Dublin Event Guide 587: DUBLInternational, EUCYS, Oktoberfest, Culture Night

September 15th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 587 | 14 September 2018

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Hi all!

I was very very very bold today and then it got worse! I had worked hard all night to get the Dublin Event Guide out before 08:30 but it was not happening. LOTS of events where still missing and there was no way I could send it out. BUT I was booked to play my very first Padel Tennis tournament today. So what to do? In the end I decided that I would go to the tournament. I played two matches which we won (!!) in our Beginners group. Then we went on to the Semi-Final and were beaten badly.
So I quickly rushed back to my computer to continue the work on this Event Guide, but then problems came up and now the Dublin Event Guide as far as Saturday is concerned is a total write off! I do apologise! Hopefully it will be useful for Sunday and the rest of the week.

The September bill is still standing at EUR 190 and September is already half over. That is looking serious! :-( Please, if YOU can support the Dublin Event Guide, do so! I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or just about 2 pints for 52 (!) editions of the Dublin Event Guide! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Last week Barry M, Jaqueline B, Alice K, Paul R were so great to help with a very much needed donation. Thanks! Every cent counts and without all these contributions the Dublin Event Guide won’t continue.

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EnergiaThe main sponsor is Energia and their support is hugely appreciated! Energia provides cost efficient electricity and gas to Irish homes and businesses. The company is committed to developing renewable energy sources in Ireland and over 25% of the country’s wind power is supplied through Energia. Energia‘s power plants in North Dublin are capable of providing enough energy to power 1.2 million homes.

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 guarantee 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 I will put ALL my focus on Culture Night! It is one of the best events in Ireland. A whole evening of culture and entertainment in a super buzzing Dublin. Don’t miss it!

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Competitions

Energy Healing & Spirit Travel

This is not a competition, but a free offer. (Or a competition with ONLY winners. :-) ) Lica B Browne is offering a free “Energy Healing & Spirit Travel” session for all Dublin Free Event Guide readers.

And she wrote this description:

“If your stomach hurts, you take a tablet or visit a doctor. If you feel constantly anxious, you go to a counsellor. Correct? But what about the part of you that’s not physical, who can help heal that? Some research even indicates that physical ailments (dis-ease) start off as energetic. Who can assist then? A competent energy healer like me will. Many of us also suffer on a daily basis, managing physical and emotional pains that can’t be cured with traditional methods. Can energy healing & Spirit Travel really help?! In many cases they can. You’ve already tried the traditional, why not explore something new, like many of my clients: www.meeting-bbrowne.com/testimonial. And you can read more about me and what I do: www.meeting-bbrowne.com/energy-healing. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to heal. T&C & disclaimers apply.

To book email: meetingbbrowne@gmail.com and quote DFEG-Sept18.”

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New Dublin City Library at Parnell Square

Dublin will get a new library and the days of the old one in ILAC Centre are numbered. The new location will be on Parnell Square just next to the Hugh Lane Gallery and the final plans have been submitted to An Bord Pleanala. If all goes according to plan, the library will be finished in 2023.

It is a big project, for which 5 (not so nice) Georgian Buildings will get sacrificed. The former Colaiste Mhuire is part of the buildings that will be redeveloped (or replaced). There are some interesting pictures of the new library in the article in TheJounal.ie here. It looks very pretty and impressive, but that also raises a big question: Does a new library have to look pretty? Or should functionality not take priority?

Have a look at the third picture that shows MASSIVE, not I am talking about M A S S I V E concret pilars inside the building and a LOT of empty and unusable space. the few little book shelves. I would have th distribution to be the other way around.

Is it expensive, I hear you asking?How deos 100 mio sound to you? Lot of concrete, you know! ;-) Dublin City says they will have to üay not mor than 45 mio and will magically get the rest from philanthropy.

Food Co-op found new premises

Many of you know the Dublin Food Co-op. Some of you might be customers there, but even more know it because their hall was the venue for the Dublin Flea Market, the World Fusion Sunday Marketa and a whole range of other flea and vintage markets.

The flea and vintage markets already lost their homes after the Food Co-op had some structural damage that was not worth repairing and then the backup location for the other markets closed before the Food Co-op. But since the whole Newmarket Square will be re-developped the Food Co-op also had to move out.

On Saturday they have announced where they will move: The new location is in Kilmainham, just across Kilmainham Jail and next to the Lime Tree Cafee. The new premises is not a multi-usable hall anymore so there is no chance that any other markets would be able to co-use the venue, but at least the Food Co-op can continue doing their thing. The moving date is early November.

www.facebook.com/DublinFoodCoOp/

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Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia18_wk38

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 visualartists.ie/whats-on/events-in-leinster-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.

Nightsong – Emma Higgins – Exhibition

03-29 Sept

Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Emma Higgins will exhibit her new paintings in the show “Nightsong”.

Admission is free.

www.emmahiggins.ie

Papal Visit 1979 Exhibition

01 Aug – 30 Sept

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The exhibition “Papal Visit 1979” is on show in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre until 30 Sept.

“The OPW will present an exhibition of the Papal Visit to the Phoenix Park in September 1979. This exhibition will illustrate the remarkable shared sense of purpose that enabled this event to be organised within 2 months. It will attempt to demonstrate how the combined skills and dedication of a wide range of people came together to design, make and supply the staging of the papal mass and collaborate to deal with the practicalities related to the production of this extraordinary event.”

Admission is free.

Water Colour Society of Ireland – Exhibition

13 Sept – 30 Sept (Tue-Sun 10:00-13:00+14:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The 164th annual exhibition of the Water Colour Society of Ireland will be on show in the Cowshed Gallery in Farmleigh. This is the largest exhibition of watercolours and one of the biggest national group art shows in Ireland. It features more than 120 contemporary Irish artists.

A free artistic event will be held every morning of the exhibition at 11:00. These will be watercolour demonstrations by exhibiting artists, talks, guided tours and interactive workshops.

Admission is free. Details of all events can be found at www.watercoloursocietyofireland.ie

farmleigh.ie/event/water-colour-society-of-ireland-exhibition/?instance_id=144

Saturday 15 Sep

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 15 Sep

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Dublin Fringe Fest 2018

09:00, Sat 15 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fringe Festival is a theatre and performance festival for bolder, more innovative and sometimes very much “out there” ideas and approaches to art.

Most events are not free and the full schedule will be on the website below. But I was able to find a few performances and exhibitions and I will list them all below with links to the relevant pages on the Fringe Fest website.

EXHIBITIONS + INSTALLATIONS

+ Spitfire Bird by Margaret O’Connor – Hat Makeover for Dubln’s Statues – various locations – 08-16 Sep

+ Question Project by mil m2 – Installation (Questions on mobile scaffolding) – various locations . 08-23 Sep

+ Epoch by Ayesha Ahmad – Photography Exhibition – 2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
08 Sep: 15:00 / 09-23 Sep: 12:00-18:00

PERFORMANCES

+ The PeopleSway: Dance Among Other Things – Movement-Theatre – MLV Studios, 7 Castleforbes Business Park, Dublin 1
13-15 Sep: 20:15 (Tickets required via website, donations welcome)

+ The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand by Loosysmokes – Outdoor Aerial Acrobatics – Dubh Linn Gardens, Dublin Castle
14 Sep: 15:00+18:00 / 15+16 Sep: 11:00+14:00 (No tickets required)

fringefest.com/festival/whats-on

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta

09:30, Sat 15 Sep

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

A Dragon Boat Regatta is taking place in Grand Canal Dock. There is no programme or other events for an interested audience. but if you want to see a Dargon Boat Race, you can do that there. ;-)

Times are not clear, but it seems that the start time is on Saturday and Sunday morning around 09:30/10:00. Unfortuantely I couldn’t find anywhere how long the event goes on for. The Irish Dragon Boat website is surprisingly vague with all details (apart from the cost for participants!! But there are no cost for audience!)

www.dragonboat.ie/events/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 15 Sep

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 15 Sep

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:
+ 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
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6
+ Corcagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
+ Tolka Valley Park, Finglas South, Dublin 11
+ Porterstown Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15
+ Bricksfield Park, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 15 Sep

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 – Food/Farmer’s Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 15 Sep

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

The Green Door Market is an indoor food/Farmer’s Market that many know from when it was located at Newmarket Square. Due to the redevelopment at Newmarket Square it had to move and is now on the Old Naas Road, opposite the entrance to the Royal Liver Retail Park. At the new location they are also open on Sundays.

