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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 -->>

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The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 22. August 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 427: Ukulele Hooley, Heritage Week, People’s Art Exhibition

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 427 | 21 August 2015

Subscribers: 23,976

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Hi all!

This is probably the BIGGEST Dublin Event Guide ever.

Today I included a lot more Heritage Week events than normally and there are a massive amount of well over 300 in Greater Dublin alone. No, I didn’t include all, just a tiny amount, but it still brought the amount of events in this edition to well over 220. Dublin is busy!! :-)

And remember that the smart phone version of the Dublin Event Guide is at m.dublineventguide.com so that you can easily check what else is happening when you are out and about. ;-)

Only one person donated last week and it’s not critical yet, but I just wanted to mention it in case you always thought that you would like to help with a donation but never got around to it. And in case you wonder: The donations are NOT for me!! I do all the work on the Dublin Event Guide for free. All donations are put into the Dublin Event Guide to cover the cost and to save a small bit of money to eventuallly make some futher improvements. Thanks for your help!

And in my regular weekly appeal I explain it a little different; These are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great. Not very many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others!

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 60,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goal is 50,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook Likes! Big goals, I know, but I believe we can achieve it! Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Would be super!!!! Can you help?

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

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

And please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 60,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good slot is vide clip of a 6 year old boy who lost BOTH of his parents and he is sooo inspirational!

Check the video here:

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Support

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

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

Last week Avril C was the only wonderful person that did support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a LOT!! 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 go to here and give something back!

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

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

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
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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.

This weekend I have to mention the Ukulele Hooley on Sunday (despite the non-promising weather forecast) and then there is Heritage Week with more than 300 events in Greater Dublin. Also the People’s Art exhibition at Stephen’s Green takes place again and the Bernard Shaw Flea Market.

Next Saturday an Open Day is happening at Merrion Square. Check the Upcoming Events section for some details, you might have to pre-book some of the tours!

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Competitions

Jordan Belfort – The Wolf of Wall Street – in Dublin – Ticket Competition

Sat 12 Sept 2015 – 09:00-19:00
RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Have you seen or heard of the film “The Wolf of Wall Street”? Jordan Belfort is the person that wrote the book and the real main character of the story. In the film he is played by Leonardo Di Caprio.

Jordan Belfort is coming to Dublin to share his knowledge about Sales and Negotiation techniques and after seeing him, people can actually change their lives. Event attendees will learn how to significantly increase their money, grow their businesses and build a solid understanding of sales processes.
If you want to learn unique techniques for negotiation, out of box thinking and creativity boost, it is an event, you cannot miss, especially you are already in sales, business or customer facing roles. After this event, you will work and see things differently.

Jordan Belfort will be accompanied by two other speakers who are experts in their fields:
+ Peng Joon, successful internet entrepreneur will share his secrets, how from flat broke student without any help he became world known businessman. Techniques on how to make money online and internet secrets will be revealed on the day.
+ JT Foxx is one of the world’s top speakers, is also a media personality having had a radio show for 7 years and now can be regularly seen and interviewed on CNBC, Forbes, BBC and many other TV and radio shows all around the world and is a contributing author for Forbes Africa and Prestige Magazine.

For more information and to buy tickets follow this link.

And for Dublin Event Guide Readers there is an opportunity to win a pair of GOLD tickets to see Jordan Belfort live.

I have three pairs of tickets for a competition and to win a pair you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with JBELFORT in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. In addition you have to answer this question: What is Jordan Belfort teaching about: a) Sales b) IT c) Construction. So add the right letter in your mail as well. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on 09 Sept.

www.wowsdublin.com

SHIFT presents “This is Spinal Tap” – 80s Tribute Band- Ticket Competition

Fri 28 Aug – 20:00
Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

80s tribute rockers SHIFT are hosting a screening of the classic rockumentary “This is Spinal Tap” followed by a live rock gig by SHIFT and 80s DJs until late. The film chronicles the journey of Spinal Tap, ‘one of England’s loudest bands’ and SHIFT is the perfect 80s rock band. You will hear Animal, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Kiss and this is THE night for every 80s child.

Doors open at 20:00, DJ from 21:00, Movie at 21:30 and Band from 23:30 with DJ till late.

The great guys from SHIFT have provided 5 pairs of tickets for Dublin Event Guide Readers for a competition and to enter you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with SHIFT2015 in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Wed 26 Aug.

For more information and to buy tickets go to this site: www.thesugarclub.com/listings/event/shift-presents-this-is-spinal-tap

Musical Theatre Course for 6-12 year olds – Ticket Competition

Jill Anderson’s School of Speech and Drama offers a whole range of classes, there are Drama Classes, Public Speaking Courses, Singing Classes, Dancing Classes and Mum & Baby Classes. Everything that has to do with speaking and expressing is covered. The classes run in a number of locations and are suitable from Age 3 all the way up to adults.

Have a look at this comprehensive range of classes at www.speechdramadublin.com/

Because a good foundation is the best starting point and to promote the classes for the new term to all Dublin Event Guide readers, Jill has offered not just one, but FOUR places in her Musical Theatre Class for 6-12 year olds. That is a value of EUR 210 for each of the courses. What a great prize!

Classes are designed to provide an introduction in voice training and improve confidence in singing and acting in front of an audience. The classes are broken into three modules of singing, dancing and drama. This is perfect for Children who love to sing, dance and act!

And this is how the competition works: One place is made available in each of the four locations where Jill and her team teaches: Ballinteer, Foxrock, Clontarf and Rathfarnham. The dates and times vary from location to location and you can check them here: www.speechdramadublin.com/drama-classes/#Theatre The classes start in the week beginning with the 07 September and continue for a full term (14 weeks).

Have a look at the link above to see if the times suit you and then send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your name and your mobile phone number in the body of the mail and with JANDERSON in the subject line of the mail. You also need to tell me where you would like to win the class for your son or daughter. You can mention more than one location if you are flexible, but one location has to be mentioned as the minimum.

Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Wed 02 Sept.

www.speechdramadublin.com/

Ricky Starship

Promote your product or event through a competition!

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

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-)

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

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

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Heritage Week from 22-30 August

This week is Heritage Week from Saturday until next Sunday and in the Greater Dublin area there are more than 300 events taking place with many of them taking place a number of times during the week. You can imagine that that is much more than could be squeezed in the Dublin Event Guide. For that reason, only a few events (e.g. from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and from the Print Museum and the National Museum) did make it in this edition, the other events you would have to check on the HeritageWeek website at www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on The libraries in Dublin also have a list of events and they can be found here.

Are there some event highlights? Yes! Free tours and concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral (they are mentioned in this edition of the Dublin Event Guide), Guided tours of the Freemason’s Hall (here), Guided tours in Dublinia (here), Guided tours at the Casino in Marino (here) and lots of events in the National Gallery, the National Print Museum, City Hall and lots more.

The vast majority of events is free.

www.heritageweek.ie

Bewley’s Hotels are gone!

You might have read it before, but it seems that it happened last week. All Bewley’s Hotels are now gone … and have been renamed to “Clayton Hotel”

With the Four Seasons now being the InterContinental, the Burlington is a “Doubletree by Hilton”, the Jury’s Inn is the D4 Hotel, the Bewley’s Hotels are Clayton …. and that is just about half of the name changes … you really have to be on your toes to keep up with all the new identities.

Christmas has begun!!!

On 20 August 2015, the first sightings of decorated Christmas Trees in Dublin have been reported, when people posted pictures of Christmas trees from Brown Thomas’ Christmas department which will try to sell Christmas goods now for the next FOUR months!! You would think that there are other goods in the world that Brown Thomas could try to flog to their customers and that have a higher probabilty of being sold now than Christmas decoration.

Maybe we should go to that department and if anyone goes in there and picks up goods to bring to the till, a choir of people should turn to them and ask “SERIOUSLY!?!?!?” No other comment! Would that be enough to wake any misguided Christmas shopper up in August?? ;-)

RTE1 Quiz with Nick Byrne – Audience Tickets available

Would you like to be in the audience for the very first recording of “Four Heads” a brand new RTE 1 quiz hosted by Nyicky Byrne and from the creators of “The Chase”?

Four Heads takes two celebrity led teams and forces them to think in sync and handing victory to their opponents. There will be fun gameplay, banter and lots of laughs.

If you want to get audience tickets for the recording on Monday 31 Aug from 18:30-22:00 in RTE, you have to send a mail with your full name, mobile number, number of tickets required and mention also that you saw this in the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your mail has to go to audience@wakatv.ie

Please only apply for tickets if you are definitely available on 31 August from 18:30.

Opportunities

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

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

END OF SUMMER GAMEATHON – SATURDAY
From the crew who put the biggest networking event in Europe together, the WebSummit, this is a gaming event for 6-13 year olds. Come along (you can bring your parents and they don’t need a ticket) and play Minecraft, Fifa15, Street Fighter or one of the other games that are available. All free and prizes can be won as well. Donations will go to the DSPCA charity. Tickets are VERY limited, hurry to get one here.

