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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

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

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

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

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 25 March 2017:


Dublin Event Guide 510: Dublin Flea Market, Comedy Crunch, Space Weather Talk

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 510 | 24 March 2017

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

As mentioned last week, I am away again this weekend and just about got this Dublin Event Guide out to you. It was touch and go and I am working on it already for three loooong nights. I would say that it is about 95% there not the 80% that I expected last week to be the best I can do, but I spent more (too much) time on it. Now it is time to enjoy my holidays.

The Big 500 Share is still running and not one person donated again last week. We are still far far away from the target, but we got nearly EUR 400 for the two charities. That is a respectable amount! The Dublin Event Guide (and the charities still needs a LOT of support if you can help! Please check it out in the Dublin News and don’t forget that you will get a free “Secret Dublin” Guide Book if you help!!! ;-)

And here is my weekly appeal: The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared (or able) to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for web hosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 69,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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More than 24,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 69,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

Without putting your hand in your pocket at all you can help the Dublin Event Guide! Just use the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the banner ads in other sections as often as possible 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 publication (for example for Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), then you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime.
This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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We are more than 65,000 people on the Dublin Event Guide – Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and are growing every week. Join in and click LIKE on the Facebook page and tell your friends! You will get last minute updates and event reminders through the Facebook Page and you can share your free events directly there with the other people in the Dublin Event Guide Community.

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Feel good slot

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

This week the Feel Good Slot brings you another quote. It is from an unknown source and says:

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

have you been in that situation? You want to lose weight, but the piece of chocolate cake in front of you is sooo tempting? What did you choose? If you made any decision between the two options, you know what discipline is. ;-) …and you know if you have it or not. :-P

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

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

The Big 500 Share campaign continues and all donors until now are
Kevin R, Liz D, Amanda O, Carmel M, Sinead W, Julia B, Rebecca T, Margaret M, Kay G, Darragh D, Carmel C, Derek S, Clodagh O’C, Bernadette B, Ellen B, Cristina B, Breda K, Mary K, Siobhan M, Jan K, Sean O’C, Bernice McM, Raymond M, Henrieta P, Albert McC, Marion K, Barry McD, Oisin B, Rita B, Fiona R, Rachael McC, Tara R, John F, Yvonne K, Katie Delaney, Celina V, Ali McD (Fitality), Catherine G, Catherine F, Dean R, Colum F, Fiona D, Aoife H, Nicola W, Mary C, Valerie W, Pauline R, Sophie P-L, Sinead NiC, Gerard K, Milena V, Richard P, James E, Valerie A, Susan B, Sharon K, Michelle McN, Anita W, Ciara T, Noel R, Bill G, Lisa C, Catherine O’S, Tim O’N, Michael McS, Adrienne L, Niamh O’C, Retrogaming.ie, Danijel S, Noelle H, Barry O’H, Marcus H, Brendan M, Eric F, Caoimhe Ni M, Daniel Le G, Gordon S, Deirdre C, Mark G

Thanks a LOT for all your help and please keep helping. Find out more in the Dublin News.

I really appreciate your help and donations will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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

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

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

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week my picks are happening outside of Ireland: I am on holidays and will let you select your preferred events without my help! :-)

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Competitions

Ireland’s Got Curves – Ticket Competition

Sun 09 April – 11:00-16:00
ALSAA Dublin, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin (next to RED Car Park)

On 09 April everything Plus Size will come together for the “Ireland’s Got Curves” event near the airport. There will be Fashion Shows, Workshops, Demos, Guest Speakers, Pop-up Shops, Awards, Entertainment for women of all sizes and shapes from Size 12 and above.

Tickets will be EUR 10 but the Early Bird Ticket Sale has started and if you buy already now you only pay EUR 5 via the Eventbrite site here.

To spread the word, the organisers have made some tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and they have asked me to give a pair of tickets away every week from now until the event. So this will be an ongoing competition for a little while with a deadline every Thursday at 13:00 until I run out of tickets. ;-)
To enter the competition send a mail with subject IRLELANDCURVES to dublineventguide@gmail.com and out your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. You can re-enter the competition every week if you haven’t won in the previous week.

www.facebook.com/irelandsgotcurves

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing gear. ;-)

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Help the Dublin Event Guide! It won’t cost you a cent!

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!!

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

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And when you buy from Living Social or Groupon use these links:

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Or when you buy from eBay or you want to buy holidays or clothes or anything else, check first

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

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

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

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Find all details on where to get and how to install the app at www.dublineventguide.com/mobile.html

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The Big 500 Share!!

With the 500th edition of the Dublin Event Guide nine weeks ago, we launched “The Big 500 Share”. It is a fundraising campaign for the Dublin Event Guide (70%) and for two charities (30%) and everyone who donates will also get a gift (My new “Secret Dublin” Guide Book which will be completed very soon and will contain information about TEN near-secret destinations in Dublin.)

