Dublin Event Guide 323: Liffey Swim, Liffey Living Festival, Ukulele Hooley, Dalkey Lobster Fest

August 23rd, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 323 | 23 August 2013

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Hi all!

What a week! You all ROCK! And I am totally serious about that! We started the Arthur Guinness “Campaign” well behind! Some projects had started earlier and already had 2000 votes when we started with Zero. But as soon as you got going, there was no stopping anymore. Positions: 300 -> 107 -> 74 -> 56 -> 34 -> 21 -> 16 -> 10 (!!) I haven’t checked the final position yet, but I expect that we will stay steady on 10 and that is such a HUGE achievement I am still speechless. Importantly, I had only ONE vote per day, so all the other votes (more than 2500) in total came from you!

Sometimes when I wrote the weekly Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) I wondered if it is worth the work, but I have no doubt anymore. Thanks for all your support and all the massively supportive comments. I will keep you posted about the next steps and developments and we should know the outcome by mid-September.

And on top of that we grew again massively this week. Nearly 27,000 Facebook Likes, more than 16,500 e-mail magazine subscribers and the website visitor numbers are steadily going up.

Only problem is still my lateness in sending this Dublin Event Guide on a Friday. I know! I am working on it! ;-)

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Feel good slot

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

Have you ever though that you are not really that great and therefore not much (more) should be or can be expected from you? Maybe parents, siblings or teachers said that you re not great and you accepted their wrong judgement as truth. You created a limiting belief based on what others said and then stopped being brilliant. Because we all have a brilliance in one or another area! Many of us would think that Henry Ford, who was so important for the mass availability of cars, must have been a brilliant inventor, but here is what he said:

“I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work. … Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready and then it is inevitable.”

You don’t have to be a smart inventor to create something amazing. Instead use what others have created, assemble it cleverly and you can achieve great things too.

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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.

Where do I start! There are soo many events, that I wish the weekend lasted four days. ;-)

Here are my recommendations: The Liffey Swim and subsequent Liffey Live Festival is my starting point on Saturday and you have to combine that somehow with the Merrion Square Open Day and maybe a few minutes of the People’s Photography Exhibition. If you are female, then you might want to pop over to Fitzwilliam Square for the Sure5in5 Pamper Hours. But I see how it gets now really hectic. And I didn’t even mention the Vintage Clothes Kilo Sale or Granby Park, the Pop-up Park.

On Sunday then I would suggest to go to the Ukulele Hooley in Dun Laoghaire and maybe stop over in Dalkey as well if you like Lobster and Jazz.

You see what I mean when I say there is too much to do. Well, these are my suggestions, but you definitely shouldn’t try to do everything! Pick and choose and ENJOY!

Competitions

CANO and Declan O’Rourke

Sat 31 Aug: 20:00
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Spanish composer & guitarist CANO will collaborate and perform with Irish singer songwriter Declan O’Rourke and on Sat 31 Aug you have the rare opportunity to hear this great link-up at a concert on Meeting House Square with the Double Bill of CANO and Declan O’Rourke. Tickets are EUR 22 and you can buy them via the website of the Dublin Flamenco Festival here. This gig is one of a number of events in the run-up to this year’s Dublin Flamenco Festival in November (Watch that space!).

The Dublin Flamenco Festival has two pairs of tickets made available and you can win a pair! If you want to have a chance to go to that unique collaborative festival with Cano and Declan O’Rourke for free, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with CANO in the subject line of the mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by 14:00 on 27 Aug. www.facebook.com/events/517921368293119/ is the Facebook Event Page.

SHIFT – 80s Tribute Gig – Ticket Competition

Fri 23 Aug – 21:00
Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

The 80s hair metal Tribute Band SHIFT, is celebrate a successful first half of 2013 with a gig in the Sugar Club tonight (Fri 23 Aug). The night will open with a screening of “This is Spinal Tap”, followed by an extended performance by SHIFT, with an 80s DJ until late. Tickets can be bought online here and they are EUR 10 or EUR 12 on the night. You are very much invited to come in 80s costumes!

SHIFT will definitely bring you back to a proper stadium gig in the 80s and you can find out more about them on www.gettheshift.com

SHIFT made 5 pairs of tickets available for a competition and the winners are Sinead Doyle, Keishia Taylor, Annie Butler, T.J. Duffy and Niamh Byrne.

A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking – Theatre – Ticket Competition

19-24 Aug (Mon-Sat) – 19:30
The New Theatre, Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” by John Ford Noonan will be performed by the Company D Theatre group. The play is described as “Hilarious and thoughtful, a cracking bit of summer fun!” You can find out more about Company D here Tickets are EUR 15 (EUR 12 concession) and will be available on the website below or – if any are left – at the door.

And this is an outline of the play:
“Maude is set in her perfect dissatisfaction in Westchester County, keeping up appearances while her husband roams. But before too long… well immediately, Hannah Mae moves into the neighborhood. As their personalities smash and meld, change and return, a coupla white chicks look into the abyss of their existence and take a trip together.”

Company D had made a pair of tickets available for the performance on Tuesday and the winner was

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/show.php?show_id=131&gi_sn=520530eca9b74|0

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It’s difficult out there for event organisers and Dublin City is no help

If you read the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) regularly, you most likely have read about “The Chocolate Factory” and more recently also “Mabos” was mentioned. They are two superb venues run by hardworking and very driven individuals. Excatly the people you need to create new things and to enhance the cultural life in Dublin. Maybe the people behind these venues were at some stage in the process a little more optimistic about the ease of getting things done (and paid for), but it also seems that some departments of Dublin City Council are really not helping much. An interesting article in the Irish Times last week describes the multitude of challenges the venues face and the real danger that they might have to close: www.irishtimes.com/culture/no-space-to-turn-trying-to-harness-dublin-s-disused-buildings-1.1489776

Retail News: HMV, H&M, Massimo Dutti, Tesco

+ HMV is back
HMV will re-open a number of their shops in Ireland, but NOT the former HMV store in Grafton Street. On Fri 06 Sept the new and much smaller “flagship” store in Henry Street will re-open. And the other stores in Liffey Valley, Dundrum and Limerick will open around the same time. HMV doesn’t exist anymore, instead the name was bought by Hilco Capital, BUT despite that gift vouchers were accepted in the UK by the new company. Hilco now has promised that they will confirm next week if the gift vouchers in Ireland will also become valid again. Don’t hold your breath yet, but it would be a positive development for all voucher holder (including myself!). Hilco also now owns the Xtra-vision brand and – to be honest – in the current media world it needs a miracle in my opinion for the two companies to be and remain successful if they still see their main business in selling and renting DVDs and CDs. businessetc.thejournal.ie/hmv-reopening-vouchers-1049740-Aug2013/
businessetc.thejournal.ie/hmv-reopening-vouchers-1049740-Aug2013/

+ Massimo Dutti instead of HMV
Massimo Dutti, the upmarket clothes brand that is owned by Inditex (owners of Zara) will take over HMV’s former store in Grafton Street and will pay 1 mio per year for the pleasure. This means they need to make EUR 2740 per day after salaries, purchasing cost for the sold clothes, insurances and taxes to break even! Madness! www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/commercial-property/massimo-dutti-for-former-hmv-shop-1.1457973

+ H&M to open on College Green
Abercrombie & Fitch have their massive flagship store on College Green in a building that was used by Habitat for a while and H&M want to be close by. So they will open two doors up, in the huge former National Irish Bank building. www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/commercial-property/massimo-dutti-for-former-hmv-shop-1.1457973

+ Tesco to open on College Green
More Dame Street news: There once was a Londis on the Southern side of Dame Street next to The Bank Bar and Restaurant and there is still a Londis on the Northern side. The former Londis shop on the Southern side has now been taken over by Tesco for a new mini-supermarket. It is quite close to the other mini-Tesco in Temple Bar, but clearly Tesco is competing with the Londis, Spars and Centras with these mini-shops.

Restaurant News: KC Peaches, Charlies, Pico Bros

+ Charlies Chinese Empire
I am sure you know the surprisingly large “Charlies” chain of Chinese Take-away restaurants, but you might not admit to ever entering the place. :-) Charlies One was next to the Olympia Theatre and is closed now, Charlies Two is in Temple Bar next to Meeting House Square,
Charlies Three is in Westmoreland Street, Charlies Four is in Sth Great George’s Street and Charlies Five is in Wexford Street opposite Whelan’s. Interestingly I saw a “For Let” of “For Sale” sign outside Charlies Two recently. Too high rent? Or not enough business? Or both?

+ Pitt Bros Smoked BBQ Project
Well, I have never heard a more complicated name for a restaurant, but I do admit that I thought of American, BBQ, Tasty and “Established, maybe a chain” when I read the name first. Not exactly all true: Two Irish guys are setting up the place as a standalone. It will be American style slow cooked meat and will open around the 2nd week of September. Could be good! The location is where Grüb was very briefly in St. Great George’s Street just a little up from The George.

