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Event Guide for FREE Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is a weekly e-mail newsletter/e-zine that lists, describes and recommends all 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 e-zine is written in blog-style and published by Joerg Steegmueller, who lives in Dublin for many years and provides this service for free. The Dublin Event Guide has currently more than 20,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe on the right -->>

This site is updated every Friday afternoon and if you are reading this on a Friday and the newest version of the "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is not here yet, just come back a little later.

This week's Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) was posted on 19. April 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 357: Record Store Day, Clontarf Viking Festival, Farmleigh Easter Programme

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 357 | 18 April 2014

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Hi all!

Have a great Easter weekend!! The weather on Saturday and Sunday will be great and when it gets worse on Monday, we can at least look back to a full week without rain. Nice!

Enjoy the events that are taking place. Considering that bank holiday weekends are not the biggest event weekends, the 170 events this week are a surprisingly large number.

If your last week wasn’t the best, look forward to the next one and take the weekend to clear your mind. I was sick for most of the week. I got a cold last week when I worked though the night and couldn’t shake it for the whole week. So, the Easter weekend will be my time for recovery. Looking forward to it! :-)

Did you see the Uber offer last week in the Dublin News? The offer will very soon disappear, so if you haven’t signed up yet do it as soon as possible or you lose EUR 25.

And here are two very important appeals:

The sending of the weekly e-mail newsletter costs EUR 170 per month and for this I need your help. If four wonderful people can be found per week, then we usually make it exactly to that amount. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some corporate sponsors. Maybe two or three companies that are prepared to help with a little more than the individual donations of around 12 Euro. If you know anybody, send them my way. :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 20,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 45,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

A short but quite deep saying is my “Feel Good Slot” suggestion today. I don’t know who said it, but it doesn’t really matter.

The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.

Sometimes we compare ourselves or our achievements with others, but the only thing that counts is that YOU keep striving for better in yourself. So be proud of yourself and get a little step better every day.

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week, it is quite easy to choose because this weekend there are only 2 or 3 main events. One of them is really big and the second one is sizeable too. The big one is the Clontarf Viking Festival in St. Anne’s Park. Sounds like a great event and I am definitely going there on Sunday. It is taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

The second event is the Famleigh House Easter Programme. the OPW who are in charge of Farmleigh always do a great job running events that are perfectly talored for children but also give the parents something to do. The Easter events in Farmleigh House take place on Sunday and Monday.

And as a warm up, there will be the Record Store Day. Not THAT big, but still a great amount of live music is created because of it. :-)

There are more events during the week and you should browse through the list, but remember, don’t read every event, there are too many (more than 165!) Just read the headline and if the headline interests you, THEN read the other information about the event.

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Competitions

“The Story of Swing” performed by the Swing Cats

Sat 19 April 2014 – 19:30
Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Swing Cats were assembled in 2010 as a “Jumpin Swing Band” to move away from the Rat Pack crooning swing style and into the high-energy non-stop-dancing vibe as known from ball rooms in the USA in the 1930s and 40s. The Swing Cats developed a free style way of playing Swing with unpredictable arrangements to keep the music flowing for the high-energy swing dancers.

The band is a 6 piece with piano, drums, double bass, a two piece brass section, and a lead vocalist and they play a two hour non-stop set with minimal gaps between songs to keep the dance floor moving.

In addition to many songs from the 30s and 40s swing era, The Swing Cats are also performing modern songs from the 80s to today in the swing style from the 30s and 40s.

On Sat 19 April, The Swing Cats, together with Special Guest Ken Kirwan, would like to tell you the “Story of Swing” in the Button Factory. Tickets are EUR 19.50 (plus fees) and are available on ticketmaster.ie

For the Dublin Event Guide readers, The Swing Cats have made 2 pairs of tickets available and the winners are Lorena Lampedecchia and Mel Whelan. Congratulations!

Check out Ths Swing Cats here www.theswingcats.ie/ and here www.facebook.com/theswingcats

Dublin’s Good Friday Concert – Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups

Fri 18 Apr 2014 – 20:00-22:00 – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups invites to “Dublin’s Good Friday Concert” on Friday 18 April in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Goethe-Institut Choir and the Dublin Symphony Orchestra will be performing the Faure Requiem with works by Bach and Schubert. This is a special treat for everyone who likes classical and ecclesiastical music.

Tickets are EUR 25 and all funds raised go towards the frontline services of the 45 resident member charities of the Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups. Tickets can be purchased through www.carmichaelcentre.ie/events or 01-8735702.

For two Dublin Event Guide readers, the Carmichael Centre has made a pair of tickets each availableand the winners are Liam Hally and Edward Weinberg. Congrats!

Release Your Voice – 8-week Singing Course – Competition

from 22 April for 8 weeks (18:15-19:30)
Lantern Centre, 15 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Discover new and exciting possibilities for your voice while having fun and join these Group Singing Classes with Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields.

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch-range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence.

The class is suitable for all levels of singer from the beginner/non-singer to the professional and for all styles e.g: Contemporary/ Pop/Rock/Jazz/ Classical/Traditional etc.

Joan is a very popular and experienced professional singer herself, has a Masters in Music Performance and will definitely be the right person to bring you to the next level of singing.

The course fee is EUR 85 and there are only limited places available. To book your place, contact freeyourvoice@outlook.com or ring 086 3844527 and here are some more details www.facebook.com/events/786649684679370/

For one super-lucky Dublin Event Guide reader, Joan has made a ticket available and the lucky winner is Chiara Tamborini. Congratulations!

Promote your product or (non-free) event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 20,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options.

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Bloom in the Park will be back – Special Offer

The hugely popular Bloom in the Park event on the June Bank Holiday in Phoenix Park will be back again this year.

Until 21 April you can buy tickets for the Early Bird price and from 22 April the (higher) advance ticket price will kick in.

If you know that you definitely want to go to Bloom in the Park, book your tickets before Monday to get the best price. If you use the promotional code DEG14 you get another EUR 2 off the price when you buy online on www.bloominthepark.com

Uber – Free chauffeured trip for every Dublin Event Guide Reader (EUR 25 present!)

At least for another week this super special offer is available to you: Dublin Event Guide Readers and their friends can get a free chauffeured trip to the value of EUR 25 !!

Uber, the American transportation company that is shaking up the hired car world has firmly arrived in Dublin and is offering their “Uber Black” service here. Uber Black is a chauffeured or private driver car service that is a big step up from your normal taxi service. It is certainly travelling in style and through the Uber app it is simple, secure, cashless and comfortable.

Everybody talks about Uber and now the company is giving every Dublin Event Guide reader a chance to try out the service. Every new user can easily get EUR 25 through this Dublin Event Guide offer so that you can give Uber a go. If your trip costs less than EUR 25 you just thank the driver and walk away. If the trip costs more, you only pay the difference.