Opening hours are Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 09:30-16:00 and also Sunday 11:00-17:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 15 Sep

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

Dublin Anarchist Bookfair

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 15 Sep

Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The Dublin Anarchist Bookfair is a gathering of grassroots activists and campaign groups in Ireland. There will be a series of talks and workshops that are both interesting and useful to experienced campaigners and to everybody who is totally new to thinking about politics. There will also be a wide selection of stalls & books.

Admission is free.

www.wsm.ie/bookfair

European Union Competition for Young Scientists – Events

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 15 Sep

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

European Union Competition for Young Scientists (EUCYS) will be in Dublin this year. EUCYS is a Science Competition and is open to all visitors between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. You can visit the stalls at which the competing Young Scientists present their research.
There are also Special Science Shows that you can attend and they take place in a 700 seater theatre at the following times:
Sat: 13:30-15:45, Sun 11:00-15:15, Mon 10:00-14:30 (Shows alternate and start every 45 minutes. The three shows are described via the website below.

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

eucys2018.com/visitors

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 15 Sep

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 15 Sep

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

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 15 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Selfbuild Live Show

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 15 Sep

CityWest Hotel Conference & Event Centre, Saggart, Co. Dublin

The former “SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show” is now called “Selfbuild Live” and will take place from Fri 14 until Sun 16 Sept in the Citywest Hotel.

It is an exhibition and sales event for people who are building, extending, improving or decorating their home. There will be 250 exhibitors, advice talks, 1-to-1 clinics and panel discussions.

Admission is free if you use the Promo Code “WEB” and you can book your tickets via the website here.

live.selfbuild.ie/dublin-2018/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 15 Sep

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

Terenure Bushy Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 15 Sep

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 15 Sep

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2018.

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

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

Áras an Uachtaráin – Tour

10:15, Sat 15 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Áras an Uachtaráin is the residence of the President of Ireland in the middle of Phoenix Park. It started as a modest brick house for the Phoenix Park Chief Ranger in 1751, was then turned into th ‘occasional residence’ for the Lords-Lieutenant and gradually evolved into a huge mansion. After Ireland gained independence it was turned after 1937 into the residence of the Irish president.

Every Saturday a number of public tours take place and admission is free. Tickets will be issued at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on the day, on a first come, first served basis. Group and/or advance booking is not possible.

The tours will be at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 14:00 and 15:15 and take approx. 1 hour.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 15 Sep

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Una Sealy – Artist-in-Residence – Open Studio

10:30 – 16:00, Sat 15 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Una Sealy is the Artist-in-Residence in the National Gallery and there will be a number of Open Studio events this week in the Millennium Wing Studio.

Una’s temporary studio in the Millennium Wing will be open to all visitors who want to see what she has been working on as part of her residency. Una will be there during the day to chat about her work and about the inspiration she has drawn from Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns exhibition.

The Open Studio events are:

+ Saturday 15 September 10:30-16:00
+ Sunday 16 September 11:00-17:00

Admission is free.

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 15 Sep

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 & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 15 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 15 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Life at the Edges” and it will run from 22 June until 30 September,

The exhibition is looking at space travel, Mars exploration and it also looks at other hostile or difficult environments like antarctica, volcanoes and living in a floating city.

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Habitat of a simluated Mars mission
+ Creating souvenirs from Lava
+ Process of creating an iron ring from grass that grew on iron polluted soil
+ Animals that travelled to space
+ A plant growing in Mars atmophere
+ A planet to be built from dead bodies

It is a fascinating exhibition, but take your time to understand the exhibits and think a little more about some of them! It is worth it!

The website below lists all exhibits and provides some explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. Some of the exhibits need a bit more of an age-appropriate explanation for younger kids than others, but nearly everything can be simplified for kids.

I strongly suggest to 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.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 15 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated on all pages. Only the front page seems to be correct.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

On-Street Fashion Show – Grafton Street

12:30 – 13:15, Sat 15 Sep

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

At the Stephen’s Green end of Grafton Street an On-Street Fashion Show will take place in connection with the DublinTown Fashion Festival. The show will run from 12:30-12:45 and from 13:00-13:15.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2188714234707450/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 15 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Life & Work of Margaret Stokes, Antiquarian+Artist – Tour

13:00 – 13:45, Sat 15 Sep

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“The Life and Work of Margaret Stokes, Antiquarian and Artist” is a tour through the museum to visit the objects she studied and drew.

Margaret McNair Stokes was one of the leading female antiquarians of 19th century Ireland. She wrote extensively on the Early Christian art of Ireland, examining some of the most iconic objects now housed in the National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology, such as the Ardagh Chalice, ‘Tara’ Brooch and Cross of Cong.

Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@museum.ie or 01 6486 334. Meet at Reception. Suitable for ages 14+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3769

Sketching Tour – National Gallery

13:30 – 14:30, Sat 15 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery invites to a Sketching Tour. Explore the Gallery’s collection and beautiful architecture on this sketching tour. Sketching is an intense and surprisingly relaxing way of appreciating all that the Gallery has to offer. No artistic ability required. All materials provided.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/sketching-tour-5

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 15 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Saturday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 14:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Sundays at 15:00

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

DUBLinternational – World Cultures Arts Festival

14:00 – 20:00, Sat 15 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Dublinternational was formerly known as the Blue Fire Street Festival. It is a World Cultures Arts Festival that is now in its 6th year.

Over 150 artists will perform in 10 zones and there will be World Music, Street Performers, Dance Demonstrations, Fencing Demonstration, Kids & Youth Workshops, Youth Talks and admission is free to all events.

A list of performers is on the website here, but regrettably NO schedule is provided.

Food stalls and a Craft Market will also be on Smithfield Plaza for you!

www.bluefirestreetfest.ie/

On-Street Fashion Show – Henry Street

14:30 – 15:15, Sat 15 Sep

Henry Street, Dublin 1

In Henry Street, at the junction with Liffey Street Upper, an On-Street Fashion Show will take place in connection with the DublinTown Fashion Festival. The show will run from 14:30-14:45 and from 15:00-15:15.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/221912225349540/

Sing for Suffrage – Choir Members Wanted

14:30 – 16:00, Sat 15 Sep

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

Would you like to get involved in a new adult choir with a difference? Join Dublin City Public Libraries Musician in Residence, Ríona Sally Hartman, as she leads the Pop-Up “Suffrage” choir for a rendition of her new song, written specially for the Festival of History in celebration of the 100th anniversary of votes for women. Following 3 weeks of rehearsals (Saturday 15, 22, 29 September from 14:30-16:00), the celebratory performance will take place in the foyer of Printworks, Dublin Castle on Saturday 6 October at 16:154.15pm, as part of the Dublin Festival of History.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333

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

Bobby & The Blunts – Gig

21:00, Sat 15 Sep

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

Bobby & The Blunts With Guest Lucien & The Kimono Orchestra (Fra) will perform gigs in Sin E.

Bobby & The Blunts is a 4-Piece Power Funk Rock band who are influenced by Vulfpeck, Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as The Meters and other heavy hitting bands.

Lucien & The Kimono Orchestra is a 4-piece band from France. Luckily their music is better than their English description on the Sin E website. I wasn’t able to understand it. :-O

sin-e.ie/events/bobby-the-blunts-with-guest-lucien-the-kimono-orchestra-fra/

Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

21:00, Sat 15 Sep

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel are playing a Blues gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1570/dublin-blues-cartel/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 15 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Rock Tribunal – Gig

23:30, Sat 15 Sep

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Rock Tribunal will play a gig in the Porterhouse in Temple Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 16 Sep

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

Dublin Fringe Fest 2018

09:00, Sun 16 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fringe Festival is a theatre and performance festival for bolder, more innovative and sometimes very much “out there” ideas and approaches to art.

Most events are not free and the full schedule will be on the website below. But I was able to find a few performances and exhibitions and I will list them all below with links to the relevant pages on the Fringe Fest website.

EXHIBITIONS + INSTALLATIONS

+ Spitfire Bird by Margaret O’Connor – Hat Makeover for Dubln’s Statues – various locations – 08-16 Sep

+ Question Project by mil m2 – Installation (Questions on mobile scaffolding) – various locations . 08-23 Sep

+ Epoch by Ayesha Ahmad – Photography Exhibition – 2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
08 Sep: 15:00 / 09-23 Sep: 12:00-18:00

PERFORMANCES

+ The PeopleSway: Dance Among Other Things – Movement-Theatre – MLV Studios, 7 Castleforbes Business Park, Dublin 1
13-15 Sep: 20:15 (Tickets required via website, donations welcome)

+ The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand by Loosysmokes – Outdoor Aerial Acrobatics – Dubh Linn Gardens, Dublin Castle
14 Sep: 15:00+18:00 / 15+16 Sep: 11:00+14:00 (No tickets required)

fringefest.com/festival/whats-on

Smithfield Horse Fair

09:00 – 13:00, Sun 16 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Horse Fair was a long standing institution where for many years at the first Sunday in every month, horse traders (mainly from the travelling community) came together to sell and buy horses. If I remember right, the fair is a right that is firmly written down in city laws. However, bad treatment of animals, anti-social behaviour and other problems (even a shooting once) turned this horse market into a nightmare for Dublin City.

