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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has currently more than 23,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

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 27. August 2016:


Dublin Event Guide 480: Heritage Week, Merrion Square Open Day, Dalkey Lobster Fest, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh Family Comedy Fest

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 480 | 26 August 2016

Subscribers: 24,100

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Hi all!

This is the last weekend of summer and the last weekend of school holidays and the last weekend of significantly less traffic on the roads. And since often the weather gets better again in September (probably because kids are back in school now ;-) ), I am looking forward to that coming week. Heritage Week is still on until Sunday and there are markets left, right and centre. So, if you want, you can keep yourself VERY busy this weekend!

I had lots of Internet problems during the week and also had less time than normal for the Dublin Event Guide on Friday due to my day job, so unfortunately it is back to the two-stage publishing process of this Dublin Event Guide. First I will update the smartphone app and the website, then I will add more events and once all is completed, the e-mail will be sent.

This is the FINAL edition.

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Update on the bills: Hurray, the August amount was cleared exactly on the cent! The next bill of EUR 190 will be due at the end of September. Thanks so much to all supporters! If you can help in any way, your help will also be VERY much appreciated!!! Can YOU help here?

And here is my weekly appeal: The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 65,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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Without putting your hand in your pocket at all you can help the Dublin Event Guide! Just use the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the banner ads in other sections as often as possible 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 publication (for example for Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), then you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime.
This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot is one for all the parents (current and future) among the Dublin Event Guide Readers. It is an appeal to you to do more than others, to be different, to be better. And it is very timely with school starting again this week. Mitch Joel is an American publicist and journalist and he said:

I’m not going to let school get in the way of my child’s education. – Mitch Joel

What does he refer to? And why should you not just let others decide what your child will learn and what not?
Think about what you learned in school and how far it got you! Sure you passed exams and there was good stuff among the things that you learned, but also a LOT of unnecessary stuff and was the teaching well done? I guess it wasn’t! Read the “This is Odd” section this week in this Dublin Event Guide to get more food for thought and to see why Mitch Joel is so right!

By the way, if you like these quotes and would like to see more of them, follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/joergst were I post one or two motivational quotes every day. And if you are on Twitter anyway, also follow the Dublin Event Guide on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DublinEventG

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Last week Ornaigh G, Noel N, Serena F, Eamonn U and Gerard Ph were so great to help the Dublin Event Guide with a donation! Thanks a lot! I really appreciate your help! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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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 the following events:

+ Merrion Square Open Day on Saturday, especially the No 29 Museum and the Archaeofest in Merrion Square
+ People’s Photography Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday
+ Family Comedy Weekend at Farmleigh House on Saturday and Sunday, but watch out for road closures in Phoenix Park
+ Dalkey Lobster Fest Live Gigs (Saturday + Sunday)
+ Roots Festival Live Gig in Harbour Bar in Bray (Saturday and Sunday)
+ Dublin Flea Market
AND there are still a number of Heritage Week Event happening.

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Competitions

Aidan Killian: The Money Shot

01 September – 20:00
Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Aidan Killian, a passionate, daring, political comedian will record his new comedy show “The Money Shot” at Whelan’s on 01 September. He tackles subjects that many dare not mention such as banking corruption, religion, whistleblowers and conspiracy theories but with enough charm and humour to get away with it. And the Money Shot is his fifth solo show. It is a thought provoking, witty and inspiring show that explores the history of money and how it impacts society.

Tickets are available via www.whelanslive.com/index.php/aidan-killian-the-money-shot/ for EUR 12 (+service charge).

And for three Dublin Event Guide Readers, Aidan made a pair of tickets available. If you want to win a pair of tickets, you need to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with AKILLIAN in the subject and with your name and phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Monday 29 August at 12:00.

www.facebook.com/events/282953812082137/

The Sophisticats Vintage Band – Gig – Ticket Competition – Winners

25 August – 20:00
Tivoli Backstage, 18-18 Frances Street, Dublin 8

A brand new band, The Sophisticats, with a repertoire from swing to Salsa and with a vintage take even on Pop and Rock songs has emerged and they will have their first event on Thursday 25 August. The band is lead by talented singer Joan Shields and on the drums is Jerry Fehily, both are good friends of mine and supporters of the Dublin Event Guide.

All information about the launch gig on the 25 August is here www.facebook.com/events/306746163003256/ and you can buy tickets (from EUR 6) via the Eventbrite link here.

The Sophisticats have made a pair of Special Tickets available for a Dublin Event Guide reader and the winner was Gabriela Pineda. Congratulations!

www.facebook.com/thesophisticatsvintageband/

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If you want to reach more than 24,000 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 gear. ;-)

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Ice Rink for Dublin at Liffey Valley

A huge expansion of the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre has been approved and it will include an Olympic-sized indoor ice rink and a very futuristic brand new look. The retail space will be expanded by a huge 7,000 square metres and the restaurant space will be increased by 3,774 square metres.

The ice-rink has space for 2,500 spectators for skating competitions, ice hockey matches and other entertainment events. A great addition!!
And all this is meant to be completed by the end of THIS year!

Oddly, though, the planned addition of 1,800 car park spaces was NOT approved. Why you ask? The “experts” from state-organisation “Transport Infrastructure Ireland” decided that because the car parking is free (it is an OUT OF TOWN shopping centre with poor public transport to it!!!) additional car parking spaces would discourage drivers from using alternative means of transport. You really have to wonder about the intelligence of some of these “experts”.

The Gazette Newspapers reported about it here.

Summer of Heritage 2016 – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Last few days of this year’s “Summer of Heritage” programme in Dun Laoghaire:

The Summer of Heritage 2016 programme in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, is a series of free guided tours running for 10 weeks from 27 June – 04 September. There will be 29 events at locations like Dalkey Castle, Cabinteely House, National Maritime Museum, Monkstown Castle, Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, Milltown, The Metals, Seapoint Martello Tower, Dun Laoghaire, Killiney Hill and there will also be a Maeve Binchy walking tour, a 1916 Graves tour of Deansgrange Cemetery, a 1916 Social History tour of Dún Laoghaire and a 1916 Exhibition in Marlay House.

No other part of Dublin runs such an interesting and extensive heritage programme with plenty of free guided tours, so have a look at the programme on the website here. You find a link on the same site where you can download the full booklet in PDF.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to give recommendations, tips & tricks on how to organise and run good events. Eventbrite is the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and their support is very much appreciated! All information in this section is supplied by Eventbrite.

== EVENTBRITE HELPS EVENT ORGANISERS ==

6 LAST MINUTE EVENT PROMOTION IDEAS
The amount of event organisers that only realise in the last few days before the event that they haven’t promoted their event well enough is staggering. Luckily Eventbrite has some good advise on how to make up for this with their “6 Last Minutes Event Promotion Ideas” blog post.
Read the full article here.

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If you are regularly or occasionaly organising events, keep an eye on the Eventbrite blog. It covers a wide variety of event-related and event-relevant topics that can help you hugely! Read more here.

And if you are looking for free or non-free events, you can find them at www.eventbrite.ie

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.

