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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 19. July 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 370: Rose Festival, Bray Air Display, Hotter Than July, Science Gallery: Strange Weather

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 370 | 18 July 2014

Subscribers: 21,754

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Hi all!

Last week was an epic week: My most liked event of the year, the former Street Performance World Championship took place. Then Germany won the World Cup. And on top of that we had real summer. Can it get better? :-)

Well, it seems to continue being good and that is perfect: This weekend the Rose Festival, an interesting sounding World Music Festival (“Hotter than July”), the Bray Summerfest and the Bray Air Display and later in the week the Festival of Curiosity will keep us busy. What a great month!

Before we get started with the regular bits and then get into the events, I have a question. It is a very serious question and I really need some feedback from you (to dublineventguide@gmail.com please): What can I do to increase the value the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) brings you? What other services or additional features would make this weekly e-mail magazine more valuable to you?

The background to this question is a financial one: The suggested donation of EUR 1 per month from lots of subscribers would make a huge difference to the Dublin Event Guide and would give me the opportunity to put more time and more resources in it, but only a tiny minority of subscribers seems to feel that they get a value of EUR 1 per month. So what could I do to get more people to get value?

Please send me an e-mail with your opinions: dublineventguide@gmail.com

And here are the weekly appeals:

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

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 21,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 47,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot quote is a “wise” thought:

A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected. – Good energy is contagious!

We sometimes think to get more from a person we have to give them a telling off, or we have to make clear to them what is expected, demand, complain, etc.? In most cases it doesn’t work. Try the inverse approach: Appreciate to get more!

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

Last week only Lorraine F was so wonderful to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. And I really appreciate the help, but I need more help!! Thanks! Without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 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.

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend I will go to the Rose Festival in St. Anne’s Park. I know it sounds more like an event for retirees, but the festival is a lot better than it sounds. ;-) In addition I will try to fit the “Hotter than July” World Music event in. And then there is the Bray Summerfest and the hugely popular Bray Air Display, a 3-hour airshow on Sunday. This weekend might not be long enough to fit in all the great events! :-)

If you like Comedy, next week is a bumper week with two additional Edinburgh Previews and some new emerging events. I am counting at least EIGHT free comedy events! That’s a lot!

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Competitions

Doodleledo – Social Sketching Event – Ticket Competition

Thurs 24 July – 19:00-22:00
Pacino’s, 18 Suffolk St, Dublin 2

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

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

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

For the Thursday event, the organisers have made two tickets for two Dublin Event Guide readers available. If you want to win one of the tickets, you will have to enter by sending a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject DOODLE and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Tuesday 22 July.

www.facebook.com/pages/Doodleledo/400488610080967

Programme a Robot Battle Tank – Java Coding – Course Competition

28 July – 18:30-21:00
Adverts.ie, 19/22 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Coding Grace is a group of developers in Dublin who enjoy coding and teaching others. They are providing female-friendly workshops for everyone who wants to learn about coding and other technologies.

They regularly run coding courses and introductions to coding and currently there are three up-coming courses:

+ Learn Python by making a text-based game – 22 July (18:30) – EUR10
+ RoboCode – Create a robot battle tank in Java – 28 July (18:30) – EUR10
+ Introduction to Ruby on Rails – 23 Aug (11:00) – EUR20

To spread the word and to promote their events, Coding Grace suggested that we run competition in the Dublin Event Guide for one (or maybe even more) of their courses.

So here it goes: You can win a ticket to the RoboCode course on 28 July and all you have to do to get entered in the draw is to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject ROBOCODE and with your name and phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Thursday 24 July.

Find out lots more about Coding Grace on their website: www.codinggrace.com

Ghosts in Our Machine – Vegan Ireland Film Screening – Ticket Competition

Sat 26 July – 18:30
Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Join director Liz Marshall and Vegan Ireland for the Irish Premiere of her award winning movie “The Ghosts in Our Machine”. Liz Marshall will talk and hold a Q&A session. Samples of vegan foods will be available. (This movie is not gory.)

The Ghosts in Our Machine is a documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, you will become familiar with a cast of non-human animals. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research.

Tickets for the screening are available for EUR 8 at the door or you can book through Paypal to vegansireland@gmail.com or email the same address for bank details.

For one reader of the Dublin Event Guide, Vegan Ireland has a pair of tickets as a competition prize. If you want to win that pair, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and with MARSHALL in the subject line. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Tues 22 July.

For more information about the Dublin screening go here: www.vegan.ie/events/

The Gina Trio – Jazz Trio – Ticket Competition

Sat 19 July – 20:00
Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

The Gina Jazz Trio will perform in Bewley’s Theatre. The trio is an exciting new band to hit the Dublin Jazz scene. With an entirely original music style, the music covers a broad spectrum from Jazz standards to original material influenced by classical music. ‘The Gina Trio’ debut album is set to be released in late 2014.
The band is Gina Pukaite (vocal), Gediminas Karkauskas (piano), Cormac O’Brien (double bass).

Admission to this concert, which is part of the band’s Round Midnight Tour, is EUR 12 at the door.

For Dublin Event Guide readers, Gina made a pair of tickets available for a competition and the lucky winner was Colm McDermott. Congratulations!

Find out more about Gina and her band here: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gina-Trio/1413007415636001

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

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

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

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“City & Western” Festival for Garth Brooks Fans

It has been announced on Wednesday that Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Dublin’s tourism industry, hope that the disappointed Garth Brooks fans that had trips to Dublin planned and booked will still come despite the cancellation of the concerts between 25-29 July. And to give all these visitors something to do, a series of Country & Western events have been organised under the banner “City & Western”.

A Bluegrass, Country and Roots Festival in Whelan’s; a live outdoor music in the Dame Street district called “In Lonesome Dame”, with bales of hay and square dancing lessons; an “OK Corral” busking trail from Grafton Street to Wolf Tone Square on Sat 26 July and the “Stetson and the City” music trail at the airport, restaurants, bars and shops that will feature Irish country and folk bands.

Check on www.visitdublin.com/ and via #DublinGoesCountry on Twitter for more details.

Hmmm, not sure if Irish Country Bands really make up for the cancellation, I have experienced many outstanding bands in Ireland, but not many Country Bands were part of that. Maybe we should send all visitors to Merrion Square where the City Picnic (formerly: Soul Picnic as part of the Dublin City Soul Festival) will take place. Good music is guaranteed in Merrion Square!

