Dublin Event Guide 337: Christmas Markets, Alchemist Cafe, Made in Israel Film Festival

November 30th, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 337 | 29 November 2013

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Hi all!

I have a new Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) for you! :-) And it is full with Christmas Markets. I didn’t count them, but it will be a BUSY December with all the markets everywhere. For people that are a little less Christmassy in their feeling and thinking, there are plenty of other events, but it does get quite difficult in December. Christmas is like a massive steamroller that flattens anything that tries to put up any resistance.

Talking about resistance: I get many e-mails. Most are about events, but sometimes people have good suggestions or ideas. Scott P sent me some ideas last week and it was really good stuff. But occassionally I get e-mails from Dublin Event Guide subscribers that surprise me a little. With more than 19,000 subscribers it is impossible to please everybody to 100%, but it seems there are a good few people that are quite ok with the Dublin Event Guide. Last week I got a mail from someone who was absolutely not ok with it. ;-) In that case it would be best to part ways, but oddly that person wanted to convince me that I was doing it wrong. :-D

And now these little reminders. Thanks for reading, they are important!

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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!

“Take a seat + Make a friend” is the experiment that Soulpancake carried out. Two strangers were put in a ball pit (that’s a box full of plastic balls) and had a chat. An amazing outcome and I love the idea behind it. Have a look at this video clip and smile. www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfHV4-N2LxQ

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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.

There are Christmas Markets everywhere! This week at Merrion Square, Dublin Castle, National Print Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Filmbase, Alliance Francaise, Clontarf, Aras Chronain and that is just the start!! I will definitely go to Merrion Square and if possible to Film Base and Alliance Francaise. Most of the rest will be still around nest week. We have to pace ourselves a little. ;-)

On Sunday is also a very interesting “Just Grow it – Upcycling event”.

Then there is an Alchemist Cafe this week and from Thursday the “Made in Israel”- Film Festival takes place with about 18 free film screenings.

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Competitions

Musical Youth Foundation Birthday Party …with Barley Mob and Bionic Rats

Fri 29 Nov – 20:00
Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Musical Youth Foundation, which is behind the yearly Soul Festival in Merrion Square, is celebrating its 4th Birthday and the Birthday Party takes place in the Button Factory with two of the most popular Soul Festival bands The Barley Mob and The Bionic Rats. They are two great bands and that will guaranteed be a good event!

Tickets for EUR 10 are available via the website at www.musicalyouthfoundation.org/store/products/4th-birthday-party-concert-tickets/

The Musical Youth Foundation have 6 pairs of tickets for this great gig available and the winners are Gabriel Garcia, Lorna Tracey, Max Mori Bley, Norah Ginnelly, Paul Winter and Rose Noone. Congratulations!

To find out more details about the bands go to www.musicalyouthfoundation.org/store/products/4th-birthday-party-concert-tickets/ and more details about the Musical Youth Foundation are at www.musicalyouthfoundation.org/

Mary Coughlan & The Young Folk

Wed 27 November: 20:00
Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Folk and jazz singer Mary Coughlan and her band will perform a gig in aid of the Sophia Housing Association on Wed in Whelan’s. Special guests are The Young Folk, who have released their debut album ‘The Little Battle’recently. This will be Mary Coughlan’s first gig in Whelan’s for a very long time and The Young Folk’s last gig in Dublin this year.

Sophia Housing Association ( www.sophia.ie ) works with people who, for any number of reasons, find themselves out of their own home and work with individuals and families to help them acquire the skills to deal with everyday issues that may have caused them to be homeless in the first place. The fundraiser will enable Sophia to continue their support for people at risk of homelessness.

Advance tickets are EUR 15 (+ booking fee) available from www.wavtickets.ie or 1890 200 078, or EUR 20 at the door on the night.

The Sophia Housing Association has made 2 pairs of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and the winners were Majella Moloney and Jennifer Murray. Congratulations!

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 19,000+ 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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Giving money for free!?

Do you happily receive the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) every week? And do you make use of it at least sometimes? And would you like to help to keep it going? If you read this, then the answer is probably three times YES!

But I understand that giving a donation is not everybody’s thing. I can assure you that it will only be used to cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide, but wouldn’t it be even neater if you could give money without having to use your own?

This is indeed possible! When you buy books online, buy them from Book Depository or from Amazon and use these links to go to the website:

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You can also copy these links and send them to your friends. When you click on the link you books cost exactly the same as if you went to the Amazon or Book Depository website directly. But if you go via my links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8%. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it still would amount to a fair amount.

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Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) Thanks!

Trade School Dublin

If you visited the Granby Park Project a few months ago, you might have heard about it: There is a new and interesting alternative learning community in Dublin that uses barter (the exchange of goods or services instead of the excahnge of money) to reward the teacher. It means that anyone can teach a class and students sign up and agree to meet the barter requirement of the teacher.

The Trade School is run by volunteers and it was introduced as part of the Granby Park project. ANd since it worked well, it is now going into the next stage. Past classes were about Storytelling, Arts, Capoeira, Photography, Music, Yoga, CV Writing, Journalism, Electronics and lots more. Payment could be anything but not money. It could be just a round of applause, or food or books, or a surprise.

A very interesting concept and while the current “school term” has come to an end, if you are interested (as a student or as a teacher), you should keep an eye on this and get in contact with the people who run it on their website or Facebook Page. More classes are planned in January!

Don’t buy Gift Vouchers for Christmas!

Another big shop chain is in deep trouble: A-Wear will close some and might have to close all of their shops permanently and nearly 360 jobs are at serious risk after the company went into receivership on Thursday.

Xtra-vision has created a new massive amount of disgruntled customers when they initially wanted to force them to buy a Xbox game before they could receive their reserved and already paid for new Xbox. They backtracked and removed that requirements, but lots of annoyed customers is not good for a company that is just recovering from more serious trouble.

These are only two examples, but we have NO idea who could be in trouble tomorrow or in 4 or 6 weeks. For that reason (and because I experienced a close miss when HMV closed down), I strongly recommend that you do NOT buy gift vouchers from shops as Christmas presents. Give money if you don’t know what to buy and stay away from all shop issued gift vouchers.

(Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor and am not certified by the Central Bank, so I might talk rubbish, but you what I mean, don’t you?)

Public Transport Guides – Sooo many of them!

The National Transport Authority is a state body that is in charge of public transport in Ireland. They have a website called “Transport for Ireland“, which contains travel/journey planners and also provides a whole range of smartphone apps: a Journey Planner, a Cycle Planner and the Real Time Ireland app that integrates all real time arrival information services from Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, DART, Iarnród Éireann and Luas.

In addition, Google announced on Wednesday, that they launched their Google Transit service in Ireland, which is “for the first time allowing Irish users of its [Google’s] maps to get directions using public transport.” ..and the National Transport Authority was involved in that as well. The service incorporates Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail, as well as all commercial bus operators.

