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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 24,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

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The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 23 September 2017:


Dublin Event Guide 536: Canalaphonic, Canal Bank Market, Dublin Flea Market, People’s Art Exhibition, Probe – Culture Night for Research

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 536 | 22 September 2017

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

Culture Night was GREAT! It is such a brilliant event and I really hope that you all had a chance to go to it as well. So many events, so many people, such a great atmosphere.

But there is always also a downside of a Thursday or Friday event because it has the risk of impacting the Dublin Event Guide completion. Last night I was out from 17:00-00:00 and these 7 hours could have done wonders to this week’s Event Guide. Nevertheless, it is completed now and I hope you will forgive me for having a great Culture Night. ;-)

Luckily a I got some donations again last week, so that the outstanding amount was reduced to EUR 100, but now it is getting super tight again. Only 7 days left before the months is out and EUR 100 need to be found. If you can, please help via PayPal here even if you only have a few Euro, everything counts!! I have also added another way for donations if you prefer to use your credit card via GoFundMe here.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

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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 I will neither have a video nor a quote in this Feel Good Slot. Instead I will tell you about a book that I came across and that I definitely recommend. The book is called “The 5 Second Rule : The Surprisingly Simple Way to Live, Love, and Speak with Courage” by Mel Robbins and is explaining and teaching how to overcome procrastination and help you to be a happier and more decisive person with a very single 5-4-3-2-1 count down rule whenever you come to a decision making point.

You can get it from Bookdespository here. There is also a TEDx talk by Mel Robbins that was seen by more than 10mio people here. And I discovered that the Audiobook is also currently on YouTube. I am sure that that is not legally there, so it might disappear soon. Chek it out while it is still there by searching for “Mel Robbins audiobook”.

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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 guarantee 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.

After the absolute highlight of the year this Friday, which is Culture Night, it is difficult to follow that. BUT Dublin is always busy in a good way and so I did find a few events again that I would suggest to you (and that I will go to).

Canalaphonic and the Canal Bank Market is one of them, then I recommend Sculpture in Context in the Botanic Gardens for a nice weather day and it is the last chance to see the current Science Gallery Exhibition SOUND CHECK.

The Dublin Flea Market and the People’s Art Exhibition is also happening, so lots to do!!

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Newmarket Square News

Here is an update on the development at Newmarket Square and from reading this article, I get the impression that the two sides talk about COMPLETELY different things. The current Flea Market and other markets are largely indoor with SOME outdoor element. But since we are in Ireland, this often is not the most comfortable place to be for a market trader or a buyer, so without the large proportion of indoor space, we suddenly we a completely different type of market.

The developer seems to think though that outdoor is all that is needed and that he is completely safeguarding the existence of the markets. A perfect example where both sides have not managed yet to make the other side understand their points!

Read it here: www.fora.ie/dublin-canal-market-planning-3605669-Sep2017/

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Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our new sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia_wk38

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.

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

07 Sept – 20 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Callum Innes – Paintings – Kerlin Gallery

08 Sept – 14 Oct

Kerlin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, Dublin 2

This is a solo exhibition of new work by artist Callum Innes. The exhibition presents new paintings on aluminium, oil painting on linen and pastel works on paper.

www.kerlingallery.com/

Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War – National Gallery

08 Sept – 10 Dec

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Prints and drawings by German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) will be shown for the first time in the National Gallery of Ireland. “Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War” will give the Irish public an opportunity to discover this important woman artist who created almost 300 prints, around 20 sculptures and some 1,450 drawings during her long career. 38 prints and drawings from the rich collection of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany will be shown. Kollwitz’s work reminds us of the horror and ultimate futility of war.

www.nationalgallery.ie/

Build Hope in the City – Exhibition

11 September – 01 October

St. Stephen’s Green Park

This is an outdoor exhibition called ‘Build Hope in the City’ that gives you a taste of urban living in three other cities – Nairobi, Port-au-Prince and Dhaka.

For the first time in history, more than half the world’s people live in cities. This exhibition documents the reality of urban life for some of the world’s poorest communities and how Concern supports them in the capital cities of three of the countries we work
in – Kenya, Haiti and Bangladesh.

www.facebook.com/events/170379526844822

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 23 Sep

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 23 Sep

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 23 Sep

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 23 Sep

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 23 Sep

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 23 Sep

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Sep

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 Sep

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 23 Sep

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2017.

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

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

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 23 Sep

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 23 Sep

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/

Intercultural Tour in Mandarin – Chester Beatty Library

11:00, Sat 23 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Mandarin Language with Community Ambassador Vicky Wang will take place on Saturday.

Meeting point is the atrium of the Library. Admission is free.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art 2017″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

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

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

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

www.peoplesart.ie/

Terenure Bushy Park Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Sep

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Bushy Park Market is taking place every weekk. The market has more than 30 stalls, offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment

11:00 – 14:00, Sat 23 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Eye Contact Experiment is an event where you sit across another person and make eye contact for one full minute with that random stranger who is another participant in the experiment. The goal is to “rebuild our sense of shared humanity”.

The event in Dublin will take place in St. Stephen’s Green and meeting point is at the top of Grafton Street across from St. Stephen’s Green.

Admission is free. More than 850 people have declared that they will go and more than 3500 people are interested in this event. Not all of them are in Dublin, but MANY are!

www.facebook.com/events/1918005275139273

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 23 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Thomas House Vinyl Market

11:30 – 17:00, Sat 23 Sep

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A big Vinyl record market is taking place in Thomas House and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/271208930055196

Canal Bank Market Fair

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Sep

Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8

As part of the Canalaphonic Festival, the Canal Bank Market Fair will be back this Saturday and Sunday.

There will be hot drinks, baked goods, art & craft, fashion, accessories, vinyl records and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/125854528054576

Canalaphonic Music and Culture Festival

12:00 – 02:00, Sat 23 Sep

Rathmines, Dublin 6

Canalaphonic is a festival with music, cultural activities a market and kids entertainment. The festival will run from Friday 22 until Sunday 24 September and will happen in Portobello, Rathmines, Ranelagh and in The Vaults in Harcourt Street.

The main music events are on Saturday with a long list below and there is also the Canalaphonic Market on Portobello Harbour Square.

+ Swan Leisure from 12:00: Midday Zumba, Gin ‘N’ Juice
+ Swan Plaza Stage from 14:00: Mutefish, Dasha Dag
+ Rathmines Library (14:30-16;00): Stephen James Smith, Davina Brady & John Cummins, Tobin & Boyle
+ Cafe Moda from 15:00: Curtis Walsh, Melvin, Miriam Donohue
+ Alan Hanna’s Bookshop from 15:00: Grainne Hunt Music, Mikey McDonnell Music, Laura Keane
+ The Bowery – Emerald Haze Takeover
Early Show 16:00-20:00: Rock The Bowery with Sub Motion, Vulpynes, Slouch, Bayonets
Late Show from 20:00: Beyond The Ninth Wave, Malthusian, From The Bogs Of Aughiska, Raum Kingdom, Destriers, Wolff
+ Copan: Word Up Collective, Tebi Rex, DJ R3B, JyellowL, Anti-One, Sequence
+ Blackbird: Dreaming of Jupiter, TBA
+ Slattery’s: Jackeen, Junior Brother, Melanie Malone, Leila Jane
+ Rody Bolands: The Skatuesques
+ Mother Reilly’s: Marcas Carcas and the Trail Gang, Roisin El Cherif, Kolumbus, JaXon

The list is a little difficult to read, but that’s what I found! Check out the Facebook Page below to find more tidbits of information

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/160373477876834

Flea for Choice – Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Sep

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Flea for Choice is a flea market to raise funds for the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC). It takes place on Saturday in The Workman’s Club on Wellington Quay (enter through Bison Bar).