To get your free chauffeured Uber trip, download the free Uber app (available in the app store), then register through the app and enter the Promo Code DUBEVENTGUIDE. That’s all! And instantly the EUR 25 will be on your account. And if you already have signed up, get your friends/housemates/partner who usually go out with you to sign-up as well so that your gang gets another EUR 25.

Alternatively you can just go to www.uber.com/go/DUBEVENTGUIDE and register there if you don’t want to download the app yet.

[The EUR 25 will be valid until 30 June 2014. The value can only be used for a single trip, so the whole EUR 25 will be used up even if the trip did cost less. This offer is only available for new users. Only when you use the Promo Code DUBEVENTGUIDE you will get the credit.]

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Yelp brings the spring back into your life

Yelp, the shop/restaurant/business review siste is running “Yelp Springs Back Into Life!” until 17 May. A whole series of free events take place that all focus around the theme of “Wellness, Health, Fitness and Wellbeing. Spaces are very limited and you will have to pre-register, but all events are free and the “small print” can be found on www.yelp.ie/events/dublin-yelp-springs-back-into-life

Donating to the Dublin Event Guide for free!?

Do you happily receive the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) every week? And do you make use of it at least sometimes? And would you like to help to keep it going? If you read this, then the answer is probably three times YES!

But I understand that giving a donation is not everybody’s thing. I can assure you that it will only be used to cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide, but wouldn’t it be even neater if you could give money without having to use your own?

This is indeed possible! When you buy books online, buy them from Book Depository or from Amazon and use these links to go to the website:

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You can also copy these links and send them to your friends. When you click on the link you books cost exactly the same as if you went to the Amazon or Book Depository website directly. But if you go via my links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8%. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it still would amount to a fair amount.

And if you want to buy from
Groupon use this www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=344250&v=4345&q=162396&r=140544 or for
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Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) Thanks!

Opportunities

This section is intended to feature new startup companies and projects. Opportunities that people saw and that they chose not to ignore. I am, however, experiencing a little technical problem with this section, so for now I won’t be able to use it. I will keep you posted.

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.

Governors, Guardians, Artists – Exhibition

until 11 May

National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Founded in 1854 by an Act of Parliament, the National Gallery of Ireland’s first Board was established with seventeen governors and guardians. This governance included the President of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), which was considered the most important arts organisation in Ireland, and two artists nominated by the RHA, George Petrie and George Francis Mulvany. Since then, over fifty artists have served on the Board, contributing to, and supervising, the development of the institution and its collection.

Many of the artists nominated to the Board were active members of the Irish art community, sometimes holding positions of great influence. For example, Sean Keating was a senior teacher at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, President of the RHA and served on the Board of the Gallery for twenty-eight years.

“Governors, Guardians, Artists” highlights the work of a selection of those artists who served on the board, such as George Petrie, John Lavery, Nathaniel Hone, Sarah Purser, Jack B.Yeats, Evie Hone and Sean Keating.

On Tuesday 08 April at 10:30, Curator Donal Maguire will give an introduction to the exhibition. Gallery Lecture Theatre. Admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie

Clontarf Millennium Art Exhibition

Fri 18 – Mon 21 April (10:00-18:00)

Viking Suite, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Over two hundred art works based on the theme of Clontarf from 1014 – 2014 will be on display in this group show. ”. Artists will showcase works in various mediums such as oils, watercolours, acrylics, drawings, mixed media, mixed textiles and sculpture.

Dr. Colm Lennon, historian, author and artist will officially open the exhibition on Thursday 17th April at 7pm and there will be a special music performance by Ceoltoiri Cluain Tarbh.

To coincide with the exhibition, ‘This is how it’s done’, a lecture and series of art demonstrations will be held in the Norman Suite at Clontarf Castle from Friday 18th – Monday 21st April. Artist, Mary O’ Brien will give a lecture on ‘The Representation of Women in 20th Century Irish Art’ on Friday at 4pm and the demonstrations will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11am and 3pm each day. This will be a great opportunity to meet artists and learn about the various art forms, mediums and techniques they use, such as palette knife painting, drawing, charcoal work, cloud painting, felt making and flower arranging.

www.facebook.com/clontarfmillenniumartexhibition Admission is free.

Marcin Bialas Exhibition

24 Apr – 12 May (Opening 24 Apr: 18:00-21:00)

Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP), 15 Pembroke Street, Dublin 2

Marcin Bialas will present a collection of dark graphic artwork with a clear influence from architecture. His main interests are graphic arts (intaglio technique) and drawing.

Admission to exhibition and also to the Opening Reception are free.

www.cfcp.ie/events/701

Musical Portraits on Vinyl

11-27 April

Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The exhibition “Long Play” is a display of musical portraits on vinyl, by Dublin born artist Fergal Coghlan. It will take place in the Craft Beer Pub “Beerhouse”. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/FergalCoghlanArt

Of Space and Place – Margo McNulty and Geraldine O’Reilly

11 April – 07 June (Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat: 10:00-17:00)

The LAB Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1

A curator did strike again:

“McNulty and O’Reilly share a common interest in subject matter derived from rural Ireland for this exhibition of prints and video. Exploring their mutual interest in history, memory and narrative in their work, their work is situated in the local. O’Reilly’s work draws on a residency at the Heinrich Boll House on Achill Island where she was struck in particular by the Deserted Village, abandoned since famine times. John F. Deane’s poem The Abandoned Village, and an excerpt from Eavan Boland’s essay Outside History, from the book, Object Lessions, appear alongside a series of photo etchings. McNulty’s work explores personal history revising her grandmother and great grandmothers house as the basis for her large scale lithographs that become microscopic portals to the past. The exhibition is accompanied by a specially commissioned essay by Prof Luke Gibbons.”

www.thelab.ie

Saturday 19 Apr

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 19 Apr

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Record Store Day – Tower Records

08:00, Sat 19 Apr

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Record Store Day is a celebration of Independent Record Stores and there are only 7 or 8 participants in Ireland with Tower Records probably being one of the or the biggest of the participants.

The shop opens at 08:00 and there will be offers, live music and other activities.

The live music line up is Join Me In The Pines (13:00), Lucius (14:00), SOAK (15:00), Conor O’Brien (16:00), Little Matador (17:00), Lisa Hannigan (18:00).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 19 Apr

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 19 Apr

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 19 Apr

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Apr

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Dublin: One City, One Book

10:00, Sat 19 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City, One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them. Nearly every day there is some event that has to do with this festival, but not all are free, so this message is just a reminder to check also the Dublin: One City, One Book events.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Filmbase Summer Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Apr

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This new market is launching on Easter Saturday:

The Filmbase Summer Market will take place. The craft and gifts fair will feature stands and stalls with arts, crafts, handmade wares, clothing, jewellery, prints and more.