Dublin City Libraries Summer Children’s Programme

During July and August the Summer Programme will take place again in Dublin’s Libraries for children. There will be Theatre and Yoga, puppet shows, art, drama, music, storytelling, Viking workshops and more and all for children and families. All events are free. Booking is recommendd, though. Find a description of some of the vents with links here www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/summer-2014 and at the bottom of that page you can also see a link to download the PDF brochure.

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.

Ulysses Cylinders by Dale Chihuly and Seaver Leslie

19 June – 23 August

Coach House, Dublin Castle Gardens, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ulysses Cylinders by Dale Chihuly and Seaver Leslie with Flora C. Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick

Dale Chihuly’s vibrant coloured glass installations and opulent Chandeliers hang in many of the world’s most prestigious museums and public spaces including the Victoria and Albert museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Louvre in Paris.

A world premier of “Ulysses Cylinders” inspired by James Joyces’s Ulysses will come to the Coach House of Dublin Castle. This collaborative exhibition combines the alchemic artistry of Dale Chihuly with painter Seaver Leslie’s pen and ink drawings to create a unique collection of golden glass Cylinders.

Working with Leslie’s drawings on paper, artists Mace and Kirkpatrick constructed fragile glass drawings, which Chihuly’s team studio amalgamated into individual Cylinders of glass wrapped in gold leaf. Each drawing offers a visual trigger into selected narratives of Ulysses as recounted by Joyce.

Admission is free. www.dublincastle.ie/NewsEvents/Title,31395,en.htm

Chihuly will also exhibit his signature work at Solomon Fine Art (Balfe Street, Dublin 2) from 19 June – 31 July. Admission is free.

Chester Beatty’s A-Z: from Amulet to Zodiac

11 July – 01 Feb 2015

Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

One A is for Amulet, B is for Beatty, C is for Calligraphy…. Chester Beatty’s A to Z will take you on a journey through a selection of highlights, showcasing the breadth and quality of this collection.

This curators’ choice show is a visual treat with universal appeal. Each letter of the alphabet is matched to a word that is representative of something characteristically associated with the collection. Featuring many works seldom or never before seen in public, the exhibition will explore the threads that link cultures across the Western, Islamic and East Asian worlds.

Opening hours: From 10:00-17:00 on Mon to Fri (closed Mondays from 1 Oct), 11:00-17:00 on Sat, 13:00-17:00 on Sun

www.cbl.ie

Vanished Portraits – A documentation by Karol Jozw

17-31 July

Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP), 15 Pembroke Street, Dublin 2

An exhibition of photography taken by Jozwiak while travelling through Bulgaria alone. Feeling lonely and weary of travel he put together this collection of melancholic photographs. What attracted the author’s attention there was an untypical form of commemoration of the dead in which photography happened to play a crucial role. An in-depth research and documentation of this phenomenon led to the uncovering of some intriguing anthropological and cultural traces.

The exhibition opening is on Thurs 17 July from 18:00-22:00. Admission is free.

www.cfc.ie/

Flaneries in Forests and Fields – Group Show

20 July – 30 August (Tues-Fri: 11:00-18:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-17:00)

JF Studios, 5 Cavendish Row, Dublin 1

The Olivier Cornet Gallery invites to “FLANERIES IN FORESTS AND FIELDS”, a group show featuring works by gallery artists Mark Doherty, John Fitzsimons, Jordi Forniés, Conrad Frankel, Jason Lowe, Seán Mulcahy, Yanny Petters, and Adrienne Symes. It will also include works by invited artists Daniel Lipstein and Hugh Cummins who are both currently showing at the RHA’s 184th Annual Exhibition, as well as works by Michelle Dunne who has just completed an MA in metals at NCAD.

www.oliviercornetgallery.com/

Waiting – Photo exhibition by Jeanette Lowe

11-25 July (Mon-Fri 11:00-17:00 + Sat-Sun 12:00-17:00)

53 Tom Kelly Road, Charlemont Street Flats, Dubllin 2

In “Waiting” Jeanette Lowe is exhibiting photographs prior to and during the demolition of Ffrench Mullen House and Charlemont Gardens.

Admission is free. www.facebook.com/jeanettelowephotography

The People of Rajasthan

03-31 July

Patrick Donald Photography Gallery, 8/9 Hibernian Way, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Award winning Irish photographer Patrick Donald is launching his new collection of portraits and documentary images from his recent trip to Rajasthan, which capture the spirit and heart of a very interesting people. From tradesmen to shop keepers, hair dressers to goat herders his images give an insight and cross sectional view of the way life is being lived today during a time of change.

Admission is free.

www.patrickdonald.com/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 19 Jul

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

09:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Sculpture exhibition will take place again in the Upper Yard of Dublin Castle. For over 15 years the artists from Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) build these themed sculptures every July.

The three sculptors will begin work in the upper courtyard on 19 July and access will will be free. Once they are finished, the sculptures will probably stay in place until the end of August.

I wasn’t able to find this year’s theme yet, so I will tell you next week. ;-)

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 19 Jul

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 19 Jul

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 19 Jul

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

The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 19 Jul

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Jul

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Bray Summerfest

10:00, Sat 19 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Summerfest continues (until 04 Aug) this weekend with

+ International Food Market and Craft Market (10:00-18:00)
+ Summer Bay Kids Zone (12:00-22:00)
+ Summer Fest Fun Fair (12:00-22:00)
+ Raglans – Gig from 20:00-21:00
+ Coldplace – Gig from 21:30-23:00

In addition an airshow practice will take place from 12:00 for the 3 hour-long Bray Air Display on Sunday.

www.braysummerfest.com/events/categories/all-event/?pno=2

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Jul

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 19 Jul

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/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Jul

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 19 Jul

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Summer Natural His-stories – Tour

10:15 – 12:30, Sat 19 Jul

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

At “Summer Natural His-stories” Zoologist Geraldine Breen brings you on an exploration of all the wonders of the natural world on display at the Museum. Themes for these family friendly (Ages 7+) tours will change as the weeks go by to ensure you see something new each week.Two tours will take place, the first at 10:15 and the second at 11:30.

Admission is free and no booking required. Places limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4373

Rose Festival – St. Anne’s Park

10:30 – 17:00, Sat 19 Jul

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

The yearly Rose Festival in St. Anne’s Park on Saturday and Sunday is a Family event brought to you by Dublin City Council.

If the recent torrential night rain hasn’t destroyed all blossoms, you can admire and celebrate the wonderful roses in the Rose Garden of St. Anne’s Park.

