Dublin Event Guide 362: Africa Day, Battle for the Bay, Over 50s Show, Dublin Flea

May 24th, 2014
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 362 | 23 May 2014

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Hi all!

May has been a good month! Not necessarily weather-wise, but every weekend, high profile events took place and it continues this week as well. Africa Day and Battle for the Bay are the big ones this weekend.

An even bigger event takes place for two good friends of mine. Ann McD & Karl P are getting married on Saturday and I hope you join me in wishing them a great day and a wonderful life together. Ann is actually the reason why I added the “Joerg’s Picks” section a few years ago. She was one of the very first subscribers nearly 7 years ago and she asked at some point if I could send her a summary. This summary became the “Joerg’s Picks”.

Like Ann, lots of people have influenced the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) over the years and more will influence it. If you want to share your ideas with me, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com I will read all mails and will seriously consider and think about every suggestion. Where possible I reply to mails, but I get hundreds of mails every week so unfortunately I won’t get a chance to reply to every mail.

Have a look at today’s Dublin News section as well, you will find some interesting snippets there.

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.

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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!

Today’s Feel Good Slot is once again a video clip. It is one that has been around for a few weeks, so a few of you might have seen it already, but since I will be invited to a wedding myself this weekend (but will NOT dance!) I thought of this clip again. Why did I select it for the Feel Good slot? Well, first of all it impressed and amazed me and secondly, I thought it was a cool cooperation of soo many talented guys. Great to see!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4fG2Ac4pDA

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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 Sheryl McG, Patrick O’C, Fillippo G and Amanda L were the wonderful people to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. A donation that will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader! I really appreciate this 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.
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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.

This week I definitely pick the Battle for the Bay on Saturday (or Sunday) and the Africa Day on Sunday. They are two great events and while they would definitely benefit from hot weather, even with a good umbrella, they still are great events.

If you are somewhat more mature ;-), check out the Active Over 50s Show in the RDS on Sat+Sun and if you are female, be aware that the next weekend’s Woman’s Show already starts on Friday.

The Dublin Flea Market on Sunday is always a great place to go to and – I say that again – if the weather is too rotten, don’t forget that you (possibly) still have to go to the Science Gallery, to see their new exhibition.

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Competitions

Bloom Festival – Ticket Competition

Thurs 29 May – Mon 02 June (09:00-18:00)
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Without a doubt most of you have heard about Bord Bia’s yearly Bloom festival in Phoenix Park. Whether you want inspiration, education or entertainment, the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend is the colourful Bloom Garden Festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. This year’s event is five days long and is a hugely popular event. Kids go free and adults can buy their tickets on the website www.bloominthepark.com And all Dublin Event Guide reader can get a special ticket offer for 2014. Book on-line only the website before the event and use the promotional code DEG14 to get an extra EUR 2 discount off. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Bord Bia has 5 sets of 2 Bloom tickets to give away to Dublin Event Guide readers and the winners will be notified on Monday. Hundreds of people entered the competition, so a random draw will have to be the selector. I will announce the names of the winners in the next Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Until Monday, you can keep your fingers crossed, it might help! ;-)

Bloom promises to be a great day out with something planned for all ages; it is a truly unique show, showcasing the finest Irish food, drink and of course horticulture. For any budding gardeners it will provide lots of inspiration and opportunities to pick up some beautiful plants, flowers, seeds and shrubs. Or if you want to explore growing your own fruit and vegetables then you’ll get lots of tips on how to start growing at the show. But if gardening isn’t your thing then you’ll still have plenty to keep you busy including the Superb Food Village with plenty of artisan producers; the Best in Season marquees featuring growers of seasonal fruit and vegetables; the Chef’s Summer Kitchen will host live cooking demonstrations from some of Ireland’s much loved chefs including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Donal Skehan and BB Food Advisors Maire Dufficy and Sheila Kelly.

With an outdoor music stage, picnic area, engaging spaces, kids playground and lots more besides, the Bloom festival really is the place to be this June bank holiday weekend. Bloom takes place in the Phoenix Park from 29 May – 02 June and kids go free! See www.bloominthepark.com for tickets and more information. Have a wonderful day out and make sure you visit the Bord Bia Food Village which celebrates the best of Irish food, showcasing numerous aspects of horticulture and agriculture! If you don’t fancy driving, use the train and avail of the courtesy shuttle bus from Heuston station to the 70 acre Bloom site.

www.bloominthepark.com

Yvonne Cullen’s Writing Train – Summer Course Competition

from 24 May 2014 for 9 Saturdays – 10:30-12:45
Cafe of the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

If writing, as Jorg Luis Borges says, is nothing more than a guided dream, then writing teacher Yvonne Cullen has been two decades guiding dreamers. Prize-winning, published and -more than anything – happy writers have been emerging from Yvonne’s classes for more than twenty years. If you’re looking for help believing in your writing dreams and help with realising them: contact Yvonne at: writingtrain@gmail.com, 086 1701418 and 01 2806431. Or check out her new timetable of classes, workshops and Inishbofin writing holidays at: www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com

Her next course in Dublin, the “Cafe Writing Class (Start to Write)”, starts on 24 May and runs for 9 Saturdays with two creative 2-week holidays inbetween to focus on your brand new work-in-progress. Her students call her “a legend” and “fantastic” and importantly Yvonne creates a fun learning environment. If you are interested in her classes, contact her! All numbers are listed above.

For one Dublin Event Guide reader, Yvonne has made a place on her course from 24 May available at a value of EUR 210.

For this competition the entries all went to Yvonne directly and she has selected the winner, but I couldn’t get the name from her yet, so I will announce the winner here next week.

Howth Express – Ticket Competition

24+25 May 2014 – 11:00-16:00
Howth, Co. Dublin

Howth has a new attraction. The new Howth Express is a unique and fun way to see the historic and charming Howth and to learn about its rich local history and culture (from Norman battles to modern Fishy tales), while meandering along the coastal roads.

The land train (named “O’Malley”) brings you from the DART Station on Harbour Road to Howth Castle & Demesne, where you can visit the National Transport Museum (www.nationaltransportmuseum.org). The tour then returns to the harbour, travelling down the middle pier with the fishing harbour to one side and Howth Yacht Clubs marina on the other.

What better way to acquaint yourself with all that Howth has to offer, the spectacular cliff paths running from Balscadden to Sutton, the old Howth Tram Lines, Historic Howth Castle & Demesne, the golf courses, angling, sailing, not to mention the many fine restaurants and pubs.