Voices of Memory – Walk & Talk at sound art installation

30 June – 30 Sept

National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

Voices of Memory is a riverside sound art installation by Christina Kubisch at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens to remember the more than 49,000 Irish people who died in the First World War. In 1923, these names were published in Irish Memorial Records 1914-1918. Consisting of eight volumes, these records, beautifully designed and illustrated by Irish artist Harry Clarke, are housed nearby in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens.

Almost the entire list of these names was read by volunteers of different ages and accents from across Ireland. The sound installation is based on the flow of these male and female voices playing over the bank of the river.

Admission is free. www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20767264

Dia Dhuit – Group Exhibition

Thurs 18 August – Sat 03 September (Tue-Sat: 13:00-18:00)

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

DIA DHUIT is a group exhibition featuring eight young emerging Irish artists. After recently taking part in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Graduate showcase, this is the artists’ first foray into the contemporary art world completely independent of an educational institution.

The artists are Bram Mottiar | Jack Marmion | Christine Roche | Janice Harrington | Geoff Quin | Rachel Doyle | Sean O’Rourke | Stephen Burke.

The exhibition will run until 03 September. The opening night is on Thursday 18 August (18:00-20:00). Admission to exhibition and opening night is free.

www.mart.ie/calendar/dia-dhuit/

Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916 – Exhibition

07 May – September (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat+Sun 14:00-17:00, closed bank holiday weekends)

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

The exhibition “Seditious Types – Legacy of the Printers of 1916″ will explore the role of printers active in 1916 and the central role of printed media in shaping the image and meaning of the Easter Rising.

Politics and the print industry had a complex relationship in 1916 Ireland. As a commercial sector the print industry produced vast amounts of stationary and advertising for the main political parties and the British administration. This often resulted in material from varying political points of view being produced in the same printing shops. However, a number of print shops were associated with the Gaelic League and the nationalist literary movement. This group of printers actively published works which would not have been printed by the mainstream printers of the time, including works by Yeats, Synge and O’Casey. In recognition of the power of print to inform and win public opinion, a nationalist print counter-culture existed in the form of journals, pamphlets and books. This ‘mosquito press’ circulated mainly in Dublin among radical political activists. In the case of the more seditious groups and individuals, small printing presses were often established in secret locations. By 1916 many of the key political activists were printers, compositors and editors.

Find out more details here.

Ireland’s Main Street, 1625-1925: An Architectural History

20-31 August – (Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-17:00)

City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

The Irish Georgian Society is reopening its exhibition “Ireland’s Main Street, 1625-1925: An Architectural History”. If you missed it during its run in March/April of this year, this is your chance to see it again during National Heritage Week.

“From Drogheda via Sackville to O’Connell Street; the evolution of Dublin’s premier street is explored in this exhibition showing the changes on the street over 300 years. With an emphasis on the late Georgian residential, late Victorian commercial and the huge rebuild following the 1916 rising, this exhibition aims to offer a broad view of the architecture and planning of an iconic street.”

www.facebook.com/events/160926337667730/

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

see below

Libraries in Dublin

Fifty Printmakers from eight printmaking studios around Ireland were invited by The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare to create ‘little prints’ on ‘little known events or incidents’ during or around the time of the 1916 Rising and the exhibition will tour the Dublin Libraries in 2016.

Each library displaying the exhibition will host a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will be invited to illustrate an incident/artefact of their choice. A small selection of the resulting work may be added to the website and may be included in the display in the library. Please check with the library for date and time of their respective workshop.

The schedule for 2016 is

+ March and April 2016 – Central Library
+ May 2016 – Rathmines Library
+ June 2016 – Walkinstown Library
+ November 2016 – Dublin City Library and Archive
+ December 2016 -Finglas Library

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 27 Aug

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

National Heritage Week

09:00, Sat 27 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The National Heritage Week is coming to an end, but there is still two more days. It is a week long festival (20-28 August) that will build awareness and education about our heritage, its conservation and preservation. There will be more than 2000 events all over Ireland and hundreds of them are in Dublin.

From guided tours via concerts and talks to Family events, it will be a very busy week for anybody who is interested in Heritage or at least has an open mind. Most events are free, but a good few need booking, so have a look at the long events list if you get a chance and select what is suitable for you: www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Printed event guides/books will be available from Tourist Information Centres, for example the Dublin Tourist Office in Suffolk Street, but also from museums, OPW sites and libraries.

And in addition you download the PDF version here:

+ Dublin City: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf
+ Fingal (North Dublin): www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-fingal.pdf
+ South Dublin County: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-couthdublincounty.pdf
+ Dun Laoghaire: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dun-laoighire.pdf

I will include a number of individual events separately as well, but will not be able to include ALL events, so please check the full programme via the links above!

www.heritageweek.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 27 Aug

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 27 Aug

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 27 Aug

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 27 Aug

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

A Fair Land Project

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

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

A Fair Land is a project in the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s Courtyard where a pre-1916 village is built and will operate from 12-28 August.

This project will develop a system for living derived from basic and simple resources used in a creative way. Visitors will have opportunities to eat, make, think or trade and through that process to learn, copy, assimilate and teach. With a focus on creating objects that are useful, desirable and achievable, A Fair Land will present an active and tangible representation of the place of creativity in society, creating a space for families, friends and strangers to gather, get involved, and experience alternative perspectives on living. More details about “A Fair Land” can be found here.

The full event schedule is here: imma.ie/en/downloads/imma_a_fair_land_a5_flyer_final.pdf

imma.ie/en/page_237103.htm

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Christ Church Cathedral Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Aug

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Every now and then Christ Church Cathedral runs a market in their “front garden”. It is a poorly promoted market (not even the Christ Church Facebook Page mentions it!!) and never mad busy, but you will find some good food stalls there AND our good friends from www.Paperbear.ie will sell their amazing pop-up cards there. Reason enough to pop-in while you are in the area. ;-)

Admission is free.

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 27 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

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

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

Great Pink Run

10:00, Sat 27 Aug

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Great Pink Run is a 10km and 5km run (or walk or jog) for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The Start is on Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park and the Finish is around the corner on Furze Road. The route is shown here.

Registration is closed and participation is not free, bht the reason for mentioning it here is so that you can support the runners (for Free!! ;-) ).

www.breastcancerireland.com/event/great-pink-run/

Heritage Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10:00, Sat 27 Aug

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is offering an absolutely outstanding programme of events for Heritage Week. They really pulled out all the stops and have something for everybody. There will be Organ Recitals, Bell Ringing, Jazz performances. Classical recitals and Talks & Tours. And everything is completely free (some events do require booking)!

