Dublin Event Guide 336: O’Connell St. Christmas Lights, Geansai Nollaig, Dublin Flea Market, World Philosophy Day

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

No. 336 | 22 November 2013

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Hi all!

There is no avoiding anymore, Christmas is approaching with massive steps and it is a good thing! This weekend the first Christmas Market takes place and next weekend there will be at least SIX (!) Christmas Markets. So, let’s embrace and endorse everything Christmassy and get maximum enjoyment from it. I can’t wait to have Glühwein (mulled wine) again.

One early Christmas present was that all together we reached another big number for subscribers AND for Facebook Likes. More than 19,000 subscribers get the Dublin Event Guide every week an well over 38,000 Likes shows the strong support the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) has. Can we reach 40,000 Likes before the end of the year? I definitely think so! But an even bigger Christmas present would be to reach 20,000 subscribers. And that is harder to achieve……unless you ALL helped me. ;-)

How? Very easy! When you talk to your family members and friends and colleagues ask them about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and I bet that there is AT LEAST one that hasn’t heard of it yet and has never subscribed. So you only need to get ONE person to subscribe. Just one!? You can do that, right? Thanks!!!

In order to improve/increase the profile, I am looking for help from one or two Facebook employees. If anybody out there works for Facebook and is happy to help, please contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com! Thanks!

And now to the regular reminders! Thanks for reading:

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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!

What do you think about yourself? Most people have a much lower opinion of themselves than others have of them. How would it change things for you if you saw yourself in the positive light that others see you in? Trust their good judgement and stop being so critical with yourself. A great video clip that brings that home is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpaOjMXyJGk

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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.

When there are no outstanding events, I sometimes find it difficult to put a list together in this section. But here are a few things for Sunday:

On Saturday the Mabos Meitheal activity and the World Philosophy Day events look interesting.

On Sunday I plan to go to the Aviation Enthusiast Fair and maybe to the Dublin Flea Market. The Affordable Gift Fair in Dun Laoghaire sounds good, but I might have to give it a miss. Then there is the O’Connell Street Christmas Lighting with the Geansai Nollag Record Attempt. If you are into history and nationalism or patriotism etc. then have a look at the Ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance. In the evening you will find me in Gardiner Street Church at the Gospel Choir Mass. Always a good way to finish an interesting weekend.

During the week, have a look at some of the interesting talks (Higgs Boson Lecture in the RDS on Monday, From the Frontline on Tuesday, etc).

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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 availabe via the website at www.musicalyouthfoundation.org/store/products/4th-birthday-party-concert-tickets/

The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and the Soul Festival like each other for a long time. :-) Last week the Musical Youth Foundation has made 3 pairs of tickets for this great gig available and because there was so many entries, they have given me another 3 pairs and we are extending the competition deadline.

If you want to win a pair of tickets, help a little spreading the word about the gig (i.e. let your friends know) and then send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with MYFBIRTHDAY a the subject and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Wednesday 27 November.

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 – Ticket Competition

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 if you want to win a pair, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject COUGHLAN. Put your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and make sure that the mail has reached me by 13:00 on Monday 25 Nov.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/mary-coughlan/

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 18,000+ 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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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?

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Krav Maga Ireland self-defence training centre on TV3

Krav Maga Ireland ( www.kravmagaireland.com ) is the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and Patrick Cumiskey, who brought this highly effective and simple-to-learn self-defence system to Ireland, has supported the Dublin Event Guide right from the beginning. Some of you already knew that I am a Krav Maga instructor in Patrick’s Team and if you didn’t know it yet, you had an opportunity to see me as the “baddie” on TV3 last week.

The TV3 Late Lunch Live programme sent roving reporter Claire Solan out to meet us and to show her a few techniques. It is a light-hearted piece, but you can see me being pushed and poked. :-) Watch it here. If you are interested in learning how to protect yourself, give Patrick a call, his phone number is on the website. Tell him that you heard about it in the Dublin Event Guide!

Izakaya already ready for re-opening

The Japanese restaurant Izakaya, which is a sister-restaurant to the two Yamamoris in Dublin, was damaged by a fire in the basement at the beginning of this month. Often fire insurance procedures and the subsequent renovation in cases like that can take a long long time, but not for Izakaya: The renovations are nearly completed and the place will re-open next Wednesday. Initially the ground-floor restaurant will be back in business and “a week or so” later the basement will re-open also. businessetc.thejournal.ie/izakaya-fire-reopen-1186667-Nov2013

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.

Ascension – Tag Beckett

20 Nov – 18 Dec

Smock Alley Theatre, Lower Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Tag Beckett is dealing with the power of ascension whether it is a flying fish that can not fly or an elephant that is too heavy to become airborne.

“Ascension” will be in Smock Alley Theatre from 20 Noc-18 Dec and admission is free.

www.tagbeckett.com/Ascension.html

Irish craft and sculpture – Waterways Ireland

07-30 November (Wed-Sun: 10:00-18:00)

Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Basin, Pearse Street, Dublin 4

“Water Land” is a free exhibition of sculpture and crafted objects by some of Ireland’s most well-known, and recognised artists and crafts people on the waters of Dublin’s Grand Canal Basin, in the Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre. This exhibition brings together the heritage of the inland waterways with new work by contemporary artists and craft makers.

Find out more here www.waterwaysireland.org/Pages/Press-Release-Details.aspx?press-id=23

Silence in Shadows by Nasrin Saadat

23-30 Nov

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

The photography exhibition entitled ‘Silence in Shadows’ by Nasrin Saadat will take place in the Exchange from 23-30 Nov. The launch will be on Sat 23 Nov from 18:00-19:00 and everybody is welcome. www.exchangedublin.ie

Nothing to be Gained – John Duffy & Stano

01 Nov – 06 Dec

axis Theatre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

‘Nothing to be Gained’ is a collaboration of two dynamic artists – a mime of gesture and conversation using the visual. John Duffy uses bright colour, playing visual joy and sorrow, space and expressive marks, while Stano’s visual work is rich and warm, but shows a tough, visual geometry with vigorous, sensitive and inventive application of paint.

