Dublin Event Guide 328: Nepal Day, World Vegetarian Day, Festival of History, Oktoberfest

September 27th, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 328 | 27 September 2013

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Hi all!

The summer is over, but it seems we still get a few sun rays this weekend, before the long grey period might set in again. Outdoors events are making a last effort to tempt us and in a week or two, the indoor season will start and will continue until around St. Patrick’s Day (with a few brief interruptions). We certainly can’t complain this year. I remember the Dublin City Soul Festival Sunday as one of the best days. Sitting in the park listening to great music … what more could you want.

We do not rely on good weather in Dublin, right? Because the default is not so great and good is an exception! So the events (and also the free events) will just continue. Adjusted to the changed circumstances but not with any less energy or quality.

Bottom line? There is always something interesting to do in Dublin and if anyone gets bored in Dublin, then they don’t know about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). :-) This week have a good look at the competitions! There are some crackers! :-)

Oh and please keep spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)! Tell the people you meet about it and suggest to them to subscribe too. They can do that easily on the right hand side at www.dublineventguide.com and they can also LIKE the Dublin Event Guide at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide

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Have a great weekend + week!

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good message is a simple quote by Christian D. Larson:

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

I think that can stand on its own without further explanations. Just make sure that you don’t forget it during the week!

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Last week Patricia O’N, Ju Yearn S and Clodagh C were the great people who helped with a crucial donation! Thanks a lot! All the support is much needed. Do you want to be part of the “wonderful people list” as well? Just a small contribution and you will join the ranks of the much appreciated Dublin Event Guide supporters.
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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

This section is intended to provide some help in picking and choosing from the huge number of events by sharing with you what I will/might or would do. This is not a “best of…” list and if an event is not listed here, it by no means implies that the event is not interesting. Instead my “picks” are just based on my personal preferences. All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

This week you should look at the Dublin Festival of History and – if you are aging :-) – ath the Positive Ageing Week Programme, They are bigger programmes but there are some immediate one-day events as well: Angels in the Park and maybe the Antiques Roadshow in Glasnevin Cemetery sound interesting on Saturday. The Oktoberfest and the Nutgrove Arts Fest are worth your consideration as well, though.

On Sunday it is crystal clear: The World Vegetarian Day Festival (if that is your thing) and the Nepal Day are my highlights. There are lots of other cool events too, but you can’t do everything. ;-)

By the way, if you read through the Dublin Event Guide PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t think that you should or have to read it from top to bottom. Just read the headlines! If something interests you, read more, if it doesn’t move to the next!

Competitions

Private Singing Session – Competition

You have another chance to enter this competition if you didn’t get a chance last week:

Are you interested in booking a private singing lesson or a series of private singing lessons? Maybe to prepare for auditions etc in Musical Theatre, Ballads, Folk, Sean Nos, Disney, Pop, Jazz, Blues etc. Or maybe you want to learn a specific party pieces to gain confidence. Or maybe you like singing and want to get the very best out of your voice.

Niamh O’Brien is a Professional Vocal Coach with years of experience in the recording and professional singing world. She teaches one to one private lessons in Dublin, tailoring each lesson specifically to the student and what they wish to achieve. Each lesson lasts for 1 hour and costs EUR 40,

And one Dublin Event Guide reader will get a 1 hour private singing session with Niamh for free.

Niamh is asking you to Like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DublinVocalCoachSingingLessons and SHARE it with your friends. Then send your competition entry to dublineventguide@gmail.com with VOCALCOACH as the subject of the mail and with your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The winner will be chosen by random draw, but I check all mails to make sure that name and mobile phone number is in it and it can be quite boring to get lots of mails with just two lines, so feel free to send me a little messages with it! ;-) It won’t influence your chances, but it might entertain me a little! :-) Your mail has to be with me by 15:00 on Wed 02 October.

And if you want to book directly, contact Niamh, Professional Dublin Vocal Coach at: dublinvocalcoach@gmail.com or on 087 8137929. Gift vouchers are also available for that someone special. Niamh says “Let your spirit sing, Express yourself, Sing with Power, Confidence and Feeling. I will help you to get the very best out of your voice!”

www.facebook.com/DublinVocalCoachSingingLessons

Home Computer Training – Competition

Are you trying to up skill for a new job? Need Excel or PowerPoint skills? Want to use Facebook or Twitter for your business or personal use? Or have you trouble syncing your new digital device to iTunes?

Aishling Monaghan is a professional Computer Tutor with many years of experience in Office Management and training. She teaches one-to-one private lessons in Dublin, tailoring each lesson specifically to the student and what they wish to achieve. Each lesson lasts for 1 hour and costs EUR 40.

And one lucky Dublin Event Guide reader will get a 1 hour Computer Training lesson in their own Home with Aishling Monaghan. She will work with you on your own computer, iPad, iPhone or laptop and work specifically to your training needs.

Dublin Computer Tutor also provide expert CV services if you are looking for a more professional looking CV and help with interview preparation.

The facebook page is at www.facebook.com/dublincomputertutor and you can follow Aishling on Twitter www.twitter.com/dublintutor If you want to book directly, contact Aishling, Dublin Computer Tutor at info@dublincomputertutor.com or on 087 936 2819. (Gift vouchers are also available.)

And if you want to enter the competition, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with COMPUTER TUTOR as the subject line of your mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Wed 09 Oct at 15:00. If you know in what area you would like to get some training, tell me a bit about your requirements. This won’t influence your chances, but it helps understanding where more help is needed.

Jazz with Joan Shields – Ticket Competition

Sun 29 Sept: 20:00 (Doors: 19:30)
Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Joan Shields is a popular and talented Jazz singer who is well known in the Dublin music scene and has 10 years of experience on the Irish and International Stage. On Sunday she will be in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre for an enjoyable night of Jazz. Joan Shields and her Band will interpret songs old and new, from Billie Holiday to Bebop to Tori Amos and more.

She is accompanied by an international ensemble of top musicians: Julien Colarossi on Guitar; Leopoldo Osio on Piano; Peter Erdei on Bass and Jerry Fehily, previously of Hot House Flowers, on Percussion.

Admission is EUR 10. For further information and bookings, visit www.bewleyscafetheatre.com Tickets will also available at the door.

For a Dublin Event Guide Competition Joan has made a pair of tickets available and if you want to win that pair of tickets you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with JOAN in the subject line and with your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Saturday 28 Sept at 14:00. Please only enter if you are available on Sunday evening.

Jinjo Crew Break Dancing fused with Korean and Irish Music – Ticket Competition

Sat 05 Oct: 19:30
DIT, Gleeson Theatre, Kevin Street, Dublin 8

A unique, once-off and very interesting event will take place on Saturday and the organisers were very generous.

A funky fusion of b-boying world champion, Jinjo Crew, with Korean and Irish traditional music ensembles will be performed. and this music and dance from completely different origins (Korea+Ireland) and genres (street dance+traditional music) will come together in unexpected harmony and fun to celebrate the multicultural melting pot that Dublin is.

The Jinjo Crew are world champions of all five international break-dancing competitions: UK B-Boy Championship, R16Korea, FreeStyle Session, Battle of the Year, and BC One! The Korean music will be performed by Queen, the most popular Korean traditional music ensemble and the traditional Irish music will be performed by the DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble.

You can’t buy tickets for the event. Instead you have to take part in this competition. It was originally mainly intended for the Korean community, but Ju Yearn Sun, a very passionate Dublin Event Guide supporter, who is involved in organising and promoting this event wanted to make sure that some Dublin Event Guide readers also could come to it. Thanks Ju Yearn!

The organisers have made 10 pairs of tickets available and to enter, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with JINJO in the subject of the mail and with your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by Wed 02 Oct at 15:00.

And if you want to get a taster of a Jinjo Crew performance, have a look here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MApRR38cZoY

Promote your product or (non-free) event with a competition in the Dublin Event Guide!

The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) focuses on free events, but we all fully understand that not everything can be free in life and if you run a non-free event (or sell a cool product), I am sure it would help you if you could let the 26,000+ Dublin Event Guide readers know about your event or product. If you can make a few tickets (product samples) available for the Dublin Event Guide readers, I can help you and promote your event (product) in the context of a competition. Cost to you? In most cases not a cent! Just contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the details. It is all very simple! ;-)

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Heartbeat of Home – Riverdance Mark II?

