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Event Guide for FREE Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is a weekly e-mail newsletter/e-zine that lists, describes and recommends all 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 e-zine is written in blog-style and published by Joerg Steegmueller, who lives in Dublin for many years and provides this service for free. The Dublin Event Guide has currently more than 20,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe on the right -->>

This site is updated every Friday afternoon and if you are reading this on a Friday and the newest version of the "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is not here yet, just come back a little later.

This week's Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) was posted on 27. September 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 380: Family Activities at Farmleigh, Dublin History Festival, Street Stories Festival, Dublin Flea Market

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 380 | 26 September 2014

Subscribers: 22,480

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Hi all!

A Dublin Event Guide filled to the brim with free events again. There are a few interesting events taking place this week. Have a look and enjoy them.

Great news on the Facebook front: In less than 2 weeks the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Group grew by 1000 Fans. But I need more Shares, Likes and Comments if we want to keep that Page vibrant. Facebook does brutally punish if there is not a high engagement rate. So if you sometimes look at that Page, please check it out more regularly and get engaged by liking, sharing or commenting. Thanks!

Not so great news on the donation front: Not a single person supported the Dublin Event Guide last week. You guys challenge me! ;-) If you can, please help with a donation. If you can’t, don’t worry, but enjoy the free events AND tell lots of friends about it.

Your support and help is needed and MUCH appreciated and here are my weekly appeals:

The sending of the weekly e-mail newsletter costs EUR 170 per month and for this I need your help. If four wonderful people can be found per week, then we usually make it exactly to that amount. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some corporate sponsors. Maybe two or three companies that are prepared to help with a little more than the individual donations of around 12 Euro. If you know anybody, send them my way. :-) Recently the donations dropped significantly. Maybe it is the bad times, but EUR 12 is just 2 pints and for the equivalent of 2 pints you get 52 issues full of information about free cultural events. That’s DEFINITELY worth 2 pints! Please…and Thanks! :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 22,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 50,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, Living Social, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 170 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week the Feel Good Slot brings you not just one, but two quotes:

Don’t be ashamed of your story…it will inspire others!

By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the heart of others.

The quotes seem to be about inspiring others, but let’s be honest: Inspiring others is only a positive side effect. The main message is in the other half or the sentence. And that says: Be who you are and do what you love because if you are genuine and follow your passion all is good and you might even send a positive message to others.

(I am not sure who said the quotes, where I found them, they were not attributed to anyone.)

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Last week nobody supported the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Ohh! If you could help,that would be great, I really really really appreciate all the help! Without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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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 week the highlights are
+ a Family Activity Weekend at Farmleigh House (on Sat+Sun). I wish I was a child! ;-)
+ the Dublin History Festival with lots of free talks (Sat+Sun) about all sorts of historical topics.
+ the Street Stories Festival around Smithfield mainly on Saturday.
+ the Sandymount Repair Cafe on Saturday. Such a great idea and I hope it will spread!
+ the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday (you will find me there this week :-) )
+ and on Wednesday is a First Wednesday again with free admission to all OPW sites. Check it out!

And don’t forget that the Oktoberfest is still on and also the Weather exhibition in the Science Gallery!

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Competitions

Damnation – Scare Attraction

Wed 01 October – 02 November – 18:00-23:00 (Last admission)
RDS (Ring Hall), Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (access via Merrion Road gate)

Experience the terror of Samuel Page’s Nightmare at “Damnation”, Dublin’s first interactive scare attraction, the number one stop for horror fans and thrill-seekers which will feature a series of carefully designed rooms, aimed at pushing visitors to their limits.

Legend has it, Page was a blacksmith at the RDS in the 1800s and also a famed occultist who disappeared under tragic circumstances after his dark secrets were exposed to the people of Dublin. Now the underworld Page created, will now be revisited.

Visitors will explore all elements of the occult, from voodoo to the supernatural and beyond, as they journey through a labyrinth of terrifying rooms, each replicating every unnerving stage of Samuel’s demented mind.

Have a look at the trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGwMQrIas5Y

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/promo/cusycj?brand=ie_damn from the box office at the RDS or from any Ticketmaster outlet. Prices are EUR 17 for Early Bird tickets and EUR 19 for Standard Tickets. Priority (or RIP) tickets are available for EUR 24. To ensure admission, you have to arrive before 20:30.

For the opening night on 01 October, the organiser has made a pairs of tickets available and if you want to win that pair, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with DAMNATION in the subject and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Monday 29 Sept. The tickets are priority tickets (RIP tickets!) for 01 October in the time slot 20:30-21:30.

www.damnation.ie/

Morrissey & Marshall – Gig – Ticket Competition

Fri 26 September – 20:00
The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

London-based duo Morrissey & Marshall, who both are from Dublin, will bring their sounds from folk to indie with a sprinkling of blues and pop to the Workman’s Club on 26 September. Dubliner Eoin Glackin will be their special guest.

It’s been a busy year for the duo who released their debut album, “And So It Began” in March this year and completed an Irish and UK tour.

Tickets for the gig in The Workman’s Club are EUR 12.50 and can be bought on ticketmaster.ie

Find out more details about the duo here and on their own website here www.morrisseyandmarshall.com/

Morrissey & Marshall have made a pair of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide (For Free Events) and the lucky winner was Silvia Dantas. Congratulations!

Release your voice – Singing Course

29 Sept-17 Nov
The Lantern Centre, 15 Synge Street, Dublin 8

“Release your voice” is a series of Group Singing Classes with Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields.

Every Monday from 28 Sept until 17 Nov (excl. bank holiday) from 19:30-21:00 you will discover new and exciting possibilities for your voice, in a fun environment.

This 7 week course is available for a fee of EUR 80 and you can book by e-mail to freeyourvoice@outlook.com or by phone 086 3844527.

Whether you are someone who has always been curious to give singing a try or a more experienced singer who is looking to polish their vocals and learn some new repertoire, this is the course for you. – Covering the basics of good vocal technique, the classes will show you how to get the most out of your voice and introduce you to songs of different styles ranging from Jazz to Pop to Folk to Classical and more. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy exploring your vocal creativity through improvisation.

Joan Shields is a qualified professional singer and teacher (Masters in Music Performance) with many years’ experience, teaching and performing internationally.

Find out more about the course here www.facebook.com/events/604481073002032

Joan made one place on her course available for a Dublin Event Guide reader and the lucky winner is Niamh Madden. Congratulations!

Doodleledo – Social Sketching Event – Ticket Competition

Thurs 02 July – 19:00-22:00
Twisted Pepper, Abbey Street, Dublin 1 (upstairs)

Doodleledo is a Social Sketching Event that takes place every two months on the last Thursday of the month. The next Doodleledo event is on Thursday in The Twisted Pepper.

Up to 15 people will come together and will have fun drawing and spending quality time with others over drinks, nibbles and music. No doodling experience necessary (you’ll be winning friends with your skills by the end of the night.) Natalia Talkowska, founder and chief storyteller at Natalka Design started the movement in London and after just a few months it’s running in 3 cities and more to come! Doodleledo : create, meet new people, have fun!

Tickets for EUR 10 can be bought here and on the same site you also find more information.

For the Thursday event, the organisers have made one ticket for a Dublin Event Guide reader available. If you want to win the ticket, you will have to enter by sending a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject DOODLE2 and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Monday 29 Sept.

www.facebook.com/pages/Doodleledo/400488610080967

Aidan Killian’s Jesus Versus Buddha – Comedy – Ticket Competition

Wed 01 October – 20:00
Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2

‘Jesus Versus Buddha’ is the title of Aidan Killian’s successful comedy show, which he will perform in the Sugar Club.

This is a 50-minute comedy show described as “raw and stimulating” and “has probably more ideas and philosophy crammed into it than 100 other shows put together. It’s brimming, chaotic, digressive and smart.” – Chortle. Aidan has investigated the lives of Jesus and Buddha, compares their essence and brings their words into today’s world. The show is described as “empowering, spiritual and hilarious” and it attracted teenagers to pensioners; Anarchists to church-goers who laughed throughout the sold out gigs at ‘The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014.’

