Dublin Event Guide 419: Dublin Pride Festival & Parade, People’s Art Exhibition, Dublin Flea Market, Smithfield Market Fair

June 27th, 2015
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 419 | 26 June 2015

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Hi all!

This weekend is not the busiest of all weekends and if you are a parent or a student or a teacher then maybe you were hoping for a great start of the holidays with an epic event. Well, there are lots of good events, just not one really big …unless the Dublin Pride Festival is something you are interested in, then you have the biggest festival of the year happening today. I’d say it is the most colourful event in Dublin!

Have a great weekend and make sure that you make proper use of the heat wave that we are promised for next week! ;-)

There are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your help with: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great. Not very many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Last week, for example, not a single person did give any donation. :-(

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 58,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goal is 50,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook Likes! Big goals, I know, but I believe we can achieve it! Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Would be super!!!! Can you help?

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good slot is a very simple appeal to you that is expressed in just two words:

THINK DIFFERENT!!!

Every great inventor, every great business leader and everybody that overcame serious problems had to do one thing! They had to THINK DIFFERENT! So when you encounter any challenges this week, do yourself a big favour and Think Different!

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

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

Last week Michael McS, Renee S, Julia C, Belinda B were the wonderful people supporting the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a lot! Please keep in mind that 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 190 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to here and give something back!

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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.

This week, there is the Dublin Pride Festival & Parade, the People’s Art Exhibition, the Dublin Flea Market, Smithfield Market Fair and the National Cable Wakeboarding Championships. And it is the last chance to see the Dublin City Hall exhibition/museum in the basement for free.

The Pride Festival is the only big event in that list, but unfortunately a lot of people still see a divide between “them” and “us”. Maybe – and this possibly sounds odd – the Dublin Pride Festival could be organised in aspects a bit more INclusive? It seems that the Pride Village at Merrion Square is a step in this direction, which is great.

Ohh and if you are more into Festivals like the Dublin City Spectacular (former Street Performance Worldchampionship), then look forward to the weekend of 11+12 July, when that amazing festival is back.

Don’t forget: Next week another First Wednesday will happen and if you don’t know what that is, check it out!

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Competitions

Le Trio Gershwin – Jazz Concert for Ataxia

Thursday 02 July
RDS Concert Hall, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

Ataxia Ireland is the national support group for families living with Ataxia, a devastating neurological disorder that starts developing in children aged 6 to 16. To raise important funds for a respite week in Co. Roscommon for sufferers of this incurable disorder and their families, Ataxia Ireland is inviting to a Jazz Concert with Parisian Jazz Band “Le Trio Gershwin” in the RDS Concert Hall.

It will start with a welcome reception with free food and wine and the concert will follow. Tickets can be bought for EUR 20/10 and 10% of the proceeds will go to Ataxia Ireland. You can buy your tickets at www.ataxia-concert.eventbrite.ie/

To promote their event, Ataxia Ireland has made 5 pairs of tickets available for Dublin Event Guide readers and if you would like to win a pair of tickets, you will have to enter the competition by sending your name and mobile phone number to dublineventguide@gmail.com using the subject ATAXIA, Your mail has to be with me by Tuesday 30 June at 13:00.

www.ataxia.ie/

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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The summer will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday!

This year’s summer might take place on Wednesday and Thursday of next week!! So be prepared and make the most of it. Met Eireann – who unfortunately get it wrong more often than they get it right, so be warned – have said that we could have a mini-heatwave next week with temperatures of 20-24 degrees on Tuesday and a whopping 26 degrees on Wednesday.

Sure, if you have ever been on holidays in a warm country, you know that 26 degrees is just nice but definitely not hot, but putting it into context, you have to know that the highest temperature EVER measured in Ireland was 33.3 degrees and that was on 26 June 1887.

So let’s hope that we get the 26 degrees and enjoy them. It might be the warmest day of the year.

www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/mini-heatwave-on-way-683824.html

Summer of Heritage – Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is running their Summer of Heritage programme again and this year it will be from 29 June – 06 September.

The programme is full of guided tours and other events and everything is free. 25 different venues/locations take part and tours take place throughout the week (Not every day in evenry location, but if you are flexible, you will be able to find a tour somewhere from Monday-Sunday).

Some of the locations are: Deansgrange Cemetery, Historic Milltown, Historic Blackrock, James Joyve Tower, Seapoint Martello Tower, Cabinteely House, The Metals, Historic Dun Laoghaire, Historic Dundrum, Foxrock Beckett Country Walk, Dublin Mountains Walk, Monkstown Castle and more.

You can download the full brochure with all the details here.

It is a really great programme that will give you the opportuniuty to learn more about some of the sights and venues that we often see from the outside, but never got in. I definitely plan to do the Martello Tower Tour before September!

Last reminder: Dublin City Traffic Plan – Your opinions required!

The Dublin City Traffic Plan will have significant impact on life and transport in Dublin and you should inform yourself about it, because it will change our city for generations.

Everybody is explicitly invited to submit their opinions via the consultation website here, before 16 July at 17:00!

The Irish Times describes the planned changes here.

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. Many events listed here will be free, but there will be a non-free event in the list as well and they will be marked as non-free. All information is supplied by Eventbrite.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

The Eventbrite Picks will be back next week.

And in the meantime you can 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.

PhotoIreland Festival

01-31 July

various locations

PhotoIreland Festival is an international festival of Photography and Image Culture in Ireland. It celebrates Ireland’s photographic talents, as well as bringing international practitioners and artists to Ireland. The festival highlights, promotes and elevates Photography in Ireland. The festival happens every year in July and consists of a vast amount of exhibitions and some other events. The full ist can be found here: www.photoireland.org/news/2015-exhibitions/

Boundless

25 June – 04 July

Fashion Fair, Drury Street, Dublin 2

A clash of culture, a mix of styles! Picture This! are bringing Boundless Brooklyn to Dublin.

