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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

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

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 25. June 2016:


Dublin Event Guide 471: Dublin Pride Parade, People’s Art Exhibition, Castellers de Sabadell, Dublin Flea Market

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 471 | 24 June 2016

Subscribers: 24,100

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Hi all!

Friday morning’s news shook the world. I received comments (and questions) from the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, USA, China, Hong Kong and Australia. Facebook and Twitter were red hot with all the posts about the Brexit referendum in the UK. We have no idea yet how it will affect us in Ireland and it will take at least 2 years for the divorce settlement to be negotiated.

Plenty of time to speculate LOTS. :-O But no need to panic yet. In the short term nothing will happen at all. In the midterm, it could be that some cultural organisations even in Ireland will get even more concerned, but since a huge amount of art funding in Ireland already has disappeared, the economic effect the Brexit might have on Ireland can’t reduce the art funding that much further.

So keep doing what you are doing and use all these free events to distract yourself from some of the bleak world news! ;-)

This Dublin Event Guide will be published again in two stages. The first stage is an update on the website and the smartphone app, but more events will have to be added after that. The smartphone app will be updated continually during that and when all is completed, then the mail will be sent to you.

This is the FINAL version.

Thanks a lot to the two donors last week!! The outstanding amount in this last week of the month went down to EUR 30. Thanks for the help! Can YOU also help?

And here is my weekly appeal: Please don’t forget that there are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with every week: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

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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 is considering the Brexit referendum in the UK last Thursday and talks about Uncertainty. It is a quote by New Zealand author Bernard Beckett:

Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.

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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 Saturday the Dublin Pride Parade is the biggest event, but there are also human tower performances by the Castellers de Sabadell and the People’s Art Exhibition takes place and the Dublin Choral Festival is inviting to a concert in Christ Church.

On Sunday the Dublin Flea Market and the People’s Art Exhibition are my picks.

A new Science Gallery exhibition has opened as well and you should definitely go to see it. It will be open until September, but keep it in mind, maybe for a rainy day!

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Charles IV Exhibition in Dublin Castle

This year marks the 700th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Charles IV, the enlightened and influential Czech ruler who progressed from being King of Bohemia to becoming ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. To celebrate this anniversary the Embassy of the Czech Republic, in conjunction with the Office of Public Works in Ireland, is inviting you to the exhibition “Emperor of Four Thrones – A Life Journey of Charles IV in Fourteen Stops”, which will be on display in the Apollo Room of Dublin Castle from 15 June – 31 August.

Opening hours are Mondays to Saturdays from 09:45 to 16:45 and Sundays from 11:00 to 16:30. Admission to the Charles IV exhibition is free by request at the admissions desk.

Dublin Event Guide on Air – UNFIXED Web-Radio show

A number of people asked me to include this notice once again because they didn’t get round to checking it out yet and also because there was a bit of a problem with a link last week;

On Thursday of last week, Adam and Toby from the web-radio show UNFIXED invited me to come to their show. Adam is a Dublin Event Guide subscriber and supporter since 2008 (!) and they run their web-radio show for the last 10 years. It is a quirky programme and it was a lot of fun to meet up with the UNFIXED crew and to do the interview. :-)

If you want to listen to the show, you can do so at unfixed.podomatic.com/entry/2016-06-17T12_40_18-07_00 Have a listen to the whole show if you can! But if you have only limited time available and only want to hear the part about the Dublin Event Guide, then go to 00:20 (20 minutes in).

Thanks to Adam, Toby and Nina. It was fun. ;-) www.facebook.com/unfixedradio/

Summer of Heritage 2016 – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

The Summer of Heritage 2016 programme in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, is a series of free guided tours running for 10 weeks from 27 June – 04 September. There will be 29 events at locations like Dalkey Castle, Cabinteely House, National Maritime Museum, Monkstown Castle, Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, Milltown, The Metals, Seapoint Martello Tower, Dun Laoghaire, Killiney Hill and there will also be a Maeve Binchy walking tour, a 1916 Graves tour of Deansgrange Cemetery, a 1916 Social History tour of Dún Laoghaire and a 1916 Exhibition in Marlay House.

No other part of Dublin runs such an interesting and extensive heritage programme with plenty of free guided tours, so have a look at the programme on the website here. You find a link on the same site where you can download the full booklet in PDF.

Opportunities

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

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THE SCIENCE OF EVENTS – DISCUSSION – Wed 29 June – 18:00
Eventbrite and Banter will bring you a discussion about how you can make your events more successful using science. The panel discussion with Beatrice Whelan, Kenneth McKenzie and Shaun O’Boyle will be hosted by Jim Carroll. A complimentary drinks reception will preceede the discussion.
Book your tickets to this free event via the link here.

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

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Leonardo da Vinci – Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

06 May – 17 July

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery will exhibit ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). They are on loan from the Royal Collection and will be on show for 2.5 months.

Admission to the exhibition is free, but pre-booking is required. A timed ticketing system will be in operation.

You will get to the booking sites via www.nationalgallery.ie/Exhibitions/Leonardo.aspx

NCAD Graduate Showcase

18 June – 26 June (Weekdays: 10:00-20:00 / Weekends: 10:00-17:00)

100 Thomas Street and other NCAD

The NCAD (National College of Art) Showcase will include the work of over 500 graduating students, highlighting the value of art and design education in driving Ireland’s creative industry.