At the show in the Sugar Club he will also have a secret special guest. It will be an Irish star of Comedy who was involved with Father Ted and The Savage.

Tickets are EUR 12.50 and you can buy them from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ie/Aidan-Killian-tickets/artist/2036115

For the gig on 01 October, Aidan has made two pairs of tickets available and if you want to win a pair, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with AIDAN in the subject and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Monday 29 Sept.

Promote your product or (non-free) event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 20,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. In most cases there are no charges to you (apart from making some tickets or some of your products available for free).

And if you want me to do use your product and write an assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-)

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

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Positive Aging Week

The Positive Aging Week from 01-09 October is a nationwide event that is there to show the older generation that there are lots of great things that they can do in their spare time. Throughout Ireland a vast amount of events are organised and if you are an older person, check the full programme out on www.ageaction.ie/

The programme should be up by Monday at the latest and there is something in it for everyone. Events are typically free.

Positive Aging Week is a 9-day event, but if you are a subscriber to the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”, you know that great free events take place throughout the whole year. So if you are an older person and meet others, tell them about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Everyone is welcome to subscribe for free at www.dublineventguide.com

Do you have News about Dublin? Send them over! ;-)

Every week I try to include some news about Dublin here. During the week I take note of anything I come across, but some week’s I am too busy with other things or forget or can’t find anything. If you have any news about things happening in Dublin, send them to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will happily mention you if I use the news you send me. Thanks!

Unlimited E-Books from Amazon

It is not Dublin specific, but nevertheless very interesting for all book worms among you:

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat offer for book readers, has been launched for the UK and Ireland. It offers unlimited access to 650,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on Amazon for a flat monthly fee of approx. EUR 10 (GBP 7.99). Up to 10 books can be kept at the same time and you can keep the books as long as you like.

A Kindle is not required, you can also read the books on smartphones and on your computer with the Kindle app. Amazon are currently offering a 30-day free trial to give you a chance to try the service. You can find out more here.

Opportunities

This section is intended to feature new startup companies and projects. Opportunities that people saw and that they chose not to ignore. I am, however, experiencing a little technical problem with this section, so for now I won’t be able to use it. I will keep you posted.

Exhibitions

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

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

Sculpture in Context

Thurs 04 Sept – Fri 17 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is a brilliant exhibition in the Botanic Gardens and it is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Every year a panel of selectors chooses sculptures from established and from upcoming artists and they will then be expertly placed in the garden setting of the Botanic Gardens and it makes a visit to the Botanic Gardens even more interesting then at other times.

Admission is free and I strongly recommend Sculpture in Context!

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Tarot – Jennifer Kid

19 Sept – 09 Oct (Tue-Fri: 10:30-17:00, Sat: 11:00-16:00)

Talbot Gallery & Studios, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1

Opening on Culture Night, Tarot will consist of five optical illusion, site specific, performative stop-motion video installations. The exhibition looks at the process of decision-making and complexities that follow. It reflects Ireland’s current situation both economic and social, focusing on its emigration levels and the decisions its youth are faced with taking.

www.talbotgallery.com

Natura natura – Saidhbhín Gibson

26 Aug – 08 Nov

The Lab Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin City Council Arts Office is inviting to this exhibition of work by Saidhbhín Gibson developed in response to a temporary residency at The Natural History Museum. Working with the staff from the Museum, Gibson researched and explored the vast range of diverse species from the natural world featured in the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Inspired by wildlife from Ireland the work investigates our understanding and experience of nature in both rural and urban settings. This exhibition is accompanied by a free programme of events at The LAB and The Natural History Museum exploring art and wildlife.

www.thelab.ie

The GPO – Two Hundred Years

02 Sept – 24 Oct (Tues-Fri: 10:00-17:00)

Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The foundation stone for the GPO in O’Connell Street was laid by Lord Whitworth on 12 August 1814 with £60 spent on entertainment for the occasion. The architect was Francis Johnston whose abilities placed him in the first rank of Irish architects.

Now 200 years later, the GPO still does its job as a post head quarter. The Architectural Archive is running this exhibition about the GPOs history and architecture in cooperation with An Post.

Admission is free.

www.iarc.ie/exhibitions/previous-exhibitions/the-gpo-two-hundred-years/

Freaks and Wonders – Ciou & Malojo – Exhibition

04 Sept – 02 Oct (Opening Night: 18:00-22:00)

White Lady Art Gallery, 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

French artists, Ciou and Malojo, are showing a spectacular pop surrealist art exhibition. “Freaks And Wonders” will showcase their new artwork, and launch both artist’s new books only very recently published.

On the opening night on 04 Sept you can expect live music brought to you from Superhappy Funtimes, free refreshments, BYOB, and a chance to meet the artists.

Admission to operning and the exhibition are both free.

www.facebook.com/events/1447751372164163

Shaped by History

01 Aug – 05 Jan (Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00)

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Dublin 2

Shaped by History features 95 black and white photographs of Limerick Milk Market taken between 1971 and 1978 by Limerick social documentary photographer Gerry Andrews.

Limerick Milk Market was founded in 1852, as the west of Ireland was emerging from the famines of the 1840s. In the 1970s, Limerick Milk Market was at a crossroads in its long history, as the Shannon/Limerick region began transforming into a national and international model for development.

www.nli.ie/en/national-photographic-archive.aspx

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 27 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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 27 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

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 27 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.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 27 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 27 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 27 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, Sat 27 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/

Make Shape – Children Workshop

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Sep

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Celebrating the work of eight ceramic artists who have worked on the Design & Craft Council of Ireland’s primary schools CRAFTed programme, come with your kids to The Ark to discover how artists come up with their ideas.

Make|Shape leads playfully through techniques, processes and explorations of clay and provides artists, children and teachers with the unique opportunity to share skills and ideas, and collaborate on new projects.

Join The Ark’s investigation of clay, from rolling and shaping, marking and making to glazing and firing. Then roll up your sleeves and get making yourself. A hands-on experience perfectly made for kids.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable from Age 4.

ark.ie/events/view/makeshape-collaborations-in-clay

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 27 Sep

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2014

10:00, Sat 27 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 12-28 September. Lots of events will take place and a good few of them are free.

Check the Events section on www.ranelagharts.org/ (Don’t check the Calendar section on the website, the free/non-free details there are unreliable and incomplete.)

This is the last weekend and after a busy Saturday with “Walk of Gardens of Ranelagh”, “Open Mic Session with Catherine Anne Cullen”, “Exhibition of First World War Medals and Militaria” on Sunday the Ranelagh Day takes place.

Sunday:
Ranelagh Day from 14:00-17:00 in Ranelagh Gardens. – Ranelagh Day will have a Brazilian flavour. There will be Brazilian music by Choro Hy-Brasil, dance by Mamaozinho Capoeira and the Academia Brasileira De Danca. A performance and workshop by The Irish Theatre Workshop, games, sports and much more.
Other events on Sunday: Walking Tour of Mountpleasant, Talk on Garden Design, Gig with The Boyne Delta Blues Band

Admission to all events listed here is free.

www.ranelagharts.org/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Sep

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 27 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

Trust In The Green 2014

10:00 – 19:00, Sat 27 Sep

Bandstand, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Trust in the Green is a free music event to raise awareness about the issue of mental health and suicide prevention and the support that is available.

Musicians, face painters, poets, motivational speakers and volunteers get together to celebrate life and to raise money for Pieta House who provide a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and people who engage in self harm.

The line-up is The Bionic Rats, Ras Tinny, Mr Upfull, Kiruu, Revelation Sound System, Pia Dunne & The Elusians, DJ Tommy Rash, Plutonic Dust, Patricia Lohan and the MC is Soom T.

www.trustinthegreen.com/

Nutgrove Arts Festival

10:30 – 17:00, Sat 27 Sep

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

Nutgrove Arts Festival is an annual celebration of community arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of Nutgrove Shopping Centre. It willl run from 26 Sept – 05 Oct and the full festival brochure can be downloaded here.