You can now donate via www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide but keep reading for more details if you have time.

The amount needed for the Dublin Event Guide in 2014 is EUR 3400 (EUR 2400 to send the weekly e-mail magazine and at least EUR 1000 to fix parts of the smartphone app and to improve the website.) So the closer we come to this, the better, but until today, we managed to raise EUR 1200. 400 Euro of that will go to the charities and the rest will just cover the Dublin Event Guide cost for 4 months. So your help is STILL needed!!! Not a single cent was donated last week, so we are not making any progress. :-(

You can donate now via this link: www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide and if PayPal doesn’t work for you send me a mail (dublineventguide@gmail.com with subject “The Big 500 Share”) and I will suggest alternatives. Thanks for your support!!!!

The two charities that you have chosen in a public vote are the Alzheimer’s Association and the Homeless charity “Peter McVerry Trust”.

Summer Time

In case you are only reading the Dublin News and not checking the different events, don’t forget that on Saturday night Wintertime ended and Summertime started. The clock moved one hour forward in case you are wondering. ;-)

By buying through the ads in this Dublin Event Guide, you help the Dublin Event Guide! Every click counts! Thanks!

Opportunities

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

== EVENTBRITE HELPS EVENT ORGANISERS ==

ONLINE TICKETING SYSTEMS: WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER
Eventbrite gives you some good advise on what to consider when you decide for an Online Ticketing System.
Read the full article here.

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

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016 – Exhibition

26 November – 26 March

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Nearly 400 artists took part in the Hennessy Portrait Prize and the 14 finalists will be shown in the National Gallery. Portraits can be paintings or photographs and you will see one among the 14 that will absolutely amaze you (Catherine Creaney’s Oil on Canvas) and one that will shock you (You will find that yourself!).

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/Exhibitions/Upcoming/Hennessy.aspx
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10157482544205048.1073741860.315939715047

Jill & Gill Exhibition

29 March – 02 April

Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The collaborative studio Jill & Gill, made up of illustrator Jill Deering and printmaker Gillian Henderson, celebrate their first birthday in business together with the launch of their first solo show dedicated to fashion icon Iris Apfel. The first exhibition for the duo, will see them design and create 25 unique screen printed artworks.

The prints, a portrait of Iris Apfel, will embody her colourful style and sophistication, with a playfully sense of humour to match. Each limited edition print will be printed on 300gsm cotton paper, with each layer of the image screen-printed in a multitude of finishes and hand embellishments, informed by her eclectic permutations of designer clothing and exotic accessories.

Opening night will be on 29 March from 19:00 with a drinks reception. Admission is free.

www.jillandgill.com

A History of Italians in Ireland – A Photographic Exhibition

09 March – 21 April

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This exhibition is a compilation of photographs from a collection of the late Cavaliere Barbato Borza and other sources. It charts the history of Italians in Ireland from the late 1800s to the present day. The event is organised by COMITES Irlanda in collaboration with Italian and Irish institutions.

The exhibition will be on show from 09 March – 21 April and opening hours are Tues+Fri 10:00-17:00, Wed+Thur 10:00-19:00 and Sat 11:00-17:00. Closed on Sun+Mon.

The Typographic Dante

10 Feb – 02 April – (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat+Sun 14:00-17:00, Closed bank holiday weekends)

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

The Divine Comedy is a poem by Dante Alighieri. Written between 1308 and 1320, it describes Dante’s journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, and, at a deeper level, represents the souls journey towards God. The Typographic Dante is a series of typographic illustrations created as a response to this unfolding narrative. Each of the 34 Cantos is illustrated typographically and each book of the Divine Comedy has a different typographic style.

Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/the-typographic-dante/

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Five Lamps Arts Festival – Exhibitions

10:00, Wed 30 Mar

Five Lamps, North Strand, Dublin 1

The Five Lamps Arts Festival in the North Inner City starts today and runs from 20 March until 06 April. There will be many interesting cultural events over the next week and good few of them are free.

The full programme can be found here: www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/2017-events-calendar/

www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/

Saturday 25 Mar

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Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Mar

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

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

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 25 Mar

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

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

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 25 Mar

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Mar

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

Become your Hero!- Workshop for age 6-10

10:00 – 13:00, Sat 25 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

What would a hero be without his costume? The French children book illustrator Marc Majewski will run a workshop combining arts & crafts and a showcase on representation of characters based on their costume.

Children will be invited to find their heroic self and work on their costume.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/185

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Mar

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Mar

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Mar

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 25 Mar

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 25 Mar

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/

Universal Design Forum – Discussion

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 25 Mar

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

In conjuction with the Universal Design exhibition on display at Collins Barracks, this public forum will discuss the role of designers as facilitators in the production of products and services to facilitate change. Speakers will be Ned Kaar, Designer and Bernard Timmons, Lecturer DIT.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3222

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 25 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Mar

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/

Humans Need Not Apply – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Humans Need Not Apply” (10 Feb – 14 May) in the Science Gallery is looking at the influence robots will have on our society, on our lives and on jobs. How will robots replace humans? How can robots be creative? And is automation maybe going too far?

