Dublin Event Guide 309: Dublin City Soul Festival + Soul Picnic, Africa Day, Battle for the Bay

May 24th, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 310 | 24 May 2013

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Hi all!

I have a big surprise for you today! You are getting the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) for once at a decent time again. Years ago that was always the time when it was sent, but since then I am finding more and more events and therefore it runs later and later.

The reason why I am early today is purely because I started a day earlier. I know this would be ideal every week, but because I have a day job (until someone comes with a suitcase full of money and suggests that I make the Dublin Event Guide my day job and enjoy his or her money :-) ) I usually can’t start before Thursday night. And why did I start a day earlier? Well, tonight the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir will launch its brand new CD and I am doing the sound engineering for that gig and have to be there very early to get enough time to set up everything. The concert takes place at 20:00 in the O’Reilly Hall in the Belvedere College , Great Danmark Street, Dublin 2. There are still a few ticket available (EUR 15 each) and it would be great to see you there!!

The rest of the weekend I will spend in Merrion Square for the Soul Picnic, which is the main part of the Dublin City Soul Festival, Last year it was a brilliant warm summer day on the Soul Picnic Sunday and everyone had an amazing time. Sitting in Ireland in a Park when the air is warm and brilliant music plays on stage…what more could you want?

This newsletter/e-zine has found its way to you again to tell you all about the super free events that Dublin has to offer and many of you tell me regularly that they found a huge amount of free events only because the Dublin Event Guide highlighted them. Help your friends, family and colleagues as well to enjoy Dublin more. Every week there are about 60 new subscribers. Help bring that to 100 per week! There are lots of ways to stay in touch: The weekly e-mail magazine (subscribe on the website!), the website ( www.dublineventguide.com ) or the smart phone version/app ( m.dublineventguide.com ) or just want to be part of if by LIKING the Facebook Page

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–Joerg

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-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.

Have you heard of Zach Sobiech? Zach became an Internet celebrity when his song “Clouds” became No 1 on iTunes. The song was his Good-Bye song, because Zach, 18 year old was diagnosed with uncurable cancer. On Monday he unfortunately died. Very sad news, but he certainly lived an inspirational live since he was diagnosed only a few years ago and he leaves his song and his story behind to remind us to make the most of our lives every day. Zach said: “You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living.”

Have a look at his story here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjKgV65fpo and the song that made him famous can be found here www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDC97j6lfyc

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Have you helped? Your help is absolutely needed too to ensure that you and everyone else will continue to get the Dublin Event Guide every week. The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 per month and I need your help!
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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

This week it will be very easy for me to write this section:

On Friday evening I will be at the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir gig in the O’Reilly Hall and you should be there too! ;-)

On Saturday and Sunday I will be in Merrion Square for the wonderful Dublin City Soul Festival. It is a pity that the Africa Day (in Farmleigh House this year) will take place on Sunday as well because I will miss it again and I will also miss the Battle for the Bay at Dollymount Strand, but I am really looking forward to the Dublin City Soul Festival.

By the way, the Dublin City Soul Festival was one of the reasons why I started the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)! If you want to know the full story, drop me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com ;-)

I know, there are lots more events taking place but I let you choose from the rest this week! :-)

Competitions

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Lift your Voice – Ticket Competition

Fri 24 May – 20:00
O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, 6 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir is one of the best Gospel Choirs in Ireland and it is in existence for more than 13 years now. I am for the last 8 years with the choir and usually look after the technical side. After a lot of work, the choir recorded a great CD, which you can buy online and very soon also in shops.

We sing every week from Sept to June at the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, but to launch this super CD we will have a concert with all the frills ;-) in the O’Reilly Theatre in Belvedere College. Tickets are EUR 15 and all proceeds will go to the Temple Street Children’s Hospital and to Headway, a support service for people with brain injuries.

It would be great to have all of you come to the concert ;-) and for two of you I managed to get a pair of tickets each. This concert will be epic and you won’t want to miss it! So, you should buy your ticket here to make sure that you still get one. If you live life a little more on the risky side, you could hope for winning a pair of tickets, but imagine you don’t win and all tickets are sold out then? You know what I am trying to say! ;-)

The lucky winners are Sheila McDonnell and Alma Reddington! Congrats!

. Check our website where you find links to the ticket site and to the places where you can buy our new CD online: www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com If you want to buy the CD directly, you can do so on iTunes or on Google Play right here.

BLOOM IN THE PARK – TICKET COMPETITION

30 May-03 June
Phoenix Park

Bord Bia’s Bloom Festival is taking place again in Phoenix Park and this year it will run from Thurs 30 May – Mon 03 June. Bloom is Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family event and in previous years 90,000 people visited the event. Tickets for the Festival cost from EUR 20 for adults and kids go free, there are various concession and early bird prices if you book on line and they can be bought on www.ticketmaster.ie/bloomdiscount

For the Dublin Event Guide Readers, Bord Bia is making 5 pairs of tickets available for a competition. And even if you are not one of the ticket winners, you will get something from Bord Bia. I have a discount code for you to get a reduced admission charge: Book online before the event and use the promotional code DEG13 to get an extra EUR 2 discount off the advance ticket price. (This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.)

The competition entries are all in a big hat. it is a VERY big hat because I got hundreds of entries! And the draw will be done over the weekend. Check your e-mail on Monday to find out if you won.

Bloom is a great day out with something planned for all ages; it is a truly unique show, showcasing the finest Irish food, drink and of course horticulture. For any budding gardeners it will provide lots of inspiration and opportunities to pick up some beautiful plants, flowers, seeds and shrubs. Or if you want to explore growing your own fruit and vegetables then you’ll get lots of tips on how to start growing at the show. But if gardening isn’t your thing then you’ll still have plenty to keep you busy including the Superb Food Village with plenty of artisan producers; the Best in Season marquees featuring growers of seasonal fruit and vegetables; the Chef’s Summer Kitchen will host live cooking demonstrations from some of Ireland’s much loved chefs including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Donal Skehan and Rozanne Stevens. The demonstrations will be hosted by TV presenter and foodie, Ella McSweeney who will also interview Irish food producers throughout the weekend.