+ KC Peaches
It was a mad project schedule. The builders worked through the night and even when the place opened last week, they were not finished. Actually, two or so nights before the restaurant looked like a far-from-finished building site. But the new KC Peaches is open and is in a good location at the junction of Dame Street and Temple Lane South, just opposite St. Great Georges Street. The food looks good and while the ground floor is very limited in space, there will be more room upstairs.

Playgrounds for Adults

Many of you sent in your opinions, but Emily needs another 50-80 to have enough of a statistically relevant sample:

Emily Gallagher, who also runs the free/donation-based “My Favourites” Walking Tours every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, did her dissertation about the benefits of play activity as part of exercise for adults. She concluded that adult playground would probably encourage higher rates of physical activity and higher rates of positive health and well-being. She got very good marks and a number of the governing bodies were very interested but told her they need stronger input before they could consider the idea further.

Emily is now looking for your help. She has cut her questionnaire into 5 sections and it would be great if you could answer all of them. The sections are here:

Section 1: www.surveymonkey.com/s/2GWT9ZT
Section 2: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCTGHZJ
Section 3: www.surveymonkey.com/s/QYZ587N
Section 4: www.surveymonkey.com/s/SZXHYH7
Section 5: www.surveymonkey.com/s/RY9MQRH

Your help is important and maybe we will get a playground for adults at some stage in the not to distant future.

Opportunities

If you took the opportunity and started a new business recently (not more than approx. 6 months ago) and need a bit of support to let Dublin know about your new venture, talk to me. In this section I will feature new companies every now and then. I had to give it a rest for a while due to some technical challenges, but I seem to have mastered them more or less by now. ;-)

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.

Vanishing Ireland

until 30 Aug: Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00 (excl. bank holiday)

Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

36 large photos from the ‘Vanishing Ireland’ series are on show. Portraying blacksmiths, saddlers, farmers, fishermen and horse dealers, alongside housemaids, lace-makers, publicans and musicians, the exhibition by historian Turtle Bunbury and photographer James Fennell is a record of Irish history.
Admission is free. jamesfennell.com/books/

Pearse House: Village in the City – Photography Exhibition

08 Aug – 06 Oct
National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Sqaure, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (Open: 10:00-17:00 daily)
Pearse House, Lower Erne Street, Dublin 2

“Pearse House: Village in the City” is an exhibition of photographs by Jeanette Lowe of the people and environment of Pearse House Flats. The flat is converted back to the 1930s. Jeanette’s exhibition in Pearse House won last year’s People’s Choice award at PhotoIreland and this year it is bigger and better and in two locations.

Admission is free. www.facebook.com/pearsehouse

Create Inspire Transform

23 Aug – 01 Sept – 12:00-22:00

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

Create Inspire Transform is the upcoming solo exhibition of recent works by Sinéad Cullen. The exhibition was inspired by a desire to trace the essence of movement through large-scale paintings and some original pieces are over two metres tall. www.exchangedublin.ie/

Friday 23 Aug

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Dalkey Lobster Festival

15:00 – 00:00, Fri 23 Aug

Dalkey (Various locations)

Thie Dalkey LobsterFest with Lobster, Crab and Jazz will take place this weekend. There will be lots of free events and some non-free events. Unfortunately the organisers didn’t make it too easy to find out which is which.

All events at the Vintage Village at the Sue Ryder House off Coliemore Road are definitely free. There will be 40 artisan stalls at the Vintage Village, Music, Competitions (Glam Gran on Saturday and Dogs on Sunday), the Vintage valuations (think antiques roadshow) on Sunday, an art exhibition, a kids play area, cooking and floral demonstrations and it will be the starting point for a 130 km Sue Ryder Randnonneé (a long cycle to Arklow and back). The complete schedule is here.

The writers corner has some Zumba dancing and Franco-irish music for you and a few more things. Check them out here. But we can only assume that at least some of the events are free.

Same goes for the Music programme here. I would expect that some is free, but definitely not all. An interesting line-up nevertheless with many events taking place in pubs on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. (Watch out for the very faint arrows on the programme if you follow the link above.) The Crab Jam on Sunday evening is a highlight. but again it is not clear if it will be free.

In the town there will also be market stalls and Celebrity Masterchef and Junior Masterchef events and there will be the most important Lobster Village with lots of Cooking Demonstrations as you can see here.

www.dalkeyfestivals.com/#!services/ca4p

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 23 Aug

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

The Stoney Brokes – Gig

19:00, Fri 23 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Stoney Brokes will perform a free gig in Whelan’s on Friday.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-stoney-brokes-3/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 23 Aug

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 23 Aug

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 23 Aug

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 23 Aug

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

Finn – Rhythm & Blues

22:00 – 00:00, Fri 23 Aug

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

Australian Rhythm & Blues Band “Finn” will perform in Mother Reilly’s on Friday. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

The Vincent(s) – Gig

22:30, Fri 23 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Vincent(s) will perform in Whelan’s in the Midnight Hour. Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-midnight-hour-w-the-vincents-2/

Saturday 24 Aug

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 Aug

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/

National Heritage Week

09:00, Sat 24 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

The National Heritage Week takes place from 17-25 August and approx. 320 (!!) events take place in the greater Dublin area. Not all are free, but the majority of the events is free. You can imagine that that far exceeds the capacity of this Dublin Event Guide, so I will not be able to list them.

Instead I suggest that you go here www.heritageweek.ie/index.php/whats-on/event-search (The Detailed Search didn’t work for me, but the Broad Search did.)

Alternatively you can download the events list in PDF format here:

Dublin City (43 pages for Dublin City alone)
Dublin Dun Laoghaire.Rathdown
Dublin Fingal
Dublin South County

So, spend a bit of time to plan your Heritage Week events, it is worth it.

www.heritageweek.ie

Sand Sculpture Exhibition

09:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is a cool art installation! Every year for the last 11 years, a group of sculptors turns more than eighty tons of sand in a unique exhibition/installation outside in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle.

This year’s theme for the sculptures is “The Bright Side” and will show what is good about Ireland and being Irish. Four big sand sculptures have been carved into heavily compacted sand by the artists from Duthain Dealbh (Irish Sand Sculpture) and the exhibition will run from 06-28 Aug and all will disappear on 29 Aug. So there are only a few more days and this is the last weekend to visit this impressive exhibition! I definitely recommend a visit. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/irish.sandsculpture

Dublin Food Co-op

09:30 – 16:30, Sat 24 Aug

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 24 Aug

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 24 Aug

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/

Merrion Square Open Day

09:30 – 17:30, Sat 24 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Merrion Square Open Day is taking place on Saturday and is part of the National Heritage Week’s programme. The following events/sites are there to be visited:

09:30-17:30 National Gallery of Ireland. Exhibitions.
10:00-17:00 Number 29, Georgian House Museum. – It is re-opened and it will be interesting so see the changes!
10:00-17:00 Irish Architectural Archive. Open for guided tours.
10:00-17:00 Irish Traditional Music Archive. Visit the collections of the Archive
10:00-17:00 National University of Ireland. Self guided tour of the unique painted murals
10:00-17:00 Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Exhibition and numerous talks.
10:30-18:00 The Doorway Gallery. Homelands an exhibition by Padraig McCaul
10:00 Irish Georgian Society: Architectural walking tour of Merrion Square with Dr Conor Lucey.
11:00 College of Anaesthetists: Talk on the History of Anaesthesia and Merrion Square followed by a tour of the building. only 15 spaces.
11:00-17:00 Archeofest 2013 – Experimental archaeology, demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies, a kids’ excavation of a Viking house and music. in Merrion Square
11:00-17:00 Pepper Canister Church. Visit Pepper Canister Church, Mount Street Crescent.
11:00-17:30 Central Catholic Library. Exhibition: The Liberator at Home: Daniel O’Connell and Merrion Square.
11:30 National Gallery of Ireland. Film: Van Gogh’s The Sunflowers (lecture theatre).
12:00-16:00 TTT (thirtythreetrees)presents: You Are Here | It Is There.
12:30 National Gallery of Ireland. Family Tour – meet in the Millennium Wing.
12:30 – 13:30 + 14:30 Music at the Pepper Canister Church
15:00 National Gallery of Ireland. Talk: Masterpieces of the European Collection (lecture theatre)
15:00-16:00 National Museum – Natural History. Indoor Safari.
16:00 National Gallery of Ireland. Munch’s “The Scream” (lecture theatre)
16:00 Pepper Canister Church: Historical talk about the church and windows

As far as I can see, all events listed here are free. For more details, including exact addresses of the venues, go to the website below.

www.merrionsquare.ie/index.php/merrion-square-open-day/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 24 Aug

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

Global Garden Summer School

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Aug

Aras Chronain, Orchard Rd, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

A “Global Garden Summer School – Acting Local thinking Global” with workshop on Soil, Seed, Water, Climate is coming up. Enjoy ethnic food, music, films and discussion on issues affecting our World. The workshop is free, but you will have to book with Maria Finn, Social Inclusion Officer, Tel: 086 38030060/01 4149270. www.sdcc.ie/events/global-garden-summer-school

Granby Pop-up Park

10:00, Sat 24 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

On a vacant site where a few years ago still social housing was standing, the voluntary arts collective, Upstart, has created a big urban Pop-up Park, called Granby Park. The park opened on Thursday and will be there until 22 Sept. During this time a whole range of events will take place in the park and nearly all of them will be free.

