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Event Guide for FREE Events in Greater Dublin

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

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

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

This week's Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) was posted on 30. August 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 376: Merrion Square Open Day, Dublin Flea Market, First Wednesday, Dublin Fashion Festival

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 376 | 29 August 2014

Subscribers: 22,265

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Hi all!

I am not sure if many of you will get this mail, because it seems that an exodus has befallen Dublin again at this Electric Picnic weekend. ;-) But the good news for us who stayed behind is that there are a good few interesting events taking place.

It was probably good that so many people went to Stradbally to Electric Picnic so that there is enough space for the 20,000 Americans that came for the Croke Park Classic American Football Game today. But don’t start looking for the 20,000 becuase as round as this figure is as invented it probably is. We know that nearly all organisations involved in tourism or events in Ireland suffer from a certain form od attendance delusion. On the other hand, in this case there is a countable crowd because tickets for Croke Park were sold and it sold out. So maybe they could be right? We will never know for certain.

This week’s Dublin Event Guide contains lots of events, but you will miss many gigs if you look through it in detail. And here is the reason: Venues update their next month schedules often only when the previous month is over. Because this time the week ends with the last day of the month, there is a high probability that the schedules will all be updated on Monday – too late for this Dublin Event Guide. SO be aware that as far as gigs in pubs are concerned (Mercantile, Sweeney’s, Mother Reilly’s, Whelan’s, etc.) more might come to light during the coming week.

A BIG Thank You to the people thatread my appeal for donations here last week and helped with their money. All the donations go directly into the Dublin Event Guide pot and I don’t make a cent from it, I just pay the bills with it and try to build a little reserve so that I can afford some improvements at some stage. So every cent counts and if you haven’t donated yet, you could do it now! ;-)

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

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

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 22,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 48,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week the Feel Good Slot is about 3 German students loaning the collection bucket from a homeless guy. Watch it here:

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It is the steady and continuous little things that can change the world. What can you do to change the world? Pouring water (with a handful of icecubes in it) over your head won’t change the world, but the EUR 2 or EUR 10 or whatever people are prepared to donate, that makes the change. And with that in mind, the water bucket is not absolutely required, but it is what made that campaign viral so it is absolutely ok.

Have you watched the video above? Don’t read on, if you haven’t watched it yet!

The reason why want you to watch it first is because there is a disclaimer about the video. The students did exactly what you see in the video in a two cities in Germany with/for a number of homeless people. But when they decided to create a film for YouTube they became concerned about the moral aspect of “using” a homeless person to create the video. For that reason they re-created the real situation but replaced the homeless person with a person who acted.

Because they first did the act of kindness in reality and then only recreated the metaphorical element of it, I think it is justified what they did, but if you knew that before watching the film, it could have diluted the message.

Thanks to Cornelia K for sending me this video!

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

Last week a great amount of wonderful people answered my plea and supported the Dublin Event Guide with a donation: Jane O’H, Fiona W, Pauline R, Stephen G, Morgan R, Genadil N, Esme E, Tim O’N, Natalie B, Eamonn U, Natalija B, Gerard P, Anabel P.M., Fiona F, Eric C. I really really really appreciate the help! Thanks! Without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

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

This week, the first event I would go to (but I won’t be able to make it) is the Croke Park Classic Tailgate Party, just to get the atmosphere. The next event on Saturday is the Merrion Square Open Day, a great opportunity to see some really interesting buildings. If you have never been in No 29, the Georgian House Museum, put it on your must-do list.

On Sunday the Dublin Flea Market is great and the weather forecast for Sunday is really good. So after the flea market, get out and do something in the open air!

On Wednesday the First Wednesday takes place again where OPW sites (e.g. Dublin Castle) don’t charge any admission fees. And on Thursday the Dublin Fashion Festival starts.

Keep an eye on the Dublin Event Guide Facebok Page at http;//www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide because I expect that a few more events will be announced during the week and I will tell you on the Facebook Page.

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Competitions

Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival

12-14 Sept (Fri: 12:00-19:00, Sat+Sun: 10:00-17:00)
Industries Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

A new event for all coffee and tea enthusiasts: The first “Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival” will take place from 12-14 September in the Industries Hall in the RDS. It will feature a Roaster’s Village, Food Village, People’s Stage, The SCAE Brew School, The National Home Barista Competition, Entertainment, The Festival Roastery.

Tickets are sold via the website and are EUR 8 (+ booking fee) before Monday 01 Sept and EUR 10 (+ booking fee) from Monday.

If you love coffee and tea, put this event on your calender!

For the Dublin Event Guide readers, the organisers have made 3 pairs of tickets available for a competition and if you want to win a pair, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with COFFEE in the subject and with your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Mon 08 Sept.

Find out more details at www.dublincoffeefestival.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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National Heritage Week

From 23-31 August the National Heritate Week takes place. It is a brilliant event with lots of individual events in historic locations. 1700 events take place throughout Ireland and approx. 400 of these are in Dublin. But unfortuantely the User Interface on the website at www.heritageweek.ie is really bad. Forget the map, instead select the part of Dublin that you want to go to in the fields below and then search through 22 (!!) pages of events (for Dublin City). It would be great if for next year the information was easier accessible.

