Dublin Event Guide 724: “Normal Times” are returning – Eatyard Farmyard Harvest Day, Street Velodrome, St Anne’s Park Archaeology Event, Sand Sculptures

September 18th, 2021

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

“Normal Times” are returning

Eatyard Farmyard Harvest Day, Street Velodrome, St Anne’s Park Archaeology Event, Sand Sculptures

Hi all!

It is Friday evening and I am just back from Culture Night. Town was full and the queues were long. So definitely Culture Night added to the busy-ness, but I got the impression that the majority of people were there NOT for Culture Night. It was great to see that events are back, but the queues were sooo long that I didn’t make it to single one of them and had to leave a little frustrated.

The outdoor performances at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre and at Meeting House Square (Kila!) were super popular and I saw that I wouldn’t get inside.

But then I remembered that the Sand Sculptures at Dublin Castle (see picture on the left) were still on show this weekend and that alone was worth going into town for. :-) I love the detail that goes into that and if you have time on Saturday or Sunday, go to see the three sculptures, they are great. 48 tons of sand has been worked into three great sculptures.

What else is new? I am flooded with e-mails from PR agencies who are promoting events. So from 22 October we will firmly be back again in “normal times”. Regrettably, the Facebook Events calendar is still broken and it seems Facebook doesn’t care much about repairing it. The problem is that the events search function does not “reveal” all the posted events, but filters and therefore hides a lot of events so that I won’t be able to find them. I will do my best to circumvent this problem, but it causes a LOT of additional work.

And let me say one more thing: I NEED your help on Facebook. Because the engangement has dropped super low, the reach of the Dublin Event Guide post on Saturdays has gone down so low that it hardly makes sense to post it anymore. If you want me to continue posting the event list every Saturday, you need to click on L._.IKE, leave your feedback ans also use S._.HARE as often as possible. It is really essential! Thank you!

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“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are currently sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

+++ Have your sporting souvenirs and stories shared throughout Europe
Sat 25 September – 10:00-17:00 – EPIC at CHQ, Dublin 1 – Adm: Free
Share your most cherished sporting souvenirs and stories with us here at CHQ Dublin on Saturday 25 September. We’re teaming up with Europeana for Europe’s biggest online cultural collection. Admission is free, simply register here epicchq.com/event/have-your-sporting-story-shared-throughout-europe/

+++ Remembering Fr Mychal Judge, the Irish-American priest killed in 9/11
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we remember all those that were lost and affected by this tragic day. We look back on the story of Fr. Mychal Judge, Irish-American priest and son of Leitrim emigrants who was a supporter of addicts, the homeless and 1980s Aids victims. Judge served as a chaplain to the New York City Fire Department and tragically became the first certified fatality of the attacks. www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/remembering-fr-mychal-judge-the-irish-american-priest-killed-in-9-11-1.3625886

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 18 September

+ Irish Car Boot Sales – Market 06:00-12:00 Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 irishcarboot.ie/
+ Airfield Estate Farmers’ Market 09:00-14:30 Airfield Estate, Overend Ave, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (lower car park) www.airfield.ie/farmers-market-at-airfield-estate
+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food & Farmers’ Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Sand Sculptures at Dublin Castle (until 19 Sept!) 10:00-18:00 Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 www.dublincastle.ie/event/regather-sand-sculpture-exhibition-by-fleeting-sculpture/?instance_id=750
++ Eatyard: Farmyard Harvest Day with talks (incl. Diarmuid Gavin) and Popups 10:00-16:00 The Bernard Shaw Pub, Crossguns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 the-eatyard.com/harvestday/
+ St. Anne’s City Farm Visit – Family event 10:00/10:30/11:00 St. Anne’s City Farm and Ecology Centre, All Saints Road, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.eventbrite.ie/e/151373063909 (Booking required)
++ Street Velodrome and more (Bike Safety Checks, Cycling Without Age, Tribike Rides, BMX Tracks, Cycling Safety Course For Kids) – Bike Week in Finglas 10:00-18:00 St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin www.nationaltransport.ie/smarter-travel-workplaces/cycle-challenge-ie/bikeweek/fingal/
+ Sculpture in Context 2021 – National Botanic Gardens (02 Sept-15 Oct) 10:00-17:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/event/sculpture-in-context-2021
+ Bushy Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Red Stables Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket

+ Marlay Park Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/marlay-park-coco-market
+ Art on the Veranda – Outdoor Art Exhibition – Dun Laoghaire 10:00-17:30 Veranda opposite DLR Lexicon, Queen’s Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/800629304149453
+ Urban Picnic Market – Corkagh Park 11:00-17:00 Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 www.facebook.com/UrbanPicnic.ie
+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/14:00-15:00/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required) The tour at 14:00 is themed “Wild Ireland – Meet the Native Trees”.
++ St Anne’s Park Community Archaeology Pilot Programme Launch with “Viking Age Ireland & the Battle of Clontarf” display and demonstration and “The Big Dig” replica Viking house and workshop excavation. 12:00-16:00 St Anne’s Park, Clontarf, Dublin 5 www.eventbrite.ie/e/170454522064 (Booking required) and www.facebook.com/StAnnesParkCommunityArchaeology/ 