“Urban Park” usually means that you have to go a bit easy on your expectations regarding plants and greenery, but if you consider that work only started in July, you can imagine that the term “park” has to be interpreted a good bit wider. One thing is certain, though: It will be nicer than Wolf Tone Square, which Dublin City at times likes to call “Wolfe Tone Park”.

Granby Park will be open Mon-Fri from 08:00-19:00 and Sat&Sun from 10:00-19:00 and you are invited to visit it. Food & Drink will be sold on site, but alcohol is not permitted.

I strongly recommend that you check it out and I will also tell you about the upcoming events in the next few weeks.

www.granbypark.com/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Aug

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 24 Aug

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/

Military Guard Ceremony

10:00, Sat 24 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

As part of the Defence Forces activities in the lead in to the centenary of the foundation of ‘The Irish Volunteers, Óglaigh na hÉireann’ in November 2013, a Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the ‘National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State’ at the National Gallery-side of Merrion Square throughout the summer.

Ceremonies will take place every Saturday and units from throughout the Defence Forces and across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service will participate. The memorial site is a pyramid at the side of Merrion Square. The ceremonies will take place: 13 July at 10:00; 20 & 27 July at 12:00; 3, 10 & 17 August at 12:00 and 24 & 31 August at both 10:00 and 12:00.

www.military.ie

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 24 Aug

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 24 Aug

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

Carmelite Community & Priory – Gathering Weekend

10:30 – 18:00, Sat 24 Aug

Carmelite Community Centre & Whitefriar St. Church, Dublin 2

Carmelite Community & Priory Gathering Weekend will take place from Thursday until Saturday with St. Therese of Lisieux Exhibition on all three days and a Historical Exhibition about the local area.

On Saturday there is a Architectural & Social Walk (12:00-14:00) and in the afternoon from 14:00, a Garden Party takes place in the Carmelite Community Centre. The event poster is here: www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Events/Documents/AungierStreet.pdf

Fingal’s Year of Illustration

10:30 – 16:00, Sat 24 Aug

Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Fingal County Council’s Arts Office, Children’s Books Ireland and Laureate na nOg Niamh Sharkey presents Fingal’s Year of Illustration 2013. The programme is for children and there are activites under 6 and over 6 year olds. Most events do not require booking. Check the details on the website below.

www.culturefox.ie/event/fingals-year-of-illustration-summer–autum-2013/21262.aspx

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:30, Sat 24 Aug

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 24 Aug

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/

Dalkey Lobster Festival

11:00 – 00:00, Sat 24 Aug

Dalkey (Various locations)

Thie Dalkey LobsterFest with Lobster, Crab and Jazz will take place this weekend. There will be lots of free events and some non-free events. Unfortunately the organisers didn’t make it too easy to find out which is which.

All events at the Vintage Village at the Sue Ryder House off Coliemore Road are definitely free. There will be 40 artisan stalls at the Vintage Village, Music, Competitions (Glam Gran on Saturday and Dogs on Sunday), the Vintage valuations (think antiques roadshow) on Sunday, an art exhibition, a kids play area, cooking and floral demonstrations and it will be the starting point for a 130 km Sue Ryder Randnonneé (a long cycle to Arklow and back). The complete schedule is here.

The writers corner has some Zumba dancing and Franco-irish music for you and a few more things. Check them out here. But we can only assume that at least some of the events are free.

Same goes for the Music programme here. I would expect that some is free, but definitely not all. An interesting line-up nevertheless with many events taking place in pubs on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. (Watch out for the very faint arrows on the programme if you follow the link above.) The Crab Jam on Sunday evening is a highlight. but again it is not clear if it will be free.

In the town there will also be market stalls and Celebrity Masterchef and Junior Masterchef events and there will be the most important Lobster Village with lots of Cooking Demonstrations as you can see here.

www.dalkeyfestivals.com/#!services/ca4p

Dun Laoghaire & 1913 Lockout Commemoration

11:00, Sat 24 Aug

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Dún Laoghaire 1913 Commemorative Committee has put together an event programme to remember the 1913 Lockout events. Please find the brochure below. It is a bit difficult to summarise, so I will have to let you check it out. Many but not all events are free. cedarlounge.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/dc3ban-laoghaire-1913-lockout-event-final-brochure.pdf

Eason Story Time

11:00, Sat 24 Aug

Every Eason store in Ireland

As part of Eason’s Get Into Reading campaign, there will be a reading of a specially selected children’s book at 11:00 each Saturday in every Eason store in the country. The schedule of Story Time books, covering mid-June through mid-September, is on the website below.

And children attending the in-store kids’ book readings throughout the summer will receive their own Story Time Reward Card and they will get a special Story Time sticker on their card for each reading they attend. Children who collect three stickers will receive a free copy of Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson. For more information check the website below too.

blog.easons.com/category/get_into_reading/story-time/

Introduction to Trade School

11:00 – 12:30, Sat 24 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

An introduction to the Trade School concept, where lessons are bartered for other products, is provided. Booking is required.

www.granbypark.com/events/trade-school-an-introduction-to-trade-school/

Meerkat Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Aug

Hendrons Building, 36-40 Upper Dominick Street, Dublin 7

The second monthly Meerkat Flea Market is taking place.

Clothing (vintage and pre loved), bric a brac, art, crochet robots, household items and more. There will also be cakess and tea and coffee for sale. Children are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/155251461342549/

People’s Photography Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Aug

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Last week the People’s Art Exhibition took place on the railings of St. Stephen’s Green. I like that Art Exhibition and I often found something nice there (but didn’t buy it because it was too big for my wallet).

This week the People’s Photography exhibition takes place also around St. Stephen’s Green and here I successfully bought things. Different art, but nevertheless very pretty and decorative. About 150 photographers will show their work on the rails and will sell their photos.

Have a stroll around the Green and admire the art and maybe you too will find a piece that you want to own. ;-)

www.peoplesphotography.ie/

Shutterbug Vintage Clothes Kilo Sale

11:00 – 19:00, Sat 24 Aug

Moxie Studios, Pembroke Row, Lad Lane, Dublin 2

The second Shutterbug Vintage Clothes Kilo Sale will take place and admission is free.

A kilo of vintage clothes is EUR 20 and this market will be PACKED with (mainly – I expect) ladies looking for the coolest vintage clothing, so arrive early if you want to get the best selection. More than 1000 attendees have declared on Facebook that they will be there, so expect queues.

www.facebook.com/events/195126927330297/

Strange Symbols and Curious Carvings – Marvellous Megalithic Art!

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 24 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Discover the mysterious designs on ancient Stone Age structures, such as the passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, that are still being studied by archaeologists today. Be inspired to create your own piece of megalithic art to take home during this drop-in session.” Admission is free and no booking required. Age 6+

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

Sure5in5 – Pampering for Women

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Aug

Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2

That event is clearly not made for us men, but if I was a woman, I would check it out!

Sure Compressed, the deodorant brand, has compressed five days’ worth of activities into five hours and calls it #Sure5in5. It is a free event where women can come and enjoy everything that they might not have had time to do during the week.

#Sure5in5 allows women to do more; get a manicure, enjoy a smoothie with friends, check emails and indulge in a massage after a revitalising yoga session and all is free.

The event takes place in Fitzwilliam Square and everyone is welcome.

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Aug

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

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 Aug

Bandstand (behind the Tea Room, near the Zoo), Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This will be the fourth year for “Yoga in the Park” and I think it is a brilliant initiative for a very worthy cause. From May until September, Fiona from www.twopalmsyoga.com and her team of teachers invite to an hour of Yoga in Phoenix Park every Saturday. No booking is required and you decide how much you give, the class is donation based.