All details including the full list of locations are here:

www.ncad.ie/about/ncad-graduate-showcase-2016/

Petography: The Secret Life of Pets Exhibition

15-28 June (Mon to Fri: 09:30-17:30, Sat: 11:30-17:30, Sun: Varies)

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The quirky antics of some of Ireland’s best-loved celebrity pets have been revealed in a special photography exhibition that captures what the nation’s A-list pets get up to when their famous owners aren’t at home.

Pets of celebrities including rugby hero Gordon D’Arcy, TV star Glenda Gilson, healthy food fanatic Roz Purcell and singer Mary Byrne, feature in ‘Petography: The Secret Life of Pets Exhibition’, an exhibition that captures pets getting up to mischief while their famous owners aren’t around.

The pets of celebrities including Rosanna Davison, Holly Carpenter, Kathryn Thomas, Mark Cagney, Cathal Penred, Gillian Quinn, Aoibheann McCaul, Dr Eva Osmond, Pete Wedderburn and PJ Gallagher also feature in the exhibition.

The exhibition has been created by the team from Universal Pictures Ireland to celebrate the release of The Secret Life of Pets, which hits Irish cinemas on June 24th.

The free exhibition is has been organised in conjunction with the animal charity ISPCA. The pictures that feature in Petography will be auctioned in aid of the ISPCA when the exhibition closes. To place a bid on one of the portraits in aid of ISPCA visit www.ispca.ie

Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916 – Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Find out more details here.

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

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Libraries in Dublin

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

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

The schedule for 2016 is

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

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 25 Jun

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/

Wakeboard “Grass Roots Tour”

09:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Jun

Hanover Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

The Wakedock in the Grand Canal Basin at Hannover Quay is the venue for this Wakeboard competition. The event is free for spectators and there will be plenty to see: From 09:00 until mid afternoon the wakeboarders will have an opportunity to practice, whatch some pro demos and get some coaching on the Wakedock. From mid afternoon then the competition begins in different categories.

Have a look at the Facebook Page below for more details.

www.facebook.com/events/1260337707329368/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Jun

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 25 Jun

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 25 Jun

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Jun

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Jun

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Make your own pot – DLR Biodiversity event

10:00, Sat 25 Jun

Shankill Library, Library Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin

At this Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Biodiversity event in Shankill Library, you can learn how to make your own biodegradable pots, plant seeds and learn about the best plants for your garden. There will be plenty of advice available for anyone looking to get started in the garden and lots to keep younger children interested too.

Admission is free. Suitable for adults and children.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/make-your-own-pot

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Jun

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Open Air Pilates & Talk

10:00, Sat 25 Jun

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Pace Pilates are inviting to a free open air pilates class and a talk by a life coach following the talk.

If you are interested, but can’t make it today, check their Facebook page, there will be more opportunities: www.facebook.com/PacePilates/

www.facebook.com/events/248124138886103/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 25 Jun

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 25 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 25 Jun

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/

Castellers of Sabadell: Human Towers

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The “Castellers of Sabadell” are visiting Dublin this weekend and will build their impressive human towers at four performances. You can see them here:

+ 11:00 Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
+ 13:00 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 (in the park somewhere)
+ 15:00 (or 15:30) Merrion Square, Dublin 2
+ 17:30 Temple Bar (Meeting House Square)

Sabadell is a a city 20km north of Barcelona and it is their tradition to build human towers of all sizes (up to 8 people high!). Impressive!

The performances are free.

www.saballuts.org/

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

www.peoplesart.ie/

Pond Dipping – Children’s Event

11:00, Sat 25 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Explorie the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and mini beasts living in and around the pond at the Botanic Gardens. This workshop is suitable for children aged 8+

Admission is free, but booking is essential via 01-8040300. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Jun

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 25 Jun

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 25 Jun

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/

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

The Wellington Weekender – Gigs+Market

12:00, Sat 25 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

A weekend long music festival is coming up in The Workman’s Club from 24-26 June.

On Saturday it starts from 12:00 with the Greenshoe Market, at 15:00 the Alison Spittle Chat Show with Danish comedian Sofie Hagen will entertain. The live music later will come from Beach, TooFools, Steven McCann, Lorcan O’Dwyer.

On Sunday Black Bank Fold will be on stage from 20:00 and at midnight the weekend will be completed with the Workman’s Club Karaoke. A variety of DJs will spin in between.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-wellington-weekender-toofools-beach-wastefellow/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 25 Jun

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/

Dublin Pride Parade

13:00, Sat 25 Jun

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

The LGBTQ Pride Festival is happening from Wed 22 June – Sun 26 June and the highlight of the festival is the Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday. Every years, this is the most colourful parade Dublin sees and it promotes and celebrates diversity and equality.

People sometimes think that the Pride Parade is only for the participants and if you are not part of the LGBTQ community then you have no place there. This is not the case! The Pride March is a celebration and everybody is welcome to join the celebration. And to do that you could just watch the parade from the footpath while it meanders by, and clap, cheer or hoop and holler. All participants will appreciate it!

The Parade will leave the Garden of Remembrance at 13:00 and will make its way to Merrion Square. (via O’Connell Street, then before O’Connell Bridge turning left onto Eden Quay, then Custom House Quay until the Talbot Memorial Bridge at the IFSC, where the parade crosses the Liffey. Then along City Quay to Lombard Street, Westland Row and finishing atr Merrion Square.)