With an outdoor music stage, picnic area, engaging spaces, kids playground and lots more besides, the Bloom festival really is the place to be this June bank holiday weekend. So, be at Bloom between 30 May and 03 June. The website www.bloominthepark.com is your place to buy the tickets and to find more information. Another great help for people without car: A courtesy shuttle bus from Heuston station will bring you to the Bloom site.

Get Rhythm – A Tribute to Johnny Cash – Ticket Competition

Sun 26 May: 20:30
Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Fresh from their tour of Ireland’s Prisons including shows at Dublin’s Mountjoy & Wheatfield Prisons ‘Get Rhythm – A Tribute to Johnny Cash’ will feature songs from throughout Cash’s career. With an 8 piece band replicating the classic Cash, Tennessee Three, Carter Family and Carl Perkins line up. Paul McCann will be recreating the role of Johnny Cash and June Carter’s vocal duties will be performed by Louise O’Reilly.

Tickets are EUR 15 (plus booking fee) and can be bought here. This gig will most likely sell out, so don’t wait!

It sounds like a really cool event and even better is that they made THREE (!) pairs of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide. The winners are Ashleagh Coyne, Louise Sarsfield Collins and Bart Defever. Congrats!

Tell me about your competitions!

Whenever I can organise a competition for you, I do, but I obviously need your help to bring competitions to you and the other 14,000 Dublin Event Guide readers. If you know somebody who would benefit from running a competition to get the word out about either their cool non-free event OR about their deadly product (!!), just contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the details. It is all very simple! ;-)

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Toy Dublin

We all know Dublin is tiny. For a capital city in Europe the City Centre is amazingly small and some people have callled Dublin a “Capital Village”.But that smallness is one reason for its charm. But let me go back to “Toy Dublin”: Stephen Duffy has created a Tilt-shift video that actually really makes Dublin like a Toy Town. I found it through the Daily Edge, a side project of thejournal.ie so I am linking though their page: Have a look here: thedailyedge.thejournal.ie/tiltshift-dublin-917030-May2013/ I like it! So cute. :-P

Name this Bridge!

Dublin is getting a new bridge. It will be big and they are building on it for a long time and will build for another while. It is the Luas bridge more or less directly next to O’Connell Bridge. And this bridge needs to get a name. 10,000 (!!) submissions were made and it seems that most were silly beacuse the short list of 17 names does not impress particularly. Have a look through the list www.rte.ie/news/2013/0516/450633-bridge-shortlist/ many many names you will never have heard before and some on the shortlist STILL don’t make sense, for example Abbey Theatre Bridge. The Abbey Theatre is already named after it. ;-) So we don’t need to have a bridge that is also called so.

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.

Photography Exhibition – Creative Week – Griffith College

29 May – 04 June/06 June

Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Creative Week will be showcasing the best work from Photography, Media Journalism, Architecture, Computing, Fashion and Interior Design in Griffith College

The Graduate Photography exhibition will take place as part of the college’s Creative Week and 27 Photography students will showcase their Final Photographic Project work, ranging from documentary to fine art and more. 5 Visual Media Journalism students will also showcase photographic work and 5 Film students will be screening their documentaries alongside the Photography and Journalism students. The Griffith College Graduate Photography Exhibition and Media Show opening (with food and refreshments) will take place on Wed 29 May at 18:30. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The photo exhibition will run until 04 June, Creative Week will continue until 06 June. Opening hours are 30+31 May: 11:00-19:00, 01-03 June: 11:00-17:00, 04 June: 11:00-19:00.

www.facebook.com/pages/GCD-Graduate-Photography-Exhibition-Media-Show/140531952687477

www.gcd.ie/creativeshow2013/

Women and War – Photo Exhibition – Powerscourt Gallery

22 May – 30 June

Powerscourt Gallery, Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2

On Wed 22 May, the Irish Red Cross will launch the Women and War photo exhibition at Powerscourt Gallery and admission is free.
This moving and challenging collection brings together more than forty photographic images from countries around the world affected by conflict. It portrays the many ways in which women have experienced war over the last two decades. It also comprises a vivid expression of the Red Cross’ continued commitment to care for those who have been affected by armed conflict.

For more information see www.redcross.ie

Shady Ladies & Glow Men – Frank O’Dea – Balla Bán Art Gallery

23 May – 08 June – Tues-Sat 11:00-17:30

Balla Ban Art Gallery, Westbury Mall, Dublin 2

Entitled “Shady Ladies & Glow Men”, Dublin artist, Frank O’Dea, introduces his new collection of junk art which comprises mainly of old/broken/disused mannequins and musical instruments that he has painted in his unique colourful abstracts as well as other themes. To compliment the junk art, O’Dea will also be displaying some of his latest signature style oil on canvas paintings featuring musicans, lovers and abstracts.

The Official Opening with Wine Reception takes place on Thurs 23 May 17:30-19:00

www.ballaban.net

Tiane Doan na Champassak – Photographic Exhibition

29 May – 11 June: 09:30-17:30

Copper House Gallery

The Copper House Gallery will launch Spleen and Ideal, an exhibition by photographer Tiane Doan na Champassak on Wed 29 May (18:00-20:00). In Spleen and Ideal, the conventional concept of beauty is considered across the disintegrating boundaries defining the male and female form. Admission is free.

www.thecopperhousegallery.com/

Photoworks – Avenue Road Gallery

23-26 May – Opening 23 May at 19:00

Avenue Road Gallery, 30 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

A collective show of independent photographic work by the 2nd year BA Photography Students of Griffith College is taking place.

