Event Guide 149: Five Lamps Festival, Puppet Festival, Bicycle Polo, Dublin Flea Market, Taste of Ranelagh, Science Speak

April 23rd, 2010

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 149
| 23 April 2010 Subscribers: 6203

Hi all!

What an odd week! ;-) I think we can certainly say that the week was dominated by a spitting mountain! 20,000-30,000 people from Ireland were stuck abroad and nobody can blame the government or the greed of someone for the problem.

I think as well, it was a very humbling week! Humbling in so far, that we had to realise or SHOULD realise that we are not more than a just about tolerated passenger on the spaceship Earth. We might think we are in charge here, but we definitely are not. Tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mountains of snow and now volcanic ash repeatedly stress that we can merely react to what this higher power called “nature” gives us to deal with.
Generations before us people knew how to live with nature and how to adjust to its challenges, but our construct of today’s world doesn’t leave any room anymore for nature. Maybe it is time again to go back to some roots, maybe we should listen more to the people that advocate a more ecological and nature-related style of living.

Organisations like Cultivate (www.cultivate.ie) are trying to remind us of this for years, maybe it is time to listen? Have a look at their regular and once-off events. One series of events in particular caught my eye because it is very timely. It is not free (EUR 80), but maybe a few of you are interested nevertheless. It is called “The Ecology of Civilisation” and you can find out more here cultivate.ie/index.php?view=article&id=872:theecologyofcivilisation

Let your friends now that independent from Eyjaffjalljokull, the interesting events are taking place in Dublin and you hear about them in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events):
It would be great if you could spread the word. Thanks!

When have you last admired the miracle that nature is? I think it is fitting to suggest a video for this week’s “Feel Good Slot” that looks at some of the wonders nature has in store for us. Like hearing birds singing, looking at wonderful scenes like that makes me and many others feel happy to have the privilege and the pleasure to live on this earth and maybe it will do the same for you: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VRwMghIemo

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

______Joerg’s 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.

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Sooo many events this week! If it gets any more (which it will over the summer) it will take me TWO nights to write this newsletter!
My plans for the week are this:
Tonight I plan to go to the Connector.ie event, on Saturday I will try to fit the Puppet Festival in and would like to see the Bicycle Polo in Phoenix Park. On Sunday, the Dublin Flea Market, then Taste of Ranelagh, later Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and then possible the “pub busking” of the Ballymun Gospel Choir are on my list. On Tuesday I would love to go to Science Speak, but will probably not make it. Same on Wed for the Make-Up FX event. I am not interested in doing make-up but find it fascinating what you can create (and I happily let others do that). ;-) On Thursday I had planned to go to the Blogger Twitter Whatever Meetup, but I have a training event with www.kravmagaireland.com so the BTW meeting will probably loose out. In addition Thursday is a long Event Guide night for me as well! :-O Let’s hope that Thursday is still far away! ;-)


The La Touche Players are performing “Whale Music” by Anthony Minghella (Directed by Noel McCarthy) from from Tues 20 – Sat 24 April at 20:00 every evening in the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1. Tickets are EUR 15/12 and I hear there are only a very small number of tickets still available for tonight (Friday) and tomorrow. If you don’t want to miss your chance, then book at www.ticketoffice.ie/latouche. You can as well become a fan of the theatre group at www.facebook.com/latoucheplayers. The La Touche Players made a pair of tickets available for a Dublin Event Guide Competition and the lucky winner was Mary Lyons. Congratulations! Mary told me she had a great time and entirely enjoyed the performance!

Castle Palooza, the “small festival with the big heart and the stunning setting” in Charleville Castle, Tullamore will take place on 31 July and 01 August this year and I got truck loads full of entries for the Dublin Event Guide Competition for a pair of tickets to the festival. I didn’t get a chance yet to do the draw for the tickets, so I will tell you next week who won.
Two-day tickets including camping are EUR 99 plus service charge. (There are some premium tickets available as well if you prefer a more sophisticated camping experience. Check the website for details.) And you can find all details, including the line-up and a facility to buy tickets on www.castlepalooza.com.

All events in this Competition Section are non-free events, but the organisers are making free tickets available for you to win. I usually get lots of competition entries and unfortunately not everybody can win, so even if you are not the winner, please consider going to an event to support the organisers. :-) If you don’t win, and will go to the event, please help showing the organisers that promoting their event in the Dublin Event Guide is beneficial and mention to them that you heard about the event through “Joerg’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”. Thanks!

If you work in a company or have your own company where running a competition in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) would help to reach the 6000 readers of the Event Guide, just drop me a mail and we can discuss the details: dublineventguide@gmail.com If you organise a non-free event and want to have it listed in this Event Guide then through a competition you have the opportunity to do that.

______Dublin News______________

Heineken Green Spheres will soon be in town again! UK act “Foals” have been unveiled for the next Heineken Green Spheres, due to land in Dublin’s Academy on 14 May 2010. Have a listen to some of the songs of this Oxford-based band at www.myspace.com/foals. The really sound good and if you hurry you can still enter the competition for tickets for their gig in Dublin. The Foals seem to sell out wherever they go!
Heineken Green Spheres is a series of Heineken sponsored music events. Tickets for the gigs are free but demand is always great, so Heineken runs a competition for the tickets. You have to enter before 28 April and since that is already next Wednesday, you better hurry! All details are explained on the website!

