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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is Dublin's most popular event magazine that focuses on the vast amount of cultural events for no admission charges. It is a weekly e-mail magazine that lists, describes and recommends 170-200 free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area. Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups are included.

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

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 13. December 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 391: 1000 Christmas Markets everywhere, GLOW Festival, Fusion Sunday Market, Yum Yum Bolivia Food Fest, Astro Expo

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 391 | 12 December 2014

Subscribers: 22,970

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Hi all!

I had a great time in Germany at the Christmas markets and visiting family. It was much too short, but nevertheless great to get there. I hadn’t made it “home” this year before last weekend, so it was high time. But it was also great after a few days to come to my other home, Dublin, again. And now it is full steam ahead to Christmas. The Christmas Markets are like mushrooms in a damp forest, they are appearing in every corner and maybe we should introduce a Christmas Market Police that makes sure that at least a minimum level of quality is upheld. ;-) The only other alternative is to spread the word quickly if a market is particularly bad so that people won’t waste their time. Maybe I will set up a sort of notice board for next year so that Christmas Market messages can be easily spread. What do you think?

Another reminder of something else I started recently: If you are a passionate Dublin Event Guide subscriber and if you want to be a) the first to know about news about the Dublin Event Guide and b) be part of the Inner Circle of supporters, you can join that Inner Circle at www.DublinEventGuide.com/InnerCircle.htm There is no minimum or maximum number of people for the Inner Circle, but I don’t expect that this sub-group is for everybody. However, if you are the person who tells everyone about the Dublin Event Guide and who might consider getting involved a bit more, the Inner Circle is for you!

And finally: The pre-Christmas time is the time when we all send letters to Santa, so I did the same and put some items on MY Wish List. If there is a Santa out there, feel free to choose whatever you think is appropriate! :-)

Now my two appeals to you and then we are directly on route to the 180+ events this week.

The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) only exists because you told other people about it and because a few generous people support it with donations. Keep doing exactly that, please! Tell all your friends and family and colleagues about it and – if you can – please also help with a donation.

The Sponsorship I was able to get helps hugely to take a certain amount of financial pressure off me, but it is not enough! I need to make some urgent changes to the system that I use and need someone who is good at CakePHP programming and SQL databases. That will cost! So please continue your financial support. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some additional corporate sponsors. Maybe two or three companies that are prepared to help with a little more than the individual donations of around 12 Euro. If you know anybody, send them my way. :-) Regarding your donation, I am suggesting the super low amount of just EUR 1 per month. These EUR 12 is just 2 pints and for the equivalent of 2 pints you get 52 issues full of information about free cultural events. That’s DEFINITELY worth 2 pints, isn’t it!? Please…and Thanks! :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 22,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 53,000 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, Living Social, 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 170 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!

This week’s Feel Good is about good and bad things happening in our lives:

When life is sweet, say Thank you and celebrate.
When life is bitter, say Thank you and grow.

There can’t be only good moments in our lives, but the bad moments are as important as the good ones, because only when you fall down, you will learn how to stand up again and how to stay on your feet the next time.

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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 Shanel W, Luna B, Fiona D, Sean S and Zelie McG supported the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. I really really really appreciate all the help! 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 170 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.

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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.

Since they started already in mid-November there could be a little bit of a Christmas Market fatigue at this stage.

There are Christmas markets left, right and centre and in many cases the goal is not to provide an amazing Christmas market experience for the visitors, with good food and nice craft stalls, but instead the only goal is to get as many traders paying a fee for their stall. Please market organisers don’t compromise on the quality of your traders, otherwise we won’t come back to your market next year.

The one-weekend-only highlight this week is the Christmas Cracker Market in Smithfield, a co-operation of the Dublin Flea Market and Block T. Check it out. More than 100 traders will be there!

If you have kids, there are plenty of Christmas related activities, check out the Farmleigh House activities, for example. And if you look for a brief rest from Christmas, then GLOW at Smithfield Plaza is the event for your family.

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Competitions

SpeedFriending – Ticket Competition

Sun 21 Dec – 18:45
J.W. Sweetman, 1-2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

SpeedFriending is a new way to meet new people and to make long-lasting friendships and connections. It works like this: You get 4 minutes with each participant to see if you like them and if they are someone you would like to hang out with.
Make new friends, expand your social circle and have an entertaining evening at SpeedFriending.

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

Dereck, the organiser of the meet-ups, has made 5 tickets available for Dublin Event Guide readers and if you would like to win a ticket, you just have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with FRIENDS2 in the subject of the mail and with your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your entry has to be with me by 15:00 on Tues 16 November.

www.meetup.com/Speedfriending-Ireland/events/219157998/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

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

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

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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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If you still have to order presents online, it could get tight, but check the various websites for “last order” dates. And if you are looking to buy books or presents from Amazon use these links every time and help the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): The Book Depository link is here and the Amazon link is here !

Music Comedy Panel Show in RTE – Free Tickets

“Hey-Ho Lets Go” is a new Comedy Music Panel Show on RTE and the Christmas Special is recorded on Tuesday 16 Dec in the evening. I got the information a few days ago and am not sure if there are still tickets available, but you could check by sending a mail to studioaudience@moondog.co.uk There will be a drinks reception for the studio audience.

The show is presented by comedy impresario Dermot Whelan, with two teams led by John Colleary and Colin Murphy.

(I am not sure who came up with the name for the show, but let’s hope that the show is better than the name suggests!)

Finally the promise of a good Christmas Market and here are the first complaints….

The Journal.ie posted an article about a complaint from the CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins about the Christmas Market at Stephen’s Green.

Cummins thinks that the fast food outlets on the market are taking business away from restaurants he is probably not totally wrong, BUT that doesn’t mean that the market is bad or should not take place.

Instead it means that restaurants should get involved in the same way as many restaurants are now represented on many Farmer’s Markets in Dublin. Adrian Cummins role is to represent the restaurants but maybe he copies the Vintners organisation a bit too much who do nothing else but only complain about everything.

I totally agree with him that the Dublin Christmas Market has a very very long distance to go before it will attract any international visitors and DublinTown’s claim in this regard is a rather laughable (at least at the moment), but apart from that he is soooo wrong.

Dublin City absolutely should give food and drinks licenses to more than one main food outlet (all Gluehwein on the market is sold by one company only and the big grills are operated by the same company as well). Some more competition is absolutely needed, and that would be an opportunity for different restaurants if they are interested. In addition, nothing would stop the restaurants to make interesting (and not overpriced) Christmas offers to customers so they happily cross the street from the market to sit down in a warm and more comfortable restaurant. Think outside the box and be innovative, Mr Cummins and stop complaining all the time.

Thank You! Dear Google Elves!

I can’t thank them any other way because they didn’t leave any contact information….

Thank you, dear Google elves for the Fallon&Byrne gift voucher you sent me! I really appreciate it. Please tell your co-elves that I also loved the little message “Maria” sent. :-)

(Explainer: Seemingly a number of people in Google got together and sent me a voucher as a Thank you for receiving the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) every week. “Maria” sent the note and no other names or any last names are mentioned. Maria wrote “Thank you so much for the nights spent awake preparing the event guide. [...] You make our lives in Dublin richer!” Awww! :-) )

An Post Museum – Free Admission

To celebrate the 200 years since the foundation stone of the GPO was laid in 1814, the An Post Museum in the GPO, will let you in for free from 08 December until Christmas.

Have a look at look at the exhibition “Letters, Lives & Liberty” and if you come at lunch-time, you will also be able to join in with the traditional carol singing in the Public Office (or you can just listen to them).