The exhibition is on show in the Gallery of the axis Theatre in Ballymun and asmission is free. www.axis-ballymun.ie

A Different Light – Youth Artists from Dublin’s North-Inner City

22 Nov – 28 Nov

Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 2 (off Mountjoy Square)

Different Light: The City You Thought You Knew is a collective showcase of work by youth artists, aged 15 to 21, from Dublin’s north-inner city. The exhibition launches on Friday 22 November (at 18:00-22:00) and runs for a week in Seomra Spraoi.

This combined collection of diverse and unique work celebrates identity and explores the artists’ relationships with their area through different media. Using photography, video and illustrated fiction the six projects were conceptualized as a challenge to the dominant negative image of inner-city youth. The work as a whole is an effort to impact attitudes toward working-class youth from town.

Open; Weekend 11:00-16:00, Weekdays: 17:00-21:00 Admission is free, donations are welcome.
www.facebook.com/ADifferentLightDublin

Now’s the Time – Brian Gormley

21 Nov-03 Dec

Copper House Gallery, Synge Street, Dublin 8

The Copper House Gallery will launch Now’s the Time, an exhibition of prints based on mixed media work by artist Brian Gormley at 18:00 on Thurs 21 Nov. Artist and lecturer Andrew Folan will open the exhibition. (Admission is free.)

Brian Gormley’s work captures explosions of random sound and energy, with pure gouache (a type of paint consisting of pigment, a binding agent (usually gum arabic), and sometimes added inert material) in place of notes, a process reminiscent of Robert Rauschenberg and Jackson Pollock. Using acrylic and silkscreen techniques on linen and canvas, his work pays hommage to abstract expressionism, inspired by the discordant beauty of Charlie Parker’s jazz composition “Now’s the Time.”
www.thecopperhousegallery.com/

Saturday 23 Nov

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 23 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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 23 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 23 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 23 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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 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 23 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/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 23 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

Raggy Dan Vintage Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 23 Nov

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

The Raggy Dan Vintage Market with Vintage Clothes, Vinyl Records, Photography, Jewellery and more will take place in the Exchange on Saturday.
Admission is free as far as I can see.

www.facebook.com/pages/Raggy-Dan-Vintage/220824497928783

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 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 23 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/

Star Wars Auditions

11:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 Nov

Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

The Dublin Auditions for Star War: Episode VII” will take place on Saturday and Sunday and they had to be moved from Filmbase in Temple Bar to Croke Park because masses of people are expected.

They are only looking for beautiful 17-18 years old women and handsome 19-23 year old men so the rest of us can stay at home. But if you fulfill the criteria, be prepared for a long waiting time.

Gates open already at 08:00, but auditions will not start until 11:00. Entrance is through St Joseph’s Avenue gate (off Conliffe Road,)

www.iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4286656&tpl=archnews&force=1

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 23 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

Art for Art’s Sake – Walking Tour

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 23 Nov

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

The next Art for Art’s Sake Walking Tour will incorporate elements of design and fashion as well as showcasing a wide range of emerging artists at the NLA IV exhibition with Moxie and Steambox.

Starting point is at the Grand Canal / Bord Gais Theatre, Grand Canal Dock. From there the next stop is the Waterways Visitor Centre, then Moxie, then Chester Beatty Library, then nag Gallery and finally Steambox.

Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to facilitate the running of the Dublin Art Tour.

www.facebook.com/pages/Art-for-Arts-Sake/149296411850082

Cecilia Ahern – Book Signing

12:00, Sat 23 Nov

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

A book signing in Eason’s Dundrum with Cecilai Ahern.

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

Grow your own….. – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 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 23 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/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 23 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/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 23 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

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Mat training

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 23 Nov

MMArt School, Unit 9, Crumlin Business Centre, Stannaway Drive, Crumlin, Dublin 12

The relatively new “Mixed Martial & Arts School of Excellence” is providing free Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Mat training for all ages every Saturday. The school also runs courses in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Capoeira and Women’s Self-defence and they will add Art and dance classes soon as well.

www.mmartschool.com/

Crafternoon Tea

14:00 – 18:00, Sat 23 Nov

Mary Aikenhead Day Centre, Sisters of Charity, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

A craft event is taking place in Donnybrook. There will be hands-on workshops in origami, knitting, printing pottery and Christmas Decorations. The afternoon is a fundraiser for the day care centre, so a donation is expected but it is up to you how much you want to give.

www.handmaidcraftday.com/2013/11/07/crafternoon-tea-in-donnybrook-dublin/

Ginfusion – Gin Festival

14:00, Sat 23 Nov

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The 1st Gin Festival takes place in the Twisted Pepper on Saturday and Sunday with Gin Tastings, a Bake Sale and Vintage Clothing Market (14:00-18:00), Talks/Masterclass about Gin and a Cocktail Tasting. The full schedule is in the Facebook Event Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/225083017658604/

Mabos Meitheal Initiative

14:00, Sat 23 Nov

Mabos, 8 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2

Mabos is a multi-purpose art space on Hanover Quay and the Irish word “Meitheal” means “a collective effort for the greater good of the community”. It describes the old tradition of people coming together to help with local needs.