At Merrion Square the Pride Main Stage will be and the programme there will kick off at 15:00. Panti Bliss and Phil T will be joined by representatives of community groups and special guests Veda, Davina Devine, Victoria Secrets and many more.

Admission is free.

After the parade and Main Stage events, the Pride Afterparties are in
The George, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2.
Pantibar, Capel Street, Dublin 1
The Czech Inn, Essex gate, Templebar, Dublin 8.
Adelphi, Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

www.facebook.com/events/100667573653057/

Green Shoes Craft Fair

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Green Shoes Market, a Craft Fair is part of the Wellington Weekender in the Workman’s Club. Approximately 42 stalls with a wide range of leather, glass, wood and wool crafts, quirky frames and funky jewellery, soaps, candles, fairy doors, children’s books, clothing for you and your pet and more, will be there.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/914263985348958/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Jun

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

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

Two Suitcases Family Promenade Day

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Jun

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

Join Helium Arts for a special family promenade day at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

You will get a trail map to find film installations on the grounds of IMMA created by members of CanTeen Ireland, the national young people’s cancer support group. Each film installation is a response to the history of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the veteran soldiers who lived there. The films were produced during Helium’s Two Suitcases Project with the support of professional artists. Seven short films will be shown.

You can find more information on the Eventbrite website below. Admission is free, but booking is required. and at the time of writing there were still some tickets available.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/two-suitcases-family-promenade-day-tickets-25020694571?ref=devg

Wildflowers of Mount Merrion – Walk

13:00, Sat 25 Jun

St. Therese Church, The Rise, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin

The Irish Wildlife Trust has a patch of Wildflowers near St. Therese’s Church on Mount Merrion and at this time of the year, it is blazing with colour and diversity. The yearly walk to view this mini-meadow takes place on Saturday.

Meet at the door of St. Therese Church for this 40 mintour. There are bee orchids, pyramidal orchids, common spotted orchids, knapweed, cowslip seed-pods, birdsfoot trefoil, self-heal and many more. Over 30 species of plants – not counting grasses, sedges and a rush – are there.

Admission is free.

www.iwt.ie/come-and-see-the-wildflowers-in-mount-merrion

Teens Film Screening: No One Knows About Persian Cats

13:30 – 16:30, Sat 25 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Chester Beatty Library invites 12-17 year olds toa screening of the 2009 film “No One Knows About Persian Cats”.

The film follows two young musicians, Negar and Ashkan, as they struggle to find band members in Tehran, Iran, where playing rock music in public venues is outlawed. Join them as they strive to get the visas that will allow them to leave Tehran to play at a rock concert in London.

After the film a feeback session with free Pizza will take place.

Admission is free, but booking is required. Limited to 30 places. At the time of writing, there were still tickets available.

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

Dundrum Festival 2016

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Jun

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

The Dundrum Festival is taking place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The events on Saturday are on the bandstand at the “Dundrum Town Centre” shopping complex and on Sunday the focus will be on a stage in Dundrum’s Main Street.

The schedule for Saturday is:
14:00-17:00 Face painter and Balloon Sculptor Dundrum Town Centre
14:00-14:30 Suzuki violin school At Bandstand, Dundrum Town Centre
14:30-15:00 O’Donoghue/Pepper School of Irish Dance
15:00-15:40 McCormack Puppeteer
15:40-16:00 Schools Junior Art Competition prize giving
16:00-16:40 McCormack Puppeteer
16:40-17:00 Set Dancing with Dublin Folk Dance Group

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On Sunday the schedule is
14:00-14:30 Doherty – Kendrick Academy of Irish Dance On Stage in Main Street,Dundrum
14:30-15:00 Helen Jordan Stage School / School of Performing Arts
15:00-15:30 Launch of WAVA Heritage Map plus a local drama group PMW
15:30-16:00 Children’s Fancy Dress Comp. [Children of 1916 and 2016 dress]
16:00-17:00 Gala Event featuring popular operatic arias

Throughout the day from 14:00-17:00 there will also be Carnival Stalls on the Main Street and as well Bungee Run, Activity Centre, Twister, Rock & Roll Gladiators, Monsieur Gusto, Street Entertainer, Climbing Wall, Punch and Judy, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Monster Mural painting, Set Dancing with Dublin Folk Dance Group

Admission is free.

www.dundrumfestival.ie/index.htm

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 25 Jun

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

Teddy Bear Tour – Natural History Museum

14:00, Sat 25 Jun

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

At this “Teddy Bear Tour” with Catherine McGuinness, learn more about animals that are usually made into cuddly toys, but who are not all friendly in real life. Bring your own favourite Teddy Bear!

Admission is free, but places are limited to 20.

museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2911

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Designing your perfect Gallery” with Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire is this week’s Family workshop for families with children aged 4-10. It encourage families to enjoy creating and learning together as they explore the National Gallery’s collection and exhibitions through drawing, crafts, and storytelling.

Admission is free and all materials are provided. (Limited places available.)

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_25June.aspx

Dublin Choral Festival Concert

20:00, Sat 25 Jun

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

110 visiting American Choristers from California and Oregon along with a Blue Grass Band and Gospel Singer Mykal Kilgore will perform in Christ Church on Saturday at the “Dublin Choral Festival Concert”.

Doors open at 19:30 and admission is free (first come, first served)

www.facebook.com/events/1676354385971177/

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 25 Jun

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Those Responsible – Gig

20:00, Sat 25 Jun

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

Those Responsible are fusing Blues with Rock at their gig.