Boreale – Northern Lights

17 May – 02 June (Mon-Fri: 11:00-17:00)

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

Boreale Northern Lights is the name of the competition and Deda Barattini is the artist.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IICManager/Upload/DOC//Dublino/bara.pdf

Friday 24 May

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Dublin Writers’ Festival

09:00, Fri 24 May

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Writers’ Festival is taking place again and consists of readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings, A good few very interesting events (example: Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, will be in Dublin), but the majority of events are not free. There are a few free events though, and I have listed the ones below that are not yet booked out. The full programme can be found at www.dublinwritersfestival.com/programme/programme-2013

Tues 21 May – 13:05: Eurovisions: Drawing Inspiration from the Continent
Thurs 23 May – 21:15: Festival Club with Three Men Talking
Fri 24 May – 11:00: Drawing Children In: Approaches to Programming Literature Events
Fri 24 May – 21:15: Festival Club with Lisa O’Neill
Sat 25 May – 10:30: Graphic Fiction Workshop
Sat 25 May – 12:00: Drop-In Book Clinic
Sat 25 May – 12:00: Writers on Writers: Harry Clifton on Louis MacNeice’s Autumn Journal
Sat 25 May – 12:00: Story Pod Decoration
Sat 25 May – 15:00: A Festival of Reading with Christine Dwyer Hickey & Naomi Alderman
Sun 26 May – 12:00: Writers on Writers with Thomas Keneally

A number of events require pre-booking, so if you se something in that list, check out the event programme to find out the details.

www.dublinwritersfestival.com

Ben Reel – In-Store Event

13:00, Fri 24 May

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

Ben Reel will be in Tower Records for an In-Store event to promote his new album.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Jamie Laing – Book Signing

13:00 – 17:00, Fri 24 May

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Jamie Laing from Made in Chelsea signing his new book “Candy Kittens” in two Eason’s Stores:

13:00: Eason Dundrum
16:00: Eason O’Connell Street

blog.easons.com/category/events/

Lunchtime Recital – Flute & Guitar

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 24 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Serenade Duo (Michelle LaPorte (flute) & Gerry Saulter (guitar)) will perform in St. Ann’s Church. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Dawn Porter – Book Signing

16:00, Fri 24 May

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

Dawn Porter will be signing her new book “Paper Aeroplanes” in Eason Dundrum. Admission is free.

blog.easons.com/category/events/

Flea Friday

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 24 May

Dark Horse Inn, 1-2 George’s Quay, Dublin 2

The new Flea Friday, a Flea Market in the Dark Hose Inn on Fridays will start from 19 April. You will find clothes, jewellery, cake, records, art, etc at the market. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/546772148695939/?ref=22

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 24 May

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

Red Blood Mountain Band – Gig

19:00, Fri 24 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Red Blood Mountain Band will perform in the “Live from the Window” slot in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-red-blood-mountain-band/

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 24 May

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 24 May

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

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 24 May

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

Addison Lodge Open Mic Night

21:00 – 00:30, Fri 24 May

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 will take place every week. Admission is free.

www.addisonlodge.com/archives/276

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 24 May

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

Saturday 25 May

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 25 May

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/

15th Medieval Dublin Symposium

09:00, Sat 25 May

Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Room 2037, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

This is a day-long series of lectures on the archaeology and history of Dublin from the Vikings to the Tudors . Admission is free and pre-booking is not required. For further information contact sduffy@tcd.ie

fmd.ie/symposia/symposium-2013.html

Biodiversity Week events

09:00, Sat 25 May

Dublin (various locations)

Explore the wonders of Ireland’s unique nature & wildlife! From beaches & bogs to forests & mountains, there are over 70 free events across the country to choose from. National Biodiversity Week is an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the nature around us. Have fun, discover something new and share the experience with friends, family or other event participants. Events include family open days, garden tours, guided beach walks to explore your local marine biodiversity, night-time bat surveys, a stroll along an urban canal to look at canal wildlife, dawn choruses and talks. To find an event near you, visit www.ien.ie/bw13/events/ Events are organised by members groups of the Irish Environmental Network as well as the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the National Biodiversity Data Centre, many county councils and other groups.

I trawled through the list of events to find the remaining few of the free events in Dublin for you:

25 May – 21:15: Night-time bat walk (Marlay Park, Co. Dublin)
26 May – ??:??: Biodiversity Beach Walk (Skerries, Co. Dublin)
There are also some information stands in Dublin Zoo.

This list is not complete but covers most free events in Dublin. Have a look at the long list ien.ie/bw13/events/ if yu have the time, otherwise you might find something in my summary.

ien.ie/bw13

Dublin Writers’ Festival

09:00, Sat 25 May

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Writers’ Festival is taking place again and consists of readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings, A good few very interesting events (example: Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, will be in Dublin), but the majority of events are not free. There are a few free events though, and I have listed the ones below that are not yet booked out. The full programme can be found at www.dublinwritersfestival.com/programme/programme-2013

Tues 21 May – 13:05: Eurovisions: Drawing Inspiration from the Continent
Thurs 23 May – 21:15: Festival Club with Three Men Talking
Fri 24 May – 11:00: Drawing Children In: Approaches to Programming Literature Events
Fri 24 May – 21:15: Festival Club with Lisa O’Neill
Sat 25 May – 10:30: Graphic Fiction Workshop
Sat 25 May – 12:00: Drop-In Book Clinic
Sat 25 May – 12:00: Writers on Writers: Harry Clifton on Louis MacNeice’s Autumn Journal
Sat 25 May – 12:00: Story Pod Decoration
Sat 25 May – 15:00: A Festival of Reading with Christine Dwyer Hickey & Naomi Alderman
Sun 26 May – 12:00: Writers on Writers with Thomas Keneally

A number of events require pre-booking, so if you se something in that list, check out the event programme to find out the details.

www.dublinwritersfestival.com

Dublin Food Co-op

09:30 – 16:30, Sat 25 May

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 25 May

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 25 May

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 25 May

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 25 May

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

A free Fitness Class takes place in the Exchange and you are welcome to join.

www.exchangedublin.ie/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 May

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 25 May

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 25 May

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 25 May

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

Battle for the Bay – Kitesurfing and SUP Championships

10:30 – 18:00, Sat 25 May

Dollymount Strand, Dublin 3

Dollymount Strand is the venue for this years’s European Kite Boardercross Championships plus Stand-up Paddle Boarding Competition at the “Battle for the Bay”. The best kitesurfers of the world come to the beach to showcase their spectacular skills and gravity defying moves. The annual Paddle Boarding Competition will also take place. Known as SUPing (Stand up Paddle boarding), this sport is currently all the rage and will challenge all competitors. It’s exhilarating and tough. As well as individual races there will be team relay races a technical 6 km and gruelling 14 km Marathon.

Battle for the Bay is a free weekend for all the family, where you will be entertained and captivated by kitesurfers from across the world. Pure Magic will give demonstrations on the beach, freestyle shows, paddle boarding and kite surfing introductions for newcomers. There will be live music, a Kids Zone, funfair, food village & BBQ plus a Kids Kite Competition. The kidszone will include some fun family amusements: The Gyroscope – shoreside gravity defying experience, a Bungee Trampoline, Bouncy castles and slides.

