Dublin Event Guide 389: Dublin Christmas Market, Merrion Square Market, Christmas Kingdom, Dublin Flea Market

November 29th, 2014
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 389 | 28 November 2014

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Hi all!

Christmas has firmly arrived!! This weekend is full of Christmas Markets and hopefully you will find one that you like.

The Facebook Experiment over on www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide is a big success and shows to be very helpful. We will continue until middle of the week. Watch out for the message on Tuesday morning, there will be an important piece of information in it.

Next weekend I will be away so I will do my best to complete the Dublin Event Guide a little earlier, but it is a struggle every week. The biggest problem is that working rhough the night without sleep currently doesn’t work that successfully. Probably because the rest of the week is very busy for me as well, which means that there is not THAT much “gas left in the tank”.

Now my two appeals to you and then we are directly on route to the 170+ events this week.

The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) only exists because you told other people about it and because a few generous people support it with donations. Keep doing exactly that, please! Tell all your friends and family and colleagues about it and – if you can – please also help with a donation.

The Sponsorship I was able to get helps hugely to take a certain amount of financial pressure off me, but it is not enough! I need to make some urgent changes to the system that I use and need someone who is good at CakePHP programming and SQL databases. That will cost! So please continue your financial support. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some additional 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. :-) Regarding your donation, I am suggesting the super low amount of just EUR 1 per month. These EUR 12 is just 2 pints and for the equivalent of 2 pints you get 52 issues full of information about free cultural events. That’s DEFINITELY worth 2 pints, isn’t it!? Please…and Thanks! :-)

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 22,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 53,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-mail magazine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and there could be more in the coming week and this section is for the people that want to overcome the hurdles, achieve more and remember that despite all, life is great!

This week’s Feel Good is a reminder of the importance of even the smallest good deed. A note in a UK newspaper read like this:

“Thank you to the man who gave me 20p in the car park at West Middles ex Hospital last Tuesday morning when I found myself short for parking. Thanks to you I was able to see my father alive for the last time. He died that afternoon. –Farah, London”

Don’t underestimate the smallest good deed…and never belittle it. Small acts of kindness can have a massive effect on others. Thank you to everybody who is making the world a better place!

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Support

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 Philippa F and Artem K supported the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. I really really really appreciate all the help! Without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

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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EventbriteThe main sponsor is Eventbrite and their support is hugely appreciated! Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totalling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite is free for free events. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences.

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.

You will find me on a tour to Christmas Markets this weekend: Lidl Christmas Market, Stephen’s Green Christmas Market, Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market and if possible also Merrion Square and Print Museum. Oh and the Flea Market might find a place in that list as well. I hope that some blow me away! ;-)

Enjoy your weekend!

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Competitions

Goethe-Institut-Choir – Christmas Concert – Ticket Competition

Mon 08 Dec 2014 – 20:00
National Concert Hall

The Goethe-Institut Choir will perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorioat their christmas concert in the National Concert Hall on 08 December. Well-known soloists and the Orchestra of St Cecilia will join the Goethe-Institut Choir. The concert will also feature Christmas carols.

Tickets can be bought here for EUR 25 (EUR 15 on the Balcony).

To spread the word, the choir has made a pair of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide and if you want to win that pair you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with GOETHE in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the maill. In addition you will have to tell me at least one of the two first names of Bach. YOur entry has to be with me by 12:00 on Wed 03 Dec.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20445508

National Crafts & Design Fair – Ticket Competition

Wed 03 – Sun 07 Dec
RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The National Crafts & Design Fair takes place this week in the RDS and long-term Dublin Event Guide Supporter and blogger Sarah Hanrahan who writes the Personal Style & Inspiration website www.icomeundone.com is collaborating with ceramics artist Ruth Power and she got some tickets for the Crafts & Design Fair.

If you want to win one of two pairs of the tickets, have a look at Sarah’s website and maybe join her mailing list at www.icomeundone,com if you like her work, and then send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail and with the subject line CRAFTS&DESIGN. Your entry has to be with me by 12:00 on Tuesday 02 December.

More information about the Crafts&Design Fair is here.

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 23,000 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. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-) [Currently I am looking to buy a high spec Android mobile phone and an action camera and would happily “test drive” some candidates.]

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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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Christmas FM is back

The radio station Christmas FM is back on air from midday on Sat 29 Nov! The charity this year is Age Action and Centra is sponsoring the station again. Christmas FM will broadcast around the clock from now until 26 December. You can listen online via www.christmasfm.com/ or on FM frequency 94.3 in Dublin (frequencies for other parts of Ireland are on the website) or you can download the smarphone app.

More traffic mess in Dublin City? – Crazy or good ideas for College Green

Dublin City has announced that they would like to pedestrianise College Green, but can’t because of the impact on the surrounding road network, which makes a lot of sense.

However, they plan to shut down one side of College Green for tests and put all traffic to the other side: There are two lanes from Dame Street to Westmoreland Street and these two lanes will be closed in front of the Bank of Ireland building at College Green. The traffic in both directions will then be put on the two lanes of the other side, which currently both go from Trinity to Dame Street.

Considering that there is and will never be a shop or a cafe in that area outside the Central Bank it is surprising that it gets highest priority for pedestrianisation tests. There are not even many people because there is no reason for being there. The only busy stretch is the pedestrian crossing that brings people from Grafton Street towards Westmoreland Street.

The other surprising aspect is that the tests will take place on Sundays (at some point in 2015). It is doubtful that a test on a Sunday will really give enough of an idea about the impact of the partial pedestrianisation on traffic on a weekday.

Have a read of the Irish Times article here.

Dublin Gallery Map

Approx. two weeks ago a new resource for art lovers in Dublin and for tourists was launched it is the “Dublin Gallery Map”, a map that shows you the locations of galleries in Dublin. The map will be available in printed form in all galleries and in museums and some other locations. And there is also an online version at www.dublingallerymap.ie/

Some might think the map is a little too niche-ey, but I think its a good idea. The only thing that surprised me is that there are Galleries missing on the map. It’s not THAT easy to miss them or not that difficult to find them!
There is no Centre for Creative Practices on the map, the Oriel Gallery is missing, and also the Inspire Gallery, as well as the Doorway Gallery, Balla Ban, the ! And these are just five that I could think of immediately without hesitation. Odd! If it was an online-only map, I would expect that they will be added in the next few days. But since the main distribution is through a printed map you would maybe expect a higher degree of completeness.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) would particularly like to bring to your attention. The vast majority of the events listed here will be free, but if it is a really good event, there might sometimes be a non-free event in the list as well. (It will be properly tagged!)