Admission is free.

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 25 Jun

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Mutefish – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The great Mutefish, an international band from Dublin that fuses sounds from Eastern Europe with traditional Irish music, will play a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/mutefish-free-entry-2/

The Solely Blues Club – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club is an open mic night of only the old time blues numbers Pre 1960 (e.g. from Leadbelly, Skip James, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Odetta, WC Handy, Blind Wille Johnson etc) It is hosted by Slidin PK and The Band.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thesolelybluesclub/

Mid Term Break – Gig

22:00, Sat 25 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Party & Cover band “Mid Term Break” are performing in the Live from the Window slot in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-mid-term-break-2/

Black Temple Shrines / Magic Moogle / Free Sunshine Acid – Gig

22:30, Sat 25 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Magic Moogle’s Vintage Psycho Arrangement, Free Sunshine Acid, Black Temple Shrines and Unamae Zing will perform in the Midnight Hour slot in Whelan’s. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-magic-moogles-vintage-psycho-arrangement/

Deuce – Rory Galagher Tribute – Gig

23:55, Sat 25 Jun

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

Rory Gallagher Tribute Band “Deuce” will play a gig in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Jun

Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale in Tallaght, Irish Car Boot Sales run a weekly Sunday Car Boot Sales in Ballymun.

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jun

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Jun

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 26 Jun

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/

Before I die I want to ________! – Art Project

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 26 Jun

Sandymount Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Before I die…. is a global art project that was started in New Orleans after the founder, Candy Chang lost a loved one. It turns a regular wall into a chalkboard canvas for people to share their hopes, dreams and aspirations.

The wall prompts with “Before I die I want to _________” and invites all participants to take a piece of chalk and fill in the blank.

The wall will be at the Sandymount Green Family Fun Day on Sunday and after the day the wall will stay in the Green as a living part of the community. As it’s a chalkboard, the wall can be wiped clear, creating a clean slate and a fresh opportunity to bring more ambitions and aspirations to life.

What would you write on the wall? If you get a chance, come to Sandymount and add your contribution.

www.facebook.com/beforeidiedub

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jun

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jun

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

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

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

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Jun

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 26 Jun

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

www.peoplesart.ie/

Sandymount Green – Family Fun Day

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 26 Jun

Sandymount Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4

The Sandymount & Merrion Residents Association invites ro the Sandymount Green Family Fun Day on Sunday. It starts extra early so that you can get to the football and there will be Ballon Modelling, Face Painting, Magic Show, Music, Races and a Raffle.

In addition the “Before I die I want to ___________” wall will be there and is waiting for your contribution.

Admission is free.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 26 Jun

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 26 Jun

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 26 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

SEEING – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/seeing/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano, Beth McNinch, viola and Lance Coburn, piano, playing works from Bahms, Loeffler, Bridge and Head.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1523-sundaysnoon-songs

Leonardo, from the National Gallery London – Film Screening

12:30 – 14:00, Sun 26 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan”.

The film captures the excitement of the opening night occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow explains the great masterpieces. An biography and reflections on Leonardo’s influence since his death 500 years ago is also included in the film.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Film/Leonardo_on_Screen_June28.aspx

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 26 Jun

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Casement the Revolutionary? – Lecture

14:00, Sun 26 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“Casement the Revolutionary?” with Michael Laffan is a Sunday lecture in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

“Michael Laffan, Emeritus Professor, School of History, UCD, will reflect on Casement as an idealist in search of ideals and his relationship with the Irish revolution, which was characteristically complicated and ambivalent.”

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1525-sunday-lecture-casement-the-revolutionary

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 26 Jun

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/

Dundrum Festival 2016

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jun

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

The Dundrum Festival is taking place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The events on Saturday are on the bandstand at the “Dundrum Town Centre” shopping complex and on Sunday the focus will be on a stage in Dundrum’s Main Street.

The schedule for Saturday is:
14:00-17:00 Face painter and Balloon Sculptor Dundrum Town Centre
14:00-14:30 Suzuki violin school At Bandstand, Dundrum Town Centre
14:30-15:00 O’Donoghue/Pepper School of Irish Dance
15:00-15:40 McCormack Puppeteer
15:40-16:00 Schools Junior Art Competition prize giving
16:00-16:40 McCormack Puppeteer
16:40-17:00 Set Dancing with Dublin Folk Dance Group

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On Sunday the schedule is
14:00-14:30 Doherty – Kendrick Academy of Irish Dance On Stage in Main Street,Dundrum
14:30-15:00 Helen Jordan Stage School / School of Performing Arts
15:00-15:30 Launch of WAVA Heritage Map plus a local drama group PMW
15:30-16:00 Children’s Fancy Dress Comp. [Children of 1916 and 2016 dress]
16:00-17:00 Gala Event featuring popular operatic arias

Throughout the day from 14:00-17:00 there will also be Carnival Stalls on the Main Street and as well Bungee Run, Activity Centre, Twister, Rock & Roll Gladiators, Monsieur Gusto, Street Entertainer, Climbing Wall, Punch and Judy, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Monster Mural painting, Set Dancing with Dublin Folk Dance Group

Admission is free.

www.dundrumfestival.ie/index.htm

Euro 2016: France vs Ireland

14:00, Sun 26 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

For the first time since 2002, Ireland won a competitive football game during a tournament las Wednesday and they qualified for the Knock-out stage of Euro 2016. The opponent on Wednesday was Italy (but it was the Italian B-team that played).