In previous years there were books (they were thick!) available in the Tourist Office in Suffolk Street and I don’t know if they are available again, but without something like that, you are lost.

An alternative strategy would be to go to the website of the location you are considering to visit and check there directly for events.

Webinar for Event Organisers

If you are an Event Professional and are also involved in Event Marketing, this is for you:

Eventbrite is running a webinar on Thursday 04 Sept at 14:00 together with Hubspot and the webinar is entitled Inbound Marketing for Event Professionals.

The webinars are free and you can register via the links above.

Visit TV3 studios and be an audience Member at a TV3 show!

TV3 asked me to invite you to be an audience member at one of their new shows: “The Lie”. There will be a complimentary pre-show reception and an opportunity to see the studio and be involved in the making of a TV Show. If you or your family/friends are interested and would like to be part of the TV3 audience, Simply register at www.tv3.ie/takepart or e-mail audience@tv3.ie for further details.

Available dates for The Lie are from 08-25 September.

“Irish Lives in War and Revolution” – free TCD online course

“Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s history 1912-1923″ is Trinity College’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It starts on 01 Sept and is available for free to anyone with Internet access and a computer, tablet or smartphone.

The six-week innovative course, in collaboration with FutureLearn, will enable students anywhere to experience a Trinity education. The MOOC will widen access to education, with dynamic content delivered by TCD’s history lecturers. Watch a trailer and register for the course here: www.tcd.ie/OnlineEducation/free-online-course


Look for “Astronomy Ireland” under “Group Departures” on www.project-travel.ie/Norway_Northern_Lights.html to find the details or use this link below to download a PDF with the full description: www.project-travel.ie/AstronomyIreland_tour-%20Nov%2014.pdf – I had the pleasure to go on a trip to Norway to see the Northern Lights with Project Travel in February of this year and it was an amazing experience! (By the way, the booking deadline has been extended by about a week, so you can still book!)

Opportunities

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Sculpture in Context

Thurs 04 Sept – Fri 17 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

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

Admission is free and I strongly recommend Sculpture in Context!

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

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

11 July – 01 Feb 2015

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

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

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

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

www.cbl.ie

Natura natura – Saidhbhín Gibson

26 Aug – 08 Nov

The Lab Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1

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

www.thelab.ie

Landmarked – Street Art Exhibition

22 Aug – 04 Sept (13:00-18:00 daily)

The Mart, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

“Landmarked” is a street art exhibition at the MART in Rathmines with works from artists Joe Caslin, ADW, GAG, IIJIN, KIN, MARCAMIX, Eoin.

The exhibition will showcase works by 8 of Ireland’s established and up and coming street artists, with a number of pieces also coming from international contributors.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1510114255884472

Freaks and Wonders – Ciou & Malojo – Exhibition

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

White Lady Art Gallery, 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission to operning and the exhibition are both free.

www.facebook.com/events/1447751372164163

The Nocturnes – Jack Hickey Solo Show

04-25 Sept (Mon-Sat: 10:30-18:00,

Doorway Gallery, 24 Frederick Street South, Dublin 2

Cork artist Jack Hickey’s exhibition “The Nocturnes” deals with Ireland’s social nightlife.

The paintings “illustrate the beautiful, the ridiculous, and the menacing of the clouded contemporary cityscape. The work explores the shaded underclass of the nocturnal urban terrain and pursues the disenfranchised as they search their city for meaning once darkness falls.”

www.thedoorwaygallery.com

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght – CANCELLED

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Aug

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

This week’s car boot sale in Tallaght is cancelled because a football game will be played in Tallaght Stadium during the day. The Car Boot Sales will be back next week!

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

National Heritage Week

09:00, Sat 30 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

National Heritage Week is packed with events and even on these last few das (it ends on 31 August) there is still lots to do. All over Ireland more than 1700 events took place during the week

Whether it’s castles, crafts, music or stories, National Heritage Week aims to involve you in something unique and memorable. Medieval fairs, night-time bat walks, wildlife walks and traditional music sessions, storytelling, historical re-enactments, and workshops for children; Heritage Week is a feast of events offering something for everyone and many of the events are especially for the family. Learn about Ireland’s multi-cultural past, its great ruins, unique stories, hidden histories and so much more.

Unfortunately, the event search facility on the website is an absolute pain. The map on the What’s On site is nice, but delivery back a long list of non-descriptive headlines in tiny font. Instead select your region of Dublin in the search fields below. You still have to search through tooo many pages, but at least the output list contains a bit more information.

I suggest you go to the venue directly and check the events there directly:

National Museum (lots of free events): www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx
National Gallery (lots of free events): www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson
An Post Museum (free admission): www.anpost.ie/heritage
National Print Museum (free tours): www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/
St. Audeon’s Church: www.facebook.com/staudoenschurchandvisitorcentre

etc.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Croke Park Classic: Tailgate Party

09:30 – 12:30, Sat 30 Aug

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Croke Park Classic Fanzone is in Temple Bar and after the Pep Rallies on Friday afternoon, on Saturday the Tailgate Party will take place there between 09:30 and 12:30. Expect an American Football Spectacle in the middle of Dublin.

