Dublin Event Guide 527: Dublin Maker, Festival of Curiosity, Liberties Festival, Swords Summerfest, Bray Air Display

July 22nd, 2017
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 527 | 21 July 2017

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Hi all!

The super line up of events continues and luckily we had another few really great days weather-wise last week….even on the weekend!!! :-) That is not a happening toooo often, but we were lucky at the City Spectacular and at the Rose Festival and at the coming weekend, it looks as if Saturday might be a better day (not so warm, but sunny) than Sunday.

Because the financial woes continue, I would like to mention to you again that you can help without spending a cent, if you buy through the links that are in the Dublin Event Guide or that are on the Dublin Event Guide Shopping Page at www.DublinEventGuide/shop If you want to buy from Groupon or LivingSocial or Amazon or Bookdepository or eBay or Asos or New Look or PrettyLittleThing or SportsDirect, just go to that website and click on the relevant link and it will bring you to the right place. When you then buy, the Dublin Event Guide will get a 5-8% reward for promoting that shop. You don’t pay a cent extra, instead the 5-8% will be taken out of what otherwise will go to the shop as profit. So you are helping the Dublin Event Guide without having to pay anything from your own pocket!! www.dublineventguide.com/shop Thanks for using this page!

Thanks sooo much to some of you! 22 wonderful people helped with a donation this week. This is an all time record! And it brought the outstanding amount from EUR 320 down to EUR 40. That is a huge step and I really appreciate all the help!! Unfortunately, though the next month starts already in just over a week with a new bill of EUR 235. So PLEASE please help via PayPal here even if you only have a few Euro, everything counts!!

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The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared (or able) to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 235 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for web hosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 72,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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

Without putting your hand in your pocket at all you can help the Dublin Event Guide! Just use the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the banner ads in other sections as often as possible when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this publication (for example for Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), then you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime.
This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 235 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week it is a quote again. And once again it is by the amazing and outstanding Tony Robbins. He said

Keep your goals in front of you and your fears behind you. – Tony Robbins

Why? So that you see one (the goals) all the time and that you don’t see the other (fears). Focus on your goals and forget about the fears!

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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.

This week was good week! We are very much in the red, so ALL help is needed and my appeal last week was successful and 22 people helped! They are Mary McK, Ger O’B, Alison J, Sinead L, Lesley C, Noel N, Majella M, Mona O’R, Leigh P, Eric C, Anette K D, Aoife G, Aidan C, George K, Rita B, Thomas G, Roy C, Jutta B-S, Lorna O’C, Aisling McK, Miriam L and Fergus O’T. Thank you so much, you are all great!! Your help is much needed and VERY much appreciated.

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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 pick the Dublin Maker Fair on Saturday and – if you don’t mind big crowds and challenges in getting there and back – then I will also add the Bray Air Display on Saturday and Sunday.

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Dublinbikes will get a new sponsor

Coke Zero is gone and Just Eat will arrive as the new sponsor of the Dublinbikes. New ad stickers will be put on the bikes and the website will change and Dublin City will call it differently, but nobody in their right mind ever called the bikes any different than “Dublinbikes” and the new sponsor will not change anything about that either.

The advertisement contract will be for three years and while the amount that Just Eat will pay has not been released, we can assume that it is probably in the region of 2 mio.

There are currently nearly 69,000 subscribers at a yearly fee of EUR 25, a budget of 1.725 mio and if the advertisement costs 2mio, there is a total amount of 3.7mio available, which seems like a LOT of money! At the end of the summer there will be 116 bike stations with a total of 1600 bikes

www.thejournal.ie/dublinbikes-brand-new-sponsor-3506804-Jul2017/

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

Summer of Heritage 2017

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is the leading example in the whole Greater Dublin area of top class historic events for everybody and Dublin City really could learn from them!

The Summer of Heritage programme of events is a series of 30 free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council from 26 June until 03 September. The tours are suitable for families, historic groups and individuals interested in local history and some of the locations/tours are The Oratory, Seapoint Martello Tower, Holy Trinity Church Kiliney, Historic Dundrum, Kill Abbey, Obelisk Stillorgan, James Joyce Tower, Historic Blackrock, The Metals, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Walk, National Maritime Museum, Dalkey Castle, Monkstown Castle.
Most tours happen a number of times during the week and the full programme can be downloaded here.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now the place where the weekly nationwide clever event map from our new sponsor Energia will be featured. Full details about the events on the map are on the Energia blog: gturl.eu/Energia_wk29

Exhibitions

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

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

Hot Press Covers Exhibition

20 April – 08 September (Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00)

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

Hot Press Magazine is celebrating its 40st birthday in June of this year and this exhibition in the National Photographic Archive will show every single Hot Press Cover from the last 40 years. A piece of music history of Ireland from 1977 until today.

Admission is free.

Oddly, the end date of this exhibition can not be found anywhere.

www.hotpress.com/coversexhibition/

Exhibition of Traditional Boats of Ireland

30 June – 27 July (10:00-17:00)

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

An Art in the Park exhibition of illustrations of Traditional Boats of Ireland by Donal MacPolin will take place.

Admission is free.

Saturday 22 Jul

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 22 Jul

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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 Jul

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 22 Jul

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 22 Jul

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

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

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 Jul

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Jul

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 Maker 2017

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Dublin Maker 2017 is a day-long festival for hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and curious inventors. It is a creative carnival of “show and tell” and is suitable for all ages. Inventors and Makers will be there to show you what they are working on in a friendly festival atmosphere.

You will be able to find out about Japanese Knots, Raspberry Pi projects, Paperpets, Physcs Busking, Weaving and Spinning, Enable Ireland Innovations and Maker Projects, Props & Puppets, Home Brewing, Woodturning, Techspace projects, STEM for 7-10 years olds, Roboslam, Virtual Reality, 3D printing, fractal images, model making, robots, boardgame design, hte TOG Hackerspace, Lego Brickx, LED projects and many more projects, inventors and makers. See the whole list here www.dublinmaker.ie/makers-2017/

Admission is free. I think this is a really great event that is growing and growing from year to year. If you are curious or want your kids to be and remian curious, go to this event.

www.dublinmaker.ie/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Jul

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 22 Jul

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 Jul

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 22 Jul

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

Treasure Hunt – Festival of Curiosity

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Jul

Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lwr, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Festival of Curiosity is inviting to a Treasure Hunt for the whole family. Explore the curious side of Dublin city through fun riddles, puzzles and science for all ages. Starting at Smock Alley Theatre the trail will take you on a journey to key locations across the city.

Pick up your treasure hunt clues at Smock Alley Theatre between 10:00 and 16.00 on Saturday and Sunday. There is no time limit on the treasure hunt, but it takes approx 1.5 hours to complete it with lots of stops along the way. The event is suitable form Age 7 (all children must be accompanied by a parent or adult).