Dublin Bus has announced big changes today. Apart from seeking to reduce their staff by 150 people, they will change the majority of their routes over the coming months to achieve a five-minute only waiting time between services! The number of routes will be increased but some existing routes will be straightened out with fewer diversions. And finally, a real-time passenger information service will also be rolled-out later this year. All changes will be implemented on a phased basis, so there will probably be a bit of confusion initially, but if the promised improvements come true, then Dublin Bus might even become a modern, efficient and reliable transport company! Let’s hope that the realisation is as good as the plans on paper! www.rte.ie/news/2010/0422/dublinbus.html

Oscar Wilde lived from 1854-1900 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde), he was an Irish writer and poet and his still slouching on a rock in the corner of Merrion Square today. ;-) (www.flickr.com/photos/44048265@N00/3675783377). He is famous for some scandals around his live and – more importantly – for his novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and his play “The Importance of Being Earnest”. This year Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray novel is the topic of the One City One Book Festival www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/ A whole range of events took place since 01 April and will come to an end on 01 May. And if you want to bring Oscar and his friends to the digital world, have a look at what Estelle Clements and friends have created: www.facebook.com/DigitalCivics

The changes in the Dublin Pub and Restaurant Scene continue. Sometimes they are caused by new owners, sometimes they just seem to be new ideas. Usually it is not exactly clear what triggered the change and occasionally the changes are a bit odd. “Le Cirk” in 32 Dame Street seemed to be a well established place, quite busy at weekends and with the basement as a location for very good and interesting concerts. However, “Le Cirk” has left and entering the stage is “Sweeney Mongrel”. A very odd name, if you ask me! It is not Sweeney’s Mongrel, but Sweeney Mongrel (according to the logo) and “Le Cirk” is not completely gone, but the name is still carried somehow. All a little odd, I know! www.myspace.com/sweeneysmongrellecirk

Carsten Muessig told me about the “Dublin German Speakers” Meet-up group and invites everybody who speaks some German to join the group and to participate in all their events. All nationalities are welcome! german.meetup.com/516/

If you are either fascinated or addicted to Eyjafjallajökull by now, you can find great live pictures of the volcano’s activity here:
The cameras were installed by Mila, an Icelandic telecommunications company. A great idea to market your company! :-)


In order to beat an economic downturn not governments can help, but individuals are needed that take the initiative and to create new markets and new opportunities for themselves and for their customers and hopefully employees. The banks don’t help anymore, the government doesn’t want to help, so we have to help ourselves! The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will help you if you have recently started a company and if you could do with spreading the word. I hope being mentioned here and being seen by the 6000+ readers of the Event Guide will kick start something big for you. In return I expect you to tell your clients and friends about the Event Guide and once you have made a nice bit of money, a donation would be very appreciated. ;-) (This offer is for start-ups in relatively early stages only. Established companies can contact me regarding very affordable advertisement options in the Dublin Event Guide.) If you want to promote your start-up/young company here for free, let me know: dublineventguide@gmail.com.

Eoin O’Connor told me about the new company that he and his wife have set up recently: “Sunflower Wedding Films” is a new Irish company who produce innovative videos for every family occasion. They specialise in memorable wedding videos that capture the sights and sounds of your big day, but it doesn’t have to be a wedding. If you are planning a big family occasion like an anniversary or reunion, they will be able to help you as well by producing a video that will remind you of the nice celebration forever. Have a look at www.sunflowerweddingfilms.com or contact Eoin at sunflowerweddingfilms@yahoo.ie


“Liliquoi Blue: God made me a boy” is the title of Qasim Riza Shaheen’s video adaptations that will be on show in the new location of City Arts from 22 Apr – 21 May (Open: Thurs, Fri, Sat 13:00-18:00). Manchester based artist Qasim Riza Shaheen was commissioned to research and develop art work that would respond to the local area and context where City Arts is based. For six months he worked with some members of the transgendered Filipino community, developing the project Liliquoi Blue: God made me a boy.
He will discuss his work with Val Connor on Fri 23 April at 13:00 in CityArts.
(Gallery Details: City Arts, 15 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1, www.cityarts.ie, Open: Thurs-Sat 13:00-18:00)

“474 m2” is the exhibition by sculpture students from the National College of Art and Design, King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1. The exhibition will run from 22 April – 02 May (12:00-18:00 daily). www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=414842240808&ref=mf

“Singer” is an exhibition of drawings, installations and writings by Fergus Byrne at The Joinery. It will run from 22 April – 01 May (11:00-17:00 daily) and there will be a closing performance on 01 May at 15:00 with Fergus Byrne. (Gallery Details: The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, www.thejoinery.org, Open: ???)
The Gatekeeper Project, North Strand, Dublin

‘Your eyes they turn me’ is an exhibition of textiles combined with digital media, installation and drawing by Fidelma Sheridan. The exhibition will run from 22 Apr-01 May. (Gallery Details: MadArt Gallery, 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, www.madartstudio.com, Open: Tues-Sat 10:30-18:00)

In conjunction with the Five Lamps Arts Festival ‘The Gatekeeper Project’ a research-based project that explores the relationship between professionalism and art practice will be located at the railings at the People’s Memorial Park, next to the Marino College of Further Education in North Strand.
Participating artists are: Margaret O’Brien (‘Halting Site B’ on Sat/Sun 24+25 Apr), John Graham in collaboration with Rachael Gilbourne (‘A Catalyst Taxi’ on Sat 24 Apr from 12:00-17:00), Sinead McCann and the drama students of the Mariano College of Further Education (‘Get on Yiser Soap Box’ on Tues 27 Apr from 11:00-16:00), Cormac Browne (‘Aground’ on Tues 27 Apr from 16:00-18:00). www.fivelampsarts.ie