From 11:30-12:30 complimentary stadium shuttle buses will bring the ticket holders from the Central Bank Plaza on Dame Street to Croke Park. The American Football game between University of Central Florida and Penn State University will kick off at 13:30 and can only be seen on ESPN. After the game, from 16:30, complimentary shuttle buses will bring the fans back from Mountjoy Square to the Fanzone in Temple Bar.

All Croke Park Classic events are listed in the official Grid Iron Guide: www.dublineventguide/media/GridIronGuide.pdf

www.crokepark.ie/crokeparkclassic/About/Croke-Park-Classic

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 Aug

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 30 Aug

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

Merrion Square Open Day

09:30 – 18:00, Sat 30 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Heritage Week around Merrion Square culminates in the Merrion Square Open Day, a full Saturday of Open Houses and guided tours in and around Merrion Square.

Some of the highlights of the open day programme:

- Free entry all day to the Georgian House Museum at No 29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street.
- Guided tours of the Irish Architectural Archive at 45 Merrion Square.
- Free entry to the National University of Ireland at 49 Merrion Square.
Opening only one day a year, you can see the stunning murals recently discovered during a restoration project.
- Explore the only house on Merrion Square with a fully intact Georgian garden at number 63.
With free tours of the house and garden.
- Visit the house Daniel O’Connell lived in for most of his political life, at number 58, now the University of Notre Dame in Ireland. This Georgian house isn’t usually open to the public so take the opportunity and take part in a free tour.
- And if you are at Merrion Square with children, go to the brand new Giant’s Garden playground or have a look at the outdoor exhibitions “Vestibule”.

The full list of events (and there are lots more) is here: www.merrionsquare.ie/index.php/merrion-square-open-day-2/

All events are free, but some required pre-booking and are now sold out.

merrionsquare.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Aug

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 30 Aug

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 30 Aug

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 30 Aug

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Aug

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Aug

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

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Aug

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

The Great Pink Run

10:00, Sat 30 Aug

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Great Pink Run, a 10km and 5km run in Phoenix Park, is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research in Ireland. The run is not free and registration is closed now anyway and there is also no entertainment before during or after the event, but you could still cheer on the many participants and that element is free.

Be aware that a number of streets and gates in Phoenix Park are closed for the run. Details can be found here.

www.greatpinkrun.ie/

Wandering Methods Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Innovative craft frontiers, beautiful objects, textiles and more will be on display at the Wandering Methods exhibition in Dublin Castle. Wandering Methods is an art and craft initiative developed in partnership by Bealtaine and Craftspace (Birmingham) in association with the Office of Public Works and participants have been working in Dublin Castle over the past few months with artists Liz Nilsson and Jenny Walsh in order to learn about the realms of textile printing and digital craft fabrication.

Their work is on display in Dublin Castle State Apartments until 31 August and I am assured that admission is free and does not require you to buy a ticket for a visit to the castle. (Open: Mon-Sat 10:00-16:45, Sun 12:00-14:45)

www.visitdublin.com/event/wandering_methods

All Creatures Great & Small in Ireland – Tour

10:15, Sat 30 Aug

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

The Heritage Week tour “All Creatures Great & Small in Ireland” with Geraldine Breen is taking place at 10:15 and 11:30

Learn about the fish, birds, mammals and insects that share our island with us. Admission is free and no booking required. Places limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4433

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Aug

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Aug

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Thomas Street – Historic Walking Tour

11:00, Sat 30 Aug

Thomas Street, Dublin 8

“Rebellion, Retail and Rivulet” is the theme. Join local historian Mark Jenkins for a short walking tour of historic Thomas Street exploring its mercantile and trading past. The tour starts at Cornmarket (facing MCRB Paints). Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=837554966256929

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Aug

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

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/AditiYogaDublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 30 Aug

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

American-themed Family Fun Day

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Aug

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

A Family Fun Day in (lose) connection with the American Football Game in Croke Park will take place on Wolfe Tone Square. Since the event starts when the Football Fans are on their way to Croke Park and finishes when the game is over, the event is clearly not targetted at the American visitors in Dublin, but it is heavily US-themed.

The Dublin Allstars Marching Band and Cheer Leader Swords will perform. There will be interactive games with the Dublin Rebels American Football Team and giant games including Connect 4, Jenga and Twister.

American football challenges, prizes and food will complete the programme.

Admission is free.

www.dublintown.ie/whats-on-events/american-football-family-fun-day/

Barry Jazz Finegan – Portrait Art

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 30 Aug

The Ink Factory, 15 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Barry Jazz Finnegan will be creating one of his impressive large scale charcoal portraits at The Ink Factory this Saturday. Have a look at the work of this talented portrait artist, it’s worth it!

www.facebook.com/events/1466945296904740

Bray Beach Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Aug

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

The Bray Beach Flea Market returns to the Harbour Bar this Saturday for a Summer meets Autumn fair.

Stalls will feature everything from crafts and photography prints to fashion and party accessories. Pick up a bargain, enjoy a relaxing pint or eat some tasty soul food from The Big Dogs Galley, with live music to accompany your perfect afternoon. Entry is free, all ages welcome.

www.facebook.com/braybeachfleamarket

Eileen Gray and Urbanism – Talk

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 30 Aug

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

The Heritage Week Talk “Eileen Gray and Urbanism” with Dr Jennifer Goff (curator of the Eileen Gray exhibition at the National Museum).

