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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

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

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 31. January 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 398: Temple Bar Trad Fest, Last Sunday Roast, Green Drinks Dublin, First Wednesday

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 398 | 30 January 2015

Subscribers: 23,014

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Hi all!

We are now more than 23,000 people who have subscribed to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). In recent weeks the growth has been slower than before Christmas, but we made it to 23,000 now and I am very happy about that. Mind you, the declared goal is 50,000, so there is still a good distance to travel until we arrive there, but with your help, we will faster than expected! :-)

Thanks for your continued support! And in case you know someone in radio, TV or paper-based media, I am more than happy to talk about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) on air or for an article. People can reach me on dublineventguide@gmail.com

I don’t like talking about the money side, because I hate begging for donations, but sometimes I have to mention it. The weak Euro creates increased pressure and that will probably stay. In the last few months the cost, which are charged in Dollar have steadily increased so that now the monthly cost is at EUR 190. …and last month I only got EUR 90 of donations. Ouch!

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

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

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 54,000 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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Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, Living Social, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

The Feel Good Slot today brings you a video clip that is cute on one hand and will also make you probably giggle. Maybe you won’t be able to watch the whole clip, but it will still make you feel good! ;-)

It is a music video! And the song is “Let It Go” from Frozen, a “Feel Good Slot”-worthy song by itself, but in this version, it is sung by Maddie and Zoe and you just have to watch it! Sooooo cute! :-)

The video is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfMBcIVU6Rw

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

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

Last week luckily there were some donations again: Laura S, Brian R, Sophie P-L and Eamonn H were so great to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. I really really really appreciate all the help and keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to here and give something back!

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

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EventbriteThe main sponsor is Eventbrite and their support is hugely appreciated! Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totalling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite is free for free events. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences.

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend I suggest that you give Trad Music a chance. Go to at least ONE event, maybe on the Music Trail, so that you have experienced that again. In previous years there was an outdoor stage in Temple Bar for the Tradfest, but with the current temperatures it is probably better that there is none this year.

In the evening on Saturday there are a good few gigs and if you have never heard them, go to see Soulpower, they are really really good. On Sunday the very last (for ever!) Sunday Roast Gig Night will take place. Don’t miss it if you want to celebrate the end of this event. The American Super Bowl will start later that evening and will run until approx. 03:00 and lots of pubs open for it this year.

On Wednesday another First Wednesday is taking place: A day where admission charges at OPW owned sites are waived. Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol are two of the sites in Dublin.

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Competitions

Singing Workshop with Jasmin Martorell – Ticket Competition

Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb – 11:00-18:00
Sophia House, Conference Centre, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8

A weekend singing workshop with international vocal coach Jasmin Martorell will take place in Sophia House. It is an intense and rewarding workshop suitable for non-singers to professionals.

“With emphasis on breathing and vocal exercises, Jasmin’s enthusiastic teaching and expert understanding of the vocal instrument give the participant the confidence and skill to develop their natural voice to its full potential. The work will be based on how to place your voice, how to breathe and how to reinforce the abdominal muscles, with development of the agility of vocal cords and awakening/developing of the resonators. Participants will have the opportunity to work individually with Jasmin on a song of their choice.”

“Jasmin Martorell comes from France and is a highly skilled and inspired teacher of singing technique. He is a charismatic, enthusiastic and patient teacher who delights with his pupils in finding new and exciting possibilities for their voice. Head of vocal studies at the Centre de Musique Medievale de Paris since 1991, he is regularly invited to conduct Workshops in Singing in France, Brazil, Iran, India, Morocco, the Island of Reunion and Ireland.”

The fee for the two full days of training is EUR 100 and you can register with Luke Nelson via 083 1309030 or lukenelsonmusic@gmail.com

And one reader of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get the amazing opportunity to take part in this course for free: Luke has made one place available for a competition and the lucky winner is Aideen Healy. Congratulations!

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Promote your product or event through a competition!

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

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

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

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Dublin Ships – Public Art Installation

“Dublin Ships” by by Cliona Harmey is a new public art installation that will be unveiled by Dublin City and the Dublin Port Company on Tuesday 03 Feb and it will stay in place for approx. 6 months. The installation will be on the Scherzer Bridges, the small and nowadays unused road bridges on North Wall Quay.

The installation brings the movements of the ships in Dublin Port to life. The artwork is generated from live electronic signals (Automatic Identification System) which track the arrival and departure of each ship in Dublin Port. The name of the ship is then transmitted in real-time to two large LED screens facing towards the city, and remains illuminated in black and white until the next ship either arrives in or leaves the port.

Sounds interesting! More information is available on www.dublinships.ie

Some would wonder if this is art or if it is just a ship identifier in the same way as your SatNav in the car is a map system, and not necessarily a piece of art. But maybe the fact that the ships system at Scherzer Bridge doesn’t really have a practical use and that there is no real need for it confirms the art claim?

Bicycle hangars – Dublin City needs your opinion

Dublin City has installed the first bike hangar on Francis Street. Interesting idea and it might be the only workable solution against the crazy rate of bike theft in Dublin.

But it only takes six bikes and you have to pay EUR 38 per year and it takes away already sparse car park spaces (mind you, that is probably not the biggest concern for cyclists). So now Dublin City is looking for your opinion.

The trial in Francis Street will last for 3 months and then all the gathered opinions will be used to decide if more hangars should be rolled out. Send your opinion in and a few more details about the process and about the hangars can be found here: www.rte.ie/news/2015/0129/676456-bike-hangars/

Water Charges Registration Deadline

If you intend to register for Water Charges, be aware that the deadline for registration is 02 Feb. If you don’t intend to register find out what the penalties and increased charges are in that case, so that your decision making can consider this. This website gives an overview of the charges and consequences of non-registration: www.moneyguideireland.com/category/water-charges

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) would particularly like to bring to your attention. The vast majority of the events listed here will be free, but if it is a really good event, there might sometimes be a non-free event in the list as well.

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THE FIELD (LIVE)
Rather than the quintessential Irish play of the same name, this Swedish, Berlin based DJ is hitting the Hangar this Saturday. Nearly all tickets are gone at this stage, get the remaining ones here.
SUPER BOWL PARTIES
If you want to watch the Super Bowl this weekend, Dublin’s your Oyster. Choose between parties at Copper Face Jacks, Gilbert & Wright in Dun Laoghaire and McGrattan’s.
BLACK TIE MYSTERY BUS TOUR
This one’s taking place next Friday. Buses leave from Nassau Street at 19:00, returning 03:00, cocktail dresses for the ladies and tuxes for the lads. That’s all you’ll know until you get there. It’s a mystery after all. Tempted? Register here.

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

Exhibitions

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

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

J.M.W. Turner – The Vaughan Bequest – National Gallery

01-31 January

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Saturday is the last day of this exhibition for another year:

The “Vaughan Bequest” is a collection of 31 watercolours and drawings by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). The collection spans Turner’s early topographical scenes and expressive images from his later European tours.