Is that not what Transport Ireland already had done before? junior Minister Alan Kelly said “Commuters and travellers across the Republic of Ireland are now able to use Google Maps on the web, on their Android phones, iPhones or tablets to plan their public transport journeys.” Sounds like the journey planner re-invented?

And what about “Hit the Road”? They seemingly do that already since 2010 at www.hittheroad.ie/

Would it maybe make sense to build one amazing, all-delivering, super-duper service instead of having lots of them?

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.

100 aspects of the National Botanic Gardens – in Graphic Art

15 Nov – 05 Dec

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Graphic Art Studio Exhibition – A natural selection 100 aspects of the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin”

Graphic Studio Dublin will unveil 100 new fine art prints by 100 artists, which will explore different aspects of the National Botanic Gardens Dublin. This is an ambitious project and the images range from the literal, which are beautiful botanical records, to the conceptual, which explore the shared space between the artist and the natural world. Printmakers from all over Ireland, North & South, and international artists from Poland, Finland, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, UK, Israel, Holland, and Sweden will explore this fascinating subject in their own individual way. All participating artists have agreed to allow their work to be purchased at a very low special price of EUR 100 as a fundraising initiative for the Graphic Studio Dublin.
Daily in the gallery space of the visitor centre. Admission Free.
www.botanicgardens.ie/news/20131114.htm

Irelands Light by Gerry Dwyer

30 Nov – 07 Dec

Seafront Gallery, Baldoyle, Library, Strand Road, Co. Dublin

“Ireland’s Light” is an exhibition of new work from experienced landscape photographer, Gerry Dwyer. It highlights the play of light on the Irish landscape, showing the natural elements at their most beautiful. Locations as far apart as Fair Head and the Antrim Coast to the remote Mizen and Beara Peninsulas of West Cork – and many points in between – are featured. Admission is free.

I saw some of Gerry’s photos and they are impressive!

www.irelandswildlandscape.com

Multicultural Winter Arts Exhibition – CFCP

06-20 Dec (Mon-Fri: 12:00-19:00)

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street, Dublin 2

The Centre for Creative practices (CFCP) brings together local and international visual artists from different backgrounds and stages in their careers, to present their work at this yearaly Multicultural Winter Arts Exhibition. The show will be launched on Thurs 05 Dec from 18:00-21:00. www.cfcp.ie/

TCD Student & Staff Exhibition

03-05 Dec

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

Each year the students and staff of Trinity College Dublin are invited to share their works of art with the rest of the college and the public in an exhibition brought to you by TCD Visual Arts Society. It will take place in The Back Loft of Cathedral Studios.

The launch and reception will take place on Tues 03 Dec at 19:00 with a surprise guest speaker. The exhibition will open at 18:30 until late on Tuesday and on Wed+Thurs it will be open from 11:00 until 18:00. Admission is free to launch and exhibition.

www.facebook.com/events/361812410622251/

56th World Press Photo Exhibition

30 Nov – 22 Dec

chq Building, George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

100,000 images were submitted by 5,666 photographers from 124 countries and the World Press Phoot Exhibition shows the winning entries. Please note: The exhibition is only free in a very small time-slot. Only weekdays from 10:00-12:00 you can see it for free, at all other times there will be an admission charge of EUR 5. Opening horus are Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00 and Sun 12:00-18:00. www.worldpress.ie/

Friday 29 Nov

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Christmas Fair at the National Print Museum

16:00 – 20:00, Fri 29 Nov

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

The National Print Museum’s Christmas Fair takes place from 29 Nov – 01 Dec. The mezzanine level of the Museum will be transformed and market stalls with unique and affordable gifts will be set up. Families can enjoy self-guided arts and crafts activities and try their hand at printing a Christmas poster using traditional letterpress methods. A Cafe is also on site.

Opening hours are Fri 16:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 11:00-16:00. Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 29 Nov

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 29 Nov

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 29 Nov

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Lou Reed Aftershow Jam Session – Gig

22:30, Fri 29 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Lou Reed Aftershow Jam Session takes place and admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-midnight-hour-lou-reed-aftershow-jam-session/

Saturday 30 Nov

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Nov

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/

Filmbase Christmas Craft Fair

09:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Nov

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Christmas themed craft and gift fair in Filmbase will feature stands and stalls with arts, crafts, handmade wares, artisan foods and more. Admission is free.

www.filmbase.ie/events/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 Nov

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 30 Nov

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Nov

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

Alliance Francaise Christmas Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Nov

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The French “flavoured” Christmas Market in Dublin takes place in the Alliance Francaise this Saturday. There will be gifts, seasonal snack and festive atmosphere with a French touch. At the market, you will find Wine, Chocolate, Delicatessen Bûche de Noël, Homemade French Jam Christmas Biscuits, Jewellery, Arts & Crafts, Hats, Books and more.

www.alliance-francaise.ie/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Nov

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

Educate Together Winter Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Nov

St. Anthony’s Hall, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

A Winter Market with lots of Stalls, Crafts, Gifts & Second Hand Kids Stuff will take place in Clontarf and is seemingly organised by Educate Together. Admission is free.

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Nov

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 – Christmas on the Square

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Nov

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“Christmas on the Square” brings a hive of activity to Merrion Square for one day only. Merrion Square will come alive with many of the houses opening their doors for one day only for this special Christmas event.

There will be a bookshop at the RIAI and a music shop at the Irish Traditional Music Archive. Artisan food in the College of Anaesthetists and Irish designed and made Christmas gifts at the Irish Architectural Archive. The Goethe Institut will show German Christmas Flair and a Pop-up Cafe at the Royal Society of Antiquarians of Ireland will serve you.

There are lots more details on the website below or alternatively, just come to Merrion Square and go from building to building to find out what is on offer.

Admission to all venues is free. The full programme in PDF format is here.

www.merrionsquare.ie/

Merry Meerkat Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Nov

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

A special 2-day long Meerkat Market will take place this month for the Christmas season. The Meerkat Market is an indoor flea market with all the things you expect to find at a vintage/flea market from art via records to bric-a-brac. And this month lots of Christmas products are added.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1426166600932095

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Nov

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Nov

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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Nov

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/

Boards Photobook – Photowalk and more

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Photowalk – Quick Shot Competition – Photobook Launch

The Boards.ie Photography Forum is inviting to an event in three parts. One of them is free and the other one is for a good charitable cause. Amd it all has to do with a Photo Book.

The BOARDS.ie Photo Book will contain images submitted by the users of the Boards.ie Photography forum. It shows a varied selection of work, by both amateur and professional photographers who attend the forum. This Photobook will be launched tomorrow and all money from it goes to the Santa Strike Force charity.

Santa Strike Force do great work for kids in hospitals, realising projects and donating money to get things done where facilities cannot fund themselves amd make kids happy.

