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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 3. December 2016:


Dublin Event Guide 494: Glow Family Event, Christmas Markets, Free Wednesday

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 494 | 02 December 2016

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

This is not a mirage and not a test either! :-) This is actually this week’s Dublin Event Guide in front of you and it is a good bit earlier. The reason? I started working on it already on Monday, because I will be in Eastbourne this weekend. (Visiting relatives!)

In an ideal world, LOADS more Dublin Event Guide readers would look at this event guide, but it seems more that every week the same of you check it out, independent from the actual sending time. It surprises me a little, but it is what it is. ;-)

If you are mainly here for Christmas Markets, or if you want to have a separate, focused list for Christmas Markets, check them out at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com

This is the FINAL edition, because this week there was no preliminary edition. :-)

Thanks to one generous donor (I appreciate your help Juliana!) the bill for November is covered! What a relief! And two others helped carving away from the EUR 190 needed for December. The outstanding amount therefore is EUR 170. Thanks to all generous helpers! :-) If you can help in any way, your help will be VERY much appreciated!! Make a difference here!

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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 webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail 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 65,000 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 65,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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Without putting your hand in your pocket 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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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot is video clip about a great 12 year old boy who spends hours on his sewing machine, making cuddley toys for kids in hospital and other sick people. What a child!

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

Last week Juliana AY, Elaine K and Ann M were the wonderful people who helped the Dublin Event Guide with a donation! Thanks soooo much! 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.
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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 weekend check out the Christmas Markets. They are starting and will get more and more with the busiest weekend on 10+11 December. Other events are pushed a little aside, but that’s ok, it is only for a short period of time.

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

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

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

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

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All Christmas Markets listed in one place!

The comprehensive list of all Christmas Markets and markets with a Christmas theme in the Greater Dublin area can be found now at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com

Use the list, share it with others and – if possible – click on some of the ads or even better, buy through them because you do help the Dublin Event Guide that way.

Christmas Shopping and the Dublin Event Guide

It is a never ending quest to get enough money to pay the monthly bills and I am also trying to find some extra funds to pay for the much needed repair of some issues with the smart phone version. This Christmas I have therefore put a full page of online shopping destinations together where you can help the Dublin Event Guide for NO cost to you.

Just go to

www.dublineventguide.com/Shopping.htm

find the online shop you want to buy from and click on it. It will bring you that the relevant page where you now can make your purchase in the normal way.

There are links for Amazon & Ebay, Book Depository, Groupon & LivingSocial, Asos, New Look and Get The Label and a few others. If you click on the banner and then buy, the Dublin Event Guide will get approximately 5% of your purchase price as a commission, but importantly, you don’t pay a cent more then you would otherwise. So without putting your hand in your own pocket, you can help!!

If you do that for all your online Christmas shopping, maybe even share the link to the page with your friends, you will help hugely!

Christmas FM is back on air

The hugely popular seasonal radio station “Dublin Christmas FM” is back. Launched officially on Monday at lunchtime, the station will play Christmas songs day and night from now until 25 Dec via the Internet (www.christmasfm.com) and on FM frequency 105.2 (in Dublin). More than 100 volunteers will run the station for the next month and they will hope to collect more than EUR 250,000 this year for Focus Ireland.

And these are some links for your Christmas Shopping:

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

The Eatyard

The Eatyard is a brand new food market space at 9-10 South Richmond St right next door to The Bernard Shaw Pub. The aim with Eatyard is to “elevate Irish Street Food to a new level and bring a unique casual dining experience to Dublin”. Sounds interesting.

So there are 16 food and drink stalls/shops/tents/trailers, for example Box Burger, Pitt Bros, Veginity, Pieman, Dublin Doughnut Company and others that are open all week until late? No, not like that. The opening days are Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Which is enough. But the opening hours surprise a little. The Eatyard is open from 12:00 until the super early last order of 20:00. Seems a little too early for last orders!?

And unfortunately there is another aspect that sounds very odd: There is an admission charge after 17:00!! We are not used to pay an admission charge of EUR 2 per person to enter a restaurant or a pub, so why should there be an admission charge at a car park with a few food stalls?

Yes, you can become a member of Bodytonic (That’s the people who own the Bernard Shaw Pub.). Membership is free and when you are a member then you won’t have to pay the admission charge. So the EUR 2 are not really needed then? Because everybody could become a member and then no money will be raised at the door. But why then charge them?

Find all details here: www.the-eatyard.com/

Opportunities

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

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HOW TO BE AN AGILE EVENT MANAGER
In an era of short lead times, rapidly developing tech and constantly changing trends, being able to quickly respond and adapt is essential. Those event managers who either can’t or won’t adapt, risk being left behind. Everyone knows change can be scary, but continuing to evolve is the only way to stay relevant in today’s competitive event marketplace. Here’s how to embrace change, become an agile event manager, and ensure your events continue to thrive.
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.

Heritage Irish Plants: Plandaí Oidhreachta

12 Nov – 04 Dec

National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Irish Society of Botanical Artists and The Irish Garden Plant Society have joined forces for this exhibition, which highlights the wealth of good Irish Garden Plants and celebrates the best of Irish botanical illustration.

This exhibition of the original paintings from the book Plandaí Oidhreachta features many well-known plants including Irish snowdrops, dahlias and sweet pea along with primroses, iris and daffodils as well as a number of garden plants selected from the native Irish flora.

Admission is free. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Wandering Arpilleras: from Chile and beyond – Patchwork Pictures

24 Nov – 12 Dec (Mon-Thu 14:00-19:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-14:00)

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2

Arpillera (Patchwork Pictures) is the term used for the colourful pictures made in many parts of Latin America, by appliquéing scraps of fabric onto a larger rustic (hessian) backing. During the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile they became politically significant since working-class women used them to depict the reality of life under military rule. As the arpilleras escaped the scrutiny of the male-dominated regime, they provided women with a means of recording events as well as obtaining income from abroad.