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PARTY ALL WEEKEND
Who says you can’t party on Sundays? The Lost Society, winner of Most Stylish Bar in Ireland 2011, situated in the 18th century Georgian Powerscourt Townhouse, invites you to TROPICAL SUNDAY. Doors open at 19:00, and entrance is free as long as you register here.

LEARN TO MEDITATE
Visit Dublin’s Buddhist Center next Thursday to learn about Buddhism, meditation and its place in the modern West from an experienced Buddhist teacher from America, Tasso Kallianiotis. It’s free and you can register here.

BECOME A BARISTA
Dreaming of a career in coffee? Start it this weekend, with taking a professional coffee making course organised by Coffee Culture. This is a pay for event, you can register here.

Find more events at www.eventbrite.ie or download the Eventbrite app to find events around you.

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.

Portholes and Teapots – Sculpture, Fine Art Prints and Artists Books by Cecilia Moore and Elke Thönnes,

until 17 Dec (Mon-Fr: 09:00-21:00)

Axis Arts Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Portholes and Teapots is an exhibition of Sculpture, Fine Art Prints and Artists Books by Cecilia Moore and Elke Thönnes.

Artists Cecilia Moore and Elke Thönnes give audiences the chance to ponder the details of familiar places and everyday objects, to see the beauty in what is often overlooked. Cecilia Moore has dismantled metal household objects, like teapots and vases, gathered locally to re assemble and rework them into playful tactile sculptures. This body of work is accompanied by a quirky animation, detailing her design process.

Elke Thönnes has used various fine art print techniques to create a ‘love letter to Dublin. In the search for new methods to ‘read the city’, she has placed details of iconic city structures onto embossings of old maps, The tactile nature of the work is a comment on the craftsmanship and architecture of generations past.

Cecilia Moore lives in Ballymun, she trained as a silversmith and sculptor and has exhibited widely, receiving several public art commissions, she is currently on a masters programme at the National College of Art and Design. Elke Thönnes is a painter and printmaker who works at Graphic Studio Dublin. She has exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.

www.axisballymun.ie/

Greetings From Ireland

27-31 December

The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

View an array of unique interpretations of Irish tourism with The Library Project’s new exhibition “Greetings From Ireland”. This PhotoIreland project seeks to reinterpret Ireland’s image for the tourism industry with the work of 36 artists.

This contemporary reimagining of Ireland by inviting local and international artists to present their personal interpretation of what the country is today should be very intriguing.

Admission is free.

A Visual Odyssey Into Invisible Worlds

09 – 30 November

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This exhibition by Karl Gaff takes you on a visual odyssey to explore the richness, complexity and the sheer beauty of places far beyond the limits of human vision. A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to enter the micro to nanoscopic realms of nature and conduct a type of photography called ‘micrography’.

Explore treacherous mountain ranges on a single grain of pollen, probe the steep valleys, ridges and rolling hills on the petal of a flower, venture through jungles of high rising spikes emerging from the surface of a leaf and much more.

The exhibition is open daily in the visitor centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Duke Street Gallery Christmas Exhibition

04-31 December

Duke Street Gallery, 17 Duke Street, Dublin 2

The Duek Street Gallery Christmas Show will feature works from artists such as Graham Knuttel, Clare Hartigan, Joby Hickey, Marie Carroll, Tom Byrne, Alex McKennaand others.

The opening will take place on Thurs 04 Dec at 17:00 and there will be a wine reception, music and some complimentary gift vouchers on the opening night.

Admission is free. www.dukestreetgallery.ie/

Studies on Shivering

21 Nov – 24 Jan

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Studies on Shivering” is a part of a wider project by the artist Damir O?ko (HR). In this project, the artist creates a dialogue between film, poetry, musical scores, objects and drawing to explore a central theme; the shivering body as a metaphor for resistance and unrest. The title of the film in this exhibition, “TK”, comes from the phonetic description of the sound of teeth or stones clashing together. These types of sounds create a visceral, psycho-acoustic response in the listener and the effect is one of O?ko’s central concerns.

“Studies on Shivering” combines elements such as scores, collages, architectural intervention and collaborations to extend the normal cinematic space and to create a hybrid work in which film, research and poetry are equally weighted.

www.templebar.ie/calendar/event/studies-on-shivering

Shaped by History

01 Aug – 05 Jan (Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00)

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Dublin 2

Shaped by History features 95 black and white photographs of Limerick Milk Market taken between 1971 and 1978 by Limerick social documentary photographer Gerry Andrews.

Limerick Milk Market was founded in 1852, as the west of Ireland was emerging from the famines of the 1840s. In the 1970s, Limerick Milk Market was at a crossroads in its long history, as the Shannon/Limerick region began transforming into a national and international model for development.

www.nli.ie/en/national-photographic-archive.aspx

Saturday 29 Nov

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 Nov

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 29 Nov

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

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

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 29 Nov

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 29 Nov

St. Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 29 Nov

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

Christmas Craft Fair – Tallaght Library

09:45 – 16:30, Sat 29 Nov

South County Dublin Library, The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

A Craft Fair with 35 tables of local crafts takes place from Thursday until Saturday during library opening hours. There will also be school choirs, bread baking competition, a visit by Kenneth Egan and by Santa. Admission is free.

www.southdublinlibraries.ie

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Nov

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Christmas Fair – Thomas Street

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Nov

St. Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A Christmas Fair is taking place in St. Catherin’s Church on Thomas Street for one day only. There are 30 stalls filled with crafts, gifts, decorations and food. There will also be a Coffee Dock and a Kids Corner.

Admission is free.

Christmas Kingdom – St. Anne’s Park

10:00 – 20:00, Sat 29 Nov

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

Christmas Kingdom is a new Christmas event by Dublin City Council.

There is lots of entertainment for kids, but most attractions are not free (e.g. a Christmas circus, the North Pole play area, a festive train, face painters, balloons and children entertainments.

The free element of Christmas Kindom is a Live Crib and a market area consisting of 14 stalls selling food and crafts.

Initially it will open every weekend Fri 14:00-20:00 & Sat/Sun from 10:00 to 20:00. From 19-23 Dec the market will be open daily from 10:00-20:00 and will then continue until 04 Jan.

