Dublin Event Guide 505: There are more than 220 free events in Dublin coming up!

February 18th, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 505 | 17 February 2017

Subscribers: 24,150

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Hi all!

This is an odd week! Not because there are very few events. No, there are LOTS of events. Nearly 220! But there is no outstanding event. Nothing where I would say you HAVE to go. There are lots of good events and that is a great thing, so I am definitely not complaining. Try something new this week. Something you normally don’t do! You might find a very interesting new direction/interest/past time. And if you are reluctant, read the Feel Good Slot today! ;-)

The Big 500 Share is still running and still needs a LOT of support. Check it out in the Dublin News and don’t forget that you will get a free “Secret Dublin” Guide Book if you help!!! ;-)

I am posting this Dublin Event Guide again in two stages, but the first stage is already super super late because again I couldn’t keep my eyes open last night- :-( The two stages are: First online on the website and the smart phone app/web app and then I will add more events and send the final edition by mail as soon as it is finished.

This is the FINAL version.

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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 web hosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 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.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week the Feel Good Slot quote is by entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker Jim Rohn. He said:

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn

So, don’t wait for luck coming your way, but take control and make the changes that are needed to achieve what you want!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week it is REALLY difficult to choose some events from the long list. The list is VERY long with nearly 220 event, but there is not one OUTSTANDING event. They are (nearly) all good and interesting. So I think this week, I will have to leave you to your own devices and won’t be able to give any help.

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Competitions

Society and her Anxiety – Theatre – Ticket Competition

23 Feb – 21:30
Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The Smock Alley Theatre is inviting to their “Scene + Heard” Festival. Scene + Heard is a festival of new work across live performance genres : Music / Dance/ Theatre / Comedy / Spoken Word and it runs from 14 Feb – 04 Mar. The full programme is here: www.smockalley.com/sceneheard-programme/

“Society and her Anxiety” is a theatre show in the second week of the festival and it is produced by Olivia Haran:
Have you ever found yourself in a conversation you don’t want to be in? Have you ever found yourself standing in a queue to nowhere or found yourself praying for that promotion? This show will be your guide into society’s anxieties.
Written, directed and performed by The Banjaxed Clowns; Peter James Melrose, Hannah Colgan, Aoife Honohan and Séan McGillicuddy.

Tickets are EUR 12/10 for this show and you can buy them here.

Olivia has a pair of tickets for a Dublin Event Guide reader and who will get it, will be decided through a competition. If you would like to win, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with ANXIETY in the subject line of the mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with my by 14:00 on Tuesday 20 February.

www.smockalley.com/

Ireland’s Got Curves – Ticket Competition

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

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

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

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

www.facebook.com/irelandsgotcurves

Stiff + Kitsch / In.A.Hoop – Musical Comedy and Aerial Hoop – Competition Update

Thu 16 Feb – 21:30
Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The Smock Alley Theatre is inviting to their “Scene + Heard” Festival. Scene + Heard is a festival of new work across live performance genres : Music / Dance/ Theatre / Comedy / Spoken Word and it runs from 14 Feb – 04 Mar. The full programme is here: www.smockalley.com/sceneheard-programme/

One of the first week events is a double-bill of musical comedy with Stiff + Kitch: “By All Accounts Two Normal Girls” and aerial hoop performance In.A.Hoop. It will take place from Thurs 16 – Sat 18 Feb.

Tickets are EUR 12 for this double event and you can buy them here.

The Smock Alley Theatre has made some tickets available for the competition and the winners were Deirdre Gilsenan and Natalie Celement.

Here is a video clip of the Aerial hoop act www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfY8n–pIgg

www.smockalley.com/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

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

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

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

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

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

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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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The Big 500 Share!!

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

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

The amount needed for the Dublin Event Guide in 2014 is EUR 3400 (EUR 2400 to send the weekly e-mail magazine and at least EUR 1000 to fix parts of the smartphone app and to improve the website.) So the closer we come to this, the better, but until today, we managed to raise EUR 1070. About 300 Euro of that will go to the charities and the rest will just cover the Dublin Event Guide cost for about 3.5 months. So your help is STILL needed!!!

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

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

Ireland 2040 – How should it look like? – Submissions requested

The National Planning Framework is an initiative by the current government to find out how we (and experts) think Ireland should or will look like in 2040. 2040 is only 23 years away, but Ireland will be unrecognisable in comparison to today. I expect that the job market in Ireland will have changed dramatically, petrol & diesel cars will be phased out and all new cars will have to be electric cars (Holland will enforce that from 2025 already and Germany from 2030!!). Will we have enough housing? Will the Metro North be finished by then? ;-)

What do you think? How do you expect 2040 to be?

Your opinions and ideas are wanted and you can submit them at www.npf.ie (at Share your Views) or via npf@housing.gov.ie until 16 March 2017.

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

Mountain Walking will NOT be banned – Important Court Decision

The High Court made on Friday an EXTREMELY important decision for everybody who likes Hill Walking or Mountain Walking.

In August of 2013 a Teresa Wall from Swords went for a Hill Walk in the Dublin Mountains near the Sally Gap/Roundwood. In that area old railway sleepers (big wooden beams) are put together to form a boardwalk across wetland. But Teresa Wall had a mishap. She tripped accidentally and fell on her knee. This is nothing unusual and has happened to most of us at some stage in our life. You and I would probably hurt for a bit, maybe even have to go to a doctor, but we know that if we trip, then we didn’t pay enough attention and it was our own fault.

Mrs Wall was thinking differently and must have seen an opportunity to make some money. She sued the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Circuit Court under Judge Jacqueline Linnane made the crazy decision that Wall deserved a payment of EUR 40,000 because allegedly the NPWS who put the boardwalk there was negligent because the wood had rotted at a place, which was a contributor to the fall.

Luckily and rightly the High Court disagreed and overturned the decision. Teresa Wall will now get nothing and importantly it was decided that SHE was negligent and not the NPWS. A great decision to stop people from trying to make money through compensations but also extremely important because if the NPWS had been given all blame, they would have to stop people from using the boardwalks as otherwise the law suits against them would never stop.

www.rte.ie/news/2017/0217/853394-teresa-wall-hillwalker-appeal/

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

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

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016 – Exhibition

26 November – 26 March

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/Exhibitions/Upcoming/Hennessy.aspx
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Yan Wang Preston: Mother River

28 January – 05 March

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

Mother River is a photographic odyssey by the British-Chinese photographer, Yan Wang Preston along the full 6211km of the river Yangtze, China’s ‘Mother River’. From the remote high Tibetan Plateau, through the Three Gorges and on to the river’s end at Shanghai, this series of colour photographs captures the dramatic shifts in landscape and offers fresh perspectives on China’s present-day development. Yan Wang Preston went to sixty-three locations every 100 km of the river’s course and photographed there whatever she found.

