Dublin Event Guide 358: Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Swords Viking Festival, Soapbox Science, International Dance Festival

April 26th, 2014
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 358 | 25 April 2014

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Hi all!

Easter is gone and (nearly) forgotten, but the good times continue, as far as events are concerned.

This week there are more than 180 events and when I reach 200, I will have to consider dropping less important events, it won’t be long until we get there and I am not looking forward to having to make a pre-selection but it is unavoidable. If you want to have an influence on it, drop me a mail and let me know which events are of lesser significance to you. Or alternatively just tell me how much you like the Dublin Event Guide: dublineventguide@gmail.com

Make sure that you consider going to the Science Gallery this weekend, on Sunday evening the Fail Better exhibition will close forever! This week’s main event is the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth, but there are so many other great events too, that you have a big choice. Enjoy Dublin in Spring Time!

More than EUR 1000 in free “taxi” trips with Uber was claimed already by some of you. But if you did not get your EUR 25 inroductory bonus, get it now in the Dublin News section. It will probably be the last week that I can offer this generous promotion.

And here are two very important appeals:

The sending of the weekly e-mail newsletter costs EUR 170 per month and for this I need your help. If four wonderful people can be found per week, then we usually make it exactly to that amount. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some corporate sponsors. Maybe two or three companies that are prepared to help with a little more than the individual donations of around 12 Euro. If you know anybody, send them my way. :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 20,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 45,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

And this is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, Living Social, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 170 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and 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!

I found a link to a video clip that I just HAVE to share with you in the Feel Good Slot today. It is an advertisement from Thailand, but it is really nice and well done.It is about a nice guy, a caring person, an unsung hero and it asks why he does all these good deeds:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynxdOhY5RYE

What could you do to create some happiness? Today? Next week?

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This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

Last week Roisin R, Clodagh H, Linda C and Laura B were so wonderful to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation that will benefit ALL of you! I really appreciate their help, and I would also appreciate YOUR help!

Every bit counts to ensure that you – and everyone else – will continue to get the Dublin Event Guide every week.

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm and give something back!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

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

There are a good few interesting events taking place this week,

It starts with the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth. A great festival if the weather is nice and when you combine it with a walk in Howth. Unfortunately rain does have an impact: There is not that much to do if you need to look for cover. If you like Fireworks, there is one tonight, BUT double check the website or Facebook Page if the weather is dubious.

An Orchid Fair is taking place in the Botanic Gardens and a Summer Market will be in the Filmbase in Temple Bar.

The Swords Viking Festival might be for you if you have to entertain children. I don’t expect it to be as big as the really well organised Battle of Clontarf Festival last week, but that’s ok!

The Science Gallery exhibition “Fail Better” will close on Sunday, so if you still haven’t seen it, now is your very last chance before it closes forever.

The Soapbox Science Talks in TCD sound interesting and if I had the time, I would definitely go there.

That was all just Saturday!!! On Sunday there is a Guided Cycle from 09:30. The Orchid Fair takes place again and in Santry PhotoFest2014 should interest any serious photo enthusiast. Dublin Bay Prawn Festival and Viking Festival in Swords also continue for another day.

The Dublin Flea Market is always a nice event (especially if you are looking for indoors events due to weather) and the International Dance Day with lots of free classes is a must-go for all dance-fans.

This covers just two days and already there is such a long list of events!! This summer will get busy!!

I will leave it to you to look through the events for the week, otherwise I will write for another few hours here. :-)

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Competitions

Dave Hardy & The Blue Clavon Orchestra – Ticket Competition

Sat 10 May – 20:00
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Dave Hardy & The Blue Clavon Orchestra will be in the National Concert Hall for an evening of Pop, Swing, Motown, Latin American and Irish all-time favourite classic hits! (Special guests are the Dublin Concert Band, the King’s Hospital Jazz Band and the Massed Choir.)

Tickets are EUR 25/20 and you can buy them from the National Concert Hall Box Office ( www.nch.ie/Online/BlueClavonOrchestra10May14). A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children for EUR 70 is also available.

I was at a previous concert of Dave Hardy and if you like Big Band-type music and Pop, Swing etc, then you will love this event! Here is a taster: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPtiOMYnjEc

For one lucky Dublin Event Guide reader, Dave has made one Family Ticket available for the concert in the National Concert Hall. If you want to win these 4 tickets, you need to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with DHARDY in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Tues 06 May at 13:00. (Please note that the tickets are for 2 adults and 2 children!)

Release Your Voice – 8-week Singing Course – Competition

This competition is over now and the winner has been drawn and notified, but there is some update from Joan and because many of you entered the competition and were interested in doing her Group Singing Classes, I want to tell you about it:

Her course officially started last week, but because of the Easter Holidays a number of people couldn’t start before next Tuesday (29 April) and because there is a bit more space in the room than anticipated, Joan has decided to let people that really want to take part start next week and to offer them a pro-rata reduction. So if you want to learn from Joan and enjoy her singing classes, you can now get a 7 week course for just EUR 75.

The course will take run from 18:15-19:30 at the Lantern Centre, 15 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Discover new and exciting possibilities for your voice while having fun and join these Group Singing Classes with Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields.

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch-range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence.

The class is suitable for all levels of singer from the beginner/non-singer to the professional and for all styles e.g: Contemporary/ Pop/Rock/Jazz/ Classical/Traditional etc.

Joan is a very popular and experienced professional singer herself, has a Masters in Music Performance and will definitely be the right person to bring you to the next level of singing.

To book your place, contact freeyourvoice@outlook.com or ring 086 3844527 and here are some more details

Promote your product or (non-free) event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 20,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. In most cases there are no charges to you (apart from making some tickets or some of your products available for free).

And if you want me to do use your product and write an assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-)

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HURRY: Uber – Free chauffeured trip for every Dublin Event Guide Reader (EUR 25 present!)

Already more than 1000 Euro in free trips was claimed by Dublin Event Guide readers and this offer unfortunately will have to end soon, so look at this:

Dublin Event Guide Readers and their friends can get a free chauffeured trip to the value of EUR 25 !!

Uber, the American transportation company that is shaking up the hired car world has firmly arrived in Dublin and is offering their “Uber Black” service here. Uber Black is a chauffeured or private driver car service that is a big step up from your normal taxi service. It is certainly travelling in style and through the Uber app it is simple, secure, cashless and comfortable.

Everybody talks about Uber and now the company is giving every Dublin Event Guide reader a chance to try out the service. Every new user can easily get EUR 25 through this Dublin Event Guide offer so that you can give Uber a go. If your trip costs less than EUR 25 you just thank the driver and walk away. If the trip costs more, you only pay the difference.

To get your free chauffeured Uber trip, download the free Uber app (available in the app store), then register through the app and enter the Promo Code DUBEVENTGUIDE. That’s all! And instantly the EUR 25 will be on your account. And if you already have signed up, get your friends/housemates/partner who usually go out with you to sign-up as well so that your gang gets another EUR 25.

Alternatively you can just go to www.uber.com/go/DUBEVENTGUIDE and register there if you don’t want to download the app yet.

[The EUR 25 will be valid until 30 June 2014. The value can only be used for a single trip, so the whole EUR 25 will be used up even if the trip did cost less. This offer is only available for new users. Only when you use the Promo Code DUBEVENTGUIDE you will get the credit.]

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Temple Bar in world’s 10 most disappointing locations list

The Irish Times and other media outlets reported it about 10 days ago: Temple Bar is – according to the Huffington Post – among the Top 10 of locations to avoid “at all cost”. Most of us fully understand the problem that is Temple Bar and many of us have a Love – Hate relationship with the area. I actually think that there are – just looking at a weekend day – at least five or six Temple Bars:

The first one is a wonderful family-friendly “Old Town” piece of Dublin until around 17:00. Then from 17:00-20:00 the hen weekenders, restaurant seekers and pub visitors are flooding the street. Busy and you experience a change in atmosphere. Then the 20:00-00:00 slot is the third phase, it is an increasingly messy time with the first few bits of hostility, shouting and drunkenness. Now it flips into the “Get out” phase from around 00:00-2:30 and after that it is just a war zone. Pubs are closed, security people left and the Gardai have abandoned the area.