Henry Vaughan, the English collector who bequeathed these works, died unmarried in 1899, aged 90. He divided his Turner watercolours between the national galleries in London, Dublin and Edinburgh.

His bequest to the National Gallery of Ireland stipulated that the drawings should be exhibited to the public, free of charge, each January when the light is at its lowest level. The Gallery continues to adhere to the conditions of Vaughan’s bequest by showing these luminous watercolours for one month only. The exhibition this year will display the watercolours and drawings in their original frames.

nationalgallery.ie/en/Exhibitions/Turner.aspx

Mobile Encounters: Early Years of Performance Art in Ireland

until 15 Feb

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

This dynamic exhibition documents the early years of performance art in Ireland through the use of digitised video, event posters and artwork. It traces people, organisations and events that have contributed to shaping the performing arts sector.

www.imma.ie/en/page_236929.htm

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

24 Sept 2014 – 22 Feb 2015

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

In 1917 the British Ministry of Information commissioned several well-known British artists to produce a series of images on different aspects of the war effort. The aim was to encourage a war-weary public and raise support for the war effort. The images illustrate some of the changing attitudes at the time such as the role of women in the war, the industry of war and the casualties of war.

The lithographs were divided into “Efforts” with nine artists producing six lithographs each on different aspects of the war effort, including Christopher Wynne Nevinson, William Rothenstein and Claude Shepperson. A further twelve artists were commissioned to produce a single image representing the “Ideals” for which the war was fought. These included Augustus John, Frank Brangwyn, George Clausen, Edmund Dulac, Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon.

Many of these artists are also represented in the collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery.

www.hughlane.ie/current/1204-efforts-and-ideals-prints-of-the-first-world-war

A Voodoo free Phenomenon – Garrett Phelan

30 January – 09 April (Opening: Thurs 29 Jan from 18:00-20:00)

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

In his solo exhibition “A Voodoo free Phenomenon” for the Project Arts Centre, Garrett Phelan explores the power and influence that cultural traditions and artefacts have on the contemporary psyche.

Through the recollection of his own experience witnessing the winter solstice at Newgrange, and numerous visits to ancient sites throughout his life and travels, he questions the power such antiquated relics hold over us today.

Admission to the preview on 29 Jan and to the exhibition is free.

The exhibition will normally open from 11:00-20:00.

projectartscentre.ie/event/voodoo-free-phenomenon/

Welcome Disturbances – Group Exhibition

29 January – 11 April (Mon-Fri: 10:00-17:00, Sat: 10:00-18:00)

The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

“Welcome Disturbances” is a group exhibition of new work by Cindy Cummings, David Stalling, Sofie Loscher, Maeve O’ Connor, Emma Finucan, Siobhan McDonald, Mark Cullen. It is curated by Sheena Barrett and Emer O’Boyle.

“The group exhibition shows the diverse practices of recipients of the UCD Science Artist in Residence Award. UCD Art in Science is a dynamic practice based programme that brings artists and scientists from undergraduate to professional levels, together in collaborative work. Since the pilot residency in 2012, the artists in residence have engaged with scientists in neuroscience, cognitive science, marine biology, plant biology, geophysics, paleobotany, advanced optical imaging, spectroscopy and astronomy. Their conversations have led to an inspiring body of work, through a mutual openness to communicating across the traditional boundaries of the disciplines. The diversity of the work reflects the open and dynamic nature of the project and includes, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, video and performances. We will also launch our programme of public events and publication to accompany the exhibition.”

A preview evening is on Thurs 29 Jan from 18:00-20:00. Admission is free.

Saturday 31 Jan

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 31 Jan

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 31 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 Jan

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

Belvedere House Art Exhibition

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 31 Jan

Belvedere House at Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Belvedere College Art Department is inviting to a 2-day exhibition on Sat 31 Jan and Sun 01 Feb which will feature art works created by past and present students and artists from the wider Belvedere College Community. The work will be showcased in Belvedere House, one of the finest Georgian buildings in Dublin.

There are contributions from current pupils, graduates who are studying Art, Craft and Design at third level and those who have pursued their careers in the Visual Arts, alongside work from other artists. The exhibition will showcase the work of a number of notable past pupils such as Harry Clarke, sculptor Patrick Campbell, Film director Seán Branigan, Architects Sam Stephenson, Michael Scott and David Leech, designers Alan Aboud and Dermot Flynn, members of the RHA Geraldine O’Neill, Thomas Ryan and Seán O’ Sullivan.

The collection will feature over 120 artworks including paintings, drawings, prints, graphic design, sculptural pieces, architectural designs, film and jewellery. All in the beautiful surroundings of Michael Stapleton’s ornate stucco decoration. The exhibition marks the opening of the recently refurbished building, Belvedere House.

www.belvederecollege.ie/news/art-exhibition

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 Jan

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 Jan

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 31 Jan

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

Temple Bar Trad Fest

10:00, Sat 31 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From 28 Jan until 01 Feb the 10th Temple Bar Trad Fest will take place. There are lots of events throughout the 5 days. There are non-free headline gigs and there are also lots and lots of free ticketed events with the highlight of the Frontrow Sessions with well known trad performers and a range of other free events (see at the end of this mail). In addition there is a “Music Trail” in 14 pubs in Temple Bar with free trad music from Wednesday until Sunday.

The festival is hugely popular and ALL events will book out, so check availability asap if you want to go any of the events.

The complete list of events is here www.templebartrad.com/events/ and individual free events are listed below:

+ The Frontrow Session events with well known performers are: frontrowsessions.tickets.ie/ and
+ the Music Trail is listed here www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

Other free events are:
+ Sat 31 Jan: A Ceili House (RTE Radio 1) live broadcast will take place: www.templebartrad.com/event/ceili-house-live/
+ Sun 01 Feb: Candlemas Procession in Christ Church Cathedral: www.templebartrad.com/event/candlemas-procession/

Workshops and activities:
+ www.templebartrad.com/event/banjo-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan)
+ www.templebartrad.com/event/bodhran-experience/ (Sat 31 Jan)
+ Lunchtime gig with Bray Gospel Choir on Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/bray-gospel-choir/
+ Family Concerts at City Hall on Sat 31 Jan+Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/family-concerts-at-city-hall/

For kids:
+ www.templebartrad.com/event/childvision-petting-farm/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)
+ www.templebartrad.com/event/clayotic-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)

www.templebartrad.com

IMRO Trad Music Showcase

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 31 Jan

St. Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Each year, the IMRO Showcases at TradFest give the rising stars of traditional music in Ireland a chance to be heard by festival organisers, artist managers, media and traditional music enthusiasts.

