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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is Dublin's most popular event magazine that focuses on the vast amount of cultural events for no admission charges. It is a weekly e-mail magazine that lists, describes and recommends 170-200 free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area. Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups are included.

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has currently more than 23,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

This site contains the newest edition below and is updated as soon as it is completed (usually at Friday late at night). If you are reading this and the newest version of the "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is not here yet, please come back a little later!

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 24. September 2016:


Dublin Event Guide 484: Canalaphonic, Festival of History, SEEING Exhibition, Tribute Music Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 484 | 23 September 2016

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

This week I changed my “work flow” but then suddenly a HUGE amount of free events turned up and the best plan to send this e-mail magazine sooner than normal was turned on its head.

Some great events (I have found more than 230 this week!! Canalaphonic and the Dublin History Festival are the biggest this week. But there is lots more!

I will publish this week’s Dublin Event Guide again in two stages: First I will update the smartphone app and the website, then I will add more events and once all is completed, the e-mail will be sent to you. But I seriously believe that I might have found a way to improve things. Watch this space!!! :-)

This is the FINAL edition.

The month is now nearly over, but I still need EUR 60 to cover the bills for September. Not looking good this month!? I need your help with that, so if you can help in any way, your help will also be VERY much appreciated!!! Make a difference here!

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

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot quote is an Anthony Robbins quote again and I might post a few more from him in the next few months, because I will go to his Unleash The Power Within (UPW) event in London in April next year and I will probably not be able to hold back from sharing a few bits with you.

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results. – Tony Robbins

I know that lots of people would love to go to Anthony Robbins events, but they do cost a bit of money and the event is in London. But if you do want to go, then book before the 30 September. Afterwards the price will go up by GBP 200!!

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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 promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend the highlights are definitely the Canalaphonic Music and Culture Festival with focus in Rathmines (but also in Whelan’s) and the Dublin History Festival in Dublin Castle. But also keep in mind that it is the last weekend for the current Science Gallery exhibition SEEING. It will close on Sunday, so your last chance. A less obvious pick is the open day at the Dublin Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (DSMEE) in Marlay Park. For model railway renthusiasts this is a must!

During the week, check out Probe (next Friday) and the History events for the Dublin History Festival are continuing.

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Competitions

Alice in Wonderland – Ice Show – Ticket Competition

Thursday 24 November 2016 – 15:30
National Show Centre, Swords

Not just one but two amazing shows are coming to Dublin in November. “Alice in Wonderland on Ice” and “Dracula on Ice” will be performed in the National Show Centre by Russia’s Ice Vision performers from 24-27 November and it will be a unique opportunity to see these professional Russian Skaters performing the shows. Ice Vision is based in St. Petersburg and they will be the very first time in Ireland. Have a look at the Dublin News section this week, to find out even more.

Tickets are already available on Ticketmaster and I expect that this event will sell out soon because it is so unique. Go to www.ticketmaster.ie/Alice-In-Wonderland-On-Ice-tickets/artist/5200464 to find tickets for Alice in Wonderland and to www.ticketmaster.ie/Dracula-On-Ice-tickets/artist/5200466 to find Dracula on Ice tickets.

The organisers of these two events gave me a pair of tickets for the “Alice in Wonderland” show and if you want to win this pair of tickets, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with ALICE in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. In addition you need to include the name of the city where the Ice Vision Production Company is based. Your mail has to be with me by 05 October.

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Ice Shows “Alice in Wonderland” and “Dracula on Ice” in specially created Ice Rink in Dublin

Two ice shows are coming to Dublin in November and you will probably start hearing about them soon. The production company is Ice Vision from St. Petersburg and to enable them to bring their shows to Dublin, the local organisers (www.mcaevents.ie) specially have to build a professional ice rink. They will do that in the National Show Centre in Swords and the shows “Alice in Wonderland on Ice” and “Dracula on Ice” will be performed in the National Show Centre from 24-27 November.

By the way: You might wonder why they couldn’t just use the technology that our Christmas Season ice rinks in Dublin use every year!? The reason is that professional ice skaters for a high performance show need ice that is a lot colder and therefore harder than the normal hobbyist ice rinks. That’s why they will bring truck loads of equipment to Swords for just four days.

Russia’s Ice Vision production company is using a huge video background scenery in which the ice skaters then move around.

The Musical arrangement for both productions has been created by Petersburg composer Alexey Galinski who has also composed for shows “Princess Anastasia” and “The Nutcracker and the Dark Lord”. Alexey was also the composer of “Olympia”, written for the figure skating demonstrations at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Tickets are available on ticketmaster.ie (look for “Alice on Wonderland on ice” and “Dracula on ice”) and you can even win a pair of tickets in the Competition section of this Dublin Event Guide.

Building Ireland – TV Series

A new TV documentary series that will explore and explain how Ireland’s “greatest building and engineering achievements” came to be, and the impact they had on the development of towns and cities will start on Friday 30 September on RTE One at 20:30. The series will run for six weeks and will cover (Week 1 to 6):

Spike Island. Cork
Kilkenny Castle
Ardnacrusha Power Station
Kerry Tourism
Dublin’s Distilleries
Galway’s Corrib Canal

Only one programme about Dublin, but a few more interesting ones from other parts of Ireland. However, I was surprised reading what will be covered. They don’t all sound like the “greatest building and engineering achievements”. Kilkenny Castle? Dublin’s Distilleries? And the oddest one: “Kerry Tourism”? Is that really the best there is?

www.facebook.com/BuildingIreland

Opportunities

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

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Read the full article here.

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If you are regularly or occasionaly organising events, keep an eye on the Eventbrite blog. It covers a wide variety of event-related and event-relevant topics that can help you hugely! Read more here.

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Voices of Memory – Walk & Talk at sound art installation

30 June – 30 Sept

National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

Voices of Memory is a riverside sound art installation by Christina Kubisch at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens to remember the more than 49,000 Irish people who died in the First World War. In 1923, these names were published in Irish Memorial Records 1914-1918. Consisting of eight volumes, these records, beautifully designed and illustrated by Irish artist Harry Clarke, are housed nearby in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens.

Almost the entire list of these names was read by volunteers of different ages and accents from across Ireland. The sound installation is based on the flow of these male and female voices playing over the bank of the river.

Admission is free. www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20767264

Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916 – Exhibition

07 May – October (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat+Sun 14:00-17:00, closed bank holiday weekends)

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

The exhibition “Seditious Types – Legacy of the Printers of 1916″ will explore the role of printers active in 1916 and the central role of printed media in shaping the image and meaning of the Easter Rising.

Politics and the print industry had a complex relationship in 1916 Ireland. As a commercial sector the print industry produced vast amounts of stationary and advertising for the main political parties and the British administration. This often resulted in material from varying political points of view being produced in the same printing shops. However, a number of print shops were associated with the Gaelic League and the nationalist literary movement. This group of printers actively published works which would not have been printed by the mainstream printers of the time, including works by Yeats, Synge and O’Casey. In recognition of the power of print to inform and win public opinion, a nationalist print counter-culture existed in the form of journals, pamphlets and books. This ‘mosquito press’ circulated mainly in Dublin among radical political activists. In the case of the more seditious groups and individuals, small printing presses were often established in secret locations. By 1916 many of the key political activists were printers, compositors and editors.

Find out more details here.

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

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Libraries in Dublin

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

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

The schedule for 2016 is

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

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

Saturday 24 Sep

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 Sep

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/

Dublin Festival of History

09:00, Sat 24 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History will take place from Friday 23 September until Saturday 08 October.

There will be plenty of talks in the Printworks Conference Centre at Dublin Castle and in Dublin’s Libraries about a large range of different topic.

Admission is free, but some events require pre-booking.

The full programme can be downloaded here or you can check the website below for more information.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 24 Sep

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 24 Sep

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 24 Sep

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 24 Sep

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 24 Sep

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

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 24 Sep

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 is free for the whole year!!

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

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Sep

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 24 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Sep

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.