Tomasz Knapik, Ella Bertilsson & Killian Dunne will exhibit “He Wants Revenge”, a mixed media show influenced by the printing process, at Black Church. The exhibition will be on show from 23 Apr – 02 May (10:00-17:30) (Gallery Details: Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.print.ie)

Moved back by one week due to volcanic activities: “A Landscape of Known Facts” by Katya Sander is on show from 29 April ­ 26 June with an Opening on 29 April from 18:00-20:00. Sander’s landscape will be projected like a lighthouse, a beam that scans the circular room in a slow, continuous, 360degree revolution. Influenced by the early development of cinematic special effects, ‘A Landscape of Known Facts’ brings to life the history of the panoramic spectacle. (Venue Details: Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.projectartscentre.ie, Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00)


On Fri 23 April from 10:30-16:45 the UCD James Joyce Research Centre and the National Library will run a James Joyce Research Colloquium in the library’s Seminar Room. Admission is free but booking is essential. A series of four lectures will concentrate on the Ithaca episode of Ulysses. The lecture schedule and topics and speakers can be found on www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx Admission is free but places must be booked in advance. For more information, please contact Prof. Ann Fogarty at joyceresearchcentre@ucd.ie

The UCD Earth Sciences Institute is running a series of seminars that began on Fri
19 March and will be on most Fridays until December. The next lecture will be on Fri 23 Apr from 12:30-14:00 in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No. 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. To find out more about upcoming lectures, contact esi.admin@ucd.ie

The “Yeah Deadlies” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street on Fri 23 Apr at 13:00. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers of the Irish Astronomical Society invite you on Fri 23 April from 20:00-22:00 to a Public Observing at the Martello Tower Car Park (south side), Strand Rd, Sandymount, Dublin 4. Admission is free and more information can be found here www.irishastrosoc.org/

i-and-e organises irregular concerts of contemporary improvised music in Ireland. From 23-25 Apr the i-and-e Festival will take place with a line-up drawn from the worlds of improvisation, contemporary music and sound art, it features performers from Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic and Ireland. The festival is made up of two evening events, which are not free and a number of day-time events, which are all free.
The evening events are taking place in the Ireland Institute (27 Pearse Street, Dublin2) on Fri 23 Apr at 20:00 and on Sat 24 Apr at 20:00. The free afternoon concerts will take place in the Goethe Institut (37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2) on Sat 24 Apr at 15:00 and in the Chapel of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Royal Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin 8) on Sun 25 Apr at 15:00.
All details about the performers and the programme can be found here i-and-e.digitalsook.net/ The concert on Sunday afternoon in the IMMA will be preceded by a pre-concert talk by the composer at 14:00.

Connector.ie organises free monthly networking events in Dublin and on Fri 23 Apr a free networking event will take place in Lillie’s Bor dello in co-operation with “The Entrepreneur Show” in the RDS. The event starts at 19:00.

“Shake Down” in Pacino’s Restaurant in Suffolk Street will feature “The Pacifics” on Fri 23 April. Shake Down is entertainment by a live band and DJ from 23:00-02:30, while you can enjoy a low priced pizza and a cocktail in Pacino’s. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000604976870

* James Sheeran (Acoustic/Rock/Trad) is playing from 18:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. And The Eastern Harps (Trad) are playing there from 20:00. Admission is free.
* Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation (not physical yoga, but “yoga meditation”!) classes every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3) and every Monday from 19:00 in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15. These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie.
* The Covers play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Carlos Irie. Admission is free.
* “Shake Down” in Pacino’s restaurant, Suffolk Street is a weekly Friday event from 23:00. Live Bands a DJ, Pizza and Cocktails and free admission make this event hugely attractive. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000604976870


The Five Lamps Arts Festival (www.fivelampsarts.ie/), an initiative of Marino College of Further Education, will take place from 19 April – 01 May. This festival, which is in its third year and is run by volunteers who want to promote the arts in this area of the city.
Concerts, readings, plays and workshops are provided and while the majority is not free, there are a number of free events among the vast number of events. You will find a full list here, unfortunately it is not THAT clear what is free and what isn’t, so you will have to search a bit www.fivelampsarts.ie/5-lamps-arts-festival-calendar.

The Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) is an initiative for Development Education, Cultural Promotion and Campaigning Solidarity, linking Ireland and Latin America. Once a year they are organising a Latin America Week and this year’s week will take place from 19-26 April. A number of events are planned in Dublin and you can find the details here: www.lasc.ie/activities/law/LAW2010/law2010homepage.html
The remaining main events are
+ Photo Exhibition “Role of older people on food sovereignty”
+ Latin America Week Conference on Sat 24 Apr (10:30-15:30) in Mansion House
+ Club Sandino, Doyles Pub (EUR 10) on Sat 24 Apr
+ Talk: “Arpilleras: Sewing Life” on Mon 26 Apr at 18:30.

The Puppet Festival is entering the last stage and on the last two days there will now be some free events as well. Free street performances in Temple Bar and Wolfe Tone Square (near Jervis Street) on Sat 24 and Sun 25 April will complete the festival programme. The Wanderly Wagon, which many of the Irish Event Guide Readers will know, will be at Wolfe Tone Square for the whole weekend and performances will take place on Sat on Temple Bar Square and on Wolfe Tone Square and on Sunday on Meeting House Square in Teple Bar and on Wolfe Tone Square. All details are here
puppetfest.ie/performances/street/ but in general you can expect performances from around 12:00 with the main performances taking place between 14:00 and 16:30.