There will be second hand clothes, handmade jewellery, graphic t-shirts, prints, stationary, original pro-choice merch and more.

Admission is NOT free! There is an admission charge of EUR 1, but I have decided to include the rare few events that charge that little despite the “for free events” in the Dublin Event Guide title.

www.facebook.com/events/1253395924766535

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Sep

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/

Oktoberfest 2017

12:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 14 Sept – 01 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

There are “Themed Nights” on Monday (“Industry”), on Tuesday (“Pink Tuesday” for the LGBT* community) and on Wednesday (“Whacky Wednesday”) and there is dodgy but authentic ;-) Bavarian Music every evening in the festival tent. The food is also authentic and delicious (at least for a German like me). The beer is not cheap but you expected that. 1 Litre costs EUR 12 and 0.5 Litre is EUR 6.50

Opening hours are Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:30+17:30-23:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people) to the Festival Tent. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. There are changes to the opening hours (much more restricted) and the admission system (admission charge on Friday and Saturday evening).

Admission is free apart from the evening slot on Friday and Saturday when admission costs EUR 10 and that includes a EUR 5 meal voucher. This is a big change from previous years when admission was always free, but a meal voucher had to be bought after 22:00. The (nonsensical!!) meal voucher system still applies from Sunday until Thursday after 22:00: If you want to buy beer after 22:00 you will have to have a wristband which you will only get if you have paid for a meal for EUR 6. This is allegedly due to licensing laws. Why nonsensical? Firstly because nobody checks if you actually ate the meal. Then nobody checks who you buy the beer for once you have a wristband and thirdly because no pub makes you buy a meal voucher.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Phibsborough Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Sep

The Back Page, 199 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

The Back Page Pub in Phibsborough is running a Flea Market on Saturday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/154950818421338

SOUND CHECK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the last Satrurday of the exhibition:

The exhibition “SOUND CHECK” (09 June – 24 September) in the Science Gallery is looking the influence sound has on our life. THe exhibition looks at lots of interesting ways to create sound.

It is highly interactive exhibition with lots of oppoertunities to create sound/make noise. Some of the main exhibits are a big sound pinball table, a synthesiser on a bike, musical swings, a room full of Moog Synthesiser equipment, a Uranium controlled Xylophone and there are fice “Sonic Bikes” that you cyn pre-book and loan out for a 1 hour guided tour in Dublin.

The exhibition is suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part and nobody will be bored.

Use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/soundcheck/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 23 Sep

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/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 23 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Saturday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 14:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Sundays at 15:00

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Chester Beatty’s Biblical Papyri – Tour

14:00, Sat 23 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Chester Beatty’s Biblical Papyri” with guide Dr Kurt Kullmann will take place.

Admission is free.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Dublin Dodge Ball Open Day

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Sep

YMCA Gym, 53 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Would you like to try a new fun sport that is also competitive and good your wellbeing? The Dublin Dodgeball Club has an Open Day where you can take part in a two-hour dodgeball session. Play with some of the mixed, women’s and men’s Irish national squad and if you have never tried it before, you will get all the explanations there.

Afterwards there will be drinks in the Long Stone pub from 20:30. You have to be over 18 years of age.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/119769642018952

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 23 Sep

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/events/

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 23 Sep

Irish National War Memorial Gardens, off South Circular Road, Dublin, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

A free guided tour will take place at the National War Memorial at Islandbridge every Saturday at 14:00 from March until the end of October.

The tour will focus on World War I, in which so many Irishmen died. You will also hear about the main features of the gardens at this tour.

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00 (next to the Trinity College Boat Club). For further information and to check that it is taking place, contact 01-8155914 (Farmleigh House).

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36801,en.html

Ska Fest: Bionic Rats / Fitzafrenics / Skatuesques – Gigs

17:00, Sat 23 Sep

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

The Harbour Bar is running a Ska Fest from Thursday until Sunday. On Saturday the line-up is:

+ 17:00-18:15 Mr Upfull feat. Aminah
+ 18:30-20:00 The Skatuesques
+ 20:30-22:00 The Fitzafrenics
+ 22:45-00:00 The Bionic Rats

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ska-fest-the-bionic-rats-more

Canalaphonic Music and Culture Festival in Whelan’s

18:00, Sat 23 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelan’s is a little further away from Rathmines and Portobello, but they also contribute to the Canalaphonic Festival with the following line-up on Saturday:

Main Venue
18;00 Caz9 – Electro Pop
20:00 Tanjier – Alt Electro Pop
21:00 Synk – Progressive
22;00 Vernon Jane
———————–
Upstairs:
21:00 Molly Sterling – Singer songwriter
22:00 Ross Breen – Singer Songwriter
23:00 Mongrel State – Rockabilly to Rock, Latin-American grooves and Cinematic Western Scores.
00:00 Rob Walsh – Singer Songwriter
01:00 Chancer – Instrumental math/post rock, heft

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/canalaphonic-3/

Bowery Live for Canalaphonic

20:00, Sat 23 Sep

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

I already have mentioned this in the main Canalaphonic listing, but here are the bands in the Bowery separately:

Wolff / Emerald Haze / Malthusian / From The Bogs Of Aughiska / Raum Kingdom / Destriers

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 23 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Mutefish – Gig

21:00, Sat 23 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Mutefish, the international band that started as hard working buskers in Temple Bar, fuse the musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences and create an amazingly powerful sound that fascinates most.

They will play a gig in Sin E and admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/mutefish/

Woodsey – Gig

23:30, Sat 23 Sep

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Portehousse-regular “Woodsey” will play a gig on Saturday.

Admission is free.

theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Great Dublin Bike Ride – Not free!

07:00, Sun 24 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

This event is not free and sold out now, so mentioning it here is more a warning about the traffic impact than a suggestion to take part: On Sunday the Great Dublin Bike Ride will take place. Cyclists can go for a 60km or a 100km route. The start line is at the junction of Church Street and Arran Quay and the finish will be at Smithfield Plaza. Up to 6000 cyclists will take part and the routes can be seen here: www.greatdublinbikeride.ie/routes/
(The cost of tickets was a significant EUR 50 for the 100km route and EUR 33 for the 60km route.)

Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 Sep

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Sep

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Sep

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Magazine Fort – FOUR Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 Sep

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

Finally since last year, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October 2016. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours with a reduced schedule over the winter. And since 02 April there will be tours again every Friday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 + 15:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 24 Sep

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/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 24 Sep

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Children’s Art Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 24 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Sunday (with a few exceptions) an art workshop takes place for children from 6-11 years of age. Admission is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The themes for the workshop are:
24 September: Paint an Autumn Scene
01 October: Visit Pumpkins in the Walled Garden
08 October: Seed Collecting in Ashtown Demesne
15 October: Medieval Life

phoenixpark.ie/event/childrens-art-cart/?instance_id=15

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Sep

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

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

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2008139826140957

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Sep

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Malaysian Fest 2017

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Sep

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Malaysian Festival on Meeting House Square is a showcase of Malaysian culture through performances, interactive booths, exhibitions and Malaysian cuisine.

Traditional and modern performances such as Malay Zapin Dance, Indian Bollywood Dance and Chinese Lion Dance will be presented on that day. There will also be game and handicraft booths´where you can get involved.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/494145707620151

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 24 Sep

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times this year the “People’s Art 2017″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

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

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

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

www.peoplesart.ie/

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 24 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery is running a series of free themed family drop-in workshops from 11:30-13:30 every Sunday.

Inspired by the collection and the exhibitions in the National Gallery, these workshops are suitable for all ages from approx. 18 months to age 8. You can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as works for you.

The space will be divided by age and ability, and each child will be encouraged by Artist and NGI Education Assistant Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire and the week’s guest artist to create their own work on the week’s theme.

Admission is free and no booking required. Numbers are limited to 40 people at any one time but you can drop in and out whenever it suits you and as long as there is still space. Children have to be supervised at all times. The event takes place in the Atrium.

This week’s theme is: The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-workshop-marriage-strongbow-and-aoife

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 24 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 24 Sep

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/

Bray Vintage & Classic Car Show

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Sep

Coffee Delights, IDA Business park, Bray, Co. Dublin

A Vintage and Classic Car show takes place in Bray on Sunday. There will be cars, trucks, bikes and tractors and the family fun day will come with raffle, music, facepainting and more.

Admission is free, donations for their chosen charity are welcome. Leave the N11 at Exit 7 to reach the location.

www.facebook.com/events/1574621662568228

Canal Bank Market Fair

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Sep

Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8

As part of the Canalaphonic Festival, the Canal Bank Market Fair will be back this Saturday and Sunday.

There will be hot drinks, baked goods, art & craft, fashion, accessories, vinyl records and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/125854528054576

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 24 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Oktoberfest 2017

12:00 – 22:30, Sun 24 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 14 Sept – 01 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

There are “Themed Nights” on Monday (“Industry”), on Tuesday (“Pink Tuesday” for the LGBT* community) and on Wednesday (“Whacky Wednesday”) and there is dodgy but authentic ;-) Bavarian Music every evening in the festival tent. The food is also authentic and delicious (at least for a German like me). The beer is not cheap but you expected that. 1 Litre costs EUR 12 and 0.5 Litre is EUR 6.50

Opening hours are Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:30+17:30-23:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people) to the Festival Tent. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. There are changes to the opening hours (much more restricted) and the admission system (admission charge on Friday and Saturday evening).

Admission is free apart from the evening slot on Friday and Saturday when admission costs EUR 10 and that includes a EUR 5 meal voucher. This is a big change from previous years when admission was always free, but a meal voucher had to be bought after 22:00. The (nonsensical!!) meal voucher system still applies from Sunday until Thursday after 22:00: If you want to buy beer after 22:00 you will have to have a wristband which you will only get if you have paid for a meal for EUR 6. This is allegedly due to licensing laws. Why nonsensical? Firstly because nobody checks if you actually ate the meal. Then nobody checks who you buy the beer for once you have a wristband and thirdly because no pub makes you buy a meal voucher.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Quidditch – Open Training

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 24 Sep

Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin 3

An Open Quidditch training is taking place. It is a training for students on freshers week, but even if you are not a student or not a fresher, you are also invited to take part. Just bring sports shoes and water.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/130938417645275

SOUND CHECK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Very last day of Sound Check!!! Your last chance…for ever!

The exhibition “SOUND CHECK” (09 June – 24 September) in the Science Gallery is looking the influence sound has on our life. THe exhibition looks at lots of interesting ways to create sound.

It is highly interactive exhibition with lots of oppoertunities to create sound/make noise. Some of the main exhibits are a big sound pinball table, a synthesiser on a bike, musical swings, a room full of Moog Synthesiser equipment, a Uranium controlled Xylophone and there are fice “Sonic Bikes” that you cyn pre-book and loan out for a 1 hour guided tour in Dublin.

The exhibition is suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part and nobody will be bored.

Use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/soundcheck/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature the Esposito Quartet with Mia Cooper, Anna Cashel (violins), Joachim Roewer (viola), William Butt (cello).

www.hughlane.ie

Dublin Parkour and Freerunning Jam

13:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Sep

DART Station, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A Parkour Freerunning Meet up/Jam will happen in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday and all ages and all levels are invited. The event is explicitly beginner friendly and there will be coaches to help and give advise. An open discussion about parkour training and the recent developments and about setting up a national governing body for Parkour/freerunning in Ireland will be part of the event.

The times on the Facebook Events page say that the event will take place at 01:00, but I assume the person setting it up really meant 13:00 and was just a little confused by clocks. The organisers will be at the DART station in Dun Laoghaire from 13:00-13:15 and will then move to Dun Laoghaire Pier (East or West? More confusion! I assume it is the East pier.)

Admission? Not sure!! I would guess that the meet up is free, but can’t be 100% sure.

www.facebook.com/events/460099501041597

Fire At Sea/Fuocoammare – Film Screening

13:30, Sun 24 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Gianfranco Rosi’s movie Fuocoammare/Fire At Sea (2016, 114 min) is an incisive, poignant and deeply moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it. The film was the winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2016. It will be screened on Sunday in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1867-screeningtoan

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 24 Sep

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

The cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Among those buried there are Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly and Thomas Clarke. This tour every Sunday will focus on the context of the Rising and explore in detail the wording of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

No booking necessary. The meeting point is inside the cemetery gates.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 24 Sep

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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 24 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Intercultural Tour in Japanese – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 24 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese Language with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Music in the Bandstand – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

There will be Jazz Music on the Bandstand at Farmleigh House with the Carole Nelson Quintet.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,38084,en.html

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Sep

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 24 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday in the Hugh Lane Gallery and admission is free.

Families are invited to explore and respond together the gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or use the drawing materials provided. There will be a different topic every week and all topics until 28 Jan are listed on the website below.

Admission is free and no booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/1787-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub

Irish at World War I – Tour

14:15 – 15:00, Sun 24 Sep

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

Take part in this public tour of “Recovered Voices” and “Soldiers & Chiefs” and explore the experience of Irish men and women during World War I.

Admission is free and no booking required, but places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for Adults & Children 12+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3403

Excellent Equinox: Marvellous Mace Head – Drop-in activity

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 24 Sep

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Drop-in to the museum to take a closer look at the mysterious flint mace head found in the ancient Stone Age passage tomb of Knowth Co. Meath and make your own mace head souvenir to take home.