+++ Organ Recitals: The Wondrous Machine
Saturdays during Heritage week at 18.15. Two free recitals showcasing the Cathedral’s mighty organ during Heritage Week. The organ is widely regarded as the finest instrument in Ireland and all the performance action will be relayed on a giant screen in the crossing. These recitals will appeal to organ nerds and novices alike.
20 August: David Leigh Performs The Everlasting Crown
27 August: Martina Smyth

+++ Bellringing Tours
Saturday 20 and 27 at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will include a demonstration on six bells. Participants must be over 12 years of age, physically fit, and comfortable in tight spaces. Registration essential

+++ Music for Lunch at 13:15
This summer’s Music for Lunch recital series features another great lineup of musicians performing a mixture of classical and traditional repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s recently refurbished Lady Chapel. Free entry at the order gate.
22 August: Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson
23 August: Sarah Busfield and Victoria Green
24 August: Mary Nolan and Harry Carpendale
25 August: Anne Murnaghan and Stuart Nicholson
26 August: Judith Lyons and Martina Smyth

+++ Rush Hour Recitals at 18:15
Escape rush-hour with a great lineup of performances (a mixture of classical and jazz) including singer Suzanne Savage, a jazz-infused organ recital given by Cathedral organist David Leigh, and The Crux Vocal Ensemble & Saxophonist Natalia McGough fusing ancient chant with a little jazz.
22 August:Natalia McGough and Barbara Dunne
23 August:David Leigh Jazz Organ
24 August:Stuart Nicholson and Jonathan Lycett
25 August:Crux Vocal Ensemble and Natalia McGough
26 August:Suzanne Savage

+++ Talks and Tours
Booking essential for all talks and tours. All talks start at 19.30 except where otherwise noted.
22 August: Albert Fenton, “A Motive Force: Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising.”
23 August: Eoin C. Bairéad, “Where were the Liberties?”
24 August:Gavan Woods, “Cathedral Conservation & Restoration”
25 August at 11.00: Linda Taylor, “The Forgotten Parish of St Luke’s”
25 August: James Howley, “The Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral”

+++ Free tours of the Cathedral
22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 August at 16.00
Join the Cathedral guides for a free tour of the Cathedral

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/heritage-week-2016/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Day

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

On the final weekend of Heritage Week, the Merrion Square Open Day brings you free tours and talks in buildings around Merrion Square.

I strongly recommend for example a visit to No 29 ESB’s Georgian House Museum (10:00-17:00). Or the exhibition of early recording and playback devices in the Irish Traditional Music Archive (10:00-17:00).
And the Institute of Archaeologists will have an Archaeofest 2016 in Merrion Square (11:00-16:00).

Admission free to all events, talks, tours etc.

The full programme is on the website below.

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/merrion-square-open-day-2/

People’s Photography Exhibition

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The People’s Photography Exhibition is like the People’s Art Exhibition an exhibition and “market” on the rails around St. Stephen’s Green. The only difference is that this time the art is photos and not paintings.

The People’s Photography Exhibition only takes place ONCE every year and this weekend (Saturday & Sunday) is this year’s date.

Admission is free and you are invited to view only, but also to buy if you like what you see.

www.facebook.com/events/465201037023096/

Summer Sun Trail – Drop-in Activity

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Aug

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

Come to the Natural History Museum during Merrion Square Open Day and do the Summer Sun trail. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3037

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 27 Aug

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

VATeir Fly-in 2016 – Air Traffic Control Simulation

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Aug

Carlton Hotel, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin

Occasionally I come across events where I don’t understand at all what the event is about. This is one of them!

Here is the description:

“After an absence of several years VATeir – the Irish vACC of the VATSIM network – is glad to announce its 2016 Fly-in. Taking place in the Cloud Suite of the Carlton Hotel at Dublin airport, you will be able to watch VATeir’s finest controllers in action as they control virtual pilots live on the VATSIM network, while outside you will be able to take in an unobstructed view of Dublin airport’s ramp from the outdoor balcony.”

But a bit of research reveals:
VATeir is the Irish vACC
vACC is a Virtual Area Control Centre, a type of virtual air navigation service
VATSIM stands for “Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network” and is an online flying network.

VATeir provides training for anyone wanting to become a virtual air traffic controller in Ireland and at this event virtual pilots and virtual Air Traffic Controllers cooperate and run the Irish airspace.

Admission is free for spectators. (EUR 20 for participants.)

I learned something new!! ;-)

www.facebook.com/events/1412944372066184/

100 Years of Irish Art from the Archive – National Gallery Open Day

10:30 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

At the Heritage Week Open Day “100 Years of Irish Art from the Archive” find a wealth of archival material on display in the National Galley.

Admission is free. Come to the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing to get access.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Heritage%20Week%202016/ArchivesOpenDay.aspx

Spirit of Dublin Summer Craft Fair – Food (!) Market

10:30 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

When I hear “Craft” I think of “Arts & Crafts”, but that is not what this market at the Teelings Distillery is about. Instead it is about Craft Beer and Foods.

You will find Banana Bread, Craft Beer, Crisps, Cupcakes, Butter, Granola, Doughnuts, Browies, Chocolate and Marmalade at this market and you might be surprised in how many of them Teeling’s Whiskey can be found on the ingredients list.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1791424424428651/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 27 Aug

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Canal Bank Market – Portobello

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8

The Canal Bank Market on Portobello Square will take place this Saturday.

25 traders will sell Vintage Clothing, Vinyl Records, Crafts, Arts, Jewellery, Bespoke & Custom made goods, Food & Beverages, Sweet Treats, Artisan Breads, Tea & Coffee and there will be some music as well.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1709931789271372/

Irish Railway Records Society – Open Day

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

Irish Railway Record Society, Dublin Heuston Station, Dublin 8

There is an Open Day at the Irish Railway Records Society with open access to Library, Archives and Small Exhibits Museum of railway memorabilia in the former railway goods offices at Dublin Heuston Station.
The IRRS was founded in 1946 and celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. It is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the study of the history and operations of Irish Railways.

www.facebook.com/events/524834627707583/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Aug

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

Thomas House Record Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Aug

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Thomas House Vinyl Market is happening again. Thousands of records for the collector and music lover will be on offer there. Check it out if you love Vinyl.

Admission is free

www.facebook.com/events/1554662908175486/

Walk on the Wilde Side – Dodder Walk

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 27 Aug

Dropping Well Bar, Milltown Road, Dublin 6

Dodder Action and Tim Clabon from the Irish Wildlife Trust are running this event, a wlak along the River Dodder from Milltown to Rathfarnham to look for signs of otters and kingfishers and all other wildlife on the way.

Admission is free. Meeting point is the car park of the Dropping Well,

www.facebook.com/events/177531219328131/

Family Comedy Weekend – Farmleigh House

11:30 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A free Family Comedy Weekend will entertain young and old at Farmleigh House this weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

The event will cover family friendly stand-up comedy shows with the Punch Lion Kids’ Comedy Club, comedy workshops, amusing story-telling and silly walkabout performers.

Performers for the stand-up comedy shows (Age 6+) are Joe Rooney (Father Ted), Paul Tylak (The Secret of Kells), Reuben (RTEjr), Sharon Mannion (Dublin Comedy Improv), Marcus O’Laoire (Republic of Telly) and Kevin Gildea (Father Ted).

Aoife Moore (‘Tiny’ Improv Group/Fair City) will run the comedy workshops for children aged 5 – 7 and 8 – 12. (First come, first served!!)

Street performers are the Fanzini Brothers ‘Guido Fanzini’s Impossible Circus’.

The full schedule can be found on the web site below.

Admission is free.

In the bandstand “Route 66 Big Band” will perform from 14:00-16:00.