This exhibition in the Instituto Cervantes consists of 21 Arpilleras from Chile, Northern Ireland, Spain, the UK and Zimbabwe. They were created between 1977 and 2015.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha108887_16_2.htm

The Wild – Collaborative Group Show

11 Nov – 28 Jan (Mon-Sat 11:00-20:00)

Project Arts Centre, 39 Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“The Wild is a celebration of the networks and communities, friends and co-conspirators, memories and visions of Project Arts Centre by the creatives and artists at the heart of the organisation. It is a collaborative group show that will change, evolve and develop over time, as practices and art forms collide, collaborate, push and pull together and apart. Experiences and artworks will accumulate, and the show will shape-shift, grow and shrink at will.”

www.projectartscentre.ie/event/wild/

Echoes and Reflections – David Crone

16 Nov – 21 Dec

RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Painter David Crone can look back on a long career as a painter in his 79 year long life. This new exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Gallery is a retrospective exhibition, called “Echoes and Reflections”. Crone’s work is abstract in nature, but also contains figurative and landscape elements. His paintings are animated by visual tensions, rhythms and encounters.

Admission is free. www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/echoes-and-reflections/

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

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Libraries in Dublin

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

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

The schedule for 2016 is

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

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 03 Dec

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sat 03 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 03 Dec

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 03 Dec

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 03 Dec

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 03 Dec

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 03 Dec

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

Christchurch Fitness Centre Taster Classes – Fundraiser

10:00 – 15:00, Sat 03 Dec

Christchurch Fitness Centre, 12 Lower Bridge Street, Dublin 8

The Christchurch Fitness Centre will run a fundraiser in aid of CMRF Crumlin on Saturday 03 December.

There will be free drop-in fitness classes and in return they are asking you for donation for the Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

The classes on offer will be Animal Flow, Zuu & Zuu Chimp, Boxercise Blast, Mixed Circuit Session and Krav Maga. And there will also be an opportunity to get a massage.

You DO NOT have to be a member of CFC to come to one of the classes, enjoy the massage or just make a donation.

www.facebook.com/events/206622079783027

Christmas at Farmleigh

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 03 Dec

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Every year, Farmleigh House run a great Christmas at Farmleigh even for the whole family on the three weekends in December. The event will be on Saturday and on Sunday and admission is free.

The schedule for Saturday is:

10;00-17:00 Christmas Food & Craft Markets
10:00-17:00 Festive Crib

12:00-12:30 Christmas Puppet Shows
13:45-14:15 Custard Pie Company presents
15:30-16:00 “Christmas Crackers” with Conor Lambert

12:45-13:30 Storytelling for Children
14:30-15:15 with Aideen Mc Bride
16:15-17:00

12:30-14:30 Christmas Carol Singing with the Portmarnock Singers
14:00-16:30 Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,37126,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 03 Dec

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 03 Dec

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 03 Dec

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

Spirit of Dublin – Christmas Craft Fair

10:30 – 17:00, Sat 03 Dec

Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The Spirit of Dublin Fair is an impressive display of products that are made with Teelings Whiskey. 30 businesses show their creations with a certain emphasis on food products.

You can get some great Christmas presents for Whiskey lovers here.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1271235622927766/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 03 Dec

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/

Chester Beatty Library: Chinese Language Tour

11:00, Sat 03 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Chinese Language with Community Ambassador Vicky Wang will take place. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

Admission is free.

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

Chocolate Factory 2nd Saturday Market – Christmas Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 03 Dec

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

The 2nd Saturday Market is a regular monthly market and this month it will be full of Christmas. Art, craft and artisan food products will be there.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/290026231396378/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sat 03 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Dun Laoghaire’s Christmas Festival is a small Christmas Market with a about 10 wooden huts along the “metals”, the area from Meadow and Byrne until LexIcon underneath the Pavilion theatre.

I have to admit that the PR sounded better than the real thing and I was a little disappointed when I went there last Sunday. But considering that Dublin didn’t manage to organise just ONE outside stall, anything is better than nothing.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas/

Terenure Village Christmas Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 03 Dec

Main Terenure Car Park, Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6

From March until November the Terenure Village Market normally now takes place in Bushy Park, but for Christmas it returns to where it started. The Terenure Village Christmas Market is back on Terenure Road.

It incorporates the Terenure Christmas Festival with tree lighting ceremony etc, which will happen between 16:00 and 17:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 03 Dec

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

A Fabolous Christmas Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 03 Dec

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

The Fabolous Market is a relatively new market that takes place once a month in The George and this Saturday it is a Christmas-themed market.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/322845791427204/

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 03 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/designandviolence/exhibits/

Ha’penny Christmas Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 03 Dec

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.

This week the Ha’Penny Market will be a Christmas Market.

www.facebook.com/HapennyMarket/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 03 Dec

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

The Bernard Shaw Christmas Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 03 Dec

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.

In December this market will have a Christmas flavour and this weekend, it will even be a 2-day market on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free.

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

Christmas Family Fun Day

12:30 – 15:30, Sat 03 Dec

Liffey Valley Retail Park, Fonthill Road, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22

The Retail Park Liffey Valley is hosting their Annual FREE Christmas Family Fun Day on Saturday December 3rd in Unit 3 (beside Maxi Zoo) at the retail park from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

Enter a Winter Wonderland for one day only with festive spirit and giveaways for every child.

The Liffey Valley Retail Park is inviting to a Christmas Family Fun Day. There will be a Santa ‘meet and greet’, family portraits, facepainting and balloon modelling. In addition a Christmas scavenger hunt around the retailers will happen where you can win prizes.