15 top New York artists display alongside 15 of Ireland’s top talents in a mix of styles and a celebration of creativity from both sides of the Atlantic. 30 illustrated New York water towers create the bridge between the New York and Irish art scene.

www.facebook.com/events/398364460359023/

Riddle of the Burial Grounds

11 June – 01 Aug – 11:00-18:00 (Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Nuclear burial grounds (salt mines and other underground spaces that contain nuclear waste) are marked with signs today to warn about the dangers coming from them. But Plutonium, one of the nuclear waste products has a half-life of 24,000 years and maybe we can assume that it is gone after 10 half-times, which is 240,000 years!!

Now compare the wall paintings we find in caves or hieroglyphics with our ways of express information today. How can we ensure that even in 240,000 years the people living then will understand our warning signs and continue to protect and look after these nuclear burial grounds?

“Riddle of the Burial Ground” attempts to imagine a time in which language, signs and forms will be beyond our current comprehension and the 16 artists involved in this exhibition expressed this through sculpture, film, photography, documentary, fiction, science-fiction, history, landscapes and imagined futures.

Admission is free.

projectartscentre.ie/event/riddle-burial-grounds/

Industria Architecture Exhibition

24-28 June

Chocolate Factory, King’s Inn, Dublin 2

Industria is the culmination of a yearlong project by DIT’s final year architecture students. Over the course of the year and in conjunction with IDA Ireland, the modern workplace has been reimagined.

Designs located on sites across Waterford city include a vertical brewery, a hotel adapted for use as an apiary, a river water treatment plant and a drone testing facility. Drop in and explore the diverse range of beautiful drawings, models and imagination on show, you never know what you might find.

Admission is free. For more information visit www.industria15.tumblr.com

Saturday 27 Jun

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 27 Jun

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/

Malahide Car Boot Sale

09:00 – 13:00, Sat 27 Jun

Malahide Rugby Club, Estuary Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

The Malahide Car Boot Sale is running every Saturday at the Malahide Rugby Club. Admission is free for buyers.

www.facebook.com/MalahideCarBoot

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Jun

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

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Jun

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dundrum Festival

10:00, Sat 27 Jun

Dundrum (various)

The Dundrum Festival runs from Tues 23 – Sun 28 June. On Saturday a Heritage Walk will take place in the morning and Dance Performances on the Bandstand in the afternoon.

On Sunday the Main Street in Dundrum will be closed and a Family Day will happen.

+ Sat 27/06 – 10:00: Heritage Walk with John Lennon (meet at Barton Road Roundabout)
+ Sat 27/06 – 14:00: Dance Performances on Bandstand Dundrum Town Centre
+ Sun 28/06 – 14:00-17:00 Family Day in Dundrum Main Street

There is a downloadable PDF here but it doesn’t give a lot of detail.

dundrumfestival.ie/index.htm

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Jun

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 27 Jun

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. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

After a management change last year, it is not clear how many active stalls/sellers are currently still there and the market could do with some sprucing up and weeding out, but some people still find what they are looking for.

www.facebook.com/MerchantsMarket

National Cable Wakeboarding Championships

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Jun

Hanover Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

The Waterways Ireland National Cable Wakeboarding Championships take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Wakedock in Grand Canal Dock.

Ireland’s best cable wakeboarders will compete for the title of Irish Champion in several categories for ladies, men and youths.

Expect high adrenaline jumps and tricks over ramps on the course in the waters of the Grand Canal Dock.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/917000365019105/

Saturday Market Dalkey

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Jun

Tramyard, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

A new weekly Farmer’s Market is starting in Dalkey this week with over 20 vendors selling a wide variety of foods and an eclectic selection of arts and crafts. Admission is free.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 27 Jun

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

LuxLeaks: Stop Tax Dodging by Multinationals! – Talk

10:30 – 12:00, Sat 27 Jun

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

“LuxLeaks: Stop Tax Dodging by Multinationals!” is an event by Attac Ireland, a “a global organization opposed to neo-liberal globalization. It fights for tax and financial justice, and to disarm the financial markets.” At the event in the Connolly Room in Liberty Hall, you will learn how the tax loophole LuxLeaks works and what the consequences of it are.

A panel discussion with James Stewart (Associate Professor of Finance, TCD), Sorley McCaughey (Head of Advocacy and Policy, Christian Aid) and Claudine Gaidoni (Attac Ireland) with chair Marie Moran (Lecturer in UCD School of Justice and a member of Attac-Ireland)takes place.

Admission is free. Registration starts at 10:00.

After the event a tour in the IFSC will explain what companies are involved (see separate event notice here)

www.facebook.com/events/659760427459021/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 27 Jun

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/

Crumlin Sports and Family Fun Day

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Jun

Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Dublin 12

A Sports Day (11:00-16:00) will take place in Crumlin on Saturday and on Sunday a Family Fun Day (12:00-16:00) will follow. The venue will be the Eamonn Ceannt Park and the events are

SATURDAY: Fun and Games with Boxing, Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, GAA, Fencing, Archery, Martial Arts, Frisbee, Cycle Display, Street Striker, Obstacle Course, Zumba Display, Bouncing Castle and a Dog show.

SUNDAY: Family Fun Day in Eamonn Ceannt Park. In addition there will be a parade, which will leave St Agnes Church Car Park at 12:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Crumlin/107304959300168

Open Air Pilates + Life Coaching

11:00, Sat 27 Jun

Millenium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Every Saturday at 11:00 until 29 August an Open Air Pilates class, followed by a Coaching session with a Life Coach takes place in Blanchardstown. Organised by Pace Pilates and supported by Fingal County Council. Find all details on the Facebook page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/682996365157044/

Outdoor Yoga Class – Stephen’s Green

11:00, Sat 27 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Every Saturday (until 28 August) the Yoga Hub will run an Outdoor Yoga Class in St. Stephen’s Green near the bandstand.

