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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 14. January 2017:


Dublin Event Guide 500: The Big 500 Share! – The markets are back and lots of gigs happening

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 500 | 13 January 2017

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

This is the Dublin Event Guide No. 500!! A big milestone and anniversary and I have to admit that I feel a little proud having got there. Some Dublin Event Guide supporters suggested that this event should be celebrated in some form and because it is always a pain to get the money together every month to pay the bills, they suggested to do a fundraiser that would a) get some money for the Dublin Event Guide and b) give something back to two worthy charities.

I suggested to give an additional reward to all donors for helping with donations and that is what is on offer at the moment. We had a “soft launch” on the Facebook Page and around EUR 200 came together yesterday, but the goal is closer to a few thousand than a few hundred. I will need EUR 3400 this year for the Dublin Event Guide (for bills and some essential repairs) and then we want to give the charities a nice amount as well! Check the details out in the Dublin News section and please help if you can!

Thanks!

I am posting this Dublin Event Guide again in two stages: First online on the website and the smart phone app/web app and then I will ad more events and send the final edition by mail as soon as it is finished.

This is the FINAL edition.

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

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

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More than 24,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 65,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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We are more than 65,000 people on the Dublin Event Guide – Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and are growing every week. Join in and click LIKE on the Facebook page and tell your friends! You will get last minute updates and event reminders through the Facebook Page and you can share your free events directly there with the other people in the Dublin Event Guide Community.

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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!

This is the last Feel Good Slot with a New Year’s resolution related video! Why today? The coming Monday is the worst day of the year. The day when the world reaches an emotional low with the highest degree of depression. Why? All because of New Year’s resolutions or rather the failure of them. Tony Robbins talks in this video today about 15 January, which is the cut off. 95% of the people already gave up on their New Year’s resolutions on that day. Here is the video (34min) and believe me, it is worth your time!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL5jKptjIQw

I will go to the event (Unleash the Power Within) in London with Anthony Robbins and I am already looking forward to it. :-) It is not cheap, but it certainly is an amazing and outstanding experience. ;-)

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

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

Last week not one singler person helped the Dublin Event Guide with a donation! Please help with “The Big 500 Share”! Find out more in the Dublin News.

I really appreciate your help and donations 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.

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard donation page. If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

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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.

Nearly all markets are back, so pick one or two of them! :-) In addition I suggest that you go to the Science Gallery this weekend if you haven’t seen the current exhibition yet. It will close already next week, so this is nearly your last chance. ;-)

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Competitions

More competitions to come soon! Watch this space!!

If you want to promote an event or a product in this section of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), contact me via dublineventguide@gmail.com

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

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

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

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

When you buy books online, buy them from Book Depository or from Amazon and use these links to go to the website:

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

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

And if you want to donate money directly, then you can do that here: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm

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The Big 500 and The Big 500 Share!!

This is the 500th edition of the Dublin Event Guide! And I tell you it has been an interesting and educational ride from when I started in June 2007 with a short mail to 10 friends. 500 weeks later our community has grown to more than 24,000 e-mail magazine subscribers and more than 68,000 Facebook Followers.

To mark this milestone a number of Dublin Event Guide supporters have suggested to collect some money to keep the Dublin Event Guide going and to improve it and also to give a share to two deserving charities. You can now donate via www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide but keep reading for more details if you have time.

The amount needed for the Dublin Event Guide in 2014 is EUR 3400 (EUR 2400 to send the weekly e-mail magazine and at least EUR 1000 to fix parts of the smartphone app and to improve the website.) So the closer we come to this, the better. By the way, none of the money will go to myself, 100% will go to paying bills.

The two charities that won yesterday’s poll on Facebook are the Alzheimer’s Association and the Homeless charity “Peter McVerry Trust”. Because I know Peter McVerry personally and some relatives of mine had Alzheimer’s, I am VERY happy with your decision.
I also asked about the suggested split of the donations between the Dublin Event Guide and the charities and based on your suggestions we will split 30% to the charities and 70% to the Dublin Event Guide until we reach EUR 1000 and everything above will be split 50-50.

As an extra bonus and to thank you for your support, everybody who donates doesn’t just help these two causes, but will also get a “Secret Dublin” guide from me. It will be completed end of February or early March and will help you discover TEN near-secret destinations in Dublin.

