep an eye on the Eventbrite blog. It covers a wide variety of event-related and event-relevant topics that can help you hugely! Read more here.

And if you are looking for free or non-free events, you can find them at www.eventbrite.ie

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.

Voices of Memory – Walk & Talk at sound art installation

30 June – 30 Sept

National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

Voices of Memory is a riverside sound art installation by Christina Kubisch at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens to remember the more than 49,000 Irish people who died in the First World War. In 1923, these names were published in Irish Memorial Records 1914-1918. Consisting of eight volumes, these records, beautifully designed and illustrated by Irish artist Harry Clarke, are housed nearby in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens.

Almost the entire list of these names was read by volunteers of different ages and accents from across Ireland. The sound installation is based on the flow of these male and female voices playing over the bank of the river.

Admission is free. www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20767264

Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916 – Exhibition

07 May – September (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat+Sun 14:00-17:00, closed bank holiday weekends)

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

The exhibition “Seditious Types – Legacy of the Printers of 1916″ will explore the role of printers active in 1916 and the central role of printed media in shaping the image and meaning of the Easter Rising.

Politics and the print industry had a complex relationship in 1916 Ireland. As a commercial sector the print industry produced vast amounts of stationary and advertising for the main political parties and the British administration. This often resulted in material from varying political points of view being produced in the same printing shops. However, a number of print shops were associated with the Gaelic League and the nationalist literary movement. This group of printers actively published works which would not have been printed by the mainstream printers of the time, including works by Yeats, Synge and O’Casey. In recognition of the power of print to inform and win public opinion, a nationalist print counter-culture existed in the form of journals, pamphlets and books. This ‘mosquito press’ circulated mainly in Dublin among radical political activists. In the case of the more seditious groups and individuals, small printing presses were often established in secret locations. By 1916 many of the key political activists were printers, compositors and editors.

Find out more details here.

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

see below

Libraries in Dublin

Fifty Printmakers from eight printmaking studios around Ireland were invited by The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare to create ‘little prints’ on ‘little known events or incidents’ during or around the time of the 1916 Rising and the exhibition will tour the Dublin Libraries in 2016.

Each library displaying the exhibition will host a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will be invited to illustrate an incident/artefact of their choice. A small selection of the resulting work may be added to the website and may be included in the display in the library. Please check with the library for date and time of their respective workshop.

The schedule for 2016 is

+ March and April 2016 – Central Library
+ May 2016 – Rathmines Library
+ June 2016 – Walkinstown Library
+ November 2016 – Dublin City Library and Archive
+ December 2016 -Finglas Library

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/little

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Jul

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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jul

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

Military Guard Ceremony

09:30 – 10:30, Sat 30 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the “National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State”, at Merrion Square during July and August. Ceremonies will take place at the pyramid at Merrion Square opposite the back entrance to the Dail, every Saturday from 16 July to 20 August 2015.

Units from different sections of the Defence Forces (Army, Air Corps and Naval Service) will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony to remember their comrades. Every week different units will be involved and the ceremony and the participating units are described on the website below.

This ceremony normally takes place from 12:00-13:00, but this week (and this week only) it is already at 09:30.

www.military.ie/en/info-centre/df-ceremonial/ceremonial-military-guard/

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 30 Jul

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.

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Jul

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 30 Jul

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

Argentinian Tall Ship “Libertad” – Open Day

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Jul

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

The Argentinian Navy Tall Ship “Libertad” is in Dublin at the moment and can be visited for free on Saturday from 10:00-18:00.

The 100m long training ship is on a 196 day long voyage around the globe. On board are 24 officers, 187 crewmen, as well as 150 cadets and they came from the UK and will leave for Spain next. Before that, they alreaday visited the US, Brazil, the Netherlands and France. The ship was launched in 1956.

coastmonkey.ie/argentinian-tall-ship-visits-dublin/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jul

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 City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 30 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jul

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/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Open Air Pilates & Talk

10:00, Sat 30 Jul

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Pace Pilates are inviting to a free open air pilates class and a talk by a life coach following the talk.

If you are interested, but can’t make it today, check their Facebook page, there will be more opportunities: www.facebook.com/PacePilates/

www.facebook.com/events/1361515440531763/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Jul

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

The Music, CD & Record Market – Irish Records Failr

10:30 – 19:00, Sat 30 Jul

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Irish Record Fairs is bringing you their next CD, DVD and Vinyl market and it is the biggest one in the summer with 50 tables full of music. Vendors from Ireland and the UK will sell new and second hand discs and LPs and memorabilia.

Admission is normally EUR 2 per day, but Brian from Irish Record Fairs made an exclusive offer for all Dublin Event Guide readers. If you show this pass at the door www.dublineventguide.com/gif/IrishRecordFairs_DEG_Pass.jpg (printed or on you phone) you will get in for free on any of the days (Friday-Sunday).

www.facebook.com/events/1459637130781521/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 30 Jul

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 every Saturday. It is 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!”

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

This Saturday, Emily will run a second walking tour from 14:00-16:00.

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Jul

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/

Dublin Fire Brigade Exhibition – Tours

11:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin Fire Brigade Historian and serving Firefighter/Paramedic Las Fallon is giving tours of Dublin Fire Brigade 1916 exhbition in City Hall Dublin every Saturday in July. Tours take place at 11:30, 13:00 and 15:00 and are suitable for all ages.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/cityhalldublin/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are
Saturday: Pointilism
Monday: Baroque
Tuesday: ——-
Wednesday: ——
Thursday: Icons
Friday: The Durch Golden Age

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Greyhound Adoption Day

11:00 – 14:00, Sat 30 Jul

Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium, 151 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin 6W

Are you interested in adopting a greyhound, then this is an ideal opportunity to meet a number of greyhounds which are available for adoption and to talk to owners and trainers to get a better understanding of the available greyhounds.

It doesn’s state it explicitly, but I would expect or hope that admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/297308867269758/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jul

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

The Festival of Chariots/Rathayatra Ireland 2016

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Ratha Yatra (or Chariot Festival) is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath. It is held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India. The Irish Hare Krishna community celebrates this festival every year and a procession and ceremony takes place this Saturday.

The “Pahandhi Cermony” will commence the festivities at 11:00 at Merrion Square. At 11:30 a procession will leave for St. Stephen Green Park and a big chariot carrying the Deities of Lord Jagannatha will be pulled along the procession route. From 14:30 a free festival with Music, Dance, Drama, Mantra Singing and Vegetarian Feast takes place until 17:00.

Everyone is invited to this colourful festival and you don’t have to worry even if the Hindu religion is not yours, you are still welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/1331547363539947/

www.facebook.com/rathayatra.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 30 Jul

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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Jul

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/

Phoenix Park – Family Fun Day

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jul

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Furze Road is a road that leaves Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park diagonally near where the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre is and Furze Road will be formally opened as a Commemorative Tree Avenue.