Road Closures at least until 13:00 due to the Great Pink Run will make access to Farmleigh House more difficult than usually.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36768,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 27 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Aug

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, SEEING is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that children from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service and it will help you soo much more to have a better experience

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

National Gallery Family Tour

12:30 – 13:00, Sat 27 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free family tour of the collection for parents, guardians, children and all else is taking place.

No booking required. Meet in the Millennium Wing.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Tours/Family%20Tours/FamilyTour_Aug27.aspx

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 27 Aug

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Dalkey Lobster Fest – GOING AHEAD!!!!

13:00, Sat 27 Aug

Dalkey (Various locations)

The Dalkey Lobster Fest was meant to take place from Fri 26 – Sun 28 August, but then suddenly at around 19:00 on Thursday evening, the Facebook Page and website are changed and the statement is added that “Dalkey Lobster Festival has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.” Soon after, comments on Facebook appear that indicate that the festival is NOT cancelled, but certain events are cancelled.

What’s going on? – It turns out that the that the events at the Tramyard and the Kids Zone are cancelled (and the Tramyard controls the Lobster Fest website and Facebook Page). But all the other events that are not related to the Tramyard will go ahead as planned, so spread the word and don’t be put off by one businesses change of plans.

I am not sure if the Lobster Festival Parade (planned for Sunday 14:00) is cancelled or not, but that’s a minor issue.

So, all the free music performances in pubs and restaurants and the other events (e.g. Cookery Demo with wholefood chef Oliver McCabe) are definitely going ahead:

+++Saturday
13:00 Music with Federico Salcedo @ 1909
14:00 Jazz Cafe with Drazen @ Mugs
15:00 Swing with Paddy, Fifi & Drazen @ The Corner Note Cafe
15:00 Jamie Duff – Gig on a Rig @ Writers Corner
18:00 Amelia Adler (Singer/Songwriter) @ 1909
20:30 Ant Ward @ The Kings Inn
20:30 Sean Whelan (Latinp & Jazz) @ Benito
21:30 The Cuban All Stars @ Queens
22:00 Paddy Sherlock Band @ The Magpie Inn
00:00 DJ Shane JOrdan (Retro Mix) @ The Vico
————-
+++Sunday
13:00 Music with Federico Salcedo @ 1909
15:00 Jamie Nanci and the Blue Boys @ The Magpie Inn
15:00 Hot Club du Paris @ The Corner Note Cafe
15:00 Andrew Mann – Gig on a Rig @ Writers Corner
18:00 Shobsy @ The Kings Inn
18:00 Amelia Adler (Singer/Songwriter) @1909
20:30 The Paddy Sherlock Band @ Finnegans
————
Other (seemingly free) events that will go ahead:
Sat+Sun 14:15 FuelFood Cook Book Cokery Demo with Wholefood Chef Oliver McCabe @ Writers Corner
Sun 15:00 Jaipur Cookery Demo

www.dalkeylobsterfest.com/whats-on

Shaw Sessions 3

13:00 – 23:00, Sat 27 Aug

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

This is a Graffiti Jam with some of Ireland’s best artists and music will be provided by All City Records.

Admission is free for spectators.

www.facebook.com/events/1907186896175485/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Aug

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is a weekly market (every Saturday) with approx 16 stalls, music, pizzas from the Big Blue Bus and the Bernard Shaw Garden Bar. Expect vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00, Sat 27 Aug

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs every Saturday. It is 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!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Art for Change Charity Art Auction

14:00, Sat 27 Aug

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

“Art for Change” is inviting to Charity Art Auction for the volunteer run charity “Inner City Helping Homeless”. This fundraising event will take place in the beer garden of the Bernard Shaw pub.

The event will begin at 14:00 when you can view the art on display, enjoy an aperitif and meet some of the local artists. A representative from Inner City Helping Homeless will say a few words about the work they are doing, before the auction starts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1320763387953287/

Artefact Detective – Drop-in Activity for kids

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Learn how to think like an archaeologist and try to solve the puzzle of some mystery objects during this drop-in sessio. This drop-in activity is suitable for Ages 8+ and will be in the Learning Resource Room, first floor.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3035

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 27 Aug

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/eason-story-time/?instance_id=8176

Family Fun in Herbert Park

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Aug

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Donnbrook celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Church of the Sacred Heart. Well, you and I would call it the 150th anniversary! But the Diocese of Dublin calls it the “Sesquicentenary”, it is the same, just sounds lots more complicated.

There is a Family Fun Day in Herbert Parkwith entertainment, games and a historical tour of the park.

Admission is free. The poster is here www.dublindiocese.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/150th-POSTER.pdf

Flat blocks and Cottages: North City Centre Housing, 1870-1970 – Heritage Walk

14:00 – 15:30, Sat 27 Aug

14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1

The Heritage Office of Dublin City Council have organised a series of free walking tours during Heritage Week and one of these walks is “Flat blocks and Cottages: North City Centre Housing, 1870-1970″ with Dr Eellen Rowley.

Admission is free and no booking required. Meeting point is outside 14 Henrietta Street.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 27 Aug

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

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

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

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00. For further information contact 01-8155914.

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

Beggars Bush Barracks 1916 Rising Walking Tour

14:30, Sat 27 Aug

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

The “Beggars Bush Barracks 1916 Rising Walking Tour” is a guided walking tour of Beggars Bush Barracks and its surrounds, set in the context of its involvement in the 1916 Rising and the Battle of the Mount Street Bridge.

Admission is free on Merrion Square Open Day, but booking is required via 01 6603770

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/visit-us/event-calendar/

Gothic Literary Ramble – Le Fanu Gothic Horror Mini-Fest

16:00, Sat 27 Aug

Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

As part of this weekend’s JS Le Fanu Gothic Horrors Mini-Fest, there will be a literary walking tour of places and buildings around the city centre that are connected to some of the local contributors to the Gothic storytelling genre.

Meeting point is outside the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street at 15:50. Bring raingear and a bit of money for the bus.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/GothicHorrorsFest/

Harbour to Hotspot: Roots Revival Fest

16:30 – 00:30, Sat 27 Aug

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

The “Harbour to Hotspot: Roots Revival Fest” will bring four roots bands/performers to the Harbour Bar:

16:30-18:00 N.C. Lawlor
18:30-20:00 The Whileaways
20:30-22:00 Gavin Glass & The Shakers
22:30-00:30 Old Hannah

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/harbour-to-hotspot-old-hannah-events

Beerhouse Dublin – Summerfest

19:00, Sat 27 Aug

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse in Capel Street is inviting to their Summerfest with live music from 22:00 with Mannequin Seks Drive (the spelling of “Seks” is wrong on purpose as otherwise all spam filters will block this newsletter).