All proceeds go to the Dublin Simon Community, a charity that does invaluable work for the homeless people in Dublin. Just bring a mat or a towel, some water and (hopefully) even some sun protection to the class. Should the weather be bad, the bandstand will be shelter or even training location. The training is suitable for all levels, so even total beginners are very welcome.

www.facebook.com/pages/Two-Palms-Yoga/129726813245

Tenement City – Tour

11:30 – 13:00, Sat 24 Aug

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

Join this outdoor walking tour for adults with Donal Fallon of Historical Insights/’Come here to me!’ and explore Dublin’s tenements history, including the Church Street disaster of 1913. The tour starts at Collins Barracks and ends in O’Connell St (adjacent to LUAS). Booking is required via 01-6486453

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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Aug

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/

ILLUSION: Nothing is as it seems – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current Science Gallery exhibition “ILLUSION: Nothing is as it seems” will run from 12 July-29 Sept and is really interesting. Admission is free.

The exhibition is all about Illusions and it is a “perception-shattering insight into the human mind, playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists.”

More than 20 installations will deceive your eyes (and ears) and will show you that what we perceive is often radically different from the reality. You will find impressive and amazing things, but nothing will be boring! The exhibition is suitable for all ages, so bring your children or – if you don’t have any – just bring yourself.

I have seen nearly every Science Gallery exhibition and I would say this is definitely one of the best.

ILLUSION was curated by psychologist, author and magician Richard Wiseman, and was researched by deception artist Paul Gleeson and a large group of mediators are available in the gallery to explain all the things that you see (or hear) to you.

Have a look at the website below to see an outline on what is on show. I strongly recommend that you see the show and tell me afterwards what you thought about it: dublineventguide@gmail.com (During the week (Tues-Fri) the exhibition is open until 20:00 and from 12:00 and on Sat+Sun; 12:00-18:00).

www.sciencegallery.com/illusion

Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour

12:00, Sat 24 Aug

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

The next Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour will take place on Sat. Two weeks ago it pointed out that the event is free. That reference is not in the text anymore this time. I only stress that because before the summer there was some unrest over some charges that were brought in and people felt they weren’t sufficiently forewarned.

The hour includes writing exercises and prompts to get ideas flowing. It is open to everyone and is suitable for all levels of experience

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

Dramatisation of a Story – Workshop

12:30 – 14:00, Sat 24 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

Learn how to dramatise a story. Booking required. Participation is free-ish. The Trade School that organises this and other courses is based on barter (an exchange of services for other services or goods, but not for money) but it isn’t specified what you are expected to bring.

www.granbypark.com/events/trade-school-dramatisation-of-a-story/

Liffey Swim

12:30 – 14:30, Sat 24 Aug

Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

The men’s race of the 94th Liffey Swim will start this year at 12:30 and the woman’s race will follow at 13:30. At 15:15, the winners cup will be presented on the Cill Airne ship at the IFSC. After that the Liffey Living Festival (see a separate event listing in this Dublin Event Guide) will be the place to go.

The race will this years start at the Loop Line Bridge (that’s the DART + Rail bridge) beside Butt Bridge near Custom House and will finish 1.6 km later at the Pontoon next to the East Link Toll Bridge, in front of the O2. Over 300 swimmers will take part.

You can watch the race along the route and from the bridges between the start and finish line.

www.leinsteropensea.ie/?p=1457

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:00, Sat 24 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening in the summer months. The times vary a little from day to day (for the double bill on Saturdays 12:45), so make sure that you check the link below for the relevant day.

The daily programmes are
01+04+06+08+12+14+16+18+20+22+26+28+30 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free/
02+05+07+09+11+13+15+19+21+23+25+27+29 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free/
03+10+17+24+31 Aug: Saturday Double Bill www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free/

www.ifi.ie/

John Boyne & Kevin Maher – Lunchtime Reading

13:00, Sat 24 Aug

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

The Lunchtime Readings Series in the Irish Writers’ Centre is re-starting with readings by John Boyne and Kevin Maher. John and Kevin will stop by to read from their newest offerings, as well as talking about the challenges facing new AND established writers. John Boyne wrote “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” in 2006.

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

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Sat 24 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Animal Farm

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Aug

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

The summer programme in Dundrum is coming to an end. On Saturday the Animal Farm will be there once more and on Sunday an Art & Hobby Craft session will be the last event. Admission is free and the Farm will be in the Pembroke Area.

www.dundrum.ie/events/fair-weather-fun/

Dublin Board Games Event – Exchange

14:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Aug

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

The next Exchange Board Games event will take place on Saturday. It is a free event and everyone is welcome. This month, come and play even more games: Citadels, Family business, Love letter, No thanks!, Saboteur, Sobek, Takenoko, The Resistance: Avalon, Tschak! and Village.

Just come and play. You can also buy the games at the events if you are interested.

www.facebook.com/events/497779003644389/

Dubray Books Children Event

14:00, Sat 24 Aug

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

To celebrate the publication of the second edition of the Dubray Books guide to children’s books “Mad About Books”, there will be special events for children in all Dubray branches on Sat. In Grafton Street there will be special book-themed party games, including Pass the Parcel and Musical Chairs from 14:00. Then at 15:00, Deirdre Sullivan, author of Guinea Pig Killer from Little Island’s Nightmare Club series, will be in the store. And throughout the day, there’ll be a Where’s Wally hunt and activity sheets for children.

www.dubraybooks.ie/graftonstreet.asp?&

Homebeat & Upstart Gigs

14:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

The first music gig will take place in Granby Park this weekend. It is brought to you by the people behind the Fading Light Festival and the line-up is Sfumatu, Ocho, Biggles Flys Again, Ana Gog, Little Xs for Eyes. More information can be found on the website below. Admission is free.

www.granbypark.com/events/homebeat-upstart-present-fading-light-at-granby-park/

Northside Music Festival – Street Sounds

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Aug

The Plaza, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The Northside Music Festival is at two venues this weekend and it is the final weekend of the festival. On Saturday it will be in Ballymun and on Sunday at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park.

The event in Ballymun is called “Street Sounds at the Plaza” and will include a performance by TemperMental MissElayneous.

The full Saturday programme is here:

14:00-14:30 Crossing Borders – Hip Hop & Rap
14:30-14:50 Dublin Thunder Cheerleaders
14:50-15:10 GI & Costello
15:10-15:30 Ponybois
15:30-15:45 Deanie – Hip Hop
15:50-16:10 Kaila, Bon & Panda – Breakdance
16:10-16:20 Temper-Mental MissElayneous – Rapping, rhyming, bodhran-beating performance
16:20-16:30 Roger – Breakdance / Hip Hop
16:30-17:00 NuCentz – Rapper

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Northside-Music-Festival/120285324731335

Swing Picnic

14:00, Sat 24 Aug

Bandstand, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

A Swing Picnic takes place on the Bandstand in St. Stephen’s Green. It is swing dancers doing their own thing. If you want to dance you have to contribute EUR 5, but to watch and listen is completely free.

Irish Roots: Walking through the Gardens’ Past

14:30, Sat 24 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A free guided walk “Irish Roots: Walking through the Gardens’ Past” will take place. Plant-hunters, botanists, poets and philosophers have all been associated with the Gardens. Join this history-themed tour showcasing the rich heritage that is the National Botanic Gardens. Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Responses to the Church Street disaster 1913

14:30 – 15:45, Sat 24 Aug

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

History Ireland Hedge School: ‘To Hell or Kimmage’: responses to the Church Street disaster of 1913

This is a round table discussion on housing in Dublin 7 and its surrounds during the early part of the 20th century. Speakers include Donal Fallon of ‘Come here to me!’, Gary Granville, National College of Art and Design and Ellen Rowley, Trinity College, Dublin. LectureTheatre. Admission is free, but booking is required: . Adults. Seminar.

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

Liffey Living Festival

15:00 – 22:30, Sat 24 Aug

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

The Liffey Living Festival at Grand Canal Square is the “after party” for the Liffey Swim on Saturday. It will start at 15:00 and will be an afternoon and evening of entertainment including, street performers, giant sized street games and live music from Dublin band “Ships”.

In the evening at 21:00 the film “The Swimmer” will be screened on a big outdoor screen (Bring your own seating for the movie. – www.facebook.com/events/1402800249937430/ ) Admission is free.

www.dublin.ie/calendar_details.aspx?eventid=4295

Progressive Film Club – Environment at Risk

15:00 – 17:45, Sat 24 Aug

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

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. This month’s theme is “Environment at Risk” and two films will be shown. The films are

+ 15:00: Pipe Down about the Shell gas pipeline
+ 16:15: Fukushima: Never Again about the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in March 2011

Admission is free to the film screenings.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Guitar Heaven – Gigs

16:00, Sat 24 Aug

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Three different guitar acts, including bluegrass and “The Aqualights” will perform all evening in the Beerhouse in Capel Street. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/beerhousedublin

Wounds – Gig

16:00, Sat 24 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Not one, but TWO gigs of Wounds will take place. The first one is an All Ages (14+) show at 16:00-18:00. No alcohol will be served during that gig. Later on, the kids have to leave and the gig at 20:00-23:00 is an over 18s event. At the later gig The Mighty Stef will also perform.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-early-house-2/

Claire Garvey Outdoor Fashion Show

19:00, Sat 24 Aug

Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Irish fashion designer Claire Garvey (www.clairegarvey.com) is running her first Solo Fashion Show on Cow’s Lane in conjunction with the White Lady Art Gallery on Sat.