Admission is free.

filmbase.ie/filmbase-summer-market/

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Sat 19 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Apr

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 19 Apr

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 19 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Apr

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

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 19 Apr

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 19 Apr

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Clontarf Viking Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sat 19 Apr

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

The Clontarf Viking Festival takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday and it is looking really interesting.

Visit the big Viking village and the largest living history battle re-enactment ever produced in Ireland. The Viking village will contain static and interactive displays of Viking life and include demonstrations of Viking Skills and Crafts such as weapons displays, storytelling, Blacksmith, Leather working, Pole Lathe, Coin Striking, Silversmith, Hnefatafl ( Viking Chess), Archery Display and Viking Long Boat, Falconry Displays & Mounted Viking Displays.

Sword and Archery Sessions for all ages take place where you can take part yourself. There will also be a children’s zone with lots of activities for the younger visitor, including Viking themed children’s art and crafts, storytelling and more.

The highlight of the event each day will be the two 30-45 minute large-scale re-enactments of the battle of Clontarf with authentically armed and clad Viking warriors including some on horseback. It takes place at 13:00 and 16:00 on Sat+Sun

There will also be a music stage featuring the a children’s choir, some trad music and then on Saturday the Booka Brass Band and the hugely popular North Strand Kontra Band. On Sunday The Little Big Band, the Dublin Blue Grass Collective and Caitlin & Ciaran will perform.

There will also be a Food Village, a Model Boat Show, a Falconry Display, a Picnic Area, an Arts & Crafts Village and a Fun Fair.

Detailed schedules for the activities are here for Saturday and for Sunday. And there is also a map.

Admission is free. I predict that the event will be very busy, so parking will be difficult, DARTS are not operating on Sunday, but can bring you to Killester DART Station on Saturday. Dublin Bus can bring you from Lower Abbey Street to Mount Prospect Avenue on routes 29a, 31a, 31b, 32 and 130 on Saturday and on Sunday. And on Sunday additionally a Festival shuttle bus will leave every 15 minutes on the 31 route from Eden Quay (between 10:00-14:00) and from Abbey Street after 14:00. Normal fares will apply.

www.brianborumillennium.ie/dublin/2014/04/clontarf-viking-festival/

Easter Treasure Hunt – Inspiring Ideas

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 19 Apr

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Inspiring Ideas in Blanchardstown Centre (Unit 417 Retail Park 2) is inviting to a few free events in the near future:

+ Sat 19 April (11:00-16:00): Irish Fairy Doors Easter Treasure Hunt: Meet the store fairy with The Irish Fairy Door Company and help her find her lost Fairy Door and win a special prize. Admission is free and no booking required.

+ Thur 24 April (18:30-20:00): Like minds craft group meet up: Come and join some eager crafters discuss everything from Decopatch to needle felting in the Craft Cafe. Admision is free and no booking required.

+ Sat 26 April (11:00-16:00): Meet Claire Murray from the Little Venice Cake Company demonstrating the wide range of cake decorating products available. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.inspiringideas.com

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Apr

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 19 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Bray Beach Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Apr

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

The Bray Beach Flea Market will take place on Saturday in the Harbour Bar in Bray. Admission is free and you will find more than just flea stalls, there will be art, food, furniture, gifts, music, jewellery, vintage fashion and accessories, and more.

If you are in Bray, give it a go and say Hi to Grace from me. She organises this event.

www.facebook.com/braybeachfleamarket

Fail Better – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “Fail Better” and it will run from 07 Feb – 27 Apr. The title comes from Samuel Beckett’s “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” and the exhibition looks at beautiful and instructive failures. The purpose is to open up a debate on the essential role of failure in human creativity, in technology, science, design, business and sport.

20 unique exhibits, from a pair of explorer boots that caused Ranulph Fiennes to fail in an Everest attempt, via Christopher Reeve’s (Superman) original wheelchair, to a full-scale reconstruction of the the world’s worst or maddest invention: a big table that is meant to assist childbirth using centrifugal force.

I visited the exhibition and I definitely recommend it. Age-wise, I would think that it is suitable for children from Age 12/13 as long as the parents are prepared to read a good bit of explanatory text and then “translate” it for their children. There is no overly complicated stuff, but most of the exhibits are not self-explanatory. But there is a strong reason for bringing your kids: We have in general a negative attitude to Failure. This exhibition will help you to change that!

Admission is free and opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

www.sciencegallery.com/failbetter

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Apr

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Record Store G ay

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Apr

Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

On Record Store Day, the LGBT version of it in the Outhouse is “Record Store G ay”. It is a celebration of music and diversity and a Pop Up Music Festival and Record Shop will take place. After the events in the Outhouse, the festival moves to Pantibar

Schedule for Saturday at the Outhouse:
12:30 Biggles Flys Again, 13:00 Stephen Quinn (cafe), 13:30 Swimmers, 14:00 Villagers (cafe), 14:30 Exploing Eyes, 15:00 Gar Cox (cafe), 15:30 Hot Colossus, 16:00 Lofires (cafe), 16:30 The Late David Turpin, 17:00 Darren Yorke (cafe), 17:30 French Bird

And alter at the Pantibar:
18:30 Bouts, 19:15 Kate’s Party, 20:00 Crayonsmith, 20:45 Slap & Tickle, 21:30 I Heart The Monster Hero, 22:00 The Panti Show,

Admission is free.

www.outhouse.ie/page15.html

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 19 Apr

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 19 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Battle of Clontarf: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The 1000th Anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf – probably the biggest and bloodiest battle ever fought on Irish soil – takes place on Wed 23 April 2014. Marking this special occasion, Wikipedia will hold its first ever Irish live-editing event on Saturday to improve the Battle of Clontarf Wiki pages.

Historians and editors will coem togeher to improve the Wikipedia articles on the battle and related events and personalities. The organisers are looking for volunteers to participate in the free event: both historians and wiki editors. No special skills are needed, just an interest in learning how Wiki pages are edited and published.

Admission is free, but registration is required and the website below describes how to and gives more information.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/04/battleclontarfwikipediaeditathon

Easter Fun Club – Dundrum

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Apr

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, Dundrum Town Centre invite children to their Easter Fun Club on Level 1. Mad Hatter Magic Show, Puppet show and face painting will take place.

www.dundrum.ie/news-events/join-us-for-the-easter-fun-club-dundrum

Jazz on Easter Saturday

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 19 Apr

Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Donal Henessy (Piano) will play at “Jazz on Easter Saturday”. Admission is free.

www.powerscourtcentre.com/

Phoenix Park Poetry Reading

14:00, Sat 19 Apr

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

To celebrate Dublin: One City, One Book, the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre will host a series of poetry readings & Performances every Saturday in April. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,30636,en.html

Melodies and Myths of the Vikings and Gaels

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 19 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Live Performance “The Melodies and Myths of the Vikings and Gaels” will take place.