In addition to the roses, there will be music from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (12:00-13:00) and from the Prairie Dawgs (15:00-17:00) and a Young Ballet performance by Ballet Fusion (14:00-15:00) and lots more entertainment.

For all the gardening enthusiasts there will be plant sellers, Nurseries, Garden Centres and Florists, master composters and bee keepers, recyclers and up-cyclers. There will be a good assortment of trade stands and the Farmers Market will also take place.

Admission to the Festival is free and car parking is provided within the Park. The entrance to the car park is from Sybil Hill Road only.

The Rose Festival brochure can be downloaded here.

www.dublincity.ie/st-anne%E2%80%99s-park-rose-festival

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 19 Jul

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Jul

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 19 Jul

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

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/AditiYogaDublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 19 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Jul

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Summer Rising – The IMMA Festival

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Jul

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

Summer Rising is a celebration of art, music, food and performance with day-long family events and a programme of night-time events. It takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art: In the gardens of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the IMMA’s North Wing.The festival runs on 18-19+22-26 July and all day-time events are free, but a number of them require booking.

The main festival days are the Saturdays (19+26 July), but a day-by-day schedule of all events is here: www.imma.ie/en/nav_42.htm and a range of exhibitions can be visited throughout the festival.

Highlights are:

Saturday (19 July) is Family Day:
There will be a workshop in decorating your own Edible Gingerbread Canvas, an electro-pop céilí with dance duo Up and Over It (14:00-15:00), a day long art workshop inspired by the Hélio Oiticica exhibition, experience the sound installation “Musical Garden” of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, do a training course (12:00-14:00) with the Dublin Trade School (see separate event listing), do a pickling (of vegetables) workshop with Rocketman (14:00-15:30) and enjoy Story and Picture Time with Panti Bliss (15:00-16:00).

There are no events on Sunday and the museum is closed on Monday.

From Tuesday until Friday there will be free Summer Camps for Teens (Tues-Thurs), free Morning Family Workshops on Wed+Thurs (10:00-11:00) and a free Babies in Buggies tour for parents with prams on Friday (10:45-11:30).

On Thursday, there will also be a (non-free; EUR 5) Open Air Film Screening of “Labyrinth”.

www.imma.ie

Trade School Dublin

12:00 – 14:00, Sat 19 Jul

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

Trade School Dublin is running an event at the IMMA, where you can learn stuff in return for barter (goods that the teacher requests), not money.

On Sat 19 July, there will be four classess held at at the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s Summer Rising Festival.

The classes on 19 July are:

FULL: 12:00-13:00 Writing successful funding applications
+ 12:00-13:00 Yarn Bombing Workshop
+ 13:00-14:00 Outdoor Hatha Yoga (for beginners) (almost full)
+ 13:00-14:00 Paper Electronic Circuits (almost full)

Admission is free, but the teacher typically expects (and certainly deserves) some (usually very) inexpensive or even free “reward” (the barter) for his/her work.

You need to register on the website below.

tradeschool.coop/dublin/

Liberties Festival

12:30, Sat 19 Jul

Liberties area, Dublin 8

The Liberties Festival 2014 is taking place from Tues 15 July until Sat 19 July and on Saturday, the last day of the festival, the free events will be Yoga for adults and Yoga for children, a Photography workshop for children, a Drama Camp, a “Liberties in Bloom” Workshop and a Blue Rinse Talent Show.

Admission to the events above is free, but some need pre-booking.

There are also two non free events: A Children’s Talent Show (EUR 3) and a Nighthawks at the Guinness Storehouse event with music, comedy and literature (EUR 17).

All events are here: www.libertiesfestivaldublin.com/events-2/saturday/

www.libertiesfestivaldublin.com

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 19 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 19 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 19 Jul

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“The Day The Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below).

Admission is free.

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

Stop Israel’s attacks on Palestinians – Protest

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 19 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

A march in solidarity with the people of Palestine, especially those trapped in Gaza who are under serious attack by Israel, will take place. Assemble at 14:00 at The Spire in O’Connell Street to get ready for the march to the Israeli Embassy in Ballsbridge.

You are asked to bring friends, flags, banners, noise, but leave the party-political flags at home.
The event is organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

More details about the protest and the attacks on Palestine are on the Facebook Page below.

And if you have heard about the attacks and killings, but are not sure about the background, then use 5 minutes and watch this very interesting and educational video clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y58njT2oXfE

www.facebook.com/events/512944485471805/

Concrete Soup Nu Psych Afternoons

16:00 – 19:00, Sat 19 Jul

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Hosted by resident improv band ¡NO!, the “Concrete Soup Nu Psych Afternoons” event will bring you new psychedelic music and projections. This month’s guest is electronics/audio-visual artist The Black Egg.

After a first set by ¡NO! and a second set by The Black Egg, the third set is a joint set.

It is an afternoon event, which is quite unusual for something like that, but tht shouldn’t stop you from enjoying it. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetwistedpepper

UFC Screening

16:30, Sat 19 Jul

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

A big UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) event takes place on Saturday in the O2 and the tickets are sold out for weeks. Mother Reilly’s will screen the main fights: McGregor Vs Brandao / Nelson Vs Cummings / Pickett Vs McCall / Parke Vs Kotani

Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 19 Jul

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Chew Your Own Fat Records presents…. Gigs

20:00 – 23:00, Sat 19 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Chew your own fat” run regular band showcases and this time the line-up is Between Horizons and Karac Kenned. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/chewyourownfat

Dub goes electric – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Sat 19 Jul

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

Dublin’s Underground Beat will host a “Dub goes electric” night. The line-up is The Mariannes and The Sacreblues Band. Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/dublins-undergoround-beat/

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 19 Jul

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 19 Jul

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

Guilty Party – Gig

20:30, Sat 19 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Guilty Party will perform in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-guilty-party-2/

FOAD – Alternative Rock Gigs

21:00, Sat 19 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Shock Treatment 21 from Belfast will perform for the first time in Dublin and are supported by The LEE Harveys Blazin 38′s and The Black Pitts. Admission is free. The gigs are on the 1st Floor.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 19 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Bat Walk – Grange Castle Business Park

21:30 – 23:00, Sat 19 Jul

Grange Castle Business Park, Clondalkin

At this Bat Walk, join An Taisce and Paul Scott from the Dublin Bat Group and Bat Conservation Ireland for a night of bat detection in the grounds of Grange Castle. These misunderstood mammals are extremely effective and valuable controllers of insect populations – with a single bat able to consume up to 5,000 insects each night!