About 27 exhibits will ask and answer these questions. When you come into the exhibition space in the Science Gallery the little desk lamp robot Pinokio will greet you with all its friendliness and curiosity (that’s MY interpretation of Pinokio’s behaviour). And the three Doppelgänger robots upstairs will move, even dance with you. But more robots and automation will also have possibly some negative effects and “The Great Disengagement” looks at how we human beings might rebel against robots when they have taken our jobs and more away.

The exhibition has many many facets and it is extremely interesting. There are fascinating and intriguing exhibits and maybe more unexpected ones like the “tickle robot”. I strongly recommend the exhibition and can definitely say that it is suitable for ALL ages, even younger kids can get something out of it.

Use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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

Admission is free.

thegrid.ai/humans-need-not-apply/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 25 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm state of mind.

Come to this gentle Qigong practice outdoors on the Roof Top Garden of the Library (weather permitting) or indoors with a view of the roof garden. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 25 Mar

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/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Mar

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bernardshawfleamarket/

Art of Edo – In Focus Tour

13:10, Sat 25 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Art of Edo” with Diana Delia (Guide, Chester Beatty Library) will take place.

Admission is free and meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Mar

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Curating the Moving Image – Discussion – PLASTIK Festival

14:00, Sat 25 Mar

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

A discussion about “Curating the Moving Image” takes place. Find out more information and register via the link below.

PLASTIK is a platform for the engagement and appreciation of artists’ moving image in Ireland. The festival offers an innovative, accessible and creative environment for the presentation of artists’ film and video, with a focus on discursive events and the cinema as exhibition space.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/plastik-2017-talk-curating-the-moving-image-tickets-31971593898?ref=devg

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 25 Mar

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

Progressive Film Club – Documentary Screenings

15:00 – 17:30, Sat 25 Mar

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

A collection of modern documentaries highlighting the major misconceptions of our time: Money, Immigration and Foreign Lands, will be screened. The documentaries are:

+ Je Suis Russia
+ The Asylum Market
+ Money Puzzles

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

progressivefilmclub.ie/event/je-suis-russia-asylum-market-money-puzzles/

Tongue in Chic – Gig

20:00, Sat 25 Mar

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The 80s band “Tongue in Chic” will play a gig in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Afterparty – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The party band Afterparty will play funk, soul, disco, rock and modern hits at this gig.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/afterparty/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 25 Mar

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

The Dead Leeves – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Mar

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

The Dead Leeves (or is it Levees??) will play a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Tabloid TV – Gig

22:30, Sat 25 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Tabloid TV (with support from Tim Mays) will play a gig in Whelan’s Midnight Hour.

Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-tabloid-tv/

Funk Me Sideways: Fever Solstice / Soul Badger – Gig

23:00, Sat 25 Mar

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

The Funk double bill with live bands Fever Solstice and Soul Badger will take place.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/funk-me-sideways-2/

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Wintertime -> Summertime

07:00, Sun 26 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Last night the clock changed again from Wintertime to Summertime and hopefully you remembered that. At this time of the year, the clock goes FORWARD by one hour, so that means you lost an hour of sleep last night. Booo! But the evenings are now much longer than before. Yeahhh!! ;-)

There are still lots of discussions about the sense or nonsense of the twice yearly time change, but hey, all these discussions don’t matter today: You have to get with it, otherwise you will be late or early or just wrong :-) until October.

If you have a clock in your house or apartment, you need put it forward by one hour. BUT do NOT do that to your phone! If last night you went to bed not changing anything on your phone and you wake up just now checking the time, then the good news is that the time is MOST LIKELY correct. Smartphones are smart enough to know that the time changed. So hopefully you didn’t touch the phone.

And now? Check all the other clocks (and the also the clock/timer for the immersion!) and adjust them and then enjoy the great day and make use of the brighter evening.

Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Mar

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

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

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Mother’s Day

08:00, Sun 26 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

If you are Irish, British or American you should know that the first Sunday in March is Mother’s Day (some call it Mothering Sunday, which sounds a bit odd to me). But if you are from any other country, you might celebrate Mother’s Day in May.

I suggest, no matter where you are from, just tell your mother – if possible – what she means to you and if you can’t tell her, do something special to celebrate/remember her.

Yes, Mother’s Day has – like Valentine’s Day – become a very commercial day, but you don’t HAVE to join in the exact same way. You can hand make a card (yes, even guys can do that!! ;-) ) or just show your appreciation in a non-commercialised way.

By the way, I prefer to widen the scope of the day to current and future mothers and all women/ladies/girls that have looked after children at any point. We should thank them all!

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Mar

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Mar

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Mar

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 26 Mar

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/

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Mar

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Mar

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!”