Christmas on Merrion Square

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Nov

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“Christmas on the Square” is back with crafts and food, music, family tours, Santa, Pop-up Cafe and more.

+ No 63 (Royal Society of Antiquaries) will be the home of a pop-up cafe.
+ No 45 (Irish Architectural Archive) will bring you Irish made and designed goods in conjunction with the Irish Design Shop. There will also be food and craft demonstrations at that site.
+ No 29 (ESB Georgian House Museum) will host Santa between 11:00 and 16:00. Adm is free and no booking required, but places are limited.
+ The National Gallery on Merrion Sq (entrance on Clare Street!) is inviting to a special Family Art Tour at 13:30 and 14:30.

The tours and concerts on the day are unfortunately all booked out already.

Other buildings that are open on the day are

No 8 (Royal Inst. of Architects) open their RIAI Bookshop from 11:00-17:00
No 37 (Goethe Institut) Library Book Sale from 15:00-17:00

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/christmas-on-the-square-2/

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Nov

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

A new market is coming to Drumcondra: The Drumcondra Village Market is a mixture of farmers’ market and arts and crafts fair. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 29 Nov

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/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Nov

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 29 Nov

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

www.templebar.ie

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 29 Nov

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sat 29 Nov

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

After a super long Christmas Market in Dun Laoghaire last year that reached into January, this year the market is significantly shorter and also only open at weekends. A dramatic change from 2013!

The opening times are every day from 11:00-19:00 and the market is open on these 13 days

Sat+Sun 29-30 Nov / Fri-Sun 05-07 Dec / Fri-Sun 12-14 Dec / Fri-Tues 19-23 Dec

The special events during the Christmas Period are
+ Sat 29 Nov: Opening Ceremony
+ Fri+Sat 05+06 Dec: Christmas Cookery and Craft School
+ Sun 14 Dec: Santa Hat Record in aid of Barnardos
+ Sat 20 Dec: Lantern Procession & Festival Fireworks

www.dlrevents.ie/dlcf14_main.html

Finding North with the Norsemen

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

With no access to modern navigational instruments, how did the Vikings find their way to Ireland? Join this drop-in activity to discover the science behind Viking Sea navigation and create your own mini sundial compass to take home. No booking required. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. Ages 7+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4512

Flamenco – Taster Class for adults and children

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 29 Nov

Liffey Trust Studios, 117-126 Upper Sheriff Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin FLamenco Festival will take place from 30 Nov until 07 Dec and to get you in the mood you are invited to come to a Flamenco Taster class on Saturday. You will clap and stomp and have fun.

The taster class for adults is from 11:00-12:00 and there is also a taster class for children from 12:00-13:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.dublinflamencofestival.com/festival/2014

Print Museum Winter Fair

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Nov

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

The National Print Museum invites to a Winter Fair on the Mezzanine Level of the museum with market stalls selling Christmas gifts.

And while you are there, you can view “Making a Festive Impression”, an exhibition of hand-printed Christmas cards, and families can enjoy self-guided arts and crafts activities at the Education Area. The onsite café Press will also be open.

The market is open on Sat+Sun 11:00-16:00 and admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Nov

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 29 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blood – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

BLOOD is the title of the new Science Gallery exhibition that will run from 24 Oct – 25 Jan.

25 exhibits explore the symbolic, scientific and strange nature of blood and there are certainly some “out there” contributions. For example the video and relics from a bio-art performance where an artist had a blood transfusion form a horse. Or a spoof brand that uses bloodstain-formed fashion accessories addressing the stigma about men strual blood.

But there are quirky things as well, like the Jukebox that will guess your age by taking your pulse rate and playing a song from your teenage years. And there are some practical aspects: You can take a test that will determine your blood type and you can find out what happens to to donated blood in Ireland.

An interesting exhibition, but different than what you have seen before in the Science Gallery and that is reflected by the recommendation that the exhibition is only suitable for over 15 year olds.

If you are ok with the focus on this red substance that makes some of us a bit queasy when we think about it, you should definitely go to the exhibition (and bring an open mind ;-) ). But if blood makes your knees wobbly, then it might not be for you.

Admission to the exhibition is free

dublin.sciencegallery.com/blood

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Nov

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

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Lidl Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 29 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Yes, you are reading correctly! Lidl have their own Christmas Market. It will take place in the chq Building from Thurs 27-Sun 30 November. You can sample lots of Lidl products and buy some as well and there will be a Santa.

Opening hours are Thurs-Fri 15:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-20:00. Admission is free.

lidlchristmasmarkets.com/

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 29 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 29 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Nov

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Progressive Film Club – “Conflict”

15:00, Sat 29 Nov

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

The Progressive Film Club will screen Films about Conflict on Saturday and admission is free (donations are welcome). The films are

+ “Mi Fink – Make it happen” from Colombia at 15:00
+ “Road to Revolution” from Turkey at 15:30

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival – Opening + Fireworks

17:30, Sat 29 Nov

Harbour Plaza, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival 2014 officially opens at 17:30 on Saturday with Santa’s arrival at the Harbour Plaza and entertainment for all the family.

Then the Christmas lights will be switched on in the town centre and a fireworks display over Dún Laoghaire Harbour will conclude the ceremony.

Admission is free.

www.dlrevents.ie/dlcf14_open.html

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 29 Nov

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers

20:00, Sat 29 Nov

Seafront Car Park, Clontarf Road, Dublin 3

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers leave their regular spot at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount and venture to the North Side for a public star-gazing this Saturday. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The event takes place on the Seafront Car Park on Clontarf Road, opposite the Yacht & Boat Club and the Esso Station.

