Dublin Event Guide 302: Farmleigh House Easter Events, Dublin Flea Market, Green Drinks, One City – One Book events

March 29th, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 302 | 29 March 2013

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Hi all!

Happy Easter! I hope you will get some nice Easter Eggs and if anything is left over, send it in my direction! :-)

Don’t forget that the clock goes forward on Saturday night and also please check out the update about No. 29, the Georgian House Museum in the Dublin News. In essence, I need you to go to www.facebook.com/SaveNo29 and click on LIKE.

What else? Many shops will be closed on Sunday, so don’t get caught out. And apart from that, enjoy the Easter Weekend. Good news is that despite the Farmleigh House closure, the OPW organised Easter Events on the Farmleigh Estate. With food market and lots of children entertainment, this will be a popular destination – as long as it doesn’t rain.

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–Joerg Steegmueller

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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-zine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and this section is for the people that want to remind that despite all, life is great and it is important to be alive.

For today’s Feel Good Slot, I once again I found a great TED video. It is entitled “Living Beyond Limits” and Amy Purdy tells her impressive and moving story.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2QZM7azGoA

Do you sometimes feel limits, things that hold you back? Ties that stop you from achieving what y ou want to achieve? Imagine where Amy Purdy would be now if she had accepted the limits? Maybe you too could get BEYOND the limits?

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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.

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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

Bank Holiday Weekends are nit the busiest, But in total there are again 145 events next week. Today I do something very rare in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). I will recommend a non-free event! If you haven’t been or not have been for long, that the last opportunity to visit Number 29, the Georgian House Museum that will close and significantly change in just 6 days. Check the Dublin News Section for details.

If you have children then there is plenty to do this weekend. Nearly every shopping centre has some Easter events and there is also the Mad Hatter Tea Party near Stillorgan on Sunday. And on Sunday AND Monday the Farmleigh House Easter events will take place.

If you don’t have children, then maybe have a look at the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday, it is one of a very small number places on Sunday where you can buy things as many shops (and even super markets) will be closed. And from 17:00, the Workman’s Club Easter Party might be the right thing for you!? Or if you are looking for a little bit reflection and time for yourself in the evening, come to Gardiner Street Church to the Gospel Mass. You will find me there at the sound desk.

Please note that on Sunday and on Monday some of the Regular events might not take place. So, you better check before you go to a Regular event.

On Tuesday you will most likely find me at the exhibition launch of Territory in Pieces in the Exchange Dublin (if I don’t have to work, what could easily happen, because my day job keeps me busy at the moment). The GReen Drinks Dublin event on Tuesday and some talks in Science Gallery, RDS and Trinity Long Room, sound interesting for the remainin days this week.

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Competitions

Introduction to Tango for Absolute Beginners

Sat 06 Apr: 13:30-16:00
LA Fitness Studio, Dartry, Dublin 6 (Luas stop: Cowper; Bus: 140)

Compadrito Tango are running a Tango course for beginners and if you always wanted to Tango but never had time to go to classes, then this workshop is for you. In just over 2 hours you will get kickstarted into Argentine Tango! A Partner is not required as Compadrito Tango will find a match for you (no promises that it will be THE one, but he/she will do for the class! ;-) )
The workshop is EUR 20 and you have to book in advance by emailing tangofever_ireland@yahoo.com

For the Dublin Event Guide Community, Compadrito Tango has made a pair of tickets available for this Beginners class. If you want to win that pair and dance your little heart out, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject TANGO13. The body of your mail has to contain your name and mobile phone number and your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Wed 03 April. www.facebook.com/events/221124674694856/

The Loved Ones (2009) – Film Screening

10 April: Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

The Blood Donors Film Club, is hosting a horror film screening in aid of Focus Ireland in the Sugar Club on 10 April. The Loved Ones is a modern classic of gore, disenfranchised youth, unrequited love, and prom night gone wrong. Directed by Sean Byrne and starring Robin McLeavy as the most twisted prom queen. – After the screening you can dance to prom night music.

Because the event is a charity event for Focus Ireland there is an admission charge of EUR 10/8 and tickets are available via the website below or on the door.

For one lucky Dublin Event Guide Reader, however, there is a pair of free tickets and you can win if you enter the competition. If you would like to go to the first Blood Donors Film Club Screening for free, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject LOVED ONES and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Mon 08 April at 13:00.
Find out more about the screening on the Facebook Page here or the website

Dave Hardy & The Blue Clavon Orchestra

Sat 13 Apr: 20:00
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Dave Hardy & The Blue Clavon Orchestra are in the NCH for a gig on 13 April and the special guests on that night are The Dublin Concert Band and The King’s Hospital Jazz Band. You will hear All-time favourite classic hits with Pop, Swing, Rock’n’Roll, Latin American and Irish music included. Tickets are EUR 20 per person (No booking fee) or EUR 60 for a Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 students) and you can get your tickets from the box office of the National Concert Hall at or via 01-4170000

Exclusively for the Dublin Event Guide Readers, Dave Hardy has made a Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 students) available for a competition and if you want to win these four tickets, you need to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with HARDY in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on 10 April. www.davehardyorchestra.com

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No 29 – Georgian House Museum – Your help is URGENTLY needed!!!

I need your help! Go to www.facebook.com/SaveNo29 and click on LIKE. Only if we get a few thousand likes the Museum has a chance!

The Georgian House Museum will close in just 6 days and this is the last weekend when you can enjoy the brilliant guided museums tour unless we can stop the train. After a lengthy closure, the museum will re-open on 20 June but all tour guides will be gone. Instead story boards will tell you (a part of) the story.

The museum will then never open on Sundays and Mondays again and will already close again in October. The ESB’s plan is to open it only for about 140 days per year. And guess what, after it closes in October, WHO will say anything if in April 2014 it doesn’t re-open?

The ESB needs to save money and that is understandable and in a situation like that ALL expenses have to be looked at. But there are a number of proposals how the cost reduction can be achieved while the museum still stays open for 300 days a year and remians a guided museum. But the ESB is not prepared to talk about these proposals.

If you have never been in the museum or if you want to show it to your children or friends a last time, you have only Saturday and Sunday and then Tues, Wed and Thursday of next week. Make sure you don’t leave it until it is too late. The admission charge is EUR 6, but it is worth it and keep in mind that it is your last chance to learn the rich and intersting story the tour guides have in store for you.

And have a look here as well: www.esb.ie/no29

One City – One Book

Every April the “Dublin: One City, One Book” event series takes place in Dublin. It is organised by the Dublin City Public Libraries and this year’s book is “Strumpet City” by James Plunkett. Throughout the month a number of events will take place and the website www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/ will list them all. You are invited to buy and read the book.