The Howth Express Tours will start and finish 300 meters from the DART station at the old Courthouse on Harbour Road, each tour will take approx. half an hour and the tours begin at 11:00 and run every 30/40 minutes until 16:00 on 7 days a week throughout the summer (Thursdays to Sundays until the end of May).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Howth-Express/1381595975433951

Tickets can be bought on board or via 086 1806092 and they are EUR 5 for adults and EUR 3.50 for children under 12. A Family pass for 2 adults and 2 children is EUR 15.

Howth Express has generously made 10 (!!) family passes available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and the winners are Jana Chritzova, Gordon Smith, Roisin Byrne, Gillian Rapple, Ainoa Castillo, Catherine Healy, Zhen Dong, Jennifer O’Brien, Lorna Loftus, Aisling O’Meara. Congratulations!!

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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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

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Trade School – Looking for Teachers

On 07 June another Trade School event will take place. “Trade School” is a concept where everyone who has something to teach can teach their preferred topic, but you won’t be paid, instead you get “barter” in return for your teaching.

The people who organise the Trade School are now looking for people who would like to reach a class. Details to register as a teacher are here: www.tradeschool.coop/dublin/

If you have knowledge or feel passionate about something and would like to teach a class registration is now open.

The future of Temple Bar is in your hands!

Temple Bar needs your help! We al know that it is broken and maybe you have really good ideas how to fix it. Dublin City is currently doing a consultation process to get opinions, ideas and suggestions for the future of Temple Bar. Last Tuesday a 3 hour meeting took place, but even if you missed that, you can still let Dublin City know what you think. Just fill in the questionnaire here with all your ideas and suggestions.The deadline for submissions is the 30 May, so hurry!

Uber

Uber Black-Limousine Service – Get your private driver and get EUR 25!
To get EUR 25 off your first 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! Instantly the EUR 25 will be on your account and you can book your first trip.
If you don’t want to download the app yet, you can go to www.uber.com/go/DUBEVENTGUIDE and register there.

(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.)

Multiple Sclerosis Society – South Dublin Branch

The Launch of the South Dublin Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society will take place. The Branch is built by volunteers who work unpaid to provide support and assistance to people with MS and their families. There are more than 8,000 people with MS in Ireland and over 200 of them in South Dublin.

During World MS Week next week, the South Dublin Branch will launch with Coffee and Scones in the Goat Grill and Bar Kilmacud Road at 11:00 on Tues 27 May. People with MS, their families and carers are invited to join for a free cup of coffee. Tell them what you feel might be helpful for you and if transport is an issue for you, don’t let that stop you attending the launch! Contact the Branch at 01-2884428, or 01-2882364 and they will assist where possible.

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.

Transient Worlds – Group Exhibition

14 May – 14 June (Opening 14 May: 18:30-20:30)

Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6

Transient Worlds is a group show from five contemporary painters, Peter Burns, Gabhann Dunne, Anne Hendrick, Mary Noonan & Caroline Patten, each of whom address the inherent formal qualities and processes of painting. They expose their own individual, alternative worlds, examining themes such as mythology and folklore, identity, cultural history, landscape, environment and notions of humanity.

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

www.ranelagharts.org/

Stag and Stallion – Tony O’Connor

29 May – 26 June (Opening: 29 May at 18:00)

Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

The Doorway Gallery are inviting to the exhibition ‘Stag and Stallion’ by the artist Tony O’Connor.

Peter Curling will officially open the exhibition on Thursday 29 May at 18:00 and the show will run until the 26th of June.

The exhibition consists of paintings of Stags and Stallions only, but in all cases the background is kept very very simple so that the animal completely stands out on the paintings.

Open: Mon-Sat 10:30-18:00 and Late night Thurs until 19:30. Admission is free.

www.thedoorwaygallery.com

Tracing the Lines – Sketches from Dublin

26-30 May (09:30-17:00)

RIAI Architecture Centre, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“Tracing the Lines” is an exhibition of drawings inspired by Dublin’s 2014 choice for One City One Book “If Ever You Go – A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song” and consists of sketches from an architect’s journey around Dublin inspired by the sound of poetry and song from the book.

The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland will display the pen drawings by John Dorman from 26-30 May and the exhibition launch will take place on 27 May (18:00-20:00). At the launch a number of poems that are part of the exhibition will be read by their authors. Admission is free.

www.dorman.ie/

Dave West – Art at the House Restaurant

26 May – 16 June (Opening: 26 May 19:00-21:00)

House Restaurant, 4 Main Street, Howth, Co. Dublin

Art at the House Restaurant will feature pastel artist Dave West from South Wales, who now lives in Balbriggan. Admission to opening and exhibition is free. The exhibition will be opened by Gary Cook (Irish actor, satirist and writer).

www.thehouse-howth.ie

Saturday 24 May

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 May

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 24 May

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 24 May

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 24 May

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

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 24 May

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Bealtaine Festival 2014

10:00, Sat 24 May

Dublin (various locations)

Every year in May, the Bealtaine Festival takes place. It is called a festival “celebrating creativity as we age”. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events and it is a popular month-long festival with lots and lots of events: www.bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

There are events taking place nearly every day in May, so have a look at the programme if you are an ageing creative person. :-)

bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 May

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 May

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, Sat 24 May

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 24 May

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

Social Soccer International Veteran’s Tournament

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 May

AUL Complex, Clonshaugh Road, Dublin 17

At the Social Soccer International Veteran’s Tournament, come along to watch the best Over 40s players in Ireland with players like Liam O’Brien, Mark Rutherford etc play against other EuropeanClubs. Admission is free. See all the details on the website below.

www.socialsoccer.ie

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 May

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 24 May

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

Battle for the Bay

10:30 – 18:00, Sat 24 May

Dollymount Strand, Dublin 3

The Battle for the Bay will take place this weekend (Sat + Sun) on Dollymount Strand in Clontarf.

And if you like beach, sea, fun and maybe even have an interest in Kite Surfing, Wake Boarding or SUP of just like watching them, then this is the event for you!

It is a free weekend of entertainment for the whole family. There will be kitesurfers from across the world with demonstrations on the beach, free Battle for the Bay shows, paddle boarding and kite surfing introductions for newcomers. There will be live music, a Kids Zone, funfair, food village, BBQ, Volleyball competition, Coast Guard Helicopter show and more.

Kite Surfing and Stand-up-Paddle-Board (SUP) competitions will take place over the weekend and former Wakeboard World Champion Nick Davies will show his skills.

On Saturday the party after the event will be in the Generator Hostel in Smithfield (EUR 10) and on Sunday it will be at Gilbert and Wright’s in Clontarf.

The event programme with timings is here www.battleforthebay.com/319/ (it could be a little easier to read, especially from mobiles, but it gives an idea).

www.battleforthebay.com/

Active Over 50s Show

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 May

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

On Sat+Sun 24+25 May, the Active Over 50s Show will take place in the RDS. It is a new show and it focuses on activity and hobby and pastime and is organised by the people behind the SeniorTimes Over 50’s Show in response to requests from exhibitors and attendees for a more activity based show for people who are planning to, or have just retired.