Their calls cannot be heard by human ears, but with bat detectors the sky and waterways suddenly come alive with a multitude of clicks, rattles and whistles – and Paul will explain what the variations mean, how these wonderful animals contribute to the Irish Landscape and what you can do to help bats in your area. The main species you will hopefully hear are Common and Soprano Pipistrelles, Leisler’s bats and Daubenton’s bat.

Dress appropriately. Meeting place is the car park of Grange Castle Business Park, but I am not exactly sure where that is.

There is a limit of 40 people for this event and you have to register to attend. To register please send an email with ‘Register Grange Castle bat walk’ in the subject line to: dublinbatgroup@gmail.com

This event is weather dependant and may be cancelled if conditions are very wet or windy – in which case the registered attendees will be notified.

www.antaisce.org/events/bat-walk-and-talk-grange-castle-grounds

Jazz at Fire Cocktail Bar

21:30 – 00:30, Sat 19 Jul

Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Olesya Zdorovetska (Ukraine) is a pianist and singer and she will entertain you in the Cocktail Bar of the Fire Restaurant in Mansion House. Admission is free.

www.mansionhouse.ie/

Buffalo Sunn // Death in the Sickroom – Gigs

22:30, Sat 19 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Buffalo Sunn and Death in the Sickroom will perform in Whelan’s Midnight Hour. Admission is free before 22:30 or when you sign up for the guest list on the website below. The gig will start at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-buffalo-sunn-death-in-the-sickroom-2/

Santoria – Gig

23:00, Sat 19 Jul

Arlington Hotel, Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1

The Soul Band “Santoria” will perform in the Arlington Hotel on Saturday and admission is free.

www.santoria.ie/gigs/

White Collar Boy Social: The Third Policeman – Gig

23:00, Sat 19 Jul

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

The White Collar Boys will host their 3rd Social in the Grand Social with special Live guests “The Third Policeman”. Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/wcb-social/

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Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

09:00 – 18:00, Sun 20 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Sculpture exhibition will take place again in the Upper Yard of Dublin Castle. For over 15 years the artists from Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) build these themed sculptures every July.

The three sculptors will begin work in the upper courtyard on 19 July and access will will be free. Once they are finished, the sculptures will probably stay in place until the end of August.

I wasn’t able to find this year’s theme yet, so I will tell you next week. ;-)

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jul

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Bray Summerfest

10:00, Sun 20 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Summerfest continues (until 04 Aug) this weekend with

+ International Food Market and Craft Market (10:00-18:00)
+ Summer Bay Kids Zone (12:00-22:00)
+ Summer Fest Fun Fair (12:00-22:00)
+ Bray Air Display (15:00-18:00) – see separate event notice

Admission to the Summerfest and the Air Display is free.

www.braysummerfest.com/events/categories/all-event/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jul

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 20 Jul

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 20 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 20 Jul

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.

Music, CD & Record Fair

10:30 – 18:30, Sun 20 Jul

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The next Music, CD & Record Fair – organised by Irish Record Fairs – will take place on Sat + Sun in Filmbase.

There is an admission charge of EUR 2 on Sat and Sun, but if you go to the website here and either print the page, or just show it on your phone, admission will be free for you on SUNDAY. (Not on Saturday!)

www.irishrecordfairs.com/

Rose Festival – St. Anne’s Park

10:30 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jul

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

The yearly Rose Festival in St. Anne’s Park on Saturday and Sunday is a Family event brought to you by Dublin City Council.

If the recent torrential night rain hasn’t destroyed all blossoms, you can admire and celebrate the wonderful roses in the Rose Garden of St. Anne’s Park.

In addition to the roses, there will be music from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (12:00-13:00) and from the Prairie Dawgs (15:00-17:00) and a Young Ballet performance by Ballet Fusion (14:00-15:00) and lots more entertainment.

For all the gardening enthusiasts there will be plant sellers, Nurseries, Garden Centres and Florists, master composters and bee keepers, recyclers and up-cyclers. There will be a good assortment of trade stands and the Farmers Market will also take place.

Admission to the Festival is free and car parking is provided within the Park. The entrance to the car park is from Sybil Hill Road only.

The Rose Festival brochure can be downloaded here.

www.dublincity.ie/st-anne%E2%80%99s-park-rose-festival

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jul

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

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday in teh Food Co-op.

It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you.

The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Jul

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jul

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 20 Jul

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Terenure Village Summer Festival

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Jul

Caffrey Motors, Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Terenure Village Summer Festival will take place on Sunday. There will be live music, irish dancing, and kids entertainment (e.g. face painters, balloon makers or magician) and food and craft stalls.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 20 Jul

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, Sun 20 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 20 Jul

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jul

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

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

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 20 Jul

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

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 20 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Chester Beatty – Japanese Tour

14:00, Sun 20 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free and no booking is required. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 20 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

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

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hotter Than July – World Music Event

14:00 – 19:00, Sun 20 Jul

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Hotter than July” is a World Music Event on Meeting House Square that is organised by Improvised Music Company and the Big Bang Festival. You will hear music from Brazil, Ireland, West Africa, the Balkans, Asia and the US.

The line-up is NCH Gamelan Orchestra (13:45), Coisceim’s Striking Moves (14:30), Morro 16 (14:55), North Strand Kontra Band (15:15), Tig Linn (15:45), Bill Whelan & the Hat Trick String Band (16:10), Ensemble Eriu (16:50), Manden Express (17:45), Big Bang Finale (18:40).

A great line-up and definitely worth a visit. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/835406319814455/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

Storytelling at the Print Museum

14:00, Sun 20 Jul

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

A Storytelling Session for 3-7 year olds takes place in the Print Museum at 14:15, featuring books from the museum’s Junior Library. “Lost in the Toy Museum” by David Lucas will be the chosen book.

Admission is free and no booking required but places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Art and Craft Workshop: Float your boat!

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 20 Jul

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

On the upper deck of the yacht Asgard this family craft workshop with Sorcha Nic Suibhne takes place. You can design and make your own floating boat, decorate it and name it before taking it home to test it out on the high seas – or your bath, kitchen sink or local pond. Admission is free but booking is essential via 01 6777444. The workshop times are 14:30-15:15 and 15:30-16:15.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4374

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 20 Jul

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 20 Jul

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

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Bray Air Display

15:30 – 18:30, Sun 20 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Air Display is probably the most popular event during the Bray Summer Festival, with 10s of thousands of visitors attending this largest air show in Ireland.