Admission is but places are limited, so booking is essential via membership@imro.ie
When this edition of the Dublin Event Guide reaches your Inbox, it will be unfortunately too late to send a mail to book, so what should you do? There is a good chance that the event is booked out already, but if you want to risk it, you could go to the venue and see if they maybe let you in. However, please have a Plan B and don’t get upset if you can’t get it.

www.templebartrad.com/event/imro-showcase/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 31 Jan

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/

Vinyl Market – Thomas House

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 Jan

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Thomas House Vinyl Market takes place on Saturday with thousands of vinyl records across all genres for sale and trade. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1574313846148361

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 31 Jan

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

Children’s Crafts Club 2015

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 Jan

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Tradfest children’s crafts brings you under the sea. Try a variety of traditional crafts using different materials and all crafts sessions are inspired by the colours, stories, songs and creatures that live in the sea around Ireland.

The 30min long sessions run every 45 minutes and places are assigned from the Ark Box Office on a first come, first served basis from from 11:00 on Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday.

Suitable for Ages 4+. Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

ark.ie/events/view/childrens-crafts-club-2015

Children’s Open Trad Session 2015

12:00 – 14:30, Sat 31 Jan

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is a unique chance for children to come and play in a real trad session. Drop in to this open trad seisiún led by members of Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh.

Children who can play a tune on the fiddle, bodhrán, harp, concertina, or any instrument at all (even non-traditional instruments) are welcome to come along and give trad music a try. The event is not suitable for complete beginners, but it is recommended for children (from 6 years of age) who are already learning music.

Families are invited to come and watch.

This is a drop-in session and places will be allocated on the day based on availability.

ark.ie/events/view/childrens-open-trad-session-2015

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 Jan

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/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 31 Jan

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 – 16:00, Sat 31 Jan

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

Artist Conversation: Duncan Campbell

14:00 – 15:00, Sat 31 Jan

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

Duncan Campbell discusses his current exhibition at IMMA with Dr Maeve Connolly (Lecturer, IADT).

Duncan Campbell was born in Dublin in 1972, he studied at NCAD before moving to Belfast to complete a BA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster in 1996. Campbell moved to Glasgow to undertake the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 1998 and is now based in Glasgow.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236918.htm

Phoenix Rising – Film Screning

14:00, Sat 31 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

In connection with the “Phoenix Rising” exhibition in the Hugh Lane Gallery, three short films will be screened on Saturday.

+ Anne Maree Barry, Missing Green, 2013
+ Stina Wirfelt, Monuments, 2008
+ Stina Wirfelt, Tame Time, 2010

All details about the films are on the website below. Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1237-film-screenings-phoenix-rising-jan-31

Water Charges Protest March

14:00, Sat 31 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

Another protest against Water Charges takes place on Saturday. Meeting points are Heuston Station and Connolly Station and a march along the Liffey (on both sides) will follow. It is not clear what will happen when all participants reach O’Connell Bridge, because the organisers point out that there will be “no stage, no speeches and no concert”.

If you need to get anywhere on Saturday and had planned to cross the Liffey or drive along the Liffey, check the impact of this Protest March on your plans!

www.facebook.com/events/370406039786652

Uilleann Pipes Demonstration

14:30 – 16:30, Sat 31 Jan

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

On Saturday and Sunday (14:30-16:30), The Ark in Temple Bar is inviting families to an Uilleann Pipes Demonstration with Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers. This is a Drop-In activity.

Join pipe makers and players and see how Uilleann Pipes are made – starting from the surprising beginnings of just a few small pieces of wood. Learn about the craft of making these instruments, their fascinating history and watch pipe reeds being made live in teh Ark. You can even have a go at playing a set of pipes making some fun and musical sounds with them and you can ask the pipers lots of questions.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on the day.

ark.ie/events/view/uilleann-pipes-demonstration

Progressive Film Club: – “Conflict”

15:00, Sat 31 Jan

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Progressince Film Club invites to the screening of a documentary about “degrowth,” sustainability and self-sufficiency in response to consumerism and the recession.

“It features case studies of people from various parts of Italy who have forsaken the commercial life in cities to live in rural communities and also also looks at examples of city-dwellers trying to achieve more sustainable life-styles. The film accompanies them in their new daily lives, while interviews with experts such as economists help make sense of the decisions that have been made.”

A 5 minute short film about mental health will precede the main film screening.

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Beerhouse Beerfest

18:00, Sat 31 Jan

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse is inviting to the first beerfest in 2015. From Thursday 29 Jan until Sunday 08 Feb, they will have live bands, beer sampling and other special events, night after night. Admission is free.

The focus is on guest brewers and on sampling their products.
The brewers in the Beerhouse throughout the week are Sat: Independent Brewing, Sun: Jack Cody’s, Mon: Combined Tastings, Thurs: Eight degrees brewing, Fri: 5 Lamps Brewing, Sun: White Gypsy Brewing

On Tuesday a EUR 4 per pint Full Moon Party takes place and on Sunday Ray Scully will be on stage at 19:00.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 31 Jan

Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet in Clontarf on the seafront car park, on Clontarf Road, opposite the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to check if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 31 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Live in Sin É will feature a variety of bands and musicians at this weekly gig night on Saturdays. The event is presented by Super Happy Funtimes. Admission is free and the line-up is can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In short, the line up is Those Responsible, Kicking Bird, Russell Hogg.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous

20:00 – 21:30, Sat 31 Jan

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

Every Saturday Robert Coyle will bring his One-man Comedy show “Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous; Comedy Attempting Transcendence – probably NOT a cult.” to Accents Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1402444760048937

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 31 Jan

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 31 Jan

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

Sweeney Presents – Gig Night

21:00, Sat 31 Jan

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Sweeney’s Presents Vol.1 takes place on Saturday. A new regular Gig night every last Saturday of the month on the top floor of Sweeney’s. The line-up this month is Rudy Trixx, The Witch Trials, Serandar.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

The Solely Blues CLub

21:00, Sat 31 Jan

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club on the last Saturday of every month is an open mic night restricted to old time blues numbers played as an acoustic session with steel guitar, harmonic, piano, double bass…

This month Jawbone will perform among others.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Interskalactic – Ska Gig

22:00, Sat 31 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The 10 piece Old-Skool Jamaican Ska Band “Interskalactic” are playing a free gig in Whelan’s. Admission is free until 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-interskalactic-6/

Soulpower – Gig

22:00, Sat 31 Jan

Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, 35-39 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

Soulpower is probably the best Soul band in Dublin and they will play a free gig in the Mint Bar on Saturday. Have a look at one of their videos to get an idea. Brilliant stuff: www.facebook.com/video.php?v=417720251704362

www.facebook.com/soulpowertheband

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Feb

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

Belvedere House Art Exhibition

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Feb

Belvedere House at Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Belvedere College Art Department is inviting to a 2-day exhibition on Sat 31 Jan and Sun 01 Feb which will feature art works created by past and present students and artists from the wider Belvedere College Community. The work will be showcased in Belvedere House, one of the finest Georgian buildings in Dublin.