This exhibition is part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

Yan Wang Preston will give a public talk about her work on Saturday 28 January at 12:00.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

The Typographic Dante

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

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Saturday 18 Feb

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Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 18 Feb

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 18 Feb

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 18 Feb

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 18 Feb

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 18 Feb

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 18 Feb

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 18 Feb

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 18 Feb

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 18 Feb

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/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 18 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Feb

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Humans Need Not Apply – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 18 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 18 Feb

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bernardshawfleamarket/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 18 Feb

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/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 18 Feb

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

Intercultural Tour in Irish – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sat 18 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Irish Language with Community Ambassador Jack FitzGerald will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Famelab Ireland: Dublin Heat

16:00 – 18:00, Sat 18 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Fame Lab is an event that ir run by the British Council and Cheltenham Festivals.

Armed only with their wits and a few props, the newest voices from the world of science in Dublin will deliver short 3-minute pieces on bizarre and pertinent science concepts. Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rule – the 3 Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.

The winner of the FameLab Dublin Heat will go to the National Final, where Ireland’s best will compete for the chance to represent their country at the International Famelab Final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2017.

Admission to the Dublin Heat event in Science Gallery is free, but registration is required via the Eventbrite link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/famelab-ireland-dublin-heat-tickets-31250093872?ref=devg

Chas Palmer / Band Donation – Gig

21:00, Sat 18 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Chas Palmer and Band Donation are playing gigs in Sin É on Saturday.

Admission is free.

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

Johnny Rayge and Red Velvet – Gig

21:00, Sat 18 Feb

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

Indie-Rock Singer-Songwriter Johnny Rayge and Red Velvet will play a gig in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 18 Feb

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/

Mescalito – Gig

21:00, Sat 18 Feb

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

Mescalito are playing a Psychedelic Funk Rock Gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

The Happiness Showcase – Gig

21:00, Sat 18 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The band The Happiness are playing a showcase gig on Saturday.

Admission is free.

theliquorrooms.com/event/the-happiness-showcase-2/?instance_id=300

Brass Tacks – Gig

22:30, Sat 18 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Brass Tacks will play a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-brass-tacks-5/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 19 Feb

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

Festival of Russian Culture

09:00, Sun 19 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Festival of Russian Culture is being celebrated in Dublin since 2010 with a programme of music, dance, film and talks. The main festival locations will be the Hugh Lane Gallery and the libraries in Dublin. The festival will run from 19-26 February and the Family Day on Sunday 26 Feb in the National Show Centre in Swords is one of the highlights of the week, however unlike in some previous years, it is unfortunately not a free event anymore (EUR 5).

Apart from the Family Day, there are some free events in this year’s programme and they will be listed individually in this Dublin Event Guide. The full programme is on the website below.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Feb

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Feb

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 19 Feb

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

Finally, this year, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October 2016. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours even through the winter months, They will take place every Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Feb

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 19 Feb

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/

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Feb

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Feb

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 Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Feb

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Feb

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Jazz Brunch Sundays

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 19 Feb

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 19 Feb

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

Rumble in the Jumble – Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 19 Feb

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

Jumble in the Rumble is a Market/Bazaar for Vinyl, Bricabrac, Vintage and Crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/637293736457215/

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 19 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

This week’s theme is: Light, Darkness, Drama

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Creative_Sundays/Creative_Corner_Feb19.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 19 Feb

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 19 Feb

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 19 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Humans Need Not Apply – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 19 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 19 Feb

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 be part of the Festival of Russian Culture and will be a Concert of Russian Music

with Fionnula Moynihan, piano; Helene Hutchinson, soprano; Paul Roe, clarinet; Lance Coburn, piano; Eoin Flood, piano; Sylvia O’Brien, soprano; Anna Kiselyova, piano.

www.hughlane.ie

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 19 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration at this relaxed and informal drop-in drawing session.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for aged 13+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 19 Feb

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/

Guided Tour – Hugh Lane Gallery (English & Russian)

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 19 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

As part of the Festval of Russian Culture, a guided tour of the Hugh Lane Gallery with Russian interpreting takes place.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 19 Feb

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

Intercultural Tour in Japanese – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 19 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese with Community Ambassador Hiromi Anzai will take place.

Admission is free.

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Feb

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Sunday Jazz Brunch

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

www.bagotshutton.com/

Acoustic Karma – Gig

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 19 Feb

Blue Light Pub, Barnacullia, Stepaside. Co. Dublin

Acoustic Karma are playing an acoustic rock and roll gig at the Blue Light Pub again.

Admission is free.

Battleship Potemkin – Film Screening

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The film screening “Battleship Potemkin” by Sergey Eisenstein (1925) will take place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.It is part of the Festival of Russian Culture.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 19 Feb

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

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 19 Feb

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

This event is a chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators. It is a drop-in handling session for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3167

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 19 Feb

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

Ribera and Caravaggio – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 19 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Ribera and Caravaggio” is a talk with Dr. Peter Cherry, Trinity College Dublin in association with the exhibition “Beyond Caravaggio” in the Beit Wing of the gallery.

The talk will not take place in the Caravaggio exhibition, but separately. Admission is free. (Admission to the Caravaggio exhibition is not free.)

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks2017/Sunday_Feb19.aspx

Blues, Country & Jazz Session

16:30, Sun 19 Feb

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

Eamon Murray & Darin “Diego” Joye will perform in the Hopt Spot Music Club. They will be playing an eclectic mix of Blues, Country and Jazz, including great tunes by Little Walter and Muddy Waters, Willie Nelson and Bobby Charles, Mose Alison, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

thehotspot.ie/#events

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 19 Feb

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.

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

18:00 – 22:00, Sun 19 Feb

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

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

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

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub and this Sunday the focus will be on the French Bourre dance.

www.facebook.com/events/1244556652306838/

Jazz in The Barbers

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 19 Feb

The Barbers, 19 Grangegorman Rd Lwr

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/barbersbar

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 19 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 19 Feb

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 19 Feb

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/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 19 Feb

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 19 Feb

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

Those Responsible – Sunday Blues

20:30, Sun 19 Feb

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

Those Responsible will play a gig at the Bowery’s Sunday Blues Night.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 19 Feb

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 19 Feb

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

Will Whisson – Gig

21:00, Sun 19 Feb

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

Singer/Songwriter Will Whisson is playing an acoustic folk gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 19 Feb

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/

Monday 20 Feb

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Festival of Russian Culture

09:00, Mon 20 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Festival of Russian Culture is being celebrated in Dublin since 2010 with a programme of music, dance, film and talks. The main festival locations will be the Hugh Lane Gallery and the libraries in Dublin. The festival will run from 19-26 February and the Family Day on Sunday 26 Feb in the National Show Centre in Swords is one of the highlights of the week, however unlike in some previous years, it is unfortunately not a free event anymore (EUR 5).