It seems they couldn’t stop it or make it illegal, but they were able to limit the market to twice per year and so the highly regulated Smithfield Horse Fair takes place on the first Sunday in March and in September. NORMALLY! This year the March fair had to be postponed to June because of the bad weather and for some reason, the September fair was also moved from the first Sunday to the 3rd Sunday.

Initially an attempt was made to add music, storytelling and other entertainment to the event so that the horse trading would be pushed in the background, but that didn’t work. So now it is back to horse trading as the main purpose.

Trader need to register with Dublin City and get a trading license for the day and with all these restrictions the market is definitely not what it was before. Traffic restrictions are on place as you can see on the website below and all the relevant authorities will most likely be present.

But did limiting the market to two per year solve the problem? Well, it is highly unlikely that the horse traders now only twice a year feel a need to sell and buy horses. So if they buy and sell more frequently then the trading happens elsewhere where the authorities can’t keep an eye on it. Consequently the problem might have gone away for Dublin, but if we don’t see it, it doesn’t mean it is not happening!

Now the big questions that people ask:
1) What is there to do?
2) I love animals. In the interest of the horses, should I go to the Horse Fair or stay away?

1) There is not much to do at the event, but you will see a good few horses and a horse fair is a bit of a spectacle.
2) Many have the concern that going to the Horse Fair would support bad treatment of animals because sellers and buyers at the fair have been found in the past to mistreat the horses and ponies. However, your attendance (or not) will not have any impact on the horse fair and will also not influence the sellers or buyers to treat the animals in any other way than they normally do. Because the authorities are expected to be there in big numbers the horse handlers are probably on their best behaviour anyway. So it is unlikely that your attendance or non-attendance will have any impact on the welfare of the animals.

So if you want to see what this is all about, don’t feel morally obliged to stay away. Going to Smithfield Plaza does not support the trading (or any sort of bad treatment) of animals.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-roads-and-traffic-current-roadworks-temporary-road-closures/smithfield-horse-fair

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta

09:30, Sun 16 Sep

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

A Dragon Boat Regatta is taking place in Grand Canal Dock. There is no programme or other events for an interested audience. but if you want to see a Dargon Boat Race, you can do that there. ;-)

Times are not clear, but it seems that the start time is on Saturday and Sunday morning around 09:30/10:00. Unfortuantely I couldn’t find anywhere how long the event goes on for. The Irish Dragon Boat website is surprisingly vague with all details (apart from the cost for participants!! But there are no cost for audience!)

www.dragonboat.ie/events/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Sep

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

European Union Competition for Young Scientists – Events

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 16 Sep

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

European Union Competition for Young Scientists (EUCYS) will be in Dublin this year. EUCYS is a Science Competition and is open to all visitors between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. You can visit the stalls at which the competing Young Scientists present their research.
There are also Special Science Shows that you can attend and they take place in a 700 seater theatre at the following times:
Sat: 13:30-15:45, Sun 11:00-15:15, Mon 10:00-14:30 (Shows alternate and start every 45 minutes. The three shows are described via the website below.

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

eucys2018.com/visitors

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Sep

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, Sun 16 Sep

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park was for a long time completely neglected, but it is hugely 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 30 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally since 2016, guided tours are provided and this year from April until end of October there will be three tours every Sunday at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Only 20 places are available on each tour and if there is a big event in Phoenix Park the tour will be cancelled.

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.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 16 Sep

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 16 Sep

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/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Selfbuild Live Show

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 16 Sep

CityWest Hotel Conference & Event Centre, Saggart, Co. Dublin

The former “SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show” is now called “Selfbuild Live” and will take place from Fri 14 until Sun 16 Sept in the Citywest Hotel.

It is an exhibition and sales event for people who are building, extending, improving or decorating their home. There will be 250 exhibitors, advice talks, 1-to-1 clinics and panel discussions.

Admission is free if you use the Promo Code “WEB” and you can book your tickets via the website here.

live.selfbuild.ie/dublin-2018/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 16 Sep

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Botanic Gardens Drop-in Activities for Children

11:00, Sun 16 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens run “Kids Drop by Activities” on Sunday and Tuesday of this week.

There will be fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden. Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art. Suitable from age 4. All children must bring their own grown up.

The event times are: 11:00, 11:30, 15:00, 15:30

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/279789109296139/

Cherrywood Family Fun Day

11:00 – 15:00, Sun 16 Sep

Tully Park, Cherrywood Business Park, Cherrywood, Co. Dublin

A Family Fun Day takes place in Cherrywood on Sunday. There will be Children’s Entertainment, Family Treasure Hunt, Picnic Area, Family Fun Area, Bouncy Castles, Ice Cream Van, Facepainting, Candyfloss & more. (There is also a 5k Charity Run but that is not free.)

Admission to the Family Fun Day is free. Check out the website below for parking instructions. A free shuttle bus will bring you to Tully Park.

cherrywoodfamilyfunday.ie

Children’s Art Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 16 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Sunday (with a few exceptions) an art workshop takes place for children from 6-11 years of age. Admission is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The theme for the workshop this Sunday is “Biodiversity in Phoenix Park”.

The event is listed in the full brochure here.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 16 Sep

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 16 Sep

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Green Door Market – Food/Farmer’s Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Sep

A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

The Green Door Market is an indoor food/Farmer’s Market that many know from when it was located at Newmarket Square. Due to the redevelopment at Newmarket Square it had to move and is now on the Old Naas Road, opposite the entrance to the Royal Liver Retail Park. At the new location they are also open on Sundays.

Opening hours are Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 09:30-16:00 and also Sunday 11:00-17:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Una Sealy – Artist-in-Residence – Open Studio

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 16 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Una Sealy is the Artist-in-Residence in the National Gallery and there will be a number of Open Studio events this week in the Millennium Wing Studio.

Una’s temporary studio in the Millennium Wing will be open to all visitors who want to see what she has been working on as part of her residency. Una will be there during the day to chat about her work and about the inspiration she has drawn from Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns exhibition.

The Open Studio events are:

+ Saturday 15 September 10:30-16:00
+ Sunday 16 September 11:00-17:00

Admission is free.

Drop-in family session – National Gallery

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 16 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This week’s Drop-in family workshop is entitled “Make colours dance”. It will take place in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the Atrium, where Beth O’Halloran will draw your attention to paintings of Breton women by Roderic O’Conor’s.

Children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. The workshops are suitable for children of all ages.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-make-colours-dance

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 16 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 16 Sep

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 16 Sep

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

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 16 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Life at the Edges” and it will run from 22 June until 30 September,

The exhibition is looking at space travel, Mars exploration and it also looks at other hostile or difficult environments like antarctica, volcanoes and living in a floating city.

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Habitat of a simluated Mars mission
+ Creating souvenirs from Lava
+ Process of creating an iron ring from grass that grew on iron polluted soil
+ Animals that travelled to space
+ A plant growing in Mars atmophere
+ A planet to be built from dead bodies

It is a fascinating exhibition, but take your time to understand the exhibits and think a little more about some of them! It is worth it!

The website below lists all exhibits and provides some explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. Some of the exhibits need a bit more of an age-appropriate explanation for younger kids than others, but nearly everything can be simplified for kids.

I strongly suggest to 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.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 16 Sep

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 the “Dublin Song Cycle 2018- 2” with Clodagh Kinsella soprano, Katie Richardson McCrea mezzo soprano, Conor Prendiville tenor, Dearbhla Collins piano

They will perform:
Grieg; 6 songs Op. 48
Michael Head; Over the Rim of the Moon
Wolf; 3 Lieder
Shostakovich; from Jewish Folk Poetry Op. 79

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2208-sundaysnoon-dublin-song-cycle-2018-2

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 16 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This Family Tour is specially designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers to make the works on display in the National Gallery fun and engaging for kids.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-friendly-tour-25

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:30 – 22:30, Sun 16 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated on all pages. Only the front page seems to be correct.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 16 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches.

There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website below or on their Facebook Page where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 16 Sep

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

Latin Jazz Brunch

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 16 Sep

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Brazilica will perform Jazz, Soul, Latin & Bossa Nova in the Tram Cafe. Brazilica are Luisa Moreira (Vocals) and Jonathan Batista (Guitar/Vocals).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

St George’s Brass Band – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 16 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The St George’s Brass Band will perform in the bandstand in the gardens of Farmleigh House.