You can donate now via this link: www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide and if PayPal doesn’t work for you send me a mail (dublineventguide@gmail.com with subject “The Big 500 Share”) and I will suggest alternatives. Thanks for your support!!!!

Tivoli Theater to be demolished

I spent more than 2 weeks of my life on the stage of the Tivoli Theater performing there and it was an amazing experience with a hugely successful first run and a little less rewarding second run, but I still really enjoyed it.

This week I read that the Tivoli will probably be removed to make space for a 300-bed “aparthotel”. That means that the theatre will be gone and ALSO the night club (District 8). Planning permission is not yet granted, but even if the parameters change, it seems definite that the days of the Tivoli are counted.

Find out more details here: www.gazettegroup.com/news/last-curtain-may-loom-tivoli-theatre/

College Green Consultation

Dublin City is looking for your input on how College Green should be developed as a Civic Plaza. The consultation was launched on 12 January and you only have until 26 January to make suggestions. Go to the website below and you will be asked a number of questions and can express what you would like to see at College Green:

consultation.dublincity.ie/projects/backup-copy-of-imagine-college-green-online-public/

Unless you submit your opinions, you will NOT have any other chance to influence the development of this important space!

First Fortnight booked out

The Mental Arts Festival “First Fortnight” is coming to an end, but the last few events are all booked out, so I didn’t include them in this week’s Dublin Event Guide. It is great to see that the festival is so popular. There were loads of good events and with the success this year, let’s hope that next year’s festival will be even bigger and better.

www.firstfortnight.ie/

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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6 LAST MINUTE EVENT PROMOTION IDEAS
Your event is just around the corner and you realise that you have to do more promotion for it. Here are six last minute event promotion ideas.
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If you are regularly or occasionally organising events, keep an eye on the Eventbrite blog. It covers a wide variety of event-related and event-relevant topics that can help you hugely! Read more here.

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016 – Exhibition

26 November – 26 March

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Nearly 400 artists took part in the Hennessy Portrait Prize and the 14 finalists will be shown in the National Gallery. Portraits can be paintings or photographs and you will see one among the 14 that will absolutely amaze you (Catherine Creaney’s Oil on Canvas) and one that will shock you (You will find that yourself!).

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/Exhibitions/Upcoming/Hennessy.aspx
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10157482544205048.1073741860.315939715047

The Wild – Collaborative Group Show

11 Nov – 28 Jan (Mon-Sat 11:00-20:00)

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

“The Wild is a celebration of the networks and communities, friends and co-conspirators, memories and visions of Project Arts Centre by the creatives and artists at the heart of the organisation. It is a collaborative group show that will change, evolve and develop over time, as practices and art forms collide, collaborate, push and pull together and apart. Experiences and artworks will accumulate, and the show will shape-shift, grow and shrink at will.”

www.projectartscentre.ie/event/wild/

Saturday 14 Jan

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 14 Jan

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jan

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 14 Jan

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

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 14 Jan

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 14 Jan

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 14 Jan

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jan

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 14 Jan

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Family Day at dlr LexIcon

10:30 – 17:00, Sat 14 Jan

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

The first Family Day of 2017 at dlr LexIcon will take place on Saturday. It is a day full of events for the whole family, for example Instant Orchestra. Art Workshop, Book Clinic, Print Making, Circus Skills Workshop, Yoga Storytime and Children’s Cabaret.

Admission is free and no booking required. Admission on first come, first served basis for all events and the events will take place in various locations around the LexIcon.

The full programme can be downloaded here: libraries.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/dlr-lexicon-family-day-jan17.pdf

libraries.dlrcoco.ie/events-and-news/library-blog/family-day-dlr-lexicon-0

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 14 Jan

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 14 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 14 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

It is mad how time is flying and this exhibition is already closing again in just one week. Last chance! Don’t miss it!

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

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/designandviolence/exhibits/

Tom Daley – Book Signing

12:30, Sat 14 Jan

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

British 10metre diver Tom Daley will be signing his book “Tom’s Daily Plan” with recipes for healthy living.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/eason-event-tom-daley/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 14 Jan

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

National Library’s History & Heritage – Guided Tour

13:00, Sat 14 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Come to this guided tour to explore the Library’s rich architectural history and heritage. The tour begins in the main hall of the Library and includes a visit to the Library’s iconic reading room.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 14 Jan

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.

www.facebook.com/bernardshawfleamarket/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 14 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 14 Jan

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

Cult Called Man – Gig

20:00, Sat 14 Jan

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

Cult Called Man will play a gig in the Harbou Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

The Clandestinos – Gig

20:00, Sat 14 Jan

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Clandestinos from Galway are a 7-piece band that play roots, reggae, ska and latin and they will be in the newest live music venue in Rathmines, The Bowery.