The exhibition opened on 08 Sept and will run until 21 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 24 Sep

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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 24 Sep

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/

Eid in the Park – Family Event

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Sep

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

“Eid in the Park” will be an event on Saturday in St. Patrick’s Park next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “Eid” is a muslim festival. The last day of Ramdan is called “Eid al-Fitr” and a second holiday in the muslim calendar is “Eid al-Adha”, the Feast of the Sacrifice.

“Eid in the Park” is a family-friendly festival, organised by the humanitarian organisation Human Appeal and the community organisation South Dublin Maktab from Lucan and a muslim school (Shohada School) to share their festival with the rest of Dublin.

There will be stalls with food and children entertainment and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/168175893610337/

History Festival Family Programme

11:00 – 15:00, Sat 24 Sep

Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A Family and Children’s Programme will be provided outside the Printworks at Dublin Castle as part of the Dublin History Festival. It is a day of drop-in, interactive, historical fun for all the family.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Intercultural Tour in Mandarin – Chester Beatty Library

11:00, Sat 24 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Chinese Language with Community Ambassador Vicky Wang will take place. Admission is free.

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

My Life in Rugby – Donal Lenihan – Book Signing

11:00, Sat 24 Sep

Dubray Books, Blackrock Shopping Centre, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Former rugby player, manager and commentator Donal Lenihan will sign copies of his auto-biography “My Life in Rugby”.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times will the “People’s Art 2016″ exhibition take place this year. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Sep

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is from now on a weekly market.

The market has now grown to 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 24 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

1984 Dunnes Stores Strikers – Talks

12:00 – 13:30, Sat 24 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Journalist and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary will be in conversation with the Dunnes Stores strikers fromt he Strike against Apartheid in 1984 to discuss the motivations for and consequences of their strike action, which began in July 1984 and lasted for 2 years and 9 months.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1571-in-conversation-1984-dunnes-stores-strikers

Asperger’s Syndrome: Myths and Legends

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 24 Sep

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Asperger’s Syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects thousands of people in Ireland today, however, it is greatly misunderstood and often confused with other conditions.

On Saturday, with support from Aspire Ireland, Dublin Castle will host a panel of “legends”, assembled to share their stories of living with the condition and help us to dispel the myths that surround it. They will talk about their day-to-day experiences as well as what they would like us to know, with the opportunity to ask questions.

Admission is free. It seems that booking is not required, but I can’t say that for certain. So, maybe just arrive and ask nicely if you could join.

www.facebook.com/events/1758411337746480

Canalaphonic Urban Market Fair

12:00 – 21:00, Sat 24 Sep

Leinster Cricket Grounds, Observatory Lane, Dublin 6

The Canalaphonic Market Fair will be back, but not on Portobello Harbour Plaza, instead it will be near this year’s Main Stage at the Leinster Cricket Grounds.

You will find Vintage Clothing, Vinyl Records, Jewellery, Arts & Crafts and Sweet Treats at this market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1016299695155452/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Sep

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/

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 00:30, Sat 24 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Today is the second last day of the SEEING exhibition in the Science Gallery:

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

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

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

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/seeing/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 24 Sep

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/

Canalaphonic Music & Culture Festival

13:00, Sat 24 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Canalaphonics is a free Music and Culture Festival that with its centre in Rathmines, but with additional events in Wexford Street and the Earlsfort Terrace area. It will take place from Friday 23 to Saturday 24 September and there will be more than 100 acts on 25 stages.

The Main Stage will this year not be on a Barge in Portobello Harbour like last year, but on the Leinster Cricket Grounds in Rathmines (1 Observatory Lane). The line-up on the Main stage is:

Saturday: St. Mary’s Choir (14:00), The Bonnymen (15:00), AE Mak (16:00), Mick Pyro (17:00), Sample Answer (18:00), Zaska (19:00) and Rocstrong (20:00).

Other participating venues are Whelan’s, MART, Abner Brown’s, The Vaults, 34 Lennox Street, Lock 6, Graces, The Bernard Shaw, Harbour Playhouse, Isabella’s Ice Cream, Alan Hanna’s, Rathmines Library, Two Fifty Square, Moda, MVP, Mother Reilly’s, Rody Bolands, Copan, Slattery’s, Blackbird, The Barge, Opium.

All gigs and events are free.

You can download a PDF with the schedule here or check the website where all venues are listed here with their line-ups.

This year, there will be NO music or market at Portobello Harbour. The market fair has also moved to the Main Stage area at the Leisnter Cricket Grounds from 12:00-21:00 on Saturday: www.facebook.com/urbanmarketsdublin/

www.canalaphonic.com

Chinese Religion and Culture – In Focus Tour

13:00, Sat 24 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Guide Patricia McCabe will lead an In Focus Tour about “Chinese Religion and Culture”.

Admission is free.

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

Spirit of Dunboyne – Motoring Event

13:00, Sat 24 Sep

Dunboyne, Co. Meath

The “Spirit of Dunboyne” is a motoring event, organised by the Dunboyne Motor Club, that will this year run for the 10th time.

It will start on Saturday with Fun Run for classic cars and bikes from 13:00-16:00 along a route through parts of Co. Meath and Co. Kildare. with a start and finish in Dunboyne.

Participation costs EUR 10, but watching it is free.

From 20:00 on Saturday a 50s/60s Rock ‘n’Roll night will happen (see separate listing).

www.facebook.com/Dunboynemotorclub/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Sep

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

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

March for Choice – Protest

13:30, Sat 24 Sep

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

The 5th March for Choice, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign, takes place on Saturday. Meeting point is at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square at 13:30 and at 14:00 the March to Dail Eireann in Kildare Street will start.

The theme of the March this year is “Rise and Repeal”, which refers to the failure of the Irish Republic to fulfil the promise of equality made in 1916.

Participation is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1733115056947687/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Dahlia Show – National Botanic Garden

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland’s Dahlia Show will be back in the Botanic Gardens. The show will be in the Teak House on Sat from 14:00-17:00 and on Sunday from 10:00-17:00.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 24 Sep

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

European Day of Languages

14:00, Sat 24 Sep

Blanchardstown Library, Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

The Europe Direct Information Centre, Blanchardstown Library and the European Commission Representation in Ireland will host the European Day of Languages 2016. The event will be a Language Café offering 9 languages: Irish, French, German, Spanish and Italian as conversation and Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian and Latvian as Taster Classes.

It will start at 14:00 and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20834968

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 24 Sep

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 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. For further information contact 01-8155914.

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

1943 – A Dance Odyssey – Film Screening

15:00, Sat 24 Sep

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

During World War II, enigmatic Irish-German woman Erina Brady brought modern dance to Ireland from Germany. This film brings five of Brady’s former tiny tots on an odyssey to a bygone era in her enchanted Irish School of Dance Art studio.

Produced, written and directed by Deirdre Mulrooney with original score by Rossa Ó Snodaigh (Kila).
The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the director.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/film-1943

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“A Royal Pageant” with Jo May is the family workshop for 4-10 year olds and their guardians.

Admission is free and all details are on the website below.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_24Sep.aspx

Creative Writing Workshop

15:30, Sat 24 Sep

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

Creative Writing Workshops will be offered by three libraries in Dublin. The workshops are free and over four weeks mentors will guide you through the basics.

The Central Library are running the workshop on Saturdays from 24 Sept – 15 Oct (15:30-16:45).
Pearse Street Library are running it on Thursdays from 29 Sept – 27 Oct (18:00-19:45)
Raheny Library will start in November.

Check out the website below if you are interested. Booking is required!!

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

Sculpture in Context – Guided Walk

15:30, Sat 24 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Saturday during the Sculpture in Context exhibition (10,17,24 Sept + 01,08,15 Oct) you will have the opportunity to meet one of the participating artists for a guided tour through the exhibition to gain an insight into Ireland’s largest outdoor and indoor sculpture exhibition.