There are contributions from current pupils, graduates who are studying Art, Craft and Design at third level and those who have pursued their careers in the Visual Arts, alongside work from other artists. The exhibition will showcase the work of a number of notable past pupils such as Harry Clarke, sculptor Patrick Campbell, Film director Seán Branigan, Architects Sam Stephenson, Michael Scott and David Leech, designers Alan Aboud and Dermot Flynn, members of the RHA Geraldine O’Neill, Thomas Ryan and Seán O’ Sullivan.

The collection will feature over 120 artworks including paintings, drawings, prints, graphic design, sculptural pieces, architectural designs, film and jewellery. All in the beautiful surroundings of Michael Stapleton’s ornate stucco decoration. The exhibition marks the opening of the recently refurbished building, Belvedere House.

www.belvederecollege.ie/news/art-exhibition

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Feb

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 Trad Fest

10:00, Sun 01 Feb

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From 28 Jan until 01 Feb the 10th Temple Bar Trad Fest will take place. There are lots of events throughout the 5 days. There are non-free headline gigs and there are also lots and lots of free ticketed events with the highlight of the Frontrow Sessions with well known trad performers and a range of other free events (see at the end of this mail). In addition there is a “Music Trail” in 14 pubs in Temple Bar with free trad music from Wednesday until Sunday.

The festival is hugely popular and ALL events will book out, so check availability asap if you want to go any of the events.

The complete list of events is here www.templebartrad.com/events/ and individual free events are listed below:

+ The Frontrow Session events with well known performers are: frontrowsessions.tickets.ie/ and
+ the Music Trail is listed here www.templebartrad.com/event/tradfest-music-trail/

Other free events are:
+ Sat 31 Jan: A Ceili House (RTE Radio 1) live broadcast will take place: www.templebartrad.com/event/ceili-house-live/
+ Sun 01 Feb: Candlemas Procession in Christ Church Cathedral: www.templebartrad.com/event/candlemas-procession/

Workshops and activities:
+ www.templebartrad.com/event/banjo-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan)
+ www.templebartrad.com/event/bodhran-experience/ (Sat 31 Jan)
+ Lunchtime gig with Bray Gospel Choir on Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/bray-gospel-choir/
+ Family Concerts at City Hall on Sat 31 Jan+Sun 01 Feb: www.templebartrad.com/event/family-concerts-at-city-hall/

For kids:
+ www.templebartrad.com/event/childvision-petting-farm/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)
+ www.templebartrad.com/event/clayotic-workshop/ (Sat 31 Jan + Sun 01 Feb)

www.templebartrad.com

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Feb

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 01 Feb

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

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Feb

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

The next Pure Vintage Fair will take place this week and it is what it says on the tin. A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month. There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items. Sounds interesting and with about 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit. There will also be food, hot drinks and a DJ.

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 01 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Feb

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/

Children’s Open Trad Session 2015

12:00 – 14:30, Sun 01 Feb

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is a unique chance for children to come and play in a real trad session. Drop in to this open trad seisiún led by members of Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh.

Children who can play a tune on the fiddle, bodhrán, harp, concertina, or any instrument at all (even non-traditional instruments) are welcome to come along and give trad music a try. The event is not suitable for complete beginners, but it is recommended for children (from 6 years of age) who are already learning music.

Families are invited to come and watch.

This is a drop-in session and places will be allocated on the day based on availability.

ark.ie/events/view/childrens-open-trad-session-2015

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 01 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature the Polish “Sepia Ensemble”, which will play works from Irish and Polish composers.

www.hughlane.ie

Children’s Crafts Club 2015

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Feb

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Tradfest children’s crafts brings you under the sea. Try a variety of traditional crafts using different materials and all crafts sessions are inspired by the colours, stories, songs and creatures that live in the sea around Ireland.

The 30min long sessions run every 45 minutes and places are assigned from the Ark Box Office on a first come, first served basis from from 11:00 on Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday.

Suitable for Ages 4+. Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

ark.ie/events/view/childrens-crafts-club-2015

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 01 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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

Uilleann Pipes Demonstration

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 01 Feb

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

On Saturday and Sunday (14:30-16:30), The Ark in Temple Bar is inviting families to an Uilleann Pipes Demonstration with Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers. This is a Drop-In activity.

Join pipe makers and players and see how Uilleann Pipes are made – starting from the surprising beginnings of just a few small pieces of wood. Learn about the craft of making these instruments, their fascinating history and watch pipe reeds being made live in teh Ark. You can even have a go at playing a set of pipes making some fun and musical sounds with them and you can ask the pipers lots of questions.

Admission is free and places will be allocated on the day.

ark.ie/events/view/uilleann-pipes-demonstration

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Feb

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

St. Brigid’s Day and other Customs

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Feb

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

The illustrated talk “Customs and Festivals of the Irish Calendar with a focus on St. Brigid’s Day” with Clodagh Doyle (curator of the Irish Folklife Collections) explores and celebrates the customs of the first day of February. Select objects from the Irish Folklife Collection are presented.

Admission is free to this talk for adults and no booking is required. Places are allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before talk starts.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4561

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Marriage Equality – Humanist Assoc Talks

16:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Feb

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

At the next monthly meeting of the Humanist Association, Moninne Griffith will talk about Marriage Equality. The presentation will give a brief history of what Marriage Equality is, why it matters, and address some of the concerns that people have about it. It will also look at where we are at now and what’s in store in the lead up to the referendum in Spring 2015. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.humanism.ie/

Beerhouse Beerfest

18:00, Sun 01 Feb

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse is inviting to the first beerfest in 2015. From Thursday 29 Jan until Sunday 08 Feb, they will have live bands, beer sampling and other special events, night after night. Admission is free.

The focus is on guest brewers and on sampling their products.
The brewers in the Beerhouse throughout the week are Sat: Independent Brewing, Sun: Jack Cody’s, Mon: Combined Tastings, Thurs: Eight degrees brewing, Fri: 5 Lamps Brewing, Sun: White Gypsy Brewing

On Tuesday a EUR 4 per pint Full Moon Party takes place and on Sunday Ray Scully will be on stage at 19:00.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 01 Feb

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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).

In short, the line-up is Lavelle, Ivan Nicolas, Divide Of Everything, Rafters plus a few special guests

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 01 Feb

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Sunday Roast – Gig Night – The last one ever!!

20:00, Sun 01 Feb

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

It is bad news that this will be the very last Sunday Roast! After today there won’t be any Sunday Roasts anymore.

If you want to enjoy the night one last time where a great line up is made even better by free roast potatoes, you have to get yourself to the Mercantile by 20:00 on Sunday.

The line-up for this Sunday Roast is …. top secret! But I’d say after 14 years, the guys around Kieron will make this last one memorable, so it should be a good line-up (no pressure!!! ;-) ).