So, there is the launch (free, but very limited space). Then there is a Photowalk and that is a free event. Meeting pint is at the Ha’Penny Bridge on the Northside and all details are here. And then there is the Quick Shot Competition from 13:00-14:00. Entries are EUR 5, which go to the Santa Strike Force charity and all details are here. And there are nice prices for the winner of the Quick Shot Competition.

Christmas Fair at the National Print Museum

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Nov

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

The National Print Museum’s Christmas Fair takes place from 29 Nov – 01 Dec. The mezzanine level of the Museum will be transformed and market stalls with unique and affordable gifts will be set up. Families can enjoy self-guided arts and crafts activities and try their hand at printing a Christmas poster using traditional letterpress methods. A Cafe is also on site.

Opening hours are Fri 16:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 11:00-16:00. Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Dublin Castle – Traditional Festive Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Nov

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Each Saturday and Sunday the upper courtyard of Dublin Castle is transformed into a traditional Christmas market. (Dublin Castle staff tried to tell me that the market is only open from 12:00-15:00, but that is so unrealistic, that I assume the guy I was talking to had no clue. Instead I expect that the stalls will be open from 10:00 or 11:00 until 17:00.)

Choirs will be performing under the tree from 13:30-15:30.

On 15 Dec a craft fair will take place from 10:00 in Bedford Hall.

www.dublincastle.ie/NewsEvents/Title,26811,en.htm

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival – Fireworks

11:00, Sat 30 Nov

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Christmas Festival in Dun Laoghaire starts this weekend and will continue until 01 Jan. On Sat 30 Nov. Santa will arrive, the Christmas Lights will get switched on and there will be a Fireworks display.

The schedule of events is

17:00: Blessing of crib outside St. Michael’s Church
17:15: Dublin Gospel Choir on Harbour Plaza
17:45: Arrival of Santa Clause
18:00: Switching on of Christmas Lights with subsequent Fireworks

The stalls of the Christmas Market will be open during the day. Possibly from 11:00-18:00.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas-festival/

Eason Book Signings

11:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

A number of Book signings will take place in Eason Shops on Saturday and I decided to summarise them here:

11:00 Eason Dundrum: Book signing with George Hook
12:00 Eason Stephen’s Green; Book signing with Fr Brian Darcy
15:00 Eason Dundrum: Book signing with Rachel Allen
15:30 Eason O’Connell St: Book signing with George Hook

Admission is free to all these book signings.

www.easons.com/t-things_to_do_at_Eason.aspx#November

Explore the Learning Resource Room

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 30 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

At this Drop-in Activity athe National Museum in Kildare Street, handle replica artefacts, read books on ancient worlds or make some art, taking inspiration from your favourite object in the National Museum. Admission is free, no booking required, for all ages.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=3928

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Nov

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

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

Forum Polonia – Vote! You are at home!

11:30, Sat 30 Nov

Green Isle Hotel, Naas Rd, Newlands Cross, Co. Dublin

Forum Polonia is inviting to a 2-day conference (Sat+Sun) to conclude the “Vote! You are at home” campaign. South Dublin Mayor Cllr Dermot Looney, Ambassador of Republic of Poland Marcin Nawrot and the Head of European Parliament Office in Ireland Francis Jacobs will attend.

“The conference will summarise the first phase of the “Vote! You are at home” campaign and will help planning its next stages that strive for encouraging greater participation of Polish minority in forthcoming local election 2014, both as candidates and voters. The meeting will also encourage initiatives on the local level and promote the Polish community leadership in active citizenship. The organisers are awaiting 50 Polish activists who have been taking part in the campaign as well as individuals and organisations who work with the Polish community in Ireland.”

For more information call 083 3833 426 www.forumpolonia.org/

www.youareathome.org

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 30 Nov

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

Grow your own….. – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition (25 Oct – 19 Jan) is called GROW YOUR OWN…. and is exploring synthetic biology and life after nature. How does the future of designed and artificially enhanced life look like? What possibilities are there.

This exhibition is very different from the previous ILLUSION exhibition. GROW YOUR OWN is a lot more scientific and very futuristic. Maybe you could call it “science and art fiction”? The exhibition is full of interesting ideas and concepts, but also contains eye-brow raising stuff like human cheese and self-diagnosing excr ement. Younger children will be lost in it, so it is more suitable for a slightly older audience (16+) in comparison to the previous exhibition.

I was at the Science Gallery for the media preview and the launch event (for all Science Gallery members) and I found it so interesting that I will be back again. As with all Science Gallery exhibitions, I definitely recommend visiting it, but this time you have to bring a bit more time to comprehend all 21 exhibits and you need to bring your curiosity for science. It is worth it, though! The great (and unique) thing about the Science Gallery is that there are always mediators there, helpers that explain every exhibit in simple terms.

The exhibition is open Tuesday-Sunday. (Weekdays: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun: 12:00-18:00) Admission is free.

www.sciencegallery.com/growyourown

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Nov

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/

Magic Show & Storytelling

12:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Nov

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A Children’s magic show and storytelling will take place in the Castle Hall. The show will be repeated throughout the day. Admission is free, but on a first come, first served basis.

www.dublincastle.ie/NewsEvents/Title,26811,en.htm

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 30 Nov

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

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Really Really Free Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Nov

Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1

At the Really Really Free Market, you don’t need any money, no barter, no trade. The “new” economic model that you can try there is Sharing.

There are goods there that you can get for free. And if you have stuff that you’d like to give away, you’re welcome to bring it to the space, but be aware that you have to bring it home with you again if you can’t give it again.

Interesting idea!! Admission is obviously (!) free too.

www.facebook.com/events/235465179948043/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Nov

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

Progressive Film Club – 1913 Lockout & Austerity in Greece

15:00, Sat 30 Nov

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

The Progressive Film Club took a long break, but it is back! Organised by volunteers they regularly screen films and documentaries that deal with social injustice and with rights of people. This Saturday, two films will be screened. The first at 15;00 is “Into the Fire: The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece (2013)”. “The Inquiry (2013)” at 16:00 is looking at an inqury into the 1913 Lockout. Find more detail on the website below.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Swimming Short Films – Grand Canal Dock

16:30 – 19:00, Sat 30 Nov

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

A short film screening about swimming will take place at Grand Canal Square. Organised by Happenings, the guys who run regularly (outddor) film screenings in different venues, the event is entitled “Swimming Shorts – A selection of beautiful short films in Grand Canal Dock”. All four short films by Irish Film Makers are connected with the love of swimming in Ireland.

www.facebook.com/events/675572545798052

Brasserie 7 Jazz Club

19:30 – 22:00, Sat 30 Nov

Brasserie 7, Capel Street, Dublin 7

A Jazz Club will take place every Saturday night and this Saturday it is with the Faisca Trio, a Brazilian Bossa Nova trio. Admission is free.

www.brasserie7.com/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 30 Nov

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 30 Nov

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

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

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 30 Nov

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

Frank Franko / Million Little Gods – Gigs

22:30, Sat 30 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Midnight Hour with Frank Franko and support Million Little Gods will take place. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-midnight-hour-w-franko-franko-and-million-little-gods/

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Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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/

Merry Meerkat Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Dec

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

A special 2-day long Meerkat Market will take place this month for the Christmas season. The Meerkat Market is an indoor flea market with all the things you expect to find at a vintage/flea market from art via records to bric-a-brac. And this month lots of Christmas products are added.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1426166600932095

Romanian National Day

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Dec

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

A celebration for the Romanian National Day takes place in the Exchange and everybody is welcome. (Admisssion is free.) There will be exhibitions and a Family Fun Day from 10:00-16:00. The official Ceremony will be from 17:00-19:00 and from 19:00-21:00 an informal get-together will take place.

