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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

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

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 25. July 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 423: Festival of Curiosity, Dublin Maker, Treasure Hunt, Dublin Flea Market, Dublin Rock-n-Roll Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 423 | 24 July 2015

Subscribers: 23,800

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Hi all!

This weekend the Festival of Curiosity with lots of “sub-events” is taking place, have a good look through the Dublin Event Guide to find them all.

If there is only ONE event you can go to then consider the Treasure Hunt on Sunday. I like Treasure Hunts because they get you out to explore aspects of Dublin that you otherwise wouldn’t see and they usually don’t take too long (in this case 1.5 hours) if you don’t have that much time. Sure they are for kids, but, hey, we are all kids, just some of us are big ones. So get in touch with your inner-kid and enjoy the treasure hunt….or whatever else you will do.

Thanks a lot to the people that helped with a donation last week. The EUR 190 that are needed per month nearly came together. With a bit of luck (and your goodwill) there are some more donations this week and then the Dublin Event Guide is secured again for a month, :-) Thanks!

And here is my weekly appeal to you: These are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great. Not very many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others!

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 59,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goal is 50,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook Likes! Big goals, I know, but I believe we can achieve it! Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Would be super!!!! Can you help?

For donations go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm and the link to subscribe is here: www.dublineventguide.com.

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Here is the explanation regarding donations: To send the Dublin Event Guide and for domain names and for web hosting, I have a monthly bill of EUR 190 to cover. This is not for me, but all that money goes directly to external service providers. I am working approx. 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week and don’t make any cent, that’s why I ask you to help with the cost if you can. If you can spare EUR 1 per month (that’s just 25 cent per edition!!) please donate EUR 12 for the year (or more if you can …or even less if you can’t). You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And 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 (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 58,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

Without putting your hand in your pocket (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, LivingSocial, 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 190 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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We are more than 59,000 people on the Dublin Event Guide – Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and are growing every week. Join in and click LIKE on the Facebook page and tell your friends! You will get last minute updates and event reminders through the Facebook Page and you can share your free events directly there with the other people in the Dublin Event Guide Community.

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good slot is a quote again. It is from Joel Osteen and he says:

If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose.
When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have.
You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have.

Have a great day today!! ;-)

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Support

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

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

Last week Cathal S, Julia AY, Anne C, Cyril C, George K, Paul S, Susan H were the wonderful people that did support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a LOT!! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 190 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to here and give something back!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

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

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
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EventbriteThe main sponsor is Eventbrite and their support is hugely appreciated! Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totalling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite is free for free events. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences.

All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend strongly recommend that you take part in the Festival of Curiosity. Many super interesting events needed tickets and they are all gone, but there are still unticketed events that you should check out: The Dublin Maker Faire on Saturday, the Treasure Hunt on Sunday, the Physics in the Gardens event in the Botanic Gardens and there is more!

Also have a look at the Dublin Live Art Festival in Sunday at the Casino in Marino!!

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Competitions

SpeedFriending – Ticket Competition

Fri 24 July – 19:00
The Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

SpeedFriending is a new way to meet new people and to make long-lasting friendships and connections. It works like this: You get 4 minutes with each participant to see if you like them and if they are someone you would like to hang out with.
Make new friends, expand your social circle and have an entertaining evening at SpeedFriending.

Admission is EUR 10 (includes finger food half way through the evening) and you can get your ticket at the door. Please RSVP on the website below.

Dereck, the organiser of the meet-ups, had made a number of tickets available for Dublin Event Guide readers and the winners were Nassim Abu Khalaf, David Howard and Alenka Natek. Congrats!

www.meetup.com/Speedfriending-Ireland/events/222957497/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 23,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-) [Currently I am looking to buy a high spec Android mobile phone and an action camera and would happily "test drive" some candidates.]

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

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

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

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

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

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Mothercare and Best Menswear in examinership

It would be great to have only good news in this section, but sometimes the not so good news also have to get mentioned to ensure that you don’t lose out. During the week it was announced that both Mothercare and Best Mens Wear were put in Examinership.

Examinership is usually not the end, instead a company got into trouble and the examiner has decided that there is a good chance that the company can get fixed or sold. And after a period of “healing” and renegotiation of debts and rents, many companies can leave examinership again and continue. But nothing is guaranteed and therefore you need to consider this development especially if you have a gift voucher for either of the shops or if you have to bring back something or have any type of running “dispute” over a product you bought.

Currently both shops are open and are fully operational, but in some circumstances this can change during or after the examinership. So don’t wait!

STOP the Spars, Centra, Londis & Starbucks in the City Centre!

Do we not have enough Spars, Centras, Londis and Starbucks in the City Centre? Do we really need one of each at every street corner?

There was this lovely bookshop “Books Upstairs” at 36 College Green (just 2 up from the new-ish Abercrombie&Fitch shop). Luckily it didn’t have to close down, but instead moved to new premises in 17 D’Olier Street (opposite Doyle’s Pub), but guess what goes in their old premises on College Green? …another flippin Spar! Such a pity!

There is a red banner outside on the railings at the moment promising that an “exciting” Spar shop will open soon. I don’t know if you get excited about groceries, but I don’t.

Dublin City Summer Arts Programme for children

The Dublin City Council Arts Office and The Dublin City Libraries have put together a Summer Arts Programme for children. The Children’s Art in Libraries (CAL) Programmes are all free and take place in July and August. The full brochure can be downloaded here.

Summer of Heritage – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is running their Summer of Heritage programme again and this year it will be from 29 June – 06 September.

The programme is full of guided tours and other events and everything is free. 25 different venues/locations take part and tours take place throughout the week (Not every day in evenry location, but if you are flexible, you will be able to find a tour somewhere from Monday-Sunday).

Some of the locations are: Deansgrange Cemetery, Historic Milltown, Historic Blackrock, James Joyve Tower, Seapoint Martello Tower, Cabinteely House, The Metals, Historic Dun Laoghaire, Historic Dundrum, Foxrock Beckett Country Walk, Dublin Mountains Walk, Monkstown Castle and more.

You can download the full brochure with all the details here.