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to check if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Kaiser Architekt – Gig

20:00, Sat 29 Nov

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Kaiser Architekt, a new band that was very active in the last few months “in the underground” is surfacing. They are playing Pop/Rock.

www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html

Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous

20:00 – 21:30, Sat 29 Nov

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

Rober Coyle will bring his One-man Comedy show to Accents Cafe. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/682042308558554/

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 29 Nov

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 29 Nov

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

Filibusters Comedy Club

21:00, Sat 29 Nov

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The Filibusters Comedy Club at the Twisted Pepper (basement) will feature some great standup comedian this Saturday:

Alan Hurley
Paul Crowley
David Reilly
Harry Smith
Adam Cullen
and MC Martin Angolo

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/658443660883802/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 29 Nov

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Early House – Gig

22:00, Sat 29 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Early House will play their funk and soul in the “Live from the Window” slot.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-early-house-6/

Stomptown Brass – Gig

22:30, Sat 29 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Stomptown Brass are an absolutely brilliant brass band 9-piece that is definitely worth listening to. They play a mix of own compositions and cover versions and will definitely keep you moving, dancing or at least finger tapping. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list. The gig wil start at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-stomptown-brass/

Santoria – Gig

23:00, Sat 29 Nov

Arlington Hotel, 23 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1

Soul Band Santoria will play in the Arlington Hotel at the Liffey on Saturday. It seems that admission is free.

www.santoria.ie/gigs

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Aviation Fair 2014

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

This is a yearly gathering of Aviation Enthusiasts where you can buy and view lots of aviation-related items. You will find plane models, aviation magazines, aviation-related collectors items, binoculars, a flight simulator cockpit from the PC Pilots Ireland and lots more.

Admission is free.

aviationfair.wix.com/aviationfair

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Nov

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Christmas Kingdom – St. Anne’s Park

10:00 – 20:00, Sun 30 Nov

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

Christmas Kingdom is a new Christmas event by Dublin City Council.

There is lots of entertainment for kids, but most attractions are not free (e.g. a Christmas circus, the North Pole play area, a festive train, face painters, balloons and children entertainments.

The free element of Christmas Kindom is a Live Crib and a market area consisting of 14 stalls selling food and crafts.

Initially it will open every weekend Fri 14:00-20:00 & Sat/Sun from 10:00 to 20:00. From 19-23 Dec the market will be open daily from 10:00-20:00 and will then continue until 04 Jan.

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 30 Nov

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 30 Nov

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Nov

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.

Irish Record Fairs – Market

10:30 – 18:00, Sun 30 Nov

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The biggest record fair in Ireland takes place this weekend in Filmbase. From Friday until Sunday vinyl, cds, cassettes, dvds, photos, autographs and memorabilia will be cramming any and all available floor and wall space.

There is an admission charge on Saturday and on Sunday, but if you download the free Sunday pass at www.irishrecordfairs.com/concession%20page.htm You will get in for free. We are even mentioned on that page! :-)

The normal charges are Saturday: Two euro (includes free admission Sunday) and Sunday: Two euro.

www.irishrecordfairs.com/

Michael Harding talks about “If This is a Man” by Primo Levi

10:45, Sun 30 Nov

Trinity College Chapel, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Michael Harding will speak in the College Chapel about “If This Is A Man” by Primo Levi. The talk takes place during the Church of Ireland morning Choral Eucharist, where a series of addresses entitled “By the Book: Literature for Living” takes place.

Author and playwright Michael Harding’s creative chronicle of ordinary life in the Irish midlands is published as a weekly column in “The Irish Times”. He has written numerous plays for the Abbey Theatre, including “Una Pooka” and “Sour Grapes” and has published three novels “Priest”, “The Trouble with Sarah Gullion”, and “Bird in the Snow” as well as a best-selling memoir “Staring at Lakes”. His latest work “Hanging with the Elephant” was published in 2014.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/31916.html

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month and admission is free. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Co-op Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

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

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Sun 30 Nov

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

After a super long Christmas Market in Dun Laoghaire last year that reached into January, this year the market is significantly shorter and also only open at weekends. A dramatic change from 2013!

The opening times are every day from 11:00-19:00 and the market is open on these 13 days

Sat+Sun 29-30 Nov / Fri-Sun 05-07 Dec / Fri-Sun 12-14 Dec / Fri-Tues 19-23 Dec

The special events during the Christmas Period are
+ Sat 29 Nov: Opening Ceremony
+ Fri+Sat 05+06 Dec: Christmas Cookery and Craft School
+ Sun 14 Dec: Santa Hat Record in aid of Barnardos
+ Sat 20 Dec: Lantern Procession & Festival Fireworks

www.dlrevents.ie/dlcf14_main.html

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Nov

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Print Museum Winter Fair

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

The National Print Museum invites to a Winter Fair on the Mezzanine Level of the museum with market stalls selling Christmas gifts.

And while you are there, you can view “Making a Festive Impression”, an exhibition of hand-printed Christmas cards, and families can enjoy self-guided arts and crafts activities at the Education Area. The onsite café Press will also be open.

The market is open on Sat+Sun 11:00-16:00 and admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Nov

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Wardrobe Wilderness – Fashion Boutique Pop-Up

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Nov

Slattery’s Pub, Bath Avenue, Dublin 4

Wardrobe Wilderness invite you to come to their Fashion Boutique Pop-Up on Sunday.

Offering on-trend fashion, hand-picked vintage, customised pieces and one-off designs and accessories, all at affordable prices, Wardrobe Wilderness helps you to find the right level of style diversity for you. Mix and match fashion nostalgia with contemporary edge to find the perfect style.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/wardrobewildernessfashion

Winter Bazaar- NDNSP school

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 30 Nov

North Dublin National School Project (NDNSP), Ballymun road,(behind Esso station), Dublin 9

The NDNSP runs a Winter Bazaar this Sunday and they are looking for support. There will be crafts, fresh fruit, vegetables & cheeses, cakes, toys, books, raffle, bricabrac, games, face painting, Santa, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, lunches and more.
Admission to the bazaar is NOT free, but the charge is just EUR 1 per person or EUR 2 for a whole family. Senior citizens free.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 30 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 30 Nov

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Blood – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

BLOOD is the title of the new Science Gallery exhibition that will run from 24 Oct – 25 Jan.

25 exhibits explore the symbolic, scientific and strange nature of blood and there are certainly some “out there” contributions. For example the video and relics from a bio-art performance where an artist had a blood transfusion form a horse. Or a spoof brand that uses bloodstain-formed fashion accessories addressing the stigma about men strual blood.

But there are quirky things as well, like the Jukebox that will guess your age by taking your pulse rate and playing a song from your teenage years. And there are some practical aspects: You can take a test that will determine your blood type and you can find out what happens to to donated blood in Ireland.

An interesting exhibition, but different than what you have seen before in the Science Gallery and that is reflected by the recommendation that the exhibition is only suitable for over 15 year olds.

If you are ok with the focus on this red substance that makes some of us a bit queasy when we think about it, you should definitely go to the exhibition (and bring an open mind ;-) ). But if blood makes your knees wobbly, then it might not be for you.