Admission is free. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Canalaphonic Gigs in Whelan’s

19:00, Sat 24 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

An evening of gigs in connection with the Canalaphonic Festival will take place in Whelan’s. Check out the event entry for Canalaphonic in this Dublin Event Guide. or the website below for details. The line-up on Saturday in Whelan’s is

Whelan’s Main Room
20:00 Late City Edition
21:00 Mongoose
22:00 CC Brez
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Whelan’s Upstairs
23:00 Elder Druid
00:00 Ten Ton Slug
01:00 Two Tales of Woe
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Whelan’sFront bar
19:00 Shelly Buckspan
20:00 Reverend JM’s Panic Worship
21:00 Wolff
22:00 Mongrel State
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Opium Rooms
19:45 Elephant
20:45 Kevyn
21:45 Gavin Glass

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/canalaphonic/

A night of 50s & 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll – Spirit of Dunboyne

20:00, Sat 24 Sep

Brady’s Lounge, Main Street, Dunboyne, Co. Meath

The Spirit of Dunboyne is a Motor Sport/Bike & Car event in Dunboyne this weekend (see separate event listing) and on Saturday they will all assemble in the Marquee at Brady’s Lounge for a 50s and 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll night with live music from Bee Bop Gold.

You are invited to wear your 50s/60s outfit and there will prizes for the best costume.

Admission is free. Dunboyne is about 20km from the City Centre of Dublin via the N3.

www.facebook.com/events/634423163388993/

The Hardchargers – Gig

20:00, Sat 24 Sep

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

The Hardchargers will play Blues, Rock and Roots in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-hardchargers-event5

Feather – Afro-Soul Gig

20:30, Sat 24 Sep

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Feather will play futuristic Afro-Soul with her 7-piece band.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1044721325604030/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 24 Sep

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/

Slightly Bohemian – 80s & 90s Gig

21:00, Sat 24 Sep

Gilbert & Wright, 128 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire

In connection with the Dun Laoghaire Tribute Festival, the Gilbert & Wright Pub in Dun Laoghaire will host

+ Slightly Bohemian, a 80s and 90s Cover Band on Saturday
+ Johnny Ward, a Beatles Cover Show on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/649578588538918/

The Irish Rock Show – Gig

21:30, Sat 24 Sep

pin Hide Map The Purty Kitchen, 5 Old Dunleary Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The band from The Last Waltz bring bring The Irish Rock Show to the Purty Kitchen in Dun Laoghaire. Celebrate Ireland’s best exponents of rock: Rory Gallagher, Phil Lynott, The Pogues, Sinead O Connor, Van Morrison, Horslips and many more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1861478414075955

Ditch Cassidy – Blues Gig

22:00, Sat 24 Sep

The Salty Dog, 16 Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Ditch Cassidy, one of Ireland’s best Blues singers, will be in the Salty Dog on Saturday for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1833187480236463/

Interstate – Music from the USA – DJ

22:00, Sat 24 Sep

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

There are soo many DJ events in Dublin, that I normally don’t get a chance to include them unless there is something special about them. The “Interstate” event has some special and interesting theme. It is a trip through the USA from city to city and every week a different DJ will play songs just from that week’s city.

24 Sept: The series starts with Today FM’s Kelly-Anne Byrne and she will focus on music from New York City. This will be followed by
01 Oct: Nashville with Nialler 9
08 Oct Detroit with Michael Pope
15 Oct Chicago with Nialler 9

Admission is free before 22:00 and EUR 5 after 22:00.

www.facebook.com/Interstate-435263903315405/

U2 Party with U2 Baby

22:00, Sat 24 Sep

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

A U2 Fan Party with Tribute Band U2 Baby will happen in the Church Bar on 23 and 24 September.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1776224819315782/

The Pacifics – Gig

23:55, Sat 24 Sep

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

The Pacifics will play a gig in the Mezz at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 Sep

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

Dublin Festival of History

09:00, Sun 25 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History will take place from Friday 23 September until Saturday 08 October.

There will be plenty of talks in the Printworks Conference Centre at Dublin Castle and in Dublin’s Libraries about a large range of different topic.

Admission is free, but some events require pre-booking.

The full programme can be downloaded here or you can check the website below for more information.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Sep

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 25 Sep

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Sep

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30 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.

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 25 Sep

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/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Sep

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.

The exhibition opened on 08 Sept and will run until 21 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Sep

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Sep

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month and admission is free. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dublin-Flea-Market/144081015625205

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Sep

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Jazz Brunch Sundays

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 25 Sep

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday. They don’t specify who is playing at the brunch, I will see if I can find out more.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Model Railway Open Day

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Sep

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The Dublin Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (DSMEE) is inviting you to an Open Day at their facilities in Marlay Park.

It will be on Sunday from 11:00-17:00 and they will show their great work. Trains will run on both the raised track, where the normal Saturday train rides for children are run, but also on the larger ground level layout, located next to the main DSMEE building.The ground level track is 800m long and 400 of it are used. The levated line is 280 meters long. Sounds like a dream of every model railway hobbyist!

Locomotives and other items built by the society’s members will be on display and there will be people to tell you more about the DSMEE (and you can join them if you are interested).

Admission is free. To find the building, follow these directions: www.dsmee.ie/directions/4586406970

www.dsmee.ie/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 25 Sep

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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times will the “People’s Art 2016″ exhibition take place this year. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 25 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 25 Sep

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 25 Sep

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

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 22:30, Sun 25 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the very last day of the SEEING exhibition in the Science Gallery, go today if you still haven’t seen it!!

The exhibition “SEEING – What are you looking at?” (24 June – 25 Sept 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring the sensory experience of vision, understanding and perception. It looks at how us human beings see by using eye tracking technology, eye tests and colour perception, but it also shows how machines see and what their limitations are.

It is a great exhibition full of intriguing exhibits, some are very clear, others need some more explanation or you should at least read the explanatory labels that every exhibit has.

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

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

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/seeing/

Spirit of Dunboyne – Motoring Event

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 25 Sep

Dunboyne, Co. Meath

The main day for the “Spirit of Dunboyne” event is on Sunday. There will be parade laps with Classic Bikes and Cars, Demo Laps by Sidecar Motorbikes, Formula Libre Cars and Rally Cars and there will be Pit Bikes, Slot Car Racing and Auto Test Demonstrations.

Entertainment for kids will also be available. Dunboyne is about 20km from the City Centre of Dublin (via N3) in north westerly direction.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Dunboynemotorclub/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature The Clementi Sonatas VII with Fionnuala Moynihan piano.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1566-sundaysnoon-clementi-sonatas-vii

Tribute Music Festival

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Sep

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dún Laoghaire Tribute Music Festival is a free gig of tribute artists in the centre of People’s Park. Fans of Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Oasis and The Andrews Sisters will hear tribute acts copying their idols. The bands are Mad Fantastic, Mack Fleetwood, Roll With It, Bugle Babes.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/180631855695981/

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 25 Sep

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Chester Beatty Library – Japanese Tour

14:00, Sun 25 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Intercultural Tour in Japanese Language with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Dahlia Show – National Botanic Garden

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland’s Dahlia Show will be back in the Botanic Gardens. The show will be in the Teak House on Sat from 14:00-17:00 and on Sunday from 10:00-17:00.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 25 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 25 Sep

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

Music in the Bandstand – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Lucan Concert Band will perform in the bandstand of Farmleigh House.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,36588,en.html

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Sep

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

Battle of the Somme & 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 25 Sep

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

Lar Joye, curator of Military History, in a talk examining the Battle of the Somme, including stories of the 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers from the Royal Barracks Dublin (now Collins Barracks).

Admission is free and no booking required, places will be allocated 15 minutes before the talk begins.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3045

Breton Dance Session

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Sep

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

Breizheire, an organisation for Breton Culture in Ireland, is inviting to a Breton Dance Session on Sunday. Brittany, the celtic region in France, has a rich culture of folk dances and the accompanying music and at this Breton Dance Session in Dublin, you can take part and/or watch.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1153789608042228/

Engravers Art – Lecture

15:00, Sun 25 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Seeing the Painter-Engraver’s Art – Original Print Exhibitions in Ireland 1880s-1920s” is a free talk with Dr. Angela Griffith, TCD in the National Gallery.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks2016/Sunday_Sep25.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Sep

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

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 25 Sep

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

Come to this family friendly tour of the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition, looking at some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

Admission is free and no booking required, places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3055

Not Quite Mass – Comedy

18:00, Sun 25 Sep

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“Not Quite Mass” is a new weekly Comedy show in the Workman’s Club. There will be stand-up comedy and more (games, interviews, panel discussions and some madness). The event is organised and lead by Steve Bennett.