I am sure you have heard of Riverdance, an Irish dance and music phenomenon that was created as a 7-minute half-time show at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and since then has been and still is on tour around the world as a full show. Nearly 20 years!! It has been seen by over 23 mio (!!) people in 350 cities all over the world and generated a massive amount of money. 10,000 performances. Amazing!

Now, 20 years later, the new Riverdance is being launched. It is called “Heartbeat of Home” and seems to be a new, updated and younger version of Riverdance. Still a dance and music show but now with more contemporary music mixed in as well and also afro-cuban and latin elements. Heartbeat of Home has been launched in the Grand Canal/Bord Gais Theatre this week and will run in Dublin from 25 Sept – 12 Oct for 21 performances only.

It’s not free, I know (EUR 20 – 47.50). But if “Heartbeat of Home” reaches only a fraction of the people Riverdance has reached, you want to know about it! ;-) Find more details on www.facebook.com/heartbeatofhome and on www.heartbeatofhome.com

WritersWebTV.com – Online Writing Workshops from Dublin

On 28 Sept WritersWebTV.com will be launched. It is a new Irish start-up delivering live online writing workshops to creative writers worldwide. The workshops will be livestreamed and are interactive, feature Irish and international best-selling writers and industry professionals and are suitable for a worldwide audience.

The inaugural workshop “Writing for Children and Young Adults” will run on Sat, 28 Sept at www.writerswebtv.com with picture book authors & illustrators Marie Louise Fitzpatrick and Michael Emberley; Emmy award winning director Norton Virgien of Brown Bag Films, and Literary Agent Polly Nolan. They will be joined by international bestselling YA authors Meg Rosoff and Oisín McGann, all giving their sage advice and talking the viewers through the colourful world of children’s and YA fiction. The event will be led by experienced workshop facilitator Vanessa O’Loughlin, founder of writing.ie.

Other upcoming courses are “Getting to the Heart of it: Writing Women’s Fiction” on Tues 15 Oct, “Crime Pays: Writing Crime Fiction” on Wed 30 Oct and “Getting Published” on Sat 09 Nov.

Viewers can watch the full one-day workshops for free when they watch them live. If they want to download a workshop or watch it later, they can pay to keep the course.

Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin – You should voice your opinion!

With a bit of luck there will be a Directly Elected Mayor from mid 2014 that possibly would be responsible for all four local authorities in Dublin (Dublin City, Fingal County, South Dublin County and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County). This would get rid of the nonsensical role of the “Lord Mayor”, who is not elected and is only there to open shopping centres and exhibition and has no proper influence and hopefully would replace the “City Manager” who is not elected and doesn’t seem to have to do what the elected councils decide. But this is just ONE of a few options for the new role.

If you want to have some influence on the decisions in connection with the Directly Elected Mayor, you can submit your views or just take part in a survey. Survey participation and submissions are invited until 12 October and you can find out more at www.mayor4dublin.ie/

Help Homeless People with your vote – Coca Cola Fund

Alma Reddington, a loyal Dublin Event Guide Reader, who works with homeless people in Depaul Ireland, contacted me and asked for support for Depaul Ireland.

Similar to an alcoholic drinks company that offered to support some deserving organisations recently ;-) , Coca-Cola is offering money to organisations that spread the word about and help their “customers” with achieving a healthy lifestyle. 45 organisations got shortlisted and are all from the sports or charity field.

Different from the alcoholic drinks company, Coca-Cola runs a fairer process by only allowing (and requiring) ONE vote and by putting the public vote at the END of the process instead of at the beginning (and ignoring it then!).

Vote for the organisation that you think should get up to EUR 25,000 by clicking on this link and consider that Alma would very much appreciate your support for Depaul Ireland.

SKILTFUL – TRY OUT COURSES BEFORE YOU TAKE THEM!

Skiltful is a new website that will allow you to try out courses before you take them by allowing you to access online sample sessions or lectures. The people behind Skiltful also plan to provide free online courses for everybody who wants to upskill. You can see the website at www.skiltful.com

Skiltful already got David McWilliams, the popular economist, on board. David is launching a new evening Diploma course and on Skiltful you can get exclusive access to some of his course material. The free training videos are at www.skiltful.com/economics

(By the way: The banners above did get a little chewed in the technical transfer process, it seems. They should have looked nicer, but I am sure you get the idea nevertheless.)

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.

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

Teacup Scandal – Roisin O’Farrell – Doorway Gallery

05 Sept – 04 Oct

The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick St, Dublin 2

Roisin O’Farrell will show her painting exhibition “Teacup Scandal” in the Doorway Gallery. The exhibition runs until 04 Oct and admission is free. At Culture Night on 20 Sept, there will be a live painting demonstration. thedoorwaygallery.com/

Luis Diaz – Colora Experimenta – Photography Exhibition

03-17 Oct – Opening on 03 Oct from 18:00-21:00

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street, Dublin 2

Colora Experimenta provides an inside look into how (Venezuelan) Luis Diaz perceives his surroundings. European architecture and landscape hold a special allure for many, and this collection captures the essence of these locations in an eternal and timeless way. An extensive background in graphic design allows Diaz to be more connected to the creative process, yielding a product that is both personal and deliberate. Opening hours are 12:00-19:00 from Mon-Fri. www.cfcp.ie/

Colora Experimenta provides an inside look into how (Venezuelan) Luis Diaz perceives his surroundings. European architecture and landscape hold a special allure for many, and this collection captures the essence of these locations in an eternal and timeless way. An extensive background in graphic design allows Diaz to be more connected to the creative process, yielding a product that is both personal and deliberate.
Then running 12-7pm Monday to Friday.

What We Saw – KCAT Studio Artists

02-11 Oct

Atrium, Dublin City Council Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2

“What We Saw” is an exhibition of works by KCAT studio artists. The KCAT studio combines artists with learning disabilities and other disadvantages with professional arts practitioners. KCAT Studio Artists are supported by mentors and a facilitator in all aspects of their professional development.The exhibition will open on Wed 02 Oct at 18:30. wwwt.kcat.ie

@TheDrawingRoom Launch

04-06 Oct

12 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1

To launch @TheDrawingRoom an exhibition will take place in 12 Henrietta Street showcasing contemporary artworks in one of Dublin’s finest Georgian houses. Patrick Guinness, President of the Irish Georgian Society, will open the exhibition on 04 October at 19:30 and it will be open on the 05 and 06 October from 11:00-18:00. Admission is free. www.thedrawingroom.info?

Friday 27 Sep

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Discover Research Dublin 2013

17:00 – 23:00, Fri 27 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

What’s this? Another Friday night of events? It looks like a Culture Night for researchers!?

Trinity College Dublin & the Royal Irish Academy are hosting Ireland’s 2013 contribution to European Researchers’ Night, an annual event to raise public awareness of researchers and research careers across Europe. The goal is to give everybody, in particular young people, the opportunity to meet researchers within the context of interactive activities and hands-on demonstrations to highlight how interesting a career in research is.

Events and activities will take place across the campus of Trinity College, as well as inside and outside the RIA on Dawson Street, along with outdoor projections on buildings around the centre of Dublin. There will be: Hands-on experiments conducted by researchers, Scientific demonstrations with public participation – crowd-sourcing events, Guided visits of labs, research institutions, museums ?usually closed to the public; Family-friendly activities and Competitive activities (pub quizzes + Lego challenges).

All events are free and a detailed list is here: www.discoverresearchdublin.com/events/

www.discoverresearchdublin.com/

Earthship – Gig

19:00, Fri 27 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Earthship are perfoming in “Live from the Window”!. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-earthship/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 27 Sep

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

Fitsteps Masterclass

19:30 – 20:30, Fri 27 Sep

Hub Events Centre, Unit 9 Millennium Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

FitSteps was created as a result of the long dance training sessions that are part of Britain’s entertainment show “Strictly Come Dancing”. Natalie Lowe, Mark Foster and Ian Waite had the idea to mix the graceful steps of Ballroom Dancing and the up tempo steps of the Latin dances together to create a fun, energetic and effective way to stay fit and keep trim that would appeal to everyone, even if they couldn’t dance.