To celebrate this, a Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday in Furze Road in Phoenix Park with music, farmer’s markets, aerial circus show, puppet magic show, face painting, picnic area and lots of fun for all the family.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36664,en.html

Project Blue – Protest

12:00 – 13:15, Sat 30 Jul

Indigo & Cloth, 9 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

You heard about the Maser Billboard saysing “Repeal the 8th” that was painted on the wall of the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar and that had to be removed (overpainted) by order of Dublin City. It was overpainted with Blue paint and that’s how “Project Blue” happened.

Portrait photos will be taken with blue face paint for a protest against Dublin City’s order and against the 8th amendment.

www.facebook.com/events/632865076887183

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, SEEING is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that children from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service and it will help you soo much more to have a better experience

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 30 Jul

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/

Atmosphere – Balloons, Kites and Flight Festival

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jul

Newtownsmith Green, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Atmosphere is a family-friendly festival by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Events and it focuses on anything that has to do with Kites, Balloons and other flying things.

A Drone Zone will feature experienced Drone pilots showing how to fly drones for racing, movie making and general home use. They will also offer demonstrations and simulations in operating drones safely.

The Kite Flying Zone will feature stunt kites, free style kites and wacky kites. During the event, master kite flyers will demonstrate their skills and creations. Expert Kiters will give workshops on kite aerodynamics, design and skills. There will be kite flying competitions and a chance to make your own kite in the “make and do” area hosted by the experts in kiting. Bring your own kite if you have one, there will only be a limited supply available at the event.

Professional balloon modellers will show off their skills by creating models of Movie Characters, Animals, Cartoon Characters and lots more. Each balloon artist will give a workshop on how to create a particular character at intervals throughout the day and then visitors can try their skills at balloon modelling in special make and do areas.

There will be lots to do and see and you could walk away as a trained balloon modeller or kite maker.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/atmosphere-0

Dublin International Piano Festival – Concert

13:00, Sat 30 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Dublin International Piano Festival is taking place from 23-31 July. Most concerts are not free, but the Hugh Lane Gallery is hosting 6 concerts during the festival that are free and the remaining two this weekend are:

+ Sat 30 July ETHAN USLAN – Red Hot Piano From Ragtime to Swing (13:00)
+ Sun 31 July STUDENT GALA CONCERT – Alumni Alight (12:00)

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1556-dublin-international-piano-festival

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 30 Jul

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Every Saturday a kid’s book will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below). Suitable for age 0-6 with their parents.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/eason-story-time/?instance_id=8176

Jungle in July – Natural History Museum Tour

14:00, Sat 30 Jul

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

It’s a jungle out there and inside The Dead Zoo! Join this tour of the exhibition “Mammals of the World” and learn lots about jungle animals and their habitats.

Admission is free and no booking required but places are limited. Suitable for Age 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3016

Howth Jazz & Blues Festival

18:00, Sat 30 Jul

Howth (various locations)

Howth and Hop House 13 (a Guinness company) are bringing us the Howth Jazz & Blues Festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 29 July until Sunday 31 July.

13 locations in Dublin 13 are taking part and there will be 17 gigs all together.

The line-up for the weekend is:

SATURDAY
1800 – 1900 Ed Deane Band @ Top House
2000 – 2130 The 9 Bars @ Harbour Bar
2100 – 2230 Stella Bass Trio @ Pier House
2100 – 2230 Ben Prevo Band @ Summit Inn
2200 – 2330 Richie Buckley Quintet @ Waterside
2300 – 0030 Manden Express @ Bloody Stream

————

SUNDAY
1400 – 1530 Julian and John @ King Sitric
1400 – 1530 Cormac Kenevey Quartet @ Aqua
1530 – 1700 Honor Heffernan’s “The Whistling Girl” @ Abbey Tavern
1730 – 1900 Cian Boylan Quartet @ Top House
2100 – 2230 CEO Experiment feat Michael Buckley @ Summit Inn
2200 – 2330 Donal Kirk Band @ Waterside
2300 – 0030 Tootsweet & The Shadowman @ Findlater

While it is not explicitly stated, it seems that admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/188614231536768/

Bru-Grass Festival: Bluegrass Collective / Huegrass

20:00, Sat 30 Jul

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

The Sound House in Wiley Fox’s Pub is celebrating one of the beers they sell (Bru) with a Bru-Grass Festival. A Bluegrass Festival with the Dublin Bluegrass Collective and support “Huegrass”.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1568606263434632/

Deuce – Rory Galagher Tribute – Gig

20:00, Sat 30 Jul

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

The Rory Gallagher Tribute Band “Deuce” are playing a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/deuce-event2

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 30 Jul

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 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 30 Jul

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/specials/

Sugar Dave’s Rocking Acoustic Session – Gig

21:00, Sat 30 Jul

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Sugar Dave will rock the Mezz with his gig from 21:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

The Solely Blues Club – Gig

21:00, Sat 30 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club is an open mic night of only the old time blues numbers pre1960 (e.g. from Leadbelly, Skip James, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Odetta, WC Handy, Blind Wille Johnson etc) It is hosted by Slidin PK.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/995898093862907/

The Guilty Party – Gig

22:00, Sat 30 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock ‘n’ Roll Band “The Guilty Party” will play a gig in Whelan’s on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-guilty-party-2/

Fallen Lights / Men of Twenty – Gig

22:30, Sat 30 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The “Fallen Lights” are supported by the “Men of Twenty” at this gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list. The gig will start at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-fallen-lights/

Electric Ape – Blues/Rock Gig

23:55, Sat 30 Jul

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Blues & Rock Trio Electroc Ape will play a gig in the Mezz from midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 31 Jul

Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale in Tallaght, Irish Car Boot Sales run a weekly Sunday Car Boot Sales in Ballymun.

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jul

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

Farmleigh House Food & Craft Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Food & Craft Market will take place in the Farmyard at Farmleigh House and the St. George’s Brass Band will play in the Bandstand from 14:00-16:00.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36588,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jul

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 31 Jul

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/magazinefort/#d.en.36668

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 31 Jul

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/

The Music, CD & Record Market – Irish Records Failr

10:30 – 18:30, Sun 31 Jul

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Irish Record Fairs is bringing you their next CD, DVD and Vinyl market and it is the biggest one in the summer with 50 tables full of music. Vendors from Ireland and the UK will sell new and second hand discs and LPs and memorabilia.