The An Post museum is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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. The vast majority of the events listed here will be free, but if it is a really good event, there might sometimes be a non-free event in the list as well. (It will be properly tagged!)

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CELEBRATE WITH KNOCKANSTOCKAN
Wicklow’s beloved independent music & Arts festival KnockanStockan is raising much needed funds for St Vincent de Paul with their Christmas Party in the Sugar Club next Thursday.
Get your free ticket here

BUY PRESENTS FROM THE MAKER
This weekend, the MART Christmas Market in Rathmines hosts artists/designers selling art, craft, knits/fashion and jewelry. It is a sold by maker market; so everything you see has been made by the lovely person selling it to you!
Register here

GO BABYLONIAN
Gaelchultúr, promoters of the Irish language and various aspects of Irish culture, organises Lingua + Musica at Upstairs@Whelan’s next Tuesday. You will learn how to have a a simple dialogue in four different languages and enjoy songs and music from a range of countries and cultures.
Get your free ticket here

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.

Portholes and Teapots – Sculpture, Fine Art Prints and Artists Books by Cecilia Moore and Elke Thönnes,

until 17 Dec (Mon-Fr: 09:00-21:00)

Axis Arts Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Portholes and Teapots is an exhibition of Sculpture, Fine Art Prints and Artists Books by Cecilia Moore and Elke Thönnes.

Artists Cecilia Moore and Elke Thönnes give audiences the chance to ponder the details of familiar places and everyday objects, to see the beauty in what is often overlooked. Cecilia Moore has dismantled metal household objects, like teapots and vases, gathered locally to re assemble and rework them into playful tactile sculptures. This body of work is accompanied by a quirky animation, detailing her design process.

Elke Thönnes has used various fine art print techniques to create a ‘love letter to Dublin. In the search for new methods to ‘read the city’, she has placed details of iconic city structures onto embossings of old maps, The tactile nature of the work is a comment on the craftsmanship and architecture of generations past.

Cecilia Moore lives in Ballymun, she trained as a silversmith and sculptor and has exhibited widely, receiving several public art commissions, she is currently on a masters programme at the National College of Art and Design. Elke Thönnes is a painter and printmaker who works at Graphic Studio Dublin. She has exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.

www.axisballymun.ie/

Greetings From Ireland

27-31 December

The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

View an array of unique interpretations of Irish tourism with The Library Project’s new exhibition “Greetings From Ireland”. This PhotoIreland project seeks to reinterpret Ireland’s image for the tourism industry with the work of 36 artists.

This contemporary reimagining of Ireland by inviting local and international artists to present their personal interpretation of what the country is today should be very intriguing.

Admission is free.

Duke Street Gallery Christmas Exhibition

04-31 December

Duke Street Gallery, 17 Duke Street, Dublin 2

The Duek Street Gallery Christmas Show will feature works from artists such as Graham Knuttel, Clare Hartigan, Joby Hickey, Marie Carroll, Tom Byrne, Alex McKennaand others.

The opening will take place on Thurs 04 Dec at 17:00 and there will be a wine reception, music and some complimentary gift vouchers on the opening night.

Admission is free. www.dukestreetgallery.ie/

Studies on Shivering

21 Nov – 24 Jan

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

“Studies on Shivering” is a part of a wider project by the artist Damir O?ko (HR). In this project, the artist creates a dialogue between film, poetry, musical scores, objects and drawing to explore a central theme; the shivering body as a metaphor for resistance and unrest. The title of the film in this exhibition, “TK”, comes from the phonetic description of the sound of teeth or stones clashing together. These types of sounds create a visceral, psycho-acoustic response in the listener and the effect is one of O?ko’s central concerns.

“Studies on Shivering” combines elements such as scores, collages, architectural intervention and collaborations to extend the normal cinematic space and to create a hybrid work in which film, research and poetry are equally weighted.

www.templebar.ie/calendar/event/studies-on-shivering

Shaped by History

01 Aug – 05 Jan (Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00)

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Dublin 2

Shaped by History features 95 black and white photographs of Limerick Milk Market taken between 1971 and 1978 by Limerick social documentary photographer Gerry Andrews.

Limerick Milk Market was founded in 1852, as the west of Ireland was emerging from the famines of the 1840s. In the 1970s, Limerick Milk Market was at a crossroads in its long history, as the Shannon/Limerick region began transforming into a national and international model for development.

www.nli.ie/en/national-photographic-archive.aspx

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 13 Dec

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 13 Dec

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 13 Dec

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 13 Dec

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 13 Dec

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 13 Dec

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

Christmas at Farmleigh – Family Events

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 13 Dec

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The yearly Christmas Family events at Farmleigh House continue:

10:00-17:00 Christmas Food & Craft Market > Farmyard
10:00-17:00 Festive Crib > Outdoors
12:00-12:30 + 13:45-14:15 + 15:30-16:00 Christmas Magic Show with Waffled the Magician
12:45-13:30 + 14:30-15:15 + 16:15-17:00 Storytelling for Children with Jack Lynch&LenGraham > The Old Kitchen
13:30-15:30 Christmas Carol Singing with St. Mary’s College Singers > Ballroom
14:00-16:00 Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords > Outdoors

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/media/Christmas%20at%20Farmleigh%202014.pdf

Christmas Kingdom – St. Anne’s Park

10:00 – 20:00, Sat 13 Dec

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

Christmas Kingdom is a new Christmas event by Dublin City Council.

There is lots of entertainment for kids, but most attractions are not free (e.g. a Christmas circus, the North Pole play area, a festive train, face painters, balloons and children entertainments.

The free element of Christmas Kindom is a Live Crib and a market area consisting of 14 stalls selling food and crafts.

Initially it will open every weekend Fri 14:00-20:00 & Sat/Sun from 10:00 to 20:00. From 19-23 Dec the market will be open daily from 10:00-20:00 and will then continue until 04 Jan.

DesignerDublin Christmas Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 13 Dec

Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2

The Designerdublin.ie Christmas Market takes place on the space in front ot the Bank of Ireland at College Green on Saturday. Approx 30 designers will show and sell their goods.

www.facebook.com/LocalEnterpriseOfficeDublinCity/photos/10152476590047050

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 13 Dec

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Hungarian Culture Days – Music, Dance and Christmas Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 13 Dec

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

On Saturday, the Hungarian Cullture Days celebrate a Day of Music and Dance and also will have a Christmas Market from 10:00-18:00.

10:00-14:00 Outdoor Archery Show with a Presentation of Traditional Weapons
13:00-14:00 Indoor Tennis workshop
14:00-15:00 Lunchtime
15:00-16:30 Who, When, What did he write? Hungarian Literature: Recital, Literary Quiz, Folk Songs, etc
16:30-17:00 Performance of the Amica Voce Hungarian Chamber Choir
17:00-18:00 Folk Dance Performance and Workshop

Admission seems to be free.

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 13 Dec

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 13 Dec

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 13 Dec

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

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 13 Dec

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

Live Animal Crib

10:15, Sat 13 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Every year there is a crib with live animals outside Mansion House and this institution supported by the Irish Farmers Association is returning to Dawson Street again. It will run from 09-23 Dec.

Dawson Street doesn’t look very pretty this year due to the LUAS works there, but if you focus on the crib and ignore the street behind you you can nearly get into a Christmassy mood. ;-)

The animals don’t stay there for the whole time, but they will be brought back to the farm every evening and then back to the City Centre in the morning.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Meet the Phoenix Park Gardeners

10:30 – 12:00, Sat 13 Dec

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Discover the beautiful restored Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden and learn about growing your own fruit and vegetables, herbs and lots more. Meet OPW professional gardeners Brian and Meeda at the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden. They have lots of advice to plan your perfect garden for the Spring months ahead. Please bring suitable footwear. Admission is free and car parking is available.

The Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden is located next to the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, and the Phoenix Café. The OPW professional gardeners are on site on the second Saturday of the month.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,13312,en.html

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 13 Dec

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Dublin Christmas Cracker Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 13 Dec

Block B, 1/6 Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Probably the biggest Christmas Market of them all in Dublin is this year’s “Dublin Christmas Cracker Market” from Friday until Sunday. It is a cooperation between the Dublin Flea Market and Block T in Block B at Smithfield. More than 100 stalls will offer their goods at this all-indoor market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/764359293634849

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sat 13 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

After a super long Christmas Market in Dun Laoghaire last year that reached into January, this year the market is significantly shorter and also only open at weekends.

The opening times are every day from 11:00-19:00 and the market is open on these 13 days

Sat+Sun 29-30 Nov / Fri-Sun 05-07 Dec / Fri-Sun 12-14 Dec / Fri-Tues 19-23 Dec

The special events during the Christmas Period are
+ Sun 14 Dec: Santa Hat Record in aid of Barnardos
+ Sat 20 Dec: Lantern Procession & Festival Fireworks

www.dlrevents.ie/dlcf14_main.html

Stomptown Brass – Busking in Grafton Street

11:00, Sat 13 Dec

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

The brilliant Brass Band “Stomptown Brass” are busking in Grafton Street on Saturday morning. If you are in the area, listen to them for a while, they are really worth it!

www.facebook.com/stomptownbrass/posts/1428571364050950

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 13 Dec

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

Tommy Tiernan – DVD Signing

11:00, Sat 13 Dec

HMV Grafton Street, 65 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Comedian Tommy Tiernan will be in HMV in Grafton Street to sign his DVD. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/HMVIreland/events

Yuletide Greeting

11:00 – 15:00, Sat 13 Dec

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Many popular Christmas traditions have their roots in the Viking Festival of Yule. Drop-in to learn about Yule and create your own runic yule tree decorations to take home. The times for this drop-in activity are 11:00-12:00 and 14:00-15:00.

Admission is free, no booking required. Suitable for ages 6+. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor,

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4530

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 13 Dec

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

Blood – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 13 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

BLOOD is the title of the new Science Gallery exhibition that will run from 24 Oct – 25 Jan.

25 exhibits explore the symbolic, scientific and strange nature of blood and there are certainly some “out there” contributions. For example the video and relics from a bio-art performance where an artist had a blood transfusion form a horse. Or a spoof brand that uses bloodstain-formed fashion accessories addressing the stigma about men strual blood.

But there are quirky things as well, like the Jukebox that will guess your age by taking your pulse rate and playing a song from your teenage years. And there are some practical aspects: You can take a test that will determine your blood type and you can find out what happens to to donated blood in Ireland.

An interesting exhibition, but different than what you have seen before in the Science Gallery and that is reflected by the recommendation that the exhibition is only suitable for over 15 year olds.

If you are ok with the focus on this red substance that makes some of us a bit queasy when we think about it, you should definitely go to the exhibition (and bring an open mind ;-) ). But if blood makes your knees wobbly, then it might not be for you.

Admission to the exhibition is free

dublin.sciencegallery.com/blood

Bray Beach Christmas Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 13 Dec

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

The Bray Beach Christmas Market returns this Saturday and Sunday to the Harbour Bar and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/BrayBeachFleaMarket

Festive Family Fun Fair – Wolfe Tone Square

12:00, Sat 13 Dec

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Every day until 22 December a Festive Family Fun Fair will take place on Wolfe Tone Square.

There will be vintage amusement rides like a vintage style chairoplane, a mini carousel, a helter skelter slide and game stalls. Food stalls with crepes, grilled food, a chocolate fountain, hot drinks, sweets and steak sandwiches will keep the parents happy.

Admission to the Fun Fair is free, but I would expect that the amusements/rides are not free. Can someone please check and let me know (dublineventguide@gmail.com). Thanks! It also doesn’t say until what time in the evening that Fun Fair is open. Maybe it’s a secret. so be careful when you ask! :-D

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/festive-family-fun-fair-wolfe-tone-square/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 13 Dec

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/

MART Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sat 13 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

At the MART Christmas Market you will be able to buy Art, Design, Craft, Knits/Fashion, Jewellery (all made by seller) and more. And you will also get Mulled Wine.

The market will run for thirteen days: On 06-07 December and then every day from 11 Dec until 21 Dec. Operning hours are 12:00-19:00

www.mart.ie/christmas-market/

www.facebook.com/events/303820619821284

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 22:00, Sat 13 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Yum Yum Bolivia Food Fest

12:00, Sat 13 Dec

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

The “Yum Yum Bolivia Food Fest” is a 2-day festival (Sat+Sun) with screenings, talks, workshops, shows, and stalls related to food from the Andean region in Latin America. The event is organised by LASC, the Latin American Solidarity Centre.

In addition to the food stalls serving Bolivian food and an information booth about LASC, the line-up of events is:

Saturday 13 Dec
12:00: “A delicious story! Irish and Latin American links through the food” Talk by Pádraic Óg Gallagher. Adm. free.
13:00: “Why did McDonald’s Bolivia go Bankrupt?” – Documentary screening. Adm. free.

Sunday 14 Dec
13:30-14:30 Workshop: Become a Bolivian Chef! – Cuñapes and Zonsos. EUR 5 for ingredients (pay at the door)
13:00-13:30 + 14:30-15:00: LET’S DANCE! Andean dancers performing their traditional dances. Adm. free

www.lasc.ie/content/yum-yum-bolivia-0

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 13 Dec

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/

GLOW – Family Festival – Smithfield

13:00 – 17:30, Sat 13 Dec

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

GLOW is a family festival at Smithfield Plaza with Family Theatre, Music, Cinema Screenings and Workshops. Admission is free.

Some of the highlights are:

+ Glow Tent -A lit barn tent that will host family performances, workshops and storytelling, as well as classical + traditional music.
+ Film Screenings in the Generator Hostel Cinema
+ Glow-in-the-dark Monster Doodle and Workshop
+ Little Light Outdoor Performance Trail, a show featuring lantern making, storytelling and music.
+ Family Hub at the Generator Hostel with board games, children’s book corner, face painting and workshops

The organiser is Grasshopper and the event is funded by Dublin City.

www.facebook.com/smithfieldsquare/photos/429055687241716

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 13 Dec

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 egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Silk Worm Club: Hannukah

14:00 – 15:30, Sat 13 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Silk Work Club is the event programme in the Chester Beatty Library for the younger kids. The theme this time is “Hanukkah” and – a rare occurrence – at the time of writing this, there are still some tickets available for the event.

Kids will learn about the Jewish Festival of Lights and create their own Hanukkah decoration.

The event is limited to 20 children, aged 6-10. Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

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

Ecumenical Carol Singing

14:30 – 15:30, Sat 13 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

On the steps of Mansion House an Ecumenical Carol Singing takes place.

Carol Singing – Chester Beatty Library

15:00 – 16:30, Sat 13 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Cantóiri will sing well-known carols in the atrium of the library.