On Friday a free class takes place in Dublin to introduce you to this new fitness/workout routine. Tickets need to be booked on www.fitstepsdublin.eventbrite.co.uk/

FitSteps® came to life in 2013 as the result of a collaboration between two of the UK’s most famous ballroom dancers and Britain’s most successful swimmer!

During the long, arduous dance training sessions that are an integral part of Britain’s most successful entertainment show, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, Natalie Lowe, Mark Foster and Ian Waite had a great idea.

They decided to mix the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up tempo steps of the Latin dances together to create a really fun, energetic and effective way to stay fit and keep trim that would appeal to everyone, even if they couldn’t dance. A dance fitness programme that is ‘so much fun you don’t even realise you’re getting fit!’

And FitSteps® is unique. It is the first time that classic Latin and Ballroom dances have been brought together with proven fitness techniques and principles to create not only a programme that can have extraordinarily wide appeal, but one that also has the potential to make a real and lasting impact on the health of the nation

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

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 27 Sep

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

Rudytrixx – Gig

22:30, Fri 27 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rudytrixx are performing in the “Midnight Hour”. Admission is free if you are there before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-booka-brass-band-2/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 28 Sep

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/

Positive Ageing Week 2013

09:00, Sat 28 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

From Friday 27 September to Saturday 05 October Age Action is celebrating Positive Ageing in Ireland. Positive Ageing Week is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. This is the 11th year Age Action has marked UN International Day of Older Persons (01 October).

The calender of events can be downloaded here
www.ageaction.ie/sites/default/files/pdf/26-09%20Final%20PAW%20National%20Calendar.pdf
The document is 200 pages long! the Dublin Section is from Page 49 until Page 81.

I will not be able to list the events here so please check the website below and the Event Calender above.

www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-2013

Sculpture in Context

09:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Sculpture in Context” is a brilliant idea and concept: It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition were beautiful sculptures from talented artists are perfectly integrated in the amazing Botanic Garden.

Admission is free and the exhibition will run until 18 October.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Parkrun Ireland is organising free weekly runs in parks. It is a timed run over 5km and participation is completely free, but registration before your first parkrun is required.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 28 Sep

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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Sep

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

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

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 28 Sep

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

Ranelagh Arts Festival

10:00, Sat 28 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 16-29 September and there are plenty of free events taking place. have a look at the website below to see the full programme.

www.ranelagharts.org/

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 28 Sep

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

www.templebar.ie

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:30, Sat 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Eason Story Time

11:00, Sat 28 Sep

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/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

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

The very last time for Yoga in the Park in 2013! After Saturday, there will be a long break until May of next year. Fiona Moloney from Two Palms Yoga and her whole team of Yoga instructors have done a great job again and many of you told me that that you enjoyed Yoga in the Park. Now this week there is a last push because if you remember the money collected from donations is all for the Simon Community and there are another EUR 120 needed to reach the impressive amount of EUR 4,000. So, come to the Yoga a last time and be generous if you can. :-) The weather forecast looks promising!

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 28 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Festival of History

12:00, Sat 28 Sep

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Festival of Histtory takes place from 26 Sept – 09 Oct. There will be lectures, walks, film and panel debates on historical topics and the programme has been devised by Dublin City Public Libraries. All lectures are free but need pre-booking. The full programme is here www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dublin-Festival-of-History-2013-Programme-web.pdf

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the last weekend! Last opportunity!

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.

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.

www.sciencegallery.com/illusion

Oktoberfest 2013

12:00 – 00:30, Sat 28 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 19 Sept – 06 Oct. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer, lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Sun-Wed 12:00-23:00 and Thurs-Sat: 12:00-00:30.

The Festival Tent is on the platform in George’s Dock and there are severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). With already huge but still growing popularity of the Oktoberfest, this means there will be long queues already from around 17:30. You can get beer and some food next to the CHQ building as well, so you don’t have to queue to get into the tent, but if that is what you want, you might need to pre-book.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an somewhat strange wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Nutgrove Arts Fest

12:30, Sat 28 Sep

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Fest 2013 runs from 26 Sept – 06 Oct. It takes place in conjunction with the Doorway Gallery.

The programme for this weekend is:

Sat 28 Sept:
+ Rainbow music for Kids 12:30-13:30
+ Gaiety School of Acting Performance 14:00-15:00
+ Gaiety School of Acting Workshop 15:00-16:00
+ Face Painters, Balloon Modelling – throughout the day

Sun 29 Sept:
+ Trad for Trócaire 13:00-17:00

The full programme with further details is here: www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/_fileupload/ArtsFest13EventGuide.pdf

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Nutgrove_Arts_Fest_2013/Default.3354.html

Antiques Roadshow at Glasnevin Cemetery

13:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Sep

Glasnevin Museum, Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11

A 2-day valuation event, similar to the TV Programme “Antiques Roadshow”, will take place in Glasnevin Cemetery for Uniforms, Artefacts, Letters, Documents or Memorabilia relating to the Irish Citizen Army and Irish Volunteers. Auctioneers and Valuers Éamonn De Búrca and Conor Dodd will be appraising the items and advising you.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is also asking people to consider lending or even donating some of their pieces to their exhibition so they can be enjoyed and appreciated by visitors to the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

For further information on how you can attend the event email booking@glasnevintrust.ieor call 01 882 6550.

www.glasnevintrust.ie/visit-glasnevin/events/valuation-day/index.xml

Archive at Lunchtime – September – IFI

13:00, Sat 28 Sep

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

After daily Archive at Lunchtime events in July and August, the schedule goes back to events on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition the programme will change more frequently, and if the IFI keep changing the website address, the links below might not always be correct. In that case, just go to www.ifi.ie and search for “Archive at Lunchtime”

Saturdays: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free-event/
Monday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free-event/
Wednesday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free-event/

www.ifi.ie/

Magdalene Institutions Oral History Archive Launch

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Sep

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

The “Launch of the Magdalene Institutions Oral History Archive” will take place and is hosted by SIPTU, UCD Women’s Studies Centre, and National Women’s Council of Ireland. The event will be in the form of a public symposium and all details can be found here: www.magdaleneoralhistory.com/symposium.htm Admission is free, but registration is required and at the time of writing there were still 43 tickets available via the same website above.

www.magdaleneoralhistory.com/symposium.htm

Angels in the Park – Plays in the Garden

13:15 – 14:15, Sat 28 Sep

Ranelagh Gardens, Dublin 6

Shiva Productions presents “Angels in the Park”, a series of six ten-minute plays which will be performed promenade-style around Ranelagh Gardens every day from 23-28 Sept as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival.

Admission is free and meeting point is at Ranelagh Triangle (outside Spar) at 13:05 every day . Performances will take place rain or shine.

In May 2013 Shiva Productions put out a call for submissions of new 10 minute plays which could be performed in a park and got 220 entries. The best 6 were selected and are now played every day for six days. (Actors, Play titles and writers of the plays are listed on the website below.)

www.shivaproductions.ie/

Bollybeatz Taster Classes

13:30 – 16:00, Sat 28 Sep

MyArt Studios, 67 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Bollybeatz runs Bollywood dance workshops and classes for children. On Saturday a Taster Class takes place and Admission is free. Ages 5-7 are invited from 13:39-14:15 and Ages 8-10 are welcome from 15:00-16:00. No booking required, just drop in.

www.facebook.com/BollybeatzDanceSummerCamp

Darren Shan – Book Signing

14:00, Sat 28 Sep

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

Darren Shan will be in Eason’s in Dundrum for a Book Signing.

www.easons.com/t-things_to_do_at_Eason.aspx

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly – Book Signing & Event

14:30, Sat 28 Sep

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

The Ross O’Carroll-Kelly “Gothering” is taking place in Dundrum. To celebrate the launch of Downturn Abbey, you can join him for this special in Dundrum Town Centre on Saturday. It will take place at the Mill Pond at 14:30 and will be followed by a book signing in Easons, Dundrum.