The first “Note Quite Mass” will be this Sunday and the line-up should be on the Facebook Group Page below.

We can never have enough Comedy! So check it out and tell me about it afterwards. ;-)

Admission is free (donations are welcome).

www.facebook.com/groups/NOTQUITEMASS/

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 25 Sep

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 25 Sep

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 25 Sep

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 25 Sep

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 25 Sep

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

Max Reger Organ Recitals

20:00, Sun 25 Sep

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

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to a series of organ recitals, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Max Reger. The “Chorale Fantasias” recitals will be played by David Leigh. The schedule is

11 September: Ein feste Burg
18 September: Freu dich sehr, meine Seele
25 September: Wie shön leucht uns die Morgenstern
2 October: Straf’ mich nicht in deinem Zorn
9 October: Alle Menschen müssen sterben
16 October: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
23 October: Hallelujah! Gott zu loben

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Get them via the website below.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/1916-reger-2016-chorale-fantasias/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 25 Sep

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 25 Sep

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

Johnny Ward – Beatles Tribute Gig

21:00, Sun 25 Sep

Gilbert & Wright, 128 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire

In connection with the Dun Laoghaire Tribute Festival, the Gilbert & Wright Pub in Dun Laoghaire will host

+ Slightly Bohemian, a 80s and 90s Cover Band on Saturday
+ Johnny Ward, a Beatles Cover Show on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/649578588538918/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 25 Sep

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

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 25 Sep

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads are playing Ballads, Folk, Trad and Classic Country every Sunday. Featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo.

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 25 Sep

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 25 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rockk 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 25 Sep

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-28/

The Surefire Trio – Gig

23:00, Sun 25 Sep

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

The Surefire Trio will play a gig in the Mezz on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Dublin City Social Inclusion Week

09:00, Mon 26 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

From Monday 26 Sept until Saturday 01 Oct, a Social Inclusion Week will take place in Dublin. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of both social Inclusion and exclusion as it affects the lives of communities, families and individuals.

There will be a series of events and activities during the week and many of these events are organised and delivered by groups at risk of social exclusion including migrant groups, people with disabilities, homeless and the LGBT groups.

Admission is free to nearly all events.

The downloadable PDF brochure with all events in it can be found here.

Some of the events are listed below, but please check the PDF brochure for details:
+ Over 55s crafts and skills Showcase on Monday 26 Sept 10:00-13:00 in City Hall
+ Over 55s Fitness Classes on Monday 26 Sept 10:00-11:00 in Cabra Community Centre
+ Tai Chi for Over 55s on Monday 26 Sept 11:00-12:00 in Central Library
+ Indoor Bowls on Monday 26 Sept 11:00-13:00 in Ballybough Community Centre
+ Tai Chi for Senior Citizens on Monday 14:30 in Finglas Youth Resource Centre
+ Community Sports Day on Mon 26 Sept from 14:30 in Priorswood Park, Clonshaugh
+ Introduction to Mindfullness on Mon 26 Sept at 15:00 in Walkinstown Library
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+ Theatre Performance: A Galway Girl on Tues 27 Sept from 14:00 in Parish Centre, Donnybrook
+ Health & Fitness Testing for Older Adults on Tues 27 Sept 11:00-13:00 in Ballybough Community Centre
+ Message in a Bottle Safety Awareness session on Tues 27 Sept 14:30-16:30 Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street
+ Rainbow Knitting on Tues 27 Sept 19:00-21:00 in Ballyfermot Civic Centre
+ Sightless Cinema on Tues 27 Sept 18:30-19:30 in Lighthouse Cinema
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+ Life Made Fabulous: Over 55s Fashion Show on Wed 28 Sept 10:00-12:00 in Debenhams Restaurant, Henry Street
+ Old County Pitch & Putt Club Open Day on Wed 28 Sept 10:00-16:00 Lorcan O’Toole Park, Crumlin, Dublin 12
+ Health & Fitness Testing for Older Adults on Wed 28 Sept 11:00-14:00 in Poppintree Community Sports Centre
+ Historical Walking Tour on Wed 28 Sept 14:00 in Kilmainham
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+ Social Inclusion & Volunteering Workshop on Thurs 29 Sept 09:00-13:30 in Wood Quay Venue
+ National Immigrant Conference on Thurs 29 Sept 10:00-17:00 in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street
+ Film LGBT Shorts Evening on Thurs 29 Sept 19:00 in Ranelagh Arts Centre
+ Older Persons Network Garden Party on Thurs 29 Sept 14:00-16:00 in Maxwell Court, Rathmines
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+ Mental Health Open Mic Event on Fri 30 Sept 19:00 The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, D7
+ LGBT Walking Tour on Fri 30 Sept 14:00 at Oscar Wilde Statue, Merrion Square

Dublin Festival of History

09:00, Mon 26 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History will take place from Friday 23 September until Saturday 08 October.

There will be plenty of talks in the Printworks Conference Centre at Dublin Castle and in Dublin’s Libraries about a large range of different topic.

Admission is free, but some events require pre-booking.

The full programme can be downloaded here or you can check the website below for more information.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Mon 26 Sep

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 is free for the whole year!!

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

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

Exhibition of Wild Mushrooms

10:00 – 16:00, Mon 26 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

An exhibition of wild mushrooms will be shown at the National Botanic Gardens. Bring in your gathered mushrooms, meet and talk with mycologists to share experiences and learn more about the huge variety of fungi in Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Housing, Homelessness and Rights – Simon Community Seminar

10:00 – 13:00, Mon 26 Sep

Davenport Hotel, Lower Merrion Street, Dublin 2

The Simon Community seminar “Housing, Homelessness and Rights” will focus on “the importance of enshrining rights at the heart of our policy, practice and legislative processes to ensure there are meaningful changes in the lives and experiences of people who are homeless and those living on the edge”.

Admission is free, but registration is required via communications@simoncommunity.com

www.facebook.com/events/1491552957537671/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 26 Sep

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.

The exhibition opened on 08 Sept and will run until 21 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 26 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 23:30, Mon 26 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 26 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 26 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

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Business Seminar: Achieving Sustainable Growth

17:30 – 20:30, Mon 26 Sep

Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

Ulster Bank is running a business seminar about “Achieving Sustainable Growth” where you can meet other entrepreneurs and business owners and hear about the challenges and opportunities facing Irish businesses including establishing and growing a business, policy issues and supports for SMEs.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/business-seminar-achieving-sustainable-growth-tickets-27566093929?ref=devg

Children and Childhood in Modern History – Talk

18:30, Mon 26 Sep

Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6w

The ‘emergence’ of children and childhood in modern history with Marnie Hay.

Our modern conception of childhood as a time of education and innocence began to emerge in the eighteenth century, but it wasn’t until the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that such ideas influenced the lives of children of all classes in the western world. How and why did this happen? Marnie Hay is a historian whose current research relates to the history of Irish nationalist children and youth in the early twentieth century.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-490 7035

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/children-0

Italian Film Screening: Il Vento fa il suo Giro

18:30, Mon 26 Sep

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

The Italian movie “Il Vento fa il suo Giro” will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/09/lunedi-al-cinema-il-vento-fa-il.html

Richard O’Carroll: Labour and 1916

18:30, Mon 26 Sep

Finglas Library, Finglas Viallage Centre, Jamestowm Road, Finglas

Richard O’Carroll was a trade unionist and Labour Party councillor on Dublin City Council, first elected in 1907. He was killed by Captain Bowen-Colthurst during the 1916 Rising and was the only elected member of the Council to be killed while on active service during the Rising.