Admission is free.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/curious-city-treasure-hunt/

Weston Airport Family Fun Weekend

10:00 – 19:00, Sat 22 Jul

Weston Airport, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Because all the planes that will fly over Bray for the Bray Air Display will have to “park” somewhere, Weston Airport is hosting a Family Fun Weekend on Saturday and Sunday with approx. 25 planes on display. There will also be a Fun Fair.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1751258821840456

Beautiful Beasts Exhibition

10:30 – 16:30, Sat 22 Jul

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The exhibition “The Beautiful Beasts” will feature a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures. Along with a brand new limestone seal, you will find a flying horse, a tortoise with a secret story and a toucan in disguise.

Created by leading Irish and international artists from materials ranging from bronze, woods, ceramics, steel and stone. You can learn about the techniques used to create the artworks and feel samples of the materials used.

Admission is free. The exhibition is open on from Wednesday to Sunday every week and is suitable for Age 4+

ark.ie/events/view/the-beautiful-beasts

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 22 Jul

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/

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times will the “People’s Art 2017″ exhibition take place this year. It is an art exhibition by private artists on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Pond Dipping – Children’s Event

11:00, Sat 22 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Children’s Event “Pond Dipping” will take place on Saturday.

Explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and minibeasts living in and around the pond at the National Botanic Gardens. Perfect your technique with guidance from the experts and learn how to identify the amazing creatures you have captured.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 804 0319.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#22July

Swords Summer Festival 2017

11:00 – 22:00, Sat 22 Jul

Swords (Various)

The Swords Summer Festival is taking place this weekend with the main events happening on Saturday and Sunday.

The schedule on the Events in Fingal website is not very descriptive, so this rough overview is the best I can give you:

Saturday
+ Family Entertaiment 12:00-17:00 in Main Street
+ Castle Market 11:00-17:00
+ Irish Great War Society Display 11:00-17:00
+ Dublin Gospel Choir 18:30-20:00 on Stage in Main Street
+ Interskalactic – Ska+Reggae Gig 20:30-22:00 on Stage in Main Street
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Sunday
+ Bosco + Kids Entertainment 14:00-17:00
+ Irish Great War Society Display 14:00-17:00

The events listed above all seem to be free. There is also a Fun Fair in Swords Town park with the usual ticket prices.

www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal

Terenure Bushy Park Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Jul

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

Back to the Bronze Age – Drop-in activity

11:30 – 13:30, Sat 22 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

What was life like in Ireland during the Bronze Age? Drop into the learning space (Kildare Room) to handle replica artefacts and find out how people in Ireland in Prehistoric times used metal for their weapons and tools. Then create your very own lunula to take home.

Admission is free. Suitable from Age 8+

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3352

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 22 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Bray Air Display 2017

12:00, Sat 22 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Air Display is happening this weekend. The activities on the ground will start at 12:00 and the plane fly overs will start at 15:30 and end around 18:00 on Saturday and will run from 14:00-17:00 on Sunday.

On Saturday 13 acts will perform (i.e. fly overs or parachute jumps etc). On Sunday 18 acts will perform. So if you want the FULL programme you should go there on Sunday but be prepared for BIG crowds and keep an eye on the weather forecast.

The list of participating air performers is:
+ Royal Jordanian Falcons
+ The Catalina
+ Irish Air Corps
+ Swedish Air Force Historic Flight
+ British Spitfire & Seafire
+ The Black Knights
+ The Strikemasters
+ Norwegian MIG & Vampires
+ Eddie Goggins
+ The Ravens
+ Irish Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
+ Aer Lingus DC-3
+ Irish Parachute Club
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The following acts will only be performing on Sunday:
+ F-18 jet, Spanish Airforce
+ Patrouille Tranchant
+ Richard Goodwin
+ Irish Historic Flight Foundation
+ Aer Lingus – A321 passenger aircraft

So the Saturday programme is not as good as the Sunday programme and if you compare it with last year’s programme then this year’s Bray Air Display impresses even less! Last year the top air acrobatic teams from Italy (Frecce Triccolori) and from the UK (Red Arrows) and The Blades (made up of former Red Arrow pilots) were there on Sunday, this year NO air display/acrobatic team with a similar reputation and skill will be in Bray. The Patrouille Tranchant is the only air display team but they will be only performing on Sunday and are by far not as outstanding as the Frecce Triccolori or the Red Arrows.

On the ground there will be a Food Village, a Craft Fair and a Fun Fair.

Admission is free.

www.brayairdisplay.com/

Family Fun Day – Liberties Festival 2017

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Jul

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

On the last day of this year’s Liberties Festival, the Family Fun Day will take place in Patrick’s Park, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

There will be a Vintage Carousel, Face Painting, Juggling and Acrobatics Show, a Science Show, Petting Zoo and street dance workshops.

Admission is free.

www.libertiesfestival.ie/family-funday

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Jul

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

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

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Military Guard Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 22 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the “National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State”, at Merrion Square during July and August. Ceremonies will take place at the pyramid at Merrion Square opposite the back entrance to the Dail, every Saturday from 15 July to 19 August 2015.

Units from different sections of the Defence Forces (Army, Air Corps and Naval Service) will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony to remember their comrades. Every week different units will be involved and the details of the ceremony and the participating units are described on the website below.

www.military.ie/en/info-centre/df-ceremonial/ceremonial-military-guard/

SOUND CHECK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SOUND CHECK” (09 June – 24 September) in the Science Gallery is looking the influence sound has on our life. THe exhibition looks at lots of interesting ways to create sound.

It is highly interactive exhibition with lots of oppoertunities to create sound/make noise. Some of the main exhibits are a big sound pinball table, a synthesiser on a bike, musical swings, a room full of Moog Synthesiser equipment, a Uranium controlled Xylophone and there are fice “Sonic Bikes” that you cyn pre-book and loan out for a 1 hour guided tour in Dublin.

The exhibition is suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part and nobody will be bored.

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/soundcheck/

National Gallery Tour

12:30 – 13:15, Sat 22 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery runs lots of free tours during the week and this is a listing of all the tours that are on the schedule for this week:

Sat 22 July: 12:30-13:15 Details
Sat 22 July: 14:30-15:15 Details
Sun 23 July: 11:30-12;15 Details
Sun 23 July: 12:30-13:15 Family Tour
Sun 23 July: 13:30-14:15 Details
Thu 27 July: 18:30-19:15 Evening Tour

For all tours meet at the Merrion Square entrance reception.

www.nationalgallery.ie/

Outdoor Family Yoga – Festival of Curiosity

12:30 – 15:30, Sat 22 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Outdoor Family Yoga for all ages will take place in the Wood Quay Amphitheatre and will be lead by Jenny Keane from “Back to the Heart” yoga. Bring your picnic if you want.