The next match for Ireland will be on Sunday at 14:00. It will be against (the A-team) of France and could be very different to the match against Italy. And while last time it took 14 years to the next win, now they have to win against France less than a week later, to stay in the tournament.

Betfair.ie quotes the odds for Ireland to win as 17:2 and paddypower.ie gives Ireland a 9:1 chance.

You can expect every pub in town to show the game and streets will be significantly quieter than usual for the 105 minutes from the kick-off at 14:00.

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 26 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1395-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Jun

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

Swing Dance Picnic

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Jun

Bandstand, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

It is possible that due to the football this event will start later or will even be cancelled, but it is also possible that the passionate Swing dancers going to it, are not into football that much. ;-)

This is a Swing Dance Picnic on the Bandstand in Stephen’s Green. You can watch the dancers and listen to the music and bring your own picnic.

www.facebook.com/events/539485499568497/

Flash Dash – Flash Fiction Event

15:00, Sun 26 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A “National Flash Fiction Day” by the Big Smoke Writing Factory takes place on Sunday. Writers could submit their stories of up to 500 words earler this month and on Sunday the best ones will be read.

Admission is free.

bigsmokewritingfactory.com/flashdash-nffd2016/

Leonardo’s influence on later Italian art – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 26 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Leonardo’s influence on later Italian art” with Dr Corinna Ricasoli (Consultant Curator of Fine Arts, Museum of the Bible, Washington DC) is part of a free lecture series looking at the theme of ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, Renaissance Man’, in association with the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection”.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/Sunday_26June.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Jun

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

Phoenix Park Biodiversity Talk

15:00, Sun 26 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

There will be a free talk on the Biodiversity of the Phoenix Park on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36493,en.html

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 26 Jun

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

At this tour through the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising” exhibition, look at some of the highlights of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection.

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

museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2901

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00, Sun 26 Jun

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

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the Bal Folk Dance Sessions.

And if you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry! Workshops are provided and admission is free.

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub. The time alternates a little: On 1st+2nd Sunday of the month it is from 16:00-19:00 and on 3rd and 4th Sunday from 18:00-22:00. And on every 4th Sunday there is also a Breton session from 15:00.

www.facebook.com/groups/674963209289378/

J Wagner – Singer/Songwriter

16:00, Sun 26 Jun

The Hot Spot Music Club, Beach House, Cliff Rd, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

J Wagner is a Singer/Songwriter from Austin, Texas and he will perform a gig in the Hot Spot Music Club on Sunday afternoon.

Admission is free.

thehotspot.ie/events/?event_id1=211

LGBTQ Pride – Ceremony of Remembrance

18:00, Sun 26 Jun

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin Pride Festival comes to an end with a Ceremony of Remembrance at the Oscar Wilde Statue in Merrion Square. Take a moment to remember the people from the LGBTQ communities that lost their lives.

Admission is free.

dublinpride.ie/index.php/dublin-lgbtq-pride/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 Jun

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Every Sunday evening from 18:00-20:00, the Wiley Fox is hosting a trad session, where some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians will play for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 26 Jun

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 26 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Inni-K – Gig

20:00, Sun 26 Jun

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

Folk Pop and Indie Folk will be performed by Inni-K at this gig.

Admission is free.

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

The Wellington Weekender – Gigs

20:00, Sun 26 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

A weekend long music festival is coming up in The Workman’s Club from 24-26 June.

On Saturday it starts from 12:00 with the Greenshoe Market, at 15:00 the Alison Spittle Chat Show with Danish comedian Sofie Hagen will entertain. The live music later will come from Beach, TooFools, Steven McCann, Lorcan O’Dwyer.

On Sunday, Black Bank Fold will be on stage from 20:00 and at midnight the weekend will be completed with the Workman’s Club Karaoke. A variety of DJs will spin in between.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-wellington-weekender-black-bank-folk-special-guests/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 26 Jun

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 26 Jun

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 26 Jun

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 26 Jun

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 26 Jun

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 26 Jun

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/

Monday 27 Jun

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‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 27 Jun

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Emily Gallagher will run a weekly “just for fun” photo trail where you get instructions to hunt for specific snaps around the city centre. Afterwards the symbolic significance to the snaps will be shared. The overall theme is “Get a glimpse of directions you may wish your life to take and discover decisions you may desire to make.”

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

Participation in the photo trails is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via chooseyourowntracksphototrail@gmail.com or 085-2725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 27 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 27 Jun

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 27 Jun

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!

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 27 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 27 Jun

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 27 Jun

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Hot House Big Band – Gig

20:45, Mon 27 Jun

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/bigbandhothouse/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 27 Jun

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 27 Jun

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

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 27 Jun

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 27 Jun

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/767-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-11.html

The Retronauts – Gig

23:55, Mon 27 Jun

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Tuesday 28 Jun

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Leonardo da Vinci’s influence today – Talk

10:30, Tue 28 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Leonardo da Vinci’s influence today” with Shane Bergin (School of Physics, TCD; member of the Leonardo Group, TCD Science Gallery) is a talk that is part of a free lecture series looking at the theme of ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, Renaissance Man’, in association with the exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/Tues_28June.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 28 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 28 Jun

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

Leonardo, from the National Gallery London – Film Screening

13:00 – 14:30, Tue 28 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan”.