Each class is donation based and the money you donate (each and every Euro!) will go directly to a different charity every week.

No booking required. Bring your own matt or towel. (If it rains, the bandstand will be used.)

www.facebook.com/events/1570921946506107/

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Five times this year the “People’s Art 2015″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Jun

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is from now on a weekly market.

The market has now grown to 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 27 Jun

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

Dublin Pride Village

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Jun

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Pride Village is where the parade ends, but the village opens already at 12:00. There will be entertainment all day long with community zones and family area in Merrion Square.

Once the parade arrives, guest speakers who have contributed to the LGBTQ community will talk (Gráinne Healy, Mark Kelly and Brian Sheehan). Music from Le Galaxie, Jerry Fish, ELM, M.C. Panti Bliss and Veda will entertain and a food and refreshment stalls will look after you.

www.dublinpride.ie/pride-village

Dun Laoghaire Fun Fair

12:00, Sat 27 Jun

Harbour Plaza, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A Summer Carnival / Fun Fair will be in Dun Laoghaire Harbour from 26 June – 12 July. It will open at 12:00 at the weekend and at 14:00 during the week. Admission to the Fair is free, the rides are – as you would expect – not free.

The Fun Fair is next to the Ferry Terminal. Just look for the Big Wheel.

dlharbour.ie/port-summer-carnival-dun-laoghaire-fri-26th-june-12th-july-2015/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Jun

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/

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Let’s Walk & Talk: Kimmage/Sundrive

12:00 – 13:30, Sat 27 Jun

Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Dublin 12

Kimmage and Sundrive are seen as relatively modern suburbs, but nevertheless, they have a history going back many centuries. This walk will introduce you to some of this past heritage, including the almost forgotten River Poddle. A number of famous people and events associated with the area will also be remembered.

Let’s Walk & Talk tours are led by historian Pat Liddy and usually take approx. 90 minutes. No booking required.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-community-community-and-social-development-service/lets-walk-and-talk

LuxLeaks: Guided tour through the IFSC – Guided Tour

12:00, Sat 27 Jun

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Attac Ireland, “a global organization opposed to neo-liberal globalization that fights for tax and financial justice and to disarm the financial markets” is inviting to a tour through the IFSC after their earlier meeting in Liberty Hall (see separate event notice).

The meeting point is the James Connolly statue opposite Liberty Hall and the “tour will highlight key companies involved in the murky world of finance, tax avoidance and property speculation in Ireland”.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1462482920712467/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 27 Jun

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/

Dublin Youth Dance Company

13:00, Sat 27 Jun

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Irish Youth Dance Festival celebrate its 15th year and for the first year, the festival also brings dance to the streets.

On Saturday there will be two free outdoor performances and a free indoor performance, all in the area of the dlr Lexicon. The outdoor performances are on the dlr Lexicon Plaza at 13:00 and 16:00 and the inddor performance is in the dlr LExicon Studio from 17:00-17:30.

The Festival is for contemporary dance for participants between Age 12 and 25.

www.facebook.com/DublinYouthDanceCompany

Pillow Fight – Morning Gloryville

13:00, Sat 27 Jun

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Morning Gloryville will host a Pillow Fight at the H&G Creations tent in Merrion Square at the Dublin Pride Village.

Please note that the Facebook Event Page for this event says that the event is at 13:00, but the description talks about 12:00. It seems that time was moved from originally 12:00 to 13:00.

Dress to dance and it seems the pillows will be provided!!

Admission is free and for details check the Facebook Event Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/1582929441929605/

Rose Garden of Sa’di in the Chester Beatty Library – Tour

13:10, Sat 27 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “A Copy of the Rose Garden of Sa’di in the Chester Beatty Library” with Costanza Ficorella will take place on Saturday.

Admission is free and no booking is required (Limited to first 15 participants). Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

Dublin Pride Parade

13:30, Sat 27 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin LBGTQ Pride Festival continues until Sunday and the main event takes place on Saturday: The Dublin Pride Parade is one of the most colourful events in Dublin and colourful doesn’t just cover the visible colour of clothes etc, but also covers the multi-culture and multi-gender and multi-preference participants themselves. You can take part of watch from the sidelines. Last year an estimate of 45,000 people took part in the parade.

But be aware of the new-ish parade route! It leaces at 13:30 at Parnell Square, goes down O’Connell Street, but then turns left on Eden Quay and continues to the Talbot Memorial Bridge (before Customs House) then across the liffey to Lombard Street, Westmoreland Row and then to Merrion Square.

The parade will end at Merrion Square where you will find the Pride Village (see separate event notice).

dublinpride.ie/the-parade

After the Pride Parade…

14:00, Sat 27 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

After the Pride Parade you have lots of options and admission to all is free:

+ Panti’s All Day Street Party at Panti Bar in Capel Street from 14:00
+ Pride Saturday at The George in George’s Street from 14:00
+ Gold Post Parade Party at Outhouse in Capel Street from 15:00
+ Pride Party at 4 Dame Lane from 16:00
+ Dublin Bear Pride Party at Nealon’s Pub in Capel Street from 16:00
+ El Styra’s Pop Party at Little Strand Street from 17:00

dublinpride.ie/events/#27June

Artefact Detective – Museum for Kids

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Jun

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

This Drop in Activity for kids from Age 6 will give your children an opportunity to think like an archaeologist for an afternoon and try to solve the puzzle of some mystery objects.