Admission is free. Suitable from Age 8.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3365

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 24 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 15:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Saturdays at 14:00

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Merry Christmas in the Baron’s Hall – Art Talk

15:00 – 15:30, Sun 24 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a pop-up talk in front of Daniel Maclise’s “Merry Christmas in the Baron’s Hall”, led by Marie Pike. Meet in Room 46.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/merry-christmas-barons-hall

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 Sep

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

The Sunday Melt Sessions – Gigs

15:00 – 21:00, Sun 24 Sep

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

The Sunday Melt Sessions in the Mezz is a whole afternoon of bands, acoustic acts, spoken word, DJs and more. The line up is available via the FB Event Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/The-Sunday-Melt-Sessions-346120635802354/

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 18:30, Sun 24 Sep

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the weekly Bal Folk Dance Sessions.

And if you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry! Workshops are provided and admission is free, but a donation of EUR 5 is suggested.

Find out more details on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/281117809057309

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 24 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Blues Got Soul, a four-piece blues band from Dublin is performing the music of the founding fathers of blues and blues masters in the International Bar every Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Ska Fest: Rebel Souls / Reggulators / Catch a Fire

17:15, Sun 24 Sep

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

The Harbour Bar is running a Ska Fest from Thursday until Sunday. On Sunday the line-up is:

+ 17:15-18:45 Catch A Fire
+ 19:15-20:45 The Reggultaors
+ 21:15-23:00 The Rebel Souls

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ska-fest-the-rebel-souls-more

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 24 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 24 Sep

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 24 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 24 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 24 Sep

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

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 or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

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

Canalaphonic Music and Culture Festival in Whelan’s

20:00, Sun 24 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelan’s is a little further away from Rathmines and Portobello, but they also contribute to the Canalaphonic Festival with the following line-up on Sunday:

Main Venue
20;00 Military Road – Indie
21:00 Scoops – rock/pop indie
22:00 Jem Mitchell – Singer/songwriter
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Upstairs:
21:00 Beef Supreme – 7 piece folkabilly acoustic rock
22:00 The Dublin Blues Cartel – Blues, RnB, Classic Rock, Swing, Soul

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/canalaphonic-4/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 24 Sep

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 24 Sep

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 24 Sep

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

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 24 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-32/

Monday 25 Sep

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Cancer Week Ireland

10:00, Mon 25 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Cancer Week Ireland is a week from 25 Sept until 01 October full of talks, information days, but also plays and Open Days about Cancer, Cancer Screening, Cancer Treatment and Cancer Research. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

cancerweek.ie/events

Positive Ageing Week 2017

10:00, Mon 25 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Positive Ageing Week 2017 takes place from 25 Sept until 01 Oct. There will be approx. 100 events in Dublin and the events range from Computer Training and a variety of talks via Coffee Mornings and Singalongs to guided tours in venues like the GPO.

Many events are free, but not all. Find a complete list of all Dublin events via the link below.

When it comes to “older age” related events nobody wants to write down a “starting age” from when you belong to that group out of fear to miscategorise people. So it seems that “older age” is based on a self-categorisation. So this event is for you if you FEEL older OR if you are not really older yet but have plenty of years on the counter and some of the events interest you. ;-)

www.ageaction.ie/events?field_county_value=Dublin

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 25 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 25 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest 2017

12:00 – 23:30, Mon 25 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 14 Sept – 01 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

There are “Themed Nights” on Monday (“Industry”), on Tuesday (“Pink Tuesday” for the LGBT* community) and on Wednesday (“Whacky Wednesday”) and there is dodgy but authentic ;-) Bavarian Music every evening in the festival tent. The food is also authentic and delicious (at least for a German like me). The beer is not cheap but you expected that. 1 Litre costs EUR 12 and 0.5 Litre is EUR 6.50

Opening hours are Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:30+17:30-23:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people) to the Festival Tent. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. There are changes to the opening hours (much more restricted) and the admission system (admission charge on Friday and Saturday evening).

Admission is free apart from the evening slot on Friday and Saturday when admission costs EUR 10 and that includes a EUR 5 meal voucher. This is a big change from previous years when admission was always free, but a meal voucher had to be bought after 22:00. The (nonsensical!!) meal voucher system still applies from Sunday until Thursday after 22:00: If you want to buy beer after 22:00 you will have to have a wristband which you will only get if you have paid for a meal for EUR 6. This is allegedly due to licensing laws. Why nonsensical? Firstly because nobody checks if you actually ate the meal. Then nobody checks who you buy the beer for once you have a wristband and thirdly because no pub makes you buy a meal voucher.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 25 Sep

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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 25 Sep

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!

Thomas Ashe: his life and legacy – Talk

18:00, Mon 25 Sep

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the death of Thomas Ashe who participated in the Easter Rising, Cormac Moore (Historian-in-Residence, Dublin City Council) looks at Thomas Ashe’s life and the impact his death and funeral at Glasnevin Cemetery had on the Irish Revolution.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8315521

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

The Death of Hurling – Talk

19:00, Mon 25 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “The Death of Hurling” with Dr Paul Rouse (School of History, UCD) will take place and is organised by the Folklore of Ireland Society Lecture, in association with the National Library of Ireland.

“When the GAA was founded in 1884, it pledged itself to revive the game of hurling. The official history of the Association tells of a game that was dead (or almost dead) before Michael Cusack worked on its rebirth.

This talk will examine the history of hurling in the years between the Great Famine and the founding of the GAA. Using questionnaires from the National Folklore Collection and a wealth of other national and international sources, an alternative history of hurling will be offered that examines what happens to an ‘ancient sport’ at a time of intense social change.”

Admission is free.

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

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 25 Sep

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weekly gig with authentic old-time fiddle tunes and Appalachian music.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 25 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 25 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 25 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 25 Sep

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

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

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

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:00, Mon 25 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Great news the great duo of Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan (or Jimmy Smyth) have found a new home. Originally they played a weekly gig in JJ Smyth’s until it closed and now they will perform in the Leeson Lounge and the same day as before.

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

Admission is free.

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 25 Sep

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

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 25 Sep

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 25 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

That’s It Recordings is an open mic every Monday at Sin E. Just turn up and play. Sign up before 22:00 to ensure you get a slot. Bring a USB stick along and you will get a recording of your music to take home.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/thats-it-open-mic-5/

Tuesday 26 Sep

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Paul Rellis – RDS Economic Vision Talk

07:30 – 09:00, Tue 26 Sep

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Mr Paul Rellis is the former COO of Operations and Marketing at Microsoft Western Europe, and was previously Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland. He will present his perspective on Ireland’s economic development. Specifically, how digital technology and innovation have disrupted old business models and have changed the face of the global economy forever.

The seminar will commence with breakfast at 07:30 and will finish by 09:00.

It seems that admission is free.

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/28113

Cancer Week Ireland

10:00, Tue 26 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Cancer Week Ireland is a week from 25 Sept until 01 October full of talks, information days, but also plays and Open Days about Cancer, Cancer Screening, Cancer Treatment and Cancer Research. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

cancerweek.ie/events

Positive Ageing Week 2017

10:00, Tue 26 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Positive Ageing Week 2017 takes place from 25 Sept until 01 Oct. There will be approx. 100 events in Dublin and the events range from Computer Training and a variety of talks via Coffee Mornings and Singalongs to guided tours in venues like the GPO.