The Bicycle Polo Association of Ireland will be hosting Series One of the 2010 European Championship on Sat 24 and Sun 25 April. The event will take place in the Polo Grounds, Phoenix Park with teams coming from France, England and Scotland to compete. After a break of some 15 years, international bicycle polo returned to Ireland in 2006. This year’s tournament builds on successful competitions held in each of the last three years, and will feature 10 teams and over 60 players from across Europe. The polo stand at the Polo Grounds in Phoenix Park will be open to all spectators. The Polo Grounds are on the right hand side (coming from the City Centre) after you have passed the Zoo in Phoenix Park and you can see the grounds from the main street through Phoenix Park. bicyclepoloireland.com/ Unfortunately the website doesn’t reveal at what time the event starts and ends.

From 24 Apr-08 May the Monster Gallery in Francis Street, Dublin 2 will show “Serious Game”, an audio-visual installation by Anja Weber and Sabine Ercklentz. In May of 2008, over 200 transgender activists from around the world met at a conference in Berlin. In the course of that conference, the artists invited 26 Trans* activists to take part in a project creating multimedia portraits. The event is taking place in co-operation with the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). More information can be found here. www.teni.ie, www.anjaweber.com, www.monstertruck.ie

On Sat 24 Apr a Craft Market will take place near Christ Church off Sandymount Green in Sandymount, Dublin 4. The market starts at 11:00 and continues until 16:00.

Beverley Callard will be signing copies of “Beverley Callard My Autobiography” in Eason’s O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 on Sat 24 Apr. www.eason.ie/events/upcoming

# “1916 Open Day” is the title of a Family Event in Collins Barracks on Sat 24 April from 10:00-16:30. To mark the anniversary of the start of Easter Week 1916, the Museum will host an open day of talks, handling sessions and readings. The event aims to explore and question a range of perspectives into this pivotal period of Irish history. Speakers include Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, Catriona Crowe and Ann Mathews as well as Museum Curators, Michael Kenny, Lar Joye and Sandra McElroy. No booking required. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=1259 …and a very detailed schedule can be found here www.museum.ie/en/list/featuredevents.aspx?article=01956353-dc19-4cf6-9493-637b9f43e92f

The Family Programme in the National Gallery in Clare Street & Merrion Square on Sat 24 Apr from 15:00 is ‘Let’s Crawl to the Ugly Bug’s Ball!’ with Caroline Donohue. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

The IWT invites to a visit to the IWT Ashtown Nature Reserve on Sat 24 Apr at 10:00. The Ashtown Wet Meadows nature reserve is home of otters and kingfishers along the banks of the Tolka River. Meet at 10:00 in the car park of the Halfway House pub on the Navan Road. Wellies are essential. To book your place email enquiries@iwt.ie iwt.ie/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=75&extmode=view&extid=69

The G ay Theatre Festival will take place from 03-16 May in Dublin and while most events are not free, there are a few free events provided. Some of the free events already take place now before the Festival kicks off.
+ Sat 24 April, The George, Sth Grt George’s Street from 21:00: Launch Party
+ 24 Apr-16 May: Art Trail at Filmbase and throughout Temple Bar.
+ Thurs 29 Apr, Front Lounge, Parliament Street: Arts&Getty Exhibition Launch
+ Sun 09 May, The George, Sth Grt George’s Street at 21:00: Drama Queen Bingo
+ Sun 16 May, Front Lounge, Parliament Street: Unwind (Unofficial Wrap)
The complete programme for the festival can be found here www.absolutgaytheatre.ie/images/uploads/AGTFD_Programme.pdf

* Don’t forget that 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. The Designer Mart is on winter break and will return from 13 March!
* 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 Dublin Food Coop runs a food market every Saturday (09:30-16:30) and Thursday (14:00-20:00) at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Fresh local and artisan produce, mainly organic, and other products for sustainable living are on sale. www.dublinfood.coop
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Saturday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* The Black Sheep play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later Dj Glenn Brown (Dublin Calling). Admission is free.
* Havana Tapas Bar is inviting to a Salsa Night with afro-latin percussion every Sat night 22:30-02:00. Bachata, salsa, merengue, reggeaton with resident DJ Papi Chulo. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing.

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(see Saturday for details)

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Coop (12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8) on Sun 25 Apr from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month. For more information check out www.dublinflea.ie. To the indoor flea market approx. 20 outdoor stalls have been added, making this monthly market even more interesting.
If you have items to sell contact dublinflea@gmail.com to find out if there is space available etc. The Coop Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door. And if you have a quirky selection of odds and ends hidden away in your attic and fancy taking a stall at a future market contact them at dublinflea@gmail.com

The weekly Children’s Art Cart Workshops at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre is taking place every Sun from 10:30-12:30. Up to 20 children can participate but they must be supervised by an adult. Children 5 years & over. The workshops are continuing but it seems the topics are a big secret as is the whole Phoenix Park Visitor Centre Programme unless you arrive at their door to get a brochure (which they ran out of!). The programme was once here www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html Phoenix Park Visitor Centre: 01-6770095.