During the day there will be music, dance, a book launch, entertainment for children, a painting exhibition and much more.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153589996120556

Children’s Art Cart Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sun 01 Dec

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:
01 Dec: Make Christmas cards
08 Dec: Christmas decorations
15 Dec: Christmas Card for Teacher
22 Dec: Make a Surprise

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

Credo: I Believe – Talks – TCD Chapel

10:45, Sun 01 Dec

Trinity College Chapel, Trinity College, Dublin 2

”Credo: I Believe” is a series of talks at the Trinity College Dublin Chapel. All the talks will be given in the context of the Sunday morning Choral Eucharist at 10.45 in the chapel. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The speakers will talk about their guiding beliefs, principles or passions and the two remainint talks will be

01 Dec: Joe Duffy, Broadcaster and presenter of RTÉ Radio’s ‘Liveline’

Full details of the series and recordings of the addresses are available on the TCD Chaplaincy website: www.tcd.ie/chaplaincy

www.tcd.ie/chaplaincy

Christmas Fair at the National Print Museum

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Dec

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

The National Print Museum’s Christmas Fair takes place from 29 Nov – 01 Dec. The mezzanine level of the Museum will be transformed and market stalls with unique and affordable gifts will be set up. Families can enjoy self-guided arts and crafts activities and try their hand at printing a Christmas poster using traditional letterpress methods. A Cafe is also on site.

Opening hours are Fri 16:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 11:00-16:00. Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Dublin Castle – Traditional Festive Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Dec

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Each Saturday and Sunday the upper courtyard of Dublin Castle is transformed into a traditional Christmas market. (Dublin Castle staff tried to tell me that the market is only open from 12:00-15:00, but that is so unrealistic, that I assume the guy I was talking to had no clue. Instead I expect that the stalls will be open from 10:00 or 11:00 until 17:00.)

Choirs will be performing under the tree from 13:30-15:30.

On 15 Dec a craft fair will take place from 10:00 in Bedford Hall.

www.dublincastle.ie/NewsEvents/Title,26811,en.htm

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Christmas Festival in Dun Laoghaire runs from 30 Nov until 01 Jan. There will be a Christmas Market, a.k.a. “Enchanting Christmas Market” ;-) every Thurs-Sun from 11:00-18:00 and at the weekends other events will also take place.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas-festival/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 01 Dec

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

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Dec

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

The next Pure Vintage Fair will take place this week and it is what it says on the tin. A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month. There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items. Sounds interesting and with 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit. There will also be food, hot drinks and a DJ.

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Dec

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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/

Christmas Craft Fair – Aras Chronain

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Dec

Aras Chronain, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

The Irish Cultural Centre Aras Chronain is inviting to a Christmas Fair with Handamde Gifts & Crafts. Admission is free.

www.araschronain.ie

Grow your own….. – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Dec

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition (25 Oct – 19 Jan) is called GROW YOUR OWN…. and is exploring synthetic biology and life after nature. How does the future of designed and artificially enhanced life look like? What possibilities are there.

This exhibition is very different from the previous ILLUSION exhibition. GROW YOUR OWN is a lot more scientific and very futuristic. Maybe you could call it “science and art fiction”? The exhibition is full of interesting ideas and concepts, but also contains eye-brow raising stuff like human cheese and self-diagnosing excr ement. Younger children will be lost in it, so it is more suitable for a slightly older audience (16+) in comparison to the previous exhibition.

I was at the Science Gallery for the media preview and the launch event (for all Science Gallery members) and I found it so interesting that I will be back again. As with all Science Gallery exhibitions, I definitely recommend visiting it, but this time you have to bring a bit more time to comprehend all 21 exhibits and you need to bring your curiosity for science. It is worth it, though! The great (and unique) thing about the Science Gallery is that there are always mediators there, helpers that explain every exhibit in simple terms.

The exhibition is open Tuesday-Sunday. (Weekdays: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun: 12:00-18:00) Admission is free.

www.sciencegallery.com/growyourown

Just Grow It – Upcycling & Urban Farming Demos

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Dec

Dublin Wine Rooms, Mayor Square, IFSC, Dublin 1

Just Grow Up is a Upcycling and Urban Farming Demo and workshop event.

It takes place in the Dublin Wine Rooms and will feature a variety of free workshops and practical demonstrations on how to use reclaimed leather, textiles and up-cycled furnishings in the home. Urban Farm creator, Andrew Douglas, will guide you through simple tips on urban farming and showcase methods of how to up-cycle everyday materials into urban friendly farming kits. There will be craft workshops, interactive cooking demonstrations and lots of creative ideas for up-cycling furniture using wine crates and barrels.

Admission is free and families are welcome, but you should register at dublinwinerooms@gmail.com

www.dublinwinerooms.com/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Dec

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 01 Dec

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 Frank Corcoran performing “Music for the Book of Kells” for 5 Percussion And Pianist and “Trauerfelder /Goirt an Bhroin” for 4 Percussion

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1021-sundaysnoon-frank-corcoran

Magic Show & Storytelling

12:30 – 15:30, Sun 01 Dec

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A Children’s magic show and storytelling will take place in the Castle Hall. The show will be repeated throughout the day. Admission is free, but on a first come, first served basis.

www.dublincastle.ie/NewsEvents/Title,26811,en.htm

Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada – Christmas Fair

13:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Dec

Griffeen Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

The Christmas Fair of the Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada takes place this Sunday. In previous years this was a proper market with professional stall holders. Admission is free as far as I understand.

www.gser.ie

Christmas Open Day – Collins Barracks

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Dec

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

A Special Christmas Open Day will take place in the National Museum in Collins Barracks. Everyone is welcome and admission is free, but booking is required, by sending a mail to bookings@museum.ie