Apart from the Family Day, there are some free events in this year’s programme and they will be listed individually in this Dublin Event Guide. The full programme is on the website below.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 20 Feb

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

Baby Workshop – National Gallery

12:00 – 14:30, Mon 20 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Two Baby Workshops take place in the National Gallery on Monday 20 Feb. The first one is from 12:00-12:35 and the second from 14:00-14:35. They are suitable for babies that are not yet walking, but only 10 places are available on each and booking is required. They take place every 3rd Monday of the month, so if you can’t get a place this time, put it on your calendar for March!

The workshop is entitled “NGIBaby Workshop – Music and Drama” with Beth O’Halloran. These workshops are a fun and relaxing way for your babies to socialise and to explore new colours, textures and sounds as well as getting comfortable in the National Gallery. Workshop themes are inspired by the collection and exhibitions in the Gallery.

Admission is free, but booking is required and opened on 14 February 2017, so it is easily possible that all places are gone. To book, email education@ngi.ie and state clearly which time you prefer (12:00 or 14:00) and also your baby’s name and age. Babies must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Babies/Baby_12pm_20Feb.aspx

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 20 Feb

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/

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13:00, Mon 20 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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Storytime sessions for ages 3-7

15:00, Mon 20 Feb

Dundrum Library, Upper Churchtown Road, Dundrum

On Mondays 13+20+27 Feb Storytime sessions with Aoife Munn (for kids aged 3-7) will take place in the Dundrum Library.

“Did you know that regular reading aloud to young children, particularly in an engaging manner, promotes language development, entertains the child and encourages a lifelong love of books and reading? Come along to these warm sessions with reader, mother and horticulturist Aoife Munn.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via dundrumlib@dlrcoco.ie or 01-2985000.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/storytime-sessions-aoife-munn

Russia: FLicking through the history book – Talk

16:00 – 17:30, Mon 20 Feb

The Lab, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

“Russia: Flicking through the history book” is an overview of anniversaries and dates of importance in the Russian history by Vera Smyth. It takes place in the Dublin City Arts Office (Studio 4) in The Lab and is part of the Festival of Russian Culture.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

Round Hand Characters – History Lecture

17:00, Mon 20 Feb

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

Round Hand Character: script, commerce and nation (1690-1750) with Aileen Douglas (TCD) is the next lecture in the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series 2016-17.

Admission is free.

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

3D printing – Let’s get technical – Workshop

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 20 Feb

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

“3D printing – Let’s get technical” builds on the regular basic introduction workshop in dlr LexIcon and introduces more technical tools for 3D modelling.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/3d-printing-lets-get-technical-tickets-30355257392?ref=devg

The Bolsheviks and Revolutionary Ireland – Talk

19:00 – 20:00, Mon 20 Feb

JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Only one step: The Bolsheviks and Revolutionary Ireland” is a lecture on the Centenary of the Russian October revolution by Dr.John Borgonovo. It is part of the Festival of Russian Culture and is organised by the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies in TCD.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 20 Feb

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

Bowery Stand-Up Comedy Night

20:30, Mon 20 Feb

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

Five comedians will perform at this Stand up Comedy night in the Bowery.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

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

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

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

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

21:00, Mon 20 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 20 Feb

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 20 Feb

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 20 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/1185-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-64.html

Tuesday 21 Feb

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Festival of Russian Culture

09:00, Tue 21 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Festival of Russian Culture is being celebrated in Dublin since 2010 with a programme of music, dance, film and talks. The main festival locations will be the Hugh Lane Gallery and the libraries in Dublin. The festival will run from 19-26 February and the Family Day on Sunday 26 Feb in the National Show Centre in Swords is one of the highlights of the week, however unlike in some previous years, it is unfortunately not a free event anymore (EUR 5).

Apart from the Family Day, there are some free events in this year’s programme and they will be listed individually in this Dublin Event Guide. The full programme is on the website below.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

March to Melody – Songs from Military Marches

10:00 – 15:00, Tue 21 Feb

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

This is a musical workshop with musician Larry Beau for kids Age 12-16. Sing traditional call and response songs of military cadence – army songs from the Irish republic dating back to the 19th century. No formal music training necessary.

There will be two events, one from 10:00-12:00 and the other from 13:00-15:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3227

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 21 Feb

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

Mid-term special: Travel Stories with Xanthe Gresham

12:30 – 14:30, Tue 21 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Mid-term special “Travel Stories” with storyteller Xanthe Gresham will delve into the unknown worlds near and far. It will be an afternoon full of adventures and inner journeys as Xanthe weaves tales inspired by the Library’s rich collections.

Admission is free and no booking required. The event will run twice at 12:30-13:00 and at 14:00-14:30.

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

Master class on John Field – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 21 Feb

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

“Irish Composer John Field and his Russian Pupils” is a lecture & illustrated performance by Anna Kiselyova of the piano works of John Field and Mikhail Glinka, Field’s most famous Russian student. The event is part of the Russian Cultural Festival.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8734333 or musiclibrary@dublincity.ie

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

The Law and assisted dying – Dr Thomas McMorrow – Talk

13:00, Tue 21 Feb

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

Dr McMorrow is Assistant Professor of Legal Studies in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. His fellowship at the Trinity Long Room Hub is in collaboration with the School of Law will focus on the complex role of law in the governance of assisted dying. During his fellowship he will contribute to scholarly understanding of the roles of various legal norms, institutions, and processes in shaping “the symbolic governance of human agency” in the context of end-of-life decision-making.

Dr McMorrow will participate in a ‘Fellow in Focus’ conversation with Dr David Prendergast on Tuesday.

Admission is free, but registration is required via tlrh@tcd.ie

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/fellowships/#thomasmcmorrow

The Goose Girl – Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 21 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This talk will look at Stanley Royle’s ‘The Goose Girl’ and will be given by Valerie Moffat.

Admission is free and no booking necessary. Meet in front of the painting in the Millennium Wing.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Pop-up_Talks2017/Feb_21.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 21 Feb

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/

Fluffy Collages and Fluffy Cubes – Family Workshops

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 21 Feb

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

Bring in your old clothes and scrap fabrics to make fluffy 3-dimensional collages big and small with artist Claire Halpin.

Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/fluffy-collages-and-fluffy-cubes-family-workshops

Yeats and the Irish Cultural Revival – Tour

14:00, Tue 21 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The tour “Yeats and the Irish Cultural Revival” will show you the Yeats exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” and looks in particular at his great contribution to the Irish Cultural Revival.

Highlights will include his involvement in the foundation of the Abbey Theatre and partnership with Lady Gregory, the influence of Douglas Hyde and the Literary Revival, and his promotion of Irish history, culture, art and folktales throughout his life.

Admission is free.

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

PianoFest – Royal Irish Academy of Music

14:30, Tue 21 Feb

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

A PianoFest takes place in the Royal Irish Academy of Music from Tuesday until Friday (21-24 Feb) when students of the RIAM compete in numerous competitions across all ages and repertoire.

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

Starting times are Tues 21 Feb: 14:30 / Wed 22 Feb – Fri 24 Feb: 09:30.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873560893/events/127898922

Aspects of Love: Classic film screenings

15:00, Tue 21 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“Aspects of Love” is a classic film screening on 14+21+28 February.

Contact Rathmines Library to find out which film will be screened via 01-497 3539 or rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie.

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

Storytime (Age 3-7)

15:00 – 15:30, Tue 21 Feb

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

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

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

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

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

Learning Tech Labs: Scenario-Based Learning – Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 21 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Learning Tech Labs is a community of Educators, L&D professionals, Entrepreneurs, Developers, Designers, and anyone interested in changing the face of learning. They meet regularly to discuss learning-relevant topics and this month, the topic will be “Scenario-Based Learning”.

Scenario-based learning, immerses the learners in real life or situational simulations or learning experiences that allow them to gather skills or information that they will recall for future use. Information offered within a contextual setting enables learners not only to easily manage it within their working memory, but also to commit it to their long-term memory.

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

www.learningtechlabs.co/

Niamh Bushnell – RDS Economic Vision 2020 – Talk

18:00 – 19:30, Tue 21 Feb

RDS (Merrion Room), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Niamh Bushnell, Dublin Startups Commissioner will talk at the next RDS Economic Vision 2020 Series.

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

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/28104

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 21 Feb

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

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

www.facebook.com/BuskersOnTheBall/

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 21 Feb

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/

Mindfulness & Well-being – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Tue 21 Feb

Dalkey Library, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

“Mindfulness & Well-being” is a talk by psychotherapist Stella O’Malley.

Mindfulness gives you the time and the brain space to make better choices and this promotes feelings of well being. Mindfulness is available to you, but are you available to mindfulness?

Admission is free and no booking required.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/%E2%80%98mindfulness-well-being-talk-psychotherapist-stella-o%E2%80%99malley

Napoleon and Russia: War of the Titans – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Tue 21 Feb

The Lab, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

“Napoleon and Russia: War of the Titans” is a talk by Yegor Tokarev in Studio 2 of the Dublin City Arts Office in The Lab as part of the Festival of Russian Culture.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

DFS Interiors Event

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 21 Feb

DFS, 8 The Park, Carrickmines, Co. Dublin

DFS the furniture shop chain invites to an interiors event with their Style Ambassador Roisin Lafferty on Tuesday evening.

Guests will enjoy style tips on how design can help create your perfect living room. There will also be refreshments and raffle prizes and after the talk, Roisin will be available for one-to-one advice.

Admission is free, but booking is required via dfs@ocarrollconsulting.com (Provide your name, address and phone number and say that you want to come to the event in Carrickmines. Places are limited and given out in pairs.)

Donations for Barretstown will be welcome on the night and by donating you can win a EUR 1000 voucher for DFS. A discount of 10% applies to purchases on that evening.

www.dfs.ie/content/dfs-style-ambassador

Ireland and migration today – History Ireland Hedgeschool

19:00, Tue 21 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“In the 120 years after the Great Hunger, half of the people born in Ireland ended up somewhere else. In previous centuries there had been waves of inward migration (Vikings, Normans, English, Scots, Huguenots, etc.). But Ireland is not unique – the history of humanity has been a history of migration, of coming and going. The Celtic Tiger years witnessed a net inflow of people to Ireland for the first time in centuries, whilst its collapse has seen a revival of emigration.”

At this event History Ireland editor Tommy Graham will discuss this with Professor Mary Corcoran (Department of Sociology, Maynooth University, David Monahan (Photographer and Exhibition Curator of the Beyond Leaving exhibition), Susan McKeown (Grammy Award-winning singer & migrants’ rights activist), Joanna Siewierska (PolsksaEire festival).

Admission is free.

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

John Montague – Poetry Book Launch

19:00, Tue 21 Feb

Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

John Montague’s poetry collection “Second Childhood” will be launched on Tuesday with special gueat speaker Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, and special guest readers Tom French, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Peter Sirr.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/launch-of-john-montague-second-childhood-tickets-31992605745?ref=devg

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 21 Feb

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 Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Tue 21 Feb

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).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 21 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Shipstern Open Session – Open Mic

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 21 Feb

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

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

The night is hosted by Cian from the tband MKAI.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 21 Feb

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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 21 Feb

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 22 Feb

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Festival of Russian Culture

09:00, Wed 22 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Festival of Russian Culture is being celebrated in Dublin since 2010 with a programme of music, dance, film and talks. The main festival locations will be the Hugh Lane Gallery and the libraries in Dublin. The festival will run from 19-26 February and the Family Day on Sunday 26 Feb in the National Show Centre in Swords is one of the highlights of the week, however unlike in some previous years, it is unfortunately not a free event anymore (EUR 5).

Apart from the Family Day, there are some free events in this year’s programme and they will be listed individually in this Dublin Event Guide. The full programme is on the website below.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

PianoFest – Royal Irish Academy of Music

09:30, Wed 22 Feb

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

A PianoFest takes place in the Royal Irish Academy of Music from Tuesday until Friday (21-24 Feb) when students of the RIAM compete in numerous competitions across all ages and repertoire.

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

Starting times are Tues 21 Feb: 14:30 / Wed 22 Feb – Fri 24 Feb: 09:30.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873560893/events/127898922

A Cultural History of Solitude – Dr Ina Bergman – Talk

11:00, Wed 22 Feb

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

Dr Ina Bergmann is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Würzburg, Germany. Her fellowship at the Trinity Long Room Hub is in collaboration with the School of English and her research traces American cultures of solitude and their representations in cultural products from the colonial era to the present time. Cultures of solitude in the US are of particular interest, as the related concepts of independence and liberty are venerable American ideals.

Dr Bergmann will participate in a ‘Fellow in Focus’ conversation with Professor Cormac Ó Cuilleanain on Wednesday.