Admission to the exhibition is free

dublin.sciencegallery.com/blood

Lidl Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Sun 30 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Yes, you are reading correctly! Lidl have their own Christmas Market. It will take place in the chq Building from Thurs 27-Sun 30 November. You can sample lots of Lidl products and buy some as well and there will be a Santa.

Opening hours are Thurs-Fri 15:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-20:00. Admission is free.

lidlchristmasmarkets.com/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 30 Nov

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Sun 30 Nov

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 30 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature the RTÉ Contempo Quartet with poet Joan McBreen.

The programme includes
+ Joseph Haydn – “Birds” string quartet
+ Poetry readings from “Mountain Ash in Connemara” album by Joan McBreen
+ Glen Austin – Irish Airs arranged for string quartet

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1217-sundaysnoon-rte-contempo-quartet-series-2

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 30 Nov

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 Book Depository 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 Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Breton Afternoon

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

The next Vreton Afternoon takes place this weekend. It starts with a Language Workshop at 14:00 and then from 15:00 there will be dance and music.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/BreizhEire

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 30 Nov

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 30 Nov

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.stellabass.com

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 30 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday and admission is free.

During these workshops we explore paintings, sculpture and some of the architectural features of Charlemont House through discussion and drawing.

No booking is required although numbers may be limited.

www.hughlane.ie/all/1227-sunday-sketching

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 30 Nov

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Film Series: Apocalypse – Episode 5

14:30 – 15:30, Sun 30 Nov

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

Concluding this five-part French television series, with the final episode “Liberation: November 1917 – November 1918”. Presented by the Museum in partnership with the French Embassy. Each episode is 60 minutes in length. No booking required, admission free. For adults.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4516

Take a Trail: Viking Challenge

14:30 – 15:30, Sun 30 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Discover Viking Age Dublin, what a warrior brought to his grave, where people lived and how to spot a real Viking sword, on this guided activity sheet trail of the Viking Ireland exhibition. Meet at Reception. No booking required, places limited to 20, allocated on a first come basis. Ages 7+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4515

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 30 Nov

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Geansai Nollaig – World Record Attempt

15:30, Sun 30 Nov

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“Geansai Nollaig” translates roughly to “most horrendous, cheap quality, often outrageously priced, Christmas-themed jumper” and the only excuse for wearing a jumper like that is the World Record Attempt for most people with A Christmas Jumper in one place. ;-) More than 857 peole are needed to break the record.

The World Record attempt is the opener to an afternoon of entertainment in O’Connell Street in the run up to the lighting of the Christmas Tree at 18:00.

Participation is free and all donations go to the Make-a-wish Foundation.

www.facebook.com/events/654740481313795/

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

Nova Collective – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 30 Nov

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

House Dublin is a restaurant and bar in Leeson Street. On Sundays the Nova Collective is playing in their Glass House from 17:00-19:00. Expect Jazz and Latin Bossa Nova. Admission is free.

housedublin.ie/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 30 Nov

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

O’Connell Street Christmas Tree Lighting

18:00, Sun 30 Nov

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Christy Burke, the current mayor of Dublin, will turn on the lights on the Christmas Tree in O’Connell Street at 18:00.

An entertainment programme with the Army Band, the National Children’s Choir, Vladimir and musicians from the National Concert Hall and some of the cast from Aladdin at the Olympia will start already at 15:30. The (yearly) Geansai Nollaig world record attempt will also give you a chance again to show off your most horrendous Christmas Jumper.

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/oconnell-street-christmas-lights-switch/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 30 Nov

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

Indoor Car Boot Sale

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 30 Nov

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, 17 Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire

An Indoor Car Boot Sale for the Irish Cancer Society will take place in the Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute. Vendors can rent tables for EUR 10 (Students: EUR 8). Admission for buyers seems to be free.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/event/indoor-car-boot-sale/

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below).

In short, the line-up is Riot Tapes, Witch Trials, Fanlights, Birds, Darren Lynch, Laura Ann Brady.

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 30 Nov

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 30 Nov

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass is back after the summer break and invites you 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 gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Mongoose – Gig

20:00, Sun 30 Nov

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Mongoose are playing Jazz and Folk. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 30 Nov

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast is a free event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page (see link below).

In short, the line-up is: Silent Noise Parade, Sean’s Walk, Russell Hogg Music, The Witch Trials + more to be announced

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 30 Nov

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 30 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 30 Nov

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

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

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe. 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 30 Nov

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 30 Nov

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Doggy Few – Gig

22:00, Sun 30 Nov

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

The Doggy Few are a band of friends from the North of Holland, playing traditional Irish and Scottish music. They are based in the north of Holland in the town of Groningen. Their gig in Mother Reilly’s is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 30 Nov

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-30/

Monday 01 Dec

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 01 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Mon 01 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 01 Dec

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Poetry Writing Workshop

14:00 – 15:30, Mon 01 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Join Australian poet, Bonny Cassidy as she reads from her own work followed by a workshop where participants will write a poem about a favourite place, real or imagined.

Bonny Cassidy is a Melbourne poet, essayist and critic. Her second poetry collection, Final Theory was published in July and she is recipient of the 2014 Australian Poetry tour of Irelnd award. She lectures in Creative Writing at RMIT University, Melbourne.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

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

Irish Booksellers and the Circulation of Enlightenment Ideas through Print – Talk

16:00, Mon 01 Dec

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

The next lecture in the “Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series” is “Irish Booksellers and the Circulation of Enlightenment Ideas through Print” by Marie Kennedy (Dublin City Public Libraries). Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/centreforearlymodernhistory2014_15.php

Pleasing Features – Gig Night

19:30, Mon 01 Dec

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Pleasing Features Label Launch take place with the following line-up:

Psychics, Frank, The Journals, Sleepwalk Mechanical

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1505837439691904

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 01 Dec

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 01 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 01 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Dec

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 01 Dec

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 01 Dec

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

Every Monday 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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 01 Dec

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

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Dec

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.

The Pyro Blues Executive – Gig

21:00, Mon 01 Dec

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Pyro Blues Executive play in the Leeson Lounge every Monday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Leeson-Lounge/114810058553792

Tuesday 02 Dec

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“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 02 Dec

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run on Tuesday. 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 02 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Tue 02 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Pouce café: Jérémy Marie’s World tour

18:30, Tue 02 Dec

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Jérémy Marie is a French travel writer born in Rouen in 1984. He hitchhiked all around the world from October 2007 to March 2013 and wrote about his trip in a book entitled “Mon tour du Monde en 1980 jours”.
While he was hitchhiking, he travelled over 180,700 km, in 1,752 different cars through 71 different countries, to try and understand the world from a local perspective one driver at a time.