Attendees will be encouraged to actively participate in demonstrations/workshops over the two days which will cover:
Arts & Crafts, Creative Writing, Computers and the Internet, Bridge, Keep Fit, Wall Climbing, Yoga, Table Tennis, Woodwork, Stamp & Coin Collecting, 5-a-side Football, Dancing, Knitting & Stitching, Walking, Badminton, Activity Based Holidays and Retirement Planning Workshops.

On the door there will be an admission charge of EUR 10, but you can PRINT tickets here and each printed ticket admits two people. There might be additional charges for participating in workshops.

seniortimes.ie/mysitecaddy/site3/shows.htm?item=18719

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 24 May

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/

Family Storytime

11:00 – 11:45, Sat 24 May

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

This is a free Family Storytime event and is part of the Dublin Writers Festival. There will be readings from a great selection of picture books for young children. All children Age 3-6) should be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

The event will take place on Saturdays 18+24 May and on Sunday 25 May.

www.dublinwritersfestival.com/event/family-storytime/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 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, Sat 24 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

FAT – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “FAT – It’s Delicious” and it will run from 16 May – 29 Jun. The exhibition is a “lab in the gallery” event, which means that it is not just an exhibition to watch, but there are some interaction and real research elements to the exhibition.

The exhibition will show you the good and and the bad sides of fat. There will be soap that has been made from human fat (gained during a liposuction), animal fat is being cured in alcohol and a delicious meal will be made from it at one of the events, the benefits of plant oils are mentioned and the risks of obesity are pointed out. In addition you can contribute to research through tests and experiments about BMI, agility, body image and blood quality.

I like lab in the gallery events because it is not “just” an exhibition but you also are invited (you don’t have to!) to contribute to research. Kids will get the exhibition, but need some help from the parents with it. You should definitely bring them! However, kids will not be able to do the research elements and might get bored, so plan your trip well.

As always I strongly recommend to have a look at the exhibition, but you only have until 29 June!

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

www.sciencegallery.com/fat

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 May

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/

What is Installation Art…? – IMMA Talk

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 24 May

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

“What is Installation Art…?” with Niamh Ann Kelly is a free talk in the IMMA. Booking required via the website below.

In context of the concurrent exhibitions of works by Sheela Gowda and Haroon Mirza; Niamh Ann Kelly (Lecturer, DIT) addresses some of the key concepts, methodologies and process that inform the history and practice of installation art.

This lecture will reflect on Kelly’s research interests in historiographies of art and museum studies – in particular how installation art when considered as a form of documentary practice produces strategies of representation that relate material cultures of display to forms of personal memory, at once private and public.

www.imma.ie/en/page_236833.htm

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 24 May

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/

Bodies in Urban Spaces – Performance

13:00 – 14:00, Sat 24 May

LIR Theatre,Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a free series of performances in Dublin as part of the Dublin Dance Festival:

“Experience the worldwide sensation Bodies in Urban Spaces, a unique celebration of our urban environment, see the city from a fresh perspective as you follow this intriguing, moving trail through some of Dublin’s best known streets and public spaces.
20 locally recruited performers create a chain of colourful and unexpected installations along a specially chosen route through the city. Live body sculptures are set up quickly and exist fleetingly before the acrobatic performers disengage themselves and move on.
Discover new and imaginative possibilities of well known spaces and architecture while marvelling at the daring display of physical strength and skill – on the run.”

There are some pictures of the Dance Festival website and it looks really cool. If you have a chance to see this performance use the opportunity. It will take place on Sat and Sun at 13:00 and 16:00 each day. The starting point is outside the LIR Theatre and from there it is a 1 hour walk along the performance route.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/bodies-in-urban-spaces

Cactus and Succulent Show

13:00, Sat 24 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A “Cactus and Succulent Show” will take place in the Botanic Gardens on Sat (from 13:00) and Sun (from 10:00). There will be section that is exclusively for members of the Cactus and Succulent Society and an open section for the rest of us. Admission is free. The show will be in the Teak House.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Car Boot Sales at International School of Dublin

13:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 May

Barclay Court, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

The International School of Dublin in Blackrock is running a Car Boot Sale to raise funds. Admission is free and you will find “good deals for books, toys, kids’ clothing, baby-gear, etc.”

www.internationalschooldublin.ie/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 24 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 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

Aibítir – The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Aibítir – The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art” by the Irish Society of Botanical Art is an exhibition from 02-25 May. Artists have created portraits of native plants accompanied by the first letter of their Irish name. Over 70 botanical artists, each with their own distinctive style, have participated in this project. This has resulted in the creation of three eighteen-letter Irish alphabets.

Free demonstrations in Botanical Art will take place during the exhibitio on Saturdays, Sundays in May and on Bank Holiday Monday (05 May).

“Be inspired… see how these beautiful pieces of art have been created. Watch the techniques and the skills used to depict our native plants. See how science and art merge in this fascinating art form. Members of the Irish Society of Botanical Art will give demonstrations in the Visitor Centre.”

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Bodies in Urban Spaces – Performance

16:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 May

LIR Theatre,Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a free series of performances in Dublin as part of the Dublin Dance Festival:

“Experience the worldwide sensation Bodies in Urban Spaces, a unique celebration of our urban environment, see the city from a fresh perspective as you follow this intriguing, moving trail through some of Dublin’s best known streets and public spaces.
20 locally recruited performers create a chain of colourful and unexpected installations along a specially chosen route through the city. Live body sculptures are set up quickly and exist fleetingly before the acrobatic performers disengage themselves and move on.
Discover new and imaginative possibilities of well known spaces and architecture while marvelling at the daring display of physical strength and skill – on the run.”

There are some pictures of the Dance Festival website and it looks really cool. If you have a chance to see this performance use the opportunity. It will take place on Sat and Sun at 13:00 and 16:00 each day. The starting point is outside the LIR Theatre and from there it is a 1 hour walk along the performance route.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/bodies-in-urban-spaces

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 24 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

Chew Your Own Fat Records presents…. Gigs

20:00, Sat 24 May

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Mercantile says there will be a Gig Night by Chew your own fat Records, but their Facebook Page doesn#t seem to know that yet. Double check to be sure. If it takes place, admission is free.

www.facebook.com/chewyourownfat

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 24 May

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 24 May

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

One Horse Pony – Gig

20:30, Sat 24 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

One Horse Pony is an acoustic blues band from Cork, featuring musicians from Ireland, France and Poland.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-one-horse-pony-2/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 24 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

Cabinteely Park Bat Walk

21:30, Sat 24 May

Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18

Ireland is home to nine species of bat, an important mammal that consumes large quantities of insects each night. They are nocturnal hunters, and while not blind, they rely on high-pitch ultrasonic noises to fly around in the dark.