HAve a look at Eileen Gray’s response to urban architecture through a series of hypothetical projects and writings which challenged the ideas of some of her contemporaries such as Le Corbusier. Eileen Gray produced a significant portfolio of plans, drawings and notes on urban projects which were never realised and have been largely forgotten. This lecture will highlight these projects and Gray’s ideas at that time. Admission free but booking on 01-6777444 is required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4434

Goethe Institut – Open Day

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Aug

Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

On Saturday (30 August) many buildings around Merrion Square open their doors for the annual Merrion Square Open Day. The Goethe Institut is one of them and due to the imminent redevelopment of the building and site, this is the last chance to see it in its current state.

The redevelopment of the Goethe-Institut’s Irish HQ at 37 Merrion Square will see the 1790 Georgian townhouse refurbished to its period glory and add a new garden and contemporary mews building for its language department on the site. Designed by German-Irish architects Henchion Reuter, redevelopment will the take from September 2014 until autumn 2016. The Goethe-Institut will temporarily relocate all services to 62 Fitzwilliam Square.

Before the building work beginns, Architect Martin Henchion will give tours through the building at 13:00 and 15:00 and talk about the design. An exhibition about the building project will be on show in the Goethe-Institut’s Return Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en13227910v.htm

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Aug

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Summer in Dublin – Northside

12:00, Sat 30 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

Summer in Dublin events will take place every Saturday from 09 August to 06 September on North Earl Street and Henry Street.

There will be fun family activities like Giant Connect4, Giant Jenga, Giant Chess, Face Painting, Balloon Modeller, Music, Gyroscope, Funky Cam Car and Puppet Shows.

Participation is free.

www.dublintown.ie/whats-on-events/summer-dublin-events/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 30 Aug

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/

Intercultural Tour in Mandarin – Chester Beatty Library

13:00, Sat 30 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour (with family-friendly activities) in Mandarin with Community Ambassador Tiedong Yang will take place. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

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13:00, Sat 30 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

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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!

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Chester Beatty’s Biblical Papyri

13:10, Sat 30 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Chester Beatty’s Biblical Papyri” with Kurt Kullmann will take place in the Chester Beatty Library. Admission is free, but the tour is limited to 15 places, so come early.

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

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Aug

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 30 Aug

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts” by Emily Gravett will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below).

Admission is free.

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

Dublin Mountains Nature Walk at Ticknock

14:30 – 17:00, Sat 30 Aug

Ticknock Road, Co. Dublin

A Nature Walk in the Dublin Mountains will leave at the UPPERcar park off Ticknock Road at 14:30. You will walk to the Two Rock and Three Rock Mountains which have great views over Dublin Bay and Wicklow. On the way, you will look at upland habitats and learn about the plants and animals that live here. Bring a magnifying glass or hand lens if you have one.
Leader is Katharine Duff. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.dlrevents.ie/bio214.html

St Stephen’s Church / Pepper Canister Church – Concert

15:30, Sat 30 Aug

St Stephen’s Church (The Pepper Canister), 2 Mount St Crescent, Dublin 2

A classical concert is part of the Heritage Week events on Merrion Square.

Music for Piano and Violin will be performed by Sorcha Russell, Violin and Po-Yee Wong, Piano.

Admission is free and it seems no booking is required. More information on the website below

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/st-stephens-church-concert/

Croke Park Classic: Post Game Party

17:00, Sat 30 Aug

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Croke Park Classic Fanzone is in Temple Bar and after the game buses will bring the fans back to Temple Bar. Up to 20,000 Americans in tiny Temple Bar will guarantee a VERY busy night there.

All Croke Park Classic events are listed in the official Grid Iron Guide: www.dublineventguide/media/GridIronGuide.pdf

www.crokepark.ie/crokeparkclassic/About/Croke-Park-Classic

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 30 Aug

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

Over The Bog Road – CD Launch

20:00, Sat 30 Aug

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

John Regan from Sligo and man Patsy Malone from Limerick launch their new 16 track CD “over the Bog Road”. They are playing box accordion and flute. They will be joined by Mary Corcoran on piano and Noreen O’Donoghue on harp.

www.smithfieldsquare.ie/event/bog-road-cd-launch/?instance_id=1510

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 30 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 30 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 30 Aug

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Santoria – Gig

23:00, Sat 30 Aug

Arlington Hotel, 23 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1

The Soul Band Santoria will play in the Arlington Hotel near O’Connell Bridge and admission is free.

www.santoria.ie/gigs

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National Heritage Week

09:00, Sun 31 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

National Heritage Week is packed with events and even on these last few das (it ends on 31 August) there is still lots to do. All over Ireland more than 1700 events took place during the week

Whether it’s castles, crafts, music or stories, National Heritage Week aims to involve you in something unique and memorable. Medieval fairs, night-time bat walks, wildlife walks and traditional music sessions, storytelling, historical re-enactments, and workshops for children; Heritage Week is a feast of events offering something for everyone and many of the events are especially for the family. Learn about Ireland’s multi-cultural past, its great ruins, unique stories, hidden histories and so much more.

