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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 21. May 2016:


Dublin Event Guide 466: Dockland’s Summer Festival, National Drawing Day, Family Market, Moveable Feast, How? – Science&Technology Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 466 | 20 May 2016

Subscribers: 24,100

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Hi all!

Another great milestone! Our Facebook Community has now reached the nice number of 65,000 and keeps growing. If you haven’t seen the daily Facebook message for a while, come over to the page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and say Hi! :-)

This will be a busy weekend with a wide range of events. Unfortunately the rain will be back with us at least on Saturday and Sunday, if you believe the forecasts. So the last weekend was – at least for now – a big exception, But remember that summer has not yet started. Phew!! ;-)

Again I will have to send this Dublin Event Guide it in two stages. This is the FINAL version of this week’s edition. More than 35 additional events are added since the preliminary version. Uff!!

An update on the bills: A good step was made in the right direction. EUR 95 came together now since the beginning of the month. But that still leaves another EUR 95 and there is only really one week left. Can you help here?

And here is my weekly appeal: Please don’t forget that there are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with every week: 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, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 65,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! :-) 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. Can you help? To get people to subscribe send them to www.dublineventguide.com.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot is a quote from author Melissa Stewart. She said

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A great goal for every day! If all had that goal, the world would be a better place! But we can at least make our own small world a smilier world!

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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 Malachy B, Lorraine C, Stuart N, BCS and Filippo G were the wonderful people who supported 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 please go to here and give something back if you can!

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.

There is lots happening this week: I will go to the Dockland’s Summer Festival (Saturday+Sunday) and also like the sound of How? in Shanganah Park on Sunday. If you are interested in drawing then the National Drawing Day has to feature on your To Do list for Saturday.

On Sunday, check out the Moveable Feast in Merrion Square, especially if you have dance-mad kids. And there will be a Family Market in the Food Co-op!

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Competitions

Bloom in the Park – Ticket Competition

Thurs 02 June – Mon 06 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 over the June Bank Holiday weekend! 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. 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 readers and if you would like to win this great price, send an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with BLOOM2016 in the subject line and your name and phone number in the body of the mail and importantly, also send your address, because the tickets will be sent to you. Your mail has to be with me by Tuesday 24 May at 12:00. Please Note: If you alread have entered last week, there is no need to enter the competition a second time!

In addition, Bord Bia is pleased to offer you all a very special ticket offer for 2016. Book on-line only on www.bloominthepark.com before the event and use the promotional code DEG16 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, Fiona Uyema and Brian McDermott.

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

Fia Rua (Eoghan Burke) – Alternative Folk Gig – Ticket Competition

Sunday 22 May – 21:00
Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Fia Rua (Eoghan Burke) is a singer/songwriter from Kildare. His music has been described as ‘raw alternative folk held together with a voice that sounds as much ancient, as it does fresh’. He has released three albums in the past and will launch a new single at the gig in the Workman’s Club.

Special guests will be poet John Cummins and singer/songwriters Pearse McGloughlin and Enda Reilly.

Admission to the gig is EUR 10 and you can buy the tickets via www.theworkmansclub.com/events/fia-rua/

Eoghan Burke has made a pair of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and the winner is Donovan Wood. Congratulations!

www.fiarua.com

Promote your product or event through a competition!

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And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing gear. ;-)

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High Density Cycle Parking for Dublin – BREAKING NEWS

It has emerged that Dublin City Council is in the process of or just has finalised a contract for the installation of High Density Cycle Parking in the City Centre at 10 locations. It seems that so called “Sheffield Stands” will be installed, which is a tubular stands that describes an upside down “U”. A picture is here.

The stands will be installed at each end of Capel Street, in Cathedral Street, Swift Row, Bridge Road, Luke Street, Francis Street, Exchange Street, Charlemont Street and Clanbrasil Street.

More cycling parking is definitely needed and appreciated in Dublin and the Sheffield Stands allow the securing of the bike at two points instead of just one, but it remains to be seen if two locks will really be enough to have a significant impact on the outrageous amount of bike theft in Dublin.

Identical stands are already at a number of locations throughout Dublin, for example College Green, Exchequer Street, Cecilia Street, Fitzwilliam Street Lower, etc).

By the way, this is NOT additional Dublin Bikes stations, but the new cycle parking is for your own private bike.

A really interesting study about Cycle Parking in Dublin can be downloaded here (in PDF format), however, it doesn’t seem to the basis for the chosen ten locations.

LAST WEEK: Spring Into Heritage – Events Programme – Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

The last week of this great (and very popular) programme has started:

The “Spring into Heritage 2016″ programme, is a series of free guided tours over the next 10 weeks from 21 March until 29 May in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. It is a great programme that gives you a chance to learn more about the history of this part of greater Dublin. The National Maritime Museum, the Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre and a 1916 Graves tour in Deansgrange Cemetery were added new this year and there are also tours of the Oratory on Library Road in Dun Laoghaire, Cabinteely House and Marlay House.

If you are interested in history/heritage, check it out! A brochure with the tours can be downloaded here.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/spring-heritage-2016

Opportunities

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

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And you can find lots of 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.

Leonardo da Vinci – Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

06 May – 17 July

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery will exhibit ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). They are on loan from the Royal Collection and will be on show for 2.5 months.

Admission to the exhibition is free, but pre-booking is required. A timed ticketing system will be in operation.

You will get to the booking sites via www.nationalgallery.ie/Exhibitions/Leonardo.aspx

In Sight – Dublin through the lens of homeless people

until 29 May

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, South William Street, Dublin 2

This is a very interesting exhibition. Lynsey Browne and Lucy Ryan gave 45 homeless people a disposable camera and invited them to use them to record scenes from their life. 30 cameras were returned and only 15 photographers came a second time to provide captions for the images.

Some of the pictures are shown at an exhibition in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. All pictures are on sale.

Some more information about the project is in an Irish Times article here. The In Sight project website is here: www.theinsightproject.ie/

Dublin Painting & Sketching Club Exhibition

Mon 09 – Sat 21 May – 10:00-17:00

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Hall, Main Street, Dub Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

At this 138th yearly exhibition of the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, there will be 300 paintings on show by 100 artists.

A number of artists will work during the exhibition at the same venue either at 14:15 or at 10:30 and the full list is here. Painting demonstrations and Painting Critiques and other events that coincide with the exhibition can be found via the same link.

Admission is free.

www.dublinpaintingandsketchingclub.ie/exhibition-2016/

Saoirse – 1916 Rising and St. Patrick’s Hospital exhibition

Mon 25 April – Thurs 30 June

St. Patrick’s University Hospital, James’ Street, Dublin 8

There is not a lot of information about the exhibiton available, but you will find a bit here:

www.eventbrite.ie/e/saoirse-tickets-24677941387?ref=devg

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

see below

Libraries in Dublin

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

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

The schedule for 2016 is

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

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

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No es un día cualquiera – Live Radio Show

07:30 – 12:30, Sat 21 May

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

The popular radio show No es un día cualquiera (RNE) will be at Instituto Cervantes Dublin on Saturday and Sunday with Pepa Fernández, José María Íñigo, Andrés Aberasturi, Nieves Concostrina and special guest Leoncio Alonso González de Gregorio (22nd Duke of Medina Sidonia), who will offer his contribution as historian and descendant of the 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, who commanded the Spanish Armada in 1588.

The event is part of the “Revisiting the Spanish Armada’s Irish Experience” programme.

In Spanish language.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha107757_16_2.htm

Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 21 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/

International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) 2016

09:00, Sat 21 May

Dublin (various locations)

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) will run from 21-29 May and it is organised by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. There will be readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings and poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be represented.

Some events will have an admission charge, but a large amount of events are free. The programme is here www.ilfdublin.com/programme/ or you can download the full programme here.