It is a really great programme that will give you the opportuniuty to learn more about some of the sights and venues that we often see from the outside, but never got in. I definitely plan to do the Martello Tower Tour before September!

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) – would particularly like to bring to your attention. Many events listed here will be free, but there will be a non-free event in the list as well and they will be marked as non-free. All information is supplied by Eventbrite.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

No Eventbrite Picks this week, but they will be back next week.

In the meantime you can find more events at www.eventbrite.ie or download the Eventbrite app to find events around you.

Exhibitions

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

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

PhotoIreland Festival

01-31 July

various locations

PhotoIreland Festival is an international festival of Photography and Image Culture in Ireland. It celebrates Ireland’s photographic talents, as well as bringing international practitioners and artists to Ireland. The festival highlights, promotes and elevates Photography in Ireland. The festival happens every year in July and consists of a vast amount of exhibitions and some other events. The full ist can be found here: www.photoireland.org/news/2015-exhibitions/

Riddle of the Burial Grounds

11 June – 01 Aug – 11:00-18:00 (Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

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

Nuclear burial grounds (salt mines and other underground spaces that contain nuclear waste) are marked with signs today to warn about the dangers coming from them. But Plutonium, one of the nuclear waste products has a half-life of 24,000 years and maybe we can assume that it is gone after 10 half-times, which is 240,000 years!!

Now compare the wall paintings we find in caves or hieroglyphics with our ways of express information today. How can we ensure that even in 240,000 years the people living then will understand our warning signs and continue to protect and look after these nuclear burial grounds?

“Riddle of the Burial Ground” attempts to imagine a time in which language, signs and forms will be beyond our current comprehension and the 16 artists involved in this exhibition expressed this through sculpture, film, photography, documentary, fiction, science-fiction, history, landscapes and imagined futures.

Admission is free.

projectartscentre.ie/event/riddle-burial-grounds/

Modern Wife, Modern Life

July + August

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

Modern Wife, Modern Life is an exhibition exploring the ‘ideal wife’ turned ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines.

Manuals on how to be a good wife had been widely available in Ireland at the start of the twentieth century, but with the emergence of new technologies, the advice extended to newly married women and housewives began to change in the 1960s. The concept of being an ‘ideal wife’ became closely bound up with being a ‘modern wife’. This is best identified in the pages of women’s magazines, which came to replace the traditional manual as a source for guidance. The message, driven by the advertisers, was clear: a ‘good wife’ was not just beautifully presented, but also used all the latest ‘modern’ devices. Her home – especially the kitchen – was an extension of her appearance and reputation.

Admission is free and the opening hours are Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 and Sat-Sun 14:00-17:00

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Saturday 25 Jul

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 25 Jul

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/

The Festival of Curiosity

09:00, Sat 25 Jul

Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Festival of Curiosity is a brilliant Science & Art Festival in Dublin and I hope you saw it in the Upcoming Events section for the last two weeks, because the event is very very popular and the many (but not enough) free tickets for some of the events go like hot cakes.

If you got your tickets in time, all is good, but if you didn’t, then the news is unfortunately not good: All free tickets are gone! There are still tickets for a few non-free events available and there are also some drop-in activities where you don’t need tickets.

The full programme is here festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/programme

The free events that don’t need tickets (e.g. Dublin Maker, Origami Zoo, Curiosity Garden, Physics in the Gardens and the Curious Trails Treasure Hunt) all are listed as separate events in this event guide.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Jul

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 25 Jul

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 25 Jul

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 25 Jul

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 25 Jul

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

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Jul

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Maker 2015

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Jul

Trinity College, Dublin 2

Dublin Maker is a great one-day, hands-on, family-friendly, free, outdoor celebration of making on the Physics Lawn at Trinity College Dublin.

You will see interesting, intriguing and inspirational projects and there is a chance for the entire family to try their hand at making things. Dublin Maker takes the form of a ‘show and tell’ experience where makers demonstrate what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Dublin Maker will feature over forty groups of makers from across the country.

The event takes place during The Festival of Curiosity and is part of it.

Admission is free. The Physics Lawn of TCD is at the back of the College Grounds, between the Cricket Grounds and the Science Gallery.

www.dublinmaker.ie/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Jul

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/

Malahide Festival

10:00, Sat 25 Jul

Malahide (various)

The Malahide Festival (or “Malahide Has it! Festival”) is taking place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

Information about it is sparse, unfortunately: The website points to the Facebook Page, but the Facebook Page has no detailed information this year. Maybe the organisers will add some information over the next few days. If not, have a look at the programme for the 2014 festival, often Community Festivals like that roughly repeat the same programme year after year.

Expect a Fun Fair, Children’s Entertainment, Live Music, Arts&Crafts, Food etc for all the family.

www.facebook.com/pages/Malahide-Has-It-Festival/204461343013615

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 25 Jul

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

Aras an Uachtarain – Garden & House Tour

10:15, Sat 25 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Saturday, the Aras an Uachterain in Phoenix Park, the President’s Residence, opens for Garden & House Tours.

This week, the tours are at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 14:00 and 15:15 and are free.

Tickets will be available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre and you can contact the centre on 01-6770095 to check if tickets are still available.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,34600,en.html

“Fairies in the Park” – Family Fun Day – Farmleigh House

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Farmleigh House invites to their Summer Programme from 12 July where on all Sundays and some Saturdays in July “Fairies in the Park” feature through Storytelling and Workshops. Kids and parents are invited to hear the stories and to create magical fairy tools that can be brought home.

The Storytelling and Workshops alternate in one-hour slots from 11:00-16:00.

Check the webiste below for all details. Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34467,en.html

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 25 Jul

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 Workshop – National Gallery

11:00, Sat 25 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Drop-in Family Workshop “Inspired by …Costume” will take place for families with children 4-10. Admission is free and no booking required. All details on the website below.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/oddsocks-event3

Open Air Pilates + Life Coaching

11:00, Sat 25 Jul

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Every Saturday at 11:00 until 29 August an Open Air Pilates class, followed by a Coaching session with a Life Coach takes place in Blanchardstown. Organised by Pace Pilates and supported by Fingal County Council. Find all details on the Facebook page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/682996365157044/

Outdoor Yoga Class – Stephen’s Green

11:00, Sat 25 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Every Saturday (until 28 August) the Yoga Hub will run an Outdoor Yoga Class in St. Stephen’s Green near the bandstand.

