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The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is Dublin's most popular event magazine that focuses on the vast amount of cultural events for no admission charges. 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.

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The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 14 October 2017:


Dublin Event Guide 539: Open House Dublin, Brocante Market, In Case of Emergency – Science Gallery

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 539 | 13 October 2017

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

Can I push the sending time another bit earlier? Step by step getting closer to the ideal time? I am aworking on it!

Today is Open House Dublin Day so get out and have a look at some of these great buildings around us. If you miss today, you can still go tomorrow. It won’t be the same buildings on show, but it is still worth it. The website is easy to navigate, so no excuses! :-)

The outstanding bill amount has been reduced by another EUR 50 this week! Phew!!! So we are down to EUR 140! As I said last week, if we can get EUR 50 every week, we will just about make it by the end of this month, but EUR 50 needs YOU! Please help if you can!!! You can do so via PayPal here even if you only have a few Euro, everything counts!! I have also added another way for donations if you prefer to use your credit card via GoFundMe here.

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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 240 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

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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!

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

This week Karen+Brian F from the USA were so wonderful to help with a donation! Thanks a lot!! You and all the other donors throughout the year are keeping the Dublin Event Guide alive! Your donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is EUR 240 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!

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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 guarantee for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

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

The biggest event this week is “Open House” on Saturday and Sunday and I strongly recommend it. I went to Busaras a few years ago and to Liberty Hall. They are two buildings that many describe as ugly, but when you understand what the architect really had planned and when you see what bits are hidden behind the facade, then suddenly these buildings mean something else to you. Busaras is on the list again this year! ;-)

Also check out the Library of Things “event” (it is not really an event). Quite an interesting initiative and worth your attention.

And something else I can recomment: The Science Gallery has opend a new exhibition called “In Case Of Emergency”. Check it out. You don’t have to do that immediately because it will run until February, but if you have no other plans, then Science Gallery is a perfect destination.

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Competitions

Release Your Voice – Singing Workshop – Ticket Competition

Sunday 12 November – 11:00-17:30
The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields is running a full day workshop in singing techniques entitled “Release Your Voice”. This highly enjoyable and intensive workshop will show you how to get the most out of your voice. It is suitable for all styles of music from Popular to Operatic, Jazz, Traditional, Musical Theatre etc. and all levels of singer from beginner/non-singer to professional. It will also benefit public speakers and actors in their projection and delivery.

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch -range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; be a more versatile and expressive singer; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence. And you will have the opportunity to work individually with Joan on the song of your choice.

The fee for the full day of training is a very affordable EUR 60 and if you tell Joan at the time of booking that you found out about the course in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), you will even only pay EUR 55. – Book your place via 086-3844527 or via freeyourvoice@outlook.com now! (Please note: Joan’s mobile unfortunately got stolen, so for now only use the e-mail address, but hopefully she will have a phone again soon.)

And if you enter this competition, then one person will even get the ticket for free! But don’t wait until the competition is decided. Instead just go ahead and book with Joan and if you are the lucky winner and you have booked already, you will get your money back. The reason why I am suggesting to book NOW is because there are limited places available on the course!

To enter the competition send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with RELEASE YOUR VOICE in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Friday 03 November.

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A Time House in Dublin? What is that?

I seem to be one of the last people to find out about this or are you maybe also new to that concept? A Time House is a venue where you pay for the time you spend there and already for just about a year :-O there is a Time House in Dublin. My excuse is that it is not free, therefore I didn’t find about it earlier, but it is a really interesting concept and therefore I want to tell you about it today.

The Clockwork Door is Dublin’s first and only (as far as I know!) Time House. It is located at 51 Wellington Quay, which is very near to Ha’Penny Bridge, next to EaTokyo and they run lots of different events.

But how does it work? Well, it is intriguingly simple. You pay for every minute you are in the Time House (8 cent per minute in the first 2 hours, 6 cent per minute in the next 2 hours and 5 cent for the rest of the day). So if you stay there for 3 hours, it would cost you 9.60+3.60=13.20. For that you will get unlimited tea, coffee, biscuits, wi-fi, board games, video games and the use of 5 different rooms + kitchen. The max cost per day is EUR 20 but you can also go for the membership option where you pay EUR 60 for the whole month and you have unlimited access for that price.

Events dont cost extra and – because the people running the place would love you to stay there for a looong time ;-) – there are always interesting events happening. (You can bring your own food, but alcohol is not allowed.)

The rooms are kitted out for working/studying, or for lounging or for playing (board and video games) etc. The website has pictures of the rooms and lots more information. Oddly the website doesn’t specify the opening hours, but I found elsewhere that the Time House is open from 10:00-22:00. I really like the idea and for a price of between EUR 3 and EUR 4.80 per hour with tea and biscuits and wi-fi included, it could be an interesting drop-in place for some, even during the day. Beats Starbucks any day! ;-) Find out more details here www.clockworkdoor.ie/the-clockwork-door/ the Facebook Page is here www.facebook.com/theclockworkdoor/

[They also have a separate “Escape Room” where you play games to find the key to get out again. It is called The Clockwork Key but is not included in the “Time House” concept, it is a separate operation and priced differently.]

No fairness regarding M50 tolls!

Are you a person that usually pays the bills you get? And do you expect that other people do the same so that you don’t fund and support them with your money? Toll payments on the M50 don’t work like that!

The Public Accounts Committee of the Dail was told by Nigel O’Neill of the public sector organisation Transport Infrastructure Ireland that in the last two years a total of EUR 10.1mio was written off in unpaid tolls. :-O It gets your blood boiling when you think that this bridge that is now owned by the state, forces you and me to pay the toll, but one car out of every 22 will get away paying nothing. Over 1 mio journeys remianed unpaid as RTE reports.

Audience Required for “Cutting Edge” with Brendan O’Connor and “Know the Score” with Jacqui Hurley

Two RTE shows are looking for an audience:

Mind the Gap Films are working on a new series of Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge show and they are looking for a live audience for the show. Filming will happen in RTE studios in Donnybrook from 04 October until 15 November every Wednesday at 21:35. Tickets are free, but you have to be 18 years or older. All information/instructions and an application form for tickets can be found at www.rte.ie/tv/audienceparticipation/cuttingedge.html

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Sports quiz show “Know the Score” with host Jacqui Hurley is coming back for a second season and she will have of current and legendary athletes in the studio for this quiz, The shows will be recorded on 16+17+24 October at 14:30 and 18:30 in RTE studios in Donnybrook. If you want to be in the audience for this show, send an e-mail to Knowthescorerte@gmail.com with your name and phone number. Specify when (date and time) you would be available and how many tickets you would like and someone will contact you. Tickets are free.