+ Dreamtrain (Age 3-6) – Dublin Alive 13:00 Mount Bernard Park, Cabra, Dublin 7 axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173615843/events/428405862 (Booking required)
+ Ranelagh Arts Festival – Theater Performance at 13:00 and 16:00 Dartmouth Square 13:00-19:00 Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 www.ranelagharts.ie/about-3 (Booking required. Note: You can’t book without donating at least 1 Euro.)
+ Youth Cafe – North Inner City Community Safety Partnership – “Looking for young people to be actively involved in decisions that will affect their environment” – The Five Lamps Arts Festival 14:00-16:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/168615779335 (Booking required)

Sunday 19 September

+ Irish Car Boot Sales – Market 08:00-13:00 Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Rd, Ballymun, Dublin 9 irishcarboot.ie/
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market/Food Fair 09:00-17:00 Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/events/1112433762498240/
+ Sand Sculptures at Dublin Castle (until 19 Sept!) 10:00-18:00 Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 www.dublincastle.ie/event/regather-sand-sculpture-exhibition-by-fleeting-sculpture/?instance_id=750
+ St. Anne’s City Farm Visit – Family event 10:00/10:30/11:00/11:30 St. Anne’s City Farm and Ecology Centre, All Saints Road, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.eventbrite.ie/e/151373063909 (Booking required)
+ Sculpture in Context 2021 – National Botanic Gardens (02 Sept-15 Oct) 10:00-17:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/event/sculpture-in-context-2021
+ Marlay Park Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/marlay-park-coco-market
+ People’s Park Food & Farmers’ Market 10:00-16:00 People’s Park, Park Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.dlrcoco.ie/en/markets/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-coco-market
+ Art on the Veranda – Outdoor Art Exhibition – Dun Laoghaire 10:00-17:30 Veranda opposite DLR Lexicon, Queen’s Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/800629304149453
+ Herbert Park Market – Food & Farmers’ Market 11:00-16:00 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/Herbert-Park-Market-405930226496273
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ St. Catherine’s Park Urban Market 11:00-17:00 St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin (beside overflow car park) www.facebook.com/St.CatherinesParkUrbanMarket/
+ Cupla Clowns Pop-Up Show – Family Event (Age 4+) – Dublin Alive 11:30 + 13:00 Mount Bernard Park, Cabra, Dublin 7 axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173615447 (Booking required)
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/14:00-15:00/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required) The tour at 14:00 is themed “The Edible Garden – From the Common to the Curious”.
+ Sundays@Noon: Cahal Masterson (piano) – Concert – Hugh Lane Gallery 12:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/283081599998920

+ Ranelagh Arts Festival – Theater Performance at 14:00 and Variety Show at 16:00 Dartmouth Square 14:00-19:00 Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 www.ranelagharts.ie/about-3 (Booking required. Note: You can’t book without donating at least 1 Euro.)
+ St Anne’s Park Biodiversity Walk – Dublin Climate Action Week 14:30-15:30 St. Anne’s Park, Clontarf, Dublin 5 www.eventbrite.ie/e/st-annes-park-biodiversity-walk-tickets-169819008225 (Booking required)
+ Traditional Irish Slow Session with Paudie O’Connor – Gig – Seamus Ennis Arts Centre 20:30 Online tseac.ticketsolve.com/shows/873620527 (Booking required)

What’s on and free next week….

Monday 20 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required)

Tuesday 21 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ Enhance Your Clarity – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Georgie&Me 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/enhance-your-clarity/ (Booking required)
+ Collections Care, Conservation Methods and Techniques – Talk – 14 Henrietta Street – Dublin City Culture Club 11:00 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873626999 (Booking required)
+ Painting Demonstration: Mid-Autumn Festival – Chester Beatty Museum 11:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-demonstration-mid-autumn-festival/
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required)
+ Audio Description Tour at Hugh Lane Gallery – for people with visual impairment 12:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3296-audio-description-21-september (Booking required)
+ How Does Your Garden Grow? – Garden Workshop – Dublin City Culture Company 13:00 Online richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173612108/events/428383488 (Booking required)
+ Divas and Martyrs – the Romantic view of Elizabethan England – Talk – National Gallery 15:00-16:00 Online www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/online-talk-divas-and-martyrs-romantic-view-elizabethan-england (Booking required)