Each class is donation based and the money you donate (each and every Euro!) will go directly to a different charity every week.

No booking required. Bring your own matt or towel. (If it rains, the bandstand will be used.)

www.facebook.com/events/1570921946506107/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Jul

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 25 Jul

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

Origami Zoo – Festival of Curiosity

11:30 – 16:30, Sat 25 Jul

Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Create Origami animals to make Dublin’s first “Origami Zoo” a reality. This is a free drop-in activity and no booking is required.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/origami-zoo/

Curiosity Garden – Festival of Curiosity

12:00 – 17:30, Sat 25 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Curiosity Garden for the Festival of Curiosity will be created at the Amphitheatre between Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin City Offices and there are a number of things happening there:

+ Picnic with your #Grandpals
This year’s festival is all about making memories with those we love, so pack a picnic and take your #Grandpal (grandparents, grandchildren and your grand-neighbours) on a play date with curiosity to make some summer memories at our Curiosity Garden.

+ The Bubblearium
Bubbles! Bubbles! Roll up your sleeves and join the team of Bubbleologists and perfect the art of bubble making. From the enormous to the tiny there will be no shortage of bubbles at the bubble making factory at the Curiosity Garden.

+ Up To Your Element Science Stage
Get up to your element with Chemistry at Curiosity Garden with this series of explosive experiments. Presented by RTÉ’s Insiders and Physicist Sarah-Louise Ball

+ The Giant Balloon Show with Dizzy O’Dare
A funny and awe inspiring show. Expect fervorous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and a Giant Balloon.

Admission is free and the event will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/curiosity-garden/

Dog Day Afternoon – Phoenix Park

12:00, Sat 25 Jul

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Charity Dog Walk is taking place in Phoenix Park (Meeting Point is half way down Furze Road).

The organisers ask for a donation of EUR 5, which will go to the Kildare Animal Foundation, but I am told that you will not be sent away if you can’t help with a donation.

Find all details on the website below.

bowwowtimes.com/2015/07/dog-day-afternoon/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Jul

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/

Military Guard Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 25 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Military Guard CeremonyThe National Monument

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the “National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State”, at Merrion Square during July and August. Ceremonies will take place at the pyramid at Merrion Square opposite the back entrance to the Dail, every Saturday from 18 July to 22 August 2015.

Units from different sections of the Defence Forces (Army, Air Corps and Naval Service) will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony to remember their comrades. Every week different units will be involved and the ceremony and the participating units are described on the website below.

www.military.ie/en/info-centre/df-ceremonial/ceremonial-military-guard/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 25 Jul

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/

Ancient Egyptian Papyri – Tour

13:10, Sat 25 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Ancient Egyptian Papyri: The Medium as the Message?” with Diana Delia is a tour (or maybe a talk?) in the Chester Beatty Library.

Admission is free and booking is not required. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. Limited to the first 15 participants.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Jul

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 myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Summer Cinema for Kids

14:00, Sat 25 Jul

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

Pearse Street Library will screen a popular animated film on Saturday. But unfortunately we don’t know which film. Ring 01-6744888 to find out. Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-cinema-kids

Idle Hands – New Writing Playreading

14:30, Sat 25 Jul

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Idle Hands by Oliver Eagleton will be performed in the form of a rehearsed reading In the New Theatre, which supports new writing through these events. it is a dark comedy, set in the dorms of Maynooth University, which tracks the relationship between Charlie and Lucy – a romance based on mutual loathing,

Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 2 is suggested and appreciated.

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=46

Sacred Scarabs from Ancient Egypt – Drop-in Activity

14:30 – 16:30, Sat 25 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Ancient Egyptians believed that scarab beetles represented their sun god Ra on earth. See a sacred scarab beetle on a real Egyptian mummy and make your own clay beetle to take home.

Admission is free. Suitable for Age 6+. Located next to the Treasury exhibition, ground floor. No booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4696

Depictions of the West of Ireland – Talk

15:00, Sat 25 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The summer series of talks will cover subjects from Caravaggio, to the Dutch Golden Age, to Jack B. Yeats, and will discuss works on display as well as in storage. On Saturday “Depictions of the West of Ireland” will be discussed,

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Summer_2015/Talks/July25_West.aspx

All About Sheeran – Gig+DJ

17:00, Sat 25 Jul

Lloyd’s Bar, 46 Amiens Street, Dublin 1

With Ed Sheeran in town and performing in the Point (3 Arena) on Friday and Saturday, Lloyd’s Bar, is running an Ed Sheeran event for concert goers before and after the concert and for everyone else who likes Ed Sheeran.

From 17:00, there will be Ed Sheeran tunes in Lloyd’s. There will be live music with Carl Mulvey from 18:00-22:00 and DJs after that.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Lloyds-Bar-Lounge/186269958152548

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 25 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Live in Sin É will feature a variety of bands and musicians at this weekly gig night on Saturdays. The event is presented by Super Happy Funtimes. Admission is free and the line-up is can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 25 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Syd Arthur – Gig

20:00, Sat 25 Jul

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

Syd Arthur from Canterbury will play “Harmonic Psychedelica” at a gig in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

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

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle – Comedy

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 25 Jul

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

Robert Coyle is performing his new show “Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle” in Accents Cafe.

Doors open at 20:00, the show starts at 20:30 and finishes at 22:00.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/1611211632501431/

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 25 Jul

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green

Jazz on the Green is now provided every Saturday in the bar of the Fitzwilliam Hotel. Admission is free.

This week Liza Nelson (vocals) and Eanna Ryder (piano) will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 25 Jul

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

Stonecold Hobos – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Jul

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

The Stone Cold Hobos will play a gig in the Mezz. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Hustle – Gig

23:55, Sat 25 Jul

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

The midnight gig in the Mezz is this week with Hustle. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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The Festival of Curiosity

09:00, Sun 26 Jul

Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Festival of Curiosity is a brilliant Science & Art Festival in Dublin and I hope you saw it in the Upcoming Events section for the last two weeks, because the event is very very popular and the many (but not enough) free tickets for some of the events go like hot cakes.