Admission is normally EUR 2 per day, but Brian from Irish Record Fairs made an exclusive offer for all Dublin Event Guide readers. If you show this pass at the door www.dublineventguide.com/gif/IrishRecordFairs_DEG_Pass.jpg (printed or on you phone) you will get in for free on any of the days (Friday-Sunday).

www.facebook.com/events/1459637130781521/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jul

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. There will be Food Stalls, Flea Market, Vintage Clothing, Arts&Crafts and a Pop-Up Record Store.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jul

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 Sunday 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!”

You will find our friends Paperbear.ie (amazing Pop-up cards) and Magpie’s Nest (Vintage Jewellery and Collectibles) at the Dublin Flea Market and if you have time, say HI from the Dublin Event Guide to them. ;-) I can recommend both strongly, great product and so nice to deal with!

www.facebook.com/events/310647019281908/

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Jul

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/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Sun 31 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are
Saturday: Pointilism
Monday: Baroque
Tuesday: ——-
Wednesday: ——
Thursday: Icons
Friday: The Durch Golden Age

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 31 Jul

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 31 Jul

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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 31 Jul

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/

Dublin International Piano Festival – Concert

12:00, Sun 31 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Dublin International Piano Festival is taking place from 23-31 July. Most concerts are not free, but the Hugh Lane Gallery is hosting 6 concerts during the festival that are free and the remaining two this weekend are:

+ Sat 30 July ETHAN USLAN – Red Hot Piano From Ragtime to Swing (13:00)
+ Sun 31 July STUDENT GALA CONCERT – Alumni Alight (12:00)

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1556-dublin-international-piano-festival

Dublin Live Music Trail

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Hard Working Class Heroes and First Music Contact are organising six weekends of “Dublin Live Music Trails” this year. The performances will be 20 minutes long and will be acoustic in all sorts of usual and unusual venues. SO it is feasible to see & hear ALL gigs because they are all in walking distance.

The next Music Trail weekend will take place on Sun 31 July and Mon 01 August and the line-up and venues are listed below.

Admission is free and the event is supported by Failte Ireland, Dublin City Council and Dublintown.

Line up and schedule for Sunday are:

12:00 Winding Stair Bookshop: New Pope
12:30 Wowburger: AikJ
13:00 Wood Quay steps: Half of Me
13:30 Oxfam Parliament Street: Miles Graham
14:00 Visit Dublin Centre: Tiz McNamara
14:30 Meeting House Square: Dvo Marvell
15:00 Oxfam Georges Street: Pine The Pilcrow
15:30 Powerscourt Centre: Moossmann
16:00 Dame Lane: Strength
16:30 Mary’s Bar: Cult Called Man

Unfortunately there is not enough detail provided for some of the venues (e.g. “Wood Quay steps” or “Dame Lane”). A map with all venues can be found on the website below, but it is not a very detailed map, so it seems a treasure hunt is also part of the Music Trail! ;-)

firstmusiccontact.com/fmctrails/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 31 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 31 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, SEEING is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that children from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service and it will help you soo much more to have a better experience

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 31 Jul

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

As part of the 1916-2016 Centenary Commemorations, a free tour will take at Arbour Hill Cemetery every Sunday at 14:00. (from March until end of October).

No booking necessary. The meeting point is at the 1916 Memorial Wall towards the back of the cemetery.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36143,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 31 Jul

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/

Howth Jazz & Blues Festival

14:00, Sun 31 Jul

Howth (various locations)

Howth and Hop House 13 (a Guinness company) are bringing us the Howth Jazz & Blues Festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 29 July until Sunday 31 July.

13 locations in Dublin 13 are taking part and there will be 17 gigs all together.

The line-up for the weekend is:

SATURDAY
1800 – 1900 Ed Deane Band @ Top House
2000 – 2130 The 9 Bars @ Harbour Bar
2100 – 2230 Stella Bass Trio @ Pier House
2100 – 2230 Ben Prevo Band @ Summit Inn
2200 – 2330 Richie Buckley Quintet @ Waterside
2300 – 0030 Manden Express @ Bloody Stream

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SUNDAY
1400 – 1530 Julian and John @ King Sitric
1400 – 1530 Cormac Kenevey Quartet @ Aqua
1530 – 1700 Honor Heffernan’s “The Whistling Girl” @ Abbey Tavern
1730 – 1900 Cian Boylan Quartet @ Top House
2100 – 2230 CEO Experiment feat Michael Buckley @ Summit Inn
2200 – 2330 Donal Kirk Band @ Waterside
2300 – 0030 Tootsweet & The Shadowman @ Findlater

While it is not explicitly stated, it seems that admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/188614231536768/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 31 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Jul

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

Hotter Than July 2016 – World Music Festival

15:00 – 21:00, Sun 31 Jul

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Hotter Than July is a day long family-friendly multi-cultural music festival. It is running for the third time, but will be on Smithfield Square for the first time. In previous years it took place on Temple Bar Meeting House Square.

Hotter than July is presented by the Improvised Music Company and Dublin City Council, in association with the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm and will be a celebration of music and dance from around the world.

The line-up is
15.00 Maracatu Ilha Brihante
15.20 Big Bang African Dance Project
15.50 Niwel Tsumbu Trio
16.15 Maracatu Stage performance
16.40 Special Guest
17.20 Fakoli
17.50 Indian Melody
18.10 i4Drum
18.45 Nava
19.15 Balkan Alien Sound
20.00 Jiggy
20.40 Jiggy- Maracatu-Big Bang Finale

Admission is free.

www.improvisedmusic.ie/events/details/hotter-than-july-2016

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Jul

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

This is a family-friendly tour of the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition, looking at some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

Admission is free and no booking required, places allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before tour starts. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2975

The “Welcome to August” Banker – Gigs

17:00, Sun 31 Jul

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Another Bank Holiday, another Workman’s Club Bank Holiday Party. This time, the line-up is

Hunter, The Dyatonics, The Fontaines.

When the live music is finished, the Workman’s Karaoke Club and DJs will continue.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-workmans-club-welcome-to-august-banker/

Zen Walk

17:00, Sun 31 Jul

Killiney Beach (meet at Killiney Dart Station), Killiney, Co. Dublin

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/about

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 31 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The New Breadwinners are a 3-piece Bluegrass band and they are playing every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 31 Jul

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Every Sunday evening from 18:00-20:00, the Wiley Fox is hosting a trad session, where some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians will play for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 31 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Dixeland Jazzmen play a weekly gig in Sin E. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 31 Jul

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

Bunoscionn – Trad & Folk Gig

20:00, Sun 31 Jul

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

Trad & Folk band Bunoscionn are playing a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/bunoscionn-event6

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 31 Jul

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 31 Jul

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 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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 31 Jul

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 with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 31 Jul

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 31 Jul

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

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 31 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rockk and Swing Band “The Jive Cats” will perform in the Mercantile every Sunday from 22:00.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 31 Jul

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-29/

Pete Pamf – Gig

23:00, Sun 31 Jul

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Pete Pamf and teh Late Sunday Service will be in the Mezz for a gig on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Monday 01 Aug

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NOT the first day of Autumn!!!