A number of free events will be listed individually in this and the next Dublin Event Guide, but I still suggest that you have a look at the full programme.

www.ilfdublin.com/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 21 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

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 21 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.

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 21 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 21 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 21 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, Sat 21 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/

Literary Laps with Run Logic – ILFD

10:00, Sat 21 May

Run Logic, 3/4 Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Run Logic are inviting to a gentle 5km run in Dublin with author and distance runner Frank Greally.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. A second run will take place next Saturday (29 May) and you can already book that run as well.

This event is part of the International Literary Festival Dublin.

ilfdublin.com/event/literary-laps-with-run-logic-2/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 May

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 21 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

UpDog Yoga – Free Classes

10:00 – 14:00, Sat 21 May

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Four free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 10:00-11:00 Beginner
+ 11:00-12:00 Intermediate
+ 12:00-13:00 Beginner
+ 13:00-14:00 Advanced

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome.

www.facebook.com/freeyogaireland

National Drawing Day – National Gallery

10:30 – 16:00, Sat 21 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

On Saturday is National Drawing Day and what better venue than the National Gallery as a focal point for this event. But it is not limited to the National Gallery! Over 160 Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Cultural Centres across Ireland will take part!!

The National Gallery will run the following events on that day:

10:30: Launch of National Drawing Day by Artist Geraldine O’Neill ARHA with a talk about the fundamentals of drawing.

11:00-16:00 Artists’ Drawing Demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Artists are Comhall Casey, Alan Daly, Vera Klute, Cian McLoughlin, and Saoirse Wall. (Suitable for all – Drop-in)

11:00-13:00 Life Drawing & Still Life. A team of artists will lead visitors in drawing sessions in the galleries. Artists: Michelle Boyle, Grainne Dowling, Fintan Mahon, and Dorothy Smyth. (Adults – Drop-in)

15:00-16:00 Open Drawing. Create your own Renaissance-themed work, inspired by the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci.
Artist: Louise McGrath (Families – No booking needed)

Admission to NGI Drawing Day is free and no booking is necessary. Some materials will be provided, you shoukd bring your own sketchbook and drawing materials.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Special_Events/DrawingDay2016.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour – Newly Revamped!!

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 21 May

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

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

The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095 Check the map in the contacts section of the website to find the Meeting Point.

Emily has the tour newly revamped, so even if you did it before, maybe check it out again.

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 21 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/

Calcutta Run

11:00, Sat 21 May

Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 9

For the last 18 years the Calcutta Run has taken place. It is a 5km + 10km Charity Run by the legal profession in Ireland. If your job is in that field, you know about it. If not, you probably have never heard about it. In the last 18 years more than 3mio was raised for charities and this year another 150k will probably be added.

The run is not free and registration is closed now, but you can still cheer on the runners and there is also a BBQ in the Garden of the Law Society building where you can buy your food and enjoy the atmosphere. The BBQ is for participants but also for their families and supporters (that’s you!).

The run goes from Blackhall Place to Phoenix Park and back.

www.calcuttarun.com/course-info-and-map/

Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 May

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival will happen this Saturday and Sunday. From 11:00-17:00 on both days there will be activities on land and on the water.

On land a Mini-Funfair and a Food Market will take place and from around the Grand Canal Dock, you can watch the water activities: Wakeboard Demonstrations, Trick Wakeboarding at the Wakedock (Sat+Sun: 15:00-16:00), Raft Racing (Sat+Sun: 14:00), Charity Rubber Duck Race (Sat+Sun: 16:30), Floating Golf Challenge.

Admission is free.

www.docklandssummerfestival.com

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 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 Drawing Day at Farmleigh House

11:30 – 17:30, Sat 21 May

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

On National Drawing Day this Saturday, Artzone is providing visual art activities for children at Farmleigh House.

The junior group (5+) will sketch ducks in the Farmleigh Pond and the senior kids (8+) will draw self portraits “Selfies in the Park”. This ties in with Farmleigh’s ‘Portraits of a Nation’ exhibition which is running until 29 May in the Farmleigh Gallery.

Admission is free and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis on the day.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36332,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 21 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

Emporium of Magic – Little John Nee

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 21 May

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Little John Nee (writer, performer, storyteller and musician) will bring his “Emporium of Everyday Magic” to Cow’s Lane outside of the Gutter Bookshop. Performances will take place every hour at 12:00/13:00/14:00 and 15:00 and they will last 30 minutes.

Admission is free.

ilfdublin.com/event/emporium-of-everyday-magic-with-little-john-nee/

FIELD TEST – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Field Test – Radical Adventures in Future Farming” (11 Mar – 05 Jun 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring how farming will look like in the future and what new developments will change farming so that we can deal with the global food challenges.

From Farm Cyborgs (for example a Virtual Reality environment for chicken so that they can think they are free range), via odd, unique and forward looking foods (e.g. insects for improving your protein intake); growth houses for your home; very different seeds (e.g. beans that taste like beef) to the “LOCI Food Lab” (outside near the entrance to the Science Gallery) where you can get a customised snack, the exhibition has a lot of interesting exhibits that revealing, intriguing or surprising.

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

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

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/fieldtest/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 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/

Running Full Circle – Frank Greally – Meet & Greet

12:00, Sat 21 May

Run Logic, 3/4 Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Come and meet Frank Greally, the distance runner and editor of Irish Runner whose autobiography “Running Full Circle”, was published last year.

The event is part of the International Literature Festival Dublin.

Admission is free.

ilfdublin.com/event/frank-greally/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 21 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/

Cactus and Succulent Show

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Prizewinning cacti and succulents will be shown at this seventh biennial Cactus Show. It will be held in the Teak House and the judging this year will be by the Chairman of the Cactus and Succulent Society in Ireland, Kevin Whelehan. After the judging on Saturday, the show will open at 13:00. On Sunday it will be open from 10:00-17:00.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 May

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

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

A Girl’s Eye View of the Irish Revolution – Talk

14:00, Sat 21 May

Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

Marsh’s Library is inviting to “A Girl’s Eye View of the Irish Revolution”, a free public talk by Dr Marnie Hay.

This talk will explore the experiences of three adolescent girls who left their impression of the events of the Irish Revolution in the form of a diary, a witness statement and several poems. Seventeen-year-old Jessica Taylor not only witnessed the 1916 Easter Rising, but wrote a daily account of what she saw and heard in her diary.
Former Clann na Gael Girl Scout Mary McLoughlin later related her experiences as a fifteen-year-old courier during the rebellion in a witness statement collected by James Connolly’s daughter Ina.
Cork schoolgirl Mary Dalton reflected on the events of the War of Independence and the subsequent split over the Anglo-Irish Treaty through poetry. All three provide a girl’s eye view of the revolution.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/a-girls-eye-view-of-the-irish-revolution-public-talk-tickets-25344596370?ref=devg

After ’16 Short Film Series

14:00, Sat 21 May

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

The Irish Film Board present their collection of “After ’16″ short films. After ’16 is commemorating and celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising in 1916.

The nine short films that make up the collection are a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the 1916 events. The stories told are a mixture of live action drama, animation and documentary. The full list of films in the series can be found on the website below.

The screenings will take place in a variety of Library branches. Admission is free, but booking is recommended and you will find the relevant phone numbers for the branches via the website below.

The remaining dates are:

Sat 21 May – 14:00 in Cabra Library
Wed 25 May – 10:45 in Charleville Mall Library

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/after-16

National Drawing Day – National Print Museum

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 May

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

The National Print Museum also particiaptes in the National Drawing Day.

Drawing materials will be provided and for adults and young people there will be a number of sketching stations available, with inspirational sketches of the collection on display to get the creative juices flowing.

Admission is free.