Admission is free and everyone is invited. The Yoga will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-13:30 and again from 14:30-15:30 and it is part of the Festival of Curiosity.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/grandpals-family-outdoor-yoga/

Sonic Bike Experience (Ya Slip Ta Bang) – Science Gallery

12:30, Sat 22 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

As part of the current “Sound Check” exhibition in the Science Gallery you can rent out a bike to experience Dublin in a completely different way:

Ya slip ta bang is an interactive composition mapped over the streets of Dublin that will unfold for you as you ride ‘sonic bikes’ along specific routes of the city. Accompanied by electronic music, the composition tells the story of recovering he roin addict Lucy Dolan as she returns to the city, revisiting important places in her life.

The sonic bike is a bicycle with frame-mounted speakers that plays different sounds and music dependent on where the cyclist goes and how fast they ride, via a mounted location-sensitive system.

The bikes can be rented for free for up to 1 hour on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday between 12:30 and 16:00. The rules and conditions are on the website below and that is also where you book the bikes.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/06/yasliptabangsonicbikeexperience0

Sweet Pea Show – Botanic Gardens

12:30 – 17:30, Sat 22 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens are inviting to the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland’s annual Sweet Pea Show on Saturday and Sunday. You will be able to see a display of sweet pea grown on ‘cordons’ by the leading growers in the country.

On Saturday morning, over a dozen growers will arrive in the Teak House to transform it into a sweet pea wonderland before the plants are judged and from midday on Saturday everybody is welcome to view the prizewinning sweet peas.

Opening times of the show are on Saturday 12:30-17:30 and on Sunday 10:00-17:00.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#22July

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 22 Jul

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Jul

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/bernardshawfleamarket/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 22 Jul

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 22 Jul

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

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

National War Memorial Gardens – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 22 Jul

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

A weekly tour of the National War Memorial Gardens will take every Saturday from March until the end of October.

Admission is free. “Meet inside the gates” it says here.

Huntings / Just Me & The Devil – Gig

20:00, Sat 22 Jul

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

Rock bands “Huntings” (formerly Legion Of Ape) and “Just Me & The Devil”are playing a gig in the Grand Social.

Admission is free

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/huntingsjust-me-the-devil/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 22 Jul

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/

Mongrel State – Gig

21:00, Sat 22 Jul

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

Mongrel State are playing South-Western Rock at their gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

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

The Big Ceili – Liberties Festival 2017

21:00, Sat 22 Jul

O’Shea’s Merchant Bar, Lower Bridge Street, Dublin 8

The Big Ceili with trad music band and Ceili caller will be the final event of the Liberties Festival.

Admission is free.

www.libertiesfestival.ie/the-big-ceile

The Bowery Live – Gig

21:00, Sat 22 Jul

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

“The Bowery Live” is a gig night, featuring The Upbeat Generation, Angel Hannigan & The Rum Bunch, Aidan Murphy

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Rock Tribunal – Gig

23:30, Sat 22 Jul

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

Rock Tribunal will play a gig in the Porterhouse.

Admission is free.

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

Stoles / Key – Gig

23:55, Sat 22 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Alternative Band “Stoles” will play a gig in the Midnight Hour. Support is provided by Key.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-the-stoles/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 23 Jul

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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Jul

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Jul

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 – FOUR Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Jul

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

Finally since last year, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October 2016. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours with a reduced schedule over the winter. And since 02 April there will be tours again every Friday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 + 15:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Jul

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 23 Jul

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/

Sweet Pea Show – Botanic Gardens

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Gardens are inviting to the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland’s annual Sweet Pea Show on Saturday and Sunday. You will be able to see a display of sweet pea grown on ‘cordons’ by the leading growers in the country.

On Saturday morning, over a dozen growers will arrive in the Teak House to transform it into a sweet pea wonderland before the plants are judged and from midday on Saturday everybody is welcome to view the prizewinning sweet peas.

Opening times of the show are on Saturday 12:30-17:30 and on Sunday 10:00-17:00.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#22July

Treasure Hunt – Festival of Curiosity

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Jul

Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lwr, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Festival of Curiosity is inviting to a Treasure Hunt for the whole family. Explore the curious side of Dublin city through fun riddles, puzzles and science for all ages. Starting at Smock Alley Theatre the trail will take you on a journey to key locations across the city.

Pick up your treasure hunt clues at Smock Alley Theatre between 10:00 and 16.00 on Saturday and Sunday. There is no time limit on the treasure hunt, but it takes approx 1.5 hours to complete it with lots of stops along the way. The event is suitable form Age 7 (all children must be accompanied by a parent or adult).

Admission is free.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/curious-city-treasure-hunt/

Weston Airport Family Fun Weekend

10:00 – 19:00, Sun 23 Jul

Weston Airport, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Because all the planes that will fly over Bray for the Bray Air Display will have to “park” somewhere, Weston Airport is hosting a Family Fun Weekend on Saturday and Sunday with approx. 25 planes on display. There will also be a Fun Fair.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1751258821840456

Beautiful Beasts Exhibition

10:30 – 16:30, Sun 23 Jul

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The exhibition “The Beautiful Beasts” will feature a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures. Along with a brand new limestone seal, you will find a flying horse, a tortoise with a secret story and a toucan in disguise.

Created by leading Irish and international artists from materials ranging from bronze, woods, ceramics, steel and stone. You can learn about the techniques used to create the artworks and feel samples of the materials used.

Admission is free. The exhibition is open on from Wednesday to Sunday every week and is suitable for Age 4+

ark.ie/events/view/the-beautiful-beasts

Children’s Art Cart – Workshop – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 23 Jul

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 themes for the workshop are:

23 July Draw Flowers from the Walled Garden
30 July Farmer Ann

The full list can be found here phoenixpark.ie/media/phoenix-park-programme-of-events-2017.pdf

Comic Arts Festival

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Jul

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

The Dublin Eight Comic Arts Festival (DECAF) will take place on Sunday. Discover small press comics in Ireland, attend workshops and talks by The Comics Lab and meet local creators & celebrate the spectrum of Irish sequential art.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1413512145403983

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Jul

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 23 Jul

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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Six times will the “People’s Art 2017″ exhibition take place this year. It is an art exhibition by private artists on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Swords Summer Festival 2017

11:00 – 22:00, Sun 23 Jul

Swords (Various)

The Swords Summer Festival is taking place this weekend with the main events happening on Saturday and Sunday.