08:00, Mon 01 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

It is an extremely stubborn myth in Ireland that Autumn starts on 01 August. Primary teachers were and are still (!!) teaching it, despite Met Eireann’s repeated attempts to correct this misinformation.

It is true that the Celts started their “summer” on 01 May and therfore their Autumn on 01 August, but they lived by a completely different calendar: For the Celts the Dark half of the year started on 01 November and the light half started on 01 May. So strictly speaking the 01 May wasn’t even their start of summer, it was just the start of the light half of the year. In addition their day started at sunset!

So, if you live like the Celts, your year starts on 01 November and your day starts at sunset, then for you, 01 August is the right day to start the autumn. ;-)

If, however, you have adjusted to a modern calendar – unlike your primary teacher!? – then the start of autumn is on 01 September as Met Eireann confirms to us.

So, 31 more days of summer! Hurray!!!

Bank Holiday Monday

08:30, Mon 01 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

Just to make sure that you don’t go to work by accident, I want to remind you that Monday is a Bank Holiday (and Public Holiday). Nevertheless nearly all shops in the City Center and Shopping Centres are open and live just continues as if this was a second Sunday in the same week.

For car drivers: Bus lanes are ACTIVE if it says that they are active on a Monday (even if the buses usually operate a weekend service on the bank holiday. Wheelchair parking spots are ALWAYS active, so NEVER park there. Free Ways (Bus lanes where parking is permitted at certain times of the day only) are ACTIVE! BUT, normal pay & display will not be enforced on a bank holiday. So, you can park in a Pay&Display space as long as it is not in a clearway. Loading Bays are ACTIVE, so stay out of them. Time limited bicycle lanes are also ACTIVE. Basic rule: If it says anywhere you are not allowed to do something on a Monday, then the Bank Holiday doesn’t change the weekday!! It is still a Monday!

Farmleigh House Food & Craft Market

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 01 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Food & Craft Market will take place in the Farmyard at Farmleigh House and the Drogheda Brass Band will play in the Bandstand from 14:00-16:00.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36588,en.html

dlr Bay 10k – 10km Run

10:30, Mon 01 Aug

Newtownsmith Green, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

2500 runners will embark on a 10km run on the Bank Holiday Monday. Participation is not free, but cheering them on is free.

The race will start at Newtownsmith Green (between Dun Laoghaire Pier and Sandycove) and will finish between the LexIcon Library and Dun Laoghaire DART Station.

The route is Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queen’s Road, Crofton Road, Harbour Road, Dun Leary Road, Longford Terrace, Seapoint Ave, Seafield Ave, Monkstown Rd, Carrickbrennan Rd, Mounttown Upper, Mounttown Lower, Upper Glenageary Rd, Albert Road Upper, Albert Rd, St. Catherine’s Rd, Castle Park Rd, Elton Park, Sandycove Rd, Glasthule Rd, and Link Rd. A map is here.

dlrbay10k.ie/

‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 01 Aug

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Emily Gallagher will run a weekly “just for fun” photo trail where you get instructions to hunt for specific snaps around the city centre. Afterwards the symbolic significance to the snaps will be shared. The overall theme is “Get a glimpse of directions you may wish your life to take and discover decisions you may desire to make.”

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

Participation in the photo trails is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via chooseyourowntracksphototrail@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Maritime Museum – Guided Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Mon 01 Aug

National Maritime Museum, Mariners’ Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire is inviting to a free guided tour every Monday at 11:00 until 29 August.

Admission is free, but places are limited so booking is required via bookings@mariner.ie

On the tour you will be will brought on a voyage of discovery “enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea. Learn about maritime history, exploration, navigation, deep-sea cable technology and marine wildlife all relevant to the school syllabus.”

www.mariner.ie/

Dalkey Vintage Festival – Classic Cars. Bikes and more

11:30, Mon 01 Aug

Church of the Assumption, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Dalkey Vintage Festival will bring you vintage & classic cars, bikes, scooters and trams. It will take place on Monday and admission is free.

In addition there will be food, music, stalls and vintage clothes.

www.facebook.com/IloveDalkeycom-124660334231920/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 01 Aug

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 Live Music Trail

12:00 – 17:00, Mon 01 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

Hard Working Class Heroes and First Music Contact are organising six weekends of “Dublin Live Music Trails” this year. The performances will be 20 minutes long and will be acoustic in all sorts of usual and unusual venues. SO it is feasible to see & hear ALL gigs because they are all in walking distance.

The next Music Trail weekend will take place on Sun 31 July and Mon 01 August and the line-up and venues are listed below.

Admission is free and the event is supported by Failte Ireland, Dublin City Council and Dublintown.

Line up and schedule for Monday are:

12:00 Wood Quay steps: Sinead White
12:30 Wowburger: Elm
13:00 The Gutter Bookshop: Stay Gold
13:30 Dublin Ink: Not Monsters
14:00 Meeting House Square: My Tribe Your Tribe
14:30 Barnardo Square Dame Street: Cfit
15:00 Oxfam Georges Street: Inni K
15:30 Accents Café Lounge: Participant
16:00 Dame Lane: Samyel
16:30 Mary’s Bar: Exploding Eyes

Unfortunately there is not enough detail provided for some of the venues (e.g. “Wood Quay steps” or “Dame Lane”). A map with all venues can be found on the website below, but it is not a very detailed map, so it seems a treasure hunt is also part of the Music Trail! ;-)

firstmusiccontact.com/fmctrails/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 01 Aug

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, Mon 01 Aug

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour by Emily Gallagher. It is 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!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Drop-in Drawing Session – National Gallery

15:00, Mon 01 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drop-in drawing session will take place on Monday. The theme is “Drawing a Figure”. Suitable for adults and teens. All materials will be provided.

Admission is free – for the first 25 participants.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Drawing_Aug01.aspx

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 01 Aug

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

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 01 Aug

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Tiny Quartet – Gig

20:00, Mon 01 Aug

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

The Tiny Quartet are playing instrumental Jazz/Pop Covers at this gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-tiny-quartet-event1

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 01 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bar hosts “The Comedy Shed”, usually with 3 headline acts.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Aug

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, 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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 01 Aug

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 01 Aug

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

An Open Trad Music Session is taking place every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 01 Aug

JJ Smyth’s Jazz & Blues Club, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan are playing music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1029-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-46.html

The Retronauts – Gig

23:55, Mon 01 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The Retronauts will play a gig every Monday in the Mezz. Their music is Funk, Rock, Disco, Blues, Reggae.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Tuesday 02 Aug

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Zen Walk

10:30, Tue 02 Aug

Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/about

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 02 Aug

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 Tuesday and Saturday. It is 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!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Manuscript Illumination Workshop – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

11:00 – 16:30, Tue 02 Aug

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

This is a family workshop at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for parents with kids aged 8+. Follow in the footsteps of medieval monks and learn how to make an illuminated letter inspired by the Book of Kells using caligraphy and painting techniques.