JAZZ IN THE CITY – SATURDAY + SUNDAY
Experience the warm dulcet tones of the finest jazz musicians from 21:00-23:30 every Saturday+Sunday night in the Fitzwilliam Hotel. Music ranges from the Great American Songbook to a contemporary take on age-old classics.
Tickets are not absolutely required, but you can find more information here.

RYTHM ALCHEMY DRUMMING – NEXT FRIDAY
A weekly rhythmical journey exploring rhythms from around the world in a safe circle that’s beginner friendly & a non judgemental environment , drums provided, no booking, just turn up!
Tickets through a donation can be bought here.

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

Exhibitions

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

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

El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State

30 Jul – 18 Oct

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

“El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State” reflects on the artistic and cultural community who gave voice to a new image for the emerging Irish state after the Easter Rising and a visual language for its politics.

The exhibition brings together a significant body of works from the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, by El Lizzitsky (1890 – 1941), one of the most influential artists of the 20th century who is shown here for the first time in Ireland.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237015.htm

David Claerbout Exhibition

14-22 Aug (11:00-18:00) / 24 Aug – 11 Oct (11:00-20:00)

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The exhibition consists of a number of video installations by Belgian artist David Claerbout, but reading the description of the exhibition doesn’t explain anything at all, so you better just go and look at it.

Who writes that stuff? “Claerbout’s multiple video installation at Project Arts Centre will challenge conventions of exhibition-making, attempting to further our efforts to perceive what it is to exhibit while exhibiting.” Or this “His is a practice where burgeoning awareness creeps up on you as a viewer, nagging questions of authenticity start to haunt, and our idea of scale based on a fixed position in space becomes unsettled, destabilised, set adrift.”

www.projectartscentre.ie/event/david-claerbout/

Approaching the Landscape

01-29 Aug (10:00-18:00)

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Approaching the Landscape features Niall De Buitlear, Margaret Corcoran, Lili Heller, Jason Deans and Conor Mary Foy. It brings together art works and artists who respond to our surrounding environment. Each artwork presented in this exhibition interprets a specific terrain or perspective which reflects how we as people negotiate our personal territories.

www.ruared.ie/

Modern Wife, Modern Life

July + August

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

Modern Wife, Modern Life is an exhibition exploring the ‘ideal wife’ turned ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines.

Manuals on how to be a good wife had been widely available in Ireland at the start of the twentieth century, but with the emergence of new technologies, the advice extended to newly married women and housewives began to change in the 1960s. The concept of being an ‘ideal wife’ became closely bound up with being a ‘modern wife’. This is best identified in the pages of women’s magazines, which came to replace the traditional manual as a source for guidance. The message, driven by the advertisers, was clear: a ‘good wife’ was not just beautifully presented, but also used all the latest ‘modern’ devices. Her home – especially the kitchen – was an extension of her appearance and reputation.

Admission is free and the opening hours are Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 14:00-17:00. Closed on the bank holidays weekend.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

iStreet Photography Exhibition Dublin

14-27 Aug

Sol Art Gallery, 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Street Photographers from Ireland and around the world as chosen by International Judges Rinzi Ruiz L.A. and Thomas Leuthard Switzerland will exhibit at Sol Art Gallery. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/513649645452211/

Felt Design Exhibition – Niki Collier

16 Aug – 30 Aug

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Dublin based felt designer Niki Collier is exhibiting her latest work in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. The exhibition is entitled ‘H’ (for hope).

Originally from Bulgaria, Niki Collier launched her felt design business in Dublin three years ago and now sells her capsule fashion collections in 10 outlets around the country. Using un-dyed wools from local breeds Niki creates handmade felt coats, hats, scarves and gloves as well as luxury lights and home accessories.

www.nikicollier.com/

Saturday 22 Aug

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 22 Aug

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/

Heritage Week

09:00, Sat 22 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

Heritage Week runs from Sat 22 – Sun 30 Aug and there are well over 300 events listed on www.heritageweek.ie. A very small selection are in this edition of the Dublin Event Guide, there are just tooo many to include them all. So my suggestion is that you go to the Heritate Week website and spend a few minutes going through the What’s On list. In the Dublin News section I mentioned a few highlights, maybe check them out as well.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 Aug

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

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 22 Aug

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 22 Aug

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 22 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Aug

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Aug

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 22 Aug

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

Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July and is now completed. The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture. The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Special Saturdays at Marsh’s Library – Free admission

10:00 – 12:00, Sat 22 Aug

Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

From 25 July until 29 August, Marsh’s Library is waiving their admission charges from 10:00-12:00 on Saturdays.

(After 12:00 kids still get in for free, and adults pay just EUR 3.)

Follow the new children’s trail through the ancient Marsh’s Library. There are 500 year-old squashed spider, big vats of ancient urine, the ghost of a long dead Archbishop and a headless Egyptian mummy. And you will find out what they have in common. The trail is accompanied by an illustrated comic, ‘Scary (and Hairy!) Tales from Marsh’s Library’.

And the library claims “We are the only library in the world which never tells children to ‘sssh’, and there is no such thing as a bored child at Marsh’s.”

www.marshlibrary.ie

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Belfry Tour + Bell Ringing Demo

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Aug

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

Part of St. Patrick Cathedral’s extensive Heritage Week Programme are Belfry Tours on Saturday 22 + 29 August at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.

Come and visit the Bell Ringing Room in the tower of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will give a brief history of the tower, followed by a demonstration on six bells.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Education Department on 01-4539472 (Places are limited to 15 per tour and participants must be over 12 years of age and be physically fit.)

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Heritage_Week_Tours.aspx

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 Aug

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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 22 Aug

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/

Children’s Event – Pond dipping

11:00, Sat 22 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Bring your kids to this event where they will explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and mini beasts living in and around the pond at the Botanic Gardens. The workshop is suitable for Age 8+.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 857 0909. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 22 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 22 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 24 Aug: Inspired by…Dutch Golden Age
+ 25 Aug: Inspired by…Impressionsim
+ 26 Aug: Inspired by…Renaissance
+ 27 Aug: Inspired by…Cubism
+ 28 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Open Air Pilates + Life Coaching

11:00, Sat 22 Aug

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Every Saturday at 11:00 until 29 August an Open Air Pilates class, followed by a Coaching session with a Life Coach takes place in Blanchardstown. Organised by Pace Pilates and supported by Fingal County Council. Find all details on the Facebook page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/682996365157044/

Outdoor Yoga Class – Stephen’s Green

11:00, Sat 22 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Every Saturday (until 28 August) the Yoga Hub will run an Outdoor Yoga Class in St. Stephen’s Green near the bandstand.

Each class is donation based and the money you donate (each and every Euro!) will go directly to a different charity every week.

No booking required. Bring your own matt or towel. (If it rains, the bandstand will be used.)

www.facebook.com/events/1570921946506107/

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Five times this year the “People’s Art 2015″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Aug

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 22 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

Father Browne – Exhibition Tour

12:00, Sat 22 Aug

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

The exhibition “Father Browne A Life through the Lens” is on show in dlr LexIcon, the Library and Cultural Centre in Dun Laoghaire, from 10 Aug – 17 Oct.

Fr Browne observed twentieth-century Ireland. His life as a Jesuit priest; his experience as a passenger on the first leg of the voyage of the Titanic in 1912; his service as a chaplain in the first World War and his later travels throughout Europe, Egypt, and Australia.

On Sat 22 Aug, 05+19 Sept and 02 Oct, a guided tour of the exhibition will take place. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.dlrevents.ie/lexicon.html

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Aug

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/

Military Guard Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 22 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Military Guard CeremonyThe National Monument

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 18 July to 22 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.

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

Nigerian Carnival Festival Finale

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 22 Aug

Axis Arts Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The Nigerian Carnival Festival takes place in the Axis Centre in Ballymun from Mon 17 – Sun 23 August. There were events every day and the final free event is a Grand Carnival Finale on the plaza in front of Axis in Ballymun.

nigeriancarnivalireland.net/event

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery (08 Aug – 01 Nov) is called “SECRET – Nothing To See Here” and explores Privacy, Surveillance and Espionage.

Once again it is a really interesting exhibition, that has some intriguing, fascinating and revealing exhibits. Be prepared to do a good bit of reading to understand the background of the exhibits OR get one of the well informed and extremely helpful mediators to explain the details to you.

I would say that SECRET is for a slightly older audience (maybe 16+), but there are plenty of things that younger children will get as well if you make the effort to explain it to them.

From an airport-style security conveyor belt that records what you have in your pocket; via a Wifi traffic eavesdropping device (Transparency Grenade); a secret handshake training device; books full of stolen passwords (you might find yours!?); a Crypto Bar where you can download cryptographic software, a privacy wall that hides your identity to an installation with notepads where the lines are microprinted lists of Iraqi civilian victims of the Iraq war, you will find lots of interesting secrets.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00, so there are no excuses! ;-) Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/secret/

Wooly Ward’s Farm – Feed, Pet & Groom animals

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 22 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Wooly Ward’s Farm will come to the weekly Marlay Park County Council Market on Sat+Sun 22/23 August.