It is not convenient to the pubs and bars in the area if anything negative is mentioned about it, but I think something should be done if we don’t want to let Temple Bar sink further.

Donating to the Dublin Event Guide for free!?

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

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

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

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

And if you want to buy from
Groupon use this www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=344250&v=4345&q=162396&r=140544 or for
LivingSocial use this www.awin1.com/awclick.php?mid=4319&id=140544

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

Opportunities

This section is intended to feature new startup companies and projects. Opportunities that people saw and that they chose not to ignore. I am, however, experiencing a little technical problem with this section, so for now I won’t be able to use it. I will keep you posted.

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 www.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.

Governors, Guardians, Artists – Exhibition

until 11 May

National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Founded in 1854 by an Act of Parliament, the National Gallery of Ireland’s first Board was established with seventeen governors and guardians. This governance included the President of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), which was considered the most important arts organisation in Ireland, and two artists nominated by the RHA, George Petrie and George Francis Mulvany. Since then, over fifty artists have served on the Board, contributing to, and supervising, the development of the institution and its collection.

Many of the artists nominated to the Board were active members of the Irish art community, sometimes holding positions of great influence. For example, Sean Keating was a senior teacher at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, President of the RHA and served on the Board of the Gallery for twenty-eight years.

“Governors, Guardians, Artists” highlights the work of a selection of those artists who served on the board, such as George Petrie, John Lavery, Nathaniel Hone, Sarah Purser, Jack B.Yeats, Evie Hone and Sean Keating.

On Tuesday 08 April at 10:30, Curator Donal Maguire will give an introduction to the exhibition. Gallery Lecture Theatre. Admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie

Marcin Bialas Exhibition

24 Apr – 12 May (Opening 24 Apr: 18:00-21:00)

Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP), 15 Pembroke Street, Dublin 2

Marcin Bialas will present a collection of dark graphic artwork with a clear influence from architecture. His main interests are graphic arts (intaglio technique) and drawing.

Admission to exhibition and also to the Opening Reception are free.

www.cfcp.ie/events/701

Of Space and Place – Margo McNulty and Geraldine O’Reilly

11 April – 07 June (Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat: 10:00-17:00)

The LAB Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1

A curator did strike again:

“McNulty and O’Reilly share a common interest in subject matter derived from rural Ireland for this exhibition of prints and video. Exploring their mutual interest in history, memory and narrative in their work, their work is situated in the local. O’Reilly’s work draws on a residency at the Heinrich Boll House on Achill Island where she was struck in particular by the Deserted Village, abandoned since famine times. John F. Deane’s poem The Abandoned Village, and an excerpt from Eavan Boland’s essay Outside History, from the book, Object Lessions, appear alongside a series of photo etchings. McNulty’s work explores personal history revising her grandmother and great grandmothers house as the basis for her large scale lithographs that become microscopic portals to the past. The exhibition is accompanied by a specially commissioned essay by Prof Luke Gibbons.”

www.thelab.ie

Saturday 26 Apr

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 26 Apr

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 26 Apr

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 26 Apr

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 26 Apr

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 26 Apr

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

Dublin Orchid Fair

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Dublin Orchid Fair takes place on Sat 26 + Sun 27 April.
A wide variety of orchids will be on display in the Teak House. “This event is of interest to both beginner and accomplished growers and will provide an opportunity to source orchids, sundries and books. As part of the fair there will be talks on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection.”

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Filmbase Summer Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Apr

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Filmbase Summer Market will take place on Saturday. The craft and gifts fair will feature stands and stalls with arts, crafts, handmade wares, clothing, jewellery, prints and more.

Admission is free. www.facebook.com/events/795685027108654

filmbase.ie/filmbase-summer-market/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Apr

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/

Lord Edward’s Own Reenactors – Military Drill

10:00 – 12:00, Sat 26 Apr

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

The history and battle re-enactment group “Lord Edward’s Own” will be practicing military drills from 1913-1916. Drop in to see the re-enactors dressed up in Irish Citizen Army and Irish Volunteers uniforms. This will take place on Clarke Square. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4297

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Apr

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 26 Apr

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

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Apr

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

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Apr

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 26 Apr

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/

Cake Decoration Demo – Inspiring Ideas

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 26 Apr

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Inspiring Ideas in Blanchardstown Centre (Unit 417 Retail Park 2) is inviting to

+ Sat 26 April (11:00-16:00): Meet Claire Murray from the Little Venice Cake Company demonstrating the wide range of cake decorating products available. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.inspiringideas.com

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival – Howth

11:00, Sat 26 Apr

Howth (various locations)

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival takes place in Howth this Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a focus on seafood with Cookery Demonstrations in the Marquee on both days and with special prawn festival dishes in the restaurants in Howth.

There will be a few free events and activities (History of Howth Walk, Open Days at the RNLI Lifeboat Station and at the Howth Coastguard Station, Biodiversity Activities and the Howth Goats are on display), and for other activities there will be charges (visit the National Transport Museum, the Hurdy Gurdy Radio Museum, enjoy the Fun Fair).

At the Festival Food Fair in the Main Festival Marquee you will be able to buy a variety of Prawn (and other) dishes and then you could go for a walk on Howth Pier or even around Howth Head to make room for more food.

On Saturday evening at 22:00 a Fireworks Display over Howth Harbour will entertain everybody.

Access roads to and from Howth and parking in Howth are very limited and with a festival taking place there, it will get very very busy, especially if the weather is good. If you can, you should use public transport!! …or be prepared for significant delays.

www.dublinbayprawnfestival.ie

Experience Japan Seminar Day

11:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Experience Japan is inviting to a Seminar Day in the Chester Beatty Library. Four talks will take place and the topics are:

+ Gender and Culture: An Introduction for Experience Japan
+ History and Policy Change in Supporting ‘Science Women’ in Japan
+ Girl Power – how heroines are portrayed in Japanese art
+ Gender representation in Kabuki

It seems that admission to the event is free and it also seems that you are not necessarily expected to stay for all talks. More details about talks and speakers are on the website below.

experiencejapan.ie/w/?page_id=1058

Swords 1014 Viking Festival

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Apr

Swords Castle, Bridge Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

The Battle of Clontarf took place in the Clontarf area and never reached to Swords, but when it was all over and Brian Boru had been killed, he was brought to Swords Monastery, which was were now St. Columba’s Church is situated. And with that link in place, Swords also wants to have a Viking Festival.

The Festival takes place from Fri 25-Sun 27 April. I found out about the festival too late to tell you already in last week’s Dublin Event Guide about the Friday events, but I did mention them on the Facebook Page, so it is always a good idea to watch out for updates on www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide

On Saturday and Sunday a Viking Village will Battle Re-enactments, Hands-on activities and information about Archaeology, a Falconry Display and a talk will wait for you from 11:00-17:00 at the castle in Swords. There is also a Viking exhibition in the Chapel of the Castle. And on Saturday a “Swords 1014” poetry competition reading and prize giving will take place in the County Hall in Swords at 15:30. Hourly tours of St. Columba’s Church and Round Tower (from 12:00-16:00) will also take place.

All events are free. There will also be free parking on the Seatown Road Car Park.

All event details can be found on this downloadable brochure: www.fingal.ie/media/Swords%201014%20Schedule%20of%20Events.pdf

www.fingal.ie/media/Swords%201014%20Schedule%20of%20Events.pdf

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Apr

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

Thor’s Hammer

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 26 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Vikings wore pendants and amulets based on the Norse gods in the hope that they would bring them good luck. Come to the National Museum in Kildare Street to learn more about the beliefs of the Vikings and make your very own Thor’s hammer pendant to take home.

Suitable from Age 6 and it will take place in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. Admission is free.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 26 Apr

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

Ethnic Bazaar

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Apr

163 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

An Ethnic Bazaar takes place at the Islamic Foundation Ireland’s South Circular Road mosque. There will be Ethnic foods, cakes, clothes, scarves, prayer mats, gifts, books, toys, henna body art and more. The market is a fund raiser for Syria.