Admission is free, but a contribution for materials of EUR 7 is raised. But I have great news for you: if you use the exclusive Discount Code “eventguide” (without the “”) when you buy your tickets, the EUR 7 will be waived!!

There will be two workshops on Tuesday. The first one begins at 11:00 and the second one at 14:30.

The workshop will take place in the Cathedral’s Discovery Space, located in the south transept (formerly the Chapter House).

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/family-workshops-in-july-and-august/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 02 Aug

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

Genealogy Talk: Territory, Maps and Genealogy

13:00, Tue 02 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Paul McCotter talks about “Territory, Maps and Genealogy” at this “Genealogy at Lunchtime” talk.

Admission is free.

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 02 Aug

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

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Introduction to Social Selling – Talk

17:00 – 19:00, Tue 02 Aug

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Over 62% of B2B buyers respond to salespeople that connect with relevant insights and opportunities. Leading ICT companies are embraching social selling as a means to initiate and build trusted relationships between their sales teams and high value prospects. Combining personal branding and content marketing, social selling can help sales teams outperform peers and competitors in pipeline development and surpassing targets.

This seminar will introduce attendees to the basic concepts of social selling and summarise best practice techniques for social selling on LinkedIn.

The seminar will be presented by Rosemary Clancy, Social Media Sales Program Manager at Oracle Direct EMEA.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/ic4-introduction-to-social-selling-rosemary-clancy-tickets-26602713432?ref=devg

Terns are back – Bird Watch

17:00 – 20:00, Tue 02 Aug

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Terns (birds!) have returned to the Dalkey islands for another season and the new Tern Warden will be running a ‘Dalkey Tern Watch’ to watch the terns and all the wildlife we can see from the pier. The event will run throughout the summer every Tuesday evening from 17:00-20:00 at Coliemore Harbour. You can drop in at ay time.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/terns-are-back

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00, Tue 02 Aug

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Do you have an idea but need some help figuring out where to get started or what creative technologies might help bring the idea to life? Maybe you just want to bounce your idea off someone else?

Drop in to the Dún Laoghaire LexIcon Lab where Creative Technology Curator, Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, other “makers” and
members of the community will be there and keen to help out.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/drop-in-maker-evenings-tickets-26304168476?ref=devg

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 02 Aug

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A new weekly Board Games night is taking place in the Black Sheep Pub. Lots of games are available and you can also bring your own.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

Green Drinks Dublin – Meet-up

19:00, Tue 02 Aug

J.W. Sweetman, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) continues to bring you Dublin Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month in J.W. Sweetman’s. Green Drinks is a monthly event in 711 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together.

At this month’s event there won’t be a talk, instead it is just meet up for a chat among like-minded people. The talks at the monthly meeting will resume again next month.

Meet up on the top floor of J.W. Sweetman’s. Doors open at 18:30. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Drinks-Dublin/73308564711

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 02 Aug

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

EveryTuesday at 19:00, The Dublin Language Exchange takes place in the Czech Inn. It is the biggest free meeting of people from all around Dublin that are interested in learning languages and communicate with speakers of other languages.

Admission is free and the meetup is completely informal. No booking required.

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Language-Exchange-131803433533696/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 02 Aug

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

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 02 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in Whelan’s.

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. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Pleasing Features Presents…… – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 02 Aug

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Pleasing Features Music will present “Pine the Pilcrow” with support from Ger Kelly, “Jazzotopes”, Oran Reilly. It will be an acoustic session on the Vintage Room.

www.facebook.com/events/947837695343062/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 02 Aug

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

Anocht – Gig Night

20:30, Tue 02 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly gig night for new bands is running in Arthur’s Pub. It is called “Anocht” and happens every Tuesday. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In addition to the music, there is usually also a visual show.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AnochtatArthurs/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 02 Aug

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, 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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 02 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 02 Aug

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/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 02 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Tuesday, a pub quiz is taking place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 03 Aug

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Free Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 03 Aug

Various heritage locations in Dublin

Entry charges at some OPW Heritage sites are waived once a month, on the “Free Wednesday”, the first Wednesday of the month. The Office of Public Works (OPW), who looks after the state owned heritage sites, wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therefore started this great initiative in 2011.

Most OPW managed sites can already be visited for free (e.g. Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, National Botanic Gardens, Pearse Museum, etc), but some sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

In the past Kilmainham Gaol (the most popular site) and Rathfarnham Castle were also on that list, but I was explicitly told that they both have been removed, which is a big big loss!! Oddly, the Free Wednesday document on the Heritage Ireland website site at www.heritageireland.com now suddenly mentions the Kilmainham Gaol again, but the page www.heritageireland.ie/en/dublin/kilmainhamgaol/ , which is part of the same website says “Please note Free Wednesday does not apply to Kilmainham Gaol.” And if you go to www.heritageireland.ie (note the .ie instead of .com) the “Free Wednesday” document on the right, appears as “FREE Wednesday – Updated Mar 2016″ and it excludes Kilmainham Gaol. Confusion everywhere!

I will call them again on Tuesday and will update you via the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page, but sadly I think we have to assume that Free Wednesday will NOT be restored for Kilmainham Gaol.

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therefore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues. Once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore.

www.heritageireland.ie/

Art in Libraries – My House – for children aged 3-5

10:30 – 13:00, Wed 03 Aug

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

I couldn’t describe it better than this ;-) :

“During this programme, very young children and their families will be led through a space which looks at and explores the environment where both we and other creatures live. Using simple props such as a little cardboard house and work stations,children will be enabled to fluidly explore creative themes and ideas, such as webs, nests, houses and burrows and be encouraged to visually create their own version of home. Suitable for children 3-5 years and their parents.
A creative journey of story and visual arts for very young children, investigating the idea of place, with Artist Jane Groves.”

The event will take place at 10:30 and again at 12:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6269324.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-17

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 03 Aug

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00.

ruared.ie/

Inspectorium: Under the Sea

11:00 – 13:00, Wed 03 Aug

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Do all whales have teeth? What is a turtle’s shell made of? Drop by the Discovery Zone today to learn about creatures under the sea and smell a stinky pilot whale skull.

