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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 23. May 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 414: Battle for the Bay, Light & Shadow, Africa Day, Renegade Hip-Hop, How? Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 414 | 22 May 2015

Subscribers: 23,450

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Hi all!

I screwed up! Or rather my body didn’t conform with what my mind had planned. I was not able to work the long hours through the night this week and constantly fell asleep in front of my computer. The result is that this edition is even later again. And I have no words for my disappointment in this. Well, the only good thing is that I can guarantee that you will get the Dublin Event Guide a lot earlier next week. I hope that will compensate a little for the late arrival this week. (I know it doesn’t really!)

Have a great week and thanks a LOT to the people who heard my appeal for donations last week. I really appreciate your help!

There are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your help with: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great. Not very many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Last week, for example, not a single person did give any donation. :-(

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 57,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goal is 50,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook Likes! Big goals, I know, but I believe we can achieve it! Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Would be super!!!! Can you help?

For donations go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm and the link to subscribe is here: www.dublineventguide.com.

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Here is the explanation regarding donations: To send the Dublin Event Guide and for domain names and for web hosting, I have a monthly bill of EUR 190 to cover. This is not for me, but all that money goes directly to external service providers. I am working approx. 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week and don’t make any cent, that’s why I ask you to help with the cost if you can. If you can spare EUR 1 per month (that’s just 25 cent per edition!!) please donate EUR 12 for the year (or more if you can …or even less if you can’t). You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 56,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

And this is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, LivingSocial, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good slot is a video of Prince Ea in which he is queezing an Orange. “What comes out is what was inside!”, he says. But listen to the rest. It’s good!

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

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

Last week John O’S, Caitriona L, Isidro G, David F, Filippo G and Amanda L were the wonderful people supporting the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a lot! 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!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 190 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to here and give something back!

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

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

The big events this weekend are the Africa Day on Sunday, and Battle for the Bay on both Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend the Dublin City Soul Festival was meant to happen and at least for Saturday, the weather looks amazing, but unfortunately the Soul Festival has been canceled.

Light & Shadow in UCD on Saturday also looks really interesting and so does the Renegade Hip Hop performance on Smithfield Plaza on on Saturday+Sunday.

If you have kids, look into How? in Shankill for Sunday, it is a Science & Technology Festival for kids.

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Competitions

Bloom Festival – Ticket Competition

Thurs 28 May – Mon 01 June (09:00-18:00)
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

One of the most popular yearly events is Bord Bia’s Bloom festival in Phoenix Park and it is back at the end of the month! Whether you want inspiration, education or entertainment, the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend is the colourful Bloom Garden Festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. This year’s event is five days long and packed with activities and things to see and experience. Kids go free and adults can buy their tickets on the website www.bloominthepark.com

Bord Bia has 5 sets of 2 Bloom tickets to give away to Dublin Event Guide reader. The entries have all arrived and the draw will be done this weekend with winner being notified on Monday.

This offer is still valid, though: Bord Bia is pleased to offer you all a very special ticket offer for 2015. Book on-line only on www.bloominthepark.com before the event and use the promotional code DEG15 to get an extra EUR 2 discount off the advance ticket price to Bloom. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Bloom promises to be a great day out with something planned for all ages; it is a truly unique show, showcasing the finest Irish food, drink and of course horticulture. For any budding gardeners it will provide lots of inspiration and opportunities to pick up some beautiful plants, flowers, seeds and shrubs. Or if you want to explore growing your own fruit and vegetables then you’ll get lots of tips on how to start growing at the show. But if gardening isn’t your thing then you’ll still have plenty to keep you busy including the Superb Food Village with plenty of artisan producers; the Best in Season marquees featuring growers of seasonal fruit and vegetables; the Chef’s Summer Kitchen will host cookery demonstrations from some of Ireland’s much loved chefs including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio and Donal Skehan.

With an outdoor music stage, picnic area, engaging spaces, kids playground and lots more besides, the Bloom festival really is the place to be this June bank holiday weekend. Have a wonderful day out and make sure you visit the Bord Bia Food Village which celebrates the best of Irish food, showcasing numerous aspects of horticulture and agriculture! If you don’t fancy driving, use the train and avail of the courtesy shuttle bus from Heuston station to the 70 acre Bloom site.

www.bloominthepark.com

Promote your product or event through a competition!

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

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

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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

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

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When you click on the link and then buy, your books/products/holidays etc cost exactly the same as if you went to the website directly. But if you go via the links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8% of what you spend as a commission. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it would amount to a fair amount of crucially important money. Use the links often, actually EVERY time you buy from the relevant site, not just once!

Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) THANK YOU!!!

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Tea/Coffee Houses for Dublin’s Parks

Dublin City Council has launched an initiative to enhance visitors’ experience of Dublin by providing tearooms in city parks where there is demand and the first one was opened last week in St. Patrick’s Park next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Last summer a similar venue was opened in Harold’s Cross Park and there are plans to open new tea/coffe rooms in Herbert Park and St Anne’s Park this year.

Since there is nothing like that in the direct neighbourhood of St. Patrick’s Park this makes a lot of sense for this busy park in good weather. Herbert Park, on the other hand, doesn’t seem busy enough to ensure a tenant can survive there and doesn’t St. Anne’s Park already have a coffee shop in the Stables? And does anybody know if the Harold’s Cross Park tearoom is still open?

You missed Pint of Science!? – There is good news!

If you missed Pint of Science, the great Science Talk festival from 18-20 May that featured lots of talks about 12 different topics from the categories The Mind, Physics, Technology and The Body. then you are not the only one. The Festival was so fast booked out that it didn’t even get mentioned in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

I know heard that the Irish talks are uploaded on YouTube, but unfortuantely that doesn’t seem the case, Only some talks for onecategory are available: If Physics is your area of interest, the news is good. Three of the talks are now available on YouTube here.

That’s only a small subset of all talks , so I cast my web a bit wider and found out that the US Pint of Science Festival has made a lot more talks available on YouTube. Just search for “Pint of Science” in YouTube.

NO Dublin City Soul Festival this weekend!