There will also be give aways, street shows and food and drink.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/beerhousedublin

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 27 Aug

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 27 Aug

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Absolutely Yo! – Gig

21:30, Sat 27 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Absolutely Yo! are playing Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly, Country and Blues at this gig in the Leeson Lounge.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/1079708332115359/

Mid-Term Break – Gig

22:00, Sat 27 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Mid-Term Break are a 6-piece Party Band and they will play a gig in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

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

Upside Down – Gig

23:30, Sat 27 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Upside Down will play a gig in Whelan’s and admission is free. This is unusual at the weekend where normally admission is only free until 22:30. The website, however, clearly states that this gig is free and no time limit in sight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-upside-down/

Electric Ape – Blues/Rock Gig

23:55, Sat 27 Aug

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

Blues/Rock band Electric Ape will play a gig in the Mezz on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Dublin City Triathlon

08:30 – 12:00, Sun 28 Aug

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Dublin City Triathlon will take place this Sunday. Like so many large sports events, it is not a free event, but supporting the athletes is free.

They will start with the 1500m swim in the Liffey from the Garda Boat Club, followed by a 40km cycle race (4 laps) in Phoenix Park. And the final segment will be a 10km run (2 laps) in Phoenix Park.

Please note: There will be expansive road closures in Phoenix Park until approximately 14:00.

www.dublincitytriathlon.com/

National Heritage Week

09:00, Sun 28 Aug

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

The National Heritage Week is coming to an end, but there is still two more days. It is a week long festival (20-28 August) that will build awareness and education about our heritage, its conservation and preservation. There will be more than 2000 events all over Ireland and hundreds of them are in Dublin.

From guided tours via concerts and talks to Family events, it will be a very busy week for anybody who is interested in Heritage or at least has an open mind. Most events are free, but a good few need booking, so have a look at the long events list if you get a chance and select what is suitable for you: www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on

Printed event guides/books will be available from Tourist Information Centres, for example the Dublin Tourist Office in Suffolk Street, but also from museums, OPW sites and libraries.

And in addition you download the PDF version here:

+ Dublin City: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dublincity.pdf
+ Fingal (North Dublin): www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-fingal.pdf
+ South Dublin County: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-couthdublincounty.pdf
+ Dun Laoghaire: www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-dublin-dun-laoighire.pdf

I will include a number of individual events separately as well, but will not be able to include ALL events, so please check the full programme via the links above!

www.heritageweek.ie/

A Fair Land Project

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

A Fair Land is a project in the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s Courtyard where a pre-1916 village is built and will operate from 12-28 August.

This project will develop a system for living derived from basic and simple resources used in a creative way. Visitors will have opportunities to eat, make, think or trade and through that process to learn, copy, assimilate and teach. With a focus on creating objects that are useful, desirable and achievable, A Fair Land will present an active and tangible representation of the place of creativity in society, creating a space for families, friends and strangers to gather, get involved, and experience alternative perspectives on living. More details about “A Fair Land” can be found here.

The full event schedule is here: imma.ie/en/downloads/imma_a_fair_land_a5_flyer_final.pdf

imma.ie/en/page_237103.htm

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Aug

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Heritage Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is offering an absolutely outstanding programme of events for Heritage Week. They really pulled out all the stops and have something for everybody. There will be Organ Recitals, Bell Ringing, Jazz performances. Classical recitals and Talks & Tours. And everything is completely free (some events do require booking)!

+++ Organ Recitals: The Wondrous Machine
Saturdays during Heritage week at 18.15. Two free recitals showcasing the Cathedral’s mighty organ during Heritage Week. The organ is widely regarded as the finest instrument in Ireland and all the performance action will be relayed on a giant screen in the crossing. These recitals will appeal to organ nerds and novices alike.
20 August: David Leigh Performs The Everlasting Crown
27 August: Martina Smyth

+++ Bellringing Tours
Saturday 20 and 27 at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will include a demonstration on six bells. Participants must be over 12 years of age, physically fit, and comfortable in tight spaces. Registration essential

+++ Music for Lunch at 13:15
This summer’s Music for Lunch recital series features another great lineup of musicians performing a mixture of classical and traditional repertoire in the intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s recently refurbished Lady Chapel. Free entry at the order gate.
22 August: Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson
23 August: Sarah Busfield and Victoria Green
24 August: Mary Nolan and Harry Carpendale
25 August: Anne Murnaghan and Stuart Nicholson
26 August: Judith Lyons and Martina Smyth

+++ Rush Hour Recitals at 18:15
Escape rush-hour with a great lineup of performances (a mixture of classical and jazz) including singer Suzanne Savage, a jazz-infused organ recital given by Cathedral organist David Leigh, and The Crux Vocal Ensemble & Saxophonist Natalia McGough fusing ancient chant with a little jazz.
22 August:Natalia McGough and Barbara Dunne
23 August:David Leigh Jazz Organ
24 August:Stuart Nicholson and Jonathan Lycett
25 August:Crux Vocal Ensemble and Natalia McGough
26 August:Suzanne Savage

+++ Talks and Tours
Booking essential for all talks and tours. All talks start at 19.30 except where otherwise noted.
22 August: Albert Fenton, “A Motive Force: Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising.”
23 August: Eoin C. Bairéad, “Where were the Liberties?”
24 August:Gavan Woods, “Cathedral Conservation & Restoration”
25 August at 11.00: Linda Taylor, “The Forgotten Parish of St Luke’s”
25 August: James Howley, “The Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral”

+++ Free tours of the Cathedral
22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 August at 16.00
Join the Cathedral guides for a free tour of the Cathedral

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/heritage-week-2016/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Aug

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Aug

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 28 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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

www.merrionsquareart.com/

People’s Photography Exhibition

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The People’s Photography Exhibition is like the People’s Art Exhibition an exhibition and “market” on the rails around St. Stephen’s Green. The only difference is that this time the art is photos and not paintings.

The People’s Photography Exhibition only takes place ONCE every year and this weekend (Saturday & Sunday) is this year’s date.

Admission is free and you are invited to view only, but also to buy if you like what you see.

www.facebook.com/events/465201037023096/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Aug

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. There will be Food Stalls, Flea Market, Vintage Clothing, Arts&Crafts and a Pop-Up Record Store.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dublin-Flea-Market/144081015625205

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Aug

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Family Comedy Weekend – Farmleigh House

11:30 – 17:00, Sun 28 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A free Family Comedy Weekend will entertain young and old at Farmleigh House this weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

The event will cover family friendly stand-up comedy shows with the Punch Lion Kids’ Comedy Club, comedy workshops, amusing story-telling and silly walkabout performers.

Performers for the stand-up comedy shows (Age 6+) are Joe Rooney (Father Ted), Paul Tylak (The Secret of Kells), Reuben (RTEjr), Sharon Mannion (Dublin Comedy Improv), Marcus O’Laoire (Republic of Telly) and Kevin Gildea (Father Ted).

Aoife Moore (‘Tiny’ Improv Group/Fair City) will run the comedy workshops for children aged 5 – 7 and 8 – 12. (First come, first served!!)

Street performers are the Fanzini Brothers ‘Guido Fanzini’s Impossible Circus’.

The full schedule can be found on the web site below.

Admission is free.

In the bandstand the Blanchardstown Brass Band will perform from 14:00-16:00.

Major road closures in Phoenix Park due to the Dublin City Triathlon at least until 14:00 won’t make it too easy to get to Farmleigh House. Bring a LOT of patience to Phoenix Park!

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36768,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 28 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 28 Aug

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Brazil Meets Bray – Cultural Festival

12:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

The Tres Brazilian Cultural Centre will bring Brazilian music, dance performances, photography, presentation and food to the Harbour Bar.