Taste of Ranelagh, in conjunction with Ranelagh’s top restaurants, chefs, cafe bars, pubs, local shops and Ranelagh Village Market will provide you with a “complimentary taste experience”. You will have an opportunity to taste the wonderful array of dishes and cocktails which will be on offer and you can also sit back and watch Ranelagh’s top chefs demonstrate the art of pasta making or watch Ranelagh’s Indian and Thai chefs demonstrate their more exotic dishes. The event takes place in the Ranelagh Village Market Marquee opposite the Luas station from 12:00-18:00 on Sun 25 April. Admission is free. www.tasteofranelagh.ie

Nearly every Sunday a free “Sunday at Noon” concert is taking place in the Hugh Lane Gallery. From 12:00-13:00 classical music will be performed for free. No booking is required. This week (Sun 25 April), Katherine Hunka (violin) and Dermot Dunne (accordion) will play music from Ronan Guilfoyle, Biber, De Falla and Stravinsky. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=471

RHYMER’S CLUB CONCERT – OSCAR WILDE – CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY “The Rhymers’ Club Re-enactment Concert” will take place on Sun 25 April from 14:00 in the Chester Beatty Library Lecture Room. This is an event for Dublin: One City, One Book’s ‘Digital Recreation of the World of Oscar Wilde’ and a tribute to the poets’ circle founded by W.B. Yeats and Ernest Rhys in 1890. Featuring Oscar Wilde and his friends and Dublin’s musicians and poets, you can experience aesthetic poetry from Wilde’s literary circle in their original context and some of the best contemporary poetry and musical acts in town. Admission free. Booking not necessary. www.dublinonecityonebook.ie www.cbl.ie

The Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square is running a “Sunday Sketching for 7+ year olds” programme. This week (25 Apr) the title is “Translation and Rotation: Cubism an Exploration” and the event takes place from 15:00-16:00. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=420

# The My Museum Family Workshop “Going for Gold!” for families with children 6-12 yrs will take place in Kildare Street on Sun 25 April from 15:00-16:00. Drop in to re-create a gorgeous gold lunula and then dress to impress with it as you go in search of the real thing in the Museum. No booking required. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=1195
# “Top Ten for 2010” is an adult tour in Collins Barracks on Sun 25 April from 15:00-15:45. Take a walk through ‘The Way We Wore’ galleries with Alex Ward, Textile and Costume Curator at NMI. No booking required. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=1197

The Sunday Lecture on 25 Apr at 15:00 in the National Gallery in Clare Street & Merrion Square is: “One City, One Book: ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde” by Lecturer Dr Jarlath Kileen, Trinity College Dublin- www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

The Odeon are inviting all families on Sat+Sun from 12:00-18:00 to a “Matinee Brunch Club”. Good Food, Kids movies (13:00+15:00), major international sporting events on the other big screen, kids under 3 eat for free are the main attractions of this offer. Upcoming Movies are on 24+25 April: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. For further information ring 01 672 7690 or check www.odeon.ie/ The Odeon Bar & Grill is in the Old Harcourt Street Station, Dublin 2.

On Sun 25 April, the Ballymun Gospel Choir will be ‘busking in the bar’ at Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Glasnevin, from 20:45-22:00. Admission is free, but donations won’t be rejected. ;-) Further info from Cathy 085-1127306 or ballymungospel@sli-eile.com www.thebrianboru.ie/

Free comedy + free ice-cream! The Comedy Crunch is a brilliant free Stand Up comedy which is downstairs in Shebeen Chic, Sth Great Georges Street every week. It starts at 21:00 and the line-up is changing but always impressive. The next performance is on Sun 25 Apr and the details can be found on: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

* The Temple Bar Book Market is taking place every Sat+Sun on Temple Bar Square from 11:00-18:00.
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Globe in Sth George’s Street from 20:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.myspace.com/sundayroast1
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* From 21:00 in The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street “The Apollo Sessions” is a free show featuring multiple styles of original music from local and international musicians and songwriters www.myspace.com/thebleedinghorsesessions
* The Brazilian Samba Rock Band +55 is playing every Sunday at the Odeon in Harcourt Street from 20:00-22:00, followed by a DJ playing Forro, Axe, and a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and salsa beats. Admission is free before 21:00 and EUR 5 after that.
* The Burning Effigies are playing afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul every Sunday from 23:00 in Turk’s Head in Parliament Street. www.turkshead.ie
* Gardiner Street Gospel Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. Everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness. www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com
* Ballymun Gospel Choir Mass at 19:00 in Holy Spirit Church, Silloge, Ballymun.

If you are just looking for Sunday events, please check the event list for Saturday as well. A good few events are taking place on Saturday AND Sunday, but it wouldn’t make sense to list them twice.

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The National Library’s third event in the current series of Library Late, Writing for Stage and Screen, broadcaster John Kelly will interview writer and director, Paul Mercier on Mon 26 April at 20:00 in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. Admission is free but booking is essential. To reserve your place phone 01 603 0317. www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx?article=d20fb5e7-6944-49de-aa11-10013d45ee94

Description: St John of God Hospital, one of the leading providers of mental health treatment and care services in Ireland, is running a public lecture series “Minding the Mind” and the next lecture, entitled “Give Your Mental Health a Workout Through Exercise” by Peter Connolly is taking place on Mon 26 April from 20:00-21:30 in the St. John of God Hospital Campus on Stillorgan Road, Dublin.
The lecture will cover the impact of physiological, psychological and social benefits of exercise on our mental health and will also discuss factors to consider to maximise the impact of exercise, particularly if you are short on motivation, time or money. Admission is free and Pre-registration is not required.
Further talks are
+ 10 May – Fiona Flynn “Understanding Eating Disorders”
+ 17 May – Jacinta Bergin +Donal Scanlan “Alcoholism: The Way Forward”
+24 May – Dr Ahmed Errasoul “When the Mundane becomes the Dream / Treatment of Bipolar Disorder”

I am not sure if Howard Linnane’s Irish movie screening night Cine-Café (an evening of short films) and Pint & Picture (full feature film screening) will take place on Mon 05 Apr at 20:00 in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines, Dublin 6 (Uppercross House Hotel, 30 Upr Rathmines Road (opposite Tesco)). You might want to check with Howard: 085-1351822.