Join Santa’s elves in their workshop for ‘make-and-do’ activities. Enjoy some Christmas story time and a magic show with a complimentary cup of hot chocolate for all who come along.

www.facebook.com/theretailpark.liffeyvalley/

2016 Polar Plunge

13:00, Sat 03 Dec

Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

This is not a free event, but you might be interested in watching it and watching is free:

We are not that close to the Polar and according to the Dublin Bay Buoy, the water temperature is at the time of writing this 4 degrees warmer (!) than the air temperature. So the statement “the Polar Plunge dares you to jump into freezing cold water” might just be a little too dramatic, BUT this is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics so we are ok with a little bit of drama to get a good crowd. ;-)

Jump into the water at the 40ft in Sandycover and help the Special Olympics with your entry fee of EUR 15 at this event. Or alternatively watch the mad people ;-) who jump into the sea in December.

community.specialolympics.ie/polar-plunge-40ft

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 03 Dec

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 03 Dec

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/

Botanical Artists and Heritage – Discussion

14:00, Sat 03 Dec

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The panel discussion “Botanical Artists and Heritage” will take place. In conjunction with the exhibition Plandaí Oidhreachta, Patricia Jorgensen, Susan S ex and Lynn Stringer will participate in a panel discussion on the project. Further details at www.irishbotanicalartists.ie

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 03 Dec

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

Glow – Children Event

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 03 Dec

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Glow is a free family event that will take place on Saturday at Smithfield Plaza. There will be performances, workshops, comedy and music for the kids and even some things for the grown-ups.

The Glow Tent on Smithfield Plaza will be the home for some of the events and there will be some outdoor events. In addition Brown Bag Films in Unit C will be hosting free workshops.

Some of the events are:
Story Doodle Workshop, Readings, Storytelling, Lantern Making and Family Performances

www.facebook.com/grasshopperevents/

Oh Christmas Tree – Drop-in Activity for Families

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 03 Dec

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Drop-In to the Learning Resource Room at the National Museum in Kildare Street and help decor the Christmas Tree by making your own Christmas Decoration inspired by the Ardagh Chalice.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3073

Be True to Yourself? Questionmark – Playreading

14:30, Sat 03 Dec

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

John Kiernan wrote a new play called “Be True To Yourself? Questionmark” and a play reading of this play will be performed on Saturday.

Admission is free, but a suggested donation of EUR 2 is appreciated.

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=63

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 03 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Saturday workshop with Louise McGrath is entitled “Skating on Ice”. The workshops encourage families to enjoy creating and learning together as they explore the collection and exhibitions through drawing, crafts and storytelling.

All materials are provided. The workshops are most suitable for families with children aged 4-10.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_3Dec.aspx

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 03 Dec

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/

Oddsocks – Gig

21:00, Sat 03 Dec

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

Oddsocks will play Rhythm & Grove.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/oddsocks1

2 Stroke String Sessions – Gig

22:30, Sat 03 Dec

Mountpleasant Inn, Mountpleasant Avenue Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Basedon the calendar (First Satuday every month) this event should happen this week, but the Facebook Page doesn’t confirm at the moment. So, maybe check on the day:

The 2 Stroke String Sessions are playing oldtime fiddle and banjo tunes and Appalachian mountain tunes.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/2strokestringsessions

Galants – Gig

22:30, Sat 03 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

At this Midnight Hour Gig in Whelan’s, the “Galants” will perform and they will be supported by “Junk Drawer”.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-galants-2/

Absolute Beginners – A Tribute to Jam

23:55, Sat 03 Dec

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

The Absolute Beginners play a gig in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/742133635938054/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Sun 04 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

Christmas at Farmleigh

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 04 Dec

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Every year, Farmleigh House run a great Christmas at Farmleigh even for the whole family on the three weekends in December. The event will be on Saturday and on Sunday and admission is free.

The schedule for Sunday is:

10;00-17:00 Christmas Food & Craft Markets
10:00-17:00 Festive Crib

12:00-16:00 Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords

12:00-12:30 Christmas Puppet Shows
13:45-14:15 Custard Pie Company presents
15:30-16:00 “Christmas Crackers” with Conor Lambert

12:45-13:30 Storytelling for Children
14:30-15:15 with Aideen Mc Bride
16:15-17:00

13:30-15:30 Christmas Carol Singing with the Castlecomer Male Voice Choir

13:00-16:00 Horse & Carriage Rides

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,37126,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 04 Dec

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. 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 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30 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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 04 Dec

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 04 Dec

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/

Santa Dash – 5/10km Run

10:30, Sun 04 Dec

Bull Island, Dublin 3

The Santa Dash is a 5 or 10km run in Santa Suit! It is not a free event, but if you want to see hundreds of Santas running down the beach on Bull Island, then you have to be at this event and the watching is free.

Every participant (EUR 25) gets a Santa Suit and the runners won’t get their medal unless they are wearing that suit, so you can certain that the vast majority will do the run dressed up,

santadash.ie/indexdublin.html

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 04 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Dun Laoghaire’s Christmas Festival is a small Christmas Market with a about 10 wooden huts along the “metals”, the area from Meadow and Byrne until LexIcon underneath the Pavilion theatre.

I have to admit that the PR sounded better than the real thing and I was a little disappointed when I went there last Sunday. But considering that Dublin didn’t manage to organise just ONE outside stall, anything is better than nothing.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 04 Dec

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Jazz Brunch Sundays

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 04 Dec

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday. They don’t specify who is playing at the brunch, I will see if I can find out more.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 04 Dec

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

The next Pure Vintage Fair will take place this week and it is what it says on the tin. A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month. There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items. Sounds interesting and with 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit and there will be a Christmas theme going as well!

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 04 Dec

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 04 Dec

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/

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 04 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

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

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/designandviolence/exhibits/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 04 Dec

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

Honest2Goodness Christmas Craft Fair

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

The weekly Honest2Goodness Market on Saturdays adds a day this week and runs a Chrsitmas Market on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/637829666397940/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 04 Dec

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 Dublin Song Series 2 with Sarah Brady,soprano; Andrew Gavin,tenor and Dearbhla Collins, piano, performing songs by Mozart, Britten, Duparc and Schumann.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1632-sundaysnoon-dublinsongseries2016-2

The Bernard Shaw Christmas Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 04 Dec

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.

In December this market will have a Christmas flavour and this weekend, it will even be a 2-day market on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free.

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

Drop-in Drawing Session – Chester Beatty

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 04 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

At this Drop-in Drawing Session you will learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration.