The Vampires of the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron, the Black Knights Defence Forces Parachute Team and aerobatic pilots from the Ravens will take part, in addition to fly overs from Aer Lingus A321, the Sikorsky helicopter from the Irish Coast Guard, the Boeing Stearman, a number of vintage aircrafts (1936 Iolar from Aer Lingus along with two Chipmunks), a Hawker Hunter, The Strike Master and Irish Aer Corps planes. All participating aircraft can be found here: www.brayairdisplay.com/Aircraft_Displaying/

The three hour display will attract a huge amount of people, so you are advised to use public transport to get to Bray’s sea front because parking in the area is very very limited and traffic restrictions will be in place.

Admission is free.

www.brayairdisplay.com

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Camembert Quartet – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 20 Jul

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

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

housedublin.ie/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 20 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 20 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 20 Jul

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 HAWK (London), The Crayon Set, Lauren Guillery, The Ground Will Shake, Gaberlunzi and Jøey Gavin.

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 20 Jul

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TrinityLatino

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 20 Jul

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).

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 20 Jul

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 20 Jul

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

20:30, Sun 20 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-31/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 20 Jul

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up on Sunday is: Eleanor Tiernan headlines with support from Rob Stears & Tom O’Mahony.

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 20 Jul

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 20 Jul

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

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe. Admission is free.

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 20 Jul

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 20 Jul

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 21 Jul

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 21 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 21 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 21 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Craft Beer Walking Tour

19:30, Mon 21 Jul

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 21 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 21 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 21 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 21 Jul

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free.

The line-up on Monday is: Eric Lalor headlines with support by Aidan Strangeman.

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 21 Jul

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 21 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 21 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

Tuesday 22 Jul

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Early Morning Yoga

07:30, Tue 22 Jul

Berlin Cafe, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

A group of trainee Yoga instructors got together and they are running free Yoga classes every Tuesday morning at 07:30 in Berlin Cafe (yes, it is in the Cafe!).

You just need to bring a Yoga mat and wear suitable clothing and then enjoy the Yoga to get you ready for the day.

A Thursday morning beginners class at the same time in the same place has been added to the schedule now. Don’t forget your mat!

www.facebook.com/events/580236135424743

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 22 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will 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

Fighting Fingers – The Battle of Clontarf – Kids Workshop

11:00 – 15:00, Tue 22 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

In 1014, the forces of Brian Boru defeated the armies of Sitric, king of Viking Dublin and his allies at the Battle of Clontarf. Drop in to make your own finger puppet, choose your side and fight the battle once again 1,000 years later. Will you be a Viking or a Gael? Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. Admission is free and no booking required. The workshops take palce from 11:00-12:00 and 14:00-15:00.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4376

Fur, Feathers and Fossils – Summer Inspectorium

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 22 Jul

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

“Fur, Feathers and Fossils” is a summer inspectorium: Drop in to the Discovery Zone and inspect everything from bears, to brachiopods at this hands-on sessions. You can stay five minutes or fifteen or more, see the specimens up close and chat to a zoologist to find out some fun facts. Drop-in activity. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4375

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 22 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

WORD – Spoken Word/Literature/Poetry

19:00, Tue 22 Jul

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

WORD, a spoken word, live literature and poetry evening will take place in the Liquor Rooms on Tuesday. I am told “the line up will be an exotic bunch of poets, word-smiths and chancers”. The theme will be “What Makes Dublin Spectacular?”. Admission is free.

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 22 Jul

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 22 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Blue Moon Rising – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 22 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The next Blue Moon Rising Gig Night with The Daily Howl, Cartoon Moon, Phazam Haze and Reclaim is taking place. Admission is free if you sign up for the guest list, otherwise it is EUR 5.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/blue-moon-rising-w-the-daily-howl-cartoon-moon-phazam-haze-reclaim/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 22 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Recover Ireland – Cope with anxiety, depression & panic

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 22 Jul

52 Grosvenor Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6

Recovery International Ireland is a HSE-funded organisation that runs self-help group and cognitive taining to cope with mental health issues, for example depression, anxiety and panic.

Admission is free and a contribution of EUR 3 is suggested. The meeting takes place in the Parish Centre in Rathgar.

www.facebook.com/pages/Recovery-International-Ireland/170600223105042

Comedy Crunch Edinburgh Preview

20:30, Tue 22 Jul

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The final Comedy Crunch Edinburgh Preview takes place on Wednesday with the line-up of Danny O’Brien and Tony O’Mahony. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/767482706623765

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 22 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

The Improrphans – Improv Comedy

20:30 – 22:30, Tue 22 Jul

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

A free improv comedy night with the popular Improrphans takes place again this Tuesday. Donations are very welcome.

www.facebook.com/theimpsatwork

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 22 Jul

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 22 Jul

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 22 Jul

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

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

The dates are 13 May, 27 May, 10 June, 24 June, 8 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to include the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 22 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

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Leadarise – Job Search and CV Skills Workshop

07:45 – 08:45, Wed 23 Jul

13 Hume Street, Dublin 2

LEADARISE are running – in association with Sigmar Recruitment – a Job Search and CV Skills Workshop.

If you’re a young woman between the ages of 25 and 35 (or thereabouts!) and jobhunting then register for this early morning CV Skills workshop.

You HAVE to register to take part (places are limited!). In case you can’t make it after registering, please release your ticket again. The event is free but by attending you consent to the use of your image on social media.

Register here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/job-search-and-cv-skills-workshop-tickets-12292883345?ref=devg

Find out more about Leadarise at: www.leadarise.com Leadarise has been founded to help young women take ownership of their careers – to lead a rise in confidence and be inspired. They organise free events for young women in Brussels, London, New York and Dublin.

Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

09:00 – 18:00, Wed 23 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Sculpture exhibition will take place again in the Upper Yard of Dublin Castle. For over 15 years the artists from Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) build these themed sculptures every July.

The three sculptors will begin work in the upper courtyard on 19 July and access will will be free. Once they are finished, the sculptures will probably stay in place until the end of August.

I wasn’t able to find this year’s theme yet, so I will tell you next week. ;-)

Summer Rising – The IMMA Festival

10:00 – 11:00, Wed 23 Jul

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

Summer Rising is a celebration of art, music, food and performance with day-long family events and a programme of night-time events. It takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art: In the gardens of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the IMMA’s North Wing.The festival runs on 18-19+22-26 July and all day-time events are free, but a number of them require booking.