Cantóirí largely has an a cappella repertoire that spans the centuries and styles, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. With a particular focus on folk music from all over the globe, Cantóirí sing each song in the original language.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Carols for Christmas – Diva Voices

16:30 – 18:00, Sat 13 Dec

Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

Diva Voices invite to their yearly family friendly Christmas Concert. Admissionis free, but donations in aid of the Ashlinn Centre (which provides therpeutic and recreational education) are very welcome

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

18:00, Sat 13 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 13 Dec

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

16th LGBT Christmas Carol Service

20:00, Sat 13 Dec

Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

The 16th yearly LGBT Christmas Carol Service is taking place on Saturday at 20:00, with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies seved at 21:15. The event is for the LGBT community, their families, friends & colleagues. Guest Speaker will be Moninne Griffith, Co-Director of Marriage Equality. The Dublin Ga y Men’s Chorus will do the singing.

Admission is free and a collection for the Civil Marriage campaign coalition partners of Marriage Equality, GLEN and ICCL will be carried out.

www.marriagequality.ie/events/2014/12/13/16th-annual-lgbt-christmas-carol-service/

FOAD – Alternative Rock Gigs

20:00, Sat 13 Dec

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

FOAD are featuring

+ Mid Rage Rampage (Glam Rock Covers)
+ The Ripones (Ramones Tribute)
+ The Lee Harveys
+ I am a Carcrash
+ Aoife Destruction and Danny

Admission is free.

Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous

20:00 – 21:30, Sat 13 Dec

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

Robert Coyle will bring his One-man Comedy show to Accents Cafe. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1517878228482431

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 13 Dec

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 13 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Devils Jukebox is live music from 20:00-23:00 and DJs with Alternative, Punk, Rock, Metal & Garage after that. Every Saturday! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

One Horse Pony – Gig

20:30, Sat 13 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Acoustic Blues Band “One Horse Pony” are playing in the Front Bar. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-one-horse-pony-2/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 13 Dec

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

Last of the Barstools – Gig

22:30, Sat 13 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Last of the Barstools” (What a name!) will play in the Midnight Hour in Whelan’s. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up to the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-the-last-of-the-barstools/

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

Christmas at Farmleigh – Family Events

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 14 Dec

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The yearly Christmas Family events at Farmleigh House continue:

10:00-17:00 Christmas Food & Craft Market > Farmyard
10:00-17:00 Festive Crib > Outdoors
12:00-16:00 Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords > Outdoors
12:00-12:30 + 13:45-14:15 + 15:30-16:00 Christmas Magic Show with Captain Ho Ho The Magician
12:45-13:30 + 14:30-15:15 + 16:15-17:00 Storytelling for Children with Jack Lynch&Len Graham > The Old Kitchen
13:00-16:00 Horse & Carriage Rides > Outdoors
13:30-15:30 Christmas Carol Singing with The Portmarnock Singers > Ballroom

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/media/Christmas%20at%20Farmleigh%202014.pdf

Christmas at the Botanic Gardens

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 14 Dec

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Botanic Garden’s description of this event is slightly odd. What is certain is that there will be a Christmas Market in the Botanic Gardens and there will also be a visit by Santa at 13:30.

But then it says “Enjoy a stroll through the stalls and listen out for some festive music along the way. Ticketed event – Tickets are only available on Sunday 14th December at the Visitor Centre.” and that is the odd part. I would strongly assume that visiting the market is NOT requiring you have tickets, but maybe the visit to Santa does need a ticket? (No price is mentioned.)

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Christmas Kingdom – St. Anne’s Park

10:00 – 20:00, Sun 14 Dec

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

Christmas Kingdom is a new Christmas event by Dublin City Council.

There is lots of entertainment for kids, but most attractions are not free (e.g. a Christmas circus, the North Pole play area, a festive train, face painters, balloons and children entertainments.

The free element of Christmas Kindom is a Live Crib and a market area consisting of 14 stalls selling food and crafts.

Initially it will open every weekend Fri 14:00-20:00 & Sat/Sun from 10:00 to 20:00. From 19-23 Dec the market will be open daily from 10:00-20:00 and will then continue until 04 Jan.

Hungarian Culture Days – Family Fun Day

10:00, Sun 14 Dec

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

At the Hungarian Culture Days, a Family Fun Day with Santa Visit will take place.

10:00-11:00 Krisztina Temesi – ‘Lecsó M?hely’ Hearts and Stars GINGERBREAD cookie making and decorating
10:00-11:00 Brigitta Soltészné Somodi, Painting and DRAWING COMPETITION for kids with book prizes
11:00-12:00 Baby fun club – Nursery rhymes with actions
12:00-12:45 SANTA is coming
12:45-13:00 Opening of the CHILDREN ART Exhibition
13:00-13:30 BETLEHEMES: Nativity play by Hungarian Theatre Dublin and Hungarian weekend school
13:30 Children Arts and Crafts Workshops
13:30 Spiritual Workshops or Information

Admission seems to be free.

hungarianculturedays.com/programme/program/iii-hungarian-culture-days-dublin-2014/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 14 Dec

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 14 Dec

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 14 Dec

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/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

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

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

Live Animal Crib

10:15, Sun 14 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Every year there is a crib with live animals outside Mansion House and this institution supported by the Irish Farmers Association is returning to Dawson Street again. It will run from 09-23 Dec.

Dawson Street doesn’t look very pretty this year due to the LUAS works there, but if you focus on the crib and ignore the street behind you you can nearly get into a Christmassy mood. ;-)

The animals don’t stay there for the whole time, but they will be brought back to the farm every evening and then back to the City Centre in the morning.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Christmas Craft Fair – Dublin 8

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 14 Dec

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Crafty Shamrock tells me that they will be at a Christmas Craft Fair in the premises of the Green Door Market in Dublin 8, just next to the Dublin Food Co-op where on the same day the Fusion Sunday World Christmas Market will take place.

So two markets in one place, visit them both! Admission is free and parking is available for free on the street.

Col. Chris Hadfield – Book Signing

11:00, Sun 14 Dec

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Astronaut (and former Commander) Col Chris Hadfield will be in Dubray Books to sign his new book “You Are Here”. Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 14 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

After a super long Christmas Market in Dun Laoghaire last year that reached into January, this year the market is significantly shorter and also only open at weekends.

The opening times are every day from 11:00-19:00 and the market is open on these 13 days

Sat+Sun 29-30 Nov / Fri-Sun 05-07 Dec / Fri-Sun 12-14 Dec / Fri-Tues 19-23 Dec

The special events during the Christmas Period are
+ Sun 14 Dec: Santa Hat Record in aid of Barnardos
+ Sat 20 Dec: Lantern Procession & Festival Fireworks

The Santa Hat Record on this Sunday is in aid of Barnardos and there is a fee of EUR 3 (you need to buy a wristband from Barnardos in 8 Upper George’s Street) to participate. 1200 people are needed, 400 on each level of the Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre to break the record. There will be face painters, raffles, prizes, an MC and special guests.

www.dlrevents.ie/dlcf14_main.html

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 14 Dec

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/

Fusion Sunday World Christmas Market – Food Co-Op

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

The next Fusion Sundays Market will take place this Sunday in the Dublin Food Co-op.

It is a world culture market, an ethnic Bazaar, that focuses on the diverse ethnic culture present in Ireland today. The Market features a huge array of International stalls, ethnic food, live music and entertainment for kids. You can buy handmade goods, arts and crafts, recycled products, jewellery, clothes and food. The market is held every second Sunday of the month.

Unsurprisingly, the December market will have a strong international Christmas theme.

There is always a great atmosphere and I definitely recommend this monthly market.

Admission is free. www.facebook.com/events/680549435394642

www.facebook.com/fusionsundaysmarket

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

Smock Alley Christmas Fayre

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 14 Dec

Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lwr, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Smock Alley Theatre is inviting to a one-day-only Christmas Market in the Banquet Hall. Crafts, Jewellery, Clothing, Books and more will be sold by lots of stalls and festive children entertainment is the other focus of this event.