At this monthly get-together everyone is invited to collectively help in upgrading the Grand Canal Dock area by
• Picking up litter on the water and around the perimeter of the water
• Painting a one-off piece on one of the derelict run down wall spaces along Hanover Quay
• Planting (weeding, building pallet style planters and hanging baskets, plant herb gardens)

There will be an initial briefing in Mabos where people will be divided into three groups: Pickers, Planters and Painters. The main activity will then run for approx. 3 hours and afterwards you can relax, play some ping pong etc and feel good for having helped and worked together. I heard that there might even be some Gluehwein or something similar! ;-)

Obviously participation is free. More details can be found on the Facebook Event Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/248294848662613/

World Philosophy Day – Talks

15:30, Sat 23 Nov

New Acropolis, School of Philosophy, 34 Lennox St, Portobello, Dublin 8

Saturday is UNESCO World Philosophy Day and New Acropolis is inviting to a series of free talks about philosophical subjects. The talks are:

+ 15:30 Plato for Today
+ 16:30 Confucius
+ 17:30 The Spirit of Athena

All details about the talks are on the website below.

www.acropolis.ie/WPD.php

Noisy Plug Session

19:00, Sat 23 Nov

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Noisy Plug Sessions are a monthly music night running in Dublin, Galway, Waterford & Kilkenny devoted to improving the Irish music scene through networking acts across the country.

On Saturday the line-up is:

Greg Clifford (and friends), Sinead White, Miniature Jack, Siam Collective AKA John Leech, Zero Era

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/538181619589194

Brasserie 7 Jazz Club

19:30 – 22:00, Sat 23 Nov

Brasserie 7, Capel Street, Dublin 7

A Jazz Club will take place every Saturday night, and this Saturday it is with Anita Huntley (vocals) and Humberto Meza (piano). Admission is free.

www.brasserie7.com/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 23 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 23 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 23 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

Big Stu – Gig

22:30, Sat 23 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Midnight Hour slot features “Bit Stu”. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

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

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Affordable Gift Fair

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Nov

Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The yearly pre-Christmas Affordable Gift Fair will take place in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday.

There will be Handbags, Cake stands, Glass decorations, hair accessories, Cheese boards, glass necklaces, picture frames, slate mirror, miniature hurling stick, silver bracelets, pearl earrings, watercolour paintings, cupcakes, photographs, Aran jumpers, key rings, lamps, stools and lots more.

Admission is free.

giftfairireland.wordpress.com/

Aviation Enthusiasts Fair

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Nov

Carlton Hotel, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin

Aviation Enthusiasts Fair 2013 will take place on Sunday. It is a yearly gathering for anyone who has an interest in aviation. The event displays all aspects of aviation including flight simulators, toys, models, books, radio equipment and aviation art.

Admission is free.

aviationfair.webs.com/

Christmas Market – Clontarf

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Nov

Clontarf Castle, 3 Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Is this the very first Christmas Market this year? In Clontarf Castle a Christmas Market with Gifts, Decorations, Arts & Crafts takes place. It is organised by the Design Shop Inreda and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/534355156644380

Guided Walk – Against the odds – Botanical Garden

10:00, Sun 24 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Please note: The time listed here is most likely incorrect. The website didn’t specify ANY time, so if you are interested in this guided walk, you should ring the Botanic Garden on 1 804 0300 to check the correct starting time.

Plants are incredibly resilient, surviving in the most challenging locations from dry deserts to tropical rain forests. They have adapted many clever means of reproducing and surviving in the most extreme conditions, some even resorting to eating meat. Join Felicity Gaffney to see examples of some of the incredible plant adaptations on view in the glasshouses.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 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, Sun 24 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 Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 24 Nov

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Children’s Art Cart Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sun 24 Nov

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:
10 Nov: Make a wallet (bring along empty clean cartons)
17 Nov: Trees – what would we do without them
24 Nov: Make a Surprise
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

Foundation of Irish Volunteers – Commemoration

10:30 – 11:45, Sun 24 Nov

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

The Irish Volunteers were founded on 25 Nov 1913 in the Rotunda Rink in Dublin and to commemorate this event, a ceremony will take place on Sunday at the Garden of Remembrance with the President.

10:30-10:45: Band Recital and Parade formed
10:45-11:00: Arrival of Minister for Justice, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Mayor, Taoiseach, President.
11:10: President enters Garden of Remembrance through North Entrance.
11:15-11:45: Commemoration Ceremony with Wreath laying, National Anthem and Air Corps Fly-by
11:45: President departs Garden of Remembrance

Everybody is welcome to the ceremony. (All details of the ceremony are here: www.military.ie/fileadmin/user_upload/Ceremonial/A5_IV_Leaflet_new.pdf )

www.military.ie/info-centre/defence-forces-history/commemorating-the-foundation-irish-volunteers/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 24 Nov

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

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

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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

Star Wars Auditions

11:00 – 15:00, Sun 24 Nov

Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

The Dublin Auditions for Star War: Episode VII” will take place on Saturday and Sunday and they had to be moved from Filmbase in Temple Bar to Croke Park because masses of people are expected.

They are only looking for beautiful 17-18 years old women and handsome 19-23 year old men so the rest of us can stay at home. But if you fulfill the criteria, be prepared for a long waiting time.

Gates open already at 08:00, but auditions will not start until 11:00. Entrance is through St Joseph’s Avenue gate (off Conliffe Road,)

www.iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4286656&tpl=archnews&force=1

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 24 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 24 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 Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Grow your own….. – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 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

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 24 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

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 24 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June. The next concert will feature the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet performing Beethoven: String Quartet Opus 18 No. 1 and Britten: String Quartet No. 2.

Due to a ceremony at the Garden Remembrance access to the gallery will be restricted, you should park further away and walk to the Gallery.

www.hughlane.ie

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 24 Nov

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/

Ginfusion – Gin Festival

14:00, Sun 24 Nov

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The 1st Gin Festival takes place in the Twisted Pepper on Saturday and Sunday with Gin Tastings, a Bake Sale and Vintage Clothing Market (14:00-18:00), Talks/Masterclass about Gin and a Cocktail Tasting. The full schedule is in the Facebook Event Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/225083017658604/

Jazz Brunch – Brasserie

14:00, Sun 24 Nov

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 Edel MEade (Vocals/Piano). Admission is free.