Admission is free. No booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4676

Mud Island Community Garden Open Day

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Jun

Newcomen Court, North Strand

Mud Island is a Community Garden in Dublin 3 and this Saturday they haven an Open Day there. The community invite to free Garden Tours, Workshops and fun and entertainment for the family.

Aisling, a helpful Dublin Event Guide reader, pointed this event out to me and I am happy to spread the word.

Find a tiny bit more information on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/mudisland.communitygarden

Progressive Film Club: Occupy Oakland & Police Corruption in Spain

14:30, Sat 27 Jun

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

At their next Film Screening, the Progressive Film Club will show “Autumn Sun” at 14:30, a film about Occupy Oakland, which was part of the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011/2012. And at 15:10 the Spanish film “Ciutat Morta” about police corruption in Barcelona will be shown.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Family Workshop with Emma O’Toole is this week entitled “The Midnight Sun”. It is suitable for ages 4-10 and admission is free. Find out all other details on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/June_27_Family.aspx

Newsflash – National Flash Fiction Day

15:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Saturday is National Flash Fiction Day and the Big Smoke Writing Factory is inviting to Newsflash, Two types of submissions were requested with deadlines in early June. The first is the under-500-word story category and the second is the 101 word category.

The best stories from the two categories will be read at the Newsflash event and you will meet lots of other flash fiction aficionados.

Wikipedia says that “Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity”.

Admission is free.

bigsmokewritingfactory.com/newsflash-for-newsflash/

Basque & Irish Culture Evening

16:00, Sat 27 Jun

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

“Friends of the Basque Country” and the Cobblestone invite to an afternoon of music and culture from the Basque Country and Ireland.

Basque ‘Bertsolaris’ – traditional Basque improv singers and poets – will perform and there will be folk songs and music from Ireland. At the Open Mic session you can contribute by singing a song or playing an instrument.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1603031516647129/

Ben Prevo – Rock Gig

20:00, Sat 27 Jun

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Ben Prevo and Band will play rock, covers and original compositions at their gig. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/ben-prevo-event1

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 27 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Live in Sin É will feature a variety of bands and musicians at this weekly gig night on Saturdays. The event is presented by Super Happy Funtimes. Admission is free and the line-up is can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In short, the line-up is A Cult Called Man, Boomchild, Eoin Martin.

www.facebook.com/events/1607378469521463/

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 27 Jun

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 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

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 27 Jun

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green

Jazz on the Green is now provided every Saturday in the bar of the Fitzwilliam Hotel. Admission is free.

This week Liza Nelson (vocals) and Eanna Ryder (piano) will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 27 Jun

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

The Solely Blues Club – Gig

21:00, Sat 27 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club will be in Arthur’s for a gig. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sat 27 Jun

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-32/

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jun

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

Fitminds – Training with a difference

10:00 – 11:00, Sun 28 Jun

Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Working towards – a fit mind. Fitminds is a new regular Sunday workshop which brings together the benefits of fitness & Mindfulness training. Move your body first, then meditate… and see how your mind likes it.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome (max EUR 10).

There will be interval training (walk, job, sprint) with varying intensity to accommodate all levels of fitness, followed by meditation. The event is hosted by Backtobasics who are a team of health professionals, personal trainers and wellness practitioners.

Fitminds takes place in the Gym on the Old Hampstead Hospital Grounds on Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, just off Ballymun Road and adjacent to Albert College Park. For questions, ring Peter on 086 217 9917 .

www.facebook.com/events/1591693224415919/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jun

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 28 Jun

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. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

After a management change last year, it is not clear how many active stalls/sellers are currently still there and the market could do with some sprucing up and weeding out, but some people still find what they are looking for.

www.facebook.com/MerchantsMarket

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 28 Jun

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/

National Cable Wakeboarding Championships

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Jun

Hanover Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

The Waterways Ireland National Cable Wakeboarding Championships take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Wakedock in Grand Canal Dock.

Ireland’s best cable wakeboarders will compete for the title of Irish Champion in several categories for ladies, men and youths.

Expect high adrenaline jumps and tricks over ramps on the course in the waters of the Grand Canal Dock.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/917000365019105/

Crumlin Sports and Family Fun Day

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jun

Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Dublin 12

A Sports Day (11:00-16:00) will take place in Crumlin on Saturday and on Sunday a Family Fun Day (12:00-16:00) will follow. The venue will be the Eamonn Ceannt Park and the events are

SATURDAY: Fun and Games with Boxing, Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, GAA, Fencing, Archery, Martial Arts, Frisbee, Cycle Display, Street Striker, Obstacle Course, Zumba Display, Bouncing Castle and a Dog show.

SUNDAY: Family Fun Day in Eamonn Ceannt Park. In addition there will be a parade, which will leave St Agnes Church Car Park at 12:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Crumlin/107304959300168

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jun

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

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

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

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jun

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/

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 28 Jun

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

“Forgotten Voices” is a 2-hour walking tour that will explore the lives of the people who lived in Dublin’s inner city from the Georgian Period to the middle of the last century.

Meeting point is at the entrance of the Four Courts Dublin. The tour is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via email to jsfolkloregirl024@gmail.com or – if you can’t book beforehand – just show up on the day.

Private group bookings off up to 25 people can be accommodated at a different time and or day on request.

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 28 Jun

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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Five times this year the “People’s Art 2015″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green.

(If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions.)

Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free and you will be able to admire (and buy) a huge amount of art works. The event starts close to 11:00 and typically finishes around 17:00, it runs from Friday until Sunday with the main activity on Saturday and Sunday.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

Dublin City Hall – Free Admission

11:30 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jun

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Last Chance:

Dublin City Hall is waiving the admission charges into their exhibition in the basement on every Sunday in June. The exhibition is entitled “The Story of the Capital” and is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in Dublin! You have four Sundays to give it a go, don’t miss it. (Last admission is at 16:15).