Join Bat Conservation Ireland on a bat walk and enter into the mysterious world of bats.
Leader: Paul Scott, Dublin Bat Group and Bat

Admission is free and registration is not explicitly requested, but you might want to do it anyway and register via info@batconservationireland.org or 086 4049468 Meeting point is the Main Car Park at Cabinteely Park.

www.dlrevents.ie/bio114.html

Club night with Adrian Crowley & The Pigeons

21:30, Sat 24 May

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Adrian Crowley is a song writer and he will bring his “melodies and lyrical maturity to the Liquor Rooms in the company of The Pigeons, an innovative group, led by singer and cellist Mary Barnecutt, that blends poetry with folk and classical influences.”

Admission is free.

www.dublinwritersfestival.com/event/club-night-with-adrian-crowley-the-pigeons/

Plutonic Dust – Gig

22:30, Sat 24 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Plutonic Dust, a new live disco act, are performing in Whelan’s Midnight Hour. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list on the website below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-plutonic-dust/

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Bealtaine Festival 2014

10:00, Sun 25 May

Dublin (various locations)

Every year in May, the Bealtaine Festival takes place. It is called a festival “celebrating creativity as we age”. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events and it is a popular month-long festival with lots and lots of events: www.bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

There are events taking place nearly every day in May, so have a look at the programme if you are an ageing creative person. :-)

bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

Cactus and Succulent Show

10:00, Sun 25 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

A “Cactus and Succulent Show” will take place in the Botanic Gardens on Sat (from 13:00) and Sun (from 10:00). There will be section that is exclusively for members of the Cactus and Succulent Society and an open section for the rest of us. Admission is free. The show will be in the Teak House.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 May

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 25 May

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 25 May

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/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 May

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.

Battle for the Bay

10:30 – 18:00, Sun 25 May

Dollymount Strand, Dublin 3

The Battle for the Bay will take place this weekend (Sat + Sun) on Dollymount Strand in Clontarf.

And if you like beach, sea, fun and maybe even have an interest in Kite Surfing, Wake Boarding or SUP of just like watching them, then this is the event for you!

It is a free weekend of entertainment for the whole family. There will be kitesurfers from across the world with demonstrations on the beach, free Battle for the Bay shows, paddle boarding and kite surfing introductions for newcomers. There will be live music, a Kids Zone, funfair, food village, BBQ, Volleyball competition, Coast Guard Helicopter show and more.

Kite Surfing and Stand-up-Paddle-Board (SUP) competitions will take place over the weekend and former Wakeboard World Champion Nick Davies will show his skills.

On Saturday the party after the event will be in the Generator Hostel in Smithfield (EUR 10) and on Sunday it will be at Gilbert and Wright’s in Clontarf.

The event programme with timings is here www.battleforthebay.com/319/ (it could be a little easier to read, especially from mobiles, but it gives an idea).

www.battleforthebay.com/

Active Over 50s Show

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 May

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

On Sat+Sun 24+25 May, the Active Over 50s Show will take place in the RDS. It is a new show and it focuses on activity and hobby and pastime and is organised by the people behind the SeniorTimes Over 50’s Show in response to requests from exhibitors and attendees for a more activity based show for people who are planning to, or have just retired.

Attendees will be encouraged to actively participate in demonstrations/workshops over the two days which will cover:
Arts & Crafts, Creative Writing, Computers and the Internet, Bridge, Keep Fit, Wall Climbing, Yoga, Table Tennis, Woodwork, Stamp & Coin Collecting, 5-a-side Football, Dancing, Knitting & Stitching, Walking, Badminton, Activity Based Holidays and Retirement Planning Workshops.

On the door there will be an admission charge of EUR 10, but you can PRINT tickets here and each printed ticket admits two people. There might be additional charges for participating in workshops.

seniortimes.ie/mysitecaddy/site3/shows.htm?item=18719

Africa Day Festival

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 May

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A free family festival to celebrate Africa Day will take place at Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park. The event will feature live music on three stages, with headliners including the internationally renowned Irish folk and world music group Kíla and Colours Afrobeat Foundation, and also Nigerian fusion band “Tig Lin”, Ugandan singer-songwriter Justine Nantale, ska/pop/punk fusion band “The Amazing Few” and Blues and R&B band “Square Pegs” The second music stage will focus on rap, hip-hop and DJs and the third stage will feature emerging artists, from dance crews and interactive performances to music ensembles and DJs.

In addition to the music there will be children’s entertainment, food, an African Bazaar, dance, drumming and sports.

Dublin Bus will provide a free shuttle-bus service from the Heuston Bridge / Parkgate Street bus stop into the Phoenix Park. There will also be very limited free car-parking available at Farmleigh.

The full schedule is as a picture (in jpg) format here: www.africaday.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/AD-Dublin14-schedule-web1.jpg

www.africaday.ie/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 May

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Coop, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month.

For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie “A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewellery, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!” The Coop Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door. www.facebook.com/events/672775436105680/

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 May

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/

Family Storytime

11:00 – 11:45, Sun 25 May

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

This is a free Family Storytime event and is part of the Dublin Writers Festival. There will be readings from a great selection of picture books for young children. All children Age 3-6) should be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.

The event will take place on Saturdays 18+24 May and on Sunday 25 May.

www.dublinwritersfestival.com/event/family-storytime/

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 May

Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 25 May

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

Rock Pooling for Families

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 May

Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

At this family event you will be looking at life amongst the rock pools at Sandycove Beach. Bring along a bucket and spade.

Admission is free, but booking is required. Contact the leader Andrew Fleming from OWLS on 087 3299936 or email info@owls.ie

Meeting point is the “rock area of Sandycove beach” I am not sure how far that is from the Forty Foot, but at least the Forty Foot is a landmark to find Sandycove. ;-)

www.dlrevents.ie/bio114.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 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, Sun 25 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 25 May

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/

FAT – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “FAT – It’s Delicious” and it will run from 16 May – 29 Jun. The exhibition is a “lab in the gallery” event, which means that it is not just an exhibition to watch, but there are some interaction and real research elements to the exhibition.

The exhibition will show you the good and and the bad sides of fat. There will be soap that has been made from human fat (gained during a liposuction), animal fat is being cured in alcohol and a delicious meal will be made from it at one of the events, the benefits of plant oils are mentioned and the risks of obesity are pointed out. In addition you can contribute to research through tests and experiments about BMI, agility, body image and blood quality.