It is not clearly stated if admission is free, but there is a good chance that it is. And you can check for definite via 087-6612020.

www.facebook.com/events/634532496640516/

Fail Better – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the second last day of the current Science Gallery exhibition. You have until 18:00 tomorrow to see Christopher Reeves wheelchair or the frightening Birth Machine. Use this last opportunity!

The current Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “Fail Better” and it will run from 07 Feb – 27 Apr. The title comes from Samuel Beckett’s “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” and the exhibition looks at beautiful and instructive failures. The purpose is to open up a debate on the essential role of failure in human creativity, in technology, science, design, business and sport.

20 unique exhibits, from a pair of explorer boots that caused Ranulph Fiennes to fail in an Everest attempt, via Christopher Reeve’s (Superman) original wheelchair, to a full-scale reconstruction of the the world’s worst or maddest invention: a big table that is meant to assist childbirth using centrifugal force.

I visited the exhibition and I definitely recommend it. Age-wise, I would think that it is suitable for children from Age 12/13 as long as the parents are prepared to read a good bit of explanatory text and then “translate” it for their children. There is no overly complicated stuff, but most of the exhibits are not self-explanatory. But there is a strong reason for bringing your kids: We have in general a negative attitude to Failure. This exhibition will help you to change that!

Admission is free and opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

www.sciencegallery.com/failbetter

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Apr

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. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

How the Rising was Armed – Talk

12:00 – 12:30, Sat 26 Apr

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

This weekend 100 years ago, the gunrunning into Larne, Bangor and Donaghadee by the Ulster Volunteer Force took place, which was followed by the Howth gun-running in July 1914. The rifles and ammunition smuggled into Howth on board the yacht Asgard and into Kilcoole by Kelpie and Chotah would arm the Irish Volunteers in preparation for the 1916 Rising.

Sandra Heise, curator of Historical Collections, will give an illustrated talk, describing these events in Irish history and their consequences.

A special talk by Michael Kenny, Keeper Emeritus, entitled “Understanding 1916” will follow at 12:40.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444. Suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4295

Soapbox Science – Talks

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 26 Apr

Trinity College, Dublin 2

Soapbox Science will turn Trinity’s Front Square into a hub of scientific learning and discussion when some of Ireland’s leading female scientists explain their science from a soapbox to everybody listeining to them. The goal is to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, and challenging the public’s view, of women and science.

Come along to learn and to be inspired. Speakers will talk from their soapboxes in Front Square (whatever the weather!) from 12:00-15:00. Each speaker will present every hour for 15 minutes and topics will be Genes, Healthy Milk, Antibiotic resistance, Ionic liquids, Nature’s Pharmacy, Bird flue, Your brain, Mars, and more. 12 speakers will share their knowledge with you.

Check out all topics and the speakers on the website below. (Admission is free:)

soapboxscience.org/?page_id=824

Understanding 1916 – Talk

12:30 – 13:30, Sat 26 Apr

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

Michael Kenny, Keeper Emeritus and curator of the exhibition “Understanding 1916” will talk about the events as they took place in at Easter 1916. The talk will take place from 12:40-13:10.

This talk is preceded by a talk on how the Rising was armed, with curator Sandra Heise.

Admission is free, but booking is essential via 01-6777444.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4298

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 26 Apr

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/

Aslan – Album Signing

13:00, Sat 26 Apr

HMV Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Aslan will be in the new HMV shop in Grafton Street for a signing. (It seems that they will NOT perform during the signing.)

Admission is free.

www.hmv.ie/events

Bow Tie Tying Demo

13:00, Sat 26 Apr

Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2

I have seen and been at a lot of unusual events but every so often there is an event coming along that even surprises me. ;-)

This one is one like that. It’s not weird or strange or anything like that, just….unexpected:

If you have always wanted to wear a bow tie, but you didn’t know how to tie it, then this is YOUR day! WAYO is holding a free Bow Tie Tying Demo at The Loft Market (top floor, Powerscourt Centre) on Saturday. And all participants will receive a voucher for EUR 5 off any WAYO product in the Loft Market.

www.wayotextiles.com/

The Town We Love So Well – Dublin City Writings

13:00 – 14:00, Sat 26 Apr

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

Dublin City Writings is a series of events, which elevates Dublin and its surroundings to muse-like status. A the event you will be looking at “how the city has inspired diverse and distinct voices and themes from its traditional cobbled stones and contemporary award-winning architecture, to its leafy green suburbs and rolling plains.”

Each session will concentrate on a different theme and for the launch first-time novelist Oona Frawley will discuss her debut novel “Flight”, a story of four people whose journeys intersect one winter in Dublin.

Admission is free.

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

Chester Beatty – Japanese Tour

13:45, Sat 26 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Japanese willt ake place with Hiromi Anzai.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 26 Apr

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

“What’s Up Doc?” Roundtable – Darklight Festival

14:00, Sat 26 Apr

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

“What’s Up Doc?” Roundtable is a discussion in the context of the Darklight Festival that takes place this week.

“Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Vivienne Dick, Femke Wolting, Nick Ryan, Keith Potter, Dara Waldron, Ben Russell, Chris Killen of ‘Wizard’s Way,’ plus new voices from Irish documentary, will field critical questions posed by the evolving forms of documentary. Storytelling, methodologies, codes of practice and responses to hybrid documentary filmmaking will be discussed as well as the creative opportunities and ethical conundrums it poses.”

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

www.darklight.ie/festival/detail/whats-up-doc-roundtable

Vegan Bake Sale

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Apr

Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Vegetarian Society of Ireland is celebrating the 2014 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale on Saturday 26 April 2014 with their Bake Sale event in the Outhouse.

Vegan baking involves using only ingredients that are of plant origin, i.e. no dairy products, eggs or honey.

Proceeds are being evenly divided between Vegetarian Society of Ireland and Back Into Daylight Animal Sanctuary in the East of Ireland backintodaylight.com/

Admission is free.

www.meetup.com/vegetarian-485/events/166870662/

Boom Bap BBQ – Hip Hop

15:00 – 01:00, Sat 26 Apr

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Beatyard & The Animators invite to “Boom Bap BBQ” in the Bernard Shaw.

BBQ, Live Performances, Turntablism, Live Graffiti Jam, Hip Hop Movie, Hip Hop Table Quiz, Dj Sets, MC Battles and a Hip Hop fun fair will take place from 15:00 on Saturday. Admission is free.

www.boombapbbq.com

Antibiotics and the machine that reads our genes

16:00, Sat 26 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The lecture “Antibiotics and the machine that reads our genes” by Nobel Laureate Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate akes place on Saturday. “Dr Ramakrishnan was awarded the Nobel Laureate for his determination of ribosome structure. His studies have revealed much information about antibiotics and also how hereditary information is deciphered in all organisms including plants and humans.”

Before the lecture (at 15:30) the price giving for best poem / essay on DNA and RNA (schools’ competition) will be held. The winners will read excerpts from their entries.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Cumann na mBan – 100th anniversary – Talk

16:30, Sat 26 Apr

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Cumann na mBan, an Irish republican women’s paramilitary organisation, was founded 100 years ago in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street, on 02 April 1914. At that meeting, attended by approximately 100 women, it signed up to advance the cause of Irish liberty, to organise Irish women in the furtherance of that objective, to assist in arming and equipping a body of Irish men for the defence of Ireland and to form a fund for these purposes to be called the ‘Defence of Ireland Fund’.