Admission is free.

farmleigh.ie/event/music-in-the-bandstand-6/?instance_id=148

The Thomas Crown Affair – Film

14:00, Sun 16 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Continuing their theme of 1968 films, the Chester Beatty library will screen “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Steve McQueen. (English. 1968, PG, 102 min)

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589771

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 16 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 15:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Saturdays at 14:00

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 16 Sep

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

Zootropolis – Film

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 16 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The animated movie Zootropolis will be screened in the Lecture Theatre.

Zootropolis is a city like no other. But when optimistic Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being a bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking fox, Nick Wilde.

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

www.nationalgallery.ie/zootropolis

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 16 Sep

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.

www.facebook.com/events/318601142246697/

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 16 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The High Leeson is a Bluegrass band that plays every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 16 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 16 Sep

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 16 Sep

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 16 Sep

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

Those Responsible – Gig

21:00, Sun 16 Sep

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

Those Responsible will play a Blues gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1572/those-responsible/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 16 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/

Monday 17 Sep

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Dublin Fringe Fest 2018

09:00, Mon 17 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fringe Festival is a theatre and performance festival for bolder, more innovative and sometimes very much “out there” ideas and approaches to art.

Most events are not free and the full schedule will be on the website below. But I was able to find a few performances and exhibitions and I will list them all below with links to the relevant pages on the Fringe Fest website.

EXHIBITIONS + INSTALLATIONS

+ Spitfire Bird by Margaret O’Connor – Hat Makeover for Dubln’s Statues – various locations – 08-16 Sep

+ Question Project by mil m2 – Installation (Questions on mobile scaffolding) – various locations . 08-23 Sep

+ Epoch by Ayesha Ahmad – Photography Exhibition – 2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
08 Sep: 15:00 / 09-23 Sep: 12:00-18:00

PERFORMANCES

+ The PeopleSway: Dance Among Other Things – Movement-Theatre – MLV Studios, 7 Castleforbes Business Park, Dublin 1
13-15 Sep: 20:15 (Tickets required via website, donations welcome)

+ The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand by Loosysmokes – Outdoor Aerial Acrobatics – Dubh Linn Gardens, Dublin Castle
14 Sep: 15:00+18:00 / 15+16 Sep: 11:00+14:00 (No tickets required)

fringefest.com/festival/whats-on

European Union Competition for Young Scientists – Events

10:00 – 16:00, Mon 17 Sep

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

European Union Competition for Young Scientists (EUCYS) will be in Dublin this year. EUCYS is a Science Competition and is open to all visitors between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. You can visit the stalls at which the competing Young Scientists present their research.
There are also Special Science Shows that you can attend and they take place in a 700 seater theatre at the following times:
Sat: 13:30-15:45, Sun 11:00-15:15, Mon 10:00-14:30 (Shows alternate and start every 45 minutes. The three shows are described via the website below.

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

eucys2018.com/visitors

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 17 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Talent Garden – Coffee by function

10:30, Mon 17 Sep

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Talent Garden is a innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation in 8 European countries and they just opened their campus in Dublin in DCU in Glasnevin. To celebrate this, they are hosting 30 Tech events in 30 days across a whole range of subjects. The full list is here: www.talentgarden.org/en-it/events/

And the individual events this week are:

+ Community Event – “Coffee by function” – 17 Sept 10:30
+ Raising Finance as a Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Business – 18 Sept 09:30-11:00
+ Tech-play for little minds (for kids) – 20 Sept 09:15-11:00
+ How Wearable Technology will Improve your Business 20 Sept 10:30-12:00
+ How Startups Can Compete For The Best Talent – 21 Sept 10:30-11:30

Admission is free.

talentgarden.org/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 17 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 17 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 17 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 17 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase in Wheelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 17 Sep

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/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 17 Sep

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

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 17 Sep

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 17 Sep

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 17 Sep

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/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 17 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/

Tuesday 18 Sep

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Dublin Fringe Fest 2018

09:00, Tue 18 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fringe Festival is a theatre and performance festival for bolder, more innovative and sometimes very much “out there” ideas and approaches to art.

Most events are not free and the full schedule will be on the website below. But I was able to find a few performances and exhibitions and I will list them all below with links to the relevant pages on the Fringe Fest website.

EXHIBITIONS + INSTALLATIONS

+ Spitfire Bird by Margaret O’Connor – Hat Makeover for Dubln’s Statues – various locations – 08-16 Sep

+ Question Project by mil m2 – Installation (Questions on mobile scaffolding) – various locations . 08-23 Sep

+ Epoch by Ayesha Ahmad – Photography Exhibition – 2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
08 Sep: 15:00 / 09-23 Sep: 12:00-18:00

PERFORMANCES

+ The PeopleSway: Dance Among Other Things – Movement-Theatre – MLV Studios, 7 Castleforbes Business Park, Dublin 1
13-15 Sep: 20:15 (Tickets required via website, donations welcome)

+ The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand by Loosysmokes – Outdoor Aerial Acrobatics – Dubh Linn Gardens, Dublin Castle
14 Sep: 15:00+18:00 / 15+16 Sep: 11:00+14:00 (No tickets required)

fringefest.com/festival/whats-on

Talent Garden – Raising Finance as a Cryptocurrency/Blockchain Business

09:30 – 11:00, Tue 18 Sep

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Talent Garden is a innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation in 8 European countries and they just opened their campus in Dublin in DCU in Glasnevin. To celebrate this, they are hosting 30 Tech events in 30 days across a whole range of subjects. The full list is here: www.talentgarden.org/en-it/events/

And the individual events this week are:

+ Community Event – “Coffee by function” – 17 Sept 10:30
+ Raising Finance as a Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Business – 18 Sept 09:30-11:00
+ Tech-play for little minds (for kids) – 20 Sept 09:15-11:00
+ How Wearable Technology will Improve your Business 20 Sept 10:30-12:00
+ How Startups Can Compete For The Best Talent – 21 Sept 10:30-11:30

Admission is free.

talentgarden.org/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Tue 18 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 18 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Fur Farming Protest

12:00 – 14:30, Tue 18 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

A march against Fur Farming will take place from St. Stephen’s Green to the Department of Agriculture in Kildare Street.

Admission is obviously free.

www.facebook.com/events/1765516193531121/

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 23:30, Tue 18 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated on all pages. Only the front page seems to be correct.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 18 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont” will take place in the Grand Gallery. Join Frances Coghlan for this talk about Joshua Reynolds’ portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont. Meet in front of the portrait.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/portrait-charles-coote-1st-earl-bellamont

Habsburg’s Dark Continent – Book Launch

16:00 – 17:30, Tue 18 Sep

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

Florian Krobb, Professor of German Studies (Maynooth University), will be launching Dr Clemens Ruther’s new book “Habsburg’s Dark Continent”.

The book is about colonial fantasies and practices in Austria during the Habsburg imperial period in the long 19th century: within the literary texts of Kafka, Grillparzer, Altenberg and Kubin, but also in the socio-cultural reality of the occupation and administration of Bosnia-Hercegovina by the Double Monarchy, 1878-1918. The book is of interest to literary and cultural scholars as well as to historians.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=129390212

The Ordered Universe Project – Medieval Science – Talk

18:00 – 19:30, Tue 18 Sep

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

“The Ordered Universe Project – Getting Hands-on with Medieval Science” is a lecture by Professor Giles E. M. Gasper (Durham University) and Dr Seb Falk (University of Cambridge).

“This lecture is part of the ‘Light Fantastic!: Robert Grosseteste’s De motu supercelestium, De motu corporali et luce, De cometis and De luce ‘ symposium, which involves the first visit by the Ordered Universe team to Ireland, which will explore three treatises, in which light plays the dominant role. The symposium features the final reading of the treatise De cometis – On Comets, and the second run-through of the De more corporali et luce – On Bodily Motion and Light. This last work presages the extraordinary boldness in the role given to light in the fabric of the universe of the De luce – On Light. One of the first treatises read by the Ordered Universe, ten years ago.”

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=129352595

Qunatified Self: Technology in Sports – Talk

18:30, Tue 18 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Quantified Self” is a group of people interested in tracking and logging data about their life. That could be your jogging times or how you feel or how long you talk to your friends.

The meet regularly and the next Meet-up is in the Science Gallery on Tuesday.

The topic at that meeting will be “Technology in Sports”: How is technology being used to monitor and improve performance and fitness in sports?