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Nov

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 24 Nov

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 24 Nov

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

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 24 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Tour of Portraiture – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00, Sun 24 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

A “Tour of Portraiture in Dublin Divided Exhibition” with Yvonne Pettitt will take place. Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1039-sundays-at-3pm-tour-with-yvonne-petit

Christmas Lights – O’Connell Street

15:30 – 18:15, Sun 24 Nov

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The final and biggest Christmas Light event will take place in O’Connell Street. The lights will be switched on at 18:00, but the event starts already at 15:30. The Army Band, a choir or two and the Monica Loughman Ballet Group will entertain.

In addition the Guinness World Record attempt for the most (Geansai Nollag) Christmas Jumpers in one place will take place in O’Connell Street. Registration will start at 16:30 and the winner of the best jumper will be announced at 17:45.

www.facebook.com/DublinatChristmas

Calender Signing – GAA Team

16:00, Sun 24 Nov

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin GAA Team will be in Eason’s in O’Connell Street for a Calender Signing.

At 17:00 there will be a book signing by Suggs.

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

Guitar Heaven – Gigs

16:00, Sun 24 Nov

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

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 24 Nov

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

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below). In brief: The Eskies, Vann Music, She’s a Beauty, Mongoose, Tickly Teeth, Throwing Halos, Arrow in the Sky, Shay Cotter-Music, Richard Farrell and the Last Tribe and Rufus Coates & the Blackened Trees

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

Zrazy – Jazz Gig

16:00 – 18:00, Sun 24 Nov

Odessa Club, 12-13 Dame Court, Dublin 2

Every Sunday in November, Zrazy will perform in Odessa in Duo formation. Maria Walsh (vocal, flute, percussion) and Carole Nelson (piano, sax). will play Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone and their own original songs, jazz / latin/ groove / blues / 70s soul. Admission is free. Odessa offers brunch from 12:00-16:00

www.odessa.ie

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk and more with “The Dublin Blues Cartel”. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-2/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 24 Nov

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

19:30, Sun 24 Nov

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: River City Public, Jupe, The Pitts, Frank Franko, Ryan O’Shaughnessy & The Good Vibes.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 24 Nov

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 25 Nov

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Foundation of Irish Volunteers – Exhibition

10:00 – 16:00, Mon 25 Nov

Rotunda Hospital, 1 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

To mark the centenary of the foundation of the Irish Volunteers on 25 November 1913, an exhibition on the Irish Volunteers from 1913-1918 will be open to the public in The Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital from 25-29 Nov. Opening Hours are Mon-Wed 10:00-16:00, Thurs 10:00-19:30, Fri 10:00-14:00.

Access to The Pillar Room is via the blue gate on Parnell Square East. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. A number of lunchtime lectures will take place daily at 13:00.

www.military.ie/info-centre/defence-forces-history/commemorating-the-foundation-irish-volunteers/

Domestic Violence Awareness Event

11:00, Mon 25 Nov

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

To celebrate the International Domestic Violence awareness raising campaign ’16 Days against Violence’, the Aoibhneas Women & Children’s Refuge in Coolock will do a balloon launch in memory of the 194 women who have been murdered since 1996.

In addition, there will be a display in Coolock Library of 194 pairs of shoes for the 16 days, to highlight domestic violence and increase awareness of services available to the community. This event will take place from 11:00, with the balloon release at 11:30.

The balloon launch will take place next to the Coolock Library.

www.aoibhneas.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 25 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 25 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/

RDS Lecture – Higgs Boson

18:00, Mon 25 Nov

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The next lecture in the RDS Speaker Series is Professor Eilam Gross (CERN) talking about “How the Higgs Boson was Discovered: The Inside Story”.

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

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1100499

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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 25 Nov

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

Tuesday 26 Nov

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Foundation of Irish Volunteers – Exhibition

10:00 – 16:00, Tue 26 Nov

Rotunda Hospital, 1 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

To mark the centenary of the foundation of the Irish Volunteers on 25 November 1913, an exhibition on the Irish Volunteers from 1913-1918 will be open to the public in The Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital from 25-29 Nov. Opening Hours are Mon-Wed 10:00-16:00, Thurs 10:00-19:30, Fri 10:00-14:00.

Access to The Pillar Room is via the blue gate on Parnell Square East. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. A number of lunchtime lectures will take place daily at 13:00.

www.military.ie/info-centre/defence-forces-history/commemorating-the-foundation-irish-volunteers/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 26 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 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 26 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

Getting an Interview and/or Job Offer

13:30 – 14:30, Tue 26 Nov

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

“Winning Tips and Techniques to Improve Your Chances of Getting an Interview and/or Job Offer” with Trish Callanan (HR Business Partner) is the talk where you will learn to increase your chances of selection from a recruiter’s perspective.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8733996.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/career_direction_2013_nov.aspx

Budweiser Music Seminars

18:00, Tue 26 Nov

Future Sounds Recording Studio, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Budweiser is hosting a series of free music seminars with career advice from experts in the music industry. Admission is free but you need to register and spaces are limited. To register send a mail to studio@budweisermusic.ie with your two preferred seminars.

The three remaining seminars are:

+ Tue 26 Nov: Becoming a Headliner with Shane Dunne (Founder of Independence)
+ Wed 27 Nov: A Life In Music with Mik Pyro (Republic of Loose)
+ Thu 28 Nov: Tools for Today’s Manage with Ken Allen (Faction – Manager & Record Label)

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From the Frontline – with international reporters and commentators

18:30, Tue 26 Nov

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The UCD Clinton Institute, in association with the Irish Times and Cultúr Lab, will run a series of public talks by leading international reporters and commentators.

Rania Abouzeid works for Al Jazeera America. She has worked for Time Magazine among others and her work on the conflicts in Syria and Egypt is recognised as among the most authoritative and best informed.
Martin Chulov covers the Middle East for the Guardian. He has reported from the region since 2005 and is respected as one of the most knowledgable journalists on the continuing turmoil and change there.