Kids of all ages (until at least 99 years of age!) love holding and petting cute animals and Wooly Ward’s has lots of them. Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rabbits, Chicken a Llama and more are available to be held and admired.

Admission is free.

www.dlrevents.ie/wooly.html

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 22 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, Sat 22 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 every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Biodiversity Monitoring Talks

14:00, Sat 22 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

More Biodiversity Monitoring Talks will take place in August on four Sundays (09+16+23+30 August) and one Saturday (22 Aug) in the Arkle Room of Farmleigh House.

This extra Saturday talk is entitled: “Our Polinators of Ireland and Farmleigh”

As many species of pollinators (bees, wasps, etc) continue to decline around the world, the need to monitor them has increased. The pollinators now rely on us to provide them with a healthy habitat and in turn provide us with food and beauty. By learning a few simple steps to help provide a healthy environment, these species can then continue to provide us with useful functions such as pollination.

The talks will cover various interesting aspects of Biodiversity Monitoring in Ireland including species identification, how to set up a monitoring transect & how to increase pollen and nectar sources in you garden.

The event will start with a 25 minute Biodiversity presentation in the Arkle room followed by a 25 minute outdoor exploration to view some species on Farmleigh grounds. (Weather Permitting).

Admission is free and will be distributed on a first come first served basis at the guides reception desk of Farmleigh. For further information contact farmleightours@gmail.com or call 01 815 5914.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34474,en.html

Summer Cinema for Kids

14:00, Sat 22 Aug

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Pearse Street Library will be showing a popular animated film for children. Booking is not necessary. Admission is free. For further information contact 01-6744888.

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

Artefact Detective – Museum for Kids

14:30 – 16:30, Sat 22 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

This is a Drop-in activity for Ages 6+.

Think like an archaeologist for an afternoon and try to solve the puzzle of some mystery objects during this drop-in session. Located next to the Treasury exhibition, ground floor.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4715

Modern Wife, Modern Life – Curator’s Tour

15:00, Sat 22 Aug

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

The great “Modern Wife, Modern Life” exhibition that explores the “ideal wife” of the 1960s as seen through the pages of women’s magazines is coming to an end and on its last day there is another curator tour in the National Print Museum.

Join Dr Ciara Meehan on a tour through the exhibition.

Admission is freem but booking is required via 01-6603770.

www.modernwifemodernlifeexhibition.com/

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

16:30, Sat 22 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Take a guided Heritage Week tour of this historic building at the heart of medieval Dublin. View the hidden Portlester Chapel, a medieval laneway and the effigial cenotaph of Lord Portlester and his wife.

The free tour will take place every day from Saturday 22 Aug – Sun 30 Aug at 16:30.

libertiesdublin.ie/guided-tour-st-audoens-church-22nd-30th-august/

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Heritage Talks

19:30, Sat 22 Aug

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

During Heritage Week St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to six Heritage Talks. Admission is free and the talks take place in the Lady Chapel.

The topics are:
+ Sat 22 Aug: Katherine Jones – A Woman of “Uncommon Genius and Knowledge”
+ Mon 24 Aug: The Life and Career of Archbishop Richard Whately
+ Tue 25 Aug: The Fabric of Dublin City: A history of cloth production in the Liberties
+ Wed 26 Aug: The Monuments of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
+ Thu 27 Aug: Portraits in the Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
+ Fri 28 Aug: Firmness of Rock – Saint Patrick and his Cathedral

More details about the topics can be found on the website below.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Heritage_week_Talks.aspx

Ukulele Hooley by the Sea – Open Mic

19:30, Sat 22 Aug

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The sixth “Ukulele Hooley by the Sea” will take place this weekend in Dun Laoghaire. Many of us (me included) have a Ukulele at home, but they don’t use it often enough. Now you have a chance to get some inspiration or just enjoy listening to this quirky instrument.

The main public event with Ukulele gigs from 12:00-18:30 will be on Sunday in People’s Park. Admission is free and the full line-up is here.

But already on Saturday evening an outdoors Ukulele Hooley Open Mic event will take place at the Pavilion Quarter in Dun Laoghaire near the seafront (actually near the entrance to the Harbour Car Park). It starts at 19:30 and you can either just listen or bring your Ukulele group and play in front of a supportive audience. Admission is free for this event too.

Find details about the workshops (not free) and the two free main events on the website below.

www.ukulelehooley.com

Bionic Rats – Gig

20:00, Sat 22 Aug

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

The Bionic Rats will play their Reggae / Ska / Rocksteady at a gig in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-bionic-rats-event1

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 22 Aug

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

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle – Comedy

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 22 Aug

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2

Robert Coyle is performing his new show “Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle” in Accents Cafe.

Doors open at 20:00, the show starts at 20:30 and finishes at 22:00.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/956294694421500/

Small Talk Summer Party – Grand Social

20:30, Sat 22 Aug

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

The Grand Social is having a Small Talk Summer Party with

+ Live Music by “God Hates Disco” & “Everything Shook” from 21:00-23:00
+ Small Talk Resident DJs Sam Wallace. Colm Brophy. Cloe Travers (Disco, Electronic, Reggae) from 23:00-03:00

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/small-talk-summer-party/

Jazz at Flanagan’s

21:00, Sat 22 Aug

Flanagan’s Piano Bar (Basement), 61 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Flanagan’s have opened a new live music venue and it is a piano bar that will have live jazz every Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday Liza Nelson (vocals) and Emmet O’Connor (piano) will perform.

Admission is free.

www.flanagansdublin.com/

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 22 Aug

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green

Jazz on the Green is now provided every Saturday in the bar of the Fitzwilliam Hotel. Admission is free.

This week Linzi McKeon (vocals) and Shane Smith (piano) will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 22 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/live_music.html

The Solely Blues Club – Gig

21:00, Sat 22 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free if you mention the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”.

www.facebook.com/events/1618825821713007/

The Dublin City Rounders – Gig

23:55, Sat 22 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin City Rounders will play a gig in Sweeney’s. Roots, Americana, Rockabilly, Western Swing and Folk are their genres. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublincityrounders

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Dublin City Triathlon

08:00, Sun 23 Aug

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Nearly 1000 participants will take part in the Dublin City Triathlon this year. It will take place on Sunday in the Phoenix Park Area. After a swim in the Liffey of 1.5 km, the athletes will complete a 40km bike ride, followed by a 10km run. (For “Super Sprint” distance athletes the distances are 500m swim, 16km bike, 4km run.)

The first wave of swimmers will start at 08:15. The swim is in the Liffey at Island bridge and both cycle and run will be in Phoenix Park. There is no other entertainment for spectators, but the great thing about this Triathlon is that the Olympic Distance athletes will do 5 rounds on the 8km cycling course and 3 Laps of the running course, so you see them passing by a good few times.

All race information including maps is on the website below.

If you are are a Dublin Event Guide reader for some time, you probably know that the long runs (Marathon, Half-Marathon, etc) and Triathlons are not free for participants, but they are included here, because specators that cheer on the participants are always appreciated. And watching is free.

Large parts of Phoenix Park and Islandbridge Gate, Chaplizod Gate and Knockmaroon Gate into Phoenix Park will be closed for traffic from approx. 07:00/08:00 until 15:00/16:00. Avoid the area if you just want to drive through.

www.dublincitytriathlon.com/

Heritage Week

09:00, Sun 23 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

Heritage Week runs from Sat 22 – Sun 30 Aug and there are well over 300 events listed on www.heritageweek.ie. A very small selection are in this edition of the Dublin Event Guide, there are just tooo many to include them all. So my suggestion is that you go to the Heritate Week website and spend a few minutes going through the What’s On list. In the Dublin News section I mentioned a few highlights, maybe check them out as well.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Aug

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

Fitminds – Training with a difference

10:00 – 11:00, Sun 23 Aug

Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Working towards – a fit mind. Fitminds is a new regular Sunday workshop which brings together the benefits of fitness & Mindfulness training. Move your body first, then meditate… and see how your mind likes it.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome (max EUR 10).

There will be interval training (walk, job, sprint) with varying intensity to accommodate all levels of fitness, followed by meditation. The event is hosted by Backtobasics who are a team of health professionals, personal trainers and wellness practitioners.

Fitminds takes place in the Gym on the Old Hampstead Hospital Grounds on Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, just off Ballymun Road and adjacent to Albert College Park. For questions, ring Peter on 086 217 9917 .

www.facebook.com/events/1591693224415919/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Aug

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, Sun 23 Aug

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 23 Aug

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/

Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July and is now completed. The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture. The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Aug

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/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 23 Aug

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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Five times this year the “People’s Art 2015″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 23 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 23 Aug

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/

Guided Summer Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 23 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Garden wants to share the beauty of the gardens with you and invite you for a free guided tour viewing the Herbaceous Borders, Annual Bedding displays, the Rose Garden and more. Every Sunday at 12:00 and at 14:30. (Duration: 1hr)

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Printfest Family Fun Day – National Print Museum

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Aug

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

At the Printfest Family Fun Day at the National Print Museum, discover the life of a young apprentice working in the traditional print industry and enjoy an afternoon of printing activities suitable for all the family. The man who invented printing, Mr Johannes Gutenberg, might also make an appearance.

Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery (08 Aug – 01 Nov) is called “SECRET – Nothing To See Here” and explores Privacy, Surveillance and Espionage.

Once again it is a really interesting exhibition, that has some intriguing, fascinating and revealing exhibits. Be prepared to do a good bit of reading to understand the background of the exhibits OR get one of the well informed and extremely helpful mediators to explain the details to you.

I would say that SECRET is for a slightly older audience (maybe 16+), but there are plenty of things that younger children will get as well if you make the effort to explain it to them.

From an airport-style security conveyor belt that records what you have in your pocket; via a Wifi traffic eavesdropping device (Transparency Grenade); a secret handshake training device; books full of stolen passwords (you might find yours!?); a Crypto Bar where you can download cryptographic software, a privacy wall that hides your identity to an installation with notepads where the lines are microprinted lists of Iraqi civilian victims of the Iraq war, you will find lots of interesting secrets.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00, so there are no excuses! ;-) Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/secret/

Sketch Crawl – IMMA

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 23 Aug

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

If you are between 18 and 25 years of age and like sketching, this is for you:

Join illustrative designer Steve Simpson for sketch-crawl fun around the grounds of IMMA exploring the inspirational architecture and gardens. Bring your sketchbook!

Steve Simpson’s innovative approach to graphic design, typography and illustration is built on fresh thinking, traditional skills and fun.

Admission is free, but only 18-25 year olds are admitted. Booking is required and the website below provides the link.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237038.htm

Ukulele Hooley by the Sea – Main Gig

12:00 – 18:30, Sun 23 Aug

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The sixth “Ukulele Hooley by the Sea” will take place this weekend in Dun Laoghaire. Many of us (me included) have a Ukulele at home, but they don’t use it often enough. Now you have a chance to get some inspiration or just enjoy a day out in Dun Laoghaire’s “renovated” People’s Park.

The main public event, a concert with a whole range Ukulele gigs from 12:00-18:30 will be on Sunday. There will be a stage in the People’s Park and for 7 hours you will hear great Ukulele music from international performers.

At 15:00 there will also be a Children’s and Beginners Lesson in People’s Park. The lesson will be given be SHeilagh Fox and participation is free. No booking required.

Admission is free and the full line-up is here.

Find details about non-free workshops on Saturday and all the free events on the website below.

www.ukulelehooley.com

Wooly Ward’s Farm – Feed, Pet & Groom animals

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 23 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Wooly Ward’s Farm will come to the weekly Marlay Park County Council Market on Sat+Sun 22/23 August.

Kids of all ages (until at least 99 years of age!) love holding and petting cute animals and Wooly Ward’s has lots of them. Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rabbits, Chicken a Llama and more are available to be held and admired.

Admission is free.

www.dlrevents.ie/wooly.html

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 19:00, Sun 23 Aug

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is back with vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art records and bric-a-brac. There will DJs as well.

Admission is free and it will take place in the car park behind the Bernard Shaw Pub.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/the-bernard-shaw-flea-1/

Arklow Shipping Band – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Arklow Shipping Band will perform in the Bandstand of Farmleigh House on Sunday. Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34470,en.html

Biodiversity Monitoring Talks

14:00, Sun 23 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

More Biodiversity Monitoring Talks will take place in August on four Sundays (09+16+23+30 August) and one Saturday (22 Aug) in the Arkle Room of Farmleigh House.

This week’s talk is entitled: “Butterflies of Ireland and Farmleigh”

As many species of pollinators (bees, wasps, etc) continue to decline around the world, the need to monitor them has increased. The pollinators now rely on us to provide them with a healthy habitat and in turn provide us with food and beauty. By learning a few simple steps to help provide a healthy environment, these species can then continue to provide us with useful functions such as pollination.

The talks will cover various interesting aspects of Biodiversity Monitoring in Ireland including species identification, how to set up a monitoring transect & how to increase pollen and nectar sources in you garden.

The event will start with a 25 minute Biodiversity presentation in the Arkle room followed by a 25 minute outdoor exploration to view some species on Farmleigh grounds. (Weather Permitting).

Admission is free and will be distributed on a first come first served basis at the guides reception desk of Farmleigh. For further information contact farmleightours@gmail.com or call 01 815 5914.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34474,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 23 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Aug

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

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 23 Aug

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Music in the Gardens – Trad with Mick O’Brien

14:30, Sun 23 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Traditional Irish Music with Mick O’Brien and family will be performed in the Gallery of the Visitor Centre as part of Heritage Week.

“Explore your heritage with this family of multi instrumentalists as they play the uilleann pipes, banjo, low whistle, violin and more in a rousing repertoire of traditional Irish music. Mick will also share stories on the history of traditional Irish music and instruments.”

Admission is free,

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Aug

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Summer Sunday Pipers’ Session

15:00, Sun 23 Aug

Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin

An afternoon of traditional music, celebrating the Uilleann Pipes, will take place in the Seamus Ennis Centre.

Admission is free and all musicians and listeners are welcome.

www.tseac.ie/events/e/1725

Trees are our Heritage – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 23 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Discover some of the amazing native and non-native trees growing in the Gardens and find out interesting facts about trees (from biodiversity to folklore to economic). The walk will be suitable for the whole family.

Admission is free. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Woodturner Emmet Kane – Tour

15:00, Sun 23 Aug

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

Tour the exhibition “A Journey: Twenty Seven Years of the work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane” with the maker Emmet Kane and hear how he makes and what inspires his practice.

Admission is free and no booking required. Places are allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for adults and young people from 12+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4717

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim

16:30, Sun 23 Aug

East Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The 85th Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim takes place this Sunday. The Men’s race starts at 16:30 and the Women’s race starts at 17:30. The route is very audience friendly.

Start and finish is at the RNLI slip way directly next to the East Pier and the course will then go the East Pier Lighthouse and then back. The complete swim distance is 2200m.

Your support for the swimmers is appreciated (and required).

dlharbour.ie/the-85th-annual-dun-laoghaire-harbour-swim-sun-23rd-august-2015/

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

16:30, Sun 23 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Take a guided Heritage Week tour of this historic building at the heart of medieval Dublin. View the hidden Portlester Chapel, a medieval laneway and the effigial cenotaph of Lord Portlester and his wife.

The free tour will take place every day from Saturday 22 Aug – Sun 30 Aug at 16:30.

libertiesdublin.ie/guided-tour-st-audoens-church-22nd-30th-august/

Cafe Session – Trad, Folk and Roots Jam

17:00, Sun 23 Aug

The Hot Spot Music Club, Beach House, Cliff Rd, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

The Sunday Jam/Cafe Session in the Hot Spot Music Club this week is a session foir trad musicians, acoustic instrument enthusiasts and folk & roots players. Everybody is invited and if you are a musician, you are welcome to join in.

Admission is free,

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 23 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Accused – Gig

20:00, Sun 23 Aug

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

“The Accused” are playing Laid Back Blues and RnB in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

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

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 23 Aug

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

The Dublin City Rounders – Gig

20:30, Sun 23 Aug

Madigan’s, 25 North Earl Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin City Rounder will bring their mix of Rockabilly, WEstern Swing, Roots, Amerciana and Folk to Madigan’s. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublincityrounders

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 23 Aug

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 23 Aug

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 23 Aug

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 23 Aug

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 Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 23 Aug

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-32/

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Heritage Week

09:00, Mon 24 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

Heritage Week runs from Sat 22 – Sun 30 Aug and there are well over 300 events listed on www.heritageweek.ie. A very small selection are in this edition of the Dublin Event Guide, there are just tooo many to include them all. So my suggestion is that you go to the Heritate Week website and spend a few minutes going through the What’s On list. In the Dublin News section I mentioned a few highlights, maybe check them out as well.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/

Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Mon 24 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July and is now completed. The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture. The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Mon 24 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 22 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 24 Aug: Inspired by…Dutch Golden Age
+ 25 Aug: Inspired by…Impressionsim
+ 26 Aug: Inspired by…Renaissance
+ 27 Aug: Inspired by…Cubism
+ 28 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Discover Ireland’s Industrial Printing Heritage – Tour

11:30 – 15:30, Mon 24 Aug

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

During Heritage Week, the National Print Museum will run a free daily interactive guided tour. The 11:30 tour is suitable for adults with special demonstrations of the collection and the 14:30 tour is activity based and suitable for families.

The tours run from Mon-Fri at 11:30 and 14:30. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6603770

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 24 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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

12:00, Mon 24 Aug

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

Heritage Week comes with lots of free events and this one does normally cost money, but is free during Heritage Week only.

Every day from Monday until Saturday at 12:00 a free guided tour will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. When you come to the till you have to mention that you are here for the free Heritage Week Tour to get in without a charge.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=42

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 24 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/

Heritage Talk in the Central Library: Dining in Georgian Dublin

13:00, Mon 24 Aug

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

“Taste in High Life: Dining in the Dublin townhouse. Focusing on fine dining in Georgian Dublin” is a talk by Dr. Alison Fitzgerald of NUIM. She will consider the range of goods from porcelain to silverware needed to make ‘the grand figure’ during a period associated with unprecedented levels of choice in the market for luxury goods.