Speakers are:

+ Stephen Behan will be speaking about the “move-well/being-well” project based in DCU’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
+ Louis Crowe will be speaking about the latest on BionicGym, an Indigogo product that raised over $3M
+ Dr. Samefko Ludidi, a health consultant whi is using his broad background as movement and nutrition scientist.

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

www.meetup.com/Quantified-Self-Dublin/events/253680132/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 18 Sep

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/

The Harbour Ukuleles – Jam

19:00, Tue 18 Sep

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

“The Harbour Ukuleles” is a group of ukulele enthusiasts and they meet every Tuesday in The Harbour Bar in Bray to jam and learn new songs.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourukuleles/

Ben Prevo – Bourbon & Blues – Gig

20:00, Tue 18 Sep

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

Ben Prevo will play Blues, Folk & Country. Originals, Covers and Jams at this gig.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 18 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 18 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 18 Sep

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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 18 Sep

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 19 Sep

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Dublin Fringe Fest 2018

09:00, Wed 19 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fringe Festival is a theatre and performance festival for bolder, more innovative and sometimes very much “out there” ideas and approaches to art.

Most events are not free and the full schedule will be on the website below. But I was able to find a few performances and exhibitions and I will list them all below with links to the relevant pages on the Fringe Fest website.

EXHIBITIONS + INSTALLATIONS

+ Spitfire Bird by Margaret O’Connor – Hat Makeover for Dubln’s Statues – various locations – 08-16 Sep

+ Question Project by mil m2 – Installation (Questions on mobile scaffolding) – various locations . 08-23 Sep

+ Epoch by Ayesha Ahmad – Photography Exhibition – 2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
08 Sep: 15:00 / 09-23 Sep: 12:00-18:00

PERFORMANCES

+ The PeopleSway: Dance Among Other Things – Movement-Theatre – MLV Studios, 7 Castleforbes Business Park, Dublin 1
13-15 Sep: 20:15 (Tickets required via website, donations welcome)

+ The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand by Loosysmokes – Outdoor Aerial Acrobatics – Dubh Linn Gardens, Dublin Castle
14 Sep: 15:00+18:00 / 15+16 Sep: 11:00+14:00 (No tickets required)

fringefest.com/festival/whats-on

Drawing Group for Adults – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 19 Sep

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 Drawing Group for Adults in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00. Materials are provided.

www.ruared.ie/whats-on/event/drawing-group-for-adults

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 19 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 23:30, Wed 19 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated on all pages. Only the front page seems to be correct.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 19 Sep

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

New perspectives on the Irish Revival? – Talk

13:00, Wed 19 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“New perspectives on the Irish Revival?” is a talk in English and Irish by Cuan Ó Seireadáin, Curator, Conradh na Gaeilge about the background to the Revival of Irish and the sources which reveal this story.

Admission is free.

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

Irish National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Wed 19 Sep

Irish National War Memorial Gardens, off South Circular Road, Dublin, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

A free guided tour will take place at the National War Memorial at Islandbridge every Wednesday at 14:00 from March until the end of October.

The tour will focus on World War I, in which nearly 50,000 Irish soldiers died. You will also hear about the main features of the gardens at this tour.

Meeting point is the car park at 14:00 (next to the Trinity College Boat Club). For further information and to check that it is taking place, contact 01-6770095 (Phoenix Park Visitor Centre).

opwdublincommemorative.ie/war-memorial/plan-a-visit/

Contemporary Irish History Research Seminar

16:00 – 17:30, Wed 19 Sep

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

This week’s seminar in the Contemporary Irish History Research Seminar Series will be presented by Dr Sorcha O’Brien from the Kingston School of Art, but a topic is unfortunately not specified. Maybe that will be corrected. Check the link below.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=129038509

Spanish Film Screening: También la Lluvia

17:30, Wed 19 Sep

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

También la Lluvia (Even the Rain) (Director: Icíar Bollaín, (2010) 104 min) will be screened in the Pearse Street Library on Wednesday.

The film is about a director and a producer who decided to make a film about Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America. Because they have a small budget they shoot the film in Colombia where the privatization and sale of water to a multinational plant will blow up the Bolivian War of Water of 2000.

Admission is free. The screening is in Spanish with English subtitles.

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

Flute Concert of new professor

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 19 Sep

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

The Music Composition Centre invies you to the inaugural concertthe new Adjunct Music Professor Bill Dowdall.

In addition to his work at TCD, Bill is a soloist, chamber musician and teacher at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and he is currently recording Irish and New Zealand works for solo flute and flute and electronics.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=129414595

Wednesday Jazz – Music Cafe

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 19 Sep

The Music Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Music Cafe House Trio (Daniel Rorke (sax), Cormac O’Brien (bass) and Matthew Jacobson(drums)) will play a weekly Jazz gig every Wednesday and they usually have one or more guest musicians or singers supporting them.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 19 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Space for Everyone – Astronomy Event

19:45, Wed 19 Sep

Papal Cross Carpark, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

View the Moon and the planets Mars and Saturn at this family friendly outdoor education event hosted by the Irish Astronomical Society at the Papal Cross in Phoenix Park.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 19 Sep

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

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

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

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

20:00 – 23:00, Wed 19 Sep

Drop Dead Twice, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

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

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Right To Repair Campaign

20:00, Wed 19 Sep

Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

This is the inaugural meeting of the Right To Repair Campaign, a new movement in Ireland that wants to have legislation in place that we are all allowed to repair everything like software of cars, exchange mobile phone batteries, etc.

Interesting idea, but it’s not that we are NOT allowed to repair, the items are just too complex so that HOPEFULLY not everybody can re-programme their car software or – as in the case of mobile phone batteries – making the battery accessible means that the mobile phone has to be built differently, which would mean an increase in price (it always does). So it’s in an interesting idea, but I am not sure about its merit and benefit.

www.facebook.com/events/1707265585996039/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 19 Sep

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 Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 19 Sep

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 19 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Dance Forro every week at this “Forro Wednesday” in the Woolshed for free.

www.facebook.com/events/137957730197202/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 19 Sep

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 19 Sep

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

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

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 19 Sep

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Dublin Fringe Fest 2018

09:00, Thu 20 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fringe Festival is a theatre and performance festival for bolder, more innovative and sometimes very much “out there” ideas and approaches to art.

Most events are not free and the full schedule will be on the website below. But I was able to find a few performances and exhibitions and I will list them all below with links to the relevant pages on the Fringe Fest website.

EXHIBITIONS + INSTALLATIONS

+ Spitfire Bird by Margaret O’Connor – Hat Makeover for Dubln’s Statues – various locations – 08-16 Sep

+ Question Project by mil m2 – Installation (Questions on mobile scaffolding) – various locations . 08-23 Sep

+ Epoch by Ayesha Ahmad – Photography Exhibition – 2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
08 Sep: 15:00 / 09-23 Sep: 12:00-18:00

PERFORMANCES

+ The PeopleSway: Dance Among Other Things – Movement-Theatre – MLV Studios, 7 Castleforbes Business Park, Dublin 1
13-15 Sep: 20:15 (Tickets required via website, donations welcome)

+ The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand by Loosysmokes – Outdoor Aerial Acrobatics – Dubh Linn Gardens, Dublin Castle
14 Sep: 15:00+18:00 / 15+16 Sep: 11:00+14:00 (No tickets required)

fringefest.com/festival/whats-on

Talent Garden – Tech-play for little minds (for kids)

09:15 – 11:00, Thu 20 Sep

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Talent Garden is a innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation in 8 European countries and they just opened their campus in Dublin in DCU in Glasnevin. To celebrate this, they are hosting 30 Tech events in 30 days across a whole range of subjects. The full list is here: www.talentgarden.org/en-it/events/

And the individual events this week are:

+ Community Event – “Coffee by function” – 17 Sept 10:30
+ Raising Finance as a Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Business – 18 Sept 09:30-11:00
+ Tech-play for little minds (for kids) – 20 Sept 09:15-11:00
+ How Wearable Technology will Improve your Business 20 Sept 10:30-12:00
+ How Startups Can Compete For The Best Talent – 21 Sept 10:30-11:30

Admission is free.

talentgarden.org/

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 20 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

Talent Garden – How Wearable Technology will Improve your Business

10:30 – 12:00, Thu 20 Sep

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Talent Garden is a innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation in 8 European countries and they just opened their campus in Dublin in DCU in Glasnevin. To celebrate this, they are hosting 30 Tech events in 30 days across a whole range of subjects. The full list is here: www.talentgarden.org/en-it/events/

And the individual events this week are:

+ Community Event – “Coffee by function” – 17 Sept 10:30
+ Raising Finance as a Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Business – 18 Sept 09:30-11:00
+ Tech-play for little minds (for kids) – 20 Sept 09:15-11:00
+ How Wearable Technology will Improve your Business 20 Sept 10:30-12:00
+ How Startups Can Compete For The Best Talent – 21 Sept 10:30-11:30

Admission is free.

talentgarden.org/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 20 Sep

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the cemetery gates.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome. Ring 01-6770095 for more information.