At 12:00 and 15:00 short talks about the City Hall will also take place.

dublincity.ie/dublincityhall

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 28 Jun

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 28 Jun

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/

Dun Laoghaire Fun Fair

12:00, Sun 28 Jun

Harbour Plaza, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A Summer Carnival / Fun Fair will be in Dun Laoghaire Harbour from 26 June – 12 July. It will open at 12:00 at the weekend and at 14:00 during the week. Admission to the Fair is free, the rides are – as you would expect – not free.

The Fun Fair is next to the Ferry Terminal. Just look for the Big Wheel.

dlharbour.ie/port-summer-carnival-dun-laoghaire-fri-26th-june-12th-july-2015/

Guided Summer Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 28 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Garden wants to share the beauty of the gardens with you and invite you for a free guided tour viewing the Herbaceous Borders, Annual Bedding displays, the Rose Garden and more. Every Sunday at 12:00 and at 14:30. (Duration: 1hr)

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Smithfield Market Fair

12:00 – 23:00, Sun 28 Jun

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Market Fair will take place again in the Generator Hostel at Smithfield Plaza and it is their 1st birthday!

Over 40 market stalls will be selling Vintage Clothes, Food, Vinyl records, Contemporary Arts, Jewellery pieces and much more. There will be live music and DJs.

Even free Yoga from 12:00-13:00 is added this time and E.T. will be screened at 15:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1853950644829597/

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 28 Jun

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 last concert before the summer break will feature the RTE Contempo Quartet performing the last concert in the “Father & Sons” Concert Series with guest William Dowdall, flute.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1359-sundaysnoon-rte-contempo-quartetwilliam-dowdall

The Smithfield Summer Picnics

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 28 Jun

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

From 28 June until 27 September, every Sunday from 12:00-15:00 BlueFire the people behind last years StreetFest at Smithfield are organising an afternoon of events. There will be at least two activities/ workshops/ games/ live bands or performances of some sorts every week.

You are invited to bring your blanket and picnic and have a great afternoon! Admission is free.

The details for this Sunday’s events are planned to appear here.

www.facebook.com/SmithfieldPicnics

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Due to the Dublin Pride Parade, this week’s Saturday “My Favourites” Tour is moved to Sunday!!

“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 myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Arms Around Moore Street – Protest

14:00, Sun 28 Jun

Moore Street, Dublin 1

The “Save Moore Street from Demolition” group has organised a symbolic human protective chain around Moore Street to express their determination to fight for the protection of the street and the buildings.

There will be musicians, singers and speakers and performers include Paul O’Toole and John Cummins.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/693420217436239/

Biodiversity Monitoring Talks

14:00, Sun 28 Jun

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Biodiversity Monitoring Talks will take place over three Sundays (14+21+28 June) in the Arkle Room of Farmleigh House.

As many species of pollinators (bees, wasps, etc) continue to decline around the world, the need to monitor them has increased. The pollinators now rely on us to provide them with a healthy habitat and in turn provide us with food and beauty. By learning a few simple steps to help provide a healthy environment, these species can then continue to provide us with useful functions such as pollination.

The talks will cover various interesting aspects of Biodiversity Monitoring in Ireland including species identification, how to set up a monitoring transect & how to increase pollen and nectar sources in you garden.

The event will start with a 25 minute Biodiversity presentation in the Arkle room followed by a 25 minute outdoor exploration to view some species on Farmleigh grounds. (Weather Permitting).

Admission is free and will be distributed on a first come first served basis at the guides reception desk of Farmleigh. For further information contact farmleightours@gmail.com or call 01 815 5914.

The topic of the final event of this series is “Bumblebees of Ireland and Farmleigh”.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,34203,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 28 Jun

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/

Dundrum Festival

14:00, Sun 28 Jun

Dundrum (various)

The Dundrum Festival runs from Tues 23 – Sun 28 June. On Saturday a Heritage Walk will take place in the morning and Dance Performances on the Bandstand in the afternoon.

On Sunday the Main Street in Dundrum will be closed and a Family Day will happen.

+ Sat 27/06 – 10:00: Heritage Walk with John Lennon (meet at Barton Road Roundabout)
+ Sat 27/06 – 14:00: Dance Performances on Bandstand Dundrum Town Centre
+ Sun 28/06 – 14:00-17:00 Family Day in Dundrum Main Street

There is a downloadable PDF here but it doesn’t give a lot of detail.

dundrumfestival.ie/index.htm

Family Art Workshops: Use your Head to make a Hat!

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jun

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

The Family Workshop “Use your Head to make a Hat” will happen on Sunday.

“Discover your inner fashion designer and go exploring in the Museum for inspiration to design a fabulous hat. Check out the hats in the Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition or try designing a hat to match one of the amazing outfits in the new Ib Jorgensen exhibition.”

The event is free, but a EUR 2 contribution towards materials per child is required and you also have to book via 01-6777444. The workshop will run twice, from 14:15-15:15 and from 15:45-16:45.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4677

Pinocchio – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 28 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Film Screening of “Pinocchio” (88 min) will happen in the CBL. The original 1940 classic tale of the puppet will come to life.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Jun

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

Battle of Waterloo Re-enactment

14:30, Sun 28 Jun

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Battle of Waterloo Re-enactment will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,34321,en.html

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 28 Jun

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 28 Jun

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

National Gallery Sunday Lecture: Donegal County Museum

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 28 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture this Sunday is about the Donegal County Museum with Judith McCarthy fromt he Donegal County Museum. The talk is part of a free lecture series on the theme of ‘Exploring Museum Collections Nationwide’.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/June28_Talk.aspx

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Jun

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

17:00, Sun 28 Jun

McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

The Dublin Bluegrass Collective will perform in McLoughlin’s in Dun Laoghaire.