Christmas Carols will be performed by Tonnta Music at 12:00 and 14:30 And for kids there will be (free) “Readings by Lamplight” every hour. two (non-free, EUR 6 for adults, EUR 4 for kids and EUR 15 a family of four) film screenings. And at 16:00 Santa will come for a visit.

The readings are

11:00: The Winter Story (Brambly Hedge) by Jill Barklem
12:00: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (abridged)
13:00: The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton
14:00: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
15:00: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss
16:00: Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
17:00: A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

The film screenings need to be booked via the website below and they are “The Muppet Christmas Carol” at 13:00 and “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 15:30.

Admission to the market and the readings is free.

smockalley.com/christmas-fayre/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 14 Dec

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 14 Dec

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

Astro Expo 2014

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 14 Dec

Buswell’s Hotel, 23-27 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

The Astro-Expo was planned for earlier this year, then got posponed, then cancelled and now suddenly it is taking place again, but with quite short notice, so it remians to be seen if it will be as good as in previous years.

The Astro Expo conists of two components: There is an exhibition part with free admission and then there are also three talks (45 min each) during the day, which are not free. The talks are each EUR 7 for non-members and EUR 5 for members (for all three: EUR 14/10) and the topics are
Tom O’Donoghue:”The Evolution of Astrophotography”
Dr. Ian Sanders, TCD Geology Department “Meteorites”
John Hackett, “Human Space Flight – The Near Future”

Find out more details from the website below.

www.astronomy.ie/astroexpo14.php

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 14 Dec

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/

Blood – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 14 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

BLOOD is the title of the new Science Gallery exhibition that will run from 24 Oct – 25 Jan.

25 exhibits explore the symbolic, scientific and strange nature of blood and there are certainly some “out there” contributions. For example the video and relics from a bio-art performance where an artist had a blood transfusion form a horse. Or a spoof brand that uses bloodstain-formed fashion accessories addressing the stigma about men strual blood.

But there are quirky things as well, like the Jukebox that will guess your age by taking your pulse rate and playing a song from your teenage years. And there are some practical aspects: You can take a test that will determine your blood type and you can find out what happens to to donated blood in Ireland.

An interesting exhibition, but different than what you have seen before in the Science Gallery and that is reflected by the recommendation that the exhibition is only suitable for over 15 year olds.

If you are ok with the focus on this red substance that makes some of us a bit queasy when we think about it, you should definitely go to the exhibition (and bring an open mind ;-) ). But if blood makes your knees wobbly, then it might not be for you.

Admission to the exhibition is free

dublin.sciencegallery.com/blood

Bray Beach Christmas Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

The Bray Beach Christmas Market returns this Saturday and Sunday to the Harbour Bar and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/BrayBeachFleaMarket

Festive Family Fun Fair – Wolfe Tone Square

12:00, Sun 14 Dec

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Every day until 22 December a Festive Family Fun Fair will take place on Wolfe Tone Square.

There will be vintage amusement rides like a vintage style chairoplane, a mini carousel, a helter skelter slide and game stalls. Food stalls with crepes, grilled food, a chocolate fountain, hot drinks, sweets and steak sandwiches will keep the parents happy.

Admission to the Fun Fair is free, but I would expect that the amusements/rides are not free. Can someone please check and let me know (dublineventguide@gmail.com). Thanks! It also doesn’t say until what time in the evening that Fun Fair is open. Maybe it’s a secret. so be careful when you ask! :-D

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/festive-family-fun-fair-wolfe-tone-square/

MART Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 14 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

At the MART Christmas Market you will be able to buy Art, Design, Craft, Knits/Fashion, Jewellery (all made by seller) and more. And you will also get Mulled Wine.

The market will run for thirteen days: On 06-07 December and then every day from 11 Dec until 21 Dec. Operning hours are 12:00-19:00

www.mart.ie/christmas-market/

www.facebook.com/events/303820619821284

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 14 Dec

Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

An indoor market in Coolock with over 40 traders with a wide range of goods and a café on site as well.

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Smithfield Market Fair

12:00 – 23:00, Sun 14 Dec

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Market Fair will take place again in the Generator Hostel at Smithfield Plaza, this time with a Christmas Theme.

There will be Live Music from 12:00 and a movie screening.

And over 40 market stalls will be selling Vintage Clothes, Food, Vinyl records, Contemporary Arts, Jewellery pieces and much more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/294686897322292

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 22:00, Sun 14 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 14 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau. Sébastien Marq (flute and recorder), Maya Homburger (baroque violin), Nicholas Milne (viola da gamba) and Malcolm Proud (harpsichord) will perform.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1250-sundaysnoon-jean-philippe-rameau-250th

Yum Yum Bolivia Food Fest

12:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

The “Yum Yum Bolivia Food Fest” is a 2-day festival (Sat+Sun) with screenings, talks, workshops, shows, and stalls related to food from the Andean region in Latin America. The event is organised by LASC, the Latin American Solidarity Centre.

In addition to the food stalls serving Bolivian food and an information booth about LASC, the line-up of events is:

Saturday 13 Dec
12:00: “A delicious story! Irish and Latin American links through the food” Talk by Pádraic Óg Gallagher. Adm. free.
13:00: “Why did McDonald’s Bolivia go Bankrupt?” – Documentary screening. Adm. free.

Sunday 14 Dec
13:30-14:30 Workshop: Become a Bolivian Chef! – Cuñapes and Zonsos. EUR 5 for ingredients (pay at the door)
13:00-13:30 + 14:30-15:00: LET’S DANCE! Andean dancers performing their traditional dances. Adm. free

www.lasc.ie/content/yum-yum-bolivia-0

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 14 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Artist Roxana Manouchehri will guide participants in drawing and informal sketching based on a number of exercises, including line drawing, light and shadow, portraiture and perspective.

These are drop in sessions with free admission and booking is not required. Limited to 15 on first-come, first-served basis. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; pencils only.

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 14 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Christmas Storytelling Session – Print Museum

14:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

A Christmas Storytelling Session for 3-7 year olds, featuring “Christmas at the Toy Museum” by David Lucas will be in the Print Museum. Kids are welcome to bring one of their own toys, which they think would like to live in a Toy Museum.

Admission is free, but places are limited and will be allocated on first come, first served basis.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 14 Dec

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/

Gingerbread Village

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 14 Dec

Bewley’s Hotel, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Third Age Gingerbread Village will be in Bewley’s Hotel where people from three generations are taking part in a Gingerbread House decoration competition. I am not sure if YOU can take part in the competition, I would expect that the participants have been chosen, but you at least can watch them and admire their decorated Ginger Bread Houses!

This is a fun day for families. There will be childrens’ games, photo booth, face painting, colouring competition, cinema and a post box for Santa. Admission is free.

Third Age is a national voluntary organisation about older people, responding to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing Ireland. Third Age has a number of intergenerational programmes with an underlying philosophy of connectivity – connecting older people to their community, connecting migrants with Irish people and connecting the generations.

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 14 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday and admission is free.

During these workshops we explore paintings, sculpture and some of the architectural features of Charlemont House through discussion and drawing.