The talk is in English, Q&A is in French & English.
Admission is free, but registration via e-mail to rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with the Subject “Booking: Pouce Cafe”

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

The Act of Translation in Literature, Life and Mind

18:30 – 21:00, Tue 02 Dec

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

“After Crossing the Border: The Act of Translation in Literature, Life and Mind” is panel discussion in the Irish Writers’ Centre.

Literary translation is seen by many as a means to an end, a necessary process to make a text accessible. Others see translations as a creative process that creates a new work of art. This will be discussed at this event.

The event is hosted by the the Trinity Journal of Literary Translation (T-JoLT). T-JoLT is an an academic, student-run journal which publishes works of literary translation from any language into English or Irish.

This event will be a panel discussion, chaired by T-JoLT’s Editor-in-Chief Aine Josephine Tyrrell and will be followed by a Q&A session after the debate. Following the event tea and coffee will be served.

The panel includes Dr. Peter Arnds, lecturer of the MPhil in Literary Translation at TCD; John Kearns, editor of Translation Ireland; Dr. Borbála Faragó teaching professor at St. Patrick’s College; and Dr. Nick Johnson, assistant professor of drama at TCD.

Admission seems to be free.

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

Italian Opera – Shared Experiences – Discussion

19:00, Tue 02 Dec

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

The Italian Institute of Culture invites to a round table discussion about “Italian Opera – Shared Experiences”. The event will be opened by the Italian Ambassador Giovanni Adorni Braccesi.

Moderator is Deirdre O’Grady (Emeritus professor of Italian at University College Dublin) and the panel is Fred Plotkin (writer, scholar, lecturer and one of America’s foremost experts on opera) and Vivian Coates (Artistic Director Lyric Opera Productions).

Admission is free and there will be Italian wines and delicacies.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=608&citta=Dublino

Life and work of Seamus Heaney

19:00, Tue 02 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Professor Michael Parker, Emeritus Pofessor of English Literature at the University of Central Lancashire, whose publications include Seamus Heaney: The Making ofthe Poet and Professor Stephen Regan, of the Department of English Studies, Durham University with Dr Esther Armstrong, University of the Arts, London will present Noli Timere: Reflections on the life and work of Seamus Heaney on Tuesday.

First performed in September 2013 for the Irish Literary Society in London, the programme features readings of and commentaries on Heaney’s poetry, as well as specially filmed interviews with Roy Foster and Bernard O’Donoghue. It also incorporates extracts from Charlie McCarthy’s documentary, Out of the Marvellous , produced by IceBox Films for RTE on the occasion of the poet’s 70th birthday.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via bookings@nli.ie

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

World War I in the writing of Irène Némirovsky – Talk

19:00, Tue 02 Dec

Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

At her talk “World War I in the writing of Irène Némirovsky”, Dr Sandrine Brisset will speak about the domestic impact of World War I in the writing of Irène Némirovsky, the internationally acclaimed Jewish-French writer, author of Suite Française. Dr. Brisset will discuss the newly translated collection of Némirovsky short-stories “In Confidence”.

Admission is free.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 02 Dec

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 02 Dec

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 02 Dec

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

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

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Plateau Sessions – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 02 Dec

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that features some special guest acts and the line-up this time is: The Longtails, Colm Gavin & more”

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-plateau-sessions-feat-the-longtails-colm-gavin-more/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 02 Dec

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 on the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

The Imps – Improv Comedy

20:30 – 22:30, Tue 02 Dec

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

A free improv comedy night with the Imps (formerly The Improrphans) takes place again. Admission is free and donations are very welcome.

www.facebook.com/theimpsatwork

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 02 Dec

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 02 Dec

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

A totally unplugged Singer/Songwriter night (no PA, no microphones) with original music is taking place upstairs in Anseo every Tuesday from 21:30.

Please check on the Facebook Page below if the event is going ahead as it seems to get cancelled every now and then and if you want to play a 15-30 min set or just want to play one song make yourself heard via the same Facebook Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

Wednesday 03 Dec

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 03 Dec

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therfore started this initiative in 2011.

Most OPW owned sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ The Casino, Marino (closed from 01 Nov-13 March)
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therfore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues. Once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore.

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

Phoenix Park Wednesday Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 03 Dec

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Wednesday Walks will take place in and around Phoenix Park from every Wednesday from June to December. Weather permitting, walkers will meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (VC) or Farmleigh House (F) at 11:00. Each walk takes about 90 minutes.

Please check the website below for updates or ring the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (01 677 0095) or Farmleigh House (01 815 5914) for further information. Admission is free,

The upcoming walks are:

03 Dec: Monuments of Phoenix Park (VC)

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31298,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 03 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Wed 03 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 03 Dec

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Increasing Self-Confidence: A workshop for Jobseekers

14:00 – 15:00, Wed 03 Dec

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

“Increasing Self-Confidence: A workshop for Jobseekers” with Ebun Akpoveta (Training and Employment Officer at Business in the Community Ireland) is a workshop in the Dublin City Public Libraries Career Direction and Development Programme 2014.

Admission is free. Booking is recommended via 01-8733996

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Oligarchy in the Irish Parliamentary Party, 1900-1918

16:00, Wed 03 Dec

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

The next lecture in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series is “The power behind the throne: identifying oligarchy in the Irish Parliamentary Party, 1900-18” by Dr Conor Mulvagh, UCD.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2014_15.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 03 Dec

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

Spanish Film Screening: Distrito quinto

18:00, Wed 03 Dec

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

The film “Distrito quinto” will be screened in the Black & White film series at the Instituto Cervantes. The screening will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha95080_16_2.htm

“Mainie Jellett: Cubism at your feet” – Talk

18:30, Wed 03 Dec

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

At his talk “Mainie Jellett: Cubism at your feet”, Bruce Arnold (Chief Critic of the Irish Independent) will talk about Mainie Jellett who was a pioneer of abstract art in Ireland, having encountered cubism while training in Paris. She was interested in the practical application of art to decoration.
Her original abstract cubist designs for rugs have survived and rug-making firm, Ceadogan Rugs, have introduced a new range of these for the Irish and international market.