Dr. Mary McAuliffe, who is a lecturer in Irish Women’s History at UCD and is President of the Irish Women’s History Association, will discuss the founding of Cumann na mBan, explore the role women played in the nationalist movement, the debates that emerged regarding that role, and the nature of its relationship with the wider women’s suffrage movement.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/295625417260944

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 26 Apr

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

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 26 Apr

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event 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

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 26 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Devils Jukebox is live music from 20:00-23:00 and DJs with Alternative, Punk, Rock, Metal & Garage after that. Every Saturday! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Mama Kabash – Gig

20:30, Sat 26 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Mama Kabash is a “community” of sounds, rhythms and languages from many corners of the Mediterranean Sea with colors from Latin America and Jamaica. The music is a mix of rumba, ska, reggae, balkan and Latin American rhythms.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-mama-kasbah-3/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 26 Apr

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

Howth Fireworks – Prawn Festival

22:00, Sat 26 Apr

Howth (various locations)

On Saturday evening a (free) Fireworks Display will be shown over Howth Harbour.

www.dublinbayprawnfestival.ie

Franko Franko – Gigs

22:30, Sat 26 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Franko Franko” with support from “Million Little Gods” and “This other Kingdom” are performing in the Midnight Hour in Whelan’s. The gig starts at midnight, but to get free admission you need to be there before 22:30 (or sign up for the guest list on the website below).

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-franko-franko/

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Dublin Cycling Campaign – Guided Social Cycle

09:30, Sun 27 Apr

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Join the Dublin Cycling Campaign for a guided social cycle on Sunday with European Cyclists Federation delegates. There is a choice of three routes all starting at the Phoenix Park. Meeting Point is at the Phoenix Park Bike Hire at 09:30.

The routes and distances are: Route 1 – the Lucan Cycle (35km), Route 2 – the Fingal Cycle (13km), Route 3 – the Dun Laoghaire / Dalkey Cycle (21km).

www.dublincycling.com/events/guided-cycle-tours-around-dublin

Dublin Orchid Fair

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Dublin Orchid Fair takes place on Sat 26 + Sun 27 April.
A wide variety of orchids will be on display in the Teak House. “This event is of interest to both beginner and accomplished growers and will provide an opportunity to source orchids, sundries and books. As part of the fair there will be talks on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection.”

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Apr

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 – 16:30, Sun 27 Apr

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 27 Apr

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/

PhotoFest 2014 – Photo Trade Show

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Apr

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Avenue, Santry, Dublin 9

PhotoFest 2014, Ireland’s largest Photo Trade Show takes place this Sunday.

There will be an extensive list of exhibitors, including a large presence from both Canon Ireland and Nikon UK & Ireland, with all other major industry related brands exhibiting as well.

In addition, there will also two free seminar streams: Canon will present their products in 5 sessions through the day and DML will talk about Flash and Lightning in four sessions.

Admission to the PhotoFest is free, but registration is required here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/photofest-ireland-2014-tickets-6372304735?ref=devg

www.irishphotonews.com

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Apr

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

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival – Howth

11:00, Sun 27 Apr

Howth (various locations)

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival takes place in Howth this Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a focus on seafood with Cookery Demonstrations in the Marquee on both days and with special prawn festival dishes in the restaurants in Howth.

There will be a few free events and activities (History of Howth Walk, Open Days at the RNLI Lifeboat Station and at the Howth Coastguard Station, Biodiversity Activities and the Howth Goats are on display), and for other activities there will be charges (visit the National Transport Museum, the Hurdy Gurdy Radio Museum, enjoy the Fun Fair).

At the Festival Food Fair in the Main Festival Marquee you will be able to buy a variety of Prawn (and other) dishes and then you could go for a walk on Howth Pier or even around Howth Head to make room for more food.

Access roads to and from Howth and parking in Howth are very limited and with a festival taking place there, it will get very very busy, especially if the weather is good. If you can, you should use public transport!! …or be prepared for significant delays.

www.dublinbayprawnfestival.ie

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Apr

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Co-op, 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 and admission is free. 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 Co-op 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 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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

Swords 1014 Viking Festival

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Apr

Swords Castle, Bridge Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

The Battle of Clontarf took place in the Clontarf area and never reached to Swords, but when it was all over and Brian Boru had been killed, he was brought to Swords Monastery, which was were now St. Columba’s Church is situated. And with that link in place, Swords also wants to have a Viking Festival.

The Festival takes place from Fri 25-Sun 27 April. I found out about the festival too late to tell you already in last week’s Dublin Event Guide about the Friday events, but I did mention them on the Facebook Page, so it is always a good idea to watch out for updates on www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide

On Saturday and Sunday a Viking Village will Battle Re-enactments, Hands-on activities and information about Archaeology, a Falconry Display and a talk will wait for you from 11:00-17:00 at the castle in Swords. There is also a Viking exhibition in the Chapel of the Castle. And on Saturday a “Swords 1014” poetry competition reading and prize giving will take place in the County Hall in Swords at 15:30. Hourly tours of St. Columba’s Church and Round Tower (from 12:00-16:00) will also take place.

All events are free. There will also be free parking on the Seatown Road Car Park.

All event details can be found on this downloadable brochure: www.fingal.ie/media/Swords%201014%20Schedule%20of%20Events.pdf

www.fingal.ie/media/Swords%201014%20Schedule%20of%20Events.pdf

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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/

Fail Better – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the last day of the current Science Gallery exhibition. You have until 18:00 to see Christopher Reeves wheelchair or the frightening Birth Machine. Use this last opportunity!

The current Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “Fail Better” and it will run from 07 Feb – 27 Apr. The title comes from Samuel Beckett’s “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” and the exhibition looks at beautiful and instructive failures. The purpose is to open up a debate on the essential role of failure in human creativity, in technology, science, design, business and sport.

20 unique exhibits, from a pair of explorer boots that caused Ranulph Fiennes to fail in an Everest attempt, via Christopher Reeve’s (Superman) original wheelchair, to a full-scale reconstruction of the the world’s worst or maddest invention: a big table that is meant to assist childbirth using centrifugal force.

I visited the exhibition and I definitely recommend it. Age-wise, I would think that it is suitable for children from Age 12/13 as long as the parents are prepared to read a good bit of explanatory text and then “translate” it for their children. There is no overly complicated stuff, but most of the exhibits are not self-explanatory. But there is a strong reason for bringing your kids: We have in general a negative attitude to Failure. This exhibition will help you to change that!

Admission is free and opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

www.sciencegallery.com/failbetter

International Dance Day – Classes & Workshops

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Apr

Dance House, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

The Interntational Dance Day Ireland will take place on Sun 27 April with lots of classes and workshops and on Tuesday 29 April with a Performance Trail throughout the City Centre.

The classes and workshops will take place in Dance House in Foley Street.

There will be Tai Chi, Ballet, Flamenco, Pilates, Contemporary Dance, Kizomba, Yoga, Capoeira, Bharatanatyam, Salsa, West African Dance, Hip Hop, Forro, Barre, Swing and more. Check out the programme at www.internationaldanceday.org/2014/04/13/212/

All classes and workshops are free and you just have to turn up, If you have any questions contact 085-8331676

There will be a separate event listing for the Performance Trail on Tuesday.

www.internationaldanceday.org

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Apr

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

“Made by Hand” or “Hecho a manos” is a new Sunday weekly market in Viva, Portobello with most things made by hand and some vintage clothing and curiosities too. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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 Oriel Trio (Vourneen Ryan, Flute; Cian Ó Dúill, Viola; Clíona Doris, Harp) performing Irish Melodies for Flute, Viola and Harp, Aleksandra Vrebalov’s Souls, Boats Traveling World Premiere and Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1114-sundaysnoon-the-oriel-trio

Music Movies & Brunch

13:00 – 17:30, Sun 27 Apr

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Tower Cafe is inviting to “Music Movies & Brunch”, where the documentaries “Searching for Sugar Man” and “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town” will be screened. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 27 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), 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 below or on their Facebook Page 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/

IWT Booterstown Marsh Clean-up

14:00, Sun 27 Apr

Booterstown Dart Station, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) Dublin Branch is teaming up with An Taisce South Dublin and DIT this weekend to take part in a clean-up of Booterstown nature reserve and beach.

“This is a very important habitat for a wide variety of bird species, along with countless other flora and fauna. As with many other marine habitats, refuse build-up and littering are serious problems that have a highly negative effect on the area and the life it supports. We’re calling on our supporters to join us to combat this everyday destruction so that we can enjoy the area for many years (and events!) to come.”

