Dublin Event Guide 734: Oh no! Omicron! – First Christmas Markets, Pride in Winter, Comedy Crunch

November 27th, 2021

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

Oh no! Omicron!

First Christmas Markets, Pride in Winter, Comedy Crunch

Hi all!

Oh no! Will it ever end? Yesterday it was Delta, today it is Omicron and tomorrow it might be Sigma or Psi or Omega. And all the while the media enjoy their latest past time of sensationalising everything totally out of all proportion. If that sensationalism continues and if politicians don’t grow a stronger spine, then we will be in this mess for another few years.

You might have heard that many Christmas events already have been cancelled and more will get cancelled. The new Christmas Market that was planned in the City’s historical Fruit & Veg Market is cancelled and so are Christmas Concerts in St. Patrick’s Cathedral and in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. Others haven’t made the hard decision yet or at least haven’t announced it yet, but the signs are not good.

The government is definitely trying to avoid another lockdown, but more and more it looks as if a new lockdown is unavoidable. (When it will be announced, watch out for the “Omicron” word! It will be everywhere!) And what can we do? There is and will always be ONE thing that will be behind any increase or decrease of spread. And this one thing is social contact. It looks like we are doing too much of that again.

So is it back to online events again? We don’t know yet, but no matter what happens, if there are ANY free events taking place online or offline, you will find them here in the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”.

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Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 27 November

+ Irish Car Boot Sales – Market 06:00-12:00 Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 irishcarboot.ie/
+ Airfield Estate Farmers’ Market 09:00-14:30 Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (lower car park) www.airfield.ie/farmers-market-at-airfield-estate
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market/Food Fair 09:00-14:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438
+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Swords Christmas Market (undefined time and missing event confirmation) Swords Castle, Swords, Co Dublin www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal (It is unclear if this market is taking place. Fingal Co Council was unable to confirm the details for their own event, it seems.)
++ Urban Picnic Christmas Market 10:00-17:00 Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin www.facebook.com/dublinsoutdoors/posts/961830254402854
+ Red Stables Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket
+ Dublin Art Book Fair 2021: Manual – Temple Bar Gallery + Studios 11:00-18:00 Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/3134386693510668
+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Daily Guided Tours of the National Botanic Gardens 11:30-12:30 / 15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/199211716607 (Booking required)
+ BIAS: Built this way – Digital exhibition about data equity, privacy, surveillance culture, facial recognition, class and artificial intelligence – Science Gallery 12:00-17:00 Science Gallery, TCD, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/bias

+ What’s the Scéal? Jack Lynch & Len Graham perform ‘Tall Tales & Musical Stories’ – Storytelling – National Museum 14:00 Online www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Country-Life/Events/Q42021/Whats-the-Sceal-Jack-Lynch-Len-Graham-Perform-Tal (Booking required)
+ International Ballad Session in Hartigans – Open session every Saturday 18:00-23:00 Hartigan’s, 100 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/InternationalBalladGroup
+ Words That Burn / The Crawling / Co-Headline – Gig 20:30-00:00 Fibber Magees, 80 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/393368822371860/
+ Heroes From Mars – David Bowie Tribute Live Gig 21:00-23:00 Tolka House, Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/TolkaHousePubOfficial

Sunday 28 November

+ Irish Car Boot Sales – Market 08:00-13:00 Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Rd, Ballymun, Dublin 9 irishcarboot.ie/
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market/Food Fair 09:00-16:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/Glasnevin-Indoor-Market-107579840635438
+ Swords Christmas Market (undefined time and missing event confirmation) Swords Castle, Swords, Co Dublin www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal (It is unclear if this market is taking place. Fingal Co Council was unable to confirm the details for their own event, it seems.)
+ Balbriggan Christmas Market 10:00-16:00 Bremore Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal/photos/a.616298258552352/1920974734751358
+ CLOSED: Marlay Park Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/parks/marlay-park
+ CLOSED: People’s Park Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 People’s Park, Park Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-coco-market
+ How to Create Repeat Pattern – Online Activity from 11:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-activity-how-to-create-repeat-pattern/
+ Herbert Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:00-16:00 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/Herbert-Park-Market-405930226496273
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Daily Guided Tours of the National Botanic Gardens 11:30-12:30 / 15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/199211716607 (Booking required)
++ Dandelion Christmas Market 12:00-17:00 The Well, 130 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/614580236242030/
+ Vinyl Market 12:00-17:00 The Bernard Shaw, Crossguns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/events/249025303958537
+ BIAS: Built this way – Digital exhibition about data equity, privacy, surveillance culture, facial recognition, class and artificial intelligence – Science Gallery 12:00-17:00 Science Gallery, TCD, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/bias

+ Sunday Public Tour – Hugh Lane Gallery 14:15 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3349-sundays28
+ November Choral Remembrance Concert with Continuum Youth Choir 13:15 St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough St, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/4231164990344120
+ Sunday Sketching: “The Wild Winds Blow!” – Family Workshop (Age: 6+) – Hugh Lane Gallery 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3377-sunday-s-28
+ Life Magazine and the Power of Photography with Dr Katherine A. Bussard – Talk – National Gallery 15:00-16:00 Online www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/life-magazine-and-power-photography-dr-katherine-bussard (Booking required)
+ Organ Freeman – Weekly Jazz Sundays 18:00-20:00 The Big Romance, 98 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.jazzireland.ie/jazz-events/residency/4141-organ-freeman-weekly-jazz-sundays.html
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Returns – First in-person Mass in 18 months – Gardiner Street Church 19:30-20:30 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/1313160292447330
+ Comedy Crunch – Comedy with Jim Elliott, Marlon Simeon, Colm McGlinchey & Stephen Mullan 20:15 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch

And lots of free events next week….