Admission is free. Booking is recommended via 01-873 4333

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 24 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

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Lunchtime Recital & Organ Recital

13:15, Mon 24 Aug

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

Every day from Monday to Friday during Heritage Week, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to a free Lunchtime Recital “Music for Lunch” (13:15-14:00) and a free Organ Recital (18:15-19:00).

The Organ Recital is preceeded (17:30-18:15) by a sung evening service in the Cathedral, which is – not surprisingly – free as well.

The full programme for the Lunchtime Recital and Organ Recital is here www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Music_in_Heritage_Week.aspx

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Heritage-Week.aspx

Sundance Trio from Utah – St. Ann’s Church

13:15, Mon 24 Aug

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Sundance Trio from Utah, USA featuring Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe, Christian Smith, bassoon, Jed Moss, piano will perform a Lunchtime Recital. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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

Dublin City and the Wide Street Commissioners – Guided Tour

14:30, Mon 24 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Dublin City and the Wide Street Commissioners” is a guided tour with Dr. John Montague and Dr. Charles Duggan. It will focus on the work of the Wide Street Commissioners in shaping the buildings and streets of Dublin City.

The event is organised by Dublin City Library & Archives in conjunction with DCC Heritage Office and DCC Community Section.

Admission is free, but spaces are limited and booking is required via 01 6744806. Meet at the Main Entrance to Dublin City Hall.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-community-community-and-social-development-service/lets-walk-and-talk

Ireland’s Letterpress Printing Heritage

14:30, Mon 24 Aug

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun

At this Heritage Week event, Gretta Halpin (Education Officer at the National Print Museum) talks about Letterpress Printing Heritage.

Gretta will give an introduction to the National Print Museum: how their work involves preserving Ireland’s Letterpress Printing Heritage for further generations. This will be followed by an interactive demonstration of letterpress printing using the museum’s Outreach Pop-up Print Shop.

Admission is free,

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/ireland%E2%80%99s-letterpress

Drawing Workshop for adults – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Mon 24 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drawing workshop for adults will take place. Admission is free and places (25) will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All materials are provided and the workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers.

This week themes are:
+ Mon 24 Aug: Colour
+ Wed 26 Aug: Portraits
+ Fri 28 Aug: Movement

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

16:30, Mon 24 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Take a guided Heritage Week tour of this historic building at the heart of medieval Dublin. View the hidden Portlester Chapel, a medieval laneway and the effigial cenotaph of Lord Portlester and his wife.

The free tour will take place every day from Saturday 22 Aug – Sun 30 Aug at 16:30.

libertiesdublin.ie/guided-tour-st-audoens-church-22nd-30th-august/

Fountains of Dublin – Talk

18:30, Mon 24 Aug

Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6w

As part of Heritage Week, Local Historian and Author Gary Branigan will talk about the Fountains of Dublin.

Fountains are symbols of life, renewal, wealth and purity. Our capital city possesses a wealth of such public monuments. Gary will talk about the most famous, infamous and lesser known fountains of Dublin.

Admission is free, but booking is advised via 01-4907035

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

From Garden of Remembrance to Phibsboro – Talk

18:30, Mon 24 Aug

Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, Off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

As part of Heritage Week 2015 local historian Peter Clarke who will give an illustrated talk entitled “Walking Through History: from Garden of Remembrance to urban village of Phibsboro”.

It explores the history of the area from the 18th century to the present. Peter’s talk will take you on a journey from the Garden of Remembrances at Parnell Square, through the City Basin, on to the old Royal Canal branch line at Broadstone, ending at the urban village of Phibsborough.

Admission is free. But booking is required via 01 8304341

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/walking-through-history-0

General John Maxwell and the 1916 Rising – Talk

18:30, Mon 24 Aug

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“General John Maxwell and the 1916 Rising” is the title of this call by historian Ronan Stewart.

General John Maxwell arrived in Ireland on Friday 28 April 1916 as “military governor” with “plenary powers” under Martial law. Ronan Stewart will talk about General John Maxwell’s career and his fateful role in the execution of the 1916 Rising leaders.

Admission is free but booking is recommended via 01 4973539

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/general-john-maxwell-and

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 24 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

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 24 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bad hosts “Al Porter’s Comedy Shed”. Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 24 Aug

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 24 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

Pete Cummins – Gig

21:00, Mon 24 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins, Grammy award winning songwriter will play songs from his album “Crooked Highways”. Every Monday he and his band will be in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 24 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 & Jimmy Smith – Gig

21:30, Mon 24 Aug

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

Donal Kirk & Jimmy Smith (vocal and guitar) will perform music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, RyCooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/760-donal-kirk-and-jimmy-smyth-2.html?month=8&year=2015

Tuesday 25 Aug

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Laughter Yoga

10:00 – 11:00, Tue 25 Aug

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

A Laughter Yoga sessions in Bushy Park in Terenure with Aoife Nelson will take place from 10:00-11:00 on 25 August, and 01+08+29 September. Meeting point is beside the childrens playground.

Everyone is welcome and no previous laughter yoga experience is necessary. Bring some water and a mat or towel. And you can also bring your friends.

Participation is free. You can reach Aoife 0857664604 or on info@aoifenelson.com

Sand Sculptures – Dublin Castle

10:00 – 18:00, Tue 25 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Scultpures exhibition will be in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle again.

“Emotional States” is the theme this year and the carving started on 27 July and is now completed. The artists are from Fleeting Sculpture. The exhibition will run until 25 August and admission is free.

People ask usually how the sand withstands the rain and want to know if something is mixed in, but it is just normal sand with no added stuff. Once the carving is finished the “skin” will be sprayed with something to make it a little harder, but the holding together of the sculpture is purely down to the compacting of the sand.

Thomas & James’ Street Water Heritage Trail – Tour

10:30 – 12:00, Tue 25 Aug

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Did you know that the Liberties were once a highly industrialised area because St Thomas Abbey had rerouted streams of water in medieval times and thes water streams attracted industry to the area? An interesting story! Find out more from Dublin City Conservation Officer Nicki Matthews, who will tell you all about the Waterways and the Liberties during this tour.

Admission is free for thei Heritage Week event, but you need to book your free place here.

www.pivotdublin.com/event/thomas-james-street-water-heritage-trail/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 25 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 Tuesdays now as well. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Tue 25 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 22 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 24 Aug: Inspired by…Dutch Golden Age
+ 25 Aug: Inspired by…Impressionsim
+ 26 Aug: Inspired by…Renaissance
+ 27 Aug: Inspired by…Cubism
+ 28 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Let’s Walk & Talk: Fairview – Marino

11:00 – 12:30, Tue 25 Aug

Bram’s Cafe, St Aidan’s Park Road, Marino

This is a Let’s Walk & Talk event with Pat Liddy and it will bring you on a tour of Fairview including Marino Crescent, birthplace of Bram Stoker, author of Gothic masterpiece Dracula.

Admission is free and no booking required. Meet at Bram’s Cafe.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-community-community-and-social-development-service/lets-walk-and-talk

Start your Family History – Advise

11:00 – 16:00, Tue 25 Aug

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

If you are interested in Starting your own Family History, you will get great advise on Tuesday at this event.

There will be demonstrations on how to access millions of family history records on findmypast.ie, help and advice from Eneclann’s team of genealogists and hourly lectures on Irish Family History topics. The schedule is

12:00 Brian Donovan with Discover your family history with Findmypast
13:00 Mary McKee with Explore the lives of your Great Famine ancestors
14:00 Brian Donovan with Tracing your Decade of Centenaries ancestors
15:00 Fiona Fitzsimons with The basics of sound genealogy and research
17:00 Event with Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, to accept the donation of Jewish-Irish ancestry records compiled by Stuart Rosenblatt.

All events are free and booking is not essential.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/start-your-family-history

Teddy Bears Picnic – Cabinteely Park

11:00 – 12:30, Tue 25 Aug

Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18

For this mid-week Teddy Bears Picnic, bring along your favourite teddy and join the activitiy leaders from the Children’s Nature Charity OWLS on a stroll through the woods before sitting down for a picnic and a story.

Admission is free, but booking is required via Andrew Fleming (OWLS) on 087 3299936. Meet in the main car park of Cabinteely Park.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/biodiversity-events

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 25 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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

12:00, Tue 25 Aug

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

Heritage Week comes with lots of free events and this one does normally cost money, but is free during Heritage Week only.

Every day from Monday until Saturday at 12:00 a free guided tour will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. When you come to the till you have to mention that you are here for the free Heritage Week Tour to get in without a charge.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=42

Genealogy at Lunchtime – Talks

13:00, Tue 25 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In August and September a series of talks introducing a broad range of topics in Irish family history will take place in the National Library every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00-14:00. Booking is not required and admission is free.