The bands and musicians performing over the weekend are: Elevation Falls, Radio Friendlies, Gangs, Crafty Fuzz, Dirty Epics, Rag Trio, Darragh Cullen.

Admission is free.

www.battleforthebay.com

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:30, Sat 25 May

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 25 May

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/

Calcutta Run

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 25 May

Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 9

The Calcutta Run is a 10 km run for members of the legal profession in Ireland with approx. 1,500 participants. The run is a fundraiser for homeless people in Dublin and Calcutta and the goal this year is to raise EUR 200,000. If you are not working in the legal sector, the run is not for you and as a fundraiser it isn’t free anyway.

However, there is a barbecue, live music and festivities at the Finish line (in the garden of the law Society) and everyone is invited to that. The Guinness Jazz Band will play before the run.

The run will start and finish at the Law Society building in Blackhall Place. From there it will go to Arbour Hill, Montpelier Hill and Infirmary Rd before entering the Phoenix Park via NCR Gate. Participants will then continue along North Rd, Military Rd and pass the Wellington Monument before leaving the Park via Parkgate St Gate and will then return to Blackhall Place via Arbour Hill.

www.calcuttarun.com

Eason Story Time

11:00, Sat 25 May

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:

18 May: Squash & A Squeeze 20th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson
25 May: Hugless Douglas & The Big Sleep by David Melling
01 Jun: I Am Not Sleepy & I Will Not Go To Bed by Lauren Child
08 Jun: This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
15 Jun: Come On, Daisy by Jane Simmons

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

Pond Dipping

11:00, Sat 25 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

At this fun event kids from Age 8 upwards will explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and minibeasts living in and around the pond at the Botanic Gardens.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 May

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 25 May

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 City Soul Festival

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 May

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin City Soul Festival is taking place this weekend and – like every year – it will be THE music festival in Dublin that you do NOT want to miss. This great festival takes place for the 7th year and Chris Maher (and team) deserve a huge amount of praise for keeping it going despite significant financial challenges. The main event is the 2-day long Soul Picnic in Merrion Square. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 5 per person) to the Musical Youth Foundation are hoped for. The first 4,000 EUR 5 doantions will get a free raffle ticket for the Instrumenal Art Raffle (see website).

The festival starts on Friday 24 May with a gig (20:00-03:00) in the Sugarclub with Mixtapes from The Underground, Niwel Tsumbu, Leafzang, The Animators. Admission EUR 10

Saturday is the first day of the free Soul Picnic in Merrion Square and the live music starts at 12:00. The line-up is:

Halleluia Gospel Choir
Jason Clarke
Sal Vitro
The Eskies
Special Guests – to be revealed
Mary Stokes Band
Donna Dunne
Special Guest – to be revealed
The Barley Mob
Fox E & The Good Hands

I know the Barley Mob and the Mary Stokes Band and can’t wait, but I am also looking forward to all the other bands, because the Soul Festival only has good music! :-)

Ohh, and if you go to www.dublincitysoulfestival.ie/partners you might recognise one of the logos!! The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is a proud media partner of the Dublin City Soul Festival!

On Saturday evening “Coulours Afrobeat Foundation featuring…. Tony Allen” will take place in the Sugar Club and Admission is EUR 20.

www.dublincitysoulfestival.ie

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 May

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/

Music, CD & Record Fair

12:00 – 17:30, Sat 25 May

The Pint, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

A Record Fair with a particular focus on Dance/Electro will take place this Saturday in the Pint Bar. Admission is free.

www.irishrecordfairs.com/

Traditions & Customs of Catalonia and Traditional Catalan Concert

12:00, Sat 25 May

Dalkey Library, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

You will be introduced to some of the customs and rituals of Catalonia, through story and film.
Sergi Marzabel will also tell you about his Catalans a Dublin website. This will be followed by a performance by Catalan Trio Arquetes i Tonades. Introduced by JR Armadàs, Catalan writer and journalist and member of Diables de Sant Cugat.

Admission is free. This event is part of the festival “Creative Connexions: Traditional – Dun Laoghaire”

www.creative-connexions.eu/

What is Marxism and Critical Theory?

12:00 – 15:45, Sat 25 May

IMMA at National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

A new series in the IMMA What is _? programme focuses on theoretical perspectives, What is Theory? is being developed in collaboration with MA Art in the Contemporary World (NCAD).

The first talk is this new series addresses What is Marxims and Critical Theory? presented by Declan Long and Francis Halsall, both Lecturers of MA, Art in the Contemporay World, NCAD. This introduction talk will be followed by a panel discussion to consider the renewed interest in Marxist theory and its manifestations and relevance for contemporary art theory and practice. A screening of Intelligence Squared’s debate Karl Marx was Right will conclude proceedings.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236732.htm

Sun Show

13:00, Sat 25 May

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 – May – IFI

13:10, Sat 25 May

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 May.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
04+11+18+25 May: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-10/
The Monday/Wednesday programmes are here
01+06+15+20+29 May: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-26/
08+13+22-27 May: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-25/

www.ifi.ie/

Family Fun Day – Fairview Park

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 May

Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin 3

The Fairview-Marino Business Association is inviting to a Family Fun Day at Fairview Park with Facepainting, Bouncy Castles, Live Music including The Rattling Kind, and more. Admission is free.

fairviewmarino.ie/fairview-family-fun-day-may-25th-2013/

Missing – Dublin Dance Festival

14:00 – 15:30, Sat 25 May

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

“In his work Missing, David Bolger has created a movement vocabulary inspired by key iconography and terminology related to missing persons. In this conversation, David invites audiences to engage with and contribute to discussion around this sensitive subject matter and offers an insight into the creative processes behind the work.”

Admission is free and a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. The event is part of the Dublin Dance Festival.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/festival-performances/missing-%E2%80%93-a-group-discussion/

Progressive Film Club: The Angel’s Share

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 May

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Please note: This is NOT a free event, but there is a good reason for including it!

The Progressive Film Club is a voluntary organisation dedicated to showing progressive films from all over the world about struggles for people’s rights, for national liberation and for social justice. The film screenings are normally free, but on Sat, the screening of “The Angel’s Share” is a fundraiser for the future development of the film club, particularly for a Social Justice Film Festival in November.