On Saturday there will be Trad music sessions, wood carving demonstration, Dance performances (Ballet, Indian, Irish), a Karate demonstration and a Kids Disco.

On Sunday a Latvian Dance Performance will take place, Magician/Artist Magna Toth will perform and African dancers will show you their talent.

All events are free. Check the times in the festival brochure.

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Arts_Festival_2014/Default.3446.html

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 27 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/

Family Activity Weekend – Farmleigh House

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Family Activity Weekend with Archery, Wall Climbing, Mountain Biking, Zorbing and lots more will take place on Saturday and Sunday. All free!

On Sunday from 14:00-16:00 “Carnivale” will play their music in the bandstand.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31681,en.html

Step into Autumn

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Sep

St. Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

“Step into Autumn” is a fundraising event for the Young Leadership organisation Innovista.ie. There will be a Thrift Shop (Clothes and Accessories, Vintage clothes, etc), Hand Reflexology, Live Music and Afternoon Tea.

The purpose of the event is to raise funds for a mentorship programme for young people in the inner city, so there is a EUR 5 charge and you get coffee/tea and a scone in return for it. But I am told that you can come for free if you don’t want the coffee/tea/scone and in that case hopefully you will find something there to buy so that you can support the cause that way.

innovistaireland.wordpress.com/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Sep

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 27 Sep

Bandstand (behind the Tea Room, near the Zoo), Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This is the fifth year for “Yoga in the Park”, a brilliant initiative for a very worthy cause: From May until September, Tine from www.aditiyoga.org/ and her team of teachers invite to an hour of Yoga in Phoenix Park every Saturday. No booking is required.

The class is donation based, but all proceeds go to the Dublin Simon Community, a charity that does invaluable work for the homeless people in Dublin and the suggested donation for this very good cause is EUR 5.

Just bring a mat or a towel, some water and (hopefully) even some sun protection to the class. Should the weather be bad, the bandstand will be shelter or even training location. The training is suitable for all levels, so even total beginners are very welcome.

www.facebook.com/AditiYogaDublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 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

Dublin History Festival

12:00, Sat 27 Sep

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

The Dublin History Festival from 26 Sept – 08 Oct will offer you lots of talks about historical topics. The main event will be in Dublin Castle (Printworks) on 26-28 September. The full programme can be downloaded here.

The talks on Saturday and Sunday are free but require booking, but it seems as if there are still tickets available.

Here is a list of the talks for Saturday:

+ “We charge at dawn” – Poetry of the First World War in association with Poetry Aloud
+ Dublin in the Viking World – Sean Duffy and Philip Parker with moderator Elva Johnston
+ The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 – Tymoteusz Prochnik in conversation with Zbyszek Zalinski
+ Women at War 1914-18: History Ireland Hedge School

And on Sunday, this is scheduled:

+ The Virgin Queen and the Marriage Game – Alison Weir
+ Remembering the Great War – Sir Hew Strachan in conversation with John Horne
+ Red Fortress: the secret heart of Russia’s history – Catherine Merridale in conversation with Séamus Martin

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 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 2014

12:00, Sat 27 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 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-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+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 because of the 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. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that, but I never had to get a wristband in a pub to ensure that I have something to eat when I am there.

I get my yearly fix of Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest. The Schweinshaxn (pigs trotter) is a must for me, but just once a year. ;-)

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery Summer Exhibition “Strange Weather: Forecasts from te Future” has opened on 18 July and will run until 05 October.

The exhibition explores how we understand, adapt to and control the changing weather and shows also a lot educational and even quirky bits around weather: A Raindrop hovering in mid-air, a Tornado Diverter, a Cloud Collector, Weather Models, a machine making house shaped clouds and an archive of old events from around the world that were (or are) impacted by weather and of new events emerging because of weather.

There are 26 exhibits and – like all Science Gallery exhibitions -, it is a really interesting exhibition. Well worth a visit with the whole family.

You can even be a TV weather man/woman in a professional studio set-up! An interesting experience!
Here is me giving it a go: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQjHHfRdco …I know, I better not give up the day job. ;-)

The Science Gallery is open Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and on Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00. Admission is free.

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Street Stories Festival – Smithfield

12:30, Sat 27 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Street Stories Festival will take place from Fri 26 – Sun 28 Sept in venues in Smithfield. There will be talks, live music, walking tours, stalls, films and exhibitions.

On Saturday the list of talks is

12:30 Children’s Story Telling (3-8yrs) with Alan Macsimon (Elbow Room)
12:30 1916: Massacre at North King Street with Liz Gillis (Cobblestone)
12:30 Everyday Life in Stoneybatter with Pat Upton (Generator)
14:30 Dublin & World War I with Brian Hanley (Generator)
14:30 Dublin Zoo: A History with Jim McMonagle (Elbow Room)
14:30 Smithfield through the ages with Franc Myles (Cobblestone)
14:30 Hands on History with National Museum (Elbow Room)
16:30 Dublin’s Cattle Market with Liam Clare (Elbow Room)
16:30 Smithfield Horse Fair & Traveller Culture with Martin Collins (Cobblestone)
16:30 Dublin Fire Brigade and Irish Revolution with Las Fallon (Elbow Room)
16:30 Mother & Baby Homes with Lindsay Earner-Byrne (Generator)

All talks are free.

In the evening from 21:00 The Bionic Rats will play in the Cobblestone. This gig is not free though (EUR 5).

Then on Sunday there will be two walking tours.

www.facebook.com/StoneybatterSmithfieldPeoplesHistoryProject

Angels in the Park – Outdoor Theatre

13:00 – 14:00, Sat 27 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

“Angels in the Park” is a series of five 10-minute plays set in a park by new and established Irish writers. It will be performed as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival at lunchtime daily from 22-27 September (Mon-Sat).

Meeting point is the open space at Ranelagh Triangle (outside Spar) at 13:00. Admission is free and no booking is required.

Directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy, this year the Shiva Theatre Company will present three brand new plays: Footfall by Marisa O’Mahony, Secrets by Lorna Kelly Dalton, Life After Fred by Colum Kavanagh, alongside two favourites from last year, Across the Pond by Shane Fallon, and Nobody Smokes Anymore by Peter Sheridan. The show goes on rain or shine so bring your umbrella.

www.facebook.com/events/260041947525802

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 27 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, Sat 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 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 will run every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 27 Sep

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“Specs for Rex” by Yasmeen Ismail 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).

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/eason-story-time/

March for Choice – Protest

14:00, Sat 27 Sep

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

A March for Choice organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign is taking place on Saturday. Meeting point is at the Garden of Remembrance, but that is where the details end. Nowhere I could find where the march goes to or if there are any speakers etc.

After the march is an After Party in the Filmbase in Temple Bar (from 16:00), but it will probably not surprise you if I tell you that nowhere I was able to find out if this is a free event or not. I would expect it is, but why do organisers not tell their potential audience!?!?! Pity!

www.abortionrightscampaign.ie/events-2/

Sandymount Repair Cafe

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Sep

Christchurch Hall, Sandymount Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4

On Saturday the third Repair Café will take place in Sandymount. This is a free workshop in a friendly café environment where you can bring down your broken items and learn how to repair them alongside expert volunteers.

The volunteers will attempt to repair anything you bring along on the day, while showing you how. From lamps to toys, hats to toasters, iphones to garden tools, jewellery and bicycles. Join in and find out from other local people how easy and satisfying it is to repair instead of buying new, learn new skills and save money in the process.

If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee or share your skills and lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. There will be plenty for kids to do too.

www.facebook.com/sandymount.repaircafe

Ross O’Carroll Kelly – Book Signing

14:30, Sat 27 Sep

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

Paul Howard, the author of the Ross O’Carroll Kelly books will be in Eason’s to sign his new book. Admissioin is free.

www.dundrum.ie/news-events/ross-ocarroll-kelly-visits-eason-this-saturday

Through the Sculpture in Context – Guided Tour

15:00, Sat 27 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

During the Sculpture in Context exhibition, a rare opportunity will be availble every Saturday: At 15:00 every week, you can join the artists for a guided tour to gain an insight into this exciting contemporary art exhibition.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Dublin Theatre Festival – Panel Discussions

16:00, Sat 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

A number of Panel Discussions are taking place as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. The talks are chaired by broadcaster Sean Rocks and presented in association with RTÉ Radio One. Admission is free to all of them, but booking is required on the website below.