Admission is free but booking is required by emailing Catherine Carey at catherine.carey@ucd.ie.

www.ucdclinton.ie/FromtheFrontline

Poetry by Martin Walser

18:30, Tue 26 Nov

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

A reading of poems by Martin Walser in German, English and Irish is presented by the Goethe-Institut Irland and the Centre for Literary Translation at Trinity College Dublin.

Admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en11785013v.htm

Robert ‘Dr. Poetry’ Priest – Music, Poetry & Humour

18:30, Tue 26 Nov

Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, 270 Rathmines Rd Lr, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Canadian poet, musician and songwriter Robert ‘Dr. Poetry’ Priest will be in the Bark Coffee Rathmines, which is in Alan Hanna’s Bookshop and will entertain you with music, poetry and humour. Seating will be very limited and doors will be locked at 19:00. This is a BYO event. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/BarkCoffeeDublin

Your Ideas for Dublin: From Talk to Action

19:00, Tue 26 Nov

Dublin City Beta Projects, 4 Capel Street, Dublin 1

City Intersections & Dublin City Beta Projects are joining forces for that event and have called it “From Talk to Action”.

This collaboration session between City Intersections and Dublin City Beta Projects invites Dubliners to think up small-scale ideas for change in Dublin. Bring your ideas to the session, they will be workshoped and maybe set in motion. Check out all details here: cityintersections.ie/index.php/beta-collab/

www.cityintersections.ie/

Tower Records Customer Party (with Pugwash)

19:30 – 21:00, Tue 26 Nov

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

On Tuesday a big customer party will take place in Tower Records. There will be some drinks, some food, some free music and a discount of 10% for everybody.

The live music will be an acoustic set by Pugwash at 19:30.

Admission to the event is free.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 26 Nov

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 26 Nov

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

The Tracks – Gig

20:30, Tue 26 Nov

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

“The Tracks” will be playing their Debut Dublin Gig in the Grand Social and admission is free. Support by DJ Cazabon.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/tracks/

The Folk Club

21:00, Tue 26 Nov

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 isn’t yet announced. Check the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

OldSkool – Gig

23:55, Tue 26 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Oldskool – The Evolution of Hip Hop” will do a free gig in Whelan’s on Tuesday.

www.facebook.com/thisisoldskool

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Foundation of Irish Volunteers – Exhibition

10:00 – 16:00, Wed 27 Nov

Rotunda Hospital, 1 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

To mark the centenary of the foundation of the Irish Volunteers on 25 November 1913, an exhibition on the Irish Volunteers from 1913-1918 will be open to the public in The Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital from 25-29 Nov. Opening Hours are Mon-Wed 10:00-16:00, Thurs 10:00-19:30, Fri 10:00-14:00.

Access to The Pillar Room is via the blue gate on Parnell Square East. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. A number of lunchtime lectures will take place daily at 13:00.

www.military.ie/info-centre/defence-forces-history/commemorating-the-foundation-irish-volunteers/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 27 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

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 27 Nov

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 27 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/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 27 Nov

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

Budweiser Music Seminars

18:00, Wed 27 Nov

Future Sounds Recording Studio, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Budweiser is hosting a series of free music seminars with career advice from experts in the music industry. Admission is free but you need to register and spaces are limited. To register send a mail to studio@budweisermusic.ie with your two preferred seminars.

The three remaining seminars are:

+ Tue 26 Nov: Becoming a Headliner with Shane Dunne (Founder of Independence)
+ Wed 27 Nov: A Life In Music with Mik Pyro (Republic of Loose)
+ Thu 28 Nov: Tools for Today’s Manage with Ken Allen (Faction – Manager & Record Label)

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Spanish Film Screening

18:00, Wed 27 Nov

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

The film screening of “El juego del Ahorcado / The Hanged Man” by director Manuel Gómez Pereira (2008) will take place in the series of films that give you chills. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha90557_16_2.htm

The Seven Deadly Sins #5 – Business Talks

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 27 Nov

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

The “Seven Deadly Sins” series of business talks will teach you to survive and thrive in the modern business environment. The topic this week is “Pride: Grooming and Self Management.”

And speakers are Marissa Carter (owner of Carter Beauty Blackrock, Beauty Editor at Irish Parent Magazine, Beauty Expert on TV3?sXpose), Miss Bella a GoGo (Cabaret show performer), Declan Leavy (freelance fashion, grooming and lifestyle writer and founder and Editor of online daily fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine TheDailyUpdate.ie), Corinna Gaffey (stylist and fashion editor of Stellar and Kiss magazines).

Admission is free, but registration via the website below is required and this series of talks is popular, so don’t wait and register immediately.

owner of Carter Beauty Blackrock, Beauty Editor at Irish Parent Magazine, Beauty Expert on TV3?sXpose

www.ncirl.ie/NewsEvents/Events/tabid/493/eventid/45/Default.aspx

French Film Screening

18:30, Wed 27 Nov

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

The Alliance Francaise is confused!In two locations I found that this film screening is free, but o their own web site the Alliance says that there is an admission fee of EUR 10.20. I will leave it to you to check what is correct.

The film is “Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table” by Guillaume Gallienne. The perfomances are hilarious and touching at the same time. The event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Booking is required via RSVP@alliance-francaise.ie with subject “RSVP Guillaume”.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Irish Composer Bill Whelan – Talk

18:30, Wed 27 Nov

Boydell Recital Room, House 5, TCD, Dublin 2

Irish Composer Bill Whelan will talk about “Navigating A Music Career – No Map, No Route, No Destination” followed by a discussion with MCC Director Evangelia Rigaki and a Q&A session with the audience.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. If you wish to reserve a seat contact compcent@tcd.ie

www.tcd.ie/music-composition/events

Refresh: Product Strategy with Des Traynor

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 27 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Refresh Dublin is an event that promotes design, technology, usability and standards, it intents to provide a cross-discipline insight into all things design, interactive, creative and technical, so that different disciplines can learn from each other.