The film captures the excitement of the opening night occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow explains the great masterpieces. An biography and reflections on Leonardo’s influence since his death 500 years ago is also included in the film.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Film/Leonardo_on_Screen_June28.aspx

Terns are back – Bird Watch

17:00 – 20:00, Tue 28 Jun

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The Terns (birds!) have returned to the Dalkey islands for another season and the new Tern Warden will be running a ‘Dalkey Tern Watch’ to watch the terns and all the wildlife we can see from the pier. The event will run throughout the summer every Tuesday evening from 17:00-20:00 at Coliemore Harbour. You can drop in at ay time.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/terns-are-back

LGBTI Film Screening: Homo@LV

18:30, Tue 28 Jun

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Amnesty International Ireland’s LGBTI group is inviting to the screening of “Homo@LV”, a documentary that tracks the origin of Latvia’s first Pride in 2005 through to its abolition in 2010, collecting footage and commentaries from Pride’s supporters and protestors.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be booked here.

Quantified Self – Meet Up

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 28 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Do you track personal information, hoping to gain insights into yourself or your surrounding world? Are you curious about people who do? The Dublin Quantified Self group is for anyone interested in self-tracking. Whether you record your jogging times, how often you communicate with friends or how you are feelin, this is the group for you.

Two companies with different biomarker testing will be talking at the next meeting:
+ Daniel Stoessel from Kenkodo will be talking about tracking metabolites (vitamins & amino acids), and how Kenkodo can help determine current wellness, better understand the body and what habits lead to better health over time.
+ Arnoud Groen from ProteiQ will be talking about measuring proteins in the blood, specifically how they can apply to improving health & predicting athletic overreaching.

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

www.meetup.com/Quantified-Self-Dublin/events/231589650

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 28 Jun

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

Conditions for Palestinian Scholars in Israel and the West Bank

19:00, Tue 28 Jun

TCD School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Academics for Palestine are inviting you to a lecture by Professor David Lloyd (University of California Riverside). It is entitled “Conditions for Palestinian Scholars in Israel and the West Bank – A Report-Back”.

Admission is free.

www.ipsc.ie/event/7163

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 28 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 28 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 28 Jun

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

Anocht – Gig Night

20:30, Tue 28 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly gig night for new bands is running in Arthur’s Pub. It is called “Anocht” and happens every Tuesday. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In addition to the music, there is usually also a visual show.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/AnochtatArthurs/

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 28 Jun

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

www.beerhousedublin.com/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 28 Jun

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 28 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 28 Jun

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Wednesday 29 Jun

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Celtic Tree Trail

11:00, Wed 29 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Celtic Tree Trail will take place on Wednesday. The celts believed each tree had its own personality and meaning. Learn about their uses through history and why trees are so important.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36455,en.html

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 29 Jun

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 29 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 29 Jun

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/

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 29 Jun

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

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

templebarnightmarket.com/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 29 Jun

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

The Science of Events – Eventbrite & Banter Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 29 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Did you know that colours influence the success of your event? Or that it takes about 600 tweets to trend in Ireland?

The science of events will help you understand how you can optimise your next project and sell out your events.

Eventbrite and Banter are inviting to this discussion about how science can improve your events.

The evening will start with a complimentary drinks reception followed by a panel discussion hosted by Irish Times journalist Jim Carroll. The panelists are Beatrice Whelan (social media and content strategist at Sage), Kenneth McKenzie (Strategic Planning Director with Target McConnells) and Shaun O’Boyle (research coordinator at the Science Gallery).

Find more details on the website below. Admission is free, but booking is required on the Eventbrite website here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/06/eventtalksscienceeventseventbritebanter

Leonardo da Vinci: The Graphic Genius – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 29 Jun

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

At the next talk in the RDS Library Speaker Series, Siobhan Campbell will discuss “Leonardo: da Vinci The Graphic Genius”.

Leonardo da Vinci is recognised as a genius of the Renaissance. His works are seen as icons of science and wonders of art. His lifelong interests read like an A-Z of human intellect from Anatomy to Botany, Geology, Hydraulics Painting and Drawing.

Siobhan Campbell’s talk coincides with an exhibition in the National Gallery of Ireland of ten of Leonardo’s drawings on loan from the Royal Collection (until 17 July).

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

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1104071

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 29 Jun

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night every Wednesday. Arrive, sign up and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Joyce’s Portrait and the Easter Rising – Talk

19:00, Wed 29 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “Proclaiming Self and Nation: Joyce’s Portrait and the Easter Rising, 1916″ with Luke Gibbons (Professor of Irish Literary and Cultural Studies at Maynooth University) will take place in the National Library.

Admission is free.

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

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 29 Jun

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 29 Jun

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 29 Jun

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 29 Jun

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 29 Jun

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 29 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Mick Pyro Trio – Gig

21:00, Wed 29 Jun

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Mick Pyro Trio will play Blues/Rock/Funk in the Mercantile.

Admission is free.

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 29 Jun

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

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

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 29 Jun

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Thursday 30 Jun

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 30 Jun

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 30 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 30 Jun

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

Voices of Memory – Walk & Talk at sound art installation

12:00, Thu 30 Jun

National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

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

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

The artist Christina Kubisch will show and explain her installation and the memorial records will be on view.