Admission is free, but registration is required via tlrh@tcd.ie

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/fellowships/#bergmann

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 22 Feb

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 22 Feb

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

Russian Orthodox Traditions – Talk

12:00 – 13:00, Wed 22 Feb

Russian Orthodox Church, Mount Argus Road, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6

“Russian Orthodox Traditions” is a talk by Fr. Michael Nasonov about Russian Orthodox holy days and it includes a tour of the church. The event is part of the Festival of Russian Culture.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

Worldbuilding in Popular Culture – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 22 Feb

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

“Another world is possible? Worldbuilding in Popular Culture” by Dr Gerard Hynes (Trinity College Dublin) is the next lecture in the Popular Literature Lunchtime Lectures Series.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/2016-17pop-lit-series.php

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 22 Feb

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Dublin Opinion, 1922–1968: the safety valve of a nation – Talk

13:00, Wed 22 Feb

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

“Dublin Opinion, 1922–1968: the safety valve of a nation” with Felix Larkin is the next lecture in the Pembroke Library Historical Lecture Series.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-668 9575 or pembrokelibrary@dublincity.ie

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

First Up: Sinead Burke

13:00, Wed 22 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“First Up: Creative entrepreneurs on breaking through” is a series of lunchtime talks from the creative minds at the forefront of Irish culture, science and the arts. The individuals featured, have believed in an idea and did everything possible to make that idea work. They invested in their own talent and creativity in order to create a career or lifestyle suited to their vision and personal aspirations.

On Wednesday Sinéad Burke will tell her story.

Sinead is a primary school teacher, a phd student, a broadcaster, the Alternative Miss Ireland emeritus, a public speaker and the blogger behind Minnie Melange where she profiles and interviews women under the title of Extraordinary Women.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/first-up-sinead-burke-tickets-30926959368?ref=devg

Phantom Boy – Film Screening

14:00, Wed 22 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

While in hospital, a boy with a mysterious illness befriends a policeman confined to a wheelchair. Forming an unlikely duo, the two plot to save New York from a crime mob by using Leo’s superpowers and Alex’s detective experience. English, 2015. PG (84 min).

Admission to this film screening is free and no booking is required.

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

Viking Ireland Family Tour

14:30 – 15:15, Wed 22 Feb

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Explore the Viking Ireland exhibition in the National Museum for a hands on family tour of Viking Dublin with Museum Educator Trisha Ryan. Take a close up look at the homes the Vikings lived in, the games that they played and the crafts that they made.

Admission is free and no booking required, places allocated on a first come basis. (Meet at Reception. Suitable for families with children 7-12)

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3202

Creating a botanic garden in the Sultanate of Oman – Talk

15:00, Wed 22 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Dr. Darach Lupton has spent the last 6 years working as a botanist at a newly created botanic garden in the Sultantate of Oman. He will take you on a journey across Oman’s stunning landscapes, giving a taste of the unique, often curious plant life and describe the challenges facing a project of this scope and ambition.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#22Feb

Terence Davies In Conversation – Talk

15:00 – 16:30, Wed 22 Feb

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

Terence Davies in conversation with Roddy Doyle is an part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival

“Terence Davies is one of the most celebrated British filmmakers working today. Regarded as a major creative force, his most recent film, A Quiet Passion details the life of Emily Dickinson; her loves, her struggles and her magnificent poetry. Shot in Belgium and Massachusetts, the film paints a sympathetic but far from idealistic portrait of one of America’s greatest poets.
Davies credits include Distant Voices, Still Lives, The Long Day Closes and The Deep Blue Sea. Citing an approach of small budgets and modest intentions, an aptitude for “death and misery,” this sharp and witty writer, director, novelist and poet has carved a distinctive path within the international cinematic landscape.”

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

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-1

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 22 Feb

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

Raising bilingual children – Talk

17:30 – 19:00, Wed 22 Feb

Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 7-9 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2

“Raising bilingual children: what every parent needs to know” is a really interesting talk for soooo many parents now in Ireland.

Why should we raise children with more than one language? Do bilingual children get confused? Does bilingualism cause language delay? Is it ok to teach my child a foreign language I learned in school? Is English more important than our family language? Which strategies should we use at home?

Come to this information session, based on scientific evidence on bilingual language acquisition. A short talk will be followed by a practical workshop and there will be plenty of time to ask questions. If you can’t join us on the evening, email us to find out about future events.

The speaker is Dr Francesca La Morgia. She has been working with bilingual and multilingual families for the last 10 years. She is interested in language development and in strategies used by families to raise bilingual children. Her latest research focuses on family language practices among Chinese, Urdu and Italian speakers in the UK.

The event is free but spaces are limited. To book your place, email Francesca on flamorgi@tcd.ie

www.facebook.com/events/1780459645608591/

AskATon – How to Start as an Entrepreneur

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 22 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

AskATon is a voluntary organisation in Dublin that supports diversity in STEM. There will be surprise, impromptu talks from the events participants (randomly selected from the attendee list), as well as panel talks, keynotes and workshops.

The first event of the year will be themed “How to start” and it will focus on starting up as an entrepreneur. A speaker panel will share their insights into entrepreneurship: Eimear Farrell – Founder of Artzheimers, Tracy Keogh – Startup Community Manager Bank of Ireland and Rhona Togher, CEO and Co-Founder Restored Hearing.

Admission is free, but registration is required here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/02/askaton

Umbrella Manufacturers (1836-1967) in Dublin – History Talk

18:00, Wed 22 Feb

Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

“Francis Smyth and Sons; Umbrella manufacturers, Dublin, 1836-1967” is a talk by Gregory Young in the Old Dublin Society Spring Lecture Series.

Admission is free.

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

Analog On Launch – Creative Arts

18:30, Wed 22 Feb

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

This is a public performance followed by a short talk by Analog On, an experimental electronic music ensemble that composes and performs on vintage analogue electronics and modular synthesizers.

The group consists of Shauna Caffrey on oscillator, saw and electronics and Richard Duckworth from the School of Creative Arts at Trinity College Dublin on modular synthesizer and effects.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/analog-on-launch-registration-32087361161?ref=devg

Poetry with Dermot O’Brien – Original and in Russian Translation

18:30, Wed 22 Feb

Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6w

An evening of poetry with poet Dermot O’Brien will bring you his original poetry and the same in Russian translation. The event is part of the Festival of Russian Culture.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

Evening with Bournville & Cadbury – Bray Comedy Festival

19:30 – 21:00, Wed 22 Feb

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

Join Adam Burke and Ross Browne, star of RTE’s The Fear, as their crime-fighting, alter-egos ‘Bournville and Cadbury’ as they launch the Bray Comedy Festival (22-26 Feb) with special guest Cornelius O’ Sullivan, 2015’s ‘Best New Act’, Love/Hate star Patrick Murray and comedy sketch group Shifts.