It was meant to take place this Saturday and Sunday, but you hopefully already saw it last week announced here that the Dublin City Soul Festival has been cancelled due to lack of funding. It’s a big loss to cultural life in Dublin!!

20% Discount at Lidl

If you buy the Sunday Independent or Sunday World this weekend, you will find a voucher in it, that will give you a EUR 10 discount at Lidl. The voucher can be used when you spend at least EUR 50 at Lidl, so you can get up to 20% of a discount. There is a cost: You have to buy the newspaper and that will reduce the saving somewhat, but it is still free money.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) – would particularly like to bring to your attention. Many events listed here will be free, but there will be a non-free event in the list as well and they will be marked as non-free. All information is supplied by Eventbrite.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

HOW IRISH PEOPLE CHANGED THE WORLD – WALKING TOUR – SATURDAY 11:30
Discover how Irish people changed the world with a focus on scientists, inventors and engineers. The weekly 2-hour Walking Tour by Ingenious Ireland covers over 400 years of history and will start and end at the Science Gallery. En route you will get a Butler’s Chocolate and when you are back the Science Gallery Cafe will give you a 10% discount.
And before you leave, check out the gallery’s new HOME\SICK exhibition.
Tickets are EUR 15 and you can get them here.

7TH AND 8TH BODY PAINTING JAM – SATURDAY+SUNDAY 10:00-18:00
This is a meet up day for body painters, models, and photographers. It kicks off at 10:00 in The Back Loft and you can come for one day or for two days. You don’t need to have any experience as a body painter, a lot of the people on the day will be complete beginners, along with more experienced artists. You also don’t need to be a ‘model’ to model for the day, you just need a body with skin. Full nud ity is allowed, but not compulsory by any means. Wear what you feel comfortable in. Create any design you like!
Tickets from EUR 15-20 for one day and EUR 35 for both days are available here.

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Press Photographer of the Year 2015

until 19 June

dlr LexIcon Library & Cultural Centre, Haig Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland is bringing the “Press Photographer of the Year 2015″ exhibition to Dun Laoghaire’s dlr LexIcon until Friday 19 June.

The exhibition is a collection of the 110 best photographs taken by Ireland’s press photographers.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Press-Photographers-Association-of-Ireland/541007022592309

Salad Days – Exhibition by Kelly Ratchford and Emily Mannion

10-30 May

5 Cavendish Row, Dublin 1

The Olivier Cornet Gallery presents ‘SALAD DAYS’, an exhibition of new works by gallery artist Kelly Ratchford and invited artist Emily Mannion. Admission is free.

www.oliviercornetgallery.com/

Paula Pohli: Lino and Egg

7-29 May (Opening on 07 May at 18:00)

darc space Gallery, 26 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

The exhibition includes new linocuts and egg tempera paintings by Paula Pohli. Egg tempera paintings are made with egg yolk, pigments and water.

The exhibition will display over 40 framed works and the themse are nature, trees, fields, birds, animals, light on moss, etc to be found in the Mayo Abbey area of South County Mayo.

Admission to opening and exhibition is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/darc-space/106075889415648

La Cote d’Azur – Photographic Exhibition

13 May – 16 June

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

La Cote d’Azur is a photographic exhibition by Fares Fares of mainly landscapes and architecture with the goal to present the places along the Cote d’Azur in a different perspective than the post card images do.

www.alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Saturday 23 May

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 23 May

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/

Malahide Car Boot Sale

09:00 – 13:00, Sat 23 May

Malahide Rugby Club, Estuary Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

The Malahide Car Boot Sale is running every Saturday at the Malahide Rugby Club. Admission is free for buyers.

www.facebook.com/MalahideCarBoot

World Airlines Volleyball Tournament

09:00 – 19:00, Sat 23 May

ALSAA Club, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin

The Aer Lingus Volleyball Club is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and to mark this they are organizing a World Airlines Volleyball Tournament on the weekend of 22-24 May 2015.

18 teams from all around the world will participate. They are coming from Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Amsterdam, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Paris, Lisbon, London, Nice, Poland, Zurich, Vienna and Dublin.

The main day of the tournament is on Saturday 23 May, with matches starting at 09:00 and the final is scheduled to start at 17:20. The event is free and everyone is welcome to come and watch volleyball while meeting people from different parts of the world.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find out if there are any interesting events happening on Sunday and if we – the public – are invited to them. But maybe you can find out when you go to the tournament on Saturday.

www.facebook.com/dublinaerlingustournament

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 23 May

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 23 May

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 23 May

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 23 May

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 May

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

Countess Markievicz School 2015

10:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 May

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

The 5th annual Countess Markievicz School will explore the issues of Direct Provision and Reproductve Rights. Speakers including journalist and activist Anthea McTiernan, Liam Thornton, UCD and Mairéad Enright, University of Kent and Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commisssion, who will give a keynote address about Countess Markievicz’s life.

Admission is free and booking of tickets was requested here. However, since it will be too late to book when you get this mail, I would suggest that you just go to Liberty Hall and ask if you can join the lectures without having pre-booked. Donations are welcome, by the way.

www.countessmarkieviczschool.ie/2015-school.html

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 May

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 May

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 May

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Saturday Market Dalkey

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 May

Tramyard, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

A new weekly Farmer’s Market is starting in Dalkey this week with over 20 vendors selling a wide variety of foods and an eclectic selection of arts and crafts. Admission is free.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 May

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

Battle for the Bay – Dollymount Strand

10:30 – 18:00, Sat 23 May

Dollymount Strand, Dublin 3

The 8th Battle for the Bay takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. There will be competitions and demonstrations for Kitesurfing, Stand-up Paddle Boarding and Wakeboarding

There will be a Fun Fair with Food and Entertainment on the beach. Games and Workshops for kids. The King Kong Club will bring some live performers and DJs (On Sunday at 15:00, Julyo (Classical Guitar) will perform) and Drone and Gadget manufacturer Parrot will show their range of Drones.

The full programme is here. Family Events are described here and this is the outline of the entertainment programme.

Admission if free.

battleforthebay.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 23 May

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/

Children’s Event – Pond dipping

11:00, Sat 23 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and mini beasts living in and around the pond at the Botanic Gardens.

