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Event Guide for FREE Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is a weekly e-mail newsletter/e-zine that lists, describes and recommends all free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area. Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups are included.

The e-zine is written in blog-style and published by Joerg Steegmueller, who lives in Dublin for many years and provides this service for free. The Dublin Event Guide has currently more than 20,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe on the right -->>

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

This week's Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) was posted on 12. April 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 355: Japan Day, Messiah on the Street, Fusion Sunday Market, Print Museum Family Day

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 356 | 11 April 2014

Subscribers: 20,357

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Hi all!

Could it be that we have good weather this weekend?

It would be great for Japan Day in Farmleigh House and for “Messiah on the Street” concert in Fishamble Street. They are two regular events that are very very popular. And next weekend is already Easter. If you are in Dublin (lots of people go on holidays over Easter) make sure you check out the Dublin Event Guide, because – somewhat surprisingly – there will be a number of events taking place even on the Easter weekend.

And what else is in this edition? Well, I strongly suggest that you read the Dublin News. There is an amazing offer for totally free taxi money for you. Don’t miss out!

And here are two very important appeals for the Dublin Event Guide:

The sending of the weekly e-mail newsletter costs EUR 170 per month and for this I need your help. If four wonderful people can be found per week, then we usually make it exactly to that amount. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some corporate sponsors. Maybe two or three companies that are prepared to help with a little more than the individual donations of around 12 Euro. If you know anybody, send them my way. :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 20,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 45,000 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, Living Social, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 170 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Ok, today I have to admit that the “Feel Good video clip is a little bit tongue in cheek. Well, it is a clip that most likely/hopefully will make you smile or giggle and since that is the best start to feel good, my choice might not be the worst at all. Have a look at this video of Michael D. Higgins on his visit in the UK: www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1424047084513469 ;-)

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

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation. The great donors last week were Sinead D, Padraig K, Nicola R, Susan H. Your help is MUCH appreciated!

Every bit counts to ensure that you – and everyone else – will continue to get the Dublin Event Guide every week.

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 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 www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm 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 www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week, I will focus on just two days, because it is two busy days. More than 170 free events are taking place this week and quite a number of high-profile events are happening on Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday the Dodder Action Day and the Anarchist Bookfair and a Giro d’Italia “Dublin Bikes go pink” promo event should be considered by you.

On Sunday the great Fusion Sunday Market and a Print Museum Family Day will be on my Pick List. And then there is also the must-experience-at-least-once event in Temple Bar when Händel’s Messiah will be performed on Fishamble Street. And out at Farmleigh House a Japan Day takes place.

During the week? Lots of other events (and Dublin: One City, One Book is still continuing)! But you leave them for you to check them out!

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Competitions

“The Story of Swing” performed by the Swing Cats

Sat 19 April 2014 – 19:30
Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Swing Cats were assembled in 2010 as a “Jumpin Swing Band” to move away from the Rat Pack crooning swing style and into the high-energy non-stop-dancing vibe as known from ball rooms in the USA in the 1930s and 40s. The Swing Cats developed a free style way of playing Swing with unpredictable arrangements to keep the music flowing for the high-energy swing dancers.

The band is a 6 piece with piano, drums, double bass, a two piece brass section, and a lead vocalist and they play a two hour non-stop set with minimal gaps between songs to keep the dance floor moving.

In addition to many songs from the 30s and 40s swing era, The Swing Cats are also performing modern songs from the 80s to today in the swing style from the 30s and 40s.

On Sat 19 April, The Swing Cats, together with Special Guest Ken Kirwan, would like to tell you the “Story of Swing” in the Button Factory. Tickets are EUR 19.50 (plus fees) and are available on ticketmaster.ie

For the Dublin Event Guide readers, The Swing Cats have made 2 pairs of tickets available for a competition. If you want to have a chance to win a pair of tickets, just send a mail to dublineventguide@mail.com with the SWING CATS in the subject line and your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on 15 April.

Check out Ths Swing Cats here www.theswingcats.ie/ and here www.facebook.com/theswingcats

Dublin’s Good Friday Concert – Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups

Fri 18 Apr 2014 – 20:00-22:00 – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups invites to “Dublin’s Good Friday Concert” on Friday 18 April in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Goethe-Institut Choir and the Dublin Symphony Orchestra will be performing the Faure Requiem with works by Bach and Schubert. This is a special treat for everyone who likes classical and ecclesiastical music.

Tickets are EUR 25 and all funds raised go towards the frontline services of the 45 resident member charities of the Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups. Tickets can be purchased through www.carmichaelcentre.ie/events or 01-8735702.

For two Dublin Event Guide readers, the Carmichael Centre has made a pair of tickets each available. If you want to win a pair, you need to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject REQUIEM and with your name and your mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by 12:00 on 15 April.

Release Your Voice – 8-week Singing Course – Competition

from 22 April for 8 weeks (18:15-19:30)
Lantern Centre, 15 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Discover new and exciting possibilities for your voice while having fun and join these Group Singing Classes with Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields.

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch-range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence.

The class is suitable for all levels of singer from the beginner/non-singer to the professional and for all styles e.g: Contemporary/ Pop/Rock/Jazz/ Classical/Traditional etc.

Joan is a very popular and experienced professional singer herself, has a Masters in Music Performance and will definitely be the right person to bring you to the next level of singing.

The course fee is EUR 80 and there are only limited places available. To book your place, contact freeyourvoice@outlook.com or ring 086 3844527 and here are some more details www.facebook.com/events/562881060468898/

For one super-lucky Dublin Event Guide reader, Joan has made a ticket available and if you want to win that ticket, you have to enter a competition. To do that, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject JOAN and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. In addition (and that will not influence the random draw), I would love to hear why Joan’s course would be perfect for you. So feel free to tell me more. Your mail has to be with me by Thursday 17 April.

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

If you want to reach more than 20,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options.

And if you want me to do use your product and write an assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too.

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Uber – Free chauffeured trip for every Dublin Event Guide Reader

Today I have a super special offer for you: Every Dublin Event Guide Reader can get a free chauffeured trip to the value of EUR 25 !!

Uber, the American transportation company that is shaking up the hired car world has firmly arrived in Dublin and is offering their “Uber Black” service here. Uber Black is a chauffeured or private driver car service that is a big step up from your normal taxi service. It is certainly travelling in style and through the Uber app it is simple, secure, cashless and comfortable.

Everybody talks about Uber and now the company is giving every Dublin Event Guide reader a chance to try out the service. Every new user can easily get EUR 25 through this Dublin Event Guide offer so that you can give Uber a go. If your trip costs less than EUR 25 you just thank the driver and walk away. If the trip costs more, you only pay the difference.

To get your free chauffeured Uber trip, download the free Uber app (available in the app store), then register through the app and enter the Promo Code DUBEVENTGUIDE. That’s all! And instantly the EUR 25 will be on your account.