Meet at Booterstown DART car park. Bags, gloves and litter pickers will be provided. ..and there will be tea and biscuits afterwards.

iwt.ie/rsvpmaker/iwt-dublin-branch-booterstown-marsh-clean-up/

One City One Book at the National Print Museum

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Apr

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

Come to the National Print Museum for an afternoon of letterpress printing and talks/readings from “If Ever You Go” co-editor Gerard Smyth. The talk/reading will take at 15:00, the Letterpress Printing (with Mary Plunkett) will take place throughout the afternoon.

Admission is free.

In the morning (11:00-13:00), the Centre Stage Players present a “A Dublin Saunter”, which includes Dublin Poetry, Songs and Stories from “If Ever You Go” at the National Print Museum. This event will not be free (EUR 5).

For the talk at 15:00 and the play at 11:00, it is not necessary to book, however, seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Phoenix Park Poetry Reading

14:00, Sun 27 Apr

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

To celebrate Dublin: One City, One Book, the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre will host a series of poetry readings & Performances every Sunday in April. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,30636,en.html

Runic Riddles

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The Vikings liked to tell stories called sagas about their gods and other mysterious creatures. They also wrote with special symbols called runes. At this Drop-in activity kids (Ages 6+) can work out the secrets of the Viking sagas by deciphering runic riddles.

The event takes place in the Learning Resource Room on the first floor. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4299

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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

Up close with Music 2014

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 27 Apr

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

This is the final event in contemporary musical ensemble Concorde’s series “Up Close With Music” at the RHA Gallery this year.

It features new work by composer Rhona Clarke and artist Marie Hanlon, a 70th birthday tribute to Frank Corcoran, the premiere of a specially composed work by Concorde’s 2014 student composer Patrick Egan, music from Norway and Dublin contemplating ‘dawn’, and music from Icelandic and Irish composers reflecting on ‘breath’.

The concerts take place at 14:30 and 15:45 and admission is free. Find the full programme here.

www.rhagallery.ie/events/up-close-with-music-2014/

Public Tour: The Easter Rising 1916

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Apr

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

Join Museum educator Edith Andrees on a tour to the “Understanding 1916” exhibition and the “Soldiers and Chiefs” 1916 gallery.

Admission is free and no booking is required. Places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before the tour starts.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4300

Sunshine Cafe – Sunday Jazz

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Apr

Sunshine Cafe, 107 Lower George’s St, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly Jazz gig will take place in the Sunshine Cafe for your Sunday afternoon entertainment. The Jazzwise Duo (piano and double bass) play classic jazz including Broadway standards, Bossa Nova, Blues etc

Storytelling Hack Jam Presentation

17:30, Sun 27 Apr

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

“Visual storytelling has been with us since the beginning of times. With the capability of the web to provide interactive, dynamic and participatory functionality, stories are starting to take new shapes and forms, allowing for engaging experiences around them. This hackathon event brings together digital storytellers, web developers and designers to collaborate on storytelling projects that can only exist on the web. You will team up to brainstorm ideas, create open-source code and demo prototypes of your own web-native stories.”

Admission is free, but booking is required (via the website below). The event is part of the Darklight Festival.

www.darklight.ie/festival/detail/storytelling-hack-jam-presentation

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 27 Apr

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/

Night Run

18:30 – 23:00, Sun 27 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Samsung Night Run, a 10km run on Sunday evening, will take place this week. It will start at 21:00 and finish at 22:20, but streets in the area will be closed already from 18:45 and until 23:00. The start is near Customs House and the Finish is on North Wall Quay, near the CHQ building.

The whole area from Customs House Quay to the Point (on the North Side) and from City Quay to the Grand Canal Dock (on the South Side) will be affected by rolling or full road closures.

The event is NOT free and there will not be any additional entertainment programme for spectators, but you are more than welcome to watch the spectacle and to support and cheer on the runners.

samsungnightrun.ie/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 27 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen play their weekly gig on the ground floor in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 27 Apr

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).

AGAIN there is no update on the Facebook Page and since this event is anything but reliable lately, I might have to take it out of the weekly Dublin Event Guide soon. Don’t go to the event unless you have checked the Facebook Page below!

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

19:00, Sun 27 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in Whelan’s again and will perform mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-21/

Trinity Latino – Launch Party

19:00, Sun 27 Apr

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The launch party for a new Latin Music event will take place on Sunday. You will be able to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia and reggeaton. Live music, food tasting and free admission, what more could you want?

www.facebook.com/events/1440860769492234/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 27 Apr

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 27 Apr

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 short it is: FloorStaff, SFvAS,
Paul Creane and the Changing Band, Not Enough Guns, Two Glass Eyes ( Belfast), Aaron Corcoran.

www.facebook.com/events/238565292996343

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 27 Apr

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

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 27 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Jawbone Gig night in Sin É, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free. For the line-up check here www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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. Admission is free.

The Pavement Kings play Rockabilly from 21:00 and
DJs Popocorn Peete and Little Dakota follow from 23:00-01:30 with a white variety of styles (Rockabilly, Calypso, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, etc).

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 27 Apr

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 27 Apr

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 28 Apr

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 28 Apr

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 28 Apr

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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 28 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Bookdepository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Bookdepository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

Picturing Pollard

17:00 – 20:00, Mon 28 Apr

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

“Picturing Pollard” is a lecture by Dr Valerie Coghla about a collection of interesting picture books by Mary “Paul” Pollard that were bequeathed to Trinity College. All details about the lecture can be found here:

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/assets/documents/2014-04-28%20picturing%20pollard_large2.pdf

Admission is free.

Creatives in Animation Network

19:00 – 21:00, Mon 28 Apr

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Creatives in Animation Network brings writers and animators together to enable possibe collaborations on projects now or in the future. The 10th Creatives in Animation Network event is on Monday in the Roasted Brown Cafe in Filmbase.

Admission is free, but iIf you’re interested you are asked to contact Lindsay at Ljsedgwick@lindsayjsedgwick.com

filmbase.ie/creatives-in-animation-network-2/

Craft Beer Walking Tour

19:30, Mon 28 Apr

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly free Craft Beer Walking Tour started last Monday in Dublin. Meeting Point is in the Beerhouse and during the evening you will visit four Craft Beer Pubs. The tour is free and you pay for your own beer.

www.facebook.com/craftbeerdublin

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 28 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests every Monday. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Life and Times of Thomas and Howard Grubb

20:00, Mon 28 Apr

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The talk “Making Billiard Tables, Money and Telescopes: The Life and Times of Thomas and Howard Grubb” by Dr. Tom Ray, DIAS will take place on Monday at the Irish Astronomical Society. Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 28 Apr

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 28 Apr

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 28 Apr

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 28 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crafty Monday Sessions is an Open Mic night for acoustic singer/songwriters and original bands. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 28 Apr

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 29 Apr

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“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 29 Apr

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 29 Apr

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

International Dance Day – Performance Trail

12:00 – 18:00, Tue 29 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Interntational Dance Day Ireland will take place on Sun 27 April with lots of classes and workshops and on Tuesday 29 April with a Performance Trail throughout the City Centre.

The Performance Trail is covering 14 (!!) locations and at each of the locations there will be a dance performance, either by an individual or by a group. It will start at the GPO at 12:00 and finish at Temple Bar Square at 18:00.

The path is described in detail here www.internationaldanceday.org/2014/04/17/performance-trail-for-iddi-2014/ and some of the other locations are O’Connell Bridge, Trinity College, Bewley’s Cafe, Dame Lane, Dublin Castle and Christchurch Cathedral.

If you have any questions contact 085-8331676

www.internationaldanceday.org

Emma Donnelly – Lunchtime Concert

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 29 Apr

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

A Lunchtime Concert with Emma Donnelly (Mezzo-Soprano) will take place in the Music Library of the Central Library. Emma Donnelly with accompanist Cormuin ÓRaghallaigh will feature selections from Purcell, Brahms & others.