Admission is free and no booking required for this Drop-in activity. Suitable for families.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3018

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 03 Aug

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 03 Aug

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/

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 03 Aug

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until September.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

templebarnightmarket.com/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 03 Aug

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

Terra Incognita: Artist in Conversation

18:00, Wed 03 Aug

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Artist Damien Flood will discuss his work and his exhibition “Terra incognita” with Mary Conlon, Artistic Director at Ormston House, Limerick.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/terra-incognita-artist-in-conversation-tickets-26033182951?ref=devg

Coding – Salon Series Talks at Liquor Rooms

19:00, Wed 03 Aug

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Salon Series is a free monthly talk series that showcases the creative community of The Liquor Rooms.

This month, the topic is “Coding” and speakers will be Vicky Twomey-Lee, Mick Twomey and Irina Dzhambazova.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link here.

www.facebook.com/events/924790100982505/

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 03 Aug

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

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcheroo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

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

Secret Session – Pot luck Gig of Irish talent

20:00, Wed 03 Aug

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Secrest Sessions are events showcasing up and coming Irish artists, but you won’t find out in advance who will perform, so I call that a Pot Luck Gig. You might be lucky and see an amazing band/performer or you might be a little less lucky, but let’s hope (and assume) that the organisers from Kentucky Brews only select really good bands and performers. Then you will always be in luck! :-)

The next Secret Sessions are on
+ Wednesday 03 August in Stag’s Head and on
+ Thursday 04 August in Sin E.

Admission is free and to get guaranteed access, you can book tickets via the Eventbrite links above. But even if you don’t get a ticket, it seems that queueing at the venue is a good idea.

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 03 Aug

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club 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 03 Aug

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/Gig

20:30, Wed 03 Aug

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 03 Aug

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 03 Aug

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 03 Aug

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).

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 03 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Harleys are a popular coverband and they will be in the Mezz every Wednesday at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 04 Aug

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Art in Libraries – My House – for children aged 3-5

10:30 – 13:00, Thu 04 Aug

Finglas Library, Finglas Viallage Centre, Jamestowm Road, Finglas

I couldn’t describe it better than this ;-) :

“During this programme, very young children and their families will be led through a space which looks at and explores the environment where both we and other creatures live. Using simple props such as a little cardboard house and work stations,children will be enabled to fluidly explore creative themes and ideas, such as webs, nests, houses and burrows and be encouraged to visually create their own version of home. Suitable for children 3-5 years and their parents.
A creative journey of story and visual arts for very young children, investigating the idea of place, with Artist Jane Groves.”

The event will take place at 10:30 and again at 12:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8344906.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-17

Zen Walk

10:30, Thu 04 Aug

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/about

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Thu 04 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are
Saturday: Pointilism
Monday: Baroque
Tuesday: ——-
Wednesday: ——
Thursday: Icons
Friday: The Durch Golden Age

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 04 Aug

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. Ring 01-6770095 for more information and to check if the tour is going ahead.

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

Hidden History: Uncovering the Sligh Mhor and Thomas Street – Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 04 Aug

James Street, Dublin 8

Archaeologist Antoine Giacometti takes you along the ancient road into Dublin “An Sligh Mor” and will tell you about some of the treasures uncovered in a 2014 dig.

James’s Street and Thomas Street form part of this ancient western road into Dublin, called An Slígh Mór. These streets are also among the city’s oldest thoroughfares and have been the commercial heart of The Liberties for centuries.
Recent archaeological discoveries unearthed as part of streetworks in 2014 have revealed a fascinating hidden history to the street. From the remains of a late medieval gate, to 17th century city defences, to artefacts from a possible tilery off Crocker’s Lane and even human remains near St. Catherine’s Church, this walk will offer you a window to past life of these streets.

This is a free event provided as part of Summer in The Liberties, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site below.

Meeting point is the Obelisk Fountain in James Street, Dublin 8.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/hidden-history-uncovering-the-sligh-mhor-and-thomas-street-tickets-25675117969?ref=devg

Introduction to Archaeology – Children Workshop

11:00, Thu 04 Aug

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

At the children’s workshop “Introduction to Archaeology”, learn to investigate and explore the past through creative and practical activities, including a mini-dig. These fun and educational workshops are free and are hosted by The School of Irish Archaeology in various libraries in July and August.

The schedule for the remaining events is below:
Wed 03 August – 11:00 – Central Library (Booked Out)
Wed 03 August – 14:30 – Cabra Library (Booked Out)
Thu 04 August – 11:00 – Rathmines Library (01-4973539)
Thu 04 August – 15:00 – Dolphin’s Barn Library (01-4540681)

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book, contact the library that runs the event you are interested and a link to their contact details is provided on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-1

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 04 Aug

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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 04 Aug

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

Genealogy Talk: Explorations in Irish Genealogy

13:00, Thu 04 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Fiona Fitzsimons talks about “Explorations in Irish genealogy” at this lunchtime lecture.

Admission is free.

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

Opera in the Open

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 04 Aug

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

August is the month for the yearly “Opera in the Open” at the Amphitheatre behind Dublin City Offices and not far from Christ Church Cathedral. Every Thursday a different Opera will be featured for you to enjoy. Bring your picnic/lunch and enjoy some music.

The upcoming performances are:

+ 04 Aug: The Gondoliers – Gilbert & Sullivan
+ 11 Aug: Acis & Galatea – Handel
+ 18 Aug: Die Fledermaus – J. Strauss
+ 25 Aug: Eugene Onegin – Tchaikovsky

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Opera-In-The-Open-125207224255/

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

13:00 – 13:45, Thu 04 Aug

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

This is a family-friendly tour of the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition, looking at some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

Admission is free and no booking required, places allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before tour starts. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2976

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Thu 04 Aug

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

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Create a Cartouche – Drop-in activity

14:00 – 16:00, Thu 04 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Kings of Ancient Egypt, known as Pharaohs, liked to have their names displayed in an oval shape known as a cartouche. Drop by the Learning Resource Room to write like an Egyptian and create your own royal cartouche to take home.

Admission is free and no booking required. The drop-in activity is happening in the Learning Resource Room, first floor.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3029

Yeats 2016: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 04 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Come to this tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” on Thursday.

The tour will introduce the life and work of the poet and after the tour you will have a chance to listen to a selection of voices speaking some of his best loved poems, including “Easter 1916″.

Admission is free and ooking is not required, but places are limited.

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

Introduction to Archaeology – Children Workshop

15:00, Thu 04 Aug

Dolphin’s Barn Library, Parnell Road, Dublin 12

At the children’s workshop “Introduction to Archaeology”, learn to investigate and explore the past through creative and practical activities, including a mini-dig. These fun and educational workshops are free and are hosted by The School of Irish Archaeology in various libraries in July and August.