Alternatively you can just go to www.uber.com/go/DUBEVENTGUIDE and register there if you don’t want to download the app yet.

[The EUR 25 will be valid until 30 June 2014. The value can only be used for a single trip, so the whole EUR 25 will be used up even if the trip did cost less. This offer is only available for new users. Only when you use the Promo Code DUBEVENTGUIDE you will get the credit.]

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We Love Dublin – Dublin Loving Migrants Needed!

“We Love Dublin” is a new travel series that will be broadcast on Dublin Community Television (DCTV). The goal of the series is to show Dublin through the eyes of Dubliners of migrant extraction who have developed a deep love of Dublin and want to share this passion with a broader community, both locally and overseas. The people behind “We Love Dublin” are now looking for paricipants and if you want to be a part of it, go to www.welovedublin.tv/ and share your story/insight. The facebook page is: www.facebook.com/WeLoveDublinTV

In 10 years: 2840 km of Bicycle Routes in Dublin

If the National Transport Authority’s plans will become reality, Dublin will have the massive stretch of 2840 km of bicycle tracks by 2024 (www.thejournal.ie/dublin-cycling-plan-1410242-Apr2014/ ). Considering that most cycling in Dublin is communter cycling and not leisure cycling, I hope that the routes are really enabling people to get to their work place easie.

And waht next? Something needs to be done about the huge amount of bike thefts here. If a bike thief can break a lock in the middle of Dublin in broad daylight without any interference by anybody, something is major wrong.

Donating to the Dublin Event Guide for free!?

Do you happily receive the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) every week? And do you make use of it at least sometimes? And would you like to help to keep it going? If you read this, then the answer is probably three times YES!

But I understand that giving a donation is not everybody’s thing. I can assure you that it will only be used to cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide, but wouldn’t it be even neater if you could give money without having to use your own?

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg for Book Depository and
www.amazon.co.uk/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=ur2&tag=dubeveguiforf-21 for Amazon

You can also copy these links and send them to your friends. When you click on the link you books cost exactly the same as if you went to the Amazon or Book Depository website directly. But if you go via my links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8%. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it still would amount to a fair amount.

And if you want to buy from
Groupon use this www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=344250&v=4345&q=162396&r=140544 or for
LivingSocial use this www.awin1.com/awclick.php?mid=4319&id=140544

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

Opportunities

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Governors, Guardians, Artists – Exhibition

until 11 May

National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Founded in 1854 by an Act of Parliament, the National Gallery of Ireland’s first Board was established with seventeen governors and guardians. This governance included the President of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), which was considered the most important arts organisation in Ireland, and two artists nominated by the RHA, George Petrie and George Francis Mulvany. Since then, over fifty artists have served on the Board, contributing to, and supervising, the development of the institution and its collection.

Many of the artists nominated to the Board were active members of the Irish art community, sometimes holding positions of great influence. For example, Sean Keating was a senior teacher at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, President of the RHA and served on the Board of the Gallery for twenty-eight years.

“Governors, Guardians, Artists” highlights the work of a selection of those artists who served on the board, such as George Petrie, John Lavery, Nathaniel Hone, Sarah Purser, Jack B.Yeats, Evie Hone and Sean Keating.

On Tuesday 08 April at 10:30, Curator Donal Maguire will give an introduction to the exhibition. Gallery Lecture Theatre. Admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie

Clontarf Millennium Art Exhibition

Fri 18 – Mon 21 April (10:00-18:00)

Viking Suite, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Over two hundred art works based on the theme of Clontarf from 1014 – 2014 will be on display in this group show. ”. Artists will showcase works in various mediums such as oils, watercolours, acrylics, drawings, mixed media, mixed textiles and sculpture.

Dr. Colm Lennon, historian, author and artist will officially open the exhibition on Thursday 17th April at 7pm and there will be a special music performance by Ceoltoiri Cluain Tarbh.

To coincide with the exhibition, ‘This is how it’s done’, a lecture and series of art demonstrations will be held in the Norman Suite at Clontarf Castle from Friday 18th – Monday 21st April. Artist, Mary O’ Brien will give a lecture on ‘The Representation of Women in 20th Century Irish Art’ on Friday at 4pm and the demonstrations will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11am and 3pm each day. This will be a great opportunity to meet artists and learn about the various art forms, mediums and techniques they use, such as palette knife painting, drawing, charcoal work, cloud painting, felt making and flower arranging.

www.facebook.com/clontarfmillenniumartexhibition Admission is free.

Bonsai at the Botanic Gardens

Daily until 23 April

National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

An extensive exhibition of Bonsai from Andrew J Murray’s collection will be on display in the Teak House throughout April. Watch the Bonsai burst back into life, displaying the spring foliage of maples, cherries and many other interesting plants. Admission is free. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Celtic Legend by Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly

27 Mar – 24 Apr (12:00-18:00)

Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

The Doorway Gallery isinviting to an exhibition by Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly called ‘Celtic Legend’. There will be a ‘Meet and Greet’ with the artist on Saturday 29 March.

www.thedoorwaygallery.com/

Musical Portraits on Vinyl

11-27 April

Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The exhibition “Long Play” is a display of musical portraits on vinyl, by Dublin born artist Fergal Coghlan. It will take place in the Craft Beer Pub “Beerhouse”. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/FergalCoghlanArt

INDIA 50 / — – Photographic Exhibition by Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo

09-16 Apr (09:30-17:30)

Copper House Gallery, Synge Street, Dublin 8

The Copper House Gallery will launch INDIA 50 / — , a photographic exhibition by Mexican visual artist Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo, on Wed 09 April from 18:00-20:00.

INDIA 50 / — shows 25 black and white photographs, printed on fine art cotton paper. These 25 works are one half of the full collection, called India 50 / 50, consisting of 50 images -25 in colour and 25 in black and white.

www.thecopperhousegallery.com/

Saturday 12 Apr

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 12 Apr

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/

LiFT Youth Arts Festival

09:00, Sat 12 Apr

Axis Arts Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The LiFt Youth Arts Festival takes place from 09-17 April in Ballymun, it is for young people aged 13-23 and there will also be the Little LiFT events for younger festival goers from 10-12 years. Participatory projects, workshops, exhibitions and school engagement will take place over 7 days.

Most events are free and if you are in the right age group and are interested, check the programme here: axis-ballymun.ie/_fileupload/lift%202014%20small.pdf

While admission is free to most events, everyone attending needs to register (and the form needs to be signed by a parent/guardian). The details are in the programme as well.

www.facebook.com/liftyouthartsfestival

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 12 Apr

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 12 Apr

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/

Sheehy Skeffington Human Rights School 2014

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 12 Apr

Ireland Institute, Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The 2014 Sheehy Skeffington Human Rights School is taking place on Sat, 12 April and has the theme of “Rights and Wrongs: 1914-2014″.