The good news? Well, since the guys who ran the event are much too young to retire, we hopefully will see more from them in a different format.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 01 Feb

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

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 01 Feb

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 01 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

American Football Superbowl

23:30, Sun 01 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

A whole range of pubs in Dublin will show the American Football Super Bowl this year, Some years ago, there were only two or three and I remember that one of them even kicked out their guests beause the game ran later than they had expected! This year the list of pubs showing it is as long as your arm. Most places don’t charge for admission and if a pub wants to charge you for admission make sure that you check that they provide adequate food or drink for free as part of the deal.

The game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will start at 23:30 and will be finished up to 4 hours later.

Some of the venues that screen the game and that seem to have free admission are:

+ Trinity Bar Venue
+ Odeon
+ The Living Room
+ DTwo
+ Harry’s On The Green
+ Fibber Magees
+ The Woolshed
+ The Portobello
+ Sinnotts Bar
+ Doyles

And add to that the ones that do charge and you have PLENTY of choice!

The guys from Publin.ie have compiled a list of 17 pubs (including some that are not free), but it is possible that even they might have missed a few: publin.ie/2015/the-superbowl-in-dublin-pubs-a-publin-guide/

There is another alternative: Channel 4 are showing the whole game on TV (programme start at 22:30), so get your food and drink supply ready and after the game you can just roll into your bed before a short few hours later the alarm goes off.

Monday 02 Feb

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Groundhog Day

08:00, Mon 02 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

It is Groundhog Day today! If you remember the 1993 comedy film “Ground Hog Day” with Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott, you know eactly what that means. And if you have not seen or never heard of that film, then you can check the significance of this day here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day

In essence: A groundhog will tell us on this day if Spring comes early or not. ;-)

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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/

DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble – Lunchtime Concerts

13:00 – 14:00, Mon 02 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

The DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble perform a lunchtime concert in the Rathmines Library every Monday in February (02, 09, 16, 23 February).

Admission is free, but booking is required via conservatory@dit.ie

www.dit.ie/conservatory/whatson/newsitemtitle,106636,en.html

Effective Strategies to Combat Stress

13:00, Mon 02 Feb

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

The “Effective Strategies to Combat Stress” workshop in the Central Library on Mon 02 Feb will use a Cognitive Behavioural approach to stress management.

Workshop attendees will obtain understanding of what stress is, causative lifestyle factors and recognition of its physical/psychological effects. With an introduction of skills and strategies to combat stress effectively, attendees are empowered to manage stress, increasing ones potential to live with greater fulfilment and enjoyment. This workshop is facilitated by Geraldine Conlon, accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor.

Admission is free, but booking is required:
+ Central Library: Mon 02 Feb at 13:00. Phone 01-873 4333 or centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

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

Diet and Nutrition in Sixteenth-Century Ireland – Lecture

16:00, Mon 02 Feb

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

“Consuming Elites: Diet and Nutrition in Sixteenth-Century Ireland” by Susan Flavin (TCD) is the next lecture in the Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series 2014-15.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/centreforearlymodernhistory2014_15.php

Beerhouse Beerfest

18:00, Mon 02 Feb

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse is inviting to the first beerfest in 2015. From Thursday 29 Jan until Sunday 08 Feb, they will have live bands, beer sampling and other special events, night after night. Admission is free.

The focus is on guest brewers and on sampling their products.
The brewers in the Beerhouse throughout the week are Sat: Independent Brewing, Sun: Jack Cody’s, Mon: Combined Tastings, Thurs: Eight degrees brewing, Fri: 5 Lamps Brewing, Sun: White Gypsy Brewing

On Tuesday a EUR 4 per pint Full Moon Party takes place and on Sunday Ray Scully will be on stage at 19:00.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 02 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Super Happy Fun Times are running an Open Mic night for Music and Spoken Word every Monday in Sin É.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 02 Feb

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 02 Feb

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 02 Feb

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 02 Feb

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

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

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

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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 02 Feb

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 02 Feb

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

Tuesday 03 Feb

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“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 03 Feb

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 03 Feb

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

Horizons Contemporary Music Series – Concert

12:30, Tue 03 Feb

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra are inviting to the Horizons Contemporary Music Series 2015, a yearly concert series that features contemporary composers. The composer on Tuesday at the last event of the series is John Buckley and the concert will start at 13:00. There will be a conversation between the director of the Contemporary Music Centre (Evonne Ferguson) and John Buckley before the concert at 12:30.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below or directly with the National Concert Hall (01-4170000 or online).

www.rte.ie/orchestras/2015/0203/nso3feb.html

Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed – Advice

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 03 Feb

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

An Information and Advice from the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) will be in the Central Library and will provide you with help and information.

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

Beerhouse Beerfest

18:00, Tue 03 Feb

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse is inviting to the first beerfest in 2015. From Thursday 29 Jan until Sunday 08 Feb, they will have live bands, beer sampling and other special events, night after night. Admission is free.

The focus is on guest brewers and on sampling their products.
The brewers in the Beerhouse throughout the week are Sat: Independent Brewing, Sun: Jack Cody’s, Mon: Combined Tastings, Thurs: Eight degrees brewing, Fri: 5 Lamps Brewing, Sun: White Gypsy Brewing

On Tuesday a EUR 4 per pint Full Moon Party takes place and on Sunday Ray Scully will be on stage at 19:00.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

Poles and other Eastern Europeans and their violent pasts – Lecture

18:00, Tue 03 Feb

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

“Competing Victimhoods? How Poles and other Eastern Europeans commemorate their violent pasts” by Dariusz Stola (Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of the Sciences) is the next lecture in the lecture series “Trauma, Memory and Identity after the Second World War”.

It is organised by the Centre for War Studies (School of Histories and Humanities) and the Centre for European Studies (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies)

Find more information about the lecture on the website below. Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2014-11-11europesviolentmemories.php

Stop. Breathe. Flourish – Tips for everyday wellbeing

18:30, Tue 03 Feb

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

“Stop. Breathe. Flourish – Practical tips for everyday wellbeing” is a workshop in Pembroke Library on Tues 03 Feb and Drumcondra Library on Thurs 12 Feb.

The workshop will offer lots of great tips and techniques from the fields of mindfulness, positive psychology, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which give us powerful ways to renew our sense of optimism, enhance health and boost personal well-being. Some of the key ideas to be discussed will include ways to identify our mental health boosters, discover our true potential and how to bring about positive change in our lives.

Admission is free, but booking is required:
+ Pembroke Library: Tues 03 Feb at 18:30. Phone 01-668 9575 or pembrokelibrary@dublincity.ie
+ Drumcondra Library: Thurs 12 Feb at 18:30. Phone 01-837 7206 or drumcondralibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/stop-breathe-flourish-%E2%80%93

Green Drinks Dublin – The Mysterious Sea Trout

19:00, Tue 03 Feb

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

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) continues to bring you Dublin Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month. Green Drinks is a monthly event in 661 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together. At this month’s Dublin event, the topic is “The Mysterious Sea Trout” and it will be explained to you how the Sea Trout reached Ireland more than 10,000 years ago and how the Sea Trout is related to the freshwater Trout.