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Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our new sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia_wk41

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.

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

07 Sept – 20 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Callum Innes – Paintings – Kerlin Gallery

08 Sept – 14 Oct

Kerlin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, Dublin 2

This is a solo exhibition of new work by artist Callum Innes. The exhibition presents new paintings on aluminium, oil painting on linen and pastel works on paper.

www.kerlingallery.com/

Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War – National Gallery

08 Sept – 10 Dec

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Prints and drawings by German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) will be shown for the first time in the National Gallery of Ireland. “Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War” will give the Irish public an opportunity to discover this important woman artist who created almost 300 prints, around 20 sculptures and some 1,450 drawings during her long career. 38 prints and drawings from the rich collection of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany will be shown. Kollwitz’s work reminds us of the horror and ultimate futility of war.

www.nationalgallery.ie/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 14 Oct

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 14 Oct

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 Oct

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
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 14 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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

Health Sector Jobs Fair

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 14 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

A Health Sector Jobs Fair will take place in the RDS and is inviting health and social care professionals including doctors, nurses, midwives, social care workers, allied health professionals and healthcare assistants. There are opportunities presented at home and abroad.

Admission is free. Registration is required, but I am sure you can do that on the day at the venues.

www.events.healthsectorjobs.com/events/healthcare-job-fair-dublin-3/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 14 Oct

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 Oct

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

Open House Dublin 2017

10:00, Sat 14 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The yearly Open House Dublin event is organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation and it gives you an opportunity to visit buildings that you normally would never get access to on a guided tour that focuses on the architecture of the building and the reasons behind why it was build the way it is.

Open House Dublin starts already on Friday with a small number of tours/locations and the main days follow on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free to all buildings and a full list of participating venues can be found here: www.openhousedublin.com/index.php/listings

Some of the venues gave out tickets on a lottery basis only and the tickets are all given out now. Many other locations are running tours throughout the day and while you might have to queue for a little you will get in – unless you arrive too late in the day.

I strongly recommend this event, it is really great to get a chance to explore some of Dublin’s (iconic) buildings and to hear why the architects did what they did.

openhousedublin.com

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 14 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Last week of Sculpture in Context!!!

It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 14 Oct

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 14 Oct

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2017.

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

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

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 14 Oct

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Family Day at dlr LexIcon

10:30 – 16:30, Sat 14 Oct

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

A Family Day will take place at dlr LexIcon, the library in Dun Laoghaire. It is the last Family Day for 2017 and it will run from 10:30 until 16:30 with lots of workshops, storytelling,a musical performance and an exhibition launch all tailored for children.

All events are free and while a Family Tour needed pre-registration, you might still get a space if there are no-shows.

The full programme is available as a downloadable PDF brochure here.

A brief summary is below:
+ 10:30 Yoga Storytime (Ages 3-8)
+ 11:00 Exhibition Launch
+ 11:00+12:30 Make an autumn-themed print workshop (Age: under 8)
+ 11:45 Yoga Storytime for Babies and Toddlers (Age: 5 mths+2 yrs)
+ 12:00+14:00 Pug-a-doodle-do shows
+ 12:00-15:30 Face Painting, Balloon Modelling + Glitter Tattoos
+ 12:30+14:00+15:30 Family Tours and workshops (might be booked out!)
+ 13:10+14:00 Mongoose A-capella concert
+ 14:30 Ceardlann Scealaiochta agus Ceardaiochta (Ages 3-7)
+ 14:30+15:45 Comic Workshop (Ages: 8-12)

Most workshops only have a max of 20 places and some even less. Admission is free on first come forst served. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

libraries.dlrcoco.ie/events-and-news/library-news/family-day-dlr-lexicon-sat-14th-october

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 14 Oct

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/

Creative Writing Class – Taster

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 14 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Yvonne Cullen, a superb creative writing teacher that has taught a LOT of Dublin Event Guide readers in the past, runs writing classes and workshops in Dublin and also writing holidays in Inishbofin and Inishturk.

To give you a chance to try out her class, she has scheduled a free taster classes on Saturday (14 October). To get a space on her taster class you will have to send a mail to yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com and tell Yvonne in one sentence why you would like to attend. Yvonne will get back to all successful applicants.

Find out more about her programmes via the link here: www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com/

www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com/

Maths in the City – Math Week

11:00 – 16:30, Sat 14 Oct

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Maths Week is starting on Saturday and to bring Maths closer to the people, Maths events will take place in the Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street area of Dublin. It is suitable for all ages.

www.mathsweek.ie/2017/events/maths-in-the-city-dublin

Terenure Bushy Park Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 14 Oct

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Bushy Park Market is taking place every weekk. The market has more than 30 stalls, offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

At Home with the Vikings – Drop-in activity

11:30 – 13:30, Sat 14 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

To celebrate Open House 2017 come to the museum and find out about the homes of Viking Dublin. Create your own Viking house and help build up the Viking town of Dublin.

Admission is free. Suitable for families with kids aged 7+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3430

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 14 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Clothes Swap & Upcycle Event

12:00, Sat 14 Oct

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

A ‘Swapsies’ clothes swap & t-shirt to bag upcycling workshop will take place and ‘Attention Attire’ will run a workshop transforming rescued festival camping gear into fashionable, weather-proof wears.

Admission is free. The schedule is Drop-in Workshop 12:00-16:00, Garment Upcycling 12:45-13:45 and Swap Shop 14:00-16:00.

voiceireland.org/general-news/dublin-library-of-things

Dublin Library of Things

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 14 Oct

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

Every Thursday (17:30-19:30), Saturday (12:00-16:00) and Sunday (12:00-16:00) the Dublin Library of Things will be open at the Food Co-op during National Re-Use Month (October) and November.

A Library of Things is a place where people can borrow items needed only on an occasional basis, or that are too bulky or costly to own. By sharing these items it reduces the need for material production and consumption and allows people to free up space in their homes and try new hobbies without the need to buy new supplies.