The School is inspired by Francis and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington who devoted their lives to the achievement of a Republic based on social justice, equality and an abhorrence of war.

The School provides an opportunity to broaden and spread the discussion about human rights by providing a space for inputs from notable academics, commentators and activists concerned with informing and promoting a rights-based agenda.

The day long programme with all speakers can be found here.

Admission is free, but donations to cover the cost are very welcome. You need to register if you want to take part, via SheehySkeffingtonSchool@gmail.com

www.sheehyskeffingtonschool.org

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 12 Apr

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

Anarchist Book Fair

10:00, Sat 12 Apr

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

The 9th Anarchist Book Fair takes place on Saturday in Liberty Hall. There will be book stalls, talks, workshops and more and the theme is “Time to think outside the box”.

Admission is free and the whole list of events is on the website below.

www.wsm.ie/c/dublin-anarchist-bookfair-latest.

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 12 Apr

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

Dodder Day 2014

10:00, Sat 12 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dodder Action Group is inviting everyone to participate in the Dodder Day, a day of working together to clean the River Dodder. All details are here www.facebook.com/pages/Dodder-Action/262894190451698 and they should be in the website www.dodderactiondublin.com/ but unfortunately the website doesn’t work for me. Check out the Facebook Group instead!

Dublin: One City One Book

10:00, Sat 12 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Sat 12 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 12 Apr

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 12 Apr

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 12 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Spring Ideal Home Show

10:00 – 21:30, Sat 12 Apr

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Ideal Home Show takes place from Friday 11 April until Sunday 13 April. The show is Ireland’s largest exhibition for home owners and it gives advise on all types of home renovation, extension or improvement projects.

Admission is free on Friday or Saturday if you request a ticket here www.idealhome.ie/free-ticket-registration But be aware that on Sunday tickets are EUR 15 for adults to get to this sales event (if you register for free tickets via the link above, you get a 2 for the price of 1 voucher for Sunday).

Opening hours are Fri 14:00-21:30, Sat+Sun 10:00-18:00.

www.idealhome.ie/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 12 Apr

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

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 12 Apr

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 12 Apr

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/

Dublin Bikes Go Pink for Giro

11:00 – 14:00, Sat 12 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Dublin Bikes together with Dublin City Council will take to the streets on a pink whistle-stop tour to promote the Giro d’Italia coming to Dublin on 11 May. A convoy of pink Dublin cyclists will parade around Dublin with whistles, handing out pink Giro water bottles, key-rings, and badges.

The five key locations are:
+ Barnardo’s Sq (Opp. Olympia Theatre on Dame Street)
+ Stephen’s Green (Shelbourne Side)
+ Jervis Street
+ Merrion Square
+ Earlsfort Terrace (at National Concert Hall)

The cyclists tour will finish at Merrion Square West bike station where a temporary race finish line will be set up to mirror the actual finish line for the official Giro d’Italia race on 11 May.

IFI Spotlight

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 12 Apr

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

IFI Spotlight is a yearly event that will feature this time new Irish features and a day-long seminar chaired by Margaret Kelleher (Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature at UCD and IFI Chair), which will focus on film and television production made in or about Ireland during 2013.

There will be a series of discussions and debates on film and television and this will be complemented by the release of three new titles during the month of April, John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary (opens April 11th), the screen adaptation of John Banville’s The Sea (opens April 18th), and Pat Collins’ Living in a Coded Land (opens April 25th).

All events on Saturday are free, but require booking. Book your free seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing boxoffice@irishfilm.ie (only when your emailed booking request has been confirmed it means there will be tickets for you).

All events throughout the day are listed on the websight below (check the column on the right).

www.ifi.ie/spotlight

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 12 Apr

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 12 Apr

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

Easter Eggspert Family Tour

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 12 Apr

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

This Easter tour for ages 7+ will teach kids all about eggs.It will take place twice on Saturday at 12:00-12:45 and 14:00-14:45

“Do you know your yolk from your albumen? Join a tour during your Easter Holidays, get up close to an ostrich egg and become an eggspert.”

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4282

Fail Better – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 12 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “Fail Better” and it will run from 07 Feb – 27 Apr. The title comes from Samuel Beckett’s “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” and the exhibition looks at beautiful and instructive failures. The purpose is to open up a debate on the essential role of failure in human creativity, in technology, science, design, business and sport.

20 unique exhibits, from a pair of explorer boots that caused Ranulph Fiennes to fail in an Everest attempt, via Christopher Reeve’s (Superman) original wheelchair, to a full-scale reconstruction of the the world’s worst or maddest invention: a big table that is meant to assist childbirth using centrifugal force.

I visited the exhibition and I definitely recommend it. Age-wise, I would think that it is suitable for children from Age 12/13 as long as the parents are prepared to read a good bit of explanatory text and then “translate” it for their children. There is no overly complicated stuff, but most of the exhibits are not self-explanatory. But there is a strong reason for bringing your kids: We have in general a negative attitude to Failure. This exhibition will help you to change that!

Admission is free and opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

www.sciencegallery.com/failbetter

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 12 Apr

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/

Irish Record Fairs

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 12 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Irish Records Fairs are in Sweeney’s for another record, vinyl, DVD, CD market. All music styles are represented. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/irishrecordfairs

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 12 Apr

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/

Chester Beatty – Irish Tour

13:00, Sat 12 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Irish language tour with Jack Fitzgerald takes place. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Chester Beatty – Mandarin Tour

13:00, Sat 12 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Mandarin language tour with family-friendly activities with Tiedong Yang will take place. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

D-light Market Party

13:00 – 19:00, Sat 12 Apr

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

After the success of the first market party in March, D-light studios are inviting to another one. People can browse through stalls with cool, original, hand made products, listen to live music and relax having a drink, dancing or watching a movie. The idea is to have a late market, which will turn into a casual party.

Kids cinema, Live DJ, pop up Café and gourmet food will keep you busy. Admission is free.

d-lightstudios.com

Great Irish Bake Sale – Dun Laoghaire

13:30 – 16:00, Sat 12 Apr

Pilates Plus, 1 The Forge, Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Great Irish Bake is a baking event whereby all money from the sold baked goods will be collected for the Temple Street Children’s Hospital. These Bake Sales will take place in lots of places and (at least) one of them is organised by Dublin Event Guide Readers. They will sell their goods in Dun Laoghaire, next to Bakers Corner, in Pilates Plus.

www.facebook.com/pilates.p.dublin

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 12 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Dublin: A City made of stories

14:00 – 15:30, Sat 12 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Poems, songs, stories and history create our sense of Dublin as a city.

What do we think of when we think of Dublin? How has the history of the city influenced the poems, songs and stories?