Admission is free, booking might be advisable on 01-8734333

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

Battle of Clontarf 1014-2014 – City Hall Lectures

13:10, Tue 29 Apr

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dames Street, Dublin 2

The Battle of Clontarf will be the theme of these lunchtime lectures in City Hall. They will take place every Tuesday in April from 13:10-13:50:

+ 01 April: “That Field of Glory: Historical and Antiquarian Perspectives on The Battle of Clontarf” with Dr. Colm Lennon (Emeritus Professor, Department of History, NUI Maynooth)
+ 08 April: “Queen Gormlaith, Brian Boru and The Northmen of Dublin” with Dr. Howard B. Clarke (Emeritus Professor, Department of Medieval History, UCD)
+ 15 April: “Picturing the Battle of Clontarf: James Ward’s Murals in Dublin’s City Hall” with Dr. Joseph McBrinn (Lecturer in History of Design and Applied Arts Belfast School of Art University of Ulster)
+ 22 April: “Commemorating Clontarf in 1914: The Clancy Chain and the Celtic Revival” with Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe (Associate Fellow, Faculty of Visual Culture National College of Art and Design)
+ 29 April: “The Brian Boru Harp and its Musical Legacy” with Dr. Janet Harbison (Irish Harp Centre and Irish Harp College, Limerick)

Admission is free and booking is not required. Come early to get a seat (max number of people: 110), doors open at 12:30.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/City_hall_lectures_2014.aspx

National Library Tuesday Tour

14:30, Tue 29 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Discover the exhibition “Yeats: The life and works of William Butler Yeats” during this free tour. And you can also enjoy an afternoon tea in the Joly cafe (10% discount in the cafe) afterwards.

Book by sending a mail to learning@nli.ie

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

Book Launch: Mr Parnell’s Rottweiler

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 29 Apr

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Irish Academic Press invite to the book launch of “Mr Parnell’s Rottweiler” by Myles Dungan. (with guest speaker John Horgan).

Admission is free, but booking is required either via info@iap.ie or 045-895562

Financial Services – Paying their way or having their way?

18:00 – 19:00, Tue 29 Apr

Jury’s Inn Hotel, IFSC, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

The panel discussion “Financial Services – Paying their way or having their way?” will take place.

Around the world people are campaigning for the introduction of a financial transaction tax (also called the Robin Hood Tax), believing that banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share of the global financial crisis.

In the EU 11 countries are currently preparing to introduce a financial transactions tax under a special procedure, but the Itish Government is not part of it. Germany, France, Greece and Spain will adopt the tax.

“Claiming our Future”, an Irish non-party-political civil society network that works for equality, environmental sustainability, participation, accountability and solidarity, wants to discuss the arguments for and against Ireland introducing the Financial Transaction Tax.

Dr. Micheál Collins (Nevin Economic Research Institute) and Brendan Bruen (Financial Services Ireland/IBEC) discuss the topic.

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

www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/2014/04/29/panel-discussion-financial-services-paying-their-w/

Microcredit & Bank Exclusion – Talk

18:30, Tue 29 Apr

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Microcredit & Bank Exclusion” is the title of a talk by Georges Gloukoviezoff, researcher in UCD, in which he will present the results of his study of the Irish Finance Market.

People on low income often borrow from high cost lenders with a detrimental effect on their budget and their ability to avoid or escape from poverty. Is it possible to divert them away from these lenders? What role could Credit Unions and Banks play? What reforms would be needed?

Admission is free, but registration is required by sending an e-mail to rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with subject “RSVP Microcredit”.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

DNA Genomics Revolution and your Health

19:00, Tue 29 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Professor Michael Lenardo will talk about “How the DNA Genomics Revolution Will Improve Your Future Health” at this public lecture in the Paccar Theatre. Admission is free, but to book a place send an e-mail to irishimmunology@gmail.com

Professor Lenardo is immunologist at the National Institutes of Health in the United States. He is Section Chief in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, directing research on T-lymphocyte regulation, HIV-1, and genetic diseases of the immune system.

The event is the Irish Society for Immunology Public Lecture Award 2014.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/04/irishsocietyimmunologypubliclectureaward2014

Word – Liquor Rooms

19:00, Tue 29 Apr

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“Word” is a a new series of Spoken Word, Live Literature, Performance Poetry, Discussion, Debate, Chats, Rants, Bants, Word, events.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theliquorroomsdublin

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 29 Apr

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 29 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 29 Apr

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Plateau Sessions – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 29 Apr

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions will take place and will feature Shane McLaughlin, Simon O’Driscoll, Joe Lynch & more.

The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that features some special guest acts from all over Ireland.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-plateau-sessions-w-shane-mclaughlin-simon-odriscoll-joe-lynch-more/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 29 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Folk Club in Whelan’s will bring you the best in Trad, Ballads, Americana & World Music every Tuesday. The line-up this week is The Greasy Coat Stringband (Americana) and Aine Duffy (Contemporary Folk). Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

The Improrphans – Improv Comedy

20:30, Tue 29 Apr

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

At the next improv comedy night with the Improrphans, they are joint by the Sky Babies from Galway. Double the fun!! Admission is free, and donations are very welcome.

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 29 Apr

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

Every Tuesday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 29 Apr

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

The Phoenix Big Band is a 16 piece band playing songs of the 1930s, 1940s and other big band arrangements and they are playing every Tuesday in the Tara Tower Hotel (since 2012!) for adult dancing. If you like to waltz, cha cha or foxtrot, come and enjoy their performance.

Admission is free.

The band plays in the main function room which is occasionally booked, so to confirm that they are playing, please ring the hotel on the day: Phone 01-2694666

Wednesday 30 Apr

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 30 Apr

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 30 Apr

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 30 Apr

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/

Robyn Richardson (voice) – Lunchtime Recital

13:15, Wed 30 Apr

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Robyn Richardson (Voice) will be in St. Ann’s Church for a Lunchtime Recital. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

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

Lichens of St. Lucia

15:00, Wed 30 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Lecture “Lichens of St. Lucia” by Howard Fox will take place on Wednesday.

National Botanic Gardens botanist, Howard Fox, will give an illustrated talk on the lichens of Saint Lucia, a beautiful tropical island in the Lesser Antilles of the Eastern Caribbean. Howard will present the results of two expeditions he made in 2007 and 2014.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

James Dean – An Icon – IFI Afternoon Talk

16:00, Wed 30 Apr

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

The afternoon talk “James Dean – The Evolution of an Icon” will take place in the IFI.

Part of the IFI’s James Dean screenings (25 April – 01 May), Anthony McIntyre of the UCD Film Department will give April’s Afternoon Talk “James Dean: The Evolution of an Icon”. The talk will focus on Dean’s cinematic work and his persistence as a pop culture icon, tracing the continued evolution of the actor’s stardom.

Admission is free, but booking is required by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01-679 3477

www.ifi.ie/film/afternoon-talk-james-dean-the-evolution-of-an-icon/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 30 Apr

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

Dublin: The Making of a Capital City – Book Launch

17:30, Wed 30 Apr

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Book Launch of “Dublin: The Making of a Capital City” by David Dickson will take place. The book will be launched by Cllr. Dermot Lacey and guest speaker is Prof. Mary Daly, President of the Royal Irish Academy.

Admission is free, but you are asked to register by contacting Cormac Kinsella on ckinsella@repforce.ie

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

Banter: Living for the City – Covering the City

18:00, Wed 30 Apr

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Banter’s “Living for the City” series on living, working and playing in Dublin in the 21st century continues with “Covering the City”, a look at how various media – new, old, online and offline – cover what’s going on in the city.

The panel is Ian Lamont (Totally Dublin), Kate Coleman (Le Cool Dublin), Niall Harbison (Lovin Dublin) and James Reddy (Rabble).

Admission is free, but you need to book your place at www.bodytonicmusic.com/events/4451/

thisisbanter.com/2014/04/07/living-for-the-city-covering-the-city-080-apr-2014/

Spanish Film Screening: Al final de la escapada

18:00, Wed 30 Apr

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

The screening of the documentary “Al final de la escapada” (2010) is taking place and admission is free. (In Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles).