Unfortunately, the event search facility on the website is an absolute pain. The map on the What’s On site is nice, but delivery back a long list of non-descriptive headlines in tiny font. Instead select your region of Dublin in the search fields below. You still have to search through tooo many pages, but at least the output list contains a bit more information.

I suggest you go to the venue directly and check the events there directly:

National Museum (lots of free events): www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx
National Gallery (lots of free events): www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson
An Post Museum (free admission): www.anpost.ie/heritage
National Print Museum (free tours): www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/
St. Audeon’s Church: www.facebook.com/staudoenschurchandvisitorcentre

etc.

www.heritageweek.ie/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 31 Aug

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 31 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 31 Aug

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

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

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

Wandering Methods Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Innovative craft frontiers, beautiful objects, textiles and more will be on display at the Wandering Methods exhibition in Dublin Castle. Wandering Methods is an art and craft initiative developed in partnership by Bealtaine and Craftspace (Birmingham) in association with the Office of Public Works and participants have been working in Dublin Castle over the past few months with artists Liz Nilsson and Jenny Walsh in order to learn about the realms of textile printing and digital craft fabrication.

Their work is on display in Dublin Castle State Apartments until 31 August and I am assured that admission is free and does not require you to buy a ticket for a visit to the castle. (Open: Mon-Sat 10:00-16:45, Sun 12:00-14:45)

www.visitdublin.com/event/wandering_methods

Riverdance Mass Ceili – Learn Irish Dancing

10:30 – 12:00, Sun 31 Aug

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

As part of the Croke Park Classic and perfectly targetted at the up to 20,000 American visitors is this Riverdance event:

Musicians and dancers from the original Riverdance show currently performing in the Gaiety Theatre will instruct, explain, demonstrate and partner with participants during a big Irish dance session (Ceili).

American Football supporters and locals are invited to this free event, but numbers are limited, so arrive early!

All Croke Park Classic events are listed in the official Grid Iron Guide: www.dublineventguide/media/GridIronGuide.pdf

chq.ie/riverdance-ceili/

Coolmine Equestrian Academy – Family Fun Day

11:00, Sun 31 Aug

Coolmine Equestrian Centre, Coolmine House, Saggart, Co. Dublin

CEAD-Ireland are hosting a Family Fun Day in association with the DSPCA to raise awareness and funds to fight animal cruelty.

The Coolmine Equestrian Centre invite to a series events in August and September to re-launch their equestrian and sporting facilities in Saggart. The events take place on 17+24+31 Aug + 07 Sept. Admission is free, but a parking fee of EUR 2 is charged.

This Sunday a family fun day will take place. The day is Pet Friendly with Dog Show Jumping Competitions, Miniature Horses, Pony Rides with Rosettes, Bouncy Castle, GIANT Games, Vendors, Live Music, and with competitions for Most Exotic Pet, Cutest Puppy, and Best Trick.

This Weeks CEAD Fest is a Dressage and Show Jumping Event. Dressage starts at 09:30 with fun classes including Freestyle to Music and Team Drill to Music. Show Jumping starts at 13:30.

If you read this in the Dublin Event Guide smart phone app, you should see a map below to find the place. If you read it in your e-mail or on the website, go to m.dublineventguide.com to see the map of the location. Saggart is in south western direction beyond Tallaght.


www.facebook.com/events/286420818230460/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Aug

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

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

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Co-op Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 31 Aug

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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/

Bloomin’ Summer – Guided Walk – Botanic Gardens

12:00, Sun 31 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens ran daily guided walks themed “Bloomin’ Summer” throughout August and this Sunday is the last walk.

“Walking through the Gardens in summertime when it is in full bloom is an unforgettable experience. Join us for a guided tour viewing the Herbaceous Borders, Annual Bedding displays, the Rose Garden, and much more.”

The walks are free at 12:00 and at 14:30 on Sundays.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Aug

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

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

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 31 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Public Tour: Charlemont House

12:00, Sun 31 Aug

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Allegedly a public tour of Charlemont House, which is the building the Hugh Lane Gallery is in, will take place on Sunday, but the gallery’s website doesn’t tell us when this tour will take place. Most likely the start time will be somewhere between 12:00 and 15:00.

Ring 01-2225550 to find out. Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1186-public-tour-of-charlemont-house

Strange Weather – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 31 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/strangeweather

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 31 Aug

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!

At home with the Vikings

14:00, Sun 31 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“At home with the Vikings” with Matthew Jebb is a an opportunity to discover how the Vikings lived and gardened a thousand years ago. Discover the plants they used to build their homes and to clothe and feed themselves.
The times are 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 at the Viking House in the Botanic Gardens.

Tours last 30 minutes with a max of 20 participants per tour. Admission is free, but booking essential (01-8040300)

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 31 Aug

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/

Music in the Bandstand – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The St James Brass & Reed Band will play “Music in the Bandstand” at Farmleigh House.

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Aug

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 31 Aug

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 31 Aug

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Camembert Quartet – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 31 Aug

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

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

housedublin.ie/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 31 Aug

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 31 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays – Probably on a break!

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 31 Aug

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

Like Sunday Roast, I wouldn’t be surprised if Saucy Sundays also was on a break. Unfortuantely the Facebook Page doesn’t give any indication.