If you got your tickets in time, all is good, but if you didn’t, then the news is unfortunately not good: All free tickets are gone! There are still tickets for a few non-free events available and there are also some drop-in activities where you don’t need tickets.

The full programme is here festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/programme

The free events that don’t need tickets (e.g. Dublin Maker, Origami Zoo, Curiosity Garden, Physics in the Gardens and the Curious Trails Treasure Hunt) all are listed as separate events in this event guide.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jul

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

Fitminds – Training with a difference

10:00 – 11:00, Sun 26 Jul

Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Working towards – a fit mind. Fitminds is a new regular Sunday workshop which brings together the benefits of fitness & Mindfulness training. Move your body first, then meditate… and see how your mind likes it.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome (max EUR 10).

There will be interval training (walk, job, sprint) with varying intensity to accommodate all levels of fitness, followed by meditation. The event is hosted by Backtobasics who are a team of health professionals, personal trainers and wellness practitioners.

Fitminds takes place in the Gym on the Old Hampstead Hospital Grounds on Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, just off Ballymun Road and adjacent to Albert College Park. For questions, ring Peter on 086 217 9917 .

www.facebook.com/events/1591693224415919/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jul

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

Malahide Festival

10:00, Sun 26 Jul

Malahide (various)

The Malahide Festival (or “Malahide Has it! Festival”) is taking place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

Information about it is sparse, unfortunately: The website points to the Facebook Page, but the Facebook Page has no detailed information this year. Maybe the organisers will add some information over the next few days. If not, have a look at the programme for the 2014 festival, often Community Festivals like that roughly repeat the same programme year after year.

Expect a Fun Fair, Children’s Entertainment, Live Music, Arts&Crafts, Food etc for all the family.

www.facebook.com/pages/Malahide-Has-It-Festival/204461343013615

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 26 Jul

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/

Tai Chi – Malahide Festival

10:00 – 11:00, Sun 26 Jul

Malahide Green, Malahide, Co. Dublin

The only Malahide Festival event I was able to find is a Tai Chi practice on Sunday: It is a one hour session introducing the principles of Tai Chi, what it is, how it works and how to make it work for ourselves.

Admission is free.

www.masterdingacademy.com/

Curious Trails Treasure Hunt – Festival of Curiosity

10:30 – 16:00, Sun 26 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Explore science in the city through a curious trail of fun riddles, puzzles and science for all the family at The Festival of Curiosity’s Treasure Hunt. The hunt starts at City Hall and will take you on a journey to key locations across the city to find all the answers.

Pick up your treasure hunt maps at City Hall any time between 10:30 and 16:00. There is no time limit on the treasure hunt but it will take approx 1.5 hours to complete with lots of stops along the way. Recommended for ages 7 and over.

These treasure hunts are usually done well and are a lot of fun because you can explore parts/aspects of Dublin that otherwise you would never encounter!!

Admission is free. Pre-register on the website below.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/curious-trails-treasure-hunt/

Irish Record Fairs – Market

10:30 – 18:00, Sun 26 Jul

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Irish Record Fairs are back in Filmbase for their biggest market of the year. There will be CDs DVDs and a lot of Vinyl and you will find music from all genres. If you are into music, this is a market you have to go to.

There is an admission charge if you arrive on Saturday (10:30-19:00) of EUR 2 and it gets you in on Saturday AND Sunday. If you go there only on Sunday you pay EUR 2 just for the day, but for all Dublin Event Guide readers there is a special free Sunday admission pass on irishrecordfairs.com/concession%20page.htm Print it out OR just show it on your phone and you are in for free on Sunday.

www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Record-Fairs/1592331521038541

LEGO! Curious Creatures – Festival of Curiosity

10:30 – 16:00, Sun 26 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Help creating a LEGO Safari in City Hall. No matter if you are young or young at heart, join in and help build CURIOUS CREATURES of all shapes and sizes.

Dublin’s City Hall is also the starting point for the Treasure Hunt of the Festival of Curiosity, so build your animals before you leave or when you come back and enjoy playing with LEGO again. ;-)

Admission is free and no booking required.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/lego-curious-creatures/

“Fairies in the Park” – Family Fun Day – Farmleigh House

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Farmleigh House invites to their Summer Programme from 12 July where on all Sundays and some Saturdays in July “Fairies in the Park” feature through Storytelling and Workshops. Kids and parents are invited to hear the stories and to create magical fairy tools that can be brought home.

The Storytelling and Workshops alternate in one-hour slots from 11:00-17:00.

Check the webiste below for all details. Admission is free.

The music in the Bandstand will be provided by the Blanchardstown Brass Band from 14:00-16:00.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34467,en.html

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jul

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 26 Jul

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/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 26 Jul

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

D-Light Open Gallery

11:30 – 21:00, Sun 26 Jul

D-light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1

?D-Light Studios are opening their doors and walls for a huge photography exhibition as part of the PhotoIreland Festival.

From Sun 26 until Tues 28 July the gallery will be open and will show exhibits by normal people, who could just sign up for the exhibition until the Thursday before the opening.

On 26 July at 18:00, there will be a an official opening reception with live music, coffee shop, home-made cakes, competitions, storytelling event, portrait taking and more.

Admission is free to exhibition and opening reception.

Opening hours are Sunday 11:00-21:00, Mon-Tues 11:00-17:00.

www.facebook.com/events/769400746508119

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 26 Jul

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

Origami Zoo – Festival of Curiosity

11:30 – 16:30, Sun 26 Jul

Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Create Origami animals to make Dublin’s first “Origami Zoo” a reality. This is a free drop-in activity and no booking is required.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/origami-zoo/

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 Jul

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/

Curiosity Garden – Festival of Curiosity

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Curiosity Garden for the Festival of Curiosity will be created at the Amphitheatre between Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin City Offices and there are a number of things happening there:

+ Picnic with your #Grandpals
This year’s festival is all about making memories with those we love, so pack a picnic and take your #Grandpal (grandparents, grandchildren and your grand-neighbours) on a play date with curiosity to make some summer memories at our Curiosity Garden.