The schedule for the remaining events is below:
Wed 03 August – 11:00 – Central Library (Booked Out)
Wed 03 August – 14:30 – Cabra Library (Booked Out)
Thu 04 August – 11:00 – Rathmines Library (01-4973539)
Thu 04 August – 15:00 – Dolphin’s Barn Library (01-4540681)

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book, contact the library that runs the event you are interested and a link to their contact details is provided on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-1

Zen Walk

17:00, Thu 04 Aug

Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/about

Dublin Castle and Revolutionary Ireland – Tour

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 04 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Soldiers, Spies & Scars: Dublin Castle and Revolutionary Ireland” is a guided evening tour in Dublin Castle.

Admission is free, but booking is required via DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie

The event is also listed on the Eventbrite page here, but I am not sure if registering via Eventbrite is better than via e-mail.

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Aug

Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

On Thursdays from 18:00-20:00, the Little Museum of Dublin waives all admission charges thanks to sponsor Guinness.

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 04 Aug

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 04 Aug

Living Room Pub, Cathal Brugha Street (off O’Connell Street), Dublin 1

An expatriate or expat is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

And this is a weekly meeting for all Expats in Dublin (new and old!). If you are new to the city, this is an excellent way to meet people.

Admission is free (no booking required!), but you are asked to give the same kind of welcoming to new members as is given to you.

www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-expats-thursday-7pm-tickets-24745493437?ref=devg

Shakespeare at Irish Monuments – Dublin Castle

19:00, Thu 04 Aug

Coach House Dublin, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Do you remember “Shakespeare in the Park”? The great team at Fortune’s Fool Production originally started in Ranelagh Gardens, then they moved to Iveagh Gardens and this year all their work has been recognised and they went on a nationwide tour first and now are back in Dublin for what I would cheekily call, the main event. The Gardens of Dublin Castle (near Chester Beatty Library) is the location this year and because of the different locations chosen, the event was renamed to “Shakespeare at Irish Monuments”.

The play is “Measure for Measure”, a lesser known play by Shakespeare, so to prepare yourself, have a read of the story behind the play here.

The performances at Dublin Castle are
+ Weekdays: 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 August at 19:00
+ Weekends: 6, 7, 13, 14 August at 15:00

Admission is free and no booking is required. Chairs are not provided, so bring a blanket or similar. There will be no roof and the play will go ahead in light rain, but could be cancelled in heavy rain.

Check the Facebook Page below for any updates.

www.facebook.com/Fortunes.Fool.Productions/

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 04 Aug

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

And this is the third (!) Board Gaming night in Dublin! They are taking over! ;-)

It is a weekly event and on Thursday the focus is on Introductory Board Games, so if you haven’t for a while (or ever) played Board Games, this is for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Secret Session – Pot luck Gig of Irish talent

20:00, Thu 04 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Secrest Sessions are events showcasing up and coming Irish artists, but you won’t find out in advance who will perform, so I call that a Pot Luck Gig. You might be lucky and see an amazing band/performer or you might be a little less lucky, but let’s hope (and assume) that the organisers from Kentucky Brews only select really good bands and performers. Then you will always be in luck! :-)

The next Secret Sessions are on
+ Wednesday 03 August in Stag’s Head and on
+ Thursday 04 August in Sin E.

Admission is free and to get guaranteed access, you can book tickets via the Eventbrite links above. But even if you don’t get a ticket, it seems that queueing at the venue is a good idea.

The New 52 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Gig

20:00, Thu 04 Aug

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

Rock ‘n’ Roll band “The New 52″ are playing a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-new-52-event

Namangaia – Brazilian Forro Gig

21:00, Thu 04 Aug

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Brazlian band Namangaia will play Forro music every Thursday in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 04 Aug

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 04 Aug

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.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 04 Aug

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 04 Aug

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.

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 04 Aug

McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

A weekly Trad Music Night is taking place in McLoughlin’s in Dun Laoghaire. It is an acoustic night and all musicians are welcome. Admission is free.

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 04 Aug

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 04 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Zen Walk

07:00, Fri 05 Aug

Point Village, Dublin 1

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/about

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 05 Aug

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/magazinefort/#d.en.36668

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Fri 05 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family drop-in workshop will take place on most days of the coming weekend and week for children aged 4-10. Find all the details on the website below.

The themes are
Saturday: Pointilism
Monday: Baroque
Tuesday: ——-
Wednesday: ——
Thursday: Icons
Friday: The Durch Golden Age

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 05 Aug

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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 05 Aug

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

Ireland: The Tear and the Smile – Screening

13:00, Fri 05 Aug

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“Ireland: The Tear and The Smile – Part 1″ was intended to provide an accurate picture of everyday life in Ireland in 1960 for American television audiences. After it was broadcast in 1961, Irish diplomates in the US criticised the film as presenting Ireland as a “poverty- stricken country riddled with backwardness, unemployment and emigration”. Were they right, or did they just not like the facts to be shown?

The film was directed by Willard Van Dyke, is 27 minutes long and will be presented in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute.

Admission to this screening is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1547-summer-screenings-ireland-the-tear-and-the-smile-part-1

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 05 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Get a cup of tea, gather the last bit of energy and then bring this work week over the line! And for next week, get some special teas via the ad below and help the Dublin Event Guide while you are doing that. ;-)

Click on the picture below or use this link and if you order any teas that way, you help the Dublin Event Guide because Twinings will pay a small reward if you order after clicking on the picture or link above.

Orders over GBP 35 are free in the UK and if you use Parcelmotel’s Belfast to Dublin service, you can get it delivered for just EUR 3.95 of postage.

www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=304874&v=3578&q=143760&r=140544

Summer Music at Sandford Church 2016

13:10 – 14:00, Fri 05 Aug

Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Summer Music at Sandford is a series of lunchtime concerts at Sandford Parish Church. Every Friday in July and August these classical concerts will take place.

The next one is with Aisling Kenny (Soprano) and Judith Gannon (Piano)

Admission free, but donations in aid of the Sandford Organ Restoration Fund are appreciated.

www.sandfordandstphilips.dublin.anglican.org/event/summer-music-2016-at-sandford-aisling-kenny-and-judith-gannon/

Garden Walking Tour – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Fri 05 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Garden Walking Tour with Christopher Heavey will take place at Farmleigh House.

Admission is free. Meeting Point is the Walled Garden behind the house.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36588,en.html

Drop-in Drawing Session – National Gallery

15:00 – 15:45, Fri 05 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A drop-in drawing session for adults and teens will take place on Friday. The theme is “Portraits”. All materials will be provided.

Admission is free – for the first 25 people.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Drawing_Aug05.aspx

Zen Walk

17:00, Fri 05 Aug

Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and then check the dates and times and register here: www.xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/dates-and-registration

xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk/about

Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival – Dame District

18:00, Fri 05 Aug

Dame District, Dublin 2

The Dame Distric Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival is back from Friday 05 – Sunday 07 August. There will be lots of Rock ‘n’ Roll music and also a Vintage Car Show. a dance competition and a celebration of 50s/60s Rockabilly styles.