The Library of Things will work on a membership basis. Anyone can join and then take out items for up to one week. Borrowing items will be free however there will be deposits on items relative to the value of the item. The Library of Things will also act as a drop off and collection point for WeShare members (www.weshare.ie/), an online community where people can list items that have to share, or things that they need.

The items in the Library of Things will all be donated or loaned and therefore it depends on individuals and businesses what the library will have available. Ideal items are sewing machines, kitchen appliances, DIY tools, halloween costumes, craft materials, games and sports equipment and gardening equipment. If you have any useful items in good working order that you would like to loan or donate to the library of things, or have other suggestions or questions for us, contact them at dublinlibraryofthings@gmail.com. Volunteers are also needed to man the library.

www.facebook.com/events/162071731040108

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 14 Oct

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 14 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” and it will run from 12 October until 11 January. The exhibition looks at doomsday and emergency scenarios. How can we prepare for such a worst case situation? It is a very interesting exhibition that I recommend. Some exhibits need you to think/reflect a little, but that is a good thing! :-)

Exhibits are for example
+ 22 Doomsday Clocks that show how close we got to the end of the world in the period from 1945-2017
+ a series of drawings teaching basic skills for challenging situations
+ Pandemic Spreading patterns in a globalised world
+ Microbiome Ark (a small satellite that carries human microbiome on board to kickstart life on earth again after a disaster)
+ a selection of Manuals for Civilisation
The website below lists all exhibits and provides their explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

There is also a Situation Room where you can partake in a Catastrophe Citizen Assembly to decide on complex questions that could affect the survival of humanity. The Situation Room assembly will convene every hour. Check with the mediators how you can take part.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. For this exhibition, though, younger kids might need your help to understand some of the context.

I strongly suggest to use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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/icoe/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 14 Oct

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

The National Library’s History & Heritage – Tour

13:00, Sat 14 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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.

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

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 14 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Saturday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 14:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Sundays at 15:00

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

Diwali Concert – Northern Indian Classical Music

14:00, Sat 14 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Sougata Roy Chowdhury and Rupak Pandit will perform Indian classical music in the Chester Beatty Library. Sougata, is one of the finest sarod players and Rupak Pandit plays the percussion instrument tabla.

Admission is free.

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 14 Oct

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/events/

Indie Label Day – Market

14:00 – 18:00, Sat 14 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Indie Label Day is a day long fair, celebrating diy music and culture.

In the afternoon there will be pop-up stalls bringing together a range of independent record labels as well as artists, photographers, zine-makers and book-sellers. The market is an opportunity for labels and practitioners to sell physical merchandising. DJs will entertain during the afternoon.

Admission is free to the afternoon event.

In the evening an admission charge of EUR 5 has to be paid. There will be live performances from range of bands from some of the participating labels. Find the lineup on the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/indie-label-day/

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 14 Oct

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

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

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

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00 (next to the Trinity College Boat Club). For further information and to check that it is taking place, contact 01-8155914 (Farmleigh House).

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 14 Oct

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/

Retrofix – Gig

21:00, Sat 14 Oct

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

Retro Fix will play Jazz, Funk, Soul and Rock in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

Barefoot Magicians – Blues Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Sat 14 Oct

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Blues Groove band Barefoot Magicians will play a gig in the Beerhouse.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/beerhousedublin

Revolver – Gig

23:30, Sat 14 Oct

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Cover band Revolver is playing a gig in Porterhouse.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 15 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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 – Four Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 15 Oct

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 since last 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 with a reduced schedule over the winter. And since 02 April there will be tours again every Friday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 + 15:00 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 Oct

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 Oct

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/

National Treasures Roadshow

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Oct

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

The National Treasures team will be visiting Dublin on Sunday as part of an upcoming television series for RTÉ One, You are invited to submit historical objects that you might possess via this link and then come to the CHQ building and bring these items with you.

At the roadshow event, every object will be professionally photographed, their attached story logged and it will be added to the National Treasures digital archive. But don’t worry, you will keep your item and take it home with you. The National Treasures team only want pictures and the story.

The type of objects they are looking for are up to 100 years old and reveal an aspect of our history.

Find all information about the event and the objects on the website below.

Admission is free.

nationaltreasures.ie/

Open House Dublin 2017

10:00, Sun 15 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The yearly Open House Dublin event is organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation and it gives you an opportunity to visit buildings that you normally would never get access to on a guided tour that focuses on the architecture of the building and the reasons behind why it was build the way it is.

Open House Dublin starts already on Friday with a small number of tours/locations and the main days follow on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free to all buildings and a full list of participating venues can be found here: www.openhousedublin.com/index.php/listings

Some of the venues gave out tickets on a lottery basis only and the tickets are all given out now. Many other locations are running tours throughout the day and while you might have to queue for a little you will get in – unless you arrive too late in the day.

I strongly recommend this event, it is really great to get a chance to explore some of Dublin’s (iconic) buildings and to hear why the architects did what they did.

openhousedublin.com

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Last week of Sculpture in Context!!!

It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 15 Oct

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 15 Oct

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

Children’s Art Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 15 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Sunday (with a few exceptions) an art workshop takes place for children from 6-11 years of age. Admission is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The themes for the workshop are:
15 October: Medieval Life
05 November: Make a Collage
12 November: Paint a Winter Scene
19 November: Story Telling
26 November: Harry the Hedgehog with Dale Treadwell

phoenixpark.ie/event/childrens-art-cart/?instance_id=15

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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

The next Rumble in the Jumble Market will take place this Sunday. It is a flea market with arts, crafts, vintage, vinyl and more.

Admission is free.

Also check out the Brocante Vintage and Furniture Market in the Green Door Market on the other side of Teelings Destillery.

www.facebook.com/Ruble-In-The-Jumble-Market-162517864316970/

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 15 Oct

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: On a pedestal

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-workshop-pedestal

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 15 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 15 Oct

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/

Dublin Library of Things

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Oct

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

Every Thursday (17:30-19:30), Saturday (12:00-16:00) and Sunday (12:00-16:00) the Dublin Library of Things will be open at the Food Co-op during National Re-Use Month (October) and November.

A Library of Things is a place where people can borrow items needed only on an occasional basis, or that are too bulky or costly to own. By sharing these items it reduces the need for material production and consumption and allows people to free up space in their homes and try new hobbies without the need to buy new supplies.