+ The Bubblearium
Bubbles! Bubbles! Roll up your sleeves and join the team of Bubbleologists and perfect the art of bubble making. From the enormous to the tiny there will be no shortage of bubbles at the bubble making factory at the Curiosity Garden.

+ Up To Your Element Science Stage
Get up to your element with Chemistry at Curiosity Garden with this series of explosive experiments. Presented by RTÉ’s Insiders and Physicist Sarah-Louise Ball

+ The Giant Balloon Show with Dizzy O’Dare
A funny and awe inspiring show. Expect fervorous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and a Giant Balloon.

Admission is free and the event will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/index.php/curiosity-garden/

Guided Summer Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 26 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Garden wants to share the beauty of the gardens with you and invite you for a free guided tour viewing the Herbaceous Borders, Annual Bedding displays, the Rose Garden and more. Every Sunday at 12:00 and at 14:30. (Duration: 1hr)

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Physics in the Gardens – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Physics Busking is a national initiative to promote awareness and engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In partnership with the Institute of Physics and Dublin City University they will be bringing fun for all the family to the National Botanic Gardens.

Be amazed by demonstrations of Archimedes Law of Forces shown with a tug of war, Bernoulli’s Law for Fluid Flow with giant windbags, Faraday’s Law of Induction shown with a simple motor, vortex blower, musical straws, windmills and rockets and much more. Spend a couple of minutes and “Make n Take” a simple musical instrument and other toys. (You can download lots of science videos and booklets from www.scienceonstage.ie)

Admission is free.

www.physicsbusking.ie

The Smithfield Summer Picnics

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 26 Jul

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

From 28 June until 27 September, every Sunday from 12:00-15:00 BlueFire the people behind last years StreetFest at Smithfield are organising an afternoon of events. There will be at least two activities/ workshops/ games/ live bands or performances of some sorts every week.

You are invited to bring your blanket and picnic and have a great afternoon! Admission is free.

This Sunday, the schedule looks like this:
12:00-12:45 – All for One Choir
13:20-13:50 – Jacky Boots
14:00-15:00 – Tribal Bellydance Performance & Workshop

12:00-15:00 – Children’s games and activities all afternoon.

www.facebook.com/SmithfieldPicnics

Anti-ISIS Protest: “Not in Our Name”

13:00, Sun 26 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

On Sunday the Muslim Community in Ireland is invited to a protest called “Not in Our Name” agaist ISIS, to show that the atrocious acts of the so called “Islamic State” are against Muslim teachings and are not condoned by Muslims.

impic.ie/not-in-our-name-protest-against-isis.html

Dublin Live Art Festival – The Casino

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jul

The Casino, Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin 3

Seven of Irelands best live performance artists will perform in the grounds of The Casino in Marino on Sunday afternoon. The performances are specifically designed to respond to the unique architecture and history of this historical site, an 18th-century neo-classical building created as a pleasure house for James Caulfield, the 1st Earl of Charlemont.

Artists are Amanda Coogan, Áine Phillips, Brian Connolly, James King, Francis Fay, Eleanor Lawler and El Putnam.

Admission is free.

dublinliveartfestival.com/project/casino/

Biodiversity Monitoring Talks

14:00, Sun 26 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

More Biodiversity Monitoring Talks will take place in July on four Sundays (05+12+19+26 July) in the Arkle Room of Farmleigh House.

This week’s talk is entitled: “Polinators of Ireland and Farmleigh”

As many species of pollinators (bees, wasps, etc) continue to decline around the world, the need to monitor them has increased. The pollinators now rely on us to provide them with a healthy habitat and in turn provide us with food and beauty. By learning a few simple steps to help provide a healthy environment, these species can then continue to provide us with useful functions such as pollination.

The talks will cover various interesting aspects of Biodiversity Monitoring in Ireland including species identification, how to set up a monitoring transect & how to increase pollen and nectar sources in you garden.

The event will start with a 25 minute Biodiversity presentation in the Arkle room followed by a 25 minute outdoor exploration to view some species on Farmleigh grounds. (Weather Permitting).

Admission is free and will be distributed on a first come first served basis at the guides reception desk of Farmleigh. For further information contact farmleightours@gmail.com or call 01 815 5914.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34474,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 26 Jul

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/

Never Ending Story – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 26 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Film Screening of “NeverEnding Story” will take place.

“While hiding from bullies in the school attic, Bastien discovers a mysterious book and is absorbed into the world of ‘Fantasia’, a magical realm under threat and in need of Bastien to be the hero. 1984; PG; (102 min).”

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Jul

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

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 26 Jul

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

Flood Management – Civil Defence Talk

15:00, Sun 26 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A free talk by the Civil Defence about Flood Management and how to create an emergency household pack will take place in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,34640,en.html

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Jul

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

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jul

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

Jazz & Tapas Dinner

18:00 – 20:30, Sun 26 Jul

Zaragoza, 18 South William Street, Dublin 2

The next Jazz&Tapas Brunch/Dinner in Zaragoza is this Sunday with Lisa Jameson (vocals) and James Mullen (piano) performing.

www.zaragozadublin.com/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 Jul

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 26 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 26 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

“The Prov Cats” Improv Showcase

19:30, Sun 26 Jul

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

The Prov Cats an improv comedy class lead by instructor Neil Curran will have their first showcase on Monday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/587392884731840/

Land of the Giants – Gig

20:00, Sun 26 Jul

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

Land of the Giants will play Rock/Reggae/Ska and Blues at a gig in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/land-of-the-giants-event1

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 26 Jul

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

The BPMs – Wedding Showcase

20:30 – 21:30, Sun 26 Jul

Molloy’s Pub, Main Street, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Wedding Band “The BPMs” will be in Molloy’s for a Wedding Showcase on Sunday evening. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/904387162961451/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 26 Jul

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 26 Jul

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 26 Jul

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 26 Jul

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 26 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 27 Jul

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Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00, Mon 27 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Inspired by…Icons” is the title of the Family Workshop on Monday. Suitable for families with 4-10 year old kids. Admission is free. Find all details on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July27_family.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 27 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 27 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 27 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

The Art of Jack B. Yeats – Talk

13:00, Mon 27 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “The Art of Jack B. Yeats” will take place in the National Gallery. Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Talks/July27_Yeats.aspx

Drawing Workshop for adults: Portraits

15:00, Mon 27 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Drawing Workshop for adults will focus on Portraits. Admission is free and all materials will be provided. Find all details on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Drawing/July27_Portraits.aspx

The Critical Take – Film Debate

18:30, Mon 27 Jul

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

The Critical Take is the IFI’s monthly Film Club and everybody is welcome to attend. Admission is free, but tickets are limited.