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

Unusual Vegetables – Talk

14:00, Sat 21 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Klaus Laitenberger has been growing organic vegetables in Ireland since 1999. For the last few years he has been working as a self-employed trainer, mentor and consultant in organic horticulture.

It took him years to adjust his growing techniques to Ireland’s unique climate and soil. Through trial and experimentation, he has become an expert in the varieties of vegetables that we can grow successfully in this climate. In this informative and instructive presentation Klaus will tell you all about some of the more unusual and interesting vegetables that you may consider planting in your own garden.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8040300

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

A Musee vous! – Alliance Francaise Drama Club Show

19:30, Sat 21 May

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Alliance Francaise Drama Club is inviting to their yearly show. They will perform “A Musée vous!” about the inhabitants of a museum.

Admission is free, but registration is required via rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with subject “Theatre”.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Brain Donation – Gig

20:00, Sat 21 May

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

Alternative Rock will be played by “Brain Donation” in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/brain-donation-event2

Dublin Gospel Choir – Charity Concert

20:00, Sat 21 May

St. Mary of the Angels Church, Church Street, Dublin 7

The Dublin Gospel Choir are inviting to a concert in aid of Focus Ireland in Church St on Saturday.

Admission is free and donations for Focus Ireland will be collected. Give if you can.

www.facebook.com/DublinGospelChoir

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 21 May

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 21 May

The Jazz Cafe, 17b Asdills Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:00.

For some reason only ONE of the normally three slots per week is filled according to the website:
+ Sat 21 May: Jess Kav (vocals)

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 21 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/specials/

One Horse Pony – Gig

22:00, Sat 21 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Acoustic Blues Band “One Horse Pony” will be in Whelan’s for a gig and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-one-horse-pony-3/

Black Temple Shrines / Magic Moogle / Free Sunshine Acid – Gig

22:30, Sat 21 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The three bands Black Temple Shrines / Magic Moogle’s Vintage Psycho Arrangement / Free Sunshine Acid will perform in the Midnight Hour slot in Whelan’s. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-black-temple-shrines-magic-moogles-vintage-psycho-arrangement-free-sunshine-acid/

The Craic – Ruts Tribute – Gig

23:00, Sat 21 May

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

The Craic are playing the music of the Ruts from 23:00 in the Mezz. Punk Rock!

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/236338056734567/

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No es un día cualquiera – Live Radio Show

07:30 – 12:30, Sun 22 May

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

The popular radio show No es un día cualquiera (RNE) will be at Instituto Cervantes Dublin on Saturday and Sunday with Pepa Fernández, José María Íñigo, Andrés Aberasturi, Nieves Concostrina and special guest Leoncio Alonso González de Gregorio (22nd Duke of Medina Sidonia), who will offer his contribution as historian and descendant of the 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, who commanded the Spanish Armada in 1588.

The event is part of the “Revisiting the Spanish Armada’s Irish Experience” programme.

In Spanish language.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha107757_16_2.htm

Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 22 May

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) 2016

09:00, Sun 22 May

Dublin (various locations)

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) will run from 21-29 May and it is organised by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. There will be readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings and poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be represented.

Some events will have an admission charge, but a large amount of events are free. The programme is here www.ilfdublin.com/programme/ or you can download the full programme here.

A number of free events will be listed individually in this and the next Dublin Event Guide, but I still suggest that you have a look at the full programme.

www.ilfdublin.com/

An Post Cycling Race Start

09:30, Sun 22 May

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

On Sunday cycling teams from all over Ireland will join Irish and International pro-cycling teams as they warm up for the “An Post Ras” which will start in Dublin and will go over 145km to Multyfarnham in Co. Wetmeath for the first stage.

The teams will warm up from 09:30 and get ready iIn the ower court yard of Dublin Castle.

Then at 11:45, the 185 riders will take off from Cork Hill towards Phoenix Park and the proper race will start once they reach Clonee.

The Garda Band and Face Painting and some competitions and the 2FM roadcaster will provide the entertainment at the start.

www.facebook.com/anpostras

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 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

Cactus and Succulent Show

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Prizewinning cacti and succulents will be shown at this seventh biennial Cactus Show. It will be held in the Teak House and the judging this year will be by the Chairman of the Cactus and Succulent Society in Ireland, Kevin Whelehan. After the judging on Saturday, the show will open at 13:00. On Sunday it will be open from 10:00-17:00.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Irish Craft Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 May

Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Over 60 stands with crafts and unique items will make up the Irish Craft Festival on Sunday. You will find Glass, Art, Wood Turning, Slate, Crochet, Sewing, Baking and much more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/544982199019130/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 May

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 22 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/

Nature Treasure Hunt

10:00, Sun 22 May

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

Can you find all of the natural treasures in the park? Come along and join the hunt as you walk, talk and learn about the wildlife in your local park. From tiny seeds caught in the wind to hidden homes for little creatures.

Admission is free. Event leader is Aoife (087 985 2858), but registration doesn’t seem to be required.

Meet at the Mount Anville Road entrance to Deer Park.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/nature-treasure-hunt

UpDog Yoga – Free classes

10:00 – 14:00, Sun 22 May

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Three free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 10:00-11:00 Beginner
+ 11:00-12:00 Intermediate
+ 12:00-13:00 Beginner
+ 13:00-14:00 Advanced

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome.

www.facebook.com/freeyogaireland

Artisan Food Fair – Seamus Ennis Centre

11:00, Sun 22 May

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

The Seamus Ennis Centre in Naul is running an Artisan Food Fair with Breads, Cakes, Olives, Farmhouse Cheeses, Handmade Chocolate, Chutneys, Jams, Free Range Meats and more.

Admission is free.

www.tseac.ie/events/e/1951

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 May

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 May

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival will happen this Saturday and Sunday. From 11:00-17:00 on both days there will be activities on land and on the water.

On land a Mini-Funfair and a Food Market will take place and from around the Grand Canal Dock, you can watch the water activities: Wakeboard Demonstrations, Trick Wakeboarding at the Wakedock (Sat+Sun: 15:00-16:00), Raft Racing (Sat+Sun: 14:00), Charity Rubber Duck Race (Sat+Sun: 16:30), Floating Golf Challenge.

Admission is free.

www.docklandssummerfestival.com

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 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/

Family Market Dublin – Food Co-op

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 May

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

A Family Market with over 40 craft stalls with hand made products, music and art workshops for kids, potty training and elimination communication talk for parents, free story reading, free face painting & kids play corner, designated buggy area, organic food, cakes & coffees!

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/familymarketdublin

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 22 May

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

“Forgotten Voices” is a 2-hour walking tour that will explore the lives of the people who lived in Dublin’s inner city from the Georgian Period to the middle of the last century.

Meeting point is at the entrance of the Four Courts Dublin. The tour is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via email to jsfolkloregirl024@gmail.com or – if you can’t book beforehand – just show up on the day.

Moveable Feast – Family Feast & Dance

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 22 May

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Moveable Feast is part of the Dublin Dance Festival and it is a family feast of dance and entertainment in Merrion Square.

There will be
+ a Baby Boogie for the 0-3 year olds with Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre;
+ a tea dance tent and an invitation to dance with CoisCéim Broadreach and members of The Dance Ensemble 50+;
+ impromptu dance performances and ‘upside down’ workshops for kids with Dublin Youth Dance Company;
+ family hula-hooping workshops with Dublin Circus Project;
+ a chill-out area for parents;
+ ‘Butterfly Ballet’ workshops and a
+ family Zumba finale.

Bring your own picnic and take part, watch of just come for the atmosphere.

Admission is free.

Check the website below if the weather is bad to see if the event is going ahead.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/moveable-feast

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 22 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 22 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 22 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/

FIELD TEST – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Field Test – Radical Adventures in Future Farming” (11 Mar – 05 Jun 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring how farming will look like in the future and what new developments will change farming so that we can deal with the global food challenges.