This is not yet the big Christmas Flea Market (on 10+11 Dec), but without a doubt a lot of traders will sell Christmas related items.

Admission is free.

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Mar

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Mar

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday from 11:00-14:00 and from 14:30-16:30 a Bluegrass Band is taking over. Unfortuantely they don’t specify who the bands are.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 26 Mar

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Terenure Bushy Park Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Mar

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Bushy Park Market is taking place every weekk. The market has more than 30 stalls, offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 26 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery is running a series of free themed family drop-in workshops from 11:30-13:30 every Sunday.

Inspired by the collection and the exhibitions in the National Gallery, these workshops are suitable for all ages from approx. 18 months to age 8. You can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as works for you.

The space will be divided by age and ability, and each child will be encouraged by Artist and NGI Education Assistant Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire and the week’s guest artist to create their own work on the week’s theme.

Admission is free and no booking required. Numbers are limited to 40 people at any one time but you can drop in and out whenever it suits you and as long as there is still space. Children have to be supervised at all times. The event takes place in the Atrium.

This week’s theme is: Someone Special

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Creative_Sundays/Creative_Corner_Jan8.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 26 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 Mar

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 26 Mar

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Humans Need Not Apply – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Humans Need Not Apply” (10 Feb – 14 May) in the Science Gallery is looking at the influence robots will have on our society, on our lives and on jobs. How will robots replace humans? How can robots be creative? And is automation maybe going too far?

About 27 exhibits will ask and answer these questions. When you come into the exhibition space in the Science Gallery the little desk lamp robot Pinokio will greet you with all its friendliness and curiosity (that’s MY interpretation of Pinokio’s behaviour). And the three Doppelgänger robots upstairs will move, even dance with you. But more robots and automation will also have possibly some negative effects and “The Great Disengagement” looks at how we human beings might rebel against robots when they have taken our jobs and more away.

The exhibition has many many facets and it is extremely interesting. There are fascinating and intriguing exhibits and maybe more unexpected ones like the “tickle robot”. I strongly recommend the exhibition and can definitely say that it is suitable for ALL ages, even younger kids can get something out of it.

Use the help of the amazing mediators, who can explain everything you see, especially if you don’t want to read all the explanations that are next to every exhibit.

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

Admission is free.

thegrid.ai/humans-need-not-apply/

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

12:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Mar

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally, this year, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October 2016. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours even through the winter months, They will take place every Sunday at 12:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/magazinefort/#d.en.36668

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Mar

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature Piano Duet Recital with Anthony Byrne and Colman Pearce, piano

They will play a programme of music for one piano and four hands, by four French masters: Debussy, Fauré, Ravel and Poulenc.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1689-sundaysnoon-piano-duets

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 26 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

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Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 26 Mar

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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 26 Mar

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

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

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Make your mum’s day sparkle! – Workshop

14:00 – 15:30, Sun 26 Mar

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

The Mother’s Day Family Workshop “Make your mum’s day sparkle!” will give families an opportunity to find out historical meanings behind some of the jewellery on display and a chance to create your own jewellery. Maybe for your mother?

Join Kristy Moynan at this free workshop. Booking is required via 01-6777444 and there will be a donation required of EUR 2 to cover the cost of materials.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3214

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Mar

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

Sunday Jazz Brunch

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Mar

Bagots Hutton Bar & Restaurant, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

The Bagots Hutton Jazz Brunch takes place on Sundays from 12:00 with Jazz music from 14:00. The Noel Dumont and band will perform a mix of jazz, soul and lounge music.

Admission is free.

www.bagotshutton.com/

Clanna Cheolmhaire – Musical Families – Concert

14:30, Sun 26 Mar

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Families will be playing traditional Irish music. In the first half of the concert, Mick and Fidelma O’Brien and family will be joined by Brendan, Seán and Grace Kelly, first generation musicians. The second half of the concert will feature Mick O’Connor, his son Darrach, and Darrach’s children Aoileann, Fiona and Cillian.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#25Mar

Breizheire – Breton Dancing Session

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Mar

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

Brezheire, the Breton community is back in the Cobblestone for their monthly Breton dancing event.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/641217452669731/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 26 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday two free guided tours will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The first one is at 15:00 and the second one at 16:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Decade of Conflict – Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 26 Mar

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

This public tour will explore the turbulent decade from 1913-1923 examining the ordinary Irishmen and women involved in World War I, the 1916 Rising, War of Independence and Civil War.

Admission is free and booking is not required. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts. Suitable for adults and children aged 12+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3215

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Mar

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

The Moving Image as Limited Edition – Talk – Plastik Festival

16:00, Sun 26 Mar

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

Writer and critic Erika Balsom will give a presentation about her research for her upcoming publication “After Uniqueness – A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation.”