It seems that the gig is is free, but I couldn’t find any definite confirmation, so please check.

www.facebook.com/events/976422249059006/

Dublin LGBTQ Pride Ceremony of Love and Remembrance

18:00, Sun 28 Jun

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

A Ceremony of Love and Remembrance will take place at the Oscar Wilde statue in Merrion Square to remember the LGBTQ community and family members who have died.

dublinpride.ie/events/#28June

Jazz & Tapas Dinner

18:00 – 20:30, Sun 28 Jun

Zaragoza, 18 South William Street, Dublin 2

The next Jazz&Tapas Brunch/Dinner in Zaragoza is this Sunday with Denise Whyte (vocals) and James Mullen (piano) performing.

www.zaragozadublin.com/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 28 Jun

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 28 Jun

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 28 Jun

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Connor Linnie – Folk Gig

20:00, Sun 28 Jun

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Connor Linnie will play a Folk gig in the Harbour Bar and admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/conor-linnie

The Juke Joint Aces – Gig Night

20:00, Sun 28 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Juke Joint Aces will perform in Sin E on Sunday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1607378469521463/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 28 Jun

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 28 Jun

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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 28 Jun

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 28 Jun

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 28 Jun

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 29 Jun

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 29 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 29 Jun

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/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 29 Jun

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

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The Empowered City – Talks

18:00 – 19:30, Mon 29 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Dublin City Architects (via PIVOT Dublin) is running a pilot project around challenges faced by owners and residents of private apartment complexes in the city, called The Empowered City.

On Monday, Joel Mills and Erin Simmons from the Center for Communities by Design will talk about The Empowered City Pilot Project and also the Design Assistance Programme (a strategic initiative of the American Institute of Architects Center for Communities by Design) it draws on.

Through this programme, over 1,000 professionals from more than thirty disciplines have provided millions of dollars in professional pro bono services to more than 200 communities across the U.S. – engaging thousands of people in community-driven participatory process.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/06/empoweredcity

Pleasing Features – Gig Night

19:30, Mon 29 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

More Irish talent will be showcased at the next Pleasing Features Gig Night.

The line-up is Transmission Club, Brass Phantoms, Míde Houlihan, White-Line Fever.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/pleasing-features/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 29 Jun

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

New England Conservatory Youth Symphony

20:00, Mon 29 Jun

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The New England Conservatory Youth Symphony from Boston, Masachusetts will perform a concert in the National Concert Hall with the Royal irish Academy of Music Percussion Ensemble.

The NEC Youth Symphony is an ensemble made-up of student musicians aged 12-18 who study in the Preparatory School Division of New England Conservatory in Boston, MA (USA).

Admission is free and tickets are available through the box office of the National Concert Hall (01-4170000) or via the link below.

nch.ie/Online/NEC-Youth-Symphony-29Jun15

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 29 Jun

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

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

20:00, Mon 29 Jun

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Super Happy Fun Times are running an Open Mic night for Music and Spoken Word every Monday in Sin É.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 29 Jun

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bad hosts “Al Porter’s Comedy Shed”. Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 29 Jun

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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 29 Jun

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 29 Jun

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 29 Jun

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

Tuesday 30 Jun

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National Gallery Tuesday Lecture: GAA Museum

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 30 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“GAA Museum, Croke Park” with Joanne Clarke (GAA Museum) is a talk in the lecture series ‘Exploring Museum Collections Nationwide’.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/June30_talk.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 30 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 30 Jun

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

Church, State & Oppression in Ireland – Talk

19:00, Tue 30 Jun

Unite the union, 55-56 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

“Get the Bishops out of our Bedrooms! – The Church, The State & Oppression in Ireland” is a talk by Eamonn McCann (journalist and civil rights activist) on Tuesday. The event is organised by the Socialist workers Party. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1591768321110593/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 30 Jun

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 30 Jun

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

Endless Rain – Spoken Word event

20:00, Tue 30 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Endless Rain is a monthly themed spoken word event and this month it attempts to get laughs out of the Leaving Cert. The contributors are Alicia Byrne Keane, Alvy Carragher and James Moran. Admission is free with a suggested donation of EUR 3.

www.facebook.com/events/819515941475462/

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 30 Jun

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Live sessions with the Blue Moon Folk and Blues Collective are taking place every Tuesday at the Beerhouse. Admission is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 30 Jun

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 30 Jun

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday AND Tuesday. 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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 30 Jun

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

Venus and Jupiter Watch

21:00, Tue 30 Jun

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

On one of the nicest days of this year (Met Eireann you better be right!) another big event happens: Venus and Jupiter will merge at 21:00 and Astronomy Ireland are celebrating this event with a star gazing event.

Admission is free.

www.astronomy.ie/venusjupiterjune2015.php

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 30 Jun

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 30 Jun

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Wednesday 01 Jul

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 01 Jul

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
+ 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

3D – Printing, Scanning & Making EXPO

10:00 – 18:00, Wed 01 Jul

UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

On Wednesday Irish 3D experts, Industry experts, jewellers and designers will be presenting state of the art achievements equipment and software at the 3D printing Expo in UCD. 3D printing in food, anatomy and medical technology will be discussed regarding its impact and prospects.

The event takes place in G20 in the Newstead Building on the UCD Campus.

Participants/contributors are Jenny Lawlor ( Pioneering Jewellery Designer), Michael Rock( Jeweller), Dolman Group (Product Design), Roslyn Park College, NCAD Innovation, Layer Labs, 3D Printing Ireland, EMCO, Formlabs, Concept-Laser, ultimaker, Stratasys, 3-Doodler, Leica,ink3D,Filamentshop,NUI Maynooth Product Designers.