The programme for the day is

+ 14:30-15:15 & 15:30-16:30 Ceramic Christmas Decorations with Ciara O’Sullivan,
Join ceramic artist, Ciara, to create decorations. Then take them home for your own Christmas tree. Booking required. Please note there are 2 sessions.
+ 14:15 Stanhope St Girls Choir will sing festive Carols at main reception.
+ 16:15 Christmas Carols with Elve. Elve sing a mix of Latvian carols with traditional Irish Christmas songs. Main reception.
+ 15:30-16:15 A Short History of Christmas Food & Feasts. Museum curator Dr Jennifer Goff explores how food featured in Christmas celebrations of the past.
+ All Day Family Activity Area. Drop by this open space for art materials and themed activities. Perfect for creative kids.

www.museum.ie/en/list/events-projects-cb.aspx

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 01 Dec

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/

Jazz Brunch – Brasserie

14:00, Sun 01 Dec

Brasserie 7, Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Sunday a Jazz Brunch takes place in Brasserie 7. Food is served from 12:00-15:30 and there will be Piano Jazz from 14:00-16:30. This week with Olesya Zdorovetska (Vocals/Piano). Admission is free.

Santiago de Compostela – Pilgrimage Talk

14:00, Sun 01 Dec

Double Tree (Hilton Hotel), Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Irish Society of the Friends of St. James, a voluntary organisation to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela in north western Spain, is inviting to their annual talk: “3 Million Steps from Holy Cross Abbey to Santiago de Compostela”. Michael Walsh and Yvonne Tyler will be the guests at the event.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Register on www.facebook.com/events/587595791289462
The event takes place in the former Burlington Hotel on Upper Leeson Street, which has not the odd name “Double Tree by Hilton Hotel”.

www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Society-of-the-Friends-of-St-James/110131172387472

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Dec

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

Ceramic Christmas Decorations – Workshop

14:30 – 15:15, Sun 01 Dec

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

Be inspired by design and pattern in the Decorative Arts collection and join Ciara O‘ Sullivan, ceramic artist, to create ceramic decorations to take home and place on your Christmas tree. Admission is free, but booking required via 01 6777444. This workshop is suitable for families with children aged 7+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=3930

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 01 Dec

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

Ac t of Commemoration

15:00, Sun 01 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The lecture “An Ac t of Commemoration” with Helen Carey (Director & Curator, Limerick City Gallery) will take place. Admission is free and no booking required. Places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1051-sundays-at-3pm-public-lecture-with-helen-carey

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Dec

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

Phoenix Park Sunday Talks

15:00, Sun 01 Dec

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Sunday Talk “The Duke’s legacy to the city of Dublin”, a talk on the Duke of Ormond’s life by Margaret McGuirk, Head Guide will take place. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24680,en.html

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Dec

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1021-sundaysnoon-frank-corcoran

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Guitar Heaven – Gigs

16:00, Sun 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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: Wood Burning Savages, Kicking Bird, Syracuze,White Oak Barrels, The Quicksand Band, Death in the Sick Room.

www.facebook.com/events/469513776498604/

Firehouse Film Contest

18:00, Sun 01 Dec

Old Fire Station, 190a Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The first round of the Firehouse Short Film Contest will take place on Sun. New short films from new Dublin film makers will feature and the theme is “Being Broke”. The screening will take place in Gallery 2 of the Old Fire Station (across from Rathmines Library). Admission is free.

For all details, especially if you want to enter a film, check the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/561331093942297

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 01 Dec

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

19:00, Sun 01 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will perform in the Live from the Window slot. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-5/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 01 Dec

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

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 01 Dec

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: Miniature Jack, The Wood Burning Savages, Amanda Dempsey, Generator

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 01 Dec

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 02 Dec

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 02 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 02 Dec

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

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Steinway’s Master Piano Tuner – Seminar

13:00 – 14:00, Mon 02 Dec

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

Steinway’s master piano tuner, Ulrich Gerhartz, will give a seminar at the RIAM. Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.riam.ie/steinways-master-piano-tuner-gives-a-seminar-at-the-riam/

Art Workshop with Sara Maia (Portugal)

18:30 – 21:00, Mon 02 Dec

The Lab, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

Connect with your inner child and unleash your unconscious creative self with Portuguese artist Sara Maia. She will teach 3 evening workshops to teach you to discover techniques to create artwork inspired by your unconscious self, taking inspiration from contemporary artists such as Alice Maher, Louise Bourgeois or Francis Bacon.

Connect with your inner child and unleash your unconscious creative self with acclaimed Portuguese artist Sara Maia!
She will teach 3 evening workshops aiming at discovering techniques to create artwork inspired by your unconscious self, taking inspiration from contemporary artists such as Alice Maher, Louise Bourgeois or Francis Bacon.

The workshops will take place on 02, 03 and 04 Dec and you can either attend all or only one of the workshops. Participation is free, but booking is required via saramaia.eventbrite.ie/

www.facebook.com/events/643462885717443

Pleasing Features

19:15, Mon 02 Dec

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Pleasing Features is a way for young, innovative artists to experiment with their sound. This month Pleasing Features is featuring
The Van Sprang’s, Ger Kelly, The Sacreblues Band and Frank on Monday. Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/pleasing-features-featuring-the-van-sprangs-ger-kelly-the-sacreblues-band-and-frank

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 02 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 02 Dec

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 02 Dec

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 02 Dec

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

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“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 03 Dec

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 03 Dec

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

Job Hunting Resilience – Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Tue 03 Dec

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

The next talk in the “Dublin City Public Libraries Career Direction and Development Programme 2013” is entitled
“Job Hunting Resilience: How to Improve Your Chances of Securing a Job” by psychologist Jolanta Burke. During the session she will give you evidence-based tips that can help you prepare yourself psychologically to give an excellent job interview, calm your nerves and come to terms with past disappointments.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01 873 3996.

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Sustainable Development in Guatemala

18:30, Tue 03 Dec

LASC, 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

Guatemala is facing a lot of environmental issues and climate change is adding to their impact. Elaine Doyle worked with two projects to observe how people in Guatemala are working to develop more sustainably and she will present details.

Admission is free.

lasc.ie/content/tnt-report-sustainable-development-project-guatemala

Could Flossing Save Your Life? – Alchemist Cafe

19:30, Tue 03 Dec

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Could Flossing Save Your Life?” by Dr. Steven Kerrigan (Researcher at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI)) is the next talk at the Alchemist Cafe. He will look at the link between gum disease and the potential damage this could cause to your heart, to the degree that you could suffer a heart attack. Read more about the interesting topic on the website below.