I like lab in the gallery events because it is not “just” an exhibition but you also are invited (you don’t have to!) to contribute to research. Kids will get the exhibition, but need some help from the parents with it. You should definitely bring them! However, kids will not be able to do the research elements and might get bored, so plan your trip well.

As always I strongly recommend to have a look at the exhibition, but you only have until 29 June!

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

www.sciencegallery.com/fat

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 May

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 25 May

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 25 May

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 New Dublin Voices.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1124-sundaysnoon-new-dublin-voices-summer

Bodies in Urban Spaces – Performance

13:00 – 14:00, Sun 25 May

LIR Theatre,Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a free series of performances in Dublin as part of the Dublin Dance Festival:

“Experience the worldwide sensation Bodies in Urban Spaces, a unique celebration of our urban environment, see the city from a fresh perspective as you follow this intriguing, moving trail through some of Dublin’s best known streets and public spaces.
20 locally recruited performers create a chain of colourful and unexpected installations along a specially chosen route through the city. Live body sculptures are set up quickly and exist fleetingly before the acrobatic performers disengage themselves and move on.
Discover new and imaginative possibilities of well known spaces and architecture while marvelling at the daring display of physical strength and skill – on the run.”

There are some pictures of the Dance Festival website and it looks really cool. If you have a chance to see this performance use the opportunity. It will take place on Sat and Sun at 13:00 and 16:00 each day. The starting point is outside the LIR Theatre and from there it is a 1 hour walk along the performance route.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/bodies-in-urban-spaces

Aibítir – The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Aibítir – The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art” by the Irish Society of Botanical Art is an exhibition from 02-25 May. Artists have created portraits of native plants accompanied by the first letter of their Irish name. Over 70 botanical artists, each with their own distinctive style, have participated in this project. This has resulted in the creation of three eighteen-letter Irish alphabets.

Free demonstrations in Botanical Art will take place during the exhibitio on Saturdays, Sundays in May and on Bank Holiday Monday (05 May).

“Be inspired… see how these beautiful pieces of art have been created. Watch the techniques and the skills used to depict our native plants. See how science and art merge in this fascinating art form. Members of the Irish Society of Botanical Art will give demonstrations in the Visitor Centre.”

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 25 May

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/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 May

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 25 May

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing Sundays in the RHA. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Admission is free. For further information, contact Ruth Carroll on 01 6612558 or via ruth@rhagallery.ie

www.rhagallery.ie/html/educate/educate_family.html

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 25 May

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Sunshine Cafe – Sunday Jazz

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 May

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

Bodies in Urban Spaces – Performance

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 May

LIR Theatre,Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a free series of performances in Dublin as part of the Dublin Dance Festival:

“Experience the worldwide sensation Bodies in Urban Spaces, a unique celebration of our urban environment, see the city from a fresh perspective as you follow this intriguing, moving trail through some of Dublin’s best known streets and public spaces.
20 locally recruited performers create a chain of colourful and unexpected installations along a specially chosen route through the city. Live body sculptures are set up quickly and exist fleetingly before the acrobatic performers disengage themselves and move on.
Discover new and imaginative possibilities of well known spaces and architecture while marvelling at the daring display of physical strength and skill – on the run.”

There are some pictures of the Dance Festival website and it looks really cool. If you have a chance to see this performance use the opportunity. It will take place on Sat and Sun at 13:00 and 16:00 each day. The starting point is outside the LIR Theatre and from there it is a 1 hour walk along the performance route.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/bodies-in-urban-spaces

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Brian Keary is a classically trained guitar player who also has experience of different styles / genres of music ranging from ragtime and folk to baroque and contemporary. He will perform in Sweeney’s (Ground Floor) on Sunday afternoon.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Jim Rooney – Book Reception

16:00, Sun 25 May

Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6

Jim Rooney’s memoir “In It For The Long Run” captures the folk music boom of the latter half of the 20th Century, its milestones, personalities and aftermath. Rooney has worked in Nashville, TN as a musician, songwriter, recording engineer, Grammy-winning record producer and partner in a successful music publishing company. He has produced records with Nanci Griffith, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Hal Ketchum, Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, and Peter Rowan.

Admission is free.

Camembert Quartet – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 25 May

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

House Dublin is a restaurant and bar in Leeson Street and for the month of May, they will have the Camembert Quartet playing in their garden from 17:00-19:00 every Sunday. Admission is free.

housedublin.ie/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 25 May

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/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 25 May

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 25 May

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).

The line-up this week is Ash Gray (USA), The Blue Choir, Kevin Ryan, Davina Brady, Joey Lynch

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 25 May

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This weekly Latin Music event will take place every 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/TrinityLatino

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 25 May

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 25 May

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).

This week the line-up is Maria Shiel, The Handsome Boatmen, Todd Doyle & The Troubled, Franko Franko, Matthew Ellison, Ash.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 25 May

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 25 May

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

20:30, Sun 25 May

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-23/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 25 May

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 25 May

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

Rogério from the Brazilian dance project “Forró de Lampião” in Dublin tells me: Forró de Lampião is Brazilian music that has the same roots as Samba and there is a whole culture that has developed around “forro”. Every Sunday, free dance classes take place in the Grand Social (new loation!) and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 25 May

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 25 May

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 25 May

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 26 May

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Bealtaine Festival 2014

10:00, Mon 26 May

Dublin (various locations)

Every year in May, the Bealtaine Festival takes place. It is called a festival “celebrating creativity as we age”. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events and it is a popular month-long festival with lots and lots of events: www.bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

There are events taking place nearly every day in May, so have a look at the programme if you are an ageing creative person. :-)

bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 26 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 this week every day. 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, Mon 26 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 26 May

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/

Lunchtime Recital – St Albans Abbey Girls Choir

13:15, Mon 26 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The St Albans Abbey Girls Choir will perform Music for upper voices featuring sacred works by Kodály, Duruflé, Fauré, Grandi, Mendelssohn & Leighton and secular works by Henry Mancini & Jerome Kern.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Bilingualism & Multilingualism – Same or Worlds apart?

18:00, Mon 26 May

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

“Bilingualism and Multilingualism – The Same or Worlds Apart?” is a lecture by Prof Larissa Aronin (Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel).

The lecture will show the divergence of bilingualism and multilingualism and then discuss the core feature that makes the two significantly different.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014-05-26larissa_aronin.php

The Future Legends of Irish Comedy – Show

18:00, Mon 26 May

Tivoli Theatre, 138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

For the recording of a new TV3 Comedy series, called “The Future Legends of Irish Comedy”, the organiser beActive Media is looking for an audience.

Some of the performers will be Chris Kent, Niamh Marron, Colm Tyrrell, Alison Spittle + special guests.