Venues like that need to attract customers and especially if they provide life music, they need you to stay there longer than just for a gig and help with your drinks purchases to pay for the band etc. So sometimes they are tempted to give inaccurate gig times, but the Bowery decided for this gig to list the time as 17:00-02:30. Hmmmm, that is really overdoing it a bit and risks annoying people! I would expect that the band will be on stage from around 22:00 maybe even later.

www.facebook.com/events/233097273767427

WeBloom 1st Birthday Bash – Gigs

20:00, Sat 14 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“WeBloom presents” is a platform for upcoming bands & singer/songwriters to introduce themselves into the thriving Dublin music scene. To celebrate their first birthday, the line up will be

Super Silly, Melina Malone, Mimi Lane

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/we-bloom-1st-birthday-bash-super-silly-melina-malone-mimi-lane/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 14 Jan

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 15 Jan

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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jan

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jan

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 15 Jan

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

Finally, this year, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October 2016. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours even through the winter months, They will take place every Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Jan

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 15 Jan

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/

Bird Watching Bull Island

10:30, Sun 15 Jan

Bull Island, Dublin 3

The Irish Wildlife Trust is inviting to Bird Watching on Bull Island,

Admission is free. Meet at the Sea Scout building on the left after crossing the wooden bridge in Clontarf, just past the cottages. The wooden bridge is the one leading to the Royal Dublin Golf Course.

www.iwt.ie/15-jan-bird-watching-bull-island-dublin-branch

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jan

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jan

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Jan

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 15 Jan

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday from 11:00-14:00 and from 14:30-16:30 a Bluegrass Band is taking over. Unfortuantely they don’t specify who the bands are.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 15 Jan

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

Rumble in the Jumble – Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Jan

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

Rumble in the Jumble is a family-friendly arts & crafts and bric and brac market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/finderskeepersireland

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 15 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery is running a series of free themed family drop-in workshops from 11:30-13:30 every Sunday.

Inspired by the collection and the exhibitions in the National Gallery, these workshops are suitable for all ages from approx. 18 months to age 8. You can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as works for you.

The space will be divided by age and ability, and each child will be encouraged by Artist and NGI Education Assistant Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire and the week’s guest artist to create their own work on the week’s theme.

Admission is free and no booking required. Numbers are limited to 40 people at any one time but you can drop in and out whenever it suits you and as long as there is still space. Children have to be supervised at all times. The event takes place in the Atrium.

This week’s theme is: About Face

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Creative_Sundays/Creative_Corner_Jan15.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 15 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 15 Jan

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 15 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

It is mad how time is flying and this exhibition is already closing again in just one week. Last chance! Don’t miss it!

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

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/designandviolence/exhibits/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 15 Jan

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 15 Jan

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 Alexander Bernstein on piano performing Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor and Ryan Molloy: for Morton O’Leary & Innisfail (première performance).

www.hughlane.ie

Chester Beatty Library – Japanese Tour

14:00, Sun 15 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place on Sunday. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

Admission is free.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 15 Jan

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 15 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

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

Polish WOSP Final

14:00 – 23:30, Sun 15 Jan

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

The Polish Community in Ireland is running their WOSP initiative in Ireland every year. WOSP is a Polish Christmas Charity campaign that is called “Wielka Orkiestra ?wi?tecznej Pomocy” or the “Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity”.

The Grand Finale is a day long fundraiser and the Grand Finale in Dublin will take place on Sunday in the Grand Social.

There will be a BBQ,auction,raffle,market, books fair andmany other attractions.

Unfortunately the Polish community is keeping this event for themselves and therefore all the information available about the Irish part of WOSP seems to be in Polish.

www.facebook.com/events/1675001099496466/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Jan

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

Sunday Jazz Brunch

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 15 Jan

Bagots Hutton Bar & Restaurant, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

The Bagots Hutton Jazz Brunch takes place on Sundays from 12:00 with Jazz music from 14:30. The Noel Dumont Trio will perform a mix of jazz, soul and lounge music.