Admission is free and there will also be some free finger food.

www.alchemistcafedublin.com/?p=861

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 03 Dec

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 03 Dec

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

The Folk Club

21:00, Tue 03 Dec

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly “Folk Club” in the Mercantile will feature Trad, Ballads, Americana, Folk, World Music & More. This Tuesday, the line-up is not announced yet. Check the Facebook Page closer to the night. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Wednesday 04 Dec

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 04 Dec

Various OPW locations in Dublin

The last First Wednesday of 2013 and there is always a possibility that it won’t be continued at the end of the year: Since 2011, entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) launched the initiative to encourage more people to visit the historic sites that it manages.

Most OPW sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee are free every first Wednesday:
In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this will affect the following sites:
+ The Casino, Marino (closed until March)
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

Early arrival is strongöy recommended!

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 04 Dec

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

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 04 Dec

Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Little Museum of Dublin secured sponsorship from Johnston, Mooney & O’Brien until October 2014 and will therefore be able to continue the Big J Wednesday: Every Wednesday from 12:00-17:00 admission into the museum is free thanks to the bread company. There are free guided tours every hour.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 04 Dec

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

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Dec

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

Na Fianna Christmas Market

17:00 – 22:30, Wed 04 Dec

Na Fianna GAA Club, Mobhi Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Na Fianna in Glasnevin is a very active and well supported GAA club in Dublin and they have their own clubhouse and GAA grounds in Mobi Road. On these grounds, there will be a Christmas Market from 04-08 December. The market starts on Wed at 17:00 and continues on Thursday+Friday (17:00-22:30) and on Saturday (11:00-22:30) and Sunday (11:00-19:00).

On Wednesday the Christmas Lights will be switched on at 17:00 and Santa will arrive and GAA player Johnny Cooper will help.

In addition to the stalls in wooden huts with local traders, there will be a performance areas where the Corús choir, The Airport singers and an Abba Tribute band will perform. Admission is free. (Note: There is no parking in the grounds due to the market.)

In parallel with the free Christmas market, there will be a Christmas pantomime production in the adjacent Scoil Chaitríona. Tickets for the pantomime are EUR 15 via www.eventbrite.ie/e/cinderella-tickets-8933409067 Friday is completely sold out, but there are still some tickets for Thursday and Saturday.

www.facebook.com/NaFiannaClgPresentsCinderella

Puzzle of Dark Matter? – Cosmic Physics Lecture

18:00, Wed 04 Dec

O’Brien Centre for Science (Science Centre East), University College Dublin, Belfield Campus, Dublin 4

“Solving the Puzzle of Dark Matter?” by Professor Lars Bergström (Professor of Theoretical Physics, Stockholm University and Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physics) is the School of Cosmic Physics Statutory Public Lecture 2013. It takes place in the Moore Auditorium in the Science Centre East.

All details about lecture and venue are on the website below.

www.dias.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6424:dias-scpspl2013&catid=185&Itemid=106&lang=en

South America Travel – Information Evening

18:00, Wed 04 Dec

Tropical Medical Bureau, 54 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

A free information evening about South America will take place next week. It is organised by gohop.ie and the Tropical Medical Bureau. Admission is free, but booking is required via the Facebook Event Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/258302030989015/

John Lloyd Davies + Lindy Tennent-Brown

18:30, Wed 04 Dec

Boydell Recital Room, House 5, TCD, Dublin 2

John Lloyd Davies + Lindy Tennent-Brown are talking about their new opera.

British director and designer John Lloyd Davies and New Zealand conductor and pianist Lindy Tennent Brown will talk about their new upcoming opera ‘AntiMidas, or, Bankers in Hades’ premiering in the Samuel Beckett Theatre this December.

www.tcd.ie/music-composition/events

Vilnius Municipal Choir

18:45, Wed 04 Dec

St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2

The Vilnius Municipal Choir “Jauna muzika” from Lithuania will perform in St. Andrew‘s Church on Wednesday. Admission is free.

The concert is presented as part of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and “Lithuania-Ireland Charity 2013” project.

dublindiplomatic.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/vilnius-choir-st-andrews-church-4th-dec/

Man, Woman and Child Concerts

19:00, Wed 04 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A series of four concerts of songs based on the child ballad collection will take place. Man, Woman and Child is a research and performance project devised and co-ordinated by Michael Fortune featuring traditional singers. The project is based on The Child Ballad Collection: a collection of traditional songs gathered by the American collector Francis J Child in England and Scotland between 1882 and 1898. Many of the songs, or variants of them, are sung in the Irish tradition. Approximately fifty songs will be performed over four nights along with a comprehensive talk on Child Ballads in Ireland by singer Jerry O’Reilly.

Hear two different singers perform each Wednesday (19:00) evening:
27 Nov: Luke Cheevers and Niamh Parsons.
04 Dec: John and Brigid Tunney
11 Dec: Mick Fowler and Rosie Stewart
18 Dec: Tim Lyons and Aileen Lambert

Thurs 19 Dec at 13:00: Jerry O’Reilly will give a talk on ‘The Early Classic Ballads in the Irish Song tradition’ including archival presentation and songs from the singers who performed at the concerts.

Free. All welcome. No booking required but come early to secure a seat.

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

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 04 Dec

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

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 04 Dec

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

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 04 Dec

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 04 Dec

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 04 Dec

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 05 Dec

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Made in Israel: Film and TV Week

10:30, Thu 05 Dec

Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The film and TV festival “Made in Israel: Film and TV Week” will take place in Cineworld from 04-10 December. Admission to all events is free (but pre-booking is required for two events). At some screenings you will even get Pizza, drinks and various treats. The trailer for the event is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p-MqJmXViI

Some of the 18 screenings are followed by talks and discussions:

+ Fri 06 Dec – 10:30: Screening of “Adam Resurrected” followed by a talk by Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor, Mrs. Batsheva Dagan at 12.30 (Registration required via ambassador-sec@dublin.mfa.gov.il

+ Sun 08 Dec – 19:00: Screening of “Cupcakes” followed by a discussion with director Eytan Fox moderated by Zbyszek Zalinski (a must for all Eurovision lovers). Cupcakes and drinks will be provided.

+ Tues 10 Dec – 19:00: Screening of “Shalom Belfast” followed by a panel discussion about the comparisons between the conflict in Northern Ireland and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This discussion will be moderated by Sunday Independent journalist Carol Hunt and will feature the director of Shalom Belfast Eamonn Devlin and other special guests.

There will also be an opportunity to see watch the latest popular Israeli television shows and to vote for your favourite, which will then potentially be screened at a later date on TV3.

All information about the films and the schedule and also about the discussions, can be found in the brochure here (a PDF file) or via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/IsraelinIreland

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 05 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Christmas Festival in Dun Laoghaire runs from 30 Nov until 01 Jan. There will be a Christmas Market, a.k.a. “Enchanting Christmas Market” ;-) every Thurs-Sun from 11:00-18:00 and at the weekends other events will also take place.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas-festival/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 05 Dec

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday, free tours of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue take place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 05 Dec

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 05 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Synchronised Lecture Series

13:00 – 13:30, Thu 05 Dec

Dublin (various locations)

The Synchronised Lecture Series by Naomi Seks (proper spelling of her last name: “ks”=”x”) is an event where nine performance-based lectures take place in nine different locations (in Irish art offices) by 9 actors at the same time.