Admission is free.

www.braycomedyfest.ie/wednesday-22nd-feb.html

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 22 Feb

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 22 Feb

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 22 Feb

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 22 Feb

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 22 Feb

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 22 Feb

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

Pink Floyd The Wall – Movie Screening

21:00, Wed 22 Feb

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

The Music film “The Wall” by Pink Floyd will be screened in the Bowery on Wednesday.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 22 Feb

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).

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Festival of Russian Culture

09:00, Thu 23 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Festival of Russian Culture is being celebrated in Dublin since 2010 with a programme of music, dance, film and talks. The main festival locations will be the Hugh Lane Gallery and the libraries in Dublin. The festival will run from 19-26 February and the Family Day on Sunday 26 Feb in the National Show Centre in Swords is one of the highlights of the week, however unlike in some previous years, it is unfortunately not a free event anymore (EUR 5).

Apart from the Family Day, there are some free events in this year’s programme and they will be listed individually in this Dublin Event Guide. The full programme is on the website below.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

PianoFest – Royal Irish Academy of Music

09:30, Thu 23 Feb

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

A PianoFest takes place in the Royal Irish Academy of Music from Tuesday until Friday (21-24 Feb) when students of the RIAM compete in numerous competitions across all ages and repertoire.

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

Starting times are Tues 21 Feb: 14:30 / Wed 22 Feb – Fri 24 Feb: 09:30.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873560893/events/127898922

Fossil Favourites – Inspectorium

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 23 Feb

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

Drop in and examine some fossil favourites from the Museum’s handling collection including 20,000 year old crocodile poop! No booking required but there may be a short waiting period. This drop-in session will be held in the Reading Area on the first floor.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3191

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 23 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 23 Feb

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

Make Your Own Stained Glass Windows – Family Workshop

12:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is running the Family Workshop (suitable for Age 7+) entitled “Make Your Own Stained Glass Windows”. Create your very own stained glass window. With so many beautiful stained glass windows to be seen throughout the Cathedral you will not be short of inspiration for creating your own designs out of art and craft materials.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/events/9692?catID=5982

Russian Music, Movement and Song – Children event (3+)

12:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

Fun with Russian Music, Movement and Song for children aged 3+ hosted by Svetlana Maximova.The event is part of the Festival of Russian Culture.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6744888

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

EU Work-Life Balance package – Seminar

12:45 – 14:15, Thu 23 Feb

TASC, 14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Ger Gibbons, SIPTU will talk about “Prospects and implications of the EU’s forthcoming Work-Life Balance package” at this lunchtime seminar at TASC.

“The EU is currently finalising a work-life balance package for working parents and caregivers, and plans to issue a formal proposal in March. Depending on its content and what is eventually agreed by ministers and MEPs, this initiative could strengthen the rights of parents and caregivers in Ireland to maternity leave, parental leave, paternity leave, carers’ leave and to working arrangements that suit them, as well as help improve Irish childcare and eldercare services. This seminar will review the background to the initiative, outline what is being considered, assess its prospects and examine the implications for the domestic debate on work-life balance issues.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via Sylvia Byrne on 01 6169050 or sbyrne@tasc.ie You are explicitly invited to bring your lunch and to eat it during the talk. Tea and coffee will be available.

www.tasc.ie/events/2017/02/23/lunchtime-seminar-ger-gibbons-siptu-prospects-and/

Divas and Divos – Talk

13:00, Thu 23 Feb

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

Today the words “Diva” and “Divo” have a negative connotation. In this series of three talks Michael Grant will rely on the original definitions and will look at the careers of some of the European, American and Australasian singers of outstanding talent in the worlds of opera and the concert platform.

At the last event in this series Michael Grant will cover the period from the LP to the digital age and examples will include the voices of Maria Callas, Ann Murray, Jose Carreras and Peter Mattei.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8734333 or musiclibrary@dublincity.ie

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

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13:00, Thu 23 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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Fantastic Silver Beasts – Family Event

14:30 – 15:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

Discover the mythical animals hiding in the National Museum’s silver galleries. Go on an adventure with Catherine McGuinness to find some of the strange, exotic and unusual animals and create your own mythical creature. Art materials provided.

Admission is free, but booking is required.Suitable for Ages 6+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3221

Implicit Bias, Self-Defence and the Reasonable Person – Talk

17:00 – 18:30, Thu 23 Feb

Newman Building, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

In the Visiting Speakers Lecture Series of the UCD School of Philospohy, the next lecture is

Topic: Implicit Bias, Self-Defence and the Reasonable Person by Dr Jules Holroyd, University of Sheffield

It will take place in the Agnes Cuming seminar room, D522 of the Newman building, UCD campus. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

www.ucd.ie/philosophy/newsandevents/visitingspeakerseries/

AFterwork – Alliance Francaise

17:30, Thu 23 Feb

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

AFterwork int eh Alliance Francaise is a monthly special evening in the La Cocotte cafe/restaurant. There will be live music from new Irish talent and French wine and food. The music is free, the drink and food not.

Admission is free.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Anna Karenina – Film Screening

17:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

Anna Karenina is a film adaptation from 2012 based on the famous novel by Leo Tolstoy. The screening is part of the Festival of Russian Culture.

Admission is free.

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

Conversation Cafe – Cabra Library

18:00 – 19:45, Thu 23 Feb

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Life Coach Heather Bourke hosts this Conversation Cafe in Cabra Library, where you can meet other curious and open-mined people and have some interesting and stimulating discussions.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8691414

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

Dublin Indeed Job Search Academy

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 Feb

Indeed, 127 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Recruitment website indeed.com is running a free workshop to help people that are ready for a career move to improve their job search skills.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-indeed-job-search-academy-tickets-31098909676?ref=devg

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 23 Feb

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/

Anne Enright interviews Bernard McLaverty

18:30 – 20:30, Thu 23 Feb

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun

Anne Enright will be in conversation with Bernard McLaverty about his book ‘Grace Notes’. The event is part of The Readers’ Voice, a series of conversations between the Laureate of Irish Fiction, Anne Enright and Irish authors in libraries throughout Ireland.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8421890 or ballymun.library@dublincity.ie

There will be refreshments from 18:30-19:00.

The event will also be live streamed on Facebook @LaureateIrishFiction

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

Career Mentoring & Coaching – New For You – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

“Career Mentoring & Coaching – New For You” is a series of four free events in February with Ilaria Dondero, Career & Life Coaching and the last event will take place this Thursday.