Admission is free.

www.bagotshutton.com/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 15 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday two free guided tours will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The first one is at 15:00 and the second one at 16:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00.

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 15 Jan

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

Preparing Turner: Behind the Scenes of the Turner Exhibition – Talk

15:00, Sun 15 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Sunday Talk in the National Gallery is “Preparing Turner: behind the scenes of the Turner exhibition” with Rebecca de Bút, Conservation Department, National Gallery of Ireland.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks2016/Sunday_Jan15.aspx

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

17:00 – 20:00, Sun 15 Jan

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

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the weekly 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.

www.facebook.com/events/1808274612753436/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 15 Jan

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Blues Got Soul, a four-piece blues band from Dublin is performing the music of the founding fathers of blues and blues masters in the International Bar every Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Game Night – Play Board Games with great people

17:00 – 20:00, Sun 15 Jan

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

The next Game Night is coming to the Fringe Lab tomorrow afternoon. You can bring your own baord games or you can play one of the MANY that the guys from ALT Events have for you to play.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1227143824039561/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 15 Jan

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 15 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 15 Jan

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 15 Jan

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

N.C. Lawlor – Blues Gig

20:00, Sun 15 Jan

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

N.C. Lawlor will be in the Harbour Bar for a Blues gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 15 Jan

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

Salsa / Kizomba / Bachata Taster Classes

20:30, Sun 15 Jan

River Bar, 1 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

Salsa Dublin are inviting to another day of classes in Salsa, Kizomba and Bachata. The classes take place in the River Bar near O’Connel Bridge and the full schedule is listed below.

Sunday 15 Jan:
– 19:30: Salsa, beginner, beginners+, improvers and intermediate
– 20:30: Bachata, beginner, beginners+, improvers and intermediate
– 22:00: Salsa & Bachata club

All classes and clubs above are free and you can register here www.salsadublin.com/online-booking/

www.salsadublin.com/2017/01/02/free-week-salsa-bachata-kizomba10th-11th-12th-15th-of-january-2017/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 15 Jan

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 15 Jan

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

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 15 Jan

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

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Musical Movement for Toddlers

10:15, Mon 16 Jan

Blackrock Library, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Enjoy music, song, rhyme and movement with your toddler at this Musical Movements event with Carla Fazio.

It will take place on 09, 16, 23, 30 January, 06, 13 February and 06, 13, 20, 27 March in Blackrock Library.

The time is 10:15-11:00 for Ages 2-3 and 11:15-11:45 for Ages 18 months – 2 years.

Admission is free and no booking required, but there are only 15 places and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/musical-movements-carla-fazio-0

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 16 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 16 Jan

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 16 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 16 Jan

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

This is a 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-adult-dlr-lexicon-tickets-27734854697?ref=devg

Building your sales, profit and cashflow – Women in Business Talk

18:45 – 21:00, Mon 16 Jan

Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2

At the January Women in Business Networking event Susan Hayes Culleton (CO-author of “The Positive Economist”) will give the talk

“Dream Big: Building your sales, profit and cashflow to achieve your goals in 2017″

This is an event for Women in Business members, but Non-members are welcome to attend this event as a Guest. Booking is required via this link.

Admission is free and all details about the event are in this Word document: www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/News/Press-Releases/Women-in-Business.docx

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 16 Jan

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weekly gig with authentic old-time fiddle tunes and Appalachian music.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 16 Jan

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 16 Jan

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 16 Jan

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/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 16 Jan

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 16 Jan

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 16 Jan

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 16 Jan

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1155-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-59.html

Tuesday 17 Jan

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 17 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Kayla Itsines – Book Signing

12:30, Tue 17 Jan

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

It is health book season:

Australian Kayla Itsines will sign her new book “The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide” in Eason’s in O’Connell St.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/kayla-itsines-book-signing/?instance_id=11243

Loneliness in Irish Older Adults – Seminar

13:00, Tue 17 Jan

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

“”Qualitative Explorations of Loneliness in Irish Older Adults” by Joanna McHugh, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience is the next seminar in the Medical Humanities & Health Initiative Seminar Series 2016-17.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/medical-humanities/events/

Music of our Time – National Symphony Orchestra

13:00 – 13:30, Tue 17 Jan

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra under conductor Gerhard Markson will perform

WOLFGANG RIHM Verwandlung 4 IRISH PREMIERE / 16’
STEPHEN GARDNER Lament / 11’

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.nch.ie/Online/RTENSO-Music-of-Our-Time-17Jan17

Turner Exhibition – Pop-up Talk

13:15, Tue 17 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

From January 2017, on selected Tuesdays (13:15) and Sundays (15:00), short in-focus talks will take place in front of key works in the Gallery.