No booking is required although numbers may be limited.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/1249-sundaysketch

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 14 Dec

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

Col. Chris Hadfield – Book Signing

15:00, Sun 14 Dec

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

Astronaut (and former Commander) Col Chris Hadfield will be in Eason’s in Dundrum for a a signing of his new book “You Are Here”. Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/chris-hadfield-author-signing-eason-dundrum/

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

This is an opportunity to hold some history in your own hands instead of just watching it in a glass cabinet. Explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum Educators. This drop-in handling session is suitable for all ages. Admission is free. and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4534

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 14 Dec

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

Take a Trail: Viking Challenge

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 14 Dec

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Discover Viking Age Dublin. Find out what a warrior brought to his grave, where people lived and how to spot a real Viking sword, on this guided activity sheet trail of the Viking Ireland exhibition.

Admission is free and the tour is sutiable for ages 7+. Meet at Reception. No booking required, but places limited to 20 and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4535

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

Nova Collective – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 14 Dec

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

House Dublin is a restaurant and bar in Leeson Street. On Sundays the Nova Collective is playing in their Glass House from 17:00-19:00. Expect Jazz and Latin Bossa Nova. Admission is free.

housedublin.ie/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 14 Dec

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 14 Dec

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

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below).

This week’s line-up in short is The Quakers, Russell & The Glory Hoggs, Houdini, Aztec Jackal, Red Sail, The Fontaines, Desi&Cody.

www.facebook.com/events/489028387902880/

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

19:00, Sun 14 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 14 Dec

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This weekly Latin Music event will take place every Sunday. You will be able to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia and reggeaton. Live music, food tasting and free admission, what more could you want?

www.facebook.com/TrinityLatino

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 14 Dec

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

One Christmas Eve – Film Screening

19:30, Sun 14 Dec

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

One Christmas Eve, a Film by Anthony Lennon will be screened. Admission is free.

December 2002: As a bleak Christmas Eve dawns upon Dublin city, a young couple struggle to deal with an unwanted pregnancy. The cold day to come will lead them through many trials of betrayal and separation. All the while, the entire world holds its breath in expectation of an imminent US invasion of Iraq.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/one-christmas-eve-a-film-by-anthony-lennon/

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 14 Dec

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast is a free event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page (see link below).

This week, the Sunday Roast Christmas Party will take place and the line-up is: TouchWood, Kicking Bird, Red Kid, S.C.O.M, Created By Comets, Toy Soldier.

www.facebook.com/events/1499566760332981

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 14 Dec

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

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 14 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Jawbone Gig night in Sin É, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free. For the line-up check here www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 14 Dec

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

Rogério from the Brazilian dance project “Forró de Lampião” in Dublin tells me: Forró de Lampião is Brazilian music that has the same roots as Samba and there is a whole culture that has developed around “forro”. Every Sunday, free dance classes take place in the Grand Social (new loation!) and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 14 Dec

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 14 Dec

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 14 Dec

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

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Live Animal Crib

10:15, Mon 15 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Every year there is a crib with live animals outside Mansion House and this institution supported by the Irish Farmers Association is returning to Dawson Street again. It will run from 09-23 Dec.

Dawson Street doesn’t look very pretty this year due to the LUAS works there, but if you focus on the crib and ignore the street behind you you can nearly get into a Christmassy mood. ;-)

The animals don’t stay there for the whole time, but they will be brought back to the farm every evening and then back to the City Centre in the morning.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 15 Dec

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

Festive Family Fun Fair – Wolfe Tone Square

12:00, Mon 15 Dec

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Every day until 22 December a Festive Family Fun Fair will take place on Wolfe Tone Square.

There will be vintage amusement rides like a vintage style chairoplane, a mini carousel, a helter skelter slide and game stalls. Food stalls with crepes, grilled food, a chocolate fountain, hot drinks, sweets and steak sandwiches will keep the parents happy.

Admission to the Fun Fair is free, but I would expect that the amusements/rides are not free. Can someone please check and let me know (dublineventguide@gmail.com). Thanks! It also doesn’t say until what time in the evening that Fun Fair is open. Maybe it’s a secret. so be careful when you ask! :-D

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/festive-family-fun-fair-wolfe-tone-square/

MART Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Mon 15 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

At the MART Christmas Market you will be able to buy Art, Design, Craft, Knits/Fashion, Jewellery (all made by seller) and more. And you will also get Mulled Wine.

The market will run for thirteen days: On 06-07 December and then every day from 11 Dec until 21 Dec. Operning hours are 12:00-19:00

www.mart.ie/christmas-market/

www.facebook.com/events/303820619821284

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Mon 15 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 15 Dec

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/

Il paese dei giocattoli – Storytelling in Italian

16:00, Mon 15 Dec

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

L’Istituto Italiano di Cultura presentare “Il paese dei giocattoli” con Simona Roveda.

Rivolto a bambini di età da 4 a 6 anni.

Tratto dal libro omonimo di Tony Wolf, questo story telling ci porta dentro ad un viaggio, fatto di giochi dei bambini e di mondi fantastici, dove l’immaginazione del piccolo pubblico viene creata grazie a suoni, proiezioni, ombre e colori.

This event is in Italian, so if you/your child doesn’t understand the above, the event might not be suitable.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=611&citta=Dublino

Carols by Candlelight

18:00 – 19:00, Mon 15 Dec

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

“Carols by Candlelight” will be a Nine Lessons and Carols service that includes traditional and favourite carols. Admission is free, but places are limited.

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/christmas-carols-by-candlelight-2/

Candlelit Tales – Storytelling of Myths and Legends

19:30, Mon 15 Dec

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Candlelit Tales, a small group of storytellers, are running a weekly event until 15 December in The Stag’s Head (upstairs) to retell Irish myths and legends.

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/candlelittales

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 15 Dec

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 15 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 15 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Monday Echo is a weekly songwriter and poetry live showcase held on Mondays in the basement of The International Bar. Usually, the show has 3 songwriters and 3 poets who perform for roughly 20 minutes each. Admission is free.
The weekly line-up can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 15 Dec

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 15 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crafty Monday Sessions is an Open Mic night for acoustic singer/songwriters and original bands. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 15 Dec

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

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

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

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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 15 Dec

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 15 Dec

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

The Pyro Blues Executive – Gig

21:00, Mon 15 Dec

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Pyro Blues Executive play in the Leeson Lounge every Monday and admission is free.

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

Tuesday 16 Dec

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Live Animal Crib

10:15, Tue 16 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Every year there is a crib with live animals outside Mansion House and this institution supported by the Irish Farmers Association is returning to Dawson Street again. It will run from 09-23 Dec.

Dawson Street doesn’t look very pretty this year due to the LUAS works there, but if you focus on the crib and ignore the street behind you you can nearly get into a Christmassy mood. ;-)

The animals don’t stay there for the whole time, but they will be brought back to the farm every evening and then back to the City Centre in the morning.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 16 Dec

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 egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 16 Dec

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

Festive Family Fun Fair – Wolfe Tone Square

12:00, Tue 16 Dec

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Every day until 22 December a Festive Family Fun Fair will take place on Wolfe Tone Square.

There will be vintage amusement rides like a vintage style chairoplane, a mini carousel, a helter skelter slide and game stalls. Food stalls with crepes, grilled food, a chocolate fountain, hot drinks, sweets and steak sandwiches will keep the parents happy.

Admission to the Fun Fair is free, but I would expect that the amusements/rides are not free. Can someone please check and let me know (dublineventguide@gmail.com). Thanks! It also doesn’t say until what time in the evening that Fun Fair is open. Maybe it’s a secret. so be careful when you ask! :-D

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/festive-family-fun-fair-wolfe-tone-square/

MART Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Tue 16 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

At the MART Christmas Market you will be able to buy Art, Design, Craft, Knits/Fashion, Jewellery (all made by seller) and more. And you will also get Mulled Wine.