Where possible and where appropriate I will also include them in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

In previous years the chosen book for the “One City, One Book” event were for example “Dubliners” by James Joyce in 2012, “Ghost Light ” by Joseph O’Connor in 2011, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde in 2010, “Dracula” by Bram Stoker in 2009, “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift in 2008.

Water shortage after Monsoon March?!

It is hard to believe, but after the rainfall warnings for Dublin about a week ago because of the torrential rain, now, just a few days later, Dublin City Council is announcing that there will be nightly water restrictions over this weekend. From 22:00-07:00 or 09:00 each night from Thurs 28 March until Tues 02 April, the water pressure will be reduced to conserve water supplies. In some areas that will lead to a loss of supply.

If you wonder why heavy rain is followed by a water shortage, you might be surprised to find out that there is a higher water consumption in cold weather, but not because people take more baths. No, more water is lost through leakages in the water system. In addition less fresh “clean” water is produced in one of the water treatment plants that supplies Dublin. www.thejournal.ie/water-restrictions-dublin-849412-Mar2013/

Exhibitions

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

Territory in Pieces

30 March – 07 April

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Territory in Pieces” is an exhibition of photographs and video from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which highlight the impact of Israel’s occupation on vulnerable Palestinian communities.

The exhibition will run from 30 March – 07 April and the official launch will take place on Tuesday 02 April at 18:30.

Admission is free. www.facebook.com/events/140655782776038

Exile to Wonderland – Rosemary Fallon Solo Exhibition

04-24 April

White Lady Art Gallery, 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Rosemary Fallon is an artist, teacher, doll-maker, designer, animator and lecturer. She will exhibit her surrealist paintings, miniature metal sculptures and dolls in the White Lady Art Gallery. Opening night is on Thurs 05 April from 18:00-22:00. www.facebook.com/events/308434559282649

Celebrate Our She-roes exhibition

04-19 April

Irish Aid Centre, 27 Upper O’ Connell Street, Dublin 1

An exhibition of paintings exploring gender equality and woman’s empowerment will be on show in the Irish Aid Centre.

On Thurs 04 Apr the exhibition will be launched between 18:00-20:00 and Siobhán Madden, former chair of Banulacht and PhD candidate in NUI Maynooth will discuss the politics of ‘she-roes’ and feminist grassroots global solidarity.

This exhibition was organised by volunteers following their experiences in a Women’s Office in Guatemala during 2012.

Admission is free.

Friday 29 Mar

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Good Friday

09:00, Fri 29 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

There is nothing particularly good about this Friday in comparison to other Fridays, unless you are of Christian faith. But considering that (officially) around 93% of Irish people are meant to be catholic and because it is the case in less catholic countries, many are under the impression that Good Friday is a public holiday in Ireland. This is NOT the case. Many schools are closed on that day and some employers give their employees the day off too. However it is not a public holiday and therefore you do not have entitlement to get either the day off or to get higher pay. For most people it is just a normal Friday before a long weekend – and that is not the worst thing! :-)

Due to a distinct lack of separation between church and state (that is my opinion and you don’t have to agree!) in Ireland, pubs are not allowed to open on Good Friday and selling alcohol is forbidden. Different to the people that form the queues outside off-licenses on Thursday evening, many don’t think it is a disaster if there is no alcohol and no pub for a whole day, nevertheless many still think that the laws around Good Friday are out of sync with a multicultural and pluralistic society.

www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/employment_rights_and_conditions/leave_and_holidays/public_holidays_in_ireland.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 29 Mar

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 29 Mar

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

Pulled Apart – In-Store Event

17:00, Fri 29 Mar

Tower Records Ireland, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Pulled Apart will perform in Tower Records at an In-Store event. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 29 Mar

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A free Greek and European Folk Dance class open to all. Contact Katerini Papathanasiou on papath.kat@gmail.com

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 29 Mar

4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3)

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)

A drop in class, with newcomers welcome.

www.sahajayoga.ie

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 29 Mar

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

Astronomy Ireland Telescope Nights

20:00, Fri 29 Mar

Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin

Astronomy Ireland’s weekly free telescope nights are beginning again, and will take place each Friday night at 20:00 if the weather permits. Check the website below for a weather forecast and to find out what you will be able to see at the telescope night. The focus will be on Jupiter and Moon.

astronomy.ie/scopenight.php

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 29 Mar

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

“Dublin Tribal Spirit” is a weekly event that gives you the great experience of a drumming circle with african drums and authentic tribal rhythms. Tom and Sinead, who run that event are providing lots of drums for it and teach you the rhythms.

There is no formal admission charge for this event, but donations are expected. The organisers bring their own 20-30 drums to it every week, so they are looking for donations to keep the event going.

www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Tribal-Spirit/201639663203598

Saturday 30 Mar

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Mar

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Dublin Food Co-op

09:30 – 16:30, Sat 30 Mar

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

The Dublin Food Co-op is open every Saturday at Newmarket for organic wholefoods and sustainable household products, plus over a dozen producer stalls offering organic fruit and veg., baked goods, dairy produce, wines, hot and cold food, etc. The Co-op is also open on Thursdays 12:00-20:00.

www.dublinfood.coop

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 Mar

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

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 30 Mar

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.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Mar

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

Fitness Class

10:00 – 11:00, Sat 30 Mar

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A free Fitness Class will take in the Exchange, However, the event schedule/programme doesn’t say what type of fitness class it will be and if you have to bring something (e.g. a Yoga mat or similar).

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Mar

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/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Mar

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a relatively new weekly market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. Sounds interesting and I will check it out over the coming weeks. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel). www.facebook.com/merchantsindoormarket

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Mar

Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

An indoor market in Coolock with over 40 traders with a wide range of goods and a café on site as well.

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Mar

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

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 30 Mar

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 every Saturday. 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 egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Mar

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/

Eason Story Time

11:00, Sat 30 Mar

Every Eason store in Ireland

Eason Story Time is back. As part of Eason’s “Get Into Reading” campaign, a specially selected children’s book will be read at 11:00 each Saturday in every Eason store in the country. On the website below are the dates and book titles from now until mid-June and for the next two months I have them included here:

09 Mar: My Mum by Anthony Browne
16 Mar: Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
23 Mar: Brave Beast by Chris Judge
30 Mar: Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

blog.easons.com/eason-story-time-2013/

Irish Plastic Modelling Society

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 30 Mar

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Irish Plastic Modelling Society will meet in the Exchange and everyone is invited to this free event.

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Mar

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 30 Mar

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

Art for Art’s Sake – Walking Tour

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 30 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The next Walking Tour of Art for Art’s Sake will take place on Saturday. The tours introduce you to galleries, studios, exhibitions and artists in Dublin. They are informal and a freat opportunity to meet other people interested in art and the people who make it happen.

Meeting point this week is the Nassau Street entrance to Trinity College. The tour will then visit:
Eight Gallery, Sol Art Gallery, The Doorway Gallery, Gormley’s Fine Art, Alliance Francaise, National Gallery.