“Experience the ancient music of the harp with Anne-Marie O’Farrell and Helen Davies, together with ethereal sounds of bone flutes and cow horns by wind player Poul Høxbro, as actor and storyteller Nuala Hayes, takes you on a journey one millennium back to the time of Brian Ború with Irish stories and Norse Sagas. The National Museum welcomes Helen Davies and Poul Høxbro from Denmark for this special event. In association with the Embassy of Denmark in Ireland. Free Admission. Booking essential. To book contact the Education Department by phone 01 648 6339″

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4289

Elastic Witch Closing Party

15:30 – 03:00, Sat 19 Apr

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Elastic Witch Closing Party on Record Store Day. The intention of REcord Store Day is to celebrate Independet Record Stores, to promote them and to bring them from strength to strength. Elastic Witch is going the other way. On Saturday they will have their closing party. Elastic Witch is/was an independet record shop in the Twisted Pepper.

Admission is free to the closing party IF you arrive before 19:30. Afterwards it is EUR 8.

The line-up is:

15:30 Lisa O’Neill
16:15 Squarehead
17:00 David Kitt DJ
18:00 Skinny Wolves DJ
19:00 Girls Names
19:45 Skinny Wolves DJs
20:15 Twinkranes
21:15 Jape
22:00 Diamond Dagger
22:45 Elastic Witch DJs
23:15 I Am The Cosmos
00:00 Platimumray DJ
01:00 Kenny Hanlon DJ
02:00 Forza Italo DJs

3pm, adm free til 7.30pm, e8 after

www.bodytonicmusic.com/events/4522/

Concrete Soup – Improv Music

16:00 – 19:00, Sat 19 Apr

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Concrete Soup, a new monthly Experimental and Free Improv Music Residency hosted by ¡NO!, will take place on Sat. Featuring special guest Paul Roe on clarinet and bass clarinet. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/notwhatuno

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 19 Apr

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

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 19 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Super Happy Fun Times – Gig Night

20:00, Sat 19 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

A gig night organised by Super Happy Fun Times will take place and admission is free.

The line-up is Garret Baker & The Random Nouns, Clara Rose (Roots/Blues/Folk), Monsoon Season (Alternative/Acoustic/Reggae/Surf), Mick Heslin (Blues/Folk/Jazz/Flamenco/Country), Vernon Jane (Psychedelic Jance).

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 19 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Interskalactic – Ska Gig

20:30, Sat 19 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Interskalactic are a 10 Piece Old-Skool Jamaican Ska Band Admission is free.

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

D-Riculous All Stars – Gig

21:00, Sat 19 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The D-Riculous All Stars will play a gig in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 19 Apr

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Santoria – Live

22:00, Sat 19 Apr

The Inn, Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

The Soul Band Santoria will ne in the Inn in Raheny for a gig as a 5 piece.

www.santoria.ie/gigs/

Paper Man // Doxy – Gigs

22:30, Sat 19 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Paper Man and guests Doxy perform in Whelan’s Midnight Hour. The gig starts at midnight and admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-paper-man-doxy/

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Easter Sunday

09:00, Sun 20 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Happy Easter!! :-)

There are not many days in the year when a large number of shops close, but Easter Sunday is one of those days. If you want to go to the City Centre to do shopping, ring some of your favourite shops beforehand OR be ok with the fact that some or all could be closed.

Farmleigh House – Easter Family Programme

10:00 – 17:15, Sun 20 Apr

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Every year Farmleigh House invites to one of the major Easter events in Dublin (Sun + Mon) and the programme is interesting for the whole family, but particularly geared for kids.

Because it is a great event and also because there is no other similar good event, it is very popular and places are limited for the activities. Keep that in mind and arrive early, tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

All the activities are free (Workshops, Puppet Shows and Storytelling). Grown ups can enjoy themselves at the Food Market and the Plant Fair or at the Music in the Bandstand performance.

The programme for Sunday is:

+ Farmleigh Food Markets: 10:00-17:15
+ Farmleigh Plant Fair (Garden plants for the Springtime): 10:00-17:15
+ Miriam Lambert Puppeteer presents: Goldilocks and the Three Bears: 12:00, 13:15, 14:00 (30min)
+ Storytelling for Children with Billy Teare & Kathleen O’Sullivan: 13:00, 15:00, 16:15
+ Music in the Bandstand with Blanchardstown Brass Band: 14:00-16:00
+ Art Workshops for Children with Orla Kelly and Early Childhood Creativity
++ Easter Animals 11:00-12:00
++ Painting Eggs and Nest 12:30-13:30
++ Easter Nest and Bird 14:00-15:00
+ Easter Egg Hunt, Quiz and Challenge: 15:00-16:45

More details (especially the locations) can be found on the website below.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,30559,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Apr

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 20 Apr

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 20 Apr

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Plant Fair & Food Market – Farmleigh House

10:00 – 17:15, Sun 20 Apr

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Food Market and a Plant Fair with garden plants for springtime are part of the Farmleigh House Easter Programme. But since some might not be tempted by the Family aspect of the 2-day event, I am listing it here separately under a different headline.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,30559,en.html

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 20 Apr

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

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

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

Easter Egg Hunt – Ballawley Park

10:30 – 12:00, Sun 20 Apr

Ballawley Park, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Co. Dublin

Follow the trail of the Easter Bunny in search of the lost Easter chicks. A fun walk of collection and games, then ending in each child receiving a small Easter egg.

Admission is free, but booking is required by contacting Andrew Fleming (OWLS) via 087 3299936 or info@owls.ie

Meet at the playground adjacent to Wesley Heights.

www.dlrevents.ie/bio114.html

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Apr

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

The Brocante Market will take place this Easter Sunday.

It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Clontarf Viking Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 20 Apr

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

The Clontarf Viking Festival takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday and it is looking really interesting.

Visit the big Viking village and the largest living history battle re-enactment ever produced in Ireland. The Viking village will contain static and interactive displays of Viking life and include demonstrations of Viking Skills and Crafts such as weapons displays, storytelling, Blacksmith, Leather working, Pole Lathe, Coin Striking, Silversmith, Hnefatafl ( Viking Chess), Archery Display and Viking Long Boat, Falconry Displays & Mounted Viking Displays.

Sword and Archery Sessions for all ages take place where you can take part yourself. There will also be a children’s zone with lots of activities for the younger visitor, including Viking themed children’s art and crafts, storytelling and more.