* Every Mon from 20:00-22:00 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street, the recently-formed music collective the ‘Lazy Band’ is playing roots, trad and folk songs from Ireland, England, America and anything else they like. Admission is free and the bar serves during the show. Some people order up pizzas from downstairs. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal. www.myspace.com/thelazyband
* ‘Hugh Cooney Don’t Like Monday’, a cabaret and live visual performance by Hugh Cooney, will take place every Monday night from 20:30 at The Pygmalion, South William Street, Dublin 2 (formerly Ba Mizu in Powerscourt Shopping Centre). Admission free. www.myspace.com/hughcooneycomotions
* From 21:00 in the International Bar, Wicklow Street: The Glór Sessions feature acoustic singer-songwriters, comedy, spoken word and poetry hosted by Stephen James Smith. Entry is free. www.stephenjamessmith.com/Glor.html
* From 21:30 a traditional Irish music session is taking place in Kennedy’s Pub in Drumcondra. Admission is free.
* From 22:00, the front bar of Whelans is the venue for the Open Mic event “Acoustic Nightmares Night”, organised by the band The Mighty Stef and some members from The Last Tycoons. This is a free event. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* Upbeat Generation is playing Soul/Funk/Rock Covers in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2 from 22:00. Later: DJ Rasheed. Admission is free.


TCD/UCD Innovation Alliance Event
60 postgraduate & postdoctoral research projects from across TCD and UCD having direct links and relevance to industry will be presented at this open forum on Tues 27 Apr (09:00-17:15) Postgraduate and postdoctoral projects will be showcased throughout the day via a series of poster displays and desktop demonstrations. Each hour-long topical session will start with a senior representative from industry who will give an overview perspective of some of the key technological challenges in the coming years. These will be followed by brief presentations of current research within the Innovation Alliance. The Panel Discussion will include distinguished key people from industry as well as academic professors from the TCD-UCD Alliance who have varying experiences of successfully commercializing their research activities.
All welcome – please register by email to gillian.davis@ucd.ie All details about the different presentations are here www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?dt=d.en.53651&sd=Tuesday,27April2010
The event will take place at 2 Foster’s Place, College Green, Dublin 2.

The Sustainable Innovation Forum is taking place on Tues 27 April in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin from 09:00-16:00. The Forum will demonstrate thinking around sustainability and design, showcase recycled products and ideas that unite social, economic and environmental values. It will also highlight the commercial opportunities working with waste. It intends to do so by showcasing some of the best cases of what is being achieved both here and abroad. There will be a number of speakers participating from across the business, science, eco-design and recycling sectors. The Forum will also provide business expertise in the areas of finance, marketing, green procurement and supply chain management.
Admission is free, but you need to register on www.rx3.ie/MDGRoot.aspx?ContentID=132 and not everyone might be accepted as an attendee.

Francesca Simon will be signing copies of her Horrid Henry’s Hilariously Horrid Joke Book. She will be in Eason’s in O’Connell Street on Tues 27 Apr at 11:00. www.eason.ie/events/upcoming

The “Let’s Walk and Talk on the Wilde Side” event with Pat Liddy on Tues 27 Apr at 11:30 is a walk about Oscar Wilde and his celebrated Dublin Family. It starts at the entrance to the National Gallery on Merrion Square and ends at Pearse Street Library with a short dramatised extract from ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’. View a special exhibition which includes the portrait of Dorian. Admission free, booking not necessary. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/lets_walk_and_talk_wilde.aspx

On Tues 27 Apr the lecture “New Acquisitions: Impressionist and Expressionist Paintings” by Lecturer Janet McLean, National Gallery of Ireland will take place in the National Gallery at 10:30. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

“Water, Food Security and Climate Change; the Global Challenge” is a seminar that is being held in conjunction with the TCD-UCD Innovation Alliance Public Lecture Series. It will take place on Tues 27 Apr at 18:00 in the Uí Chadhain Lecture Theatre, Arts Block, TCD. All welcome, but you have to reserve a place by emailing tidi@tcd.ie www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?dt=d.en.54305&sd=Tuesday,27April

Science Speak is a unique event that provides a platform for the best postgraduate science communicators from each of the seven Irish universities to come together to present their research to a non-specialist, lay audience.
The objective is to explain what they do, why they are doing it and what results they have found. Past topics have included everything from kidney disease to predicting water quality. Come along to hear about the latest developments in frontier science and ask the questions you have always wanted the answer to but didn’t know who to ask! The event will take place on Tues 27 April at 19:00 in the RDS Concert Hall. Admission is free and the event is open to all, but advance booking is essential: Ring 01 668 0866 or send a mail to science@rds.ie
www.rds.ie/science www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=832

The National Library Lecture Series about W.B. Yeats is coming to an end and the final event of the series will be the lecture ‘Portraying George Yeats – the medium and the message’ by Professor Ann Saddlemyer, Visiting Professor, University of Victoria and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. The lecture will take place at 19:00 on Tues 27 April in the National Library in Kildare Street. Admission is free and all are welcome.

* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghues on Suffolk Street every Tueas from 20:00. It’s free and anyone can get up, sing a song or do whatever they like. www.facebook.com/pages/ODonoghues-Open-Mic/71834618844
* In the Bankers Inn on Trinity Street (off Dame Street) at 21:30: An acoustic singer-songwriter session hosted by Dave Murphy. A contribution is requested but not required. This is a listening club so is very quiet and features a lot of experienced songwriters trying out new material. www.myspace.com/davemurphyandfriends
* From 21:30, O’Briens on Dame Street (next to the Mercantile Pub) is the venue for a further Open Mic event of acoustic rock’n’roll organised by the band The Mighty Stef. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2


Francesca Simon will be signing copies of “Horrid Henry’s Hilariously Horrid Joke Book” in Eason’s in Dundrum Shopping Centre on Wed 28 Apr at 13:00.