The July event will see the panel discussing Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy (opens July 3rd), the re-issue of Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil (opens July 10th) and Italian director Alice Rohrwacher’s Cannes 2014 Grand Prix-winning The Wonders (opens July 17th).

The panellists this month are Movies.ie and film journalist Brogen Hayes, IFI Digital Collections and Access Manager Raelene Casey and Director of Collapsing Horse Theatre Company Dan Colley.

Book your free seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 6793477.

www.ifi.ie/film/the-critical-take-free-event-july-2015/

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 27 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Super Happy Fun Times are running an Open Mic night for Music and Spoken Word every Monday in Sin É.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 27 Jul

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

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 27 Jul

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 Lazy Band – Arthur’s Pub

20:00, Mon 27 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Lazy Band will be in Arthur’s Pub for a gig and special guest will be Celine Carroll.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/117115901964420/

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 27 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bad hosts “Al Porter’s Comedy Shed”. Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 27 Jul

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 27 Jul

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

Every Monday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 27 Jul

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 27 Jul

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.

Tuesday 28 Jul

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Storytelling for Children

10:45 – 11:45, Tue 28 Jul

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

A storytelling event with Mike Breathnach will take place in the library on Tuesday and is suitable for children aged 3-6 years. Admission is free. Booking via 01-6744888.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-locations-hours-19

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 28 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00, Tue 28 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Inspired by…the Dutch Golden Ag” is the title of the family workshop for families with children aged 4-10 in the National Gallery. Admission is free and no booking required. All details are on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July28_family.aspx

Patchwork Bags – Children Workshop

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 28 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Tuesday in July (07, 14, 21 + 28 July) , the Irish Patchwork Society is running a workshop for children. In a two hour session children will learn how to piece a patchwork block and then use it to construct a lined bag, using a sewing machine. Suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years.

Admission is free, booking is required via 01 804 0300.

Until 03 August there is also a Patchwork exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens. It is called “Hands across the Border” and is a co-operation between the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and the Irish Patchwork Society. Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Musical Journeys with Sofia Arteaga

11:30, Tue 28 Jul

Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, Off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Musical Journeys with Sofia Arteaga will bring you on a trip around the world, with singing, movement, listening and playing instruments. Suitable for children aged 7+.

The Journeys take place in
+ Phibsboro’ Library on Tuesday 28 July at 11:30 (Phone: 01-8304341)
+ Cabra Library on Wednesday 29 July at 14:30 (Phone: 01-8691414)
+ Raheny Library on Thursday 30 July at 11:00 (Phone: 01-8315521)

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/musical-journeys-sofia

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 28 Jul

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

Caravaggio and his followers – Talk

13:00, Tue 28 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Caravaggio and his followers” is the title of a talk in the National Gallery. Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Talks/July28_Carav.aspx

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Tue 28 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

The Boy who cired Wolf – Puppet Performance

14:30, Tue 28 Jul

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

The No Strings Theatre Company is back in Dublin City Libraries again to perform a puppet show of the classic story “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”.

A very bored little boy is asked to look after his Grandfather’s prize sheep before The Best Sheep in Ireland Competition. See what happens when the wolf turns up…..

The shows will be in the following libraries:
* Pearse Street Library Tuesday 28 July at 14:30 (Phone: 01-6744888)
* Rathmines Library Wednesday 29 July at 15:30 (Phone: 01-4973539)

Admission is free, but booking is required via phone.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/boy-who-cried-wolf-puppet

Seabird Watching

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 28 Jul

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Every Tuesday evening in July (07, 14, 21+28 July) BirdWatch Ireland invites to a Seabird Watching at Coliemore Harbour. There will be experts available as you observe the breeding Terns and other sea birds. No walking required.

Admission is free and no booking required.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/biodiversity-events

A-capella Choir Villach (Austria) – Concert

19:30, Tue 28 Jul

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The A-Capella Choir from Villach in Austria will be in St. Ann’s Church with a sacred/secular programme entitled “We sing to the Glory of God”.

Admission is free.

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 28 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 28 Jul

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

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 28 Jul

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Live sessions with the Blue Moon Folk and Blues Collective are taking place every Tuesday at the Beerhouse. Admission is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 28 Jul

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 28 Jul

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 28 Jul

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 28 Jul

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 28 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Surefire Trio – Gig

23:55, Tue 28 Jul

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

The Surefire Trio will play the midnight gig in The Mezz. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Wednesday 29 Jul

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 29 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 29 Jul

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/

Storytelling for Children

14:00, Wed 29 Jul

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

Storytelling for children aged 3-6 years will happen in Raheny Library. Admission is free. Book via 01-8315521

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

Make your own Battle Banner – Drop-in Activity

14:30 – 16:30, Wed 29 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Banners and flags were used by both the Irish and the Vikings in battles. Drop-in and recreate your own banner based on the symbols and shapes of the Vikings or the Gaels.

Suitable for Age 6+- Admission is free and no booking required. Located next to the Treasury exhibition, ground floor.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4698

Drawing Workshop for adults

15:00, Wed 29 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Drawing Workshop for adults with the focus on Movement takes place on Wednesday. Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Drawing/July29_Movement.aspx

Storygate: Dare To Imagine – Kids event

15:00, Wed 29 Jul

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

“Together with Simone and Michael from StoryGate, Vinny the handsome Vulture presents stories that will leave you gobsmacked. Hear of daring endeavors, breathtaking stunts and awesome facts in this collection of record-breaking stories. Puppetry and storytelling packed with amazing facts! Suitable for chidren aged from 4 to 12 years.”

