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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. For more than 800 editions over 16 years it is a weekly e-mail magazine that lists and recommends up to 200 free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area week after week. Gigs, Festivals, Markets, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups are included.

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The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 20 April 2024:

Dublin Event Guide 859: Earth Day: very low key – Mud Island Community Garden, Poetry Day Ireland, National Gallery Thursday Late

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Earth Day – very low key

Mud Island Community Garden, Poetry Day Ireland,
National Gallery Thursday Late


Oh ohhhh. Last night there was a problem at my day job. I was involved in a systems migration project over night that should not have needed any time from me. But things didn’t go according to plan. Unfortunately that meant that you have to suffer by getting the Dublin Event Guide at the end of Saturday. Apologies! And to make things worse, there is not even much happening this Sunday. :-(

This week, on Monday 22 April, is Earth Day. It is allegedly a global initiative since the 1970s that celebrates this day. So, being interested in events ;-) I had a look on what events will take place in Dublin.

You probably can imagine that I was surprised when I just found TWO events in whole Dublin that celebrate Earth Day. I would have expected a good bit more engagement. Is there a lack of interest on the side of the environmental organisations or do they experience a lack of interest on the side of their target audience?

We have only one Earth, there is no Plan B. If we screw with the one we are living on, then that’s it for humankind. Sure,it will not affect you and me too badly, we will all be gone before the planet becomes inhabitable. But are we really (globally!) doing the best we can?

Interestingly, there are lots of events on Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday. :-O

I mentioned for a few weeks that I will run another introduction to Artificial Intelligence and over the last four weeks soo many new amazing products and announced were discussed and released that you will be blown away. If you did the course with me before, come back and do it again. The changes in the AI world are dramatic!

I will explain a LOT more about that in my next “Introduction to AI and ChatGPT” class. A free and completely non-technical overview for everyone of the good and bad sides of Artificial Intelligence. The class is 2 hours long via Zoom and will happen on a weekday in the near future (no date set yet).

If you are interested in finding out more so that you can form an informed opinion, join me at this class. To do that send a mail to AIClass AT and I will tell you about the next class or alternatively sign up for information via

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Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 20 April

+ Variety of Public Tours at the National Gallery

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks
+ Airfield Estate Farmers’ Market 09:00-14:30 Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14
+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2

+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

+ Jobs Expo Dublin 10:00-16:00 Croke Park, Jones Road, Dublin 3 (Booking required)

+ St. Anne’s City Farm – Visit this community farm, run by volunteers 10:00-15:00 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

+ Chester Beatty Museum Tour 11:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

++ Mud Island Community Garden Family Friendly Day – Market, Music, Storytelling, Circus – Five Lamps Arts Festival 11:00-18:00 Mud Island Community Garden, Clinch’s Ct, Dublin 3

+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

+ History and Heritage Tour 12:00-13:00 National Library of Ireland, 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

+ Silk Worm Drop-in for Families: Earth Day – Family Art Workshop 12:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

+ Servants in the Big House in Ireland – History Talk 14:30 Charleville Mall Library (Booking required)
+ The ‘state of chassis’ in Sean O’Casey’s tenement world – History Talk 14:30 Cabra Library (Booking required)
+ Should we be responsible for the Earth – Earth Day 2024 – Talk & Discussion 16:00 New Acropolis Ireland, 43 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6 (Booking required)
+ Metal to the Masses – Semi-Final – Heavy Metal Gigs 20:00 Fibber Magees, 79 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

+ Latin Fever – Dublin’s Latin Club with reggaeton, merengue, funk, electrolatino, pachangueo, dembow & more 21:00-02:30 River Bar, 1 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 (Adm free before midnight)

+ The Goods – Soul Gig 22:30 Tolka House Pub, 9a Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sunday 21 April

+ Variety of Public Tours at the National Gallery

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks

+ Car Boot Sale Ballymun 08:00-13:00 Ballymun Comprehensive School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

+ St. Anne’s City Farm – Visit this community farm, run by volunteers 10:00-15:00 St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

+ Run Talk Run – Phoenix Park Run of Mental Health Peer Support Group for adults 10:50 Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 (Booking required)

+ Kids’ Drop By Activities: Children’s Erasmus Education Garden (Age 4+) 11:00/11:30/15:30/16:00 (20min) National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

+ St. Patrick’s Park Market – Books, gifts and crafts 11:00-17:30 St. Patrick’s Park, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8

+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
+ Sunday Family Drop-in – National Gallery – Workshop for families with children of all ages 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

+ Game, Set, Match: The History of Sports in Irish Society – Tour at NMI – Decorative Arts & History 14:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7

+ Hugh Lane Gallery Public Tour 14:15 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 (No booking required, but limited spaces)

+ Eileen Gray: The Making of Modernism – Tour at NMI – Decorative Arts & History 15:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7
+ Chester Beatty Museum Tour 15:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

+ Sunday Sketching – Family Workshop (Age 6-12) – Hugh Lane Gallery 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2

And the free events for next week….

Please note: To speed up the creation of the weekday section of the Dublin Event Guide, I am experimenting with a few minor changes. One is that I am not adding the full address of the venue to all events anymore (for now). If you don’t know where the venue is, you will find it by checking the event link.