Admission is free, suitable from age 13. Materials are provided.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 04 Dec

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 04 Dec

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 04 Dec

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

The Noël Dumont Trio (www.facebook.com/noeldumontmusic) will play jazz, soul and lounge music in this new Sunday Jazz Brunch venue.

Admission is free.

www.bagotshutton.com/

The Art of 1916 – Lecture

14:00, Sun 04 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

“The Art of 1916″ is a lecture with Dr Marie Bourke. She will be reflecting on artists’ impressions of 1916 and how the forming and founding of an Independent Ireland was represented in the visual arts.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1618-sunday-lecture-the-art-of-1916

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 04 Dec

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 Letters of 1916 Project – Talk

15:00, Sun 04 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“The Letters of 1916 Project: Reflections at the end of the Centenary Year” is a talk in the National Gallery with Emma Clarke and Karolina Badzmierowska, NUI Maynooth.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks2016/Sunday_Dec4.aspx

John Blek – Gig

16:30, Sun 04 Dec

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

John Blek will sing Folk Songs at this gig.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

thehotspot.ie/#events

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 04 Dec

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.

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 04 Dec

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 04 Dec

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 04 Dec

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 04 Dec

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

Harlequin – Gig

20:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

Harlequin will play in the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx?category=-1&date=12/4/2016&display=event&eventid=473094

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 04 Dec

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 04 Dec

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

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

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 04 Dec

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 Song Room – Gig Night

21:00, Sun 04 Dec

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

The Song room presents emerging Irish talents at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-song-room-presents6

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 04 Dec

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 04 Dec

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 05 Dec

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6 Choral Masterpieces in 6 Great Cities

11:00 – 12:30, Mon 05 Dec

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

Between 17 Oct and 05 Dec, Tim Thurston will tell the story of 6 major composers and will play excerpts of some of their greatest choral works in the context of their premiers in 6 cities.

Tim is a broadcaster, lecturer and writer on the widest range of music from Gregorian Chant to Contemporary Jazz.

The topic this Monday is “Bach und Leipzig”.

Classes take place in Studio Theatre and no booking is necessary.
Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/6-choral-masterpieces-6-great-cities-tim-thurston

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 05 Dec

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 05 Dec

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/

Rigged returns: the 1634 Kerry election – Talk

17:00, Mon 05 Dec

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

The next Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Seminar will be with Brid McGrath (TCD). She will talk about

“Seks, lies and rigged returns: the 1634 Kerry election and its consequences”

(The first word in the title is misspelled on purpose as the right spelling with “x” would trigger EVERY spam filter and you wouldn’t get this e-mail then.)

Admission is free.

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

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 05 Dec

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

This is a workshop in the LexIcon Library that will give a basic introduction to 3D printing and will get you started with your first 3D printed object.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-3d-printing-adult-dlr-lexicon-tickets-27734861718?ref=devg

Italian Film Screening: La Selva delle Lettere

18:30, Mon 05 Dec

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

Italian Writer Giorgio Bassani’s 100th anniversary is celebrated with the film screening of “La Selva delle Lettere” in Italian with English subtitles.

Shot in Bassani’s Ferrara, near the Po’s delta and in Fassoli, the documentary is part of the Tv series La selva delle lettere produced by Pupi Avati and deals with Bassani’s relationship with his hometown.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/12/lunedi-al-cinema-la-selva-delle.html

Rakugo: Traditional Storytelling in Contemporary Japan – Talk

18:30, Mon 05 Dec

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

“Rakugo: Traditional Storytelling in Contemporary Japan” with Till Weingärtner (UCC) is the next lecture in the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies Public Evening Lecture Series.

Admission is free.

Rakugo storytelling might initially appear to be an anachronism. Dressed in a Kimono, the lone performer entertains the audience with very traditional comic monologues, thereby evoking a feeling of nostalgia and longing for the past. However, it is still very much alive in the 21st century: Performers, fans and journalists even speak of a new “Rakugo Boom”.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/38029.html

Secure Rents Meeting

19:00, Mon 05 Dec

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Social Justice campaigners “Uplift.ie” are inviting to a meeting to discuss on how to get the government to take action to stop out of control rents.

Admission is free.

uplift.ie/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 05 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 05 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 05 Dec

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 05 Dec

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 05 Dec

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 05 Dec

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 Band & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 05 Dec

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

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

Admission is free.

The sale of JJ Smyth’s seems to be delayed, so the show will go on!

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1130-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-56.html

Tuesday 06 Dec

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Personalised Christmas Card printmaking

10:00 – 12:30, Tue 06 Dec

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

Personalised Christmas Card printmaking with printmaker Jason Deans will take place on Tuesday.

He will show participants how to use drypoint etching to make a-one-of-a-kind Christmas card to send to loved ones. This beginner’s printing class will give you everything you need to send a personalised Christmas card.

Admission is free. Booking is required via 01-2801147. Max 15 people.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/personalised-christmas-card-printmaking-jason-deans

Live Animal Crib Launch

10:15, Tue 06 Dec

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Every year a crib with live animals puts up camp outside Mansion House for the pre-Christmas period. The animals will be brought there in the morning and taken back to their stables in the evening and admission to the crib is free.

The launch of this year’s Liven Animal Crib will be on Tuesday. It will be attended by Mayor Brendan Carr, Joe Healy (President of Irish Farmers’ Association), Little Angels from St Joseph’s School Maryland and the Lucan Gospel Choir.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil

Make Your Own Christmas Cards – Workshop

11:00, Tue 06 Dec

Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, Off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

This workshop will give you a chance to learn how to make your own Christmas cards with Ann McFadden. All material supplied.

Admission is free, but booking is essential via 01-8304341

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 06 Dec

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

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 06 Dec

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!