Participation is free, but donations are welcome. To book your place contact artforartsake.gallery@gmail.com or go to the website below to register where you find more details.

www.artforartsake.org

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Mar

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. Dux & Co will offer food and the Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Wizard of Oz in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Mar

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Lucan, Dublin 22

The Liffey Valley Shopping Centre wil be transformed into a Wizard of Oz world over this Easter Weekend with family acitivities taking place on Saturday and Monday. (The centre is closed on Sunday,) The centre will welcome all the favourite caharcters from this story.

Children (and adults) of all ages are welcome to join Dorothy and Toto, Tin Man, Scare Crow, the Cowardly Lion and Glinda the Good Witch at numerous activities. There will even be a yellow brick road!

www.liffeyvalley.ie

Easter Fun

12:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Mar

Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Donaghmede Rd, Dublin 13

The Donaghmede Shopping Centre told me that they will run an Easter Egg Hunt foir children where children can get a free Easter Egg, can get their faces painted and watch a balloon modeller.

www.donaghmedesc.com/

Conor Deasy – In-Store event

13:00, Sat 30 Mar

Tower Records Ireland, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Conor Deasy will be in Tower Records for an In-Store event.

entertainment.ie/show-/Tower-Records/Conor-Deasy-Tower-In-Store-Session/event-2666021.htm

Sun Show

13:00, Sat 30 Mar

Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin

Astronomy Ireland are continuing their weekly Sun Shows at the Astronomy Ireland Shop in Swords. Each Saturday, the staff of the Astronomy Ireland Shop will be showing you amazing views of our nearest star. Using special filters and some of the largest telescopes in Ireland you will get to see sunspots bigger than Earth and huge solar flare bursting from our nearest star. If it’s cloudy, there will be a telescope demonstration and you will find out how you can safely observe the Sun and undertake some daytime astronomy using your own telescope.

astronomy.ie/sunwatch2011.php

Archive at Lunchtime – March – IFI

13:10, Sat 30 Mar

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings on three days every week in February.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
02+9+16+13+30 March: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-9/
The Monday/Wednesday programmes are here
04+13+18+27 March: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-25/
06+11+20+25 March: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-24/

www.ifi.ie/

Easter Egg Hunt

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Mar

Ballawley Park, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Co. Dublin

Follow the trail of the Easter Bunny and search for hidden eggs. This Easter Egg Hunt includes games and activities for the whole family. It will take place in Ballawley Park and meeting point is the playground adjacent to Wesley Heights.

The event is part of the DLR Biodiversity Events and leader is Andrew Fleming from OWLS. To book your place contact Andrew on 087-3299936 or on info@owls.ie www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DLR%20Exploring%20Nature%20Feb-May.PDF

www.dlrevents.ie/nature131.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 30 Mar

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

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 30 Mar

KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2

This is a weekly Saturday night jazz event in the basement Wine Cave of KC Peaches wholefood restaurant/café. Food will be served until 22:00 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 30 Mar

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are listed on the website below.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Gangs – Gig

22:30, Sat 30 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Indie-pop band “Gangs” and guests “Tiny Vinyls” are performing at Whelan’s new talent showcase “The Midnight Hour”. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

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

Latin Fever Party

23:00, Sat 30 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

A Latin Fever party with Pachangueo, Salsa, Reggaeton, Electro-latino, Brazilian Rhytms, Latin House, Tambor Venezolano, Hora loca, Rumba, Sevillanas, Merengue, Bachata and much more will take place in the Mercantile. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/416105068481199/

Sunday 31 Mar

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Winter Time to Summer Time – Change your clocks!

08:00, Sun 31 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

On Saturday night the clock will be moved forward by one hour to enter the period of “Summer Time”. Unfortunately the term has the emphasis on “Time” not on “Summer”. Let’s hope, however, that the weather gods realise that the word “summer” is prominently in the term “Summer Time” and adjust their temperature dials accordingly.

For you the only thing that is important right now is to move your clock forward by one hour otherwise your punctuality will seriously suffer in the coming months! ;-)

Easter Sunday

09:00, Sun 31 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

There are not too many days during the year when you find a large number of shops and even super markets closed, but Easter Sunday is one of these days. Many shops are gving their employees one of the holidays off and that is usually the Sunday, NOT the Monday. So expect that a large number of shops, shopping centres and super markets are closed on Sunday but re-open on Monday morning.

Farmleigh House Easter Events

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Mar

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Great news! Farmleigh House is closed because of the EU Presidency, but nevertheless the well-known and much-liked Easter activities at Farmleigh House will take place this year:

10:00-17:15 Farmleigh Food Market
10:00-17:15 Farmleigh Plant Fair – Garden plants for the Springtime
12:00-17:00 Birds of Prey (Falconry Display with Hawks, Falcons and Owls)
12:00-16:00 Face Painting

12:00-12:30 Puppet Show ‘Punch & Judy’
13:15-13:45 Puppet Show ‘Punch & Judy’
14:00-14:30 Puppet Show ‘Punch & Judy’

12:00-17:00 Dale Treadwell – Get close and personal with the bugs and beasties found in the Farmleigh House gardens. Hear of the adventures of Scrappy the Hedgehog. Enjoy Spooky Bat Games and lots more!

13:00-17:00 Se7en Fun Bike Experience – Enjoy the thrill of riding this extraordinary bike around the Farmleigh Estate.

13:00+15:00+16:15 Storytelling for Children with Seosamh O Maolalai

14:00-16:00 Music in the Bandstand with Blanchardstown Brass Band

15:00-16:45 Easter Egg Quiz Hunt with Bubbles the Farmleigh Rabbit – Chlidren and Parents join in the fun and at the Easter egg Quiz Hunt. Complete the forms and you will be entered into a draw for Easter eggs. For more information check the website below.

Admission is free. Expect that Farmleigh Estate will be busy. Limited parking is available in the estate.

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,23577,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Mar

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

Longmile Road Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Mar

Wigoders, Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

The Long Mile Road Market behind Wigoders on Long MIle Road (across the road from Aldi) hosts more than 50 stalls and there is also a Cafe on site.

www.gumtree.ie/cp-events-gigs-nightlife-in-dublin/longmile-road-market-433320933

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Mar

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a relatively new weekly market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. Sounds interesting and I will check it out over the coming weeks. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel). www.facebook.com/merchantsindoormarket

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 31 Mar

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/

Children’s Art Cart Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sun 31 Mar

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Children’s Art Cart Workshops will be held again in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (01-6770095) every Sunday from 24 March to 22 December 2013. Currently the workshop is still free, but there is a possibility that a fee will be introduced at some point. Children must be over 6 years of age and must be supervised by an adult.
You can’t pre-book, so early arrival is required because there are only 20 places per session.