Grangegorman Military Cemetery is in Blackhorse Avenue just outside Phoenix Park. It is the largest military cemetery in Ireland. It was first opened in 1876 to serve as a graveyard for the soldiers of what was then Marlborough Barracks, now McKee Barracks, and their families. Specific zones were laid out for English, Canadian, New Zealand, and Australian service men. The cemetery’s pedestrian gate is open from 10:00-16:00 seven days a week.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 20 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 20 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated on all pages. Only the front page seems to be correct.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Peter Illich Tchaikovsky – Life and Works – Talk

13:00, Thu 20 Sep

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

2018 is the 125th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death in 1893. In this talk, which is part of the 2018 Anniversaries series, Michael Grant will discuss the Russian composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire.

Admission is free, booking is requried via 01-8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/2018-%E2%80%93

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Thu 20 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919 – Tour

14:00, Thu 20 Sep

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The guided tour “From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919” will take place at the National Photographic Archive.

This exhibition explores the intense events and the personal stories behind two momentous years of Irish history.

Admission is free.

The “From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919” exhibition is open 7 days: Monday-Saturday 10:00-16:45 & Sunday/Bank Holidays 12:00-16:45

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

Temple Bar Craft Market

14:00 – 20:00, Thu 20 Sep

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Craft Market during the week is back and it has moved to Thursdays in 2018. Organised by the Temple Bar Company the market will bring handcrafted jewellery, wood design, handmade soaps, original art, photography, fashion, specialised cards and stained-glass crafts.

The market starts at 14:00 and finishes at 20:00, but is still carrying the totally nonsensical and completely misleading name “Temple Bar NIGHT Market”. I will just ignore this unsuitable and incorrect name and will rename it to “Temple Bar Craft Market”. ;-)

templebarnightmarket.com/

Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 20 Sep

J.W. Sweetman’s, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

A weekly Jazz Club event with live band is taking place at J.W. Sweetman’s.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 20 Sep

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 10 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Supporting Positive Behaviour in Children

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 20 Sep

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

“Managing Meltdowns & Helping Your Child to Behave Well” is a talk by Assistant Psychologists Toni Galligan, B.A., MSc. and Sara Daly-Butz, B.A., MSc. This talk will discuss temper tantrums and some of the reasons they may be happening with our children. Different strategies for managing temper tantrums and diffusing challenging situations will be provided.

Admission is free.

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

Beannaithe/Blessed – Irish Language Play

18:30, Thu 20 Sep

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Beannaithe/ Blessed is a new Irish-language play by Biddy Jenkinson and it will be performed in Irish with English subtitles.

Find more details via the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4973539

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

Destiny and Chance – Brain Talks

18:30 – 20:30, Thu 20 Sep

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

“Destiny and Chance – How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are” is a talk by Kevin Mitchell (Assoc Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience).

Human nature is encoded in our DNA and it is that programming that makes our human brain. That program differs between people, which results in our indivdual natures. Even identical twins are not identical psychologically. Kevin Mitchell talks about how we are wired and why.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=129435170

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 20 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Explore some of the highlights of the National Gallery exhibitons at this evening tour.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-38

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 20 Sep

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

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

The next series will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 20 Sept and 25 Oct.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie. All topics and speakers are listed on the website below and to make it easier for you, they are also here:

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

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

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 20 Sep

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 20 Sep

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

The Thursday Night Board Gaming event is running for more than 10 years already and it is a weekly event for all Board Game enthusiasts. But even if you are a Board Game newbie, you are welcome. Just come along! More information can be found here: www.meetup.com/IrishGamesAssociation/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 20 Sep

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

A Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. On Thursdays teams 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/events/table-quiz-thursdays-7/2017-05-11/

Crystal Skull Sessions – Band Competition

20:30, Thu 20 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition where the audience decides who wins. The sequence of the bands will be pulled out of a Crystal Skull, hence the name!

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-crystal-skull-sessions/

Paddy Casey – Gig

21:00, Thu 20 Sep

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

Singer/songwriter Paddy Casey will be in the Harbour Bar for a gig.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1217/paddy-casey/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 20 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 20 Sep

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 20 Sep

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/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 20 Sep

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 20 Sep

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

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

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 20 Sep

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Dublin Fringe Fest 2018

09:00, Fri 21 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fringe Festival is a theatre and performance festival for bolder, more innovative and sometimes very much “out there” ideas and approaches to art.

Most events are not free and the full schedule will be on the website below. But I was able to find a few performances and exhibitions and I will list them all below with links to the relevant pages on the Fringe Fest website.

EXHIBITIONS + INSTALLATIONS

+ Spitfire Bird by Margaret O’Connor – Hat Makeover for Dubln’s Statues – various locations – 08-16 Sep

+ Question Project by mil m2 – Installation (Questions on mobile scaffolding) – various locations . 08-23 Sep

+ Epoch by Ayesha Ahmad – Photography Exhibition – 2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
08 Sep: 15:00 / 09-23 Sep: 12:00-18:00

PERFORMANCES

+ The PeopleSway: Dance Among Other Things – Movement-Theatre – MLV Studios, 7 Castleforbes Business Park, Dublin 1
13-15 Sep: 20:15 (Tickets required via website, donations welcome)

+ The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand by Loosysmokes – Outdoor Aerial Acrobatics – Dubh Linn Gardens, Dublin Castle
14 Sep: 15:00+18:00 / 15+16 Sep: 11:00+14:00 (No tickets required)

fringefest.com/festival/whats-on

Sculpture in Context – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 21 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Sculpture in Context is back!! It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and it is a brilliant exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Some of Ireland’s best artists are showing new work and the sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the in the gallery in the Visitors Centre.

The exhibition will be open form 06 Sept and will run until 19 October.

Admission is free and apart from seeing some very interesting sculptures, it is also fun to go on a “treasure hunt” for these sculptures which are sprinkled throughout the Botanic Gardens.

www.sculptureincontext.com/

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 21 Sep

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2018.

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

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

Talent Garden – How Startups Can Compete For The Best Talent

10:30 – 11:30, Fri 21 Sep

DCU Alpha, Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Talent Garden is a innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation in 8 European countries and they just opened their campus in Dublin in DCU in Glasnevin. To celebrate this, they are hosting 30 Tech events in 30 days across a whole range of subjects. The full list is here: www.talentgarden.org/en-it/events/

And the individual events this week are:

+ Community Event – “Coffee by function” – 17 Sept 10:30
+ Raising Finance as a Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Business – 18 Sept 09:30-11:00
+ Tech-play for little minds (for kids) – 20 Sept 09:15-11:00
+ How Wearable Technology will Improve your Business 20 Sept 10:30-12:00
+ How Startups Can Compete For The Best Talent – 21 Sept 10:30-11:30

Admission is free.

talentgarden.org/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 21 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Life at the Edges – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 22:00, Fri 21 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery will stay open until 22:00 on Culture Night and if you haven’t seen the current exhibition, this might be your last opportunity, because “Life at the Edges” closes on 30 September!

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The current exhibition in the Science Gallery is called “Life at the Edges” and it will run from 22 June until 30 September,

The exhibition is looking at space travel, Mars exploration and it also looks at other hostile or difficult environments like antarctica, volcanoes and living in a floating city.

Some of the most interesting exhibits are:

+ Habitat of a simluated Mars mission
+ Creating souvenirs from Lava
+ Process of creating an iron ring from grass that grew on iron polluted soil
+ Animals that travelled to space
+ A plant growing in Mars atmophere
+ A planet to be built from dead bodies

It is a fascinating exhibition, but take your time to understand the exhibits and think a little more about some of them! It is worth it!

The website below lists all exhibits and provides some explanation so that you can either before or after your visit check further details.

All Science Gallery exhibitions are suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part/follow. Some of the exhibits need a bit more of an age-appropriate explanation for younger kids than others, but nearly everything can be simplified for kids.

I strongly suggest to 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.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/ledges/

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018

12:00 – 16:00, Fri 21 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The super popular Oktoberfest Dublin is back and will take place from Fri 14 Sept – Sat 06 Oct. If you like German Beer (Erdinger Beer), German Food (Bratwurst, Haxn (Pigs Knuckles)) and Bavarian Music (Eeek!) after 16:00, then this event is for you!