Join Garrett Fagan, for a panel discussion on what makes Dublin the city that it is. The panel will include Dr Niamh Puirseil, writer and historian and author of the Landmark Documents in Irish History; Dr Kelly Fitzgerald, folklorist and lecturer in Irish Folklore, Celtic Civilisation and Irish Studies in UCD; Nessa O’Mahony, a winner of the National Women’s Poetry Competition whose poetry is included in this year’s One City One Book poetry anthology ‘If Ever You Go’, and Dr Ellen Rowley, a historian of Irish architecture specializing in the development of Dublin’s built environement and who is presently engaged in the first inventory of Dublin’s twentieth-century buildings for Dublin City Council.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

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

Phoenix Park Poetry Reading

14:00, Sat 12 Apr

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

To celebrate Dublin: One City, One Book, the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre will host a series of poetry readings & Performances every Saturday in April. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,30636,en.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 12 Apr

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

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 12 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 12 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 12 Apr

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

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LiFT Youth Arts Festival

09:00, Sun 13 Apr

Axis Arts Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The LiFt Youth Arts Festival takes place from 09-17 April in Ballymun, it is for young people aged 13-23 and there will also be the Little LiFT events for younger festival goers from 10-12 years. Participatory projects, workshops, exhibitions and school engagement will take place over 7 days.

Most events are free and if you are in the right age group and are interested, check the programme here: axis-ballymun.ie/_fileupload/lift%202014%20small.pdf

While admission is free to most events, everyone attending needs to register (and the form needs to be signed by a parent/guardian). The details are in the programme as well.

www.facebook.com/liftyouthartsfestival

Dublin: One City One Book

10:00, Sun 13 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Sun 13 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 13 Apr

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 13 Apr

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 13 Apr

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/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 13 Apr

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

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

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 13 Apr

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/

Fusion Sunday World Culture Market – Food Co-Op

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 13 Apr

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

The next Fusion Sunday Market will take place this Sunday in the Dublin Food Co-op. It is a world culture market, an ethnic Bazaar, that focuses on the diverse ethnic culture present in Ireland today. The Market features a huge array of International stalls, ethnic food, live music and entertainment for kids. You can buy handmade goods, arts and crafts, recycled products, jewellery, clothes and food. The market is held every second Sunday of the month. Admission is free.

A free drama workshop will take place at 11:00 and a free performance of The Bhajan Singers (performing Indian spiritual hymns and prayers in form of songs accompanied by traditional Indian Instruments) will also take place For kids a (non-free: EUR 5) Kids Art Workshop will be provided.

www.facebook.com/fusionsundaysmarket

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 13 Apr

Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

There seem to be TWO weekly markets on Long Mile Road and both are very close to each other. One is behind Wigoders on Long Mile Road (across the road from Aldi). It hosts more than 50 stalls and there is also a Cafe on site. www.facebook.com/WigodersLongmileMarket And the other one is just on the other side of the road, next to Aldi. www.facebook.com/TheLongMileRdMarket

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 13 Apr

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

Terenure Village Market – Launch

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 13 Apr

Caffrey Motors, Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6

The launch of the Terenure Village Market will take place on Sunday. The formal launch is at 11:30 and a Family Day will follow with Live music, irish dancing, face painters, balloon makers , vintage tractors etc. Even the Easter Bunny will appear. The market will continue every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Parking in Terenure will be free on Sunday!

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 13 Apr

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Japan Day – Farmleigh House

11:30 – 16:30, Sun 13 Apr

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A “Japan Day” will take place at Farmleigh House. It is a family day, celebrating Japanese music, dance and culture and all events, workshops and performances are free.

The occasion is the Japanese Cherry Blossom (Hanami) Festival. Traditionally at this time of year across Japan groups come together for a community celebration marking the appearance of the Cherry Blossom very often accompanied with the sound of the traditional Taiko drums.

Check this Facebook page for some more details: www.facebook.com/pages/Experience-Japan/364831154258 and the Facebook event page is here.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,30554,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 13 Apr

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

Atheist Ireland Secular Sunday Brunch

12:00, Sun 13 Apr

Trinity Capital Hotel, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

This is a family-friendly social event where you can meet up for a meal or snack and a chat with like-minded people. You don’t have to be a member of Atheist Ireland to attend. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/groups/atheistireland/

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 13 Apr

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/

Contemporary Irish Choral Music Exhibition

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 13 Apr

Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The Contemporary Music Centre is inviting to an exhibition on Contemporary Irish Choral Music for Handel’s Day 2014 on 13 April.

Choral scores from the CMC collection will be on display, and visitors will can explore the collection further. There will be concert programmes and other ephemera from performances over the past fifty years on display, and recordings will be available to listen to in the library.

Admission is free.

www.cmc.ie/

Fail Better – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 13 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “Fail Better” and it will run from 07 Feb – 27 Apr. The title comes from Samuel Beckett’s “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” and the exhibition looks at beautiful and instructive failures. The purpose is to open up a debate on the essential role of failure in human creativity, in technology, science, design, business and sport.

20 unique exhibits, from a pair of explorer boots that caused Ranulph Fiennes to fail in an Everest attempt, via Christopher Reeve’s (Superman) original wheelchair, to a full-scale reconstruction of the the world’s worst or maddest invention: a big table that is meant to assist childbirth using centrifugal force.

I visited the exhibition and I definitely recommend it. Age-wise, I would think that it is suitable for children from Age 12/13 as long as the parents are prepared to read a good bit of explanatory text and then “translate” it for their children. There is no overly complicated stuff, but most of the exhibits are not self-explanatory. But there is a strong reason for bringing your kids: We have in general a negative attitude to Failure. This exhibition will help you to change that!

Admission is free and opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

www.sciencegallery.com/failbetter

Family Fun Day at the National Print Museum

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 13 Apr

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

Put a hat and an apron on and become a mini printer for the day! The Museum will become a hive of activity with printing demonstrations, face painting, mini children’s workshops and self-guided arts and crafts activities at our Education Area.

Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 13 Apr

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

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

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Massey Woods Walk – IWT Dublin

12:00, Sun 13 Apr

Massey Woods, Dublin Mountains

Join the Irish Wildlife Trust for a walk through Massey’s Woods in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. This Coillte estate has been planted with native and non native trees. And there are a few archaeological features to investigate. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

For further details and bookings send an e-mail to dublinbranch@iwt.ie

iwt.ie/events/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 13 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 13 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature Ian Wilson’s Stations. Mathew Shellhourn (piano) will perform Ian Wilson’s monumental solo piano masterpiece “Stations”.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1112-sundaysnoon-ian-wilsons-stations

Messiah on the Street

13:00 – 14:00, Sun 13 Apr

Fishamble Street, Old City Temple Bar, Dublin 8

On 13 April 1742, Händel’s Messiah, one of the most famous musical pieces in the world, premiered on Fishamble Street in Temple Bar and each year Our Lady’s Choral Society perform excerpts from Händel’s Messiah live on the street. The Choral Society is supported by the Dublin Händelian Orchestra conducted by Proinnsias O’Duinn and by Soloist Stuart Kinsella.