The events take place in Dublin, Cork, Carlow, Sligo, Clare, Belfast and Limerick. The Dublin events are at the following locations:

+ Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Art, Design and Printing, Seminar Room, Fine Art Department Portland Row, Dublin 1
+ The National College of Art and Design, Event is scheduled off-site at St. Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street, Dublin 8
+ Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, BA Visual Arts Practice Studio, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Admission is free.

Life in the ‘Fash-Lane’ – Lecture

13:10, Thu 05 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The public lecture “Life in the ‘Fash-Lane'” with Lorna Weightman, fashion commentator and presenter will take place. Admission is free.

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

3D Christmas Papercrafts

15:00 – 16:00, Thu 05 Dec

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

Fun festive paper crafts in the Central Library: construct cut-out paper sculpture, fold origami decorations and more. Admission is free and the event is suitable for ages 7-10yrs. Places are limited and booking is required via 01-8734333

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Youth Place Making Seminar

15:30 – 17:30, Thu 05 Dec

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

A presentation and discussion about the value of giving young people a voice in the design and planning process that shapes our surroundings. In cooperation between the Irish Architecture Foundation and the IMMA. Admission is free. The event will take place in the Lecture Room.

www.architecturefoundation.ie/

Na Fianna Christmas Market

17:00 – 22:30, Thu 05 Dec

Na Fianna GAA Club, Mobhi Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Na Fianna in Glasnevin is a very active and well supported GAA club in Dublin and they have their own clubhouse and GAA grounds in Mobi Road. On these grounds, there will be a Christmas Market from 04-08 December. The market starts on Wed at 17:00 and continues on Thursday+Friday (17:00-22:30) and on Saturday (11:00-22:30) and Sunday (11:00-19:00).

In addition to the stalls in wooden huts with local traders, there will be a performance areas where the Corús choir, The Airport singers and an Abba Tribute band will perform. Admission is free. (Note: There is no parking in the grounds due to the market.)

In parallel with the free Christmas market, there will be a Christmas pantomime production in the adjacent Scoil Chaitríona. Tickets for the pantomime are EUR 15 via www.eventbrite.ie/e/cinderella-tickets-8933409067 Friday is completely sold out, but there are still some tickets for Thursday and Saturday.

www.facebook.com/NaFiannaClgPresentsCinderella

James Dashner – Author Reading

18:00, Thu 05 Dec

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

James Dashner will be in Eason’s for an Author Reading and Q&A.

www.easons.com/t-things_to_do_at_Eason.aspx#December

Sounds Damn Fine – Screen print spectacular

18:00 – 00:00, Thu 05 Dec

Block T, 1/6 Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Damn Fine Print are inviting to their end of year hand pulled screen print spectacular ‘Sounds Damn Fine’. This year’s theme is iconic song lyrics and the mega poster exhibition will feature original artwork from 30 of Dublin’s hottest artists including Chris Judge, Peter Donnelly, Niall McCormack, RED DOG Design, David Una and many more. There will be 30 artworks X 30 editions on sale for only 30 euro. Music from DJs, visuals from VJ Slipdraft, live screenprinting and “beer nibbles”.

Admission is free and it is a BYOB event.

www.facebook.com/events/176151222584959

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 05 Dec

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

Christmas Musical Evening

20:00, Thu 05 Dec

St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2

A Christmas Concert with the St. Andrews’s Church Choir, Aleksandr Nisse (organ), Kathryn Smith (soprano) and accompanist Carole O’Connor will perform seasonal melodies and carols.

Mulled wine and light refreshments afterwards will be provided.
Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 05 Dec

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

Obsessive Plant Collector – Talk

20:00, Thu 05 Dec

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The lecture “It’s a jungle out there” with Conrad McCormick takes place.
Conrad has an insatiable appetite for plants; he is an obsessive plant collector, searching out both the rare and the unusual to add a touch of the tropics to his small garden on the north coast. He uses a diverse palate of tender exotics against a permanent backdrop of hardy plants contrasting colours, shapes and textures in small spaces.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Thu 05 Dec

Rathmines Inn, 82 Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 6

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

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 05 Dec

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 05 Dec

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 05 Dec

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

Zebra Club: Nanu Nanu / Steve Liriks

22:30, Thu 05 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Nanu Nanu and SteveLiriks will perform in the Zebra Club. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-nanu-nanu-steve-liriks/

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Harnessing the Power of Collective Creativity

09:00 – 17:30, Fri 06 Dec

Dublin Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Expanded Territories” will come to the Atrium of the Dublin City Civic Offices. It will be open on Friday 06 Dec and then from Mon 09- Fri 13 Dec.

I tried my best to understand what it is about, but I had difficulties! It seems that the idea is to bring artists and businesses in Leitrim, Fermanagh and Tyrone together to encourage the creation of new ideas for products through the collaboration between the creative and the business people. The project is EU funded and the sizeable amount of EUR 800,000 was put in it over a 36 month period and it will continue to run until May 2015.

I would have liked to understand what the output/result of it is. Is it products? Art? Anything specific? But the website is udner construction, the Facebook Page doesn’t explain much and the Press Release didn’t satisfy my curiosity. So, maybe you have to go to the Civic Offices to understand it for yourself.

www.facebook.com/harnessingcreativity

Christmas Wonderland – d.ploy

10:00 – 18:00, Fri 06 Dec

bio.space033, 33 Charles Street West, Dublin 7

From 06-08 Dec there seemingly will be a Christmas Market in the space of d.ploy not far from Four Courts. But unfortunately I wasn’t able to find a website or Facebook Page confirming that yet. But I found a page where you can book your stall .

Don’t you hate it when people never update their websites? www.dploydublin.com/

All I can say at this stage is: Watch that space!

www.facebook.com/dploydub

Made in Israel: Film and TV Week

10:30, Fri 06 Dec

Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The film and TV festival “Made in Israel: Film and TV Week” will take place in Cineworld from 04-10 December. Admission to all events is free (but pre-booking is required for two events). At some screenings you will even get Pizza, drinks and various treats. The trailer for the event is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p-MqJmXViI

Some of the 18 screenings are followed by talks and discussions:

+ Fri 06 Dec – 10:30: Screening of “Adam Resurrected” followed by a talk by Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor, Mrs. Batsheva Dagan at 12.30 (Registration required via ambassador-sec@dublin.mfa.gov.il

+ Sun 08 Dec – 19:00: Screening of “Cupcakes” followed by a discussion with director Eytan Fox moderated by Zbyszek Zalinski (a must for all Eurovision lovers). Cupcakes and drinks will be provided.