The topic is “It’s off to work we go: Mapping Ireland’s Industrial past” with speaker Rob Goodbody

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Lunchtime Recital & Organ Recital

13:15, Tue 25 Aug

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

Every day from Monday to Friday during Heritage Week, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to a free Lunchtime Recital “Music for Lunch” (13:15-14:00) and a free Organ Recital (18:15-19:00).

The Organ Recital is preceeded (17:30-18:15) by a sung evening service in the Cathedral, which is – not surprisingly – free as well.

The full programme for the Lunchtime Recital and Organ Recital is here www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Music_in_Heritage_Week.aspx

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Heritage-Week.aspx

Stories from the Great War

18:30, Tue 25 Aug

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

As part of Heritage Week 2015, Dr. Mary Clark (City Archivist) talks about the experiences of Irish people in the Great War, with particular reference to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Archive and the Monica Roberts Collection.

Admission is free. Booking is advised via 01-4973593

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/stories-great-war-0

The Butterfly Shell – Maureen White – Book Launch

18:30, Tue 25 Aug

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The young adult novel “The Butterfly Shell” by playwright and dramaturg Maureen White will be launched in the Gutter Bookshop. Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Talk

18:30, Tue 25 Aug

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

At the next Rick O’Shea Book Club Evening, Rick O’Shea and playwright Simon Stephens discuss Mark Haddon’s popular book “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” which will be performed (adapted into a play) in the Grand Canal Theatre/Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 06-10 Ocober.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

WB Yeats: a revealing perspective on James Joyce – Talk

18:30, Tue 25 Aug

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Poet WB Yeats supported the younger writer James Joyce whom he admired greatly. He recognised Joyce’s genius and when he set up The Irish Academy of Letters, he invited Joyce to join.

As part of Heritage Week, historian and biographer Anthony Jordan will talk about their relationship.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6689575

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/wb-yeats-revealing

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 25 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

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 25 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

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 25 Aug

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 25 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 25 Aug

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 25 Aug

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Sober Lane Qub Quiz

21:00, Tue 25 Aug

Sober Lane D4, 82 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4

Every week there is a free pub quiz in Sober Lane, the new-ish pub (1 year old) in Irishtown. There are lots of other weekly events happening there too, check them out here.

www.soberlane.com/

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 25 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 25 Aug

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 25 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/

Wednesday 26 Aug

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Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 26 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 (05, 12, 19, 26 Aug).

ruared.ie/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Wed 26 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 22 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 24 Aug: Inspired by…Dutch Golden Age
+ 25 Aug: Inspired by…Impressionsim
+ 26 Aug: Inspired by…Renaissance
+ 27 Aug: Inspired by…Cubism
+ 28 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Walking Tour – People’s Gardens in Phoenix Park

11:00, Wed 26 Aug

People’s Flower Gardens, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A free walking tour of the People’s Garden takes place. The People’s Garden is the Flower Garden immediately on the right when you come into Phoenix Park on Chesterfield Avenue from the Heuston Station end.

Meeting point is at the garden. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,34908,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 26 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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

12:00, Wed 26 Aug

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

Heritage Week comes with lots of free events and this one does normally cost money, but is free during Heritage Week only.

Every day from Monday until Saturday at 12:00 a free guided tour will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. When you come to the till you have to mention that you are here for the free Heritage Week Tour to get in without a charge.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=42

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 26 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/

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Lunchtime Recital & Organ Recital

13:15, Wed 26 Aug

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

Every day from Monday to Friday during Heritage Week, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to a free Lunchtime Recital “Music for Lunch” (13:15-14:00) and a free Organ Recital (18:15-19:00).

The Organ Recital is preceeded (17:30-18:15) by a sung evening service in the Cathedral, which is – not surprisingly – free as well.

The full programme for the Lunchtime Recital and Organ Recital is here www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Music_in_Heritage_Week.aspx

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Heritage-Week.aspx

Artefact Detective – Museum for Kids

14:30 – 16:30, Wed 26 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

This is a Drop-in activity for Ages 6+.

Think like an archaeologist for an afternoon and try to solve the puzzle of some mystery objects during this drop-in session. Located next to the Treasury exhibition, ground floor.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4718

Drawing Workshop for adults – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Wed 26 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drawing workshop for adults will take place. Admission is free and places (25) will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All materials are provided and the workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers.

This week themes are:
+ Mon 24 Aug: Colour
+ Wed 26 Aug: Portraits
+ Fri 28 Aug: Movement

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 26 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 and has now been extended until 16 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.

www.facebook.com/LoveTempleBar

William Spence – A Victorian Engineer – Talk

15:00 – 17:00, Wed 26 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

“William Spence – A Victorian Engineer in the Right Place at the Right Time” is a talk by historian Cathy Scuffil.

She will talk about the fascinating story of one of Victorian Dublin’s biggest industrialists – an engineer and philanthropist who helped to shape The Liberties in its 19th century heyday.

The Cork Street Foundry and Engineering Works of William Spence and Son was established in Dublin in 1856 and continued trading over two generations of the Spence family until 1930. Among its achievements were the church bells in some of the city’s best-known churches, the famous telescope at Birr Castle and The Liberties own mini-railway, which transported goods and men across the sprawling St James Gate Brewery.

Admission to this talk is free, but booking is required here.

libertiesdublin.ie/whats-on-this-heritage-week-in-the-liberties-22nd-to-30th-august/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 26 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

Artist Screen Series: Hanna Husberg “The Free Sea”

18:00, Wed 26 Aug

Talbot Gallery and Studios, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1

As part of Artist Screen Series Finnish Artist and HIAP Residency recipient Hanna Husberg will present ‘The Free Sea’, a film by Hanna and Laura McLean. Hanna will also discuss her recent work and practice, followed by a short questions and answers session.

‘The Free Sea’ explores the Maldives as a state constituted and unbound by the cultural, political, economic, and material flows of late capitalism and anthropogenic climate change.

Find more details about the film and book your free ticket here.

www.templebargallery.com/

Student Start Up Talks

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 26 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Student Startups is an initiative to introduce students to startups and experienced business leaders will talk about Design & Growth at this first meeting in the Science Gallery. The event is specifically targetted at students, but doesn’t exclude anybody else. Admission is free, but you have to register here.

The list of speakers is:
+ Paul Adams – VP of Product @ Intercom
+ Donal Cahalane – VP Growth & Marketing @ Teamwork
+ Brian Caulfield – Partner @ Draper Esprit
+ Jules Coleman – CPO and Co-founder @ Hassle.com
+ Mark Little – Former CEO of Storyful

Find more details about the speakers and the porgramme on the website below.

www.studentsstartup.com/evening-event/

Bird & Butterfly Walk

18:30, Wed 26 Aug

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Bird and Butterfly Walk, lead by Birdwatch Ireland.

Admission is free and meeting point is the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,35006,en.html

Law and Order in Dublin 1916 – Talk

18:30, Wed 26 Aug

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

As part of Heritage Week 2015, Walkinstown Library is inviting to the talk “Law and Order in Dublin 1916″ with Sgt Paul Maher. He provides a revealing insight to policing issues in Dublin in the context of 1916 Rising.

Admission is free, booking is advised via 01-4558159

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/law-and-order-dublin-1916

Working Life in Finglas: Stories and Memories – Talk

18:30, Wed 26 Aug

Finglas Library, Finglas Viallage Centre, Jamestowm Road, Finglas

During Heritage Week 2015, the talk “Working Life in Finglas; Shared Stories and Memories” will look at Finglas’s industrial past.

The industrial past includes Merville/Premier Dairies and Gateaux. Come along and share memories and stories of working in Finglas in times gone by. If you have old photos or records, feel free to bring them along. Tony Smullen of Finglas Historical Society is hosting this event.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01 8344906.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/working-life-finglas

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 26 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night every Wednesday. Arrive, sign up and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

St Columba’s Pop Up Art Exhibition

19:30, Wed 26 Aug

Old Borough National School, Chruch Road, Swords, Co. Dublin

To celebrate Heritage Week, and in aid of Saint Columba’s Church Restoration Fund, you’re invited to a Pop Up Art Exhibition. Featuring local Fingal artists & a children’s art exhibition with free entry.

The opening is on 26 August at 19:30 and the exhibition runs from 27 – 29 August 2015.

Free heritage tours of Saint Columba’s Church and towers will be held on Sat 29 August at 14:00 and 15:00. Find more details here
www.helpusmakehistory.org/art2015/

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 26 Aug

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 26 Aug

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 26 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)

20:30, Wed 26 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 26 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 26 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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 26 Aug

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 26 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).

Thursday 27 Aug

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Archaeological Discoveries on James Street and Thomas Street – Tour

11:00 – 12:30, Thu 27 Aug

James Street, Dublin 8

James’s Street and Thomas Street form part of the ancient western road into Dublin, 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 brought to light 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.

Archaeologist Antoine Giacometti takes you along the route to tell you about some of the treasures uncovered in the 2014 dig.