This month’s talk: “Lessons learned from working with 100+ start-ups” with Des Traynor

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2013/11/refreshproductstrategydestraynor

Man, Woman and Child Concerts

19:00, Wed 27 Nov

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

New Now Next – Architectural Talk

19:00, Wed 27 Nov

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Irish Architecture Foundation and Arup invite you to the fourth and final 2013 event in their NEWNOWNEXT architectural talks series. Andrew Griffin and Maxim Laroussi of new architecture practice URBAN AGENCY will speak in The Sugar Club. Urban Agency will be introduced by Raymund Ryan, Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

Following the talk DJ Lex Woo will entertain for the New Now Next Party. There will also be beer sponsored by Peroni and food supplied by Coppinger Row.

Admission is free. Doors open at 18:30 and places are limited.

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 27 Nov

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

This is Banter – The New Dubliners

20:00, Wed 27 Nov

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The next “Living for The City” edition of “This is Banter” turns the focus onto the new Dubliners who have moved to Ireland to make a home and a life for themselves.

The panel will be Wissame Cherfi (Film Maker), Monica Sapielak (Centre for Creative Practice), Hassan Lemtouni (Cafe Owner) & Minhee Wan (Financial Data Research Specialist) + Screening of short film ‘We Are Dublin’.

Admission is free, but you have to put your name on the list. All details on how to do that are on the website below.

www.thisisbanter.com/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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 27 Nov

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

Harlequin – Gig

21:00, Wed 27 Nov

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Harlequin are performing in the Mercantile. Their last gig in the November residency.

www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 27 Nov

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

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

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Corn Flakes and Commerce with Dr Rhona Mahony

07:00, Thu 28 Nov

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

The next breakfast talk in the NCI’s Corn Flakes & Commerce series takes place on Thursday with guest speaker Dr. Rhona Mahony (Master at the National Maternity Hospital and Consultant Obstetrician). Registration is required via the website below. Admission is free and a light breakfast will be provided.

www.ncirl.ie/NewsEvents/Events/tabid/493/eventid/44/Default.aspx

Foundation of Irish Volunteers – Exhibition

10:00 – 19:30, Thu 28 Nov

Rotunda Hospital, 1 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

To mark the centenary of the foundation of the Irish Volunteers on 25 November 1913, an exhibition on the Irish Volunteers from 1913-1918 will be open to the public in The Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital from 25-29 Nov. Opening Hours are Mon-Wed 10:00-16:00, Thurs 10:00-19:30, Fri 10:00-14:00.

Access to The Pillar Room is via the blue gate on Parnell Square East. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. A number of lunchtime lectures will take place daily at 13:00.

www.military.ie/info-centre/defence-forces-history/commemorating-the-foundation-irish-volunteers/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 28 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 28 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

Prints from the Western Collection

13:10, Thu 28 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Prints from the Western Collection” with Patricia McCabe will take place. Admission is free but there are only 15 places. (first come first served)

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

Psychometric Tests – Why? What? Who? How?

13:30 – 14:30, Thu 28 Nov

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

Psychometric tests are used extensively by public bodies, private companies, colleges and other course providers to assess applicants’ suitability. This lecture will cover how they work, who uses them and how you can improve your results. Speaker will be Pat Shortt from Education, Training & Career Consult (ETC Consult). Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Fire Station Artists Studios – Open Day

15:00, Thu 28 Nov

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

Fire Station Artists’ Studios are opening their doors next week in celebration of their 20th anniversary. The live-in studios, which have been home to over 80 artists including Sean Hillen, Corban Walker, Alice Maher, Jesse Jones and Patrick Graham – will be open for demonstrations in the sculpture workshop, performance and installations of work by resident artists. There will also be a number of public conversations, which will feature Sarah Browne, Mark Garry, Martin Healy, Jesse Jones, Patrick Graham, Roisin Hogan, Brian Connolly and Amanda Coogan.

Artist conversations, Workshop Demonstrations, Performance Art Event from 15:00-18:00 and the official Launch at 18:00 will take place and the full schedule is here

www.firestation.ie/

Positive Mental Health – Educational Talks

17:00 – 21:30, Thu 28 Nov

Regency Airport Hotel, Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9

A series of Community Educational Talks exploring aspects of Positive Mental Health including Awareness, Wellbeing and Resilience will take place every Thursday evening until 28 Nov. The event series is organised by the Mental health Organisation GROW.

The talks are:
14 Nov: “Introduction to Happiness” with Patricia Allen Garrett BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy
21 Nov: “Food for Thought” with Conor Saunders Nutritional Therapist BA, CNC, mNTOI
28 Nov: “Understanding Cognitive Behaviour Therapy” with Paula Lawlor Organisational Psychologist

Admission is free. Booking is recommended and all details are on the website below.

www.grow.ie/?location=eastern&s=gatekeepersearch

Budweiser Music Seminars

18:00, Thu 28 Nov

Future Sounds Recording Studio, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Budweiser is hosting a series of free music seminars with career advice from experts in the music industry. Admission is free but you need to register and spaces are limited. To register send a mail to studio@budweisermusic.ie with your two preferred seminars.

The three remaining seminars are:

+ Tue 26 Nov: Becoming a Headliner with Shane Dunne (Founder of Independence)
+ Wed 27 Nov: A Life In Music with Mik Pyro (Republic of Loose)
+ Thu 28 Nov: Tools for Today’s Manage with Ken Allen (Faction – Manager & Record Label)

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Conga, Peru: Megamining and resistance

18:30, Thu 28 Nov

LASC, 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

“Conga, Perú: Megamining and resistance from the local community” is the title of the next Thursday Night Talks about Latin America. It will be a skype-conference with Lynda Sullivan, an Irish activist living in Peru.