The collection is inspired by Sherlock Holmes and there will be twenty-two models at the fashion show each with their own unique hair-style and make-up. The models will parade down Cow’s Lane then make their way to the White Lady Gallery on Wellington Quay where they will become part of a Sherlock Holmes themed exhibition.

www.whiteladyart.com/index.php/exhibitions/91-elements-of-the-elementary-a-sherlock-holmes-celebration

Early House – Gig

19:00, Sat 24 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Early House are performing in the “Live from the Window” slot in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-early-house-2/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 24 Aug

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

Ukulele Hooley

19:30, Sat 24 Aug

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

This is Ireland’s National Ukulele Festival and it is a lot of fun! There are Ukulele Workshops, Open Mic Night and the highlight and main event is an 8-hour live concert in the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday.

The Workshops are not free, but the Open Mic Night and the concert in People’s Park are.

The Open Mic Night is an outdoor event at the Buskers Corner at the Pavillion Quarter, underneath the 40foot pub. Admission is free.

www.ukulelehooley.com/Programme/

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 24 Aug

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

Wild Turkey Mash!

20:00, Sat 24 Aug

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Wild Turkey Bourbon are inviting to MASH!, a series of music gigs around Dublin featuring up and coming bands and musicians. The first MASH! gigs will take place in The Workmans Club and the line-up is Mojo Gogo (Stadium Indie Rock ‘n’ Roll), Redwoods (melodic edgy pop) and Storyfold.

Admission to the gig is EUR 5, but if you like their Facebook page by going to www.wildturkeymash.com/ticket you get in for free.

www.facebook.com/WildTurkeyIreland

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 24 Aug

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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Dublin City Triathlon

09:00 – 14:00, Sun 25 Aug

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The yearly Dublin City Triathlon is taking place this weekend. You would know about it if you had considered taking part, but I am letting you know in case you want to watch the spectacle. Watching is obviously free.

More than 1000 participants will swim, cycle and run. The swimming (1500m) is in the Liffey near Phoenix Park and the cycle (40km) and run (10km) will be in Phoenix Park. The transition area is on Chapelizod Road near the Garda Boat Club. The race sponsor is Vodafone.

www.dublincitytriathlon.com/

National Heritage Week

09:00, Sun 25 Aug

Dublin (various locations)

The National Heritage Week takes place from 17-25 August and approx. 320 (!!) events take place in the greater Dublin area. Not all are free, but the majority of the events is free. You can imagine that that far exceeds the capacity of this Dublin Event Guide, so I will not be able to list them.

Instead I suggest that you go here www.heritageweek.ie/index.php/whats-on/event-search (The Detailed Search didn’t work for me, but the Broad Search did.)

Alternatively you can download the events list in PDF format here:

Dublin City (43 pages for Dublin City alone)
Dublin Dun Laoghaire.Rathdown
Dublin Fingal
Dublin South County

So, spend a bit of time to plan your Heritage Week events, it is worth it.

www.heritageweek.ie

Sand Sculpture Exhibition

09:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is a cool art installation! Every year for the last 11 years, a group of sculptors turns more than eighty tons of sand in a unique exhibition/installation outside in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle.

This year’s theme for the sculptures is “The Bright Side” and will show what is good about Ireland and being Irish. Four big sand sculptures have been carved into heavily compacted sand by the artists from Duthain Dealbh (Irish Sand Sculpture) and the exhibition will run from 06-28 Aug and all will disappear on 29 Aug. So there are only a few more days and this is the last weekend to visit this impressive exhibition! I definitely recommend a visit. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/irish.sandsculpture

Dun Laoghaire Area CoCo Markets

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Aug

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

A various County Council organised markets take place in the Dun Laoghaire area every week. They are farmers’ & food markets but also showcase produce and works of local artists and artisans.

+ People’s Park Market, Dún Laoghaire: Sun 11:00-16:00
+ Marlay Park Market, Rathfarnham: Sat 10:00-16:00 & Sun 11;00-16:00
+ Cabinteely Park Market, Cabinteely: Sun 10:00-16:00

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Granby Pop-up Park

10:00, Sun 25 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

On a vacant site where a few years ago still social housing was standing, the voluntary arts collective, Upstart, has created a big urban Pop-up Park, called Granby Park. The park opened on Thursday and will be there until 22 Sept. During this time a whole range of events will take place in the park and nearly all of them will be free.

“Urban Park” usually means that you have to go a bit easy on your expectations regarding plants and greenery, but if you consider that work only started in July, you can imagine that the term “park” has to be interpreted a good bit wider. One thing is certain, though: It will be nicer than Wolf Tone Square, which Dublin City at times likes to call “Wolfe Tone Park”.

Granby Park will be open Mon-Fri from 08:00-19:00 and Sat&Sun from 10:00-19:00 and you are invited to visit it. Food & Drink will be sold on site, but alcohol is not permitted.

I strongly recommend that you check it out and I will also tell you about the upcoming events in the next few weeks.

www.granbypark.com/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Aug

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, Sun 25 Aug

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 25 Aug

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Children’s Art Cart Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sun 25 Aug

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:
28 July: Medieval Life – includes a visit to Ashtown Castle
04 Aug: Creepy Crawlies in the Park
11 Aug: Animal Masks
18 Aug: Trees – what would we do without the them?
25 Aug: Make a Surprise

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

Dalkey Lobster Festival

11:00 – 00:00, Sun 25 Aug

Dalkey (Various locations)

Thie Dalkey LobsterFest with Lobster, Crab and Jazz will take place this weekend. There will be lots of free events and some non-free events. Unfortunately the organisers didn’t make it too easy to find out which is which.

All events at the Vintage Village at the Sue Ryder House off Coliemore Road are definitely free. There will be 40 artisan stalls at the Vintage Village, Music, Competitions (Glam Gran on Saturday and Dogs on Sunday), the Vintage valuations (think antiques roadshow) on Sunday, an art exhibition, a kids play area, cooking and floral demonstrations and it will be the starting point for a 130 km Sue Ryder Randnonneé (a long cycle to Arklow and back). The complete schedule is here.

The writers corner has some Zumba dancing and Franco-irish music for you and a few more things. Check them out here. But we can only assume that at least some of the events are free.

Same goes for the Music programme here. I would expect that some is free, but definitely not all. An interesting line-up nevertheless with many events taking place in pubs on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. (Watch out for the very faint arrows on the programme if you follow the link above.) The Crab Jam on Sunday evening is a highlight. but again it is not clear if it will be free.

In the town there will also be market stalls and Celebrity Masterchef and Junior Masterchef events and there will be the most important Lobster Village with lots of Cooking Demonstrations as you can see here.

www.dalkeyfestivals.com/#!services/ca4p

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Aug

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

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Aug

Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

There seem to be TWO weekly markets on Long Mile Road and both are very close to each other. One is behind Wigoders on Long Mile Road (across the road from Aldi). It hosts more than 50 stalls and there is also a Cafe on site. www.facebook.com/WigodersLongmileMarket And the other one is just on the other side of the road, next to Aldi. www.facebook.com/TheLongMileRdMarket

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 25 Aug

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

Story Draw

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 25 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

A children event for the younger ones (ages 2-5) is taking place: StoryDraw is a story time where, after some well known tales have been read aloud, the children will be asked for their ‘artistic reaction’ to elements of the stories that have appealed to them.

www.granbypark.com/events/trade-school-storydraw/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Aug

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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 25 Aug

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/

Children’s Art Workshop – Farmleigh House

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Children’s Art Workshop for 6-12yrs wil take place and has the theme “Dinosaur Zoo”. Are dinosaurs really extinct? Invent and create your own dinosaur at Farmleigh with Orla Kelly from Early Childhood Creativity. Workshops are free but ticketed. Tickets are allocated on the day on a first come first served basis. All workshops take place in the Motorhouse.

Session 1: Dinosaur Zoo 12:00-13:00
Session 2: Make a Fossil 13:30-14:30
Session 3: Dinosaur Zoo 15:00-16:00

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,24302,en.html

ILLUSION: Nothing is as it seems – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current Science Gallery exhibition “ILLUSION: Nothing is as it seems” will run from 12 July-29 Sept and is really interesting. Admission is free.

The exhibition is all about Illusions and it is a “perception-shattering insight into the human mind, playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists.”