Meeting point is at main entrance, beside the car park.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20773343

Music at the Unitarian Church 2016 – Organ

13:00, Thu 30 Jun

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

Carole O’Connor will play an organ concert at the “Music at the Unitarian Church” concert series.

Admission is free.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

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13:00, Thu 30 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

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Canal Bank Night Market

16:00 – 21:00, Thu 30 Jun

Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8

A new market will happen on Thursday evening. It is the brand new Canal Bank Night Market at Portobello Harbour.

There will be Vintage Clothes, Vinyl Records, Jewellery, Arts & Crafts, Bikes, Coffee & Sweet Treats, Baked Goods and our friends from Paperbear.ie will sell their fabulous Pop-Up cards.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/188187194916206

AFterwork – Alliance Francaise

17:30 – 20:30, Thu 30 Jun

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

AFterwork is an evening of music in La Cocotte, the cafe/restaurant of the Alliance Francaise. There will be live music for free and wine and food to buy.

Admission is free.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 30 Jun

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Facebook and your business – Training

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 30 Jun

TBA

“Facebook and your Business” is a training session with Christine Spiess that will focus on setting up a professional Facebook page for your Start Up or Company as well as some helpful tips and tricks that you can implement in order to reach your clients in the best possible way.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite page below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/facebook-and-your-business-tickets-26171922926?ref=devg

Inspired by Leonardo – Drop-in Drawing Course

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 30 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Inspired by Leonardo: Drop-in Drawing” with Alan Daly is a series of eight, free life-drawing workshops looking at the influence of Leonardo da Vinci that will be led by professional artists and tutors. The workshops are for adults and teens and all materials will be provided. Places are limited to 25 participants on a first come first served basis. Arrive early to secure a place.

Admission is free and no booking required, places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Workshops take place Thursday evenings from 18:00-19;00 from 12 May to 30 June 2016

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/Leonardo_30June.aspx

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 30 Jun

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

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

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Non-violence Education and Peace Culture – Talk

18:00, Thu 30 Jun

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

Education is the foundation to build of our society. The expert in education Fernando Barragán will review education programmes which promote suppressing any form of gender violence as well as developing intercultural exchange.

Admission is free,

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha107879_16_2.htm

Incontri con la Scienza – The Garden of Biodiversity – Talk

18:30, Thu 30 Jun

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

“Incontri con la Scienza – The Garden of Biodiversity” is a tlak by Telmo Pievani about the co-evolution of humans and plants.

The new Garden of Biodiversity at the Historical Botanical Garden of Padua (the most ancient University Garden in the world and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List) is an interactive and multimedia science centre dedicated to the astonishing biodiversity of plants and their connections to human evolution. Evolutionist and philosopher of biology Telmo Pievani will discuss the history of the co-evolution between humans and plants.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/06/incontri-con-la-scienza-il-giardino-della-biodiversita-con-telmo-pievani.html

Qi Walk

18:30, Thu 30 Jun

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new technics to release stress in your daily life. A Qi Walkwill help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

The walks take place in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details and register there as well.

xiufengshui.com/en/events/qiwalk/qiwalk-dates-and-registration

The Cost of Living – Poetry Book Launch

18:30, Thu 30 Jun

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

Rob Buchanan’s collection of 69 poens in “The Cost of Living” charts the price each of us pay in love and loss to be a part of the modern world. The poems illustrates the human experience using the macrocosm of Irish history, literature and religion but also in the minutiae of love lives of working class men in Dublin’s Northside.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-the-cost-of-living-by-rob-buchanan

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 30 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Chasing Michael Davitt – Documentary Screening

19:00, Thu 30 Jun

Irish Traditional Music Archive, 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“Chasing Michael Davitt: A Film Documentary” is a film documentary by singer/musician Dónal Maguire and film maker Paul Vernon Lydiate, that is based on the life of the 19th century Irish politician Michael Davitt (1846?1906).

The screening will take you on a musical journey through his life as agrarian agitator, founder of the Irish National Land League and Home Rule advocate.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/chasing-michael-davitt-a-film-documentary-presented-by-donal-maguire-tickets-25816262135?ref=devg

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 30 Jun

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30). Admission is free.

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

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 30 Jun

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 30 Jun

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

The Shoos – Gig

20:00, Thu 30 Jun

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

The Shoos are playing Soulful Rock ‘n’ Roll at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-shoos-event1

Twisted Comedy

20:00, Thu 30 Jun

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Twisted Comedy is a stand-up comedy event with the following line-up

Maxine Jones, Lisa Casey, Gary Lynch, Donal Vaughan, Rob Coyle

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link here.

www.facebook.com/events/944443432343244/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 30 Jun

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 30 Jun

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

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

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

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 30 Jun

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

The Cabin Sessions are back with the The All Star Cabin Crew featuring Spats Davenport (guitar), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica), Dave Hardy (sax), Richard Hawkins (banjo) and with special guests Emma Butler, Keith Burke, Dos Hombres.

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 30 Jun

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 30 Jun

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 30 Jun

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 30 Jun

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 30 Jun

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Friday 01 Jul

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Finglas Festival

10:00, Fri 01 Jul

Finglas (various locations)

The Finglas Festival will take place from Friday until Sunday (01-03 July), the main days are Saturday and Sunday, but there are already a few events on the opening day on Friday.