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 06 Dec

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/

Centre for Innovation Open House

18:00 – 20:30, Tue 06 Dec

Accenture – Centre for Innovation, 7 Hannover Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

Come to a preview of the Accenture Centre for Innovation on Hannover Quay. It will be an evening of interesting discussions, with the chance to catch up and share ideas with peers in tech, design, digital, analytics, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/centre-for-innovation-open-house-tickets-29510962082?ref=devg

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 06 Dec

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

This is a new 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/events/1759189697666662/

Create a Textile Artwork

18:15 – 20:15, Tue 06 Dec

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

Create a Textile Artwork with Bernie Leahy

“Create a textile and college artwork inspired by the exhibition. Using rich textures with contrasting colours and fabric text make your own textile banner to take home and frame. Learn how to piece and layer together collected fabrics to create amazing colour and texture combinations.”

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/create-textile-artwork-bernie-leahy

Dancing with Luck by Rory Brennan – Poetry Book Launch

18:30, Tue 06 Dec

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

You are invited to the launch of the poetry collection “Dancing with Luck” by Rory Brennan and paintings by Rafael Mahdavi. This poetry and art collection will be introduced by Seamus Hosey.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-dancing-with-luck-by-rory-brennan

Shedding Light on ESB Archives – Lecture

18:30, Tue 06 Dec

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Deirdre Mc Parland, Senior Archivist with the Electricity Supply Board will give a summary of the value that the archives have brought to the company during the past year and will outline the development of the archives website (esbarchives.ie). Presented by the Irish Society for Archives.

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

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 06 Dec

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/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 06 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 06 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Roots ‘n’ Blues – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 06 Dec

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weelly acoustic roots and blues session every Tuesday in Arthur’s Pub.

With Anthony Mannion(Guitar/vocals) and Luke Mercer(Guitar/vocals). Admision is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 06 Dec

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Hear One – Live Music Session

20:30, Tue 06 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Hear One is a new Live Music Session and the launch will happen on Tuesday.

The line-up for that gig will be:
+ Tadgh
+ Good Time Villans

Admission is free, but registration via a Facebook Page (Link on website below) is required.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/hearone-live-launch/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 06 Dec

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 06 Dec

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 06 Dec

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 06 Dec

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 07 Dec

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Free Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 07 Dec

Various heritage locations in Dublin

Entry charges at some OPW Heritage sites are waived once a month, on the “Free Wednesday”, the first Wednesday of the month. The Office of Public Works (OPW), who looks after the state owned heritage sites, wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therefore started this great initiative in 2011.

Most OPW managed sites can already be visited for free (e.g. Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, National Botanic Gardens, Pearse Museum, etc), but some sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ The Casino, Marino (closed for Winter)
+ Rathfarnham Castle
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

In the past Kilmainham Gaol (the most popular site) was also on that list, but it was removed some months ago and is sorely missed. There is a high risk that the Free Wednesday will be restricted further in coming months. Use it as long as it lasts.

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

www.heritageireland.ie/

Make Your Own Christmas Cards – Workshop

11:00, Wed 07 Dec

Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

This workshop will give you a chance to learn how to make your own Christmas cards with Ann McFadden. All material supplied.

Admission is free, but booking is essential via 01-8304341

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 07 Dec

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 07 Dec

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/

Fresh Film Showcase for young film makers

13:30 – 15:00, Wed 07 Dec

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

The Fresh Film Festival promotes the work of filmmakers under the age of 18. Hundreds of young filmmakers from all over Ireland submit films to Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards and some of these films are showcased at festivals and events all over the world.
This showcase of a selection of 2016 winners if for ages 13 and up and it highlights the best of young people’s filmmaking in Ireland.

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

www.ifi.ie/schools-2016-fresh-film-festival-showcase/

Leading Manufacturing Firms in the 1920s Irish Free State – Talk

16:00, Wed 07 Dec

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

Professor Frank Barry (TCD) will talk about “Beyond Beer, Butter and Biscuits: Leading Manufacturing Firms in the 1920s Irish Free State” 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 07 Dec

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

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00, Wed 07 Dec

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

Do you have an idea but need some help figuring out where to get started or what creative technologies might help bring the idea to life? Maybe you just want to bounce your idea off someone else?

Drop in to the Dún Laoghaire LexIcon Lab where Creative Technology Curator, Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, other “makers” and
members of the community will be there and keen to help out.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/drop-in-maker-evenings-dlr-lexicon-tickets-27893128097?ref=devg

A Day at a Time by Mary Kenny – Book Launch

18:30, Wed 07 Dec

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

Irish author, broadcaster, playwright and journalist Mary Kenny will launch her book “A Day at a Time: Thoughts and Reflections through the Seasons”, an entertaining collection of stories, observations and anecdotes.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-a-day-at-a-time-by-mary-kenny

Alcohol and Cancer: The Sobering Facts – Talk

18:30, Wed 07 Dec

Dublin Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2

The Irish Cancer Society is organsing a talk about “Alcohol and Cancer: The Sobering Facts”

Alcohol is a known cause of eight types of cancer. Every year approximately 900 new cancers and 500 cancer deaths are attributable to alcohol in Ireland. This talk will address the facts around alcohol consumption and increased cancer risk. And what can be done to reduce our risk.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/decoding-cancer-alcohol-and-cancer-the-sobering-facts-tickets-29078508602?ref=devg

Spanish Film Screening: La pared de las palabras

18:30, Wed 07 Dec

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

“La pared de las palabras / The wall of words” is the next Spanish Film screened in the Instituto Cervantes.

The film explores the capacity of human communication to overcome disability. A great opportunity to see one of the best Cuban movies of 2015 with interesting views on mental health. Dir. Fernando Pérez, 2014, 97 min

Admission is free. It will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles.

Václav Havel: Theatre as Politics, and Politics as Theatre – Conversation

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 07 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Czech Embassy in Ireland, together with the National Library of Ireland and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature present a literary and political conversation entitled “Václav Havel: Theatre as Politics, and Politics as Theatre”

Michael Žantovský, the author of the biography “Havel: A Life” will be in conversation with Maurice Manning.

Unfortunately registration was requested by Friday 02 December via dublin@embassy.mzv.czm but if you are really interested, I would still send a mail and maybe you are lucky.