Download this Ross O’Carroll-Kelly mask, print it off and wear it on the day for the chance to win some exciting prizes – including the opportunity to have your own face drawn into the next Ross book.

www.dundrum.ie/events/join-the-gothering-this-saturday-at-2-30pm/

Family Tour: Super Furry Animals

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Sep

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Fur helps keep an animal warm and hidden and can even help them swim. Find out more on this tour. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Let’s Walk & Talk: Terenure to Harold’s Cross

15:00 – 16:30, Sat 28 Sep

Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6w

“From Terenure to Harold’s Cross” is the next Let’s Walk & Talk event with historian Pat Liddy. Meet outside the Library and then join for a stroll through these ancient medieval lands which were absorbed into the ‘growing wealthier’ 18th and 19th century suburbs of Dublin, principally because they were considered to be at a healthy elevation and safe from the diseases of the city.

Admission is free.

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

Sculpture in Context – Guided Tour

15:00, Sat 28 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

On Saturdays throughout the Sculpture in Context exhibition, you will have the opportunity to join the artists for a guided tour of the exhibition. Meet at the Visitor Centre

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 28 Sep

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 Live Art Festival

19:30, Sat 28 Sep

La Catedral Studios, 7-11 St. Augustine Street, Dublin 8

Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 will take place in The Backloft in La Catedral Studios, from the Wed 25 to Sun 29 September. It is 5 days of live performance art, workshops, seminars and more.

DLAF13 will bring together Irish & International groups that regularly produce performance art and co-ordinate their events in a varied programme, pooling collective expertise and strengthening the live performance art community by creating links nationally and internationally.

DLAF13 will expand knowledge around live performance art through our workshops and cross-disciplinary talks and discussions. It will be a focal point for anyone interested in performance art.

The full programme is available on www.dublinliveartfestival.blogspot.ie/2013/07/help-support-dlaf13-by-donating-to-our.html

Until the Closing party on Sunday evening (20:30-22:30) a range of workshops, seminars and performances will take place.

This is a community event and with the support of Dublin City Council all exhibitions at Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 are free. Workshops and seminars are ticketed events and there are limited tickets available.

www.dublinliveartfestival.blogspot.ie/

Chew your own Fat presents – Sweeney’s Bar Gigs

20:00 – 02:30, Sat 28 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Chew your own Fat presents: Punch Face Champions / Dem Fools / New Vally Wolves / Between Screams / Neon Tetras Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gig.php?id_event=58&event_date=28%2F09%2F2013

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 28 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 28 Sep

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

The Lightning Kids

21:00, Sat 28 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Lighning Kids a re a 4-piece cover band, who will play Blues/ rock / funk / soul. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gig.php?id_event=64&event_date=28%2F09%2F2013

Brasserie 7 Jazz Club

21:30, Sat 28 Sep

1 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Brasserie 7 is a bright and spacious bar/restaurant on Capel Street, which now functions as a Jazz club every Saturday night. There will be piano jazz from 18:00 on their Grand piano, followed by a vocal jazz trio from 21:30. On Sat the Clare Finegan Trio will perform with Clare Finegan (Vocals), Frank Gogarty (Piano) and Charlie Foley (Double Bass). Admission is free.

www.brasserie7.com/

Negative Nero – Gig

22:30, Sat 28 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Negative Nero will play in the Midnight Hour slot in Whelan’s. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30. The gig will start at midnight.

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

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Dublin Dawn Rider

07:00 – 09:00, Sun 29 Sep

Point Village, Dublin 1

This is a somewhat odd event. It is not free, but you can watch it IF you suffer of insomnia!

On Sunday morning a number of groups of 20 cyclists will cycle from the Point Village through Dublin to Phoenix Park and back over a distance of just 35 km. They will start at 07:00 and expect to be back at the Point Village at 08:00 for a breakfast party and a choir performance. PaddyPower is sponsoring the event and will donate EUR 20 per cyclist to Barretstown.

www.dublindawnrider.ie/

Positive Ageing Week 2013

09:00, Sun 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

From Friday 27 September to Saturday 05 October Age Action is celebrating Positive Ageing in Ireland. Positive Ageing Week is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. This is the 11th year Age Action has marked UN International Day of Older Persons (01 October).

The calender of events can be downloaded here
www.ageaction.ie/sites/default/files/pdf/26-09%20Final%20PAW%20National%20Calendar.pdf
The document is 200 pages long! the Dublin Section is from Page 49 until Page 81.

I will not be able to list the events here so please check the website below and the Event Calender above.

www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-2013

Sculpture in Context

09:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Sculpture in Context” is a brilliant idea and concept: It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition were beautiful sculptures from talented artists are perfectly integrated in the amazing Botanic Garden.

Admission is free and the exhibition will run until 18 October.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Farmleigh House Food Market + Bandstand

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Farmleigh House Food Market will take place on the Farmyard while on the grounds of Farmleigh House also the Nepal Day takes place (see separate notice). From 14:00-16:00 music will be performed on the bandstand. Admission is free.

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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/

Ranelagh Arts Festival

10:00, Sun 29 Sep

Ranelagh (various locations)

The Ranelagh Arts Festival takes place from 16-29 September and there are plenty of free events taking place. have a look at the website below to see the full programme.

www.ranelagharts.org/

Trust In The Green – Mini Music Festival

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 Sep

Bandstand, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

A wide variety of music performances with soul, reggae and world music will take place to raise awareness of suicides and the support that is available to everyone at risk of self harm. There is a fundraising page at www.mycharity.ie/event/trustinthegreen and all proceeds go to Pieta House (a support service for people at risk of suicide or self harm).

The schedule is:

10:30-11:00: Opening
11:00-11:30: Manden Express
11:30-12:00: All Tribes King Bob
12:00-13:00: Pia Dunne & The Elusians
13:00-14:00: Special Guest
14:00-15:00: Madu
15:00-16:30: MC Soom T & Mr Upfull
16:30-18:00: Revelation Spound & Ras Tinny

Taking it from the information provided by the organisers, it seems that collecting money in St. Stephen’s Green is not permitted, so you have to use the link above. More info is available at www.trustinthegreen.com/ and www.facebook.com/events/1407003712847820/

www.facebook.com/events/1407003712847820/

Children’s Art Cart Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sun 29 Sep

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:
29 Sept: Cycling in the Park
06 Oct: Deer in Phoenix Park

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

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Sep

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Sep

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

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

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Sep

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

Mind, Body & Soul Craft Fair

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 29 Sep

Bewley’s Hotel, Naas Road, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22

A Mind, Body & Soul Craft Fair will take place. There will be Angel Readings, Traditional Readings with Playing Cards, Aura Readings, Reconnective Healing, Aroma Touch Reiki, Angel Trinkets and Lots more. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rosemediumwhitelight

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 29 Sep

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 Sep

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

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 29 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 29 Sep

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Dublin Festival of History

12:00, Sun 29 Sep

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Festival of Histtory takes place from 26 Sept – 09 Oct. There will be lectures, walks, film and panel debates on historical topics and the programme has been devised by Dublin City Public Libraries. All lectures are free but need pre-booking. The full programme is here www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dublin-Festival-of-History-2013-Programme-web.pdf

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

ILLUSION: Nothing is as it seems – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The very last day of this Science Gallery exhibition:

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.

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.

www.sciencegallery.com/illusion

Johnny Sexton – Book Signing

12:00, Sun 29 Sep

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

Johnny Sexton will be in Eason’s in Dundrum for a Book Signing.

www.easons.com/t-things_to_do_at_Eason.aspx

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 29 Sep

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

Nepal Day

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Nepalese Community and friends of Nepal in Ireland are hosting a ‘Nepal Day’ to celebrate the of diversity in the landscape, culture, food and art of Nepal. Everyone is invited to come to this event that is organised by the Nepalese community in Ireland.Admission is free.

Nepalese Culture will be showcased through music and dancing, Nepalese food, Handcrafts and traditional face painting for children. There will also be a photographic exhibition (27-29 Sept) and talks by mountaineers who have reached the summit of Mount Everest.

www.nepalireland.org/

Oktoberfest 2013

12:00 – 00:30, Sun 29 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 19 Sept – 06 Oct. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer, lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Sun-Wed 12:00-23:00 and Thurs-Sat: 12:00-00:30.