Admission is free, but registration is required via the Eventbrite Page here.

www.facebook.com/U3D.Dublin

Phoenix Park Walking Tour

11:00, Wed 01 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A Phoenix Park Walking Tour will bring you to Farmleigh House to explore the grounds and walled garden.

Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,34374,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 01 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 01 Jul

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/

Army no. 1 Band Lunchtime Performance

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 01 Jul

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Army no. 1 Band will perform in Herbert Park an open air lunchtime concert.

Admission is free.

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/army-no-1-band-lunchtime-performance/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Wed 01 Jul

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!

Etel Adnan – Gallery Talk

13:15 – 14:00, Wed 01 Jul

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

Rachael Gilbourne (Assistant Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA) introduces the new exhibition of artist, poet and writer Etel Adnan. A selection her oil paintings and leporellos will be discussed.

Admission is free.

www.imma.ie/en/page_236992.htm

Temple Bar “Night” Market

15:00 – 20:00, Wed 01 Jul

Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar “Night” Market is more an afternoon and evening market (15:00-20:00) and it takes place every Wednesday until 19 August.

You can buy Arts & Crafts at this market. In previous years the missing food and drink stalls (probably to protect the pubs and restaurants in Temple Bar) was mentioned by visitors as a critique.

www.facebook.com/LoveTempleBar

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 01 Jul

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

Cakes, Custard and Category Theory

18:00 – 19:15, Wed 01 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Easy recipes for understanding complex maths will be provided by Eugenia Cheng (Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, University of Sheffield) in her talk “Cakes, Custard and Category Theory: Easy Recipes for Understanding Complex Maths.”

Whether you are a maths glutton or have forgotten how long division works (or never really knew in the first place), the chances are you’ve missed what really makes maths exciting and mathematical crusader Eugenia Cheng will tell us why we should all love maths.

Sounds very interesting!!

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/06/cakescustardandcategorytheoryeugeniacheng

Water Charges Protest

18:00, Wed 01 Jul

Dail Eireann, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A Water Charges protest will take place in Kildare Street, find details onthe site below.

www.facebook.com/events/763316687118900/

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 01 Jul

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Brand New Switcharoo are playing a regular Roots Gig on Wednesdays in the Harbour Bar in Bray. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on

Canada Day Party

20:00, Wed 01 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

A Canada Day Party will take place in the Woolshed on Wednesday. There will be DJs and Giveaways and lots of Canadians. :-)

www.facebook.com/Woolshed.Dublin

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 01 Jul

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 01 Jul

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club, run by comedian Aidan Killian, takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 01 Jul

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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).

Crow Black Chicken – Gig

23:55, Wed 01 Jul

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

AC/DC will be in Dublin on 01 July and at the after party in the Mezz, Crow Black Chicken will perform. Admission is free. The gig starts after midnight (approx. 00:30).

www.facebook.com/events/428318507350348/

Thursday 02 Jul

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Picture Clinic – National Gallery

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 02 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

At the Picture Clinic, National Gallery Curators appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery.

The Picture Clinic takes place on the first Thursday of every month (except August and January). No appointments necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/PictureClinic/July_2015_PictureClinic.aspx

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 02 Jul

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 02 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 02 Jul

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

Wood Quay Summer Sessions

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 02 Jul

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions, five 1-hour long open air gigs, will take place for the first time this year.

Throughout July, Dublin City is inviting to this lunchtime event every Thursday at the outdoors “Amphitheatre” between Christ Church and the Dublin Civic Offices.

The line-up for the five weeks is:
+ 02 July: Rob Walsh // Travis Oaks
+ 09 July: David Keenan // Third Smoke
+ 16 July: Sinead White // Cry Monster Cry
+ 23 July: O Sister // Bunoscionn
+ 30 July: Elephant // The Flaws

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/WoodQuaySummerSessions2015

Yeats2015: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 02 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Come to this public tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” on the first Thursday of each month from March – October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet.

Admission is free. Booking is not required, but places are limited.

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

Explore the magic of stories – Children Workshop

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 02 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Join the Buzz: Explore the magic of stories” with Debbie Thomas is a creative writing workshop for boys and girls aged 8-11

Explore the magic of stories with children’s author Debbie Thomas. Create your own characters, plots and settings, using themes from her new book “Class Act”, a buzzing tale of bees, courage and Curly Wurlys.

It seems that the event is free, but please check. Book a place via learning@nli.ie

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

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 02 Jul

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Forro Night (Brazilian Dance) with a Forro Live Band takes place in the D-One Bar & Brazilian Grill every Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Exploring the microbial unknown – Talk

18:00 – 19:15, Thu 02 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Find out what’s left to learn about the bacteria on our bodies and in our homes, the ants in our backyard, the cats in our neighbourhood and the mites on our faces.

Rob Dunn is a biologist and writer in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University and he works on large-scale biology filled with unknowns.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below. (BTW Mites on our face is not a mistake! They really are there!)

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/05/robdunnbigquestionsaboutsmallspecies

Latin American Cultural Quarter for Dublin? – Talk

18:00, Thu 02 Jul

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Does Dublin need a Latin American Cultural Quarter? Come along to a talk by Antonio Sierra (former Director of the Instituto Cervantes from 1971 – 1991).

Admission is free and some refreshments will be served at 17:30. No booking required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/latin-american-cultural

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Jul

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

On Thursdays from 18:00-20:00, the Little Museum of Dublin waives all admission charges thanks to sponsor Guinness.