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

Women on Boards – Are Quotas the Only Solution? – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 07 Dec

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

“Unequal Representation for Women on Boards – Are Quotas the Only Solution?” with Dr Anne Laure Humbert (Cranfield University School of Management) will look at Gender Equality and how it can be achieved.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/women-on-boards-are-quotas-the-only-solution-lecture-by-dr-anne-humbert-tickets-29403054327?ref=devg

Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer – Film Screening & Mulled Wine

18:45 – 22:00, Wed 07 Dec

Brooks Hotel, 59 Drury Street, Dublin 2

The Goethe-Institut is inviting to a mulled wine reception and a film screening. The film is “Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer / The Flying Classroom” (1954) based on the Erich Kästner book from 1933.

In German with English subtitles.

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

More information is here.

The story covers the last few days of term before Christmas in a boarding school. A group of friends are are preparing for the end-of-term festivities. But there are surprises, sadness and trouble on the way – and a secret that changes everything.

The Flying Classroom is a magical, thrilling and bittersweet story about friendship, fun and being brave when you are at your most scared.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/film-screening-and-mulled-wine-reception-tickets-29570412901?ref=devg

Human by Yann Arthus-Bertrand – Screening

19:00 – 22:00, Wed 07 Dec

Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinitiy College Dublin, Dublin 2

World Vision Ireland and the Irish School of Ecumenicsin Trinity College invite to the screening of
“HUMAN” a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand in support of Human Rights Day.

The movie will be followed by a short discussion.

Admission is free, but it seems tickets have to be booked via the Eventbrite website below.

“Human” is a collection of stories, offering a reflection on what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, Human brings us face to face with the “Other” making us reflect on our lives.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/screening-of-human-for-human-rights-day-tickets-29223214421?ref=devg

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 07 Dec

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 07 Dec

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 07 Dec

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 07 Dec

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 07 Dec

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 07 Dec

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 07 Dec

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 08 Dec

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Thu 08 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Christmas at CHQ

11:00 – 16:00, Thu 08 Dec

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Christmas at CHQ is a small Christmas-themed market in the CHQ building with arts, crafts and food products.

It is not the successor of the George’s Dock CHristmas Market from previous years!

The market runs from Thursday until Sunday every week until Christmas.

www.facebook.com/events/336272220078449/

Poetry Ireland Pop-Up Christmas Shop

11:00 – 19:00, Thu 08 Dec

Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Poetry Ireland are running a Pop-Up Christmas Shop from Thursday 08 Dec until Saturday 10 Dec. There will be literary-related and creative gifts from some of the cultural organisations in Dublin 1 (e.g. Poetry Ireland, Irish Writers’ Centre, Irish Heritage Trust, Gate Theatre, Abbey THeatre and many more) and mulled wine will also be available.

Admission is free.

On Sat 10 Dec at 13:00, singer Lisa Lambe will perform.

www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/poetry-ireland-pop-up-christmas-shop

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 08 Dec

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

Planets around other Suns – Lecture

12:00 – 14:00, Thu 08 Dec

Schrödinger Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Prof Andrew Cameron (University of St Andrews) and Prof Aline Vidotto (TCD) will present different physical perspectives about the diversity of exoplanetary systems (There are more than 3400 exoplanets!). Ultimately, the study of extra-solar systems can help us better understand our own solar system.

Find more details about these lectures on the Eventbrite site below, where you also have to register for this free event.

www.eventbrite.com/e/school-of-physics-inaugural-lecture-planets-around-other-suns-tickets-29813302390?ref=devg

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 08 Dec

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

Is Pathways to Work solving unemployment? – Talk

12:45 – 14:15, Thu 08 Dec

TASC, 14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Dr. Mary Murphy, (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) will talk about “Is Pathways to Work, Ireland’s activation policy, solving unemployment or supporting a low pay economy?”

Admission is free and you are invited to bring your lunch and eat it during the talk, Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Register with Sylvia Byrne on 01 6169050 or via sbyrne@tasc.ie if you wish to attend.

www.tasc.ie/events/2016/12/08/lunchtime-seminar-dr-mary-murphynational-universit/

Christmas in the Music Library

13:00, Thu 08 Dec

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

Christmas Carols will be sung by the Dublin City Council Choir. Get into the festive season with this up-lifting Christmas Carol session.

Admission is free. Limited seating available on a first come, first served basis.

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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Thu 08 Dec

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!

WWI Ireland: Public Tour

14:00, Thu 08 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Coeme to this free tour of the exhibition “WWIreland: Exploring the Irish Experience”. The tour showcases original artefacts, first hand personal accounts and eyewitness testimony from the Irish men and women who experienced WWI.

The exhibition is located at No 2/3 Kildare Street.

Admission is free.

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

Cecilia Ahern – Book Signing

17:30, Thu 08 Dec

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Cecilai Ahern will be in Eason’s to sign her book “Lyrebird”.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/events/action~month/exact_date~1480550400/request_format~html/

Gastronomy and Sustainability: Save the Oceans. Feed the World / Deconstructing Dani García

17:30, Thu 08 Dec

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The film screening of “Save the Oceans. Feed the World” (19 mins) and “Deconstructing Dani García” (72 mins) will take place.

The short documentary examines the capacity of the world’s oceans to provide nutrition to those most in need, featuring internationally-renowned chefs and a leading marine biologist. 19 mins. In Spanish and English with English subtitles.

And after that: The circuitous route taken by internationally-renowned Spanish chef Dani García, shows just how difficult it is to succeed in the culinary world. Dir. Iñigo Ruiz, Alfonso Cortés Cavanillas, 2015

Light Refreshments will be served.

Admission is free.

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 08 Dec

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/

In Love with Paris – Gérard Ramon – Exhibition Launch

18:30, Thu 08 Dec

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Gérard Ramon is a French sculptor whose big sculptures of bronze and copper are on streets and squares in many French cities and private collections all over the world. He also expressed his love for his hoeme city Paris through drawings and watercolours that are collected for the first time in the book “In Love with Paris” which mixes his colour illustrations with quotes about Paris by famous writers.
The exhibition will be presented by Svetlana Pironko, publisher at Betimes Books, and excerpts read by Anne Nakache and Georgina Polhill. The book and limited edition prints signed by the artist will be on sale during the launch.