The schedule on the Events in Fingal website is not very descriptive, so this rough overview is the best I can give you:

Saturday
+ Family Entertaiment 12:00-17:00 in Main Street
+ Castle Market 11:00-17:00
+ Irish Great War Society Display 11:00-17:00
+ Dublin Gospel Choir 18:30-20:00 on Stage in Main Street
+ Interskalactic – Ska+Reggae Gig 20:30-22:00 on Stage in Main Street
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Sunday
+ Bosco + Kids Entertainment 14:00-17:00
+ Irish Great War Society Display 14:00-17:00

The events listed above all seem to be free. There is also a Fun Fair in Swords Town park with the usual ticket prices.

www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal

EALAÍN – a celebration of Irish art

11:30 – 17:00, Sun 23 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

To celebrate the National Gallery’s new presentation of its collection of Irish Art in the renovated historic wings, the Gallery presents Ealaín: a day of special tours, talks, workshops, and performances inspired by the collection. All events are free and suitable for the whole family. The timetable is below:

11:30 A Walk in Ireland – Drop-in family workshop
11:30 Irish themed tour – A tour of some of the Irish works in the collection, led by Rosary Cox.
12:00 How to do stained glass – Discover the processes and materials used to produce the windows now on show
12:30 Irish themed tour – A tour of some of the Irish works in the collection, led by Rosary Cox.
13:00 The Irish creel and its appearance in Irish art – Basket making demonstration and talk with Joe Hogan
13:00 Irish art archives – Talk and display of original Irish archives from the collection with Dr Kathryn Milligan.
13:30 Irish themed tour – A tour of some of the Irish works in the collection, led by Rosary Cox.
13:30 Irish language tour – Turas as Gaeilge, le Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire.
14:00 Edible Collages – Biscuit making workshop inspired by Irish art, with Michelle Darmody. Booking required
14:00 Irish art archives – Talk and display of original Irish archives from our collection with Donal Maguire.
14:30 Margaret Clarke: An Independent Spirit – A tour of the exhibition with Dr Kathryn Milligan.
15:30 Musical performance with Lisa Lambe and Hothouse Flowers members, Liam O’Maonlaí and Peter O’Toole. Booking here.

www.nationalgallery.ie/ealain-celebration-irish-art

Family Drop-in Creative Corner

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 23 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

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

This week’s theme is: A walk in Ireland

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-workshop-walk-ireland

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 23 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

National Gallery Tour

11:30 – 12:15, Sun 23 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery runs lots of free tours during the week and this is a listing of all the tours that are on the schedule for this week:

Sat 22 July: 12:30-13:15 Details
Sat 22 July: 14:30-15:15 Details
Sun 23 July: 11:30-12;15 Details
Sun 23 July: 12:30-13:15 Family Tour
Sun 23 July: 13:30-14:15 Details
Thu 27 July: 18:30-19:15 Evening Tour

For all tours meet at the Merrion Square entrance reception.

www.nationalgallery.ie/

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 23 Jul

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/

Bray Air Display 2017

12:00, Sun 23 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Air Display is happening this weekend. The activities on the ground will start at 12:00 and the plane fly overs will start at 15:30 and end around 18:00 on Saturday and will run from 14:00-17:00 on Sunday.

On Saturday 13 acts will perform (i.e. fly overs or parachute jumps etc). On Sunday 18 acts will perform. So if you want the FULL programme you should go there on Sunday but be prepared for BIG crowds and keep an eye on the weather forecast.

The list of participating air performers is:
+ Royal Jordanian Falcons
+ The Catalina
+ Irish Air Corps
+ Swedish Air Force Historic Flight
+ British Spitfire & Seafire
+ The Black Knights
+ The Strikemasters
+ Norwegian MIG & Vampires
+ Eddie Goggins
+ The Ravens
+ Irish Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
+ Aer Lingus DC-3
+ Irish Parachute Club
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The following acts will only be performing on Sunday:
+ F-18 jet, Spanish Airforce
+ Patrouille Tranchant
+ Richard Goodwin
+ Irish Historic Flight Foundation
+ Aer Lingus – A321 passenger aircraft

So the Saturday programme is not as good as the Sunday programme and if you compare it with last year’s programme then this year’s Bray Air Display impresses even less! Last year the top air acrobatic teams from Italy (Frecce Triccolori) and from the UK (Red Arrows) and The Blades (made up of former Red Arrow pilots) were there on Sunday, this year NO air display/acrobatic team with a similar reputation and skill will be in Bray. The Patrouille Tranchant is the only air display team but they will be only performing on Sunday and are by far not as outstanding as the Frecce Triccolori or the Red Arrows.

On the ground there will be a Food Village, a Craft Fair and a Fun Fair.

Admission is free.

www.brayairdisplay.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 23 Jul

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

SOUND CHECK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “SOUND CHECK” (09 June – 24 September) in the Science Gallery is looking the influence sound has on our life. THe exhibition looks at lots of interesting ways to create sound.

It is highly interactive exhibition with lots of oppoertunities to create sound/make noise. Some of the main exhibits are a big sound pinball table, a synthesiser on a bike, musical swings, a room full of Moog Synthesiser equipment, a Uranium controlled Xylophone and there are fice “Sonic Bikes” that you cyn pre-book and loan out for a 1 hour guided tour in Dublin.

The exhibition is suitable for ALL ages, even younger children will be able to take part and nobody will be bored.

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/soundcheck/

Outdoor Family Yoga – Festival of Curiosity

12:30 – 15:30, Sun 23 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Outdoor Family Yoga for all ages will take place in the Wood Quay Amphitheatre and will be lead by Jenny Keane from “Back to the Heart” yoga. Bring your picnic if you want.

Admission is free and everyone is invited. The Yoga will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-13:30 and again from 14:30-15:30 and it is part of the Festival of Curiosity.

festivalofcuriosity.ie/grandpals-family-outdoor-yoga/

Sonic Bike Experience (Ya Slip Ta Bang) – Science Gallery

12:30, Sun 23 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

As part of the current “Sound Check” exhibition in the Science Gallery you can rent out a bike to experience Dublin in a completely different way:

Ya slip ta bang is an interactive composition mapped over the streets of Dublin that will unfold for you as you ride ‘sonic bikes’ along specific routes of the city. Accompanied by electronic music, the composition tells the story of recovering he roin addict Lucy Dolan as she returns to the city, revisiting important places in her life.

The sonic bike is a bicycle with frame-mounted speakers that plays different sounds and music dependent on where the cyclist goes and how fast they ride, via a mounted location-sensitive system.

The bikes can be rented for free for up to 1 hour on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday between 12:30 and 16:00. The rules and conditions are on the website below and that is also where you book the bikes.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/06/yasliptabangsonicbikeexperience0

Drop-In Drawing Session – Chester Beatty Library

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 23 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

The event is suitable for ages 13+ and materials will be provided (but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only).

Admission is free.