This talk, given by Curator Anne Hodge and it will be about the National Gallery’s yearly Turner Exhibition.

Admission is free and no booking necessary. The talk will take place in the Print Gallery.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Pop-up_Talks2017/Jan_17.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 17 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Yeats and the Irish Cultural Revival – Tour

14:00, Tue 17 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This tour of the Yeats exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” looks in particular at his great contribution to the Irish Cultural Revival.

Highlights will include his involvement in the foundation of the Abbey Theatre and partnership with Lady Gregory, the influence of Douglas Hyde and the Literary Revival, and his promotion of Irish history, culture, art and folktales throughout his life.

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

Storytime (Age 3-7)

15:00 – 15:30, Tue 17 Jan

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

“Storytime sessions with Fionnuala Griffin” for 3-7 year olds will take place every Tuesday from 17 Jan until end of March.

Fionnuala Griffin has over fifteen years experience working as a children’s entertainer and has a background in arts and drama.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/storytime-fionnuala-griffin-0

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 17 Jan

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 www.meetup.com/lexicon-maker/events/236886145/

www.meetup.com/lexicon-maker/events/236886145/

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 17 Jan

Buskers on the Ball, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is a weekly event in Buskers on the Ball. They have 5 table tennis table and are now running a social league on Tuesdays. Free play at the tables and drinks specials are available.

www.facebook.com/BuskersOnTheBall/

Entrepreneurship and Imagination in the German Merchant Novel – Lecture

18:30, Tue 17 Jan

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

Between Boom, Bust and Bildung. Entrepreneurship and Imagination in the German Merchant Novel” is a lecture by Prof. Jürgen Barkhoff (Professor of German and Head of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies) organised by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The lecture discusses the role of the imagination and its relationship to an entrepreneurial spirit in four canonical, highly influential and bestselling German merchant novels of the long nineteenth century, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship (1796), Gustav Freytag’s Debit and Credit (1855), Gottfried Keller’s Martin Salander (1886) and Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks (1901).

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/2017-01-17boom-bust-bildung.php

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 17 Jan

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 17 Jan

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 17 Jan

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

Roots ‘n’ Blues – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 17 Jan

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weekly acoustic roots and blues session every Tuesday in Arthur’s Pub.

Admision is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 17 Jan

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

Evening Of Poetry With Mike Garry

20:30, Tue 17 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

This is an evening of poetry with street poet Mike Garry from Manchester. He will be supported by Dubliner Lewis Kenny.

Admission is free. Find out more details via the website below.

theworkmansclub.com/events/1424/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 17 Jan

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 17 Jan

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 17 Jan

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 17 Jan

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 18 Jan

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/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 18 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 18 Jan

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 18 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

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New Parents’ Tour – National Gallery

14:00, Wed 18 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The New Parents’ Tour is a monthly free public tour for parents, guardians and carers of infants and young children. The route of the tour is suitable for prams and strollers.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Tours/New_Parents/Parents_18Jan.aspx

Roger Casement and the economics of tropical crops – Botanic Gardens Lecture

15:00, Wed 18 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Matthew Jebb, the Director of the Botanic Gardens, will talk about “Roger Casement and the economics of tropical crops”.

The Irish patriot Roger Casement spent several years in the Congo and in this lecture Matthew Jebb, will explore some of the remarkable collections that Roger Casement brought back for the Natural History Museum in Dublin. The way we utilise tropical crops 100 years after the Casement report has changed little. The lecture will also look at the impact his expedition had on his thinking and how this led him to collaborate in the 1916 rising will be discussed.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#18Jan

Infant Mortality and Cause of Death in Dublin (1890-1910) – Seminar

16:00, Wed 18 Jan

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

“Infant Mortality and Cause of Death in Dublin (1890-1910(: Coroners’ Court Records” is the next seminar in the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2016_17.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 18 Jan

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

Hitting your Fitness Targets for 2017

18:00 – 19:00, Wed 18 Jan

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Christchurch Fitness Centre is inviting to a talk about how to hit your fitness targets for 2017. It will be explained how to set motivating goals, how to exercise effectivela and how to choose good foods and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/370400609983173/