The Royal Irish Academy Library Spring Lecture Series covers “Exploring Treasures of the Academy Library” and on Wed 28 Apr at 13:05 the next free lunchtime lecture will be ‘Out of the west: the Ann als of Connacht, AD 1224-1562’ by Bernadette Cunningham, RIA Library. The lecture takes place in the Meeting Room, Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Admission is free and booking is not required.

The German Department of the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) at Dublin City University presents the film series “DomiNations” in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland. All films are OV with English subtitles and admissions is free. The venue is Dublin City University, SALIS, Room C124. The next film in the series will be shown on Wed 28 Apr at 15:00.
“Black Box BRD” Dir.: Andres Veiel, Germany 2000/01. Details about the film can be found here www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/kue/en5674595v.htm

This is a must-go-event for all make-up artists that do special effect make-up and I know that quite a number read this Event Guide, so this event is definitely for you!
Filmbase/Film Ireland presents a free Make-Up FX event which will take place on Wed 28 April from 18:00-20:00 in Filmbase, Temple Bar. Special Effects Make-Up artists Terri Pinnell and Tom McInerney do live demos with specialist products. Terri (Zombie Bashers, Portrait of a Zombie) will be creating cuts, bruises, throat slashes, burns, the aging process using liquid latex and a zombie monster while Tom (Savage, Fairycatcher) will create his dark interpretation of a “Fairy” creature using full prosthetic make up. Dead Meat director Conor McMahon will be cooking up some fiendish food – anyone for edible zombie brains? Sean Fitzpatrick’s attendance as a zombie banker is yet to be confirmed. Admission is free. www.filmbase.ie or ring 01-6796716 for more details.

On Wed 28 Apr at 18:00 the RDS Library is inviting to the RDS Library Talk “Lab Coats and Lace” by Mary Mulvihill in the Minerva Suite. Mary Mulvihill is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster, has edited two collections of biographies of historic Irish women scientists – Stars, Shells and Bluebells, and Lab Coats and Lace, both published by Women in Technology & Science (WITS). Mary is also the author of Ingenious Ireland and Drive like a Woman, Shop like a Man. She will talk about the astronomer Mrs Annie Maunder, born in County Tyrone in 1868, Alice Everett (1865-1949) a professional physicist who contributed to the early development of television and Mrs Anne Jellicoe, who founded the first vocational training college for women in Ireland or Britain in 1861. Just some of the adventurous Irishwomen who led the non-traditional way in the early days of science and industry.

The Spanish Cultural Institute, Instituto Cervantes, is inviting to a film screening. On Wed 28 Apr at 18:30 the film “Héctor” (2004) by Gracia Querejeta will be shown. (in Spanish with English subtitles). The Instituto Cervantes is on Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, quite near the National Gallery. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha62242_16_2.htm

The Banúlacht’s Feminist Dialogues Serie is inviting to the public talk “Maternal Mortality as a Women’s Human Right Issue” on Wed 28 Apr at 19:00 in the Temple Bar Hotel, Fleet Street, Dublin 2. Speakers will be Senator Fiona O’Malley (Independent), Ilham Siddig (medical doctor and activist), Meghan Doherty (Policy and Advocacy Officer, Irish Family Planning Association) banulacht.blogspot.com/2010_04_01_archive.html

The National Library in Kildare Street invites to a lecture entitled “Dorian and Melmoth: Brothers of the Black Bargain” on Wed 28 Apr at 19:00.
Admissions is free; booking is not necessary although places are limited
Dr Albert Power, writer and gothic literature expert, will lecture on the connections between Oscar Wilde’s Dorian and Charles Robert Maturin’s Melmoth in the Library’s Seminar Room. This lecture is taking place as part of the Dublin: One City One Book series of events. www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx?article=d742cf6a-a736-4e55-9c63-4dc6ca166ca2

Tearfund is a relief and development agency active in over 40 countries. Staff recently returned from Haiti and will be sharing first hand reports of the work going on there on Wed 28 April at 19:45 in Trinity Church, The Exchange, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. All are welcome. www.tearfund.ie/get_involved/events/#haiti_stories_from_the_frontline

* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 17:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. The majority of people there are Spanish or English-speaking, but French, Italians, Polish and Chinese are sometimes coming to and everybody is welcome to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.
* “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.thezodiacsessions.com/
* “The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 on SOME Wednesdays. The frequency got less predictable in recent weeks/months and you should check the website before going. www.myspace.com/thesongroom
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Wednesday from 21:00 in The Village in Wexford Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com
* 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).
* Seven Deadly Skins are playing Reggae/Ska Covers from 22:00 with DJ Dotsie later. The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Admission is free.


# A “Babies on Board”-Tour is taking place on Thurs 29 Apr from 11:30-12:15 in the National Museum in Collins Barracks. This is a monthly tour for parents, grandparents or carers with pre-toddler children. Buggies welcome! No booking required. Places are limited and are allocated on a firsts come, first served basis. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=1198

The Music Library in the Central Library in Ilac Centre (Henry Street, Dublin 1) is regularly inviting to lunchtime recitals (i.e. 1-hour long concerts). The next events is on 29 April at 13:00. With the following list of performers
* Thurs 29 Apr: Brian Gilligan (tenor) and Aoife O’Sullivan (piano) selections from Faure, Grieg, Schubert and Schumann
Admission is free, but booking is essential at 873 4333.