“The sale of artists’ film and video as limited editions on the art market is an increasingly dominant form of distribution, displacing both the rental model of the co-ops and the sale of un-editioned works. The moving image, with its ability to be copied, once challenged the idea that the work of art was founded in uniqueness. The editioning model overturns this: it restricts reproducibility, thereby transforming the moving image into a quasi-unique object.”

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

PLASTIK is a platform for the engagement and appreciation of artists’ moving image in Ireland. The festival offers an innovative, accessible and creative environment for the presentation of artists’ film and video, with a focus on discursive events and the cinema as exhibition space.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/plastik-2017-talk-the-moving-image-as-limited-edition-tickets-31971823585?ref=devg

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 26 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Blues Got Soul, a four-piece blues band from Dublin is performing the music of the founding fathers of blues and blues masters in the International Bar every Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Jazz in The Barbers

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 Mar

The Barbers, 19 Grangegorman Rd Lwr

Raimonda Masiulyte (vocals) & Eamonn Moran (guitar) will perform jazz in The Barbers Pub.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/barbersbar

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 26 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The New Breadwinners are a 3-piece Bluegrass band and they are playing every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 Mar

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 26 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Dixeland Jazzmen play a weekly gig in Sin E. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 26 Mar

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 26 Mar

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 26 Mar

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 26 Mar

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

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

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

East Coast Jazz Band – Gig

21:00, Sun 26 Mar

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

The East Coast Jazz Band will play a gig in the Harbour Bar on Sunday evening.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 26 Mar

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 26 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rock and Swing Band “The Jive Cats” will perform in the Mercantile every Sunday from 22:00.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 26 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Monday 27 Mar

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Musical Movement for Toddlers

10:15, Mon 27 Mar

Blackrock Library, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Enjoy music, song, rhyme and movement with your toddler at this Musical Movements event with Carla Fazio.

It will take place on 09, 16, 23, 30 January, 06, 13 February and 06, 13, 20, 27 March in Blackrock Library.

The time is 10:15-11:00 for Ages 2-3 and 11:15-11:45 for Ages 18 months – 2 years.

Admission is free and no booking required, but there are only 15 places and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/musical-movements-carla-fazio-0

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 27 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 27 Mar

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/

English colonial strategies in Ireland revisited, ca. 1607- 1680.

17:00, Mon 27 Mar

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Sophie Hingst (TCD) will talk about “One phenomenon. Three perspectives. English colonial strategies in Ireland revisited, ca. 1607- 1680” in the next Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Seminar.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/centreforearlymodernhistory2016_17.php

Sun, Sea and Soil: Our Planet in the 21st Century – Film Screening

18:30, Mon 27 Mar

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

In the environmental film series that is being screened at Christ Church, the next film is “Atlantic”, an award-winning documentary which follows the struggles of three fishing communities introduced by Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Change and the Environment.

Admission is free. The event takes place in the Music Room.

www.facebook.com/events/1393703124038449/

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 27 Mar

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weekly gig with authentic old-time fiddle tunes and Appalachian music.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 27 Mar

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

Space Weather – Astronomy Talk

20:00, Mon 27 Mar

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The monthly talk at the Irish Astronomical society is about Space Weather with Samuel Bleyen.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 27 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

Bowery Stand-Up Comedy Night

20:30, Mon 27 Mar

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Five comedians will perform their stand-up routine at this Comedy event in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 27 Mar

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 27 Mar

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

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

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

Dr GP’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Piano Cure – Gig

21:00, Mon 27 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Gavin Povey is playing Rock ‘n’ Roll and more on the piano.

Admission is free.

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 27 Mar

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

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 27 Mar

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Jimmy Smyth – Gig

21:30, Mon 27 Mar

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1209-donal-kirk-and-jimmy-smyth-9.html

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 27 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

That’s It Recordings is an open mic every Monday at Sin E. Just turn up and play. Sign up before 22:00 to ensure you get a slot. Bring a USB stick along and you will get a recording of your music to take home.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/thats-it-open-mic-5/

Tuesday 28 Mar

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 28 Mar

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

Pianist Seho Lee – Recital

12:30 – 13:30, Tue 28 Mar

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

Pianist Seho Lee will perform a lunchtime recital on Tuesday.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333 extension 5.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/lunchtime-0

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 28 Mar

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Aspects of Love: Classic film screenings

15:00, Tue 28 Mar

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Rathmines Library is inviting to their last “Aspects of Love” film screening in March.

Admission is free, but you will have to ring the library on 01-4973539 to find out which film will be screened.

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

Storytime (Age 3-7)

15:00 – 15:30, Tue 28 Mar

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

“Storytime sessions with Fionnuala Griffin” for 3-7 year olds will take place every Tuesday from 17 Jan until end of March.

Fionnuala Griffin has over fifteen years experience working as a children’s entertainer and has a background in arts and drama.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/storytime-fionnuala-griffin-0

Origami Workshop for children

15:30 – 17:00, Tue 28 Mar

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

At the Origami Workshop for children with artist Tunde Toth, kids will learn traditional Origami folds and techniques and make their own unique and colourful Origami Birds, Butterflies and Flowers.