The market will run for thirteen days: On 06-07 December and then every day from 11 Dec until 21 Dec. Operning hours are 12:00-19:00

www.mart.ie/christmas-market/

www.facebook.com/events/303820619821284

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Tue 16 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

A History of Ireland in Objects – Festive Lunchtime Lecture

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 16 Dec

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

Fintan O’Toole (Journalist, Literary Editor, Irish Times) explores how artworks and objects reveal the paradoxes and complexities of collective identity and provoke important questions of our past. O’Toole will refer to his Irish Times series “A history of Ireland in 100 Objects”

To conclude the IMMA 2014 Talks programme, mince pies and coffee will be served.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236927.htm

Tempered Bodies and Standard Cadavers: Art and Anatomy from Vesalius to Erskine – Talk

16:00, Tue 16 Dec

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

The next lecture in the Medical Humanities 2014-15 Research Seminar Series will be

“Tempered Bodies and Standard Cadavers: Art and Anatomy from Vesalius to Erskine” by Dr Clare Guest (Department of Italian, TCD).

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014/2014-09-30medical_humanities_series.php

Lingua + Musica – Gig

19:00, Tue 16 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Lingua + Musica” is a celebration of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity with guests Moxie, Kila, Enda Reilly, Pauline Dupont.

Admission is free, but you have to reserve your tickets via the Eventbrite website here.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/lingua-musica-a-celebration-of-linguistics-cultural-diversity/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 16 Dec

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

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 16 Dec

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 16 Dec

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

The Plateau Sessions – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 16 Dec

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The next Plateau Sessions are featuring Propeller Palms and Ian James White.

The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that features some special guest acts from all over Ireland.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-plateau-sessions-w-propeller-palms-ian-james-white-more/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 16 Dec

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 16 Dec

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 16 Dec

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

Wednesday 17 Dec

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Live Animal Crib

10:15, Wed 17 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Every year there is a crib with live animals outside Mansion House and this institution supported by the Irish Farmers Association is returning to Dawson Street again. It will run from 09-23 Dec.

Dawson Street doesn’t look very pretty this year due to the LUAS works there, but if you focus on the crib and ignore the street behind you you can nearly get into a Christmassy mood. ;-)

The animals don’t stay there for the whole time, but they will be brought back to the farm every evening and then back to the City Centre in the morning.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 17 Dec

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

Festive Family Fun Fair – Wolfe Tone Square

12:00, Wed 17 Dec

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Every day until 22 December a Festive Family Fun Fair will take place on Wolfe Tone Square.

There will be vintage amusement rides like a vintage style chairoplane, a mini carousel, a helter skelter slide and game stalls. Food stalls with crepes, grilled food, a chocolate fountain, hot drinks, sweets and steak sandwiches will keep the parents happy.

Admission to the Fun Fair is free, but I would expect that the amusements/rides are not free. Can someone please check and let me know (dublineventguide@gmail.com). Thanks! It also doesn’t say until what time in the evening that Fun Fair is open. Maybe it’s a secret. so be careful when you ask! :-D

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/festive-family-fun-fair-wolfe-tone-square/

MART Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Wed 17 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

At the MART Christmas Market you will be able to buy Art, Design, Craft, Knits/Fashion, Jewellery (all made by seller) and more. And you will also get Mulled Wine.

The market will run for thirteen days: On 06-07 December and then every day from 11 Dec until 21 Dec. Operning hours are 12:00-19:00

www.mart.ie/christmas-market/

www.facebook.com/events/303820619821284

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Wed 17 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 17 Dec

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/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 17 Dec

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

Spanish Film Screening: La vida por delante

18:00, Wed 17 Dec

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

The next film in the Black & White film series is the 1958 film “La vida por delante”. It will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha95083_16_2.htm

Traditional Performance of the Child Ballads – Double Bill

18:45, Wed 17 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The performance of the ballads by Francis J Child continues, but because last week’s concert had to be postponed, this week there will be a double bill.

Four of Ireland’s finest traditional singers will perform over twenty songs:

18:45-19:45: Sandra Joyce and Hammy Hamilton
20:00-21:00: Róisín Gaffney and Fergus Russell

The project follows on from the 2013 research and performance project based on the Child Ballad Collection at the NLI – a collection of traditional songs collected by the American collector Francis J Child in England and Scotland between 1882 and 1898.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Tig Linn Christmas Charity Busk

19:00, Wed 17 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Irish-African Band “Tig Linn” will play in Whelan’s and admission is free (donations are appreciated). Tig Linn are really good and I’d say you like them too!!

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/tig-linn-christmas-charity-busk/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 17 Dec

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Basement Session – Sweeney’s

20:00, Wed 17 Dec

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Basement Session in Sweeney’s feature a whole range of bands and performers. Admission is free, but all proceeds and donations go to the Simon Community, so you are encouraged to give plentiful.

The line-up is Graham MC Clean, Steve & Alan’s acoustic session, Joey Gavin, The 68′s, MEGACONE

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 17 Dec

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 17 Dec

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 17 Dec

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

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 17 Dec

Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

The next Inn Jokes Comedy club with MC and comedian Colm O’Regan takes place on 17 Dec. The line-up is Colum McDonnell from Irish Pictorial Weekly, James Goldsbury and Gerry McBride from Waterford Whispers.

www.innjokes.com/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 17 Dec

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

Every Wednesday 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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 17 Dec

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 17 Dec

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 18 Dec

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 18 Dec

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

Crow Black Chicken – Gig

10:00, Thu 18 Dec

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Rhythm & Blues / Rock ‘n’ Roll band Crow Black Chicken will perform in Sweeney’s and admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Live Animal Crib

10:15, Thu 18 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Every year there is a crib with live animals outside Mansion House and this institution supported by the Irish Farmers Association is returning to Dawson Street again. It will run from 09-23 Dec.

Dawson Street doesn’t look very pretty this year due to the LUAS works there, but if you focus on the crib and ignore the street behind you you can nearly get into a Christmassy mood. ;-)

The animals don’t stay there for the whole time, but they will be brought back to the farm every evening and then back to the City Centre in the morning.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 18 Dec

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 18 Dec

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

Festive Family Fun Fair – Wolfe Tone Square

12:00, Thu 18 Dec

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Every day until 22 December a Festive Family Fun Fair will take place on Wolfe Tone Square.

There will be vintage amusement rides like a vintage style chairoplane, a mini carousel, a helter skelter slide and game stalls. Food stalls with crepes, grilled food, a chocolate fountain, hot drinks, sweets and steak sandwiches will keep the parents happy.

Admission to the Fun Fair is free, but I would expect that the amusements/rides are not free. Can someone please check and let me know (dublineventguide@gmail.com). Thanks! It also doesn’t say until what time in the evening that Fun Fair is open. Maybe it’s a secret. so be careful when you ask! :-D

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/festive-family-fun-fair-wolfe-tone-square/

MART Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 18 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

At the MART Christmas Market you will be able to buy Art, Design, Craft, Knits/Fashion, Jewellery (all made by seller) and more. And you will also get Mulled Wine.

The market will run for thirteen days: On 06-07 December and then every day from 11 Dec until 21 Dec. Operning hours are 12:00-19:00

www.mart.ie/christmas-market/

www.facebook.com/events/303820619821284

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 22:00, Thu 18 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Are Famines a Thing of the Past? – Talk

12:45 – 14:15, Thu 18 Dec

TASC, 14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

TASC (Think-tank for Action on Social Change) are inviting to a lunchtime seminar entitled “Are Famines a Thing of the Past?” with Prof Cormac O’Grada (School of Economics, UCD).