Admission is free, but you need to request tickets as soon as possible via development@beactivemedia.com Doors open at 6pm.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154169057175252

The Critical Take – Film Debate

18:30, Mon 26 May

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

The next Critical Take Film Debate takes place on Monday.

Join the panel to discuss the re-issue of Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 anti-war film Paths of Glory, Lenny Abrahamson’s highly anticipated Frank and Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s gripping drama, A Touch of Sin. The panellists will be Dr. Roddy Flynn (DCU School of Communications), Dr. Emma Radley (School of English, Drama & Film) and Patrick Stewart (IFI Press Officer).

Admission is free, but you have to book your seat via the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.

www.ifi.ie/the-critical-take-may-2014/

Craft Beer Walking Tour

19:30, Mon 26 May

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 26 May

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

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 26 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 26 May

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Monday Echo is a weekly songwriter and poetry live showcase held on Mondays in the basement of The International Bar. Usually, the show has 3 songwriters and 3 poets who perform for roughly 20 minutes each. Admission is free.
The weekly line-up can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 26 May

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 26 May

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 26 May

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

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 26 May

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Patrick Mahony sings songs from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more every Monday in the Cafe en Seine. Admission is free.

Tuesday 27 May

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Bealtaine Festival 2014

10:00, Tue 27 May

Dublin (various locations)

Every year in May, the Bealtaine Festival takes place. It is called a festival “celebrating creativity as we age”. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events and it is a popular month-long festival with lots and lots of events: www.bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

There are events taking place nearly every day in May, so have a look at the programme if you are an ageing creative person. :-)

bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 27 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 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 27 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

Discovering Private Thomas Lawless

12:30 – 13:30, Tue 27 May

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

The Special Talk “Discovering Pte. Thomas Lawless” will take place.

Hear how forensic artist and sculptor Christian Corbet helped create a first in forensic reconstruction history by identifying an Irish-born Canadian soldier of the Great War using CT, laser and isotope scanning, and artistry. This special talk marks the acquisition of a sculpture by Corbet of Pte. Lawless of the 49th Battalion Canadian Expeditiary Forces, into the Museum’s collection.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4327

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Tue 27 May

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!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

The date of Hammurabi – Talk

18:00, Tue 27 May

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The talk “The date of Hammurabi” with Prof. Werner Nahm, MRIA wil ltake place. Admission is free, but booking via the website below is required.

In the 2nd millennium BC, Hammurabi became king of Mesopotamia (today: Iraq, Kuwait, parts of Syria, Turkey and Iran). The chronology of Mesopotamia in the 2nd Millennium still differ by more than 150 years. This has prevented us from understanding the relationship between climate change and the severe crisis at the end of the Hammurabi dynasty which saw the cities of southern Babylonia abandoned.

This talk will explore the Venus observations which were first recognized in 1860, the Assyrian eclipse record, the dendrochronology (dating based on the analysis of patterns of tree rings) and the record of a worldwide tree growth anomaly that have contributed to finding the correct dates and help to understand this chapter in history.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Academy-Discourse–The-date-of-Hammurabi

Atheists in the Pub

19:30, Tue 27 May

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“Atheists in the Pub” is a free social event hosted by Atheist Ireland. This month’s speaker is comedian Tara Flynn, she will talk about “Why ridiculous beliefs need to be ridiculed?” and there will be a discussion.

www.facebook.com/AtheistIreland

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 27 May

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 27 May

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 27 May

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 Folk Club

20:30, Tue 27 May

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 Aoife Dermody & Christian Brady (Contemporary Folk). Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

The Improrphans – Improv Comedy with special guest

20:30 – 22:30, Tue 27 May

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

An improv comedy night with the Improrphans takes place and they are joined by Fiona Curran from Coastbusters. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/theimpsatwork

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 27 May

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 27 May

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 28 May

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Bealtaine Festival 2014

10:00, Wed 28 May

Dublin (various locations)

Every year in May, the Bealtaine Festival takes place. It is called a festival “celebrating creativity as we age”. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events and it is a popular month-long festival with lots and lots of events: www.bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

There are events taking place nearly every day in May, so have a look at the programme if you are an ageing creative person. :-)

bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

National Fish & Chips Day

10:00, Wed 28 May

Dublin (various locations)

Today is the 5th National Fish & Chips Day, organised by the Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Association (ITICA). All ITICA members throughout Ireland will offer their customers half-price fish and chips to celebrate the 129 year-old tradition.?

www.itica.ie/news/view/itica_announces_the_5th_national_fish_chips_day

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Wed 28 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 this week every day. 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, Wed 28 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

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 28 May

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 28 May

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/

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

13:15, Wed 28 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Maire Carroll (piano) and Kris Swain (flute) will perform at this lunchtime recital in St. Ann’s Church. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

High Society Musical – Film Screening

14:00, Wed 28 May

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“High Society” is a 1956, high-gloss musical remake of The Philadelphia Story with Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and many other greats. In the Chester Beatty Library a Bealtaine Festival Film Screening in association with Access Cinema and the Irish Film Institute will take place. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 28 May

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

Wearable Wednesday – Dublin Meetup

17:00 – 20:00, Wed 28 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Wearable Wednesdays are an open community forum focused on the blending of technology, art and humanity in the Wearable Technology ecosystem. If you have an interest in Wearable Solutions in the areas Internet of Things / Wrist / Motion Tracking/3D / Connected Devices / Health / Fitness / Retail / Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Components / B2B this event is for you.

The first meeting of this new Dublin group will focus on connectivity & device compatibility across the Internet of Things and will serve as an overall introduction to Wearable Wednesdays.

The event starts at 17:00 with networking and demo tables, the talk/discussion will start at 18:00.

Admission is free, but booking might be required, currently booking info is not yet available, so check the website below frequently.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/05/wearablewednesdaydublinmeetup

Contemporary Music Centre Salon Series

18:00 – 19:00, Wed 28 May

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is inviting to the next concert in their Salon Series. Admission is free and the concert will take place in the Kevin Barry room of the National Concert Hall. Booking is recommended via 01-4170000.

Matthew Shellhorn (piano) will perform works from comtemporary Irish composers.

cmcireland.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/may-salon-matthew-schellhorn/

Hans Pleschinski reads “Königsallee”

18:15, Wed 28 May

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

German author Hans Pleschinski will read from his novel “Königsallee”, a novel about an episode in Thomas Mann’s life.

The reading (in German) and discussion will be followed by a reception.

Admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en12827276v.htm

Collapse of the GAA in 1890s Ireland

19:00, Wed 28 May

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “Quenching the Prairie Fire: the collapse of the GAA in 1890s Ireland” by Dr Richard McElligott (Irish History Lecturer at UCD and Chairman of the Sport History Ireland Society) takes place and admission is free.