The Library of Things will work on a membership basis. Anyone can join and then take out items for up to one week. Borrowing items will be free however there will be deposits on items relative to the value of the item. The Library of Things will also act as a drop off and collection point for WeShare members (www.weshare.ie/), an online community where people can list items that have to share, or things that they need.

The items in the Library of Things will all be donated or loaned and therefore it depends on individuals and businesses what the library will have available. Ideal items are sewing machines, kitchen appliances, DIY tools, halloween costumes, craft materials, games and sports equipment and gardening equipment. If you have any useful items in good working order that you would like to loan or donate to the library of things, or have other suggestions or questions for us, contact them at dublinlibraryofthings@gmail.com. Volunteers are also needed to man the library.

www.facebook.com/events/162071731040108

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 15 Oct

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

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 15 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” and it will run from 12 October until 11 January. The exhibition looks at doomsday and emergency scenarios. How can we prepare for such a worst case situation? It is a very interesting exhibition that I recommend. Some exhibits need you to think/reflect a little, but that is a good thing! :-)

Exhibits are for example
+ 22 Doomsday Clocks that show how close we got to the end of the world in the period from 1945-2017
+ a series of drawings teaching basic skills for challenging situations
+ Pandemic Spreading patterns in a globalised world
+ Microbiome Ark (a small satellite that carries human microbiome on board to kickstart life on earth again after a disaster)
+ a selection of Manuals for Civilisation
The website below lists all exhibits and provides their explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

There is also a Situation Room where you can partake in a Catastrophe Citizen Assembly to decide on complex questions that could affect the survival of humanity. The Situation Room assembly will convene every hour. Check with the mediators how you can take part.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. For this exhibition, though, younger kids might need your help to understand some of the context.

I strongly suggest to use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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/icoe/

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 15 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a Family Tour in the National Gallery. There are plenty of other tours, but this one is tailored for children and their parents/guardians.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square Information Desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-3

Portrait of a Gallery – Documentary Screening

12:30 – 14:15, Sun 15 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a screening of the documentary “Portrait of a Gallery” about the National Gallery’s renovation. Adrian McCarthy, the documentary’s producer and director, will give an introduction.

Admission is free, but seats are limited.

www.nationalgallery.ie/film-portrait-gallery

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 15 Oct

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

The cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Among those buried there are Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly and Thomas Clarke. This tour every Sunday will focus on the context of the Rising and explore in detail the wording of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

No booking necessary. The meeting point is inside the cemetery gates.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 15 Oct

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!

This week, the Dublin Sketchers meet at the National Botanic Gardens for the last week of Sculptures in Context.

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 15 Oct

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

Life and Art of Nathaniel Hone (1831-1917) – Talk

14:00, Sun 15 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

A lecture celebrating the life of and art of Nathaniel Hone (1831-1917) with Jessica Fahy will take place.

Admission is free,

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1859-lecturenathanielhone

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Oct

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 Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 15 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday in the Hugh Lane Gallery and admission is free.

Families are invited to explore and respond together the gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or use the drawing materials provided. There will be a different topic every week and all topics until 28 Jan are listed on the website below.

Admission is free and no booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/1787-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub

Set Your Stage – Family Workshop

14:30 – 16:00, Sun 15 Oct

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

Join artist Deirdre Rogers for a family workshop using art materials from ReCreate to create your own mini stage set. Design your own little theatre or costume inspired by the exhibitions and architecture of Collins Barracks.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6777444. Suitable for families with children 6-12

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3489

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 15 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 15:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Saturdays at 14:00

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 15 Oct

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

Open House Junior 8+ Workshop

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

At this workshop – led by artist Eimear Murphy – Children aged 8+ can come up with their own constructions, reflecting elements that they feel a gallery should have.

Admission is free (look out for Open House Dublin volunteers in the Sculpture Courtyard).

www.nationalgallery.ie/open-house-junior-8-workshop

The Art of Käthe Kollwitz – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 15 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“‘Never have I done any work without Passion’ – the art of Käthe Kollwitz” is a talk by Dr Annette Seeler, author and art historian, in association with the National Gallery exhibition “Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War”

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/never-have-i-done-any-work-without-passion-art-kathe-kollwitz

The Sunday Melt Sessions – Gigs

15:00 – 21:00, Sun 15 Oct

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

The Sunday Melt Sessions in the Mezz is a whole afternoon of bands, acoustic acts, spoken word, DJs and more. The line up is available via the FB Event Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/The-Sunday-Melt-Sessions-346120635802354/

Wild Pollinator Talk

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 15 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A talk about wild pollinators will be given and this will be followed by a bumblebee walk if the weather is good enough.

Find out more details via the website below.

Admission is free.

phoenixpark.ie/event/wild-pollinator-presentation-for-october/?instance_id=3

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 18:30, Sun 15 Oct

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. Donations are appreciated

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/342398452898156

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 15 Oct

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.

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 15 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 15 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 15 Oct

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 15 Oct

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

Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin – Gig

21:00, Sun 15 Oct

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

Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin are playing Delta Blues in Bray,

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/dermot-byrne-danny-tobin1

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 15 Oct

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 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 15 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 16 Oct

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Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 16 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Last week of Sculpture in Context!!!

It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 16 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 16 Oct

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/

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13:00, Mon 16 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Women Should Be Both Seen & Heard – Seminar

13:00, Mon 16 Oct

Global Room, Watts Building, Trinity College Dublin

The next talk in the “Women should be Bosth Seen & Heard” series of events is a talk by Ciaran Devlin. (Please note, his talk includes a word that is a red flag for every spam filter, so I have to obfuscate the word by spelling it wrong, otherwise this e-mail will be blocked.) He will talk about “Gender and Seksuality through the screen: Exploring the Role of Gender and Seksuality with Gaming and Potential applications”.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/women-should-be-both-seen-and-heard-seminar-6-tickets-37688353881?ref=devg

Prof Wendelin Werner in conversation – Math Week

16:30 – 17:30, Mon 16 Oct

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Prof Wendelin Werner will give this year’s Hamilton Lecture at TCD at 19:30 on Monday, but this lecure is not free AND it is already sold out. However before his lecture he will be in the Royal Irish Academy and will be interviewed by Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin (Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics & Statistics at TCD).