Wednesday 22 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

++ The Business Show: Sustainability Summit – Conference 09:30-18:00 Online thebusinessshowireland.com/sustainability-summit/ (Booking required)
++ Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2021 – Celebrate this year’s awardees & highlight social enterprise development 09:30-11:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/dublin-city-social-enterprise-awards-2021-tickets-166904733551 (Booking required)
+ Asbestos – In Conversation – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3280-asbestos-coffee (Booking required)
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/14:00-15:00/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required) The tour at 14:00 is themed “Wild Ireland – Meet the Native Trees”.
+ Guide to Self-Assessed Tax Returns – Webinar – iconic Offices & Taxback 12:30-13:10 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/guide-to-self-assessed-tax-returns/ (Booking required)
+ Cruising the Macaroni Print Shop: Reading Into & Against an 18th Century Moral Panic – Talk – Chester Beatty Museum 14:30 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/cruising-the-macaroni-print-shop-reading-into-against-an-18th-century-moral-panic/
+ Highlights Tour – Chester Beatty Museum 17:30 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 cbl.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173615574/events/428404408 (Booking required)
+ The Story Of Looking – Q&A for the film – Science Gallery 18:00-19:00 Online dublin.sciencegallery.com/latest/the-story-of-looking-live-qa (Booking required)
+ Border Literatures Introductory Talk – Reading and Conversation Series – National Library 19:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/border-literatures.aspx (Booking required)
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Open Night for New Members 19:45-21:30 St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/340844561111678/ (Booking required)

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 23 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ Picturing People – Photography Exhibition Tour – National Gallery of Ireland – Dublin City Culture Club 11:00 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873627000 (Booking required)
+ From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence – Tour – National Library 11:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required)
+ Money Mindset: How to Make It, Mind It & Multiply It – Webinar – Iconic Offices 12:00-13:00 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/money-mindset-how-to-make-it-mind-it-multiply-it/ (Booking required)
+ Back to school nutrition – Teens Lab – Talk by nutritional therapist – Chester Beatty Museum 16:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/live-online-teens-lab-back-to-school-nutrition-with-caroline-seale/ (Booking required)
+ Michael Collins from Truce to Treaty – Talk – National Library 20:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)

Friday 24 September

++ Dublin Festival of History – Online and In-person events (10 Sep- 10 Oct) dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/events/

+ Free Fitness for all! – Group Session 07:00 Grand Canal Dock, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 www.meetup.com/project-awesome-dublin
+ Museum Curator discusses Leabhar na hAiséirghe (Book of the Resurrection) – Talk – National Museum – Dublin City Culture Club 11:30 Online cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873627002 (Booking required) + National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tour 11:30-12:30/15:00-16:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/calendar/ (Booking required)
+ Tales from the Decant: Getting into the Spirit of Things – Talk – Natural History Museum 13:15-13:45 Online www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Natural-History/Events/202109/Tales-from-the-Decant-Getting-into-the-Spirit-of-T (Booking required)
+ RTE National Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius and Dvorak?with Mihhail Gerts – Concert 19:30 Online orchestras.rte.ie/events/3679/sibelius-and-dvorak%e2%80%afwith-mihhail-gerts/?ticketID=1632511800

And there is more…

+++ DUBLIN FESTIVAL OF HISTORY 2021
From 20 Sep until 10 Oct the Festival of History will take place in Dublin. It is packed with over 100 online and in-person events. If you are interested in history you HAVE to check out dublinfestivalofhistory.ie 

+++ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir looking for new singers (Male & Female)
The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of Ireland’s most experienced and best Gospel Choirs (and I am TOTALLY biased, because I am part of it!) is looking for new singers now that singing soon will resume again. The choir rehearses every Wednesday and sings every Sunday (in normal times) at the Gardiner Street Gospel Mass and if you can sing (you don’t need to be a soloist!!) and would love to sing in a friendly and welcoming Gospel Choir, come to our Open Night on Wed 22 Sept (19:45-21:30) to find out more. The Open Night is followed by an Audition night on 29 Sept for everyone who likes what they hear and see and experience at the Open Night and who would like to join. More details are here and registration is required: www.facebook.com/events/340844561111678/

+++ Kildare Culture celebrates COMEBACK with Bell X1 & Paddy Casey
Kildare Culture is celebrating the post-lockdown COMEBACK of culture and entertainment with a sequence of live concerts. The concerts are not free and space is limited, but Kildare Culture decided to make them available to a wider audience, so the concerts will be live this month and then in October the recordings will be screened. The lineup and schedule for the online version is:
07 Oct: Megan O’Neill

08 Oct: Bailey / Amy Rowlett

09 Oct: Bell X1

10 Oct: Paddy Casey
14 Oct: JyellowL

15 Oct: Sive

16 Oct: Tebi Rex

To get tickets for the online version, go to www.eventbrite.ie/e/169613196637

+++ National Gallery tickets available here
The National Gallery is usually free anyway, but in current times you will have to book tickets to get access and you have to enter the building on the Merrion Street side. Tickets are available here: www.nationalgallery.ie/visit-us/book-your-ticket The National Gallery also is running events again and because the events have limited number of spaces, they can book out relatively fast, at least before I can write about the events, so check out the events 1-2 weeks in advance here www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on and then book tickets for them.

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

+++ Low Priced Books with free delivery 
Book Depository is the place where you can buy low priced books, usually for better prices than on Amazon and Book Depository always delivers for free. And by buying books from Book Depository you will also help the Dublin Event Guide for no additional cost to you. Use this link: shor.by/BookDepository
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+++ LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES
Is there ever a wrong time for learning a new skill or enhancing what you are already interested in? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or NLP or some Business related “soft skills”? Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available. Nearly all the courses are REALLY affordable!
The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

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

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)