Some of the events are:
+ Historical Walking Tour (11;00 – not sure if it is free)
+ Fire Brigade Station – Open Day (11:15-13:00)
+ various information stands in Drogheda Mall or in the Festival Office.

www.finglasfestival.com/#!friday-july-1st/iup35

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 01 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 01 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

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 01 Jul

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

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

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

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

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World War Ireland and the Battle of the Somme – Tour

13:00, Fri 01 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“A ‘regular hell’: World War Ireland and the Battle of the Somme” is a themed tour of the exhibition “World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience” which explores the uniquely Irish experience of the First World War with a special focus on the centenary event of the Battle of the Somme.

Admission is free.

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

Summer Music at Sandford 2016

13:10 – 14:00, Fri 01 Jul

Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Summer Music at Sandford is a series of lunchtime concerts at Sandford Parish Church. Every Friday in July and August these classical concerts will take place.

The next one is with Cora Newman (Contralto), Andrea Banciu (Viola) and Aileen Cahill (Piano)

Admission free, but donations in aid of the Sandford Organ Restoration Fund are appreciated.

www.sandfordandstphilips.dublin.anglican.org/event/summer-music-2016-at-sandford-cora-newman-andrea-banciu-and-aileen-cahill/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 01 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

The Battle of the Somme – Film Screening

19:30 – 21:00, Fri 01 Jul

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

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral invites to a special screening commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Shot and screened in 1916, “The Battle of the Somme” was the first feature length documentary about war. In the first three months of its release the film was seen by around 20 million people in Britain and Ireland, informing and challenging the public with its images of warfare and changing the way film was perceived.

Doors open at 19.00 and the screening will begin at 19.30.

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

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/event/film-screening-battle-somme/

One Horse Pony – Gig

20:00, Fri 01 Jul

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

One Horse Pony is a 5-piece acoustic Blues band.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/one-horse-pony-event1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 01 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/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 01 Jul

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Slowhand – Gig

21:30, Fri 01 Jul

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

Slowhand is a blues and classic rock band and they will play a gig in Mother Reilly’s.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Lost Avenue / Kiss my Acid – Gig

22:30, Fri 01 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Lost Avenue” and “Kiss my Acid” will be playing in the Midnight Hour in Whelan’s. The gig starts at 00:00 and admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-lost-avenue-kiss-my-acid-2/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+11+12+15+18+19+25 June

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

In June there will be 7 walks/hikes on 04+11+12+15+18+19+25 June, including an Introduction to Basic Orienteering (Wed, 15 June).

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin LGBTQ Festival: 22-26 June

Interlude Festival: 24-26 June

Flavours of Fingal: 24-26 June

Summer Concerts at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham: 26/28/30 June + 02 July

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This is odd

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

Waking up to a different world! Brexit and democracy!

“On Friday 24 June 2016 the world changed…” could be a line in history books of the future about what happened last night, After a very divisive and extremely negative campaign, the UK voted in a referendum against remaining in the EU and for leaving it. And this shook the world! I stayed up for a large part of the night because I was working on the “Dublin Event Guide” and I saw it happening. Tiny margins, swinging between Leave and Remain and Leave again and Remain again and then LEAVE.

I have to admit that I am shocked about the result! I am shocked about the narrowmindedness of the 17mio British people who voted “Leave”. I am shocked about the fact that the FEAR campaign and the campaign of intolerance, of arrogance, ignorance and superiority complex (“Make Great Britain great again”) won. I think – and there is no sitting on the fence for this one – it was a totally stupid and hugely damaging decision by the UK, but there is also another side.

First of all, democracy is good and democracy means that nonsensical decisions also have to be accepted. Like it or not, we have to live with it.

The other aspect is that Britain has always been a trouble maker in the EU. And now the unruly, obnoxious and difficult child on the play ground, just decided in a huff to walk away from the other kids that tried to find a way to play with each other on that play ground for a long time. Yes, the unruly kid took some toys away when he left, but on balance, I think the nice kids will still do better by getting rid of the trouble maker.

Scotland, and if in any way possible also Northern Ireland, might be back in the EU at some stage and if people in London could, they would also leave the UK,. Interesting scenario! The United Kingdom became the Divided Kingdom over night and the damage this referendum did to the British population will probably not be healed for decades.

What does it mean for Ireland? There could be a lot of good in that development for Ireland! American companies that want to open offices in the EU will NOT choose the UK anymore and companies that are already in the UK might relocate to Ireland.

The development is shocking, but let’s face it, we live in a time when we have relatively little upsets to deal with, so in that context it is HUGE. But if you compare it to the years when rebellions and wars happened, it is not the biggest problem. So we will deal with it and there is a good chance that we will look back in a few years and remember the great day when the obnoxious kid left and positive calmness and co-operation returned to the play ground.

Bye by, Divided Kingdom!

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This Event Guide (the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”) is an Event Guide with a difference. It covers mostly free events based on the thinking that free events deserve additional support and that non-free events have the money to pay for advertisement. The Guide is a _Guide_ and not just a listing and is therefore at times quite extensive. It is sent for free to anybody who is interested and if you want to be added to the mailing list or know somebody who would like to receive this guide, just send them to www.dublineventguide.com, where they can subscribe. If you have feedback – good or bad – PLEASE tell me via dublineventguide@gmail.com.
BTW: I am not paid or otherwise rewarded for compiling and distributing this Event Guide it is purely a hobby so your donations are needed: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm . Advertisement in or sponsorship of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is possible and very welcome, please contact me for more information.
Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2016 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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