Admission if free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/brazil-meets-bray

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 28 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, SEEING is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that children from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service and it will help you soo much more to have a better experience

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

Sumo Run

12:00, Sun 28 Aug

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

A 5km run in inflatable Sumo Suits in aid of Purple House Cancer Support Centre will take place on Bray Sea Front on Sunday. It is a fundraising event, so you can imagine that it is not free to take part, but it is free to watch. The Bray Gospel Choir will also sing for your entertainment.

www.sumorun.ie

Dalkey Lobster Fest – GOING AHEAD!!!!

13:00, Sun 28 Aug

Dalkey (Various locations)

The Dalkey Lobster Fest was meant to take place from Fri 26 – Sun 28 August, but then suddenly at around 19:00 on Thursday evening, the Facebook Page and website are changed and the statement is added that “Dalkey Lobster Festival has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.” Soon after, comments on Facebook appear that indicate that the festival is NOT cancelled, but certain events are cancelled.

What’s going on? – It turns out that the that the events at the Tramyard and the Kids Zone are cancelled (and the Tramyard controls the Lobster Fest website and Facebook Page). But all the other events that are not related to the Tramyard will go ahead as planned, so spread the word and don’t be put off by one businesses change of plans.

I am not sure if the Lobster Festival Parade (planned for Sunday 14:00) is cancelled or not, but that’s a minor issue.

So, all the free music performances in pubs and restaurants and the other events (e.g. Cookery Demo with wholefood chef Oliver McCabe) are definitely going ahead:

+++Saturday
13:00 Music with Federico Salcedo @ 1909
14:00 Jazz Cafe with Drazen @ Mugs
15:00 Swing with Paddy, Fifi & Drazen @ The Corner Note Cafe
15:00 Jamie Duff – Gig on a Rig @ Writers Corner
18:00 Amelia Adler (Singer/Songwriter) @ 1909
20:30 Ant Ward @ The Kings Inn
20:30 Sean Whelan (Latinp & Jazz) @ Benito
21:30 The Cuban All Stars @ Queens
22:00 Paddy Sherlock Band @ The Magpie Inn
00:00 DJ Shane JOrdan (Retro Mix) @ The Vico
————-
+++Sunday
13:00 Music with Federico Salcedo @ 1909
15:00 Jamie Nanci and the Blue Boys @ The Magpie Inn
15:00 Hot Club du Paris @ The Corner Note Cafe
15:00 Andrew Mann – Gig on a Rig @ Writers Corner
18:00 Shobsy @ The Kings Inn
18:00 Amelia Adler (Singer/Songwriter) @1909
20:30 The Paddy Sherlock Band @ Finnegans
————
Other (seemingly free) events that will go ahead:
Sat+Sun 14:15 FuelFood Cook Book Cokery Demo with Wholefood Chef Oliver McCabe @ Writers Corner
Sun 15:00 Jaipur Cookery Demo

www.dalkeylobsterfest.com/whats-on

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 28 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Chester Beatty Library is inviting to a Drawing Session where you will learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration during these relaxed and informal sessions.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided.

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

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 28 Aug

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

As part of the 1916-2016 Centenary Commemorations, a free tour will take at Arbour Hill Cemetery every Sunday at 14:00. (from March until end of October).

No booking necessary. The meeting point is at the 1916 Memorial Wall towards the back of the cemetery.

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

Blanchardstown Family Fun Day

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Aug

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

A Family Fun Day will take place in Blanchardstown with Big Bear Planetarium, Face Painting, Arts&Crafts, Crazy Golf, Bouncy Castles, Super Slides and Onstacle Course.

Admission is free. The event is organised by Fingal County Council.

www.fingal.ie/news-and-events/events/dublin15familyfunday/

Chester Beatty Library – Arabic Language Tour

14:00, Sun 28 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Arabic Language with Community Ambassador Karma El Shawa is taking place.

Admission is free.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Japanese Tour

14:00, Sun 28 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese Language with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai is happening.

Admission is free.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 28 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 28 Aug

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Puppet Theatre + Family BBQ

14:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre invites to a Family BBQ and Puppet Show on Sunday.

There will be balloom modelling and face painting from 14:30 and at 15:00 Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre will perform “a cheeky version” of Red Riding Hood, featuring the classic fairy-tale characters and a talking dustbin who encourages children to pick up litter.

Admission is free. There will also be a BBQ where you can buy food.

www.tseac.ie/events/e/1983

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Aug

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

The Architectural, Social and Commerical life of O’Connell Street – Heritage Walk

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 28 Aug

Clery’s, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The Heritage Office of Dublin City Council have organised a series of free walking tours for Heritage Week. “The Architectural, Social and Commerical life of O’Connell Street” with Natalie De Róiste is the last walk of the series.

Admission is free. Meeting point is under the Clery’s Clock.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 28 Aug

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Please note: For 28 Aug, the 10:00 and 12:00 tours have been cancelled. The 14:30 tour will take place.

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

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

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

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

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

Christian Donnybrook – Let’s Walk & Talk

15:00, Sun 28 Aug

St. Mary’s Church, Simmonscourt Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Join historian John Holohan for a Walk & Talk event to the historical Christian sites of Donnybrook, including St. Brocs Well, Donnybrook Graveyard, grounds of the Religious Sisters of Charity.

Meeting point is St. Mary’s Church.

Admission is free.

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 28 Aug

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 28 Aug

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

Join this family-friendly tour of the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition, looking at some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2978

The Somme – People & Place – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 28 Aug

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

Philip Orr, historian and author of ‘Road to the Somme’ will give a talk about the people and places associated with the Battle of the Somme, looking at the lasting effects on Ulster communities.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3008

Harbour to Hotspot: Roots Revival Fest

16:00 – 23:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

The “Harbour to Hotspot: Roots Revival Fest” takes place in Bray on Sunday with the following line-up:

16:00-17:30 The Louisiana 6
18:00-19:30 An Acoustic Ramble; Old Hannah & Friends
20:00-21:15 Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring
21:45-23:00 The Young Folk

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/harbour-to-hotspot-the-young-folk

Harbour to Hotspot: Roots Revival Fest

16:30, Sun 28 Aug

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

A Roots, Folk, Bluegrass, Country & Americana Session will take place in the Hot Spot Music Club and musicians are welcome to join in and to contribute.

Admission is free.

thehotspot.ie/events/?event_id1=219

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 28 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 28 Aug

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 28 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 28 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 28 Aug

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

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

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

Mutefish – Gig

21:00, Sun 28 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The great Mutefish, a multi-national 6-piece band that plays a fusion of Eastern European music with strong Irish Trad influences, are playing a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/mutefish-free-entry-5/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 28 Aug

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 28 Aug

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 28 Aug

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rock and Swing Band “The Jive Cats” will perform in the Mercantile every Sunday from 22:00.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 28 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

The Dream Band – Gig

23:00, Sun 28 Aug

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

Party Band “The Dream Band” will be in the Mezz for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Mon 29 Aug

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

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

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

Maritime Museum – Guided Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Mon 29 Aug

National Maritime Museum, Mariners’ Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire is inviting to a free guided tour every Monday at 11:00 until 29 August.