The Festival Tent is on the platform in George’s Dock and there are severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). With already huge but still growing popularity of the Oktoberfest, this means there will be long queues already from around 17:30. You can get beer and some food next to the CHQ building as well, so you don’t have to queue to get into the tent, but if that is what you want, you might need to pre-book.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an somewhat strange wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 29 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June. The next concert will feature The Degani Ensemble (Oboe, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello) performing pieces from Britten and Schubert

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/986-sundaysnoon-tbc

World Vegetarian Day Festival

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Sep

IBAT College, 16-19 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Vegetarian Society of Ireland is inviting to a World Vegetarian Day Festival the IBAT College in Temple Bar. There will be plenty of stands with the themes
+ Irresistible food
+ Animal rights
+ Environment
+ and more

In addition there will be talks

+ “A balanced diet for vegetarians and vegans” with dietician Malgorzata Desmond
+ “Why Animal Suffering Matters” with Clair Linzey, Deputy Director, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
+ “So you are vegetarian but are you getting it right?” with Bernadette Bohan, author of The Survivor’s Mindset and The Choice
+ “We are intelligent moral animals” with Michael Nugent, writer, blogger, activist, and chair of Atheist Ireland

More information can be found on www.facebook.com/events/542555342441646/ and on the website below.

www.vegetarian.ie/

Nutgrove Arts Fest

12:30, Sun 29 Sep

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Fest 2013 runs from 26 Sept – 06 Oct. It takes place in conjunction with the Doorway Gallery.

The programme for this weekend is:

Sat 28 Sept:
+ Rainbow music for Kids 12:30-13:30
+ Gaiety School of Acting Performance 14:00-15:00
+ Gaiety School of Acting Workshop 15:00-16:00
+ Face Painters, Balloon Modelling – throughout the day

Sun 29 Sept:
+ Trad for Trócaire 13:00-17:00

The full programme with further details is here: www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/_fileupload/ArtsFest13EventGuide.pdf

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Nutgrove_Arts_Fest_2013/Default.3354.html

Antiques Roadshow at Glasnevin Cemetery

13:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Sep

Glasnevin Museum, Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11

A 2-day valuation event, similar to the TV Programme “Antiques Roadshow”, will take place in Glasnevin Cemetery for Uniforms, Artefacts, Letters, Documents or Memorabilia relating to the Irish Citizen Army and Irish Volunteers. Auctioneers and Valuers Éamonn De Búrca and Conor Dodd will be appraising the items and advising you.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is also asking people to consider lending or even donating some of their pieces to their exhibition so they can be enjoyed and appreciated by visitors to the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

For further information on how you can attend the event email booking@glasnevintrust.ieor call 01 882 6550.

www.glasnevintrust.ie/visit-glasnevin/events/valuation-day/index.xml

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 29 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of typically hobby artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches. There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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

A History of Ireland in 100 objects – Gallery Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 29 Sep

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

The Gallery Tour ‘A History of Ireland in 100 objects’ will take place in the National Museum in Collins Barracks. Explore key events in Irish and European political history through a range of decorative and everyday objects, which are part of the Irish Times series ‘A History of Ireland in 100 objects’. These objects tell of conflict and conviction, ideals and adventure that Irish people were involved in within the past 300 years. Places are allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts. Admission is free and the tour is suitable for adults.

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

Johnny Sexton – Book Signing

15:00, Sun 29 Sep

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Johnny Sexton will be in Dubray Books to sign his book “Becoming a Lion”.

Actually it says “Come and meet Irish rugby hero Johnny Sexton as he signs copies of his autobiography, Becoming a Lion.” and then a few lines down “Please note that Johnny will be under quite a tight schedule and we can’t guarantee that he will have time to sign books, but we will do our very best.” I am confused! ;-)

www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 Sep

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

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

My Museum: Swords and Dragons

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Sep

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Mary-Jane Fitzsimons will run a Medieval Michaelmas workshop. Discover the kind of glinting sword and armour St. Michael needed for his battle with the dragon and make some Michaelmas-inspired art to take home. Admission is free and no booking required, but only 20 places are on first come-first served basis available. (Meet at the Reception Desk). The workshop is suitable form Age 6.

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

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Walter Osborne’s Fishmarket – Lecture

15:00, Sun 29 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The publi lecture “Walter Osborne’s Fishmarket” with lecturer Emma O’Toole will take place. Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/947-public-lecture-osborne-fishmarket

Guitar Heaven – Gigs

16:00, Sun 29 Sep

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

Saucy Sundays

17:00 – 23:00, Sun 29 Sep

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: Fox.E & The Good Hands, The Boo Box, Richard Farrell and the Last Tribe (Solo), Ana Gog, Autonomous I, Pearse Halpin Music, The Guilty Folk and Tiernan Jones

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

17:00, Sun 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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

The next “A musing comedy & poetry” event will take place on Sunday. Admission is free.

www.accents-lounge.com/

Dublin Live Art Festival

19:30, Sun 29 Sep

La Catedral Studios, 7-11 St. Augustine Street, Dublin 8

Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 will take place in The Backloft in La Catedral Studios, from the Wed 25 to Sun 29 September. It is 5 days of live performance art, workshops, seminars and more.

DLAF13 will bring together Irish & International groups that regularly produce performance art and co-ordinate their events in a varied programme, pooling collective expertise and strengthening the live performance art community by creating links nationally and internationally.

DLAF13 will expand knowledge around live performance art through our workshops and cross-disciplinary talks and discussions. It will be a focal point for anyone interested in performance art.

The full programme is available on www.dublinliveartfestival.blogspot.ie/2013/07/help-support-dlaf13-by-donating-to-our.html

Until the Closing party on Sunday evening (20:30-22:30) a range of workshops, seminars and performances will take place.

This is a community event and with the support of Dublin City Council all exhibitions at Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 are free. Workshops and seminars are ticketed events and there are limited tickets available.

www.dublinliveartfestival.blogspot.ie/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 29 Sep

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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 – 23:00, Sun 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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

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

www.globe.ie/events.php

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 29 Sep

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Sunday Roast

21:45, Sun 29 Sep

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: Nokotomi, Autonomous I, White Oak Barrels, Written In Sound, Hula Hope.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 29 Sep

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

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Fingal Enterprise Week

08:00, Mon 30 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Fingal County is the local authority in North Dublin and Fingal Enterprise Week is taking place from Mon 13 Sept until Fri 04 Oct. Most events are NOT free at the Enterprise Week, but there are a rare few free events sprinkled in. If you are interested, just check the programme at www.fingalenterpriseweek.ie/Schedule-of-Events/

www.fingalenterpriseweek.ie

Positive Ageing Week 2013

09:00, Mon 30 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

From Friday 27 September to Saturday 05 October Age Action is celebrating Positive Ageing in Ireland. Positive Ageing Week is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. This is the 11th year Age Action has marked UN International Day of Older Persons (01 October).

The calender of events can be downloaded here
www.ageaction.ie/sites/default/files/pdf/26-09%20Final%20PAW%20National%20Calendar.pdf
The document is 200 pages long! the Dublin Section is from Page 49 until Page 81.

I will not be able to list the events here so please check the website below and the Event Calender above.

www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-2013

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 30 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Festival of History

12:00, Mon 30 Sep

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Festival of Histtory takes place from 26 Sept – 09 Oct. There will be lectures, walks, film and panel debates on historical topics and the programme has been devised by Dublin City Public Libraries. All lectures are free but need pre-booking. The full programme is here www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dublin-Festival-of-History-2013-Programme-web.pdf

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Oktoberfest 2013

12:00 – 00:30, Mon 30 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 19 Sept – 06 Oct. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer, lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Sun-Wed 12:00-23:00 and Thurs-Sat: 12:00-00:30.

The Festival Tent is on the platform in George’s Dock and there are severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). With already huge but still growing popularity of the Oktoberfest, this means there will be long queues already from around 17:30. You can get beer and some food next to the CHQ building as well, so you don’t have to queue to get into the tent, but if that is what you want, you might need to pre-book.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an somewhat strange wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – September – IFI

13:00, Mon 30 Sep

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

After daily Archive at Lunchtime events in July and August, the schedule goes back to events on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition the programme will change more frequently, and if the IFI keep changing the website address, the links below might not always be correct. In that case, just go to www.ifi.ie and search for “Archive at Lunchtime”

Saturdays: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free-event/
Monday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free-event/
Wednesday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free-event/

www.ifi.ie/

Ben Kane – Author Talk

13:00, Mon 30 Sep

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

Author Ben Kane is coming to the Central Library on Monday. Ben Kane was born and raised in Kenya and then moved to Ireland. In Dublin he studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin, after which he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. Having visited more than 60 countries and all 7 continents, he now lives in North Somerset with his wife and family.