It’s a great opportunity to hear this iconic composition in its historic environment. Ohhh, and be prepared, some fun crowd-participation is part of the performance towards the end of it.

Admission is free. (If the weather is bad, make sure you are prepared, you will be standing on the street in Fishamble Street.)

www.templebar.ie/news/article/haendel-baroque-music-this-weekend

Art Activity: Mega Viking Doodle

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 13 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Art Activity “Mega Viking Doodle” is a family event to explore the new Battle of Clontarf Exhibition.

Pick your favourite Viking object and take a colourful line and your imagination for a walk as you join in a massive Viking doodle on the floor in the Learning Resource Room with Mary-Jane Fitzsimons, Museum Educator.

Admission is free and no booking required. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4286

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 13 Apr

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/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 13 Apr

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 13 Apr

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

Plants that changed the World – Guided Walk

14:30, Sun 13 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Guided Walk”Plants that changed the World” takes place. “Many of the plants that we use in our day-to-day lives have played a huge role in the development of mankind. Empires were built and fortunes amassed in the struggle to control these valuable commodities. Join this free guided tour to learn about the origins of these plants and the roles they have played in our history.”

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Exhibition Talk – Governors, Guardians, Artists

15:00, Sun 13 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A series of free talks on the theme of artists who were governors and guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland continues with:

“Sarah Purser RHA and the NGI” by Catherine Marshall, Co-editor, 20th Century Ireland Dictionary of Irish Art & Architecture

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Hands on History

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 13 Apr

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

Explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum Educators. This is a drop-in handling session for all ages. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4285

Sunshine Cafe – Sunday Jazz

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 13 Apr

Sunshine Cafe, 107 Lower George’s St, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly Jazz gig will take place in the Sunshine Cafe for your Sunday afternoon entertainment. The Jazzwise Duo (piano and double bass) play classic jazz including Broadway standards, Bossa Nova, Blues etc

Del Norte High School Choral Ensemble

16:00, Sun 13 Apr

Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

The Del Norte High School Choral Ensemble and the Ossia Youth Choir perform classical, folk and pop hits.

Admission is free.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 13 Apr

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/

Saucy Sundays

18:30 – 23:00, Sun 13 Apr

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

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

In short the line-up is: Animal Beats, Pauö Creane, Fox.E & The Good Hands, Jack Ryan, Neubau, Rachael McCormack, Heavy Soul, Northlight.

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 13 Apr

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

What you maybe meant to keep – Talks & Tours

18:30, Sun 13 Apr

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

The National Print Museum hosts an exhibition (25 March-27 May) of Irish political ephemera (things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time) covering general and local elections, referendums European and presidential elections from the 1970s to the early 2010s. The exhibition includes ballot papers, election leaflets, posters, and pamphlets.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a short tour and lecture series with its curators (Dr Ciaran Swan (NCAD) and Alan Kinsella) on the following dates: Thursday 03 April at 18.30; Thursday 10 April at 18.30; Sunday 13 April at 11.00 and Thursday 01 May at 18.30.

Admission is free, but booking is essential for tours and lectures as capacity is limited. To book a place, contact
education@nationalprintmuseum.ie

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/collection-and-permanent-exhibition/temporary/current-upcoming-exhibitions/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 13 Apr

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass invites to a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known choirs in Ireland will sing during the mass and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness.

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 13 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

In short the line-up is Kate’s Party, Lemon Cello, Tandem Shy, Desperate Menace, Sub Motion, Simplifires ( Mexico ), Simon MacHale

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 13 Apr

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 13 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 13 Apr

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 13 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 13 Apr

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 13 Apr

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 13 Apr

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

Monday 14 Apr

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LiFT Youth Arts Festival

09:00, Mon 14 Apr

Axis Arts Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The LiFt Youth Arts Festival takes place from 09-17 April in Ballymun, it is for young people aged 13-23 and there will also be the Little LiFT events for younger festival goers from 10-12 years. Participatory projects, workshops, exhibitions and school engagement will take place over 7 days.

Most events are free and if you are in the right age group and are interested, check the programme here: axis-ballymun.ie/_fileupload/lift%202014%20small.pdf

While admission is free to most events, everyone attending needs to register (and the form needs to be signed by a parent/guardian). The details are in the programme as well.

www.facebook.com/liftyouthartsfestival

Dublin: One City One Book

10:00, Mon 14 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Mon 14 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 14 Apr

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 14 Apr

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/

Buy low priced books and support the Dublin Event Guide

13:00, Mon 14 Apr

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 Bookdepository 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 Bookdepository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

Useful Tips on Writing your CV

13:30 – 14:30, Mon 14 Apr

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

The Central Library’s ‘Career Direction and Development’ programmecontinues with the talk “Useful Tips on Writing your CV”, presented by career coach Aoife Prendergast from Slí Nua Careers.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/career_direction_and_dev_2014.aspx

Cyber Ethics Conference

18:00, Mon 14 Apr

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

Three lectures about Cyber Law, Cyber Psychology and Cyber Bullying will take place during that event. Admission to it is free, but you have to book your place here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/cyber-ethics-registration-10800828569?ref=devg

The speakers are:

CyberPsychologist Mary Aiken (RCSI), prominent cyberpsychologist and advisor to the government, the EU, the UN and the White House on the impact of cybertechnology and its use on human behaviour

Dr Eoin O’Dell (TCD, Law School), expert on privacy legislation and chair of the government’s Copyright Review Committee

Dr Conor McGuckin (TCD, School of Education), educationalist and expert on cyberbullying

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014-04-14cyber_ethics.php

Händel Celebration Concert

18:30 – 20:15, Mon 14 Apr

Adam and Eve’s Church, 4 Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8

A Händel Celebration Concert will take place in the Adam and Eve Church. Performers are Our Lady’s Coral Society, Dublin Händelian Orchestra conducted by Proinnsias O’Duinn and Soloists Colette Boushell, Stephen Wallace, Stuart Kinsella, Jeffrey Ledwidge.

Admission is free. Donations are very welcome and all proceeds go to Focus Ireland.

www.templebar.ie/news/article/haendel-baroque-music-this-weekend

Craft Beer Walking Tour

19:30, Mon 14 Apr

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly free Craft Beer Walking Tour started last Monday in Dublin. Meeting Point is in the Beerhouse and during the evening you will visit four Craft Beer Pubs. The tour is free and you pay for your own beer.

www.facebook.com/craftbeerdublin

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 14 Apr

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

Minding the Mind – Lecture Series

20:00 – 21:30, Mon 14 Apr

St. John of God Hospital, Stillorgan Road, Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Minding the Mind is the title of a public lecture series of the Saint John of God Hospital.