Brian Hanley will give this lecture. He has taught and published widely on twentieth-century Irish history.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8344906

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

Amateur Radio Satellites and receiving live video from ISS – Talk

20:00, Mon 26 Sep

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The Irish Astronomical Society is inviting to the talk “Amateur Radio Satellites and receiving live video from the orbiting ISS” by Daniel Cussen.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 26 Sep

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 26 Sep

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 26 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Hot House Big Band – Gig

20:45, Mon 26 Sep

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

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

The are performing every last Monday of every month in Bad Bob’s and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bigbandhothouse/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 26 Sep

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 26 Sep

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 26 Sep

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Mal O’Brien – Gig

21:30, Mon 26 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1070-donal-kirk-and-mal-obrien400.html?month=9&year=2016

The Retronauts – Gig

23:55, Mon 26 Sep

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

The wedding and party band The Retronauts will play a gig every Monday in the Mezz. Their music is Funk, Rock, Disco, Blues, Reggae.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Dublin City Social Inclusion Week

09:00, Tue 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

From Monday 26 Sept until Saturday 01 Oct, a Social Inclusion Week will take place in Dublin. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of both social Inclusion and exclusion as it affects the lives of communities, families and individuals.

There will be a series of events and activities during the week and many of these events are organised and delivered by groups at risk of social exclusion including migrant groups, people with disabilities, homeless and the LGBT groups.

Admission is free to nearly all events.

The downloadable PDF brochure with all events in it can be found here.

Some of the events are listed below, but please check the PDF brochure for details:

+ Theatre Performance: A Galway Girl on Tues 27 Sept from 14:00 in Parish Centre, Donnybrook
+ Health & Fitness Testing for Older Adults on Tues 27 Sept 11:00-13:00 in Ballybough Community Centre
+ Message in a Bottle Safety Awareness session on Tues 27 Sept 14:30-16:30 Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street
+ Rainbow Knitting on Tues 27 Sept 19:00-21:00 in Ballyfermot Civic Centre
+ Sightless Cinema on Tues 27 Sept 18:30-19:30 in Lighthouse Cinema
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+ Life Made Fabulous: Over 55s Fashion Show on Wed 28 Sept 10:00-12:00 in Debenhams Restaurant, Henry Street
+ Old County Pitch & Putt Club Open Day on Wed 28 Sept 10:00-16:00 Lorcan O’Toole Park, Crumlin, Dublin 12
+ Health & Fitness Testing for Older Adults on Wed 28 Sept 11:00-14:00 in Poppintree Community Sports Centre
+ Historical Walking Tour on Wed 28 Sept 14:00 in Kilmainham
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+ Social Inclusion & Volunteering Workshop on Thurs 29 Sept 09:00-13:30 in Wood Quay Venue
+ National Immigrant Conference on Thurs 29 Sept 10:00-17:00 in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street
+ Film LGBT Shorts Evening on Thurs 29 Sept 19:00 in Ranelagh Arts Centre
+ Older Persons Network Garden Party on Thurs 29 Sept 14:00-16:00 in Maxwell Court, Rathmines
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+ Mental Health Open Mic Event on Fri 30 Sept 19:00 The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, D7
+ LGBT Walking Tour on Fri 30 Sept 14:00 at Oscar Wilde Statue, Merrion Square

Dublin Festival of History

09:00, Tue 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History will take place from Friday 23 September until Saturday 08 October.

There will be plenty of talks in the Printworks Conference Centre at Dublin Castle and in Dublin’s Libraries about a large range of different topic.

Admission is free, but some events require pre-booking.

The full programme can be downloaded here or you can check the website below for more information.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Why Artists Make Prints – Talk

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 27 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The free lecture “Why Artists Make Prints” with Artist Printmaker Niall Naessens will take place in the National Gallery on Tuesday.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks2016/Tues_Sep27.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 27 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 23:30, Tue 27 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 27 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Historical Film Screening

14:00, Tue 27 Sep

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

Historically themed films including two films on French history will be screened in the Pearse Street Library. All films will either be in English or will at least have English subtitles.

The screenings will be at 14:00 on Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 September, Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 October.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/history-1

Irish Soldiers & their Music in the American Civil War – Songs

14:30, Tue 27 Sep

Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1

“With their drums and their guns: Irish Soldiers & their Music in the American Civil War” is a talk with Brendan MacQuaile about the approximately 200,000 Irishmen who fought in the American Civil War, 1860-64, most of them in the Union Army. Listen to their stories and songs with Brendan MacQuaile.

Brendan is a classically trained baritone who has performed widely in Ireland and abroad.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 874 9619

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/irish-1

Modern Dilemmas – Pop Up Talk

18:00 – 19:00, Tue 27 Sep

Two Pups Coffee, 74 Francis Street, Dublin 8

“Modern Dilemmas” is a reflective talk series exploring dilemmas in modern life & relationships. The speakers are sharing a struggle and some insights but are not coming at it from an expert position.

The 1st talk theme is “changing how i work” with two speakers, Matt a doctor & John an entrepreneur.

Admission is free.

fb.com/lifestyleawarenessirl

Irish Republican women and the Soviet Union – Talk

18:30, Tue 27 Sep

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

“The USSR through Irish eyes: Irish Republican women and the Soviet Union” is a talk with Maurice Casey.

At the beginning of the 1930s several boats left Dublin bound for Leningrad, populated with some of Ireland’s best known women radicals such as Helena Molony, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington and the veteran suffragette Charlotte Despard. What brought them to Russia and how did it effect them? This lecture makes use of new material from archives in Dublin, Britain and Russia, much of which has never been discussed before.

Maurice Casey is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University. His research focuses on the global connections of Irish radicals during the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the Soviet Union.

Admission is free, but booking is required via (01) 869 1414

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

Military Archives and the 1916 Rising – Talks

18:30, Tue 27 Sep

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

Commandant Stephen Mac Eoin (Irish Defence Forces Director of the Military Archives) will discuss collections relating to the 1916 Rising in the Military Archives including the various genealogical sources available with reference to the Irish Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan, Na Fianna Éireann and Dublin Brigade Activity Reports.

Admission is free, but booking is required via (01) 8477781

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/military-0

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 27 Sep

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 27 Sep

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 27 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 27 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Roots ‘n’ Blues – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 27 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

With Anthony Mannion(Guitar/vocals) and Luke Mercer(Guitar/vocals). Admision is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 27 Sep

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

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Connect 16 – Event Industry Showcase

09:00 – 19:00, Wed 28 Sep

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

CONNECT16 is a showcase of and for the events industry featuring over 220 hotels, venues and event suppliers, tastings per region, entertainment and 30 educational seminars.

It is for everybody who is organising events of any sort as your normal occupation.

Admission is free but booking is required via the website below and that’s also where you will find a lot morer information about this event.

connectshowcase.ie/

Dublin City Social Inclusion Week

09:00, Wed 28 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

From Monday 26 Sept until Saturday 01 Oct, a Social Inclusion Week will take place in Dublin. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of both social Inclusion and exclusion as it affects the lives of communities, families and individuals.

There will be a series of events and activities during the week and many of these events are organised and delivered by groups at risk of social exclusion including migrant groups, people with disabilities, homeless and the LGBT groups.

Admission is free to nearly all events.

The downloadable PDF brochure with all events in it can be found here.

Some of the events are listed below, but please check the PDF brochure for details:

+ Life Made Fabulous: Over 55s Fashion Show on Wed 28 Sept 10:00-12:00 in Debenhams Restaurant, Henry Street
+ Old County Pitch & Putt Club Open Day on Wed 28 Sept 10:00-16:00 Lorcan O’Toole Park, Crumlin, Dublin 12
+ Health & Fitness Testing for Older Adults on Wed 28 Sept 11:00-14:00 in Poppintree Community Sports Centre
+ Historical Walking Tour on Wed 28 Sept 14:00 in Kilmainham
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+ Social Inclusion & Volunteering Workshop on Thurs 29 Sept 09:00-13:30 in Wood Quay Venue
+ National Immigrant Conference on Thurs 29 Sept 10:00-17:00 in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street
+ Film LGBT Shorts Evening on Thurs 29 Sept 19:00 in Ranelagh Arts Centre
+ Older Persons Network Garden Party on Thurs 29 Sept 14:00-16:00 in Maxwell Court, Rathmines
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+ Mental Health Open Mic Event on Fri 30 Sept 19:00 The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, D7
+ LGBT Walking Tour on Fri 30 Sept 14:00 at Oscar Wilde Statue, Merrion Square

Dublin Festival of History

09:00, Wed 28 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History will take place from Friday 23 September until Saturday 08 October.

There will be plenty of talks in the Printworks Conference Centre at Dublin Castle and in Dublin’s Libraries about a large range of different topic.