Admission is free, but booking is required via rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with the subject “Booking: Mainie Jellet”

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Celebration in Memory of Dorothy Molloy

18:30, Wed 03 Dec

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

Ten years after the death of Dorothy Molloy and the posthumous publication of ‘Hare Soup’, followed by ‘Gethsemane Day’ and ‘Long Distance Swimmer’, friends, fans, and the everyone else who is interested, are invited to an evening of celebration of Dorothy Molloy’s work and to honour this great Irish poet.

Admission is free.

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

The St Cuthbert Gospel, John, and the Irish ‘pocket’ Gospels – Talk

18:30, Wed 03 Dec

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

The first lecture in the new “Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Lecture Series” is “The St Cuthbert Gospel, John, and the Irish ‘pocket’ Gospels” by Dr Bernard Meehan (Head of Research Collections & Keeper of Manuscripts, TCD). Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014/2014-12-03cmrs_lecture_series.php

VitalTalks – Social Situation – Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 03 Dec

MARTcade, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Based on the concept of TedTalks, VitalTalks is a platform for young people to have their voices heard and listened to.

There will be 4 talks in the series On 26 Nov the first VitalTalks will be about the Social Situation (Homelessness, Community & Poverty) and subsequent talks are about Living (03 Dec), Identity (10 Dec), Employment/Education/Finance (11 Dec). There will be 4 speakers per talk and a panel of 4 experts.

Each VitalTalks will finish up with a ‘proactive change workshop’ that will challenge perceptions and start the conversation for change.

Admission to VitalTalks is free and there will also be a free wine receptio, but registration via the the Eventbrite website here is required.

VitalTalks as part of VitalSigns (www.irelandsvitalsigns.ie) aims to empower young people by sharing experiences, challenges and achievements. Creating an environment for proactive change.

www.facebook.com/events/1535545640020145

Moon Watch – Astronomy Ireland

19:00, Wed 03 Dec

Astronomy Ireland, Unit H4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Some of the most powerful telescopes in Ireland will be set up to give you and your family and friends the chance to view the Moon in spectacular close-up detail. There will also be free posters, back issues of the Astronomy Ireland magazine and great offers. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/moonwatchdec2014.php

Traditional Performance of the Child Ballads

19:00, Wed 03 Dec

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Following from a 2013 research and performance project based on the Child Ballad Collection at the NLI – a collection of traditional songs collected by the American collector Francis J Child in England and Scotland between 1882 and 1898 – another series of concerts will take place beginning between 26 Nov and 17 Dec. The performances will feature traditional singers:

Len Graham and Roisin White on Wednesday 03 December

On each evening a male and female singer will introduce and perform a selection of the Child ballads, hence the project title: Man, Woman and Child.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

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

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 03 Dec

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 03 Dec

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 03 Dec

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 03 Dec

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 03 Dec

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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 03 Dec

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Jazz Pigs with a classic multi-brass front line play a mix of Lounge, lively sixties Jazz and driving Funk. Every Wednesday downstairs in 4 Dame Lane. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 03 Dec

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

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

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 04 Dec

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 04 Dec

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 04 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Christmas Lunchtime Concert

13:00, Thu 04 Dec

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

A Christmas Lunchtime Concert with the Grace Notes String Trio takes place. The programme will include include Mozart, Schubert, Bach and new music from Emiel Stopler and some Christmas favourites.

Admission is free, booking via 01-8734333 is recommended.

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

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Treasures from East Asia – In Focus Tour

13:10, Thu 04 Dec

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Chester Beatty’s A-Z: From Amulet to Zodiac” is the title of this In Focus Tour that this time will focus exclusively on the East Asian Collections. Laura Muldowney, Researcher of the East Asian Collections, Chester Beatty Library will lead the tour.

Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. The tour is limited to the first 15 places. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Lunchtime Recital: Eileen McLoughlin

13:15, Thu 04 Dec

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Soprano Eileen McLoughlin will perform a lunchtime recital in St. Ann’s. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Nino Manfredi – A tribute to the Italian actor & director

13:15, Thu 04 Dec

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

As a tribute to the Italian actor and director Nino Manfredi, his films will be shown at 13:15 and 18:30 on Thursdays between 02 Oct and 04 Dec. The next screening is on Thursday: “In nome del Papa Re” by Luigi Magni (1977). (In Italian with English subtitles.)

Admission is free.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=589&citta=Dublino

Christmas Event at Smithfield

17:30, Thu 04 Dec

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Christmas Tree at Smithfield Plaza is probably again the very unloved, but extremely expensive (EUR 300k!), “modern” Christmas Tree (see a partial picture on the website below) that was for a few years in O’Connell Street (2008-2011) and then got discarded to Smithfield Plaza when a proper Christmas Tree finally came back to O’Connell Street.

Maybe to make up for the “second class” Christmas Tree, the Lighting Ceremony at Smithfiled comes with an Open Air concert on Thursday.

Hosted by Andrea Hayes, the concert will feature Lisa Hannigan, The Young Folk, Red Empire and New Dublin Voices.

Admission is free.

www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/christmas-tree-switch-smithfield-square/

Paul Muldoon Poetry Reading

18:00, Thu 04 Dec

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

Paul Muldoon will be awarded an Honorary Litt.D. at the Trinity College’s Commencements ceremony on 05 Dec. And on 04 Dec he will give a poetry reading in the Edmund Burke Theatre.

Everybody is welcome, but booking is essential by contacting Diane Sadler on diane.sadler@tcd.ie

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/31929.html

“Censored” – Print Museum Talks

18:30, Thu 04 Dec

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

‘Censored’ is a series of eight free evening lectures, running on the first Thursday of each month, from September 2014 to August 2015.

“The advent of printing in fifteenth-century Europe meant that texts, ideas, and opinions could be reproduced and diffused on an unprecedented scale. In response, most European countries established new institutions, laws and other mechanisms to censor the press. Ireland was no exception. This series will look at the ways in which the press was censored in Ireland from the arrival of printing in 1551 to the late twentieth century. Speakers will discuss literary, political and religious works that have been censored; consider the ways in which printers, booksellers and authors were reprimanded for publishing controversial texts and reflect on the various ways in which press regulation has changed over time.”

The fourth lecture is “The Control of Print in Eighteenth Century Ireland” by Prof Jimmy Kelly (St. Patrick’s, DCU).