It is a “Interview Skills Techniques Group Mentoring & Coaching Discussion” for anyone looking for career advice, career change, career development or career transitional opportunities in 2017.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

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

Francesca Melandri in conversation with Catherine Dunne

18:30 – 20:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

Successful screenwriter Francesca Melandri will talk to Catherine Dunne. After her screenwriting career, Francesca Melandri wrote three successful books, “Eva Sleeps” in 2010, “Higher Than the Sea” and she has just published her third novel, “Sangue Misto (Blood Right).”

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. The event will be in English.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/02/francesca-melandri-in-conversation.html

Let’s Make A Scene – Acting “Open Mic”

18:30 – 21:30, Thu 23 Feb

Momentum Acting Studio, 19 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2

Let’s Make a Scene is similar to an “Open Mic” event for musicians and spoken word artists, just for actors, comedians and improvisers.

It is a live platform to actors, comedians, improvisers, slammers, etc… for free to present, test, showcase or display their work to an audience (scene, monologue, sketch, reading, new material or in production, etc.) and create a momentum prompting exchange & collaboration in between artists of different media sharing a passion.

Admission is free, but booking is required via LetsMakeaScene AT momentumactingstudio.com

The event is a monthly open platform and on Thursday you will discover the work of Cherley Kane, Ciaran Dwyer, Eamonn McNicholas, Graham Molloy, Laura Thompson, Padraic Mc Ginley, Sophie Campbell and Wayne Davis presenting their work or favourite scenes, improv’, reading, in preview or in production.

www.facebook.com/events/705923742918054/

Mikhail Lermontov – Writer in Profile – Talk

18:30, Thu 23 Feb

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

“Mikhail Lermontov; A Writer in Profile” is a talk by Svetlana Maximova. She will look at the life and works of Mikhail Lermontov; a brilliant thinker, prose writer and a playwright. The talk examines how he became regarded as a successor to Alexander Pushkin, considered to be the founder of modern Russian Literature.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8315521

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

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 23 Feb

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/

Fíochán Filí – Poetry reading

19:00, Thu 23 Feb

Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

“Fíochán Filí” (Weaving Poets) is a series of six poetry readings organized by An Lab Irish-language arts centre in An Daingean (Dingle) with poetry and music from Nuala Ní Dhómhnaill, Peadar Ó hUallaigh and Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin.

The event will be in Irish language.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/fiochan-fili-tickets-31653383121?ref=devg

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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/

Best New Act Competition – Bray Comedy Festival

19:30 – 21:00, Thu 23 Feb

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

Join ten of Ireland’s most promising new faces as they battle it out to be the Best New Act of this year’s Bray Comedy Festival. Headlined by special guest magician Jack Wise.

Admission is free.

www.braycomedyfest.ie/thursday-23rd-feb.html

Mia Gallagher in conversation

19:30 – 21:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

The Irish Times Book Club in association with the Irish Writers Centre invite to an “In conversation” event with “Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland” author Mia Gallagher, who will talk to Laura Slattery.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mia-gallagher-in-conversation-irish-times-book-club-tickets-31281998299?ref=devg

Good Name presents Slapping Boys Bottoms

20:00, Thu 23 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Slapping Boys Bottom is the live band at the next Good Name event in the Bernard Shaw.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/good-name-w-slapping-boys-bottoms-live/

Jack Brouwer – Gig

20:00 – 21:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

Jack Brouwer will play an Acoustic gig in the Hard Rock Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx

Live at the Liquor Rooms – Gig

20:00, Thu 23 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Live at the Liquor Rooms, a showcase of some of the best up and coming talents, returns with the following line-up

+ Mimi Lane
+ Sean Rooney
+ Lemoncello

Admission is free.

theliquorrooms.com/event/live-at-the-liquor-rooms-vol-xi/?instance_id=301

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 23 Feb

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Dublin City Rounders – Gig

21:00, Thu 23 Feb

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

The Dublin City Rounders are playing Blues, Folk, Rockabilly, Vaudville in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-dublin-city-rounders1

Nervvs – SOMA Gig

21:00, Thu 23 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

SOMA is an Indie clubnight with additional live band. The next SOMA event is on Thursday and the live band is Nervvs.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-005-ft-nervvs-pleasure-beach-djs/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 23 Feb

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

The Lo-Fi – Gig

21:00, Thu 23 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Lo-Fi will perform a gig in Sin É on Thursday.

Admission will be free

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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

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

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

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 23 Feb

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

The next Cabin Sessions with the Cabin Crew and with special guests Shane & Paul Hennessy, HueGrass, JoJo O and the Woods (USA) will take place. Expect Trad & Roots music.

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 23 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Friday 24 Feb

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Festival of Russian Culture

09:00, Fri 24 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Festival of Russian Culture is being celebrated in Dublin since 2010 with a programme of music, dance, film and talks. The main festival locations will be the Hugh Lane Gallery and the libraries in Dublin. The festival will run from 19-26 February and the Family Day on Sunday 26 Feb in the National Show Centre in Swords is one of the highlights of the week, however unlike in some previous years, it is unfortunately not a free event anymore (EUR 5).

Apart from the Family Day, there are some free events in this year’s programme and they will be listed individually in this Dublin Event Guide. The full programme is on the website below.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

PianoFest – Royal Irish Academy of Music

09:30, Fri 24 Feb

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

A PianoFest takes place in the Royal Irish Academy of Music from Tuesday until Friday (21-24 Feb) when students of the RIAM compete in numerous competitions across all ages and repertoire.

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

Starting times are Tues 21 Feb: 14:30 / Wed 22 Feb – Fri 24 Feb: 09:30.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873560893/events/127898922

Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde – Talk

11:00, Fri 24 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde” is an introduction to early 20th century painting in Russia by Wanda Smolin.

Oddly this talk is not listed in the events list of the National Gallery, but it is listed on the Festival of Russian Culture site.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 24 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 24 Feb

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

Make your own musical instrument – Family Workshop

12:30, Fri 24 Feb

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

The workshop “Make your own musical instrument” will run in the St. Patrick’s Cathedral and is suitable for ages 5-12.

Music has and continues to play such an important role in the life of the Cathedral for centuries and you can now make your own contribution to this tradition.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/events/9693?catID=5982

Just a few more hours to the weekend! – Ad

13:00, Fri 24 Feb

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

Mysteries of the Lake Bed – Drop-in Activity

14:00 – 16:00, Fri 24 Feb

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Drop-in to the Learning Resource Room and see what it’s like to be a real archaeologist. Carefully examine the objects uncovered by underwater archaeologists to decode if they come from a Bronze Age boat or a Viking Age boat and solve the mystery of the lake bed.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for Ages 8+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3203

Choral Sketches – Chamber Choir Ireland Workshop

17:00 – 20:00, Fri 24 Feb

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

Chamber Choir Ireland and the Contemporary Music Centre are inviting to “Choral Sketches”, a professional development opportunity for composers wishing to develop their skills in writing choral music with mentoring from renowned composer Tarik O’Regan.