The film tells the story of Miguel Núnez, a man who was fourteen years in General Franco’s jails, was sentenced to death, tortured and risked his life repeatedly for his dreams of universal social justice.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha93875_16_2.htm

The Irish Revolution (1912-23) – RDS Library Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 30 Apr

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The RDS Library Speaker Series continues with a talk by Diarmaid Ferriter “Scrambling for the bones of the Patriot Dead – The Irish Revolution (1912-23) and the politics and culture of memory and commemoration”.

Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland’s best-known historians and Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD.

This lecture will look at some of the issues involved in the decade of commemorations (2012-23) from the perspective of the historian, but also the questions it raises for society at large in terms of what is remembered, how it is remembered and communicated.

Admission to the talk is free, but you need to register via the website below.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103467

Tourism & Argentine Tango – Lecture

18:15, Wed 30 Apr

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

“Troubling Tourism: Negotiating Class and Gender in Argentine Tango” is a lecture by Dr Maria Törnqvist (University of Uppsala) as part of the ‘Transformative Periphery: Negotiating Identities from the Margins’ Lecture Series.

Dr Törnqvist will assess how, in an explosive economic and political context, people’s emotional lives intermingle with a tourism industry that has formed at the intersection of close embrace dances and dollars.

More details can be found on the website below. Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014-01-15transformative_periphery.php

Jean Kavanagh’s Poetry Collection – Launch

18:30, Wed 30 Apr

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

The launch of the poetry collection “Other Places” by Jean Kavanagh will take place with John Boyne. Admission is free.

This is Jean Kavanagh’s first poetry collection and it moves between diverse but not incidental locations: Dublin, Clare, Oslo and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Kavanagh is not a nomad in the sense of someone wandering aimlessly, but nomadic as in following a fixed pattern of movement.

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

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 30 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

The list of performers is not yet announced on their Facebook Page and I am not sure if it will be put up there, but check it anyway.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 30 Apr

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 30 Apr

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 30 Apr

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 30 Apr

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

Every Wednesday a Singer Songwriter Night will take place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This is YOUR chance to show everyone what you can do, alternatively you can just listen to the talented Singer/Songwriters. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 30 Apr

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

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

Thursday 01 May

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Phizzfest 2014

09:00, Thu 01 May

Phibsborough (various locations)

The Phibsborough Festival, called Phizzfest 2014, is taking place from Thurs 01 May until Monday 05 May. Lots of events will take place and many of them will be free. I will write about a few more events in next week’s Dublin Event Guide but want to makes sure that you at least have easy access to the events on Thursday and Friday:

Check them out here www.phizzfest.ie/thursday-1st.html

and here www.phizzfest.ie/friday-2nd.html

www.phizzfest.ie

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 01 May

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every first Thursday of the month a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue take place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

For further information contact phoenixparkvisitorcentre@opw.ie or 01-6770095

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 01 May

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 01 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Japan – Information Stand

13:00 – 16:00, Thu 01 May

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

The Embassy of Japan will have an Information Stand in the Central Library on Thursday to provide you with all the information you need about Japan.

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Rory Lynch (Voice) – Lunchtime Recital

13:15, Thu 01 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Rory Lynch (Voice) will be in St. Ann’s Church for a Lunchtime Recital. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

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

Giving Birth at the Spanish Habsburg Court – Talk

17:00 – 19:00, Thu 01 May

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

“Giving birth at the Spanish Habsburg Court, 1570-1644” is the title of a free lecture by Dr Maria Cruz de Carlos (Museo Nacional del Prado. Dept. of Prints and Drawings ) as part of the 2nd Annual TCD-Worth Library Lecture in the History of Medieval and Renaissance Science and Medicine.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/Communications/events/

All You Need is Love – Print Exhibition

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 May

The Copper House, Synge Street, Dublin 8

“All You Need is Love” is a print exhibition in support of Marriage Equality.

The exhibition will showcase work by over 20 of Ireland’s established and emerging artists, with several pieces from international contributors. The exhibition will be opened by Panti, drag queen and marriage rights activist.

Limited edition prints inspired by the theme All You Need Is Love will be on sale for EUR 30, with all profits going to Marriage Equality.

Contributing artists include ADW, Danleo, Will St. Leger, Denise Nestor, Matthew Griffin and London-based design studios Pony and Villalba Lawson. DJs from Dublin’s Saturday night LGBT club, Mother, will provide the soundtrack to this event. Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.thecopperhousegallery.com/

Dairymaster – A case study – RDS Lecture

18:00, Thu 01 May

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The next RDS Economic Recovery Lecture is “Dairymaster – A case study of a leading Irish Agricultural Technology Firm”. Dr Edmond Harty, CEO of Dairymaster, and 2012 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year will share his insights on how Dairymaster, a family-owned Irish company, has become one of the leading dairy innovation and technology companies in the world.

Admission to the lecture is free, but pre-booking is required via the website below.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103571

Leadarise – Networking event for women

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 01 May

Ely Gastro Bar, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

Leadarise are an organisation that helps young women take ownership of their careers and they organise free networking events for young women in Brussels, London, New York and Dublin.

If you are a young woman between the ages of 25 and 35 (or thereabouts!) you are invited to join them for some networking in a relaxed easy atmosphere after work on Thursday. Admission is free, just buy a drink or whatever you fancy from the bar and join the group in the reserved area.

www.leadarise.com/

Start and Grow Your Own Business – Lecture Series

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 01 May

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

The Dublin City Libraries in association with Dublin City Enterprise Board are inviting to a series of six free business lectures designed to empower potential entrepreneurs. The 2014 theme is “Getting Started” and the lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

Attendance is free, but booking is required via 01-873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

All lectures take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 and the programme is:

10 April: An Introduction to Self Employment with Brendan Moran
17 April: Ideas Generation & Market Research with Brendan Moran
24 April: Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship with Peter Smyth
01 May: Digital Marketing Strategy 5 big players (at the moment) – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, YouTube.
08 May: Financing your Business with Paul Neary
15 May: Writing the WINNING Business Plan with Brendan Moran

A great lecture series and if you are interested in starting your own business, I would definitely recommend it.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/syob_2014_april.aspx

What you maybe meant to keep – Talks & Tours

18:30, Thu 01 May

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

The National Print Museum hosts an exhibition (25 March-27 May) of Irish political ephemera (things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time) covering general and local elections, referendums European and presidential elections from the 1970s to the early 2010s. The exhibition includes ballot papers, election leaflets, posters, and pamphlets.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a short tour and lecture series with its curators (Dr Ciaran Swan (NCAD) and Alan Kinsella) on the following dates: Thursday 03 April at 18.30; Thursday 10 April at 18.30; Sunday 13 April at 11.00 and Thursday 01 May at 18.30.

Admission is free, but booking is essential for tours and lectures as capacity is limited. To book a place, contact
education@nationalprintmuseum.ie

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/collection-and-permanent-exhibition/temporary/current-upcoming-exhibitions/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 01 May

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run 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

Communicating with your children

19:00, Thu 01 May

Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

LloydsPharmacy invite to a free public lecture with leading Clinical Psychologist David Coleman entitled “Communicating with your children! A Harmonious Home”.

David will look at how we can both talk and listen more effectively to build closer and better relationships with our children. David will show how we can all get on better with our children in the real world of tantrums, worries, whinging and conflict.

Tickets are free and can be requested here: www.lloydspharmacy.ie/content/David-Coleman/1485

www.lloydspharmacy.ie/content/David-Coleman/1485

ReachOut.com‘s Speakeasy

19:30, Thu 01 May

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

Youth Mental Health organisation ReachOut.com is inviting to an discussion in the Smock Alley Theatre about “Are we over exposing ourselves and sharing too much private information? Can we really find meaningful connection with other human beings online? What does our online behaviour say about our identity?”

Ross Breen, singer-songwriter, will start the night and then a panel discussion will take place about our self-esteem in the age of selfies.