The topics are
* Positive Ageing: A Realistic View.
* What is it About Modern Life that makes us Depressed?
* Insights and Helpful Hints on Managing the Impact on Social Media on Relationships.
* Motivation and Change: What Happens when your Sweet Tooth says Yes and your Wisdom Tooth says No?
* Living Mindfully in a Material World.

The lectures take place on Mondays from 20:00-21:30.

The next and last one is “Living Mindfully in a Material World” on Monday 14 April with Orlaith Donohue (Head of Occupational Therapy) + Peter Connolly (Senior Occupational Therapist).

Admission is free. Find the event poster via this link below:
www.stjohnofgodhospital.ie/images/documents/SJOG_MTM_Lectures_2014.pdf

stjohnofgodhospital.ie/index.php/news-events/73-minding-the-mind-public-lecture-series-2014

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 14 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 14 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Veil – An Easter Play By Sean Walsh

20:00, Mon 14 Apr

Clontarf, Dublin 3

“Veil” is an Easter Play By Sean Walsh (directed by Breffni McGuinness) and it will be performed by the Clontarf Players to celebrate the Battle of Clontarf.

At a high level the play represents the ultimate battle: the battle between good and evil. It brings to mind that “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”

The play is attempting to create a bridge between the Battle of Clontarf, the Easter story and the story of a contemporary family in Jerusalem.

Admission is free. Donations are optional.

The play will be performed in the Clontarf/Drumcondra area over three nights:

Monday 14 April – St. John’s Church, Clontarf Road
Tuesday 15 April – St. Anthony’s Church, Clontarf
Wednesday 16 April – All Hallows Church, Drumcondra

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 14 Apr

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

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

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 14 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 14 Apr

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

Tuesday 15 Apr

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Dublin Women for One City One People

09:30 – 12:00, Tue 15 Apr

Unit 2 Killarney Court, Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

AkiDwA, the national network of migrant women living in Ireland, explains that in some areas of the city live now more non Irish than Irish born people and this requires people with different cultures to enter into a conversation to avoid misunderstandings. To initiate such a conversation they are launching “Dublin Women for One City One People”. This project will involve people living in the north inner city area.

You are invited to come to a meeting to hear the ideas of AkiDwA on initiating this conversation between people of different cultural backgrounds. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

To register your interest e-mail info@akidwa.ie or call Barbra at 01-8349851

www.akidwa.ie/events.html

Dublin: One City One Book

10:00, Tue 15 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Tue 15 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

National Gallery Director’s Talk

10:30, Tue 15 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “Where is the Gallery now and where is it Going?” with Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland will take place. Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 15 Apr

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 on Tuesday 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 egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 15 Apr

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

Battle of Clontarf 1014-2014 – City Hall Lectures

13:10, Tue 15 Apr

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dames Street, Dublin 2

The Battle of Clontarf will be the theme of these lunchtime lectures in City Hall. They will take place every Tuesday in April from 13:10-13:50:

+ 01 April: “That Field of Glory: Historical and Antiquarian Perspectives on The Battle of Clontarf” with Dr. Colm Lennon (Emeritus Professor, Department of History, NUI Maynooth)
+ 08 April: “Queen Gormlaith, Brian Boru and The Northmen of Dublin” with Dr. Howard B. Clarke (Emeritus Professor, Department of Medieval History, UCD)
+ 15 April: “Picturing the Battle of Clontarf: James Ward’s Murals in Dublin’s City Hall” with Dr. Joseph McBrinn (Lecturer in History of Design and Applied Arts Belfast School of Art University of Ulster)
+ 22 April: “Commemorating Clontarf in 1914: The Clancy Chain and the Celtic Revival” with Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe (Associate Fellow, Faculty of Visual Culture National College of Art and Design)
+ 29 April: “The Brian Boru Harp and its Musical Legacy” with Dr. Janet Harbison (Irish Harp Centre and Irish Harp College, Limerick)

Admission is free and booking is not required. Come early to get a seat (max number of people: 110), doors open at 12:30.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/City_hall_lectures_2014.aspx

Cool Jobs for Students 2014

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 15 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is a science, technology and engineering careers event for third and fourth year undergraduate students who want to have an opportunity to meet future employers and find out more about different jobs.

There will be talks, seed dating and club sessions and admission is free for all students. (Registration is required on the website below.)

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/03/cooljobs

Biography, Life-Writing and the Writing Life

15:00 – 17:00, Tue 15 Apr

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

A Discussion of Biography, Life-Writing and the Writing Life, with leading biographers and scholars takes place.

The Royal Irish Academy will host a literary event on biography, life-writing and the writing life from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. ‘Writing Lives’ will feature talks by leading scholars and biographers, including Andrew Hadfield, biographer of the controversial poet Edmund Spenser, Ramona Wray, the leading scholar of women’s life-writing in the seventeenth century, and Fionnuala Dillane, author of a major study of George Eliot’s journalism, and winner of the 2014 Colby Prize.

Admission is free.
(Surprisingly, this event is not mentioned on the RIA’s website, so I suggest you double check via 01-6762570 that it is still going ahead.)

www.ria.ie/

Violent Russian Revolution – Talk

18:00, Tue 15 Apr

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

“Naturalizing Hobbes: Russia’s Violent “Life in Catastrophe” and its Legacies in Soviet Russia after the Civil War” with William Rosenberg (University of Michigan).

The Russian Revolution took place in a context of extreme violence and this lecture will look at the impact this had on people and system in Russia.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2013-10-08%20europesviolentmemories.php

French Poet Philippe Beck – Reading & Talk

18:30, Tue 15 Apr

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Philippe Beck is one of France’s most innovative and intriguing poets, as well as a lecturer in philosophy. He will read from his latest work Opéradiques and provide insight into his creative endeavours.

The talk will be in French. Admission is free, but you have to book by sending a mail to rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with the subject RSVP PHILIPPE BECK

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Global Governance of the Food System?

18:30, Tue 15 Apr

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The lecture “Is Better Global Governance of the Food System the Answer?” with Dr Maximo Torero (Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC) willt ake place in the Merrion Room of the RDS.

Admission is free. Registration via the website below is required. There will be a reception before the talk from 17:45

www.teagasc.ie/events/rds-lecture-series/registration.asp

Nuala Ní Chonchúir – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 15 Apr

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The book launch for ‘The Closet of Savage Mementos’ by Nuala Ní Chonchúir is taking place. Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Colin Carberry – Poetry Reading

19:00, Tue 15 Apr

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

A poetry reading with Colin Carberry takes place.

Colin Carberry was born in Toronto, spent some of his childhood in Lanesboro, Co. Longford and now lives in Mexico. He is the author of the poetry collections The Crossing (Bearing Press, 1998), The Green Table (Exile, 2003) and Ceasefire in Purgatory (Luna, 2007).