Book your free ticket here. Meet at the Obelisk Foutnain on James Street.

libertiesdublin.ie/whats-on-this-heritage-week-in-the-liberties-22nd-to-30th-august/

Art Al Fresco – IMMA

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 27 Aug

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

“Art Al Fresco” is a morning ramble around Museum of Modern Art’s beautiful Formal Garden. With a focus on the interrelationship of nature, architecture and art you will be exploring the Garden’s sculptures and you can do some outdoor art-making.

Admission is free and no booking is required. Meeting point is at IMMA’s main reception at 11:00.

www.imma.ie/en/page_237021.htm

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Thu 27 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 22 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 24 Aug: Inspired by…Dutch Golden Age
+ 25 Aug: Inspired by…Impressionsim
+ 26 Aug: Inspired by…Renaissance
+ 27 Aug: Inspired by…Cubism
+ 28 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 27 Aug

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

Discover Ireland’s Industrial Printing Heritage – Tour

11:30 – 15:30, Thu 27 Aug

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

During Heritage Week, the National Print Museum will run a free daily interactive guided tour. The 11:30 tour is suitable for adults with special demonstrations of the collection and the 14:30 tour is activity based and suitable for families.

The tours run from Mon-Fri at 11:30 and 14:30. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6603770

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 27 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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

12:00, Thu 27 Aug

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

Heritage Week comes with lots of free events and this one does normally cost money, but is free during Heritage Week only.

Every day from Monday until Saturday at 12:00 a free guided tour will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. When you come to the till you have to mention that you are here for the free Heritage Week Tour to get in without a charge.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=42

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 27 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

Architectural Heritage of Dublin North City – Talk

13:00, Thu 27 Aug

Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1

As part of Heritage Week William Cumming will talk about “An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of Dublin North City”.

From a small town of less than 10,000 inhabitants, Dublin expanded hugely from 1610, date of the first map of the city, to 1800 by when it was the sixth largest city in Europe. This talk will focus on the north side of the city, where much of the development took place on the former lands of St Mary’s Abbey.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01-874 9619

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

Birds of Dublin Bay Biosphere – Talk

13:00, Thu 27 Aug

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

“Birds of Dublin Bay Biosphere” is a talk by Richard Nairn (writer and ecologist).

The talk will focus on the bird life to be seen in all parts of Dublin Bay throughout the year, from Brent Geese and waders, like Oystercatchers, in winter to the breeding terns in summer. The talk discusses the ecology of these birds, their migration and the conservation measures needed to ensure that Dublin Bay remains of international importance for birds.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01 6744888

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

Genealogy at Lunchtime – Talks

13:00, Thu 27 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In August and September a series of talks introducing a broad range of topics in Irish family history will take place in the National Library every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00-14:00. Booking is not required and admission is free.

The topic is “Archives to be explored at the National Irish Visual Arts Library” with speaker Eve Parnell (NCAD).

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

Lily and Lolly: Yeats and his Sisters – Play, Song & Poetry

13:00, Thu 27 Aug

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

Lily and Lolly is a new work of theatre that looks at the life of poet W.B. Yeats through the eyes of his sisters Lily and Lolly Yeats. Set in their Dublin printing company Cuala Press, it explores the poetry and plays they publish for their brother Willie. Through storytelling, poetry and song, Lily and Lolly opens up the relationships within this incredibly artistic family, with their brother the artist Jack B.Yeats and their father, the portrait artist John B. Yeats. Lilly and Lolly and their all-female printing company, find themselves at the forefront of the Irish Literary Revival surrounded by the characters so important in the life of W.B.Yeats including Maud Gonne, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, AE, Sean O’Casey and John Millington Synge.

Running time: approx 1 hour

Admission is free. but booking is required via 01 8734333

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

Opera in the Open – Amphitheatre

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 27 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. This year’s events are organised by Dublin City and the French Embassy and consequently there is a strong French bias, but the narration os in English. The upcoming performances are:

+ 06 Aug: Carmen by Georges Bizet
+ 13 Aug: Pygmalion by Jean-Phillippe Rameau
+ 20 Aug: L’Heure Espagnole by Joseph-Maurice Ravel
+ 27 Aug: Orphée aux Enfers by Jaques Offenbach

Admission is free. In bad weather it can happen that the event will get cancelled. In that case notifications should be on www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil

www.dublincity.ie/opera-open-2015-french-season-0

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Conserving a Collection of Indian Miniatures – Lunchtime Lecture

13:10, Thu 27 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “Paper, Pigments and Pearls: Conserving a Collection of Indian Miniatures” with Puneeta Sharma (Conservation Intern, Chester Beatty Library) will take place. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Ireland’s Mineral Heritage – Talk

13:15 – 14:15, Thu 27 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“reland’s Mineral Heritage: Surprising richness and unexpected rarities” is a special talk and hands-on workshop session introducing the variety and richness of Ireland’s minerals by Dr Patrick Roycroft.

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@museum.ie. Suitable for Adults and Age 14+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4720

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Lunchtime Recital & Organ Recital

13:15, Thu 27 Aug

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

Every day from Monday to Friday during Heritage Week, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to a free Lunchtime Recital “Music for Lunch” (13:15-14:00) and a free Organ Recital (18:15-19:00).

The Organ Recital is preceeded (17:30-18:15) by a sung evening service in the Cathedral, which is – not surprisingly – free as well.

The full programme for the Lunchtime Recital and Organ Recital is here www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Music_in_Heritage_Week.aspx

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Heritage-Week.aspx

Stained Glass Windows in St. Ann’s Church – Talk

13:30, Thu 27 Aug

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Art historian Nicola Gordon Bowe (NCAD) will be in St. Ann’s Chruch for a talk about Irish stained glass artist Wilhelmina Geddes, focusing on the windows by her in St Ann’s Church. This is a Heritage Week event.

Admission is free.

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

Tour of the Conservation Studios – National Museum

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 27 Aug

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

“Get Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Tour of the Conservation Studios” is a great opportunity to see the work behind the scenes at the Museum and meet Museum conservators and look at some of their current conservation projects.

This is an event for adults. Admission free, but booking is required via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4719

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 27 Aug

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 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/

Night at the National Print Museum – Tours & Events

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 Aug

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

This is a great idea for an event:

The National Print Museum is running a “Night at the National Print Museum” with tours at 18:00, 18:30, 19:00 and 19:30.

Immerse yourself in an evening of the sights, sounds and stories of the traditional printing industry. Through a guided tour, witness a museum come to life as retired printers demonstrate the collection. A Reminiscence hour (from 20:00-21:00) will follow, where you can share and hear tales from printing days gone by.

Admission to all events is free, the tours require booking via 01-6603770 and the Print Industry Reminiscence event from 20:00 is on first-come, first served basis.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Spanish Film Screening: The wild years

18:00, Thu 27 Aug

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

The Spanish Film “Els anys salvatges / The wild years” will be screened in Amharic (Ethiopian language) and Catalan with English subtitles. Admission is free and all details about the film can be found on the website below.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha99687_16_2.htm

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 27 Aug

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Walking The Royal Canal – Talk

18:30, Thu 27 Aug

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

As part of Heritage Week 2015, local Historian Peter Clarke will give an illustrated talk covering 225 years of the history of the Royal Canal.

From its origins in 1789 through all its phases to the present day, Peter will discuss some of the major figures associated with the development of the canal and how the economic and social history of certain areas of the city were shaped by the canal’s fluctuating fortunes.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01-869 1414

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/walking-royal-canal

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 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/

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

19:00, Thu 27 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 27 Aug

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30). Admission is free.

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 27 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Psychedelic Pill – Neil Young Tribute Gig

20:00, Thu 27 Aug

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

Psychedelic Pill are a four-piece band who play Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute. Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 27 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 27 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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 27 Aug

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

The next Cabin Sessions with the band “The Cabin Crew” and with special guests Martha Keenan (contemporary) and international Bluegrass band “LandsEnd”. Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 27 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 27 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.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 27 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 27 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 27 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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Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00 – 12:00, Fri 28 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery still runs an intensive programme of daily Family Workshops, lots of talks and Documentary screenings. Have a look at their website nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Here are some of the Family workshops for this week:
+ 22 Aug: Inspired by…Icons
+ 24 Aug: Inspired by…Dutch Golden Age
+ 25 Aug: Inspired by…Impressionsim
+ 26 Aug: Inspired by…Renaissance
+ 27 Aug: Inspired by…Cubism
+ 28 Aug: Inspired by…Pointillism

All workshops are suitable for ages 4-10. Materials will be provided. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 28 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

Heritage Week Tour: Ib Jorgensen

12:00 – 13:00, Fri 28 Aug

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

For nearly forty years Danish-born Ib Jorgensen was one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers. Now a new exhibition at Collins Barracks provides a retrospective to his career, with garments dating from the late 1950s to the mid-1990s. Join the exhibition curator Alex Ward on a tour of the exhibition.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444. Suitable for adults and Age 12+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4723

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Guided Tour

12:00, Fri 28 Aug

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

Heritage Week comes with lots of free events and this one does normally cost money, but is free during Heritage Week only.