No previous experience required. Admission is free, but booking is required via dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie

There are 15 places only and the event is suiale for ages 7-12.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/origami-workshop-children-artist-tunde-toth-0

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 28 Mar

Buskers on the Ball, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is a weekly event in Buskers on the Ball. They have 5 table tennis table and are now running a social league on Tuesdays. Free play at the tables and drinks specials are available.

www.facebook.com/BuskersOnTheBall/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 28 Mar

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

EveryTuesday at 19:00, The Dublin Language Exchange takes place in the Czech Inn. It is the biggest free meeting of people from all around Dublin that are interested in learning languages and communicate with speakers of other languages.

Admission is free and the meetup is completely informal. No booking required.

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Language-Exchange-131803433533696/

BBC’s Stargazing Live in Ireland

20:00, Tue 28 Mar

Astronomy Ireland, Unit H4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Astronomy Ireland is inviting to three (!) days of Star Gazing with the BBC’s “Stargazing Live” programme, which will be in Dublin.

You will see Mercury, the Moon and the Orion Nebula.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/stargazinglive.php

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 28 Mar

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

Shipstern Open Session – Open Mic

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 28 Mar

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Shipstern Open Session is the Open Mic night in the Bowery in Rathmines. A weekly event where everyone is invited to take part, sing, play an instrument of even tell some jokes. And anybody who will perform on stage will get a cocktail voucher. Sometimes even big names come in to try out their new material.

The night is hosted by Cian from the band MKAI.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Shipstern Open Session – Open Mic

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 28 Mar

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Shipstern Open Session is the Open Mic night in the Bowery in Rathmines. A weekly event where everyone is invited to take part, sing, play an instrument of even tell some jokes. And anybody who will perform on stage will get a cocktail voucher. Sometimes even big names come in to try out their new material.

The night is hosted by Cian from the tband MKAI.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 28 Mar

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.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 28 Mar

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

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

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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 28 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 28 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 28 Mar

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Tuesday, a pub quiz is taking place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Wednesday 29 Mar

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 29 Mar

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 29 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 29 Mar

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 29 Mar

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!

Charles Haughey Reconsidered – Talk

16:00, Wed 29 Mar

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Professor Gary Murphy (DCU) will give a talk entitled “Charles Haughey Reconsidered” at the next Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2016_17.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 29 Mar

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

Reflections on Modern Historiography – Symposium

18:00, Wed 29 Mar

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Irish Committee of Historical Sciences in partnership with the National Library of Ireland, the Women’s History Association of Ireland and the Irish Association of Professional Historians are inviting to a lecture by Professor Lawrence Goldman, Director of the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London: “Past, Present and Future: Reflections on Modern Historiography”

This lecture will consider the development of the subject of History over the past century, from local to global, from whigs to marxists, from British to colonial and post-colonial. It will consider how the aims of historical writing and teaching have changed across this period as the audience for History, both academic and popular, has widened. It will also consider the current state of the discipline: is History fit for the future?

Admission is free.

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

Robot Rights: Intelligent Machines – Discussion

18:00, Wed 29 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Panel Discussion “Robot Rights: Intelligent Machines” in the Science Gallery will discuss if robots should have rights like people, if they were truly intelligent.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/robot-rights-intelligent-machines-tickets-32408189768?ref=devg

Edith & Oliver – Michele Forbes – Book Launch

18:30, Wed 29 Mar

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

The second novel “Edith & Oliver” by Michele Forbes will be launched.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

BBC’s Stargazing Live in Ireland

20:00, Wed 29 Mar

Astronomy Ireland, Unit H4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Astronomy Ireland is inviting to three (!) days of Star Gazing with the BBC’s “Stargazing Live” programme, which will be in Dublin.

You will see Mercury, the Moon and the Orion Nebula.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/stargazinglive.php

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 29 Mar

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 29 Mar

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 29 Mar

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 29 Mar

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 29 Mar

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

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 29 Mar

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

If comedian and organiser Colm O’Reagan sticks to his schedule then he should run the next Inn Jokes Comedy Club on Wednesday.

Admission is free and donations are welcome. There is usually a line-up of three comedians. Check the website before the day to see if the event takes place.

innjokes.com/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 29 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Resident Open Mic – Mercantile

21:00, Wed 29 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Resident Open Mic is a new weekly open mic on Wednesdays with a bit of a difference: Each week a different established artist will go back to their roots by not just playing at the open mic but by hosting it. This gives the artists a chance to try out new songs, play some of their classics and most importantly it gives a chance for new songwriters to play their music in front of some of their favorite songwriters.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 29 Mar

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 30 Mar

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Agri Careers 2017

10:00 – 18:30, Thu 30 Mar

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

If you are looking for a job in fields of agricultural or agrißfood, then this job fair is for you.