Admission is free to all lectures in this series, but booking is required via 01-6603770

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

E. Lockhart – Book Signing

18:30, Thu 04 Dec

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

E.Lockhart will be in Eason’s in O’Connell Street for an evening of Chat, Q&A and signing. She will promote the release of her new paperback “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks”.

Tickets are free and can be booked through the information desk at Eason’s in O’Connell St or by emailing events@easons.com.

www.easonedition.com/join-eason-oconnell-street-for-an-unforgetable-evening-with-e-lockhart/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 04 Dec

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run next Thursday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 04 Dec

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 04 Dec

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 04 Dec

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 04 Dec

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Mid-Term Break – Gig

22:00, Thu 04 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Mid-term are playing cover versions from hits from the 60s to today. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-mid-term-break/

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 05 Dec

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

Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

11:00 – 19:00, Fri 05 Dec

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

After a super long Christmas Market in Dun Laoghaire last year that reached into January, this year the market is significantly shorter and also only open at weekends. A dramatic change from 2013!

The opening times are every day from 11:00-19:00 and the market is open on these 13 days

Sat+Sun 29-30 Nov / Fri-Sun 05-07 Dec / Fri-Sun 12-14 Dec / Fri-Tues 19-23 Dec

The special events during the Christmas Period are
+ Fri+Sat 05+06 Dec: Christmas Cookery and Craft School in Bloomfield Shopping Centre (13:00-15:30)
+ Sun 14 Dec: Santa Hat Record in aid of Barnardos
+ Sat 20 Dec: Lantern Procession & Festival Fireworks

www.dlrevents.ie/dlcf14_main.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 05 Dec

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 05 Dec

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

St Stephen’s Green Christmas Market

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 05 Dec

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

From 13 November until 23 December Dublin’s first ever City Centre Christmas Market takes place on one side of St. Stephen’s Green in the form of a lon row of wooden huts. Approx. 60 traders will be at the market selling handcrafted items, art, Christmas presents, food products etc. and there will also be food and drinks stands.

Admission is free.

Christmas Kingdom – St. Anne’s Park

14:00 – 20:00, Fri 05 Dec

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

Christmas Kingdom is a new Christmas event by Dublin City Council.

There is lots of entertainment for kids, but most attractions are not free (e.g. a Christmas circus, the North Pole play area, a festive train, face painters, balloons and children entertainments.

The free element of Christmas Kindom is a Live Crib and a market area consisting of 14 stalls selling food and crafts.

Initially it will open every weekend Fri 14:00-20:00 & Sat/Sun from 10:00 to 20:00. From 19-23 Dec the market will be open daily from 10:00-20:00 and will then continue until 04 Jan.

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 05 Dec

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival

19:30, Fri 05 Dec

St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Road Upper, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

The second Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival will take place at St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra from Friday 05-Sun 07 Dec. This year’s Festival will feature the oboe soloist, Nicholas Daniel and violist Meghan Cassidy as well as Irish composer, Gerald Barry and Saoi of Aosdána, composer Seoirse Bodley.

The Opening Festival Concert will take place at 19:30 on Friday. The programme is:

+ Gerald Barry ‘Fanfare’ for Solo oboe (World premiere)
+ Schubert String Trio in B flat major D471
+ Mozart Oboe Quartet in F major K370
+ Gerald Barry New work for violin and piano (World premiere)
+ Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K478

Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

The festival continues with free concerts on Sat (13:15+18:30) and on Sun (15:15).

www.spd.dcu.ie/site/music/documents/11380StPatsFidelioTrioBroA5v41.pdf%C2%A0

Stars, Comets and Mince Pies

19:30, Fri 05 Dec

Dunsink Observatory, Dunsink Lane, Dublin 15

The Irish Astronomical Society (IAS) is organising this special social event for amateur astronomers. It will include two talks, a quiz with a twist, a short film and – weather permitting – an observing session. Light refreshments and mince pies will also be served. Admission is free and everyone is welcome, but registration is required on the Eventbrite page here. (At the time of writing this, there were still tickets available, but I suggest you don’t delay your registration!)

The talks are: “Primitive meteorites, comets and the formation of the solar system” by Dr Ian Sanders (TCD) and “To Catch A Comet” by John Flannery (IAS).

More details can be found on the website below.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm#spec

12 bands for Christmas

20:00, Fri 05 Dec

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Not much detail is known at the time of writing this. But it seems that Sweeney’s are planning a big Friday. Check their website closer to the date. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 05 Dec

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 05 Dec

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 05 Dec

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 05 Dec

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 Bandits – Gig

22:00, Fri 05 Dec

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

The Bandits are an acoustic trio from Wicklow. The play a wide variety of music from Beatles to Lady Gaga. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Sissy // Fierce Mild – Gigs

22:30, Fri 05 Dec

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Sissy and Fierce Mild are performing in the Midnight Hour slot and admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-sissy-fierce-mild/

Events Coming Up

Christmas Songs & Stories – A Christmas Evening for Grown Ups

Thurs 18 Dec – Time: 20:00

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

For this Christmas Evening for Grown-Ups, storyteller Jack Lynch and traditional singer and song collector Len Graham create a show with great and unusual songs, seasonal Tall Tales and wickedly wise words.

Free tickets will be given out through a random lottery and to enter the lottery you have to send an e-mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject line CHRISTMAS SONGS & STORIES 18 DECEMBER. (Only winners will be notified.) Your entries have to arrive by 17:00 on 09 Dec

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,32537,en.html

Please note: This event was announced for 17 Dec until some time during last week, when the date got changed to the 18 Dec. So if you already sent in your ticket lottery entry, you might want to do it again with the correct date and the correct subject line! A new event was added on 17 Dec and you can read all details in the separate description below.

Christmas Evening with ‘New Solo Voices’

Wed 17 Dec – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This is a night with 3 gifted emerging young musicians: Elaine Mai, Patrick O’Laoghaire/I Have A Tribe and Leanne Harte will perform.

Tickets are free but limited to 2 per winner. Only Winners will be notified. Please apply for the random lottery draw by emailing farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the subject line “New Solo Voices 17 Dec”. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 09 December at 17:00.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,32594,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

08+16+22+23 November

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. In November there are 4 walks. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

The December events have not yet ben announced, but should appear on the website during the coming week.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Flamenco Festival: 30 Nov-07 Dec

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Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2014 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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