Meet up on the top floor of Sweetman’s. Doors open at 18:30 and the talk is at 19:00. Admission is free, but you are asked to indicate your attendance either on the Facebook Page below or through an email to dublinbranch@iwt.ie

www.facebook.com/events/781986931890562

Hidden Pages from World War I – Seminar

19:00, Tue 03 Feb

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

This seminar, organised by the Irish Society for Archives and St Patrick’s Cathedral, is entitled “Hidden Pages from Word War I” and explores through five talk, previously unknown archival sources on soldiers & civilians. The Facebook page below lists the individual contributions, but it is hard to read.

The seminar will take place in The Lady Chapel at St Patrick’s Cathedral and the evening will begin with a wine reception at 19:00 with the talks beginning at 19:30. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.facebook.com/irishsocietyforarchives/photos/607717782663721/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

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 03 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Plateau Sessions – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 03 Feb

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that features some special guest acts and the line-up on Tuesday is: The Klares, Popgun Warfare, The Craves

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-plateau-sessions-18/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 03 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 03 Feb

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 03 Feb

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

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 03 Feb

Wicked Wolf, 2 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

There will be free comedy upstairs in the Wicked Wolf in Blackrock on every second Tuesday. New acts and surprise guests will entertain you and the event is organised by Maxine Jones.

The dates are 06+20 Jan, 03+17 Feb, 03+17+31 Mar. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to include the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 03 Feb

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

Wednesday 04 Feb

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 04 Feb

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therfore started this initiative in 2011.

Most OPW owned sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ The Casino, Marino (closed from 01 Nov-13 March)
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

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

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays.pdf

Green Living Programme Workshops

10:30 – 12:30, Wed 04 Feb

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A series of free Green Living Programme Workshops with Global Action Plan (GAP) Ireland will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. The workshops will run on Wednesdays (04+11+25 Feb) in February and will help you to reduce your impact on the environment and save money.

The programme is built on the principle “Think Globally – Act Locally” and will lead to improvements in the local and global environment.

The course is free, but booking is required and it is expected that it will be very popular, so book on 01 677 0095 as soon as possible. More information is on the website below.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,33008,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 04 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 04 Feb

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/

Tour of Treasures of the Dead Zoo

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 04 Feb

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

At this walking “Tour of Treasures of the Dead Zoo” with Nigel Monaghan (Keeper of Natural History) you will be exploring the history and highlights of the Museum.

This event is part of a series of talks to mark ’Trove’, an exhibition by artist Dorothy Cross at IMMA.

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@museum.ie or 01 648 639/01 648 6332.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4562

Book Adventurers Club – Literary Reading

15:30 – 16:30, Wed 04 Feb

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

The Instituto Cervantes is inviting to the Book Adventurers Club, a book/reading club for families and children from 3 years of age who would like to enjoy reading in Spanish.

The goal is to encourage reading and reading out loud and to have a good time with books. You are welcome to bring your favourite book to read and share with other children.

The event will take place on the first Wednesday of every month from February to June (not in April) and if you would like to join, book your place via reservas.dublin@cervantes.es Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha98377_16_2.htm

The post-war refugee crisis – Lecture

16:00, Wed 04 Feb

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

The lecture “The Irish response to the post-war refugee crisis and the emergence of the modern international refugee organisation, 1945-1951″ by Gianna Hegarty (TCD) is the next lecture in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series 2014-15.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2014_15.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Feb

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

Beerhouse Beerfest

18:00, Wed 04 Feb

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse is inviting to the first beerfest in 2015. From Thursday 29 Jan until Sunday 08 Feb, they will have live bands, beer sampling and other special events, night after night. Admission is free.

The focus is on guest brewers and on sampling their products.
The brewers in the Beerhouse throughout the week are Sat: Independent Brewing, Sun: Jack Cody’s, Mon: Combined Tastings, Thurs: Eight degrees brewing, Fri: 5 Lamps Brewing, Sun: White Gypsy Brewing

On Tuesday a EUR 4 per pint Full Moon Party takes place and on Sunday Ray Scully will be on stage at 19:00.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

A Leap in the Dark – Music and the First World War – Piano Recital

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Feb

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

“A Leap in the Dark – Music and the First World War” is a piano recital by Italian composer and pianist Cosimo Leonardo Colazzo.

Colazzo will perform music from the First World War. The event is organised by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Trinity College Dublin and admission is free, however booking is required via the website below.

www.nch.ie/Online/A-Leap-in-the-Dark-04Feb15

Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy – Book Launch

18:30, Wed 04 Feb

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

The Book Launch for “Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy: The Comic ‘I’” by Susanne Colleary will take place in the Long Room Hub. The introduction will be by Dr Eamonn Jordan and there will be a special guest appearance of Dr Günther Grun (which is outstanding comedian Barry Murphy’s alter ego).

The deadline for registration has passed, but you could check if there are still places by sending a mail to thecomici15@gmail.com

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/assets/img/events/2015/2015-02-04%20stand%20up%20comedy%20launch_large.JPG

What is primal? What does science say? – Art Lecture

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Feb

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

“What is primal? What does science say?” is a lecture by David McConnell (Fellow Emeritus Smurfit Institute of Genetics, TCD) in which he discusses primal events of the known universe and questions whether they can tell us anything about art and the creative impulses of artists.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236915.htm

Water Wars: From El Alto to Edenmore – Discussion

19:00, Wed 04 Feb

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The Comhlamh First Wednesday Debate is back and this time the topic is “Water Wars: From El Alto to Edenmore”.

From Bolivia to Ireland, the struggle to ensure that water is kept in public hands has sparked mass protest movements, centred on resistance from local communities. This talk will draw on the experience of one community’s struggle in the Global South (El Alto, Bolivia) and relate it to the Irish movement against water charges.

The evening will start with the film screening of the documentary “Water Rising” which focuses on the struggle against water privatisation in Bolivia. This will be followed by a panel discussion.

Comhlámh is an organisation of development workers, volunteers and activists who work together to achieve a just and equitable world.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/1570099253234399/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 04 Feb

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 04 Feb

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 04 Feb

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 04 Feb

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 04 Feb

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 04 Feb

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 04 Feb

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 04 Feb

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).

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 05 Feb

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 05 Feb

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

Democratisation of Collections through Digitisation – Lecture

13:00, Thu 05 Feb

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

The lecture “Democratisation of Collections through Digitisation” by Simon Tanner (Senior Tutor in the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London) looks at how accelerating access to unique and distinct library content activates new areas of scholarship and teaching.

Admission is free.

tcld.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/trinity-college-library-dublin-to-host-lecture-democratisation-of-collections-through-digitisation/

Meditation and Relaxation

13:00, Thu 05 Feb

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

These Meditation and Relaxation sessions at Pearse Street Library will combine mindfulness meditation, relaxation and breathing techniques.