Organised by the Irish Farmers Journal, there will be Exhibitors from all these areas: meat processors, dairy processors and food companies, animal health, nutrition, genetics and fertiliser companies, machinery and engineering companies, agri-business and service companies, fertiliser, horticulture and forestry, retail and consumer, education, IT & Ag tech.

Admission is free and you can register at the RDS or before at www.agricareers.ie

www.agricareers.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 30 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 30 Mar

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

Collections vs. Libraries. What matters? – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 30 Mar

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Pernille Drost (Deputy Director General, Royal Danish Library and Head of the National Library of Denmark, Copenhagen) will talk about ” Collections vs. Libraries. What matters?”

Admission is free.

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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 30 Mar

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

Every Thursday the Little Museum of Dublin waives their admission charges for two guided tours thanks to sponsorship from Guinness. The first tour is at 18:00 and the second tour is at 19:00. Make sure that you are there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to get one of the limited places.

The Little Museum of Dublin has a fascinating collection of artefacts from the last 100 years Dublin’s history.

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 7 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Spanish Film: Los Lunes al Sol – Screening

18:00, Thu 30 Mar

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

The film “Los Lunes al Sol” is about a city on the northern coast of Spain where, after the industrial restructuring and the layoffs, some jobless men live their day-to-day is if it was always Sunday.

Admission is free In Spanish wih English subtitles.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha111984_16_2.htm

Dead Zone – Talk – Philip Lymbery

18:30, Thu 30 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Philip Lymbery is the CEO of international farm animal welfare organisation Compassion in World Farming and a prominent commentator on the effects of industrial farming.

He will talk about some of the world’s most iconic and endangered species and what we can do to save them. Climate change and habitat destruction are not the only culprits behind so many animals facing extinction. The impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating and it is vital that we confront this problem if we are to stand a chance of reducing its effect on the world around us.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/dead-zone-a-talk-by-author-philip-lymbery-tickets-33044354554?ref=devg

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lecture

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 30 Mar

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

Twice every year, the Central Library together with the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City are running a series of six free Business Lectures for everybody who wants to start or grow a business. The lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

The next series will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 23 March and 27 April.

Admission is free, but booking is required here. All topics and speakers are listed on that same website, but to make it easier for you, they are also here:

23 March: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
30 March: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
06 Apr: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
13 Apr: Managing your Online Presence – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
20 Apr: Financial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs
27 Apr: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Starting-a-Business/Library-Talks/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 30 Mar

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Good Name presents Tongue Bundle

19:00, Thu 30 Mar

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

In the Good Name slot in the Bernard Shaw Oub, the Tongue Bundle will play a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/163621344155822/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 30 Mar

Living Room Pub, Cathal Brugha Street (off O’Connell Street), Dublin 1

An expatriate or expat is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

And this is a weekly meeting for all Expats in Dublin (new and old!). If you are new to the city, this is an excellent way to meet people.

Admission is free (no booking required!), but you are asked to give the same kind of welcoming to new members as is given to you.

www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-expats-thursday-7pm-tickets-24745493437?ref=devg

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 30 Mar

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Female Food Heroes – Oxfam Ireland

19:30 – 21:00, Thu 30 Mar

Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1

Oxfam Ireland are inviting to an event about “Female Food Heroes” in Tanziana and a discussion about “Resilience and other Ingredients”.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/270998989991193/

BBC’s Stargazing Live in Ireland

20:00, Thu 30 Mar

Astronomy Ireland, Unit H4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Astronomy Ireland is inviting to three (!) days of Star Gazing with the BBC’s “Stargazing Live” programme, which will be in Dublin.

You will see Mercury, the Moon and the Orion Nebula.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/stargazinglive.php

Joey Gavin – Gig

20:00, Thu 30 Mar

Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Joey Gavin will play Psych Folkin the Hard Rock Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx?category=-1&date=3/1/2017&display=default

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 30 Mar

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

A new weekly Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Every Thursdayteams of 4 people (or at least 2 people) will compete against each other over questions from the areas of General Knowledge, Music, Film, Sports & Entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays/2015-02-12/

Easy Tide – SOMA Gig

21:00, Thu 30 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

SOMA is an Indie Clubnight with Live Band. And the live band this time will be garage band “Easy Tide”.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-006-ft-easy-tide/

Long Beach – Gig

21:00, Thu 30 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Sin É will present the Jazz, Wing & Bossa Nova band “Long Beach” to you. They are the resident band in the K Club.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/long-beach-2/

Paddy Casey – Gig

21:00, Thu 30 Mar

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

Paddy Casey will play a gig in the Live Lounge of the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 30 Mar

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 30 Mar

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 30 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 30 Mar

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 30 Mar

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 30 Mar

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 30 Mar

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Friday 31 Mar

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Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 31 Mar

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2017.