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin. A new exhibition at the Little Museum is “Dear Christy: The Christy Brown Collection”. It is the first time that Christy’s personal archive will go on view. You can visit that exhibition as well when you are there on Thursday.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 02 Jul

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale which starts so early (06:00!!) that you need to be an insomniac or a super early bird, there is now a Thursday evening Car Boot Sale in the same location. It starts at 18:30 and runs until 22:00. Late night car boot shopping. :-) Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 02 Jul

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 myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul – Thursdays at Arthurs – Gig

19:00, Thu 02 Jul

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly live music gig of the genres Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul will take place in Arthur’s Pub with weekly changing performers:

+ 1st Thursday: Ben Prevo
+ 2nd Thursday: Declan Kennedy
+ 3rd Thursday: Dermot Byrne
+ 4th Thursday: Mick Pyro

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 02 Jul

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30), followed by live music (21:00-23:30) by up and coming local and international artists.

Admission is free before 20:00 and free finger food is provided.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Xchange/1472043553072435

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 02 Jul

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

Jack O’Rourke – Folk Rock Gig

20:00, Thu 02 Jul

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Jack O’Rourke will play a Folk Rock / Baroque Pop gig in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/jack-orourke-event

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 02 Jul

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

Every Thursday 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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 02 Jul

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/brady-s-fun-pub-quiz-back-thursday-8th-jan-2015/1001225919300910319322809

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 02 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 02 Jul

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 02 Jul

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

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 02 Jul

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Delorean – Back to the Eighties – Gig

23:55, Thu 02 Jul

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Delorean is an 80s Tribute Band and they will be in The Mezz for a gig. Admission is free

www.facebook.com/events/466751603506122/

Friday 03 Jul

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 03 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 03 Jul

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

American Independence Weekend at The Church

17:00, Fri 03 Jul

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

The Church will celebrate American Independence Day with an Independence Weekend full of “fun and entertainment”.

The festival begins on Friday with “The All American BIG BBQ” in their Outdoor Garden with Giant Games and Live DJ. This will be followed by a late Bar & Club.

On Saturday “Rock of Ages” are kicking off the 4th of July celebrations on the main stage from 22:00. They will play hits from the biggest Rock Bands from the 70s & 80s (e.g. Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Kiss, Whitesnake, etc). Two DJs will also be there.

Admission is free. To bok a table contact reservations@thechurch.ie or call 01-8280102.

www.facebook.com/events/372977989558074/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 03 Jul

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

Amercian Mass Choir Concert – in aid of Musical Youth Foundation

20:00, Fri 03 Jul

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Over 100 young people from 5 choirs from USA & Canada will perform a unique concert in Christ Church Cathedral on Friday 03 July.

The August Children’s Chorale from Georgia USA, the Ecole Secondaire Neelin High School Choir from Manitoba in Canada, the Forrest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Choir from Washington USA, the Texas Youth Chorale USA and Voices in the Laurel from North Carolina USA will come together under the direction of Dr Rollo Dilworth and will entertain you with performances by individual choirs and a programme of the mass choir.

Admission is free and at the end your donation for the Musical Youth Foundation, a charity that helps to fund free music education programmes for disadvantaged children in Ireland, will be very welcome.

musicalyouthfoundation.org/2015/06/04/free-concert-christ-at-church-cathedral/

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 03 Jul

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

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 03 Jul

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A weekly Gig Night in Sin É, organised and presented by Super Happy Fun Times takes place every Friday and admission is free. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Túcan – Folk Rock Gig

20:00, Fri 03 Jul

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Túcan are playing instrumental Folk Rock combined with acoustic funk and some dance classics. They will be in the Harbour Bar for a free gig.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/tucan

Dick Farrelly – Gig

21:00, Fri 03 Jul

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

Dick Farrelly will perform in Mother Reilly’s. Despite pages of information about Farrelly’s biography, I couldn’t find any information about the music at and the configuration of his gig. Singer/Songwriter? Solo Performer? Band?

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/444985615673332/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 03 Jul

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 03 Jul

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. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+27 June

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. 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

The next walks take place on 07+27 June.

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

From 05 July until 06 September a weekly Dublin Mountains Walk takes place as part of the Summer of Heritage programme in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. The walk starts at 11:00 (every Sunday) at the Barnaslingan Wood car park. It will have a 2 hour duration and max 20 people can take part. Pre book your place via heritage@dublinmountains.ie
www.dlrevents.ie/soh15.html

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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Corner Cafés are killing us!!! …according to South Dublin County Councillors

On Thursday (25 June 2015), South Dublin County Councillors met to debate the draft development plan 2016-2022 and in this plan the policies for allowing new fast-food outlets and takeaways is discussed, with the goal to “prevent an excessive concentration of fast-food outlets and takeaways, and ensure that the intensity of any proposed use is in keeping with both the scale of the relevant building and the pattern of development in the area”.

Makes sense and is worth discussing to ensure that areas have a balanced mix of shops, restaurants etc instead of having fast-food ghettos. But since this is a development plan and not a “health plan”, it is not to save the nation but to guarantee “nice” town development.

However independent councillor Deirdre O’Donovan and a cohort of other independents and a Green party councillor have seen their opportunity to save the nation (or at least South Dublin County) from the looming doom of obesity. They found out that it is not fat that makes us fat and therefore chippers and fast food outlets are off the hook, instead it is “sugar is what’s killing us”. And the natural conclusion (at least for county councillors that don’t understand their job) seems to be to prohibit new cafes from opening if there are too many already in one area.

Adding cafes or any other shop/outlet to the closer looked at categories in a development plan is not a laughable idea as long as it for twon planning reasons, but if the main motivator is to protect the population from obesity then it is laughable and will hopefully be rejected.

The minutes from the meeting don’t seem to be available yet at the time of writing this, but let’s hope that the other councillors understand development plans better than Deirdre O’Donovan. By the way, she is intending to stand for election for the Dail elections in 2016. Be warned!

The Herald.ie wrote about this here.

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