Admission is free but booking is required via 01-8040300. Suitable for children Age 8+. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Light & Shadow

11:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 May

UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

Light & Shadow looks like a really interesting programme of events that will celebrate the International Year of Light.

Find out how light influences all aspects of your life through an exciting programme of talks, demonstrations, displays, installations and film screenings. Ireland’s favourite weather presenter RTE’s Evelyn Cusack will deliver the key note public address to get the day started with ‘Light(s), Camera, Action…’.

The event is suitable for all ages and all levels of scientific knowledge.

Admission is free, tickets needed to be booked via this website

www.eventbrite.ie/e/light-shadow-tickets-16035504626?ref=devg

and when I checked on Saturday really early morning, there were still tickets available. So, I wonder if it would make sense to arrive at UCD and hope for the best if you didn’t get tickets in time before the ticket booking facility closed. I’d say the event will be a very good one!!

You will find a description of the programme on the Eventbrite website and here you can download the full programme.

Mansion House Open Day – Bealtaine Festival

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 May

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Celebrating Bealtaine and 300 years as the official Mayoral residence, The Mansion House and Dublin City Public Libraries invite you to share your memory with them on Saturday 23 May and Wednesday 27 May.

The Library Learning Bus will be at the Mansion House Forecourt from 10:30-16:30 on Sat and Wed and a guided tour will take place on these dates at 11:00. (Places are limited and advance booking via 01-2226200 is required). After the guided tour, the house will be open from 12:00-16:00. All events are free.

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

Story weavers: Find Your Own Wonderland …and more!

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 May

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

In St. Patrick’s Park, next to the Cathedral, the Story Weavers are inviting kids to join them.

Irish Theatre Company Monkeyshine will come to St. Patrick’s Park next weekend for a whole range of free activities and performances as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD).

They are bringing The Vagabond, the company’s wonderful wandering venue, to Dublin, for a day of free story-telling activities in St Patrick’s Park on Saturday 23 May. From this magical space they will be telling tales of Alice in Wonderland, and – working with Mr Leon, a flamboyant Parisian taxi driver – they will help their audience to tell their own stories of taxi rides – real or imaginary. Monkeyshine’s “Story Weavers” events will also invite all listeners to hunt for their own story – in the park foraging for materials, and then back to the tent to weave their own tale from the ingredients they have found.

The performances on Saturday are:

+ Story Weavers: Find Your Own Wonderland (11:00+15:00) ilfdublin.com/event/story-weavers-find-your-own-wonderland/
+ A Re-Telling of Alice in Wonderland (13:00) ilfdublin.com/event/a-retelling-of-alice-in-wonderland/
+ Mr Leon’s Taxi: Sarah Ardizzone (14:00) ilfdublin.com/event/mr-leons-taxi-sarah-ardizzone/

All events are free but have to be booked via the links provided.

ilfdublin.com/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 May

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 23 May

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 23 May

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/

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Wooly Ward’s Farm – Feed, Pet & Groom animals

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 May

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Wooly Ward’s Farm will come to the weekly Marlay Park County Council Market on Sat+Sun 23/24 May, 06/07 June, 20/21 June and 23/23 August.

Kids of all ages (until at least 99 years of age!) love holding and petting cute animals and Wooly Ward’s has lots of them. Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rabbits, Chicken a Llama and more are available to be held and admired.

Admission is free.

www.dlrevents.ie/wooly.html

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 23 May

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/

British Boxer Ricky Hatton – Book Signing

13:00, Sat 23 May

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

British Boxer Ricky Hatton will be in Eason’s to sign copies of his new book “Ricky Hatton’s Vegas Tales”.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/author-signing-ricky-hatton-saturday-may-23rd-1pm/

Renegade: Connect – Hip Hop performance

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 May

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

“Renegade: Connect” is a free outdoor Hip Hop performance on Smithfield Plaza as part of the Dublin Dance Festival.

It will take place on Saturday at 13:00 and 16:00 and again on Sunday at 16:00. Duration is 60 minutes.

Innovative German Dance coolective Renegade from Herne, Alexis Fernández, Julio César Iglesias and Caterina Varela (La Macana) will perform and the youth dance group Company B from Dublin will open the event. DJ Dragon and All Ireland Hip Hop Champion Tobi Omoteso and members of Dublin’s Raw Edge Crew will also be featured.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/renegade-connect

Manga for Beginners – Teen Workshop

13:30 – 16:30, Sat 23 May

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

At this Creative Lab Club For Teens “Manga for Beginners”, you will learn how to draw your own manga characters. Artist Lorraine Lawlor will run the event and it is for 15 teens aged 12-17 years. And there seems to be at least one place, maybe even more.

Admission is free.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Irish Language Tour

14:00, Sat 23 May

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Irish Language with Community Ambassador Jack FitzGerald will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Korean Modern Literature: Eun Hee-kyung in conversation with Martina Devlin

14:00, Sat 23 May

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

Eun Hee-kyung, one of Korea’s most distinguished writers, reads from her work and talks to Martina Devlin about some of the themes that inspire her. The event is part of the International Literature Festival Dublin.

Admission is free, but booking is advised

ilfdublin.com/event/eun-hee-kyung/

Progressive Film Club – Film Screenings

14:30, Sat 23 May

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

After a number of events with film from far away places, the Progressive Film Club this time is featuring two films with a strong Irish aspect to them.

The films are:

+ Mother Jones and her Children – Film about the famous Corkwoman Mary Jones in the USA (14:30)
+ Skin in the Game – Documentary about the economic crash in Ireland (15:35)

Find out more details on the website below.

The Progressive Film Club is a voluntary organisation dedicated to showing progressive films from all over the world. Struggles for people’s rights, for the rights of workers, of immigrants, of women, for national liberation and for social justice.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Captain Jack’s Map” with Mary Noonan is this week’s Family Workshop in the National Gallery. It is a fun opportunity for families to enjoy creating and learning together through free activities exploring storytelling, music, art, poetry and drama.