The themes are:
24 March: Medieval Life – Includes a visit to Ashtown Castle
31 March: Make a Wallet ( Bring along empty clean cartons)
07 April: Creepy Crawlies in the Park
14 April: Animal Masks
21 April: What would we do without them
28 April: Make a surprise.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,23664,en.html

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Mar

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Coop, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie “A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Coop Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dublin-Flea-Market/144081015625205

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 31 Mar

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 31 Mar

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 31 Mar

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

1916 Easter Rising Commemoration

12:00, Sun 31 Mar

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The Easter Rising in Ireland took on 24 March 1916, which was Easter. Despite the fact that Easter moves quite a bit, the Easter Rising Commemorations don’t take place on the date of the event but on Easter Sunday.

There will be lots of discussions how the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising should be commemorated in 2016. The best would be to have a multi-facetted festival of fun and entertainment for the people or Ireland in O’Connell Street. But this is not too likely. In the last few years the day is commemorated by a rather stiff and anacronistic military parade in O’Connell Street. The president and the Taoiseach will be there and lots of members of the Irish Army will display their freshly ironed uniforms.

Many think this military parade is not really the right way to remember the Rising and it is reflected in the numbers of attendees. Only a few hundred people come to this event every year since a much bigger event in 2006. It probably doesn’t help that you have to be there well before the actual event takes place at 12:00 and are not allowed to get in or out anymore for some while before 12:00. It also doesn’t help that you can’t easily find out any information about the event.

And maybe the TV schedule on the day is another indcation of the event’s perceived importance: In previous year the Commemoration was shown live on RTE. This year the programme at 12:00 on Sunday lists an Easter Sunday mass on RTE 1 and Home and Away on RTE 2.

After an intensive search I finally found a few more details and you can find it here www.merrionstreet.ie/index.php/2013/03/1916-easter-rising-97th-anniversary-ceremony/?cat=3 You have to be in position 45 minutes before the event starts at 11:15 and in the likely event that you will not get access to the area directly opposite the GPO, there will be large video screens on either side of the GPO.

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 31 Mar

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/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 31 Mar

Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

An indoor market in Coolock with over 40 traders with a wide range of goods and a café on site as well.

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 31 Mar

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Now in its 36th year, this series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June. The next concert will features the ConTempo String Quartet and Ishay Shaer (piano) performing music by Brahms and Enescu. The concert is presented with support from the Romanian Cultural Institute

The Hugh Lane Gallery is closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, but is open on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/827-sundaysnoon-quintet

Mad Hatters Tea Party

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 Mar

Deerpark, Mount Merrion (near Stillorgan), Co. Dublin

Easter Sunday is the day for the 2013 Mad Hatters Tea Party in Deepark, Mount Merrion. This is the eighth year of this most unusual tea party hosted by a girl called Alice, a White Rabbit and a Mad Hatter. All the tea party’s favourite ingredients will be there including the tea cup ride, giant chess, croquet and the “Hatwalk” fashion show for hats.

Follow the clues on the Easter trail and win an Easter treat for your Tea Party on the picnic benches. “Easter Make and Do” mini workshops will allow you to make your own Mad Hat. Alice, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter will all be there at this free event.

Last year there were also Bouncy Castles and other games for children and even the big child that I am had fun at attempting stilt walking. ;-)

www.dlrevents.ie/hatter13.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 31 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of typically hobby artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle), 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 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/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Mar

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

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 31 Mar

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing Sundays in the RHA. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Admission is free. For further information, contact Ruth Carroll on 01 6612558 or via ruth@rhagallery.ie

www.rhagallery.ie/html/educate/educate_family.html

Making pictures of the Easter Passion in music

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 31 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “Making pictures of the Easter Passion in music’ with Adrian Le Harivel, National Gallery of Ireland will take place. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 31 Mar

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

My Museum: The Big Barracks Egg Hunt

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Mar

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

Can you follow the trail and test your knowledge to find the golden egg? Complete the trail to receive a chocolate treat. No booking required. Families with children ages 7+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 Mar

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Music and Art”. No booking necessary. Admission is free and early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Easter Sunday Party – Workman’s Club

17:00 – 03:00, Sun 31 Mar

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Workman’s Club is running another one of their popular Bank Holiday parties. With Live music, DJs, Karaoke and Acoustic Gigs.

Live Muisc in the Main Room from 19:00 with Hawklion, The Notas, Princess, Fiction Peaks, Otherkin, Hellfire Club.

This is followed by the Karaoke Club.

On the 1st floor, DJs will take over from 22:30.

And the acoustic Plateau Sessions will bring you some brilliant singer/songwriters to do some acoustic sets on the smoking terrace. The Acoustic Acts schedule is:

Cappy Caplice (Touchwood) 19:30-19:55
Luke Clerkin (Clover Coast) 20:00-20:25
Oisin Furlong (Colour/Sound) 20:30-20:55
Darragh Cullen 21:00-21:25
Laura Keane 21:30-21:55
Aaron De La Rocher 22:00-22:25

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/171512033002091/

Saucy Sundays

17:00 – 23:00, Sun 31 Mar

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

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below). This week the performers are

The Eskies, Fox.E & The Good Hands, Just No, The Blue Choir, Future Phantoms, Wollow See, Oisin McColes.

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall

Long John Jump Band

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 31 Mar

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The Long John Jump Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 31 Mar

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass invites to a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known choirs in Ireland will sing during the mass and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness.

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Latin Ireland

20:00 – 02:00, Sun 31 Mar

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Sunday a band will play from 21:00-22:30, a Latin Beat Club, Brazilian DJs and Salsa Classes (from 18:00) are additional features. Admission is free.

www.4damelane.ie/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 31 Mar

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 31 Mar

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 Sun+Mon. 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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 02:30, Sun 31 Mar

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

Rogério from the Brazilian dance project “Forró de Lampião” in Dublin tells me: Forró de Lampião is Brazilian music that has the same roots as Samba and there is a whole culture that has developed around “forro”. Every Sunday, free dance classes take place in the Grand Social (new loation!) and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 31 Mar

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 in Sth Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. It is a Rockabilly, R’n’R, Roots night with alternating (week by week) live bands Pavement Kings, Donna & The Sazzy Catz, The Mosquitoes and The Pacifics from 21:00 and with DJs from 23:00-01:30. Admission is free.

www.globe.ie/events.php

Sunday Roast

21:00, Sun 31 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast is a free event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page (see link below). The performer this week are:

The Franzines, Capture, Full Moon Boogie Band, Daily Howl, Greg Clifford.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 31 Mar

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads are playing Ballads, Folk, Trad and Classic Country every Sunday. Featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo.