Many events are free, but not all. Find a complete list of all Dublin events via the link below.

When it comes to “older age” related events nobody wants to write down a “starting age” from when you belong to that group out of fear to miscategorise people. So it seems that “older age” is based on a self-categorisation. So this event is for you if you FEEL older OR if you are not really older yet but have plenty of years on the counter and some of the events interest you. ;-)

www.ageaction.ie/events?field_county_value=Dublin

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 26 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest 2017

12:00 – 23:30, Tue 26 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 14 Sept – 01 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

There are “Themed Nights” on Monday (“Industry”), on Tuesday (“Pink Tuesday” for the LGBT* community) and on Wednesday (“Whacky Wednesday”) and there is dodgy but authentic ;-) Bavarian Music every evening in the festival tent. The food is also authentic and delicious (at least for a German like me). The beer is not cheap but you expected that. 1 Litre costs EUR 12 and 0.5 Litre is EUR 6.50

Opening hours are Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:30+17:30-23:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people) to the Festival Tent. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. There are changes to the opening hours (much more restricted) and the admission system (admission charge on Friday and Saturday evening).

Admission is free apart from the evening slot on Friday and Saturday when admission costs EUR 10 and that includes a EUR 5 meal voucher. This is a big change from previous years when admission was always free, but a meal voucher had to be bought after 22:00. The (nonsensical!!) meal voucher system still applies from Sunday until Thursday after 22:00: If you want to buy beer after 22:00 you will have to have a wristband which you will only get if you have paid for a meal for EUR 6. This is allegedly due to licensing laws. Why nonsensical? Firstly because nobody checks if you actually ate the meal. Then nobody checks who you buy the beer for once you have a wristband and thirdly because no pub makes you buy a meal voucher.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Russian Icons – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 26 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A pop-up talk takes place in front of the Russian Icons in the National Gallery. The talk will be given by Kate Drinane.

Admission is free. Meet in Romm 33.

www.nationalgallery.ie/russian-icons

Jailbird & Jezebel Film

15:00, Tue 26 Sep

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

The film screenings in Rathmines Library continue. The theme this month is “Jailbirds and Jezebels”. Find out which film will be screened via 01-4973539

Admission is free.

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

Delightful Dublin – Performance

19:00, Tue 26 Sep

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Wilde Shamrock Touring Theatre is performing “Delightful Dublin” every Tuesday in September. So you have two more opportunities to see that performance!

It is described as a “quirky and entertaining guide to the history and culture of Dublin. Told through story, song and dance.”

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/WildeShamrockTouringTheatre

Saturn/Moon Watch

19:00 – 20:00, Tue 26 Sep

Astronomy Ireland, Unit H4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Astronomy Ireland is inviting to a Saturn & Moon Watch on Tuesday.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/saturnwatch092017.php

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 26 Sep

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 26 Sep

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

Camden Comedy is a weekly comedy night on a Tuesday that I only found recently.

Every Tuesday they have a whole range of comedians and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 26 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 26 Sep

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.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

All Aboard! – Open Mic Night

20:30, Tue 26 Sep

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

“All Aboard! An open mic night on a Pirate Ship.” is the name of the Bowery’s Open Mic Tuesday.

Each week there will be an array of music, comedy, spoken word and all things in between.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 26 Sep

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 26 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

The Trad Stage – Open Mic

21:00 – 23:30, Tue 26 Sep

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Trad Stage is a weekly Open Mic event in the Tivoli Backstage venue. Musicians are invited to perform live in front of an interested audience. Performances are primarily of Irish Traditional Music and Folk Singing, however it is possible to also see performances of traditional music from all over the world as well as performances of original compositions from local and international musicians.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetradstage/

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 26 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 26 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

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Cancer Week Ireland

10:00, Wed 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Cancer Week Ireland is a week from 25 Sept until 01 October full of talks, information days, but also plays and Open Days about Cancer, Cancer Screening, Cancer Treatment and Cancer Research. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

cancerweek.ie/events

Minding Your Mental Health and Wellbeing – Workshop

10:00 – 16:00, Wed 27 Sep

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

A one day Workshop on Minding Your Mental Health and Wellbeing will take place. The workshop is free and places are limited so you have to book a place via Christine Murray 01-6238088 / cmurray@bcpartnership.ie A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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

Peachy Dublin – Cancer Research and Art

10:00 – 18:00, Wed 27 Sep

The Tara Building, 9 Tara Street, Dublin 2

What are the first thoughts and feelings that come to mind when people hear the term ‘Cancer Research’?

This is the question that the public, was asked, giving them the opportunity to submit their thoughts and feelings through a virtual box. The thoughts and feelings were then distributed to various artists who made art pieces based on them to bring the public’s perception of what cancer research is to life in art form.

The launch night is on Tuesday and is booked out, but the exhibition is also on show on Wednesday and no tickets are required for that.

Admission is free. The event is part of Cancer Week Ireland (cancerweek.ie).

www.eventbrite.ie/e/discovery-launch-night-an-exploration-of-cancer-research-through-art-tickets-37382061753?ref=devg

Positive Ageing Week 2017

10:00, Wed 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Positive Ageing Week 2017 takes place from 25 Sept until 01 Oct. There will be approx. 100 events in Dublin and the events range from Computer Training and a variety of talks via Coffee Mornings and Singalongs to guided tours in venues like the GPO.

Many events are free, but not all. Find a complete list of all Dublin events via the link below.

When it comes to “older age” related events nobody wants to write down a “starting age” from when you belong to that group out of fear to miscategorise people. So it seems that “older age” is based on a self-categorisation. So this event is for you if you FEEL older OR if you are not really older yet but have plenty of years on the counter and some of the events interest you. ;-)

www.ageaction.ie/events?field_county_value=Dublin

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 27 Sep

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

Phoenix Park Walk

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 27 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This week’s Phoenix Park Walk is entitled “Prehistory of the Phoenix Park”. It is a walk covering the ancient history of the land that is now the Phoenix Park, including a Neolithic burial place.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/wednesday-walks/?instance_id=17

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 27 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest 2017

12:00 – 23:30, Wed 27 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 14 Sept – 01 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

There are “Themed Nights” on Monday (“Industry”), on Tuesday (“Pink Tuesday” for the LGBT* community) and on Wednesday (“Whacky Wednesday”) and there is dodgy but authentic ;-) Bavarian Music every evening in the festival tent. The food is also authentic and delicious (at least for a German like me). The beer is not cheap but you expected that. 1 Litre costs EUR 12 and 0.5 Litre is EUR 6.50

Opening hours are Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:30+17:30-23:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people) to the Festival Tent. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. There are changes to the opening hours (much more restricted) and the admission system (admission charge on Friday and Saturday evening).