From Farm Cyborgs (for example a Virtual Reality environment for chicken so that they can think they are free range), via odd, unique and forward looking foods (e.g. insects for improving your protein intake); growth houses for your home; very different seeds (e.g. beans that taste like beef) to the “LOCI Food Lab” (outside near the entrance to the Science Gallery) where you can get a customised snack, the exhibition has a lot of interesting exhibits that revealing, intriguing or surprising.

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

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

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/fieldtest/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 22 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 22 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 feature a Saxophone Duo with Elisaveta Blumina, piano

Music by Alexander Tcherepnine; Prokofiev; Ian Wilson; Fazil Say; Bernstein; Marin Marais; Christoph Enzel & Gershwin

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1515-sundaysnoon-saxophones-a-piano

The Big Dig – Archaeology for kids

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 May

Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin

The Big Dig is an Archaeology event for children (5-12 years) in Shanganah Park in Shankill. It takes place there while the DLR Science Festival “HOW?” also is happening in the park.

The School of Irish Archaeology is running this replica ‘Viking House’ workshop and excavation. Children will explore the Viking world through a simulated and controlled archaeology dig where they have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house and to find Viking treasures and artefacts dating back over 1000 years.

Admission is free, but booking is required and at the time of writing this, only tickets for the 17:00 slot were still available.

Book via the Eventbrite website below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-big-dig-shanganagh-park-shankill-tickets-25313967759?ref=devg

The Wall – Play – ILFD

12:00 – 14:00, Sun 22 May

Scout, 5 Essex Street West, Dublin 2

“The Wall” is a play about mental health and communication in today’s society. Written and performed by Fionnuala Ryan and Emma Cooke, the event is part of the International Literature Festival Dublin.

Admission is free.

ilfdublin.com/event/the-wall/

Leonardo, from the National Gallery London – Film Screening

12:30 – 14:00, Sun 22 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan”.

The film captures the excitement of the opening night occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow explains the great masterpieces. An biography and reflections on Leonardo’s influence since his death 500 years ago is also included in the film.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Film/Leonardo_on_Screen_May22.aspx

Asian-Irish Cultural Festival – Harbour Bar, Bray

13:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 May

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

The Asian-Irish Cultural Festival will take place in the Harbour Bar this Sunday. There will be dance and music performances from Ireland and Asia, workshops (Origami, Brigid’s Cross etc), Kimono Display, food from the Philippines and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/The-AsianIrish-Cultural-Festival-Bray-833805373371294

How? – Science & Technology Festival

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 May

Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin

The events department of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (dlr events) always has an outstanding events programme and this Sunday another one of their great family events takes place.

How? is a science and technology event in Shanganagh Park, Shankill Sunday. It is a fun and educational family afternoon with a range of science and technology attractions from the past, present and future. (Kids under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Some of the attractions are:

JUNIOR EINSTEIN SCIENTISTS
The scientists from Junior Einsteins will be doing amazing demonstrations with an Astronomy theme all afternoon. Small foaming bottle rockets, large foam rockets, stomp rockets and coke and mentos geysers will explain Newton’s Third Law of Motion. The Marshmallow Man will prove why you would be squashed in space. Out of this world fun will be had by all as a hairdryer and pong pong ball are used for Anti-gravity training.

SCIENCE WOWS
Molecular Biologist Dr. How will be at How? to help younger children learn by doing rather than seeing in the Science Wows area. It will be interactive, hands-on, real science with great experiments, facts, games and quizzes. On the day, Dr. How will answer loads of questions only science has the answer to. Questions like: Why do trees grow?, Why is the sea salty?, Why do we hiccup? and Why is the sea blue?. Experiments will be conducted on topics such as Clouds, Sounds, Bubbles and Light.

WHIZZKIDS
WhizzKids will teach the basics of coding on a first come first served basis during How?. It will be a short crash course throughout the event to give the curious an introduction to the code that powers our digital world. Its designed for all abilities and will start with the basics in a way that will be both fun & educational. If you want to take part on Sunday you will need to bring a WiFi enabled lapotop.

How? will also feature:
+ The Big Dig with the School of Irish Archaeology
+ Robotic Technology Workshops
+ Minecraft Workshops. (on first come first served basis WiFi enabled lapotop with a copy of Minecraft required)

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/how

Not your Average Wedding Fair

13:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 May

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

“Not Your Average Wedding Fair” offers an alternative to the products you’ve seen at every other wedding you’ve been to and showcases alternative wedding suppliers from Dublin and beyond.

From fun photography & video to quirky stationery; stylish hairpieces to modish suits, there will be hand-picked wedding suppliers, who provide creative products for imaginative couples.

Over 20 local vendors will showcase their businesses and in the Loft venue there will be 5 wedding bands showcase their talents.

The businesses specialise on Bespoke wedding dresses, Tailored mens suits, Photography and Video, Wedding Stationary, Jewellery, Hats & Hair accessories, Locks & Lashes Vintage pop up, Flowers, Cakes, Gift Ideas, Table Accessories.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1033343303421434/

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13:00, Sun 22 May

Dublin (various locations)

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Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 22 May

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 22 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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 22 May

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1395-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm

Intercultural Tour in Japanese – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 22 May

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese Language with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai willt ake place.

Admission is free.

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

Royal Hibernian Gallery Children’s Art Cart

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 22 May

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing every Sunday in the RHA Gallery. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Find out all details via the link below.

Admission is free.

www.rhagallery.ie/visit/art-cart/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 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

International Biodiversity Day Tour

14:15 – 16:30, Sun 22 May

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

Two Biodiversity Day Tours will take place in the Natural History Museum. The first is at 14:15 and the second at 15:30.

During the tour you will learn more about the Irish fauna and how it has changed over the ages.

Admission is free and no booking required, but there are only 20 places.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2909

Leonardo da Vinci and the Perfect Body – Sunday Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 22 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Leonardo da Vinci and the Perfect Body” is a talk by Dr Jill Burke (Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art).

It is part of a free lecture series looking at the theme of ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, Renaissance Man’, in association with the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings” from the Royal Collection.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/Sunday_22May.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 22 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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00, Sun 22 May

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the Bal Folk Dance Sessions.

And if you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry! Workshops are provided and admission is free.

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub. The time alternates a little: On 1st+2nd Sunday of the month it is from 16:00-19:00 and on 3rd and 4th Sunday from 18:00-22:00. And on every 4th Sunday there is also a Breton session from 15:00.

www.facebook.com/groups/674963209289378/

Proteus Jazz Band – Gig

16:00, Sun 22 May

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

The Proteus Jazz Band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] will play music from Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others including Bossa Nova.

Admission is free.

thehotspot.ie/#events/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 22 May

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 22 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 22 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 22 May

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

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 or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

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

Sarah May Rogers Band – Gig

20:00, Sun 22 May

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

The Sarah May Rogers Band will play trad, folk and jazz.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/sarah-may-rogers-band-event1

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 22 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

Bat Walk – Phoenix Park

21:00 – 22:30, Sun 22 May

Papal Cross Carpark, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Bat Walk will take place on Sunday evening. Meet at the Papal Cross in Phoenix Park and then find and have a look at the bats in the park.

Admission is free. Find out all details on the site below.

www.batconservationireland.org/events/bat-walk-16

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 22 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 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 22 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 with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 22 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/

Dublin After Dark – 10 km Night Run

21:30 – 23:00, Sun 22 May

Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

The Virgin Media Night Run (until last year it was the Samsung Night Run) is taking place on Sunday evening.

The event is not free and registration is now closed, but you can support and cheer on the runners for free. The run takes place in the docklands on the South Side and North Side with a Start and Finish at Customs House. The map is here.

www.virginmedia.ie/nightrun.ie/

Kicking Bird – Gig

21:30, Sun 22 May

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Americana, Country, Folk and Bluegrass band “Kicking Bird” will play a gig in the Liquor Rooms.