In a conversation between artists, Jaki Irvine and Anne Tallentire, both artists will discuss the work of Anne Tallentire in the context of her exhibition “Anne Tallentire: This and other things 1999-2010”. This will be followed by an outdoor screening of a series of single screen video works by Tallentire in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. The conversation will take place on Thurs 29 Apr at 17:00 in the Lecture Room of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham Hospital.
The film screening will take place at 21:00 on Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. The screenings are Company (8min 25sec); Zero-58 (58sec); Telling I (18min 34 sec); Spool (3min); In Time (13min 15sc) and Instances (31min) by artist Anne Tallentire. www.imma.ie/en/page_212223.htm (This event is re-scheduled as it was originally planned for 22 Apr)

“Ladydoll” will be in Tower Records on Thur 29 Apr at 18:00 for an in-store event. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

“Du stirbst nicht/You do not die” by Kathrin Schmidt was awarded the German Book Prize 2009 as best book in German. She illustrates the experience of the loss of orientation and language and shows a way of recovery. The reading will take place on 29 Apr at 18:30 in the Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Admission is free and the reading will be in German.

D.A.T.A 2.0 (Dublin Art and Technology Association) is dedicated to both showcasing the work of technologists, musicians, and artists using technology as well as providing a meeting point for the intersection of these disciplines. The next DATA EVENT 41.0 (with Special Guest Kim Cascone from the US) will take place on Thurs 29 Apr from 18:30-21:30 in the Science Gallery. Admission is free. www.data.ie/wordpress/

Every now and then Jason Roe organises a meeting for people that are interested in blogging, twittering or anything else and the meeting has aptly been called BTW (Blogger-Twitter-Whatever) meetup. The next one will take place on Thurs 29 April at 19:00. The meeting is in the KOH Cocktail Lounge and KOH is an asian restaurant in the Italian Quarter (or Quartier Bloom) on the North side just off the Millenium Bridge. The event is free. But Jason will collect some money for St. Francis Hospice who provide specialist palliative care to patients with advanced Cancer and Motor Neurone Disease. Up to 150 people can come and there will be some finger food and specials on cocktails. To register go to jasonroe.me/blog/btw-meetup-april-29th-2010/

Every Thursday the Odeon Pub in Harcourt Street is running a Classic Movies Club from 20:00. Admission is free. The theme this month is “Frat Brats” and the films are 29 Apr: Caddyshack. For Seat/Table reservations call 478 2088 or mail hello@odeon.iewww.odeon.ie/gallery.html

* Quiz Night in The Lotts Cafe Bar, 9 Lower Liffey St, Dublin 1. Every Thurs a quiz night with great prizes is taking place at 20:00/20:30 depending on football. Participation is free.
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Mullingar House in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111621257112
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.turkshead.ie
* The Poor Boys play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Tim. Admission is free.


The 2-dy conference “History, Digestion and Society: New Perspectives” will take place at University College Dublin (UCD) from 30 Apr – 01 May (12:30-17:15 on Fri and 10:00-15:15 on Sat).
Diet and digestion, diseases and ailments of the digestive system, hunger strikes, and the rise of organised movements such as the Temperance movement and organised vegetarianism have been relatively neglected in histories of the body, health and medicine. This workshop aims to act as a platform to discuss and critically engage with these themes. Find out more here www.ucd.ie/history/body/workshops_symposia09_10.htm#diet and register by sending your details to Michael.liffey@ucd.ie.

“New Amusement” will be in Tower Records on Fri 30 April at 13:00 for an in-store event. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

An Artist’s Talk with Niamh McCann is taking place in the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square on Fri 20 Apr at 13:00. Artist Niamh McCann will introduce her current exhibition, which is part of the Golden Bough series. This talk is free and open to everybody. Please meet in Gallery 8. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=491

Darren Shan will be in Eason’s O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 on Fri 30 Apr at 16:30 for a book signing. www.eason.ie/events/upcoming

The UCD Earth Sciences Institute is running a series of seminars that began on Fri
19 March and will be on most Fridays until December. The next lecture will be on Fri 30 Apr from 12:30-14:00 in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No. 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. To find out more about upcoming lectures, contact esi.admin@ucd.ie

The largest and longest established jazz festival weekend in the Greater Dublin area will be back from 30 Apr – 02 May. In addition to many non-free events there will be a huge amount of free Jazz Festival events in the different pubs in Bray. If you are interested in Jazz or Blues, this is a must-go-event. The website is here www.brayjazz.com and the detailed programme page where free and non-free events are shown, is here


This section contains lots of events this week that happen in the future some of them require free tickets and it is mentioned where this is the case. Put the events in your diary and for the ticketed events hurry to request your tickets:

The Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s unique festival celebrating creativity in the older age, will run from 01-31 May with hundreds of events taking place across the country. Ireland’s largest co-operative Arts Festival, Bealtaine is co-ordinated by Age & Opportunity and works with local, regional and national organisations. The Festival embraces all art forms and encourages participation in the Arts by older people as artists, performers, event organisers and audience. www.bealtaine.com

______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. ;-)

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this story during the week: It seems that criminals are offering up to 30,000 Euro to Garda members for a complete Garda uniform, so they can be used in robberies and assassination attempts of gangland rivals. It didn’t shock me that criminals offer that, after all it is in their “job description” to do this or similar things. But what did shock me was that the senior management of the Gardai seem to see a serious threat in this offer! If they have employed police officers that are prepared to sell their uniform to criminals, don’t we then already have a MUCH bigger problem even before the first piece of a uniform is sold? www.independent.ie/national-news/gangsters-offer-gardai-836430000-for-uniforms-2142577.html


I can’t wait for the weekend to arrive and to go to all the interesting events. :-) Maybe I will meet you there?

Take care,


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