In November is is two years since the organised resistance against the Conga Mining Project project started. During this time thousands have regularly climbed to the altitude of over 4000 feet in the Peruvian Andes to protect the lagoons that give the people water and life. The government says Conga must be realized at all costs; the people say the realization of it will cost them their lives.

www.lasc.ie/content/tnt-conga-per%C3%BA-megamining-and-resistance-local-community

Martin A. Egan – Poetry Book Launch

18:30, Thu 28 Nov

Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, 270 Rathmines Rd Lr, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Bark Coffee Dublin are are inviting to the launch of ‘Sea Journey’, Martin A. Egan’s début collection of poetry.

Martin A. Egan is an Irish singer songwriter who also has released his own album ‘The Tune’. And he has written songs for the Hothouse Flowers, Mary O’Regan and he wrote the “Casey” for Christy Moore. It will be a night of music and poetry as Martin will also be singing a few songs accompanied on the double bass by Dara “Dip” Higgins of the Jimmy Cake experience. The book will be launched by Mary Couglan.

www.facebook.com/BarkCoffeeDublin

RDS+Teagasc Lecture – Food Security Challenge

18:30, Thu 28 Nov

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Teagasc and RDS Lecture “Lecture 4 – Sustainable Intensification and the Role of Science and Technology in Meeting the Food Security Challenge” will take place in Merrion Room in the RDS. Admission is free, but registration is required on the website below.

www.teagasc.ie/events/rds-lecture-series/registration.asp

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 28 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 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

Blanchardstown Shopping event

19:00 – 22:00, Thu 28 Nov

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

A Shopping event will take place in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre with live music, entertainment and discounts. The entertainment is provided by Bressie, Mo Kelly and Sean Munsanje.

Admission is obviously free.

www.blanchardstowncentre.com

Things that made Ireland Irish

19:30, Thu 28 Nov

Burke Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

“Object Lessons: Things that made Ireland Irish” with Fintan O’Toole

Irish culture has never been about staying the same. It has always been about coping with strange new forces while trying to retain as much of what’s familiar as we can. These objects allow us to see both the brilliant adaptations to the new and the struggle to hold on to the old.

Join Irish Times Literary Editor Fintan O’Toole as he discusses what it means to study history through objects. Fintan selects some of his favourite items from the book “A history of Ireland in 100 objects” and considers their historical significance and context.

Admission is free but booking is required.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Object-Lessons–Things-that-made-Ireland-Irish

Tighermas to Goldfinger: Medieval Art History

19:30, Thu 28 Nov

Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“From Tighermas to Goldfinger: Compiling a medieval Art History of Ireland” is the title of a lecture by Dr. Rachel Moss (President RSAI and Department of Arts History, Trinity College Dublin).

www.rsai.ie/#events

Chelsea gold medal winner Nigel Dunnett – Lecture

20:00, Thu 28 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Professor Dunnett’s work revolves around innovative approaches to planting design, and the integration of ecology and horticulture to achieve low-input, dynamic, diverse, ecologically-tuned designed landscapes, at small and large scale. His major areas of focus include green roofs, rain gardens, pictorial meadows, and naturalistic planting design.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 28 Nov

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

Phantom Presents…Come On Live Long & Darling

20:00, Thu 28 Nov

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Radio Station “Phantom” comes to the Workman’s Club and presents the bands “Come On Live Long” and “Darling”.

Admission is freee, but you have to put your name on the guest list here www.facebook.com/events/182112998646023/ and after that there is still a first come, first served policy when you arrive at the venue.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/phantom-presents-the-workmans-club-come-on-live-long-darling/

Youth Mental Health Talk

20:00, Thu 28 Nov

Candle Community Trust, Lynch’s Lane, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

The Candle Community Trust invites to a public talk on Youth Mental Health presented by Dr. Tony Bates (founder of Headstrong). Dr. Bates will talk about ‘One Good Adult’ – A Reflection on Youth Mental.

The event is open to all and is suitable for parents, youth workers, teachers and anyone working directly with young people. Refreshments will be served.

www.candletrust.ie/

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Thu 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 28 Nov

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

“The Cabin Sessions” an acoustic music gig with The Cabin House Band (Spats Davenport (Guitar), Con Butler (Bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica)) and with Special Guests: Mongoose (contemporary Folk), Blood Red Mountain Band (americana), Lynda Lucas & The Natural Born Heathens (americana) will take place in Dundrum and admission is free.

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 28 Nov

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 28 Nov

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: More than Conquerer / Race the Flux

22:30, Thu 28 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Zebra Club with “More than Conquerer” and “Race the Flux” take place. Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-more-than-conquerors-race-the-flux/

Friday 29 Nov

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Foundation of Irish Volunteers – Exhibition

10:00 – 14:00, Fri 29 Nov

Rotunda Hospital, 1 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

To mark the centenary of the foundation of the Irish Volunteers on 25 November 1913, an exhibition on the Irish Volunteers from 1913-1918 will be open to the public in The Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital from 25-29 Nov. Opening Hours are Mon-Wed 10:00-16:00, Thurs 10:00-19:30, Fri 10:00-14:00.

Access to The Pillar Room is via the blue gate on Parnell Square East. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. A number of lunchtime lectures will take place daily at 13:00.

www.military.ie/info-centre/defence-forces-history/commemorating-the-foundation-irish-volunteers/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 29 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 29 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

Royal Hibernian Way – Jazz Performance

12:00 – 15:00, Fri 29 Nov

Royal Hibernian Way, Dublin 2

The Royal Hibernian Way is that little mall were the Chocolate Company Leonidas is. From Grafton Street, walk down the alley way next to BT2 towards Dawson Street and you will pass through the Royal Hibernian Way. They are a little away from the main shopping area, so they will have some further incentives for you to visit the shops there. A Jazz performance on Friday is once of these incentives. Admission is free.