Admission is free, but some events require pre-booking.

The full programme can be downloaded here or you can check the website below for more information.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 28 Sep

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 28 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Re-Constructing the Castle

11:30 – 14:30, Wed 28 Sep

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Taking inspiration from the historical architecture of Dublin Castle, join artist Doireann Ni Ghrioghair in an experimental sculpture workshop for adults. Using photography to investigate the various forms, shapes and motifs, 3D constructions will be made that riff and improvise with the visual language of the building.

The event is free, but booking is required via DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie

www.facebook.com/events/629523980547560/

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 23:30, Wed 28 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 28 Sep

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 Public Library and the City – Lecture

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 28 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The public lecture “The Public Library and the City” with Margaret Hayes (Dublin City Librarian,
Dublin City Public Library and Archive Services) will take place on Wednesday in the Seminar Room of the National Library.

Margaret Hayes was appointed as Dublin City Librarian in July 2010 with responsibility for Library, Archive, Gallery and Museum services.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Historical Film Screening

14:00, Wed 28 Sep

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

Historically themed films including two films on French history will be screened in the Pearse Street Library. All films will either be in English or will at least have English subtitles.

The screenings will be at 14:00 on Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 September, Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 October.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/history-1

Mustang – Film Screening

14:00, Wed 28 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Turkish Film “Mustang” tells the story about five Turkish adolescent orphaned sisters who have their basic freedom taken from them (in Turkish with English subtitles, 2015, 15A, 97min)

Admission is free.

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

War Memorial Gardens – Let’s Walk & Talk

14:00 – 15:30, Wed 28 Sep

Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

A Let’s Walk & Talk tour will take place in Kilmainham and at the National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge. Meeting point is outside the former Courthouse at Kilmainham Gaol. The walk will be led by historian Pat Liddy.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-community-community-and-social-development-service/lets-walk-and-talk

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 28 Sep

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is the last Temple Bar “Night” Market for 2016.:

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until the end of September.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

templebarnightmarket.com/

Was Bonaparte in the GPO? Reflections on Napoleon and Ireland 1796-1916 – Talk

16:00, Wed 28 Sep

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

The Centre for Contemporary Irish History promotes research in recent Irish history and runs a series of lectures every semester. The next one is on Wednesday and the topic is

“Was Bonaparte in the GPO? Reflections on Napoleon and Ireland 1796-1916″ with Professor Tom Bartlett (Aberdeen)

Admission is free.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 28 Sep

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

British popular press and the new Irish Free State – Talk

18:30, Wed 28 Sep

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“The British popular press and the new Irish Free State” with Elspeth Payne is a talk on Wednesday.

It will look at how Anglo-Irish relations were renegotiated in the pages of the British tabloids in the early years of Irish independence and examines the place of these publications and their discourses in contemporary British and Irish societies.

Elspeth Payne is an Irish Research Council funded doctoral candidate in Trinity College Dublin and former recipient of the R. B. McDowell Fellowship. Her research explores Ireland’s relationship with the British popular press between 1922 and 1933.

Admission is free, but boolking is requied via rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie or (01) 4973539

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

Living without Tea in WWII Ireland – Talk

18:30, Wed 28 Sep

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

“Empty teacups: Living without Tea in WWII Ireland” with John Porter will look at how during World War II Ireland’s national drink, tea, became a scarce and highly sought after commodity. This talk explores how Irish society reacted to the traumatic absence.

John Porter is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin.

Admission is free, but booking is required via ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie or (01) 626 9324

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

Mandolin Composition Competition – Award Ceremony

18:30 – 21:00, Wed 28 Sep

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

The International Mandolin Composition Competition will conclude with the Award Ceremony for the “Nino Lammarino” award.

The event will feature musical (Mandolin) performances by the winners.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/09/concorso-internazionale-di-composizione.html

James Connolly’s Green Flag of Ireland – Talk

19:00, Wed 28 Sep

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

“James Connolly’s Green Flag of Ireland & the 1916 garrison flags” with Rachel Phelan

As part of the Easter 1916 commemorations the decision was made to conserve the surviving 1916 Dublin garrison flags for display in the National Museum. However during the course of the work a remarkable discovery came to light from Enniskillen. This presentation will outline the different types of flags used by the rebels in 1916 and the work that was undertaken to authenticate the Enniskillen flag together with the conservation process.

Rachel Phelan graduated from the Textile Conservation Centre in 1998 and in 2002 she established her own studio.

Admission is free, but booking is required via walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie or (01) 455 8159

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

Playing the Octopus – Mary O’Malley – Poem Collection Launch

19:00, Wed 28 Sep

Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Poetry Ireland and Carcanet Press invite you to the Dublin launch of Mary O’Malley’s eighth collection of poems “Playing the Octopus”, with special guest Joseph O’Connor.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/launch-of-mary-omalleys-playing-the-octopus-tickets-27701020498?ref=devg

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 28 Sep

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 28 Sep

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

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).

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 28 Sep

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

The Harleys are a popular coverband and they will be in the Mezz every Wednesday at midnight.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 29 Sep

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Business Advice Session – Local Enterprise Office

09:00, Thu 29 Sep

Blanchardstown Library, Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

The Local Enterprise Offices are offering Business Advice Sessions to people who are thinking about starting up a business or who already have an existing business and need some direction or advice. You can find out more by contacting your Local Enterprise Office via www.localenterprise.ie

If you are based in Fingal, then the Business Advice Clinics in Blanchadstown Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays might be interesting to you. Find out more detail via the link below.

Admission is free.

www.localenterprise.ie/Fingal/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Business-Advice-Mentoring/Business-Advice-Clinics/Business-Advice-Clinics.html

Dublin City Social Inclusion Week

09:00, Thu 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

From Monday 26 Sept until Saturday 01 Oct, a Social Inclusion Week will take place in Dublin. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of both social Inclusion and exclusion as it affects the lives of communities, families and individuals.

There will be a series of events and activities during the week and many of these events are organised and delivered by groups at risk of social exclusion including migrant groups, people with disabilities, homeless and the LGBT groups.

Admission is free to nearly all events.

The downloadable PDF brochure with all events in it can be found here.

Some of the events are listed below, but please check the PDF brochure for details:

+ Social Inclusion & Volunteering Workshop on Thurs 29 Sept 09:00-13:30 in Wood Quay Venue
+ National Immigrant Conference on Thurs 29 Sept 10:00-17:00 in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street
+ Film LGBT Shorts Evening on Thurs 29 Sept 19:00 in Ranelagh Arts Centre
+ Older Persons Network Garden Party on Thurs 29 Sept 14:00-16:00 in Maxwell Court, Rathmines
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+ Mental Health Open Mic Event on Fri 30 Sept 19:00 The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, D7
+ LGBT Walking Tour on Fri 30 Sept 14:00 at Oscar Wilde Statue, Merrion Square

Dublin Festival of History

09:00, Thu 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Festival of History will take place from Friday 23 September until Saturday 08 October.

There will be plenty of talks in the Printworks Conference Centre at Dublin Castle and in Dublin’s Libraries about a large range of different topic.

Admission is free, but some events require pre-booking.

The full programme can be downloaded here or you can check the website below for more information.

dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 29 Sep

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.

The exhibition opened on 08 Sept and will run until 21 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 29 Sep

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information and to check if the tour is going ahead.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 29 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Smashing Barriers – Disabled people meet up in Ballyfermot

11:30 – 13:00, Thu 29 Sep

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

Smashing Barriers is a get-together for disabled people, where you can find your voice and work with an artist to create something together. All you need is an interest in change in your community and time to get involved. The event is organised by the Ballyfermot Access Group.

The event will happen at 11:30-13:00 and another group will meet at 18:30-19:30. Light refreshments will be provided.