Admission is free, but places are limited so booking is required via bookings@mariner.ie

On the tour you will be will brought on a voyage of discovery “enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea. Learn about maritime history, exploration, navigation, deep-sea cable technology and marine wildlife all relevant to the school syllabus.”

www.mariner.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 29 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 29 Aug

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 29 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

14:00, Mon 29 Aug

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Emily Gallagher will run a weekly “just for fun” photo trail where you get instructions to hunt for specific snaps around the city centre. Afterwards the symbolic significance to the snaps will be shared. The overall theme is “Get a glimpse of directions you may wish your life to take and discover decisions you may desire to make.”

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

Participation in the photo trails is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via chooseyourowntracksphototrail@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Drop-in Drawing Session – National Gallery

15:00 – 15:45, Mon 29 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the National Gallery invites to Drop-in drawing sessions for adults and teens. All materials will be provided.

Admission is free, but only the first 25 people will get tickets.

The themes are:
Monday: Life Drawing in colour
Wednesday: Portraits
Friday: TBA

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Drawing_Aug29.aspx

Sheridan Le Fanu Reading – Le Fanu Gothic Horros Mini-Festival

18:00 – 19:30, Mon 29 Aug

Mountpleasant Inn, Mountpleasant Avenue Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Sheridan Le Fanu was born on 28 Aug 1814, so this year would have been his 202th birthday. But he wasn’t a vampire, only a horror writer, so he is long gone. But the Le Fanu Gothic Horrors Mini-Festival is taking place over the weekend and into Monday to celebrate Le Fanu.

On Monday the reading of one of Sheridan Le Fanu’s short stories will take place and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1034055660035809/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 29 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 29 Aug

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 29 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Hot House Big Band – Gig

20:45, Mon 29 Aug

Bad Bob’s, 35 Essex Street East, Dublin 2

The Hot House Big Band is a 17-piece Swing Orchestra with some of the best jazz and brass musicians in Ireland.

The are performing every last Monday of every month in Bad Bob’s and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bigbandhothouse/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 29 Aug

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 29 Aug

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

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 29 Aug

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 29 Aug

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1048-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-48.html

The Retronauts – Gig

23:55, Mon 29 Aug

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

The wedding and party band The Retronauts will play a gig every Monday in the Mezz. Their music is Funk, Rock, Disco, Blues, Reggae.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Tuesday 30 Aug

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“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 30 Aug

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs on Tuesday and Saturday. It is 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!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 30 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Stories from the parish registers – Genealogy Talk

13:00, Tue 30 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “The simple annals of my parish poor: Stories from the parish registers” with Clodagh Tait is part of the NLI’s series “Genealogy at Lunchtime” in association with Eneclann and Ancestor Network.

Admission is free.

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

Movie Magic for Kids (Age 4-12)

15:00, Tue 30 Aug

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

This August Children’s Films will be screened in a variety of Libraries in Dublin. Admission is free and no booking required.

The dates are:

+ Cabra Library: Every Tuesday in August at 15:00
+ Walkinstown Library: Every Wednesday in August at 15:30

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-20

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 30 Aug

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

Do you have an idea but need some help figuring out where to get started or what creative technologies might help bring the idea to life? Maybe you just want to bounce your idea off someone else?

Drop in to the Dún Laoghaire LexIcon Lab where Creative Technology Curator, Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, other “makers” and
members of the community will be there and keen to help out.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site below

www.eventbrite.ie/e/drop-in-maker-evenings-tickets-26304170482?ref=devg

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 30 Aug

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A new weekly Board Games night is taking place in the Black Sheep Pub. Lots of games are available and you can also bring your own.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 30 Aug

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 30 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 30 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in Whelan’s.

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. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 30 Aug

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Anocht – Gig Night

20:30, Tue 30 Aug

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly gig night for new bands is running in Arthur’s Pub. It is called “Anocht” and happens every Tuesday. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In addition to the music, there is usually also a visual show.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AnochtatArthurs/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 30 Aug

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 30 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 30 Aug

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 30 Aug

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 31 Aug

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2014 Companies Act – Information Seminar

09:00 – 11:00, Wed 31 Aug

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

The laws that define how companies are are formed and how they have to operate in Ireland have changed COMPLETELY last year and the new 2ß14 Companies Act describes all the new rules. If you are running a company OR if you plan to start a company, you HAVE to inform yourself about these new laws.

The Local Enterprise Office is running an Information Seminar on Wednesday.

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

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/2014-Companies-Act.html

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 31 Aug

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

People’s Garden Walking Tour – Phoenix Park

11:00, Wed 31 Aug

People’s Flower Gardens, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A walking tour of People’s Gardens with OPW Gardeners will take place on Wednesday.

Admission is free. Meeting point is the Parkgate Street entrance to the People’s Gardens.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36767,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 31 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 31 Aug

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Drop-in Drawing Session – National Gallery

15:00 – 15:45, Wed 31 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the National Gallery invites to Drop-in drawing sessions for adults and teens. All materials will be provided.

Admission is free, but only the first 25 people will get tickets.

The themes are:
Monday: Life Drawing in colour
Wednesday: Portraits
Friday: TBA

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Drawing_Aug31.aspx

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 31 Aug

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until September.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

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

templebarnightmarket.com/

Movie Magic for Kids (Age 4-12)

15:30, Wed 31 Aug

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

This August Children’s Films will be screened in a variety of Libraries in Dublin. Admission is free and no booking required.

The dates are:

+ Cabra Library: Every Tuesday in August at 15:00
+ Walkinstown Library: Every Wednesday in August at 15:30

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-20

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 31 Aug

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

Careers in Culinary Arts and Hospitality – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 31 Aug

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

“Careers in Culinary Arts and Hospitality” is a talk with James Murphy (chairman & coordinator of Licenced Trade Development Programme, DIT).

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

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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 31 Aug

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 31 Aug

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 31 Aug

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 31 Aug

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 31 Aug

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 31 Aug

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

The August Inn Jokes Comedy night will featue Fred Cooke, Eleanor Tiernan, and Tom O’Mahony. MC and organiser is comedian Colm O’Regan.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

innjokes.com/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 31 Aug

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Mutefish – Gig

21:00, Wed 31 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The great Mutefish, a multi-national 6-piece band that plays a fusion of Eastern European music with strong Irish Trad influences, are playing this second gig in one week in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/mutefish-free-entry-6/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 31 Aug

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

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

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 31 Aug

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 01 Sep

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Start of Autumn

08:00, Thu 01 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Today is the first day of autumn!!

After being taught incorrectly by Primary School teachers for years, it is difficult for some to correct their view of the world and to accept that autumn is September + October + November, but luckily more and more people get their head around it and even the public libraries have now corrected their views.

Enjoy autumn! ;-)

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 01 Sep

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information and to check if the tour is going ahead.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 01 Sep

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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 01 Sep

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Ogham Stones: Our earliest genealogical sources – Talk

13:00, Thu 01 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “Ogham Stones: Our earliest genealogical sources” with Nora White is part of the NLI’s series “Genealogy at Lunchtime” in association with Eneclann and Ancestor Network.