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

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 23 Jul

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 Sunday will focus on the context of the Rising and explore in detail the wording of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

No booking necessary. The meeting point is inside the cemetery gates.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36143,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 23 Jul

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 23 Jul

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

Music in the Bandstand – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The St. George’s Brass Band will play in the Bandstand at Farmleigh House on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,38084,en.html

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Delve Deeper – Family Workshop

14:30, Sun 23 Jul

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Family Workshop “Delve Deeper” is a fun drop-by event for the whole family. Experiment with special hand held digital microscopes to see what leaves, seeds and even tiny bugs look like up-close.

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#23July

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 23 Jul

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

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Jul

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

Explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators. This is a fascinating drop-in handling session for all ages.

Admission is free. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3391

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Jul

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

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

The Sunday Melt Sessions – Gigs

15:00 – 21:00, Sun 23 Jul

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

The Melt Sessions will be back in the Mezz on Sunday. It’s a full day of gigs and the line-up is

Nobody’s Heroes (acoustic band set)
The Vulture Collective (Jazz/Swing band)
Headtrip Acoustic Project -“Zar” – “Giovanni Agostini”- (acoustic band set)
Quantum Crossroads (Instrumental/Psychedelic-Rock band)
Javi & Talking Dogs (Alt-Rock band)
Aron Rowe (acoustic set)
Geoff Finan (spoken word)
Brian Walton (acoustic set)
Bryan Walsh (acoustic set)
Tony Floyd Kenna (acoustic set)
Hollie Mac (DJ)
Ben (The Fibs)
Andy Barron (acoustic set)

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1911053259137621

Treasures of the National Museum – Family Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 23 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

This is a tour of the iconic treasures in the National Museum, including the ‘Tara’ Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice.

Admission is free and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Meet at the Reception. Suitable for ages 7+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3368

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

17:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

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.

The “outdoor” version of the weekly dance continues in the Summerhouse at the lake in St. Stephen’s Green.

www.facebook.com/events/1546502232091816

The New Breadwinners – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 23 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 Jul

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Jul

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 23 Jul

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

The Tiny Quartet – Gig

20:00, Sun 23 Jul

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Tiny Quartet is an instrumental group that puts a jazz and balkan twist on favourite pop, rock and folk tunes, from the last few decades. Their repertoire includes the likes of The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Planxty and Stephane Grapelli, as well as numerous jazz and folk standards.

Admission seems to be free, but The Tiny Quartet is not very good at telling people if their gigs are free or not on their Facebook Page and the Liquor Rooms also don’t help in this case.

liquorrooms.wpengine.com/calendar/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 23 Jul

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 23 Jul

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

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

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

East Coast Jazz Band – Gig

21:00, Sun 23 Jul

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

The East Coast Jazz Band will play Dixieland Jazz in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/east-coast-jazz-band4

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 23 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Soul Foolishness – Gig

21:30, Sun 23 Jul

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

Soul Foolishness is a Funk, Hip Hop, Soul band and they will be in the Bowery for a gig on Sunday. Their music will be Tupac to Rick James and Snoop Dogg to James Brown.

The band will be followed by GoFUNKyourself D.Js.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 23 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 23 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-5/

Monday 24 Jul

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 24 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Conversations on Art: Dementia-friendly tours

12:00, Mon 24 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Chester Beatty Library is inviting to an interactive tour specially designed for people living with dementia and their loved ones. It will start with a relaxing tea or coffee in the Silk Road Café before the tour of the Chester Beatty Library’s collections.

Admission is free, but the tour is limited to 10 Participants. Booking is required via Heidi Campbell on 01 4070766.

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 24 Jul

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 24 Jul

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!

Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

14:00 – 16:00, Mon 24 Jul

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

‘Choose, Catch, Snap! Get a Glimpse, a Glance, a Flash! Of directions you may wish your life to take! And discover decisions you may desire to make!’

Emily Gallagher will run a ‘just for fun’ photo trail weekly, involving participants following instructions for hunting for various specific snaps around the city centre, after which interpretations of the symbolic significance to the snaps will be shared!

Admission is free, but donations are welcome and booking is required via chooseyourowntracks@gmail.com or 085-2725095. Meeting Point is the Meeting House Square.

Bowery Stand-Up Comedy Night

20:00, Mon 24 Jul

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

This weekly Stand Up Comedy night is run David Hynes and Danny O’Connor and they will welcome the guest performers Julie Jay, Mustafa Saed, Terry Oneil, David Mallaghan.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Drunkard’s Hiccups – Old Time String Band Music

20:00, Mon 24 Jul

Thomas House, 88 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/drunkardshiccups/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 24 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 24 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 24 Jul

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 24 Jul

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

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

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 24 Jul

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

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 24 Jul

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 24 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/thats-it-open-mic-2/

Tuesday 25 Jul

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Drawing from History – Family Workshop

10:30, Tue 25 Jul

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

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is inviting to a workshop for children (Age 10+) entitled “Drawing from History”. Learn to create drawings with atmosphere, using the historical St. Patrick’s Cathedral as inspiration.
The workshop will be run at 10:30 and 12:30.

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

stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/events/11220?catID=5982

Junior Einstein Science Club

11:00, Tue 25 Jul

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

The Astronomy Show is the title of the show presented by Junior Einstein’s Science Club. The Junior Einstein instructors love astronomy and they invite you to join them on a virtual trip through space – everything from astronaut training to rocket launching to protecting astronauts on other planets, even greeting aliens and getting back to Earth safely.

The workshops are suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years.

Admission is free, but booking is required. There are two events on 25 July:

Tuesday 25 July at 11:00 in Ballyfermot Library. Book via 01-6269324
Tuesday 25 July at 14:30 in Dolphin’s Barn Library. Book via 01-4540681

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 25 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Harry Clarke’s stained glass windows

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 25 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Harry Clarke’s stained glass windows” is a pop-up talk in the new stained glass room in the Gallery’s refurbished historic wing. The talk will be given by Dara McElligott.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/harry-clarkes-stained-glass-windows

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 25 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Family Event: Drop in Tuesdays – National Library

14:15 – 15:30, Tue 25 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A Family Drop-in event will happen every Tuesday in July in the National Library. On 4, 11, 18, 25 July a fun afternoon of trails with stories and drawings that brings the National Library to life for all ages will be provided for you.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

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

Call the Dancers – Trad Gig

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 25 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

A Trad Session called “Call the Dancers” will take place and no other than well known musicians Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends will perform.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/call-the-dancers-15/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 25 Jul

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/

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 25 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

Camden Comedy is a weekly comedy night on a Tuesday that I only found recently.