Admission is free, but please check the small print on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/May_23_Family.aspx

Stones of Time: Newgrange & Angkor W(h)at?! – Talk

15:00, Sat 23 May

New Acropolis, 43 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Acropolis run courses about philosophy, but they also provide public talks that give a philosophical perspective on different topics. The next talk is entitled “Stones of Time: Newgrange & Angkor W(h)at?!” and will bring you on a journey of discovery through one of Asia’s most remarkable Temple complexes and one of Ireland’s most impressive stone structures.

+ Sat 15:00: Newgrange: Its location, astronomical alignments and artwork, what do they symbolize? Who built the complex, and why? What is the significance of Newgrange today?

+ Sat 16:15: Angkor W(h)at: Who were the people that built it, and what might have inspired them to do so? What does it look like today, and what can we still learn from it.

Some of the history, mythology, architecture, symbolical meaning and artwork of these enigmatic and ancient places will be explored.

Admission is free. No booking required.

acropolis.ie/FirstThursdays.php

1916 Docudrama Screening

16:00, Sat 23 May

The Elbowroom, 32 Brunswick Street North, Dublin 7

1916 Docudrama “A Terrible Beauty” will be screened in The Elbowroom and the event will be hosted by Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project as a lot of the action portrayed in the film took place just a stones throw away on North King Street.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome but spaces are limited.

You can watch the trailer here www.vimeo.com/120388195

www.facebook.com/ATerribleBeauty1916

Foo Fighters Documentary – Screening

19:00 – 20:30, Sat 23 May

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

From Sat 11 Apr until 29 May, the Grand Social will screen 8 episodes (one every Saturday) from the Foo Fighters Documentary “Sonic Highways”. Admission is free,

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/foo-fighters-documentary/

Bob Dylan Birthday Blues – Gig

19:30, Sat 23 May

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A great idea!! This is a night of solo acoustic songs from a whole range of artists on the occasion of Bob Dylan’s 74th birthday, which will be on Sunday. Every act will perform two of their favourite Dylan songs in their own style. A gig by The Freewheelers will end the evening.

The acoustic acts are downstairs from 19:30 Declan Landy, Lynda Lucas, Brian Roche, Liam De Siun
and upstairs from 21:00: Wilbury Dublin, Mark Baker, Holly Rose Hudson-Taylor, Edel Meade, John Flynn

The band The Freewheelers follows with Lee Meehan (guitar/vocals), Noel Bridgeman (drums/vocals), John Quearney (bass/vocals).

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

After the Ibis – Reggae Gig

20:00, Sat 23 May

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

“After the Ibis” is an 8-piece roots reggae band from Dublin with dub, jazz and soul influences.

Admission is free,

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/after-the-ibis-event3

Eurovision & Marriage Equality Party

20:00, Sat 23 May

Pantibar, 8 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Pantibar had planned a Eurovision party anyway, but with the expected results of the Marriage Equality Referendum it will now be a double party for Eurovision and Marraige Equality.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/panti

Eurovision 2015

20:00, Sat 23 May

Dublin (various locations)

It is THAT night again and the fact that there is no Irish participation makes it a lot easier to watch. Why? Well, imagine, if the Irish singer was still in there, you would maybe hope that she will win and wouldn’t be able to focus on the sillyness of this event! So, different from a World Cup, it is better if you have no skin in the game when it comes to the Eurovision.

Watch it, shake your head in disbelief and laugh about it. It is just funny.

There are some Eurovision Parties, but I only found one public one (which isn’t free) and I guess the rest are private house parties.

www.eurovision.tv

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 23 May

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

In short the line-up is Cools Humbug, Blue Sun, Maurice Burns.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous

20:00 – 22:00, Sat 23 May

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1626550927582082/

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 23 May

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Dodgy Few – Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Sat 23 May

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dodgy Few will play a gig in the Mercantile. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 23 May

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Otis – Gig

22:00, Sat 23 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Otis will perform a free gig in Whelan’s.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-otis-7/

Elevation Falls // Good Time Villains – Gigs

22:30, Sat 23 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Night Howl presents Elevation Falls and Good Time Villains at this Midnight Gig in Whelan’s. Admission is free if you arrive before 23:30 or if you sign up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/night-howl-w-elevation-falls-good-time-villains/

Sunday 24 May

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 May

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 May

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 May

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 24 May

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/

Tola Vintage Kilo Sale

10:00 – 19:00, Sun 24 May

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Because of the success of previous Vintage Kilo Sales, Vintage Clothes shop Tola has moved it this time to the RDS and it will be in Hall 4. Every kilo of vintage clothes will be EUR 20.

Admission is NOT free, but since it only costs EUR 1 to get in, I decided to post it here anyway. You can pay the Euro at the door.

www.facebook.com/events/1441459882820947/

Africa Day 2015

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 May

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Africa Day is back and will happen again in Farmleigh House this year.

There will be three music stages with headliers on Stage 1, the Kwassa Kwassa stage (Kila, Loah, Tig Linn, RiZA and Kiruu), emerging rap and hip hop on the Atilogwu stage (DJ Wax, Pop Dogg, The Motivators etc) and African bands and Singer/Songwriters on Stage 3, the Malika Stage (Rhythm Africana will be the headliner). On the Africa Day Facebook Page you can find a timetable of all performances and the link is here.

There will also be Family Fun, an African Bazaar, stalls of community groups, food stalls and more. If you come in your best traditional African clothes, you can win the “Best Dressed” competition.

Admission to Africa Day is free and everybody is invited.

Because Farmleigh House is a little tricky to get to and parking is very limited, Dublin Bus is providing a free shuttle bus service from the bus stop opposite the main entrance to the Phoenix Park at Parkgate Street to the main entrance into Farmleigh Estate. This service will run approximately every 30 minutes between 11:00 and 18:00.

www.facebook.com/events/1434982796817811/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 May

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 24 May

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 24 May

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 24 May

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/

Guided Summer Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 24 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

According to official Met Eireann information, it is not summer yet, despite the general misinformation that people in Ireland were taught in school, but it doesn’t really matter what you call this time of the year, it is a busy and beautiful time in the National Botanic Gardens.