More than 20 installations will deceive your eyes (and ears) and will show you that what we perceive is often radically different from the reality. You will find impressive and amazing things, but nothing will be boring! The exhibition is suitable for all ages, so bring your children or – if you don’t have any – just bring yourself.

I have seen nearly every Science Gallery exhibition and I would say this is definitely one of the best.

ILLUSION was curated by psychologist, author and magician Richard Wiseman, and was researched by deception artist Paul Gleeson and a large group of mediators are available in the gallery to explain all the things that you see (or hear) to you.

Have a look at the website below to see an outline on what is on show. I strongly recommend that you see the show and tell me afterwards what you thought about it: dublineventguide@gmail.com (During the week (Tues-Fri) the exhibition is open until 20:00 and from 12:00 and on Sat+Sun; 12:00-18:00).

www.sciencegallery.com/illusion

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 25 Aug

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

National Print Museum – Family Fun Day

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Aug

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

To celebrate Heritage Week 2013, the Museum will become a hive of activity with printing demonstrations, face painting, mini children’s workshops and self-guided arts and crafts activities at the Education Area. Put on a hat and apron and become a mini printer for the day. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/National-Print-Museum/57729347959

Ukulele Hooley

12:00 – 18:30, Sun 25 Aug

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

This is Ireland’s National Ukulele Festival and it is a lot of fun! On Sunday the highlight and main event takes place, which is an 8-hour live concert in the People’s Park. The Big Ukulele Hooley Concert features well known in Dublin Ukulele groups like the Ukeristic Congress and other groups that are brilliant but are only known by the real Uke enthusiasts.

I was at the last two Ukulele Hooleys and really enjoyed it. It is an odd and hilarious instrument on one hand, but a well skilled Ukulele band sounds impressive. The full programme for the Sunday concert is here: www.ukulelehooley.com/Performers-Timetable/Performers-Timetable.html

www.ukulelehooley.com/

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:00, Sun 25 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening in the summer months. The times vary a little from day to day (for the double bill on Saturdays 12:45), so make sure that you check the link below for the relevant day.

The daily programmes are
01+04+06+08+12+14+16+18+20+22+26+28+30 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free/
02+05+07+09+11+13+15+19+21+23+25+27+29 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free/
03+10+17+24+31 Aug: Saturday Double Bill www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free/

www.ifi.ie/

Mystical Theatre Performance

13:00 – 14:30, Sun 25 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

“Grainne Galaxy and the Cosmic Cauldron” by Alive-O Productions is a free outdoor family theatre show as part of Heritage Week.

Time traveller Grainne has landed in Farmleigh from the past on a mission. Urgent! Can you help her before the universe is turned to cottage cheese?

There will be two performances at 13:00 and at 14:00 of this 30 min show. Meet at the reception at Farmleigh 15 mins before the show you wish to attend. Booking not required.

I have been at Alive-O Productions and they are always well done and well performed. And while very much written for kids, the plays also entertain the bigger kids – as in you and me.

www.facebook.com/events/666937503335869/

Northside Music Festival – Red Stables Concert

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Aug

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

On the last day of the Northside Music Festival, The Red Stables in St. Anne’s park will be the venue for this outdoor event. A drumming workshop with Brian Fleming will take place (booking on site required). In addition there will be performances by

+ Barry Krishna – DJ + Live-looping
+ Tig Linn – Irish Nigerian group
+ Killer Ceol – Rock/Folk/Punk singer/songwriter

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Northside-Music-Festival/120285324731335

Art & Hobby Craft Session

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Aug

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

The final Summer Fair Weather event in Dundrum is a Art & Hobby Session, Facepainting and Games for children. Admission is free. The event will take place in the Pembroke Square area.

www.dundrum.ie/events/fair-weather-fun/

Chester Beatty – Irish Tour

14:00, Sun 25 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Irish Language tour with Jack Fitzgerald will take place in the Chester Beatty Library. Admission is free.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 25 Aug

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/

Music in the Bandstand – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The St. George’s Brass Band will perform in the bandstand. Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,24302,en.html

SCOOP Foundation – Olympics Day

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Aug

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The SCOOP (Support Children Out Of Poverty) Foundation are an Irish charity that supports the education and communities of children living in the poorest parts of the world. Their Art Auction fundraiser is known by many and after art, they are now covering the field of sports with the SCOOP Olympics in Phoenix Park near the Cricket Field.

There will be 50 contestants (who all had to raise EUR 100) and they will compete in 6 sports: The 7cm Stilletto Sprint, The Slow Bike Race, The Dive and Slide, The Handbag Hurl, Tomato Tennis. The Fans Choice (to be announced).

Apart from lots of fun watching these events, there will be some games (Sumo Suits, Giant Janga, footballs, Hula Hoops, Sock Wrestling etc) to play for you as a spectator as well. Admission for spectators is free.

PLEASE NOTE: The Dublin City Triathlon is taking place in Pheonix Park on Sunday morning with main parking on Chesterfield Road, so be prepared that parking spaces might be very limited.

After the Olympic Events, the After Party takes place in the Grand Social Beer Garden with a price giving ceremony from 18:00 and from 20:00 an After Party Gig (Tickets: EUR 5) with live music by Ana Gog and Ocho will take place.

www.facebook.com/events/522147731174083/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Aug

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 25 Aug

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

Irish Roots: Walking through the Gardens’ Past

14:30, Sun 25 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A free guided walk “Irish Roots: Walking through the Gardens’ Past” will take place. Plant-hunters, botanists, poets and philosophers have all been associated with the Gardens. Join this history-themed tour showcasing the rich heritage that is the National Botanic Gardens. Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

A focus on Irish Art – Tour

15:00, Sun 25 Aug

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The public tour “A focus on Irish Art” with guide Michelle Doyle will take place, Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/943-public-tour-irish-art

Dublin Concert Band

15:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Aug

St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The Dublin Concert Band will perform in St. Enda’s Park on Sunday and admission is free.

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 Aug

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

World Music Day & Food Exchange

15:00 – 18:30, Sun 25 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

A World music day takes place with the line-up Kiru, Mama Kasbah, Manden Express. Admission is free.

www.granbypark.com/events/world-music-day-traditional-food-exchange/

Saucy Sundays

17:00 – 22:00, Sun 25 Aug

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). In brief: The Boo Box, Campbell & The Lip-Ticklers, Handsome Handsome, Tickly Teeth, Shadowboxer, Jupe, Mabdeb Express and Davina Brady Music.

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

17:00, Sun 25 Aug

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 25 Aug

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/

A MUSING – Comedy and Poetry

19:00 – 20:00, Sun 25 Aug

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2

“A MUSING” is the stand-up comedy and original poetry performance by Dave Hynes and special guests. It takes place on the last Sunday of the month with doors at 18:30 and the performance at 19:00. Admission is free.

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge is an alcohol free cafe, open until 23:00 on 7 days a week.

www.accents-lounge.com/

Latin Ireland

20:00 – 02:00, Sun 25 Aug

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/

Little Matador – Gig

20:00, Sun 25 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Little Matador will perform in Whelan’s and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/little-matador/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

20:00 – 22:00, Sun 25 Aug

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen are performing onthe Groundfloor.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 25 Aug

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 25 Aug

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 25 Aug

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 25 Aug

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

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

www.globe.ie/events.php

Sunday Roast

21:00, Sun 25 Aug

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). In brief: Rosco, Evora, Digital Deeper, Doppler, Blow, Imni-K,

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 25 Aug

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 25 Aug

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 26 Aug

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Sand Sculpture Exhibition

09:00 – 18:00, Mon 26 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is a cool art installation! Every year for the last 11 years, a group of sculptors turns more than eighty tons of sand in a unique exhibition/installation outside in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle.

This year’s theme for the sculptures is “The Bright Side” and will show what is good about Ireland and being Irish. Four big sand sculptures have been carved into heavily compacted sand by the artists from Duthain Dealbh (Irish Sand Sculpture) and the exhibition will run from 06-28 Aug and all will disappear on 29 Aug. So there are only a few more days to visit this impressive exhibition! I definitely recommend a visit. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/irish.sandsculpture

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:00, Mon 26 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening in the summer months. The times vary a little from day to day (for the double bill on Saturdays 12:45), so make sure that you check the link below for the relevant day.