His fiction books are based around ancient rome and his detail is amazing to read. If you would like to attend this event please contact the central library at 01-8734333 or via centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Song For Marion – Screening – Positive Ageing Week

14:30, Mon 30 Sep

Axis Arts Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The Pictures Film Club @ axis: Ballymun will screen “SONG FOR MARION” on Monday. Admission is free and the event is part of Positive Ageing Week. Reservation is required through the axis box office on 01-8832100

Arthur (Terrence Stamp) is a grumpy old codger whose wife, Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) is terminally ill and keen to spend her last days singing with a choir. When she is no longer able to attend, he takes her place. As he meets the fellow singers he begins a voyage of self-discovery which helps him mend his relationship with his son and begin preparing for a life without Marion.

This screening will follow the launch of Positive Ageing Week at axis: Ballymun at 14:00 that afternoon.

www.facebook.com/axisballymun

Ireland’s Weather – Lecture

20:00, Mon 30 Sep

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The lecture “Ireland’s Weather: A Journey through Time” by Dr Evelyn Cusack (Mét Eireann) will take place on Monday. Admission is fre and the lecture is organised by the Irish Astronomical Society.

In the talk, you will be taken through a brief history of weather and weather forecasting and then told a little about how modern forecasts are made using high resolution mathematical models of the Atmosphere.

irishastrosoc.org/wp/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 30 Sep

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. The line-up this week is: The Lennings, Niall Thomas, Trampoline Scene and Christian Collins The website likes to confuse. There are THREE references to “Free Entry” but despite all that at one place it says “EUR 5”. I go by majority!!

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/song-cycle-w-the-lennings-niall-thomas-trampoline-scene-christian-collins/

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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

Monday Midnight Club

23:00 – 02:30, Mon 30 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

A new Monday night event is taking place in Whelan’s “The Monday Midnight Club” will present a Breakthrough Band at 23:00, The Midnight Act at 12:00 and Funk/Rock/Soul DJs at 01:00. Admission is free and the line-up for the next few weeks is:

30 Sept: Cold Comfort / Those Creeps / DJ Meow Cat+ Guests

www.whelanslive.com/

Tuesday 01 Oct

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Positive Ageing Week 2013

09:00, Tue 01 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

From Friday 27 September to Saturday 05 October Age Action is celebrating Positive Ageing in Ireland. Positive Ageing Week is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. This is the 11th year Age Action has marked UN International Day of Older Persons (01 October).

The calender of events can be downloaded here
www.ageaction.ie/sites/default/files/pdf/26-09%20Final%20PAW%20National%20Calendar.pdf
The document is 200 pages long! the Dublin Section is from Page 49 until Page 81.

I will not be able to list the events here so please check the website below and the Event Calender above.

www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-2013

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 01 Oct

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 01 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Festival of History

12:00, Tue 01 Oct

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Festival of Histtory takes place from 26 Sept – 09 Oct. There will be lectures, walks, film and panel debates on historical topics and the programme has been devised by Dublin City Public Libraries. All lectures are free but need pre-booking. The full programme is here www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dublin-Festival-of-History-2013-Programme-web.pdf

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Oktoberfest 2013

12:00 – 00:30, Tue 01 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 19 Sept – 06 Oct. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer, lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Sun-Wed 12:00-23:00 and Thurs-Sat: 12:00-00:30.

The Festival Tent is on the platform in George’s Dock and there are severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). With already huge but still growing popularity of the Oktoberfest, this means there will be long queues already from around 17:30. You can get beer and some food next to the CHQ building as well, so you don’t have to queue to get into the tent, but if that is what you want, you might need to pre-book.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an somewhat strange wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Green Drinks Dublin – Teenage Mutant Invasive Turtles

18:30, Tue 01 Oct

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

The Irish Wildlife Trust Dublin is inviting to the next Green Drinks Dublin event, which will always take place on the first Tuesday of every month. This month Kayleigh Keegan, founder of Kayleigh’s Sanctuary for Exotic Pets, will talk about the weird pet fads created by cartoon classics and the disastrous environmental effects that followed.

How did these fads start and what happens when they end? Kayleigh will explain how the pet store terrapin is a mythical creature, and why next year’s release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles could become the ecological crisis of the decade.

Admission is free, but registration is required either via dublinbranch@iwt.ie or on Facebook following the link below.

www.facebook.com/events/1425517707674523/

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 01 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Plateau Sessions: Just No / 5 Dollar Shakes / Damh

20:00, Tue 01 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

At this week’s Plateau Sessions there will be “Just No”, “5 Dollar Shakes”, “Damh” plus more. The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that features some special guest acts from all over Ireland. Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-plateau-sessions-featuring-just-no-5-dollar-shakes-damh/

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 01 Oct

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 01 Oct

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

The Grand Folk Club

21:00, Tue 01 Oct

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. The line-up for the next Tuesday has not been revealed yet, so check the website a little closer to the date. Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/the-grand-folk-club/2013-10-01/

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 01 Oct

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 02 Oct

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 02 Oct

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage more people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therfore started this initiative. Most OPW owned sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well.
In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this will affect the following sites:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

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

Positive Ageing Week 2013

09:00, Wed 02 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

From Friday 27 September to Saturday 05 October Age Action is celebrating Positive Ageing in Ireland. Positive Ageing Week is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. This is the 11th year Age Action has marked UN International Day of Older Persons (01 October).

The calender of events can be downloaded here
www.ageaction.ie/sites/default/files/pdf/26-09%20Final%20PAW%20National%20Calendar.pdf
The document is 200 pages long! the Dublin Section is from Page 49 until Page 81.

I will not be able to list the events here so please check the website below and the Event Calender above.

www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-2013

Let’s Walk & Talk: Rathmines

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 02 Oct

Rathmines, Dublin 6

Meet at the entrance into Rathmines at the Grand Canal Bridge for this Let’s Walk & Talk event and explore the off-streets and hidden corners of one of Dublin’s first suburban townships with historian Pat Liddy. Admission is free.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 02 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Festival of History

12:00, Wed 02 Oct

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Festival of Histtory takes place from 26 Sept – 09 Oct. There will be lectures, walks, film and panel debates on historical topics and the programme has been devised by Dublin City Public Libraries. All lectures are free but need pre-booking. The full programme is here www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dublin-Festival-of-History-2013-Programme-web.pdf

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Oktoberfest 2013

12:00 – 00:30, Wed 02 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 19 Sept – 06 Oct. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer, lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Sun-Wed 12:00-23:00 and Thurs-Sat: 12:00-00:30.

The Festival Tent is on the platform in George’s Dock and there are severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). With already huge but still growing popularity of the Oktoberfest, this means there will be long queues already from around 17:30. You can get beer and some food next to the CHQ building as well, so you don’t have to queue to get into the tent, but if that is what you want, you might need to pre-book.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an somewhat strange wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Archive at Lunchtime – September – IFI

13:00, Wed 02 Oct

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

After daily Archive at Lunchtime events in July and August, the schedule goes back to events on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition the programme will change more frequently, and if the IFI keep changing the website address, the links below might not always be correct. In that case, just go to www.ifi.ie and search for “Archive at Lunchtime”

Saturdays: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free-event/
Monday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free-event/
Wednesday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free-event/

www.ifi.ie/

National Print Museum – Lunchtime Tour

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 02 Oct

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

As part of the Positive Aging Week 2013, the National Print Museum will run a free lunchtime tour. There will be a special demonstration of a number of the printing presses by one of the active retired volunteers.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Play Live – Music and Performance Workshop

13:00 – 15:00, Wed 02 Oct

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

This is a two-hour workshop with Gabriel Caetano for music artists who play any instrument. The first part of the workshop is a music lesson with an emphasis on the guitar, for beginning and intermediate levels. Practice and theory will be covered. The second part of the workshop is an open jam and a time dedicated to developing group dynamics and performance skills.
A donation of EUR 3 is suggested and a third of all donations goes to the Exchange Dublin.

www.facebook.com/doitwithyourf.kingheart

Improv Workshop

15:30 – 17:30, Wed 02 Oct

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

A weekly improv-comedy workshop with Emma will take place for the next 8 weeks. You will explore scenes and excercises. All experience levels are welcome. Suggested Donation is EUR 3.

www.exchangedublin.ie/ai1ec_event/improv-workshop-with-emma?instance_id=1684704

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 02 Oct

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

Francis Ledwidge: WWI Irish Nationalist War Poet – Talk

18:30, Wed 02 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

On the eve of the All Ireland Poetry Day teacher, writer and performance artist Miriam Kilmurry will examine the place of Francis Ledwidge among the canons of WWI literature in her talk “Francis Ledwidge: WWI Irish Nationalist War Poet”. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Pitchify – Pitches & Talks

18:30 – 23:00, Wed 02 Oct

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

150 entrepreneurs, startups, techies and investors come together on Wed to listen to 6 pitches from startup companies. The event will start with a talk from special guest James Whelton (founder of CoderDojo) amd Connor Murphy (Datahug).