But be aware that opening times and admission charges have changed substantially again. It once was free, but now you have to pay to be allowed to go there and spend your money for beer and food. Odd, but there are still queues.

So here are the (weirdly complicated) new opening times and rules:
Free Admission: Tues+Wed: 12:00-23:30, Thurs: 12:00-20:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-16:00, Sun 12:30-16:00+17:00-22:30
NOT free: Thurs: 20:00-23:30 (EUR 8), Fri-Sat: 17:00-23:30 (EUR 12 with EUR 5 meal voucher)
Mondays the Oktoberfest is closed and Fri-Sun the fest is closed from 16:00-17:00

So the best advise is to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.

The website ´link is below, but be aware that at the time of writing this, the website was NOT yet updated on all pages. Only the front page seems to be correct.

oktoberfest-dublin.de

Brazilian Landscape with a Sugar Mill – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 21 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up talk “Brazilian Landscape with a Sugar Mill” will take place in the Print Gallery in front of the painting.

Join Dr Sarah Wilson at this talk about Frans Post’s painting “Brazilian Landscape with a Sugar Mill”

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/brazilian-landscape-sugar-mill

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Fri 21 Sep

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

The Cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Among those buried there are Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly and Thomas Clarke. This tour every Friday introduce the Cemetery and will also explain the background and the event of the Easter Rising.

Admission is free and no booking necessary. The meeting point is inside the cemetery gates.

phoenixpark.ie/tours/

Culture Night at Collins Barracks

15:00 – 20:00, Fri 21 Sep

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

One of the main locations for Culture Night in 2018 is Collins Barracks. RTE will take over the place and run lots of different events, most of which will be recorded. From 15:00-20:00 a variety of cultural events will take place and they will be listed here below.

From 20:00-22:00 RTE will invite to a concert in the courtyard of Collins Barracks. Last year the venue for this concert was the courtyard of Dublin Castle, which is – in my opinion – a MUCH more suitable location. But let me list the concert as a separate event and here are the events until 20:00:

+ 15:00-18:00 Studio Visit: Róisín de Buitléar – Drop into artist-in-residence Róisín de Buitléar’s studio to find out about her residency at the Museum and learn about her work as an internationally renowned glass artist.
+ 16:00-17:00 Sunday Miscellany (Asgard Room) – Presenter Sarah Binchy will discuss all things culture with writers Eileen Battersby, Niall McArdle, Sharon Hogan, Chris McHallem and Deirdre Mulrooney. Live music comes from musicians Martin Tourish, Tríona Marshall, Zoe Conway, Niwel Tsumbu and Simon Morgan. (This event is now fully booked.)
+ 16:30-20:00 Banter with Jim Carroll (Audio Visual Theatre) about the role and influence of arts and culture on lives and work. Tickets are required and are available via links on the website below. Tickets are free. There Banter sessions will take place
— 16:30-17:00 with Andrea Horan, founder of Tropical Popical nail salon and co-host of Don’t Stop Repealin’ podcast
— 17:30-18:00 with Ivana Bacik, Senator, Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin
— 19:30-20:00 Emilie Pine, author of Notes To Self and Associate Professor in Modern Drama at UCD
+ 17:00-17:30 Readings (Audio Visual Theatre) – Winning short stories from the RTÉ Radio 1 Francis MacManus Short Story Competition and conversations with their authors.
+ 17:45-18:45 Playing with Words (Asgard Room) – An evening of song, poetry, prose, as our panel discusses how literature, poetry, plays and song have helped celebrate sporting moments and how major sporting moments have influenced Irish society and Irish literature. (This event is now fully booked.)
+ 18:30-19:30 Comedy Gold (Audio Visual Theatre) – A line up of new and emerging comedy talent including Emily O’Callaghan, Aoife O’Connor, Pedro Ribeiro, Grace Mulvey, Erin Ferguson, Stephen Ryan and Emily Ashmore. Tickets are required.
+ 19:00-20:00 Culture Cabinet (Asgard Room) – Four special guests open their Culture Cabinet, where they share their stories about their most treasured possessions that have a cultural significance for them.
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All events are free, but some need tickets, so please check the website below if you need tickets.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events/Culture-Night-2018/Culture-Night-at-Collins-Barracks

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Event

16:00 – 17:00, Fri 21 Sep

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The title of the “Women’s Suffrage Centenary Event” on is “Gold Air and the Blue”. This title is taken from the 1906 poem ‘Women’s Rights’ by Eva Gore-Booth. Diverse voices of women poets are at the heart of this special Culture Night celebration.

Leading contemporary poets will mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland and the rest of the world and will explore the role of women in today’s changing world.

The event will take place in the Seanad Chamber and has been organised in collaboration with the Houses of the Oireachtas and Poetry Ireland. Admission is free, but booking is required via educationarch@museum.ie or 01 6486 334.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3770

Culture Night 2018

17:00 – 23:00, Fri 21 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Ireland’s Culture Night, the best event of the year, where everybody who takes part afterwards suggests that it should take place AT LEAST twice every year, will happen this coming Friday. On 21 Sept, from 17:00-22:00 (or 23:00), Dublin will be buzzing with cultural activities.

Museums, Galleries and all sorts of other cultural venues will be open in the evening and will run special programmes, concerts, performances. talks, Open Door events, exhibitions etc. It is an event you CAN NOT miss if you are interested in culture in the slightest.

There are hundreds of events in Dublin alone (the event is nationwide!) and some people find it difficult to get a handle of the day, so let me help you!

There are different strategies and I suggest you chose one of them or alternatively use a combination of them. One of the strategies involved using a Culture Night app that was available in 2016 and 2017, but that convenient way to find what is happening nearby and to even put a list of preferred events together is gone. What a pity!

1) Go to the Culture Night website and select what you like from the 360 (!!!) events in Dublin alone. (There is NO downloadable programme anymore unfortunately.) If you click on an event, you will be shown a description and more details. Above that description you can click on “Add to Trail” to add it to your events list for the night. At least some way to pre-select/short-list BUT don’t do the Trail selection at your Laptop and then expect that when you go out on Friday your Smartphone Browser will know the Trail UNLESS you have shared the Trail. (Click on See Your Trail and then select Share Your Trail)
But the handy map that shows you the locations is also not available anymore. :-O (I am still looking for the POSITIVE changes.) The list that you can print also is just an alphabetical list.

There is a free Shuttle Bus Service on four routes to help you get around. Details are in the events list under “Culture Night Bus Route A”

2) The first option requires meticulous planning. The second option uses creative drifting! ;-) You just go into the City Centre and follow your nose. Enjoy what you come across and don’t worry about what you might miss. But where should you start? Go to the events page and select Dublin. Now you will see “Refine Location” next to it select one of the areas and click on SEARCH. If you scroll through the search list and see plenty of events that interest you, then this might be a good area to start.

There will be hundreds of events and I will mention a few (but just a fraction of the total amount) here in the Dublin Event Guide.

If you wonder what I will do, this is my approach: I usually chose a combination of 1) and 2). This is a possibly trail: Start at Merrion Square. A number of buildings are open around Merrion Square. Then onwards to Kildare Street with the Alliance Francaise and the National Library and the Royal College of Physicians (look at their library). If you have never seen the Freemason’s Hall in Molesworth Street, join the super long (but usually relatively fast moving) queue. It is worth it! The Mansion House will also have guided tours and is always popular.
Now over to the Science Gallery or if you have never been, you can even join the queue for Trinity College and the Book of Kells (search for “The Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition”). And finally go to Temple Bar. On Meeting House Square there will be music and galleries in Temple Bar are also open.

All events are free. But some venues are so popular that there will be queues outside.

I am a huge fan of Culture Night and wouldn’t miss it. I will probably post some pictures from my tour through Dublin on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook group and let me know there what you have done/seen/experienced!

culturenight.ie/events/dublin/

Culture Night: Chester Beatty Library

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 21 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Chester Beatty Library in the gardens of Dublin Castle will celebrate Culture Night with
+ Live Music
+ Guided Tours (17:30 Family Tour, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30)
+ Workshops (18:15, 19:00)
The gift shop and the Silk Road Café will also be open. until late.

Admission is free.

cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173589791

Dublin Libraries: Culture Night

17:00 – 21:00, Fri 21 Sep

Libraries in Dublin (various)

Kevin Street Library, Pearse Street Library and Rathmines Library will take part in Culture Night and run a range of different programmes. Check out the link below to find out what they have on offer.