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 31 Aug

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TrinityLatino

Sunday Roast – On a break!

20:00, Sun 31 Aug

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sunday Roast is not taking place this week as they are all at the Electric Picnic, but all will be back next Sunday.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 31 Aug

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 31 Aug

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

20:30, Sun 31 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-29/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 31 Aug

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

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

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 31 Aug

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

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

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 31 Aug

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 31 Aug

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/

Jazz at Fire Cocktail Bar

21:30 – 00:30, Sun 31 Aug

Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Robert Deering is a pianist and singer and he will entertain you in the Cocktail Bar of the Fire Restaurant in Mansion House. Admission is free.

www.mansionhouse.ie/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 31 Aug

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 01 Sep

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 01 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 01 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 01 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 01 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 01 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Sep

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

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

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 01 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 01 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Sep

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

The Pyro Blues Executive – Gig

21:00, Mon 01 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Tuesday 02 Sep

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Early Morning Yoga

07:30, Tue 02 Sep

Berlin Cafe, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/events/580236135424743

Photovision Equipment & Technology Show

10:00 – 17:00, Tue 02 Sep

Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

The PhotoVision Equipment and Technology Show for Photographers takes place on Tuesday in the Hogan Suite of Croke Park. Entry and all seminars are free. The seminars run from 10:00-17:00 and the Trade Show from 11:00-17:00.

All details including the seminar list, the exhibitors list and to register your attendance go to the website below.

www.forwardevents.co.uk/roadshows/dublin/exhibitors-list.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 02 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Vic Stathopoulos – Gig

19:00 – 20:30, Tue 02 Sep

Darkey Kelly’s, Fishamble Street, Dublin 2

Singer/Songwriter Vic Stathopoulos will play guitar and sing in Darkey Kelly’s. Admission is free.

www.planetvic.com/2nd-gig-darkey-kellys.html

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 02 Sep

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 02 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 02 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 02 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

The Improrphans – Improv Comedy

20:30 – 22:30, Tue 02 Sep

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

A free improv comedy night with the Improrphans takes place. Admission is free, but donations are very welcome.

www.facebook.com/theimpsatwork

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 02 Sep

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

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 02 Sep

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 02 Sep

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

Wednesday 03 Sep

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Strange Weather Hackathon

08:00 – 20:00, Wed 03 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The STRANGE WEATHER Hackathon brings together designers, developers, climate scientists, artists, academics and members of the public to build working prototypes of new apps, websites and tools to tackle real challenges associated with climate change and extreme weather. Facilitated by experts from the Met Office, Met Eireann and the Environmental Protection Agency, teams will respond to challenges set by organisations like Dóchas, Concern and UNICEF Ireland who regularly deal with the uncertainty and impact of weather extremes across the globe.

Over two days participants will code, hack, 3D print, solder, circuit-bend and brainstorm their way to create unique and innovative solutions to real-world challenges and present them to a panel of experts. The winning team will then travel to London and take part in the Digital Design weekend Hackathon at the V&A Museum as part of London Design Week, on 20+21 September.

The Hackathon runs from 08:00-20:00 on 03+04 September. Open data, materials and helpful advice will all be available, but feel free to bring along your own laptops and hacking gear.

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

This is a public event, so even if you aren’t participating, come along and watch as solutions emerge from chaos.

The Strange Weather Hackathon is hosted by the UK Met Office, Met Éireann, the EPA, Dóchas, Enterprise Ireland and Tapastreet.

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

First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 03 Sep

Various OPW locations in Dublin

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

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

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

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

Phoenix Park Wednesday Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 03 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

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

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

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 03 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 03 Sep

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

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

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 03 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 03 Sep

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

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

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 03 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 03 Sep

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 03 Sep

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 03 Sep

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 03 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Try Caving – Pre-expedition Meeting

21:00, Wed 03 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Would you like to try Caving (i.e. exploring Caves!!)? The Dublin Caving Groupis organising a free TRY-Caving Day on Sunday 14 Sept and a compulsory pre-expedition meeting is taking place on Wed 03 Sept or Wed 10 Sept.

Anyone from 18-90 is welcome and beginners are especially welcome. Also Ex-cavers who want to get back into it. The cave will be in Co. Clare or Fermanagh and the plan is to drive there and back in the same day. Lifts are provided and departure is at 08:00 with a return at 20:00-21:00.

During the day you will visit one of many caces that is suitable for beginners and experienced and qualified guides will explain everything to you.

You need to bring: a pair of rubber-wellies, some thick socks, some warm, old clothes (tracksuit), a towel, a change of clothes & some gardening gloves. All safety gear will be provided, incl helmets, lamps, first-aid, etc. Also bring a packed lunch.

Contact dublincavinggroup@gmail.com or shane.diffily@gmail.com with your questions and to sign up.

www.facebook.com/events/568507676610140/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 03 Sep

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

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

Thursday 04 Sep

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Early Morning Yoga

07:30, Thu 04 Sep

Berlin Cafe, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/events/580236135424743

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 04 Sep

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Dublin Fashion Festival

10:00, Thu 04 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fashion Festival takes place from 04-07 September and over 250 retailers, restaurants, bars and hotels are taking part in the event.