Following the interview, the Hamilton Prize in Mathematics will be presented to the most gifted mathematics students.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/hamilton-day-public-discussion-tickets-37836024568?ref=devg

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 16 Oct

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 website below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/dlr-lexicon-introduction-to-3d-printing-tickets-37651261938?ref=devg

Table Top – Board Game Night

18:30, Mon 16 Oct

Token, 72-74 Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

The Table Top Board Games night is taking place again. Lots of games are available and you can also bring your own.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/GirlsGetGaming/

Fear, Functionality and Freedom: Electricity comes to Ireland

18:45, Mon 16 Oct

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

The dlr Lexicon library in Dun Laoghaire is currently showing an exhibition called “Fear, Functionality and Freedom: Electricity comes to Ireland”. It shows old electrical devices from when Ireland was electrified: Washing machine, oven, vaccuum cleaner, blow dryer etc are on display and the advertisement that the ESB used to overcome the fear people had about electricity.

On Monday a series of talks in connection with this exhibition will take place:

+ Deirdre McParland, Senior Archivist at the ESB, ‘Charting social change through ESB advertising’.
+ Lorna Sixsmith, author How to be a Perfect Farm Wife, ‘Electricity and the Farm Wife’
+ Owen Davies, Professor of Social History at the University of Hertfordshire, ‘Supernatural Fear’
+ Ciara Meehan, Head of History at the University of Hertfordshire, ‘From Functionality to Freedom: Electricity in the Home’.

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

The shocking thing for me is how super late Ireland was electrified. The “Rural Electrification” scheme in Ireland was only done from 1946 and 1979. :-O

www.eventbrite.ie/e/electric-generations-fear-functionality-and-freedom-electricity-comes-to-ireland-tickets-38077083582?ref=devg

No Hunger – Candlelight Vigil

19:00, Mon 16 Oct

Famine Memorial, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

A human chain of lights will be created on Custom House Quay between the Famine Statues and the “17 October Human Rights and Poverty Stone” to link the Zero Hunger Day (World Food Day) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (16 and 17 October).

Find all details on the website below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/no-hunger-no-poverty-candlelight-vigil-and-chain-of-lights-tickets-38521828827?ref=devg

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 16 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:00, Mon 16 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Great news the great duo of Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan have found a new home. Originally they played a weekly gig in JJ Smyth’s until it closed and now they will perform in the Leeson Lounge and the same day as before.

They will play 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.facebook.com/The-Leeson-Lounge-114810058553792/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 16 Oct

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 Oct

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/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 16 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

That’s It Recordings is an open mic every Monday at Sin E. Just turn up and play. Sign up before 22:00 to ensure you get a slot. Bring a USB stick along and you will get a recording of your music to take home.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/thats-it-open-mic-5/

Tuesday 17 Oct

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UN End Poverty Day – Morning Events

10:00, Tue 17 Oct

Famine Memorial, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

A number of events take place on the UN End Poverty Day:

11:00 Former Ambassador to the UN David Donoghue will join pupils, students, development workers, activists and community members on Custom House Quay to launch 17 Global Goals Boat on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ Day for the Eradication of Poverty (UN End Poverty Day (see www.17october.ie).

11:17 The song “Something inside so strong” will be sung and live streamed to schools & clubs nationwide. Groups, Schools, people nationwide will be invited to join in.

Guest speakers will be delegates from communities facing persistent poverty in Ireland, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the French Ambassador and the 17 builders of mini-boats.

An Artistic workshop will be facilitated from 10:00 and the formal ceremony will start at 11:00. The event will be live streamed on www.poverty-stop.org

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/276138756225842/

Interactive Maths with MACCA – Maths Week

10:30 – 16:00, Tue 17 Oct

UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

Join the Maths Museum of Catalonia for a day of maths puzzles! The museum is run by retired maths teacher Guido Ramellini and a team of volunteers. The museum has a permanent exhibition of “Mathematical Experiences” and do guided tours and workshops for school groups. They will be in UCD for a day of interactive Maths and 3rd level students and the public (that’s you and me!) are invited.

www.mathsweek.ie/2017/events/interactive-maths-with-macca

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 17 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Ireland and The Russian Revolutions – City Hall Lunchtime Talks

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 17 Oct

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A series of lunchtime talks about the Russian Revolution in 1917 will take place in Dublin City Hall. Admission is free and no booking required, but there are only 130 seats. Doors open at 12:30. Bring your own headphones for enhanced sound.

The talks are:
+ 03 Oct: The October Revolution: Bolshevik Dreams and Russian Realities by Dr Judith Devlin, Dept. of History, UCD
+ 10 Oct: Ireland responds to the Russian Revolution: Backing the Bolsheviks by Donal Fallon, Historian, Dublin City Council
+ 17 Oct: Red Scares and Rebels: Ireland and Communism 1917-1937 by Dr Brian Hanley, Author and Historian
+ 24 Oct: The Czarist Crown Jewels and the Irish State by Dr Michael Quinn, Author and Historian
+ 31 Oct: The Russian Revolutions: Cultural reactions in Ireland by Prof Justin Doherty, Dept. of Russian, TCD

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

Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown – Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 17 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a free pop-up talk in front of Pompeo Batoni’s “Joseph Leeson, later 1st Earl of Milltown” with Valerie Alexander.

Admission is free. Meet in front of the painting in Room 45.

www.nationalgallery.ie/joseph-leeson-later-1st-earl-milltown

Jailbird & Jezebel Film

15:00, Tue 17 Oct

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Rathmines Library will show a film themed around “Jailbirds & Jezebels” every Tuesday in October. Unfortunately they don’t tell us which film it will be, but you have to ring to finfd out on 01-497 3539.

Admission is free.

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

Dobbs and the Tiger: George Yeats’s Genius – Talk

19:00, Tue 17 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “Dobbs and the Tiger: Georgie Yeats’s Genius” with Prof. Margaret Mills Harper (Glucksman Professor in Contemporary Writing in English at University of Limerick) will explore the life of Georgie Hyde Lees on the centenary of her marriage to W.B. Yeats in this week in 1917.

Admission is free.

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

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 17 Oct

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/

UN End Poverty Day – Evening Events – Singing Session

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 17 Oct

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

To celebrate the dignity of people living in poverty and to mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty, ATD Ireland invites you to join the final event of the www.poverty-stop.org Campaign.

The evening will gather members of various choirs and people facing hardship because of poverty in a “When Voices Unite” singing session.