Because the Progressive Film Club regularly runs free events and without an occassional fundraiser couldn’t continue their great work, I am including this non-free event. Admission is EUR 10 and you can pre-book (see instructions on the website below) or – if there are still seats available – you can pay at the door.

The schedule for the day will be:

14:00: Dear Mr Ken Loach (2013)
15:00: Car Trouble (2012)
15:10: The Angel’s Share (2012)

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Protest March against Monsanto

14:00, Sat 25 May

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

A worldwide protest march against Monsanto, the American agricultural biotechnology corporationis that is the leading producer of genetically engineered / genetically modified seed, will take place on Sat in Dublin, Cork and Clare. Meet at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin at 14:00. The march will start at 14:30 and will go down O’Connell Street, around Trinity College, along Nassau Street and will end in Kildare Street at Government Buildings.

www.facebook.com/events/510738395654605/

Catalan Ceili

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 May

East Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A Music & Dance Spectacle of Irish and Catalan Traditional Music and Dance will take place on Dún Laoghaire Pier. Musicians, singers and dancers of Ireland and Catalonia will be at the bandstand for an informal and energetic hour of Irish and Catalan music and dance. Dances will be called by Jim Monaghan and Xavi Rota.

This event is part of the festival “Creative Connexions: Traditional – Dun Laoghaire”

Creative Connexions is a two-country, multi-venue showcase of Irish and Catalan culture from Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May 2013.

www.creative-connexions.eu/

Irish and Catalan Pipes

17:00, Sat 25 May

National Maritime Museum, Mariners’ Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

An informative and entertaining hour-long presentation by Irish and Catalan performers, Maitiú Ó Casaide (uilleann pipes) and Àngel
Laguna (piper and pipe maker), in the traditional art of pipe making and performance will take place. This event will highlight the similarities and different uses of the pipes in both traditions and will feature discussion and demonstration around the technique and performance style of both instruments.

Admission is free. This event is part of the festival “Creative Connexions: Traditional – Dun Laoghaire”

www.creative-connexions.eu/

Donna Dunne – Gig

19:00, Sat 25 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Donna Dunne will perform in the “Live from the Window” slot at Whelan’s.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-donna-dunne/

UEFA Champions League Final – Screening

19:00, Sat 25 May

Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2

The German Embassy & The German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce invite you to a screening of the all-German UEFA Champions League Final match
Borussia Dortmund – Bayern München
Admission is free, but places are limited. To book your place contact rsvp@dubl.diplo.de

www.dublin.diplo.de/Vertretung/dublin/en/__events/2013/public__viewing__25__05.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 25 May

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

Flute Player Desi Wilkinson in conversation

19:30, Sat 25 May

National Maritime Museum, Mariners’ Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Desi Wilkinson, flute player and ethnomusicologist (Ireland), will be in conversation with fiddlers Anaís Falcó (Catalonia) and Gerry O’Connor (Ireland) who led the Creative Connexions: Traditional collaboration. “They will demonstrate and outline their three month collaboration which will culminate with a joined performance between all seven musicians from Bruel and Coisir Ceol later in the evening.”

This event is part of the festival “Creative Connexions: Traditional – Dun Laoghaire”

www.creative-connexions.eu/

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 25 May

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 25 May

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

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Bealtaine Festival: Dawn Chorus

06:00, Sun 26 May

Dublin (various locations)

All over Dublin “Dawn Choruses” will sing together on the morning of the last Sunday in May as part of the Bealtaine Festival. The events take place at:

06:00: Outside Barge Pub, Charlemont Street, Grand Canal, Dublin 2
07:00: Terminal 2, Dublin Airport
08:00: Dollymount Strand at the wooden bridge
08:00: Grand Canal Basin, near the Waterways Museum, Pearse Street

bealtaine.com/bealtaine-dawn-chorus/dawn-chorus-near-you

Biodiversity Week events

09:00, Sun 26 May

Dublin (various locations)

Explore the wonders of Ireland’s unique nature & wildlife! From beaches & bogs to forests & mountains, there are over 70 free events across the country to choose from. National Biodiversity Week is an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the nature around us. Have fun, discover something new and share the experience with friends, family or other event participants. Events include family open days, garden tours, guided beach walks to explore your local marine biodiversity, night-time bat surveys, a stroll along an urban canal to look at canal wildlife, dawn choruses and talks. To find an event near you, visit www.ien.ie/bw13/events/ Events are organised by members groups of the Irish Environmental Network as well as the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the National Biodiversity Data Centre, many county councils and other groups.

I trawled through the list of events to find the remaining few of the free events in Dublin for you:

25 May – 21:15: Night-time bat walk (Marlay Park, Co. Dublin)
26 May – ??:??: Biodiversity Beach Walk (Skerries, Co. Dublin)
There are also some information stands in Dublin Zoo.

This list is not complete but covers most free events in Dublin. Have a look at the long list ien.ie/bw13/events/ if yu have the time, otherwise you might find something in my summary.

ien.ie/bw13

Dublin Writers’ Festival

09:00, Sun 26 May

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Writers’ Festival is taking place again and consists of readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings, A good few very interesting events (example: Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, will be in Dublin), but the majority of events are not free. There are a few free events though, and I have listed the ones below that are not yet booked out. The full programme can be found at www.dublinwritersfestival.com/programme/programme-2013

Tues 21 May – 13:05: Eurovisions: Drawing Inspiration from the Continent
Thurs 23 May – 21:15: Festival Club with Three Men Talking
Fri 24 May – 11:00: Drawing Children In: Approaches to Programming Literature Events
Fri 24 May – 21:15: Festival Club with Lisa O’Neill
Sat 25 May – 10:30: Graphic Fiction Workshop
Sat 25 May – 12:00: Drop-In Book Clinic
Sat 25 May – 12:00: Writers on Writers: Harry Clifton on Louis MacNeice’s Autumn Journal
Sat 25 May – 12:00: Story Pod Decoration
Sat 25 May – 15:00: A Festival of Reading with Christine Dwyer Hickey & Naomi Alderman
Sun 26 May – 12:00: Writers on Writers with Thomas Keneally

A number of events require pre-booking, so if you se something in that list, check out the event programme to find out the details.

www.dublinwritersfestival.com

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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/

Battle for the Bay – Kitesurfing and SUP Championships

10:30 – 18:00, Sun 26 May

Dollymount Strand, Dublin 3

Dollymount Strand is the venue for this years’s European Kite Boardercross Championships plus Stand-up Paddle Boarding Competition at the “Battle for the Bay”. The best kitesurfers of the world come to the beach to showcase their spectacular skills and gravity defying moves. The annual Paddle Boarding Competition will also take place. Known as SUPing (Stand up Paddle boarding), this sport is currently all the rage and will challenge all competitors. It’s exhilarating and tough. As well as individual races there will be team relay races a technical 6 km and gruelling 14 km Marathon.