The topics are

+ Whose Hamlet is it anyway? in Bewley’s Café Theatre on 27 Sept
+ Imagining Australia in Bewley’s Café Theatre on 02 Oct
+ Playwriting – Making it Work, Getting it On in the Irish Writers’ Centre at 08 Oct

And you will find more details about each of the talks on the website below.

dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/Panel_Discussions_2014

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 27 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

CYOF Record Label – Gig night

20:00, Sat 27 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The record label CYOF will host a band/singer showcase int he Mercantile. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html

Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous

20:00 – 21:30, Sat 27 Sep

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2

The free one-man Comedy show “Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous” is taking place from now until 22 Nov every Saturday in Accents Cafe.

www.facebook.com/events/587173168054789

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 27 Sep

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event in the basement Wine Cave of KC Peaches wholefood restaurant/café. Food will be served until 22:00 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 27 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Devils Jukebox is live music from 20:00-23:00 and DJs with Alternative, Punk, Rock, Metal & Garage after that. Every Saturday! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Twisted Comedy

20:30, Sat 27 Sep

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Twisted Comedy takes place in the Twisted Pepper and the line-up is Aidan Strangeman, Donal Vaughan, Conor O’Toole, Alison Spittle and Keith Fox with MC Martin Angolo.

Admission is free.

www.bodytonicmusic.com/events/twisted-comedy/

FOAD – Alternative Rock Gigs

21:00, Sat 27 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

1977 punk legends Menace return to Dublin and they are supported by Noisy Coincidence, Night Blind, We are The People, Surfing Hundekuchen (Germany).Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 27 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/live_music.html

Otis – Gig

22:00, Sat 27 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Otis will play in the Front Bar and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-otis-7/

Plutonic Dust – Gig

22:30, Sat 27 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Plutonic Dust will play from midnight and admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-plutonic-dust-2/

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 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 28 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

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 28 Sep

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 28 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/

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2014

10:00, Sun 28 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 12-28 September. Lots of events will take place and a good few of them are free.

Check the Events section on www.ranelagharts.org/ (Don’t check the Calendar section on the website, the free/non-free details there are unreliable and incomplete.)

This is the last weekend and after a busy Saturday with “Walk of Gardens of Ranelagh”, “Open Mic Session with Catherine Anne Cullen”, “Exhibition of First World War Medals and Militaria” on Sunday the Ranelagh Day takes place.

Sunday:
Ranelagh Day from 14:00-17:00 in Ranelagh Gardens. – Ranelagh Day will have a Brazilian flavour. There will be Brazilian music by Choro Hy-Brasil, dance by Mamaozinho Capoeira and the Academia Brasileira De Danca. A performance and workshop by The Irish Theatre Workshop, games, sports and much more.
Other events on Sunday: Walking Tour of Mountpleasant, Talk on Garden Design, Gig with The Boyne Delta Blues Band

Admission to all events listed here is free.

www.ranelagharts.org/

Sculpture in Context – Botanic Gardens Art Exhibition

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is a brilliant exhibition in the Botanic Gardens from Thurs 04 Sept – Fri 17 Oct and it is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Every year a panel of selectors chooses sculptures from established and from upcoming artists and they will then be expertly placed in the garden setting of the Botanic Gardens and it makes a visit to the Botanic Gardens even more interesting then at other times.

Admission is free and I strongly recommend Sculpture in Context!

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Sep

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Nutgrove Arts Festival

10:30 – 17:00, Sun 28 Sep

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

Nutgrove Arts Festival is an annual celebration of community arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of Nutgrove Shopping Centre. It willl run from 26 Sept – 05 Oct and the full festival brochure can be downloaded here.

On Sunday a Latvian Dance Performance will take place, Magician/Artist Magna Toth will perform and African dancers will show you their talent.

All events are free. Check the times in the festival brochure.

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Arts_Festival_2014/Default.3446.html

Trees and Games – Family Event

10:30 – 12:00, Sun 28 Sep

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

“Trees and Games” at Deer Park is a family event and fun around and learning about trees. Tree age, height, feel a tree, folklore and more. The event is part of the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Biodiversity Events and is lead by Andrew Fleming from OWLS. Booking is required: Contact Andrew on 087 3299936 or email info@owls.ie.

Admission is free. Meet beside the playground at Deer Park.

www.dlrevents.ie/bio214.html

By the Book: Literature for Living – Talks

10:45, Sun 28 Sep

Trinity College Chapel, Trinity College, Dublin 2

A new series of Sunday morning talks “By the Book: Literature for Living” begins this Sunday in the TCD College Chapel.

Every second week a public figure (e,g, broadcaster Eileen Dunne, singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy and former South African ambassador to Ireland Melanie Verwoerd) will speak about the literature which inspires them.

The addresses will be given in the context of the Sunday morning Choral Eucharist (Church of Ireland) which begins at 10:45. All are welcome and admission is free. The full events/speakers list can be found at www.tcd.ie/Chaplaincy/MichaelmasTC2014.pdf

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/31068.html

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 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!”
The Co-op Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 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/

Family Activity Weekend – Farmleigh House

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Family Activity Weekend with Archery, Wall Climbing, Mountain Biking, Zorbing and lots more will take place on Saturday and Sunday. All free!

On Sunday from 14:00-16:00 there will be music on the bandstand. The Farmleigh House programme says it will be “Carnivale” who are performing, but my reliable source tells me that it is the Soul, Funk, Nu-Jazz and Groove band “Zrazy”. Their new single is here: youtu.be/HxJRv4QYtTM Definitely sounds good!

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31681,en.html

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 28 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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Sep

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

World Vegetarian Day – Dublin Events

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Sep

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

This Sunday is the World Vegetarian Day and the Vegetarian Society of Ireland is inviting to the St. Andrews Research Centre for their event. There will be a large selection of pop up restaurants, cookery demos, talks and stalls. The list of speakers is here and a list of all participants is here.

Surprisingly the Vegetarian Society is not stating if the event is free or if there is an admission charge and it is odd that they don’t. But I would be shocked if there was an admission charge for this event.

www.vegetarian.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 28 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/

Dublin History Festival

12:00, Sun 28 Sep

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

The Dublin History Festival from 26 Sept – 08 Oct will offer you lots of talks about historical topics. The main event will be in Dublin Castle (Printworks) on 26-28 September. The full programme can be downloaded here.

The talks on Saturday and Sunday are free but require booking, but it seems as if there are still tickets available.

On Sunday, this is scheduled:

+ The Virgin Queen and the Marriage Game – Alison Weir
+ Remembering the Great War – Sir Hew Strachan in conversation with John Horne
+ Red Fortress: the secret heart of Russia’s history – Catherine Merridale in conversation with Séamus Martin

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Sep

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

“Made by Hand” or “Hecho a manos” is a new Sunday weekly market in Viva, Portobello with most things made by hand and some vintage clothing and curiosities too. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 28 Sep

Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

An indoor market in Coolock with over 40 traders with a wide range of goods and a café on site as well.

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Oktoberfest 2014

12:00, Sun 28 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 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-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+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 because of the 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. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an odd wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity). Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that, but I never had to get a wristband in a pub to ensure that I have something to eat when I am there.

I get my yearly fix of Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest. The Schweinshaxn (pigs trotter) is a must for me, but just once a year. ;-)

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery Summer Exhibition “Strange Weather: Forecasts from te Future” has opened on 18 July and will run until 05 October.

The exhibition explores how we understand, adapt to and control the changing weather and shows also a lot educational and even quirky bits around weather: A Raindrop hovering in mid-air, a Tornado Diverter, a Cloud Collector, Weather Models, a machine making house shaped clouds and an archive of old events from around the world that were (or are) impacted by weather and of new events emerging because of weather.