Workshop facilitator Carolyn Sinnott practices as a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor, Psychotherapist and clinical Supervisor. Carolyn will emphasis why it’s so important we purposefully relax and replenish our energy levels. The sessions will show you how to reconnect with yourself and leave you feeling more relaxed, rested and nourished.

Admission is free, but booking is required:
+ Thurs 05 Feb at 13:00 – Quieten the Mind and Relax the Body
+ Thurs 12 Feb at 13:00 – Cultivate Calm using guided Relaxation Techniques
Contact Pearse Street Library on 01-674 4888 or pearsestreetlibrary@dublincity.ie

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

Beerhouse Beerfest

18:00, Thu 05 Feb

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse is inviting to the first beerfest in 2015. From Thursday 29 Jan until Sunday 08 Feb, they will have live bands, beer sampling and other special events, night after night. Admission is free.

The focus is on guest brewers and on sampling their products.
The brewers in the Beerhouse throughout the week are Sat: Independent Brewing, Sun: Jack Cody’s, Mon: Combined Tastings, Thurs: Eight degrees brewing, Fri: 5 Lamps Brewing, Sun: White Gypsy Brewing

On Tuesday a EUR 4 per pint Full Moon Party takes place and on Sunday Ray Scully will be on stage at 19:00.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

Remarkable History of the Cairo Genizah – Lecture

18:00, Thu 05 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The yearly Chester Beatty lecture in 2015 is “‘In the Dust of Centuries’: the Remarkable History of the Cairo Genizah” by Dr B M. Outhwaite (Joint Head of Special Collections, Head of the Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library).

Admission is free, but by invitation and there are only limited places available for us normal people. ;-) If you are interested in attending, contact Lisa Fitzsimons on 01-4070779 or lecture@cbl.ie

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

“Censored” – Print Museum Talks

18:30, Thu 05 Feb

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

‘Censored’ is a series of eight free evening lectures, one each month, from September 2014 to August 2015.

The sixth lecture in this series is “‘Controlling the Message’: Irish newspapers and press censorship 1881-91″ with Dr Myles Dungan (RTE).

Admission is free to all lectures, but booking is required via info@nationalprintmuseum.ie

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

How to Increase Your Happiness Ratio – Workshop

18:30, Thu 05 Feb

Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Donaghmede Rd, Dublin 13

“How to Increase Your Happiness Ratio” is a workshop at Donaghmede Library (in Donaghmede Shopping Centre) on 05 Feb and in Charleville Mall Library on 26 Feb.

Happiness and positive emotions enhance our resilience in difficult times, build better health and allow us to be creative and open to others. They are essential in how we are to face and come through the challenges in front of us and to thrive. Facilitator Patricia Allen-Garratt will provide guidance on how to build more lasting happiness into our lives so we can live authentically, wholeheartedly and genuinely.

Admission is free, but booking is required:
+ Donaghmede Library: Thurs 05 Feb at 18:30. Phone 01-848 2833 or donaghmedelibrary@dublincity.ie
+ Charleville Mall Library: Thurs 26 Feb at 11:00. Phone 01-874 9619 or charlevillemalllibrary@dublincity.ie

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

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 05 Feb

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

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

19:00, Thu 05 Feb

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 05 Feb

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30), followed by live music (21:00-23:30) by up and coming local and international artists.

Admission is free and free fingerfood is provided.

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 05 Feb

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

Dive Bar Open Mic

21:00, Thu 05 Feb

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

The Dive Bar Open Mic Night is a weekly Open Mic night where no performers are prearranged. Just arrive between 20:30 and 21:00 and ask for Conor or Alan to get your name down. The first performance is at 21:00.

Singer songwriters, poets, instrumentalists and comedy and sometimes even bands are invited to perform. All levels of experience welcome.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/divebaropenmic

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 05 Feb

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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 05 Feb

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

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

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

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/brady-s-fun-pub-quiz-back-thursday-8th-jan-2015/1001225919300910319322809

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 05 Feb

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 05 Feb

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 06 Feb

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Clarke Stained Glass Symposium

09:00 – 18:00, Fri 06 Feb

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

The Clarke Studios Symposium will present recent scholarship about the Clarke Stained Glass Studios and discuss the impact that digital collections can have on arts and humanities research.

The symposium is a full day free event, but the registration deadline has passed. Nevertheless there is a possibility that you can still get access if you go to the registration website at Eventbrite and put your name on the waiting list.

The full programme can be found on the website below.

clarkestudios.wordpress.com/symposium-programme/

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 06 Feb

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 06 Feb

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

Lisa Lambe – In-Store event

13:00, Fri 06 Feb

HMV Grafton Street, 65 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Lisa Lambe will be in Grafton Street for a performance and a signing of her new album.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/HMVIreland/events

Collecting, Presenting and Mediating – Arts Lecture

13:15 – 14:00, Fri 06 Feb

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

In her Lunchtime Talk “Archiving Performance: Collecting, Presenting and Mediating”, Jennifer Fitzgibbon (art historian and NIVAL Administrator) examines issues with forming an archive of performance and how impermanent practices are documented, stored and presented for future use, with particular reference to the collections of the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL).

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236933.htm

Beerhouse Beerfest

18:00, Fri 06 Feb

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse is inviting to the first beerfest in 2015. From Thursday 29 Jan until Sunday 08 Feb, they will have live bands, beer sampling and other special events, night after night. Admission is free.

The focus is on guest brewers and on sampling their products.
The brewers in the Beerhouse throughout the week are Sat: Independent Brewing, Sun: Jack Cody’s, Mon: Combined Tastings, Thurs: Eight degrees brewing, Fri: 5 Lamps Brewing, Sun: White Gypsy Brewing

On Tuesday a EUR 4 per pint Full Moon Party takes place and on Sunday Ray Scully will be on stage at 19:00.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

Zero Tolerance to FGM – Film Screening

18:00, Fri 06 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

ActionAid and AkiDwA will host a free screening of the documentary “A Handful of Ash” to mark International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM (Female Gen ital Mutilation) on Friday. The screening will be followed by a short panel discussion.

AkiDwA will also launch the first Information Guide for Education Professionals in Ireland on FGM on that evening.

In 2010 Kurdish film director Nabaz Ahmad together with Shara Amin, travelled through Kurdistan to record “A Handful of Ash”, a documentary about FGM in the region. The film approaches the subject respectfully and carefully through different women’s testimonials. Shortly after watching the documentary, the Kurdish parliament outlawed the practice. Since then, the number of girls being mutilated in Kurdistan has fallen by over 60%, an incredible success.