Admission is free, but booking is required.

The event takes place on Wednesday in Walkinstown Library (15:00) and on Thursday (30 July – 14:30) in Ballymun Library.The phoe numbers for bookings are for Walkinstown 01-4558159 and for Ballymun 01-8421890.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/storygate-dare-imagine

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 29 Jul

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until 19 August.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market. In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

www.facebook.com/LoveTempleBar

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 29 Jul

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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 29 Jul

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

Brand New Switcheroo will play a Roots gig in the Harbour Bar and admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 29 Jul

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 29 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club, run by comedian Aidan Killian, takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 29 Jul

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 29 Jul

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 29 Jul

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 29 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 29 Jul

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Jazz Pigs with a classic multi-brass front line play a mix of Lounge, lively sixties Jazz and driving Funk. Every Wednesday downstairs in 4 Dame Lane. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 29 Jul

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

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

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El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State – Gallery Discussion

11:00 – 12:00, Thu 30 Jul

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

Sarah Glennie (Director, IMMA), Annie Fletcher (Chief Curator, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven) and Catherine Morris (art historian and curator) lead a gallery discussion on the new exhibition of works inspired by Russian artist, designer, teacher and theorist El Lissitzky. The exhibition also features the work of four contemporary artists – Rossella Biscotti, Núria Güell, Sarah Pierce and Hito Steyerl, which will also be explored.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_237019.htm

Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00, Thu 30 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Family Workshop for families with kids of 4-10 years on Thursday is entitled “Inspired by…the Renaissance”. Admission is free and all details are on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July30_family.aspx

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 30 Jul

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 30 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 30 Jul

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

185th Annual Exhibition Lunchtime Talk

13:00, Thu 30 Jul

RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Enjoy a walk and talk of the 185th Annual Exhibition with James Halnley RHA when he will share his highlights of the show.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of EUR 5 into the donation box in the foyer. No booking required.

www.rhagallery.ie/lectures/185th-annual-exhibition-lunchtime-talk-7/

Opera in the Open – Merrion Square

13:00, Thu 30 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

To celebrate the relocation of the French Embassy’s Cultural Service to Merrion Square, a special one-off performance of “Orphée et Euridice” by Christoph Willibald Gluck will be performed in Merrion Square.

And from next week (06 Aug) the Opera in the Open will return to its normal location for the month of August, at the Amphitheatre near Christ Church.

www.facebook.com/pages/Opera-In-The-Open/125207224255

The Treatment of Word War I Veterans in Ireland – Talk

13:00, Thu 30 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Nobody’s Children: The treatment for Shell-Shocked Great War veterans in the Irish Free State” is a lunch time lecture with researcher Michael Robinson (University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies).

Admission is free.

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

Wood Quay Summer Sessions

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 30 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions, five 1-hour long open air gigs, will take place for the first time this year.

Throughout July, Dublin City is inviting to this lunchtime event every Thursday at the outdoors “Amphitheatre” between Christ Church and the Dublin Civic Offices.

The line-up for the last event in the series is:

+ 30 July: Elephant // The Flaws

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/WoodQuaySummerSessions2015

Creation of the Lafcadio Hearn Gardens, Tramore – Lecture

13:10, Thu 30 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime Lecture “The Creation of the Lafcadio Hearn Gardens, Tramore: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Japan’s Greatest Irishman” takes place on Thursday and lecturer is Agnes Aylward (Project Director, Lafcadio Hearn Gardens).

Admission is free.

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

FabLabs – A Place to Learn

14:30, Thu 30 Jul

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

The FabLab event is a 1.5 hour long workshop for children aged 6-10 where you learn how to design a light.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/fablabs-place-learn

Patchwork – Adult Beginners Workshop

15:00, Thu 30 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Thursday in July (09, 16, 23 + 30 July) the Irish Patchwork Society is running a beginners workshop for adults.

You will learn simple patchwork techniques and will have the opportunity to work on a small piece of handwork.

Admission is free, booking is required via 01 804 0300.

Until 03 August there is also a Patchwork exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens. It is called “Hands across the Border” and is a co-operation between the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and the Irish Patchwork Society. Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 30 Jul

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Forro Night (Brazilian Dance) with a Forro Live Band takes place in the D-One Bar & Brazilian Grill every Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Gallery Press – Poetry Book Launch

18:00, Thu 30 Jul

Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Gallery Press and Hodges Figgis are launching three new books of poems:

+ What Just Happened by Sara Berkeley Tolchin
+ There Now by Eamon Grennan
+ Early House by Justin Quinn

Introduced by Peter Fallon.

Admission is free.

www.gallerypress.com/2015/07/20/book-launch-and-reading-three-new-titles-30-july

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 30 Jul

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

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

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin. A new exhibition at the Little Museum is “Dear Christy: The Christy Brown Collection”. It is the first time that Christy’s personal archive will go on view. You can visit that exhibition as well when you are there on Thursday.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 30 Jul

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale which starts so early (06:00!!) that you need to be an insomniac or a super early bird, there is now a Thursday evening Car Boot Sale in the same location. It starts at 18:30 and runs until 22:00. Late night car boot shopping. :-) Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 30 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul – Thursdays at Arthurs – Gig

19:00, Thu 30 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly live music gig of the genres Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul will take place in Arthur’s Pub with weekly changing performers:

+ 1st Thursday: Ben Prevo
+ 2nd Thursday: Declan Kennedy
+ 3rd Thursday: Dermot Byrne
+ 4th Thursday: Mick Pyro

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 30 Jul

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30), followed by live music (21:00-23:30) by up and coming local and international artists.

Admission is free before 20:00 and free finger food is provided.