The highlight of the event each day will be the two 30-45 minute large-scale re-enactments of the battle of Clontarf with authentically armed and clad Viking warriors including some on horseback. It takes place at 13:00 and 16:00 on Sat+Sun

There will also be a music stage featuring the a children’s choir, some trad music and then on Saturday the Booka Brass Band and the hugely popular North Strand Kontra Band. On Sunday The Little Big Band, the Dublin Blue Grass Collective and Caitlin & Ciaran will perform.

There will also be a Food Village, a Model Boat Show, a Falconry Display, a Picnic Area, an Arts & Crafts Village and a Fun Fair.

Detailed schedules for the activities are here for Saturday and for Sunday. And there is also a map.

Admission is free. I predict that the event will be very busy, so parking will be difficult, DARTS are not operating on Sunday, but can bring you to Killester DART Station on Saturday. Dublin Bus can bring you from Lower Abbey Street to Mount Prospect Avenue on routes 29a, 31a, 31b, 32 and 130 on Saturday and on Sunday. And on Sunday additionally a Festival shuttle bus will leave every 15 minutes on the 31 route from Eden Quay (between 10:00-14:00) and from Abbey Street after 14:00. Normal fares will apply.

www.brianborumillennium.ie/dublin/2014/04/clontarf-viking-festival/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Apr

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Apr

Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

There seem to be TWO weekly markets on Long Mile Road and both are very close to each other. One is behind Wigoders on Long Mile Road (across the road from Aldi). It hosts more than 50 stalls and there is also a Cafe on site. www.facebook.com/WigodersLongmileMarket And the other one is just on the other side of the road, next to Aldi. www.facebook.com/TheLongMileRdMarket

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 20 Apr

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 20 Apr

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 20 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

1916 Easter Rising Commemoration

12:00, Sun 20 Apr

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration is celebrated at Easter Sunday every year. It doesn’t make sense really, because we all know that Easter is literally a moving feast. The actual Easter Rising in 1916 took place on Easter Monday, which was 24 April 1916. So this year we are quite close to the actual date. Considering how significant the event is in Irish history, you would think the right thing would be to celebrate it on the correct date, no? Imagine you were born at Easter, would you then celebrate your birthday at Easter every year or rather on the correct date?

No matter what you think, this year the commemoration will take place on Easter Sunday again. It is an odd celebration all the important people are involved: The president, the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence but apart from the reading of the Proclamation of independence, it is mainly a military parade, that seems totally out of date.

Let’s hope that the 100th anniversary in 2016 (on the random date of 27 March) will be more appropriate to the historical significance of the date.

If you want to attend the spectacle this year, you have to be in position (near the GPO) by 11:15 and then wait until 12:00. Video screens on either side of the GPO will show what is happening.

www.decadeofcentenaries.com/forthcoming-1916-commemoration-ceremony-dublin-20-april-2014/

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 20 Apr

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Apr

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

“Made by Hand” or “Hecho a manos” is a new Sunday weekly market in Viva, Portobello with most things made by hand and some vintage clothing and curiosities too. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 20 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 20 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June. The next concert will feature Stefan Arnold (piano) playing pieces from Debussy and Mussorgskij.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1113-sundaysnoon-stefan-arnold-piano

Mad Hatters Tea Party

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Apr

Deerpark, Mount Merrion (near Stillorgan), Co. Dublin

The Mad Hatters Tea Party returns to Deerpark, Mount Merrion for the 8th year. It will be an Easter celebration of the of the cute, the curious and downright unusual.

“A girl called Alice ably assisted by a large White Rabbit, a delightful Mad Hatter and other characters invite you not be late for to this very important date.”

All the tea party’s favourite ingredients will be there including the tea cup ride, giant chess, croquet and the “Hatwalk” fashion show for your maddest hats.

Follow the clues on the Easter trail and win an Easter treat for the Tea Party on the picnic benches. An “Easter Make and Do” team will help kids to make their own Mad Hat.

Admission is free to this Family event organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown’s dlr events.

www.dlrevents.ie/hatters14.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 20 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Apr

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 20 Apr

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Sunshine Cafe – Sunday Jazz

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 20 Apr

Sunshine Cafe, 107 Lower George’s St, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly Jazz gig will take place in the Sunshine Cafe for your Sunday afternoon entertainment. The Jazzwise Duo (piano and double bass) play classic jazz including Broadway standards, Bossa Nova, Blues etc

The Big Barracks Egg Hunt – Family Event

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 20 Apr

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

The museum writes:

“Can you follow the trail and test your knowledge to find the golden egg? Complete the trail to receive an egg-cellent edible reward!” Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4292

For Jaysis Sake – Live Music Party

17:00, Sun 20 Apr

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Easter Sunday Live Music Party “For Jaysis Sake” will take place.

The line-up for this 8-hour live gig will be The Notas, Ben Bix, People of Nothing, My Mind Races, Calzone Kelly

Admission is free and more details about the bands can be found via Facebook Event Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/1482620598617856/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 20 Apr

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

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18:00, Sun 20 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

Buy your books from The Bookdepository 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 Bookdepository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 20 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 20 Apr

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

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

The guys behind the great Saucy Sundays are lately a little slow in updating their Facebook Page. A number of times they even were quite late announcing that Saucy Sunday did NOT take place (you would wonder if they didn’t know before). No problem if sometimes the event doesn’t go ahead, but it would be great if they told us a little earlier.
This week, I would think that the event is NOT going ahead. But if you are interested, double check the website below on Sunday.

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 20 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

In short it is: The Bizzare, Plastic Candles, Royal Autumn and Fox, Owl , Crow

www.facebook.com/events/238565292996343/

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 20 Apr

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 20 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

20:30, Sun 20 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-20/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 20 Apr

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

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

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 20 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 20 Apr

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 20 Apr

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 20 Apr

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 21 Apr

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Easter Monday

09:00, Mon 21 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Easter Monday is a public holiday, but you can epxect that all shops are back open even if they were closed on Sunday.

Public Transport is on weekend schedule and please double-check if DARTS are operating at all.

Park&Display is suspended, that means you can get on-street parking for free in Dublin City. But please stay away from wheelchair parking spaces and also from loading bays and bus lanes. They are not suspended!

Farmleigh House – Easter Family Programme

10:00 – 17:15, Mon 21 Apr

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Every year Farmleigh House invites to one of the major Easter events in Dublin (Sun + Mon) and the programme is interesting for the whole family, but particularly geared for kids.

Because it is a great event and also because there is no other similar good event, it is very popular and places are limited for the activities. Keep that in mind and arrive early, tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

All the activities are free (Workshops, Puppet Shows and Storytelling). Grown ups can enjoy themselves at the Food Market and the Plant Fair or at the Music in the Bandstand performance.