Admission is free.

www.theliquorrooms.com

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 22 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

Monday 23 May

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International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) 2016

09:00, Mon 23 May

Dublin (various locations)

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) will run from 21-29 May and it is organised by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. There will be readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings and poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be represented.

Some events will have an admission charge, but a large amount of events are free. The programme is here www.ilfdublin.com/programme/ or you can download the full programme here.

A number of free events will be listed individually in this and the next Dublin Event Guide, but I still suggest that you have a look at the full programme.

www.ilfdublin.com/

Ada Gentile: Her work, a Life in Music – Talk

10:00, Mon 23 May

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

“Ada Gentile: Her work, a Life in Music” is a talk about composer and pianist Ada Gentile.

Admission is free.

“Ada Gentile took her piano and composition diplomas at S.Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. She has won several international composition competitions (Gaudeamus 1982, I.S.C.M. Budapest 1986, I.S.C.M. Essen 1995) . Her works have been performed in prestigious musical centres around the world. She has been Art Director of the contemporary music Festival “Nuovi Spazi Musicali” since 1978; from 1993 until 1997 was on the board of the Venice Biennale and, from August 1996 until December 1999, she was Art Director of the lyric theatre V. Basso in Ascoli Piceno.”

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=715&citta=Dublino

‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 23 May

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 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/

Windstyle Dance Performance

14:00 – 14:30, Mon 23 May

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Fifteeen participants of Aragorn Boulanger’s workshop Windstyle, a technique inducing permanent flow that is rooted in Qi Gong and martial arts, will perform the Windstyle at this event on the Beach in Sandymount (near the Marello Tower).

The performance will take place at 14:00 and a t 19:00.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/windstyle-performance

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 23 May

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

This is a weekly workshop in the LexIcon Library that will give a basic introduction to 3D printing and will get you started with your first 3D printed object.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-3d-printing-for-adults-dlr-lexicon-tickets-24285878717?ref=devg

Brexit – Behind the Headline – Talk

18:30, Mon 23 May

Burke Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On 23 June 2016, the British public will vote on whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain within the European Union. The Trinity Long Room Hub will host a discussion as part of the Behind the Headlines Series to explore the possible political, cultural and social implications for Ireland (North and South) and Scotland of the UK supporting its departure from the European Union.

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

The speakers are detailed here: www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-05-23brexit.php

www.eventbrite.ie/e/brexit-registration-24783649563?ref=devg

Handmade to Homemade – Personalised Gifts – Bealtaine Workshop

18:30, Mon 23 May

Dolphin’s Barn Library, Parnell Road, Dublin 12

Learn practical tips and ideas on how to make your own homemade jams and mouth-watering cordials.

Hosted by Horticulturalist Aoife Munn, the talk will include innovative hints on how to decorate and personalize handmade gift ideas.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtaine-9

Tai Chi Taster Class – Drumcondra

19:00 – 20:30, Mon 23 May

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

A free Tai Chi Taster Class takes place in Drumcondra. It will be taught by Declan Mills.

More details on the website below.

www.taichiclassesdublin.com/#!courses/c1jxp

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 23 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

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 23 May

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 23 May

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Hot House Big Band – Gig

20:45, Mon 23 May

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

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

They performed every week in the Mercantile for 6 years (an event that was not free) and re now starting their new residency in Bad Bob’s. And the great news is that from now admission to their performance every Monday (apart from bank holidays) will be free!

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 23 May

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 23 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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 23 May

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Jimmy Smyth – Gig

21:30, Mon 23 May

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/968-donal-kirk-and-jimmy-smyth295.html?month=5&year=2016

Tuesday 24 May

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International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) 2016

09:00, Tue 24 May

Dublin (various locations)

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) will run from 21-29 May and it is organised by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. There will be readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings and poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be represented.

Some events will have an admission charge, but a large amount of events are free. The programme is here www.ilfdublin.com/programme/ or you can download the full programme here.

A number of free events will be listed individually in this and the next Dublin Event Guide, but I still suggest that you have a look at the full programme.

www.ilfdublin.com/

Workshop in Printmaking – Bealtaine

10:00 – 13:00, Tue 24 May

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Artists will share their stories that form part of the “Little Stories, Little Prints” exhibition. This will be followed by a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will illustrate a story/artefact of their choice.

These free workshops are run in association with Leinster Printmaking Studio and are suitable for beginners.

Admission is free, but places are limited and booking is required via 01-4973539

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-11

Leonardo’s Musical Invention – Talk

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 24 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Leonardo’s Musical Invention” with Andrew Robinson (Renaissance Musician) is part of a free lecture series looking at the theme of ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, Renaissance Man’, in association with the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection”.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/Tues_24May.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 24 May

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, 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!”

The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095 Check the map in the contacts section of the website to find the Meeting Point.

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Graduate Screening – Cólaiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

11:30, Tue 24 May

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

To celebrate the success of their productions, Cólaiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are hosting a free screening at the IFI showcase their course work. Featured works include a number of short documentaries, individual projects and creative idents which show off the personality and potential of the BTEC HND media graduates.

www.facebook.com/events/962683153807473/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 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

Leonardo, from the National Gallery London – Film Screening

13:00 – 14:30, Tue 24 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan”.

The film captures the excitement of the opening night occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow explains the great masterpieces. An biography and reflections on Leonardo’s influence since his death 500 years ago is also included in the film.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Film/Leonardo_on_Screen_May24.aspx

All in – Social Inclusion Afternoon

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 24 May

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

“All In – Be Part of It” is a Social Inclusion afternoon, a celebration of social inclusiveness in Dublin City in 2016.

Nine socially inclusive organisations will host a short presentation on the value of their organisations to you. Helpdesks to showcase their diversity and citywide range of services and resources will also be available. Come and talk to representatives from Age Action, Aontas, Business In the Community, Community Recycle Reuse (CRNI), Family Carers Ireland, Ga y Switchboard, Habitat for Humanity, National Adult Learners, Pavee Point and Volunteering Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/may-2016

CodEd Club

17:30 – 19:30, Tue 24 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The CodED Club is a community of coders run by educators and developers. It opens the world of coding to everyone and removes many barriers that people have encountered. The club will provide a platform for coders to meet and learn from experts in the development and maker scenes.

CodED Club returns to Science Gallery Dublin on 24 May. Choose from a range of different coding related projects to work on individually or in groups. These projects will include coding platforms for apps and websites, Python, Unity and Scratch.

The event is mainly for adult novice coders, but open to all. Bring your own laptop!!

Admission is free, but registration is required on the CodED Club Meetup Page.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/05/codedclub

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 24 May

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

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

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

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/drop-in-maker-evenings-dlr-lexicon-tickets-24456519107

Machines versus Humans – Talk

18:00, Tue 24 May

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

In the RDS Economic Vision 2020 Lecture “Machines versus Humans”, Alex Duncan, CEO/Co-Founder of Openmind Networks, will discuss his vision of the Internet of Things (IOT) and how software is eating the world.

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

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1104032

Patrick Pearse – Readings

18:30, Tue 24 May

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Actors Bryan Murray and Una Crawford O’Brienwill read from Patrick Pearse’s works.

Mary O’Donnell provides musical accompaniment on harp.

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

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtaine-7

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 24 May

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/GirlsGetGaming/

The Invention of Italy – 1982: Pertini and the world champions

18:30, Tue 24 May

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“The Invention of Italy – 1982: Pertini and the world champions” with John Foot is a talk about the links between national identity, the Italian football team and the ways in which that identity has been strengthened and weakened by its relationship with national sporting prowess and occasional disaster.