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/198519-Dublin-City-Bid-Jazz_v31.pdf

Thank Goth it’s Friday – Horror Short Film screening

15:00, Fri 29 Nov

Bleeding Horse Creative Space, 24-25 Upper Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Festival of Gothic Horrors continues until the end of November. It celebrates the major contribution made by Dublin-born writers to the Gothic genre in literature, film and performance. On Friday another free afternoon screening of recent Irish short films telling horror stories and ghostly tales will take place.

www.facebook.com/GothicHorrorsFest

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/

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir School – Recital

18:00, Fri 29 Nov

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

The choirboys of St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir School will give a special performance of Christmas pieces, both sacred and secular, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

The choristers – aged eight to 12 – will perform a variety of well-known and lesser-known Christmas pieces, ranging from Bach and Händel to ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ and ‘Oh Little Town of Bethlehem’. The concert coincides with the launch of their new album, ‘Christmas from Dublin’. The choir will be directed by Master of Choristers Stuart Nicholson, and will be joined by organist David Leigh; horn player Bethan Watkeys; trombonist Gavin Roche; and trumpeters David Collins and Rick Cowan.

Admission is free. www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/media/file/CD%20launch%20invite%202013.pdf

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/

Sammy and the Skyscraper Sandwich – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Fri 29 Nov

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

The Book Launch for ‘Sammy and the Skyscraper Sandwich’ by Lorraine Francis and Pieter Gaudesaboos takes place. It is the new picturebook by Irish writer Lorraine Francis and Belgian illustrator Pieter Gaudesaboos. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

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

French Composer Mark André

19:30, Fri 29 Nov

Boydell Recital Room, House 5, TCD, Dublin 2

French Composer Mark André will talk about “Other Compositional Interstices”. This lecture will explore the deployment of compositional interstices, analysing in particular two of his works: ‘üg’ for ensemble and electronics, and ‘hij2’ for large vocal ensemble and electronics. André is based in Berlin and currently working on his new electronic opera ‘Wunderzaichen’. Questions from the audience will be welcomed during this lecture.

www.tcd.ie/music-composition/events

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

Evolve “50 Reasons” Art Exhibition

20:00, Fri 29 Nov

4 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Evolve Urban Art event is back. There will be music and art and you can Bring your own beer. The art available will be EUR 50 or less and the promise is that the walls will be packed full of original prints, canvases and pieces.

Artists are Marcamix, Morgan, DMC, KVLR, Jess Tobin and EMIC.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/745184925495875/

Half Past Dead – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 Nov

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

Half Past Dead is an 8-piece band playing bluegrass, roots, blues and folk music.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

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

French Friday

23:00 – 02:30, Fri 29 Nov

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

The French Friday, a party for everybody French or Francophile, is taking place again in the Grand Social. There weren’t too many French Friday’s this year, but this is the last one and it fittingly is called “Ultimate 2013”. The DJs at the event are Mani Z(Hip Hop/French Touch/House), Dj Kid (Electro house) and Bastos (Dubstep/Drum n Bass) and you can expect a strong French influence on the music choice.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/448898405214838/

Events Coming Up

Christmas at Dublin Castle

30 Nov – 22 Dec

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Christmas at Dublin Castle is a complete programme of Christmas events for the whole run-up to Christmas. Every Sat+Sun “The Magic of the Nutcracker” will be performed with a ballet performance in the ballroom of the castle. The performance is free, but you have to buy a ticket into Dublin Castle to be able to see it.

Other events are completely free and require no booking and I will write about them next week.

The events that are free and ticketed and therefore require booking are:

+ Shakespeare by Candlelight (Fri 06 + Sat 07 Dec – 19:00) in Chapel Royal
+ Oscar Wilde short stories (Fri 13 + Sat 14 Dec – 19:00) in State Apartments Drawing Room
+ A Christmas Celebration! (Thurs 19 Dec – 19:00) in Chapel Royal
+ Mozart by Candlelight (Sat 21 Dec – 19:00) in Chapel Royal

If you want tickets to these events, you have to send a mail to dublincastletickets@opw.ie to request them. Hurry!!! No further details are provided about the ticket application process, but more detail is available about the events. Check it out here www.dublincastle.ie/media/Christmas%20at%20Dublin%20Castle.pdf

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

Farmleigh House Concerts & Events

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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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This is odd

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

Enforced eating and drinking – We know better than you!

Sometimes I move a little further away than just finding “This is Odd!” stories in our front and back garden, but MAYBE it isn’t that far fetched. A Lunch Box slap on the wrist made the rounds on the Internet.

A Canadian mother put roast beef, potatoes, carrots, oranges and milk in the Lunch Box of her two children. Doesn’t sound bad at all to me. But school officials slapped her on the wrist, gave the children Ritz Crackers (!) because allegedly the mum’s food was unbalanced AND they fined her $5 per child. www.gawker.com/mom-gives-kids-homemade-lunch-school-forces-them-to-ea-1466822586 And all this is justified by the rules the Manitoba Government’s Early Learning and Child Care department has put in place. The rules say that you HAVE to have a grain product in the Lunch Box. Bread healthy? Hmmm. But in this case it is not even bread, the kids got Ritz Crackers which are just dry and dead food with nothing good in them. Very odd rules!!

Couldn’t happen here you think? What if I told you that the Irish state forces you to ingest (eat and drink) a chemical that is treated in most other countries as a highly toxic waste product? In most European countries it is FORBIDDEN to add it to food, in Ireland it is added in massive amounts. Impossible? Not at all!

Ireland is only one of two countries in Europe that forces you to drink water that contains artificially added toxic substances. What am I talking about? Fluoridation! Here is an interesting list of countries and their opinion about fluoridation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoridation_by_country and check the orange symbol on the right when you scroll down a bit on this page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrofluosilicic_acid This is what you are drinking EVERY day.

So we think the Canadians are mad? It is MUCH worse here!!

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