The main festival days are the Saturdays (19+26 July), but a day-by-day schedule of all events is here: www.imma.ie/en/nav_42.htm and a range of exhibitions can be visited throughout the festival.

From Tuesday until Friday there will be free Summer Camps for Teens (Tues-Thurs), free Morning Family Workshops on Wed+Thurs (10:00-11:00) and a free Babies in Buggies tour for parents with prams on Friday (10:45-11:30).

On Thursday, there will also be a (non-free; EUR 5) Open Air Film Screening of “Labyrinth”.

www.imma.ie

Phoenix Park Wednesday Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 23 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

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

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

The upcoming walks are:
23 July: Guided Walking Tour from Ashtown Castle to Castleknock Gate (VC)
30 July: Sports in Phoenix Park (VC)
06 Aug: Monuments of Phoenix Park (VC)
13 Aug: Walk to Rose Cottage via Knockmaroon Gate (F)
20 Aug: Guided Tour of Arbour Hill Cemetery (A)
27 Aug Gate Lodges of Phoenix Park from Ashtown Castle to Castleknock (VC)

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 23 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 23 Jul

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 23 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 23 Jul

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

Comedy Night at Martcade

17:00 – 20:00, Wed 23 Jul

MARTcade, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

A new Comedy night will take place every Wednesday in Martcade in Rathmines. The Facebook Page was not yet updated at the time of writing this, but keep checking. Alternatively find the information via www.facebook.com/themartcade

I did find out, though, that Danny O’Brien will be on stage on Wednesday.

www.facebook.com/events/729829127062843/

Spanish Film Screening: Goya en Burdeos

18:00, Wed 23 Jul

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

The film “Goya en Burdeos / Goya in Bordeaux” (1999) will be screened. It is a film by Director Carlos Saura about Goya in his voluntary exile. The screening is free and the film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha95690_16_2.htm

Refresh: Kathryn Parkes on Design and Storytelling

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 23 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Refresh Dublin is an event that promotes design, technology, usability and standards, by providing a cross-discipline insight into all things design, interactive, creative and technical.

The Refresh Dublin talk this months is “Communicating your Design through Storytelling” with Kathryn Parkes.

Kathryn looks at how you can use storytelling in your communication to your team, colleagues and clients to explain, inspire, motivate and persuade your audience. The examples are based in the world of UX Design but the general themes are applicable to anyone who just needs to get their ideas across.

Kathryn is an independent UX consultant and in her previous job in iQ Content, she was crucially involved in the creation of the Smartphone app for the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). If you go to the talk, tell Kathryn that you read about this talk in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). :-)

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/07/refreshkathrynparkes

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 23 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

The line-up woll be: Orion Walsh, Earthship, Part Time Pilots, Shag Haired Villains, New Mellow, Tony Power
Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 23 Jul

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 23 Jul

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 23 Jul

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 23 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 23 Jul

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

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

Thursday 24 Jul

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Early Morning Yoga

07:30, Thu 24 Jul

Berlin Cafe, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

A group of trainee Yoga instructors got together and they are running free Yoga classes every Tuesday morning at 07:30 in Berlin Cafe (yes, it is in the Cafe!).

You just need to bring a Yoga mat and wear suitable clothing and then enjoy the Yoga to get you ready for the day.

A Thursday morning beginners class at the same time in the same place has been added to the schedule now. Don’t forget your mat!

www.facebook.com/events/580236135424743

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 24 Jul

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Summer Rising – The IMMA Festival

10:00 – 11:00, Thu 24 Jul

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

Summer Rising is a celebration of art, music, food and performance with day-long family events and a programme of night-time events. It takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art: In the gardens of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the IMMA’s North Wing.The festival runs on 18-19+22-26 July and all day-time events are free, but a number of them require booking.

The main festival days are the Saturdays (19+26 July), but a day-by-day schedule of all events is here: www.imma.ie/en/nav_42.htm and a range of exhibitions can be visited throughout the festival.

From Tuesday until Friday there will be free Summer Camps for Teens (Tues-Thurs), free Morning Family Workshops on Wed+Thurs (10:00-11:00) and a free Babies in Buggies tour for parents with prams on Friday (10:45-11:30).

On Thursday, there will also be a (non-free; EUR 5) Open Air Film Screening of “Labyrinth”.

www.imma.ie

Festival of Curiosity

11:00, Thu 24 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The “Festival of Curiosity – Dublin’s Yearly Festival of Science & Culture” takes place from Thurs 24 – Sun 27 July.

During the day Dublin’s city centre is transformed into a curiosity filled hub with free day-time adventures in science, play and curious technology for all the family. And by night, there will be (mostly non-free) interactive performances, shows, debates and events that will host some of the most curious scientific minds of our time.

Here are some of the free events:

+ Curiosity Carnival in Smock Alley Theatre (Booking required!)
+ Curiosity Garden & BioPond in Filmbase, Temple Bar (Thur+Fri 11:00-16:00+Sat+Sun: 11:45-16:30)
+ Circuit Paper Scissors – Interactive Science/Art Installation at Library Project , 4 Temple Bar (11:30-16:30)

All events, including the non-free events are listed here with their full information.

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/

Fur, Feathers and Fossils – Summer Inspectorium

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 24 Jul

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

“Fur, Feathers and Fossils” is a summer inspectorium: Drop in to the Discovery Zone and inspect everything from bears, to brachiopods at this hands-on sessions. You can stay five minutes or fifteen or more, see the specimens up close and chat to a zoologist to find out some fun facts. Drop-in activity. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4376

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 24 Jul

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 24 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Storytelling, Sages and Sagas – Tour

13:10, Thu 24 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “S is for Storytelling, Sages and Sagas” with Mary O’Riordan will take place. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. The tour is limited to the first 15 participants. Admission is free and no booking is required.

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

Cracking the Job Interview – Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Thu 24 Jul

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

“Cracking the Job Interview” is the next talk in the Dublin City Public Libraries Career Direction and Development Programme 2014. It will be presented by Brian McIvor (Career Coach and Trainer). Admission is free, booking is recommended on 01-8733996.