There are 26 exhibits and – like all Science Gallery exhibitions -, it is a really interesting exhibition. Well worth a visit with the whole family.

You can even be a TV weather man/woman in a professional studio set-up! An interesting experience!
Here is me giving it a go: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQjHHfRdco …I know, I better not give up the day job. ;-)

The Science Gallery is open Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and on Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00. Admission is free.

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 28 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 RTÉ Contempo Quartet with Zoe Conway (violin). They are performing pieces from Joseph Haydn, Elaine Agnew and Bill Whelan.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1188-sundaysnoon-rte-contempo-quartet-series-1

IRFU Rugby Players – Meet the fans

13:00 – 14:00, Sun 28 Sep

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

Life Style Sports on Level 1 in Dundrum Town Centre will celebrate the launch of the new IRFU Home & Away jerseys with Irish international rugby players Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, Dave Kearney & Ian Madigan. Admission is free.

www.dundrum.ie/news-events/meet-your-ifru-heroes-this-sunday#

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 28 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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Chester Beatty Library – Japanese Tour

14:00, Sun 28 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place on Sunday. Admission is free.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 28 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/

Gangs – In-Store Gig

14:00, Sun 28 Sep

HMV Grafton Street, 65 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Gangs are playing an In-Store Gig in HMV. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/HMVIreland/events

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 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

Street Stories Festival – Smithfield

14:00, Sun 28 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Street Stories Festival will take place from Fri 26 – Sun 28 Sept in venues in Smithfield. There will be talks, live music, walking tours, stalls, films and exhibitions.

On Sunday there will be two walking tours:

14:00 Walking Tour: Revolutionary Women with Mary McAuliffe meet at the Spire
16:00 Historic Smithfield with Alan MacSimon meet at the Cobblestone

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/StoneybatterSmithfieldPeoplesHistoryProject

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 28 Sep

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing Sundays in the RHA. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Admission is free. For further information, contact Ruth Carroll on 01 6612558 or via ruth@rhagallery.ie

www.rhagallery.ie/html/educate/educate_family.html

Make a Viking Treasure Box

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Sep

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

In 795 AD the Vikings reached Ireland. Their first stops were the treasure rich monasteries. Join Caoimhe Leppard to learn more about Viking raids in Ireland and make your own treasure box to take home.

20 places are available and will be allocated on first come first served basis. Meet at the Reception Desk. No booking required. Suitable for ages 7+. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4455

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 28 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

Neutral Ireland’s perspective on World War II

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Sep

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

Dr Michael Kennedy, historian and head of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series at the Royal Irish Academy reveals Irish perspectives on the Second World War, offering insights into the country’s first international crisis as an independent nation. His talk is entitled “At the edge of this mighty conflict – Neutral Ireland’s perspective on the Second World War” and it is suitable for adults.

Admission free but booking essential via 01 6777444.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4456

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Brian Keary is a classically trained guitar player who also has experience of different styles / genres of music ranging from ragtime and folk to baroque and contemporary. He will perform in Sweeney’s (Ground Floor) on Sunday afternoon.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Camembert Quartet – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 28 Sep

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

House Dublin is a restaurant and bar in Leeson Street. On Sundays the Camembert Quartet is playing in their garden from 17:00-19:00. Admission is free.

housedublin.ie/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 28 Sep

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The LJJ Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 28 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen play their weekly gig on the ground floor in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 28 Sep

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

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below).

In short, the line-up is: Travis Oaks, Stephanie Rainey, Island Life, Bairbre Anne, Ross Breen and David Bezin

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 28 Sep

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This weekly Latin Music event will take place every Sunday. You will be able to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia and reggeaton. Live music, food tasting and free admission, what more could you want?

www.facebook.com/TrinityLatino

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 28 Sep

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass is back after the summer break and invites you to a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30.

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.

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

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 28 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast is a free event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page (see link below).

In short it is: Riot Tapes, Escobar (Norhtern Ireland), HIPS, Lowlight Gathering (Norhtern Ireland) and some more will be announced

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 28 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

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 28 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Jawbone Gig night in Sin É, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free. For the line-up check here www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 28 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 Sun+Mon. 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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 28 Sep

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

Rogério from the Brazilian dance project “Forró de Lampião” in Dublin tells me: Forró de Lampião is Brazilian music that has the same roots as Samba and there is a whole culture that has developed around “forro”. Every Sunday, free dance classes take place in the Grand Social (new loation!) and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 28 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. Admission is free.

The Pavement Kings play Rockabilly from 21:00 and
DJs Popocorn Peete and Little Dakota follow from 23:00-01:30 with a white variety of styles (Rockabilly, Calypso, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, etc).

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 28 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 28 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 Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 28 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-29/

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RDS Library Book Sale

09:00 – 17:00, Mon 29 Sep

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

The yearly Library Book Sale in the RDS will take place from Mon 29 Sept – Fri 03 Oct. The books are duplicate and (mainly) out of date books. Everybody is welcome to search through the hundreds of books and buy the ones you like for very low prices.

I found a few good books last year at the event.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103736

Dublin History Festival

10:00, Mon 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin History Festival from 26 Sept – 08 Oct will offer you lots of talks about historical topics. There will be talks every day of the week. Most of them take place in various library in Dublin, but some are in City Hall. The full programme can be downloaded here and the events during the week are on pages 12-15 of the festival brochure. Alternatively have a look at this site for library events and this site for City Hall events.

All talks are free, but most require booking.

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 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

Oktoberfest 2014

12:00, Mon 29 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 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-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+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 because of the 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. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 a wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity).

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 29 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/

Charity deserts, spatial justice, and the distribution of voluntary resources – Talk

13:00, Mon 29 Sep

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“Charity deserts, spatial justice, and the distribution of voluntary resources: bad science, evidence-free policy, and the politics of the “Big Society”” is the title of this talk by John Mohan (Professor of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham and Director Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham).

The lecture is being held to mark the launch of Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis edited by Gerry Kearns, David Meredith and John Morrissey.

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

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Charity-deserts–spatial-justice–and-the-distribu

Nutgrove Arts Festival

13:00 – 14:00, Mon 29 Sep

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

Nutgrove Arts Festival is an annual celebration of community arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of Nutgrove Shopping Centre. It willl run from 26 Sept – 05 Oct and the full festival brochure can be downloaded here.

During the week, the events are:

Mon 29 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Kevin Kerdoc Murphy
Tues 30 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Melina Malone
Wed 01 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Ian James White
Wed 01 Oct – 19:30-21:00: Rathfarnham Theatre Group performance
Thur 02 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Lynda Lucas
Thur 02 Oct – 19:30-20:30: Intrepidus Stage school performance
Fri 03 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Cabaret with Liz Ryan

All events are free.

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Arts_Festival_2014/Default.3446.html

Social Media and Networking Tips

13:30 – 14:30, Mon 29 Sep

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

The Career Direction and Development Programme of the Central Library continues with a free workshop for Jobseekers with Career Coach Greg Fry. It is entitled “Social Media and Networking Tips”.

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

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-all-events/career

Her Father’s Daughter – Nessa O’Mahony – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:30, Mon 29 Sep

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

The book launch for “Her Father’s Daughter” by Nessa O’Mahony, a collection of Poetry will take place and it seems that admission is free.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

The Conservation of Sharks – Talk

18:30, Mon 29 Sep

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

In the RDS Library Speaker Series Dr Peter Klimley will talk about “The Conservation of Sharks: Sharks Beware of Humans not Humans Beware of Sharks”.

“For decades sharks have been vilified in the media, and due to films like ‘Jaws’ and over sensationalised news stories, they have a sinister reputation like no other in the marine environment. However, should humans be scared of sharks? In a talk by world renowned shark expert Dr. Peter Klimley, we will discover the true nature of the shark and the motivation behind aggressive behaviour, including some exciting real life footage.”