Admission is free apart from the evening slot on Friday and Saturday when admission costs EUR 10 and that includes a EUR 5 meal voucher. This is a big change from previous years when admission was always free, but a meal voucher had to be bought after 22:00. The (nonsensical!!) meal voucher system still applies from Sunday until Thursday after 22:00: If you want to buy beer after 22:00 you will have to have a wristband which you will only get if you have paid for a meal for EUR 6. This is allegedly due to licensing laws. Why nonsensical? Firstly because nobody checks if you actually ate the meal. Then nobody checks who you buy the beer for once you have a wristband and thirdly because no pub makes you buy a meal voucher.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 27 Sep

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/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Temple Bar “Night” Market

14:00 – 20:00, Wed 27 Sep

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is most likely the last Temple Bar Market for 2017:

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (14:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until September.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

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

templebarnightmarket.com/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 27 Sep

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

Secrets of Successful Ageing – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 27 Sep

JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

This is a public lecture by Professor Rose Anne Kenny (Principal Investigator of TILDA (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing) and Trinity College Dublin Ageing Champion) about the “Secrets of Positive Ageing”.

The lecture will provide insights into how to age successfully and is based on over 10 years of pioneering ageing research, with evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing/TILDA.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/secrets-of-positive-ageing-evidence-from-tilda-tickets-37239054013?ref=devg

The Irish Revolution 1917-1923 Talks: Treaty and Civil War

18:30, Wed 27 Sep

Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6w

The talk “Treaty and Civil War” in the series “The Irish Revolution 1917-1923” will take place. Maeve Casserly, Historian in-Residence, Dublin City Council South East Area will give the talk.

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

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

Chancer / Ganglions / Megacone / Griff / Alex Harvey – Gig

19:00, Wed 27 Sep

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The bands Chancer / Ganglions / Megacone / Griff / Alex Harvey will perform on Wednesday in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Candlelit Tales – Storytelling of Myths and Legends

19:30, Wed 27 Sep

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Candlelit Tales, are a super popular group of talented storytellers and their next event is on Wednesday in Stag’s Head, where they retell Irish myths and legends.

“Stories have echoes. They resonate around the world, and the same patterns, the same motifs, even the same heroes seem to reverberate through different cultures. We hear stories, repeat them, and recreate them to fit our own culture…and then they create our culture as they are passed on.”

At this event “Echoes” is the theme. Find the echoes of some of the greatest Irish tales in the mythology of Europe. Or is it the Irish tales that are echoes of foreign voices?

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/candlelittales

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 27 Sep

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Dublin Jam Session is an open Jam with full back line. It is open to all levels of musicians and singers and all genres of music and the only rule is that you must jam with others (not all your own band).

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 27 Sep

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Dwarf Jar House Trio (Daniel Rorke (sax), Cormac O’Brien (bass) and Matthew Jacobson(drums)) will play a weekly Jazz gig every Wednesday in Dwarf Jar Cafe and they usually have one or more guest musicians or singers supporting them.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 27 Sep

The Front Door, 15 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 27 Sep

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 27 Sep

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 27 Sep

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

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

Ben Prevo – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 Sep

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Ben Prevo will be back in the Bowery for a gig on Wednesday.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 27 Sep

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

The September edition of the Inn Jokes Comedy Club should be back on Wednesday, but these days you won’t find out who is on the line-up until just before the event. MC and organiser is comedian Colm O’Regan.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

innjokes.com/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 27 Sep

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).

Red Note District – Gig

22:00, Wed 27 Sep

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Red Note District are playing a gig in the Porterhouse in Temple Bar.

Admission is free.

theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 27 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 28 Sep

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Get Brexit Ready – Information Session

08:30, Thu 28 Sep

Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

Fáilte Ireland’s Brexit Information Session will provide the most up to date information on Brexit and supports and resources available for your business. Find the list of speakers and topics here: dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/get-brexit-ready-information-session/

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

tradeportal.failteireland.ie/upcoming-business-supports/

Cancer Week Ireland

10:00, Thu 28 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Cancer Week Ireland is a week from 25 Sept until 01 October full of talks, information days, but also plays and Open Days about Cancer, Cancer Screening, Cancer Treatment and Cancer Research. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

cancerweek.ie/events

Positive Ageing Week 2017

10:00, Thu 28 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Positive Ageing Week 2017 takes place from 25 Sept until 01 Oct. There will be approx. 100 events in Dublin and the events range from Computer Training and a variety of talks via Coffee Mornings and Singalongs to guided tours in venues like the GPO.

Many events are free, but not all. Find a complete list of all Dublin events via the link below.

When it comes to “older age” related events nobody wants to write down a “starting age” from when you belong to that group out of fear to miscategorise people. So it seems that “older age” is based on a self-categorisation. So this event is for you if you FEEL older OR if you are not really older yet but have plenty of years on the counter and some of the events interest you. ;-)

www.ageaction.ie/events?field_county_value=Dublin

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 28 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 28 Sep

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the cemetery gates.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 28 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest 2017

12:00 – 23:30, Thu 28 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 14 Sept – 01 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

There are “Themed Nights” on Monday (“Industry”), on Tuesday (“Pink Tuesday” for the LGBT* community) and on Wednesday (“Whacky Wednesday”) and there is dodgy but authentic ;-) Bavarian Music every evening in the festival tent. The food is also authentic and delicious (at least for a German like me). The beer is not cheap but you expected that. 1 Litre costs EUR 12 and 0.5 Litre is EUR 6.50

Opening hours are Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:30+17:30-23:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people) to the Festival Tent. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. There are changes to the opening hours (much more restricted) and the admission system (admission charge on Friday and Saturday evening).

Admission is free apart from the evening slot on Friday and Saturday when admission costs EUR 10 and that includes a EUR 5 meal voucher. This is a big change from previous years when admission was always free, but a meal voucher had to be bought after 22:00. The (nonsensical!!) meal voucher system still applies from Sunday until Thursday after 22:00: If you want to buy beer after 22:00 you will have to have a wristband which you will only get if you have paid for a meal for EUR 6. This is allegedly due to licensing laws. Why nonsensical? Firstly because nobody checks if you actually ate the meal. Then nobody checks who you buy the beer for once you have a wristband and thirdly because no pub makes you buy a meal voucher.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 28 Sep

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

Concordia Ensemble – Concert

13:10, Thu 28 Sep

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Concordia Ensemble (Giuseppe Campisi (piano), Aldo De Vero (piano), and Elisa Fortuna (soprano)) will play a lunchtime concert in St. Ann’s Church.

Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/09/hybla-s-trio-in-concert.html

The Trouble with Mani – Talk

13:10, Thu 28 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Jessica Baldwin, Head of Collections and Dr Jill Unkel, Curator of the Western Collections, Chester Beatty Library will deliver the talk “The Trouble with Mani”. The talk is organised in connection with the Dublin Festival of History.

“The Chester Beatty’s remarkable Manichaean papyrus codices have a complicated history. Written in Coptic and dated to the fourth century, they include unique sacred texts of a lost religion. They survived the almost total destruction of Manichaeanism as well as a World War and the chaos of its aftermath. The poorly preserved papyrus was painstakingly conserved by Dr Hugo Ibscher and his son Rolf. However it remains a complex puzzle for both researchers and conservators due to the challenges of folios in sellotape-sealed Perspex frames and the significant sections that remain unconserved.”