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 31 Mar

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 01 Apr

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Farmleigh House Easter Events

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 01 Apr

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Great news! Farmleigh House is closed because of the EU Presidency, but nevertheless the well-known and much-liked Easter activities at Farmleigh House will take place this year:

10:00-17:15 Farmleigh Food Market
10:00-17:15 Farmleigh Plant Fair – Garden plants for the Springtime
12:00-17:00 Birds of Prey (Falconry Display with Hawks, Falcons and Owls)
12:00-16:00 Face Painting

12:00-12:30 Puppet Show ‘Punch & Judy’
13:15-13:45 Puppet Show ‘Punch & Judy’
14:00-14:30 Puppet Show ‘Punch & Judy’

12:00-17:00 Dale Treadwell – Get close and personal with the bugs and beasties found in the Farmleigh House gardens. Hear of the adventures of Scrappy the Hedgehog. Enjoy Spooky Bat Games and lots more!

13:00-17:00 Se7en Fun Bike Experience – Enjoy the thrill of riding this extraordinary bike around the Farmleigh Estate.

13:00+15:00+16:15 Storytelling for Children with Seosamh O Maolalai

14:00-16:00 Music in the Bandstand with the Stedfast Brass Band

15:00-16:45 Easter Egg Quiz Hunt with Bubbles the Farmleigh Rabbit – Chlidren and Parents join in the fun and at the Easter egg Quiz Hunt. Complete the forms and you will be entered into a draw for Easter eggs. For more information check the website below.

Admission is free. Expect that Farmleigh Estate will be busy. Limited parking is available in the estate.

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,23577,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 01 Apr

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

Wizard of Oz in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

12:00 – 16:00, Mon 01 Apr

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Lucan, Dublin 22

The Liffey Valley Shopping Centre wil be transformed into a Wizard of Oz world over this Easter Weekend with family acitivities taking place on Saturday and Monday. (The centre is closed on Sunday,) The centre will welcome all the favourite caharcters from this story.

Children (and adults) of all ages are welcome to join Dorothy and Toto, Tin Man, Scare Crow, the Cowardly Lion and Glinda the Good Witch at numerous activities. There will even be a yellow brick road!

www.liffeyvalley.ie

Archive at Lunchtime – April – IFI

13:10, Mon 01 Apr

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings on three days every week in April.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
06+13+20 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-double-bill/
The Monday/Wednesday programmes are here
01+10+15+24+29 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-1/
03+08+17+22 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-2/

www.ifi.ie/

Can you keep a secret? :-)

14:00 – 16:00, Mon 01 Apr

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

If you can keep a secret, I will whisper something in your ear. I f you can’t you are not allowed to know. ;-)

*whisper* The newly founded Hallelujah! Clown Choir from Draíocht in Blanchardstown will perform for the first time and has planned three “surprise” recitals planned between 14:00-16:00 in Flashmob-type manner. If y ou see a red nose, you know what is happening, but don’t tell the others.

First Monday Literary Reading

16:00 – 18:00, Mon 01 Apr

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This regular open-mic literary event is held on the first Monday of every month and anyone can come along to read aloud one or more of your favourite pieces from literature at the event or you can even request that someone else reads your favourite piece, if you don’t want to. The literary pieces don’t have to be in English or in Irish. Recently an extract from Dante’s ‘Inferno’ was read in the original Italian and some piece from Lorca was first read in Spanish and then translated into English. Admission is free.

The subject for this April meeting is blogs, blogging and bloggers.

www.facebook.com/CINECAFE.PictureShow

Jurassic Paradiso: SCOOP’S Classic Cinema Club

19:00 – 23:30, Mon 01 Apr

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Quare, Dublin 7

Every Monday, starting on 25 February, the SCOOP Foundation will be hosting Jurassic Paradiso, a free Classic Cinema Night for the community. The event, which will be held at the Generator Hostel and will help raise money for The SCOOP Foundation, a locally based charity that helps support children out of poverty in Cambodia and India.

During the event, attendees can watch a classic blockbuster such as Back To The Future, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Terminator 2, etc. The movie of the week will be voted on before hand on the Facebook page and there will also be featured themed nights.

Free popcorn will be available and low priced food and drinks can be provided by the Generator Hostel. After the movie there will be a brief movie discussion if you are interested and 2 hours of tunes focused around the movie, it’s genre, and the decade it was made.

The SCOOP (Supporting Children Out Of Poverty) Foundation is an innovative and dedicated charity and endeavors to raise funds through their own unique events and ideas to build schools and opportunities for children caught in the poverty trap in Cambodia and India.

www.facebook.com/JurassicParadiso

Traditional Music & Reading: “Strumpet City”

19:30, Mon 01 Apr

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

An Irish Traditional Music event with readings from the “Dublin: One City, One Book” book “Strumpet City” by James Plunkett will take place. Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 01 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Monday Echo is a weekly songwriter and poetry live showcase held on Mondays in the basement of The International Bar. Usually, the show has 3 songwriters and 3 poets who perform for roughly 20 minutes each. Admission is free.
The weekly line-up can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Apr

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. 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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 01 Apr

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

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Rock & Reggae Night – Hangover Club

21:45 – 02:30, Mon 01 Apr

Fibber Magee’s, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday, a mix of musicians from bands like The Seven Deadly Skins / Animal Cracker / Upbeat Generation / Crete Boom & more come together to play a free night of Rock & Reggae.

www.facebook.com/TheHangoverClub

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Dublin at the time of James Plunkett’s Strumpet City – Talk

10:30, Tue 02 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Part of the Dublin: One City, One Book event series is the talk “Dublin at the time of James Plunkett’s Strumpet City” with Dr. Paul Rouse (UCD). Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 02 Apr

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

Songs and Poems of 1913

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 02 Apr

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dames Street, Dublin 2

Part of the Dublin: One City, One Book series of events is “Who Feared to Wear the Red Hand Badge! Songs and Poems of 1913 Lockout” performed with historical commentary by Francis Devine with guest singers. Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Territory in Pieces – Exhibition Launch

18:30 – 20:30, Tue 02 Apr

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Emmet Sheerin, social campaigner, photographer and friend of mine, spent some time in Palestine last year with an international human rights observer organisation and I think it would be fair to say that this experience left Emmet with personal experiences and impressions that had a huge impact. Since he is back, he is sharing his experiences and stories and has now created an exhibition that helps understanding a bit better what is happening.

“Territory in Pieces” is an exhibition of photographs and video from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which highlight the impact of Israel’s occupation on vulnerable Palestinian communities.

The exhibition will run from 30 March – 07 April and the official launch will take place on Tuesday 02 April at 18:30.

www.facebook.com/events/140655782776038

Improve public speaking skills – Toastmasters

18:45 – 21:00, Tue 02 Apr

Temple Bar Hotel, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Do you want to improve your public speaking and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment? Then this event could be perfect for you: The IE Temple Bar Toastmasters club meet every second Tuesday in the Temple Bar Hotel. And guests are invited to come for free for their first two club visit and you even get tea/coffee and biscuits.