Every Tuesday they have a whole range of comedians and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 25 Jul

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

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 25 Jul

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 25 Jul

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 25 Jul

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

The Trad Stage – Open Mic

21:00 – 23:30, Tue 25 Jul

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Trad Stage is a weekly Open Mic event in the Tivoli Backstage venue. Musicians are invited to perform live in front of an interested audience. Performances are primarily of Irish Traditional Music and Folk Singing, however it is possible to also see performances of traditional music from all over the world as well as performances of original compositions from local and international musicians.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thetradstage/

All Aboard! – Open Mic Night

21:30, Tue 25 Jul

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

“All Aboard! An open mic night on a Pirate Ship.” seems to be the new name of the Bowery’s Open Mic Tuesday.

Each week there will be an array of music, comedy, spoken word and all things in between.

Special guests this week are: Storytellers “Candlelit Tales” and they will be sharing 2x nautical based stories-

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 25 Jul

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 25 Jul

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 26 Jul

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Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 26 Jul

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

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

ruared.ie/

Nuts about Nature Workshops for Kids

11:00, Wed 26 Jul

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

Children are encouraged to explore wildlife and biodiversity through discussion and interactive activities such as making bird feeders (Hopefully not in summer!!!), examining the creatures in the bug tank, and wildlife themed arts and crafts
The workshop also investigates habitats, ecosystems and animal adaptations including camouflage. It is suitable for children aged 7 to 11 years.

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

Phoenix Park Walk

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 26 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This week’s Phoenix Park Walk is entitled “Celtic Tree Trail” and the description says “The Celts believed each tree had its own personality and meaning. Learn about their uses through history and why trees are so important.”

Admission is free.

The full list of all walks for the next few months is here: phoenixpark.ie/media/phoenix-park-programme-of-events-2017.pdf

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 26 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 26 Jul

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/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Wed 26 Jul

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!

Temple Bar “Night” Market

14:00 – 20:00, Wed 26 Jul

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (14:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until September.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market.

In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

templebarnightmarket.com/

Thor’s Hammer – Drop-in Activity

14:00 – 16:00, Wed 26 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Vikings wore pendants and amulets based on the Norse gods in the hope that they would bring them good luck. Learn more about the beliefs of the Vikings and make your own Thor’s Hammer pendant to take home.

Admission is free. Come to the Learning Resource Room on the 1st floor. Suitable from Age 8+.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3353

Drama Workshops for kids

14:15, Wed 26 Jul

Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

The Jill Anderson School of Drama will run a range of fun filled drama workshops in the libraries to develop children’s confidence and communication skills. The workshops are free but booking is required.

1) Paddington’s Gone Missing! Everyone’s favourite bear has disappeared! He was in this very library researching a new orange marmalade recipe and never came home. The famous private investigator Mrs Tiddles has arrived to see if she can find him, but she needs your help! Suitable for children 4 – 7 years. Wednesday 26 July at 14:15 in Drumcondra Library. Book via 01-8377206

2) The Haunted Castle. Unfortunately for Ethna the Witch her spell has gone horribly wrong. Her haunted castle has disappeared. All she has left is an empty book of spells and a bag of items that used to be in her castle. Can you help her bring the haunted castle back to life! Suitable for children 4 – 7 years. Thursday 27 July at 11:00 in Terenure Library. Book via 01-01-4907035

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

Sensational Space Workshops for kids

14:30, Wed 26 Jul

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

Come to this worksho and venture into space and explore the solar system. What would life be like on Mars? What size is the moon?

The workshop includes a number of interactive and fun activities, exploring meteor impacts and making rockets and space themed crafts. It is suitable for children aged 7 to 11 years.

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

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

Drawing workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Wed 26 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is an informal workshop for adults and young people to look at different areas of life drawing, including portraits, colour and capturing movement. All materials are provided and beginners and improvers are welcome.

Admission is free. Meet in the Sculpture Court.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drawing-workshop-2

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 26 Jul

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Wed 26 Jul

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

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

It takes place every Wednesday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 26 Jul

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

The Tragedy of Cúchulainn’s Only Son – Storytelling

19:30 – 21:00, Wed 26 Jul

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

“The Tragedy of Cúchulainn’s Only Son” is the theme of a story telling event with the expert storytellers Candlelit Tales.

This is live storytelling with atmospheric music in The Stags Head.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2046118745611573

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 26 Jul

The Front Door, 15 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 26 Jul

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/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 26 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 26 Jul

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 26 Jul

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 26 Jul

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 26 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Resident Open Mic – Mercantile

21:00, Wed 26 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 26 Jul

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).

Red Note District – Gig

22:00, Wed 26 Jul

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

Red Note District will play a gig in Temple Bar.

Admission is free.

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

The Harleys – Gig

23:55, Wed 26 Jul

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

Thursday 27 Jul

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Drama Workshops for kids

11:00, Thu 27 Jul

Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6w

The Jill Anderson School of Drama will run a range of fun filled drama workshops in the libraries to develop children’s confidence and communication skills. The workshops are free but booking is required.

1) Paddington’s Gone Missing! Everyone’s favourite bear has disappeared! He was in this very library researching a new orange marmalade recipe and never came home. The famous private investigator Mrs Tiddles has arrived to see if she can find him, but she needs your help! Suitable for children 4 – 7 years. Wednesday 26 July at 14:15 in Drumcondra Library. Book via 01-8377206

2) The Haunted Castle. Unfortunately for Ethna the Witch her spell has gone horribly wrong. Her haunted castle has disappeared. All she has left is an empty book of spells and a bag of items that used to be in her castle. Can you help her bring the haunted castle back to life! Suitable for children 4 – 7 years. Thursday 27 July at 11:00 in Terenure Library. Book via 01-01-4907035

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

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 27 Jul

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.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 27 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 27 Jul

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Sonic Bike Experience (Ya Slip Ta Bang) – Science Gallery

12:30, Thu 27 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

As part of the current “Sound Check” exhibition in the Science Gallery you can rent out a bike to experience Dublin in a completely different way:

Ya slip ta bang is an interactive composition mapped over the streets of Dublin that will unfold for you as you ride ‘sonic bikes’ along specific routes of the city. Accompanied by electronic music, the composition tells the story of recovering he roin addict Lucy Dolan as she returns to the city, revisiting important places in her life.

The sonic bike is a bicycle with frame-mounted speakers that plays different sounds and music dependent on where the cyclist goes and how fast they ride, via a mounted location-sensitive system.

The bikes can be rented for free for up to 1 hour on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday between 12:30 and 16:00. The rules and conditions are on the website below and that is also where you book the bikes.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/06/yasliptabangsonicbikeexperience0

Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Trad

13:00, Thu 27 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The final Wood Quay Summer Session this week will bring feature Trad. The Sessions are a yearly series of four lunchtime gigs/concerts in the Amphitheatre at Wood Quay in July.