In 1982 Italy won the World Cup in a 3-1 victory over West Germany. The Italian President, the diminutive anti-fascist ex-partisan Sandro Pertini, celebrated in the stands. In Italy a wild party would continue for days. The game itself attracted a record TV audience, never equalled before or since. Italy was united in sporting triumph.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=707&citta=Dublino

Bob Dylan Tribute – Bealtaine event

19:00, Tue 24 May

Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6

“Happy Birthday, Mister Zimmerman” is the title of this event and unless you are a big Bob Dylan fan, it would definitely misguide you!

On 24 May in 1941, one Robert Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan!!) was born in Minnesota. And at this event in Ranelagh, a few short films will be screened, but also some Bob Dylan songs will be played and maybe someone will even volunteer to sing some!?

Admission is free and more details are on the Faceboog Page below.

www.facebook.com/CINECAFE.PictureShow

Surgeons and Insurgents: RCSI and the Easter Rising

19:00, Tue 24 May

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

Pádraig Allen (Archivist) will talk about the St John Amublance and the Easter Rising. This talk is connected to the exhibition “Surgeons and Insurgents: RCSI and the Easter Rising”, which is on show in dlr LexIcon from 03 May – 02 June.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/surgeons-and-insurgents-talk-0

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 24 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

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 24 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

Anocht – Gig Night

20:30, Tue 24 May

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A new weekly gig night for new bands is running in Arthur’s Pub. It is called “Anocht” and happens every Tuesday. At the next event the line-up will be Aaron Bowden and Butterfly Cloud Club.

In addition to the music, there will be a visual show.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AnochtatArthurs/

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 24 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/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 24 May

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 24 May

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 24 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 25 May

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International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) 2016

09:00, Wed 25 May

Dublin (various locations)

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) will run from 21-29 May and it is organised by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. There will be readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings and poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be represented.

Some events will have an admission charge, but a large amount of events are free. The programme is here www.ilfdublin.com/programme/ or you can download the full programme here.

A number of free events will be listed individually in this and the next Dublin Event Guide, but I still suggest that you have a look at the full programme.

www.ilfdublin.com/

National Fish & Chips Day

09:00, Wed 25 May

Dublin (various locations)

Today is this years’s National Fish & Chips Day in all chippers that are part of the Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Association (ITICA). On their Facebook Page is a picture of the poster and their logo so that you can check if your local chipper is part of ITICA.

During the whole day 1000s of prizes can be won and all Fish & Chips will be available for “2 for the price of 1″.

www.facebook.com/irish.traditional.italian.chippers.association/

Tech Connect Live / Sales&Marketing Summit / Grow Your Business Online

09:00 – 16:30, Wed 25 May

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Three conferences and exhibitions will take place in the RDS on the same day. Tech Connect Live will be Ireland’s largest technology event in 2016. The National Sales & Marketing Summit looks at the market place and how buyer and sellers interact. And Grow Your Business Online looks at online business platforms an interactions.

All three events are organised by the same company, so it is really one single event that just wants to capture ALL angles of the market and since admission is free, there is nothing to complain about! ;-)

More than 100 speakers will talk during the event and more than 3000 attendees are expected. If it is successful it will replace the overpriced and out-of-control Websummit that left Dublin and will be in Lisbon from now on.

The events will take place in Halls 3, 4 and 6 of the RDS.

Admission is free, but registration is required on one of the websites below:
techconnect-live.com
salesandmarketingsummit.ie/
www.businessonlineevent.com/

The African Year of Human Rights – Africa Day Conference

10:00 – 13:00, Wed 25 May

Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinitiy College Dublin, Dublin 2

For this year’s celebration of Africa Day (26 May), the The Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) is inviting to an event a day earlier. The African Union marks 2016 as the ‘The African Year of Human Rights, with particular focus on the Rights of Women’, as well as the 35th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter in 1981.

The speakers at this conference are:

Prof. Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER
Driss El Yazami, Chair of the National Human Rights Council in Morocco
Lela Alem Gebreyohannes, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Ireland;
Mary Lawlor, Executive Director of Front Line Defenders
Neltah Chadamoya, Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Centre

Prof. Carol Newman, Chair of TIDI, will chair the conference.

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

www.tcd.ie/tidi/news-events/tidi/#link_ad2016

Workshop in Printmaking – Bealtaine

10:00 – 13:00, Wed 25 May

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Artists will share their stories that form part of the “Little Stories, Little Prints” exhibition. This will be followed by a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will illustrate a story/artefact of their choice.

These free workshops are run in association with Leinster Printmaking Studio and are suitable for beginners.

Admission is free, but places are limited and booking is required via 01-4973539

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-11

After ’16 Short Film Series

10:45, Wed 25 May

Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1

The Irish Film Board present their collection of “After ’16″ short films. After ’16 is commemorating and celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising in 1916.

The nine short films that make up the collection are a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the 1916 events. The stories told are a mixture of live action drama, animation and documentary. The full list of films in the series can be found on the website below.

The screenings will take place in a variety of Library branches. Admission is free, but booking is recommended and you will find the relevant phone numbers for the branches via the website below.

The remaining dates are:

Sat 21 May – 14:00 in Cabra Library
Wed 25 May – 10:45 in Charleville Mall Library

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/after-16

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 25 May

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

The Life of a Dress – Bealtaine

11:00, Wed 25 May

Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

“The Life of Dress – A Portrait of Memories with Fashion designer Adelle Hickey” is a visual presentation that explores a series of dresses that are based on a narrative.

Exploring different designs, materials and imaging techniques, this narrative is at once, singular, familial, national and possibly universal. Adelle will also bring along some of her garment designs for display.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtain-14

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 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, Wed 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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 25 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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Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry – Book Launch

15:00 – 16:00, Wed 25 May

Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The book “Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry” by Professor Carol Newman et al. will be launched at this event In the TRISS Seminar Room on the 6th floor in the Arts Building.

“Made in Africa” presents the key results of Learning to Compete (L2C), a multi-year, comparative research program investigating the seemingly simple, but frustratingly puzzling question: Why is there so little industry in Africa?

The book launch will be chaired by Kevin Dowling, the Director for Southern Africa with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and will feature short presentations by two of the book’s authors, Professor Carol Newman (Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin) and Professor Finn Tarp (Director of UNU-WIDER). Light refreshments will be served after the presentations.

Admission is free, but booking is required via worsleyd@tcd.ie by Monday 23 May.

www.tcd.ie/tidi/news-events/tidi/#link_BL

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 25 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

Go Further Sessions – Data Analytics

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 25 May

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

The National College of Ireland has created the Go Further Sessions, a series of free events to help you in your career.

The first topic is “Data Analytics” and speakers will be Edward McDonnell (Director, CeADAR, the Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research), Tom Harper (Director Annalect Ireland), Johan Sand (Technical Director at Cawley Nea \ TBWA) and Tim Farmer (CEO of IPSOS).

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

www.ncirl.ie/Events/eventid/188

Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Arduino

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 25 May

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

Did you ever want to try your hand at programming a robot, controlling your house from your phone or simply flashing some lights? This workshop will give you taste of how inputs and outputs on small computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, can be used to create smart solutions to everyday problems.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-raspberry-pi-and-electronics-dlr-lexicon-adults-tickets-24287156539?ref=devg

Understanding the Value of Arts and Culture – Lecture

18:15, Wed 25 May

Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinitiy College Dublin, Dublin 2

Prof Geoffrey Crossick (Professor of the Humanities in the School of Advanced Study, University of London and Director of the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s Cultural Value Project) will give the Trinity Long Room Hub Humanities Horizons Lecture “Understanding the Value of Arts and Culture”.

“How should we understand the difference that arts and culture makes to individuals and to society? The case is too often presented in terms of benefits that are thought to be important to the government of the day while neglecting some of the more fundamental benefits that matter to us all. Do we need to think again about how we discuss these issues, not make claims that cannot be easily substantiated, and also show that the arts and humanities methods have a good deal to offer as we seek evidence for the difference that arts and culture makes.”