The daily programmes are
01+04+06+08+12+14+16+18+20+22+26+28+30 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free/
02+05+07+09+11+13+15+19+21+23+25+27+29 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free/
03+10+17+24+31 Aug: Saturday Double Bill www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free/

www.ifi.ie/

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Mon 26 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Yoga & Relaxation at Exchange

13:00 – 14:00, Mon 26 Aug

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

You are invited to a yoga & relaxation class at Exchange Dublin on Mondays at lunchtime. All levels of experience are welcome. The class will focus on finding and creating space to breathe, relax and expand into the body as we move and practice yoga. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring along a yoga mat if possible. The class is free of charge but donations are welcome.

www.exchangedublin.ie/

Let’s Walk & Talk: Ayrfield

14:00 – 15:30, Mon 26 Aug

St. Paul’s Church, Blunden Drive, Ayrfield, Dublin 13

Entitled “Ayrfield: A Young Estate in an ancient Hinterland” this Let’s Walk & Talk events will discover the rich heritage of Ayrfield and surrounding areas on this tour and enjoy some intriguing stories along the way.

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

Code for Dublin

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 26 Aug

George’s Hill Chapel, Halston Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

“Code for Dublin – Hack the Lockout” is a Community Hack Night (organised by Curate Dublin). Expert mentors will facilitate helping you build mobile apps, augmented reality, navigation aids, and citizen journalism. The idea is to assist a soon-to-be launched “Dublin Tenement Experience” museum by inventing digital tools to support their summer events.

Code for Dublin will run weekly through the summer (24 June – 26 August) and will highlight events surrounding dublintenementexperience.com. By the end of the summer you will be a coder/hacker and will have helped tell the story of Dublin’s past and life in the tenements.

Participation is free, but a donation of EUR 5 is requested to cover the cost of renting the venue and food/snack. Bring your Laptop (or tablet with keyboard) so that you can participate fully. If you have trouble finding the place, ring Shannon on 086-2282551. Free tickets and more information can be obtained on www.eventbrite.com/event/7226421421/eorg

www.curatedublin.com/CodeforDublin/

Jemson Green – Gig

20:00, Mon 26 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Jemson Green are launching their video “Who am I” and are supported by guests. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/jemson-green/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 26 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 26 Aug

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 26 Aug

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 26 Aug

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 26 Aug

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 27 Aug

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Sand Sculpture Exhibition

09:00 – 18:00, Tue 27 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is a cool art installation! Every year for the last 11 years, a group of sculptors turns more than eighty tons of sand in a unique exhibition/installation outside in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle.

This year’s theme for the sculptures is “The Bright Side” and will show what is good about Ireland and being Irish. Four big sand sculptures have been carved into heavily compacted sand by the artists from Duthain Dealbh (Irish Sand Sculpture) and the exhibition will run from 06-28 Aug and all will disappear on 29 Aug. So there are only a few more days to visit this impressive exhibition! I definitely recommend a visit. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/irish.sandsculpture

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 27 Aug

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 on Tuesday now as well. 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

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:00, Tue 27 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening in the summer months. The times vary a little from day to day (for the double bill on Saturdays 12:45), so make sure that you check the link below for the relevant day.

The daily programmes are
01+04+06+08+12+14+16+18+20+22+26+28+30 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free/
02+05+07+09+11+13+15+19+21+23+25+27+29 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free/
03+10+17+24+31 Aug: Saturday Double Bill www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free/

www.ifi.ie/

Family history resources at the Public Record Office of NI

13:00 – 13:30, Tue 27 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

A talk about “Family history resources at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland” will take place in the National Libraries Genealogy series. Glynn Kelso will speak. Admission is free.

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

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Tue 27 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Back Door Sessions

20:00, Tue 27 Aug

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

Goddess Group

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 27 Aug

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

A meeting group for women (age 18 and over) to learn to celebrate femininity, discuss themes ideas and philosophies, share, heal, drink tea, support each other, have some fun and make new friends. Discover and celebrate your inner Goddesses together.

Admission is free, but donations of up to EUR 5 to cover tea and for the use of the space are appreciated.

www.exchangedublin.ie/

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 27 Aug

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 27 Aug

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/

Plateau Sessions

20:30, Tue 27 Aug

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions, a open mic night with special guest take place on Tuesday, but the line-up is not on the website yet.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-plateau-sessions-3/

The Grand Folk Club

21:00, Tue 27 Aug

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 plan for the night is: Open Mic Night with Special Guests. Admission is free.

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

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 27 Aug

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.

Wednesday 28 Aug

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Sand Sculpture Exhibition

09:00 – 18:00, Wed 28 Aug

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is a cool art installation! Every year for the last 11 years, a group of sculptors turns more than eighty tons of sand in a unique exhibition/installation outside in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle.

This year’s theme for the sculptures is “The Bright Side” and will show what is good about Ireland and being Irish. Four big sand sculptures have been carved into heavily compacted sand by the artists from Duthain Dealbh (Irish Sand Sculpture) and the exhibition will run from 06-28 Aug and all will disappear on 29 Aug.

This is the last day to visit this impressive exhibition! I definitely recommend a visit. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/irish.sandsculpture

Phoenix Park – Guided Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 28 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Walk to the Papal Cross via Park Lodges with Irene Barry will take place. Meet at Farmleigh Reception)

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

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:00, Wed 28 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening in the summer months. The times vary a little from day to day (for the double bill on Saturdays 12:45), so make sure that you check the link below for the relevant day.

The daily programmes are
01+04+06+08+12+14+16+18+20+22+26+28+30 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free/
02+05+07+09+11+13+15+19+21+23+25+27+29 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free/
03+10+17+24+31 Aug: Saturday Double Bill www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free/

www.ifi.ie/

Irish Newspaper Archives

13:00 – 13:30, Wed 28 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Irish Newspaper Archives – Opening up the Nation’s Newspaper Archives”. Join Phillip Martin for a talk on Irish Newspaper Archives. Admission is free and no booking required.

Irish Newspaper Archives is the largest digital archive of Irish Newspapers, with over 40 titles from all over the country, providing access to millions of newspaper articles spanning over 300 years of Irish history.

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

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Wed 28 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 28 Aug

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

Film Screening: The Birdcage

19:00 – 23:00, Wed 28 Aug

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

Why So Serious? invite to the film screening of 1996?s camp cult comedy classic ‘The Birdcage’, starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/why-so-serious-2/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 28 Aug

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 28 Aug

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 28 Aug

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 28 Aug

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 28 Aug

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 28 Aug

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).

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The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 29 Aug

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

Dublin Food Co-op

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 29 Aug

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

XSS Hack Attack – dot conf deep dives

12:45 – 14:00, Thu 29 Aug

National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, Dublin 1

dot conf is a yearly technology conference in the National College of Ireland and the “deep dives” are talks that go a good bit deeper than just skimming the surfaces of a topic. The NCIRL will now run a number of deep dives throughout the year to complement the once-yearly conference.

The first dot conf deep dive will deal with “XSS Hack Attacks – Is your web app secure?” XSS stands for cross-site scripting and if you want to know more or book a place, find the website via the link below.

www.ncirl.ie/NewsEvents/Events.aspx

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:00, Thu 29 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening in the summer months. The times vary a little from day to day (for the double bill on Saturdays 12:45), so make sure that you check the link below for the relevant day.

The daily programmes are
01+04+06+08+12+14+16+18+20+22+26+28+30 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free/
02+05+07+09+11+13+15+19+21+23+25+27+29 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free/
03+10+17+24+31 Aug: Saturday Double Bill www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free/

www.ifi.ie/

Opera in the Open

13:00, Thu 29 Aug

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

This is your last chance for 2013:

In its 13th year, Dublin City Council’s Art Office is inviting you to “Opera in the Open” every Thursday at 13:00 during August. Admission is free and the programme for 2013 is:
01 August: Tosca (Puccini)
08 August: Werther (Massenet)
15 August: The Turn of the Screw (Britten)
22 August: L’Elisir D’Amore (Donizetti)
29 August: Candide (Bernstein)
The leaflet is here: www.dublincity.ie/Press/Documents/OperaInThePark.pdf

www.facebook.com/pages/Opera-In-The-Open/125207224255?fref=ts

Oral histories for genealogical research

13:00 – 13:30, Thu 29 Aug

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Have you ever been interested in researching your roots, but unsure of where to start? The National Library is hosting a series of lunchtime lectures on different aspects of Irish family history research and on Thursday genealogist Derek Neilson will talk about using oral histories for genealogical research: “Audio and Family History as Sources for Genealogy”

Admission is free.

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

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Thu 29 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Scripts of the Islamic World – Tour

13:10, Thu 29 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The next In Focus Tours is called “Some Scripts of the Islamic World” with Nateghe Moane. Admission is free, but places are limited to 15 (first come first served).

Free, limited to 15

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

Lunchtime Recital – Elizabeth Pinl & Anthony Byrnes

13:15, Thu 29 Aug

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“The Last Rose of Summer” –– Elizabeth Pink (contralto) and Anthony Byrne (piano) will perform Berlioz: Le spectre de la rose; Grieg: Zur Rosenzeit, Jeg elsker Dig; Quilter: 4 songs op.2; “Marigold” and “Railroad Rhythm” by Billy Mayerl for solo piano; MacDowell: 4 songs op. 56; Alma Mahler: Laue Sommernacht, Die stille Stadt; Arr. Hubert Rooney: The last rose of summer.