Admission is free, but booking is required by following this link.

www.facebook.com/pitchify.me

Women Composers – Talk

18:30, Wed 02 Oct

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

Ita Beausang and Eibhlis Farrell discuss ‘Labelling ‘Women’ Composers: Not What It Says On The Tin?’ Following a talk by Ita Beausang of some Irish women composers, Dr. Eibhlís Farrell will speak about her experience as a composer in Ireland and will answer audience questions. Admission is free. Registration is required via compcent@tcd.ie

www.tcd.ie/music-composition/events/#BeausangFarrell

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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.

Could somebody please let me know if this event is still taking place or if it has finished?

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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 02 Oct

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

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

Thursday 03 Oct

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Positive Ageing Week 2013

09:00, Thu 03 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

From Friday 27 September to Saturday 05 October Age Action is celebrating Positive Ageing in Ireland. Positive Ageing Week is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. This is the 11th year Age Action has marked UN International Day of Older Persons (01 October).

The calender of events can be downloaded here
www.ageaction.ie/sites/default/files/pdf/26-09%20Final%20PAW%20National%20Calendar.pdf
The document is 200 pages long! the Dublin Section is from Page 49 until Page 81.

I will not be able to list the events here so please check the website below and the Event Calender above.

www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-2013

Cancer Shop Challenge

10:00 – 16:00, Thu 03 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

BT Ireland is running a Cancer Shop Challenge where different teams in the company have collected donated second-hand items (clothes, electronics (some even brand new), books and bric-a-brac) and will sell these items on Thursday. The money will go to The Irish Cancer Society, but to motivate the teams, they are competing against each other to get the maximum revenue from their assigned charity shop.

Fionnuala McKenna, a long term and loyal Dublin Event Guide reader is in the team that will sell their goods in the Camden Street Shop of the Irish Cancer Society and Fionnuala and her team hope that you will come to the Camden Street Shop on Thursday.

There will be a host of speakers, docking stations and electronics which can be snapped up at bargain prices and Geoff Minogue AKA Tommy from Fait City will be in the store signing autographs. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, if you wear something pink on the day you will receive an extra discount on items purchased. Donations are also welcome: You can leave your pre-loved items into the Camden Street shop and tell them they are for the BT Challenge.

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 03 Oct

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

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 03 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Festival of History

12:00, Thu 03 Oct

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Festival of Histtory takes place from 26 Sept – 09 Oct. There will be lectures, walks, film and panel debates on historical topics and the programme has been devised by Dublin City Public Libraries. All lectures are free but need pre-booking. The full programme is here www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dublin-Festival-of-History-2013-Programme-web.pdf

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Oktoberfest 2013

12:00 – 00:30, Thu 03 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 19 Sept – 06 Oct. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer, lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Sun-Wed 12:00-23:00 and Thurs-Sat: 12:00-00:30.

The Festival Tent is on the platform in George’s Dock and there are severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). With already huge but still growing popularity of the Oktoberfest, this means there will be long queues already from around 17:30. You can get beer and some food next to the CHQ building as well, so you don’t have to queue to get into the tent, but if that is what you want, you might need to pre-book.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an somewhat strange wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Crime in the City; Crime and History

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 03 Oct

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

‘Crime in the City: Crime and History’ is a series of talks and readings looking at the broad issue of crime in Dublin through the ages.
This series of events brings together writers from fiction with historians, researchers and bloggers to inform, entertain and promote discussion. Events take place every Thursday in October and will be lunchtime readings, talks and discussions.

Admission is free, but booking is required via centrallibrary@dublincity.ie or 01-8734333

http//www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/autumn_2013_city_crime.aspx

Pearse House: Village in the City

13:00, Thu 03 Oct

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Jeanette Lowe talks about her exhibition ‘Pearse House: Village in the City’, which is currently running at the NPA until 06 October. Admission is free, no booking required.

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

Human Rights Defenders in Colombia

18:00, Thu 03 Oct

Connolly Books, 43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Human Rights Defenders in Colombia: Experiences on the ground” is a talk organised by the Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) and Front Line Defenders. Admission is free.

Colombia is experiencing one of the most worrying human rights crises in Latin America, yet, at the same time, Colombia has one of the most vibrant civil societies in the region, where human rights defenders play a prominent role. Colombian Human Rights organisations are a source of inspiration for many around the world; one of their main strengths is the extent to which their network reaches remote villages and covers the entire country. On Thursday you will hear some of the stories of both sides of the medal.

Speakers will be Niamh Ni Bhriain, who worked with Peace Brigades International and with LASC in Colombia, Adam Shapiro, Head of campaigns in Front Line Defenders and recently back from Colombia, and José Antonio Gutiérrez, research and development officer in LASC.

www.lasc.ie/content/talk-human-rights-defenders-colombia-experiences-ground

Start Your Own Business Programme 2013

18:30, Thu 03 Oct

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

A series of six free lectures for aspiring small business owners and managers will take place from 26 Sept until 31 Oct. The lecture series is organised by Dublin City Public Libraries and the Dublin City Enterprise Board. All lectures are free, but booking is essential via 01-8733996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie.

The lectures all take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00:

26 Sept: An Introduction to Self Employment with Brendan Moran
03 Oct: Ideas Generation & Market Research with Brendan Moran
10 Oct: Ethnic Entrepreneurship with Peter Smith
17 Oct: Digital Marketing and Social Media with TBA
24 Oct: Financing your Business with Paul Neary
31 Oct: Business Planning Structure with Brendan Moran

www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 03 Oct

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 03 Oct

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

LOQ Hip Hop & Poetry

20:00, Thu 03 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

“LOQ is a monthly spoken word, hip-hop & poetry night, held on the first Tuesday of every month in the basement of Sweeney’s Mongrel. Kicking off at 20:00 with poetry and spoken word and working up to a hip hop crescendo before opening the floor to anyone brave enough to give it a go.” Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gig.php?id_event=10&event_date=03%2F10%2F2013

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Thu 03 Oct

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 03 Oct

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.

Grand Social 3rd Birthday Weekender

21:00, Thu 03 Oct

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

The Thursday events on the Grand Social 3rd Birthday Weekender are all free:

21:00: Dead Heavys, MeltyBrains?, Fears
23:00: Domino DJs
22:30: The Wailers – Aftershow Party

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/1557/

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 03 Oct

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.

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Thirsty Thursday (open mic)

21:00, Thu 03 Oct

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

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

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 03 Oct

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 03 Oct

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

Lamont / Bailey / Wall & More – Gigs

22:30, Thu 03 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Lamont / Bailey / Wall & More will perform in The Midnight Hour slot. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-midnight-hour-w-lamont-bailey-wall-more/

Friday 04 Oct

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Open House Dublin

09:00, Fri 04 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Open House Dublin is the biggest celebration of architecture in Ireland presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation. Open House Dublin 2013 will take place from 04-06 October. Over one weekend, almost 100 buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to allow you to explore the architecture of our city. Special tours are provided by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts and all is completely free.