They want to share the beauty of the gardens with you and invite you for a free guided tour viewing the Herbaceous Borders, Annual Bedding displays, the Rose Garden and much more every Sunday at 12:00 and at 14:30.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 May

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will be “Time Place Memory” with Temenos (Laoise O’Brien (recorders) and Paul Roe (clarinets)). They will perform music by Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant, CPE Bach, Thomas Morley and new works by Derek Ball, Nick Roth, Marian Ingoldsby, Katherine Norman.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1352-sundaysnoon-temenos

How? – Science & Technology Festival for children

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 May

Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin

The popular Science & Technology festival “How?” in Shanganagh Park in Shankill is back on Sunday. It is a family event organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and will be full of activities and learning opportunities.

This year we are introducing Eircraft: Creating Together which allows young gamers to interact safely online. Eircraft combines interactive and educational workshops, drop-in sessions and outdoor events.

How? will feature the Eircraft service for young gamers by hosting a number of unique Minecraft workshops. (Check the website below for registration and details) for ids up to 12 years of age.

In addition there will be Scientific Sue (introducing kids to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)), Junior Einsteins (science and learning for primary school children), Colmac Robotics (robotics and engineering for children) and School of Irish Archaeology (teaching archaeology to our future generations).

Admission is free.

www.dlrevents.ie/how15.html

Save our Harbour Protest – Dun Laoghaire

13:00, Sun 24 May

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A protest is taking place in Dun Laoghaire against the plans of the Harbour Company and Dun Laoghaire County Council to make major modifications to the harbour. They plan to spend EUR 18 mio to build a new berth for large cruise ships, without knowing if ships can be attracted to come to Dun Laoghaire and as a competition to Dublin Port.

www.facebook.com/events/1593641490907134/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 24 May

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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The Bernard Shaw Flea

13:00, Sun 24 May

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

A new Bernard Shaw Flea Market with 20+ stalls will take place on Sunday.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 24 May

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 May

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 24 May

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 May

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

My inspiration – Artist Ruth O’Donnell

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 24 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

‘Sources of inspiration in my work’ with Ruth O’Donnell (artist & printmaker) is a free talk in connection with the talk series “Sean Scully & Contemporary Art”.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/May-24.aspx

’Universal Design’ – what is it and how can it address ageing? – Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 May

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

Enable Ireland and Bernard Timmins, Lecturer in Manufacturing & Design at the Dublin Institute of Technology will focus on the design of everyday household objects and how their design can be improved to match the needs of older users.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 0 1 6777444.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4653

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Renegade: Connect – Hip Hop performance

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 May

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

“Renegade: Connect” is a free outdoor Hip Hop performance on Smithfield Plaza as part of the Dublin Dance Festival.

It will take place on Saturday at 13:00 and 16:00 and again on Sunday at 16:00. Duration is 60 minutes.

Innovative German Dance coolective Renegade from Herne, Alexis Fernández, Julio César Iglesias and Caterina Varela (La Macana) will perform and the youth dance group Company B from Dublin will open the event. DJ Dragon and All Ireland Hip Hop Champion Tobi Omoteso and members of Dublin’s Raw Edge Crew will also be featured.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/renegade-connect

Jazz & Tapas Dinner

18:00 – 20:30, Sun 24 May

Zaragoza, 18 South William Street, Dublin 2

The next Jazz&Tapas Brunch/Dinner in Zaragoza is this Sunday with Tania Notaro and Robson Rocha (guitar).

www.zaragozadublin.com/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 24 May

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 24 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 24 May

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 24 May

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

900 Club – Vintage Disco – Open Deck Night

20:00, Sun 24 May

East Side Tavern, 104-105 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2

The 900 Club is an open deck night which gives music enthusiasts and up coming DJs the opportunity to play their favourite old records and CDs alongside a host of experienced selectors.

Everyone gets fifteen minutes to play (900 seconds – hence the name!), but you have to submit your playlist before the event.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vintage-Disco-900-Club/709692022480786

Mardi Gras – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Sun 24 May

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Italian band “Mardi Gras” will be in the Mercantile for a gig. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Robyn G Shiels – Folk Gig

20:00, Sun 24 May

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

Robyn G Shiels will bring his Folk to the Harbour Bar for this free gig.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/robyn-g-shiels-event

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 24 May

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

Ben Prevo, Tommy Moore & Dominic Mullen – Blues Gig

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 24 May

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

Ben Prevo, Tommy Moore & Dominic Mullen play a Blues Gig in The Mezz and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 24 May

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 24 May

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 24 May

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 24 May

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 24 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 25 May

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 25 May

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 25 May

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/

Inspiring Change: Empowering Women’s Futures in Africa – Conference

14:00 – 17:00, Mon 25 May

Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Inspiring Change: Empowering Women’s Futures in Africa” is a conference to mark Africa Day which is this year celebrated as the “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development Towards Africa’s Agenda 2063″.

The conference will look at key issues in gender equality; on how movements towards equality for women and girls has progressed globally, what the barriers are to female empowerment and gender equality and how can they be overcome and what opportunities exist in 2015 to progress the gender equality platform, given the activities happening this year.

The list of speakers can be found on the Facebook Event Page below.

The Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), with the support of the African Embassies in Ireland are bringing you this conference.

Admission is free, but registration is required via tidi@tcd.ie

www.facebook.com/events/400549163473700/

The Body and Shame – Book Launch

18:00, Mon 25 May

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

“The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism and the Socially Shaped Body” is a book by Luna Dolezal and it will be launched on Monday. Find out more on the website below.

Admission is free.

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

Climate-Smart Agriculture: Facilitating Change Globally and Nationally

18:30, Mon 25 May

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

“Climate-Smart Agriculture: Facilitating Change Globally and Nationally” by Dr. Bruce Campbell (Director of the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) is a talk about the challenge posed by climate change and food security from both a developed and developing country perspective.

Bruce Campbell will make a case for the urgent implementation of climate-smart agriculture globally, with a view to reaping its “triple win” of boosting farm productivity and incomes, building resilience to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. The event will be in the Merrion Room.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103878

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Ireland’s Memorial Records – Talk

18:30, Mon 25 May

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

‘Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Ireland’s Memorial Records: Commemorating Irish soldiers who died in World War 1′ is a talk by Marguerite Helmers (Rosebush Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh).