This last event will feature
+ Cormac Begley & Libbey McCrohan
+ Chatham Saxophone Quartet

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/WoodQuaySummerSessions/

Speaking in Tongues – The many languages of the Chester Beatty Bibles – Talk

13:10, Thu 27 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Speaking in Tongues – The many languages of the Chester Beatty Bibles” is a taöl with Dr Jill Unkel, Curator of Western Collections, Chester Beatty Library.

Admission is free.

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

Bodhran and Tin Whistle Taster Workshop for kids

14:00 – 16:00, Thu 27 Jul

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

Are your kids interested in playing the Bodhran or the Tin Whistle, then this might be for them. Come to the taster session which is facilitated by Waltons New School of Music. The workshop is suitable for children age 10 to 12 years.

Admission is free and instruments are provided. Booking is required via 01-8734333.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/bodhr%C3%A1n-and

Miss Battersby’s Birds – Family Event

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 27 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Family Event “Miss Battersby’s Birds – Flapping Good Fun!” is about Miss Battersby’s sketchbooks in the National Library. The Sketchbooks are full of beautiful watercolours of exotic birds. Be inspired by Miss Battersby and create your own bird picture – or flock of birds!

Admission is free.

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

Moog Residency Performance: Look Mum No Computer

17:00 – 18:00, Thu 27 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Moog Residency Performance: Look Mum No Computer” is taking place in the Science Gallery’s Moog Sound Lab. Admission is free, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

In 1964, Dr. Robert Moog introduced the world to a completely new type of instrument that would go on to change the course of music history. The Moog Sound Lab travels around the world showcasing the limitless capabilities of the Moog synthesiser sound. During the SOUND CHECK exhibition in the Science Gallery, the Moog Sound Lab is in Dublin and a series of residencies will be hosted.

The artists will explore and experiment live in the exhibition space of Science Gallery, Dublin over the course of their week long residency (open to the public) and they will create a unique new composition.

“Look Mum No Computer” is Sam Battle, a musician/hacker from London who performs live music with a home-built synthesiser. Sam Battle is always trying to find the most elaborate analog approach possible to make music, from a synth bike to a 5,000-volt drum machine to a Furby organ.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/07/moogresidencyperformancelookmumnocomputer

GAZE 2017: My Prairie Home

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

As part of the current exhibition “SOUND CHECK” in the Science Gallery, the GAZE International LGBT Film Festival will bring you a free screening of My Prairie Home, a documentary musical about growing up transgender in a rural community in Canada.

The film tells the story of indie singer-songwriter Rae Spoon, taking viewers on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey set against the majestic backdrop of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/07/gaze2017myprairiehome

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 27 Jul

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

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

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

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

www.littlemuseum.ie/

National Gallery Tour

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 27 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery runs lots of free tours during the week and this is a listing of all the tours that are on the schedule for this week:

Sat 22 July: 12:30-13:15 Details
Sat 22 July: 14:30-15:15 Details
Sun 23 July: 11:30-12;15 Details
Sun 23 July: 12:30-13:15 Family Tour
Sun 23 July: 13:30-14:15 Details
Thu 27 July: 18:30-19:15 Evening Tour

For all tours meet at the Merrion Square entrance reception.

www.nationalgallery.ie/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 Jul

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Carson, Redmond and the Irish Convention 1917-18

19:00, Thu 27 Jul

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

Join Dublin City Council’s Central Area Historian-in-Residence, Dr. Darragh Gannon as he talks about Home Rule and partition after the Rising in his talk “Carson, Redmond and the Irish Convention 1917-18”.

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/carson

Life and Death of Francis Ledwidge – Talk

19:00, Thu 27 Jul

Richmond Barracks, St. Michael’s Estate, Inchicore, Dublin 8

The History Ireland Hedge School will be in Richmond Barrack for the talk “‘Poet of the blackbirds’ the life and death of Francis Ledwidge”.

It is almost 100 years since the Irish poet and nationalist Francis Ledwidge was killed in Flanders, just weeks before his 30th birthday. Sometimes known as ‘Poet of the blackbirds’ he is best remembered for his nature and war poetry. History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, will moderate a panel discussion on his life and death.

Admission is free and no booking required. The event will be in the Gymnasium of Richmond Barracks.

What:

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 27 Jul

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

Accidents In The Workplace – Gig

20:00, Thu 27 Jul

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

The band “Accidents In The Workplace” and special guests “Buckshot Amber” will play a gig on Thursday.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Thumper / Chinese Newspaper / Nervvs – Gig

20:00, Thu 27 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs and it is now a regular clubnight in Whelan’s. At SOMA #10 the line up will be Thumper, Chinese Newspaper, Nervvs. DJs will follow the live bands.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-010-ft-thumper-chinese-newspaper-nervvs/

Conor O’Donnell and the Palaminos – Gig

21:00, Thu 27 Jul

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

Conor O’Donnell and the Palaminos are playing Americana in the Harbour Bar, but I am not too sure about the times. The website says “1:15pm”, that is very unlikely on a Thursday. We just have to assume that it is in the evening.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/conor-odonnell-and-the-palaminos

Crystal Skull Sessions

21:00, Thu 27 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition in Sin É and Heat1 takes place on Thursday.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/crystal-skull-sessions-heat-3/

Hardyhar Comedy Club

21:00, Thu 27 Jul

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

The Hardyhar Comedy Club in the Harbour Bar in Bray (upstairs!) will feature Phil Kay and Aidan Killian on Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 27 Jul

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

The Luna Boys – Gig

21:00, Thu 27 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Luna Boys are in the Mercantile for a gig every Thursday night.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 27 Jul

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

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

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

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 27 Jul

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

The next Cabin Sessions is a Trad & Roots event and it will take placeagain on Thursday with the Cabin Crew and with special guests Elga Fox, Vicky Sargeant and Clarence Winter.

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 27 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 27 Jul

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 27 Jul

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 27 Jul

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 27 Jul

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/

The Luna Boys – Gig

23:55, Thu 27 Jul

Porterhouse Bray, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Dublin

The Luna Boys will be in ther Porterhouse in Bray for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-bray-bray.php

Friday 28 Jul

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Magazine Fort – FOUR Guided Tours

10:00 – 16:30, Fri 28 Jul

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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

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

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

Finally since last year, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October 2016. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours with a reduced schedule over the winter. And since 02 April there will be tours again every Friday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 + 15:00 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

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

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 28 Jul

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 2017.

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

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

Culture Club at Collins Barracks

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 28 Jul

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

The “Culture Club” invites its members to explore and enjoy the collections at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by ’Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle.

The Club Meetings take place on the last Friday of each month. In July join Dr Audrey Whitty for a tour of “Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay” with reference to historical works in the Museum’s collection.

For further information and to book contact bookings@museum.ie Admission is free, but booking is required!