There will be lots of Fashion Shows, Styling events, workshops and you can find the full schedule here: www.dff.ie/festival/schedule/ Unfortunately it is not an easily schedule, so you have to do a bit of work to identify what events are for you and what not.

www.dff.ie

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 04 Sep

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 04 Sep

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 04 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Fables, Folklore and Finn MacCool – Storytelling

13:00, Thu 04 Sep

Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Join storyteller Neil Horgan as he brings to life some of the fascinating Irish fables and folklore. This event is not specifically for children, but is totally suitable for adults. With a natural energetic style, Neil’s goal is to bring the art and craft of storytelling to as many people as possible. Admission is free.

www.visitdublin.com/event/fables_folklore_and_finn_maccool

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

13:10, Thu 04 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Chester Beatty’s A-Z: from Amulet to Zodiac” with Fionnuala Croke (Director, Chester Beatty Library) will take place. Admission is free and booking is not required.

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

The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview – Preview

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Sep

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview is a new film work by British artist Nathaniel Mellors. The action focuses on an interview between Truson, a character from Mellor’s earlier work Ourhouse and an apparently genuine Neanderthal man.

The site for the interview is the exterior of a large cave called “E-Den”. (in fact the location of the original 1960s Batcave in Griffiths Park, Los Angeles). This metaphorical place is meant to represent the shift from the hunter-gatherer mode of human existence to the more knowledge-based Neolithic way of life, in which people began to rely on farming and ownership of land. This period of change in human history can be seen as the starting point of the modern economy of ownership, and the subsequent slide into ecological unsustainability.

The film will be screened after this Preview from 05 September until 01 November.

More information can be found on the website below.

www.templebargallery.com/gallery/exhibition/the-sophisticated-neanderthal-interview

“The House Where it Happened” – Book Launch

18:00, Thu 04 Sep

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

The Book Launch of “The House Where it Happened” by Martina Devlin will take place. The book will be launched by Anne Cassin (RTE).

It seems admission is free, but the organisers omitted the starting time on the website below, so you better check by ringing 01-8721302.

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

Illusion – Gallery Opening Night

18:00, Thu 04 Sep

Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Illusion” by Andrzej Mazur opens on Thursday in the Culturebox and will then run until 17 September.

Andrzej shows a group of an extraordinary black-and-white collages made from cut-up prints. Working with fine 19th century engravings from books and journals as his source material, he cuts imagery with mind-boggling precision and complexity.

andrzej-mazur.com/link/Illusion

IMMA Conversation: Vaari Claffey + Sarah Pierce

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 04 Sep

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

“Conversation: Vaari Claffey + Sarah Pierce” is a talk at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Vaari Claffey (Founding Curator, Gracelands) and Sarah Pierce (artist) discuss the various iterations of Gracelands since its conception in 2008.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236878.htm

“Censored” – Print Museum Talks

18:30, Thu 04 Sep

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

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

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

The first lecture is “Preserving the minds of the lower orders: censorship and freedom in early modern Ireland” with Prof Ray Gillespie (NUIM).

Admission is free to all lectures in this series.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 04 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 04 Sep

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 04 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 04 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 04 Sep

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 04 Sep

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

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2Fik Does Strongbow (and Aoife)

09:00 – 23:00, Fri 05 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Merging gender, race play and high fashion, the photographer and performance artist 2Fik will perform more than 80 characters from the famous Daniel Maclise painting “The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife” to create a contemporary version.

Questioning Irishness, religion, gender and history this reinterpretation will feature characters from his repertoire and the local Irish context. Posing as men, women and teenagers, his appearance evolves over the eight hour performance. The final result will be unveiled on 12 September.

Admission is free and booking is not required,

fringefest.com/programme/2fik-does-strongbow-and-aoife

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 05 Sep

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Dog Training Event

10:00 – 13:00, Fri 05 Sep

National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

A free dog training event in association with the DSPCA will take place at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge on Friday. All dog owners and their dogs are welcome. Activities on the day will include dog training, free microchipping and there will be vets on site.

For further information ring 01-4757816. (Organised by the Office of Public Works.)

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,31951,en.html

Dublin Fashion Festival

10:00, Fri 05 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fashion Festival takes place from 04-07 September and over 250 retailers, restaurants, bars and hotels are taking part in the event.

There will be lots of Fashion Shows, Styling events, workshops and you can find the full schedule here: www.dff.ie/festival/schedule/ Unfortunately it is not an easily schedule, so you have to do a bit of work to identify what events are for you and what not.

www.dff.ie

Jobs Expo & Which Course Expo

11:00 – 16:00, Fri 05 Sep

Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

Jops Expo is a job fair with about 50 exhibitors.

Which Course Expo is an Adult Education Course Fair, where you can find out about all the courses that are available for adults who want to improve their education/skills.

For the first time these two career advancement events run side by side at this 2-day event (Fri + Sun). Admission is free to both. The venue is the Hogan Suite in Croke Park.

whichcourse.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 05 Sep

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 05 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Johnny Stewart – In-Store Gig

13:00, Fri 05 Sep

HMV Grafton Street, 65 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Johnny Stewart will play in HMV in Grafton Street at an In-store gig. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/HMVIreland/events

Classical Summer Music at Sandford

13:10, Fri 05 Sep

Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

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

The next concert is Elizabeth Hilliard (soprano) and David Bremner (piano).