Book your free tickets here www.eventbrite.ie/e/screening-of-a-handful-of-ash-in-conjunction-with-akidwa-tickets-15328508983?ref=devg

www.actionaid.ie/2015/01/free-screening-handful-ash

Scientology: Enough is Enough – Conference

18:30, Fri 06 Feb

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Ex-members of Scientology speak out against the organisations fraud and abuse at the “Scientology: Enough is Enough” conference in Filmbase. The event takes place on Friday from 18:30 and continues on Saturday (07 Feb) at 12:00. A whole range of ex-Scientologists who were once in influential positions will share their experiences.

Admission is free and if you can’t make it in person, there will be a livestream available. Find more information on the website below.

exscientologistsireland.org/wp/

Beyond Fear – Harnessing the Power of Silence

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 06 Feb

Brahma Kumaris Ireland, 6 Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Beyond Fear – Harnessing the Power of Silence” is the title of a talk on Friday at the Brahma Kumaris Yoga Centre.

Imagine a world in which there is no fear, where people are relaxed, happy and live in harmony with each other ad nature. Is this possible?

Speakers are Mai New (Management Training Consultant), Fatimah Alaya (Midwifery Student at Trinity College) and Maureen Goodman (Programme Director, Brahma Kumaris UK)

www.brahmakumaris.org/mailshot/uk/22012015_1_web.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 06 Feb

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

A Different Friday – Comedy / Music/ Theatre

20:00, Fri 06 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

“A Different Friday” is a new style of evening in Sweeney’s. With Comedy, Burles que, Theatre, Music all in one show, there will be Donal Vaughan (Comedy), Kora Elle (Burle sque), Geraldine Crowley and Harry Walsh Foreman (Theatre) and Robert Coyle performing extracts of his show Numinous.

Admission is free with donations being very much appreciated.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 06 Feb

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 06 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A weekly Gig Night in Sin É, organised and presented by Super Happy Fun Times takes place every Friday and admission is free. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 06 Feb

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 06 Feb

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Lenin and Lionel – Gig

21:30, Fri 06 Feb

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

Lenin and Lionel will perform own compositions and covers from Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Don Mclean and John Denver in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Mid-Term Break – Gig

22:00, Fri 06 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

6-piece cover band Mid-Term Break will play in Whelan’s and admission is free.

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

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Events Coming Up

Birdwatching Bull Island

Sun 08 Feb – 11:00

Bull Island, Clontarf

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is inviting to their yearly visit to the hoards of winter feeding birds on Bull Island.

Led by Birdwatch Ireland’s, Seán Hogan, it is expected that you will see a wide variety of bird species from teal ducks to gannets, brent geese to lapwings – along with some other rarities that you can try to spot on the day.

Admission is free but you need to reserve your place via dublinbranch@iwt.ie

Sheridan Le Fanu – Gothic Horror Mini-Festival

05-07 Feb

Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

The “Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors” is a yearly festival organised by Howard Linnane and as an extension to that festival, Howard also runs events that celebrate some of the important “creators” of Gothic Horror.

Gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu, who was born in Dublin on 28 August 1814, died on 07 Feb 1873 and to mark the 142nd anniversary of his death, Howard will run a mini-festival with events on Thursday 05 Feb, Friday 06 Feb and then on Sat 07 Feb.

The events will take the form of literary readings and film screenings and it will most likely take place in the Central Hotel and possibly also The Bleeding Horse.
The final confirmations for the times and locations are still outstanding so I am telling you about this mini-festival, but you will need to check the details early next week on www.facebook.com/GothicHorrorsFest

Admission to all events will be free, donations are appreciated.

Songs and Poems of Love – Farmleigh House Ticket Competition

Sat 15 February

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Singer Susan McKeown and poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill will perform this “Songs and Poems of Love” programme and Farmleigh Writer-In-Residence Theo Dorgan will conduct them through their own work and the work of some other poets and singers, in Irish and in English.

Admission to the event is free, but is ticketed and to get tickets you need to enter a draw. Winners will get 2 tickets each (only winners will be notified). Send an e-mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject “Songs and Poems of Love – 14 Feb”

No deadline for submitting your entry is given, so you better do it now.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,33029,en.html

A Night with Arena – RTE Radio 1 at Farmleigh House – Farmleigh House Ticket Competition

Thursday 12 February

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

ARENA is the RTÉ Radio 1 arts programme with reviews and news, live acts and recorded performances, interviews etc about arts in Ireland. The programme is presented by Seán Rocks and Arena will be in Farmleigh House on 12 Feb to record a show in front of a live audience.

You can be part of that life audience and see how the programme is created. If you are interested, send an e-mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject “A Night with Arena” and your name will be entered in the draw for two free tickets per winner. (Only winners will be notified.)

A deadline for submitting your entry has not been given, so you better do it soon.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,33028,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

17+18+24 January + 01 February

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

The next walks take place on 17, 18, 24 January and on 01 February.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Temple Bar Trad Fest (some events): 28 Jan-01 Feb

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This is odd

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

Irish Politicians – A shower of idiots?

Politicians in every country seem to be a special breed. The amount of scandals we read/hear about can’t just be because they are more in the public eye than others, there must be more to it.

Maybe many of them only became politicians because they are scheming, sometimes corrupt, maybe not so bright shower of underperformers in other areas of life?

Ireland seems to have its fair share of dubious specimens in public offices and in the Dail and we find them in all the parties, but one special case seems to be Michael Lowry from Tipperary. He was once a Chairman of Fine Gael and was a Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications for the short period of 1994-1996. But he seems to be dodgy as hell as even the Moriarty Tribunal found and was barred from Fine Gael after even they found him unsuitable. Shockingly he got re-elected into the Dail by the people of Tipperary North (as an Independent candidate) at every election since 1996, and it makes you wonder about the Tipperary North crowd as well.

Many think Lowry more belongs into a prison than into the national parliament, but maybe the line is thin between the suitable location for more than one TD.

If anybody ever thought, though, that Lowry is suited in the slightest to represent the people of Ireland, I seriously hope they will re-think this again because this is what happened during last week:
Lowry sent a note to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny to reappoint Valerie O’Reilly to the board of the National Transport Authority. We don’t know what got him to give that recommendation, but he claims that Valerie O’Reilly asked him to do that for her. (Unfortunately that doesn’t throw a good light on Valerie O’Reilly, but let’s not go there!)
I am sure that recommendations of that sort are a daily thing and in the Irish system where it is most important WHO you know in your move to an influential position, it is a very “normal” thing.

But what was Lowry thinking when he wrote “Taoiseach, could you please consider Valerie O’Reilly to the Board of NTA. A woman, bright, intelligent and not bad looking either! Michael Lowry”

Read that second sentence again! – I’d say you have to be exceptionally dim and utterly unprofessional to measure a Board members suitability in that way AND you have to be even dimmer to write this in a recommendation.

Here is a picture of the original note: www.rte.ie/news/2015/0126/675715-lowry/

We can hope that the people of Tipperary North (and especially the women there) reward Lowry appropriately at the next election, but they happily accepted all his dodgyness in the last 19 years, so maybe there is no hope for them…and for us!?

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