+ Tues 10 Dec – 19:00: Screening of “Shalom Belfast” followed by a panel discussion about the comparisons between the conflict in Northern Ireland and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This discussion will be moderated by Sunday Independent journalist Carol Hunt and will feature the director of Shalom Belfast Eamonn Devlin and other special guests.

There will also be an opportunity to see watch the latest popular Israeli television shows and to vote for your favourite, which will then potentially be screened at a later date on TV3.

All information about the films and the schedule and also about the discussions, can be found in the brochure here (a PDF file) or via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/IsraelinIreland

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 06 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

The Christmas Festival in Dun Laoghaire runs from 30 Nov until 01 Jan. There will be a Christmas Market, a.k.a. “Enchanting Christmas Market” ;-) every Thurs-Sun from 11:00-18:00 and at the weekends other events will also take place.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas-festival/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 06 Dec

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 06 Dec

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

White Lady Art Gallery Christmas Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 06 Dec

White Lady Art, 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The first ever White Lady Art Gallery Christmas Market, with 14 stalls full of hand-made art, crafts and gifts all at affordable prices will take place over three weekends from Fri-Sun. The weekends are 06-08 Dec, 13-15 Dec, 20-22 Dec.

Admission is free.

www.whiteladyart.com/index.php/news/97-christmas-craft-market

Lunchtime Recital – Piano+Flute – St. Ann’s Church

13:15, Fri 06 Dec

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

A Lunchtime Recital with Máire Carroll (piano) and Kirstain Swain (flute) will take place. They ill be performing Prokofiev Piano Sonata No.2 Op.14, Prokofiev Flute and Piano Sonata Op.94, Selection of Christmas Carols for Flute and Piano. For more information see www.mairecarroll.com

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

Trevor West: An Irish Mathematician

15:00, Fri 06 Dec

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College Dublin will rememberTrevor West, who had a huge influence on the shaping of modern Irish mathematics and was one of the founding fathers of the Irish Mathematical Society in 1976.

In the afternoon from 15:00-17:30 a number of lectures will take place about Trevor West or abour topics he worked on. Admission to these lectures are free, but booking is required. In the evening an (optional) dinner takes place and there will be a charge for this.

Find out all detail on the website below.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Trevor-West–An-Irish-Mathematician

Na Fianna Christmas Market

17:00 – 22:30, Fri 06 Dec

Na Fianna GAA Club, Mobhi Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Na Fianna in Glasnevin is a very active and well supported GAA club in Dublin and they have their own clubhouse and GAA grounds in Mobi Road. On these grounds, there will be a Christmas Market from 04-08 December. The market starts on Wed at 17:00 and continues on Thursday+Friday (17:00-22:30) and on Saturday (11:00-22:30) and Sunday (11:00-19:00).

In addition to the stalls in wooden huts with local traders, there will be a performance areas where the Corús choir, The Airport singers and an Abba Tribute band will perform. Admission is free. (Note: There is no parking in the grounds due to the market.)

In parallel with the free Christmas market, there will be a Christmas pantomime production in the adjacent Scoil Chaitríona. Tickets for the pantomime are EUR 15 via www.eventbrite.ie/e/cinderella-tickets-8933409067 Friday is completely sold out, but there are still some tickets for Thursday and Saturday.

www.facebook.com/NaFiannaClgPresentsCinderella

Wishlist – Festive Pop Up Shop

17:00 – 19:00, Fri 06 Dec

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Jenny Walsh & Merle O’Grady are inviting to “Wishlist”. A curated Festive Pop-Up Shop that will be in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 03-20 December. “Wishlist is a gathering of the very best of Irish Design from around the world brought home for Christmas.” And on 06 Dec Christmas Cocktails will be served to celebrate the coming together of Irish design. www.facebook.com/wishlistshopdublin

www.wishlistdublin.com/

Liisi Koikson Jazz Trio from Estonia

18:30, Fri 06 Dec

St. Catherine’s Church, Donore Avenue, Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8

The Liisi Koikson Jazz Trio (vocals + guitars) from Estonia will perform a free acoustic concert in St. Catherine’s Church and everybody is welcome.

www.estemb.ie/news/aid-826

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 06 Dec

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 06 Dec

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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 06 Dec

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

The Mojo Witnesses

21:00, Fri 06 Dec

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

The Mojo Witnesses perform their blues and classic rock in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Events Coming Up

Farmleigh House Concerts & Events

various

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

There are a number of events coming up in Farmleigh House. The events are all free, but you need to have tickets and tickets are allocated through a lottery draw among the people that express an interest.

Christmas Concert with The Velvettes

The Velvettes is a unique vocal group based on the classic swing combos of the late 1940s and early 1950s. They model their vocal blend on the style of the Andrews Sisters. A typical Velvettes set list is packed with songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Hoagy Carmichael. The concerts take place on Tues 17 and Wed 18 Dec and tickets are allocated on a lottery basis. The closing date for ticket applications is at 10:00 on Wed 04 Dec. Every winner gets 2 tickets and only successful applicants will be notified.

Apply for tickets via farmleighinfo@opw.ie and depdneing on the date you are looking to get tickets for, you need to modify the Subject Line: “Velvettes Tuesday December 17th” OR “Velvettes Wednesday December 18th”.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,26766,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+16+17+23 Nov

Four walks organised by the Dublin Mountain Partnership take place in November. The first one is on 10 November (suitable for people relying on public transport). The next one, a Basic Orienteering walk is on 16 November, then there is a Basic Map Reading walk on 17 November and finally there is the last November walk on 23 November. All walks are of moderate difficulty. The other details can be found on the website www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1 All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

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Excessive Salaries in Ireland

On 25 Nov the newspapers printed a story that said that the most senior advisor to the Irish President left her job after only 18 months of a 36 month contract because she had enough of working with him. A few days later she relased a statement that said there was no tension with Michael D. Higgins, instead she wanted to “pursue other interests“.

Credible? Wellllll, not that much due to the short period she worked with Higgins, but it is possible. Importantly, though, it doesn’t really matter. Things like that happen in every job. People are frustrated about something and leave. No big issue.

But there is another aspect to it. It emerged that to employ her Higgins got the pay cap lifted, so that he can pay her EUR 103,000. That is a MASSIVE amount for a job with no serious responsibility and no real impact.

When people leave jobs, to “pursue other interests” that usually means that the next job pays the same or more than the old one. And where did she go? Ohhhh, she went to the charity Goal? So a charity is prepared to possibly pay more or the same as the presidential “palace”?

And GOAL seriously thinks that we are then still happy to donate in huge amounts? I accept that they have to pay a decent salary to get good manager, but in my opinion there are lots of really good people that would do a brilliant job for a LOT less than 100k. Dear GOAL, I will remember this story when I see your collection boxes from now on.

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