Admission is free.

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

Doing a Great Job Interview – Workshop

13:30 – 14:30, Thu 29 Aug

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

The Dublin City Public Libraries Career Direction and Development Programme continues with the free workshop “Doing a Great Job Interview” by HR Consultant Mary Hanson. Booking is recommended via 01-8733996.

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 29 Aug

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

Booka Brass – Gig

19:00, Thu 29 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Booka BRass, the New Orleans-style brass band, will perform in Whelan’s and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-booka-brass-3/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 29 Aug

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 29 Aug

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 29 Aug

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.

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 29 Aug

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 29 Aug

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

Vodoo Sessions

21:00, Thu 29 Aug

Voodoo Lounge, 39 Arran Quay, Dublin 2

The Voodoo Lounge is back! It was closed for a while but with new management it is back and full of energy and life.

On Thursdays the Voodoo Sessions, a Singer/Songwriter showcase, will take place and at the next event Deco Greene, Kurtis Murphy, Craig Gallagher & The Fallen Drakes will perform.

www.facebook.com/vldublin

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 29 Aug

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

The Cabin Sessions, an Acoustic Music event will take place again. The Cabin Sessions House Band with Spats Davenport (guitar), Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (bass) and special guests: No Direction (Country), Taylor’s Lane (contemporary), Minnie & The Illywhackers (ukulele swing) will perform. Admission is free.

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 29 Aug

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

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 29 Aug

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing. Until the end of August, that Thursday Session is part of the Steeple Sessions programme (www.steeplesessions.com )

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

New Dublin Now – Gigs

21:30, Thu 29 Aug

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

New Dublin Now, is a selection of some of the best new sounds in the city. Five or more acts are playing short sets every week and new acts are always welcome. Email info@beerhousedublin.com for more info. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/beerhousedublin

Zebra Club: Swords / Tara

22:30, Thu 29 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Zebra Club is featuring Swords and Tara on Thursday. Admission is free before 22:30 and the gig starts at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-swords-tara-stewart-full-band/

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Creative Mornings

08:30 – 10:00, Fri 30 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

Creative Mornings is a monthly free lecture series for creative types. The lectures are recorded and viewed by a global audience on the Creative Mornings website. The theme for August’s Creative Mornings is Urbanism. The inspiring speakers who’ll be discussing this topic are social innovators Sam Bishop and Peter O’Brien, members of the UPSTART COLLECTIVE that created Granby Park.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Check the website below for details.

www.granbypark.com/events/creative-mornings-in-granby-park/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 30 Aug

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

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:00, Fri 30 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening in the summer months. The times vary a little from day to day (for the double bill on Saturdays 12:45), so make sure that you check the link below for the relevant day.

The daily programmes are
01+04+06+08+12+14+16+18+20+22+26+28+30 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free/
02+05+07+09+11+13+15+19+21+23+25+27+29 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free/
03+10+17+24+31 Aug: Saturday Double Bill www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free/

www.ifi.ie/

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Fri 30 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Lunchtime Recital – Duo PerKett

13:15, Fri 30 Aug

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Duo PerKelt, medieval celtic fusion: Štepán Honc (guitar, cittern) and Pavlína Bastlová (flute and vocals), perform music from medieval Spain, Flanders, Bohemia and Ireland.

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

Garden Walking Tour – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 15:00, Fri 30 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Garden Walking Tour with Guest Speaker Liz Morga will take place and meeting point is at the Walled Garden.

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,24302,en.html

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 30 Aug

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 30 Aug

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 30 Aug

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

International Student Fun Night

20:00, Fri 30 Aug

Doyle’s Bar, 9 College Street, Dublin 2

All International Students in Ireland are invited to the “Infinity College Irish Culture Fun Night”. There will be live music, finger food, free beer for the first 50 people and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/315560085256054/

Julyo & The Photosonic Orrchestra

20:00 – 02:30, Fri 30 Aug

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

Julyo & the Photosonic Orchestra is a “contemporary-folk” line up performing a mix of Italian folk music and World grooves.

Supporting act will be provided by Dublin based singer/songwriter Laura Ann Brady.

DJ set after the show provided by Exploding Plastic Inevitable – Kammamuri.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/julyo-the-photosonic-orchestra/

Statues of us – Gig

20:00, Fri 30 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Statues of us” and guests FInally Statues” will perform at 20:00. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/statues-of-us/

Super Hanz EP Launch

20:00, Fri 30 Aug

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Super Hanz launch their EP and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1396052717281660/

Addison Lodge Open Mic Night

21:00 – 00:30, Fri 30 Aug

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 30 Aug

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

Leinster House to open its doors for Culture Night

Fri 20 Sept

Leinster House

This is a VERY early advance notive, I know. A whole month until Culture Night takes place, but you wouldn’t believe how popular the Leinster House tours are. I got an early heads up and I will quickly pass it on to you so that you have a chance to book your place on the tour. I did the Leinster House (that’s the building where the Irish Parliament is in) last year and it is extremely interesting.

So, if you want to look behind the curtains of political power at a tour, don’t delay and book as soon as possible!

Tours are free, but ticketed and due to high demand there is a limit of four tickets per person. If you want to reserve tickets call 1890 252 808 or better (and cheaper) go to www.oireachtasevents.ie to book.

American Football

31 Aug – 19:00

Tallaght Stadium

On Saturday 31 Aug, the Greendell Falcons from Canada and Bristol Academy Pride from the UK will come to Ireland to take part in the Gathering Bowl, an American Football Tournament. The game will take place in Tallaght Stadium and kick off will be 19:00.

In addition to The Gathering Bowl, on Wednesday 28th August, a domestic U20 selection of young players selected mainly from IAFL clubs will play a challenge game against the Greendell Falcons. Time and venue for this game will be announced shortly.

Tickets are free and you can get them on www.eventbrite.ie/event/7620233323?ref=ebtn

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+11+24 Aug – 11:00

The next guided free walks by the Dublin Mountain Partnership are taking place on 10, 11 and 24 August. The walks have different degrees of difficulties and requiremens. Check the website and also check the pre-registration requirement. www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

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This is odd

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

1913 Lockout – Rose-tinted glasses?

The 1913 Lockout is the big event of this month with official and semi-official festivities and it seems that especially the unions are joyous. But is it joy? “Commemoration” doesn’t automatically mean “celebration”. Well, there seems to be a certain degree of pride I would say. Pride maybe in the form “Thanks to us unions, the working and living conditions in today’s Ireland are soo much better.” But would that not have improved without unions as well as it did in many other countries?

I am certainly not an expert on the 1913 Lockout and because I didn’t really know much about it and was a bit puzzled about how keen some are on commemorating/celebrating it, I read up a bit on it. But I didn’t read any scientific analysis of the events or a sociological discussion of the events and their consequences. Instead I just read what it said on Wikipiedia.

Now we all know that the writer of any information can hugely influence the interpretation of it and because I don’t know what political opinion the writer of the information in Wikipedia has, I don’t know how neutral and objective the information is.

But let’s assume – for a moment – that it is reasonably objective. It makes you wonder if the unions maybe see the events through rose-tinted glasses:

It seems that Jim Larkin, the union leader, wasn’t overly respected in his union. He was sent by his union from Belfast to Dublin because he caused some trouble in Belfast. He then got suspended from his union in Dublin so that he had to form his own union. And in the end, te strike really failed to achieve what it set out to achieve.

And on the other side: William Martin Murphy, the employer, wasn’t as horrible as we are meant to believe. It seems he was regarded as a good employer, a kind man and his employees got a fair wage. He was successful but seemingly didn’t need unions to be fair to his employees. Politically he would have been completely on opposite ends to Socialist Revolutionary Larkin and Marxist James Connolly. So it is no surprise that he didn’t want to let Larkin walk all over him.

Another aspect: A third of Dublin’s population lived in slums, but let’s be brutally honest. At that time in the beginning of the last century, Ireland was more what we later called a “Third World Country” being a remote, and troublesome appendix to England. 1913 Germany was probably a lot more affluent, but I have seen pictures that shock us today.

So could it be that the unionists weren’t as heroic as we are meant to believe? And the employers were not as evil and exploitative. And maybe the poverty in teh country was not solvable with the Marxism and Socialism of Larkin and Connolly?

I have NO answers for these questions, so but based on what I read on Wikipedia, it seems odd what we are meant to believe. Rose-tinted glasses maybe?

BTW: Yes, I will check out the exhibition in the National Library and other resources, maybe then I will see the light. ;-) )

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