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Become a Proactive Jobseeker

13:30 – 14:30, Thu 28 Sep

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

“Become A Proactive Jobseeker” is a talk to find out what prospective employers are looking for in a very competitive marketplace. Greg Fry, Career Coach and Social Media Strategist Trainer and Public Speaker will talk.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996

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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 28 Sep

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

Every Thursday the Little Museum of Dublin waives their admission charges for two guided tours thanks to sponsorship from Guinness. The first tour is at 18:00 and the second tour is at 19:00. Make sure that you are there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to get one of the limited places.

The Little Museum of Dublin has a fascinating collection of artefacts from the last 100 years Dublin’s history.

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 7 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Spanish Film Screening: Una pistola en cada mano

18:00, Thu 28 Sep

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

The Spanish Film “Una pistola en cada mano / A Gun in Each Hand” (2012, 95min) will be screened in the Instituto Cervantes in Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha112959_16_2.htm

The People, Places and historical buildings of Dublin 7 – Talk

18:00, Thu 28 Sep

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Historian and author Bernard Neary from Cabra will bring you on an interesting oral and visual tour of Dublin 7, including the people, places and buildings of interest. Discover interesting facts about local landmarks including the Royal Canal, Broadstone Railway Station and The Four Courts. Reminisce about skipping and conkers games played by children and the picturehouses that dotted the area. The illustrations from Bernard’s presentation are taken from his new book Dublin 7 published by The Lilliput Press.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8691414

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

Rubens’ Head of a Bearded Man – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 28 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

A lecture with Dr Nico van Hout (Curator of 17th Century Paintings, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp) will focus on the painting “Head of a Bearded Man” by Rubens.

Free admission, no booking necessary.

www.nationalgallery.ie/special-lecture-rubens-head-bearded-man-context

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 28 Sep

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

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

The next series will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 21 Sept and 26 October.

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

21 Sept: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
28 Sept: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
05 Oct: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
12 Oct: Managing your Online Presence – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
19 Oct: Financial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs
26 Oct: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 28 Sep

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 28 Sep

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

The Thursday Night Board Gaming event is running for more than 10 years already and it is a weekly event for all Board Game enthusiasts. But even if you are a Board Game newbie, you are welcome. Just come along! More information can be found here: www.meetup.com/IrishGamesAssociation/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Homebrew Meeting and Tasting

19:30, Thu 28 Sep

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Liffey Brewers are inviting to a Homebrew Meeting and Tasting and everybody is welcome even without your own homebrew. There will be feedback and discussions.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2106593486235485

Keeping Abreast – Play

20:00, Thu 28 Sep

St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Road Upper, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

A special Cancer Week performance of “Keeping Abreast”, a play by Eileen Kavanagh about men, women and their families dealing with illness, will take place on Thursday.

Funny and poignant, the play is inspired by real people like Rita who tells doctor Feel-good “I couldn’t care less what you do to me” and Moira, whose dog Bertie is terrified of her charity shop wig “The little fecker was getting ready to have a go at my head.”

The actors are from The Venue Players from Ratoath.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below. The play will take place in the Main Auditorium of St. Patrick’s College.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/keeping-abreast-play-tickets-37528280096?ref=devg

Farah Elle – Gig

20:30, Thu 28 Sep

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Farah Elle, songwriter with Lybian background, will play a gig in the Liquir Rooms.

Admission is free.

liquorrooms.wpengine.com/calendar/

Interzone – Gig

20:30, Thu 28 Sep

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Interzone will play Post-Punk, Alst 80s, New Wave and more in the Thomas House Pub.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/349401845510024

Just Mustard / Junior Brother – Gig

20:30, Thu 28 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Sin E and the Sound Feed are inviting to a gig by bands Just Mustard and Junior Brother.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-sound-feed-dq-fest/

Albert Ross Foundation – Gig

21:00, Thu 28 Sep

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Albert Ross Foundation will be in the Bowery for a live gig.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Hardyhar Comedy Club

21:00, Thu 28 Sep

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

The Hardyhar Comedy Club this month will be a reunion night for the stars of ‘Ireland’s Got Comedy Talent’.

Laughter Lounge’s resident MC Steve Cummins will be headlining a show that will include competition winner Richie Bree, Darach McGarrigle , Joe Dowlin. The event will be hosted by fellow finalist and regular host Adam Burke.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/hardy-har-comedy-club-steve-cummins-more

Paddy Smith Blues Band – Gig

21:00, Thu 28 Sep

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

The Paddy Smith Blues Band will be in the Harbur Bar for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/paddy-smith-blues-band

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 28 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 28 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Luna Boys are in the Mercantile for a gig every Thursday night.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 28 Sep

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 28 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 28 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 28 Sep

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 28 Sep

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 28 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

SOMA Gig – Indie Clubnight

23:00, Thu 28 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs but the SOMA clubnight has a somewhat different format and showcases Dublins best up and coming bands followed by a DJ.

The live band for Thursday hasn’t been announced (yet?).

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-012-ft-very-special-guests/

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Dublin Festival of History

09:00, Fri 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History will run from 29 September – 14 October. During this time there will be more than 90 different events and admission to all of them is free.

The full programme is on www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie we are told, but when I tried to look at the website on Friday, my browser warned me and didn’t let me go to the website. I was told that the website contains malware. So be careful!

Because of this, I won’t be able to tell you what events will take place on Friday. I will contact the organisers on Monday and hope that they will fiy the problem soon. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Festival-of-History-1393675037320630/

Cancer Week Ireland

10:00, Fri 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Cancer Week Ireland is a week from 25 Sept until 01 October full of talks, information days, but also plays and Open Days about Cancer, Cancer Screening, Cancer Treatment and Cancer Research. Most events are free and the full list is on the website below.

cancerweek.ie/events

Magazine Fort – Four Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 29 Sep

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

Finally since last year, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October 2016. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours with a reduced schedule over the winter. And since 02 April there will be tours again every Friday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 + 15:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

Positive Ageing Week 2017

10:00, Fri 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Positive Ageing Week 2017 takes place from 25 Sept until 01 Oct. There will be approx. 100 events in Dublin and the events range from Computer Training and a variety of talks via Coffee Mornings and Singalongs to guided tours in venues like the GPO.

Many events are free, but not all. Find a complete list of all Dublin events via the link below.

When it comes to “older age” related events nobody wants to write down a “starting age” from when you belong to that group out of fear to miscategorise people. So it seems that “older age” is based on a self-categorisation. So this event is for you if you FEEL older OR if you are not really older yet but have plenty of years on the counter and some of the events interest you. ;-)

www.ageaction.ie/events?field_county_value=Dublin

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 29 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 29 Sep

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition about Dublin’s History and you should definitely check it out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2017.

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

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

Culture Club at Collins Barracks

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 29 Sep

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

Culture Club at Collins Barracks invites their members to explore and enjoy the collections at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by ’Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle.