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/understanding-the-value-of-arts-and-culture-registration-22774288510?ref=devg

How to Grow an Edible Garden – Bealtaine workshop

18:30, Wed 25 May

Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6w

Horticulturalist Aoife Munn will provide practical tips and hints on how to grow your own herbs, vegetables and fruit. Learn how to be a more environmentally friendly gardener and how to get the best results from your garden, regardless of size.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtain-10

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 25 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night every Wednesday. Arrive, sign up and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

From Puerto to Dublin: Vulture Funds – LASC Talk

19:00, Wed 25 May

Comhlamh, 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The Latin American Solidarity Centre is inviting to their next LASC Wednesday Talk:

“From Puerto Rico to the Dublin Docklands: Vulture Funds and debt in Ireland and the Global South”

Dr Michael Byrne (UCD School of Social Policy), author of the report, and Maeve Bateman (DDCI Director) will present its findings, including the risks posed by vulture funds in the Irish context, the experience of the Global South and the role of the Irish government, including recommendations for next steps.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1743117062625379/

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 25 May

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

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

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

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Wed 25 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 25 May

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 25 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/Gig

20:30, Wed 25 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 25 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 25 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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 25 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 26 May

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International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) 2016

09:00, Thu 26 May

Dublin (various locations)

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) will run from 21-29 May and it is organised by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. There will be readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings and poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be represented.

Some events will have an admission charge, but a large amount of events are free. The programme is here www.ilfdublin.com/programme/ or you can download the full programme here.

A number of free events will be listed individually in this and the next Dublin Event Guide, but I still suggest that you have a look at the full programme.

www.ilfdublin.com/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 26 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. Ring 01-6770095 for more information and to check if the tour is going ahead.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 26 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

Music at the Unitarian Church 2016 – Clarinet & Piano

13:00, Thu 26 May

Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

Pablo Manjón and Varazdat Khachatryan (from Spain and Armenia) are experienced classic musicians already having played across the world as soloists and in orchestras and ensembles. They are both currently studying at DIT Conversatory of Music & Drama in Rathmines and will play this concert in the Unitarian Church.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

The Archaeological Landscape of WWI in Flanders – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 26 May

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

In the Archaeology of a Decade of War Lecture Series, the next lecture is “The Archaeological Landscape of WWI in Flanders” where Prof. Dr. Jean Bourgeois and Dr. Birger Stichelbaut (Ghent University) discuss how thanks to aerial photographs from WWI and modern archaeological techniques, laser scanning, and geophysical analysis, it is possible to reconstruct the landscape of World War 1. This talk will bring you a detailed analysis of some sites and also show the complexity of this landscape of war: front line trenches, backlines, artillery positions, ammunition depots, rest areas, hospitals and cemeteries, airfields etc.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6486334

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2929

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama – Concert

13:10, Thu 26 May

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

Another DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama concert will take place in the Peppercanister Church. This week Sean Kenny saxophone, Mary Scarlett piano and Fiona Gryson harp, will perform music by Williams, Itturalde and Bozza.

Admission is free.

www.peppercanister.ie/events/

Dis-Ruptive Movements – Talk – Dublin Dance Festival

14:00 – 16:30, Thu 26 May

Fringe Lab, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

It’s time to discuss how art and artists can reach across political, cultural, geographic and socio-economic divides and approach the urgent matters of today: migration, identity, mobility, territory – absence and silence.

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts and the Dublin Dance Festival invite an international panel of arts practitioners to discuss some of the issues.

The Panel includes: Eckhard Thiemann, an independent international curator, producer and arts manager and Artistic Director of Shubbak, the London-wide festival of contemporary Arab culture; Karthika Naïr, an award-winning French-Indian poet and dance producer, and principal scriptwriter of Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh; and festival artist Euripides Laskaridis, a Greek stage director, short-filmmaker and performer (Relic).

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

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/dis-ruptive-movements

Midwife of a Nation – Play about the women of 1916 – Bealtaine

14:00, Thu 26 May

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

Midwife of a Nation is a play about the women of 1916: the dispatchers, the doctors, the gunrunners, the nurses and the smugglers. Sing! Dance! Remember! This performances will be for older people affected by dementia and their carers.

The performance will be 45 minutes long.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite page below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/midwife-of-a-nation-by-joe-obyrne-and-carnation-theatre-dlr-lexicon-tickets-25172255895?ref=devg

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 26 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

Inspired by Leonardo – Drop-in Drawing Course

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 26 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Inspired by Leonardo: Drop-in Drawing” (this week with Sahoko Blake) is a series of eight, free life-drawing workshops looking at the influence of Leonardo da Vinci that will be led by professional artists and tutors. The workshops are for adults and teens and all materials will be provided. Places are limited to 25 participants on a first come first served basis.

Admission is free. Workshops take place Thursday evenings from 18:00-19;00 from 12 May to 30 June 2016

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Leonardo_26May.aspx

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 26 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.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Mexican Film Screening: La barraca

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 26 May

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

The Mexican film “La barraca / The Shack” from 1945 will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

Find out more details via the website below.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha104748_16_2.htm

Dublin City Council Concert – Bealtaine Concert

18:15, Thu 26 May

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

The Dublin City Council Choir will perform some classic and contemporary favourites for the BEaltaine Festival.

Admission is free. Booking is recommended via 01-8691414

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtain-13

La Typographie Moderne – Talk

18:30, Thu 26 May

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

‘La Typographie Moderne’ is a talk with Jean-Baptiste Levée. The talk is especially aimed at students.

“It will develop the views that animate the design practice of Jean-Baptiste Levée, both in the teaching and professional field. From down-to-earth parameters to higher moral considerations, Levée will shared and discuss several recent case studies. During this overview, of inspirational sources and work methods displayed through recent projects, Levée will try to bust a few myths on the way.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6603770

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

Mintel – Market Research – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 26 May

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

“Mintel – Market Research”. This presentation focuses on the value of a one-stop online service for consumer and market intelligence.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/may-2016

Finding Vivian Maier – Street Photographer – Film Screening

19:00 – 20:30, Thu 26 May

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

The incredible artistry of nanny and closet street photographer Vivian Maier came to light and went viral in 2007 when John Maloof discovered 100,000 of her negatives in Chicago. Now Maloof and Charlie Siskel bring this formerly unknown artist’s gorgeous black-and-white photos and remarkable life story to the big screen.

Their film will be screened in the slr LexIcon library. Admission is free, but booking is required via the link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/royal-photographic-society-dlr-lexicon-finding-vivian-maier-tickets-24890724828?ref=devg

In Conversation: Writing / Music

19:00, Thu 26 May

Roasted Brown, Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

In Conversation is a series of events by the Association of Irish Composers about new music. This month two composers will talk about their work with text, their collaborations with writers and the relationships between music and the written word.

Michael Holohan will talk about his long friendship with poet Seamus Heaney, about setting Heaney’s poems about childhood, the letters they wrote each other throughout their long collaboration and the projects that were left unfinished.
Karen Power will discuss her collaboration with writer Lance Olsen, developing a performance piece based on extracts from his book Dreamlives of Debris.

Admission is free, but places are limited.

This month, the events is part of the International Literature Festival Dublin.

ilfdublin.com/event/in-conversation-writing-music/

Sebastian Adams: Viola – Concert

19:00, Thu 26 May

Lutheran Hall, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2

The Contemporary Music Centre Salon Series 2016 continues with a viola concert by Sebastian Adams.

Admission is free but booking is recommended. Contact the Contemporary Music Centre on 01 673 1922 or via sford@cmc.ie.

www.cmc.ie/events/2016/may/contemporary-music-centre-salon-series-2016-sebastian-adams

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 26 May

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30). Admission is free.