Admission is free.

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

Atheists in the Pub

19:30, Tue 15 Apr

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

An informal get-together and meeting of like-minded people. This month the speaker is Brendan Maher. He hosts Ireland’s only public Atheist information table outside the GPO in O’Connell Street. Brendan will be sharing his ‘Tales from the Table’.

www.atheist.ie/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 15 Apr

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 15 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 15 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 15 Apr

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 Tiz McNamara (folk/contemporary) plus guests. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

The Improrphans – Improv Comedy

20:30 – 22:30, Tue 15 Apr

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

A free improv comedy night with the Improrphans takes place.

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 15 Apr

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

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 15 Apr

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

Wednesday 16 Apr

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Dublin: One City One Book

10:00, Wed 16 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Wed 16 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 16 Apr

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

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 16 Apr

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

The Little Museum of Dublin secured sponsorship from Johnston, Mooney & O’Brien until October 2014 and will therefore be able to continue the Big J Wednesday: Every Wednesday from 12:00-17:00 admission into the museum is free thanks to the bread company. There are free guided tours every hour.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 16 Apr

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/

Children’s Films and Fairy Tales from Germany

14:00, Wed 16 Apr

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Children’s Films and Fairy Tales from Germany” is a series of film screenings at the DCU Filmclub – School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) and it will take place in the Languaculture Space CG08c.

The film on Wednesday is “Tischlein deck dich/ The Wishing-Table”, it will be screened in German with English subtitles.
Admission is free.

Find all details here www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en11677531v.htm

House and home in Viking Dublin – Talk

15:00, Wed 16 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Lecture “House and home in Viking Dublin” with Dr Aidan O’Sullivan, UCD School of Archaeology asks the questions:

What were houses like in Viking Dublin? How were they built, occupied and used? What does their architecture tell us about the townsfolk’s sense of belonging and identity in Ireland, the Irish Sea and the North Atlantic world?

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 16 Apr

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

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 16 Apr

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.

The list of performers is not yet announced on their Facebook Page and I am not sure if it will be put up there, but check it anyway.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 16 Apr

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 16 Apr

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 16 Apr

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 16 Apr

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:30, Wed 16 Apr

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

The next Inn Jokes Comedy event (organised by Comedian Colm O’Regan) will take place on Wednesday. Admission is free.

The line-up is: Barry Murphy, Micky Bartlett, Colm Tyrrell
www.facebook.com/events/442205919215778/

www.innjokes.com/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 16 Apr

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

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

Thursday 17 Apr

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LiFT Youth Arts Festival

09:00, Thu 17 Apr

Axis Arts Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The LiFt Youth Arts Festival takes place from 09-17 April in Ballymun, it is for young people aged 13-23 and there will also be the Little LiFT events for younger festival goers from 10-12 years. Participatory projects, workshops, exhibitions and school engagement will take place over 7 days.

Most events are free and if you are in the right age group and are interested, check the programme here: axis-ballymun.ie/_fileupload/lift%202014%20small.pdf

While admission is free to most events, everyone attending needs to register (and the form needs to be signed by a parent/guardian). The details are in the programme as well.

www.facebook.com/liftyouthartsfestival

Dublin: One City One Book

10:00, Thu 17 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Thu 17 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 17 Apr

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 17 Apr

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

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13:00, Thu 17 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

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Dublin Shops Lecture

13:15 – 14:00, Thu 17 Apr

Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

In conjunction with the Dublin Shops photography exhibition by Paul Tierney, the Irish Architectural Archive is running a series of lunchtime lectures.

The last one will take place on Thurs 17 April: “The Design of Dublin Shop Signs in the 18th and 19th Centuries” with Alan Costello, PhD Candidate, Dept of History, NUI Maynooth

www.iarc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Dublin-Shops-Lecture-Series1.pdf

www.iarc.ie/dublin-shops-exhibition-and-lecture-series/

Eggtastic Easter Fun

14:00 – 15:00, Thu 17 Apr

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

Come along to the Central Library to enjoy a Chick Hunt and create your own Easter Crafts. The events is suitable for ages 8-12. Admission is free, but booking is required on 01 8734333 or centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/easter_fun_cc.aspx

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day

17:00, Thu 17 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

On “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day”, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will host a film night focusing on Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli jails. The film “Small Hands in Handcuffs” will be screened and excerpts from “Stone Cold Justice”, a recent episode of ABC Australia’s current affairs TV show ‘Four Corners’ will be shown.

The films will be screened from 19:30 in the Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Admission is free.

Earlier on Thursday, from 17:00-19:00, the IPSC and supporters will gather at the Grafton Street entrance to St. Stephen’s Green for a protest (vigil) against the Anglo-Danish multinational security firm G4S’s role in Israel’s prison system.

www.ipsc.ie/event/dublin-prisoners-day-vigil-stop-g4s-complicity-with-israeli-crimes

Poetry Reading: December Lights in Pearse Street

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 17 Apr

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

Poet Mary Guckian reading a selection of her poetry while Victor Feldman, playwright, actor and musician, will contribute music on the clarinet at the interval. This event is part of Dublin: One City, One Book.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/one_city_one_book_mcguickian.aspx

Anthony Cronin – Public Interview

18:30, Thu 17 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Vincent Woods of RTE’s Arts Tonight will be in conversation with poet, novelist and biographer Anthony Cronin.

This event is part of “Dublin: One City One Book”.

Admission is free.

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

Start and Grow Your Own Business – Lecture Series

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 17 Apr

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

The Dublin City Libraries in association with Dublin City Enterprise Board are inviting to a series of six free business lectures designed to empower potential entrepreneurs. The 2014 theme is “Getting Started” and the lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

Attendance is free, but booking is required via 01-873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

All lectures take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 and the programme is:

10 April: An Introduction to Self Employment with Brendan Moran
17 April: Ideas Generation & Market Research with Brendan Moran
24 April: Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship with Peter Smyth
01 May: Digital Marketing Strategy 5 big players (at the moment) – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, YouTube.
08 May: Financing your Business with Paul Neary
15 May: Writing the WINNING Business Plan with Brendan Moran

A great lecture series and if you are interested in starting your own business, I would definitely recommend it.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/syob_2014_april.aspx

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 17 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Sea bird watching – Lecture

19:30, Thu 17 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The lecture “Oceanic Wonders and Migration on the Edge! – Seawatching and The Seawatch Project” with Niall Keoghwill take place.

Every autumn, thousands of migratory seabirds make their way through Irish waters to feed and ‘fuel up’ before continuing their long journey from one end of the Atlantic to the other. The diversity in species ranges from tiny sprites such as Storm Petrels to graceful giants like the Gannet. All this activity can be visible from our coastal headlands and this talk will illustrate how you can best see this spectacle for yourself (an activity known as ‘seawatching’) and also details the work being undertaken by BirdWatch Ireland to monitor migratory seabird populations (the Seatrack project).