Admission is free.

www.sandford.dublin.anglican.org/

Chester Beatty – Arabic Tour

15:00, Fri 05 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Arabic language with Community Ambassador Karma El Shawa takes place. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Neither – Book Launch

18:00 – 20:00, Fri 05 Sep

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Kate Nolan is an Irish photographer specialising in extended photographic stories that examine the human condition.

She will be in conversation with Jose Luis Neves. Her photo book “Neither” will be launched.

Admission is free.

www.culturefox.ie/event/neither–book-launch/30766.aspx

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 05 Sep

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers

20:00, Fri 05 Sep

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

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

The 11 day moon is on view!

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after approx. 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to check if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 05 Sep

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

www.facebook.com/dubgoeselectric

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 05 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 05 Sep

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

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

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

Events Coming Up

Your Business & Yelp : Panel With Dublin Experts

Tues 09 Sept – 17:30-19:00

Ely Bar & Brasserie, George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Join the Yelp Business Owner Panel on 09 Sept and learn how to build out your free Yelp listing and attract new customers. There will be a complimentary drink and snacks, plus hear insights from other local business owner experts at this interactive session which will feature:

+ Top tips on attracting new local and international customers to your business via Yelp
+ Suggestions on how to make your free listing stand out and how to respond to any reviews that you already have or may receive in the future
+ An insightful panel discussion with two local Dublin business owners and two Yelp review writers
+Information about the ins and outs of Yelp reviews, the Yelp community, and ideas on how to use Yelp’s suite of free tools for business owners

Audience Q&A and networking to connect you with like-minded business owners

Admission is free, but tickets are limited. Find out more and register at:

www.eventbrite.com/e/your-business-yelp-panel-with-dublin-experts-tickets-12427351543?ref=devg

Autumn Sounds at Farmleigh House

Fri 05 Sept + Fri 19 Sept: 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park

“Autumn Sounds” are two concerts in Farmleigh House. The first on is on Friday 05 Sept and the second is on Fri 19 Sept.

Duo Chagall (Gillian Williams, violin, and Arun Rao, cello) will entertain you on two evenings.

Both concerts are free but ticketed. Tickets will be given out via a lottery and you can only apply for max. two tickets and you will only be notified if you won the tickets. The ticket application for the first concert is closed now, so therefore only the second concert is listed below:

Fri 19 Sept: “Romantic Russian Music”
The second concert is the best music written for solo strings from romantic heavyweights Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. The programme also includes the ‘Trio Pathetique’ written originally for clarinet, bassoon and piano by Russian musical pioneer Mihail Glinka; the ‘Potpourri for Strings’ duet by late romantic Reinholt Glier; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s favourite ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’. The pianist at this concert is Edward Holly.

To enter the competition for 19 Sept, send a mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject “Autumn Sounds 19th September 2014″. The application deadline is on Tues 09 Sept at 17:00.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31705,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+17+23+31 Aug

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. In August there will be 4 walks. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Fringe Festival: 05-20 Sept

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Irish Postcodes – Already a shambles before they are introduced!

Is it only the Irish Government or do even lots of “respected” company just have a particular talent to mess things up!? This time it is the postocde system that will be introduced in Spring of 2015. It seems that Ireland is the only country in Europe that doesn’t use postcodes yet and while things seem to work here without postcodes, it COULD possibly be more efficient with postcodes.

The great thing when you introduce a new system that others are already using, is that you could avoid their mistakes and just go for the best possible solution. But the Irish way is a little different. A tender was issued some while ago and a number of companies replied (we hope). In the end the tender was awarded to Capita Business Support Services Ireland last year. But they couldn’t do the job on their own (I would love to know what it entails apart from coming up with a suitable numbering system.) instead, they need support from BearingPoint, Autoaddress and Strand Communications.

So now we have four companies that should put their heads together and copy the good things from other countries anywhere else in the world and ensure that none of the bad things are introduced in the Irish Postcode system.

But what do they do? They must have had an absolute “Lightning moment” when they came up with the most brilliant idea: “Ahh, lads, you know what: Let’s not invest much work and let’s not change what we have now, We will just use the current Dublin postcodes and add something to it.” An ingenious (NOT!!!!) idea and well worth the money these companies probably are getting!

The current postcodes don’t make much sense. Dublin 1 and Dublin 2 are much too big. Dublin 8 is not only in the Liberties, but to make sure that the President can live in an area that doesn’t have an uneven number (uneven = Northside), they current Dublin 8 code is also used for Phoenix Park.

So a radical overhaul would have made sense. …it was the perfect opportunity.

But they didn’t do that! Instead they are keeping the current postcode in a 3digit form and are bolting another 4 digits on to it. So the GPO could be something like “D01 K4AT”. But it gets worse Penney’s next to the GPO could have the number “D01 A4PL”. In other words, the 4-digit code doesn’t use logic but is completely random. There should be some logic in it, so that maybe the next door building gets the code D01 K3AT or D01 K4AS to express the physical closeness.

What amazing level of incompetence!

www.siliconrepublic.com/comms/item/38075-ireland-s-eircode-postcod

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