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

Des Hopkins Jazz Band – Gig

20:00, Thu 30 Jul

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

The Des Hopkins Jazz Band will play Dixieland Jazz and other types of jazz at a gig in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/des-hopkins-jazz-band-event

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 30 Jul

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

Danny O’Brien’s Edinburgh Preview – Comedy

20:30, Thu 30 Jul

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Resident Comedy Crunch MC Danny O’ Brien will preview his brand new Edinburgh show and there will also be a secret special guest act. THis means you can get FOUR Comedy Crunch events this week: Sun, Mon, Tues are the normal Comedy Crunch events and this one is in addition on Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/718831818242648/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 30 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 30 Jul

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 30 Jul

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

The next Cabin Sessions take place on Thursday. Expect Folk, Roots, Americana and Trad influences with the Cabin Crew featuring Spats Davenort with Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica) Dave Hardy (sax/clarinet) and special guests: Anne & Tony Preston (country/folk), Michael Lawlor (folk), Alice Jago (contemporary).

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 30 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 30 Jul

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

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 30 Jul

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 30 Jul

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 30 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Family Workshop – National Gallery

11:00, Fri 31 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Drop-in Family Workshop for families with 4-10 year old kids is entitled “Inspired by…Cubism” on Friday. Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Family_workshop/July31_family.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 31 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 31 Jul

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

Impressionism at the NGI – Talk

13:00, Fri 31 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Impressionsim at the NGI” is the title of this talk in the National Gallery. Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Talks/July31_Imp.aspx

Drawing Workshop for adults

15:00, Fri 31 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Drawing Workshop for adults is focusing on “Black & White” on Friday. Admission is free. All details are on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Summer_2015/Drawing/July31_BW.aspx

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 31 Jul

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 31 Jul

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

Dublin Rock-n-Roll Festival

20:00, Fri 31 Jul

Dame District, Dublin 2

The Rock-n-Roll Festival is back and is bigger and better and has a slightly different name. But nothing changed about the concept: Celebrating Music, Cars, Hairstyles, Clothing! Everything Rock-n-Roll and Rockabilly from the 50s and 60s. And the whole weekend long event is free.

It starts on Friday with gigs in The Mercantile and Sweeneys.

Mercantile:
+ Rock-N-Roll Dance Off presented by SwingScene.ie at 20:00
+ Dance the night away with Swing, Lyndy Hop, Boogie & Woogie, The Twist & much more. Beginners to intermediate.
+ The Jive Cats will play a gig on the ground floor.

Sweeneys: Live music with
+ Johny Strom Crow
+ Dublin City Rounders
+ Slim Jim and the Bone Breakers
+ The Rockets
+ MTBA

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/444736062397765/

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 31 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A weekly Gig Night in Sin É, organised and presented by Super Happy Fun Times takes place every Friday and admission is free. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Oddsocks – Gig

20:00, Fri 31 Jul

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

Four-piece band Oddsocks from Sligo will play Rhythm & Groove in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/oddsocks-event3

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 31 Jul

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

Play It Cool – Gig

21:00, Fri 31 Jul

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

Play It Cool are playing a free gig in Mother Reilly’s on Friday.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 31 Jul

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

The Backroad Blues Band

21:00, Fri 31 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Backroad Blues Band will be in Arthur’s pub playing the music of JJ Cale, BB King, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Levon Helm, Don Nix, James Brown and more.

Admission is EUR 5, but if you mention the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) at the door, you will get in for free.

www.facebook.com/events/1096061050423725/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

21:30, Fri 31 Jul

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

The Jawbone Collective is bringing their folk & blues to the Patriot’s Inn on Friday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

CSI – Gig

22:00, Fri 31 Jul

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

CSI are on stage from 22:00 in the Church for a gig. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/112083285800774/

Not Squares – Album Launch

22:30, Fri 31 Jul

The Hangar, Andrew’s Lane, Dublin 2

The Synthwave band “Not Squares will launch their new album “Bolts” with a free party in Hangar on Friday.

www.facebook.com/events/713498442109125/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+11+12+15+19+25 July

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

The next walks take place on 01+11+12+15+19+25 July.

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

In addition: From 05 July until 06 September a weekly Dublin Mountains Walk takes place as part of the Summer of Heritage programme in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. The walk starts at 11:00 (every Sunday) at the Barnaslingan Wood car park. It will have a 2 hour duration and max 20 people can take part. Pre book your place via heritage@dublinmountains.ie
www.dlrevents.ie/soh15.html

www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/banned-drivers-face-arrest-if-caught-driving-338028.html

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Vodafone Comedy Festival 23-26 July

Dublin International Piano Festival 25 July – 02 August

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This is odd

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

Safefood – We will scare you sooner or later!

Tiny Ireland has two organisations that look after food safety. One is doing a good job, all considered, and the other one is trying to scare the bejaysus out of you if you let them. Unfortunately, though, the superfluous organisation is an All-Ireland organisation and therefore more or less untouchable.

The two players in this field are in one corner, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, who inspect restaurants for food safety breaches and can close them down. They advise us on Food Safety and seem to do a good and balanced job. And the other corner there is Safefood, who love sensationalism, constantly try to scare you about bacteria and germs. You probably remember the TV ads. They tell you to boil dishclothes every two days and live in constant fear and panic of food poisoning.

Well, the newest campaign with which Safefood want to scare you is Folic Acid! It is not that the food supplement is bad for you, no, this time they are telling you that you should take it every day as long as you are female and are seksually (wrong spelling to avoid the wrath from spam checkers!) active. Why should you take it EVERY day? Because you COULD get pregnant, no matter what type of protection you might use and/or what your intentions are regarding becoming pregnant. You might have been seksually active for 10 years and still not been pregnant once in that time, but according to Safefood it could have happened ANY time. I hope you see the MASSIVE risk that would have totally justified taking Folic acid for the last 3650 days!

Well in this case, I’d say you should take Blood Thinners (Heparin/Warfarin etc) on a daily basis because you COULD get a stroke ANY day and you also should take antibiotics every day because you COULD get an infection in the next 10 minutes. And while you are at it, better add some Prozac as well, because you could start suffering from depression tomorrow.

Safefood is just odd!

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–Joerg

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