Monday 22 April

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks

+ Earth Day Workshop – Single Use Plastics Directive 09:00-12:30 Europe House, 12-14 Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2 (Booking required)
+ A Life on Our Planet – David Attenborough – Film Screening 18:00-21:00 Trinity Business School, 182 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 (Booking required)
+ A Life in Diplomacy: Reflections from Ambassador Anne Anderson 18:00-19:00 Arts Building, TCD Campus, Dublin 2 (Booking required)

+ Stand up Comedy Night – Raiders Comedy 20:30 Pillar Bar, 22-25 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 (Booking link not working, so just go there)

+ Downtown Blues Dancing – Social Dancing with DJs 21:00-23:00 Mind the Step Cafe, 24 Strand Street Great, Dublin 1

+ Song Cycle – Singer Songwriter Night – Open Night with special guests Little Whelan’s 21:00 Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2

Tuesday 23 April

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks
+ Challenging Cholesterol – Nutrition for a Healthy Heart  – Talk 14:00 Ballymun Library (Booking required)
+ Dance Delights – Dance Workshop (16 Apr-14 May) 18:00 Richmond Barracks, off Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 (Booking required)

+ One Dublin One Book: Minding Yourself – Mental Health Talk 18:30-20:30 Pearse Street Library (Booking required)
+ Darkey Kelly’s Tuesday Singer Songwriter Night 19:00-22:30 Darkey Kelly’s, Harding Hotel, Fishamble Street, Dublin 8

+ Ukulele Tuesday – Weekly Ukulele Meetup 20:00 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2

+ Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) Neuroscience Next – Ireland Hybrid Hub Event – Conference 20:30-06:00 Online (Booking required)

+ The Comedy Crunch – Comedy 21:00-22:45 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2

Wednesday 24 April

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks

+ Little Museum of Dublin – Free Tour 10:00 Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

+ The Life of Countess Markievicz – History Talk 13:00 Pembroke Library (Booking required)
+ EUNIC European Film Club: Carmen – Film Screening 18:00 Rathmines Library (Booking required)
+ Nahschuss (The Last Execution) – Film Screening (German with English subtitles) 18:00 Terenure Library
+ Poetry Day Ireland: Be a Good Sport and Give It a Go – POetry Reading & Open Mic 18:30 Dolphin’s Barn Library (Booking required)
+ Introduction to the Dublin North-West Historian in Residence – History Talk 18:30 Finglas Library (Booking required)
+ Everybody is a Poem: Jan Brierton in conversation with Emmet Kirwan – Poetry Day Ireland 18:30 Books Upstairs, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 (Booking required)

+ Stitches Comedy Club – Free Comedy every Wednesday 19:30-22:00 Cassidy’s Bar, 27 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 25 April

++ Poetry Day Ireland

+ Variety of Tours and talks at the National Museums in Kildare Street and at Collins Barracks

+ Intersections: Diversity and Decoloniality: Latin America – Ireland – Talks & Discussions 09:30-14:00 Trinity Long Room Hub, College Green, Dublin 2 (Booking required)

+ Sing For Fun – Weekly Choir Workshop 11:00 Richmond Barracks, off Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8
+ Irish language talk on the life and works of WB Yeats – National Library 11:00-11:40 Online (Booking required)
+ Lunchtime Music Recital with Mezzo Soprano Shira Brady 13:00 Central Library (Booking required)
+ Somewhere Over the Rainbow: promoting a child-centred care approach in healthcare – Lecture – School of Nursing and Midwifery 13:15-14:00 Online
+ Parnell Square walking tour – Dublin’s finest square 13:30 Outside Chapter’s Bookstore, Parnell Street, Dublin 1 (Booking required)
++ National Gallery Thursday Late: Flanders – Belgian Waffle Making / Beer Tasting / Lace Making demo / guided tour 17:00-20:00 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
+ EUNIC European Film Club: Nightlife – Film Screening (German with English subtitles) 17:30 Central Library
+ Poetry Day Ireland: Celebrating the Good Sport in all of us – Poetry Reading & Open Mic 18:30 Pearse Street Library
+ One Dublin One Book: A window on Greek myths in Snowflake – Introduction to the Greeks and their myths 18:30-20:00 Rathmines Library (Booking required)
+ The Role of the Sea in Contemporary Irish Literature – One Dublin One Book 18:30-19:30 dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire (Booking required)
+ Poetry Day Ireland: Book Launch with Patrick Gately 18:30
Ballymun Library
+ Ma Thursdays Open Mic – Mother Reilly’s Bar 21:00-23:30 Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant, 26 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Friday 26 April

+ Tours for people who are hard of hearing – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 (Booking required)

And there is more…

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+++ One Dublin One Book
Every April one book will be chosen in Dublin for the “One Dublin One Book” Festival. Throughout the whole month, a large range of events will take place in connection with this book. In 2024, the book “Snowflake” by author Louise Nealon was chosen ad – as long as they are free – I will include as many events as possible in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Snowflake is a novel about the growing up of Debbie, a girl from an Irish dairy farm who then starts studying in Trinity College, and her eccentric parents.

+++ dlr Spring into Heritage 2024
Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council is inviting again to free guided tours at a whole range of landmarks and important sites in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. From 25 March to 28 April you can visit seven different locations ad learn more about their history. Spaces on the free tours are often limited. Find out all about locations and dates here

+++ IKEA Crafting / Music / Cooking Workshops
Ikea in Ballymun runs a variety of crafting, music and cooking workshops it is always worh checking out. The workshops are free and usually go for 45 minutes. They are always for children, but the age is often not fixed. There are specific Toddler and baby workshops at times as well. Check them out on

+++ Some more events:
Find Library events here
and Trinity College Events here

+++ Storytelling and Toddler Groups at Dublin City Libraries
The Dublin City Libraries have published a list of Storytelling and Toddler groups for age 0-4 across the Dublin City Libraries. You can find it here

And this is it for another week! Have a great weekend and good new week.

Take care,

–Joerg (


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