Admission is free, but booking is required via Catherine Lane (01-623 8088 or clane@ballyfermotpartnership.ie or text 087 909 2837).

www.activelink.ie/content/community-exchange/events/26380

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 00:30, Thu 29 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 29 Sep

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Thu 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Dublin since 1922 – Talk

13:10, Thu 29 Sep

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

“Dublin since 1922: Diary of Ireland’s capital” with Tim Carey

Engaging anecdotes, stories and images will feature at this talk about the history of Dublin in the twentieth century. Tim Carey is Heritage Officer of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and has published many history books.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/dublin-1922

Nazi propaganda campaigns on Spanish soil – Talk

13:10, Thu 29 Sep

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

“Beyond the war: Nazi propaganda campaigns on Spanish soil during World War II” with Mercedes Peñalba

By 1941, the German Embassy in Spain was the Reich’s largest, with 500 people working in Madrid and 42 consulates on Spanish soil. Why did the Nazi regime devote such attention to a technically neutral country? This lecture will explain the reasons behind this phenomenon through the analysis of the German propaganda campaigns designed for Spain.

Dr Mercedes Peñalba is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin. Her work focuses on the design of Nazi propaganda for Spain during World War II.

Admission is free, but booking is required via centrallibrary@dublincity.ie or (01) 873 4333

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

The 1911 Chinese Revolution in the Context of the 1916 Rising – Lecture

13:10, Thu 29 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime Lecture “A Revolution is Not a Dinner Party: the 1911 Chinese Revolution in the Context of the 1916 Rising” with Dr Isabella Jackson (Assistant Professor in Chinese History, Trinity College Dublin) will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Roger Casement Lecture: Human Rights

17:30, Thu 29 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International in Ireland, Sinead Hogan, Lecturer School of Creative Arts IADT, and artist Alan Phelan will reflect on Roger Casement’s role as a humanitarian, current human rights issues and how artists respond to these themes in their practice.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1572-casement-evening-lecture-series-human-rights

Conversation Salon with Life Coach

18:00, Thu 29 Sep

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Two Conversation Cafes will take place in Cabra Library. The first on Thursday 29 September and teh second on Thursday 13 October.

“In a relaxed café style setting over tea and coffee in small groups choose from an enticing conversation menu of thought-provoking questions. Experience human alchemy as this space becomes a catalyst for fresh thinking and new possibilities. Be intrigued by the different ideas and opinions you hear. Expect to be surprised. Treasure curiosity more than certainty. Have fun, be inspired, connect with new people.”

Meet other curious, open-minded, open-hearted people, Feel at home in a friendly atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment, Have some interesting and stimulating discussions, Experience some light bulb moments

The events is hosted by Life Coach Heather Bourke

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8691414 or cabralibrary@dublincity.ie

www.facebook.com/events/172966813141627/

Creative Writing Workshop

18:00, Thu 29 Sep

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

Creative Writing Workshops will be offered by three libraries in Dublin. The workshops are free and over four weeks mentors will guide you through the basics.

The Central Library are running the workshop on Saturdays from 24 Sept – 15 Oct (15:30-16:45).
Pearse Street Library are running it on Thursdays from 29 Sept – 27 Oct (18:00-19:45)
Raheny Library will start in November.

Check out the website below if you are interested. Booking is required!!

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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 29 Sep

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

On Thursdays from 18:00-20:00, the Little Museum of Dublin waives all admission charges thanks to sponsor Guinness.

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Sean Connolly: The other Connolly of 1916 – Talk

18:30, Thu 29 Sep

Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

“The other Connolly of 1916: Seán Connolly” with Donal Fallon

Seán Connolly was in command of the City Hall garrison on Easter Monday 1916. Hear the story of this Dublin Corporation employee, Irish Citizen Army captain and the first rebel to die in the Rising.

Donal Fallon is a historian with a particular interest in the history of Dublin. He is one of the founders and contributors to the Come Here To Me blog.

Admission is free, but booking is required via drumcondralibrary@dublincity.ie or (01) 837 7206

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/se%C3%A1n

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 29 Sep

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 15 September and 20 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:

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

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

The 2016 US Presidential Election – Public Lecture

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 29 Sep

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

A public lecture about the US Presidential Election will take place in TCD. Speakers will be Dr Paul Scanlon (“Economic Trend and the Rise of Trump”), Dr Constantine Boussalis (“Implications of the 2016 US Election on Climate Change Policy”), Dr Peter Stone (“Moral Collapse in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election”) and Dr Laura Graham (“Whose vote counts? Race, class, and gender in the 2016 US Presidential Election”).

Admission is free, but there is a huge amount of interest for this event and once the lecture thatre is full, you won’t get in. It will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

www.tcd.ie/ssp/events/lectures/us-election-09-16/index.php

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 29 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Ladies Night for Polish Women

19:00 – 22:00, Thu 29 Sep

Polish Library, 5 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1

A Ladies Night for Polish Women will take place at the Polish Library. There will be Polish live music, an art exhibition and presentations/discussions about fashion, make-up or diets.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1833696590196936/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 29 Sep

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

The Ireland Korea Parallel – Talk

19:00, Thu 29 Sep

JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“The Ireland Korea Parallel: Reflections on our Shared Experiences” by Dr Eamon McKee (Ambassador / Director General of the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland).

Ambassador McKee has been posted to all of the diplomatic hot-spots that exemplify Ireland’s high-profile global role. First he was involved in the Irish peace process talks, then was in Korea (serving both South and North Korea), then in Israel, and now as the Director General of Ireland’s international trade. He will speak about interactions between Irish people and Korea from the 19th century onward, colonisation and independence, partition and peace building and modernisation (the swift transition in both cases from a rural and agricultural based society to an industrialised/urbanised/ and now digital one.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/37504.html

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 29 Sep

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Thu 29 Sep

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

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

It takes place every Thursday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Farewell to Saturn & Mars – Star Gazing event

19:30, Thu 29 Sep

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

Astronomy Ireland is inviting to a “Farewell to Saturn & Mars” event for which they will set up an array of big telescopes on Thursday.

Saturn and Mars were visible on our skies for the past few months and they are both leaving us for now. Mars will not come close to Earth again until summer 2018 and Saturn will be back next summer).

Come and have a look through the telescopes to get an unforgettable look at these two planets and the moon.

Admission is free.

astronomy.ie/farewellmarssat2016.php

Dublin Sound Lab – CMC Salon Series

20:00, Thu 29 Sep

St. Audeon’s Church, 14 High Street, Dublin 8

The Contemporary Music Centre continues its 2016 Salon Series with Dublin Sound Lab.

Dublin Sound Lab is a contemporary music ensemble formed by Michael Quinn (organ) and Fergal Dowling (electronics), specialising in electronic and computer mediated concert performance. As well as presenting existing works, the duo initiate collaborations and use computer based techniques to explore relationships between compositional process and performance practice, and to create new and engaging concert experiences.

Admission is free but booking is recommended via sford@cmc.ie

www.cmc.ie/events/2016/sep/contemporary-music-centre-salon-series-2016-dublin-sound-lab

Fox Jaw – Gig

20:00, Thu 29 Sep

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

Rock band Fox Jaw will play a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/fox-jaw-events

Namangaia – Brazilian Forro Gig

21:00, Thu 29 Sep

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

Brazlian band Namangaia will play Forro music every Thursday in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 29 Sep

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

Every Thursday a Singer Songwriter Night will take place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This is YOUR chance to show everyone what you can do, alternatively you can just listen to the talented Singer/Songwriters. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 29 Sep

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 29 Sep

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

The next Cabin Sessions will take place on Thursday with the Cabin Crew (Christian Volkmann (harmonica), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Dave Hardy (sax), Spats Davenport) and with guests Capo Two (folk), Sean Mc Comish (Contemporary) and Charlie Roth (Americana) from the USA.

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 29 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Keep on Trucking – Open Mic Session

21:30, Thu 29 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/peadarbrowns/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 29 Sep

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/

The Swing Cats – Gig

22:00, Thu 29 Sep

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

The Swing Cats will be in The Church for a gig and admission is free.

Expect up tempo hits from the swing dance era of the 1940’s and 50’s, featuring hits from swing music legends such as Bobby Darin, Louis prima, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack.

www.facebook.com/events/1724818264459626/

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Dublin City Social Inclusion Week

09:00, Fri 30 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

From Monday 26 Sept until Saturday 01 Oct, a Social Inclusion Week will take place in Dublin. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of both social Inclusion and exclusion as it affects the lives of communities, families and individuals.