Admission is free and all details can be found on the website below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/when-voices-unite-to-leave-no-one-behind-tickets-38531812689?ref=devg

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 17 Oct

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

Camden Comedy is a weekly comedy night on a Tuesday that I only found recently.

Every Tuesday they have a whole range of comedians and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 17 Oct

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

Synesthesia Talk Series: Illumination

20:00, Tue 17 Oct

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Another edition of the popular Synesthesia talks in the Liquor Rooms (in collaboration with The Fumbally Exchange) will take place and te theme this month is “Illumination” and is everything to do with our sense of sight.

Admission is free.

liquorrooms.wpengine.com/calendar/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 17 Oct

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.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Maths made Interesting – Alchemist Cafe in Maths Week

20:30, Tue 17 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Maths Week Ireland is happening from 14-22 October and the Alchemist Cafe is bringing Rob Eastway to Dublin. He is an an internationally renowned populariser of maths through books, broadcasting and presentations. He has written 18 books and is the director of Maths Inspiration.

The title of his talk is not revealed but you can be guaranteed that he will find a way to make Math interesting!

Admission is free and free finger food will be provided.

www.alchemistcafedublin.com/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 17 Oct

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 Oct

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

The Trad Stage – Open Mic

21:00 – 23:30, Tue 17 Oct

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Trad Stage is a weekly Open Mic event in the Tivoli Backstage venue. Musicians are invited to perform live in front of an interested audience. Performances are primarily of Irish Traditional Music and Folk Singing, however it is possible to also see performances of traditional music from all over the world as well as performances of original compositions from local and international musicians.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetradstage/

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 17 Oct

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 Oct

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 18 Oct

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 18 Oct

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/

Photo Detectives – Guided tour

11:00, Wed 18 Oct

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

A guided tour will take place in the National Photographic Archive: “Delve into this exhibition that celebrates the work and play of the lively, online community who investigate our photographs on Flickr. Who are our Photo Detectives? What do they find out? How does it all work? Join Seán Mulligan, one of our Flickr experts for this tour as he revelas the stories behind the images.”

Admission is free.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 18 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 18 Oct

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/

Behind the Walls of the Natural History Museum – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Wed 18 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The talk “Behind the Walls of the Natural History Museum” by Museum Curator of Geology, Dr Matthew Parkes, will reveal a few hidden geology gems of the collections: Minerals, fossils, meteorites and rocks are all part of the geodiversity the National Museum holds.

The event will happen in the Kildare Room in the Museum of Archaeology on Kildare St. Admission is free, but booking is required via educationnh@museum.ie or 01 6486 316. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3502

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 18 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Abortion in 1960s Irish women’s magazines – Talk

16:00 – 17:00, Wed 18 Oct

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

“Britain’s Bloody Mistake: Representations of Abortion in 1960s Irish women’s magazines” is a lecture by Dr Ciara Meehan (University of Hertfordshire) as part of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History’s Research Seminar Series.

Admission is free. A discussion will follow the lecture.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=125318469

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 18 Oct

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

Duff Hart-Davis: Never Say NO – RDS Library Speaker Series

18:30, Wed 18 Oct

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

The widely-experienced author and journalist, Duff Hart-Davis has written or edited over 50 books. In this talk, he will describe how he followed a policy of never refusing a good offer – whether it was to drive to the Crimea in the depths of the Cold War or to fly in a supersonic Lightning fighter.

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

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/414

Poetry Wednesday

18:30, Wed 18 Oct

Inchicore Library, 34 Emmet Road, Dublin 8

‘Poetry Wednesday’ is a series of poetry readings held in Inchicore Library on a monthly basis. Paul Murrary will read a selection of his poetry.

To read your poem at the Open Mic event, book your place via inchicorelibrary@dublincity.ie or 01-453 3793.

Admission is free.

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

Speaking Words with author Peter Cunningham

18:30, Wed 18 Oct

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

At this “Speaking Words: Poetry and prose readings of writers own work” event, Novelist Peter Cunningham will read from his new novel “Acts of Allegiance”,

Admission is free and there will be refreshments and chat from 18:00.

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

Reformation Hedge School – History Ireland Hedge School

19:00, Wed 18 Oct

St. Werburgh’s Church, Werburgh Street, Dublin 8

A History Ireland Hedge School will take place and discuss the Reformation that happened 500 years ago this year.

Tommy Graham, Editor of History Ireland magazine, will lead a discussion panel that will include Adrian Empey (C of I Historical Soc.), John McCafferty (UCD), Alison Forrestal (NUIG), Gesa Thiessen (TCD).

Admission is free.

www.historyireland.com/hedge-schools/

Candlelit Tales – Storytelling

19:30, Wed 18 Oct

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

Master storytellers Candlelit Tales will tell you stories “Through the Veil”.

“At Samhain the veil between our world and the next flutters and on these windy nights all manner of creatures can slip through, or an unwary traveller could find themselves in a strange place.”

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 18 Oct

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 Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 18 Oct

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Dwarf Jar House Trio (Daniel Rorke (sax), Cormac O’Brien (bass) and Matthew Jacobson(drums)) will play a weekly Jazz gig every Wednesday in Dwarf Jar Cafe and they usually have one or more guest musicians or singers supporting them.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 18 Oct

The Front Door, 15 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 18 Oct

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 18 Oct

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 Sketch Pistols – Comedy & Punk Rock

20:30, Wed 18 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Comedy and Punk Rock will be provided by The Sketch Pistols in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-sketch-pistols-2/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 18 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 18 Oct

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 Oct

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).

Chocolate Flake – Gig

22:00, Wed 18 Oct

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The Porterhouse Pubs have live music every day of the week and on Wednesday the band “Chocolate Flake” is playing a gig.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 19 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Last week of Sculpture in Context!!!

It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 19 Oct

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the cemetery gates.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information.

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 19 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 19 Oct

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

How to Start your own Fashion Label – Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Thu 19 Oct

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

At the talk “How to Start your own Fashion Label” in the Central Library, Fashion Designer Jennifer Rothweil will talk about Business plans, Financing Your Business, Designing your collection, Brand image and marketing, Pricing structure and cash flow, Trade shows and selling your designs.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via businesslibrary@dublincity.ie or 01 8733996

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

Dublin Library of Things

17:30 – 19:30, Thu 19 Oct

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

Every Thursday (17:30-19:30), Saturday (12:00-16:00) and Sunday (12:00-16:00) the Dublin Library of Things will be open at the Food Co-op during National Re-Use Month (October) and November.