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

Hugh Lane Gallery: Culture Night

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 21 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

On Culture Night in the Hugh Lane Gallery there will be Speed tours; Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) discussions in front of selected artworks; artist-led workshops for families; creative writing for adults inspired by the collection; ‘Playing Up’ visitor performative interactions inspired by artworks and the gallery space.

In addition you can hear and see:
19:00 Choral and pop song performance by The Diva Voces Choir
19:30 Screening of the film “Citizen Lane” starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
20:00+21:00 Performances by guitar duo Julien&John

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/2108-culturenight2018

National Gallery: Culture Night

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 21 Sep

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

To tie in with the current exhibitions “Curious Creatures: Frans Post and Brazil”, “Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns” and “[In]Visible: Irish Women Artists from the Archives”, the National Gallery we will be offering a range of Irish, French and Brazilian themed activities.

There will be Brazilian Samba and French bal-musette music. Free guided tours will run and the Gallery Café is open late. Children and families can take part in the Curious Creatures passport trail, in competitions, in a workshop in the Maples and Calder Creative Space.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/culture-night-gallery

National Library: Culture Night

17:00 – 23:00, Fri 21 Sep

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

At Culture Night 2018 all National Library locations across Dublin will be open and welcome your visit. The locations are the Main Building in 7 Kildare Street, the World War I exhibition in 2/3 Kildare Street, the National Photographic Archive at Meeting House Square and the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre in Westmoreland Street.

And here are some descriptions of what is happening in the different places:

+ Main Building, 7 Kildare Street: Find out what the National Library does, admire the beautiful building and the impressive reading room. You can also visit the William Butler Years exhibition.
The Dublin Bach singers will perform from 20:00-21:30
A conversation salon will run from 19:00-21:30. Hosted by Heather Bourke, it is a informal café style gatherings that brings people together to have conversations about a whole range of topics.

+ 2/3 Kildare Street: World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience – Learn about the unique aspects of the Irish WWI experience in this exhibition.

+ National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar: From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919 – This exhibition explores the intense events and the personal stories behind two momentous years of Irish history. Meet the exhibition curators to learn how period photographs, ephemera, and newspapers combine with modern audio-visual and hands-on activities to tell this exciting story.

+ Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre, Westmoreland Street: ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’ Exhibition. Stroll in through the beautiful Georgian entrance hall, view the exhibition, and chat to our staff about Seamus Heaney’s wonderful life and work. Open: 17:00-21:00 with last admission at 20:30 Booking is required via heaneyexhibition@nli.ie

Admission is free.

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

Lulu Kumama – Jazz in TramCafe

17:30 – 20:00, Fri 21 Sep

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The TramCafe is the venue for Dublin’s only after work Jazz event on a Friday. Lulu Kumama will perform Jazz & Soul Standards wth a Funky Twist.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetramcafedublin

Curious Creatures at the Dead Zoo – Drop-in Activity

18:00 – 20:00, Fri 21 Sep

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

“Curious Creatures at the Dead Zoo” is a Drop-in Activity at Culture Night.

Drop into the Discovery Zone to learn about curious creatures from South America, meet Museum Educators and touch skulls from the handling collection. This event is in collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland’s exhibition “Curious Creatures: Franz Post and Brazil”

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3807

Financial Crisis and Cultures of Resistance: Exhibition and Tour

18:00, Fri 21 Sep

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Ten years on from the financial crash and the bank guarantee, a multimedia exhibition will mark a decade of struggle and resistance in Ireland, showcasing the defiance and spirit of Irish grassroots activism, through photography, video and live performance.

The exhibition takes place in Liberty Hall Theatre as part of Culture Night and showcases work from Spectacle of Defiance and Hope, Paula Geraghty, Moira Murphy, Eamonn Crudden, Conor McCabe & many more.

The event includes a performance from the Resistance Choir at 18:30

The walking tour, led my Conor McCabe, will revisit key events and locations of the night of the bank guarantee and reflect on its impact. It will also be a journey through the reactions of the Irish people and the creative ways they organised against austerity.

The tour starts at 18:00 and will last 1 hour. The meeting point is Liberty Hall. Free tickets are available at culturenight.ie/event/financial-justice-ireland-tour/

How Science Got Women Wrong – Women in Research

18:00, Fri 21 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

On Culture Night, the Science Gallery is hosting the seminar “How Science Got Women Wrong” with Angela Saini, organised by Women in Research Ireland.

Science journalist and broadcaster Angela Saini will talk about controversial research and the gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology and how the story of women is being rewritten. She will explore what this means for us as a society, revealing an alternative view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded.

A Q&A and a wine reception will follow the talk.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/how-science-got-women-wrong-with-angela-saini-tickets-49344279067

Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University – Talks

18:30 – 22:30, Fri 21 Sep

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

This event for Culture Night 2018 celebrates Trinity College Dublin’s special relationship with fantasy author, Terry Pratchett.

A library cataloguers will illustrate the evolution of Pratchett’s work; the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation will look how Pratchett’s quirky sense of humour went global; a Children’s Literature expert will delve into Pratchett’s writing for young readers; the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities will explore Pratchett’s work with technology; and, recalling Pratchett’s life with Alzheimer’s disease, a researcher from Trinity Brain Health and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will myth-bust dementia and explain how “It is possible to live well with dementia and write best-sellers ‘like wot I do’.”

Speakers will be Christoph Schmidt-Supprian, Jennifer Edmond, Jane Suzanne Carrol, Sabina Brennan and the Alzheimer Society of Irelan.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=128675796

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 21 Sep

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers

20:00, Fri 21 Sep

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

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

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

RTE Open Air Concert – Culture Night

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 21 Sep

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

For the last few years, RTE organises a Open-Air Concert for Culture Night. The arts and culture show Arena on RTE Radio 1 is the host of the concert and there will be the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and guests presenting a mix of live music, theatre, comedy and poetry from both established and emerging Irish artists. The concert will also feature a choir of 140 members of the public from around the country.

Other contributors are

Villagers – Conor O’Brien will perform A trick of the light from their new album
Sebastian Barry – Award-winning author will both sing and read (A Long Long Way)
Waterford Whispers – Will perform their unique brand of news, live
Members of Horslips & Paul Muldoon – New poetry and music in a unique collaboration, specially written for this concert
Mick Flannery & Amanda Coogan – Music and performance combine, to create a reflection on the struggles of women in Ireland
Alma Harrak – Performance from the 14 year-old self-taught pianist and Syrian refugee
Mango X Mathman – The best in Irish hip hop with orchestral and choral arrangements
Claudia Boyle – ABBA classics from the talented Irish soprano, with a twist, or two
Ursula Burns – A live performance from the world’s only harpist-comedian
Cór Linn – RTÉ’s new youth choir will give their ‘almost’ first ever public performance
Sarah Crossan – Author, poet and Ireland’s ‘Laureatte na nÓg’ will read, accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and introduce emerging talent, Natalya O’Flaherty
Nava – The world’s only Irish/Iranian trad act will continue to explore a unique sonic landscape between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia
Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Recital from award-winning bilingual poet, in both Irish and English
Moxie – A performance – with special guests – from musicians creating a new brand of Irish music heavily influenced by electro, jazz, house, and rock

For the last two years (maybe even more), this concert took place in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle. A great location for a concert like this and in a very convenient location for all the people that are enjoying Culture Night in the City centre. However, two years ago there were seemingly more crowd barriers to guide the expected masses, than there were people because it was a rainy night. Last year it was busy but by far not crowded.
But if a city centre location doesn’t get the people, then will Collins Barrack be a good place? The music style of the Arena Radio programme is not my preferred style, but I did enjoy some parts of the concert last year and the year before. This year I will not get to hear it, it’s just too far out when you are on foot.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events/Culture-Night-2018/Culture-Night-at-Collins-Barracks

Chief Keegan – Gig

21:00, Fri 21 Sep

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Chief Keegan is an instrumental funk band from Dublin and they will be for a gig in Sin E.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/chief-keegan-klnsy-vote-for-repeal-afterparty/

Haiku – Gig

21:00, Fri 21 Sep

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

Haiku will perform a Punk & Rock gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

theharbourbar.ie/events/1580/haiku/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 21 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

02+09+16+30 September

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 or on www.facebook.com/pg/dmpvr/events/

The walks for September are on 02+09+16+30 September. More might be announced.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website) and it sometimes is also worth checking the Facebook Page for even more timely updates.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Fringe Fest 08-23 Sept

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BTW: I am not paid or otherwise rewarded for compiling and distributing this Event Guide it is purely a hobby so your donations are needed: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm . Advertisement in or sponsorship of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is possible and very welcome, please contact me for more information.
Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2018 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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