Reading Dante: Divine Comedy

18:30, Wed 18 Jan

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

“Reading Dante” started in the summer of 2015 and it will continue in 2017. Renata Sperandio, Director of the Italian Institute of Culture, will accompany you in your journey through Dante’s Divine Comedy. It will start with Canto 30 of Purgatorio.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/01/reading-dante-at-the-iic.html

The Happy Medium – Book Launch

18:30, Wed 18 Jan

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

The launch of Annmarie O’Connor’s book “The Happy Medium” will take place on Wednesday. It is a self-help guide to swapping the weight of “having it all” to having more with less.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

The Journey of “The Playboy” – Exhibition Launch

18:30, Wed 18 Jan

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

The Journey of “The Playboy” is a digital exhibition exploring J.M. Synge’s most celebrated play and the exhibition launch takes place on Wednesday from 18:30-20:30 in the Trinty Long Room Hub. Guest speaker is Margaret Kelleher.

The event poster is here.

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 18 Jan

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 18 Jan

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

The next Inn Jokes Comedy night will take place on Wednesday but at the time of writing this the website hadn’t been updated yet and still shows the December line up. It should change in the next few days. MC and organiser is comedian Colm O’Regan.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

innjokes.com/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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

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

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Connector Open Day

08:00 – 17:00, Thu 19 Jan

Connector, 18 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Connector is a Digital Marketing agency and their “Conenctor Open Day” will bring you a mix of lectures, masterclasses, guest speakers and networking. The full list is here www.connector.ie/openday/

Admission is free, but registration is required via that page above OR via the Eventbrite link below.

www.eventbrite.com/e/connector-open-day-2017-tickets-30162735554?ref=devg

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 19 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 19 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Relatively Speaking – Guided Gallery Walking Tour

13:00, Thu 19 Jan

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Relatively Speaking” is an introduction to contemporary art by visiting three art galleries in the City Centre.

The walking tour will begin at the Temple Bar Galley + Studios, where you will be introduced to Barbara Knezevic’s solo exhibition “Exquisite tempo sector”, then you will walk to the Gallery of Photography for the exhibition “Prix Pictet – Disorder” and the final venue will be the Project Arts Centre, where you will be guided through the collective show “The Wild”.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/relatively-speaking-a-guided-walking-tour-across-three-city-art-galleries-tickets-30961203794?ref=devg

The evolving university library – Library Matters Talk:

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 19 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This series of talks at the National Library of Ireland features librarians from across Ireland and Europe, talking about new perspectives and strategies for libraries as the world of information management evolves.

On Thursday Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist of the Library of Trinity College Dublin, will talking about “The evolving university library”.

“Helen became Librarian and College Archivist at Trinity College Dublin in June 2014, where she is leading a new, far-reaching strategic direction for the Library. She is deeply engaged with initiatives in both the physical and digital realms and the interface between the two, including the major new Treasures programme.

Prior to Trinity, Helen was Executive Director of Harvard Library, where she brought together components of 73 individual libraries. Before moving to the States, Helen worked with world renowned collections through positions at The British Library and the Victoria and Albert Museum.”

Admission is free.

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

The Landscape Paintings of Hong Ling – Lecture

13:10, Thu 19 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime Lecture “The Landscape Paintings of Hong Ling” with Dr Mary Redfern, Curator of East Asian Collections, Chester Beatty Library will take place on Thursday.

Admission is free.

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

Spanish Film Screening: El verdugo

17:30, Thu 19 Jan

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

“El verdugo / The executioner” (1964) is the next film in the Spanish Film series “The Spanish Essentials”. It will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha111953_16_2.htm

HRB Red Alert: Designing Public Health

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 19 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Look at new trends in public health that utilise creative thinking to get their message across, change behaviours and improve health and wellbeing.

Dil Wickremasinghe (Newstalks) will be speaking with Catherine Darker (Trinity College Dublin Health Psychologist), Pete Lunn (economist and Senior Research Officer at The Economic and Social Research Institutue) and Frank Long (Director of design consultancy Frontend), will be discussing the design of public health interventions and medical device designs that ignite behaviour change and improve public health.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/12/hrbredalertdesigningpublichealth

Alliance Francaise Emerging Photographers Award – Exhibition Launch

18:30, Thu 19 Jan

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Emerging Photographers is a group exhibition in the Alliance Francaise. Edit Elias, Deirdre Fallon and Sophia Harding will exhibit their works. These three newly graduated Irish photographers were each selected by a member of the Alliance Francaise Photo Committee.