Admission is free.

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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Thu 01 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Yeats 2016: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 01 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a public tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”. It will happen on the first Thursday of each month during 2016. The tour will introduce the life and work of the poet and following the tour there is an opportunity to listen to a selection of voices speaking some of his best loved poems, including Easter 1916.

Admission is free.

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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Sep

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

On Thursdays from 18:00-20:00, the Little Museum of Dublin waives all admission charges thanks to sponsor Guinness.

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Close Encounters with Italian Science Fiction

18:30 – 21:00, Thu 01 Sep

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

Professor Roberto Bertoni (TCD) will explore the work of different Italian writers with readings in Italian and English at this journey through Italian sci-fiction from Calvino to Primo Levi and Stefano Benni. Fantastic planets, utopic or dystopic worlds, moon and sun, nature and human technology.

And Concetto La Malfa will launch his book “Apocalypse Tomorrow”, in which he prophesizes what could happen to our world in the next 35 years, including an encounter with an alien civilization.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/09/close-encounters-with-italian-science.html

Roger Casement Lecture

18:30, Thu 01 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Film Maker Alan Phelan and Critic Chris Clarke will discuss Phelan’s film “Our Kind” and how he approached the script development and the historical context. “Our Kind” is a film about the Easter Rising, but with a different ending where Roger Casement escaped into exile in Norway.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1479-casement-evening-lecture-series-in-conversation-chris-clarke-with-alan-phelan

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 01 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 01 Sep

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 01 Sep

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

And this is the third (!) Board Gaming night in Dublin! They are taking over! ;-)

It is a weekly event and on Thursday the focus is on Introductory Board Games, so if you haven’t for a while (or ever) played Board Games, this is for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Miles Graham – Gig

20:00, Thu 01 Sep

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

Singer/Songwriter Miles Graham will perform in the Harbour Bar in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/miles-graham-evertshttp://www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/miles-graham-everts

Highly Strung – Gig

20:30 – 22:00, Thu 01 Sep

Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Highly Strung will play a classic rock gig in the Hard Rock Cafe.

Unfortunately nobody tells us if this gig is free or not, but indications are that it is indeed a free gig.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/event-calendar.aspx?category=-1&pullcalendarid=56&date=9/1/2016&display=event&eventid=405691

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 01 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 01 Sep

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 01 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 01 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 01 Sep

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 01 Sep

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 01 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Friday 02 Sep

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Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 02 Sep

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon is free for the whole year!!

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

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 02 Sep

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 02 Sep

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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 02 Sep

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 02 Sep

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Get a cup of tea, gather the last bit of energy and then bring this work week over the line! And for next week, get some special teas via the ad below and help the Dublin Event Guide while you are doing that. ;-)

Click on the picture below or use this link and if you order any teas that way, you help the Dublin Event Guide because Twinings will pay a small reward if you order after clicking on the picture or link above.

Orders over GBP 35 are free in the UK and if you use Parcelmotel’s Belfast to Dublin service, you can get it delivered for just EUR 3.95 of postage.

www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=304874&v=3578&q=143760&r=140544

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 02 Sep

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Ben Prevo Band – Gig

20:00, Fri 02 Sep

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

Ben Prevo is bringing his band to Bray to perform covers and originals at their gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ben-prevo-events

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 02 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 02 Sep

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

Bree Harris Band – Gig

21:30, Fri 02 Sep

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

The Bree Harris Band will play Blues and is fronted by the grand dame of Blues in Ireland.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Skinny Elvis – Gig

22:00, Fri 02 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Irish Rockabilly Band “Skinny Elvis” will play a gig in Whelan’s and admission is free.

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

Events Coming Up

UCD Woodland Walkies

Saturday 03 Sept – 11:00-15:00

O’Reilly Hall, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

The UCD Woodland Walkies event is a day full of guided dog walks, talks from animal experts, agility course and fun for the whole family. You can make the walk a sponsored walk and then your funds will go to the UCD Veterinary Hospital or you can just join for free.

Admission to the event is free, but registration is required. The website with all information and for the registration is alumni.ucd.ie/woodlandwalkies2016/ but that site caused me lots of problems. So if you want to go directly to the registration page, go to www.eventbrite.ie/e/ucd-woodland-walkies-2016-tickets-26776638647?ref=devg

Autumn Sounds with Duo Chagall – Ticket Draw

Fri 16+23 September – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Two classical music concert with Duo Chagall and guest musicians will take place in Farmleigh House. They will perform works by Schumann and others.

Admission is free, but booking is required and tickets will be allocated by lottery.

Send your request to farmleighinfo@opw.ie before 17:00 on Mon 05 Sept, specifying for which date you would like to win tickets. If you will be chosen, you will get notified and there will be 2 tickets for every winner.

More details about the two concerts are here:

16 Sept: www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36713,en.html
23 Sept: www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36714,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+13+14+27 August

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

In August the walks are on 10+13+14+27 August. The walk on 13 August a Photography Walk. In addition there are weekly Sunday walks as part of the Dun Laoghaire Summer of Heritage Festival. Details below.

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

The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s Summer of Heritage Festival also contains walks: They are every Sunday until 04 September at 11:00 for a max of 20 people and a duration of 2 hours. Register via heritage@dublinmountains.ie and find the details at: www.events.dlrcoco.ie/event/dublin-mountains-walk-0

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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This is odd

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

School is back, so the learning continues!? – Don’t be fooled!!

Now that the kids will soon be back in school, the parents breath a sigh of relief. Not only because now school is doing the child minding again for a large part of the day, but also because now their sons and daughters will get smarter again and learn lots of great stuff. But do they really?

If parents have the time and the energy, I would say that kids can learn a LOT more during the holidays than during the school year. Not more maths or chemistry, but more about life and about other cultures and maybe some hobbies.

In the Feel Good Slot of this Dublin Event Guide, I quoted Mitch Joel, who said “I’m not going to let school get in the way of my child’s education.” and he refers to a big big problem. The problem is that the subject in school are very very limited.

There is no classes about Emotional Intelligence, a HUGELY important area if your kids will ever be in management or in a customer facing role or have ANYTHING to do with people that might feel stressed (and which job does not have that?). There are no classes about financial or business affairs. How to save, how to invest, how to start a business, how to market a product or a service or even just how to market yourself. And there are no classes about entrepreneurship, or how to deal with bad experiences or failures (your own or others) or how to stay innovative. OR and EVEN simpler: How to remain curious throughout life.

And the things that school teaches you are taught in a way that never occurs again! You don’t have to sit in a corner or at a table and come up with all great ideas yourself because you learned them by hear in weeks of hard work? No, in life you need to work with other people, you need to get/demand/invite ideas and suggestions and contributions from others and sometimes deal with harsh critique.

Maths and languages and chemistry and biology are definitely needed and probably with the exception of Irish all the current subjects make sense, but then the parent should try to find other teachers/mentors for their children to give them a chance to discover all or at least some of the other non-school-taught subjects.

So, Mitch Joel’s opinion “I’m not going to let school get in the way of my child’s education.” makes sense!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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