Guests can take part in the Table Topics session where impromptu speaking skills are practised and you can sit back in the second half of the meeting and enjoy the speeches and evaluations. If you discover that the club is your cup of tea then you can join for a recession-busting subscription fee. When you go there, tell them that you found out about it in the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)

www.ie-toastmasters.ie/

Green Drinks – IWT & Dublin Cycling Campaign

19:00, Tue 02 Apr

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

The Irish Wildlife Trusts will bring the next Green Drink event again to Messrs Maguire, which is now called J.W. Sweetman’s. It takes place every month on the first Tuesday and the topic this month will be the Dublin Cycling Campaign. Muireann O’Dea will explain why cycling is good for both you AND the environment, what the Dublin Cycling Campaign has been doing on the behalf of cyclists for the last 20 years, and new initiatives that will make cycling in Dublin even better.

Admission is free. Doors open at 18:30 and the talk will take place at 19:00. Come to the top floor of Sweetman’s.

iwt.ie/events/

Traditional Music & Reading: “Strumpet City”

19:30, Tue 02 Apr

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

An Irish Traditional Music event with readings from the “Dublin: One City, One Book” book “Strumpet City” by James Plunkett will take place. Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Back Door Sessions

20:00, Tue 02 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play and if you are a performer you get a free beer. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 02 Apr

O’Donoghue’s, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2

Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghue’s on Suffolk Street every Tues 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

The Grand Folk Club

21:00, Tue 02 Apr

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

The weekly “Grand Folk Club” will feature Trad, Ballads, Americana, Folk, World Music & More. This Tuesday, the line-up is: Julie Hawk (Folk/Contemporary) and The Alpaca Jamboree (Old Songs). Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/the-grand-folk-club/2013-04-02/

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 02 Apr

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

White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 23:30 in The Mezz in Temple Bar.

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 03 Apr

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) launched this initiative in 2011 to encourage more people to visit the historic sites that it manages and this initiative is continuing on all First Wednesdays in 2013. Most sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will now be free every first Wednesday until the end of the year.
In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this will affect the following sites:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments (closed due to EU presidency)
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays.pdf

Life in Dublin’s Tenements – Irish History Live

11:00, Wed 03 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

“Life in Dublin’s Tenements – Irish History Live” is a show suitable for children aged 8+ and is part of the Dublin: One City, One Book series of events.

The History show will take place in a vraiety of Libraries in Dublin and the schedule is:

Wed 03 April: 11:00: Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge – pembrokelibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 6689575
Wed 03 April: 13:00: Rathmines Library, 157 Lwr Rathmines Road – rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 4973539
Wed 03 April: 15:00: Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road – walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 4558159
Thurs 04 April: 11:00: Finglas Library, Main Shopping Ctr, Jamestown Road, Finglas. finglaslibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8344906
Thurs 04 April: 13:00: Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra. drumcondralibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8377206
Thurs 04 Apr: 15:00: Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Ctr, Grange Rd. donaghmedelibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8482833

Admission is free, but booking is essential.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 03 Apr

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 – April – IFI

13:10, Wed 03 Apr

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings on three days every week in April.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
06+13+20 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-double-bill/
The Monday/Wednesday programmes are here
01+10+15+24+29 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-1/
03+08+17+22 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-2/

www.ifi.ie/

Irish and Australian children’s literature

13:10, Wed 03 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Swapping Stories – Irish and Australian children’s literature laureates in conversation” is the title of this event.

Join Ireland’s Laureate na nÓg, Niamh Sharkey, and Australia’s Children’s Laureates, Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor, for a fascinating glimpse into the world of children’s literature in Ireland and Australia as they discuss latest developments in the sector and compare notes on their roles as children’s literature laureates. The conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Pádraic Whyte, TCD.

This event is free, and open to all, but booking is recommended via info@childrenslaureate.ie.

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

Palestrina Singers Cardiff – Concert

13:15, Wed 03 Apr

St. Audeon’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8

The Palestrina Singers from Cardiff University are coming to Dublin and will perform a free concert (donations for the Trust Homeless Charity appreciated) in St. Audeon’s Church. Details can be found on the Facebook Event Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/632726046743679/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 03 Apr

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

Idea Translation Lab Class

17:00 – 19:00, Wed 03 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The event “Idea Translation Lab Class of 2013: Presentations and Showcase” will take place. This is a unique opportunity to view TCD & NCAD undergraduate synthetic biology projects & ideas

Ever wonder what would happen if we could turn our cells into living pumps that help fight diseases? Or what would happen if the bio-houses we developed went disastrously wrong and swallowed humans whole? What if we had bandages that would weave healing solutions, gels that would self-clean our teeth, drank milk that could cure diseases or grew plants that directly addressed our nutrient deficiencies? What if we wore tattoos, which enabled you to read how healthy another human was? Are these ideas plausible?

If you have ever wondered why synthetic biology, the engineering of biological systems is important, what it means or why it is one of the most exciting fields of contemporary science, then you need to come to this event.

In addition to the public showcase, there will be a Dragon’s Den-style pitch presentation and the decision which of the projects is the winner.

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

sciencegallery.com/events/2013/04/idea-translation-lab-class-2013-presentations-and-showcase

Gold Frenzy: A story suitable for modern Ireland

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 03 Apr

RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Wicklow really did have a gold rush back in 1795 and the recently published book ‘Gold Frenzy’ describes its history as well as the source of its fabulous gold nuggets. By the mid-1930s the award of State mining facilities at Goldmine River led to Dáil charges of corruption and lease trafficking, but an Oireachtas Committee dealt surprisingly efficiently with the matter.

Dr Peadar McArdle is the recently retired Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland, and his talk will detail the origin and history of the Goldmine River gold deposits.

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

www.rds.ie/events/rdsspeakerseriesdrpeadarmcardlegoldfrenzyastorysuitablefoemodernireland

Spanish Film Screening

18:00, Wed 03 Apr

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

As part of the 3rd Chilean Cinema Season “Cinema and Literature”, the film “Sub-terra” (2003) by director Marcelo Ferrari will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha87426_16_2.htm

Cultural Environment: Case of Germany and Ireland

18:15, Wed 03 Apr

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

‘The Cultural Environment: The Case of Germany and Ireland’ is a lecture by Prof Mary Keating and Prof Gillian Martin, as part of the Euro-Visions Public Lecture Series on Europe jointly organised by the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

This lecture will address the management-culture connection by taking the example of Ireland and Germany. It will draw on empirical research conducted by the authors over the last 15 years and explore the impact of societal culture on a range of themes including leadership, ethical leadership and integrity, decision-making, and business communication.

Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/forthcoming/index.php

Traditional Music & Reading: “Strumpet City”

19:30, Wed 03 Apr

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

An Irish Traditional Music event with readings from the “Dublin: One City, One Book” book “Strumpet City” by James Plunkett will take place. Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 03 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

The list of performers is not yet announced on their Facebook Page and I am not sure if it will be put up there, but check it anyway.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Clontarf-Marino Toastmasters

20:15 – 22:00, Wed 03 Apr

Regency Airport Hotel, Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9

Toastmasters help you to improve your public speaking and communication skills in social or work settings and enable you to develop the skills required for impromptu speaking. At Clontarf-Marino Toastmasters, you’ll discover a friendly and supportive atmosphere that will give you all the encouragement you need to become a confident communicator.

They meet every 2nd Wednesday and you are invited to come, listen, have a chat and a coffe without any obligation or cost. For more information contact clonmartm@gmail.com or call 086 3693920.

767063.toastmastersclubs.org/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 03 Apr

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.hamletsweeney.com/events/

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 03 Apr

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.thezodiacsessions.com/

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 03 Apr

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 03 Apr

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).

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Secrets in Music – Songs of Life!

10:00 – 10:30, Thu 04 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

A special performance by the a-cappella choir from Trinity High School, River Forest Illinois, U.S.A. who will sing American spirituals and songs of life on the balcony of the Museum Rotunda will take place. Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Life in Dublin’s Tenements – Irish History Live

11:00, Thu 04 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

“Life in Dublin’s Tenements – Irish History Live” is a show suitable for children aged 8+ and is part of the Dublin: One City, One Book series of events.

The History show will take place in a vraiety of Libraries in Dublin and the schedule is:

Wed 03 April: 11:00: Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge – pembrokelibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 6689575
Wed 03 April: 13:00: Rathmines Library, 157 Lwr Rathmines Road – rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 4973539
Wed 03 April: 15:00: Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road – walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 4558159
Thurs 04 April: 11:00: Finglas Library, Main Shopping Ctr, Jamestown Road, Finglas. finglaslibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8344906
Thurs 04 April: 13:00: Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra. drumcondralibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8377206
Thurs 04 Apr: 15:00: Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Ctr, Grange Rd. donaghmedelibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8482833

Admission is free, but booking is essential.

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 04 Apr

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

Thursday Tactile Tour

11:00, Thu 04 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

On the first Thursday of every month, the Hugh Lane Gallery runs a free tour for recent parents/guardians and their infants/young children. These Thursday Tactile Tours are light fun and relaxed sensory tours led by artist Frances Coghlan.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/869-thursday-tactie-tour-april

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 04 Apr

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

Dublin Food Co-op

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Apr

Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Dublin Food Co-op is open every Thursday at Newmarket for organic wholefoods and sustainable household products, plus over a dozen producer stalls offering organic fruit and veg., baked goods, dairy produce, wines, hot and cold food, etc.
The Co-op is also opened on Saturdays 09:30 – 16:30. 12:00-20:00.

www.dublinfood.coop

Artefact Detective

14:00 – 15:30, Thu 04 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Think like an archaeologist for an afternoon and try to solve the puzzle of some mystery objects. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. Drop-in Activity, no booking required. Suitable for all ages

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Tall Tales and Deadly Drawings

14:30 – 15:30, Thu 04 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

An afternoon of storytelling and art for children aged 5-8 years is taking place. Admission is free, no booking required.

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

Storming Babel: Military and Civilian Linguists in War

15:00, Thu 04 Apr

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

‘Storming Babel: Military and Civilian Linguists in War, from the 1790s to the present’ is a lecture by Dr Sylvie Kleinman (TCD), organised by the Centre for War Studies, Trinity College Dublin.

Conflicts in Bosnia-Herzogovina, Iraq and Afghanistan have foregrounded the problem of language barriers and the role of local interpreters in conflict zones. The talk will look at the language barrier in military conflicts and the role of linguists.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/forthcoming/index.php

Dramatic readings from Strumpet City

16:30, Thu 04 Apr

The Bailey Bar, 1-4 Duke Street, Dublin 2

Part of the Dublin: One City, One Book series of events is “Dramatic readings from Strumpet City”. Be entertained as actor Fergus Cronin & historian Catriona Crowe evoke the atmosphere of the time and provide historical context through reading, recorded music and imagery.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

First Thursday Dublin

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Apr

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Inspired by First Thursdays carried out in London, First Thursdays Dublin is the name given to cultural spaces opening their doors after hours and offering an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues from 18:00-20:00 on the first Thursday of every month. In the meantime 49 galleries and venue are taking part and it is getting bigger and bigger. It is like a Culture Night for Galleries! ;-)

There is also a First Thursdays Dublin Tour and you can find all details here www.facebook.com/events/188032848010466/?ref=3

templebar.ie/Event/First_Thursdays_Dublin

Oscillations and Feedback Loops of Fashion

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 04 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Retrocycle: The Oscillations and Feedback Loops of Fashion” is the title of this event.

“Oscillator – Everything in Motion” is the theme at the current Sciecne Gallery exhibition and Fashion also oscillates. Classic styles that have been shaped and influenced by key moments and movements in history regularly make a return, this time around labelled as ‘retro’ or ‘vintage’. In RETROCYCLE, these cycles in fashion will be explored. – Why do some fashions return, years after their original context? Is it driven by our need for nostalgia or romanticism? Are these cycles regular, and can they be predicted?

RETROCYCLE will assemble a team of fashion fans and experts to deconstruct what constitutes a retro fashion, the historical moments that shaped it, and our cultural relationship with it years after its origin. the event will be hosted by stylist and broadcaster Darren Kennedy from Help My Style, and feature a panel that includes fashion writer, stylist and historian Rua Ruth, and NUI Maynooth anthropologist Pauline Garvey.

And, to make RETROCYCLE a little more than a straight-up panel discussion, Trinity Fashion Society will be styling and modelling a series of retro styles on the night, each acting as a starting point for discussions, questions, and generally nerdy banter on fashion, history and anthropology.

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

sciencegallery.com/events/2013/04/retrocycle-oscillations-and-feedback-loops-fashion

Processing Dublin – Meeting

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 04 Apr

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Processing Dublin is a social gathering for all interested in creative coding. Developers, designers, artists, hobbiests & the curious are all welcome. It is not just restricted to Processing coders, many themes and tools are presented, just bring your creative technology projects and ideas ! Processing Dublin was set up by Stephen Howell and Evangelos Kapros to spread the good word about programming and how it can be used within the arts and creative industries.