The main days are Saturday and Sunday, but some buildings will only open on Friday, so you chould check the list of particiapting buildings at the website below and plan your tours in advance.

www.openhousedublin.com/

Positive Ageing Week 2013

09:00, Fri 04 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

From Friday 27 September to Saturday 05 October Age Action is celebrating Positive Ageing in Ireland. Positive Ageing Week is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. This is the 11th year Age Action has marked UN International Day of Older Persons (01 October).

The calender of events can be downloaded here
www.ageaction.ie/sites/default/files/pdf/26-09%20Final%20PAW%20National%20Calendar.pdf
The document is 200 pages long! the Dublin Section is from Page 49 until Page 81.

I will not be able to list the events here so please check the website below and the Event Calender above.

www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-2013

Launch of the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland

11:00, Fri 04 Oct

Freemason’s Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

“The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland” edited by Professor Harry White (UCD School of Music and Professor Barra Boydell, Department of Music NUI Maynooth) is the first comprehensive attempt to chronicle the history of music in Ireland. More than a decade in development and with over 2,000 entries, the volume features contributors from over 230 individual scholars and covers an exhaustive range of topics in the domain of Irish music history.

Michael D. Higgins, the Irish President will launch the publication. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free but booking is required via ucdpress@ucd.ie

www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?lang=en&dt=d.en.182032&f=week&d=04/10/2013&sd=Friday,04October2013&ac=*

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 04 Oct

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

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 04 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Festival of History

12:00, Fri 04 Oct

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Festival of Histtory takes place from 26 Sept – 09 Oct. There will be lectures, walks, film and panel debates on historical topics and the programme has been devised by Dublin City Public Libraries. All lectures are free but need pre-booking. The full programme is here www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dublin-Festival-of-History-2013-Programme-web.pdf

www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Oktoberfest 2013

12:00 – 00:30, Fri 04 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Oktoberfest in Dublin takes place from 19 Sept – 06 Oct. It is a German Beer Festival with Erdinger Weissbräu Beer, lots of German Bavarian Food and authentic Bavarian music.

Opening hours are Sun-Wed 12:00-23:00 and Thurs-Sat: 12:00-00:30.

The Festival Tent is on the platform in George’s Dock and there are severe admission restrictions (quantity of people). With already huge but still growing popularity of the Oktoberfest, this means there will be long queues already from around 17:30. You can get beer and some food next to the CHQ building as well, so you don’t have to queue to get into the tent, but if that is what you want, you might need to pre-book.

Admission is free, but after 22:00 an somewhat strange wristband system kicks in whereby you have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 that gives you a EUR 5 food voucher. Allegedly licensing rules force them to do that.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/

Nutgrove Arts Fest

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 04 Oct

Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove Avenue, Dublin 14

The Nutgrove Arts Fest 2013 runs from 26 Sept – 06 Oct. It takes place in conjunction with the Doorway Gallery.

The programme on Friday is:

+ Corus Choir Performance (13:00-14:00)

The full programme with further details is here: www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/_fileupload/ArtsFest13EventGuide.pdf

www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Nutgrove_Arts_Fest_2013/Default.3354.html

Lunchtime Recital – St. Ann’s Church

13:15, Fri 04 Oct

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

A lunchtime rectial with Lorraine Galvin (soprano), Patrick Burke (Clarinet) & Niall Kinsella (piano) will take place. They will perform arias by Purcell, Handel, & Mozart, and lieder by Schubert, Wolf, & Richard Strauss.

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

Americanitis – Play

17:00, Fri 04 Oct

DanceHouse, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

Pan Pan Theatre will perform “Americanitis” a new play as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival and the performance is free. Check out the details on the website below.

Free but ticketed. Contact the Dublin Theatre Festival box office directly on 01 677 8899 for tickets.

www.panpantheatre.com/shows/americanitis/

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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

Practical Wisdom in Precarious Times

19:30 – 21:00, Fri 04 Oct

Shambala Center, 23 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2

Catherine Ingram will lead six nights of Dharma Dialogues entitled ‘Practical Wisdom in Precarious Times’ in October. Catherine Ingram is the author of “In the Footsteps of Gandhi”, “Passionate Presence” and “A Crack in Everything” and her sessions “are a context in which we look at life experiences – work, creativity, romance, parenting, service, loss, and death– through the lens of understanding”

The talks will take place on 04, 05, 10, 11, 15 and 18 October. For anyone 25 years or younger admission is free, For the rest there is a suggested donation of EUR 15 per evening.

www.dialogueswithcatherine.com/

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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

The North Sea – Gig

22:30, Fri 04 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The North Sea will perform in The Midnight Hour slot. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

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

Events Coming Up

New Voices: A Night of Poetry and Song

Fri 25 Oct: 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park

“New Voices: A Night of Poetry and Song” will take place on 25 Oct and you need to apply for tickets.

Hollie McNish, the performance poet from Cambridge, England, will make her debut Dublin appearance at Farmleigh. Appearing with Hollie will be Erin Fornoff from North Carolina and Hozier, the band led by singer/songwriter Andrew Byrne. This evening is hosted by Farmleigh writer-in-residence, Peter Sheridan.

Tickets are free, but allocated on a lottery basis. The closing date to apply for tickets is Friday 11 October at 10:00. Send a mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with subject NEW VOICES to apply for tickets.
www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,25003,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

28 Sept – 11:00

The next guided free walks by the Dublin Mountain Partnership are taking place on 07+28 Sept. The walks are easy to strenous and have different requirements. Check the website and also check the pre-registration requirement. www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

Not free, but worth checking out:

Dublin Theatre Festival from 26 Sept – 13 Oct
Hard Working Class Heroes from 03-05 Oct
DSCPA Great Irish Dog Walk on 28 Sept

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Seanad Eireann – Take it off the road, it has failed the NCT!

On Thursday a Referendum will take place in Ireland and if you are an Irish citizen you are allowed and definitely should vote. As a foreigner myself and many of you are not allowed to vote. But that doesn’t stop us from having an opinion and having a right to have an opinion. Nobody has to agree, but that is the case with all opinions, isn’t it?

One of the two questions on Thursday is if the Seanad should be abolished (YES) or if it should be kept (NO). In the beginning of that discussion there was a strong opinion in favour of closing it, it seemed, but oddly this changed in the last few weeks.

The Seanad is a totally and utterly undemocratic institution. Many many people in Ireland are never allowed to vote for any of the members. It is set up in such a way that always the current government has a majority in the Seanad and it seems to be the political retirement home of Ireland.

The reason why many are never allowed to vote is because a strange system was chosen when it was set up that allows for example people who went to SOME of the Irish Universities to vote and others not and if you didn’t go to university then you most likely are not allowed to vote. The reason why the government always will have a majority is because the Taoiseach is putting 11 unelected (usually failed) party members and friends in as Senators.

If it is not bad enough that the Senate is completely undemocratic, it gets worse if you look at what it has every achieved. It is meant to be a control instance (an Upper House) that controls the Dail (Lower House), but the Senate is not even allowed to veto anything. All they can do is delay a law and if I read that right, they did that only TWICE in their whole history. No surprise if the current government has always the majority in the Senate.

Recently many started saying the Senate should remain but it HAS to be overhauled. And interestingly Fianna Fail, the party that was in government until the last elections and for many years until then is the loudest shouter. The demand correction of the Seanad, but wait, why did they NEVER make an attempt when they were in power? A total joke!

In my opinion it would be good to have a control instance, an Upper House. But that won’t happen with the current Senate and repairing is sometimes not possible. If the foundation of your house is totally useless, then you have to tear down the house and build it new. Getting the paint can out will not make any significant difference.

The Senate is a house that needs to be torn down and re-built or a car that needs to be taken off the road because it failed ALL tests and it has to be newly built! Everything else will not achieve anything and it is not even clear if the politicians in government or in the opposition know how to fix it anyway because no one submitted a comprehensive plan.

So, I would vote YES! Get rid of it and then re-build it again. You say the rebuilding will not happen? Well the parties that think it should be there have to submit a proper proposal and even if the Senate will be gone for 4 or 8 years, it is better to do that than to keep a totally useless organisation in place.

That is my political rant over. ;-) No matter what you vote, please do vote and use your voice!

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