Admission is free, but booking is required. Find out more details on the website below.

smockalley.com/reachout-coms-speakeasy/

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 01 May

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

The weekly European Folk Dance Workshop/Session takes place in the Tap Bar every Thursday.

The dances are French, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese folk and traditional dances and everybody interested to join in or to learn is welcome. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 3) are very welcome

www.facebook.com/pages/Njoy-Dancing-Dublin/251213698276941

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 01 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 01 May

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.

www.international-bar.com/music.html

The Bonny Men – Gig

21:00, Thu 01 May

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Bonny Men are playing trad/folk in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 01 May

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 01 May

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.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Interskalactic – Ska Gig – Bray Jazz Festival

22:00, Thu 01 May

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Interskalactic are a new Ska band from Dublin, playing traditional, old school, first wave, big band Jamaican Ska. They will perform on the Harbour Stage at the Bray Jazz Festival. Admission is free.

www.brayjazz.com/index.php/artists/ska

Zebra Club: Silent Noise // Parade // Staring at Lakes

22:30, Thu 01 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Zebra Club features this week Silent Noise, Parade, Staring at Lakes. The gig will start at midnight and admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list via the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-silent-noise-parade-staring-at-lakes/

Friday 02 May

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Bray Jazz Festival

09:00, Fri 02 May

Bray (various locations)

The Bray Jazz Festival will take place this weekend. The first gig is already on Thursday night and the last gig will be on Monday, but apart from that the festival will mainly go from Friday until Sunday (02-04 May).

There are plenty of free gigs taking place in pubs, bars and restaurants of Bray and on the Harbour Stage. In addition there are non-free events with somewhat higher profile performers in the Town Hall and in the Mermaid Arts Centre.

If you like Jazz, have a look at the programme here www.brayjazz.com/programme/main-programme2014

www.brayjazz.com

Phizzfest 2014

09:00, Fri 02 May

Phibsborough (various locations)

The Phibsborough Festival, called Phizzfest 2014, is taking place from Thurs 01 May until Monday 05 May. Lots of events will take place and many of them will be free. I will write about a few more events in next week’s Dublin Event Guide but want to makes sure that you at least have easy access to the events on Thursday and Friday:

Check them out here www.phizzfest.ie/thursday-1st.html

and here www.phizzfest.ie/friday-2nd.html

www.phizzfest.ie

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 02 May

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 02 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Morrissey & Marshall – In-store event

13:00, Fri 02 May

HMV Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Morrissey & Marshall will be in HMV in Grafton Street for a gig and a signing.

www.hmv.ie/events

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13:00, Fri 02 May

Dublin (various locations)

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O.R.B – In-Store event

16:00, Fri 02 May

HMV Grafton Street, Dublin 2

O.R.B. will be in HMV in Grafton Street for a gig and a signing. Admission is free.

www.hmv.ie/events

How to tell stories? – Workshop

18:00 – 21:00, Fri 02 May

Hampton Hotel, Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

“How to Tell Stories?” is a fun, evening of storytelling skills, magic and great craic. The event is suitable for anyone and everyone, not just performers. Admission is free and donations are welcome.
The workshop will be run by Aidan Killian, a gifted Comedian, spoken word artist and performer with years of experience.

Aidan is also one half of the two-man team of “Sitting Room Bards”. Together with Spoken Word Artist Dave Rock, Aidan will tour Ireland to bring their co-creative show live into the sitting rooms where they are invited and to perform there for bed and food. Imagine a powerful, passionate, heart-warming performance of storytelling, comedy, poetry and spoken word, shared with people that you love – in the comfort of your own home!? If that sounds interesting to you. contact Aidan via www.SittingRoomBards.ie or via the Sitting Room Bards Facebook Page.

www.SittingRoomBards.ie

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 02 May

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Mo Kolours – Gig

20:00, Fri 02 May

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Mo Kolours is a half-Mauritian, half-English producer, singer and percussionist. He will be in the Bernard Shaw for a live gig.

Admission is free.

www.bodytonicmusic.com/events/4435/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 02 May

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

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 02 May

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152000572877753

The Dublin City Rounders – Gig

21:00, Fri 02 May

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Dublin City Rounders are brothers Rohan and Alex Healy and they will perform American ragtime, swing and blues in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Booka Brass – Gig – Bray Jazz Festival

22:00, Fri 02 May

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Booka Brass Band, a seven piece New Orleans style Brass Band, are performing on the Harbour Stage at the Bray Jazz Festival on Friday. Admission is free.

www.brayjazz.com/index.php/artists/booka

Bray Jazz Trail

22:00, Fri 02 May

Bray (various locations)

Eight different performances take place on the Molson Canadian sponsored Jazz Trail at the Bray Jazz Festival. Two will start at 19:30, the rest will start at 22:00 and admission to all events on the Jazz Trail is free.

Check bands/performers and venues on the website below.

www.brayjazz.com/index.php/programme/jazz-trail

Events Coming Up

Joyceborough – Dermot Bolger in conversation with Barry McGovern

Wed 21 May – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park

The Office of Public Works in association with Phizzfest, present “Joyceborough – Dermot Bolger in conversation with Barry McGovern” in Farmleigh House on Wed 21 May at 20:00.

Dermot Bolger and Barry McGovern have close links with the works of James Joyce, with Farmleigh and with Phibsborough.

The event is free and tickets will be allocated on a lottery basis. To enter the lottery send a mail to info@farmleigh.ie with the subject “Joyceborough”. Closing date for the ticket application is Fri 09 May at 17:00. (Only ticket winners will be notified.)

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,30382,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

12+13+19+21+27+27 April

There will be 6 (!!) guided walks in the Dublin Mountains in April. The walks are organised by the Dublin Mountain partnership and are all of varying difficulty. There are a number of training hikes, a 8.5 hour walk for the serious hikers, an easy hike for beginners and also a “public transport” hike with a circular route starting and ending near a DART station.

Have a look at the Dublin Mountain Partnership webpage for all details and make sure you register in time if you want to take part.
All 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.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Darklight – Festival of Independent Creativity: 24-27 April

Live Collision Festival: 23-26 April

The Beatyard Festival: 24 April – 04 May

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Mobile Phones in Cars! – New BIG fines, but do they makes sense?

New BIG fines (1000 Euro and a court appearance) will come into effect on 01 May for people using the mobile phone while driving. But do they make sense?

If someone writes a text message while driving or fiddles with the phone or even holds the phone to the ear, they are so distracted by looking at the display and through one hand being completely occupied, that safe driving is nearly impossible. If you see an erratically driving car in front of you in 8 out of 10 cases the driver is on the phone holding the phone to the ear. In ALL those cases big penalties do make sense.

However, there should also be big penalties for reading a newspaper while driving, doing your make-up (!!!) while driving, eating your breakfast or lunch while driving. Oddly however, there are no specific rules for all these things. They are kind of covered under “driving with due care”, but it was felt that no special laws had to be put in place.

But back to the phones: A lot of people claim that a phone conversation is distracting and shouldn’t be allowed, but is it really that much different from talking to a passenger in the car?

The new laws make it quite complicated to understand what is allowed and what isn’t. It is absolutely forbidden to send or read a text message. But what about accepting a call and talking? If the phone is in a car kit or other holder and all you have to do is touch one button, are you allowed to do that? There are indications that you are NOT allowed.

So, if touching one button on your phone is soooooo distracting. Should we then stop people from changing the radio station? What about touching the switch of switching the lights on? Or pushing the lever for indicating? If touching a phone button is putting you in danger, then I guarantee you that using that indicator is at least as dangerous! (Taxi drivers seem to know that! They don’t use indicators! ;-) )

So, where does that leave us? Well, the laws seem to be overdone once again OR just not considering reality. And in the end, all the laws are useless without their enforcement! This weekend the Gardai might be out in force to stop people from using mobile phones, but in a few weeks time it is back to old.

www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/garda%C3%AD-to-crack-down-on-drivers-using-mobile-phones-1.1770349

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