There are a few different websites that still point to last year’s programme or have some other inconsistent information on them, so make sure you get the official story and the Facebook Page below is the best place for it.

Venues participating in this year’s festival are Whelan’s, The Mercantile, J.T. Pim’s, The Exchequer Dublin 2, The George Bar, Globe Bar, Dame Tavern, Bankers Bar, Stag’s Head Bar & Lounge and 4 Dame Lane. (J.T. Pyms is relaticely new in 4 George’s Street and the Speak Easy Pub was formerly in there.)

The launch on Friday will come with the following line-up:

18:00-19:00: NC Lawlor – J.T. Pim’s
18:30-19:30: Riley and the Moon Rockers – Globe
19:30-21:30: Dublin City Rounders – J.T. Pim’s
20:00-23:00: Lindie Dance Competition feat. the Jive Cats (all styles of dance are welcome) – Mercantile
20:00-21:00: Slim Jim and the Bone Breakers – Dame Street Tavern
20:00-22:00: Duelling Saddles – Globe

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/294085860944355/

Shakespeare at Irish Monuments – Dublin Castle

19:00, Fri 05 Aug

Coach House Dublin, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Do you remember “Shakespeare in the Park”? The great team at Fortune’s Fool Production originally started in Ranelagh Gardens, then they moved to Iveagh Gardens and this year all their work has been recognised and they went on a nationwide tour first and now are back in Dublin for what I would cheekily call, the main event. The Gardens of Dublin Castle (near Chester Beatty Library) is the location this year and because of the different locations chosen, the event was renamed to “Shakespeare at Irish Monuments”.

The play is “Measure for Measure”, a lesser known play by Shakespeare, so to prepare yourself, have a read of the story behind the play here.

The performances at Dublin Castle are
+ Weekdays: 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 August at 19:00
+ Weekends: 6, 7, 13, 14 August at 15:00

Admission is free and no booking is required. Chairs are not provided, so bring a blanket or similar. There will be no roof and the play will go ahead in light rain, but could be cancelled in heavy rain.

Check the Facebook Page below for any updates.

www.facebook.com/Fortunes.Fool.Productions/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 05 Aug

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

The Reggulators – Reggae Gig

20:00, Fri 05 Aug

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

The Reggulators will play Reggae at this gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/reggulators-event

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 05 Aug

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/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 05 Aug

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

McGowans Single Night

22:00, Fri 05 Aug

McGowan’s, 17 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7

McGowans in Phibsborough run a monthly Singles Night. There will be music, games and ice breakers.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mcgowans-monthly-singles-party-august-tickets-26561829146?ref=devg

Checkpoint / Identity Thief – Gig

22:30, Fri 05 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Bands Checkpoint and Identity Thief will play a gig at midnight in Whelan’s.

Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-checkpoint-identity-thief/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+13+14+27 August

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

In August the walks are on 10+13+14+27 August. The walk on 13 August a Photography Walk. In addition there are weekly Sunday walks as part of the Dun Laoghaire Summer of Heritage Festival. Details below.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website).

The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s Summer of Heritage Festival also contains walks: They are every Sunday until 04 September at 11:00 for a max of 20 people and a duration of 2 hours. Register via heritage@dublinmountains.ie and find the details at: www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dublin-mountains-walk-0

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin International Piano Festival 23-31 July

Vodafone Comedy Festival 28-31 July

Gaze International LGBT Film Festival 2016 28 July – 01 Aug

Beatyard Festival: 30+31 July

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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!

Censorship or not? Maser Art and Dublin City

Dublin is never boring and Dublin City regularly gets into hot water and often enough screws up big time. Something emerged again last week that had “Big Screw-up” written all over it, but is it that?

The Background: Street Artist Maser painted a big mural on the wall of the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar about 4 weeks ago. It was a read heart that had “Repeal the 8th” written in it. To understand that fully, you need to know that it refers to the 8th amendment, which was added to the Irish constitution in 1983 and which says “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.”

Supporters see it as a clause protecting life, but the flip side is that it makes abortion illegal by constitution. Now, abortion was always illegal based on Irish laws and that amendment wouldn’t have been needed, but the anti-abortion campaigners were worried back then that the other laws wouldn’t be strong enough. At the time 67% of the voters in a referendum were in favour of this amendment.

Many people’s views about abortion have changed, however in the last 33 years and these changed views do support the availability of abortion in Ireland either in a restricted number of situations/scenarios or in every situation. And since the Irish laws haven’t prevented abortions, but made it extremely difficult and emotionally stressful for women in Ireland to get an abortion by travelling to other countries, these laws are useless anyway.

Since 1981, the “Repeal the 8th” campaign has grown and become stronger and the website “The HunReal Issues”, which promotes women’s issues, has commissioned street artist Maser to create this mural in Temple Bar.

Dublin City received 50 complaints and then told the Project Arts Centre that they will have to remove the mural because it is against planning legislation. But it seems that legal situation is not crystal clear.

The Journal.ie writes “A spokesperson for Dublin City Council said that class 12 of schedule two in part one of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 “exempts the painting of the external part of any building or other structure from requiring planning permission”.” So that means you do NOT have to ask for permission to paint the external part of a building, right? But then the Dublin City folks continued saying “Murals and other artistic designs require planning permission when applied to the external part of any structure.” I might be missing something here and maybe the key is in “painting” vs “mural”, but JUST with that information I can’t see how the law was broken.

What got me at first was that the Project Arts Centre said that they never experienced any planning legislation issues despite the fact that they regularly have murals on the side of the building. If a abortion related mural was treated differently by Dublin City than other murals, that would certainly not be ok.

But then I tried to “test” a few other angles:

What if Dublin City didn’t get any complaints for previous paintings? If they don’t get active UNLESS they get complaints, then the current situation is not censorship. – What if previous murals didn’t contain a political (or commercial) message but were just pieces of art? Then it would be more about an “ad” vs a pretty picture. – And how would I feel if someone put a big promotion on a building of an idea I was opposed to? Anti-abortion murals on house walls maybe? How tolerant would we then be?

And taking all this into consideration, I can see why this specific mural is different than someone painting a pretty flower pot on the side of a building.

The mural is the expression of a free opinion and the expression of opinions has to be protected by our laws, but there are MANY ways to express an opinion and not every way has to be allowed. So, I would have a serious problem if it was made illegal to express “Repeal the 8th”, but I don’t think if one path of expression was declared as not permitted.

And, to be honest, it couldn’t have come better for the Repeal the 8th campaign: Many people (including myself) hadn’t heard anything about this mural before Dublin City stepped in. Best PR ever! ;-)

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