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

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103707

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 29 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests every Monday. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Modern Astronomical Observing Equipment – Talk

20:00, Mon 29 Sep

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“Modern Astronomical Observing Equipment” by Stephen Kershaw (Ktec telescopes) is the opening talk for the autumn/winter season of talks at the Irish Astronomical Society.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 29 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 Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 29 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Monday Echo is a weekly songwriter and poetry live showcase held on Mondays in the basement of The International Bar. Usually, the show has 3 songwriters and 3 poets who perform for roughly 20 minutes each. Admission is free.
The weekly line-up can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 29 Sep

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. 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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 29 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crafty Monday Sessions is an Open Mic night for acoustic singer/songwriters and original bands. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 29 Sep

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

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 29 Sep

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Patrick Mahony sings songs from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more every Monday in the Cafe en Seine. Admission is free.

The Pyro Blues Executive – Gig

21:00, Mon 29 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Pyro Blues Executive play in the Leeson Lounge every Monday and admission is free.

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

Tuesday 30 Sep

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RDS Library Book Sale

09:00 – 17:00, Tue 30 Sep

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

The yearly Library Book Sale in the RDS will take place from Mon 29 Sept – Fri 03 Oct. The books are duplicate and (mainly) out of date books. Everybody is welcome to search through the hundreds of books and buy the ones you like for very low prices.

I found a few good books last year at the event.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103736

Dublin History Festival

10:00, Tue 30 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin History Festival from 26 Sept – 08 Oct will offer you lots of talks about historical topics. There will be talks every day of the week. Most of them take place in various library in Dublin, but some are in City Hall. The full programme can be downloaded here and the events during the week are on pages 12-15 of the festival brochure. Alternatively have a look at this site for library events and this site for City Hall events.

All talks are free, but most require booking.

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 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 2014

12:00, Tue 30 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 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-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+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 because of the 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. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 a wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity).

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Nutgrove Arts Festival

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 30 Sep

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

Nutgrove Arts Festival is an annual celebration of community arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of Nutgrove Shopping Centre. It willl run from 26 Sept – 05 Oct and the full festival brochure can be downloaded here.

During the week, the events are:

Mon 29 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Kevin Kerdoc Murphy
Tues 30 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Melina Malone
Wed 01 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Ian James White
Wed 01 Oct – 19:30-21:00: Rathfarnham Theatre Group performance
Thur 02 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Lynda Lucas
Thur 02 Oct – 19:30-20:30: Intrepidus Stage school performance
Fri 03 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Cabaret with Liz Ryan

All events are free.

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Arts_Festival_2014/Default.3446.html

Dennis McNulty + Sarah Browne – In Conversation

18:00, Tue 30 Sep

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

RUA RED visual artist in residence Dennis McNulty and artist Sarah Browne will discuss topics such as research and materials in the context of McNulty’s work.

Admission is free.

www.ruared.ie

Pilgrims of the Air – Book Launch

18:00, Tue 30 Sep

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

The launch of Prof. John Wilson Foster’s new book “Pilgrims of the Air” will take place as part of the 22nd Meeting of the Irish Environmental History Network.

“The book is a story of a scarcely credible abundance, of flocks of birds so vast they made the sky invisible. It is also a story, almost as difficult to credit, of a collapse into extinction so startling to the inhabitants of the New World as to provoke a mystery.”

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014/2014-09-30pilgrims_of_the_air.php

Space Week – Alchemist Cafe – Talks

19:30, Tue 30 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Good news, the great Alchemist Cafe is back with the first event since Januay. Alchemist Cafe is talk & discussion about a scientific topics in a relaxed atmosphere.

Créidhe O’Sullivan and Peter Gallagher will be discussing a variety of topics in the run up to World Space Week, including what happened in the early universe and the merits of funding space exploration. Find more details about the two speakers on the website below.

Admission is free and there will even be some free finger food.

www.alchemistcafedublin.com/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 30 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

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 30 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 30 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

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 30 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Folk Club in Whelan’s will bring you the best in Trad, Ballads, Americana & World Music every Tuesday. The line-up this week is on the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

The Improrphans – Improv Comedy

20:30 – 22:30, Tue 30 Sep

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

An improv comedy night with the Improrphans takes place. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

www.facebook.com/theimpsatwork

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 30 Sep

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

Every Tuesday 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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 30 Sep

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

The Phoenix Big Band is a 16 piece band playing songs of the 1930s, 1940s and other big band arrangements and they are playing every Tuesday in the Tara Tower Hotel (since 2012!) for adult dancing. If you like to waltz, cha cha or foxtrot, come and enjoy their performance.

Admission is free.

The band plays in the main function room which is occasionally booked, so to confirm that they are playing, please ring the hotel on the day: Phone 01-2694666

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 30 Sep

Wicked Wolf, 2 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

There will be free comedy upstairs in the Wicked Wolf in Blackrock on every second Tuesday. New acts and surprise guests will entertain you and the event is organised by Maxine Jones.

The dates are 14+28 July, 05+19 August, 02+16+30 September, 14+28 October, 11+25 November and 09+23 December. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to inclde the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 30 Sep

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

A totally unplugged Singer/Songwriter night (no PA, no microphones) with original music is taking place upstairs in Anseo every Tuesday from 21:30.

Please check on the Facebook Page below if the event is going ahead as it seems to get cancelled every now and then and if you want to play a 15-30 min set or just want to play one song make yourself heard via the same Facebook Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

Wednesday 01 Oct

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 01 Oct

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therfore started this initiative in 2011.

Most OPW owned sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therfore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues. Once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore.

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays.pdf

RDS Library Book Sale

09:00 – 17:00, Wed 01 Oct

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

The yearly Library Book Sale in the RDS will take place from Mon 29 Sept – Fri 03 Oct. The books are duplicate and (mainly) out of date books. Everybody is welcome to search through the hundreds of books and buy the ones you like for very low prices.

I found a few good books last year at the event.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103736

Dublin History Festival

10:00, Wed 01 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin History Festival from 26 Sept – 08 Oct will offer you lots of talks about historical topics. There will be talks every day of the week. Most of them take place in various library in Dublin, but some are in City Hall. The full programme can be downloaded here and the events during the week are on pages 12-15 of the festival brochure. Alternatively have a look at this site for library events and this site for City Hall events.

All talks are free, but most require booking.

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Phoenix Park Wednesday Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 01 Oct

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Wednesday Walks will take place in and around Phoenix Park from every Wednesday from June to December. Weather permitting, walkers will meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (VC) or Farmleigh House (F) at 11:00. Each walk takes about 90 minutes.

Please check the website below for updates or ring the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (01 677 0095) or Farmleigh House (01 815 5914) for further information. Admission is free,

The upcoming walks are:
03 Sept: Phoenix Park Murders of 1882 (VC)
10 Sept: Guided Tour of Arbour Hill Cemetery (A)
17 Sept: Gate Lodges of Phoenix Park from Ashtown Castle to Castleknock (VC)
24 Sept: Guided Walk to Knockmaree Cist/Cromlech (F)

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31298,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 01 Oct

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 2014

12:00, Wed 01 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 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-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+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 because of the 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. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 a wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity).

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

VAT Changes in Recent Budgets – Talk

12:45 – 14:30, Wed 01 Oct

14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Dr Micheál Collins (Economist, NERI) will speak about tax at this lunchtime talk: VAT Changes in Recent Budgets: Who gained? Who lost?”.

The seminars take place in TASC’s offices in Castleriver House, 14-15 Parliament Street, Dublin 2. (Entrance on Essex Street East). Bring your lunch to eat during the seminar. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Admission is free, but booking is required via Sylvia Byrne on 01 6169050 or sbyrne@tasc.ie

TASC (Think-tank for Action on Social Change) is an independent think-tank whose core focus is economic equality and democratic accountability.

www.tasc.ie/events/2014/10/01/lunchtime-seminar-dr-micheal-collins-on-vat/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 01 Oct

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Back 2 Basics – Make-up Masterclass

13:00 – 17:00, Wed 01 Oct

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Urban Decay in Debenhams in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre are running Back 2 Basics make-up masterclasses every hour on Wed 01 Oct from 13:00-17:00.