Admission is free.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Mike Nelson in conversation with Jaki Irvine

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 08 Dec

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

Artist Mike Nelson will talk to artist Jaki Irvine about Nelson’s artistic practice to date.

More information and the required booking via the Eventbrite site below.

Admssion is free.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/masterclass-series-artist-talk-3-mike-nelson-in-conversation-with-jaki-irvine-tickets-26410228705?ref=devg

Wreath Making Demonstration

18:30, Thu 08 Dec

Shankill Library, Library Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin

At this Wreath Making Demonstration for Adults with Aoife Munn, you will get to try out the techniques during for creating your own homemade wreath after the event. This is a step-by-step guide and no previous crafting experience is necessary.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 2801147

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/wreath-making-demonstration-adults-aoife-munn

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 08 Dec

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/

Carols for Choice

19:00 – 20:00, Thu 08 Dec

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The Abortion Rights Campaign is inviting to a Carol Singing outside of the GPO.

Admission is free and you are welcome tp participate. Lyrics will be provided.

www.facebook.com/events/1137755602940408/

Christmas Recital

19:00, Thu 08 Dec

Dalkey Library, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Come along for festive music with the Kingston Academy and poetry recitals with local young people.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/christmas-recital

Haiku Poetry Performance in Scots and Irish

19:00 – 20:30, Thu 08 Dec

Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

A bi-lingual Haiku performance in Scots and Irish with John McDonald and Gabriel Rosenstock will take place in Poetry Ireland.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/tea-wi-teh-abbot-tae-i-dteannta-an-aba-tickets-29845757464?ref=devg

James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Lecture

19:00, Thu 08 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “Published in 1916: James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” with Prof Hans Walter Gabler will take place in the National Library.

Admission is free.

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 08 Dec

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 08 Dec

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/

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Thu 08 Dec

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 Thursday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Irish Garden Plant Society ‘Conversazione’

19:30, Thu 08 Dec

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A relaxed and informal gathering for everybody interested in Garden Plants. all. You should bring along plants, pictures and your gardening anecdotes. Organised by the Irish Garden Plant Society

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Highly Strung: Two Men & Their Guitars – Gig

20:00, Thu 08 Dec

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

“Highly Strung” will play a gig in the Hard Rock Cafe. Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx?category=-1&date=12/8/2016&display=event&eventid=439726

The Luna Boys – Gig

20:30, Thu 08 Dec

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

The Luna Boys will play a gig in the Harbour Bar. They call their genre “BOOM Grass”.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 08 Dec

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 08 Dec

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 08 Dec

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/

Keep on Trucking – Open Mic Session

21:30, Thu 08 Dec

Peadar Brown’s, 1a Lower Clanbrasil Street, Dublin 8

A live music open mic session, called “Keep on Trucking” takes place every Thursday in Peadar Brown’s Pub, it is presented by Joey Magic.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/peadarbrowns/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 08 Dec

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 08 Dec

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 08 Dec

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 08 Dec

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/

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Christmas Markets in Dublin – Comprehensive List

08:45, Fri 09 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

To help you with your Christmas entertainment and Christmas shopping, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has a comprehensive list of all (free) Christmas Markets in Greater Dublin for you!

Check it out at www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com and tell all your friends!

If you are involved with any Christmas Market that is not listed there, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject XMAS and I will look at your event and include it in the list if it fits.

www.dublinchristmasmarkets.com/

Designer Dublin Christmas Market

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 09 Dec

Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2

The Forecourt at the Bank of Ireland on College Green will be the home of a “Designer Dublin Christmas Market” on Friday and Saturday.

Arts, Craft and Designer Products will be on sale.

Admission is free,

www.facebook.com/DesignerDublinChristmasMarket

Telling your Story

10:00 – 12:30, Fri 09 Dec

Motor Tax Office, Block B, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

For business, at a networking event, an interview or a formal presentation, presenting yourself and telling your story is crucial to a successful outcome. At this event you will learn how best to get your message across and be yourself when pitching for business.

This is an event of Innovation Enterprise Network and admission is free. It will take place on the 3rd floor of the Motor Tax Office. Registration is required via the Eventbrite link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/telling-your-story-tickets-29640531628?ref=devg

CHQ Market

11:00, Fri 09 Dec

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Every Friday the chq will run a market in the building with a whole range of stalls. There will be food and arts & craft. Some stalls are there every week, others change regularly.

Admission is free.

chq.ie/chq-market-every-friday/

Christmas at CHQ

11:00 – 16:00, Fri 09 Dec

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Christmas at CHQ is a small Christmas-themed market in the CHQ building with arts, crafts and food products.

It is not the successor of the George’s Dock CHristmas Market from previous years!

The market runs from Thursday until Sunday every week until Christmas.

www.facebook.com/events/336272220078449/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Fri 09 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

Dun Laoghaire’s Christmas Festival is a small Christmas Market with a about 10 wooden huts along the “metals”, the area from Meadow and Byrne until LexIcon underneath the Pavilion theatre.

I have to admit that the PR sounded better than the real thing and I was a little disappointed when I went there last Sunday. But considering that Dublin didn’t manage to organise just ONE outside stall, anything is better than nothing.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas/

Poetry Ireland Pop-Up Christmas Shop

11:00 – 19:00, Fri 09 Dec

Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Poetry Ireland are running a Pop-Up Christmas Shop from Thursday 08 Dec until Saturday 10 Dec. There will be literary-related and creative gifts from some of the cultural organisations in Dublin 1 (e.g. Poetry Ireland, Irish Writers’ Centre, Irish Heritage Trust, Gate Theatre, Abbey THeatre and many more) and mulled wine will also be available.

Admission is free.

On Sat 10 Dec at 13:00, singer Lisa Lambe will perform.

www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/poetry-ireland-pop-up-christmas-shop

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 09 Dec

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

Christmas Bazaar

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 09 Dec

Block B, 1/6 Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin 7

With over 100 stalls, this is one of the biggest Christmas Markets in Dublin. Not a Christmas Market in the traditional sense, but a Market for goods that people give as presents at Christmas.