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Dublin Maker: Craft Along

17:00 – 18:30, Thu 24 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Dublin Maker Fair is around the corner and will take place on Sat 26 July and you are invited to help making some of the paper decoration/bunting at this craft workshop. Admission is free and the event will take place in the Science Gallery Cafe.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/07/dublinmakercraftalong

Edinburgh Comedy Preview

18:00, Thu 24 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

An Edinburgh Comedy Preview with Christiane O Mahony (known from: Des Bishop Tour Support, Chris Evans Show BBC, Late Late Show, Mario Rosenstock Show) and Adam Cullen (known from: Forbidden Fruit and Paddy Laughs Winner, touted by PJ Gallagher) is taking place. They are taking a stand up and musical comedy show to Edinburgh and invite you to preview it. Admission is free.

The show will be performed on Thursday and on Friday.

www.badgersandbraveheart.com/

Temple Bar Night Market

18:00 – 22:00, Thu 24 Jul

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

After a successful first year, the Temple Bar Night Market is back this year and thist time there will not just be a few sporadic events, but it will take place every Thursday from 05 June until 28 August.

It is an Arts & Craft Market (and not more – see below!) that will will feature the work of artists & craft makers and street entertainment from music to painting & from dance to workshops.

Last year many people criticised that they missed food stalls at the market and I expect that this won’t change: The market is organised by the Temple Bar Company, an association of the traders in Temple Bar, so it is not in their interest to have competing traders at this market. If you know what to expect, you will hopefully not be disappointed.

www.templebarnightmarket.com/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 24 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Comedy with Luke McGibbon & Neil Dickson

19:00, Thu 24 Jul

Bad Ass Cafe, 9-11 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Luke Mcgibbon from Northern Ireland will perform his Standup Comedy show “Is this what you want?” in the Bad Ass Cafe. He will be supported by Neil Dickson from Belfast. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 24 Jul

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 24 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Live Visual Feminist Party Take 2 – Gigs

20:00, Thu 24 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Feminist Party Take 2 is taking place and girls and boys are invited to come. At 20:00 ‘The Punk Singer’ will be screened. Then there is Poetry / Spoken Word + Open Mic at 21:30. Followed by Story Telling at 22:15, Comedy at 22:40 and a Band at 23:15. DJs will entertain from 23:50 until late.

Admission is free before 22:00, EUR 3.50 after and EUR 5 after midnight.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

The Chandelier Sessions – Gig Night

20:00, Thu 24 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Chandelier Sessions is an open mic night that intends to build a community and provide a platform for musicians to showcase their work, be it music or poetry. The line-up is 4-piece alternative rock band We Were Giants and 3-piece band The Beau Motives.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/we-were-giants-the-beau-motives/

Pete Pamf – Gig

20:30, Thu 24 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Pete Pamf will perform in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-pete-pamf-10/

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 24 Jul

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 24 Jul

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

Trad/Follk band The Bonny Men will perform in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 24 Jul

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 24 Jul

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Zebra Club: Jackel – Gig

22:30, Thu 24 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Zebra Club will feature Jackel. The gig will start at midnight and admission is free until 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-jackel/

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Sand Sculptures in Dublin Castle

09:00 – 18:00, Fri 25 Jul

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The yearly Sand Sculpture exhibition will take place again in the Upper Yard of Dublin Castle. For over 15 years the artists from Duthain Dealbh (meaning: Fleeting Sculpture) build these themed sculptures every July.

The three sculptors will begin work in the upper courtyard on 19 July and access will will be free. Once they are finished, the sculptures will probably stay in place until the end of August.

I wasn’t able to find this year’s theme yet, so I will tell you next week. ;-)

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 25 Jul

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Stetson and the City

10:00, Fri 25 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

‘Stetson and the City’ is a one day music trail, organised by the people behind the Hard Working Class Heroes festival, that will showcase some of the best new country and folk bands in Ireland. There will be 16 bands playing at the airport and in restaurants, bars, shops etc.

A map of key locations, artists and timings will be available on the website below.

www.visitdublin.com/event/stetsonandthecity

Godzilla – Film Screening for Teens

10:30 – 13:00, Fri 25 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Film Screening of “Godzilla”, one of the most iconic monster stories of all time will take place. This 1954 sci-fi horror film will keep you on the edge of your seat. It will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles and the screening is for teens aged 12 to 17.

Admission is free and admission is on first-come-first-served basis.

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

Summer Rising – The IMMA Festival

10:45 – 11:45, Fri 25 Jul

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

Summer Rising is a celebration of art, music, food and performance with day-long family events and a programme of night-time events. It takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art: In the gardens of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the IMMA’s North Wing.The festival runs on 18-19+22-26 July and all day-time events are free, but a number of them require booking.

The main festival days are the Saturdays (19+26 July), but a day-by-day schedule of all events is here: www.imma.ie/en/nav_42.htm and a range of exhibitions can be visited throughout the festival.

From Tuesday until Friday there will be free Summer Camps for Teens (Tues-Thurs), free Morning Family Workshops on Wed+Thurs (10:00-11:00) and a free Babies in Buggies tour for parents with prams on Friday (10:45-11:30).

www.imma.ie

Festival of Curiosity

11:00, Fri 25 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The “Festival of Curiosity – Dublin’s Yearly Festival of Science & Culture” takes place from Thurs 24 – Sun 27 July.

During the day Dublin’s city centre is transformed into a curiosity filled hub with free day-time adventures in science, play and curious technology for all the family. And by night, there will be (mostly non-free) interactive performances, shows, debates and events that will host some of the most curious scientific minds of our time.

Here are some of the free events:

+ Curiosity Carnival in Smock Alley Theatre (Booking required!)
+ Physics Buskers in Temple Bar Area 12:00-16:00
+ Curiosity Garden & BioPond in Filmbase, Temple Bar (Thur+Fri 11:00-16:00+Sat+Sun: 11:45-16:30)
+ Circuit Paper Scissors – Interactive Science/Art Installation at Library Project , 4 Temple Bar (11:30-16:30)

All events, including the non-free events are listed here with their full information.

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 25 Jul

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 25 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Carswell & Hope – In-Store Gig

13:00, Fri 25 Jul

HMV Grafton Street, 65 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Carswell & Hope will perform in HMV in Grafton Street at an In-Store Gig. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/HMVIreland/events

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13:00, Fri 25 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

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Classical Summer Music at Sandford

13:10, Fri 25 Jul

Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Sandford Parish Church in Ranelagh is inviting to Classical Music Summer Concerts from every Friday from June to September.