“In 1884, the establishment of the Gaelic Athletic Association ushered in a sporting revolution in Ireland. The GAA initiated mass participation in organised sport among ordinary Irishmen. Within four years, it was already the largest sporting body in the country with over 41,000 members and 777 affiliated clubs. Yet, despite this remarkable initial success the 1890s would witness its almost total disintegration. In this talk, Dr McElligott will examine the economic, social and political reasons behind this and will show how, much like today, the GAA across rural Ireland suffered enormously due to the effects of economic recession and emigration. In addition, political dissension, the opposition of the Catholic Church and problems with early Gaelic Games themselves all combined to fatally undermine the national GAA.”

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

Endless Rain – Spoken Word event

19:30, Wed 28 May

Pier Inn, 88 Lower Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Endless Rain is a spoken word event, featuring a mix of poetry, prose and comedy from upcoming and established Irish talent.

Performers will include award winning poet, playwright and author David Butler (The Judas Kiss); short story writer Boris Belony (Transmorphosis and Other Short Story); and comedian David Reilly (assistant director on the Cannes-bound short film, ‘The Omega Male’).

The event wants to be inspiration for emerging Irish writers, poets and comedians and at the same time a night of wonderful entertainment for anyone who attends.

Admission is free

www.facebook.com/events/235371599996856

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 28 May

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 28 May

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 28 May

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 28 May

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 28 May

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 28 May

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 29 May

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Marketing Mavericks – Talk

07:00 – 08:45, Thu 29 May

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

Kieran Flanagan, Marketing Director, EMEA, Hubspot will talk about Marketing: “Inbound Marketing – Your Secret Weapon”

Today’s buyer has changed, but most brands still rely on marketing that is based on pressure and coercion, not permission and love. Inbound Marketing is helping to reshape marketing strategies, to help brands attract visitors into their funnel and to create a personalised journey through that funnel, so more of these visitors turn into customers.

Registration will be open from 07:00, with tea, coffee and networking taking place in the NCI Atrium. The event will start at 07:30 with a light breakfast and finish at 08:45.

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

www.ncirl.ie/NewsEvents/Events/tabid/493/eventid/73/Default.aspx

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 29 May

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Bealtaine Festival 2014

10:00, Thu 29 May

Dublin (various locations)

Every year in May, the Bealtaine Festival takes place. It is called a festival “celebrating creativity as we age”. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events and it is a popular month-long festival with lots and lots of events: www.bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

There are events taking place nearly every day in May, so have a look at the programme if you are an ageing creative person. :-)

bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 29 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 this week every day. 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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 29 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

Merrion Square Lunchtime Market

11:30 – 14:00, Thu 29 May

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A new Lunchtime Market will open from Thurs 29 May every Thursday. It’s a good idea to use Merrion Square more for events, but it remains to be seen if a lunchtime market in the park is the right way to do this.

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/merrion-square-lunchtime-market-every-thursday/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 29 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

Lunchtime Recital: China Meets Ireland

13:15, Thu 29 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

China Meets Ireland is an inter-cultural programme presenting two eras of Chinese and Irish music, featuring traditional Chinese music from a thousand year tradition and new music from China written in the past 10 years and also Irish airs and dance tunes on fiddle and concert flute, Irish Harp and Guitar.

Admission is free, and donatiosn are welcome.

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

Marsh’s Library – Polish Tour

16:00 – 17:00, Thu 29 May

Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

Justyna Pyz will lead this free tour around this perfectly preserved library dating from 1707. Visitors will also see rare books from Poland in the collection. The tour will be in Polish.

www.marshlibrary.ie/

Griffith College Creative Week 2014

18:00, Thu 29 May

Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Griffith College invites you to Creative Week 2014, showcasing work from Computing & Animation, Fashion, Film, Interior Design/Architecture and Graduate Photography & Visual Media.

The exhibition opening takes place on Thursday on the college campus.

Opening times for the individual exhibitions can be found on www.gcd.ie/2014-creative-week

Admission to all exhibitions and the launch night is free. Find out more detail on the website above.

www.gcd.ie/2014-creative-week

Modernism in Indian architecture – Talk

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 29 May

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

In the lecture “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: the Dialogue between Modernism and the Vernacular in Indian Architecture since Independence”, Kathleen James Chakraborty (Lecturer, UCD) gives an historical overview on the evolution of modernism in Indian architecture since independence and addresses a range of related issues including the prominent role women played in India as construction workers.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236834.htm

Spanish Film Screening: Roque Dalton

18:00, Thu 29 May

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

“Roque Dalton. Fusilemos la noche” (2013) by Tina Leisch.

This documentary portrays Roque Dalton’s life story (1935-1975). He is regarded as El Salvador’s most compelling poet. The Salvadoran dictatorships sentenced him to death for his involvement in subversive activities. He escaped execution twice.

The film will be in Spanish with English subtitles. It will be introduced by Roger Atwood.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha94282_16_2.htm

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 29 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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 29 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 29 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

Mark Kilcoyne / Klaas Project

20:00, Thu 29 May

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Klaas Project is playing original jazz/contemporary compositions of violinist Klara Janu and arrangements of Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla. The compositions are inspired by different world cultures.

Supported is provided by bass player Mark Kilcoyne and band, performing original music with classical, jazz and folk influences.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/845427072154080

The Sleepy End – Gig Night

20:00, Thu 29 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Sleepyhead Promotions run their last event in Sweeney’s and they called it the Sleepy End.

The line up is Dan Comerford, Gareth Wilch, Fanlights, Orchid Collective, Phazam Haze, Vernon Jane, Color//Sound, Strange Attractor

Unfortunately i wasn’t able to find anywhere a confirmation that admission is free, but I expect it is. www.facebook.com/sleepy.head.9277

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Pete Pamf – Gig

20:30, Thu 29 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Pete Pamf will perform live. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-pete-pamf-6/

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 29 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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 29 May

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

The next Cabin Sessions take place featuring The Cabin Crew – Spats Davenport (guitar), Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Christian Volkmann (harmonica) and Special Guests Richard Hawkins, Tim Hawkins & Cathal Cusack (American Trad), Ballyhorsey Sandpit (Americana), HueGrass (Americana).

Admission is free.