There will be a series of events and activities during the week and many of these events are organised and delivered by groups at risk of social exclusion including migrant groups, people with disabilities, homeless and the LGBT groups.

Admission is free to nearly all events.

The downloadable PDF brochure with all events in it can be found here.

Some of the events are listed below, but please check the PDF brochure for details:

+ Mental Health Open Mic Event on Fri 30 Sept 19:00 The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, D7
+ LGBT Walking Tour on Fri 30 Sept 14:00 at Oscar Wilde Statue, Merrion Square

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 30 Sep

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 is free for the whole year!!

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

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 30 Sep

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

Finally, this year, there will be guided tours at the Fort for three months from 31 July until the end of October. The tours take place on Sundays and Fridays at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30 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.

I definitely want to visit the Magazine Fort, so you will find me in the queue at some stage.

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

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 30 Sep

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.

The exhibition opened on 08 Sept and will run until 21 October.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Poet-In-Residence Showcase

11:00, Fri 30 Sep

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Students of the Dublin Adult Learning Centre and poet in residence Nessa O’Mahonywill read poets in the Irish Writers’ Centre.

Admission is free and more information is available on the website below.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/dublin-adult-learning-centre-poet-in-residence-showcase

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 30 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Oktoberfest 2016

12:00 – 00:30, Fri 30 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 15 Sept – 02 Oct again. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer (including alcohol-free wheat beer), lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30, Thur-Sat: 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-22:30.

The best place to experience the festival is in the Festival Tent on the platform in George’s Dock. But because the yearly festival is soo popular, there are at times long queues due to severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). Last year the queues already started at 17:30. Luckily around George’s Dock are more food and drink stalls so that you don’t HAVE to be in the Festival tent to enjoy the event.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd meal voucher system kicks in: You will have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a food voucher if you want to buy any alcohol. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 30 Sep

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

Irish Famine and Irish Revolution – Public Lecture

12:30 – 14:00, Fri 30 Sep

Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The Public Lecture “The Deep Roots of Rebellion: Evidence from The Irish Revolution” with Dr Gaia Narciso, Assistant Professor of Economics, Trinity College will look at the findings of a recent study by Dr Narciso and Dr Battista Severgnini of Copenhagen Business School, which explores whether the Irish Famine (1845-1850) changed political attitudes and contributed to the Irish Revolution (1913-1921).

Admission is free. The event will be in TRiSS Seminar Room, 6th floor, Arts Building, Trinity College

www.tcd.ie/Economics/events/lectures/irish-revolution/

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13:00, Fri 30 Sep

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

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

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

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

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Indian Film Screening: Haider

13:30, Fri 30 Sep

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

To celebrate the 7th Indian Film Festival of Ireland, Pearse Street Library is screening ‘Haider’, a 2014 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaja. The film received many nominations and won five National Film Awards.

Admission is free.

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

Probe: Research Uncovered – Talks & Performances

17:00 – 21:30, Fri 30 Sep

Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Probe” is like a Culture Night for research at TCD. It is a whole range of free events on Friday evening that all have to do with research:

“From the sharing economy to symbiotic microorganisms and music that moves around the room, the diverse world of academic research will be laid bare at Probe: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin. Probe is a free event packed with music, comedy, storytelling, screenings and live experiments.”

Admission is free, but a booking via Eventbrite seems to be required. However, when you check the description in detail then it says “register for updates”. That suggests that the Eventbrite registration here is NOT for any event, but it is just to join an e-mail list.

Most events take place on the TCD Front Square and no booking is required.

However, additionally there are some more free but ticketed individual events:

And if you go to the Probe Facebook page, you find in the Photos section snap shots of the full event schedule for the event.

This has nothing to do with TCD research, but still worth noting:
Stomptown Brass will play on the Main Stage from 20:15-21:00

www.facebook.com/TCDProbe

Di Concetta e le sue donne – Theatrical Performance

19:00, Fri 30 Sep

Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

“Di Concetta e le sue donne” is a theatrical performance of a novel by Maria Attanasio, performed by Italian performers. Find all details via the website below.

Admission is free according to the website.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/09/di-concetta-e-le-sue-donne-theatrical.html

Flying South – Mental Health Open Mic

19:00, Fri 30 Sep

The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Nicole Rourke, Karl Parkinson, Dylan Harcourt & special guests are already on the line-up.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/FlyingSouthDublin/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 30 Sep

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

After the Ibis – Reggae Gig

20:00, Fri 30 Sep

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

After the Ibis will play Reggae and Roots on Friday.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/after-the-ibis-event5

Baker’s Corner: 30th Anniversary

20:00, Fri 30 Sep

Baker’s Corner, Kill Avenue, Deans Grange, Co. Dublin

The U2 Tribute Band “Rattle & Hum” will play in the marquee behind Baker’s Corner for their 30th Birthday on Friday.

On Saturday, there will be Bungee Jump (is that actual bungee jumping or a band!?!?!) and “Smash Hits” will perform and on Sunday “The Juice” will be on stage.

Admission to all events is free.

www.facebook.com/BakersCornerPub/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 30 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 30 Sep

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Exiles / Chasing Felix – Gig

22:30, Fri 30 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Midnight Hour in Whelan’s will feature the bands Exiles and Chasing Felix. The gig will start at midnight, but you have to be there by 22:30 if you want to get in for free. Another way to get in for free is to sign up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-exiles-chasing-felix/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

11+17+24+25 September + 02+09 Oct

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

The next walsk are on 11+17+24+25 September + 02+ 09 October.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Fringe Festival: 10 – 25 Sept

IFI Documentary Film Festival: 22-25 Sept

Bulmers Comedy Festival: 08 Sept – 01 Oct

Dublin Theatre Festival 29 Sept – 16 Oct

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This is odd

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

Sugar Drink Tax? Another nonsensical idea of our government!

Taxes are raised in Ireland (and most other countries) not to regulate something or to improve something directly related to the taxed item, but for the state to make money. But now our government wants to introduce a tax on Sugar-containing drinks to fight obesity.

Well, first of all, I can’t imagine that it will have the slightest impact on obesity. If you buy a bottle of coke for EUR 2 today, then the 20% or 40c increase won’t stop tooo many people from buying that bottle. And if you buy a non-branded 2l bottle of sugar-containing soft drink for maybe 55 or 75 cent then the new price would be 66 cent or 90 cent respectively. Does anybody really think an increase of 11 or 15 cent will change the buying behaviour significantly. Nonsense! Obesity will not be affected in the slightest by these increases.

The only area where it could have an impact is in a pub or restaurant where you already pay a very high EUR 3 or more for a small bottle of soft drink. If the 20% increase would apply there than that is a 60 cent surcharge despite the fact that the tiny 0.2 l bottle has much less of an obesity effect than the 11 cent more expensive 2 litre bottle. Odd!

Another interesting aspect is a comparison to other taxes: If Sugar Drink tax is raised to fight obesity, then Motor tax and fuel tax should be used to improve the roads or even better to improve public transport, but it isn’t directly tied to either. It also should maybe help to reduce accidents, especially fatal ones. But that is not the case. Alcohol tax (duties) should be used to reduce alcoholism, but that is not the case. Instead it is just pocketed by the state.

Actually if a Sugar Drink Tax will be introduced to fight obesity, a NEW (and additional) Alcohol Drink Tax should be also introduced to fight alcohol related illnesses. Because 88 deaths per month in Ireland are DIRECTLY attributable to alcohol and over 14,000 people were admitted to the liver unit in St Vincent’s Hospital for the treatment of alcohol dependence in 2011 and every day, 1,500 beds in our hospitals are occupied by people with alcohol-related problems. In 2012 the whopping amount of EUR 1.5 billion was needed for alcohol related hospital discharges. (Statistics are from alcoholireland.ie/facts/alcohol-related-harm-facts-and-statistics/)

Why am I so much against a Sugar Drink Tax? Because most of us are well able to either limit our sugar intake or make up for it through exercise. But the government doesn’t suggest that people who are not obese do not pay the tax, instead they plan to raise the tax indiscriminately. Even if you are stick thin, you will have to pay the 20% more. That just doesn’t make sense.

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–Joerg

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