Processing Dublin organise meetings that are free and open to everyone on the 1st Thursday of every month.

www.processingcities.org/cities/processing-dublin/

Dublin Writers’ Forum

19:30, Thu 04 Apr

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Dublin Writers’ Forum welcomes writers of all genres, of all ages and all levels of experience. DWF is an open group of writers who share a common passion for all things literary. It is a safe ‘working space’ where on a weekly basis writers can bring their work to be critiqued by other writers.

www.facebook.com/DublinWritersForum

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 04 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s, Dame Street (formerly Le Cirk) with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163463304&sk=wall

Hawk Lion, Gangs, Princess – Gig

20:00, Thu 04 Apr

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

Hawk Lion, Gangs and Princess are the line-up for the New Natives event in the Grand Social this month, Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/new-natives-2/

Plotinus and the Formation of the Notion of Energy

20:15, Thu 04 Apr

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

“From Energeia to Energy: Plotinus and the Formation of the Notion of Energy” is a lecture by Professor Paul Calligas (Athens), organised by the Centre for Plato Studies, TCD, in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub.

It took modern physicists centuries to develop a conception of energy as independent of an underlying material medium. This idea, namely that energy requires such a substrate, is a holdover from the Aristotelian conception of energeia (actuality), which with its correlative notion of dunamis (potentiality) became, for Aristotle, an important way of explaining substantial change.

This talk examines the notion of energeia as developed in the writings of the Neoplatonist philosopher Plotinus. It is argued that in Plotinus we find the first conception of energeia that doesn’t depend upon an underlying material substrate.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/forthcoming/index.php

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Thu 04 Apr

Rathmines Inn, 82 Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 6

Bad Boy Jake are every Thursday until the end of February in the newly re-opened Rathmines Inn, playing their rock, blues and Americana.

Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys

21:00, Thu 04 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys are playing a weekly gig in the Mercantile Hotel on Thursdays. Their music is swing, blues, bebop and doo wop. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jaimenanciandtheblueboys

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 04 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.

Thirsty Thursday (open mic)

21:00, Thu 04 Apr

The Bridge Inn, 22 Temple Hill, Chapelizod, Dublin 20

“Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 04 Apr

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.

www.frankryans.com

Autumn Owls – Gig

22:30, Thu 04 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Autumn Owls” are performing at the new talent showcase The Midnight Hour. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30. The gig starts at midnight.

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

Friday 05 Apr

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The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 05 Apr

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 05 Apr

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 story behind Strumpet City

11:30, Fri 05 Apr

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

Part of the Dublin: One City, One Book series of events is “Big Jim & Jimmy’s Novel: The story behind Strumpet City with James Curry.”

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Eugene O’ Connell – Lunchtime Reading

13:05, Fri 05 Apr

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Eugene O’ Connell has published a number of books, two collection of poems, One Clear Call (Bradshaw Books, 2003), and Diviner (Three Spires Press, 2009). He has also published a book of translations, Flying Blind (Southword Editions), which was volume 12 of the Cork European City of Culture Translation Series. He is editor of The Cork Literary Review.

On Friday he wil bein the Writers’ Cetnre for a Lunchtim Reading. Admission is free.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Redesigning Dementia Care

14:00, Fri 05 Apr

TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

The free seminar “Redesigning Dementia Care: Small-scale, Home-like Care Facilities” with guest speaker Dr Hilde Verbeek, Maastricht University, Netherlands will take place in Room 2.57 of the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The Living with Dementia (LiD) programme, School of Social Work and Social Policy, TCD, and the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) at St Jamess Hospital, Dublin 8 are hosting this seminar.

For bookings or further information, contact Vanessa Moore (Tel: 01-8962914; Email moorev@tcd.ie)

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/25164.html

Understanding of Irish Identity – Workshop

14:15 – 16:45, Fri 05 Apr

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

This is a special workshops organised by the University of Limerick as part of a research project, exploring Irish identity through a range of activities including artwork, games, and puzzles with letters and maps. Places allocated on a first-come basis from 14:00. Workshops have a duration of 45 minutes and start at 14:20, 15:05, 16:00. Suitable for families with children aged 6-10 years.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 05 Apr

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A free Greek and European Folk Dance class open to all. Contact Katerini Papathanasiou on papath.kat@gmail.com

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 05 Apr

4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3)

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). This is a srop in class and newcomers are welcome.

www.sahajayoga.ie

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 05 Apr

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

Astronomy Ireland Telescope Nights

20:00, Fri 05 Apr

Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin

Astronomy Ireland’s weekly free telescope nights are beginning again, and will take place each Friday night at 20:00 if the weather permits. Check the website below for a weather forecast and to find out what you will be able to see at the telescope night. The focus will be on Jupiter and Moon.

astronomy.ie/scopenight.php

Addison Lodge Open Mic Night

21:00 – 00:30, Fri 05 Apr

Addison Lodge, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Addison Lodge are inviting local bands, musicians, poets, comedians and performers to share their talents at the new Addison Lodge Open Mic Nights in Glasnevin (opposite the Botanic Gardens). The event takes place every week. Admission is free.

www.addisonlodge.com/archives/276

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 05 Apr

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

French Friday

23:00, Fri 05 Apr

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

The next French Friday, a music event for all French and Francophiles, will take place on Friday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/FrenchFriday

Events Coming Up

Boys and Girls come out to play!

Sat 06 Apr: 12:00-13:00 & 13:30-14:30

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Boys and Girls come out to play! Traditional games and rhymes from the early 20th Century with Stephen Holland, Blackthorn Arts in City Hall.(Also outdoor play area on Barnardo Square with Dublin City Council Play Office.)

Suitable for children 4 – 12 years of age, parental supervision essential.

Admission is free, but booking is required: cityofliterature@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 6744877 / 6744862

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Prof Noam Chomsky will be in Dublin and will talk in the RDS Concert Hall on Wed 04 Apr on the topic “Solidarity and Responsibility to Protect”. EUR 15

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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. ;-)

I NEED a pub on Good Friday!

There are sooo many odd things about Good Friday! Pubs stay closed on Good Friday. Not because they have to, but because they want to, after all they aren’t allowed to sell alcohol. Why, you ask? Simple! Because the Irish State is founded on catholicism and on an over-exaggerated version of that. And because the state still hasn’t managed to stand on its own two feet and leave the influence of one single religious organisation behind. Yes, might be odd that I say that. Because I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Mass and do go to mass regularly. However, for me it is intolerable if one religious organisation tells the people that are not part of that religious organisation how they have to live their life.

Surprisingly many people experience a form of panic when they know they can’t buy alcohol on a whole day and consequently there are often queues outside Off Lice shops on Thursday night.

But I think the ultimate madness is what I heard about Fibbers Magees: The pub will open at 23:00 and then stay open until 03:00. I am not sure if they wait with selling alcohol until midnight or if they provide food in the first hour because if you sell it as an accompaniment to food, you are allowed to sell alcohol. How nonsensical is that! Either alcohol is illegal on that day or it isn’t.

I am definitely in favour of lifting the ban. Not because I want my alcohol (I normally don’t drink), but because the ban is so ridiculous. www.thejournal.ie/calls-for-good-friday-alcohol-ban-to-be-lifted-850329-Mar2013/

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