Niall Keogh is a ‘Seabird Project’ fieldworker & Chairman of the Wicklow Branch of BirdWatch Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 17 Apr

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 17 Apr

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

Oscar McLennan – Album Launch

20:00, Thu 17 Apr

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

Oscar McLennan will be launching his new album “Kiss of the Chicken King” at the Cobblestone.

Featured on the CD and also playing live are Oscar Mclennan (guitar and vocals), Martin Tourish (accordion), Martin O’Neil (percussion) and Erica Peroni (backing vocals).

There will also feature video artworks by Oscar McLennan and Kevin McAleer.

Admission is free.

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 17 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.international-bar.com/music.html

The Bonny Men – Gig

21:00, Thu 17 Apr

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

The Bonny Men are playing trad/folk in Mother Reilly’s on Thursday. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 17 Apr

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 17 Apr

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

Friday 18 Apr

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Good Friday

09:00, Fri 18 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Today is Good Friday, and I have outlined the oddity of this day in the This is Odd! section.

Shops will be open as normal. Most businesses are open as normal, but banks will be closed and schools are on holidays anyway. Many public service offices will be closed as well. But if you do have to work today, you have no right on overtime/weekend pay, it is just a normal Friday.

Today is NOT a public holiday, so all rules for traffic and parking are like on a normal Friday as well.

Do you HAVE to buy alcohol today? Read the “This is Odd!” section where the rules are explained in further detail. :-P

Dublin: One City One Book

10:00, Fri 18 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Inter/Generation – Architectural Fun Events

10:00, Fri 18 Apr

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Inter/Generation is a whole range of “free and fun architectural events for all ages”. The events will take place in Cabinteely Park and Killiney Hill Park between 12-26 April and are organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Lots of events are taking place in these two weeks and you should have a good look at the programme to see what events you would like. A well readable list is here: www.dlrgrainstore.ie/whats_on or you can download the brochure here www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DL%20brochure%20Web%20version.pdf

“Inter/Generation asks people of all ages to think more about architecture’s role in forming and changing our built environment. Most of the activities will be located at the Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility in Cabinteely Park.
There’ll be lots to do and see – from workshops suitable for children of all ages and their families, an exhibition, talks and architecture-themed films, to a specially designed Enclosed Garden just beside the Stable Yard Café.”

“In Killiney Hill Park, using 3-D Viewfinders you’ll be able to compare the views now with how the area looked in the 1800s.

Minecraft fans of all ages are invited to recreate Dún Laoghaire virtually with a Minecrafted Dún Laoghaire online from Monday 21st April, awaiting would-be architects, planners and creators to come together and rebuild their town.”

www.dlrevents.ie/inter.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 18 Apr

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Easter Fun Club – Dundrum

14:00 – 17:00, Fri 18 Apr

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, Dundrum Town Centre invite children to their Easter Fun Club on Level 1. Mad Hatter Magic Show, Puppet show and face painting will take place.

www.dundrum.ie/news-events/join-us-for-the-easter-fun-club-dundrum

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 18 Apr

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

Saturday 19 Apr

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Easter Treasure Hunt

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 19 Apr

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Inspiring Ideas in Blanchardstown Centre (Unit 417 Retail Park 2) is inviting to a few free events in the near future:

+ Sat 19 April (11:00-16:00): Irish Fairy Doors Easter Treasure Hunt: Meet the store fairy with The Irish Fairy Door Company and help her find her lost Fairy Door and win a special prize. Admission is free and no booking required.

+ Thur 24 April (18:30-20:00): Like minds craft group meet up: Come and join some eager crafters discuss everything from Decopatch to needle felting in the Craft Cafe. Admision is free and no booking required.

+ Sat 26 April (11:00-16:00): Meet Claire Murray from the Little Venice Cake Company demonstrating the wide range of cake decorating products available. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.inspiringideas.com

Events Coming Up

The FAIL BETTER Curator Talk: Get Your Fix of Failure

24 April – 18:00-19:15

Science Gallery, Pearse Street. Dublin 2

Join the curator of the Science Gallery’s current exhibition “Fail Better”, Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh (inventor of Sugru), to explore the creativity that goes hand-in-hand with fixing things and to find out why failure can present exciting opportunities for designers.

Jane will be joined by her partner and Sugru co-founder James Carrigan, who will talk about Fixperts, a project that takes failure and fixing, smushes them together, and changes people’s lives. Fixperts has been a core element of FAIL BETTER.

Admission to the event is free, but I would expect that it will book out so it would be a good idea to register soon here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/04/failbettercuratortalkgetyourfixfailure

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

12+13+19+21+27+27 April

There will be 6 (!!) guided walks in the Dublin Mountains in April. The walks are organised by the Dublin Mountain partnership and are all of varying difficulty. There are a number of training hikes, a 8.5 hour walk for the serious hikers, an easy hike for beginners and also a “public transport” hike with a circular route starting and ending near a DART station.

Have a look at the Dublin Mountain Partnership webpage for all details and make sure you register in time if you want to take part.
All details can be found on the website www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1 All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

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

Good Friday – The oddest day of the year!

This week is Good Friday, an important day for all Christians in the religious year and a very odd day for everybody in Ireland. Why is it odd?

Well, with the big role the catholic religion plays in Ireland (Education is still dominated by catholic institutions, the majority of laws and rules are directly or indirectly influenced by the catholic church), you would think that Good Friday is a public holiday, but it isn’t. It is a bank holiday, but no public holiday. Which means that most of us will have to work on that day.

On the other hand, when it comes to pubs, the day is even odder. Suddenly it is soooo important that there are special laws for it: Pubs are not allowed to open on Good Friday. (And it doesn’t matter if you are catholic or not, the all-caring Irish state is protecting you from yourself so that you don’t accidentally commit a sinful act of consuming alcohol on that day.) BUT….wait…it is permitted to sell alcohol IF it is in connection with a substantial meal, so that travelling people won’t have to miss their alcohol. And last year a number of Greyhound stadiums got a permission to sell alcohol. Hotels are allowed to sell alcohol, but restaurants are not. Mad!

All a bit contradictory or hypocritical? You bet!

Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining about the fact that people have a day less per year to get drunk. But this is a LAW in 2014, which means that the police is obliged to enforce it! Odd, outdated and just plain bonkers!

And how do (too) many people in Ireland react to this oddness? With even odder behaviour! Watch Off-licenses on Thursday evening!! Some will have queues outside, others will just be packed. ALL will be super busy. Why? Because, “OMG, the pubs will be closed on Friday and how could I survive without alcohol for a WHOLE day?”

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–Joerg

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