Monday 29 November

+ Daily Guided Tours of the National Botanic Gardens 11:30-12:30 / 15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/199211716607 (Booking required)
+ James Webb Space Telescope: Beginnings – Talk – Irish Astronomical Society 19:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/261527672704270

Tuesday 30 November

+ Top 5 actions you can take to power up for 2022 – Talk – LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network 11:00 Online www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Networking/Women-in-Business/Network-Events/Webinar-30th-November-2021-Top-5-actions-you-can-take-to-power-up-for-2022-by-Susan-Hayes-Culleton.html
+ 5 Tools for Stress Management – Webinar – Iconic Offices & David Brown & Elevate 12:00-13:00 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/5-tools-for-stress-management/ (Booking required)
+ Daily Guided Tours of the National Botanic Gardens 11:30-12:30 / 15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/199211716607 (Booking required)
+ Awards Ceremony: Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2021 – National Gallery 17:00-17:35 Online www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/virtual-awards-ceremony-zurich-young-portrait-prize-2021
+ Awards Ceremony: Zurich Portrait Prize 2021 – National Gallery 18:00-18:35 Online www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/virtual-awards-ceremony-zurich-portrait-prize-2021
+ Modern Irish poetry: gleaming diamonds – Irish Texts Society Lecture – National Library 19:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173617864 (Booking required)
+ Wilde Poets – Evening of poetry, wit and fine minds – Dublin LGBTQ Pride 19:00 Street 66, 33 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/wilde-poets-tickets-211036585107 (Booking required)

Wednesday 01 December

+ Boost Your Immunity this Winter – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Nichola Flood 12:30-13:10 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/boost-your-immunity-this-winter/ (Booking required)
+ Colm Tóibín with Sasha de Buyl – In Conversation – Living with Pride – National Library 13:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173619064 (Booking required)
+ Conifers – Evergreen Giants of the Ancient World – Themed Tour – National Botanic Gardens 14:00-15:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 www.eventbrite.ie/e/206675400687 (Booking required)
+ Highlights Tours of Chester Beatty Museum 17:30 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/onsite-highlights-tours-for-december/ (Booking required)
+ Be Happy, Stay Healthy – Art and Anxiety – Online Teens Lab (Age: 12-17) – Chester Beatty Museum 18:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-teens-lab-be-happy-stay-healthy-art-and-anxiety/ (Booking required)
+ World AIDS Day Witchy Wednesday – Party & Performance 21:00 The George, 89 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 dublinpride.ie/events/world-aids-day-witchy-wednesday/ (Booking required)

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 02 December

+ World War I: Exploring the Irish Experience – Exhibition Tour – National Library 11:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173606170 (Booking required)
+ Copying Edo Landscapes – Lecture – Chester Beatty Museum 13:10 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-lunchtime-lecture-copying-edo-landscapes/ (Booking required)

Friday 03 December

+ Free Fitness for all! – Group Session 07:00 Grand Canal Dock, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 www.meetup.com/project-awesome-dublin
+ Hugh Lane Culture Club: Artist in Focus: Jack B. Yeats – Talk 10:30 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3336-culture-club-3-december-2021 (Booking required)
+ Artist Talk with Nasrin Golden – In-Gallery Talk 12:30 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3340-nasrin-g (Booking required)
+ The Wilde Walk – Walking Tour with Tonie Walsh – Dublin LGBTQ Pride 19:30-21:00 Chez Max, 1 Palace Street, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/210962914757 (Booking required)

And there is more…

+++ The Moving Crib is back
For the 65th year the moving crib is back at the St Martin Apostolate at Parnell Square. It is a whole basement floor of a crib installation and many other scenes from the bible and many of the figures and installation have moving parts. Definitely something for kids, but I enjoyed it as well when I visited the Moving Crib a few years ago. Opening hours are 11:00-18:00 every day of the week from 23 Nov-09 Jan (closed on Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day). Admission is free, but booking is required. www.stmartin.ie/crib/

+++ Visit Dublin Castle for free
Until the end of 2021, entry to Dublin Castle is free for all visitors. You will be able to visit the State Apartments on a self-guided tour. There are currently no guided tours and therefore the Medieval Undercroft and Chapel Royal are not accessible. Opening hours are Mon-Sun & Bank Holidays: 09:45-17:45 (last admission 17:15). Tickets can be booked at dublincastle.admit-one.eu/?p=calendar&ev=SELFGUIDE for free there will also a limited number of tickets available at the ticket desk.

+++ Low Priced Books with free delivery
Book Depository is the place where you can buy low priced books, usually for better prices than on Amazon and Book Depository always delivers for free. And by buying books from Book Depository you will also help the Dublin Event Guide for no additional cost to you. Use this link: shor.by/BookDepository
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+++ National Gallery tickets available here
The National Gallery is usually free anyway, but in current times you will have to book tickets to get access and you have to enter the building on the Merrion Street side. Tickets are available here: www.nationalgallery.ie/visit-us/book-your-ticket The National Gallery also is running events again and because the events have limited number of spaces, they can book out relatively fast, at least before I can write about the events, so check out the events 1-2 weeks in advance here www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on and then book tickets for them.

+++ LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES
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The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

And this is it for another week! Have a great weekend and good new week.

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)