While the exhibition is on show, you are invited to vote for your favourite photographer. This vote, together with the choice of the AF Photo Committee, will determine which of the three will go to the Arles Photography Festival.

Admission is free, but booking is required via afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/153

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 19 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Beyond Leaving Exhibition – Tour

19:00, Thu 19 Jan

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Beyond Leaving is an exhibition from Mon 14 Nov to Mar 2017 in the National Photographic Archive and on Thursday a public tour will take place.

David Monahan’s “Beyond Leaving” is the documentation of the departures of over 120 people in 2010 as they left Ireland after the global financial crash. Now, some years later, Monahan has taken a closer look at a small group of these people working in collaboration with them through photography, Skype conversation and video. This show tries to describe and understand the distance between expectation and reality for the current Irish emigrants.

Admission to the exhibition is always free and the tour on Thursday is also free.

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 19 Jan

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 19 Jan

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/

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Thu 19 Jan

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Dublin Jam Session is an open Jam with full back line. It is open to all levels of musicians and singers and all genres of music and the only rule is that you must jam with others (not all your own band).

It takes place every Thursday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Birds of the National Botanic Gardens – Lecture

20:00, Thu 19 Jan

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland shows what birdlife you can hope to encounter at a visit to the National Gardens. Organised with BirdWatch Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#19Jan

Highly Strung – Gig

20:00, Thu 19 Jan

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

Highly Strung will play a Classic Rock gig in the hard Rock Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx

Phare / Cinema – Gig

20:00, Thu 19 Jan

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Good Name are bringing the two live performances of “Phare” and “Cinema” to the Bernard Shaw Pub on Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1301831916554347/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 19 Jan

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

A Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Every Thursdayteams of 4 people (or at least 2 people) will compete against each other over questions from the areas of General Knowledge, Music, Film, Sports & Entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays/2015-02-12/

Watson ACE – Gig

20:00, Thu 19 Jan

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

Watson Ace will be in the Harbour Bar for a solo gig, playing acoustic rock.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

ELE + Special guests – Gig

20:30, Thu 19 Jan

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Live at Liquor Rooms on Thursday will feature ELE + Special guests.

Admission is free

theliquorrooms.com/calendar/action~oneday/exact_date~19-1-2017/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

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/

Keep on Trucking – Open Mic Session

21:30, Thu 19 Jan

Peadar Brown’s, 1a Lower Clanbrasil Street, Dublin 8

A live music open mic session, called “Keep on Trucking” takes place every Thursday in Peadar Brown’s Pub, it is presented by Joey Magic.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/peadarbrowns/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Friday 20 Jan

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CHQ Market

11:00, Fri 20 Jan

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Every Friday the chq will run a market in the building with a whole range of stalls. There will be food and arts & craft. Some stalls are there every week, others change regularly.

Admission is free.

chq.ie/chq-market-every-friday/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 20 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 20 Jan

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

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13:00, Fri 20 Jan

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

Italian Poetry in Cyphers

18:30, Fri 20 Jan

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

The Italian Institute of Culture and the editors of Irish literary magazine Cyphers (founded in 1975) invite you to the launch of Cyphers 82 with a special section about “A century of Italian poetry”.

“For more than forty years it has published excellent work in English, Irish and in translation. In the new issue, No. 82, a section is devoted to poetry from Italy. Specially commissioned translations of the work of nine Italian poets pay tribute to the richness of more than a hundred years of poetry.”

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/01/poetry-in-translation-italian-poetry.html?modulo=1

Italian Poetry in Cyphers

18:30, Fri 20 Jan

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

The Italian Institute of Culture and the editors of Irish literary magazine Cyphers (founded in 1975) invite you to the launch of Cyphers 82 with a special section about “A century of Italian poetry”.

“For more than forty years it has published excellent work in English, Irish and in translation. In the new issue, No. 82, a section is devoted to poetry from Italy. Specially commissioned translations of the work of nine Italian poets pay tribute to the richness of more than a hundred years of poetry.”