The Clubs take place on the last Friday of each month. In September join Museum conservators for a behind the scenes tour of the Museum’s Conservation Studio. For further information about the Club and to book, contact bookings@museum.ie

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3427

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 29 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest 2017

12:00 – 16:30, Fri 29 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 14 Sept – 01 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

There are “Themed Nights” on Monday (“Industry”), on Tuesday (“Pink Tuesday” for the LGBT* community) and on Wednesday (“Whacky Wednesday”) and there is dodgy but authentic ;-) Bavarian Music every evening in the festival tent. The food is also authentic and delicious (at least for a German like me). The beer is not cheap but you expected that. 1 Litre costs EUR 12 and 0.5 Litre is EUR 6.50

Opening hours are Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:30, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:30+17:30-23:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people) to the Festival Tent. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event. There are changes to the opening hours (much more restricted) and the admission system (admission charge on Friday and Saturday evening).

Admission is free apart from the evening slot on Friday and Saturday when admission costs EUR 10 and that includes a EUR 5 meal voucher. This is a big change from previous years when admission was always free, but a meal voucher had to be bought after 22:00. The (nonsensical!!) meal voucher system still applies from Sunday until Thursday after 22:00: If you want to buy beer after 22:00 you will have to have a wristband which you will only get if you have paid for a meal for EUR 6. This is allegedly due to licensing laws. Why nonsensical? Firstly because nobody checks if you actually ate the meal. Then nobody checks who you buy the beer for once you have a wristband and thirdly because no pub makes you buy a meal voucher.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 29 Sep

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

Probe: Research Uncovered – Events Night

17:00 – 21:00, Fri 29 Sep

Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Probe: Research Uncovered” is an evening full of events and has therefore some similarity with Culture Night, just with a focus on research. There will be talks, experiments, comedy and workshops showcasing the best of Irish research. Probe is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and Science Gallery Dublin and is part of the European Researchers’ Night.

The event takes place in TCD’s Front Square where live experiments, exclusive performances, interactive workshops, stand-up comedy and storytelling sessions in a number of tents will guide you through the study of vaccines, the future of tiny satellites, artificial intelligence and much, much more.

All events are listed on the website below.

Admission is free. Some of the talks or events require pre-booking and you can do that on the Science Gallery website here: dublin.sciencegallery.com/events

Some of the highlights are:

+ Roboslam: Learn how to build your own bot, battle against other creations and explore how to build classic arcade games at the Roboslam table in the Maker Tent.

+ A Brief History of Life: A journey through the history of life, told by Professor of Zoology Nicola Marples, and illustrated by six incredible artefacts from Trinity College Dublin’s Natural History Museum.

+ Research and Activism: Host Sinéad Burke, a PhD Researcher in Trinity who has been a strong voice in calling for more inclusive design practices, leads a discussion on the overlap between research and activism. She will be joined by Jessamyn Fairfield, Christina Meehan of Plan International and Niall Breslin.

www.tcd.ie/research/probe/

Fingal Festival of History

18:00, Fri 29 Sep

Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate, Co. Dublin

The Fingal Festival of History will run from Fri 29 Sept until Sun 01 Oct in Newbridge House in Donabate. There will be talks, tours of Newbridge House, family-friendly history events and screenings of documentary about the Fingal Battalion in the 1916 Easter Rising.

All events are free and a full list can be found on the website below.

The events on Friday evening are:

18:15-18:30 Introduction to Newbridge House – Ann Brophy
18:30-19:30 Thomas Ashe, The Revolutionary Teacher – Brian Arnold
19:30-20:30 Ireland and the Bolsheviks: What did the Russian Revolution mean for us? – Donal Fallon

fingal.ie/community-and-leisure/libraries/what's-on/fingalfestivalofhistory/

No Bones About It – Comedy Night

19:00, Fri 29 Sep

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

A Comedy night called “No Bones about it” is taking place every Friday in the Generator Hostel and admission is free.

Find out more details and line-up on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/nobonescomedy/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 29 Sep

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 29 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Megacone – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 Sep

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

Megacone will play a “Lively Instrumental” gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/megacone1

Stunt Lover / Late Night Pharmacy – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Stunt Lover and special guests Late Night Pharmacy (and Sundress is also mentioned in the headline) will be in Sin E for a gig, but the website doesn’t explain if admission is free or not. Their music is rock.

sin-e.ie/events/stunt-lover-sundress/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 29 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Gavin Povey and The Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops” will play New Orleans style Piano Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’ Roll. Gavin Povey has played piano with Van Morrison, Finbar Wright, Kirsty MacColl, Steve Cropper, Shakin’ Stevens and many more.

Admission is free.

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

Events Coming Up

Connexions – Creative & Digital City

30 Sept + 01 Oct (10:00-16:30)

Richmond Barracks, St. Michael’s Estate, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Connexions is a free two-day event which concentrates on digital technology, culture and education in France and Ireland. It is organised by the French Embassy and a whole range of other contributors and is for everyone interested in smart cities and our digital tomorrow.

There will be a Start-up Market, Roundtable Talks, Business Meetings and a Hackathon and the event will run from 10:00-16:30 on Saturday and until 14:00 on Sunday.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/connexions-tickets-37192410501?ref=devg

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

09+10+16+17 September

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

This month, the walks will be on 09+10+16+17 September.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Fringe Festival 09-24 Sept

Great Dublin Bike Ride: 24 Sept

Dublin Vegfest: 23+24 September

Dublin Podcast Festival 19-29 Sept

Dublin Theatre Festival: 28 Sept-15 Oct

Hard Working Class Heroes 2017: 29+30 Sept

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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!

MyTaxi increases charges by EUR 2

I know, they would argue that they are not doing that, but if you check your wallet after using a MyTaxi Taxi, you will have EUR 2 less in it than last week, so to me that is an increase.

But let’s start that story at the beginning:
On Wednesday MyTaxi informed their customers that from midnight on that same Wednesday (Thanks for the advance warning! :-O ) MyTaxi drivers would (be allowed to) charge a EUR 2 booking fee for all bookings via the app or phone.

According to MyTaxi, they had told their drivers not to charge that fee in the past, but they are not telling them that anymore and consequently the drivers will/might add that EUR 2 now.

The charge is allowed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) which regulates the taxi fares, so MyTaxi think they are fully compliant with all rules and regulations and probably to add insult to injury, they are claiming on their website (ie.mytaxi.com/pricingpolicy) that “We’re confident that by implementing this change, mytaxi drivers will offer an ever-improving, market-leading service when you need it most.”

Ask your customers and you will be told that you aren’t providing an “ever-improving” service.

I am no expert on Taxi fare history, but it wouldn’t surprise me if that “booking fee” is from the olden days when taxis where “controlled” by radio. You rang their head office/dispatcher and the head office told the driver where to pick you up. The EUR 2 were possibly the charge the head office got. But since you can’t request a MyTaxi taxi any other way than through the app (unless you go to a taxi rank) and because that middle man is not there anymore, it might be that that booking fee is well outdated!?

Either way, it is an effective increase of EUR 2, so now before you drive a metre, you will have to pay EUR 5.60 during the day and EUR 6 at night and – as I reported last week in the Dublin News section of the Dublin Event Guide – this charge will increase in February to EUR 5.80 and EUR 6.00.

I hope we will get the proper Uber service soon (not the crippled Uber service that we have currently)! It seems that some taxi competition is urgently needed. I am aware that Uber is not perfect either and the fact that they lost their license for London in the last few days shows this clearly, but I’d think Uber is fixable.

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