Every day from Monday until Saturday at 12:00 a free guided tour will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. When you come to the till you have to mention that you are here for the free Heritage Week Tour to get in without a charge.

www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=42

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 28 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

Ryan Sheridan – HMV In Store Gig

13:00, Fri 28 Aug

HMV Henry Street, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Ryan Sheridan will perform a gig and do some album signing of his newest album “Here and Now” at this In Store gig in HMV in Henry Street. Admission is free.

blog.hmv.ie/2015/news/press-release-06082015-hmv-and-xtra-vision-to-host-summer-salute-tour-2015/706/

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Lunchtime Recital & Organ Recital

13:15, Fri 28 Aug

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

Every day from Monday to Friday during Heritage Week, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to a free Lunchtime Recital “Music for Lunch” (13:15-14:00) and a free Organ Recital (18:15-19:00).

The Organ Recital is preceeded (17:30-18:15) by a sung evening service in the Cathedral, which is – not surprisingly – free as well.

The full programme for the Lunchtime Recital and Organ Recital is here www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Music_in_Heritage_Week.aspx

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Heritage-Week.aspx

Garden Walking Tour – Farmleigh House

14:00, Fri 28 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Come to this Garden Walking Tour with Carmel Duignan on Farmleigh Estate. Admission is free. Assemble at the Walled Garden.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34470,en.html

Drawing Workshop for adults – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Fri 28 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drawing workshop for adults will take place. Admission is free and places (25) will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All materials are provided and the workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers.

This week themes are:
+ Mon 24 Aug: Colour
+ Wed 26 Aug: Portraits
+ Fri 28 Aug: Movement

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

St. Audeon’s Church – Guided Tour

16:30, Fri 28 Aug

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

Take a guided Heritage Week tour of this historic building at the heart of medieval Dublin. View the hidden Portlester Chapel, a medieval laneway and the effigial cenotaph of Lord Portlester and his wife.

The free tour will take place every day from Saturday 22 Aug – Sun 30 Aug at 16:30.

libertiesdublin.ie/guided-tour-st-audoens-church-22nd-30th-august/

BBQ, Beer & Banter – Wheelan’s

18:00, Fri 28 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelan’s Summer Session No 4 is taking place: There will be free Burgers and a free bottle of Desperados (while stocks last) and admission is also free. It will all happen in the smoking area of Whelan’s.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/summer-sessions-4/

Miss Emily – Nuala O’Connor – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Fri 28 Aug

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Nuala O’Connor will launch her novel “Miss Emily” in the Gutter Bookshop. Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 28 Aug

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

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists, comedians and musicians are all welcome to perform. Performers need to sign up in advance and then get 5 minutes. This is a BYOB event. Stephen James Smith, writer and spoken word artists will be the MC.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of EUR 5.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/takin-the-mic-with-guest-mc-stephen-james-smith

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 28 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

Marlay House Jazz Concerts

19:30, Fri 28 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Marlay House in Marlay park is the venue for two Jazz Concerts to celebrate Heritage Week.

The concerts are

+ Fri 28 Aug – 19:30: Edel Meade will perform “Tribute to Lady Day” a Billie Holiday Jazz and Blues Concert
+ Sun 30 Aug – 13:00: Locoswing will perform Jazz, Swing and Blues

Admissionis free to both concerts and no booking required. But seating is limited to 80 people and the allocation is on a first come, first served basis.

www.dlrevents.ie/marlay_house.html

Aaron Anthony – Gig

20:00, Fri 28 Aug

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

Folk and Pop Singer and SOngwriter Aaron Anthony will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 28 Aug

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Marlay Park Bat Walk

20:15, Fri 28 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Ireland is home to nine species of bat, an important mammal that consumes large quantities of insects each night. They are nocturnal hunters and rely on high-pitch ultrasonic noises to fly around in the dark. Join Bat Conservation Ireland on a bat walk and enter the mysterious world of bats. The walk will be lead by Tina Aughney.

Admission is free, but booking is required via dublinbatgroup@gmail.com or info@batconservationireland.org

Meet in the main car park (off Grange Road).

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/biodiversity-events

Jazz at Flanagan’s

21:00, Fri 28 Aug

Flanagan’s Piano Bar (Basement), 61 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Flanagan’s have opened a new live music venue and it is a piano bar that will have live jazz every Friday and Saturday.

A vocalist and musician will perform there every week.

Admission is free.

www.flanagansdublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 28 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/live_music.html

Psychotic Reaction – Gig Night

21:00, Fri 28 Aug

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

Psychotic Reaction present

+ Fangclub
+ Petty Youth
+ The Dijon Babes
+ Evil Echos

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 28 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

The Mojo Witnesses – Gig

21:00, Fri 28 Aug

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

The Mojo Witnesses are playing blues and classic rock. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Events Coming Up

Merrion Square Open Day

29 August

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

On Saturday 29 Aug, Merrion Square is inviting to an Open Day of many official buildings/organisations around the park.

The organisations contributing to the Open Day are
National Gallery, Irish Architectural Archive, Number Twenty Nine (ESB’s Georgian House Museum), Irish Traditional Music Archive, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, ARCHAEOFEST 2015, College of Anaesthetists, National University of Ireland, University of Notre Dame in Ireland, Central Catholic Library, National Museum, Pepper Canister Church and a little further away National Print Museum and the Merrion Hotel.

All events are free, but some need pre-booking, so you better have a look already this week. Another reason for listing this event here already, is that it start at 11:00 already and depending when the Dublin Event Guide reaches you, this might not leave you enough time to plan.

The full programme is here: www.merrionsquare.ie/index.php/merrion-square-open-day-2/

And if you want to take part in one of the free Tours at O’Connell House where the University of Notre Dame is located, you find more details and links to the site for bookings here: www.merrionsquare.ie/index.php/oconnell-house-tours-58-merrion-sq/

Autumn Sounds – Farmleigh House

04 + 11 September

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The popular classical music series “Autumn Sounds”, run by Duo Chagall, is back for a fifth season of performances of masterpieces for strings with or without piano, from the 1850s to the early 20th Century.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and they will be given out through a lottery. To apply for tickets, send a mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie and use the subject “Autumn Sounds Friday 4th September” or “Autumn Sounds Friday 11th September” depending on what day you would like tickets for. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 25 August.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34756,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+05+06 August + every Sunday

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

The next walks take place on 01+05+06 August.

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

In addition: From 05 July until 06 September a weekly Dublin Mountains Walk takes place as part of the Summer of Heritage programme in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. The walk starts at 11:00 (every Sunday) at the Barnaslingan Wood car park. It will have a 2 hour duration and max 20 people can take part. Pre book your place via heritage@dublinmountains.ie
www.dlrevents.ie/soh15.html

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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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!

Pedestrianisation the wrong way and how Dublin City rigs surveys!

Dublin City asked us to help with some opinions about a Transport Study that suggests to dramatically change the City Centre traffic flow. The goal is to keep cars far away from the City Centre and to make the City more pedestrian friendly. To achieve that, parts of the Liffey Quays will be closed for traffic it the suggestions in the Study will be put in reality. In addition, big changes will happen to College Green, Westmoreland Street and D’Olier Street. I would like to say that they will pedestrianised, but that would be a lie because there are some odd things happening.

I drive a car and therefore have concerns when another one of the few Liffey crossings will be closed and the plan is to effectively close O’Connell Bridge, BUT I also cycle and I walk (and I use an Electric Unicycle…the coolest vehicle ever :-) ). So because of that, I am relatively open to positive changes. But if you read the study in detail you will see that we are not really told the full story.

Most of us think that pedestrianisation is good, but how would you feel if in peak hours Taxi drivers or buses are still allowed to drive through a pedestrianised area. Doesn’t make sense, right? The idea of pedestrianising an area is that walking people will NOT have to worry about non walking parties. That’s the reason why we don’t even allow a very slow bicycle to cycle through Grafton Street, But Dublin City doesn’t want to give you that. Noo, they say that Taxis and buses still need to drive through College Green. That doesn’t sound cool.And would it not makes sense then to at least let bicycles also use the area where buses and taxis are still allowed to endanger pedestrians?

I think it should be an ALL or nothing! I am in favour of pedestrianisation but only if that keeps all non-walking “traffic” out.

Dublin City then gave us an opportunity to submit our opinion about this study, well at least that’s what the claimed, but if you did reply then there was not a single question about the actual plans of closing parts of the quays, or only partially pedestrianising College Green instead the consultation questionnaire was rigged by asking questions that most would answer in a way Dublin City wants it.

Here are a few of the questions:

Do you think that reducing ‘through traffic’ will improve the amenity value of Dublin’s city centre?
Do you support the principle of giving commuters more transport choices when they decide to come to Dublin City Centre?
Are you in favour of high quality pedestrian facilities in the city centre?
Are you in favour of high quality cycle facilities in the city centre?

There were 10 questions all together. Not one really explained or asked about any details. There was no question that said “Do you think that closing the South Quays and the North Quays for traffic is the appropriate way to reduce traffic in the City Centre?” Instead only wishy washy questions like the four listed above were asked. Would anybody say NO to them? I doubt it.

Dublin City you rigged the questionnaire to get the answers that you wanted to get! I am disappointed!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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