It is indoors at Smithfield and runs over three days from Friday until Sunday.

www.facebook.com/events/1104731942897837/

Dublin Christmas Flea Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 09 Dec

Point Village, Dublin 1

The Dublin Flea Market takes place every month in the Food Co-op, but once a year at Christmas, that place is much too small. For the second year the Dublin Christmas Flea Market takes place at the Point Village near the Gibson Hotel and the Point Theatre (aka 3 Arena).

More than 70 stalls will be there and the market runs from Friday until Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchristmasflea.ie/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 09 Dec

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

Basic Talks at the Hugh Lane Gallery: Fiona Hallinan

13:00, Fri 09 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Artist Fiona Hallinan will present some of her recent and upcoming projects including the Department of Ultimology and Fink’s at Grazer Kunstverein.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1628-basic-talks-9th-december

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 09 Dec

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

The Essential Brendan Kennelly moves to Italy

18:30, Fri 09 Dec

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

A selection of Brendan Kennelly’s poems, chosen from the latest collection “The Essential Brendan Kennelly. Selected Poems” has been translated into Italian. It has been edited by Giuliana Bendelli and contains poems translated by Rosangela Barone, Giuliana Bendelli and Melita Cataldi.

On Friday a reading takes place. Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/12/the-essential-brendan-kennelly.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 09 Dec

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

Reflections on Schrödinger’s “What is life?” – Lecture

19:30, Fri 09 Dec

Fitzgerald Building, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The 22nd Yearly Schrödinger Lecture takes place on Friday in the Schrödinger Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin. Professor Nick Barton of the Institute of of Science and Technology Austria will talk about “Reflections on Schrödinger’s ‘What is life?’”

Admission is free, but booking via the Eventbrite link below is required. A reception will take place immediately following the talk.

www.eventbrite.com/e/schrodinger-lecture-2016-tickets-28685679640?ref=devg

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star-Gazing

20:00, Fri 09 Dec

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

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

This event happens regularly on a Friday and is followed by a similar evening in Clontarf on Saturday.

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Joey Gavin – Gig

20:00, Fri 09 Dec

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

Joey Gavin will play Psych Folk at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx?category=-1&date=12/9/2016&display=event&eventid=469107

Tongue in chic – Gig

20:30, Fri 09 Dec

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

Tongue in Chic are a tribute to the King of Disco, Nile Rodgers. They are playing hits from Rodgers’ repertoire, from disco to funk, to straight-up classic pop.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 09 Dec

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 09 Dec

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

The Untouchables – Gig

21:30, Fri 09 Dec

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

The Untouchables are entertaining with blues/pop/rock at this gig.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Santoria – Soul Gig

22:30, Fri 09 Dec

The Inn, 7 Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

Popular Soul Band Santoria will play a gig in the Raheny Inn. Admission is free.

www.santoria.ie/

Events Coming Up

Temple Bar Tradfest 2017

25-29 January 2017

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest won’t happen until the end of January, so there is still plenty of time to talk about it, right? Well, yes, we can talk about it again in a few weeks, but I want to make sure that the “talking about it” is: “Imagine what great tickets I got”, not “Aww, all booked out, I didn’t get tickets for the gig I wanted to go to.”.

So, the Temple Bar Trad Fest is made up of lots of gigs that are not free, but there are also lots of gigs that are free! Tickets are already available and for the free gigs, you should go here: frontrowsessions.tickets.ie/

The website that contains all non-free gigs but currently doesn’t seem to have a link to the free gigs (!) is here: www.templebartrad.com/

Singsation – Concert

Fri 16 Dec – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Singsation is a female vocal group who sing a wide range of songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, a mix from pop to jazz songs, mostly in fourpart harmony, arranged by Musical Director Andy O’Callaghan.

Admission to their concert is free, but tickets are allocated through a lottery and to enter the draw for free tickets, send a mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie Two tickets will be allocated to each successful applicant.

Closing date for applications is 12:00 on Friday 07 December. Only successful applicants will be notified.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,37115,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+11+17+18+29 December

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 December walks will take place on 10+11+17+18+29 December.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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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!

President Higgins’ visual impairment!?

Visual impairment is no fun in most cases. It is certainly not a choice and impacts the life of every affected person in a HUGE way. “Normal” seeing people expect that they have a field of vision of a good bit more than 180 degrees (including peripheral vision). So, imagine how it would affect you if out of 180 degrees a massive piece of that semi circle was missing. Blacked out or so hazy that you can’t make out what is there.

No severe medical condition regarding his eyesight is known about Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland. But it seems that the piece of that semi circle that he can’t seen can easily hold between 10,000 and 100,000 people. Because that’s the number (10,000-100,000) that were killed by the state in Cuba. At least 78,000 are estimated to have died trying to flee Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. (see www.quora.com/How-many-deaths-was-Fidel-Castro-responsible-for )

Fidel Castro was a brutal dictator in Cuba! Yes, there are some good things that he did in the areas of medicine and education, for example. But any absolutist leader will achieve SOME positive things and wil help SOME people. Even Hitler and Stalin did some positive things.

But how can you completely ignore the oppression of the people of a whole country, the killing of up to 100,000 and the fact that in all Castro’s years in power, he didn’t allow a single free election? How can you be soo blind that you talk of Fidel Castro as a leader “whose view was not only one of freedom for his people but for all of the oppressed and excluded peoples on the planet”. Freedom of his people!?!?!?!? He killed 78,000 who were prepared to risk their lives to get away from that freedom! He did give his people so much freedom that they weren’t allowed to vote once in nearly 50 years? And Fidel Castro the dictator, the oppressor allegedly cared about “all of the oppressed ..on the planet”?

No big problem, if Mr Higgins (or Comrade Higgins) has that opinion. Still wrong, but who cares about his ideology. But it was an absolutely shocking statement by a president of a democratic European country.

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–Joerg

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