You will learn a basic daytime look and up to a nighttime look.

Admission is free, but spaces are limited, so booking is strongly recommended via 01-8295586

Communication Skills at Work & in Interviews

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 01 Oct

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

This practical free workshop, entitled “Basic Communication Skills at Work & in Interviews”, will tell you how to talk to people in interviews and at work. The workshop will be lead by James Hyde, Training Instructor National Learning Network, Tallaght.

Topics covered are How to always sound – and be – positive / Understanding what others expect of you / Getting in the right frame of mind / Finding (and keeping) the right tone and lots more.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome. However, booking is required via 01-8734333 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/basic-communications-work

Jonathan Monk – Artist Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 01 Oct

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Jonathan Monk discusses his artistic practice within the context of the current presentation of his work in the IMMA project space. Incorporating movement, elements of performance as well as photographic imagery and everyday objects, these works explore the nature of time.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236904.htm

Mapping City, Town and Country – Lecture

13:00, Wed 01 Oct

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The RIA Library’s exhibition (2 July – 30 Jan) is “Mapping city, town and country since 1824: the Ordnance Survey in Ireland”. In connection with this exhibition, there will be series of lunchtime lectures covering all aspects of the OS project. Admission is free and booking is not required.

The next lecture is:

“The Ordnance Survey Six-inch Mapping Project: political and cultural agendas” with Prof. William Smyth, MRIA, UCC

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Mapping-City–Town-and-Country-Lecture-Series-%281%29

Nutgrove Arts Festival

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 01 Oct

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

Nutgrove Arts Festival is an annual celebration of community arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of Nutgrove Shopping Centre. It willl run from 26 Sept – 05 Oct and the full festival brochure can be downloaded here.

During the week, the events are:

Mon 29 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Kevin Kerdoc Murphy
Tues 30 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Melina Malone
Wed 01 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Ian James White
Wed 01 Oct – 19:30-21:00: Rathfarnham Theatre Group performance
Thur 02 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Lynda Lucas
Thur 02 Oct – 19:30-20:30: Intrepidus Stage school performance
Fri 03 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Cabaret with Liz Ryan

All events are free.

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Arts_Festival_2014/Default.3446.html

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 01 Oct

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

Inspiration and Influence of Irish Architecture in 18th & 19th Centuries

18:00, Wed 01 Oct

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

In the RDS Library Speaker Series Dan Cruickshank will talk about “The Inspiration and Influence of Irish Architecture in the 18th & 19th Centuries”.

He will highlight the influences and inspiration that came directly from the continent. He will also show the influence Irish architecture had in distant lands. He will refer in detail to Limerick and New Town Pery – a creation based on a master plan by ‘Sardinian’ Davis Ducart. He will argue how it influenced early 19th century development in New York.

More details on the website below where you also have to register if you want to attend. Admission is free,

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103705

Spanish Film Screening: Los ilusos

18:00, Wed 01 Oct

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

“Los ilusos” by director Jonás Trueba will be screened (in Spanish wih English subtitles). Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha96253_16_2.htm

Artistic Entrepreneurs Creative Networking Nights

18:30 – 21:30, Wed 01 Oct

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

On Wednesday the Centre for Creative Practices will be holding the first of their Artistic Entrepreneurs Creative Networking Nights. During the evening there will be a pitching round where anyone who would like to pitch their project or idea or a problem they have can do so. The session will be moderated by Chris Gordon of the Irish Social Entrepreneurs Network and if you would like to pitch your project or idea or problem then let Ian AT Cfcp.ie know.

Admission is free, just book your tickets here.

www.facebook.com/Artentcfcp

Davy Byrnes Stories 2014 – Launch

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 01 Oct

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

The Stinging Fly will launch the “Davy Byrnes Stories 2014″ on Wednesday. Admission seems to be free.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 01 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. 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.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 01 Oct

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

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 01 Oct

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 01 Oct

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 01 Oct

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

Every Wednesday 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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 01 Oct

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

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

Thursday 02 Oct

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RDS Library Book Sale

09:00 – 17:00, Thu 02 Oct

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

The yearly Library Book Sale in the RDS will take place from Mon 29 Sept – Fri 03 Oct. The books are duplicate and (mainly) out of date books. Everybody is welcome to search through the hundreds of books and buy the ones you like for very low prices.

I found a few good books last year at the event.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103736

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 02 Oct

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Dublin History Festival

10:00, Thu 02 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin History Festival from 26 Sept – 08 Oct will offer you lots of talks about historical topics. There will be talks every day of the week. Most of them take place in various library in Dublin, but some are in City Hall. The full programme can be downloaded here and the events during the week are on pages 12-15 of the festival brochure. Alternatively have a look at this site for library events and this site for City Hall events.

All talks are free, but most require booking.

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 02 Oct

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every first Thursday of the month, a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 02 Oct

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 02 Oct

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 2014

12:00, Thu 02 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 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-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+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 because of the 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. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 a wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity).

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Nutgrove Arts Festival

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 02 Oct

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

Nutgrove Arts Festival is an annual celebration of community arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of Nutgrove Shopping Centre. It willl run from 26 Sept – 05 Oct and the full festival brochure can be downloaded here.

During the week, the events are:

Mon 29 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Kevin Kerdoc Murphy
Tues 30 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Melina Malone
Wed 01 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Ian James White
Wed 01 Oct – 19:30-21:00: Rathfarnham Theatre Group performance
Thur 02 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Lynda Lucas
Thur 02 Oct – 19:30-20:30: Intrepidus Stage school performance
Fri 03 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Cabaret with Liz Ryan

All events are free.

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Arts_Festival_2014/Default.3446.html

Dublin Theatre Festival – Panel Discussions

16:00, Thu 02 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

A number of Panel Discussions are taking place as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. The talks are chaired by broadcaster Sean Rocks and presented in association with RTÉ Radio One. Admission is free to all of them, but booking is required on the website below.

The topics are
+ Whose Hamlet is it anyway? in Bewley’s Café Theatre on 27 Sept
+ Imagining Australia in Bewley’s Café Theatre on 02 Oct
+ Playwriting – Making it Work, Getting it On in the Irish Writers’ Centre at 08 Oct

And you will find more details about each of the talks on the website below.

dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/Panel_Discussions_2014

Colliding Worlds: Science vs Art

18:00 – 19:15, Thu 02 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art” is a book written by Author Arthur I. Miller. It tells the story of how art, science and technology are fusing in the twenty-first century.

“There is a quiet revolution going on in the world of art, a new avant garde pushing the boundaries farther than ever before. These are artists who work together with scientists to make extraordinary creations that may well change the world as we know it. From designer butterflies to plastic surgery as performance theatre, from rabbits that glow in the dark to seeing sound and sculpting data – in this talk author of Colliding Worlds, Arthur I. Miller will introduce this brave new world.”

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/08/collidingworldshowcuttingedgescienceredefiningcontemporaryartauthorarthurimiller

The Young Folk / Storyfold – In-Store Gig

18:00, Thu 02 Oct

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

An in-store gig with The Young Folk and Storyfold is taking place in Tower Records. Admission is free.

www.towerrecords.ie/competition/497

“Censored” – Print Museum Talks

18:30, Thu 02 Oct

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

‘Censored’ is a series of eight free evening lectures, running on the first Thursday of each month, from September 2014 to August 2015.

“The advent of printing in fifteenth-century Europe meant that texts, ideas, and opinions could be reproduced and diffused on an unprecedented scale. In response, most European countries established new institutions, laws and other mechanisms to censor the press. Ireland was no exception. This series will look at the ways in which the press was censored in Ireland from the arrival of printing in 1551 to the late twentieth century. Speakers will discuss literary, political and religious works that have been censored; consider the ways in which printers, booksellers and authors were reprimanded for publishing controversial texts and reflect on the various ways in which press regulation has changed over time.”