Battle for the Bay is a free weekend for all the family, where you will be entertained and captivated by kitesurfers from across the world. Pure Magic will give demonstrations on the beach, freestyle shows, paddle boarding and kite surfing introductions for newcomers. There will be live music, a Kids Zone, funfair, food village & BBQ plus a Kids Kite Competition. The kidszone will include some fun family amusements: The Gyroscope – shoreside gravity defying experience, a Bungee Trampoline, Bouncy castles and slides.

The bands and musicians performing over the weekend are: Elevation Falls, Radio Friendlies, Gangs, Crafty Fuzz, Dirty Epics, Rag Trio, Darragh Cullen.

Admission is free.

www.battleforthebay.com

Children’s Art Cart Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sun 26 May

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:
05 May: Creepy Crawlies in the Park
12 May: Animal Masks
19 May: Trees: What would we do without them
26 May: Make a surprise.

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

Africa Day Dublin

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 May

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The free Africa Day 2013 events will this year take place in Farmleigh House on Sun.

– There will be an ‘African Bazaar’ with stalls from over 20 different African countries, offering food, drumming, dance, hair-braiding, henna hand-painting and lots more.
– On the Main Stage performances by Discovery Gospel Choir, Niwel Tsumbu, The Amazing Few, Stone&Jezreel, Madu and Gypsy Rebel Rabble, Colours Afrobeat Foundation, No Limits will take place.
– A rap and hip-hop stage, featuring up-and-coming artists and showcasing emerging talent;
– Public discussions on the achievements of the African Union over the past 50 years, and the changing relationship between Ireland and Africa;
– Children’s activities, including face-painting, mask-making, storytelling and sports;
– Africa Day Book Club public discussion, featuring special guests – including travel writer Manchán Magan, broadcaster Orla Barry and South African children’s author Thabi Madide – giving their thoughts on the novel ‘How to Read the Air’ by the Ethiopian / American author Dinaw Mengestu.

A free shuttle bus will be provided between Heuston Bridge/Parkgate Street and Farmleigh House.

africaday.ie/whats-on/national-flagship-festival/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 May

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/

Dublin City Soul Festival

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 May

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin City Soul Festival is taking place this weekend and – like every year – it will be THE music festival in Dublin that you do NOT want to miss. This great festival takes place for the 7th year and Chris Maher (and team) deserve a huge amount of praise for keeping it going despite significant financial challenges. The main event is the 2-day long Soul Picnic in Merrion Square. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 5 per person) to the Musical Youth Foundation are hoped for. The first 4,000 EUR 5 doantions will get a free raffle ticket for the Instrumenal Art Raffle (see website).

On Sunday the second day of the Soul Picnic takes place and the day starts at 12:00 with the Gospel Choir I am involved with, the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir. Don’t be late for it!! The line-up is:

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir
The Bionic Rats
Saint John The Gambler
Hozier
Carmen Browne
Rackhouse Pilfer
Miles Graham
The Blood Red Mountain Band
The Fibbs
Soul Power vs The Goods

I know one of the two bands for the Grand Finale well and for me “Soul Power” is one of the best Soul & Funk bands. So best come for the first gig at 12:00 and stay until the last! ;-) If you can’t make it to all of it, you can listen to the rest of the day on dublincityfm.ie/ live on Sunday.

Ohh, and if you go to www.dublincitysoulfestival.ie/partners you might recognise one of the logos!! The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is a proud media partner of the Dublin City Soul Festival!

On Sunday evening the Soul Festival Wrap Party will take plac ein the Sugar Club. Details are not yet announced, but you can check them here.

www.dublincitysoulfestival.ie

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 May

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 26 May

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 feature The Complete Haydn Piano Sonatas Concert VIII with Peter Tuite (piano).

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/890-sundaysnoon-complete-haydn-piano-sonatas

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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

Guided Walk: Blossoms from the Orient

14:30, Sun 26 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Many of our common garden plants are Chinese in origin. May is the best time of the year to see Peonies, the Handkerchief Tree, Wisteria and many others in full bloom. Come and see the Chinese plants at their best at this free guided tour.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Bealtaine Festival: Older….? Short Film Screening

15:00, Sun 26 May

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

Howard Linnane’s Cine Cafe is inviting to “Older…?”, a Bealtaine Festival film screening in the Exchange. Howard has selected some short films that fit in a wider sense into the Bealtaine theme “celebrating creativity as we age” and he will screen them on Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/CINECAFE.PictureShow

Gallery Tour: Eat, drink and be merry

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 26 May

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

At this Gallery Tour, take a look at lavish silver and dining room ‘essentials’ and find out what people ate and drank when Daniel O’Connell was alive. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

Ireland and the picturesque

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 26 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Ireland and the picturesque” is a public talk with Dr Finola O’Kane, University College Dublin in the National Gallery. Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 May

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

Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Lecture

15:00, Sun 26 May

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The public lecture “Les Parapluies (1881-86) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir” with lecturer Dr. Margarita Cappock, Head of Collections will take place. Admission is free. No booking required, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/852-puiblic-lecture-les-parapluies-renoir

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 May

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Saucy Sundays

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 26 May

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).

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

17:00, Sun 26 May

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Trinity Bar, nect to the Cetntral Bank on Dame Street, has live music four nights/afternoons every week and admission is free:
Tues – 20:00: Theo Red (Alternative Rock)
Wed – 20:00: Tara Hill (Folk Rock, Celtic and Traditional)
Thurs – 20:00: Pachino Brothers (cover versions, oldies and own material)
Sun – 17:00: Traditional LIve Music

www.dublincitihotel.com/Bar-Dublin-City-Centre/

Long John Jump Band

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 May

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/

Rackhouse Pilfer – Gig

19:00, Sun 26 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rackhouse Pilfer, the six-piece bluegrass, folk, alt-country and Americana Band from Sligo, will play in the “Live from the Window” lost in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-rackhouse-pilfer-4/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 26 May

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/

Sunday Roast

21:45, Sun 26 May

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).