You are explicitly invited to bring your lunch to the seminar and eat it during the seminar.

Admission is free.

www.tasc.ie/events/2014/12/18/tasc-lunchtime-seminar-professor-cormac-ograda-are/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 18 Dec

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 egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Knockanstockan Xmas Show 2014

19:30, Thu 18 Dec

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Knockanstockan, the yearly music festival at the Blessington Lakes in Wicklow (on 24+25 July 2015) are inviting to a Christmas Show.

The line-up will be electronic duo Contour, songwriter Rebecca Collins, four-piece Mama Kasbah and psychedelic-rock act Vernon Jane and they will be followed by DJs.

Admission is free, but the event is ticketed and tickets are available from the website below (go to the TICKETS section).

knockanstockan.ie/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 18 Dec

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

No Spill Blood – Gig

20:00, Thu 18 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

No Spill Blood will play in Whelan’s. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-no-spill-blood/

We Raise Bears – Gig

20:00, Thu 18 Dec

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

2-piece band “We Raise Bears” from Dublin is performing in the Workman’s Club. Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/we-raise-bears-2/

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 18 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 18 Dec

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 18 Dec

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

Mid-Term Break – Gig

22:00, Thu 18 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

6-piece Party Band “Mid-Term Break” will play in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-mid-term-break-2/

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 19 Dec

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

Christmas Kingdom – St. Anne’s Park

10:00 – 20:00, Fri 19 Dec

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

Christmas Kingdom is a new Christmas event by Dublin City Council.

There is lots of entertainment for kids, but most attractions are not free (e.g. a Christmas circus, the North Pole play area, a festive train, face painters, balloons and children entertainments.

The free element of Christmas Kindom is a Live Crib and a market area consisting of 14 stalls selling food and crafts.

Initially it will open every weekend Fri 14:00-20:00 & Sat/Sun from 10:00 to 20:00. From 19-23 Dec the market will be open daily from 10:00-20:00 and will then continue until 04 Jan.

Live Animal Crib

10:15, Fri 19 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Every year there is a crib with live animals outside Mansion House and this institution supported by the Irish Farmers Association is returning to Dawson Street again. It will run from 09-23 Dec.

Dawson Street doesn’t look very pretty this year due to the LUAS works there, but if you focus on the crib and ignore the street behind you you can nearly get into a Christmassy mood. ;-)

The animals don’t stay there for the whole time, but they will be brought back to the farm every evening and then back to the City Centre in the morning.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Fri 19 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

After a super long Christmas Market in Dun Laoghaire last year that reached into January, this year the market is significantly shorter and also only open at weekends.

The opening times are every day from 11:00-19:00 and the market is open on these 13 days

Sat+Sun 29-30 Nov / Fri-Sun 05-07 Dec / Fri-Sun 12-14 Dec / Fri-Tues 19-23 Dec

The special events during the Christmas Period are
+ Sun 14 Dec: Santa Hat Record in aid of Barnardos
+ Sat 20 Dec: Lantern Procession & Festival Fireworks

www.dlrevents.ie/dlcf14_main.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 19 Dec

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 19 Dec

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

Festive Family Fun Fair – Wolfe Tone Square

12:00, Fri 19 Dec

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Every day until 22 December a Festive Family Fun Fair will take place on Wolfe Tone Square.

There will be vintage amusement rides like a vintage style chairoplane, a mini carousel, a helter skelter slide and game stalls. Food stalls with crepes, grilled food, a chocolate fountain, hot drinks, sweets and steak sandwiches will keep the parents happy.

Admission to the Fun Fair is free, but I would expect that the amusements/rides are not free. Can someone please check and let me know (dublineventguide@gmail.com). Thanks! It also doesn’t say until what time in the evening that Fun Fair is open. Maybe it’s a secret. so be careful when you ask! :-D

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/festive-family-fun-fair-wolfe-tone-square/

MART Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 19 Dec

The MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

At the MART Christmas Market you will be able to buy Art, Design, Craft, Knits/Fashion, Jewellery (all made by seller) and more. And you will also get Mulled Wine.

The market will run for thirteen days: On 06-07 December and then every day from 11 Dec until 21 Dec. Operning hours are 12:00-19:00

www.mart.ie/christmas-market/

www.facebook.com/events/303820619821284

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 22:00, Fri 19 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 19 Dec

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 19 Dec

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

Workman’s Club Christmas Party

20:00, Fri 19 Dec

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“little xs for eyes” and Daithi will be the line-up at the Workman’s Club Christmas Party. Admission is free.

www.theworkmansclub.com/

12 bands for Christmas

21:00, Fri 19 Dec

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Sweeney’s is celebrating their 12 Bands for Christmas with 12 of Ireland’s hottest new acts taking to the stage over 3 nights; Friday 05, 12 and 19 Dec.

Each night will feature 4 acts and and a different charity to raise awareness and some much needed funds for the charity.

On 19 December, the line-up is: Cocaine Ponytail, Fox Jaw, The Vincent(s), Bagels and the charity is Teen Line Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 19 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

“Electric Fridays with DUB” is a weekly gig/open mic night in the basement of The International Bar. Admission is free.

Musicians, artists, bands who want to play a 25 min set should contact the organisers via the Facebook page below. A PA and some equipment is available.

www.facebook.com/dubgoeselectric

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 19 Dec

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 19 Dec

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 and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152000572877753

Interskalactic – Ska Gig

22:00, Fri 19 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

10-piece old school Jamaican Ska Band Interskalactic will play in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-interskalactic-5/

Tetratonic Quartet – Jazz Gig

22:00, Fri 19 Dec

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

Jazz band Tetatronic Quartet will be playing in Mother Reilly’s and admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

21+26 December

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays (or this month on St. Stephen’s Day) during the month. In December there will be 2 walks. 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

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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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!

Drink Driving in Ireland…with judges permission!

Irish judges are very very strange creatures and really seem to be soooo far removed from “right” that you wonder if “justice” is a term that should ever be mentioned in connection with the Irish court system.

Judge Sean MacBride in Monaghan District Court is seemingly one of these odd judges that bring the whole legal system into disrepute. He is certainly a controversial judge and if you do a search for his name on Google, you find the weirdest events in court to which his name is attached to.

Last week he made the inspired (NOT!) decision that a 26 year old man who was driving while drunk, caused a small accident and drove without insurance should get away with it without it with the tiny penalty of EUR 500 for careless driving.

How did it come to that? Well, in Ireland it seems to be normal to handcuff people that are arrested even if they are completely harmless. For example Paul Begley, who was sentenced to six years in prison because he declared garlic from China as apples and therefore committed tax fraud, but who seems to be a entirely un-dangerous person was handcuffed to and from his court appearances as can be seen here.

It could be seen as considerably more risky to leave a drunken person un-handcuffed because we all have heard of or even experienced how an initially harmless drunk can turn into an uncontrollable and dangerous animal. With this in mind the Garda who arrested the 26 year old in Monaghan put hand-cuffs on him when he arrested him. (His alcohol level seemingly was FIVE times higher than permitted.)

In his questionable wisdom Judge Sean MacBride decided that because hand-cuffs were put on this man, the drink driving charge should be dismissed. And in essence he indicated with that that wearing metal bracelets for a few minutes was a bigger problem than driving a car dangerously drunk and with no insurance.

The ruling was based on a Supreme Court decision that said hand cuffing a driver infringes his rights unfairly. It is the Supreme Court, sure, so lower level judges don’t want to get into trouble over it, but luckily, another judge (Judge Niall Fennelly in Cork) had more backbone in a different case than our judge in Monaghan.

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