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3425

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 28 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 28 Jul

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Sonic Bike Experience (Ya Slip Ta Bang) – Science Gallery

12:30, Fri 28 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

As part of the current “Sound Check” exhibition in the Science Gallery you can rent out a bike to experience Dublin in a completely different way:

Ya slip ta bang is an interactive composition mapped over the streets of Dublin that will unfold for you as you ride ‘sonic bikes’ along specific routes of the city. Accompanied by electronic music, the composition tells the story of recovering he roin addict Lucy Dolan as she returns to the city, revisiting important places in her life.

The sonic bike is a bicycle with frame-mounted speakers that plays different sounds and music dependent on where the cyclist goes and how fast they ride, via a mounted location-sensitive system.

The bikes can be rented for free for up to 1 hour on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday between 12:30 and 16:00. The rules and conditions are on the website below and that is also where you book the bikes.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/06/yasliptabangsonicbikeexperience0

World Music Lunchtime Concert

13:00, Fri 28 Jul

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

This is a performance of World Dance Music for two guitars with Luke Tobin and Gerard Boyle.

Admission is free.

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

Scene on the ice – Pop-up Art Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 28 Jul

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This is a short and informal talk in front of Hendrick Avercamp’s “Scene on the ice” with Louise Kelly.

Admission is free. Meet in front of the painting in Room 37.

www.nationalgallery.ie/scene-ice

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 28 Jul

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

Malahide Has It! Festival

20:00, Fri 28 Jul

Malahide (various)

The Malahide has It! Festival will be back in 2017 according to their Facebook page.It will run from Friday 28 – Sun 30 July, but unfortuantely no details are available yet. So let’s hope that more will be posted during the week. The website has last been updated years ago, so check the exact date in case you search anywhere else than checking the link below.

Most events have been free in previous years, expect live music, Cooking Demonstration, a Funfair, Children’s Entertainment and some cultural and history-related events.

Find more details in the next Dublin Event Guide.

www.facebook.com/Malahide-Has-It-Festival-204461343013615/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 28 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

The Brady’s Session – Gig Night

21:00, Fri 28 Jul

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

The next Brady’s Sessions take place on Friday with an array of singer/songwriters and a band. Admission is free and the event is hosted by Keith McLoughlin.

The line-up is

Honeybear
Jimi Cullen
Aoife Moriarty
James Daly
Paul in Denial
Nathan Mannion

www.facebook.com/TheBradysSessions/

The Zeugma Brothers – Gig

21:00, Fri 28 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Is an unique 6-piece rock band playing original compositions.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-zeugma-brothers/

Heads Up – Gig

21:30, Fri 28 Jul

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

Heads Up will play a blues & roots gig.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

The Camembert Quartet – Gig

23:00, Fri 28 Jul

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

The Camembert Quartet will be back in the Bowery for a gig.

Admission is free.

thebowery.ie/calander/

Dysfunktional – Gig

23:55, Fri 28 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

7-piece funk band Dysfunktional from Dublin will play a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

22 July

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

There is only one single walk this month. Pity, considering the weather is better now than in the rest of the year. The walk is on 22 July.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Festival of Curiosity: 20-23 July

Dublin International Piano Festival: 22-30 July

Vodafone Comedy Festival: 27-30 July

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This is odd

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

Dangerous Brazilian Au-Pair???

An unbelievable story emerged on Thursday about a 24 year old Brazilian ex-Au pair that wanted to visit her former host family and instead was put into prison.

Paloma Aparezida Silva-Carvalho from Sao Paulo was in Switzerland to visit her boy friend and then had planned to come to Ireland to visit her former host family in Galway. She had worked here before as an au pair for 18 months in 2015/2016 and now intended to come back to stay with the family for 2 months. Immigration officers at Dublin airport, however, were convinced that she wanted to enter the country to work illegally and therefore arrested her and out her in prison where she was strip searched and locked in a cell overnight. :-O

The host family was contacted and confirmed that she was expected to come for holidays, but the immigration officers still decided to send her to prison and told her that she would be sent back to Switzerland the next day.

Now the information in the newspapers doesn’t seem to be fully congruent and the Independent and the Irish Times have told the the story in slightly different ways and have changed the story during the day, but here are some details that were reported:
1) Brazilian citizens do not need a visa to visit Ireland as long as they will stay less than 90 days
2) Paloma had a booked return flight and had EUR 1000 cash with her, so there was plenty of money and clear intention to leave

The EUR 1000 was not mentioned anymore in a later version of the Irish Times story. Also in an earlier version the Irish Times reported that the former Au Pair had decided to leave Ireland immediately once she got released from prison with a permission to stay for just 10 days. But a later version explained that the family actually did collect her and the 10 days reference wasn’t there anymore.

Sooo, we don’t know all the details by the looks of it and even the newspapers don’t really seem to know, but what must have happened there?

A young woman arrives from a foreign country. She worked here before and now came without a work permit. But she planned to stay for a relatively long period of time (2 months) and school holidays are also that long, so there is a possibility that she will look after the kids of the host family during that time. And there is a possibility that the host family will give her some pocket money or even pay her some proper salary. Yes, all this is possible, but it is also possible that food and bed would have been the only pay OR that she was not expected to WORK.

Let’s assume for a moment that the arrangement was that the girl will look after the kids and will get a bit of money for it. Yes, strictly speaking this is work and she needs a work visa. But come-on, are we THAT petty about it now? That girl would not have damaged the Irish economy nor would she have taken another person’s job, not would she have to pay any taxes because over the year the bit of money would have been to low to get her in the claws of the revenue commissioner. So I really think the immigration officers totally overreacted because there is the definite possibility that no employment or formal work was planned.

Sure rules are rules and an immigration officer doesn’t have the power to interpret the rules, he/she just has to apply them. But let’s be honest, they INTERPRET rules every single day and in this case they interpreted the rules unnecessarily strict.

I hope Paloma Aparezida Silva-Carvalho will have a good time in Ireland and I hope she will get a nice bit of pocket money from the family when she leaves and if she looks after the kids. But I think we should apologise to her for a totally unreasonable treatment and the responsible immigration officer should be sent on a humanity training course!

P.S: And here is another story that was reported on the SAME day: A 24 year old guy met an 18 year old Spanish girl in town. They spent some time together, but later he allegedly held her against her will and repeatedly raped her on the former Irish Glass Bottle site near Irishtown over two days. The guy is already on bail for some serious public order crime awaiting a trial, but after he was interviewed by the police, they released him with no criminal charges brought against him, but inquiries will continue.

So a totally harmless and innocent Brazilian girl who wants to visit an upstanding family will be thrown into jail because she MIGHT work here, but a guy that might have raped a girl and who is awaiting trial for a serious public order offence is free to roam the streets. WTF!?!?!?!

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