The next lecture is on Thursday and is entitled “‘Regulating the printed word and the tongue’: censorship in seventeenth century Ireland” with Dr Eamon Darcy (NUIM).

The next lectures will take place on 06 Nov and 04 Dec.

Admission is free to all lectures in this series.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Start or Grow your Business – Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 02 Oct

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

Dublin City Libraries and the Local Enterprise Office – Dublin City invite to a series of six business lectures designed to empower potential entrepreneurs. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

The 6 lectures are:

11 Sept: An Introduction to Self Employment
18 Sept: Ideas Generation & Market Research
25 Sept: Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship
02 Oct: Digital Marketing Strategy 5 big players (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, YouTube)
09 Oct: Financing your Business
16 Oct: Writing the WINNING Business Plan

More information about the lectures and about the speakers can be found on the website below.

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

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 02 Oct

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 egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Poetry Open Mic – National Poetry Day

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 02 Oct

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

A Poetry Open Mic Night will take place for National Poetry Day. Guest performances will be by Deirdre Cartmill, Alan Jude Moore, Maria McManus, Gerard Smyth, Jessica Traynor and more.

Sign up for a five minute slot (max three poems) via events@writerscentre.ie and possibly get a chance to perform with the list of guest performers or just come to enjoy listening to the poems.

Admission is free.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 02 Oct

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

The weekly European Folk Dance Workshop/Session takes place in the Tap Bar every Thursday.

The dances are French, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese folk and traditional dances and everybody interested to join in or to learn is welcome. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 3) are very welcome

www.facebook.com/pages/Njoy-Dancing-Dublin/251213698276941

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 02 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 02 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 02 Oct

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 02 Oct

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Pete Pamf – Gig

22:00, Thu 02 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Pete Pamf will perform in Whelan’s and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-pete-pamf-8/

Friday 03 Oct

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RDS Library Book Sale

09:00 – 17:00, Fri 03 Oct

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

The yearly Library Book Sale in the RDS will take place from Mon 29 Sept – Fri 03 Oct. The books are duplicate and (mainly) out of date books. Everybody is welcome to search through the hundreds of books and buy the ones you like for very low prices.

I found a few good books last year at the event.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103736

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 03 Oct

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Dublin History Festival

10:00, Fri 03 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin History Festival from 26 Sept – 08 Oct will offer you lots of talks about historical topics. There will be talks every day of the week. Most of them take place in various library in Dublin, but some are in City Hall. The full programme can be downloaded here and the events during the week are on pages 12-15 of the festival brochure. Alternatively have a look at this site for library events and this site for City Hall events.

All talks are free, but most require booking.

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 03 Oct

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 03 Oct

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 2014

12:00, Fri 03 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The hugely popular Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 18 Sept – 05 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-Thurs 12:00-23:30, Fri+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 because of the 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. Pre-booking is possible, but check the cost.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 a wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher (and 1 Euro goes to charity).

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Nutgrove Arts Festival

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 03 Oct

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

Nutgrove Arts Festival is an annual celebration of community arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of Nutgrove Shopping Centre. It willl run from 26 Sept – 05 Oct and the full festival brochure can be downloaded here.

During the week, the events are:

Mon 29 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Kevin Kerdoc Murphy
Tues 30 Sept – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Melina Malone
Wed 01 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Ian James White
Wed 01 Oct – 19:30-21:00: Rathfarnham Theatre Group performance
Thur 02 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Singer/Songwriter Lynda Lucas
Thur 02 Oct – 19:30-20:30: Intrepidus Stage school performance
Fri 03 Oct – 13:00-14:00: Cabaret with Liz Ryan

All events are free.

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Arts_Festival_2014/Default.3446.html

Dun Laoghaire Music Weekend

18:30, Fri 03 Oct

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The first “Dun Laoghaire Music Weekend” will take place from Fri 03 – Sun 05 Oct. 30 bands will perform in 13 venues and only two of the 13 will charge an admission fee.

The venues are Buck Henry’s, Dunphy’s, Farrell’s, Gilbert & Wright, Gourmet Food Parlour, McKenna’s, McLoughlin’s, Real Gourmet Burger, Royal Marine Hotel, Sunshine Cafe, T O’Loughlin’s and the two non-free venues The Purty Kitchen and Whiskey Fair.

The list of bands and the times for all performances are listed in the downloadable event brochure here.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/event/dun-laoghaire-music-weekend/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 03 Oct

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers

20:00, Fri 03 Oct

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount for a public star-gazing and invite everybody to come along. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The event is weather dependent.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 03 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

“Electric Fridays with DUB” is a weekly gig/open mic night in the basement of The International Bar. Admission is free.

Musicians, artists, bands who want to play a 25 min set should contact the organisers via the Facebook page below. A PA and some equipment is available.

www.facebook.com/dubgoeselectric

Lenin and Lionel – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Oct

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Lenin and Lionel are playing their own composed music and cover versions from Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Don Mclean, John Denver.

Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 03 Oct

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 03 Oct

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 and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152000572877753

Events Coming Up

Sounds of the Nordic Islands – Farmleigh Concerts

Sat 25 Oct – 16:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Estonian jazz duet Villu Veski (Saxophone) & Tiit Kalluste (Accordion) presents “Sounds of the Nordic Islands” at Farmleigh Houes on Saturday 25 October at 16:00.

“The concert will show the elegant beauty of Scandinavian folk music in combination with of up-to-date jazz and ancient styles.”

Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are allocated in a lottery (two per person – only successsful applicants will be notified). To apply for tickets to this concert, click here or send an e-mail to info@farmleigh.ie with the Subject “Sounds of the Nordic Islands”. Closing date for ticket applications is Wed 15 October at 17:00.

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07 + 13 + 28 September

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. In September there will be 3 walks. 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

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Theatre Festival: 25 Sept – 12 Oct

IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Festival: 25-28 Sept

Fingal Film Festival: 26-28 Sept

Hard Working Class Heroes: 02-04 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. ;-)

Bending iPhones – It’s a good thing!

I should start with declaring my position/opinion regarding Apple products in general. My career was heavily influenced by one specific Apple product a long long time ago, but since then I have not owned a single Apple product and do not plan to own one in the future either.

Decades ago, my second computer (the first one was a Sinclair Spectrum) was an Apple IIe. I learned programming with the Apple IIe and my decision to study Computer Science and Computer Engineering was big time influenced by how much I enjoyed programming in USC Pascal. If many of these words are totally meaningless to you, consider yourself lucky, because you are much younger! :-)

So, yes Apple was important in my life at some stage, but I never owned an iPod or an iPhone or an iPad or a Mac since then and will make sure that that stays that way for a whole range of reasons. So the opinion that follows this (long) intro is not coming from an Apple Fan Boy ;-).

Since the iPhone 6 has been launched media outlets and Facebook and Twitter users can’t stop talking about these allegedly bending iPhones. For some it is proof that Apple has messed up again (like with the maps some while ago or with some bugs in iOS8. For others it is just a hilarious story. Apple claims that only 6 or 9 phones went back to them that had been bend. This is number might be as much an understatement as the jokers overstate the problem.

But let’s briefly look at the circumstances: It has been reported that the phone bends if people have it in their back pocket and sit down on it. WHAT??? Sit on your phone? Leaving it in your back pocket when you sit down? Are people for real? This is a sophisticated electrical device that costs a whopping EUR 600+ (if you get it with a contract, you pay that money over time to your phone company and if you buy it SIM free you know what the price is!). Why would anybody leave a fragile electrical device for EUR 600 in a back pocket and then plant all their weight on it? Mad!!

The fact that the iPhone bends is actually really lucky! Because with that amount of physical stress it should really break and the fact that it bends is a good thing: It warns the user about the fragility of the device and he/she can still use the phone even when it is bend. And if you don’t want a bent phone it is soooo simple: Just stop that odd behaviour that some show and use your phone in the way an expensive high-tech item is meant to be used. Ohh, and if your phone bends because you had it in your back pocket, you deserve it! *shaking_my_head*

So that rant is over! ;-)

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