The next concert is Rónán Murray (Organ) – ‘Soft Sounds of Summer’ : a recital exploring the gentler voices of the organ

Admission is free.

www.sandford.dublin.anglican.org/

Dublin Maker: Craft Along

17:00 – 18:30, Fri 25 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Dublin Maker Fair is around the corner and will take place on Sat 26 July and you are invited to help making some of the paper decoration/bunting at this craft workshop. Admission is free and the event will take place in the Science Gallery Cafe.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/07/dublinmakercraftalong

Edinburgh Comedy Preview

18:00, Fri 25 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

An Edinburgh Comedy Preview with Christiane O Mahony (known from: Des Bishop Tour Support, Chris Evans Show BBC, Late Late Show, Mario Rosenstock Show) and Adam Cullen (known from: Forbidden Fruit and Paddy Laughs Winner, touted by PJ Gallagher) is taking place. They are taking a stand up and musical comedy show to Edinburgh and invite you to preview it. Admission is free.

The show will be performed on Thursday and on Friday.

www.badgersandbraveheart.com/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 25 Jul

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Endless Rain – Spoken Word event

19:30, Fri 25 Jul

Whiskey Fair, 88 Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Endless Rain is a spoken word event, featuring a mix of poetry, prose and comedy from upcoming and established Irish talent.

Performers will include Philip Lynch, who will be performing some of his poems. David Butler (author of The Judas Kiss) will read some of his flash fiction. And comedians David Reilly, Conor O’Toole and Alison Spittle will also entertain you. All attendees are welcome to try their luck at ‘The Pun-ger Games,’ an open invitation pun contest.

The event wants to be inspiration for emerging Irish writers, poets and comedians and at the same time a night of wonderful entertainment for anyone who attends.

Admission is free

www.facebook.com/endlessraindl

Music is the answer – Aware Fundraiser – Gigs

20:00, Fri 25 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Music is the answer”, an event to raise funds for support, a charity that helps people that suffer from depression and are in danger of committing suicide, is taking place. Admission is free but donations are welcome and the line up is:

Checkpoint, Anaheim, The Lee Harveys, The N-11, Nightblind, Rem3dy, Tony Carberry.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Whelan’s Bluegrass, Country & Roots Festival

20:00 – 23:00, Fri 25 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelan’s is hosting the Bluegrass Country & Roots Festival over the weekend from 25-27 July as part of the “City & Western” Festival. Featuring four bands, with a mixture of roots, trad and rock, the show will run from 20:00-23:00 every evening and admission is free.

The line-up is not yet announced, so make sure you check back on the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/whelans-bluegrass-country-roots-festival/

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 25 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/dubgoeselectric

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 25 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 25 Jul

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

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

The Cravingz – Gig

21:00, Fri 25 Jul

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

The Cravings, a four-piece rockabilly band from Dublin, will perform in Motehr Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

When You’re Smiling – Jazz/Soul/Blues Gig

21:00, Fri 25 Jul

Big’s Bar, Ellis Quay, Dublin 7

Big’s Bar welcomes back jazz, soul and blues duo “When You’re Smiling”, who will play a live and totally unplugged gig on Friday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1431822670436813/

Events Coming Up

Skerries Water Festival

26+27 July (10:00-18:00)

South Strand Beach, Skerries, Co. Dublin

The Skerries Water Festival takes place next weekend. You will be able to try out water sports activities and there will also be family fun, BBQ’s, markets and much more!

A timetable doesn’t exist yet (check the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) next week for more details), but the type of events that you can expect are

Market, Food Vendors, Funfair, Sandcastle Building Competition on South Strand Beach, Arts and Crafts for Children, Face Painting, Street Performers, Water Sports Taster Sessions (kayaking, stand-up paddling, rowing, kite-surfing and more) with Outdoor Dublin and Skerries Watersports Academy, Sessions with Skerries Sea Tours – North Beach.

For more information: www.visitskerries.ie/waterfestival.html

Festival of Curiosity

24-27 July

Dublin City

The Festival of Curiosity is a brilliant festival of science & culture, with 4 days filled with activities in science technology & arts. There will be a huge amount of interactive performances, shows and debates with some of the most curious and scientific minds.

Many events are free, but they need tickets and these tickets will be in high demand. For that reason, I strongly suggest that you already now book your tickets before the run has started.

Check out all events at www.festivalofcuriosity.ie/

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

12+26 July

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

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Big Bang Festival 17-20 July

IFI Family Festival 17-20 July

Longitude 18-20 July

FunnyFest – Children’s Comedy Festival: 05 July – 24 Aug

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown: 12 June – 14 Aug

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LASER attacks on pilots – Is Superman doing that?

During the week RTE reported that the “Irish Aviation Authority has confirmed that there were 158 laser “attacks” on pilots in Irish airspace in 2013″ and that legislation due to pass the final stage of the Oireachtas that “contains a measure making it an offence to dazzle an aircraft pilot with laser beams”.

I am dazzled about that story: I imagine a pilot sitting in a Cockpit where he has just a window in front of him. To shine a LASER into that window, I would think you need to be IN FRONT of the plane and on approx. the SAME level. Otherwise you can’t shine anything into a pilot’s eyes. Do you agree?

So it seems (even during the landing process) very unlikely that someone would be able to shine a directed and very much focused beam of; light into the cockpit of a big plane.

Smaller planes have lower windows so MAYBE you could – at the right angle – get the pilots eyes, but I would say this is with serious difficulty and I am not sure if hand-held LASER beamers really have the power to cover the required distance.

I guess that leaves only helicopters with their “all around” glass that really is affected by this. The article didn’t say this, but can it really be anything else than that?

If this is a helicopter flying from A to B traversing an area, I would imagine the speed to be too high to get the pilot’s eyes. SO what does that leave? Hovering helicopters at a relatively low height. I can’t imagine any other situation (unless Superman is shining the LASER!) And what type of helicopters do this hovering at low altitude? Police helicopters!

Now who has a problem with these helicopters? Because I never felt compelled to take my LASER beam out and shine it at a helicopter pilot.

Could it be that it is then just criminals or people that are at the fringes to criminality that do that? Now they are possibly the same people that already committed crimes or are prepared to commit them. They might even have an illegal weapon. Imagine somebody like that. Would that person be worried about a new law that makes it illegal to shine a LASER at a pilot?

Is that maybe similar to make it illegal for the 80 year old granny to bring a nail file on board of an airplane? Additional stupid rules that ONLY inconvenience the people that the rules are NOT intended for because the rest ignores it anyway?

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