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 31 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 31 Mar

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 31 Mar

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

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

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

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

www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=304874&v=3578&q=143760&r=140544

L’Ideal – Film Screening & World

18:30, Fri 31 Mar

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

As a prelude to the Franco-Irish Festival, the Alliance Française and the French Embassy invite you to a free screening of the film L’Idéal (2016) directed by Frédéric Beigbeder.

Based on the novel Au secours, pardon (2007), written by Beigbeder, the film reccounts the crisis within the company L’Idéal (or The Ideal), after the leak of a seks tape (wrong spelling to hide from spam filters) starring its ambassador.

The film will be introduced by Philippe Milloux, Director of the Alliance Française and Frédéric Beigbeder. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A sessio.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/173

Pipeworks – Organ Recital

18:30 – 19:00, Fri 31 Mar

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Fergal Caulfield (organ) will perform Messiaen’s “Messe de la Pentecôte” at this Organ Recital.

Admission is free, but tickets are required via the website below.

nch.ie/Online/RTENSO-Pipeworks-31Mar17

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 31 Mar

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

The Jacuzzi Grooves – Gig

20:00, Fri 31 Mar

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Jacuzzi Grooves are playing a gig in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Bree Harris Band – Blues Gig

21:00, Fri 31 Mar

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

Bree Harris, one of Ireland’s most experienced Blues singers, is coming with her band to the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 31 Mar

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Square Pegs – Gig

21:00, Fri 31 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Square Pegs play Chicago blues, 1950s R&B and New Orleans Blues in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/square-pegs/

Birds of Olympus – Gig

22:30, Fri 31 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Birds of Olympus will play a gig in Whelan’s Midnight Hour.

Admission is free before 22:30 or by signing up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-birds-of-olympus/

Le Boom – Gig

22:30, Fri 31 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Le Boom will play a gig in the Midnight Hour in Whelan’s.

Admission is free until 22:30 or by signing up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/main-room-midnight-hour-w-le-boom-2/

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Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 31 May

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Dublin Jam Session is an open Jam with full back line. It is open to all levels of musicians and singers and all genres of music and the only rule is that you must jam with others (not all your own band).

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+05+12+19+25+26 March

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

The March walks will be on 04+05+12+19+25+26 February.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival: 22-26 March

Plastik 2017: 24-26 March

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This is odd

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

Britain and Ireland are SEPARATE countries! Northern Ireland Border to return?

It is just a few more days until Britain will declare its departure from the European Union. A totally nonsensical move in my eyes, but (happily!?) mislead by some populist politicians like Nigel Farage and too arrogant to consider that it could all end in a disaster, the British old people and (uneducated?) lower class is forcing Britain to take its hat in March 2019 and say Goodbye to the EU.

(In a pre-poll survey of the Independent, 21% of people below the age of 26 voted for Brexit compared with 69% of people over the age of 65. And 64% of graduates were planning to vote to remain compared with only 25% of people with no formal qualifications at all. Source: www.independent.co.uk)

Some people in Ireland think that without Britain in the EU, Ireland will be in trouble, others hate the EUR for a variety of reasons and others again don’t care much about the EU and the opportunities that it should provide to Irish businesses because they put (nearly) ALL their focus on selling their goods to Britain and ignoring the 25 other markets in the EU.

Nobody knows what the outcome will be. It will probably take another 10 years until we do know and by then, many of the people who caused Britain’s exit will not be around anymore. :-O

Apart from the economic impact, there is one question causing distress in Ireland and it is a surprising issue: It is the question about the border to Northern Ireland.

I am well aware of the historic circumstances, the 800+ years of occupation of Ireland, the Anglo-Irish Treaty from 1921 and the “Troubles”, which were a lot more than just “troubles”, but no matter what your political preferences are you have to accept that by international law, Northern Ireland is part of Britain and NOT part of Ireland. You might want to change that and that wish/goal/preference is absolutely legitimate, But any change needs to follow formal procedures until it becomes reality.

With that in mind, I can understand why people in Ireland don’t WANT to have a border again between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, but I can’t see a single reason why there shouldn’t be a border once Britain leaves the European Union and as long as Northern Ireland remains part of Britain.

The fact that both countries are on the same land mass, is definitely not enough of a reason. The history? Not enough of a reason either!

The area I come from in Germany was for a while French, then German, then French again and it is German for a long time but only about 20 minutes by car from the French border. The same happened – in reverse – to the area close to the border in the French side. German, then French, then German and now French. The change in “ownership” always happened through occupation. Both parts were separated by a border until the European Union tore down borders through the Schengen Agreement. But if Germany or France left the European Union, it would be totally normal and understandable that a border with check points etc would be re-built.

Why should the situation be difference between Ireland and Northern Ireland?

Yes, I get it, some think that Northern Ireland SHOULD be or OUGHT to be part of Ireland, but that is as wrong as if you think your neighbours house SHOULD be yours. It will be yours once you agree to it OR the courts decide that your neighbour took the house from you illegally and has to give it back. But until that formal process is completed, it is owned by someone else.

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–Joerg

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