Marguerite specializes in word and image relationships, particularly relating to 20th century Ireland and England. Recent publications include several articles on paintings, drawings, and maps from the First World War. Her book Harry Clarke’s War: Ireland’s Memorial Records, 1914-1918 will be published by the Irish Academic Press in September 2015.

Admission is free and no booking required. Seats are on a first come first served basis.

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

The Critical Take – Film Debate

18:30, Mon 25 May

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

The Critical Take, IFI’s monthly film debate, is back on Monday and the panel is panel actor, director and artistic director of The Company Theatre Company Jose Miguel Jimenez, Patrick Stewart, IFI Public Relations Officer and writer, director and lecturer Steven Benedict.

They will discuss Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s film The Tribe, Howard Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth, and Ana Lily Amirpour’s Iranian vampire Western “A Girl Walks Home Alone” at Night.

Admission is free, but tickets are required, which you can get from the IFI box office on 01 679 3477.

www.ifi.ie/the-critical-take-may-2015

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 25 May

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 25 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 25 May

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

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 25 May

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bad hosts “Al Porter’s Comedy Shed”. Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 25 May

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 25 May

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

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

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

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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 25 May

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 25 May

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

Tuesday 26 May

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New Companies Act, Tax Refunds & LEO Financial Supports – Talk

08:30 – 10:00, Tue 26 May

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

The Companies Act, the piece of law the regulates all details about how to set up an how to run a company is changing COMPLETELY on 01 June of this year and if you own a company or are interested in setting one up, you have to inform yourself.

In addition to that, this event will feature talks about financial support available for small companies.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/New-Companies-Act-Tax-Refunds-LEO-Financial-Supports.html

Sean Scully and contemporary abstract painting – Talk

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 26 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Sean Scully and contemporary abstract painting” with Dr Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, University College Dublin is part of a free series of talks in May on the theme of Sean Scully & Contemporary Art in conjunction with an exhibition of Sean Scully’s work at the NGI.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/May-26.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 26 May

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 26 May

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

Women in the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection

13:00, Tue 26 May

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

This lunchtime series of 3 lectures will be run by the Military Archives and hosted by Rathmines Library starting on Tues 26 May 2015. The Department of Defence is cataloguing and partially digitising the Military Service Pensions Collection (MSPC) in the custody of the Military Archives. Key to understanding and researching the period, context and the events of the period from 1916 -1923 is the MSPC.

Cecile Gordon will explain in her talk how important this new data is and what it means for historical writing.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/women-military-service

Enhancing Wellbeing in Later Life trough Art – Talk

18:15, Tue 26 May

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

“Enhancing Wellbeing in Later Life: Multimodal Affordances of Intergenerational Arts Practice” by Dr. Susan O’Neill (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver) is a public lecture during her term as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Find more details on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-05-26enhancing_wellbeing.php

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 26 May

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 26 May

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

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 26 May

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Live sessions with the Blue Moon Folk and Blues Collective are taking place every Tuesday at the Beerhouse. Admission is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 26 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 26 May

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 26 May

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 26 May

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

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

The dates are 14+28 Apr, 12+26 May, 19+23 Jun, 07+21 Jul, 04+18 Aug. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to include the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 26 May

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 26 May

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/

Wednesday 27 May

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Mansion House Open Day – Bealtaine Festival

11:00 – 16:00, Wed 27 May

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Celebrating Bealtaine and 300 years as the official Mayoral residence, The Mansion House and Dublin City Public Libraries invite you to share your memory with them on Saturday 23 May and Wednesday 27 May.

The Library Learning Bus will be at the Mansion House Forecourt from 10:30-16:30 on Sat and Wed and a guided tour will take place on these dates at 11:00. (Places are limited and advance booking via 01-2226200 is required). After the guided tour, the house will be open from 12:00-16:00. All events are free.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 27 May

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 27 May

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/

The Quiet Man – Bealtaine Film Screening

14:00, Wed 27 May

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Bealtaine Festival continues for another few days and as part of it, a film screening of “The Quiet Man” will hapen in the Chester Beatty Library.

Admission is free.

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

The Quiet Man – Bealtaine Film Screening

15:00, Wed 27 May

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

The Bealtaine Film Tour will bring “The Quiet Man” to Rathmines on Wednesday. This John Ford film with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in title roles, was nearly 20 years in the making.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 4973539.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtaine-film-tour-quiet

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 27 May

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

Climate project: A polar bear unlike any other!

18:00, Wed 27 May

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Two classes from the Lycée Français d’Irlande went to Shankhill beach at the end of March to help clean the beaches of Dublin Bay and they used some of the household waste they collected to create a Polar bear as a symbol of global warming. The Alliance Française invites you to meet this bear and to learn more about this pedagogical project.

Admission is free, but booking is required by sending an e-mail to rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with subject “Polar Bear”

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

The History of the Deaf School, Cabragh – Talk

18:00, Wed 27 May

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

The Deaf Heritage Centre Ireland presents a talk on the development of schools for the deaf in Cabra in 1846 and 1857 and of deaf education and sign language. The talk will be by Liam Breen and will be signed by Cormac Leonard.

Admission is free,

www.dublincity.ie/history-deaf-school-cabragh

EU and the Migrant Crisis – Discussion

19:00, Wed 27 May

Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

“EU and the Migrant Crisis – Why are migrants dying in the Mediterranean?” is the title of a discussion that is organised by United Against Racism and the Irish Anti-War Movement. Speakers are Mark Price (Irish Anti-War Movement), Azad (Syrian Refugee), Memet Uludag (United Against Racism).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1420755214911610/

Endless Rain – Spoken Word event

20:00, Wed 27 May

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Endless Rain is a monthly themed spoken word event and this month it takes on the world of so-bad-it’s-good fan fiction. The event will feature literary talents like Roisin Kiberd, Boris Belony and James Moran.

Admission is free and there is a EUR 3 suggested donation.

www.facebook.com/endlessraindl

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 27 May

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 27 May

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 27 May

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 27 May

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 27 May

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

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 May

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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 27 May

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Telescope Watch – Astronomy Ireland

21:30, Wed 27 May

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

Astronomy Ireland is inviting to a Telescope Watch event at their headquarter in Blanchardstown. They will have powerful telescopes there with which you can watch the night sky, including the moon.