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 29 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 29 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

Elvis Fontenot & the Sugar Bees

23:55, Thu 29 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Elvis Fontenot & the Sugar Bees will perform “their unique brand of swamp’n’roll”. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Friday 30 May

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 30 May

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Bealtaine Festival 2014

10:00, Fri 30 May

Dublin (various locations)

Every year in May, the Bealtaine Festival takes place. It is called a festival “celebrating creativity as we age”. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups and clubs, associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events and it is a popular month-long festival with lots and lots of events: www.bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

There are events taking place nearly every day in May, so have a look at the programme if you are an ageing creative person. :-)

bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2014/programme/listing/Dublin

Finance, Economy, Society – Geographical Perspectives

11:00 – 13:00, Fri 30 May

Trinity College, Dublin 2

The seminar “Finance, Economy, Society – Geographical Perspectives” will take place on Friday in the Department of Geography, Museum Building, Seminar Room B. Admission is free and coffee/light refreshments will be provided at the beginning of the seminar.
Please email Martin Sokol (sokolm@tcd.ie) if you wish to attend.

The speakers are:
+ Dr Sabine Dörry (Oxford University): “Strategic nodes in investment fund global production networks: the example of Luxembourg”
+ Dr Zoltán Gál (Hungarian Academy of Sciences / University of Kaposvar): “The role of financial FDI in Central and Eastern Europe revisited: A financial geographer’s view in the context of the dependent market economies model”

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/29854.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 30 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 30 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

Woman’s World

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 30 May

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Woman’s World show is taking place again and I am told it is the 17th year of this event!

With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of Fashion, Health, Food, Beauty and Hair, Women’s Health and Fitness, Wellbeing it is the largest show for Women in Ireland. Over 30,000 women are expected over the weekend (and it helps that every Women’s Mini Marathon participant in Dublin has to go there to collect race number etc).

In addition to the exhibition, there will be pamper zones, health checks, cooking demonstrations, fashion and styling advise, fitness zones and live catwalk shows over the 3 days.

The event will run on Fri (12:00-20:00), Sat (10:00-18:00) and Sun (11:00-18:00). Admission is free if you register here.

www.womansworldshow.com/

Fox Jaw – In-Store Event

13:00, Fri 30 May

HMV Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Fox Jaw will release their new single on Friday and will play an in-store gig on that day. Admission is free. The video for the single is here: youtu.be/xKtzBrI-kbs

www.hmv.ie/events

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13:00, Fri 30 May

Dublin (various locations)

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Lunchtime Recital – Piano for Four Hands

13:15, Fri 30 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime Recital “Piano for Four Hands” with Aldo de Vero and Giuseppe Campisi will take place.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Visceral and Fearless; Staging and Speaking Shakespeare

17:00 – 18:00, Fri 30 May

Peacock Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 2

“Visceral and Fearless; Staging and Speaking Shakespeare” with Selina Cartmell and Andrea Ainsworth.

The UCD School of English, Drama and Film is running a number of UCD/Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures 2014 and the next one is on Friday. The lectures are free and are open to UCD staff & students and to all friends.

To book tickets, contact the Abbey Box Office for on 01 8787 222.

www.ucd.ie/alumni/events/

Pipeworks Organ Recital with David Adams

18:45, Fri 30 May

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

At this free organ recital David Adams will play works from Richard Wagner, Brahms and Strauss.

Booking is advised via the website below.

www.nch.ie/Online/RTENSOPipeworks30May14

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 30 May

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

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. Names of contributors are taken from 19:00, so arrive early if you want to perform. Admission is free. BYOB

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 30 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

Dead End Music Presents – Gigs

20:00, Fri 30 May

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

Dead End Music Presents the following line-up: Monsoon Season, Bear Plays Spoon, Meanderers and more. Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/dead-end-music/

Il Galactico – Gig

20:30, Fri 30 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Il Galactico will perform live. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-il-galactico/

D-Riculous All Stars – Gig

21:00, Fri 30 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

D-Riculous All Stars will be in Sweeney’s for a gig on Friday.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 30 May

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

“Electric Fridays with DUB” is a weekly gig/open mic night in the basement of The International Bar. Admission is free.

Musicians, artists, bands who want to play a 25 min set should contact the organisers via the Facebook page below. A PA and some equipment is available.

www.facebook.com/dubgoeselectric

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 30 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 30 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 Brady’s Sessions – Gigs

21:00, Fri 30 May

Gub Dandy’s in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Brady’s Sessions is a monthly singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure. Admission is free and this month’s Line-Up is:

Donal Quinn, Carol Faherty, Vic Stathopoulos, Terrie Gray, Giuliano Nistri & Rofi James.

www.gumtree.ie/cp-events-gigs-nightlife-in-dublin/the-brady-s-sessions-593416303

Events Coming Up

Bloom Fringe

Sat 31 May

Various locations throughout Dublin

Over the June Bank Holiday weekend “Bloom in the Park”, the big gardening event in Phoenix Park, will take place and related, but unconnected a new gardening event has been created that will happen for the first time this year. The event is called “Bloom Fringe” and will consist of a growing number of events with currently 45 already being confirmed.

Bloom Fringe is a collective of the most creative enthusiasts and professionals to showcase works from the world of gardening, sustainability, architecture, food, fashion and more. The garden-related events will take place in pop-up venues in parks, gardens, lane-ways and Dublin City Centre as well as in permanent venues such as cafés, shops etc.

So, if you are interested in garden-related events, have a look at www.bloomfringe.com/events.html the site is not finished yet, but more and more information will be added over the next few days.

You will find Garden Tours, Talks, Workshops, a Seed Swap and there is more to come. Most events will be free, but currently the website doesn’t say yet which will not be free. Watch out for that too.

I am mentioning this event here, not because you need tickets, but because there are so many “sub-events” that you might need a bit of time to get your head around it. ;-)

Wanted: People with a Fear of Public Speaking

For a new RTE Series about people with a fear of Public Speaking, Tyrone Productions is looking for participants who would like to overcome this fear.

“The Speech” follows everyday people overcoming their fear of public speaking with the help of a celebrity speech coach.

For more information contact Adam in Tyrone Productions on 01 889 4921 or go to www.facebook.com/tyroneproductions/posts/333313333460486

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+11+17+18 May

There will be 4 guided walks in the Dublin Mountains in May. The walks are organised by the Dublin Mountain partnership and are all of varying difficulty. There are a number of training hikes from a 3hr hike to a 8.5 hour challenging hike.

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:

Dublin Writers Festival 17-25 May

Let’s French Music Festival 23-24 May

Dublin Dance Festival 20-31 May

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

Football World Cup in the wrong place!?

On 12 June the Soccer World championship will start in Brazil and – like Qatar – a lot of people think that it might have been the wrong choice of location for the World Cup.

Yesterday I read on a German news website that on Friday, Sao Paulo experienced the biggest traffic problem ever. On 344 km (!!) cars were in traffic jams. Wow!

Sao Paulo has 11 mio inhabitants and has a street network of 17,000km, but never before were so many traffic problems recorded than on this Friday.

On the same day I heard people complaining on the radio about the traffic disaster in and around Croke Park because of the One Direction concert. – I guess it is all relative!

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