Composers Amanda Feery, Michael Gallen and Seán Doherty have worked with Tarik O’Regan to develop a series of compositional sketches for a new choral work. These sketches will be the focus of a public workshop led by Tarik O’Regan with Chamber Choir Ireland and Artistic Director, Paul Hillier on Friday.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/choral-sketches-public-workshop-tickets-30464955502?ref=devg

Gypsies on the Autobahn – In-Store Gig

17:30, Fri 24 Feb

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Dublin guitar band Gypsies on the Autobahn are alunching their new album with an In-store gig in Tower Records.

Admission is free.

www.towerrecords.ie/

Peter the Great – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Fri 24 Feb

The Lab, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

“Peter the Great: His life and legacy” is a talk by Yegor Tokarev in the Dublin City Arts Office (Studio 3) in The Lab as part of the Festival of Russian Culture.

Admission is free.

russianfestival.ie/festival-programme-2017/

Jazz Evenings at dlr LexIcon

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 24 Feb

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

dlr LexIcon is inviting to a Jazz Evening with Petr Moc and the On/Off Quintet with special guests Libor Smoldas (CZ) and Linley Hamilton (UK).

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/jazz-evenings-tickets-30456097006?ref=devg

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 24 Feb

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

Harlequin – Gig

19:30 – 21:00, Fri 24 Feb

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

Harlequin will be in the Hard Rock Cafe for a gig on Friday.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx

Keith John / Partland – Gig

20:00, Fri 24 Feb

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Keith John and Partland will play a gig in the Workman’s Club.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/keith-john-partland/

Lovely Ladies – Bray Comedy Festival

20:00 – 21:00, Fri 24 Feb

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

Live Comedy with Niamh Marron, Lisa Casey, internet sensation Farmer Michael and Therese Cahill with prizes and games centered around the theme of “Lovely Ladies”.

Admission is free.

www.braycomedyfest.ie/friday-24th-feb.html

Fox.E and the Good Hands – Gig

21:00, Fri 24 Feb

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

Fox.E and the Good Hands will play a gig in the Bowery. Expect Funk and Rock and good vibes.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Good Times Band – Gig

21:00, Fri 24 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Good Times band are playing a showcase gig.

Admission is free.

theliquorrooms.com/event/good-times-showcase/?instance_id=303

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 24 Feb

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/

Mad Dog McCrea – Gig

21:00, Fri 24 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Mad Doc McCrea from the UK are playing their version of folk at this gig.

Admission is free.

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

The Brady’s Session

21:00, Fri 24 Feb

Gub Dandy’s in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

After a very long break, the Brady’s Sessions, a singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure are back. Admission is free and the Line-Up is:

The Black Overtones, Clarksville, Gillian Tuite, Jim Loughran, Ciaran Moran, Paul In Denial

www.facebook.com/events/1243463309069870/

The Clandestinos – Gig

21:00, Fri 24 Feb

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

The Clandestinos are bringing their Roots, Reggae, Dub, Latin, Ska to the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Heads Up – Gig

21:30, Fri 24 Feb

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

Heads Up is a Blues & Roots band and they will be for a gig in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Events Coming Up

Creative Writing Taster Class

Sat 25 Feb + Sat 04 March at 14:30

Buswell’s Hotel Bar, 27 Molesworth St, Dublin 2

Writing Train is the Creative Writing School run by hugely experienced writing teacher Yvonne Cullen. Her new Creative Writing Workshops are starting soon and she runs taster sessions on 25 Feb and 04 March at 14:30 in Buswell’s Hotel.

For each of the classes Yvonne has reserved 4 spaces for Dublin Event Guide readers, so if you are interested in trying out her Creative Writing Classes, send a mail to yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com with the subject “Dublin Event Guide” and book a place with her. You should mention in your mail which of the classes you would like to attend and why you want to be there.

All upcoming Writing Train writing classes are listed and explained in this PDF document.

www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

04+12+18+19+25 Feb

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 February walks will be on 04+12+18+19+25 February.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Scene + Heard Festival: 14 February – 4 March

Audi Dublin International Film Festival: 16-26 February

Offset: 17-19 February

MineVention: 18-19 February

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair: 23-25 February

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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!

Does the Irish Government know what “Brexit” means? – Irish 10 year plan in response to Brexit

On Wednesday (15 Feb) Newstalk reported that the Taoiseach will announce a 10 year plan in response to Brexit here. I expected to read about a plan that would talk about supporting the exploration of new markets for Irish companies selling currently into the UK; a plan for getting tourists from elsewhere to visit Ireland to make up for the short fall of tourists from the UK and a plan to deepen our relationships with the other EU countries (#WhoNeedsTheUKAnyway).

But I certainly didn’t expect to read about a plan that will “focus on areas such as investments in roads, public transport, and energy.” Something MAJOR went wrong here! One of us, either Enda Kenny or myself, has NO clue what “Brexit” means?!

My understanding is that “Brexit” means that once it happens, one of 27 countries, Britain, which is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, will leave the EU. That country won’t pay any more money into the EU, but will also not get any money from the EU anymore. All contracts that currently regulate relationships with other countries in the EU will stop being valid for the exiting country and everything has to be arranged new with this country. Ireland does a lot of business with Britain, so there will be some impact, but the ONLY area Brexit will impact Ireland is in matters that have to do with borders and markets as fas as we currently know.

How does have focus on “investments in roads, public transport (!!!!!) and energy” have anything to do with a Brexit? Enda Kenny is quoted saying “That new Plan will show how we will invest in roads, in public transport, in energy, in water, in schools, in higher education and in hospitals and health facilities. It will include detailed, funded plans to complete the national road network, including links between Dublin and Derry and Donegal, and to accelerate delivery of critical public transport infrastructure.

“It will include substantial investment in the ports and airports that Ireland will need as a successful, global trading nation. And it will support the achievement of our international climate change obligations and our national objectives for sustainable development and environmental protection.”

I accept that streets to Derry (in Northern Ireland) could be affected by a Brexit, but how does Brexit affect public transport? Or education? Or hospitals? Or national objectives (the clue is in the word, Mr Kenny!!) for sustainable development and environmental protection?

Has Endy Kenny lost it completely? NOTHING of that plan will prepare Ireland better for a Brexit than doing nothing. Now having such a plan is a VERY good idea for a country and it is surprising that this was not considered anyway, but needed a Brexit as a trigger. Is it a matter of “…we only look after our own country if another country leaves the EU”?

Very very odd!

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