Obviously you can only watch the stars and moon when there are no clouds, but in case it is cloudy, they will give a talk about astronomy and will explain the telescopes, so you are welcome no matter what the weather is like.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/telescopewatchmay2015.php

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 27 May

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

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

Thursday 28 May

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 28 May

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

Experience Counts – Volunteer Fair for the over 55s

11:00 – 14:00, Thu 28 May

Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Experience counts, share yours through volunteering. Come and chat with organisations providing charitable services across Dublin, to learn how you can help in your local community. Refreshments will be provided.

Do you know someone with experience to share? Often this group are not online so bring your aunt, uncle, Mam, Dad, neighbour, brother, sister, friend, Betty down the road or John from the club. Whether life or professional, their experience counts. Help them share it.

volunteerdublincity.ie/Volunteer-Fair-for-the-over-55s.html

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 28 May

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.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 28 May

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

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13:00, Thu 28 May

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WWI Ireland: Exploring the Irish experience – Talk

13:00, Thu 28 May

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In this series of four lunch time talks, the speakers will look at individuals and how World War I affected them. The series of talks is in connection with the exhibition on the Irish experience of World War 1:

+ Wed 06 May: “Norman Leslie and the Sword of Prince Arthur” by Mark Leslie
+ Wed 13 May: “Meeting Michael O’Leary” with Nikki Ralston, Curator of the WWI exhibition
+ Thurs 21 May: “Lady Augusta Dillon and the women’s war effort in Galway” with Dr Emma Lyons, School of History and Archives, University College, Dublin
+ Thurs 28 May: “Mary Martin: Legacy from Loss” with Isabelle Smyth, Writer in Residence with the Medical Missionaries of Mary

More detail about the topic of each talk can be found on the event page which you reach via the website below.

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

A handful of Harpists – Lunchtime Recital

13:10, Thu 28 May

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

The last one in this series of Lunchtime Recitals by the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in the Peppercanister Church:

“A handful of Harpists” are varied performances on Irish and Concert Harp.

Admission is free.

www.peppercanister.ie/events/

Lunchtime Recital: Margaret Bridge (vocal)

13:15, Thu 28 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Singer Margaret Bridge will perform at this Lunchtime Recital.

Admission is free.

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

St Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin – The unwanted Cathedral – Talk

13:15, Thu 28 May

Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The lecture “St Patrick’s Cathedral – Restoration and Ecclesiology” by Dr Michael O’Neill (Architectural Historian) on Thursday is part of the lectures that accompany the exhibition “St Patrick’s Cathedral: an architectural exhibition” in the Gallery of the Architectural Archive. The exhibition will run from Wed 13 May to Fri 4 September.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Booking is required via 01 6633040 or slincoln@iarc.ie

www.iarc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/St-Patricks-Lecture-List.pdf

Thomas Hauert Dance Performance

13:30 – 16:00, Thu 28 May

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Fresh from performing at the Dublin Dance Festival, Swiss choreographer Thomas Hauert will surprise Wicklow audiences on the Bray promenade with two free performances of his new solo (sweet) (bitter). His show responds to Monteverdi’s musical poem of impossible love “Si dolce è’l tormento”.

It is organised by the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray and takes place in the Band Stand in the sea front in Bray. Admission is free.

www.mermaidartscentre.ie/

Tour of the Conservation Studios

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 28 May

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

Get behind the scenes, meet Museum conservators and look at some of the conservation projects they are working on. Admission is free, booking is required via 01-6777444.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4654

The Hundred-Foot Story – Bealtaine Film Screening

17:30, Thu 28 May

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

This John Ford film The Hundred-Foot Story” with Helen Mirren is on a tour through the libraries and will be in Pearse Street on Thursday.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtaine-film-tour-0

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 28 May

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Forro Night (Brazilian Dance) with a Forro Live Band takes place in the D-One Bar & Brazilian Grill every Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 28 May

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. A new exhibition at the Little Museum is “Dear Christy: The Christy Brown Collection”. It is the first time that Christy’s personal archive will go on view. You can visit that exhibition as well when you are there on Thursday.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 28 May

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale which starts so early (06:00!!) that you need to be an insomniac or a super early bird, there is now a Thursday evening Car Boot Sale in the same location. It starts at 18:30 and runs until 22:00. Late night car boot shopping. :-) Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Spoglia di Sillabe – Poetry by Aurora Coppola

18:30, Thu 28 May

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

The launch of poetry collection “Spoglia di Sillabe” by Aurora Coppola takes place in the Italian Institute of Culture.

Aurora Coppola was born in 1981 in Empoli (Florence), lived for a large part of her life in S. Miniato (Pisa) and lives now in Dublin.

Admission is free, but booking is required via iicdublino@esteri.it

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=634&citta=Dublino

Hugh Lane and the Decorative Art of Display – Lecture

18:45, Thu 28 May

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“Hugh Lane and the Decorative Art of Display” by Morna O’Neill (Assistant Professor, 18th c. and 19th c. European Art, Scott Family Faculty Fellow, Department of Art, Wake Forest University) is a lecture that is part of the lecture series “Sir Hugh Lane (1875-1915): Dublin’s Legacy and Loss”.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/special-events

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 28 May

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/

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

19:00, Thu 28 May

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 28 May

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free before 20:00 and free finger food is provided.

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

The Lestrygonian Sessions

19:45, Thu 28 May

Red Bank Wine Bar, Duke Street, Dublin 2

Chronic Jazz Flan are inviting to a cultural salon called “The Lestrygonian Sessions” and you need to check out the Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/events/1399504237040376/ to understand fully what is planned.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pikehoses

East Coast Jazz Band – Gig

20:00, Thu 28 May

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

The East Coast Jazz Band will play in the Harbour Bar in Bray and admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/east-coast-jazz-band-event2

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 28 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

See Change – Music and Storytelling Event

20:00, Thu 28 May

Café Moda, 192 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

See Change is an umbrella organisation for mental health organisations and they have organised an evening of free Storytelling and Music as part of Green Ribbon month which will promote open conversation of mental health.