The programme for Monday is:

+ Farmleigh Food Markets: 10:00-17:15
+ Farmleigh Plant Fair (Garden plants for the Springtime): 10:00-17:15
+ Miriam Lambert Puppeteer presents: Goldilocks and the Three Bears: 12:00, 13:15, 14:00 (30min)
+ Storytelling for Children with Billy Teare & Kathleen O’Sullivan: 13:00, 15:00, 16:15
+ Music in the Bandstand with Nigel Clark (Scottish Jazz Guitarist) & Guest 14:00-16:00
+ Art Workshops for Children with Orla Kelly and Early Childhood Creativity
++ Easter Animals 11:00-12:00
++ Painting Eggs and Nest 12:30-13:30
++ Easter Nest and Bird 14:00-15:00
+ Easter Egg Hunt, Quiz and Challenge: 15:00-16:45

More details (especially the locations) can be found on the website below.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,30559,en.html

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Mon 21 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

Plant Fair & Food Market – Farmleigh House

10:00 – 17:15, Mon 21 Apr

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Food Market and a Plant Fair with garden plants for springtime are part of the Farmleigh House Easter Programme. But since some might not be tempted by the Family aspect of the 2-day event, I am listing it here separately under a different headline.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,30559,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 21 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 21 Apr

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

18:00, Mon 21 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

Buy your books from The Bookdepository 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 Bookdepository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

Craft Beer Walking Tour

19:30, Mon 21 Apr

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly free Craft Beer Walking Tour started last Monday in Dublin. Meeting Point is in the Beerhouse and during the evening you will visit four Craft Beer Pubs. The tour is free and you pay for your own beer.

www.facebook.com/craftbeerdublin

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 21 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 21 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 21 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 21 Apr

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

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

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 21 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 21 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

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Dublin: One City, One Book

10:00, Tue 22 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City, One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them. Nearly every day there is some event that has to do with this festival, but not all are free, so this message is just a reminder to check also the Dublin: One City, One Book events.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Tue 22 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 22 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 22 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Japanese Printmaking Demonstration

13:00 – 15:00, Tue 22 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

On Tuesday and Wednesday a Japanese Printmaking Demonstration with artist Hiroko Imada will take place as part of the Experience Japan Festival.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Musical Tales – Concert Series 2014

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 22 Apr

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

Music Tales is an event in the Dublin: One City, One Book series of events. In association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM), the Contemporary Music Centre presents this concert programme in Dublin City libraries on 22 and 23 April 2014.

The programme will be performed by a choir of eight singers conducted by Lynsey Callaghan with soloists Miriam Kaczor on flute and Goria Birardi on harp alongside Benjamin Dwyer who will introduce each concert and set the context for each piece of music performed. The programme details can be found on the website below.

Music Tales takes place in Pearse Street Library on Tuesday (22 Apr – 13:00-14:00) and in Cabra Library on Wednesday (23 Apr – 13:00-14:00).

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/one_city_2014_musical.aspx

Battle of Clontarf 1014-2014 – City Hall Lectures

13:10, Tue 22 Apr

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dames Street, Dublin 2

The Battle of Clontarf will be the theme of these lunchtime lectures in City Hall. They will take place every Tuesday in April from 13:10-13:50:

+ 01 April: “That Field of Glory: Historical and Antiquarian Perspectives on The Battle of Clontarf” with Dr. Colm Lennon (Emeritus Professor, Department of History, NUI Maynooth)
+ 08 April: “Queen Gormlaith, Brian Boru and The Northmen of Dublin” with Dr. Howard B. Clarke (Emeritus Professor, Department of Medieval History, UCD)
+ 15 April: “Picturing the Battle of Clontarf: James Ward’s Murals in Dublin’s City Hall” with Dr. Joseph McBrinn (Lecturer in History of Design and Applied Arts Belfast School of Art University of Ulster)
+ 22 April: “Commemorating Clontarf in 1914: The Clancy Chain and the Celtic Revival” with Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe (Associate Fellow, Faculty of Visual Culture National College of Art and Design)
+ 29 April: “The Brian Boru Harp and its Musical Legacy” with Dr. Janet Harbison (Irish Harp Centre and Irish Harp College, Limerick)

Admission is free and booking is not required. Come early to get a seat (max number of people: 110), doors open at 12:30.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/City_hall_lectures_2014.aspx

Trashed – Earth Day Film Screening

18:00, Tue 22 Apr

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Every year on 22 April, people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day, they plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more.

The UCD Earth Institute invite to a special screening of the award winning film TRASHED narrated by Jeremy Irons, with a post screening discussion featuring special guests and academics.

“We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? In the latest Blenheim Films production Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. The beauty of our planet from space forms a violent contrast to the scenes of human detritus across the globe.”

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

earth.ucd.ie/event/earth-day-film-screening-trashed-no-place-for-waste/

What would Edmund Burke think of Human Rights?

18:00, Tue 22 Apr

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

“What would Edmund Burke think of Human Rights?” is the Inaugural Edmund Burke Lecture by Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1748. He entered the Parliament in 1765 and became a champion for political emancipation. The Edmund Burke lectures provide a forum to contribute to the discussion about what society we want to live in and what traditions, perspectives and values we need to draw on in the shaping of our future.

The first Edmund Burke lecture will look at what might he have thought about the Human Rights proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention of Human Rights.

Admission is free, but booking is required via www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-annual-edmund-burke-lecture-tickets-10923555649?ref=devg

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014-04-22edmund_burke_lecture.php

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 22 Apr

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 22 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 22 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Folk Club – Vetra Trinkunaite

20:30, Tue 22 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Folk Club in Whelan’s will bring you the best in Trad, Ballads, Americana & World Music every Tuesday. The line-up this week is Vetra Trinkunaite (folk) from Lithuania with guests Trampoline Scene (alt/folk). Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 22 Apr

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

Every Tuesday 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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 22 Apr

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Wednesday 23 Apr

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Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies – Gig

00:00, Wed 23 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Travelling Folk band Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies will perform in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

On 10 May they will be in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, but that gig will not be free.

www.facebook.com/harrybirdandtherubberwellies

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Marketing Maverick: A Talk With Dave Allen

07:00 – 08:45, Wed 23 Apr

National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, Dublin 1

This is a breakfast talk with Dave Allen, from the post punk band Gang Of Four, who is Adjunct Lecturer on Digital Strategy at the University of Oregon and Director, Artist & Music Industry Advocacy at Beats Music.