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 26 May

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 26 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

Paddy Casey – Gig

20:00, Thu 26 May

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

Singer/Songwriter Paddy Casey will be in the Harbour Bar for a gig.

Admission is free.

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:00, Thu 26 May

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

Every month, the Cabin Session brings you trad and roots music with a house band, the Cabin Crew and some special guests. In May the special guest is Roni Stoneman (USA).

Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 26 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 26 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.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 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/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 26 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.

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 26 May

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 26 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

21:30, Thu 26 May

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Arctic Monkey Tribute Band

23:30, Thu 26 May

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

The Arctic Monkey Tribute Band “Your Favourite Worst Cover Band” is playing a gig in the Mezz. The gig is a Last Shadow Puppets After Party.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/518682238342675/

Friday 27 May

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International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) 2016

09:00, Fri 27 May

Dublin (various locations)

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) will run from 21-29 May and it is organised by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. There will be readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings and poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be represented.

Some events will have an admission charge, but a large amount of events are free. The programme is here www.ilfdublin.com/programme/ or you can download the full programme here.

A number of free events will be listed individually in this and the next Dublin Event Guide, but I still suggest that you have a look at the full programme.

www.ilfdublin.com/

Get Ahead – Careers Event for students with disabilities

10:00 – 14:00, Fri 27 May

Citigroup, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

“Geat Ahead – Building the Future” is a careers events for students and graduates with disabilities.

There will be an exhibition area with 11 job seeking companies, workshops will take place and Walk-in CV Clinics and Mock Interviews (require pre-booking).

Admission is free, but booking before 23 May is required (via the Eventbrite link below).

www.eventbrite.ie/e/building-the-future-2016-registration-24257781678?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 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

Hugh Lane Gallery – Bealtine Tour

12:00, Fri 27 May

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

This is a fun and informative guided tour of the Hugh Lane Gallery, led by the gallery’s art historian panel.

Tours will focus on the centenary programme of exhibitions which reflects on the role of Artist as Witness, and includes exhibitions “High Treason: Roger Casement”, “The Best of Decades”, “1960s” and a re-hang of the permanent collection.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1514-bealtaine-weekly-tours

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 27 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

20th Century Dublin through the eyes of a Tourist – Bealtaine

12:30, Fri 27 May

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

Jenny Mitcalf uses the Fáilte Ireland Photographic Collection and the guide books of the period to explore how Dublin has been portrayed to visitors during the last century. The changes in emphasis in terms of places and activities through the decades are examined.

Admission is free,

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bealtain-19

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13:00, Fri 27 May

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

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

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

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

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

Alftaneschoir – Concert

13:15, Fri 27 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Álftaneschoir is a mixed choir from Iceland and they sing sacred and secular music from Iceland, Ireland and other countries at a lunchtime recital in St. Ann’s Church.

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

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

Portraits Of A Nation – Talk

14:30, Fri 27 May

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The talk “Portraits of a Nation” with Mick O’Dea (President of the Royal Hibernian Academy) will take place in the Farmleigh Gallery.

Admission is free, but booking is required before Tuesday 24 May via artmanagement@opw.ie Only 20 places are available and if the event is oversubscribed, a lottery for tickets will take place, so you will only have a ticket if it has been confirmed to you.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36381,en.html

Midwife of a Nation – Play about the women of 1916

15:00, Fri 27 May

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Midwife of a Nation is a play about the women of 1916: the dispatchers, the doctors, the gunrunners, the nurses and the smugglers. It will be performed by the Carnation Theatre.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6744888

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

Grand Stretch – Late Night Beats and Fruity Treats

19:00 – 22:00, Fri 27 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery invites to their pre-summer Summer Fest (Don’t they know that summer only starts at 01 June!?!?!). There will be live music (to be announced), food, experiments, workshops, talks, games, drinks and more.

“Learn how to build your own insect farms at home, release your inner urban farmer with Urban Farm, find out how to be a beekeeper from the Dublin Honey Project, enjoy BBQ foods of the future, and pick up endless green tips on a chilled summer evening where experiments, music and food collide.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. The event is for over 18 year olds only.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/05/grandstretchlatenightbeatsandfruitytreats

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 27 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

Life-Size Cluedo – Alliance Francaise

19:30, Fri 27 May

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Solve the crime at Casablanca airport! A life-size Cluedo game will take place at the Alliance Francaise. Find the culprit among the five suspects.

Sign up via rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with subject “Cluedo” (max 5 members per team and over 18s only). Admission is free. And if you come dressed up as a tourist, you could win a prize.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

dRea – Gig

20:00, Fri 27 May

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

dRea will perform Alt Indie Pop in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 27 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/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 27 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

The Brady’s Session

21:00, Fri 27 May

Gub Dandy’s in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Brady’s Sessions is a monthly singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure. Admission is free and this month’s Line-Up is:

Whistle, Vic Stathopoulos, Gráinne Hunt, JOAN. Sarah Buckley

Find out more details via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/1722631201341698/

The Business Blues Band – Gig

21:30, Fri 27 May

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

The Business Blues Band will play a gig in the Patriot’s Inn and admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Grand – Gig

22:00, Fri 27 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Blues, Ska, Reggae, Gypsy Swing Band “Grand”will play in Whelan’s. Admission is free until 22:30.

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

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

08+11+15+18+25 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

In May there will be 5 walks/hikes on 08+11+15+18+25 May.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Dance Festival 17-28 May

International Literature Festival Dublin 2016: 21-29 May

Dublin Doughnut “Festival” 21 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!

Food Fads or Food Trends or just unexplainable crazes?

A “fad” is “an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived”. A “trend” is a “general direction in which something is developing or changing” and a “craze” is quite similar to a “fad”, but craze has also a level of insanity or out of control-ness to it.

I would call the food fads in Dublin “crazes” and definitely not trends, but what am I talking about?

Well it is the appearance of a “new” food that everyone raves about, which then leads to the sudden opening of a mad amount of restaurants and eateries, followed by a short period of “being everyhwere” and then the similarly sudden disappearance of nearly all of these eateries again.

A good few years ago it was ….. Sushi! It started with one or two restaurants and suddenly lots of places appeared like mushrooms over night. Some restaurants are still there today, but many are long gone. After Sushi followed Burritos. From one day to another, every corner of Dublin had a burrito take away. Interestingly a surprisingly large amount of them are still there. But are people still mad about Burritos? I haven’t heard anybody talking about them. Maybe they just became normal food like many many decades ago the Fish & Chips.

The next food craze was Milkshakes! At one point there were at least 5 or 6 milk shake places in the City Centre. One of them even got money on Dragon’s Den. I loved the Oreo milkshakes and Nutella milkshakes etc. Today? Not a single one of the five places is still open. For milk shake enthusiasts there is however still Eddie Rockets where in some restaurants a dedicated milk shake bar has been added (for example in Stillorgan).

After the milkshakes came the “shredded pork”. I know, it is still around, but, boy, was that a craze at some point. And for “meat for people with no teeth” it is a surprising craze. In other words, it is not that amazing!! But for some reason you HAD to have it.

And the newest madness? That seems to be doughnuts! Not the ones for 5 for 1 Euro that you get in Tescos. Oh no! They have to be different and special doughnuts. For example with crunchy bits on the outside, called Cronuts. Or with different flavours, not just the “cheap old” raspberry jam, no the fancy models come with icing and cherries on top, or with banoffee or with a salted caramel flavour or crispy cream. And one other important feature must be present: The doughnuts have to be totally overpriced!! Only if you pay a crazy price is is really happening! ;-)

This weekend even sees a Doughnut Festival in Camden Street!!! :-O

What will follow? A total wipeout and a new craze! Definitely! Mad people these Dubliners! ;-)

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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