On stage will be Mark Cox, Tom Rowley, Sarah Nangle, Catherine Brophy, Alvy Carragher, Kellie Marie Reynolds.

www.seechange.ie/

Skeleton Sessions- Gig Night

20:00, Thu 28 May

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Skeleton Sessions are a band competition in Sin É and this week the following bands/acts will perform:

Fuzz Gigoloo, Paul Fitzpatrick, Renton 7, Popgun Warfare, Dale O Hanlon

www.facebook.com/events/1575629722703925/

Whitefriar Street Church Organ Recital

20:00, Thu 28 May

Whitefriar St. Church, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Following the success of the Organ Recital Series in Whitefriar Street Church over the last two years, another series of four concerts will be happening in May. The recitals will take place each Thursday at 20:00 and admission is free.

The programme is:
07 May; John Dexter playing works by Bach, Couperin, Pachelbel, and Peeters.
14 May: Peter McBride playing works by Handel, Bach, Bédard, and Vierne.
21 May: Aleksandr Nisse playing works by Buxtehude, Bach, Saint-Saëns, Salvignol-Nisse, Nisse, Florentz and Messiaen.
28 May: Simon Nolan playing works by Marchand, Sweelinck, Bach, Dupré, Peeters and Vierne.

whitefriarstreetchurch.ie/organrecitals.html

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 28 May

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 28 May

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

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

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

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 28 May

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Rosemount, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

The next Cabin Sessions will come to Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Thursday. The Cabin Crew (house band) will perform folk and Americana, plus special guests Helene (France), Rhapsody (male choir), Seanie Vaughan (contemporary). Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cabin-Sessions-Acoustic-Music-at-its-Finest/172602396180287

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 28 May

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 28 May

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 28 May

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 – Finale

21:30, Thu 28 May

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The yearly Woolshed Karaoke Competition is running from 23 Apr-30 May. Aftger heats and two semi-finals, this week it is the Grand Final. The overall winner will get to record a CD at Temple Lane Studios in Dublin.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 29 May

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 29 May

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

Public Tour of “Recovered Voices”

12:00 – 13:00, Fri 29 May

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

Join Lar Joye, curator of “Recovered Voices: Stories of the Irish at War 1914 – 1915″ on a personal tour of this recently launched exhibition. No booking required, places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before talk starts.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4655

Lunchtime Recital: Peter Manning (Baritone) & Heather Fogarty (Mezzo Soprano)

13:15, Fri 29 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Peter Manning (Baritone) & Heather Fogarty (Mezzo Soprano) will be in St Ann’s CHurch for a lunchtime recital. Admission is free.

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

Flying South – Mental Health Open Mic

19:00, Fri 29 May

Jaja Studios, 1 Cowper Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Flying South is a monthly mental health open mic event, organised by a spoken word collective that is also called Flying South.

All types of spoken word are welcome – poetry, performance, storytelling, comedy, drama, songwriting, anecdotal sharing, etc. – if you have something to say about mental health, want to share your own story, or just want to come along & watch, everyone is very welcome. There will be baked goods and teas/coffee.

If you would like to perform or read on the night, just turn up & put your name/act on the signup sheet.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1427446110896693/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 29 May

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

The Grande Kino: La Heine

19:30 – 23:00, Fri 29 May

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

Thje Grande Kino is a new Club Night that starts with a film screening and then presents the music from the films after the screening.

The first movie will be the Fench film “La Heine” from 1995, which introduced the world to the director Matthew Kassovitz and lead actor Vincent Kassel and also to underground Hip Hop/Afrobeat artists like Cut Killer, Solo and Tak Fari Nas.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/the-grande-kino/

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 29 May

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Carol Keogh & The City Fathers – Indie Gig

20:00, Fri 29 May

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

Carol Keogh & The City Fathers will play an Indie Gig in the Harbour Bar in Bray. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/carol-keogh-the-city-fathers

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 29 May

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Exploding Eyes – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 May

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

Exploding Eyes with support from Duende Dogs, Woven Skull and Shurg Life will be in the Mezz for a Gig Night. Admission is free.

At the time of writing this, the start time hadn’t been announced yet, so check back on the Facebook Page closer to the date.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 29 May

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 29 May

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

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

09+17 May

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

The next walks take place on 09+17 May.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

International Literature Festival Dublin: 16-24 May

Dublin Dance Festival: 19-30 May

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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!

Ireland, a Catholic banana republic?

Let me start with a disclaimer: I am catholic and I do go to church. I am very much what strict catholics call an “a la card” catholic. I choose some elements for me and ignore others. And most importantly I am a strong proponent of tolerant acceptance of all religions and other believes and of complete separation of religious and state matters. But at the same time I am German and that means that rules are needed and these rules should be clear and non-quibbleable (I made that non-existing word up…so much about sticking to strict rules, right? ;-) )

With that in mind, imagine my shock and abhorrence when I read on Friday on the RTE News website, that bibles were provided to Polling Stations in cases “where a presiding officer asks a voter with no identification to swear an oath”!

WHAT???

So, you find a polling card that is not yours and for which you clearly have no identification and you will be allowed to vote just by putting your hand on a book and declaring that you are that person?? I so hope that I got that wrong!?

Because if I didn’t get it wrong, I should leave my passport at home next time I travel and ask for a bible at Dublin airport.

What Banana republic do we live in where a) you are allowed to vote without and identification, b) where a religious book and a few words count more than a formal, state issued document and c) where the Department of Environment explains that as if it was the most normal thing in the world.

To buy a phone and get services from a company, I need an ID and also a proof of address. To vote in a constitution changing referendum, I just need a book and a promise. *shaking head*

What if I am a Trekkie? Will then a Star Trek DVD replace the book? Or as Rastafarian? Just bring the Holy Piby?

It gets better!! It seems there is a bit of a preference for catholicism, because if you are not religious you can just “make an affirmation” says the Department of Environment, you don’t even need a book! I should try that next time I am at a traffic checkpoint: “I can positively affirm that my name is Enda Kenny…and that I will pay that speeding ticket when you send it to me.”

Looks like a Banana Republic to me!!!

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