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/01/poetry-in-translation-italian-poetry.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 20 Jan

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

Jukebox Kings / Harlequin – Gig

20:00, Fri 20 Jan

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

The two bands Jukebox Kings and Harlequin will play a gig in the hard Rock Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx

Megacone – Gig

20:00, Fri 20 Jan

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

Megacone will play a “lively instrumental” gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 20 Jan

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 20 Jan

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 Happiness Showcase – Gig

21:00, Fri 20 Jan

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Happiness are playing a showcase gig in the Liquor Rooms.

Admission is free.

theliquorrooms.com/calendar/action~oneday/exact_date~20-1-2017/

The Last Band In The World – Gig

21:30, Fri 20 Jan

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

The Last Band in The World are playing a funk, soul and R&B gig on Friday.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Events Coming Up

Temple Bar Tradfest 2017

25-29 January 2017

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest won’t happen until the end of January, so there is still plenty of time to talk about it, right? Well, yes, we can talk about it again in a few weeks, but I want to make sure that the “talking about it” is: “Imagine what great tickets I got”, not “Aww, all booked out, I didn’t get tickets for the gig I wanted to go to.”.

So, the Temple Bar Trad Fest is made up of lots of gigs that are not free, but there are also lots of gigs that are free! Tickets are already available and for the free gigs, you should go here: frontrowsessions.tickets.ie/

The website that contains all non-free gigs but currently doesn’t seem to have a link to the free gigs (!) is here: www.templebartrad.com/

Creative Writing Taster Class

21 January – 11:30 + 13:30

National Library / Bushwell’s Hotel

Writing Train is the Creative Writing School run by hugely experienced writing teacher Yvonne Cullen. Her new Creative Writing Workshops are starting soon and she runs a number of taster sessions on 14+21 January at 11:30 (in the Cafe of the National Library) and also on 21 January at 13:30 (in Buswell’s Hotel).

For each of the classes Yvonne has reserved 4 spaces for Dublin Event Guide readers, so if you are interested in trying out her Creative Writing Classes, send a mail to yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com with the subject “Dublin Event Guide” and book a place with her. You should mention in your mail which of the classes you would like to attend.

All upcoming Writing Train writing classes are listed and explained in this PDF document.

www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com/

Jameson Bow St Session

26 January

Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Jameson will continue their Bow Street Sessions and the first one will be with Booka Brass, BARQ and Soulé.

Admission is free, but you need to register via www.jamesonwhiskey.com/ie/plans/bow-street-sessions-dublin to apply for a pair of tickets.

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

14+21+29 January

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

The January walks will be on 14+21+29 January.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

The Wedding Journal Show: 14-15 Jan

Global Game Jam 2017: 20-22 Jan

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This is odd

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

Irish Life – How to screw your customers!

Have you seen the big Irish Life posters everywhere in town that promise free Multi-Trip Travel Insurance? Sounds interesting, right? Well, I was an Aviva health insurance customer and when Irish Life took over the Aviva health insurance business I became an Irish Life health insurance customer. I wasn’t asked, that just happened, but I could have changed it afterwards if I had wanted to.

My renewal was in October and the price that they quoted me for the renewal was EUR 5 more per month than before, but I think I am on a good plan, so I stayed with them.

When I saw that Irish Life health insurance customers will get Free Travel Insurance, that sounded really good and I was impressed by the company’s care for me. ;-) But then I checked it out and found a different picture.

Yes, there is free Travel insurance, but ONLY for people that renew or move to Irish Life in January or February. If you are already a customer and if your renewal date is by coincidence outside of the time frame of January+February, then suddenly Irish Life is not in the slightest interested in giving you a free Travel Insurance. Not even for half the time or for a quarter of the time. No, you are told to f*** off with your wish to be rewarded in the same way for being with the company as the people that renews in Jan or Feb.

I find it shocking that companies do stuff like that! Why? Well, what do you think I (and probably many others) feel now? I had a good feeling about Irish Life when I heard about and saw the MANY posters of the free travel insurance. The company really went up a few notches in my judgement. But imagine how I feel now after finding out that I am not worthy of getting this bonus because my renewal date is 80 days outside the bracket? My opinion about Irish Life didn’t just drop to where it was before, but it went FAR below my previous opinion and consequently I am now determined to look for another insurer as soon as my renewal date comes up. If a company has customers, they always should reward loyalty at least as highly as new business and in this case, they should find SOME sort of an arrangement for all customers independent from your renewal date.

Stupid move, Irish Life!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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