A Library of Things is a place where people can borrow items needed only on an occasional basis, or that are too bulky or costly to own. By sharing these items it reduces the need for material production and consumption and allows people to free up space in their homes and try new hobbies without the need to buy new supplies.

The Library of Things will work on a membership basis. Anyone can join and then take out items for up to one week. Borrowing items will be free however there will be deposits on items relative to the value of the item. The Library of Things will also act as a drop off and collection point for WeShare members (www.weshare.ie/), an online community where people can list items that have to share, or things that they need.

The items in the Library of Things will all be donated or loaned and therefore it depends on individuals and businesses what the library will have available. Ideal items are sewing machines, kitchen appliances, DIY tools, halloween costumes, craft materials, games and sports equipment and gardening equipment. If you have any useful items in good working order that you would like to loan or donate to the library of things, or have other suggestions or questions for us, contact them at dublinlibraryofthings@gmail.com. Volunteers are also needed to man the library.

www.facebook.com/events/162071731040108

Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

18:00, Thu 19 Oct

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

European Commission for Transport Violeta Bulc and MEP Brian Hayes are inviting to a discussion about the Future of Europe with specific (but not exclusive) focus on transport, mobility and passenger rights.

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

ec.europa.eu/ireland/events/thursday-19-october-citizens-dialogue-on-the-future-of-europe_en

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 19 Oct

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

Every Thursday the Little Museum of Dublin waives their admission charges for two guided tours thanks to sponsorship from Guinness. The first tour is at 18:00 and the second tour is at 19:00. Make sure that you are there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to get one of the limited places.

The Little Museum of Dublin has a fascinating collection of artefacts from the last 100 years Dublin’s history.

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 7 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 19 Oct

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

Twice every year, the Central Library together with the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City are running a series of six free Business Lectures for everybody who wants to start or grow a business. The lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

The next series will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 21 Sept and 26 October.

Admission is free, but booking is required here. All topics and speakers are listed on that same website, but to make it easier for you, they are also here:

21 Sept: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
28 Sept: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
05 Oct: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
12 Oct: Managing your Online Presence – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
19 Oct: Financial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs
26 Oct: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Starting-a-Business/Library-Talks/

Haiku – Gig

19:00 – 23:00, Thu 19 Oct

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

The band “Haiku” will play a gig and launch their EP in the Bowery.

It looks like admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 19 Oct

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 Oct

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

The Thursday Night Board Gaming event is running for more than 10 years already and it is a weekly event for all Board Game enthusiasts. But even if you are a Board Game newbie, you are welcome. Just come along! More information can be found here: www.meetup.com/IrishGamesAssociation/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Open Mic with Al Finnegan

19:30, Thu 19 Oct

Finnegan’s Pub, 1 Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

At this Open Mic event with Al Finnegan, you can bring something to read, or just join in and listen to other people’s new writing,

You can read up to three poems, or for up to 5 minutes of prose, either a small piece or an extract. To secure a spot contact the Dalkey Creates Festival by email with ‘Open Mic’ in the subject line. Find all details on the websiste below.

www.dalkeycreates.com/events

Making Sense of the Iridaceae – Talk

20:00, Thu 19 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Making Sense of the Iridaceae” with Julian Sutton (Desirable Plants Nursery, Devon, UK) will give a ‘botanist turned nursery-man’ view of the Iridaceae family. Specialising in herbaceous perennials, Julian and Sarah Sutton’s intend to list a range of interesting plants from a large collection, amongst which are Gladiolus, Tritonia and other South African Iridaceae.

Admission is free and the event is organised with the Irish Garden Plant Society and the Alpine Garden Society.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#19Oct

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 19 Oct

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

A Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. On Thursdays teams 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/events/table-quiz-thursdays-7/2017-05-11/

BIMM Showcase – Gig

21:00, Thu 19 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The music college BIMM has organised a showcase night in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/bimm-showcase-night/

Miles Graham – Gig

21:00, Thu 19 Oct

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

Miles Graham will play Funk / Soul / Indie at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/miles-graham2

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 19 Oct

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

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 19 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Luna Boys are in the Mercantile for a gig every Thursday night.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 19 Oct

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 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 19 Oct

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 Oct

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 Oct

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

Short Story Competition Winner Announcement

21:30, Thu 19 Oct

Finnegan’s Pub, 1 Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Dalkey Creates Festival will open on Friday and as part of the opening night the winner of this year’s Dalkey Creates Short Story Competition will be announced at this event.

Admission is free.

www.dalkeycreates.com/events

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 19 Oct

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 Oct

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Magazine Fort – Four Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 20 Oct

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 since last 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 with a reduced schedule over the winter. And since 02 April there will be tours again every Friday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 + 15:00 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

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 20 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Last week of Sculpture in Context!!!

It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 07 Sept and will run until 20 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 20 Oct

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2017.

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

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

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 20 Oct

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 20 Oct

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

Why Study Abroad? – The Value of International Experience – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 20 Oct

Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Margaret Stuart, VP of Blackberry (Canada) will talk about “The Value of International Experience” when studying abroad.

Admission will be free.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/40338.html

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2017

16:30, Fri 20 Oct

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dublin Animation Film Festival 2ß17 will take place in Dun Laoghaire on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October. On Saturday two free short film screenings and a prize giving ceremony will take place in the Pavilion Theatre and pre-bookng is required via this link: www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/dublin-animation-film-festival

Unfortuantely I was unable to find out what happens on Friday. So you will have to search yourself on the website below. Maybe there is only one Masterclass on Friday, which is already booked out??

dublinanimationfilmfestival.com/

Critical Media Literacy: Who Needs It? – Talk

18:00, Fri 20 Oct

Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

The Centre for Critical Media Literacy in DIT is running a conference on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October and admission to the Friday evening event is free. On that evening Dr Richard Barbook, author of Jeremy Corbyn’s 2016 ‘Digital Democracy Manifesto’ will give the keynote entitled “Critical Media Literacy: Who Needs It?”

Registration for Friday is not required. Find all information about the two day event on the website below.

www.criticalmedialiteracy.org

No Bones About It – Comedy Night

19:00, Fri 20 Oct

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

A Comedy night called “No Bones about it” is taking place every Friday in the Generator Hostel and admission is free.