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 26 May

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 27 May

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Mon 27 May

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

De Gaulle in Ireland – Photo Exhibition

09:00, Mon 27 May

European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday: A Photographic Exhibition on De Gaulle’s visit to Ireland in 1969” is the title of a new exhibition in the European Union House that opens on Monday.

The exhibition will present original photographs from the Kennelly Archive of De Gaulle’s visit to Ireland after he left power in May 1969. Padraig and Joan Kennelly, founders of a small photographic studio in Tralee, Co. Kerry, followed the trail of this noted visitor and recorded the excitement caused amongst the inhabitants of Sneem, County Kerry.

www.ambafrance-ie.org/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 27 May

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 – May – IFI

13:10, Mon 27 May

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 May.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
04+11+18+25 May: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-10/
The Monday/Wednesday programmes are here
01+06+15+20+29 May: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-26/
08+13+22-27 May: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-25/

www.ifi.ie/

Forest School Training – Information Evening

17:30 – 19:30, Mon 27 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Forest School is a project focused on bringing adults and children out into the woods. Trained Forest School Leaders accompany the group. The group gets to totally immerse themselves in the experience and exercise body, mind and heart in nature. Free play, risk taking, awareness games, bushcraft, woodland skills and plant knowledge are all part of this experience.

On Monday an Information evening takes place for the first Irish Forest School Level 3 Leadership Training Course this September 2013 in Wicklow. Admission is free but booking is required via the website.

sciencegallery.com/events/2013/05/forest-school-training-information-evening

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 27 May

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 27 May

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 27 May

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 27 May

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

Tuesday 28 May

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Tue 28 May

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 28 May

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

Experiencing Mental Heatlh Services

18:00 – 19:00, Tue 28 May

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

“Trecovery: transforming the experience of people who use mental health services” is the title of this public lecture with Prof Julie Repper, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust

Julie Repper works collaboratively with people who have lived experience to develop innovative training, research and service developments. She iscurrently Director of the Nottingham Recovery Education Centre

Admission is free and all are welcome. Pre-booking is suggested via Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie 01 8963860

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/26115.html

Spanish Film Screening

18:00, Tue 28 May

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

“Pagafantas / Friend Zone” is the title of the film by producer Tomas Cimadevilla, which will be screened in the Instituto Cervantes on Tuesday. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha87318_16_2.htm

Improve public speaking skills – Toastmasters

18:45 – 21:00, Tue 28 May

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/

Back Door Sessions

20:00, Tue 28 May

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

Comedy Show – Preview

20:00 – 21:00, Tue 28 May

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

Comedian Colm O’Regan will perform at the Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny and to prepare for it, he is inviting to a free preview for his show on Tuesday.

www.innjokes.com/

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 28 May

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Tue 28 May

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Trinity Bar, nect to the Cetntral Bank on Dame Street, has live music four nights/afternoons every week and admission is free:
Tues – 20:00: Theo Red (Alternative Rock)
Wed – 20:00: Tara Hill (Folk Rock, Celtic and Traditional)
Thurs – 20:00: Pachino Brothers (cover versions, oldies and own material)
Sun – 17:00: Traditional LIve Music

www.dublincitihotel.com/Bar-Dublin-City-Centre/

The Grand Folk Club

20:30, Tue 28 May

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: Lynched (Urban Folk + Ballads) + Guests. Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/grand-folk-club-0

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 28 May

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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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Wed 29 May

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

Phoenix Park – Guided Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 29 May

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A guided walk “Lodges of the Phoenix Park” with Margaret Mc Guirk will take place in Phoenix Park. Meeting point is at the Visitor Centre. Participation is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,23880,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 29 May

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 – May – IFI

13:10, Wed 29 May

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 May.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
04+11+18+25 May: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-10/
The Monday/Wednesday programmes are here
01+06+15+20+29 May: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-26/
08+13+22-27 May: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-25/

www.ifi.ie/

Tour of the Conservation Studios

14:30 – 15:30, Wed 29 May

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

At this demonstration you have an opportunity to see how Museum artefacts are conserved for the future. Includes a look at furniture, textile and archaeological conservation. Suitable for adults. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6486453

www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 29 May

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

Spanish Film Screening

18:00, Wed 29 May

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

“La muñeca del espacio / The Swinging Doll” (2007) is the title of a Spanish film that will be screened in the Instituto Cervantes. The film is in Spanish/Catalan with English subtitles. Admission is free and all are welcome.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha87978_16_2.htm

Does Europe Need a New Memory

18:15, Wed 29 May

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

“Does Europe Need a New Memory”, is a lecture by Prof Ann Rigney (Utrecht). The talk is part of the Euro-Visions Public Lecture Series on Europe jointly organised by the IIIS and the Trinity Long Room Hub
www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/news-events/forthcoming/eurovisions.php

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/26042.html

Public Service Broadcasting – In-Store Event

19:00, Wed 29 May

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

Public Service Broadcasting are promoting their debut album “Inform – Educate – Entertain”

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 29 May

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Wed 29 May

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Trinity Bar, nect to the Cetntral Bank on Dame Street, has live music four nights/afternoons every week and admission is free:
Tues – 20:00: Theo Red (Alternative Rock)
Wed – 20:00: Tara Hill (Folk Rock, Celtic and Traditional)
Thurs – 20:00: Pachino Brothers (cover versions, oldies and own material)
Sun – 17:00: Traditional LIve Music

www.dublincitihotel.com/Bar-Dublin-City-Centre/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 29 May

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 29 May

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 29 May

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 29 May

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).

Thursday 30 May

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Thu 30 May

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

Bealtaine Festival: John F Kennedy in Ireland

10:00 – 16:00, Thu 30 May

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

With May coming to an end, the Bealtaine Festival will be soon over. One of the last events will be

“Sharing memories of the John F Kennedy visit to Ireland”.