He will talk about “Musicians, the Internet & Societal Shifts: Why musicians should embrace the opportunity”. Interesting topic and interesting speaker! Find out more about him on the website below, where you also have to register. The event is free and a light breakfast will be provided.

www.ncirl.ie/NewsEvents/Events/tabid/493/eventid/71/Default.aspx

Dublin: One City, One Book

10:00, Wed 23 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City, One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them. Nearly every day there is some event that has to do with this festival, but not all are free, so this message is just a reminder to check also the Dublin: One City, One Book events.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Wed 23 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 23 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 23 Apr

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

The Little Museum of Dublin secured sponsorship from Johnston, Mooney & O’Brien until October 2014 and will therefore be able to continue the Big J Wednesday: Every Wednesday from 12:00-17:00 admission into the museum is free thanks to the bread company. There are free guided tours every hour.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 23 Apr

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Japanese Printmaking Demonstration

13:00 – 15:00, Wed 23 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

On Tuesday and Wednesday a Japanese Printmaking Demonstration with artist Hiroko Imada will take place as part of the Experience Japan Festival.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Children’s Films and Fairy Tales from Germany

14:00, Wed 23 Apr

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Children’s Films and Fairy Tales from Germany” is a series of film screenings at the DCU Filmclub – School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) and it will take place in the Languaculture Space CG08c.

The film on Wednesday is the last film in that series: “Annalouise and Anton/Pünktchen und Anton” (1998), it will be screened in German with English subtitles.
Admission is free.

Find all details here www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en11677531v.htm

Food in Viking Dublin – Lecture

15:00, Wed 23 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The lecture “Food in Viking Dublin” with Meriel McClatchiewill take place. Meriel McClatchie is an archaeobotanist at UCD School of Archaeology, and she will examine evidence from archaeological excavations for the wide variety of wild and cultivated plant foods in Viking Dublin.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 23 Apr

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

International Day of the Book

17:30, Wed 23 Apr

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

The 23 April 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega passed away. And 23 April is the date set by UNESCO as World Book and Copyright Day to promote reading and publishing since 1995.

On the same date, Catalonia celebrates Saint George’s Day. As a tradition, men give women a rose and women give men a book in memory of Saint George and the dragon.

This year the Instituto Cervantes celebrates author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra with a performance of three of his interludes by UCD students.

The plays, performed in English, are: The Sham Biscayan, The Marvellous Puppet Show and The divorce Court Judge.

Aurelio Vargas, from UCD, will introduce each play.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha94458_16_2.htm

A Passion for Collecting – Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 23 Apr

RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The next talk in the RDS Library Speaker Series is Patrick J. Murphy talking about “A Passion for Collecting”.

Patrick J. Murphy is known for his 30+ year involvement in the Arts including a period as the Chairman of the Arts Council.

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

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103465

Travel, Identity and Transformation in the Renaissance

18:15, Wed 23 Apr

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

“Travel, Identity and Transformation in the Renaissance” with Prof Daniel Carey (NUIG) is a lecture in the series “The Transformative Periphery: Negotiating Identities from the Margins”.

“The huge expansion of travel in the period from 1500-1700 brought rival religious and cultural traditions in contact across the globe. This lecture explores the transformative impact of these events on identity in the context of colonial expansion, trade, and diplomacy, looking at travel experience and reflection on it by major figures from Shakespeare and Montaigne to Spenser and Bacon.”

Admission is free,

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014-01-15transformative_periphery.php

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 23 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

The list of performers is not yet announced on their Facebook Page and I am not sure if it will be put up there, but check it anyway.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 23 Apr

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 23 Apr

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 23 Apr

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

D10 Records presents…. Gigs

21:00, Wed 23 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

D10 are inviting to a triple launch withthe following performers:

Race The Flux(Rock), Glasshouse Boys(Folk/Indie), Well Hooray For Silence( Instrumental Math Rock) and either Edel Conlon and Full Band or Kozmic

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 23 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 23 Apr

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

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

Thursday 24 Apr

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Dublin: One City, One Book

10:00, Thu 24 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City, One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them. Nearly every day there is some event that has to do with this festival, but not all are free, so this message is just a reminder to check also the Dublin: One City, One Book events.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Thu 24 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 24 Apr

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 24 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Spring It On – Family Tour

12:00 – 15:00, Thu 24 Apr

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

At this Museum’s Tour, take a look at the World’s fastest animals as they spring in to action to break records on land, air and underwater. Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for Age 7+

The Tours take place at 12:00-12:45 and at 14:00-14:45.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4294

Highlights of the Japanese Collection

13:10, Thu 24 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Highlights of the Japanese Collection” with Mary O’Riordan takes place. Admission is free.

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

Norwegian Navy Brass Quintet

13:15, Thu 24 Apr

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Norwegian Navy Brass Quintet will perform a lunchtime recital in St. Ann’s Church. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

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

Copyright, Education and Disability – Lecture

16:00, Thu 24 Apr

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

The lecture “Copyright, Education and Disability: Past, Present & Future” with Dr Eoin O’Dell (TCD School of Law).

This talk will focus on the experience of academics, students and people with a disability with copyright law and practice.

More details are on the website below.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014-04-24copyright.php

Contemporary Music Centre Salon Series

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 24 Apr

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

CMC’s Salon series continues on 24 April in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall with a programme of works for solo flute.

Performed by William Dowdall, the programme will include works by Massimo Davi, John Buckley, Solfa Carlile, Raymond Deane, Patrick Connolly, and a new piece by Sebastian Adams.

Admission is free but booking is strongly recommended. To book contact the National Concert Hall on 01-417 0000 or on www.nch.ie

cmcireland.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/cmc-april-salon-features-flautist-william-dowdall/

Craft Group

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 24 Apr

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Inspiring Ideas in Blanchardstown Centre (Unit 417 Retail Park 2) is inviting to a few free events in the near future:

+ Sat 19 April (11:00-16:00): Irish Fairy Doors Easter Treasure Hunt: Meet the store fairy with The Irish Fairy Door Company and help her find her lost Fairy Door and win a special prize. Admission is free and no booking required.

+ Thur 24 April (18:30-20:00): Like minds craft group meet up: Come and join some eager crafters discuss everything from Decopatch to needle felting in the Craft Cafe. Admision is free and no booking required.

+ Sat 26 April (11:00-16:00): Meet Claire Murray from the Little Venice Cake Company demonstrating the wide range of cake decorating products available. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.inspiringideas.com

Sinead Morrissey – Poetry Reading

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 24 Apr

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Poet Sinead Morrissey will do a Poetry Reading in the RDS Library as part of the “Dublin: One City, One Book Festival”.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103515

Start and Grow Your Own Business – Lecture Series

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 24 Apr

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

The Dublin City Libraries in association with Dublin City Enterprise Board are inviting to a series of six free business lectures designed to empower potential entrepreneurs. The 2014 theme is “Getting Started” and 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.