Find out more details and line-up on the Facebook page below.

www.facebook.com/nobonescomedy/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 20 Oct

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

Arlandria – Foo Fighters Tribute – Gig

20:00, Fri 20 Oct

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

Arlandria, a Foo Fighters Tribute Band will bring their high energy show to the Bowery.

Admission seems to be free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Tackling Cancer – Talk

20:00, Fri 20 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The ltalk “Tackling ‘The Emperor of all Maladies’; Cancer – A Journey of Discovery from Bench to Clinic” with Prof Tracy Robson (Head of Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) will take place on Friday.

The lecture will focus on how a novel human protein, called FKBPL, that occurs naturally in the body, has a unique ability to inhibit tumour blood vessel development, thereby stopping tumour growth and metastasis. A therapeutic peptide-based drug derived from the protein that has been designed to harness its therapeutic effects has entered Phase I/II cancer clinical trials. Professor Robson and her team have also acquired new data which suggests that this protein and drug also have a unique ability to target cancer stem cells; a type of tumour cell which is resistant to standard therapy. Prof. Robson will summarise this ‘bench to bedside’ research, highlighting how this dual activity may be therapeutically advantageous clinically.

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#20Oct

Brenda Bourke – Piano and Song

21:00, Fri 20 Oct

Dalkey Duck, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Dalkey’s newest venue is presenting a live music programme at the Dalkey Creates festival.

On Friday Brenda Bourke will play piano and sing. You are welcome – even encouraged – to join her around the piano and sing along to some favourite tunes.

Admission is free.

www.dalkeycreates.com/events

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 20 Oct

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/

The Clavinists – Gig

21:00, Fri 20 Oct

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

The Clavinists are playing a gig of gypsy/blues/folk/rock/mountain/EasternEuropean.

Admission is free.

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

The Sound Feed presents… – Gig

21:00, Fri 20 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Sound Feed will present their monthly showcase of independent Irish musical talent in Sin E. The line-up on the website is for a prior event as it seems and the newest is not listed, but maybe they will update the website before the event?

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-sound-feed/

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 20 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Gavin Povey and The Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops” will play New Orleans style Piano Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’ Roll. Gavin Povey has played piano with Van Morrison, Finbar Wright, Kirsty MacColl, Steve Cropper, Shakin’ Stevens and many more.

Admission is free.

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

Jailbirds – Gig

22:30, Fri 20 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The rock band “Jailbirds” will play a gig in Whelan’s at midnight.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-jailbirds/

SoulPower – Gig

23:00, Fri 20 Oct

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

SoulPower are an amazing 9-piece band! They will blow you away with their high-energy show, good vibe music and the immense talent in that band. Expect Soul and Funk from the finest (i.e. James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin & more).

I know the band well and strongly recommend their gigs!

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Events Coming Up

Samhain 2017 – Haunted Forest Walk – Wristband Collection

Sat 21 + 28 October from 08:00

Marlay Park Market

On 29 October the yearly Haunted Forest Walk will take place in Marlay Park. It is a spooky 1.7km walk for parents with children and that event is hugely popular. So much that free admission is only possible with a wristband. The walks will happen between 15:30 and 20;30.

Wristbands have to be collected at the Marlay Park Market on 21 or 28 October and half of them will be given out on the first Saturday and the other half on the second Saturday. Once the wristbands are given out (and the distribution already starts at 08:00) that’s it!

Wristbands are given out for the exact timeslot of the Haunted Forest Walk and max. 6 can be given out per family.

If you want to go to the event, you HAVE to get wristbands! Check out the rules again here: events.dlrcoco.ie/event/samhain-2017-0

Haunted Homes: The Contemporary Uncanny in Words, Music and Peformance – Farmleigh House Event

27 October – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Farmleigh House Writer-in-Residence Mia Gallagher invites you to a Halloween inspired eveningwith singer/actor Bronagh Gallagher (who was in The Commitments), writer June Caldwell (“Room Little Darker”) and a short extract from Philip St John’s play “Temptress”.

Dressing-up is encouraged. Come as your favourite ghost, monster, sorceress or other dark thing.

Admission is free, but tickets are allocated by lottery. To apply for tickets send an e-mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie Winners will receive two free tickets and ONLY winners will be notified.

Closing date for the ticket entry is Monday 16 October at 17:00.

Find more details at farmleigh.ie/events/Title,38361,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

08+14+15+22+29 October

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

This month, the walks will be on 08+14+15+22+29 October. Two of these 5 walks are in the Dublin Mountains but not organised by the Dublin Mountain Partnership. Still, you will find all the relvant information on their website above.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Theatre Festival: 28 Sept-15 Oct

Red Line Book Festival: 11-15 Oct

Dublin Workers Film Festival: 20-21 Oct

Dalkey Creates Festival: 19-22 October

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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!

Minister of Finance’s “Me Me Me Me!” at Budget Speech

On Tuesday the Budget 2018 was announced by the Minister of Finance Paschal Donohoe. He was talking for about 1 hour about the state of the country, the future of the economy and about all the changes that 2018 will bring regarding taxes, charges, social welfare, minimum salary, subsidies etc.

It wasn’t an exciting speech and it is certainly not an exciting budget and since most aspects were already “leaked” beforehand, there were very very few surprises. As it seems, everybody will get a bit more money, but it is a tiny amount of money so no big parties!

Richard Boyd Barrett from People Before Profit is not someone I usually agree with, but in this case he was spot on. He said “This is a budget of crumbs.”

The only thing that got my blood boiling, but I will write about that another time, is the nonsensical sugar tax that will be introduced in April 2018.

Today, though, I want to point out another odd thing. Why is it that all Finance Ministers suffer from an ego-syndrome when they announce the budget. The current minister is not the first one that constantly talked about “I will….”, “I have decided…”, “I am increasing…”, “I am allocating….”, “I am providing….”. What is this nonsense?

No Minister of Finance makes these decisions on his own. He needs to agree them with the Taoiseach, other ministers, coalition partners and in the current government even with the Fianna Fail opposition and before all that, the whole work was done not by the Minister but the employees in his department. So would a “we” not be more appropriate than the constant “I, i, i,….” or “me, me, me, me” focus?

Politicians are odd animals anyway and nearly all are power hungry beasts, but the budget speech is a special ego trip every year, it seems.

I know you will not click on this link. ;-) But in case you want to read the whole speech, you will find it here.

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