Share your memorabilia of the visit of John F Kennedy to Ireland in 1963. The Library will scan and ‘pin’ the images, along with your memory of the event to the John F Kennedy visit to Ireland channel on Historypin, an online history and map site. All items are returned after scanning. Please indicate your interest in this event by making an advance booking; learning@nli.ie

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 30 May

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, Thu 30 May

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 30 May

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

Yoga at Exchange Dublin

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 30 May

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

A new Yoga class is starting at Exchange Dublin on Thursdays and all levels are very welcome.
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and bring a yoga mat. This is a free class, but donations are welcome. If you have any questions, contact Jenny at murrayj1@tcd.ie

www.exchangedublin.ie/

Orient in Colour – Lunchtime Talk

13:10, Thu 30 May

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime Talk “Gérôme, Orient in Colour” with Dr Edouard Papet, Chief Curator of Sculpture, Musée D’Orsay, Paris will take place – in association with the Embassy of France. Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Let’s Walk & Talk: Donnybrook

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 30 May

Donnybrook Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

“Donnybrook – Convents, Communications and Commerce from the Earliest Times” is the title of the next Let’s Walk & Talk event with historian Pat Liddy.

Donnybrook is a centre dating back over a thousand years owing its origins to a monastic foundation, its closeness to a sustaining river and convenience as a stopover point on an ancient medieval road. Enjoy a tour with Pat Liddy through the village before finishing at the Church of the Sacred Heart where Ray McGovern will give you an insight into history of the church and its stained glass windows.

Admission is free. Meet at the junction of Donnybrook Road/Marlborough Road/Morehampton Road

www.dublincity.ie/Community/LetsWalkandTalk/Pages/WalkandTalk.aspx

How do we define Performance Art today?

15:00 – 16:30, Thu 30 May

Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9-11 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

How do we define Performance Art today? Following her two day workshop in Fire Station Artists’ Studios US performance artist Marilyn Arsem will discuss her practice spanning the last thirty years with Lynette Moran (Director Live Collision) as well as reflect on the expanded field of performance today.

Admission is free.

www.firestation.ie/

Girl Geek Dinners

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 30 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Girl Geek Dinners are a chance for ladies in technology to get together, enjoy some food and drinks and have fun meeting other women in their field. Find out more details on irelandgirlgeekdinners.com where you can also book for this event. You have to do so before 12:00 on Mon 27 May. Men are welcome to attend, but only at the invitation of a woman – if you are bringing someone or are looking for an invitation, note this in your reply. For more information and to register contact info@irelandgirlgeekdinners.com

sciencegallery.com/events/2013/05/geek-girl-dinners

new music::new Ireland Salon: Cliodhna Ryan

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 30 May

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Cliodhna Ryan, violin, will present a programme of works illustrating different approaches to writing for the violin. The event is organised by the Contemporary Music Centre and admission is free but booking is recommended on 01-4170000. It will take place in the Kevin Barry Room.

cmcireland.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/may-salon-2/

Rehearsed Reading: 8×10

18:00 – 20:15, Thu 30 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Rehearsed Reading of Eight New Ten Minute Plays (Love – Laughter – Loss – Abuse – Betrayal – Deception – Connivance), inspired by paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland will take place with professional Actors from Stage and TV. Directed by Conall Morrison and in collaboration with the Pavilion Theatre. The audience will have an opportunity to discuss the plays with the Writers, Director and Actors after the performance.

Admission is free, but early arrival is recommended,

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Nanu Nanu – In-Store Event

19:00, Thu 30 May

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

Nanu Nanu are launching their debut album Unit 1.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Dublin Writers’ Forum

19:30, Thu 30 May

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 30 May

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Thu 30 May

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Trinity Bar, nect to the Cetntral Bank on Dame Street, has live music four nights/afternoons every week and admission is free:
Tues – 20:00: Theo Red (Alternative Rock)
Wed – 20:00: Tara Hill (Folk Rock, Celtic and Traditional)
Thurs – 20:00: Pachino Brothers (cover versions, oldies and own material)
Sun – 17:00: Traditional LIve Music

www.dublincitihotel.com/Bar-Dublin-City-Centre/

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Thu 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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

Wolfnotes + We Arrive Alive

22:30, Thu 30 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Wolfnotes from the UK and We Arrive Alive from Ireland will perform in the Thursday night “Zebra” slot . Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-the-wolfnotes-we-arrive-alive/

Friday 31 May

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Fri 31 May

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 31 May

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 31 May

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

Woman’s World Show – RDS

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 31 May

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Woman’s World Show takes place over the bank holiday weekend in Simmonscourt Complex of the RDS in conjunction with The Womens Mini-Marathon. With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of Fashion, Health, Food, Beauty, Women’s Health, Fitness and Wellbeing, this is the largest female event in Ireland.

There will be 15 catwalk shows over the weekend and there will be Health Checks and Style Academys as well.

You can download free tickets from the website for a while, so check it out.

www.womansworldshow.com/

Flea Friday

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 31 May

Dark Horse Inn, 1-2 George’s Quay, Dublin 2

The new Flea Friday, a Flea Market in the Dark Hose Inn on Fridays will start from 19 April. You will find clothes, jewellery, cake, records, art, etc at the market. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/546772148695939/?ref=22

Pipeworks Organ Concert: Mark Duley

18:10, Fri 31 May

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

This is a free pre-concert organ recital linked to main evening NSO concert (which is not free). Mark Duley will play the organ in the National Concert Hall.

www.pipeworksfestival.com/

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 31 May

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 31 May

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 31 May

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

By Chance – Gig

20:00, Fri 31 May

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The band “By Chance” is launching their single “Impossible is Nothing” on Friday. Special Guests are “Men in Slacks” and “My Marble Eye”. Admission is free.

www.bychancemusic.com/

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 31 May

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

Addison Lodge Open Mic Night

21:00 – 00:30, Fri 31 May

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 31 May

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

Events Coming Up

Woman’s Workd Show

31 May – 02 June

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Dublin 4

The Woman’s World Show will take place from 31 May – 02 June and you need free tickets to get in. You can download the tickets from www.womansworldshow.com/ You can find more about the exhibition in the Friday section of this e-zine and obviously on the website..

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

12 (2x) +25+26 May

Four free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains will take place this month. They are easy to strenuous walks and all details can be found at the UPCOMING EVENTS section on www.dublinmountains.ie/news/latest_news/?no_cache=1 Make sure that you book your place if you want to take part and the details for that are also on the website.

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