Attendance is free, but booking is required via 01-873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

All lectures take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 and the programme is:

10 April: An Introduction to Self Employment with Brendan Moran
17 April: Ideas Generation & Market Research with Brendan Moran
24 April: Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship with Peter Smyth
01 May: Digital Marketing Strategy 5 big players (at the moment) – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, YouTube.
08 May: Financing your Business with Paul Neary
15 May: Writing the WINNING Business Plan with Brendan Moran

A great lecture series and if you are interested in starting your own business, I would definitely recommend it.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/syob_2014_april.aspx

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 24 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Dublin Cycling Campaign – Lecture

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 24 Apr

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

“Investment in Cycling Makes Economic and Social Sense!” is the title of the Dublin Cycling Campaign’s yearly public lecture. Speaker is Dr. Manfred Neun, a key figure in cycling advocacy and President of the European Cyclists’ Federation.

Admission is free.

www.dublincycling.ie/events

Novel Fair 2015 Launch

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 24 Apr

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

The Launch of 2015′s Novel Fair will take place.

Former Novel Fair winner Daniel Seery will share his insights on what it’s like to submit, the dos and don’ts of being a shortlisted winner and also how he got his book deal for his debut novel “A Model Partner”.

Eoin Purcell, Commissioning Editor at New Island, will also be there to offer a different viewpoint of the Novel Fair, revealing how the Fair can enable unknown authors and afford career-making opportunities.

Admission is free.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 24 Apr

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 24 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Frankie Lane – Roots & Country Gig

21:00, Thu 24 Apr

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Frankie Lane (former front man of The Fleadh Cowboys) will play some of his favourite ballads, bluegrass, waltzes and jigs in his own inimitable style, featuring some virtuoso Dobro slide guitar.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 24 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.international-bar.com/music.html

The Bonny Men – Gig

21:00, Thu 24 Apr

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

Trad/Folk band “The Bonny Men” will perform. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 24 Apr

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 24 Apr

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Friday 25 Apr

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Dublin: One City, One Book

10:00, Fri 25 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City, One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them. Nearly every day there is some event that has to do with this festival, but not all are free, so this message is just a reminder to check also the Dublin: One City, One Book events.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Fri 25 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

Seksuality and Disability in Ireland

10:00 – 13:00, Fri 25 Apr

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

“Somebody to love: Seksuality and Disability in Ireland” is a seminar organised by the M.Sc in Disability Studies, School of Social Work and Social Policy.

[The wrong spelling of "Seksuality" is not because I don't know how to spell it but because if a word like that is used in a mass e-mail, most incoming spam filters will raise an alarm or even delete the mail without a trace.]

To book a place contact Sheila Mc Groarty 01 896 3885 or email niid@tcd.ie and if you need special help to get access to the venue, please include this in your mail.

Here is the event poster:
www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/assets/documents/2014-04-25%20TCD%20Somebody%20to%20love_large.pdf

socialwork-socialpolicy.tcd.ie/postgraduate/progs/msc-disability.php

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 25 Apr

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 25 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Cosplay, Anime & Manga – Introduction for Teens

14:00 – 16:30, Fri 25 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Cosplay Presentation and Introduction to Anime & Manga for Teens will take place in the Chester Beatty Library. The event is part of the Experience Japan Festival. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Patrick Boltshauser’s novel “Stromschnellen/Rapids”

17:00, Fri 25 Apr

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

The launch of the publication of translation of Patrick Boltshauser’s novel “Stromschnellen/Rapids” will take place, Patrick Boltshauser and translator Peter Arnds will be present and a bilingual reading will be part of the event. A wine reception will follow.

Admission is free, but booking is required by e-mail to toolan@dalkeyarchive.com before 23 April.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/assets/documents/2014-04-25rapids_invitation_final_large.pdf

Malaria Museum

17:30 – 20:30, Fri 25 Apr

Tropical Medical Bureau, 54 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

On World Malaria Day, on Friday, the Pop-up museum “Malaria Museum – Let’s Make Malaria History” will be launched and will seemingly be closed again on the same evening. (That’s Pop-Up not for the faint-hearted!)

The organisers say “The Malaria Museum will be a quirky experiential space, educating visitors with a variety of historical artefacts and interactive art works, to raise awareness about eradication of malaria.”

Admission is free and if you think the museum should be around for longer, maybe even a WHOLE weekend. ;-) Tell the people at the event

www.malariamuseum.com

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 25 Apr

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

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. Names of contributors are taken from 19:00, so arrive early if you want to perform. Admission is free but a donation of EUR 5 is suggested.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 25 Apr

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

Interskalactic – Ska Gig

20:30, Fri 25 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Interskalactic are a 10 Piece Old-Skool Jamaican Ska Band Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-interskalactic-3/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 25 Apr

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 25 Apr

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

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

The Cravingz – Gig

21:00, Fri 25 Apr

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

Rockabilly 4-piece “The Cravingz” will perform on Friday.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Exploding Eyes – Gig

22:30, Fri 25 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Exploding Eyes with guests Sissy will perform in the Midnight Hour at Whelan’s. The gig starts at midnight, but to get in for free, you have to be there at 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-exploding-eyes/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

12+13+19+21+27+27 April

There will be 6 (!!) guided walks in the Dublin Mountains in April. The walks are organised by the Dublin Mountain partnership and are all of varying difficulty. There are a number of training hikes, a 8.5 hour walk for the serious hikers, an easy hike for beginners and also a “public transport” hike with a circular route starting and ending near a DART station.

Have a look at the Dublin Mountain Partnership webpage for all details and make sure you register in time if you want to take part.
All details can be found on the website www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1 All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Darklight – Festival of Independet Creativity: 24-27 April

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This is odd

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

Irish Men ugliest in the world?

Let me start by saying that I am no expert in that area and therefore probably will write nonsense, but that shouldn’t stop me, right!? :-) But seriously, I am really no expert on male beauty an since I am not Irish either this issue has not much to do with me. But I still find it puzzling that year after year the website beautifulpeople.com declares that Irish men are at the bottom of the list.

Can it be that men of one nationality have a significantly higher proportion of “ugliness” than anyone else? Well, if you look a little further into the details, it seems that there are a number of nations at the bottom of the list. At least last year’s statistics mentioned that men from the UK and from Poland also were at the bottom of the beauty scale.

And what is that site anyway? Well it is a dating site for beautiful people. So only if you are “beautiful” you will et accepted. So the stats are not taken from random samples but only among the people that have declared themselves beautiful. That is quite relevant. Because now it looks like this: Ireland (and possibly UK and Poland) has the highest proportion of men who overestimate their level of beauty. That’s a COMPLETELY different story.

And if you are male and Irish, feel free to interpret it this way: Ireland has the highest proportion of confident men, who are happy in their own skin no matter how others judge their looks. ;-)

Some might think the last sentence is pushing it a little, but without a doubt the men signed up on that website will agree with me. :-P

www.her.ie/celeb/forget-farrell-and-fassbender-new-study-claims-that-ireland-has-the-ugliest-men-in-the-world/

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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